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by Mataza
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!
Replies: 304
Views: 395349

Re: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!

With the crystal lockdown ability, you can stealthily assassinate enemy crew without taking out the medbay first. Locate a room with only 1 enemy and use the lockdown ability either a second before another enemy enters the room or when your victim is about 50% hp. This works incredibly well against ...
by Mataza
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Technical Support and Bugs
Topic: Ummm, excuse me FTL...I started over...
Replies: 1
Views: 2001

Re: Ummm, excuse me FTL...I started over...

You just got screwed over by the random number god. 1 Beam drone is not special. Any AI ship, rebel rigger or in your case zoltan ships can have a dronebay. 2 weapons is also not special for sector 1. Matching weapons is of course bad luck, as those will naturally fire simultaneously. That this comb...
by Mataza
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Any one else find the rock cruiser boring?
Replies: 7
Views: 4932

Re: Any one else find the rock cruiser boring?

I agree that the Rock A is certainly only useful to get the Rock B. Its layout and loadout are deeply flawed. You start with only missile launchers and a medium stockpile of missiles, but you don't get more missiles back than other ships; you just use them up faster. While missiles are reliable dama...
by Mataza
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Skill farming
Replies: 10
Views: 14502

Re: Skill farming

The only downside is, that mastering skills is incredibly trivial. Manning the weapons gets you 10% recharge. Fully mastering it gives you 19%. Likewise, the shield nets you 10% and goes to 30%. The shield recharges so fast by defaut, that I actually find it useless. The AI doesn't sync its weapons,...
by Mataza
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Crystal Bravais WTF - Question for developers
Replies: 8
Views: 5325

Re: Crystal Bravais WTF - Question for developers

It's best to try to get the Rock B when trying to get the crystal sector. Unlike the Rock A it doesn't suck and it has the guarantee to get the crystal pod from the asteroid field. Couple of pointers: The asteroid field can happen in rock and engie sectors, the research center in engie and zoltan an...
by Mataza
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Scrap Yield Algorithm
Replies: 2
Views: 3494

Re: Scrap Yield Algorithm

As far as I can tell, no. It just coutns whether you killed the ship or the crew, then randomizes.
Source: looking at the event list in one of the games data files.
by Mataza
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hire mercenary or fight them for scrap?
Replies: 10
Views: 12673

Re: Hire mercenary or fight them for scrap?

I never choose delay. Sometimes at the start of a sector I choose scouting the map though. Mostly when I'm hunting for certain events or hurting bad for a shop. Both of which are kinda rare, so it's still 90% kill the mercs.
by Mataza
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Store balanced to give you what you can't use?
Replies: 7
Views: 4175

Re: Store balanced to give you what you can't use?

I dislike the notion of a ship being "designed for weapons" or "designed for drones" With that logic the fed cruiser would be designed for using the artillery beam, the rock cruiser would be designed to use missiles, the slug cruiser would be designed to kill crew and the stealth...
by Mataza
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Endarire's List of Requests and Suggestions!
Replies: 8
Views: 5326

Re: Endarire's List of Requests and Suggestions!

Mataza's List of Rebuttals and Rejections: -Making Fuel/Missiles/Drones sellable would make enemy surrender always worthwhile, i.e removing the decision. Also it would make the selling events obsolete. -Leveling your crew actually does very little if you think about it. Guns get 10% speed for being ...
by Mataza
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Getting effective weapon loadouts via die roll.
Replies: 10
Views: 10272

Re: Getting effective weapon loadouts via die roll.

The ion weapons are not bad, I never said that. But the Ion Mark 2 is the only one that works as *sole* ion weapon. If you already have an ion weapon by any means get a second one. Ion is a good setup. You just need more than 1 weapon to actually whittle down shields. And getting a second one after ...