"Close-to-sun" jumps on Mantis homeworlds

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Ethaniel
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"Close-to-sun" jumps on Mantis homeworlds

Postby Ethaniel » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:02 pm

I mean, are they common? Because I jumped to a nearby sun three times out of four. My ship was blown to pieces, but fire was the bigger culprit, not the Mantis ships or boarders.
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Re: "Close-to-sun" jumps on Mantis homeworlds

Postby therunawaybros615 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:26 pm

Ethaniel wrote:I mean, are they common? Because I jumped to a nearby sun three times out of four. My ship was blown to pieces, but fire was the bigger culprit, not the Mantis ships or boarders.



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Re: "Close-to-sun" jumps on Mantis homeworlds

Postby Agent_L » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:36 pm

Get long range scanners
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Re: "Close-to-sun" jumps on Mantis homeworlds

Postby Ethaniel » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:07 pm

Agent_L wrote:Get long range scanners


My slots were full. I never give up on a drone or scrap recovery arm when I get one. The other bay was occupied by the remote healing of the Engi ship.
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Re: "Close-to-sun" jumps on Mantis homeworlds

Postby Agent_L » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:22 pm

Ethaniel wrote:
Agent_L wrote:Get long range scanners


My slots were full. I never give up on a drone or scrap recovery arm when I get one. The other bay was occupied by the remote healing of the Engi ship.
This is one of the hard choices you have to make. imho medibots are not that much useful.
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Re: "Close-to-sun" jumps on Mantis homeworlds

Postby Derakon » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:14 pm

Long-range scanners are the best value-for-money augment in the game. The scrap you save on avoiding solar flare systems and on knowing which systems have ships is worth a lot. Better than a scrap recovery arm? Probably not. Better than a drone recovery arm? Almost definitely -- only if you're really low on drones would the drone recovery arm be worthwhile (since it only recovers defense drones).
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Re: "Close-to-sun" jumps on Mantis homeworlds

Postby UltraMantis » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:33 pm

I like it a lot because i use it to see where potential prey is waiting for me. Well worth the price of dropping an existing aug unless you're close to the endgame.
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Re: "Close-to-sun" jumps on Mantis homeworlds

Postby alextfish » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:21 am

Long Range Scanners are pretty good (and obviously Scrap Recovery Arm and Hull Repair Arm are fantastic), but don't go dissing the Drone Recovery Arm. Drones are expensive and it's great to be able to throw up a Defense Drone without have to hum and hah about whether it's worth using up a drone part for it.
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Re: "Close-to-sun" jumps on Mantis homeworlds

Postby UberFubarius » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:20 pm

I think drone recovery arms also recover anti-ship and beam drones (offensive drones).
I've noticed that every time I destroy an enemy ship with drones, I always get a "refund" on those drones (and when I jump, my defense drones gets "refunded").
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Re: "Close-to-sun" jumps on Mantis homeworlds

Postby Agent_L » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:18 pm

alextfish wrote:(..) and Hull Repair Arm are fantastic)
I hate this thing. Cuts your income whenever you're damaged or not AND doesn't repair enough to be dependable.
Drone Recovery Arm + Hull Repair drone now that's money for nothing.
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