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#1 nonam

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:34 AM

I have been thinking about what X-COM would research in real life under alien threat.
Short description - the first research comes first:
Any elements of alien culture - live and dead aliens go first. Including interrogation of 454th Sectoid Soldier. Cydonia and psi topics included there.
Hyperwave decoder
alien weapons(when they are found)
Elerium, alien alloys.
Ufo construction
Laser weapons(laser research always goes first, because x-com has yet to intercept and recover the first UFO. If plasma is all researched they could even skip this!)
Personal and power armor.
New fighter craft - all craft topics are after the martian solution
New fighter/transporter hybrid craft
Ultimate craft. - after cydonia and bust
Flying suit - for some reason i believe it fits there...don`t ask me!

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...The first Avenger sent for probing Cydonia didn`t return. Transmissions say there were millions of aliens. This is also proved by receiving a lot of transmissions from Mars by decoder. DdOS? Everyone drop your weapons and worship aliens, Earth is screwed. OMFG

Alien culture research order:
Any live or dead alien.
Cydonia or Bust research topics.
Food/Cloning/Entertainment/Surgery(not neccessarily in this order)
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Post your opinion of research tree there.

Edited by nonam, 24 April 2009 - 04:35 AM.

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#2 Gustarx

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:20 PM

I have been thinking about what X-COM would research in real life under alien threat.
Short description - the first research comes first:
Any elements of alien culture - live and dead aliens go first. Including interrogation of 454th Sectoid Soldier. Cydonia and psi topics included there.
Hyperwave decoder
alien weapons(when they are found)
Elerium, alien alloys.
Ufo construction
Laser weapons(laser research always goes first, because x-com has yet to intercept and recover the first UFO. If plasma is all researched they could even skip this!)
Personal and power armor.
New fighter craft - all craft topics are after the martian solution
New fighter/transporter hybrid craft
Ultimate craft. - after cydonia and bust
Flying suit - for some reason i believe it fits there...don`t ask me!

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...The first Avenger sent for probing Cydonia didn`t return. Transmissions say there were millions of aliens. This is also proved by receiving a lot of transmissions from Mars by decoder. DdOS? Everyone drop your weapons and worship aliens, Earth is screwed. OMFG

Alien culture research order:
Any live or dead alien.
Cydonia or Bust research topics.
Food/Cloning/Entertainment/Surgery(not neccessarily in this order)
psi

Post your opinion of research tree there.


LaserTech:
- Maybe it could be used to sell at the market which could be a cover for the organisation (and lot humans think cash is working)
Motionscanner
- with in mind, "What are we dealing with anyway?"
Medikit
- a bit risky to start with, cuz it would ask the expertise of quite a different kind of group of humans, those who aren't familiair with Cmbt- or 'Defence-' thinking, so if there was a real threat outside, humans should approach the expertise of important keyfigures in the medical world, outside the military concept with some hesistance

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Earthtechnology is started, some progress has been made, some aliens have been captured.

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Any elements of alien culture - live and dead aliens go first. Including interrogation of 454th Sectoid Soldier.

a bit diffent by race, which rank first. So research in general would change a bit, less researchers to EarthTech, more researchers equally spread to all what is "Unknown". After we are starting to discover some of their secrecy we make more difference in priority


Laser weapons(laser research always goes first, because x-com has yet to intercept and recover the first UFO. If plasma is all researched they could even skip this!)

Ofc. LaserWeapons is the path to follow. Even some researchers should be working to finish the projects which seemingly would be obligate, Heavylaser for instance, but then after researching that project new insights would rise, so glad that that project was finished we could more easily research the LaserBeam. Would also be the reason why some researchers would work at Laser Defence. Possible the first constructing we really need to built at our bases, where the 'Enemy Unknown" will find our bases, cuz of MindShield the first Base should be stealth at that time.

Cydonia and psi topics included there.


alien weapons(when they are found)
Elerium, alien alloys.
Ufo construction


Cydonia and psi topics included there.



















Cuz of the to me logical description, Iv quoted Nonam.




Oh, when the threat would be real, all EarthKnowledge would be interesting so some spit into forums and hé they found some interesting they could use. To not alert the public. Some of these fora would get more security, contactpersons would be secretly approached. Who can be trusted and not, to not alert the general public.

Some persons would disappear, some new would subscribe, ...

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I even dont finish this post. Im at the age (50 now) that I probably wouldn't be sent out to any physical tactical mission anyway. I think the point is clear. Others will review it.

#3 yarrow

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:34 PM

aliens weapons should be reasearched first
( offence is best defence, right? )

XCom is WAR, after all ( I should be poet hahaha :D :D :D )

if you know how enemy weapons function
than you can try to counter them
( big advantage in the war time )

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#4 Gustarx

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:17 PM

If it is war against other intelligence, an other 'brain', then its important to study first the 'habits' of that intelligence. What is their 'main' weapon? Is it a tool? Normal warfare, as we have done for ages against ourself, will not be sufficient. It reminds me to a movie Iv seen, a Russian explorer ship is demonised by an other intelligence. ehm the title could be "Virus", wait eh search, ....


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its called:
indeed "Virus", simple title easy to remember, ; -)

Virus


I mean the priority of researching projects depends on what we can use by ourself. And if the 'main'-weapon tool of the 'Unknown' is to research faster what we use to destroy ourselfes and uses that against us, it wont help us in protecting humankind, or all species on Earth.



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If (any) 'Brain'-activity is the MainWeapon of the "Unknown", HeavyPlasma, nor BlasterLauncher (or whatever we call it) will help us and succeed in surviving, I guess, ... I believe firepower isn't the answer, but the best tactic and strategy, and for that we have to think and re-think our own (brain-)activity.

Edited by Gustarx, 06 January 2012 - 04:28 PM.