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Kenshin
Jan 10, 2007


There really needs to be a Stargate mod, this idea of mounting 8 Jaffa staff-weapons on a HWP to create a gatling gun is ridiculous and wonderful

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Bremen
Jul 20, 2006

Our God..... is an awesome God

LolitaSama posted:

I just started enemy within and theres a mission called operation final knife with a vip that coughs and doesnt trust my squad. Its absurd. Ive killed like 10 aliens and they keep spawning. Is this mission supposed to be not possible? Theres way too many enemies that keep spawning.

That's the infamous Portent mission. It's noteable for being extremely difficult for the point in the game where you usually get it, and it's also the first of three missions in the Operation Progeny mission arc that comes with Enemy Within.

The Easy Rider
Sep 21, 2006

Corn Dogs- Deep Fried Proof Of A Loving God

VoLaTiLe posted:

Just been informed I am starting a 4 weeks training course come next monday

Its residential so no xcom 2 for me

I'm in a similar boat; I took up a position on another continent, and won't have my hands on a computer that can run this until mid-June. At least I'll have some new hats to put on my troops thanks to the DLC and get whatever the XCOM 2 equivalent of "start building as many satellites as possible" essential strategies by then.

Zaphod42
Sep 13, 2012

Could people please stop fighting the avatar war over my avatar. I really appreciate people being nice about it but I'm feeling crappier that people are wasting money because someone is an asshole than I am about the avatar in the first place.


Kenshin posted:

There really needs to be a Stargate mod, this idea of mounting 8 Jaffa staff-weapons on a HWP to create a gatling gun is ridiculous and wonderful

Especially if you could go whole-hog on it and actually use the stargate to explore other worlds.

I dunno if it'd just be a thing where you like click the gate and you're tossed into a battle or if you'd actually have something you could do on different planets, that'd be a pretty huge total conversion mod.

But yeah just having some stargate units would be great.

My biggest thing (after wanting TFTD ) is just wanting more enemy variety. Its cool to have these named guys I recognize like snakemen and mutons, but its supposed to be an alien invasion. I want to feel like the first time I was playing DOS X-COM and I had to do autopsies on enemy aliens to figure out what the gently caress they were. (Also bring back proper autopsy dossiers, the xcom cutscenes weren't as good)

I need some new stuff that is just totally out there. Hopefully the game has some surprises, (there's definitely some new aliens to Xcom2 that werne't in 1) but I don't think its going to be a ton of them. So hopefully mods add more and more and more after that.

You could also add the Protoss or the Zerg, or for that matter Tyranids or Eldar or Necrons or things like that.

Xenomorphs, Predators...

LordNat
May 16, 2009


Since our base in XCOM 2 is going to be a refitted space ship what are the odds that the Expansion Pack is going to be sending us into space after we retake the surface?

Woodstock
Sep 28, 2005


The Easy Rider posted:

essential strategies

amanasleep
May 21, 2008


LordNat posted:

Since our base in XCOM 2 is going to be a refitted space ship what are the odds that the Expansion Pack is going to be sending us into space after we retake the surface?

High.

Thyrork
Apr 21, 2010



WARNING:
Crushes tea, and tea-related rebels.


Slippery Tilde

Bremen posted:

That's the infamous Portent mission. It's noteable for being extremely difficult for the point in the game where you usually get it, and it's also the first of three missions in the Operation Progeny mission arc that comes with Enemy Within.

That mission spelled doom for 4 of my 5 restarts before i got my golden game.

LordNat posted:

Since our base in XCOM 2 is going to be a refitted space ship what are the odds that the Expansion Pack is going to be sending us into space after we retake the surface?

I think Bradly has a base dialogue that pretty much says that. he got cut off tho, so I have no idea if one of the other crew replies with anything.

Captain Oblivious
Oct 12, 2007

Could people please stop fighting the avatar war over my avatar. I really appreciate people being nice about it but I'm feeling crappier that people are wasting money because someone is an asshole than I am about the avatar in the first place.


Bremen posted:

That's the infamous Portent mission. It's noteable for being extremely difficult for the point in the game where you usually get it, and it's also the first of three missions in the Operation Progeny mission arc that comes with Enemy Within.

Having a MEC helps. Knowing the spawn points and that the enemies spawn based on your movement and not based on time helps even more

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008




The moon seems to be on the Geoscape, at least on one the Steam preview videos on the store page.

Captain Oblivious
Oct 12, 2007

Could people please stop fighting the avatar war over my avatar. I really appreciate people being nice about it but I'm feeling crappier that people are wasting money because someone is an asshole than I am about the avatar in the first place.


