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by More Dakka
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How can I attack, fast help please
Replies: 3
Views: 3151

Re: How can I attack, fast help please

...and you also cannot target a ship while it's cloaked.
by More Dakka
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FTL suffers for having a final boss
Replies: 24
Views: 14656

Re: FTL suffers for having a final boss

The Boss does break the rules in that it behaves in a way that no other ship does. Particularly the superweapons that cannot be disabled despite the player being lead to belive so. This -- the drone swarm will still happen even if the drone subsystem is destroyed, the wave 3 laser spam cannot be pr...
by More Dakka
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: What is your favourite ship - and why?
Replies: 138
Views: 121247

Re: What is your favourite ship - and why?

I still have not unlocked either Mantis or Crystal ship even after winning like 40 times. :mrgreen: Crystal does require serious cooperation from the random number generator -- one event somewhere, followed by another random event with no quest marker, followed by needing to stumble upon the one pa...
by More Dakka
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FTL suffers for having a final boss
Replies: 24
Views: 14656

Re: FTL suffers for having a final boss

It's far shorter and faster-paced than most roguelikes, so the cost of starting a new game and reaching the boss is /much/ lower than, say, Nethack or Angband... and the final battle is /always/ the same in terms of enemy setup (no variation in abilities, no chance of enemy assistance -- not like Mo...
by More Dakka
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Crew Dismissal: Why No Confirmation?
Replies: 7
Views: 4277

Re: Crew Dismissal: Why No Confirmation?

If you're not already full, why would you ever want to dismiss a crew member, anyway? Events that give you crew will let you dismiss one (including the new one as a possibility), crew don't cost power or resources to maintain, you don't get anything in return if you did dismiss, having crew doesn't ...
by More Dakka
Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!
Replies: 302
Views: 348105

Re: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!

vs. Zoltan Shields:

Beams don't damage normal shields, except indirectly when they have enough power to shoot through the shields and hit the actual shield subsystem... but even a pike beam will deplete a Zoltan Shield for every distinct room traced by the beam.
by More Dakka
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mission Speed?
Replies: 6
Views: 2769

Re: Mission Speed?

To give some rough numbers, pretty much all my victories on easy have involved exploring ~85-95 beacons and earning ~1800-2600 scrap according to the final stat screen, and /usually/ getting at least 6 or so new crew from slavers, events, or occasionally stores. Least crew I've had in the beginning ...
by More Dakka
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Favorite Parts of FTL
Replies: 21
Views: 10129

Re: Favorite Parts of FTL

FTL is like other similar games a harsh, willfull mistress who feeds you cake one day and broken glass the other day. The most fiddicult thing by a longshot is imho the first 4 sectors, if you know what you´re looking out. Because then if you got what you need(a reliable way to down shields & a...
by More Dakka
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: What is your favourite ship - and why?
Replies: 138
Views: 121247

Re: What is your favourite ship - and why?

Kestrel B Love the crew for the versatility and 4 pew—pew lazors is aawesome. Looking forward to osprey, havent beat game yet. Any tips for kestrel b to beat boss? 8-) *shrug* It's a normal ship, can have every system (unlike, say, the Fed cruisers...). Benefits from an early teleporter purchase si...
by More Dakka
Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Unlocking the Mantis ship
Replies: 9
Views: 17404

Re: Unlocking the Mantis ship

...no, you don't need a Mantis. You also don't need a level 2 teleporter, just a level 1. The medbay *does* need to be at least level 2, though, and you do need to have a way to kill the crew w/o destroying the ship.