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by LostAlone
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: New worst ship?
Replies: 33
Views: 28538

Re: New worst ship?

Of all the Cs I'd definitely say Fed C is my second least favorite. Whether you think it's the worst or not I suppose is something of a personal preference - Normally people remember the ship that has been the most frustrating for them recently as being the worst, and I can totally understand that. ...
by LostAlone
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carnelian - set to darn right impossible on normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 3997

Re: Carnelian - set to darn right impossible on normal?

It may not be clear to you right now - But the carnelian is perhaps the single best ship in the game. Like many of the weirder (and more busted) ships in the game the challenge comes from having a weaker early game, and specific weaknesses to specific things. Being able to send two or three crystal ...
by LostAlone
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: I think I beat 4 Burst II Lasers
Replies: 9
Views: 10874

Re: I think I beat 4 Burst II Lasers

Maybe it's just me but I've never liked Vulcans. I'm sure they work ok for bulldozing the flagship, but for everything leading up to that they've always felt they aren't immediately effective enough - They take a long time to spool up, and until they've fired a good few times they aren't achieving a...
by LostAlone
Sun May 25, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Android Port
Replies: 118
Views: 157581

Re: Android Port

+1.

Would love to see FTL on my tablet.
by LostAlone
Thu May 22, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are stores making the game too luck dependent?
Replies: 13
Views: 6298

Re: Are stores making the game too luck dependent?

If you're consistently having trouble finding the "right" equipment, your definition of "right" is too narrow. A big part of the game is working with what's available, not collecting lasers so you can pew pew all day, every day (or whatever your preferred strategy is). That's no...
by LostAlone
Mon May 19, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Enemy leto and artemis:worst gamebreaker for me
Replies: 18
Views: 10412

Re: Enemy leto and artemis:worst gamebreaker for me

Well, even so - Like I said the AI ships have no interest in conserving resources for future fights, nor do they have to scavenge/buy ammo which are all critical balancing factors for players. Which is not to say that it's especially broken or anything, but it can be extremely rage inducing to have ...
by LostAlone
Mon May 19, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Enemy leto and artemis:worst gamebreaker for me
Replies: 18
Views: 10412

Re: Enemy leto and artemis:worst gamebreaker for me

The problem isn't missiles or the mechanics behind them it's that the AI has infinite ammo (a key balancing factor for the player) and even if they DID have ammo they have no interest in conserving ammo past the present encounter, so they can spam and spam and spam. Mostly it's not a problem because...
by LostAlone
Mon May 19, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How to win with mantis ship, advanced ed?
Replies: 12
Views: 14615

Re: How to win with mantis ship, advanced ed?

A lot of thing determine the outcome of a run, but IMO the mantis A is extremely well position. Starting not only with a teleporter, but with a mantis boarding team means you will be getting more scrap on almost every jump. For the flagship the teleporter is probably the route to victory, and gettin...
by LostAlone
Fri May 16, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Alien abduction makes the game too easy
Replies: 6
Views: 3953

Re: Alien abduction makes the game too easy

I don't think that it makes the flagship too easy. It just makes it more predictable. Killing the flagships crew is a huge part of a successful fight for me, and mind-control + teleport is by far the best way to do it because you can isolate them from the medbay and their friends so you can fight co...
by LostAlone
Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Your "I'm too stupid to play this game" moments.
Replies: 23
Views: 8917

Re: Your "I'm too stupid to play this game" moments.

I've done some stupid things in FTL, but the single most common one is this - Battle against AI Drone that has too many shields. Has Lvl 2 Teleport, so I can damage systems and save my guys. Manage to offline shields/weapons/drones. Sigh of relief. Move my mouse to click on beam back. Drone cloaks. ...