Best mission in any RTS campaign? I'm thinkin it's To Chain the Beast.
What is that game?
>>1103665I really like the evacuation of Mar Sara.>>1103840No way, StarCraft: Brood War. Really?
>>1103840Dawn of War
>>1103840>What is that game?ur mom II
>>1103665That whole campaign has the best missions in the entire game, tbdesuShame that the character interactions in its' second half amount to 'DUDE MIND CONTROL LMAO'
>>1104393>evacuation of Mar SaraI'm gonna assume you mean Mission 3 of the original Terran campaignHow remembered it playing as a kid>Building tension as you fight off incoming attacks, put marines on the roofs and prepare your defenses>A massive final tide of zerg units which chew through everything i try to put up>Barely survive with last few units and SCVs barely holding outHow it felt when i decided to play during low hours on the ladder>Huh if i properly saturate those mineral patches they can support far more than the starting barracks>Damn, those attacks are pathetic, i wonder if i can move out and check the map out>Slowly sweep the map until the timer nears 2 minutes and a modest attack dies to my 5 control groups of marinesThings that make you better at the game, also make you enjoy it less
>>1103840Wargh Raft. It’s pretty obscure, surprised to see it posted desu.
I remember funly the Cid campaign, specially the moment the Cid is dead, but you just have his dead body on a horse to keep troops inspired.or something like that.
>>1103665Excellent taste, I think you might be right. I can't think of too many other missions in any RTS that were as well designed or challenging.Runner up for me might be True Colors - Zerg 5 from Brood War.
>>1104424Funny thing is, the mission was designed so that defeating the zerg was one way to win the mission. For some reason the trigger for this and the speech explaining this was disabled. So if you tried you just stared at a dead map for ten minutes waiting for the timer to run out.>Play as a kid>Scrape through the defense>Brother has a go at the mission, builds a million depots and almost no units>Wins because the zerg can't possibly chew through the million depots before the timer runs out
>>1104544>Brother has a go at the mission, builds a million depots and almost no units>Wins because the zerg can't possibly chew through the million depots before the timer runs outyour brother is based and boxerpilled
>>1103665Escape from Aiur for me. I used to play it using only Zeratul like it was a Tactical Espionage Action™ game. Memorized every overlord's patrol route, every burrowed zergling or hydralisk etc.
The Vampire level in Dungeon Keeper 2 was loads of fun.I hate that they ruined it by having the monk level directly afterwards.
Is there a way to actually beat the Starcraft campaigns without just teching up to the highest available unit for that scenario and making a deathball of them? I remember trying to do combined arms as zerg when you are fighting the protoss and I would run out of minerals without making any ground because they could just rebuild everything so easily.
The one in Age of Mythology where you control all the villains
>>1104633The zerg? Unlike the Protoss and and Terrans with their Carriers and Battlecruisers the zerg couldn't just mass Hive units because Guardians and Ultras were pretty mediocre and so the zerg relied mainly on basic units with Defiler support.
>>1104544Always wondered why they removed that. Perhaps they wanted to really make it seem guaranteed that Mar Sara was lost.
>>1104633the zerg campaigns are just a bunch of mass muta missions followed by a mass hydra + defiler for dark swarmUltras suck against toss and air sucks against zerg
>>1104633I won all zerg missions by either spamming lings, mutas or both, so yes.
>>1103665Is that the last Terran mission of Brood War?>>1104424I literally played this mission like 3 days ago and my experience was similar. As a kid I was barely holding up and the timer ran out as my base was getting overrrun. As an adult I almost cleaned up the map on my first attempt.I wonder how I'd fare nowadays in the final mission of base Warcraft 3. Whenever Archimonde showed up I knew the base was lost, I could never hold him off.>>1104680Even if you survived the attack, later the Protoss show up and bombard the whole planet anyway, so you had to flee
>>1105155>Even if you survived the attack, later the Protoss show up and bombard the whole planet anyway, so you had to fleeWhich is just told to you in text. Theres no cinematic for it and most of the cinematics are just things that are happening while the main story is progressing and then they hit you with the mengsk speech and you wonder why the whole game isn't like that.
>>1105181The only mission where you plas as hades main god.As a kid i was sad that all gods already researched, and you had aphrodite instead apollo, so no way to heal all these different myth units from the boats.
>>1104431>tizon>baviecai forgot his wife's name...
>>1104659I hope Nick is going with him
>>1104654Guardians are great against toss, just need some hydras to babysit them and they rape.
>>1103665Age 11 monk vs 2 civilizations
>>1105197I just liked playing as red
First mission of Supreme Commander: Forged Allianceman that mission went balls-out early on
>>1105181>lightning flashes and all your units turn red
>>1103665>There's a coop version of To Chain the Beast with upgraded AIYou will learn the true meaning of whoop-ass and pepper
>>1103665Yeah I'm thinking Rise of Rome Caesar Vs. Pirates.>>1104397>>1104393It hits perfect every time as the quintessential sci fi last stand. The only custom missions I ever made used this same mechanic with a number of unit being made at set time intervals and attack ordering into your base. The fact that this was never really deployed anywhere else is sad. Any other rts just has scattered units meandering towards your base. No waves. No SOVL. Sad!
