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Offline Turambar

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Make me a psychic!  Or a meatshield!  Whichever :-D
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Spoon http://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Tank_Comparison lists 1st game tanks and their stats
Cheers.

(Now watch me miss every shot with the new laser cannon)
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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

 

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Sign me up on whatever you need most.   :yes:

 

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

A picture of Spoon hard at work in the X-Com base. Driving expensive equipment from a distance.
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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

 

Offline Commander Zane

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

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
How different is the laser tank compared to the cannon version?

It's essentially the same vehicle in most terms, but the laser is actually quite powerful and, aside from an inability to fire automatic (which is endemic to all tanks), compares well to a Heavy Plasma shot. 110 laser damage per shot, which is 5 less raw damage than a Heavy Plasma round and 50 more than the old cannon tank.

In all honesty the Laser Tank chassis may end up coming with us to Cydonia if we get there. It's really that good, especially against the late-game enemies with a weakness to lasers, and if I'm willing to drop the time, it can actually function as a breaching tool for interior UFO walls, though not well.

And why am I carrying a laser rifle? I want a auto-canon!

You literally can't carry it and move well enough to save TUs for reaction fire. One of the things I'm doing is using electroflares for strength training, stacking enough into the inventory to impair TUs just a little. The game threw a heck of a lot of weaklings at me in recruiting.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2012, 09:09:13 pm by NGTM-1R »
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!

You literally can't carry it and move well enough to save TUs for reaction fire. One of the things I'm doing is using electroflares for strength training, stacking enough into the inventory to impair TUs just a little. The game threw a heck of a lot of weaklings at me in recruiting.


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« Last Edit: April 24, 2012, 08:09:55 am by StarSlayer »
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Awesome writing NGTM, please consider myself available for immediate sentencing.

Oh... bad luck with the HE Goober
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Re: THE BLACK WEDNESDAY MASSACRE
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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.
Booya!

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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.
Right, um... intentionally. :nervous:

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Jeff Vader, exclaiming incredulously of his comrade's incompetence, steps out of the transport and goes for a missile shot. He hits the Skyranger's canard. Okay, guess we're walking home!
Sorry, sir! ><

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Jeff Vader moves to join Swantz and takes four shots at the flying alien. He manages to miss to both sides, beneath, and above it. The flying alien responds by throwing a curious device at his feet, and then taking a pistol shot which misses completely, in fact going over the top of the Skyranger. The grenade then blows the **** out of Swantz, Jeff Vader, and Redsniper. Redsniper doesn't even leave a body behind, despite having been further from the blast than the other two.
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
And why am I carrying a laser rifle? I want a auto-canon!

You literally can't carry it and move well enough to save TUs for reaction fire. One of the things I'm doing is using electroflares for strength training, stacking enough into the inventory to impair TUs just a little. The game threw a heck of a lot of weaklings at me in recruiting.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

As soon as I get some strength or TU increase I wants an Auto-cannon.

Come to think of it, how does the game handle strength increase?
EDIT: Nevermind..just checked. Primary actions cause stat increases. The mroe promary actiosn you do, the more your stats improve.

http://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Experience#How_Experience_Points_Are_Applied

http://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Experience_Training
« Last Edit: April 24, 2012, 02:06:32 am by TrashMan »
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Gentlemen and ladies, you are currently aboard Skyranger 1 as we climb to our cruising altitude of 30,000 feet.

The good news: as you might notice, at the back of the bay we have a brand-new Tank. The techies got this to us two days ago and Spoon has been practicing with the teleoperating setup since. Yes, that's right, we built it. This is the new Tank/Laser, which will be our standard armored support until something better comes along. Also, please welcome Rodo to the squad. And remember that inflight hazing gets you thrown out the ramp first.


The bad news: Col. Fishguts was having a frank exchange of views with a cyberdisk last mission when it abruptly blew the hell up, injuring him. The docs have not cleared him for anything more than light duty yet. He will not be joining us.


Our destination is Havana, Cuba, where an alien incursion has been reported. There will be no inflight movie.

The welcoming committee is late, and grenades are thrown and mad screaming abounds on the first alien turn, but no enemies are sighted. Spoon moves cautiously towards the source of a grenade and spots the tardy welcoming committee. SpardaSon takes a shot with his newly-issued autocannon but despite the HE rounds doesn't scratch the target. Spoon then offers the traditional HLPX-COM greeting: laser-based death.


SpardaSon spots an alien in alley. Mindful of the nearby civilian, he fires a pair of snapshots rather than blazing away on full auto. Both miss, but the second is close enough to hurt. Headdie steps up and fires a brief auto burst with his laser to finish it off.


