Pink Lollipop 2002: worst XWA battle of 2001
I would have given this a 4 if it wasn't for the orders of the GUNs after they disable the station. See my bug report for the issue.
A so-so battle. I felt the terrible reviews were a little too harsh. There were some good ideas with the plot and mission objectives, but overall it ended up being unremarkable. It was a very fast battle at least.
Very good quick battle with a good story idea. Your fellow flight group defects to the rebels. The rebel base they fled to needs to be destroyed as well as the pirates that supported them and the pilots need to be captured.
I played on Easy with cheats. Most everything I have to say pertains to items besides the mission design. The mission design was just so-so. It was interesting and weird to fly a Y-Wing here, but the missions are so-so. I'm also a kid at heart and seeing the names of the Pirate ships was kinda funny. Other than that, this battle was pretty unremarkable.
A good solid battle for the hardcore fans of the T/A. It's nothing out of the ordinary, the briefings are succint yet acceptable, and the story is simple. Go out there in your T/A and kill'em all. Nothing fancy, nothing challenging, just shooting and shooting. Not the best in the Compendium, but one that is worth flying.
It was an okay battle really. From technical or design persepctive there's nothing bad about it really. It sports four relatively short missions of tactical approach which I favor. The selection of craft to fly was interesting too. The TIE-Booster does seem like a cheaper replacement for a TIE-Advanced. It has the same speed, half its guns and terrible power management! It's also used in a mission where if you want to have a solid score you need to spend roughly 50+ minutes on, even if primary goals can be completed in just a few. I did not expect to fly an Y-Wing though, still not sure why we got one. But it's bearable to do so. The story is okay but like some previous comments state, it has an immature apprach with ship names and/or cargo. If it was treated tad more seriously it would certainly boost the rating from me! Still, it's not a bad battle to fly.
This battle had several signs of an immature designer. 'Captain Stupid' was the cargo of one craft (although that might have been a decoy), and like Lo Mar said in his review, the interesting premise was dropped after two missions.
Started with an interesting premise, the hunt for and tracking down of a traitorous squadron. If they had stuck here it probably would've been a great narrative, but they easily got lost and went into other things and split focus. Mission design was only solidly ok too. I don't think it was bad, but it's not one I'd recommend beyond RtF or points either.
I can't understand how the last mission could be possible without a beam weapon to give a little more speed to that crappy Y-W. And I hate to have to flee because 8 XWs are chasing me and no more allies to help
I have to concede with most of the others who already posted a review. Mission 3 has the already mentioned bugs (Anyone planning on changing the GUNs' orders from 'attack targets' to 'disable targets' instead?), and although your IFF is supposed to be changed and you're flying a Y/W, the rebels simply attack you. There wasn't much to the story either. The reason why I gave it one point is, because I was able to play through the battle without XwA crashing.
There is bug on 3rd mision i think , the platform after diseble is being destroyed by your own crafts ..unable to complete
Well, the (corrected) battle is quite ok I think... concerning mission 3, don't forget you can tell your wingmen to ignore a target by hitting Shift+I.
Grrrrrrr! This battle was so anoying!!! Why did I hate it you might ask? Well first of all I HATE the Y/W, your "allies" kill the mission critical craft, I hate teh Y/W, there is no way you should be stuck in a mission being shot at by gunships and a Golan battle stationin a TIE with no back up and only 2 misiles and oh yeah did I meantion I lothe teh Y/W! If we need to disable a ship give us a T/D! the IFF dosn't help you if you are shooting at them and in a T/D at least you can RUN! I was going 45k/h for god sakes! I hate reble fighters!
This battle was horrible. it was very buggy. For example the recon mission.... in the mission where you are supposed to disable the tau squadron, the damn AI kills them instead...
Well, it was the very FIRST battle I made, so it isn't as good as some of my later ones. Other than the one bug, it is OK. I give it a 3 just because you get to pilot a wide variety of craft in it.
Excellent first mission. Mission 3 was HORRIBLE. Yes, I love to fly Y-wings. Especially when there are superior fighters all over the place. I also love it when craft that are supposed to be disabled are killed by the impudence of the AI I am flying with. Greeeeeeaaaaaaaat mission.
Pretty Good battle, I had the same problem with the M/FRG being destroyed, so I ran through the Rebel sector first.
Mission 3: The Gunships are ordered to attack all other rebels once the station is disabled, but they miss a lot and their missile barrages often hit the station, destroying it. Destroy all fighters and capitol ships prior to disabling the station if at all possible, otherwise you just have to hope that the GUN missiles don't hit the station when they start attacking the fighters.
Mission 4: Tractor Beam is in the menu twice.
Added: the ISD in M3 has starfighter orders
M3: the FUNs destroy the Golan, T/A Ghost destroys XW Tau, both failing the mission. Orders needs changing. That, and the GSPs *didn't* get away...
|Battle Total:||43,130||COL Deimos|
|Mission 1:||6,505||COL Deimos|
|Mission 2:||17,341||COL Deimos|
|Mission 3:||9,880||COL Deimos|
|Mission 4:||9,404||COL Deimos|
(of available records)
|1||33,212||LCM Marek Ny`Irfa||2020-10-10|
|3||22,213||LCM Josef Hassan||2004-10-02|
|4||21,687||LC Tygra Shadowclaw||2003-08-14|
|10||10,069||GN Dunta Polo||2009-07-03|
This battle has been flown by 355 pilots a total of 371 times.
