>aliens come to earth
>they want to help us and make things better for us
>probably cured AIDS, Cancer, and Obesity
>"durr lets kill them all!!!!!"
Why is this allowed?
And on top of that, they provide free snekfus.
>Welcome back, commander.
What did he mean by this?
BRADFORD IS OUR PROPHET
You see anon, we humans are too proud to accept any aid of that sort. We claim that we want to see or make contact with aliens, yet deep down we are afraid and want to destroy them, as we are too prideful to even begin to imagine a life where we are not the dominant species, since we have remained as such for so long.
Tumblr maintains the position that obesity is not only uncurable, but natural and healthy.
We've already cured obesity and have had the cure for thousands of years. It's called put down the fork.
Educate me /v/.
Is the premise of X-COM 2 that the aliens won and now you're some sort of underground group trying to liberate the planet from ayyylmaos?
How do you get funding if that's the case? Do you go on missions where you raid Alien facilities and steal their tech instead of having an RnD department and that's how you get new shit?
>Is the premise of X-COM 2 that the aliens won and now you're some sort of underground group trying to liberate the planet from ayyylmaos?
>How do you get funding if that's the case?
You steal everything from the ayys
>Do you go on missions where you raid Alien facilities and steal their tech instead of having an RnD department and that's how you get new shit?
You still have an RnD department but you're still stealing all of their shit like in the other games.
>You steal everything from the ayys
This, and you also
capture and possibly ransom enemy VIPs on the black market
DEATH TO ALIENS
DEATH TO SNEK WAIFUS
The Aliens can probably cure those, and possess quite advanced medicine, but what about psionic abilities? the ultimate gift of their makers, don't you want that?.The ethereals exist to uplift other species, That's our mission.
I thought they were the ones who became Advent
>I wonder if eggsalt will return in some form or another
implications are implied
>anything like the furshit snakes we're getting in xcom
Anyone disappointed by the Advent troops?
I thought they would be regular humans recruited by the ayylmao but it looks like they are some kind of alien/human hybrid.
Would have been nice if their faces, gender and race were randomized just like XCOM but instead we get more faceless mooks.
Because the aliens feed on negative energy. They pretend to be our friends, yet they abduct millions of people each year, mutilating them and bathing in their organs in vats on their ships and underground bases. They are willing to help humans, for a price. By accepting their transumanist agenda, you forfeit the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ.
So yeah, fuck them.
I think one of the designers actually had to give an explicit answer that XCOM weren't terrorists, rather freedom fighters toppling a regime, and so won't do anything too ISISlike.
I'm waiting on the mod that lets you go full insurgent though
Their gender is randomized, and it's implied they're being mind controlled and/or modified after they enlist.
Besides, even if they weren't,
XCOM are terrorists
I just dislike that it doesn't look like there's a medic class for them yet
>Believing the Mainstream Media Propaganda about extraterrestrial immigrants
We knew pretty early that they were weird gene-modded humans. In one of the early demos, the reporter noticed that the advent troopers bled yellow blood and jake solomon got tongue-tied
I had a vague idea what was coming, but I didn't know how to execute it properly. It was super cool. I sent three to activate the ship beacon and the other ones provided cover/ran.
The three on the ship had to take turns making a blue move and firing/reloading while the odd man out got to gold move I think.
everyone lived and I got the last person to the evac literally right before the bombs came.Shit was like a movie.
>I thought they would be regular humans recruited by the ayylmao but it looks like they are some kind of alien/human hybrid.
Because this game is based on reality, not your fantasy. The biggest supporters of the aliens will be grey/human hybrids.
I got what you meant, I just wanted to be a smartass. Shame we won't get to make public examples of any aliens though (or choose not to, whatever). I think it would add a layer of branching gameplay paths, like if there were different groups that gave you more shit/looked down on you for doing it
Maybe we'll get to shit on this guy, whatever he is.
>I'D RATHER DIE ON MY FEET AND LET OTHERS DIE FROM STARVATION AND DISEASES
>ALL COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE UNDER ADVENT RULE
People like this need to be watched by the Advent Bureau of Investigation.
>EU hinted at some sort of potential "loss of humanity" risk vs reward game style where you balanced increasing power with alien shit with losing your humanity
>Shen kept talking about how risky it was integrating alien tech as close as you were
>EW seemed even more likely, with it's fucking title indicating some sort of internal threat, plus mech and genemodded troopers
>Nothing ever happened
I don't know how possible it would be to mod, but some sort of "morality" system where if you mod Soldiers too heavily with alien stuff you'd run risk of conversion or other downsides would be cool. Also could add auxiliary bonuses for staying relatively "pure".
