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    AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    edited October 2012
    MegaMek wrote: »
    I don't see the point of doing the tutorial. I already know how to play the game, and it seems pretty long.

    I am going to do it just for the achievement :P

    And then never ever ever again.

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    Black_HeartBlack_Heart Registered User regular
    Gah, Snipers and Assaults are all I'm getting. Come on people. I need Supports and Heavies!

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    PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    kaliyama wrote: »
    @Phonehand has panicked 3 times, and each times she has panic fired a sectoid to death with her LMG.

    I am the greetest!

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    DirtmuncherDirtmuncher Registered User regular
    Cade wrote: »
    Yet to play but damn I'm loving reading these responses.r

    The more I read about them the more I think there's something to be said for losing a guy or girl forever if they die in mission.

    It feels like, okay, there will be death and it can have an impact.

    Its not about surviving the mission. Its about taking as many et's down with you.

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    vegeta_666vegeta_666 CanadaRegistered User regular
    I have a sniper who is the heart and soul of my team. She's been with me for 15 missions or so now and has around 30-ish kills. She is a demigod with her laser sniper.

    I will weep the day I lose her, and I feel like it comes soon.

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    TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
    Anyone pick this up for the 360? I'm curious how it is

    I played the demo on my pc and it seemed ok on the lowest settings, but I don't want to get it for PC and see slow downs at different stages.

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      Black_HeartBlack_Heart Registered User regular
      So... question. Is it safe to sell things on the Grey Market that no longer have research projects on them? Like Sectoid corpses and Weapon Fragments?

      I'm worried research projects will come up that need like 50 Sectoid corpses or something.

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      FreiFrei A French Prometheus Unbound DeadwoodRegistered User regular
      MechMantis wrote: »
      All of these complaints about the RNG...


      VINDICATION.

      You don't understand probability.

      Are you the magic man?
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      AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
      TimFiji wrote: »
      Anyone pick this up for the 360? I'm curious how it is

      I played the demo on my pc and it seemed ok on the lowest settings, but I don't want to get it for PC and see slow downs at different stages.

      Giantbomb has a 50ish minute quick look on the game, but the short summary is that it plays perfectly fine and you won't have any problems.

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      TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
      Aegeri wrote: »
      Aegeri wrote: »
      TimFiji wrote: »
      Anyone pick this up for the 360? I'm curious how it is

      I played the demo on my pc and it seemed ok on the lowest settings, but I don't want to get it for PC and see slow downs at different stages.

      Giantbomb has a 50ish minute quick look on the game, but the short summary is that it plays perfectly fine and you won't have any problems.

      Awesome. It won't feel the same playing it on console, but good to know it won't hurt gameplay.

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        CorriganXCorriganX Jacksonville, FLRegistered User regular
        So... question. Is it safe to sell things on the Grey Market that no longer have research projects on them? Like Sectoid corpses and Weapon Fragments?

        I'm worried research projects will come up that need like 50 Sectoid corpses or something.

        You will need corpses for research projects. There are specific items that will say something like "You won't need these for research" which you're free to sell.

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        AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
        You also need corpses and weapon fragments to build things.

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        fencatfencat Registered User regular
        So after some VPN black magic I managed to unlock this in steam, can't play with steam online.. but whatever, I can play! I don't want to wait 3 days because Im European!
        Still bothers me that companies does that in this day and age.
        Also, impossible, is evil, horribly horribly evil. I gave in and swapped down to classic instead.

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        PraetorPraetor [Redacted]Registered User regular
        So, I managed to get this running in Europe and managed to get to the first terror mission this morning on normal. Go classic If you want a challenge at all, I've lost a single dude so far, and that was cause I was greedy and tried to capture an outsider on my second UFO interception.

        I'm probably going to finish this normal play through and then start classic ironman with forumer names.

        This game is awesome! :D

        As an aside, is there a strategy to interceptions? I've just been spamming buttons and somehow taking down the UFOs. I don't think that strategy is going to last.

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        AspectVoidAspectVoid Registered User regular
        jdarksun wrote: »
        At the end of the tutorial (at least, I assume it's the end - I now have full control), I lost 6 soldiers:

        Sq. jclast, my first Heavy. 5 Kills, 3 Missions. Cut down by a lucky goddamn shot from a Sectoid.
        Sq. CorriganX, my second Heavy. 4 Kills, 2 Missions. Wounded by a panicking ally, killed by a Thin Man's poison while panicking himself.
        Rk. The Burnin8or, 0/1. First mission casualty.
        Rk. Comradebot, 0/1. First mission casualty.
        Rk. AspectVoid, 1/1. First mission casualty.
        Rk. SirToons, 0/2. I honestly can't remember. Sorry bro. :(

        Man, you got me killed in the first mission? Some glorious commander you are. :P I hope you saved an arm or something so you can clone me and I can get another shot. I know I can do better next time!

