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A mega drone was wingleader!

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:06 am
by Steve!
In a enemy squaderon containing no less than 5 warriors (maybe more) a mega drone was wingleader, which my wingmate blasted first pass! Then all the warriors hyperspaced!

Why was the wingleader in a mega drone?

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:11 pm
by Old Man Johnson
Once, in a Major Engagement mission, one of my ally squadrons was 2 Nightmares, a Warrior, and a Shark led by a Bug. Talk about sad. They ended up hyperspacing almost immediately.

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:55 pm
by Steve!
This is crazy, the missions are currently really easy, because the enemy keep hyperspacing away. I've won attack enemy planet and attack sector base with no real trouble because the enemy just run away.

It means im not getting many kills and therefore not many credits

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:29 pm
by Old Man Johnson
It's annoying when you kill the wimpy leader and end up getting a pathetic medal.

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:01 pm
by Styro
I have mixed feelings on this one. Early on, I always pray that I can find and destroy the wing leader early to survive and complete some of the more difficult missions, especially ones where there are a few Warriors flying around.

Later on, however, it is a little disappointing to have all the enemies leave. I like to get more money, better medals, and more kills. I also like to try to maximize my kills-per-mission ratio. On some missions (like the attack fortified asteroid field) I regularly get a lot, but others I will only get one or two because all the rest of the ships flee.

Perhaps a good balance would be to have the game randomly select the leader from the top three ships in a wing. That would eliminate the non-sensical situation where the leader is in a 50 credit ship while all his wingmen are flying 250 credit ships, but it would also allow for the possibility that the leader is not the toughest ship to destroy. The early game is hard enough without adding even more problems.

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:11 am
by supercubedude
I've never had that happen to me...

I guess it'd be disappionting if it happened after you bough the perfect ship for this mission and you were raring for a fight, But I suppose it could be if you say, used an anaconda and found yourself srrounded by dreadnoughts...

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:15 am
by McLauren
Ive had occasions where the wing leader was a just a normal drone! It was so stupid. Why put a blind, weak, expendable ship in command of a pack of good ships?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:24 am
by Fighter_Ace
McLauren wrote:Ive had occasions where the wing leader was a just a normal drone! It was so stupid. Why put a blind, weak, expendable ship in command of a pack of good ships?
Good point! Anyone know the answer? :roll:

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:07 am
by Legacy
Because the pilot of the drone had one so long without promotion and so he was promoted, despite the fact he still flies a crappy ship...

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:30 am
by PlecTron
no, no, no. its nothing so complex. ill explain that in exactly 2 words: MILITARY INTELLIGENCE