>killing civilians in the terrans fourth mission
>>1105682>units literally named 'civilian">your dudes autoattack them
>>1105689They do? I thought you have to specific target them. Maybe I remember wrong.
>>1105682they knew what they were getting into when they signed on to research the zerg for the confederacy.
>>1105682There are no civilians in the Koprulu sector
>>1105155The thing about Mar Sara evacuation is that when we first played we got some new units and structures to examine and see in action. Nowadays some probably remember exact values for everything on every unit.
>>1105218Not in BW. Maelsorm on hydras, then spam storms on everything. Especially before whatever patch that nerfed storm from 200.
>>1104633Yes, you can just spam the basic cannonfodder unit and make a deathball of them instead.https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWIRRgIfniFtSkLv6eEiDl28RgouQYpPOhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWIRRgIfniFvfheWH9QTF2q9o9-XPqiK_
Command & Conquer: Covert Operations - BlindsidedI generally loved missions where the objective was the capture enemy tech and use it to defeat them.
>>1106759Ohh, nice. The second half when you need to do a takeover of the outpost across the river is really fun and difficult too.
>>1105682>>1105682>>1105682state records show no evidence of this species
>>1105197Gastraphetes were so fun to use. I never even trained the other unique units.
>>1105682Raynor is constantly worried about saving civilians, so I was surprised to see he had no problem shooting down those scientists. Guess he really hates the confederates.>>1105692Yes, your guys autoattack them. I was surprised too.
>>1103665post theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NSRbwGEe7othe yuri's revenge mission in LA where there's celebrity parodies walking around>tfw no RTS game which contextualises missions in a roguelike format with a creeping difficulty giving massive replayability
>>1106759>that TS Nod level where you mash muties using stolen GDI techLovely stuff.
>>1104659>canada>rages against some toss player>arrested for hate speechwhat is he thinking?
>>1108737>probably remember exact values for everything on every unit.Neat.
>>1108737Why the fuck did they get rid of the voices?
>>1103665For me, it's Trudging Through the AshesNot because rescuing acolytes was technically fun, but because it was the point where I realised how good Warcraft 3 was.>I'll make do without one
>>1109630WC and TFT had so many good mission, i cant even point out any really bad ones. The defense of Mount Hyjal was fucking awesome.
>>1103840Warhammer 40'000: Tyranid War
>>1106759>>1107006I just started playing the remastered version. I never got into C&C when I was younger. Got to the 7th mission on hard with nod, it’s nigh impossible. How the fuck do I win?Anyways, I really liked the nebula missions in homeworld.
>>1103665My top 5>1 - End of the Pig - Stronghold.Hard af when I was a child>2 - Lord of Outlands - War IIIThe most enjoyable for me as a Kael'fag I loved the blood elves plot.>3 - Jihad - AoEIIFrom rags to riches and use of alex the great bridge.>4 - In Utter Darkness - SCIII love their survival missions, but this one is not so overwhelming to last a bit more than expected.5 - Paris assault (Don't remember the name) - RA 2Overcharge the tower with tesla troopers was hilarious, also dynamiting cycling cars
>>1109766Which one? All three variants of Nod 7 are quite different.
>>1110141All of them…hard mode is bullshit. Units move slower, do less damage. How do you win on hard mode?
>>1104424>>1105155You have to keep in mind that it's just a third ( or fourth if you count bootcamp) mission in the game and the previous missions are basically a tutorial missions with passive enemies that won't attack on their own. Obvious you can't expect a massive difficulty spike, but it's still challenging if your a completely new to Starcraft (or even rpg games).
>>1110297Well, B, the one where you get an MCV to start with is probably the easiest regardless of mode. With Nod my basic strategy is using packs of recon bikes to kill lone approaching Medium Tanks quickly and then run away. B as I recall has rather constrained terrain though which is not conducive to bikes, and I would typically go for making the biggest force of light tanks I can to try to steamroll GDI, but if that doesn’t work you could try just running bikes through their base and taking out the village instead of try to kill GDI.Second to B I would go for C the Orca Heist mission, because all you need to do is just get an engineer with some luck into the helipad in the lower right corner, and then just blow up the village to the north with the orca. You don’t need to kill GDI to win.I’ll try these on hard mode tonight though because I could just be talking out of my ass.
>>1104393My trick for this mission as a kid was to float my Engineering Bay to the bottom-right corner of the map and wait for the timer to count down.>>1105181I remember getting freaked out by this mission around age 10. I thought someone might have hacked my computer and changed things so I played as the villains.
