As silly as it sounds, shields are one of the most underused, yet most effective structures that you can build. Granted they may be the most underused because they also cost the most, but if you can throw them down, do so. An outpost with a shield around it can be super effective, as well as a watchtower with a shield protecting it. A sniper with unlimited ammo and a shield from incoming fire can be a formidable defense against any incoming force.
Use Your Words
Team work is essential in Starhawk and using voice to communicate makes it worlds easier. Use it to coordinate what buildings are going down, where enemies are coming in from, and to set up ambushes for incoming vehicles. It may not seem like a big deal, but it makes a huge difference in gameplay.
Don’t be a Jerk
When you are running to get vehicles spawned and someone is ahead of you, DON’T take their vehicle. Be a good team player and wait to spawn your own vehicle. They cost to spawn and forcing another player to spend his energy is just a jerky move.
Do What You Are Good At
If you like flying Hawks but are awful at flying them—DON’T FLY THEM. Go and practice in explore mode or in a created server, but for the love of god, do not use game time to learn how to fly them. Leave that for the people who are good at it. If you are good at sniping, build a tower and go nuts. Good at shooting? Defend your base from a supply bunker. It seems simple enough, but not enough players follow this simple logic.
Be a Leader
While the Squad Leader skill is not all the useful for most, it is always a good idea to have at least one on a team. If you already have a leader, great, don’t worry about it. But if you don’t if have one and you have the skill available, take one for the team and let others have an extra option of where to spawn in case your zone is getting demolished with an overabundance of Ox tanks.