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by tswaters
Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: The Basilisk: Putting the MAN in MANTIS
Replies: 35
Views: 45129

Re: The Basilisk: Putting the MAN in MANTIS

Hey, anyone have any idea how to come back from a hazard is the oxygen room? It seems to me if you encounter either a breach or fire in the oxygen room in the first sector you are basically SOL. This happens with bombs a lot, especially in the first sector when you only have two guys -- if you encou...
by tswaters
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Post your Highscore
Replies: 191
Views: 155687

Re: Post your Highscore

5710 with Balsilisk 2

Got 'most jumps survived' - 114 and 'most kills': 60 on that run .

Ew, I'm only 20 / 426. I guess I rage quit a lot :)
by tswaters
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: The Basilisk: Putting the MAN in MANTIS
Replies: 35
Views: 45129

Re: The Basilisk: Putting the MAN in MANTIS

Any tips on how to deal with a ship with a medbay when you don't have any weapons yet? This will only work if you have all four boarders... any less and you might be in a world of pain. Wait until there are two enemy crew left then split up your troops -- send two guys one 2-slot room, two to an ot...
by tswaters
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Crew Rank Ups
Replies: 9
Views: 5755

Re: Crew Rank Ups

I can't be entirely sure, but it seems to me FTL recharge time is a reflection of evasion + FTL recharge boost. Anything that increases evasion (more engine, pilot/engines crew upgraded) will also increase ftl recharge rate. If you don't have a pilot, evasion goes to 0 -- so does ftl recharge. I'm p...
by tswaters
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: I did it: Kestrel on Normal [SPOILERS]
Replies: 5
Views: 7189

Re: I did it: Kestrel on Normal [SPOILERS]

UltraMantis wrote:Enjoy the Osprey.


Oh, well I've beaten the game with other ships -- never went back to the Kestrel though until now. My goal now is to beat the game with every ship on Normal. Not sure if I'll ever beat Vortex or DA-SR 12 but the other ones seem doable.
by tswaters
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: What is your favourite ship - and why?
Replies: 138
Views: 152984

Re: What is your favourite ship - and why?

I get the damned Mantis unlock event almost every time i play and have never ever seen the Slug in all my 160+ games This might relate to play style. If you get to the slug homeworlds, be sure that you are destroying ships with weapons and not boarding -- I find the slugs don't often surrender thei...
by tswaters
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Failing economically
Replies: 7
Views: 7046

Re: Failing economically

How do you know if a battle is going to be profitable? Look at their weapons -- Do they have a missile? ( Artemis is, IMO, way worse than Hermes/Hull just because it fires so quickly and only takes 1 energy) Do they have a burst laser that fires more than you have shields to handle? You might get l...
by tswaters
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: I did it: Kestrel on Normal [SPOILERS]
Replies: 5
Views: 7189

I did it: Kestrel on Normal [SPOILERS]

http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560961672003120137/60A12995231E7CF1B70CABBCACB5875ADE0A1A58/ After much playing with Crystal B and Mantis B I whipped out the old Krestrel to see if I could get my first victory with it. I never really went back to the Kestrel after unlocking other ships -- but m...
by tswaters
Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Technical Support and Bugs
Topic: Astronomically low odds achievement count beam drones
Replies: 6
Views: 5980

Re: Astronomically low odds achievement count beam drones

cousin wrote:what achievement are you guys talking about?


astronomically low odds - fail to evade 5 shots in a row with fully powered and fully upgraded engine.
by tswaters
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see in sequels/expansions?
Replies: 29
Views: 18117

Re: What would you like to see in sequels/expansions?

I'd like to see a sandbox mode where you just fly around without the impending doom of the rebel fleet -- considering their flag ship is gone and they're in decline, it fits well for an expansion/sequel.