Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

  • Mood:

The Mission (part 1)

As BoggyB waited for the helicopter to land, he knew this was going to be a tough one. Invading an enemy base was never easy, especially with this particular adversary. Known and feared throught the Tournament, Xan had taken particular lengths to stop any invaders. For once, the truth could be worse than the rumors.

The mission had seemed simple on paper: run past the usually inaccurate plasma cannons, blast the chains holding the door, make your way in (dealing with anyone in the way), open the door to the back room and give the giant blue crystal thing a good blatting. For bonus marks, you could open the front door to make things easier for your teammates. Easy, right?

The time to deliberate was over - the helicopter had landed, and it was time to arm up and invade the base. Run out the 'copter, grab a bit of ammo lying around, dodge the plasma cannons (stand still, let it start firing, then run before it can properly track you), take out the snipers with the shock rifle, switch to the rocket launcher, push the button, and...



Xan and his cronies had been very busy - they had dropped some fake ammo that jammed the weapon when used. A very sneaky tactic, as in the Unreal Tournament ammunition is possibly the most important thing, after having something to fire it with. Still, the shock rifle is just as effective when used in combo mode. Blast the first chain, fire at the second one, watch the door open, and see one of Xan's grunts holding a Redeemer. Mistake number two.

Once BoggyB respawned at the helicopter he thought over what had just happened. Xan had firstly placed dummy ammo around, so ignore any ammo unless you know where it came from. Secondly, he had extra guards with non-standard weapons for this scenario. He must have planned for anyone playing by the usual rules. Time to start changing them....

  • File transfer fail!

    I had some files (the photos in the previous post) that I wanted to transfer from my phone to my PC. One would have thought that in 2018 this would…

  • This is very important, so I want to say it as clearly as I can

    Some comments several people have made recently (on- and off-line) about online footprints have got me thinking. And I have thought about it, and…

  • (no subject)

    This is pretty much how this afternoon went for me, except I only walked about 9 miles: Bored with the Internet, xkcd #77

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.