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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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    premiumpremium Registered User regular
    My guys are too busy being badasses to wear helmets.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    this game needs more beard options

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    this game needs more beard options

    XCOM Fortress: Dwarves Unknown

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    JMan711JMan711 6'8" weighs a f*&#ing ton He's coming, he's coming, he's comingRegistered User regular
    Hmm.. I have a bit of a dilemma. I've been trying to level up a new sniper for the final mission because my other two had their will lowered from being critically wounded at one point, but it is currently December 24th in the game, so if I just wait a day I can say "Merry Christmas motherfucker" after every kill.

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    JMan711 wrote: »
    Hmm.. I have a bit of a dilemma. I've been trying to level up a new sniper for the final mission because my other two had their will lowered from being critically wounded at one point, but it is currently December 24th in the game, so if I just wait a day I can say "Merry Christmas motherfucker" after every kill.

    I did exactly this for the base assault.

    Throw mind shields or psi suits on the snipers and saddle up, Seabiscuit.

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Learnt a few things today:

    Chrysalids can jump

    There are always more chrysalids than you thought there were

    Don't move your rooftop sniper around willy-nilly

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    ShabootyShabooty Registered User regular
    I made a name list of all 649 pokemon

    anyone interested?

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    Shabooty wrote: »
    I made a name list of all 649 pokemon

    anyone interested?

    Can you imagine a Pokemon total conversion mod for this? Choose your squad of 6 Pokemon, go out, battle others with attacks using the perks system (TMs and HMs in the item slot?), capture them using PokeBalls instead of Arc Throwers...

    ...it would be beautiful.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    This game really is a great platform for total conversions.

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Oh man strategic mode tension on classic ironman

    abduction mission 5 days before the council report. South Africa is already at panic 5, Nigeria will be as well if I don't choose there for the mission.

    But Mexico is at panic 3, and the US at 4, so if I go to Africa 2/3s of North America is gone. A Base Assault is my only hope of keeping everyone, but I've got 6 days left on researching the key. I resign myself to losing at least 2 countries.

    Except, the reward for the Mexico mission is 4 scientists. Could it be? My hopes up, I drop my squad off in front of a generic fast food outlet. Wasting no time, Tube smashes in the front window and takes a shot at a thin man. It hits and drops it, but that was secondary to getting the window out of the way, so that A Duck! can toss a rocket through and blow off almost the entire back half of the restaurant. He kills a sectoid in the process, but more importantly cover just got scarce on the back side of the map. Aside from Beef Avenger getting flanked and murdered by a Floater on his first mission, the rest is easy and the more experienced members of the squad make it out without a scratch.

    Which is a damn good thing, as the key will now be ready in 4 days, and we're hitting that base as soon as it's done.

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    Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    ffffffffffffff

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    chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Do you think it's trademarked?Registered User regular
    Just got "Ain't no cavalry coming".

    Was more fun that I expected. Normal is a joke after classic, so keeping one sniper alive and minimally injured every mission wasn't too bad.

    The final boss got ripped up by two squadsight snipers and finished off with a point blank alloy cannon. Good times.

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    BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Did you know that, if you are not playing Ironman, you can reload before a Council mission is given and get a different mission in a different location? I discovered this after ragequitting an escort mission.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    anyone wanna play some VS?

    I never played multi before, so... be prepared for whatever that entails.

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    StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    I like to think I went with a more Sentai colour pattern, with Red going to the leader.

    Oh shit, I never even thought about using the customization options to color code.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    One Thousand Dicks always shows up as a woman in my games, which makes me wonder what she did to earn that name.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    she cut that many off

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    Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    One Thousand Dicks always shows up as a woman in my games, which makes me wonder what she did to earn that name.

    It's her long standing, unbroken record for a 24-hour event.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    impossible difficulty: sometimes the most basic enemy won't hit you if you're hunkering down behind full cover

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    I was thinking she was like, a private eye who was as good as 1000 of them combined, but you guys had to go dirty.

    sick...

