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Difficult Missions

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:43 pm
by ichbinsehselber
It seems to me that the difficulty of the mission is not always related to the rank required that you can get it.
Defend Sector Base is very easy in my eyes.

On the other hand I just managed to beat Attack Astereoid Mining and Ship Building Facility for the first time. I found this one difficult (for my skill level), because of the many turrets defending the mission objectives.

I had 13 kills and only received a Medal of conspicuous bravery, this is disapointing. Probably the hit ratio was only moderate?! I was flying in an eagle (all those purple missiles were necessary)

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:52 am
by umeboshi110
turrets and civilian stuff is worth much less when calculating medals

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:12 pm
by Fusion_power
I designed Attack Asteroid Mining and Shipbuilding Facility. It is a watershed mission. The intent is to present a super difficult mission to a player who is not quite prepared for it. Watershed missions add a an impressive level of intrigue to the game. Just when you think you have it figured out and you can beat the AI on all those escort missions, along comes a mission that is well above your capability. The "War" missions are in the same category but you don't see them until you are an admiral IIRC.


Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:50 pm
by TheKangaroo
Hm, I like the 'Attack Asteroid Mining and Shipbuilding Facility' mission pretty much. Maybe that's just because I prefer attacking missions generally.