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Spoiling Pandemic Legacy - August

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This is an entry that I will update weekly as my group makes our way through Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. Please keep in mind that there are multiple spoilers so, if you do not wish to have any information of what occurs in the game, I suggest skipping over this entry and not reading. However, should you wish to have the game spoiled, or if you're just interested in our game, continue reading!

August - Medic Reporting

From gallery of joeincolorado
After taking a short leave, I've returned to the team to provide assistance once again. As we headed out to Atlanta, we were informed of a new objective, to seek out an immunologist who is able to fashion a vaccine for COdA. I understand a virologist has recently been found and that the search was quicker than expected. Hopefully, the same will be said for seeking out the immunologist. We were also informed that eradication of disease is no longer a priority.

From Atlanta, I pushed through the barricades south of the border and into Mexico City and began pushing through the Faded cities, slowly uncovering what I believed to be the location of the immunologist. As I searched, the Quarantine Specialist and Researcher began working on curing the diseases. Sadly, after making some headway, I had to abandon my search as Faded started to raid my position. As I pulled out, the Researcher took over the search.

His search was coming to a head and was close to where we believe the immunologist was. Sadly, with news of our third epidemic, the trail went cold and he had to pull out and assist with our other objectives. Our main focus was now on curing the three diseases and quarantining seven Faded cities (something we've never done).



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We were able to quickly cure the black and red diseases, even eradicating the latter and focused on a cure for blue. In the meantime, our quarantine specialist moved down into the Faded zone and began to quarantine areas like crazy. Not only is she able to call in a quarantine from any location (once per turn), she can now call in quarantines from a military headquarter to any adjacent city.

As the researcher and I finished up our research on the cure for blue, the quarantine specialist finished quarantining four locations adjacent to Bogota. With this, we were successful with the completion of our objectives and pulled back out and into safer zones.

As we ready ourselves for September, we've found that the virologist may be joining our team. I look forward to seeing if her expertise may be needed as we continue into the final third of the year.

Medic out.
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Spoiling Pandemic Legacy - July

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This is an entry that I will update weekly as my group makes our way through Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. Please keep in mind that there are multiple spoilers so, if you do not wish to have any information of what occurs in the game, I suggest skipping over this entry and not reading. However, should you wish to have the game spoiled, or if you're just interested in our game, continue reading!

July - Operations Expert Reporting

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This is my first mission. I've just recently joined the team, but have been well briefed by the head medic. The Researcher and Quarantine Specialist have worked together on several missions and I will try to add my experiences and expertise to the team. I'm not sure how long I'll be here, but will contribute as needed.

Upon my arrival in Atlanta, we were informed of a missing virologist who was last seen in the Faded region while attempting to treat COdA. I requested to lead the search given my familiarity with South America and I had a hunch to head in that direction. During the search, the other two traveled to Asia to deal with the black disease



From gallery of joeincolorado
I quickly rushed to Sao Paulo and began the search at their local Research Center. With nothing uncovered, I headed west to Buenos Aires and struck pay dirt. In what seemed no time at all, I had found her huddled in the nearly deserted Research Center. She quickly briefed me on her findings and we sent her back to Atlanta while I traveled off to Kolkata to assist in the remaining objectives.

With the Virologist found, we were able to focus on curing black and red, and were even successful in eradicating the red virus for the time being. In the meantime, we started having multiple outbreaks of COdA from Mexico City south to Santiago. Luckily, with roadblocks having been set up in previous months, we were able to avoid an invasion of the Faded further into North America.

Blue gave us the most trouble, but with clever use of quarantines shared knowledge, we were able to cure it, thus completing the mandatory objective of curing the three.

For my first time out, I'd say it was quite a success. My biggest fears are that we will soon be completely losing the Faded region. I'm not sure when or if the medic will return, but I'll stay strong in the meantime, especially since I now have training in Paramilitary Escort. Perhaps we can find some success with cleaning up the Faded region after all. Only time will tell.

