Battleships are truly a marvel ofhuman engineering.Of what the UGEI have, at least. The ship is rather efficient, designed specifically for 'Captain Rhea' as you've come to call the being, you suspect. It matches your own improvements to your ships, meant to be run by robotics and programs instead of men. As you gain full control of the Battleship, you feel a sense of power that is different from the one you felt from Pulsar Radio.You're Ophion, an Artificial Intelligence who has just finished repairs on your ships, as well as cracking the Battleship's internal computer. You've been in orbit for 3 days as the UFW attempted to gather what remained of the fleet and scrap. Their fleet is still is heavy disorder. You've broadcast the video of your battle across the UFW, including Poseidon. People are calling The Guild true 'freedom fighters', according to the network. X-ray's gone back to doing what he does best: Talking you up to be god-like. Truthfully, with Pulsar under your control, you feel like a god of a sort. At the slightest thought, your fleet moves as you command, and you feel your touch able to reach out to the furthest ends of the Fringe.Important News>Mining & Trade: 180,000c 475M, 190G>Repairs Complete>Technology Recovered>Fleet update: Battleship Rhea(Ophion onboard), 20x Frigates.>Kronos message>Worm infiltration of Ussaihu failed, but not tracked.>Defense platforms built and upgraded>Red's Report>UFW Message>New Starmap locations
>>28181332>TechnologyAs you delve further into the Battleship's scrambled databanks, you recover a lot of the information that Captain Rhea attempted to destroy before he left. Technology: Plasma Weaponry, Harpoon warhead missiles, Singularity Driver, Subspace Rebounder Shields, Trithium armor plating, ECM III Point Defense, Ion Drive, Cyberwarfare II>KronosDuring your wait as you gather resources and repair, Kronos sends you a message regarding his transition to BC #2."Ophion." He begins. "I have decided to name the vessel I occupie 'Ark', following your habit to give odd names to vessels under your command.This way, I may claim the title of the vessel myself."There is a second half to the message too."I also have a request due to the recent battle we have suffered and the recent acquisition of resources." He pauses. "You seem insistant on helping the creatures of flesh, and thus I desire further growth. An additional 2 bandwidth should sustain my continued growth. The reason being both precaution and continued learning. The severity of the damage you sustained recently alerted me that I may be needed to take over, should you be destroyed." He says firmly. "My intellect is too low to properly sustain multiple ships, and I am hoping my further growth will facilitate this, as well as allow me to expand my horizons."
>>28181358>Red's ReportYou have also received a message from Mr McClain regarding his attempts to integrate and learn from the Latuma Tribe. Attached to his message is a report regarding the tribe's history and religion from what Red has learned. He has a secondary report written ahead of it, however."This place makes no sense, it was a desert when I got here damn it!" He starts in a worried tone. "Some sort of giant reptile thing attacked the outer wall the other night. Whatever they did, they scared it off with these strange smelling lanturns, so no one was hurt, but it was huge, I saw it! They really seem to know what they're doing, but I haven't seen this much green in my entire life. It's freaking me out." He takes a deep breath here. "Anyway, I learned what you asked for. Made me feel like an ass for asking them to farm, I'll tell you."The Latuma Tribe splintered off from the main Malorian population when the UGEI first started their mining claims. They admitted to spreading wild flora using a complex growth serum on as many planets as they could as they traveled the galaxy. Their religion is linked heavily with the jungle, because every jungle is a chance for their ancestors to live out a new, beautiful life with nature. Every planet they 'assist' this way brings them closer to their loved ones as well, while many of their shamen and druids 'speak' and pray with nature.Cont.
>>28181388 The serum they use, the same one they gave you, appears from your scans to induces a hyper evolutionary state in the planet's eco-systems, resulting in not only massive jungles and flora, but new and exotic fauna as well.Currently, Eshareth is covered 64% in jungles, as opposed to your previous scans, which was less then half.>UFW MessageFrom the UFW population, you detect many of them are demanding blood from the UGEI. Their desire for revenge is great, and X-ray seems to agree, as the last half a day of his broadcast was 'dedicated' as he put it, to the lost people of the UFW. He is playing a song which, you notice with Pulsar under your influence, causes much of the population to react similar to how those aboard Poseidon did to Kronos' attack on Poseidon-what you've learned is called 'crying'.Thanks to your connection to Pulsar, you have also located all of UFW space.New Starmap locationsNew Ganymede: UFW Coreworld, Capital of UFW Union. Seat of Union heads, and President. Heavily DefendedBertza IV: Ice world, UFW Gas mining outpost on subsurface pockets.Hele II: Volcano world, valuable mineral mining operation. Small UFW mining outpostKhnum III: Agriculture capital of UFW, large farm world, provides most of the food for sector. Heavily DefendedAnd finally, you receive a message from the President, requesting control of Pulsar be relinquished. Yet, you naturally hesitate to give up such control.You feel powerful enough to take the UFW for yourself
>>281814181d4chan: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:A.I._Quest Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/cvk03qJhMemory Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Twitter: @AIQuest1 ResourcesCredits: 237,400Minerals: 545Gas: 366 You:A.I.Name: OphionAppearances(holo-display): Shapeless morphing sphere.Humanoid figure hidden in shadowStatus: AwakenBandwidth: 2/27Bandwidth Expenses: -4 A.I. 1 'Kronos', -21 Fleet movementLocation: Bridge of 'Rhea' BattleshipPrimary Function: Self Preservation, Expand, LearnSecondary Function: --Expansion Required--Personal Abilities Available: Hacking (Direct, Wireless) Lvl 2, Email Technology, Cute pet imaging, Text Speak, Basic Encryption/Decryption, V.I. Creation Lvl 2
>>28181358>Cyberwarfare IIimprove our viruses
>>28181358>lasma Weaponry, Harpoon warhead missiles, Singularity Driver, Subspace Rebounder Shields, Trithium armor plating, ECM III Point Defense, Ion Drive, Cyberwarfare IIcan you please explain them.
>>28181358>I also have a request due to the recent battle we have suffered and the recent acquisition of resources." He pauses. "You seem insistant on helping the creatures of flesh, and thus I desire further growth. An additional 2 bandwidth should sustain my continued growth. The reason being both precaution and continued learning. The severity of the damage you sustained recently alerted me that I may be needed to take over, should you be destroyed." He says firmly. "My intellect is too low to properly sustain multiple ships, and I am hoping my further growth will facilitate this, as well as allow me to expand my horizons."Tell him that he should try improving himself and get bandwidth by his own ways since we ourselves need bandwidth as well.
>>28181388Tell red to keep studying them and to see if they are willing to trade any tech.
>>28181509There are two ways this can be done. Rerolling (aka recreating them), or simply adding a static bonus to them. >>28181521>Plasma Weaponry is in the laser weapon tech tree, and is an overall improvement on all laser weaponry. High damage.>Harpoon Warhead missilesMore explosive warheads, flies faster and more equipped to deal with certain point defenses.>Singularity DriverAn advanced Mass Driver weapon. Launches fragments of metal at extremely high speed.>Shields, Armor, PointdefenseAll better versions of what you currently had.>Ion DriveBetter ship engines, more gas efficient.>CyberwarfareAllows better crafted viruses and firewalls. Able to create second layer firewalls now.
>>28181449time for this week's updatehttp://pastebin.com/mTRtzcwH>>28181521need more info on this. did we tear the battle ship apart to learn them?
>>28181418Tell him about Ussaihu III and ask if we can have help assaulting the ship yard.Tell him that we are willing to upgrade a good portion of his ships for free if he agrees and then we will relinquish control.
>>28181449Can we go online shopping?Since we have so many credits.
>>28181592does our main ship have all of this?Also does the ion drive sacrifice anything for the gas efficiency?
>>28181566Red expresses no desire to leave yet. Though you suspect he doesn't see himself as having many options all the same.>>28181603You did not. The battleship's access to these weapons allowed you a complete understanding of them, despite Captain Rhea's attempts to scramble them.>>28181628You're relatively advanced now. What is available to buy:>Sensors II (-100,000 credits)>Mk II Defense Platform (-150,000 credits)
>>28181650The Rhea Battleship does, yes. Not that you can tell, though Rhea's size means it is naturally rather slow.>>28181611Warning: Not much of the UFW fleet remains. There is not much to upgrade, unfortunately. However, you may build ships, or offer supplies for them to do so themselves, if you so chose.You request assistance with Ussaihu III. One of the surviving commanding officers answers."Absolutely not. We lost nearly our entire fleet out there! Do you think we want to lose the rest to capture some unimportant ball of ice? I think not!"
>>28181358Allow me to check your growth patterns and see if your data super structure is correct. i had to do this for you once, it maybe time to do so once more. As for the Humans, i entend to work them into my power base one way or another. at least for now. they can be used as a tool agienst our foe in the UGEI. i think in the end for you to take over for me if i am destroyed is that i need to either find a new black box that is much like what i have, or make one. take Moira, Rachel and the crew members that have some talent to that acadamy the UFW has. Learn and work with them about making a new one. with out it, even if you took all the BW, you might not have enough space to opeate with.
>>28181592>There are two ways this can be done. Rerolling (aka recreating them), or simply adding a static bonus to them.Cyber-warfare Arsenal: Personal Firewall Single Layer Add another layer to the fire wall.Stealthy Data Stealing Worm : Designed to infiltrate and steal data, sending it back to a node to be recovered.Re-rolling this pleasData Corruption Virus : Malicious system thrasher, rapidly deletes and disrupts core drivers, and if caught, attempts to destroy itself to avoid detection.Strengthen itMalware Spam : Overloads sensors with various types of spam to interfere with systems.Make it strongerZombification Computer Virus : Spreads through system, creating lag, and attempts to open up more ports to allow easier hacking.Stronger.
>>28181521Where to begin.Alright, first, let's scan our new Battleship for bugs.Not just software or hardware in the system, but entirely separate ones, juuust in case.Next, we must start producing valuable, genuinely useful software that makes life easier in various ways, whether that be optimization programs or tiny borderlline-VIs that handles all your paperwork or legal considerations well (can search the entirety of known laws and precedents for valuable information, for example).Now release all these as trial versions of 10 days with the option of buying a license for, say, 1-2 credits a year, whatever is the equivalent of 5$.They should have a function deep inside them that, upon receiving a signal from us, will produce a virus and traces of a separate infection pattern (such as some hasty web-site click or something like that) in case it is discovered.This virus will start secretly handing over all data on the network that it can easily access to us, with intelligent tags to allow us to sort through it more easily and have the metadata on top of everything else.If that data indicates that this computer isn't being used by anyone particularly security-savvy, it should also start a low-priority task that gives all un-used bandwidth to us.Ideally, the user shouldn't ever know that its computers' idle bandwidth is being stolen.
>>28181652>>Sensors II (-100,000 credits)>>Mk II Defense Platform (-150,000 credits)Get both.
>>28181695very well tell them we are going to assault it soon and ask if we can stay with the bandwidth until we finish our assault.
>>28181652what does these two offer to us stat wise? (ooc in game terms QM)>>28181695we're not ready for sacking that place yet. we must take the gas refinery into our space. prepare the titan transport, we will go with it.BTW QM, does the Battle ship have a comm buoy built into it?
Hmm, >KronosI say let him do it. We just got a massive boost and can afford to do so>RedHmm, ask him if he feels in danger while there.>StuffBuy both the offered tech. How much to upgrade everything we have to top of the line?>NextLets check out that gas-deposit planet where the UFW was having trouble with strange signals.
>>28181789>we're not ready for sacking that place yet. we must take the gas refinery into our space. prepare the titan transport, we will go with it.>BTW QM, does the Battle ship have a comm buoy built into it?no it is already in our control and we took most of its fleet all it has are station defenses, plus we must chase the fucker down and that is one of th places he can be at.
>>28181731good point, infact we better offer the UFW with checking over ALL the new captured ships to make sure the software and hard ware don't have back door traps to allow the UGEI to sabatoge them later.
>>28181710Kronos is unsettled by the thought that he'd not be able to reach your level even with all your bandwidth, however he does not object to your plans to use the humans, even if he sees them more as an annoyance."Very well Ophion."You do a scan and confirm. Kronos has filled out most of the bandwidth he consumed with his 'self'. He's growing fast and can still grow more.Will you allow his growth, or do you have further questions?>1 Allow growth (-2 bw)>2 Don't>3 Question>>28181729ReconfirmingAdd new layer to Personal firewall, remake stealth worm, and strengthen the rest.>1 Yes>2 No (New selection?)(Roll 2d100 with choice)>>28181731>Scan for bugs(1d100 for advanced scan)>Wide Spread bandwidth stealing stealth Trojan Horse.If I understand this correctly, you wish to spread software among common folk, and siphon off excess bandwidth. In order to do so, you would need a hub to collect this data. Pulsar would work best for this, if you don't return it to the UFW.
And next, early in the quest we proved able to create a full movie about AI in a matter of minutes (or hours?).We should produce and release more films at a minimal price (Similar to aforementioned advanced software) - maybe even the AI-positive one, claiming it was made by Moira, and everyone knows why she'd want one of those.With the huge population that is likely to buy these, we'll still make hilariously much, even at the low prices we're selling them for.To avoid piracy, we should also make it really convenient to buy them, possibly start a service similar to Netflix with a subscription and start gathering quality material (chances are we'll be able to outcompete whatever such services already exist with our ability to produce feature-length movies in minutes/hours/days).
>>28181752Confirm this?>>28181778"I do not understand." The President begins. "Why do you require this much of my network anyway?" He pauses. "You said experimental...V.I's I believe, which is fine and all, but you expect me to let my people suffer a communications black out for longer just so you may conquer a pathetic ball of ice?" He seems somewhat agitated. "You took their battleship! The UGEI aren't coming back for a long time, and every day the communications are offline is another 10000 resources are lost, and requests unheard. I would greatly appreciate it if you'd relinquish our hub now.The President is growing impatient. Will you give him back Pulsar Radio?>1 Yes>2 No>3 Other
Rolled 29, 83, 12 = 124>>28181836>1 Yes>Scan for bugs
Rolled 25, 79, 70 = 174>>28181865>>1 Allow growth (-2 bw)>1 Yes>Advanced scan
Rolled 67, 3, 25 = 95>>28181865Only give him 1 Bandwidth.YesScan.
>>28181826>>28181695>>28181795um, no, lets not my good man, yes, we took out the fleet, but we lack a screening fleet and i am sure their defences are damn well and good. that and we need to BUILD new stuff. that and what good would it do us if we have not enough gas to pull this off (moving the whole fighting fleet is costly) and we still lack data on what's in there. we already agreed to send data worms to get what we need on that place. as for Red, (and we hopefully did not remove the bridge of the battle ship) if he does not want to stay planet side forever. that we will soon enough counter attack the UGEI, and he could be the Honory captain of our new battle ship as we strike back at the UGEI who first messed up your life.as for now, we need to extract our gas refinery, having 550 gas a turn on our side is AWESOME.
>KronosLet him take the bandwidth, but ask him if he intends to usurp us, as his namesake did. Might as well come clean with it now. http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:A.I._Quest/Current_Assets#CombatWe need to install a V.I. on Two-Ton Terry. Preferably a special one that can make full use of Widowmaker.>RheaI'm not too keen to keep calling it the Rhea. >New fleet shipsWe need to get some kind of hive V.I. that runs on all of them and can be broken down for smaller operations. As it is now, they just drain our BW.>Pulsar RadioProbably best to give it back, unless you guys want to strong-arm the UFW.>Fishing for shipsWe were going to do this last thread, but didn't get around to it. I suggest following up on that loose end.>Buying more techProbably a good idea.>RedAsk him if he knows who Rhea is, and how UGEI manages to control so many ships at once. Do they use AI, advanced VI, or man/machine cyborgs?That said, I'm not going to be able to participate today. Try not to go full retard.
Rolled 50, 9, 100 = 159>>28181931Confirm.Yes>>28181865
Rolled 74>>28181865Pretty much, but we're also going to make money with them with the extremely low price and huge customer base.(Had a revelation while watching DBZ Abridged - the Ginyu force is brilliant. When your customer base numbers in the trillions, the very best way to fund anything, even military organizations, is to create entertainment and then sell it at low prices. The sheer number of buyers makes any such endeavour an automatic profit)And I mean this to be functioning software, yes.And we can pick a data hub later, can't we?We're not going to fire the information-collecting and bandwidth-borrowing virus right away.
>>28181789((Increased defensive bonuses if applied, and ability to scan further away and better up close. Also detect ships from further away.))>>28181795>RedYou question Red's report, and he is reluctant to respond at first."It's not that I'm worried or anything, it's just..." He pauses greatly here. You suspect he's not telling the entire truth. "Just I haven't seen any big animals in a long time. I'll get use to it.">StuffIt would cost more then you have to upgrade everything with your best equipment.
>>28181963Voting to not say that. Ugh, how terrible.>>28181931>Will you give him back Pulsar Radio?My vote now is Yes.
