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Offline StarSlayer

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Lacking a PzKpfw II Spoonzer to soak up friendly fire, B-team resorts to shooting other operatives to fulfill their quota.
“Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world”

 

Offline Turambar

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Can i get a brother/clone/reincarnation/personwiththesamename?
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Sure.

For reference, the current list of people who are still in the queue.

First-Timers
Fury
Alex Heartnet
Backslash
StarSlayer
General Battuta
swashmebuckle

Second Lifers
Rodo
CommanderDJ
Mongoose
Polpolion
Redsniper
Turambar

Special Request
JGZinv, who's slated to operate our next aircraft or tank. (Which probably means the first Firestorm.)
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Oo, I want to reincarnate or something too.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

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20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Signing up for duty sir!
May the Force be with you

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Special Request
JGZinv, who's slated to operate our next aircraft or tank. (Which probably means the first Firestorm.)

surely we have something better to do with our elerium!

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
At the moment, honestly no.

Also paying for all these aircraft is killing our budget despite building Lazor Beamz and there's no way I'll be able to afford a second Interceptor for Dekker's Pad at this rate. I'll probably build a Firestorm and use it to bounce small UFOs over the US and Canada, transfer the second Interceptor to Dekker's Pad.

EDIT: Actually, I take that back. Power Suits are in the near future.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2012, 02:59:03 pm by NGTM-1R »
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
The Firestorm is an unproven, unreliable, resource-hungry piece of technology. It eats up material that could be better deployed on the battlefield, its range and loiter time are limited (meaning it cannot shadow alien ships to their bases or supply ships to their landing zones very well) and there is a good chance that it will fly Teal'c and O'Neill into deep space in what was honestly a pretty solid episode. We would be stronger without it and I will commit insubordination to voice this opinion, general hammond
« Last Edit: April 27, 2012, 03:12:00 pm by General Battuta »

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Major Carter, at ease. We have powered armor to build.

(ON THE BOUNCE!...wait we need Flying Suits for that. Dammit.)
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Mission 14 was conducted against a UFO that Nuke downed in Mexico, by the Area 51 squad. Mxlm and Scourge of Ages both distinguished themselves assaulting the UFO. Mxlm, shortly after the breach, shot and killed two Floaters as they attempted a counterassault with two consecutive reaction shots. Scourge of Ages killed one alien during the initial breach, and then recalling the balls-up by Squad 2, got out his Stun Rod. At great personal risk he stunned two aliens. All HLPX-COM personnel survived; in fact, thanks to the freak negation of a Heavy Plasma hit by Scourge of Ages' armor (making him the luckiest trooper ever), none was even injured.

His foresight has paid great dividends. We have previously captured many aliens; badly injured Chryssalids (which were immediately destroyed as too risky to contain), a Reaper too shot up to move but still alive, a Sectoid Medic that stunned itself. After the mission, during preliminary interrogation, it became clear one of the “Floaters” was simply a soldier. The other, however, is an alien pilot and navigator.

We don't know where the aliens come from, aside from a vague “space”, and we've only detected them after they enter Earth's atmosphere. (Note to self; hijack Russian RORSATs, point them outwards.) But we're quite suddenly on our way to finding out.

We've missed a couple interceptions; a large and a medium UFO were detected by Dekker's Pad, but outran pursuit. Nevertheless, many of the signatory nations were quite pleased with our performance this month.

A large UFO has appeared over the Eastern Seaboard and was shot down inland over Canada; it took the combined efforts of both Nuke and Scotty, and most of their missiles, to bring it down. Lessons from the first battle with a ship of this class were remembered, however, and neither Interceptor was damaged. Skyranger 1 has been launched to assault the wreck and recover it.

On approach, flares are passed and incendiaries loaded for night combat. This is the same sort of ship Squad 1 lost the original tank and CommanderDJ assaulting, but despite many missile hits it appears to be essentially intact. Axem chimes in and reminds everyone that the other one looked intact too; all damage there was internal.

The ramp drops as Darius brings the Skyranger in. Spoon's tank and -Joshua- disembark, but draw no fire and locate no hostiles. Then a Floater darts off the roof of the building next to the Skyranger, drops three stories, and runs into a building through the front door. Why he felt the need to do all that when he could have just used the stairs on the roof is a mystery, but Spoon blasts away a section of wall to reveal the Floater before clearing the line of fire and KyadCK blasts the floater. (And the door. Must consider the possibility long-term HLPX-COM agents develop violent reactions to doors.)