XCOM 3 should just keep assuming we lost in the previous game. Okay so we failed in XCOM 2 again. Now lets stage an insurrection as Muton-esque enforcers during an invasion of another planet and prevent another Earth from happening!

binge crotching
Apr 2, 2010


Bremen posted:

That's the infamous Portent mission. It's noteable for being extremely difficult for the point in the game where you usually get it, and it's also the first of three missions in the Operation Progeny mission arc that comes with Enemy Within.

It's not bad once you realize the spawns are mostly static. There is a video somewhere of Beagle doing it and cheesing the two bad spawns. The hidden group of thinmen in the first alley you can nuke with a rocket from out of visual range, and the surprise guy that drops behind you once you reach that same alley on the way back you can cheese with an assault standing next to where it drops. Everything else is just one or two guys at a time, because you should only be moving in half/quarter turn moves so as to not trigger much at once.

Excelsiortothemax
Sep 9, 2006


Gonna take it to those loving moon men.

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008




Excelsiortothemax posted:

Gonna take it to those loving moon men.

I don't know what to call the achievement, but the little picture for it should be Neil Armstrong's bootprint superimposed on a sectoid face.

e: Over the Moon: kill an alien on the lunar surface. Paired with Shooting the Moon (picture: a deck of cards, for the Hearts reference), downing an alien craft in lunar space.

Icon Of Sin fucked around with this message at Jan 29, 2016 around 18:14

Darkrenown
Jul 18, 2012

The level of betrayal I felt when Paradox announced their new DLC tore something from me that I'll never be able to recover. They tore away my ability to respect anything, and they tore away my ability to feel human.

Thyrork posted:

Hey, the Swoletoid got buff and all that, thats pretty weird too! Honestly, "The Ethereals are incompetent" remains my handwave of choice.

The Ethereals whole thing is they want Psi powers and buff bodies and they keep experimenting on new races to try and perfect their mix. Sectoids had the same problem as the Eths - they could do Psi poo poo but their bodies sucked. In humans they finally found a race which could be Psi and pump iron, so it should not be a surprise they are blending in human genes to make them and the Sectoids buff.

Zaphod42
Sep 13, 2012

Could people please stop fighting the avatar war over my avatar. I really appreciate people being nice about it but I'm feeling crappier that people are wasting money because someone is an asshole than I am about the avatar in the first place.



Hahaha, what is this? Apocalypse? Laser Squad?

Captain Oblivious posted:

XCOM 3 should just keep assuming we lost in the previous game. Okay so we failed in XCOM 2 again. Now lets stage an insurrection as Muton-esque enforcers during an invasion of another planet and prevent another Earth from happening!

I would love it if they made an XCOM 3 that flipped the tables. You're in control of the aliens, invading Earth. Pesky XCOM keeps shooting down your craft and attacking, do your best to fight them off and rescue your wounded alien soldiers!

binge crotching
Apr 2, 2010


Zaphod42 posted:

Hahaha, what is this? Apocalypse? Laser Squad?

Apocalypse, and it's showing the most fun way to play.

Nordick
Sep 3, 2011

Yes.


Zaphod42 posted:

Hahaha, what is this? Apocalypse? Laser Squad?
Apocalypse. The destructible envoronment hijinks in that game were something else.

Like, I had this mission in a water treatment plant or something, and a few aliens were holed up in this huge pipeline maze thing and just ganked anyone I sent in. So I figured I'd just blast open the part they were at and started shooting at the structure, and the entire loving eight-story mess of pipes promptly loving collapsed. After I sat there in stunned silence for a moment I got a pop-up saying "The remaining enemy units have fled the battlefield. You win."
The company that owned the plant wasn't too happy with me but they weren't anyone important so gently caress 'em.

Berious
Nov 13, 2005


Nordick posted:

Apocalypse. The destructible envoronment hijinks in that game were something else.

Like, I had this mission in a water treatment plant or something, and a few aliens were holed up in this huge pipeline maze thing and just ganked anyone I sent in. So I figured I'd just blast open the part they were at and started shooting at the structure, and the entire loving eight-story mess of pipes promptly loving collapsed. After I sat there in stunned silence for a moment I got a pop-up saying "The remaining enemy units have fled the battlefield. You win."
The company that owned the plant wasn't too happy with me but they weren't anyone important so gently caress 'em.

That game was cool, levelling apartment blocks was a much better strategy that sending your dudes to check 100 individual flats. Sorry civvies but I aint got time for that poo poo.

