Weapon stores more often in certain sectors?

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rekrn
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Weapon stores more often in certain sectors?

Postby rekrn » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:03 am

Maybe its just me but I have played entire games where I haven't seen a single store sell a weapon. Is this 100% random or is it based off what sector you are in? Do I need to go to more hostile sectors to find weapons more often? Should I be going through rock and mantis zones?

Basically if you don't find a weapon store by the like third sector you might as well just quit and start over. There is such a thing as random difficulty but this game takes it too far sometimes literally making winning impossible sometimes.
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Re: Weapon stores more often in certain sectors?

Postby UltraMantis » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:37 am

100% random.

And no need to start over. My win/loss ratio sucks, but my found a swank weapon in sectors 7 or 8 ratio is impressive. And several pre-igniters too. Nothing is better than grabbing a boss killing weapon one hop away from the bastard. :twisted:
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Re: Weapon stores more often in certain sectors?

Postby BKT » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:53 am

I once start a sector (I think it was sector 3 or maybe 4) with 2 beacons I could jump to and both of them were shop, so I did some experiment on it a bit with save scuming.

It's kinda mind blowing to see that shop will sell different stuff based on whether the 'Auto-fire' feature is ON or OFF before you visiting it! :o

... I think it's a safe bet that the color of your underware also have an influence on what the shop will sell as well. How about you try wearing red if you want to BL2 or Blue for Ion MK2, I think it will work. :mrgreen:
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Re: Weapon stores more often in certain sectors?

Postby UltraMantis » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:23 am

Ah no, not if your zodiac signs don't match. Then your underwear will have no effect. I'm pretty sure that even if you wear no underwear you wont exert any influence on the stores. Unless you are capricorn of course, then you MUST NOT wear underwear at all of the game will not run, unless you use mods, but some of them cause conflicts if you have virgo rising. There is also the hardcoded requirement that your second cat be called Lucky, but only if she's female. Males must not be 2nd or 4th cats you own and their names don't matter.

The only way is to ensure perfect luck with FTL's RNG is to have a pet elephant or play the tuba really well. Hopefully that explains why so many players have rotten luck.
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Re: Weapon stores more often in certain sectors?

Postby rekrn » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:54 pm

I have tried save scuming but I haven't been able to get a shop to change what it is selling? Are you talking about actually editing save files or something ? Is there some specific way you have to do it ?
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Re: Weapon stores more often in certain sectors?

Postby BKT » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:46 pm

rekrn wrote:I have tried save scuming but I haven't been able to get a shop to change what it is selling? Are you talking about actually editing save files or something ? Is there some specific way you have to do it ?


Did you already at the shop? Then it will always sell the same stuff. I was talking about a save when you 1 jump away from the shop. (and in my case, also at the first jump)

.....

That's weird... I just try the same save file, but now I keep getting random item in the shop regardless of what I do (or not do) ... :shock: ... Dunno if the version upgrade has anything to do with it, but I'm fairly sure (I tested it numerous time!) that when I tried it in the older version, if I begin the game by just jumping straight to the shop, it will keep selling me the same stuff; namely some drone. I don't know, therefore Aliens... :|

Nevertheless, nothing really change; the shop is random.


PS. Damn... I found a Fire beam + Ion weapon in the shop while testing! :o ... Haven't play around with Fire beam for ages now; too much Bio-beam'ing as of late... I want to burn people! :twisted:
rekrn
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Re: Weapon stores more often in certain sectors?

Postby rekrn » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:07 pm

Yea no matter how I try to do it the items in the shop don't change. Using most recent version I think 1.3.1 or something. I would have to doulbe check.
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Re: Weapon stores more often in certain sectors?

Postby Vindaloo » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:34 am

Yesterday I got to sector 8 but didn't have enough weapons to beat the final ship. As I made my way to the flag ship I finally found a store and bought a Skiron missile (which I would never do normally). Luckily it tipped the balance back in my favour and I won! Never give up, sometimes what you need will show up only at the very end!
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Re: Weapon stores more often in certain sectors?

Postby BKT » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:38 am

rekrn wrote:Yea no matter how I try to do it the items in the shop don't change. Using most recent version I think 1.3.1 or something. I would have to doulbe check.


If you want my save file to test it out yourself, PM me. ;)

Vindaloo wrote: Skiron missile


Whassat? :lol:
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Re: Weapon stores more often in certain sectors?

Postby Vindaloo » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:06 pm

BKT wrote:
Vindaloo wrote: Skiron missile


Whassat? :lol:


The Skiron missile is a missile that deals 1 ion damage to systems, it is not a very good weapon. Normally only a few enemy ships have it, but I use the Diversity v0.3 mod that makes all the AI only weapons occasionally available at stores.

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