Nutty things you have done?


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#21 Bomb Bloke

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 04:19 AM

Lesse now. I often send out troops, adn get them into sticky situations. Then I use my (somewhat distant) support to bial them out.

Once I sent my commander to the top of a barn, where he met the barrel of a sectoids plasma. Out of TUs, I got the back up to help out.

From the other side of the map, through two walls and one window, and the sectoid went down.

Two autofire shots.

No loading.

But that's was just luck (or fate, once I found out my commanders psi strength).

So the craziest thing I ever did was to defend a base with one soldier, on the basis that there was NO WAY the aliens would find the base in a couple of months.

They did of course, but I had armed my man for the occasion, with a heavy guass gun and a heavy thermic lance (TFTD again, but no apologies.  :D Whose stupid idea was it to split the sections anyway?  :hmmm: ).

Finding that he couldn't carry the two weapons at once, I ditched the lance. The rookie couldn't carry the guass cannon on its own, either.  :D  So, I defended the base against loby men with the lance.

When it was over and the dust had gone away, I renamed the soldier to Pedro, and the base to something along the lines of Pedro's Takeaway.
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Posted 27 September 2003 - 08:19 PM

this was in TFTD, and has happened often. i have one guy in sniper point on one hill with a harpoon (this was earlieron in the game). i have several guys heading towards the USO in a scattered formation, i take down several aliens, and i get one alien by itself so i decide to take it one with one agent. bad idea. i either miss or run outa TU's. same with all the other agents so i have one aquatoid and 3 very dead agent (no armour yet). so i decide to take one last action. use the sniper. he was not only just using a harpoon, he was most likely in RL tens of meters away. and guess wat? he hit! :D this happened not only many times in the game, but many times in a mission. great eh? that teaches you a lesson: snipers are useful!

(btw, because of this, i found a bug with the height thing which im sure many of you know about. as the sniper is on a hill and quite a distance away, he is sure to encounter other mountanous terrain before reaching the intended target, and yet the bullet hits. strainge eh?)
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#23 M. Hoz

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 05:56 PM

I had EXACTLY the same situation JellyFish Had.
Base defense,TONS of plasma cannons,couldn't
believe my luck,and you know the rest. :D

In my first Mission in TFTD,i was really,well,it WAS my
first Mission.I moved my Aquanauts in turtle formation
(just like the roman one) hoping to take everyone back
alive.it was night.a grenade (or more correctly a sonic pulser)
came out of nowhere,the survivors going crazy,and you know
the rest. :D
Sorry for wasting your time and space....


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Posted 30 September 2003 - 11:24 AM

i used a smoke granade in desperate hope that the expolsion of smoke would kill a sectoid. i was wrong. :D
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Posted 08 October 2003 - 04:56 PM

Apart from innumerable real-time grenade bouncebacks in Apoc (rookie completely screws up throw, 'nade hits low ceiling or wall and bounces back into rookie's face just as the timer explodes) I once carefully primed a incendiary grenade, took careful aim, and threw my laser rifle at the alien. Ooops.

Or I sent a badly, badly injured soldier on an investigation by mistake, so three seconds into the battle, she just fell over and died.

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 05:08 AM

blew up my whole team with one grenade because i was bored.

...then i remembered i forgot to save.   :D

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 05:23 PM

Checked a floater corpse in the inventory screen... and it said it was loaded with heavy plasma clip like it was a gun or something. so i said, "ill see what happens when i unload it." so i did and i unloaded out popped a clip. still said it was loaded. emptied the corpse again after dropping the first clip. it ended up with 11 clips  :D would anyone have an explanation of this weird occurence?
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Posted 27 October 2003 - 05:58 PM

The nuttiest thing I've ever done was this

I beat X-COM UFO ENEMY UNKNOWN

ON SUPERHUMAN

NO SAVES OR LOADS- (Except for when I'd exit the game)

I screamed, I cried, I peed my pants....

I nearly lost my skyranger several times,
and won many, many a fight with one guy remaining,
But also had to abort many many a mission with one guy remaing =]

Ultimately beat Cydonia, with one guy left... with his last blaster bomb... from the green starting point... fired it to the control room, forced the shot to go straight up in front of the main control room door... To hit the Brain on the second level...

Dear Lord... That was an experience

I was a mental wreck after that exploit.... =]
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Posted 27 October 2003 - 10:19 PM

The most stupid thing ?

Probably my first attempt at using a Disruptor Launcher...

(not gonna explain that...)

10 X-Com soldiers lost
1 HWP lost
1 Craft lost

Rating - Terrible !

