1. Post #3561
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    Kindlinho's Avatar
    July 2007
    2,038 Posts
    Fucking. Chryssalids.
    Fuck that Infestation mission.



    1 tile away from evac? Are you FUCKING KIDDING ME?!


    The entire Harry Potter crew wiped out in one mission. And of course the Russian Rocket, that ran away, survived!

    I'm going to come back. I'm going to come back hard and with Archangels. I'll personally erase every fucking Chryssalid on this and every other planet in the universe! Fuck you, you spider-wannabe-cunts!
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  2. Post #3562
    STOP BUGGING ME WITH YOUR SHITTY RP EDITS
    CGNick's Avatar
    July 2012
    1,863 Posts
    I just realized I'm not on the list of soldiers for the facepunch thing.

    This is Unacceptable!

    Who will execute undisciplined soldiers?

    Rookies will not execute themselves!
    Yeah, I wonder who to blame for missing 92% shots:

       You are on the list, how did you miss yourself?   
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  3. Post #3563
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    Janus Vesta's Avatar
    May 2007
    15,925 Posts
    Since everyone is doing runs with their soldiers named after the members in this thread I decided to have a go too. All was going well until the first Operation Progeny mission appeared (I forgot to turn off the DLC missions), half way back to the Skyranger and a Thinman lands on top of the guy I'm escorting. I kill the Thinman but the guy is poisoned and dies one turn before he would reach the Skyranger.

    Then Operation Slingshot began. Everything was going well again, until a fucking Thinman appeared on the edge of on of my soldier's vision for half a second. The next turn he shows up barely in my view and one shots Zhang in high cover, from across the map. A whole month wasted because fucking Thinmen.

    I promptly uninstalled the game. Fuck Thinmen.
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  4. Post #3564
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    Lizzrd's Avatar
    December 2009
    9,195 Posts
    No wonder he's missing shots, can't even find himself!

    Edited:

    Hey what do you guys think of an Ironman variant where you can restart from the start of the current month if you fuck everything up, instead of having to start from 0?
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  5. Post #3565
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    CGNick's Avatar
    July 2012
    1,863 Posts
    No wonder he's missing shots, can't even find himself!

    Edited:

    Hey what do you guys think of an Ironman variant where you can restart from the start of the current month if you fuck everything up, instead of having to start from 0?
    Nope, I see it as, you fuck up, you are done and no do-overs.
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  6. Post #3566
    I bought something online that's only aesthetic
    Wingboy's Avatar
    May 2006
    512 Posts
    Fucking. Chryssalids.
    Fuck that Infestation mission.



    The entire Harry Potter crew wiped out in one mission. And of course the Russian Rocket, that ran away, survived!

    I'm going to come back. I'm going to come back hard and with Archangels. I'll personally erase every fucking Chryssalid on this and every other planet in the universe! Fuck you, you spider-wannabe-cunts!
    I kinda cheated on that mission, named a Rookie "The Sacrifice", overwatched til everything was dead and the button was clear, retreated 5 of my guys back to evac, The Sacrifice pressed the button while the rest of my decent squad escaped.

    R.I.P Sacrifice, you wont be missed.
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  7. Post #3567
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    Cows Rule's Avatar
    October 2008
    5,919 Posts
    For the infestation mission, is it effective to just have a soldier fly over and leave the rest of the squad behind?
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  8. Post #3568
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    CGNick's Avatar
    July 2012
    1,863 Posts
    Chances are you won't have Archangel armor by the time you get Newfoundland, cause it happens around the 2nd/3rd month ingame.
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  9. Post #3569
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    Eva-1337's Avatar
    October 2006
    5,238 Posts
    By the time the Infestation mission came up for me, I had two MECs, one with MEC-A-TON Punch and Rocket Boots, and the other the the Cook-a-Lid 5000 and chock full of explosives. That, combined with two Opportunist Snipers and one of my best Assaults made things pretty easy.

