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I played this game on release and really enjoyed it but never got to kill the final boss ship.
>suddenly urge to play this
>"advanced edition"
>shitwhat.jpg C class ships
>go B class mantis ship, get hacking and make an unpunishable sick boarding party
>make it to sector 8 anhilating stuff
>phase 3 Rebel flagship has zoltan shields
>I literally can't do a single thing (because I got greedy and had no weapons, sold them for shield/engine upgrades.)
Most fun I've had with this game, why is it so good?
More games need this type of tactical almost RTS tier gameplay without actually being an RTS, you can pause or just let things play out, or do both.
FTL thread?
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>>323901142
You're telling me you've never reached the last phase of the Flagship?

Also if you like boarding, try Lanius B, Boarding + Clone bay is a neat mix.
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>>323901874
There is a phase even after the zoltan shield one? Nice.. Don't spoiler me exactly but phase 1-3 are easy enough, except that I needed a zoltan shield bypass
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>>323901142
Did you just run from every zoltan ship before the end or something?

One of my favorite strategies is just save up every missile I can throughout the run. Then, just unload them all on the flagship. In one run I had saved up over 100 missiles for the fight. It went down easily.
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>>323902169
Sorry mate, but phase 3 is the last one is what I meant.

I'm surprised that you only got to phase 3 with boarding, since it takes getting used to.
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>>323902186
>In one run I had saved up over 100 missiles for the fight
Fucking how? I barely use missiles and even then I never had >40.

Though I know what you mean, though while missiles a shit, bombs are the bomb.
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>>323902917
>get more scrap and missiles if you win by boarding ships
>buying every missile at shops
>rng luck
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There's Captain's Edition mod for FTL. I played that for like 300 hours.
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>>323902917
against almost all ships, bombs are just slower missiles
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>>323903451
oh, correction, slower missiles that can't do hull damage
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>>323903451
Breach bombs will fuck a ship up harder than any missile will.
Also bombs charge faster than 80% of missiles.

>>323903251
>buying every missile at shops
Jesus Christ where does all your scrap come from? Boarding gives more, yes, but not enough to waste scrap buying missiles.
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>>323903380
I tried this and shit was just way too crazy. I could barely consistently beat the game on normal in advanced edition, that mod makes it so much harder. I can't handle it.
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>>323902281
I was mainly boarding before advanced mode, it appeals to me alot
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>>323904294
just get a bunch of ion weapons next time
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>>323902186
How the fuck off do you find enough missile weapons by the end? I've tried to do a few runs in the Rock ships aiming for mostly missile boats but always end up having mostly lasers / ion / beam by the end because that's what's out there.

Also: how good is flak? I've heard Adv > 1 > 2
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>>323904697
That's the correct DPS rate I think
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>>323901142
>Most fun I've had with this game, why is it so good?

A lot of in depth strategies that are all viable to some degree and micro management.

>FTL thread?

No thanks, I've had my fill. Unlocked all the ships and their styles, beat the boss on all difficulties and I don't want to talk about the game anymore since there isn't a topic that hasn't been touched on.

Good luck with your thread though Op.
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>>323904697
Yeah, you're on the money.

Actually till now I though Adv = Flak 1 that costs less power.
Never thought it charges faster.

But only Lanius B has Adv, so yeah.
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I hate how the faggot devs label the difficulties.

Before the massive update, "normal" should have been labeled "nearly impossible".

Only way to play FTL and actually have an enjoyable time is to play on easy, where the game doesn't constantly fuck you over nonstop.

Challenge is one thing, but being unfair as well as being at the mercy of HEAVY rng bullshit, almost ruined FTL for me.

I beat the boss a few times on Easy. I never even attempted normal past the first time.

I'm not a masochist. Losing several hundred times until I get luck with rng rolls and whatnot to maybe get past mid game is not worth the effort for anyone that is sane.

Is the updated version still just as masochistic?
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>>323904697
>I've tried to do a few runs in the Rock ships aiming for mostly missile boats but always end up having mostly lasers / ion /

In my experience, it's always better to have multiple weapons that can hit more times, than a single hard hitting weapon. Missles are kinda shit anyway, since the strongest missle weapons, are out shined by gatling lazers.

>Also: how good is flak? I've heard Adv > 1 > 2

Best weapon in the game, since it charges fast and each shot has multiple projectiles in it, like a shot gun shell. Just go with what you get since there is no strategy to get the better weapon consistently.
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>final phase

fucked me hard the other night, only recently purchased the game
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>>323906826
Why not just try for yourself?
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>>32390682

>I don't roll with the punches and reach the boss 95% of the time, so the game is shit

You are right about not being able to beat the boss if you don't get key upgrades, but the journey is the adventure, you casual.
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>>323906972

Because I don't want to get mad today.
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>>323906367
>tfw close to a hundred hours in and never had a Vulcan

also
>Fully charged Vulcan
>Ion II
>Hacking
>Cloak(?)
How did you fuck it up so hard?
Why didn't you upgrade O2 and Cockpit?
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>>323906826
>Before the massive update,

I haven't played in a while. What did this massive update do?
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>>323907770
The advanced edition? Adds a bunch of weapons like guns that fire faster over time, or can charge up shots. Adds a few new systems (hacking, mind control, clone bay). Adds a new species that de-oxygenates rooms, and a bunch of new sectors and encounters. Adds hard mode. Probably some more stuff.
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>Playing as lanius
>Going for the <20% oxygen achievement
>Sector 4
>Enemy with hacking
>They hack doors
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>>323908420
Why not just shut down life support?
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>>323908545
Cause I still have other races on the ship, finding Lanius in shops is rare.

