Ranonauts – Flyers In the Air

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I had to redo this fight a number of times due to a combination of recording problems and just plain technical problems. It turns out Xenonauts’ UI becomes completely unresponsive if you receive reaction fire on a teleporter. This is a mixed blessing because this means we lost my initial reaction to the new things in this episode and this episode did have a number of new things. We had our first encounter with the upper tiers of Androns, even tougher and more accurate than before rendering my continued lack of laser and plasma weaponry even more painful. We also have our new flying shock troopers to deal with, the Harridans which allow aliens forces to make even more effective use of their normal troops as spotters for the rest. Heck the entire fight lead up to our first Landing ship, the first time we have ever had to deal with an alien vessel with more than one floor. Those things seem to be a pretty rough nut to crack.

Finally we also have the surprising upgrade of our scout car. It appears to have benefited from our armour research which I am sure will greatly aid its longevity. It seems that in Xenonauts vehicles always benefit from research having been done, you never have to build individual vehicle weapons or upgrades, though I guess there must be limits to this because I doubt the scout car will be as tough as the tank.

On the lighter side of having to replay the same fight several times over I can confidently say that this could have been a lot worse. The very first run had an Andron walk around the corner and straight up execute RebelliousUno and Kate, which would have been pretty devastating for Team Soviet Europe going forward.

The Ranonauts Project would like to offer it’s congratulations to:

  • Private Renaut for 2 kills on his first mission
  • RebelliousUno for taking down both Harridans
  • ElectroGrenades for their great service against the robomenace

The Ranonauts would like to offer its condolences to the families of the following officers:

  • Sophie Thomas

To date Ranonauts has:

  • defended the earth for 3 months and 19 days
  • lost 40 soldiers
  • killed 230 aliens in 26 ground battles
  • captured 35 aliens
  • shot down 28 alien spacecraft
  • had 1 aircraft shot down
  • received $8,092,621 in funding

Ranonauts is in desperate need for new recruits after recent… incidents, if you or a friend would like to become a soldier in this Xenonauts Let’s Play please leave a comment or fill in your information here, the next set of new soldiers will arrive in episode twenty-nine.

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