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[Suggestion] Tail Until Over Land
« on: September 11, 2023, 02:02:51 pm »
I'd like the "Tail Over Land" option (from Xenonauts) to be added when intercepting a UFO. This means that it will only launch an interception if it would take place over land (in case you want to collect the crash site; otherwise this would have to be done by carefully moving your interceptor out of the way and using reflexes, and is difficult to do in areas that are very fjordy or archipelagic, especially over Scandinavia.)

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Re: [Suggestion] Tail Until Over Land
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2023, 05:32:40 pm »
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Re: [Suggestion] Tail Until Over Land
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2023, 03:05:21 pm »
I know I don't have to tell this to Meridian, but just for the record: this should be an option. Because it sounds like a feature similar to the alert on landing, which is often criticised for neutering the Geoscape (as you don't have to pay attention to what you're doing, which leads to player's alienation from the game).

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Re: [Suggestion] Tail Until Over Land
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2023, 03:38:26 pm »
I completely disagree with that opinion, for me it is not neutering anything.
Same for "alert on landing".

Also, TFTD already has this option feature, only UFO doesn't have it.

But if it absolutely must be an option, so be it, it will be an option.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2023, 03:40:19 pm by Meridian »

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Re: [Suggestion] Tail Until Over Land
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2023, 04:33:15 pm »
Geoscape is RTS-with-no-pause for a reason. The option is only available if interception oversea (TFTD: overland) is impossible. This is also for a reason. I know not everyone likes RTS, but such is Xcom's philosophy, therefore the proposed change certainly shouldn't be forced but optional.

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Re: [Suggestion] Tail Until Over Land
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2023, 05:04:41 pm »
It's all just point of view.

Everything you do in basespace/battlescape is a pause.

"Alert on new UFO sighting" and "Alert on UFO landing" are completely equivalent for me.
Or should I make also Alert on new UFO optional too? :)
And there's dozens and dozens of such examples.
And they are all implemented for a reason.

Anyhow, I will make the option... but to be honest, the option will make the feature only more prominent than it would otherwise be.
Without the option, the user would have to magically discover a shortcut (probably Ctrl+click on Tail icon or something like that), which is extremely unlikely.
With the option, the user will know it exists, and will be asking around until someone tells them how to do it.