Posted 29 October 2002 - 11:10 PM
Well, you could probably get a type-3 alien transporter late in the game, but you might have to make the aliens pretty desparate to do so. They're rare, but if you haven't shot one down, there's a possibility that one might still be flying about in the alien dimension. You could send in a probe and check for yourself though.
What you need to do now is buy as many Hawks as you can and arm them all with medium disrupters and four small shields. If a couple of Explorers can take down battleships, hawk air warriors can do the same, except they can carry more shields.
Destroy as many alien ships that enter the city as possible. You'll have to deal with a Battle and Mother ship every week. Possibly a new bomber and escort (it's also purple, but usually is cloaked and only fires stasis bombs) too, or three alien scouts. Consistently shoot these ships down and any assault or fast attack ships that come into the city.
You could send a squad of dimension probes into the alien dimension and, with a bit of skillful flying, or flying off to the right edge of the map for a breather, you could carefuly shoot down all the probes and scouts yourself.
If enough ships are shot down, maybe, just maybe they'll send the old type-3 transport ship in, and that's when you capture it.
It's quite a long shot, but worth trying.
NKF, narrow minded fuddy duddy who refuses to let go of the past and will not accept anything newer than 1979.