XCOM 2: Hollowworld Edition

Magiik

Lord of Altera
#1
So some new XCOM 2 DLC came out and, rather than studying for upcoming quizzes, I went through the entire thing in an attempt to get all of the new unlockable cosmetic gear. While the treasure wasn't worth it, the journey definitely was, and it's encouraged me to play through the game again.

Now, for those that don't know, XCOM is a series of turn-based strategy games where you command groups of customizable soldiers against an invading alien army. It's actually pretty fun and the playthroughs tend to feel very different each time, but the main draw for me is that "customizable soldier" bit. Long story short, I started making my own characters and then quickly moved on from there. Examples below:

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Ater

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Sadbh

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Raalvara

Now, while on that train of thought, I figured this could be something fun to do with you lot. You guys give me characters to make, I show you what they look like. I'll occasionally give little updates about how they're leveling up or what kinds of missions they tend to go on, and then post about how they (probably) tragically died trying to kill a giant murderous war robot using only a flaming machete.

I'll go ahead and post pictures of the ones I have in the next few replies along with a brief description of the classes. If you're interested, feel free to reply or PM me with character names (no limit on number, but keep it to Hollowworld) and the class you think fits them best. Whether or not I end up successful, it could still be fun to see where this goes.
 

Magiik

Lord of Altera
#2
Normal Classes

Grenadiers
These guys are the heavy class. They carry massive cannons and grenade launchers, and are basically relied upon to tear down any enemy, building, or small piece of cover in their path. Grenadiers tend to focus either on dealing damage with their cannon, causing lots of explosions, or a mixture of the two.
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Rian

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Sadbh

Rangers
This is the one I have trouble with because they have swords, like 98% of the server population. They run around the map, slicing up enemies and using their shotguns or assault rifles on any that survive. They tend to focus on either sneaking around and scouting, or running around and killing.
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Raalvara

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Vashti
 
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Magiik

Lord of Altera
#3
Normal Classes (pt 2)

Sharpshooters
Snipers, basically. Either they snipe from the very edge of the map, or they run into the middle of everything with a pistol and go John Wick on everyone.
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Virnaak

Specialists
Support class. They use rifles and have a little drone that they can send to heal people, hack robotic enemies, and generally support allies and harry enemies. They can focus on either the healing or the hacking, or somewhere in between.
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Ater

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Gilligan
 
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Magiik

Lord of Altera
#4
Special Classes
Given the nature of some of these guys, I'm limiting the characters I'll make with them. You'll see why.

Psi Operatives
These guys use psionic energy to perform basically magic. They carry assault rifles, but that's not the important part. Gonna limit these guys to sparked characters, probably everyone but Eviscists.
I don't have any of them yet, as they tend to show up later in the game.

Reapers
These guys are the stealth class, even moreso than the Rangers. They're built around staying hidden, scouting, and surprise attacks. No limit on who'll be one, but you don't tend to get more than one in a campaign.
I don't have any of them yet.

Skirmishers
Enemy defectors. They use grappling hooks, stab things, and generally break everything. These guys will only be Earthspawn, and you'll see why when I post the picture of the one I have.
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Kam

Templars
Psionic swordsmen. They put their mind magic power into swords that they use as a primary weapon. They've also got a few more psionic attacks. These guys are just going to be Eviscists.
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Jaden



And that's it. Post away.
 
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