ComBomb - when to get your own damaged ACU out of Dodge?

ComBomb - when to get your own damaged ACU out of Dodge?

Postby RocketRooster » 17 Apr 2017, 12:36

Howdy fellers,

I've now drawn a couple of ladder games and got ejected from some team games because I take liberties with my com. I'm probably not /too/ aggressive with it, what I lack is decent backup spam to go along with it.

Anyway... In the above cases I had the upper hand but clearly my com did not have enough HP left to survive the opposing blast even in full retreat, and GG.

I would appreciate some tips to avoid this happening again. How many HP should I be aiming for before I retreat? I have tried getting vet ranks when on the cusp but usually my opponent just didn't have anything left, or tried focussing my support tanks on the ACU so that my com had some targets. This is clearly not a reliable strategy if you don't have gun.

Halp!

Thanks!
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Re: ComBomb - when to get your own damaged ACU out of Dodge?

Postby speed2 » 17 Apr 2017, 12:41

Have above 2500HP if there's a ACU exploding next to you.
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Re: ComBomb - when to get your own damaged ACU out of Dodge?

Postby Anihilnine » 17 Apr 2017, 13:40

strategically, choosing a risky strategy is not the best
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Re: ComBomb - when to get your own damaged ACU out of Dodge?

Postby ZLO_RD » 17 Apr 2017, 14:20

i think shields and mobile shield still can tank ACU explosion damage.
that means if your ACU hp + shield hp is above 2500 then you should survive.

it is also possible to get a veteranicy for an ACU kill with your ACU, and that way you can get extra health before explosion
https://youtu.be/5tuLUyKMWik?t=3m4s
But that is fairly rare ofc :D
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Re: ComBomb - when to get your own damaged ACU out of Dodge?

Postby RocketRooster » 17 Apr 2017, 18:37

Thanks for the info, guys.

Does going under water shield your ACU from the blast in any way? If it did, that'd be cool (and 'realistic' imo).

ETA: would it haz a flavor if any unit that gets in the killing shot on an acu instantly gets a vet upgrade (if there are any slots left)?
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Re: ComBomb - when to get your own damaged ACU out of Dodge?

Postby RocketRooster » 17 Apr 2017, 18:52

Anihilnine wrote:strategically, choosing a risky strategy is not the best


I like living dangerously. :) Although once or twice it seemed that the opposing player didn't know any better (or was deliberately trying to take one for his team) by following my ACU. I suppose in those circumstances I should try com blocking with my spam, yes?

Come to think of it, it's funny how experience teaches oblique lessons. Many times on here guys have moaned about com blocking... This is one example of why com blocking turns out to be a good idea.
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