X-COM: Terror from the Deep

X-COM: Terror from the Deep

Sergeant Socialist. May 18, 2014 @ 11:44am
Optimal base location.
I've played UFO Defense for quite some time, and I find placing my first base in the north of Saudi Arabia to be one of the best starting locations; A hyperwave decoder at this point offers a detection radius that intersects three continents at once, allowing Xcom to more easily locate and engage the aliens early in the game.

Now that I've moved on to TFTD, things aren't so simple. The ocean is a big place, and the zones are not as they appear on the geoscape. (They are box-like and only vaugely match the outline of the continents.)

What I'd like to know is if anyone knows of any good starting points -- espically for superhuman difficulty.

Thank you.
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Raumelch May 18, 2014 @ 5:06pm 
don't forget that your job is to protect the moneygivers.
they life on land and not the ocean.
you only fight the aliens in the water.
so make sure that your radar/sonar cover the LAND !
Last edited by Raumelch; May 18, 2014 @ 5:09pm
Baranor May 28, 2014 @ 12:08am 
well its either europe where there are more sponsors or the US where theres the same amount of money. regardless of difficulty that remains the same....
Improper Use Jun 1, 2014 @ 7:43am 
The Isle of crete. Or the right side of the mediterranean somewhere near the suez or stuff. covers europe, middle east, all that rich jazz. Annnd its the most expensive location to build in, so its totally free as a first base.

You can easily progress to miami, and india/china as secondary bases.
Drago Jun 5, 2014 @ 6:20pm 
As main building areas I usually go for the Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean Sea, or the Sea of Japan. These locations give a good level of early detection and make a good number of sponsers happy.
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