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whats with the new space missions?


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lironBD
12.30.2012 , 04:45 PM | #1
I finally got all the new grade 7 space ship parts and went to try some of the new space missions.

I managed to complete the 3 top tier OLD space missions with ship parts ranked 5 and I was thinking to myself that with rank 7 upgrades for rank 7 space ship missions it will take me 1-2 tries to master it.

BUT oh boy... tried cha rabba or what ever it's called.... mine field will take you down even with shield boost with power converter in 2 seconds... very hard punch. then you get a combo of evading rocks\activating right converter mod\ regenerate shield and actually shoot stuff to complete the mission.
very hard indeed.

I get the feeling that there was a way too much increase in difficulty from old missions to the new ones, fact is with all of my alts I've done all space missions and it's one of my favorite parts of the game yet I find this new missions extremely harsh on any tiny mistake in way making it too much hard to actually enjoy this.

I don't deny it's possible indeed to complete them but right now they are not leveled in their difficulty, they are all in same difficulty level so at least for me they are not fun and I'm not going to try them again at least until I've covered the other content in the game.
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GweedoBane
12.30.2012 , 09:16 PM | #2
Yeah they are hard but you need to adapt with these missions. Simply flying straight and just blasting won't work, even with grade 7 parts. Become familiar with the barrell roll, it is an effective fire avoidance tool. Also you need to stay on the move ie zigzagging a lot (watch the incoming fire) and timing your 10 to 15 sec immunity just right. I complete them all as they fall due including the weekly which gives a nice reward of 4bh comms & 80 space comms as well as 5 (or 10, can't remember) daily comms.

Stick with it watch your six and you will succeed.

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Lostpenguins
12.30.2012 , 09:17 PM | #3
The previous space missions basically let you sleep walk through them if you had the lvl 6 upgrades.

These ones seem really difficult at first, but the trick with these is making sure you avoid collisions the most, and then manage your shield converter regen. In Cha Raaba you need to hold back shooting the mines and just stay on shield regen as the priority while avoiding shots. Then you activate your invulnerable shield then immediately EMP when that's done. That'll let you survive the mines.

As I said, in the end, each one is quite doable. You may end up with 1/4 life left on your ship, but that's okay.

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Hovergame
12.30.2012 , 10:35 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by lironBD View Post
I finally got all the new grade 7 space ship parts and went to try some of the new space missions.

I managed to complete the 3 top tier OLD space missions with ship parts ranked 5 and I was thinking to myself that with rank 7 upgrades for rank 7 space ship missions it will take me 1-2 tries to master it.

BUT oh boy... tried cha rabba or what ever it's called.... mine field will take you down even with shield boost with power converter in 2 seconds... very hard punch. then you get a combo of evading rocks\activating right converter mod\ regenerate shield and actually shoot stuff to complete the mission.
very hard indeed.

I get the feeling that there was a way too much increase in difficulty from old missions to the new ones, fact is with all of my alts I've done all space missions and it's one of my favorite parts of the game yet I find this new missions extremely harsh on any tiny mistake in way making it too much hard to actually enjoy this.

I don't deny it's possible indeed to complete them but right now they are not leveled in their difficulty, they are all in same difficulty level so at least for me they are not fun and I'm not going to try them again at least until I've covered the other content in the game.
The missions are easy if you know how to use 10 button (mouse * 2, AWSD and 1234). I can pass some of them witthout any damage to my armor. The old space missions were too easy. I could pass them using a single hand, and without any problem.

For the minefiled, use 2 before entering the zone, 3 just after the little "safe zone", then 4 when the fregate is close enough. If your timing is right, you won't lose any armor. Skipping the rocks is easy, just focus on the rocks. Holy Hell, I'm far rom beging good in this kind of games, but go play a good old shoot them up (R-Type, Zero Wing, etc) to understand the meaning of "difficult".

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lironBD
12.31.2012 , 04:00 AM | #5
exactly my point, from extremely easy mission we jump to a very precise accurate ones.
I mean, I fly in there like a mosquito all over the screen with barrel roll and such yet one tiny mistake > restart.

will take hours to master them and for 4 BH comms? I mean i got variety of other activities which grant them and I can gain credits and fleet cooms for other activities which will leave me time to enjoy class stories I've not finished yet.
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Khevar
12.31.2012 , 02:35 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by lironBD View Post
exactly my point, from extremely easy mission we jump to a very precise accurate ones.
I mean, I fly in there like a mosquito all over the screen with barrel roll and such yet one tiny mistake > restart.

will take hours to master them and for 4 BH comms? I mean i got variety of other activities which grant them and I can gain credits and fleet cooms for other activities which will leave me time to enjoy class stories I've not finished yet.
Look, if you don't enjoy the missions, there are other things you can do in the game.

But you're overstating the difficulty with "one tiny mistake > restart".

Cha Rabba used to seem very difficult to me until I realized I had to leave shield regen on full, never fire guns and only use missiles. Pop the EWP at about 2 mins left (in the minefield, right about the time you lose your shields) then EMP right before the freighter. Once you understand the strat it becomes cake.

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Ansalem
12.31.2012 , 02:45 PM | #7
the new missions are an absolute joke. I knocked out all the new ones, did the weekly/daily and then stopped because they are just as boring as the old regular space missions. Space on rails in this day and age in a sci fi game in space is retarded. I pray for the day bioware wakes up and gives us 3d free roaming space combat environment with other players flying around to compete with. I guess I'll just have to play Star Citizen instead.

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Cubert
12.31.2012 , 03:09 PM | #8
I've read a lot of complaints and what have you regarding the new space missions. I finish them all, and get every bonus available, while only using my mouse and barrel roll key. So no, you don't need to do anything special, you don't need to force yourself to use this set up or those keys specifically, just......maybe pay attention? I don't know, but they're not hard.

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scottishhaig
12.31.2012 , 05:14 PM | #9
I agree with the OP. I'm also NOT saying the new missions are impossible, but the level of difficulty versus the old ones is greatly increased.

Yes. The old ones were easy. The new ones will probably be easy in 6 months as well, but the INCREASE is what we are talking about NOW - not tomorrow.

You ace cracker jack players that can win whatever is thrown at you and have leet skills - I bow down before your greatness. Everyone can't play at your level.

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Lyiam
12.31.2012 , 05:51 PM | #10
I agree these missions are extremely difficult. For all you people whom have done them please post a video of it on youtube or something to help us whom are having a difficult time with it. Otherwise in my opinion for the limited rewards they offer for doing these they need to decrease the difficulty of these new space missions. I've grinded against them, the fact that you now have less missles and blaster shots going out per second compared to the grade 6, and warfare pod that doesn't really work that well (I still get targetted when it's active) and the emp pulse never had drained your shields before but now does and with the increased damage we receive in these space missions that is around 250% damage per hit... I don't know but it seems alittle on the excessive side. Hoping that the Dev will put in some grade 8 items soon or something to equal the odds here in the new space missions.