TIE-TC 176: Threshold - Escort

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 6
Release date: 2001-07-01
Last updated: 2003-09-10
Creator

FA Manesh

Average rating: 2.3
Reviews: 9
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 169
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

MAJ Solohan50

1

2021-10-31

I played on Easy with cheats. Even playing like that, I quickly came to realize that every mission is the same thing over and over. You escort a Corvette, you kill a bunch of starfighters, rinse and repeat 6 times. The final mission is a slog too, I can only imagine how it would be without cheats.


Lots of escort missions from a TC battle with Escort in its name? Surprise! Seriously though, it isn't necessarily a bad set of missions, I just thought the endless waves of Y-Wings at the end were a bit much.


AD Phoenix Berkana

3

2021-10-05

A well reasonable battle, but it does have its quirks. Y-Wings exiting hyperspace straight into a frigate is never a good sign and a lot of this battle can be done relatively easily. The final mission is a strange one that is probably one mission too far!


LCM Lo Mar

2

2020-09-13

Just not a very inspired battle. Story is pretty thin, but it's conveyed decently well in the briefings, and that's the strongsuit of the battle. The mission design is the weak point. Lots of 'kill 100% fighters', some poor design choices, a lot of unnecessary waiting, just not thoroughly playtested, imo.


CPT Alexi Stukov

3

2002-03-09

It's OK, it's just that it's like a million others. The missions are repetitive and boring.


LC Linkan

1

2001-12-02

Very easy, repetative and generally boring. On top of this we find radio messages timed badly and crafts exiting hyperspace right into a frigate (not sure if this is a bug or just an attempt to be funny). On the plus side, this is six easy FCHG points.


COL Beef

3

2001-08-24

Pirates, secret technology, don't let it get stolen, *yawn* zzzzz. This plot must have happened fifty times already. There's not much to the missions in this battle. They are very basic and aren't challenging at all.


CPT Dave Darklighter

4

2001-07-09

Pretty interesting. I guess the rating depends on what types of battles you like. I kind of like the idea of trying to keep a certain starship alive for a whole series of missions. Good job overall.


VA Toran Dan

2

2001-07-02

Boring battle. ProtectProtectProtect. In every mission you have to protect and in nearly every mission the identical fighters appear.I hadn't much fun in flying it.


Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 171,281 LCM Jatz Crakker
Mission 1: 29,820 LC Scuslem
Mission 2: 36,387 CM Vessicant
Mission 3: 24,353 CM Shadow
Mission 4: 34,025 CM Vessicant
Mission 5: 34,595 COL Wes Janson
Mission 6: 73,902 CM Vessicant

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 160,243 LC Scuslem 2004-06-16
2 147,451 LT Jake Russell 2003-02-22
3 137,475 CM Kahooli 2005-04-12
4 134,688 CM Vessicant 2002-12-06
5 100,519 COL Mosh 2005-05-14
6 89,500 CPT Alsdyr 2004-06-21
7 82,474 MAJ Sarn Erec 2003-02-01
8 80,873 COL Phalk Sturm 2002-08-09
9 80,749 LCM Hastour Stiephanec 2002-08-28
10 71,507 CPT Panaka 2003-01-10

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 141 pilots a total of 166 times.

Title : Threshold - Escort
Missions: 6
Game Platform : TIE Fighter
Author : LA/FA Manesh/DREAD Tranquility

Required patches
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* none


Installation instructions
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1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Check the Misc folder in your TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle





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Description
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This battle was originally designed as a standalone battle, but might become part of a full campaign some day.  Such "sequels" to this battle will be titled like this one, "Threshold - whatever".

Battle Overview : The basic object of this battle is to make sure that some vital technology is not destroyed by pirates.  The actual nature of the technology is kept from the pilot until the final battle.  None of these battles have Bonus goals.  Rather, the primary goal usually involves protecting a ship(s), and the secondary goal is to fully eliminate the attacking force.

