SwordofAeons wrote:The worst RNG I've ever experienced in this game was on the Zoltan Cruiser's B-layout. The very first jump put me in an asteroid field against an enemy ship that had a beam drone. That single fight took me down to 40% hull, but I survived, regrouped, and went on to defeat the boss. Even the worst RNG-screw can be overcome with careful play, and with infinite pausing there's no need for twitch reactions.
Early RNG-screw is definitely possible, but it bugs me less since you only lose, like, 15 minutes tops if you restart. I'll assault giant alien spiders in the first sector sometimes.
But there are definitely non-survivable fights in the very late game. If the game decides to spawn a rebel droneship with ion bombs and enough other heavy weapons, then it's literally a roll of the dice if you get to keep your shields and cockpit operational -- and if you lose either of those, then odds are good you'll die before FTL charges.