This week Ranneko’s Tuesday Tips finally left the realm of Heat Signature. I always wanted my tip series to cover multiple games, I actually have about a dozen or so scripts written for tips covering a few different games, but it also seems sensible to try to cover one game at a time and as always there is the drive to be topical and try to cover recent games. Hence this week, Ranneko’s Tuesday Tips moved Into the Breach and the initial response has been really positive.
I posted the video and a request for feedback on the Into the Breach subreddit and it gathered a couple of hundred views and I picked up about 6 subscribers in one day. More importantly I got valuable feedback in terms of the video editing, the introduction and the ending. I anticipate spending at least the next couple of months on Into the Breach but amd always happy to get tips for any game you have been playing.
The last week’s releases were:
Pillars of Ranternity
Act III starts with a surprising reveal from Aloth. I’ve never quite understood his anti-animancy stance given the whole awakened soul thing I has going on, but turns out he has been a part of the Leaden Key the whole time. Maybe it is just the extended period I have played the game over, but I do not recall any foreshadowing of this twist and it didn’t really land for me. I’m not quite sure what the writers were going for here.
Heat Signature Challenge Runs
The second of the Vengeance run challenges. Restricting myself to only Foundry gear felt very much like going back to the Grenades Only challenge. Any excuse to be able to use breach grenades again. I love them even though they ruin most attempts at being sneaky.
ShadowRan: Hong Kong
This week it is off to DeckCon for is0bel’s personal mission. It is a really cool little social engineering based run and possible to complete without any combat at all. It even features on of my favourite strange covert ops trope. Where the face has is coaching another character and has to navigate two social situations at the same time with the same set of responses. If you know the name for that trope, please tell me!
Hint to the Breach
Before you start a mission on an island, remember to check the potential rewards, the territories that mission would unlock, the objectives you will have to deal with and the map itself. All of that information is available to you before you launch the mission, using it will make you life a little easier.