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12 years 1 month ago #7336 by hyperlynx
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Hi folks. Thanks for actually releasing this. Long time fan of Wing Commander. Dad bought WC2 when I was a kid, and I grew up playing it. I have to say I appreciate all the hard work you've all put into this.

However, what were you on when you designed The Corvette Mission? The one where you escort the two sabres? What were you thinking?

I'm not going to spoil anything here for anyone who hasn't played it, but I will say that it's infernally difficult.

My issue is not that the mission is hard. WC2 spec ops was hard as hell, that's all fine. My gripe is your difficulty curve. Have you guys actually playtested your campaign through on hard? You didn't pick up that the game is actually pretty easy up till that mission, at which point it totally sucker punches you? Like, the difficulty jumps from "do five pushups!" to "open an elevator door with your teeth!". What the?

Anyway, still enjoying the game and I'll crack that mission eventually, but still: pretty strange decision on your part.

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12 years 1 month ago #7339 by mormon_boy
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let the record show that he did not say what was difficult about the mission i don't want to be the first to call someone names but this may be troll like behavior.

I had no problem with this mission and don't bother trying to save the sabers ISS pilots are a bunch of redshirts anyway.

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12 years 1 month ago #7342 by Thor
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As hard as the mission seems, it is simply a fore taste of things to come. And yes, you actually can win the mission with both Sabres being intact (though heaivly damaged). There are several ways to take out the corvettes and defeat the fighter escort, some of which have been discussed in different threads in this forum. As to the question was the mission tested...it was tested, reteted and tested again many times over, which of course is how I know you can win the mission.

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12 years 1 month ago #7359 by hyperlynx
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I know it can be won. My point is that it's a massive jump in difficulty from the preceding missions.

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12 years 1 month ago #7361 by mormon_boy
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just like a real war

ISN'T IT GREAT! :D

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12 years 1 month ago #7362 by hyperlynx
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mormon_boy wrote: let the record show that he did not say what was difficult about the mission i don't want to be the first to call someone names but this may be troll like behavior.

I had no problem with this mission and don't bother trying to save the sabers ISS pilots are a bunch of redshirts anyway.

I don't really know how you come to that conclusion, but (since I've just noticed that there are spoiler tags):

[spoiler:2aat1jff]If you don't keep the sabres alive, you have to take on two corvettes in a hellcat, which I find difficult. If you do keep the sabres alive, they will torpedo the corvettes for you, but you still have to distract the corvette guns or they'll just shoot the sabres down.

To keep the sabres up, you have to destroy the attacking dralthi very quickly or else they'll be swarmed. There are exactly as many dralthi going after sabres as you have IR missiles, so you can use one missile per dralthi. No margin for error, though.

I did finally pull that off. Took out all the attacking dralthi and managed to get back to the sabres and distract the corvette turrets long enough for them to be torpedoed. I'm thinking "great, finally cracked this, that was a real challenge".

THEN I get an ace and his flight dropped on me at next nav point. With no missiles left, without a full countermeasure load and having taken some damage. That's a bit much.[/spoiler:2aat1jff]

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12 years 1 month ago #7363 by mormon_boy
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yep great fun! :D
[spoiler:3t8mo6ii]don't waste missiles on the ace he has plot armor and escapes[/spoiler:3t8mo6ii]

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12 years 1 month ago #7364 by hyperlynx
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mormon_boy wrote: yep great fun! :D

Yes, and the end of WC2 spec ops [spoiler:3v4fctg0]has you taking on two Fralthra by yourself in a sabre. They keep shooting town your torps unless you distract the guns, and they keep firing their main guns at you, which forces you to dodge and redo your torpedo run. Very, very difficult.[/spoiler:3v4fctg0]

The difference is, that's the end of a campaign that steadily gets harder, not a mission right at the beginning after flying some fairly trivial tasks first!

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12 years 1 month ago #7366 by mormon_boy
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this isn't the beginning or a tutorial if that is what your looking for play the prologue campaign. from then on anything can happen

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12 years 1 month ago #7367 by hyperlynx
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You're being obtuse. I still think it's a mistake to have a mission so difficult so early in the campaign.

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