        In other news, I shall have my copy after work today and get to playing. It shall be most excellent!

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        InkSplatInkSplat 100%ed Bad Rats. Registered User regular
        MechMantis wrote: »
        All of these complaints about the RNG...


        VINDICATION.

        And the fact that other people are having no trouble (including snipers with 15 kills), proves you wrong. :P

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        DockenDocken Registered User regular
        Apart from one mission where I missed 15 point blank reaction shots in a role, I am finding the RNG as expected, with the caveat being I assume the aliens have superior aiming stats on average.

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        AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
        Docken wrote: »
        Apart from one mission where I missed 15 point blank reaction shots in a role, I am finding the RNG as expected, with the caveat being I assume the aliens have superior aiming stats on average.

        Me too. Aside from the occasional "magic bullet" shot (which I have gotten as well) nothing about it has been overly fucked up.

        In fact I give thanks to its fickle attitude when one of my dudes panic shots the teammate that is right next to them and misses. :P

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        InkSplatInkSplat 100%ed Bad Rats. Registered User regular
        Oh man. Lone Wolf Achievement-- Complete a UFO mission with a single soldier on Classic or Impossible.

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        Chases Street DemonsChases Street Demons Registered User regular
        So, I took the forum name file and overwrote the one that's in the game directory, but I'm still getting generic names. When I close and reopen the file, I see the forum name list, and nothing else from the original file. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

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        KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
        Been playing Classic Ironman. Lost 3 people so far and finished every mission pretty smoothly.
        Sadly I seem to be losing the strategic layer for reasons I can not yet fully unravel.
        Still a really good first campaign!

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        RendRend Registered User regular
        edited October 2012
        Diffficulty: Classic Ironman
        Operation Crimson Giant

        After taking heavy fire, Sq. Rend owes his life once again to his teammates, this time Sq. CorriganX (again), who valiantly advanced to neutralize the sectoid gunning for him. After taking a breather, Sq. Rend then led the charge into the alien craft. Sq. Lanructon, who somehow failed to hit any aliens despite being a sniper, did indeed though provide the squad with extremely valuable intel during his flanking maneuver of the final insecure part of the operation zone. Sq. Rend proceeded to run up to one sectoid, blast him with a shotgun, and indirectly blew the mind of the second.

        Sq. @CorriganX - Kills: 6, Missions: 3, Promoted to Corporal
        Sq. @Lanructon - Kills: 2, Missions: 3, Promoted to Corporal
        Sq. Rend - Kills: 2, Missions: 3, Promoted to Corporal (Wounded, 4 days)
        Sq. @Sirialis - Kills: 3, Missions: 2, Promoted to Corporal

        Rend on
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        CorriganXCorriganX Jacksonville, FLRegistered User regular
        RIP @Basil, the bravest Assault thats lived. Secured live specimen of Mutons, Thinmen, an Outsider, and the Sectoids. The Shotgun from South Africa was truly a hero for the squad. My memorial wall picture is below the spoiler.
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        RendRend Registered User regular
        Additionally, my 3 tutorial deaths were:
        akajaybay, Drokmir, and AspectVoid. Your unnecessary sacrifices will not be forgotten

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        AspectVoidAspectVoid Registered User regular
        Rend wrote: »
        Additionally, my 3 tutorial deaths were:
        akajaybay, Drokmir, and AspectVoid. Your unnecessary sacrifices will not be forgotten

        Man, that is twice I failed to make it out of the first mission. This does not give me great hope for my future as an X-COM operative.

        PSN|AspectVoid
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        GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
        Basil wrote: »
        RIP @GONG-00

        You survived five missions, killed four sectoids, and saved two lives with your medkit.

        Play this at my funeral.

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        PrimePrime UKRegistered User regular
        edited October 2012
        Im yet to be called up for duty, soon though....soon.

        I have done so little work today, unless staring at the clock counts as work...

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        MasterOfPupetsMasterOfPupets Registered User regular
        It's sad. Playing on Normal, and I'm already figuring on restarting because I don't like the choices I made with the base, and I already had one country pull out...4 hours of learning done, time to try again.

