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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Monsterror, i had a display set up to show you why the plasma options were the best options. Instead i slept for 3 hours. Having read your involvements, i feel it best to not threaten you with violence, so instead I will attempt peer pressure.

    Come on! everyone else is picking the Plasma Options!

  • monsterrormonsterror HEY ASSBUTT Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    But I'm a xenobiologist, not a weapons designer!

    That title gets ALL of the ladies.

  • FishmanFishman I find your lack of Hail Hydra! disturbingRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Soldier Review
    A statistical analysis of X-Com Contact Team Forces after six months of combat
    Prepared on request



    As many of you know, during the course of X-Com's tenure our engagement troops have been thoroughly evaluated and tested in a wide range of combat abilities. These evaluations have, until know, been kept restricted to command-level operatives for a variety of reasons, but the primary one is this: they are not that important.

    Personally, from a managerial perspective, I think there is some value to a soldier not knowing various limitations they might have. They should try to achieve whatever they can with what they have got. In not knowing their weaknesses, a soldier can do great things.

    I also am hesitant to release soldier details because these statistics are constantly changing. Every mission, every action, every encounter with Alpha forces, our soldier abilities improve, and change, and get better. If these were freely available all the time it would literally be the only thing I had time to do. I have no wish or desire to have my job function reduced to that of regurgitating a dozen spreadsheets every week.

    Additionally, releasing personal stats sheets to individual soldiers was seen as being of limited value, as without having access to any other soldiers data, there would be no basis for comparison and no way to put an isolated set of data into context.

    So for all these reasons, this data has been kept restricted, despite ongoing requests for access.

    However, as some of you have pointed out, there may also be some value to the other side of the argument; finding out what a particular soldiers strengths and weaknesses are, whatever they may be. Having just completed six months of active duty, now has been deemed an appropriate end point marking a significant period of activity. Given the continued requests for this data, I have seen fit to indulge this argument this one time and one time only.

    Make no mistake, I still believe that for some, preserving the mystery would be preferable, but for those who wish to know their abilities, they may make a request for their Individual soldier assessments.

    However, as an additional source of information, various data streams and reports will be made available; not only to provide some necessary context to any data requested, but also to highlight any interesting statistical anomalies.

    This is a open review process and while certain elements may be withheld from publication owing to security concerns, the opportunity for providing feedback and requests to the evaluators is permitted. Should anyone wish request publication of certain traits or analysis, submit your request using regular channels.

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  • BrogeyBrogey High Maintenance Santa Monica, CASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    I <3 you so hard, Fishman.

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  • FishmanFishman I find your lack of Hail Hydra! disturbingRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    While soldier Kill boards are readily available, another, less repeated statistic is that of experience: the number of missions served. Owing to injuries and postings, X-Com soldiers have served a varying number of missions, but unsurprisingly the most experienced troops are amongst our highest ranked and deadly. The following is the list of active soldiers, complete with their number of missions and kills.

    Most Experienced Soldiers:
    Name_________# Miss___# Kills
    Bedlam..................24............25
    Karl........................23............19
    Moriveth.................20............23
    Fallout....................19............11
    Synthetic Orange...17............12
    msuitepyon............15............18
    Veretas..................13..............8
    I.H.N.I.W.T.R..........13..............8
    Burning Organ........13..............5
    Nartwak..................12..............1
    RabidDeathMoose...11..............7
    Rankenphile............10............11
    gurusloth................10..............5
    Ivar...........................9............10
    NotACrook.................8............10
    Volyu.........................8..............8
    Woodroez.................8..............5
    Dubh.........................7..............6
    Jedoc.........................7..............4
    snap..........................7..............2
    tech_hunter...............4..............5
    Dux............................4..............2
    Echilda.......................4..............2
    DracoGriffon...............4..............1
    Caulk Bite 6................4..............1
    Just_Bri_Thanks.........4..............1
    Qonas........................4...............0
    Campion.....................3...............2
    Corporal Carl..............3...............2
    Mr Mojo Risin..............3...............1
    Viscount Islands.........3...............0
    Dr. Monsterror............1...............0
    Iolo.............................1...............0
    rantlar.........................0...............0
    Staleghoti....................0...............0
    Tommy2Hands.............0...............0

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  • monsterrormonsterror HEY ASSBUTT Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    5th from last, not bad in my book.

    Especially since I'm the only non-soldier on the list.

  • KarlKarl Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Oh God, Bedlam is never going to let me hear the end of this.

    Also, i'd rather not know my individual stats. I'm either good enough to make it or i'll eat plasma.

