MT Training Exercise is a mission in Armored Core 3.
Upon success: 0
Operation Area: Barrel Dam
Enemy Forces: MTs x 5
Objective: Survive the training exercise
Operation Code: Bird-Watching
Client Name: Kisaragi
Place Name: Barrel Dam
Start Time: 14:00
Security Level: 4
Estimated Success Rate: 44%
Recommended Raven Rank: C
We'd like you to participate in a training exercise with our troops. Their MTs have been outfitted with new missile launchers that need to be tested in a live fire situation.
'll play the role of a target for their attacks, avoid as many of the missiles launchers as possible. A bonus is available depending upon your performance
Equip your AC however you feel appropriate, but under no circumstance are you to return fire. Destroying any of the MTs will reflect negativity on your income report.
- 10 Aepyornis MTs (MTs must not be attacked)
Kisaragi Commander:Treat this as you would a real engagement. We want to see you in top form.
Kisaragi Commander:Raven, you were instructed not to return fire! We weren’t kidding!
Kisaragi Commander:Can’t you guys hit him even once?
Kisaragi Commander:I can’t believe they didn’t hit you once. That was truly impressive!
Kisaragi Commander:The exercise went well. Thanks.
Kisaragi Commander:Not bad. Thanks for your help.
This mission is a bit of a warm up for the storm ahead and basically exists as a test to how well you can dodge as well as how quick your AC is. All you're to do is simply avoid getting hit by the MTs' missile barrage but you are not to fire at anyone as this is nothing more than an exercise. Destroying any one of the MTs will result in mission failure. Use whatever AC you deem best and you have at least two minutes. However, it is highly recommended that you build and use a very light and agile unit, preferably with both missile decoys and missile interception extensions.
If you do not get hit even once up until the time limit expires, then you will be rewarded with the KWM-AD-50 ammo expansion back part as an extra prize for your performance. One way to accomplish this is to head left immediately after the mission starts (no missiles fire for about five seconds), going towards the corner of the mission area. Oftentimes, this cuts in half the amount of MTs shooting at you throughout the mission.
Keep the dam wall to your left, use your decoys wisely, and dodge if your decoys fail to catch the missiles. It is possible, if you're lucky and skilled enough, to steer the missiles into the dam wall and destroy them prematurely. Taking to the air is not recommended since letting gravity take its course may lead to you falling right into a missile or two--furthermore, your horizontal mobility is hampered while in the air.
Above all else, stay mobile--a wall of decoys can only do so much, as with missile interception extensions and cores. Even this is not foolproof--you're still quite likely to get hit.