In other words, if a small UFO goes up against some plas cannons, it should obviously retreat (since its just on a little harvest run anyway). If it escapes direct combat with the X-Com craft and the UFO isn't fast enough to put some distance in between a firestorm, its best bet is to land where the interceptor cannot attack and it has better chances of survival (ground missions are much harder). After landing it might look something like this:
IF <NOT(enemy_near)> THEN <resume operations>
You get the jist. After initial combat the UFO knows if it can't win combat or is faster than the xcom craft, if these two factors are true then the best option for surivival is landing and waiting out the storm or trying to take out a few xcom operatives on the ground.
Edited by JakeDrake, 05 December 2004 - 07:24 PM.