We recently talked about the Prophecy Demo and how it adds several additional missions to the game's official plot. Today I wanted to briefly plug Prophecy's training simulator and the ten missions included there. Over the years we've heard from a number of folks who just never did any of the bar simulators after exploding in the Tiger's Claw original TrainSim. Some people see these missions as just a remedial tutorial for new players, but there are also some interesting gauntlets with their own high score boards. They can even include little bits of lore. Most WC games don't have the luxury of shipboard simulators, so when you're playing through one that does (Wing Commander 3 is another good example), don't pass them up! Here's a video of Ben Horne playing level 7, a rousing carrier defense.
Level 7: Carrier DefenseThe simulator is also where you find the wild techno soundtrack! Find the full playlist here.
Author: Colonel Jacob 'Hawk' Manly (typo!)
Overview: Protect the Midway against a sustained assault. Use her turrets to your advantage, but meet bombers at a safe radius.
Instructor Comments: Give them enough time to line up a torpedo, and you're already dead. Take the battle to the enemy.
- Fighter Melee Techniques
- Capital Ship Defense Techniques