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Let's Play X-Com: UFO Defense! (ironman, superhuman, starting tech & council funding only)

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    MechMantis wrote: »
    TeeMan wrote: »
    I assure you my avatar is a mask and I'm not a xeno spy

    Strange.

    That's just what a xeno spy would say.

    In my experience, Xeno spies normally say

    "I swear, I don't know anything! What are you doing with that prod? No. No! NOOOOO!"

  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    OK marines, for this mornings' PT we're going to focus on influencing our enemies actions with the power of our thoughts

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Wait, what the hell? You're not stationed here, how did you get in?

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    I was posted here with the first arrivals. Check in with recruitment, they'll confirm that TeeMan stepped off the bus

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Hm. So you did.
    was looking for a post in which he said !sign up.
    he never actually did that
    so he did step off the bus, but
    it would seem that he did not get on it
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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    Hm. So you did.
    was looking for a post in which he said !sign up.
    he never actually did that
    so he did step off the bus, but
    it would seem that he did not get on it
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    Not to get in the way of some good narrative tension, but a lot of folks signed up in the Steam thread as part of Child's Play fundraising. I think I'm in the bodybag queue from that.

    Also, RIP @Sumanai‌. :(

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    gah
    how am I the highest ranked soldier here

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  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2015
    cB557 wrote: »
    gah
    how am I the highest ranked soldier here
    Something something Rankenphile, something something Muton, something something goat.

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  • Rhan9Rhan9 Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    gah
    how am I the highest ranked soldier here

    Somebody's gotta be the "leader" until their inevitable death and succession by another unfortunate bastard.

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  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    You're it until you're dead or @Fanda finds someone better.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    At this point in the game, being the highest ranked character means you're busy hauling muscle butter for the strategic beefcake reserve back at base.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • SumanaiSumanai muh PTRegistered User regular
    What a strange way to go. I'd like to think that I took that bullet for Talus and that managed to give him enough time to escape. Carry on brothers and sisters in arms!

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  • BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
    I should retire now. It only goes downhill from here.

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  • Smaug6Smaug6 Registered User regular
    This play through is so manly. I didnt even know it was possibe to resist the aliens without turning their technology against them. God bless you my sacrificial beefcakes. Leave no structures standin

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    The trick is to think with portals high explosives that leave holes in doors...walls... Floors... Roofs...

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  • BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
    What happens when we get to stuff that we can't explode?


    :?

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Bigity wrote: »
    What happens when we get to stuff that we can't explode?

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • Oh My GodOh My God Registered User regular
    Bigity wrote: »
    What happens when we get to stuff that we can't explode?


    :?
    If you ever encounter that situation, the problem isn't that the thing won't blow up. The problem is that you're not using enough explosives.

    More Boom > Less Boom, that's just science.

    In any event... Come on Bigity; don't you know that Pessimistic Naysayer Morale Officer Ex-PFC 'Commander' Zoom has the glum glummery covered? You're one of the kill leaders of X-COM, man! Show some esprit de corps(es)!

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
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  • Oh My GodOh My God Registered User regular
    I've mapped out the current organizational structure of the X-COM Task Force. Recruited from special forces team across the globe, it's members represent the best of the best. Owing to this 'elite' composition, X-COM has eschewed more traditional rank structures by eliminating redundant non-commissioned ranks. In the eyes of X-COM everyone below the rank of sergeant is either a recruit or a member of the combat team. Corporals, Privates, Specialists... these distinctions don't exist once you step out of a Skyranger. This 'flat' structure acknowledges and encourages the team members to take initiative and seize any advantages they can against hostiles while in the field.

    For the moment, the bases in Asia and North America are functionally placeholders until their construction is completed and personnel is transferred to man them.

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    My first stab at an org chart; learned how -not- to do it while making it. Looking forward to ripping it apart and doing it correctly when the deaths start piling up we get some new recruits.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    I also drive the bus.

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  • Oh My GodOh My God Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I also drive the bus.
    I wasn't sure what to do about that, actually! Since the 'ranger is lost in action if every member of a combat team is killed, it's clearly flown by someone who is deployed on the mission (and not by a dedicated pilot).

    On the other hand,"Look, kids! It's the Voortrekker Monument."

    I'll make a notation of your Warrant Officer (Flight Crew) status on the next update, and we'll worry about unsnarling continuity errors if the SAC manages to have a full team wipe.

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  • Talus9952Talus9952 Registered User regular
    It seems I have a minor flesh wound.

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  • FandaFanda Hang a shining star upon the highest boughRegistered User regular
    I love the idea of a pessimist-fatalist Morale Officer with depressive tendencies.

    Just sitting in his office drinking all day and playing Townes Van Zandt records over the base intercom.

    Molybdenum wrote: »
    Soon you will be as tadpoles finding their legs, heaving yourselves out of the muscle butter baths and onto the beaches, croaking the songs of war.
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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Wait.

    You're employing Section Nine, and the recruits are going out in overalls with popguns?

    I hesitate to criticize, but... why aren't you using the combat cyborgs to kill aliens instead of having them sit around at the base drinking?

  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    Wait.

    You're employing Section Nine, and the recruits are going out in overalls with popguns?

