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Offline ohartenstein23

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #435 on: August 06, 2018, 10:49:34 pm »
Don't shoot down the probes, wait until they land.

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #436 on: August 06, 2018, 11:04:34 pm »

I took a lot medium size ships, but no reticulan on board.

To be clear I'm talking about medium sized reticulan ships, not just any old medium sized ship.

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #437 on: August 06, 2018, 11:15:09 pm »
Probes must be followed till they land to get the mission. Blowing them up yields no mission at all.

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #438 on: August 06, 2018, 11:41:32 pm »
I think it's possible to buy the technician, though I can't verify it.

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #439 on: August 07, 2018, 03:06:20 am »
Have you contacted the sectoids (i.e., researched "Contacts: Reticulans")?  If so, that'll make them stop appearing.  But if you've missed out on any live sectoid research, you can still get them with the Reticulan Files that the contact provides.

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #440 on: August 07, 2018, 06:42:34 pm »
@BBHood, thank you for your hint. I will try that out!
EDIT: It worked. I had the contacts: Reticulans. Thats why they disappeared.
But with the Reticulan Files I finally got the research I needed at that point.


Any idea about getting the bootleg laser disc?
EDIT: Bootleg laser disc no more necessary. Got the research topic from a decrypted data disc.
But would really like to know, where to find that damn disc. Just out of curiosity.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 08:20:04 pm by LouisdeFuines »

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #441 on: August 07, 2018, 09:16:09 pm »
But would really like to know, where to find that damn disc. Just out of curiosity.
I think it's a rare drop from a raider boss or a bandit boss(or both).

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #442 on: August 07, 2018, 09:42:09 pm »
Or maybe a drop from DOOM race? Since it lead to UAC Weapons...

One other thing:
Do I get points for research? What influences infamy?
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 10:53:49 pm by LouisdeFuines »

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #443 on: August 07, 2018, 11:17:08 pm »
infamy is gained from score on the battlefield, knocking out some types of UFOs, and research. 

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #444 on: August 07, 2018, 11:23:17 pm »
And the regular points? Does research help here in any way? What about capturing people alive? Does that have any influence?

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #445 on: August 08, 2018, 12:17:17 am »
Score is infamy. Just naming convention is not uniform throughout the mod cause it would involve alot of mucking about with engine level strings.

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #446 on: August 08, 2018, 01:40:50 am »

Any idea about getting the bootleg laser disc?


I know for sure I got one from a hitman bounty mission, and I think I got some from the little pink ships but I'm not 100% sure on that.

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #447 on: August 08, 2018, 09:04:06 pm »
Just for my notes:
What creates negative score then? Do flying police vessels create negative score too?
What about skipping some missions? Do all skipped missions count into the negative or only certain ones?

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #448 on: August 08, 2018, 09:33:52 pm »
Most enemy craft generate some minor amount of negative score, just flying around. Some don't. Some missions, like pogroms after *mutant alliance*, have large penalties for ignoring them.

It all depends on what the event is.

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Re: Newbe questions
« Reply #449 on: August 08, 2018, 11:25:48 pm »
Is there any way to purchase / produce power armor parts?

The same question about the energy weapon parts.