History Funny / XCom

25th Sep '14 10:19:35 PM Kuruni
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** This troper once found a bunch of Sectoids fueling up their Cyberdisc. A few laser shots and it went BOOM. Then the pumps went BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM. Cue alien death shrieks in polyphonic stereo.



** It's even worse than that. This troper saw an alien fire a stun bomb at an HWP (Basically [[TankGoodness a tank]]), which are immune to stun damage (and no, they didn't have the excuse of reaction fire as it happened during their turn).



* The AI, especially in the first game, sometimes makes some rather...odd choices, to say the least. I've had aliens throw unprimed grenades at me, aliens use massive AOE weapons like blaster launchers at point blank range, melee aliens walk up my troops then...randomly walk off without attacking. In one battle, I had 3 aliens line up in a row, the middle alien fires at one of my troops, and instead kills the alien in front, then the alien in the rear also decides he's a sharpshooter, and...kills the middle alien. Then gets killed by reaction fire from my soldier. All helpful, but amusing to see nonetheless.
22nd Sep '14 11:38:47 PM DShiflet
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* The AI, especially in the first game, sometimes makes some rather...odd choices, to say the least. I've had aliens throw unprimed grenades at me, aliens use massive AOE weapons like blaster launchers at point blank range, melee aliens walk up my troops then...randomly walk off without attacking. In one battle, I had 3 aliens line up in a row, the middle alien fires at one of my troops, and instead kills the alien in front, then the alien in the rear also decides he's a sharpshooter, and...kills the middle alien. Then gets killed by reaction fire from my soldier. All helpful, but amusing to see nonetheless.
30th Jun '14 4:29:23 AM Krieger22
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-->''"Triscene Terrorist" (8-foot-tall dinosaur with plasma cannons on is shoulders) has panicked.''

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-->''"Triscene Terrorist" (8-foot-tall dinosaur with plasma cannons on is its shoulders) has panicked.''



* All aliens on a landing cleaned up besides 1, looters(no armor no weapons) deployed, the most worthless one of the bunch opens a door, scares the sectoid commander who fires off his stun bomb launcher, the bomb bounces off the soldier's non-existant armor, hits the sectoid in the head knocking him out, then explodes stunning the soldier and ending the mission, he got promoted for that, and we caught a live sectoid commander.

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* All aliens on a landing cleaned up besides 1, looters(no armor no weapons) deployed, the most worthless one of the bunch opens a door, scares the sectoid commander who fires off his stun bomb launcher, the bomb bounces off the soldier's non-existant non-existent armor, hits the sectoid in the head knocking him out, then explodes stunning the soldier and ending the mission, he got promoted for that, and we caught a live sectoid commander.
17th May '14 10:33:31 AM lordferrok
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* All aliens on a landing cleaned up besides 1, looters(no armor no weapons) deployed, the most worthless one of the bunch opens a door, scares the sectoid commander who fires off his stun bomb launcher, the bomb bounces off the soldier's non-existant armor, hits the sectoid in the head knocking him out, then explodes stunning the soldier and ending the mission, he got promoted for that, and we caught a live sectoid commander.
21st Sep '13 10:41:02 AM StFan
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* When the aliens' kill-loss ratio is in their favor, it begins to affect your team's morale negatively, causing them to panic and suffer other morale failures. But as it turns out, the aliens are subjected to these rules too, and if you're winning, expect to see the message "Alien-name Job-name has Panicked/gone Berserk!"
-->''"Triscene Terrorist" (8-foot-tall dinosaur with plasma cannons on is shoulders) has panicked.''
* Setting off a bomb in a gas station during a terror mission leads to a [[MadeOfExplodium long chain of explosions]]. It can also be a great way to clear a bunch of aliens around said gas station. Just be careful of the huge smoke cloud it leaves.
** This troper once found a bunch of Sectoids fueling up their Cyberdisc. A few laser shots and it went BOOM. Then the pumps went BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM. Cue alien death shrieks in polyphonic stereo.
** Sometimes, aliens will try to throw grenades or fire stun bombs [[ArtificialStupidity at close range]], which often leads to them killing or stunning themselves, respectively.
** It's even worse than that. This troper saw an alien fire a stun bomb at an HWP (Basically [[TankGoodness a tank]]), which are immune to stun damage (and no, they didn't have the excuse of reaction fire as it happened during their turn).
* Two of the alien races have the ability to use [[MindRape psi attacks]] on your troops, making them have morale failures or taking control of their minds in doing so. Once you've researched the technology to allow your soldiers to do the same, have fun assaulting the weak-minded alien Mooks.
* Mind controlling an alien to attack his companions and watching as they subsequently go ''berserk'', unloading everything they have into someone no less than 4 feet away, is quite a sight.
* The Lobstermen in ''Terror from the Deep'' are nasty, but hearing their amusing death scream makes the effort of killing them worthwhile.

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