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by Ranarius Webfoot
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!
Replies: 304
Views: 395710

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

You can use Zoltans to free up power from the teleporter or cloak room while it's in cooldown. While it's in its cooldown (same effect as ion weapons) you cannot add or remove reactor power from the system - but when you move a Zoltan into the room, it will still "kick out" 1 reactor power...
by Ranarius Webfoot
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: New here, questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 3466

Re: New here, questions.

Cloak is really helpful for drone spam; it also really helps to have high evasion and max shields. I usually save my cloak for his stupid triple-rocket attack; if you have a max-level pilot and a max-level engine person and really high engine power, you can have over 50% evasion, which means even hi...
by Ranarius Webfoot
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: So how do you beat this game?
Replies: 22
Views: 13705

Re: So how do you beat this game?

If you want to savescum, you can Save&Quit whenever you're not in a battle or asteroid field / near a sun. Then find your "continue.sav" file, which for me on Vista was in [UserName]/Documents/My Games/FasterThanLight. Make a backup copy of continue.sav, rename it to something distinct...
by Ranarius Webfoot
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: So how do you beat this game?
Replies: 22
Views: 13705

Re: So how do you beat this game?

The second-stage final boss has a drone spam attack that doesn't require it to have a drone control station - right before it does this, the words "Warning: Power Surge Detected" will pop up and it will make an alarm sound. All its other drones will be shut down if you take out drone contr...
by Ranarius Webfoot
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Post your Highscore
Replies: 191
Views: 133093

Re: Post your Highscore

Got the game like a week ago. http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt150/Frogwarrior4/ftl1-1_zpsc913c5ce.jpg The Normal victory run, I ended with max shields, an Anti-Ship drone and Defense II (with 4 slots in drone control, so I had to quickly switch my drones whenever they fired missiles, hehehe), a...
by Ranarius Webfoot
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: So how do you beat this game?
Replies: 22
Views: 13705

Re: So how do you beat this game?

So a ship that comes with a ton of lasers or has the possibility of having a ton of lasers. I don't use my transporters much as the anti boarding drones tend to kill crew quickly and opportunities to get new crew are few and far between. I will try the laser thing though as that may yield fruit. If...
by Ranarius Webfoot
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!
Replies: 304
Views: 395710

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

When a projectile hits another projectile (including drones!), both are canceled out. In other words, if you fire right as enemy shots are coming in, you might accidentally shoot down some of their shots. I've accidentally taken out boarding drones this way, as the drone's path to my ship passed RIG...
by Ranarius Webfoot
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: So how do you beat this game?
Replies: 22
Views: 13705

Re: So how do you beat this game?

You need to have enough lazorz to overcome 4 layers of shields, AND to account for the fact that the enemy has high evasion. A Breach Bomb 2 or Ion Bomb to the cockpit will take out their evasion for a bit (Ion Bomb is better IMO) if you have one. Missiles work too except against stage 2 because of ...
by Ranarius Webfoot
Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Best way to earn scrap?
Replies: 19
Views: 22613

Re: Best way to earn scrap?

You got TWO, and THEY STACK????
Aw, MAN!
(I think I've only gotten one ever... it was given for free in an event. Then I exploded. Oh well. I also saw one in a shop once, but it was like Sector 6, so it wouldn't have paid for itself... argh!)
by Ranarius Webfoot
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Just Something Cool
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Re: Just Something Cool

You don't need a teleporter or a defense drone; they just help.
I use cloak to dodge the triple-rocket attack, and I keep my Mantis on the ship to fight off defense drones. Generally works pretty well.