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    46 KB AC-Guy 05/08/12(Tue)23:38 No.19033830  
    >Let's do this thing.
    >Not having a thread tomorrow, I'm taking my birthday off because apparently my family doesn't understand how much I hate pointless ceremony.
    >Previous threads here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=AC%20Quest
    >And can somebody else e-mail LL about 14 being mis-tagged? I tried but nothing came of it weeks later.

    YOU ARE ALEX RASTON. Out of the corner of your eye you see Ari glance back as she walks home, while Elsie grabs you and gives you a kiss on the cheek.

    "How long do you intend to beat lessons into her?" She asks, half jokingly. You ever think maybe there's a better way?"

    [ ] Nope. I know my sister.
    [ ] Nope. I'm already too soft on her for combat training.
    [ ] Why, do you have a better plan?
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:44 No.19033924
    >[x] Why, do you have a better plan?
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:49 No.19034010
    [x] Nope. I'm already too soft on her for combat training.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:49 No.19034031
    [ ] Nope. I'm already too soft on her for combat training.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:49 No.19034036
    [X] Why, do you have a better plan?

    My priority is to make sure she's prepared for whatever comes her way. No matter what I do one day I am going to have to relent and put her on active missions, my job is to make sure she lives through those long enough to get actual experience. If you have any good ideas I'd love to hear them.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 05/08/12(Tue)23:50 No.19034055
    [x]You have a better plan?
    >> Anonymous 05/08/12(Tue)23:52 No.19034092
    [x] Nope. I know my sister.

    I mean, we don't, but he does.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)00:06 No.19034354
    "Why, do you have a better plan?" You ask with a wry smile.

    "Maybe reward her for doing well?"

    "Her reward for doing well is being allowed to pilot."

    "So what, the reward for work well done is more work?"

    "God it sure feels that way, doesn't it?" you ask, a note of weariness creeping into your voice.

    She pulls you in close, and the two of you head off to bed.

    You wake up the next morning to Dave cooking breakfast. At the table Laurie informs you that you have about two hours before you have to go to the Arena.

    [ ] Talk about the other team.
    [ ] Talk about your team.
    [ ] Try and contact Dervish for advice.
    [ ] Spend time mentally preparing for the fight.
    >> Snaps 05/09/12(Wed)00:06 No.19034379
    >[X] Why, do you have a better plan?
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 05/09/12(Wed)00:08 No.19034416
    [x]Other team
    >> Snaps 05/09/12(Wed)00:08 No.19034422
    >[X] Talk about the other team.
    I want to be prepared this time.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:09 No.19034452
    [X] Talk about the other team.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:10 No.19034461
    >[x]Try and contact Dervish for advice.

    Because why not?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:17 No.19034569
         File: 1336537041.gif-(1.68 MB, 250x187, m634.gif)
    1.68 MB
    >see AC tread, "O' Sweet!"
    >see its a quest thread, "WTF man?"
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:17 No.19034577
    other team
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:18 No.19034597
    [x] Spend time mentally preparing for the fight.

    No small undertaking we're doing here. We can win big, or lose a lot of time. We need time to think.

    Also, when is this option ever presented?
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)00:19 No.19034605
    "Apparently our next fight is against these Wolf Pack guys." you say, while the team gathers around the breakfast table. "Anybody know what we're in for?"

    "I just hope they aren't connected to that group in Alaska. If Dervish and his friends are anything to judge by, they're going to be fucking hardcore." Dave observes.

    "What we do know is that apparently they prefer mid-weight cores, and focus on team based tactics." Mooch adds "If the last match is anything to judge by they're doing this good not because of individual skill, but because they compliment each other as a team that well."

    "So what, divide and conquer?"

    "Either that or we do something like a VIP match so we only have to take out one of them. We need to upset the team dynamic somehow. If I were an evil man I might suggest forcing one of them to get subbed in with an alternate."

    [ ] Devise plan.
    [ ] Ask Dervish for advice.
    [ ] Change load-out."
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)00:20 No.19034618

    >When your character sheet specifically mentions that you get better when you have time to focus on a task.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:20 No.19034633
    We need to devise a plan.
    >> Snaps 05/09/12(Wed)00:20 No.19034634
    >[X] Devise plan.
    Yay planing
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:21 No.19034636
    OP IS working on making a system that will be published.

