Priority Intercept

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Cloak Intercept, occasionally referred to as Intercept Attack, is a tactic that allows any ship with a [[cloaking]] device to ignore normal [[Combat Order]] and attack a specific target.
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Cloak Intercept, referred to as Priority Intercept Attack at Planets.Nu, is a tactic that allows any ship with a [[cloaking]] device to ignore normal [[Combat Order]] and attack a specific target.
   
 
The cloaking device need not be remotely functional, only present. The ship can be heavily damaged, and still successfully perform a cloak intercept. Even [[Ion storm]]s and [[Nebula]]e do not stop a cloak intercept.
 
The cloaking device need not be remotely functional, only present. The ship can be heavily damaged, and still successfully perform a cloak intercept. Even [[Ion storm]]s and [[Nebula]]e do not stop a cloak intercept.
   
After the ship has successfully intercepted its target and one or both ships are hostile to each other (be it [[Primary Enemy]] or Kill [[mission]]), it will first engage its target and then (if it survives) fight in the regular battle order.
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After the ship has successfully intercepted its target and one or both ships are hostile to each other (be it [[Primary Enemy]] or Kill [[mission]]), it will first engage its target fighting from the right hand side and then (if it survives) fight in the regular battle order.
   
 
The most common use of this mechanism is to remove ships from enemy fleets, especially when they're in deep space, sacrificing your ship to destroy the enemy's ship. For instance, destroying a [[Cobol Class Research Cruiser|Cobol]] or [[Neutronic Refinery Ship|NRS]] in an enemy fleet can cripple an entire offensive, buying you critical time to mount a counterattack, or by forcing the enemy to send fewer ships.
 
The most common use of this mechanism is to remove ships from enemy fleets, especially when they're in deep space, sacrificing your ship to destroy the enemy's ship. For instance, destroying a [[Cobol Class Research Cruiser|Cobol]] or [[Neutronic Refinery Ship|NRS]] in an enemy fleet can cripple an entire offensive, buying you critical time to mount a counterattack, or by forcing the enemy to send fewer ships.

Revision as of 10:14, 10 January 2017

Cloak Intercept, referred to as Priority Intercept Attack at Planets.Nu, is a tactic that allows any ship with a cloaking device to ignore normal Combat Order and attack a specific target.

The cloaking device need not be remotely functional, only present. The ship can be heavily damaged, and still successfully perform a cloak intercept. Even Ion storms and Nebulae do not stop a cloak intercept.

After the ship has successfully intercepted its target and one or both ships are hostile to each other (be it Primary Enemy or Kill mission), it will first engage its target fighting from the right hand side and then (if it survives) fight in the regular battle order.

The most common use of this mechanism is to remove ships from enemy fleets, especially when they're in deep space, sacrificing your ship to destroy the enemy's ship. For instance, destroying a Cobol or NRS in an enemy fleet can cripple an entire offensive, buying you critical time to mount a counterattack, or by forcing the enemy to send fewer ships.

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