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by JohnBWatson
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Transcendence 1.7 Released!
Replies: 49
Views: 5355

Re: Transcendence 1.7 Released!

The current trick is to thin out the defenders(the turrets are never replaced), and then level the station with a high DPS, high WMD weapon. While it's good to see the old 'hit it a few times with a howitzer, run off, then do it again when the defenders wander back home' exploit fixed, I can think o...
by JohnBWatson
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Transcendence 1.7 Released!
Replies: 49
Views: 5355

Re: Transcendence 1.7 Released!

The player can outrepair damage sources - patcher arms and the Iocrym equivalent can serve this role. That said, balancing station attacks could be better done by reducing the range/accuracy of some anti - station weapons, and giving station guards the speed and persistence necessary to chase down a...
by JohnBWatson
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Laser Weapons & the ICX too !!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: The decline in the importance of stealth tech

Re: The decline in the importance of stealth tech A lot of people have been predicting such a change for a while now - 'truck'-style attack aircraft loaded down with ECMs and other modular defenses are a lot easier to maintain and build than advanced stealth fighters, and, as components improve ove...
by JohnBWatson
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: A possibly dumb question about Armour...
Replies: 13
Views: 186

Re: A possibly dumb question about Armour...

Plasmas cannot be enhanced, and are usually underpowered even without considering that. A thermo howitzer can be taken up to +150% with tritium injectors, and then further enhanced with a speedloader(plus a lithium booster if you're running CC). The exception is the Ares Plasma Archcannon, which is ...
by JohnBWatson
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: For us who can't do the Modding...
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: For us who can't do the Modding...

I am sure that I can't be the only Mod deficient person in love with playing Transcendence and I am sure that those others would also like to see a new ship or two added onto the list of ships that you get with the game. It isn't that I don't like my Wolven ship, just might be nice to try something...
by JohnBWatson
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Stable (v1.7) Bug Reports
Topic: Trancendence Error While Gating to Dantalion System
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Trancendence Error While Gating to Dantalion System

If at all possible I would like to keep my current game and fix the issue; if anyone has any ideas? See if it's fixed by opening the game in the previous version. If that's the cause of the issue, switching back could resolve it. It's important to note that saves are one of the easiest things to br...
by JohnBWatson
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: A possibly dumb question about Armour...
Replies: 13
Views: 186

Re: A possibly dumb question about Armour...

Easy to kill? From what I remember about the Iocrym the last and only time I made it to the Galactic Core was that they were slow and that is the only reason I survived. I spent the entirety of the game running away and in the end unable to actually stay long enough in a single location to finish! ...
by JohnBWatson
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: For us who can't do the Modding...
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: For us who can't do the Modding...

I am sure that I can't be the only Mod deficient person in love with playing Transcendence and I am sure that those others would also like to see a new ship or two added onto the list of ships that you get with the game. It isn't that I don't like my Wolven ship, just might be nice to try something...
by JohnBWatson
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: A possibly dumb question about Armour...
Replies: 13
Views: 186

Re: A possibly dumb question about Armour...

Yeah. Base game Iocrym are nowhere near balanced - they're very slow and have no weaponry with range beyond the immediate front of their ships. You can basically rush to Heretic and kill a few of them for enough credits/rin for anything in the game.
by JohnBWatson
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: escort mod for playership idea
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: escort mod for playership idea

A one time 'match speed' ability would be sufficient, IMO. The vast majority of the time, that's all that's really needed.
by JohnBWatson
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: single crashes - report or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: single crashes - report or not?

Even if your code is the cause of a crash, that's still an issue with the game's engine. It should catch and handle exceptions it encounters, and the developer has modified it many times in response to such issues, in order to improve its robustness. Definitely report the crashes with as much releva...
by JohnBWatson
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Korolov Mission and the Charon Frigates
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Korolov Mission and the Charon Frigates

When dealing with frigates, you have it right. Just buy an initial stock of Stilettos and use them, and the frigates will go down long before they become a threat to the freighter. If they're not dying fast enough to satisfy you, either use the guaranteed Smartcannon or an omnidirectional turbolaser...
by JohnBWatson
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: How do I Destroy a Ares Phobos Class Destroyer?
Replies: 15
Views: 238

Re: How do I Destroy a Ares Phobos Class Destroyer?

Domina powers aren't a 1 - shot thing. They recharge over time, which is what makes them so OP. That said, limiting Domina powers in this way would be a very effective way to balance them. A lot of them are good enough that they'd be more than worth the effort required to unlock them even if they co...
by JohnBWatson
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: How do I Destroy a Ares Phobos Class Destroyer?
Replies: 15
Views: 238

Re: How do I Destroy a Ares Phobos Class Destroyer?

Taikon 200 isn't essential, and definitely isn't rare enough to waste a trading post on. Any late game shield is solid enough to protect you as long as you stay moving, change direction constantly, and avoid taking a direct hit from the Phobos's main gun. If you have enough credits(and, if you start...
by JohnBWatson
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: How do I Destroy a Ares Phobos Class Destroyer?
Replies: 15
Views: 238

Re: How do I Destroy a Ares Phobos Class Destroyer?

Thank you! I actually have a Gem of Contrition on me at the moment, but didn't know what it did other than be a really good offering to Domina! So I will give that a try and see how I do! Best of luck. Remember to focus fire on a particular section of the armor, and to avoid destroying the front if...