Postron Dec 29, 2012 @ 4:20am
Does anyone know how to get strafe sections to go
I alway have the problem that the ships don't manage to point at the enemy correctly resulting in very low firing rates whith even lower hit rates
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Commodore Dannerson Dec 29, 2012 @ 4:22am 
its a combat stance.
Postron Dec 29, 2012 @ 4:55am 
i know but it works only ~20% of the time
Commodore Dannerson Dec 29, 2012 @ 5:04am 
manual firing runs. tbh though the ships in this game are designed around broadsides
Rossinna-Sama Dec 29, 2012 @ 12:38pm 
Depends on your faction. Solforce love broadsides as do Hivers, but Tarka despise them.

Use Neutral Stance and set your Facing to Target (one on the far left), and your ships should always point at your selected target.

Pursuit mode also tends to work better than Close to Engage stance, but again depends on your faction. Each one's Pursuit mode works differently, for example the Liir one will have thier cruisers orbit the target.
Resok Jan 2, 2013 @ 6:42pm 
The main trick for leveraging Strafe sections is clicking the middle facing button called "Facing". Looks like a Triagle pointing directly at a circle. This combined with targetting orders or other stances like Persuit will help get the most of direct fire sections like Strafe and Blazers (and direct fire photon torps, etc.).
Delta Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:36pm 
iv had this problem too and its so annoying cause my main battle ships have fixed weapons in the bow and wont aim them
Commodore Dannerson Jan 4, 2013 @ 3:36pm 
pfft lancers are primarily for stern chases as far as im concerned. primary armament on my ships has always been torps and fusion cannons.
The_Mess Jan 4, 2013 @ 4:43pm 
Originally posted by Rossinna-Sama:
Depends on your faction. Solforce love broadsides as do Hivers, but Tarka despise them.

Use Neutral Stance and set your Facing to Target (one on the far left), and your ships should always point at your selected target.

Pursuit mode also tends to work better than Close to Engage stance, but again depends on your faction. Each one's Pursuit mode works differently, for example the Liir one will have thier cruisers orbit the target.
This +1

And lancers are very effective at crusier killing when used properly and you enemies aren't packing later armours and structural reinforcement techs /muwahahahaha

TT Mar 5, 2013 @ 10:02pm 
There is no way to get ships to properly aim their big pretty lances. Just don't use those and stick to weapons with a decent firing arc instead.
Honorable_D Mar 5, 2013 @ 10:57pm 
There are 2-3 "facing" options such as broadside but you'll want the "face target" option.

Then there are 4 "stance" options. You want Neutral or Pursuit. DO NOT using Close to Attack or Stand-off stance when using direct fire weapons.
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