What base location gives the best buff?

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4 years ago#1
What base location gives the best buff? - Results (677 votes)
North America - (50% reduction in cost and Maintenance
15.07% (102 votes)
102
Europe - 50% faster research
22.9% (155 votes)
155
Asia - Discount on foundry projects
14.18% (96 votes)
96
South America - Instant Interrogation and Obduction Research
6.06% (41 votes)
41
Africa - 30% Increase in monthly income
41.8% (283 votes)
283
This poll is now closed.
Restarting my game and did the tutorial the first time and just took North America. This time doing a Classic Ironman run since I had to restart and wondering what people opinions are on which base is the best?
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4 years ago#2
you got europe wrong
4 years ago#3
lame...I just pulled it off of Wiki but I am at work so can look at the game. What is Europe?

I was looking here...http://xcom.wikia.com/wiki/The_Council


*damn wont let me edit the poll*
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4 years ago#4
Yeah, people keep doing that. Europe doesn't speed up research. It lowers the cost and maintenance of labs & workshops by 50%. (Basically, what North America does for aircraft, Europe does for labs & workshops.)
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4 years ago#5
50% less building and maintenance cost of laboratories (and workshops?).

Asia has also a 50% cut for Officer School afair.
4 years ago#6
I like Europe for the workshop discounts. It helps in the beginning for spamming satellites.
4 years ago#7
Africa is the best continent buff but is also not the best place to start. South America is by far the worst buff and the worst place to start.
4 years ago#8
Are you able to move your base?
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4 years ago#9
NA doesn't worth it till you have almost full satellite coverage...
SA is barely a time save (2-6 days per alien... neglectable)
Africa is worth nothing in the beginning and gets better the more satellite coverage (aka base income) you have; by that point it's really just a bonus tho.
Asia saves money - but only a fix maximum amount.
Europe saves money AND speeds up the whole process (in particular in the beginning).

so I'd say Europe wins this. It's also a smart decision to start with a continent that has 4 countries as that means you probably get the bonus for other countries earlier (since you need less satellites). SA is easily gathered with 2 Sats, US and Afrika with 3. Only Asia also takes 4.
4 years ago#10
lazy_titan posted...
Are you able to move your base?

No, but once you have satellite coverage over every country on the continent, you get its bonus, as well.
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