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Offline pkrcel

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Re: Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal!
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2014, 09:10:52 pm »



There is a way to deactivate, yes deactivate grenades by right-clicking the active grenade. I think that might become really valuable if you make a mistake and have a primed grenade on the floor :)

I WISH this was possible during battle.....so far I've only been able to deactivate grenades during prebattle or base equip stage.


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Re: Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal!
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2014, 10:49:03 pm »

I WISH this was possible during battle.....so far I've only been able to deactivate grenades during prebattle or base equip stage.

Hold up, so it's not able to be de-activated in battle? I gotta test this, brb.

EDIT: Gah, he was right. Not even the latest nightly is able to de-activate primed grenades during actual battle. Forget what I said earlier. :P
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Re: Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal!
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2014, 12:24:01 am »
I gotta admit... that moment.... you can almost hear the gears whirring in Ivan's Noggin.  ;)
(Funny as heck!)

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Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal! Ep #23: Clone!
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2014, 06:26:18 pm »
Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal! Ep #23: Clone!





In this episode we complete another mission and clone in one of the Fallen!!

Cheers, Ivan :D


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Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal! Ep #26: May Mayhem!!
« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2014, 06:04:35 pm »
Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal! Ep #26: May Mayhem!!




In this episode we begin tracking a battleship and get a huge surprise!

( I did not see that coming! )

Cheers, Ivan :D

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Re: Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal!
« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2014, 03:30:46 am »
Oh.... Sheeeeeeiiiiiiiii......

That surprise is surprising without a doubt.

I didn't expect to be needed so soon, nor die that early. If I am going to die that is... with that surprise it is totally likely. At least some of us are given the decency of proxie grenades, right?

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Re: Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal!
« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2014, 05:36:16 am »
You didn't see that coming!!!!, i saw it a mile away, well maybe it was a couple of Km, and now all those soldiers, what will happen to them!!!

Also maybe you have in air (mid air or whatever is called) transfer turned on?? maybe that will help just in case :)

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Re: Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal!
« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2014, 03:16:14 pm »
I don't have it turned on... and yeah... it wont help.  All our good gear is out there on the SkyRanger, or enroute to UfoPaedia.  XD

Gonna get brutal back at OpenXcom.org.  Brutal.

Cheers, Ivan :D

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Re: Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal!
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2014, 01:04:16 am »
Hum... Maybe now we know why the mod portal is down: It was hosted at OpenXCom.org!

I don't think I'm there, so good luck to all of you fighting for the main base!

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Re: Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal!
« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2014, 01:32:07 am »
Hum... Maybe now we know why the mod portal is down: It was hosted at OpenXCom.org!

I don't think I'm there, so good luck to all of you fighting for the main base!

Nope, actually the mod portal is at OpenXcom.com. ;) 

Looks like the mods are safe but the forums might be in jeopardy!

Cheers, Ivan :D

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Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal! Ep #27: Forlorn Hope!!
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2014, 05:41:57 pm »
Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal! Ep #27: Forlorn Hope!!




In this episode we begin, in earnest the hopeless task of defending our base!

15 unarmored troops... #Doomed!

Cheers, Ivan
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Re: Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal!
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2014, 09:44:33 pm »
R.I.P. First line of defence.

On the bright side it's 8+4/16+4 vs 13+1/15+1! (Remember that scout tank?)

Also, Explosives tend to do less damage on cyberdisks, but the combined power of a proxie plus a HE has put it at low health, so you almost got it!



.....I bet I'm gonna die next episode :P

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Re: Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal!
« Reply #58 on: October 18, 2014, 10:41:50 pm »
Yeah, we actually did better than I expected in this episode.  Up to the point where we suicided two soldiers on the disc and failed to bring it down.  I know it can be done, but its gonna be brutal. XD

Cheers, Ivan :D

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Re: Let's Play OpenXcom: Up Close and Personal!
« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2014, 11:36:24 pm »
Although explosives do less damage on Cyberdiscs, they do hit all four tiles of it, meaning overall they do much more damage than to a 1 tile unit. It is possible to destroy a Cyberdisc with a direct hit from a Large Rocket, so it should be possible with a High Explosive (and if that fails, a few lower calibre explosives should do it).

You're doing pretty well :) Just have to throw those HE pack from a little bit further! Yet another bad thing with cyberdiscs is that it's really difficult to know where they are looking, so it's hard to avoid reaction fire :/

Have you thought of setting the entrance on fire with some incendiary grenades? If you manage to get stuff to catch fire as they cross it, that's a little bit less hp to take off before they die.. (and it won't destroy items like proxy grenades)