X-Com Enemy Unknown AAR: First Contact

Laarrs wrote:
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!

;)

I did change the helmet... it allows for more peripheral vision. Actually I just wanted to make sure I was a girl. I also thought it was Taoist that went on the mission though. All I remember was 2 in white and 1 each in yellow and red. The groundpounders all look the same. With all do respect, regardless of the change it was obviously the right choice since it was a success... just saying.

Also I'll d/l that bandicam, sounds pretty cool. 10 minutes should be more than enough time for Prozac to kill everything.

Shouldn't the rookies wear red? Aka redshirts?

Duoae wrote:

Shouldn't the rookies wear red? Aka redshirts? :)

Ooooo, I like this idea! I will definitely be using that in my playthrough.

CptDomano wrote:
Duoae wrote:

Shouldn't the rookies wear red? Aka redshirts? :)

Ooooo, I like this idea! I will definitely be using that in my playthrough.

I have red for assault and heavies, green for support and yellow for snipers. I leave rookies in their default uniforms.

At the moment my two favourite units are Tom "Tomahawk" McAwesome and a sniper who's nickname is "Ironsight".

I prefer my medics to wear red.

So.. Brizahd got me 6 kills? Damn, I think I work better under his command

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.

Anyway to sum it up Prozac killed everything. The rest of the group got to at least shoot their guns...

Operation Broken Rain, Cairo Egypt.

We arrive on the outskirts of several buildings, with no idea where the hostile forces are. One two story building on our left looks like it would be a good vantage point. Prozac dashes up the ladder and I'll be damned if 2 of the buggers are not in the upstairs room. The rest of the group fans out around the building to cover the sides in case the try and run.

One of the aliens takes a shot at Prozac and blows out the window and the wall he is behind. The other jumps out the window nearest them and takes cover behind the opposite wall. No one down below can see, so Prozac is on his own. No problem Prozac tosses a frag grenade and takes them both out! 2 kills for Prozac.

Prozac moves to a corner and goes into overwatch as the rest of the group moves to check out a sound heard in one of the other buildings. Before they can get to it we encounter some aliens behind a truck. Brandt, Brizahd and Toaist trade shots from behind cover with them and they ignore Prozac on the rooftop to their own demise. Prozac is able to scoot closer and get flanking shots on them. 2 more down. The rest of the group continues moving toward the building where the strange sound was heard.

Brandt and Brizahd rush inside and take cover! Leaving Toaist outside in overwatch. Nothing, the room is empty. In another part of the building movement is seen by Prozac. 2 aliens are seen moving past a window. The rest of the group gleefully moves through the room toward them. Gleefull that they to might share in the bounty of killing. Suicidally the aliens bust out of the building out into the open and take pot shots at the group inside.

Chuckling on the roof Prozac launches a rocket killing them both in the blast. 2 more dead. Mission over...

[size=18]Status Report[/size]
Date: March 8th, 2015

Our scientists have completed their research on the alien weapon fragments. We are now capable of constructing a device called a S.C.O.P.E., which will improve the targeting capabilities of any of our soldiers who carry this device. The next research project will center on alien materials, which should give us a breakthrough on our armor capabilities.

Construction has started on a new satellite, which we hope to have completed within 20 days.

Effective immediately, there will be a new uniform code. The hope is that by standardizing our uniforms, it will be easier to quickly and easily locate and recognize our soldiers in the field.

Rookies: White armor
Assault: [color=blue]Blue armor[/color]
Heavy: [color=yellow]Yellow armor[/color]
Sniper: [color=green]Green armor[/color]
Support: [color=red]Red armor[/color]

Prozac wrote:

So.. Brizahd got me 6 kills? Damn, I think I work better under his command :)

Well, maybe, but he's, like, under my command, so technically you are still under my command, but just removed a couple of levels. So, yeah.......

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Yeah, cartoonin is a f*cking pussy.

Hope you can back that up sister.

cartoonin99 wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

Yeah, cartoonin is a f*cking pussy.

Hope you can back that up sister. ;)

Girl fight! Girl fight!

:p

I'd like s spot in the X-Com reserves. No first names seem to go with Higgledy so I'll say Zeek of the top of my head. I'd like to be a heavy but I'm not really fussy :).

Higgledy wrote:

I'd like s spot in the X-Com reserves. No first names seem to go with Higgledy so I'll say Zeek of the top of my head. I'd like to be a heavy but I'm not really fussy :).

