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by Nimbostratus
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Post your Highscore
Replies: 191
Views: 131510

Re: Post your Highscore

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Not many victories yet. :v
by Nimbostratus
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Nimbo's FTL Stories
Replies: 5
Views: 6101

Nimbo's FTL Stories

FTL often inspires me to write, so I'll compile my FTL stories here. --- "The Heavy Laser is offline, sir!" the weapons operator yelled. Not that shouting was necessary - the intraship comm system could even transmit the slightest of whispers - but in the midst of a tense battle and with t...
by Nimbostratus
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is it just me...
Replies: 2
Views: 1789

Re: Is it just me...

5thHorseman wrote:try to show up to the party with level 4 shields AND a cloak, it makes things a lot easier :)

Thanks a ton man. I've never used a cloak before, but I just won with the Kestrel thanks to that.
by Nimbostratus
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments
Replies: 483
Views: 272013

Re: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments

Decided to try Normal just for giggles. (I'm still pretty bad even at Easy.) Many of the ships I fought in Sector 1 were packing missiles and thus I was down to 4 HP by the time I reached Sector 2. Thankfully I ran into a mercenary and hired him to scout, so I knew where I could get repairs. And the...
by Nimbostratus
Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!
Replies: 304
Views: 392198

Re: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!

If you depower an attack drone so that it drifts slightly out of the enemy's shield, when repowered it'll fire instantly, allowing you to time drone shots. This is probably possible with defense drones too, although I haven't tried it. This would be useful because, if you have multiple defense dron...
by Nimbostratus
Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is it just me...
Replies: 2
Views: 1789

Is it just me...

...or has Phase 2 of the Flagship fight become even harder than it once was? Granted, I've only beaten it once - but on my recent playthroughs, I've made it to the Last Stand and beaten Phase 1 with relative ease, only to be killed by the drone-swarms. Was there a difficulty increase, or am I just h...
by Nimbostratus
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Other games with harsh difficulty
Replies: 58
Views: 115197

Re: Other games with harsh difficulty

So, I've been playing XCOM ... General consensus is that it's not as hard as the original two games - your soldiers are actually competent, and there's not quite as much inventory/resource management - but in some ways, it's harder. In the old games, once you got psychic powers, it was pretty much a...
by Nimbostratus
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What does the Kestrel eat for breakfast?
Replies: 6
Views: 3641

Re: What does the Kestrel eat for breakfast?

I don't get it...
by Nimbostratus
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Your top 5 favourite game soundtracks?
Replies: 26
Views: 53415

Re: Your top 5 favourite game soundtracks?

I'd be hard-pressed to choose one as my absolute favorite, so these are in no particular order: Mass Effect - Specifically the establishing bit of the first game, with Shepard walking through the Normandy as it makes its shakedown run . This totally cemented the game as a classic in my mind. The res...
by Nimbostratus
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: So close yet so far.
Replies: 0
Views: 1340

So close yet so far.

I didn't come close to beating the game, but I did come very close to unlocking a new ship. I was in the Engi homeworlds and had triggered the Stealth Cruiser event. I nearly finished the quest (got to the 'boss' at the end) but then he boarded me, disabled my weapons and oxygen, and killed my dudes...