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!The world seems to freeze around you as your eyes are transfixed by the screen, unable to tear your gaze away from the sight of Milly in the clutch of her OB ex-comrades. Immediately, you try to glean any detail at all from the video, but the OB guys who set up the recording were careful. The background was a blank white tarp. All the people on screen besides Milly were masked and wearing matching jumpsuits, making it impossible to discern any unique characteristics. "Valkyrie, or shall I say, Karla Weiss." A warped, deliberately altered voice rolls out from the speakers. "We know you are close to Milly, and if you ever hope to see her alive again, you will listen to what we have to say."You grit your teeth. Obviously, he meant demands, though he was savvy enough to not outright say that they were. However, you don't have much choice but to keep listening."You currently have three options." The voice continues. "One, you turn yourself in to our custody, and we let Milly go free. A life for a life. Two, you agree to never interfere in our affairs again, and we keep Milly alive and unharmed in our custody as insurance. Three, you continue to do what you do, and we send this little traitor back to you piece by piece.""Don't fucking listen to 'em! Karla!" Milly shouts. "I don't care what these fu-"On of her guards slams the butt of his rifle into Milly's stomach, immediately silencing her, while another drops the black bag over her head again and drags her off screen.You fists ball so tight, your nails are practically drawing blood now.(cont)
>>42158431"We expect an answer by-" However, the voice is interrupted when you see someone in an OB uniform stomp in, and the video cuts out for a second. A sign of obvious editing. The voice then continues, a bit more agitated now. "After some 'discussion' with our senior members, we have a fourth, alternate proposal for you. You come out to the Round Table, alone, and prove your mettle against our best pilots. If you somehow survive... well, then we'll see what happens. We expect an answer within 48 hours."With that, the video finally cuts out."I'm sorry, Karla, I really am." Samantha frowns. "But we need to come up with a decision.""What are my options?""Well, I doubt you're going to just give up fighting OB." Samantha rolls her eyes. "I know you pilot types. Too much pride. so you're never just going to give up. That leaves us with two options. You either turn yourself in, or you go for that challenge which isn't a totally obvious trap.""Isn't turning myself in a death sentence?" You frown."Well, not necessarily." Samantha shakes her head. "We believe that OB won't execute you, at least not right away. This might give us an opportunity to get an 'in'. Figure out where their HQ is.""Maybe I should just take my chances in the air." You frown."Well, you're free to take that option, too." Samantha replies.>I'll turn myself in.>I'll take my chances in the sky.>Other
>>42158435>I'll take my chances in the sky.Get the morgan ready.
>>42158435>I'll take my chances in the sky.>otherGet in touch with uncle dearestHe must know something
>>42158435>>I'll take my chances in the sky.>>Other"Can't we send some ground asset to secure her, when they busy with me?"Also, AC QUEST.
Turn self in. METAL GEAR SOLID EXFILTRATION QUEST
>>42158435>>I'll turn myself in.
>>42158435>I'll take my chances in the sky.
>>42158435>I'll take my chances in the sky.Gauntlet time!
>>42158435>I'll take my chances in the sky.This is the Round Table. Dead men's words hold no meaning.
>>42158435>>I'll take my chances in the sky.like a true belkan
>>42158435>>I'll take my chances in the sky.
>>42158435>Jager, time to OPERATEOPERATOR GIRLS OPERATING OPERATIONALLY
Looks like we'll need to act fast or else this will start to play:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiS1xQoQvKE
>>I'll take my chances in the sky.Yeah I honestly don't trust them not to pop us as soon as they get the chance if we surrender.
>>42158435>I'll take my chances in the skyPart of me wants to see our squadmates join us using our other aircraft just to fuck with OB; they're still painted in our colors, after all.
>>42158617Its time for ACE COMBAT QUEST: TIME CRISIS EDITION starring Jager and Tarin.
>>42158644>tfw OB is planning to launch their own nuclear satellite, and Karla and the Wildcards are the only one who can stop them>tfw Wild Dog is part of OB
>>42158644oh god i want this.
>>42158644>>42158657>>42158725>>42158760Wild Dog has to be a boss, as always.What other gimmicky boss battles should there be? Helicopter fights? Vehicle chases?
>>42158435"No offense, but I think I'd rather take my chances in the sky." You frown. "I don't very much like to trust my well being in the hands of people who want me dead.""And you can trust that they won't just shoot you down the moment you show your face in the Round Table?" Samantha counters.>Shockingly enough, OB has some pretty decent pilots working for them.>They haven't been able to shoot me down so far...>Other
>>42158877>>They haven't been able to shoot me down so far...
>>42158877>>Shockingly enough, OB has some pretty decent pilots working for them.BUT>>They haven't been able to shoot me down so far...
>>42158877>They haven't been able to shoot me down so far
>>42158877>They haven't been able to shoot me down so far...
>>42158877>Shockingly enough, OB has some pretty decent pilots working for them.in Belkan Deadpan of course.>>42158864>>42158760>>42158821Has Wild Dog fought in a fighter before? I kinda forgot.
>>42158864>>42158821Fighting on the outside of a MEGAPLANE that's about to take off, then infiltrate the plane and take out the crew.
>>42158877>Shockingly enough, OB has some pretty decent pilots working for them.
>>42158877>They haven't been able to shoot me down so far...>This plane is protected by an ECM defense system.>Its only weak point is in the front air intakeWe'll be FIIIIIIIIIINE. What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
Huh.Guys.I think this is a trap option.Think about it. They kidnap milly and want Karla to turn herself in or stop fighting OB.BUT. 'Senior Members' of OB want a proper duel. A Gauntlet, if you would. Against Karla. Their best against her alone to see who comes up on top.The senior members of OB STILL have some honour about them. They still believe in the creed of the Knights of the Sky and we will be fighting them in the air.What happens when they're all dead?What happens when those at the top of OB, no longer have a shred of honour?
>>42158930>Boss Fight between Jager and Wild Dog on top of the Arkbird II as it ascends into space>>42158969They become the GLA.
