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Let's Play [XCOM : Enemy Within] Your Planet. Your Fight. Join Today!

The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
edited December 2013 in Games and Technology
Let's Play

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WELCOME TO XCOM

We've been smashed. Cut. We're bleeding badly. The invaders have killed almost everybody and everything that we could use for armed resistance.

Almost everybody.

Almost everything.


Welcome to the Extraterrestrial Combat Force. This is what they didn't kill. This is what we are going to bite them in the ass with.


This is an XCOM LP. Do you have what it takes to participate?

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These are the options that this LP will be using: Classic Ironman, Meld Tutorial for the free goods it offers, no 'Kill All Your Rookies' tutorial, Progeny is a go, Slingshot is not a go (I don't own it) and no Second Wave boxes ticked Training Roulette has been activated by popular demand. Random Number Goddess help us.

(Just so you know your odds, I've beaten EW on Classic Ironman once and been destroyed by it about 6 times)

If you want to Sign Up! to fight for the survival of your species, give me the following information:


- What color you would prefer

- What gender you would prefer

- What class you would prefer:

Assault
Sniper
Heavy
Support
MEC
Covert Operative

...OR

- If you would like one of the following other roles:

Terror mission civilian
Fighter pilot
Author of an entry within the Kellog Report
EXALT operative
Head CEO of EXALT


Just a note: XCOM does not play like X-COM. It's unlikely that there will be a large body count by the end of the game; if some reason there is a lot of interest in being on the roster, you might not see yourself in the game as a soldier (anyone who wants to be a pilot might have better luck, though: I lose Interceptors all of the bloody time during the mid and late game).


CURRENT XCOM ROSTER

SOLDIERS (IN ORDER OF KILL COUNT)

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Rookie Basho "Immortal" Misawa, Assault (Burgundy Deco, Male) !INACTIVE
Rookie Lincoln "Lost" Maddex, Sniper/Covert Ops (Pink Deco, Male, American Nationality) !INACTIVE
Rookie Godfried "Brew" Buitenweg, Support (White Deco, Male, European Nationality) !INACTIVE
Rookie Arkadi "PLA" Permyakov, Heavy / MEC (Deco 22, Male, Kinetic Strike Module) !INACTIVE
Rookie Tetsu "Klemming" Okumura, Sniper (Pink Deco, Male) !INACTIVE
Rookie Roderigo "Durinia" Linan, Support (Default Deco, Male) !INACTIVE
Rookie Vo Manh "Darkmayo" Anh Dung, Support (Yellow Deco, Male, Red Hair) !INACTIVE
Rookie Timothy "Baske" Simmons, Support / Covert Ops (Default Deco, Male) !INACTIVE
Rookie Erik "Schuss" Korjus, Assault (Default Deco, Male, Moustache) !INACTIVE
Rookie Elric "Machinegun" Foster, Assault (Default Deco, Male) !INACTIVE
Rookie "YerMum", Assault (Pink Deco, Male) !INACTIVE
Rookie "Nocturnal" (Black Deco, Female)

PILOTS

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Captain Zarzant "Zagrob" Koundakjian !ACTIVE
Captain Roxanne "Arithon" Louviere !INACTIVE
Captain Wulf "Orivon" Enfinger !INACTIVE
Captain Satomi "Blitz" Tanji !INACTIVE
Captain Rebeka "Justice for Pluto" Sepp !INACTIVE
Captain Le "KupoTheAvenger" Chien !INACTIVE
Captain Jani "Takel" Kirkegaard !INACTIVE

TERROR MISSION CIVILIAN

"Stranger Danger"

EXALT Operatives

Agent "Retaba" !STATUS UNKNOWN
Agent "Kadoken" !STATUS UNKNOWN
Agent "Maximus" !STATUS UNKNOWN

EXALT CEO

Chairman "Marikir" !STATUS UNKNOWN

KELLOG NARRATORS

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With Love and Courage
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  • vegeta_666vegeta_666 CanadaRegistered User regular
    This sounds rad and I'm in! Though my forum handle is the worst you can use it for my soldier's name if you desire. (or my real name which is "Colin", my username might make for a good nickname?)

    Sign Up!

    Male, Red (Canadian!) and Sniper and/or MEC .

    I also vote for HQ-Castle!

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  • BethrynBethryn Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Sign up! to bite some alien arse, sir.

    Not fussed on sex (though give me a banging 'stache if I'm male), Support, white (Deco 29), and I'm not signing anything that says you can cut off all my limbs.

    My vote goes to HQ-Tomorrow.

    Bethryn on
  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    My suggestion: only give people who get a nickname a forum name. Make me a fighterpilot. Callsign Goumindong. Whatever name you want otherwise.

    Since Europe is by far the worst choice (If you want a 4 country buffer, Asia dominates it) i also vote for HQ-Castle

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    SIGN UP!

    Male preferably.
    Green.

