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KickStarter ATOM RPG - Wasteland Soviet style! - now with Dead City update

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Atomboy, Oct 1, 2016.

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Will you back?

Poll closed Nov 28, 2017.
  1. I will consider it!

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  2. No! I would never!..

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  3. kingcomrade

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  1. Black Angel Arcane

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    Judging from all the reactions, I'd say this game at release is much more polished than Kingmaker and *Black Angel took a loooooong sigh* Insomnia :negative:
     
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  2. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    Dead State Divinity: Original Sin
    DO NOT SPEAK OF THAT NAME EVER AGAIN.

    Are we at Part 5? Yes, I think we are.
    This is when the normal adventure turns abnormal...
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    The last of the wolves fell, another job done. With this, the three mercs will now agree to meet in Krasno for a mission briefing. A third piece of a broken shield was also found inside.
    If the journal of the historian is to be believed, the last piece should be in the possession of a bandit lord in the east.

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    The guard outside the fort beckoned Twinkie to come closer to speak, but he ain't no sucker.

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    The three companions side steps to the right of the gate and shot the guard down quickly.

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    Alarmed, the fools rushed out one by one and fell to a volley from three rifles. Such is the limit of their imagination.
    And the last piece of the shield is ours, as well as the leader's metal armor. Perfect reward for Twinkie!

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    A captive was also rescued from slavery. Twinkie debated whether to bring a slave along, but decided to do the right thing: check her for valuables first before dumping her at Krasno.
    The group ran across slavers along the way.

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    But Twinkie's art of diplomacy was sufficient in convincing that they too are fellow slavers and are on their way to selling their slave in Krasno.

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    Eventually the journey comes to an end.

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    She is not the only person he made happy that day. A certain person of Jewish ancestry was also pleased to hear the book burners were slain to the last man. He offered a token sum, but Twinkie refused, asking instead for a great piece of literature to accompany his travels. The Jew obliged and hands over an ancient-looking tome.

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    A stone circle? Twinkie was sure he saw one at Otradnoye. Feasting on amanita. That must be the mushrooms growing around the village. This is too much to be a coincidence!
    The party arrived at Otradnoye at night, and despite his companions objections, Twinkie shoved a piece of the fungi into his mouth and tried not to chew too long. It tastes...strange.

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    The world slowed down, Fidel's mouth moved, but no voice came out. If Twinkie can read lips he's probably saying 'Fallout 76 sucks' but it could be something else. Like spit the mushroom out, or something like that. Well, whatever, Twinkie flipped open the book and his tongue did the rest...

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    Words cannot do justice for what happens next.

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    The Village of Otradnoye would hear multiple gunshots outside the walls that night and inhuman schreechings.

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    And soon the creature stopped moving.
    'Guys! What was that?!' Twinkie wanted to ask. Fidel and Hex tried to mouth a proper response, but the words came out wrong.

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    Nothing made sense anymore.

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    But I do know one thing: Mushroom increases Dexterity by 1.

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    Legend has it RK47 picks every mushroom he sees from then on...
     
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  3. Black Angel Arcane

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  4. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    That's true but there seems to be ongoing balancing. That along with my gaming-new-years-resolution to play games only when they are fully patched/expanded and go through my backlog... gives me time
     
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  5. TwinkieGorilla does a good job. Patron

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    Yeah. I'm super worried about my credibility with dorks that joined the codex in 2018. Just real concerned overall about my credibility on the internet. What will I ever do. The horror.
     
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  6. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    End of the Line - The Final Chapter
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    The mushroom took Twinkie towards Bunker 317, where treasure awaits.

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    The three ex-military still stood outside the Bunker, too afraid to enter it.
    There's no hesitation on Twinkie's part, stuffing a mushroom and two sweet rolls into his mouth, he raised the SKS rifle's sights and zeroed in on the rifleman.

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    He squeezed the trigger twice in quick succession. Both round struck true.

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    The man's head exploded. The rest is history.

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    The sugar-high ATOM operative instructed his men to pick the corpses clean and make their way into the bunker.

