humanvegetableonline2002 Sep 28, 2012 @ 5:25pm
High score thread.
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5,519 with the Osprey.
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Cabelo Sep 28, 2012 @ 6:15pm 
William Sunderland Sep 28, 2012 @ 6:23pm 
Can you be updating the leaderboard? There was another thread like this but the OP dissappeared. Your score is MASSIVE for easy btw. 4573 is the top for me, on Normal :)
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hghwolf, 2legit2quit Sep 28, 2012 @ 6:59pm 
Eh, I`ve got 5113 as "top" score on easy, but I was using a mod to deactivate the fleet (unlocking ships). Maybe OP did that too ?
Cabelo Sep 28, 2012 @ 7:06pm 
i didn't use any modification but this square ship is too easy to use = win
William Sunderland Sep 28, 2012 @ 7:19pm 
I'm thinking that if you can kill rebel fleet ships easily you can probably increase your score indefinitely by just jumping back and forth in their control area (since they give 1 fuel each time you kill one). Each ship kill gives you 20 points.
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Cabelo Sep 28, 2012 @ 7:32pm 
the problem is that if the flag ship hit your base the game is over
William Sunderland Sep 28, 2012 @ 7:58pm 
Originally posted by Cabelo:
the problem is that if the flag ship hit your base the game is over
You do it in previous sectors.

On another note I'd really like to know how OP managed to reach that score.
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humanvegetableonline2002 Sep 29, 2012 @ 12:41am 
I did not use anything to help me cheat. Not even FTL wiki to help me on this particular run. I now use FTL wiki to help me make more informed decisions.

My decision making process was heavily influenced by the score formula:
(20 * destroyed ships) + (10 * visited areas) + (scrap).
If there were multiple decisions to be made at one moment, I would ask myself, "Which decision would maximize my score without killing me?"

For example, if I was given the option to surrender for 13 scrap, I would say no because a destroyed ship is 20 points along with the 10-15 scrap it'll drop. 13 is less than 30.

If I had to risk a crewmember for some scrap, I would say yes and in this particular run, I lucked out a lot and lost nothing and gained scrap.

I got 3,039 scrap in that one run! That's 55% of the score!
I destroyed 68 ships. That's 24% of the score.
I explored 112 beacons. That's 20% of the score.

I'll post a high score run in the future on the youtubez and explain my madness :)

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William Sunderland Sep 29, 2012 @ 4:48am 
Interesting and overly lucky run. I've beaten the game 20 times (half on normal half on easy) and never got more than 2400 scrap. Did you go to the secret sector on this run?
jeebz Sep 29, 2012 @ 5:21am 
5478 with stealth ship.
2593 scrap, 41 ships destroyed.
standard sectors, just aim for hostile ships every beacon.
humanvegetableonline2002 Sep 29, 2012 @ 10:56am 
Secret sector?
William Sunderland Sep 29, 2012 @ 11:53am 
Yeah there is one to unlock the Crystal ship. It counts as a 9th sector so it should get your score a bit higher too. It is quite complicated to reach that place so I recommend to read some guide if you want to do so.
Cabelo Sep 30, 2012 @ 7:04pm 
post your scores Human
jazzglands Oct 1, 2012 @ 10:42pm

Not as good as some of the others on here, but I did it with no modding or memory editing.

I did save-scum a lot on the boss with the Nesasio there as I tried to work out a strategy though. I didn't have any of the "good" weapons that run, and I wanted to see if I could pull off a victory without them.
jeebz Oct 2, 2012 @ 12:03pm
5951 with stealth ship. no mods, no saves.

strategy - picked combat beacons every time i could. rushed for crew teleporter and got 2x rocks and boarded what i could. ended the game max-ing all upgrades except one level of drone systems.
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