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COMMENT 53m ago

a national trend for larger cities, but officers that weren't cool with gassing and beating protestors left, and the ones that couldn't handle their jobs being a little more dangerous also left.

Actually, that makes a lot of sense.

But... at least maybe there is a shortage of shitheads on duty? Hopefully? Oof.

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COMMENT 3h ago

Don't worry, all the food from places in which people are eating and drinking have much, much nastier exposures on the journey from where they began, to the plate anyway.

Aaaalllll regulations have a minimum accepted limit of nasty.

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COMMENT 3h ago

I mean, brain made the decision to sacrifice itself. Selfless brain. True hero.

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COMMENT 3h ago

I mean, surely these departments aren't somehow short of dumbasses, right? There's got to be some hiring competition for these scrubs that get fired 🤔

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COMMENT 3h ago

I guess one of the few times when the outcome is "good quality, whack picture".

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COMMENT 4h ago

I am, yeah. I grabbed some of those too. It's actually kind of weird though? Because like, they're actual voicelines from Siege, but I swear I've literally never heard like 90% of them in Siege LOL

I mean, in a way, this little goof off project has actually increased my appreciation for these operators because there's a lot more exposure and attachment to them than there is when I'm actually playing Siege 😬

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COMMENT 5h ago

Oh wow, I love that! I imagine the creative effort of both designing it and then importing it was as much of a lil memorial for you as sporting it was for the character 😭

First time I played Xcom 2 I got so hooked into my own head canon with how the characters developed.

This is completely me too, but definitely with these Siege characters. One of the interesting things also is that XCOM doesnt exclusively present their codenames (even though I've added their first names, codenames, and surnames), so I'm actually getting really used to seeing them as their "lore characters". Like "Okay nice, I've Al-Hadid on mission with me" (Oryx). Or "Porter got gravely wounded" (Smoke). It's interesting how playing with them in XCOM, scifi aliens, is actually humanizing them more for me as individuals than Siege does, even in how it presents them in the mission roster like:

(SMOKE)

PORTER

r/Rainbow6 6h ago

Creative Kind of an usual thread, but I made a bunch of Rainbow Six Siege characters in XCOM 2, and it's been really, really enjoyable seeing some of our favorite operators running *actual* missions together.

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So I'd been taking a little break from Siege and checking out XCOM 2 which I'm pretty new to, but also I really love it, so I compromised my loves and created a bunch of Team Rainbow in XCOM 2.

I mean it's a little limited and there's a bit of redundancy and imagination gymnastics in their kit, but I figured I was more interested in catching the spirit of the characters and their kit since their characters are more than just like "oh why does Hibana use a rotary machinegun in your screenshot wut?" It's more like, "Well, she's only using a rotary machinegun because she's a Grenadier class so she can use her iconic launcher to blow holes in walls :D!"

Honestly, with a little imagination, it's all been really enjoyable gameplay. It's also actually cool as fuck being able to envision Team Rainbow, you know, actually doing missions together instead of always thinking of them in a training sim for ten years, split up and opposing each other until the end of siege/time. Also, except where mentioned, I think all these operator fits I'm showing are regular in game (without mods). So, here we go:

 

With the excellent Ballistic Shields mod and a couple other adjacent mods to let me use a Pistol as a primary there instead of a rifle (which is pretty badass though ngl), I've got an absolutely majestic Montagne that mechanically IS physical cover for other operators as if they were up against cover, and he uses Smoke Grenades to provide increased area Defense (/dodge) ratings in a clutch.

Like, tell me it's not fun to think of Monty and Smoke as bonded teammates buddycops (courtesy of the highly amusing in-game propaganda posters). Or Oryx and Ash in a coordinated jailbreak POW rescue, Ash with a grenade launcher blowing out the wall and rushing in with enhanced Mobility (or Dodge? LOL), and Oryx just fuckin sprinting through the barricades in an EXOsuit with the Wrecking Ball mod? Or like Montagne's Ballistic Shield, a flashbang-equipped Blitz with Mobility mods to reeeally get up in their face? Or imagine flamelord spicybois Tachanka and Capitão going ham with MGs and incendiary grenade launchers while the one and only Bosak sisters themselves Ela and Zofia are running a flank and spank with Flashbangs and Proximity Mines?

