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  1. Hello all. I've played the latest version of Xenonauts 2 (0.11.0) and want to share my opinion so far. First, secondary weapons. You added a key to swap easily weapons or items for fast use. I really like this concept. But two cons i think: unlimited munitions is a very bad idea. I think this kill the purpose of having to choose more mags or shots for our secondary weapons. Also, i would introduce a system like this: In your inventory display, you could have one slot that could be a QUick Access Item Slot (QUAIS). This could have the benefit of reducing half the cost of TU for the switching, but can only place one item per QUAIS (Assuming different armor could have different size of inventory and slot available.). Let's say i have a rifle, a pistol and a medikit. A normal switch would cost 10 TU, but switching from a QUAIS would cost 5 TU. Placing a item back into the QUAIS also cost only half. So i have my rifle, switch to the pistol only cost 5 TU. But then i switch to the medikit in the backpack, 10 TU. I place the pistol back for 5 TU. This is only a example, actual numbers and process are up to you. Overwatch. I saw a few occurences where a human soldiers and some aliens too, will fire overwatch while having teamates in their line of sight, injuring/killing them. They should do a check if there is no chances of hitting allies. Medical. I think adding medical systems to the game could really expand the possibilties of gameplay. Basically, instead of relying only on damage leftover below 0 to determine the dead/knock out state, you could add a system where we can do a check up on downed soldiers and take actions from there. Another example: A soldier get downed. Medic soldier come at his position and do a check. The guy can be dead, where no actions can be taken. He can be in critical state, so dead in just a few turns if not took care of immediately. He can also be unconscious, where he can be bleeding or not, and will wake up after some turns. The only way to know the state of a knock-out is by doing a check with another soldier, or having some technology that can display his status. (Advanced suit, specific monitor gadgets, etc...) Critical soldiers could need specifics items/training/role to be stabilized. So like morphine, patching, injections,Transfusions, whatever... This would only stabilize the wounded soldiers and could take a few turns, depending on technology and medical training of the soldier. Some technologies could even bring it back up on his feets. The unconscious state is basically a state where the soldiers will wake up by itself after a few turns, but he can be bleeding and need some other soldier help to wake him up or patch him up, so that he doesn't bleed out and die before regaining consciousness. Some aliens (or humans) weapons and gadgets can do knock-out's like this, non-lethals weapons like taser, sleeping darts, etc... That's pretty much it for now.
  2. First - Hello! And also first topic. I want to share my idea for a inventory system for xenonauts 2. Xenonauts 1 currently have a basic system with a small belt and a big main backpack. Right now, there is no point really to place an item on the belt rather than the backpack, neither the armor we wear have any impact on the space we have. In my idea of Xenonauts 2 Inventory, storage should be a tied function for the armor. So you could choose either an heavy, medium or light armor per say and each will have its available space to be used. I see 3 main spaces that can be used: The belt would allow very fast and easy access (meaning low TU cost), perfect for fast use of secondary weapons like pistols and grenades or any other gadget used a the discretion of the player. However, its small room means only a few things can be placed on it and also, only small and compact equipement could be placed on it. The Webbing (or tactical vest) would have moderate all-around storage and TU use. Perfect for some secondary weapons, main storage for weapons mags, medikits, etc... The backpack would be the largest inventory, being able to store the biggest items like shields and heavy weapons. But it would also have the highest cost in TU to access the backpack. Some armor would not have the backpack available, for example, predator armor and others heavy or specials armors. So placing carefully your equipement could actually be much more meaningful and also would lead to more tactical choices. Example: i can store my M-16 mags on my belt for fast reload, but i would lose the space for a handgun or a medikit. Another example: Belt reload of a M-16 = 10 TU, Vest = 15 TU, backpack = 20 TU.
  3. Alright, here is all my suggestions and ideas. 1. Stance system. Being able to stand up, crounch and even prone to a command would add a additionnal line of gameplay and tactical choices. Some armor, for example could cost more TU to crounch and prone than others. I am thinking about a movement system just like Silent Storm. In this game, people can move while staying crounched and prone, but cost a hell lot more TU. Crounch would be very useful for maximum cover and minimal exposure, at the cost of a high Tu usage and if behind certains type of cover, you could not fire directly in front of you. You could fire trough a fence, but not a rock 2. Explosives should be able to knock people off their feets. Some explosives would be much more efficient than others for this. The explosions itself would of course give some damage, but hitting some objects (Like a rock or a wall) or falling would also cause injuries. Peoples getting knocked back would turn into a rigid ragdoll state over a short distance and then either get back on their feets if they are still alive or stay on the ground stunned or injured. This is to adress the frigid reaction of people in the first xenonauts whenever they get into an explosion. 3. I am currently studying in 3D game animation. In my personnal opinion, you should have many animations depending on the situation of your soldier. A lightly equipped soldier will have a different stance and movements versus a heavily armored one. People should react and look around when they get fired upon. They should stand against objects when in cover. Whenever you see them in the barracks when you choose their equipements, they should stand around, check their guns and equipements. Depending on their morale and current events, they should look scared, happy, confident, sad, nervous, angry, etc... If they lose a fellow soldier, their expressions could change. If they have accomplished something great or have received new equipements, again, they get different expressions. 4. Make a personality randomly set to each soldier. Some people are serious, some are jokers and dick around, other are very focused on their missions, others are nervous and prudent, etc... Maybe i think too large, but i really like when everything have some life and they just not stand around like robots. This would only affect when you see them in the barracks, it would not have any influence on the field. 5. Better field view and zoom. I don't like the four directions only. Make it at least as an hexa, with 8 directions. Also, being able to zoom out and in would be great to see with more details. 6. External field assets. This could be given when you do some research and under certains conditions. For example, artillery call or even gunship support. Aliens could have similar things. And so much more... Your game have infinite potential. I really believe you can make one of the greatest xcom-like strategy-tactical game.
  4. Hello eveyone. I was intrigued how there is no credits (or maybe there is at the end of the game, but i'm too lazy to create a whole new game to find out) in the game. So for curiousity, i would like to know who is the team behind this fantastic game. Thank you!