BoP-F 17: Black Ops

Battle Information

Game platform: XvT - Balance of Power
Missions: 1
Release date: 2001-08-31
Last updated: 2009-02-28

LC Linkan

Average rating: 5
Reviews: 2
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 30
Patches used
  • EH Ship Patch for BoP
  • Battle Reviews

    COL Genie



    On your first run, I urge you to inspect the PLT you are not meant to inspect. I feel that one immediately adds depth to this mission. The mission itself is carefully crafted and the various factories and fighters are configured for your enjoyment. A joy to fly the A-Wing and one of the rare times when the speed boost fits the mission (your speed remains at 120 even when you have lasers and shields at max recharge). Excellent mission, I recommend giving this a go.

    LT Mosey



    Very creative proof of concept for ideas that were never explored in the base game, and definitely worth your time. (1) IFF colors are shifted for the players, (2) there's some behind the scenes editing that makes your craft consistently fly at 120 MGLT regardless of your ELS settings, (3) use of trigger logic that XvT/BoP was capable of but never employed. However, having said that, it's not a 'fun' mission to play. The layout is far too cramped and 3D space isn't used effectively. More importantly, engine limitations are pretty apparent: the designer clearly wants to have a dynamic flow, but it's pretty hindered by the draconian trigger system. The cruiser is too tempting to kill, and the easiest way to do it can result in flight groups not spawning (see bug reports). Take heavy rockets for your warheads: it appears to be a noob trap, but it's still the correct loadout as long as you save one for the key transport you'll have to destroy for mission completion.

    Battle Bug Reports

    LT Mosey


    Bug reproduced. Presumably this affects all similar triggers. The B-Wing wave failing to spawn doesn't change the mission significantly, they're not a big threat to begin with.

    LT Mosey


    Possible to bug out the initial wave of B-Wings. I couldn't reproduce this but, but I'm guessing that since the trigger conditions is 'CRL Fury attacked OR inspected', if you trigger both simultaneously then something funky happens.

    High Scores

    Mission: 50,560 LT Mosey 2021-10-02

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    Battle Completion Statistics

    This battle has been flown by 29 pilots a total of 30 times.