Put it this way, in my current CI game I didn't build the contaiment until about month 4 or 5 due to budget constraints! I'm now well behind on the main story, but I'm coping ok so far!|
There is no punishment per se, but bear in mind the aliens continue to get tougher even if you don't progress the main story, so if you delay you will get tougher aliens in future 'campaign' missions. But on the other hand you will have better weapons and tech to deal with them.
IMO, getting the containment in month 2/3 is pretty good going.
Also 10/18 is fine. You only need to save 1 for the mission to be a success. I think on normal I saved all 18 once. On classic so far the most I have saved is 3!!
#9515733, By robc84 XCOM: Enemy Unknown
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