Sybreed Oct 7, 2012 @ 9:13am
Need help on the raptor raid mission
So it's the 4th time I try to do this mission without much success. First, I finally learned how to manually target and arm weapons which proved to be quite useful. But, I run out of energy before I can kill a second target. Seriously, for small ships they have pretty powerful shields. Am I doing something wrong in terms of energy consumption? I can get the 2nd target to half shields but then my guns stop firing. I use all weapons, because my energy shells alone aren't enough to get through their shield.
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Protoss Oct 10, 2012 @ 1:00am 
What I found best in doing, is equip the Angelwing with three energy shells, and two hull busting weapons. Fire only one group of weapons at a time. Take down their shields first. Then go for Hull. With three energy shells, you should do fine. If you still have trouble, fire on the target that the Chrome is firing on. Ignore the cries of help from cargo ships. Usually they aren't even being attacked. They are just whining. Also, something that might help you ALOT is that you can pause the game with the space bar. I don't remember if you can take off the datascanner, but if you can, you could always try to remove it for a fourth energy shell, if nothing else is working. I hope that helps. Mind what I said about pausing it too. You'll want to do that alot ore later in the game. It'll be a lifesaver. Anways, hope it helps, and good luck with it.
Sybreed Oct 10, 2012 @ 8:43am 
oh thx but I was able to complete that mission :P

I'm not at the one where you have to protect the Colossus. I have trouble breaking that Siege Laser formation... but yeah, I did what you said, difference being I could only have 2 energy cells so I went with those. Manually controlling the angel wing worked better for me. Manually controlling an entire fleet is a bit tiresome though, even with pausing the game...
Protoss Oct 10, 2012 @ 2:23pm 
Try grouping together some of your ships. Ctrl then click the ships, then hit Ctrl and a number, 1-4 to group. When going for the Siege laser formation, either go for the battleship and hit it with EVERY weapon. or go for the smaller ships. The grouping makes it so you don't have to contrl each ship individually. Going for the smaller ships, might work better for you. because they are weaker. But, destroying the Battleships make it so they can't do siege laser formation at all.
Sybreed Oct 10, 2012 @ 2:59pm 
I was wondering if using the commands on the lower right was a good idea. Sometimes, I'd rather use almost all weapons on some ships so their shields drain faster. I swear, it can take up to 3-4 minutes to drain a small ship.
SMILEDOZER Nov 15, 2012 @ 2:04pm 
i have the same proble, i find most of my own ships just sitting still half the time after i give commands, except for maybe one who charges forwards on its own and gets killed...
insanely annoying.

i found how to break the siege laser on the colossus mission is first, have all ships attack the grarg(or whatever) ship that usually gets inside the fort shield, then have all the small ships (2 destroyers, 2 frigates) attack the other small ships, and have angelwing and the corvette attack the big ships.
that should get you 3 ships down before they set ut the siege laser, and at that point, have all ships attack one of the smaller ships (smalles) in the formation, and it will break.
boost all shields to 200% before you leave the fort shield.

i also usually set the ships to focused mode and direct each cannon individually and i never use lasers. those things doesn't work half the time anyway..
Professor Xavier Jan 16, 2013 @ 12:38pm 
its easy all u gotta do is use the little destroers to take out the ship that gets inside the shield youll have to use anglewing as well of course. then have all the other ships and fighters attack the battleship fighters and gunships usually puch through shields really easy so have them target the siege laser itself and use the other ships to punch through the formation.
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