I fought in them all & not by accident it was so cool getting it all coordinated.=) Hope they have lil easter eggs like niagara falls or grand canyon if you can crash them there. Tho im sure hackers would ruin the secret thrill of those kinda of discovery for us if they had those in the map packs. I find it REALLY weird that you can't place your own base.
It's by no means a deal-breaker if you can't, but I do find it.. Being able to place your base seems to fit right into the entire personalization thing. I find it REALLY weird that you can't place your own base.It's by no means a deal-breaker if you can't, but I do find it.. Being able to place your base seems to fit right into the entire personalization thing.To clarify this: In the demo Ive played you could choose between North America and Europe in a list.Sorry missed the closing quote on the date format when I printed it here - not like that in my actual query.So it appears that you simply choose the country in which you base and hangars reside, and not the exact location as in the original.
That implies that if they haven't mapped a country to a particular location, you cannot situate a base there.
Will Antarctica and the arctic be mapped to a 'base placement' location ?? However, I kind of thought of an Antarctica adventure where you have to hunt down the last alien remnants using ground penetrating radar (instead of satellites) to hunt down the aliens across the continent.
I always enjoyed a base in Antarctica or the arctic.. Above ground and subterranean battle-scapes and more emphasis on fighting alien bases than UFOs. =) Russia should have there own bonus and territory. PLUS aslong as I can chase UFO's into places I want by hearding them with my intercepters and then blowing them out of the sky where I want like in the original XCOM i will be happy.
I saw somewhere that there are 5 continents for base placement. Faraxis, if you need DLC, you can have it just give me a special thanks in the credits. lol) Brazil (south america) 1, USA = has a bonus to flying machines and upkeep. let us know i kinda remember hearing there were 8 nation area bonus. I would imagine you can place anywhere you like but you just might lose what ever bonus you would have gotten if going without a nation to an out of the way place. lol I used to love doing that to see the different maps for all the different land types.
Not sure if that applies to just the ant farm or if the interceptor bases are included with that. Not sure but the one thing we do know is this: USA (includes canada in xcom) Europe (includes russia? 2, Africa has a bonus to minerals and metals 3, Asia = has a bonus to training officers like cost & speed of training 4, Brasil = has instant alien interrogations & autopsy research results. It was so cool I'd spend hours just gettting UFO's to crash where i wanted to see new land maps!
I'd assume that leaves Australia out as well as Antarctica. If the achievements to be trusted there are five locations for bases. Icey places like ice caps deserts all the cool little terrain types.