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by FDru
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: What is the best way to use Cloak?
Replies: 3
Views: 4488

Re: What is the best way to use Cloak?

When missiles are incoming When you have enemy crew on your ship and they are almost dead, you can cloak to ensure that your crew finish them off (so they can't teleport back to their ship and heal, and you get some combat experience) When your shields are down and you are in a tough fight (flagship...
by FDru
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: The Vortex[tips]
Replies: 32
Views: 43558

Re: The Vortex[tips]

How is an unmanned engine a significant drawback at the start? Putting a crewman on the engine for any ship at the start only makes 5% difference to a puny dodge ability. How is losing 5% dodge not a significant drawback? Crew on engine also max out in skill very fast, so it's effectively 10% dodge...
by FDru
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Best ship? [POLL]
Replies: 34
Views: 26620

Re: Best ship? [POLL]

Zoltan B. Rush that 100 scrap to get your first shield and then you're set for the rest of the game. Its default weapons are incredible and the Zoltan Shield makes up for the lack of drones. Who needs extra scrap from boarding when you have so much extra power to throw around, and you never need to ...
by FDru
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: The Vortex[tips]
Replies: 32
Views: 43558

Re: The Vortex[tips]

The idea of a robotic ship with a 1-man crew is very interesting, but I don't know if it's possible to actually beat the game with such a strategy. Having an unmanned engine is already a very significant drawback, which makes the whole game that much more difficult. Perhaps a reworking of the drone...
by FDru
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are mini-beams obtainable?
Replies: 3
Views: 2526

Re: Are mini-beams obtainable?

Some things cannot be bought, like the Mini-Beam, Heavy Pierce and Basic Laser.
by FDru
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: My first win (normal)
Replies: 3
Views: 2163

Re: My first win (normal)

My painful lesson that I eventually learned somewhere around 30 games in: Teleporter is positively *not* optional. It makes your first win easy, but it's definitely optional. I've beat normal many times with no teleporter. I'd argue that having some way to quickly deal with the flagship's missile l...
by FDru
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Best Ship?
Replies: 31
Views: 15911

Re: Best Ship?

Engi-A is pretty solid early on, but you'll have to pray to come across some decent weapons later on. At most it can keep 3 shields down(guess it could differ and anyone can correct me/or give better detail info). Good ship for drones. Ion MK2 can keep any amount of shields down, so the only troubl...
by FDru
Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SUGGESTIONS and ideas for improving FTL
Replies: 28
Views: 14149

Re: SUGGESTIONS for improving FTL

There already is: x1.25 score. You call this an incentive to play? Incentive comes from reward. I think if I take the risk of getting less scrap and more difficult enemies, there should at least be a higher chance of getting new crew members or more frequent gambling events. I think a score modifie...
by FDru
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SUGGESTIONS and ideas for improving FTL
Replies: 28
Views: 14149

Re: SUGGESTIONS and ideas for improving FTL

I really really really really really want individual autofire for weapons. A pause button would be great also. I kept looking for one in my first few playthroughs, only to find out later that it wasn't there. What a disappointment... it is the only thing preventing the game from being playable with ...
by FDru
Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Best Weapon Combos
Replies: 115
Views: 198810

Re: Best Weapon Combos

I've had 4 burst laser IIs twice. The game is so easy it becomes boring. My favorite combo would be ions + beams. I don't mind if it's a lowly pike beam, because once you take out the right systems is simply doesn't matter. The shields stay down permanently and whatever you're up against is going to...