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i feel like i've been fairly absent on social media in the past couple of weeks. half of the reason is that i just have a ton of crap going on both workwise and personal projectwise, and the other half is that since purchasing humble bundle 9 i've been spending a lot of time playing FTL.

the FTL obsession is wearing off some, though, so i'll probably be slowly inserting myself into this and the fb/g+ space again. This week i need to try to put finishing touches on my percussion quartet, finish up most of a recruitment poster, put together a budget report, and start planning for spring drumline and my own spring concert. all of that is doable this week, so next week in the evenings i'll probably sit down and actually write a couple of blog entries i've been meaning to for a while.

i'm still reading my friends page on at least a once-every-two-days basis though. it's nice to see it become more active with more personal things - my regulars have been supplemented with a handful of new people which has overtaken the predominance of the Doctor Who community on my friends feed, and i like that a lot.

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c_wraith
Sep. 24th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
I like FTL a lot. Though it's sad one particular ship is *so* much better than the rest of them.
lifeofmendel
Sep. 24th, 2013 09:51 am (UTC)
so far i've beat the game with that Tarus ship. I've gotten close twice with the Osprey ship, which i've determined kicks a lot of arse, but i keep on mismanaging my stuff at the end (like, twice i accidentally killed my best combat boarder because i forgot to turn off the super ultra laser towards the end of the match). i'll beat the game with that ship very soon.

my main goal, though, is to try to complete that annoyingly difficult to complete crystal ship quest.
c_wraith
Sep. 25th, 2013 01:26 am (UTC)
Surprise, the crystal ship is the best one! Well, the alternate form of it, anyway.

The Torus, alternate crystal, and alternate mantis are the ones I've managed to finish Normal with. The Torus is great because the Ion Blast 2 is the best weapon in the game (if not useful by itself), and it starts with one. The other two are amazing for boarding.
lifeofmendel
Sep. 25th, 2013 02:44 am (UTC)
I like the Osprey (or whatever it's called) because you start with 4 crew, your initial weapon is 3 shots making it easy to kill early shields, and that slow powerup weapon is pretty powerful, although halfway through i actually stop using it consistently because i'm spending so much time boarding and don't want to accidentally kill off the crew that's boarding because i forgot to turn it off.

I've gotten to the third boss pretty consistently, but i also pretty consistently deplete enough health in the second stage that i've died on the third stage because i don't have time to heal.

(this is on easy, by the way)

i feel like with a few more tries i'll be able to get it. my brother said that that the first time he won the game he used that ship. i just need to be more careful with the boarding aspect at the end. I get the impression that the Osprey never gets cloaking available in stores since i've never ever seen it. that would surefire win me the game, but i'm interested to try without it.

i've killed my top 5 scores with the Osprey too, wiping the score that i had when i beat the game. that's kind of odd. :)
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