Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Completed Lets Play the latest Jagged Alliance 2 1.13

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Cassidy, Nov 29, 2011.

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LP it with HAM 5.0 Alpha at the risk of game-crashing bugs?

  1. Yes, better enemy AI and tougher to-hit chance spread patterns, come on!

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  2. Wait until HAM 5.0 is fully released to start this LP

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  3. No, I want a finished JA2 LP and I want it now.

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  4. kingpincomrade

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  1. SoupNazi Prophet Patron

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    Fucking :decline: - you might as well play on easy. :x
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  2. Black Arcane

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    Just wait until, if, I get CAWS and I'll show Ulminati how it's done :smug:
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  3. Ulminati SRB connoisseur Patron

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  4. GarfunkeL Racism Expert

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    That's a really shitty thing if they broke the sector AI like that. It used to be that a single patrol of 3-5 guys game to check on you.
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  5. Black Arcane

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    Where are my casualties.
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  6. snoek Liturgist

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    Enjoying this LP, keep it up!
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  7. The_scorpion Liturgist

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    was there really a version where enemy_investigates_sector worked sensibly? I remember it was exactly like in this LP when it was first implemented. That would imply that they changed it at some point but then reverted back to this rather nonsensical behaviour? :/

    I admit i played much fewer different versions than those guys who always update their revisions, but enemy investigates sector to me has always been a lame and tedious way to empy adjacent sectors from enemies. But then again, i had that switched off most of the time so i couldn't really tell if it ever changed :?
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  8. Black Arcane

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    Op is stalling til the new version of the mod is out.
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  9. Cassidy Arcane

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    Not really.

    Next update will feature that thing you're most waiting for. It's sort of obvious what this update is about.
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    This is all like that thing Calvin was talking about

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    Do I need to show how this battle ended?

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    Time to put an end to such a Sweatshop. But first they decided to have some drinks.

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    Herve? Hey! It's so obvious now!

    :M

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    This place is inhuman. Femshep wanted to just collar grab the manager but Azira diplomacy went first.

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    And it worked better than EXTREME methods.

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    While they taught the art of war to the recently liberated parts of the town, news came of a very tough battle in Chitzena. Soon they'll have to return there to train more militia as they numbers now have truly dwindled.

    And when the time was right:

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    Surprise will be their only advantage. The enemies will most likely be packing some really powerful weaponry, thus maximum caution is advised.

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    It doesn't take long for the battle to begin.

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    Bee, Ulminati, Femshep and Azira become the primary killers, Black and Orgasm are given the noble duty of watching their flanks.

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    Several of them advance blindly towards the team, and EXTREME Femshep puts them down with a grenade.

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    With an ACOG 4x, Femshep is having a field day too.

    Then, although Orgasm was covering their right flank, a crazed machinegunner lays suppressive fire towards what he assumed to be the position of their attackers before she could spot him.

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    This blind firing nevertheless provoked a deadly result. Azira unluckily was slaughtered. A very important element in the team, the first casualty. A man whom all of them owe their lives. A man who shall never be forgotten.

    RIP Azira

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    Into the killing zone
    Prepared to die
    Fearful technology
    Faceless mercenary
    Merchant of war
    With no conscience
    Darkness all you see
    Dying hard your believe

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    Purchased soul
    To the highest price
    No thoughts of anguish
    Cheapness of life
    Freelance veteran
    Ask no forgiveness
    No tears, no regrets
    Mission completed

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    No innocence, the world bleeds, now march onward.

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    Everything is going quite well for the effort of liberating Arulco, in spite of a recent casualty.

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    Once more unto the breach, a RaginAZN comes as a "replacement" for Azira. While he is still to arrive, Ira will be the sixth member of the squad.

    Funny but this build is like a superior version of Fox.

    And then, a bad omen:

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    Calvin Barkmore. Familiar, no?

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    Man, titanium bones are cheating! No surprise you broke all records!

    :M

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    If this was Fallout I'd type ITZ in the "Tell me about" of this NPC.

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    commie Black gives his opinion about Cleve Blakemore Calvin Barkmore.

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    :roll:

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    And after this, they decide to leave the grumbling madman to his own. At least they didn't hear anything about eating baby meat in cutted underwear, machete rape gangs and ULTIMATE DOOM EXPANSION SET FOR KWANZANIA.

    Nevertherless, they had a shivering feeling after meeting this guy. A feeling that something really bad would soon happen.

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    Thus, they wouldn't take any chances, and began to raise an army to defend Drassen.

    ITZ COMING !
    Desmodus Rotundus and Majestic47 Brofist this.
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  10. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

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    Wow, I never knew one could argue with Doreen and even make her shutting that thing down. You never know...

    Also, Mr. Blakemore is always hilarious - a bit bad though that you get that guy right in the first "serious" town you conquer. :smug:
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  11. PorkaMorka Arcane

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    When you created a 7th IMP to replace the dead IMP, did the replacement IMP get double starting equipment?
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  12. Cassidy Arcane

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    As far as I can remember, no.

    Starting equipment is crap compared to what they got from killed soldiers, anyway.

