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Should all commendations be visible in the Ufopaedia from the start?

Yes, I want to see them all!
2 (8.3%)
No, I like surprises!
5 (20.8%)
Some should be visible from the start, but certain special ones should be hidden.
17 (70.8%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Author Topic: [POLL] Commendations: hidden or not?  (Read 853 times)

Offline Solarius Scorch

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Re: [POLL] Commendations: hidden or not?
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2019, 07:01:02 pm »
Geez fuck, I listed what can be done only a little higher.

I don't get people who respond to threads without reading them; how does it even work?

Interesting iseas though, I gotta say. I'd love to have this kind of options.

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Re: [POLL] Commendations: hidden or not?
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2019, 10:24:22 am »
Oh I saw that, and read it over twice. I'm not exactly ignoring it, but I've worked with developers before. Sometimes I've suggested something they never considered, and discover they can implement it. Usually not, but throwing around ideas never hurts and those occasional 'ah-ha' moments can lead to all sorts of cool shit.


Also I'd like to retract armsmaster. On further reflection it would be a really bad idea. I wanted something that would encourage players to try a variety of different weapons, but this would only encourage the player to grind in a very tedious manner trying to make each soldier use each weapon.

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Re: [POLL] Commendations: hidden or not?
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2019, 04:41:56 pm »
OK, gotcha.
Unfortunately in this case the options are hardcoded. Nothing else is possible, unless I've forgotten something.

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Re: [POLL] Commendations: hidden or not?
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2019, 04:55:18 pm »
I´ve researched asked Meridian about adding custom stats, its possible but they can't be seen in stats screen (since it can't scroll).
So basically there could be e.g. a "rifle expertise" stat (initial 0), that increases on kills with rifles, by commendations. If that stat is set in bonus formula (like acc + rifle expertise) you could have weapon expert levels.
Even for unarmed combat  ;D
Only problem is you can't see them in stats, so its not transparent how strong your soldier actually is with current weapon.
But there might be a way, there´s a mod that displays some stats in inventory screen (its really helpful when equipping), so maybe those stats could be displayed there too. Or somewhere else in short form.

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Re: [POLL] Commendations: hidden or not?
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2019, 05:52:47 pm »
Typical example of quoting my words out of context... people like to do that very much.
What you asked me was a different question.

Commendations support only the currently available stats and nothing else.

PS: next time don't ask generic questions, ask specifically about what you're interested in... and for the love of God, don't quote me out of context!

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Re: [POLL] Commendations: hidden or not?
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2019, 11:45:37 am »
This is a great way of of giving your troops more character.
This also makes it much more exciting to put them in dangerous situations.

I think that keeping the bonuses low like +1 here and there makes it so, that you don't feel like having to power level and grind all those bonuses.
IMHO it's just the right amount of fluff paired with gameplay bonuses.  :)