Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Endless+Sky+Ace+Combat+QuestOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/KWGJCSbTRULES AND STATS: http://pastebin.com/5q9fPFjzYou are KARLA WEISS, a Belkan fighter pilot looking to carve your own place in the skies!You uh....You can't actually remember what had happened last night. The last thing you could actually remember was meeting up with everybody at the bar and getting some drinks...Aw crap.Your eyes snap open as you try to figure out where you are. You find yourself...>In bed.>In the cockpit of the Morgan.>Tied up on a chair.>Other
>>41594859>>In the cockpit of the Morgan.Let the drunken shenanigans begin!
>>41594859>>In the cockpit of the Morgan.Live, from /tg/, it's FRIDAY NIGHT!This week in ACI, the end times are upon us6x forced sorties are being temporarily implementedAnd so the whales march on
>>41594859>In the cockpit of the Morgan.Gitgud Jaeger fans, the Morgan is the only man Karla needs.
>>41594859>Other>In Jaeger's lap
>>41594859>In a bed.. not yours.
>>41594859Aww yeah!>On someone's lap.....nakedWhat do you think? smexy lewd drunken shenanagans!
>>41594859>>In the cockpit of the Morgan.Hey who knows, maybe we just spent the whole of the night singing DAAAANGER ZOONE?>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vuZ8jSVNUILast time we woke up in a cockpit it was after we had a drinking contest and got into a fight. So...
>>41594859>>In the cockpit of the Morgan.>>Only wearing undies
>>41594859>Tied up on a chair. And not wearing a thing
>>41594859>>Tied up on a chair.Engage belkan stoicism at maximum.
>>41594859>>In the cockpit of the Morgan.
>>41594859>In the cockpit of the Morgan.Pretended to be Pixy last night
You know, I honestly don't think Karla is one for getting tied up.
>>41594859>Tied up on a chair.
>>41594859>In bed.>Jaeger's there too.
>>41595000Only if Ame is in her fucked up warthog with a million messages on her phone from Karla calling her buddy.
>Tied up on a chair.
It's a bit of a rush job which I'm not proud of after getting bogged down irl, but I've got it done. Please welcome Captain Samantha.TEITOKU DOORI
>>41595259Looking good, Chibs!
>>41594859>In bed.>>41595259Good job!
>>41595259I just learn that in most country, Captain (as in Master of Vessel) is not allowed to perform wedding.So we still need to find a chaplain to bless Karla and Jager.
>>41594859>>Tied up on a chair.>In your underwear.
>>41594859>>In the cockpit of the Morgan.With Jaeger under us
>>41595343Did Karla strap him up onto a weapon mount so she could drop the Jaeger Bomb?
>>41594859Whichever but in our underwear
>>41595367More like she's piloting the Jaegar plane and was having fun taking it for a test flight.
>>41595259Well played, chibs.Well played.
>>41594859>Tied up on a chair.>And a sore feeling on our rear end.
>>41594897>>In a bed.. not yours.Underrated suggestion right here
>>41594859Oddly enough, you find yourself in the cockpit of the Morgan, sitting tight and snug. A bit perplexed, you look around and find yourself inside the hangar, where the squadron's planes were all stored. You managed to wake up at a rather early hour, as the sun was barely peeking over the horizon, you could still feel a bit of the nighttime desert chill. In addition, the hangar was practically empty, save for yourself. Well, not completely empty."Ah, so yer finally awake." Smokey grumbles as he shuffles in with a toolbox."Shmokey?" You slur, still not quite recovered from your drowsiness. "What are you doing here?""Fixing up this damn plane, of course!" Smokey grunts, rolling up his sleeves. "In other words, doing my job! What are YOU still doing here?""I uh... actually can't remember." You admit."Oh, well, that makes things awkward." Smokey sighs. "Guess you might want to ask your boyfriend down there."You lean out to see where Smokey is pointing, down at the foot of the Morgan's front landing wheel. Below, you could see Jager sitting down there like a stone sentinel, his eyes closed. Tarin is sitting next to him and makes eye contact with you, putting a finger to to her lips and pointing to Jager to signify he was actually asleep."Said they were gonna stay here till the alcohol wore off." Smokey grumbles as she tears some damaged parts out of the Morgan's fuselage. "Guess they were here all night.">Ask Smokey what happened.>Wake up Jager.>Quietly head back to your room.>Other
>>41595492>>Wake up Jager.Might as well find out from the man himself.
>>41595492>>OtherTime for selfie with Jager.And then enlist Tarin;s help to get him to his room.
>>41595492>Ask Smokey what happened.Story time!In unrelated news, it seems the Raptor's fat sister is finally in IOC with the Marines
Jager. Gets 20s on winning drinking contests.Karla. Nat 1s every time.>>41595492>>Ask Smokey what happened.Lay it on us Smokey. How bad is it?
>>41595492>>Quietly head back to your room.YOU DIDN'T SEE JACK SHIT
>Ask Smokey what happened.
>>41595492>Snuggle with Jager, go back to sleep. Let him wake up and watch his reaction to when he remembers
>>41595492Enlist Tarin to take Jaeger to his room with you.Then snuggle with him.
>>41595520Limited numbers deployment time?
>>41595547Squadron of 10 so far, probably going to get more up as they move out of LIRP
>>41595492>>Other Snuggle with them
>>41595492>>Ask Smokey what happened.Then>>Wake up Jager.
>>41595492>Ask Smokey what happened.
>>41595492>Ask Smokey what happened.>OtherCheck to make sure we're clothed and snuggle up to Jager.
>>41595567Let's just hope they work as advertised.
>>41595492>Wake up Jager.
>>41595592Nay, belay the former and obey the latter.
>>41595492Okay, asking Smokey what happened seems to win the vote, but I also see a lot of requests to snuggle with Jager. Is that really what you want?>Y>N
>>41595691>>YHell with it.
>>41595691Yes, with stoicism set to maximum.
>>41595691>Ywe chilly Jager has a warm body temp. Perfect body pillow.
>>41595691>NLet the poor guy rest.
>>41595691>YWithout a doubt
>>41595735Oh hey it's the keionposter
>>41595691>>Yif possible include Tarin.
>>41595756Sorry to burst your bubble, pal, but I ain't him.We just happen to have the same interests, is all.Speaking of, haven't seem him in these threads in a while.
>>41595691>NLet him sleep, we've probably got horrible damage control to do.
>>41595691>YDrag Tarin too.
>>41595691>YCan we bring Tarin into it just to mess with him even more.
>>41595691>NNo, let's not. Or at least not yet.
A small tribute to poor captain Samantha from the last few episodes.
F-35B reached IOC today!
>>41595933That's bloody awesome Mudhen
>>41595691"So Smokey, what exactly happened?" You ask as you groggily make your way down the boarding ladder. "My memory is kinda fuzzy.""Ah, well, I don't know the specifics." Smokey shrugs as further digs through the Morgan's guts. "All I know is, last night you come barging in here, completely braindead drunk screaming that you need to take off right the fuck now. So, like hell I'm letting you get into an actual working plane, so I direct you into the Morgan.""I see." You nod, snuggling in next to Jager. Tarin gives you curious look, but you just grin and hook an arm around her shoulder, pulling her in to sandwich Jager in betweent the both of you. "And what then.""Ha, that was the damn funny part." Smokey chuckles. "And then you start making all these airplane noises like you're a five year old pretending to fly a plane, yelling out random catchphrases and acting like you really were in a freaking dogfight. Man, EVERYBODY was having a good laugh about that!""Wait..." Your heart stops. "EVERYBODY? Like, the squadron-""The squadron, Samantha, even the Butterflies got a look." Smokey nods."Even... even Amy?" You bite your lip."ESPECIALLY Amy." Smokey confirms.>I guess that would be pretty funny.>They didn't record it or anything... right?>PANIC>Other
>>41595691>Nthats taking it a bit too far.
>>41595957>>I guess that would be pretty funny.
>>41595957>>I guess that would be pretty funny.>>They didn't record it or anything... right?"Did I say anything about Snow?"
>>41595957>>Other"....i need to learn to hold my liquor better"
>>41595957>They didn't record it or anything... right?They absolutely did, those cheeki breekis
>>41595957>>They didn't record it or anything... right?
>>41595957>>Try not to panic>>Try REALLY hard.>>PANIC
>>41595957>I guess that would be pretty funny.Been there, shaped history, yada yada....>>41595963>>41595939Cue arguments in 3.. 2...
>>41595957>Don't panic.Be at one with Belka.
>>41595957>Other>Alright, now that I am sober, I am ACTUALLY taking off right the fuck now.>HAVE FUN WITH STUFF EVERYONE HAHA BYE GUYS>Be stoic>Scream internally
>>41595957>They didn't record it or anything... right?>Try not to panic.>PANIC
>>41595957>I guess that would be pretty funny.>Internally:PANIC! BURST MISSILES INCOMING!>Snuggle tighter for comfort
>>41595957>I guess that would be pretty funny.Eh, don't sweat the small stuff. We only PANIC on important things, this doesn't rate.
>>41595957>>I guess that would be pretty funny.>[PANIC INTERNALLY]
>>41596038Yeah, Karla has more stupid drunken stupor before.
>>41596038Agreed.And even then it should be a roll to panic.
>>41595957>I guess that would be pretty funny.>They didn't record it or anything... right?If yes.. then>PANIC
>All these PANIC votesIt's like you don't believe in Belka, guys.
All this panic. It's like none of you even snow.
>>41595957>>I guess that would be pretty funny.Lets just hope it wasn´t some kind of PTSD.
>>41595957>>I guess that would be pretty funny.>"Did I say anything about snow?">"How ready IS the Morgan anyway?"I'd actually go so far as to ask for the recordings so we could see for ourselves what happened.If only because, let's face it, they ARE going to joke at our expense over this. We might as well be aware of all of it, rather than be totally unknowing.
>>41595957>I guess that would be pretty funny.we are a stoic belkan, we can keep our blind panic completely internal.
>>41596111>MY SAND ISLAND WINGMATES ARE DEADDDDDDD
>>41596094>>41596090Not even; I'm just kinda tired of her not reacting to stuff. I wanna see non-lethal emotional reactions.
>>41596113Wait wait better yet: let's also ask if we ever acted like we were going head to head against the Demonlord!
>>41595957>I guess that would be pretty funny.Belka stronk!
>>41596090>>41596094We need to let the crazy out once in awhile or it will be unleashed when we need it the least.
>>41596134>>41596163That doesn't even make sense. Karla goofs around all the time with the squadron and friends. This is just over-reacting for the sake of over-reacting.
>>41596196The Stoic mask is fading.The true soul of Belkan passion is awakening.
