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by SleepyMage
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: What is (are) your favorite weapon(s) and why?
Replies: 61
Views: 38916

Re: What is (are) your favorite weapon(s) and why?

I'm going to be different! I like Dual lasers. Three shots for two power is nice. But two shots for one power is even more efficient!

Later in the game their efficiency doesn't matter, but early on they are incredibly handy for squeezing out all the offense you can.
by SleepyMage
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: What are your favorite upgrades / augmentations? [SPOILERS]
Replies: 31
Views: 24490

Re: What are your favorite upgrades / augmentations? [SPOILE

Drone systems, hands down. Teleportation and cloaking are nice, but a defense drone cuts out half of the lethality of virtually any ship you run across. And after all, you can't kill the enemy for tons of scrap if you are already dead. Augmentations would go to long range scanners. Identifying hazar...
by SleepyMage
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SUGGESTIONS and ideas for improving FTL
Replies: 28
Views: 16679

Re: SUGGESTIONS for improving FTL

Events where enemies board your ship are not supposed to be lucrative, just unlucky. They are easy enough to deal with most of the time, so having a potential surrender option turns this from a constant bad but relatively harmless thing into a almost always good event. If it happened like 10% of th...
by SleepyMage
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: My first win (normal)
Replies: 3
Views: 2548

Re: My first win (normal)

Congratulations! The first victory in this game is so much of a rush. But believe me when I say that it's not over yet. There is so much more to do that this game will keep going for a while. :D
by SleepyMage
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mod/feature change idea
Replies: 8
Views: 5300

Re: Mod/feature change idea

Just thought it was worth mentioning that shields don't really have any consistancy if you're using the Stealth Cruiser. If you gather 150 scrap and find a store, there's no guarantee it'll be selling a Shield system. If there is no guarantee.. well it seems high when i play, the system im missing ...
by SleepyMage
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: My thoughts on improvements or in sequel(prays)
Replies: 12
Views: 7684

Re: My thoughts on improvements or in sequel(prays)

I love the random element in this game, so I have a hard time supporting changes that will make it more consistant. Part of what makes roguelike adventures like this fun is the fact that you will have to improvise every time you play. The run I recorded in the Engi Cruiser Type B was incredibly fru...
by SleepyMage
Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: My thoughts on improvements or in sequel(prays)
Replies: 12
Views: 7684

Re: My thoughts on improvements or in sequel(prays)

When a sequel hopefully comes, the majority of changes to interface, like individual autofire and extra hotkeys, are kind of obvious benefits. As for the game play changes I can agree with missiles. You are guaranteed to run into ships with missiles while the enemy ships are not, so it does seem sli...
by SleepyMage
Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Best Ship?
Replies: 31
Views: 18723

Re: Best Ship?

I have a new found respect for The Basilisk. It may be one of my favorite ships at this point. It starts with two shields, a drone system, AND a four man teleporter. The two drawbacks are that you start with less than a desirable amount of crew members and no weapons. The no weapons factor really is...
by SleepyMage
Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SUGGESTIONS and ideas for improving FTL
Replies: 28
Views: 16679

Re: SUGGESTIONS and ideas for improving FTL

Auto-fire, pause buttons, and cloak buttons are good suggestions. It's just a matter of convenience that should be easy to add. I also agree on the health bars. When fighting multiple people it gets a bit chaotic to see who is at what. Mousing over them for a health read out is useful, but only can ...
by SleepyMage
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mod/feature change idea
Replies: 8
Views: 5300

Re: Mod/feature change idea

Well, ships will vary with what counts as defense of course. I meant more of that defense scales with enemies. On the stealth ships you buy your higher stealth to avoid damage, on other ships you buy shields; both types of ships buy engines and at some point can buy the missing component of shields ...