    This quest is using a pre-alpha build.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:22 No.19034662
    [X] Ask Dervish for advice.

    He knows the Wolf Pack, he ought to know standard tactics that they use. He ought to be able to give us a glance into their heads and know their weaknesses.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:22 No.19034674
    [ ] Devise plan.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:23 No.19034684
    [x] Devise Plan
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:23 No.19034694
         File: 1336537431.gif-(76 KB, 763x766, m144.gif)
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    rolled 36 = 36


    carry on then
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 05/09/12(Wed)00:24 No.19034709
    Chill, brah. It's good stuff. Give the archives a read, you'll see.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 05/09/12(Wed)00:26 No.19034758
    Looks like I'm outvoted, but
    [x]Contact Dervish
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)00:32 No.19034849
    >Alright. You want to devise a plan, get cooking. I'll let you know if you get too crazy, or stray into the impossible.

    >Their leader has a mid-weight bipedal with dual chain-guns and a shoulder mounted grenade launcher. One of the others has a spear and some heavy boosters along with missile pods and what looks like a shield. The other is a heavy biped with a pair of heavy beam-rifles and what looks to be some form of chaff-pods.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:37 No.19034919
    How about we steal Mo Betta's plan, and challenge them to a set of 1 vs. 1 matches?
    >> Asukafag 05/09/12(Wed)00:38 No.19034941
         File: 1336538301.jpg-(89 KB, 544x544, Bite The Pillow.jpg)
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    rolled 13 = 13

    >Convince AC-Guy to put in spears/lances
    >The first time we get one, it's pic related
    >AC-Guy then puts us up against a guy who has one, and what looks like a shield
    I believe now is the perfect time to PANIC!
    Or calmly devise a plan.
    If we do a team match, we need to drop that lancer first, or errybody's gettin' raped out here.
    If we divide and conquer like Mo Betta tried on us then it's a matter of figuring out who's best to counter that lancer, I'd say that's probably us, since we just need to dodge a charge and then do an Alpha Strike up his tailpipe.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:39 No.19034955
    Judging from this, the Chain Gun guy probably runs a mean distraction. The spear and board guy charges people when they're distracted, probably not wanting to be out in the open, and not wanting to be ganged up on nor attacked from a distance. He most likely overcharges with his spear into the back of unsuspecting ACs. The last guy is the heavy artillery/nuke, who attacks people and generally wrecks their day if they aren't careful.

    The spear guy is dangerous, due to him being a "rogue" type AC most likely, in that he will fuck you up when you don't see him. Taking him out will be hard since I bet the other two will give him cover fire and distract while he maneuvers into a better position.

    One versus one would eliminate most of the problems with them.
    >> Snaps 05/09/12(Wed)00:40 No.19034973
    >One of the others has a spear and some heavy boosters along with missile pods and what looks like a shield.
    Oh God no...
    Anyway I like the idea of 3 1V1 fights or Mooch's evil idea of making them bring in a substitute, except then who do we bring in Mooch, Elsie, or Ari...or can we talk someone like Dervish or Josh into this for a cut of the profits.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:41 No.19034979
    Ok, our goal is to negate their teamwork advantage. If we can pull that off through game type that'd be pretty awesome but we have to plan for that not actually happening.

    We're going to have to split them up, the one with the spear seems like it'll be the easiest to drag off from them, present targets that look like good charging opportunities and lure it away.

    The heavy probably uses chaff to prevent locks on it's buds and uses the beam rifles to tie people down while the leader keeps them distracted with a hail of bullets. We need to get the lancer in a position where it can't be covered by those two or take it out in a surprise attack.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)00:43 No.19035018

    >He meant more along the lines of having one of them killed or something. That's why it was an 'evil' plan.
    >> Snaps 05/09/12(Wed)00:45 No.19035037
    Oh, well we don't have enough clout to get away with something like that so throwing more support behind the 1 on 1 fights.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:45 No.19035044

    I agree on the 1v1 fights, but we need to take into consideration that the wolf pack is from Alaska. They probably practice more on certain types of terrain. So we should try and push for terrian that is not native to Alaska (not mountains, plains or forest). For the fights I would say

    US vs Lancer
    Dave vs Heavy Beam Rifles
    Laurie vs Chain Gun
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)00:50 No.19035110

    >Well, lets see... since you're currently in the desert, finding somewhere that lacks trees should be pretty easy.

