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  • LanrutconLanrutcon Registered User regular
    I was hoping to get x-ray vision and the ability to jump tall buildings via gene modding.

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    Currently playing: GW2 and TSW
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  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Total Goober Registered User regular
    I wanna volunteer for pilot duty in Brazil!

    It has everything to do with fighting xenos and nothing to do with the beaches, I swear!

  • YerMumYerMum Registered User regular
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    Assault, Pink Armour, mr shotty, vanilla human all the way!

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  • DuriniaDurinia Evolved from Space Potatoes Registered User regular
    Lanrutcon wrote: »
    So now the question is: are we going to have the cash to get some better gear before the terror mission?

    or do we throw every cent we have at satellites before the spiral of death kicks in?

    The first terror mission is not nearly as bad as it used to be.
    I have now sentenced the entire squad to a painful death
    and second life as zombies

    For business reasons, I must preserve the outward sign of sanity.
    --Mark Twain
    EvmaAlsar
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    Takel wrote: »
    Yeah, we have two heavies: Lanrutcon, the drop-in Sergeant (please don't hit me!) and Rainfall. Those with a flamer MEC are going to see us through the corpse humpers rather handily.

    We've missed the deadline for more sats before the end of the month, so really we have 200 fun bucks for infrastructure or equipment. Or we could just bank it towards getting 3 satellites for the next month. Not sure how much Meld we have left, but there is the option to grab a second MEC...

    No, we didn't miss the deadline for sats: we have 2 that will be rolling out before the end of the month.

    With Love and Courage
  • LanrutconLanrutcon Registered User regular
    XCom: A Game of Satellites.

    Just promise me that when the terror missions hits we bunker down and use explosives. We do the sensible thing. Screw the civvies.

    Alternatively, we could try being the finest goddamn heroes this planet will ever see.

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  • KolosusKolosus Registered User regular
    Lanrutcon wrote: »
    XCom: A Game of Satellites.

    Just promise me that when the terror missions hits we bunker down and use explosives. We do the sensible thing. Screw the civvies.

    Alternatively, we could try being the finest goddamn heroes this planet will ever see.

    Civilians on terror missions? Save 1 and tell him to wave goodbye to his friends.

  • KupotheAvengerKupotheAvenger Destroyer of Cake and other deserts.Registered User regular
    Civilians? I call them skin shields.

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  • TakelTakel Registered User regular
    The Ender wrote: »
    Takel wrote: »
    Yeah, we have two heavies: Lanrutcon, the drop-in Sergeant (please don't hit me!) and Rainfall. Those with a flamer MEC are going to see us through the corpse humpers rather handily.

    We've missed the deadline for more sats before the end of the month, so really we have 200 fun bucks for infrastructure or equipment. Or we could just bank it towards getting 3 satellites for the next month. Not sure how much Meld we have left, but there is the option to grab a second MEC...

    No, we didn't miss the deadline for sats: we have 2 that will be rolling out before the end of the month.

    yeah, miscounted (should had just looked at the darn screenshots!)

    What's the plan Commander? Nab 'We Have Way's and a cash cow or try to fight down the panic?

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    PLA wrote: »
    Satellite-arms.

    Well, there's no protection from a satellite mind. Maybe we should build one of those next.

  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    it would be an exceedingly lucky break if the terror mission occured in asia. (it can happen)

    if it does, I'm not saying we should force ourselves, but if the fight permits it we should strive for an all excellent rating.
    panic is wiped out in the targeted country, and its reduced by 2 in all regional countries.

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  • PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    Otherwise, population is wiped out in the targeted country, and reduced by 2 in all regional countries.

  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    it would be an exceedingly lucky break if the terror mission occured in asia. (it can happen)

    if it does, I'm not saying we should force ourselves, but if the fight permits it we should strive for an all excellent rating.
    panic is wiped out in the targeted country, and its reduced by 2 in all regional countries.

    "Good" is about the best you can do now. Enemies prioritize civilians such that even if you dash into the open on your first move to get everyone visible and with no cover so that the enemy can kill you. 60% of them will kill civvies anyway.

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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
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    DIRECTOR'S LOG
    APRIL 12TH, 2015

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    I'm extremely impressed by the use we've got out of our new training facilities so far; the few veterans we have aren't at all shy when it comes to showing new faces the ropes.

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    Delta-3 in particular has given-up a lot of her rec hours to take rookies out to the firing & munitions range. We smuggled-in a silver membership card for her; hope she has fun with it.


