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#1 Yoni

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:51 AM

Is there any data online about how many aliens can be found (minimum/maximum/average) on all the various types of missions and ships? I've looked and looked but haven't found anything.

Also, do the experts know how the game decides which type of crew to send on any given mission? I remember in most games I played I fought aquatoids for only a month or so, then gill men for anything in between 1 and 4 months and then endless lobsters. Rarely the game would switch to tasoth, or revert back to aquatoids.
In the current game I'm playing for a let's play on youtube, it's as if the game jumped to the next race almost every month. I fought gill men for quite some time, then maybe 1 month of lobsters, one of tasoth and now back to aquatoids. (I'm keeping my fingers crossed now the aquatoids will do a terror mission, for calcinites and drills :D )

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:48 PM

Regarding the number of aliens, I believe it's mentioned in the official strategy guide. I'll have to find my copy before I can say anything else.

Edited by Andy, 09 October 2010 - 08:48 PM.


#3 Yoni

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:44 PM

Wow, I didn't think I'd get a reply the same day. I assumed traffic on this forum had now been reduced to one visitor per week or somesuch. :D

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:06 AM

I think we do have a number of regulars lurking (like me), but don't post much unless questions are asked.

The wiki has rather sketchy numbers on the deployment of aliens on the ships, and I think some of the aren't properly confirmed. No one's gone into the executable to pull out the numbers like they've done for UFO's alien deployment.

The OSG is probably the best authority on this matter at the moment despite some of the errors in it. I haven't been actively looking for one, but I do wish I had a copy at this moment.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:40 AM

Regarding the number of aliens, I believe it's mentioned in the official strategy guide. I'll have to find my copy before I can say anything else.

Have you checked under the bed?