Based on some concept drawings for Xenocide, I see that we are allowed an extra convenient feature of choosing seating position, so we decide who goes out first etc.. but other then that it looks like it will follow same model (equipping soldiers during each mission)
My suggestion, is during the regular Geoscape screen, we not only load a ship with soldiers but we also equip individual soldiers with what we want them to use at each battle. Then we load them on the skyranger and we can load any any additional equipment which will be on the floor during the mission, or you can tweak how someone is equipped before you launch the mission. Not only that, but when initially loading someone to a craft, you decide right then and there where they should sit, which you can also tweak once you get to a mission if needs be.
This will reduce alot of micromanagement in re-equipping people and assigning seating positions every time a mission starts.
Edited by Darkside, 25 September 2003 - 08:59 AM.