Hey guys! New week, new thread! However, just as a word of warning, I CANNOT guarantee that I will not be playing some PHANTOM PAIN in between updates!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're still mulling over that odd dream you had last night as you set your Morgan on autopilot to the coordinates that OB had provided to you in order to fight in their little gauntlet of theirs. Just behind you, you can see the transponders of Wolf and his F-22 team trailing behind you at a leisurely distance.And even farther back was the beacon for the insertion helo that was carrying Jager and his rescue team, ready to whisk Milly away if needed."You've been awfully quiet so far." Wolf chimes in. "You nervous?">Of course I am.>Of course not.>Other
>>42297906>Of course I am.Live, from /tg, with blessed American internet once more, it's FRIDAY NIGHTThis week in ACI, Wardog tournament reruns have begun, with new aircraftPic related
>>42297906>>Of course I am.
>>42297906>Of course I am.>Other: I wonder if this is how some of the legendary aces feel when they get shunted with a sortie only they could do. Have you ever seen Talisman go out on sorties like this? All alone?
>>42297906>"Depends. Have you ever had a dream about your spirit pilot, or is that just me?"
>>42297906>Of course not.
>>42297906>Of course not.Belkin stoic!> I CANNOT guarantee that I will not be playing some PHANTOM PAINMerc confirmed for catching the blackjack syndrome!
>>42297984>Merc confirmed for catching the blackjack syndrome!At least Merc still have consistent quest schedule.
>>42297906>Of course I am.It'd be crazy if she wasn't nervous. Wonder if this is how Mobius 1 felt in Operation Katina?
>>42297906>>Of course I am.You know where we're going, /tg/. Right into the...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siwpn14IE7EDANGER ZONE!
>>42298166Nah man, we're being all sneeki breeki about this
Ace Combat meets real life.
Hello, just wanted to apologize for the lack of new pics for the last few threads. College has started back up for me, and the return of Brine's Sith Apprentice quest where I made my debut in /tg/ has stolen the muse.
>>42298181Oh, right. Gotta be sneaky-beaky.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og8v3vvYLvY>>42298220It happens to the best of us. We look forward to whatever you're able to kick our way, though!
>>42298220You've done plenty enough; don't let yourself get worked up over this
>>42298363>Not wanting a plan that comes togetherhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyz_2DEah4o
>>42298363Just as long as you do the inevitable scene when we take down enough of their aces that the mid-level OB commanders decide to just send a damn whole squadron at us only to have them all shot down at once by Mobius One wait no, I mean, Tombstone
>>42297906"Of course I am." You try to say in a lighthearted tone. However, you were still very much aware that so much could go wrong on this mission. Maybe Milly was already dead. Maybe Wolf or Jager would get spotted. Maybe his was a big elaborate trap.Hell, this whole setup was a trap from the get go. "I mean, I'm practically flying into a big trap with a target painted on my head." You continue. "What's there NOT to be worried about?""Well, there's no worries when I'm here to watch your back!" Wolf laughs. "Look I know you'd probably feel better having your own squadron here, but trust me, you're good hands with me and my team.""Well, I wouldn't have picked you in any other case, right?" You point out."Haha, that's true!" Wolf laughs. "Anyways, you say the word and me and my guys will come charging in like the cavalry!""Hopefully not before we do our thing." Jager grunts. "Extractions under fire are never fun.">Thanks.>By the way, how are things going with Lara?>Other
>>42298572>>By the way, how are things going with Lara?I get the feeling this is the only way to find out.
>>42298480Was gonna save that one for when the ground team goes rolling in and we get to take control of Jager for the extraction and win!
>>42298572>>Thanks.>>By the way, how are things going with Lara?
>>42298572>By the way, how are things going with Lara?BANTER!!!!>"Hopefully not before we do our thing." Jager gruntsGoddamit, I read that as something else.
>>42298572>>By the way, how are things going with Lara?
>>42298572>By the way, how are things going with Lara?>Dense
>>42298572>>By the way, how are things going with Lara?Banter eases the nerves.
>>42298572>By the way, how are things going with Lara?
>>42298604I just love it when a plan comes together.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQf75VBHc8I
>>42298572>By the way, how are things going with Lara? I heard from her you flew with her in the Emmerian Estovakian war.
Kinda slow tonight, eh?
>>42299076As Merc said, expect him to be playing some PHANTOM PAIN in-between updates.
>>42299097There's probably a METAL GEAR that we have to shoot down or something.
>>42299097that is one, but frankly its also quite silent from anon side too.>>42299114Wild Dog in Metal Gear, with EMP shield that Jager must neutralized from ground before Karla can smite it
>>42298572"By they way," You say, deciding to change the subject and switching over to a private channel, "how are things going with Lara right now?" "Aaaah, well, I guess we're still at square one." Wolf says, a bit abashed. "You know, I tried all the regular hints, asking out to drinks and stuff like that. She's either not interested or doesn't get the message. I can't really tell.""Yeah, that is kind of a problem with her, right?" You chuckle. "On the one hand, I'm pretty sure she loves the sky more than any living thing. On the other, she IS pretty dense and singleminded when it come to flying, so i can definitely picture her missing the point.""Are my prospects bleak?" Wolf sighs."I dunno, really." You respond. "I mean, she doesn't HATE you or anything. That's Amy's job.""Ha, of course." Wolf grumbles. You even see his Raptor drop a few thousand feet as if it was deflating like him. "So what should I do? Just stick with it, or do something more direct?">You should just ease your way into it. I doubt she's in any hurry.>You gotta force your way in like the man you are!>Other
>>42299114>airborne metal gearIs Platinum listening? I think we've got a boss for Revengeance 2
>>42299145>>You gotta force your way in like the man you are!Lara's that kinda type; rushes headfirst into situations.