Operations Expert out.
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Spoiling Pandemic Legacy - June

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This is an entry that I will update weekly as my group makes our way through Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. Please keep in mind that there are multiple spoilers so, if you do not wish to have any information of what occurs in the game, I suggest skipping over this entry and not reading. However, should you wish to have the game spoiled, or if you're just interested in our game, continue reading!

June - Medic Reporting

The first part of June, I don't even know if I should mention it. We left out of Atlanta with what has become our go-to team (medic, researcher, and quarantine specialist). We found ourselves nearly immediately overrun with constant outbreaks bursting out from the Faded regions of the map, generally Africa and South America. Before we knew it, we were called back to the base to regroup. We were able to set up some permanent roadblocks and also found out our researcher was a veteran, meaning he can now move between military bases.

From gallery of joeincolorado
The second part of June was much more successful with only one outbreak coming from Los Angeles. North America is seriously just one giant wall separating Canada and northern United States from the rest of the southern hemisphere. We can now say we have successfully contained the Faded into the roadblocked area and now only need to worry for outbreaks in those areas.

We're lucky to have our quarantine specialist. Multiple times she has saved us from outbreaks with her ability to quarantine any city during her actions.

After completing our three objectives, we decided to finish out roadblocking North America and discovered how to cure the Red disease without having it take up a valuable action. We will most likely continue to research and be able to upgrade our abilities with tackling the diseases we are able to treat at this time.

July will soon be here and we will just have to wait to see what it brings.

Medic out.
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Spoiling Pandemic Legacy - May

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This is an entry that I will update weekly as my group makes our way through Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. Please keep in mind that there are multiple spoilers so, if you do not wish to have any information of what occurs in the game, I suggest skipping over this entry and not reading. However, should you wish to have the game spoiled, or if you're just interested in our game, continue reading!

May - Medic Reporting

We decided to continue our three member party of myself, the researcher and the quarantine specialist. This had proved useful in the past and we felt it would help us going into May. With us now needing to complete 3 out of 4 objectives, it's proven much more difficult. However, having built permanent military buildings in each of the six regions, we went into May with one objective already complete.

We worked towards curing the three diseases and hoped to eradicate one. At the same time, we consistently had pressure coming in from the Faded cities. Outbreak after outbreak, we gave up on trying quarantining them and eventually failed our mission in the first part of May.

We were lucky that no Faded moved into our safe cities, but all C0dA cities (Yellow) are now marked as Faded, with Kinshasa becoming the first hit by the Faded, City Zero. We were successful at least in some part as we can now cure any of the three diseases without having to return to a research base.

From gallery of joeincolorado
As we headed back into the mess in the second half of May, we were more ready than ever. After our previous failure, we learned the importance of road blocks. We now have some permanent blocks up and will continue to use them until they no longer prove useful.

While there were a couple of outbreaks in the C0dA regions, we did succeed in our mission, completing 3 out of 4 objectives as requested, and finished out May without losing any non-C0dA cities to the Faded. We have no clue what's in store for us in June, but we look forward to taking it head on.

Medic out.
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Spoiling Pandemic Legacy - April

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This is an entry that I will update weekly as my group makes our way through Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. Please keep in mind that there are multiple spoilers so, if you do not wish to have any information of what occurs in the game, I suggest skipping over this entry and not reading. However, should you wish to have the game spoiled, or if you're just interested in our game, continue reading!

April - Medic Reporting

As we began our next month in this whole mess, our briefing was short. "Carry on." And so we did. We're still without our scientist, who has decided to take a leave of absence to deal with some personal issues which have come up due to her exposure of some outbreaks. We brought along our Quarantine Specialist again, who was incredibly helpful during March. The researcher and myself rounded out the trio as we started from the CDC in Atlanta.

Before we left the center, we received funding to build a military base and did so out in the Pacific Rim region in Manila. We quickly rushed out to South America and built our sixth in Bogota, thus completing one of our two objectives for the month. An objective we shouldn't have to worry about (long as it exists) as we now have permanent bases, one in each of the six regions.