    >I also like how you want to avoid flat open ground, places with lots of cover, and hilly/mountainous terrain. That sums up just about every type of land you could possibly fight in.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:53 No.19035152
    Why not send Dave against the Lancer though? Dave is specialized for melee combat, so is the Lancer, so wouldn't it be best to have him take on the Lancer? The Lancer against us would want to get into our face ASAP, which will screw us over because we're built for mid-range. Dave is built for close range, and wouldn't care if he was in that dude's face.

    I'd instead suggest...

    Dave Vs. Lancer
    Us Vs. Chain Gun
    Laurie Vs. Beam Rifle Guy

    Laurie can dodge the rifles and probably avoid the chuff, we can deal with the mid ranged dude in our favored range, and Dave can go Dave on the lancer.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)00:58 No.19035234
    If we put Dave up against Lancer then it becomes a sudden death contest. It'll charge him and the question will be if he is able to dodge its Lance, which has reach, and put a hole in it with the heat rod or if it'll catch him and take him down. It turns it into almost a coin flip, which I'd rather avoid.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)00:59 No.19035249

    >He also has a grenade launcher and missiles.

    >Just saying.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:00 No.19035266
    Maybe put Laurie against the Lancer?

    Charging Lance, meet Rocket Punch to the Face.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:02 No.19035292

    Well I was thinking the tunnels, something that has alot of bends and turns. They might already have some training in there, might not. Also I thought the area can simulate any kind of terrain, or am I mistaken on that front?


    Yeah you have a point with Dave vs Lancer, that is going to be a really quick battle, but I think its the best option, also remember this guy has a shield, Dave to the best of my knowledge does not have any defensive capability's other then dodging.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:03 No.19035307
    If the rocket punch screws up though, then Laurie isn't at the range to avoid getting smashed like the bandit. The Lancer will get in your face, that you can be assured of, even if it is just him trying to stab you on an overboosted pass. I still suggest Dave.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:14 No.19035416
    I think we should consider the 1v1 matchups once they agree to go 1v1's. Which I sincerely doubt will happen.

    We need to plan for fighting them as a team, so we can beat them at their best.
    >> Snaps 05/09/12(Wed)01:19 No.19035456
    1 on 1 fights seems to be the ideal situation and I'm not sure we are going to get anything else decided without more info, maybe now we should
    >[X] Ask Dervish for advice.
    and run our plan by him
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)01:34 No.19035593
    >What the shit. My 4chanX stopped working.

    >So talk to dervish is the plan now?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:34 No.19035597
    Sure. See if he minds us stealing his trick.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:35 No.19035601
    Yeah, we have a few ideas bouncing around but seeing what he knows about them and wolf pack tactics could help.

    We might also be stealing his ideas.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)01:35 No.19035605
    Yup, that's the plan.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)01:42 No.19035654
    >Alright, hold on sec. Need to deal with dogs.
    >> Asukafag 05/09/12(Wed)01:43 No.19035672
    rolled 12 = 12

    Couch on fire again?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)02:08 No.19035888

    So it would seem.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)02:11 No.19035907
    You give Dervish a Jingle.

    He answers the vid-com. "Hey. I was kinda expecting this call."

    "What's up?"

    "Nest team is Wolf Pack. Apparently they sent Captain Brenner's strike team down here to try and get some additional cash to help rebuild Galena."

    [ ] Recommended tactics.
    [ ] About our enemies.
    [ ] Wait, Brenner?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)02:13 No.19035924


    [x ] Recommended tactics.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)02:14 No.19035927
    >[x] Wait, Brenner?
    >> Snaps 05/09/12(Wed)02:16 No.19035948
    >[X] Recommended tactics.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)02:16 No.19035952
    >[ ] Wait, Brenner?
    Fuck, I read that as Banner. Either way, we're going to have our shit smashed to some degree.
    >> Asukafag 05/09/12(Wed)02:16 No.19035956
         File: 1336544216.png-(439 KB, 352x1010, Brenner.png)
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    rolled 3 = 3

    "Wait, Brenner?"
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 05/09/12(Wed)02:17 No.19035964
    Guess I won't vote, since that would just make it a tie.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)02:39 No.19036143
    [ ] About our enemies.

    i'd feel bad asking him how to kick his friends asses when they need the money
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)02:39 No.19036145
    I had to read this like, three times before I realized we knew someone with that last name.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)02:43 No.19036172
    >Realize they never gave Brenner a first name.

