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Congrats for the pinning TK! Posted Image

You should also add the guides for Joint assault missions. Just sayin'


my internet speed has decreased from 100KB/s to 14KB/s

sorry, this is indonesia (read shitnesia)

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I was wondering what the S-rank criteria are for the joint assault missions.

As for mission SP02, yes I noticed how good 1200m high-accuracy missiles are! And how bad regular missiles are. I finish SP02 and I have so many normal missiles, because guns are just better.

Falken is really good for SP02. I mean I'm doing the math and:

-- HACM - 80 missiles, ok I can blow up 40 guys tops
-- long-range-quad-missiles, ok I have 36, so I can blow up 36 guys, but realistically it will be less than that.
-- Teh Laster System - 24 shots, but each use can take out 2 planes. That's well over 48 planes shot down! Who would have thought! And then I actually use it, and find myself taking out 4-5 planes at a time. That's quite a deal.

So the strat I am investigating is using Falken, and just lasering all the normal planes, and doing whatever for the aces. (though it's tempting to use TLS against Falken and Typhoon, because they're so dangerous otherwise)
IF there are in fact only 100 enemies in this mission, that's I'm guessing 10 waves of enemies, so I get to use TLS at least 2 twice per wave. Most of the aces are easy to take out even with missiles, since it's one-on-one.

As for the fat duck VIP city mission.
I used the environment to keep tabs on the location of the "RPG of doom".
As well as its position on radar relative to the position of Fat Duck. (i.e. I zoom out radar, but not all the way zoomed-out)
It's somewhere among the shallow, rectangular buildings. (the buildings are shallow but they may block your missiles)
What gets me though is that I can't find this spot anymore, since playing online. I get the feeling that the buildings are removed entirely when playing online, presumedly in order to render the allied aircraft instead, and/or the processing required for online play.
That said, the online version of this mission seems to be easier, and the "RPG of doom" no longer exists in the online version. I can't say for sure, but I just haven't noticed the "RPG of doom" occuring ever since I started playing online, though it could just be that me or the other player keeps shooting it down in time, or diverting its attention.
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Hellow there how is it going?? and I still not S ranked my SP mission 2 <_<

I tried the falken ang finish it without dying still got B-rank though. (time less than 19mins left.)

Edited by -=cipher*rei=-, 28 July 2011 - 06:04 PM.

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Yeah that one is definitely time-based. You shot down Zipang?
You'll have to be quicker, man, I did it in 7 mins, I guess (23 mins remaining) and got an S
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i shot down zipang. i always shot down zipang, it's just i always run out of sp ODNM on phase 2. and using standard std msl makes it even more hard. those migs are dodgers as well those f-14s. so i always use my gun untill it run out also before f-14's wave.

hoeeeeeeyeah!! S-ranked sp-M2 thanks guys...

19min, 24 sec(s) left
93% damage 0 hacm 0 odmn 200+ gunammo


i got raped by falken's lazor.

Edited by -=cipher*rei=-, 31 July 2011 - 01:12 AM.

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i got raped by falken's lazor.



Yeah it's way too accurate. If you wanna avoid it just slam the afterburners and head north the moment you shoot down the last F-14A in the enemy sq.
Z.O.E. should take a couple of seconds to appear, so you should be close enough by that time and he wouldn't be able to aim you very properly.

Edit: congrats for the S-rank, btw

Edited by Eisvogel, 31 July 2011 - 07:39 AM.

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The S-Rank missions that you need for certain aircraft concern me, do you need to use specific aircraft or somethin?
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The S-Rank missions that you need for certain aircraft concern me, do you need to use specific aircraft or somethin?



My advice is pick an aircraft that have this characteristics:
1: have nice and good both mobility & stability (stats mobility & stability bar at max)
2: aircraft with 150+ hacm and 30+ sp quad missiles (xmaa,xlaa,odmm)
3: and of course it must be fast. (speed stats bar at max)
4: good a-a stats


and oh yeah must have good defense. at least 2-3 missle hits.

