Posted 25 November 2003 - 10:56 AM
What if, when researching an object, you don't learn everything at once, just a bit at a time. Research times would be reduced accordingly, of course, but this way, you might have Elerium Level 1 research, Level 2 etc, with each level increasing your knowledge of the object and increasing it's useful possibilites.
But here's a crucial point - you are never told when you know everything about an object. So, you think that you know everything about Elerium-115, that it's a starship fuel. But what you don't know but would know if you researched it some more - was that it also has use in weapons (ie Blaster Bomb). This could mean however, that you might spend hours of scientist time on a fruitless search, but that does add to the realism.
This would require more entries into the X-Net, one for each stage, as well as a potentially more complex research tree. It would also need a consistant background, so that entires for one object might reveal that there is more to something else that you thought you knew everything about.
Any comments? I know this may be too comlex for a first build of xenocide.
Posted 25 November 2003 - 12:10 PM
Posted 25 November 2003 - 02:26 PM
Posted 04 December 2003 - 06:45 PM
Posted 14 February 2004 - 09:06 PM
Bad: To balance out the game we would have to increase research time or something, so to get a high level would take a while
I am starting to like these forums
Posted 15 February 2004 - 07:10 AM
It'd be a different tech tree altogether, though. It'd be different in that some things need to be researched several times as new discoveries happen, and new things are found out about alien tech.
My first order of business: Homeless people make cheap rookies, and are great at opening UFO doors. Heck, they're so cheap, I'm going to replace all personel with them!
Secondly: This organisation takes too much money to run. Weapon shipments will come from Siberia from now on. Costly maintenance is to be cut on all facilities. That includes venting.
Thirdly: We have a new colonel. His name is Facehugger, he loves aliens, and I want you all to treat him with respect.
Lastly: I'll be in my condo on an undisclosed island, if you need me. Good day.
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