>>42158969>senior members>dyingAre you expecting a coup of some sort? Because I don't otherwise see much reason for them to die, short of old age.
>>42158920I think Wild Dog used a helicopter before, nothing about VTOLS or jets.
>>42158969>What happens when those at the top of OB, no longer have a shred of honour?time to plan B.Pitch your idea for plan B now!
>>42159000Wild Dog was in a helo in one game, yeah.I'd like to see him in Belkan Air Force colors now.
>>42159000the silliest so far is some kind of large mecha-spider-tank in Time Crisis 5.He pilot one to shook off VSSE agents in early part before keeps in running.
>>42158969You say that like its the old guys were going to fighting against.
>>42158969Those who lack honor, die without honor. They die like how they lived. Dirty and forgotten kicked aside in a ditch to rot. Until they've crossed the line.
>>42159028Actual footage of Tarin and Karla infiltrating the OB base.www.youtube.com/watch?v=I69yDFlhRIM
>>42158969Another thing, if OB knows enough from Milly to get intel on Karla's name, what's to stop them from kidnapping Mama Weiss and Papa Weiss? Even with Uncle's protection, are they even safe? Milly was taken by OB even with Uncle's connections and protection. How far will they go in bringing Karla down humiliate her in public until they're satisfied?
>>42158877>Shockingly enough, OB has some pretty decent pilots working for them.maximum honor
>>42159094>Milly was taken by OB even with Uncle's connections and protection.After flying into battle and getting shot down. Grabbing a downed pilot just as she lands is one thing. Sneaking into another country just to kidnap someone's parents is quite another.
>>42158877"Well, they haven't been able to shoot me down so far..." You boast slightly. "Yeah, because you also had a solid squadron backing you up." Samantha points out. "As of now, I'm not even sure if they should know about this.""Well, they can come in as backup if things go south..." You frown. Maybe, maybe not." Sam sighs. "Then again, this assumes we actually tell them.""Who else knows about this?" You ask, raising an eyebrow."As of now? You, me, Jager, Treister, and a few guys in Intel and Corporate. Oh, and Corporate would prefer you not do anything to risk you position in this company. You're a big earner, after all.""Of course." You shake your head."So..." Sam's eyes dart to your squadmates, who were still standing a ways away, with Lara and Lilian teasing Amy over something. Most likely boys, as usual. "...are you going to tell them? I wanted to leave the decision up to you.">They don't need to know.>Of course I'm telling them.>Other
>>42159094"Heh, its should be easy, just two old peoOH GOD WATCH THAT FRYING PAN! MAN DOWN MAN DO-"
>>42159190>>Of course I'm telling them.
>>42159190>They don't need to know.
>>42159190>Of course I'm telling them.Someone is going to have to give Jager and his team air cover while they go in to rescue Milly.
>>42159190>Of course I'm telling them.
>>42158435>I'll take my chances in the sky.Hell yes. If we win this, we are going to be a legend!
>>42159251"Time to refresh this twisted page!"
>>42159251So how are we gonna do this? Are we going down the "I AM SPARTACUS!" route?
>>42159251Damn right we are. This will be our Duel over Farbanti, our Battle-Axe, our Stonehenge.This is a battle where legends will be made and broken.
>>42159251>mfw>>42159264We'll start over from zero with this html5 and entrust the future of websites to the new generation.>>42159281>Not diapasonwww.youtube.com/watch?v=eGuwJPepxFc
>>42159310<<It's time to hunt some Wild Dogs!>>
Should we tell uncle and our parents too?Dad, at least, probably deserves to know.>>42159190>Of course I'm telling them.Though I hope to god Lara doesn't jump the gun or screw anything up.>>42159281>So how are we gonna do this? Are we going down the "I AM SPARTACUS!" route?I do hope we use a good line when we enter the battle.Perhaps repeating an old classic -- "This is the Round Table. Dead men's words hold no meaning."
should we fly Pixy's Morgan into our gauntlet sortie?
>>42159385Not sure. We just got it, and our other planes are a bit more modified.
>>42159385OF COURSE.GIFThe only thing to do is to pool some cash from the Wild Cards to upgrade our Morgan with ALL THE UPGRADES.
Speaking of the Morgan, does it still have those V2 controls installed?
Well'p, I was really late with that vote of mine. Anyway, to build off my previous post:>>42159354>Perhaps repeating an old classic -- "This is the Round Table. Dead men's words hold no meaning."Or instead maybe a play on those words. Or a subversion or something.Actually...How about we ask them about Aces?With the way Pixy spoke his "Do you know? There are 3 kinds of aces..." thing, it sounded like it was a shared bit of culture among fighter pilots. Or perhaps among Belkan fighter pilots.So it'd be interesting if we directly brought that up, as an in-universe thing."In "Warriors and the Belkan War", Pixy said that there were thee kinds of aces. Which do you see yourselves as?"I think I prefer that over the "dead men's words etcetc" thing. If only because it *encourages* communication rather than effectively being a "stfu".Talking is good. Reveals character and plot and all that.
>>42159385How better to make them shit their pants? I'll bet they still haven't figured our new plane out yet.
>>42159492they already recognize our paint scheme. What would make them shit brickz is the addition of Pixy's red wing.
>>42159492I'd say it also goes the other way. We don't know what the "Legendary Plane" status effect is yet.
>>42159519That's the point. We've flown it with the plain blue scheme. We haven't flown it with the red wing yet.
>>42159563Well I think it has to do with Pixy's final Duel with Cipher that also deals with the whole jousting sequence and such.
>>42159492>>42159519>they already recognize our paint scheme. What would make them shit brickz is the addition of Pixy's red wing.Which is another reason I really want to quote Pixy's memorable and oft-repeated line about aces.Plus, the whole ace styles thing struck me as something that was influenced by Foulke's Belkan heritage?(And if not, then I'll bet that after the documentary came out, it *became* linked to mercenaries and/or Belkans.)Sure, while we might not be on board any "Fuck this city in particular, with a superweapon!" plans... but you can't deny that Pixy was a legendary pilot.