Junpei Hyde
Mar 15, 2013

Finally, the #BROKEN Matt Hardy Brand is brought into the future, Brother Nero!



I don't like this no Junpeis rule.

Speedball
Apr 15, 2008



Junpei Hyde posted:

I don't like this no Junpeis rule.

That's okay, we can have one.

Junpei Hyde
Mar 15, 2013

Finally, the #BROKEN Matt Hardy Brand is brought into the future, Brother Nero!



Speedball posted:

That's okay, we can have one.

OK cool.

I still need to beat Enemy Unknown.

Trast
Oct 20, 2010

Three games, thousands of playthroughs. 90% of the players don't know I exist. Still a redhead saving the galaxy with a [Right Hook].



Kenshin posted:

There really needs to be a Stargate mod, this idea of mounting 8 Jaffa staff-weapons on a HWP to create a gatling gun is ridiculous and wonderful

It's a shame that there wasn't ever a decent Stargate game.

Pomp
Apr 3, 2012

Skullgirls devs are perverts who are having an hangover after a succesful indiegogo. They watched the tropes vs women and they hate their fans, repented and now want to be seen as Legit Indie Game Developers in the IGF ballpit/circlejerk for hipsters.

Pomp has also an anime avatar.


Junpei Hyde posted:

I don't like this no Junpeis rule.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbXjt_ZlVOE

poptart_fairy
Apr 8, 2009

it's so magical


Purchased the special edition via GMG, for the same amount the normal one would cost over Steam.

Now I just wait a week...

MazelTovCocktail
Jun 23, 2012
Sponsored by Manischewitz

Was XCOM one of those games that required you to play in the region you bought it in or simply activate it?

I've been in the dark the past few months with XCom 2...and hell till I noticed the new thread I had no idea the release date was so soon...but it looks fantastic feature wise...so I want to buy it.

Triangle Shirt Factotum
Dec 21, 2005

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.

Zaphod42 posted:

I dunno how people live with data caps.

I'd go through that poo poo in like a day.

Yeah, I have 2 ISP choices, Comcast with 300 GB caps or AT&T with 250 GB cap and 1/4 the speeds.


Monopolies suck, y'all.

Darkrenown
Jul 18, 2012

The level of betrayal I felt when Paradox announced their new DLC tore something from me that I'll never be able to recover. They tore away my ability to respect anything, and they tore away my ability to feel human.

What kind of 3rd world hellhole do you live in?

Kenshin
Jan 10, 2007


Darkrenown posted:

What kind of 3rd world hellhole do you live in?

The United States of America

Excelsiortothemax
Sep 9, 2006


Kenshin posted:

The United States of America

AMERICA! gently caress YAH! COMING AGAI---


You have reached your monthly data cap. A surcharge of $5 per gigabyte over your limit will now be applied. Thank you for choosing Comcast.

Zaphod42
Sep 13, 2012

Could people please stop fighting the avatar war over my avatar. I really appreciate people being nice about it but I'm feeling crappier that people are wasting money because someone is an asshole than I am about the avatar in the first place.


SeaTard posted:

Apocalypse, and it's showing the most fun way to play.

Figured, I barely played any Apocalypse at all. It came out and I thought it was kinda neat for a second, but then the whole realtime/turnbased combo seemed wonky and the fact that you were just in a megacity or whatever was just like, I dunno, too different for me at the time. I just played tons of TFTD instead.

Claverjoe posted:

Yeah, I have 2 ISP choices, Comcast with 300 GB caps or AT&T with 250 GB cap and 1/4 the speeds.


Monopolies suck, y'all.

Weird, I have AT&T with unlimited data and they just bumped my speed up to 48Mbps for free

I think they're running scared because Google Fiber is coming to town.

Speedball
Apr 15, 2008



One thing Apocalypse could have stood to have is a little more transparancy about what factions did what within the city.

Anime Schoolgirl
Nov 28, 2002

~perfect~
battlebrother





Zaphod42 posted:

Weird, I have AT&T with unlimited data and they just bumped my speed up to 48Mbps for free

I think they're running scared because Google Fiber is coming to town.
Google Fiber just needs to fart in more general directions so we all can have something resembling modern internet speeds

CrazyLoon
Aug 10, 2015

"..."


Speedball posted:

One thing Apocalypse could have stood to have is a little more transparancy about what factions did what within the city.

