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by Observato
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments
Replies: 487
Views: 228944

Re: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments

While fighting in an Ion Storm, an Auto-Assault had an Anti-Ship (Laser) Drone I out, and few other weapons, so I depowered the shields to two layers so I could power my Glaive Beam. After I chunked its shields a little, it whipped out a Anti-Ship II. Fun times. Slug Interceptor with dual Burst IIs ...
by Observato
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flying the Vortex
Replies: 10
Views: 5020

Re: Flying the Vortex

What's funny about all this, is that this is my complaints on the first run. The second run, had crazy luck. First store in Sector 1 had a Defense Drone I. Store in Sector 2 had Burst II. Another store in Sector 6 gave me another Burst II. There was even a thought in my head while hovering over the ...
by Observato
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flying the Vortex
Replies: 10
Views: 5020

Re: Flying the Vortex

If you find another weapon, I imagine it could be quite effective. Using a Heavy Ion like an Ion Blast is relatively effective. Unfortunately, after getting all this to work, I shortly afterward had to tank Hermes Missiles, and that left me crippled enough that I shortly died afterward. I don't thin...
by Observato
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flying the Vortex
Replies: 10
Views: 5020

Flying the Vortex

I started this thing up to see exactly why people call it "the worst ship in the game". The thing works efficiently for the first 2 sectors, but now I've hit the first 2-shield auto-ship. Fortunately, I had just bought an Automated Reloader in the last store with some of my 180 scrap. (You...
by Observato
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How do you like to build the slug cruiser?
Replies: 11
Views: 7279

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

Slug A, despite being a royal pain in the ass to get, quickly became one of my favorite ships. I do basically what people said here in the beginning, though I probably don't use Breach Bombs as much as I should because they always seemed pretty ineffective. Both my playthroughs that got anywhere got...
by Observato
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: This game makes Dark Souls seem easy--what's wrong? Help?
Replies: 37
Views: 18567

Re: This game makes Dark Souls seem easy--what's wrong? Help

You should really rethink your cloak priority, observato. The ability to dodge the enemy's first missiles lets you take way less damage since if you are playing well there shouldn't be a lot of ships that can take a second shot. Level one cloak happens to be perfectly timed to let you dodge every p...
by Observato
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: This game makes Dark Souls seem easy--what's wrong? Help?
Replies: 37
Views: 18567

Re: This game makes Dark Souls seem easy--what's wrong? Help

So...maybe I'm somehow missing something (or several somethings) that drastically change how difficult this game is to succeed in, and how to not get screwed over by the RNG that randomly generates events, maps, and resources. WARNING: LONG POST. DO NOT TL;DR, AS IT CONTRIBUTES NOTHING EXCEPT SPAM....
by Observato
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What's the best and worst luck you've had?
Replies: 12
Views: 5363

What's the best and worst luck you've had?

Pretty much what the title says. Myself - Best: 1) One beacon gives me a Glaive Beam and a Pre-Igniter at no cost. 2) My first Mantis B run has no automated drones or Zoltans in the first 3 sectors, and goes on to kill the Flagship. Worst: 1) Stealth ship. First beacon = beam drones plus beam weapon...
by Observato
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Various Valorous Virtual Ventures - FTL Videos
Replies: 82
Views: 51048

Re: Various Valorous Virtual Ventures - FTL Videos

I think it's Crystal B everyone talks about, probably because of the 4-MAN TELEPORTER. With three Crystals.
by Observato
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Run Fails
Replies: 13
Views: 6775

Re: Run Fails

After winning the game twice on Easy (I know, wuss), I wanted to do two things: 1) Beat it on Normal, and 2) Do a no-boarding run. As obviously I'm no FTL master, I did this on the Fed Cruiser. After quite a while of running below 25% hull, I got to Sector 8 with 3 shields, a 1-below-max engine, lev...