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Okay, I might be insane, but I'm willing to give this a try. I cannot guarantee I will succeed, but damned if we won't go down without a fight. For those of you not in the know, Long War is a mod for XCom (Enemy Within) that adds a lot of new content, and amps of the difficulty in several ways, while rebalancing it in others. I will be playing with a custom namelist. I've already added in a bunch of Serenes Forest users who've stuck out to me for one reason or another in the past, as well as various other people from other places in my travels across the internet. I have not been arsed to sort names to genders, so if the RNG misgenders you, please do not take offense. If you want to be double-sure your name is on the list, I won't start the playthrough for at least seven days, to give you a chance to reply to the topic and such. Long War also gives you the option to rename your Interceptor pilots. I'm not sure where the game file for that is, so I'll just rename them manually as I order new birds for my hanger. I'll be accepting nominations for the names of these fellas as well. Beta15 of Long War introduces some unique and interesting perks based on your starting country. These might not all be equally balanced, but I will pick the one I want, and you will deal with it. Additionally, I will restart after the first mission until I get steam vents etc. in positions that please me. This is my right, as I'm going to want every edge I can get to have a shot. After that, however, it'll be one save from start to end, just like it is supposed to be. People will die. If you die, either because of RNG or gross incompetence on the part of the commander, do not complain to me. You knew the risks when you enlisted. I don't have a set update schedule planned, but that might change if I get into a nice smooth routine. I will attempt to be as informative as I can be, but XCom is reasonably deep, and sometimes over-familiarity with a subject will numb you to the sorts of questions beginners might have on the subject. If something doesn't make sense, please ask! Updates: Update 0 Update 1 Update 2 Update 3 Update 4 (two parts) Update 5 (two parts) Update 6
So it's been a VERY long time since I finally work on another LP, but I finally got enough willpower to actually record and commentate on another series! This one will be of XCOM: Long War on Normal Ironman. If you are new to the Long War, Normal does not mean Easy; the creators of Long War have balanced the lowest difficulty, which is Normal, to be a little bit harder than Classic in vanilla, which means that this mod to XCOM is quite difficult indeed, and I'm still getting a feel for Long War myself. I thoroughly enjoy this mod however, so it is all worth it. Anyway, joining me in the commentary will be your very own Elieson from SF, which you all know and love. He will be providing us with additional tactical information and overall support through the LP whenever we are undertaking our extraterrestrial missions! Be aware though that he is not as knowledgable about the game as I am, so don't blow a hole through his head if he says something wrong. :P The soldier roster will also be filled with several members of SF and a few of my own friends as well, with the N7 prefix of course, since we are the best that Earth has to offer! So keep your eyes out; you may end up seeing yourself in your very own mission! Also, if you ever wish to be added to the roster, I will be drafting possible candidates when necessary, so I will be adding your name to our text file to be selected. I've already uploaded a couple of videos, so gear up and get ready for the intense action that XCOM is known for! ====================================================== Episode List: Warning: Episodes Warmup and 1 have loud Voice Tracks; keep your volume down at first. Warmup Mission (2/18/2015) Episode 1 (2/18/2015) Squad Roster by Episode: [spoiler=Test/Warmup Mission]N7 Squad: Crucial Crizix Zealous Zelda Mighty Miguel Ace Austin Killer Karina Mystic Mei [spoiler=Episode 1]N7 Squad: Powerful PK Crucial Crizix Brave Bal Zipping ZM Energetic Eukaryotic Doctor Dennis I do upload my videos in 720p/60 fps, so be sure to put it on 60 fps for smooth viewing. Also, I plan to update this weekly at least, so it'll be quite active. Albums of Mission Summaries: [spoiler=These aren't necessarily missions of the LP. ]Also, there won't be much commentary, but the screenshots will at least be in order. First Troop Transport Ship mission I've ever done in Long War (Mid Feb) 3rd Mission of my Latest non-LP file. (2/27/15) Site Recon "Chysallid Invasion Mission" (2/27/15) Training Abduction Mission # Whatever (3/1/2015) UFO Mission #11 (3/1/2015) ====================================================== Questions You May Have: Q: "Commander, why are your episodes est. 1 hour long each?" A: That's because if you've ever played XCOM before, you know rushing in blindly with no plan in mind will only get you killed; XCOM is a very challenging TBS, so caution and planning is absolutely necessary, especially in the early game. Deaths are to be expected. Q: "Why don't you do this as a Screenshot LP instead?" A: I'm not going to put all that time and effort to order and commentate each and every one of the screenshots just to give a lackluster feel of what XCOM would be like; the tension and feeling given from XCOM would be decreased tremendously because you aren't seeing it in real time. Plus, I'm lazy and busy, and I don't have much time to dedicate to a SS LP. However, I may just a few screenies every mission and just post them under its own section, but there's not going to be much commentary on the snapshots; just a few that I found that are cool/funny/etc to look at.