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by Jerjare
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Expanded FTL vision
Replies: 7
Views: 5200

Re: Expanded FTL vision

Events: There will be many more events with many more branching options. Your ship computer can analyze possible outcome. Example: You encounter a ship on fire. You can: -Dock and try to rescue survivors -Send a shuttle to evacuate ship -Consult the ship's computer The computations take time. By tak...
by Jerjare
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Expanded FTL vision
Replies: 7
Views: 5200

Re: Expanded FTL vision

(continued) Races are now more in depth and thematic. They get more bonuses/penalties and feel like a major part of the game instead of just a PC in an RPG. In events, you get more options: Red options, offering insane risk/reward, green options, based on Crew Traits, and Purple options, where you c...
by Jerjare
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Expanded FTL vision
Replies: 7
Views: 5200

Expanded FTL vision

Here 's my dream for an expanded FTL. By and large it expands existing mechanics with only a few major changes. My idea is based on "bigger is better". More content means more replay value, I love the random nature of encounters and want to expand upon it. Ship systems and crew skills. Shi...
by Jerjare
Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Non-shielded auto scouts in asteroid fields.
Replies: 6
Views: 3584

Re: Non-shielded auto scouts in asteroid fields.

What about all these enemy ships just chilling out next to the sun? Droneships make sense, since they are unaffected. But other ships? Particularly how few have a medbay?

Are they having a tailgate party out there? Barbecuing spacepony meat hotdogs?
by Jerjare
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "The game hates me!" Bullshit Death Discussion thread.
Replies: 34
Views: 18062

Re: "The game hates me!" Bullshit Death Discussion thread.

The only time I actually got a crystal crewman, I was lucky enough to have the Rock homeworlds be the very next sector. For some utterly retarded reason I included the crystalman in my boarding party. The ship they boarded had level 2 doors, and in all the commotion, fire, death and destruction we w...
by Jerjare
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Stealth B No Shields Challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 6684

Re: Stealth B No Shields Challenge

If you can get weapon pre-igniter, it makes this challenge much more doable especially early on. Since its slightly cheaper than shields being able to get that alpha strike off has a HUGE advantage. Many enemies you'll be able to knock out their weapons/drones right off the bat which allows you to d...
by Jerjare
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: You have 8 power in your weapons system:
Replies: 7
Views: 5238

Re: You have 8 power in your weapons system:

Yeah, there's even an event in Zoltan space where you witness Zoltan ships doing a training execersise and it makes mention of their Ion vulnerability. Ion II, in addition to being an excellent weapon anyway, is probably the most reliable way to tear down Zoltan shields.
by Jerjare
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Lone Wolf challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 4442

Re: Lone Wolf challenge

I had a pretty good run with Engi B, using only the sole Engi. I made it all the way to Sector 7 before I made the mistake of picking a fight with an unmanned ship that had a ton of drones. I managed to get Glaive Beam, Pegasus Missile, autoloader and Weapon Pre-Igniter along the way. I got stealth ...
by Jerjare
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What would your 'C' ship variants be?
Replies: 4
Views: 3642

What would your 'C' ship variants be?

There is a general theme of having 'A' variant of each ship being on the versatile side, while the 'B' variants tend to be specialized, forcing you to balance their strength with crippling weaknesses (Engi B has only 1 crew, Zoltan B has no normal shield, Rock B has no door control or airlocks, Slug...
by Jerjare
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Lone Wolf challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 4442

Re: Lone Wolf challenge

It also occurred to me that a defense drone is more energy efficient than engines.

But I would still at least want Helm 2, and put my only guy on weapons because the weapon cooldown bonus is going to be critical.