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How to beat Sunray Op Hard Mode?

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How do you beat Sunray into Darkness on Hard Mode??? Just checked with Lert to make sure the testers got to test the Hard Mode and despite his not personally testing it, he said confirmed it was tested. So that means there must be a way to do it, or of course a bug has occurred between testing faze and live server release...

Had team thrown together earlier that did pretty well, but escorting Transylvania is a pain in the heck since it loves to die, even if it has to turn around and go back into the filth if necessary. I have seen special Starships with suicidal self destruct feature in Star Wars Empire at War expansion pack behave with more self preservation than the Transylvania in Sunray OP has displayed and that’s saying something :fish_palm: ( Mentioned the Star Wars game because it uses good Ai despite being from 2005 and is an example I could use that is not a rival of Wargaming games, but still uses ship battles in RTS format so vaguely a decent example.)

 

Really could use the Premium day and Doubloons from the OP, but seems like no matter what we only manage to get 3 stars or less.

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Play with a group that knows what they are doing and are able to work together with all the special consumables. Each class has a consumable that improves with the damage you have dealt so you need to spread the damage between the ships and the CV needs to be able to hit the pause button when needed as well as the super heal it gets.  It probably will take a couple tries to be able to get all the objectives worked out. You need at least one of each class represented and a heavy focus on the Magnus and good team mates because there is an objective to get a number of kills as well as kill the gorgon which heals very fast in the hard mode.

 

My friends and I beat it on the test server previously because we wanted to test the subs together so we got some practice before the Halloween missions dropped.  Never had the Transylvania turn back into the filth. We didnt escort the Transylvania though, we concentrated on getting the kills because killing 30 enemies and the gorgon takes some balance and their wont be much to threaten the Transylvania if you get the 30 kills in time.

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Strange, it was working on the PTS. If Transylvania is turning around that's a serious bug. Have a replay?

Also, I'm at home now if you're getting another group together.

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Like @1nv4d3rZ1m says; you really desperately need at least a passably competent Lex/Nobilium driver; for the scouting and reach it provides, and because it can heal everyone, and because it can freeze bad guys; especially near the end when you’re trying to keep two towers alive.

My general suckage in the other ships, but passable competence in carriers in Ops; made Nobilium my bread and butter last year.

So many ‘wins,’ just by being able to freeze the enemy so the clock could run out.

(Last year for the carrier to be worth a (redacted) in the Op too.)

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1 hour ago, 1nv4d3rZ1m said:

Play with a group that knows what they are doing and are able to work together with all the special consumables. Each class has a consumable that improves with the damage you have dealt so you need to spread the damage between the ships and the CV needs to be able to hit the pause button when needed as well as the super heal it gets.  It probably will take a couple tries to be able to get all the objectives worked out. You need at least one of each class represented and a heavy focus on the Magnus and good team mates because there is an objective to get a number of kills as well as kill the gorgon which heals very fast in the hard mode.

 

My friends and I beat it on the test server previously because we wanted to test the subs together so we got some practice before the Halloween missions dropped.  Never had the Transylvania turn back into the filth. We didnt escort the Transylvania though, we concentrated on getting the kills because killing 30 enemies and the gorgon takes some balance and their wont be much to threaten the Transylvania if you get the 30 kills in time.

We tried that and Transylvania ended up dead every time, and we had players that knew how to play, and voice commas to coordinate.

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17 minutes ago, Admiral_Thrawn_1 said:

We tried that and Transylvania ended up dead every time, and we had players that knew how to play, and voice commas to coordinate.

I don't know why you're having trouble saving the Transylvania, never once in my failed attempts did it die. It's killing the Gorgon that's the problem.

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Step 1. Don't play with randoms. Have an entire team on voice comms.

Step 2. Have a good CV driver keep everyone alive and freeze the bots when needed.

Step 3. Position your cruisers and BBs well and make sure they use their consummables often. A BB sitting on the Transylvania all match is very helpful.

Step 4. Have a DD or 2 or a DD and a BB camp the gate to attack the Gorgon as soon as it appears.

Step 5? Profit and 5 stars.

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42 minutes ago, Admiral_Thrawn_1 said:

We tried that and Transylvania ended up dead every time, and we had players that knew how to play, and voice commas to coordinate.

Maybe you could post a video or a replay because we had to play a few games to beat it and the transylvania never died for us. 

 

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56 minutes ago, pinkship9001 said:

I don't know why you're having trouble saving the Transylvania, never once in my failed attempts did it die. It's killing the Gorgon that's the problem.

Have you assembled a Division and tried the Hard Mode which is only way to get it done at moment?

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We had 2 "Sunray In The Darkness" runs this evening.  First one was to get a feel of the instance and was a loss, second run we got our 5 Stars.

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BBs were secondary spec, no Manual Secondaries because secondaries were regularly firing at both sides.

 

Consumables, SI were key for some, especially on the BB and CV.  SI even for the CV because she has 2 important consumables!  Voice comms with the division was key in getting the repairs to the team when needed.  In sharp contrast to the typical pick up team there's no coordination in consumables.  In the past where I used the DD and stalked Gorgon alone in the Filth, this time, I was there with 2 BBs and we murdered Gorgon.

 

 

Some examples were the CV using the consumable to kill the NPCs engines at critical times, i.e. when our BBs were preparing to ram.  Matter of fact, our BBs massacred Gorgon via Ramming.  The consumable to prevent damage at the right time enabled this.

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