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by The Captain
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How to deal with Mantis Boarders?
Replies: 18
Views: 15213

Re: How to deal with Mantis Boarders?

If my crew is composed of squishy meatsacks, I definitely open the airlocks - even depower O2 so it depletes faster. If they land in the Door Control room, maybe send in a guy or two to fight them briefly - i.e., distracting them from taking out the system, then run to the Medbay when the oxygen is ...
by The Captain
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Achieve This
Replies: 6
Views: 4404

Re: Achieve This

WOO HOO! Clash of the Titans is mine! Blue Ice III purchased Long Range Scanners early, either late in Sector 1 or early in Sector 2. I used it to hunt down Rock ships in a Rock Controlled Sector. Then Sector 4 was also a Rock Controlled Sector, and I continued my quest. Got to 14, but it was the en...
by The Captain
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: 5thHorseman's Playthroughs of Each Ship
Replies: 174
Views: 108287

Re: 5thHorseman's Playthroughs of Each Ship

Re: Vortex 2nd run Well, so far no fiery death, but too bad about the Mantis. I hate it when I let a fight go on too long - especially when someone dies on the Teleporter back on my own ship. I want to smack myself, knowing I could have retrieved them a split-second sooner - and some of the time I w...
by The Captain
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments
Replies: 483
Views: 262989

Re: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments

/start game Oh, there's a store ... and another store. FUFTL http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/9906/75gl.jpg A few sectors later, more early stores. http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/2014/nuwu.jpg I forgot to take a screenshot where I had an encounter that turned into a third store right near those ...
by The Captain
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments
Replies: 483
Views: 262989

Re: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments

It sometimes doesn't matter if you have shields, because you probably start with only one layer, which can be knocked down temporarily, and then the ninja beam drone cuts you to shreds.
by The Captain
Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A question about boarding parties
Replies: 3
Views: 2457

Re: A question about boarding parties

No, unfortunately, you can't take over the enemy ship; if your ship is blown up, it's game over. Why? Because that's the way the game was made. It would be interesting if the game didn't end as long as you had crew alive. Of course, you'd expect to see different reactions depending on what ship you ...
by The Captain
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: What were your most unusual/ridiculous fights ever?
Replies: 76
Views: 57919

Re: What were your most unusual/ridiculous fights ever?

There are a number of achievements which I did on Easy, and I'm trying to do them on Normal now, just for the hell of it, even though some are rather silly. I took the Stealth A and knocked out three of them in one go, getting to Sector 5 without firing a shot, upgrading a system or reactor, or repa...
by The Captain
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Funiest Things You've Ever Done in FTL
Replies: 56
Views: 76908

Re: Funiest Things You've Ever Done in FTL

This isn't so much a specific funny thing I've done, so much as a funny observation. Among the ships I don't like much are the Engi B and Slug A, yet I've got a couple of my highest scores with them. I didn't play them much, but when I went back to them, I was a better player (and maybe had a little...
by The Captain
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: What were your most unusual/ridiculous fights ever?
Replies: 76
Views: 57919

Re: What were your most unusual/ridiculous fights ever?

That has to be my favorite FTL boss battle story I've ever heard. Being given such a crappy weapon selection, and having a useless Pre-Igniter to boot, is just too hilarious. Awesome win there. Thanks. It really seemed like I'd run out of bombs before I got two hits in a row between cloaks, but I k...
by The Captain
Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Achieve This
Replies: 6
Views: 4404

Re: Achieve This

Aaarrrgh! Two Rock Controlled sectors and only 9 Rock ships destroyed. I maybe could have had one more - it was the encounter where the options are something like: 1) tell them their god told them to join you; 2) promise to tell them the truths they've been denied; 3) (blue) show them your sensor da...