>>42159190"Of course I'm telling them." You huff. "What makes think I wouldn't?""Just making sure." Samantha grins. "Right, well, I guess I have a response to draft. Meet me in the briefing room once you're done."With a small wave, Samantha spins on her heel and marches off to do whatever she does when you're not around her. You reluctantly turn back to your squadronmates."Hey! Karla! So what was that about?" Lara asks excitedly like a puppy. "Was Samantha so impressed with our work that she decided to give us all raises?""Not exactly." You sigh. "Milly got captured by OB.""Holy shit." Amy gasps."O-oh no!" Lilian puts a hand to her mouth. "Is she okay?""For now." You confirm."Those fuckers!" Lara bellows as she stomps back to her Eagle. "C'mon! Let's go get her back!""Lara." You grumble as you stop her with a hand to a shoulder. "Do you even know the first place to find her?""Ehhh...." Lara pauses when she realizes the truth. "You got a point there.""Anyways, we got a plan." You try to assure them."Is it a GOOD plan?" Amy asks the armor piercing question like the smartass she is."Nope. Just the regular old, stupid plan." You say. "Well, whatever it is, we're with you all the way!" Lara declares. "Erm, assuming you let us tag along.">Well of course.>Sorry, I'm doing this one solo.>Other
>>42159563>We don't know what the "Legendary Plane" status effect is yet.Impervious to all non-frontal assaults. Automatically loses all rolls against ex-squadmates.
>>42159648>Sorry, I'm doing this one solo.<<This is what Morgan was for.>>
>>42159648>>Well of course."I AM VALKYRIE"
>>42159648>>Well of course.At a very very far distance unfortunately.
>>42159648>>Sorry, I'm doing this one solo."....BUT i suppose Sam will find something for you all to ensure all of this thing going smoothly".
>>42159648>>Sorry, I'm doing this one solo.
>>42159648>Sorry, I'm doing this one solo.We can't guarantee Milly's safety if I don't
>>42159648>Sorry, I'm doing this one solo.
>Sorry, I'm doing this one solo.>>42159648Er, Merc, can you elaborate on what the "Well of course" option would do?As in, we'd *actually* have them all join the fight -- despite us being explicitly told it was to be a solo affair?Or would it just be them escorting us?Or is the escort part of the "Sorry, solo" option?
>>42159648>Sorry, I'm doing this one solo.Time to unleash the psycoframe on this Morgan.
>>42159648>Other"Sorry, I need you to fly air support for Jager's team when they go to rescue Milly."
>>42159725By "escorting" I mean escorting on the way to the battlefield, but not actually entering the field itself. Sort of like a brief honor-guard.
These are the kinds of situations that call for a certain marine-in-denial-of-his-commission.
>>42159648I support these>>42159747>>42159736
>>42159648>Sorry, I'm doing this one solo.The point is to not get Milly killed.
>>42159475>>42159639You know, we talk about all the (relatively) positive aspects of the 3 styles of Aces that we don't really hear the negatives.Knights have the potential to fall into hubris in their quest for glory, Soldiers may have to compromise their morals in order to get the job done, and Mercenaries could get kinda lonely being the last man standing.
>>42159648>Sorry, I'm doing this one solo.BUT>Otheri wouldn't notice if someone followed me from a distance.
>>42159853>not 'Loki wouldn't notice if someone followed me from a distance'I'm sorry, but I can't second this.
>>42159969"Loki, this is Valkyrie. Anything in this area?""Hmmm nothing except a flock of birds of unusual sizes on your six, tailing from a distance.""...birds of unusual size?""very unusual size.""....fine then"
>>42159648"Sorry, I'm doing this one solo." You sigh. "They want me there alone.""That's bullshiiiiit!" Lara snaps. "We're a team! The four of us!" "Lara, please." Lilian holds Lara back. "You need to understand, this is for Milly's sake.""R-right." Lara tries to calm herself down."Anyways, Samantha's hashing out a plan right now." You say ."I'm going to meet her in the briefing room. You're free to tag along if you want.""Ha! Can't drop all this shit on us and expect us to stand on the sidelines!" Amy punches you in the shoulder. "Let's go!"It's a quick trip back to the briefing room, where you see Samantha and Jager at the holotable, apparently in a deep discussion. You step forward to gain their attention."Oh, Karla!" Samantha turns to you."Karla." Jager nods. "I undertsand you're in a tough position.""Damn right I am." You sigh. "So, Samantha, any updates?""Well, there's a bit of good news." Samantha grins. "I pulled a little bit of my magic. Convinced OB that we wouldn't show if we didn't have proof of life. They'll be bringing Milly to the Round Table, too, which is where Jager here comes in.""I'll have a team ready to extract Milly once we confirm her location." Jager says. "Don't worry, I've got my best people on this.""Right now, Jager's team will be part of the main plan. While OB is busy tangling with you, he'll extract Milly, and then you can bug out before things get too hairy." Samantha says.You know... it made sense when said aloud, but something in you felt that it wasn't exactly... fair to leave a battle like that.Plus it would be a good opportunity to wipe out OB's best pilots in one fell swoop...>Sounds like a plan.>Have Jager as backup. I fully intend to win this.>Other
>>42160102>Have Jager as backup, I fully intend to win this.We are the Knight, we honor our agreements and only break the plan once it's been broken by the other side.
>>42160102>>Sounds like a plan.>>OtherBut I'll stay and fight anyways.
>>42160102>>Sounds like a plan.There's no reason we can't stay after she's safe.
>>42160102>>Sounds like a plan.Life's hard, wear a helmet.
>>42160102>>Sounds like a plan.>>Other"Good plan BUT i won't pulling out until i finished them off. Its time to settle this and i can do it, especially if i know Milly is safe."
>>42160102>Sounds like a plan.
>>42160102>Sounds like a plan.After she is extracted, we'll keep fighting until we have to pull out.
>>42160102>>Sounds like a plan.We can still stay.
>>42160102>Sounds like a plan.>But I'm staying to fight to the end.
>>42160102>>Sounds like a plan.
