And yes I am using everything at my disposal, even when the guides suggest TO use the EMP and such. It's just too difficult. I don't get it, I've tried EVERYTHING. I want to enjoy this, I love space combat stuff, but this is just absurd!
Some like it hard and long.
Soft, short and easy are still there.
There is a reason why they are called 'Heroics'.
It's not like you missing anything out by not doing it, and it's matter of practice. In past minefield was considered 'hard', and one could fail it fro time to time. Now it's a walk in a park.
Nothing worth having comes easy.