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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
55. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 8, 2016, 12:21 Yifes
 
Creston wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 23:10:
The player actually gets to hit bonuses on all difficulties except Legendary (Impossible), according to people who have dug through all the ini files.

I think XCOM2 is MUCH fairer with the RNG than the first one was, as Enemy Unknown/Enemy Within just plain cheated. It's just that your weapons do less damage and most of the enemies have a ton more health, so you take more shots at them, and thus miss more of them.

Actually, EU/EW was a lot more fair with the RNG than XCOM2, as like you said, XCOM2 cheats in the player's favor on any difficulty other than Legendary. EU/EW aliens have aim and crit bonuses on higher difficulties though, which is why thin men are so fucking deadly on Impossible.

As for the mission timers, I'm playing on Commander and I don't find them to be that bad. I can still take my time to position my troops properly without taking too many risks. It's really the VIP escort missions that do not give you much room for error, as you constantly have to advance towards a set extraction point.

The hacking missions are especially easy if you bring along a specialist, as they can remotely complete the objective with the Gremlin drones, as long as the objective is within sight range. Worst case, you lob some grenades, destroy some walls and clear LOS to the objective, hacking complete.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
54. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 8, 2016, 12:08 Yifes
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 8, 2016, 00:51:
Yifes wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 22:20:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 22:14:
Hit chance is only showing you the real value on Classic Anything below that, you get hit bonus, Veteran 10% afaik, easy 25% afaik and oh yeah.. enemies get negative bonus obviously, only on Classic it's "all fair and square" and that is really brutally difficult.

Where did you read that?

XCOM 1 did no such thing and I doubt they would changed it for XCOM 2.

In the game files If you are curious check the mod out that removes this.

That said Veteran is hard enough imo.

Wow you are right. Although only on Legend is it "all fair and square", as you still get bonuses on Commander if you get a streak of bad luck.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
34. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 7, 2016, 22:36 Yifes
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 21:56:
I had it on the second difficulty, but I turned it to the easiest. The annoyences -- all those goddamn misses and overall bad rolls! -- weren't worth it. After turning down the difficulty, I think the hit percentages stayed the same but I could swear that I hit way more often and the overal "Bethesda kinda [LUCK]" seems to no longer be on the enemy's side.

For my play style, the easiest setting feels most balanced... oddly enough.

I really doubt the game cheats with the dice rolls. At least in XCOM 1 it was fair (some guy on reddit actually made thousands of shots in game and calculated the statistics).

In harder difficulties it may seem you miss more because you're forced into tougher situations, and bad misses are more punishing and more memorable. And from a pure mathematical point of view, long strings of bad misses are more common than you'd think, given just how many shots you make over the course of a game.

To counter this, you need to get used to having back up plans, in case that 95% to hit flank shot misses. Grenades in particular are invaluable, as they are 100% guaranteed hit, and should be saved when you absolutely cannot afford to miss a shot.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
32. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 7, 2016, 22:20 Yifes
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 22:14:
Hit chance is only showing you the real value on Classic Anything below that, you get hit bonus, Veteran 10% afaik, easy 25% afaik and oh yeah.. enemies get negative bonus obviously, only on Classic it's "all fair and square" and that is really brutally difficult.

Where did you read that?

XCOM 1 did no such thing and I doubt they would changed it for XCOM 2.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
23. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 7, 2016, 18:52 Yifes
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 17:44:
This sequel is incredibly unforgiving. First they hold your hand so tightly you're just doing whatever you're told and then without warning they just let you go. I simply got battered with priority missions literally for hours, so much I couldn't even get a breather and just upgrade some weapons and armor or even build facilities. Apart from countries leaving you, XCOM1 was a lot less hardcore and more laid back.

I'm also very annoyed with the breaks between each character's turn. Why the pause of like 4-5 seconds after each fucking miss?

