So you might recall in our last run in TIE Fighter, I was asked to defend a group of experimental TIE Defenders and their transports while they moved from one ship to another. What am I asked to do in this mission? PROTECT A BUNCH OF TIE DEFENDERS AND THEIR TRANSPORTS WHILE VULNERABLE DURING A MOVE. Again! Seriously, it’s like, the same thing almost, just more crowded. And, like last time, I fail amazingly before I succeed brilliantly. I hope this doesn’t become a pattern. ;) Please join me as I slash my way through the following mission:
Tour of Duty VI: Arms race – Mission 2: Prevent Rebel Ambush
I hope you enjoy it.
4 thoughts on “Let’s Play TIE Fighter – Entry 20 – What a $#!&storm!!”
I wonder if the idea was that you were supposed to kill the corvettes immediately after inspecting them? Between the mines they laid and their guns, I think they did the majority of the damage to the escort carrier.
I thought of that, but then that would leave all the X and Y Wings still hurling torpedoes at the thing, so I don’t know if it’s possible to handle it all. If it is, it’d be damned difficult, unless you took torpedoes or bombs instead of missiles to take out the corvettes (but then how would you handle the fighters from far away before they launched torps?). The game pretty much made me choose what would do the least damage to the carrier, I was just lucky she was able to jump out in time. What a crazy-ass mission.
Maybe go in for the identify with guns blazing and then rain wingmen all over the corvettes and go for the X and Y wings yourself? I’m not sure; it looked like a bastard to get through whatever you did. It just seemed like most of the damage was coming from the corvettes and the mines they laid, so if you could nail them early…
I do wish the “defend the blood balloon from the shotgun maniacs” missions were thinner on the ground.
As much as I love my wingmen, I don’t fully trust them to get the job done, but I totally see what you’re saying. That likely would’ve worked, but it’s tough to know without flying the mission again, and I’m noooot sure I wanna do that because daaaayum.