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Topic-icon General Difficulty - anyone yet succeeded on Medium or Hard?

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11 years 10 months ago #6851 by basilfawlty
Hi
I loved the game, having finished it on the easiest level. I think it is cool that there is a difficult game out there, but I have to say, i just *tried* to start it in hard mode, and already got neatly shot down in the first mission. Now I have gotten a little rusty, but on the other hand, 15 years ago I did manage at least to finish Tie Fighter on Hard mode, so I know I am reasonably OK.

So I suppose my question is whether any of the developers or the people here managed to finish the game in medium or even hard ?

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11 years 10 months ago #6852 by tolwyn
We certainly did beat the game on medium difficulty level. ;)

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11 years 10 months ago #6853 by basilfawlty
Did anyone manage hard ? Just out of curiosity ?

And did you manage all the missions on medium (I am mostly referring to anti Bomber/Capship Missile defense missions)?

Please also don't get me wrong, I think it is perfectly proper to make the game properly difficult. Loved every minute, just now wondering what the realistic benchmark is.

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11 years 10 months ago #6854 by tolwyn
All missions were balanced for the medium difficulty level.

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11 years 10 months ago #6864 by X3N0-Life-Form
I knew it! :D There is just something odd when you play missions balanced for a different difficulty level than the one you are playing. While we are talking about mission difficulty, what kind of bonuses do ace gets?
I know they're tougher, but do they also gain thing like increased turn speed or refire rate?

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11 years 10 months ago #6879 by Light

X3N0-Life-Form wrote: While we are talking about mission difficulty, what kind of bonuses do ace gets?
I know they're tougher, but do they also gain thing like increased turn speed or refire rate?


Kilrathi ace's have upgraded Ace variant fighters. The Ace fighters have improved missiles, alternate gun armament, and various changes to the ship statistics such as speed, maneuverability, shield strength and energy levels.

If you want to know exactly how they differ look in the ships.tbl file.

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11 years 10 months ago #6881 by mikekoz
I am playing on medium, and some missions are easy, but others are pretty frustrating! The mission I am playing now I cannot get through, and playing it over and over again gets tedious. All parts of the mission in the one I am playing now is shooting down missiles. There is actually three series in this mission where you do this, and it is a bit on the boring side. It also appears nobody else but you is shooting them down! I am going to have to put the game on the lowest level, just so I can get by this, then put it back on medium again.

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11 years 10 months ago #6893 by horizon

Light wrote:

X3N0-Life-Form wrote: While we are talking about mission difficulty, what kind of bonuses do ace gets?
I know they're tougher, but do they also gain thing like increased turn speed or refire rate?


Kilrathi ace's have upgraded Ace variant fighters. The Ace fighters have improved missiles, alternate gun armament, and various changes to the ship statistics such as speed, maneuverability, shield strength and energy levels.

If you want to know exactly how they differ look in the ships.tbl file.


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11 years 10 months ago #6931 by X3N0-Life-Form

Light wrote:

X3N0-Life-Form wrote: While we are talking about mission difficulty, what kind of bonuses do ace gets?
I know they're tougher, but do they also gain thing like increased turn speed or refire rate?


Kilrathi ace's have upgraded Ace variant fighters. The Ace fighters have improved missiles, alternate gun armament, and various changes to the ship statistics such as speed, maneuverability, shield strength and energy levels.

If you want to know exactly how they differ look in the ships.tbl file.


Thanks. Now I know where to look for. I was wondering how it was done since I figured AI & armor tricks didn't exist in the early days of WCS.

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11 years 10 months ago #7060 by mikekoz
I think the missions in the game vary greatly in difficulty. I am still playing on medium, and in most cases, I can finsh a mission with success. However, on some of them, I get bogged down and cannot do them. Right now I am playing the mission where the ships disguised as asteroids attack your ships at nav 2. Most of the time, as soon as my character says "Now they are shooting at us", my missile lock alarm goes off and I am dead. All this before I can even fire off a shot. I made it past this area twice only to be killed just as quickly by several more of these things. It would not be so bad if I can cut through the in flight banter, which gets irritating after a while!!;p). Like before, if I cannot get through this, I will just temporarily put the game on easy to get to the next mission.

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