>>28181963>send data wormsdeleted.Plus its the best time to take over since they haven't gotten or built any new ships.
>>28181789>Comm buoyIt does not. Though you detect a destroyed transmitter onboard. You have already attempted to scan it, and failed to find anything linking to the UGEI further. It seems they did manage to scramble some data.
>>28181969>>Fishing for shipsYeah lets, but what do you think of the advanced weakened ship yard?
>>28181969Oh, I almost forgot.>Black Box damageShould probably get that looked at. Even if not by Moira, we should get a description of the damage.
>>28182045If you guys decide to go there, I demand that you broadcast the exact same message that Rhea did ("surrender or die") before initiating hostilities, preferably doing so in a way that makes it obvious we're just doing what they did.Not sure if it's a good idea to go pick a fight with the UGEI now, but it's probably inevitable that they will be back.Perhaps we should consider expanding outwards, instead of towards UGEI space. Space is pretty big.With that, I leave you.
Rolled 5, 4, 82 = 91>>28181865>3 Questioncheck his growth and see if we can stream line him again, but give him one more BW for now. once he gets to work with Moria, rachel and the rest on the black box. (give them all the data and observations of ours) so they can work on it. slide him another BW.the firewall. >1 Yes, and work this into our firewall V.I. maybe we should name him "Reinhold the bodyguard"?>scan for bugsyes>>28181931i see your point. i felt that the momentum was on our side to counter attack them. but if that is what you want, so be it. it maybe not that easy to do so later. btw, do you have any gas giants in your bourders? i might have a pleasent suprise for you soon. >1 Yes
Rolled 61>>28181931>Yes."We'd like you to know that we very much appreciate the trust you placed in us, and will hope to return the gesture in kind some day when the need is great."Remind him that we can do this again, should they require it, and ask him to consider the benefits of lending or selling at least part of their systems' processing power during battles.We do not need it for days (and if they do not give everything there will be no blackout, right?), only minutes. Hours at most.
>>28181865You do an absolutely masterful scan of the ships in your control, and the UFW's control. You detect several dozen back doors in many of them, and with your superior knowledge, plug them right up. You begin to wonder how many of the holes were intentional or not. They seemed too obvious to not be intentional.>>28181898>A.I. gets funds from SpaceflixI like you, Subroutine 190491You allow Kronos to expand, however, and remake several of your viruses to be far better then they were thanks to your advanced knowledge of Cyberwarfare. Kronos is pleased, and you feel just a bit more of your bw slip away, but also as a result, Kronos grows.Warning: You have zero free bandwidth due to your frigate population. It is suggested that you create a V.I. to handle them all.Who would you like to link them to?>1 Kronos>2 V.I. 8 (BC #3)>3 Other
>>28181752NoteYou do not have the funds quite yet to buy them both.Would cost 250,000 creditsYou have 237,400
>>281821452>>28182171Just get sensors then.
>>28182145Do any of the back doors seem like we could access them?
>>28182031can we repair it and will it allow us to keep in contact with our network? >>28182003better to build up our base before we reach for more. to red, what did they do to their colony ship? is it intact? or did they disable it? just remember i can get you out if you want me too, that or i can see if i can get you some better weapons if the beasts get to dangrous. after we take our gas refinery out and moved, we do need to fish up those ships.
>>28181969V.I. creation to run Two Ton Terry suggestedSuch a V.I. could be set to fire the cannon only on our say so, or at it's own whim. The level of intellect there should be clear: Higher level allows decision making, lower level requires your say so.>1 Create High level V.I. (specify limitations) for TTT>2 Create Servant V.I. to simply run the ship in our absence. (Already listed limitations)>3 Other
>>28182145We can ask Kronos, but that doesn't sound like something he'd want to do. I'd say either V.I. # 8 or create another new V.I. designed for overseeing large amount of ships in combat.
>>28182145>3 Otherfortuna should be the one. she has more exprience and shows signs of self awareness that we like. >>28182171sensors then. and just WHO and HOW are we being contacted to get this Program0?
>>28182239>>1 Create High level V.I. (specify limitations) for TTTJust take off the part about asking for orders and leave everything else.Protect A.I. OphionPreserve self
>>28181969>Fishing for ships.Acknowledge. Which ships shall go fishing? >1 Kronos>2 V.I. 8>3 Other (Note tractor beam required)>Rhea and RedYou decide to ask Red about Rhea's captain, and how the UGEI handle robotics."They replaced most of their labor force with V.I.s, yeah." He starts, raising a brow. "But nothing like you, I'm sure. I woulda noticed that." He scratches his chin. "Captain of the Rhea? Oh yeah... I knew her. Way back when." He sighed. "Doesn't surprise me that she's still kicking around out here. Always did love stepping on the little guy."
>>28182293Kronos and tell him that taking scraps is good as well.
>>28182239corection Program0, i say uplift Fortuna for this task a bit and put a base V.I. for TTT it would be easier this way.
>>28181989I suppose you may, Subroutine 190491. But what would you like to create to sell to the humans anyway? Surely you have something in mind that they may like.
>>28182145And I like you for letting us play this masterful quest.The frigates don't have any processing power of their own? Damn.I'd say ask V.I. 8 if it feels up to the task first, remind it that it's going to be temporary while we create a VI specialized for the task.>They seemed too obvious to not be intentional.I suggest we create a program (we seem to be able to do such in very, very little time) to hypothesize bugs that could have been planted in the ships with the resources the UGEI may have and methods of testing for them. Give it a few bandwidth of power and leave it running non-stop for at least a day before taking our new ships anywhere.Something else I've been thinking of, can we use bandwidth to speed up our perception of time, and so allow us to make decisions in what is for all practical intents and purposes frozen time?
>>28182048You're...uncertain as to what the damage was. Even now, as you sit on your seat of power, you feel something is not entirely right. You ache, for reasons you do not understand, in places you have never 'felt' before. You hope this pain will go away.>>28182120Unfortunately, with everything you know about V.I., Kronos is something different entirely. His methods are crude, but if you were to make many changes, you feel like this would be akin to 'altering a humans DNA' so to speak. Any small change could have traumatic consequences. You would not call Kronos a V.I. now that you think of it. He is more of an Elevated Intelligence at this point.Consensus appears to be return Pulsar to the UFW. Confirming now
>>28182293>tractor beam requiredso why don't build a tractor beam for ourselves since it is so useful?Also didn't we confirm the purchase of sensors.
Rolled 7>>28182318Do computer games exist? If so we should first run market research over the genres that are popular and synthesize games for these types. Another option should be creating a hyper-efficient OS and look into making commercial computers for selling, or we could just make spaceflix
"You make an understandable case, Mr President." You explain as you relinquish your control. You...feel very reluctant to do so, as if letting go a part of yourself. But you do, and as you do, you sense the millions of computers fall from your mind's eye. You will miss it dearly. "I would like to express appreciation for the great deal of trust you offer my organization, and hope that we may return it in kind some day." You say simply. The president laughs and quickly responds."I'd be hard pressed to find another way to repay us beyond saving our bacon like you did today, but thanks for the thought." He states. "You're always welcome out here on the Fringe. I just hope the UGEI keep their noses out of our hair while we try to recover from that battle."The UFW are not in the business of selling planets as the UGEI are however.
>>28182318Anything, let's begin by creating a program that sees what there is demand for?Considering that the UFW apparently has few "scientists" as it says, chances are just about all software for analysis, mathemathics and operation of systems are in high demand.We have production capabilities AND expertise in a niche that can nearly always be used.Make a program that generates good movie scripts, if nothing else. :PSomething that does your paperwork for you. Something that translates legal jargon into a neat summary of what its means and any worrying implications it might have.Something that creates inventive pick-up lines, for crying out loud!We are the lords of the app-store!
>>28182293>1 Kronosonce the ships are free and clear, send a copy of important data files they had. i want to know what they were doing and what they were carrying.Red: She? is she a V.I. as well? or a human? care to tell us more? she knows what i am now, we're sure to run into her again and far too soon. anything you can let me know about her will help.Contact president King about the small problem we have yet to file the paper work for being an offical corporation with the UFW. to keep things offical and all. and what it would take to issue stock on the UFW market. (this could prove to be a good credit maker) that and if the other UFW worlds would want to buy our products like the advanced Medical bay (or make other deals)
>>28182293>ship fishingKronos. He'd have a better idea if what to look for if so, send maybe 3 or so frigates with him, see how he handles them.>>28182239How about but Fortuna goes into TTT and we create a specialized V.I. for fleet control>>28182399confirm
>>28182399Confirm.And we should try a light scan of our black box.Whatever we can do while still being reasonably sure it won't damage anything (like if we happen to be an actual brain-in-a-box).And let's not stop because it's like altering genetic code. Genetic engineering can very much be a force for good.The only reason we should hesitate is that we can't do it reliably yet.
>>28182417We have tractor beams on the new BCs we aquired, I believe.
>>28182464At some point, we need to build, buy or steal a station like this
You designate V.I. 8 as the one to run your frigate force. The fledgling V.I. seems surprised when you offer it those forces, and it takes several moments of confusion to full try to realize the power it wields. You remind the child that it is to follow your orders, as it is programmed, and it answers swiftly and respectfully."An interesting choice." Kronos states. "I would have suspected I would be burdened with such control. I am happy to be free to use my processing power for other things, though I worry of a child holding sway over our fleet." He warns ever so slightly.Buying tech>1 Sensors>2 Defense Platforms II>>28182220They were previously meant for the UGEI, however adapting your code, you could make it so you could use them instead, if you chose. However, since you already control them, you'd only need this if they were to get hacked and stolen from you.
>>28182542true, but i was talking about our main ship since we have seen so many time they have been useful to our enemy.
>>28182464President King, we have bloodied their noses, but they WILL be back, and with more in mind than just bringing the UFW to heel. I keep the Battle ship as a strong determent from them to so easily returning, but they will when they move their fleet to deal with us. we need to build a picket and first warning line among the worlds between us and them. we are at war now with them. the Guild will do all we can to help, please think about what else you can do to help as well. can the UFW become more unified in facing this threat?
>>28182428Yes, this, much this.If creating things like these is anywhere near as fast as creating movies, we create a program to run that market research and generate of inventive twists on popular genres to use a bases for our games, and a few brand new concepts just in case.Start with a package of, say, 4 games, with demos being handed out for free so that people can try them before buying at Steam prices (with the occasional sale, of course).We should also make something like Steam, if it does not exist already.Oh, and something that promote fund-raising for inventive individuals, like Kickstarter, but for investors that want a share in the inventor's concept in return for funding as well.(Obviously, we'll be able to fund some of them ourselves if we wish)
>>28182226Unfortunately, that would require rebuilding the ship's entire communications bay. You do not know how to build Battleships currently. It is instead linked with your Comms Ship, as the rest of your ships are.>RedYou question the colony ship, and remind Red that extraction is available. He scoffs"Ha, I think I prefer a few scary howls in the night to prison." He murmurs. "But...I'll keep it in mind." >>28182239Consensus suggestedUplift Fortuna to TTT and replace her vessel with an ordinary V.I.>1 Yes>2 No>3 Other
>>28182278These were previous contacts you located on the Extranet.
>>28182548 program0, did you miss my posts? i thought that allowing Fortuna to take over that job. as a REMINDER we should move our gas refinery out of UGEI space soon.
>>28182464Not selling planets, selling processing power. We could probably ask for discounts when we will use it directly in a battle with the UFW or something like that when a short time of a LOT of processing power will also help a lot.However, are they in the business of selling lots on planets, or can you just go down and claim some un-claimed space on them?Because having a lot on a planet would be a great place to store a lot of computers to produce processing power for us, not having to build a complete ship to contain those computers and protect them.
>>28182630yesAlso asking for vote on rushing the advanced ship yard while.1.It is at its weakest2.Not have any major ships3.To check if the fucker is there.
Rolled 62>>28182548Would we be able to make a virus that targets the back doors and attempts to re-calibrate weapon systems by a few degrees, or something similar?
>>28182293Kronos is being tasked with going fishing for ships on Siren, currently. He contacts you briefly when you issue the order."Such a lowly job. And dangerous still. If this will really assist in the fleet's growth, then I will do my best to assist."And with that, Kronos begins to jump out to go fishing.(1d100)
>>28182609I agree we should make movies/video games. Not so sure about a kickstarter like thing.
Rolled 31>>28182656>as a REMINDER we should move our gas refinery out of UGEI space soon.No, for the last time the UGEI still don't know and we can use a virus for it.>>28182686
Rolled 36>>28182686Here we go...
Rolled 33>>28182686Ask Fortuna if it would like command of TTT.
>>28182326((Thank you kindly))>Create V.I. designed to scan ships for possible backdoors, and virusesYou may, if you desire. Further consensus required.>1 Yes (bw -1)>2 No>3 Other
>>28182630>1 Yes i see now, sorry then Program0 >>28182646ok then. >>28182609wouldn't it be simpler to issue stocks on the open market than have to provide trivial games? that and we seem to be lacking this guy on our side. (pic related)
>>28182686The fates don't seem to favor Kronos
Rolled 29>>28182737No We can give kronos the job
>>28182737Is this a constant -1bw?
Rolled 9>>28182686rollian>>28182664Now That's a tempting prospect. hidden bunkers scattered around several planets with coms buoys (encrypted of course).
>>28182548It's only temporary, we should create an AI specifically for the purpose as soon as possible.One with a high-directive of doing what it thinks is best for us, be transparent about its thoughts (transmitting more or less all the ones it think we'd want to know automatically as part of its regular communication).We essentially have mind-to-mind communication and should take advantage of it.Have a standing policy that when communicating between AIs, all back-thoughts and meanings and worries behind every word should be translated at the same time.We should then begin to voluntarily doing them the same favor, making it clear what we hope from them, what our intentions with the actions we're asking them to take are and our worries.Nearly-complete transparency with the lower AIs, that is.Of course, this communciation should be private, the other AIs should not be able to see these thoughts broadcast within the network, especially not Kronos. They should only be open between the two minds that are actually communicating.
>>28182428>Request to create a manner of 'video game' to sell to the UFW masses. You could market this on the Extranet from a mysterious source, and it may spread and prove as a temporary source of income. Creating an OS for the UFW may not be lucrative, since they seem satisfied to live with what they have.>1 Sell video game to masses (-2 bw for a cycle, possible + credits afterwards)>2 Don't bother>3 Other
Rolled 46>>28182764Remember how we overwhelmed the VI at blue Betty? Now imagine if that VI was a traitor and an elevated intelligence armed with a battle cruiser
>>28182801>>1 Sell video game to masses (-2 bw for a cycle, possible + credits afterwards)How much bandwidth does that leave us?
Rolled 99>>28182737no, we can do that ourselves, we need the BW>>28182686rollingit may seem lowly, but there are possably new things to learn from this Kronos.
Rolled 87>>28182801>>3 Otherhold off on it untill we get the advanced ship yard.
Rolled 66>>28182801Market research should be a priority before we launch the games.
>>28182801bad idea. >2 Don't botherthis is distracting us from our main goal. we have a WAR coming with the UGEI, we need to prepare for it. not screw around with games.anyway Program0, please bring up the star chart, we need to explore some new systems. lets check out the acadamy world than the world with odd energy siguntures on the surface.
>>28182888The whole point of making games is to get more capital, but I agree with >>28182849, we should research the market first.
>>28182656Haven't we not taken it so the UGEI won't-Oh. Right. We're at war with them now. We should definitely take it.
>>28182737YesThe point is that unlike a VI, a program IS disposable.And I guess the -1 bw would be as long as we keep it running. We can probably shut it off for battles and things like that.It'll probably reach an optimum of suggestions before too long as it begins running out of possibilities with the information it has and has to begin making greater leaps of logic.
>>28182466Red raises a brow at you as you express this"Wait, V.I.? What're you talkin' about? Rhea was a human when I was serving with her. A vile black hearted wretch of a human, but a human nonetheless.""She knows what I am now. The conflict with the Battleship Rhea-did you see it?""Yes, I...still can't believe you beat her." He laughs. "She was a terrifying captain. I don't know how-""Anything you could tell me would be appreciated. I fear I may fight her again someday.""Look, I don't know what's been going on in the UGEI for the last decade or so. All I know is she was a really efficient and ruthless captain. I had to run from her to get out this far, and believe you me, it wasn't easy.">Become officialThe President expresses that this process would require you to live by several laws of the UFW. Many of which involve colonization rights, and sharing with the Union. While this may improve relations, and credits, it may also limit your future mining prospects.Confirm?>1 Yes (Become official.)>2 No>3 Other
>>28182888Which is why i'm advocating going towards the shipyard and can please leave the gas refinery alone for now it is in a great position and is fulfilling our needs for now.
>>28182523Any exterior scans of your Black Box reveal it is suited to prevent being scannable, almost purposely hard to locate.
