15 hours of playing FTL, and I have yet to take down the flagship on easy. I won't say it's becoming frustrating, because I still have a lot of fun every time I play. I think it's time, however, to figure out some new strategies.
I never buy a teleporter. It's never looked like an attractive option to me. I purchased a teleporter once. I had two mantis, who I sent over. They qere quickly killed in action, and I've never gone back. Even with a scrap collector, it's essential to invest wisely. I've found that every single game I'm stretched to my limit. It doesn't seem worth the high price to purchase and then upgrade a teleporter. Furthermore, it's very risky too send over valuable crew members, even if you have plenty dudes.
In spite of my doubts, it seems I'm mistaken. I've been reading other players' success stories, and it seems they always use boarding parties.
So, Bombers, help me out. To use or not to use boarding parties?