After the announcement of my new specials that are coming up, I've come up with an idea that I'm sure some of you might like. I'm actually going to stream some of my gaming in the near future.
"What game are you gonna stream!?"
Well, as much as I'd like to show off my 21km multi-citidel hit skills in the Iowa, I am not going to be streaming World of Warships. Or, any game that has to compete for internet connection for that matter. No, what I will be streaming however, is XCOM 2.
"Hasn't that been out a while?"
Well, yeah, it has. But I recent discovered the Long War 2 Mod, and I'm gonna try it out... while embarrassing myself in front of you guys.
"How will this work?"
Well, for one, I'm going to be using custom squad members that are all named for people I know and trust. But, if you want to have your character in the roster (and likely part of the B-Team), you only need to either note me, or comment below with the following:
Characters Name (first and last)
Characters Nickname (Unless stated otherwise, I'll default to your screen name)
Specialization you'd like (range, close quarters, heavy weapons, medical, hacking, psionics, etc)
Eye, Hair, and skin color
Attitude (laid back, by the book, nervous, etc)
Armor and weapon colors (two tone for armor, single for weapon)
Armor and weapon camo patterns (I have a mod that adds real world camo patterns)
Weapon name (optional)
Accessories (head gear, mask, etc)
"Oh, cool, so I get to be part of a bad ass squad! Are there any rules?"
Yes. For one, don't request that your trooper be sent into combat. By default I'm going to send in my best people available for a mission. Now, if I end up with a hole in the squad (because of malingerers), I'll fill the gaps with people I feel need the experience. Don't worry, I'll try not to get you greenies slaughtered.
Also, during the streams themselves I'll be doing a running commentary on the mission itself while it's in progress. So save questions for when the squad gets on the Sky Ranger to head back. But once Firebrand inserts the troops, it's back to commentary.
"This sounds pretty cool, when will you start?"
I'll be starting towards the end of the week. Now, I won't be streaming from the beginning of the story to the end. You guys will be catching me right after all the 'tutorial' missions are dealt with (Operation Gate Crasher, the first rescue mission, first guerilla ops mission, and first retaliation strike). I don't know what difficulty I'll be playing on, but since XCOM is known for being unforgiving of mistakes even on easy (something LW2 takes up to 80 apparently), I don't think it'll matter that much.
"What will you be streaming on?"
I haven't decided yet. I might just default to my Picardo channel, but I may also set up Twitch. Either way, you guys will get the links when the time comes.
So... Who's looking forward to me kicking the teeth in on the ADVENT, and kicking those alien bastards off our planet?
Leave your comments below. And... I'll see you guys on the field.