Just started playing about a week ago. Great game! Can’t believe I’m just now discovering it. I love that there’s so much to do. PvP, PvE missions, Open World, Territory Battles, Raids, etc. Variety is the word I’d use for this game. A bunch of game modes. Tons of truly different ships… that function is different ways… and perform different roles. In a day & age where games seem so stale & restricted… Star Conflict gives me this broad game to enjoy in so many different ways. Great job to everyone involved in making this game!
But with such a variety of ships, comes tough choices… “Which ship to buy first?”
Let me start by saying that I’m a casual gamer. I’m 35… and work & married life don’t allow me to play every night. And when I do play during the week, it’s generally an hour or two at the most. Weekends may be longer. Or I may be out of town all together… and not play at all. And my wife will literally deliver our first born any day now. So I’ll likely be playing very sparingly for a week or two.
Point being… I’m going to naturally level up slowly… while my friends level up faster. Thus, purchasing a ship I enjoy… and not wasting money on it… is important to me. Which is why I’m creating this thread.
So I’m currently Level 6. Level 7 is important to me… because I can get in on raids & territory battles (or whatever they are called). I’m finding battles tough because I’m Level 6… put into level 6 - 9 battles. Naturally, I’m not very effective in these battles. Of course, I will be looking to buy a Level 7 ship soon, but don’t know which one to buy.
I have enjoyed playing Engineer, Long Range (Empire), Command, & Recon. And here’s what I think about each.
- I’m probably more naturally suited to Engineer… as I like to support players. But I do want to do some killing. I’m not sure if Engineers can really do any damage. At level 7 going against level 9’s & level 8 destroyers… I won’t stand a chance. Basically, it seems you have to hide back and support others. Which is fine. But I may want a little more action.
- So I’ve been trying Long Range (Empire). It’s nice that you get kills. But you basically just set back and snipe… and that’s it. The repetition can be monotonous. Looking for a little more variety.
- Wanting to be more involved in battles… I tried Command. Command seemed great in the lower level battles (lvl 1 - 5). But in these mid level battles (6 - 9), I can’t seem to do much damage and still get destroyed. Mind you, I’m in a level 6 Command ship. Will this change if I’m playing with a lvl 9 Command? Issue with that though… it may be forever until I get level 9… cause I’m a casual player. Looking to be able to be involved even at level 7. Can level 7 Command ships be effective in a battle against level 8’s & 9’s.
- Lastly, Recon seems to be more of a support role… similar to Engineers, but of course doing a different job. I enjoyed zooming around the battle field, spotting enemies and escaping. But again, you can’t really fight. Or if you do, you have to be an excellent pilot. I’m 35 and old… I’m not suited to all that fast action. I can survive by being strategic. But I can’t out maneuver in a dog fight.
So that’s my thoughts on these different classes. As you can see, with each of these 4… there’s things I enjoy… and things I dislike. And I know you can’t have it all. That is one of the things I love about this game. These classes each really are meant for different roles.
I just can’t find the roles that suits me best. And while I’d love to try all. Being a casual gamer… and with a baby due any day now… I simply won’t be able to.
With Level 7 ships costing 1.5 mil, I’m looking to make my first purchase count.
So please… try to influence me on what to buy. That’s the point of this thread. I know there’s not one correct class or ship to go with. I could potentially enjoy all of them. But I’d love to hear your experiences with one of these 4 classes. Please try to influence me on which one to go with. I’ll be looking to play a little of all the game modes: PvP, Open Space, Territory Battles, Raids… you name it.