XWA-F 53: Tiss & Mike: Prologue

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2002-01-27
Last updated: 2003-09-10

HA Striker

Average rating 2.2
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 89
Patches used: None

Co-created with Marcin Szydlowski

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



I mean the author warned that this was meant to be an easy mission and he wasn't lying. Very quick mission

COL Phalk Sturm



I guess the mission itself is pretty straightforward but fails to deliver any real challenge, though while it lasted was fun enough. The other thing is the Tiss & Mike novella, which in today's terms could have been seen as pure #metoo material, controversial to the core of it. Alas, the mission was written some 20 years ago, when highest concern was post-Y2K apocalypse, I guess. Worth 1 point FCHG of murky intentions.

FA Pickled Yoda



I've always found the Tiss and Mike story and battles to be really creepy. The first person perspective is jarring and unrelatable. It smacks terribly of white knight attitudes and the power balance of the fictional relationship is disturbing, to say the least. Anyway, this mission does provide a quick completion but adequate challenge on hard so this rating is overly harsh... but really, just ick.

RA Genie



I hope it is not based on true events? Unless it has a happy ending. ;) The briefing and storyline are ok. If the mission design was as good as the inflight messages, this would have been a great mission. Unfortunately it is not. It's a filler mission. Fly it only if you have to.

AD Stryker



So, the mission is fairly straightforward; fly to a point in space, kill the bad guys, etc. Pretty standard stuff. What I didn't expect, and what stopped this getting a high score, was the unnecessary 'he's an Admiral and I love him' in the debrief screen. It's just not needed!

COL Rau Aznable



Generally, a poor mission.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 4,279 COL Rau Aznable

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 4,279 COL Rau Aznable 2003-12-14
2 3,896 CM Xanatos Screed 2003-04-23
3 3,768 FA Pickled Yoda 2021-04-03
4 3,575 MAJ Granite 2004-06-05
5 3,354 MAJ Frankie 2004-08-13
6 3,165 COL CrimsonFury 2003-11-29
7 2,968 COL Angel 2003-08-12
8 2,554 CPT Krayt 2003-04-09
9 2,373 MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana 2023-06-04
10 1,962 CPT Vector 2002-12-13

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 81 pilots a total of 86 times.

Title: Tiss & Mike: Prologue (Part 1 of "Tissaya and Mike: Love ammong the start" saga)
Missions: 1
Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance
Author: Marcin Szydlowski #3203 for the XvT version, conversion/upgrade by TAC-PROF/FA Striker/CS-3/SSSD Sovereign (#420)

Installation Instructions:

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.

Read story and then enjoy my mission.

Note: This mission is intended to be easy, cause it's only introduction to bigger story.

About the mission: This mission is 1st part of my huge saga I am planning to make. Before you actually play this battle, read prologue.txt file first. Then play and enjoy my mission. And after you complete this mission, you can read epilogue.txt file, to find out what happened after this mission. 
If you enjoy this mission, look for more missions and battles from Tiss & Mike saga. I am sure you will be happy.
Thank you for flying my mission.

Tiss & Mike Saga:
#1 Prologue (This mission), also check XvT-FREE #57 for XvT version of this mission
#2 Combat Training (to be released soon)

Special thanks to:
Ender Mbind (#2883) for correcting some bugs

I won't place ID Line here, cause it changes often.

Marcin Szydlowski #3203