Am I just a REALLY bad player, is it this hard for everyone?

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afedyuki
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Re: Am I just a REALLY bad player, is it this hard for every

Postby afedyuki » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:49 pm

I played this game about 70 times so far. I'd say the problem is not the difficulty, but a very basic tutorial and lack of in game help. New players should not have to go to strategy forums to learn that beams never miss or that bombs ignore shields. Having said that, it is a very enjoyable game once you figure out the game mechanics.
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Re: Am I just a REALLY bad player, is it this hard for every

Postby zion6 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:26 am

Funny-all these results are pre-Advanced Edition-

Me games 528
wins 2

So there
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Re: Am I just a REALLY bad player, is it this hard for every

Postby 5thHorseman » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:02 am

I have multiple profiles but the one where I'm guaranteed to have been trying for a win every time is my Let's Play profile. Before the current game (No spoilers!) I was 32 and 15, so I've won almost half. Most of my losses have been on Hard mode but some of my wins have as well, and *almost* all of my non-hard-mode games have been wins. This is after AE came out, of course. I lost my pre-AE profile.

So the numbers are low, but 15 wins out of 32 tries makes me pretty proud :)
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Re: Am I just a REALLY bad player, is it this hard for every

Postby RAD-82 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:04 am

Fresh profile for AE, only play on Hard, and randomly select my ship.

30/43

I keep a list somewhere on this forum, so people can see what ships I've been randomly playing.

I suppose my record isn't so bad because I've had experience watching games before I ever played my first game. I didn't have to blindly learn how to play well.

I could look at my pre-AE profile, but it is mixed with a lot of modding stuff, so it wouldn't give a very accurate value.
Va1iD
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Re: Am I just a REALLY bad player, is it this hard for every

Postby Va1iD » Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:27 pm

I've recently started playing FTL again. Here's my current stats:

Total runs played: 52
Total runs won: 0.

But from pre-AE, it was more like this:

Total runs played: +300.
Total runs won: 2.
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Re: Am I just a REALLY bad player, is it this hard for every

Postby brrrmanza » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:01 am

Just completed my first Rock Normal victory (Tektite)... Bringing my total to:

37/242

A lot of frustrations with Zoltan Ships & Stealth Cruisers -- especially Simo H on Normal!!!! :twisted: :evil: :oops: :x
Still love it, though... :mrgreen:
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Re: Am I just a REALLY bad player, is it this hard for every

Postby agigabyte » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:41 pm

I have 74 plays and zero wins... then again, about 50 of those were mod testing, and then AE came along, and at one point (I didn't do this myself) my stats got deleted. I used to have 100 something games and 19 wins, most of them on easy.
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Re: Am I just a REALLY bad player, is it this hard for every

Postby DarkPhoenix141 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:53 pm

90 Played

0 Won

I give up.
This is no easy mission...

BUT YOU SON. YOU WERE BORN FOR IT.

And remember:

GODS WILL BE WATCHING
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Re: Am I just a REALLY bad player, is it this hard for every

Postby brrrmanza » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:57 am

DarkPhoenix141 wrote:90 Played

0 Won

I give up.



Gotta keep plugging and chugging... It took me a long time to even get to Sector 5! and then it took like another 6 runs to get BACK there... It's not easy, but that's half the fun!

What ship do you use most often, and what do you have unlocked? I find Kestrel A very frustrating, I avoid it now almost entirely... a lot of the B ships are great.
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Re: Am I just a REALLY bad player, is it this hard for every

Postby PiratedChaos » Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:13 pm

I'm worse

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