MISSION 1

Objective: Escort M/CRV JL 7 from ISD Immortal to hyperspace.
Ships: 
 3 T/D from Psi squadron, Wing II
 1 M/CRV, JL 7, carrying Technology
 1 ISD, Immortal
Enemies: 
 3 waves of 3 R-41 from Silver squadron (M/CRV JL 7)
 3 waves of 3 X-wing from Gold squadron (M/CRV JL 7)

MISSION 2

Objective: Allow M/CRV JL 7 to pick up Scientists from ISD Challenge
Ships:
 3 T/D from Psi squadron, Wing II
 3 GUN from Rho squadron (R-41 Silver)
 1 M/CRV, JL 7, carrying Technology
 1 ISD, Challenge, Wing X
Enemies:
 3 waves of 3 Z-95 from Gold squadron (T/D Psi)
 3 waves of 3 R-41 from Silver squadron (M/CRV JL 7)
 3 waves of 3 Y-Wing from Bronze squadron (ISD Challenge)

MISSION 3

Objective: M/CRV JL 7 is being attacked by two pirate CRV.
 3 T/D from Psi squadron, Wing II
 1 M/CRV, JL 7, carrying Technology
Enemies:
 2 CRV from group Shell Shock

MISSION 4

Objective: M/CRV JL 7 cannot last much longer.  Therefore the technology it contains must be transferred over to the M/FRG Rage.
Ships:
 3 T/D from Psi squadron, Wing II
 3 T/D from Cobra Squadron, Wing XIV, ASF
 3 T/D from Viper Squadron, Wing XIV, ASF
 1 M/CRV, JL 7, carrying Technology
 1 M/FRG, Rage, ASF
Enemies:
 3 waves of 3 Z-95 from Gold squadron (T/D Psi)
 3 waves of 3 R-41 from Silver squadron (anyone)
 3 waves of 3 R-41 from Steel squadron (anyone)
 3 waves of 3 Z-95 from Bronze squadron (M/CRV JL 7)
 3 waves of 3 Y-wing from Copper squadron (M/FRG Rage)

MISSION 5

Objective - The M/FRG Rage must meet with M/CRV JL 6 carrying a key scientist on the research project, Dr. William Stoyer.
Ships:
 3 T/D from Psi squadron, Wing II
 3 T/D from Cobra squadron, Wing XIV, ASF
 3 T/D from Viper squadron, Wing XIV, ASF
 1 M/FRG, Rage, ASF
 1 M/CRV, JL 6
Enemies:
 3 waves of 3 Z-95 from Emerald squadron (T/D Psi)
 3 waves of 3 R-41 from Sapphire squadron (anyone)
 3 waves of 3 R-41 from Diamond squadron (M/CRV JL 6)
 3 waves of 3 Y-wing from Ruby squadron (M/FRG Rage)

MISSION 6

Objective - The M/FRG Rage has rendezvoused at the secret asteroid base.  It and the asteroid station must hold station until the other Corvettes have arrived.
Ships:
 3 T/D from Psi squadron, Wing II
 3 T/D from Cobra squadron, Wing XIV, ASF
 3 T/D from Viper squadron, Wing XIV, ASF
 1 M/FRG, Rage, ASF
 1 Asteroid station, SciTech
 4 asteroid warhead launchers
 4 asteroid laser batteries
 1 M/CRV, JL 6
 5 M/CRV from group JL
Enemies:
 
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Mission 1:
- Extra periods fixed in radio messages
- Fixed text running off the screen in briefing
- Minor grammatical fixes (i.e. putting in prepositions, adding punctuation, fixing verb tenses)
- Player's jamming beam removed to be consistent with briefing
- Moved Corvette's hyperspace point to eliminate idle waiting time
- Changed pirate orders so they won't escape when Corvette jumps to hyperspace

Mission 2:
- Unopenable in every TIE editor except TIE Mission Builder, which can't edit briefings.  Incidentally, virtually all the bugs in this mission lie in the briefings.
- Moved some waypoints/entry points to reduce waiting time

Mission 3:
- Changed CRV Shellshock to 3 M/CRV's to perhaps be somewhat challenging at all
- Added a mission-failed debriefing (as if anyone would ever need it)
- Changed default warhead to Heavy Rocket

Mission 4:
- Minor grammatical fixes in briefing
- Deleted blank Secret Order question

Mission 5:
- Removed blank Secret Order briefing

Mission 6:
- (Hopefully) resolved issues with briefings crashing the game
- Added a simple map briefing
- Added a couple radio messages

by CPT Calvin Nunb (#2407) 2.10.01

VA Troutrooper:
-Added some post-mission questions