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by UltraMantis
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Post your Highscore
Replies: 191
Views: 120153

Re: Post your Highscore

I don't like Steam. I guess i'll use Fraps then, it's free and can take many screenshots. Thanks.
by UltraMantis
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Post your Highscore
Replies: 191
Views: 120153

Re: Post your Highscore

Just out of curiosity, how do you guys take screenshots? I used Fraps but i dont feel like running it every time. Is there an in game shortcut i missed?

Here's the list. Highlited stats belong to the Bulwark.
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by UltraMantis
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Which ship did you find the easiest to Unlock?
Replies: 10
Views: 7602

Re: Which ship did you find the easiest to Unlock?

Torus almost doesn't count, Federation too. Of the harder to get ships, the Rockman and Engi cruisers only require race specific crewmembers and that the next sector ISN'T the last stand. The Mantis cruiser requires some upgrades that may not be in line with your current playstyle. All i can say wit...
by UltraMantis
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Technical Support and Bugs
Topic: Upgraded doors not fireproof[solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 3080

Re: Upgraded doors not fireproof[solved]

It gives you more time to deal with the fire, safe in the knowledge that it's unlikely to spread while you send your crew in or release the air out of the airlock. Upgraded doors also have more hitpoints as a system so remote control doesn't get disabled as much, and the boarders have to hack their ...
by UltraMantis
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Can you beat the game without shields?
Replies: 39
Views: 24950

Re: Can you beat the game without shields?

But you would spend ridiculous amounts of scrap on repairs. Much more than the cost of a shield and two shield upgrade levels. You can't rely on evasion that much and a wayward shot can hit the cloak or weapons. It's a very risky strategy. You'll be a legend if you can take it to sector 8, but you'l...
by UltraMantis
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Technical Support and Bugs
Topic: Boarding the Flagship - crew lost
Replies: 10
Views: 7125

Re: Boarding the Flagship - crew lost

You can kill all the crew, just get your guys out before you blow him up. But keeping the crew alive has it's advantages as well. If you can be bothered, try to reduce the crew without killing them all.
by UltraMantis
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Technical Support and Bugs
Topic: Fire spreading illogically
Replies: 12
Views: 5096

Re: Fire spreading illogically

You're not a moron and there's no hard feelings. It makes sense from a game design perspective to allow fires to start in airless rooms because it gives fire weapons some limited use against AI ships.
by UltraMantis
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Defense Against Missiles [A How-To Guide]
Replies: 31
Views: 32123

Re: Defense Against Missiles [A How-To Guide]

Spazticus wrote:...In my experience, Defense Drones and Anti-Ship Drones don't get destroyed...

They can be shot down accidentally by laser fire and rarely missiles, if they get in the way. Only a problem if you're very low on replacements.
by UltraMantis
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Your dumbest FTL moments
Replies: 68
Views: 33925

Re: Your dumbest FTL moments

I do minor stupid moves on a regular basis, but I just went for gold. Playing Kestrel, I had 8 crew members of 5 races, starting sector 3, and had just got a teleporter. I'm still just getting up to speed on boarding, so it's always exciting when I get it together. On my second melee fight, I got d...
by UltraMantis
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Harder please.
Replies: 4
Views: 2670

Re: Harder please.

Well i... lost, um. Twice. Yeah not so cocky anymore. The Torus wasn't up to it and i lost it in sector 6 after a pretty miserable run. Unlocked the stealth cruiser at least. And the Stealth cruiser did poorly as well because it was a new experience. I tried the pacifisim run and just barely made it...