TrashMan, who now can at least somewhat carry an autocannon, spots another alien and does his best SpardaSon impression: three rounds, no direct hits, two close enough to hurt, but no kill. Titan tries to finish with a laser shot, but it passes mere millimeters in front of the alien's face. Jr2 takes six shots on full auto but doesn't come nearly that close, while Axem actually connects, but doesn't kill it. This is a tough little grey bastard.


The aliens are very bad at using grenades; they expended three trying to kill one civilian here. She's still alive and the alien I just praised for his toughness blew himself up.


Spoon spots another and Rodo engages it. The first round kills the alien; the other two are wasted...one of them into the back of the tank, again. You have got to stop doing that people.


Spoon, disgusted, takes the nearest intersection. No enemies are discovered. The squad breaks up into two-man fire teams with one person assigned to work with the tank. Titan and Mjn.Maxel are assigned to secure the buildings near the Skyranger, while everyone else spreads out into town. (Red dots are civvies.)


Axem reports that one of the civilians is apparently so traumatized by having a bunch of grenades thrown at her that's she's leaped into a fire. TrashMan chimes in to confirm. And yes, this will hurt them. Fire does damage to any unarmored unit which stands in it, and can ignite them if they're in or next to it. (Curiously, units on fire don't provide illumination like fire itself does.)


The E locates an alien and blows him the hell up, while Rodo gets his second kill of the mission from an alien who stepped through a door to check out what the explosion was about and failed to notice the people pointing laser rifles at it.


The mission is pretty close to over; the majority of the buildings have been cleared and things are apparently going well. An alien appears and throws something at Jr2. Jr2 fires back. Too late. The grenade goes off, killing Jr2 and Rodo. The E launches a missile into the alley their killer fled into, and kills it. (He also blows up Rodo's corpse. Oops.)


Mission complete. Despite technically being a win, this would probably be viewed as  loss by most objective observers. (And I have no idea where we killed the civvies, again!)
« Last Edit: April 24, 2012, 03:00:04 am by NGTM-1R »
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Offline CommanderDJ

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Yay, winning by technicality. Why can I not remember for the life of me what HE stands for?

Also, did the civilian jump into the fire on purpose?

So it seems those three plasma rounds to the face last mission killed me? You didn't explicitly state it, that's all. :D
[16:57] <CommanderDJ> What prompted the decision to split WiH into acts?
[16:58] <battuta> it was long, we wanted to release something
[16:58] <battuta> it felt good to have a target to hit
[17:00] <RangerKarl> not sure if talking about strike mission, or jerking off
[17:00] <CommanderDJ> WUT
[17:00] <CommanderDJ> hahahahaha
[17:00] <battuta> hahahaha
[17:00] <RangerKarl> same thing really, if you think about it

 

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Yay, winning by technicality. Why can I not remember for the life of me what HE stands for?

Also, did the civilian jump into the fire on purpose?

So it seems those three plasma rounds to the face last mission killed me? You didn't explicitly state it, that's all. :D

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
:nervous:  I'd hoped to at least land a hit before expiring.  :lol:

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
So it seems those three plasma rounds to the face last mission killed me? You didn't explicitly state it, that's all. :D

Sadly, yes, they did.

:nervous:  I'd hoped to at least land a hit before expiring.  :lol:

You may yet. My most recent save has gotten corrupted somehow (the game absolutely flipped out when yet another terror mission spawned at Cape Town) and so I may or may not need to do Havana over again since I'm not quite sure where the next one back is. Schrodinger's X-COM Operative, as it were.
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Oooh, time warp.  ;7

 

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Sign me up, somebody's gotta beat The E in the game.

 

Offline TrashMan

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Hire that civiilan!

It takes massive balls to survive 3 alien grenades AND go dancing around in fire.
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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
ZOMG I'm a redshirt now! And I'm not dead!

EDIT: Civilians are dumb because all the smart humans joined XCOM so they could wear the impossibly cool combat uniforms. And have cool hair.
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Offline Spoon

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Re: HLPX-COM: You're All Dying For Your Planet, Right Here!
Hah, my new laser tank is sweet.

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Spoon spots another and Rodo engages it. The first round kills the alien; the other two are wasted...one of them into the back of the tank, again. You have got to stop doing that people.
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An alien appears and throws something at Jr2. Jr2 fires back. Too late. The grenade goes off, killing Jr2 and Rodo.
It keeps happening!
Urutorahappī!!

[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