A rogue-like adventure game set in space. It features a randomized galaxy in which a heroic crew must travel, fighting and trading along the way, to deliver the crucial data to save their galactic Federation.

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How does weapon power work in FTL

I cannot seem to work out how the power works for weapons in FTL. I picked up a Hull Laser II that consumes 3 power. I already had the Burst Laser II (consumes 1 power). I upgraded my power and got ...
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Does crew headcount or race influence oxygen usage?

My ship has a fixed volume, but my crew count can range from 1 to 8 and include various species. Do either of those two factors influence the rate of oxygen consumption?
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How much faster does an Anti Ship Drone Mark II fire than a Mark I?

The Anti Ship Drone Mark I fires a small laser. The Anti Ship Drone Mark II fires a small laser faster. How much faster? Is the firing rate of two Mark I drone's greater than the firing rate of a ...
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Utility of level 3 sensors?

Among all the discussion surrounding FTL, one thing I have not seen is a verdict on the wisdom/idiocy of upgrading to level 3 sensors. For those of you who never have, doing so allows you to see the ...
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Do anti-ship drones sometimes intercept enemy energy shot weapons?

Sometimes I swear, on all that is holy, I see my anti-ship drone shoot an enemy laser out of the air as it leaves its gun. This is similar to how a Defense Drone Mark 2 will shoot lasers out of the ...
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Can the Stealth Cruiser purchase shields?

Can the Stealth Cruiser ever purchase or otherwise obtain shields?
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How do drones choose their targets?

How do anti-ship and beam-drones choose their targets? Is it always random or is there some pattern or some other method?
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What happens to my FTL progress when I quit during combat?

In FTL, the "Save & Quit" options is disabled during combat. If I am in the middle of a battle and have to quit, will I lose all my progress, or can I still continue from some recent point, like ...
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Is rebel advancement determined by the distance between two beacons? [duplicate]

If two beacons are farther away from each other than others, does this greater travel 'distance' give the rebel fleet more 'advancement' than shorter distances?
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How do you complete the achievement 'Artillery Mastery' for the Osprey?

It says 'Get to Sector 5 without upgrading your weapons system'. The Osprey has two weapons systems, one for standard weapons and one for a special beam weapon it has. Am I restricted from upgrading ...
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Is it possible to get the Zoltan Shield/Engi Med bot dispersal etc through random encounters?

Each ship you unlock has certain features which distinguish it from the others. The Zoltan ship has the Zoltan Shield Augment, Engi ship has the Med Bot dispersal Augment etc. Is it possible to come ...
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Can crew members start with experience?

I noticed in that shops, potential crew members' experience bars are shown, but I have only seen them empty. Can crew members in shops start with some amount of experience? What about crew you get ...
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Are there any shops in hostile zones?

In FTL: Faster Than Light, each sector is labeled as either Civilian, [Species] Controlled, or Nebula. Each of these sectors has a corresponding color that determines whether or not they are Friendly, ...
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Can I lock my doors?

The GUI has two buttons on the lower right hand side of the screen, one closes all doors on the ship, and the other has two functions. If clicked once, the Open Doors Button opens all internal doors, ...
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Do Engi extinguish fires faster?

Engi are naturally faster at making repairs. Does extinguishing fires count as a repair action?
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Can the exit beacon be unreachable from all other beacons?

I just encountered a interesting RNG result. See the marked star? It cannot be jumped to, from anywhere. YES I have on-mouse-over-routes turned on. Could the game in theory, make such a star the exit ...
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When does dodge chance take effect?

Does the game roll for my dodge chance when the enemy weapon is fired, or when it would hit my ship?
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Can I turn specific weapon on auto fire without forcing all of my weapons to do so?

If I have 3 weapons on my ship, lets say an Artemis Missile, an Ion Blast, and a Pike Beam, can I have my Ion Blast on auto-fire at their shields, and then use the beam and missiles without them ...
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Does Healing Burst heal enemy crew?

It says it 'heals all friendly crew in the room' and 'can target your own ship'. Now I would assume that the specification of friendly would mean I could board an enemy ship, and use this weapon to ...
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Where is it more likely to find the Weapon pre-igniter augmentation?

I have found this augment a couple of times while playing FTL. Each time it has been a breeze when it came down to fights with this augment. Anybody has any idea as to which sectors is more likely to ...
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Are there any benefits to the Rockman other than their extra health?

In Faster Than Light (FTL) the Rockman has extra health and walks slowly but is that all he's good for. A really slow tank doesn't seem that great to me.
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How do I complete 'The United Federation'? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you collect all the crew types? One of the Kestrel achievements 'The United Federation' mentions having a member of 6 different species on your ship at the same ...
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Do multiple statis pods result in multiple Crystals?

I recently had a game where I found two Damaged Stasis Pods. They take up a valuable augmentation slot so I'm not sure if there is any benefit to taking a second one. I never found the Zoltan ...
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Any way to make your crew stop attacking a system?

So I have a game paused right now. Here's the dire situation: Enemy: Auto-scout, all rooms seperated from each other, ONE hull point left. Me: Teleporter on cooldown, two fully leveled rockmen ...
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What is the point of putting a Rock on the comm with the Mantis?

