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5 years 7 months ago #7048 by ajime
ajime replied the topic: Aggggh! How to keep TCS Armageddon alive?
I think i got through that mission on the 20th time lol.
I saved all my missiles for the last navpoint.
Upon reaching the last navpoint. I boost up and kill all fighter asap.
Keep checking if there are bomber's around and when they do kill the pakhtan ASAP.
Continue taking out fighters as this helps AI turrets not distracted when a missile came.
in the end there will be a sort of 4 bomber wings with something like 5 bomber each. heading for the narvik. this is where you glide infront and waste your missiles untill your glide stops in front of narvik. become a turret for it and take out bombs if they managed to launch them. They always will though.Never really bothered with those planetary missiles if there arent many kilrathi fighters around. Hope this helps perfectionists.

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4 years 6 months ago #8860 by Tsedeqiah
Tsedeqiah replied the topic: Aggggh! How to keep TCS Armageddon alive?
Is there a medal or reward to be gained from completing this mission if no capship dies?

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4 years 6 months ago #8862 by X3N0-Life-Form
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There better be, given how insane it is.
*opens up the mission file*
Apparently, you get a Flying Cross.
( when 
      ( and 
         ( is-event-true-delay 
            "M_Hermes 3 to Hermes 5" 
            0 
         )
         ( not 
            ( percent-ships-destroyed 
               12 
               "TCS Narvik" 
               "TCS Shiratsuyu" 
               "TCS Cleveland" 
               "TCS Somers" 
               "TCS San Francisco" 
               "TCS Tourville" 
               "TCS Columbia" 
               "TCS Warrington" 
            )
         )
      )
      ( grant-medal "Flying Cross" ) 
   )

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4 years 6 months ago #8872 by nickm
nickm replied the topic: Aggggh! How to keep TCS Armageddon alive?

CycloneDusk wrote: Sometimes, the line between "cheating" and "fighting smarter" is purely academic.

I'm beating this mission for only one reason:
When they said "The Galahads will fly ahead to clear a path" or somesuch, I decided that rather than hit the Autopilot function, I'd actually do that. I kicked afterburner, toggled autoglide, and flew to navpoint 1 ON MY OWN because those STUPID effing spacebarns have ZERO capacity to defend themselves from the goddamn torpedos.

So I get there, and lo and behold, the cats were waiting for the ambush JUST as we all expected--and yet, who would have GUESSED that I was the only effing pilot who reacted appropriately by ruining their surprise premature!! WELL THEN! Once I aggroed those worthless furballs, the other pilots finally get the lead out and afterburn their way over while I single-handedly BATHE THE STARS IN CAT BLOOD.

Not a single bomber got through. Now I'm on to navpoint two. Do you think I'm gonna autopilot my way there?

Fat Chance, pussycat, I'm taking you to the vet for the LAST TIME.




Do not, for the love of GOD, ruin this mission by trying to 'fix' it >_<;

Perfect that is exactly what I did! Instead of autopiloting ahead I afterburned to my highest speed & autoglided ahead to the next waypoint...sure I was up to my butt in furballs but the Armageddon fleet never got a scratch-me on the other hand...well, let's just say it wasn't pretty.

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4 years 6 months ago #8873 by nickm
nickm replied the topic: Aggggh! How to keep TCS Armageddon alive?
I forgot to add this: That was why a few months ago I asked about 'speed compression' features....to try to make my mission somewhat less than an hour.

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4 years 6 months ago #8875 by starforge
starforge replied the topic: Aggggh! How to keep TCS Armageddon alive?
I just finished this on Normal difficultly. Hell of a level, but one of the best challenges I've had in a game in years. For those needing assistance, I can only add this to the list of tips: be as quick as possible in killing the bombers before they hit your lines, and keep trying! (It took me at least 15 tries, maybe 20)

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4 years 5 months ago #8884 by Tsedeqiah
Tsedeqiah replied the topic: Aggggh! How to keep TCS Armageddon alive?
It's amazing what a few well-placed "invulnerable" flags in the code on critical objects can do for this mission. ;P All the gliding in the world at 1300 m/s cannot stop bomber wings coming at every capship from all directions. I don't care what difficulty setting you play at, you simply cannot be everywhere at once. And all your wingmates suck. Because Sandman as so good, I'm surprised that he wasn't promoted to Colonel by the end of the game...

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4 years 5 months ago #8886 by X3N0-Life-Form
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This is a reccuring problem in the later missions: all your wingmen get basic "attack any" orders, while there reasonably should be at least SOME of them focusing on the bombers.

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