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Is this what the aliens do for fun? At least they're not playing XCOM: ENEMY UNKNOWN

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    scarlet blvd.scarlet blvd. Bebop Cola Goooood!Registered User regular
    Just beat the game on normal. Oh man
    I'm guessing things go a lot different if your special guy doesn't get to the end?
    Also, alloy cannon and plasma sniper are so broken

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    Hey, I worked my ass off and had my snipers miss a whole fucking lot of easy shots in order to get to that plasma sniper rifle.

    Probably would have been easier to go for laser first

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    Just beat the game on normal. Oh man
    I'm guessing things go a lot different if your special guy doesn't get to the end?
    Also, alloy cannon and plasma sniper are so broken

    if he dies you fail the mission

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    interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    edited November 2012
    yeah, plasma sniper is comical

    plasma sniper with double tap, damn good ground and archangel armor is super comical

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    yeah, plasma sniper is comical

    plasma sniper with double tap, damn good ground and archangel armor is super comical

    On the final mission
    I had a double tap sniper and a ITZ sniper. I hit the main dude and two muton elites with a shredder rocket, then killed the mutons with my ITZ sniper then critted the main dude, then finished him off with my double tap sniper, all in my opening turn.

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    Fuck this game. A sectopod just got 3 reaction shots against my star Assault in one move. After it took a reaction shot against someone else earlier. After I used Disabling shot on it.

    Now I'm reading that using disabling shot on things that are overwatching gives them unlimited reaction shots? Or something. Jesus, what a bug.

    hahaha wow

    when did that start happening? disabling shot is a godsend against sectopods, now i'm gonna be wary about using it

    Not sure, that guy was probably talking out of his ass. What I do know is that it does not disable reaction shots, which would have been nice to know.

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Disabling Shot does only deactivate the MAIN weapon, which is the stupid vortex cannon on Sectopods.

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    Yeah that makes sense. I can deal with that.

    I cannot deal with 3 reaction shots.

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    FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Just had my first rage experience with this game on classic.

    My entire team missed several 70+ percent shots on a floater that had them flanked, while a Chryssalid ran around converting its own personal army of zombies.

    2 turns in a row.

    Squad wiped again, and now I have 1 sergeant coming off of medical leave after being out for 2 weeks, and a shallow bench of rookies, and I haven't even started building the key yet.

    I get it now. I get XCOM. And now I'm putting it down for a little bit.

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    101101 Registered User regular
    Tef wrote: »
    Goddamn it @Pipthefair

    I don't care if you're the best heavy X-Com has seen, you can't go around blowing up @HellaJeff with your rockets! He was a support, we need those guys!

    Poor old @101 copped a critical hit at extreme range and bled out because I haven't unlocked med kits yet

    Last mission report:

    F6B60AA8B4608265C6332D213D889C6159E67251


    whelp. At least I took one of the bastards with me

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    TefTef Registered User regular
    Yeah dude, it was really unlucky. It was a damn shame, too. The killboard doesn't reflect how many shots on target you got. I'm pretty sure you never missed a shot

    In other news, I had a chance to play my first multiplayer games with @Hitsuraptor and it was great fun. It was orders of magnitude more tense than a single player battle. Key learnings were that plasma sniper and mind control dominate as you expect they would but I have to say that rocket launchers are seriously bloody great. When you don't care about weapons fragments an you're just blowing shit up, life is generally much easier

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Tef wrote: »
    Yeah dude, it was really unlucky. It was a damn shame, too. The killboard doesn't reflect how many shots on target you got. I'm pretty sure you never missed a shot

    In other news, I had a chance to play my first multiplayer games with @Hitsuraptor and it was great fun. It was orders of magnitude more tense than a single player battle. Key learnings were that plasma sniper and mind control dominate as you expect they would but I have to say that rocket launchers are seriously bloody great. When you don't care about weapons fragments an you're just blowing shit up, life is generally much easier

    Oh maaaan.

    Multi is the best.
    I had a great game last night, me with 2 Sectoid Commanders, 3 Sectoids, and a Medic with Light Plas/Skeleton Armor.

    He had a Sectoid Commander, a Plasma Sniper, and some Sectoids.

    It got a little tense when he mind controlled one of my own Commanders, but luckily I had already tossed my Grenade, and when his MCed Sniper shot the Commander that was mind controlling my Commander, it all worked out pretty well.

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    scarlet blvd.scarlet blvd. Bebop Cola Goooood!Registered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    Yeah that makes sense. I can deal with that.

    I cannot deal with 3 reaction shots.

    This sort of thing is why I love lightning reflexes
    I'd forget all the time that one of the enemies was in overwatch and just run around with my assaults

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Third Audio Log

    Munkus: Alright Walker, let's get some eyes down there.
    Bogey: They only gave me two of these, sir.
    Munkus: And I don't want to walk into an ambush with those...things.
    Bogey: Fine. Throwing scanner...

    WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

    Munkus: I don't like the sound of that...
    Bogey: I count two, no, four creepers down there!

    *PLASMA RIFLE DISCHARGE*
    *PLASMA RIFLE DISCHARGE*

    Ceres: I only see three.
    Munkus: Jesus, Ceres.
    Ceres: He was coming right for me, sir.
    Bogey: We have movement!

    *PISTOL DISCHARGE*

    Rorus: They are falling back!
    Knob: The crazy woman with the itchy trigger finger and a plasma rifle? No problem. The lazy sniper taking potshots with a pistol? Dire threat.
    Bogey: I tend to have that effect on people.
    Ceres: Might explain why you're single.
    Bogey: No fair! Using what I said against me.
    Munkus: Hammer, support Walker and overwatch. I need someone over here with me.
    Knob: Right here, Colonel.
    Rorus: Now what?
    Munkus: We wai-
    Bogey: Movement!

    *SNIPER RIFLE DISCHARGE*
    *PLASMA DISCHARGE*


    Bogey & Hammer: Got him!
    Bogey: Bullshit, soldier. I got him between the eyes.
    Hammer: And I got him in the chest.
    Bogey: Let's face it soldier, you haven't grazed anyone's chest in months.
    Hammer: Permission to call Walker's mother to refute, commander.
    Ribaldry Actual: Denied.
    Hammer:...killjoy.

    Knob: Movement!
    *HEAVY PLASMA DISCHARGE*
    *INDISCRIMINATE SCREAMING*
    *HEAVY PLASMA DISCHARGE*


    Munkus: Holy shit.
    Knob: I know.
    Munkus: These things...
    Knob: Yeah.
    Munkus: Ripped through a creeper in one round.
    Knob: I tested it myself.
    Munkus: Why don't you get one of these?
    Knob: You stole mine. Sir.
    Munkus: Oh.
    Munkus: Privileges of rank.
    Knob: Dick.

    Ceres: Not seeing anything else sir.
    Rorus: All clear here sir!
    Munkus: Check that, do a final sweep, reload, then set-up positions in front of the next room.

    *INDISCRIMINATE SCREAMING*

    Rorus: Missed one!
    Munkus: Shit!
    Knob: Oh fuck.
    *HEAVY PLASMA DISCHARGE*

    Knob: Oh fuck.
    Munkus: No contact, it's charging!
    Knob: Fuuuuuuuuu
    *PLASMA WEAPON DISCHARGE*
    *PLASMA WEAPON DISCHARGE*

    Knob: uuuuuu oh thanks.

    Rorus: No problem.
    Hammer: Try to hit something next time. Anything. I can't save your ass every time.
    Knob: Shut up.
    Ceres: Sometimes the rookie gets to save it.
    Knob: Shut up.
    Munkus: Sometimes they just take pity on him and move to someone else.
    Knob: Fuck.

    *INDISCRIMINATE SCREAMING*
    *HEAVY PLASMA DISCHARGE*


    Knob: You.
    Munkus: Nice to see you can hit something two yards in front of you!

    *PLASMA WEAPON DISCHARGE*

    Rorus: Drone at three o'clock! Hit but still active!
    Munkus: Eyes up, check for discs!

    *PLASMA WEAPON DISCHARGE*
    Hammer: Drone one down! No disc!

    *PISTOL DISCHARGE*
    Bogey: Drone two down! No disc!

    Rorus: How the hell did you take that down with a pistol and I couldn't with my rifle?
    Bogey: I don't have performance issues.
    Rorus: : <
    Munkus and Ceres: Movement!

    HEAVY PLASMA DISCHARGE
    *PLASMA RIFLE DISCHARGE*


    Munkus: Nice shot.
    Ceres: You two.
    Hammer: Doing a rifle sweep, cover me.

    *ROAR*
    Hammer: Contact! Contact!

    Ribaldry Actual: What is it? Where?

    Bogey: Two B.U.G.G.S!
    Ceres: He...ran into them, command.
    Rorus: He bumped shoulders with the uglies.

    Munkus: Take the one on the left! I got the one on the right!
    Knob: Copy that.
    Hammer: Oh shit.
    ?????:GrrRRRRRRawrrrrrrrAwRwrrr
    *HEAVY PLASMA DISCHARGE*
    *HEAVY PLASMA DISCHARGE*


    Knob: Count it!
    Munkus: That's one for you, one for me.

    *PHYSICAL CONTACT DETECTED*

    Hammer: Ow!
    Munkus: Don't run into BUGG PACKS. Jesus, they are eight feet tall, green, and purple. How in the blue blazing fuck of the world do you miss that?
    Hammer: I was running, sir!
    Ceres: Then stop!
    Hammer: I felt compelled to finish!
    Munkus: Just... just shut up, soldier.
    Hammer: Roger that.
    Bogey: I finished a full sweep, nothing but bodies.
    Munkus: Roger that. Command, do you read us?
    Ribaldry Actual: Loud and clear, Boom-boom. Sonic imaging shows that you're about to enter the final room. Take extra precaution, we're picking up readings that we don't know what to do with.
    Munkus: Roger that. Check your weapons, reload, then set up positions in front of the door and prepare for breach!

