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by spacecadet13
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments
Replies: 487
Views: 233013

Re: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments

This totally cheesed me; Playing the Red Tail, got through the best sector one ever; got a Halberd "just floating in space" and got a D Drone I from a surrender, bought an Auto Loader from a store and had nearly enough scrap to get shields upgraded. Pretty sweet, right? Second jump of sect...
by spacecadet13
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Vortex ship a joke?
Replies: 19
Views: 12171

Re: Vortex ship a joke?

Most players ship tier lists have the Vortex well towards the bottom, and for pretty good reasons. The starting weapons are absolutely superb, with just the teeny tiny problem of having no way of getting through 2 shield layers, and frequently struggling with 1 shield due to the Heavy Ion's slow fir...
by spacecadet13
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Does the enemy cheat
Replies: 5
Views: 3756

Re: Does the enemy cheat

The enemy doesn't cheat as such, but there are a few things that work differently to how they work for players - the B Laser II shots 'scattering' is one such example, and I'm pretty sure all multi-shot weapons on an enemy ship scatter their rounds into random rooms on your ship, whereas when you eq...
by spacecadet13
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Made an FTL card game, check it out!
Replies: 2
Views: 2041

Re: Made an FTL card game, check it out!

Looks good, have printed out the rules and gonna give it a try!
by spacecadet13
Mon May 26, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Help needed.
Replies: 15
Views: 8041

Re: Help needed.

Hi and welcome, hope you are enyoying the game! 1) Activating the cloak boosts your evade by 60%. So if your 'base' evade before cloaking is 40%, you'll be at 100% when cloaked and untouchable. However, if your base evade is below 40%, you'll be less that 100% when cloaked, and FTL will frequently g...
by spacecadet13
Mon May 26, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Favorite sector
Replies: 21
Views: 10694

Re: Favorite sector

Rebel Stronghold - the rewards for the halfbuilt flagship are out of all proportion to the 'difficulty' of beating it - extra scrap, fleet delayed two jumps and a weapon? What's not to love?

Otherwise, nebulas - extra beacons equals extra opportunities
by spacecadet13
Mon May 26, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why is victory worth so little? (score-wise)
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

Why is victory worth so little? (score-wise)

Two recent runs; very similiar numbers of ships destroyed, beacons visited, and scrap collected in both. One run resulted in victory, the other in defeat at the second boss stage. But still, the game that ended in defeat had a higher score than the one that was successful, even though they were almo...
by spacecadet13
Wed May 21, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Poll: best ship on hard difficulty (other than Crystal B)
Replies: 6
Views: 14167

Re: Poll: best ship on hard difficulty (other than Crystal B

I find plenty of instances where the leto hits and does nothing to the system - no shields down, no weapons down - just 1 damage to the enemy hull, due to there being one 'extra' unpowered bar on that system. Just about any other 1 bar weapon is better, with the Heavy Laser I or Ion Blast I being id...
by spacecadet13
Wed May 21, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: My first no shield ship!
Replies: 3
Views: 3357

Re: My first no shield ship!

Sell the pre-ignitor - with that weapon loadout it's gonna do nothing (or next to it) for you against the boss or anything with 4 shields and some evade. Take the 60 scrap and upgrade something (engines especially), buy another autoloader if you get the chance. Without a D drone and a couple of shie...
by spacecadet13
Tue May 20, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How do you unlock Federation cruiser
Replies: 12
Views: 8543

Re: How do you unlock Federation cruiser

Agree with itg, the Fed cruisers A + B are mid-lower tier at best, and the C is just U-G-L-Y IMO the beam only starts to be useful once upgraded to level 3, and on the A especially you've got to commit a fair amount of scrap to get it there, so that's less scrap for shields/drones/engines/doors/weap...