Author Topic: Make the game responsible for balancing skirmish missions  (Read 104 times)

Offline 01AutoMonkey

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Make the game responsible for balancing skirmish missions
« on: May 22, 2020, 09:19:36 pm »
Idea: When in skirmish mode there should be an option to make the game responsible for balance rather than the player/user.

That is, I'd imagine allot of people wouldn't mind being able to run OpenXCOM and play a fairly balanced skirmish game without too much fuss (not having to manually configure it such that it's balanced), just like popping up a chess game or something.

I'm not sure about the details but maybe you could select from different mission templates with variations in tech, etc. Or you setup your team and the game automatically generates a matching alien force.

No?

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Re: Make the game responsible for balancing skirmish missions
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 10:02:01 pm »
There is no objective balance.
Only subjective.

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Re: Make the game responsible for balancing skirmish missions
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 06:20:58 pm »
What if we skip balance then but introduce difficulty levels instead: beginner, experienced, veteran, etc? Then you can open up the game and play a hard skirmish game, easy skirmish game, etc.. without too much manual fuss.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2020, 06:25:08 pm by 01AutoMonkey »

Offline R1dO

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Re: Make the game responsible for balancing skirmish missions
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 07:55:52 pm »
I believe that option is already in.

See attached screenshot [Alien options]->[Difficulty].