Re: Xcom Enemy Unknown
The first Sectopod I encountered was prior to plasma weaponry. But he didn't fire at my troops, since my heavy (with HEAT) did quite some damage before an assault with scatter laser and rapid fire charged in and crushed what was left. There were only few occasions where a Sectopod actually fired at me. On my first playthrough it didn't even occur to me how dangerous they can be, since I crushed them with overwhelming firepower rather than figuring out how much damage they might be able to dish out. I just figured from previous encounters with Cyberdiscs that mechanized alien units need to be taken out ASAP.
Currently playing: Assetto Corsa (PC), Dark Souls 2 SL1 (PC), XCOM Enemy Within - Impossible Ironman (PC)