    If I am a Heavy, I'll accept MEC'ing if I am gravely wounded and needed. Skull Helmet.
    If I am a Support, leave me a pure human. No gene modding, no mec'ing, no psi training. Backwards Cap with radio earmuffs.
    I don't remember the art deco choice numbers. When I get access to my gaming computer this weekend, I'll PM you the numbers.

    Of course, all this means that I'm going to be killed in mission 1 or 2, but dammit, I want to look good if I die.

    My vote goes to HQ-Tomorrow.

    NotoriusBEN on
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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
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    Assault, I'll either die instantly or live long and fierce enough to become a big damn hero. Burgundy (I think there is one, or a deep red at least) and male.

    As for a base lets stick on home ground, HQ-Castle.

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  • RizziRizzi Registered User regular
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    Male, Support and blue.

    My vote is for HQ-Prime.

  • MegaMekMegaMek Girls like girls. Registered User regular
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    Female, assault, red.

    For the base, I'm thinking HQ-Star.

    Is time a gift or punishment?
  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
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    Sniper with Armor Tint 5 (which I believe to be white). I don't really care about gender.

    I'd also like a Covert Ops build - Gunslinger and Mimetic Skin are musts.

    As for the base location HQ-Tomorrow.

  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Shambler FuckerRegistered User regular
    edited November 2013
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    Male
    American
    Heavy
    A nice dark blue

    Chunk "SmokeStacks" Skullbeef was born on the American Pacific coast, and although he initially excelled at academic subjects, a logging incident during childhood led to a head injury and now as a result he isn't that bright. Tall and muscular, Chunk Skullbeef was initially recruited into the armed forces for his imposing stature (the recruiter came across Chunk lifting large boulders and was awed with his physical prowess, when asked what he was doing Chunk responded that he was "looking for Fred Flintstone" because he "had to ask him something"), but his career quickly stagnated as a result of his substandard mental faculties making most military positions more complicated than "potato peeler" or "stand here and yell if you see any aliens" unachievable. Chunk Skullbeef currently holds the record for lowest ASVAB score among human candidates, and is tied for third lowest among the military primate experimental unit. Chunk is the only candidate in XCOM history to repeatedly misspell his own name on unit paperwork.

    Chunk is no less a patriot, however, and his love for his country and his fellow man led him to volunteer for many dangerous duties and assignments. His current assignment to XCOM is more of a misunderstanding though - a hungry Chunk misunderstood the call for volunteers for "Operation Meatgrinder" to be related to mess hall duty, but upon learning of its true meaning he became excited at the prospect of killing aliens.

    Chunk's vote is for HQ-STAR, because AMERICA FUCK YEAH

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  • LostLost Registered User regular
    Sign Up!
    Male
    American
    Support, Covert Ops, or Sniper
    Pink

    My vote is for HQ-Castle

  • LanrutconLanrutcon Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
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    Name: Lanrutcon
    Gender: Female
    Nationality: Whatever comes around
    Armor Color: White
    Class: Heavy
    Base: HQ-Prime

    You leave bodies, I leave blast craters.

    Lanrutcon on
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  • BrewBrew Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
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    Name: Brew
    Male
    Support
    White
    European nationality of some sort.

    HQ-prime

    I'll patch you people up!

    Brew on
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  • PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
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    Tint 9 or 22? Still not sure how much it even matters as

    MEC. All I want for XMAS is Kinetic Strike Module.

    Vote HQ-Castle.

    Edit: PLA.

    PLA on
  • zagdrobzagdrob Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
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    Always wanted to be a pilot...callsign 'zagdrob'.

    Vote: HQ-Castle

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  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Signed on the dotted line

    Class: Anything but Sniper
    Color: 12
    Nationality: Any
    Gender: Any

    (if the Exalt operative has multiple roles, I'll be that) (Their guns look better)

    Starting place: HQ-Star or HQ-Tomorrow

    Retaba on
  • Arithon32Arithon32 Member of the Pinquisition Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
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    Fighter Pilot: Callsign Arithon32

    Vote: HQ-Tomorrow

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  • Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    !Oh Hell Yes

    Class: Assault (anything, really, but that's preference)
    Color: Blue -- and a fancy hat, if possible
    Nationality: Any
    Gender: Any

    Vote for HQ-Tomorrow, for cheaper squad size upgrades and thus less chance of being Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Game

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  • EvmaAlsarEvmaAlsar Birmingham, EnglandRegistered User regular
    Sign up!

    Name: Evma
    Gender: Male
    Armor Tint: Black/32
    Armor Deco: Kevlar, 3. Carapace/Titan (if I live long enough!) 2 and covered head with goggles helmet.
    Nationality: Your pick
    Class: Heavy
    MEC/Genemodding: If the circumstances call for it, send me to the chop shop or gene lab respectively.

    My HQ vote is for HQ Tomorrow, killing the xenos of tomorrow, today!

  • OrivonOrivon Registered User regular
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    Since you say you'll need more of them, fighter pilot with the callsign Orivon.

