So I just recently completed the game with my third ship and, looking longingly at the empty spot where the crystal cruiser should be, I decide to try out my very first FTL mod. Naturally I looked at the first few threads and saw this one and it seemed pretty cool. So, after a painful time of figuring out GMM, I install this mod...
Sweet bejezzus that was a fun ride.
The intro and the way you built the ship were pretty amazing, and the weapons you got, whilst ridiculously cheap and powerful, looked stunning. I also loved the RP element attached to the start, made me feel like FTL has an actual purpose (yeah yeah I know it's story, it just doesn't introduce it at all). I also really liked the different prices and reduced shield capacity.
The only real problem I had with it was the boss battle. You made him easy
With only 3 shields it isn't hard to damage him, and his second phase is suddenly a lot easier without the boarding drone, which would have pretty much destroyed me completly. I do get where you were coming from by removing it, since the third phase is meant to be the boarding phase, but couldn't you have at least added him back in during the boarding phase?
So yeah, second playthrough and first win. Huzzah!