    I hesitate to criticize, but... why aren't you using the combat cyborgs to kill aliens instead of having them sit around at the base drinking?

    Use the combat cyborgs? XCOM has to lease its aircraft due to budget restrictions and you want to piss away the rest on the maintenance required to keep cyborgs in the field!?

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    "Doomed. We're all doomed."
    *absently picks up service pistol, racks the slide, makes a half-hearted effort at aiming at his temple before setting it back down on the desk and reaching for the bottle*

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    "Doomed. We're all doomed."
    *absently picks up service pistol, racks the slide, makes a half-hearted effort at aiming at his temple before setting it back down on the desk and reaching for the bottle*

    Sorry, but we can't afford to waste ammo like that, Commander Zoom.
    Plus, the janitors tend to complain. Something about getting grey matter out of the carpeting.

    If you want to take the easy exit, please submit for F4-R3W-311 to requisition up to 8 feet of rope and private use of the barracks' secondary closet for 1 half hour.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    cowards. if you want to commit suicide you'd be doing better by strapping High-Ex to your chest and being the first into a UFO.
    At least you'd have purpose.

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  • Oh My GodOh My God Registered User regular
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  • FandaFanda Hang a shining star upon the highest boughRegistered User regular
    edited January 2015
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    Man, that's hard to swallow. On the easiest mission we're ever likely to have, we suffer our first loss - and it's one of our precious few heavy weapon carriers.

    I don't know what to say, you guys. Line of sight around corners is some treacherous shit.


    One sliver of consolation is that Heatwave and Bigity are now up to 43 and 41 strength respectively. Also, Baske has a new toy to play with.

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    It justifies its price tag almost immediately. A Large Scout appears in our newly expanded detection radius, heading north.

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    It cruises at high altitude directly over the Spanish farmland that was the site of Operation Gut Check, then begins a gradual eastward descent into the heart of Western Europe.

    For several minutes, the UFO meanders to and fro across the Tyrolean Alps. It's almost as though it's looking for something specific in the hills below.

    With the Dakkajet closing in, it finally makes a break for the Adriatic Sea ...

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    ... but it's far too late for that. EvmaAlsar's third confirmed kill crashes down in rural Croatia.

    Back in the hangar at Haus Von Trapp, the strike team has assembled before Commander Zoom for the traditional pre-mission pep talk.

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    Molybdenum wrote: »
    Soon you will be as tadpoles finding their legs, heaving yourselves out of the muscle butter baths and onto the beaches, croaking the songs of war.
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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    Oh man, I didn't get my stupid job yet? If the world is going to hell in a handbasket I would like a stupid X-COM job that will likely get me killed with everyone else at the same time.

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    cowards. if you want to commit suicide you'd be doing better by strapping High-Ex to your chest and being the first into a UFO.
    At least you'd have purpose.

    Hmmm, yeah, about that.
    Some of the rookies have expressed "concerns" with the idea of sitting in the bus with... how did they put it? Oh yeah: "Depressingly suicidal nutbags with enough c4 shoved up their ass to almost dislodge the stick"... Not my words of course, but, the thought process here isn't entirely without merit.

    Besides which, high explosives aren't really in the budget for this quarter unless they're in projectile form. And next quarter isn't looking too good either on the suicide vest front.
    Fortunately, we've still got the rope on hand, a big stack of requisition forms, and we're putting in a reinforced coat hook that should be able to support up to 300 pounds.

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    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • QuestionablySaneQuestionablySane Registered User regular
    I'll sign up as a ground pounder Male 4.

  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    It seems curious to me that our race will so readily throw themselves at a significantly superior force with little care of their own personal safety. One wonders, what drives someone to these extremes? I must make an appointment with @Commander Zoom to learn more

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  • QuestionablySaneQuestionablySane Registered User regular
    I like to think it's our plucky can do attitude, that or World government sponsored mind control.

  • EvmaAlsarEvmaAlsar Birmingham, EnglandRegistered User regular
    Nice, couple more scouts like that and I'll make Ace :D

    Then I can get a nicer scarf and appreciate the kill markings on my nosecone before the inevitable dogfight against a battleship snuffs me out in a puff of black smoke in the sky.

    ...I need to stop hanging around Commander Zoom.

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    If the position of CAG is open (Commander Air Group), I believe I can supply enough Top Gun and Ace Combat references to keep things entertaining.

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  • Oh My GodOh My God Registered User regular
    If the position of CAG is open (Commander Air Group), I believe I can supply enough Top Gun and Ace Combat references to keep things entertaining.

    That'll be filled once X-COM has more of an Air Wing and less of an Air Duo. I'm guessing it'll be based off of a combined average of confirmed kills, successful sorties, and demonstrated quipping-under-fire abilities.

  • ElderlycrawfishElderlycrawfish Registered User regular
    Oh My God wrote: »
    If the position of CAG is open (Commander Air Group), I believe I can supply enough Top Gun and Ace Combat references to keep things entertaining.

    That'll be filled once X-COM has more of an Air Wing and less of an Air Duo. I'm guessing it'll be based off of a combined average of confirmed kills, successful sorties, and demonstrated quipping-under-fire abilities.


    The only way you need to establish pilot hierarchy is with beach volleyball.

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