    Also, since the latest update, the Enemy check adjacent sector after it was attacked option was disabled because it was too lamely implemented.
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  13. Majestic47 Learned

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    ....Chances of surviving this shit is slim. I personally say fuck it and backed off till I gain access to grenade launchers or mortars to clear the hordes of red shirts.
    Good Luck Commander, you're going to need it.

    Spam grenades if you can, though. This is why drop all is an equalizer or sort. Pop a mole or not, there's plenty of frags for bodies.
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  14. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Well, at least I did some gasmask diplomacy before Orgasm let me get killed..
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  15. Crooked Bee Nyadmin Patron

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    Codex 2014 MCA Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    RIP Azira. :salute:
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  16. Majestic47 Learned

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    "Well, at least I did some gasmask diplomacy before Orgasm let me get killed.."

    When you take this out of context and put it on your sig, it makes quite an interesting mental image.
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  17. Cassidy Arcane

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    I'm already getting away cheaply from relying only on volunteer local guerrillas and IMP mercs. Therefore I'll take Drassen no matter the cost. As it is said, and spoiling obviously something obvious about the coming update:

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
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  18. Cassidy Arcane

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    The Drassen Massacre

    Powder Burns

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    Two Manurhin revolvers are bought for RaginAZN. Although not as fast, they support 2x scopes and because in John Who case they will be more than just sidearms, this is useful and from the available pistols they are the fastest firing ones that support a scope.

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    To answer that doubt: yes, inventory was weirdly duplicated. No big deal.

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    Ira gets the priest to support Miguel's revolutionary efforts by sending aid to Omerta.

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    Suddenly, while they continued training militias, several mass formations of enemy troops were sported slowly gathering around the mine of Drassen. ITZ COMIN'. No more time left. The team begins to regroup to defend the mines.

    Taking some the best defensive positions, they know this will be the hardest battle they ever fought, for the legions of Deirdranna forces are numbered in almost a hundred, those militias can't be counted upon to operate successfully and they are only six.

    Kodex Kool Krew finest hour has begun.

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    Orgasm is the first to thin the massive numbers of enemy forces.

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    Bee is sniping more of them. Unfortunately their legions span all around their position and outnumber the mercenaries at nearly 15:1

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    Casualties are mounting up quickly among the tactically ignorant militia.

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    Orgasm ends in a tight situation, but she knew the risks. Both her and Black are the most endangered of the team, the ones who took the choice of putting themselves closer to harm's way.

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    Black is not a sniper, and a shotgun isn't supposed to be that accurate, but his skills are starting to match those of Ulminati and Bee.

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    Ira's first battle proves she is capable in spite of not being as good as the others in the team.

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    All sides are covered, but with their numbers, the enemies can easily overwhelm the brave mercenaries if they try hard enough.

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    In fact, one of them nearly gets at point-blank range to Black while their numbers only grow to something completely beyond what the mercenaries could handle. The gravity of the situation worsens, but:

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    Injected
    Straight to the core
    C.N. system bypassed
    Ready for war
    Targets now hostile
    Pushed to the edge
    These colours have borne - No retreat
    Honour the pledge

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    From a window that exposed her flank, Orgasm's death becomes an omen of how dire their situation has become. She has served the cause greatly, and shall never be forgotten.

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    Black, in the meanwhile, proves how tough or perhaps lucky he is. Although multiple foes are close to him, they fail over and over at their attempts to put him down, and he withstand such situation that would lead many weaker to panic with utmost courage and die hard determination.

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    Countless enemy bodies are left. They will drown in their own blood. For every Kodexer killed ten of them shall perish!

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    Bee's performance becomes legendary during this battle, while the situation continues to worsen as the legions gather.

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    Ira is covering their west point quite well for a rookie.

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    Then, an opportunistic sniper manages to outdo Bee, causing another terrible loss for the team. The situation is now becoming almost unmanageable, but no retreat shall happen while so many enemies lie from all directions. Even if they have to retreat, they will have to clear their way to safety first.

    As for Bee, we shall never forget one of the greatest snipers to ever grace this operation.

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    There is nowhere to hide! Even prone on the middle of rooftops they are vulnerable. Only Ira is still unscathed in this growingly desperate struggle.

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    The legions may end victorious in this battle, but they will pay a very high price with their blood.

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    TRAGEDY! Femshep EXTREME has abandoned her when most needed! The situation couldn't be worse, but they don't simply lay down their heads and give up! They are greater than that! Even in his exposed position, the most exposed one from the entire team, Black continues to bravely engage enemy forces.

    Femshep:

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    The battle rages on. The militia are failing epically and dying much faster than the mercenaries, and the enemy forces seem to never end no matter how many casualties they suffer.

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    Men of limitless courage are never intimidated. Their bravery shall perhaps one day be sung by the folklore of the people of Arulco.

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    The enemy, on the other hand, has lost nearly half of their invading force already, but they are too numberful for the survivors, resigned to fight to the death.

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    Then another opportunistic sniper managed to pin down Ira while she was prone on the rooftop. Her life was forfeit, for Ulminati couldn't risk to climb up there to provide first aid.

