In the third Rebel Flagship fight, if all my crew are on board the enemy ship when it gets destroyed, does the game count that as a win (Rebel ship is destroyed) or a loss (all your crew are dead)? Assume I do not have a Clone Bay.

  • I can't confirm this, but I've heard that if you destroy yourself and the rebel ship at the same time, it still counts as a win. I'd imagine the same rules apply here. May 19, 2014 at 17:18
  • @ColonelThirtyTwo Actually I've destroyed the rebel ship just as I was destroyed myself, and it counted as a loss. May 19, 2014 at 18:05
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    I've... never encountered this exact situation, but I can confirm that if the flagship starts breaking apart at any point before the 'game over' message would otherwise be thrown, you are instead treated to a victory. But in each of those screenshots, my crew is still alive as their ship becomes debris, so I can't say for certain. May 19, 2014 at 18:07

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You win.

You would also unlock the "Trustworthy Auto-Pilot" achievement for "[defeating] an enemy ship with all of your crew aboard it."

From the FTL Wikia: "However, it is possible to get this achievement by destroying the final boss with all of your crew on board the enemy ship, resulting in a win with no crew."

Source: http://ftl.wikia.com/wiki/Achievements

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    You win. But at WHAT COST!?
    – coiax
    May 20, 2014 at 12:30
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    They knew the risks when they signed up for this. May 20, 2014 at 17:43
  • Finally got around to trying this (though I did have a depowered Clone Bay). It worked as described, including the Trustworthy Auto-Pilot achievement. The "Credits" screen still listed all of my crew as if they had survived, interestingly. Jul 3, 2014 at 14:50
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    One last update -- did this without a Clone Bay. Still a victory, but this time the Credits screen listed an empty crew list (!). Jul 13, 2014 at 6:31

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