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Snotnose
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Berserker question
« on: May 01, 2017, 09:12:34 AM »

If my berserker drops robots on a world full of someone else's robots, how many do I have to drop to cap the world?  Just 1?  Enough to outnumber the existing robots?
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Re: Berserker question
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 08:15:40 PM »

Heime says that you will never capture the world.   I know a way to do it,
but even I keep some secrets.

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Re: Berserker question
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 01:33:07 PM »

Yeah, when sending my tithe to FBI last week I asked Chuck the same question, robots sitting on the ground are considered to be combatants.  So for 50 robots on the ground I can use 25 ships to make 50 robots and have a 50/50 chance of capturing the world.  50 ships for 100 robots give me a 2/3 chance.

Fark that, I'm just shooting the robots and dropping my own robots into the void.  Is that your secret Lin?
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Re: Berserker question
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 01:39:10 PM »

Shoot the robots off and drop robots is best way.

Chuck may well be right, but rules only say that 2 berserkers dropping robots at same time have a chance at world capture in relation to the number of robots. I'm not certain the program looks for world capture if there are already robots there and I have never heard from anyone who has captured a world that way.
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Re: Berserker question
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 01:35:07 PM »

Interesting.  Posted as I don't trust preview, noticed an error.  Fixed, posted, mt post.  Good thing I've gotten into the habit of cut/paste my comment on this board.

I've had a bit of experience with this lately.  Use one key to shoot the pop off the world, and a Berserker key to drop a few robots.  I only drop 2-4 robots as I'm still not 100% convinced this works, but it's worked 3 out of 3 times since I first asked the question.

In other words, you shoot pop first, then you drop robots.

Another tidbit I recently learned?  If a player drops out of a game with enough metal to keep building I, then if you drop metal on his HW, when the Iships hit 255 the world will start making Pships.  Good to know, but not sure how often this will come into play.

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Re: Berserker question
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 03:14:34 PM »

Attacking pop comes earlier in the order of events than robot attacks, so this should work every time. I've done enough Apostle AP/Berserker Robotizing order combos to know that.
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