Great Scrap Farming With Ion Bursts

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al244098
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Great Scrap Farming With Ion Bursts

Postby al244098 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:40 am

I found out that 2 Ion Bursts Mk2 can take down any ship which has no cloaking and lv3 shields in no time
just auto fire the weapons system and oxygen system (might need an auto-reloader and maxed weapons man)
even if the shields de-ion the Ion bursts will take it down b4 the weapons and oxygen de-ion
if the ships has a med-bay, just take it down with any weapon you have or risk using your Ion Burst on it.
i made tons of scrap from this tactic, i bought every possible ship upgrade (its a shame i didnt screenshot it :( )

but then again getting even 1 Ion burst Mk2 is nearly impossible, i had to do this with the Torus ship cuz t starts with 2 of em,

hope this helps!
breadsmith
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Re: Great Scrap Farming With Ion Bursts

Postby breadsmith » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:04 am

Of course in the end, it ends up being no better than killing the enemy crew any other way, as far as scrap generation is concerned.
al244098
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Re: Great Scrap Farming With Ion Bursts

Postby al244098 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:11 am

breadsmith wrote:Of course in the end, it ends up being no better than killing the enemy crew any other way, as far as scrap generation is concerned.

it seems better cuz you dont risk losing crew
dkvn
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Re: Great Scrap Farming With Ion Bursts

Postby dkvn » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:53 am

One run with the Zoltan-B I found a Heavy Ion. With both starting Ion Blast I's and the Heavy, I could juggle them and suffocate a few crews. I think it was my first victory with that ship.
greetingsfromoslo
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Re: Great Scrap Farming With Ion Bursts

Postby greetingsfromoslo » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:24 pm

As far as scrap yield is concerned, if you do not damage a ship, do you gain more scrap than you would if you damaged it to win the battle. That would make a strong case for ion weaponry over blaster and beams, with teleport somewhere in between.
BKT
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Re: Great Scrap Farming With Ion Bursts

Postby BKT » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:06 pm

As far as I can tell, there're no difference in scraps rewards between damaging the ship or not damaging the ship before you kill the crew.

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