LIFE ON TITAN
Note from Zedo: Libelnon has cleanly dealt with the very messy problem of the rivals that appear when you play Hardwar as a "Dealer". Read on to find his solution, which I find to be the surest and easiest way to kill these annoyances.
I like to start as a dealer in UIM06, cuz of the cash boost and the awesome hangar (I would say vacant 0030 is among the best hangers in the game cuz of the private monorail) But the annoying thing is getting thru Nelson and Clifton, the two rivals. Here’s my solution:
As you start, fly STRAIGHT to psycho bobs, either one, skip the queue and fit a Plasma cannon and fit 10 flares, that should be enough. Use the terminal interface to target nelson column, he always is faster. Position yourself above the gamma entrance and wait for him. When he appears, strip his shields with the plasma cannon, and he shouldn’t of fired a devastator yet. Keep away from in front of him, and switch to the laser and finish him. Clifton should pop up about now, in his sluggish hawk. Target him and fire on him with your plasma to strip his shields but he probably will fire a devastator before you can do much. Turn your back to him (moon moths turning shines here) and launch 3 flares at full throttle, half a second apart. I have 3 devastators fired at me at this stage usually, so I use 9-10 of my flares. Once his shields are stripped, ram him and finish him with the laser. Boom! Job done. Now target a random pirate and kill him for police amnesty.
It is helpful to begin as a dealer because it makes you effectively a scavenger with a better moth, a free hanger and a useful cash float, so if you can perfect the art of avoiding the devastators, you win! ^^
Also, add a section in the countermeasures for avoiding devastators, cuz it’s painful if they hit