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    Pandora Space. Some basic tactics, tips and tricks

    Hi again. Since our board of Galactic Chairmen is kept busy with digging for some high end tips, I'll try to get it from the very bottom. Maybe we will meet each other in the middle

    The basic description of Pandora Space is available in a different topic here, so I'll skip that part.

    http://galaxylegend.tap4fun.com/foru...amp-Espa%F1ol)

    This mini guide is more useful for new and not so old servers, with many active players, with all 3 sides of almost same value.
    I'm aware that on old servers, with lazy or non combative opponents this guide is not applicable. As one may already guess so far, I'm mostly focused on giving tools, advices and tips to new players

    Pandora Space is a rather strategic game, that demands from the participating players to show their best abilities to cooperate.
    Except some really unlucky cases, when your opponents are heavy spenders, or when your opponents are really outforcing you, the Pandora Space can be negotiated between any of 3 opposite sides (providing they are in same force range) with same success chances.

    In order to get most benefits from Pandora game, your server need to be an active one and to be present in Pandora. Also, the players need to collaborate if they want to get most out of Pandora. They have to be able to sacrifice themselves for the good of the team.

    Second prerequisite - there should be a server leader (or a group of leaders in worst case) who will direct the rest.
    Also players have to use their best judgement when they decide to attack a node, or when they decide to use speed boosting fuel.

    So.. the key to success in Pandora Space is to be active and to act smart. Well, at least to act smarter than your enemy

    On the attached map, one can spot 3 nodes that will boost your stats by 5%, another 3 with 2% boost, 3 nodes with boost on moving speed (15%) and 3 docks. And, of course, the Ruling Star.

    In order to have best chances, even when facing an enemy that has stronger players than your server (I'm talking here about a reasonable difference in force, up to 25-30%) a server need to control all those +5% nodes and (in some difficult cases) also +2% nodes.

    Therefore, once in a while, one player at a time need to trigger on his free fuel and teleport around. Use teleport to gain control over all force boosting nodes that are free, then get control over ones you can overpower and, as the last effort, try to seize control over nodes that are hold on by enemies who normally will overpower you. If you did get those +5% and +2% nodes so far, there is a big chance that you will win those ones too.

    If a player consider those teleports to be too costly (at 10-20 credits per jump) ... well, his place is definitely not in Pandora Space leaderboard )))
    A successful Pandora means also at least 300-400 credits spent on each day during 3 days of the event.
    Also, some paintcoatings are required when facing stronger opponents

    It is not enough to jump around. Use your free fuel wisely. Make your jumps to be useful for the server. Check the map beforehand. During off-quest time, the travel speed between nodes is low enough. Check the nodes already under your faction control. Check the inflow of enemy squads.
    If there is also a top player ready to use the fuel, who could gain control over RS but the intermediate nodes are occupied by low-level opponents, it makes sence to sacrifice one low level player from your server, who will just clear the path to RS for the top guy. The top guy will be of much more use on RS if he has 80-100% health AND if the 2-5% nodes are under your control.

    During the quest time, do your best to fill in the quest requirements. And do it during first part of high speed time. Usually, one can get an extra free fuel by killing 15-20 opponents. That fuel will be really useful in second daily quest time.

    Use teleport to get those kills. Sometimes resurrection for 150 credits is also a solution. You need to be alive and in full force 20-30 sec before fast phase ends up. Now, it is obvious... jump, get control over nodes and over RS. At this point first fast-speed part is over. If everything was done correctly, you have an extra fuel, some cubits and maybe some extra goodies (military supplies, vein explorers, etc)
    Take a break. The second fast speed phase will stat shortly. Continue to teleport, get some kills, be killed if needed but check the timings - do whatever it takes to be alive by the end of the speed phase. Again, get control over key nodes and RS. Overall, just by using free fuel, teleport, controlling key nodes and RS one can get a decent kill board and to fill in the quest requirements.

    There is one daily quest that is somehow tricky - to get 2-3-1 extra chips by holding RS during speed time. It is not specified clearly in Pandora Cluster rules, but in order to get them you have to be on the ruling star when the corresponding quest time ends up (the rules states that you need to hold the RS. In my poor english that means that RS has to be green. I've missed some chips before i figured it out that it is all about presence on RS at the end of quest time. Just having control will not fit the bill).
    The speed phase ends up some 5 min before this quest time runs out. Well.. now will be a good time to use that extra fuel. Wait until there is 4 min of quest time left, activate it, make a run around key nodes and jump on RS just seconds before quest time is up (Headquarters are firing missiles in this time if manned, so clear them out first. Jumping on RS in last seconds will rise up the chances for you to survive those missiles). Voila.. quest chips are in your hand now

    Overall, you need to agree with your colleagues who will use fuel and when. Send out weak ones first. Their role is to clear the path and to get those power ups for top players.
    Tops have to take care of powerful enemies, aided by all those +2+5% and the boost from docks.

