Most aggravating WC mission

Edfilho

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harpoon said:
Saving the Ralari from the Gratha is one, then WC3's final sortie, the T-bomb run to Kilrah. I just keep losing my wingmen for no apparent reason, where there's no cats in sight. On my final leg to Kilrah, there's Hobbes anf Prince T are ganging up on me and tearing my excal to shreds! Curses!!!
The wingmen get automagically killed, one at each leg of the mission. You are supposed to be the last survivor. I just tell one of them to return to base at the start of each piece. That's one way to keep Flint alive.
 

Dundradal

Frog Blast the Vent Core!
Both Vagabond and Maniac in the end survive for the events of wc4, but yeah in the game you are supposed to do you canyon run on your own.
 

Edfilho

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They explain it by saying that Maniac managed to eject in Kilrah's orbit.

I can't remember if Vagabond went on the K-Run. I know that in the book, Flint dies there.
 

Death

gh0d (Administrator)
Vagabond was in the "official" version of the Kilrah run, from WC3N. His fate, IIRC, was left at a vague thought from him along the lines of "hope I'm not too late to bail" after being spotted and engaged by some kat fighters. In any case, on the Kilrah run, Flint is the only confirmed KIA.
 

Edfilho

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Yeah, I remember now... You're right.
Does Blair beat Flash in the book? if yes, when does Flash die?
The book's Blair is not as good as the Player, and kinda whiny.
 

Death

gh0d (Administrator)
WC3N Blair doesn't engage Flash in the sim. Nor, for that matter, is Flash from WC3N the test pilot from the games, but a formal combat pilot, albeit in the Reserves. I don't recall if he eventually buys the farm or not, off the top of my head.
 

Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
Flash does die in the novel (at Ariel, I believe). NovelFlash does mention that he's a former test pilot (for "Camelot Industries") at one point in the book...
 

Fenris Ulven

Spaceman
I think it was a nice thouch in the game that he was a test pilot, it tell a little about the character, test pilot in war time?! hahaaha
 

Maj.Striker

Swabbie
Banned
One of the hardest missions from WC that I remember was the one where (if you were losing) you had to escort the Drayman with all the entertainment people for the boys in blue. Memory fails me a little bit but seems like you had to fight off a wing of Salthi, then a wing of Gralthi and then (if you and the Drayman survived) yet another wing of Gralthi. I remember that frustrated me to no end. :)
 

Edfilho

Cry some more!
The USO mission is really hard, I think you have to fly it on a Scim or Hornet... It was deep into the Losing Path, so few people ever played it. WC1's hardest missions are mostly in the losing path, and several of those are more creative and interesting... Like the Valkyrie's rescue. Everyone should try the losing missions sometimes.
 

Edfilho

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Bandit LOAF said:
Flash does die in the novel (at Ariel, I believe). NovelFlash does mention that he's a former test pilot (for "Camelot Industries") at one point in the book...
I did read this book, but I don't have it. Delance lent me his copy. Pitty they removed the Flash challenge subplot.

Hey LOAF, does that mean that in the WCCanon flash never dueled Blair and he was a regular pilot at the Vic? meaning that nothing of those things in the game ever happened?
 

Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
Hey LOAF, does that mean that in the WCCanon flash never dueled Blair and he was a regular pilot at the Vic? meaning that nothing of those things in the game ever happened?
I suppose my answer, assuming I get to choose such things, would be that just because something isn't shown in the novel doesn't mean it doesn't happen at all. Blair may have dueled Flash (and saved Dr. Severin, and all the other stuff in the game but not in the book)... it's just not in the novel's narrative.
 

sea_monkey

Spaceman
Ha, I was just thinking that mission from the end of SO1. Good to know other people hated it too. Nothing better than three wingmen who are intent in shooting you in the ass while you're dodging a bunch of Gothri and anti-matter cannons.

The only way I could figure out how to beat this was to immediately turn around and afterburn when you got to the Nav Point to make sure the fighter battle started out of range of the cruisers so your wingmen survive.

For the Gwynhiver, I just skip all the other Nav points except that one. The Rapiers are really hard but the thing is I would win that mission and then be out of fuel for when I faced the last group of fighters.
 

overmortal

Bearded Person
I seem to remember winning that mission by doing a buttload of high-speed strafing runs while the other Rapiers tripped over each other and the big ship. Even the best of us tend to come home from that mission with a lot of damage, no matter how you fly it.
 
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