Ranonauts – Stunning Results

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I continue to be pretty nervous about my rate of expansion, I simply have no idea if I am building up too quickly or too slowly and I get the sense that both could be fatal for a run since bases are a major expenditure but allow me to cover areas and secure further funding, plus of course I lose if 5 countries completely stop funding me.

The entire Xenonauts starting sequence feels very familiar, build our base, fight off the first few alien attacks, secure funding by building more bases (or Satellites in XCOM) in the meantime capture and interrogate aliens to find out more about them. I am not sure how much this is because both games share a common source of inspiration and how much is simply a natural progression. I wonder how closely the overall story lines will match, when will the alien base assault mission occur?

What bothered me most about the end of this mission was the way we executed the excess alien. For some reason we know, even before we have interrogated one, that we will learn all we will ever need to know from a single live specimen. Even the autopsies work this way, it strikes me as a very artificial decision, is there no iteration of our knowledge? Especially given the aliens appear to use cloning, surely we could see if they are making minor adjustments by continuing to examine the corpses rather than just destroying them out of hand.

Congratulations to:

  • Red Nightmare for knocking out our first Alien
  • Aulayan for unnecessarily carrying an unconscious alien for reasons I find embarrassing to explain
  • Caldazar for demonstrating the effectiveness of Jackal Armour

To date Ranonauts has:

  • defended the earth for 1 month and 16 days
  • lost 3 soldiers
  • killed 27 aliens in 5 ground battles
  • captured 2 aliens
  • shot down 4 alien craft
  • had one aircraft shot down
  • received $4,117,368 in funding

If you would like to become a soldier in the Ranonauts project please leave a comment or fill in your information here, the next set of new soldiers will arrive in episode nine.

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