Really tired of these kind of defense :(

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Really tired of these kind of defense :(

Postby llliiippp » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:13 am

I tried beat these kinds of nets lately, and somehow never worked.
Shocker/protector.icewall combo
Beam/shocker/ice wall combo
Even kraken/shocker/etc combo

None of above worked, the only thing left is shuriken that I haven't upgrade.

This kind of net always included lv21 sentry/scanner + adequate level code gate +other level 1 nodes

Can anyone provide some tips
Really appreciate : )
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Re: Really tired of these kind of defense :(

Postby Luminaar » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:05 pm

llliiippp wrote:Can anyone provide some tips
Protectors are usually your best friends against networks like these, as you're mainly just fighting against the Sentry damage, as the security nodes themselves are usually too low in level to contribute any serious damage. As you've tried Shocker/Protector however, it's possible that your Protector may benefit from extra levels.

That opening choke is pretty special though - kudos to whoever it belongs to! It's highly possible that an attacker would go into this "too fast", and once their attacks take down both Turrets, they're then locked onto the Code Gate while the Turrets are recaptured. You'll either need to be fast in securing the Turrets (ICE Wall+Shocker or 2xICE Wall then Protector - depending on levels) or find ways of being able to attack the Turrets again (Blaster or Shuriken).

Alternatively, you could also "go slower" depending on your Beam level, and capture the Turrets slower, ensuring that the other Turret is available to be targetted before the Code Gate, although this is only recommended with a strong enough protector.
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Re: Really tired of these kind of defense :(

Postby crack » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:10 pm

This kind of network needs beams and a high ice wall and it's real easy to beat, but obviously depends on ur program lvls. If u like u can private message me and come to the ign chat.
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Re: Really tired of these kind of defense :(

Postby Hell_Diguner » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:25 am

I wouldn't consider those "adequately" leveled Code Gates.

Protector 13 or so won't break under mere AV. Shocker spam will also work, but will be inefficient. It would be easy with Ice 10+, especially since the Sentry is the only node that actually has a high firewall in the Maelstrom proper, but I don't like to upgrade Ice much since the ratio of the protection they provide versus their compilation cost becomes rather bad.
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Re: Really tired of these kind of defense :(

Postby Ego » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:47 pm

I use icewall/protector/shuriken with good success against networks like this. The level 1 nodes get taken back too quickly for other attack types to keep up unless they are high level. Level 4 icewall, level 8 protector, and level 12 shuriken would be the minimum I would use. Also a gate breaker at a decent level would help but not absolutely necessary with a level 14 or higher shuriken. With practice, even the level 12 would do. My set would probably look something like 40-45 shuriken, 12-14 icewall, 2-4 gate breaker (blaster or ram) and 3-5 protector. I would also add a couple shockers if I had the program space. Just in case.

I have seen people use different levels of programs such as level 1 icewall with level 10 protector. I've also seen some successful stealth attacks that don't give the antivirus time to spread. Hope this helps.

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