I was playing Long War. I was suggested a covert operative extraction mission which is going to expire in 48 hours. Just as I was going to send a squad to the mission a new UFO appeared (small, Fighter, flying high) ... Should I hunt the UFO now to go for the operative first?
I know that hunting the UFO could take more than one interceptor to send for it and would take time. I worry the operative extraction mission could expire while I am hunting.
On the other hand transporting the squad to the extraction place and back takes a few hours. By the way, what is the usual range of transportation time?
I do not know if the game's time continues to run during the mission itself, does it?
If it does run; is it a fixed amount of time per battle; fixed amount per each turn of the battle; or some other formula?
If it does not, I probably should go to the mission first; because after completing the mission I would still have time to hunt the UFO before it disappears. By the way; what is usual time of UFO staying around before disappearing?
What is the usual time of one interception attempt?