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by Real
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: I don't get it
Replies: 117
Views: 83118

Re: I don't get it

If something proves to be too difficult for someone in 2012, you can bet someone somewhere on the internet is hearing about it.
by Real
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Arty beam, Glaive beam, and 4 shields on the Nisos...
Replies: 7
Views: 8774

Re: Arty beam, Glaive beam, and 4 shields on the Nisos...

Just to keep you from making the mistake and doing a restart on the second boss phase. Don't leave his beam weapon online. When the drone surge comes (which happens independant of whether you've disabled his drone bay I learned on my last run) and he knocks your shields down to zero just temporarily...
by Real
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FTL Tabletop roleplaying
Replies: 41
Views: 28072

Re: FTL Tabletop roleplaying

Haz photoshop. :3 The best thing I could ask from you would be a simple template of the various rooms/sizes and doors with the bordered icon sprites. From it I could let my players design their ship's layout, which is very awesome. ETA: I've tried ripping my own sprites before, and I would shame my ...
by Real
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FTL Tabletop roleplaying
Replies: 41
Views: 28072

Re: FTL Tabletop roleplaying

I've been working on my own version of this for my group, but it's less ambitious, just a modification of the d20 system. Still working out nicely though and you were right; it translates very easily. What caught my interest though is those wire-frames with the squares in them. How did you make them...
by Real
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Boarding Drones for Players, do they exist?
Replies: 15
Views: 12119

Re: Boarding Drones for Players, do they exist?

They're actually quite good, but they're just like standard boarders: without support, they're useless. The easiest way to do that is to...well, blow up the med bay. Anyone who complains about medbay cycling really should take measures to easily disable them. Personally I prefer breach bombs, but m...
by Real
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Mantis B Early Game
Replies: 18
Views: 18207

Re: Mantis B Early Game

After playing the Kestrel B a couple of times, (and winning, finally!) I've started getting creative with oxygen use. Since the Basilisk is such a defensively-oriented ship, I started trying to figure out ways to enforce some extra damage control, consistently, and without sacrificing much in the wa...
by Real
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Harder difficulties?
Replies: 23
Views: 15530

Re: Harder difficulties?

I think we should see a Survival mode of increasing difficulty with endlessly-generating sectors and no Flagship. It would progress to a point where either you hit a wall of five-shield drones with breach bombs, or you just boss it out and get a really big score. I mean, the flagship is only so hard...
by Real
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FTL Tabletop roleplaying
Replies: 41
Views: 28072

Re: FTL Tabletop roleplaying

D&D style would take away from the spirit of the conversion, I think. The random universe is part of the system's appeal. In contrast to what you said though, (op) I think nebulas should have lots of interesting encounters set up. Maybe not with a high chance of appearing, but I've always gotten...
by Real
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Mantis B Early Game
Replies: 18
Views: 18207

Re: Mantis B Early Game

Curious to know what others' strategy is early on with this ship when you only have 2 Mantis boarders, no weapons, and come across a ship with a Medbay. I usually end up having to jump away because my 2 Mantises (Mantii?) can't pump out enough damage to take down systems while fighting off crew tha...
by Real
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Is the mantis cruiser B OP?
Replies: 10
Views: 14281

Re: Is the mantis cruiser B OP?

I love this ship. Ever since I unlocked it I've been wreaking havoc on the universe with very little resistance compared to my last ships. OP? I don't think so. It's just really powerful in the hands of a player who's good at boarding. Key to dealing with auto-drones is Rock crew members. They're ex...