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Telgin

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21735 on: August 26, 2019, 12:28:53 pm »

Run over by a laughing animated flame while trying to climb a spiraling pathway.  It was at least amusing to see Banjo sitting in the nearby lava and crying.

I realized after this that I had to climb said spiraling pathway as just Kazooie, and almost died again because jumping over them is very difficult and I had to kind of just cheese the physics by hugging the inner part of the pathway where their collision didn't register against me.

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« Reply #21736 on: August 26, 2019, 01:00:32 pm »

Also learned that ocean worlds have titanium, not tungsten, in large amounts near the core. I did find tungsten inside a desert world.

This whole story is hilarious, and sounds like the kind of thing I would do.
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« Reply #21737 on: August 26, 2019, 06:11:51 pm »

Attempt at making a sushi roll failed largely due to not being able to find a knife sharp enough to cut through the seaweed. To be fair, this particular sheet of nori was unusually tough; normally they tend to split apart while rolling it.


Also while eating it, a hard grain of rice got chewed into a cracked molar.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21738 on: August 27, 2019, 09:29:50 am »

Sectoid with a plasma gun shot my soldier and killed him a single hit.  Not unexpected, and to be fair one of his buddies shot him in the back somehow while aiming up into the barn loft at said sectoid so he was going to die anyway due to my lack of medikits and the fatal wound he suffered.

At least I got the sectoid back with what I think was a cannon of some kind.  It was my first mission so I've got a lot of learning to do.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21739 on: August 27, 2019, 11:28:10 am »

The starting grenade launcher is so cool.

and really helps highlight how under prepared humanity is for the aliens.  It's like nuking Germany just to kill Hitler
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« Reply #21740 on: August 27, 2019, 11:50:14 am »

Yeah, I think 4/5 of the sectoids I killed in that mission were from that weapon alone, with another random one dying from a rifle shot.

All told I didn't do too bad I think, for my first mission.  Lost one guy, and a second guy got shot unconscious while knocking on the UFO's door but lived.  I very nearly killed some of my own soldiers though, since it's frighteningly easy to target them with shots when you mean to select them.  Lots of stuff I'll have to unlearn from the newer XCOM.

I also need to buy a tank to handle the job of opening UFO doors.  I'm led to believe I got super lucky that reaction fire didn't immediately toast my scout and merely knocked him out.
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21741 on: August 27, 2019, 01:13:44 pm »

Also learned that ocean worlds have titanium, not tungsten, in large amounts near the core. I did find tungsten inside a desert world.

This whole story is hilarious, and sounds like the kind of thing I would do.

Oops, I accidentally poisoned the entire planet.

Yeah this is a good story.
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« Reply #21742 on: August 30, 2019, 12:55:25 pm »

I am literally the most technologically advanced nation in Europe. My generals are mind bogglingly good thanks to me constantly attracting great warriors (literally 30+ martial). I had 22,000 men. I was attacking 8,000.

Of course, the logical turn of events here is that the 8,000 man army utterly shatters mine, because CKII has a unique brand of logic that seems to go "No fuck u"
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21743 on: August 30, 2019, 01:00:42 pm »

Were you attacking over a river and/or into mountains? What was the composition of your troops versus theirís?
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21744 on: August 30, 2019, 01:07:37 pm »

Into hills, my troops consisted of a lot of heavy infantry and archers. Should be noted they got no narrow flanks. For some reason my army just decided that morale was for nerds and promptly shat themselves in panic.

Fortunately, I was able to make up for it by proceeding to smash the AI I was trying to take the land from in a second war (I was attacking a rebelling vassal first time so there wasn't a peace treaty when the CB became invalid).
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« Reply #21745 on: August 30, 2019, 05:26:00 pm »

Almost got everything done during the Spring 1-Y2 rush. Got 32 quality sprinklers(3x3) in the main field, giving me 256 tiles of automatically watered land(though it would have needed manual watering on that day), plus some more sprinklers for 24 more tiles elsewhere for some beanstalks. Messed up the placement for the beans a bit, I'd have to pick up the sprinklers to harvest a couple of the plants. Also somehow messed up the amounts of seeds I used despite counting them out exactly, I ended up with too few parsnip seeds and two too many potato seeds despite buying exactly the same amount of each.

Almost made it, but 2AM hit right as I was placing the potatoes. Morris, for whatever reason he was looking through my potato fields, found me, called EMS to drop me off in bed(like, 20 feet from my front door), then stole 1000g from my wallet. I'm gonna that man out of business.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21746 on: August 30, 2019, 06:10:21 pm »

Crashed into a wall and lost my last honeycomb while trying to land on an egg to hatch it.  That was after spending a frustrating amount of time figuring out how to get to it with Kazooie alone in the first place, and while trying to get her to land I accidentally hit the button to do the aerial dive attack, which smashed me into a wall and killed me.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21747 on: August 31, 2019, 02:16:10 pm »

Into hills, my troops consisted of a lot of heavy infantry and archers. Should be noted they got no narrow flanks. For some reason my army just decided that morale was for nerds and promptly shat themselves in panic.

Fortunately, I was able to make up for it by proceeding to smash the AI I was trying to take the land from in a second war (I was attacking a rebelling vassal first time so there wasn't a peace treaty when the CB became invalid).

LI and Archers do hella skirmish moral damage.


and a good general, in my subjective experience, can prolong the length of  skirmish if it benefits him, as determined by the ai.

it's not a winning strat for the ai in the long run; you have to follow it up.  but i would take archer or pike retinues once it became convenient.  to add some staying power to my armies

my source is tribal playthroughs on hard.  teaches you to respect terrain and morale
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21748 on: August 31, 2019, 04:21:07 pm »

Volcanic planets are terrifying and I got eaten by a doggie.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21749 on: August 31, 2019, 09:30:37 pm »

Went on my first terror mission, and brought along my first heavy weapon platform with the expectation that I was going to need it.  It didn't even make it past the exit ramp before two cyberdiscs toasted it with reaction fire.  I managed to destroy them with massed autofire from my remaining soldiers, since at least the tank ate up the reactions from the cyberdiscs, but one exploding cyberdisc killed 3 of my soldiers, and sectoids got some lucky shots that killed a few more.

Then I found 2 more cyberdiscs, and they finished off what was left of my squad.

Lost a tank, 10 soldiers and the skyranger on my first terror mission.

Restarted after that mission.

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