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by itg
Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Go to shops in sector 1 & 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 12934

Re: Go to shops in sector 1 & 2?

the Repair Arm is the worst augment in the game; it's the only augment that is actively bad to have. A lot of people keep saying this. And they probably play the game only on the easy difficulty setting. On hard difficulty, the scrap lost to RA is much less, because the scrap rewards are much poore...
by itg
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Your proudest FTL screenshot
Replies: 2
Views: 2560

Re: Your proudest FTL screenshot

It'd probably have to be my 8k no-farming run. Used Mantis C: http://imgur.com/a/FdZ0m.
by itg
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Am I getting better, or does FTL have a "reward" mode?
Replies: 2
Views: 2224

Re: Am I getting better, or does FTL have a "reward" mode?

You probably are getting better over time, but getting free BL2's is pure luck. And no, there's no "reward mode," it's just normal randomness.
by itg
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: So how come FTL tries to dictate play style?
Replies: 4
Views: 4511

Re: So how come FTL tries to dictate play style?

Nope, it's all random. The only way FTL tries to dictate your playstyle is by designing each ship around a certain plan. For instance, Mantis B is a boarding ship, and you'd have to be very, very stubborn to make it into anything else.
by itg
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Help with two of the ships
Replies: 6
Views: 6061

Re: Help with two of the ships

The best way to play Slug A is typically to go with the intended anti-bio beam strategy. It's typically very effective when you can breach bomb the weapons (only do this if they can hurt you), then shoot them with the laser. On the second laser volley, you can sneak in the anti-bio beam. Medbays com...
by itg
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Advanced Edition Feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 4067

Re: Advanced Edition Feedback

As a Kickstarter contributor, I've been playing FTL for a long time, but hadn't played the Advanced Edition yet. I did now, about 10 times. Short: It's a ton of fun, but horribly unbalanced. The new weapons are almost without exception much better than the old ones, hacking is completely OP and the...
by itg
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Favorite way to win a battle?
Replies: 51
Views: 49237

Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

It's probably because they're too busy getting hacked to pieces to operate the com.
by itg
Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Favorite way to win a battle?
Replies: 51
Views: 49237

Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

Don't forget hacking the medbay and anti-bio beam. And my personal favorite, pew pew crew kills. Goes well with with fire, hacking, and especially clonebay boarding.
by itg
Fri May 30, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Sector planning
Replies: 15
Views: 30892

Re: Sector planning

You got lucky on that crafting event. Usually you spend 50 scrap and get something like a chain burst laser, which isn't a horrible value if you actually wanted a weapon like that, but it's a big loss if you didn't. Most of my experiences in the abandoned sector have gone a little like this: empty b...
by itg
Fri May 30, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Sector planning
Replies: 15
Views: 30892

Re: Sector planning

I usually prioritize sectors which can have nebula beacons, which includes civilian, Engi, Zoltan, pirate, rebel, and of course nebula sectors. I'm in the minority of players who prefers nebula sectors, and the reason is that the larger number of jumps you can take not only compensates for the relat...