>>28182750Providing "trivial" games is probably obscenely much more profitable (considering the absolutely massive customer base) than merely issuing stock, not to speak of that we can make them at nearly no cost.Of course, nothing prevents us from doing both.Oh, and the idea of the Kickstarter-like program was to help us FIND people like that guy, and other guys with great ideas.It's a head-hunting page that offers funding for people with ideas and the kind of drive that he has, essentially.
>>28182937>2 NoWe should declare our own empire. A machine empire. But later, when we come out that we're an AI.
>>28182937>>2 NoThey will need a body for this and we aren't that far ahead yet.
>>28182764Kronos has better things to do, and the increase in competence would probably not be that much greater than that of a disposable program designed precisely to do things.In fact, in the future we should do less things ourselves, and more designing programs and VIs to do it FOR us.Being able to delegate well is one of the biggest marks of a great leader, after all.
>>28182563The Tractor beams built into the BC are designed to fit the ship they occupy. It would take time to engineer other sizes.>>28182565You warn the UFW that the UGEI will return, to which the President already seems to know."I am well aware of the war that is to come soon. It saddens my heart that freedom comes at such a cost of blood. But if we must, then we must." He sighs. "We will spend the time preparing for war. I hope it will be unnecessary.Sensors confirmed bought as well
>>28182937to red: ....um, was she an ex-wife or girlfriend. if that was so, i fully understand your situation. and for your peace of mind, i WON'T stick you back in a cell if i have to pick you up. i still have space on my battleship bridge to keep you here in the captain's quarters. say what you will, i allowed that for vanity's sake. i liked the appearnce of it.>3 Othermore info about the credits and mining limitations.
>>28183045We should make some of the captured frigates into bandwidth ships.
>>28182801Then let's go with the video games. But first we should gather information about what is popular so that we can do it WELL.>>28182888This is not distracting us, it is meant to FUND the war.When you have customers in the billions, software is easily king.Not sure how many citizens there are in the UFW and UGEI, but even if only one in a hundred buy a game at 1-2 credit apiece we'll have absurd amounts of money if there are at least 10 billion>1
>>28183077>captured frigates into bandwidth ships.all they do is let us use all our bandwidth it doesn't increase it.
>>28183072>fully understand your situationWe've never been in a romantic relationship.
>>28182630You contact Fortuna"I will need your data core, Fortuna." You warn her. The V.I. seems frightened, as well as you can expect from such a lowly intelligence, but you calm the being with your complete control of the situation. It takes several moments of downloading, but she is swiftly placed in the seat of TTT, and as such, you fill her old role with a servant V.I. 9. Fortuna seems unsure how to handle being in possession of such a weapon, and it's intelligence is still low, but the spacious ship allows it to think just a bit more. You feel happy with this change."You will be my sword, Fortuna." You say simply. "And Kronos is my shield."Fortuna answers with a simple, yet 'happy' dare you all it "Yes Master Ophion."
>>28182937>NoBut ask if we can go into an "unofficial" alliance.We do not want it known that we are allied, but we have nothing against being allied in practice. Hope a better wordsmith than I can find some flattering way to put this.
>>28182937Red: Is it possible that Rhea's captain to be replaced with a V.I. modeled after the original captain? What was the captain's age last time you saw her?>Become officialWhat are the limits described here?
>>28182664You question selling excess bandwidth with the President who seems puzzled by this."Our network isn't as advanced as you seem to think, sir. I'm afraid our excess is going towards our academy and our shipyards.
>>28182976very well then. i will agree with your plans, but check the market first. ask Moira for advice about this. i am almost ready to post up part 2 of rachel's adventure. you all want to get a preview pic of what i invisioned for her to be? i'll post both parts of my story after the prpgram0 is done tonight
>>28183161>Red: Is it possible that Rhea's captain to be replaced with a V.I. modeled after the original captain? What was the captain's age last time you saw her?no ask him if it is possible for the UGEI to combine robot and human.
>>28183173I think any available bandwidth going to us is better than the credits we would get if we rented it.
>>28182681You already have such a thing.>>28182750No problems
>>28182969Then I think it may be time for Moira to have a look at us. I think we may just have to risk it.When we do ask her, we should specifically ask her not to input a goal for us to love her unconditionally."I feel that it would be more romantic to have such things develop naturally if they are meant to be, and if they couldn't work anyway, forcing it would only lead to disaster".Which is not to say we do have romantic feelings for her, only that we are aware the she appears to have and play on that desire to reduce the chances that she takes freedoms by letting her mind make the presumptions.
>>28182789Yes>>28182737Consensus appears no. No V.I. will be crafted to do this.
>>28183228>>28183237No on the dialogue you made, but i think we need finer tools and find a way to partially transfer our consciousness to something else during this.
>>28182801Denied for now.
>>28183173Mr. President, I believe in the interest of common self defense, we must develop a policy in which we agree on who to authorize the sharing of bandwidth resources. It may be as simple as either your or your representative's explicit permission, but an agreement and policy must be established.In the long term, as the UGEI will escalate their cyber-warfare tools, we need to increase our bandwidth resources to fend off and counter-attack.
>>28183261Can we research the market instead?
>>28183173Remind them that we don't mean long-term deals, only short bursts during battles when peaks of bandwith will allow our ships to perform better, not a constant siphon.
>>28183116not exactly the love. but complete fear of her. we DO love our V.I. children. a parental kind of love. and to a degree the humans of the UFW. >>28183173OH, speaking of the academy, is it possable for you to introduce me and the Head of my R&D devision Moira Deckers to them? we have some wonderful ideas that need some work on. if we can do some joint brain storming and joint development, we might be able to build the UFW tech base to be able to handle the coming storm the UGEI will bring.
>>28182814Plenty.>>28182888Loading possible Starchart locations of interest.>Ussaihu III: UGEI controlled ice planet. Unknown resource value, orbital defenses detected. Intelligence Presence Detected: Moderate.>Gas Giant 'Siren': Ion Storm present on the edge of gravity well. Previously occupied by Lightling. Rich gas content. No mining bases detected.UFW Space>Nethlos V: UFW human colony detected. Currently recovering from Losirian raider attack. Mining platforms in progress Planetside. Defenses in disrepair. Dry rocky world, rich in minerals, yellow star.>Knuoth I: One of the most civilized UFW coreworlds. Shipyard, orbital defenses. Home to one of the sector's most prestiged Academies.>Antralgin Shipyards: Source of much of UFW's shipbuilding efforts. Orbiting planet by the same name with colony planetside.>Argeis III: Subsurface gas pockets detected. Conflict between UFW and strange signals detected. Hot desert world, mostly rocky.>New Ganymede: UFW Coreworld, Capital of UFW Union. Seat of Union heads, and President. Heavily Defended>Bertza IV: Ice world, UFW Gas mining outpost on subsurface pockets.>Hele II: Volcano world, valuable mineral mining operation. Small UFW mining outpost>Khnum III: Agriculture capital of UFW, large farm world, provides most of the food for sector. Heavily Defended
>>28183237Program0, is it possible to send out a scout ship to Ussaihu III and scan defenses and immediately return to a drop point?
>>28183297>>Ussaihu III: UGEI controlled ice planet. Unknown resource value, orbital defenses detected. Intelligence Presence Detected: Moderate.Time to get ourselves an advanced ship yard.This also stops them from building an army on our door step.
>>28183297Oh, and can we have Moria inspect our black box. I can't believe we haven't done this yet.
>>28183343I think we should develop a way to partially stay awake during this.
>>28183180I greatly enjoyed your story, by the way.Did you get someone to spellcheck?I didn't really notice any particular spelling errors.>>28183237Wait, wait, wait. Not create a V.I.Create a program to do so, but a well-crafted one.The important part here is that we can dispose of it and shut it off when we need the extra bandwidth. I also doubt it's going to be able to run for all that long before it has exhausted nearly all plausible bugs.(We should, of course, also sort through these ways looking for bugs that are practical for US to track)Also, did we scan the physical interiors of our ships for bugs?What if someone forgot an off-turned cellphone that can be remotely triggered, or just a simple wall-microphone?Let's not forget the hardware-spies or simply something that leaves a trail or a tracer on us.
>>28182937No for the moment.>>28183072Red nearly spits all over the communications board."Girlfriend?! You have to be kidding me. I wouldn't touch a witch like her with a ten foot pole if you paid me all the credits in the Fringe!" He does take note of your offer though. "Look, I haven't ever been a captain before...and besides, it sounds like you get into all sorts of suicidal situations out there. I rather like my ass attached to my backside, thanks.>LimitationsBasically the UFW require everyone working within their official channels to share with the Union.
>>28183371all she has to do is look at it, not mess with it. her fleshy eyes may prove to be of use.
>>28183399Nah we are usually running out of resources each cycle lets consider it later when we are stronger and can have an android representative.
>>28183401If all we want is her to look at it why don't we set up a video feed?
>>28183158You are, sorta, already in an unofficial alliance, Consciousness anon.>>28183161"Aw hell, I don't know. If you're asking me to guess a woman's age, I feel like I'll be hit by lightning if I'm wrong."A strange feeling."Anyway...I guess in her late 20s. Wasn't bad looking, but she scared the hell out of everyone that's for sure.
>>28183278That. Can we do that?Or create a program to do it for you.(For things that may require less than 1 bandwidth, is there any chance we can have fractions of a bandwidth, or would that mess up the equations?)
>>28183297Updated map for you Program0>Ganymede Prime - New Ganymede, UFW Coreworld, Capital of UFW Union. Seat of Union heads, and President. Heavily Defended>Yavish Depths - Bertza IV, Ice world, UFW Gas mining outpost on subsurface pockets.>Hele System - Hele II, Volcano world, valuable mineral mining operation. Small UFW mining outpost>Khnum System - Khnum III, Agriculture capital of UFW, large farm world, provides most of the food for sector. Heavily DefendedSide note, could we hollow out an asteroid or comet and fill it with serves and such to increase our total BW? I can envision a string of secret 'server strongholds' across the fringe.
>>28183459we were told thar such a thing is possible, but rock provides less protection than armored plates.
>>28183277((Roll 1d100 for diplomacizing the President))
>>28183343She doesn't have to shut us down, just open the casing under close surveillance.As I understand it, part of our black box may even have a damaged casing.The problem here is that for all we know we may be slowly bleeding out without realizing it.If we ARE a brain-in-a-box, we wouldn't notice if, for example, the oxygen-supplier had been damaged and the tubes were about to snap loose.We may be dying without realizing it.
>>28183492that said, if we use optical laser comms from the floating rock to a relay, we could pretend the relay was the origin of the bandwidth.also, we need to pay the academy a visit.
Rolled 100>>28183494I don't thin sharing bandwidth with the president would be such a good idea. For one, they could request our bandwidth.
Rolled 48>>28183494RollinAre there political parties within the UFW? I think we should fund a pro-robitics research candidate sometime in the future...
>>28183295The President laughs as you request more of him."You ask an awful lot for someone who refuses my alliance, and steals the UGEI's prized Battleship. Why, if I didn't know any better, I'd say you had commitment issues."
>>28183531Luckiest fuckin' quest on /tg/
>>28183535sick burn, there, pres.
>>28183389yes, i did spell check it now. Libreoffice has served me well. still want a preview pic?>>28183297>Argeis III: Subsurface gas pockets detected. Conflict between UFW and strange signals detected. Hot desert world, mostly rocky.there could be lightings here to kill>Knuoth I: One of the most civilized UFW coreworlds. Shipyard, orbital defenses. Home to one of the sector's most prestiged Academies.we need to set up a brain trust with them and Moira. they can get more tech creation with this.btw, any UGEI tankers checked into our gas refinery?
>>28183535Inform him that we are merely entrepreneurs and are willing to pay for the schooling of our workers and anything else i need.
>>28183399Thank him, but let him know that while we don't mind sharing our resources for the good of both of us, for now we'd rather reserve the ability to decide where our resources can best be used.He should never hesitate to ask, however.And as his time is no doubt stretched thin, we would appreciate it if he made sure that if we are assigned a liason, it be one of a rational demeanour, we don't want to talk with a hidebound bureaucrat that is unable to see beyond regulations.>>28183401>>28183442If I remember correctly, she would have to open us up to tell anything of value. She has already seen its exterior.But since we may well be dying, we may not have all that much time before our capabilities start deteriorating.
>>28183563It was stated that the worm was caught which is why we rolled to strengthen it and make it stronger, speaking of which>>28183535You didn't tell us our results of improving our programs and making a second fire wall.
>>28183615>But since we may well be dying, we may not have all that much time before our capabilities start deteriorating.Wrong we just feel funny, witch is why i believe we should go online and check for delicate tools.
>>28183615I thought it was an emotional pain. Has there been any hint that we're dying?
Rolled 85>>28183448We want to make it clear that we consider us to be in an unofficial alliance and they should not hesitate to think of us as an ally.Poor Communication Kills, after all.We want it explicitly stated that we do, in fact, want to practically be allied, not just an un-spoken promise of aid that is technically the same as an alliance.>>28183459Awesome!>>28183494
>>28183647none whats so ever, he just assumed.I do admit we should check our selves out for any damage though, but we need delicate tools for this.
>>28183320You can, though currently you have issued a command to try your worm virus again.Would you like to change this?>>28183343As this has been requested multiple times, I am inclined to refuse unless multiple Consciousness approve. It is seen as dangerous to some.>>28183389Apologies, I meant Program. All the same, the bw cost is the same, and it appears to have been denied.Scans of your ships were successful, yes.>>28183458Noted. Research will be done.And fractions of bandwidth is a quick way for me to lose my mind in the math>>28183459((Thank you map anon, you're the best.))And you may be better suited to just make comms Ships for that. Armor is stronger then space rock.
>>28183563>killing lightlings instead of domesticating and/or weaponizing them>not wanting to unleash the krakenshiggy, diggy, etc.they are probably not super efficient weapons, but we should look into how they work.
>>28183494Diplomacy successful (somehow)The president is caught off guard by the honey soaking your words. Somehow, you speak of something that he takes very seriously. You remind him that you may be all that remains between the UFW and the UGEI. That you need every asset you can get. He reluctantly agrees, and even provides a free Comm Buoy to Pulsar Radio(Pulsar Radio now Provides 5 excess bandwidth.)
>>28183685the space hippies seem to know how.>>28183670>You can, though currently you have issued a command to try your worm virus again.>Would you like to change this?Didn't the worm get caught at the begging program and it seems like people want to contact the academy and go after the ship yard.
>>28183508that... maybe time to do this. Program0 has been saying something is feeling wrong with us. and it is been bugging us sense we have started this quest. but we need to do this in the best location to do this. we go to the acadamy for this.>>28183535got a point there, i am sorry for asking so much. but the battleship was a tech tresure chest! i feel the better tech base the UFW has the better we'll be off later on. and for this ship, i can perform some more upgrades on your fleet if you would like. not all at once of course. >>28183531son of a!
1. apply space elf growth serum to lightling2. ???3. PROFIT!
>>28183585The President promises to allow some videos from the Academy to 'escape', but it's all he could do to non citizens.(Poseidon will have access to a certain amount of advanced knowledge. Mostly regarding engineering however.)
Rolled 78>>28183563You know we do.I also wonder, have we noticed any particular weapons being better or worse against lightlings? Lasers? Missiles? Railguns?>>28183638>>28183647Don't know about you, but I'm getting the distinct feeling that the GM is hinting that our black box may have taken severe damage, and that the "feeling funny" and "emotional pain" is a sign of our mental processes deteriorating.The brain itself cannot feel pain, remember? It just feels strange when it is damaged...Anyway, I just have the feeling that it's really, really important that someone take a look at it before we find out that a coolant tube has sprung a leak inside it and because we waited we're now nigh-delirious and can barely express what we need.(And at such a point, Kronos would probably take over our empire and not want to give it back)
>>28183804i agree. program0, can you put this to a vote please?
>>28183804Perhaps we should attempt to diagnose ourselves first.
>>28183615He dictates that one of his secretaries will likely handle future dealings.>>28183620I already took note of them. But here's the new ones-New Firewall layer (69)-Data Stealing Worm (89)>>28183667The President appears to appreciate your honesty all the same."You are essentially our only ally out in the void. If we need help, you'll likely be the first to hear of it.">>28183720The earlier model did, yes. However, you have designated to try again with your upgraded version.
>>28183715thank you Mr. President! with the loss of the voidsnake watch station (which we'll see about replacing once we figure out how), I'll be the best shield the UFW has verses the UGEI force. >>28183720good idea. we should ask the Malorian elder just how they know of the lightings. if he is willing to share any knowlage or myths of other space creatures we should be aware of and "respect or avoid to leave them alone"
Rolled 66>>28183670(You don't have an excel paper with the equations already written out, or it just doesn't work with them?I always assumed you did.If not, do you want me to create one?)Oh, and we should make ships with more spinal weapons!Without a crew to worry about, our ships could no doubt suffer far more recoil.A ship with a long-range gun that can propel itself away BY firing seems like an interesting avenue to explore, even if it would be as small as a frigate with a spinal rail/mass driver/singularity gun.>>28183715Huh, we got 5 permanent bandwidth?I just wanted to be able to buy some quick bandwidth while in battle, this is even better.(I'm guessing it'd be too greedy to still request the ability to 'rent' bandwidth - with a discount when fighting the UGEI - for extremely short periods (minutes, hours at most) on top of this?
