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Jan
30
awarded  Yearling
Dec
11
comment XCOM IronMan game break - how do I get out?
Before aborting I would try to end your turn with the backspace key to see if it might fix itself. I doubt it would work, but it is worth a try.
Dec
11
answered What's the deal with the alien 'scan wave' event in combat?
Dec
11
comment How can I get a Blaster Launcher?
@Sterno I have had luck getting a battleship to spawn by ignoring other UFO contacts. If you ignore one or two a battleship will be spawned to take out your satellite.
Nov
25
awarded  Suffrage
Nov
25
comment Are sectopods immune to rockets?
A restart doesn't seem to help the same shot again, but you can try a different shot.
Nov
25
comment Are soldiers affected by area effects (smoke grenades, poison clouds) as they run through them?
The pathfinder really should be smart enough to route you around the poison unless the ONLY path is through it. Even then you should have some kind of indicator (like say a flashing poison tag) to inform you so you can still choose to do it if you really need to make the move.
Nov
25
awarded  Teacher
Nov
25
comment How can I calm panicked units?
I'll add this here since it is a bit of a tangent. My advice is to not waste medpacks on soldiers who are bleeding out. The permanent will decrease makes them too prone to panic and a liability in later missions. Of course, if they die, then they my trigger panic in your other soldiers, so on occasion I do save them only to dismiss them once they heal up.
Nov
25
answered Can a 'lone wolf' soldier be mind controlled?
Nov
25
comment What determines mission difficulty?
My first time getting deep into classic mode I was taking my time and every mission was getting really packed with very tough enemies. My next playthrough I rushed all the storyline stuff and breezed through it. it definitely feels like it is game time based and not related to story (with the small exception that the first encounter with a given species is story based).
Nov
25
comment Can I turn off Ability Tips?
As mentioned, get used to using the direct keys when possible, the numbers change from unit to unit and move to move. Personally, I bind overwatch to ` so it is easy to overwatch/tab through all remaining soldiers.
Mar
21
comment Do mods prevent you from achieving achievements?
I just completed a game with several mods enabled (all of which had "Affects Save Games" set to No) and didn't get credit for achievements, but was able to go back to my last autosave with no mods and get credit.
Jul
29
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
29
awarded  Supporter
Jul
29
comment Easiest World of Warcraft Class to Level
Feign Death is also VERY handy if you happen to bite off more than you can chew.