Prez wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 13:13: Dan Stapleton of PC Gamer once wrote in an X-COM retrospective that naming your favorite soldier after yourself was a must because it made you care even more about him but it also had the effect of telling the aliens to hunt him down and kill him at all costs. Somehow they * always* knew. So true! I am trying it now in my current game.
That's brilliant. My current method is that I don't do any customization until they've hit Captain. I've been leaving names alone for now, but I think in my next game I'll make a point of naming the first Lieutenant after myself.