>>41596134>I wanna see non-lethal emotional reactions.We'll get plenty of that once we get serious with Jager (not that we aren't, but serious serious).Besides, we let our crazy self out often enough around the girls normally, she has plenty of emotional reactions as it is.We really don't need to become some ha-ha funny mess of emotion, that's not us.
>>41595957"I guess that would be pretty funny." You say, desperately trying not to show your internal PANIC as you ponder just what the hell what you did and how they reacted to it.Well, you were here with Jager, that was something."So... how long are we going to be like this?" Tarin murmurs, still pinned against Jager's other shoulder with your arm. You guess she's just too polite to fight back or risk waking Jager.>As long as it needs to.>Not for long>I gotta go check on my buddies anyways.>Other
>>41596219If you want passion, look to the Sapinians.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxC8bWQcuAY
>>41596251>>As long as it needs to.
>>41596251>>Not for long
>>41596251>As long as it needs to.Inb4 grappling lessons with Jager and Tarin
>>41596251>As long as it needs to>You can leave if you'd like.
>>41596251>Not for long
>>41596251>As long as it needs to."Probably not too long, however comfy this is."
>>41596251>As long as it needs to.
>>41596251>>As long as it needs to.Pet the Tarin.
>>41596251>Other>Talk with Tarin about her history and stuff.Let's have a talk with Tarin. Maybe she's got a story to tell. Maybe she'll have something to say about Jaeger.
>>41596251>OtherWhat else happened last night? Before I came to the hangar?
>>41596251"As long as it needs to." You grin."Ah, okay then." Tarin says simply. "You're not bothered?" You ask her, raising an eyebrow."Should I be?" Tarin tilts her head curiously.Jeez, where the hell did Jager find her?"Do I even want to know how this happened?" He grunts."Because you're such the ladies man!" You say playfully. "I was roped into this against my will." Tarin says matter of factly. "You were supposed to wake me when she did." Jager sighs."Must have slipped my mind, sir." Tarin responds simply. You really wonder what she was really thinking under that stoic demeanor.You then hear footsteps as you hear people approaching."Ah, looks like your friends are coming." Smokey grumbles. "Of course they somehow end up coming earlier than my own crew.">HIDE>Let them see.>Other
>>41596844>>Other>try to hide>fail>hide behind jager
>>41596844>Let them see.
>>41596844>>Let them see.Shit eating grin at Amy, "You look like you just came from a cold bed."
>>41596844>>Let them see.
>>41596844I'm okay with >>41596861
>>41596844>>Let them see.And give them V sign
>>41596844>Quick, Jager, Tarin! EVASIVE MANEUVERS!
>>41596844>>Let them see.>Unbutton a few buttons on your top.
>>41596844>Let them see.>reluctantly let go of Jager.
>>41596844>>41596909This.Also ruffle up your hair a bit.
>>41596844>Let them see.YOU PLEBS WISH YOU COULD BE AS COVERED IN BITCHES AS ME
>Let them see.
Of course, someone, most likely Lara, will take our picture in this position with her mobile.But hey, worth it.
>>41597026We can just get her drunk and delete it when she's passed out.Like we did with the video of Karla and Lara making out.
>>41596967>>41596924>>41596915>>41596909um guys, hate to be the naysayer in this but I'm starting to worry about how we throw show our public image as well as what Jaeger thinks of Karla. At first the flirting is genuine with the interaction with him fun and endearing, but this is starting to look like Karla is just turning slutty for Jaeger.
>>41596909Nah this feels like too much/too far for Karla.Plus, Jaeger and Tarin are right there -- the joke isn't quite as funny like that. Probably more likely to backfire or something.
>>41596844>"Ah, looks like your friends are coming." Smokey grumbles. "Of course they somehow end up coming earlier than my own crew.">HIDE>Let them see.>OtherThough, we should probably let go of Tarin now at least. Nnnot quite the image we want to present, you know?
>>41597082The fact that Tarin is already aquainted with Jaeger before we met him means that there is a high possibility that we'll need to compete for Jaeger's affection.
>>41596844I think this >>41596861 to be fitting.>>41596909NO.>>41597122I doubt being slutty is the answer.
>>41597122>high possibility that we'll need to talk things through with her to bring her around to the idea of a haremftfy
>>41596844Normally, you'd be concerned at being seen in this kind of position, but considering what you had apparently gone through last night, as well as being too damn tired to really worry about such a thing."Whoa! What's going on heeeeeere!" Lara coos. "This is so cute!""It's not cute. It's embarrassing." Jager grunts."Oh my, this is rather scandalous." Lilian smiles fondly."Ehehehehe, this makes all the shit I went though last night alllllll worth it!" Amy giggles as she snaps a photo on her phone."Let me guess. You recorded everything last night." You grunt."She did." Jager confirms."Yep! Comedy gold, right there!" Amy smiles and nods, and then frowns at you. "It was the least I could do with all that drunk texting you bombarding with me last night.""Really?" You blink. "I was texting you?""All. The. Time." Amy scowls as she shows her phone's screen to you, showing a massive message log, each and every one were variously misspelled variations of "HEY BUDDY, STILL ALIVE?""Oh. Huh." You say flatly."Maaaaaan, it was great!" Lara laughs. "Amy recorded the whole thing! You should see it!">I'd rather not.>Might as well.>Other
>>41597378>>Might as well.Let's see the exploits of our merry misadventures.
>>41597378>>Might as well.
>>41597378>Might as well.Time for consequences
>>41597378>Might as well.>All those buddy textsI kek'd
>>41597378>>Might as well.Don't let of of jaeger.
>>41597378>Might as well.
>>41597378"Sorry buddy, you get shot so much I just have to keep making sure you're still alive. Now let's see it."
>>41597378>HEY BUDDY? STILL ALIVE?haw>I'd rather not.but then they do it anyway
>>41597378>>Might as well.This is goint to be hilarious.
>>41597378>Might as well.HAHA TIME FOR EMBARRASSING FAMILY VIDEOS>This is what family does, right?
>>41597378>>Might as well.(Also if we're watching it, maybe we have a chance to grab it and delete it? ... Long shot, but.)>"All. The. Time." Amy scowls as she shows her phone's screen to you, showing a massive message log, each and every one were variously misspelled variations of "HEY BUDDY, STILL ALIVE?"Were we texting her from the Morgan? Or just all through the night?Either way, we must treasure those texts.... And also pester her with "Hey buddy, still alive?" again. Maybe we'll put it on a Christmas or Birthday card or something.
>Might as well.
Karla must have been seriously smooshed to get the legendary line wrong.
>>41597378"Might as well." You sigh."Oh, it's goooooood." Amy snickers as she fiddles with her phone a bit. All of a sudden, you see a darkened version of the hangar in the screen. However, the video is far from silent, as you can hear lots of snickering and giggling, no doubt from Amy and the others. Then you see the feed turn to Amy's face, poorly framed and shaky due to the nature of handheld cameras. "So, so, so." Amy snickers, unable to hold in her laughter. "We continue to follow the drunk Karla as she migrates back to her natural habitat, the cockpit of a jet fighter. Obviously, she values them more than actual human relationships.""C'mon, guys! Theresh a aaiiiiiiiiir raid goin on!" You hear yourself slur sloppily. It was kinda painful hearing your own voice like this. The camera whips back around to see you literally falling into the cockpit of the Morgan as literally every bursts into laughter. You then see yourself right yourself up."Skipping preflight seeeequence!" Your drunk doppleganger roars. "I'm taking off! ENGAGING THE ENEMY!"And then the next few minutes are you making FWWWOOOOSHHH and RATATATATAATTA and other creative onomatopoeia of a fighter jet in combat. Occasionally you'll yell out "He's on my tail!" or "Splash one bandit!""You're quite the actor!" Lilian grins."I'm gonna put this up on Youtube!" Amy cackles.>Go ahead, I don't care.>I'm going to throttle you, Amy.>I can't guarantee the safety of Hoggie.>Other
Seriously though. I am loving the fact that we drunk-texted and spammed Amy with the "still alive buddy" quotes. I laughed hard. It was great.
>>41597929>>I can't guarantee the safety of Hoggie.fire with fire
>>41597929>I can't guarantee the safety of Hoggie.
>>41597929>>I can't guarantee the safety of Hoggie."its one thing to keep this for your own amusement, its entirely different thing to make it public."
>>41597929>I can't guarantee the safety of Hoggie.That's enough fun for a day, miss Gates.You wouldn't want any more harm to come to your beloved hog, would you?>Insert ojou-laugh here
>>41597929>>I can't guarantee the safety of Hoggie
>>41597929>>I can't guarantee the safety of Hoggie.
>>41597929>>I can't guarantee the safety of Hoggie.i'm honestly surprised she didn't glomp Jaeger during this entire drunk sequence?
>>41597929>I'm going to throttle you, Amy.>I can't guarantee the safety of Hoggie.>"You're going to show everybody that we have a Morgan? Pixy's Morgan at that."... Although, hmm, now that I've voiced it -- I'm not sure if we SHOULD put it out on the web and announce the Morgan, or not.Pixy for one would probably find it hilarious.
>>41597929>I can't guarantee the safety of Hoggie.It would sell for good parts now.
Let's just point out to Amy that she'd be leaking video of Artemis having a Morgan.I'm... actually not sure if that's a good thing or not.At the least maybe it'd be something we should ask Sam about?
>>41598039>Pixy for one would probably find it hilarious."So buddy, this girl seems get my plane. Care to make some visit?""....""In eagle of course. Its not like i can get Morgan that easily""....?""Pfft. Those OB wannabe? Please."
>>41597929>I'm going to throttle you, Amy.
>>41598071Engish not ur native tonge?
>>41598046I thought we were talking about Amy's beloved warthog plushy, not her actual warthog.
Come on guys, instead of shutting her down (or giving her some of the satisfaction of reacting to her taunts), how about we actually consider it as a serious question?>>41598039changing this to just:>Other>"Keep in mind Pixy's Morgan is in that video. I'm actually not sure if that'd be a bad idea or actually a good idea to show it."Talk to Sam and our boss first maybe.
>>41598100leave that vague on purpose. it will scare her more.
>>41598172I believe Smokey will equally horrified if we refer to real Hog, though.
>>41597929"If I do that I can't guarantee the Hoggie's safety." You say, referring to Amy's most favorite plush toy."You wouldn't!" All three of your squadmates gasp."I would. I'm Belkan, after all." You give an evil grin. "Fuck. She's right." Amy groans."Nah, Karla wouldn't do something like that... would she?" Lara asks."I actually wouldn't put it past her, given how her and Amy's twisted friendship works." Lilian shrugs."We're not friends!" You and Amy scowl simultaneously. "Suuuuure you aren't." Lara snickers."It looks like you two are." Jager points out."Quiet, you." You respond. "This is squadron business.""I'm sure it is." Jager grumbles."Anyways, I gotta tell you all to SCRAM!" Smokey yells as he pokes his head out from one of the Morgan's open panels. "The rest of my crew are going to be arriving any minute and we're gonna need all the space we can get! Unless you don't WANT your shiny new plane!""All right, we'll go." You sigh as you get up, but your knees buckle from weakness, only to be caught by Lara and Amy. "Hah, looks like you ain't fully sober yet!" Lara grins. "How about we get some Wild Card approved INSTANT SOBER in ya!?">Um, sure?>I want to see the Butterflies first.>I want to see Samantha first.>Other
>>41598231>>I want to see the Butterflies first.