    Voting for HQ-Star

  • Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    Oh, right, I consent to any invasive procedures you deem crucial to the XCOM Project -- psionic testing, cybernetic augmentation, genetic modification, all of it. Humanity sucks.

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  • RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    !Sign Up

    Assault(Covert Ops if I snag Gunslinger, I suppose!)
    Gender: Female
    Color: Bright effing yellow

    Rainfall on
  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    !signup

    I'll sign up as an heavy, preferably.

    Gender doesn't matter the armor color should be a dark blue, and never remove the helmet.

    And we should start in HQ tommorow

    heenato on
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  • Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    After reviewing the OP a bit more...I know you said no Second Wave options are currently checked, but may I fervently request Hidden Potential and Training Roulette? They seem like nice fits for the personalized nature of an LP.

    Not Created Equal might be nice too, but I'd hate to be the guy that rolls a 55 Aim and never goes out into the field, so maybe not.

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    !Sign Up

    Any class is fine, but sniper if it's available, I guess.
    Gender: Male
    Color: Manly pink

    Never enjoyed being human that much, so whatever crazy invasive surgery or mad science project you want to test on me, I'm down. I promise not to sue, and will sign any disclaimers you want.

    klemming on
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  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
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    Since it's a given that there will eventually be at least 5 fighter pilots, gonna follow on from where I left off in Fishman's LP of the original X-Com. Callsign "Blitz".

    Throwing in a vote for HQ-Castle.

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  • LanrutconLanrutcon Registered User regular
    Rookie Natalia "Lanrutcon" Owsley, Heavy (White Deco, Female) !INACTIVE

    And so it begins.

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  • DuriniaDurinia Evolved from Space Potatoes Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
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    Soldier please. I like support. Make me some kind of Latin American honcho with a deep voice. Because that's about the exact opposite of actual me (minus gender). :D

    Looking forward to it!

    edit: would be happy to donate my limbs to "science", if duty calls.

    Durinia on
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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    I see my nickname got shortened to just 'Anubis', guide and judge of the dead.

    And since this is XCOM, I must wonder, will the dead I will be accompanying be aliens... or fellow soldiers?

    Considering the apparent success rate of our commander, I'll probably mostly be weighing the hearts of my own colleagues. So I'd advise against getting the secondary heart genemod.

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  • darkmayodarkmayo Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Sign Up!

    Support Please
    Gender Male
    Color : Yellow
    Make me an angry Redhead.

    darkmayo on
  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Praise be to the Xeno, for they have granted us the ability to transcend our weak humanity!

    Retaba on
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    After reviewing the OP a bit more...I know you said no Second Wave options are currently checked, but may I fervently request Hidden Potential and Training Roulette? They seem like nice fits for the personalized nature of an LP.

    Not Created Equal might be nice too, but I'd hate to be the guy that rolls a 55 Aim and never goes out into the field, so maybe not.

    To: [REDACTED]

    From: Project Director

    XCOM Management has received and appreciates your feedback. After some consideration and consultation with Council members, your request for a greater variety of combat training exercises has been approved.

    Best regards,

    XCOM Project Director

    The Ender on
    With Love and Courage
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  • BaskeBaske Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Sign Up!

    Class: Support/Covert Operative
    Preferred Perks: If you're doing training roulette then I want all the ones that give + items like deep pockets, field medic, extra smoke grenades, etc. I want to be basket of goodies!
    Gender: Male

    PS How do i do colors? [style color="red"] didn't work

    *edit* Thanks Retaba!

    Baske on
  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    [b][color=red]Message[/b][/color]
    

    Although lately the [/color] might not be needed anymore?

  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular



    HQ-TOMORROW confirms STATUS GREEN

    Team Delta, report to the Skyranger platform in field gear for briefing and deployment.

    This is not a drill.

    This is not a drill.


    With Love and Courage
    EvmaAlsarNotoriusBENArithon32
  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Alright, so, anyone want to bet how many missions it'll take before one of us goes down to a goddamn Thin Man crit?

    Or would such a betting pool be considering harmful to morale?

  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    If I do make it onto the active roster, I'm predicting a series of improbable misses, followed by a insulting death.
    In fact, I'm banking on it (death benefits for the family, you know).

    Nobody remembers the singer. The song remains.
    vegeta_666
  • LanrutconLanrutcon Registered User regular
    Alright, so, anyone want to bet how many missions it'll take before one of us goes down to a goddamn Thin Man crit?

    Or would such a betting pool be considering harmful to morale?

    You shitting me? The betting pool is probably the only morale boosting activity we'll have time for.

    20 bucks and this adult mag says the memorial wall gets a notch before the first week is done.

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  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    Dollars? What you think we actually get payed in MONEY?

    Clearly we're payed in council funbucks. Only usable in concil approved shops.

    M A G I K A Z A M
  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    Thin men will probably be a council mission so the 3rd or 4th mission. But you'll probably all be dead before that even occurs. Silly Xcom.

    You should join us as we EXALT in their knowledge and power, it isn't too late.

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