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Offline z64555

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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
If it's a bunker.

Probably something like a wine cellar...
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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
The very bad news is that FireSpawn returned to base in the single most damaged Barracuda anyone has ever seen, with one side of the craft simply gone, and Scotty came back with most of his control systems shot and a large hole through the craft where the secondary crew position normally is.

The Award of the Mechanic's Nightmare

The award itself was a gray statuette of a HLPX-COM mechanic with a wrench uprased as a weapon. The mechanic's expression was of pure, if silly, rage.

I get it.

 

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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
If it's a bunker.

hurricane shelter?
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watsisname, I hardly knew ya'. /salute
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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
If it's a bunker.

Probably something like a wine cellar...

I always assumed those rooms were changing rooms for the beach, or outdoor bathrooms myself.

 

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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
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Then TrashMan shoots the tank in the back while trying to kill the alien.
This again!?  :mad:

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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
Back to Tokyo!

One for Spoon.


Okay, we've got at least four aliens in this area to the north of the LZ, most of which revealed themselves by taking shots, and why they've not managed to kill anyone I don't know. They didn't even get the civvie. Let's start cleaning this stuff up.

Jack hit this one after it took a couple shots at other people and missed them. BlueFlames finished it off.


IronBeer stunned this one, and Mongoose and Akalabeth killed the two other aliens which were north of that. The greybrown in the yard was also a BlueFlames kill from an earlier turn.


This guy has gone incredibly ****ing grenade happy. See all that smoke? That's him throwing grenades. Why does he does he do this? Some aliens are issued melee weapons and four grenades. But aliens don't actually understand how to use non-innate melee weapons so they throw grenades until they run out and then wander around like idiots. Jack got a hit but BlueFlames had to finish.


Mongoose finds another and offers greetings from Earth.


Who killed that alien? I don't know. I didn't do it. I assume mister pistol here did it, but nobody will ever know because Jack shot it a couple seconds later, followed by StarSlayer blasting down the back wall of the building to get at it for the killshot.


StarSlayer rejects this alien's claim that he really works here.


Mission Complete, and...

Wait what? Nobody died! I checked the map for X-COM corpses loading a previous save and couldn't find any. What bull**** lies is this, TFTD?!

I had to compare post-mission and pre-mission Aquanaut rosters. Apparently Akalabeth did not survive his first mission, but I never heard a death scream, much less saw him fall. :confused:

Illumination firing with Gas Cannon wasn't very effective on this map or the last, primarily because they're so cluttered and bumpy. I'll have to reconsider the willy pete. Also, a lack of things to intercept is worrying me, so at this point we're putting up another base off of Japan in the hopes of being able to spot and attack more alien ships.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2012, 04:16:55 am by NGTM-1R »
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Offline watsisname

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I did a similar "Wait, what?" before reading your last paragraphs.  Unexplained deaths FTL. :[
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
I am honestly very confused. I assume the alien that Mongoose killed was the one who killed Alakabeth, but as I said I never saw a shot, saw him fall, or heard him cry out...and I'm not sure that alien even had LOS. They don't need it technically, I mentioned the arcing shot they have before, but they need it to target if there are no other living aliens with line of sight. And there were not.

But spotting is ****ed up in TFTD. I've mentioned that too.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2012, 04:50:28 pm by NGTM-1R »
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It begins...

And it will keep happening until trashman bites it.
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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
The very bad news is that FireSpawn returned to base in the single most damaged Barracuda anyone has ever seen, with one side of the craft simply gone, and Scotty came back with most of his control systems shot and a large hole through the craft where the secondary crew position normally is.

Those alien pilots are insane! That thing just came swooping out of nowhere. If it wasn't Scotty screaming "DIVE! DIVE! DIVE! HIT YOUR BURNERS PILOT!" over the comms, it would be all of my Barracuda smeared along the side of the UFO rather than just the left.

 It could have been none at all, but I discovered a shocking lack of afterburners when the enemy craft was only a few feet from the port hull.
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
Obligatory "Avoid the alien craft and you won't get hit, pilot !".
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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
Question - did I do anything that mission? I see my name on the screenshot, but all the text doesn't mention me at all.
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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
Question - did I do anything that mission? I see my name on the screenshot, but all the text doesn't mention me at all.

Don't think you did, I think you just happened to be selected in that screenshot.

On the plus side, you didn't do anything.

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I request to "accidently" firendy-fire Ravenholme next mission.
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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
I had to compare post-mission and pre-mission Aquanaut rosters. Apparently Akalabeth did not survive his first mission, but I never heard a death scream, much less saw him fall. :confused:

Illumination firing with Gas Cannon wasn't very effective on this map or the last, primarily because they're so cluttered and bumpy. I'll have to reconsider the willy pete. Also, a lack of things to intercept is worrying me, so at this point we're putting up another base off of Japan in the hopes of being able to spot and attack more alien ships.

I probably faked my death and went AWOL then went and got sushi

 

Offline watsisname

Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
That's not sushi!
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
Question - did I do anything that mission? I see my name on the screenshot, but all the text doesn't mention me at all.

You probably took a couple shots at the beginning, most people did, but when you get down to it who gets kills and who goes first is semi-random.
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
Tasoth. We're better-prepared this time, but not by much. Not enough. I pulled the plug after I had to stun people in the transport when they got MC'd. (Fortunately no losses.) Fortunately we've got some sub intercepts in the pipe that will hopefully help make up for it.

We're here in the mid-Atlantic, east of Iceland, near the mid-Atlantic Ridge. We're back to the black smokers. BloodEagle is possessed by the Spirit of CommanderDJ.


StarSlayer and the auspiciously nicknamed rookie The E prepare to breach.


One hostile. No others. Kill goes to The E.


We've got our Hyperwave Decoder equivalent, the Transmission Resolver, working. We're still building them mind; the first one will go up at Xenowatch off Japan, the construction work on the other will be done sometime this month. But for now, FireSpawn shot down a sub, recovery time.

For some reason, this guy didn't react to the tank. But he reacted to mxlm, two badly aimed shots. That will...cost him.


Oh ****, there was a wellhead there wasn't there? No oil leak but...what the hell, people? That's a huge mess of bubbles, can't see crap through them.


Kill to TrashMan. We'll miss you when the tank takes its revenge.


Kill to BloodEagle.


We're getting flashes of movement through the cloud, but no solid contact to shoot at. Scratch that, the alien just took two shots at TrashMan. He returned one. Both sides hit nothing. mxlm misses an aimed shot from his Gas Cannon. MP-Ryan brings the alien down with a Gauss round.

A lot of aliens right there. Maybe they saw the Triton land and were waiting for us. Their spacing could use work; we could have killed them all with a pulser. (We have pulsers again.)

Mission Complete. The four aliens we killed apparently composed the entire crew of the UFO.


Next up: ship attack. North African coast. Daylight. Green men. We can do this.
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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
Easy peasy. If you've got a couple of hours to kill and enough ammo.