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SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

https://i.imgur.com/08TzL9h.gifv

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Hyrax Attack!
Jan 13, 2009

We demand to be taken seriously


gary oldmans diary posted:

can you build an arcology yet?

YOU CANíT CUT BACK ON AUTOCANNON FUNDING YOU WILL REGRET THIS!

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




Check out that whip, please play this as we smoke that chronic on the way to our objective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6oGJ9vIbSk

Taeke
Feb 2, 2010



I'd like to die, or maybe be a science dude since I'll still probably die, whatever you need.

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFFa440Mo0I

This is a super goddamn weird small building. Very narrow but maybe pretty long. There's nothing of value in the first room.


They're creeping around somewhere so I have Lurk shoot down their bullshit curtains so we can get some vision
https://i.imgur.com/hXda6XH.gifv

Hell Yeah makes contact
https://i.imgur.com/XHk89hc.gifv
Dong Q tries to follow up
https://i.imgur.com/8G4dazR.gifv
Xcom peerless accuracy strikes once again.


Qwerty takes care of things tho
https://i.imgur.com/kg11oyM.gifv

I have everyone else take defensive positions, and it was a good thing, cause Dong takes a bullet to the brain
https://i.imgur.com/jAKAnjC.gifv
Get patched up. This probably has nothing to do with lurk accidentally hitting our own guys more than the cultists.

Sheep's in position, so takes out some scumbags:
https://i.imgur.com/zdon6tS.gifv
There's still more tho. Qwerty finds them & Hyrax assists
https://i.imgur.com/5rLCrga.gifv
Hell yeah finishes this thing. And blows up a shitload of loot.
https://i.imgur.com/lxwkD11.gifv

Dong Quixote
Oct 3, 2015



Fun Shoe

Yo boss, I like a good show of force with our APC as much as the next guy, but dont you think it makes us look a bit soft that we're too lazy to walk literally next door?

The Protagonist
Jun 29, 2009

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


It shows we mean business. I like to think it pulled outta the garage or whatever and then immediately just tears straight across the street to breech the opposite building

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



SniperWoreConverse posted:


Hell yeah finishes this thing. And blows up a shitload of loot.
https://i.imgur.com/lxwkD11.gifv

communism will win

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva


Good progress already.

Dong Quixote posted:

Yo boss, I like a good show of force with our APC as much as the next guy, but dont you think it makes us look a bit soft that we're too lazy to walk literally next door?
Fine, next time you can pick up all the loot and manually haul it instead of throwing it in the trunk. You're outta commission because you got shot in the brainstem but lived, so you're not gonna be carrying anything for a while.

Speaking of loot, we got some decent stuff, but we lost most of it in the last part there.

We got:
laser sniper + ammo
Autocannons + armor piercing ammo
HEAVY LAUNCHER + 2 high explosive missiles
a handful of grenades
Ö nothing else. No good money loot or drugs or anything.

I'm gonna load in the rest of the science nerds and then ⏩ till something interesting happens.

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

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




Kicking the poo poo out of a terrorist cult is never getting old.
Especially when they are such a minor threat.

ElectricSheep
Jan 14, 2006

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


yay I lived

Luvcow posted:

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)

I play way less than I used to, I sunk hundreds of hours into UFO Defense and Apocalypse, and the 2 new XCOM games are extremely my poo poo

Hyrax Attack!
Jan 13, 2009

We demand to be taken seriously


Whoa, I killed two things and got promoted. Cool!

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

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




The upcoming Phoenix Point looks amazing.

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

Taeke posted:

I'd like to die, or maybe be a science dude since I'll still probably die, whatever you need.

We have 10 agents rn, and 2 biologists, 1 mozi runs physics. Do whatever you want, if you want agent i'll put you on the list.

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


I'll take physicist! I have to catch up with this thread, and I've never played the game, can you do first and last names? Either way, I'd love to be a part of this.

Mozi
Apr 4, 2004


here he comes
and he's gone again


Nap Ghost

i'd like to explore an exciting new idea i have i'm calling 'the wheel'

Dong Quixote
Oct 3, 2015



Fun Shoe

SniperWoreConverse posted:

You're outta commission because you got shot in the brainstem but lived, so you're not gonna be carrying anything for a while.

This is why I switched outta physicist from last time - don't need no brain to pull a trigger

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

Rupert Buttermilk posted:

I'll take physicist! I have to catch up with this thread, and I've never played the game, can you do first and last names? Either way, I'd love to be a part of this.

Yes and yes.


