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by recumbentrider
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: All hail Gumpo, the bravest Engi of all!
Replies: 4
Views: 2828

All hail Gumpo, the bravest Engi of all!

2014-03-26_00002.jpg On another thread, I was discussing with 5th Horseman the possibility of trying to complete the game with the Vortex without hiring any crew. On my first try, I was able to do it! I think it was as much to do with luck as it was skill on my part. I pretty much stuck to 'green' ...
by recumbentrider
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: All of the races on one ship!
Replies: 6
Views: 3296

Re: All of the races on one ship!

Honestly, I think the harder part is overcoming the Vortex's horrible weapon loadout than its one crew member. This is definitely the big problem with the Vortex. My 'strategy' for this ship is to stop at as many stores as possible to get better weapons, hopefully before entering Sector 3. I have s...
by recumbentrider
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: All of the races on one ship!
Replies: 6
Views: 3296

Re: All of the races on one ship!

I find myself wondering if it is possible to beat the boss with the Vortex without any extra crew besides the one Engi that comes with the ship at the start. I may try it someday... Oh yeah. 3 BL2's or an Ion, Ion2, and Glaive beam will tear the flagship apart on any ship and you don't need crew fo...
by recumbentrider
Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!
Replies: 302
Views: 356778

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

If you are playing the Vortex, you should hold on to the starting drones that come with the ship as long as you can. Besides being useful for repairing systems and defending against borders, these drones also give you some rewarding 'blue-options'. The repair drone can often be used to repair damage...
by recumbentrider
Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: All of the races on one ship!
Replies: 6
Views: 3296

Re: All of the races on one ship!

Even including the 2 drone types! Very well done! I was so excited about having all of the FTL races aboard, I forgot about the drones! As I said, I think that it wasn't until Sector 5 that I got my first crewman (which was, almost ironically, the Crystal). I find myself wondering if it is possible...
by recumbentrider
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: All of the races on one ship!
Replies: 6
Views: 3296

All of the races on one ship!

I did not set out trying to do it, but in my most recent run with the Vortex, I managed to get all of the FTL races together on my ship. I found it very difficult to find crew members for the first half of the run; I don't think I got my first crew member (a Crystal crewman from the stasis pod) unti...
by recumbentrider
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How to kill crew efficiently??
Replies: 13
Views: 10162

Re: How to kill crew efficiently??

I have a similar favorite tactic. Fight people in the shields, and on a 4 man ship or less the pilot will abandon his post when the people have died or run to the medbay. As soon as the pilot's out the door is when I shoot the medbay or other targets. I especially like to use a tactic like this whe...
by recumbentrider
Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!
Replies: 302
Views: 356778

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

Did you know? Enemy rebels that are in the rooms in the wings of the flagship die, when you destroy the phase that uses those systems. Try luring as many of their crew into the three rooms with fires, breaches, and boarders; just before you fully deplete their hull. This can be incredibly useful wh...
by recumbentrider
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Can't manage The Osprey
Replies: 24
Views: 16176

Re: Can't manage The Osprey

You can add me to the list of those who have been finding the Osprey to be frustrating, especially of late. Recently, I played a run of six games on normal with the DA-SR-12 (which everybody else seems to hate, but I really like); I won four out of the six games. I did the same with the Osprey, and ...