>>41598231>>Otheronly if jager protects
>>41598231>Only if Jager carries me.
>>41598231>>I want to see Samantha firstWe need an adult after last night. And to congratulate her on her promotion and ask if she can do marriages now.
>>41598231>>Um, sure?Sobriety, here we come.THEN we talk to people, I guess?
>>41598231>I want to see Samantha first.
>>41598231>Um, sure?HAHA TIME TO DUMP KARLA IN THE POOL
>>41598265>And to congratulate her on her promotion and ask if she can do marriages now.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_captain#Officiating_marriagesWhat Osean Law say about this?
>>41597929Is this some kind of drunken retelling of the air raid mission in ac5
>>41598289Easiest way to find out is to ask her
>>41598231>Um, sure?>Jaeger and Tarin comes along.
>I want to see the Butterflies first.Time to salvage what's left of our broken image.
>>41598231"Um, sure?" You say nervously, unsure of what Lara was talking about. "Well let's goooooo!" Lara says cheerfully, dragging you along."Hey Jager, Tarin, you two coming along?" You ask."Well, someone has to make sure you come out of this alive." Jager sighs.Tarin silently nods.Lara and Amy drag you back to the barracks, where they commandeer the kitchen. The first thing they do is start brewing a pot of black coffee. You're about to comment how their "fix" seemed simple enough, until Lara, Amy, and Lilian started digging through the cabinets and drawers for "ingredients. Raw eggs, tabasco sauce, steak seasoning, mustard, and more. Your stomach churns even more when the girls pour the entire mix into a blender and let it rip. You're rather surprised that the final product actually looked like coffee, but you knew. You KNEW it was anything but."Well! Give it a try!" Lara says happily, sliding a mug of the devil juice in front of you.>Um, I'll pass.>Swallow like the good girl you are.>Other
>>41598461>>Swallow like the good girl you are."For Belka."
>>41598461>Swallow like the good girl you are.A KNIGHT WITHSTANDS WHAT OTHERS CANNOT!
>>41598461>Swallow like the good girl you are.
>>41598461>Swallow like the good girl you areHehhehhehhehheh.Karla would swallow.
>>41598475whispered under our breath
>>41598461>>Swallow like the good girl you are.
>>41598461>Swallow like the good girl you are."For Belka!"
>Swallow like the good girl you are.l-lewd (=*-*=)
>>41598461>Swallow like the good girl you are.Will that give Jaeger ideas?
>>41598536Only if we slowly gulp it down and lick our lips and fingers clean
>>41598634Guess we have no choice then
>>41598461You look at the ugly mix somewhat reluctantly and take a deep breath. You were Belkan, and couldn't afford to be shown backing down, especially with Jager here! Biting your lip, you bring the mug up to your lips."Holy shit she's actually gonna drink it!" Amy whispers. "SHHH!" Lara hisses. Well, it was too late now, but you shoot them a poisonous look nonetheless before downing the mug in one gulp.Your vision suddenly goes white, and your entire body tenses up as if lightning were shot through it. All of a sudden, reality hits you like a brick wall moving at Mach 2 as light and sound come crashing back, sending your head spinning.And surprisingly enough, you find yourself much more clear headed."I did not expect that to work." You blink. Then the aftertaste hits, sending you reeling."Yeah, we never quite figured out how to get rid of the aftertaste." Lara laughs. "But you'll get used to it!""I somehow doubt that." You groan. "Oh, there you girls are!" Samantha chides as she walks in, now back in her regular suit and carrying a clipboard and papers. "There's actually a situation going and- oh, I could REALLY use some coffee..."Samantha then picks up a mug of the devil juice.>Stop her before it's too late.>Let's just see what happens...>Other
>>41598536Popsicle and banana would work better imo.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>41598651>>Stop her before it's too late.roll 1d10 to stop her, 5 or below is needed
>>41598651>>Let's just see what happens...
>>41598651>Let's just see what happens...>Prepare phone camera.
>>41598651>Stop her before it's too late.
>>41598651>Let's just see what happens...
>>41598651>>Stop her before it's too late.
>>41598651>Stop her before it's too late.I'd rather the skipper of the Gallinbursti would be focused for the next mission.>Gallinbursti is the name of our Gyges-class, right?
>>41598651>>Let's just see what happens...>>41598665this.
>>41598687isn't it Gullinbursti, with 'u'?
>>41598721Ah, you're right, forgot about that.I think it's appropriate to call our Gyges-class that.
>>41598759All we need now is Mudhen otr Pixel drawing the mascot for it.
>Let's just see what happens...
>>41598651You think about saying something, but you decide not to say anything, since you're interested to see how Samantha would react to the mix. You see her take one sip before her eyes widen to the size of dinner plates."GAAAAAAAH!" Samantha roars as she tosses the mug away. "WHAT KIND OF COFFEE IS THAT?!?""Very terrible coffee." You say in agreement."Oh my god, oh my god, it's just so-" And then Samantha passes out. Jager quickly rushes forward and catches her, making you feel a bit jealous."Uh oh." Lara frowns."I guess it's because she had no alcohol in her system to counteract him?" Lilian suggests."Or maybe she's just a real lightweight." Amy shrugs."You know, I think she was here to give us a mission." Lilian sighs. "Maybe we should try waking her up?">Try to revive Samantha>Go see the Butterflies first.>Other
>>41598935>>Go see the Butterflies first.
>>41598935>>Try to revive Samantha"It is said cursed princess can be awakened by a kiss....nah, just kidding. CLEAR!"*ZAP*
>>41598935>Other: Get on the PA"Doctor to the Barracks. Doctor to the Barracks"
>>41598935>Try to revive SamanthaI was sure she would like it like some kind of cute weirdo.
>>41598935>>Go see the Butterflies first.Sam will be fine.Also,>blending a prairie oysterThat's not how that hangover cure works, Merc.
>>41598935>Try to revive Samantha
>>41598935>>Try to revive SamanthaTime to make up for our prank... not that we need to admit that to her.
>>41598935>>Try to revive Samantha
>>41598935>>Try to revive Samantha.
>Try to revive SamanthaBegin CPR
Fake text message makers are fun
>>41599215It's way to early for me to be laughing at something like this, but here I am.
>>41598935>Jager quickly rushes forward and catches her, making you feel a bit jealous.Nothing since getting over your jealously by proving your the more sexually more appealing.I wish we had gone to tied to a chair or bed option.
>>41598935"Yeah, we probably should." You nod as you give Samantha a few quick slaps across the face. She still doesn't wake up."Let me handle this." Jager pushes you back slightly as he begins performing mouth to mouth resuscitation.Dear god you were so jealous right now. "AAAAHHHH!" Samantha's eyes snap open and she leaps away from Jager. Looks like that did it."You back in the land of the living?" You ask with a smirk."Just teaches me to never drink anything that any of you girls make!" Samantha chokes and gags. "Tastes likes toxic waste!""Oh, I'm sure it did." You nod grimly. "So what's the news?""Well, nothing good for you." Samantha sighs as she collects all of the scattered papers she had thrown in her fit. "Belka isn't doing very well.""What? In what way?" You frown."Lots of riots and protests going on." Samantha sighs. "The government just announced that they would be deepening ties with Osea. It's got the conservatives and old timers up in arms.""OB?" You ask grimly. "No sign they're involved yet." Samantha shakes her head. "But who knows with a group like that?">Try to find out more about the situation.>Eh, it's not your problem>Other
>Try to find out more about the situation.We need to make sure our Squire will be safe there.
>>41599444>Try to find out more about the situation.
>>41599444>>Try to find out more about the situation.Ultranationalists reacting to strengthened ties between old enemies--are we looking at a Modern Warfare-style arc shaping up?
>>41599444>Try to find out more about the situation.>And kiss Jager long and deep to remind him who he belongs to
>>41599444>>Try to find out more about the situation.>Hide inner jealously. Jaeger never went on the offense with me.
>>41599444>>Try to find out more about the situation>>41599518>>41599535Combination of this, but make him go on the offensive.
>>41599444>>Try to find out more about the situation.Is there something we can do? Anything?Let's just focus on the mission. And how this will impact whether or not we'll be able to use Pixy's colors for the Morgan... Could it help? Hurt? What?>captcha asks to select all images with wheelchairs>picks a motorcycle too, for the hell of it
>>41599444>Try to find out more about the situation.Pic related
>>41599643>Let's just focus on the missionBy which I meant "Let's focus on the news, rather than getting jealous of making a big deal about the resuscitation".
>>41599444>>Try to find out more about the situation.
>>41599444>OtherFake the coffee making you faint to lure Jager into giving you mouth to mouth, then pounce on him and return it.
Oh my, Samantha is really having a rough ride of late.>>41599444>Try to find out more about the situation.
>>41599444>>41599709This so much.
>>41599732Well that was quick...
>>41599444"Any current intel?" You ask further."Only what the news are reporting." Samantha remarks. She then turns on the television in the common room and flips to the news channels."Talks with Osea for a possible Osea/Belka economic pact are still continuing." The report says against the backdrop of the main Dinsmark capitol building. "This would grant open borders and free trade among both nation, which would be the first major agreement between both nations since the end of the Belkan War."However, the camera then pans to the crowd, where you could see many, MANY people with signs and pickets, all yelling at each other and at the line of police separating them from the capitol building. You could see all of the familiar "DEATH TO OSEA" flags and "OSEA LOVERS GO HOME!" signs. Those evoked some pretty unhappy memories of your early years in occupied North Osea."As you can see," The reporter continues, "this treaty is extremely controversial among the Belkans people, with many welcoming an opportunity to improve Belka's failing economy, while others still consider Osea an enemy that should not be dealt with. Our polls indicate that public opinion is almost split exactly 50/50.""As you can see, things are pretty rough down there." Samantha sighs. "Of course, both Belka and Osea are keeping a close eye on the protests in case something happens, especially with OB lurking around waiting to cause trouble.""I see..." You frown. "And the Belkan SDF?""Fully deployed." Samantha says grimly. "The first time since the War, too.">Okay, thanks for the info.>You need to talk to Uncle and Mill right now.>Other
>/tg/ attempts to hold onto a man by essentially grabbing his crotch and saying "MY PROPERTY, BITCH!"It's like watching a hamfisted, raunchy romantic comedy
>>41599772>You need to talk to Uncle and Mill right now.
