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  1. Maxim 56. Infantry exists to paint targets for people with real guns. I've played many games like Xenonaughts (X-com, UFO:After-whatever, Phoenix Point) and one thing that has always annoyed me is that there is no off-map support. Like, we're fighting off an invasion by a technologically superior enemy, and we are LOSING, and the powers-that-be can't be bothered to give us fire support? We got aircraft, why can't one of them strafe the enemy lines? Or have our transport stop a kilometer from the fight, and drop off two guys with a mortar? Calling out for people to rain hell down on the enemy positions have been a staple of human combat since WW1! Why aren't we doing that now? (salt) Now I know that this would shift the balance in the player's favor, but if the xenos are beating the regular armies of earth, they should be showing it. Give the xenos a CIWS, either deployed or mounted to a robot or something. Have the ufo's weapon systems be operational, and shoot back at the air support. If we want to be able to call in artillery from a nearby base, it would take time for them to get set up, which the xenos could use to fortify their position or destroy valuable artifacts.
  2. mitrida

    air support

    It would be a great addition to the game devs: air support, like air strike, bombing, drone reconissance during missions. what do you think?
  3. So this came to mind when listening to this album while catching sebillians, but what are the odds of letting the Sebillian Leaders regenerate past death unless pasted like a dang T-1000?
  4. I honestly had no idea what to call this suggestion when I was making the thread. So, when playing games like this you basically have to make a choice of how much you want to "save-scum". Some choose the ironman approach, which has even become an official setting in newer games, while others choose to reload missions and even turns if things don't go as planned. So I've been thinking -- how about an option to allow the player to save the game, but to regenerate certain things each time they do so? I'm primarily thinking of ground attack missions here -- you would be able to save the game, but each time you load the save game, the placement of aliens, civilians, and so on in the fog of war is generated again. This means that you would be able to "save-scum" by loading a mission if it goes badly, but that you couldn't do this to "learn the scenario by heart" to perfect your approach. Each time you reload, you're playing the scenario for the first time, especially if you were only allowed to save at the beginning of a ground assault mission when playing with this system. The map itself would be the same, but Of course players could use this system to repeatedly generate missions to make things easier for them by for example reloading if they find an alien in a good position, kinda like how you can start new games of Civ to get that perfect city spot with the exact resources you want and whatnot, but I think that it could also present a nice challenge to players who use it seriously, so to speak .
  5. With the expanding emphasis on plot in X2, I decided that I'd voice an opinion about the returning Aliens: I, for one, would prefer to see a larger emphasis on new alien types. Whiles I do quite like the look of the Praetors and Androns, none of the other Aliens stood out for me. I'm not saying that the old Aliens should not return; I think that the Caesans and Sebillians should stay, as they are the more iconic of the Aliens. I think that, with the new emphasis on plot, there is an opportunity to make truly unique and distinct alien types. I would like like to finish this statement by saying that I do love the artwork made for the games and that I am not saying that I wouldn't buy the game over something so trivial, just that I would prefer different enemies.
  6. This may be a popular or unpopular opinion, I'd like to hear you guys opinion. So psi has been quite an important part of the Xenonauts, X-COM and XCOM games and have added mystery and unpredictability and overall improved the story. My problem is it featuring in combat. Start mission with well equipped squad. Let's do this! MG in the back spontaneously gun down the two in front of him. Move across the map making no tactical errors. Enemies are taken by surprise and barely have time to fire back. Two experienced soldiers run around cowering in corners. Make good use of my best shield guy in open area. Confidently holding his ground defending comrade behind him. Drop shield, stand up and both get shot. Finally at the UFO, all stacked up and almost ready, just have to reload. Rifleman fires at a wall pinning two of his mates. Allright that's solved and everyone is doing good. Shotgun wielding god who basically carried the mission so far get scared by a lizard or cloud or something and drops his weapon, runs into the ufo and is evenly distributed over the walls by reaction fire. I save the game and consider savescumming. End up just playing some other game instead. This is why I've stopped playing Xenonauts and most Xcoms. Psi for me just makes the combat arbitrary and unfair. When I get my own magic spells it doesn't get much more fun because both sides just kill themselves. It is in my opinion a game mechanic that punish you without a previous error or foolish move on your part. In chess it's not allowed to flick elastic bands at the oposite player's pieces, just like I don't like bs magic spells interfering in a TACTICAL combat SIMULATOR. Let me know what you think. Do I have a point or should I just git gud?
  7. Played free demo, and have some things to say about that. I hope you devs will make a great game, but if it will have the same state on release, and same weaknesses like Xenonauts 1 had, I won't buy it. I know that game is in development right now, so I estimate what I saw it game right now and, especially, what I don't like in it for now. 1) Really bad displaying of UI, battlefield, and fonts on small resolutions. Made some post with screenshot about that. 2) No immersion. Operatives dressed like some american police team assaulting drug dealer's home (blue uniform, helmets only on assaulters with shotguns), not like some special military forces. No voice acting except death screaming. Pretty empty landscape, no decorative objects, no decorative hummocks or|and pits. Operatives have weird movement mechanics, can't lean out of cover without standing up in front of enemy. 3) Weird crouch and movement mechanics. Only one crouch button, but absolutely no any other advanced movement, and operative can't even walk in crouch. If you played JA2, you should know how advanced movement should look in that type of games, but if you want to remove that element at all, you should make some automatic positioning according to cover, like it made in firaxis' XCOM. 4) Blackness instead of the fog of war on the borders of the map breaks the immersion. And there are no differences between map boundaries and unexplored zone on battlefield for now, which is confusing. 5) No zoom. I can't look closer at anything for now. Would be really nice to have it. 6) Stepped operative-to-enemy aiming line with every obstacle written on it, which looks weird in full 3D game, where player expexts to see straight line. 7) No way to see how good your operative sees the enemy he aims at. In Firaxis' XCOM game shows you something like line of sight when you aims at enemy, which gives you idea of how well the operative sees the enemy. There is nothing like that in that game for now. 8) Operative can't shoot at things at 90 degrees standing behind the wall. Like in 2d-games, yeah, but I hope you'll teach them that they can shoot without going out of cover full-length. n) Forum logged me off exactly on submitting this post first time without any caching, thanks to that guy who made me lose 2 hrs. So that's why this post written in some angry way, I apologize for that (but not much). Thanks for reading. I hope that you'll make a great game, but you don't really need to make the same Xenonauts 1 second time in 3d with careful transferring of all limitations of 2d-engine to a new game.
  8. Avramije

