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by Derakon
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Technical Support and Bugs
Topic: Ship with no offensive options doesn't retreat
Replies: 2
Views: 2209

Ship with no offensive options doesn't retreat

I was fighting a Mantis ship and managed to cause a couple of hull breaches in their weapons room. They tried to repair it until all of their crew were too badly injured, at which point they retreated to man the cockpit, engines, and shields (they didn't have a medbay). Since the weapons were still ...
by Derakon
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Sick of Kestrel layout 1
Replies: 14
Views: 18045

Re: Sick of Kestrel layout 1

IMO, cheat. The ship unlock system is pretty stupid.

Otherwise, at least play on easy -- the ships stay unlocked regardless of difficulty, and it takes less time to play through on easy than it does on normal.
by Derakon
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Crew Equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 10698

Re: Crew Equipment

Simplest solution with the least amount of work required by the devs: have a ship augment that improves your crew's combat capabilities. Like "Plasma Pistols: crew deals 20% more damage in boarding operations" or "Armored NBC Suit: crew takes 50% less damage from fire and enemy boarde...
by Derakon
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Who is GMFaux?
Replies: 8
Views: 7725

Re: Who is GMFaux?

I wish they hadn't done that. It would be better if all the crew had thematically appropriate names. Haha, you are kidding right? It's a space game. EVERYthing is thematically appropriate... You have a point. A hundred years from now you'll probably see peoples' real-life names including leetspeak ...
by Derakon
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Being sucked into space
Replies: 14
Views: 10053

Re: Being sucked into space

It would only be easy if you have maxed out your doors and they are not in a critical system and you would be sucked into space because all the air in the exposed rooms would be trying to 'balance' out but since space is infinitely big all the air would be sucked out, you and any one else with it. ...
by Derakon
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Being sucked into space
Replies: 14
Views: 10053

Re: Being sucked into space

I've a feeling this would just trivialize dealing with boarders, since it's generally fairly easy to isolate them and then expose their chambers to vacuum. Also, I'm not certain, but I don't think that decompression would actually suck people out into space like it does on TV. The actual force actin...
by Derakon
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Whining
Replies: 67
Views: 33390

Re: Whining

I don't think you mean ego, I think you mean artifacts. Or is DSM not considered an ego item? Angband isn't exactly hard to win if you play super cautiously, but as you've said, it's also not much fun to play that way. Always have X CCW/Heal, Y tele, Z... Pick your battles, ... We're getting way of...
by Derakon
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: This topic is stacked.
Replies: 10
Views: 6770

Re: This topic is stacked.

spoilers "Cooldown between shots reduced by 15 percent. This also applies to the artillery beam found on the Osprey. This bonus does stack with itself if you have more than one Reloader." No word on the Systems page about how weapons skill affects weapon reload times (even for normal weap...
by Derakon
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: This topic is stacked.
Replies: 10
Views: 6770

Re: This topic is stacked.

I had a game with a max-rank weapons crew, two reloaders, and a fully-leveled artillery beam. Only ever put 3 points into traditional weapons systems because I didn't need more. I didn't actually time how long the reloading took though, so I can't say if they stack multiplicatively or additively. Mo...
by Derakon
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Whining
Replies: 67
Views: 33390

Re: Whining

There are unwinnable situations in FTL, sure. There are unwinnable situations in angband as well. Sometimes you just can't get a resist covered, and sometimes that tengu teleports you into a hound pit. Angband's been won without even using ego-items, meaning the only available resists were from dra...