yuru Aug 11, 2013 @ 3:33pm
Did FTL receive a difficulty patch?
I own the game for a long time now and unlocked most of the ships a while ago. When I reinstalled FTL I couldn't help but find it rather harder than before.

Enemies get more weapons early on, more boarding, more drones and the AI tries to flee very often if getting low... so has FTL received a difficulty patch making it harder or is it just me?

Having trouble on easy now...
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endlightend Aug 11, 2013 @ 9:06pm 
Check patch notes? Difficult to access through Steam, but you can find them if you dig.
Twinge Aug 12, 2013 @ 12:33am 
Has not changes, no. What you describe is similar to the difficulty differences, though - were you playing on Easy before?
dq333 Aug 12, 2013 @ 7:15am 
I just died on the first encounter today, in less than 30 seconds, and got a grand score of 25. The enemy ship had a level 2 anti ship drone and a zoltan shield. LOL. I guess it didn't help that it was in one of those meteorite areas.... Damn this game is hard.
yuru Aug 12, 2013 @ 10:42am 
thank you for your helpful comment endlightend, you really contributed to the discussion... but no, there is no difficulty ballancing anounced in any of the recent patchnotes!

@Twinge I was playing on normal before, now easy is even slightly harder than normal... although I didn't receive a heavy beatdown as dq333. Sector 2 has ships equipped with up to 3 weapons and I encountered a drone having 4 weapons + cloak there...

I am pretty certain, this game got harder by far...
dq333 Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:20am 
I just got a 4000 on normal :)
Glen Willowroot Aug 12, 2013 @ 3:56pm 
Nope. Still tough as ever.
Nikto Aug 31, 2013 @ 6:50pm 
I haven't played in a couple months, and now can't survive the first encounter. Tried 3 different times. SOMETHING has changed.
Django Sep 1, 2013 @ 12:24pm 
no
Striderxdj Sep 2, 2013 @ 6:57pm 
Short of absolute extreme circumstances (such as the zoltan shield and level 2 drone in an asteroid field, lol), I don't see how it's possible to die in the first encounter... randomness is random.
[MiT] leefnmajors Sep 2, 2013 @ 7:29pm 
Onyxia is deep breathing more.
verarticus Sep 3, 2013 @ 12:11am 
Originally posted by Nikto:
I haven't played in a couple months, and now can't survive the first encounter. Tried 3 different times. SOMETHING has changed.
Unless you're being sarcastic that first line MIGHT be the reason. Just maybe.
sfnhltb Sep 3, 2013 @ 1:28am 
Can't say I noticed anything, played through the first sector last night in a new game (easy, hunting for last couple of ship unlocks) and did fine except waiting too long and having to fight the rebel in the exit system. It had 2 shields and I only had the rock penetrator gun (having sold other crappy weapons I had to get some doors/teleporter at a store), so got a bit trashed while I boarded, but that was my own fault.
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