[Dtoid community blogger Wrenchfarm shares some valuable tips and tricks for survival in FTL: Faster than Light. Want to see your own words appear on the front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon]
FTL tells a bare-bone story that is as familiar and comfortable as an old shoe to a sci-fi genre fan.
If you're at all like me, what you will be doing for your first several hours with FTL is dying. Dying to space pirates. Dying to solar flares. Dying to tragic rolls of the dice.
In particular, it is wise to cripple the enemy's med-bay. You CANNOT win a fight in an active med-bay that is healing your opponents, so don't send your boys in without taking care of it. (On the flip-side, always try to fight invaders in your own med-bay!) Wait until some of their crew retreats to the infirmary to patch up regular ship-to-ship damage and start a fire in it. Let them take a bunch of damage putting it out, and drop your guys right on top of them before they can fix it.
You WILL fail in FTL - often spectacularly. That's why I keep coming back.
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