XCOM: enemy unknown (no not that one, not that one either) Page 31

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  • WrongShui 11 Oct 2012 02:46:40 6,574 posts
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    All your buffs and debuffs are tallied up and then used against the next random seed.

    It's not calculated till you fire, the results are the same because the same random element is used in each reload. If someone else took a shot then the next random seed would be different and your results would vary.
  • AaronTurner 11 Oct 2012 02:52:20 7,521 posts
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    Just don't let it concern you. Yes the result is predetermined but that doesn't have an effect on how you play or the percentage chance. Its not cheating you, the odds are what is shown on the screen.
  • 1Dgaf 11 Oct 2012 03:16:25 3,775 posts
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    Sorry guys, I understand and appreciate what you're saying, but I'm kind of thinking about in a philosophical sense now.

    Anyway, still looking forward to playing. And testing this out.

    www.hatchetjob.com - more than games. "Seemingly trivial, surprisingly deep"

  • spindle9988 11 Oct 2012 08:36:53 3,366 posts
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    Played the demo yesterday. Defo getting this tomorrow now
  • hiddenranbir 11 Oct 2012 08:56:53 5,744 posts
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    As sad as I was to lose my initial captains to a failed mission, I did soldier on. While we may remember the heroes of old, this is a war, and in a war new heroes arise every day.

    Her codename is HARDCORE. She finishes every mission with a dash to the alien's position and unloads a shotgun shell in the face. Yes, she is HARDCORE.

    Finally got some laser weaponry and carapace armour. Finally got engineers, saved China from leaving the project. This is all from my game 2 which I had initially thought of giving up because I lost my two first captains. But stay strong! This war doesn't end until the fat lady sings or you get that really creepy game over cut scene (which I rushed to get in game 1 when I gave up!)

    Best game of the month. I tried Dishonored, feels like how I felt with RAGE. It looks okay, plays okay...but just isn't as tense, dramatic or as exciting as X-COM.

    I can't wait for the modding allowed on this, maybe fix some of the clipping, new maps, new events, new stuff!

    And just because I'm in that morning mood::::: ME3 earth reaper invasion was shit and they should have made it like a proper RPG, like X-COM! YEAH! FUCK YEAH!
  • fletch7100 11 Oct 2012 08:58:59 6,158 posts
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    Hopefully it turns up in the post today :) will name my first squad after any of the moderators online when I start. Operation human shield, get behind the forum police :)

  • hiddenranbir 11 Oct 2012 09:01:51 5,744 posts
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    Also about aliens not moving or something. They do move. I have, in many situations, discovered a new alien patrol by them moving in to -my- visual range and activating over-watch before they even get their free movement. It all depends.


    This is a really fun game to stream, from what I've been told by my viewers, they find it dramatic and tense just watching. And then seeing the epic successes and major failures.

    Edited by hiddenranbir at 09:02:40 11-10-2012
  • fletch7100 11 Oct 2012 09:04:57 6,158 posts
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    One review mention about the aliens moving whilst in the fog of war. Basically higher the difficulty level the more active they are
  • shamblemonkee 11 Oct 2012 09:25:33 14,036 posts
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    I had a sectoid patrol totally eff me up last night as i was already trying to battle 3 sectoids, so yeah they def do their own thing out of sight.

    Also you'll sometimes see them pinging you and that will move around so you know they are moving.

    my first game of this ended last night when i got pounced on by two floaters, i rushed my men into a building i thought was safe, bash the door down and OH SHIT!, 3 thin men.

    *WEEP*

    I've restarted with a base in China and backed down to Classic rather than Classic Ironman for now heh :p

    Edited by shamblemonkee at 09:26:24 11-10-2012
  • L_Franko Moderator 11 Oct 2012 10:06:15 9,682 posts
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    fletch7100 wrote:
    Hopefully it turns up in the post today :) will name my first squad after any of the moderators online when I start. Operation human shield, get behind the forum police :)

    I want to be the hero that sacrifices himself to save the rest of his team :)

    Remember me well, build statues!
  • UncleLou Moderator 11 Oct 2012 10:07:32 35,171 posts
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    Does anyone know if there is some sort of scoreboard at the end, like in Civ?
  • agparrot 11 Oct 2012 10:32:29 11,903 posts
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    Just a quick thanks to those of you posting your little death and failure stories, they are really cheering me up as I sit looking out of the window, waiting for the Postman.