A couple times now, I've encountered a Mantis ship decorated with Rock body parts. If I have a Rock crew member, I am given a blue option to put him on the comm with the mantis ship. Every time I do ...
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Do enemy ships have limited missiles/drones?

Is it possible to wait for an enemy ship to run out off missiles and/or drones so that I can focus killing their crew with less pressure? If so, are the quantities fixed or random within some range?
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Which strategy best ensures survival? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I keep up with the power curve? So, currently I've only managed to get a high score of 1200. I tend to play in my lunchbreak as most games only last about 25 ...
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What determines what races a slaver can provide?

When encountering a slaver ship, you have a couple of options to acquire a new crew member. You can buy slaves, fight to receive a slave as a bribe, or kill the slaver crew to gain your choice of ...
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How do you get rid of boarders in FTL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I counter enemy away teams? In FTL, What is the best strategy to deal with boarders? I know the ideal is not to get boarded at all, but how do you make the best ...
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Is it possible to escape a fight without fuel?

I am stuck in a never-ending fight in FTL. Is it possible to escape the fight? I have no fuel, and no missiles left. My shield and my engine are top notch. The enemy shield has 3 slots. My best beam ...
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Farming rebel controlled sectors?

Does it ever make sense to not run from the chasing rebels? I often end up in the situation where my last couple jumps out of a sector are through rebel controlled locations. The fights are tough, ...
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If my doors are stuck open, how do I manually close them?

Awww, See... what had happen was... yea.... But now my doors are all stuck open over there with my crew holed up in the engine room. Nothing works but my weapons sort of and my engine and o2.
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What is FTL engine speed good for?

In "Faster Than Light" each upgrade of the ship's engine increases dodge factor, but also it increases you FTL speed, which starts at 1 and goes up to 2.75. What is FTL engine speed good for?
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How do I properly use the Adjudicator?

I'm currently playing with the Adjudicator, trying to get the unlocks. The Adjudicator seems to play very differently to the other ships, and I can't get my head around the "correct" way to play. ...
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FTL Boss impossible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I beat the final boss in Faster Than Light? I have this ship: To me it seems pretty impossible to win vs Flagship (it's the first flagship I have met) I have ...
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Does the stealth cruiser have innate stealth weapons capability?

Does the stealth cruiser have innate stealth weapons capability or must you seek out the augmentation during your voyage?
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Can I disable a ship without destroying it and without teleporters in FTL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips for killing enemy crew without use of boarding parties While playing FTL, one of the jumps resulted in me picking up an angry spacer whose ship had just been ...
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Does leaving a sector early give the player more time in the next sector?

In FTL the player can generally leave a sector before the rebel fleet makes it absolutely necessary to jump to the next sector. Often it can be a good strategy to spend a few extra jumps in a sector ...
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How do I get a system upgrade for advanced lasers?

How do I get a system upgrade? I have an advanced laser and adding power doesn't let me use it. It says system upgrade needed. Is a weapons upgrade what I need?
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What counts as “using only missiles” for the second Rock Cruiser achievement?

I am trying to get the second achievement for the rock cruiser "Destroy an enemy ship with a defense drone using only missiles." Can I get this achievement if I also use an Ion weapon? The text ...
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Why are the shields not upgraded?

I really don't understand the way shields are supposed to work. I know that you need to upgrade them, and I have done so for every game that I've played. But why is there only ever one blue marker ...
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How do beam weapons damage enemy crew?

Do I need to draw the beam directly across the enemy crew member, i.e. exactly over where they are stood, or does just damaging the room they are in also hurt any crew in that room?
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How do I properly use the Bulwark?

I'm currently trying to master the Bulwark, and am finding it a lot harder to make progress with than the Kestrel or Engi ships. Specifically, I find I'm running out of missiles a lot easier, and that ...
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FTL - What happens when your crew is full? will you still be offered new crew? can you elect to swap crew members?

I'm trying to get 6 different crew members on the ship but my crew is full; should I kill a current crew member to ensure space to take on new crew, or will I be given the option to swap if a new ...
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How to avoid being invaded by enemy in my ship? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to stop enemies from boarding? Is there a way to avoid enemies intruders in my ship from invading it? If so, which upgraded helps that ?
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Does ion weapon damage stack with cloaking and teleporter cooldowns?

The teleporter and cloaking device use a similar "cooldown" period to the ion weapons lockdown. Do those two abilities stack? In particular, if a ship cloaks, can I ion the cloaking device during ...
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What difference will the more skillful (1 star or 2 star) crew members make compared to a non-skilled one in FTL?

I checked out all tooltips in the game and their official website. Since FTL did not come with a manual I have no clue here. I know that they have something to do with recharge rates and percentages ...
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What is the signifigance of Drones being recognized as life forms?

Why is it that my Slug crewmembers count drones as lifeforms when showing the position of enemies using their telepathic abilities? Whenever I have no sensors or only one rank of sensors (or they are ...
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How to destroy AI ships without weapons?

I'm using the Basilisk, which has a teleporter and boarding drone, but no weapons. How can I manage AI (crew-less) ships? So far I've been teleporting my crew there and back, slowly chipping away ...
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Shooting vs. melee when fighting boarding parties

I noticed that, when two people are fighting against a single intruder in one room, one fighter usually moves closer and fights with the intruder hand-to-hand, while the other stands back and shoots ...