>>41599772>You need to talk to Uncle and Mill right now.So when's the deck of cards coming out?
>>41599772>>You need to talk to Uncle and Mill right now.>>41599773Well to be fair Jaeger never went on the offensive.
>>41599772>You need to talk to Uncle and Mill right now.>+ Other: "Think we can do anything to help?"Yeah, uh... Really wishing we could help. Somehow.If the Belkan army is fully deployed though, maybe that means the Belkans have need of mercs..?
>>41599772>>You need to talk to Uncle and Mill right now.Inb4 someone on Osea and Belka thinks our Gyges will be good and safe place for conference....
>>41599772>>You need to talk to Uncle and Mill right now.Looks like we *are* setting up a Modern Warfare-esque scenario. All that needs to happen now is for the militant conservatives to stage a coup, whisk the rest of the nation up into a frenzy, and Belka will go full on "muh clay"
>>41599773/tg/ is bad at romance, even if it's handed to them.
>>41599772>You need to talk to Uncle and Mill right now.>>41599732MUDHEN WHY YOU SO BASED
>>41599773>>41599831It might just be several people deliberately pushing for shenanigans, rather than actually thinking that this is how one should handle things.
>>41599830And then it's up to the PMCs to put the rowdy side of Belka down. With the whole secret of Belkan Vaults revealed, it'll turn into an arms race that'll culminate with a surprise CoD MWA by Atlas and Irons. Such is the clusterfuck of Strangereal.
>>41599830Which Modern Warfare?I can see civil war like MW, but unless OB set up some false flag operation, another Belkan War is not likely....All we need is Cypher and Pixy make some flyby to remind everyone how well last war ended.
>>41599732You always pull through with the dank shit, bro. Kudos.>>41599817I would argue that he was being subtle about it--overt romance has its moments, but I've always found it better when it builds up with little actions and small conversation.
>>41599732Mudhenfag, you magnificent based bastard. I take it you've already seen Captain Sam in her Full Teitoku Doori regale?Any suggestions on improving it?
>>41599880>One Belka False Flag opWho's to say that's not the next major plot point?
>>41599772>Okay, thanks for the info.>You need to talk to Uncle and Mill right now.
>>41599855thats why I voted for it, I'm just waiting for the right moment to lay the moves on Jager properly, last night would have been awesome except instead we got stupid drunken shenanigans as always
>>41599892Subtle like the early moments of flirtation (e.g. Masochistic Tango of Belkan Stoicism on who breaks first)?We need to return to that kind of flirtation, it brings out the sexual tension.
>>41599855No, /tg/ is just legitimately bad at romance. Its point of reference for people in love is anime and fantasy novels.
>>41599772"Just a second." You say, excusing yourself from the group. You quickly find an isolated section of the barracks, away from the others as you quickly dial your Uncle's number. It rings for a distressingly long time. Normally he picks up right after the first ring. Four go by before he picks up this time."Karla?" He asks, sounding rather tired. "Let me guess, you saw the news.""Yeah, I did." You confirm. "Things are that bad?""In a way." Uncle sighs. "Protests and riots are breaking out all over Belka. They're rather small and isolated for now, but we're seeing patterns, trends, shadows of a larger plot lurking in the background.""An OB plot?" You ask, concerned."They're most likely involved, but possibly as pawns." Uncle says. "There's been lots of money moving around, too. Foreign money.""Really?""Yes, a belligerent Belka seems to be in the interests of certain nations and groups." Uncle says grimly.>What's being done about it?>Is there anything I can do to help?>Other
>>41599892True and I agree, but Karla was always the one that initiated those things.
>>41600012>What's being done about it?>>41600016And we've not initiated anything on that front for fucking months, last thread was looking to be a good opportunity on that but it got entirely ruined.
>>41600012>>What's being done about it?
>>41599996>No, /tg/ is just legitimately bad at romance. Its point of reference for people in love is anime and fantasy novels.Well the previous atmosphere was of jokes and levity, and a prank just got played on Sam. It wouldn't surprise me if some people took a "in it for the lulz" approach to things because of that.>>41600012>What's being done about it?>Is there anything I can do to help?Kinda want to ask both, really.But leaning more towards;>Is there anything I can do to help?
>>41600012>What's being done about it?>Is there anything I can do to help?
>>41600030Because we rolled a 1?
>>41600034You keep making all these excuses and none of it changes the fact that /tg/ is bad at romance.>>41600012>Is there anything I can do to help?>Are you safe?Uncle is in a bad situation. He might need to get well away from Belka.
>>41599956Exactly like that. It feels more organic to see a relationship build that way--more natural. We like to think that love can be quickly born from gigantic, spontaneous events--and that it lasts from there on out.Maybe I'm just an old fashioned fuddy duddy, but I like the stupid, honest, simple love that builds from just a mutual attraction and compatibility.>>41600012>Is there anything I can do to help?[SHADOWRUNS INTENSIFY]
>>41599996>Doesn't see all the posts saying it was just shennanigans, keeps ignoring all those posts and blindly believes /tg/ is srs bznz every time it happens
>>41600055Yep, lolrandum dice just ruined everything as always when we want to have fun with our friends.As always when we want to drink with them and try to progress things with Jager SUDDENLY DRUNK interrupts like unwelcome Russians.
>>41600062To be fair, part of those posts is me giving the benefit of the doubt. (In so far as "some people don't give a shit and voted it for the lulz" can be described as "giving the benefit of the doubt"...)
>>41600012>What's being done about it?AURELIA-LEASATH CONNECTION HO
>>41600034Going to change to just straight up asking if we can help.That way, if he has an answer, it means MISSION TIME.... Well either way, I just hope that *either* choice here gets us an option to help our uncle out!>>41600012>>Is there anything I can do to help?
>>41599956Problem is that for the last 40 threads we were in the middle of a mission and haven't had any downtime or such to be able to return to those moments, and the moment we get the first chance for that, its just taken away from us off screen and we're thrown back into the action again. It's the entire opposite ratio of pacing that should be happening, the action is just grinding us down and we can't just relax between mission and enjoy things.
>>41600080I wish you, specifically, would stop reading quests, because every time you post, its obvious that you are a shit stirring faggot who gets butthurt when things don't get given to them.
>>41599919I did! I like the uniform and expression. it depends on what kind of suggestions you want. I'm pretty laid back and generally just experimenting with different things. Maybe could try bringing some different colors into your shadows to break up the black/grays. >>41595946thanks!
>>41600103>because every time you postRight, so when I vote with nothing but a copy pasted greentext vote, I'm shit stirring?
>>41600102Of course, then again with all the quest running Merc's been doing I wonder if here's bleedover at all between them.It's a shame as he's becoming like Ghostdividison like this (too much action, not enough good character time)
>>41600144Ghostdivision does pretty decent between character time and action.
>>41600144we've spent like a dozen threads in 89 not blowing up anything personallyyou are shitposting, stop shitting up the currently running quest, at least have the decency to wait until the thread is over
>>41600159Yep, thats one thing Ghost does real well, paces the downtime and action well and makes the downtime relaxing and long enough to give the action real impact and punch. Here its the complete opposite though, Karla really needs to just relax and do non-dogfighting life threatening things for at least a few days in a row.>>41600165>we've spent like a dozen threads in 89 not blowing up anything personallyHow is that a bad thing? It makes blowing shit up all the more worthwhile then.>you are shitpostingNo anon, he really isn't, neither am I, but you are at this point.
>What's being done about it?Let's get the full story before we dive in head first.
>>41600183See, I don't get this line of thinking.We are paid mercenary combat pilots, not fucking high school students going to school hoping sempai notices us. I know this is difficult for much of /tg/ to understand, but that is what we are.
>>41600210We're not a robot anon, but you don't seem to grasp that concept.
>>41600210If we did nothing but fly every single thread and never do anything else, it gets really boring real quick without something to help break up the monotony, thats what good pacing is, making the mundane seem fresh and entertaining.
>>41600230Combat pilots do their job and have fun on the side, but at the end of the day WE ARE PILOTS. We have had plenty of shenanigans on the side, pretending that we don't have time to unwind or haven't done things outside of flying missions makes you and this fucktard >>41600236 look like you don't even read this quest.
>>41600236I agree with you but then again he does have a point about being mercenary pilots, we don't have as much wiggle room for Leave or Spar time compared to actual soldiers since we're being deployed where people are needing the extra musle.
>>41600012"So, what's being done about it?" You ask."Well, we've put the Belkan self defense force on full alert, just in case. We're also keeping an ear close to the ground to anything that might happen behind the scenes." Uncle assures you. "If anything were to happen, we'll be ready to respond.""How about Milly?" You ask, a bit concerned for your "squire"."She's on full alert with her squadron. They're performing CAP over Dinsmark right now." Uncle says."Are they enough?" You ask pointedly. "Is there anything I can do to help?""Perhaps there might be... but it's risky." Uncle says cautiously. "But I would have to talk to your boss, Samantha was her name, correct?">Sure thing.>I don't think we can get THAT involved...>Other
>>41600250Why don't you go and count the time we've spent in the air recently doing missions and the time we've spent having fun on the side. Yeah we've had some, a long time ago, in small amounts, but recently? Apart from the previous thread that got poorly interrupted by dice taking the night away, we've had nothing for a long long time.I can't recall us having any downtime since before we went to find our Father, since then it was just jumping from one mission into another into another into the Gyges attack, capture and defense.
>>41600262>>Sure thing.I'm sure it's nothing 'too' big.
>>41600262>>Sure thing.>Other: Maybe bring up Pixy's Morgan too? If we can mention it over phone.Yeah yeah I keep bringing it up but, well, I'm excited about that damn plane! Though if it gets called a bad idea, well, then that's that for it.
>>41600262>Sure thing.>>41600256>we don't have as much wiggle room for Leave or Spar time compared to actual soldiersSomeone hasn't done their homework.Go look at the kind of leave time and benefits guys in TC and XE and SETTP get, they get months off and massive benefits, because their work is so demanding, their bosses know they need to rotate them out and treat them well, otherwise they don't perform, and lose companies millions.>>41600301Why would we want to bring it up? It's going to be ready to go after 1 more mission by Smokey's promise.
>>41600262>>Sure thing.Haven't seen that picture in awhile.
>>41600262>Sure thing.Considering how things are likely going to go from bad to worse in a blink, risky is probably the only decent choice we have if we want to remain proactive rather than reactive.Besides, it would be Samantha's call anyhow. Not sure what other considerations there may be.
>>41600262>>I don't think we can get THAT involved...why is it risky?
