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I am soooo ANGRY!!! [Potential Spoilers]

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:51 pm
by Lilist
So basically I had managed a setup based around the teleporter for the final boss. I had 2 fully levelled mantis combat people who during the first part of the battle beamed on and destroyed all their weapons. From them on easy peasy. Killed all the crew and destroyed the first part of the boss.

I entered the second battle and the crew were still dead. I beamed onto the enemy ship to destroy their drone capability cos that really screws you over in the second battle. Destroyed it all the drones stopped working.

Then SUDDENLY!! woo woo power surge detected and I had a zillion drones obliterating my ship!

Now I've got this far before so I knew that's part of the second battle but seriously, if you've destroyed the enemy drone system that ability should be turned OFF for the enemy boss.

Needless to say I was killed and I am SOOOO ANGRY about it as I've never got past that bit before and I really thought I was going to do it.

Anyway, I felt I needed to get that off my chest. Feel free to discuss but please don't put spoilers in about what happens after as I don't want to know until I manage to do it. If that ever happens :P

Re: I am soooo ANGRY!!!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:01 pm
by CommieKazie
Max Engines and Shields: You're nigh untouchable. (Oh and level your people up)

Re: I am soooo ANGRY!!!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:02 pm
by Gorlom
It would be too easy if you could prevent the special abilities like that. phase 2 and 3 would just be too weak then. :(

wouldn't really be "boss" of the mothership to let you disable its specials.

Re: I am soooo ANGRY!!!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:07 pm
by Lilist
Gorlom wrote:It would be too easy if you could prevent the special abilities like that. phase 2 and 3 would just be too weak then. :(

wouldn't really be "boss" of the mothership to let you disable its specials.


True, I think the thing that upset me most is that I made the connection between the drone clusterfuck and the drone systems so when I destroyed them I felt really pleased with myself. To have it happen anyway shattered my sense of pride :P


CommieKazie wrote:Max Engines and Shields: You're nigh untouchable. (Oh and level your people up)


Kk, I'll try that thanks. I'm still a relative n00b :)

Re: I am soooo ANGRY!!!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:58 pm
by EtherDragon
Well, now you know that the drone surge is not related to drone control in phase two.

But, it certainly doesn't HURT to destroy that drone control - the difference between winning and losing, even with full shields and engine, might be whether or not those two persistent drones are picking on you during the drone surge.

FYI the third phase is actually pretty easy by comparison...

Re: I am soooo ANGRY!!!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:14 pm
by Derakon
EDIT: removed phase-3 spoilers. Sorry!

Taking out drone control in phase 2 is still a great idea, since otherwise you have to deal with an Anti-Ship, Beam, and Boarding drone all the time (and your missiles will get shot down by its defense drone). The flagship has a lot of spare drones to throw at you, too, which makes fighting the boarding drones unpleasant. Personally when dealing with phase 2 of the flagship, I immediately set up a defense drone (since they can shoot down the boarding drones before they breach your hull) and send my boarders after the missile launcher (to avoid distracting the defense drone). After that is the flagship's drone system, then their other weapons, then shields. I don't even bother trying to use my normal weapons until my boarding team has done its work.

If you don't have a defense drone, you're probably best off just trying to contain their boarding drone instead of killing it. Assuming it stays away from critical systems, of course. Max-level doors can help here.

A max-rank cloaking system can dodge the entire droneswarm attack if you time it right, but the cloak has such a huge cooldown that you can only do this every other swarm. Still, helpful especially for the first swarm before you've had a change to whittle down the flagship's other offensive options.

Re: I am soooo ANGRY!!!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:15 pm
by boa13
Hey, please add a [spoilers] tag or something, because this is pretty damn spoily (even from a cursory glance), and the thread title doesn't give a hint about that. :)

Re: I am soooo ANGRY!!!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:25 pm
by White Elk
Flarbing drones are way OP in relation to everything else. From sector 1 on. Is silly what they can do versus everything else. Runs with the stealth ship highlight this. But ah well thats the game. Big swings one way or another. And i used to like that. But the drones are just way out of whack. Is getting harder to stay motivated to make runs. Am taking long break, will revisit this all later.

Re: I am soooo ANGRY!!!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:48 pm
by Aerowind
I like fighting things with drones. They're about the only thing that get me out of autofiring all the ships to death.

Re: I am soooo ANGRY!!!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:49 pm
by Gorlom
Derakon wrote: Spoiling everything

Dude! OP specifically asked you to NOT spoil phase 3....