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by Kolkko
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Stealth B Tip
Replies: 4
Views: 3886

Re: Stealth B Tip

Engage cloak right after the first enemy shot. Odds of them hitting are low (25%?), and then hitting on the weapons even lower. Unless they have some of the fastest weapons, you get the glaive shot in before they can shoot again. This works very well until enemies have 2 shields and your glaive can'...
by Kolkko
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Getting owned by missles
Replies: 7
Views: 6774

Re: Getting owned by missles

Defense drone costs 50 scrap and shoots down missiles pretty reliably (also shoots asteroids). MkII costs 75 and shoots down lasers too, but may let missiles through while doing that. Don't go to shop beacons before you have 50 scrap (or something to sell to make that number). Upgrading engines impr...
by Kolkko
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Win without shields?
Replies: 10
Views: 9929

Re: Win without shields?

Well, I gave it a shot with DA-SR 12 and got to the second round vs boss. I had pretty good luck, but crucially found no defense drones at all. Second boss round is the hardest because of the attack drones. I think you must have defense drone mkII. You need 4 shields and a teleporter to win this gam...
by Kolkko
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Win without shields?
Replies: 10
Views: 9929

Win without shields?

Has anyone beaten the game without shield system? I think even the boss should be beatable without shields if you have very good other systems. Obviously a lot of luck is needed to get there!
by Kolkko
Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How often are games lost to terrible luck?
Replies: 13
Views: 9346

Re: How often are games lost to terrible luck?

For solar flare fights it helps to vent most of the ship right away. Any fires will go out pretty fast. It's very unlikely to miss all shops for an entire sector if you choose your path wisely. You can usually check (go next to) almost every beacon. It's easy to get in a vicious cycle of spending al...
by Kolkko
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last resort, teleport?
Replies: 4
Views: 3021

Re: Last resort, teleport?

For my first victory, both ships got destroyed. I didn't get the achievement for beating the boss, but I did get my win. :roll:
by Kolkko
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to build Kestrel B as a boarding ship?
Replies: 5
Views: 4073

Re: How to build Kestrel B as a boarding ship?

I would upgrade teleporter to lvl3, because you have only 2 spots in it and you want to send at least 4 depending on what species they are. Try to have at least 65 scrap before visiting stores. Recruit any crew you can find, engi and zoltan are poor fighters, human and slug are fine, mantis and rock...
by Kolkko
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How often are games lost to terrible luck?
Replies: 13
Views: 9346

Re: How often are games lost to terrible luck?

Depends on the ship. I believe some ships are near 100% win with perfect play. On the other hand something like DA-SR 12 can often get impossible scenarios.
by Kolkko
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: One Fatal Flaw of the Mantis Cruiser Type B
Replies: 7
Views: 7536

Re: One Fatal Flaw of the Mantis Cruiser Type B

I've had stalemate situations when out of fuel vs various rebel ships and they eventually jumped away. I guess they forgot to add this behavior to some ships.
by Kolkko
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Mod Development
Topic: Mod idea - Scrap ship
Replies: 5
Views: 3838

Re: Mod idea - Scrap ship

No, not looking to mod it myself.

As mentioned The Merchant Cruiser by zaratustra is very close to this.