Better yet, have the girls on standby once she is safe, if they aren't already.
>>42160102>>Have Jager as backup. I fully intend to win this.Only two people are flying out of there alive.
>>42160102>Have Jager as backup. I fully intend to win this.
>>42160102>>Have Jager as backup. I fully intend to win this.We are going in to win this.
>>42160102>>Have Jager as backup. I fully intend to win this.
>>42159759Corporal, you're in the wrong goddamn thread.
> AREA 1 START> ACTION!
>>42160315www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-BYNsmOqlA>>42160313Man, I wonder how Hate would react to Jager's PMC style.
>inb4 Uncle learn about this plan and concerned with our safety>inb4 Uncle use all of his connection he can get and assemble a team as our backup>inb4 it Razgriz and Galm
>>42160336>Not going full Murdock insteadwww.youtube.com/watch?v=wyz_2DEah4o
>>42160336>inb4 Pixy sees his restored morgan on Tv-screen, and does a spit-take before making a few phone calls.
>>42160336>Razgriz and GalmCipher showing up I can see happening, especially if he showed up in an S/MTD or Wvyvern, Razgriz... not so much.
>>42160334Hate x Tarin
>>42160352"Mr. Foulke, i really need your help""Sorry pops, i am retired""Its about my beloved niece""...and why you coming to me?""You might know about her. She fly your old Eagle on last commemoration..""Oh?""...and if i hear it right, her company managed to recover your morgan and she is flying it now.""Yo Buddy, this old man need our help, you coming?"
>Have Jager as backup. I fully intend to win this.Kill them. Kill them all!
>Have Jager as backup. I fully intend to win this.
>42160102>Have Jager as backup. I fully intend to win this.
>>42160445>>42160453>>42160456>>42160459Dude, you've gone full samefag. Stop it.
If the first words we hear out of Amy after this mission aren't 'Hey buddy, still alive?', I will be severely disappointed.
>>42160102>>Other"Hey samantha, don't we have that hi speed stealth recon plane I captured for us?""Dont you think an sr71 blackbird would be PERFECT for spotting milly for extraction while i'm kicking their asses in the air?"
>>42160529It's pretty easy to get around. Plus he was samefagging earlier, so it's quite easy to spot.
>>42160467Unlikely. There's a minute-long cooldown on posting.And, IIRC, a 5 minute cooldown if you try to post the exact same thing.Which means that, at its worst, 3 of those 4 posts *cannot* be by the same person. Due to either the 1 minute or 5 (2? pretty sure it's more than 1 min if posting exact same) min limit.
>>42160559Uh wouldn't the more simple explanation be several people posting at the same time? That's how it looks like to me.
>>42160102"Sounds like a plan." You say. "Any other intel?""Well, the projected area is over one of the more famous sections of the Round Table." Samantha points at the map. "It's basically a huge sand bowl. Very low likelihood of emplaced SAM sites or anything like that.""Probably chose it because it would be tough for us to get assets there, too." Jager notes. "And it also would help conceal the location of their HQ as well.""Then what are all these readings here?" You point to all the grey splotches that stood out from the yellow desert sand."Plane wrecks." Samantha explains. "Leftovers from the Belkan War.""Jeez." Lara frowns as she leans in. "There's gotta be... hundreds of them.""Nobody said it was a bloodless war." Samantha shakes her head. "The locals have taken to calling this particular section the Graveyard, and it's not just for the planes.""Charming." You sigh. "Now look, Karla, I understand things can get really hairy out there." Samantha reminds you. "Wolf and Butterfly teams both have stealth aircraft, so they can loiter closer to the engagement zone than your squadron. Of course, the more assets we have sitting around, the greater the chance for detection, so we can only deploy one team.">Wild Card>Butterfly>Wolf>None>Other
>>42160578What if that anon feels so strongly about this highly divisive decision that he's elected to employ his next-level desktop-laptop-dual smartphone samefag technique?
>>42160609>>None>>42160605But that's not the case. These all came in a full 10 minutes after everything else with roughly a minute between them. Further, they're all set up in the same fashion, against convention. It would be much harder to believe that a number of different people all decided to do it at the same time.
Guys do the Wild Cards even HAVE stealth planes to manage this?>>42160609>>WolfOur own squadron doesn't have stealth aircraft.And the Butterflies are, well, kids. Feel a bit worried about that.
>>42160609>Other>Give my dad a callHe'd want to be here for this. One plane is all we need.
>>42160609>>WolfThe obvious choice for the success of the mission. He's got stealth aircraft that can loiter closer by and get in fast, and he has the experience the Butterflies lack.
>>42160693This... is an underrated as fuck post actually.
>>42160745>>42160757>>42160762ahem.... you really think he'll be able to come? Because if I recall, he's under a tight leash. And Mama Weiss's holding that leash.
That does sound cool, but... our dad hasn't flown for what around 20 years, can he really manage it?Not only is he older by now, but he's also out of practice. Also, he's kind of a bit far away, how would he make it in time.
>>42160801The Air Force measures it's response time in Hours.The Army measures it's response time in Days.The Navy measures it's response time in Weeks.Marines measure their response time depending on who they are bumming a ride off!
>>42160609All right, so the Wild Cards seem to be a lock, so let's just confirm, do you really want to talk to summon the Dad?>Y>N
>>42160779>Hey Mom, remember Milly? She's been captured by OB and now I have to fly against them to save her. Can Dad come and help? >>42160801This is a valid objection, however. But, of course, a father's love knows no bounds.
>>42160852>NIts been too long since he's been up and the Wild Cards are already coming.
>>42160852>NMama really doesn't want him flying in combat anymore.
>>42160852>YIt has the potential to be awesome as fuck. I want to see how you spin this.
>>42160852But it's 5-5 Wildcards versus Wolf.As for dad -- I'd want to *talk* to him, but I wouldn't want to *bring him here* as backup.Seriously, Wildcards + dad would be a terrible combination because there is no stealth there.
>>42160852N and I vote Wolf.
