Estel wrote:Excuse me, but if you're using tricks like that, no wonder that you lose so often. The amount of jumps (and fuel) you waste this way is ridiculous. Don't get it wrong way, but it's beginner strategy, not to say beginners mistake. CE is, indeed, rather meant for more veteran players (albeit on easy, it is still quite easy... in FTL terms).
Plus it doesn't actually help if the boarders are from an event, not a Lanius boarding party as teleported in by one of their ships.
reaver wrote:I just tried playing CE with the easiest ship I know: the Mantis B - Basilisk. Strangely, I was suddenly getting fuel every fight pretty much, even after loading up on the stuff from a store right next to the start beacon. I got above 30 fuel at some point in sector 1. -Things about Mantis and Piracy-
Try the Shrike. Mind Control, two Flak guns (sure the cooldown sucks, but it's 4 shots every 14 seconds) and a Teleporter. Plus two Lanius boarders and an AI. Switch Oxygen off and have fun while the enemies suffer(cate) and die.
Also, Mantises are honourable beings and don't like breaking truces. Don't ask why. Otherwise Mantis ships would be so OP as nothing would be outside of their grubby big claws.
I just remembered another scenario--now this might be a bug and it might have been with Advanced Edition--one of my crew was affected by a disease, became an enemy and had to be put down, and I couldn't clone them with the clone bay. It didn't specifically say that I couldn't, it simply never even gave the option. It wasn't fair because I decided it was safe to send my crew into a dangerous situation on the basis that I had a clone bay.
Yup, I had that problem too. I once was in a Quarantine Sector with a Level 3 Clone Bay. I foolishly answered a distress signal and while I gained two Humans, I had a metric butt-ton of boarders and I lost a Lanius (it turned to an enemy) without so much as a warning.
Frustrated, I vowed to never enter Quarantine Zones without a medbay. And even when I encountered those signals that requested I transport people from one place to another, there was no option to use my Level 3 medbay to scan the people. Only "Sure" and "No way."
And if I hit "Sure" chances are I'd get a metric butt-ton of boarders.
Clone Bays are still way better though, but the whole idea that they save DNA in real-time is annoying. "The disease will pass on to the next life." Yeah thanks, but why didn't we save a copy before we boarded that creepy space station?
I can understand with the Quarantine Zone. You probably picked it up on that world you were in orbit over (space disease! Wooooo! It's coming through the hull!) but otherwise... it's a cheap cop-out.