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Offline NGTM-1R

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HLPX-COM: Enemy Within
We're doing something more narrative. See if it holds up. Signup now, but I cannot promise you gene augs or MEC-ing unless it's for story reasons. Yet, anyways.

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Contact lost with GSG-9 team in Hannover. Trajectory plotting indicates origination of objects from beyond plane of the ecliptic. Braking maneuvers in orbit indicate objects were under power. Regular army reports damage,  no trace of activity. Recommend activation of the project.

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Skywatch reports objects inbound. Trajectory and braking suggests South Africa, Johannesburg. Local government has requested assistance. Stand-to Strike One.

"Central, we are down and locked. No sign of civilians. Sky reports no infrared traces-what the Christ is that!?"

"Those bodies....what the hell are they covered with? This green goopy stuff is-"

"Don't touch it! Irina, that thing, what can you tell us?"

"Seems pretty solid. Has some nozzles on it...think we found our delivery mechanism for the goop."



"Keep moving. Stay in cover. No loud noises. I don't want to do anything that might make these active again."

"Signs of strugg-CONTACT!"



"More of them, what the hell are they?"


"Doesn't matter! Bjrane, Irina, cover the store! Anish, with me, up the street!"

"X-ray bagged!"


"**** ****-**** that stuff burns!"


"Keep your heads down, dammit, heads down! Anish, talk to me!"

"My vest is glowing but I'm okay."

"The door just stopped it. Straight stopped it. That was glass, it wouldn't have stopped a bullet!"


"Christ, you alright!?"


"I'm fine, but glass doesn't stop this stuff! Get THEM!"

"Bjarne, flank left, I'll take right!"

"Target down! Irina, get down!"

"Christ, they just took out their own stuff!"


"Target down!"


"Irina, get the last-"

"It just dropped dead."

"What?"

"It dropped dead. I had it lined up. Never touched the trigger, it just fell over dead. I don't see his gun."

"Find their weapons. Sweep the area."



Of course, we only found bits of their weapons. Scopecams revealed they self-destructed when the operator hit the ground. Seems awkward to me, means they can't go prone, but the short little bastards probably don't need to anyway. Anish and I are out of action for seven days while they patch us up. The ceramic inserts in our vests worked against what I'm told was a plasma; high vaporization temp. The stuff does burn, but mostly it triggers a vapor explosion. Incredible at demolishing most objects, but penetrating power is by guess and by god, which was why a glass door stopped one. The Kevlar in the armor, though...that's not going to do a bit of good.
"Load sabot. Target Zaku, direct front!"

A Feddie Story

 

Offline CommanderDJ

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Re: HLPX-COM: Enemy Within
Sign me up! :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

 

Offline The E

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Re: HLPX-COM: Enemy Within
* The E signs up. Again.
Let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
--Devin Townsend, Genesis

 

Offline AdmiralRalwood

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Re: HLPX-COM: Enemy Within
* AdmiralRalwood tentatively signs up this time
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Codethulhu GitHub wgah'nagl fhtagn.

schrödinbug (noun) - a bug that manifests itself in running software after a programmer notices that the code should never have worked in the first place.

When you gaze long into BMPMAN, BMPMAN also gazes into you.

"I am one of the best FREDders on Earth" -General Battuta

<Aesaar> literary criticism is vladimir putin

<MageKing17> "There's probably a reason the code is the way it is" is a very dangerous line of thought. :P
<MageKing17> Because the "reason" often turns out to be "nobody noticed it was wrong".
(the very next day)
<MageKing17> this ****ing code did it to me again
<MageKing17> "That doesn't really make sense to me, but I'll assume it was being done for a reason."
<MageKing17> **** ME
<MageKing17> THE REASON IS PEOPLE ARE STUPID
<MageKing17> ESPECIALLY ME

<MageKing17> God damn, I do not understand how this is breaking.
<MageKing17> Everything points to "this should work fine", and yet it's clearly not working.
<MjnMixael> 2 hours later... "God damn, how did this ever work at all?!"
(...)
<MageKing17> so
<MageKing17> more than two hours
<MageKing17> but once again we have reached the inevitable conclusion
<MageKing17> How did this code ever work in the first place!?

<@The_E> Welcome to OpenGL, where standards compliance is optional, and error reporting inconsistent

<MageKing17> It was all working perfectly until I actually tried it on an actual mission.

<IronWorks> I am useful for FSO stuff again. This is a red-letter day!
* z64555 erases "Thursday" and rewrites it in red ink

<MageKing17> TIL the entire homing code is held up by shoestrings and duct tape, basically.

 

Offline TrashMan

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Re: HLPX-COM: Enemy Within
Do you even need to ask?
Reporting for duty...again.
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You're a wrongularity from which no right can escape!

 

Offline deathfun

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Re: HLPX-COM: Enemy Within
And so my watch begins
Make sure it ends in glory!

I like the narrative thing actually
"No"

 

Offline Enioch

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Re: HLPX-COM: Enemy Within
Private Enioch, reporting for duty, SIR!
'Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent'  -Salvor Hardin, "Foundation"

So don't take a hammer to your computer. ;-)

 

Offline StarSlayer

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Re: HLPX-COM: Enemy Within
Since I was doing pretty good the last attempt before the file corrupted I'd like to finish the fight.
“Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world”

 
Re: HLPX-COM: Enemy Within
I want in! Let's kick some x-ray a**!  :pimp:
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One puts food on it then goebbels it up.

 

Offline Rodo

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Good first mission!
Count me in if you are recruiting.
el hombre vicio...

 

Offline MP-Ryan

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And me.
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Offline Polpolion

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I too, am interested in being in on this.

 

Offline Patriot

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Count me in Nightman! :D

 

Offline Scotty

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It's not an HLPX-COM without a Scotty at the helm of the Interceptor.

 
Throw me in as well, please.
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17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
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[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

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[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

  

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And I'm always ready to defend Earth. Count me in as well!
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Whenever you want--uh I mean reporting for duty.

 
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