From gallery of joeincolorado
We sadly experienced an outbreak of C0dA in Sao Paulo, luckily it was our only one. Shortly after this outbreak occurred, we were informed of the new mutation, now classifying the disease as 403c. With this mutation, we've been alerted to victims showing symptoms of translucent skin and are now to be referred to as "Faded". We've also been warned that cities that experience the new strand will be marked as "Faded" throughout the map. I'm happy to report we were able to eradicate the Red disease prior to any new diseases spreading and thus were not exposed to any "Faded" during the month.

I'd say as far as April goes, it was a huge success. Building permanent military bases in the different regions has proven to be a great use of our funds. And aside from the one outbreak in Sao Paolo, we saw no real issues, at least with the diseases we actually have some control over. Damn C0dA.

Looking towards May, I'm not too hopeful. Word of these "Faded" worries me, knowing that any exposure to them would immediately scar any individual. We question if we will ever see our Scientist friend again, but will keep with our Quarantine Specialist for the time being as she is able to channel through military bases with ease.

Until next month, Medic out.
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Spoiling Pandemic Legacy - March Part 2

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Just a quick update for March. We were able to win on our second run through by eradicating the Black disease and curing the three diseases. We decided to switch out the scientist with the quarantine specialist had a lot of success there. Her ability to place a quarantine anywhere on the map as an action per turn is pretty amazing. We're building up our military bases in the different regions, we're currently at 4 out of 6 there and hoping to finish them up in April, only needing to build in the Pacific Rim and South America.

As for outbreaks, we didn't see much. Our COdA is yellow and had a couple outbreaks. Nothing too out of control, though now there are some riots in South America.

We'll have to see what comes for us in April. Again, we'll be going back to having no funding and it's funny how important that funding actually is. Until next time, I'm out.
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Spoiling Pandemic Legacy - March

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This is an entry that I will update weekly as my group makes our way through Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. Please keep in mind that there are multiple spoilers so, if you do not wish to have any information of what occurs in the game, I suggest skipping over this entry and not reading. However, should you wish to have the game spoiled, or if you're just interested in our game, continue reading!

March - Medic Reporting

From gallery of joeincolorado
We've made our way quite easily through the first two months of 20XX. While the Yellow disease is COdA, we've barely seen it thus far. The government has decided to cut our funding. What follows are the events of March.

As what has become the norm, I met up with Sandi (our scientist) and Sean (our researcher) in Atlanta. We were lucky to build up a new research facility in Kolkata and should have much easier access to the east. That's good since, even before we had our official meeting, we saw that the Red virus was already out of hand in the east.

We met up with the Operations Expert and he discussed the new military bases that we will need to build up in the six major regions of the world. We've also received word that while COdA is still in effect, we must cure the other three known diseases and eradicate at least one of them. We have a head start on Blue, having found a mutagen which allows us to cure it on the fly without having to access a research center.



From gallery of joeincolorado
The one thing we have been allowed for this month is the ability to set out one quarantine zone in any city of our choosing. Given the instability of the eastern region, we decided to quarantine Taipei.

For once, we had some activity with the Yellow disease in South America and Africa, but we weren't worried too much about it, though we knew it get worse as the days went on.

We got a jump start on both the Black and Blue diseases, being able to cure them within a number of days. The Red disease was slowly moving through the east, though we were able to set up a couple of quarantines which assisted us for a few moments.



From gallery of joeincolorado
However, as we closed in on eradicating the Blue disease, and were very near to a cure for Red, all hell broke loose. We first had an outbreak in Los Angeles and then in Lagos. The east began to fall apart.

We were able to fight off some possible outbreaks with our quarantine zones, but it just wasn't enough. As epidemics hit one after the other, civil unrest was on the rise in Sydney, Bangkok and Jakarta. As the second epidemic broke out in Jakarta, I'm sorry to report Sandi was caught up in the riots. This was the second time she's found herself in the middle of an outbreak. She's now simply exhausted. I want her to sit out as I fear that if she witnesses another outbreak, we may lose her altogether.