>>42160852Okay, I did a quick recount and it seems Wild Cards and Wolf were indeed tied, so we'll do one last runoff vote just to make sure!>Wild Card>Wolf
>>42161158>>WolfWolf, for the reasons already stated. Such as actually having stealth planes.
>>42161158>Wild CardFuck stealth, we bring backup.
>>42161245Merc combusted into jet fuel, post Pixy.
>>42161158"I'd love to have my own squad watching my back, but the more sensible option is to have Wolf do it." You admit. "Understandable." Samantha nods. "Their F-22's stealth will allow them to stick close to the fight, in case you or Jager needs quick support.""Also, I do have something to say." Jager steps forward. "One thing that made the Round Table, the Graveyard in particular, so dangerous was that the local geography and soil composition made it difficult to establish radio communication. There were a lot of pilots who punched out and never came back.""So, if I do get shot down, I might as well go down with the plane?" You raise an eyebrow."I'm just saying be careful." Jager sighs. "ANYWAYS." Sam coughs. "There's also the matter of what plane you're using.">Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)>Eagle (Normal Mode)>Falcon (Hard Mode)
>>42161500>Falcon (Hard Mode)LET'S LIVE A LITTLE
>>42161500>Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)
>>42161500>>Falcon (Hard Mode)This will be our last dance......MBWAHAHAHAHAHAHA who am i kidding.Bring the biggest stick we can gotand speak softly.>>Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)
>>42161500>Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)They'll probably be bringing their own Morgans to the fight.
>>42161500>>Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)Morgan. Absolutely, definitely the Morgan.We even got it's wing painted red now.It's time.
>>42161500>Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)Pixy's plane must fly with it's true colors at least once (with the red wing)
>>42161500>>Eagle (Normal Mode)
>>42161500>>Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)It'd be closer to fair and making a strong impression counts for a lot.
>>42161500>Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)Easy leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but the sweetness of the Morgan overpowers it.
>>42161500>>Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)We are all ninja (ace) dogs now.
>>42161500>Eagle (Normal Mode)Too much love for the Eagle.
>>42161500>>Falcon (Hard Mode)HARD MODE ALL THE WAY, BABYWE GOIN BACK TO OUR ROOTS
>Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)
>>42161500>Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)I don't like picking easy but it's the morgan.
>>42161500>>Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)
So how do you think these OB guys are going to react to more confirmation that we have a Morgan? I mean, they probably aren't gonna keep sitting on their hands when they keep getting news that we have a Super Plane.
>>42161500>Phantom (Legendary Mode)
>>42161651Just wait til they find out who it's previous owner was. They would be torn on whether or not shoot it down.
>>42161672Oh man, I'd be so on you with this if only we still had the old brick.
>>42161672>>42161500>fishbed (ace of aces mode)
>>42161688We got plenty of cash and things to sell
>>42161500>Morgan ((Relatively) Easy Mode)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80XAJKqRU9kIt's time
>>42161672>twist: As we bail out from OB, the chasing OB F-22s suddenly dispatched in one sweep by a Phantom>Its has a ribbon insignia
>>42161500"I'll be running the Morgan of course. If it's going to be a fight to death, might as well bring my best weapon, right?" You point out."Yeah, I guess it was a bit silly of m to ask." Samantha concedes. "All right. Smokey will get working on it. Make sure it's absolutely perfect. Other than that, I think we're as prepared as we can be." "So then what now?" You ask."Personally?" Samantha raises an eyebrow. "You should get some rest before the operation. Then again, I can't control how you spend your free time.">She's right. Need to get some rest.>Nah, maybe you should try to unwind with (specify).>Other
>>42161746>>She's right. Need to get some rest.
>>42161746>>Nah, maybe you should try to unwind with (specify).Jager.
>>42161746>>Nah, maybe you should try to unwind with (specify).>Call family.Okay, *now* we call dad.
>>42161746>She's right. Need to get some rest.>>42161772Calling dad is gonna be the opposite of unwinding.
>>42161810>Calling dad is gonna be the opposite of unwinding.Maybe. But I feel it's something that needs to be done.
>>42161746>>She's right. Need to get some rest.Crew rest is vital for pilots, even hotblooded anime ones!
Now I'm guessing that if we did turn ourselves in, we'd be blindfolded and wake up in a rather large dining room with heavily armed guards, dinner, and a high ranking OB leader. Karla also somehow got into a fancy dress, or brand new pilotsuit.
>>42161746>Nah, maybe you should try to unwind with (specify).Visit the Butterflies.
>>42161746>>She's right. Need to get some rest.I wonder if OB would set up some cameras and stream the entire thing. To show how "superior" the are.
>>42161746>>Nah, maybe you should try to unwind with (specify).Jaeger
>>42161746>Nah, maybe you should try to unwind with (specify).Call home.
>>42161878>dinnerWho needs a fancy dinner when the field rations can possibly taste better.
>>42161746>>Nah, maybe you should try to unwind with Jaeger
>All these unwinding votesCan we just go to a SIGINT shack and check if we can cotton in on OB's comms?
>>42161746>She's right. Need to get some rest.
>>42162000That would be assuming /tg/ knew how to into secret squirrel bullshit.But /tg/ being proficient in secret squirrel bullshit is about as likely as expecting /tg/ to make rational quest decisions regarding interactions with women.
>>42162036I'd gladly roll for it if we could
>>42161878They'd probably have nice fancy classical music playing in the background or something.
>>42162090So what, OB is the Jupiter Empire/Zanscare Empire/Sleeves now?
>>42161746"Yeah, some rest sounds good." You nod. "I'll see you tomorrow, then." "First thing in the morning!" Samantha instructs."Yeah, yeah." You roll your eyes.With that, you head back to the barracks as you try to suppress a yawn. It felt like, no, it WAS a long day. You had to do two operations in the same day, one being a night bombing raid and then an emergency interception immediately after. Hell, the sun wasn't even down yet! However, as you head over, Lara skips over next to you, with one of those big, stupid, sloppy grins she gets when she's planning something. You glare at her suspiciously, and she only giggles in response. "Okay, I'll bite." You grumble. "What are you planning?""Heh heh." Lara smiles. "II was thinking, everything is so tense and stressful, I figured we were overdo for another SLUMBER PARTY!" >Oh god no.>You know... that actually sounds kinda fun.>Other
>>42162106>>Oh god no.When are we going to get Jaeger time?
