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by Merudo
Fri May 02, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Rate the shop Augmentations
Replies: 36
Views: 52600

Re: Rate the shop Augmentations

FTL Recharge Booster deserves more respect. FTL Booster lets you jump faster than ASB, making it significantly safer to explore extra beacons, particularly in cases where you have to make 2-3 jumps through rebel controlled beacons to get out. On Hard, where there are usually some fights you need to...
by Merudo
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Enemy leto and artemis:worst gamebreaker for me
Replies: 18
Views: 10357

Re: Enemy leto and artemis:worst gamebreaker for me

I generally play with the nisos and slug A. That might be part of your trouble. Both of these ships have quite weak starting weaponry that can barely dent a ship with 2 shields. The starting weapons of both the Nisos and the Slug A are strictly worse than the Kestrel's. With these ships, upgrading ...
by Merudo
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Enemy leto and artemis:worst gamebreaker for me
Replies: 18
Views: 10357

Re: Enemy leto and artemis:worst gamebreaker for me

I'm not sure where you get the "190" number from. Getting level 2 shield : 50 scrap. Getting level 4 engine : 45 scrap. Getting 3 more power : 65 scrap. Which adds up to 160 scrap. That's not unreasonable if you get lucky. Also, if you pick a ship with a useless augment / drone (such as sl...
by Merudo
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Enemy leto and artemis:worst gamebreaker for me
Replies: 18
Views: 10357

Re: Enemy leto and artemis:worst gamebreaker for me

Engines are too costly ?! To upgrade to level 4, you only need a mere 45 scraps. I often can afford to upgrade engines to level 4 (and get 2 shields) on Hard on the first sector, so something is wrong here. Maybe you spend too much on repairs in the first few sectors? On Easy it is very frequent tha...
by Merudo
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Enemy leto and artemis:worst gamebreaker for me
Replies: 18
Views: 10357

Re: Enemy leto and artemis:worst gamebreaker for me

7-10 damage per battle is crazy. You are doing something wrong.

To minimize damage, you really need to

1. Improve evasion.
2. Disable the enemy's weapon ASAP.
by Merudo
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: New worst ship?
Replies: 33
Views: 28454

Re: New worst ship?

I won the game on Hard with every C ship, so it is certainly doable. In my experience, the Fed C and the Zoltan C are by far the two worst new ships. Fed C has a lackluster crew - you get one mantis and three guys from the weakest races at fighting. There is a total lack of weapons, so destroying th...
by Merudo
Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Mind Control vs Boarding vs Hacking vs Cloak vs Drones
Replies: 22
Views: 40689

Re: Mind Control vs Boarding vs Hacking vs Cloak vs Drones

I find boarding to be sort of a "win more" strategy on Hard. The issue is that boarders get so much distracted fighting other crew that it's next to impossible for them to take down enemy systems in a reasonable amount of time. Hence, if you are boarding on Hard you NEED to find another wa...
by Merudo
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Rate the shop Augmentations
Replies: 36
Views: 52600

Re: Rate the shop Augmentations

I disagree with the claim that Reverse-ion field only helps against enemies with multiple ion weapons. Even if the enemy has 1 ion weapon, Reverse-ion field is still useful. A single ion shot will disable one of your shield for 5 seconds + recharge time, and will also prevent your crew from manning ...
by Merudo
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Rate the shop Augmentations
Replies: 36
Views: 52600

Re: Rate the shop Augmentations

I personally think Backup DNA Bank and Repair Arm are cruelly underrated. If I do well by sector 5 at hard, I'll be pretty confident that I'll defeat the flagship. In my experience the main thing that could jeopardize such a run is losing crucial crew members as a result of a unlucky shot disabling ...
by Merudo
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is there a mod which removes fire?
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Re: Is there a mod which removes fire?

Fire is really not that big of a deal... If stuff catches fire, just open the airlocks and shut the O2 down, that will take care of it.