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#51 Crus8r

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 04:10 PM

Reports of my(our) demise are somewhat premature... :D

Been busy with some rather unpleasant Real Life stuff, but I'm still here and will be continuing, no need to worry.

It would be nice if a mod would remove the off-topic posts :wink:


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#52 Crus8r

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 04:24 PM

Jan 14,2040:
Mission Briefing, 1600hrs:
"Alright, everyone, settle down and grab a seat." *Snaps on projector, which begins to display computer-enhanced images of the alien vessel just shot down by Barracuda-1* "You can see how this new alien vessel, which has been tagged as 'Cruiser' class, is very similar to the Escort class vessels we've encountered previously, but it is much larger. It seems obvious that this larger vessel would carry more aliens, so expect to see more enemy operatives in the field. Short-range scans from Barracuda-1 indicated that the hull is subdivided into several rooms or chambers, which could make for nasty ambush situations."

"On the plus side of things, we have more medikits than before, and, more importantly, our new gauss pistol prototypes. A shot from one of these babies will do about 50% more damage than our jet harpoon rifles! While not as accurate, they're faster and hold twice as many shots to boot! Seaman Robo Dojo, since you use pistols I'll make sure you get one."

Robo Dojo:"With all due respect, sir, I'd like to hang on to my dart pistol...I know everyone thinks they're useless, but I know it'll do the job in the right hands!"

"Uuhhh...riight. Okay, but its your funeral...just try not to get anyone else killed with ya. Hmmm...in that case, you'll be a scout; Seaman Yoni, you'll replace Robo on Blue team, and UnknownWarrior will be heavy support with the torp launcher. So, mission assignments will be:

Red team- Ensign Deathskull, Remysweet, Cpl. Facehugger, and Centurion.
Blue team- Ensign Puasonen, Jenny, Yoni, and Crus8r-1.
Gold team- Lieutenant NKF, J'ordos, Jonaleth Irenicus, and Mamutas.
Heavy Squad Support- UnknownWarrior.
Scout/Dart Pistol Ninja- Robo Dojo-1.

"Any questions? Right, then, everybody on the Triton and lets get to it!"

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 04:33 PM

why does robo want his dart pistol? Whats a dart pistol ninja?
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Posted 19 March 2004 - 04:36 PM

Whats a dart pistol ninja?

Someone who will sneak around the aliens and then shoot them in the back when the aren't looking
I don't come here often
I am starting to like these forums

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 05:03 PM

Robo Dojo:"With all due respect, sir, I'd like to hang on to my dart pistol...I know everyone thinks they're useless, but I know it'll do the job in the right hands!"

That's my robo! :LOL: Show those ugly crustaceans who's boss!
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.
Lastly: I'll be in my condo on an undisclosed island, if you need me. Good day.

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#56 Crus8r

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 06:54 PM

20:55:00
"90 seconds to touchdown...flooding cargo bay!"

*Amber lights begin flashing, then the frigid water of the North Pacific pours into the cargo bay, filling it quickly. Shortly, a soft <thump> signals that Triton-1 has landed, and the light above the hatch turns green*

"Red team, check the rear; Blue, you got the front; Everyone else be ready to give support if needed...Good Hunting, all!"

NKF:"Sir, looks like we're in a sunken city...there are buildings all around us!"

Deathskull:"Gillmen behind the Triton! Time to try out these new gauss pistols!" *Zzt-Zzt-Zzzzp!* *Pow!* *Zzap* *Zark!* "Yow! I hit him, but he's still alive and he almost shot me!"

Remysweet:"I got it!" *Thwak!* *Alien screams and dies* "One down, but the other is covered by the ruins!"

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 06:59 PM

I have a pistol? Im supposed to be a sniper! How can I snipe with a pistol!?
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#58 Robo Dojo 58

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 07:03 PM

Someone needs to throw a grenade there. Even if it doesn't kill the gillman, it'll make some good smoke cover.

I bet I could get him, though. Let me at 'im! :)

Edited by Robo Dojo 58, 19 March 2004 - 07:04 PM.

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.
Lastly: I'll be in my condo on an undisclosed island, if you need me. Good day.

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 07:13 PM

UnknownWarrior can fire a rocket at the ruins :)


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Posted 19 March 2004 - 07:36 PM

Still Turn 1:

UnknownWarrior:"Heh...Thats what he thinks! Fire in the Hole!!" *Whooosh!* *BOOOOM!* *Debris and silt shower over the rear of the Triton as the side of the building the gillman was hiding in explodes outward...the gillman inside screams as schrapnel shreds through him* "Yeah! Alien has been eliminated, sir! Hmmm...somebody toss me a reload when ya come outta the Triton."