>>42162106>>Oh god no.
>>42162106>>You know... that actually sounds kinda fun.Get our mind off of things just for a short bit.Bring Nugget Plushie
>>42162106>You know... that actually sounds kinda fun.
>>42162106>>Oh god no.But don't really relent.
>>42162106>Oh god no.Of course, it's going to happen whether we want it or not.
>>42162106>>You know... that actually sounds kinda fun.
>>42162106>>Oh god no.It'll happen though.
>>42162106>Oh god no.
>>42162106>Oh god yesWE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE THE RAZGRIZ!
>>42162106>No.Oh nonono we voted to ~rest~ we should ~rest~ like the last voted stated.
>>42162106>>You know... that actually sounds kinda fun.Could be fun.Could even be a chance to learn about our flightmates.Weren't there complaints a while back, when we went for drinks to celebrate, about us not getting all the socializing and talking done that people wanted (due to nat 1 on drinking)? Well this might be a chance to make up for that.Plus, our wingmate is asking us this. And right before a dramatic battle too.
>>42162277And the last vote totally wasn't same option to socialize with other people but hey that got shot down too. Might as well go two for two!
>>42162106"Oh god now." You frown. "We all know how our 'slumber parties' go, and they end in anything BUT proper rest." "Awww, but I thought-" Lara's smile droops."Now now, Lara, Karla is right." Lilian grabs Lara's shoulders from behind and steers her away. "She's got an important mission tomorrow and needs to be on top of her game!""I guess...." Lara pouts. "Well, uh, anyways." Amy steps up to you. "If you need anything, you know where to find us.""On a dating site?" You crack a smile."Haha, fuck you too." Amy rolls her eyes.Your squadmates then split off from, doubtless off to participate in their own adventures without you. You return to the barracks and to your room. After a quick shower and change of clothes, you pull down the curtains on your window to block out the harsh sun and collapse on your bed, Milly's safety being the last thing on your mind as you drift off to sleep.......and the next thing you know, you're a cockpit. You hurriedly jerk your head around to identify the controls, and quickly realize that you're sitting in the seat of an F-5. Not just any F-5, though...It was your old one, the one that you flew-You quickly glance out of the canopy to try and get a bearing on your surroundings. You see...>Nothing but blue sky and above and a thick layer of clouds below.>Another plane flying alongside you.>Silhouettes approaching your 12 o' clock fast.>Other
>>42162411>Another plane flying alongside you.
>>42162411>>Another plane flying alongside you.
>>42162411>Nothing but blue sky and above and a thick layer of clouds below.Blue skies baby blue skies.
>>42162411Shit, i thought she'll drag us into a sleep over.
>>42162411>>Silhouettes approaching your 12 o' clock fast.Bogies bogies bogies! They're not poppin up on radar either!Bloody abyssals!
>>42162411>>Another plane flying alongside you.Who could it be.
>>42162411>Another plane flying alongside you.Edge!
>>42162411>another plane flying alongside youA Stocked Fuel says it's Cipher.
>>42162411>Silhouettes approaching your 12 o' clock fast.>"Live to fly, fly to live, aces high."
>>42162513I'm betting it could be another version of Karla for muh SYMBOLISM.
So are we finally entering the end game for this quest?
>>42162538Probably, though I hope we get an answer for the Cipher Vision and Dad's Flanker thing. Also a Pixy cameo.
>>42162551I'm hoping to finally spend sometime with Jaeger. I mean, I kind of wonder if he likes Karla more then a work partner at times. Since he seemed to static to her advances. Yeah, I understand their in different departments and such but development in that seems....lacking.
>>42162596We need to go on a date with him.Nothing says date like making a guy walk around carrying stuff that we buy.
>>42162607After this mission, Karla and Jager decided to take a leave together and planning an countryside trip with train.... only to have an OB sympathizer decided to make a train station as a shooting gallery, and both Karla and Jager are wounded when they try to subdue him.
>>42162607Yeah, but again we're in end-game and any chance to socialze was shot down this thread. Not to mention we're mercenaries at a constant war, with little downtime at all and liking a guy from a different field. It's understandable why, but there wasn't much to do in that department even when Karla was on the offensive, didn't hear too much of Jaeger's backstory when our friends were easedropping, and constant attacks. At times i kind of forget why their interested in each other.
>>42162644Is this going to be summed up in a paragraph as a post ending thing for them?
>>42162411You turn to see another plane flying alongside you, just few dozen meters off your right wing. However, there seemed to be something... familiar about this plane. As if you'd seen it somewhere before, but can't quite recall where. The plane was...>A grey Flanker with yellow wingtips.>A black Nosferatu>An F-16 bearing a heart emblem.>Other
>>42162725>>An F-16 bearing a heart emblem.
>>42162659>At times i kind of forget why their interested in each other.Because of superior Belkan genes anon>>42162725An F-16 bearing a heart emblem.If that's meant to be Heartbreak One, would it not be an F-14?
>>42162725>>An F-16 bearing a heart emblem.Are.....are we Pixy?
>>42162725>>OtherAll three, shifting among the three designs effortlessly
>>42162725>A black NosferatuI got no idea what any of those choices meant.
>>42162725>>A grey Flanker with yellow wingtips.
>>42162737>If that's meant to be Heartbreak One, would it not be an F-14?Maybe its PJ, his crow squadron insignia kinda resemble heart iirc.
>>42162725>An F-16 bearing a heart emblemPJ?
>>42162725>All three, shapeshifting accordinglySo, uh, Yellow 13, Strigon leader, and PJ?
>>42162737Not sure, the only heart shaped emblems that I know of in the AC series is Heartbreak and Crow.
>>42162779>>42162783Ah, that would make more sense
>>42162659No socialization, planes only, final destination.Or that what it seems like.
