67 hours without a single win, am I doing something wrong?

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Re: 67 hours without a single win, am I doing something wron

Postby DudeNamedEvan » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:23 pm

:)
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Re: 67 hours without a single win, am I doing something wron

Postby DudeNamedEvan » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:39 pm

5thHorseman wrote:I missed 2 things from those screen shots. First I missed that the game was indeed paused :) Second, I missed that YOU ONLY HAD 2 ENGINES.

So here's something I've posted a lot recently but hey, if it works it works:

Before the end of sector 1, 2 shields (4 bars)
Before the end of sector 2, 4 engines.
Before the end of sector 3, 5 engines.
Before the end of sector 4, 3 shields (6 bars)

Note: This is for NORMAL mode. For HARD mode, I try to shift everything up one sector though it's pretty much impossible.

Also, you need to have a way to get through:
Before the end of Sector 2: 2 shields (Most ships can do this)
Before the end of Sector 4: 3 shields (This usually means you need to buy weapons or a teleporter in sector 3)
Before the end of Sector 7: 4 shields (or the Boss is gonna suck)

Note: to get through 2 shields, you need to do 3 laser shots. Or have 2 ions and a laser/beam/whatever. Or have a teleporter. Or a bomb. Doesn't matter what.

After I have the above, I start thinking about upgrading other things, like doors and O2 and medbay and stuff.

Most of the time I don't reach these milestones, and I end up not getting my 4th engine until midway through sector 3 or something. No biggie, as long as you keep trying.

Never, ever, ever, EVER buy missiles. Unless you simply must because you've not found a way to get rid of your missile weapon. They are the single biggest resource drain in the game if you buy a lot. The next big resource drain is repairs. Any time you show up at a store needing a ton of repairs, that's a weapon you can't buy, or drone control or a cloak or long range scanners or who knows what else. I never repair over 20 hull points (2/3 full) and sometimes I forego repairs to buy or upgrade something.

Ions are great in groups, but not so great by themselves. 2 Ions will eventually take down ANY shield so long as your opponent doesn't dodge too many of them. An Ion and an Ion 2 will reliably take down ANY shield eventually. Once those are down, you can use your other weapons to actually damage the ship.

If I may humbly suggest, I've beaten the game on camera with every ship in the game (and a few mods) on Normal and while I get into (and out of) some sticky situations, for the most part I walk over the bad guys because I stick to what I've said above. Granted, most of my videos are in the previous version but most of the strategies still work. Check out my thread here.

Thanks, maybe Ill win my 135th game...
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ps which ship should I use (that I have unlocked)
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Re: 67 hours without a single win, am I doing something wron

Postby R4V3-0N » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:09 pm

Don't worry about it, some people have hundreds of hours with a few wins

(I got 120 hours and only 5 wins, 4 on easy 1 on normal, I thought I had more wins till I saw my stats)

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Re: 67 hours without a single win, am I doing something wron

Postby DudeNamedEvan » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:29 pm

ok Im at the end of sector 4 this is the kestral A's stats
Weapons:heavy laser 1
charge laser
burst mk2
8 shot salvo

drone control with combat 1

shields lvl 3
engines lvl 5
medbay 1
o2 1

Edit:steam cloud sync killed the run
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Re: 67 hours without a single win, am I doing something wron

Postby JonasTheRoman » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:40 pm

As was already said, evasion = win! I didn't put too much attention to the engines in my first games, too.
But you should really have at least 45% evasion as soon as possible. Just think about it. Nearly half of the missiles fired at you will just miss!

A good way to train your evasion crew is when you are in a plasma storm in the first sectors. The enemy then will have not enough fire power to get trough your shields very often. Just power up your shields and engines and wait some time, maybe 10 minutes. Your shield and engine crew + your pilot should be leveled now, which gives you an enormous boost. Just don't do this if the enemy has missiles or bombs and make sure your O² is turned on! :D
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Re: 67 hours without a single win, am I doing something wron

Postby JonasTheRoman » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:43 pm

DudeNamedEvan wrote:ok Im at the end of sector 4 this is the kestral A's stats
Weapons:heavy laser 1
charge laser
burst mk2
8 shot salvo

drone control with combat 1

shields lvl 3
engines lvl 5
medbay 1
o2 1

Edit:steam cloud sync killed the run


That was pretty decent, I think. Things get a lot easier if you have a defense drone or cloak. The defense drone even protects you from hacking and boarding drones!
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Re: 67 hours without a single win, am I doing something wron

Postby DudeNamedEvan » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:04 pm

starting a rock A run, Ill edit this post when It blows up in my face\



edit:blew up in my face
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Re: 67 hours without a single win, am I doing something wron

Postby DudeNamedEvan » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:20 pm

kestrel A run AND THINGS ARE CONSTANTLY BEING THROWN AT MY FACE

I have a artemis, burst mk2 ,pike beam, Vulcan and a combat 2
wow all this by sector three
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Re: 67 hours without a single win, am I doing something wron

Postby 5thHorseman » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:26 am

DudeNamedEvan wrote:kestrel A run AND THINGS ARE CONSTANTLY BEING THROWN AT MY FACE

I have a artemis, burst mk2 ,pike beam, Vulcan and a combat 2
wow all this by sector three


Those are the best.

Don't get starry eyed with the Vulcan. It's an amazing weapon but you'll get killed waiting for it to spool up. Keep with the BL2 and Pike until your ship can support the Vulcan.
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