Talk:Unit Stats (Apocalypse)
- I'd support "Unit Stats", as the table already includes civilians, and the other humans aren't necessarily enemies. Just add a note that the values for XCOM agents are starting stats, and stats for XCOM non-combatants and turrets. Oh, and there's the Sectoid prisoners in the alien dimension - I think they use civilian stats but I'm not sure. Darkpast (talk) 16:38, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
- The Sectoids might use the starting stats for Hybrids; Hybrids are listed as Alien Grey in the files, after all. Of course, it doesn't matter what their stats are since they don't do anything.
- And yeah, I was planning on adding the caps as well, since I know all of them now. Magic9mushroom (talk) 17:00, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
- I don't know the exact formula for reaction fire in Apoc, but the one from UFO/TFTD works off percentage of TU remaining. Aside from rounding-error issues, the only things for which your quantity of TU matters are things that depend on the actual amount of TU (rather than percentage) - and AFAIK fixed costs in Apoc only apply to movement. Now, technically there is an issue with rounding error on TU costs for firing weapons (e.g. someone with 66 TU spends 1 TU to autofire the M4000, while someone with 67 spends 2 TU) but the immobile aliens and security stations use weapons with low RoF so it's not that blatant. Magic9mushroom (talk) 10:56, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
Speed and TUs
My testing reveals that what's called "Speed" in Apoc'd actually refers to the TUs used in turn-based mode. According to data gathered by using the Mind Bender at Medium difficulty, actual real-time Speed seems to be different. Here are the results of the testing:
- Alien / TUs / Real time Speed
- Multiworm / 48 / 48
- Hyperworm / 88 / 88
- Anthropod / 60 / 56
- Skeletoid / 96 / 80
- Spitter / 59 / 56
- Megaspawn / 54 / 56
- Popper 118 / 112
- Psimorph 38 / 40
- Micronoids 32 / 40
- Immobile units have Speed = 0
- That doesn't look like rounding, particularly not the way X-Com always does rounding (i.e. truncation). Some of them go up and the Skeletoid isn't even close.
- Okay, with some hacking (putting all the aliens in a building on Cityscape, then assigning them to X-COM during the mission) on Beginner I got this:
- The weird bit is that in Apoc'd they all still come up as having their TU amount, and the ones whose speed is above (8*(TU/8)) show the excess 8 or 16 as a speed improvement. That Micronoid is making me suspect that either something weird's going on, or there's a floor of 40 for real-time displayed speed; the rest is consistent with rounding (actual rounding, to wit).
- On Superhuman, on the other hand, we have:
- Conclusions I can draw are that it probably is rounded (with a multiple of 4 rounding down), the min and max seem to be 40 and 112, and that I can't explain your Skeletoid result unless you accidentally looked at its current Speed rather than maximum Speed (Skeletoids have terrible Strength, so they're frequently encumbered). Magic9mushroom (talk) 15:33, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
Via some messing around with Apoc'd I was able to figure out this much.
Speed, Health, Stamina and Reactions all get +4% of base value per difficulty level, rounded down.
Accuracy gets -4% of base value per difficulty level, rounded down. Note that this is acting on the data value, so e.g. an Anthropod, with 100 inaccuracy = 0 accuracy, goes at Superhuman to 84 inaccuracy = 16 accuracy and a Skeletoid, with 70 inaccuracy = 30 accuracy goes at Superhuman to 58.8 rounded down to 58 inaccuracy = 42 accuracy.
Strength and Bravery stay the same.
Psi-energy I'm not sure about, because I've only got one solid datapoint in the Micronoid Aggregate; turns out that Psi-energy is capped at 100 so the Psimorph's "170" is irrelevant.
Psi-attack seems to be 1% of base value per difficulty level, but with only two solid datapoints I'm not really sure.
Psi-defence is... weird. It definitely goes up, and units with a higher base value go up by more, but it doesn't seem to be proportional. I do know it's capped at 100 and the Hyperworm reaches that at Superhuman.
- The Psimorph's Psi Psi Energy seems to come from Roger Wong's guide, but it's never above 100 in Apoc'd or, as you say, in-game. I think we can correct the table value to 100.
- (Current?) Armor values do appear in Apoc'd; it's just that they're marked "Unknown 23-27". They are affected by difficulty (listed as head/torso/arms/legs) and appear to increase proportionally:
|Alien Egg & Brainsucker||5/5/5/5||5/5/5/5||6/6/6/6||7/7/7/7||8/8/8/8|
|Hyperworm & Popper||7/7/7/7||8/8/8/8||9/9/9/9||10/10/10/10||11/11/11/11|
- (Micronoids have no armor)
- Also, human enemy and even civilian stats are affected by difficulty as well, though it's difficult to say how due to them having randomized stats. Darkpast (talk) 08:36, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
- That looks like 16% per difficulty level. I knew about the human enemies being difficulty-adjusted, which is why I said the psi-active aliens were the only "solid" datapoints. The armour matches the progression, though, so the others probably do too. I hadn't really thought to check the civilian stats, because it's hard to think of a situation where they actually matter.
- Right, I was only looking at the save data. But it gave me an idea. I took three non-psi aliens and assigned them psi energy and psi attack scores. Here's what the difficulty adjustment produced (novice-easy-medium-hard-superhuman):
- Psi Energy
- Psi Attack
- Looks like 2% and 1%, which is about what I figured. Magic9mushroom (talk) 09:43, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
- About all I can guess is +(2 + 1%) per level; it fits all of those (the Hyperworm's obviously capped out), and the results if you hack an alien to 0 Psi-defence (you get 8 at Superhuman). It's just weird for one stat to have a different term to all the rest (and a fairly-minor stat at that). Magic9mushroom (talk) 00:49, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Engineering/Biochemistry/Quantum Physics skills
Should these be mentioned here? I've thought about making a page for the technical personnel (in which case the skills would go there), but I'm not sure whether it's worth it. Any thoughts? Darkpast (talk) 20:36, 6 July 2020 (UTC)