Favorite way to win a battle?

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Favorite way to win a battle?

Postby huffpuff1337 » Sat May 31, 2014 6:46 pm

There are many ways to win a battle.
Boarding, teleport crewmembers on, get them to kill everyone else.
Weapons, straight up pew pew pew.
Drones, automatic pew pew pew.
Mind control, a new one. Get enemy crew to do it for ya.
Depressurization, because victory through asphyxiation is funny.
Fire, because who doesn't like to watch ships BURN?
Which of these ways are your most favorite, least favorite and most fun.
My favorite is Weapons, easy to use and gets the job done.
My least favorite is Boarding, I always seem to mess up somehow.
And the most fun is asphyxiation. Hack the oxygen room, then cause a hull breach. Winning combination.
What are your favorites?
In order, my favorites are
Weapons
Depressurization
Fire
Drones
Mind Control
Boarding
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Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

Postby RAD-82 » Sat May 31, 2014 7:17 pm

You forgot fire.
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Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

Postby Dirka » Sat May 31, 2014 7:47 pm

Definitely fire :twisted:
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Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

Postby 5thHorseman » Sat May 31, 2014 8:34 pm

Fire and mind control.
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Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

Postby huffpuff1337 » Sat May 31, 2014 9:41 pm

Sorry I forgot Fire. It's been added now.
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Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

Postby stvip » Sat May 31, 2014 10:35 pm

Also add fire, and flames. Burning, too.
I do like some of the unusual ways to kill crew opened up by AE: having their ship's Anti-Personnel Drone execute their mind-controlled crew. Using multiple Ion Stunners to lock crew in the Shields room while the Life Support has been destroyed. Good times. Furthermore, deflagration schemes.
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Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

Postby itg » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:55 am

Don't forget hacking the medbay and anti-bio beam. And my personal favorite, pew pew crew kills. Goes well with with fire, hacking, and especially clonebay boarding.
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Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

Postby Kieve » Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:39 am

Suffocation via O2 ion bombardment.
I am a very sadistic captain. :twisted:
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Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

Postby 5thHorseman » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:46 am

Oh! I forgot two of my favorites:

1) Killing the enemy ship with all of their systems red.
2) Killing the final Flagship phase with 30 hull; no fires, system damage or hull breaches; and all my crew at full health and at their stations.
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Re: Favorite way to win a battle?

Postby stvip » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:24 pm

Combustion, too.

It should be noted that preciion-killing is considerably easier in the first sectors now that Sensors can be manned. Whenever you are invulnerable to the enemy's weaponry, "Heavy" weapons have a good chance of achieving this, and ocassionally, any laser.

Medbay hacking - I always imagine the crew desperately banging on the doors: "The machine's gone crazy! For Heavens' sake, let us out!". This also causes them to get lined up against the doors - a fact which only a most nefarious, psychotically evil person would exploit for beam usage, yes? Reminds me of dropping a Breach Missile unto a full 4-person Medbay.

Lastly, the old-fashioned quadruple Mantis squad. One of my Mantis B ship names is "Free Hugs" (AKA "The Loveboat" or "Four by Four"), after all. It's fine, though, I bet the computer feels the same when it gives me an event with 4 boarders, and a teleporting ship.

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