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SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

Because Lowtax still has Molten Spine Syndrome i'm giving out 10 forums upgrades in this thread

To win an upgrade you gotta sign up to be a goon in the game. 5 of the best posters will get upgrades when we get to the halfway point, the last 5 will get upgrades when we win. If we get game over before halfway then the top ten will win.

The first five winners are:
🔫 Agent: Erisian Automata
☣ Biochemist: Captain Billy Pissboy
🛠 Engineer: vorebane
⚛ Physicist: Akratic Method
🛫 Pilot: Coolguye





About a year ago I started a gbs style lp of Xcom apocalypse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CUYps6AOZ4

It's the future and there's like one city left on earth. There's different organizations now, sort of like the old games where you got funding from like Japan and the EU or whatever, but now these orgs have different agendas and can become your allies or enemies.

Dimension gates opend up and aliens are attacking again. Xcom gets woke up by the senate and we gotta stop this menace and all that poo poo.


Got your base building, got your R&D


got your agents shooting stuff on the ground, and got some interceptors flying around shooting missiles and stuff.



I hosed up and stopped updating, so that thread's marked for archives. I'm gonna restart this sucker, this time we're doing a new map on a harder mode. Bigger city. The orgs have different agendas from last time. It'll be tougher.

Goons vote on what we do. Sign up to be an Agent & get shot, or be a Physicist, Biologist, or Engineer & still get shot, or you can have your shitposts uploaded into an Interceptor and get shot down.
Everyone can just vote on anything, but if you sign up to be something you get more weight on related votes -- ex biologists get more say in what alien rear end we check out, agents get more say in what mission to run.
I keep track of stats so when we get to the halfway point of the game the surviving MVP from each department will get an avatar, and we'll do the same thing for the endgame.
Honky Dong was also gonna do this for the last thread but he's out wrenching protons IRL or whatever. I kept the old stats from before and we'll see how things go. I think some of those goons might be banned now idk.

pre:
XCOM DEATH SCROLL
   _______________________   __    ___   __    ___    __    ___   __    ___ 
 =(__    ___      __     _)=|  guns for tits      | /| Who What Now        |
   |                     |  |   0 kills, 1 down   |/ |  9 days, 7 missions |
   | Dong Quixote        |  |   1 combat flight   |  |  4 kills            |
   |  Rookie             |  |  SHOT DOWN by       |  | BLED OUT due to     |
   |   1 day, 1 mission  |  |   Alien Shitpile    |  |  critical wounds    |
   |   zero kills        |  |                     |  |                     |   
   |  BRAINSUCKED &      |  |  The Protagonist    |  | The Cubelodyte      |
   |   laid to rest by   |  |   Squad Leader      |  |  15 days, 9 missions|
   |    The Cubelodyte   |  |   7 days, 7 missions|  |  16 kills           |
   |                     |  |   12 kills          | /| VAPORIZED by        |
   |  "Captain"          |  |  DETONATED by       |/ |  Alien disruptors   |
   |  Billy Pissboy      |  |   Popper attack     |  |                     |
   |   1 day, 0 missions |  |                     |  | Professor Shark     |
   |   zero kills        |  | Luvcow              |  |  0 days, 0 missions |
   |  VAPORIZED by       |  |  Squaddie           |  |  0 kills            |
   |   Cultist Plasma    |  |  14 days, 9 missions|  | BLOWN UP by         |
   |                     |  |  7 kills            |  |  Cult Rocketry      | 
   |  420 Gank Mid       |  | VAPORIZED by        |  |__    ___   __    ___|
   |   2 kills, 2 downs  |  |  Alien disruptors   |=(_______________________)=
   |   4 combat flights	 |  |                     |
   |  SHOT DOWN by       |  | Fart Puzzle         |
   |   Alien Shitpile    |  |  Squaddie           |
   |                     |  |  12 days, 9 missions|
   |  Nine of Eight      |  |  4 kills            |
   |   1 kill, 1 down    | /| BRAINSUCKED &       |
   |   2 combat flights  |/ |   laid to rest by   |
   |  SHOT DOWN by       |  |     Junk            |
   |   Alien Shitpile    |  |                     |
   |                     |  | Junk                |
   |  Penguin Salsa      |  |  13 days, 7 missions|
   |   0 kills, 1 down   |  |  7 kills            |
   |   2 combat flights  |  | VAPORIZED by        |
   |  SHOT DOWN by       |  |  Alien disruptors   |
   |   Alien Shitpile    | /|__    ___   __    ___|
   |__    ___   __    ___|/

Here's our first base.
Technically we're in the basement of this warehouse. The circled red guy icon represents that we have agents there. The location sucks and we're in the far southwest of the city, and the base layout blows.