       Then again I was playing on normal, not Classic, so I pretty much invalidated my entire boast session.   
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  10. Post #3570
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    Chilean_Wolf's Avatar
    July 2006
    1,444 Posts
    Accurate representation of me playing XCOM:

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  11. Post #3571
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    QuikSilv3r's Avatar
    April 2006
    626 Posts
    only started playing this week but i'm liking it



    i've had this bad bitch since the beginning of the game, she never misses. even when she misses.



    and this guy is a bad motherfucker

    if you guys wanna add me to a squad that would be pretty cool
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  12. Post #3572
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    Cows Rule's Avatar
    October 2008
    5,919 Posts
    Chances are you won't have Archangel armor by the time you get Newfoundland, cause it happens around the 2nd/3rd month ingame.
    I have archangel and I don't think I've been prompted with the mission.
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  13. Post #3573
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    March 2005
    5,414 Posts
    I have archangel and I don't think I've been prompted with the mission.
    I didn't get the newfoundland mission until I was about to steamroll the Ethereals and finish the game on my first run through I think. Still lost a rookie because I put half of my A team through psi-testing right before it came up though.
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  14. Post #3574
    Wolfos's Avatar
    November 2008
    805 Posts
    Accurate representation of me playing XCOM:

    If it makes you feel better, you're one of my top scouts/covert operatives in my campaign. I'm considering taking sprinter on you so you can get to the EXALT relays faster, as opposed to low profile for that extra flexibility in positioning.

    Also, fuck EXALT. Bastards scored their first kill today on a defense mission, corporal "gypsy" jonu 67. You were a good medic, but there were too god damn many of them. Seriously, I'm going to start taking 2 rocketeers and 2 infantries on those missions.
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  15. Post #3575
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    Metaru's Avatar
    June 2012
    9,024 Posts
    i wonder how i'd fare in one of these missions. on my first and only run at enemy unknown i somehow felt like giving fully fleshed backstories to every unit in my team, wich eventually lead to crysalids killing that one assault two dudes loved and one of them eventually becoming the chosen one while the other one was god's gift to sniping.
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  16. Post #3576
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    Chilean_Wolf's Avatar
    July 2006
    1,444 Posts
    IT KEEPS HAPPENING



    I literally can't play XCOM.
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  17. Post #3577
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    Eva-1337's Avatar
    October 2006
    5,238 Posts
    You should watch some of Beagles playthroughs for XCOM on Youtube.

    Not only is he entertaining to watch, but I've learned a ton of tactics along the way.
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  18. Post #3578
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    Chilean_Wolf's Avatar
    July 2006
    1,444 Posts
    You should watch some of Beagles playthroughs for XCOM on Youtube.

    Not only is he entertaining to watch, but I've learned a ton of tactics along the way.
    I've watched every single one of Beagle's XCOM videos.
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  19. Post #3579
    DETrooper's Avatar
    September 2009
    1,056 Posts
    FUCKING THIN MEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNN
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  20. Post #3580
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    Usernameztaken's Avatar
    June 2009
    2,145 Posts
    FUCKING THIN MEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNN
    Thin men? Thin men are nothing.



    NOW YOU WILL KNOW WHY YOU FEAR THE NIGHT.
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  21. Post #3581
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    Jamie1992GSC's Avatar
    October 2009
    5,771 Posts
    Thin men? Thin men are nothing.



    NOW YOU WILL KNOW WHY YOU FEAR THE NIGHT.
    To be honest. They are absolutely harmless once you can fly. Which negates everything about them.

    But if you can't fly. Dear god pucker your bumhole!
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  22. Post #3582
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    CGNick's Avatar
    July 2012
    1,863 Posts
    Lol flying, probably gonna get that in like, what, 1 year of game time in Long War. My bumhole is already tucked in.
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  23. Post #3583
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    Viper123_SWE's Avatar
    May 2011
    14,179 Posts
    IT KEEPS HAPPENING



    I literally can't play XCOM.
    And yet you manage to keep me alive in both pictures!
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  24. Post #3584
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    Shadower1337's Avatar
    January 2012
    476 Posts
    fuck the cargo boat
    FUCK IT
    all 5 of my mlg pro soldiers with their carapace armor dead.
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  25. Post #3585
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    Kindlinho's Avatar
    July 2007
    2,038 Posts

    Are you a wizard, Harry?
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  26. Post #3586
    STOP BUGGING ME WITH YOUR SHITTY RP EDITS
    CGNick's Avatar
    July 2012
    1,863 Posts
    1,180$ Monthly. This is a dream Long War players have.
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  27. Post #3587
    itty bitty silly pretty little pony
    Mellowbloom's Avatar
    September 2011
    10,688 Posts
    1,180$ Monthly. This is a dream Long War players have.
    shame exalt will just steal your credit card and run you into debt
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  28. Post #3588
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    Kindlinho's Avatar
    July 2007
    2,038 Posts
    1,180$ Monthly. This is a dream Long War players have.
    On the other hand, you're up to the challenge. Unlike me.
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  29. Post #3589
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    Jamie1992GSC's Avatar
    October 2009
    5,771 Posts


    She just wants a hug is all.
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  30. Post #3590
    Wolfos's Avatar
    November 2008
    805 Posts
    Oh god heavy floaters have the MEC autoheal ability that I forget the name of. Hold me. And give me more alloys because MAN do those get scarce later on.

