Where do I get repairs (other than shops)?

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Where do I get repairs (other than shops)?

Postby thereaverofdarkness » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:39 pm

I want to compile a list of all the ways to get repairs, upgrades, weapons/drones, crew, etc. for completing achievements such as 'On a Wing and a Prayer', 'I don't need no stinkin' upgrades!', or 'Living off the Land', or for personal challenges. The things should be anything you can get from a store, but from a source other than a store such as a random event. The most important thing here would be ship repair because that is so uncommon and often very difficult to find other than at a store.


Here's what I know about:

Hull Repair
* Hull Repair Drone - you can get it from various sources which provide a random drone schematic
* Repair Station - 5, 10, or 20 hull repair for 2 scrap per HP; sometimes occurs in exit beacons but can occur in any type of sector except Abandoned and The Last Stand.
* Slug Repair Station - might repair 10 HP but they have a bunch of text options and no matter what you choose, it's a bit of a gamble. Read about it here: http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Slug_Repair_Station Available in Slug-controlled Nebula, Slug Homeworlds.
* Single Life Form on Moon http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Single_Life_Form_on_Moon - if you get this response: "You find a colony that seems to have been recently attacked. Exploring the devastation, you find a lone survivor." and you send him home, his parents might repair 10 hull HP on your ship. This event occurs in non-faction space (civilian, pirate controlled, uncharted nebula, abandoned) as well as rock and zoltan space.
* Anti-Ship Battery firing on Lanius Ships http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Anti-Ship_Battery_firing_on_Lanius_Ships - victory with opponent Lanius ship results in 50% chance of 8 hull repair. Available in Abandoned Sector.
* Distress: Civilian Ship Chased by Pirate http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Distress:_Civilian_Ship_Chased_by_Pirate - after contacting the civilian ship, you have 1/6 chance of getting 5 hull repair.
* Sector 8 - Upon entering sector 8, you have 10 hull HP repaired and throughout the sector are multiple repair stations which repair hull HP and grant scrap and other resources.

System and Reactor Upgrades
* Specialty Work on your Ship http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Specialty_Work_on_your_Ship - you can pay scrap to upgrade your piloting, oxygen, door, sensors, or reactor (their choice). There is no danger in inquiring about their specialty. This event can occur in all sector types except zoltan, crystal, and Last Stand.

Weapons and Drone Schematics
I know there's quite a few of these but I'm not well-versed on them. I think Engi events are more likely to offer drones. You can also get pretty cool weapons or augmentations from some of the Ship Unlock quests.
* Black Market Trader http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Market_Weapon_Trader - for 45 scrap (I thought it was 65) you can choose to purchase an unknown weapon: sometimes the trader gives you a random weapon and sometimes the trader just keeps the scrap. With mind control, you can verify the weapon and see what it is before purchase, but if he doesn't have a sale he'll attack. I think the random weapon can be pretty much any weapon players are allowed to have, including some of the rare or un-purchaseable weapons like the Glaive Beam or Anti-Bio Beam, but not special weapons like the Heavy Pierce Laser or Leto Missiles, and it can't be NPC or boss variants of weapons. This event occurs in civilian and nebula sectors.
* Free Weapon/Drone Schematic - sometimes you come across an event which simply gives you a free weapon or drone schematic.
http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Free_Weapon Free Weapon can occur in all sectors except zoltan, abandoned, and Last Stand
http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Free_Drone_Schematic Free Drone Schematic can occur in all sectors except abandoned and Last Stand
* Healing Burst - The Great Eye in Zoltan Space has a chance of giving a healing burst weapon. http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Zoltan_%22Great_Eye%22

Crew
* Slaver Ship - this is the most common way you'll get crew outside of stores. There are two variants, the Friendly Slaver and the Pirate Slaver. The Friendly Slaver attempts to sell you a slave. If you fight the ship and bring their hull HP low, they surrender and offer a slave for free. If you kill all of the ship's crew, you might get your pick of slaves or you might get none at all. The Pirate Slaver demands you offer up one of your own crew for them to allow you to leave. If you fight the ship, the event plays out the same as the Friendly Slaver.
http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Friendly_Slaver Friendly Slaver is available in slug, zoltan, and rock sectors as well as non-faction sectors other than uncharted nebula.
http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Pirate_Slaver Pirate Slaver is only available in civilian and pirate controlled sectors.
* There is a page dedicated to Special Event Crew in which you can see lots of crew options from several different events: http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Special_Event_Crew_Members Most of these crew are well-trained in at least one area. Virus (the engi) is fully trained in all skills.
* Lanius Crew - Lanius Merchant with Improved Translator http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Lanius_Merchant_with_Improved_Translator - ask to purchase their translator and they will offer to sell you a Lanius crewmember.
* Lanius Crew - Damaged Lanius Absorbing Jump Beacon http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Damaged_Lanius_Absorbing_Jump_Beacon - select Ship Repair Drone blue option to receive a Lanius crew member.
* Crystal Crew *minor spoiler alert* - You can get one from the Crystal Sector secret event which is started by collecting the Stasis Pod in an asteroid field text event and the next step can happen in any Engi or Zoltan sector. You can get a crystal crew from partial completion of the event, or you can get more of them in the Crystal Sector, or if you unlock the crystal cruiser you can fly a ship that starts with crystal crew. That's as much as I'll tell you here.



I'm interested in hearing what other options are available for getting things. I suspect there are more events that have a chance of granting hull repair, so I'd like to know what those are and I'll update the post as you guys fill in information below.
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Re: Where do I get repairs (other than shops)?

Postby thereaverofdarkness » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:41 pm

I'm really glad Google Chrome stores the text that was entered before posting. I spend a lot of time writing up that post and when I tried to post it, the website wouldn't respond. I copied the text but the website was down for so long that by the time it was back up I had already forgotten about the post and no longer had it in the clipboard.

We need a save draft function.
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Re: Where do I get repairs (other than shops)?

Postby isla » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:11 am

thereaverofdarkness wrote:I'm really glad Google Chrome stores the text that was entered before posting. I spend a lot of time writing up that post and when I tried to post it, the website wouldn't respond. I copied the text but the website was down for so long that by the time it was back up I had already forgotten about the post and no longer had it in the clipboard.

We need a save draft function.


There is one. When creating a reply or post, you should see a black "Save draft" button to the left of "Preview" and "Submit". Is it not there?
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Re: Where do I get repairs (other than shops)?

Postby thereaverofdarkness » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:07 am

Oh it's there, I didn't see it before. But I also didn't know I'd need it until it was too late. Other forums save draft automatically. But I guess on a long post I can click the button.

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