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by chrisb
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: 1.5 Troop Column schedules
Replies: 2
Views: 2977

Re: 1.5 Troop Column schedules

They are a 6-man alien pod. There are certain enemies that are forced starting at certain force levels, the rest are random aliens. They replace the rainbow pod when they show up. In general it's a 50/50 whether you get the rainbow pod or the alien pod schedule.
by chrisb
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Is underinfiltrating 1 enemy-count level bearable?
Replies: 6
Views: 4767

Re: Is underinfiltrating 1 enemy-count level bearable?

Another thing people haven't mentioned -- underinfiltrating increases the chance of green-alert or yellow-alert reactions by 1% per % underinfiltrated. In your instance, it will be increased by 100% - 93% = 7%, meaning enemy alert action chance will go from 20% -> 27%. I believe that's the Legend v...
by chrisb
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Soldier XP Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 5160

Re: Soldier XP Questions

About # 4. I Thought I read somewhere that kill xp was capped per soldier, by mission xp. Are you saying there is currently no limit to the amount of xp 1 soldier can get in a mission by killing advent. Kill xp is capped at the number of enemies that were on the mission schedule. So if the mission ...
by chrisb
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Non timed missions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2734

Re: Non timed missions?

Hi! Are there any non timed missions in Low war? Or missions where you get to keep all the drops on the ground? Yes, there are a few, but they don't tend to show up as often. The two main ones that spawn somewhat randomly are the Troop Column and Supply Raid. Troop Column missions spawn in regions ...
by chrisb
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Facility Leads?
Replies: 18
Views: 10896

Re: Facility Leads?

Facility Leads come from the ProtectResearch activity, which is an activity that only starts spawning after AVATAR is revealed. It will generate either a Hack Workstation, Recover Item, Rescue VIP, or Extract VIP mission type. The mission will always have the "Find a Lead" descriptor, but I don't r...
by chrisb
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Science Strategy
Replies: 36
Views: 23307

Re: Science Strategy

I haven't played a lot with Psi, but my general feeling is that it is not worth doing until you are blocked on other resources that pushing for more tech would just leave those techs unused due to lack of funds. In general your probably going something like Lasers > Predator > Mag > Coil > Warden wi...
by chrisb
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Science Strategy
Replies: 36
Views: 23307

Re: Science Strategy

- Tygen is worth 2 scientists and you have him the entire game, so your minimum rate of research is 2 scientists. Just re-read this, isn't Tygan worth 3 sci? When you get your first sci it says it reduced research times by 33%, which would imply going from 360 -> 480 research not 240 -> 360, which ...
by chrisb
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Science Strategy
Replies: 36
Views: 23307

Re: Science Strategy

I've largely come to the same conclusion that focusing on science is really the #1 priority above anything else, and getting to coil in a timely manner is of massive importance. Relying on RNG to get you there often does not work out and will likely leave you with inferior weapons and armor when the...
by chrisb
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Hacked Two Large Supply Caches
Replies: 2
Views: 2375

Re: Hacked Two Large Supply Caches

So I just had a quick question. I went on a mission and was able to hack two separate Large Supply Caches on the same mission. One from the lamp post and one from the jail cell, but only received 75 supplies when the mission was completed. Is this a bug or are you not able to hack two of the same r...
by chrisb
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Bug Reports
Topic: Full override bug
Replies: 3
Views: 2448

Re: Full override bug

Master Enemy is only meant to work on Advent MECs, not Drones or Sectopods. Your getting a resistance mec which has it's own template/stats, and is more or less the same model as the Advent MECs. Doesn't make a lot of sense that you can turn a drone or sectopod into a mec. Regardless, it is intended...
by chrisb
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Bug Reports
Topic: Interaction between officer's "Command" and assault's "Hit and Run" or "Close Encounters"
Replies: 7
Views: 4759

Re: Interaction between officer's "Command" and assault's "Hit and Run" or "Close Encounters"

This is fine. The intention is that Command gives you a regular action point and resets the rules for abilities. In this case the fact that RunNGun was used is actually forgotten after it is consumed. When you Command, the effects actually have no idea that RunNGun was triggered, hence why CE/HnR wi...
by chrisb
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: WTF Supply riad? O_o
Replies: 4
Views: 3626

Re: WTF Supply riad? O_o

What's the date of your campaign where this happened?
Also how many regions did you have contacted when this activity was detected?
by chrisb
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Is there a way to resurrect 0 rebel region?
Replies: 16
Views: 10957

Re: Is there a way to resurrect 0 rebel region?

sacho wrote:Is there no randomization factor at all to this?
No, none of the rebel income functions use any RNG.
by chrisb
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Is there a way to resurrect 0 rebel region?
Replies: 16
Views: 10957

Re: Is there a way to resurrect 0 rebel region?