One problem of the switch to rocket launchers was that illumination firing is now sorely restricted, with only a single round from each launcher. SpardaSon puts his rocket out, eager to load something useful. (My kingdom for a grenade launcher loaded with parachute flares or something; the limits of line-of-sight illumination are surprisingly troublesome.) Hopes of an intact ship like that smaller one they recovered a few days ago are dashed as he reports smoke leaking from small rents in the ship's hull.


Due to the presence of Floaters, and the fact the previous ship of this sort carried terror units of the crew race, everyone is told to expect Demented Fuzzy Shivans. Committing anyone to sweeping the area outside the ship so far seems unwise and possibly dangerous, so everyone with a rifle is pulled pack to assault the ship. The missile launchers set up to defend the Skyranger for now. (I'm tempted to cut back on the number of missile troops; having six rifles is proving to be a major limiting factor.)

A Floater reveals his presence by taking repeated shots at Spoon's tank and missing, in the process also blasting Spoon a way to get at him through this building.


The Spoonzer Elite will not be denied. The flames you see there are TrashMan actually being helpful to the tank by lighting the area up. It's shocking, I know. I half expected him to fire into the tank despite the wall in the way.


Scourge of Ages continues to prove his worth. The Demented Fuzzy Shivan never had a chance. (The Floater was already dead, though.)


Another Demented Fuzzy Shivan appears. They wag their butts in a really weird, uncomfortable-looking way when they're walking pointed directly away from the camera, by the way. Mxlm, please stop it from doing that.


Much obliged.


jg18 and Scourge of Ages make it to the top floor of the UFO safely. KyadCK and mxlm cover the opposite side of the UFO, as everyone keeps hearing door noises, while jr2 and -Joshua- prepared to ascend as well. Jg18 makes our next contact.

Hoping to be as fondly recalled as Scourge of Ages, he stuns the alien.

An alien, firing from the top floor, misses two rounds at mxlm, but strikes home with one shot from its plasma rifle. It finds a weak point in mxlm's armor and kills him, ending the career of what was honestly one of the most promising recruits HLPX-COM has had. (mxlm's stats on recruitment were top-notch, he was actually better than some of the squaddies.)


jg18 rushes over at the sound of gunfire, finding the alien still looking the wrong way, too late to stop it from killing mxlm. Stun Rod still in one hand, he nonetheless shoots it repeatedly with his laser rifle. Meanwhile, Scourge of Ages confronts another at four squares away. He explains its kind is not welcome here by shooting it twice, but it shoots him back. Another auto burst finishes the job. Jr2 renders first aid.


KyadCK finds an alien hiding in a barn and kills it. The last one, though, is being elusive, taking several turns to hunt down before it's found in a hedged-in field. A Demented Fuzzy Shivan, KyadCK spots it and pulls back. The E calls down the thunder.


Mission Complete! There was a decent haul of alien tech, another Floater Navigator, and a Floater Medic.
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
I request the Auto-cannon back. Missile Launcher are too restrictive :(
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
* headdie salutes mxlm

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
* Scourge of Ages salutes mxlm too

Thanks buddy, your sacrifice will be fondly remembered. And I grabbed some DNA on the way out, we might be able to clone you later.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Godspeed mxlm o7

 

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Here's hoping we actually managed to get a pretty accurate brain scan of everyone.  What makes you you isn't just the mech body you're stuck in, ya know.  e.g., what are new clones programmed with?

Or is that all in the fiction part of this?  Does X-COM actually do clones?  If so, are they mostly useful?  I mean, a carbon copy of a body is nice, but the experiences that forged the personality have to be backed up to be able to be restored.

 

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Here's hoping we actually managed to get a pretty accurate brain scan of everyone.  What makes you you isn't just the mech body you're stuck in, ya know.  e.g., what are new clones programmed with?

Or is that all in the fiction part of this?  Does X-COM actually do clones?  If so, are they mostly useful?  I mean, a carbon copy of a body is nice, but the experiences that forged the personality have to be backed up to be able to be restored.

No, there are no clones or backups. Dead is dead.

 

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Oh, ok, I heard mention earlier and thought maybe it was a game mechanic that gets acquired later on.

 

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
If you hit it and it bleeds, you can kill it. If you hit it and it doesn't bleed...You are obviously not hitting hard enough.

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
o7 mxlm

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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 
Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
It was just a joke.  X-COM doesn't actually clone their soldiers.  Personality download would invalidate a squad-based game pretty hard if your best soldiers never died but just came back from the dead after every mission with a burning desire for vengeance.
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[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
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