Part 17: Flight Log 15 - Lt. Lance Casey
[Flight Log 15 - Lt. Lance Casey]
Another cap ship takedown mission. The Midway had found a destroyer who was lagging away from its escort, and it was our responsibility to take it down. After taking down a carrier and cruiser last time I went on a capship strike, this was slightly disappointing, but I wanted to take down that base and get some revenge for Blair, so I was ready to get to it.
When we got there, the destroyer had a sizeable fighter escort. Instead of targetting the destroyer immediately, I decided to help the Panthers take out the fighters. I certainly didn't want to deal with them on my tail while I was getting a torpedo lock, and the sooner they were gone, the sooner the Panthers could take out the turrets for me.
After the fighters were taken down to a more manageable size, I turned my sights on the Barracuda, only to see that my wingmen were already taking it down. I couldn't help but feel a little bit of jealousy, because I love taking those big floating targets down when I'm in a Shrike, but I realized that I couldn't afford to think that way. Selfish wingmen don't stay alive for long (unless you're Maniac).
Taking down the Orca was a snap after everything else was cleared out. A couple of torpedos later, and my comm was blasted with the sound of God-only-knows how many aliens burning to their death. The only thing left to do was to take out a couple of leftover Squids that joined the party late, and then head on home.
Successful takedown, good score, I was feeling pretty happy about myself on this one. But I couldn't help but feel anxious about taking down that starbase. Dekker and his crew had been preparing for a week, and I knew that whatever they had in mind, it was going to be pretty intense. I just hoped that things wouldn't go too bad. I'd been lucky so far, but luck always has a tendancy of running out at the worst possible time.
I realized it had been a while since I'd checked the killboard, so I headed over to Pilot Country and took a look. I was still on top, which I'd known since the other pilots were always giving me crap about it, but I saw Maniac and Goblin closing in on me. Maniac wasn't a surprise, but I barely knew who Goblin was. I was going to have to go check out some of his simulator tapes to see what he was doing right.
T'lan Meth 7 * (If you have to skip a video, skip this one. However, I do throw some flavor in there, so it's not totally without worth)
(I feel like such an asshole encouraging people to talk in the thread, just as I come up to the most boring part of the game. Sorry, guys, this is mostly filler, and I promise that it'll get more interesting. The next mission is also kinda boring, but after that, it starts picking up again. Think of these missions as preparation for a mighty assault on a bug base.
I may try to get the next mission up today, if for no other reason than the fact that it's the last prep mission for the starbase assault, and I'd like to get it out of the way. Believe me, I want this part of the game over with as much as you do.)