I cant destroy the dreadnought

The Voinian Dreadnought is driving me crazy,I tried launching loads of rockets at it, which didnt work so i installed a SAD launcher plus 100 ammo. No use! Which weapon is the best to use against them? I've not done much with any alien strands so perhaps i need to buddy up and get some of their better weapons?
Thanks for any replies!
Mark.

Have you finished Paaren Station? If not, I strongly suggest you do so as it sells Voinian neutron weaponry. In addition to vastly improved range and accuracy over the UE's blaze weapons, neutrons also have increased damage output. Using those and some deft maneuvers, you should be able to beat the Dreadnought.

@darthkev, on 11 March 2013 - 07:46 AM, said in I cant destroy the dreadnought:

Have you finished Paaren Station? If not, I strongly suggest you do so as it sells Voinian neutron weaponry. In addition to vastly improved range and accuracy over the UE's blaze weapons, neutrons also have increased damage output. Using those and some deft maneuvers, you should be able to beat the Dreadnought.

I've never even heard of Paaren Station let alone done any missions there. I'll try and track it down(any hints as to where it is?) and visit its bar to see if I can turn the tide! Thanks for the re D.Kev.

This post has been edited by reversepolarity : 11 March 2013 - 12:19 PM

Strange, in order to start facing the Dreadnought, you kinda need to start finishing Paaren Station. It's a space station orbiting the planet Paaren in the Valos system. When you rescue the Voinian defector, you are then asked to take a cargo shipment to the station as the UE plans to finish it and use it as a research base for Voinian tech. After that further missions are found in the Mission BBS to take cargo to Paaren Station.

Give up now! The Voinians will be victorious! =P

you could always back up a couple hundred/thousand years in technology and instal some Emalgha cannons, as they are supposedly specifically effective against voinian armor. personally, i always found that the most effective way to defeat the Voinians was to fight until my shields are wasted, run away, wait until they recharge, and come back for more.

@evweb, on 12 March 2013 - 02:01 AM, said in I cant destroy the dreadnought:

Give up now! The Voinians will be victorious! =P

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I acutally think i have done the Paaren Station mission DarthKev, I took a few weeks break and probably forgot all about it. I'll see if i've been there next time i go on!

@reversepolarity, on 13 March 2013 - 03:11 AM, said in I cant destroy the dreadnought:

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I acutally think i have done the Paaren Station mission DarthKev, I took a few weeks break and probably forgot all about it. I'll see if i've been there next time i go on!

Wellit turns out I havent done that mission, the station is still abadoned so i'm going to have to try and destroy that dreadnought with Emalgha cannons and rockets. mops brow

The only way I won that battle was with escorts. And yes, using Voinian technology helps.

@callide, on 20 March 2013 - 06:47 PM, said in I cant destroy the dreadnought:

The only way I won that battle was with escorts. And yes, using Voinian technology helps.

Ok, thanks, I'll try and save up/capture some decent escorts too :despair

While I predominantly used Laizra escorts in EVO, I'm pretty sure I used Kestrels for this specific mission. Good luck!

@callide, on 21 March 2013 - 11:31 PM, said in I cant destroy the dreadnought:

While I predominantly used Laizra escorts in EVO, I'm pretty sure I used Kestrels for this specific mission. Good luck!

You cheating again? I don't recall there being Kestrels in EVO. =P

Personally I recommend the Qaanol approach.

This post has been edited by EVWeb : 22 March 2013 - 09:20 PM

@evweb, on 22 March 2013 - 02:18 PM, said in I cant destroy the dreadnought:

You cheating again? I don't recall there being Kestrels in EVO. =P

Personally I recommend the Qaanol approach.

OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS I FAIL!!! :laugh:/> Crescent Warship. Crescent Warship. Crescent Warship. And it's Lazira.... rollseyes

I tried playing that way but honestly it wasn't fun for me, I need POWER BABY!

@callide, on 24 March 2013 - 03:44 PM, said in I cant destroy the dreadnought:

I tried playing that way but honestly it wasn't fun for me, I need POWER BABY!

I kinda agree, I tried taking on the Voinian Dreadnought in a shuttle alone (no escorts) yesterday, I was able to kill its interceptors and take down it's shields, but it got so boring I quit.

Well this is fun. A thread. In the EVO forum! In modern gaming parlance I feel this should be purple in colour to represent its rarity :).

Anyway ... if you haven't done the Paaren Station missions, I would recommend moving on with them - check for deliveries in the mission computer as you most definitely will have done the mission to start it all off. Then you end up with a mission to retrieve the last shipment from Chorca where Voinians somehow managed to get, despite its being pretty safely way inside UE space. Leave that mission active and you will have a rather impressive escort wherever you go, including to kill the dreadnought ... should work the odds in your favour a bit :D.

@martinz, on 24 March 2013 - 09:49 PM, said in I cant destroy the dreadnought:

Well this is fun. A thread. In the EVO forum! In modern gaming parlance I feel this should be purple in colour to represent its rarity :)/>.

Anyway ... if you haven't done the Paaren Station missions, I would recommend moving on with them - check for deliveries in the mission computer as you most definitely will have done the mission to start it all off. Then you end up with a mission to retrieve the last shipment from Chorca where Voinians somehow managed to get, despite its being pretty safely way inside UE space. Leave that mission active and you will have a rather impressive escort wherever you go, including to kill the dreadnought ... should work the odds in your favour a bit :D/>.

Ok, i'll look out for them. Over the weekend i worked hard and upgraded my Lazira to a crescent warship. Took hours.

Bah. I always killed the Dreadnought using UE ships with Voinian neutrons. Only after completing every UE mission would I venture out to the Crescent and later Emalgha.

@darthkev, on 25 March 2013 - 09:38 AM, said in I cant destroy the dreadnought:

Bah. I always killed the Dreadnought using UE ships with Voinian neutrons. Only after completing every UE mission would I venture out to the Crescent and later Emalgha.

i usually would buy a Helian, use it to capture a Turncoat, use that to capture an Arada, use that to capture a Lazira, and then finally i'd capture a Crescent Warship and use that for the rest of the game.

@martinz, on 24 March 2013 - 09:49 PM, said in I cant destroy the dreadnought:

Well this is fun. A thread. In the EVO forum! In modern gaming parlance I feel this should be purple in colour to represent its rarity :)/>.

Anyway ... if you haven't done the Paaren Station missions, I would recommend moving on with them - check for deliveries in the mission computer as you most definitely will have done the mission to start it all off. Then you end up with a mission to retrieve the last shipment from Chorca where Voinians somehow managed to get, despite its being pretty safely way inside UE space. Leave that mission active and you will have a rather impressive escort wherever you go, including to kill the dreadnought ... should work the odds in your favour a bit :D/>.

Brilliant! I wish I knew this back in the day. 🙂

I just monty-pythoned like a madman and used… crescent cannons. Not the most efficient strategy, but certainly fun. 🙂 It's manageable once you take out all the interceptors.

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