>>42162755Simple, we are being visited by the ghosts of Ace Combats past.
>>42162725>A grey Flanker with yellow wingtips.>not wanting yellow 13/4 Bah to you people
>>42162737I mean i don't see the chemistry. Cyberidol Jenner and Producer was fun because it worked especially after being in Jenner's shoes during their break.IN GBF the MC, had a rivalry with Char and had a weird childhood friend thing with Lucina.While Alice didn't win her shipping war in Magical Girl Hunter , we saw development and growth there. As of this story, I don't see much chemistry between Karla and Jaeger other then Karla doing a little more then catcalling.
>>42162725>An F-16 bearing a heart emblem.
>>42162725>>A grey Flanker with yellow wingtips.Gotta go with the Yellow.
>>42162725>Grey Flanker with Yellow Wingtips>OtherCipher F-15.
>>42162795I guess, but if this is final destination and this quest running it's coarse, I guess thinking about that and just ending with "Jaeger and Karla went on a date" on his post credit scripts, feels unsatisfying
>>42162802Yeah I'll admit Jaeger is kinda boring without us controlling him.
>>42162802It doesn't help we never had a chance to really progress things either due to people emphasizing planes or anon being social retards.>>42162828Never said I agreed with that. But yeah.
>>42162832I was only there for VMQ in the last few threads and I kind of like Karla better then Sam in that story, here same applies but I'm not feeling the same from this pairing. >>42162845Well to be fair we are Pilot mercenaries and Jaeger was in land forces. Kind of makes it hard to see him in the first place. Though that just brings me back to the point of why Karla likes him besides being a fellow Belkin and Muscles?
>>42162864>Though that just brings me back to the point of why Karla likes him besides being a fellow Belkin and Muscles?Because metagaming.
Wait what what is going onDid milly get ISILd?What is this dream I don't even
>>42162873Yep, this is a dream sequence, anon. Full of symbolism, imagery, and things to come.
>>42162725Welp! It looks like there's a tie between the Falcon with the heart emblem and the grey Flanker with yellow wingtips! So we'll have a little runoff vote!>Flanker>Falcon
>>42162885>worthless pointless bullshittery
>>42162899>FlankerDiscard PJ acquire Yellow.
>>42162903I don't get it either.....It kills time and posts sicne Merc doesn't want to do the main battle?>>42162899>Falcon>>42162868I guess it was, I just wished there was a bit more room to work that in to improve that to make it seem like their not just work friends.
>>42162899>FalconDon't worry PJ, your girlfriend got your message!
>>42162936>This is subconscious, magical pixie dust level dream to reach out relevant aces>Yellow means we trying to reach Mobius one>Stringon means we try to reach Talisman>PJ means we try to call PixyOr alternatively, we try to channel the spirit of said ace into us.
>>42162936he'll liely do a cliff hanger after this so it' a fancy way to dodge doing a big battle so late.
>>42162981This makes a lot of sense, but I'd change>PJ means we try to call Pixy to >PJ means we try to reach Cipher/Galm.
>>42162995That is what I have been saying and this is probably end game,I mean what else is there to do?
>>42162845Well we never went on that date either and all they (Can be read as only Karla) did was flirt. So most likely it will end on them going on a date.
>>42163014The closest thing we had to one was looking for Karla's dad.
>>42163025That wasn't even a date, and we never did get to hear Jaeger's full story. It just ended up as another job.
>>42162899You see an F-16 with a purple heart-shaped emblem on its side. However, upon closer inspection, you see that it's actually a cartoonish depiction of a crow holding an arrow in its mouth. Again, you get the vague feeling that you've seen this plane or this emblem before, but you can't where. "Hey there!" The pilot calls out over the radio. The voice is cheerful and peppy, all the hallmarks of a young pilot, either a nugget or a freshly graduated one. "It's not often I see another plane around these parts! What brings you here?""Umm, I'm not actually sure." You mumble. "I pretty sure I'm dreaming right now.""Well, of course you are!" The other pilot laughs. "I'm PJ! It's nice to meet you!""Hey PJ." You assume that's his callsign. "I'm Valkyrie. Can you uh, explain what's going on here?""Well, you said it yourself. You're dreaming!" PJ laughs. You see his Falcon do a playful loop in the air. "You know, I heard stuff like this happens. Pilots speaking to long dead aces before a big battle. Pretty spooky, huh?""A bit." You nod, still not sure if what you were experiencing was real or not. "Does... does that make you like my spirit ace or something?""Ha! That's a good one! Spirit ace!" PJ bursts into laughter again. He vaguely reminds you a bit of Lara, actually. "But nah, I was just passing by. But if you got any problems, I'll do my best to help!">Nah, I think I'm good.>I'm going into a battle where my friend's life is on the line. >Other
>>42163103>>I'm going into a battle where my friend's life is on the line.
>>42163103>>I'm going into a battle where my friend's life is on the line.Its confirmed, Karla is Newtype.
>>42163122As if there was a doubt...>>42163103>I'm going into a battle where my friend's life is on the line.
>>42163122Their not naked flowing through soem space void.Worse Newtype experience ever.Karla worse newtype ever.
>>42163143Hey now, some of the Newtypes in X didn't go naked when they communicated with each other telepathically.
>>42163103>>I'm going into a battle where my friend's life is on the line.Um, is this thing really important or significant? Because frankly I'm not seeing the purpose of this,,,,,
>>42163103>I'm going into a battle where my friend's life is on the line.
Guys, we need to get him to help with setting Lara up with Wolf. We can handle rescuing Milly without supernatural influence, if only so we can be more smug when we succeed.
>>42163173If only we could have done that sooner when we were given the chance to socialize.
>>42163164I'm surprised X is even mention at all. and proven my point about worse newtypes
>>42163166>Spoonfeed me all the answers plz.
>>42163218It's better than most AU stuff and it's the first chronological victim of getting screwed over by bandai's incomptence
>>42163227Yes, please do all great and all knowing anon because I'm bored to tears right now.>>42163229I concede to the former, but the latter is just Bandai's fault but doesn't speak to the series.
