What would be even more fun is, everyone has to pilot an ulysses, and instead of shooting each other, you must race between the capital ships while they fire at you.
That's the spirit! Sounds like a multiplayer mod with a bunch of those special missions (Capital Ship Run, Spiked Trench Dogfighting, Hide And Destroy, ...) could become quite _very_ interesting. Any coders out there who would like to give it a try? I cannot code (other than HTML, CSS and some PHP), but at least would offer beta testing and basic voice acting.
If so, we should open a new topic on this, "Mod: Special Multiplayer Missions" or similar.