Adjudicator. Good run going on normal, into sector 6, liking my chances of going all the way. I had no teleporter or cloaking, was struggling for scrap most of the way, but some luck picking up weapons and useful stores had me at about 80% hull with a solid weapon loadout, good shields, engines, defence drone I , and had picked up another zoltan, a human, a rock and an engi
Then. Mantis ship.The big one. And a mantis boarding team simultaneously. AND two more from the ship! Yikes, just as well I'd spent that 50 upgrading doors. Man this ship is a pain to vent! Goddamn, there goes one level of shields. And the D Drone just missed that breach missile that hit the helm. Now my Rock pilot is tied up fixing that instead of fighting! More damage incoming! The human takes one hit too many and dies trying to flee to the medbay. The Zoltans and Engi are barely scratching these Mantis's, me frantically shuttling them to and from the medbay. Drone room hit! D Drone shuts down, next breach missle takes down the remaining shields ( did some good damage to the mantis's in there too, but trust me, that was scant consolation at the time), systems failing left and right, hull strength plummetting, mantis's running rampant...the outlook was bleak.
But. The weapons room was somehow unscathed and now fully vented, and finally the ion blasts, heavy laser I and Halberd were getting on top of the Mantis ship, shutting down its shields and limiting the damage it could dish out. And as pretty much every system was already down the mantis's headed for the medbay, which my engi and zoltans had (just!) managed to keep running, and in the 'bay they could hold their own and eventually won a battle of attrition against the remaining mantis's (the two from the ship 'ported back and perished as the Halberd sliced away the last remaining hull points). Yes! I'd survived, but I'm gonna need a store or repairs pronto, hmmm better get these systems back up and breeches fixed, I'll get the injured crew in the medbay let it fix 'em up while I take a deep breath and go grab a coffee, and they'll be 100% and ready to go when I get back. Whew! That was epic!
But. I"d been using one of the Zoltans to power the O2 room...and in bringing all the other systems back on line( I was using every single power bar I'd purchased to that point, plus the 4 from the zoltans to run everything else) I neglected to 1) allocate power to said room and 2) send said Zoltan back to room. A funny thing happens to your crew when there's no power to the oxygen room for a period of time.
Sooooo, I come back with my nice cup of coffee, ready for the challenge of getting this ship with about 5 hull points left through to the boss, see the screen..WTF? Huh, how the hell did that hap...ohhhhhhhh...FYFTL!