Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

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chronial
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Re: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

Postby chronial » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:56 am

you do not need a mantis at all to unlock the mantis ship
Ahogedono
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Re: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

Postby Ahogedono » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:21 am

Hilariously enough, the Type B Engi Cruiser is my highest scoring ship. (Yes on Normal) Admittedly, you're correct on all fronts. It's a hard ship to start with and I on occasion ended up getting wiped out in Sector 1. I honestly had to convert it into an Type A Ion/Drone build to succeed. I just immediately sell off a system repair drone and it's starting augment for enough scrap to get started in the right direction.
Zauron
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Re: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

Postby Zauron » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:27 pm

One thing that could really increase the usefulness of the OP is elements not shown such as how many drones the ship CAN have active at once when it gets the system installed (not all ships get the same). An advantage of the Engi cruiser is the fact that it can have 3 drones at once, but most ships can only have 2. Its also interesting to note how some ships have more or less total weapons they can have installed at once, but you can see that in the screenshots of all of them now, unlike the drones.

Also things like which rooms get which systems once they are installed that the ship doesn't come with, and other details like the fact that Fed Cruiser's can't have stealth systems installed, would be nice.
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GDK
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Re: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

Postby GDK » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:42 pm

chronial wrote:you do not need a mantis at all to unlock the mantis ship


Yes you do, you have to hail the ship, and only a matis crew can do it.
Mr.spacedude
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Re: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

Postby Mr.spacedude » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:25 pm

What about the Bravais just unlocked it and it looks vulnerable to say the least.

But the weird weapons might be worth it. I don't know
And how about the crew how are crystal-men different from rock-men
HELP PLEASE
GDK
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Re: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

Postby GDK » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:51 pm

Crystal crew are less vulnerable to suffocation but are vulnerable to fire.
They have less HP than rockmen (125 instead of 150).
They have the lockdown ability enabling you to lock ennemies in a room with you preventing them from going to the medbay, or having backup coming.
They are also faster than rockmen.
Zauron
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Re: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

Postby Zauron » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:04 pm

GDK wrote:
chronial wrote:you do not need a mantis at all to unlock the mantis ship


Yes you do, you have to hail the ship, and only a matis crew can do it.


No you don't, I unlocked it without a mantis. If you kill all the crew like normal you still get the blue options and can unlock the ship. The hailing the ship as a mantis is an optional extra for flavor and to give you the hint that you should kill the crew, but I happened to be taking out ships by killing crew anyway so I still got the ship.
Taron Millet
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SzarkiPL
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Re: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

Postby SzarkiPL » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:47 pm

I know hoe to gest undifinded cruiser :
http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Ships
At botton of the page
SleepyMage
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Re: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

Postby SleepyMage » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:07 pm

I seem to be having the worst luck while trying to get the Mantis Ship A. What kind of beacon is the event supposed to be, a distress, a possible ship zone, or an empty beacon?

I've gone through Mantis sectors many times, taking over ships mostly, and have never encountered it. Now that I actually want to collect the ship I still have no idea what I should keep my eyes peeled for.
GDK
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Re: Complete Ships Guide [SPOILERS]

Postby GDK » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:12 pm

IT's in the mantis HOMEWORLDS, not sectors.
Then it's a regular beacon with a fight.

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