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Offline Candor

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Expected AGM-41 Damage?
I really hope I'm not about to embarrass myself - but what sort of damage should I be doing to the Heavy Missile Launchers in Mission 2 with each AGM-41 missile?

I seem to only be doing about 2% of its health as damage with each hit, but I've seen Lets Plays where each missile is doing a big chunk of damage. And it seems weird from a mission design point of view, if this is intended behaviour.

Should I be looking to see if I've made an installation error somewhere or ?

 

Offline PIe

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Re: Expected AGM-41 Damage?
I usually take out a launcher per direct hit.
Just to make sure, you do know that some of your missiles aren't AGM-41s, right?

 

Offline Candor

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Re: Expected AGM-41 Damage?
I usually take out a launcher per direct hit.
Just to make sure, you do know that some of your missiles aren't AGM-41s, right?

Oh I know I have some others too. I've seen some one-hit kills, but maybe mine are sometimes hitting other bits of the model, or being shot down?

Also, if I lose lock, the missile misses - but I seem to lose lock when I'm on the last missile in a load-out location and auto-switches?

(Sorry for noobish blathering)

 

Offline PIe

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Re: Expected AGM-41 Damage?
I usually launch mine from very close range (maybe about 100 meters or so), and head-on at the launcher.  Sometimes, the missile will lock on even though you aren't at a good angle (ie from the side), so it won't do a whole lot of damage.

 

Offline AdmiralRalwood

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Re: Expected AGM-41 Damage?
Also, if I lose lock, the missile misses - but I seem to lose lock when I'm on the last missile in a load-out location and auto-switches?
If you lose lock, nothing happens to missiles already in flight; if you're missing, it's for a different reason.
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Re: Expected AGM-41 Damage?
Pay close attention to the lock. You can be locked on but in a position where it will hit the top of the arm rather than the underside (where the launcher actually is). If it hits the top, you'll only get a low amount of splash damage done to the launcher.
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Offline Sushi

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Re: Expected AGM-41 Damage?
It's sensitive to the angle, as Karajorma explained. Unfortunately this is a game mechanic that isn't obvious or well explained, especially if you aren't already familiar with the ins and outs of the Freespace engine.