The best comparison I can think of is DoW2:Chaos Rising's campaign corruption mechanic
>Tfw punched a Thin Man off a roof with my MEC
>His lifeless body landed on a truck and caused it to explode
YOU DESERVED EVERY MINUTE OF THAT FOR RAPING ME COUNTLESS TIMES
This. Maybe it's in the full game, (I doubt it,) but this is my main and really only non-nitpick issue with the game so far. It really should feel like it will take a lot of effort to convince humanity that you're right, like the Advent shill OP said, on the surface, things have gotten a lot better for the average person, and there's been 20 years of illuminati/muh J00s-tier propaganda against you.
It should be morally grey to an extent, you're trying to liberate what looks like a peaceful planet.
You forget that the aliens killed a ton of people on the initial invasion, and also they're harvesting people for spooky science shit. It's not like the human population is out of control
shoulda gone the hl2 route
the lowest tier of alien mooks is just regular humans that switched sides for a nightstick and better food rations
then put the varying degrees of hybrids above them
would have definitely been more interesting killing actual humans who were just a little selfish or maybe even thought they were doing the right thing by trying to keep order, than just killing mind controlled/brainwashed mask wearing soldiers
they'll probably pull something like
>YES COMMENCE OPERATION KILL ALL HUMANS
>SIR YOUR MIC IS ON
and then everyone will rise up. whatever, who's playing this for the story?
No it isn't.
The goal of a terrorist is to create terror for political goals.
A freedom fighter is someone who may use terrorism or may not use terrorism, but whose goals are freedom for a political group.
They're very similar terms, but your side has nothing to do with it.
It's your objective and how you accomplish it.
>These pieces of shit will be the first ones to submit to the alien overlords.
I'm really loving the squad development and the general combat so far, but there have been some things that completely bug me out.
No Michael Mccann. Central command doesn't have facial animations anymore, it's all static vid. No Vahlen, as much as I hated that bitch, I'll miss her. Sleep tight, Shen. If XCOM lost base defense, what the fuck happened to EXALT? Shouldn't Bradford be dead?
I knew what to expect in that mission, so I went in with 2 MECs and a sacrificial redshirt. Lost the redshirt, nearly lost a MEC.
How surprised will you guys be if she's NOT working Advent either as a researcher or double agent?
Also, what's to stop someone from just recreating Shen or other characters and sending them to the character pool? What keeps someone from sending a character named "BRADFORD DIES" or other potental spoilers?
I worry that the character pool can be abused by shits.
I'm super fucking hyped to go full FUCK AYYS, it's always been fun to dick around and pretend xcom is like how it gets portrayed on /v/ and in the rulebook thing but this time around we really are just looting and pillaging. It's gonna be a good fucking time.
Also what the fuck how is the council back, they're shown in a loss to be mindcontrolled, and it's not like they hav eany sort of tonal difference in the end screen, they're very explicitly controlled, considering the invasion is literally a test of human psionic power and potential.
I'm not 100% but I think exalt is dead, considering X2 is based upon a failed base assault, you can definitely have fragged them before that, also there's an exalt bandana available, so they definitely existed.
I got a bit confused when the NEVERENDING WHALE SPAWNS started and shit went a lot worse than it should have. That said, I only lost one lad that was defending the other lad running to activate the transponder. Then through some miracle I managed to get him out even though he was that deep.
Fucking tense for awhile though.
If the EXALT bandana is anything to go by, I'd guess the canon reason is their members joined resistance groups (including XCOM) out of necessity. The bios for soldier recruits include ex-cons, so XCOM's not likely to be too picky.
Enemy Within isn't a part of X2's timeline. Which means the point when it's supposed to start (Base Defense), is when XCOM was defeated. EXALT are out there, somewhere.
Probably bouncing on that Muton dick. Hopefully.
I mean, I like that, and exalt certainly didn't get to their late tech gene shenanigans but if their soldiers are still about then they should get soem sort of gene mod bonus, are there even gene mods taht we know of? There's exo suits and psi and shens last gift is most definitley mechs of some sort. The only thing i really realy enjoyed from EW was gene mods, mechs are fun and the little differences are cool, but gene mods were the shit.
Yeah. Devs released an incomplete build to a few streamers, I think it was last month. Not to mention they themselves have been opening up to some deep stuff on their Youtube channel.
Doesn't really bother me seeming as they're most likely going to have 3 acts much like EU.