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by 8wayz
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Do WOTC mods work with Long War 2?
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Re: Do WOTC mods work with Long War 2?

Any mod dedicated for WotC will not work with Long War 2. Essentially base Xcom2 and WotC are two separate games, they have separate .exe files as well. When you install WotC a launcher is added to the game where you can choose whether to fire up the base game or the expansion. You can also have sep...
by 8wayz
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Discussion of current Legendary campaign
Replies: 25
Views: 7122

Re: Discussion of current Legendary campaign

As you noted, there will be plenty of missions to go by only with 2 regions contacted. In theory it is feasible to liberate your first region around the end of May, but I say 4 months to give myself some leeway just in case something goes terribly wrong with the RNG on Geoscape or Battlescape. Takin...
by 8wayz
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Discussion of current Legendary campaign
Replies: 25
Views: 7122

Re: Discussion of current Legendary campaign

Hey, take a break every now and then ! I am currently playing Long War 1 (final version) on Impossible and have made a house rule to play between 2 to 5 missions per day, depending on their length. Thus I can finish a month in 3 days and still enjoy my time with the game. It has the side-effect of a...
by 8wayz
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Discussion of current Legendary campaign
Replies: 25
Views: 7122

Re: Discussion of current Legendary campaign

I do not know whether you have played Long War 1 on Impossible difficulty, the Geoscape gameplay is almost the same in Long War 2. You have so many things that you need to build and acquire in the first 3 months and all of them are more expensive and slower to build than compared to Commander. Laser...
by 8wayz
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Announcement regarding LW2+WotC
Replies: 72
Views: 128809

Re: Announcement regarding LW2+WotC

Long War 2 War of the Chosen edition will be essentially a mod to Long War 2, which from my understanding is managed by 2K concerning intelectual property rights. I am not sure what rights 2K have wavered concerning the distribution and assets of Long War 2, that is what Pavonis should know. Nonethe...
by 8wayz
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Announcement regarding LW2+WotC
Replies: 72
Views: 128809

Re: Announcement regarding LW2+WotC

They can not launch a campaign for a mod to an intelectual property they do not own. Technically they do not have the rights to Long War 2 as far as I understand it, because 2K has commissioned and managed the mod from the onset.

Because of that even donations for Long War 2 are not accepted.
by 8wayz
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Detecting faceless/rendezvous missions
Replies: 24
Views: 9978

Re: Detecting faceless/rendezvous missions

Phaseless is writing in a thread about uncovering Faceless. This is getting fishy. :)
by 8wayz
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Typical numbers of soldiers may/june
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

Re: Typical numbers of soldiers may/june

I usually have between 35 and 40 soldiers, including one Spark, at the end of May. You will need all the manpower you can get, but I contact 2, mostly 3 regions, so I can safely field 3 full squads out there and still have some be on training and recuperating from wounds. I am playing on Commander c...
by 8wayz
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: That advent assault on liberated region
Replies: 11
Views: 5489

Re: That advent assault on liberated region

Well, the mission is more about tactics than equipment. Granted, being better armed and prepared helps, but you need to focus on the beacon and if on a roof, just destroy the floor with explosives which will automatically destroy it. I would still say the Sharpshooter tactic is the safest, you just ...
by 8wayz
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: That advent assault on liberated region
Replies: 11
Views: 5489

Re: That advent assault on liberated region

Use at least 2 Sharpshooters and a stealthied Shinobi to have sight on the beacon. Then just land 2 shots per turn on it and it should go down relatively fast. Position the rest of your squad accordingly to stop any incoming reinforcements. Overwatch specialists can help, as most of the mission you ...
by 8wayz
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Can we surround alien/advent strategically?
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Re: Can we surround alien/advent strategically?

Yep, if you surround a region the only way to reinforce it is via UFO. However, there are 3 different types of UFO, so while in theory you might try to shoot down UFOs and hit Troop columns hard, in practice you will not be able to detect all of them. You should be able to reduce the strength of the...
by 8wayz
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: First death, incredibly soured.
Replies: 68
Views: 18592

Re: First death, incredibly soured.

@ Tac1 The Sawn-Off Shotgun works in the very early game as it will one shot almost anything from close range. From mid-game onwards it will barely one shot most of the aliens coming toe-to-toe with you, so you are better off to use perks that improve your damage or Crit chance (Deadeye, Rupture, Cl...
by 8wayz
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: First death, incredibly soured.
Replies: 68
Views: 18592

Re: First death, incredibly soured.

Actually, I always pick Close and Personal for Crit Rangers. That perk begins to shine when you start encountering a lot of melee enemies. Those units by definition can not be flanked and get really close to you, so any extra crit chance against them is more than welcome. Oh, look, that Berserker is...
by 8wayz
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Why do Shinobi's get 5 hacking per level?
Replies: 11
Views: 4555

Re: Why do Shinobi's get 5 hacking per level?

