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Old 10-08-2012, 05:13 PM   #61
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Probably gonna end up streaming this for a little bit before bed when it comes out tonight. Gonna ignore the tutorials and all too cause it's not like they're really needed once you've seen some of the videos online and all.

Most likely will be Normal Ironman mode at first, and when I have a longer span of time, I'll probably set up a separate game (difficulty to be determined, same for whether Ironman or not), with forum members having soldiers named after them and having some sort of control over them or what they do if they so wish it. I'm still going to name soldiers after forum members in the normal ironman mode game I'm playing though!
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:02 PM   #62
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:08 PM   #63
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This game is a bit of buggy mess at times but holy FUCK THIS IS FUN. Tried to start off with Classic Ironman, but I'm thinking I'm just gonna do Ironman later, when I have a better understanding of what I need to do to not have the world fall apart around me. This game is seriously fantastic and I hope more people play it goddamn.

Also don't play on Normal unless you're REALLY bad at this game, it ain't xcom otherwise.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:34 PM   #64
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Classic is the way to go. Impossible difficulty is only theoretically possible in Iron man mode.

Yeah, the game's got some bugs. In my case I saw a Thin Man get killed but instead of explode remain there just standing, but gets labelled as 'deceased'. Still, this is a lot of freaking fun. Every single choice you make makes a huge impact on how you play the game. Every battle is important.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:14 AM   #65
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Also don't play on Normal unless you're REALLY bad at this game, it ain't xcom otherwise.
I'm really bad at this game :(

How do I get better?
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #66
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I've had a couple minor glitches.
1) When customizing, if I try and make a dude bald, it likes to keep picking the hair before or after it.
2) One dude that died got shot so hard he went bald.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:00 PM   #67
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I'm really bad at this game :(

How do I get better?
If you can't think of what to do, just reload or overwatch.

Never advance into a new area at the end of your turn, you will get fucked over otherwise.

Flanking is your best friend

Get lasers and the first tier of armor asap, or you're going to be losing at least one dude every mission (even though you'll lose at least one dude every mission anyway)

Also Squadsight snipers are badass.

Basically just be patient and don't rush the fight at all and you'll do pretty well for yourself.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:30 PM   #68
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I (on normal ironman mode at least), put off armor and lasers for quite a bit and barely lost any dudes so far. I did lose like 2-3 countries cause of bad funding and no satellite buildings though and focused on upgrading or researching tech/building the base first (which I regret now), and also because I have no idea what I'm doing half th etime.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:53 PM   #69
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Yeah, the game doesn't really tell you but you NEED to get some uplinks set up and get it done fast between excavation, a new elevator shaft, getting an uplink set up, and making satallites, you really need to get stuff setup fast before you fly down shit creek.
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So thanks to Mike, I am apparently the all-American badass.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #71
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So thanks to Mike, I am apparently the all-American badass.
I just watched you blow up an alien's head WITH YOUR MIND!
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:12 AM   #72
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Bought this game yesterday, but didn't play it yet. Well, I started, but then I got sucked into Mike's stream again.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:43 PM   #73
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Man, this is hard. And I'm playing on normal.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:36 PM   #74
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Man, this is hard. And I'm playing on normal.
Yeah, my first month or so when I wasn't really TOO sure what I was doing was a bit hard, then it got a bit easier (especially the alien base, as you saw), and now, even with max rank soldiers and weapons, still hard as hell.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:16 PM   #75
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I should probably get this.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #76
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Yeah, my first month or so when I wasn't really TOO sure what I was doing was a bit hard, then it got a bit easier (especially the alien base, as you saw), and now, even with max rank soldiers and weapons, still hard as hell.
Exact opposite for me. Relatively easy for a while, and then when the cryssalids show up, everything went to hell. I'm almost always broke and I barely have my best guys equipped with anything other than the nano vests. I'm about to lose North America, South America, Africa and Asia because missions just haven't popped up there, and I can't afford (or don't have room) for more satellites. There's obviously something I'm doing wrong, because I haven't been playing for too long, as far as time passes in-game, and I'm basically fucked.
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That's what I call a successful mission.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:35 PM   #78
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About to start my second try. Probably would have done better the first time had I known about sending interceptors to other countries and the fact that I DIDN'T need to build another facility to put up a second satellite.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #79
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Is it cool if I talk about the other XCOM games that I'm just now getting around to playing? Or do you think that would crowd up the thread too much?
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:35 PM   #80
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There were 6 XCOM games released pre-2012.

(1994) UFO: Enemy Unknown (also known as X-COM: UFO Defense and X-COM: Enemy Unknown)


(1995) X-COM: Terror from the Deep

(1997) X-COM: Apocalypse

(1998) X-COM: Interceptor

(1999) X-COM: First Alien Invasion

(2001) X-COM: Enforcer

I figure if there are no objections from mods, this could be the place to discuss them and talk about tips, strategies, and post screenshots.

If need be, and if more XCOM strategy games come out, we might collapse previous ones into this thread.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:37 PM   #81
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Kind of a crappy first post, but can you tell how much I don't want this to go wrong this time?


I usually have no trouble getting into the next room of a UFO, but that main room has claimed so many squadmates in the past. Anybody know the safest way to clear a room without getting shot instantly?
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #82
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Can't it just be an X-COM general thread?
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:18 PM   #83
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Is it cool if I talk about the other XCOM games that I'm just now getting around to playing? Or do you think that would crowd up the thread too much?
Personally I think it'd be a bit confusing.

On another note, my keyboard changes color to red every time it's the aliens' turn to move. Freaked me out first time it happened.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:01 PM   #84
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... This game is fucking bullshit sometimes. I don't mind losing units to when I fuck up, even sometimes when the RNG is an asshole. But fucking insta-gibbing the Sniper Colonel I literally acquired the previous mission by fucking lobbing 5 rockets at me from the fog of war is just complete bullshit.
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Can't it just be an X-COM general thread?
Alright. Though X-COM 2012 already kind of has their thread right now so I figured I would need to distinguish it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #86
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Personally I think it'd be a bit confusing.

On another note, my keyboard changes color to red every time it's the aliens' turn to move. Freaked me out first time it happened.
Yeah, I figured. That's why I started the new thread in Computers.
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Ooo, that if I aimed the two next to the door diagonally toward the doorway so when it opens they can see inside a bit maybe. This really doesn't protect the guy who opens and goes through though, does it? It kind of sucks there's no way to open the door without going through the doorway.

I love thinking up strategies while outside the game like this. It's how I figured out how to get lots of money in The Sims 2. Just lying in bed thinking about how to bend mechanics.

I could theoretically stay out here until the aliens get bored enough trigger the RNG into making them go outside into my waiting firing squad, but that's a lot of waiting and isn't guaranteed to happen.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:41 PM   #88
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I'm starting to think "Fuck Ankara. Let it burn." Not equipped for this.

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That's no good.

That's much better, unfortunately this is the last one of this run.

I figure I can put up a small radar installation in Europe. Maybe I won't end up with China joining with the aliens and me getting screwed so thouroughly.
I promised the statuses of the last living members, so here we go.
I didn't include the ones who only were in like 2 missions because they died and I renamed different soldiers since their stats were pretty much 2 missions, 0 kills.
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You can tell how shitty I am about savescumming by just taking a look at my save screen.

Most of those were from that Terror Mission I took hours to finish. I made sure to have a save from the first moment I started playing, so getting back up to speed is no problem.

I really need to skype with someone or something while I play. I have an aversion to any game's actual audio.
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