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by mudhut79
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Finding a codex late game
Replies: 2
Views: 4435

Re: Finding a codex late game

OK. Thanks for the advice. Supply retals - is the supply retaliation the one where there are no enemies on the map to start, then you get reinforcements dropping every turn? Am I guaranteed to get codexes dropping or is it just RNG? Can I also check my understanding to make those happen - I flip at ...
by mudhut79
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Finding a codex late game
Replies: 2
Views: 4435

Finding a codex late game

Hi all, Wondering if there are any better players around who could give me some advice? In brief: In late game (November) where is the best mission type to find a codex suitable to skulljack (and so advance towards final missions). It has been a long time since I saw one - and I am worried I am scre...
by mudhut79
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Chryssalid Queen poison damage
Replies: 14
Views: 8485

Re: Chryssalid Queen poison damage

Swiftless - see I thought that rupture did change the DoT (for burning at least, and so I assumed for poison) cause I had seen a ruptured target take damage above the max burn roll. I could be wrong of course (or the game could be varying the rupture/DoT interaction based on some other perk or varia...
by mudhut79
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Post campaign feedback
Replies: 15
Views: 7725

Re: Post campaign feedback

Psi may be a similar story really. You did it pretty early I would say. Bit surprised you got none to max rank in that case. You may have tried to develop too many possibly. You may not have dedicated enough scientist time. Even so, while they compare well to other classes of similar rank, they spe...
by mudhut79
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Post campaign feedback
Replies: 15
Views: 7725

Re: Post campaign feedback

Detailed class notes As noted above, I had a class-balanced barracks. At game end I had 2 MSGTS of every class except for assaults (3), rangers (3), technical (3) and psi (0). I think that for each of the base classes (bar one), there are 2 or 3 viable builds. I think this is amazing and a huge cre...
by mudhut79
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Post campaign feedback
Replies: 15
Views: 7725

Post campaign feedback

So here is my feedback after completing my last campaign-perhaps not worth much but offered in the spirit of helping to improve LW2! Overall I think LW2 is an awesome game. Each mission presents a deep (and varied) set of tactical problems that are rewarding to solve (albeit that sometimes there isn...
by mudhut79
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Long War 2: Bug Reports
Topic: Intel costs at final network tower
Replies: 0
Views: 2102

Intel costs at final network tower

At the central network tower, the available options for me this run were: Squad individual concealment: 25 Extra soldier: 29 Override (single soldier immunity x 2): 124 [yes 124] Hypnography (-50% will): 29 So is that 124 a typo or something? I feel like it must be given the rest. Also I must confes...
by mudhut79
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Chryssalid Queen poison damage
Replies: 14
Views: 8485

Re: Chryssalid Queen poison damage

8wayz -> yeah he was cocooned after death, so I think your theory on two types of poison works. And LordYanaek has found a likely candidate there, even though I wouldn't necessarily have interpreted 'bonus slash damage' as applying to the poison instead of the initial strike! But the math fits if he...
by mudhut79
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Chryssalid Queen poison damage
Replies: 14
Views: 8485

Re: Chryssalid Queen poison damage

Thanks 8wayz, appreciate the advice. So perhaps it was a misplay on my part then, and I should have risked the yellow alert shots and immediately healed. I feel like knowing when to stand your guys in the open is one of the things that separates good players from bad (me). I see XWynn do it a lot an...
by mudhut79
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Long War 2: Bug Reports
Topic: Multiple Avenger Defence missions
Replies: 0
Views: 2033

Multiple Avenger Defence missions

I had two Avenger defence missions spawn at once. Not just that there were two UFOs hunting me simultaneously - I had the little text popup saying 'UFO has found us, we must take immediate evasive maneuvers', I hit OK, immediately the same popup box is back, I hit OK again. After evasive maneuvers I...
by mudhut79
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Chryssalid Queen poison damage
Replies: 14
Views: 8485

Chryssalid Queen poison damage

So traumatised right now: MSgt Assault blue moves forward with no pods active - trips a Queen from burrow. She hits for 12 or 13 (can't remember if he started with 18 or 19 HP). Sucks, but that's Xcom baby - he has 7 HP left, so it might be a month in the medbay but he's not really at risk of death....
by mudhut79
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Muton counter-attack - bug or intended
Replies: 9
Views: 5794

