History VideoGame / TIEFighter

3rd Sep '16 5:39:40 PM Premonition45
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* YouRebelScum: This phrase, or variants thereof, are often said by wingmen.
28th Aug '16 1:18:19 PM Premonition45
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Since flying around in an unshielded TIE Fighter when the other guys have much faster and better shielded craft wasn't much fun, the game also introduced a number of new craft for the Imperials to fly around in. The "Assault Gunboat," invented for X-Wing to give the player a more challenging foe, was reintroduced in TIE Fighter to provide him with a craft that actually could be able to attack capital ships without dying all the time. Also introduced was the "TIE Advanced" or "TIE Avenger" which was an improved production version of Darth Vader's TIE from ''A New Hope'' (it also had shields and a hyperdrive like the Assault Gunboat), the TIE Defender (a starfighter which [[GameBreaker pretty much defines the term "broken"]]) and the Missile Boat (which [[SerialEscalation manages to outdo even the TIE Defender in terms of being broken]] - [[OneManArmy you can take out entire fleets with one.]] And it is awesome).[[note]] It's implied in-game that the main limitation on starfighters is cost, with the Defender being staggeringly expensive, and the Missile Boat--designed particularly to hunt and kill TIE Defenders--being even more staggeringly, obscenely expensive. Unfortunately, TruthInTelevision: Often in wars the cheapest weapon is the most common even if better ones are available.[[/note]]

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Since flying around in an unshielded TIE Fighter when the other guys have much faster and better shielded craft wasn't much fun, the game also introduced a number of new craft for the Imperials to fly around in. The "Assault Gunboat," invented for X-Wing to give the player a more challenging foe, was reintroduced in TIE Fighter to provide him with a craft that actually could be able to attack capital ships without dying all the time. Also introduced was the "TIE Advanced" or "TIE Avenger" which was an improved production version of Darth Vader's TIE from ''A New Hope'' ''Film/ANewHope'' (it also had shields and a hyperdrive like the Assault Gunboat), the TIE Defender (a starfighter which [[GameBreaker pretty much defines the term "broken"]]) and the Missile Boat (which [[SerialEscalation manages to outdo even the TIE Defender in terms of being broken]] - [[OneManArmy you can take out entire fleets with one.]] And it is awesome).[[note]] It's implied in-game that the main limitation on starfighters is cost, with the Defender being staggeringly expensive, and the Missile Boat--designed particularly to hunt and kill TIE Defenders--being even more staggeringly, obscenely expensive. Unfortunately, TruthInTelevision: Often in wars the cheapest weapon is the most common even if better ones are available.[[/note]]
19th Jun '16 2:54:38 PM nombretomado
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* ThemeNaming: Zahn started it with the [[TheThrawnTrilogy Emperor's Hand]]. In addition to a Hand, you become an Emperor's Reach and an Emperor's Voice. You also become part of the Emperor's Sword fighter wing.

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* ThemeNaming: Zahn started it with the [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Emperor's Hand]]. In addition to a Hand, you become an Emperor's Reach and an Emperor's Voice. You also become part of the Emperor's Sword fighter wing.
10th Apr '16 9:11:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: the briefing officer is voiced by [[Series/AlloAllo Lieutenant Gruber]].
9th Apr '16 9:26:39 AM FTD
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* StandardSciFiFleet: Everything from numerous fighter types to freighters to frigates, cruisers and star destroyers.
21st Feb '16 2:42:45 PM timotaka
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** Destroying the ships you are supposed to be escorting can cause Star Destroyer Badi Dea to warp in and launch endless waves of fighters at you.
** [[spoiler:Harkov]] makes his final escape attempt on a Corellian transport named Geddawai.
21st Feb '16 2:33:52 PM timotaka
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* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Harkov and his fleet, from the Empire's and the PC's perspective.]]

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* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Harkov and his fleet, from the Empire's and the PC's perspective. He does make it quite clear that he has no ideological attachments and is just selling his services.]]
21st Feb '16 12:31:32 AM timotaka
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* OneHitPointWonder: The basic TIE Fighter is almost one. Usually they can survive one, sometimes two laser hits. Surviving a missile hit? Hahahaha. No.
28th Jan '16 5:14:35 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* JackOfAllStats: The TIE Advance/TIE Avenger. The TIE Defender takes this to [[GameBreaker Game Breaking]] levels.



* JackOfAllStats: The TIE Advance/TIE Avenger. The TIE Defender takes this to [[GameBreaker Game Breaking]] levels.
26th Jan '16 1:53:34 AM darkknight109
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* InterfaceSpoiler: Objectives never change during a mission, meaning that any "surprise twists" that happen partway through a mission have to be accounted for in the objective list. Worse, players almost immediately get in the habit of checking the objective list as soon as a mission starts in order to figure out what they need to do to pass the mission. Accordingly, [[spoiler: Zaarin's]] betrayal/ambush in [[spoiler: the seventh tour of duty]] loses a bit of its punch, as attentive players will notice that their objectives include destroying the ships that are supposed to be reinforcing them.
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