Saint Kelly Jul 14, 2013 @ 9:34pm
Anybody willing to add me for help
i need utter help on this when i started i just got creamed and cant do ♥♥♥♥ and had a hard time shooting down a ufo
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Haborym Jul 15, 2013 @ 8:39am 
buy avalanche launchers and missiles, use multiple interceptors
Saint Kelly Jul 15, 2013 @ 8:54am 
Originally posted by Haborym:
buy avalanche launchers and missiles, use multiple interceptors
WHA????????????
Haborym Jul 15, 2013 @ 8:56am 
that's for shooting down ufos
Shas'O Bongosun -MM- Jul 15, 2013 @ 10:24am 
Add me if you want any questions answered. But I can't guarantee your men and women will get to Cydonia.
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Haborym Jul 15, 2013 @ 10:40am 
hehe, Cydonia
ebanineo Jul 15, 2013 @ 11:14am 
to be fair you havent seen anything when you start to go against mind controll and snakemen your ♥♥♥♥ed
funkman1 Jul 21, 2013 @ 11:42am 
Wait for the ufos to land then attack them. Much more loot and points that way.
Vermoin Jul 30, 2013 @ 5:29pm 
If you are having trouble with the first game, let alone the first UFO, you're going to have a hard time.
Hesusio Aug 7, 2013 @ 6:23am 
While it takes a while to get them, laser cannons work wonders against early game UFOs.
Vermoin Aug 7, 2013 @ 6:40am 
Always put your units on save time units for snap shot/ auto shot, it will save your life.
If you completely run out of ammo for whatever you are using, grab the corpse's gun that is right next to you. While intercepting larger UFO's, use the Plasma Beam. Long range, what seems like infinite ammo, and what makes it so good is that it does a good amount of damage. Another tip for larger UFO's... Always send out multipul interceptors, but be careful with them. If you keep losing them, get the Next Gen Interceptor, which uses elerium for fuel.
duanevp Aug 19, 2013 @ 11:50am 
Originally posted by Flippy:
Originally posted by Haborym:
buy avalanche launchers and missiles, use multiple interceptors
WHA????????????
From your base screen click the "purchase/hire" button. Buy two avalanche missile launchers and... 20 avalanche missiles. go back and click the "equip craft" button. Choose an interceptor. Each has two weapons you can equip it with. By default they have one stingray missile launcher and a cannon. replace both with avalanche launchers. Go back to the geoscape view (globe). It will take a while to rearm with the new weapons.

Avalanches do FAR better at shooting down UFO's - in fact the very small ones will occasionally just be completely destroyed. You will still NOT be able to reliably take on "LARGE" or "VERY LARGE" ufo's. They are just too big, too powerful for the weapons you have available at the beginning of the game. Until you have been able to research and build newer fighters and weapons for them the large and very large ufo's will just kick your ♥♥♥. That gives you few options.

I generally just let them go but keep an eye on them in case they actually land - and when they do I jump on it with as many troops as possilble. It means a lot of aliens to have to kill but you get a LOT of loot from them that way. Another option is to use multiple interceptors. Your interceptors WILL get shot and heavily damaged. Often they will just be outright destroyed in one shot. But when you have mulitple interceptors you can have more of them shooting at the big ufo's and you at least stand a chance of taking them down.
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