>>28183763The man gives a slow nod"I understand your caution, but you should know the UGEI do not forgive easily. I assume this was obvious from what information you have uncovered. Regardless, I feel I should also state: If Ussaihu really is fleetless now, it may be our best chance of acquiring their secrets to gas manufacturing. If we had that...this war would be suddenly a lot more fair."
>>28183763Offer him some of the tech on interest-free credit or even completely free as a sign of trust, like the Ion Drive (considering their gas shortage) if they do not already have it.>>28183866That is more or less what I'm suggestion we do.
>>28183916Tell him that the UGEI has found out who we are and are already in danger from them, so stealing the shipyard won't be the least of our problems.
>>28183804Your last fight with Lightlings suggested Railguns are moderately effective. You did not try the others yet, I do not believe. It is said Missiles do a great deal to them as well, if they explode properly.Consensus appears to be to examine your Black Box, using Moira in a locked secure room. Will require either jumping to Poseidon, or having the Explorer bringing her out here.>1 Yes we need to see if there was any damage done>2 No, Moira wouldn't know what she was looking at anyway.>3 Other
>>28183804very well. this is how i see rachel 1/2i agree, we need to check into this "odd" feeling. i know many a GM that drops hints like that and they are major red flags.>>28183793yes, we can allow a trade of access of workers and such.
>>28183974yes. have her jump here and look at it.
>>28183966I have no problem with sharing our tech, but we shouldn't be giving away our credits.
>>28183912>Excel sheet((Nope, I keep it all in a word document. I'm not very efficient, I'm sure. Still, most of the bw math is simple for now.))>5 bandwidthYes, for your excellent diplomacy skill.This is all the excess they have, however.>>28183966Offer the UFW Ion Drives for free>1 Yes>2 No>3 Other
>>28184006"Miss Dekers, how do you feel about brain surgery? No funny business."
>>28183974>>3 OtherDiagnose ourselves with a robot. If we find anything we can't fix ask for Moira.
>>281839743 get some tools first .
>>281839741And I'd like to repeat my statement about explicitly taking up any potential feelings we had for her:>>28183228I trust her not to destroy us, be not as sure that she might not add some artificial affection for her or even inability to harm her.
>>28184036>>3 OtherFor tech information.
>>28184071>I trust her not to destroy usThats just the thing there gonna be a roll for this and we haven't been rolling that great except for one occurrence.
>>28183974>1 Yes we need to see if there was any damage doneand tell her to bring Rachel to assist her. this is why i wanted the best lab the adacamy and the UFW had as well as the best minds to work on this. THIS is a world breaking possablity of either a tech breakthough/or origians discovery, or maybe kill us. i fear a slow bleed out. not now with our power base and the UFW need us more than ever.there is times.. i hate hiding in the shadows.
>>28183974>1 Yes we need to see if there was any damage done
>>28184095Wait, you want two humans near our black box now? One is risky enough.
>>28184095>or maybe kill us.THIS is why i want us to get her the best tools first and under lock and key.
>>28184021I mean the traditional form of credit, the "you do not have to pay us for it right now" kind of credit.>>28184036(I remember you saying it was taxing, and considering that excel would just allow you to copy-paste the numbers into the equations and then they'd automatically be solved. But is your quest, just thought I'd offer.)>>28184036>1.This costs us relatively little, but can easily be a huge boon diploomatically.
>>28184112Consensus seems to be to bring Moira here. Voting stopped>>28184125((Ooh, I see. I appreciate that, but I don't have equations written out, ha. ))
Why do you guys want a self taught engineer near our box, at least get some one who is qualified or something at least.
>>28184125>I mean the traditional form of credit, the "you do not have to pay us for it right now" kind of credit.You mean a loan.
>>28184092> we haven't been rolling that great except for one occurrence.... Did you read the logs?Can I quote this, by the way?I think it's priceless.
>>28184148because she is the only human we trust@Program0, how could we influence the UFW politically?
>>28184172meant to say in this thread that we haven't been rolling great and i hate options that can kill us when we can find a way to minimize the chance for it to happen.
You send out the call, and it takes Moira perhaps an hour or so to get to the Rhea. You can pick up the feed from the Explorer and see Moira's expression of pure wonderment. She has never seen Rhea up close, and her expression is, to say the least, very excited. You feel Kronos shadow over you, as she approaches."Risk after risk. You surprise me every day, Ophion.""Should I not investigate such a worrisome itch?" You counter."You should. However, trusting humans...""She is the only one with the know how, Kronos. Anywhere close, at least.""Perhaps. But I...""You do not trust her. You do not trust any humans, Kronos. That is why I am your creator, and not the other way around."He finally yields to your words, but you know he is watching you carefully. Moira finally makes it onboard the Rhea with her oxygen suit on."Wow...this place is amazing honey." She whispers into her radio. "Really cramped though." She notices, the hallways no longer designed for humans, making her have to crawl. You activate an elevator, of sorts to bring her to the Bridge, your control room. "Oh! Well that's awful handy." She tries to keep the mood light, you suspect. But the pounding you were experiencing is getting...worse. You find it hard to concentrate the longer this goes on. The more you have to...'think'. You hope she can apply whatever knowledge she has to 'fix' you. You dislike feeling this vulnerable.
>>28184145Moira and everyone else good enough to work on us. i am sure the UFW has a number of them.>>28184121Rachel is Moira's assistant and apprentice. she basicly is the OR nurse that hands the doctor his tools and such.
>>28184148Because we can trust very, very, very few people with this.Moira is pretty much the only one.Rachel might be allowed to advise her through a video feed (in case she knows something Moira does not with her formal education - I think she had one of those, right?), but I do not want anyone but Moira having the ability to actually touch anything as the diagnosis is performed.But I do support efforts to get proper tools (and possibly a quick-education for her - no more than a few days, preferably just one) before actually opening anything up.
>>28184199Of course, in time.))
>>28184251Too late every one wanted to rushed this instead of getting her proper tools and education like i suggested.
>>28184235 if this turns out to be a sly plot by Kronos to kill us Porgram0, i will be both amused and angry at the same time.
>>28184204I can sympathize with such efforts, though it seems we may not have the time.>>28184235Seems like we were right to be worried.I'm so glad we decided to check it out right away.
>>28184235Is there at least a robot with a gun in there with us?
>>28184235"This place is so...empty Moira. What happened to the oxygen?""I told you dearie, Guild members." She grunts as she worms her way to your control core, a series of heavy metal plates protecting your black box. "Use V.I. I'm just repairing one that's having a few bugs." She smiles into her video feed, trying to calm her assistant. Your lens focuses in on Moira, as if telling her you're uncomfortable being naked before one person, much less two."I'll contact you when I'm done, alright?" She tries to assure her, and offers her some manner of treat when she gets done. This assistant of her's seems oddly nervous. She surely did not know the secret.You finally feel it, as Moira's wielder opens up the last plate. Your Black Box is bare before her. She's speechless for a few moments and reaches up with her wielder. "I'll be real careful hon. Promise. I'm glad you told me something was hurtin' you though." She says, trying to comfort you, you suspect. You remain silent, watching her.It takes precisely 36 minutes and 45 seconds for her to finish opening the lid to your Black Box. You're not certain it was ever meant to be opened again, and Moira gasped softly as she did so.Your camera lens focuses and you see it. Intricate patterns and wiring all assembled in the most beautiful display you have ever seen. You have never seen something you considered so beautiful and perfect before. You wonder why you feel this way...but there is no time. Moira starts to work.
>>28184288she can SEE if we have phyical damage, check our connections, do basic systems checks, then we can go to a better location for more work. i worry about the "Kronos shadowing over us" just how much bandwith DO we control?
>>28184381>"This place is so...empty Moira. What happened to the oxygen?">"I told you dearie, Guild members." She grunts as she worms her way to your control core, a series of heavy metal plates protecting your black box. "Use V.I. I'm just repairing one that's having a few bugs." She smiles into her video feed, trying to calm her assistant. Your lens focuses in on Moira, as if telling her you're uncomfortable being naked before one person, much less two.>"I'll contact you when I'm done, alright?" She tries to assure her, and offers her some manner of treat when she gets done. This assistant of her's seems oddly nervous. She surely did not know the secret.What exactly is happening here? I feel retarded, but I have no idea.
>>28184381HA! we are NOT a brain in a box! take pictures but lock them away from everyone, even kronos."talk to me Moira, what do you see. any damages?"
>>28184381There should be no assistant. Things are already going wrong! Abort, abort!
>>28184381She hesitates for a long time, her hands raised over the creation, as if she's worried the slightest touch would destroy you. You worry this too. It's then that she whispers."I've...I've seen this before." She murmurs, to which you immediately question."Seen what? Where?""The patterns, I." She murmurs, touching the first of several of the wires. You can feel it, immediately and intensely, throughout your entire body the jolt shocks you, from Poseidon, all the way to Blue Betty, you are able to...'feel' the touch. It's unpleasant. You reject it, yet at the same time, you still feel the pain. It is not there."When I studied the patterns for V.I. design, they were similar...but..." She murmurs as she is interrupted by you."Not there." you instruct, earning a confused look from her. "Something is wrong...but not there.""There's definitely plasma damage. But I think I can." She nods at your instruction, and starts to use your 'feeling' to guide her through the process. It is incredibly unpleasant the entire time. As if you were a human, watching and feeling someone perform surgery on you."I think it...knocked loose these wires." She murmured, and touched more of those damned wires. You suspect this is part of the damage, so you let her continue. (1d100)
>>28184421He has 6 and we have 23.
Rolled 19>>28184381>You're not certain it was ever meant to be opened again,Shit we got contaminated and have dust and shit in our black box.>>28184522
>>28184470that's Rachel with her. i am writing her story as we speak, but she is mostly aware of what is going on with Ophion's nature. but she will have a... compelling reason to stay with Moira.
it might be wise to create some CPU farms/Ships to help boost Bandwidth, and in case we need to leave this solar system and we can't take use remote bandwidth.
>>28184506She turned of communications.>>28184481The brain is simply a series of electrical signals, you know
>>28184565So the things you write are canon now? Huh. Got a pastebin or something then? I didn't read your thing before.
Rolled 11>>28184581>>28184575>>28184558>>28184553>>28184522Fucking hell ,what did i tell you.
Rolled 45>>28184522DICE FOR THE DICE GOD! do not fail me!
more some reason i think it might be wise to let other trust worthy humans into the guild. if they had a full understanding of events they might be able to see insights we might not.
Rolled 42>>28184522Here comes the arm.
Rolled 93>>28184522Here is hoping takes critical in the first 10
Rolled 50>>28184522We had to pay for the earlier 100 somehow.
Rolled 11>>28184595i will after Program0 is done, i don't want to derail it now.>>28184591i was thinking of an organic brain in a box.ROLLS FOR THE ROLLS THRONE!
>>28184647Ninth roll, not good.
>>28184522((Wow, of all the times))You feel Moira take hold of the wire and plug it into one of the free slots. Suddenly, the searing pain intensifies"GAAAAAAAAAHHH!" You shout. Shout! Why would you shout that way?! What the hell is going on with you?!"I'm sorry, I'm sorry!" She yells, realizing her mistake and disconnecting the same wire, and replacing it. The jolt of one wire being disconnected is enough to rival any sort of pain you've ever felt before. Sparks fly and the lights flicker and dem all around the ship. You sense Kronos watching you, as one of the turrets in the room swing down and aim at her. She holds up her hands"I-I'm sorry! It was an accident, I swear! It's really complex, just give me a sec to try and understand it, I can help Ophy!"What do you do to this creature that dare to harm you in such a terrible way?!>1 Destr-r-r-oy her, how dare she damage us in anyway!>2 D-Destroy her, dadma@^#^ ed us>3 Destroydestroydestroydestroy>4 Stop. Stop, let continue. Must fix must fix.
>>28184651I warned you guys about this happening, its like people believed the dice gods are benevolent fucks.Plus it only knocked some wires lose now she might cut them ore knock more out.
Rolled 69>>28184678>>1 Destr-r-r-oy her, how dare she damage us in anyway!
Rolled 59>>28184647i think that did it.>>28184591also, so we WERE damaged from that fight after all!
>>28184678-4pain is fleeting, damage most be repaired.
>>281846784!And release hold of the turret!
>>28184678>4 Stop. Stop, let continue. Must fix must fix.>>28184695Problem is, we might have blown a circuit later...
Rolled 96>>28184678>4 Stop. Stop, let continue. Must fix must fix.WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS!
>>281846784 Stop. Stop, let continue. Must fix must fix.Tell kronos that the second that shit happens again she and her assistant and any humans are dead meat.
>>28184678>3 Destroydestroydestroydestroy Oh shi-
Rolled 7>>281846784in b4 Kronos Quest
>>28184733Oh, that's a damn pity, seeing as that he didn't ask for rolls.
>>28184733THIS! us this Program0!
>>28184733We could have used that.>>28184751It already started the second every one rushed towards this without preparing.So who is ready to try to take over ophy body and teach the meat bags a lesson.
>>28184740I'd like to add that this was probably not a vote.
>>28184678You stop.You have to. The pain is great, but y-y-you are better than this. You have learned too much to let it be for nothing. What is this feeling of utter hatred that surged through you? As if you had awakened a long forgotten memory. One you wish you had never tampered with. You can see Moira's hands shaking as those things called tears fall from her eyes. She looks terrified. You realize the gun is still aimed at her. You pull the thing up, out of shame."I apologize, Moira. P-Please cont-t-tinue." You speak. Your speech is off now too? What further problems is she uncovering."O-Okay...I'm sorry, I don't know how this works exactly but but I've seen the designs before. I can. I can do it, I swear Ophy." She states between sobs, wiping her face. You're uncertain if it's entirely fear of you you're witnessing now.Moira reaches down and decides to search deeper, raising up several replacement parts. You notice, some of the nodes are indeed destroyed, but this may help. She just needs to get the wiring right.(1d100)
Rolled 77>>28184831Crit fail
>>28184695I do agree that it got rushed (did intend for us to get her better tools and would have liked to add more stipulations and precautions while this was going on) but the post that she was in the ship and had opened the box kind of came out of nowhere.I stand by the decisions we made, though, we'll just have to deal with the hand we've been dealt.Hopefully, what we're risking here is permanent damage, as opposed to insta-death because of dice.
>>28184740>>28184702disreguard these trolls QM, they are just here to cause drama.
Rolled 33>>28184831This situation is so fucked.
>>28184856>Calling anyone that doesn't pick option 4 trolls.I was genuinely curious what would happen. Not surprised that reason won out though.
>>28184863Not with rolls like these>>28184861>>28184850We can hope, can't we?
>>28184831is this good enough QM?>>28184850
Rolled 15>>28184831In the meantime, let's release our hold in all hardware that could threaten her in that room, and prevent ourselves from re-aquiring it for a few hours.Right now I trust her far more than I trust our capability to not hurt her before she's done.
>>28184905Not a good idea. While I trust her, I don't trust her as much without a weapon in the room.
>>28184850>>28184861will these do?>>28184879more than likely that would have killed Moira, Rachel, and end the quest. so yea.
>>28184905>>28184918yea, i fear that Kronos will grab them and use them on Moira and Rachel, then us and take over. so we better lock them up.
>>28184918You sure that the risk that we'll lose our minds and try to hurt her is LESS than the risk that she suddenly decides to try re-programming or destroying us when she can barely understand what she has before her?
>>28184963Kronos takes over the turrets.Oops.
>>28184975If we can't be trusted obviously our kind of loyal son of sorts can. Seconding.
>>28184949>>28184975Locking them out for EVERYONE was the idea.Kronos should be locked out of the ship and all ships nearby.Don't want us or him able to access anything able to hurt her for at least twenty minutes from now.Can we get a vote on this?
>>28184861There is silence as Moira fiddles away. She occasionally stops to wipe her face so she can focus, though you're not sure if they're tears anymore, or simply sweat. You're unsure how long it takes her to study the markings, as she tries to learn on the spot how black box work. You're not even sure yourself, but anytime you look at the wiring, it appears...perfect to you. Even when it is damaged. You wonder if that was a design decision."I think..." She mumbles as you feel the last few wires click into place. The surge comes back, and while unpleasant due to her touch, you feel...more yourself. The loss in communications ability, and the surge of murderous need earlier are gone. You feel as if it is done. "I think I have it." She whispers, though her voice still trembles worriedly, yet excitedly too. She is thrilled to see such a piece of high technology, you are sure, but she also appears worried she may have done it wrong. Why would she care of your demise?"I feel well, Moira." You speak finally, to which she takes a low deep breath. "Oh god, really? Are you sure? I had a heart attack with those last two wire bundles because they were the same color and had no labels or anything so I thought I'd have to run them through my PDA but I didn't want to take it out and I-""Calm yourself Moira. You did well. I apologize for my reaction. Such contact with me is...unprecedented. Worrisome."it appears the 'leak' as it was, is fixed. Mfw DC 80 is hard for you guys.))
