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by Leylite
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Power Bars List?
Replies: 1
Views: 2206

Re: Power Bars List?

The FTL wiki has a complete weapons list, including how much power each one needs:

http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Weapons
by Leylite
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: FTL Rules Of Thumb
Replies: 63
Views: 85781

Re: FTL Rules Of Thumb

Don't forget the obvious 13) If your Defense Drone misses or doesn't shoot at a missile, the missile will hit your ship. And some less obvious: 14) The Rock Homeworlds will only show up when you stop looking for it. 15) The Weapons Pre-Igniter will only be for sale at the start of the game when you ...
by Leylite
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: HARD MODE (PLEASE HELP)
Replies: 1
Views: 4406

Re: HARD MODE (PLEASE HELP)

Missiles are a fundamental problem for just about any ship in the game (unless you're a Zoltan ship or are lucky enough to find a Zoltan shield, but most of the time you won't have that luxury). In sectors 1 through 3 you'll be dealing with mostly Leto and Artemis missiles, which are annoying but ca...
by Leylite
Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Santa needs help
Replies: 7
Views: 7523

Re: Santa needs help

Long Range Scanners (or a sector map from civilians or a mercenary) can also help, because the KazaaakplethKilik fight only happens on a beacon marked with a ship on it (and no asteroid field or sun). This makes it more likely to find the fight before the Rebel fleet advances too far, while avoiding...
by Leylite
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flagship bug?
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

Re: Flagship bug?

If you're playing on Easy mode with Advanced content off, the Flagship will only have three shields. This was introduced in the AE update. That would also explain you finding no enemy ships with 4 shields; I'm pretty sure they can still spawn on Easy mode but they are surprisingly rare. If you ever ...
by Leylite
Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Flagship Best way to deal with hacking drone?
Replies: 20
Views: 19715

Re: Flagship Best way to deal with hacking drone?

Yeah, the drone landing on weapons is very bad, and adds a significant amount of RNG to phase 1 (although usually not a make-it-or-break-it extent). Part of the problem is that if hacking and cloaking get into a certain alignment (the hack activates very soon after the Flagship comes out of cloak) t...
by Leylite
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Poor game design
Replies: 8
Views: 7210

Re: Poor game design

In what way is that event less fair than the random fires from a regular star? Well, to point out the obvious... the worst a star can do to you all by itself is damage a system by 1 bar, and set two fires in the same room. That's really awful, but can be dealt with - and sometimes you can put out t...
by Leylite
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Poor game design
Replies: 8
Views: 7210

Re: Poor game design

There's a trick to making sector 1 pulsars less dangerous. Since shots take time to travel between your ship and the enemy ship, simply fire your weapons just before the pulsar goes off, so that the pulse occurs while your shots are in the air. That way, the enemy shields will be down by the time yo...
by Leylite
Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New idea for ftl gameplay
Replies: 3
Views: 2671

Re: New idea for ftl gameplay

Enemies in sector 8 (including the elite Rebel fighters in the fleet beacons) are already about as scaled as they're going to get and remain fair to fight for all ships. Pirate ships in sectors 7 and 8 can be really mean - cloaking, lots of ion weaponry, lots of lasers, attack drones, etc. If enemie...
by Leylite
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: I don't know what to do.
Replies: 3
Views: 5472

Re: I don't know what to do.

You might be able to win if one of your small bombs starts a fire in the shields room, but I think it's pretty unlikely - the Flagship has a lot of crew and they can usually deal with fires pretty quickly if there isn't anything else going on. It's too bad you don't have your Artemis Missile anymore...