My Epic Failure in FTL

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My Epic Failure in FTL

Postby therunawaybros615 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:00 pm

Well, I used the Mantis Type A for this run of FTL. Here's my loadout and crew:

1 Burst Laser MK III
1 Fire Beam (Pretty useful, might I add.)
1 Ion Blast
All systems leveled up to max.
Reactor leveled up to max.
2 Defense Drones MK I (also pretty useful.)
All subsystems leveled up to max.
Mantises at Teleporter and Piloting Room. (Grand total of 3 mantises.)
One engy defending oxygen.
Zoltans manning Engines,Shields, and Weapons. Also one at the medbay to power it. (Grand total of 4.)

I managed to reach The Rebel Flagship, only to get destroyed miserably. But hey, at least my mantises on Teleporters weren't dead because when the ship went Ka-Boom, they were inside of the Ion Room in the Flagship.

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Re: My Epic Failure in FTL

Postby BrenTenkage » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:06 am

Well in my first lets play, I faced the final rebell ship and...know what mind checking out the video yourself, here is the link, and you can see why it failed badly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQTU6DuR ... plpp_video
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Re: My Epic Failure in FTL

Postby Number43 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:40 pm

You shouldn't have failed that badly against the flagship with that setup. Did you have very little engine power or only 2 shield bars or something? You should have been able to use the teleporter to take out all the weapons systems before taking too much damage considering the missile launcher is little threat with 2 defense drones. Then with that weapon setup though you wouldn't be able to damage them very fast you should be able to start fires which in combination with boarders would give you a shot at slaughtering the crew, thus enabling you to take out the next two phases by using boarders to disable the shields.
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Re: My Epic Failure in FTL

Postby therunawaybros615 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:38 am

Number43 wrote:You shouldn't have failed that badly against the flagship with that setup. Did you have very little engine power or only 2 shield bars or something? You should have been able to use the teleporter to take out all the weapons systems before taking too much damage considering the missile launcher is little threat with 2 defense drones. Then with that weapon setup though you wouldn't be able to damage them very fast you should be able to start fires which in combination with boarders would give you a shot at slaughtering the crew, thus enabling you to take out the next two phases by using boarders to disable the shields.


If you think about it, FTL makes you rely on luck. Apparently, it wasn't on my side. :lol:
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Re: My Epic Failure in FTL

Postby therunawaybros615 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:38 am

BrenTenkage wrote:Well in my first lets play, I faced the final rebell ship and...know what mind checking out the video yourself, here is the link, and you can see why it failed badly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQTU6DuR ... plpp_video



LOLOLOL.


I loved how you just committed suicide to your ship. Great drama and video, lad. :)
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Re: My Epic Failure in FTL

Postby Number43 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:47 am

therunawaybros615 wrote:
BrenTenkage wrote:Well in my first lets play, I faced the final rebell ship and...know what mind checking out the video yourself, here is the link, and you can see why it failed badly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQTU6DuR ... plpp_video



LOLOLOL.


I loved how you just committed suicide to your ship. Great drama and video, lad. :)


Funny thing is that the game was actually still winnable. If you jump away from the flagship they'll repair damage, but the crew stays dead. He could have jumped a couple times to reach a repair station to get some more missiles, which would have allowed him to finish off the last couple crew. Once the crew was dead he could use boarders to take out the shields and kill him with the laser.

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