>>42299145>You should just ease your way into it. I doubt she's in any hurry.
>>42299145>>You gotta force your way in like the man you are!'She is very dense about this kind of thing that bunker penetrator will just dinged her. So do it with more force!"
>>42299097I don't mean that, I mean the playerbase seems thinner than usual. I mean, it's the Labor Day weekend, after all--folks be getting in on that juicy 3-day weekend.That and buncha folks must be back in school by now. It *is* September, now, let's not forget.
>>42299145>You gotta force your way in like the man you are!
>>42299145>>You gotta force your way in like the man you are!
>>42299145>You gotta force your way in like the man you are!WHERE'S YOUR FUCKING BRAVADO, PILOT?! OH DON'T TELL ME, YOU'RE IN FUCKING LOVE NOW, HUH?!>>42299172Good point, though I can't really feel it because I'm not murrican.>>42299149>>42299142>>42299114>METAL GEAR>Not worried that it's an Armored Core boss
>>42299207>>METAL GEAR>>Not worried that it's an Armored Core bossWell Metal Gear is the hottest item right now....
>>42299145>You gotta force your way in like the man you are!>The only way to get through a girl that dense is to hit her with a statement that's denser than her head! you gotta hold her hand and confess gently in her ear that you love her
>>42299114>>42299097>>42299207>>42299223Welp, we now know what the Reiks are going to build for their super duper wonderweapon in VT Quest....Roy will die.....from all his blood going to his dick.
>>42299230Merc, please do this.
>>42299145>You should just ease your way into it. I doubt she's in any hurry.All these people voting for the rape Lara option. Tsk tsk.
>>42299254>>42299230>Implying pilots are THAT smoothNot even once, guys. Not even once.
>>42299347>Lara gives Woolf the kiss (tm)>Woolf dies in his next sortie
>>42299344Well, if subtle way will only interpreted by Lara as mere friendship, Wolf need to say it directly.Whether it will be THAT smooth or not, is another thing.>inb4 roll 1d100 for confession roll.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>42299420Fuck it I'll roll
>>42299453>>42299420>It actually uses AtA rolls>mfw
>>42299453>Cue Lara blush
>>42299453Damn.The Puppy be smooth.
>>42299145"Well, the answer is simple!" You say happily. "You gotta force your way in like the man you are!""Really?" Wolf asks, his tone skeptical. "Is it that simple?""Of course!" You confirm. "The only way to get through a girl that dense is to hit her with a statement that's denser than her head.""So, granite?""Maybe depleted uranium." "Can you just give it to me straight?" Wolf wails, exasperated.""Okay, okay!" You laugh. "The secret is...""Yes...?" Wolf says as he gets drawn further in. "...you gotta hold her hand and confess gently in her ear that you love her!" You explain."No. Noooooooooo. No way. I can't do that!" Wolf stammers."All right, your funeral." You say simply. "Just think on it."Before Wolf can come up with a retort, Loki butts in on the squadron channel."All right everybody, Valkyrie is nearing the AO. Wolf Team, hold position and standby. Hunter Squad, fly in at low altitude to evade detection!""Loki, do you see anything on radar yet?" You ask."Nothing yet. There's lots of mountains and hills north of the Graveyard. OB could conceivably be using the terrain to mask their approach.""Wonderful.""You better hurry." Samantha advises. "OB won't like to be kept waiting long.">Just go straight in and get this over with.>Circle around a bit to see if you can scout anything out.>Other
Rolled 8, 4, 5 = 17 (3d10)>>42299484
>>42299453Thank you, kind sir.
>>42299526>>Just go straight in and get this over with.
>>42299526>>Just go straight in and get this over with."Time to dive into firework."
>>42299526>Circle around a bit to see if you can scout anything out.
>>42299526>Just go straight in and get this over with.Give it to em straight?>>42299550>Trip is LokiOH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIII
>>42299526>>Just go straight in and get this over with.Dive into the fireworks!
>>42299258I'd be more worried about her aggro-sexing him once she gets the idea.
>>42299526>Just go straight in and get this over with.>*On open channel* One Belka, You've called for the Valkyrie. You've thrown down the gauntlet. Here I am. Now come at me, or are you not the men DESCENDED from the knights of BELKA!?
>>42299526>Just go straight in and get this over with.
>>42299550>>42299587don;t worry, i got reinforcement.
>>42299550Merc, try changing cats. That trip code gave you away.
>>42299670Goddamit Deadpool, nto another cosplay!
>>42299526>>Just go straight in and get this over with.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=955A01-4fisFun fact, Judas Priest were originally solicited for permission to use their song "Reckless" in Top Gun. However, they declined. This led to the developers recruiting Kenny Loggins, which led to the legendary association of Danger Zone with Tom Cruise and intense Cold War dogfighting.
>>42299526>>Circle around a bit to see if you can scout anything out.Maybe we'll get a chance to find the One Belka pilots first. Or be able to notice whatever the trap is.Let's not rush in just yet.