Edited by -=cipher*rei=-, 31 July 2011 - 09:00 AM.

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My posts regarding SP02 from another thread:

I just S-ranked SP02 for the first time. (on Ace) I used the Falken and had I think over 70 high-accuracy/1200 missiles and 500 bullets, 0 TLS, and about 69 percent damage. (took 2 missiles not sure I would have survived a third) I got a little overeager with my 2nd-to-last TLS on the last wave.

used the last TLS on Pheonix of course. (Decided it is a very good idea to spare 2 TLS on Falken and Pheonix. It's tempting to use it on the other aces too since it disposes of them quickly... but TLS disposes of everything quickly! Alas you only get 24!)


Just now S-ranked SP02 on Ace with Forneous
0 HACM's left, 0 quadmissiles left, ~50 bullets left, and about 70 damage. (effin Pheonix hit me. That guys is freakin scary.)

Thanks for the tip on using 4 quadmissiles per wave after the first two waves. (though I thought by that you meant after the first ace, since it's preceded by two waves, so I started using them after the first ace.)
This game is confusing. It acts like this mission has exactly 100 targets, but if that was the case I should have had 4 quadmissiles left over?




The S-Rank missions that you need for certain aircraft concern me, do you need to use specific aircraft or somethin?


Pretty sure you are never required to use a certain aircraft to unlock anything except that aircraft's colors and weapons.
(ACX was different however)
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Le guide to le sp02 s-rank by me
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hey, does anyone know how to s rank the joint assault mission 19/20 on normal, hard and ace difficulty? its the only mission(s?) i havn't s ranked..... just askin.....
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Edited something, check out page 1 for updates
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you can't say triangle button, what if someone remapped their controls
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you can't say triangle button, what if someone remapped their controls

WHAT- r u serious?:rolleyes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaqC5FnvAEc

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You suck at trolling.

But yeah. There are people who customize their controls.
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Like me, but it's nothing drastic. I only swapped square and select to mimic AC04's control setup. And in the case of ACX, the up and down directional buttons are autopilot and view change respectively to even closer match AC04's controls.
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you can't say triangle button, what if someone remapped their controls


o_o

but i updated the front page anyway :)


honestly i just stick to the original joint assault control scheme i only change controls when it's too annoying / uncomfortable

Edited by TK 421, 12 September 2011 - 10:02 PM.

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I was thinking, what if my ACX/ACJA control scheme wasn't exactly perfect after all.
Which is kind of a sad thought at least for me. I was so proud of it and now it might turn out to have been a waste.
Thing is I would never have realized this had I not played AC Zero so I can't be too hard on myself.
And it was a pretty cool control scheme anyway.

I used camera lock more and more and more over time throughout all the games but AC Zero took this to ridiculous heights.
When I first played ACX, I hadn't even gotten to that point yet. My initial control scheme(s) disregarded flying in 3D entirely. (initially I had targeting mapped to nub only, so I can look back at a target while boosting away)
I wanted to yaw and this was exciting for me.
But now, camera lock is even greater than yawing, or much greater, so the emphasis has completely 180'd throughout my AC career. I used camera lock excessively in ACJA, but I only can't fire missiles while doing so, which is something I do in AC Zero all the time. So my control scheme is henceforth ''flawed''.

So I'm like ok what if I went back and put targeting back to triangle button.
So L/R are brake and thrust once again.

But where was I going with this.. oh I remember now.

See, while this lets me fire missiles while in camera lock, I still can't use guns.
Well whatever right, you can't use guns while in camera lock while in the PS2 AC's anyway, not to mention guns suck.
OH WAIT guns don't suck because you're playing ACX/ACJA.

So this is where it gets utterly sick.
What if targeting is R button.
Guys I think I might have to throw away all my other PSP games.

Edited by rockshard, 18 September 2011 - 03:41 AM.

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i still need to unlock stuff :/
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what stuff? i only need 2 more emblems and all the aircrafts weapons, thats all lol.........
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