X-Com Enemy Unknown AAR: First Contact

Against my better judgement, I stayed up last night to try and get through the tutorial so I can start the game proper. Just to warn you all what's coming, I put it on Classic difficulty, and lost all but 1 man in the 3rd mission. Mission was accomplished at least!

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Sure, I'm in! Country of Origin, UK if possible. not fussy about the rest, just want to take part!

pm sent.

Lars. I'm in and ready to go. Only time I've been losing people on Classic Ironman is when I've been trying to take a live alien. Stupid Arc Throwers.

You can add me if you want. My country of Origin is Israel but if you don't find anything you can set me up as Ukrainian (My father's family came from Zakarpatia but he was born in Belgium and my Mother is half Polish/Ukrainian). Another option is Czech Republic,Slovakia,Poland.

As a roll you can put me as medic/assault . Those are two rolls that are common in IDF . The IDF is known for charging the enemy and its combat medicine is pretty good (the paraolympic Tennis champion almost died in Lebanon war 2) .

I bet you'll need a lot of replacements especially starting out because losing soldiers is pretty common in XCOM games. I'm still not sure how much they watered down the difficulty . In the original game on beginner difficulty I had a base raid on the end of the first month . People usually melted when they were hit with anything bigger than a plasma pistol and people who were hit with a pistol died a few turns later.

Prozac wrote:

Lars. I'm in and ready to go. Only time I've been losing people on Classic Ironman is when I've been trying to take a live alien. Stupid Arc Throwers.

Sounds good. I've got some stuff to take care of tonight, but hopefully I can get it going before I go to bed.

Instead of waiting until someone hits Corporal before letting them lead a squad, I'm just going to go ahead and let you officers lead right away. Obviously, your character will be a part of the squad that you take into a mission, but if your character dies, well... better luck next time.

I am good to go too. Need me to pm my email?

Brizahd wrote:

I am good to go too. Need me to pm my email?

That's up to you. If you use Dropbox, I have an account set up that I can drop it into, and then just give you the login details for it. Let me know.

[size=18]First Contact[/size]
Date: March 1st, 2015
Operation Flying Future

Alien activity reported in Houston, Texas. Last reports place the alien threat near a local trucking station. First response team sent in to eliminate the threat. Mission footage will transmit in 3..... 2..... 1......

Looking forward to this! Also, I am afraid of the unknown that is lurking in Egypt.

In real life, I have the game preloaded, but it still has 1 day and 13 hours to unlock. I sense Friday will be my "home office" day...

Lars sent me his files but I get an error "failed to read saved game. The file may be corrupt."

I guess Lars' corrupting influence extends into his save files

Please put me in if you have room!

mrwynd wrote:

Please put me in if you have room!

There will probably be room eventually, unless we get defeated before we chew through everyone. I'm keeping a running list of volunteers in the 2nd post of this thread, so if you want in and your name is not listed there, let me know.

*bad edit job, ignore*

Ok, I had my friend send me his files, and I was able to load up his campaign. Prozac, did you copy over the profile.bin file I sent you as well? If not, that might be why you got the corrupt file error. Easiest thing to do would be to just copy all your save game files, and your profile.bin file, somewhere else, copy all 4 files I sent you into that directory, and run the game to see if you can access it. I'm off from work tomorrow, feel free to message me on Steam if you need anything.

I just tried again, only thing in my xcom savedata directory is your files. All 3 get the error message. I have the EU version of the game, that's the only thing I can think of that may be causing incompatibilities.

Prozac wrote:

:(

I just tried again, only thing in my xcom savedata directory is your files. All 3 get the error message. I have the EU version of the game, that's the only thing I can think of that may be causing incompatibilities.

Sounds like you might be right. Looks like you just got demoted.

[size=18]Status Report[/size]
Date: March 1st, 2015

Operation Flying Future was a success. The collection of some weapon fragments from the scene has allowed us to start researching the enemy weaponry. It will be important to narrow the gap as soon as humanly possible. We expect to have some results incoming within approximately 8 days.

The engineering department has been able to manufacture 2 medkits for our troops. They will be made available as soon as possible to our men.

[size=14]Barracks roster:[/size]
[color=blue][size=14]Officers[/size][/color]
Rookie Elimu Edwin
Rookie Brizahd Wizahd
Rookie Chuki Cyrax

[color=blue][size=14]Soldiers[/size][/color]
Squaddie Prozac Fluoxetine HEAVY WEAPONS
Squaddie Cartoonin Brandt SUPPORT
Rookie Wandering Taoist
Rookie Dennis D-Man777
Rookie Vincent Vega
Rookie Tatu Tkyl
Rookie Quintin Stone
Rookie Puce Moose

Ok, Brizahd, you're up next. I sent you the game files, and I adjusted the mission in game, and adjusted the posts above this one. Let me know if you have any problems.

Laarrs wrote:

Ok, Brizahd, you're up next. I sent you the game files, and I adjusted the mission in game, and adjusted the posts above this one. Let me know if you have any problems.

Will do HOOAH!

[size=18]Status Report[/size]
Date: March 7th, 2015

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We have received multiple reports around the globe of further alien abductions, specifically in the cities of London, Mendoza, and Cairo. A quick response team will be immediately dispatched to Cairo, Egypt. Rookie Brizahd Wizahd will be commanding officer.

