When an alien battleship flies over Paris and starts to attack the city, you immediatley get an ingame video of them blasting everything with news correspondants talking in french and pictures of polititians coming out of buildings harrassed by mobs of people, and also cameras zooming onto people who have big flags and banners of the Cult of Sirius worshiping the ufo in it's own way.
Or, if X-Com misses a terror incident in Russia, then a Russian news correspondant starts to talk while a T-10 tank with Conscripts moves into position blasting several Chrysalids.
Or when the Aliens sign a pact with America, you see the President coming out with a Sectoid backed up with 2 Secret Service and 2 Mutons shaking hands.
Basically these are in game moments that dictate the morale of the world, and if places like America are turned, you get information on the news, like in Interceptor, basically it would go like this for an example:
**This is CNN**
Later today the Aliens have just given us one of their great technologies for joining their cause. They have introduced new Fusion Elerium Reactors which are clean and efficent and prevent the ozone layer from.. etc.
The President of the United States is here with us with this message: "The Aliens are our freinds, look at these technological wonders they are giving to our people!"
Later, X-Com responded by stating that the Aliens have hidden agendas and are calling all nations not to listen to their threats.
This is CNN live at 6:00 pm, good night.
These are things that occur randomly, or specifically, and are made to say to the play " I must do something!"
Something like that Also, real life events could take place.. for example secret covert missions could be sent to other nations, uncovering the hidden aliens plot, or say Spain may be so ticked off with X-Com they are planning to fire a Nuke at the complex, starting a war, and so on.
Or, you could have good reports:
**This is CNN**
Later this evening, X-Com has just released its brand new form of entertainment to it's people! The new "Sense" technology allows all forms of pleasure to be taken in by the people while watching and "feeling" everything on the "Sensovision". It has been known to be harmless to people, with violent emotions specifically tuned out, and has been known to be a success, being taken in by the public at large!
(insert one of X-Com's allied countries)'s spokesperson said: X-Com has started a worldwide revoloution based on the new alien technology for civilian use! Our government are beginning construction of the new "Sensodromes" in the populated cities, and thousands of people are queueing up to go to the nearest Sensodrome, and plans are made for a home installed Sensovision! This clearly demonstrates that X-Com is for the good of all humanity.
Of course this would be done after you have captured some Alien Entertainment, done some research on it and sold it, It would greatly boost your relations, and perhaps offer more lucrative buisiness among corporations among nations to help you against the Aliens.
Basically, these events can:
Lower X-Com's support,
Increase the chance of nations allying with Aliens,
Keep an eye on how the rest of the world is surviving,
Increase X-Com's support,
Create a direct threat to X-Com,
and anything else
Edited by Chmmr, 28 May 2005 - 05:19 PM.