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by trihero
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Some feedback on Holo-sharpshooters
Replies: 21
Views: 9716

Re: Some feedback on Holo-sharpshooters

Glad to hear someone else agrees. I'm rather surprised, coming back a few months later I still see absolutely nothing in the changelog of game balances about support classes (holo sharps, defensive grenadiers) getting MUCH lower experience than other classes. They simply don't get killing blows anyw...
by trihero
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Some feedback on Holo-sharpshooters
Replies: 21
Views: 9716

Re: Some feedback on Holo-sharpshooters

After a legend run, I can confirm both experience issues and effectiveness issues are painfully real. Holo-sharps are a really bad thing to bring to 6 or less man missions as they provide not enough firepower/killing support, and on bigger missions they level up slower and do less killing than DFAS....
by trihero
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o
Replies: 37
Views: 12359

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

I see the early game strategy like this: 1) Everyone on intel until I have 2 GOPs detected. 2) Switch everyone to recruit. 3) Everyone back on intel once mission completes. etc cycling between intel/recruit. 4) Expand as fast as possible, ie as soon as I have 100 intel contact new region. 5) New re...
by trihero
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o
Replies: 37
Views: 12359

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

I have seen 3 rescues in one region before, and checking the log confirmed that the GOP limit wasn't being broken (it was a ProtectData, a HighValuePrisoner, and a ProtectRegionMid, for what it matt I have seen 3 rescues in one region before, and checking the log confirmed that the GOP limit wasn't...
by trihero
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o
Replies: 37
Views: 12359

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

I've seen 5-6 of those green target arrow missions in one region, and I saw a different poster mention the cap was raised in 1.4.

Additionally, I've also seen 2 rescue engineer missions in one region 5 days apart from each other, contrary to "diminishing returns" that you would see in 1.2.
by trihero
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o
Replies: 37
Views: 12359

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

when you've generated two missions in a region,
What's the reason for this? The mission cap has been raised.
by trihero
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o
Replies: 37
Views: 12359

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

Huh, maybe I'm not doing as badly as I thought. Looking at xwynn's run, he's at a later date (July 13th) and just did his first network tower, and has like 20 supply income. I'm July 8th working on my first HQ with +200 income. On Very Lights with 5, how do you do small maps (8 turn timers)? I pull ...
by trihero
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o
Replies: 37
Views: 12359

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

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Extremely lights with 4 people is too risky for me, and on very lights all the mobs seem to pull each other especially on the small 8 turn maps. Stefanni also avoids very lights, so I'm not so sure that's an error per se. I notice that in the tactical layer the big...
by trihero
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o
Replies: 37
Views: 12359

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

I think perhaps my biggest issue/question is one I have raised twice now, but I'll raise it again: Do you guys on legendary routinely ignore "very light" missions? I almost always get a squad wipe or deaths when it goes to very light, meaning I skip a lot of missions like that. I seem to get a lot ...
by trihero
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: What's your views on ammo use?
Replies: 40
Views: 15805

Re: What's your views on ammo use?

Once you build the shadow chamber, you get all the information about which enemies will appear on nearly every mission. It would be cool if that was a little more useful and you could take more advantage of it. You do? I only see the enemy projections for the golden path missions, nothing else, onc...
by trihero
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Rebel XP?
Replies: 6
Views: 3208

Re: Rebel XP?

Yes hiding rebels can get promotions, I've experienced it a lot. And yes, faceless rebels can also get promoted.
by trihero
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o
Replies: 37
Views: 12359

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

Yup I agree with you a lot stefanii, especially about bring enough damage. I already have been doing what you'ved pointed out since I figured most of that for myself. I purchase 1 science early, ignore AWC/psi, I look for nanovest/lasers, etc. I however have no money to get proving grounds -> incend...
by trihero
Wed May 31, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o
Replies: 37
Views: 12359

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

I've skipped a lot of missions like I said because I couldn't get to extremely light with 5-6 men. Every time I go to very light I just get a squad wipe. This is even though I typically have 90-100% of rebels on intel and avenger scan, whenever possible in a region with a radio relay. I have 2 engin...
by trihero
Wed May 31, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: How do you get more recruits?
Replies: 20
Views: 8129

Re: How do you get more recruits?