As the final outbreak occurred, we were airlifted out and dropped back off in Atlanta to regroup. As the government cleans up the hot zones, we've decided to build up military bases in Cairo and Hong Kong. We're still not too sure what purpose they will serve us, but we're a third of the way to completing our objective.

They're sending us back out in a few days. This time, they'll be providing us with some funding, which we desperately need at this point. I'm thinking maybe we should bring in another one of our experts and let Sandi sit out for awhile. I hope we can get out of March by completing our objectives. We'll know in a few days.



Medic out.
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Spoiling Pandemic Legacy - February

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This is an entry that I will update weekly as my group makes our way through Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. Please keep in mind that there are multiple spoilers so, if you do not wish to have any information of what occurs in the game, I suggest skipping over this entry and not reading. However, should you wish to have the game spoiled, or if you're just interested in our game, continue reading!

February - Medic Reporting

From gallery of joeincolorado
A new month, a new mission. To catch you up to speed, last month we discovered that the Yellow disease was classified as COdA-403a with no known cure. We were pulled out immediately after receiving word of the mutation and curing the other three known diseases. What follows is a collection of my experiences throughout February 20XX.

I met back up with Sean and Sandi after arriving at the CDC in Atlanta. I suppose I should explain as I may not have made it clear in last month's reports. I've known both of them for quite a number of years. Sean, a researcher, is my cousin and Sandi, the scientist, is a co-worker of mine from years back. Sean and Sandi have also known each other awhile and are good friends.

We were briefed on the new COdA virus which has mutated since our last mission. Now referred to as "COdA-403b", the virus cannot be treated nor cured using any known techniques. Our objective for the time being is to focus on the 3 normal diseases and discover cures for them.



From gallery of joeincolorado
After the briefing, we were introduced to the Quarantine Specialist (whose name slips my mind at the moment) as well as the government's new quarantine policy. We then received our funding options. As I stated at the end of last month's report, our funding has been cut in half. We decided on a grant which allows us to build a research center in any city as well as the ability to stop infection for one night. I'm not sure how it works, I just wish we had more money to cover the rest of time.



From gallery of joeincolorado
All seemed relatively simple for the first few days. We had some larger areas of infection in Japan, parts of northern Russia and India, though nothing we didn't think we could handle. As for COdA-403b, it hardly showed up with exception to Bogota, South America, the only area we received word it was at during the whole month. Pretty lucky all things considered.

Of course, as these missions tend to go, things would prove less simple than they appeared. As Sandi was setting up the new research center in Kolkata, an outbreak occurred and spread into Delhi causing yet another outbreak. We were glad to see it didn't spread further, but Sandi got the worst of it, I feel. Being witness to such mayhem can't be good for you and Sandi has been a little different than normal after getting caught up in the outbreak. She's been saying she regrets ever joining up with the CDC. It scares me. While she's not a close friend of mine, I don't want to lose her.



From gallery of joeincolorado
Some days after the outbreaks in India, another outbreak hit St. Petersburg. In this case, I was safely out of the "eye of the storm", as it were, having just reached London after clearing up a cluster of infection in Chicago.

We decided to take no further precautions and I quickly headed out to St. Petersburg, cleared the infected, and set up a quarantine zone.

And then, not even a week after these events, we were successful in curing all three diseases. All this with no issues from the COdA virus as it never spread out from Bogota.



From gallery of joeincolorado
With our objective complete, we flew back to Atlanta to discuss further measures that have been taken against the diseases. I'm happy to report a positive mutation has been discovered for the Blue disease and we will now be able to cure it from out in the field, no longer requiring a research station.

And while we're talking about research stations, we've decided to keep the one in Kolkata up and running for future missions. I know the city is unstable, but it will be nice to have direct access to the east. I only hope it remains standing through all the turmoil.



