Posted 26 April 2005 - 09:01 AM
The hard part is surviving until you can research the good engines and weapons.
After that... here's some tips.
1) Despite it's lowly stats, the X-sidewinder missile has the hidden property that it's intangible.
That means the missiles are impossible to destroy by shots, other missiles, or explosions.
This makes them INSANE for destroying alien bases. Just aim your ship on the alien base on a high speed bombing run and unload EVERY missile as fast as you can mash the button. Then fly off and watch the explosion.
2) Use a Lightning with Graviton Pulse Drive, Tachyon Pulasars, the lightest armor and equipment.
At around max weapon range, the enemy ships will be forced to fly in a straight line to attempt keeping up with your craft. This will let you snipe them while flying backwards with near impunity.
3) I suck at dogfights. Can't even outfly the beginning alien craft on easy. On Superhuman, neither can you... BUT, what I CAN do is create uber craft designs and dastardly tactics... which might include sniping, ramming, tractor beams, X-side winders, temporary withdrawals... it's been a long time since I played this game, forgot details.