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by stvip
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Favorite way to win a battle?
Replies: 51
Views: 41603

Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

It's probably because they're too busy getting hacked to pieces to operate the com. I love that that Piloting is considered manned as long as someone is in the room. It implies the captain is grabbing on to the controls with one hand, desperately dodging away incoming missiels and lasers, while fen...
by stvip
Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Favorite way to win a battle?
Replies: 51
Views: 41603

Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

Combustion, too. It should be noted that preciion-killing is considerably easier in the first sectors now that Sensors can be manned. Whenever you are invulnerable to the enemy's weaponry, "Heavy" weapons have a good chance of achieving this, and ocassionally, any laser. Medbay hacking - I...
by stvip
Sat May 31, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Favorite sector
Replies: 21
Views: 11066

Re: Favorite sector

You can get information on beacon and event distribution from the game files. Thanks. Unfortunately, I'm still not sure what the answer is - it seems Zoltan Sectors do have on average more Nebula Becaons than Hostile Sectors (2-6 vs. 0-5), but not necessarily more than other Civllian Sectors (0-8 -...
by stvip
Sat May 31, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Bugs
Topic: [UPDATE] FTL v. 1.5.13 - Live on Steam
Replies: 28
Views: 34905

Re: [UPDATE] FTL v. 1.5.13 - Live on Steam

Linux version still not live on Humble Bundle.
by stvip
Sat May 31, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Favorite way to win a battle?
Replies: 51
Views: 41603

Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

Also add fire, and flames. Burning, too. I do like some of the unusual ways to kill crew opened up by AE: having their ship's Anti-Personnel Drone execute their mind-controlled crew. Using multiple Ion Stunners to lock crew in the Shields room while the Life Support has been destroyed. Good times. F...
by stvip
Thu May 29, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Favorite sector
Replies: 21
Views: 11066

Re: Favorite sector

Snow Job wrote:I may be going on confirmation bias here, but I could swear Zoltan sectors always have nebula nodes in them, and those nebulae tend to be larger than in other friendly or hostile sectors.


We may be both deluding ourselves, but this is my impression as well. Perhaps we can organize a group test?
by stvip
Thu May 22, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are stores making the game too luck dependent?
Replies: 13
Views: 6382

Re: Are stores making the game too luck dependent?

Rock A should be exempt from this discussion, since it has a uniquely unviable initial loadout. Everything else (even Engi B) can get extra mileage from its starting weaponry with assistance from drones or hacking (the latter being the more powerful option by far, and complements any equipment or st...
by stvip
Tue May 13, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: They've now made the game too hard
Replies: 69
Views: 36016

Re: They've now made the game too hard

A feauture is game breaking when it is supposedly to majorly screw you over whether you go about it one way or another. You go at it safely, you miss scrap, you miss upgrades/weapon, eventually you lose due to a poorly upgraded ship. You risk for the scrap and you get caught by the fleet for severa...
by stvip
Sun May 11, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I only just noticed this
Replies: 11
Views: 8080

Re: I only just noticed this

Haha :) Though as someone whose name ends with an "s", I know that that would actually still be "Rebels' Flagship" Well, not sure what you'd take as authoritative, but: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv57.shtml http://grammar.ccc.commnet....
by stvip
Sat May 10, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I only just noticed this
Replies: 11
Views: 8080

Re: I only just noticed this

If "Rebel" is a singular noun and it owns the flagship, it should be "Rebel's Flagship." This is what it says, but it does sound wrong. If "Rebels" is a plural noun and they own the flagship, it should be "Rebels' Flagship." This is one of the two valid ways ...