Selling Alien Tech
Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:01 PM
I've been browsing your forums for a while here, rekindling my old passion for X-Com (Apocalypse - I only just bought the Steam X-Com pack, and I'm getting my donkey handed to me in the old X-Com: UFO defense ). Anyway, I was wondering: in some threads people have talked about getting raided/raiding organizations and coming up against disruptors and dimension missiles and personal shields and the whole shebang; I too had this problem in one of my earlier games. It was only logical! I had been selling the technology I had researched and acquired for ages, so obviously they had access to it!
However, I in a later game (the first game I won - probably on one of the easier difficulties) decided not to sell any alien tech at all, at least not any tech they could use against me. And, if I remember correctly, the organizations never were equipped with anything but the default weapons! Has anyone else experienced this, or am I dreaming? If it is true, it might be a good hint for some people If you prefer grabbing some easy Psiclones from psyche a couple of times a week in your personal shields/disruptor cannons, fighting against poorly armed militia late game...yeah...don't sell them the tech?
Just wondering if I was just lucky or if the not-selling actually had an effect.
Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:26 PM
There are set teir lists of guard and alien equipment involved with how the inventories filter out.
Your game score was probably just lower than in the other.
Eight Ball: For the love of God, would you stop jiggling me! How can I predict the future when I'm about to throw up?!
Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:32 PM
I later discovered that, like the aliens, guard technology is released based on your score level. when your score hits certain points, they'll get access to the next level of tech. They tend to be a bit behind the alien's tech release schedule and don't go all the way to the Dimension missile launchers or teleporters.
Edited by NKF, 13 January 2009 - 10:40 PM.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 02:11 AM