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by The New Romance
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: First toughts on FTL (I'm not pew pewing anyone)
Replies: 15
Views: 9712

Re: First toughts on FTL (I'm not pew pewing anyone)

This game is made for dying, and that's just what we'll do ;) Sorry. No, really, the game is hard, but practice makes perfect. I've managed to defeat the boss on Normal twice in 51 hours of playtime, but that was really worth it. The first few hours everyting seemed to be stacked against me, but the...
by The New Romance
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: gog.com free stuff is AWESOME!
Replies: 9
Views: 9796

Re: gog.com free stuff is AWESOME!

I want free artwork stuffies as well :(
by The New Romance
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Suggestion: Supplies
Replies: 18
Views: 8864

Re: Suggestion: Supplies

Stimulants as an addition sound much more fun as compulsory supply consumption. It basically is already in the game with fuel, and I agree with those that think the whole journey lasts not more than a few hours. I mean, the jumps are instantaneous, the fights would maybe take a few minutes in real-t...
by The New Romance
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help running the Kestrel in normal mode?
Replies: 5
Views: 21303

Re: Help running the Kestrel in normal mode?

There are instances where the first encounter in the first sector screws you over on Normal. However, I have only rarely encountered them, maybe in two or three of 40 runs. They suck, yeah, but you can just restart the game without having invested too much. Zabbo's tips are solid, and you should pro...
by The New Romance
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The difficulty curve needs work
Replies: 37
Views: 20949

Re: The difficulty curve needs work

Regardless of what's fun and not fun / fair and unfair, I think many new players come to the game expecting a "ragtag band on a spaceship having whacky adventures and running away from overwhelming enemy firepower, barely surviving a harsh universe". The variety of so many sectors, especi...
by The New Romance
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [Suggestion] Should the player be able to attempt surrender?
Replies: 2
Views: 2068

Re: [Suggestion] Should the player be able to attempt surren

Your suggestions sound great, Spiff!

I'd like it a lot if there was an option to surrender. It might not be very useful, but I feel it should be implemented. Imagine the pride gained from a brutal comeback and boss defeat after having surrendered to some pirates in the second sector.
by The New Romance
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Update 0.12.8.10 - OS X and Achievements
Replies: 40
Views: 26333

Re: Update 0.12.8.10 - OS X and Achievements

Justin was right about the lack of trackers. I should have been able to retroactively award a victory on normal or easy though if your victory run was in your top 5. I'll remedy that in the next build if you haven't won again by then :) That's pretty cool! I noticed the game did track that I had wo...
by The New Romance
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Update 0.12.8.10 - OS X and Achievements
Replies: 40
Views: 26333

Re: Update 0.12.8.10 - OS X and Achievements

It's totally okay. I suspected as much :) I was just wondering whether it might be a bug. Remains to be seen if I ever manage to beat the boss again on Normal.
by The New Romance
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Update 0.12.8.10 - OS X and Achievements
Replies: 40
Views: 26333

Re: Update 0.12.8.10 - OS X and Achievements

Hey there,

I retroactively earned the 10,000 scrap achievement (I must have played a lot). However, I did not get some of the other achievements that I already managed to do, such as completing the game on Normal or aspyxiating ships (one of my faves). Is this intended? It doesn't seem consistent.
by The New Romance
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Beta Poll Part B: For the expert FTL players
Replies: 36
Views: 22224

Re: Beta Poll Part B: For the expert FTL players

Played about 25 to 30 games in 37 hours. Always played on Normal, beat the boss exactly once. Man, was I ecstatic! Getting to Last Stand is possible (not always, mind you), but that's where the trouble really starts. Takes a lot of luck and a lot of tactics and overview. My goal now is to unlock shi...