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    A short plundering session on the first level and they're forced to leave, their packs filled to the brim with all manners of loot: old circuitry, canned food, and some loose ammunition.
    Exhausting the traders' wallets in Otradnoye, the party moved onward towards Krasno and met up with the mercenary strike team.

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    Arriving at the objective, Pronin, the most aggressive of the three advised a straight assault, but was veto-ed by the rest of the squad. They'll wait for Twinkie's signal instead.

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    There's no need to hold back, Twinkie fed his men a single piece of mushroom and a bite of sweet roll. He himself ate two rolls, a bite of shroom and two whole onions.

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    The fate of Otradnoye lies within their hands.

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    The beautiful Sniper Ludmiya opened fire with her Scoped SKS, taking down the weaker men in quick successios.

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    Pronin wants to play hero and goes lone wolf. While Smirnov wisely supports Ludmiya, but foolishly stood in the crossfire between Twinkie, Fidel and Hexagon. It was a miracle he did not die. He did suffer serious wounds and jammed a stim to stop the bleeding. But Pronin was not so lucky, the reckless fool was outmatched. He dies after taking another round from a hunting rifle.

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    That was the only casualty for the day on their team.

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    Sniper Ludmiya looks at her fallen companions and tried to say something, but Twinkie's drugged eyes took her aback. No one said a word. Too much crazy in the air. Not one of the three spoke anything coherent ever since combat started. Twinkie giggled a bit and dug thru Pronin's possessions, giving the corpse no respect.

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    The mushroom effect fades, Twinkie took stock of the surrounding and realize it's over. 'Pronin? Guys? Ludmila? Smirnov? What happened?'

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    Strange, they act as if the fight never started. An inner voice startled him.

    Congratulations. You broke the game, friend.
    They were supposed to bid you a sad farewell, and walk towards the sunset. But in your mushroom high, the game refused to let them speak their voices.
    They are like mindless puppets now, make use of it.
    Do you not want her weapon?

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    Yes.
    The trigger squeezed, Ludmila's beauty was no more, her head blown off completely.

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    Smirnov had run out of bullets and tried to put up a fight with his combat knife.

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    ..to no avail. The battlefield is quiet now.

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    A normie you are no more...

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    Even the Strategist couldn't comprehend what had happened.

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    :lol: Looks like this is the end of our normie run, guys. Hope you guys enjoyed the discovery of mushroom bug.
    If you ate mushroom for this fight, the proper sending off dialogue won't trigger, and quest state is forever locked as pending. :lol:
    Not like I'm complaining, Twinkie got a Scoped SKS, AVS-36 Rifle out of it. Enough to kit his team up with serious firepower.

    :salute: Enjoy! I certainly did.

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  7. HoboForEternity In every buttons you press Patron

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    Game developers would rush to have RK47 as their tester. Such pure undiluted autism (with no disrespect, please mind. In fact, it is kind of an eviable trait to be able to delve this deep into things, commiting everything as i finish a game, immediately move on to the next and dont play it until i mostly forgot, or a big expansion/overhaul is coming out) is wasted on whatever job you are doing (unless you are already in software QA or something)
     
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  8. Atomboy Atom Team Developer

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    I thought I even answered in the 2ch thread! That's another huge problem players get with out balance. Shooting weapons are not just AP and DAMAGE, they also have the percentage of going through armor. If you fire at a low tier rat or a naked man, 2ch would be completely correct - the tri-barrel one will be more efficient. However, attacking armored foes (and everyone is armored once you're in the big boy regions) you will deal much more damage with the 4-barrel, since the 4-barrel has the superior armor piercing qualities. That's how our balance guy explains it. That's why, for example, a shot from the Nagant costs 4, and has higher damage, but the Makarov costs 5 AP and has lower damage. The Makarov is still better, because it has higher armor piercing %. So when fighting rats or wasps that have no armor, you will deal more damage and have more DPS with the Nagant, but if it's a guy in armor, you'll have higher DPS with the Makarov, despite it having lower damage and higher AP values. That's pretty unintuitive though, I agree. I actually never knew this before I asked this for 2ch...
     
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  9. Atomboy Atom Team Developer

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    Seriously? What? You locked the quest because you ate a mushroom?! How is that even possible?.. I'll look into it.
     