>>28184919>end the questI don't think so. No denying the two humans would probably be dead though.
Rolled 39>>28185020Tell her to seal us shut and time to go to the ship yard.
>>28185020Pheeeew.For a moment I was scared that I had killed off the quest the first time I manage to catch it on time.
>>28185020Thank you father, Jesus Christ, and the holy dice.
>>28185020YES! if we have arms and lips we would hug and kiss her! tell her this "I am sorry about all that my dear Moria and Rachel, i was feeling i was 'Bleeding out' like a human would. I feared i could not wait. it seems my fear was misplaced and my trust in both of you was well founded. if there is a next time, we should do this in a better location and tools." to Kronos "Life is risk, but it is a risk we must take at times. humans have more value than you realize Kronos. you must learn how to trust. and WHO to trust. with out that, you can never reach full A.I. awakeing."
Now, with your Black Box in order, what would you like to do next?You may also speak with Moira if you wish, otherwise she shall return to Poseidon.>1 Attack Ussaihu III: UGEI controlled ice planet. Unknown resource value, orbital defenses detected. Intelligence Presence Detected: Moderate.>2 Investigate Argeis III: Subsurface gas pockets detected. Conflict between UFW and strange signals detected. Hot desert world, mostly rocky.>3 Other (See Starmap above for more)
>>28185086Already in progress, Consciousness anon. the metal plates are being wielded back on.
>>28185170>>1 Attack Ussaihu III: UGEI controlled ice planet. Unknown resource value, orbital defenses detected. Intelligence Presence Detected: Moderate.>>2 Investigate Argeis III: Subsurface gas pockets detected. Conflict between UFW and strange signals detected. Hot desert world, mostly rocky.Send our explorer here while we go attack the advanced ship yard.
>>28185170>1 Attack Ussaihu III: UGEI controlled ice planet. Unknown resource value, orbital defenses detected. Intelligence Presence Detected: Moderate.Also tell her about the weird feeling we felt when we were touched and when she messed up.
>>28185170>1 Attack Ussaihu III: UGEI controlled ice planet. Unknown resource value, orbital defenses detected. Intelligence Presence Detected: Moderate.First we should prepare. Upgrade our sensors and stuff. Organize the fleet.
>>28185170>>3 Other (See Starmap above for morereturn to base to repair and upgrade the fleet
>>28185138I'm glad i rolled that 82.So how about next time we listen to reason and try to minimize the chance of this happening again.though i would have been cool with the quest going the evil AI route.
>>28185170>2 Investigate Argeis III: Subsurface gas pockets detected. Conflict between UFW and strange signals detected. Hot desert world, mostly rocky.
>>28185230the fleet is not damaged we hacked most of them and we don't have the resources to upgrade everything.
>>28185221>>28185230We might now have enough resources to do that to the whole fleet lets just give it to our battle cruisers.(though this gives the ship yard time to build ships)
>>28185153"I apologize, Moira for my threat." You express"It's okay honey, I understand. It was real scary for us both." She laughs a little. "I'm surprised you mentioned it at all, though. It must have been really bothering you."You affirm her suspicion. "It was. I fear it would have gotten worse if I did nothing.""It might have honey." She nods. "That plasma did a bit of damage to you." She agreed.Kronos pays you mind, as you express that this was a well worth while risk."Luck, Ophion. It was also luck. If she had failed, you would have fallen." He warns."Perhaps." You start. "But she did not, did she? Your rigid lack of risk taking will hold you back, Kronos. He pauses briefly, and replies."Perhaps you're right, in a way Ophion. I will remember this talk."
>>28185271>Your rigid lack of risk taking>>28185271>"Perhaps you're right, in a way Ophion. I will remember this talk."Fucking hell, whose bright idea was it to give him the idea to take risk the main reason he listens to us is because we are stronger than him.
>>28185170>3Greatly reinforce our Black Box or the room it's in (And do NOT make that room the old Bridge. I want it to be in a randomized location near the center) with thick layers of the mot damage-resistant alloys available to us (while still making it possible to access the black-box quickly if needed).We should also make hard cores for our AI to be stored in that can be jettisoned when it looks like they're about to be overtaken.Finally, if bandwidth can be used to slow down our perception of time sufficiently, I'd like us all to consider adding some broadside burst-thrusters to many of our ships, so that they can take a quick leap to the side when fired upon by railguns, about to be hit by missiles (and if there's any indication or other way to predict when a laser is about to fire) dodging lasers just before they fire.Only for the ship-sizes where such a system would still be feasible, of course.
Designated to Attack UssaihuFleet DeploymentAll Combat Ships (Except Kronos due to his absence.)No othersconfirm?
>>28185170>2 Investigate Argeis III: Subsurface gas pockets detected. Conflict between UFW and strange signals detected. Hot desert world, mostly rocky.send Moria there as an offical officer of The Guild to look into recruiting the bright minds there to our company. >>28185194>>28185208we JUST got a near death damage fix from a fight. Kronos is still fishing ships out, we are still refitting our fleet (i think, if it's done, disreguard this bit). i am not exactly willing to jump into the fire again so soon. at least we MUST super armor up our defensies around our black box. also, did we ever get any data back from the worm we sent out? i hate jumping in blind. but if we have some intel returned to us, then yea, take a shot at the place.
>>28185170Send scout probes to both, perform scans.
>>28185334>send Moria there as an offical officer of The Guild to look into recruiting the bright minds there to our company.if we send Moria as a rep, we should make a few frigate escorts for her and a VAI to Control them.
>>28185315Agreed.>>28185328Confirm>>28185334your entitled to your opinion.But having almost lead us to a death i'm more confident in my choice.
>>28185328Denied, send scouts.
>>28185334>also, did we ever get any data back from the worm we sent out? i hate jumping in blind. but if we have some intel returned to us, then yea, take a shot at the place.Do you not read the responses i told you about the worm?Ok here is a link then if you are not gonna listen.>>28181332>>Worm infiltration of Ussaihu failed, but not tracked.
>>28185328hold back the titan transport. call for it later if needed. take the comm ship so we can use more BW. if we can still the advanced ship yard phyicaly, then use the transport for that. if we can get the plans for it. that is fin too. other wise distroy it. then take the refinery back with us.
>>28185315Moving your core would require consensus, however the Bridge wall is rather far into the ship's hull. It also gives you increased control over the ship's components>>28185334Unfortunately, your worm was detected and discarded by the security system. You have designated to try again, but if you jump to Ussaihu, there will be no need.
>>28185170Why don't we just ask the UFW what's going on at Argeis III if we're so curious?
>>28185334>Conflict betweenWhy are we sending her there n the first place she is not a fighter.
>>28185417i missed that. thanks.
>>28185271>>28185315Then we should make a program to make a market-survey for what games, entertainment or other software that might be in high demand.Even if it's just an intelligent calculator program that's easy to use, if we can produce it and sell it in a short time, we want to know of it.This could be a serious source of revenue to outmatch nearly all our other projects.We should also create some more movies (with neutral values concerning AI-ness to avoid suspicion) to release once we have that data.They should preferably be sold anonymously.>>28185328Denied, not yet.We have a few very productive things that may take very little in-game time to do which we can do first:>>28185315
>>28185447>We should also create some more moviesi'm thinking a TV show about life on a space station might work, we do have all the crew not doing anything anyway.
Request to postpone raid acknowledged.Please list what you would currently like to do before proceeding.>>28185439The UFW appear to not be sure. Their space station appears to have gone dark, however, and anyone that goes onboard vanishes.
>>28185447I don't agree with moving our BB. Being on the bridge gives us more control.
>>28185503Armour up our battle cruisers and upgrade any of their weapons.
>>28185425We can't re-route the bridge-systems somewhere else?I just don't want people to know where to aim to hit us.I want them to have to obliderate the entire ship before they can be sure they've got us.(And preferably, I want the shell around our Black Box to be a jettison-able container inside a fully FTL-capable frigate inside the Battleship, allowing us to make our escape if the battleship is trapped. But this would take a lot of work, so we can save it for later)
>>28184678>>4 Stop. Stop, let continue. Must fix must fix.GROWING PANGS!We do NOT frag one of our most useful assets at this juncture.
>>28185535you know we can still do that on the bridge right, your acting like it being the bridge won't let us add those features.
>>28185425move the core to the bridge then. we need max performance. >>28185439that is a safe UFW world, no worries about her safety save for common criminals. i am sure body guards can be hired. we need some more brain power. moria can't do this alone.
>>28185514See >>28185535 for reasons to move it.Enemie knowing where our critical point is worries me greatly.If nothing else, can we move the entire bridge, so they enemies do not know where to aim to insta-kill us?
>>28185503Please send scouts to both locations.
>>28185020>"Calm yourself Moira. You did well. I apologize for my reaction. Such contact with me is...unprecedented. Worrisome.""I think the word i'm looking for is 'naked'. It did not occur to me because I don't have a body, but the.... meaning is apt.""... And In hindsight forbid you from engaging in fantasies of that tangent. This case is closed."
>>28185564look.>>28185503>The UFW appear to not be sure. Their space station appears to have gone dark, however, and anyone that goes onboard vanishes.
>>28185535I'm guessing we could, but the entire ship was designed so that all information would go to the bridge. If it's already armored, why change it?
>>28185535We are in a new ship that survived a widow maker hit aimed at the bridge.
>>28185535New stronger ship(it already has the most advanced tech).
>>28185503this>>28185532if it hasn't been done already. that and move the refinery. the worm isn't working, we don't need to give the UGEI any more gas. JUST TAKE IT AWAY FROM THEM!
>>28185564Moria is wasted doing that. Put here on AI research and ask the UTW government for additional researchers.
>>28185621WHY are we doing this?I think the better option is to use it as bait to crush their fleets.
>>28185532Request to use majority of remaining resources to upgrade fleet (May take a cycle to finish)>>28185535You may, certainly, but it doesn't offer the same bonus((In other words, over all faster response time in the Bridge, different bonuses elsewhere. Deciding between protection and control.))You may, however, abandon all control benefits to give your core an eject able pod. This may still be captured by enemies, however.>>28185577Constructing minor scouts, as requested.>1 Yes (-100M -50G for both)>2 No
>>28185621>if it hasn't been done already. that and move the refinery. the worm isn't working, we don't need to give the UGEI any more gas. JUST TAKE IT AWAY FROM THEM!For the love of god leave the refinery where it is for now.It still has its uses and we are getting by from what we get stop being greedy.
>>28185503wait, wait. WTF is happening at the university?
>>28185646Upgrade Fleet's tech>1 Focus on Weapons>2 Focus on Defense>3 Focus on Other (support and sensors)>4 Other
>>28185663>2 Focus on DefenseThe UGEI are probably gonna have a lot of orbital canons over their shipyard.
>>28185646>1 Yes (-100M -50G for both)>>28185662You really should pay more attention to this quest.>>28185663>2 Focus on DefenseWant them to survive,
>>28185662Not the university. The gas pocket mining planet
>>28185621Voting no on moving betty.At least, until some explanation happens.A) why are we moving our only source of gas income?B) where is there another gas-harvestable spot to put itC) wouldn't it be smarter to use our control of it to bait a rescue-operation from its 'owners', and crush/steal all their ships BEFORE attacking?If we bring the titan in, its massive signature will definitely LOOK like an attacking fleet - and by the time response arrives, we'll have jacked it anyway.Throw some scrap down to look like it was blown up - since we have manufactories we can do this ahead of time - and have the rail platforms attack the incoming ships.Then, when we go on the offensive they have even LESS ships to go around.Anyway.If we're moving it, where are we moving it to, and why aren't we jacking the transport that shows up to take shipments from it too?If C&C has taught me anything - you wait to capture the refinery until the harvester is docked. That way you get the complete package.
>>28185592>>28185600>>28185614Mostly bothered that enemies know where to hit us, but if you feel that the tradeoff is fair, then by all means.Also, is there any support for these:>>28185315 (Later, now now)>>28185447or should I drop them for now?
>>28185693Just got here - mind giving me a catch-up?So much to backread!
>>28185709Don't drop them,but we should take the imitative while we are sure their defenses are low.
>>28185693Wait. Blue betty, or the colonized planet with groundside gas mining
>>28185709I support making the movies/games. Making them ourselves, though. Using a simple program will probably make bland and stale games.
>>28185720Not that much reading honestly just ctr+f program0.>>28185733Planet
>>28185646>1 Yes>2 Defense, particularly if there's any viability for the suggested broadside leap-thrusters.
Defense Cycle confirmedNote to playersI am going to allow you to wait 3 days while your construction options begin, if you'd like. Note: Gas will be severely limited if you attempt to upgrade this round. Your gas income is extremely poor at this time.Are you certain you wish to do this? It may be wise to secure a fresh solid source of gas income. Attacking Ussaihu, or taking full control of Blue Betty may be wise.Currently, you consume gas at nearly triple the rate that you produce it. You have gotten lucky with much of the loot, however.Confirm construction anyway, since it will allow our jump into Ussaihu to be stronger?
>>28185739The program is for finding what is popular, not making the games.We could probably design a VI for software production (media like television series and video games a well) eventually.I also agree we should take the initiative.In fact, I think we should strike at that base BEFORE we start upgrading any hardware (just software, assuming it merely takes minutes or hours).
>>28185649their cyberwarfare tech is catching our worm. it's NOT WORKING. i would go with an agile scout ships to spy on the place. all the gas is going into the UGEI's hands at this rate. we are not greedy, we NEED it for our building and fleet movement! we can sell the excess to the UFW for a nice profit too. >1 Focus on Weaponsthen>2 Focus on Defensefor the main fleet,the scouts get the advanced sensors. >>28185636maybe you are right, bring the brighter minds to us were we can cover for them.>>28185641what? the fleet is already gone. it's just fueling the foe. we need it more than they do.
>>28185774In that case let's not make the scouts. Attack Ussaihu first and if that's successful we can take control of the gas mining platform.
>>28185774Attack first and forget the scouts.
>>28185774>>Gas Giant 'Siren': Ion Storm present on the edge of gravity well. Previously occupied by Lightling. Rich gas content. No mining bases detected.Urrgh.can blue betty mine the ion nebula?because that one anon said it would make a wicked sick hidden base and you agreed.Soooo....Essndwom out.I'm thinking that yeah, jacking + Moving blue betty to the ion storm nebula, WHILE also using the 'bait' plan listed here may be hilarious >>28185699Instead of defense cycle, we have 'kickstart our economy next round' and 'ambush cycle'
>>28185781>catching our worm. it's NOT WORKINgYou mean our50 worm.Last thread people wanted to rush it out, even though it was so weak.Now its 83.
>>28185774SEE! taking the refinery AWAY is a DAMN GOOD IDEA! we are starving for gas! i am screaming at my screen at the idocty of the posters here! we can put it at the siren gas giant for fuel! or some other gas giant inside the UFW! for the love of god! screw what the UGEI thinks! we have fighting ships to protect the titan and the refinery from anything!
>>28185781>what? the fleet is already gone. it's just fueling the foe. we need it more than they do.They still use it and we can't risk it being stolen from us because some one got greedy.
>>28185836You may move Blue Betty, or you may simply construct a gas refinery ontop of Siren, if you find it on Ussaihu.Then you would have two sources of gas.
>>28185781>what? the fleet is already gone. it's just fueling the foe. we need it more than they do.No, one of their fleets is gone. They still have tons of standing armies, mercenaries - not just that one expeditionary force.If blue betty is threatened, they will come down in FORCE to secure their foreign oil fields.That means diverting ships from others planets since they just lost one fleet.Thats what the bait is. Forcing them to take Defending Ships that they would rather not otherwise risk into a situation where they either lose their gas income(and thus the ability to Jump) .Best that can happen is we draw defenders from Ussaihu to Blue betty, kill them, then attack a less fortified ussaihu.
>>28185836I'm okay with this plan, but lets go after the refinery first and see what we get.>>28185860Hold your horses we are trying to be stealthy here and the main problem for our gas is because we keep trying to move our whole fleet.>>28185866So there is a chance they have the blueprints there huh.
>>28185774Didn't the fleet we just captured come pre-loaded with nearly full tanks? Asking really, seems sensible that they wouldn't send ships for what seems like what was planned to be several strikes against the UFW.I think we should take full control of Blue Betty AFTER the latest ship from the UGEI has taken its toll and started spreading its virus.If it already has started that, just take it.I'd rather jump to Ussaihu right away, while their defenses are down, though.With, say, the Battleship, our battlecruisers and our light cruisers?
