Jun 3, 2004 - 11:49 pm
Finally found a major sector of the guy who has been tailing my top spot. I set up my sniper post to target his sector and low and behold *BONUS*. He is sitting in the sector that I am about to start Nova Bombing.
I rattle off my first two Nova Bombs without a hitch - about half of his SD is gone and both hits nail his ship. The third SD backfires, I quickly repair up, reequipt and fire off two more Nova's that hit both the SD and his ship.
At this point - I decide to pull funds from my banks, and other planets and raise my fighters, torps and shields and just bust into the sector with brute force.
I jump in using cloak and I successfully get in. There sits his Voyager.... A scan reveals that I had done CONSIDERABLE damage. His hull is at 17, his engines were at 12 and just about everything else was reduced below 20.
My mistake was that I got greedy for intel. I figured he hasn't moved his voyager because he was AFK.
So instead of taking over one of his planets to create a war zone situation that would have let me attack his ship (because the sector was set to 'no attack');, I decided that he was going to attempt to repair his planets and maybe I could get a spy onto his ship to find MORE of his stuff.
So I set out placing spies on his planet.
And WHAT do you think happened?
Yeeup! That crafty bastard went out - repaired his ship, came back and launched a volley of fighters against me, refilled his torps and fighters and did it two more times....
I was staring at sector 1. Doh!
Because I was in the spy screens I never saw a message about being attacked.
Well the good news is that he lost about 20% of his score repairing all the damage I did. I however lost 30% of my score by getting smoked.
Mercy is a bad thing. Only ruthlessness can keep you alive.
If I was thinking straight I should have taken one of his planets over, WAXED his voyager and THEN put spies on his remaining planets.
Yeeeeup - I have only myself to blame for that error in judgement!
Entry Edited 2 times - Edited on Jun 3, 2004 - 11:54 pm