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Let's, like, establish a baseline, man

    Lemme see those stats

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited December 2010
    I'd like to see how I compare to Tommy, we are of the same experience level

    Stats Requested

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  • FishmanFishman I find your lack of Hail Hydra! disturbingRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Further analysis, however, can lead us to a new statistic: the average number of kills made per mission, or lethality. If we were to add a new value to the list, dividing the number of kills by the number of missions, we get a different picture of our troop activity:

    Soldiers ranked by lethality:
    Name_________# Miss_____# Kills______KpM
    NotACrook...............8................10...............1.25
    tech_hunter.............4..................5...............1.25
    msuitepyon............15................18...............1.2
    Moriveth.................20................23...............1.15
    Ivar..........................9................10...............1.11
    Rankenphile...........10................11...............1.1
    Bedlam...................24................25...............1.04
    Volyu........................8..................8...............1
    Dubh........................7...................6..............0.86
    Karl........................23.................19...............0.83
    Synthetic Orange...17.................12...............0.71
    Campion..................3...................2................0.67
    Corporal Carl...........3...................2................0.67
    RabidDeathMoose..11...................7................0.64
    Woodroez................8...................5.................0.63
    Veretas..................13...................8.................0.62
    I.H.N.I.W.T.R...........13..................8.................0.62
    Fallout.....................19................11.................0.58
    Jedoc.........................7..................4.................0.57
    gurusloth.................10..................5.................0.5
    Dux............................4..................2.................0.5
    Echilda.......................4..................2.................0.5
    Burning Organ.........13..................5..................0.38
    Mr Mojo Risin.............3..................1..................0.33
    snap..........................7..................2..................0.29
    DracoGriffon...............4..................1..................0.25
    Caulk Bite 6................4..................1..................0.25
    Just_Bri_Thanks.........4..................1..................0.25
    Nartwak...................12..................1..................0.08
    Qonas........................4..................0..................0
    Viscount Islands.........3..................0..................0
    Dr. Monsterror............1..................0..................0
    Iolo.............................1..................0..................0
    rantlar.........................0..................0.................N/A
    Staleghoti....................0..................0.................N/A
    Tommy2Hands.............0..................0.................N/A

    Couple of interesting points to highlight here: one is the rising ability of tech_hunter, who despite less than a handful of missions has placed himself at the very top of this list, marking himself as possibly being one to watch in future.

    Another is the feats of msuitepyon and Moriveth, who have managed to maintain very high kill ratios across a long period of engagement (marking msuitepyon's recent injury as a significant blow to X-Com capability).

    One last note is that of Nartwak: despite a being considered an able soldier and long-serving member of Team Ratio, to date he has managed only one confirmed kill. The dimple explanation for this is as one of the more nimble soldiers in Team Ratio, Nartwak often serves in a forward observation role, marking targets for other sharpshooters to bring down. It is because of contributions to the team like this that lethality alone should not and will not be considered the sole measure of a soldiers value to the X-Com effort.

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  • BrogeyBrogey High Maintenance Santa Monica, CASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    Yeah, Nartwak makes for an excellent decoy! :P

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  • DubhDubh "Raising" Trouble Abandoned LabsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Hey, top 10. I can live with that.

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  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    The HWP statistics remain classified and for Director's eyes only.

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  • msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I need some reading material in this here hospital bed.

    Requesting statistics.

  • IoloIolo i not L Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    monsterror wrote: »
    5th from last, not bad in my book.

    Especially since I'm the only non-soldier on the list.

    One of two actually. At least as far as field operations go. :)

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    monsterror wrote: »
    But I'm a xenobiologist, not a weapons designer!

    That title gets ALL of the ladies.

    And think of how many more bodies you can examine when we have better plasma weapons?

    And the added influx of enemy corpses for you to dissect will be nice too.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I have yet to kill a thing. My trigger digit is getting twitchy.

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    I'd hate to shame my (hahaha) fellow soldiers and (pfffft) peers by having my files open for public review. That's setting the bar higher then they could ever hope to achieve. I'd prefer to keep my aura of lethal brutality a mystery.

    Let no man gaze upon the mere statistics of an immortal such as I.

  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I'd hate to shame my (hahaha) fellow soldiers and (pfffft) peers by having my files open for public review. That's setting the bar higher then they could ever hope to achieve. I'd prefer to keep my aura of lethal brutality a mystery.

    Let no man gaze upon the mere statistics of an immortal such as I.

    I'd laugh if we found out your Bravery was 10. :D

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  • FishmanFishman I find your lack of Hail Hydra! disturbingRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    X-Com Soldiers are evaluated on a variety of tests and measures. Taking this raw data, the results are collated into eight main categories:

    Speed, measuring both their running ability and their ability to perform numerous actions within a certain time
    Stamina, measuring their ability to maintain high output of actions over a sustained period
    Health, measuring how much injury or impediment a soldier can withstain before being incapacitated
    Bravery, a measure related to the morale of the soldier
    Reactions, or how swiftly the soldier can respond to stimuli
    Firing Accuracy, a measure of a soldiers accuracy with direct fire weapons
    Throwing Accuracy, a measure of a soldier accuracy at throwing objects (including explosives and grenades)
    Strength, a measure of both a soldier's carrying capacity and the distance they can throw objects

    The following is a table listing the overall average of all soldiers in X-Com, as well as a breakdown in each category of the the average results for new recruits, enlisted soldiers, Non-commisioned Officers (Sergeants) and Officers, including a final tally of the total of all these values. The results are protected to avoid possible exposure to unsecured recipients.
    Spoiler:

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Ahahahaha the fleshies are cowards

  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    However it also reasonable to theorize that soldiers with higher statistics are more likely to perform well in the field thus gaining promotions more quickly and more importantly not die as fast.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Ghostbuster Hook & Ladder 8Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I'd hate to shame my (hahaha) fellow soldiers and (pfffft) peers by having my files open for public review. That's setting the bar higher then they could ever hope to achieve. I'd prefer to keep my aura of lethal brutality a mystery.