J'ordos:"Here ya go."

Puasonen:"Blue team reporting: Nothing in front of the Triton...Far side looks clear from here as well...Crus8r has spotted the Western edge of the map...I'm sending Jenny and Yoni South."

*Everyone else moves, no more aliens spotted*

Alien Turn:
*no movement detected, but sub door noises are heard repeatedly...*

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 08:22 PM

Turn 2:

Robo Dojo:"I've spotted USO-4, sir! Its directly East of the Triton on the other side of some ruins."

"Acknowleged...Gold team, head that way while Red and Blue finish checking out North and South of the Triton."

All:"Yessir!"

*Everyone moves as directed, no aliens spotted*

Alien Turn 2:

*Gillman steps out of a hull breach in USO-4, walks NW, spots Centurion* *Zzortch!* "AAAHHHHHHH!!!" *Centurion fall dead*

NKF:"Centurion!! Noooooo!!" *Reaction fires: Ka-Wharr!* *Boom!* *Hits, but the gillman is still alive....*

*Another gillman steps outta the hull breach, sees whats happened, steps back*

<in the pic, the cursor is pointing to Centurion's corpse. :crying:>

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 02:57 AM

<_< So much for second best (unedited) firing accuracy in the squad...

Oh well, I would turn out to be a MC weenie anyway
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Posted 20 March 2004 - 08:06 AM

Turn 3:

Remysweet:"Eat this!" *Wakk!* *Whizz* *Thwak!* "Holy...he's still alive!"

Robo Dojo:"Gotta shot at his back!" *Pop!* *Whiff* *Pow* "Damn! Hit twice, but he's STILL alive!"

NKF:"Firing!" *Ka-Wharr!* "Damn! Shot went over his head! I can fire again, but I'd like to cover that hull breach...anyone else gotta shot?"

Jonaleth:"Here, I'll donate them a magna-pack! Fire in the Hole!" *Throws explosive between the two gillmen* "That should do it!"

Deathskull:"Sir, the NW corner is clear. We're moving East towards the USO."

Puasonen:"SW corner clear...Crus8r, help me check out this building while Jenny and Yoni move East."

Jenny:"Gillman spotted South of the USO! Autofiring!" *Zrt* *Whak!* *Zzt* *Pakk!* *Gillman screams and collapses as the third shot goes whizzing off wildly* "Hey, I think I like these new Gauss guns...Can't wait for the rifle!"

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 08:48 AM

Between Turns:
*Magna-Pack Explosive goes off, mangling the two gillmen standing next to it, and pelting the hull of the alien sub with debris as it kicks up a large cloud of silt*

Alien Turn:
*Another gillman steps out of the hull breach in the USO, takes one look, and scurries back inside before NKF or Mamutas can react*

*Suddenly, J'ordos notices movement on top of a building on the other side and in front of the USO. Reacting instantly, he fires* *K-whar!* *Boom!* *Gillman retreats out of sight, then a sonic pulser comes flying out...to land well short of anyone...*

J'ordos:"HA! Didn't kill him, but it sure messed up his aim! Duck!"

Between Turns:
*Sonic Pulser goes off with a roar that makes even the blast from the magna-pack seem weak, but everyone is well outside the blast radius*

"Man, good thing he missed! Guys, we have got to get ourselves some of those!!"

<in the pic, the arrow shows the direction the gillman retreated>

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 02:00 PM

Turn 4:
"J'ordos, can you see the alien?"

J'ordos:"Negative, sir...the alien retreated South down some stairs, but he can't be far!"

"Hmmm...UnknownWarrior, time for some more support fire. Put a torp on those stairs and lets see what happens..."

UnknownWarrior:"Aye, sir! Fire in th' Hole!" *Ka-Whoosh!* *BOOOMM!!* *Gillman screams in death as shards of masonry rain down from the ruined stairway* "Whaddaya know...I got'im, sir!" :rock:

"Good Job...OK, everyone, keep searching, and stay sharp! There's still at least one left in the sub, and probably more hiding in these buildings, so be careful!"

Cpl.Facehugger:"Got one in the building behind the USO! Firing!" *K-wheee* *P-wharr* "Damn, I missed!"

Remysweet:"I see him!" *Whizz* *Whak!* *Thwap!* "Man, I hit him twice, but he's still standing..."

