What could have been a decent battle is ruined by several factors, mainly long wait times, lack of additional craft waves (you only ever get one wave), poor mission balancing (most are not beatable on hard) and not putting the enemy on a different iff group when during mirror matchups.
A silly fun storyline with impressive large fights. Unfortunately, unacceptably long wait times plague the battle.
My seventy-eighth battle in the TIE Corps.
Ship variety for these missions are good, provided you enjoy flying rebel craft. Missions are okay, nothing to write home about. Story is a little silly, but light hearted. Be prepared for A LOT of waiting aorund in mission five (5). I would legit say that there was 5 minutes of battle to 20 minutes of waiting. Bug found, reported.
This battle has a solid plotline and a pleasant layout, however as you deepen into the missions, they are the same structure over and over, making it feel repetitive. In addition, some missions have over extended waiting times, making it tedious and somehow boring. A pity, since some of the dogfights were actually very challenging and fun to fly, and also the flexibility to choose a wide array of alphabet fighters gave the player the chance to either work space superiority, multirole fighting or pure old bombing in the Y-Ws. With some minor tweaks, this one could become a golden classic.
No missiles in this mission, even though you're flying rebel alphabet fighters. What's worse, you're flying against Z-95s and the like that *do* have missiles. Why would the IW send pilots out in X-Wings without missiles? That detail took me out of the mission.
Nice idea, nice battle, and except mission 5, quite enjoyable.
Huge, Huge waits, mission 5 is almost 30 minutes long! There is always something docking with something, making everything about twice as long as it should be.
Fantastic battle! I loved it! Very fun, and yet not a cakewalk. I suggest it to everyone, regardless of whether or not your in the IW.
Overall decent battle, although I could swear I played it before when it was called BoP-IW #30.
Well you have to understand an IW rivalry to get the in-joke of the plot. At the time there was a serious ship rivalry between the MC-90 Warspite & MC-90 Fear. The battle is pretty good and has Neo's trademark humor in it. :)
Loved that plot. Funny. Though the whole traitor to the empire thing was not that great it is just a nice plot.
In mission One (1) when friendly craft are escorting the shuttle back to the capital ship, they crash into it.
Mission 6: The capital ships' waypoint pathing causes them to collide andor fly through each other. This is particularly true of the three Star Destroyers.
Agree with Choosh - mission 5 is unacceptable and needs to be fixed. 5 minute wait before action starts, 5 minute action, FIFTEEN minute wait for mission to complete :(
|Battle Total:||337,382||LCM Vanguard88||2023-09-27|
|Mission 1:||50,032||LCM Vanguard88||2023-09-27|
|Mission 2:||54,105||LCM Vanguard88||2023-09-27|
|Mission 3:||49,361||LCM Vanguard88||2023-09-27|
|Mission 4:||38,513||LCM Vanguard88||2023-09-27|
|Mission 5:||44,560||LCM Vanguard88||2023-09-27|
|Mission 6:||100,811||LCM Vanguard88||2023-09-27|
(of available records)
|2||223,152||AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus||2003-01-17|
|3||185,654||CPT Derek Dan||2003-02-01|
|4||178,357||CM Benji Tandor||2023-03-31|
|7||168,903||LC Chris Cox||2002-08-23|
|8||167,341||MAJ Zhaim Jifarr||2002-08-12|
This battle has been flown by 61 pilots a total of 64 times.
HA Anahorn Dempsey - 3 times, last on 2021-04-12
CM Aragorn - 2003-01-16
LC Azazel - 2002-12-23
CM Benji Tandor - 2023-03-31
LC Chris Cox - 2002-08-23
COL CrimsonFury - 2003-10-18
AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus - 2003-01-17
CPT Dante - 2003-09-30
CPT Derek Dan - 2003-02-01
GN Dunta Polo - 2014-06-26
LC Frey Gallandro - 2002-11-23
COL Gyssler - 2014-08-16
AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-10
MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-21
MAJ Hunter - 2003-01-01
LC Kenath Zoron - 2002-11-28
COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-08-16
COL Phantom - 2003-01-18
LC randyrumrnr - 2022-08-08
LC Savageaz - 2002-12-12
LC Thorn - 2003-07-15
LC Tissaya Argat - 2002-12-09
COL Torres - 2002-08-17
CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-07-29
LCM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-27
CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-02-09
CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-10-03
MAJ Zhaim Jifarr - 2002-08-12
LCM Zhil - 2002-11-19
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