well, boat attacks are not really new, they were there in XCom-TFTD.
A jet attacked in mid-air... uh... you would have to react REALLY fast to get to the jet, because it will of course still travel at normal speeds... and then you have three craft docked at each other in flight - now that's one heck of an aerodynamic problem
3 Aircraft docked in a plane in flight
yes it will be crowded, maybe the Jets will act as bonus points? Governments will say "Theres nothing you could have done", but if you eventually gather technology, they will be more frowning saying "You have Xenium Reactors? Why didn't you help the passenger flight of Boeing 567!" you get what i'm saying
Military Armies and Jets:
Early on in the game, Human militaries are on high alert for UFO's. As such, Military Jets corner UFO's down. This allows you to help you shoot UFO's down. Different types of Military jets will be there, such as in Europe, you have Typhoon interceptors/Harriers to help you out, while if your in Russia, you see MIG's. These craft however do not compare to your Interceptors (the ground breaking technology of all governments put together) but they will be worth their metal early on against the alien threat. Military Jets also escort passenger planes. Military Jets are armed with normal Human technologies.
Military Jets can range to the size of the country. If it's poor like India then it will barely launch any fighters at all. Russia, America and Europe however can launch many fighters. Usually the Fighters can travel far, but your Interceptors carry much more fuel than the Military Aircraft, as such, they can only travel a few km before having to re-fuel. They also move permanently at a normal speed.
Early on, these will be useful, but later on in the game, Military Aircraft will be swatted out like flies, imagine, America sends all of their fighters to stop a Battleship and they ALL get whooped (Remember what happened to our Interceptors in UFO? And those were cutting edge technology
). So, eventually you will have to take control, but still, they can still be fodder (not very good fodder)
. So, when the aliens jump out on a passenger jet by going "Hello Boys!" and blasting the escorts and docking with the jet, that's when I think they'll call you out. Seems more like a Terror Mission though..
Edit: What if the governments, when allied with the Aliens, turn on you with their military?
Edited by Chmmr, 18 September 2005 - 04:48 AM.