Deathskull:"It's a longshot, but I'll try..." *Zzt ZZp Kzt Zzk Zrt Zzt* *A barrage of gauss fire pelts the walls around the gillman, but only one hits, and he's still alive!* "I'm glad you like this thing, Jenny...I want my rifle back!!"

NKF:"I dunno...You wouldn'ta got nearly that many shots off with a rifle, so you still probably wouldn'ta killed it...Lets see if I can finish him off...Hmmm, no direct line of fire, but you guys banged him up pretty good, so a bankshot should do the trick..." *Ka-Wharr!* *Booom!* *Gillman dies as the explosive round detonates right next to him* "That's got him!"

*NKF and Mamutas resume covering the hull breach as everyone else moves...no more aliens spotted*

Alien Turn:
*Gillman steps out of hull breach, turns, and fires at NKF* *Zark!* *A sonic bolt screams right by where NKF is crouched and travels downrange, where it strikes and vaporizes Centurion's corpse*

*NKF returns fire* *Ka-Whirr!* *Boom!* *The explosive bolt hits, vaporizing the gillman corpse next to the breach, but failing to kill the living alien, who chooses the better part of valor and retreats back into the sub*

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 07:24 PM

UnknownWarrior is kicking butt :)


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Posted 20 March 2004 - 07:56 PM

heh, it seems I only piss the aliens off by shooting them. :cussing:

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Posted 20 March 2004 - 09:48 PM

heh, it seems I only piss the aliens off by shooting them.  :cussing:

Well, you would piss them off a lot then if you shot with a torpedo :P

Edited by Mustang, 21 March 2004 - 12:59 PM.



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Posted 21 March 2004 - 10:47 AM

Im loving this thread!!!

Praise for Crus8r for the brilliant writting and semi-brilliant (altho briliant compared to mine) game playing.


Keep up the good work



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"a plastyc bag??? we cent tayk a plastyc bag if it hasen` got a speshel mark! doos eet hev a speshel mark????? oo it dont hev a speshel mark!!!!! we cent tek that eet cud strngle a lil kiddie that cud!!!!!!!"

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 01:05 PM

Im loving this thread!!!

Praise for Crus8r for the brilliant writting and semi-brilliant (altho briliant compared to mine) game playing.


Keep up the good work

I agree, he always makes me want him to post more action every 3 minutes, I love it so much it drives me nuts :P


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Posted 22 March 2004 - 12:23 PM

Yes, it's my most frequently visited post on this forum. I hope I get to shoot an alien soon. Ooh, I stepped on a crab! does that count as a kill? :D

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 12:52 PM

Crab no ----but a lobster man may get your character noticed
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"a plastyc bag??? we cent tayk a plastyc bag if it hasen` got a speshel mark! doos eet hev a speshel mark????? oo it dont hev a speshel mark!!!!! we cent tek that eet cud strngle a lil kiddie that cud!!!!!!!"

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 05:06 PM

Crab no ----but a lobster man may get your character noticed

So, he would get noticed if he stepped on a Lobsterman and killed it? :huh:


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Posted 22 March 2004 - 05:22 PM

Heh, I'm really glad that people are enjoying the effort. :D

Sorry things have been slow, my ISP (starband) has been freaky again all weekend...I managed to get a few posts thru, but it usually takes several attempts. I'd love to switch, but the only other option in my area is dialup...on REALLY old copper lines...max connect speed of about 14.4kbps (if that) -- NOT an option I care for :cussing:

LOL, I finished the mission friday afternoon...it has been quite amusing to me that things worked out the way they did considering the responses posted during the weekend: first mustang suggested using a torp on the gillman in the ruins, which was what happened, and now Yoni is agitating for a chance for some action (see my next mission post)

Personally, I think we're doing quite well for a superhuman/no reload game. :naughty:

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 05:33 PM

Turn 5:

Yoni:"I'll get him!" *Steps up to hull breach, sees gillman, fires* *Thwack!* *gillman screams and dies* "He's down! Man, the interior of this compartment is a wreck! I can see at least one corpse inside that must have died in the crash."

J'ordos:"I'm entering from the front...no aliens here, but I can confirm at least one alien corpse that we didn't kill."

Robo Dojo:"The compartment on the other side of the sub is clear of aliens...no damage on this side, though, everything seems intact."

*Everyone else moves, searching buildings and moving in on the USO, no aliens spotted*

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 05:44 PM

Alien Turn:
*End of Mission*

"Ehh? I expected there to be more aliens than this...C'est la Guerre! I've signaled the recovery teams that they can begin operations...finish surveying the crash site, then everyone head back to the Triton. Good Job, troopers!"

