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by cerebrawl
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Pavonis Interactive's standalone XCOM 2 mods
Topic: Will the launch day mods be updated?
Replies: 11
Views: 8853

Re: Will the launch day mods be updated?

We don't do ETAs or release days for our noncommercial products. We are fundamentally unable to predict when something will be ready to go, because we are working on it right up until the point that I'm satisfied it's good enough for release, and the only delay between the "good enough" c...
by cerebrawl
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Pavonis Interactive's standalone XCOM 2 mods
Topic: Long War Mods and WotC
Replies: 4
Views: 6970

Re: Long War Mods and WotC

Keeping in mind that Pavonis explicitly has "nothing to announce regarding LW2 in WOTC," I think it's fair to make the following assumptions: 1) They will eventually release a version of LW2 that is WOTC-compatible. It may take a year or more after WOTC's release, mind you, but I fully ex...
by cerebrawl
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Shredder Gun vs Shredder Cannon vs Plasma Blaster
Replies: 18
Views: 6653

Re: Shredder Gun vs Shredder Cannon vs Plasma Blaster

Long War 2 attempts to change the template of the Shredstorm Cannon, but fails. It's the same width as the Shred Gun, but with a lot more range, resulting in a weapon capable of taking out pods beyond visual range. Ah, so it's got a longer range than the gun does despite both showing the same range...
by cerebrawl
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Questionable Perks
Replies: 57
Views: 13587

Re: Questionable Perks

I rolled Flesche (8-day training) on my Gunner. I haven't decided if I'll try it, but at least it's interesting, and I'd take that all day any day over seeing Salvo and Biggest Booms on absolutely every soldier in my roster. The grenade perks are infuriating. They're an off-shoot of the reality tha...
by cerebrawl
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: When do the new PCS worth?
Replies: 8
Views: 3209

Re: When do the new PCS worth?

The biggest game changer is Fire Control, which you can build and isn't loot. You can still be baited with lightning reflexes unfortunately. Combat Awareness is damn near a must on area suppression gunners. That +15 defense is very good for keeping the suppression from being interupted by damage, th...
by cerebrawl
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Your general purpose squads?
Replies: 29
Views: 9924

Re: Your general purpose squads?

1 scout (typically a Shinobi, but anyone with phantom and ghostwalk will do). 1 grenadier (needle blasty) 1 ranger 1 specialist Then one from the list: 2nd ranger gunner assault The difference for between 5 and 6 man squads is the 6th man is almost always a DfA sharpshooter, sometimes it's a 3rd ran...
by cerebrawl
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: I love my loot grenadier!
Replies: 26
Views: 6853

Re: I love my loot grenadier!

Yeah based on the rest of his post, I think he misunderstood the question. Yes, Needle indeed preserves everything, basically treating the grenade like a normal gun shot. Odd, I've had them destroy corpses, for certain. In supply raids and in spy intercepts, and yes, that's with killing the faceles...
by cerebrawl
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: I love my loot grenadier!
Replies: 26
Views: 6853

Re: I love my loot grenadier!

Do Needle Grenades also leave enemy corpses "intact" (intact enough to sell/autopsy)? Or is it just Loot items that are treated differently by needles? Just loot. Don't bring blasty grenadiers on supply raids and the like unless you absolutely need them. Mine are relegated to non-materiel...
by cerebrawl
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Long War 2: Bug Reports
Topic: Disappearing squad if sent on mission with short timer.
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Disappearing squad if sent on mission with short timer.

Long war 1.2 Windows 7 Tons of mods. If a mission pops with less time left than the flight time to reach it, the mission will disappear while in flight, and the squad will be stuck infiltrating permanently. For example finding a mission with 0 days 1 hours left. Should be fairly trivial to reproduce...
by cerebrawl
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Bug Reports
Topic: Nonexistent Cover Still Gives Protection
Replies: 8
Views: 2334

Re: Nonexistent Cover Still Gives Protection

I had some invisible high cover left after I blew up the corner of the ADVENT soldier factory. ;)
by cerebrawl
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Shadow Ops(LW2)
Replies: 7
Views: 3659

Re: Shadow Ops(LW2)

TL;DR: Juggernaut is useless because of Dragoon. Dragoon is damn OP. Every other class is between "Good"(Infantry/Survivalist/Hunter) and "Eh..."(Scrapper) Juggernaut is basically Technical. Except that you are locked to cannon, making him worse. Also, he is not compactible with...
by cerebrawl
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Modders' Forum
Topic: Help with Ability
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: Help with Ability

Mod released now. Another question though in relation to the sawed-off shotgun. I've received some feedback that the custom shot I've added to it which is based on trench gun and it's cone isn't very accurate. In my own experience I've had to be really close to be able to hit anything so I am not s...
by cerebrawl
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: If you could "rig" the AWC...
Replies: 25
Views: 9025

Re: If you could "rig" the AWC...

