Starfarer: Full of Potential, Oozing with Style

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  1. icepick37 says:

    I love this game. It's a blast once you get the hang of it. I think if you just close the fleet deploy screen the tutorial may continue? I can't remember. :/ The campaign is fun when you are kicking the crap out of pirates. I even managed to defeat a couple carriers with a couple of frigates. Not to shabby.

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Yeah, it'll take me a while to get the hang of it, I think, but I will eventually. I'm in no rush, especially since I have so many other games deserving of attention. I did close the fleet deploy screen, but there was nothing on the screen to select, so I couldn't do anything. It was weird. And how did you beat the crap out of pirates? I barely even knew what I should do next. ;)

      • Tony Parker says:

        I haven't played the game a ton yet, but I did manage to beat a few missions, so take my advice with a grain of salt…

        Sliding can be very useful (shift+a or d) as you can use it to help dodge while staying on target. Make sure you keep moving, learn when to use shields and when not to.

        In your picture of going after the one pirate I noticed that you were firing wayyyy before you were in range… The little wire lines in front of your ship show how far the guns can shoot and the weapon arc as well. Not sure if that was the issue or not.

        As far as the missions, generally you will want to set a attack order on the nav buoy for one of your fighter wings, just to get it out there. Then follow in with your fleet and take the enemy apart using most of your ships all together. :)

        Anywho, if you go to the starfarer forums, under general, the sticky at the top is a link to the manual, it explains some very useful things to know, things that I hope will make it into the in-game codex.

        • Brian Rubin says:

          All good tips, thanks so much! I'll revisit the game once my backlog cools down a bit and try these out. :)

  2. Therlun says:

    Don't you get reinforcement points while playing too? For capturing and holding mission objectives perhaps.

    I remember totalbiscuit bringing in reinforcements later in his WTF starfarer video.

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Yup, but in that mission I wasn't able to get that far. ;) I totally did in the random battle, if I recall.

  3. psycho society says:

    Did Alex send you a version before the release? I'm asking because in the new release the ship you used for the tutorial doesn't have graviton beams or flak cannons, but it does in all the previous versions. I've never heard of that tutorial bug, either.

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