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by Pilgrim of Domina
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Stealth ship is garbage
Replies: 18
Views: 13816

Re: Stealth ship is garbage

Ya i guess that's another problem. I haven't seen the emp bomb once yet with this ship which would help significantly. The RNG is too great to give a ship a specific role for this game as it is. i.e. Missile boats, stealth ships, drone ships. You can pick the drone ship setup and get missiles all d...
by Pilgrim of Domina
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Roguelike game design: Choice/Emergence/Strategy
Replies: 12
Views: 9627

Re: Roguelike game design: Choice/Emergence/Strategy

Aye. I know exactly what you mean. I just posted a whole rant on how FTL is not a rougelike.
So i hope the devs or mods can go the extra mile,

Extensive modding support
/extramile
by Pilgrim of Domina
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Stealth ship is garbage
Replies: 18
Views: 13816

Re: Stealth ship is garbage

The first time I beat the game was with the stealthship, without shields even. Stupid RNG never gave me an opportunity to buy them. As long as the RNG doesn't throw drones at you, you can flawlessly KO most early ships with the starting equipment. The mini beam can take out shields AND weapons on ma...
by Pilgrim of Domina
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oregon Trail is not a Rougelike
Replies: 17
Views: 12775

Re: Oregon Trail is not a Rougelike

Also, just as a point of order: you do know that you can run from an encounter, right? With your engines upgraded and manned by your own personal Montgomery Scott, it's not even that hard to hold out long enough to get your jump-drive up and evacuate from Dodge City... No shit. I just said the only...
by Pilgrim of Domina
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oregon Trail is not a Rougelike
Replies: 17
Views: 12775

Oregon Trail is not a Rougelike

Finally managed to beat the game. RNG finally lined up for most encounters, all the right gear popped up at the right times, and most random events actually paid off. I finally realized this game has more in common with Oregon Trail than rougelikes. It has the "key features" of a rougelike...
by Pilgrim of Domina
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Intended difficulty?
Replies: 11
Views: 7771

Re: Intended difficulty?

drones and shields, God help you if they have drones AND high shielding. That's how my furthest games, like 2 systems away from the end, always end. And of course they have engi repairing shields constantly, when I finally manage 1 point of damage. I don't think I've ever landed a missile past a mi...
by Pilgrim of Domina
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Intended difficulty?
Replies: 11
Views: 7771

Re: Intended difficulty?

1. Always have a missile or bomb weapon on your ship at all times. Even if it's not powered, have it available. That's what you use to take down the shields of higher-level ships, because missiles and bombs ignore shields. Once the shields are down, keep up the fire on them to keep them suppressed,...
by Pilgrim of Domina
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 5132

Re: Suggestions

Simbert wrote:I would really like a higher difficulty level beyond normal.

And I'd like one between "easy" and "normal".
by Pilgrim of Domina
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: My review of the game (ala Linux)
Replies: 4
Views: 4009

Re: My review of the game (ala Linux)

3. About 50% of the game is flat out luck, if you get a good start you win, if not you don't. That is too random. This. I've had too many games end in just the first few system due to things well beyond my control. Other games I get a good weapon strategy going early with an early drop/find/purchas...
by Pilgrim of Domina
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Intended difficulty?
Replies: 11
Views: 7771

Re: Intended difficulty?

So it really is not particularly possible to beat the game with straightforward firefights? This would be why it seems so easy to fall behind in comparison to enemy upgrades? So far all my playthroughs end where I jump one more system and suddenly can't damage anything. Once I'm forced to flee an &q...