They had all that poo poo planned, but then had to abandon it. Julian Gollop pretty much stated he regretted aiming so drat high, without realizing just how long that poo poo would take to implement and that he wound up cutting them, to the point where the only notable ones were Cult of Sirius, Megapol and maybe 1 or 2 others. All the others were just there, like, whatever - so you could RP or something with attacking them, but had zero consequence whatsoever.

Zaphod42
Sep 13, 2012

Could people please stop fighting the avatar war over my avatar. I really appreciate people being nice about it but I'm feeling crappier that people are wasting money because someone is an asshole than I am about the avatar in the first place.


Anime Schoolgirl posted:

Google Fiber just needs to fart in more general directions so we all can have something resembling modern internet speeds

Yep, they will deliver us unto the chosen land. But they're taking their sweet time.

I live in one of the first cities they're rolling out in, and even then its only available in ONE super loving rich neighborhood, because of course it is.

Strobe
Jun 30, 2014

I've never liked lasers. Not enough kick. I've never liked missiles. Too impersonal. Give me the rumble and the thunder. Give me the guns, guns, guns.

Zaphod42 posted:

Yep, they will deliver us unto the chosen land. But they're taking their sweet time.

I live in one of the first cities they're rolling out in, and even then its only available in ONE super loving rich neighborhood, because of course it is.

Likewise, though my problem isn't that it's super exclusive, it's that it's available EVERYWHERE ELSE BUT loving HERE.

CrazyLoon
Aug 10, 2015

"..."


I thought US capitalism was supposed to be all like: "Competition gets us the best of the best." while in my socialist country there's only a few that just go wherever and whoever calls on them, cause the infrastructure was laid all across the country. But then again, our country is also tiny compared to the wide swathes of the US.

You'd really need state-limited ISPs TBH. A few for a handful of states to compete between each other, as opposed to just a few big country ones which can pick and choose which parts of the country come into the modern civilized world, and which are stuck in the sub 1MB/s dark ages.

CrazyLoon fucked around with this message at Jan 29, 2016 around 20:31

splifyphus
Nov 7, 2012

This must be that classical music I've heard so much about.


Thyrork posted:

That mission spelled doom for 4 of my 5 restarts before i got my golden game.

loving Portent. It was the same for me - 5 or 6 ironman runs decimated by thin men on Portent, then I finally got it. Nothing else in the game was that frustrating.

On one of the failed runs it was the most intense mission I've ever played. I had two guys go down in the first encounter but managed to stabilize them both before they bled out. I finished the rest of the mission with a support and an assault, only to have the NPC get sniped two tiles from the extraction zone by the thin man who spawns on the other side of the map. Ok, so I failed the mission, but I'm still bringing everyone home alive! I get my remaining two soldiers into the zone, only to have the game tell me that if I leave now the guys still on the battlefield are toast. So, I go and kill the remaining thin man and end the mission that way. The stats screen comes up - zero soldiers lost. Hell yes.

The strategic layer apparently didn't get the message - when I got back to base both downed soldiers were listed as KIA. gently caress you XCOM, I saved those motherfuckers!

Yami Fenrir posted:

They spawn based on mission progress. Instead of rushing forward, take your time and kill them small numbers at a time.

The spawns are based on the movement of the NPC. You have unlimited time to position your guys as long as you don't move him. The spawn locations are fixed, and now that I have them memorized (and understand the underlying mechanics) I could beat that mission with my eyes closed.

gently caress thin men. Not gonna miss those fuckers.

Thyrork
Apr 21, 2010



WARNING:
Crushes tea, and tea-related rebels.


Slippery Tilde

One the final council mission (would you believe i got van doorn's mission last? It was magical. ) thinmen still managed to be dangerous enough to give me pause, and i was rocking full plasma + titan with gene mods sprinkled here and there and a fully powered MCH.

Its incredible how they are just so sodding dangerous. Always flank crits from half the map aways. Always.

E: Why dont we have a thinmen emote? 's not enough.

Thyrork fucked around with this message at Jan 29, 2016 around 20:39

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Jun 23, 2012
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CrazyLoon posted:

I thought US capitalism was supposed to be all like: "Competition gets us the best of the best." while in my socialist country there's only a few that just go wherever and whoever calls on them, cause the infrastructure was laid all across the country. But then again, our country is also tiny compared to the wide swathes of the US.

You'd really need state-limited ISPs TBH. A few for a handful of states to compete between each other, as opposed to just a few big country ones which can pick and choose which parts of the country come into the modern civilized world, and which are stuck in the sub 1MB/s dark ages.

People need FIOS. That's the issue. Uncapped and when wired to the computer I'm getting like 7mbs.

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