Yesterday I played a casual 1v1 against a stranger on ICO.
I knew I would be sending my fleet relatively distant to my homeworld to colonize, so I surrounded it with turrets so it couldn't be sieged without giving me time to get back and contest.
Long story short, my opponent arrived with a marza and used the y axis to avoid my turrets while still sieging the planet. My expenditure on turrets was now useless, and I couldn't recover quickly enough to contest (though I fleeted enough to chase him off before we fought a minor battle and he returned and used the y axis again.
I know the y axis is considered an exploit, and is not accepted in true multiplayer (5s), but do I have any recourse in 1v1? Is there any way for my turrets to surmount this issue?
The whole experience was extremely frustrating, and only salvaged slightly when he minidumped, giving me the win.