FTL: Advanced Edition adds new robotic race

FTL's "Advanced Edition" update will add a new robotic race called the Lanius, among other new features and adjustments.

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FTL: Faster Than Light is getting its Advanced Edition update early next year, and developer Subset Games has outlined a few more additions that will be coming with it. Most notably, it will add a new scavenger race called the Lanius.

According to a post on the FTL blog, the Lanius are metallic lifeforms that absorb minerals, and then go back into hibernation until they find a new deposit. The Lanius have recently started reviving around Federation space, creating panic in the citizenry. In terms of gameplay, they don't require life support, and actually drain oxygen from compartments while inside. Naturally, this means a new Lanius ship will be added, with its own achievements and layout.

Other features for the Advanced Edition include a Type C layout for eight of the original ships, the addition of a backup battery for temporary power to your ship, new Drone options, and various other tweaks. The blog notes, of course, that these options can be disabled if you want to play it with the original feel. An iPad port, with all the Advanced bells and whistles, will come alongside the free update.

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    December 20, 2013 10:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, FTL: Advanced Edition adds new robotic race.

    FTL's "Advanced Edition" update will add a new robotic race called the Lanius, among other new features and adjustments.

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      December 20, 2013 10:34 AM

      Love that trailer.

      Want it NAO.

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      December 20, 2013 10:44 AM

      FTL would be perfect on the iPad

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      December 20, 2013 10:48 AM

      Such an awesome game.

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      December 20, 2013 11:04 AM

      I've beaten Dark Souls, but this game continues to mock my existence.

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        December 20, 2013 12:33 PM

        it did mine too, until I invested in the cloaking field. It's damn near the only way to win.

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          December 21, 2013 10:31 AM

          The most reliable way I've found to win is to max shields and invest in a Transporter. Makes the final battle kinda easy when you can teleport 2 mantis crewman into the closed weapon compartments.

          If you get lucky and can find/afford a Weapon Pre-Igniter, that's an easy win right there too.

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            January 3, 2014 9:52 PM

            One time I had the transporter, cloak, AND preigniter. it was epic.

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        December 20, 2013 4:22 PM

        I think it's because the game is so random. You're given different tools each time around. The trick is to adept those tools to your ship's and crew's strengths.

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        December 20, 2013 4:24 PM

        Dark Souls would be just as hard if you had to build your character out of random loot you obtained. That actually sounds kind of fun

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      December 20, 2013 11:20 AM

      I bought it cheap on Steam awhile ago but its sitting there on my digital pile of shame. At this point I'm almost tempted to just play it on iPad. My PC is in my family room and I'm just too lazy to break out the mouse and keyboard for it.

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      December 20, 2013 11:44 AM

      A Fantastic game, I'll easily buy it again on the iPad

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      December 20, 2013 3:23 PM

      Wait, so this entire update is free to people that own the game ?

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        December 20, 2013 10:55 PM

        thats pretty cool of them

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        December 20, 2013 11:43 PM

        Yea, but they are still getting more money from me for the ipad version!!

        TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!

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      December 20, 2013 11:19 PM

      Still no updates from the official LEGO Review that started in September...
      http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/35223

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        December 20, 2013 11:50 PM

        Holy awesome. I never knew such a site existed, hot damn!

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