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by samjones
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Tips on the Fire Beam
Replies: 5
Views: 26444

Re: Tips on the Fire Beam

It works with any boarder. If you set a fire and keep your boarders a room or two away, fire isn't a worry for your boarders. You can't completely stop firefighting like you can with rock men, but you can force the enemy to make a choice between fighting your boarders and stopping the fire. It's way...
by samjones
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: List your Hard Mode suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 1679

Re: List your Hard Mode suggestions

The most subtle thing I can think of is this, change the mothership so that the two central weapons have doorways to the rest of the hull. It'd stop being such easy prey to boarders. A cool addition would be tractor beam. It's a separate system that disables cloak. To jump away from a rebel ship wit...
by samjones
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: The Red Tail
Replies: 13
Views: 13164

Re: The Red Tail

Someone should go through and calculate ships on damage per second. The red-tail will outpace most everything with its .4. Voltan A, which is a great ship, has only about .23 or so, and it's almost completely sunk by level 2 shields. I think normal with the red tail is easier than easy with the rock...
by samjones
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Tips on the Fire Beam
Replies: 5
Views: 26444

Re: Tips on the Fire Beam

Probably this is assumed, but upgraded sensors are really important with a fire beam. If you use a fire beam with boarders (and that's where it really shines), try to get shields burning and down, medical down and weapons no longer a threat (no missiles and not enough pew pew to overcome your shield...
by samjones
Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: How does a maxed Engine perform vs a maxed Shield system?
Replies: 22
Views: 46241

Re: How does a maxed Engine perform vs a maxed Shield system

It depends a bit on your situation. You want shields when: ⋅  It's earlier in the game, and you can get enough shields that most enemies can't crack them. ⋅  You have a limited crew, and might have to abandon pilot or engineer. ⋅  You have drone systems and a defensive ...
by samjones
Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Your most Crushing defeat
Replies: 30
Views: 38594

Re: Your most Crushing defeat

I had a game on normal in an asteroid field. I won the battle, but a fire took out doors, shields and engines. I had three crew (no rocks) and couldn't fight 10-12 squares of fires. I swapped people in and out of the two-square medbay and killed oxygen, hoping the fire wouldn't burn the oxygen tanks...
by samjones
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Boarding Overpowered? (Also Suggestions)
Replies: 10
Views: 6680

Re: Boarding Overpowered? (Also Suggestions)

I don't know if I agree with the subject. Boarding gets you a lot of money. It's really tough to beat the mothership without it. It's also really dangerous, though. It takes a long time to take down the offensive power of an enemy ship. You can lose crew in a lot of new ways, and that's a huge risk....
by samjones
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Engi B Tips
Replies: 9
Views: 23726

Re: Engi B Tips

I didn't knew repair drone takes no parts! It takes a part to start up the repair drone. You don't have to spend parts for the repair drone again until it's killed. The same is true for the anti-personnel drone. You can spin up a repair drone and an ap drone and switch power from one to the other w...
by samjones
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Stealth and Federation Cruiser?
Replies: 8
Views: 10187

Re: Stealth and Federation Cruiser?

Aw man! I thought I was just having terrible luck finding it in stores. It makes sense. The cruiser would be insanely powerful with cloak.
by samjones
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Can I play as a ship boarder?
Replies: 15
Views: 10349

Re: Can I play as a ship boarder?

So am I the only one that takes out weapons first? My process is usually to hit the weapons and then send the boarders to the weapons to keep the repair crew from fixing them. Boarding is pretty effective (and gets more so as your boarding crew levels up), but it takes a fair time. I don't want my s...