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Re: just wonder others opinions on favors

Postby Imperator5 » 13 March 2016, 01:25

MagickalHack wrote:The tzeentch favor is at it best when defending in assassination, or data retrieval, since you can swap places with the blip that you fire out. You fire it one way, and fly off down the map, then when you get far enough up to draw them off the blip, you swap places and fly out the timer until you can warp.


It doesn't seem to work on AI though.
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Re: just wonder others opinions on favors

Postby SpookyBrenda » 13 March 2016, 01:44

Imperator5 wrote:
MagickalHack wrote:The tzeentch favor is at it best when defending in assassination, or data retrieval, since you can swap places with the blip that you fire out. You fire it one way, and fly off down the map, then when you get far enough up to draw them off the blip, you swap places and fly out the timer until you can warp.


It doesn't seem to work on AI though.


That's because AI cheat.

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Re: just wonder others opinions on favors

Postby Imperator5 » 13 March 2016, 02:45

SpookyBrenda wrote:
Imperator5 wrote:
MagickalHack wrote:The tzeentch favor is at it best when defending in assassination, or data retrieval, since you can swap places with the blip that you fire out. You fire it one way, and fly off down the map, then when you get far enough up to draw them off the blip, you swap places and fly out the timer until you can warp.


It doesn't seem to work on AI though.


That's because AI cheat.


Which makes Tzeentch favour useless, Slaanesh less useful. Nurgle would be fine, though very few chaos ships do well at short range. Khorne can bug battleship up.... So Khorne for Kruisers, and Nurgle for battleships?

With Imperial cruisers I go for admech. For Retribution the best is SM, while Emperor I think the Inquisition helps it use its ordenance better.
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Re: just wonder others opinions on favors

Postby dukerustfield » 13 March 2016, 03:04

I only have one mark, Nurgle. At first I regretted it, but the AOE I found to be very effective at taking out space stations, transports, escorts, etc. I use the shield regen and shield invulnerability and fly into their faces. The range is VERY short, but I've had some success with it.

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Postby Imperator5 » 13 March 2016, 03:23

dukerustfield wrote:I only have one mark, Nurgle. At first I regretted it, but the AOE I found to be very effective at taking out space stations, transports, escorts, etc. I use the shield regen and shield invulnerability and fly into their faces. The range is VERY short, but I've had some success with it.


Yeah it can be useful, just put it on the Carnage or Slaughter as they are the more shorter ranged ones.
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Re: just wonder others opinions on favors

Postby Stepan » 13 March 2016, 04:07

I found Nurgle incredible for battleship,

Take a despoiler, give it invulnerable shield, shield regen, micro jump and speed. Go full speed in the enemy fleet, escape their stasis or torpedoes with micro jump, activate shield and ram them while your other ships stay safe and throw lances at the mayhem you created.

Nurgle is perfect if your aim is to have a tank in the middle of the enemy fleet. With lighter ship it doesn't work since they are not as durable.

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Re: just wonder others opinions on favors

Postby Lucifronsun » 13 March 2016, 14:00

Mechanicus, space marines, and khorne are the top of the bunch, as others have said.

Inq, slaanesh, and imp navy are eh, situationally useful but not good.

Nurgle is a debated one, but the fact is that the additional population is nice, and the area damage is pretty terrible. The aoe is 2500 range, so you basically need to be within pissing distance to do a tiny amount of damage. But if you want to ram a ship into the enemy, nurgle is the choice. It's mediocre.

I haven't played tzeentch yet, the clone thing looks like it can be pretty useful.

But the favors are pretty underwhelming all across the board, especially for chaos. I'd like to see more interesting and/or impactful favors. There could be some really interesting gameplay tied to them, but we aren't getting close to that right now.

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Re: just wonder others opinions on favors

Postby pocho » 13 March 2016, 20:54

I think some favors could have some negative effects so the positive ones could be more interesting.

Like: Tzeentch good ability but -crew
khorne: better boarding -repairs (more bersekerish)

Space marine cant warp if they arent the last one (just an idea)

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Re: just wonder others opinions on favors

Postby dukerustfield » 14 March 2016, 04:49

Want to bump this.

I have Nurgle and Tzeentch. Surprisingly, I feel Tzeentch is fairly poor. The gas cloud is nice, but locks out all your other basic actions. I haven't seen the decoy every be of any value at all. Not sure if I'm just bad or what. I've used it 3-4 times and swapped places, but nothing great that I could see. Not sure if it dies on one hit or what.

Nurgle I still find to be very valuable. I'll have that ship be the owner in assassination/data recovery. I've got a 73 crew. And I've taken out ships with the AE effect. Yes, I think it should be bigger.

Slaanesh I don't think I'll try because it only cancels the active effect. The morale is nice in theory, but until Orks/Eldar get in, I don't think it's so hot vs Imperial.

I'll try Khorne next. Does anyone know if the fleet assault ships are Khorne-ized or just the ones onboard?

EDIT: I want to point out that all the favors are WAAAAAY too expensive. To add a favor to a battleship costs 1600!!!!!! That will buy you something like 5+ battleships. Just crazy.


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