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by PM
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Enemies that need rebalancing
Replies: 41
Views: 4006

Gaians could manufacture and replicate ammo for thermo cannons as needed.

Of course, that still will not help the Gaians escape premature death by Ringer station. Maybe Gaians and Ringers can have mutual neutral relations to give the Gaians a chance.
by PM
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: What shield do you prefer..
Replies: 40
Views: 6927

With an Efficiency Lazarus and an Enhanced Hyperion, it is possible to use level X weapons that use up to 300 MW, such as the IM90 or Fracture Cannon, provided your other devices do not bump power consumption much. This means no engines to speed up slower ships. Even with that setup, there are some ...
by PM
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: What shield do you prefer..
Replies: 40
Views: 6927

Back on topic, when fuel consumption is equal, I prefer lower point and fast recharging shields because of fuel consumption. Shields draw full power while recharging, and less when they are at maximum strength. That said, I have favorites: Solon: If the ship has no laser weapons equipped, the Solon ...
by PM
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: What shield do you prefer..
Replies: 40
Views: 6927

Once I get free fuel from CSCs, the solar equipment comes off, and I use real armor. I am eager to complete CSC missions as soon as possible precisely for the free fuel. This happens late in the game, and by then, most of the game is done. If I need to choose either armor regeneration or fuel regene...
by PM
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Pros & Cons of killing Ferian miners and\or stations????
Replies: 16
Views: 2501

Hives do not spawn infinite miners. After the hive spawns enough of them, no more miners will be spawned by that hive. After all of the miners are disposed, you can attack or destroy the hive to spawn warriors if you dare. The loot found in the hive is not very impressive, which is several dozen ton...
by PM
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: What shield do you prefer..
Replies: 40
Views: 6927

I always use cargo expansion with the Wolfen because 35 tons is not enough space if I find something good and big to loot and I need to loot it in a hurry. (For instance, a corporate station blows up, and I need to get the loot before the other ships loot it.) When I slow down, I stop, backtrack to ...
by PM
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: What shield do you prefer..
Replies: 40
Views: 6927

I often do not use a patcher arm because by the time I find one, I run out of slots. In a Wolfen, non-weapon slots are taken by reactor, shield, cargo expansion, and solar panel/jumpdrive. In a Sapphire, I use two or three weapons, an engine, and the other above four items. If I have solar armor, bu...
by PM
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Suicidal ai wreck clearing
Replies: 18
Views: 2060

I do not use mules. They are too slow and fragile, too difficult to park them where you want them, and 75 tons is not enough for the kind of hauling I want to do. The only time I would consider using mules in standard Transcendence is if I am hauling cargo between safe systems, such as from St. K's ...
by PM
Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Suicidal ai wreck clearing
Replies: 18
Views: 2060

I hunt salvagers when I can; but sometimes when I think I get them all, I miss one. Also, I do not know if salvagers can replace themselves as they are destroyed. If they cannot respawn at all, that would bring some peace of mind.
by PM
Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Suicidal ai wreck clearing
Replies: 18
Views: 2060

Yes, they are rare after St. Katherine's, but they can appear nonetheless; and the threat of their presence can deter storage plans until the salvagers are eliminated. The last thing I want is to drop some great loot, then a salvager takes it. Worse if it equips your loot, then you lose it because i...
by PM
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: What shield do you prefer..
Replies: 40
Views: 6927

When I tried the Trenton, a random group of Wind Slavers (or maybe it was Ares Sandstorms) almost tore my ship apart. 1 damage to armor adds up pretty fast when four gunships spam their blasters.
by PM
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Suicidal ai wreck clearing
Replies: 18
Views: 2060

Salvagers can appear up until the first system after Sanctuary.
by PM
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Ferian miners exploited (SPOILER)
Replies: 30
Views: 2736

As for the Ferians, the salvager idea sounds good, provided the salvager is slow and weaker than a warrior. Otherwise, might as well have the warrior salvage dead miners. If George wants to be evil, he can have the new Ferian salvager seek out and loot any wreck, not just dead miners, within 100 ls ...
by PM
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Domina questions...
Replies: 6
Views: 946

The XP cutoffs for successive ranks are 250, 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000. Second rank powers are Restore and Strengthen. Third rank powers are Defend and Nebular Sight. Fourth rank powers are Circle of Wrath and Ingenuity. Fifth rank powers are Desperate Escape and Shatter. Sixth rank has no powers. S...
by PM
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Domina questions...
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Attitude points determines access to contemplation in the Sanctum and free services from Pilgram's Aid. If the Sisters' attitude is zero or less, you will not be allowed to contemplate (except one time at the start of the game); and free fuel, repairs, and decontamination will be denied unless your ...