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by PirateCat
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Other games with harsh difficulty
Replies: 58
Views: 123838

Re: Other games with harsh difficulty

XCOM: Terror from the Deep. There was a bug in the first one that made the difficulty default to easy, so everyone complained to Microprose that the game was too easy. So they responded by making the easiest difficulty harder than the hardest of the first one was supposed to be. So even the easy set...
by PirateCat
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Is FTL Permadeath prepping anyone else for XCOM?
Replies: 9
Views: 7757

Re: Is FTL Permadeath prepping anyone else for XCOM?

Hello there I must be in the minority as I found the new reinvented version of Xcom to have.....something lacking. It is pretty and "swish" but something just doesn't work for me. I've actually reinstalled my original 90's version by using "openxcom" and whilst dated, has that u...
by PirateCat
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: My thoughts on FTL - Faster than Light
Replies: 9
Views: 5310

Re: My thoughts on FTL - Faster than Light

No-save policy - well, you know what I mean, the game is hardcore-only, you live or die permanently. I think it's not cool to include ONLY hardcore. It would be great if the game had some sort of saves - if only to find out how events would end, how the battle would go. Some players would probably ...
by PirateCat
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: I don't get it
Replies: 117
Views: 75600

Re: I don't get it

Dwarf Fortress when it started no you didn't have a way to win in most situations due to it not being in the game yet. Technically you can't win DF. It doesn't have a win condition, just a long list of lose conditions. In Dwarf Fortress, you always have a way to get armor and weapons for your milit...
by PirateCat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Suggestion: Autofire icon.
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Re: Suggestion: Autofire icon.

That's why the bottom of the box with the ship has the icons that change as the systems get damaged and destroyed.
by PirateCat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oh god the miss chance
Replies: 16
Views: 11145

Re: Oh god the miss chance

It is rather annoying in the stupid rock ship. Especially if you can't find any lasers/beams. Hasn't made me rage quit yet, though.
by PirateCat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unlocking new ships is way too difficult
Replies: 50
Views: 27938

Re: Unlocking new ships is way too difficult

The problem is that each ships requires a whole bunch of pieces to fall into place, and there's too many pieces. Like get X component and upgrade it to level X, while having a crewmember of a specific race, and you have to be in a specific system and be lucky enough to find a specific event, and th...
by PirateCat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Man up!
Replies: 37
Views: 16727

Re: Man up!

I'll take this opportunity to say, thanks for making the game. I've already had many hours of enjoyment out of it and many more to come I think. The way you've made it gives it plenty of longevity. Also congrats on the sales success. I want to second this. Far too many games out there that don't of...
by PirateCat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Power Generators...
Replies: 32
Views: 21149

Re: Power Generators...

I think it would be best to have your power bars on the left side be completely tied to a in-game on-ship generator. Either on a one to one hit point per bar of power or 1 hit point for 2 bars of power, which might be best with the way ion storms work. Each point of damage to your generator would re...
by PirateCat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: This game is too frustrating.
Replies: 9
Views: 7850

Re: This game is too frustrating.

I really feel bad because I've barely played at normal at all. Sure, normal and easy are like "It's really really hard and you're going to die" and "It's really really hard and you're going to die sooner", but easy is twice the time you get to play and progress and have fun, whi...