Posted 5:17pm on Fri 5 October 2012
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As mentioned on Episode 2 of Disc Lickers (now with 100 per cent less embargo breakage), next week we'll be starting a Super Extended Play of XCOM: Enemy Unknown....
...and we want you to enlist!
We'll be renaming soldiers after anyone who declares they want in, either via the comments for DiscLickers, or here in this thread. Simply tell us what you'd like to be called, and we'll add you to the waiting list.
Matt and I apologise in advance if our tactical ineptitude results in you untimely death. On the plus side, we'll commemorate your passing in this thread.
We'll be running the entire campaign in video-based chunks, but we'll also have a weekly update on every episode of Disc Lickers too.
ABOUT YOUR NAME: XCOM demands a first and last name for each trooper. Where it seems fitting, we may divide your name in half; otherwise we'll probably use "." as your first name. If you have a strong preference either way, let us know here.
Also, the game doesn't let you change gender - so some of you guys may end up as women...
Licker Platoon Roll Call
Sq. Dazza Davie
Sq. Ellen Ripley
Sq. Minty Rebel
Sq. Alta Ranga
Rk. Henderson Snow
Rk. Pb Live
Cpl. Tenzing Norge
Rk. Debbie Timmins
Rk. P0rtal Thinker
Rk. Waterr Drinker
Rk. Ed Straker
Rk. Sans Sov
Rk. Mr HEWBO
Rk. Dav (or Davina) 2612
Rk. Blood Storm
Rk. Brett Phipps
Licker Platoon Suicide Squad
Rk. Cheeky Lee (SS)
Sq. Will Smith (SS)
Rk. Dan Green (SS)
Rk. Afrobeatz (SS)
Rk. Get 2 Da Choppa (SS)
Rk. Lucky Lukus (SS)
Rk. Garden Gnome (SS)
Rk. Mike Hunt (SS)
Rk. Uma Titzert (SS)
K.I.A. Hall of Tragic Fame
Rk. Clockpunk - KIA on Operation Lost Hammer (0 Kills)
Operation Lost Hammer + Operation Rotting Justice
Operation Sacred Mountain
Operation Crimson Grave
How Everyone Is Doing
Posted 11:53am on Sun 7 October 2012
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Reynoldio reporting for duty SIR!
Posted 1:14pm on Sun 7 October 2012
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Aliens? Not on my watch! COME ON YOU DIRTBAGS, YOU WANNA LIVE FOREVER?
Posted 11:07am on Mon 8 October 2012
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dav2612 or davina2612 if I am to be a woman!
Posted 11:10am on Mon 8 October 2012
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Right, I've updated our Platoon Roll Call!
Originally we were going to play the campaign on Iron Man + Classic Difficulty, but my initial experiences with the game have suggested that's not a good move - it'd be a case of surviving as long as possible, rather than making a serious attempt at winning the game.
Troops will be signed up in the order above. We'll try to mix teams up a bit, and they'll be a fair amount of swappage as people get killed/injured. However, as there's quite a lot of us taking part, I've come with an idea for those of you who want to be featured sooner rather than later:
If you're desperately keen to go on a mission, you can volunteer for the SUICIDE SQUAD. We'll always take at least one trooper from the Suicide Squad, but the pay-off is that you'll have to do the most dangerous jobs - like running ahead to scout out the aliens, or trying to stun one up close. You probably won't live long, but if you're currently lower down the roll call, it'll speed things up a bit.
If you want to volunteer, just let Matt and I know below.
We're recording our first chunk of missions today, so expect the first video soon!
Posted 11:33am on Mon 8 October 2012
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When the sound of battle has been called, all those worthy must answer its call.
How do i get out of this chicken***** outfit?
This means enlist me!
Posted 11:38am on Mon 8 October 2012
Posted 9:37am on Tue 9 October 2012
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Can you add Mike Hunt and Uma Titzert to the bottom of the list please?
Posted 9:58am on Tue 9 October 2012
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I believe my comment means I actually have no choice but to be in the Suicide Squad. Also, TU to altaranga!
Posted 10:39am on Tue 9 October 2012
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Put the suicide squad! It's usually the way I play anyway
'Like a Lemming with a plasma rifle'