If there are at least 3 guys working in a haven (any combination of jobs), you can get a full retaliation. If there are at least 3 guys working on any given job, you can get that retalation. It's a hard limit to ensure you will always have the minimum 3 rebels on the retaliation. Wait, does that me...
by trihero
Wed May 31, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o
Replies: 37
Views: 12359

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

I mean what do you cut to actually build the laser weapons, though? I think I made the right choice to not build the AWC at all yet (150 supplies = 6 x advanced laser weapons, I got 3 lances + 3 rays with the money "saved"). Maybe I shouldn't have taken vulture so early either? Another example of a ...
by trihero
Wed May 31, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o
Replies: 37
Views: 12359

I'm getting rocked on legendary o.o

I need some help, basically it feels like the enemy's hp is skyrocketing out of control and I can't get enough offensive tools. They had 14 hp advent officers and 12 hp 2 armor mutons (along with early scope and snake flank damage dark events) when I was still with ballistic weaponry (during one ret...
by trihero
Tue May 30, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: What's your views on ammo use?
Replies: 40
Views: 15805

Re: What's your views on ammo use?

Since both of you mentioned dragon/venom rounds, how do you feel about them now that they only have a 50% chance to apply the dot?
by trihero
Tue May 30, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: What's your views on ammo use?
Replies: 40
Views: 15805

What's your views on ammo use?

Let's pretend corpse gathering is a non-issue, so you have the choice to outfit yourself with the possible ammos: AP tracer talon dragon venom bluescreen redscreen shredder needle stiletto flechette Of course there are a lot of variables involved, but let's just say generally you're somewhere in the...
by trihero
Mon May 29, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: How to get UFO raid missions in 1.3?
Replies: 3
Views: 2384

Re: How to get UFO raid missions in 1.3?

The TL:DR read of Tuhalu's post is you look for missions that say "Find a Lead" but only have intel as a reward. When you see these kinds of missions, they can only be one of two things: Lib 1, or a UFO precursor. That's what he means specifically when he says "looks like lib 1." There's nothing too...
by trihero
Mon May 29, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Retaliations
Replies: 41
Views: 12144

Re: Retaliations

Good feedback Rebus. I will say that it's fairly predictable that 1.4 would either be too easy, or too hard, with so many balance changes that only underwent a few runs by a handful of testers. I'm sure they gave it a lot of tries and effort, and there's no personal attacks here so get over yourself...
by trihero
Mon May 29, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Add Option for "Reload All"?
Replies: 6
Views: 2875

Re: Add Option for "Reload All"?

There are already mods that do "Overwatch All", and "Evac All", This is a bit tangential, but I want to remind everyone using "overwatch all" that if you equip a pistol, pressing overwatch all will make pistol users go into pistol overwatch instead of their main weapon, which is almost always a bad...
by trihero
Mon May 29, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: QoL wishlist based on 1.4
Replies: 20
Views: 7631

Re: QoL wishlist based on 1.4

Good point sacho, that reminds me I wish you could press the spacebar to do passive scanning on the world map. You can press the spacebar to resume scanning on PoIs/making radio relays, but you can't resume passive scanning just on a region with the spacebar.
by trihero
Mon May 29, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Some feedback on Holo-sharpshooters
Replies: 21
Views: 9716

Re: Some feedback on Holo-sharpshooters

To be frank, there is no issue though. Trying to balance a whole class just because one of the ways to play it falls behind the curve on a certain difficulty level will be a nightmare. To be frank, I've given plenty of evidence there is an issue, and now I will demonstrate it doesn't matter that I ...
by trihero
Mon May 29, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: What are the uses of Field surgeon?
Replies: 49
Views: 18075

Re: What are the uses of Field surgeon?

If FS worked on the first HP, it would of course be infinitely more useful, as scratches would cause no wound timer. Even beyond the "wound reduction time", this would allow you to shrug off scratches and send the soldier in on a pending mission. Maybe that's how FS should behave? Does it not behav...
by trihero
Mon May 29, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Codex Hunting?
Replies: 8
Views: 4517

Re: Codex Hunting?

Well, one of the ways Long War 1 and Long War 2 make the war seem longer is by removing as much as possible all scripted/ weighted encounters. There's such a thing as ideology getting in the way of gameplay. I never played LW1 but I'm telling you I really don't like the rarity of the codex in LW2 w...