[WotC] Richards Classes Redux (Plus LW Weapons) [WiP]

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Author: Richard
Last revision: 1 Jan at 11:47 UTC

Description:

A collection of my classes combined to work with the WotC Expansion. This pack condenses the previous 12 classes I made into 8 more focused ones and I have tried my best to overlap as few abilities as possible. Please note that this pack will stay combined as it is easier for me to edit so please just disable the classes you don’t want (see below).

This also disables the Vanilla WotC classes so please check the contents to find out how to re-enable them in the config.

OTHER/OLDER VERSIONS OF THIS MOD
2 Perks per level:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1124840874

3 Perks per level:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1137788865

3 Perks per level PLUS LW2 Weapons:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1143304826

Contents:
1/ Class Summaries
2/ How to Disable My Classes
3/ How to Enable Vanilla Classes
4/ How to Balance My Custom Perks (Config File)
5/ Non-WotC Version (Requires LWPP)
6/ Longwar 2 Version
7/ Recommended Add-Ons

1/ Class Summaries

This mod requires the new promotion screen mod as it allows you to choose from 1 of 3 perks per level (see discussion tab for perk lists by class) and also requires the LW2 Secondary Weapons mod for WotC.

i. The Assault
The Assault unit uses a Shotgun and Sword. They serve as a more aggressive variant of the ranger with a focus on both shotgun and sword use.

ii. The Commando
The Commando unit is an assault rifle focused user with a sawn off shotgun as a sidearm. They can serve mid to close range with abilities focusing on overwatch and aggressive assault tactics.

iii. The Demolitions
The Demolitions unit uses a Shotgun and Grenade Launcher. While they have a focus on explosive they also output significant damage with shotgun related perks.

iv. The Gunner
The Gunner unit uses a Cannon and Combat Knife. They provide mid to long range support fire, covering fire and take multiple shots in a turn.

v. The Mage
The Mage is a psionic class. They level up like a normal soldier but have the lowest rate for rookies to take this class.
They have a range of offensive and supportive psionic powers but this class may not be for everyone and can be disabled (see further down).
This class does not effect the Psi Lab or vanilla Psi Operative in anyway.

vi. The Sentinel
The Sentinel is the primary stealth class in this pack as well as the only sniper in this pack. They are designed as a more mobile sniper, have ways to remain concealed and utilize pistol abilities.

vii. The Support
The Support class primarily serves a medical role. They can heal allies from a distance with ‘healing darts’ but also have unlimited close range healing though they cannot heal themselves.
In addition to a focus on healing they can also specialize in the use of either the Holotargeter or Arcthrower but can only use one of these sidearms at a time.

viii. The Technician
The Technician operates the Gremlin and is the primary hacking class for this pack. They have a wide range of gremlin abilities they can use in combat but can also focus as infantry support.

2/ How to Disable My Classes

Go to this location in your Steam Workshop folder;
steamsteamappsworkshop2685001253020874config
Then open "XComClassData"
Then you can comment out the ones you wish to disable with ";"

; Toggle What Classes You want to turn on/off here by commenting out with ";"
[XComGame.X2SoldierClass_DefaultClasses]
+SoldierClasses="AssaultRS" ;Assault (Frontline Sword/Shotgun)
+SoldierClasses="CommandoRS" ;Commando (Infantry Rifle/SawnOffShotgun)
;+SoldierClasses="DemolitionsRS" ;Demolitions (Shotgun/Explosives)
;+SoldierClasses="GunnerRS" ;Gunner (Cannon/Knife)
+SoldierClasses="MageRS" ;Mage (Psionics)
+SoldierClasses="SentinelRS" ;Sentinel (Sniper/Stealth)
+SoldierClasses="SupportRS" ;Support (Healing/Support)
+SoldierClasses="TechnicianRS" ;Technician (Gremlin Hacking/Support)

The above example would disable the Demolitions & Gunner Classes.

3/ How to Enable Vanilla Classes

Go to this location in your Steam Workshop folder;
Steamsteamappsworkshopcontent2685001253020874Config
Then open "XComClassData"

To Enable Vanilla classes set NumInForcedDeck to 1 and NumInDeck to anything above 0.
; eg. NumInForcedDeck=1
; NumInDeck=4

[Ranger X2SoldierClassTemplate]
NumInForcedDeck=1
NumInDeck=4

[Sharpshooter X2SoldierClassTemplate]
NumInForcedDeck=1
NumInDeck=4

[Grenadier X2SoldierClassTemplate]
NumInForcedDeck=1
NumInDeck=4

[Specialist X2SoldierClassTemplate]
NumInForcedDeck=1
NumInDeck=4

4/ How to Balance My Custom Perks (Config File)

Go to this location in your Steam Workshop folder;
steamsteamappsworkshop2685001253020874config
Then open "XComRS_SoldierSkills"

In here you will find data for my custom abilities (arranged by origin class) that you can edit. I have left notes to make it as easy as possible. Changes here will now update the perk text descriptions but any time the Mod is updated your changes will be reset.

5/ Non-WotC Version (Requires LWPP)

For the Non-WotC Version go here;
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=763647854

6/ Longwar 2 Version

For the Longwar 2 Version go here;
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1113737016

7/ Suggested Add Ons

Cost Based Ability Colors (Utility) *This does work with WotC even though it says otherwise*
Color codes abilities based on AP usage. Is useful good, much fantastic, many recommend.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=651306416

Additional Icons
Displays HP and some key stats by the vanilla health bar.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1127409511

Not Created Equally
Gives rookies random starting stats, works great as this mod has a form of hidden potential.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1124885122

Detailed Soldier Lists
Great for viewing key soldier stats in the avenger menus.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1128263618

UI Mod for Defense / Mobility / Psi
Shows Defense for soldiers in their barracks screen as well as Psi Offense for any unit with a psi amp (such as the mage)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1204883714

A Better Advent & A Better Campaign (Plus)
My class mods make the game a lot easier, this mod along with A Better Campaign (especially the plus version) will bring back the pain, ur I mean "balance".
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1126623381
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1143032623

Limited Reloads *Shameless self promotion*
If you wanna nerf yourself, especially on abilities that grant multi-shots then I’ve got you covered, sort of.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1126802682

Download
Required items:
Click the title to search the mod on this site

[WOTC] New Promotion Screen by DefaultOn Steam
[WOTC] LW2 Secondary WeaponsOn Steam