BUT gently caress! Aliens instantly struck long before they normally do.

zen appears to be stoned and can't figure out how to get to the goddamn place. He drives around the block for like 20 minutes and the vid is too boring. After fanangling the controls we finally make it to the mission locale


Alien Alert -- Oliver Twist Block:
Type: Slum. Owner: Government
Squad 1: Hell Yeah, Horrible Lurkbeast, MrQwerty, Hyrax Attack!, ElectricSheep, Grognan





We don't have the technology to safely bring aliens back to base, so any that we knock out in combat will be disposed of on site

Marmaduke!
May 19, 2009

Why would it do that!?

Hoping to see Mutoid Man, he's the best

Captain Billy Pissboy
Oct 25, 2005

by Nyc_Tattoo


College Slice

Put me in boss. I'll be the best bullet sponge you've ever seen.

MrQwerty
Apr 15, 2003

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



3 kills on the first mission

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

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




Waste not want not.

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr73pOpaDAw

We load in, this is a sorta big map. Civilians & an indoor/outdoor zone.

Grognan spots them instantly:
https://i.imgur.com/SHsOTAg.gifv
God drat it dude. I have Lurk move to stun. If it works it'll knock this rear end in a top hat out of the fight fast.
https://i.imgur.com/vXicqtl.gifv
Everyone else moves to guard. Your move, scum.
https://i.imgur.com/2Sai8Vf.gifv

https://i.imgur.com/p1Q2J5V.gifv
that was anticlimactic. We recovered some kind of biological gun. Actual aliens are destroyed.

Taeke
Feb 2, 2010



SniperWoreConverse posted:

We have 10 agents rn, and 2 biologists, 1 mozi runs physics. Do whatever you want, if you want agent i'll put you on the list.

I said whatever you needed, so if you need more agents then sign me up. I seem te remember going through those quicker than in the later xcom games, so I'll get my turn to be cannon fodder soon enough.

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

The city goes completely silent. Well, as quiet as it gets. The labs make good progress in Dimension Gate tech & the Biotransport module.

Until UFOs are detected. I scramble 420 and the cars to shoot them down, but I accidentally gently caress up the orders and they explode the wreckage. The other ufos mill around and then leave before we can get close enough to engage.

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

We're gonna have to spread out our guys around the city, it's too big to cover effectively from our one base.

We make it thru the night without anything else happening. Physics makes a breakthru:


Because I accidentally blew up the UFO wreckage before we could recover it, the physicists have nothing else to do for now. Whoops.

Here's where we can start to decide what we're going to do tho:


The UFOs were floating around somewhere near these buildings owned by the illegal Psyke gang. According to our connections, aliens are in fact focusing on them to try and assume control. Right now they're 6% infiltrated. I think if it gets past 50% there's a chance they flip completely to aliens, but I don't know exactly how it works.

If we want we can proactively investigate them for alien influence. If we find aliens we get a mission, and no harm no foul. If we don't find aliens, then Psyke will get pissed at us, and if they get pissed off enough they'll try to fight us, aliens or not. If we do nothing and some civilian sees aliens we'll get the ghostbusters alarm and have to go fight them, but that will mean just a little less funding cause we're barely doing our job.

    What do we do:
  • Investigate Psyke:
    a) Chronos Block. Slum.
    b) Civic Project. Slum.
    c) Necronomicon Mansions. Slum.
  • Buy some cars or something
  • Recruit some more guys
  • Some other thing, write it in
  • Don't do poo poo, just ⏩ till the next interesting event

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



gently caress aliens

MrQwerty
Apr 15, 2003

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



Investigate necronomicon mansions

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



MrQwerty posted:

Investigate necronomicon mansions

Mozi
Apr 4, 2004


here he comes
and he's gone again


Nap Ghost

i've got a good feeling about necronomicon mansions

MrQwerty
Apr 15, 2003

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



Mozi posted:

i've got a good feeling about necronomicon mansions

I've got a feeling about necronomicon mansions

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

Taeke posted:

I said whatever you needed, so if you need more agents then sign me up. I seem te remember going through those quicker than in the later xcom games, so I'll get my turn to be cannon fodder soon enough.

It's a little different. The aliens are more subtle and will change their strategies based on how you play. Usually everything will go ok until they pull some crazy poo poo outta the dimension gate and we have no counter for it.

So right now we have 10 agents. We can hire more no problem. We have 15 science guys and only 4 are named after goons. So you can slot into a science position now, or a car, or get on the agent list. Whatever you want man. I don't need anybody new as of right this second.