    "Wait, Brenner?"

    "Yeah, Captain James Brenner, Wolves third division. He was more or less the second in command of the region. Why?"

    "It's just not a common last name."

    "Hmmm? Ah right, your hound Laurie's last name is Brenner isn't it?"

    "Yeah. Wonder if they're related?"

    "Might be. Anyway Brenner's brilliant when it comes to small squad tactics. My advice would be to try and get him in singles if you can. If you can't do that, try to get the weirdest fucking circumstances possible and go from there. i don't envy you guys."

    "You don't think you cou7ld beat him?"

    "One on one? I'd put myself against damn near anybody but Nine-Ball. In a team? James' almost as good as that. Good luck out there. I'll see if I can get in the booth with Mooch for support."

    So he's as good as Dervish is solo, built around his team.

    Well.... fuck.

    [ ] Talk to Laurie about the connection.
    [ ] Go get ready for the Arena.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 05/09/12(Wed)02:44 No.19036187
    Let's try Laurie quick.
    >> Snaps 05/09/12(Wed)02:46 No.19036195
    >[X] Talk to Laurie about the connection.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)02:47 No.19036204
    [ ] Go get ready for the Arena.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)02:53 No.19036256
    [x] Talk to Laurie
    >> Asukafag 05/09/12(Wed)02:55 No.19036277
    rolled 6 = 6

    Get ready for the arena
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)02:56 No.19036291
    [X] Talk to Laurie about the connection.

    I'd like to check on something like this before we start a fight. Just in case.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)02:57 No.19036293
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)03:32 No.19036745
    >Sorry, router crashed, continuing now.
    >> Asukafag 05/09/12(Wed)03:34 No.19036772
    rolled 15 = 15

    Somehow this is Jobs' ghost's fault.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)03:35 No.19036778
    "Hey Laurie."

    "Hey Alex." He responds, glancing up from the diagnostics he's running on his core. "What's up?"

    "Does the name James Brenner mean anything to you?"

    He stops and sets down the little PDA unit he's holding on the bench next to him as he looks up at you. "...That was my Father's name. Why?"

    >Tell him?
    >> Asukafag 05/09/12(Wed)03:35 No.19036786
    rolled 6 = 6

    Tell him.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)03:36 No.19036792
    >Tell him.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 05/09/12(Wed)03:36 No.19036794
    Yeah, let's do it.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)03:36 No.19036796
    Tell him. It'd be a dick move not to.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)03:37 No.19036802

    >Actually, it's a shitty ass Linksys that's slightly less reliable than the Average McDonald's employee.

    >I hate it so much. We've had it since like 07' and it's the worst thing ever.
    >> Snaps 05/09/12(Wed)03:38 No.19036812
    Tell him, no secrets among the team.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)03:47 No.19036912
    "I don't know if there's a connection or anything, but apparently the enemy leader's a Captain James Brenner."

    He's silent for a moment. "You're sure about this?"

    "I got the info from Dervish. I don't think he'd lie about it, hell he seemed surprised when I mentioned it was your last name."


    "Hey Laurie? Talk to me man. Last time you got like this it ended with you trying to drink yourself to death and then attacking me."

    "My Dad.... you know how your Dad disappeared? First responder or whatever when all the shit went south?"


    "My Dad vanished too. Two days prior to that."


    "Him and my mom argued about something, and then the next day, everyone was all quiet. The day after everything went to hell. We stayed there for almost a month in that shit hole that used to be our home before my mom got the bright idea to head east and find a new place to live. We left, and we found Hope a few weeks later. My Mom passed away two days after we got there from some infection she picked up along the way. the thing I remember most about that? My dad not coming back. I always assumed a building fell on him or something, I mean even if he hated us he'd want to make sure if we were dead right? Who the fuck just walks away?"

