Talk:Alien Infiltration (Apocalypse)

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Mention base attacks?

I think it should be mentioned that if an X-Com base is targetted for Subversion (which is rather likely, since it seems to prioritise organisations the aliens don't like), then the UFO will insert troops (creating a base defence mission) rather than performing Micronoid Rain. (As an aside, this is the only way to encounter the drop squads of Probes, Fast Attack Ships and Bombers.) Magic9mushroom (talk) 05:11, 15 October 2018 (CEST)

"Called alien infiltration weight"

Are you sure about this? Apoc'd uses in-file names when they're available, but it makes up some of its own as well and I think this is one of the latter. Magic9mushroom (talk) 07:49, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

I think you're right; I'll remove that bit. Darkpast (talk) 10:29, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Subversion/Micronoid Rain

Can anyone confirm that this actually does something? My testing (by setting the alien missions for week 1 to be all Subversion and reloading a bunch of times) hasn't shown any organisations getting flipped in over 100 cases of Micronoid Rain. I know that if an X-Com base is targetted you get a base defence instead of the Micronoid Rain animation, but other than that I haven't seen anything occur from this mission. Magic9mushroom (talk) 08:05, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

In my limited experience, they never managed to flip an organisation either. A stab in the dark - have you tried it on an organization that has been partially infiltrated already? In other words, is could be tied to the orgs infiltration percentage. Darkpast (talk) 10:45, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
There was also some talk about it here (seems a flat percentage based on difficulty level, but could be influenced by other factors as well): Darkpast (talk) 10:50, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
I was trying it with everything partially infiltrated, because I'd heard that too.
I suppose one possibility is that it's plot-locked, as I suspect is the case for the Apocalypse Mission (more on that in a minute). Another is that it's version-dependent, which is a horrible possibility in its own right. Magic9mushroom (talk) 12:35, 27 June 2020 (UTC)