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Offline The E

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XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
It's out! It's great!
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
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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
Almost preordered it... then I realised, my GPU was not up to it :(
I hereby volunteer for the first LP :D
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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
if there are pilots in xcom 2 i call shotgun
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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
There are not, unfortunately.  But you can now name your scientists and engineers.  I will be overseeing the Engine Room in my own campaign, once it unlocks here in 4 hours or so.

 
Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
I'd be down for being a stabby man. If you'd let me be a stabby man. (I want to be that class with the knife) If there's no one available just give me whoever.

 

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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
Last time I volunteered I was instantly mind controlled, and I can't remember if I shot The E or Battuta. I shot someone.

Leave me out of it.
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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
So apparently I have been volunteered to let's play this?
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

 
Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
I think we're all just betting on someone continuing the long tradition of HLPX-COM, not nominating you for it.
The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.

 
Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
It's a good day when a turn-based strategy game can come out, receive high praises and is likely to be bought and played by millions of people on release.

I'm looking forward to play it too, I'm just worried I'm spoiled by Long War. In Long War I edited the squad size from 6/8 (8 with officer training upgrades) to 10/12 (while Long War already supports very late-game upgrades to reach 12) but offsetting it with some tougher Second Wind settings and Ironman mode. Also, 50 euro's (still) a lot of money for me to spend these days on any game.
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- George Orwell

 

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A live play like you did with BP would be awesome :D
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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
I volunteer to put my forum persona's life on the line to liberate the planet from the dreaded xenos occupiers.

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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
Somebody else gets to LP this one, at least for the foreseeable future.
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Yes, we need more Korean Peninsula adventures with the ABCT and PzGrenBtl :)
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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
XCOM 2 is ****ing hard.

I'm looking forward to play it too, I'm just worried I'm spoiled by Long War. In Long War I edited the squad size from 6/8 (8 with officer training upgrades) to 10/12 (while Long War already supports very late-game upgrades to reach 12) but offsetting it with some tougher Second Wind settings and Ironman mode. Also, 50 euro's (still) a lot of money for me to spend these days on any game.

XCOM 2 is arguably one of the most moddable games ever made, because Firaxis released the source and all assets with it.  If you find something you don't like, fix it.

 

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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
Hmm, maybe I should do the first HLPX-COM LP for this one...
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<MageKing17> THE REASON IS PEOPLE ARE STUPID
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<MageKing17> more than two hours
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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
SOMEONE do an LP, and give me a shotfun (no, that's not a typo).  I won't be playing this for months, but I need moar hype plz.
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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
I just got a Ranger with Lightning Reflexes as a random promotion ability.  He's my Blademaster, so shotfun is not likely to be his big thing for a while. :P

 

Offline Herra Tohtori

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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
Anyone gets into making an LP, I volunteer as either a research scientist or just a combatant.

I also like to live dangerously.
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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
WTF is by TotalBiscuit. He usually gives non-spoilerish (story-wise) previews for those interested:


 

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Re: XCOM 2 - It could just be another simulation
Corgi Gun.

Your argument is invalid.
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