:D

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 04:30 PM

[SIZE=1]Well...lets see. There was the time that I walk into a barn and saw a grey bug eyed creep i front of a window, standing on a bail of hay. I unloaded on him and not only did he bite the big one but so did the alien behind the window that I couldn't see. :D
[SIZE=1][COLOR=green]But the real luckiest thing that ever happened to me in X-
COM was when I had moved a solider on to a flat rooftop to do some scouting. I went to move him to the middle of the roof for better perspective but automatically stopped when he observed an alien. Having not enough time unit left to run, and the alien being only 6 or 7 grid squares away my only choice was to shoot it. Except I had only the laser guided missle launcher available. So I shot straight up in the air hooked it and had it detonate inback of the alien. So what happened? The aliens' toast, half the roof and building are totally destroyed all the way up to within just one grid square of my soldier, and he was undamaged!
I just sat there and stared at the screen for, like two minutes, in complete awe. One more coumn of squares and that would have been one less guy to go home. :devil:
Last one...real quick. Dropped an alien.....end of turn.....explosion goes off and sceams. Must have been ready to throw a plasma grenade, cause it not only vaporized his body, but three other aliens within his immediate area. :D

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 05:27 PM

At one point in a crash investigation, I had a lone floater pinned inside a house with a marine positioned at each door. I had the two marines prime grenades and tossed them in at once, so needless to say, that was one crispy floater.  :D

I think I incinerated the poor bastard because the victory prompt said I recovered all the alien corspes except for one.  :devil:

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Posted 06 November 2003 - 07:46 PM

And then there are those times you send in soldiers as lemmings. Just waiting for the bad guy(s) to run out TUs. Of course you run out of men. A true definition of disposable heros.  :D

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Posted 07 November 2003 - 03:40 PM

You'd think that when my first two guys were sniped on the exact same square, I would have thought twice before sending the third guy onto that square, "just to get a peek" at the sniper. But no.  :hmmm:

Turn-based games give you the time to think, but *you* have to make use of it.
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Posted 09 November 2003 - 09:32 PM

i played in TFTD and the first very large, in superhuman, landed.
i jumped at the oppportunity.
u know when u have 8 soldiers then the last 2 stays really rookies?
i moved everyone to the entrace and they put them all asleep, except the 2 rookies, and one got molecular control.
i completly finished my 1st dreadnought with a rookie, just like i got him at the begining of the game!!!
i had all the sonic weapons and small launcher though.
i even got him to sleep the aquatoids commander and navigator.

i was so proud at the little rookie, he has proven himself to the elders.

p.s. - no armor, only 1 load (sorry).

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 09:44 PM

Just for fun (and cos I was bored from killing so many snake-men and destroying alien ships), I equipped two of my squad mates with the psi-amps and have everyone else go out and find these aliens.  When I find all of them, I gain control of the aliens and try to put them into one group.  I just let each of them just kill each other, but if I'm really lucky and one of them that has a blaster launcher (hehehe...  See those alien gibs fly!), I just let that one alien fire at the middle and let em' rip!

I know...  I have too much time on my hands...  But its a good think I get paid to sit on my butt and do either homework or play games...  I love it!

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 11:08 PM

I ran out of armor, sent an unarmored rookie with an armoured team to attack a battleship. He was on the front line. He killed eleven aliens, this being his first mission, and LIVED.

He died later, mores the pity. No psi strength on him, either. Posted Image
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#37 knight_of_the_ravens

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 09:07 PM

the last nutty thingy i did was a week ago on apocalypse...i'll put in the the X-COM world....

Calvin Ishi-Squad Leader,hired from the muton allegance,highest psionic skill on team...

Arms: one devestator cannon,two AP grenades,two stun grenades,one IN grenade,one medkit,one vortex mine,one personal disruptor sheild,one mind bender

Armour: full Marsec flight suit

After the loss of seargent Kevin Dodge in a UFO recovery mission,Ishi's best friend, Squad leader Ishi felt that he needed to take his anger out on somebody...
He ran out of the base and into the garage where he grabbed his blazer turbo bike and rode off into the night...afetr about five minutes of being AWOL,he decided to make his stop at the Temple of the Apocalypse,owned my the Cult of Sirius...
After his unwelcome entry,Ishi cold heartedly slaughtered over twelve men and women while stuffing two psiclones in his pockets,then commited an act of arson by tossing his IN grenade and deliberately burning the room that looks like,or what used to look like,a sanctuary...he returned to The Hive (my base name) and parked his turbo bike...after selling his newly aquired psiclones,he went to his quarters and bedded for the rest of the night....the bodies were found the very next day...Police chief Wiggum :D said that he and the rest of Megapole would not be doing anything about it because they simply did not care...(besides...the cult raided megapole a few days earlier)...end of story... :D

(hey...don't look at me that way...i did'nt expect to live through that lil incident...it was just a lil play thing i wanted to to before i got off of the game...but i watched a psionic master take out an entire temple of cultists...lol)

And in the time after death comes the judgement when the highest of the angels of light shall open the book...and the damned who fail shall be condemned to an eternity of torment in a prison...HOTTER THAN THE SURFACE OF THE SUN!!!
i just can't wait!!!

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 11:25 PM

We need to get Carlos in here. His idea of a challenge is to mod his troops into insignificance, play through the game, lower their stats yet furthar, repeat...

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Posted 12 November 2003 - 01:58 AM

Heh, I guess I take a slightly opposite approach to the same idea. Instead of using atrophied soldiers with good weapons, I try to go on with mediocre/unsieved soldiers and lousy weapons. :D

I don't know why, but I feel that starting a new campaign is always a lot more satisfying than ending it.

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Posted 12 November 2003 - 03:35 AM

I don't think Carlos improved his weapons... but then I don't remember at all...

Starting a new campaign? Hmm... I know I don't tend to finish the campaigns much these days... once you have supremacy, that's it... but then, it would only take two missions once your armed, one to get the commander and the other to trash cydonia.
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