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38. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 7, 2012, 19:11 Paranoid Jack
 
Yifes wrote on Oct 7, 2012, 16:40:
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 7, 2012, 15:30:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Oct 7, 2012, 15:21:
Besides me... has anyone else who has pre-purchased XCom: Enemy Unknown already started planning out their first game? What continent to build on? What approach will you take as far as research and development?

I know its too soon to get down to details like how you will level your team but I've even looked into that a bit. I'm excited to see the release so close.

I was going to chose Africa as my continent but the 30% increase in monthly pay doesn't kick in until the end of the first month in-game. So I think I will go with North America for the 50% cheaper Aircraft & Weapons. Which will allow better coverage of those nations in panic. Not sure how well it will play out over the course of the game since events are randomized. But that is the beauty of this type of game. If the basics are good the random paths to the end game make it unfold differently. And knowing there are almost three times as many maps than you will see in a play-thru will add to the tactical portion staying fresh. Plus the changing spawn locations and changing enemy types, locations, numbers... well, it is going to be a blast.

So looking forward to it.

I was going to go for europe, more countries covered at once and the research bonus. Gonna go Classic / Ironman my first playthrough...things gonna get dicey!

I'm going to go classic, but not sure about the ironman mode. The recent Machinima reivew said that there can be movement selection issues on multi-level maps. Basically, your unit can potentially end up on the wrong level, in the open without any cover. I can see myself losing a unit because of a bug like that and ruining my ironman experience. Even the devs said ironman on your first playthrough is a bad idea, and I will probably save that for when the game is a bit more polished.

Also, europe seems like a great starting spot, as getting an early workshops to launch that satellite for extra funding before the first month is up seems like a good idea.

@dj LiTh & Yifes, I would think being low on credits the entire first month would be more of an issue. But then there are always going to be trade offs. Once we start playing we can compare how things are unfolding. Whatever you do do not pick Asia. You'll just be handicapping yourself. The perks are not usable until later in the game which make them almost worthless. As far as picking Europe to cover more countries at once are you referring to the Interceptor patrolling the skies? I think they treat it as a whole not as separate countries.

I'm not sure I want to go Classic/Ironman until I have learned the tactics inside and out. Since any little mistake will set you back with squad members dying. Of course knowing that it is going to happen and expecting it from the start would lessen the pain a bit. I just may try it too. I loved Ironman in ToEE.

@Prez, glad some others let you know how that GMG 10%/$10 credit works. I was on the site ready to order when my wife and two daughters told me they were ready to go out. Just got back and will be putting the order thru right after this post.
 
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