    >Say something? If so, what?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)03:51 No.19036955
    I don't know man, he could have good reasons, he could have bad reasons, he could just be a complete scumfuck.

    I really don't know what to say other than I'm sorry this happened to you. I really am.
    >> Hat 05/09/12(Wed)03:59 No.19037015
    say nothing, give him a brohug, "We're all here with you, bro. We're your family."
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)04:10 No.19037121
    ask if he wants to talk to him (before the match, idk maybe after)
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)04:10 No.19037123
    >Nothing to add? No votes? No suggestions? Not even a 'i dunno lol'?

    >I'm never sure if you guys are quiet or gone.
    >> Asukafag 05/09/12(Wed)04:13 No.19037149
    rolled 7 = 7

    "Do you want to talk to him? Whatever you decide, we're here for you man."
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)04:13 No.19037151
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)04:13 No.19037154
    Plenty of people here. Can't speak for anyone else, but personally have no fucking clue what to say, so I haven't posted.
    >> Snaps 05/09/12(Wed)04:14 No.19037165
    Some sort of combination of these would be good.
    I think most of us were not able to come up with stuff and were waiting to see what others would come up with, as tend to happen when we have emotionally heavy what say prompts.
    >> Asukafag 05/09/12(Wed)04:19 No.19037196
    rolled 8 = 8

    "I don't know man. He might have reasons, they might be good or they might be bullshit. Hell, he could just be a worthless piece of shit.
    I don't really know what to tell you, other than that I'm really sorry this happened to you, and that no matter what, we're here for you bro, all of us.
    So, do you want to talk to him? Your decision."
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)04:21 No.19037214
    ".... Do you want to see if you can talk to him?"

    "Before or after the match?"

    "Whichever you want. Way I see it, even if it's not him.... Brenner isn't exactly a common last name. The two of you might be related in some other way."

    "....Maybe. Yeah, maybe after the fight we'll look into it. Right now? Let's focus on the match."

    "Alright. You ready to go?"

    "Ready as I'll ever be. Dave's core is already loaded, and they're doing yours now. We should be ready to roll in five."

    [ ] Help with the loading.
    [ ] Pep talk with team.
    [ ] Kiss Elsie for good luck.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)04:22 No.19037224
    [X] Kiss Elsie for good luck.

    It's traditional.
    >> Asukafag 05/09/12(Wed)04:22 No.19037225
    rolled 9 = 9

    Kiss Elsie for luck.
    >> Snaps 05/09/12(Wed)04:22 No.19037226
    Well done voting for this
    >> Anonymous 05/09/12(Wed)04:23 No.19037234
    [x] Pep talk with team.
    >> Snaps 05/09/12(Wed)04:24 No.19037238
    Too late yet again
    >[X] Kiss Elsie for good luck.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)04:24 No.19037242

    >Sorry homes. I already hit submit when this popped up.
    >> Hat 05/09/12(Wed)04:30 No.19037283
    [x]kiss elsie
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)04:56 No.19037462
    You see Elsie watching your core get clamped into place. You walk down beside her, and put an arm around her.

    "Two more matches." She states plainly.


    "Really think you can win this one?"

    "It's starting to look like we might. But these guys aren't going to be easy, they already weeded out the weaklings."

    She nods. Then she pulls you in close and gives you a long slow kiss. "For luck." She says as she lets you go. "Now go kick their ass." She adds with a smile. You look at her and you remember how scared and uncertain she was when you first got together.... what a week and a half ago? Two weeks? Christ, it feels longer than that. You climb onto the transport and see Dave smile at you.

    "Feels good doesn't it?"

    "What does?"

    "Having something to fight for. Not like some terrible burden, but.... motivation. It's a reason to go out and do. Like back in Hope."

    After a moment you realize he's kinda right. The people who depend on you have roofs over their heads, aren't starving..... it's like the burden that was killing you is suddenly gone. Your own smile seems uncertain at first, but then you realize it's probably the first genuine smile you've worn since you got here.

    It DOES feel good. Maybe the old Hope isn't so dead after all.
    >> AC-Guy 05/09/12(Wed)04:58 No.19037477
    >I think I'll have to end it here tonight. Next thread will probably be on Thursday, but if the crunch thread is still up in the morning I will continue the info dump as you request it from the huge list I posted.

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