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X-COM XCOM 2 + War of the Chosen Expansion Thread

Discussion in 'Tactical Gaming' started by Morgoth, May 26, 2015.

  1. Mazisky Arbiter

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    The next expansion called "TLE" will be announced this 9th october.

    I know for sure (well, at 95%), that it's an expansion and not a DLC, since they are working on it for more than 1 year, it should be WOTC size.
     
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  2. CthuluIsSpy Arcane

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    Another add on? Gotta keep milking the same game then I guess.
    What does TLE mean though?
     
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  3. Mazisky Arbiter

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    It's the name they use internally for this upcoming dlc, it may be "the last expansion" or the real acronym of the DLC, like "the last elder" or smt.
     
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  4. Cyberarmy Arcane Patron

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    The Last Enemy?
     
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  5. anus_pounder Arcane

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    Wait. Really? Damn. I really hope you aren't bullshitting.
     
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  6. ArchAngel Arcane

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    Does it matter, it is going to be shit like the last one. And worse, it might require last one to work so you will need to have those Lost and Chosen shit in the game.
     
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  7. Mazisky Arbiter

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    It's not a big deal:

    me and many others will buy and enjoy it while u and few others will shitpost on forums. It's a fair trade
     
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  8. Falksi Magister

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    Any expansion of sequel is pointless until they change the very basic fact that everything boils down to "activate pod early in turn to win, activate pod late in turn to lose"
     
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  9. Galdred Studio Draconis Patron Developer

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    That by itself is not a very big issue compared to having to make sure you never activate two pods at the same time.
     
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  10. ArchAngel Arcane

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    Oh don't worry, I will download and play it as well so I can shitpost better here. Then I will remove it and install back my legal vanilla + LW2 or just move on to PP if it will turn out good enough.

    But unlike Xcom 2, Xcom + exp was supported by LW1 so eventually I bought both.
    I guess Firaxis does not want my money with their shit products.

    And you are an agent of :decline: by supporting them without reservation.
     
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  11. Falksi Magister

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    Aye, very true.

    It's sad isn't it? all that design, all those choices, all the hours gone into making the game and those basic elements are all it really boils down to.
     
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  12. Parabalus Arcane

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    Unmodded Xcom2 has unactivated pods actively patrol away from you if engaged one already, ie. if you triggered more than one you "did something wrong".
    Pretty horribly designed tbh, even just a few stragglers would add much to the feel. Chosen fit the bill somewhat, but not enough.
     
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  13. Serus Arcane

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    In XCOM1 long war 1, the answer to the problem was by upping the density of pods on maps AND making larger % of pods mobile. In the end you still want to "activate 1 pod early in turn" but pods are often big enough that some aliens survive your turn and then a patrolling pod comes in. It doesn't address the fundamental flaw but at least makes it less pronounced and less repetitive.
     
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  14. Parabalus Arcane

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    For Xcom2 the "A Better Advent" series does this, it gives a noise value to your shots/abilities and aliens start patroling towards you.

    Hope Firaxis themselves does something themselves but I'm not holding my breath.
     
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  15. ArchAngel Arcane

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    Long War 2 implemented noise system, not better advent. That mod at best took it from LW2.
    LW2 also has enemies see dead bodies and go aggro and search for you. Also civilians can make noise while running away and bring in more pods.
     
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  16. Parabalus Arcane

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    Do you get regular checks from Pavonis Interactive / Long War Studios?
     
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    I wish :(
     
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  18. Fedora Master Liturgist

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    I revisited WotC because I ain't got anything better to do and... Well, I must admit it isn't as terrible as I remembered it but the main issues still stand. I just killed the Hunter and the guy would. not. shut. up. I don't know what they thought when making these clowns. They aren't funny, they aren't interesting, they add nothing to the lore. Playing on Veteran the game is piss easy, too, although I suspect that has a lot to do with what research inspirations you get early on.
     
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    I tried a few pod management mods, but the "remove activation" did not change the AI, so they would all charge into you without coordination (it could be scary at times, though), resulting in most missions feeling like: activate a pod, dig in to wheather the storm, complete the objective after all aliens are dead, or evac before getting overun.
    It was fun, but it lacked finesse.
    I played one of the yellow alert mods, but it didn't interact too well with WOTC when I did (I think it made the assassin not take action, or maybe I mess it up with another mod).
    I'll try it again next time I feel the urge to kill some Aliens with superheroes.
     
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  21. Fedora Master Liturgist

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    THANK GOD. I searched but didn't find these in the Workshop between all the anime hair, anime voice packs and anime soldier models.
     
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    I'm actually more disturbed at the increasing number of mods related to the Mass Erect games. Why did people like that thing so much? Even disregarding the shitty ending, the setting was bland and blatantly copy-pasted from better but older sci-fi works.
     
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  23. CthuluIsSpy Arcane

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    Because casuals don't know shit about quality games. :obviously:
     
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  24. azimuth Educated

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    I play this game with "larger pods" and "A Better AI". Larger pods make the game a lot more interesting, as you have trouble dealing with everything in one turn. Highly recommended.
     
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  25. Mazisky Arbiter

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    Around dinner time (for us europeans) they may announce this 2nd expansion or maybe something smaller.

    In any case it's is something EU\EW related with Xcom 2 since there are EU assets\mps recreated with Xcom 2 engine. we'll find out soon.

    Specifically those 2 maps:

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