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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I hope you're taking the opportunity to give him some early training in strategy technique.

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Dubh wrote: »
    I hear they're crap

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

    Hover Plasma SHIVs with Improved Flight are great, like, really good. and any SHIV with Suppression is better than a rookie by a wide margin.

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    I wish there was a game mode that didn't have any UFO maps, and just had urban/human maps.

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    I wish there was a game mode that didn't have any UFO maps, and just had urban/human maps.
    Why? UFO maps are great! There needs to be a lot more of them, though.

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Also: just don't attack crashed UFOs. Problem solved!

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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
    Rainfall wrote: »
    Rainfall wrote: »
    Also: just don't attack crashed UFOs. Problem solved!
    Panic Rising.

    Also, landed UFOs.

    PANIC RISING

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Hey I never said it was a good decision.

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    Munkus, would you like a different nickname? The randomly generated face gave you an emo look, and damn rng decided to poke fun at that.

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

    "Murderbot"

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    My colonel sniper being injured before a mission turned out to be a good thing in the end, as it convinced me to use my squaddie sniper who has earned his place among my team. His battle scanner proved invaluable in the landed ufo mission I'm doing because there were 2 Beserkers and a Muton hugging the cliff face directly below me that I didn't have LoS to.

    Although the grenade appearing out of thin air should have been my first clue.

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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
    Dubh wrote: »
    Wait, I got it

    "Murderbot"

    :^:

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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
    Rainfall wrote: »
    Rainfall wrote: »
    Dubh wrote: »
    I hear they're crap

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

    Hover Plasma SHIVs with Improved Flight are great, like, really good. and any SHIV with Suppression is better than a rookie by a wide margin.
    Yeah. Only get the later SHIV that can use plasma. You either want the one that can fly or the one you can use as portable cover, both have their uses.

    It's extremely useful to have one in the endgame because A: you can use it to scout and draw fire and B: Immune to Mind Control.

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    After how my normal difficulty run went down

    I wanna get in on the anti-mind control tech asap

    Goddamn, though

    There was a sniping position that ran almost the full length of the large UFO (with squadsight)

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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
    You guys use colors and shit to differentiate between classes?

    Pshaw!

    I use armor subtypes.

    I use the secondary carapace armor for my Heavies. Because, for some reason, that armor model will stay if you switch armors.

    I use the basic whatever for snipers.

    For assaults, I use the secondary skeleton armor.

    Medics, it varies.

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Rainfall wrote: »
    Rainfall wrote: »
    Dubh wrote: »
    I hear they're crap

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

    Hover Plasma SHIVs with Improved Flight are great, like, really good. and any SHIV with Suppression is better than a rookie by a wide margin.
    Yeah. Only get the later SHIV that can use plasma. You either want the one that can fly or the one you can use as portable cover, both have their uses.

    It's extremely useful to have one in the endgame because A: you can use it to scout and draw fire and B: Immune to Mind Control.

    Hover gets mad accuracy and has the highest def of anything in XCOM. It is also lightning quick like whoah.

    The portable cover isn't as good because it's literally a grenade magnet for Mutons/Elite Mutons/Heavy Floaters/Sectoid Commanders and anything you have taking cover behind them will die.

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

    Supports go in white, with type 2 armors
    Sniper are in black, type 1
    Heavies are green, and go with type 1 because they rock it
    Assaults are in red, and their armor types depend on their primary (type 1 for rifle, 2 for shotty)

    Psionic troops get the same colors, but with yellow highlights

    Rookies are defaults

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    BEAST!BEAST! Adventurer Adventure!!!!!Registered User regular
    Welp, there goes that classic ironman game. Bleh.

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    StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    My sniper has psychic powers now.

    That's neat.

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    I was so close to capturing a sectoid commander, there were two of them on low health but I had to pick between eliminating them or risking mind control, ah well.

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    BEAST!BEAST! Adventurer Adventure!!!!!Registered User regular
    I may just not be good enough at this game for classic.
    Maybe not good enough for ironman.

    I really need to figure out base management crap I think, I feel that is my main problem right now.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    BEAST! wrote: »
    I may just not be good enough at this game for classic.
    Maybe not good enough for ironman.

    I really need to figure out base management crap I think, I feel that is my main problem right now.

    build satellites

    do base assault asap

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    What's a good will level for Psi testing? All of my Colonels have at most 70, the bonus will from promotions upgrade is something I've had to sacrifice.

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Test whenever. The chance is your Will/4, so a max will(102) still only has a 25% chance to make psi.

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Ok, thanks.

    I should probably take my Support out and baby up some squaddies because triple medkits is essential for me.

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Yeah. On my last game I built some SHIVs to cover shifts and took one of my main squad out at a time and tossed two rooks in along with them. It worked pretty well!

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    Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    Rainfall wrote: »
    Test whenever. The chance is your Will/4, so a max will(102) still only has a 25% chance to make psi.

    Wow is it really that small?

    That makes it pretty fucked then that 5 out of 6 of my team ended up being psionics.

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Yeah. There IS a guaranteed psychic in the first four you put in(if three fail, #4 will always have the gift) but after that it's damn low odds.

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Rainfall wrote: »
    Yeah. There IS a guaranteed psychic in the first four you put in(if three fail, #4 will always have the gift) but after that it's damn low odds.

    Reaaaaly now? Maybe I should schedule the B-Team for a bit of "R&R".

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Gotta love code divers! They know all!

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    Who is the awful human being who told Beagle that his videos needed to be shorter

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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
    In classic, you want to do base assault by the end of the 2nd month, 3rd month if you can afford losing one or two countries in exchange for really good tech.

    Never stop building sats. Always have sats on lock. You can build sats even if you are full capacity.

    Once you get all your sats up, UFOs should stop abducting your peeps.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Artreus wrote: »
    Who is the awful human being who told Beagle that his videos needed to be shorter

    "Make the videos quicker" as in, produce them more often, not make them shorter.

    also new from beagle:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zloXgKMFxgY

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    ohhhh

    it was like, half the length of the other ones, seemed like. So I was concerned I guess?

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    I think it was just short because that mission went flawlessly for him.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    also this is my favorite beagle video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G672jxCAERM

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    Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    On my classic run where I finally managed to do well in the meta game I did it by immediately blitzing for 4 satellites and an uplink. It meant postponing getting better gear and choosing money missions at the start, so it definitely makes the first couple months but you end up with so much more money/countries later

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    My Alien base team:
    F0F0ACEC4C6AA42A847E5270EA1BFF768DBD3742

    Squaddie Winston Smith is mostly coming along for the experience, as I'm needing to train up a second sniper and I suspect the Alien Base to have a number of tight corners and limited corridors that will favour Heavies and Assaults over Snipers.

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    BEAST! wrote: »
    I may just not be good enough at this game for classic.
    Maybe not good enough for ironman.

    I really need to figure out base management crap I think, I feel that is my main problem right now.

    build satellites

    do base assault asap

    yes

    seconding this

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    DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    How do you change armour colour?
    I feel I'm missing something obvious

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    You have to have the cutomisable soldier pack, which you got if you pre-ordered the game. If you didn't pre-order you can buy it for a few quid in the steam store.

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