[size=14]Response Team:[/size]
Rookie Brizahd Wizahd, commanding
Squaddie Prozac Fluoxetine, Heavy weapons
Squaddie Cartoonin Brandt, Support
Rookie Wandering Taoist

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Godspeed, gentlemen, come back safely.

Brizahd wrote:

Okay so I just want to go ahead and get it out of the way that I haven't played much. Now before you worry, no I didn't get everyone killed. I just didn't take any screenshots... I thought you could rewatch completed missions. I took notes and intended to take screenshots to go with said notes.

No worries, I don't expect anyone to record their missions. But, if you DO want to record them, one option is to use a program called Bandicam, which is what I used to record the first mission. I'm only using the free version right now, so it limits a video to no longer then 10 minutes and puts their watermark on the video, but it works well enough for my purposes. (youtube limits videos to 15 minutes long for a basic account)

Good job on the mission completion!

If you get a mexican, put me in! Sexy "Mexy" Mex, probably Support class or whatever

[size=18]Status Report[/size]
Date: March 10th, 2015

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Our satellites detected a small UFO above the continental United States. Raven-1 was dispatched to engage the target, and was able to down the craft with only minimal damage sustained. There are reports of alien activity around the crash site. A quick response team will be dispatched immediately to the site. Rookie Elimu Edwin will be the commanding officer.

[size=14]Response Team:[/size]
Rookie Elimu Edwin, commanding
Corporal Prozac Fluoxetine, Heavy weapons
Rookie Dennis D-Man
Rookie Vincent Vega

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Godspeed, gentlemen, come back safely.

Helloooooo, nurse!

[size=18]Status Report[/size]
Date: March 7th, 2015

Operation Broken Rain was a success! The following promotions are effective immediately:

Prozac Fluoxetine: Squaddie to Corporal
Brizahd Wizahd: Rookie to Squaddie: Assault

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Troopers Cartoonin Brandt and Quinton Stone were both wounded during the operation, but we should have both of our brave troops available for reassignment within 8 days.

[size=14]Barracks roster:[/size]
[color=blue][size=14]Officers[/size][/color]
Squaddie Brizahd Wizahd ASSAULT
Rookie Elimu Edwin
Rookie Chuki Cyrax

[color=blue][size=14]Soldiers[/size][/color]
Squaddie Prozac Fluoxetine HEAVY WEAPONS
Squaddie Cartoonin Brandt SUPPORT [color=red]WOUNDED: 8 Days[/color]
Rookie Wandering Taoist
Rookie Dennis D-Man777
Rookie Vincent Vega
Rookie Tatu Tkyl
Rookie Quintin Stone [color=red]GRAVELY WOUNDED: 7 Days[/color]
Rookie Puce Moose

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Helloooooo, nurse!

Enjoy the hospital stay. At least you're not a wimp like Cartoonin; He's only wounded, but is going to take longer to get back to duty.

I just noticed that Wandering Taoist didn't actually go on the first mission. I thought for sure that I had him in the save as being on the squad. I also noticed that Brizahd has a different helmet then the one I assigned him........

SQUADDIE BRIZAHD, DID YOU DISREGARD MY ORDERS BY GRABBING EQUIPMENT OFF LIMITS TO YOU, AND BY REASSIGNING PERSONNEL ON THIS MISSION! YOU BETTER HAVE A GOOD EXPLANATION, SOLDIER, OR I'LL BUST YOU BACK TO ROOKIE FOR THIS!

[size=16]Available X-Com soldier roster:[/size]

[color=blue][size=14]Officers[/size][/color]
Elimu Edwin
Brizahd Wizahd (Preferred gear: tank)
Chuki Cyrax

[color=blue][size=14]Fodder[/size][/color]
Prozac Fluoxetine (Origin country: Australia. Preferred gear: sniper rifle)
Wandering Taoist
Dennis D-Man777
Vincent Vega
(Preferred gear: Cool shades)
Tatu Tkyl
Quintin Stone
Cartoonin Brandt
(Origin country: Germany. Preferred gear: cuffs, handgun)
Puce Moose (Origin country: USA. Preferred gear: sniper rifle/pistol)
Dogo Duoae (Preferred gear: grenades)
Tamasha Thin_J
Nbushe Nevin73
(Preferred gear: machine gun)
Lumbwi LesterKing
Babu Baronofhell
Maskini Momgamer
(Preferred race/gender: NOT Japanese chick)
Machupa Mayfield
Endesha Exitpursuedbybear
Ghanima Gremlin
Tamren Tumaini
(Origin country: Canada)
Baraka Blacksabre (Preferred gear: sniper rifle)
Rahma Rangerrick
Waseme Winkandthegun
Rim Renji
Safi Slacker1913
(Origin country: Russia. Preferred class: Heavy/Assault)
Joseph Domano
Obama Oilypenguin
Mark Maquis
(Origin country: Australia. Preferred gender: Male)
Chaniya Cayne (Origin country: United States. Preferred gear: Dual wielding, high bps)
Zuberi Whispa
Ghubari Gunner
Zaafarani Zappa
(Origin country: United Kingdom. Preferred gear: Submachine gun)
Kabisa Kraint (Origin country: Germany)
Omni omnipherous (Origin country: United Kingdom)
Nabila Niseg (Origin country: Israel, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia,Poland. Preferred class: Medic/Assault)
Madaha Mrwynd
Sexy Mex

Yeah, cartoonin is a f*cking pussy.

I'll do you proud, Sir!