Ok here goes: Galahad Wing jumps in to try to help the ConFed Carrier, "Invincible"; well when I finished up the mission, it turns out she wasn't...and when we fly back to the Hermes we are in headlong retreat again. So two questions: can we actually save the Invincible (when she was destroyed the message said 'Cannot complete mission') and is the 'retreat' scripted or can anything be done? I have read before that there is no 'losing branch' but your job can be made harder by losing a ship.
In a escort mission, you have to target the bombers as first priority, the fighters don't do damages on capships. Of course, if there are some fighters around you can always kill them as long as it doesn't take too much time.
The 'B' key is your friend, mixed with afterburner to go ahead of the coming bombers. Listen to the sound, a torpedo launch have a special sound that can't be missed. When you hear it, you know that you have taken too much time to kill the bombers. In some missions you can't avoid it, though.
When an enemy torpedo is around, you can try to blow it : the B key target torpedos in priority.
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Well "B" is my friend but I am conflicted: Should I loiter near/autoglide behind 'Invincible' & shoot the bombers & missiles that approach (kind of the same trick I was told to use to fight the Skipper Missiles) or go tearing after whatever appears when I press 'B'? I get the feeling I get 'outflanked' if I just 'afterburn towards the bombers.
I am having a ton of trouble with this mission... I would *like* to target the bombers, and not the capship missiles, but I seem to be having a TON of difficulty targeting the bombers and not just the capship missiles when I want to. I'd prefer to target the bombers and the bomber torpedos, rather than the capship missiles...
I've noticed an annoying problem with the AI for the kilrathi on this mission. They get stuck on the Invincible. Like 4 to 6 pakhton just get stuck against it at various points. Makes them very hard to kill because half the time you hit the invincible's shields. Also they just sit there and launch torps. There's zero time to intercept them when this happens. Has anyone one else encounter the problem of bomber clusters getting stuck on the invicible?
*update* I played the mission again 3 times. And it's definitely some kind of bug in the AI. So I changed tactics. If I couldn't get the bombers. Kill the source. Well I'd like to say, that was a sick sense of humor making the Cat carrier invulnerable. I wailed on that thing from inside the hanger from the moment I arrived til the invincible bit it some 10 mins later and the most you can get it down to is 43%. Not cool