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3 years 10 months ago #9142 by jdawg4876
jdawg4876 created the topic: I need help on mission 5 of the darkest dawn
I just downloaded the game yesterday it is great, but I did not play the prologue and Im not good at taking down cap ships how do I do it in the hellcat. Im suppose to be protecting two bombers in this mission but they keep dying quickly, any suggestions would be helpful. fyi I am playing the game on medium.

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3 years 10 months ago #9143 by X3N0-Life-Form
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There are two kitty waves heading for the bombers when you reach the corvettes. The bombers won't defend themselves or evade shots, so you'll have to prevent the enemy from hitting them. The best way to do that is to aggro the fighters by shooting them. Don't try to destroy them at first, just make sure none are heading for the sabres. Once you've taken care of the fighters, escort the bombers to the corvette and draw their fire while the sabres do their bombing run.

Note that after that:
[spoiler:1d6f1byy]You and Greywolf will face a Darket ace and its escort.[/spoiler:1d6f1byy]

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3 years 10 months ago #9144 by jdawg4876
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i get thru the fighters most of the time now with friends in tow but when i try anddraw fire from the cap ships they still eject. do I need to go back and forth between them or just focus on one cap ship at a time

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3 years 10 months ago #9145 by jdawg4876
jdawg4876 replied the topic: I need help on mission 5 of the darkest dawn
oh and more question at said nav pt should I go ahead of my wing and attack the cats or stay right with them

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3 years 10 months ago #9146 by X3N0-Life-Form
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I'd attack the cats right away. And don't hesitate to turn the difficulty down a bit, that mission is one of the toughest in the entire campaign.

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3 years 5 months ago #9289 by 51573R RAY
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This mission is absolutely brutal. I have yet to be able to keep the bombers alive - they get taken down by the two corvettes even if no fighters are present, so it may even be a scripted event. Until you get to the Corvettes it's relatively easy, just makes sure you don't use any missiles or take any damage.

Attack the same Corvette as your wingman, and approach from an angle that puts the target corvette in between you and the other one. That way you won't be caught in a crossfire. I put all my engine energy into shields, afterburned into range, targeted the turrets, and afterburned out before my shields went down. Just be patient and you can take down the corvettes without taking too much damage.

Once you get to the ace, missiles away! The ace will try to get on your tail and launch missiles, so have your finger on the chaff key. Take out his wingmen with missiles while you avoid his, and then take him out.

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3 years 5 months ago #9293 by X3N0-Life-Form
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51573R RAY wrote: they get taken down by the two corvettes even if no fighters are present, so it may even be a scripted event.

Not a scripted event, these ships are just that fragile, and the AI suck at evading fire when on a bombing run. When flying a true bomber or a heavy fighter like the Thunderbolt, they tend to do alright, but the Saber is meant to use its agility to overcome its fragility.

The solution I've found is to try and get the corvettes to focus their fire on you rather than the bombers.

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3 years 5 months ago #9311 by KeldorKatarn
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the only fire you need to draw is from the rear tachyon turret of the corvette they are currently engaging. the other one or any of the laser turrets are not the problem. The rear tachyon turret will get them and they just cannot evade when trying to get a torpedo lock.

It's very tricky yes, probably a bit too tricky. But also remember that this is just a secondary objective and saving just one of the sabres is perfectly fine and even losing them all doesn't make any difference. You MIGHT lose out on the vega badge if you screw up some more during the vega campaign but most of the time it's no big deal. The real objective in this mission is not getting shot to bits by Fireclaw, not saving both sabres. having both survive is a secondary objective for a reason.

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3 years 5 months ago #9318 by heater445
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KeldorKatarn wrote: the only fire you need to draw is from the rear tachyon turret of the corvette they are currently engaging. the other one or any of the laser turrets are not the problem. The rear tachyon turret will get them and they just cannot evade when trying to get a torpedo lock.

It's very tricky yes, probably a bit too tricky. But also remember that this is just a secondary objective and saving just one of the sabres is perfectly fine and even losing them all doesn't make any difference. You MIGHT lose out on the vega badge if you screw up some more during the vega campaign but most of the time it's no big deal. The real objective in this mission is not getting shot to bits by Fireclaw, not saving both sabres. having both survive is a secondary objective for a reason.



that may be true but in my game the second sabre never fired his torpedo at the 2nd cap ship after ten minutes real world time, I took it out myself with laser fire

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