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Seriously? Crappy Fondor Escort Mission

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Seriously? Crappy Fondor Escort Mission

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FranklinGraves
06.28.2012 , 09:38 AM | #1
Can anyone tell me why I can't complete the Fondor Escort mission??

I know I can hold down the firing trigger because I'm not being attacked and shields don't matter. I also complete the side goal of 25 enemy kills, yet I ALWAYS fail to keep the stupid shuttle alive in the last 20 seconds.

WHY is such an impossible mission my first experience with space and my new ship? Idiocy in design?

Can someone please explain how this is supposed to be completed?

Thanks!

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Blekinfar
06.28.2012 , 09:42 AM | #2
You probably need upgraded ship components. I know I and my wife (who screamed at the monittor) lol, had a time with this mission. Plus learning the attack patterns, helps alot. Go after the fighters asap when you see them, they are targeting the escort ship quickly. All of those lasers eventually kill it. Let loose with missles on the turrets of the cap ships. They will fire too, but not as quickly as the fighters.

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FranklinGraves
06.28.2012 , 09:44 AM | #3
Thanks for the tip! Glad to know I'm not the only one losing my mind

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chritie
06.28.2012 , 10:04 AM | #4
The best tip I can give you in space missions is don't get tunnel vision. Make sure you're situationally aware of your surroundings and what's going on.

For example, in Fondor Escort, did you realize that enemy ships are out at an extreme distance coming towards you(they look like little red dots) and blast your escort ship as well as your own? You can kill these ships out on the 'horizon' very easily at extreme distances way before they touch anything. The other good tip I have is with flagships. Always try to destroy the turrets that are closest to the direction you will be moving. The ones on the end. These are really the only ones that will effectively engage you for a decent period of time and really appear to be the only ones to do damage to the escort ship in this mission(I've gotten through this mission with both of us at 100% numerous times).

This mission doesn't really need any upgrades, you just need to watch everything around you.

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FranklinGraves
06.28.2012 , 10:17 AM | #5
Just upgraded everything on my ship to level 1 (except for the armor because someone told me in game that it is a reward) and I completed it in the first try.

UPGRADES are REQUIRED for this mission. Doesn't matter what else you do.

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Aetou
06.28.2012 , 10:28 AM | #6
They aren't required but, like with everything else, you should try to keep your gear level as high as you have access to.

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Icebergy
06.28.2012 , 10:36 AM | #7
I mean this in the most constructive way possible. If you are having this much trouble with the very first space mission, perhaps space missions are not for you. You will not enjoy the later ones.
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Xiahoufig
06.28.2012 , 11:02 AM | #8
Just as an FYI: Grade 1 ,3 and 5 ship upgrades are vendor purchased from the upgrades vendors and Grade 2, 4, and 6 are all crafted by Cybertechs. If you have a cybertech and want to do space missions regularly I recommend crafting them as soon as you can, or get the materials and find a friendly cybertech to make 'em for ya.
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FlippinFlapJack
06.28.2012 , 11:41 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Icebergy View Post
I mean this in the most constructive way possible. If you are having this much trouble with the very first space mission, perhaps space missions are not for you. You will not enjoy the later ones.
Not necessarily. I think the FE mission is a good training mission that demonstrates the tricks and traps of a lot of the space combat stuff. I failed it a few times but kept going back and, as one other poster put it, learned the pattern to it.

OP:

The person who told you about the little red dots off in the distance probably gave you the best advise. The enemy fighters do not always come from behind you. Look for red moving things out in front of the shuttle. Those jokers are what gets the shuttle the fastest.
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Owsley
06.28.2012 , 03:28 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Xiahoufig View Post
Just as an FYI: Grade 1 ,3 and 5 ship upgrades are vendor purchased from the upgrades vendors and Grade 2, 4, and 6 are all crafted by Cybertechs. If you have a cybertech and want to do space missions regularly I recommend crafting them as soon as you can, or get the materials and find a friendly cybertech to make 'em for ya.
FYI There are also purple schematics for upgrades which have no grade number but require lvl 49 and 50 to use.
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