Re: Muton counter-attack - bug or intended

Hmmm - well if the rule was 'fire disables all active special abilities, but does not disable passive special abilities' then that would at least be easier to remember. Can anyone identify any exceptions to that proposed rule? [Also means I must have been very lucky with RNG striking burning Mutons ...
by mudhut79
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Muton counter-attack - bug or intended
Replies: 9
Views: 5794

Re: Muton counter-attack - bug or intended

Wait now this thread is confusing me even more. Noober -> Prior to this thread I considered it safe to melee burning Mutons, and have done so when the appropriate opportunity arises. I mean I wouldn't say I do it frequently but I do it on occasion and cannot recall it ever being blocked by the Muton...
by mudhut79
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Reaper and Muton Combatives
Replies: 4
Views: 3113

Re: Reaper and Muton Combatives

Thanks Steelflame and TrainInVain Can I test I have understood correctly - You are saying Reaper just sets (for first attack only) the base chance to hit to 100%, then all subsequent dice rolls (crit/dodge etc) proceed as per normal. Have I got that right? Previously I thought that guaranteed hits (...
by mudhut79
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Reaper and Muton Combatives
Replies: 4
Views: 3113

Reaper and Muton Combatives

So I had a network tower go bad (shinobi got spotted a fair way from the objective) and things got a bit sticky. Couple of soldiers took wounds, could easily die to another hit. Had a Muton Elite that needed to be controlled - Aha! Why not channel my inner XWynn and combative-lock him with Jane "Sir...
by mudhut79
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Stun Lancer - restricting unconscious status effect to already wounded units
Replies: 25
Views: 12920

Stun Lancer - restricting unconscious status effect to already wounded units

So I mind-controlled a stun lancer the other day, and the text for the stun attack said something vaguely like: "Stun the enemy for damage and possible negative effects. If the enemy is already damaged there is a chance to knock them unconscious." Please note I am not sure I have remembered the text...
by mudhut79
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: No Reinforcement Farming vs No Experience
Replies: 23
Views: 11127

Re: No Reinforcement Farming vs No Experience

The thing for me is that, on those missions where everything goes downhill and you do have to 'legitimately' fight off waves of reinforcements to get back to the evac zone, you really should be rewarded for the extra kills. These are the sort of missions where you're taking wounds/deaths and the ext...
by mudhut79
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Questions about Dark Events.
Replies: 13
Views: 7339

Re: Questions about Dark Events.

These superheavy mecs already seemed to have damage control, but it was manageable. Ah well there you go, I was blaming the Damage Control Dark Event when it appears it is innate. My mistake. I also play with Robojumper's Yet Another F1 mod: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=934...
by mudhut79
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Paying up
Replies: 2
Views: 2431

Re: Paying up

Thanks for the reply sir! Great work you (and your team) have done here. Really great work. And thank you for the explanation re: no donations. That makes sense (even though I wish there was at least a tip jar or something!) I will indeed follow up on those other options for at least contributing so...
by mudhut79
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Questions about Dark Events.
Replies: 13
Views: 7339

Re: Questions about Dark Events.

All these tactical dark events seem bad on paper but the more I play the less I notice most of them. Except hunters instinct, that one is nasty. Remember not every enemy even gets the buff from a dark event. Maybe it is just weakness in my tactical game (or RNG, always easier to blame that than you...
by mudhut79
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Questions about Dark Events.
Replies: 13
Views: 7339

Re: Questions about Dark Events.

OK, understood. It really did feel overwhelming having that many though, even if it is an intended difficulty mechanism. Still it would make a difference how many you manage to stop. Had I let through more than average? Or had I stopped more than average, such that normally it gets even worse (shudd...
by mudhut79
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Questions about Dark Events.
Replies: 13
Views: 7339

Re: Questions about Dark Events.

Just completed my first successful campaign, 7 Feb end date on Veteran (1.2 -> 1.4). I had 23 active dark events by the end. Is it normal to have this many? I was trying to prioritise countering them (pulling teams off other missions where necessary to make sure I was attempting every Dark Event mis...
by mudhut79
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Paying up
Replies: 2
Views: 2431

Paying up

So how do we make donations? I can't in good conscience play 200 hours of this mod and not pay for it. I want to contribute - and I am sure many others do too! Please let us do so.

(Sorry if already answered, I did try search function first but came up with nothing!?)