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Battle 4 - Mission 5: Abandon Rebel Base at Kothlis

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:17 pm
by tubaman21
I've tried this mission on both easy and hard and cannot complete it. Either the corvette or the shuttle get destroyed with the Kothliss II base is blown up, or the Executer tears apart the Liberty before it can hyper out. I'm handling the assault shuttles and they are getting nowhere close to the corvette, so I'm not sure what else I can do. It almost seems as if the Executor's turbolasers are too powerful and as a result, they take out the platform/base/Liberty much quicker than in the original version. Anyone else having issues with this? I am running the latest release of the craft pack (1.6) and all additional ships from the download page, so SSD 2.0. Thanks!

~Bryan
Commander Tubaman
Maverick 2
Task Force Maverick
"We stand alone, together."

Re: Battle 4 - Mission 5: Abandon Rebel Base at Kothlis

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:22 pm
by Jaeven
Yes, this mission is currently unbalanced. We have a fixed version that will be applied in the next update. Until then, you can copy and paste this into your missions folder and replace the current one.

There's also a balance issue in the next mission, so I'll include B4M6 as well.

Re: Battle 4 - Mission 5: Abandon Rebel Base at Kothlis

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:32 pm
by BenKenobi
Jaeven wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:22 pm
Yes, this mission is currently unbalanced. We have a fixed version that will be applied in the next update. Until then, you can copy and paste this into your missions folder and replace the current one.

There's also a balance issue in the next mission, so I'll include B4M6 as well.
Hi Jaeven,

Could you elaborate on what was the cause of these missions being unbalanced and what was been done to balance those missions?

Thanks!

Re: Battle 4 - Mission 5: Abandon Rebel Base at Kothlis

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:39 pm
by Jaeven
BenKenobi wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:32 pm
Jaeven wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:22 pm
Yes, this mission is currently unbalanced. We have a fixed version that will be applied in the next update. Until then, you can copy and paste this into your missions folder and replace the current one.

There's also a balance issue in the next mission, so I'll include B4M6 as well.
Hi Jaeven,

Could you elaborate on what was the cause of these missions being unbalanced and what was been done to balance those missions?

Thanks!
B4M5 had issues with the new Rebel Platform and the current power level of the ISDII. Here's what I wrote in an earlier thread in regards to the changes.

- Slightly altered the ATR's waypoints to prevent collision with the new Rebel Platform Opt.
- Adjusted the position of the GR75 Medium Transports so their explosions no longer cause the Rebel Platform to be destroyed.
- Slightly altered the ISD's entry point so it takes a bit longer for it to close to maximum damage range and feel less oppressive in the last part of the mission. It shouldn't alter how the mission is played, and the mission will still force the player to run some interference on it, but the ISD should no longer instagib the Liberty. On all my tests, the Liberty generally escaped with around 60 % HU left.
- Adjusted the Executor's targeting parameters so it doesn't target the Razor, as was the case in vanilla. I don't know what caused this change, but the new parameters should ensure it does not target the Razor.


B4M6 had similar issues where the ISDII or Executor would destroy the Dreadnaught Mercury, no matter what the player did. I've slightly altered the targeting parameters to give the player a chance to save it.

Re: Battle 4 - Mission 5: Abandon Rebel Base at Kothlis

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:27 pm
by tubaman21
Played through both of the modified missions without any issues. Thanks again!

Re: Battle 4 - Mission 5: Abandon Rebel Base at Kothlis

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:04 am
by cmdrkeen
I had the exact same problem with this mission. I registered to this forum just to ask about this ^^ I think the explosion of the base is the reason for the destruction of the corvette.
Thanks for the fixes.