>>41600262>Sure thing.>I can't promise anything more than that, of course.>>41600274You are literally whining about our character doing their job because we haven't gotten a chance to be more like your fucking animes and upgrade our social links.Please stop reading this quest, it isn't for you. It won't change the fact that you personally have shit all over this thread, but it may make future threads 200% more tolerable.
>Sure thing.Get permission to do a flyby with our Morgan...once it's airworthy.Think Sam's flying fortress can be patched up in time to do that too?
>>41600327Considering you've attacked more than 3 different anons who you have determined to be one individual, no anon, it won't make more threads tolerable for you.
>>41600307>Why would we want to bring it up? It's going to be ready to go after 1 more mission by Smokey's promise.Because opinions toward Pixy in Belka are... mixed, let's say. But potentially, his plane might be of use as an image; maybe it'd work to tell the OB folks "get fucked" and make the ultra-nationalists rethink things.A message that might say anything from "Remember how things turned out the last time things got taken too far?" to "The Solo Wing's plane and color flying against One Belka and ultra-nationalism".(And on the other hand if it could make things worse, than he'd tell us so, and we'd probably not use the red-wing paint scheme then.)
>>41600372We don't really need to tell our Uncle that though, we can do those things without letting out the secret on an unsecure line, hell if the timing is right we can fly into Belka in our Morgan and wow everyone that way completely by surprise.
>>41600344>3 different anonssure thing vaelys
>>41600384Personally, I think that the Morgan should be our trump card that's used for special occassions.
>>41600390No idea who the fuck that is but when you jump down my throat and the others I'm talking with as if we're one person, you come across as a retard and get treated like one.
>>41600396I can kinda agree with that, but our Strike Eagle ACTIVEAWESOME is coming up against better and better foes, at this point I think we should start saving up for some good weapons to put on our Morgan and Eagle.
>>41600262"Sure thing." You nod and turn around. "Hey Samantha! I might have a possible job offer here!" You say."Really?" Samantha regards you with a combination of curiosity and eagerness. "Yeah, my Uncle is looking to hire." You say, handing to the phone to her. "Huh, okay. It's odd to see Belka asking for mercenaries." Samantha takes the phone from you and turns around. You can hear her murmuring as she talks with Uncle, though you can't make out what she's saying."Hey, so are things going all right at home?" Lara asks, her concern evident."Not really." You sigh. "But nothing's happened yet, which is good.""I dunno. My dad said it was this sort of stuff that led to the Belkan War." Amy bites her lip. "I don't want to jump to conclusions...""Well, let's just all hope cooler heads prevail." Lilian says."Jager, what to you think?" You turn to your ground combat expert and sometimes escort."More money for us if conflict breaks out." He shrugs. "Though I'd rather see it someplace else than our homeland.""Leave it to a Belkan to be cold as ice." Amy rolls her eyes.Finally, Samantha returns your phone and regards all of you with a careful eye."So, how do you all feel about going on a super secret, super dangerous mission with a high possibility of an international incident if we're found out?" She asks.So... business as usual?>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week! Don't forget to catch Vertical Tanks on Saturday!>And as always, all this new art is greatly appreciated!
>>41600418Thanks for running Merc
>>41600418Hopefully there'll be some real non-plane time.
>>41600418Thanks Merc, shame I only got on long enough to lurk.
>>41600418time to sleep, night.
>>41600418Thanks for the run, Merc. See you next time!
>>41600446We're getting ready to go on a big mission. You can shitpost about it next week as well, I guess.
>>41600446Considering the sound of what we've just been told by Samantha, I would guess that any non-plane time coming up will be sneeky sekrit spy stuff on the ground.With everything being setup as is, I wouldn't bet on any serious non-conflict hijinks for awhile. We've been dallying around major plot points for awhile, it sounds like shit is gonna git real soon.I guess we'll see how it goes.
>>41600418>"So, how do you all feel about going on a super secret, super dangerous mission with a high possibility of an international incident if we're found out?" She asks."Will the Morgan be ready in time?"
>>41600418Thanks for running!
>>41600531>I wouldn't bet on any serious non-conflict hijinks for awhile.Well thats annoying considering we just came off a massive mission that lasted a hell of a long time, we kind of need downtime rather than want downtime.
>>41600573If Merc keeps putting us in combat will you promise to drop the quest and never post in these threads again, because if so then I know what options to vote for going forward
>>41600586No, just to spite you.
>>41600594>I will keep shit posting in the threads until I get what I want.Well at least you are honest about what you are
>>41600531odds are at the rate things are going, it'll be all hastily slammed together into a so-so ending. It's hard to care for characters when one hardly remembers what they're like outside their planes.>>41600573Agreed, good luck getting that point to Merc.>>41600609>I will keep on insisting on hardly any characterization. And Damn anyone that wants a properly balanced/paced story.That's what I'm getting from you.
>>41600636Found the guy who hasn't played Ace Combat.
>>41600651Found the guy who doesn't know what good storytelling is.
>>41600586When you think about the developing situation, it's kind of hard to expect the kind of downtime you're talking about beyond short bits of humor, to be honest.We've gotten past the initial filler episode stages, we're now entering (another?) major arc, if not an overreaching arc, from how it feels to me.I kind of see what you're getting at, so I don't completely disagree, but this isn't slice-of-life Ace Combat, where we focus on interactions away from combat.It's Endless Sky: Ace Combat, with a kickass pilot that we give all sorts of direction to shred enemy pilots, and who is going to be in the thick of what's looking to be serious business the more we get details and the more that we tangle with OB and the "certain nations and groups" that Uncle mentioned wants Belka to be belligerent.You might just have to wait until after the mystery mission that's just been dangled in front of us, depending on how Merc decides to run things.
>>41600636Given your level of reading comprehension I'm not surprised you get that from my posts.>>41600661Good storytelling, as it turns out, doesn't mean "Catering to the whiny faggot who shits up a quest in the middle of its run to complain about how he specifically isn't getting served."
>>41600661Go play the last 2 missions of AC5 and get back to me.
>>41600672Neither is it catering to the whiny faggot who shits things up in response to valid complaints.>>41600677I don't think that'd transfer well to the quest medium.
>>41600672Excellent job missing the point entirely in both responses, keep up that top tier shitposting anon.
Actually, that reminds me -- what do we know about what our fellow aces are famous for? (And also how did Lilian and Shiba's reunion go.)We know that Lara's picked up some fame for the AC 6 war she was in, and that Amy is famous in Ustio.But we don't know WHY Amy's famous. Nor what makes Lilian stand out as an ace.Because (and I just stumbled across it while rereading Thread 14, where we first meet the Butterflies), the Butterflies said this:>"Well, still, that's awesome stuff!" Dawn grins. "We uh, actually don't have any kills yet. so we really look up to you!">"Is that so?" You blink.>"Right now your squadron pretty much has all of the world's most famous female aces." Echo points out. "So it's only natural, I guess."Karla got a bit of fame from the Air Show in Ustio, so that was obvious. But what makes Bravo flight *the* most famous group of female aces? Is Amy just famous for her dad (and the Ustio Air Show now), and Lilian for her taking up fighting while being from a wealthy and philanthropic family?
>>41600687You have no valid complaints. "Bawwwww Merc is putting combat in an action-focused quest" isn't a valid complaint, it's you wanting the quest being something it isn't.>>41600688You never had a point to begin with.
>>41600698This is actually a rather interesting point
>>41600698This is what we miss out on with Merc's recent pacing. And last time I checked Ace Combat games managed to develop its cast despite its combat heavy nature, otherwise certain player punch moments wouldn't work.
>>41600664>We've gotten past the initial filler episode stages, we're now entering (another?) major arc, if not an overreaching arc, from how it feels to me.The problem is its not entering a new arc, its just more major arc, is going wacky fun arc> major arc> filler arc> major arc> wacky fun arc> major arc> major arc> major arc> major arc> major arc> major arc> major arc and its really just tiring me out, I give less of a shit now than I used to, when it should be the opposite considering the position of the story now.>but this isn't slice-of-life Ace CombatNo one is arguing that, what we're arguing is that we're playing Karla, a human being, a character who has wants and needs outside and inside of her job, and right now we've ceased being Karla, and we're just Generic Disembodied Pilot Voice Inside MC Plane #4423>You might just have to wait until after the mystery mission that's just been dangled in front of us, depending on how Merc decides to run things.And herein lies the issue, we've been waiting, we waited for the mission prior to the previous mission for that, then we got thrown into the Gyges mission, which we waited through and fought through for another chance, and yet again straight into another major arc...
>>41600698>"All right." You shake your head and smile. "How about this. Stick close to me and my squad and we'll make sure we all get out of this, okay?">"Okay!" All four girls affirm.>"And here." You hand them your card. "Whenever you got free time, youc an always do a few sim battles against me. How does that sound?"Oh hey sim battles. I forgot about that. At some point we should probably take them up on that, huh. Especially since back then they hadn't even had any kills; whereas now they've faced off and flown in a good number of missions, huge battles, and I think faced several Aces too.I think we had a brief mock-fight against the Butterflies in one of our previous threads, but that was about it? So now we might be able to see how they've improved.It'll be interesting; maybe before we go, we can promise them a sim battle once we come back from our mission!
>>41600708You've gone from disagreeing with valid complaints, to shitposting and trying to deny their existence entirely, thats just pathetic.
>>41600698Funny thing?A lot of the things you mentioned are VERY good questions.Fact of the matter is, I've hardly noticed any anons (if at all) suggesting that these questions be ASKED when we've had the opportunity to write one in.While obviously Merc will add details in when needed, if we never think to ask these kind of questions, well...it will likely not come up unless it's important to the plot, I'd wager.>But what makes Bravo flight *the* most famous group of female aces?Waaay back at the beginning, Lara mentions something about the fact that Artemis doesn't have many female pilots to begin with, and prefers keeping them together, iirc.Just by virtue of that, and considering the battles and situations we've been a part of so far, I'd wager we're Artemis' premier female unit hands down, and that alone probably garners us a LOT of attention. As much as I think it's awesome, something tells me that all-female units aren't exactly that common despite us meeting the Butterflies.
>>41600763>No one is arguing that, what we're arguing is that we're playing Karla, a human being, a character who has wants and needs outside and inside of her job, and right now we've ceased being Karla, and we're just Generic Disembodied Pilot Voice Inside MC Plane #4423It's a good thing you've outed yourself for having not actually been paying attention to the quest, otherwise people might take you seriously
>>41600708Yet your point seems to be to endlessly shitpost.>>41600698>what do we know about what our fellow aces are famous for?No idea, we haven't interacted with them outside of their planes enough for that.>(And also how did Lilian and Shiba's reunion go.)No idea because once again the previous thread got ruined by lolrandum dice and drunk shennanigans.We've spent almost no time at all being a character and getting to know the other characters around us, they've just been mechanical plot points circulating around us.
