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by Hell_Diguner
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
Topic: Not sure which nodes to construct now that my Core is lvl 11
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: Not sure which nodes to construct now that my Core is lvl 11

If you don't hack much, you probably don't need all those bcoin mines, right? In that case, I would delete one and get a Code Gate, Turret and Guardian. Leave the code gate at level 1 and put it at the start of your network since CG level has no bearing on the effectiveness of Wraith. Also I would p...
by Hell_Diguner
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: HACKING STRATEGIES
Topic: Are Blasters worth it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

Re: Are Blasters worth it?

Blasters or Kraken are the only reasonable ways to get through a well upgraded, Triple Guardian Core quickly. They can tear through all but the highest level Code Gates just fine, and they compile faster than Rams. Plus you can use them for extra DPS, stunning, and preventing the regeneration of fir...
by Hell_Diguner
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: HACKING STRATEGIES
Topic: Really tired of these kind of defense :(
Replies: 8
Views: 3501

Re: Really tired of these kind of defense :(

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 ...
by Hell_Diguner
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: cheater
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: cheater

No, it's not impossible. Go here to learn more about stealth attacks: http://forum.tricksterarts.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1472 Programs under 1.6 scanner multiplier: 7 access, 2 wraith Programs under 1.2 scanner multiplier: 1 access, 1 wraith total_visibility = (162*1.6+20)*1*7 + (162*1.2+20)*1*1 + (...
by Hell_Diguner
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: Hackers journalists wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 4332

Re: Hackers journalists wanted!

Story arc: Observatory reports 3 objects of unknown origin are maneuvering into the same orbits as GPS satellites. Action expected from US military Attack on GPS system knocked 14 satellites out of orbit. 6 objects were intercepted, but "We were not prepared for an attack of this scale" Hole in GPS ...
by Hell_Diguner
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
Topic: Do Black Ice Prevent Firewall and Protector Regeneration?
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: Do Black Ice Prevent Firewall and Protector Regeneration?

I forgot to write about another downside: If there's a shot in transit when a Black Ice is captured, that damage may be irrelevant if capturing the Black Ice lets a hacker progress further up the network. Which is to say, a hacker may not care if the previous node was captured, because NOW they have...
by Hell_Diguner
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
Topic: Do Black Ice Prevent Firewall and Protector Regeneration?
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: Do Black Ice Prevent Firewall and Protector Regeneration?

Black Ice doesn't really have all that much more firewall than Turrets. It stays at about 16% more firewall from level 1 to level 21. Noticeable, but not amazing. Black Ice does have higher DPS, up to 75% at level 21, but the DPS stat is misleading. Turrets are consistently good. They start doing da...
by Hell_Diguner
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
Topic: Do Black Ice Prevent Firewall and Protector Regeneration?
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Do Black Ice Prevent Firewall and Protector Regeneration?

If not, that would be a nice little buff for this otherwise mediocre node. 'Course it would still need more buffs even after that.
by Hell_Diguner
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: HACKING STRATEGIES
Topic: Breaking a choke point
Replies: 14
Views: 3968

Re: Breaking a choke point

Gravemind wrote:someone of your stature
You're embarrassing me. There are plenty of people whom I hold in higher regard than myself. They just don't post on the forums any more.
Gravemind wrote:Choke Points?
Alfatrion wrote:Maelstrom?
I edited my second post on the first page, give it a read.
by Hell_Diguner
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
Topic: I overleveled with farms and mines, HALP
Replies: 8
Views: 3522

Re: I overleveled with farms and mines, HALP

If I was to hack your network, I'd go through the turrets. 9 program slots makes this easy, and the attack priorities are convenient for this approach. Plus when I reach the guardian choke, I can use one Ram to break 2 Code Gates, which is great since Rams take 10 minutes to compile. When I say 'my'...