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by SleepyMage
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Underrated and Overrated Ships
Replies: 8
Views: 6432

Re: Underrated and Overrated Ships

I'm gonna have to say The Torus is overrated in my book. I'm not going to deny that it is a good ship, but I suppose I just don't like ion weapons, aside from the ion bomb. I normally have an issue with enemies taking out my weapons, like most people, but I'm even more annoyed by it when my plan of ...
by SleepyMage
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mod/feature change idea
Replies: 8
Views: 5617

Re: Mod/feature change idea

Which is why there might be a balancing factor that is needed, like two weapons per store instead of three or what have you. Trying to maintain the balance but give weapons the consistency of shields and engines. I suggest this idea out of my personal gripes though. I'm sure everyone has their own. ...
by SleepyMage
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mod/feature change idea
Replies: 8
Views: 5617

Mod/feature change idea

After putting so many hours in this game I think I finally understand where my frustration comes from most of the time: weapon progression. The weapon system, along with shields and engines, is one of the pivotal systems that you need to actually get anywhere in the game (especially to beat the boss...
by SleepyMage
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Zoltans = worst crews?
Replies: 9
Views: 6356

Re: Zoltans = worst crews?

I hate when people complain about boarding. Level 2 doors will allow you to avoid any and all fights with boarders without ever having to directly fight them. Start venting all empty rooms as soon as you notice they have a teleporter. As soon as they board, lock all the doors then cut the O2. Bam, ...
by SleepyMage
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Best Ship?
Replies: 31
Views: 19849

Re: Best Ship?

I'm going to put my vote in for Rockship B. The Shivan, while lacking door controls, starts with a few great things. The Heavy Pierce Laser I is the best weapon in the game for the beginning, in my opinion. With a nine second cool down it ignores one shield and does two damage. More so than any othe...
by SleepyMage
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]
Replies: 121
Views: 748074

Re: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

I see! That may have been my mistake all along. Granted, I was hitting any red blip with the word "Mantis" in the name so some of them had to have been homeworlds, but I will alter my searches now.
by SleepyMage
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]
Replies: 121
Views: 748074

Re: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

I seem to be having the worst luck while trying to get the Mantis Ship A. What kind of beacon is the event supposed to be, a distress, a possible ship zone, or an empty beacon? I've gone through Mantis sectors many times, taking over ships mostly, and have never encountered it. Now that I actually w...
by SleepyMage
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How to beat the boss: a simple guide. Costs 1285 scrap.
Replies: 7
Views: 28355

Re: How to beat the boss: a simple guide. Costs 1285 scrap.

I think the guide is pretty spot on as far as averagely obtainable parts go.. Though, I feel the focal point of this guide and any other boss guide would be the crew teleporter. Once you have the ability to eliminate the rebel flagship's missiles and crew then you have the foundation that can make a...
by SleepyMage
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Zoltan Cruiser is Ridiculous
Replies: 23
Views: 30575

Re: Zoltan Cruiser is Ridiculous

I think the Zoltan shield is easily comparable with the cloaking system as well as being one of the better features of any ship. Cloaking, the Zoltan shield, and the weapon pre-igniter all serve as or have the ability to serve as a method to deal the first strike in a fight. The Zoltan shield is the...
by SleepyMage
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How does a maxed Engine perform vs a maxed Shield system?
Replies: 22
Views: 48941

Re: How does a maxed Engine perform vs a maxed Shield system

I agree with the idea that it is a matter of progress in the game that dictates which system is more important. Early on, obtaining two ranks in shield is probably the more beneficial decision. It is true that engines will help you avoid all damage, minus beams and boarding parties, but the two aspe...