MAJ Ace Fighter - 2003-11-19
CPT Alexander Anderson - 2004-09-03
HA Anahorn Dempsey - 8 times, last on 2021-05-03
LC andr3 - 2021-10-16
CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-09-01
CM Andros Rok - 2002-11-26
COL Angel - 2002-12-06
COL Archangel - 2003-06-04
MAJ Artyis - 2002-11-18
LCM Beignet - 2003-11-07
LCM Big Daddy - 2003-03-20
CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-05-16
CM Bonzo - 2002-08-22
CM Cabbel - 2002-09-11
LT Cauldron Hawke - 2004-06-18
LC Choosh - 2002-11-27
LC Chris Cox - 2003-01-07
LT Chris Pape - 2009-08-31
SL Condar Freed - 2004-07-12
COL CrimsonFury - 2003-08-18
LC Curtis - 2002-09-01
LT Damon Spears - 2003-01-09
LCM Dargor - 2004-07-17
CM DarkSith_99 - 2018-09-01
CM Dash Rendar - 2003-01-18
LCM Daurathi Ghost - 2003-07-29
MAJ Deleted Member - 2003-02-18
GN Dunta Polo - 2009-07-03
CM El Guapo - 2005-03-01
GN Elwood the Brave - 3 times, last on 2015-08-20
CM Epicedion - 2020-09-20
LT Eridanus - 2004-10-01
MAJ Eugene - 2003-01-27
MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2003-03-28
GN Exar Kit - 2002-11-19
CM Fahrer - 2004-12-13
CM Falcon - 2003-01-31
MAJ Flelm - 2014-09-30
MAJ Frankie - 2003-03-26
CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-15
CM Frenzy Lekvoda - 2003-06-23
FA Giovanni Palermo - 2004-09-08
LC Girth Snail - 2003-01-06
MAJ Granite - 2005-05-18
LCM Gregor MacDonald - 2003-10-17
CPT Grimlock - 2003-01-07
LCM Halk Knight - 2009-11-28
AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-25
MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-11
FA Howlader - 2010-01-17
LT Illandian Hunt - 2003-04-07
LCM Jagged Fell III - 2023-10-12
CM Jan Schneider - 2003-02-06
GN Jarek La’an - 2005-01-30
COL Jer Stryker - 2003-01-07
LCM Josef Hassan - 2004-10-02
LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-01-08
LC Kayle Bayron - 2005-02-08
MAJ Kazraran - 2023-02-24
MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2021-10-29
MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-05-13
SL Ketan-Shej - 2003-03-19
LT Korbane Ashoka - 2002-09-06
LCM Lazyleesblood - 2003-06-19
COL Lenvik - 2003-08-09
LCM Lo Mar - 2020-09-17
COL Locke Setzer - 2003-06-13
LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-10-10
CM Matthew Weeks - 2 times, last on 2013-09-02
LT Maxwell - 2003-06-03
Mayk Wolverine - 2002-08-09
COL Mosh - 2002-11-16
LCM Naar Treib - 2003-05-17
Per-Aa Damar N`Eshathi - 2003-05-08
COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-10-29
COL Phantom - 2003-01-15
VA Philo - 2002-11-17
LCM Pi Stryker - 2003-05-06
FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2020-09-05
HA Plif - 2015-05-02
MAJ Praetorian - 2003-02-08
GN Rancorous - 2 times, last on 2009-05-11
LC Rando - 2 times, last on 2020-09-05
CPT Red Fox - 2002-11-18
VA Rejili Holthaus - 2005-01-27
MAJ RichyV - 2009-10-07
LC Savageaz - 2004-06-05
COL Shae Kitane - 2002-12-23
LCM Shark - 2004-07-24
LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-06
VA Starrett - 2002-09-03
LT Swerg - 2003-06-20
MAJ Tek Selkirk - 2003-07-09
MAJ TheBlackxRanger - 2 times, last on 2023-09-09
LCM Thomas O'deevs - 2004-08-07
CM Thomas Solo - 2003-01-06
LC Thorn - 2002-08-18
CPT TK-6686 - 2002-09-09
CM TK-9780 - 2002-08-25
LC Tolbr - 2003-09-28
LCM Tom O'deevs - 2010-04-30
MAJ Tuba - 2010-08-30
CPT Turel - 2021-04-08
LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2003-08-14
CPT Ulath - 2003-03-18
LCM Vissan - 2003-10-03
COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-02-03
CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-07-14
GN Wil Striker - 2003-01-01
CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2 times, last on 2023-09-17
COL Woobee - 2003-01-21
CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-02-01
CPT Xander Drax - 2002-09-08
LCM Yilana - 2003-01-02
LT Zacarias - 2003-06-17
Title: Nasty Surprise Missions: 4 Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance Author: FL/LCM RogueWing/Ghost 2-1/Wing XI/ISD Immortal Things you will need to do to play this mission properly. 1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle. 2] Check the Misc folder in your XWA for additional material like patches, emails or sounds. 3] In EHBL, create a new "EH Pilot" in the Game Menu (Check "Prepare for EH Battle"). 4] Press the X-Wing Alliance button to start XWA and fly the battle. 5. Back up your shiplist in the XWingAlliance directory and replace it with this one. (It allows you to fly the TIE Experimental M5) Good luck and have fun!