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by liq3
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Heavy Laser II or Hull Laser II?
Replies: 7
Views: 27811

Re: Heavy Laser II or Hull Laser II?

In this setup, I don't think there is one. Heavy laser is more useful when you already have say, 2 burst laser Mk IIs, or other ways to get shields down.
by liq3
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FTL and scale
Replies: 4
Views: 3066

Re: FTL and scale

I think it's safe to assume that the in game scale is not representative of real life, and is in fact scaled down for our entertainment purposes. You wouldn't want to wait several minutes while a laser charges and cools down now would you? ;p
by liq3
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Repel and Sieze (A Boarding Guide)
Replies: 19
Views: 24339

Re: Repel and Sieze (A Boarding Guide)

Aufklarer, you seem to have skipped over one goal of boarding - Killing the entire enemy crew. The Mantis B is perfect for this. If you manage to get 2 more mantis early on (and even if you don't), it's not difficult to kill the entire enemy crew, usually much faster then you take out their weapons ...
by liq3
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Should I get this game?
Replies: 13
Views: 8503

Re: Should I get this game?

Pros: You can light ships on fire and watch the fire spread, slowly destroying the ship. You can then teleport fireproof rockmen into the burning parts of their ship to make sure they don't put them out. Rockmen. Standing in fire. Murdering people. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT? Cons: I've already played 34...
by liq3
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Roguelike game design: Choice/Emergence/Strategy
Replies: 12
Views: 9155

Re: Roguelike game design: Choice/Emergence/Strategy

There's no wide variety of choice. And thus, there's a lot less emergence. And thus, randomness is truly random because you don't have the ability to reign it in - because you can only be a specialist, not a generalist. What? I thought nethack was so brutally hard because 99% of the time the RNG sc...
by liq3
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Help getting certain ships?
Replies: 2
Views: 3623

Re: Help getting certain ships?

The Zoltan one is pretty easy to get. Should only take 2-3 runs. Use the stealth ship on easy and avoid battles/distress signals in Zoltan sectors. If you don't have the stealth ship, try to get a long range scanner. The crystal one is pure luck and is a giant pita to get. Most of the time the secto...
by liq3
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Discussion: Ion Weapons
Replies: 13
Views: 14575

Re: Discussion: Ion Weapons

DarkenDragon has most of it right. The only thing I think he got wrong is that each ion damage ADDs 5 seconds as opposed to refreshing it. Although, I'm now not so sure myself how it exactly works. I know it definitely adds though.
by liq3
Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Best ship to beat normal difficulty with?
Replies: 7
Views: 23416

Re: Best ship to beat normal difficulty with?

Well, I just beat the game with The Torus (Engi A). Ion MK 2, Ion Mk1, small bomb (very useful), 2 beam drones and a def drone mk II. Other notable stuff was 40% evade, level 3 shields and level 1 stealth (really useful for dodging drones in second phase and lasers in 3rd). Just standard stuff for b...
by liq3
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Game Feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 1704

Re: Game Feedback

Easy is easy. I've been playing quite a bit of easy to unlock all the ships (got all but one). Since I'm going for ships, I usually just quit/restart before the boss. I think I've only actually played the boss on easy 2-3 times. I've beaten the boss on easy twice. Simply put, the extra scrap you get...
by liq3
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Exactly what does the stealth ship have to reccomend it?
Replies: 31
Views: 18742

Re: Exactly what does the stealth ship have to reccomend it?

The biggest advantage imo is the long range scanner. It lets you avoid things like asteroid fields, ion storms, etc etc and even avoid battles if your hull is low. You can drop most weapons early before the even hit you. Just shoot at weapons, followed by a mini-beam on weapons. You use stealth to a...