Hallo all; first post here. I just got the game yesterday as a late birthday present for myself and have been enjoying it immensely.
Like many here, I am a fan of the original; bought it when it first came out and have been enjoying it ever since.
There has been, of course, a great deal of adjusting; the keyboard layout is completely different, though since I said “Heck with it” and remapped everything to HW standard; it’s gone great.
I’ve been having a great deal of seriously exasperated, frustrating fun on Mission 5; Great Wastelands 2 - it’s always been one of my favourite missions. I like the fact that this engine now adjusts the Taiidan Fleet’s strength to match your own upon starting. I’d won it quite quickly and had collected the Destroyer; it wasn’t enough - I wanted a harder challenge. So I went back to the ending of 4 and ramped myself up to max strength before Jumping.
Now…every thread I’ve read on it has so far said you would get two Destroyers coming at you. I haven’t read anything about three.
So imagine my shock - arrive, start harvesting, shoot my probe off (I like to do it early to stir up the hornet’s nest) and watch it fly…straight into SIX OF THE BLASTED THINGS!!!
And of course to make things more fun with 14 maximum Salvage Corvettes (in the classic game I play as the Borg ) you can only grab three at a time…which means I’m cooked.
Totally done like dinner.
Another nice twist is that the moment the Salvagers hook on; everybody with yellow paint drops what they’re doing and attacks them. Sensible - that’s what would happen if there was a brain behind the Taiidan Fleet.
But wow, you talk about getting pummelled. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Mothership get sliced apart that quickly before.
So I’m going to have to go back and try it again; there’s definitely no way I’m capturing 6 Destroyers. I wonder if there’s any way to calculate the odds so that I’m faced with three? That’d be a good force to take into the asteroids.
Cheers! And glad to be here