Not even Piggledy?

I see you as:

Piggledy "Destroyer of Worlds" Higgledy

Duoae wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

I'd like s spot in the X-Com reserves. No first names seem to go with Higgledy so I'll say Zeek of the top of my head. I'd like to be a heavy but I'm not really fussy :).

Not even Piggledy?

I see you as:

Piggledy "Destroyer of Worlds" Higgledy

True. 'Destroyer of worlds' would make a great nickname.

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Personal Journal of Rookie Elimu Edwin

Date: March 10th, 2015
12:01 PM
United States of America

The men and I have been put on alert and we are to prepare our gear for a sortie. No one knows yet what to expect.

Date: March 10th, 2015
12:26 PM

We're being sent out to a possible shot down alien craft. This will be the first time anyone in XCOM has done and we're tense. Need to find a way to relax.

Date: March 10th, 2015
2:15 PM
United States of America

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We have arrived to the outskirts of where we have detected the alien craft to have crash landed after a successful sortie by our Interceptors.

[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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We make our rapid exit of the skyranger covering our flanks for the xenos have had plenty of time to setup a perimeter. God knows what lies ahead for us. Some of us are shaking our rifles creating noise so we wrap what we can with rubber and foam so as not to give away our position.

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We immediately encounter four of the little ones the others have started to call Sectoids and they scurry about with a sound that is often worse than nails on the chalk board. I can feel the goose bumps through my armor padding.

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Corporal Prozac is able to down one of the Sectoid things without much of an effort. I moved up and positioned myself within range of two of the buggers and dispatch one of the other Sectoids trying to sneak around our right flank. Rookie Vega takes up position next to me and takes out the third one. Rookie Danny spots one moving up onto our position from 1 o'clock and misses his shots. I'll have to spend more time with him at the range practicing.

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After dispatching all the perimeter guards we find the craft in all it's burning and crunkled glory. Most aircraft would have been piles of metal strewn everywhere, but this was mostly intact. It was then we attempted to breach the aircraft an encountered something that can only be described as inspiring. The doctor says its a being of pure energy. I'm not sure what to call it but I hoped it would at least be hurt by our bullets.

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The creature was imposing and looks like it could easily stand toe-to-toe with anyone in our barracks. Before we could even react and shoot it, Dr. Shen warned us to avoid damaging this giant green tube which he thinks is the primary power source of the craft. He fears for our safety should it be breached and cause an explosive reaction. I immediately relayed my orders and back away from the hatch of the craft as the power source is in my direct line of fire.

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Rookie Vega moved up to flanking position and put some rounds into it confirming that we could harm this thing. Emboldened, Cpl. Prozac doesn't even bother to mount his M60 with bipod on the rock right next to him. He just shoots from the hip at what I thought would be an impossible shot.

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He felled the thing with one burst. I've never seen a human wield a weapon as heavy as a full sized M60 with such precision and efficiency. That man is a cold killing machine and I am really glad he is human.

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After returning to base and filing a report with the commander, three of us have been promoted based on our exemplary performance in the last sortie. Cpl. Prozac is now the senior ranking officer in our barracks with the rank of Sergeant.

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I too have been promoted but to Squaddie and have been recommended as the first dedicated sniper in the barracks. My time as a designated marksman in the Russian Armed Forces should be invaluable because as far as I can tell, XCOM doesn't field dedicated two man sniper-scout teams like the US Armed forces do. I will have to take some time and head to the base range and practice with the bolt action rifle they have issues me as all my experience with a semi-automatic SVD.

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Lastly, Rookie Vega was also promoted to Squaddie and has been designated the squad medic. From our first encounters, we're going to need all the help we can get.

Day by day, we're building unit cohesion. We're getting better and soon, we will have these ублюдки crawling back where they came from.

Oh, I have to remember to file my helmet cam with command to review the footage.

Awesome report, Squaddie Edwin. I eagerly await to review your helmet cam footage.