>>42299723>implying I was trying to hide it>>42299526You decide to just go straight in and get this over with as you open up your throttle. "All right, I'm going in." You say."Good luck, Valkyrie." Loki says.As you head towards the rendezvous, you take one last chance to look over your Morgan. Smokey and his crew had slaved away over the night to make sure it was ready for today, and it showed. It still had the original Valkyrie paint scheme, with the feathered wings and blue/white coloring. However, the right wing was covered with red bloodstains. Fake, of course, but the effect looked pretty damn realistic, even up close. You had to remind yourself to compliment Smokey on his work once you got back."I see you've arrived." You hear a familiar voice as you see a contact wink on your radar screen, the IFF identifying it as "Babylon". "Alone, as promised." You grunt. "So where's Milly?""Look down." Bablyon says. "They should be coming up on your radar soon."Your radar pings with a new contact, far below you. You roll your Morgan to get a better look, and see a Hind orbiting over the Graveyard, You squint and manage to see Milly sitting precariously at the edge of the side door, flanked on both sides by a pair of guards."Not exactly my personal preference, but the higher ups were insistent to have this way. To keep you from doing anything funny." Babylon says distastefully. "Oh boy, this is going to be tough." Jager frowns. "I was expecting a ground extracting. Getting out of a moving helo is an entirely different thing.""So it's impossible?" You ask."I never said that. Just more complicated." Jager grunts. "I got a plan. It'll take some time to set up, so all you need to do is distract them. Be flashy like you always are.">Can do. Good luck.>I think we should reconsider you going in.>Other
>>42300133>>Can do. Good luck."How flashy, by the way?"
>>42300133>>I think we should reconsider you going in.
>>42300133>Can do. Good luck.Too late to turn back now.
>>42300133>Can do. Good luck.
>>42300133>Can do. Good luck.>Launch into a triage/rant/monologue about the history of our Acquired morgan, mention pixy, avalon dam, the works. go full PIXY
>>42300133>>Can do. Good luck.
Something just popped into my mind:Is the Morgan a stealth plane?Looking at every other superplane (i.e. Wyvern, Fenrir, Falken, etc.), they're obviously built for stealth whereas the Morgan looks like it's meant to fight a battle or three.
>>42300133>>Can do. Good luck.Time to prove we're the best in the sky, while Jager proves he's the best on the ground.
>>42300133>>I think we should reconsider you going in.>Also: Ask Babylon about what assurance we have that they'll keep to their end of the bargain?I mean, all WE had to do was show up, so...>>42300193We could also probably ask THEM about *their* history.Really, we know very little about the pilots we're facing off against. ((That's actually the usual for AC, I think, but we can change that I guess.))
>>42300133>>Can do. Good luck.Just give me a few good guitar solos and I'm good!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybufm9wgD4Q
>>42300280Limited stealth capabilities, at least.
>>42300133>I think we should reconsider you going in.
>>42300292Also, on another note: Why not have Jaeger only go if it looks like OB won't be letting Milly go?What happens if we WIN *before* Jaeger and the extraction team pulls off their heist? Should we then just let OB keep their end of the deal and free Milly?That is to say: Should we have Jaeger delay the actual rescue attempt until we've won?Keep it as a back-up in case OB don't keep to their promise.If we CAN deal with things just by flying, I think we should do that.Only have Jaeger go in if OB don't keep their promise.What does everybody else think?
>>42300365Wouldn't it be too late by that point?Jaeger needs time to prepare, and it's far too easy and quick for one of Milly's guards to just pull a gun and shoot her in the back of the head if we win.
>>42300365>OB>keeping their word
>>42300411"Why do you need to shoot her when you're going to throw her out of the helicopter?"
>>42300365Well basically, i don't trust OB as whole will keep their word.Perhaps their pilot still have honor, but the risk that other member is not that honorable still high.
>>42300365>>42300411>>42300419>>42300423That, and the air of uncertainty about this whole gig.I mean, they met us in the GRAVEYARD, of all places.
>>42300411Why discard the hostage when you can just leave instead? That way you still have a useable hostage. If you're breaking the deal, might as well do it in the way that's most useful for you.Also, if they do that, then that helicopter is going to be shot down by an angry Morgan shortly after they shoot or throw out Milly, so. They'd be giving the lives of 2 or 3 people for nothing.>>42300419>>OB>keeping their wordWell, to clarify, I'd rather it be clear that THEY were the first to break their word.
>>42300423TELL ME ABOUT THE GREY MEN! WHY DO THEY WANT TO RECLAIM BELKAN CLAY!>>42300443Maybe they just have a flair for theatrics?
>>42300423Well, at least we aren't going to do something like that plane job in Batman. Not sure if that works with helos.
>>42300473>waiting for OB to break their word first>not preempting their bullshit
>>42300473In case of Karla winning, killing Millie is their way to say "Fuck You" to Karla. Also, 'We Have Reserve' and the killed helo crew is martyr. While Karla still lose her protege.
>>42300550Looks like either way, the fire rises.
>>42300473>They'd be giving the lives of 2 or 3 people for nothing.You mean brainwashed grunts that don't matter? The biggest lost would be the pilot if we kill him.
>>42300528>theatricsOh god, OB was a farce all along?!>Captcha wants popcorn... goddamit
>>42300473It wouldn't be for nothing--it'd be out of spite, if anything. What are the lives of a handful of dyed-in-the-wool believers when you have a chance to kill off the two biggest problems in the way of your plans for global Belkanization?
>>42300550>>42300571Then we reciprocate and from then on, we never spare a single one of their pilots or aces. All the people we've previously "let go" if they were retreating or damaged? No more.So from then on, each of their pilots or aces dies even if they bail out in a chute.So... is one girl's life worth THAT for them?
