Ladies and gentlemen, we are at war. You’ve seen the news reports, probably witnessed the destruction firsthand. Perhaps even lost loved ones. We do not know our enemy, their origin or motive. All we know is they are absolutely hostile and cannot be negotiated with, and they outmatch us in terms of technology, strength and firepower. The armies of several nations have already been overwhelmed. All predictions at this point indicate that Earth will fall in a matter of months.
Earth will not fall.*
I have been authorised to lead an offensive retaliation against the enemy forces. A base of operations will be built, where the finest minds in science and engineering can focus on R&D of novel combat technologies. We will recruit the best soldiers Earth has to offer and lead coordinated attacks against key targets. All while chronically underfunded and being incessently nagged by ominous government figures.
You have all been invited here to participate in an advisory council that will help direct this project. Hard choices will have to be made, and I am going to need to rely on you all to help make those choices.
Should any of you, by some strange chance, be unfamiliar with the threat we are facing, please consult the following materials and acquaint yourself with our enemy:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz5ePZTXLOI
* Probably. Maybe.
This will be my first attempt at an LP. Hopefully it won’t suck!
I have never completed this game. I love the start but have always lost motivation or been distracted halfway through, but doing an LP should keep me interested. This means after about halfway this will be a blind LP and I will probably fuck up more and fail. Hooray.
The game shall be as thus:
XCOM Enemy Unknown
DLC: Elite Soldier Pack and Slingshot
Iron Man: Disabled - I am going to play according to Iron Man principles, but due to potential game breaking bugs I am not turning it on. Will only reload if one of the aforementioned bugs occurs.
Second Wave Options:
Not Created Equal (rookies starting stats are randomised)
Hidden Potential (on promotion, a soldier’s stats increase randomly)
New Economy (funding from individual council members is randomised)
Absolutely Critical (flanking shots are guaranteed critical hits)
The Greater Good (psionics can only be unlocked by interrogating a psionic alien)
E-115 (elerium stores degrade over time)
There is no guarantee that I will win this, but what’s the worst that could happen?