Also, I think it's lame that the enemy always gets a free "getting to cover" turn every time you get within their range. XCOM1 had this too afaik but somehow in that game the enemy didn't butcher your entire squad if you didn't do everything perfectly.

PS: I could swear there's a hidden -10% Aim for the player...

They only hold your hand initially if you enable the tutorial, which is understandable since they're trying to teach you how to play.

For the pause issue after each miss, I think it has to do with poor graphics performance, as it went away for me after I turned down AA, AO and depth of field.

And finally, maybe try dropping the difficulty? Its been a while since Ive played vanilla EU/EW but I get the feeling Xcom2 is a bit tougher.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
21. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 7, 2016, 18:47 Yifes
 
rudra wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 17:53:
its pretty mediocre IMHO

the typical, to-be-expected AAA type crap..

ive got countless gripes with all kinds of details, systems, etc.

the only thing that really impresses me is the destructibility, but thats not new either... more customization is good, progression on characters is ok... but mostly - its just meh

Maybe turn based tactics just isn't your thing? For me, this is the best game in this genre since Jagged Alliance 2.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
17. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 5, 2016, 14:16 Yifes
 
Task wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 13:33:
I'm surprised Total Biscuit already beat a campaign. Is it really short or something? I heard one podcaster say 10-13 hours. I assume it is shorter because there is a countdown mechanic for the campaign.

Reviewers had access to the release version since Monday, and many of them have been playing the beta for months. Campaign length should be similar to XCOM:EU.

Also, I've been doing my best avoiding preview videos and spoilers, and man was it worth it. The first time running into a Faceless holy shit that was painful.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
4. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 5, 2016, 11:23 Yifes
 
Just lost my first campaign after a full squad wipe...

Can't wait to start again
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Feb 1, 2016, 10:25 Yifes
 
More XCOM reviews: PC Gamer (94), IGN (9.3), RPS.

It's a winner guys

Can't wait until Friday.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 31, 2016, 23:27 Yifes
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 18:00:
InBlack wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 17:46:
Man I can't wait for XCOM2. Been itching to play something new thats also pretty decent so I hope it delivers.

Oh, yeah can hardly wait. Got a three day weekend set up. I bought the game plus season pass for just under $55 off GMG. Looking forward to a couple hundred hours of game play over the next few years. Have you heard what they have up thier sleeves as far as the Long War modders? I think they have a mod in the works already.

Firaxis did a panel at PAX South this weekend about XCOM 2 modding with the head of the Long War team.

The mods they will have ready for launch are pretty small, as expected since they've had less than half a year to work on it.

Quick summary:
New SMG class of weapons that give you bonus to movement and makes you less likely to be detected.

Muton Centurion

Soldier class can become leaders, similar to LW officers. Only 1 leader per mission. Receives new tiers of abilities, similar to how psionics worked in EW.

As for the modding side of things, they're basically releasing every available asset in game and some pretty powerful tools for modders to play around with. It's going to be awesome.
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Trailer & Details
5. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Trailer & Details Jan 27, 2016, 21:33 Yifes
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 27, 2016, 20:08:
You don't survive in that game, lol, you slaughter everyone. IIRC, it was capped off by the standard action game boss fight, which Lara sought out.

Yeah seriously, it's more like Lara Croft Mass Murder Simulator where you start off as a young naive student on her first expedition and end up with a body count that puts Rambo to shame. Not long after killing your first person and vomiting from the experience, you're murdering one person after another in cold blood like a seasoned veteran.

I like the game, but the character development is ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > Free League of Legends Bundle
11. Re: Free League of Legends Bundle Jan 24, 2016, 11:24 Yifes
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 24, 2016, 00:41:
The heroes are usually just reskins/skill swaps with some stat modifying.

Yeah, that's complete bullshit. How is this or this or this or this a "reskin/skill" swap?

You've either never played the game, a troll, or just retarded.
 