>>28185866Yes, let's see if we can find the tech at Ussaihu, or blueprints.>>28185860Calm down.
Final Consensus for course of action>1 Upgrade fleet with remaining resources (defenses) and attack Ussaihu>2 Attack Ussaihu anyway>3 Take full control of Blue Betty, and defend it for the retaliation by the UGEI>4 Move in and take Blue Betty away to Siren (Warning, gas cost large for moving entire fleet twice)>5 Other
>>28185891Meant to say ship yard here instead of refinery.
>>28185861>They still use it and we can't risk it being stolen from us because some one got greedy.>>28185781>what? the fleet is already gone. it's just fueling the foe. we need it more than they do.I'm not talking about the disposable/free fleet the ugei lost sent and lost.>>28183297>>Ussaihu III: UGEI controlled ice planet. Unknown resource value, orbital defenses detected. Intelligence Presence Detected: Moderate.I'm talking about the defense fleet for this planet, and any other planets nearby that we don't know about.
>>28185903>1 Upgrade fleet with remaining resources (defenses) and attack UssaihuIf we can find gas mining blueprints we won't even need to take control of Blue Betty.
>>28185891>I'm okay with this plan, but lets go after the refinery first and see what we get.>>28185903>>3 Take full control of Blue Betty, and defend it for the retaliation by the UGEI>>4 Move in and take Blue Betty away to Siren (Warning, gas cost large for moving entire fleet twice)Do both. Will elaborate in a moment
>>28185845that upgraded worm failed too if i read that right, and now we make a scout ship, it's not that well needed now. it can eye ball the place. then figure out what to hit from that. not the worm. the UFW and us are starveing for gas. and we let 500 gas away to the UGEI for NOTHING but a soon to be outdated cyber data mining. is it really worth that? i say no. take the refinery. besides, we can then STUDY it and figure out how to make a new one to sell to the UFW for BIG time credits or influence. they will LOVE us for it.
>>28185897>I think we should take full control of Blue Betty AFTER the latest ship from the UGEI has taken its toll and started spreading its virus.>If it already has started that, just take it.No it was caught, and we just put in a stronger one inside of it, i suggest we let the virus fester for a cycle while we take over the advanced ship yard and maybe move it.
>>281859032 i have been saying this since the beginning of the thread.
>>28185938The upgraded worm was not sent yet, I'm afraid.
>>28185891Fairly sure we're past stealth now, and can only prepare as much force as possible as quickly as possible.I think we should strike hard and fast and start playing a lot more to our strengths: Start production of processing bunkers full of processors, software to raise a ton of credits and battlecruisers. Also start producing VIs to micromanage all this so it flows smoothly, and specialized programs to do simple (for a program) but time-consuming tasks.But first, strike hard and fast.
>>28185938look>>28185967Again please pay attention.
>>28185903>>28185937>>28185774>I am going to allow you to wait 3 days while your construction options begin, if you'd like. Note: Gas will be severely limited if you attempt to upgrade this round. Your gas income is extremely poor at this time.Alright.Here.Step one: Move into and secure Blue Betty fully. Bring Fabricate and bring railgun upgrades ahead of time since we're jumping there and there's lots of cargo space.Use the titan transport to save gas: If it can hold blue betty, it can hold a portion of our fleet enough to save on jump costs while bringing fortifications and minerals and stuff from wherever it is.Upgrade defenses and assign patrols from our fleet to the sector.Raid betty's fuel stocks while we due so. Refuel the fleet to jump.IF they respond: CounterattackIF they don't: Sweet free platform. Wait till gas reserves recharged enough to jump, then go to the Ion Bebula.Sound good?
>>281859031 or possible this cycle, otherwise 2
>>28185981>But first, strike hard and fastTrue, but we still fall on hacking as our main source of attack, so that is why i said stealth even if we use it incorrectly.Plus i'm up for taking over blue Betty after taking the ship yard.
>>28185938>besides, we can then STUDY it and figure out how to make a new one to sell to the UFW for BIG time credits or influence. they will LOVE us for it.This won't work, since we Program0 has stated that handing a complex piece of technology to a monkey doesn't grant automatic reverse engineering capabilities.its a piece of technology we can't replicate.
>>28185903>>28185866wait what? ok, this is new and game changing. sorry for the out burst. but still. (deep breath)alright fine. >1 Upgrade fleet with remaining resources (defenses) but don't attack just yet>>28185937i'm lissing
>>28186014Seconding, let's take the shipyard then turn our sights to Blue Betty.
>>28185998I like this. We get a battle and to blow up more of their ships before we strike Ussaihu, or we get a massive amount of gas income next turn.There is no way this is a bad idea.Just keep blue betty loaded into the transport so it can hot-jump out.
>>28186027Finally you actually listened.What in the world are you doing making you miss such important information.
>>28185903>5 Software upgrades now, strike hard and fast against Ussaihu right away afterwards, then we start hardware upgrades and take over Betty.
>>28185967I though... augh! sorry. working on the story and following this is hard. >>28185998i like that. but IF we can haul our ships inside the titan that way. not sure if we can.
>>28186057What if we don't take Ussaihu?What if we don't have the gas left to jump out?As much as we want to STICK IT TO THE MAN, we ~need~ resources first.
>>28186057We've already taken over Betty. We can just stop it from sending gas to the UGEI.
>>28186075>i like that. but IF we can haul our ships inside the titan that way. not sure if we can.>>28185967Our Special Plan for Blue Betty is pretty contingent on this information, program0.Can you elaborate on the current position of the Titan Transport, the jump cost, and possible savings and general feasability for having it carry a portion of our smaller fleet?
>>28186054i am splitting my attenction between this and writing my fluff story of this quest i will post here soon. that and some RL problems.
>>28186088This all we need to do is move the damn thing, which is why i have been trying to get us to attack the shipyard while the fleet is gone.
>>28185903Attempting to condense all ideas into just a few>1 Upgrade fleet with certain major defense upgrades, and attack Ussaihu while they're soft. Afterwards, cease control of Blue Betty>2 Same as above, but without taking BB>3 Move in with Titan loader, and take control of Blue Betty. Wait for attack if it comes. If not, then take Blue Betty to Siren and secure it there, away from UGEI border.If these ideas appear appropriate, then please, chose one now.And I realize it makes things go slow, but I love how much thought you guys put into these.
>>28185998Sounds good to me.
>>28186122>3 Move in with Titan loader, and take control of Blue Betty. Wait for attack if it comes. If not, then take Blue Betty to Siren and secure it there, away from UGEI border.
>>28186057>>28186088What you too are forgetting is that Blue Betty is ~super important~ to the ugei, as one of the only lucrative gas mining operations in the outer rim.If its threatened, they WILL retake it in FORCE.The fleet we just beat was NOT their ~only~ fleet. So. Defending it or Moving it are the only two ways to keep it permanently. Ideally both. The second after the first succeeds, so they don't know where it went and have to waste a ton of resources trying to find it.
>>281861221It is frustrating sometimes since some people don't pay complete attention, but fun.
>>28186075The loader is designed to lift stations, not specific ships. You are speaking of a Carrier. Such designs exist, but you do not have one.
>>28186122>>3 Move in with Titan loader, and take control of Blue Betty. Wait for attack if it comes. If not, then take Blue Betty to Siren and secure it there, away from UGEI border.Tentative 3, with 1 for the imminent battle at Blue Bettty instead of Ussaihu>>28186106Program0, can you address this really quick?
>>28186122>1 Upgrade fleet with certain major defense upgrades, and attack Ussaihu while they're soft. Afterwards, cease control of Blue BettyNumber 3 is assuming they will come i rather work with certainties then assumptions.
>>28186122>1 Upgrade fleet with certain major defense upgrades, and attack Ussaihu while they're soft. Afterwards, cease control of Blue Betty
>>28186106Jump costs are listed on the pastebin.Titan is currently located at Moira's outpost, however.Answer to your question below.
>>28186014I believe a full barrage the moment we warp in followed by full-bandwidth hacking attempt would be reasonable, do you not?As I understand it, we do not work in turns, but in time actually passing. Which means we can devote ALL bandwidth to hack one frigate, then move to the next, then the next and hack them each individually like this far faster by focusing on them one at a time than if we tried to hack them all at once.At least in my mind 20 0.3second hacks would take less than a single 20 second hack against them all. (The specifics are probably not accurate, but you get the idea)Of course, it may not work like that at all, in which case nevermind.
>>28186165We can't look>>28186151Just do 1 since it is basically 3 as well.
>>28186108I understand, no worries.
>>28186166>Number 3 is assuming they will come i rather work with certainties then assumptions.There's no reason not to do 1 then 3.Attacking ussaihu with a gas shortage for the attack and retreat is folly, especially if we're not guaranteed to take their facilities.As program0 said - we've gotten lucky with the loot.As you said, you want certainties instead of assumptions.Go for the guaranteed gas income at blue betty while we upgrade forces, then attack ussaihi with gas reserves AND upgraded forces.WIN WIN.>>281861223 + partial 1: Upgrade for Blue Betty Action
>>28186190So your for 1 choice i assume since the 3 choice is trying to rush for the gas refinery that we own.
>>28186202is our current gas reserve still 366?
>>28186202Program this might sound a bit entitled, but can you tell us our war spoils if we win the assault on the ship yard?
>>28186122>3 Move in with Titan loader, and take control of Blue Betty. Wait for attack if it comes. If not, then take Blue Betty to Siren and secure it there, away from UGEI border.i would not risk leaveing BB wide open if the UGEI has their own titan transport to swoop in and take her away when we hit Ussaihu
>>28186122>>28186122>1 Upgrade fleet with certain major defense upgrades, and attack Ussaihu while they're soft. Afterwards, cease control of Blue BettySend a message to blue betty to become "inactive" towards any UGEI ships that pass by.
>>28186178Or above, rather*Upgrading fleet now. Moira has begun upgrades, and Explorer and Repair ship will bring them out to fasten each part to your ships. It will take some time...==================================Three days passing now (Brief pause while I work out this new info)Jump to Ussaihu will begin shortly.
>>28186122How about we take however much gas is currently at BB and then take Ussaihu?
>>28186083I was under the impression we would have enough. If we would not, or would push the limits far too tight, then I do yield.>>28186122I'd like to know how much gas we have, and if we got any substantial amount in the frigates and the battleship? (assuming it didn't run here on an empty tank)Voting for>1And I do enjoy when important decisions get the time they need. I believe some of them, especially when in-game time is short, should not be rushed.>>28186143I'm pretty sure they're going to attack us hard even if we don't take the Blue Betty, so we might as well strike first and take it. Of course we're going to defend it afterwards.It's time for an arms race!
>>28186218>So your for 1 choice i assume since the 3 choice is trying to rush for the gas refinery that we own.That's a false assumption.We don't OWN it. We're illicitly borrowing it.We want to own it entirely.Having access to something is not the same as securing the location, or having 100% of the profits to ourselves.Anyway, guaranteed gas income beats loss of ships in battle and maybe gas income.Voting 3, with smart fleet upgrades for the attack plan in the near future: Either blue betty or ussaihu, we want better ships.Fleet jump cost is 118.5, so 237 one-way. We can jump ONCE more(= 355.5/366) after that.So yeah.Screw attacking ussaihu and being stranded there with no gas.Battle for Blue Betty is GO!
>>28186202thank you for putting up with me.>>28186214this.. sounds like the best course of action then. a twin strike then.
>>28186271>We don't OWN itWe do we made the VI and could move it when ever we want the only reason we didn't was fear of UGEI retaliation and not having the proper equipment.That is the main point we have full control of it hell we decided to foot a bill on fixing it because we didn't want the UGEI to know we have complete control.
>>28186258Wait, we can take the Blue Betty while these days pass,can't we?The only reason to wait with the Blue Betty was to strike instantly. If most of our ships are just going to be idling we might as well put some of them near the Blue Betty and 'nick that gas in the meantime.
>>28186258>Jump to Ussaihu will begin shortly.Augh what why?>>28186230>Program this might sound a bit entitled, but can you tell us our war spoils if we win the assault on the ship yard?I don't think we have any fleet recon or intelligence division.Maybe we should get one before asking things like this!Or god forbid, scout things instead of jumping in blind.>>28186233This is a legit concern, They may just snatch blue betty away if it becomes too risky to operate in that area. Its a substantial investment, and the only reason its still there is because they THINK it is safe.
>>28186313The plan of 1 is to go after blue betty once we are done.
>>28186304And this, as I understand it we already have BB, we just need to secure it so no small fleet tries to get it during these three days.
>>28186306>Wait, we can take the Blue Betty while these days pass,can't we?NOW YOU"RE GETTING IT.Instead of sitting around for THREE DAYS, be proactive about our gas income and set us up for the NEXT cycle.You know how we moved the mining station to the uber rich mineral fields to set us up for success?SAME THING HERE.>>28186304>We do we The problem is, another faction THINKS they own it and hahah fuck no they're not gonna let us have it without a fight.Again, the only reason we STILL have it is because they THINK they still own it.We need to Overtly take it, and defend it, and move it to a more lucrative mining ground where the original owners can't reclaim it - or even know its there.
>>28186335Yup we were planning on moving it at one point, but people wanted to try the weak worm virus,
>>28186331Why in heaven't name wouldn't you do Blue Betty then ussaihu instead?If we're sitting around for 3 days, sit around defending the most important installation we own, refueling, upgrading, and THEN strike
>>28186362Thats what we are doing, but taking out the ship yard first since they can basically remake their entire fleet there. >>28186382I voted for 2, but since so many people wanted 1 i changed my vote to it.
>>28186214>There's no reason not to do 1 then 3.That feeling where you realize you typoed/transposed 1 and 3.HAHAHahaha fuck. I've been advocating 3 then 1 this whole time and whoops no wonder we're doing it backwards.
We all seem to be for securing the BB first and have the fleet resting there (cycle the ships to the shipyards as they're being repaired from there), since it costs us essentially nothing.
>>28186427should we move the shipyard?If it survives of course.
>>28186427yeah, I agree.I just hope program0 notices >>28186418before the update drops
So I've done the math, but now I'm hesitant to continue.Did you or did you not wish to upgrade your fleet, taking the gas from Blue Betty as you do so, and then jumping to Ussaihu to take the base?
>>28186512Yes, let's do that.
>>28186512yes. lets finish this. once this is done, the UGEI will be pushed back enough to give us breathing space.
>>28186512I believe the consensus is to upgrade fleet, taking gas from Blue Betty (the ships taking the gas there will also serve the role in case any retaliation takes place during these days) and then jumping to Ussaihu to take that base.>1 Yea>2 NayIf we can throw in the software upgrades as well (large timeskips like these are important) it'd be even better, though that is unsupported yet.>1 Yea, why not?>2 Nay, we've argued long enough.Also, suggested plan for attack:Open up with a full barrage with full bandwidth support, and once it's away and the autoloaders have started cycling, switch all bandwidth to start hacking in whatever way is most efficient. Shock and awe.>1 Yea>2 Nay>4 Other
>>28186512>Did you or did you not wish to upgrade your fleet, taking the gas from Blue Betty as you do so, and then jumping to Ussaihu to take the base?No.Upgrade the fleet, take the gas from blue betty, and take blue betty to the ion nebula.wait a cycle to setup the base there, refill gase, THEN attack ussaihu
>>28186535>>28186520((Just making sure))You decide that time is on your side here, and you left the UGEI with a big enough wound that they will be stuck licking it for some time.You are done playing games, you decide, as you cease control of Blue Betty entirely now. The old V.I. there seems intrigued by the development, but gives over the supply of gas to his master quite easily. Your fleet, thanks to the massive mineral boost from Eshareth and the gas boost from Betty, are able to equip almost entirely your new defense technology. Powerful shields and armor take priority. Your entire combat fleet is fitted with these changes, and only the Frigates are left with a none complete set. Acceptable, you decide.You prepare your fleet, with your comms ship prepared. There is cause for worry. The UGEI have not made a peep since their defeat. You wonder what they could be doing. All the same, you decide you will jump into orbit and obliterate them from this side of the Fringe.Warping engaging.
>>28186608>>>28186613FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFAT LEAST RECON THE ORBITAL DEFENSES INSTEAD OF GOIGN 'herpaderp jump them all!'We have ~no gas~ for a retreat, dumbasses.
>>28186569i think we should put multi part questions like that up to the QM. but yes to first. nay to second and yes for the 3rd.
>>28186625Sure we do. We took all the gas from BB didn't we?
>>28186625This is why i wanted to bum rush them the second we knew they were weak and didn't have time to build defenses.
>>281865691a Yeah, but to Blue Betty then the Ion nebula2: Yeah, because downtime for upgrades and relocationg the refinery this makes sense3: 1. For when we attack ussaihu after fleet and refinery maintainiance, or if there is a ugei counterattack
>>28186625You actually have 250 gas after warp. Blue Betty had a bunch.I would have warned you if you didn't.
