0evil_overlord0 wrote:The zoltan b is easy to get. A lucky encounter with an unshielded auto-scout, which are common in sector 1, can get you the shields holding achievement.
The Manpower one can be easily earned by heading straight for the exit and running when possible.
Hah, I should have done that. I tried a few times to play the game straight up without reactor upgrades and failed hilariously.
Had to play on easy-mode to just barely get the 29-power achievement. Got to the Last Stand with about 22 reactor power and four Zoltan, then hopped around fighting random encounters to get the last few pieces of scrap. I had to let the flagship get to the Federation base and lost, but by unlocking Zoltan B a single jump beforehand, it was totally worth it.