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by Neoviper
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Possible to get 6000 score (without mods)?
Replies: 18
Views: 13181

Re: Possible to get 6000 score (without mods)?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the score you receive for scrap does not include the additional scrap from a recovery arm. I haven't tested this myself, but it sounds fairly plausible, can anyone confirm?
by Neoviper
Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Post your Highscore
Replies: 191
Views: 148942

Re: Post your Highscore

http://i.imgur.com/hOxE4WW.jpg?1 Not sure how people are getting 7000+ scores, these are from my most exceptional runs so far. Although I don't typically hang around in sectors after the fleet gets to the exit, so I might be missing out on a few beacons each sector. I have become fond of farming th...
by Neoviper
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Upgrade Priorities
Replies: 32
Views: 57929

Re: Upgrade Priorities

I feel there are a lot more bad situations prevented by getting shields and engines early than other upgrades. Avoiding damage is a very primary concern for me in the first several sectors. Every laser my shields block or missile the engines let me dodge is another repair I don't have to make, not t...
by Neoviper
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How to build Kestrel B as a boarding ship?
Replies: 3
Views: 4035

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

The primary thing I find that stops the red-tail's starting lasers from being effective is dodge; even against two shields, if they can't dodge that's two getting through every ten seconds or less based on weapon skill. Usually piloting will go down in one or two shots max in the early sectors, afte...
by Neoviper
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How do you like to build the slug cruiser?
Replies: 11
Views: 9567

Re: How do you like to build the slug cruiser?

Thanks for the advice, it helps to have a different point of view looking at this ship. I never payed much attention to exactly how much more scrap you get from crew kills in sector one, seems that the rougher early game is countered a bit by greater earning using the bio beam. I tend to feel the ru...
by Neoviper
Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How do you like to build the slug cruiser?
Replies: 11
Views: 9567

How do you like to build the slug cruiser?

I unlocked it as my latest ship after going after every slug homeworld I could, and now it just seems like the antithesis of my usual style. I tend to focus on weapons to overwhelm the enemies defense, and boarding if I spot an opportunity to successfully utilize it. I have a pretty good win rate wi...
by Neoviper
Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Failing economically
Replies: 7
Views: 6779

Re: Failing economically

The early game is all about minimizing expenditure, primarily through avoiding damage as others have said. This is why I really like the kestrel, both type A and B. It is extremely good at disabling systems in a hurry, usually the weapons but sometimes a drone system is the greater threat and should...
by Neoviper
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Post your Highscore
Replies: 191
Views: 148942

Re: Post your Highscore

My new highest is roughly 5500 with the rock B, that ship is just amazing. I remember reading one post here at some point suggesting that getting the lowest possible score while still winning is the most impressive thing, and I'm inclined to agree with it. The score has a very strong correlation wit...
by Neoviper
Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: can't even get past sector 4, let alone unlock a ship?
Replies: 7
Views: 7092

Re: can't even get past sector 4, let alone unlock a ship?

Make sure you're exploring as much of each sector as possible before going to the next one. If you rush straight to the exit, you're down on scrap and equipment, and the enemies are stronger. Set the game to easy if you haven't, it's much better to learn the game on easy before setting it back up to...
by Neoviper
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Best Strategy To Beat Boss(Help!)
Replies: 15
Views: 12322

Re: Best Strategy To Beat Boss(Help!)

For my endgame setup I value engines higher than fourth shield, but early game I definitely go for two shields before nearly any other ship upgrade. Cuts down on a lot of damage you'd take that 10% extra dodge just wouldn't handle as well. Engines are best when they work in conjunction with the shie...