Posted 26 May 2004 - 12:31 AM
I think it would be awesome to have every soldier have background stories, before you recruit you can read about each guy, just a paragraph or so. To incorperate it with game play wouldnt be to hard. (unless we are totally randomizing charaters) Heres an example of what I mean
Cpt. Rivera (enter name here)
Captain Rivera comes to us from the US Army Rangers. When the first alien craft was shot down by NORAD his unit was dispatched to secure the crash site. Unfortunatly they went into the overwhelming odds and 10 of the 12 members were killed. Captain Rivera Himself was badly wounded and wouldnt have survived if not for a Private who carried him out. The last 5 years he has spent in a hospital and enduring extreme physical therapy to regain motor functions. We are warned by Command that he has shown signs of "Post dramatic stress" and may have a tendincy to break under the pressure. However, the psyc department gives him the green light for activation.
This is just an example, it may be tedious to make up a paragrah for 200 or so characters (or however many are put into the pool) How I feel this can help gameplay is help commanders choose the best people for the mission. For example, Captain Rivera may break down when under fire. (Low courage) Imagine someone else whos family had been killed by the aliens going beserk and killing and stuned aliens ::
Posted 26 May 2004 - 02:07 AM
Soldiers are going to be very vulnerable like in "x-com enemy unknown AKA ufo defense". Most of the times you get hit by plasma weapon, you will die instantly. That combined with the fact that the game will be playable without being forced to reload is 100+ killed soldiers in a game. Means we would have to make up thousands of backround storys to keep it interesting. It would be cool but who has the time
Posted 26 May 2004 - 05:52 AM
Thats cool tho
Posted 26 May 2004 - 06:24 AM
Posted 26 May 2004 - 08:28 AM
Posted 26 May 2004 - 09:07 AM
Here's Jon Joe's basic profile:
All this stuff can be randomly generated, but "Last Assignment(s)" would need a big pool of things to choose from.
Military ID#: 01379483
Name: Jon Joe
Callsign: Dojo's Lackey
Training:(Should it be implemented...) making coffee.
Last Assignment(s): Chyenne Mountain, NV, US; Edwards Airforce base, CA, US; Palestine, Israel.
POB: Atlanta, Georgia, US
Blood Type: O+
Living Relatives: none
My first order of business: Homeless people make cheap rookies, and are great at opening UFO doors. Heck, they're so cheap, I'm going to replace all personel with them!
Secondly: This organisation takes too much money to run. Weapon shipments will come from Siberia from now on. Costly maintenance is to be cut on all facilities. That includes venting.
Thirdly: We have a new colonel. His name is Facehugger, he loves aliens, and I want you all to treat him with respect.
Lastly: I'll be in my condo on an undisclosed island, if you need me. Good day.
FMIX-The General Stores
Posted 26 May 2004 - 11:16 AM
Posted 22 June 2004 - 06:16 AM
On a side note, given we can emprison aliens, I'd like to know what would you think of defectors? Imagine an alien you convince to get by your side. Would make for nice mixed species teams, don't you think? This could be an option when interrogating an alien and a simple test to see if he resists or not.
EDIT: and imagine the confusion on the alien's side... like, in battles, they could think the defector is with them and not shoot at him.
Edited by Julian, 22 June 2004 - 06:18 AM.