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#1 Extralucas

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Posted 03 October 2003 - 04:29 PM

Well, do ya?

Personally, I wouldn't like to become one. Well you get 20k each month, but probably it's mostly boring (few missions during entire month) and heck risky. Not worth of it. -_-
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Posted 03 October 2003 - 04:34 PM

I would join, it would be the only way to beat my xenophobia, by frying a few greys! And Mutons! And anything else I can think of!
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Posted 03 October 2003 - 04:40 PM

I would join. It sure would be more exiting that my life is now. And imagine that X-com Uniform. It would be great babe magnet :) .
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Posted 03 October 2003 - 04:48 PM

I would join. It sure would be more exiting that my life is now. And imagine that X-com Uniform. It would be great babe magnet :) .

I'd think it's likely to be a plasma magnet too, but hey :P
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Posted 03 October 2003 - 04:53 PM

Well, being human is being a plasma magnet, so that wouldn't matter too much! And besides, the persuit of females is more important than risking one's life to save his planet anyway! :D
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Posted 03 October 2003 - 04:56 PM

for sure, it would be much more exciting than my current life, and you make quite a bundle :D

still, in real life you don't have Load and Save buttons so it would be dangerous. also, it would be real time which is even more dangerous. which makes it even cooler :P

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Posted 03 October 2003 - 09:22 PM

Average combat life of, what?, 1.3 seconds? Yeah, right! That's why the armies of the world are full of 18-year-olds; they're stupid enough to think that's cool!
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Posted 04 October 2003 - 03:24 AM

Average combat life of, what?, 1.3 seconds?  Yeah, right!  That's why the armies of the world are full of 18-year-olds; they're stupid enough to think that's cool!

Not if you're going to be one of the scientists or engineers :P

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Posted 04 October 2003 - 06:42 AM

Average combat life of, what?, 1.3 seconds?  Yeah, right!  That's why the armies of the world are full of 18-year-olds; they're stupid enough to think that's cool!

Not if you're going to be one of the scientists or engineers :P

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Posted 04 October 2003 - 07:38 AM

Well, I would love to be part of xcom, especially if it is realtime. Then the only thing that could touch me are blaster bombs, and those chryssalid monsters.

Of course, if you were a civie you would be even worse off. No weapon, forced to being stupid, the list goes on...
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Posted 11 November 2003 - 03:27 PM

I may be slightly gone in the head but not that much :chickenrun:
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Posted 11 November 2003 - 04:14 PM

Thats whats wrong with the youth of today! They don't want to sign up and defend their country! Damn hippies!
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Posted 11 November 2003 - 05:16 PM

I would give my life to preserve the human race... and at least i would hit something... DAMN ROOKIES!!!

I'll be sure to blast my own face off when i get mind controled to, to save my buddies TUs :-p
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Posted 13 November 2003 - 07:29 AM

i would also join x-com/x-corps. It would be nice to acturly be able to shoot back.

And i would be able to meet commander tommy!

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 07:49 AM

And i would be able to meet commander tommy!

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 08:23 AM

Too dangerous I think. But yeah. :/
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Posted 13 November 2003 - 08:26 AM

I wouldnt say no if its to defend the country. join in as a rookie and having alot of chances to gt killed or MCed... :wacko:

indeed its dangerous but will see some action, maybe go crazy after the war :P

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 08:28 AM

Or as Warbucket puts it: 'We get to play around with tons of cool stuff and blow things up' :D
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Posted 13 November 2003 - 03:27 PM

^_^ Well if you put it that way maybe it would be pretty cool to join up.
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Posted 16 November 2003 - 08:47 PM

I'm like Warbucket, I get some cool, big guns and get to blow stuff up.. :bash:


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Posted 17 November 2003 - 03:37 AM

and don't have to pay for the damage :naughty:

i just hope people don't get too used to the "save civilians? what for?" rule ;)

Edited by SupSuper, 17 November 2003 - 03:39 AM.

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Posted 17 November 2003 - 07:19 PM

:devillaugh: You get given a weapon and your expected to use it. What more could you ask for? :beer:
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Posted 18 November 2003 - 04:24 AM

I call BB Launcher :D
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#24 Raven

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 03:37 PM

Shotgun Sniper -_- ( I'm one of the best around) Tought by Vassili Zaitsev Himself :laser:
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#25 Cpl. Facehugger

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 06:14 PM

Is it even possible to snipe with a shotgun? :P
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Posted 18 November 2003 - 06:49 PM

-_- Shotgun is a figure of speech used among my comunity. It mearly means that I call being the sniper :blink:
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#27 SupSuper

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 03:55 AM

i would be everything but a rookie. i can really see the commander coming over and saying:
- Rookie Albano, grab those 2 primed grenades and move into that alien base.
- But sir, isn't that suicide?
- Nonsense! You'll do a great thing for your country.
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#28 X-Clu-Zif

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 04:01 AM

I get payed more in my current job, but then again in 1999 I got payed less than that... And umm yeah well my current job is not really that risky, so maybe I should just stick with that, and hunt aliens on the computer where I can load if anyone important die... (not that I do that of course...)

