Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:37 PM
People like to make a point that the soldiers you hire would be the best of the best. But so would the scientists and engineers! Im sure there would still be research\engineering teams, but I think it would take an exceptional person to make the "breakthrough". Im not talking about bio's on the characters, but you could get a monthly report of people who are interested/qualified to work on the team. These people could not only be newly graduated scientists and engineers but soldiers from special forces from around the world. I think this would let you designate priority projects by assigning your most capable people to the most important projects.
Me and my brother had a joke when it came to research in Xcom, you could assign 50 scientists to a sectoid soldier. So... you have 50 guys surrounding a sectoid slapping him in the face yelling "talk, damn you!".