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Drop pods for tactical insertion
« on: March 04, 2012, 11:39:50 am »
Hello.  ;) I am playing version 2.3 and I hope the following feature can be considered.

Drop pods are in essence, an air assault transport module that are designed to contain either soldiers or UGV that can be dropped from the Raptor class combat transport while it is approaching the UFO site in the Geoscape. Once launched, the pods will plummet through the sky until their retro rockets fire to slow their descent. The player will get to choose where the drop pods roughly land but the drops will not land exactly where it is intended all the time. Since the drop pod is designed to rapidly descend and avoid enemies' anti-air capabilities, soldiers inserted into the battlefield this way take 40% damage and UGV take 10% damage at the start of the battle. However the advantage of the drop pod is that the player can tactically insert troops behind enemies lines and occupy vantage points.

I hope the above idea would be considered. Please do share your thoughts on the idea.