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Title: Plasteel Auto turrets
Post by: zlongshark on December 17, 2015, 07:17:05 PM
I've only just realised i can build plasteel auto turrets and its an massive game changer when defending mechanoids and raiders (haven't tested with tribal armies due to good relations). I find that the turrets take so much longer to be destroyed and with all the dead mechaniods there is more then enough plasteel to rebuild and store some for a rainy day.

I recommend you try them if you already haven't.
Title: Re: Plasteel Auto turrets
Post by: Duban on December 17, 2015, 10:42:17 PM
I've only just realised i can build plasteel auto turrets and its an massive game changer when defending mechanoids and raiders (haven't tested with tribal armies due to good relations). I find that the turrets take so much longer to be destroyed and with all the dead mechaniods there is more then enough plasteel to rebuild and store some for a rainy day.

I recommend you try them if you already haven't.

The way I do it is that I usually build steal turrets, and replace them with plasteel turrets as they're destroyed. This way the ones that the AI targets first and are most prone to being damaged are the ones that get the upgrade. These turrets act as shields, and it's cheaper than replacing everything with plasteel.
Title: Re: Plasteel Auto turrets
Post by: b0rsuk on December 18, 2015, 03:53:36 AM
Plasteel turrets don't hit any harder, so they're good for the first line of turrets. They're also much less flammable, you don't have to constantly exitinguish a turret with a shielded colonist. With all the extra health and reduced flammability, it can be even left burning for a long time while you take out that inferno cannon.

I think Uranium turrets have 0% flammability. But uranium is so much harder to come by...
Title: Re: Plasteel Auto turrets
Post by: Florius on December 18, 2015, 10:20:56 AM
Oh what... You can build plasteel turrets? I didn't knew that. Am going to try it right away! :)
Title: Re: Plasteel Auto turrets
Post by: JimmyAgnt007 on December 18, 2015, 11:47:53 AM
Im with Duban on this.  Set them up cheap and replace the ones the AI likes to attack.  It would be nice if we could uninstall them and move them about like other things.
Title: Re: Plasteel Auto turrets
Post by: Luckless on December 18, 2015, 04:53:30 PM
Im with Duban on this.  Set them up cheap and replace the ones the AI likes to attack.  It would be nice if we could uninstall them and move them about like other things.

Or tanks... Take the fight to them!
Title: Re: Plasteel Auto turrets
Post by: zlongshark on December 18, 2015, 07:24:08 PM
Good point Duban. I only have about 8 which are plasteel which are exactly as you described, the front line of attack. though sometimes the raiders land in my base (directly on top of my kitchen). I also find the flammability so much easier to manage!