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 06:49 AM

heck i would, as long as the 20k a month is tax free & in US $$ ^_^

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 09:53 AM

if the 20k were ? (euros) i'd be damn rich with just a month's pay :naughty:

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#31 Cpl. Facehugger

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 01:57 PM

I would love to be an xcom operative stationed in america. Or england because those are the only two countries which predominatly speak my language! :P
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Posted 19 November 2003 - 04:27 PM

What? You don't want to learn new languages? Expand your horizon? What about Spanish? :P
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#33 Cpl. Facehugger

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 08:52 PM

Very funny... :)

I suppose I could be stationed in a spanish speaking country too, but I would perfer an english speaking one! :)
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Posted 20 November 2003 - 03:54 AM

(my spanish isn't very good)
- Hola, Facehugger. Es el nuevo recruta?
- Si.
- Mui bien. Pega en duas granadas e corre en direccion de los aliens.
- Ahhh, whatever.

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 05:18 PM

I'd join X-COM/X-Corps, but the idea of carrying two primed high explosives and running through a UFO doesn't appeal to me. :whatwhat: Sure, it'd be quick, and even glorious to some, but I'd rather run across a field toward a chrysallid with nothing but a cattle prod. :D Take *ZAP* THAT, *ZAP* you delicious monster! *ZAP* Take... URK... uh... *drool* :explode:
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My first order of business: Homeless people make cheap rookies, and are great at opening UFO doors. Heck, they're so cheap, I'm going to replace all personel with them!
Secondly: This organisation takes too much money to run. Weapon shipments will come from Siberia from now on. Costly maintenance is to be cut on all facilities. That includes venting.
Thirdly: We have a new colonel. His name is Facehugger, he loves aliens, and I want you all to treat him with respect.
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Posted 04 December 2003 - 07:12 PM

I'd join X-COM/X-Corps, but the idea of carrying two primed high explosives and running through a UFO doesn't appeal to me.  Sure, it'd be quick, and even glorious to some, but I'd rather run across a field toward a chrysallid with nothing but a cattle prod.  Take *ZAP* THAT, *ZAP* you delicious monster! *ZAP* Take... URK... uh... *drool*


chrysallid hits you over head with big rock. Starts riding you like a horse through the field with cattle prod up your nose giving you constant zaps. :devillaugh:

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 08:56 AM

chrysallid hits you over head with big rock. Starts riding you like a horse through the field with cattle prod up your nose giving you constant zaps.


I wish, I wish, I wore my standard issue C4 vest. :crying:

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Posted Image Haha! I'm now the Supreme Commander of X-COM. Time to kiss Earth goodbye.

My first order of business: Homeless people make cheap rookies, and are great at opening UFO doors. Heck, they're so cheap, I'm going to replace all personel with them!
Secondly: This organisation takes too much money to run. Weapon shipments will come from Siberia from now on. Costly maintenance is to be cut on all facilities. That includes venting.
Thirdly: We have a new colonel. His name is Facehugger, he loves aliens, and I want you all to treat him with respect.
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Posted 08 December 2003 - 05:38 PM

Yeah. it would be cool to see an Ethreal MC your whole squad and make them do the Can-Can across the screen. :beer:
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#39 centurion

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 11:15 AM

Why be an agent when you can be a scientist/technician?
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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:41 PM

Because then your just an overpaid desk weenie.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 05:03 PM

i'd join just to whare thoes cool brown jumpsuits
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Posted 11 August 2004 - 01:11 AM

Because then your just an overpaid desk weenie.

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 07:37 AM

Because then your just an overpaid desk weenie.

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:33 AM

Oh, and just an afterthought: if it weren't for us fat lazy overpaid professionals, you heroic people would be stuck with the starting weaponry for the whole length of the conflict (in this case it wouldn't be terribly long).
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Posted 11 August 2004 - 01:29 PM

hmm, well... maybe id be one of the weapons techs...

Testing out the new laser prototype could be fun...

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 07:09 AM

not as fun as wharing a brown jumpsuit

but i couldint join X-corps cause i'd have to join the normal army first and rise up thro the ranks to become a supper eleate comando (and than whan i join X-corps i have to start back at the boutom of the ladder)

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 10:03 PM

well, usually, they pick some of the best soldiers, and if xcom needs soldiers, it drafts them from the stockpile of extra soldiers
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Posted 15 August 2004 - 06:29 AM

no it drafts them from the navy seals, the SAS, and all thoes outher eleate teams.

rookie means you have no experince fighting aliens

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 09:50 AM

Average combat life of, what?, 1.3 seconds?  Yeah, right!  That's why the armies of the world are full of 18-year-olds; they're stupid enough to think that's cool!

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 06:42 PM

It depends on four things. One: what is the difficulty level? Two: does my commander have Util? Three: what are my commander's ethics on reloading? Four: do I get Commander Tommy's autograph?

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