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FTL: Faster Than Light Expansion Next Year

A free expansion is in the works for FTL: Faster Than Light which will be released for the throwback space strategy game next year along with a new version of the game that will work on iPads and iPad. The FTL: Faster Than Light website offers this trailer and the following details:

We’ve been working hard over the summer and are excited to finally officially announce a free expansion, FTL: Advanced Edition! FTL: AE is a huge content addition that includes new weapons, drones, augments, systems, enemies, and more. Here are some details on just a few of the additions visible in the trailer:

  • Mind Control System: Temporarily turn enemies into allies. Force a boarder to repair the damage they just did, or have the enemy pilot sabotage their own helm.
  • Hacking System: Lockdown and disrupt enemy systems. Unique effects for each system, ranging from forcing a teleporter remove boarders to making the medbay damage instead of heal.
  • New Sector and Events: Our writer Tom Jubert has returned along with special guest writer Chris Avellone (of Planescape fame), who managed to find some time for us between his work on Project Eternity and Wasteland 2. They’ve been helping us add a new sector and scatter new events throughout the rest of the game.
  • New Weapons and Effects: Many new weapons that take advantage of new mechanics: overcharging to increase the number of volleys, stun effects to freeze crew, and area effect targeting, to name a few.
  • And more systems, drones, augments, enemy ships, enemy layouts, and hostile environments. All of which we’ll be sure to talk about more in the coming weeks!

In addition to new content, we’ve continued to polish FTL and add some of the most requested small features. As a few examples: you’ll be able to save your crew positions and send them back to battle-stations, save and quit during combat, and find more items for purchase in stores.

For the purists out there, FTL vanilla will still be available. All of the new content can be disabled from within the hangar before starting a new game.

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40. Re: FTL: Faster Than Light Expansion Next Year Nov 12, 2013, 22:07 nin
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 21:08:
Beamer wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 18:40:
Random encounters always make you balance the risk and the reward. How badly do I need the scrap that I'm willing to risk a crewmember?

The biggest flaw in the game, in my opinion, is your second to last sentence. If you only have ion cannons and heavy lasers you have 0 chance against the final boss. Pulse lasers are the key to his second phase. If you can shoot out 5 or 6 pulse laser shots you can take that ship, regardless of your other loadout. If not, you're doomed. I suppose you could still do it with the right combination of numerous ion cannons (I'm not much of an ion cannon fan) and boarding crews, but generally I feel that either missiles or pulse lasers are the secret to the game, and the second phase boss renders missiles useless.

I've put something like 60 or so hours into this game, probably more, and won it many times (mostly on easy, only a few times on normal. I find normal much less fun.) Every victory has been with a major pulse laser ship. I've had really powerful ships without pulse lasers get to the second phase without ever really being touched throughout the entire game and just get decimated.

I've won using only heavy lasers and ion cannons. I've won using drones on the Engi ship. Pulse lasers are certainly preferable, but not necessary, IMO.

Anyway, I'm dying to try out that mod Whiskers posted.

Wow, that does sound nice!

 
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