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arisian wrote: And yes, this game is hard; it was designed to be hard.
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.
As a matter of fact,
doing it this way seems to be more like how the Terran Confederation operates.
"Oh hey, we have these awesome new fighters that are especially good at automatically targeting slippery prey and dishing out massive amounts of damage while evading equally massive amounts of damage... and we KNOW that the path ahead of us is absolutely JAM-PACKED with bombers (our capships' Achilles Heels...) so why don't we send the Excalibur fighters ahead to sanitize the area of our biggest weakness first?"
Because that's kind of what I did, and I must tell you, it WAS fun racing the kitties back to the convoy, trying to blow them out of the sky before they arrive. In fact, it's so fun, I could swear it feels exactly like that's how you guys intended the mission to run, except somebody botched up the script somehow.
One way or another, you have my sincerest thanks for making this 'alternative interpretation of orders' possible, even if it wasn't your intention. Now all I have to ask of you is this:
Do not, for the love of GOD, ruin this mission by trying to 'fix' it >_<;