    Transmission interrupted

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    MulletudeMulletude Registered User regular
    So...I know someone else has dibs, but when are we gonna see you do a proper LP of this game Munkus? I think you would be pretty good at it.

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    TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    "I felt compelled to finish!"

    TrippyJing on
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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    I prefer gunslinger with my snipers because I like to constantly jockey for better positions

    I try to keep at least one with damn good ground, because it works fantastically in conjunction with a gunslinger



    oh, my list of squaddies include @Dongs Galore and @One Thousand Dicks

    I brought them both together on a missions because I figured I needed all the dicks I could muster (ironically, both are female soldiers)
    1k ended up being a sniper, and dongs has yet to be promoted
    soon, I hope, soon

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    @tef unlocked...medkits? They're the only thing that requires no research at all, you can build them from day 1.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    @tef unlocked...medkits? They're the only thing that requires no research at all, you can build them from day 1.

    Grenades are the life savers of the early game. I wouldn't use a med kit until you got guys that are worth saving.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Mulletude wrote: »
    So...I know someone else has dibs, but when are we gonna see you do a proper LP of this game Munkus? I think you would be pretty good at it.

    I would if I

    A: had it on the PC and
    B: could take screenshots and
    C: had a PC that could actually run the thing without sobbing in the bathroom with a tub of cookies n' creme

    I have it on the X-Box and I doubt ya'll would want to see an LP that was pure text.

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    wait, I'm wrong

    Dongs is totally support

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    scarlet blvd.scarlet blvd. Bebop Cola Goooood!Registered User regular
    Munkus you're making me want to start a new game to play more
    also assault reaction shots have been placed in the section currently known as The Tops

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    TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    lifts and separates
    shoot me

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    Yeah that makes sense. I can deal with that.

    I cannot deal with 3 reaction shots.

    This sort of thing is why I love lightning reflexes
    I'd forget all the time that one of the enemies was in overwatch and just run around with my assaults

    It was with my assault. Lightning reflexes only autododges the first reaction shot. The 2nd and 3rd turned him into paste.

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    ShabootyShabooty Registered User regular
    anyone know what files I need to edit to change mission names and nicknames?

    I know it's tucked away somewhere

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2012
    Oh, mission names? No clue.

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    Shabooty wrote: »
    anyone know what files I need to edit to change mission names and nicknames?

    I know it's tucked away somewhere

    You're looking for the "Localization" folder, I think there's just one file in there. Run a CTRL+F for "Serpent".

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Oh shit.

    I lost my journal for the last bit of the base assault mission.

    Frowny face.

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    scarlet blvd.scarlet blvd. Bebop Cola Goooood!Registered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    Yeah that makes sense. I can deal with that.

    I cannot deal with 3 reaction shots.

    This sort of thing is why I love lightning reflexes
    I'd forget all the time that one of the enemies was in overwatch and just run around with my assaults

    It was with my assault. Lightning reflexes only autododges the first reaction shot. The 2nd and 3rd turned him into paste.

    So they get 3 shots in one go? I guess I never ran into that
    yea, I can see how things would go wrong in that situation

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    Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    alright well after starting a new game because my first went to shit at the first mission where you try to save civilians

    i am back again

    maybe it'll go better this time!

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    Yeah that makes sense. I can deal with that.

    I cannot deal with 3 reaction shots.

    This sort of thing is why I love lightning reflexes
    I'd forget all the time that one of the enemies was in overwatch and just run around with my assaults

    It was with my assault. Lightning reflexes only autododges the first reaction shot. The 2nd and 3rd turned him into paste.

    So they get 3 shots in one go? I guess I never ran into that
    yea, I can see how things would go wrong in that situation

    Yeah. It was a run 'n' gun dash.

    Shot 1: Lightning reflexes, Ha! Fuck you sectopod!
    Shot 2: 9 Damage
    Shot 3: 10 Damage, death, rage.

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    TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    Got introduced to sectoid commanders two missions ago.

    Today I faced my first sectopod.

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    Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    whoop whoop, mission accomplished

    got the "As a Scalpel" achievement to boot

    hurray for easy mode

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    TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    oh god nonononono

    bad sectopod bad

    bad!

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    easy? booooooooo

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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    Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    don't you boo me

    i ain't got nothin' to prove to you

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    TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    oh god why would you shoot only the medics

    why

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    I think once I finish the baby way I might need to play through the game and take my beatings and try to fight through it

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    Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    i am pretty Bad At Things

    so this is much more my speed. still finding myself getting through situations through luck and the skin of my teeth sometimes, but it is much more manageable

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