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by Neverpraying Mantis
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Indie Games
Topic: Universe Project - Most ambitious game
Replies: 16
Views: 13080

Re: Universe Project - Most ambitious game

I've actually read their FAQ blog before I made my comment, so I'm not saying I don't realize that it could be done in principle. They definitely thought hard about how it could actually be done. And most doubting comments are indeed ridiculous with objections that people could easily answer themsel...
by Neverpraying Mantis
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Don't understand why some people don't like FTL's gameplay
Replies: 48
Views: 37584

Re: Don't understand why some people don't like FTL's gamepl

No save/load mechanic is key to making this game feel rewarding because my choices have real consequences. If I make bad choices I can't just rewind time and try again, I have to carry on with my mistakes but also my exploits. That's why finishing the game actually feels much more rewarding than man...
by Neverpraying Mantis
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Indie Games
Topic: Universe Project - Most ambitious game
Replies: 16
Views: 13080

Re: Universe Project - Most ambitious game

Concept sounds abslutely ridiculous.

Not that it wouldn't be awesome, I'm just very sceptical that it can be done.
by Neverpraying Mantis
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: So how do you beat this game?
Replies: 22
Views: 17432

Re: So how do you beat this game?

You can probably win with every ship, though some are simply better than others because some are really very challenging to play and are much more luck-dependant. http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/The_Rebel_Flagship I played around 30 games before I beat the boss on easy with Kestrel Type B for the first ti...
by Neverpraying Mantis
Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Beginner help
Replies: 20
Views: 17578

Re: Beginner help

Most important tip is probably to synchronize all of your shots if the enemy has his shields up. Obviously you want to fire everything at once so you gain maximum shield penetration and cause maximum damage. If the enemy has many weapons or missles I go for the weapons first, even if I know that the...
by Neverpraying Mantis
Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: disappointed with final boss.
Replies: 20
Views: 15998

Re: disappointed with final boss.

That's ridiculous. The boss needs to get harder, not easier and I think most folks would argee with that. I understand what you are saying, a ship that gets strategically destroyed should get weaker instead of stronger but come on, gameplay needs to trump "logic". Gameplay-wise and pacing-...
by Neverpraying Mantis
Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Most BS Death Ever
Replies: 21
Views: 17699

Re: Most BS Death Ever

Yeah, it's really unfortunate that boarding and teleporting is not covered in the tutorial. I lost my first boarding crew because I didn't realize you have to click on the teleport-back symbol and then target the enemy room your boarding crew is currently in. That felt rather unintuitive, but it act...
by Neverpraying Mantis
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Most BS Death Ever
Replies: 21
Views: 17699

Re: Most BS Death Ever

New players won't need to read this, because for new players there's that thing in the menu that says "tutorial" ;)
by Neverpraying Mantis
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Beginner help
Replies: 20
Views: 17578

Re: Beginner help

I recommend watching one or two youtube videos by good players and look at all their dirty tricks. Here's one I learned recently: You can suffocate the enemy crew. I knew that already before but thought they only take damage like my own guys - that is when there is so little oxygen that the room has...
by Neverpraying Mantis
Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I play this more than any £40 game I own...
Replies: 3
Views: 2942

Re: I play this more than any £40 game I own...

I remember buying a gtx 670 recently (read: 2nd best 1 GPU graphics card on the market) and was playing all those shiny big budget graphics games. Two hours later I was like - what fun game am I gonna play now? And bam, I was playing KAG. http://www.kag2d.com/en/ An absolutely amazing game, I've pla...