I said alive, not in every mission. Soldiers were constantly wounded in the original, at max they have 60 hp, that ment they could potentialy sit out 59 days worth of game time due to wound recovery with the sort of mentality that missions must have a full team of certin soldiers. If you sat out missions for wounded team mates it would be a slipery slope to failure for sure.
Originally Posted by CletusVanDamme
Also, the point of haveing some main guys I dont let die was a disscusion about Psionics and how lame it would be that none of your current guys can get it, only new recruits.... The idea that It would be nice if I want to incorperate Psi powers into my sqaud I could do it with 1 of my current in use soldiers instead of some new guy just because Bob already knew how to use a high powered rifle real good, now he cant use his brain powers..."Sorry Bob, if you had goten here in this month instead of last month, you too could have been a psionic soldier....but you got here last month befor we knew about that stuff so screw you." <ultra lame.
Besides, I mention in the same post #28 that says as a chalenge what I would probably do, 3 mainstays and a constant rotating slot in the 4th position so when someone bites it I have some traind up guys instead of rookies.... This is a much more realistic approch
The "Keep them all alive" is sort of a hypothetical chalenge, I ran that chalenge once in the original, it was my second play through on the play station version. I wanted to see just how good the soldiers could get. By the end I had 3 guys with 120% accuracy and around 60+ reactions on them. It was a headache to reload all the time. I didnt use a line of rookie shields, only those guys, I eventualy added a blaster bomb launcer guy and 4 psi-ops for a total of 8 guys by the end, but the main 3 had to stay alive, and yes, when they were wounded, I had replacemnets.
I know what its like to play the game with a 3 man team so playing with 4-6 will be right up my alley with this new one. As A side note, I loaded up the Avenger with extra guys when terror missions rolled in, that was a full team job, gotta save the civies from ailian assault.