Originally posted by Solel:
A ship with a one-day-jump is highly recommended. An Arada works well for this. I do not recommend cheating for this, as the Azdgari eventually pay you so well that it doesnt matter that you traded in your warship. Also, it is good to learn to play in a small ship such as the Arada, though you don't have to. I did all of the Azdgari shield missions in a Voinian Fighter, so it can be done. My suggestion, therefore, is to try the mission with an Arada, as it has a one-day-jump.
I have played quite a bit in an Arada. I'm rather enjoying the Crescent Warship--as I recall, last time I played through I went scoutship->Arada->Igazra. This time I tried scoutship->Freighter-Courier->Crescent Warship. And because I'm rather meticulous (read: slow), I had enough money by the time I bought it to get all of the purchasable upgrades, so it handles admirably.
As far as one-day-jump , yeah, it's nice. But for 99% of the missions I do, it makes little or no difference. And like I said, I'm enjoying the Crescent Warship. This is the first mission I've encountered that was impossible with this ship. It's not even that I begrudge it the ship--I'd gladly downgrade to an Arada or Lazira (which also seems to be one-day-jump ) and then buy my old ship back from component parts later on (I have the money)--it's just that since I didn't think to try that right when I got the mission, the save file is after leaving the planet and I have to land again to get the different ship, which takes 5 days. (!?) And those five days are just enough to make it impossible even with one-day-jumping. Alas.
Somehow, I've also managed to piss off the Agadzari home planet. The rest of their planets like me, but I'm an offender there. Hopefully, if I do enough missions, I can get that up to the point where I can land there. Yet another reason I need this mission.
Well, now I'm just rambling. So I'll stop.
Beeblebrox, I was searching for "EVO saved game editor"s earlier, to no avail. Mayhaps I'll see if I can find that one you mentioned.
Thanks for the help, guys. And for the welcome to the board.
(This message has been edited by theMouse (edited 09-07-2002).)