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#21 Asmodai

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 10:21 PM

Dwilke - Do you just wait for alien incidents to occur? If you do, then there will be a LOT more aliens, not to mention u get docked pay.  It's better to keep track of where the aliens go and send agents to those buildings immediately.

Destroyteenangst - How do you get people to die in Apoc?  It just never seems possible cause it's just so easy.
All the other times the aliens use their psychic powers to cut me into bite-sized pieces. The best is when the person you trust most turns around and shoots your Commander from 150 feet away inside smoke in the back of the head with his eyes closed. - Snikers

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Posted 19 October 2002 - 05:01 PM

Heh.. if it's so easy then why do you play it?

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Posted 19 October 2002 - 05:07 PM

Well, falling to a hail of disruptor/devastator while you still have Megapol armor and no shields is a quick way.

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Posted 20 October 2002 - 02:14 AM

I do things to make it harder, like playing using no alien-based technology, and playing the entire game with only 6 people.
All the other times the aliens use their psychic powers to cut me into bite-sized pieces. The best is when the person you trust most turns around and shoots your Commander from 150 feet away inside smoke in the back of the head with his eyes closed. - Snikers

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Posted 21 October 2002 - 12:09 PM

I do just wait for the alerts, I lost a load of ships and when I raided the cult of Sirius temple they blew it up (!) while I was in there, just loads of heavy explosives and stuff, killed 24 agents just after I'd saved :) As a matter of principle I only use 1 save slot... Has any body else had the CoS blow up their own buildings? I was rushing round trying to disarm the HS but it collapsed because I missed a load. Very confusing and very annoying, my agent numbers have recovered but I am low on funds all the time at the moment because I'm only in week 3, though I am making disruptors now to sell, and doing the dellboy used car trading thing... :)

#26 Asmodai

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Posted 21 October 2002 - 12:50 PM

That's soooooo strange!  I raid the CoS at least 5x a day and that has never happened.  I even blew up most of the building myself.  But then, I literally blew up the entire area of Diablo's slums(shot out every peice of building that touched the ground and it still stayed up!) and after the mission, their building was still there.
All the other times the aliens use their psychic powers to cut me into bite-sized pieces. The best is when the person you trust most turns around and shoots your Commander from 150 feet away inside smoke in the back of the head with his eyes closed. - Snikers

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Posted 21 October 2002 - 02:46 PM

Like you, its never happened to me before. My men were on the 2nd floor, when all of a sudden - bang - the floors all collapsed and I was informed my men had all died. Most bizarre. Still, I managed to level every CoS building in the city constantly for a week as revenge... :DGood old hawks :)

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Posted 21 October 2002 - 04:40 PM

Lvling buildings using aircraft isn't good, although I admit it's incredibly fun.  It adds to your city damage, thus you get a cut in funding.  I usually only do it once per organization, because it's the fastest way to make them lose cash, but it can cost over 100K in funding.
All the other times the aliens use their psychic powers to cut me into bite-sized pieces. The best is when the person you trust most turns around and shoots your Commander from 150 feet away inside smoke in the back of the head with his eyes closed. - Snikers

#29 dwilkie

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Posted 22 October 2002 - 12:00 PM

It was a matter of principle... Good news though, I raided them twice in my lunchbreak, didn't lose a man and got 5 cyclones and lots of guns. Made enough to buy a replacement hawk. The CoS worry me though, with their willingness to use explosive and incendiary weapons (particularly heavy laucnhers) within their own building... Still, I now have disruptors and they are COOL :)

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Posted 22 October 2002 - 12:08 PM

While everyone's going off on a tangent here, let me toss in something not quite related, but close enough:

Does anyone even use the single-file formation mode?

I do from time to time, but I find its implementation a little odd, watching soldiers walk and run sporadically between waypoints. You'd think they'd all run like mad when aggresive, but nope. They appear to slow down so that the others can catch up.

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Posted 22 October 2002 - 01:31 PM

In the Sirius buildings especially I shun the use of formations...
I find a room that I know is empty then I shoot out the walls until I can see someone behind them... Nuke the building, kill the bad guys then steal whatever they were carrying. It's the only way to play!
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#32 Asmodai

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Posted 23 October 2002 - 11:23 PM

I never even botherpickign anything up.  I always blow away wall too, it's quicker than running around doors and gettign ambushed.  I get plenty of equip as long as I kill everythgin fast.
All the other times the aliens use their psychic powers to cut me into bite-sized pieces. The best is when the person you trust most turns around and shoots your Commander from 150 feet away inside smoke in the back of the head with his eyes closed. - Snikers

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Posted 06 November 2002 - 09:58 AM

has anyone actually tried to raid the government or the like? what do you get?
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Posted 06 November 2002 - 02:40 PM

I don't know why but the cult on average has more firepower than x-com (week one they have heavy and mini launchers. Around the time you get distruptors (the small ones) they have the big ones. And when you get Devistators they have shields! I even got and researched shields before the aliens brought them out)  The other companies some how get alien tech but usally after get it and have researched it.  Cult raids can be fun and easy but the hardest missions involve investigating the cult building for aliens around the time you have disruptors (the aliens are tough and the cult has mad firepower).  The only way i can take out the cult and aliens together (without a lot of injuries or shield loss) is to gas the place.
(Raid tactic) When the game has reached the point where everyone has 96 firing accuracy and im teched out. The best way to raid a place is to break everyone up into a lot of little groups and block every exit and use about four people to sweep the place drawing out any culties and if they make a run for the exits... well you get the idea  :power: .

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Posted 10 November 2002 - 01:48 AM

You totally don't raid teh CoS enough.  I raided them so much that they never had the cash to get all that equipment.  On average I'd raid them 3-4 times a day.  They never ever raid me back or ever get equipment.  Usually they can only get lawpistols or sniper rifles.  They didn't get Disruptor guns untill I'm alomst finished with the game.
All the other times the aliens use their psychic powers to cut me into bite-sized pieces. The best is when the person you trust most turns around and shoots your Commander from 150 feet away inside smoke in the back of the head with his eyes closed. - Snikers

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Posted 15 November 2002 - 12:06 AM

For me, choosing safe would let your agents vulnerable to bullets. By the you are hiding and shooting step pattern, your agents would only fire 1 bullet or about the same amount and the chance of hitting are less, while your enemy must have fired a dozen of it already. Eventhough some of them are not highly skilled, at least 10 % of it would hit you. :angel:




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