stylesrj wrote:Crystal Lanius Cruiser. Dammit, you're giving me so many choices
Although chances are I'd just have the Crystal flying the ship while I use the two Lanius on boarding operations. I have weird priorities when it comes to boarding -
2 Mantises < 1 Mantis, 1 Crystal < 2 Lanius < 2 Crystals
The same goes for 4-crew teleports. Lanius always beats everything unless I get an army of Crystals (Crystals lock an area in and allow more damage. Lanius eventually make a room unsafe for the enemy to enter but takes longer)
The Lockdown Drone sounds interesting though.
Admittedly, Lanius-Crystal might be fairly equal terms with other team-ups, but a lockdown, venting, and clonebay still make it a pretty strong combo. The Lockdown Drone, I'm hoping, will be a game-lasting toy. From my tests so far, it really just seems to throw the AI into total disarray.
For instance, it shot an empty room in a Mantis Scout which locked it down and breached it. An engi tried desperately to get into that room, ignoring the damage done to the weapons room he was standing in. Essentially, what this means is that the quirk of drones hitting empty rooms is not necessarily a disadvantage in this case - it may be just what you need to draw attention away from a more critical area.