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by More Dakka
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Slug ships are insane
Replies: 5
Views: 3030

Re: Slug ships are insane

*shrug* Would you rather fight drones with much higher evasion, four shield points, 3-4 weapons and a beam drone or two? Slug ships aren't that ugly, and their crews tend to be squishy. It's just a good idea to have extra power unless you have Long Range Scanners (storms!), and an extra point in oxy...
by More Dakka
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Most useful crew type?
Replies: 21
Views: 16757

Re: Most useful crew type?

Boarding/counter: - Two crystal, two mantis if possible; more likely, four mantis pref for sheer lethality. At stations: - One Rockman, probably on helm (usually one ugly station to abandon in an emergency, so high health is nice) - One Engi, on shields (least valuable to continuously man during tro...
by More Dakka
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wait- what exactly is the downside of the Crystal Ship?
Replies: 5
Views: 2796

Re: Wait- what exactly is the downside of the Crystal Ship?

Bravais -- Crystal projectiles can be shot down by defense drones; very long ship layout + crystals being slow = difficult to quickly bring them to counter boarders; your Crystal Vengeance aug makes boarding a heavily damaged-but-still-armed ship dangerous. Carnelian -- No starting weapons at all, a...
by More Dakka
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Technical Support and Bugs
Topic: Bug: Zoltan Crew + Weapons
Replies: 9
Views: 4585

Re: Bug: Zoltan Crew + Weapons

Yah, it took me a while to notice that you can click/drag weapons during combat instead of only rearranging from the ship menu...
by More Dakka
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: What is (are) your favorite weapon(s) and why?
Replies: 61
Views: 29469

Re: What is (are) your favorite weapon(s) and why?

BL2 (sweet spot between # of shots and power consumption), followed by fire bomb (useful from the start against even shielded ships) and hull laser (if I can't get burst lasers, I'll probably be able to pick up a couple of hull lasers, and they're nice for finishing off the flagship once its weapons...
by More Dakka
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What's the best and worst luck you've had?
Replies: 12
Views: 5578

Re: What's the best and worst luck you've had?

Best luck -- probably either an early Kestrel run where I somehow managed to end up with three BL2s, or a Crystal B run where I collected a crew composed of four rockmen, two crystal, and two mantises. Worst -- likely running into sun+boarders -> asteroid+boarders -> asteroid+boarders all in a row, ...
by More Dakka
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Best Ship?
Replies: 31
Views: 13627

Re: Best Ship?

Out of the ones listed, Red-Tail is probably the most predictably strong -- four one-energy-bar no-ammunition-required weapons to start with, diverse four-man crew, no glaring weaknesses. Zoltan A can be problematic if you run into boarding events early -- not only do they completely negate the Zolt...
by More Dakka
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: No intra-ship teleport?
Replies: 3
Views: 1987

No intra-ship teleport?

There isn't a way to teleport to a room on your own ship, is there? I could see this being useful for fending off boarders, having your squishier types escaping from them, or quickly getting past an area you opened to vacuum for some reason.
by More Dakka
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Irony is...
Replies: 1
Views: 1449

Irony is...

...when you've powered down all your weapons to ensure the safety of your two-crystal boarding party as they're finishing off the crew of an almost-destroyed enemy ship -- but that ship manages to get one more shot off which damages your hull, triggers your Crystal Vengeance augmentation (10%?) whic...
by More Dakka
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: can't even get past sector 4, let alone unlock a ship?
Replies: 7
Views: 5772

Re: can't even get past sector 4, let alone unlock a ship?

Shields (level 2 early, level 3 is vital later), teleporter, engine, scrap recovery arm, doors (to level 2) are all good to obtain or upgrade early. The teleporter is very, very useful not only for boarding (at least if you have a decent pair of crew for the job) but for various events where having ...