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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9045 on: April 29, 2024, 01:26:38 pm »
So, i captured the doctor X in a rather obscure way (graveityball mission) because I expected a super complicated mission to capture her, but what is done is done. What do I do with her now? There are 5 options, and I have no idea what to choose.

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N7 16-Dec-2023 Flying Tiger, Hidden Tentacle
« Reply #9046 on: April 29, 2024, 02:37:59 pm »
Welcome, another victim of Xpiratez author's trolling! The short answer is "Governor is in the another castle". Exit tiles are at the beginning of "maze". For longer answer you can read this:
https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php?topic=5345.msg158977#msg158977

I only take partial responsibility. I authorized New Cydonia and nerfed its difficulty a bit, but it was created as a mod by a Russian group.

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9047 on: April 29, 2024, 08:05:42 pm »

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9048 on: April 29, 2024, 08:40:12 pm »
I knew! I knew it will come soon! Yaay!

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9049 on: April 29, 2024, 09:05:47 pm »
So, i captured the doctor X in a rather obscure way (graveityball mission) because I expected a super complicated mission to capture her, but what is done is done. What do I do with her now? There are 5 options, and I have no idea what to choose.
Short answer: do whatever you want, none of the choices is very essential for playing and winning the game.
Medium sized answer: Trick her and make her as Knight. Looks like this path currently is the most developed one.
Long answer: Read this https://xpedia.netlify.app/##STR_GDX_011


I only take partial responsibility. I authorized New Cydonia and nerfed its difficulty a bit, but it was created as a mod by a Russian group.
90% of frustration comes from misleading briefing text.

... but I did add something about reinforcements.
Thanks for that extremely vague text: "Merc reinforcements are in hot pursuit after the main group". Better than nothing, I guess.
But what about other issues? Number one problem is the title: "Mars: The Final Assault" , that was taken directly from the base game, where this really was The Final.
Next, "and now he is locked up in his bunker like a spider in a jar!". Such confidence! As if you already can see this bunker.
"Nevermind, Cap'n! Victory or death!" -- another false clue, that this is THE FINAL.

I very, very strongly recommend you to add "serach for exit tiles" into the briefing text. This stage is hard enough even without additional tricking of the player.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2024, 09:21:31 pm by Vakrug »

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9050 on: May 01, 2024, 08:50:14 am »
Thank you very mych for the good answer)

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9051 on: May 03, 2024, 08:53:41 pm »
v.N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
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- Expanded the Captain Personality Test (more types, more complexity, and related stuff)

more ideas and personalities or what?

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9052 on: May 03, 2024, 10:58:24 pm »
more ideas and personalities or what?

At very least, with a look at tech tree viewer, there is a new Test #2, with old #2 and #3 becoming #3 and #4.

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9053 on: May 04, 2024, 09:32:38 am »
more ideas and personalities or what?
Also seems that your choice of personality will now also enable/disable some choices later on when it comes to Dr.X.

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9054 on: May 08, 2024, 08:01:57 pm »
At very least, with a look at tech tree viewer, there is a new Test #2, with old #2 and #3 becoming #3 and #4.

Also seems that your choice of personality will now also enable/disable some choices later on when it comes to Dr.X.

thanks!

v.N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
- Added 'Hellerium Trails' theme song (Lyrics by Solar, composed & performed by AI)
it's intended only for the intro? because cannot find neither in geoscape and battlescape jukebox

No. They're not coded at this moment.

it will take time to see small hangars?

And now some more things  :P

1) Ive played a bit with N8 release and tried new  "defend the fort" mission but seems a bit too hard, especially because it spawn a bit too early (feb/mar 2601) but may it be delayed around summer of 2601 or even december same year? Gals take a bit to gain notoriety to draw bandits attention, or at least id set the "rogue" or "brigand" rank for it to happen, hell there is even an armored vehicle!

2) maybe from now on highwaymen and ruffians should carry a bit more often rcf carabines and home front rifles (even in early game?) while more exotic firearms like flintlock should be more commonly carried by necropoirates and ratmen.

3) please might the shovel gain the ability to dig as the pickaxe? As of now it's a sheer melee weapon  :'(

4) bandit vehicle are  supposed to stop on geoscape more frequently, since they search for  something to rob/pillage, while couriers a bit less, since they are on a mission

5) backpacks should give adom production as prepper boxes
« Last Edit: May 08, 2024, 09:12:05 pm by ontherun »

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9055 on: May 09, 2024, 01:00:10 am »

it's intended only for the intro? because cannot find neither in geoscape and battlescape jukebox


One of gudrun events and "no content" cutscene

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9056 on: May 09, 2024, 09:38:50 pm »
I actually got several complaints that 'defend the fort' is too banal, so I'll increased the difficulty by making the map a bit less 'one door trick'.

If it spawned later than it does, it would be pointless - by that time what use could you have of cannonballs and rotogun rounds?

Bandits make this attack precisely because they think you're easy pickings, so it's meant for rank 2 at most.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2024, 09:41:41 pm by Dioxine »

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9057 on: May 12, 2024, 05:47:57 pm »
There is a base with two shark bikes. How do I send them to fight enemy aircraft together? I try to send them one after another but the first one reaches target first and engages solo

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9058 on: May 12, 2024, 05:53:28 pm »
There is a base with two shark bikes. How do I send them to fight enemy aircraft together? I try to send them one after another but the first one reaches target first and engages solo
launch craft 1 targeting a waypoint near the base. then launch craft 2 targeting craft 1. once both craft have stacked up on the waypoint send craft 1 off towards the target and craft 2 will follow along.

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Re: [MAIN] XPiratez - N8 28-Apr-2024 Labyrinthus Noctis
« Reply #9059 on: May 12, 2024, 07:47:24 pm »
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Such advanced tactic. Thank you!