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Cant finish career mission... Again


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After a long time I decided to give career mode another chance.

 

I chose BoM campaign, german side, an squadron that fly exclusively the 109E7.

 

First mission: go to northern side from the airfield, attack a convoy, bomb some trucks, go back to base.

 

Or at least that was the idea. We took off, then were heading towards the convoy, and suddenly a bunch of migs appear near base and start attacking us. Everyone drop their bombs and start attacking the migs. I manage to shot down 2 of them before running out of cannon ammo. With some machine gun ammo I try to shot down one more but I can't.

Then I just landed, as I supposed I had to... Or should I had gone to the convoy and attack them even without the bomb already and with no cannon ammo remaining? Is that the correct procedure? I guess no. So I just landed in the airfield with no issues and was waiting for some "mission completed. Press exit to finish" message or something, but nothing appeared. After waiting like 20 minutes with the engine running there with the plane in the floor, I then decided to take off again, fly to the point the convoy were (well they weren't there anymore anyway), just to find nothing except 3 migs that started chasing me. No messages like "checkpoint reached" appeared, just those 3 migs. I had almost no fuel remaining (the red light that indicates low fuel level was ON) and I got some hits so I tried desperately to go back to base.

Result: me being rekt by those 3 migs and dying, finishing the mission with a failure.

 

So what the hell should I do to complete the mission? Go and strafe the convoy with some machine gun ammo, destroy the entire convoy by myself and then save the world by liberating Netherlands all by myself aboard my E7 before being able to go back to my base and land safely? (Just realized I'm flying german side so that would not make any sense anyway lol)

 

PS: after taking off for the second time and going to the convoy position, I tried to do some "approach" following the map waypoints so that the tower from the airfield would allow me to land or something, but I had no response or anything.

 

Some tips? Or should I go back to scripted campaigns and QMB again? Since I don't like MP (I don't enjoy being cannon fodder of good players lol)

Or maybe try the PWCG? I remember downloading it once but didn't bothered with it that much.

 

Thanks in advance

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You don't actually need to complete all missions.  Sometimes things go south.  Keep your pilot alive and your plane intact (as much as possible) to fight another day.  There will be another mission tomorrow (unless you're dead, of course).

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Ah, I still remember that first mission, flying first time with E7 in great battles. Panic when mig's came, burn my engine and crash land.

Well anyway, you should be apply to end career missions, like you end scripted campaign and QMB missions - esc and select finish mission. Wait game end it, show the results and let you proceed to next mission or to next day. If you died or get captured, restart or your career is over. You do not need to be successful everytime and many times enemy ruin your day in this career.

Oh and one tip - remember what is your mission and try to stay in and do it. When enemy came middle of your attacks and you start to fight with them, you are alone, as AI stay on mission as long as leader give new order - to fight with the enemy.

 

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Yeah, what they said. You don't have to finish a mission, just live for the next day. Also make sure you enable Technochat by pressing "h". 

 

I fly with Bf 109-E7 too in 15. (span.)/JG27. The first career was destroyed by me landing to enemy airfield when did the first VR flight 🙄

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Career mode is the least game-like experience you may have run across. Remember the objective is the whole Career and not the individual mission. So if something goes wrong... it goes wrong. You try and salvage it and then you go back home land the plane and be thankful your virtual pilot lived to see another day.

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I./JG52_Woutwocampe
1 hour ago, ShamrockOneFive said:

Career mode is the least game-like experience you may have run across. Remember the objective is the whole Career and not the individual mission. So if something goes wrong... it goes wrong. You try and salvage it and then you go back home land the plan and be thankful your virtual pilot lived to see another day.

 

Thats how I see it too now. I got a mission failed yesterday in a 110 because we were supposed to intercept IL2s but we got jumped by many MiGs before. I shot down 5, after being damaged early on, and saved the life of another 110.

 

Mission failed because we didnt destroy any IL2, but satisfying as hell.

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6 minutes ago, I./JG52_Woutwocampe said:

 

Thats how I see it too now. I got a mission failed yesterday in a 110 because we were supposed to intercept IL2s but we got jumped by many MiGs before. I shot down 5, after being damaged early on, and saved the life of another 110.

 

Mission failed because we didnt destroy any IL2, but satisfying as hell.

 

Yeah, well. The thing is that if you did in real some reckless attack and died you would had just wasted one aircraft and all your training. It would had been very bad.

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Oh damn, feeling dumb now. I was expecting the "finish button" to get green, I thought If I finished the mission, I would have to re-fly it, didn't know it will be considered a failure and next day would come.

 

 

Gotta start the mission again then.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

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I./JG52_Woutwocampe
14 hours ago, messsucher said:

 

Yeah, well. The thing is that if you did in real some reckless attack and died you would had just wasted one aircraft and all your training. It would had been very bad.

 

Whats your point? Dont engage the enemy because you could lose? Engaging the MiGs escort was actually the safer thing to do. Ignoring them and pursue the IL2s with 6x MiGs on our tail, that would have been wreckless.

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On 10/9/2020 at 8:59 AM, I./JG52_Woutwocampe said:

 

Whats your point? Dont engage the enemy because you could lose? Engaging the MiGs escort was actually the safer thing to do. Ignoring them and pursue the IL2s with 6x MiGs on our tail, that would have been wreckless.

Exactly. That's they whole key of having an escort protecting you... to... escort you, duh. And that doesn't mean shoting down the enemy planes, all you have to do is to deviate their attention to you instead of your mates, and that was what Migs where doing, everything looks fine to me.

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