Panic!

#1 Posted by J12088 (462 posts) -

Could someone explain to me what triggers the panicing? I lost my first soldier today because one of my guys paniced. The thing is there was no aliens alive. It was an escort mission that i just failed (he died to poisoning) there was no aliens alive (that any of my crew could see at least) and she just went and shot him right in the back of the head...

RIP eddie murphy.

#2 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

Eddie Murphy's death is probably for the best. It sounds like your guy panicked at the sight of the civilian dying.

#3 Posted by IceColdGamer (605 posts) -

Science.

#4 Posted by spiralcut (120 posts) -

@J12088: @J12088 said:

Could someone explain to me what triggers the panicing? I lost my first soldier today because one of my guys paniced. The thing is there was no aliens alive. It was an escort mission that i just failed (he died to poisoning) there was no aliens alive (that any of my crew could see at least) and she just went and shot him right in the back of the head...

RIP eddie murphy.

Bad joke Eddie, bad bad joke.

#5 Posted by Brodehouse (10106 posts) -

SHREK! SHREK! SHE SHOT ME IN THE BACK!

#6 Posted by spiralcut (120 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

SHREK! SHREK! SHE SHOT ME IN THE BACK!

"Guns! Guns are like onio AHHHHHH!" - Last words of Eddie Murphy. That damn joke needs to die after ten + years, sounds like it just happened.

#7 Posted by pyromagnestir (4337 posts) -

Give your soldiers a copy of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. That should set them straight.

#8 Posted by Zidd (1857 posts) -

@J12088: its based on your soliders will rating and probably a dice roll on an enemy's missed shot. I had a squaddie panic and kill the floater that made her panic in the first place so it can work in your favor as well.

#9 Posted by J12088 (462 posts) -

Does it matter that it was Halle Berry? Is she usually a nervous person?

#10 Posted by Fredchuckdave (6002 posts) -

@J12088:She cried uncontrollably when she won an Oscar; you made a horrible decision son.

#11 Posted by Rayeth (1067 posts) -

I know that panic is also influenced by stuff that happens near the soldier. Like if another XCOM soldier dies next to them, your (probably rookie) soldier might panic.

The Willpower trait is the determining factor here though. Sadly, I don't think anyone has the math behind it yet.

#12 Posted by spiralcut (120 posts) -

I discovered that if I quickly annihilate the enemy that caused my soldier to panic, they recover the next turn. If I do it in a rather fiery or explosive way, I think they feel even better. Maybe I'm just projecting my personal feelings of vengeance against the aliens.

#13 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -
@pyromagnestir

Give your soldiers a copy of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. That should set them straight.

This game needs Vogons.

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