Many abilities and traits are broken. Many could be easily fixed. I’ll update this thread as I encounter more.
The whole mana bar thing with willpower feels very forced. One of my friends dying is equivalent to using my Jump Jets. Two of my friends dying is equivalent to using the Dash ability once.
I’ve basically never run out of willpower, despite always using the abilities pretty freely. I’ve never really had to use the willpower recovery ability either, though that would make it pretty easy. Those silly squares that give you +2 willpower? I don’t seek them out… why would I?
It’s not like this is a good balance consideration, either. I mean, the Jump Jets that seem to terrify the Heavies, they cost 3 AP to use, and heavy weapons cost 3 AP. So how on Earth would I spam Jump Jets, and why would I when you can’t do anything when you do? In fact, if I DID want to just have fun and jump around all day, or needed to move my heavy up to catch up to the others… what’s wrong with that? The Jump Jets are meant to give me a unique class davantage, right? So wouldn’t it just make sense to let me do that?
This whole concept is dumb. Willpower only makes sense as a resource if you’re using psychic powers that drive you mad, or something. It feels really forced with many of these abilities, and I think you should adjust willpower to work more like Morale from the original UFO Defence.
Already went over this. Remove the -2 WP, it’s balanced enough with the 3 AP cost and the class and armour requirement.
There are a few possibilities for this one. None of them involve leaving this ability as it is. A lot of people make fun of it as teleporting around, and it’s true that it’s an easy way to reposition and unleash 2 AR blasts at point blank range.
1 Free Movement AP: A simple one would be to just give the Assault troops a passive buff. Let them spend 1 AP on movement for free. So, they can move 3 AP worth of distance, and still have 2 AP left over, or can move for 5 AP worth of distance in one turn. This shows how mobile they are and encourages the player to keep them moving, and isn’t overpowered.
Cost 1 AP for 2 AP worth of Movement: This way, you can’t use the ability to teleport, and blast people with two AR bursts. It is a decent burst of movement, and you can still use this to move quickly to a position and blast someone with one AR burst, but I don’t think it’s overpowered.
3 AP ability to move 5 AP’s distance: You could just make this work like a sprint ability. It would allow you to move 6 AP’s distance in one turn, 50% further than normal. You wouldn’t be able to shoot an AR and use this, but you could shoot a pistol.
2 extra AP, if all you do that turn is move: This would be a passive, which is nice to save on buttons. Basically, if you just want to sprint and cover a lot of ground, you can. This would be great for having your Assault troops reposition rapidly, or bounce between fronts to support your other troops.
This ability is so badly broken, it needs its own thread. You can read it here:
Question: Why is a quick shot, a Snap Shot you might call it, MORE ACCURATE? The fact it drives you crazy to use it is, again, strange. This qability is too good to not spam, so if the willpower cost is meant to stop me, it’s not working very well.
I don’t have a thread dedicated for how to fix this ability.
I have TWO threads about it:
I probably won’t add more ability fix suggestions for a while, as the game is too broken for me to bother playing with it for now. When modding becomes possible, I will fix all the traits in a mod and you can see it for yourself.
PS: I’m finally starting to run out of thread ideas. If you have something you would like to complain about, but aren’t sure how to express yourself, call this number at 555 4747 123. We have an expert here is complaining about things, even when no one will listen to him, and he will take on your complaining needs.