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Offline General Battuta

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
X-COM could prevent so many casualties if it just taught its agents a single decent door breach technique. Or issued flashbangs.

Can't wait for the carnage when Ethereals and Sectoid Leaders show up

 

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Great, another good way of dying.
Count me in!.
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
I hereby volunteer for Interceptor or Skyranger duty, whenever one becomes available.  Probably Skyranger if possible, because that's the closest it gets to a transporter in thsi game. :P

Although Interceptor would fit nicely with the other Scotty from HH.

I'm good with either.

 
Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Oh I just started a game of Terror from the Deep last night. Must finish that game finally . . . and going to try playing semi-hardcore by not cheating and reloading missions when things go to ****.

 

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Oh I just started a game of Terror from the Deep last night. Must finish that game finally . . . and going to try playing semi-hardcore by not cheating and reloading missions when things go to ****.

oh jesus

you are going to die

 

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Sign me up, sounds like you need some fresh fodder to replace the losses  :D
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Sure, sign me up. Always ready to die defending the HLP homeland. Or out of sheer stupidity. Or simply in vain. Any of those.

 
Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Put me down for the reinforcements division!

Also, this reminds me that I have that partially-finished TFTD LP to get back to. I'll get that going again too.

 

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
We have a second UFO. It was detected on the ground in, I think, Canada. As a supranational organization we really don't care much about exact borders. (By what was this detected? Is our radar on a sonde ballon or something? I guess somebody just called us and said "hey dude there's a UFO here, please kill it.)


Interceptor 2 and Nuke are launched to hold it down while the Skyranger closes. Unfortunately we haven't been able to replace the two troopers lost in the last mission yet, so it's Sergeant Goober5000, Awesometank Spoon, and seven rookies.

The deployment procedure goes normally, until Mongoose reports an alien standing in an open field on the opposite side of the Skyranger. He takes four shots, a three round burst and a snap, but none of them connect and the alien remains blissfully ignorant it's even been fired at. Goober, on the other side of the Skyranger ramp, shoots under it, and miraculously manages not to hit Mongoose or the Skyranger. Even more miraculously, he actually strikes the alien with one of his four rounds. Unfortunately the 6.7mm of the standard X-COM rifle isn't gutsy enough for a one-shot kill, as proved in the last mission. The techheads have promised us some kind of laser weapons soon, but they complain their best coders scientists keep burning out and going on sabbaticals.

Enter Swantz, who blows the alien's brains out the side of its head with his second round of a three-round burst and doesn't need to take that fourth shot snap.


The heavy weapons debark next. Jeff Vader and The E, who've respectively been given an Autocannon and our Missile Launcher, set up to mousehole Mongoose and Swantz an entrance into a barn. Spoon clears the first floor of another barn, while the two Heavy Cannon with Axem and Mjn.maxel deploy to cover south, towards the UFO. The last two rifles, Goob and Polpolion, also move in that direction.


Jeff Vader reports movement, a single hostile in the barn.


So The E fires a missile into the back wall to provide a clear line of fire. Since he has a Heavy Missile loaded, he actually blows the entire back wall of the barn off. Jeff Vader, unfazed by massive explosions after having played Inferno, immediately fires a burst of HE rounds into the barn to kill the strangely oblivious alien. None of the three rounds actually strike the alien, but the first one apparently sets him on fire with flaming shrapnel, while the second, bracketing the creature from the other side, kills him with more shrapnel. The third round is way off target, landing in the front corner furthest from the alien. I choose to believe it was intentionally missed to preserve the alien's corpse and equipment.


Mongoose and Swantz move up to use the miraculously still-intact stairs to check the second level, while everyone else advances along their assigned areas.

There's no further contact until Turn 6, when Jeff Vader and The E encounter another alien moving around their UFO. The E, having not moved yet, takes his time for an accurate shot.


It pays off, as he gets a second alien who was just out of view. Unfortunately he's now out of rocket ammo, since that crap is heavy and the training regimen hasn't taken full effect yet, so he switches to his pistol backup. Having seen how effective the rifle is, I suspect he doesn't have much faith in the pistol's effectiveness either.


As Turn 7 opens, it seems the alien we thought Swantz had killed apparently just got back up. Considering it literally took a rifle round in the side of the head, I have to admit I'm impressed with its resilience.

The E is assigned to make sure it doesn't do this again, but two pistol shots miss and prove him correct about the quality of his backup weapon, and ultimately Mongoose has to do it.


We're now reasonably sure that no aliens remain outside the UFO, but Mjn.Maxel and Axem mousehole themselves entrances into the (oddly empty of furniture) farmhouse and then load AP rounds for possible close combat while they check it. It's as empty of aliens as it is of furniture. Goob and Polpolion head around the UFO for the entrance. This one's a lot bigger than the first one we fought.

The second alien that was assumed dead from The E's missile gets up and flees into the UFO several turns after it was assumed. No one fires, it left its equipment on the ground, and as we are not yet ready to assault the UFO, no one pursues. It pops up again in the first stage of the assault (surprisingly, nobody dies going in), where Polpolion fires at it, narrowly missing The E.


It ducks out several more times, but suitably chastised by The E's swearing at them, nobody fires at it again. Mongoose, first through the next door, in fact ignores it entirely to check the main control area. The E follows him through and shoots the alien with his pistol. Presumably it will now stay down. Swantz moves through the opposite door, and confronts an alien with a pistol.


The first two shots miss, but the third takes it in the neck and tears out several things the alien needs. It goes down, trying to cry out in pain, but then realizes it doesn't have an airway or vocal cords anymore so it can only gurgle.

MISSION COMPLETE! Didn't lose anyone this time, either.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2012, 05:50:49 pm by NGTM-1R »
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Little sad Axem didn't have a crowning moment of awesome in defense of his motherland.
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
I'd like to volunteer in the unlikely case that more casualties happen.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
I'd like to volunteer in the unlikely case that more casualties happen.

You are way too optimistic about this man.
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Offline Polpolion

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
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Jeff Vader, unfazed by massive explosions after having played Inferno

Nothing but the strictest training regimens we go through at HLP. :p


Also I really love the way you write these NGTM-1R. Ignoring the fact that I didn't stick with nearly as long as I had intended, I was never really all that fond of how the descriptions in mine turned out.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2012, 05:46:47 pm by Polpolion »

 

Offline Thaeris

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Goober, despite being portrayed as a female by the game, is apparently pretty badass.

Goober 5000 is now Boober 10K.

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
What a shame, I didn't get to shoot anything this time around.
Well no matter, I'm sure there will be plenty more to come!
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[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!
Oh I just started a game of Terror from the Deep last night. Must finish that game finally . . . and going to try playing semi-hardcore by not cheating and reloading missions when things go to ****.

oh jesus

you are going to die

Yeah I'll be burning through guys probably. I am only playing on Veteran though, so, it might not be that bad. I can't remember what level I usually play on.
Only problem is sometimes you hit a tanker or something, and there are those UFO buggers and so forth and they just murder you. Cross that bridge when I come to it.

 

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
If the aliens don't make a noise when they go down, they aren't really dead!
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
These are very crisply written, NGTM1R. Very readable, engaging LP.

  
Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
These are very crisply written, NGTM1R. Very readable, engaging LP.

Agreed. I will attempt to steal some of your style.
EDIT: Ah, nevermind, that's cheap and won't work anyway.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2012, 12:10:06 am by Scourge of Ages »

 

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
I'd like to volunteer to be a character. Preferably one who does long-range damage. A sniper or something.
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