>>42300365Infantry, even special forces, can't do standby like that. They need time to set up and move in, since they move foot-fast or helo-fast rather than jet-engine-fast. They need to deploy and operate with the expectation that they WILL be the difference between Milly living and Milly getting her brains blown out.http://www.policeone.com/SWAT/articles/2856585-10-tactical-considerations-for-a-bus-assault/Not a bus, no, but similar. Even while negotiations are ongoing, a Hostage Rescue Team will be prepping and deploying. If the negotiations work, fine, but the HRT team acts like they are the single hope that hostage has.We don't want to jack around with the grunts right now. Jager isn't dumb enough to move unless he has an assured extraction, and if we're fast enough, we'll have won by the time he's in position to do that.
>>42300625Yes. Don't question the crazy.
>>42300658or the fanatical do people really believe we're dealing sane people?
>>42300645Pretty much this. You can never be too prepared, I say.
>>42300625>So... is one girl's life worth THAT for them?Considering everything that the Gray Men and OB has done so far?Yes, yes they would consider it worth it. Because symbols and acts of power are important to them. I mean, these are the people that burned their own territory and civilians with nuclear fire, turned an orbital weapons platform against the planet, and are more than willing to sacrifice followers to achieve their ends.
>>42300676(Different anon here) Probably a mixture of the naive, the gullible, the desperate and the fanatics. You know, the usual folks that are easy to convert.
>>42300133Sorry about that guys, just finished up a REALLY harrowing mission! Post soon!Pic sorta related.
>>42300722Gib Fulton recovery for Milly plox
>>42300722The devolving of Merc into Blackjack is commencing at a rapid pace.
>>42300722Speaking of harrowing missions, using the "Honeybee" missile launcher for the first time in that game.
>>42300645So is the HRT team doing this gonna be doing this DEVGRU "shoot the goddamn pilot's brain through the windscreen with a 20mm anti-materiel rifle" style or Spetsnaz "crashing this helo with no survivors" style?
>>42300752Until Merc's schedule become very erratic, this is still fine.
>>42300776>SBS>See UDT, but with more alcohol and swearingEverytimeBased britbong boat operators
>>42300133"Can do. Good luck." You say."Roger that." Jager nods, and starts speaking again, right before the mic cuts out. "All right, boys! It's time to pull off one for the history books!"You're not sure whether that was encouraging or not.Meanwhile, Babylon continues to circle the area, maintaining opposite position from you. This close and with no obstructions, you can see his Morgan now was painted up in a golden yellow scheme, with a few red highlights. "Nice paintjob." You compliment."Same to you." Babylon replies happily. "I can see you've done a little work on yours, too! I find the red wing very eyecatching. I see you know your history!"Well, he was cheerful as always, same as when you first encountered him in what seemed like an eternity ago.>All right, let's fight. >Draw things out with a bit of banter.>Other
>>42300889>>Draw things out with a bit of banter.
>>42300889>>Draw things out with a bit of banter.Gotta have style!
>>42300889>>Draw things out with a bit of banter.Okay, I need tier-one 4chan trigger specialists for this kind of shit...
>>42300889>>Draw things out with a bit of banter."Did you know there used to be 3 kind of Aces....."
>>42300927Nah, we can make up our own lines...can't we?
>>42300889>Draw things out with a bit of banter.Well, we're going to try to kill him, so lets be polite about it.>>42300791That might become sooner than we think at this rate,
>>42300889>>Draw things out with a bit of banter.> I find the red wing very eyecatching. I see you know your history!"Oh you have no idea. It's MORE than just history...>>42300927>"Did you know there used to be 3 kind of Aces....."Heh. History and legend.If I remember correctly, way back when Karla was actually asked what she thought about Pixy... she didn't answer with "He was a traitor" or anything like that; she just said "No comment". A bit of an interesting answer. Maybe she just didn't agree with his views, but still admired the man for his piloting skill...>>42300936>Nah, we can make up our own lines...can't we?I don't mind re-using an old classic though.And seeing as how we're in *his* plane... it IS sorta appropriate, isn't it?
>>42300936Dammit, you're right. We need something quotable for Karla to say that will be remembered for all time.
>>42300926Something something Buddy, something something just try and keep up, something something "BASTARD SONS OF BELKA, I HAVE COME TO RECLAIM MY SQUIRE WITH MY MORGAN AND MY HONOR. WHAT FORCES DO YOU WAGER?"
>>42300889>Other"So, I gotta ask: is this a job for you, or a calling from the Fatherland?"
>>42300889>Draw things out with a bit of banter."You know this red wingtip wasn't added. It was restored."
>>42300889>Draw things out with a bit of banter.>>42300959Lemme try this:>"You know, they say pilots like us love the sky. We live in it every day. People call that love. Few pilots wish to die in it, though...would you still call that love?"
If we're talking about the past/history: how about we also ask him about his favored/most admired aces?Or even just why he's flying? Karla for instance just loves to fly -- more or less...(Shame that only Babylon is the chatty one. Lancer took it personally with the loss of his wingmate. Tombstone is... quite and probably-a-dick.)
>>42301048>inb4 Espada one>Flamenco intensifieshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxC8bWQcuAY
Save this one for Tombstone:"You think you're hot shit? Some kind of Red Baron, or maybe even a Little Caesar? Well, you're not. Now watch as I knock your shit over like Dominos and send you crying back to your Papa John's, DiGiorno."
