Breaking a choke point

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Gravemind
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Breaking a choke point

Postby Gravemind » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:42 am

Hello everyone! I have noticed that there are a lot of discussions on the forum about how to make a choke point. But there are very few regarding how to break them. So I am starting this discussion to let you give your opinion on what strategies you generally use to break a choke point.
I myself use an ice wall and a protector to hold a choke, and then shurikens to take the adjacent nodes. Obviously, this is a very novice method, and I am sure higher level players use different techniques. So I hope you ( higher level players ) will share your knowledge with noobs like me.

PS : If you don't know what a choke point is, go and read the wiki first.
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Re: Breaking a choke point

Postby Hell_Diguner » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:45 am

Maniacs work ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°
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Re: Breaking a choke point

Postby Hell_Diguner » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:35 am

So nobody's going to make a serious reply?
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Re: Breaking a choke point

Postby Gravemind » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:10 am

Looks like no one is interested. Forum has been extremely quiet since a few days, so I am not too surprised.
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Re: Breaking a choke point

Postby Luminaar » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:11 pm

TheLurkingRage wrote:No relevant quote. Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.
Lurk probably missed this one. He's normally good with advice. 8-)
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Re: Breaking a choke point

Postby Gravemind » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:54 am

Luminaar wrote:
TheLurkingRage wrote:No relevant quote. Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.
Lurk probably missed this one. He's normally good with advice. 8-)

Thanks! Now he will find this no doubt.
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Re: Breaking a choke point

Postby Alfatrion » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:39 am

I've seen people using a shocker and shurrikens. The shocker disables the adjacent nodes.
I've uses a protector and 2 blaster. The blasters disable one node.

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Re: Breaking a choke point

Postby Hell_Diguner » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:16 am

I guess nobody is answering this because the question is too open-ended. There are many different kinds of choke points and the surrounding network also effects what the most optimal way to break a particular choke will be. Plus you might not have upgraded the right programs to break the choke in the most optimal way, or perhaps you pre-compile a different set of programs that work on most bases and you don't want to wait for the most optimal programs to compile.

You'll probably generate more discussion by posting specific networks with one or two choke points that give you trouble.
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Re: Breaking a choke point

Postby Gravemind » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:48 am

First of all, Diguner, thanks for taking an active interest in this topic. I never expected someone of your stature to actually give me advice on how to make my topic better and to reactivate the topic when I myself had given up all hope. (This is a compliment)
Second, I am personally facing no problems right now with choke points, since I am only using stealth to loot resources. I actually made this thread on behalf of those people who are really facing trouble breaking choke points, or will face this trouble in the future.
However, keeping your points in mind, I will restate the question.
There are three strong types of choke points, in my opinion:
Type 1: all black ice, protected by three guardians each - this has really high DPS, and is also very difficult to break. But it is slow.
Type 2: all turrets - this one is really quick, and if you are not fast enough with your ice wall/shocker, it will be impossible to take. Three level 21 turrets will take a level 1 scanner within 0.9 seconds.
Type 3: black ice and 2 turrets combo - the best one. It has both high DPS and high speed. And if you protect your black ice with three guardians, it can be very difficult to break.
Assume that the choke point is a level 1 scanner in each case and all defence nodes are level 21(including sentry). How will you go about hacking each of these? Answers suggesting a way for any one case are also welcome.
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Re: Breaking a choke point

Postby Hell_Diguner » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:07 am

Remind me to stop procrastinating and reply to this
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