What do we name the base? Write it in or don't.

After we get 6 goons to sign up for combat duty we'll run the first mission. Once you get past rookie you can pick your weapons if you want.

SniperWoreConverse fucked around with this message at 02:28 on Jul 1, 2019

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Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



recently picked up xcom 2 from the steam sale and i would just like to say gently caress aliens. i will destroy them

nuketulsa
Apr 18, 2003

budlitemolaram



Hell Yeah posted:

recently picked up xcom 2 from the steam sale and i would just like to say gently caress aliens. i will destroy them

I feel like Bradford and I share a spiritual bond.

The Cockler
Mar 31, 2018

by Fluffdaddy


i will be a man in black, name the base after a halloween costume outlet

MrQwerty
Apr 15, 2003

Want a better avatar? Boom! Better avatar. Don't say you never got nothing.



name the base Thriller and pretend Vincent Price laughs every time you use it

also I want to kill some aliens

Dong Quixote
Oct 3, 2015



Fun Shoe

Put me in coach, this time as a shooter (android if you got one or human if you don't).

Kinda wonder what the odds are on dying by launcher explosion vs irl alchemist basement chemical explosion.

Dong Quixote fucked around with this message at 19:00 on Nov 3, 2018

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




Hell yeah, I wanna be a dope interceptor.

Seconding the Halloween store, or something spooky.

420 Gank Mid
Dec 25, 2008

WARNING: This poster is a huge bitch!



SniperWoreConverse posted:

or you can have your shitposts uploaded into an Interceptor and get shot down.



and a pre-emptive vote to randy quaid myself into the mother ship asap

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Hyrax Attack!
Jan 13, 2009

We demand to be taken seriously


Agent Hyrax, reporting for duty.

I suggest naming the base Strickland Propane. Those xenos will taste the heat, I tell you what.

WatermelonGun
May 7, 2009


XCom owns

Give me biology skills

The Cockler
Mar 31, 2018

by Fluffdaddy


zenguitarman posted:

Hell yeah, I wanna be a dope interceptor.

Seconding the Halloween store, or something spooky.

we protect the earth 46 weeks out of the year and raise funds for the other six

Flavahbeast
Jul 21, 2001

awoo



pchoo

ElectricSheep
Jan 14, 2006

she had tiny Italian boobs.
Well that's my story.


I'm in as an agent, but not an android this time. Regular hoo-man

Wall Balls
Jun 3, 2007

Spanish Castle Magic



buttery biscuit base

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

Dong Quixote posted:

Put me in coach, this time as a shooter (android if you got one or human if you don't).

Kinda wonder what the odds are on dying by launcher explosion vs irl alchemist basement chemical explosion.

Much more likely launcher malfunction.
We don't have any androids yet because we're not friends with the Sentient Engine Liberation Front. If we get in good with them androids will start to be available to recruit.


420 Gank Mid posted:



and a pre-emptive vote to randy quaid myself into the mother ship asap

zenguitarman posted:

Hell yeah, I wanna be a dope interceptor.

Seconding the Halloween store, or something spooky.

We only have like 5 vehicles, and 1 is the decent actual interceptor, we got 2 flying cars, and 2 ground transports. We don't have enough cash to blow on buying more interceptors atm, so unless one of you wants to be a car you're gonna have to wait till we get more cash. Or we can say gently caress it and blow the initial money on spaceships.

I did order some machine guns, and I took a vid of the delivery guys flying from the arms factory to our base, but the map is so goddamn big this time it's not fuckin uploading for some reason.

Grognan
Jan 23, 2007

by Nyc_Tattoo


AGENT ME

The Protagonist
Jun 29, 2009

The average is 5.5? I thought it was 4. This is very unsettling.


You mother fucker I was having just an absurdly improbably good run and you cut me off

I'm back to slay all in my path

Wurzag
Jun 3, 2007

Bad Moons, Bad Moons, wot ya gonna do?




Wall Balls posted:

buttery biscuit base

This

The Cubelodyte
Sep 1, 2006

Practicing Hypnolaw since 1990

Grimey Drawer

Please put me in as a human agent again. Maybe this time I won’t be killed by your overweening hubris and slipshod tactics.

