I'm a total arse when it comes to x-wing alliance (partly because I have a £3 joystick that cannot be centered) and so you won't be surprised to hear I'm having trouble getting passed mission 6 of the Prologue
- the one where you and your brother have to escort your dad and the bacta to the rebel hospital.
Basically, all is well up until the point when the Imperial Star Destroyer (ISD) and 2 other ships arrive
What I try and do is to first attack one of the 2 ships on either side of the ISD with wingman support (Shift+A) and then move to the other one. Now, the problem is, I end up with about 50% shields after just the first attack and am usually dead by the time I mingle with the second.
I have managed to plaster the 2 though a couple of times and still escape with about 80% shields. In the meantime, you get loads of TIE fighters coming your way...and TIE bombers going for the hospital...
I go for the bombers to protect the hospital - but it bruises pretty easily with me in command
Somewhere in between this battle though, my brother gives me the order to evaquate...and...I do even though only about 30% of the hospital has been evaquate (66% minimum is required). I would stay but by then 4 gunboats arrive and start dumping missiles at me
Out of the 30 times I've tried completing the mission, I've evaded the gunboats a few times and escaped through hyperspace...but with an objective still looming.
Is there a good strategy for this mission or do you just need to be a better pilot?
I really enjoy playin' XWA even though I'm never quite sure what I'm doing - so I'd be grateful for some help, thanks