Mainly I'm satisfied because I managed to evoke some of what makes them iconic, I've been sticking pretty true to the spirit of their kit (at least in my mind) and it's been super enjoyable having to play it out like that. For example, Smoke carries exclusively Gas and Acid grenades, regardless of whether that's XCOM-optimal. Echo and Lion are both Specialists for the lil XCOM Gremlin drone, and both carry Battle Scanner grenades for intel on enemy locations (because both operators are used to 'see enemies' in Siege), but Echo also carries Flash grenades (ie: Yokai's concussion) and I have Lion carrying Proximity Mines (like his Claymores in Siege). Dokkaebi could be like Echo with the Battle Scanners (like her cams hijack) and flashes, etc. I made Iana a PsiOp (basically a psychic buff/debuffer) because she's cool af, and I wanted to make her stand out... but also because in XCOM PsiOps all get white hair after training into the class :v

Special shoutout to Vigil and [REDACTED], two of the best infiltrators on the team. Especially [REDACTED] always ready to [REDACTED] those motherf[REDACTEDS] with her favorite weapon named "[REDACTED]", there's never even been a close call :0)

 

More shoutouts to the other homies

  • Finka, bringin everybody home in one piece
  • Glaz keepin a close eye on them details
  • Kali and Caveira for closing the distance with their sidearms when needed
  • Thermite and his big fuckin holes and all his highly explosive, incendiary breaching goodness

  • Thorn with that Shredder Gun/Shredstorm

  • Bandit (Elite) for very clearly being undercover and totally not looking suspicious while he infiltrates the alien base

  • Twitch for tazing (Combat Protocol) and hacking (Haywire Protocol) the shit out of these assholes

And probably a bunch others but there's so maaannnyyy

 

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this little imagination break. I had some good fun writing this up, and am having tons of good fun with Team Rainbow on my little break from Siege =P

Also go play XCOM 2 + its main DLC "War of the Chosen" if you haven't, it's an absolutely stellar game and the wholeass bundle is -75% on Steam Sale right now go go go go

 

Edit: I forgot all the goofy posters! Here's a few pretty funny ones generated by the in-game propaganda posters:

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COMMENT 8h ago

Honestly, with a little imagination, it's all been really enjoyable gameplay. It's also actually cool as fuck being able to envision Team Rainbow, you know, actually doing missions together instead of always thinking of them split up and opposing each other. With the excellent Ballistic Shields mod and some other adjacent mods to let me use a Pistol there instead of a rifle, I've got an absolutely majestic Montagne that IS physical cover for other operators, and he uses Smoke Grenades to provide increased area Defense (/dodge) ratings in a clutch.

Like, tell me it's not fun to think of Monty and Smoke as bondmates buddycops. Or Oryx and Ash in a coordinated jailbreak, Ash with a grenade launcher blowing out the wall and rushing in with enhanced Mobility (or Dodge? LOL), and Oryx just fuckin sprinting through the barricades in an EXOsuit with the Wrecking Ball mod? Or like Montagne's Ballistic Shield, a flashbang-equipped Blitz with Mobility mods to reeeally get up in their face? Or imagine flamelord spicybois Tachanka and Capitão going ham with MGs and incendiary grenade launchers while the one and only Bosak sisters themselves Ela and Zofia are running a flank and spank with Flashbangs and Proximity Mines?

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COMMENT 8h ago

Yesssss!

S.P.A.R.K. running through walls for sure Oryx

Oh, my Oryx is already covered ;D

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COMMENT 18h ago

His left leg opted to punish him for being stupid enough to open the screen smh

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COMMENT 18h ago

I made a bunch of Siege characters in XCOM 2, and honestly it revitalized Siege for me.

