Starship battles is the thing you'll probably be doing most of the time in Pixel Starships. You play the game just for battles and thus it is highly important that you have a good AI and Ship Layout. But that is just half the story, you also need to be viligant and aware when attacking enemies as they rely on their AI while you can control everything.
DOs and DON'TsEdit
Combat at certain levels can be drastically different than some other level. However here are some DOs and DON'Ts that apply everywhere.DO: Group up your boarders at a certain room if all poison gassers are dead. DON'T: Try to solo fight all the enemy crew or group them up with a gasser around. DO: Target the enemy teleport if you have a gasser. DON'T: Forget to give an AI for the gassers to board other parts of the ship. DO: Try to target important rooms like the Reactor. DON'T: Leave ANY Crew in Bedrooms or Random Non-Powered Rooms. DO: Set Critical Attack,Poison Gas,Repair,Hack,Dismantle,Rush to Condition None. DON'T: Put any Healing Powers to None, put them at 50% health of crew.
RoomsEditDO: Try to target low power rooms like the Turret. DON'T: Try to target easily repaired / high powered rooms at high level PVP. DO: Make sure you remove all turrets at level 7. DON'T: Set your AI to only target one room that the enemy might not have (Turret/Security Gate/Missile) DO: Make sure your weapons and other rooms are EASILY Repairable. DON'T: Make your AI Only increase power by 1, IT IS A DEATH TRAP! DO: ARMOR YOUR ANTI CRAFT LASER AND SHIELDS WELL. DON'T: Forget a Lift. DO: Connect all rooms with power. DON'T: Armor non-powered rooms. DO: Make sure rooms like the Missile Launcher have an AI to select a specific item and make sure they are filled.
CrewEditDO: Have some repair crew. DON'T: Have no AI whatsoever. DO: Make sure all crew have a way to get out of a room without being stuck waiting. DON'T: Have repair crew not use "Target Condition Room". DO:Train your crew so they have stamina. DON'T: RUSH YOUR SHIP AND CREW to the next level without maxing everything first.
When You Are AttackingEdit
When you are attacking you always have the upper advantage. Firstly, watch out if you change the power of one room, all AI regarding power is suddenly terminated and you have to repower a room manually if it loses power. Remember, your always matched with people 2+/- your ship level, so don't rush your ship. If you are boarding try to get your crew not to run into Security Gates, remember teleporting crew back does not use any of the charge. If your in a good fleet you should also borrow some really good crew. To target a specific room drag the target icon on top of the weapon to a room you want to target. Any non-powered rooms have a 300% base armor so they aren't worth targeting (But they can't be repaired either). ALWAYS HAVE A BRIDGE ASWELL WHEN YOU ATTACK!
When You Are Defending/AI EventsEdit
There isn't much to say when you are attacked. It all depends on your AI, and if you use Missiles/Hanger Drones, make sure they are always full. Don't worry as all used items when defending are given back via a wooden box in the room. Your 8 Hour immunity doesn't immediately come when you are attacked so sometimes you can be hit 5 times in a row. AI Events also count as a real battle, so you don't lose trophies but you have repair time. Also, if you are quick you can Que a game even if your ship hull is 0 or you have 3 losses.