I know that having experienced and officer-trained soldiers as haven advisors will increase the likelihood of detecting faceless, and that having a soldier as advisor helps with recruitment. But does the officer rank affect how much they influence recruitment? In other words, is there any differenc...
by chrisb
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Too many MEC's
Replies: 11
Views: 7533

Re: Too many MEC's

And controlling a MEC can turn a bad situation right around. Somehow, my specialists can hack wayyy further than they can shoot. Got a hilarious situation on a Protect Datatap with a MEC rushing the relay until my specialist controlled it from the other side of the map, turning a hopeless situation...
by chrisb
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Trojan seems to always kill robots - a bug?
Replies: 14
Views: 8286

Re: Trojan seems to always kill robots - a bug?

I found the bug for this. The event handler wasn't being removed properly for the TrojanVirus effect that is added to the enemy unit. It fires at the beginning of every turn, both player and enemy. The first two ticks it is ignored since the mec is still stunned or mind controlled, and the 3rd tick...
by chrisb
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Where am I going off-track?
Replies: 29
Views: 15357

Re: Where am I going off-track?

If I understood correctly, they do not remove exp from RNFs, you just can't farm more xp than base xp from the mission. This is correct. If you kill 7/10 of the enemies on the original mission schedule, then killing the first 3 RNFs would grant xp. Chris, how are the retaliation and special cases h...
by chrisb
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o
Replies: 37
Views: 18855

Re: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o

Hey chrisb, this is kind of a tangent, but do you know the numbers for the effect of Faceless on Recruiting and Intel gathering? The old system in the config is no longer read by the code, and I don't know if it was ever replaced by anything else. EDIT: Okay, I partially answered my own question. T...
by chrisb
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Hit and Run doesn't work when concealed.
Replies: 3
Views: 3063

Re: Hit and Run doesn't work when concealed.

This may have to do with the units being marked in a certain way when on green alert that actually disallows them from taking cover. You may notice that units on green alert standing next to cover have no cover bonus, but once on yellow alert they do have cover bonus. I'll have a look and see if I c...
by chrisb
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Long War 2: Bug Reports
Topic: 27 days Supply Raid?
Replies: 3
Views: 2662

Re: 27 days Supply Raid?

There are actually a couple different 'Supply Convoy' activities in the game, used for different purposes. Note how the mission objective is 'Ambush an ADVENT Construction Unit' - that means that that convoy is constructing an ADVENT Research Facility (the ones that generate blocks of AVATAR progre...
by chrisb
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Where am I going off-track?
Replies: 29
Views: 15357

Re: Where am I going off-track?

Franzy wrote:If I understood correctly, they do not remove exp from RNFs, you just can't farm more xp than base xp from the mission.
This is correct. If you kill 7/10 of the enemies on the original mission schedule, then killing the first 3 RNFs would grant xp.
by chrisb
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Enemies on mission start?
Replies: 2
Views: 2156

Re: Enemies on mission start?

It is possible to happen, though it's not supposed to. When the tactical scene loads you are not concealed right away and concealment is triggered once the units are loaded, which can cause anything within LOS to activate and then lose sight to concealment. I've had it happen with turrets which is a...
by chrisb
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Farming Reinforcements for Intel and MECs
Replies: 1
Views: 2202

Re: Farming Reinforcements for Intel and MECs

Although farming reinforcements for exp is nice, the real power of farming reinforcements seem to be late game. With an officer with collector and a specialist with a skulljack, it is possible to farm reinforcements for intel. Given that collector can give up to 10 intel per mission and skullmining...
by chrisb
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Where am I going off-track?
Replies: 29
Views: 15357

Re: Where am I going off-track?

Don't get too used to this, in 1.5 kill xp will be capped to the same number used for mission xp. If you get a mission schedule with 10 enemies, kill xp will stop after the squad's 10th kill. What about missions where there are no aliens on the first turn? Supply convoy, Haven defense etc? 0 exp fo...
by chrisb
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Where am I going off-track?
Replies: 29
Views: 15357

Re: Where am I going off-track?

Hey sadh , no worries! Your comment was fine, there was no misplaced bravado in it. I just wanted to point out that you should not rest on your laurels and think you are doing fine. Long War 1 and 2 in general are fairly unforgiving, so you should aim to be at least a week in preparations ahead of ...