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Post Post #25  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:35 am

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In post 24, the worst wrote:VOTE: 2 (mantis for sensors => later boarding) in spirit
sinking funds into hacking now when we'll almost certainly see it at least once later feels like its gonna cripple us too much short term :(

saving scraps is all well and good but we've got the super super handy shield 2. unless we get a decent drop/event I'm not sure what we'd be saving for.

I feel like Hacking is one of, if not the best extra system to have, as long as you've got the drones for it. It allows for so much finesse, it also opens up a much more reliable crew-cull method for our current gunship.

As for scraps, Shields 3, Engines, Power, Doors, Sector 3 shop, you name it, but I guess we're hiring a mantis :D
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Post Post #26  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:45 am

yeah absolutely but as long as you look for cloak+hacking as a priority we're almost certain to get it later when there's more value add imo -- hacking really shines when you up against ships with like 3-4 shields and 1000 weapons

in the meantime we can have some groovy crew members C:
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Post Post #27  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:50 am

VOTE: 2
lets get the worst as a crew member
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Post Post #28  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:51 am

VOTE: 2 will do
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Post Post #29  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:37 am

Welcome aboard TehWorst the Mantis! You'll be responsible for manning the Shields and sub-systems for now.
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Jump 8/18

Well that was fast. Time for another decision to be made.
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Vote 6

1)Manually search the wreckage for survivors and equipment.
2)Avoid the risk and wait to jump away unscathed.


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Post Post #30  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:39 am

VOTE: 1
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Post Post #31  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:21 am

VOTE: 1
my captain says we search so we search
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Post Post #32  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:37 am

VOTE: 1
inb4 i die O7
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Post Post #33  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:09 am

Manually search the wreckage for survivors and equipment.

No one died here, I'm impressed. (+16 scraps + Combat Drone Mk.I)
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Jump 9/19

Another pirate ship (Basic laser, Leto missile launcher), more stuff for us.
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We'd want to refrain from firing missiles if we can make do with our Burst laser II, we take 1 hull damage as the enemy missile hits our Life Support.
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Another missile takes our hull down to statues yellow, but with their Weapon systems disabled, it's the end of this combat.
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You know what happend to every other ship that tried to escap-
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Actually that's a decent deal. We'll spare you this time :good: (+8 missiles +2 drones +9 scraps)
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Jump 10/20

Upgrade Oxygen/Life Support for 17 scraps, I'll take it (-17 scraps, +1 Life Support)
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Jump 11/21

Sell off our drones for scraps, this Sector's been for a hell of a deal. (-12 drones +48 scraps)
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Jump 12/22

Second market of the sector :/ Guess this sector was an "important hub" after all.
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Sold off the combat drone and repaired 1 hull (+23 scrap, +1 hull, - Combat Drone Mk.I)
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I'm leaning on buying either the Burst laser I or Ion Charge I, but the Fire meme is a possibility.
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Vote 7

1)Buy laser.
2)Buy ion.
3)Buy fire meme.
4)Buy 1 crew (slug or human).
5)Save scraps.
6)Something else.

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Post Post #34  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:07 am

VOTE: 3
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Post Post #35  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:12 am

If firebringer was on weapons I'd do fire meme, but instead I've decided to read the tips and split the vote.

VOTE: 2
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Post Post #36  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:38 am

We don't have enough shieldbreaking power to make good use a Beam (and in fact, are in serious risk of being walled by opposing ships in the next few sectors). The Artemis is helpful in that regard (and so we should hang onto it), but we need a bit more.

The Burst Laser and Charge Ion will both help with that, but will lead to rather different styles of ships. With the Charge Ion, we'll need to play very defensively later on, as using it to pierce a large number of shield layers is slow (you have to shoot a full charge followed by a number of partial charges in order to keep the opposing shields locked down), but it will eventually allow the rest of out weaponry to destroy anything. Meanwhile, the Burst Laser will allow us to put more immediate power in each volley; it'll probably need a third weapon to complement it at some point, but the final build we're looking at there will likely be more of a glass cannon, aiming to defeat opponents by sending a huge volley of lasers at an critical system and disabling their ship before they can overwhelm a comparative lack of defences.