NoDebate wrote:Phantom and Conceal on everyone.

Phantom actually interferes with overwatch. I'd quite often prefer to be without it.
by cerebrawl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: How are people liberating regions so fast?
Replies: 45
Views: 17473

Re: How are people liberating regions so fast?

I focus a lot on intel and I do every liberation mission that comes up, no matter what... I've got about 4 regions fully liberated by end of may/early june. And when I get home for work I have a 0% liberation 1 waiting for me. I found it with 2 hours on the clock. It's ok though, I sent in a 10 man ...
by cerebrawl
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: If you could "rig" the AWC...
Replies: 25
Views: 9025

Re: If you could "rig" the AWC...

Could? You can, off ini editing you go!

XComLW_AWCPack.ini

You'll probably get sick of writing up restriction lines, but it's perfectly possible. :)
by cerebrawl
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Resolved Bug Reports
Topic: Combined Arms increases damage of Flashbang grenades
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Re: Combined Arms increases damage of Flashbang grenades

I wonder if that will activate bigger booms... cause that could get rather silly very quickly. (bigger booms, bring em on, aggression, sting grenades and bluescreen bombs... wee! Crit for up to 11 damage with disorient/stun, affects mechanical enemies too).
by cerebrawl
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Modders' Forum
Topic: Help with Ability
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: Help with Ability

Have a look at shadowstep and lightning reflexes, worst case scenario you might need to reverse engineer the reaction fire code to take your perk into account. Sidenote: a workaround could be to switch it off during the alien turn. For example by making it an effect with 1 turn duration that trigger...
by cerebrawl
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Modding Long War 2
Topic: Additional PCS Slot?
Replies: 9
Views: 3338

Re: Additional PCS Slot?

I'm not a fan of the new "Fire Control" PCS items (should just be a setting, since the commander could just give an order to only engage when favorable in overwatch), so I was trying to find a workaround. One way is to just give a second PCS slot which I would use just for fire control PC...
by cerebrawl
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Overwatch Chip as PCS vs Attachment
Replies: 7
Views: 2320

Re: Overwatch Chip as PCS vs Attachment

Shotguns always get laser sights. The scope goes on every other gun that will ever be fired. My dedicated overwatchers don't get scopes. Hair trigger + ext. mag + auto-loader. And then for fourth slot when that opens up they get laser sights, because critting on overwatch(cool under pressure) is ni...
by cerebrawl
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Modding Long War 2
Topic: Additional PCS Slot?
Replies: 9
Views: 3338

Re: Additional PCS Slot?

Go check out the Shadow Ops LW2 Class Pack. There's a perk there (Digital Warfare) that gives you a second PCS slot. Instead of adding an additional button the the UI(major pain) it takes you to a subscreen with two slots you can assign PCS in. Seems like they missed the LW2 PCS set for the second s...
by cerebrawl
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: QoL request: Soldier detail view in squad management, squad affiliation in armory.
Replies: 1
Views: 943

QoL request: Soldier detail view in squad management, squad affiliation in armory.

I'd really like one or both of these. 1) Ability to check soldier's perks from squad management, currently you can see stats, add to squad or remove from squad, and that's it. 2) An additional field in the armory roster, which displays which squad a soldier is a member of. This is less useful than t...
by cerebrawl
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Modders' Forum
Topic: Recursive modding...?
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Recursive modding...?

I'm having a blast modding the crap out of XCOM2/LW2, with one of the later additions being the Shadow Ops LW2 Class Pack, this would necessarily come after LW2 in the load order... but I'd love to use perks from it for Pavonis' LW2 classes. Will I need to make my own mod to be loaded after the othe...
by cerebrawl
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Savescumming class rolls
Replies: 11
Views: 3686

Re: Savescumming class rolls

Regarding Commander's Choice... I read a while back in one of the AWC threads that using Commander's Choice can mess with the AWC trees. That is to say: The AWC tree for a soldier is rolled for the soldier before the soldier's class is changed with CC. So then CC changes the class and you can have ...
by cerebrawl
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Single class squads?
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: Single class squads?

I've tried a few quite successfully but usually blend. Ranger is definitely high up there if you're doing single class squads, but I would kind of advice to take a Specialist along, if nothing else for hacking and patching the Rangers up, and it can be OW-Ranger light. I had a very successful 5 man ...
by cerebrawl
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Feedback from no <50% infil campaign
Replies: 25
Views: 6777

Re: Feedback from no <50% infil campaign

I've seen one supply mini retal in my three campaigns. Also I never saw a recruit mini retal, how does that play out? I think recruit mini retal is the one with enemies on yellow alert (already on map, not reinforcement waves) and a bunch of faceless. IE: The most whined about mission, the one many...

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