Unless you mean to kill myself, I still have stuff to do.
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>>323908921
Just get everyone else into the medbay and try to finish off the enemy quickly.
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>>323909005
Hacked
Doors
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>>323901142
>More games need this type of tactical almost RTS tier gameplay without actually being an RTS

Piece of cake.
Leave it to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfbXoHpiIxw&list=PL487C0D31992F1EAA
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>>323909083
Hacking pulses only last so long, don't they? And it takes a while for oxygen to run out.
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>>323908420
>lanius
Anyone got the comic where the Lanius thinks that those aliens are crazy because they use oxygen which is flammable?
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>Get a lanius
>No idea what to do with it
They're right there at the bottom of the list with rockmen.
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>>323906826

>Is the updated version still just as masochistic?

it's a little easier. Flak is basically OP. A lot of the new features are pretty niche though. Also boarding is a little tougher.
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>>323909350
They last long enough to suffocate anyone who isn't Lanius/Crystal if you have no oxygen, of course the duration depends on what level of hacking they have.

Though maybe with lvl2 O2, oxygen could recharge fast enough to save them. Might try that out sometime. Honestly I don't know why the thought of disabling oxygen never crossed my mind, maybe because the hack is so sudden that I fuck up.
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What about Captain's Edition?
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>>323909670
they're kind of fun for repelling boarders
I use them to harass them while they're suffocating, so they can't cut their way into the next room until that one's in hard vacuum too
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>>323909857
Adds several shittons of stuff
it's pretty fun
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>>323909670
Lanius make good boarding crew and you can put them on areas you don't want to get on fire.

Usually by the time I find a lanius I have all posts covered so I just leave them either as roaming or in the O2/Medbay/Doors
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>>323909670
Shove it in the back of the ship to man some system that isnt essential and drain oxygen from all surrounding areas. Doesnt matter if theres holes/fire in there because its out of oxygen already
They are also great for defending vs intruders since you can drain oxygen from a room and the intruders will die much faster than your Lanius

also
>tfw pic related
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>>323909670

I put them in charge of the rooms near the edges of ships where no one is going to be walking through and getting damaged.

It's actually helpful to have them in charge of shields or weapons because they can fix breaches without suffocating and fires go out quickly without air.
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Would a vulcan benefit more from pre-igniter or reloader?
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>>323910223
>Check crew
Oh boy, you're in for some fun times.
At least you have enough scrap for lvl3 doors.
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>>323910595
He also has an onboard defense drone. Maybe it'll actually be useful for once.
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>>323909670
They're good at boarding, work nice with auto-ship
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Anybody got those Starsector webms? I'm looking for em
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>>323910404
Both are good but ultimately id say pre-igniter takes the cake if you have enough spare scrap
10% is not that much, especially since the fully charged firing speed is already fast as fuck
Also pre-igniter is almost always better with every other weapon and fucks up every minor ship before they can even retaliate
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>>323901142

>buy game at launch
>play 150+ hours
>never beaten the flagship, closest I got was phase 3 on easy
>tell room mate about it, he buys it
>beats the flagship on his 12th run

Never had I been more butt mad in my life than at that moment.
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>>323910404
Preigniter definitelly.
Cutting out 11 seconds and going straight to level 2 is insane on Vulcan, since it spins up even faster.

A fully spun up Vulcan is a monster.
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>can barely reach the end on super easy
>never beaten even one of the phases
fuck you guys
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>FTL thread
/v/ reveals how fucking casual it is
I'm disappointed in you guys
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anyone else really want a sequel? i'd love to see stuff like battles with multiple ships or some form of multiplayer
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slug b is the best ship in the game
gotten me to the final area way more times than any other ship
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>>323912681
Slug B? Is that the one without a medbay?
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>>323912328
>>323911163
How often do you pause? Do you time your weapons shots efficiently and juggle energy between systems to keep them all running at maximum power when they need to?
It takes a lot of cheesing but you should get to flagship phase 2/3 in almost every game on easy, unless you get solar flare vs a rock ship with level 1/2 shields tier rng assfucked
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>>323912681
not sure how you managed to misspell engi there.
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>>323912328
>Go to more red sectors, as those give more scrap.
>Board/Eliminate crew if possible.
>Know which weapons are good
>Use that spacebar
>Run from fights if it isn't worth it
>Level your crew on asteroid fields/sure wins
It isn't that hard. Though sure RNG can fuck you over.