    Let no man gaze upon the mere statistics of an immortal such as I.

    I still think it'll be funny when your psy rating turns out to be 1 and you murder your whole team. The only other option is that you have the highest psy rating of all and the rest of your team gets controlled to try and kill you so you have to kill them all.

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  • RabidDeathMooseRabidDeathMoose Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Please keep my stats confidential. I'll find out soon enough if my mental toughness warrants being included for missions where telepathic attacks become the norm.

    While stats are fun, in teh real world they mean exactly nothing when you're facing down a room full of mutons with nothing but a laser rifle in one hand and your balls in the other.

    Because that happened and I'm still here mo'fuckers!

  • WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I could use a look at my statistics to see what further modifications need to be made to my equipment.

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Me being fairly fresh, it'd be neat to see my stats

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY EVERY DAYRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I already know the only stats that matter: I am 100% death and 100% metal.

    That said, I'm an egomaniac, so what the hell.

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  • El GuacoEl Guaco Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    You guys can brag about stats all you want now. The Purging will come when the Psi's show up.




  • johnwingjohnwing Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Imagine Rank with extremely high psi power. The things he would do with his mind powers.....

  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I've got a good mix of skills, and a heck of a lot of stamina. <img class=" title=":wink:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited December 2010
    Sir... is that muton.... yup never mind, that muton is sucking its own dick....

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Okay, I'm kinda curious of my stats, as bad as they may be

  • DubhDubh "Raising" Trouble Abandoned LabsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I'd love to see my stats as well.

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  • FishmanFishman I find your lack of Hail Hydra! disturbingRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Fishman wrote: »
    To: ogcam777
    From: X-Com Operational Command
    Subject: X-Com Pilot transfer application


    This is an automated follow up to last weeks correspondence. Should you take no further action to contact X-Com regarding the availability of this posting, we will consider your application void and move on to the next applicant.

    Thank you for your time.
    X-Com Operational Command

    To: ogcam777
    From: X-Com Operational Command
    Subject: Re: X-Com Pilot transfer application


    This offer has now expired. We are now moving on to the next applicant.

    Thank you for your time.
    X-Com Operational Command

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  • FishmanFishman I find your lack of Hail Hydra! disturbingRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    To: The Judge
    From: X-Com Operational Command
    Subject: X-Com Pilot transfer application


    Your recruitment application for a top-secret multi-national military task force has been approved. The X-Com engagement force has expanded, and the Pilot Corps are at the forefront of our first responder and interdiction strategy.

    To accept this transfer, reply to this message through standard channels.

    Thank you for your time.
    X-Com Operational Command

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  • FedoraFedora Registered User
    edited December 2010
    "Cadet Fedora! Don't you find it a bit odd that the two people in line ahead of you for a piloting job have mysteriously disappeared in the past two days now that a roster spot has been made ready?"

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  • The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Fishman wrote: »
    To: The Judge
    From: X-Com Operational Command
    Subject: X-Com Pilot transfer application


    Your recruitment application for a top-secret multi-national military task force has been approved. The X-Com engagement force has expanded, and the Pilot Corps are at the forefront of our first responder and interdiction strategy.

    To accept this transfer, reply to this message through standard channels.

    Thank you for your time.
    X-Com Operational Command

    Accepted!

    This is great timing. Fedora's been looking at me weird all week.

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  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    To Director Fishman,

    Whilst waiting for my chance to serve my planet by destroying the orifices of varied and gruesome selection of alien creatures, I've taken up many hobbies. While basket weaving and concert violin playing don't seem to be valuable assets to the objectives of X-Com, one of my hobbies might be of interest. I've taken up flying, and have discovered I'm actually rather good at it. Not quite Maverick level, but definitely up there with Goose. So with that in mind, I'd also like to throw my hat into the bin for pilots. !signup for Pilots Reserve.

    I humbly await your grand reply and approval of my joining the pool.

    I remain,
    Decius (applicant)

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  • FishmanFishman I find your lack of Hail Hydra! disturbingRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Science Update

    The operations team has received much feedback on the proposals tabled before the science committee. We have collated the results to date and fed them into the computational algorithms; and we are prepared to release provisional results.

    The projects likely to receive immediate approval (in order of research priority) are:

    1*. Applied Sciences - Armour Enhancement

    1*. Weapons Research - Plasma Rifle/Clip

    3. Xenotechnology - Alien Origins

    4. Xenology - Sectoid Engineer

    *tied first place

    Note that these are provisional results, and should further feedback be received from outstanding members of X-Com or the Science Team these results may change.

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    can I like..

    uhhh

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