Should overwatch react to incoming fire?

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rafalkowalski
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Should overwatch react to incoming fire?

Post by rafalkowalski » Mon May 25, 2020 3:12 pm

Hey there!
Development team of Tactical Troops would like to request your opinion on how overwatch should work.
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Basically overwatch enables player's units to react in opponent's turn. As of now it is triggered only when opponent's unit enters overwatch cone. Particularly it is not activated when enemy is already in your cone and uses only actions not involving movement (eg. shoot).
Would like it to do so?
On one hand, if you already see an enemy there is no point to use overwatch stance, once you are already able to see the enemy, on the other it may seem weird that your unit takes damage without reaction while aiming at the shooter.
What do you think?

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Re: Should overwatch react to incoming fire?

Post by Swuul » Tue May 26, 2020 7:31 am

Is it possible to make Overwatch conditional when/if reacting to fire? Ie you can give Overwatch orders which by default triggers only on movement, but you can then choose whether it should also trigger on incoming fire.
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Re: Should overwatch react to incoming fire?

Post by TheDante » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:46 am

Sorry for the late reply. Unfortunately it's not possible at a time, and honestly it probably would be an UX hell.

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Re: Should overwatch react to incoming fire?

Post by rafalkowalski » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:21 am

Thanks you all for the discussion about OW mechanics here but mostly on Discord channel (https://discord.gg/V26MZV).
We've decided that OW will be triggered by incomming fire.

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