Ranonauts – Wraith Base Wrath

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Ugh this base mission took so long to complete. Technical problems are always frustrating but it turns out that the AI in Xenonauts can under some circumstances attempt to divide by zero and just stop. The screen is still responsive but the alien turn never ends and you are stuck finding an earlier save. Oh and of course Xenonauts does not autosave at the start of each turn, so the last autosave was back at the start of the mission.

After this mission I looked up the quicksave key so we can avoid similar frustration in the future. On the downside my threshold for loading a save when things go wrong has just been lowered further because I know I don’t have to replay quite as much.

This base was also my introduction to the Wraith. I do not like them, they are tough, surprisingly hard to hit and can teleport at will. Any mission involving them in the future will have to rely very heavily on paranoia. You can expect a lot of soldiers spinning around and trying to check everywhere around the group because those bastards always seem to know exactly where my soldier’s blindspots are. There is nothing more frustrating than having one of your soldiers shot from the one space in a room no one was watching.

The Ranonauts would like to congratulate the following:

  • Narmio for the first live capture of an alien command unit
  • The entire Soviet Europe team for surviving
  • Maria Lazos for an impressive 6 kills on a single mission

To date Ranonauts has:

  • defended the earth for 4 months and 19 days
  • lost 43 soldiers
  • killed 294 aliens in 34 ground battles
  • captured 45 aliens
  • shot down 41 alien spacecraft
  • had 3 aircraft shot down
  • received $10,069,567 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 the distant future.

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