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WTF is a Maelstrom

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:09 pm
by Hell_Diguner
Y'all keep using a term that you never properly defined anywhere that the forum, wiki, or youtube search engines can find.

Huh, I intended to post this in the network strategies sub-forum. Oops.

Re: WTF is a Maelstrom

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:21 pm
by Luminaar
Hell_Diguner wrote:Y'all keep using a term that you never properly defined anywhere that the forum, wiki, or youtube search engines can find.
I'll add a description to http://hackersthegame.wikia.com/wiki/Network_Layouts in the near future, once I get the fundamentals down. (EDIT: Done, check it out!)

The main traits of a Maelstrom base include a very high level sentry, and an increased number of low level nodes which are all connected together in a jumbled, chaotic mess (albeit, with a high level Core to be able to buy those nodes.) The premise of the base is to have the high damage from the Sentry quickly recapture the low firewall nodes, making it very difficult to gain a substantial foothold anywhere in the base. Additionally, with the low level nodes all being connected, they cluster together, giving the added benefit of making them difficult to press efficiently when needed. The use of choke points in these bases are quite minimal, usually 1 as you enter the Maelstrom'd part of the network, as the main strength is having each node being able to be recaptured by a strong sentry.

Re: WTF is a Maelstrom

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:37 pm
by e1a00000
Luminaar wrote:
Hell_Diguner wrote:Y'all keep using a term that you never properly defined anywhere that the forum, wiki, or youtube search engines can find.
I'll add a description to http://hackersthegame.wikia.com/wiki/Network_Layouts in the near future, once I get the fundamentals down. (EDIT: Done, check it out!)

The main traits of a Maelstrom base include a very high level sentry, and an increased number of low level nodes which are all connected together in a jumbled, chaotic mess (albeit, with a high level Core to be able to buy those nodes.) The premise of the base is to have the high damage from the Sentry quickly recapture the low firewall nodes, making it very difficult to gain a substantial foothold anywhere in the base. Additionally, with the low level nodes all being connected, they cluster together, giving the added benefit of making them difficult to press efficiently when needed. The use of choke points in these bases are quite minimal, usually 1 as you enter the Maelstrom'd part of the network, as the main strength is having each node being able to be recaptured by a strong sentry.


I wish I could use the maelstrom,unfortunately I don't build miners lol. Slow build, but the cheapest firewall with the most deviation out there.

Re: WTF is a Maelstrom

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:24 am
by emanon
Thank you Luminaar for the hardwork maintaining the Wikia information

Re: WTF is a Maelstrom

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:38 pm
by Luminaar
emanon wrote:Thank you Luminaar for the hardwork maintaining the Wikia information
:Thumbsup: Thanks man, appreciate it.