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    ...She'll have to wait until she gets back to take advantage of it, though. Something happened to an armored convoy carrying precious cargo through France, destined for HQ-CASTLE. We've deployed a field team to investigate.

    I couldn't tell you why, but something's giving me a bad feeling about this op.

    With Love and Courage
  • LanrutconLanrutcon Registered User regular
    WOOT! NOT A BOMB MISSION!

    This is a high five moment, Delta Team.

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  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    No...it's not. The bomb missions are....tame compared to portent.

    M A G I K A Z A M
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  • TakelTakel Registered User regular
    Ohhh shi.... Here we go

    The pot is now open. Taking bets on how many go to the infirmary/morgue.

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  • DuriniaDurinia Evolved from Space Potatoes Registered User regular
    Takel wrote: »
    Ohhh shi.... Here we go

    The pot is now open. Taking bets on how many go to the infirmary/morgue.

    I'm not optimistic.

    If anyone wants a preview of what's coming, you can watch BeagleRush try this mission on Impossible:


    ...and keep in mind that he was insanely lucky throughout the whole thing.

    For business reasons, I must preserve the outward sign of sanity.
    --Mark Twain
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  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    I'm not sure I quite understood what was happening, was EXALT working with the aliens or on their own? Do the aliens care about EXALT at all? It feels like they worship the technology the aliens bring but the two sides aren't really with each other. Exalt just wants more tech and works against XCOM to get it.

  • jdarksunjdarksun Scion of Chaos Registered User regular
    Takel wrote: »
    Ohhh shi.... Here we go

    The pot is now open. Taking bets on how many go to the infirmary/morgue.
    I've never completed this mission without at least two casualties.

  • KadokenKadoken see what me tell you, seen Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Retaba wrote: »
    I'm not sure I quite understood what was happening, was EXALT working with the aliens or on their own? Do the aliens care about EXALT at all? It feels like they worship the technology the aliens bring but the two sides aren't really with each other. Exalt just wants more tech and works against XCOM to get it.

    Brother Retaba, do you even read our mission statements (Or wiki page)? We will aid the travelers in evolving mankind, and then we will rule the world.

    Kadoken on
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  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    heenato wrote: »
    No...it's not. The bomb missions are....tame compared to portent.

    Depends on the mission. With portent you have a lot of high cover, can take your time, and the thin men drops are generally sparse(especially on classic) and not in cover. Bomb missions...

    Well lets just say that if you get your first mission as a bomb mission on Murderstreet 2: Murderderbridge you're gonna get fucked.

    No High Cover? Check
    No Flanking Positions? Check
    Forward Positions Require Dashing? Check
    Few Cars to explode? Check
    Must Activate entire Map in order to slow countdown? Check

    Seriously a bomb mission on that map is Murderstreet 2: Murderderbridge (Get Fucked Edition)

    <- not bitter at all

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  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    Kadoken wrote: »
    Retaba wrote: »
    I'm not sure I quite understood what was happening, was EXALT working with the aliens or on their own? Do the aliens care about EXALT at all? It feels like they worship the technology the aliens bring but the two sides aren't really with each other. Exalt just wants more tech and works against XCOM to get it.

    Brother Retaba, do you even read our mission statements (Or wiki page)? We will aid the travelers in evolving mankind, and then we will rule the world.

    Did I mention how much I don't like needles? Orientation was a bit... hazy.

    Of course that could of been from all the new genetic upgrades! I'm not really sure. I just wanted to know if I should work with the aliens or shoot them and take their stuff to help us rule the world.

    Hmmm, that last part sounds a lot like XCOM.

  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Retaba wrote: »
    I'm not sure I quite understood what was happening, was EXALT working with the aliens or on their own? Do the aliens care about EXALT at all? It feels like they worship the technology the aliens bring but the two sides aren't really with each other. Exalt just wants more tech and works against XCOM to get it.

    EXALT and the aliens just stay out of one another's way. EXALT because they're opposed to opposing the aliens and the aliens stay out of EXALT's way because they have more important things to worry about.

    But in the case of Portent, both EXALT and the X-rays are after the same thing, so in this one instance they clashed.

    And XCOM is getting sent in to clean up the mess.

  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    Ah ok, thanks.

  • ZxerolZxerol HOW MANY POUNDS IS CAT POOP Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Durinia wrote: »
    Takel wrote: »
    Ohhh shi.... Here we go

    The pot is now open. Taking bets on how many go to the infirmary/morgue.

    I'm not optimistic.