>>41600780If only I was disagreeing with valid complaints and not a shitter who was whining in the middle of a thread, then this might be the truth.
>>41600698>>41600733>>41600750Exactly my point. Merc's pacing has been so fucked as of late that its thrown all this out of whack and his response in such a situation is to ramp up the pacing even more only to further exasperate these issues.Merc, slow the fuck down seriously, your writing is heavily suffering for it.
>>41600797Well I guess the quest just isn't for you, maybe you can stop reading it
>>41600766>we can promise them a sim battle once we come back from our mission!Ha, good joke anon.Realising the state of things as they are because of this pacing makes me sad at how this quest has become.
>>41600800Except all you've done is shitpost and whine in response to legitimate discussions, which you're still doing.
>>41600806I'm not sure why you're being so alarmist over this, since it's only been the Gyges missions that haven been a marathon, because the Gyges is kind of a big deal. I'm honestly thinking you're making mountains out of molehills here.
>>41600785>Fact of the matter is, I've hardly noticed any anons (if at all) suggesting that these questions be ASKED when we've had the opportunity to write one in.We've had like 3 opportunities throughout the entire quest anon, and we've always had other things butt in or higher priorities.We used to be an interesting character surrounded by interesting characters doing interesting things, but we're not anywhere near that anymore and it would take a lot of effort to change things and stop this train from derailing.
>>41600828Shitposting in the middle of a quest, then whining when you get called out for it, is not legitimate discussion.
>>41600808Try harder faggot.
>>41600763>its really just tiring me out,Not really sure what to tell you except I see this as about right, considering that things are ramping up storywise. Wacky fun arcs should be pretty rare anyhow, considering our combat merc status and the quest not really being a comedic, slice-of-life story.>right now we've ceased being Karla, and we're just Generic Disembodied Pilot Voice Inside MC Plane #4423I'm not really getting that feel at all from the quest. Like you said yourself, you give less of a shit than you used to, so I'm pretty sure it's your cynicism showing, rather than Karla ceasing to be a person.Also - Karla is Belkan. She'd likely be a LOT more loose if we had chosen anything else. We even had the option for a write-in waaaaay at the beginning, and anons ended up pretty solidly voting for "dour Belkan".You run with what you have, and all that.>41600797I consider drunk shenanigans as wacky fun, even if it was just a smidgen of it. We spent no time in the air this thread, and outside from plot, we spent time talking with both Tarin and Smokey, something we've done little of so far.Seems like characterization to me, little as you may consider it.
>>41600763>No one is arguing that, what we're arguing is that we're playing Karla, a human being, a character who has wants and needs outside and inside of her job, and right now we've ceased being Karla, and we're just Generic Disembodied Pilot Voice Inside MC Plane #4423We haven't hit that point yet, but with the way Merc's been going, we might actaully get to that point.>>41600766It'd be a cool thing and good exercise.... assuming Merc actually allows for it.>>41600785Well I think most would assume that Merc would cover those considering he's usually good about that. But it seems with this, he seems to be focusing on the action too much. A cynical man would say he's doing it due to his dice fetish.>>41600838And it opened up a few subplots that seem to be getting put on the backburner and we'll be lucky to see them brought up again. And most were expecting more of a down time before getting tossed into what amounts to be another big thing.People are worried because it looks like it'll be 90% action/plane/dice stuff and maybe 10% of character stuff. It's not a good ratio for you.
>>41600865>People are worried because it looks like it'll be 90% action/plane/dice stuff and maybe 10% of character stuff. It's not a good ratio for you.The only people "worried" about this aren't worth listening to, since it's pretty clear they aren't actually interested in the quest.
>>41600865>People are worried because it looks like it'll be 90% action/plane/dice stuff and maybe 10% of character stuff. It's not a good ratio for you.I'm not too sure what you're expecting from an Ace Combat Quest. Plus I think you're overexaggerating a nonexistent problem. Like merc said, literally the only case where he's had back to back missions was the Gyges mission.
Adding onto >>41600875:>>41600865Your math also sucks shit and its completely arbitrary. I'm sorry merc isn't writing high school "anime fighter pilots: the quest" for you, but that is never what this quest was going to be.
>>41600838Merc, when we can't answer any of >>41600698 it kind of is a big issue, the Gyges mission taking more than a month only made this rear its head when we had what precious little downtime interrupted and rendered useless before being thrown back into the grinder.Maybe I am making a mountain out of it, but I'm not the only one seeing these issues so there is a problem, and if you just choose to ignore it then you'll just find yourself with less and less players who give a shit because they've just all been worn out and choose to not care anymore, which is frankly just sad considering how well this quest started.
>>41600900Maybe Merc wants you to leave after you spent half the thread shitting up his quest thread with your concerns that you aren't being given exactly what you want
>>41600875How is wanting to see the various character subplot progress not being interested in the quest?>>41600889I know what to expect from a Merc Command quest and if he wanted it to be all about plane then why bother with characters and subplots in the first place? What you're trying to get isn't Ace Combat but some shitty knockoff without the character factor that made the series memorable.
>>41600858>Seems like characterization to me, little as you may consider it.What characterisation happened? Please tell me because Smokey was just his usual stereotype and Tarin was Tarin, entirely unchanged or undeveloped as always throughout every story. We didn't interact with them, we got spoken AT.
>>41600840>We've had like 3 opportunities throughout the entire quest anonNo. This is just plain wrong, you shouldn't have to be force-fed opportunities to ask background questions, EVER.We have had lots of opportunities, especially since we're often allowed write-ins. There have been a lot of chances to ask all sorts of probing, curiousity-solving, background-illuminating questions, or piggyback them onto conversations we've been having with our flight pals.I'll admit I've been guilty at times of ignoring the opportunities at times, but I've been less interested in details that don't help us stay alive at the current time unless the mood struck me, and it hasn't.The real problem has been anons have not raised the idea, nor framed a good write-in that would ask the question in the first place. It's just a matter of making a good case for asking the right questions in the first place.
>>41600838You know what's also kind of a big deal? All of >>41600698 & >>41600766 & >>41600785 none of which has been addressed, just glossed over and pushed to the side off screen to never be remembered when those are the details and little things that matter to us outside of the plane. You have to have that balance, otherwise we may as well just be a sentient air frame.
>>41600918>What you're trying to get isn't Ace Combat but some shitty knockoff without the character factor that made the series memorable.Uhh...Did we play the same games?
>>41600931a good story doesn't require you to dig up the resolution to subplots, especially as it wasn't the case in any other Merc quest.
>>41600865>A cynical man would say he's doing it due to his dice fetish.You don't need to be a cynic to say that, we could have seen all of that last night but nope, now we'll never know. When it just happens again and again and again it stops being cynicism.
>>41600940>You have to have that balance, otherwise we may as well just be a sentient air frame.Every time you say this, it's proof that you aren't paying attention to the quest. Karla has a personality and is an interesting character in her own way.You're complaining because she's not a genki anime, therefore this makes her a robot.
>>41600838You threw us into a massive fight, which was fucking awesome, but we need to be able to unwind, to process what we went through, to relax, to regain ourselves, and you didn't even let us try doing any of that before going "I HOPE YOU'RE READY FOR MORE ACTION" when we're lying there in a daze wondering what the fuck is going on.
>>41600875>PEOPLE INTERESTED IN MORE THAN JUST THIS ONE SINGULAR FACET OF THIS QUEST ARE ENTIRELY UNINTERESTED IN THIS QUEST AND ONLY WHAT I SAY MATTERS
>>41600963You whine so much about this quest and Merc's usage of dice, I wonder how you ever read any of his other quests.I bet you're still angry about the best girl winning in VMQ2.
>>41600960She started out that way but if she spends most of her time flying and doing general pilot stuff; it doesn't show.Well I'm just hoping this trend doesn't spread to VTQ
>>41600889>literally the only case where he's had back to back missions was the Gyges mission.and the mission before it, and this mission after it....Merc has massive problems with his writing currently, technically he's all over the place making loads of simple errors that bring down the quality of his writing, combined with the threadbare sparsity of his writing and upended pacing making problems of its own, yeah, this problem and many others are entirely existent.
>>41600975Her character does show in combat, it's apparent you're not paying attention to it.
I love how people are bitching about not enough downtime threads in an actual downtime thread.
>>41600895>but that is never what this quest was going to be.Someone never read the first 20 threads of this quest.
>>41600914>half the threadNot even him but really, first you say other peopls math sucks, then can't even count yourself.
>>41600986Well, it clearly wasn't the right kind of downtime, we needed another 20 threads like this in a row without combat, maybe we could have rolled dice and failed a drunken pillow fight, or worked on social links, or tried to get sempai to notice us more
>>41600920>Please tell me because Smokey was just his usual stereotypeSmokey usually just sits in the background asking us what loadout we want on our jet.While we didn't exactly take the opportunity to ask anything personal (we DID have the "Other" write-in option available...), we discovered he was nice enough to put us somewhere safe (the Morgan cockpit) rather than let call for someone else to deal with us, and does have a sense of humor (he laughed about our drunken hijinks, rather than his usual grumpy self).Sure, it ain't Shakespeare, and we missed an opportunity to possibly expand on Smokey's background, but that was player-decided (or laziness) more than anything.>Tarin was TarinExcept she surprised us, because we thought she'd be bothered by us keeping her nestled up with Jager. She went out of her way to play along with us despite Jager apparently having ordered her to wake him.
>>41600931>but I've been less interested in details that don't help us stay alive at the current time unless the mood struck me, and it hasn'tSo lots of opportunities then...>The real problem has been anons have not raised the ideaI was the one who proposed bringing everyone to the bar to celebrate, so we could see how the others were doing, so we could find out how things went between Lillian and Shiba, so don't even try to say we haven't raised ideas, they just get trampled by Merc.
>>41601010these things didn't happen, obviously, not in the special way that caters directly to one guy whining incessantly>>41601021Maybe you should write your own quest instead of shitting up someone else's.
>>41600950That was more a case of some occasionally inspired or good write-ins, rather than what you're suggesting.A quest is not exactly a story. It IS a story in a sense, but you get out of it what you put into it.Again, not saying you lack a decent point, but if you want to be unhappy about something, you should be unhappy about not pointing to these details during the quest and writing a suitable write-in that will help do more of what you are looking for.Also, I'll respectfully say that you need to look at Merc's stuff closer, you're kinda way off base with what you're claiming about "wasn't the case in any other Merc quest".Again, it's likely cynicism more than anything.
