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Re: I messed up somewhere and looking for advice
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2022, 12:32:43 pm »

You can usually gun down everyone close up on the first turn.


Valid point for sure. Unless alien reaction shot is at an all time high.

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Re: I messed up somewhere and looking for advice
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2022, 01:27:53 pm »
One oddity is if using Scroll lock for night missions, you can save that setting in Missions saves (It reloads with night vision on).

However CNTL+End does not remain saved when reloading mission saves.
There's a setting for that. But if you use that, you need to remove persistent night vision. Took me a while to figure that out.

You can usually gun down everyone close up on the first turn.
In my experience, you shoot (or move, or whatever) and the enemies shoot you right back, unless you luck out and they're facing the wrong way, get killed right off the bat, or some other lucky event. You need smoke to evade this, and that tanks your chance to hit.

Unless alien reaction shot is at an all time high.
Alien reaction fire is always at an all time high. :P

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Re: I messed up somewhere and looking for advice
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2022, 12:20:08 am »
Alien reaction fire is always at an all time high. :P

You know it. especially in XCF. It's like they have been planning our demise for years  :P

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Re: I messed up somewhere and looking for advice
« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2024, 06:11:07 pm »
Honestly I think it would be neat if all the different alien variants were all to have unique models to differentiate them.

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Re: I messed up somewhere and looking for advice
« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2024, 06:24:00 pm »
A lot of them already do. Likely a majority, even. Since there are so many and there's only so much art effort to go around, which ones in particular bother you?


I do like that a naked clone Sectoid is pretty much indistinguishable from the next clone Sectoid. :)

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Re: I messed up somewhere and looking for advice
« Reply #35 on: February 29, 2024, 10:38:31 pm »
A lot of them already do. Likely a majority, even. Since there are so many and there's only so much art effort to go around, which ones in particular bother you?
Sectoids.

The art would be easy to do as well. But modding XCOM is just so tedious in terms of file editing that I can't be bothered to do it for more than the engineers on my own.

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Re: I messed up somewhere and looking for advice
« Reply #36 on: February 29, 2024, 10:46:07 pm »
I mean, aren't the Sectoids the poster boys aliens of the extraterrestrial clone army? Them looking like they're all brothers is a feature... :D

Anyhow, what do your Sectoid engineers look like?

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Re: I messed up somewhere and looking for advice
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2024, 08:56:31 pm »
I mean, aren't the Sectoids the poster boys aliens of the extraterrestrial clone army? Them looking like they're all brothers is a feature... :D

Anyhow, what do your Sectoid engineers look like?
Same as the leaders only the headband is green.