Post by contributor on Oct 12, 2015 2:36:41 GMT -5
I'm pretty sure that the aliens don't play by any different rules. It's just the huge level difference. At 2.8x your level he had a huge advantage. They also randomly role their skill levels so it is possible that he also rolled some really good attributes and had crazy high pilot as well. Brother Dervin killed an alien that was 3.8x his level, but he eventually went down to one that was 3.5x his level and he got more or less dominated by it. It did have 1000 crew, but I would say that his rolled attributes played a big part in it.
I know that feel, when I saw impossible for the first time, I had the same trouble since then, the highest difficulty I've been on was insane, but want to move up into impossible too. Kind of saw that the best survival starting ship is Aperio Calliga due to the fact that if I stack up only water fuel, I don't need to worry about silly pirates wanting to loot my ship (usually they won't loot even my excessive water fuel)
Impossible is fun. I tried doing the military officer route and never made it. So Spy/Zealot or Pirates for me.
I almost NEVER survived an alien encounter. Thus, why I always kept spare ships.