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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
As in the last game, our base has been positioned to defend our best sponsors; the US and to a lesser extent Europe. After the US government derped out last game, it fell within a week of our return from Cydonia, particularly after the Chinese released footage of Shanghai and the Nigerian government provided documentation of the first and second attacks on Lagos in Nigeria to the UN. They're now one of our best supporters.


Internal layout is similar to Area 51, as you can see. We're also close to flat broke after reequipping our soldiers and interceptors properly.


This is the Barracuda. It will be our primary interceptor craft. It's a remarkable craft, a submarine with aircraft-like handling and more importantly aircraft-like speed, plus full flight ability for overland pursuits. This is achieved by superheating air or water with lasers and directing it as thrust. The system is quite efficient, if a bit bulky; it's not suited to carrier-based aircraft, or believe me we'd be operating more mobile than this. Though in certain configurations the Barracuda carries a small group of passengers or a weapons officer, ours do not. Some other configurations are semi-autonomous, but experience from the First Alien War has taught us that automated systems are not always reliable in the face of alien electronic warfare. Piloting duties have been given to Scotty and FireSpawn.


The Triton is our assault transporter. The Triton was developed for the US Navy to deploy SEALs anywhere in the world within a couple of days, remaining underwater. Ours are on loan from the USN but we're supplying the crew. Our pilot will be jg18.


And this is our tank. We've generally avoided underwater-only weapons elsewhere, but the Aquajet Coelacanth's heavy firepower will be useful for terrain clearing underwater, while it can still scout on land if we're called upon there. We suspect we will be, despite the proliferation of HLPX-COM derived laser weaponry in the last forty years. Returning for tank operations will be Spoon. (Why mess with a good thing?)


Also, whoever the hell took all our royalties on that tech: You're in deep **** if we catch you. Seriously, you're better off jumping in front of an alien weapon right now. That money could have helped defend Earth.
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I miss the lasers already. :(

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Omggggg, TEH SEQUAL has begunnnnn!!!!!!111one
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“Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world”

 

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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
The good news: most of the month passed quietly.

The bad news: our first deployment is on land. The aliens have attacked the dock districts of Toyko. Triton-1 just went feet-dry over Sendai and is less than twenty minutes from the target area. We will land in daylight, which is a minor consolation.

Welcome to Japan. Remember that any tentacle monsters sighted here are actually not normal. Also note the Triton doesn't have landing gear in a traditional sense; we're disembarking directly onto the ground via an actual door, which closes when not in use. Back in the First Alien War we always sweated with possibility of alien throwing a grenade or firing a Blaster Bomb into the back of the Skyranger. Fortunately this is no longer possible.


Here's another improvement: we've actually taught people to open doors without going through them!


"Contact! Single hostile in the open with a pistol. Looks like some sort of...reptile man." Sandwhich steps up with his Gas Cannon and says he's got this. Then he goes down dead after missing his first shot. Polpolion brings the alien down with an HE round from his own Gas Cannon. We've barely stepped off the damn Triton for the first time and we're already losing people. (Seriously, Sandwhich died right outside the door.)


Two more aliens, on the other side of the Triton.


SpardaSon does something no HLPX-COM operative has ever been required to do in live combat before: he throws a grenade. It's actually a very good throw, too. He dropped it right between the alien's legs.

Good kill!


SpardaSon and StarSlayer, moving to flank the first alien, come under fire from the Southeast. No source is visible. Popolion's Gas Cannon rounds do not prove sufficient to mousehole buildings for a thorough check. Polpolion advances and spots the alien, but his round misses and blasts the building it's standing next to shreds instead.


Everything you ever heard about the ****tiness of the HLPX-COM Rifle was true. Everything you ever heard about the ****tiness of the Jet Harpoon was far too ****ing kind. Scourge of Ages and Talon 1024 fired twelve rounds at this alien for two hits. It's still standing. BlueFlames finally drops it with one last hit, but it's simply clutching at the wreck of its gun arm rather than actually dead!