>>41600972We have read his other quests, but after a certain point it becomes clear that he seems to have a particular obsession with them with how he makes more and more convoluted rules for them. It's like he wants a massive crit fail (never a good thing for GM or QM)>>41600982It doesn't help that he seems to insist on running 2-3 quests at once; maybe that's why these issues are occurring.>>41600986there wasn't much down time to be honest, not since it ended with PLOT and YET ANOTHER BIG MISSION.>>41601004You're just being a faggot now. People wouldn't be complaining as much if we found out what happened between Lara and Shiba at least.>>41601010It was a decent bit yes, though had it happen in a better paced thing or had some more stuff following it, it'd be better received.>>41601021The bar thing might have been a mistake considering how drinking games are a big red button.>>41601030you should follow your own advice on not shitting up threads as you're the one spewing the most bile.
>>41600972I've read all his other quests except for Idols and that Gundam one, its why seeing how his writing is suffering and his stories are getting more lackluster is sad, also I was all for Falyn in VMQ2 so good job there.
>>41600975>Well I'm just hoping this trend doesn't spread to VTQIt already has anon, Tarin is Tarin, and Roy is "I like tanks?" made corporeal.
>>41601021>I was the one who proposed bringing everyone to the bar to celebrate, so we could see how the others were doing, so we could find out how things went between Lillian and Shiba, so don't even try to say we haven't raised ideas, they just get trampled by Merc.I will admit I haven't had time to devote to the Lilian/Shiba subplot yet. There were just other things I wanted to do to start moving the action out of B7R.
>>41600986this was just a filler thread, there wasn't any downtime at all in it, and there is a pretty big difference between the two anon.
>>41601030>Maybe you should write your own quest instead of shitting up someone else's.Funny considering I do and I bet you shitpost in it when you don't get it tailored to you.
>>41601072oh my god >>41601030 was right>these things didn't happen, obviously, not in the special way that caters directly to one guy whining incessantly
>>41601044>It's like he wants a massive crit fail (never a good thing for GM or QM)He's said as much several times.
>>41601086oooh oooh, which quest would this be now i am curious
>>41600986>Finish big mission>Get blackout drunk because thats meant to be a funny and entertaining alternative to the night of fun we planned and setup to celebrate with friends and coworkers>Wake up after getting blackout drunk because of dice, find out that it was entirely unmemorableGet shoved into another big missionThat is not downtime anon.
>>41601044>It was a decent bit yes, though had it happen in a better paced thing or had some more stuff following it, it'd be better received.You can't have your cake and eat it too.You can't say that Smokey was just his usual stereotype, then say, "it was a decent bit".Take what you can get, work on getting more.>>41601047Sorry, we'll have to disagree, and leave it at that.>>41601086If you truly do write your own quest, I'd be curious to know which one it actually is, so I can take a look.What you're saying should be here in this quest, and what I've seen from available quests, I can't say it seems to line up. I can say that there are a few I've disliked because of certain ways the QM has run things, however...I'd love to be pleasantly surprised, honestly.
>>41601099got the latest post/etc where he said that? As if it was the case, he'd lose half his reader base, especially with how finicky /tg/ dice are.
>>41601071>There were just other things I wanted to do to start moving the action out of B7R.And we're screaming at you, stop trying to force the plot along and just let this mellow for a bit. For once just put plot to the side so that when PLOT rears its face it actually MEANS SOMETHING and has impact instead of just being "Oh boy this all over again, yawn.">There were just other things I wanted to do to start moving the action out of B7R.This is the entire cause of all these issues.
>>41601118>Whining about anons voting for the option that leads to a missionSorry we didn't vote for more high school hijinks bro
>>41601126I wasn't the one who said he was the stereotype.It's not just one person having these issues; which is more than I can say about the guy going on about whiny faggots and other insults and nothing but those.
>>41601095keep on samefagging and shitposting, maybe if you try hard enough you might one day understand storytelling
>>41601130He's said it in Idolrun when discussing the system, he's also said it in IRC when discussing riling up anons and pushing big red buttons, it's not a new thing anon, Merc likes to see us fail and to rile us up, not a healthy attitude.
>>41601165>He's said it in Idolrun when discussing the system, he's also said it in IRC when discussing riling up anons and pushing big red buttons, it's not a new thing anon, Merc likes to see us fail and to rile us up, not a healthy attitude.>All these unsubstantiated claimsIt's like I'm in qtg all over again!
>>41601126>You can't have your cake and eat it too.This phrase is just asinine, whats the point of getting a cake if not eating it?
>>41601165Do you actually have logs of this or are you just lying out your ass now?
>>41601144Why don't you just go back to high school seeing as you evidently skipped most classes and are obsessed with it?
>>41601144I know what would happen if they didnt: they would get bitched at by other people for letting OB win and/or breaking character.And for some it was some good bait.>>41601165Must have been indirect as I don't remember that being said in Idolrun. I do agree on the attitude being unhealthy.
>>41601181Sure let me just go and dredge up years and years worth of logs to satisfy one anon who wants to be spoonfed and can't think for himself.
>>41601203You're the one making the accusation so the burden of proof is on you.
>>41601136>And we're screaming at you,Um, you are. I'm most certainly NOT.Just to be clear.Not going to say everything was perfect, and I'm hardly some mindless fan, but no quest is, and I'm good with what Merc said.>>41601148It's pretty clear there's a samefag going on. That aside, I've not seen much support for the issue(s) you are seeing.>>41601178Please don't make me explain why you can't have two mutually exclusive things.If you can troll and try to be cute by calling it asinine, you know what it means in the first place.
>>41601216i have the logs right here anon<MercCommand> i can't wait to make them fail and die in the next thread<me> pls noMercCommand powers up to super saiyajin 3.MercCommand changes his name to GODCOMMAND<GODCOMMAND> NOW ITS TIME TO MAKE THEM WAIFU FALYNN!
>>41601203Are you actually going to produce those logs or are you still just a lying sack of shit, I don't have all night
>>41601341I'm totally going to produce them, just you hang on there anon.
>>41601377I'm glad you've admitted that you don't have any logs to begin with.
>>41601467I too am glad that you've admitted you're still a faggot.
>>41601071>start moving the action out of B7R.Haha, was B7R starting to feel like Namek for a bit? Though we actually had a few mini-arcs of doing stuff outside B7R -- escorting President Harling to Belka, meeting up with Milly and Professor Detlef. Flying back, finding the Morgan, etc... Karla's dad, and coming back home to mom...... Actually I guess B7R was nothing like Namek!Not to mention that I actually thought that -- though we *have* been here a while -- that the time here was really fucking cool and MEMORABLE.We saved the damn President. We fought off 3 aces on our own when heading back here. We stormed an old base and got rid of V3. We just captured a goddamn flying command center!We've sortied against 2 notable fliers in Lilian's fiancée and Amy's dad's friend; and the 3 One Belka aces; we (probably) finally finished things up with one of the 3 OB Aces; we've had LOTS of flying in B7R...You know what my thoughts on all the B7R stuff was? "Holy shit I really feel like we're one of the famous Aces of the Round Table."These missions and fights all really felt like the sort of fights that made this place, and the pilots who fly here, *famous*."I really feel like a Round Table Ace worthy of the name," "This is awesome!" is basically my reaction here.Y'know what, maybe all this has been really action-packed and fast-paced? But fuck it, it was some pretty goddamn *sweet* action!This is the shit that makes people go "I want to be there and make my name in that place" and WE WERE THERE and making it feel that way!
>>41601491So why did you lie, did you think it would somehow give your shitposting some credibility or what
>>41601502That or he was worried about that. Who to say he didn't read other quests with such issues?
>>41601513I didn't lie about shit anon, I just can't be assed to do your work for you.
>>41601502More pictures to express my thoughts after looking back on all that's happened in these arcs, both on and away from B7R.
>>41601522It's pretty clear that you did lie. Are you the same guy that also claims he's a QM? What quest would that be? Maybe if you advertise it here you'll get some more readers!
>>41601535What the fuck are you smoking? Just because you don't want to look for it doesn't mean its a lie. Also you can stop trying to samefag every argument in this thread.
>>41601534>McNinjaRadical.Well, IMO the concern about 10% offtime is greatly exaggerated. Yes, we fly alot, but the ratio of our offtime is not that worse. There are some thing on Karla's offtime that could be done better, but that entirely different thing.
>>41601502>>41601534I'm just sitting here cheering.I'd like more time to interact and hear about characters and characterizations and all, definitely. (Not so much 'slice-of-life' as it is... um. Learning about people and stuff?)We could do more non-action stuff. (But that doesn't mean that the action stuff we have had, wasn't pretty damn cool too!)
>>41601502B7R is where we've made a name for ourselves, and we've still got lots of things to do here, trying to hurry away doesn't make much sense when the work we've started here isn't close to finished.
>>41601558I don't keep irc logs like you apparently do, how the hell am I supposed to look for it?I just realized that this makes you sound like a creepy fucking stalker. Stop being a creeper, anon.
>>41601565That's my thoughts to.
>>41601575Neither do I so how about you stop projecting your fantasies onto reality?
>>41601583But you just said you were going to produce the logs of how Merc claims he loves seeing his players fail!
>>41601575>ad hominemI'm not even that guy, but logging your IRC conversations isn't really that rare/weird. I have several dozen mb of text across various channels.
Maybe some people are over-reacting as sometimes a sneaking mission is just a sneaking mission.
>>41601594And you said you weren't shitposting when you've done nothing but that.
>>41601563>Well, IMO the concern about 10% offtime is greatly exaggerated. Yes, we fly alot, but the ratio of our offtime is not that worse. There are some thing on Karla's offtime that could be done better, but that entirely different thing.Hm. Well. I was looking back on the accomplishments, and they were cool, but yeah. I do feel like we could do more -- depth I think is the word -- depth of offtime.As much as I can cheer over the awesome action, I do get where the people asking for more character-time are coming from, definitely!>>41601569>B7R is where we've made a name for ourselves, and we've still got lots of things to do here, trying to hurry away doesn't make much sense when the work we've started here isn't close to finished.Is there really a lot to do? We've taken care of the secret Belkan War-era caches. We found clues about our father in one, and pursued it.We safely shot down Lilian's fiancé and Amy's dad's friend.We shot down Tombstone, after he nearly got one of the Butterflies.We went up against one of Ace Combat's superweapons, as is tradition. And even CAPTURED the Gyges.We've flown against the various megacorps here, and defended our own megacorps.We've flown alongside Wolf's flight and the Butterfly flight.We've saved the President and escorted him to safety.Karla and Lara did an awesome joint combo takedown of a TLS-equipped Morgan.We've flown against OB Aces like... what, 4 or so times?Narrative-wise and cinematics-wise, do we have all that much left to do in B7R?
>>41601618So do you, or do you not, have actual proof of MercCommand saying he likes seeing anon fail and he hopes we do whenever he runs?
