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[SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« on: June 29, 2014, 08:55:53 pm »
What if it was possible to add somewhere on the Geoscape view a news ticker?

The news would be related with ingame events such as aerial fights, cattle abductions in North America, etc. It could also give to the player indications about completed alien missions. And also add some tabloid news like "Elvis seen inside UFO" or "The End Of The World Is Near".

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 01:02:21 pm »
Clinton speaks: "I swear i had no idea she was a muton!"

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 01:04:27 pm »
"Conspiracy theory turns out true: world leaders revealed to be snakemen"

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 03:55:30 pm »
IMO, the "end of the world", "mass hysteria and paranoia", and other such news should not show up until May/June, which is when I personally think X-COM and the Alien War become an open secret.


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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 07:07:38 pm »
"Talk show interrupted after participants engage on live physical confrontation over the issue of aliens"
"Official spokesman refuses to discuss alleged secret military organization"
"Man claims to have been abducted by aliens to participate on intergalactic porn movie"
"UN: international talks about the 'current state of exception' fail to reach any conclusions"
"Unidentified Aerial Craft are to be avoided by pilots - Official airline policy leaked"
"Unofficial estimates place the number of victims of 'alien incidents' in the hundreds of casualties"
"Swamp gas bubble responsible for massive explosion in suburban area"
"Radical politician calls for immediate action against governments infiltrated by extraterrestrials"

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 08:07:03 pm »
"Muton Pride! More and more people accepting the new comers."
"Global warming caused by X-Com experiments?"
"Priest says: Aliens were sent by god, time to repent."
"Sectoids welcomed to the next Olympics."
"Dalai Lama: China still more alien and dangerous."
"Solution for world hunger. Snakeman eggs!"
"Alien incursion an US false flag attack?"

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 10:47:45 pm »

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014, 12:05:29 am »
"Swamp gas bubble responsible for massive explosion in suburban area"
Classic.

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2014, 01:09:33 am »
i'm sure it wouldn't be terribly difficult to acheive a news ticker, the hard part would be making it relevant.

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2014, 02:47:05 am »
i'm sure it wouldn't be terribly difficult to acheive a news ticker, the hard part would be making it relevant.

You could make the news region-specific.

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2014, 05:24:51 am »
i'm sure it wouldn't be terribly difficult to acheive a news ticker, the hard part would be making it relevant.

If the ticker news are affected by alien missions taking place in regions without any radar cover then the player will be warned that the aliens are up to something. Above all, this serves as a reminder to go and check the current score to confirm that there has been UFO activity elsewhere.

You could also have a vague warning whenever an alien base is built. Or a classified report being delivered whenever a countryl is successfully infiltrated. Or of current UFO craft being currently detected over the skies of country X.

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2014, 06:03:48 am »
The easiest way would just be to use it the same way Xenonauts did, alerting the player to relations-damaging events across the globe. It increases immersion but also is a handy way to see exactly what the UFOs do when you let them get away.

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2014, 09:53:59 am »
The easiest way would just be to use it the same way Xenonauts did, alerting the player to relations-damaging events across the globe. It increases immersion but also is a handy way to see exactly what the UFOs do when you let them get away.

The problem is, in Xenonauts the aliens are much more aggressive, shooting down airliners and strafing warships. In X-Com, they rarely do this kind of stuff outside the terror missions, so there isn't much to write about.

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Re: [SUGGESTION] Geoscape News Ticker
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2014, 10:10:12 am »
You could make the news region-specific.

We are out topic but your sentences has a concrete sense

In rules file I wish I may add a new optional multiple value attribute to set mission on specific themed maps

such as

Code: [Select]
terrains:
  - name: NATIVE
# hemisphere: -1
    regions: [STR_SOUTH_AMERICA STR_SOUTH_AMERICA STR_AUSTRALIA]


Code: [Select]
terrains:
  - name: EIFELL_TOWER
# hemisphere: 1
    regions: [STR_FRANCE]


Code: [Select]
terrains:
  - name: PYRAMID
# hemisphere: 1
    regions: [STR_EGYPT]