    If anyone wants a preview of what's coming, you can watch BeagleRush try this mission on Impossible:


    ...and keep in mind that he was insanely lucky throughout the whole thing.

    On his Thursday XCOM stream, which I don't know if he played before or after recording this video, he successfully completed Portent with no deaths and little snags (getting tagged by Thin Man death poison because he thought his assault was high enough to avoid it was about the worst thing), so it's definitely doable if you know how the mission works before hand.

    Zxerol on
  • DuriniaDurinia Evolved from Space Potatoes Registered User regular
    Zxerol wrote: »
    Durinia wrote: »
    Takel wrote: »
    Ohhh shi.... Here we go

    The pot is now open. Taking bets on how many go to the infirmary/morgue.

    I'm not optimistic.

    If anyone wants a preview of what's coming, you can watch BeagleRush try this mission on Impossible:


    ...and keep in mind that he was insanely lucky throughout the whole thing.

    On his Thursday XCOM stream, which I don't know if he played before or after recording this video, he successfully completed Portent with no deaths and little snags (getting tagged by Thin Man death poison because he thought his assault was high enough to avoid it was about the worst thing), so it's definitely doable if you know how the mission works before hand.

    Yeah, as was true with the original release - once you figure out the patterns in the council missions, they're pretty straightforward.

    For business reasons, I must preserve the outward sign of sanity.
    --Mark Twain
  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    The first time he did it he rushed for the exit and should have known it was a bad idea. Its an escort so you know thin men be dropping. And you know they drop on the VIP movements. So you just go slow and set everyone into overwatch each turn then murder them when they came up(then reload before moving). The only rough patches you would have would be the ones it drops on the roof before you get there(if you're in a tight formation) and the one it drops way in the back like a dick.

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  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    Zxerol wrote: »

    On his Thursday XCOM stream, which I don't know if he played before or after recording this video, he successfully completed Portent with no deaths and little snags (getting tagged by Thin Man death poison because he thought his assault was high enough to avoid it was about the worst thing), so it's definitely doable if you know how the mission works before hand.
    I managed to do that once too. Well, on classic.

    Then the game bugged out, and wouldn't let me activate the VIP.

    That was when I uninstalled the game.

    M A G I K A Z A M
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
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    APRIL 12TH, 2015. 0905 HOURS.
    OPERATION TWISTED CALM
    LYONS, FRANCE


    ...BEGIN MISSION RECORDER PLAYBACK...
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    Director: Delta, report status.
    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": Status yellow. LZ is a fucking mess, but we have no contacts. Starting sweep.

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    DELTA-8 "Lanrutcon": ...All these bullet holes, spent casings... Jesus.
    DELTA-6 "Rizzie": I don't see anything that looks like it was cooked by an ET.
    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": HQ... this was a conventional arms firefight. All but guarantee it. If ETs are here, they missed the party.
    Director: Copy that, Delta; our analysts watching the feed agree with you.
    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": Let's form-up around this bay door, Delta; be ready for any surprises that might be on the other side.

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    DELTA-4 "Notorious": ...Opening...

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    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": Contact!
    DELTA-3 "MegaMek": Contact!
    DELTA-4 "Notorious": Contact!
    DELTA-6 "Rizzie": Contact!
    DELTA-8 "Lanrutcon": Contact!
    DELTA-4 "Notorious": Lannie, on me. Let's sort things out with these two.
    DELTA-8 "Lanrutcon": Happily.

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    DELTA-8 "Lanrutcon": Pineapple on the deck.

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    DELTA-6 "Rizzie": Heads-up! This one's bugging out!

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    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": Damn! Couldn't sight him in time. Form-up and move, Delta; don't let him get the drop on us.

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    DELTA-8 "Lanrutcon": Hell. Some of these guys look like they were shot at point-blank range. Executed. Guess somebody didn't want any witnesses...

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    DELTA-8 "Lanrutcon": ...Oh. And I think I see our courageous little friend. Looks like he's curled-up behind a chunk of concrete.

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    DELTA-4 "Notorious": Aww. Now ain't that pitiable.

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    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": Yeah, I almost felt--
    DELTA-8 "Lanrutcon": Watch it! Another fucker dashing-in from behind that truck!

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    DELTA-4 "Notorious": Heh. That your best shot, pal?

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    DELTA-4 "Notorious": Oooooh!
    DELTA-8 "Lanrutcon": Oooooh!
    DELTA-4 "Notorious": ...Right in the...

