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In Progress RPGCodex Fails at Escort Missions: An Interactive LP of Convoy

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Alex Heartnet, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Alex Heartnet Educated

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    Describing itself as "FTL meets Mad Max", and on its kickstarter page as having 3X type gameplay
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    Convoy was released to an unsuspecting public on April 2015 after a successful Kickstarter campaign to Very Positive reviews, at least according to the Steam store page. Personally, I feel the game is okay-ish, but not something I would want to play for years.


    Thankfully, I won't have to do such. You goons get to play it! You goons get to collectively decide what to upgrade, what dialogue choices to make, who to shoot, which direction to go. Along the way we will probably get shot at – your decisions up until that point will no doubt influence my success or failure in said fight and you goons get to deal with the aftermath.


    I am dreading this already since I am sure you goons will lead all of us to an early grave.
     
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  2. Alex Heartnet Educated

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    I'm on a spaceship! La la la la l
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    OH GOD WHAT JUST EXPLODED

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    Glad to see the RPGCodex pilots are just as capable as ever.

    We're going to crash! Ahhhh!

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    Sooo welcome to the pre-game setup thingie


    Since you goons are going to be at the wheel, I set the game to Easy for you so that the thread can at least last for three pages before everyone dies horribly. I mean, if you goons really want to play on Hard or do a challenge run or somesuch I will certainly let you, but you're the ones playing and not me :p


    First order of business is to name our three vehicles! Let's click the little dice icon

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    to see what random names the game suggests

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    Grease Bag

    Small Sauce

    Pink Bag

    Dismus

    Pink Rat

    Monkey IV

    Rock Chopper

    Orange Worm

    Purple Cat

    Hard Dog

    Grease Sky



    I don't even


    ...Know what how about you goons name the cars for me since the game does such a poor job. There are three vehicles – pick a name for each. Then we can get started.
     
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  3. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Purple Cat, Pink Rat and Hard Dog. Obviously.
     
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  4. SmartCheetah Arbiter

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    Pink Vag, Hard Cock, Dick Chopper.

    Hey, at least I tried using part of those randomly generated names!
     
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  5. Stompa Arcane

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    Red Eagle, White Eagle and Blue Eagle

    :kwafuckyeah:
     
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  6. Nevill Arcane

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    Count me for it.

    Colors might vary.
     
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  7. Alex Heartnet Educated

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    Road Hog (convoy)
    Grease Bag
    Oil Spill

    C'mon, the names chosen don't have to be what the game suggests! I can enter in anything that is 16 letters or less.
     
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  9. Tzaero DEPARTED Patron

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    Petrol Baby
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  10. Baron Arcane

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    Seconding Grease Bag.
     
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  11. Alex Heartnet Educated

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    So we can get this show on the road I am going to just arbitrarily pick three names from the bunch.
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    ...Welcome to the open wasteland, where fuel is more important
    then food and scrap metal is scarce despite ammunition being plentiful.

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    No, I will NOT be doing a let's play of FTL with you goons :argh:

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    Faction info


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    ...Why are the Privateers not the Blue faction? I don't get it.

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    Mission Info

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    No, it's fine, you goons don't need to eat, we can skip this one.

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    TL;DR We need to find four plot trinkets to fix our spaceship.

    If you click on an objective, it shows a little arrow icon next to the convoy
    that points the way to the objective in question.

    The Sasiak Milkbar is 205KM northwest from us.
    The Ethanol Chemist is 172KM northeast of our current location.
    The junkyard is over 140KM to the southwest
    Last but not least, the Stem Bolt Monopoly is over 183KM southwest.

    Lets just pick a direction for now and see what happens.

    What do you think goons? Which one should we go for first?
     
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  12. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Closest. SW.
     
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  13. Alex Heartnet Educated

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    Driving in Convoy isn't like driving in most every other game. You're not the one behind the wheel.
    Instead it feels like you are looking at one of those old road maps that fit in the glove compartment but are impossible to fold up again.

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    If you hold down the right mouse button the convoy will follow your mouse. When you let go of the mouse button it stops and the game is effectively paused.

    And yes, fuel IS limited. More on that later.

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    A fork in the road! You can save a lot of fuel by sticking to the main roads or at least driving through a valley instead of a mountain.

    Of course it is entirely possible the road might not lead to where you want to go...

    Also that red there is bat country Raider territory.

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    For the moment the road looks like it is leading us away from our intended destination...

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    But then it forks off again like a proper road should.

    The blue is Privateer TORVAK territory.

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    Oh hello you're a radio signal.

    Something is guaranteed to happen if we go there! And it is right along the way...

    What do you think goons? Should we drive up to it and investigate?

    ...

    What a stupid question. Of course we are.

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    Dialogue options! okay goons wut do
     
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  14. Nevill Arcane

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    Going to be contrarian and ignore them. :M
     
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  15. Azira Arcane Patron

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    I'm going to be contrarian to Nevill and say listen in. +M
     
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  16. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire
     
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  17. Alex Heartnet Educated

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    2-1 vote says we are listening in.

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    Wow you goons are stealthy

    Make a decision. Quick!
     
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  18. SmartCheetah Arbiter

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    He keeps calling us like that. My heart is broken.
     
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  19. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Fite!
     
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  21. Alex Heartnet Educated

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    Fireworks! Woot!

    Kind of a shame that there is no option to just shoot the guy right here and now. That would be a valid way of interacting with stuff in the wasteland, right?
     
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  22. Nevill Arcane

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    Run away! This guy's trouble!
     
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  23. Azira Arcane Patron

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    We're probably going to be politely scorned, but seeing as we're crash landed on a hostile planet and are in need of certain hard to come by supplies, I guess we ought to try all options. Let's hear him out.
     
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  24. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Since we can't just run him over, listen to the dandy.
     
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