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by GhoXen
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Crystal Guns
Replies: 6
Views: 6917

Re: Crystal Guns

The burst crystal weapon shoots multiple projectiles, even though its description doesn't say so. The reason why burst weapons often cost more power for the same amount of "normal damage" is because shields always take only 1 damage per hit (e.g. heavy laser hits shields for only 1 damage)...
by GhoXen
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The DA-SR 12 is godawful and needs a buff.
Replies: 37
Views: 22934

Re: The DA-SR 12 is godawful and needs a buff.

Glaive beam is god-damn powerful. One well-aimed hit and most ships in the first three sectors should go boom. The weapon is also one of the rarest out there. In all my playthroughs (a couple dozens at least by now) I have only come across one Glaive Beam. It wasn't found in a store either, instead ...
by GhoXen
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Last time I name my characters.
Replies: 6
Views: 5311

Last time I name my characters.

Having killed the final boss plenty of times with various good ships, I figured that I should start unlocking Type B for the... less privileged ships. My choice was the Stealth Ship, played on Normal. No shield, three humans, and the beam weapon was laughable. I was well on my way to sorrow. In my a...
by GhoXen
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What things would you like for a possible contentpatch
Replies: 48
Views: 22021

Re: What things would you like for a possible contentpatch

What I would like most above all is probably an official map/campaign tool, similar to those you would find in many RTS games and some dungeon crawlers (e.g. Legend of Grimrock). An addition like this will allow a huge flow of content from the fanbase itself.
by GhoXen
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Final Boss Guide (Spoilers)
Replies: 50
Views: 196348

Re: Final Boss Guide (Spoilers)

Has anyone had luck without stealth? Every time I go against him with stealth, the fight doesn't tend to be that hard. If I don't have stealth, I get crushed on the second stage. Those drones are more than enough to tear through rank 4 shields, and the beams will hit enough systems before shields c...
by GhoXen
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Final Boss Guide (Spoilers)
Replies: 50
Views: 196348

Re: Final Boss Guide (Spoilers)

GoldenShadowGS wrote:What difficulty?


Applicable for both difficulties. I didn't notice any difference in the fights on Easy and Normal. The only difference is that you get more scrap on Easy, so you may have better weapons and upgrades than on Normal.
by GhoXen
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Is the mantis cruiser B OP?
Replies: 10
Views: 11502

Re: Is the mantis cruiser B OP?

Try using the ship on Normal mode and prepare to restart the game several times if you get unlucky. 2 Mantis aren't very powerful. You will have a hard time boarding any ship that has a med station, and until you get a proper weapon your ship will be completely harmless against Zoltan ships or autom...
by GhoXen
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Final Boss Guide (Spoilers)
Replies: 50
Views: 196348

Final Boss Guide (Spoilers)

General If the text on the star chart isn't clear enough, the final boss will slowly jump from beacon to beacon towards the Base. There will be a lot of free repair stations in the system, and they are reusable (i.e. use "Wait" at a repair beacon will repair you again). At the same time t...
by GhoXen
Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Just beat the boss on easy. It was easy. :P
Replies: 33
Views: 16317

Re: Just beat the boss on easy. It was easy. :P

On my third playthrough, I had the Federation cruiser (with artillery laser). My strategy was to use two Ion Blast II (3 power, 1 ion damage, but only 4 secs cooldown), a simple Burst Laser II and maxed out Artillery Laser. I also have the Auto-Reloader augmentation, which increases weapon recharge ...
by GhoXen
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Got Secret Ship on first ever playthrough! (Spoilers)
Replies: 17
Views: 32870

Got Secret Ship on first ever playthrough! (Spoilers)

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4103/ftlb.jpg Without even paying any particular attention to it, I stumbled upon the secret Crystal Ship in my first ever playthrough. I heard that getting the ship is somewhat difficult, so here are some guidelines on how to obtain the ship. First , make sure th...