    I don't know if it's worthwhile anymore to actually train rookies. Last few scouts I've assaulted have had muton berzerkers or cyberdisks or mechtoids or other really nasty things and they always go for the rookies. I often get offered corporals for captured aliens anyway, so maybe I should step up my own abduction program instead.
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  31. Post #3591
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    Cows Rule's Avatar
    October 2008
    5,919 Posts
    Oh god heavy floaters have the MEC autoheal ability that I forget the name of. Hold me. And give me more alloys because MAN do those get scarce later on.

    I don't know if it's worthwhile anymore to actually train rookies. Last few scouts I've assaulted have had muton berzerkers or cyberdisks or mechtoids or other really nasty things and they always go for the rookies. I often get offered corporals for captured aliens anyway, so maybe I should step up my own abduction program instead.
    I had an idea to rotate between two squads in the early game so I'd have a larger pool of experienced people, the result was more rookie deaths because they weren't getting better as quickly.
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  32. Post #3592
    Roll a d100, 99? Deary me...
    cyclocius's Avatar
    January 2009
    9,159 Posts
    Jesus fucking christ. I just got utterly fucked by Exalt and a missile launcher. I was piling my men into the evac zone after hacking their comm relays, Exalt agent rounds the corner. 4 men miss an 84% shot to hit him, my undercover agent has another turn to make it. Exalt agent pulls out a missile launcher and kills my three best guys and a MEC trooper. Fuck me.
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  33. Post #3593
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    Morbo!!!'s Avatar
    February 2006
    7,741 Posts
    You should watch some of Beagles playthroughs for XCOM on Youtube.

    Not only is he entertaining to watch, but I've learned a ton of tactics along the way.
    I watched all of his videos before my first game, in fact it's what got me interested in the first place.
    I've aborted 3 campaigns now, this one I've just started April and I've not lost anyone so far. I'm playing on Impossible and de-facto Ironman, can't do it actually Ironman because I get a lot of crashes which aren't resolved unless I restart the mission.
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  34. Post #3594
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    CGNick's Avatar
    July 2012
    1,863 Posts


    I don't get it, why does the game try to rip me off so badly? 16 corpses and I get 1 crummy scientist, 20 Elerium for 1 engineer, what gives? There are barely any good offers in this.
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  35. Post #3595
    Roll a d100, 99? Deary me...
    cyclocius's Avatar
    January 2009
    9,159 Posts
    How many types of Exalt missions are there? I like hacking the Comms relays and evaccing, but all the game seems to want me to do is defend green squares until Exalt go into the car-park and shoot a device that's important.
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  36. Post #3596
    Oddshot's Avatar
    September 2010
    1,423 Posts


    I don't get it, why does the game try to rip me off so badly? 16 corpses and I get 1 crummy scientist, 20 Elerium for 1 engineer, what gives? There are barely any good offers in this.
    Something something illegal aliens.
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  37. Post #3597
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    CGNick's Avatar
    July 2012
    1,863 Posts
    How many types of Exalt missions are there? I like hacking the Comms relays and evaccing, but all the game seems to want me to do is defend green squares until Exalt go into the car-park and shoot a device that's important.
    Well there are generally only those 2 types of missions. Defend the Encoder OR Hack the 2 Comm Relays. One other type is the Eggsalt HQ assault, but that's about it.
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  38. Post #3598
    Roll a d100, 99? Deary me...
    cyclocius's Avatar
    January 2009
    9,159 Posts
    Well there are generally only those 2 types of missions. Defend the Encoder OR Hack the 2 Comm Relays. One other type is the Eggsalt HQ assault, but that's about it.
    Dammit, do the troops level up or will they always be a mirror of my own classes? Mecs or psionics or anything?
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  39. Post #3599

    August 2011
    1,113 Posts
    Dammit, do the troops level up or will they always be a mirror of my own classes? Mecs or psionics or anything?
    They get lasers, more HP and different genemods later in the game.
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  40. Post #3600
    Wolfos's Avatar
    November 2008
    805 Posts
    To whoever asked if alien surgery/stasis were still safe to sell: they are not. There's a foundry project that requires about 12 of each called "Advanced Surgery". It decreases time in the sickbay though I don't know by how much. Should come in handy now that half of my barracks is out of commision for at least a couple of weeks.

    Edited:

    They get lasers, more HP and different genemods later in the game.
    They get tanky as fuck. Especially elite heavies. Fuck elite heavies.
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