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by Skarthe
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kestrel vs The Stealth Cruiser
Replies: 5
Views: 3510

Re: Kestrel vs The Stealth Cruiser

What I'm trying to find out here is that if you wanted to play a stealth run, wouldn't it almost be more convenient/"better" to start off with the kestrel and get the stealth systems upgrade. Since the kestrel has missiles at the start, getting past shields isn't a biggie. Furthermore, th...
by Skarthe
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Streaming on Twitch
Replies: 61
Views: 98713

Re: Streaming on Twitch

I'll be streaming my first attempts at Normal on http://twitch.tv/skarthe

If anyone's interested, feel free to come by and watch!
by Skarthe
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How not to get trapped?
Replies: 2
Views: 2821

Re: How not to get trapped?

Go to the Options menu and turn on "Show beacon paths on hover." That way, when you mouse over a beacon, it'll show you all of its jump paths.
by Skarthe
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Stop enemy ships escaping while boarding (Request)
Replies: 6
Views: 3778

Re: Stop enemy ships escaping while boarding (Request)

omegaai wrote:Also cant teleport crew out if the enemy is cloaked.

Against an enemy ship that can both cloak and escape, boarding might be a bad idea.
by Skarthe
Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: My tips list (quite long!)
Replies: 7
Views: 9658

Re: My tips list (quite long!)

A minor nitpick: solar flares do not always give ship combat events. Several times I've had them just give me boarders, with no actual enemy ship. Aside from that, your list is pretty solid. I've also found that a fast upgrade to a second layer of shields can keep you from taking a lot of damage in ...
by Skarthe
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Unlocking stealth b
Replies: 7
Views: 7590

Re: Unlocking stealth b

All three are relatively easy, though 2 and 3 are probably the easiest to do together; to dodge the 9 points of damage, it's usually easiest to go into Rebel Flagship phase 3 and wait for the power surge and triple-laser to go off at similar timing, then pop your cloak before they land. I do think t...
by Skarthe
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FTL suffers for having a final boss
Replies: 24
Views: 15202

Re: FTL suffers for having a final boss

I find phase 1 teleporter-spam, accompanied by either a Crystal (to prevent enemies from escaping to the medbay) or any kind of missile launcher (to destroy said medbay) to be a very reliable way to take down the final boss. Teleport into the weapons (aside from the heavy laser! Don't kill that guy....
by Skarthe
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!
Replies: 302
Views: 356940

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

In the same vein as the slave ship comments earlier - some slave ship encounters can let you double up on acquired crew if you have a teleporter with a couple of levels on it. Some encounters have a blue option that uses the teleporter to attempt to free slaves; succeeding at this gets you a new cre...