As I've written in another topic, I've been knowing this game for "decades", but I have never became such a master like many people here. I didn't go deep into it that much, however, I've finished the final mission once.
I'm playing a new campaign right now. I understand that most people think that it's unfair to save (and reload) quite often, and I agree as well, but I do save before important missions and sometimes (not as often as I thought, fortunately) reload, too.
I'm in the beginning of the game: I've solved some terror sites with floaters and reapers (latter one actually is a very useless unit), shot down some small UFOs, also got a navigator alive etc (also got small launcher and stun bomb - I don't remember getting that toy so soon). I realised that there was an alien base in Australia; of course, I know one must react to this fact with an attack, otherwise he gets bad reviews later. I had 8 soldiers on board, 2 other as a rookie at home. All of them wore personal armor. Mostly, I use laser rifles, small launchers with stun bombs and sometimes grenades.
These 8 soldiers were quite veteran then, most of them had much higher TUs, firing and throwing accuracy, strength etc than rookies. Some of them have lower bravery, others higher. I haven't had the opportunity to research psi labs and such, so I don't know anything about the psi strength of these people.
Unfortunately, I had to find this out on this mission. Regardless of the bravery, the sectoids were able to mind control almost everybody in the team, and they let almost everybody panic and/or get mind controlled. After a few turns, although we also killed some of them (and a cyberdisc, which was quite funny, because there was another cyberdisc next to it, and it also exploded after the first one (killing a sectoid as well)), only a couple of people was left alive. One of them (otherwise a good sniper ) paniced and went beserk all the time, but the other one, a rookie was able to get to the control room or what, destroy it, and kill the leftover sectoids. I won the mission with an "Excellent!" rating, although almost everybody of the "dream team" died there.
The question is: I do have the opportunity to reload the pre-mission geoscape. Is it worth? I'm not just asking this if it is fair or not (strictly, it isn't, I know that), but I don't see due the preparedness of my troops and the equipment that I may solve this situation with more survivors. Should I try it again (and again, and again, and again...), or should I say I don't look back, I recruit some new people instead, and try to train them so they get just as good (and better) as/than the old team.
Actually, I would send there 12 rookies, and they would somehow slaughter through the base until we win, and I wouldn't care if only one of them survives - but I don't have so many people on my base, and recruiting them would take so much time that I'd have very bad reviews at the end of the month, wouldn't I?
What do you think?
P.s. excuse me for the length
Edited by kzsoci, 25 November 2010 - 02:58 PM.