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Huh, I won a crashed UFO mission with six female squad members and I didn't get Flight of the Valkeries.

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    edited November 2012
    So how about that XCOM, eh?

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

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    Gandalf.

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    It wasn't intended in a derogatory way, but I suppose I can see how it would be interpreted that way.

    My apologies, and a post edit is on the way.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    Much obliged.

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Learnt a few things today:

    Chrysalids can jump

    There are always more chrysalids than you thought there were

    Don't move your rooftop sniper around willy-nilly

    You know zombies turn into chrysalids after a few turns, right?

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    Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    My color coding is:

    Rookies - default, with helmet number 13.
    Support - Red
    Sniper - White
    Heavy - Orange
    Assault - Black

    Though I've recently been kicking around the idea of coloring people by squad. Doesn't really become relevant until a couple of months in, but it could be fun.

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Learnt a few things today:

    Chrysalids can jump

    There are always more chrysalids than you thought there were

    Don't move your rooftop sniper around willy-nilly

    You know zombies turn into chrysalids after a few turns, right?

    Yeah, it was a terror mission I was doing so that explains it. So thanks Floaters for taking care of most of the civilians before chrysalids did.

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    KanaKana Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    TheStig wrote: »
    this game needs more beard options

    They tried, it went poorly

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nEFLKpknM4

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    what the fuck

    On Classic Ironman, I start a new game, and get the first abduction mission

    it's the graveyard map, so I hide my soldiers up near the landing zone while I have a guy move ahead and hunker down behind a bench

    next round hits, and about six sectoids pop into this heavy's hunkered down view
    motherfucking six of these bastards on springing in at once (and two more creep in and out of view behind the church)

    the first three groups were in grenade range
    six aliens dead on my second turn
    turn three, and one takes a potshot at my heavy from behind a mausoleum

    I rocket the damn thing apart, and his friend just barely avoids the blast radius- but he's still in for a shotgun run n' gun

    I don't even

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    TechnicalityTechnicality Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Learnt a few things today:

    Chrysalids can jump

    There are always more chrysalids than you thought there were

    Don't move your rooftop sniper around willy-nilly

    You know zombies turn into chrysalids after a few turns, right?

    Not only that, they can turn into a crysalid, run their full movement distance and kill your best soldier all in one turn. You can probably guess how I learned that lesson :(

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    TefTef Registered User regular
    It really sucks that 'lids can't zombiefy aliens. Robots I can understand, but not being able to zombiefy sectoids/mutons/thin men kinda sucks

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    Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    Sounds like a good first abduction, Dubh. Hope they all go that way for you.

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Sounds like a good first abduction, Dubh. Hope they all go that way for you.

    Hopefully XCOM keeps going well too

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    Sounds like a good first abduction, Dubh. Hope they all go that way for you.

    My first terror mission went almost flawlessly

    it was the highway overpass map, with the billboard

    no lasers or anything, yet

    @Munkus Beaver and whoever-the-other-sniper-is were motherfucking lifesavers (the former recently earning the nickname 'Emo')
    I had my heavy, @Peas, up on the billboard for a good rocketing point

    the last two chysallids and a zombie were near a group of cars, and I managed to kill them all with one shot
    problem was (and here's the almost part), I didn't think about the chain reaction and a nearby rookie was put into critical condition
    lucky break
    and the other rookies just managed to put down the last floater before he could do some damage, shortly after
    yeah, two rookies, two snipers, and a heavy with bullets
    feeling like a badass

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    I started up in asia because I figured earlier squad and weapon upgrades would pull their weight
    or at least having expendable AI weapons platforms, just to scout things for the snipers

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    TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    I have zero resources invested in the SHIVs.

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    I hear they're crap

    but I'm willing to give them a shot
    maybe after I raise my monthly funding D:

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    Hey, so I just had my first serious game affecting bug. I wonder if it was related to the new patch.

    Anyway, fortunately I'm doing old-school ironman alternating saves in case of game bugs or corruption, so I could just reload from the start of the mission.


    In other news, I love that I can play this game while feeding a baby a bottle in one hand.

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