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by mattprice516
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Long War 2: Bug Reports
Topic: Wounded soldier assigned to mission
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Wounded soldier assigned to mission

Just confirming since it's been a while - I shouldn't be able to take wounded soldiers on regular missions, correct? I have a soldier who is A) assigned to a squad, B) a Haven Adviser until just recently, and C) just wounded on a Rendezvous mission. When I bring up the Infiltration screen for anothe...
by mattprice516
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: How long until you moved on?
Replies: 33
Views: 7560

Re: How long until you moved on?

Despite not having had a current game of LW2 going in probably over a year, XCOM 2 remains in my "currently playing" group in Steam. I'm just not done with it yet. Too much depth, too much to do.
by mattprice516
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: XCOM: Long War General Discussion
Topic: What exactly is a "Bullet Wizard" build?
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: What exactly is a "Bullet Wizard" build?

Yeah, you have it pretty much correct OP - a "bullet wizard" focuses on all the support abilities, and perks which enhance those abilities. It stands in contrast to a pure damage gunner who focuses on firing many, high damage, mech-destroying (HEAT) rounds as accurately as possible.
by mattprice516
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Extraction zone - bug or intended?
Replies: 3
Views: 1894

Re: Extraction zone - bug or intended?

For some missions that is intended, yeah. Many missions now have extraction zones a bit closer to the start, with a bit of randomization.
by mattprice516
Sun May 21, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: I have been spoiled by Reliable Damage
Replies: 15
Views: 5844

Re: I have been spoiled by Reliable Damage

Not checkers vs chess, people. Chess vs poker. Both highly skill-based. Neither inherently better. I and plenty of other people prefer to play a game with risk management as a fundamental part of the game. Some people (OP included) prefer a more deterministic game. Let's not argue for the sake of ar...
by mattprice516
Sun May 21, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Is wet work worth it now?
Replies: 22
Views: 8450

Re: Is wet work worth it now?

Abusing low percent missions can result in absurd results, like master sargents on month four. You can't balance around something like that, and victory ends up being about gaming the xp system rather than anything that feels like real strategy. If that's the case something will obviously have to b...
by mattprice516
Sat May 20, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Is wet work worth it now?
Replies: 22
Views: 8450

Re: Is wet work worth it now?

My personal preference would be that xp be based on the baseline (eg 100% infiltration) amount of aliens, and nothing else. No kill xp, no bonus xp for underinfiltrating, no loss of xp for over infiltrating. Makes things way less gem-y. Probably is the province of mods, though. Yeah I like that ide...
by mattprice516
Sat May 20, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: about this change: "Supply raids and UFOs will have a difficult command pod on higher alert levels"
Replies: 11
Views: 4083

Re: about this change: "Supply raids and UFOs will have a difficult command pod on higher alert levels"

I just did a supply raid, Apr 21, strength 2 region. I had a command pod that I definitely didn't expect. Infiltration was 97%, normal alert when timer hit 0. Was moderate or light mod I think. I boosted, got 145% infil. Went to light or very light, can't remember. There were 15 enemies on map for ...
by mattprice516
Sat May 20, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Feedback about Liberation
Replies: 18
Views: 5282

Re: Feedback about Liberation

There's some Vig gain from completing Lib 3 (I don't remember how much) but no sort of ongoing effect that I know of.
by mattprice516
Fri May 19, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Feedback about Liberation
Replies: 18
Views: 5282

Re: Feedback about Liberation

jkure2 wrote:Quick tangential question, is it ever worth leaving a network tower or HQ mission exposed because the increased vigilance slows the avatar project?
Not in general, because liberating a region adds 3 vigilance to adjacent regions and 1 vigilance to all other regions.
by mattprice516
Fri May 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Feedback about Liberation
Replies: 18
Views: 5282

Re: Feedback about Liberation

Are y'all aware that liberating a region adds 3 vigilance to adjacent regions and 1 vigilance to all other regions in the world?
by mattprice516
Thu May 18, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Questions/feedback about Smash & Grab
Replies: 28
Views: 8651

Re: Questions/feedback about Smash & Grab

IIRC the relative rarity of each resource changes as force level changes. Elerium starts out rare and becomes more common later in the game. The quantity of each in a crate also increases with force level.
by mattprice516
Thu May 18, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Aliens hitting me frequently through full cover
Replies: 110
Views: 38494

Re: Aliens hitting me frequently through full cover

So therefore, if you turn the graze band off, you SHOULD still be able to dodge hits down to grazes. There is one issue I saw that I have not been able to explain/reproduce: 1) I had graze band at 0 2) I flanked a MKI shieldbearer on my first network tower, who I *think* has zero dodge 3) a 96% cha...
by mattprice516
Thu May 18, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Aliens hitting me frequently through full cover
Replies: 110
Views: 38494

