Occasionally, I will have a play-through of FTL where my fuel supply runs dangerously low, and resupplies are few and far between. In these cases, I'm occasionally forced to "Wait" while exploring a sector, since I have no fuel to jump to the next way-point.
I've noted that my ship comes equipped with a distress beacon that I can enable when I am forced to wait.
- What does turning this beacon on affect? Does it increase the chance that someone (good or bad) appears quickly?
- Do I need to remember to turn it off once I've obtained some fuel?