Astronomically low odds achievement count beam drones

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Vind
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Astronomically low odds achievement count beam drones

Postby Vind » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:14 am

just got this achievement on boss from beam drones. As beams cant miss i guess this is not intended as achievement will trigger any time.
Number43
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Re: Astronomically low odds achievement count beam drones

Postby Number43 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:49 pm

I also got that achievement during the drone phase of the boss. Considering how quickly in the fight it happened the first time I went there with max engines, I think you must be right and it is counting beams blocked by the shield as misses for the purposes of that achievement.
Phasma Felis
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Re: Astronomically low odds achievement count beam drones

Postby Phasma Felis » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:21 pm

Beams can certainly miss. I've seen it happen plenty of times. The beam passes under the target and keeps going.

Do you mean "beam drones can't miss"? I suppose that's possible, as I can't recall seeing it happen, but it seems unlikely.

I beat the boss with max engines a couple of days ago and didn't get the achievement. Is it possible that the flagship's beamdrone spam either all miss or all hit, the same way the phase 3 superweapon burst does?
cousin
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Re: Astronomically low odds achievement count beam drones

Postby cousin » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:05 am

I'm sure I'm being an idiot, but what achievement are you guys talking about?

Is it called "Astronomically Low Odds Achievement"?

I've logged over 120 hours into FTL, beaten the boss 3 times, yet never seen this achievement.
tswaters
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Re: Astronomically low odds achievement count beam drones

Postby tswaters » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:26 am

cousin wrote:what achievement are you guys talking about?


astronomically low odds - fail to evade 5 shots in a row with fully powered and fully upgraded engine.
cousin
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Re: Astronomically low odds achievement count beam drones

Postby cousin » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:46 am

Thanks tswaters! I'm not an achievement farmer, and certainly not after finding out what that one means.

I guess I could've Googled it. Points for grey matter.
UltraMantis
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Re: Astronomically low odds achievement count beam drones

Postby UltraMantis » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:09 pm

Just for the record, beam weapons do not miss. The only way to avoid beam damage is to have enough shield bubbles to stop the beam getting through.

No. of shield bubbles required to negate beam damage:

1:
Mini-Beam
Pike Beam
Hull Beam
Fire Beam
Anti-Bio Beam
Beam Attack Drone

2:
Halberd Beam
- does 1pt damage per room hit against 1 shield bubble.

3:
Glaive Beam
- does 2pts of damage per room hit against 1 shield bubble.
- does 1pt of damage per room hit against 2 shield bubbles.

If your shield gets back up quickly enough they will prevent or limit the damage a beam will do as it slices across your ship, but that does not count as a miss.

With no shields to stop them, Halberd and Glaive Beam do 2 pts and 3pts of damage per room hit respectively.
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