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Who play FS1 or FS2 on the hardest difficulty?  The best I've done is on hard but hardest is freaking nuts.

 

Offline Ziame

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You surely mean masochists? And yes, lots of 'em here. I think that even MOST of them play Insane.


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No, not really. I usually play on medium. Except in Multiplayer. Hard or Insane are standard there.
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I generally play on medium, anything else requires my joystick in fully operational condition, of which it is not. I'd say most of the people around here play on medium, with the older hands and squad war guys insane-ing it up.
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When i feel my arse hanfded to moe on medium or higher (not insane) i do ramp it up to the highest diofficulty. After five or six deaths i put he difficulty down again and it does feel easier again, by comparison :yes: I normally manage to finish whatever mission was giving me troubles that way. Especially forced entry...
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Hard is what I default to most of the time, medium if I cba to put full effort in, and insane if I want to test myself/the AI :P
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Offline Iranon

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Sadists would play on easy, disable the opposition and blow them up with a Helios.

Insane is too much for me, Hard feels about right. Some campaigns seem to be balanced for medium though... depending on the capital ships involved, some missions might be unplayable on anything harder.

 
Well, I like insane, but most custom campaigns are unfortunately unplayable on insane.
So most of the time I stick to medium when I play custom campaigns, but insane while playing the main campaign.

 

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Every now and then I give insane a shot but I can never defeat the 3rd mission of FS2 retail campaign... then I just go back to medium and stay there cuddling myself till I fall asleep in my tear soaked bed  :(
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I hate the third mission.  You can't kill the Lokis without getting roasted by AAAf beams. :mad:

 

Offline Blue Lion

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I tend to ignore the harder settings in single player to enjoy the story. In Multi player though it's only worth it to do it at harder settings.

 

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I hate the third mission.  You can't kill the Lokis without getting roasted by AAAf beams. :mad:

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Uhm.
Guys.
Rockeyes have about a 1.9k range.
Beams have about a 1.5k range.

Beams die to about 7 rockeyes.

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Myrms mount a total of 10 rockeyes for that mission, and you have to destroy all the Lokis before the cruisers get to the node.  One of those cruisers is a Leviathan with FOUR AAAf beams on it.  We're talking 42 Rockeyes BEFORE you start targeting fighters.  That mission doesn't end well for me above Medium difficulty.

 
You don't need to disarm them all, just two, and you can do that by spamming the rockeyes just as a support ship docks with you (which you called prior to their arrival because you know both their spawn point and the time it takes for them to arrive), you also can at this point order the AI to attack a singular fighter if you're lazy or micro them out onto multiple opponents whilst you continue to take out a second and potentially a 3rd beam before you have to move (depending on how truly fast and organised you are), that means you've taken out the nearside fenris beam, and the two nearside leviathan beams.
Problem solved.

The /other/ trick is to gib the lokis with your wing mates faster than the beams can kill you all (whilst still having nailed the fenris beam I find this way easiest)
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Once I chanced upon a disabled shivian dragon. And I was in a bomber. Shivian had slow and terrible death watching the approaching bomb the size of his own ship.

 

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Once I chanced upon a disabled shivian dragon. And I was in a bomber. Shivian had slow and terrible death watching the approaching bomb the size of his own ship.

LOL poor little shivan.
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I prefer to host on insane but got a lot of complaints when I got back so I mostly host on hard now  :beamz:
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"We still believe in all the things that we stood by before,
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I know we're not the only ones, and we were not the first,
and unapologetically we'll stand behind each word."

 

Offline Kolgena

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Well, because you get to respawn in multiplayer, isn't it only fun if it's on insane? If you only got one respawn, then maybe Hard would cut it for making the game decently challenging.

And I try to play on insane for all missions. Usually works okay until things like Bearbaiting come up. (Mind you, I don't care about dying a ton per mission)