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by Chief
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Strategizery!
Replies: 22
Views: 12876

Re: Strategizery!

Another method I employ is pausing before I'm about to be hit by a barrage and redistribute my power to engines. Once one of my shields goes down, I can pump two more points to engines. Redistributing power like this lets me save scrap that I would have to spend on upgrading power a bunch. Very int...
by Chief
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: saving in FTL
Replies: 157
Views: 88539

Re: saving in FTL

So then don't have an online leaderboard, or only allow games that are played with the save option disabled.


That's a good idea. The second part that is. What's the point of keeping score if you can't have a leaderboard on which to brag?
by Chief
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Strategizery!
Replies: 22
Views: 12876

Strategizery!

Sharing strategy is a good way to increase our enjoyment of the game, and allow the devs to understand how we play. Lets start. So, I used to think, oh I'll just fire at the shields, then fire at the weapons, then boom goes the enemy ship! This works for the first few systems, but eventually I notic...
by Chief
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shooting drones?
Replies: 1
Views: 2027

Re: Shooting drones?

Yep, it's absolutely possible to shoot down enemy drones. You have to be really good at timing/have some luck. I believe it's possible to shoot your own drones down as well, though I'm not entirely sure.

I hope they put in steam achievements that reward/pity the player when this happens.
by Chief
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bug
Replies: 3
Views: 2750

Re: Bug

That's an awesome bug. Nice find.
by Chief
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: saving in FTL
Replies: 157
Views: 88539

Re: saving in FTL

There's a problem in that save scumming will make it difficult, if even possible, to create a fair leaderboard. There are some ways to help prevent this like having the game check a save file's save time against its OS date modified. But it's a very fragile system that can be ruined by antivirus sca...
by Chief
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Where did you hear about FTL?
Replies: 27
Views: 17702

Re: Where did you hear about FTL?

RockPaperShotgun had the article that drew me in. In fact, here it is: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/02/28/beaming-ftl-is-the-star-trek-game-ive-always-wanted/
by Chief
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Steamworks: Steam Cloud
Replies: 28
Views: 17851

Re: Steamworks: Steam Cloud

This is surprisingly useful for the few games that can run on my rig and laptop. However, I'm unaware of the cost of implementing this. Valve may demand an arm and a leg for this feature.
by Chief
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question: Playable ships
Replies: 9
Views: 7120

Re: Question: Playable ships

Capturing a ship, while probably difficult to implement at this point if it hasn't been in the pipeline, sounds freaking amazing! It'd be an awesome last ditch effort in a dire situation.
by Chief
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Steam Achievements (PC version)
Replies: 37
Views: 24252

Re: Steam Achievements (PC version)

I like the Space Quest references better :D :lol: Do you mean Galaxy Quest? If so that gave me some ideas: Never give up, never surrender Die in combat while having the ability to make an FTL jump. Well you sure showed them, didn't you? By Grabthar's Hammer! Kill the enemy boarder with a crew membe...