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 02:11 PM

Woohoow, first mission and I've killed a crab AND an alien! :D yay!
Hey don't take any nitpicking from me seriously. I wasn't critisising you. It was only a joke. I'm glad you let me join! :D I am forever in your debt. Who do you want me to kill for you?
Just kidding about the killing part. :) (*whisper* pm me their names and they're dead -_-)

Keep this thing going; woohoow!

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EDIT: oops, I just got it. You meant it happened that way by coincidence?

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#78 Crus8r

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 09:35 PM

Exactly...everything had already happened by the time ppl posted, I just hadn't been able to post it yet. Another example of it is the way Deathskull wasn't happy 'bout having a gauss pistol (don't worry, Deathskull, I'll make sure to give you a rifle in the future) then having it crap out on him (12 shots at two aliens, only two hits and both times the alien survived.) :whatwhat:

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 01:10 AM

I'll adopt the gauss pistol if you don't mind. I'm planning to add one to my kit as soon as I'm strong enough.

Speaking of which, could we get our stat updates? I seem to be doing a rather consistent run in TFTD than I am in the UFO game. Hmm, maybe I should switch to heavy cannons in the UFO game? Nah.

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P. S: One thing bothers me. With all these uploaded images in the three running games won't we be using up quite a lot of bandwidth and server space? Couldn't we use some text alternatives for some screens? Like for stats and the end mission tally?
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Posted 24 March 2004 - 02:31 AM

I guess micah says something when it's time to reduce the number of pictures. And when the time comes, we can start removing them from beginning of the thread..
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#81 Crus8r

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 01:37 PM

Actually, I have considered the server load...I had already decided not to post screenies of 'mundane' events like facility completion, arrivals, USO detected, etc. but rather relay that info in the text of the story. Hmm...I could also skip the research results pics (they're all straight outta the USOpedia anyway, if you check), but I kinda liked those. I have been using .png format exclusively, as I had read somewhere on the board that was the preferred format. (I remember reading in a thread about a compression proggie to make 'em even smaller, but can't seem to find it now...)

I could move to a text format for stats if its a problem...I just thought the graphical approach was more appealing (and those are only 25k each, so it would take 40 participants to use even 1mb).

I do hope that the screenies of the battles don't have to be removed, tho...It makes it MUCH easier to follow the action and visualize what happened, IMO.

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 01:56 PM

were there any promotions in that battle?


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Posted 24 March 2004 - 03:13 PM

Ahh mindless violence is so fun................i think illl enact some on the person who is sending my copy of the first game via post .that will teach em


i have a small favour...........if you run short on possible soldier replacment names could you use jeeves (my alias in the real world) if so thx

if not...its still good
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"a plastyc bag??? we cent tayk a plastyc bag if it hasen` got a speshel mark! doos eet hev a speshel mark????? oo it dont hev a speshel mark!!!!! we cent tek that eet cud strngle a lil kiddie that cud!!!!!!!"

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 03:46 PM

you can use PNGcrush to reduce size of PNGs further, but it's a command line utility.

off-topic: Jeeves, like the butler? :P
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#85 Crus8r

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 09:14 AM

J'ordos: That was the one...Thanks!

Floater Medic: Sure, I'll sign ya up as "Jeeves" ^_^

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 09:23 AM

Mission 4 Debreifing:

Casualty list:
Centurion

"Alright, people, settle down...I was very happy with everyone's performance on our last mission. The successful recovery of a new USO type has provided the science division with a wealth of new data regarding alien technology, which should help them decipher its secrets and allow us access to it."

"Congradulations to UnknownWarrior, Remysweet, Robo Dojo-1, and Yoni for their promotion to Able Seaman. Centurion's replacement has been recruited and will arrive in a few days. There were no command grade promotions, as the chain of command is currently filled."

"Congradulations also go to Robo Dojo-1 for proving that it is indeed possible to shoot an alien with a dart pistol and NOT get killed by reaction fire"

"Analysis of the feild performance data provided by Deathskull and Jenny has proven the effectiveness of our new gauss pistols. While less accurate than harpoon rifles, the faster speed, combined with the higher damage and ammo capacity, makes them effective weapons. Even better, preliminary reports on the rifle version indicate significant improvements over the pistol."

"Thats all for now, people...fall out and get some sleep."