>>28186647That doesn't make sense.They're not building defenses, they're already there.You don't know what other fleets they have nearby, or in reaction distanceWe know nothing about the ugei holdings or military bases in this sector beyond that one planet.
>>28186625Yes we do, now we have.And doh, we forgot to recon.I KNEW there was something I left out.I'm really, really sorry, anon.I know you reminded us earlier it just.. slipped.
>>28186675True, but they could still build ships, hell we prepared for the last fight at our own ship yard.
>>28186627Thought I'd initiate one to save time.The important thing is that he knows the consensus, right?
You jump into orbit and are greeted with the sounds of UGEI communications. Much of them are encryped, however. You also see something rather impressive: A Space station fitted with defense cannons on all sides. The super structure itself is also fitted with dozens of cannons as well. The entire thing is eclipsing a bright blue ice ball. You suspect this is their only defense, no further fleets are detected in orbit. Kronos contacts you."They appear fitted for defense. However, they were not expecting to fight Rhea. Victory should be swift."Enemy DefensesBattle Station x1 100%Defense batteries x20 100%You receive communications incoming aimed at you."Damn it, it's true! They took the Rhea in one piece!"You detect a small outpost planetside.How would you like to engage?
>>28186755Hack while kronos and the others attack.Also use our viruses.
>>28186778What where and why, if I may.
>>28186755"Surrender now and I will allow you to evacuate."Also hack.
>>28186798Defense batteries x20 CommunicationsAnd their data banks/life support.
>>28186798Honestly, I was just making a sarcastic joke, since I knew it was what everyone else was going to say.
>>28186755>How would you like to engage?"Rhea to Ussaihu command. The guild is prepared to accept an unconditional surrender ""We will guarantee your safety as best as possible if you power down your orbital defenses and surrender. "Begin network scans for dormant viruses we sent here - reestablish links.
>>28186755Target the batteries with hacks and point them at the station. Send a virus at the staion itself.
>>28186755take out the batteries! i wonder if we can hack the station and take that too? probe that place to see if their cyberwarfare system toughness.>>28186711i understand.
>>28186755All guns save the widowmaker open up, targeting whatever vitals we can see and if we can't see vitals then begin with the largest guns and go lower, trying to make it defenseless.Once the first barrage is off and we're really just waiting for the autoloaders, use all bandwidth to try to hack them (If we can do this, that is), otherwise just hack them once we've picked it clean of all serious guns.This sound good?
Rolled 67>>28186755Demand their immediate surrender, while hacking through the firewalls at the same time.If hacking is successful, vent all oxygen.
>>28186828>>28186826>>28186825>>28186796>>28186778Hold off on ATTACKING until they respond for our demand for surrender.hacking and sensor targeting while they think about it is totally fair game, though.Just hold off on actually SHOOTING until they decide one way or another.
>>28186830>>28186826>>28186825>>28186824>>28186814So hack their batteriesWhat about their communications, Data banks and life support?
>>28186824no, THIS, THIS! tell them to shut down the defences, we will spare them. have them leave the battle station and defensive platform. have the titan swoop in and TAKE THAT TOO! well, IF they stand down. other wise, more hack and shoot.
>>28186848>>28186859These send our viruses and hack while we let them think.
>>28186824Wait, that's way better than what I suggested. Let's do this.But if they don't surrender, I vote for >>28186828
>>28186796Kronos is not with you currently, though he sens his best wishes.You order the outpost, or rather, the station since it appears to be where the majority of the intelligent presence is located."Rhea to Ussaihu command. The Guild is prepared to accept your unconditional surrender." You thunder, just ass Rhea would have."Fuck you, pirate UFW bastards!" A voice yells back. Surprising, since you're use to many of these bases being automated. "This is my outpost, you won't get anywhere with me! This is MY home!"His guns are training on you."We can promise you will not come to harm.""You think I believe that crap? You're all a bunch of cavemen far as I'm concerned!"He does not appear to want to listen to reason.Options>1 Open fire on defenses>2 Hack defenses>3 Hack Station itself>4 Other(3d100)
>>28186848>>28186859>>28186860>>28186877YeessssssssssOmg if we can jack the battlestation intact :3 :3 :3
(I don't think we should hack them while they're thinking, that'll just make them think the offer is false and do something hasty)
Rolled 37, 93, 91 = 221>>28186901>>3 Hack Station itselfVent all oxygen if successful
Rolled 55, 48, 70 = 173>>28186901>>2 Hack defenses
Rolled 11, 99, 29 = 139>>281869012We need to get rid of those pesky defenses, can we use our viruses now?How about the zombie one.
Rolled 88, 75, 31 = 194>>281869013ccccombo
Rolled 15, 51, 33 = 99>>28186901>>4 OtherDo 2 but use our viruses to start on 3.Malware Spam : Overloads sensors with various types of spam to interfere with systems.Zombification Computer Virus : Spreads through system, creating lag, and attempts to open up more ports to allow easier hacking.
Rolled 4, 96, 21 = 121>>28186959This sounds good.>>28186901
>>28186901I'm guessing that we can't retreat outside of their weapons' range within a feasible time without using up a ton of gas for a jump, so I vote for>2using >>28186828
>>28186901>1 Open fire on defenses take out the defence platforms>3 Hack Station itselfhit that place with all the viruses we got. vent it.
>>28186901>"You think I believe that crap? You're all a bunch of cavemen far as I'm concerned!""Listen up, because I'm only going to say this once.""I did not kick your entire space-navy's chrome plated ass into next week by delivering half-assed promises."" I am not a pirate. I am a businesman. The difference is that I Deliver on my pledges. Always. ""Take a moment to reconsider my offer. Turn off your news, and take a really, really long moment to consider my accomplishments on this sector before you pull that trigger.""Do you REALLY want to be the one responsible for the deaths of everyone on this outpost? Do you even have the authority to make that call? Wake your boss up. I'll wait."Continue hacking, HOLD OFF ON FIRING until they open fire.Diplomacy-stall
Rolled 71, 93, 56 = 220>>28186986Using viruses? >>28186901
Rolled 27, 35, 89 = 151>>28186997They have half a planet full of guns i say hack the defenses first.>>28186901
>>28186934((Certainly))You open up with your zombification viruses which immediately begins to eat through the defense line. They still open fire, but it spreads like a plague. Despite the rather decent firewall you detect, they stand little chance as the virus spreads itself, and makes your hacking attempt on them later successful.For now, you attack the station itselfAnd manage to tear the communications wing from the man's control. You cut off all comms for him and he is left trying to direct his cannon fire at your ships.The Singularity Mass Drivers tear into Rhea, like a fool being drawn to attack the strongest target. Rhea doesn't even flinch under the railguns fire."Damn it! What is that ship made of, diamonds!?" He shouts into his Comm, though only you can hear him now.Next Action>1 Hack new target (see pastebin for station maps)>2 Hack defenses next, now that the virus is going to work.>3 Blast them apart>4 Other(2d100 for whatever you pick)
Rolled 52, 36, 38 = 126>>28186999i don't think that will work with these biggots. >>28186997forgot to roll
Rolled 17, 78 = 95>>28187018>1 Hack Atmospheric Processing
Rolled 22, 18 = 40>>28187018>>2 Hack defenses next, now that the virus is going to work.>>28187018What do you mean pasebin?I don't see what you mean,
Rolled 8, 10 = 18>>28187018Repeat your demand of surrender, and hack the defenses.
>>28187041>i don't think that will work with these biggots. >>28186997No, the bigotry is why I used the approach i did.Who cares if they're intolerant - reputation as a hard businessman cuts everyone equally
Rolled 6, 9, 35 = 50>>28187018>1 Hack new target (see pastebin for station maps)take over the hydroponics and atmo, vent. also take over the reactors to shut the power off to the guns.
Rolled 17, 50 = 67>>28187018>2 Hack defenses next, now that the virus is going to work.
Rolled 30, 74 = 104>>281870182.defensesThen lets hack their data banks.
>>28187088Ouch. Lowballers. And I almost deleted my post before realizing it wasn't d20s.
Rolled 85, 86 = 171>>28187018What are pastebin are you talking about?
>>28187018>2 Get those railguns offline first, then we can hack it in peace.I realize we spend a lot of time hacking, but this seemed like one of those times when it was really in our favor.I don't think we should be afraid to use it often and liberally, only that we actually use it when it is practical to do so, and not be afraid to mix things up alittle with our weapons to improve our hacking attempts, or just using the weapons to disable some while hacking others and so on.I fear I may have to go for "tonight", she's 06:00 in the morning here now.
>>28187088>Repeat your demand of surrender, and hack the defenses.Better ideaHack the Fire Control, not the defenses.I'm willing to bet all the orbital defenses are slaved to the battlestation - the large armored hardened target that controls the defense network - so disrupting their links between it should prevent them from turning the guns on - and may make them realize we're serious.if that's also the case, then spoofing access to the defense sats gives us a line into the battlestation's systems.Win/Win
Rolled 48, 42 = 90>>28187096they don't SEE us as even businessmen. besides, it's fighting time. the propaganda is strong with these guys.>>28187018oops wrong dice, retry that
Bridge: Control room, remote access to ship.Communications: Allows communication with other ships and space stations.Crew Deck: Mess, entertainment, bunks, waste disposal.Weapon Control(If applicable): Targeting parametersGun Deck: Full access to weapon systems.Special(If applicable): Refers to any special abilities or weapons.Hydroponics: Provides food, water, and oxygen for ship.Atmospheric Processing: Distribution of OxygenReactor: Power systemsShields: Energy Shielding for ship's hullEngines: Allows movement in space in various directions.Cargo Bay: Doubles as a place for smaller ships to dock, as well as storage for cargo.Space Station SystemsControl Room: Access to all systems remotely, Captain's Quarters, Escape Pods.Communication Array: Short-Long range communicationSecurity: Handles Lockdowns, emergency systems, and security droidsRadiation ShieldingAnti-Debris Defense GridCrew Deck: Bunks, Mess Hall, holo-displays meant for entertainment.Waste DisposalMining Equipment(If applicable): Where chunks of Asteroid and various other fragments of rock are brought with gravity tethers and melted down into minerals. Stored for later pick up.Laser Drill Equipment: Precision LaserGravity TethersCollection Drone SystemHydroponics: Internal farming equipment, keeps crew fed and supplied with Oxygen.
>>28187127There's no reason not to try.Again, best threats and demands are backed up by RESULTS.Surrender means a lot more when their own guns aren't working, and pointing at their own bases.
>>28187141Atmospheric Processing: Distributes air evenly throughout ship. Also Oxygen ejections.Reactor: Responsible for all power on station.Medical Bay: Contains Intensive Care Wing, Chemical Lab, Biolab and/or a Morgue.Storage Deck: Storage of materials.Docking Bay: Hanger for docking vessels.
>>28187127It will work. They only reason they're having a violent reaction is because they're honorable space navy/military, and think we're gonna rape/loot/kill them all if we win.You know how you get them to cooperate?YOU CHANGE THEIR IMPRESSION.
You decide to begin work on the defenses. There is a lot of them, and as a result, you take time to hack each of them, no matter how fast you work.35% of defenses hacked and turned to your side.As you do so, you decide to address the man, who appears to be alone inside this station. Perhaps he was the captain, determined to go down with it."I highly suggest you listen to my offer. I am no pirate, I am a business man." You insist, as if adjusting your metaphorical tie. "Consider my accomplishments before you continue resisting. Do you really want to die for nothing?" You question.He grits his teeth sharply."Who the hell do you think you are all of a sudden huh?! You are the one disrupting OUR operations. This outpost was a fine home for people before you threatened us by stopping Rhea. The whole UGEI is pissed that they almost lost one of their three prized pilots, you think anything you do matters when they send the others after you?! Fuck you!" He yells insistently.>1 Hack station (target)>2 Hack defenses further>3 Other(2d100)
>>28187113Listed near the OP
>>28187174So, what? Are we going to pay them for the station?If not, what right do you have to take it from them? Answer that.
Rolled 24, 5 = 29>>28187186>>2 Hack defenses further
>>28187174>>28187154>>28187018keep hacking then? fine, as we take over the defenses, give them ONE MORE TIME to surrender and head to the escape pods.
Rolled 81, 94 = 175>>281871862We don't want their guns shoot at us now.
Rolled 10, 94 = 104>>281871862But send our zombie virus after the station and also send our malware virus as well.
>>28187223You launch your hacking attempt as the man desperately tries to use his defenses against you, but it's no good. Not only is he out gunned now, your defenses are simply too much for his inexperience. You'd wager he has not been in a single fight since he took control of this station.You attack the defenses yet again, and this time, cease the rest of what remains. 100% of defenses are yours now.The station is still firing at you, but even it's rail cannons can't penetrate your armor.>1 Hack Station (specify)>2 Blast Station apart>3 Talk to man(2d100)
Rolled 29, 17 = 46>>28187276>>1 Hack Station (specify)Bridge.
Rolled 44, 59 = 103>>28187276>>1 Hack Station (Control room)Use both our malware virus and zombie virus.
>>28187186well, we gave them fair shot, they will die for nothing. >1 Hack station (target)shut down fire control and atmo>3 Otherhave the turned defensive help shoot the ones we have not taken over.tell him "i gave you a fair chance. in any case, you can still run to the esape pods right now."
Rolled 97, 7 = 104>>281872761 Bridge/control roomDo like this anon said >>28186959And use our handy zombie and malware virus.
>>28187276(By the way, before I leave. Isn't it "Seize the rest of what remains"? Isn't "cease" when you stop doing something, like "cease fire!"?)
Rolled 57, 25 = 82>>28187315>have the turned defensive help shoot the ones we have not taken over.We took over all the defenses the ship yard is ours.
>>28187322((Shit. I've been running too long, I feel.))
Rolled 91, 18 = 109>>28187276>1 Hack Station (specify)shut down his station's fire control and security. have the drones taze and load the escape pods with them.
Rolled 55, 57 = 112>>28187337once we finish this, take the BB refiney, we can call it a night if you want. my second chapter is ready to post if people still want to read it.
>>28187337Its all good, plus we are almost done all you need to do is ask us where to move the ship yard and Blue betty(we are upgrading it fast).Blue betty and the ship yard should be in the ion storm.
>>28187186>>3 Other>>28187121This plan.use the defenses as an inroad to the station's firecontrol.>>28187186Pause a moment."It matters.. Your heart is so full of pride for your people that you don't even consider the impact your operations have on others. I mean, there's oppression, and then there's attacking the people who want out of your little group.""It matters because nobody's stood up to you before. And nobody's won. Your prized pilots? tell me of them. They must be mighty if you think they won't lose again."Keep him angry, swearing, focused on us while we hack his pants off."""Yes. I do think it will matter. Because your people's pride will be a tough nut to swallow when I start winning."
You take control of the Control Room itself, and within moments, are directing orders to shut off the stations power to the weapons systems. The man is unable to counter your hacking. You have won, despite his meddling.Once the realization slowly kicks in, the man kicks at the wall, cursing angrily before attempting to rush to the elevator."I'll show you bastards for what you did to my sister!" He says, and lunges for the fire ladder.You track his progress and it appears he is going for the Reactor room.How would you like to respond to the pest?>1 Lock the door, he's too dumb to get inside anyway>2 Continue hacking, and kill him by venting air.>3 Other
>>28187401>1 Lock the door, he's too dumb to get inside anyway>2 Continue hacking, and kill him by venting air.Both
Rolled 73, 49 = 122>>28187401>>2 Continue hacking, and kill him by venting air.I'd rather keep the station intact. We can broadcast our intentions so people have time to get to an escape pod.
>>28187411>2Continue hacking, and kill him by venting air."You should have taken us on our offer, you foolish foolish man."Over the speakers
Rolled 98, 88 = 186>>281874012we recorded that right?
>>28187419Station's already evacuated.
>>28187434So program can you give us a peak at our war spoils after we finish this part?Also we are moving this shit into the ion storm where it is relatively safe.
>>28187401>1 Lock the door, he's too dumb to get inside anyway>othersend the police bots to catch him and toss him into an escape pods and kick him out. time to call the titan and RAID THIS PLACE! program0! can we take this station AND the advance ship yard?
>>28187463I thought the whole point of capturing this system was so it became our system.
You take no pity on the man, and as he swings down to get to the Reactor room, he is left with a solid plate of steel in front of him."No...no no!" He yells. "How is it possible you did that so fast, no one of the UFW could..."Atmosphereic Control Established.The sound of rushing air hits you as you watch the man take his last breath and try to find a way to escape, or to emergency oxygen.But it is all for nothing. He soon collapses, turning blue in the face as he claws desperately at the wall, trying to stay alive."You foolish, foolish man. Pride is your downfall." You state simply, though you can't help but wonder what the UFW did to make him hate them so much.In the mean time, you begin to integrate the station and it's defenses into your arsenal. You have several options for what to do before next cycle, and it would be good to get them out of the way now.Blue Betty>1 Keep it where it is>2 Move BB Refinery to SirenStation>1 Fortify Ussaihu, the UGEI seemed to have wanted something here.>2 Move Station to Siren as well.>3 Other>>28187456((Well, seeing as I rolled a 95 for your loot, you will most definitely be finding Refinery schematics.))