>>42163103"I'm going into a battle where my friend's life is on the line." You explain."Ha, isn't that how it is in all battles?" PJ points out."Well, more like, she's being held hostage because of me, and now I'm throwing myself into a pretty obvious trap on the off chance that I might be able to save her." You explain further."Ah, well... good luck with that!" PJ replies."Wait, what? Seriously?" You blink. "I thought spirit aces were supposed to give life changing advice?""Ah, well, I'm not too good with that sort of stuff." PJ admits. "But hey, if you're as good as they say you are, it shouldn't be a problem, right? You'll knock those bastards out of the air. I guarantee it!""Thanks, I guess." You sigh. "Also, I do have some advice, though whether it's life changing would be up to your interpretation, I guess." PJ continues. "You now a guy named Tombstone?""Yeah." Your heart stops for a second. "What about him?""Just a heads up, but he's not as gone as you may think." PJ warns. "And he's pretty mad."You wonder if you're hearing is really true. It was undoubted that you had shot the bastard down. You don't recall seeing him punch out, but you did pass by pretty fast, after all. "Thanks for the warning, PJ." You say."No problem! Always glad to help!" The spectral pilot laughs and you vision begins to fade out as the Falcon climbs up in the sky, going higher and faster than a Falcon, or any plane for that matter, was physically capable of.And then you wake up.Time to go save Milly.>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week! Don't forget Vertical Tanks on Saturday!
>>42163323Thanks for the thread Merc.Are we really reaching the end of this quest? Or will we eventually get to some those character development things. Like getting Amy a boyfriend.Breaking Lara's iron-leveled density. Lilian seems okay for now.Also finding out more about Jaeger's backstory?
>>42163346You missed all your chances at that. Tough shit.
>>42163346Ah, we're starting to get there! Hopefully we'll have time address those concerns of yours!
>>42163323>"Also, I do have some advice, though whether it's life changing would be up to your interpretation, I guess." PJ continues. "You now a guy named Tombstone?">"Yeah." Your heart stops for a second. "What about him?">"Just a heads up, but he's not as gone as you may think." PJ warns. "And he's pretty mad."I told you guysI told you to ram the fuckerYou didn't listenYOU DIDN'T LISTEN TO ME BACK THENHE IS BACK
>>42163357Apparently not. >>42163362Ok then. It's just that we were getting into a constant routine of just getting into the air, fuck up shit, complete objective, rinse and repeat.It's ace combat so of coarse it will be a lot about jets, I was just getting worried about completing handing character development stories. I'm pretty sure I missed a couple more but it will just be a shame to end this without dealing with them.
>>42163323You know, I think this little dream was really really cool.I liked it a lot.
>>42163468I thought the opposite but opinions.
>>42163468Aaand I found the file I was looking for. It was in Kancolle quest thread that had Bat Flight.Fighter pilot's Valhalla, which we briefly dipped our wings into.
>>42162411>Nothing but blue sky and above and a thick layer of clouds below.>Another plane flying alongside you.>Silhouettes approaching your 12 o' clock fast.>OtherHey Merc Command, out of curiosity, what might the *other* choices have resulted in? Also a spooky dream meeting with an Ace? A different setting to where the meeting took place? A different selection of aces?Or would it have gone in another direction, such as by having a memory of the past or future rather than a ghostly meeting?
>>42163362Speaking of fighter pilot Weiss...
>>42163014We really need to go on that fucking date andetx needs to stop fucking cockblocking us with bullshit that destroys any chance of development with jager, because the sheer amount of times we've tried to so that and had merc pull shit in the way is fucking absurd
>>42163346We really need to do those things, endless missions is getting boring and the characters meaningless with any socialising to put them in context and develop them and us.Merc stop running from it for fucks sake.
>>42163362Last time you said that all we got were single sentence epilogues and its getting kind of shitty constantly trying to fight your PLOT just to do those things
Guys, guys, relax and ease off a little bit.
>>42164107If only we didn't know better, we've been through this template too many times to think we'll get around to these side plots when its pretty clear merc doesn't give a shit about them and hasn't for a long timeCall me jaded and cynical but I see him do it time and time again and its seriously detrimental to the quests quality and its getting fucking annoying and old.
>>42164135then why are you still here, other than to whine and complain when you don't get what you want
>>42164064We literally just had a chance to socialize with our squadron and the thread voted against it. Sorry you're in the minority of a quest.
>>42164511And when we last voted to socialize guess what happened, we didnt, for the last three times we've gone to do that bullshit gets in the way, in this thread it wasn't really appropriate to go do the slumber party thing but we should have at least spent some time with jager
>>42164474Because I want merc to actually carry through with those side plots and develop those characters like we keep trying yet he keeps avoiding when we go for it.
>>42164474Not all of us want to play a bland robot surrounded by bland robots doing robot things thread after thread, they've got to have some character, some stories and developments, and they've had none for a damn long time because merc keeps pushing the plot along so goddamned fast, like everyone said weeks back, the pacing is shite and the quest suffers for it.
>>42164564Then write a convincing >Other option as opposed to spending all that time you do bitching in other posts. Whining about things after you lose a vote only makes you sound like a bitch.>>42164604>Not all of us want to play a bland robot surrounded by bland robots doing robot things thread after threadWell apparently everyone else does and is having fun. Stop reading the thread if you're tired of feeling like nobody else shares your wonderful ideas about what could happen elsewhere in the story. You seriously have bitched a bloody streak in like every other thread in this quest, has it ever occurred to you that there are other players who vote the way they do because they like playing things out in that fashion?If you assumed a trip, I would purposefully vote against any and every option you supported just because you are a whiny little fuck.
>>42163323Thanks for the run, Merc!
>>42164627>everyoneKeep on ignoring all the other votes that supported socializing and other such things and the other anons who have brought this up in the past, its not one single troll anon as much as you want to believe that.
>>42164666I'm honestly not sure what you expect of me. I've given the chance of socializing in this very thread and people voted not to take it. I'm sorry you're not enjoying the direction of this quest as much as others are.