FTL Recharge Booster

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Snow Job
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FTL Recharge Booster

Postby Snow Job » Sun May 18, 2014 4:28 am

It stinks. I just got smacked by an ASB while trying to jump away with engines 4 + Booster. Either the tip about the booster from Twinge is inaccurate, or I also needed an elite engine crew, something a player is never going to have for half the game without engaging in an un-fun grinding exploit.

Not a balance complaint, just thought this deserved its own thread as people had been discussing the FTL Recharge Booster in a few places.
PrinceStolos
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Re: FTL Recharge Booster

Postby PrinceStolos » Sun May 18, 2014 6:05 am

It is vaguely inaccurate. Going by the math in that thread:

Level 6 engines (w/o booster) are sufficient to jump away from an ASB, using a 2.25 FTL charge multiplier.

Level 4 engines with the booster (1.75 + 25%) is a 2.18 FTL charge multiplier.

Generally, an FTL Charge Booster is pretty much a stronger single engine upgrade to FTL charge speed. Not exactly something worth relying on.
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Re: FTL Recharge Booster

Postby Twinge » Sun May 18, 2014 2:02 pm

It was theory and untested -- and I was largely pointing out how bad the Recharge Booster was in that thread.
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