>>42300889You decide to try and draw things out with banter, if only to distract him for just a bit longer so Jager can get into position. You key your radio up."So, nice weather we got out here, huh?" You ask innocently. "Trying to delay things?" Babylon chuckles. "I thought the mighty Valkyrie wasn't afraid of a fight?" "I'm not, but there really aren't a lot of opportunities to just talk, you know? Get to know your enemy better?" You retort. "Aaaaah, I guess you have a point there!" Babylon asks. There's then a pause. You guess he's getting another transmission, most likely from his superiors to get things moving. You could only imagine what was going on between them. "All right, how about a compromise, then? One question, and then we go.""I don't have to give anything?" You wonder."Ha, we already know plenty about you." Babylon laughs. "And just a word of warning, I can't guarantee I'll actually answer what you ask! OPSEC, after all."Well, he probably had a point there. So now you just had to figure out what to ask him.>What's your name?>What did you do before joining OB?>Why are you fighting for these guys?>Other
>>42301258>>What's your name?
>>42301258>>What's your name?You can call me Karla.
>>42301258>>What did you do before joining OB?
>>42301258>What's your name?
>>42301258>>What's your name?If we get a metal gear moment here I swear to God...
>>42301258"How'd you decide the order you'd fight me in?"
>>42301258>Other: Ask about Ace style.It's appropriate, right?
>>42301258>Why are you fighting for these guys?Is it just a job, or a calling?
>>42301303Seriously though, this is pretty much the moment to ask such a question. And he already showed he was aware of history a bit, so he'll probably be able to answer.Plus, come on, at some point I *finally* want to see us bring up the "There are three kinds of aces..." thing eventually!
>>42301258>>OtherWhy do you fly? Is it because you love to see the world rush by below you, because you love to fight in the sky, or because it advances your goals?
>>42301258>Why are you fighting for these guys?
>>42301258>>Why are you fighting for these guys?"why are you flying for OB? The last couple of wars have done a pretty thorough job demonstrating why blood for clay is a stupid trade"
>>42300776Here's an image version
>>42301506>for the last fucking time, we are not team rainbow!heh.
>>42301258"Okay, then how about a simple one, then?" You say with a grin. "What's your name?""Oh... well... I wasn't expecting THAT." Bablyon says, surprised. "Well, if you truly must know... well, you can just call me Gilliam, or Gil for short. Kinda embarrassing really.""Not at all!" You try and assure him. "And for the record, my name's Karla.""Heh, pretty name. It would be a shame to shoot down a pretty pilot like you.""Oh really now?" You grin evilly. "Why don't you come and try me?""Enemy fighter is beginning combat maneuvers!" Loki wars as you see the blip representing Bablyon suddenly pick up speed."Yes, I'm aware of that, Loki." You groan as you push down on your throttle, feeding extra fuel into your Morgan's hungry engines. Currently, you were circling around the graveyard, trying to get inside the turn or behind the other. Now, you didn't doubt Smokey's word when he said he souped up your Morgan as much as he could with what he had, but you're not sure what extent Bablyon may have upgraded his bird, if at all.>Try to beat him in speed and get on his tail.>Try to get inside his turn for a quick deflection shot.>Other
>>42301584>Try to get inside his turn for a quick deflection shot.And also>GilI FUCKING CALLED ITTHIS FUCKING SMUG BLONDE BASTARDwww.youtube.com/watch?v=oSPKAB70xtg
>>42301584>>Try to get inside his turn for a quick deflection shot.Time to rock.
>>42301584>>Try to beat him in speed and get on his tail.
>>42301584>Try to get inside his turn for a quick deflection shot.Showtime!
>>42301584>>Try to get inside his turn for a quick deflection shot.Go for first blood!
>>42301626>>42301629>>42301647>>42301622I just realized something.What if this bastard has some sort of RULE BREAKING ability/weapon stashed somewhere?!
>>42301584>Try to get inside his turn for a quick deflection shot.>>42301610It was kind of obvious when we first ran into him with a gold paintjob.
>>42301745In Dice We Trust.
>>42301610>"Do you have enough missiles, king of heroes?"
>>42301896I am the warhead of my Sidewinder Eagle is my body and Belkan clay is my blood I have created over a thousand modifications Unknown to my wingmates, Nor known to Jager Have withstood hunger to attach many XLAA's Yet, these hands will never hold anything lewd So as I get tone, unlimited missile locks.
Rolled 8, 4, 3 = 15 (3d10)>>42301584If there was one thing the Morgan excelled at, it was leveraging its extreme maneuverability. You kick your plane into a high G turn in an attempt to get inside Babylon's own turn. You feel yourself being pressed back into your seat as if a giant weight had been planted on you. However, you grit your teeth and try to bear it.And just like that, your Morgan performs a near 180 degree change in direction in an eyeblink. The move is sudden enough that he shouldn't have enough time to counter.Hopefully. >roll 1d10 (ACM roll. You need a 5 or lower)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>42302001
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>42302001
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>42302001
>>42302019>>42302020...that was close.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>42302018FuckGoddammit I blundered
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>42302018I am a retard.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>42302001
>>42302007Based commander.>>42302032Seriously wat
>>42302032I appreciate you trying to cover for me buddy, but I'll own up to my own fuck ups.
>>42302047hey, at least you are not the one who almost ruining this with that 10.Oh god, i think i'll refrain for rolling dice today.
>>42302047Wait what?I thought I made the blunder
>>42302001Unfortunately, Babylon somehow does manage to react quick enough to your little trick, immediately going into a heavy power climb since he knows you've burned off too much energy to pull off the turn. There's no way you'd be able to catch him in the climb. However, you couldn't let him go unmolested. He'd be able to get the height advantage on you, which in any dogfight was not the ideal position for you to be in. >Fuck it. Try to outclimb him anyways. >Fire off your missiles him.>Other
>>42302128>>Fire off your missiles him.