One more contact to the south. The second north alien takes a potshot at Polpolion but misses by a couple meters. StarSlayer then walks up behind it and demonstrates to it Earth legend about aliens by shoving his Thermal Taser up its ass.


The southern alien takes a carefully aimed round from Polpolion's Gas Cannon between the eyes. An HE round. The Biology division isn't going to be very pleased with the mess you made of him, man.


The greyish alien demonstrates none of the resilence of his comrades. Talon 1024 took him down with a single Jet Harpoon round after StarSlayer determined another surprise tasering wasn't feasible.


Another alien tries to shoot BlueFlames as he sweeps around a building. The alien misses by a couple of meters. BlueFlames one second later comes all the way around the corner and, demonstrating remarkable accuracy, drops the alien with the first fully successful auto burst ever fired by an HLPX-COM operative. And he did it with a Jet Harpoon. (Though, to be fair, Goober would have fired this back in the other game if the first Sectoid he shot inside the Medium Scout from Mission 1 had been resilient enough, or his gun had been ****ty enough; the same can probably be said of some Heavy Plamsa auto bursts.)


SpardaSon is fired upon by another pistol-packer in the alien turn and returns a round successfully after it misses. But the Jet Harpoon's ****tiness denies him a kill. Scourge of Ages reports another greyish brown alien on top of a port crane.

Polpolion takes careful aim, and for the first time misses. Talon 1024 takes over, with a single perfectly aimed shot to the left eye. Impossibly, the alien remains on its feet.

SpardaSon locates his previous tormentor and places a second shot into their chest, but again the alien stays on its feet. It takes another four rounds, and one good hit, from Scourge of Ages to bring it down.


The alien on the tower hasn't engaged anyone yet. It apparently doesn't have a gun, so in the new StarSlayer Tradition, it's proposed to try and sneak up and taser the bastard. Talon rejects this plan and instead puts a second Jet Harpoon bolt into the alien's right eye, which does finally kill it.


Polpolion spots another below the crane and fires another shot, which also misses but sprays it with shrapnel from hitting one of the supports. He yells for help and ducks. SpardaSon, well over forty squares away, turns and fires from the hip.

He hits. I wish the Jet Harpoon would decide if I'm supposed to be damning or praising it.

One more along the dockfront. Polpolion trades several shots and tosses a grenade, but the grenade is short and the shots miss high. MP-Ryan and BlueFlames burst into the second level of a bypassed building and confront an apparently unarmed alien and a second grey-brown one. Two hits from the Thermal Tazer are required to stun the first, and then both grab cover while the grey-brown isn't looking at them.

Across the way, Polpolion goes down with an alien weapon round in the gut from his opponent of the last few turns. CommanderDJ and BloodEagle both put six rounds downrange to try and kill the alien, but only BloodEagle strikes home; the single round was exceptionally well-aimed, as it suffices where other times the Jet Harpoon has required three shots.


BlueFlames manages to sneak up behind the grey-brown one while it checks on its compatriot and Thermal Tazes it in the ass. A final alien, one of the grey-brown ones, ducks out to check on the alien BloodEagle just killed, then charges back behind a large group of crates. CommanderDJ, unwilling to risk more HLPX-COM lives pursuing it, elects to sacrifice the dead alien's corpse and tosses a grenade. He gets his kill.

Mission Complete.


All four stunned aliens are apparently different; a squad leader, a techie, soldier, and a terrorist. It's not a bad haul for a first mission.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2012, 11:48:47 pm by NGTM-1R »
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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
better start than my first ufo:ai mission... :D
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Poor Sandwich. :(
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Nothing like a toasted Sandwich just two steps outside the Triton's door. Welcome to HLPX-COM 2.
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 :P
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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
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[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

 
Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
I'm shaping up to be another cool alien killer like last round.  Now I've jinxed myself by saying this. :(
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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
I'm shaping up to be another cool alien killer like last round.  Now I've jinxed myself by saying this. :(

You spoke truer than you knew. But then, you were already dead by the time you posted this, so perhaps not.



