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by Plockets
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: what's an average month to win by for players who are experienced at xcom, but not at longwar2? on veteran?
Replies: 10
Views: 3233

Re: what's an average month to win by for players who are experienced at xcom, but not at longwar2? on veteran?

First liberation typically happens very early in the campaign (maybe something like 15-25% of the way in). It's hard to say, but I would guess an XCOM vet new to LW2 will probably win in Dec-Jan, or (more likely?) give up in Oct-Nov. Missions per month should increase pretty dramatically after May-J...
by Plockets
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Sharpshooter with no holotargeter as secondary? Can't be right...
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Re: Sharpshooter with no holotargeter as secondary? Can't be right...

The LW2 mod already incorporates Perk Pack, Toolbox, and SMG pack in addition to a load of other tweaks/fixes/mods to the vanilla game. Perk Pack/Toolbox/SMG enable parts of the LW2 content in the vanilla game, and should not be used with the LW2 mod itself. AFAIK, none of them are WotC compatible, ...
by Plockets
Sun May 21, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: A few 1.3 perk tree balance comments
Replies: 15
Views: 6936

Re: A few 1.3 perk tree balance comments

Now that HnR grants a full action, it's looking to me like Close Encounters is now throwaway. In most cases they're the same perk, in a lot of cases Hit and Run is better, and in very few cases, which I think are generally bad ones that I would want to avoid CE is better. Basically, CE is only bett...
by Plockets
Thu May 18, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Hunter pistol as utility item?
Replies: 5
Views: 2681

Re: Hunter pistol as utility item?

Since a few soldier classes can only equip a pistol in the secondary slot, and you can't unequip it, does this mean they are exempt from using the Hunter pistol altogether? Actually, there are no LW2 classes which equip a pistol in their secondary slot: everyone has to put their pistol in a utility...
by Plockets
Thu May 18, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Questions/feedback about Smash & Grab
Replies: 28
Views: 10683

Re: Questions/feedback about Smash & Grab

In my campaign, I was swimming in elerium from SnGs from the beginning of the game, but was quite alloy starved by November. I ran out of alloys (even after buying 29 on the BM) with about 100 elerium left while building warden armors (and having already made a dozen or so coil weapons). So I would ...
by Plockets
Thu May 18, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: how do you use Concussion Rocket?
Replies: 25
Views: 10387

Re: how do you use Concussion Rocket?

I find it situationally useful. It can be a decent distraction on small GOPs, to try and draw pods away from the objective. Primarily I use it for retreating (although you usually need a Command or Salvo to do this effectively), or otherwise temporarily disabling enemies who I don't intend to fight ...
by Plockets
Wed May 17, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Is UFOpaedia wrong?
Replies: 7
Views: 3008

Re: Is UFOpaedia wrong?

I would rate Specs, along with Techs and Shinobis, as the classes that get an enormous amount of their power at Squaddie. The ability to take over a MEC/drone and add it to your team for a few turns (which is not too difficult with a Redscreen debuff and/or t2 Gremlin), can absolutely turn a difficu...
by Plockets
Wed May 17, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Undocumented 1.3 Changes?
Replies: 15
Views: 6736

Re: Undocumented 1.3 Changes?

There were a very large number of supply cost reductions on PG built items and projects in general, and the Platings are probably just the most notable/important of those.
by Plockets
Wed May 17, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: A little help with things I'm not understanding
Replies: 10
Views: 3838

Re: A little help with things I'm not understanding

What determines Resistance fighters equipment? SMG's are useless at the stage of the game I'm at and I'd need 4-5 guys hitting with them to take down a single faceless, I wouldn't mind so much if it wasn't an either or situation with shotguns which are overwhelmingly more useful at this stage of th...
by Plockets
Wed May 17, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: A little help with things I'm not understanding
Replies: 10
Views: 3838

Re: A little help with things I'm not understanding

Is there a way to stop the game stripping my equipment when I'm injured or doing leadership training? This annoys the hell out of me, especially when I come back to the game after a break as I don't really remember who's got what. From the very last entry in the patch notes: - Add two new config va...
by Plockets
Wed May 17, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: about this change: "Supply raids and UFOs will have a difficult command pod on higher alert levels"
Replies: 11
Views: 4646

Re: about this change: "Supply raids and UFOs will have a difficult command pod on higher alert levels"

As Matt said, your infiltration % affects the Alert level of the Supply Raid, meaning the command pod is super super nasty at low infiltrations, and it has a +1 Force Level bonus regardless. Be glad you are facing the already slightly nerfed version, based on tester feedback. ;)
by Plockets
Mon May 15, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Has anyone got instantaneous respec to work?
Replies: 16
Views: 5636

Re: Has anyone got instantaneous respec to work?

The only thing I can think of then is that you might be running another mod which also affects the AWC.. when mods conflict, generally the mod which is loaded last has the final say.
by Plockets
Mon May 15, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Has anyone got instantaneous respec to work?
Replies: 16
Views: 5636

Re: Has anyone got instantaneous respec to work?

