Ripley: Lieutenant, what do those pulse rifles fire?
Gorman: 10 millimeter explosive tip caseless. Standard light armor piercing round, why?
Ripley: Well, look where your team is. They're right under the primary heat exchangers.
Ripley: So, if they fire their weapons in there, won't they rupture the cooling system?
Gorman: So? So what?
Burke: ...So you're talkin' about a thermonuclear explosion and "Adiós, muchachos."
Gorman: Oh, great. Wonderful. Shit!
Gorman: Apone! Look... we can't have any firing in there. I, uh... I want you to collect magazines from everybody.
Hudson: Is he fuckin' crazy?
Frost: What the hell are we supposed to use man? Harsh language?
Here's my idea for a new challenge: - make a tutorial squad - unequip and sell all rifles - punch the xenos to death!
During the whole challenge, not one shot can be fired. You can of course buy melee weapons, armor and wargear as well as hire berserkers. I haven't seen many campaigns yet, so I could some advice on which ones would be suitable. Also, the items to be scored are still unclear. I'm thinking number of tries on each mission (the lower the better obviously) and a bonus if you get a whole campaign in one try.
I've been trying it myself and had a hard time just getting through the Extermination level at the end of the tutorial, so I think it'd be a good way to get those starting xp that help your marines survive. On the other hand, I'm tempted to make the start with a templar battleforce so people can use Berserkers from the start...
How are Templars like snails? Both move slowly and leave a trail of ichor behind wherever they go.
How are Templars different from snails? Ask one and find out...
Starting with a rapid response or battle force would make a lot more sense - the tutorial campaign is not balanced for idiot captains deciding it would be fun to rid the world of Xeno's one punch at a time
There are definitely a number of campaigns that would work well for this mission. One is the Infernus System Rescue, and another contains the Moons of Nacho-Libre Ungot. It has accidentally disappeared, but will be restored in time for the next challenge
I just managed to melee through the Exterminate mission at the end of the tutorial on normal. It's doable if you don't split the squad, but two bad rolls in a row and a marine gets eaten. I tried on hard, but in three tries, I didn't get halfway before losing a member. I did learn better tactics since then, but the higher difficulties must be suicide.
On the other hand, the tutorial at least has some easy xp and free gear that you can sell for honor, making for a solid start. Whichever campaign goes first, it really needs to account for the terrible stats your starting marines have.
I'll test out Infernus Rescue with a fresh battleforce, see if rookie berserkers perform better.