Why No Counter-attack?
Posted 08 October 2003 - 10:28 PM
The first 10 or 20 battles I ever got into way back when X-COM first came out I specifically remember leaving a squad of 2 or 4 guys behind to protect my skyranger. I figured that the aliens would probably notice the big noisy flying thingie landing next to their burnt out husk of a ship, and take defensive action, like blowing it up. I would if I was in their position. But those attacks never materialized, and my valient defenders had nothing to do.
Anyone else find that odd? Why didn't the aliens ever storm my ship and try to get away?
Also, why didn't the aliens ever land another ship as reinforcements to help out the downed ship? Is life so cheap for them? (Well, probably, but...) Even if the aliens don't care about the survivors, why not try to wipe out them pesky humans while they are otherwise occupied? Especially if the ship goes down close to a base where they could scramble reinforcements quickly. Wouldn't that be a surprise, having 20 more aliens show up in full battle gear just as you are searching for that final alien?
Posted 08 October 2003 - 11:30 PM
Another reason they may not be coming for the aircraft is their tactics of fighting...not everyone believes that your best defense is a good offense...as far as I've seen the aliens do very well w/ the "turtling" technique which may be the best tactic for them seeing as how us humans are always on the offensive (mainly cause we have to or the battle would never end)...
Now the landing another ship and reinforcements is a great idea...but if we did implement it in a v.1+ I hope we make it scarse...I know by the end of some battles I'm as tired as the soldiers fighting in it just because of the length of it...but good idea none the less
Edited by revenant4, 09 October 2003 - 09:19 PM.
Posted 09 October 2003 - 01:11 PM
Revenant brings up a great point, the aliens are more like turtlers who hide in their ships behind corners. :0
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Posted 13 March 2004 - 06:15 PM
Just an idea.
edit: I guess my first post being reviving a half year old thread is good in its ways... whatever.
Edited by jdan, 13 March 2004 - 06:22 PM.