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by Psieye
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: LW2 Vanilla Psi Ops problem (bug ?)
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: LW2 Vanilla Psi Ops problem (bug ?)

Working as intended. There's a hidden dependency tree (check the wiki) and by design you can't pick everything.
by Psieye
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: How long until you moved on?
Replies: 33
Views: 8193

Re: How long until you moved on?

"Move on" is vague. There's "I don't play it anymore", there's "I don't check in on the community anymore" and finally there's "I don't remember the mechanical details anymore". Stage 1 of moving on is just life. Stage 2 is how you gauge 'longevity' - if a new player were to show up asking for advic...
by Psieye
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:59 pm
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: 2742

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

I'm also at the network tower stage with a 2nd region though, which I can in theory liberate soon, if that's wise. Not sure if liberating the wrong region, then liberating the right region, improves matters any. Consider carefully whether the benefits outweigh the disadvantages of liberating a 2nd ...
by Psieye
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:28 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: 2742

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

It's august, I've just liberated my first region... have I blown the game? Not enough information. Have you banked enough intel to get to Golden Path regions quickly? Do you have a Facility Lead or two you can follow through to keep the doom meter down? Have you been doing weird things to cause Adv...
by Psieye
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Commander Honestman Campaign
Replies: 34
Views: 5411

Re: Commander Honestman Campaign

With AP Rounds and Walk Fire he's well-able to take out any drones or stragglers for which Combat Protocol is often used. It's a flip of Specialist and Ranger roles for sure, but one I'm quite happy with as it gives me multiple OWs at LCpl instead of GSgt. While Combat Protocol can be valuably used...
by Psieye
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Commander Honestman Campaign
Replies: 34
Views: 5411

Re: Commander Honestman Campaign

Based on your previous posts, since I've come here, I can say pretty confidently that your tactics and mine are very different. So trying to have this kind of discussion is frankly pointless. Actually there is a point to this discussion: Xenos' Phobia is my primary audience in this thread. What you...
by Psieye
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Commander Honestman Campaign
Replies: 34
Views: 5411

Re: Commander Honestman Campaign

day one Late game Not my point. I said "early phase" and "late phase" to disambiguate from "earlygame" and "lategame". I should have been more explicit and outright said "first pod" vs "last pod". You're not going to have Assaults live long if you Run & Gun on the first pod of a mission, regardless...
by Psieye
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Commander Honestman Campaign
Replies: 34
Views: 5411

Re: Commander Honestman Campaign

My basic GOp squad composition is While I appreciate you intended this to be "here's the base template to make per-mission adjustments to", it's worth emphasising that it's a mistake to treat all GOps the same. Fixed evac vs evac flare is an obvious one, but so too is "when will RNF arrive?" and "l...
by Psieye
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Commander Honestman Campaign
Replies: 34
Views: 5411

Re: Commander Honestman Campaign

thoughts on semi-stealthing vs. going loud immediately on hack missions Semi-stealth for the earlygame, "loud stealth" when you have the tech advantage. "Loud stealth" meaning some spec 'stealths' to the hack objective regardless of no concealment - Advent never see the spec. The spec is plenty use...
by Psieye
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Any tips for using Kubikiri?
Replies: 11
Views: 3132

Re: Any tips for using Kubikiri?

SpinDoctor wrote:quite a few crutches to be useful.
It's an all-or-nothing perk with appropriate payoff. Either you dedicate yourself for that payoff (read: get 100% crit chance and 100% hit chance) or you ignore it.
by Psieye
Thu May 31, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Legend ironman successful campaign report
Replies: 12
Views: 2939

Re: Legend ironman successful campaign report

gimrah wrote: Also late psi will suffer in that they will never have competitive psi strength vs advent will, so insanity is not much use.
I think Dwarfling's point is that even if late psi soldiers never win against Advent will, they still bring enough to the table to warrant consideration.
by Psieye
Sun May 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: LW 1.5 questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Re: LW 1.5 questions

The fixed evac spawn locations being variable is a further detriment to stealth on some GOp objectives. Try and 'stealth' some prisoner(s) out when the evac is half the map away from the jail.
by Psieye
Mon May 14, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: LW 1.5 Grenadier builds
Replies: 113
Views: 32296

Re: LW 1.5 Grenadier builds

The only time I go with 5 man squads are when they are all MSGTs and even then, it needs to be a critical mission that I must do and have little time. I like to have enough personnel to deal with the unexpected. Mmm yeah, that's kind of what Legendary makes players do. Even on Commander, many a tim...
by Psieye
Tue May 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: LW 1.5 Grenadier builds
Replies: 113
Views: 32296

