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by Smauler
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Killing Flagship Crew
Replies: 9
Views: 10885

Re: Killing Flagship Crew

My main strategy in the first phase is generally to kill the missile guy first, then kill all the crew in the main part of the ship, leaving the other gunners alive. To be honest, it makes the second and third phases too east, since you can just walk in and take out all their systems with impunity. ...
by Smauler
Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Crystal Cruiser Blues
Replies: 8
Views: 5018

Re: Crystal Cruiser Blues

It's just luck, and persevering. I never went all out to get it - I never quit when the warp nodes weren't lined up right. I got the beta, which added a quest marker in the rock homeworlds (I had a couple of attempts previously when I didn't find it :P), and just did loads or runs in the rock ships....
by Smauler
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments
Replies: 483
Views: 269540

Re: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments

I spent all day unlocking Layout B for the Rock Cruiser, only to find out it completely sucks (IMO). Playing with this ship (Either layout) must be for masochists. Rock B becomes full awesome when you get a crew teleporter. Rock men don't suffer fire damage, and enemy crew will fight you in a burni...
by Smauler
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:24 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?

My first win was about my 10th game, on easy. I beat the boss second time I met it, with no cloaking or teleporting, using burst fire on the shields, and a halberd on pilot/shields/missiles to start IIRC. I think I won my second game on normal... but don't remember exactly. I generally win about 1/3...
by Smauler
Sat May 11, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I thought this is the worst ship I have...
Replies: 22
Views: 13446

Re: I thought this is the worst ship I have...

Chapter 3, I unlocked Mantis A. I thought this would be a fun ship, but I'm still struggling with it. I was too... but once you get past the problem of sending your people on possible suicide missions... most of them aren't suicide missions. Just play Mantis A like you don't have weapons... if you ...
by Smauler
Sat May 11, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: disappointed with final boss.
Replies: 20
Views: 11949

Re: disappointed with final boss.

The last time I beat the boss, using the Basilisk, I had four 2* mantis brawlers. In the first phase, I'd just sorted out their missiles, so I sent them into the shield bay. The one thing I'd forgotten was that I had a couple of burst laser I's that had already fired on it (the firing icon was gone,...
by Smauler
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sudden, shocking failure of design
Replies: 13
Views: 8515

Re: Sudden, shocking failure of design

Game design 101: Never put the player into a situation where he has absolutely no means of winning. Never kill the player without an evident means by which he could have avoided the fail-state. Do not punish the player unless he makes a mistake within the rule-set of the game. You're wrong. Absolut...
by Smauler
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I think FTL should be easier
Replies: 69
Views: 35897

Re: I think FTL should be easier

The game's not too hard. It's random by design. I recently had a win on normal, which for most of the game I was thinking "this is going awfully... why am I carrying on?" I was flying the kestrel, and got a fire beam early on.... then literally no other weapons until sector 7, stores or ot...
by Smauler
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Effect Affect.
Replies: 0
Views: 1139

Effect Affect.

Sorry if this just seems a waste of your time... but it annoys me. This page : http://www.ftlgame.com/?page_id=192 Affect and effect are not the same word. "Create an application profile if you do not want to effect your entire system.".... should be affect. Wow... my second post to a grea...
by Smauler
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments
Replies: 483
Views: 269540

Re: Your "Fuck you, FTL" Moments

My first was when I'd just beaten FTL on normal and unlocked the 2nd Zoltan ship. The first few games I played with it.... beam drones and pulse lasers everywhere... I had no clue how I could survive. I just got unlucky at the start, Since then I've got a score over 5000 for that ship... not a win y...