Ranonauts 46 – Sophie’s Choice

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I really hate it when the aliens decide it is time to head for the ocean, they continue to pink away at my approval scores but if I shoot them down I get nothing. It is like they know that they are flying cash and experience machines and want to deny me my small pleasures. At least now we have Fusion weaponry, the last of the instant upgrade technologies rendering our grenades, rockets and missiles all the best they can be, they appear to be roughly twice as effective as the previous tier meaning that a carrier is an easy fight for just two fresh marauders. Once South Africa is online I really doubt we have much to worry about from the alien lines.

It also seems kind of ironic that last time I was complaining that my shoot through the floor tactic was becoming ineffective because here it continued to show value, but unfortunately the two positions I most needed to shoot were the ones inaccessible using this strategy. Instead I managed to put myself in a position where I had to decide which soldier I could most lose. Maria or Uno, and given Uno was a community volunteer the choice was pretty easy. It is kind of frustrating though to realise rewatching the video just how many ways I could have avoided this problem. I didn’t need to rush in, I could have continued to fire from a distance, I could have used grenades, maybe I will learn something from this encounter.

The Ranonauts Project would like to congratulate:

  • RebelliousUno for being chosen to live

The Ranonauts Project would like to extend its condolenses t the friends and family of

  • Maria Lazlos, she shouldn’t have been there.

To date Ranonauts has:

  • defended the earth for 7 months and 26 days
  • lost 53 soldiers
  • killed 540 aliens in 55 ground battles
  • captured 51 aliens
  • shot down 146 alien spacecraft
  • had 5 aircraft shot down
  • received $18,388,833 in funding

Ranneko is on holidays right now and is trying to catch up on posts where possible, these are likely to keep appearing and semi-random times.

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