Re: LW 1.5 Grenadier builds

OK I'll bite... How you gonna do all that with just smoke? Maybe it has some properties I'm not aware of. I never said "just" smoke. That's the end of the grenadier's job - to lay down (dense) smoke. The 2 specialists then alternate to ensure the AI breaks down and stops being a threat. It occurs t...
by Psieye
Tue May 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: LW 1.5 Grenadier builds
Replies: 113
Views: 32296

Re: LW 1.5 Grenadier builds

Personally, I'd rather the grenadier take 16 enemies out of the fight for 3 turns with 1 smoke than CC half an 8-man pod for 1~2 turns. 16 enemies gunning for me. They're not shooting. When I say "out of the fight", I really do mean "not even shooting". Ok, there's some slight exaggeration there, b...
by Psieye
Tue May 01, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: LW 1.5 Grenadier builds
Replies: 113
Views: 32296

Re: LW 1.5 Grenadier builds

Are you saying you won't take a grenadier on an HQ/GP? Say you have a pod of 8 troopers just standing around, and instead of dropping an incendiary or sting grenade on them, probably taking half, or more of them out of the fight immediately, you just start shooting? Or I guess a better question is ...
by Psieye
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: How early is too early to liberate?
Replies: 37
Views: 8676

Re: How early is too early to liberate?

Intercept the Columns and Supply I guess. Just to be clear, that'll raise Vigilance in the neighbours. Maybe that's what you want. You need a certain amount of vigilance just to manage the doom clock. While global vigilance is something to keep an eye on, my previous post was written with local vig...
by Psieye
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: How early is too early to liberate?
Replies: 37
Views: 8676

Re: How early is too early to liberate?

Not sure what to do about neighbors wanting strength. Intercept the Columns and Supply I guess. Just to be clear, that'll raise Vigilance in the neighbours - there'll be a net concentration of Str gathering in the vicinity from trying to kill off 1 Str. Maybe that's what you want. Alternatively, yo...
by Psieye
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: How early is too early to liberate?
Replies: 37
Views: 8676

Re: How early is too early to liberate?

Anyway, I was faced with the same decision the other night. It’s mid-May, starting region is the Artic. I’ve contacted down the side of Eastern Asia (so contacted regions are Artic, E. Asia, and Indonesia. Strength is fairly low in all regions, with high Vigilance in the Artic, which had the expose...
by Psieye
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: First Campaign in the Books...
Replies: 34
Views: 5843

Re: First Campaign in the Books...

But with your method, I guess I should buy a few more laser rifles, go heavy and hit the 15 to 19+ enemy missions... I only have two squads of CPLs now, so HQ level engagements is prolly off the table for now, lol... Mmm, I can let you experiment but "a few extra laser rifles to hit 15~19" isn't wh...
by Psieye
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: First Campaign in the Books...
Replies: 34
Views: 5843

Re: First Campaign in the Books...

Lol, not sure how dealing with a bunch of retaliations constitutes freedom, but ok... Supply retals are fine, but the rest pretty much suck. I would think that you want at least 2 liberated regions which makes a 20% increase very significant over time. That and the fact that all those retals increa...
by Psieye
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: First Campaign in the Books...
Replies: 34
Views: 5843

Re: First Campaign in the Books...

Tactical layer talk should be read while always considering "on what difficulty?" and "how much Advent activity?" But the AI is the same on all difficulties so once you're on the map you'll find your way of getting things done. There's a few things which stop being reliable at higher difficulties (b...
by Psieye
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: First Campaign in the Books...
Replies: 34
Views: 5843

Re: First Campaign in the Books...

How would you get supplies? One aspect I'm really not crazy about is the constant scrounging you have to do. It's like living out of a trashcan. Liberation allows you a lot more freedom to get stuff done. If anything, liberating gives you less freedom. The supply job has +20% if the region is liber...
by Psieye
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: First Campaign in the Books...
Replies: 34
Views: 5843

Re: First Campaign in the Books...

Gratz on your first campaign win.

I don't recall ever reading an AAR diary which didn't write up what the strategic choices were. Sure most of the words may get spent discussing tactical missions, but the context is there.
by Psieye
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: LW 1.5 Grenadier builds
Replies: 113
Views: 32296

Re: LW 1.5 Grenadier builds

Wait, does the aim de-buff stack for multiple suppressions? While we're about it, do you know for sure what the aim de-buff actually is? I've seen people refer to different values. I don't know the exact debuff amount - I assumed the tooltip was accurate and went with that in my mental calculations...