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 12:34 PM

Jan 17, 2040:
"Our new living quarters have been completed, allowing us to accomodate the recruits who have signed on plus some reserves. We've also recruited more scientists to try and speed up research a bit, but our lab will remain somewhat understaffed until we get more money (gotta save some ca$h for operating expenses, :P)."

"Construction reports from our second base indicate good progress, with the standard sonar coming online this morning. Also, in a couple days, our containment facilities for alien prisoners will finally be completed, allowing us to take captives for interrogation :devillaugh: "

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 12:45 PM

thx crus8r !!

and i was jeeves before the web site but the name came about because of my being younger than my friends so they used to make me get them stuff ( not any more seeing as i out grew them)

my real name is james but everyone calls me jeeves exept my parents and teachers
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-STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES BUT WHIPS AND CHAINS EXITE ME-
-MOTHER ALWAYS SAID LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF EGGS......STUPID COW-

"a plastyc bag??? we cent tayk a plastyc bag if it hasen` got a speshel mark! doos eet hev a speshel mark????? oo it dont hev a speshel mark!!!!! we cent tek that eet cud strngle a lil kiddie that cud!!!!!!!"

#89 Crus8r

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 08:45 PM

Captain's Log, Jan 19, 2040:

"Construction crews put the finishing touches on the Alien Containment facilities this morning, and they are now online and ready for use. All thats missing is the live aliens, which is where we come in. All aquanauts should make sure they have checked out on the thermal tazer in preparation for the task." :devillaugh:

"I'm also very pleased to report that Science Division has completed their development of gauss rifles, and they are now hard at work on the power clips for them. The blueprints for prototype gauss rifles were delivered to Engineering this morning, and production has begun on the first samples."

"The quartermaster reports that ammo stores for both personal and craft weapons have been fully restocked. Our new recruits will arrive tomorrow, and preparations to recieve them are on schedule."

"No Alien activity has been detected or reported on the graphs since our last mission, but we remain vigilant and ready to respond on a moment's notice."

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#90 Crus8r

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 08:52 PM

Jan 20, 2040:

"Our new recruits and reservists arrived this morning, and have begun settling in. I'm sure everyone will help them out during this process. When we finish constructing the facilities to support it, we'll be getting a second Triton, but in the meantime, away team duty will rotate between all hands. This will give the new guys some battlefield experience, while allowing the vets some down time."

"Still no alien activity, maybe we scared them... :devillaugh: "

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 09:12 PM

I call first guass rifle
USA Today has come out with a new survey: Apparently three out of four people make up 75 percent of the population.
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#92 UnknownWarrior

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 09:15 PM

Mustang wants to change from a jet harpoon to a guass rifle and 9 clips when it is availible
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I am starting to like these forums

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 10:18 PM

Jan 23, 2040:

"Science Division has ironed the bugs outta the power clips for the new gauss rifles, and Engineering has began producing them along with the rifles. Initial trials have been VERY promising...the gauss rifle is faster and/or more accurate than our harpoon rifles in every fire mode, does twice the damage, and has a 50% greater ammo capacity to boot!! Needless to say, we will be replacing the harpoon gun as quickly as production allows."

"The continued lack of alien activity has allowed us time to train the new guys, and they have settled into the squad nicely. When the aliens do show themselves, we'll be ready for them!"

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 11:34 PM

Captain's Log, Jan 24, 2040:

05:28:45
*Alarms suddenly break the drowsy quiet of the early morning watch in the command center. A red icon winks into being on the global map display as tracking data begins to flow across several other screens*

"Status Report!"

"Sir, alien contact appeared in the mid-atlantic, heading WNW, speed 2600...if it doesn't change course, it will overfly the base in approximatly 35 minutes!"

"We'll see about that...Barracuda-1, launch immediatly and engage alien contact! Barracuda-2, standby on ready-5."

Pilots:"Roger, Sir!"



05:40:45
"Sir, alien vessel has reduced speed to 1200...heading still WNW."

"Very well. Barracuda-1, I do NOT want that vessel overflying this base!"

Barracuda-1:"Aye, Sir! Will engage target as soon as contact is established!"



05:50:45
Barracuda-1:"Have established contact with USO-5...its one of the new cruiser class vessels. Engaging!"

*A DUP torpedo impacts the hull of USO-5, causing it to wobble a bit as it continues on its course. However, within seconds another DUP screams through the water, slamming into the alien craft and sending it careening down to the ocean floor.*

Barracuda-1:"Alien vessel down!"