Luvcow
Jul 1, 2007




imho the original xcom: ufo defense is one of the best games of all time (disclaimer: i don't play video games anymore so i've definitely missed the last 15ish years of them)

op please make me an agent so i may get shot

reignofevil
Nov 7, 2008


Sometimes you gotta break the rules.


I think we should name the base No Aliens Allowed

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

IT *BZZT* WASP ME--
IT WASP ME ALL *BZZT* ALONG!




Feel free to use my old username: Horrible Lurkbeast for a disposable scout.

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




SniperWoreConverse posted:

Much more likely launcher malfunction.
We don't have any androids yet because we're not friends with the Sentient Engine Liberation Front. If we get in good with them androids will start to be available to recruit.



We only have like 5 vehicles, and 1 is the decent actual interceptor, we got 2 flying cars, and 2 ground transports. We don't have enough cash to blow on buying more interceptors atm, so unless one of you wants to be a car you're gonna have to wait till we get more cash. Or we can say gently caress it and blow the initial money on spaceships.

I did order some machine guns, and I took a vid of the delivery guys flying from the arms factory to our base, but the map is so goddamn big this time it's not fuckin uploading for some reason.

That's cool is the ground transport like an apc because I'll do that

Dong Quixote
Oct 3, 2015



Fun Shoe

reignofevil posted:

I think we should name the base No Aliens Allowed

Voting this for base name

The Cockler
Mar 31, 2018

by Fluffdaddy


is it too late/early to clarify that i want to be a biologist?

Jose
Jul 24, 2007




make me some sort of failure of an agent

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

https://i.imgur.com/cdbJJdm.gifv

alright we got 10 hardened rookies ready for combat. We only have 6 machine guns so the two strongest motherfuckers will get AUTOCANNONS instead, and the last two can just dick off in the base while the mission goes.


Gank Mid is loaded up as the interceptor, zen is the APC (it's literally an APC that can hold like 16 motherfuckers and shoots rockets)

Cube & luvcow are in, we've got max agent recruitment atm. In order to load researchers into the game I have to actually mod the save so i'll get our scientists in in between missions. Cockler gets spooked by firearms so Lurkbeast takes that spot on the list for agent recruits. Jose is on the list for future recruits.

For the first mission, instead of investigating for aliens, I traditionally raid the Cult of Sirius. They're hosed up assholes who worship the aliens, and they'll do anything they can to help them take over the city. Therefore we'll kick the doors in, kill everything that has a metabolic system, and steal everything not nailed down.
    Pick a raid target: Cult of Sirius
  1. Temple of the Millenium
  2. Temple of Sirius
  3. Temple of Humility
  4. Temple of the Apocalypse


It doesn't really matter what one you pick, we just don't want to hit the same place over and over again. All of these places are very close to our initial base so don't worry about wasting gas.

Junk
Dec 20, 2003

Listen to reason, man. Why make your job difficult?

I vote we attack Temple of the Apocalypse.

Also put me on the wait list to become an Agent.

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

IT *BZZT* WASP ME--
IT WASP ME ALL *BZZT* ALONG!




3. Time to teach humility

gary oldmans diary
Sep 26, 2005



can you build an arcology yet?

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



please make sure i am on point so that i die the soonest but also draw the first alien blood. loving die, aliens

Hyrax Attack!
Jan 13, 2009

We demand to be taken seriously


By popular demand posted:

3. Time to teach humility

Fart Puzzle
Jul 25, 2007

compressed fart pieces



PUT ME IN COACH! The last LP ended before I could die gloriously in battle

MrQwerty
Apr 15, 2003

Want a better avatar? Boom! Better avatar. Don't say you never got nothing.



3 3 3 3 temple of humility more like temple of dead aliens

Dong Quixote
Oct 3, 2015



Fun Shoe

By popular demand posted:

3. Time to teach humility

The Protagonist
Jun 29, 2009

The average is 5.5? I thought it was 4. This is very unsettling.


Hell Yeah posted:

please make sure i am on point so that i die the soonest but also draw the first alien blood. loving die, aliens

Hell Yeah will be my armor

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




APOCALYPSE NOW

William Henry Hairytaint
Oct 29, 2011



Count me in for round two, give me a big dangerous weapon this time please.

Mozi
Apr 4, 2004


here he comes
and he's gone again


Nap Ghost

sign me up as some sorta physics science man

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Luvcow
Jul 1, 2007




By popular demand posted:

3. Time to teach humility

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