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29th Apr '16 6:31:34 AM cricri3007
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* So, the first EXALT mission happensquite early in the war. The question is, how did EXALT knew of her psionic potential months before XCOM? And how did the aliens discover that she was an AmplifierArtefact? And why was she being escorted by the French military?

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* So, the first EXALT mission happensquite early in the war. The question is, how did EXALT knew of her psionic potential months before XCOM? And how did the aliens discover that she was an AmplifierArtefact? AmplifierArtifact? And why was she being escorted by the French military?
29th Apr '16 6:30:15 AM cricri3007
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[[folder:Annette's kidnapping]]
* So, the first EXALT mission happensquite early in the war. The question is, how did EXALT knew of her psionic potential months before XCOM? And how did the aliens discover that she was an AmplifierArtefact? And why was she being escorted by the French military?
11th Mar '16 11:16:33 AM riothegod
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** Yes. Remeber that before this [[spoiler:she mind controlled a large majority of the XCOM staff into attacking one another during the base defense, so creating a psionic shockwave isn't completely unbelievable.]]
15th Feb '16 4:45:17 PM PaleHorse
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** Zhang is a Heavy because he didn't come from a military background and there was no time to give him the same amount of training the other soldiers have. Don't give him an assault rifle or a sniper rifle that takes a lot of skill to use, give him a big machine gun and tell him to spray and pray.
13th Feb '16 1:41:07 PM cricri3007
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[[folder:Annette's shockwave]]
* When you rescue her, Annette create a shockwave powerful enough to distabilize your soldiers. Is this a form of psionics? And, considering at this point she hasn't been trained to use them, is she just that strong ?
11th Jan '16 7:10:57 AM bassforte123
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** Back to the point, Vahlen specifically points out the how EXALT's modifications look hasty and rushed. XCOM does do like the above, putting a fair amount of time and care into their gene mods to make sure they come out well. EXALT seems to rush their members through the gene modification procedures while cutting corners to get quantity over quality which is what she's warning against.
30th Nov '15 12:59:17 PM angelothewizard
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*** It's likely, considering that gene mods can be swapped, that Vahlen has some way to turn that thing off.
7th Nov '15 10:55:09 AM Zaptech
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*** The simplest explanation is that whatever makes the Firestorm useful as an interceptor precludes that design from functioning as an effective troop transport. Most likely there's just no way they're able to engineer a safe troop transport with their current understanding of the alien aircraft. For example, the majority of the Firestorm's mass could be devoted to just housing a containment system so that the elerium power core doesn't fry the pilot for the brief flight time.
22nd Sep '15 3:07:31 PM Lightning4119
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** Genetics are already modified by meld and they are passive. They are already fairly involved and involve growing new organs. Meanwhile many of the MEC mods must interface with the brain of the soldier. While adaptive the brain isn't quite so replaceable.

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*** This seems accurate. The Kinetic Strike Module text mentions that the entire MEC suit's frame [[RequiredSecondaryPowers had to be reinforced to accommodate the sheer force it could swing with]]. Swapping that out for the flamethrower and associated systems wouldn't be practical even with Meld to smooth the process. Presumably, swapping a healing mist system - which would presumably be spread throughout the entirety of the suit - out for a grenade launcher and a shock system for a proximity mine launcher would be equally impractical.
** Genetics are already modified by meld and they are passive. They are already fairly involved and involve growing new organs. Meanwhile many of the MEC mods must interface with the brain of the soldier. While adaptive the brain isn't quite so replaceable.
18th Sep '15 11:04:21 AM ErikModi
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** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Unless the commander is going into the field in every mission as the squad leader. . . ]]
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