Golden Tug 2002: best original plotline of 2001,best humoristic plotline of 2001
I played on Easy with cheats. I know folks around here have fond memories of the tug missions but I've always hated them and this isn't an exception. Most of the missions boil down to 'fly to this hyperspace point...if you don't get rammed to death first'. The only positive thing I have to say is that the last mission has a cool premise - capture a tug factory and then use the tugs to rain destruction on your enemies. Other than that, tugs are completely not fun to play against and require stupid, annoying gameplay to beat.
I suppose I will have to stand out of the crowd and say this battle was pretty... Crap. I can't report this as a bug, but this was a repeating issue for me and it might be for others too. If you have XWA HD mod installed make sure you lower the resolution for mission 1. It was always crashing for me at around 4:00-4:30 minute mark. All other missions work fine with the HD resolution. As for the review itself.. Mission one features a zerg of tugs that you don't really have to shoot down in order to complete. However, you probably have to if you want to get any score above 0 as deaths of the blue force stations count as... Your friendly kills. Even if you do not fire a silngle shot in the mission at all. Given each clean TUG kill gives you 75 points then looking at Bonini's HS for mission 1 and assuming my math is correct there are at least 1512 tugs in that mission. Good luck wasting your lifetime trying to shoot them all down! In mission two, it's much harder to get in fight with the TUGs since T/A has a lower power output. You cannot outrun the tugs and charge your lasers at the same time as you could do in mission 1. During like fourth of fifth attemt to get some decent score I just grew bored of it and decided to pass this battle with a minimum effort. In mission 3 we learn that former Dean of IWATS has a Natalie Portman fetish. Was this knowledge necessary? It just made the plot even more goofy and worse. In mission 4 you can get some dogfight done, probably worth most to go after the B-Wings. All in all, that's a battle probably not worth the effort to fly.
This battle is incredible. I have many memories from flying TIE Corps battles, but none are as indelible as a mass of TUGS flying at me. The missions were fun, funny, and challenging, and I had a blast following the plot.
I'll never think of tugs the same. If you're going to fly one mission, let this be it
I'm going to have nightmares about TUGs for weeks now... *Goes to bed and closes eyes* "Tugtugtugtugtugtugtug" Argh!
"TUGS are everywhere!!!" OMG this battle is so fun and enjoyable ... not to mention hilarious. I want a kamikazee Tug armada sooooo bad! Took me a while to get the third mission to run (had a problem with getting the patch to install) but I got it eventually and it was well worth the trouble.
Brilliant battle, the tugs are a bit of a pain to kill though. the ast tug is one of the greatest ships i have ever flown
Updated. If your still having problems with mission one before you fly remove XWAUP and turn down the graphic settings. Besides that, its one of the best in the Compendium.
I can't even get to the battle cuz it keeps crashing during the breifing.
Well, a little tedious, long and good maybe to practice Gun training with small and fast targets. Not risks to be destroyed, maybe with another craft like Tie Fighter the mission can be more challenge.Tie Defender is out of place here;speed is the last parameter in consideration for shooting the targets in this Battle. Also,few creativity.
This is an amazing battle. I didn't think it was funny, just fun. The tugs were very creative. I never realized how dangerous they could be! :P And that made the missions unique and a blast to fly. The other great thing about this battle is that it had a decent plot. It wasn't just a showcase of weird tug behavior, but there was a good story to explain everything. Great work.
This is an amazing battle, simply put. The plotline is hilarious enough to fly it, let alone see dozens and dozens of Tugs crashing into ships and platforms. If you have to fly one battle, make it this one. You will not regret it.
OMG! I still have nightmares about those Tugs!
Absloutely amazing!! and hillarious to boot!! Great plotline, good action, and the tugs are definately challenging. If you are looking for a good, interesting battle with loads of laughs, play this one!!
This tug fetish scares me...
Very impressive, the most original battle ever! And the Astatine class Tug is a great dogfighter. You can go head-om with any rebel fighter, because you're so small that no fighter can hit you! I hope someday someone makes a sequel... maybe with special tugs the size of Capital ships or something :P
I've been seeing tugs in my sleep! And the Ast-class Tug is quite fun to fly. Excellent work!
This has got to be the craziest battle I've come across in the 4-odd years in the EH. I probably spent more time groaning out of disbelief then I did laughing at the tugs. A must if anyone wants to the see the crazy side of the tugs
HEHEHEH, remind menever to agree to play anything involving tugs again. I've never seen so many tugs at once! Classic battle that was hilarious as well as fun(if you like tugs). If you don't, then you'd best avoid this battle if you wish to retain your sanity.
Bravo! Wonderful! Marvellous! This is the funniest XWA-TC I've flown yet. My compliments to the designer of the Astantine-Class Tug! Great little ship. Now off to hunt more tugs...
Clap. Clap. Clap, clap. Clap, clap, clap. Clapclapclapclap....