It will vary based on your Windows setup, but usually it will be in something like "C:\Users\Paul\Documents\my games\XCOM2\XComGame" (or wherever windows normally puts your game data). Any time you change ini settings you should delete the Config folder that you see there and restart the game. This ...
by Plockets
Mon May 15, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Has anyone got instantaneous respec to work?
Replies: 16
Views: 5636

Re: Has anyone got instantaneous respec to work?

Did you delete the XComGame/Config directory and quit/restart the game *after* making (and saving) the changes to the LW2 XComGameData.ini? Also, like bilf says, the timer won't change for any soldier who is already in the tube, only for soldiers you put in the tube after regenerating the ini with t...
by Plockets
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Changing infiltration math to balance small squad ops
Replies: 45
Views: 14812

Re: Changing infiltration math to balance small squad ops

stefan3iii wrote:10) Allow me to bring Haven Advisers on retaliation missions. Technically you can already do this, it just requires a ridiculous amount of clicking and micromanagment.
I think this is on the list of things to do, as a complaint/suggestion I made about it was elevated here.
by Plockets
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Long War 2: Bug Reports
Topic: Squad Targeting not working?
Replies: 0
Views: 931

Squad Targeting not working?

Playing LW 1.2 on Windows 7 with about a dozen QoL/UI mods (SWMT, Gotcha Again, Perfect Information, Upcoming Events in Hours, Overwatch All, EVAC all, etc) which shouldn't affect gameplay. I hacked a tower for the "Squad Targeting" buff, but it does not appear to be adding the +20 aim/crit to my so...
by Plockets
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Changing infiltration math to balance small squad ops
Replies: 45
Views: 14812

Re: Changing infiltration math to balance small squad ops

As bountygiver already pointed out, that changes nothing. You would just bring your normal stealth squad and fill it to 4 with rando SMG troopers (or whatever number optimizes infiltration), and it's exactly the same as before, except with a few deadweight troopers just beelining the evac as safely ...
by Plockets
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: [Question] Missions in liberated region
Replies: 3
Views: 2330

Re: [Question] Missions in liberated region

I have not verified this, but my best guess is that you would be forced to do the mission after the HQ assault completes (or let the data tap go through and lose some rebels), much as you are forced to do (or abort) all the other missions active in a liberated region. Since presumably many of your h...
by Plockets
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Elevated Bug Reports
Topic: My top QoL request
Replies: 4
Views: 2689

Re: My top QoL request

Mainly, what I want is to be able to actually select soldiers for missions when I click on the "Select Soldier" for missions, without making 11 clicks to go through 6 different screens. Yes, it really is that many clicks/screens (at best): back out of soldier list, back out of mission screen, click ...
by Plockets
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Elevated Bug Reports
Topic: My top QoL request
Replies: 4
Views: 2689

My top QoL request

The Haven/Squad management of soldiers is seriously the single thing which annoys me more than anything else in the LW2 UI. You have to go through so many menus/screens to move a soldier in/out of Havens/Squads and gear them for missions/raids that sometimes I even forget WTF I was trying to do befo...
by Plockets
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: AI Improvements
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

Re: AI Improvements

I definitely agree, the AI does some incomprehensibly stupid things, which have more than once turned an "oh I'm fucked" moment into a "OMG WTF is the AI doing?!?" moment. Moving through fires and poison areas are definitely among the worst, although passing up on flanks,double moving back and forth...
by Plockets
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Please don't call unavoidable alien upgrades Dark Events
Replies: 16
Views: 6690

Re: Please don't call unavoidable alien upgrades Dark Events

I am actually incredibly happy with premise of the DE system being a kind of partially counterable Alien research progression. When I was playing Vanilla, I though the DE system would be an ingenious way to handle Alien progression, so I was happy to see Pavonis run with that idea. Being able to cou...
by Plockets
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: LW2 needs more "middle class" missions
Replies: 112
Views: 38359

Re: LW2 needs more "middle class" missions

What about increasing certain mission/RNF timers for 1-6 man squads and/or decreasing the same timers for 9-10 man squads? It could be a sliding scale of some sort based on the number of soldiers in the squad, possibly with a GTS tactic to improve it further for 5-6 man squads. This makes a certain ...
by Plockets
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Long War 2: Bug Reports
Topic: *HOT* LZ - soldier begins mission on fire
Replies: 2
Views: 1434

*HOT* LZ - soldier begins mission on fire

Playing a Haven defense on LW1.1 with only UI/QoL mods. My shinobi begins the mission on top of a flaming tire and will be guaranteed set on fire no matter what he does. Save is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_h-nv ... sp=sharing
by Plockets
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Forum Matters
Topic: Posts per page
Replies: 1
Views: 3239

Posts per page

For lack of a better place to post this, I will put it here. Anyway, there doesn't appear to be any way to set the number of posts to display per page, and only 10 posts per page drives me nuts. Does your forum software allow individual user account settings for post count per page, or at least as a...