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by Smauler
Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Questions [I suck at FTL]
Replies: 5
Views: 5586

Re: Questions [I suck at FTL]

One thing to realise is not to buy everything you can. I've had wonderful ship loadouts that could beat the whole game if only I had a little more scrap to build up my basic defenses. I almost always focus on what will do me damage, or cause me problems first. Take that out, and they're a sitting du...
by Smauler
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Charlie Brooker : Videogames changed the World
Replies: 0
Views: 2526

Charlie Brooker : Videogames changed the World

Just watched this, and saw FTL on it (albeit very briefly, about 10 minutes from the end). It's worth watching, you should be able to get it on 4od (though I don't know region locks), especially if you like Charlie Brooker... if you hate him, it probably is not going to be your thing. As an example,...
by Smauler
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How to deal with Mantis Boarders?
Replies: 18
Views: 15479

Re: How to deal with Mantis Boarders?

The big thing is there is no reason for your crew to die, they can leave and heal. Losing a system like doors or sensors or even O2 (typical first targets) costs just a little scrap. Fight in the medbay This is all I generally do, and have no problems. I don't generally upgrade the medbay either.
by Smauler
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: I feel like I am wasting my time
Replies: 45
Views: 34519

Re: I feel like I am wasting my time

I feel lime I am wasting my time with this game. I haven't really been able to get anywhere. This game could be fun, if I could actually progress. I am currently playing on easy The farthest I got was sector 5, and that was once in 30 tries. I won my 5th game on easy, my 4th I got to the end. If yo...
by Smauler
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: What augmentations are best?
Replies: 45
Views: 104409

Re: What augmentations are best?

Weapon Preigniter is pretty hyped, I'm never all that psyched about it however, because I tend to try and get the crew teleporter to maximize rewards per ship asap, and the igniter doesn't help with that too much. Have you ever used rockmen with fire bombs or fire beams? Drop a fire bomb immediatel...
by Smauler
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Beginner's tips
Replies: 6
Views: 8618

Re: Beginner's tips

The normal strategy against the rockets is to just teleport 2 crew into the room right at the start of every battle. If you don't have teleportation, cloaking is the second best defence, if not that, then drones. I just completed a run without cloaking or teleporter, though, and only got drone contr...
by Smauler
Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Need tips on beating normal
Replies: 10
Views: 22971

Re: Need tips on beating normal

Well... I'm going to say I disagree with loads of the advice here. The rock II ship (which I assume you were referring to) needs weapons, and needs them early. I'd prioritise buying some form of weapon as early as possible. The rebels in sector 1 have 2 shields, and usually a medbay, so this ship in...
by Smauler
Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Pre-igniter vs Auto-loader
Replies: 24
Views: 21743

Re: Pre-igniter vs Auto-loader

Actually, considering the Reloader is 40 and the Pre-igniter is 120, the real question is: What's better, a pre-igniter or *three* auto-loaders? Now I'm drooling thinking about 3 auto-loaders. Funny you should mention that... I had a recent game with possibly my deadliest ship ever. 2 Ion 2s and a ...
by Smauler
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How many games did it take for you to win?
Replies: 36
Views: 18836

Re: How many games did it take for you to win?

I think perhaps I got a little lucky the first couple of times I beat the boss - not too lucky, though. I picked up a few good weapons. I didn't buy a teleporter or stealth in any of my early wins... I just focused on burst/beam weapons. I didn't even have drone control the first couple of times I w...