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  10. Grotesque ±¼ Patron

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    there's an exploit possible where if you swap via trading a companion backpack with a shield, the companion automatically equips the shield, loses strength and also the carry bonus of the backpack.
    So Fidel now carries 90/56 kg :)
     
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  11. D!! Educated

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    Still no fixes for z-fighting and fire effects on Linux... :negative:
     
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  12. Grotesque ±¼ Patron

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    Is this a bug or I am missing something?

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    After setting the elections in Otradnoye I went straigth to the factory where Dan is.
    At the factory there is a scripted combat between Dan and other chumps.
    After the combat ends, I can't initiate dialogue with anyone from the camp. When clicking the NPC only messages above their heads appear.
     
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  13. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    Leave and come back.

    Atomboy I just tried to do the rat quest in Circus and the big one never spawned. And no, I wasn't eating shrooms while fighting it.

    Also, more hallucinations quirk, this time in Peregon:
    Ticket guy did not collect ticket, I walked past him while high on shroom.
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    As expected the hostile discussion cutscene did not take place as well. The actors stood on the camp ground but does not say a word.

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  14. Gaius maximus Arbiter

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    by the way Atomboy why you didnt add the legendary moisin nagant rifle?
    also its interesting that i have found many mentions of the russian civil war but almost none of ww2.in your country the civil war is a bigger deal that ww2?
     
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  15. Risewild Savant

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    Oooooh, pulling the joining date card. That just makes you sound desperate and have no real arguments. You should be ashamed to be in the Codex since 2007 and not knowing when Fallout was released. :hahano: At least I know when one of the best cRPGs ever made was released. :lol:

    And, if you're part of the Codex for this long, and still bitch about playing ATOM and getting slaughtered in a rare encounter... You're worst than me, that joined the Codex last year :lol:. What RPGs have you been playing for all this time? Pokemon? ;)

    Also, you are definitely worried about your credibility. since you keep replying to my shitposting just for fun :salute:. Rememeber, all I first did was correct the date. And all of a sudden I get attacked in rage for no reason.
    :shredder:
    Not to mention you also don't seem to know what buthurt means, since you rated my hilarious post with "Butthurt". You know, the rate is for posts from people that ARE buthurt, not for posts that make YOU buthurt :lol:. But I'll take it as a good thing, since it shows how buthurt you were that you even rated it wrong :D.




    Here's a helpful hint:
    In case you haven't noticed yet. I'm an old school shitposter... I might sometimes shitpost in useful ways, with meaningful content... But at the end of the day, I shitposting for fun and giggles.
    :shitposting:
     
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  16. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    How odd, I took up the scrapyard mission, did the whole 'all out assault' option (it's the fastest and most profitable) and the quest giver told me there are still mutants around the scrapyard to kill.
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  17. Atomboy Atom Team Developer

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    Nah, WW2 is the best war, the victory day is like the biggest holiday of the year, since the 90's, and everyone has a fun time, I honestly don't know why we don't have more WW2 stuff. It just happened. But items will be added after a while, so I guess maybe some WW2 stuff will be there.

    That's gonna be fixed soon. For now, leave and re-enter the location. I could've sworn I promised to fix this exact bug a month ago. Strange. Must be false memories.

    Dang it! Added to the list.
     
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  18. Atomboy Atom Team Developer

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    Finally figured out the problem. Toadstool prevents the start of all auto-dialogues, since the NPCs change state when you're hallucinating. We'll patch it soon. I wonder, when you're sober, do the dialogues start or are they gone forever?
     
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  19. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    Same case with the 3 mercenaries.
    No triggering of completion dialogue possible. They just seem to forget what they're supposed to do after the hallucination made them unable to talk.

    I visited Dan after election and same shit happened when I was hallucinating, I walked past the guard outside.

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    You can see that Kosoy tries to talk but can't make any sense :lol:

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    I walked past the gang outside and Shishak immediately attacked me inside the factory.

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    Obviously his gang is weaker than mine.

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    I waited till the hallucination wear off, and talked to the guard again and the event proceed as normal - with Shishak's gang dead already, of course. :lol:

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    Overall, I think it's not a major issue. Nobody is going to be using mushroom as a buff constantly. And this is a very rare-special case.

