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  • Elathron 29 Apr 2013 12:00:58 1,189 posts
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    @RedSparrows - Ahhh. But I have a cunning plan Me'Lord. As it stands currently, using the 2nd wave stuff I can get troopers with 110-125 aim and 100ish will. It's only the first 10 or so missions that're the the danger, from there it's kinda plain sailing (I hope...)
  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 12:58:39
    I haven't tried it since that 2nd Wave thing. I might well do so: I'll beat the game by cheating more than it does!
  • Elathron 29 Apr 2013 13:09:52 1,189 posts
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    @RedSparrows - hahah, agreed. It doesn't save you automatically, but it does mean your troopers won't miss barn doors at 20 paces...
  • Elathron 29 Apr 2013 14:08:41 1,189 posts
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    TBH it's just to pop the the cheevo quickly, so I don't spend the rest of the year trying!
  • robc84 29 Apr 2013 14:16:10 7,608 posts
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    I'm surprised using second wave stuff doesn't disable the acheivements. As it seems like you could use as a bit of a cheat if you cherry pick which ones you use as LB says.

    On another note, XCOM kicked my arse (again) at the weekend. Came across a landed small scout so I took my B team and a couple of squaddies with arc throwers.

    The game decides to throw 3 heavy floaters 2 mutons and a beserker at me. Can just about handle that.

    Next turn it teleports 3 muton elites into the middle of my group. Cue squad wipe. My heavy major was a big loss as I find it really hard to level up heavies at this stage of the game.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 14:37:22
    I beat the game C/I fair and square. I'd rather nuke Impossible using 2nd Wave, and then do a C/I game for the fun.
  • robc84 29 Apr 2013 15:01:09 7,608 posts
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    I think I've just about come to terms with CI, but I think that may be my ceiling. Can't imagine impossible is much fun.

    I'll probably give a try though.
  • Bremenacht 12 May 2013 22:35:15 21,428 posts
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    Fancy a bit of XCOM retro? The [link=http://www.eurogamer.net/forum/thread/251402">RGOTW group is currently doing
  • Deleted user 12 May 2013 22:42:46
    Impossible is a fucking bitch.
  • Commander-Keen 13 May 2013 09:15:24 896 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    Impossible is a fucking bitch.
    The clue is in the name ;)
  • Bremenacht 13 May 2013 11:46:31 21,428 posts
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    I played it too! Did quite well to begin with but then work/life took over and I stopped dead. Even read part of Crank's Grenadiers guide or whatever is was called.

    I'm sure I recognise some names on here from LSN.
  • 4gate 13 May 2013 22:10:23 362 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Bremenacht wrote:
    Fancy a bit of XCOM retro? The [link=http://www.eurogamer.net/forum/thread/251402">RGOTW group is currently doing
  • Bremenacht 13 May 2013 22:51:15 21,428 posts
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    Haha! Not queuing the right orders! Having said that, the number of times I did exactly that. Ugh.

    Grunts spot. Grenades kill. The rest is filler.
  • Bremenacht 13 May 2013 23:00:03 21,428 posts
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    Just found the old forum, with a post about getting schooled by a top player. 2006 I stopped playing.

    And the LSN server has gone! How sad.
  • 4gate 14 May 2013 00:18:46 362 posts
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    You can still get a game, some faff required I think. Should never get shot by a sniper certainly, they were just vision and area denial really, nearly 3 seconds to get off an aimed shot, dance away from that and leave him just looking down the street.

    The perfect through-a-window grenade, at the feet of a couple of enemies, due to explode 0.3 seconds into the next turn, was about as good as gaming gets, also using marines as grenade bumpers to chest them back the way they came :)
  • jampar 15 May 2013 11:33:45 59 posts
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    Hey All, quick question for you. How much would you be willing to pay to have Xcom on the ipad? 5? 10? I think it would be a perfect fit, and i can see myself playing for hours on the train etc.
  • Ziz0u 15 May 2013 11:39:56 8,813 posts
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    I would pay full price to have it on Vita.
  • Elathron 15 May 2013 12:46:14 1,189 posts
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    I would pay up to 10/15 as I got the Xbox version full price :p
    Never happy about paying the same again for a title on a different platform.
  • bunglebonce 15 May 2013 12:49:28 2,328 posts
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    @ZizouFC if we say it often enough, it might come true.
  • Ziz0u 15 May 2013 12:52:08 8,813 posts
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    I would pay full price to have it on Vita.

    :)
  • robc84 16 May 2013 11:38:59 7,608 posts
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    How many Psionics would you recommend for the final mission on classic? I currently only have have 1 colonel assualt, 1 cpt assault and a major heavy (who has suppression / holo targeting so I don't really like her much) who have the gift.

    I also dont know whether to go 2 x Sniper, 1 x heavy, 1 x support, 2 x assualt. Or whether I should swap out a sniper for another heavy.

    Decisions....
  • robc84 16 May 2013 12:03:07 7,608 posts
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    That was my original plan, but excluding the supressing heavy that I'm not so keen on, my only two psi's are the two assaults.

    I do currently have a heavy major in testing who I just got from a council mission. Fingers crossed he has the gift.
  • Bremenacht 16 May 2013 18:31:45 21,428 posts
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    I'd swap assault for another support. Especially if you've not done that part before.
  • Mayhem64 16 May 2013 20:56:14 708 posts
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    I ran two snipers, two heavys, one assault, one support. Heavys with HEAT, snipers with double tap, it isn't that hard if you take it slowly.
  • Commander-Keen 16 May 2013 21:17:20 896 posts
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    Yeah. Also, make sure you make use of the special gift thing. There are a couple of situations where that's the bomb...
  • robc84 16 May 2013 22:36:52 7,608 posts
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    I've done it before. But on normal. Think I'll be fine up until the final room. From what I remember its a couple of ethereals an uber ethereal and a few muton elites. May have that wrong though. I just cant remember how many psi soldiers I took. I'm thinking a couple should suffice?
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