HELP!!!!

#1 Posted by pompouspizza (291 posts) -

I have already started the game over once after about 9 hours, now I'm much further than I was before and the game has been a breeze so far...but I paid no attention to my interceptors and just focused on weapons and armour, and I am on the objective where you have to shoot down the overseer UFO (the big purple one I think) but no matter what I do, I can't take it down, I lose contact after about 4 seconds and I only have one interceptor in each territory and have done barley anything to upgrape them..am I fucked?

#2 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

You need to build up some firestorms to have a better chance at getting them

#3 Posted by Undeadpool (4908 posts) -

Build a Firestorm (I think the Overseer is always above your capitol continent, so make sure it's stationed there) and have one of each single-use item (especially the tracker. I didn't need it, but I shot down the Overseer with .7 seconds left on the clock).

#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Undeadpool said:

Build a Firestorm (I think the Overseer is always above your capitol continent, so make sure it's stationed there) and have one of each single-use item (especially the tracker. I didn't need it, but I shot down the Overseer with .7 seconds left on the clock).

Nope. Have it show up other places. But it travels around the planet. 
#5 Posted by pompouspizza (291 posts) -

@Undeadpool: How do i build a firestorm?, what research do I need to do?

#6 Posted by UitDeToekomst (702 posts) -

New Fighter Craft is the research that immediately precedes building the Firestorm.

#7 Posted by pompouspizza (291 posts) -

@UitDeToekomst: I have done not one bit of research in to making my interceptors better.

#8 Posted by Kerned (1169 posts) -

@pompouspizza: That was not the best course of action, but it's probably salvageable.

#9 Posted by twigger89 (277 posts) -

@pompouspizza said:

I have already started the game over once after about 9 hours, now I'm much further than I was before and the game has been a breeze so far...but I paid no attention to my interceptors and just focused on weapons and armour, and I am on the objective where you have to shoot down the overseer UFO (the big purple one I think) but no matter what I do, I can't take it down, I lose contact after about 4 seconds and I only have one interceptor in each territory and have done barley anything to upgrape them..am I fucked?

You have probably fucked yourself. You now have to rush interceptor research (ships consumables, and weapons) and hope you can do that before you start getting a lot of powerful UFOs that shoot down your inteceptors and then your satellites. There is no special advice we can give you to fix the situation, just start those research assignments and hope the random number generator gods are feeling kind tonight.

Good luck man, hopefully you can pull through and not lose. And now you know for next time to balance out your research between your tactical game and your strategy game.

#10 Posted by Undeadpool (4908 posts) -

@pompouspizza said:

@Undeadpool: How do i build a firestorm?, what research do I need to do?

You need to research an intact Alien Power Source.

#11 Posted by UitDeToekomst (702 posts) -

@pompouspizza: well, i forget the exact flow of research, but to get the "New Fighter Craft"you will have to research at least (if memory serves) UFO Power Source and Elerium, there may be more... maybe someone else knows the exact route?

#12 Posted by pompouspizza (291 posts) -

Thanks a lot guys, I will try my best to salvage the situation.

#13 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Intelligent_Space_Man said:

Firestorms outfitted with EMP are essential--every continent.

Once you get near end game you really do not need the ships in tact. I blew everything up and still got tons of money and all that. 
#14 Posted by TehJedicake (875 posts) -

I always have the annoying problem of never having enough money >_<

#15 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Intelligent_Space_Man said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@Intelligent_Space_Man said:

Firestorms outfitted with EMP are essential--every continent.

Once you get near end game you really do not need the ships in tact. I blew everything up and still got tons of money and all that.

Jesus--I thought I was coming up on some kind of end mission, but I'm still constantly broke.. This is almost as bad as real life.

When I got to the overseer ship I had more then enough money to just spam make firestorms. Infact..my issue was is that I had TO many ships 
#16 Posted by pompouspizza (291 posts) -

Well good news, I pulled it off rather easily, and I finished the mission without too much trouble. Thank you guys for your help.

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