How long until you moved on?

SpinDoctor
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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby SpinDoctor » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:31 pm

Dwarfling wrote:I'm back in business since december. My ISP has gone to crap (I'm from Venezuela, go figure) and I got tired to losing Starcraft 2 games just because disconnects.

So far I did a bronzeman Legend that felt like won and cut it short. Then I took a Legend Ironman one up to August but I got too greedy and did a training mission with Mag and Laser weapons against what turned out to be an Archon, a bunch of snakes and a final pod of mutons (centurion+2xregular) on high ground, with a heavy turret that I just couldn't kill on time. I could have perfectly continued, but I felt so bummed out about losing all those guys (weren't even that great) that I thought I could do better starting over. I also think I got too lucky of a start with 4 scientists (3+1 from BM) in march.

Now I'm on a new one. It's mid april, I got 4 scientists (2+2), but I'm barely starting Adv Laser so it feels more fair. I discovered however that the Evac All mod lets you cheat panic at the evac zone and extracts them all anyways. Now I dunno how I feel about this campaign seeing as I like to keep it as clean as possible.

Honestly, how often are you gonna see someone panic in an evac zone? I'd imagine that if you're about to evac and someone beside you comes unglued, you just grab them and go. It's not like you would leave them behind. It's a mechanic I can easily live with. Evac All is too good to give away just for that rare, off hand occurrence.

Anyway, I have a campaign going that, like you, feels won, so I'm gonna try Legendary in earnest. I did try it last campaign but it was so hard that I backed it down to Commander. It just wasn't fun to me at the time.

You had 4 scientists in March? Nice. Hell it takes me half the game to get that many. What's BM? Do you mean Basic Research?

Dwarfling
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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby Dwarfling » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:47 pm

SpinDoctor wrote:What's BM? Do you mean Basic Research?


Black Market. After I get my first rescued scientist I like to buy one, while they're cheap. 2 if I'm not getting rescues and I got cash from Smash&Grabs and excavations. Unless I'm super strapped for supplies, but I don't mind delaying workshop-proving-AWC for faster Laser and Mag weapons, as facing MECs, Vipers and Mutons on a regular basis with just ballistics will cost you more in terms of wounds and deaths.

SpinDoctor
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Re: How long until you moved on?

Postby SpinDoctor » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:21 pm

Dwarfling wrote:
SpinDoctor wrote:What's BM? Do you mean Basic Research?


Black Market. After I get my first rescued scientist I like to buy one, while they're cheap. 2 if I'm not getting rescues and I got cash from Smash&Grabs and excavations. Unless I'm super strapped for supplies, but I don't mind delaying workshop-proving-AWC for faster Laser and Mag weapons, as facing MECs, Vipers and Mutons on a regular basis with just ballistics will cost you more in terms of wounds and deaths.

Ahh ok.I should have thought of that. I started my new campaign last night. Kinda hated to see the old one go, as I was kinda attached to those guys, but hey, time for a new thing. It's mid March in mine and I have 2 scientists, one purchased from the Market. I always do Basic Research first thing. In some ways it feels like wasted time, but the consensus is that it pays off in the long run so I just go with it. I'm getting pretty mediocre missions so far except for the one Scientist extraction. Just a bunch of Lib 1's and a Technical extraction which I ignored since I'm not that into Technicals. I guess they make decent Haven Advisors. Honestly I'm just not that good with them since their ability to do CC is so RNG based.

Last campaign I skipped Adv Lasers for the first time ever to try for a mini Mag rush and it seemed to work well. I won't do a full mag rush since the aim boost from lasers can help build your guys up. I'll probably do that again.


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