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by Snow Job
Tue May 27, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Favorite sector
Replies: 21
Views: 10920

Re: Favorite sector

I may be going on confirmation bias here, but I could swear Zoltan sectors always have nebula nodes in them, and those nebulae tend to be larger than in other friendly or hostile sectors. They are my favorite for that reason, even though Zoltan enemies are definitely not the easiest to fight and you...
by Snow Job
Thu May 22, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: What do you actually buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 10009

Re: What do you actually buy?

Weapons: There's good weapons and bad weapons, but I'll pay for most of them if I have to. If the game isn't dropping weapons and I need to keep up with enemy shields, so help me I will buy a shoddy Burst Laser I. Furthermore, the best weapons take priority over everything else, and their names are:...
by Snow Job
Sun May 18, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: FTL Recharge Booster
Replies: 2
Views: 2462

FTL Recharge Booster

It stinks. I just got smacked by an ASB while trying to jump away with engines 4 + Booster. Either the tip about the booster from Twinge is inaccurate, or I also needed an elite engine crew, something a player is never going to have for half the game without engaging in an un-fun grinding exploit. N...
by Snow Job
Mon May 12, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Alien abduction makes the game too easy
Replies: 6
Views: 3918

Re: Alien abduction makes the game too easy

That's a lot of cooldowns you have to sit through between abductions. Wouldn't that go slowly? Nearly any situation where this strategy works, a more typical Crew Teleporter approach also would. I'll concede that abduction is probably the easiest way to chew up the flagship's crew, though.
by Snow Job
Sun May 11, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: They've now made the game too hard
Replies: 69
Views: 35493

Re: They've now made the game too hard

Those of you complaining, if you play on Easy, I guess I can see where you're coming from, but if not, this topic is just downright shameful. If you're good enough at FTL to get wins on Normal, you should not have trouble adapting your play style to Advanced Edition's Rebel Fleet. Get 4 engines and ...
by Snow Job
Sun May 11, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flak is kind of overpowered you guys
Replies: 12
Views: 20945

Re: Flak is kind of overpowered you guys

The next patch will have Defense I drones firing at flak debris. Currently, they only do it for the Adv. Flak Gun on The Shrike. I don't know how much of a nerf it will be, since Flak shots have harmless projectiles that can distract drones from the damaging projectiles. Given the slow speed of the...
by Snow Job
Sun May 11, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flak is kind of overpowered you guys
Replies: 12
Views: 20945

Flak is kind of overpowered you guys

Flak I: 2 reactor power, 10sec wind-up, 3 projectiles. Flak II: 3 reactor power, 21sec wind-up, 7 projectiles. Call me crazy, but I think both of these might be too strong. Their weakness, the projectile spread, doesn't seem to matter very often. They tear through shield layers and 4-tile rooms with...
by Snow Job
Fri May 09, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Will this be all?
Replies: 5
Views: 2801

Re: Will this be all?

Advanced Edition itself was a surprise to me. The devs sounded tired of working on the game in an interview back when FTL came out. At this point, I bet a different game inspired by FTL is more likely to happen than a sequel by Subset anytime soon.
by Snow Job
Mon May 05, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Beam Drone 1 just total crap?
Replies: 11
Views: 16282

Re: Beam Drone 1 just total crap?

You can set up the Beam Drone to fire through gaps in a recharging shield; wait for it to move into a firing position, power it down, then power it back up when there's an opening. Is the rate of fire really much lower than with a Combat Drone? I mostly skip Combat Drones altogether because the Beam...
by Snow Job
Sun May 04, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Best Weapon Combos
Replies: 115
Views: 187327

Re: Best Weapon Combos

Ion Blast II, Ion Blast, Ion Blast, Halberd Beam; Beam Drone, Ion Intruder. I did not have any major systems besides Drone Control and definitely did not need them. It was a Zoltan ship though, so the Z Shield stopped a lot of missile hits throughout the game.