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by chanman
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Bugs
Topic: FTL Version 1.02.5 Live [YET ANOTHER UPDATE]
Replies: 117
Views: 157471

Re: FTL Beta Patch on Steam

Steam provides the benefit for being able to quickly push updates / revert updates on the fly seemlessly. Since we're such a small development team with limited testing capabilities, that's a pretty invaluable tool to let us put out a patch that might potentially have some issues before sending eve...
by chanman
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: DO upgraded engines really give you more time in each sector
Replies: 12
Views: 15348

Re: DO upgraded engines really give you more time in each se

Icehawk is right - it looks like that firing weapons while cloaked will run down your timer faster. I haven't tried it with beam weapons yet though.
by chanman
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: DO upgraded engines really give you more time in each sector
Replies: 12
Views: 15348

Re: DO upgraded engines really give you more time in each se

I haven't really tested it, but I think it might be possible that weapons that are targetted on the enemy ship before you engage stealth don't drop you out of stealth. I haven't gotten a stealth augment recently. If I do, I'll update this.
by chanman
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Info on the next build!
Replies: 19
Views: 32561

Re: Info on the next build!

How are you guys on the balancing front? Is the outlook to make more changes, or keep things mostly as they are? I'm in the not-happy-about-how-random-the-game-is camp. We'll be trying to balance the game as best as we can still, but the absurd amount of randomness is pretty core to the vision we h...
by chanman
Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Stealth Ship, wicked underpowered?
Replies: 7
Views: 5337

Re: Stealth Ship, wicked underpowered?

The location of the exterior blast doors on the stealth ship in particular makes it very susceptible to fires. I can't tell you how many times I've been screwed because I couldn't vent a fire without depleting nearly my entire ship of oxygen. The stealth ship also has a pair of central vent doors, ...
by chanman
Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Beta Poll Part B: For the expert FTL players
Replies: 36
Views: 21389

Re: Beta Poll Part B: For the expert FTL players

I feel that the end boss invites a direct approach (maybe the same criticism leveled at Deus Ex: Human Revolution). Every time I've beaten the final boss, I've had cloaking and lots of firepower - the ability to put out 8+ laser shots in a salvo with a fairly quick charge time or, lots of attack dro...
by chanman
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Yea just broke the game - Stalemate
Replies: 21
Views: 16885

Re: Yea just broke the game - Stalemate

I'd suggest that if the conflict isn't resolvable, the AI jumps out. In the Rebel Fleet situation like yours, a fresh ship should jump in too :D
by chanman
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Weapons choices and trade offs or <3 Burst Laser II
Replies: 11
Views: 10631

Re: Weapons choices and trade offs or <3 Burst Laser II

Changed the thread title to more accurately reflect content. As I see it, weapons that don't bypass shields must either be able to deplete them or have another weapon deplete the shields for them. In theory, Hull Smasher II does everything Burst Laser II can, but with double damage on empty rooms. I...
by chanman
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Weapons choices and trade offs or <3 Burst Laser II
Replies: 11
Views: 10631

Weapons choices and trade offs or <3 Burst Laser II

What is everyone favoring in terms of armament? I'm finding myself to be biased very heavily towards burst laser weapons. Simply put, in FTL there's no substitute for quantity. Against high dodge rate opponents, more shots simply means more chances to hit. Missiles and bombs only get one chance to h...
by chanman
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The fire beam is so much fun :D
Replies: 10
Views: 7743

Re: The fire beam is so much fun :D

I think I've seen external doors on a couple of NPC ships. Lord knows the end boss could have used some venting.

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Especially once it has no need for crew

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