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Hackers:Tactics - Part 4 - The Stronghold Combo

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:05 am
by Luminaar
Infiltrating a network is not just about getting your foot in the door.

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Thus the good fighter is able to secure himself against defeat. - Sun Tzu
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You'll also need to defend your foothold and stop the network from slamming the door in your face. Here are some defensive tips that even script kiddies should understand.

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The direct method may be used for joining battle, but indirect methods will be needed in order to secure victory. - Sun Tzu
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While the premise of this combo seems basic, the Stronghold is the foundation of many advanced tactics, one of which we've already talked about previously here.

ICE Walls have a very fast install time, and can quickly shield a node against attacks, enabling the installation of the slower, stronger Protector, which will regenerate itself while under attack, enabling you to launch an assault without worrying about losing your ground.

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A great use of this tactic is to secure nodes with lots of program slots that can be used to cause chaos! Securing a Black ICE or a Guardian in the heart of a network can cause devastation when it is properly defended.

Additionally, if you used the Flanking tactic mentioned last time to capture a weak shortcut, you can also use this combo to quickly secure a node, while setting up for a modified Sweeper combo which uses Protector instead of Shocker, or one the combos we have coming next time ...


Disclaimer: No warranty is implied or guaranteed by these statements.
Don't be *that guy* - Always use protection.

Re: Hackers:Tactics - Part 4 - The Stronghold Combo

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:14 am
by Kelvin
Thanks! Enjoy reading the story tactics. Keep up the good work ;)

Re: Hackers:Tactics - Part 4 - The Stronghold Combo

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:40 pm
by Luminaar
Kelvin wrote:Thanks! Enjoy reading the story tactics. Keep up the good work ;)
Haha, thanks! There are more ready to go for the future. Celebrations come first however!

Re: Hackers:Tactics - Part 4 - The Stronghold Combo

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:23 am
by TheLurkingRage
Luminaar wrote:
Kelvin wrote:Thanks! Enjoy reading the story tactics. Keep up the good work ;)
Haha, thanks! There are more ready to go for the future. Celebrations come first however!

Still no gifs or clips showing the tactics in action tho :(

Re: Hackers:Tactics - Part 4 - The Stronghold Combo

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:20 am
by Luminaar
TheLurkingRage wrote:Still no gifs or clips showing the tactics in action tho :(
Sorry man - wish I had a way to upload/record/edit some hacks in action. I'd love to add them, and know it'd benefit it a ton! :( (Lowly iPad 2 user here.)

Re: Hackers:Tactics - Part 4 - The Stronghold Combo

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:19 am
by Luminaar
TheLurkingRage wrote:Still no gifs or clips showing the tactics in action tho :(
Yeaaaaah Booooooi! :D

(Thanks to Remuz for the GIFage!)