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Which Tower To Go In First
« on: September 12, 2012, 06:25 »

Ok, so I am new at AlienRL and was wondering which tower to enter first to get an edge. What are your thoughts?
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 16:09 »

0. Try to find some armor and FN SCAR in Civilian.
1. Storage, since you will be running out of ammo soon.
2. Medical, when you run out of medikits.
3. Engineering. It works nowadays as Storage bis.
4. Security/Military/Main for extra fun and some chance of getting heavy weaponry.
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 02:05 »

This is useful to me as well. Any hints on finding the engeneering tower? I think I've never been that far.

Also, when is a good time to go to higher levels?
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 03:10 »

This is useful to me as well. Any hints on finding the engeneering tower? I think I've never been that far.

Also, when is a good time to go to higher levels?
Indeed a good question. Do the towers have the same location opposed to the starting location?
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 05:19 »

This is useful to me as well. Any hints on finding the engeneering tower? I think I've never been that far.
You can go to there through Medical.

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Also, when is a good time to go to higher levels?
The most of time I spend usually on level one, wandering through most of the towers, gather ammo and get some experience.
After that I usually ascend through 1-3 selected towers (Security, Military, Main work for me as they give me the most fun). Whenever I am running out of medikits, I head to Medical. Whenever I feel like getting more "common" ammo, I go for Storage or Engineering.
One can ascend through Civilian/Medical only (they are by far, the safiest), but the amount of ammo and high-end weapons is limited there.

Choose your path carefully =) .

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Do the towers have the same location opposed to the starting location?
The location of towers is always the same through all levels, e.g. Medical is always to the south from Civilian.
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 07:36 »

It's also worth noting that Military tower has guaranteed working elevators.

The location of towers is always the same through all levels, e.g. Medical is always to the south from Civilian.
That's true, but do not take that for granted -- I might randomize the layouts in some future version :)
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 07:41 »

It's also worth noting that Military tower has guaranteed working elevators.
That's true, but do not take that for granted -- I might randomize the layouts in some future version :)
But one needs a butt-load of security keys to get through that :-P
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012, 08:06 »

I think it would be nice to have some rough map available in the game. I'm assuming the marine had access to the colony layout in briefing, and anyway a colony of this size should have some directions and plans available at places.

It would me more or less just a convenience for new players, though the map could record which levels of which towers were already visited and maybe even working elevators? In any case, I'd like to see it to be able to visualize the colony better. Even though I now know how it ought to look, I still think the elevators go down to the basement and not up. (Which is caused by me not ever reaching further than lvl 2, but still).
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2012, 08:15 »

I think it would be nice to have some rough map available in the game. I'm assuming the marine had access to the colony layout in briefing, and anyway a colony of this size should have some directions and plans available at places.

It would me more or less just a convenience for new players, though the map could record which levels of which towers were already visited and maybe even working elevators? In any case, I'd like to see it to be able to visualize the colony better. Even though I now know how it ought to look, I still think the elevators go down to the basement and not up. (Which is caused by me not ever reaching further than lvl 2, but still).
Starting as a HW Specialist really helped me. Book it to the storage units and grab all the ammo you can, than go up a level. Also shoot stuff point blank to spare out some ammo (increases damage). Once you are on storage level 2; rince and repeat. Get a butt-load of security keys and go into either security tower of militairy level to grab some nicer gear. Once you get Master HW drop the gyros and slap on a Plasteel Armour. Works well for me and I've only played this game for three games.
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012, 02:41 »

0. Try to find some armor and FN SCAR in Civilian.
1. Storage, since you will be running out of ammo soon.
2. Medical, when you run out of medikits.
3. Engineering. It works nowadays as Storage bis.
4. Security/Military/Main for extra fun and some chance of getting heavy weaponry.
0. FN Scar in Civilian quite rare :( Twice explore 1st floor completely and not find ANY of SMG (as a Scout and then Technician, I have only 9mm pistol)
1. If you have SMG (any) - go Storage. If none of that - go Medical first (you really need more medikits), and try pass to Engineering.
2. Medical for medikits and exploration bonus (not nessesary clean it out - just safely walk around)
3. Engineering. By this point you find some SMG anyway (or die x_X).
4. Try to explore 1st floor Sequrity - sometimes no locked doors here, or breakable glass rooms
Military always locked - IMO not wise explore 1st & 2nd floors (low keys/multitools at this point), go here from 3d.

Pistols quite useless even when mastered - you can't kill workers, elites, stalkers and other touch aliens with 9mm pistol. You can if you have unlimited health
Shotgun powerful but not good. No knockback as it do in DoomRL. Just a little more good than pistols. SMGs and pulse rifle are the key.
One shot 5.56 sniper rifle - useless, for big open space (like a Main tower) and 1-2 aliens at one time only.

Never find colt .44. May be it is a good pistol (I hope)
Shotgun can be found at Storage, but rare
Plasteel armor became common on level 4+ Military, Sequrity & Main towers
Twice visit level 6 of Main tower and find here Power Armor.
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2012, 04:56 »

Shotguns have knockback and are good enough to be used quite often (till you meet the real armored targets).
Stalkers are possible to be killed with a good Sidearm.
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2012, 08:22 »

A good sidearm is a lifesaver. Not only that, but i will save some of the more vital ammo early on (6.56).
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2012, 21:24 »

It's also worth noting that Military tower has guaranteed working elevators.

I can attest to that.  I'm in the middle of a game where all of the elevators on level 1 are broken except the one in the Military Tower!  :P  Unfortunately, I used up all my security keys, so unless there's a way to fix elevators, I don't think this one is winnable, which is too bad, because it's the best I've done so far and the first attempt in which I was able to (at least partially) explore all seven of the towers.  :(
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Re: Which Tower To Go In First
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2012, 00:10 »

I can attest to that.  I'm in the middle of a game where all of the elevators on level 1 are broken except the one in the Military Tower!  :P  Unfortunately, I used up all my security keys, so unless there's a way to fix elevators, I don't think this one is winnable, which is too bad, because it's the best I've done so far and the first attempt in which I was able to (at least partially) explore all seven of the towers.  :(
So, Technician, Storage Tower and than Military Tower :-P
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2012, 07:17 »

I can attest to that.  I'm in the middle of a game where all of the elevators on level 1 are broken except the one in the Military Tower!  :P  Unfortunately, I used up all my security keys, so unless there's a way to fix elevators, I don't think this one is winnable, which is too bad, because it's the best I've done so far and the first attempt in which I was able to (at least partially) explore all seven of the towers.  :(
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