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        MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
        Frei wrote: »
        MechMantis wrote: »
        All of these complaints about the RNG...


        VINDICATION.

        You don't understand probability.

        I do, actually.

        But if you'd care to enlighten my non-understanding when I'm seeing strings of 50% and up hit chances miss over and over, please, do so. But from my experience I'm well outside the expected variance for as many practical coin tosses as I've made.

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        Chases Street DemonsChases Street Demons Registered User regular
        Oh lord, please don't argue about RNG stuff. It's...banal.

        "Sometimes things aren't complicated," I said. "You just have to be willing to accept the absolute corruption of everybody involved."

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        jdarksunjdarksun Struggler VARegistered User regular
        Started over from scratch so I could fail miserably on my own.

        Mission 1: All recruits performed admirably.
        Rk. Basil 2/1, promoted to Assault
        Rk. Tef 2/1, promoted to Support
        Rk. Jaramar 0/1, KIA. Sectoid charged up in his grill and unloaded point blank. /pours out a 40
        Rk. Just_Bri_Thanks 2/1, promoted to Sniper. Got shot in the face by a Sectoid ambush, but survived (wounded 16 days).

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        LanrutconLanrutcon The LabyrinthRegistered User regular
        Wait! I got this. *cough* Probability is mathy math large pool of testcases mathoo RANDOM mathy you can't handle the truth numbers math.

        There. Also, you kicked a puppy 7 years ago and karma is a bitch.

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        GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
        If you do not have the favor of the XCOM RNG gods, you need to sacrifice more rookies.

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        TheKoolEagleTheKoolEagle Registered User regular
        I for one welcome our RNG overlords.

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        RendRend Registered User regular
        Difficulty: Classic Ironman
        Operation Soaring Mountain

        In a startlingly unlikely display of bad luck, Cpl. Rend found himself behind full cover, bleeding out due to fire from sectoids. Rk. Turkey dutifully abandoned his overwatch to deliver to him the fruits of the medkit from his loadout. However, upon arriving at the same full cover, sectoid fire, once again, ignored the laws of probability, killing him instantly. With nobody left to revive him, Cpl. Rend expired two turns later. Cpl. Lanructon and Rk. Rooms, both of whom have been promoted and decorated for valor, proceeded to find and escort the VIP from this mission, up until a pair of thin men jumped down on either side of Lanructon. It seems that bad luck comes in threes, or fours, or millions, because not only did Lanructon's reactionary bullet fail to kill one of the thin men as he jumped, but that was also the last one in his clip.

        Not to be defeated, Cpl. Lanructon proceeded to take out his sidearm, killing the thin man. Though he was injured by the one behind him, quick reaction and valorous cover fire from Rk. Fooms allowed both of them, as well as the VIP, to make it out alive.

        Cpl. Rend - Kills: 2, Missions: 4, KIA- Scientifically discovered that lasers do not care about cover.
        Cpl. "Specter" @Lanructon - Kills: 5, Missions: 4, Promoted to Sergeant (Wounded: 4 days)
        Rk. @Turkey - Kills: 0, Missions: 1, KIA - Too kind for this world.
        Rk. @Fooms - Kills: 5 (?!), Missions: 1, Promoted to Squaddie (Assault)

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        BasilBasil Registered User regular
        AspectVoid wrote: »
        Rend wrote: »
        Additionally, my 3 tutorial deaths were:
        akajaybay, Drokmir, and AspectVoid. Your unnecessary sacrifices will not be forgotten

        Man, that is twice I failed to make it out of the first mission. This does not give me great hope for my future as an X-COM operative.

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        You're still kickin' on my team! Got you a snazzy Nano Fiber Vest, just to keep you alive better while you shoot mans.

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        RendRend Registered User regular
        Also @Lanrutcon your name is spelled incorrectly in the file i think, so my @ 's have been mis-addressed.
        Secondly, you are kind of a big deal.

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        CelebrimCelebrim Registered User regular
        Thanks XCOM for naming the saves after the game number. Every time I load I get reminded that I've had to restart 4 times so far. I've finally made it to April and already lost a country so I'm guessing I'm not done with the restarts.

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        TurkeyTurkey So, Usoop. TampaRegistered User regular
        Argh, my copy won't be arriving for a few more hours. It's both fun and painful reading this thread. :P

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        LanrutconLanrutcon The LabyrinthRegistered User regular
        Screw the typo, I'm more concerned about Basil making me wear pink armor.

        Dude.

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