Store balanced to give you what you can't use?

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sanecrip
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Store balanced to give you what you can't use?

Postby sanecrip » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:28 pm

I started playing FTL yesterday, and have played it... far too much... in the last two days. I've noticed a consistent trend in all of my playthroughs, and I'm wondering if this is a known thing.

I've steadily seen that stores have an overwhelming tendency to stock the opposite of what my ship needs. For example, if I start with the Kestral or Federation cruiser, the stores will almost exclusively stock drones, and finding a weapon is an absolute nightmare. However, if I use the Engi Torus, I find that stores almost exclusively stock weapons, and finding drone schematics is nearly impossible.

This seems too consistent to be random. It's hurting my enjoyment of the game a lot. Has anyone else noticed a pattern like this?
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Re: Store balanced to give you what you can't use?

Postby Employee 427 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:48 pm

You're thinking into it too much, because you don't need drones with the Torus or really any other ship. "Need" is based on perspective. I might "need" a Heavy laser I and find a Glaive Beam in the Basilisk, yet in another situation much prefer the Glaive.
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Re: Store balanced to give you what you can't use?

Postby stylesrj » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:03 pm

Yeah, there is no pattern. You've just run into bad luck with the RNG.
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Re: Store balanced to give you what you can't use?

Postby VitaliusSch » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:59 pm

Would you like to use MODs? For example, FTL Captain's Edition or Arsenal+? ;)
These modes make a complete re-balance in the game ... IMO

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