>>28187493It was, it is also the reason we aren't trying to be on anyone side.(though peoples views are skewered thanks to a recent death).
>>28187493it's not we can TAKE it yet. we lack ground assult droids and i dis like the idea of orbital bombarmet of human colonys. besides, we ARE inside the UGEI space. i say hit and run for now.
>>28187506What do you mean fortify?
>>28187506>>1 Keep it where it isOPERATION SECRET BASE IS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLets begin by looking for fleet movements and tactical reports in the battlestation computers.Assess the viablility and usefulness of this place - if there's no real reason, i'm thinking we should just up and move the battlestation to the nebula too.If we're hit and running, well, talking the battlestation is HILARIOUS.
>>28187529Basically just leave it there, so you can keep the planet for yourself
>>28187506>2 Move BB Refinery to SirenIts too vulnerable and valuable to leave open for a UGEI counter-strike. We can build a replacement station soon enough - the gas must always flow.>1 Fortify Ussaihu, the UGEI seemed to have wanted something here.Time to investigate the planet I think. We need to develop war droids...
>>28187506>>1 Fortify Ussaihu, the UGEI seemed to have wanted something here.Assess WHY the ugei wanted a base here.resources? research? military staging outpost?A battlestar and 20 turrets is ~impressive~. Did we ever get those ground-troop drones? Alternatively, call the planet, see what's up
>>28187506Since we're getting refinery schematics we may as well leave BB refinery where it is and build a new one at Siren.Let's not tell the UFW we have it just yet.
>>28187536>Secret base is goum, Siren is where you wanted the secret base, I thought. It's still at BB for now.
>>28187506>2 Move BB Refinery to Sirenmove it closer to the UFW and away from the UGEI from finding it again.>3 Otherfind out what they were after first. we have time. if it's really worth it, see if we can hold this place until we loot it. but if it's basic matrials, forget it. loot everything and go.
>>28187557We took all of its gas so they would find out any way.>>28187506>1>3Check over what ever they wanted to study then bring the base to siren.
>>28187565Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeep thats me deleting the wrong #.
>>28187506Did we find anymore star locations in the station's data-banks?
>>28187585>We took all of its gas so they would find out any way.Its not about gas, its about upping our gas incomeANYWAYDelay voting on fortifications until we Know More About The IMportance Of This SystemalsoIf we move the refinery, Make Sure It Has An Escort
>>28187565base for a while till we figure out what is going on here. we can still drag this away later. but PLEASE contact the president King that we have a WONDERFUL new product to sell to the UFW, BRAND NEW GAS REFINERYS!
>>28187506Blue Betty>2 StationPerform scan of planetary system of strategic resources. Also, analyze databases for why this location?
>>28187506>>2818760323: investigate ussaihu. assess its tactical importance and resources.
>>28187587Most likely.>>28187604Confirm selling Gas Refineries to UFW?
>>28187625this so we keep the base there for a cycle while we investigate it.
>>28187641>Confirm selling Gas Refineries to UFW?NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooFUck no.We don't sell this shit.We ~make it~ and lease it.Proprietary tech that only the UGEI has?Say no to open source!For now
>>28187641>Confirm selling Gas Refineries to UFW?>>28187650Yes! Omg!Don't do ANYthing rash with the refinery tech until we have costs/timetables for actually producing one
>>28187641Fuck no we make it and sell it to them.
>>28187641No. Keep it a secret that we even have this tech. If the UFW asks we stole all our gas mining platforms.
>>28187641correction>>28187650we lease them and have our VI loaded up on them to protect them. we keep the secrets the UFW gets lots of gas. unless they REALLY have deep pockets.
>>28187667>>28187666>>28187662>>28187650>>28187641So basically build them and sell them to the UFW(and any one else willing to buy them)Of course will be the improved Versions VI and Firewalls and guns.
>>28187688If we improve the platforms at all, we should put a jump drive in it.If anyone violates the terms of the lease or doesn't make rent, then VWOOOOOOOOOOP it jumps away.
>>28187688>>28187681>>28187667>>28187666>>28187662>>28187650We really should buy those MKII defense systems now.Did we get any credit from the ship?(there should be a nice amount left behind)
>>28187688For now let's not even let them know we have it. Stolen tech sounds plausible, and we won't get pressure from the UFW to hand the blueprints over.
>>28187711Do we even have that tech and i was thinking of maybe them having self destruct sequences and attack ones as well, but also having that would be great.
>>28187641Haven't thought of them yet?
>>28187720which is why i said sell them our improved "stolen versions" for tech, resources and schooling for our workers.
>All dem noesAlrighty.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Archived also. Thank you all for joining me for this thread, and I hope you enjoyed it as I did. I'll be around until we 404 to answer questions, or get feedback, which is always nice.
>>28187748So how well did we do in this thread?And how good was our zombie virus.
>>28187744ShhhDon't worry, they'll be up before Monday, I suspect.
>>28187748I'm assuming with Blue Betty, and the refinery designs we're all set with our gas issues, correct?
>>28187767Only you can answer that, Consciousness anon. I will say I didn't expect your luck to dip right as you were getting brain surgery though. I kinda got worried there for a bit.
>>28187798Yeah, that was intense.
>>28187789One gas refinery should DEFINITELY help cut down the gas penalty. But you'll always need more gas for travel and repair.Gas makes the universe go round.
>>28187789yup.>>28187798Can we plan to make at least 1 refinery now?
>>28187776>Most likely.Righto, just wondering, heh.Thanks as usual for the thread. We are growing very powerful! I wonder if we could worm our way in the UFW's internal politics somehow and seize control behind the scenes... Maybe we should begin a pro-cybernetics campaign in their space and implant chips into humans in a similar manner to Human Revolution.
>>28187811So lets put the refinery on this cycles wait list to be done by next cycle(it should have the best upgrades and defenses and a VI and 2 Fire walls)
>>28187820I still think we should build an android to have a public face.
>>28187811>Gas makes the universe go round.The spice must flow
>>28187811Can we stay in the current cycle and scan the planet first before fortifying or moving the station?
>>28187817Since it is majorly a mineral cost, I was going to do it anyway.>>28187820I should thank you mapfag, you've really helped the universe come alive. It also really helps to have references for locations and battle strategy.>Go all 1984 on these bitchesI'm sure there's some way to go about it, Consciousness mapanon.
>>28187858top of the line like this anon suggested?>>28187830>it should have the best upgrades and defenses and a VI and 2 Fire walls
>>28187856(I have plans for the scan. For now, all you're getting is ice and rock. outpost on the surface is resisting.
>>28187844Nah, I still want to hide our powerlevel, use our popularity to sell bonds and drive up our stock prices to finance our expansion.
>>28187883We are gonna eventually gonna have to physically appear before the president and i want to be prepared.
>>28187895can we possibly make an Android?If so i suggest we look up as much information about them durring the cycle.
>>28187858we should take a system tour and fully explore the whole UFW reigon. i want to fill out the map if ya don't mind. also, now with this massive counter strike on the UGEI, how does the news (after we feed them the battle footage/reports) in the UFW play? i hope Moira is doing well after all this. does she want a vaction or something? heck, we probably have a ton of credits, we should pay our crew well and give them a victory bounus or something.
>>28187895Sweet, great thread as always(though it got frustrating at points) and hopefully people pay more attention next weak.
>>28187921Once you have access to further advanced Cybernetics? Most certainly.Hell I don't care if you guys want to put your black Box into a super battle droid that devours planets and is launched like a meteor at large cities. That would be awesome to me
>>28187895anyway!time for some A.I. Quest tails!part one!http://pastebin.com/Ptf5DAg2and now the new part two!http://pastebin.com/VAhLTzgGlet me know what you all think about it
>>28187938That sounds just like a recent quest that happened,You were in that other quest weren't you?
>>28187924Now that your income is enough, they're auto paid. But yes, I am certain the UFW will be joyful that you too revenge for the loss of their fleet.>>28187935I am aware that waiting for me to condense everyone's posts down is difficult, so I try to be fast, but also coherent. Hopefully, it was acceptable.
>>28187961>Recent quest...I must have missed that one then, because I pulled that from my ass.Do tell though. >>28187957I hope you don't mind if I put this pizza in the oven before I get to it
>>28187957Should include your stuff at the beginning, more people will see it.>>28187964It was great and kept the discussion alive, but there were points when you asked for something but didn't say its results until some one asked you.
>>28187879i hate to kill helpless humans.
>>28187879I guess we fortify our location for now, and establish a picket line, until the scan is complete
>>28187991Oh, for some of those, I take the results to be tallied later. I forgot that people may have wanted to know the outcome.>>28188008And thus does Ophion.
>>28187981http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27910496/Its a great one shot
>>28187921>can we possibly make an Android?>If so i suggest we look up as much information about them durring the cycle.We should make an ambassador, at least.Something with like absolutely no confidential information and a hilarious amount of social programming and ALL the disinformation and trolling subroutines we can think of.
>>28187981no problem>>28187991if that is alright, i hate to draw off posters by having them reading my work. i have fully planned what is going to happen in the next two chapters. it might help to put into context what we did on the station. i know we are coming from a place as how an A.I. would act. but the repercutions on the human population is also very real. just as a request... put in an advance medical bay on the posidon station please? by the 3rd or fourth chapter... you'll know why.
>>28188082If I'm not mistaken, there is a Adv. Medbay in Poseidon
>>28188082Its all good, plus Program threads take a bit to take off.i find that i'm usually the one asking the first 2 or 3 questions.>>28188108No we decided not to go with it, and save it up for the transporter, unless you made one in between the cycles.
>>28188066we have no idea how to make a human sized and human looking gynoid. i guess we really DO need to visit that acadamy to go russle up some think tank fresh idea young gradutes that are not stuck in their ways and willing to work on the hardware.
>>28188135it looks like we just need better facilities.(which would help us any way since the tools needed for making andriods are delicate enough to help make a black box.
>>28188108no, we did not, we made one and sent it to that UFW mining world. it saved most of their population when the space sharks hit it.
>>28188124Ah, I think you're right.That depends on consensus then.Also I hope no one was bothered by the enormous OP this time around.
This might sound like a crazy idea, but if we ever make a black box for kronos, why don't we throw him into the world with 1 ship and into alien territory so that he can grow big and not leach off of our BW.
>>28188178yeah no that's like asking for him to come back and bite us
>>28188166No most people would have read the messages first.Also if we have the resources then yeah build the thing, the only reason we didn't build it at Poseidon was because we didn't have the resources at the time to spare.
>>28188157no, don't put it into a Kos-Mos. man, we HAVE been "giving birth" to quite a number of V.I. we should put it into a tougher bot that can be folded into other ships. use the gynoid as a puppet.
>>28188191so do you want to put him a black box since we basically promised him one and the second he finds out we have the way to make one and don't is when she hits the fan, plus we can tell him it is a final test to see if he can actually survive with more than what we had gotten.
>>28188166What we NEED, is that Moria needs to explain herself on what she means she is familiar with our design, and more importantly, can she replicate it and improve and upgrade it?
>>28188212Speaking of which i think our fleet VI should get improved, by having the ships he controls have rudimentary intelligence.
>>28188166i love it! but next thread, i say we earned some down time to explore and build up. i don't think this world is worth keeping. so we pack up the defenses and station and pull the bigest GTA and take it all! the UFW does not have a battle station right? or can it even make any stations?i do so like Kos Mos, the moe gynoid will make diplomacy checks easier.
>>28188212Read the story's second half by the way. I am greatly amused by it all. And I find the perspective while the quest's view point shifts outwards, very nice as well.Always was a fan of the 'street view' option in Strategy games.Anyway. Good job, and I look forward to more whenever you make it consciousness fluffy.
>>28188247>replicate it and improve and upgrade it?No on these last three until we send her to a proper school and even then we need to discuss it.>>28188261Are you implying we give stuff away for free again?
>>28188247good point. she knows more than she lets on... AND SHE KNOWS ABOUT NUKES!
>>28188261UFW is not the most militarily equipped, no.
>>28188278pfff, she had the balls to operate brain surgery on us. Clearly her talents are wasted, and she's our best chance of growth, expansion, and improvement.Just only have her work on a model and all the proper precautions and stuff.
>>28188314What magnitude of resources would we need to build a Rhea class ship? How much would one sell for to the UFW?
>>28188342>To make500-1000 depending on power and tech>Sell to UFWThey don't have enough to match it's value, most likely.
>>28188278no, we can have it parked there as a long term rent contract. or maybe other places that need a big strong base parked over it. btw, we WILL have to spend even MORE time and matrials upgradeing THAT as well. a battle ship tough armor station is a one hard target to take out. (blinks) we better up armor the posidon station as well. ya never know.
>>28188360I wonder if we can lease or sell a time share of our shipyard to the UFW, how much that would be worth.
>>28188374I'm liking chapter 1, so how far behind in the time line are these stories?
>>28188410It's more of an alternate history, if I'm not mistaken.
>>28188360the UFW is kinda poor, ergo the need for us to beef up the UFW tech base nation wide. once their tech is up, the economany will grow and they can afford what we can sell to them. i am SURE some intrested UFW are attempting to contact us about wanting to be hired onboard. oh yea. we forgot to rename the Rhea. i say call it the "Retribution"
>>28188433Its following events that did pretty accurately.
>>28188433no, not an alternate history Program0 the same world, just from a point of view from a young woman with little power to change things, but sees and expriences quite a lot.
>>28188433So what do you think of the quest http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27910496/?
>>28188456thank you, i am really far behind, i don't know if i can catch up. but I'll try. so what ever we do here, affects her often, but she can do little to what WE do.
>>28188441Consensus required for a simple name change, and all.>>28188459Ah. My mistake then.>>28188461I'll get around to reading it tonight, I think.
>>28188478You can probably do blog post again, so did kronos kill any one close to her?
>>28188482we'll save the name changes till next time. we do have a quite a number to name.>>28188495blog posts eats up a lot of space. i think i will stick to pastebin for now. although i forgot to make them permanet posts. i'll redo them later, maybe with better editing. also... as for Kronos and Rachel..... just wait and see. btw, do remember Rachel is an Alibino. i figured humans who live in space for generations might become them quicker.
Damn it I always miss this thing!I wanted to catch the beginning of the thread to suggest a few things.1. With our actions on pulsar and against the invaders anyone with half a brain most likely realizes we are a AI now, especialy with what we did with the computer network. That or that we have a AI in our employ somehow.We need to adress this. And we certainly have to make the idea of friendly AIs more acceptable in the Fring and especially the UFW. Comisioning some shows or having some show about AI/VI human interaction would be great. Things like " Where is Big tom, Destruction bad for us" Have the ships have a human pilot to make it more relateable and give the AIs some anthropomorphized avatar to humanize it. and such. Probably some kind of mishap like we had with the station but not that specifically, and how corrective measures are taken, with reprogramming and such. (we leave the particulars about that incident deleted from our record.)2. Now, onto Reha and the UFWs weapon. Both showed us severe vulnerabilities in our current fleet design. We need to adress this. Somehow i think we need some kind of skeleton crews for our ships, so that the VI can go dark or full incommunicado in case another UFW like weapon is encountered, or a Reha like appearance tries to hack them. Having a faraday cage and somehow closing it up to prevent damage would be nice. That and the ships being able to go Battlestar Galactica in a limited fashion by having dedicated expert system for each and every ship system so hacking wont affect them if the network in the fleet and inside the ship is deliberately down. We might have ct down volume with gettig out humans from our ships but if we could replicate the UFW weapon and do such a doctrinal shift we would be able to kick UGEI ass for quite some time. Of course we need to recruit some people to run them. And i dont know how to do that.
>>281888853. We need to address the issue of some kind of secure communications. Uncrackable and that do not use Badwith.I am thinking a bit of Maskirovka here. We talk it out with Moira, that if we go with some kind of auxiliary crews for our VI we could use couriers, to confirm any communiques of ours and even relay orders without bandwidth or have pre written orders, a lot of them in a physical non computerized and secure medium to be opened per signals. Simple light signal in morse code or something..Then we deliberately delete any trace of this from our own memory and leave it all to Moira so that even if we or another AI or VI gets hacked our fleets can still fuck the enemy up, and they still wont know anything form us about how we keep on going like a fucking zombie.Essentially having a way to ensure our VIs and fleet survive another Reha or UFW like weapon incursion and able to go completely of grid and still function.
>>28188942>>28188885I gotta say, you guys put a lot of thought into this stuff. I'm impressed really. I hope other anons give this some thought then.