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by Arthur Dent
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: What are bombs good for?
Replies: 10
Views: 12629

Re: What are bombs good for?

LOL, are you now going to open a thread for every single question you have? :) But seriously, I think you've summarized it all just fine: The chief advantage of bombs vs missiles is that they cannot be destroyed by drones. Therefore, their hit chances are the same as those of a missile when the oppo...
by Arthur Dent
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Damage ratio of Combat Drone Mark I vs II
Replies: 11
Views: 16950

Re: Damage ratio of Combat Drone Mark I vs II

Yeah the extra slot is actually a must-have, I felt that the 3*3 layout of the Engi-ship was better than the 4*2 of that starting vessel. Upgradeing the weaponsystem is very expensive when it comes to the last perks. Dunno, I almost never use drones that extensively. To me, a Defense Mk1 is a must ...
by Arthur Dent
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How to beat the Flagship?
Replies: 10
Views: 21953

Re: How to beat the Flagship?

BTW one question: If I upgrade my engines it'll increase also FTL but what does that do actually? Increase my range so I can make longer node-jumps or will it sort-of delay the pursuers? No. This does nothing to slow down the advancement of your enemy. It does, however, reduce the time it takes for...
by Arthur Dent
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How to beat the Flagship?
Replies: 10
Views: 21953

Re: How to beat the Flagship?

Augmented MedBay or CloneBay = a few extra blue options. Some of them may be worthwhile. I can't remember off of my head where exactly they are found.
by Arthur Dent
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How to beat the Flagship?
Replies: 10
Views: 21953

Re: How to beat the Flagship?

hey I got a Zoltan crew member that gives me reactor power, since all my stations are already manned by experienced personal I put him onto the Oxygen Generator. So short of destroying that module I'll never be depleted of fresh air. Do you think that's a good idea? What other combos may be interes...
by Arthur Dent
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Damage ratio of Combat Drone Mark I vs II
Replies: 11
Views: 16950

Re: Damage ratio of Combat Drone Mark I vs II

Speed should relate to both the movement speed AND the firing speed. I suspect that a Mk2 is roughly as powerful as two Mk1. However, with a Mk2, you have an extra drone slot at your disposal, this may be worth a consideration. Especially (but not exclusively) if your ship only allows 2 drones to be...
by Arthur Dent
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How to beat the Flagship?
Replies: 10
Views: 21953

Re: How to beat the Flagship?

Hi Catburglar, yes, "Defense drone 1" can shoot down anything that is flying towards your ship - missiles, boarding drones, and hacking drones (the only exception being lasers, which only Mk2 can shoot down. It's a double edge sword though, as it will often shoot down a laser that wouldn't...
by Arthur Dent
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Faster Than Light - Tips for New Players
Replies: 39
Views: 169300

Re: Faster Than Light - Tips for New Players

Cloaking is 90% mandatory if you want to survive the Bossfight. Drones won't cut it but a level 1 cloak can dodge a Drone Swarm or a Death Blossom or just the triple missile barrage in general. I say 90% because you can win without cloak and I've seen plenty of videos that do so and I think I've do...
by Arthur Dent
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dead Again. Sucks, Right?
Replies: 10
Views: 6890

Re: Dead Again. Sucks, Right?

It is.

I would estimate that I beat the boss with this ship on Hard about 50% of the time. That puts it somewhere in the middle of the ranking. A bit of luck early into the game is of course crucial, perhaps more so than with other ships. no doubt about that.
by Arthur Dent
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dead Again. Sucks, Right?
Replies: 10
Views: 6890

Re: Dead Again. Sucks, Right?

Well, an untrained weapons officer gives 10 per cent. That's 22.5 instead of 25 seconds. It's true, there are 7.5 seconds left to cover after the 15 seconds of cloaking. Still. It takes a few seconds until the beam drone will fire the first time. If you time your cloaking right (ie start just as the...