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News Comments > Free League of Legends Bundle
6. Re: Free League of Legends Bundle Jan 23, 2016, 23:51 Yifes
 
Rhett wrote on Jan 23, 2016, 18:47:
Well, I will not play it competitively, only co-op (pretty sure there's a co-op anyway), as I did with DOTA 2... I COULD play competitively but I just don't want to. The community in DOTA 2 was occasionally toxic even against AI lol... so ridiculous.

Yeah you can co-op against bots. But the bot AI is garbage though, so it won't take long before you get bored. Still, it's fun for a while without the stress of playing against real people. And if you do run into the occasional asshole, just mute and report them and move on.
 
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News Comments > Free League of Legends Bundle
5. Re: Free League of Legends Bundle Jan 23, 2016, 23:45 Yifes
 
Jivaro wrote on Jan 23, 2016, 19:40:
Yeah, I made an account as well. The only MOBA I have ever played is Heroes of the Storm, and even than I have only done the single player/tutorial stuff. That said, I like to try new stuff out, even if it's old but new to me, and eventually I will get around to loading it up. Having a few free extras is a nice bonus.

Thing is, there's new stuff coming out all the time. I haven't played the game since last October, and so many things have changed that I barely recognize the game anymore. They revamped an entire class of items, updated like a dozen older champion (improved both visuals and gameplay, release a few entirely new champions, added new monsters to the map, changed how vision works, added a new queuing system so that people can actually play the role they want, etc.

Every time I stop playing for a few months and come back, the game feels almost like a new game.
 
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News Comments > Free League of Legends Bundle
2. Re: Free League of Legends Bundle Jan 23, 2016, 17:03 Yifes
 
Don't be ashamed. It's a great game and constantly improving.

It doesn't hurt to try it, especially now that toxicity is less of problem with the new automated report and ban system.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
26. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 19, 2016, 18:09 Yifes
 
Simon Says wrote on Jan 18, 2016, 22:17:
How XCOM 2 can be on that list at such a filthy high price ( 80$ ) is beyond me... Until it gets a MAJOR rebate, I'll hold on to my $ and play the pirated version instead. YES I'll buy it when the price comes down to reasonable levels, otherwise I won't be able to play mods like Long War on it.

I assume you're saying it's $80 because you're in Canada, as the price in USD is standard. Still, a weak Canadian currency is no excuse to be a dick.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 18, 2016, 12:11 Yifes
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 18, 2016, 11:58:
The filthy casuals are playing Dragons Dogma on HARD and loving it Xcom 2 is just.. another XCOM

Where as DG has no equal on PC. It's a gem that nobody who likes dark souls or dragon age should miss.

Haha I do love Dark Souls so I'll probably end up checking this out. Although after watching that youtube review posted earlier, I'm not sure where the Dark Souls comparison comes from as the combat doesn't seem anything similar.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 18, 2016, 10:21 Yifes
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 18, 2016, 10:04:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 17:53:
Dragon's Dogma ftw Best game by far on that list imo.

Beter than XCOM 2? Pretty high praise, considering XCOM 2 isn't even out yet. Im gonna have to check it out now.

A 4 year old console port better than a PC exclusive sequel to a beloved classic by a premier developer?

What has this board become? Am I browsing Gamespot? Where did all these filthy casuals come from?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Jan 10, 2016, 21:54 Yifes
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 21:43:
The previews for Xcom 2 look really good. Procedurally generated maps with really high soldier customization compared to the first one.

Yeah, XCOM 2 looks fantastic. What I'm really excited about though is how much the developers are supporting the modding community this time around. This game is going to have some serious legs.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm CC Nerf Plans
5. Re: Heroes of the Storm CC Nerf Plans Jan 9, 2016, 16:47 Yifes
 
heroin wrote on Jan 9, 2016, 12:39:
I just played DOTA 2 for the first time in 2 years, it still felt the same... basically perfect. Learn the fucking lesson Blizz.

Dota's been out for like 12 years now. Of course it would be better balanced than a new game.
 
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