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by Dontmindme
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: If you think one can win all games, you are...
Replies: 23
Views: 12200

Re: If you think one can win all games, you are...

I have to disagree. My own research has determined that it is closer to 76.297% of numbers are made up. I suggest you go back through your data and look for calculation errors.
by Dontmindme
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: April 3rd is release date for Advanced Edition!
Replies: 11
Views: 6657

Re: April 3rd is release date for Advanced Edition!

Can't wait to try Hard Mode and better yet after being rusty after not playing for months. Woot!
by Dontmindme
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Advise a noob.
Replies: 10
Views: 8004

Re: Advise a noob.

It sounds to me as if you are well on your way to winning a game soon. Which ships are easier to win with is a highly debatable topic. The answer lies in each individual's playstyle. I'd say your best bet is to stick with a ship you've been playing. Familiarity breeds progress.
by Dontmindme
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Boarding vs Destroying?
Replies: 32
Views: 19614

Re: Boarding vs Destroying?

I'd take the BL2 in a heartbeat. It's just too easy to later get a teleporter. One purchased BL2 and your weapons are most likely boss-ready (I'm not thinking of any exceptions, but there might be one). You can't pass that up. The utter dominance that an early BL2 brings and the lack of damage you t...
by Dontmindme
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Boarding vs Destroying?
Replies: 32
Views: 19614

Re: Boarding vs Destroying?

What you are saying about Mantis destroying ships too quickly is valid, but we come back to slowing down the Mantis. Let's just say, for example, that turning them down to 1.5x damage would translate to maybe the enemy ship getting an extra shot off for let's say 2 damage. Even at 2 damage a pop, th...
by Dontmindme
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Boarding vs Destroying?
Replies: 32
Views: 19614

Re: Boarding vs Destroying?

Should be noted that thematically, it makes sense that taking a ship intact should increase the scrap reward. Compare that to blasting big holes in the side... When I first played the game, an early thought was that boarding should give greater rewards, and it turned out it did. The same with most o...
by Dontmindme
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: [SPOILER] has gotten too close, game over, but its far away!
Replies: 7
Views: 4640

Re: [SPOILER] has gotten too close, game over, but its far a

I believe how it works starts off as 5thHorseman said, you must have it 3 jumps away or meet it on the beacon with 2 jumps to go, but decreases with every stage. In other words, you must have it 2 jumps away or meet it on the beacon with 1 jump to go and after Stage 2 you must have it 1 jump away or...
by Dontmindme
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: I give up. Help me with Kestrel B aka Red Tail.
Replies: 7
Views: 11825

Re: I give up. Help me with Kestrel B aka Red Tail.

Taking out the drone control in Phase 2 isn't that much of a priority, taking out the missile launchers is. Not specific to the Red Tail, but I find the biggest problem with Phase 2 is energy management. I find it best to maximize defense, with the minimum of energy spent elsewhere. This means 1) A ...
by Dontmindme
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 69 hours, still no wins
Replies: 15
Views: 6830

Re: 69 hours, still no wins

The big trick is learning to deal with boarders. It doesn't take upgrades, but Doors 2 makes it much easier until you get the hang of it. The short story. Always fight the enemy in the MedBay (remembering to power it up for healing). The trick is to deoxygenate other rooms so the boarders have no wh...
by Dontmindme
Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How to get best rewards?
Replies: 4
Views: 3896

Re: How to get best rewards?

It's an unsubstantiated rumor. I've seen it posted before. It just isn't true. There is <deadCrew> or <destroyed> or <surrender> or <escape> leading to <gotaway>