    *continues to eat mushroom in mushroom bunker*

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  20. Atomboy Atom Team Developer

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    And now, some insight into the next patch, as written by the balance guy and translated by me:

    The idea is to make Combat System v2.0.
    1. More variety in combat: enemy tiers that will intermix in combat. You only met one level enemies before. Now encounters will have mixed tiers - for example 1lvl cultists may be joined by a 5lvl gunner, or, a 10lvl gunner squad may partially consist of naked peasants. Works both to make game easier and harder, depending on the kind of mixture you will stumble upon.
    2. Casual-proofing pistols, SMGs and some ARs. All weapons were perfectly balanced before, but to see it you had to look at bullet properties. Since this is too hard for the casuals, we will be making it so low ap guns will have low damage and low armor piercing qualities, and high ap guns will have high damage and high armor piercing qualities, so the casual could be all like "ug, this gun has big number on it so it must be good" and he will be correct, instead of wrong, like before.
    3. Adding new melee and fist weapon friendly abilities to the now useless perks. Maybe a free running perk if it's not hard to create.
    4. Respecking option written by one of the writers (it's gonna be me, Atomboy!)
    5. Final solution to NPC behavior - some new scripts that will make them act more human, hopefully.


    There you go!
    I really hope this one is going to hit home for everybody that has a hard time with the weapons mentioned.
    He asked for my feedback, so I sent him most of the codex suggestions. Any new ones are also welcome.
     
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  21. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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  22. krilcebre Novice

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    You filthy casual. :lol:
     
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  23. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    I can't wait for them to change perspective to first person so the casuals can rely more on reflex instead of counting AP and switching attacks.
    By April 1st, 50% of the companions will be voiced and romance will be available.
     
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  24. Risewild Savant

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    What's next? Only 4 dialogue choices that mostly mean "yes" and essential (can't be killed) NPCs and companions? :bounce:
     
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    Yes, No, Maybe, Sarcastic :)
    Also, sorry to add more issue to solve. But this one kinda stuck out to me, I know you want to make melee better but this is pretty frustrating to get past.

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    Can't shoot the guy outside from range, had to step right next to him and blam.
    Then the guys are shooting from inside while the roof is still covering the interior, luckily I can mouse over. :lol:

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    Anyways,
    The Final Final Chapter of Abnormie Adventure of Twinkie Gorilla
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    Fidel is dead. The tipping point was when the guns were aimed at the people of Krasno.
    Not even the Mushroom cultists were considered sinners in his eyes.
    No matter. Hexagon and Twinkie marched on under the influence of the holy mushroom.
    The investigation into the Mycelium Society must commence!

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    Immediately upon arriving beneath the cultist compound, the pair were beset by the cultist honor guards wielding light machine guns and Dragunov Sniper rifles.
    A pitched battle commences, the drug addled pair returned fire and made repeated retreats into the elevator. They would heal their wounds and quickly return to the basement once more, guns at the ready.

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    At the end of it all, the pair stood victorious.
    At least eight cultists lay dead on the floor.
    'We're close,' was what Twinkie wanted to say, but words failed him.
    Hexagon mouthed an inhuman noise in reply. It sounds almost Chinese.

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    Two more cultists tried to stop the pair's advance, deeper into the lair. They fell. Mushroom for the Mushroom God...

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    An elevator shaft beckons. Wordlessly, Twinkie pulls out a rope from his pack, tie it to the top of the shaft and descends.
    His body is ready.

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    The final door was kicked open, Sniper Ludmila's Scoped SKS at the ready, Twinkie barged in.
    The entire room was stunned at his sudden arrival. But made no attempt to harm him. The whole world was silent. When suddenly, a man in a high-ranking military attire begun to speak...

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    'That's what I thought, but I am a gorilla and my people needs me,' Twinkie mumbled in his mind as he walks past the crowd. None dared to stop him. His head hurts. His eyes watered. His mouth dry. His butt hurt.
    'Toilet, I need toilet,' he continued to mumble as he opens a nearby door.

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    They ignored him. He stepped towards the uncertain darkness.
    And then...

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    It is over.

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