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In Progress Let's avoid world getting destroyed by anomaly in openxcom

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Awor Szurkrarz, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    At 1st Jan 1999, the first X-Com base - on the East Coast of USA came online.
    X-Com commander decided to open 7 other bases - in West Europe, North Europe, China, Israel, India, Japan and West Coast.
     
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  2. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    The first contact with an alien craft occurred on January 9th.
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    It was a small rectangular craft.
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    It disintegrated mid-air after a hit with an Avalanche missile.
     
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  3. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Another alien incident happened at 16th January. Alien forces have terrorised a city.

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    After Skyranger-1 has landed, it was discovered that the enemy is some kind of monsters.
     
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  4. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    The monsters required grenades to kill.
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  5. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    The first X-Com casualty was caused by an alien wielding a pistol firing some kind of explosive energy bolts.
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  6. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    The alien required cooperation of several X-Com soldiers to kill.
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  7. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Another humanoid alien was killed by the HWP.
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  8. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    In about a minute, X-Com soldiers have secured the north part of the battlefield.
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    Operative searching the east part of the battlefield was fatally wounded, but killed a humanoid alien in return.
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  10. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    He was eventually killed by a monster after killing two of them with grenades. His killer was killed by a thermobaric rocket fired from the northern part of battlefield.
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  11. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    General situation, 3 minutes after beginning of the action. X-Com soldiers are moving south.
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  12. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    A minute later the final alien was killed by HWP.
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  13. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Final situation:
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  14. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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  15. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    4 of the aliens were humanoids. 16 were monsters.
     
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  16. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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  17. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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  18. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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  19. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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  20. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    So, how hard the aliens are in your new version? Didi you find a new dificulty equilibrium?

    How about giving the aliens something like a Sniper Plasma Rifle with bigger accuracy and increasing accuracy scores across the board?

    Did Open X-COM adress the fact aliens in the old game only fire snap shots without Kyrub's patch?

    The increased space could create new niches for alien weapons and monster, I must say.
     
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  21. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    I made the game treat plasma as explosive, so now it has pretty brutal damage radius. A single hit from a heavy plasma weapon can massacre the content of the Skyranger (by the way, I went back to the small Skyranger because it doesn't really look that big on the Ufopedia image).

    Plasma Rifle and Heavy Plasma already have sniper rifle grade accuracy.

    I had situations where aliens hit from the other side of the board with the range-dependent accuracy on, so they certainly fire aimed shots.

    Let's not forget that the maximum engagement range is still just 100m which is 1/4 of effective range of an assault rifle.

    Enemy soldiers as seen from one end of a board to another end.
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    One thing that bothers me lately is the number of seats and generally what would be the realistic crew for UFOs.

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    Medium Scout has 5 seats which would indicate a crew of 5.

    But then:

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    WHAT'S GOING ON???
     
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  22. Ovg Arbiter

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    "Empty spaces - what are we living for? "
     
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  23. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Are you trying to communicate something?
     
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  24. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    The smaller ship is probably flying at higher speeds at lower altitudes, which means it is more prone to turbulence thus requiring more seats so the crew aren't stumbling all over the place. No ship really needs more than 2 "pilots".
     
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    "Abandoned places - I guess we know the score."
     
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