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    DELTA-6 "Rizzie": ...Looks like you lost a couple of ablative tiles, bug guy. Here: HQ says this Meld foam can be used as a temporary field replacement.
    DELTA-4 "Notorious": Much appreciated. Alright, pressing forward...

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    DELTA-4 "Notorious": oh shit... We've got a survivor over here! Hey, buddy! Hey! ...Can you hear me? Hey!
    Director: Thank God... secure that asset and escort him back to Big Bird, Delta. Use any means necessary. We need to know what the Hell happened to that convoy.
    DELTA-4 "Notorious": Copy that, HQ--shit, contact!

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    DELTA-3 "MegaMek": Moving-in to provide cover fire!

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    DELTA-3 "MegaMek": ET's popped.

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    DELTA-4 "Notorious": What's your name, boss? ...Hello? Hell-oh-ho?
    Survivor: he stirs. yet he still sleeps.
    DELTA-4 "Notorious": Alright, fuck it; I'm hauling this asshole out.

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    DELTA-6 "Rizzie": Contact on the roof!
    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": One came out of the woodwork over here, too! Shit!
    Director: Delta, we're picking-up movement all over that zone! You're going to be surrounded! Get out, now!

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    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": Road's clear! Move, move, move!

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    DELTA-8 "Lanrutcon": ...More of 'em!...

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    Survivor: he stirs...
    DELTA-4 "Notorious": Shut the Hell up, you Goddamn--
    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": MEGA! FROM YOUR 2 O'CLOCK!

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    DELTA-3 "MegaMek": UGGGGGHHHH! ...trouble... breathing...

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    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": Hang in there, Delta-3. We're almost out.

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    DELTA-8 "Lanrutcon": They're Goddamn everywhere!

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    DELTA-4 "Notorious": Big Bird looks clear.

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    DELTA-4 "Notorious": What the FUCK!? Where'd he come from!?

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    DELTA-3 "MegaMek": ...cock sucking... piece of...

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    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": Go, go, go! Big Bird, we are coming in hot! Close the ramp and hit the gas as soon as we're on board!

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    ...MISSION RECORDER PLAYBACK ENDS...

    With Love and Courage
    Arithon32NotoriusBENcB557TakelKadokenMegaMekBethrynPLAEvmaAlsarDurinia
  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    its so awesome to be using a modified GAU-8...
    (its definitely not an m134 minigun. the ammunition for that is the 7.62 round, and the best it can do is saw a tree in half after about 20 seconds of fire. a GAU-8 with 30mm rounds knocks baseball sized holes in concrete that's about 1 foot thick.)

    edit** actually, looking over some pictures, it *could* be an m197 gatling

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Man, there hasn't been a single death so far, has there?

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  • TakelTakel Registered User regular
    its so awesome to be using a modified GAU-8...
    (its definitely not an m134 minigun. the ammunition for that is the 7.62 round, and the best it can do is saw a tree in half after about 20 seconds of fire. a GAU-8 with 30mm rounds knocks baseball sized holes in concrete that's about 1 foot thick.)

    edit** actually, looking over some pictures, it *could* be an m197 gatling

    Hush. That mini-gun is a modified GAU-8.

    MegaMek needs a new colour. Being the redshirt on the team is drawing too much fire.

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  • vegeta_666vegeta_666 CanadaRegistered User regular
    I also probably shouldn't be wearing red, I'm not the sort to be taking hits. Maybe I should switch to black and blend in a bit more.

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    you haven't been shot yet, vegeta. In fact I think your kill count rates you a beret and sunglasses.

    Me being a walking tank, I'm perfectly fine wearing an appleseed mech helm.

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  • MegaMekMegaMek Girls like girls. Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    Man, there hasn't been a single death so far, has there?

    It's not for lack of trying, that's for damn sure. I think I've spent more time in the infirmary than out in the field.

    Is time a gift or punishment?
  • MarikirMarikir Registered User regular
    OPERATION STATUS: SUCCESSFUL.

    Insertion: Complete.

    Awaiting next phase.


    He stirs.

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    That's okay, XCOM karma is impossible to resist.

  • vegeta_666vegeta_666 CanadaRegistered User regular
    you haven't been shot yet, vegeta. In fact I think your kill count rates you a beret and sunglasses.

    Me being a walking tank, I'm perfectly fine wearing an appleseed mech helm.

    I wouldn't say no to the beret and sunglasses. My sniper in my game also has them.

    He is super cool.

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  • PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    vegeta_666 wrote: »
    I also probably shouldn't be wearing red, I'm not the sort to be taking hits. Maybe I should switch to black and blend in a bit more.

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