>>42302128>>Fire off your missiles him.Force him to burn energy evading them.
>>42302128>>OtherDisengage, circle back off and dump some altitude. Look for terrain that we can use for evasive action.
>>42302128>>Fire off your missiles him.Launch missiles
>>42302128>Fire off your missiles him.>>42302149The ground's too craggy here. Might not be a good idea.
>>42302128well then lets try>>42302149suggestion.
>>42302128>Fire off your missiles him.
>>42302165Launch every zig! For great justice.
>>42302128You guess you had no other choice. You switch on your missiles and get a positive target lock. One good thing about Babylon being in a climb was that it killed his maneuverability, making him unable to try and shake it lest he lose his height advantage. As you thumb the trigger, you note that it's a good thing your brought the...>QAAM>XLAA>Other
>>42302128>>Fire off your missiles him.>>Other
>>42302279>QAAMWe can out bullshit his bullshit.
>>42302279>QAAMNo shit, it's always the bullshit missiles against bullshit enemies.
>>42302279>QAAMBULLSHIT MISSILES FOR A BULLSHIT PILOT>>42302248Narrator: In A.D. 2018 OB was attacking. Harling: What Happen? Samantha: Somebody Set Up Us the Bomb. Samantha: We get signal. Harling: What! Samantha: Main screen turn on. Harling: It's You!! Wild Dog: How are you gentlemen!! Wild Dog: All Your Osea and Belkan Clay Are Belong to Us. Wild Dog: You are on the way to destruction. Stalin: What you say!! Wild Dog: You have no chance to survive make your time. Wild Dog: Ha ha ha ha.... Samantha: Mister President!Stalin: Take Off Every 'Wyvern'!! Stalin: You know what you doing. Stalin: Move 'Wyvern'. Stalin: For Great Justice.
>>42302279>>QAAMTime for a little QAAM-slam.
>>42302338>Move 'Wyvern'>not the XFA-27
I hope this isn't the type of Morgan that has that "if you're behind him and try to lock on or shoot missiles, then too bad" upgrade.
>>42302279Well, it was a good thing you were packing QAAMs. The super maneuverable missiles would prove extremely helpful in one on one matchups like these. You get a solid missile lock on the climbing Morgan and pull the trigger. Three missiles, one QAAM and two normal, detach from your Morgan's wings and soar away.>roll 3d10 (AtA roll. 6 or lower for regular missiles and 7 or lower for QAAM)
Rolled 4, 10, 8 = 22 (3d10)>>42302483SPIN TO WIN Q'S DON'T FAIL US NOW!
Rolled 7, 2, 9 = 18 (3d10)>>42302483Here comes the...WORDS THAT KILL!!!
Rolled 2, 1, 8 = 11 (3d10)>>42302483god please...
>>42302491I have failed you all and I am sorry. >>42302492Well that kinda wor->>42302494JESUS FUCK.
>>42302494>>42302492>>42302491Well, we win some we lose some...
>>42302521We won anything this update?
>>42302560Well a 2 and a 1 on our last best roll so I'd say we're gonna crit the shit out of Tombstone's Morgan.
>>42302560Two of them.
>>42302583if that 8 somehow become a 7.......well, better to not push it.
>>42302483You watch as the three missiles streak off, chasing after Babylon as his plane tries to desperately climb and clamber for altitude. Unfortunately, the QAAM you fired can't keep up and falls short, dropping from the sky. Fortunately, your other two missiles manage to maintain lock and chase after Babylon's Morgan. Unfortunately for him, rockets were faster than jet engines, and your missiles immediately focus on the Morgan's oversized engines. You see dual explosions, and watch as one of Babylon's engines flare out and a good chunk of its left wing fall off. "Aw nuts. Looks like you got me." You hear Babylon cough. As you watch, you see Babylon's Morgan, unable to sustain itself on one engine and one wing, falls into a death spiral. You see an ejection seat fire, but before you can get a better look, another contact lights up. You turn your head to see a blue and black Morgan swooping it, its radar and weapons hot."This is for all my men you killed." You hear Lancer growl as he launches a pair of missiles at you.>Pull away and launch countermeasures.>Attack head on.>Other
>>42302666>>Attack head on.
>>42302666>Attack head on<<Fire away, coward!>>
>>42302666>>Pull away and launch countermeasures.
>>42302666>>Attack head on."They wouldn't be dead if OB didn't exist"
>>42302666>Attack head on.YOU WEASEL! HOW DARE YOU CALL YOURSELF A PILOT OF BELKAN DESCENT IF YOU SWOOP IN WHEN THE ENEMY IS OCCUPIED?!
>>42302666>>Pull away and launch countermeasures.We've got missiles heading for us.
>>42302666>Pull away and launch countermeasures.
>>42302666whatever else we do we should also:> taunt: " I'm not the one who threw their lives away for a chunk of clay." OB guys are probably a bit crazy, we can use that.
>>42302857DO THIS MERC
>>42302666Well, you weren't just going to take this standing. You knew that if you tried to turn away, Lancer would take the chance to pounce on your tail and hit you from behind. You were just going to have to bank on your Morgan's native ECM systems to get you through the day. >Roll 4d10 (For guns and AtA)
Rolled 4, 8, 6, 8 = 26 (4d10)>>42302868Time for snow!
Rolled 5, 4, 10, 5 = 24 (4d10)>>42302868
Rolled 4, 8, 5, 6 = 23 (4d10)>>42302868okay
Rolled 7, 2, 2, 6 = 17 (4d10)>>42302868C'MONN!
