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Level 7 Core Suggestions

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:56 pm
by macoman1
Hey guys, I am loving this game but I am having a bit of trouble. I have noticed that people that successfully hack me tend to use the same strategy, spam more ICE walls than the arctic. Any advice on how I can make it harder for people with 15 ICE walls (seriously...15???) to get past my defenses?
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Re: Level 7 Core Suggestions

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:46 pm
by Orchid-Mantis
Use a Scanner as lead-in instead of the Guardian. The reason is it has 4 connection links but only 3 offensive slots. This means you can put 3 defenses on it but for every Ice Wall they use, they reduce their attack programs to either 2, or 1. I will upload a screenshot as soon as I figure out how. I have successfully protected against 10-11 Ice Walls multiple times. Even if I lost against 15 (don't think I would) how many people are willing to use that many?

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Happy hacking!
Orchid-Mantis
~~«(mmmmm...D3L1c10u5!)»~~

Re: Level 7 Core Suggestions

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:42 pm
by macoman1
Thanks for the advice, I swapped the guardian for the scanner

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1. take a screenshot
2. upload it to imgur with the "only me" privacy setting
3. get the direct link to the picture from imgur
4. click the "Img" button above the emotes
5. put the direct link between the two [img] that appear.
6. ???
7. profit!

Re: Level 7 Core Suggestions

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:31 am
by Silken
It's really open to Kraken.

Personally I don't think people can defend against it until at least core 9. And since I'm only core 8 even then I'm not totally sure.

I would move it to the front.

Re: Level 7 Core Suggestions

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:00 pm
by Orchid-Mantis
Silken wrote:It's really open to Kraken.

Personally I don't think people can defend against it until at least core 9. And since I'm only core 8 even then I'm not totally sure.

I would move it to the front.
Macoman1 this is true, if you are getting many Kraken hits then you may want to consider moving the core to the front. You will lose the core almost every attack, which I recently switched to as well because I realized that 500 rep and climbing at level 18 with core-6 was not getting me anywhere with opponents so moving the core up can help you drop rep. (Thanks to all the forum members posting on this!) I was only getting 20%-30% Kraken hits; but now like 0. :roll: here is the same layout as above, with core moved to the front.

Even with the loot you see, haven't been attacked in over 5 hours and the last attack only got 2000G/20B
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Core 6 to front-Decent defense using Scanners
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Re: Level 7 Core Suggestions

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:47 pm
by macoman1
The funny thing is I think I may have made some kind of sacrifice to appease the kraken, because I have only ever encountered one. :lol: Thanks for the advice you guys, if krakens start to become a thing I have to deal with I'll move it to the front. (only reason I haven't yet is I lose a lot of rep on my own with my access leech leave method of getting resources lol)