Pickups

One of the moves available is to scan for pickups. There are various types of pickup, which have different effects. Scanning for pickups will find one of the following at random, and always requires one move, although in some cases the pickup found must be activated before it uses a move.

Pickup

Effect

Useful Situations

No Pickup

None

Never

Explosive Pickup

Damages you for 100-450 hitpoints

Can allow repairers to score off you if your fleet is doing nothing, but usually useless and irritating.

Triple Attack

Allows you to attack one enemy in your sector (including cloaked ships) for triple damage.

When you're attempting to kill a cloaker, although they're also useful against other ships.

Free Attack

Allows you to attack one enemy in your sector (including cloaked ships) without using a move.

When you're attempting to kill a cloaker, although they're also useful against other ships.

Decoy

Creates a decoy ship in your sector, which has the same apparent hitpoints and score as you.

Any time, although other pickups are more useful

Explosive Decoy

As for Decoy, but does 25 damage to any ship firing on it.

As for Decoy

Point Pickup

Adds a number of points (100-300) to your score

Any time.

Repair pickup

Adds a number of hitpoints to your total (100-450)

When you're damaged.

Half-max repair

Repairs you for half of your maximum hitpoints

Particularly useful when badly damaged.

Invulnerability

Makes your ship invulnerable to attack for the remainder of the current turn. Uncloaks you if cloaked.

Any time you're being shot at. Potentially lethal (for you) if you're cloaked in an enemy fleet.

Random Hypergate

Transports you to a random sector instantly if activated

Only if you're in danger of dying, because it could potentially land you in an enemy fleet.

Cloak

Cloaks your ship, even if you are not a cloaker.

Useful when in danger, can be a pain when reppers are trying to repair you.

Negative Points

Loses a number of points (100-300) to your score. You wont lose your current level if you have gone under needed points for level

Never

Extra Move

Will give you an extra move, will not stack over five moves

Always

Pickups (last edited 2013-04-16 19:55:56 by ecvej)