I'm probably not going to hire anybody until we get to the point where we're sending 8 or 10 or 16 agents to one mission, or unless the thread votes to hire more now, but anybody could get killed and agents will go off the sign up list and into the game that way too.

---

Dong is still wounded. We'll send in the last crew to take a look at the mansions. Before we get there the cops shoot at psyke and we almost get hosed up from it, but I screwed up the capture. Once that settles down, we do the investigation. There are aliens.

Investigation -- Necronomicon Mansions:
Type: Slum. Owner: Psyke
Squad 1: Hell Yeah, Horrible Lurkbeast, MrQwerty, Hyrax Attack!, ElectricSheep, Grognan


Luvcow
Jul 1, 2007




MrQwerty posted:

Investigate necronomicon mansions


Hell Yeah posted:

gently caress aliens

Captain Billy Pissboy
Oct 25, 2005

by Nyc_Tattoo


College Slice

MrQwerty posted:

Investigate necronomicon mansions

Can you buy drugs from this gang?

MrQwerty
Apr 15, 2003

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



SniperWoreConverse posted:

There are aliens.

CALLED IT

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



me when i see the aliens:

reignofevil
Nov 7, 2008


Sometimes you gotta break the rules.


Investigate the psyke gang.

Edit- okay that is already happening

Blade Runner
Aug 14, 2015



Sign me up as an agent because I'm already a disposable sci-fi man

Statutory Ape
Sep 12, 2017




i never played this game but make me a weak rear end bitch


and also give me grenades

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010







Gun Saliva

Captain Billy Pissboy posted:

Can you buy drugs from this gang?

Psyke invented drugs. Space drugs that is:

(The numbers are off but it's the same org)


---
Blade & Ape are on the list
---

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4oKN4Eijhg


seems like a bigger map, but only because it's a multilevel shithole apartment. Unless the aliens walk right into us like last time it could end up being a slog. No civilians this time.

I split Lurk & Grognan off into a second squad, they'll take the fire escape, everyone else goes towards the main entrance. It's insanely tedious and eventually I break up everyone and they each start going door to door looing through all the apartments.

Finally, after 6 goddamn turns, Hyrax finds some... thing.
https://i.imgur.com/Ti2rloV.gifv
Lands some good shots but it seems to have no effect. Retreat and wait for backup.

Qwert gets in and the situation is made more complicated:
https://i.imgur.com/cRcAFk7.gifv
also I forgot to bring grenades whelp hopefully stun does something

That's a lot of guys for one noob with just a gun, so I have Hyrax help cover and everyone else hauls towards this apartment. Fuckin lurkbeast is on the goddam roof and there's no chance they'll be nearby. Grog is on a different floor, in fact everyone else is basically as far away as they can be.
https://i.imgur.com/Ak4x95e.gifv
It looks like the gas works on Mr Pink, but whatever that snake thing is it's extremely fast and does a ton of up-close damage. Hyrax gets wounded even through the armor. Remember the last guy had to get pegged several times point blank before getting a wound, this was like one attack, but it's not critically bad yet. Hell Yeah lusts for alien blood.
[e: this was where Hell Yeah runs down the other corridor and looks for aliens but sees none]
Gotta find the big one.


Qwert finds some kind of like embryos or something. They don't attack or take any action at all when the door opens. Let's try door #2
https://i.imgur.com/V09b0St.gifv
Literally misses with almost a whole magazine what the gently caress even?

This is the part where I scream "IT"S GETTING AWAAAAAAY!!"
https://i.imgur.com/ijNGRmZ.gifv

Grognan cuts it off at the pass and does essentially nothing. Hell Yeah gets ready to blow it up, but gets beat to the punch.
https://i.imgur.com/LYU4UTV.gifv



We didn't recover anything from that mission, but at least the wounds were mild. Probably that was maybe all the aliens? Unless some snuck out of the building and went somewhere else?


uh, things seem to be getting A LOT worse, FAST?? Psyke is now 26% infiltrated, but you gotta remember that it takes time for Xcom spies or w/e comes up with this info to get up to date. The chart is always at least one hour in the past, so maybe we killed all the aliens completely and it'll plummet to zero. Or that was the tip of the iceberg.

    What do we do:
  • Investigate Psyke:
    a) Chronos Block. Slum.
    b) Civic Project. Slum.
  • Buy some cars or something
  • Recruit some more guys
  • Some other thing, write it in
  • Don't do poo poo, just ⏩ till the next interesting event

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Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

In the cheery brightness of the 41st millennium there is only CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!


Put me down as an Agent again. I'll have to go find the old thread to see how I did, the last update I remember I was the world's shittiest sniper.

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