Help me enjoy X-Com

Well, if you need cannon fodder, I`m always up for some dieing gloriously, when you have time.

Well moving certainly counts as a justifiable reason. Don't suppose your headed over to the LA area?

Hey guys. I know I said I would continue when I got my computer set up at the new place. Well after I moved in I was super busy and my computer usage dropped to almost nothing. It took me over a month before I got around to setting it up and by then I totally forgot about Xcoming.

Anyhow I'm all set, and we can continue as soon as I can find where I put the roster file.

Ooh - I can't remember if I was in the latest iteration, but if I'm not, sign me up

Tanglebones wrote:

Ooh - I can't remember if I was in the latest iteration, but if I'm not, sign me up :)

Oooh oooh me too. My squad got me killed once but you just didn't give my clone enough time to check his PSI skill.

Like an idiot I named the roster text file something other than "GWJ XCOM Roster", so it took me a while to find it even though it was staring me in the face. Here is our current list of soldiers:

Bighoppa R * WOUNDED

Wandering Toaist Tanker

MrDevil Heavy **
Redwing Sniper **
Davet Heavy Tanker **
Milkman Medic
Ataraxis *
Cleverid *
The Judge Sniper **
Nathanial Sniper **
Winkgun Heavy
Feeank Medic *
MrTomaytohead Assault
Psych Assault **
Pursuedbybear Medic **

Ubrakto R * DEAD
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Tamren ***
Rat Boy Commissar **
Nightmare Rambo **
Cayne R ***
Tanglebones R *
Blacksheep II R/Tanker ***
Dreamer R *
Alkaline R **
Moondragon R 10 **
Hypatian II R *
Mixolyde II R
Feralmonkey R **
Prozac Sniper ***
Spacedog Heavy **

A star indicates range weapon accuracy. An R means you are a redshirt and your bravery is not up to snuff. Consequently you are considered expendable

All told about 30 men, including Ubrakto who got shot during the battleship mission and needs cloning. I'm sorting through the savegames to see where we are at relative to the final mission. There is still room for more people, ideally we should have about 40 because psychic screening will discount more than half the candidates.

What the hell, dude? Haven't I made it clear that I demand a medical position on any team? And also, I insist on being photographed from only my left side, and that there are no green M&Ms in the bowl in my trailer!

Boo Yah, 3 star sniper. Cue TF2 Sniper catch phrases with an Australian accent.

2 star heavy tanker.

Cue shouts of "Awfully sorry, old bean" before despatching rocket into face of Johnny Foreigne.....err, alien.

Alright! I'm cowardly cannon fodder :p at least I'll get an exciting death!

I'll just sit in the back and continue bleeding, then.

I'd forgotten I was a heavy in this game. Only 2 stars, but I think that's all I need for a rocket launcher. Bring it alien bitches.

Tamren wrote:

There is still room for more people, ideally we should have about 40 because psychic screening will discount more than half the candidates.

You can throw me in wherever you need a body. I think last time I had a pyschic score so low I was discreetly taken out back and put down. I'll cross my fingers this time.

I'm ready to add my name to the list of the dead. Red-shirt me up!

I really was missing these.

I'd like to sign up!

So I am. Sign me up.

I just know I've missed killing aliens. Please get me out there, coach!

I'm a zero-star medic. I don't take lives, I save them. It's just what I do.

I'll volunteer to get rid of the alien menace!

Can I be on the alien side?

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Can I be on the alien side?

You always have been.

The last ten or so pages of this thread have inspired me to reinstall X-com. I hope somebody is happy for the resulting loss of grades and productivity.

Prozac wrote:

Boo Yah, 3 star sniper. Cue TF2 Sniper catch phrases with an Australian accent.

Snipin's a good job, mate.

Also, I am totally down for dying in new and interesting ways.

kazooka wrote:

I hope somebody is happy for the resulting loss of grades and productivity.

So long as you post regular AAR updates, with all the volunteers from here signed up... we'll be plenty happy.

I wish i could get back into X-com as well as Tamren ot post some AAR reports, but i just go frustrated with the graphics/interface issues of it being an old school game, that i semi rage quit after a mission or three.

Just for fun though Tamren can you send me the text file with everyone's name on it? I'd like to try my hand at this again just for fun.

Count me in! I tried playing it myself, but got frustrated and gave up, so I will play vicariously through you.

Feel free to add me. I'm always up for vicarious alien destruction. Or being turned into a chrysalid and massacring my teammates. Whatever gets the most entertainment value.

deftly wrote:

Feel free to add me. I'm always up for vicarious alien destruction. Or being turned into a chrysalid and massacring my teammates. Whatever gets the most entertainment value.

Reading that quickly, I saw "...and massaging my teammates."

0.o

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:
deftly wrote:

Feel free to add me. I'm always up for vicarious alien destruction. Or being turned into a chrysalid and massacring my teammates. Whatever gets the most entertainment value.

Reading that quickly, I saw "...and massaging my teammates."

0.o

Damn chrysalids are always inappropriately touching their teammates. That's why the Sectoids refuse to work with them.

PICK ME PICK ME!