Author Topic: Are STR_LARGE_SCOUT "alienDeployments" for "alienRank: 5" mismatched?  (Read 2106 times)

Offline robin

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  - type: STR_LARGE_SCOUT
    data:
      - alienRank: 5
        lowQty: 1
        highQty: 3
        dQty: 5

Looks to me like the "highQty" and "dQty" values ar swapped.
All the other ufos have the higher value assigned to the "highQty" entry, and..

lowQty = Maximum quantity spawned at Beginner difficulty
highQty = Maximum quantity spawned at Superhuman difficulty
dQty = Minimum desirable quantity spawned at any difficulty

..so it shouldn't make sense that "dQty" is higher than "highQty".

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Re: Are STR_LARGE_SCOUT "alienDeployments" for "alienRank: 5" mismatched?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 02:56:44 am »
firstly, you're misinterpreting the values.

lowQty: Minimum quantity spawned at beginner/experienced
highQty: Minimum quantity spawned at superhuman
(minimum quantity for veteran/genius is the median of the previous two values)
dQty: d stands for delta. this is a random variance that adds from 0 to dQty extra aliens (all difficulties)
extraQty: functionally identical to dQty, stacks with it.

secondly: it's converted directly from the original exe.
there's no logically consistent pattern, it just is what it is.
https://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Large_Scout#Alien_Deployment for reference.
see the deployment for soldiers: 1->6, 2->7, 3->8. exactly as described by these numbers.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2015, 08:20:04 am by Warboy1982 »

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Re: Are STR_LARGE_SCOUT "alienDeployments" for "alienRank: 5" mismatched?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2015, 10:34:06 am »
I see. But I wasn't misinterpreting the values, it's just the ruleset reference that has a wrong/ambiguous description:

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lowQty    Maximum quantity of aliens to spawn (beginner).
highQty    Maximum quantity of aliens to spawn (superhuman).
dQty    Minimum Desired Quantity of aliens to spawn.

https://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Ruleset_Reference_Nightly_%28OpenXcom%29#Deployment_Data
https://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Ruleset_Reference_%28OpenXcom%29#Deployment_Data
« Last Edit: January 03, 2015, 11:28:13 am by robin »