jdreyer wrote on Feb 28, 2018, 19:33:
Task wrote on Feb 28, 2018, 14:56:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 28, 2018, 13:48:
Task wrote on Feb 28, 2018, 09:33:
Got it as well on Humble Bundle - been playing FTL recently too, 22 hrs logged over recent weeks and I died everytime as per usual :o. The perfect game to take with me on my Macbook Pro and this one runs fine on it too after quickly testing it last night.
Dying too much: what difficulty? Where are you dying: beginning, middle, end? I always go for Shields and engines first. Preventing damage is so much cheaper than fixing it. Never hesitate to get a burst laser 2. Combined with a beam weapon and judicious use of the pause button, it's a devastating pair.
I find that my laptop runs FTL fine, but that it sucks battery life, moreso than similar games like GSB. Hopefully ItB is better optimized.
I bring my plug for the laptop, but anyways I'm just bad at the game, bad luck, bad decisions. I generally know what I do wrong though. I've been watching VanguardOfValor to get better. One key thing I never did before was just stop to pause more often, pausing is definitely key.
Yeah, pausing and firing weapons in a specific order is a critical tactic.
The game is tweaked well, I've won many different ways using different ships with different tactics, I.E. destroying ships using fire, killing all the enemy crew by teleporting Mantis warriors, etc. THat being said, even on easy I can only win about 50% of the time. But the game is a ton of fun even if you fail.
I was making it to the Flagship at least 75% of the time on Easy, probably more like 90% of the time I made it out of the first sector. Winning probably 2/3 of that.
It wasn't until I decided to play each ship until I won that I genuinely got pretty good.
Crystal B is the best ship in the game. I'd say it's probably damn near broken. If you make it out of the first sector, you can win on any difficulty level. For ships you're more likely to have unlocked, Zoltan A is a beast. The Halberd Beam is an incredible weapon, and figuring that
out really changed my win rate.
For starting out and learning, collecting laser weapons is the best strategy. On Easy, the final boss only has 3 shields. If you can bring 5-8 laser shots you're probably going to win. If you can add cloaking to that you will win. Not going to be the best tactic, but it's a quick one to learn.