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!


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


Acid 10 years, 7 months ago

Pirate an old version, dude lol

Camtasia isn't too bad.

JuurianChi 10 years, 7 months ago

hmm, pirating adobe products is a whole lot more complicated now you can only get creative cloud versions

Creative Cloud was pirate nerf'd the first week it lunched.

I used to swear by Sony Vegas, but if you can somehow use Premiere Pro, you should.

Ever since I've tried world video editing outside pf Windows Movie Maker I’ve always used Sony Vegas. It has been five years since I started using Vegas and I feel that I know the program well enough to know it’s advantages and shortcomings. I’ve used a wide variety of file types and media devices to edit small things that barely ever light of day outside of my hard drive.

Although I am pleased with Sony Vegas as an editor I felt that it was time for a change, as is my way. Sony Vegas opened the door to bigger and better things for me and my desire to pursue video production.The main attraction that led me to Adobe Premiere Pro was the plug-in support for AVISynth. AVIsynth has been a great tool for me as a video editor to allow me to fine tune a video or clip to fit certain parameters. Even though there is a work around method to allow AVISynth files to be imported into Vegas the process was more tedious than it’s worth.

One other reason why I felt to jump ship to Premiere is that Premiere is a higher standard of video editing suite compared to Vegas. I’ve been to eight video production interviews, but both of them recommended learning or having knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro. Not a single mention of Sony Vegas in their preferred video editing suite list. It really put a bad taste in my mouth to excel in Vegas and the not be worth anything to anyone. And now I don't even care for the jobs. :P

Powerful Kyurem 10 years, 7 months ago

If you are trying to have video and audio, then if the quality isn't a major priority you could just put a phone or video recorder on a stand and just record it that way.

JuurianChi 10 years, 7 months ago


If you are trying to have video and audio, then if the quality isn't a major priority you could just put a phone or video recorder on a stand and just record it that way.

That is a terrible suggestion. The Quality would not be worth watching at all. And viewing quality is integral to the project itself. I don't know about you, but I would like to watch something well above VHS Cassette quality.

LAR Games 10 years, 7 months ago

Eww. Juurian is right. Doing that is gross…

I'd go with Acid's suggestion. It's what I use!