Posted 20 February 2005 - 07:06 AM
Posted 20 February 2005 - 08:06 AM
You could simply say that another certain arm of the traditional militaries were set up to augment X-COM, handling those crash sites or situations that would have spread you too thin otherwise but at the cost of some success/failure rate plus prestige/funding and salvage rights if you didn't do it yourself.
Thinking about this a second, this part makes sense. Imagine that a country got in some successes using these washouts, it starts to make sense their drop in funding isn't a result of infiltration at this point, but a perception change to one of "So what are we paying X-COM so much for?"
I like it, but if the costs to having or using the option has some interesting consequences attached.
Posted 20 February 2005 - 01:42 PM
Posted 20 February 2005 - 01:43 PM
Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:31 PM
The idea sounds to me like a decent stop gap sort of measure a person might use, just enough to get a graph point to change ever so slightly in a positive direction while you were doing something else. At the same time, realize that a country could still remain on good terms with you, yet feel (if your using this method way too much) that it could handle the alien threat without you. This would be an interesting development indeed.
Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:56 PM
Also, TW stands for Total War. AS ion Shogun, Medieval, Rome.....
Posted 20 February 2005 - 07:33 PM
Exactly , Snakeman, have you played UFO:Aftermath? When you had a mission which was not plot-critical, you could either ignore it, intercept and send troops, and delegate mission, when you delegate a mission you send military troops AI-controlled and they fight for you, I was thinking that for Xenocide.
Actually I thought this was an auto-resolve option for battles, instead of playing out a standard battle. You let the computer play the battle for you to save 10-20 minutes.
Posted 20 February 2005 - 07:50 PM
Az, naw, I can't say I've managed to get my mits on Aftermath. I'm still sort of in this financial bubble where I haven't been able to upgrade to a new computer in quite some time, so there's many a game I have on my list come time to raid the bargin bin
On the plus side, I've snuck a few games on my mom's computer to try out whenever I can stop by. One of those games, Galactic Civilizations (pretty decent game) was on my shelf collecting dust for almost a year
Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:45 AM
Posted 22 April 2005 - 03:34 PM