I'm personally more inclined to recommend the Ion; Laser+Laser+Laser and Laser+Laser+Ion are decent three-weapon builds, but Laser+Ion+Ion is terrifying (and Laser+Ion+Beam can be good depending on the specific weapons involved), so the Ion will give us more flexibiity in what endgame builds we aim for later in the game (and even if we're very unlucky with shops and find no more weapons, at least Burst Laser 2 + Charge Ion is a combination that can't quite be outright walled by an opponent). The Charge Ion is also one of the best weapons for getting through Zoltan shields, which is always nice utility to have when you don't have a Drone system.
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Post Post #37  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:25 pm

VOTE: 2
Sheeping cfj!
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Post Post #38  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:31 pm

VOTE: 2
sheeping teh worst
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Post Post #39  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:22 pm

@cfj are you gonna join the crew? ^_^
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Post Post #40  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:28 pm

Four crewmembers should be enough to win, and I have a feeling that if I join I'll die horribly :-P

If a fifth crewmember turns up, though, I guess I'd be the obvious choice (and I'll start voting at that point; up until then I guess I don't have a vote because I'm not part of the crew).
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Post Post #41  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:27 pm

we DEFINITELY need a fifth <: edited fur luls

boarding kestrel op, maybe you could be my mantis twin?
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Post Post #42  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:52 am

Buy ion.

The crew decides the Charge Ion would be the best way to spend our scrap at the store, so that's what we've bought, along with 5 more fuel and 1 hull repair. (+5 fuel +1 hull + Charge Ion I -67 scraps)

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Jump 13/23

Spoiler: Long Range Bacon 2
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Rebel auto-scout with Ion I and Small laser, another flawless encounter.
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Double rewards again (+3 fuel +2 missiles +2 drones +25 scraps)
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Here's the current Sector, had we been 1 jump late we would've had to fight through a Rebel Elite and Artilery in order to reach Sector 3.
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Vote 8

1)Uncharted Nebula (high)
2)Engi Controlled (low)

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Post Post #43  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:56 am

VOTE: 1
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Post Post #44  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:38 am

The uncharted seems fun, let's do thata gain
VOTE: 1
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Post Post #45  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:45 am

VOTE: 1 alrighty Uncharted it is
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Post Post #46  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:48 am

Sector 3

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Pour some scraps into the Weapon System to get the Charge Ion online (-35 scrap +1 weapon system)
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Jump 1/24

Selling off some missiles at the local black market for scrap, nothing unusual going on here :shifty: .(-10 missiles +30 scraps)
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The Reactor needs some improvements in order to supply power to all the systems we're running, so heres to that. (-20 scraps +1 power)
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Jump 2/25

Biggest encounter so far; Pirate Fighter with 2 Shield layers, Zotlan Shield, Ion I and Burst laser II (in hindsight I should've let the crew decide whether to fight here).
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The Charge Ion makes its glorious debut as it takes down the Zotlan Shield along with the triple barrel, the enemy's firepower results in 1 hull and 1 Shield damage to us.
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Our single shield layer is dropped by the ion, and the Burst laser II eats at our hull dealing 3 additional damage.
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With a missile and two more laser barrages, the Pirate ship's eliminated. Unfortunately, no double reward for us this time.
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Jump 3/26

Spoiler: Empty Bacon 3
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Jump 4/27

Upon arrival, we catch a glimpse of a heavily damaged Federation ship hiding in the nebula of this beacon. Do we attempt to follow them, or do we stay put?
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Vote 9

1)Attempt to follow and help them.
2)Keep your position, they can handle themselves.

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Post Post #47  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:52 am

VOTE: 1 with extreme prejudice!!!
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Post Post #48  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:22 pm

VOTE: 1 with no prejudice.
I don't like prejudice.

prejudice is for ducks only
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Post Post #49  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:24 pm

VOTE: 1
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