>>42302878>>42302879>>42302881>>42302890We're really not getting it ALL today...
>>42302898Bitch I got us two two's we're gonna be fine!
Rolled 8, 4, 4 = 16 (3d10)>>42302868...
>>42302908Well after >>42302921 I'm not so sure anymore...
>>42302935Dice god takes and gives as usual.
>>42302868You don't even bother waiting for a positive target lock. You knew that this close, it didn't even really matter. Both you and Lancer close in, missiles streaking in at each other. Two of your missiles manage to get hits, exploding on their proximity fuses and shower Lancer's fuselage with shrapnel. However, his missiles similarly manage to trigger their sensor fuses, and your Morgan shakes as missile shrapnel punches through the thin skin of your craft. Almost immediately, damage warnings shriek as hydraulic, electric, and coolant lines are cut and frayed. You glance back to see that your tailfins were also chewed up, looking more like swiss cheese than actual control surfaces. >-3 hp>9 hp remainsHowever, the damage was relatively minor. Your Morgan was still in flying condition.You finally get into the last stage of your head on pass, gun range. Both you and Lancer let off a burst, but only you hit, running a line of ragged holes down his right wing. Finally, the both of you pass each other like moving freight trains. You quickly check your radar and note that Lancer was still active and trying to turn to reengage. You wonder if you should do the same, though with the damage your Morgan suffered, high g loads might just make things worse.Your other option would be to climb to get a height advantage on him, but that could leave you vulnerable to missiles, depending on how fast Lancer is able to pull off his turn.>Turn and reengage.>Try to gain some altitude.>Other
I kind of want to see Karla get captured, if only to see her break out.
>>42303033>>Try to gain some altitude.
>>42303033>>Try to gain some altitude.>>42303039That and I wanna see her have a fancy dinner with her captors and their officer who happens to have a taste of a thespian.
>>42303033>Try to gain some altitude.
>>42303033>Try to gain some altitude.CLIMB NUGGET CLIMB>>42303046>>42303039>Inb4 it's Full Frontal
>>42303046Well depending if she was by such gentleman, I imagine her being humiliated or perhaps assaulted.
>>42303033>>Turn and reengage.Been hit by missiles enough, I think.Plus, "shooting missiles at the guy trying to altitude" is exactly how we nailed Babylon.The Morgan should be able to handle a tight turn.
>>42303033>Try to gain some altitude.I have a bad feeling about this...I wonder if OB sneaked in some SAMs in the graveyard just in case we won.
Rolled 3, 4, 6 = 13 (3d10)>>42303033You need to get some altitude, and fast. You nose up your Morgan and hit your afterburners as you try to claw for every meter of altitude you can manage. Memeories of Sand Island flash through your vision as you do so, but you try to shake them out. And then the predicted missile warning whines as Lancer tries to get a bead on your plane.>Roll 1d10 (ACM roll. You need a 5 or lower.)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>42303202COME ON!
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>42303202
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>42303202
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>42303202
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>42303202
>>42303204Well that certainly does it.
>>42303204Okay, now I'm sure we're good.
So we will have a missile roll after this, eh?
>>42303264>AtA roll>three crits>YOU KILLED LANCER! YOU AREN'T HUMAN!www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu5LE5WUsRE
>>42303202You close your eyes and clench your teeth in preparation for the inevitable hit, but it never arrives. You see Lancer's missiles streak off into the sunset, unable to find any target to lock on to. You then level out your Morgan, now with the height advantage. Now you could use gravity as your ally in taking down Lancer-"Karla, do you read?" Jager voice finally appears again. "Yeah, I'm still alive." You grunt. "Took you long enough!""Sorry, we busy setting things up." Jager replies. "I got a sniper with a long .50 ready to go. One round in the engines and that Hind is going down."You're going to shoot it down!?" You gasp."Uh, not really SHOOT DOWN, just, erm, force them into a controlled crash landing." Jager tries to explain. "We need you to distract them by doing a low altitude, high speed pass near them. as a distraction. You think you can do that?>Sorry, that's too dangerous.>Whatever it takes.>Other
>>42303309>>Whatever it takes.Let's break a leg here.
>>42303309>Whatever it takes.DON'T MISS, SHIFTY!www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP5wv6DB5Ao
>>42303309>Sorry, that's too dangerous.Buzzing a helicopter wouldn't be a problem if we weren't being shot at by a vengeful pilot in the process.>>42303323>Let's break a leg here.Great, now I'm having images of Milly surviving this as a paraplegic.
>>42303309>>Whatever it takes.Do we do it before or after we gun down Lancer?
>>42303309>Whatever it takes.
>>42303309>Whatever it takes.>OtherGo immideatley downards toward lancer, do another frontal, and pass by the chopper, to make the chopper going mad look normal.
>>42303309"I'll do whatever it takes." You assure him. "When do you need me to do it?""Whenever is convenient for you." Jager replies. "But uh, I think the sooner the better. We can see the dogfight from down here and your plane is picking up some serious damage.""Aw, are you really that worried?" You smile."Of course. You and that plane are very expensive investments." Jager says matter of factly. "Well, you sure do know how to make a girl feel loved." You chuckle.>Better handle Lancer first.>Lancer is a seondary concern.>Other
>>42303469>>Lancer is a secondary concern.DANGER ZONE
>>42303469>Lancer is a seondary concern.
>>42303469>>Lancer is a seondary concern.
