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by MANtisB
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: What are your favorite upgrades / augmentations? [SPOILERS]
Replies: 31
Views: 13799

Re: What are your favorite upgrades / augmentations? [SPOILE

1. Teleporter 2-infinity. ... Seriously. Boarding is really the way to go. Other favorites: L2 Sensors, L2/L3 Doors, Engine, Shield and Reactor upgrades. Weapons and Drones are on an as-needed basis, Stealth, Oxygen, Medbay = lol. Artillery Beam is neat, but having to use the Federation Cruiser and ...
by MANtisB
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Manning Shields
Replies: 4
Views: 3815

Re: Manning Shields

Situational re: engines/weapons. If your weapons can fire quickly enough to disable the enemy weapon system before it can launch another salvo, then they are preferred to engines, because that provides a 100% chance to avoid the next salvo (where engines only provide 5 to the original % - which can ...
by MANtisB
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Faster Than Light - Tips for New Players
Replies: 38
Views: 101796

Re: Faster Than Light - Tips for New Players

There are essentially three roles a unit can perform: Repair, Systems, Combat. A unit tasked with Repair sits idle most of the time, but whenever your ship takes damage that needs repairing (breach, system deactivated), they run to handle it. Engis are indisputably the best with full movement and fa...
by MANtisB
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Is there ever really a reason not to board?
Replies: 27
Views: 15589

Re: Is there ever really a reason not to board?

@doomeater: All rather situational instances that are easily countered within a boarding build. Personally I've never, across a dozen boarding runs, had people die from an FTL jump. The only times you should even be reasonably threatened with an FTL jump is if the ship tries to jump from the start, ...
by MANtisB
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 2939

Re: Suggestions

Unique crewmembers and a captain Have every crewmember get a little backstory, some dialogue and a quest. Half the fun of the game is the utter lack of character backstory. I love writing my own. I second DiEvAl on the Skyrim reference, too. "Generic" characters (like the guards) should j...
by MANtisB
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Unlocking the Slug Cruiser
Replies: 10
Views: 31675

Re: Unlocking the Slug Cruiser

You could theoretically destroy enough systems to damage their hull sufficiently to trigger the surrender, but odds are you'll wind up killing the crew just because Mantis are too good at their job.

Think like how normal ships will offer to surrender once you damage the hull enough. Same idea.
by MANtisB
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: The Basilisk: Putting the MAN in MANTIS
Replies: 35
Views: 28907

Re: The Basilisk: Putting the MAN in MANTIS

Huge props for this guide. Finally managed to get over the hurdle and beat the boss using this ship. It's my favorite, and you've done a wonderful job putting together a complete reference point for handling anything the game throws at you with this ship. Nice work.
by MANtisB
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Boarding Defense - A Commander's Manual
Replies: 13
Views: 21073

Re: Boarding Defense - A Commander's Manual

Very very well done guide. Cannot recommend this enough - should be read by anyone having any trouble with the boarding game.
by MANtisB
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Any tips for the Mantis B?
Replies: 9
Views: 7825

Re: Any tips for the Mantis B?

Mister Sammy wrote an excellent guide on this very ship (link earlier in the thread). I'll try to summarize some key points. 1. You are virtually invincible for about half of the game. Very few ships before Sectors 5+ can punch through two shields with lasers and beams, you get a Defense Drone to st...
by MANtisB
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Is there ever really a reason not to board?
Replies: 27
Views: 15589

Is there ever really a reason not to board?

[[SPOILERS - they'll appear much later in the post]] n.b.: When I say "board" I mean as your overarching strategy for handling the game, not your specific plan of action in every single encounter. I've logged about 50 hours on this game and unlocked all ships' model A and six of the ships'...

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