Posted 14 October 2016 - 06:03 AM
Thats a fantastic idea NKF. Would be a thought to have some injured far, far worse than others. That your either not going to save, or only by sheer, dumb luck. Plenty room to play with critical wounds, medkits and drowning. That way rather than just clearing up a rat infestation, in a manner of speaking (only the rats doing the infesting are much bigger, nastier and, packing advanced ultrasound-based weaponry, they squeak back and the traps need to be baited with something a lot worse than cheese...
(I have no idea if rats like the taste of high explosives. Although I've never smelled it after purification, you should have smelled TNT whilst it still had a mixture of nitrobenzene and mono-nitrotoluene/ortho- and meta-nitrotoluene. para-nitrotoluene doesn't smell much, and meta-nitrotoluene has a weak but similar scent to nitrobenzene, ortho-nitrotoluene or benzaldehyde (the latter used in artificial almond essence)
my entire lab for a long time after was absolutely...well I don't know what to call it, but bugger ME, it was ffilled with this dense, overwhelming sweetish bitter almond-like powerful odour of marzipan. Didn't stick around to keep sniffing, as whilst I'm not sure about nitrotoluene isomers and their toxicity, nitrobenzene is pretty toxic. Before cleaning up the TNT, got the hoped for crystals, saturated with this yellow oil, presumably nitrobenzene and mononitrotoluenes/dinitrated product as a mixture, and blue frosty frozen christicles on a cocktail stick, even with the lab door open (and a big door at that since at the time I'd coverted a garage, so the door was meters accross) you just couln't go anywhere near the rxn vessel without thinking of xmas cake and slobbering:D Hell I'd go for a boobytrap baited with that, maybe:P
And MC reader? whats the difference between diagnostics using an MC reader and doing them with a medkit? hostages are likely going to get injured and killed during an alien attack when they first show up on scene. Think anyone but a typical horror movieesque is going to stand there screaming and moaning 'this just isn't happening to me this just isn't happening to me this jus*SHRRIIKKthump*' instead of say, going for those explosive fuel barrels (rather strangely) in the freezers over at the kitchen, getting stabby with kitchen knives, or (possibly/probably suicidally) charging an aquatoid and going berserkirgang with a meat cleaver, hacking the aquatoid up into sushi for the survivors, maybe start toting around whatever weapons they could loot from the corpse? hehe and then potentially, promptly starting to examine those pulse grenades and reducing a hall packed full of civilians and/or some x-com troops after accidentally triggering the arming mechanism.