After our first interception missed making contact due to losing the target while the Barracuda was vectoring out, we detected an alien sub on the bottom very close to our base. Barracuda 1 and Scotty arrived to conduct hold-down operations quickly, and Triton 1 was close behind.

Fortunately, we got in replacements. Please welcome Goober5000 and watsisname to the squad. Talon 1024 and Scourge of Ages have been issued the Gas Cannon that formerly belonged to Sandwhich and Polpolion.

We've landed in an area of volcanic activity. First person to put their foot in lava or superheated water gets to walk home.


First contact and first hit are Goober's, but it takes another shot fired by BlueFlames to actually put the alien down.


Goober5000 did not survive his first two turns. An alien ambushed him and killed him, before ducking into cover. BlueFlames responds with a grenade. Grenades underwater, you say? Remember your streetlight poles in the First Alien War: Physics is a lie.

He takes cover and moments later the alien is blasted, but stills stands.

It then fires twice at the tank. One misses over. One is a solid hit.

DO NOT **** WITH HLPX-COM TANKS. Spoon fires a reaction shot to blow the **** out of him.

We've located the enemy craft. It's quite small; probably less internal space than a Medium Scout, to be honest.


CommanderDJ decides he wants to walk home. Without feet.


An alien ducks out and fires, inaccurately, at SpardaSon. He fires back, also inaccurately, before it hides in the UFO again. Meanwhile, CommanderDJ has discovered something fascinating: Physics is even more of a lie than we thought. Convection does not exist, and one may stand on lava without harm.


Efforts to close in rapidly are to no avail; SpardaSon, only just promoted to Ensign, takes a round in the head. Even if he could have survived it, at this depth the breach in his suit was instantly lethal.

Another alien advances and takes a round from watsisname, who was buddied with SpardaSon. It spins around to try and escape, and freezes in place to discover something it did not expect: CommanderDJ and BlueFlames are lurking almost immediately next to the door and right behind it.

CommanderDJ brings it down with an auto burst.

The first UFO breach of the Second Alien War does not go well. Talon 1024 leads, firing a solid Gas Cannon round into one alien. It survives and returns a round to kill him. MP-Ryan is next through the door. He kills the alien Talon wounded, then fires a snapshot at the second alien.

He misses.

And hits the alien submarine's engine, killing the second alien with its explosion. Mission Complete. We lost more people taking a single small UFO then in a terror raid.
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Re: HLPX-COM 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
You know, that lava looks strangely like sulfur dioxide...
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Take that, physics!
[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 2: Electric Shot From Deep One Boogaloo
Goober5000 did not survive his first two turns. An alien ambushed him and killed him, before ducking into cover.
Boo. :(  Oh well, at least I legitimately got killed by enemy fire this time. :p  And I thank Spoon for avenging my death. :yes:

I'll request that Goober5001 be brought up for active duty.  BUT before you hire him, you have to hire Sandwich -- I don't know who this "Sandwhich" guy was that managed to hijack his spot.  Good riddance he got killed right outside the doorway.  The real Sandwich gives Serious Sam a run for his money.  I recommend making him a sniper armed with a Torpedo Launcher or something similarly devastating.

 

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I made the mistake of showing the first thread to some friends, and now I'm getting requests for soldiering from off-site.

:wtf:
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I made the mistake of showing the first thread to some friends, and now I'm getting requests for soldiering from off-site.

:wtf:

HLPX-COM is a huge hit!
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Ah, I know what happened to all the physics. I sort of bet them in a game of poker I had with some snakemen who stayed after the first war.

Suffice to say, those guys have some serious poker faces.
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Good to see Spoonzer Elite staying true to his name. :yes:
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