>>1103665* the mission where you kill the overlord in SC and the lab exploration level* warcraft 3:searching the tomb of sargerasfreeing illidanconquering the elves with arthasfinal orc mission (;_;)* the absolute clusterfuck that is attacking the kremlin in RA2*killing yuri as soviets in YR* mental omega:second soviet mission from act IIsoviet act chinese evacuation of europedance of bloodthe final 3 levels from act II yuri and alliesfoehn's final mission* defending the tacitus in C&C 2, only because i fucking loved mutants.* actually just about any GDI mission because i fucking loved gdi walkers* gdi commando mission from C&C 3* the final main campaign age of wonders 3 mission* the aow3 expansion campaign in it's entirety, DAMN that was goodi don't remember anything interesting from: aom, RA3, supreme commander, empire earth, dunerise of nations and homeworld I & II are GOAT games but as whole experiences, no individual levels really stand out
>>1110349I figured B was easiest, I found that I couldn’t build up a sizeable force to breach the GDI and destroy them. I tried to sneak along the bottom and use engineers to take out their buildings. The AI air striked my units and sold/instant rebuilt their guard towers when trying to take them out with tanks from out of range. I tried running pass their guard towers only to get crushed by the troops inside, grenadiers are bullshit. I was able to sneak some troops pass the base into the village, but it was my understanding you have to kill the gdi as well as the village???
>>1110886So I played B on hard last night and managed to beat it, the main problem is you just aren’t going to have enough Tib to smash GDI like you can in normal mode. What I did was:>Start with double refinery and micro/kite with your fast vehicles - recon bikes against vehicles, buggies against infantry.>Get an airstrip first, then a hand of nod soon after. Comm center is optional because you won’t be unlocking any additional units with it.>If enemy infantry keeps fucking you up get some flamethrower infantry out to deal with them.>The enemy base has just two guard towers defending the west entrance of the GDI base, you can run recon bikes through it and north to the village.>This is potentially optional and you could maybe just run bikes, but I opted to build 10 or so light tanks and a few buggies to break down the guard towers and kill the responders, then switch to bikes and start running them up to the village to attack the civilian buildings. This seemed to deplete GDI just enough and they only really focused on trying to attack my base after that and didn’t care about the village.>Get a third refinery up at some point around your light tank assault because your north field will probably be close to depleted.>Run more bikes up to the village as needed. Once there try to focus on killing the village and don’t let them attack the GDI harvester moving through the area.Im sure there’s a more optimal strategy than this but it seemed to work okay for me. After your main attack they’ll mostly keep sending like 3 grenadiers and 3 minigunners, and the occasional medium tank to keep harassing you so just make sure you keep some flame guys around and use spare bikes or rocket soldiers to take out the tanks.
>>1110886And also, yeah you do not need to kill all of GDI, just every single civilian building, including all actual civilians that pop out and the oil rigs in the northern part of the village.
>>1103665Into China in AoE2>start with half a dozen light cavalry>objective: conquer all of China>have to capture villagers just to get started>have to find a way to overcome or circunvent the Great Wall>securing resources (all inconveniently placed) is difficult, enemies WILL happily raid every single mining operation you make>one of the enemies will build a Wonder shortly after start, when they complete it, a timer starts, and you lose if you run out of time>you have to find a way to destroy the Wonder, and fast, but it's placed on a heavily fortified island, in the opposite side of the map (so that you need a serious siege force, a raiding party won't do it) and the other factions won't just let you prepare your attacking force in peace>when you finally do it, you still have to conquer the rest of the mapEasily 5 hours minimum mission, hope you have plenty of time to spare
>>1105692I'm pretty sure they belong to the enemy team so your units will attack them on sight. If they're on a neutral team then you have to manually attack command on them.
>>1110508>the aow3 expansion campaign in it's entirety, DAMN that was goodHalfling one or frostling necromancer?
>>1111021Thanks anon, I’ll try this.
>>1103665Starcraft 2 WOL final mission, there nothing better defending you base from 99999999 zergs coming toward your way.
>>1103665From recently the fourth mission of Babur campaign in AoE2 , The Battle of Panipat, comes to my mind. It's your "protect the base" mission, but what cool is that it's split into three phases. In the first one, per-defending one, not only you prepare your base for attack, but also can go outside it to do side-missions to help you in the next phase. Be it destroying the main enemy forward outpost to make him produce less units or destroying or even converting smaller enemy to eliminate threat from them or even get an ally. The second phase is of course the one where you have to defend and then when the timer runs out, it's time to counterattack. I have to say, it's quite sweet getting to destroy the enemy main base after surviving his waves of units.
>>1103665Wargroove's FelheimToo bad that>no white male charcters in the main cast
>>1110508>the final 3 levels from act II yuri and allies>foehn's final missionHoly fucking BASED
>They'll remember us for this.
>>1117063Lived a coward, died a hero.
>>1116158It's a shame that levels like that or some of the stuff from Hautevilles or more recently Jadwiga and Devapala won't enter the public consciousness like the 20 year old campaigns.
>>1117091*Rajendra, not Devapala
>>1117091>>1117092I have played Cumans campaign recently, I'm in the middle and It's pretty good. It's a campaign all about survival rather then the usual conquest. I like how so far every missions has the pressure of Mongolian horde as this unbeatable incoming threat.
>>1103665Getting to save as many starting units as possible in Emperor's Fall Ground Zero was my personal favBirds of War is too easy to cheese
>>1104393Better defensive mission coming through.