Brand new to StarLancer and greatly enjoying it!
I'm playing on Medium and I'm on Mission 7 - the one where you're supposed to destroy the Ramases. I have a few questions. (SPOILER warning for those who haven't played this mission).
I've played this mission probably 20-30 times now. I can get past the mission - that's not a problem, nor is destroying the Ramases. But I do tend to be a perfectionist. =oP
First of all, the lifepods. I can sometimes save Makon, but I always, ALWAYS lose at least some of the pods (and in debriefing get chastised for it - a "lackluster" performance). I've tried various tactics. Afterburning towards the Ramses and taking the fighters out as soon as the launch, using havoks to try to buy more time, afterburning towards the nanny and fighting them from there, or afterburning towards the lifepods and trying to defend them out there. But it's just too spread out and quick to save every one. I'm pretty good at taking down the fighters quite quickly, but it's never enough - there's always a fighter or two that gets away and gets to the pods before I do. I know saving Makon is possible, but is it really possible to save ALL of these pods and get praise in the debriefing, or am I just trying to do the impossible here?
Secondly, is Al Rahan invincible in the second part of the mission? I've tried several tactics (even shoved a Jackhammer up his tail in addition to my regular guns) and he always manages to jump out. (Haven't tried unloading screamers into him yet, but I could).
I did a search and read someone say they did all of the above, so unless they were BSing, kudos. lol.
If the above IS possible, tips would be greatly appreciated. (Oh, and I know a lot of people recommend the Coyote for this mission, but the Mirage seems to work for me MUCH better - it's faster and has better firepower; am I missing something about the Coyote?).
Edited by - sgupta on 8/5/2006 1:59:29 PM
Edited by - sgupta on 8/5/2006 5:33:09 PM