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    Ira fought for freedom and dignity for a foreign and oppressed people, being alone the true example of a freedom fighter, the same thing theKwa government propaganda bullshit claims their entire army are while slaughtering outnumbered and technologically inferior raghead armies to steal their oil and set up a more submissive dictatorship.

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    With only Black and Ulminati left, they choose to go to that windowless bar to make their last stand.

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    Try to run - You cannot hide
    Thoughts that cannot be denied
    Pain that never goes away
    ...The powder burns

    However, only Black made it through. While the last militias were being slaughtered by better trained and equipped forces, Black was applying first aid on himself.

    Ulminati, the greatest sniper. A great fighter who couldn't withstand such numberful enemy forces. Never forget.

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    Onward
    No compromise
    Proceeding ritual
    Fear denied
    Hopped up on dreamdust
    Burns in the brain
    Psychological technique
    Invincible - No pain

    And thus, hearing the waning gunfight sounds as one side was clearly about to win the battle, Black awaited a few seconds for a foe that never came, and then, in a moment of wisdom, he realized it was better to live to fight another day, and although extremely risky, he moved onward to reach the safety of the sector of Drassen to his north.

    Taking an energy boost, he managed to run fast enough to avoid getting shot.

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    Black thus ended as the only survivor of the Kodex Kool Krew after the Massacre of Drassen. Leaving behind 55 enemy soldiers, he wasted no time as the remaining militiamen met him, and began to, in what seemed now a futile effort, train more militia, on his own.

    Although at the beginning of the battle he was deemed the one most likely to die first, ironically he became the only one to live through it. And he will not turn his back on Drassen.

    Let us never forget our martyrs:

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    Bee, second highest kill count before her demise in the battle of Drassen.

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    Femshep, who provoked a disproportionate amount of casualties during the battle of Drassen, but failed to make it through.

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    Orgasm's courage and initiative of positioning herself in harm's way to kill as many enemies as she could won't be ignored due to her relatively small kill count compared to the snipers.

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    Ira's first serious and last battle will most likely mean that, hopefully, in the future, a hospital or school shall be named in honor of her ultimate sacrifice for the cause of freedom.

    The battle was lost, but the war wasn't over yet. Thanks to reserve funds, once more unto the breach, my friends!

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    SoupNazi brings a set of exotic skills as one of the new recruits. Whether or not his martial artist abilities will be either useless or downright suicidal if tried is yet to be seen.

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    Elizavieta "Flayer" Bathory is not the kind of woman you should invite for a private meeting. A master of swordplay, she has learned the art of hunting... human beings.

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    Rebecca Boreale, daughter of Indrick Boreale, has inherited his father courage and charisma to lead SPEESH MAHREEHNS IN METAL BAWKSES. Unfortunately her father couldn't come(3 male, 3 female/tranny only) thus she went in as a replacement. On her free time she has a hobby of composing and singing some really shitty songs made even shittier by her speech impediment.

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    And finally, Femshep's spiritual successor is less specialized in only machineguns, thinks mechanics is for nerds and isn't as good with explosives, but compensates with athletic mastery of collar-grabbing and a great skill with EXTREME big guns.

    Together with Black and RaginAZN, they shall soon finish what the brave Kodex Kool Krew started in Drassen, in memory of all who gave their lives for the cause.

    And this time, they shall succeed.

    May those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freeing Arulco never be forgotten.

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    The recruitment pool already ran out dry, so new characters are more than welcome.
    PorkaMorka Brofists this.
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  19. SoupNazi Prophet Patron

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    inb4 SoupNazi dies the first attempt at beating up an enemy. In any case; CARRY ON! Massive :incline: in this update.
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  20. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

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    Very good update, enjoyed reading! To be honest, I expected much less casualties on the enemy side, good job taking out 55 of these fuckers with such a small team. :salute:
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  21. Ashery Arbiter

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    Since you're clearly going to need more replacements :smug:

    Name/Nick: Ashery
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    Disability: Claustrophobic
    Major: Auto weapons
    Minors: Stealthy, Scouting
    Stats: 0 Leadership, 35 Mech/Med/Exp, 75 Str, max the rest.

    Binoculars during the day, quiet forward spotter during the night, ideally with a silenced SMG should I need to fire at all during a night mission. Hell, drop auto-weapons altogether and give'em night ops if you want to go all out spotter.
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  22. Majestic47 Learned

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    Jam L Saxon
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    Weakness Claustrophic (Mothafucking planes and snakes)
    Skill Picks: Auto & Throwing
    Stats: Just make sure he has high Marksman, Str, Agi and Dex. 35 medic to self bandage perhaps.

    Grenade thrower and action hero.
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  23. Ashery Arbiter

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    Oddly enough, throwing only affects throwing knives. The demolition minor skill appears to be the only thing that affects grenades. Heavy weapons bumps up grenade launchers and the overall damage of heavy weapons, but the only mention of grenades is when attacking tanks.
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  24. Majestic47 Learned

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    wtf? u sure about that? I thought they were supposed to increase throwing distance?
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