It became horribly clear last night, when Varlin attacked my base, that some upgrades were in order. He managed to loot from me a record 20k oil (record for him anyways), damage 31% of my buildings, and extend my build time of my ship building by an additional 2.5 hours. He also extended my upgrade of my dock, by about 5 hours. Yes, Varlin hurt me bad!
So it’s time to upgrade. The first thing I did, was re-arrange my base a little bit. I moved some things around and made it so that my 8 turrets are all clumped together. While having 3 cover my base on the other side would help if they broke through – which he did, it didnt really allow me to optimize my turrets to cover my other turrets. By this, I mean anti-missile and anti-mortar defenses. So now, they are all next to each other – with some walls in-between to prevent splash damage of course. I also put some double walls up, in some areas. This will help protect against shots coming in, as well as give additional splash protection.
It was about this time that I also noticed my gun turrets weren’t quite upgraded. in fact I only had one which was upgraded. So I have spent some time upgrading them all, to be able to take more damage. Sadly, I also realized that while my tech has advanced, my guns also needed upgrading. Luckily, I have 7 more hours left on my bubble.
To get an idea on what each turret looks like, refer to this…
- Howitzer Cannons, which shoot fast but have a short range,
- Sentinel Missiles, which shoot slow but far,
- Victory Mortars, which shoot slower and farther but can’t hit anything short-range,
- Flak Guns, which shoot down Missiles and Rockets from ships – but not cannons or mortars, and
- Bombard Rockets, which shoot down Mortars.