Very good mission! The only mission i have ever laughed out loud in
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|Battle Total:||123,268||HA Daniel Bonini|
|Mission 1:||113,357||HA Daniel Bonini|
|Mission 2:||13,185||LC Tygra Shadowclaw|
|Mission 3:||7,871||COL Vladet Xavier|
|Mission 4:||6,948||HA Daniel Bonini|
(Submissions since 2010)
|1||123,268||HA Daniel Bonini||2009-04-11|
|2||112,547||LC Brin Chaser||2003-10-08|
|3||103,409||CM Xanatos Screed||2003-03-13|
|4||37,256||LC Argon Viper||2003-10-17|
|6||29,627||COL Vladet Xavier||2003-03-19|
|7||23,414||LC Tygra Shadowclaw||2003-09-17|
|8||17,970||GN Pete Mitchell||2003-05-28|
|10||10,659||FA Marcin Szydlowski||2002-11-11|
This battle has been flown by 233 pilots a total of 239 times.
CPT Alexander Anderson - 2004-09-14
CPT Alsdyr - 2003-10-23
GN Anahorn Dempsey - 3 times, last on 2014-08-31
CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-08-30
LT Anson Darkrider - 2002-08-06
COL Archangel - 2004-12-11
LC Argon Viper - 2003-10-17
CM Arlins Scabo - 2003-10-17
LCM Beignet - 2003-08-24
LC Brin Chaser - 2003-10-08
LC Choosh - 2003-01-15
LC Chris Cox - 2003-11-16
LT Chris Pape - 2009-08-16
CPT Con Selar - 2002-11-24
SL Condar Freed - 2004-07-12
COL CrimsonFury - 2003-02-02
LCM CyberShadow - 2002-08-10
HA Daniel Bonini - 2009-04-11
CM Daniel Russell - 2004-09-05
LCM Dargor - 2004-07-21
COL Dark Angel - 2004-09-13
CM DarkSith_99 - 2018-10-26
Darth Vader - 2003-03-01
COL Davi Anthol - 2002-11-24
CPT Derek Dan - 2002-08-27
CM Dierdre Varn - 2003-07-20
LC Dolsar Saris - 2002-08-21
GN Doyon - 2002-08-28
LCM Dufar Jabar - 2003-01-12
GN Exar Kit - 2002-11-26
CPT EXE - 2005-05-15
CM Fahrer - 2004-12-16
MAJ Frankie - 2003-03-28
LCM Germ - 2020-05-17
CM Ghorg - 2005-01-27
LC Girth Snail - 2003-01-10
CM Gistenjunge - 2 times, last on 2009-12-29
MAJ Granite - 2004-06-16
LCM Gregor MacDonald - 2003-10-24
COL Gyssler - 2003-10-08
LCM Halk Knight - 2009-12-29
AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-28
MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-15
FA Howlader - 2009-10-28
CPT Ibram Gaunt - 2003-01-06
LCM Jari - 2005-01-12
COL Jer Stryker - 2003-01-21
LT Kaek - 2003-06-28
VA Kane Reese - 2003-08-06
LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-01-11
LC Kayle Bayron - 2005-02-08
CM KEBLAOMEGA - 2021-12-17
MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-11-10
Keller - 2003-04-15
LC Kenath Zoron - 2005-01-12
SL Ketan-Shej - 2003-01-22
LCM KramCola - 2003-10-10
LT Lance Menu - 2003-04-10
SL Linoge - 2003-02-05
FA Marcin Szydlowski - 2002-11-11
LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-11-11
LC Mark - 2002-09-06
COL Mosh - 2003-04-28
COL Nightmare - 2002-11-30
MAJ Nuno - 2004-07-02
RA Nutrientman - 2014-08-30
LCM Nylan - 2014-07-22
GN Pete Mitchell - 2003-05-28
LCM Pi Stryker - 2003-04-23
FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2018-10-24
HA Plif - 2014-04-10
MAJ Powerslave - 2003-02-22
MAJ Praetorian - 2003-01-27
LT Rabbit - 2004-09-23
COL Raith Sienar - 2004-09-17
CM Ray Lazzak - 2003-03-05
VA Rejili Holthaus - 2004-09-18
MAJ RichyV - 2009-10-19
MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-06-26
CM Sabbath - 2003-02-18
LC Savageaz - 2004-06-05
COL Shae Kitane - 2003-02-05
CPT Solohan50 - 2021-10-08
LC Tissaya Argat - 2002-11-18
COL TK-7764 - 2002-12-29
CM TK-9780 - 2002-08-29
COL Todbringer - 2003-11-01
LC Tolbr - 2003-09-24
MAJ Tuba - 2010-08-30
CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-07-07
LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2003-09-17
CPT Viper - 2002-08-09
LCM Vissan - 2003-04-11
COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-03-19
CPT Von Predator - 2005-03-19
FA Von Reinthaler - 2003-01-02
CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-07-11
CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-03-13
CPT Xander Drax - 2002-11-22
CM Xeraan Rhazzazor - 2003-01-05
LCM Yilana - 2003-01-02
SL Zekk Terrik - 2020-01-13
MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2003-12-14