>>323912605
I can only see one way of multiplayer working
>Both can pick whichever ship
>All crew automatically max level
>Both have a budget of scrap
>They use that budget to buy shit from shops to gear up
Then they fight, pausing is disabled
This should encourage exploring builds, but I bet after a while people would just go with what's known to work.
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>>323912769
http://ftlwiki.com/wiki/The_Stormwalker
yea you use the healing beam to heal your crew instead
shit is fun yo
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>>323901142
I beat the Flagship on my second run. At least play Easy mode if you're really having trouble.
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>>323912605
>FTL 2
>You're the Rebel whose mission is to stop the Fed data carrying ship
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>>323913123
>Only access to Human ships
Please no
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>2016
>still playing indie garbage games
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>>323913123
>ftl2
>after the primary ship is destroyed, you as a rebel commander will have to retreat and develop your alliance with various races (free travel instead of a race to the finish) and then either defeat the alliance (or whatever it is called) or ally yourself with it by the help of your alliances with the other races
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>>323913123
>Human crew only
No thanks, this is the one time I'd gladly be a race traitor.
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>>323913426
jesus, fuck off you twat cunt
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>>323912862
problem with a multiplayer adaptation of FTL is the RNG aspect
the first guy to hit his opponent's weapon room wins
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>>323913520
could be that there are a new type of "alien" being that the rebels use ai controlled ships, they could have a physical body like EDI does in mass effect 3
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>>323913898
or just have the now severely weakened federation and rebellion have to work together against a larger threat, say the Lanius grand fleet decides to show up
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Still need to win on Fed C and Crystal B which I havent unlocked yet, fuck that quest.All wins except a few are on hard.
Game is good.
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>>323912540
FTL is not a casual game yo
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>>323901142
Ive gotten up to stage 3 but I got absolutely shit on every single time, never tried beating it with boarding though
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>>323914207
its fairly easy to start up and play a bit of it, you can play it casually
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>>323901142
I've played FTL too much

Do you remember that... get crystal with rock ship achivement? Took me like 2 straight days to get that one, fuck rng....

If anyone wanna know how to win, play like this
BOARDING ALL THE TIME FOR CASH

Then use cash to buy op weapon, like high tier ion or just very good for energy laser dps, and win. that is it
Remember to upgrade engine for evasion
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>>323914276
boarding is mostly used to shut down the triple missile launcher
you need one hell of a good boarding squad to even attempt a full scale invasion
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>>323913434
This
>Rebel has to work with pirates
>Doing dirty jobs such as bombing fuel station or ambush cargo ships
>Small fleet building
>Can order autoscout to ram into hostile ship
>Shipcraft, weaponcraft
>Space magic radiation causes mutation on crew
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I have a problem. I have beat it on normal with all the ships though. Fuck Slug C, took me forever
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Ive gotten a mod that removes the rebel ships approach until the final zone so I can essentially turn it into a space-faring RPG game until the final boss

Its fun as fuck but I lose fuel quickly, hopefully I'll be able to unlock some of those RNG ships

Mantis is a bitch to unlock
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>>323914694
now go for hard mode
that said Slug C the hardest? For me finishing the game with Stealth C was the most painful, that god damn ship is a cruel joke
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>>323914694
How in fuck did you make Stealth C work?
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>>323914694
Slug C is my favourite ship.Mind control+Hacking slowly kill all crew.
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>>323915005
you pray to the RNG gods nobody hits you before you buy shields?
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>>323914710
You should get the captain's edition with the infinite loot and infinite space mode or whatever it's called.
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>>323901142
if you rely on boarding, you better bring something to disable shields (ion and beams do best dmg against supershield)
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>>323912806
I'm a scrubadub that leaves weapons on auto until the ship blows up. I do target things and think things through by pausing, but other than that I don't micromanage that much.
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Most broken boarding run I ever had.
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>>323917051
>I'm a scrubadub that leaves weapons on auto until the ship blows up
That only really works when you have weapons with the same reload time.
Would be neat if the game had an auto salvo option, which would wait until all the guns are charged and then fire them. Although that still wouldn't account for projectile speed.
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>>323917182
I was going to question your crew choice but it actually makes sense.
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>>323907607
The Vulcan is GOAT-tier especially in terms of fun, but the spool up time means you'll need to think long and hard when you come across it because in the wrong build you'll get killed before it even takes down all of an enemies bubbles.

Pic related is already fully spooled up.
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>>323917812
I had a bunch of engi and humans for a while, but at some point I kept getting offered Mantis and thought fuck it, might as well go all the way.
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>half of everything unlocked
>enjoying it
>some update, I think it added cloud sharing
>game acts as if I've never touched it
>everything is wiped
>can't find the old save file, not sure where it would be
>can't work out if I can restore it or not
>no desire to play ever
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>>323917182
All it's missing is stun bombs.

Also how useful is the battery?
I found that almost every time I got one, I didn't really need it.
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>>323918070
get a save editor and unlock what ever you unlocked.

I like to see my stats from time to time but it shouldnt be a disincentive to play the game
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>>323918462
The battery is kinda hit and miss.

Sometimes you want to use that one system for a short while without taking power from other stuff.

Though IMHO if you can get a pair of Zoltan they are better than it
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