@ Jarno Mikkola

Yep, you can change it in the .ini files but there is no ingame way to influence it. That is what I meant by "you can not modify it"

@ Dwarfling

They did update the damage in the last patch from what I recall. Now it should kill every type and tier of Advent soldier.
by 8wayz
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Why do Shinobi's get 5 hacking per level?
Replies: 11
Views: 4555

Re: Why do Shinobi's get 5 hacking per level?

There are two separate chance numbers - the first is to actually hit your target, which is a flat 70% and can not be modified, or at least I have never seen it modified. The second is the actual Hack chance when the blades connect with your target and you access the system. Then and there your hack ...
by 8wayz
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Trouble with WOTC Psi Op missing 'LocFriendlyName' error
Replies: 1
Views: 1330

Re: Trouble with WOTC Psi Op missing 'LocFriendlyName' error

In general LW2 and War of the Chosen use two separate .exe files. LW2 uses the original game, while War of the Chosen uses the expanded .exe file with all the new optimisations and fixes. There is no way LW2 can overwrite any files used by War of the Chosen. The main question is, have you activated ...
by 8wayz
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Why do Shinobi's get 5 hacking per level?
Replies: 11
Views: 4555

Re: Why do Shinobi's get 5 hacking per level?

A Stealth Shinobi is also great on 2-3 man Stealth team for Jailbreak and Hacking missions. He can sneak in, hack the objective, then get out and back into Stealth. Thus, from time to time you will be able to get those extra rewards from hacking the objective.
by 8wayz
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Hunter's instinct/do enemies shot in OW count as flanked?
Replies: 5
Views: 2508

Re: Hunter's instinct/do enemies shot in OW count as flanked?

I have tested it in War of the Chosen (where it is available only on Rangers) and it procs on Overwatch shots as well. Yep, it can be great if you can crit on an Overwatch shot. :)
by 8wayz
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: First death, incredibly soured.
Replies: 68
Views: 18592

Re: First death, incredibly soured.

@Tac1 Long War 2 was designed and balanced to favour the AI with the RNG and put you at a disadvantage, masking this again, as RNG. The XCOM weapons were nerfed in terms of damage, ammo and stats. The AI units always seems to have 1 HP more than the max damage your soldiers can do in a single shot a...
by 8wayz
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: First death, incredibly soured.
Replies: 68
Views: 18592

Re: First death, incredibly soured.

As I suspected - the graze band makes a huge difference in how the AI play out their turns. Do note that you can remove Overwatch with a lot of things - grenades, Suppression, special attacks that do damage etc. You are not obliged to always have an Assault that can run through the shots at hand. Th...
by 8wayz
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: First death, incredibly soured.
Replies: 68
Views: 18592

Re: First death, incredibly soured.

@Tac1 What I think is the crust of the issue is that you either leave visible a soldier with low Defense/Dodge (making it a prime target for the aliens) or you have too many visible for them on their turn and they get trigger-happy. As pointed out, if your soldier has high Defense, the AI will eithe...
by 8wayz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: First death, incredibly soured.
Replies: 68
Views: 18592

Re: First death, incredibly soured.

Yep, that is the other big downside of the graze band - it makes the AI more bold, turning impossible shots into low-probability ones. By analysing I mean just that single mission and what you could have done differently to limit bad RNG and enemy shots. It helped me learn to identify when to hunker...
by 8wayz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: First death, incredibly soured.
Replies: 68
Views: 18592

Re: First death, incredibly soured.

You need to analyse how you ended up in the situation in the first place. All those grazes you landed could have been better spent as actions with some critical examination of the battlefield. Also aliens will never take a 2% shot so I am not sure if Perfect information is right in that case. You ne...
by 8wayz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Trouble identifying enemies from sound
Replies: 11
Views: 4319

Re: Trouble identifying enemies from sound

You have the visual cue (yellow soundwaves) when a pod/alien moves from/in that direction. The loud roaring sound is made by Berserkers. Mutons have a similar one, but it feels more synthetic (due to the masks I presume). Vipers make a slithering sound, close to the one a big reptile makes sliding t...
by 8wayz
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Chryssalid Queen poison damage
Replies: 14
Views: 6326

Re: Chryssalid Queen poison damage

Hey, The thing I am not sure is whether the Hive Queen applies 1 or 2 types of poison. For example Vipers apply normal poison which usually does 1 per turn. Chryssalids apply Incubation poison, which is about 2-3 per turn. I have yet to meet the Hive Queen in game, but from you are describing it see...