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 10:15 AM

For a second I thought we were going to be raided :D
Keep up the good work
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Posted 29 March 2004 - 10:33 PM

Jan 24, 2040:
"Alright, its still night at the crash site...we'll wait until after sunrise for recovery ops. Engineering has constructed five of the new gauss rifles, but won't finish the 5th power clip until noon...we'll launch as soon as its delivered."

"Duty assignments for our next mission have been uploaded to your datapads...let's go over them:

Red team- Ensign Deathskull, Remysweet, Cpl. Facehugger, and Centurion-1.
Blue team- Ensign Puasonen, Yoni, Mustang, and Mikker.
Gold team will be lead by Ensign Judge_Deadd, who was released from the hospital this morning...Mamutas, DaiShiva, and BannanaBomb.
Jeeves has shown some aptitude with the torp launcher in training, so he'll be heavy squad support, and Robo Dojo-1 will continue to serve as squad scout.

"Everyone else will garrision the base and continue monitoring for further alien activity, just in case the aliens try anything while the away team is out."

"Now, on to mission specifics...target is a cruiser class vessel, so there will be several rooms within the sub and probably more alien operatives than in an Escort. Floorplans from the cruiser we've recovered have been uploaded to your datapads. As the alien vessel was shot down, there may be hull breaches like in the last mission...use caution when approaching the sub."

"As usual, we won't know what race of aliens we're facing until we get there, so stay alert and report any contacts immediately...that's all for now, but I want the away team to muster at Triton-1 at 1130hrs for final equipment check and loading. Dismissed!"

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 10:45 PM

Mission Log, Crash Site-5:
"The away team finished their equipment checks and had already loaded on the Triton when Engineering delivered the 5th gauss rifle clip shortly after Noon. We launched as soon as it was stowed and arrived at the crash site at 12:53."

Turn 1:
"All hands brace for landing!" *With a shudder and a soft >thump<, Triton-1 comes to rest on the seabed* "Ok, everybody, time to earn our pay! For several of you, this will be your first 'close encounter' with the aliens...stick with your squad leaders and you'll do fine. Red team, check the front while Blue team checks the rear...everyone else be ready to back them up!"

Deathskull:"Looks like another shipwreck site...heading around the nose of the Triton. Sir! There's an Aquatoid on the other side of the Triton!" *Zzzt! Zkk! Zzzkt!* *Aquatoid screams as crimson gauss beams rip into its body* "He's down...No other aliens in sight, Sir."

Puasonen:"Sir, the rear of the Triton is against the North mapedge."

"Then I want Blue to sweep East across the North edge while Red sweeps West...Gold team, proceed South slowly."

All:"Aye, Sir!"

*Everyone moves, grenadiers prime grenades, etc. No aliens spotted*

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 10:54 PM

Alien Turn:

*No movement detected, sub door noises heard*

Turn 2:

Deathskull:"Red team reporting: We've located the Western mapedge, but there's alot of wreckage over here...it'll take awhile to check it all out!"

"Go ahead and check it out, but be careful! Blue team, can you see the Eastern mapedge?"

Puasonen:"I can just see it from here, but we'll have to get closer to be sure..."

Mustang:"There's one up in the superstructure of that wreck!" *Zzzk ZZzt Zztch!* *Mustang's first shot goes wide, but he quickly corrects his aim and the Aquatoid collapses as the third shot burns through the space it just occupied!* "I got it!"

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 10:59 PM

Still Turn 2:
Judge_Deadd:"Gold team here...I've spotted an Aquatoid south of the Triton, but its under cover and I have no line of fire..."

Centurion-1:"I do!" *K-whee* *K-whoosh* "Damn, I missed!"

Jeeves:"Heh...You did blow a hole in its cover, tho...Fire in the hole!" *Pa-Wharr!* *BOOOOM!!* *The alien's hiding spot disappears in a huge fireball as chunks of decking, debris, and plant matter rain down on the sand around the site* "Hoo-Yah! Alien has been terminated!"

Robo Dojo-1:"I've spotted the alien sub directly West of where that aquatoid was hiding!"

*Everyone else moves, no more aliens spotted*

Alien Turn:

*Lots of sub door noises, and some movement inside the sub, but no aliens spotted*

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 04:35 AM

Hmmm. I'm happy I didn't come along. One of my most hated maps (lots of shipwrecks, plety of covers for aliens). I sure hope our team makes it all safe and sound.
Passenger ship terror site, first turn, I open the door of my Triton, there is a Tasoth up on the next floor (his back is facing the screen so I don't know what weapon he has).

One of my guys fire at him, hit, he reaction fires with Thermal Shock Launcher. The whole crew stunned. Mission over.