>>41601625>Is there really a lot to do?Uhh yep, theres the whole Atlas/Dahl war going on, theres the other vaults of which there are at least 2 unaccounted for, theres the OB bases and tunnels into B7R and the list goes on.
>>41601647There's this shit, and then there's our homeland on the verge of civil war.Homeland means a lot more than some corporate shenanigans. Additionally, there is NOTHING WHATSOEVER that indicates we can't deal with this shit at a later date.Nothing except really stupid assumptions.
>>41601641My proof is my memory, and if you want it so much go read the fucking archives of Idolrun where I said he discussed it.
>>41601659So OB using the vaults and hidden tunnels into OUR HOME COUNTRY AND TRYING TO START WAR IN OUR HOME COUNTRY has nothing to do with our homeland?
>>41601647>>41601659hence possible fears of the area becoming Namek.
>>41601659Uhh, OB and those secret cashes have a lot to do with that anon, thats what they are using to try to start shit...Should we just forget about those tunnels and caches our Uncle told us about? About the bases Milly told us about?
>>41601665Again, thanks for admitting you have no proof, and I can completely ignore anything else you have to say. It would be nice if you could assume a trip so that I could filter you.>>41601681We're not necessarily capable to dealing with everything in B7R by ourselves, but we do now know of a way we can help our Uncle.
>>41601647>the whole Atlas/Dahl war going onAside from our interest in the Butterflies, that's more for Atlas in particular to deal with. I expect at some point, the Butterflies will be the ones who have more direct action required for that conflict.I feel we'll have to put out fires in multiple areas in the long run, and have to pick and choose what particular OB/enemy shenanigans we disrupt for the best effect.
>>41601693Anon I have plenty of proof, I just can't be assed to spend hours searching the archives because I didn't bookmark it just for this very eventuality, but do please continue being a faggot.
>>41601746>I have proof because I say so!Why do you even read these quests
>>41601647>Uhh yep, theres the whole Atlas/Dahl war going on, theres the other vaults of which there are at least 2 unaccounted for, theres the OB bases and tunnels into B7R and the list goes on.We've kindof beaten Dahl several times over. By now they're either done, or are hurt enough that the Butterflies (who work for Atlas) can probably handle it. Plus, Wolf's Bravo Flight might be sticking around here still. So Atlas is probably covered.As for the vaults, we're not sure where the rest of them are. We only had the locations of 2 of them.As for the tunnels... I kind of get the feeling that either that's something we can't deal with just by flying on the Round Table - OR that the whole tunnel issue (which was a delicate and political issue when we first heard of it) is actually what we might be being sent to deal with next!>>41601680>hence possible fears of the area becoming Namek.Actually immediately after first bringing up Namek, I realized "Actually no it's nothing like that."We've gotten stuff done and moved some of the plot along while on B7R.Also, we've also been off it several times and advanced the plot there too. (President, Belkan city, Detlef and Milly. Family; dad, mom, uncle.)So nah, this is nothing like Namek. Both because we've been getting stuff done, and because we've spent some time off of B7R.Actually, as far as character interaction goes, Dinsmark (Thread 26 and 27 especially) is probably a good example of it. We met with our Uncle and our old teacher, handled the whole Milly thing (and tied off the "Who was that mysterious pilot in the Morgan?" plot) and so on.24 through 27 were actually some pretty cool threads, in terms of narrative, plot and interaction.
>>41601761Why do you? Do I suddenly require proof of some random factoid that you seem fixated on just to enjoy an interactive story?
>>41601761What the fuck are you even going on about and why are you idiots still going on about it?
>>41601673>So OB using the vaults and hidden tunnels into OUR HOME COUNTRY AND TRYING TO START WAR IN OUR HOME COUNTRY has nothing to do with our homeland?It does, but according to Uncle, OB is involved, but are quite possibly pawns. He also specifically mentions a lot of foreign money moving around.That means that OB is not our true enemy. We're likely dealing with ANOTHER nation or group as the real threat, and that's who we really need to tangle with, rather than OB.Not that we mind screwing up OB plans whenever we can, of course.
>>41601765>OR that the whole tunnel issue (which was a delicate and political issue when we first heard of it) is actually what we might be being sent to deal with next!I very much doubt that, Merc has a habit of entirely forgetting about such things.
>>41601781Right now the only proof you have presented is proof that you are a liar with now valid complaints about anything, and you were here today just to shitpost in the thread.
>>41601765>24 through 27 were actually some pretty cool threads, in terms of narrative, plot and interaction.Indeed, some more of that would be good, minus the plotberg.>>41601808Get a filter you blithering retard.
>>41601808Would you just shut up already? It's clear all you're doing is trying to prolong a fucking stupid fight.
>>41601824It is stupid because he's an obvious liar. He's the one who claimed he has definitive proof that our QM likes setting us up to fail, so I'd kinda like to see it.I'm sure Merc does as well.
>>41601842>obviousRight, when all there is are a couple posts in a thread on 4chan of all places, you try to substantiate claims you could do yourself yet instead just endlessly shitpost for no reason.
>>41601842Meanwhile the rest of us just want you idiots to shut the fuck up already or go be special elsewhere.
>>41601854I've been searching the Idolrun threads for anything like what you have said and have come up empty so far.You're a very bad liar, anon. If I could guess, I would say you are Australian.
>>41601905I'm neither the one who made those claim, nor from that hemisphere.
Thread 24:>"Now, where were we?" Harling turns back to you and your wingmates. "By the way, just a bit of curiosity, but what units did you previously serve in?">"Osean 1st Tactical Squadron." Lilian says.>"Emmerian 15th Fighter Squadron." Lara says proudly.>"Um, this is actually my first flying gig." Amy shrugs. >"Osean 108th Tactical Fighter Squadron." You say.Well, Amy might be famous only in connection to her father... As for the Osean 1st and Emmerian 15th, I don't know enough Ace Combat to be able to tell if that's significant.Somebody made a post speculating about Lara though.>Huh, Lara's pedigree takes her straight out of Windhover squadronGuy named Sentinel seems to have IDed her as Lanner.>My theory is still that Lara's former callsign is Lanner>Fucking nevermind>http://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/Lanner>CONFIRMED"Lanner was a member of the Republic of Emmeria Air Force's 15th Tactical Fighter Squadron. She was the only known female Emmerian pilot in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. She, like Daniel "Windhover" Pollini and "Saker", flew the F-16C Fighting Falcon. She often commented on how there was not a man in the sky who could touch her. She, along with her squadron mates, lended combat support to Garuda Team on numerous occasions throughout the Emmeria-Estovakia War and took part in many of that conlict's major battles. Her fate is unknown."So, we've got something on Lara at least.
>>41602093>http://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/15th_Fighter_Squadron>Deployment: Anean Continental War◾Invasion of Gracemeria◾Raid of Vitoze◾Battle of Sipli Field◾Battle of Bartolomeo Fortress◾Anea Landing◾Battle of Silvat◾Battle of Selumna Peak◾Stand-off at the Dead Sea◾Battle of Ragno Fortress◾Fort Norton Infiltration◾Operation: Free Gracemeria◾Gracemeria Patrol◾The Destruction of the ChandelierSo, that looks pretty impressive at first glance to me, if Lara was at all of those battles?
Why don't we just ask her instead of speculating?
>>41602148Because we'd roll a nat 1 and wake up after being randomly blackout drunk.
>>41602177>dicerollsI dunno what you're worried about, you're not old enough to drink given how much you whine about dice.
>>41602177Or you could stop getting so rustled by things that are out of your control and learn to roll with the punches.Hopefully unrelated, is there a reason this hasn't been archived on suptg?
>>41602199I'm currently nursing a glass of JD so good try anon, but you missed as always.
>>41602218Every time we've gone to the bar to socialise with friends we end up getting the entire night taken away and shoved off screen.It already has been anon.
>>41602218i have logs of merc claiming he was going to abandon this quest because of all the shit posting, real proof of how he was going to kill off karla in the next fight just give me a few minutes to find it but its real trust me
>>41602177>Because we'd roll a nat 1 and wake up after being randomly blackout drunk.>>41602236>Every time we've gone to the bar to socialise with friends we end up getting the entire night taken away and shoved off screen.In that case, maybe we should just stop drinking heavily.No more thinking "Oh this time we'll break the streak and finally roll a 20, you'll see!" and deciding that it's fine to drink this time too.Just don't get into drinking contests. That way we won't need to roll anything, and we won't blackout.
I like how we're planning to be prudes and have no fun out of fear of bad dice rolls.
>>41602351Well if Merc wants us to play differently then he needs to not shit down our throats when we try to have fun.
>>41602351>be an ace fighter pilot>fear nothing in the air>refuse to do anything while on land, lock ourselves in our room>something might go wrong>>41602367I hope you don't try to samefag to get what you want, seeing as how you're in the extreme minority.
>>41602351>I like how we're planning to be prudes and have no fun out of fear of bad dice rolls."Stop picking 'Drinking Contest!' each time the option comes up and then complaining when you roll a natural 1 on it" is hardly 'planning to be prudes and have no fun.'Just don't over-indulge in drink.Hell, Karla's own thoughts on this topic in the earlier threads was "you've never gotten the idea of drinking till you pass out as a cultural thing" and if you fear that we've lost out on talk time because of heavy drinking... Well, you now know why Karla wasn't so fond of "drink till you pass out" as a culture.Maybe next time we should just actually stick to the thing Karla already knew all along, and had only had reinforced for her through 2 separate instances of drunkenness, and simply not get into drinking contests.
>>41602447This sounds like a very tall heap of bloody metagaming bullshit.
>>41602463What the fuck are you smoking?
dammit I'm la-what the fug
>>41602529>What the fuck are you smoking?Hell if I know what he's smoking.>>41602463>This sounds like a very tall heap of bloody metagaming bullshit.That would be because the complaints were about rolling nat 1s, losing a night of activity, or about connecting IC and OOC actions:>>41602307>Because we'd roll a nat 1 and wake up after being randomly blackout drunk.>Every time we've gone to the bar to socialise with friends we end up getting the entire night taken away and shoved off screen.>>41602447>>I like how we're planning to be prudes and have no fun out of fear of bad dice rolls.>"Stop picking 'Drinking Contest!' each time the option comes up and then complaining when you roll a natural 1 on it" is hardly 'planning to be prudes and have no fun.'If the topic is about losing actions due to shit rolls, then of course the response is going to look a little meta because no shit.Although I'm not sure how "I hate passing out drunk!" "Then don't drink so heavily, duh." qualifies as 'a tall heap of bloody metagaming bullshit' so, as >>41602529 said, I have no idea what the hell you're smoking.
Also just noticed that this archived thread's holding at just 1 point after 17 votes. Wow. That's a lot of quick downvotes.Just how butthurt are these people?
>>41602745Have you read the thread?