At 3/16/11 08:15 PM, EpicFail wrote:
At 3/16/11 02:10 PM, Prinzy2 wrote:
Right - But attacking them like that also weakens or destroys their defenses, correct?
At 3/16/11 01:21 PM, EpicFail wrote:
So to rob people's resources, you attack them am I right?Yeah, but if they have defenses left standing then it results in a tie and you get nothing.
Destroyed defensive units have a 50% chance to "rebuild" after the combat is done. So yes it can weaken the defenses.
If I remember right, you basically go 6 combat rounds and whatever is left at the end determines a Win, Loss or Draw I.E. You attack with 7 cruisers versus 20 light lasers. After 6 rounds there's 0 light lasers - this would be a win. If all the cruisers are destroyed that's a loss. If there's not enough damage output from both offense and defense in the 6 rounds and there's units left standing on both sides, it's a draw.
You have to completely destroy all of their defenses in 6 rounds before you are considered the winner. That's why having a balanced fleet is important -- some ships are better for taking on certain types of defensive units (known as Rapidfire) but that's a conversation left for another topic.