So what of March? Not much information has been released, I'm afraid. And as if some slap to the face, we received information on newly available funded events, but the government has decided to not provide funding next month. Too much to worry about on COdA, they say. I'm not buying it. I figure they think that since we're having such an easy time, they don't need to be throwing us any money. What they don't realize is that it's not going to get any easier from here.

Until next time, Medic out.
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Spoiling Pandemic Legacy - January

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January - Medic Reporting

From gallery of joeincolorado
I was contacted at the beginning of this month regarding the norm. Four diseases were causing some issues around the world. According to documentation, the diseases were mutating at a much increased speed. No matter. We've succeeded in such trials before, I was certain we would succeed again.

I arrived in Atlanta early in the morning. As a medic, I was the first one there, 0500 on the dot. Shortly after, the scientist and researcher arrived. We felt those funding this situation had made a good choice. As a medic, I'm an expert at treating diseases. The scientist is able to cure diseases much easier than the rest of us. And as for the researcher, he is able to share knowledge easily, without having to be in the city where the knowledge is being shared.

The government informed us our funding level was 4, providing us with several ways to help us combat the diseases. To be honest, we wound up only needing the use of one, an Airlift we called in early on.

In any case, we were briefed on the spread of diseases across the world. Blue was barely even showing up on the map, neither was Yellow really. Red and Black however seemed to be well spread and we felt it would be best to focus on curing them as quick as possible. Our objective was as it always is in these situations, cure the four diseases. And so we received our city records and moved out.



From gallery of joeincolorado
As we began, we realized much information had already been collected on the Blue disease. It was obvious as little as it had spread, we should be able to cure it with little to no issues. A few hours passed and we had not only cured it, we had eradicated it.

Shortly after this success, we had Red mostly under control, having found the cure and slowly releasing it to the inhabitants of Eastern Asia and Australia. While distributing vaccines for Red, we pressed hard on Black, finding was slowly spreading. This proved to be a mistake as, before we knew it though, Yellow had an outbreak!



From gallery of joeincolorado
Mexico City was the location. Panic level was set at 1 and there was much civil unrest. Luckily, as we were dealing with Black, none of us were in the area when the outbreak occurred. I believe this is best as being witness to such things are sure to leave scars.

We decided to continue to focus on Black after building a research center in Moscow. We figured we could always move between Moscow and Atlanta should Yellow spread further. Soon enough, Black was cured and we moved all of our focus onto Yellow.

At this time, we only had one Epidemic so spirits were high. As the scientist collected the last information needed for the cure, I scoffed and stated how easy it had been for us, feeling that while Mexico City had an outbreak, it would soon be swept under the rug once we cured the disease. Mistaken again. Just as the word left my mouth, we received the alert of another Epidemic.



From gallery of joeincolorado
An update came on the radios:

"Worst fears confirmed. The Yellow disease is now classified as 'COdA-403a'. The cure to COdA can no longer be found using known techniques."


We were then informed to destroy our original objective and to take on a new: "Discover cures to the 3 normal diseases." Well, we had already completed the objective and so I radioed back to remind them of our previous efforts. We were then told to return to Atlanta as we had succeeded. The government must have a different view of success than we do, but we didn't argue and returned to the CDC.



From gallery of joeincolorado
Upon arrival, we received a listing of upgrades. Our remainder funding allowed for only two to be selected and so we decided I, as the medic, would receive Local Connections in order to be able to treat disease in a city connected to my location. The researcher decided on increasing his Pilot skills, being able to take direct flights much easier than before.

And so that ended January, but it's just the beginning. I worry about the civil unrest in Mexico City. I worry even more about COdA-403a. What lies for us in the future? For once, I truly do not know.



Update:

I've just received word that our funding has been cut in half for February. The higher-ups claim that since we did so well in January, it's obvious we no longer need the funding. I hope this doesn't prove to be a blunder. I can only imagine it will be.
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