    Remember that even the most powerful foe can be routed out by sacrifice of 2-10 players. Don't be afraid to be killed. And don't get frustrated by being killed over and over again. In my first Pandora I've scored 60 only by being killed. Now, usually I'm the pandora executive or the next in line

    A non vip player (or low-level vip), if he plays the game at his best, can be in top 10-15 in killboard (at least my LittleBoy gets his share of 9-10 chips from killboard all the time )

    A free tip for new players: pandora fuel can be bought for 100 cubits in the shop once per day. Since Pandora starts at 02:00 server time and ends up also at 02:00, but shop counters are reset at 00:00, this fuel can be bought 4 times during a 72 hours pandora )))

    Top players can benefit from short travel times between docks and nearby A nodes. 7-8 min travel time, score some kills and get back to docks for healing.
    Those A nodes are also strategic ones - direct route to RS from bases. Obviously, if there are enough top players on your server who play Pandora, it is possible to lock down the access to RS by working in shifts on those 3 docks and corresponding A nodes.

    A second well developed account is of great use in Pandora, if you're a top player on your server. Check also for Ender's post on this forum for more details on that topic

    http://galaxylegend.tap4fun.com/foru...s10-Army-(part
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    Here is the Pandora Space map referenced before

    Some distances (approximative values) for low speed phase

    Base-HQ or Base-5% node to the right - 5 minutes

    Hq (or 5%node) to the Dock - 30 minutes

    Dock-nearest A node on route to RS : 8 min

    Dock - RS: 27 min

    HQ-speed boosting node (15% spd) : 11 min

    Attk - attack, hp - health points, shd - shields
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    Wow fantastic guide Pliusomiot. Thank you.

    To buy the 100 cubits Pandora fuel 4 times is the extra time period to buy on Day 1 or Day 3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nopo View Post
    Wow fantastic guide Pliusomiot. Thank you.

    To buy the 100 cubits Pandora fuel 4 times is the extra time period to buy on Day 1 or Day 3?
    The 4th 100 cubits fuel can be bought in last 2 hours of pandora event. So it will be the 3rd day of Pandora.
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    Last day after reset and before Pandora ends you can buy another one
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    Some additions:
    - The first Pandora mini event time is from 08:00 - 09:00 game time and the second from 13:50 - 14:50. Within those you have the following speed boost times: 08:00 - 08:20, 08:40 - 08:55 and 13:50 - 14:10, 14:30 - 14:45.
    - The 1,2 or 3 Chips from mini event are dropped at 14:50.
    - During the second mini event each day the Docks give 100% attack boost (for 5 minutes since Dock visited or until next death) - holding all three is more important than flying around and collecting 3 x 150k Cubits. If you manage to keep your opponents completely from the 3 Docks the last five minutes of the second mini event you have a huge advantage in the battle for the mini event Chips.
    - During the Chips mini event - make sure you visit RS before event end AND collect the Fortress Enhancement Modules (FEMs) from the left side menue otherwise you get FEMs instead of Chips after 14:50.
    - The Chips require you to hold RS for some 20-30 seconds after 14:50. If your opponents hold RS at 14:50 and you manage to kill them before the approx. 30 seconds have passed you will get the Chips (even if the yellow sign on the left side is already turned off).
    - If one of your opposing servers is too strong and kills all your key players with jumping/respawning around before 14:50 to make sure that they will get the mini event chips you may create 3 accounts on that server, level them to 28 and carpet bomb the RS from the 3 HQs. They cannot kill their own server "mates" and so at least they cannot get stronger by getting those extra chips. With perfect timing you may even jump to Dock (get 100% attack bonus) and then to RS and snatch the Chips from them.
    - Usually you can roughly estimate when the RS Chips will appear - just make sure to note down roughly when you occupy and lose RS. All players should make sure their activity buff (4x) is active that time.

    Don't set wrong priorities! RS Chips are most important (because the whole server benefits) then event chips (only some strong/active players benefit) then individual Influence Chips. Gala Energy or Cubits don't matter. Consider as a nice bonus if you can get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachteule View Post
    Some additions:
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    Don't set wrong priorities! RS Chips are most important (because the whole server benefits) then event chips (only some strong/active players benefit) then individual Influence Chips. Gala Energy or Cubits don't matter. Consider as a nice bonus if you can get it.
    Thank you Nachteule for pointing out all those details.
    I will just stress it once again.. Holding control of RS is the most important task a server has. That is the first priority, indeed. The whole game strategy outlined here is centered around holding control of RS.

    Also, i fully agree that control of all the docks in last 7-10 minutes during second daily quest is also crucial. The boost they give is really important. To some extent, one server can leave the Docks to opponents during first speed up period but seize them for good during the second one. Thus, opponents will be less angry (they will get their cubits from quest) and will stay and play further in Pandora space. In the same time, your server will achieve the target to get extra chips.

    Strategically, it can be a good idea to leave the control of the RS (and also quest chips) on the 3rd day to either of opposing sides. Thus, they will have an incentive to be active during next Pandora events..
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    Not bad))) good guide))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nopo View Post
    <thumbs up> both of you
    Thank you, mate!

    But the major credentials go to Pliusomiot, who I want to thank, too, for his constant high quality contribution to this forum! :-)
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