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by zeek
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What happened in your last run?
Replies: 18
Views: 10300

Re: What happened in your last run?

Kestrel B it was a fairly easy run, but there was a point where I was getting a little nervous. I was down to 5 hull points left and hadn't been able to find a store for a really long time. I had maxed shields and a defense drone. So, I was fairly well protected, but there's always a chance of a mis...
by zeek
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Beam Weapons (Fire Beam)
Replies: 15
Views: 19512

Re: Beam Weapons (Fire Beam)

I'd call the fire beam and advanced user weapon. It requires you to have some other way of lowering enemy's shields, it is a damage over time type of weapon, and it is almost entirely worthless against auto ships. The damage over time aspect of the fire beam means it's not very effective at taking d...
by zeek
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Boarding vs Destroying?
Replies: 32
Views: 19540

Re: Boarding vs Destroying?

however it still true that the teleporter problem derives only from the extra income. I disagree. Everything else being equal if they take away the higher rewards from boarding I'm still getting a teleporter and boarding ships like crazy. It's just the easiest, cheapest, lowest risk way of dealing ...
by zeek
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Boarding vs Destroying?
Replies: 32
Views: 19540

Re: Boarding vs Destroying?

I don't think the added rewards are the problem with boarding. I think the consistent nature of the strategy, along with the low entry costs, and low risk are what make boarding such a good strategy. I think making boarding more risky is the solution. What if they said that asphyxiation gave an adde...
by zeek
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Do you quit?
Replies: 25
Views: 12436

Re: Do you quit?

I only quit when the situation is unwinnable. For instance if I massively mess up and have my boarders on a ship that jumps away in the Mantis B and all I have left is like an engi pilot on a ship with no weapons. That's just not going to go anywhere. So, then I'll quit. If I have a chance of pullin...
by zeek
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Some discussion on balance changes
Replies: 26
Views: 13901

Re: Some discussion on balance changes

I could see teleporters getting some balance changes. I like the idea of a new system to repel boarders. Maybe something that does damage over time like "poison gas" or something or they could just vent their ship and have a "O2 suit" augment giving their crew like 1 minute of ox...
by zeek
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Crew members are there correct locations?
Replies: 17
Views: 23627

Re: Crew members are there correct locations?

the rock in the O2 room, and a zoltan in the drone room O2 and Drone rooms do not gain any advantage by having them manned. The only real advantages would be having someone in the room to being repairs immediately if the room gets damaged or begin fighting immediately if the room gets boarded. The ...
by zeek
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Normal Win Streak With Every Ship Completed!
Replies: 9
Views: 4359

Re: Normal Win Streak With Every Ship Completed!

Wow I'm working on this type of challenge myself. I have been for a long time now actually. I'm playing them in the order that they come up in the hanger. So, Kestrel A then B, then I believe it's Stealth A then B, etc. I'm on my best run so far right now. Up to the Federation B and unless something...
by zeek
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are Mantis cruisers really worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 9767

Re: Are Mantis cruisers really worth it?

...brilliant. I'm assuming you know this already, but for any others reading this advice and experiencing the same urge to fly a Mantis B run right now, be advised: you probably want to wait until all the systems are repaired up to yellow at least. If the drone crashes into a red system, I believe ...
by zeek
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are Mantis cruisers really worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 9767

Re: Are Mantis cruisers really worth it?

As I said, I already figured out how to beat everything that can be beaten with boarding. So you claim but you also said a boarding drone could land in a systemless room on an A.I. ship wasting your time. So, you apparently don't know that if you put your boarding party in that room then the drone ...