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Youngest Admiral you have achieved?

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:46 pm
by Fusion_power
I managed to pick up an admiral on mission 30 mostly because I have about a dozen gold crosses. Has anyone made it to admiral on an earlier mission?

DarJones

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Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:41 pm
by Uberchile
35 is my best, lasted 57 missions, 46 sucesses(80%), 143 kills and 3 gold crosses + many other medals

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 5:10 pm
by the space predator
Never before the 40th mission

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 1:54 pm
by Sketchy
Interesting...
I always assumed that you get promotions as you earn a certain number of credits, but obviously that isn't the case.

I have a game where I've flown 26 missions, failed just 1, with 6.23k/m kill rate, and got 22 Gold Crosses in the process - however, I'm still only at Captain rank (yes, I cheated a little by disabling some missions and making some others enabled from the start, but only because it's an experiment).
I must surely have more credits, and more kills than you had when you were promoted. The only things you can be ahead on are total missions, and mission wins. I guess that must be the most important factor.

Obviously medals do count for something though - I have a Commodore and a Captain who both died on mission 30, with 20 wins each.

My earliest Admiral died on mission 36 (must have been promoted before then, but I don't know when), and had 31 succesful missions.

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 2:28 pm
by Sketchy
Okay, so I eventually made it to Admiral on mission 32, after my 30th mission success (and 27th Gold Cross).
Assuming you had a 100% success rate, it looks like the requirements for promotion are to win 30 missions, with a certain minimum number of credits/medals.

If that's right, then congratulations - you've just made Admiral at the earliest possible point in the game :)

If you didn't have a 100% success rate, then I really don't see how promotions work.

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 5:09 pm
by the space predator
I do stupidity, like do custom mission that I can fly t the start of my game, but that an amiral can loose. like 20 ennemy squad facing less then ten allied squad. Also, I am a bit to otimist about my chance to survive.

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 5:52 pm
by Fusion_power
or in english, you are a glutton for punishment.

DarJones

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:05 pm
by the space predator
Oh? :oops:

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:11 pm
by the space predator
I will try to pay more attention to this.