Kraken

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Lte1000
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Kraken

Post by Lte1000 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:43 pm

Hi Hackers!

Does anyone have any tips for defending against Kraken? It just seems an invincible attack to me at the moment. Do I put Core as far away from net as possible? Close to net so it doesn't capture many nodes?

Thanks in advance for any tips!

MvP Alex
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Re: Kraken

Post by MvP Alex » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:27 am

From my personal experience, I'd say putting the core near the netCONNECTIONs is your best bet, along with not attaching much to the core (the kraken spreads one node from the core after capturing). Though you'll get raided easily with a vulnerable core, it also means you can make a base that focuses more on protecting your resources.

An alternative that I imagine would work well protecting the core instead is by putting as few defenses as possible from the shortest route the kraken can take from netCONNECTIONs to the core. That way, it won't target as many of your defenses, but it still rips a hole straight through the base and straight to the core.

Come to think of it, separating your netCONNECTIONS into different paths can deter kraken users quite effectively, as they won't be able to join the tentacles together (at least not until later). Try it out, best of luck!

samgyeop
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Re: Kraken

Post by samgyeop » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:13 am

Put your core near your net connection to counter kraken strategy. As of right now I'd say you'd have to be core level 9 minimum to successfully defend a kraken strategy without having to put it near your core. My set up put a core and next to it is a code gate. These guys that attacked me bit more than what they can chew. And I'd rather lose reps instead of losing like 100-200k / 2-5k b-coins to an attacker.

They can snipe my core and leave me a friendly "read me message" but my resources will be safe.

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Lte1000
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Re: Kraken

Post by Lte1000 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:03 am

Thanks very much Alex and Sam, good tips!

Time to reorganize my network

Lte

Jellybeans
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Re: Kraken

Post by Jellybeans » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:23 am

samgyeop wrote:Put your core near your net connection to counter kraken strategy. As of right now I'd say you'd have to be core level 9 minimum to successfully defend a kraken strategy without having to put it near your core. My set up put a core and next to it is a code gate. These guys that attacked me bit more than what they can chew. And I'd rather lose reps instead of losing like 100-200k / 2-5k b-coins to an attacker.

They can snipe my core and leave me a friendly "read me message" but my resources will be safe.

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Hi samgyeop, can you please show me an updated screenshot of your Base? I really like your Base but I'm not sure about the separated defenses. Heres my Base, I copied a little bit of your Base :P
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HCX - DReaD
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Re: Kraken

Post by HCX - DReaD » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:18 am

Wait.. does Core can only have $ 600 and B 19 at a time? According to the wiki it's $ 2000 and B 64?

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LadTy
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Re: Kraken

Post by LadTy » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:33 am

The core stores 2000$ and 64B as you said, but in actual hack you can only loot up to 30% of that hackers resources from all nodes that store them.
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HCX - DReaD
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Re: Kraken

Post by HCX - DReaD » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:36 am

LadTy wrote:The core stores 2000$ and 64B as you said, but in actual hack you can only loot up to 30% of that hackers resources from all nodes that store them.
Ooohh... I thought 30% of my total resources no matter which business nodes. I see I see.

Thanks for the clarification! :)

xxxstylesxxx
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Re: Kraken

Post by xxxstylesxxx » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:37 pm

Put your core near your net connection to counter kraken strategy. As of right now I'd say you'd have to be core level 9 minimum to successfully defend a kraken strategy without having to put it near your core. My set up put a core and next to it is a code gate. These guys that attacked me bit more than what they can chew. And I'd rather lose reps instead of losing like 100-200k / 2-5k b-coins to an attacker.

They can snipe my core and leave me a friendly "read me message" but my resources will be safe.
Thank you so much for this. I've just started running into the kraken, my core just hit 5 and lvling up the evolver thing to get the kraken. Such a simple idea but devastating to that popular play style. I don't care if they get my core resources or lose some rep as long as I'm not losing 70k each loss. Thanks again homie!!

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