aaaaaa50 wrote:I don't know if it was because I was using the sM polish kit, or just plain bad luck, but in my first run I ran into tons of missiles and not many lasers. With the exception of that one ship that had 9 combined burst lasers in the third sector. I think 2 shields is just fine.
I'll do a few runs to make sure but UM's experience was NOT what I wanted
EDIT: First run, I lost in the first sector against the rebels who had 2 shields, 2 BL2s, and a basic laser. Yeah, not exactly UM's experience there. I also met several ships that could get through my shields AND damage my hull and they managed to do so on every occasion.
Second run, I lost in the 3rd sector because I got no other weapons than the starting 2, AND I ran out of fuel and got overrun by rebles with 3 shields who ran away after my first beam. Even if it hit their shields it didn't take them down enough. 2 of them got away, the third killed me before it could bother jumping.
Not to disparage your very fine run, UM, but I'm thinking your early Christmas came earlier than you thought. The free preignitor was nice and the free BL2 was nicer (and the free hull repair was just icing), but I think your good fortune may have started in all dozen or so jumps you had in the first sector.