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Offline Fomka

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Re: The X-Com Files - 2.0: We Will Be Watching
« Reply #4320 on: October 11, 2021, 05:26:14 pm »
Isn't the XM29 OICW grenade a bit OP? Specially considering that the program was cancelled in part due to the low lethability of the grenades...
The Russian Empire would have said “No, its grenades are not powerful enough and therefore it is illegal” and displayed the Saint Petersburg Act of 1868 to forum members.

Just joking, sorry. Has been entertained with the recently learned facts:

Spoiler:
1. German H&K company was sued by its partner for a delay in producing XM-25 weapons for the US Army in 2017.
2. Germans hesitated upon their co-developed weapon would have been considered as a violation of an old international agreement.
3. The agreement was signed in Saint Petersburg in 1868 and forbids any war usage of explosive ammunition that weighs less than 400 gramms per round due to inhuman cruelty of deaths from such an ammunition: an ordinary bullet would suffice.
Some prooflinks:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170325025656/http://www.fox9.com/news/233155258-story
https://en-wikipedia-org.turbopages.org/en.wikipedia.org/s/wiki/Saint_Petersburg_Declaration_of_1868


It seems HK needed an excuse to leave the project.

As for the topic, I think no changes are needed. It's a game, and even early game. But if you want more realism then yes, sniper rifles which fire explosive rounds are nowhere to be seen in real life. Accuracy is too high, can be a rifle, not a sniper.

Offline The Reaver of Darkness

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Re: The X-Com Files - 2.0: We Will Be Watching
« Reply #4321 on: October 15, 2021, 07:06:38 pm »
I'm not sure if you fixed this since I snatched it, but it has come to my attention that a handobs from your mod has a defect. I have offered a fixed version.