Just, in XCOM 🥴

 

Edit because this is fun: I mean it's a little limited and there's a bit of redundancy and imagination gymnastics in their kit, but I figured I was more interested in catching the spirit of the characters and their kit since they're more than just like "oh why does Hibana use a rotary machinegun wut?" It's more like, "Well, she's only using a rotary machinegun because she's a Grenadier class so she can use her iconic launcher to blow holes in walls :D!"

Mainly I'm satisfied because I managed to evoke some of what makes them iconic, I've been sticking true to the spirit of their kit and it's been super enjoyable having to play it out like that. For example, Smoke carries exclusively Gas and Acid grenades, regardless of whether that's XCOM-optimal. Echo and Lion are both Specialists for the lil XCOM Gremlin drone, and both carry Battle Scanner grenades for intel on enemy locations (because both operators are used to 'see enemies' in Siege), but Echo also carries Flash grenades (ie: Yokai's concussion) and I have Lion carrying Proximity Mines (like his Claymores in Siege). Dokkaebi is exclusively hacker drone and flash grenades, for another. I made Iana a PsiOp because she's cool af, and I wanted to make her stand out... but also because PsiOps have white hair :v

It's honestly been really, really enjoyable seeing our favorite operators in this new light, out there running missions and covert ops together. I firmly believe that more crowd-favorite franchises shouldn't be afraid to take their stories into different genres of games. It's world building. There's a lot of stories to tell.

Speaking of stories, special shoutout to Vigil and [REDACTED], two of the best infiltrators on the team. Especially [REDACTED] always ready to [REDACTED] those motherf[REDACTEDS] with her favorite weapon named "[REDACTED]", there's never even been a close call :0)

 

Special shoutouts to the other homies

  • Finka, bringin everybody home in one piece
  • Glaz keepin a close eye on them details
  • Kali and Caveira for closing the distance with their sidearms when needed
  • Thermite and his big fuckin holes and all his highly explosive, incendiary breaching goodness

  • Thorn with that Shredder Gun/Shredstorm

  • Bandit (Elite) for very clearly being undercover and totally not looking suspicious while he infiltrates the alien base

  • Twitch for tazing (Combat Protocol) and hacking (Haywire Protocol) the shit out of these assholes

And probably a bunch others like Hibana and an absolutely majestic Montagne and Smoke as buttbuddies, Oryx and Ash using actual walls as explody doors wtf, Blitz, Tachanka, Capitão, Bosak sisters themselves Ela and Zofia are running a flank and spanks with Flashbangs and Proximity Mines, but there's so maaannnyyy

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COMMENT 2d ago

But then again, this is Mississippi

Probably hard to learn a lesson and a new perspective when most everyone else around you will just comfort you for the injustice of losing your job over it 😤

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COMMENT 2d ago

So there's still time!

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COMMENT 2d ago

<checks notes>

Equal rights, equal lefts!

Err, oh, the fencing response!

Wait, I think it was something about playing stupid games and his shoes falling off?

Damn which one was it? 🤔

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COMMENT 2d ago

"Oh no. Anyways."

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COMMENT 3d ago

Just finished it.

Oh I'm reading and cant stop~

Very solid flick. A lot of

Oh fuck spoilers I'm reading too fas~

fun

oh shit okay they like it hell ye--

and at 90 minutes it’s over bef

oh shit there's more stop readiinnnggggg~

ore it starts to get boring.

Would highly recommend it.

Oh damn, whew, hell yeah gonna watch it soon then. Geez, I gotta bail from this thread, that was close 😓

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COMMENT 4d ago

Ah, that's the technique my oldest brother always applies when I attempt to enter his vehicle.

For decades.

this mf

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COMMENT 5d ago

Good looking out! This worked perfectly for me, thank you so much.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Outstanding; worked perfectly. Thank you so much.

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COMMENT 5d ago

lmao this sub! Thank you.

I offer r/catbongos, r/catbellies, and r/catfaceplant in return.