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

Operation Burning Hell was a success! The following promotions are effective immediately:

Prozac "Strobe" Fluoxetine: Corporal to Sergeant
Elimu Edwin: Rookie to Squaddie: Sniper
Vincent Vega: Rookie to Squaddie: Support

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

[color=blue][size=14]Soldiers[/size][/color]
Sergeant Prozac Fluoxetine HEAVY WEAPONS
Squaddie Cartoonin Brandt SUPPORT [color=red]WOUNDED: 5 Days[/color]
Squaddie Vincent Vega SUPPORT
Rookie Wandering Taoist
Rookie Dennis D-Man777
Rookie Tatu Tkyl
Rookie Quintin Stone [color=red]GRAVELY WOUNDED: 4 Days[/color]
Rookie Puce Moose

[size=18]Status Report[/size]
Date: March 12th, 2015

Our research teams are reporting a breakthrough on the studies they have been performing on the alien materials that we gathered. We will now be able to produce a lightweight vest that can further protect our soldiers in battle. Drinks are on the house tonight!

Our scientists believe our highest priority to be examining the biological workings of the aliens, so we have assigned all 9 scientist to studing 4 of the Sectoid corpses we have been able to recover. The expect to have some results to report on within the week.

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[size=18]Status Report[/size]
Date: March 17th, 2015

Our research teams are reporting yet another breakthrough! According the report sitting in front of me, it should be possible for our team to capture one of the aliens alive for a more thorough investigation of their biology, and an opportunity to interrogate it. First, however, our engineering team will need to construct a device the scientists have referred to as an "arc thrower". The prototype they are currently working on will require the device operator to be within a few feet of the target of the attack in order to incapacitate. I have asked them if they can get more range, but they are not hopeful. The first prototype of the device should be ready in approximately 1 week.

The scientists did gather enough information to allow our engineers to begin immediate production on an alien containment facility. We will begin construction of the facility immediately, as we still have enough power and funds available at the moment. Our engineers expect construction to be completed in approximately 1 week.

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[size=18]Status Report[/size]
Date: March 20th, 2015

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We are receiving multiple reports of alien abductions from around the globe. Abduction locations include:

Sapporo, Japan
Moscow, Russia
Ottowa, Canada

We can only respond to one of these locations. After weighing all of our options carefully, I've decided we will be sending a strike team to Moscow, Russia. We expect to see heavy resistance. Rookie Chuki Cyrax will be the commanding officer.

[size=14]Response Team:[/size]
Rookie Chuki Cyrax, commanding
Sergeant Prozac "Strobe" Fluoxetine, Heavy weapons
Squaddie Cartoonin Brandt, Support
Rookie Quinton Stone

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Godspeed, gentlemen, come back safely.

When do we earn the right to take the helmet off? I'll shoot through hte specs for an authentic Prozac

I'm gonna kill so many sectoids!

I'm not heavy, I'm just big-boned!

"Caught up in the moment, the CO forgot burning cars explode. You know that. Sgt Prozac panicks for his CO, and fires on Quintin, missing."

Story of my f*cking life!! He didn't panic, he just wants to kill me.

cyrax wrote:

Videos to come later. On that point, anyone know any video compression software that just works? VirtualDub is a serious pain, and I don't have the time to fiddle with it.

MPEG Streamclip

Slacker1913 wrote:

If we can choose our country of origin, can you make me Russian?

I think that it's a missed opportunity that your in game name isn't "Ivan Slackov."

cyrax wrote:

"Quintin disobeys orders hoping to get a clean shot. More training might be in order, as he misses."

"Quintin tries unsuccessfully to blind toss a grenade, destroying the truck."

"Rookie Quintin gets a better angle for a shot, but still comes up empty."

"Rookie Stone takes yet another chance shot, another miss."

Geez, if Quintin's going to be a heavy someone please give the man a SCOPE.

Playing heavy is all about the rocket launcher. u_u

Quintin_Stone wrote:

I'm not heavy, I'm just big-boned!

"Caught up in the moment, the CO forgot burning cars explode. You know that. Sgt Prozac panicks for his CO, and fires on Quintin, missing."

Story of my f*cking life!! He didn't panic, he just wants to kill me.

Vega wrote:
cyrax wrote:

"Quintin disobeys orders hoping to get a clean shot. More training might be in order, as he misses."

"Quintin tries unsuccessfully to blind toss a grenade, destroying the truck."

"Rookie Quintin gets a better angle for a shot, but still comes up empty."

"Rookie Stone takes yet another chance shot, another miss."

Geez, if Quintin's going to be a heavy someone please give the man a SCOPE. :D

I was trying to take out Quintin for the good of the team.

Your face is like a sectoid's ass, Prozac!