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by Jerjare
Thu May 08, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unbalanced ships
Replies: 64
Views: 29988

Re: Unbalanced ships

Been working with Engi B for a few games. Still dying, but doing a little better each time. Some good things: Hocking all the drones and augment feels like a waste, but that 80 scrap can go toward a ton of things, giving you a weird kind of flexibility. You can also "upgrade" the Heavy Ion...
by Jerjare
Thu May 08, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Your "LOL, FTL" moments
Replies: 30
Views: 17222

Re: Your "LOL, FTL" moments

How about encountering an unshielded autoscout in an asteroid field and watching it get annihilated by stray asteroids before either of you can get a shot off?
by Jerjare
Wed May 07, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unbalanced ships
Replies: 64
Views: 29988

Re: Unbalanced ships

Honestly there are a lot of 3 power weapon combinations I would rather have than Ion Blast and Heavy Laser. The only good thing about it is that if you time it right: Fire ion, disable shields, fire heavy laser into weapons for 2 damage. Then you can squeeze off another Heavy laser shot before their...
by Jerjare
Wed May 07, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: request feature: ordinance system
Replies: 4
Views: 2490

Re: request feature: ordinance system

Maybe more utility abilities? Rock: Ramming maneuver- Deals 8 hull damage to enemy ship, but you suffer 4 damage in return. Mantis: Super teleporter- instantly teleports your entire crew into the enemy ship with full health. Engi: Repair protocol- instantly recharges drones, brings them to full heal...
by Jerjare
Wed May 07, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unbalanced ships
Replies: 64
Views: 29988

Re: Unbalanced ships

I see your point featherwings. I think think the issue is the metagame. Ships that work well within the metagame will do well. This includes: -Reliable ways to generate hull damage -The ability to reliably tank or avoid damage -Ways to neutralize/kill enemy crew -getting enough scrap in 8 sectors to...
by Jerjare
Wed May 07, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!
Replies: 304
Views: 391235

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

Hacking and breach bomb will choke entire crews to death very quickly. Jack their O2, fire breach bomb. It's critical you time this right. You cannot activate hack on a destroyed system. You want to hack their air first, then when it's about to expire get the bomb in there. Level 3 hack can suck out...
by Jerjare
Tue May 06, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unbalanced ships
Replies: 64
Views: 29988

Re: Unbalanced ships

Featherwings, I checked your suggestion for the Engi B and like it. Though I would be ambitious about the Vortex and Stormwalker: Vortex: Definitely 4 drone slots. But limit weapon slots to 2 and give it no starting weapons, and only 1 bar if weapons. Have it start with combat drone, beam drone, rep...
by Jerjare
Tue May 06, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unbalanced ships
Replies: 64
Views: 29988

Re: Unbalanced ships

There is no need to balance the ships. We're not fighting each other with them. They offer beginners a chance to taste at least some victory sometimes, and get the fundamentals down before taking on more specific challenges. Some ships are harder to play. They offer a challenge to players who would...
by Jerjare
Tue May 06, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unbalanced ships
Replies: 64
Views: 29988

Re: Unbalanced ships

I wish it had 2x ion blast instead of heavy ion. You're right, the charge time is pretty terrible. The only good thing about its weapon combo is if you fire the heavy ion, then the heavy laser immediately after, the heavy laser will recharge and be able to shoot again right before the enemy's shield...
by Jerjare
Tue May 06, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Best Weapon Combos
Replies: 115
Views: 199193

Re: Best Weapon Combos

Stealth B: Weapon preigniter, autoloader, stealth weapons. Glaive beam, vulcan laser, vulcan laser. Open with vulcan shot then glaive, immediately switch glaive out for second vulcan, hit level 3 stealth and pewpewpew them to death. Another devastating combo I had on Engi C: Level 3 hacking, Breach ...