Yeah, that's one of the reasons why I don't use plasma weapons. Anyone can win with good enough weapons. But to win with inferior weapons, funds and men really takes strategy.
Speaking of hating ethreals, I remember a time when they attacked a base of mine. I had 10 soldiers. They mind controlled all but one. Killed them. Then stormed up the to the upper level and killed the last guy. All in three turns.
[starts having flashbacks to the horrors.]
I suppose you are right. The reason I brought it to your attention is that it has been happening with such frequency lately. I suppose I will just deal with it though. Maybe my luck will change back to "seldom" crashes as opposed to the now "frequent" crashes.
I actually got a Commander from one of those little dinky U.F.Os. It was pure luck. Shot one of the Ethereals, knocked him out. Turned out he was a Commander! Has this happened to anyone else?
By the way, this was on P.C. and I still got Cydonia or Bust.
I recently saw in Weekly World News that the sectoids came to earth just eat Krispy Kreme doughnuts! I guess Krispy Kreme's greatness is known throughtout the universe! And to think that we started a war against them. Tsk tsk tsk.
Das ist richt. I have been on this board for awhile. I'm just a seldom poster.
Anyway, back in the day someone posted a topic entitled 'Do Sectoids Exist? And Other Queries.' I posted the real probabilities of space life. Then I gave my theory on what I believe to be the actual cause of RUFOs. I also posted saying that anyone interested in what the over 500 requirements for life are can private message me.
People then replied that I was close-minded and did not research the topic (I believe I also said to them about how I researched the topic for years. I may not have told them though. I'm not sure). Out of the 10-20 people who posted in the topic not one asked to see the requirements for life.
I had other online debates (in every single one I was accused of being close-minded) where people commited libel and slander.
In the Cryptozoology.com forum is a Creation versus Evolution topic. In it is over 1000 topics. Someone there does not want to give up.
My point is that on-line you cannot win debates. Especially if you are the only one defending your position going up against 30 some people. I have won nearly every debate I have been in "off-line". I could go on but I won't.
So you are right, Shades of Green, there is no no need to start a flame war.
If I had to pick between a ship full of sectoids and ship full of floaters. I would rather face the floaters. Even sectoids by themselves are more dangerous than floaters. I don't care what the stats say. I have more trouble with sectoids than floaters.
There was one time when my soldiers (veterans and rookies) were going after a ship full of sectoids. After killing all but one sectoid they started getting shot off. I found out that the last one was in the vicinity of a two-level farm house. I sent some soldiers over there and they got shot. So I decided to have a soldier sneak over to the building to view the sectoid and kill it. Well the sectoid killed him. Fortunatly one of my men shot the sectoid with a laser rifle, but it didn't kill him. Instead the sectoid shot him. Now I have my remaning soldiers obliterate the farm house and the fields around it with high-explosives. This didn't kill the sectoid. He just decides to shoot another one of my soldiers. So I now have no choice but to fire blindly into the smoke and have the other soldier perforate what's left of the farm house. This doesn't work. The sectoid kills another soldier of mine. Now I decide to have my last soldier R.L.H it of there and go to the skyranger. Mission over.
I have more tales of horror like that concerning sectoids. Only one with floaters. That one had rookies with rifles that had little ammunition going up against a medium craft full of floaters at night.
If you have read my "Causlties" topic you'll see that I lost one base. Here's how it happened:
I was doing an awsome job of shooting down U.F.O.s when they discovered my base. This was the first time in the game that a base of mine was attacked, and it was attacked by Ethereals. The first turn all but one my soldiers get either shot, blown up or mind controlled. The last soldier was on the upper level. He goes down the stairs and is immedietly shot by a waiting Ethereal.