Re: Aliens hitting me frequently through full cover

1) You roll to hit, "graze" or miss. Graze occupies some fixed percent where hit and miss intersect. Ergo if I have a 50% chance to hit and graze band is set to 10%, I actually have a 45% (or 40%?) chance to hit, a 45% (or a 40%?) chance to miss, and a 10% (or a 20%?) chance to "graze." 2) You roll...
by mattprice516
Thu May 18, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: how do you use Concussion Rocket?
Replies: 25
Views: 9230

Re: how do you use Concussion Rocket?

Does it still create a cloud of smoke in 1.3?
by mattprice516
Thu May 18, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Your least favorite things about 1.3 ?
Replies: 26
Views: 8105

Re: Your least favorite things about 1.3 ?

Hi Cryptc, For me its the enemy low accuracy hits, and the amount of graze hits. After 50h spent on the 1.3 I am seriously thinking of disabling graze(or making it 2-4%) and installing the cover reduction mod to try to balance the gameplay a bit. I think on legend now, is waay harder than before. r...
by mattprice516
Wed May 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: A little help with things I'm not understanding
Replies: 10
Views: 3355

Re: A little help with things I'm not understanding

I believe FowlJ is correct. If you don't pierce all of the armor, the little armor popup still shows up with the full value, but in reality the pierce still applied. UI bug, basically. For example, you might have AP rounds and shoot a dude with 3 armor and roll a 7 on damage. You'll see (3 armor, 6 ...
by mattprice516
Wed May 17, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Enemy shooting on reveal
Replies: 16
Views: 6885

Re: Enemy shooting on reveal

There already is a distinction between yellow alert pods you activate on your turn and the ones who stumble into you on their turn. If you activate them on your turn they don't get to take any yellow alert actions.
by mattprice516
Wed May 17, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: about this change: "Supply raids and UFOs will have a difficult command pod on higher alert levels"
Replies: 11
Views: 4083

Re: about this change: "Supply raids and UFOs will have a difficult command pod on higher alert levels"

What was your infiltration level? Supply raids in 1.3 are extremely dangerous to do at 0% infiltration by design.
by mattprice516
Wed May 17, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Enemy shooting on reveal
Replies: 16
Views: 6885

Re: Enemy shooting on reveal

Davibones' explanation is correct.

Bountygiver, are you sure that's still the case in 1.3? I kinda thought we'd fixed that, but could be wrong.
by mattprice516
Tue May 16, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Smash and Grab - nothing found.
Replies: 14
Views: 4723

Re: Smash and Grab - nothing found.

Hmm, looks like a map error of some kind. Are you using any additional map mods? Also, do you have a save of this mission?
by mattprice516
Tue May 16, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Suggestion: Stop geoscape scanning at Normal, not at 100%
Replies: 4
Views: 2218

Re: Suggestion: Stop geoscape scanning at Normal, not at 100%

Well I guess the real question would be: Is 'enemy readiness' the defining characteristic of infiltration percentage? I know there are tiers that gradually scale down the difficulty of mission parameters as infiltration% rises. And I know the parameters affected by infiltration% were overhauled in ...
by mattprice516
Tue May 16, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Question on Infiltration and Reflex Action chances
Replies: 6
Views: 2639

Re: Question on Infiltration and Reflex Action chances

To add one thing: If an enemy in yellow alert is hit by overwatch fire when activated, they can no longer take yellow alert actions, but instead can only take green alert actions. Wow, if that's true, that's an interesting mechanic It's true - at least it's supposed to be. Wounded enemies (by any s...
by mattprice516
Tue May 16, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Proposal: Phase out graze for higher-accuracy shots
Replies: 20
Views: 7742

Re: Proposal: Phase out graze for higher-accuracy shots

It sort of already is phased out for high-accuracy shots since any accuracy above 100% eats part of the graze band (and 110% removes it entirely). Additionally, even below 100% the relative chance of a graze vs a hit does actually decrease as accuracy increases. If you have 30% nominal hit chance, h...
by mattprice516
Tue May 16, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Fun UI tip for Haven management
Replies: 0
Views: 1072

Fun UI tip for Haven management

Not sure how well-known this is (it was in the 1.3 patchnotes but I could see a lot of people skimming past it), but if you click the "Missions" tab at the top of the rebel jobs column in Haven management, it'll cycle all rebels through different jobs at once.