What will happen to Havens/Bases destroyed by aliens?

Question, and possible discussion, for this mechanic in the upcoming full release of the game.

If the Pandora Virus destroys a Haven, does it turn that Haven into a Nest? Or a Lair, if the population count happened to be high enough (or the aliens still had enough forces left over to do that), and so on? I imagine if this did happen, there’d then be an alien nest out in the open air, and it might be a bit stronger, but it’d also be wide open to aerial attack & bombardment you could use.

And would a similar thing happen for bases? If so, would we then see different nest & lair missions where we go attack on “corrupted base template” missions, where the aliens have put spawners in our old base rooms and we gotta go in and clean them out?

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I would say that aliens don’t need human settlements to grow. :wink: They would also in such case informed you - we won here, HEY we have base here! :wink: And from what I understand they prefer to remain hidden.

Interessting idea, but I don’t think something like that will be in the game at the moment. I think at best we could see some impact on the diplomatics and maybe a kind of stronger aliens (mutation).

As of BB4, destroyed havens are nothing more than nodes you can use to travel around. Would be fun if they impacted gameplay in someway after being destroyed though, IMO.

Maybe the aliens make a nest there as you suggested and you can destroy it.
If the aliens just destroy it and move on, maybe another organization seizes the opportunity to claim it for themselves and that would raise tensions with the former owner faction. Who knows?

That was announced in some article or inteview that factions can settle down in other factions havens. But I’m not sure if anyone would want to come to place where pandoravirus was having a party and could leave any spores.

Disciples of Anu might not mind.

Or even New Jericho, after the place was thoroughly “cleaned” by flamethrowers.

Or Synedrion, after they get mist repellent gens in place to hedge out the worst of the virus.

Don’t you think it would require too many resources to retrieve such place? I would use it to better prepare existing havens for inevitable. I don’t see reason for purification and settling in ruined haven, unless their current havens are overpopulated… well maybe one more reason. If they want to spread to increase survivability just by avoiding annihilation of bigger settlements.

Or that ruined place (nearby) has some resource rare enough to make it worth.

Or the place is symbolically important enough for morale. A big statement can be made faction-wide by restoring a base/haven to its former glory, you know.

Well, maybe you are right. I probably imagine incorrectly end of civilisation. :wink:

So I’ve been looking at old PP content and the first demo took place in a destroyed haven. I doubt that the aliens will set up bases there, but I think we’ll get the chance to fight in destroyed or abandoned bases. So even if aliens don’t have a base there we may go on missions for different factions or ourselves.