    I particularly relished El_Muerko's death of Tintin. A tautly observed and touching tale of the heroism and importance of each and every XCom trooper.

    Did he have a quiff? Or rather, did he have Guile Hair?
  • shamblemonkee 11 Oct 2012 10:34:36 14,036 posts
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    :D you are going to love this.
  • neilqpr 11 Oct 2012 10:38:15 2,797 posts
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    Just managed to scam most of tomorrow off work, it'll be an XCOM marathon from late morning onwards.
  • Dunneh 11 Oct 2012 10:43:25 150 posts
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    This game is bloody ace. I thought it was a tad easy on normal until I got my first terror mission. Lost all but 1 dude to those zombie things.
  • Spekingur 11 Oct 2012 10:44:17 483 posts
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    Today my special team of XCOM soldiers becomes a reality. TODAY!

    In the original I normally made medkits and sold them off, made a decent profit and never lacked money (though often countries became not nice). Are medkits something you can produce in this one?
  • Spekingur 11 Oct 2012 10:44:32 483 posts
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  • shamblemonkee 11 Oct 2012 10:46:02 14,036 posts
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    you can make medkits, not sure that you can sell them off though. I only remember seeing recovered alien doodahs on the grey market
  • Tryhard 11 Oct 2012 10:53:14 3,483 posts
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    Should not have played the demo,cannot get the music out of my head.
  • L_Franko Moderator 11 Oct 2012 10:56:43 9,682 posts
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    I was going to wait two weeks before getting this but thanks to you lot I am starting to talk myself into getting it tomorrow. Problem is that I'll have to exchange Borderlands 2 to get it tomorrow as my gaming budget is all but depleted. I'm trying to justify it by telling myself I'll get the game of the year version of BL2 when all the dlc is out.
  • Tryhard 11 Oct 2012 11:05:45 3,483 posts
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    I watched a guy play on Classic Ironman lastnight,he lost all his squad then showed us the 20 or so dead he lost already.Everyone was leaving the council,and the mission to get back on track he ran into a swarm of disc's.he was a gibbering wreck.

    Became a top priority buy.
  • StixxUK 11 Oct 2012 11:15:26 7,170 posts
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    This game really needs to come to Vita!
  • WrongShui 11 Oct 2012 11:17:53 6,574 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    Does anyone know if there is some sort of scoreboard at the end, like in Civ?
    There is, at the end it gives you a run down of loads of different variables along with a overall score and compares it to the rest of the world or something.

    I couldn't see the world stuff since I have to stay in offline mode so it doesn't relock the game.
  • KingOfSpain 11 Oct 2012 11:21:16 5,182 posts
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    I know this has been asked previously, but I'm not sure it has been answered. Once you have lost a country from the council, is there any way of getting them back?
  • UncleLou Moderator 11 Oct 2012 11:21:35 35,171 posts
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    Cool, cheers!
  • agparrot 11 Oct 2012 11:25:20 11,903 posts
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    KingOfSpain wrote:
    I know this has been asked previously, but I'm not sure it has been answered. Once you have lost a country from the council, is there any way of getting them back?
    In the orignal game, once a country is gone, it is gone forever. Hopefully it is the same here!
  • fletch7100 11 Oct 2012 11:31:21 6,158 posts
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    There is a gamespot video on YouTube 2 hours long and Xcom lead designer jumps in about 45 mins in

    Talk about why they left out aliens invading your base. They had it in the game, he just didn't felt it worked well at that moment of time. Does want it in the game, just that he wants it to feel right first

    Modding for pc, not looked at it yet as they were just finishing the game first. They want to look into as they enjoy modding in their games.

    Also postie has just dropped my copy off :)
  • StarchildHypocrethes 11 Oct 2012 11:33:15 24,557 posts
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    I lost Mexico last night.

    I also lost Sparky and Patsy.

    Rest in peace, boys. Rest in peace.
  • AaronTurner 11 Oct 2012 11:43:12 7,521 posts
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    Oh by the way, on the hologlobe is there a way to make it turn faster or is mine just bugged? It turns practically in real time on mine and I don't have 24 hours to wait around.
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