here’s a question, is crossfire meant to be this hard?
holy dooly, I’m still in liberty for the sp campaign, I have 1.5mil credits from trading and have bought the best combat ship and weapons etc available.
i also take off from a station or hop through a jump gate to be ambushed by enemies and am dead in 10 seconds even with full shield batteries and nano bots,
all the reviews state this is an incredible kid with heaps of content, but only a couple of hours in and I’m about ready to uninstall and try something else.
am I doing something wrong?
Hey bud, I've just finished the mod so I can help.
The A.I. is a LOT smarter than the core game this I won't lie about, what you need to do is use your thrusters and Z in tandem (engine kill) because you turn a lot faster, and a lot have bad habits of hiding in the blind spot (rear) behind you.
Also taking shield killer weapons (stunpulse, Taz Di) will assist in combat because even NOMADS have shields, you need a shield killer if you want to make combat easier, don't go mental for missiles, enemies actively use countermeasures now, if you do use Missiles you have to sadly do a KAMAKAZIE into them to make sure they hit otherwise CMD will counter you hard.
I have seen the A.I. does learn how you play and it can hinder you, adaptation is key to survival, I hade to change my gameplay style 8 times over the campaign.
The most Powerful shields are Graviton (ADV. Champion) because a lot of enemies (mainly late game like NOMAD and DOM sects) use weapons that are weakest against Graviton shields (took me 3 runs from IMG Hypergate to Dom'Kavosh space) to figure this out.
As for upgrades you want/need/MUST HAVE the MK9 Shield booster and from Planet Sol/Crossfire Armour class 10 upgrade these will massively boost your survivability (I survived a Mothership core implosion in the final fight because of these boosters)
I hope this helps