Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:08 AM
Phantoms and Terror Floater appear at 30th November battleship, and not a week earlier. At this time, all research has been complete. So there're only these two researches appear after that.
Tips: Training soldiers in XP
Tip1: Laser Rifle
Equip Trainees with better armor to prevent killed by counter fire. Laser rifles for increase accuracy at max range. Autodoc to keep their time in hospital as little as possible because we want these guys to appear in many battle to train.
The most armored guys will attack a heavily armored target like a commander or Terror Floater from max range. As far as possible, so that the first few hostile counter fire will be shot at minimum accuracy.
Then Trainees will either max aimed or burst shot at target. Due to higher accuracy of laser fires, this action is possible. Ideally, no counterfire come. Or if it hit, the suit and shield will absorb most. Or at least, no critical wound. Or finally, no dead.
YOu can ensure that the trainee got quite a few shot into target and thus getting XP. If they are lucky, even kills.
Laser pistol or not, that kind of arms require pointblank range which is not where you want your Trainee to be.
Tips 2: Upward ceiling shots.
Not sure a feature or bug. IF two target stand near each other in both floor, they can see part of their bodies so they can shoot.
The con of this feature is that it's just as likely the hostiles overhead will shoot at you in their turn. Ouch.
The pro of this is depending where you stand, you might shoot without inviting counterfire. Which is where training with pistol coming in.
Trainee with a laser pistol, stand directly UNDER target, burst shoot at it. This can provide XP pretty fast. Do try to have a nearby shooter kill target at end of round, or next turn it will shoot you dead.
Shooting downward, for humans, are not easy, so not a method to train.
A tactic is have a guys get on the elevator to the next floor, note enemy placement here, have the downstair guys proceed to where they are needed and shoot.
These training tips work better at middle to late game on armored aliens, so you can shoot more without killing it. Early on it's just not very long before this end.