    Humans vs humans mod?

    Hello everyone, I am a new Xenonauts player, who played Jagged Alliance few years ago, and I was wandering if there is some sort of a humans vs humans only mod, where instead of aliens player fights against humans?
  9. So - vehicles. Until now they exist in a separate Category from your Soldiers - but why ? Both need storage space, equipment and repair after getting shot at by aliens. Well - we call the "human storage space" living quarters and their repair "medical" - BUT our vehicles have far less options for customization and enhancement then regular soldiers. So - I propose a Framework to make the handling of Vehicles in general easier and blurring the lines between Soldiers and Vehicles. A Vehicle is equipped like a piece of Armor for a Soldier - changing the amount of space said soldier takes up in a transport and the types of Weapons they can equip. Instead of Assigning a "Hunter1" Scout Car to your Chinook, you equip Pvt. Max Muster with a "Hunter Scout Car" and a twin Browning MG Turret. Pvt. Muster will propably earn some experience and become a better Soldier while Driving/ Commanding said Scout Car. This shift would: Eliminate the necessity for a separate Garage screen (which has bugged out severly in my modded campaign btw.) Allows Vehicles to be affected by morale Allow Easier Customizing of Vehicles (Main gun, additional weapons, smoke launchers etc) in the Loadout Screen. Allow variable soldier size through Exosuits , Mechas or horrible biomechanical surgeries. Allow implementation of other restrictions for weapons - Perhaps only Soldiers in "powered armors" may equip a portable Gatling cannon etc. Perhaps you could even Enter/Leave vehicles with other soldiers - hop on the back of a Scout Car/Trike or Tank and use the vehicles movement.
  10. In X1 we essentially had four light sources in night missions: scenery lights like lamp posts the inherent flash lights of our troops (their illuminated vision cones) flares head lights of vehicles I'd like to see this system expanded a bit, as it essentially slowed down the pace of the game in X1 compared to daytime missions (because you would throw flares around one round, then advance in the next). low-light amplifier - a piece of head/eye wear for a soldier, giving him good sight in darker areas, but none in light regions (as the light amplification tends to overcast the surroundings of bright objects) thermal imaging glasses - same slot, portrays surroundings in false colours, but some aliens (e.g. the reptilian sebillians) are invisible to the user. Might show gas and heat pipelines through walls, whatever this might be useful for (blowing stuff up, obviously...) signal pistol - a secondary weapon that can illuminate a big part of the battlefield this round and can be fired indirectly over obstacles, and a smaller one next round, and then dies. Short life and big area compared to flares, maybe even a chance to stun enemies with big, night time adjusted eyes portable floodlight - a rather heavy utility item that must be placed down by a soldier and then illuminates a bigger part of the map compared to flash lights. As it runs on batteries, only limited use time. Some Psi vision system - reveals the location of living things, but not what they are. Civilians and Aliens as well as the type of Alien cannot be seen (something like a blue blob on the battlefield) For some of these to work, the blind fire system needs to be reworked - in X1 a soldier could fire at a tile with an alien with the direct aim function, even though he could not see the alien. Either this needs to be made impossible (or one soldier with low-light amplifier essentially provides the same bonus for every comrade) or weakened in terms of accuracy. Suppressing fire could still work to a degree. Any other idea you can come up with?
  11. So, I read the prologue "Crimson Dagger" in the extras at the start-up of Xenonauts, and I was wondering, would the story of Mikhail Alexander and the 1958 Iceland incident make a good gameplay tutorial (If there's going to be one) for Xenonauts 2? If yes, it could later show how Kseniya Alexander got invited into the Xenonauts program, and have her become one of the many soldiers the player starts with. It's just a thought. Plus, the story of "Crimson Dagger" is pretty emotional. In my opinion, it could make the player REALLY pissed at the aliens, and give a nice good launch to start the game off with.