The “Field of Hono(u)r” mission was really annoying me for much of today’s play. It’s a rock-Klingon-rock mission, but then two Orion ships appear and loads of fighters. I managed to kill the Klingons and the rocks, and one of the two Orion capital ships (the other ran away) – but the Orion fighters are so quick that they’re hard to kill. Invariably, that left the Excelsior blown up. That wasn’t the most irritating thing though – the time it takes to get to that bit of the mission (a good 15-20 minutes) was. After at least 6 attempts, I finally managed it.
The next missions were pretty easy, and thankfully not exactly the same as what had gone before. Most annoying was the “Balok’s War” mission. You have to destroy loads of floating cubes in 90 seconds (which I managed) and then kill 27164534732 fighters. OK, so they’re easy to kill, but there are so many of them the mission drags on forever.
After more missions, I meet up with some Romulans, who are flying Klingon ships for the only reason that the game designers couldn’t be bothered to draw Romulan ships. They kept cloaking too, which was a pain. Killed them all though.