Commander Moikle Wants YOU!

Posted by Moikle on Nov. 30, 2013, 7:15 p.m.

to let him use your username in his 64 digits XCOM series.

I am planning to do a playthrough of XCOM Enemy Within (the expansion for Enemy Unknown) using usernames from 64d as squad members. I will be posting videos (or maybe just a Shennanigans style screenshot blog of the playthrough where you can see how long I manage to get your characters to survive on Classic ironman difficulty. it also might be worth mentioning that I have chosen to play with training roulette, which lets classes randomly take abilities from other classes, it should spice up the squad a bit more, but I don't think all of the abilities are randomised (so there will not be any useless snipers without that golden squadsight ability)

For those who don't know, XCOM is a turn based Squad strategy game where you play as a commander, leading the XCOM project, a top secret (I think) government organisation set up to stop an alien invasion. Think MIB but with a much higher casualty rate.

This game is hard, you have to plan ahead and a single messed up plan could mean losing your entire squad for good, and failing that mission, causing the world to lose faith in the project.

Here is a video of the first mission (it chucks you straight into this before you get a chance to customise characters) so you can get an idea of who you want to have your name, and to get a feel for what the game is like. the actual series will probably have a different format, and I will provide a voice over for it, explaining my reasoning behind most moves.

so the characters can be renamed and customised, but I do not know of any way to change gender, nationality or class. Here is a list of the team members so far

This is the team I have ready to be taken by you guys

[ Squaddies, leveled up from the first mission]

Fang Yin Liu Stevenup, Assault, F, china [wounded for 17 days]

Youssef Ghaffar Iasper, support, M, Egypt

Tareq Haddad Acid, heavy, M, Egypt

Analucia Medina LAR Games, Sniper, F Argentina [wounded for 5 days]

[Rookies, not leveled up, class not discovered yet]

Ying Ye, F, China

Aba Farisani, F, Nigeria

Kenji Tanaka Kilin, M, Japan

Wendy Russel, F, USA

Carlos Moreno eagly, M, Argentina

Yue Wan Cheng, F, China

Carol Gordon JuurianChi, F, USA

Amitabh Dasgupta Toast, M, India

[members in reserve for when I get a character that matches what they ask for]

Eva-Unit-01 wants a male sniper

InsertNameHere didn't seem to mind what character he was

comment if you want me to use your username, and tell me which squad member you want to be, and what you want to look like (race, hairstyle (this option is kinda limited), helmet style, armor colour, facial hair, and hair colour). keep in mind that I will need to hire more people later, so I need quite a lot of people to replace the ones that inevitably get brutally murdered :(

oh here are some images of the helmets and hair if you want to pick one specifically

that is not all of the hair/helmets, but I can't find a picture with all of them.

(someone needs to wear a fedora…)

I might also go on teamspeak while playing so you guys can listen to me cry when one of my favorite members gets run through.

Oh and one more point!

THIS GAME IS AWESOME AND IT IS ON SALE FOR HALF PRICE ON STEAM UNTIL DEC 3RD

it will run on most computers. If you like turn based strategy games, even a little bit, even chess, you will (probably) love this game to bits

Comments

Toast 10 years, 7 months ago

Ha I did this with the original X-Com and blogged about our first battle. Then you all died, useless pricks

Amitabh Dasgupta here. Caucasian dressed as much like an indifferent hobo as possible.

Moikle 10 years, 7 months ago

Oh hey, you can also choose what language you want to speak, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian or Spanish

Moikle 10 years, 7 months ago

Is the TS server down?

Iasper 10 years, 7 months ago

I'm gonna go with German too. If I can choose my clothing, pick me somehting fashionable like pyjamas.

Moikle 10 years, 7 months ago

the clothing option chooses between 3 different versions of whatever armor you happen to be wearing, you also get to change the colour

Moikle 10 years, 7 months ago

you are red steve, that is the closest I could get, and you look da bomb

Iasper, I gave you pink hair, is that fashionable enough?

steve looks a little like a genderswapped flash with a helmet on. which works quite well because he is a speedy assault class

LAR has a very high amount of aim at the moment, even for a sniper at his level

Yes, juurian is Miura (did I spell that right?)

LAR Games 10 years, 7 months ago

Dem wounds mean nuttin!

Moikle 10 years, 7 months ago

finished recording the first actual episode, editing it now. I had this run's first instance of "that's XCOM baby" so stay tuned

Castypher 10 years, 7 months ago

YES.

I HAVE A FUCKING FEDORA.

I WILL OUTLIVE ALL YOU MOTHERFUCKERS.

Moikle 10 years, 7 months ago

we will see…