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Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
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  • [XCOM] Thread Executed by regenerating Outsider

    Also I'm following this guide to the strategy layer.

    http://forums.2k.com/showthread.php?163686-A-guide-to-classic-ironman-for-the-rest-of-us

    I'm happy with figuring out the tactical part without an indepth guide, just some basic rules is good enough.

    You know why I'm so in to this one tactical turn based game?

    The mission start music.



    This music, by itself, addicted me to this game.

    I hear this and its XCOM TIEM.

    Everything else is just serving the music.

    I will become good enough for this music.

    Just an FYI,

    I had this track for the final bit of my military physical fitness test.

    It works.
    MorninglordcB557
  • [XCOM] Thread Executed by regenerating Outsider

    The problem with "ambushes" after revealing enemies is that every step ahead you take has risk of seeing even more enemies.

    The nice part about falling back to a good position is that it allows you to use area already scouted and still set up flanks by drawing the (known number of) enemies to you.
    MorninglordMr Ray
  • Beating people with metal sticks: The [sword combat/fencing] thread.

    TOGSolid wrote: »
    A certification process does help add a certain legitimacy to the sport in the eyes of the public and makes it easier for people to get insurance for their clubs and find venues to train and fight in. It's not a bad idea, but the way USFCA seems to have gone about it is definitely NOT how to do it.

    On a lighter note, this is a pretty neat video of the 2012 Olympic Epee final:

    It's fun watching the guy on the left figure out (albeit too late) what he needed to do to start running the match back.

    Top-level epee fencing is always awesome to watch. I don't care if people say it's slow and less exciting than saber.
    TOGSolid
  • Cry Havok and let loose the dogs of the [Military Thread]

    Radiation wrote: »
    Dont let some asshole print it for you, go to the fucking library and spend the dime to print it yourself.

    i.e. trust but verify. Seriously. That's my entire job.

    I have a 12 people on my team and my success comes down to whether or not every single one did their job correctly. Since I'm the project lead, that responsibility comes down to me. I can't possibly do the work of 12 people by myself or micromanage them to death, but dammit sometimes I need to check 50% of one, 25% of another, and 5% of the rest. Yeah that means I do 225% the work of one job but that's what it takes.

    If I wasn't a level five Powerpoint Ranger or an freakin Excel Wizard then I'd be in the office for 16 hours a day.
    VeritasVR on
    h3ndu
  • Cry Havok and let loose the dogs of the [Military Thread]

    My class is getting active duty prep from our commander. Just basic stuff like how to get to your first assignment, what to do, etc etc. It's nice, but makes everything feel real. I'm for it at this point. College has been nice, but time for a new part of my life. And my first assignment being 30 minutes from Boston's city center does not suck.

    How long does a non-command officer assignment last? I haven't gotten a solid answer if I'll be at Hanscom for 2 or 3 years. I ask because my girlfriend is going to grad school outside of DC. I figure if the stars align I can end up at an assignment around DC. There are a few in contracting that are off-base too, such as in an office area (weird assignments on the sheet which just had addresses, and didn't say *blank* base).

    It'll be interesting. My first assignment will be dealing with the expensive side of contracting. Big contracts and the like. After this assignment I understand I'll be sent somewhere where I'll manage stuff like "Who takes out the trash on base? Who dispenses food in the DFAC?"

    I hear the job market for people exiting from this career field is good. Hope the bubble doesn't burst for another four years!

    It's a weird base. Definitely not like any other. I've been told that's both a good and bad thing as a young CGO, but it really doesn't matter.

    Your assignment is probably more like 3-4 years. There's a lot of engineers and program managers that stay for at least 4. Plenty of time to get a Masters in residence.

    And if you get one of the off-base assignments, I hate you with the blazing fury of a thousand suns. The location is awesome, and I hate you.
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