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Week 2 commences in the Rigel System. Keep up the good work everyone! The screenshots and stories are really great! Enjoy these five missions. That is all.
The Epee is really hard to hit from the front and it's possible to really take advantage of that in the 3 missions with Spirit. The generic wingmen, though, seem to just stick behind a target and not care who's in the way. It doesn't help that all the Epee's vital systems are in the back. One solid hit through the armour and you've lost gun recharge, shields and speed. I ended up jinking whenever I heard a particle cannon shot that wasn't mine, which let me survive but meant I didn't nail all of them.I underestimated how long it takes me to do those journals! I might have finished today, but I wanted to see a recorded video of the Mars Phoenix mission. I should have my journal up as soon as it is done. Nice to see somebody else having difficulties on mission 5. From my original source video, I think it took me five times and not four. Sheesh, at this rate the opposition may take me out more than the number of missions! Oh well, I certainly hope the entertainment or possibly education nature of the videos and the pictures makes up for my piloting performance.
I've tested Wing Commander 3 since it's coming up soon to tweak on settings and try figuring out what works best for DOSBox. I'll try the standard 5000 frames or so and increase if needed since if I go too much above 10000 cycles, the game seems to stutter. I will seriously have my work cut out for me on WC3 since it was hard for me to hit those Darkets in the starter mission. I'll keep trying on my free time to get decent or even pretty good, but this WILL be an even harder challenge than WC2 has been.
P.S. - I hope to see what difficulty setting the replay will be at either before or when the WC3 replay begins.
P.S.S. - I think I can count on one hand the number of times my Epee has come thru a mission unscathed.