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by hborrgg
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A couple questions about combat
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Re: A couple questions about combat

With the ion weapons it's generally better to just aim for the shield room and let your drone do the work. You can try to get shots in at their weapons or something else if you want to buy more time, but remember that each hit will only deactivate 1 power bar, not the entire system. Being able to st...
by hborrgg
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: diplomatic immunity/fed cruiser B -- help wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 10185

Re: diplomatic immunity/fed cruiser B -- help wanted

I never was able to get this one and wound up going for the "No weapon sys upgrades by sector 5." That one's not too hard as you can still upgrade the arty beam, drones, reactor, everything else to your heart's content.
by hborrgg
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Engi B Tips
Replies: 9
Views: 20661

Re: Engi B Tips

You don't seem a fan of venting O2, but at the very least it is good to upgrade the doors to rank 2 and vent some areas when you get invaded. The reality is that your AP drone dies pretty fast to 2+ invaders, *unless* it has the advantage of fighting in a vacuum. What I really hate about this ship ...
by hborrgg
Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Can I beat the 2nd form boss with my current ship?
Replies: 7
Views: 4459

Re: Can I beat the 2nd form boss with my current ship?

The problem with the second stage of the boss is all those beam drones. If your shields go down for a moment they are going to carve you up within seconds flat. However, if you are lucky then the drones might not be able to get through your shields on their own, which means that your only chance mig...
by hborrgg
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Defense Drone II?
Replies: 15
Views: 20534

Re: Defense Drone II?

Yeah I hate that, especially when it is trying to shoot down the lasers fired from enemy attack drones, and missing.
by hborrgg
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Engi B Tips
Replies: 9
Views: 20661

Engi B Tips

There seems to be a lot of hate out there for the Engi B and I'm not sure why. Personally I find it to be even easier than the Engi A, so here's some of the things I've discovered which make it work. There are a couple of common misconceptions people tend to have: Venting the oxygen out of every roo...
by hborrgg
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Harder difficulties?
Replies: 23
Views: 10433

Re: Harder difficulties?

Hard difficulty is just when the rgn hates you. All the fact that you won your first go proves is that you got lucky.
by hborrgg
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: This ever happen to anyone so far?
Replies: 11
Views: 4732

Re: This ever happen to anyone so far?

Vind wrote:Almost Image
The price for forgetting to buy cloak...

is that a crystal ship in the background?
by hborrgg
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Overpowered beginning
Replies: 11
Views: 5308

Re: Overpowered beginning

My first run with the stealth B I wound up with two Glaives mounted on the front before the end of the first sector. Not necessarily useful but it looked awesome. 8-)
by hborrgg
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The starting ship (layout A) is way underestimated
Replies: 20
Views: 9594

Re: The starting ship (layout A) is way underestimated

The BL II and Artemis however will last you all the way through the end of the game. With the red tail you spend most of the game desperately trying to find ways to replace those four basic lasers before you reach the boss.