>>42303469>>Better handle Lancer first.He's worried about our plane picking up damage? Then better avoid extra damage.If his concern was about how our plane was picking up damage, then it's a matter of making it safer for us.In which case, we handle Lancer first.I mean hell, we JUST got altitude on the guy -- there's no need to waste that.We should use our height advantage NOW and finish him.THEN we can swing by the chopper.
>>42303469>Better handle Lancer first.
>>42303469Well, Lancer was a secondary concern, anyways. Right now, you needed to focus on saving Milly so you could get the hell out of here. You could always deal with Lancer later."All right Jager, get ready. I'm going for it." You warn."Roger that." Jager acknowledges. "We'll be standing by.Taking a deep breath, you push down on your stick to put your Morgan into a steep dive.>Roll 1d10 (ACM roll. You need a 5 or lower!)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>42303594Go dice go!
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>42303594
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>42303594https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNDQC_BQ5eM
>>42303618Oh thank fucking god. You are a lifesaver.
>>42303594You dive down like an eagle hunting a pigeon, wings unfurled and claws ready. However, unlike said bird of prey, you target wasn't to kill your quarry, but merely scare it. Your Morgan goes shrieking past the Hind, buffeting it with the shockwave of your craft as it passes by and and actually briefly sending it out of control as the pilot reflexively maneuvers away from your passing. The Hind then pauses for a critical moment as it tries to correct its course.And that's when Jager's sniper takes the shot.As you pull back up, you can see black smoke leaking from the Hind's engines and it begins to lose altitude as the pilot attempts an autorotation landing. Now it was all up to Jager."Clever play." You hear Lancer growl. "But it won't do you any good. You're not getting out of here alive."Well shit, it looks like Lancer genuinely did want you dead.>I'm sorry to hear that.>Right back you.>Other
>>42303680>Prior experience says otherwise.
>>42303680>I'm sorry to hear that.OH, DO YOU WANT TO INSERT IT IN MY JET THRUSTERS~? HOW LEWD OF YOU~!
>>42303680>Start singing norse valkyrian fables
>>42303680>Other"This is the Round Table. Dead men's words have no meaning"
>>42303680>I'm sorry to hear that.We kinda killed his teammate in one of our first flights. He does have a legitimate grievance with us.It's just... One man's vengeance compared to the lives of ourselves? Not to mention our friend? Sorry.
Ah actually, on that note, Indigo's little speech/motto comes to mind:>>42303680>>42303727>Other: An old quote>"...We protect the meek, and give our lives for honour, but that does not mean that we are generous. Since generosity will cost us our lives..."
>>42303680>I'm sorry to hear that.
>>42303680>I'm sorry to hear that.Well shit. Now I feel bad
>>42303680>That's fine. You know, I fly with the knowledge that each battle could be my last - and that it's still worth it. >Did your men?
>>42303680"Well, I'm sorry to hear that." You say somewhat regretfully. "But I intend to get out of this alive.""So be it." Lancer grunts as he speeds toward you. However, before he has a chance to do anything, a bright blue beam of light sweeps across the sky, slicing his Morgan in two."You bastard!" You hear Lancer scream before being drowned out by static as his stricken Morgan falls out of the sky."New contact, new contact!" Loki yelps. "Enemy aircraft, unknown type! Valkyrie, get out of there!" "Valkyrie! Valkyrie! What's going on?" Wolf shouts. However, you're too transfixed by the black fighter that zips across the burning sky where Lancer used to be. It... it resembled a Morgan, yet it looked different, as well. Not to mention insanely fast and packing a large energy weapon. Just what the hell was this thing?"Who the hell are you?" You ask over an open channel.All you get is a blast of what sounds like corrupted machine code read aloud as a reply. Wincing in pain, you immediately shut off the radio. What the hell was going on?!>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week. Don't forget Vertical Tanks on Saturday! Also, depending on how things go, I might run a vaguely Cyberidols-related oneshot on Sunday or Monday, so stay tuned!
>>42303916Well fuck.Thanks for today boss! Shame its a little too silent here today.
>>42303916What the fuck? Goddamn Warmachine AI with independent kill programing
>>42303916Based Falkenit's Nemo, or whatever the protag from AC3, isn't it?
>>42303977>>42303981Remember what PJ ghost tell us?Its Tombstone, resurrected by Belkan Magic as machine
Pilot named Tombstone. Coffin system. You guys thinking what I'm thinking?>>42303916>"Enemy aircraft, unknown type! Valkyrie, get out of there!"Like hell we're going to just LEAVE. Besides -- if nothing else, this guy will probably take the chance to strafe the downed helicopter.Oh no! Lancer was shot d--yeah, no, I can't finish that. I don't have the heart.I hope he managed to bail out in time. Same for Babylon actually.>>42303916It does sound like Tombstone, doesn't it? After all, the guy's previous incarnation was known for being a teamkilling asshole.
>>42303993But why did it kill lancer then?
that it fired on lancer implies that this is an autonomous drone thats left over from the last war. either it only woke up recently, or there's a fully automated base for it somewhere. if it's the latter we can safely conclude that at some point during the closing stages of the last war belka somehow replaced all of these scientists with wizards who could conjure wonders from the future.
>>42304066because Tombstone wants to kill us and won't let anyone get in the way, like he's always acted.
>>42304108You really haven't read this quest before have you, last thread combined with what we know of tombstone makes perfect sense for him to act this way, even when he's mostly machine.
>>42304066See:>>42304058>the guy's previous incarnation was known for being a teamkilling asshole.There are 3 main aces in One Belka, and we've faced two. Freaky dream spirit PJ told us that Tombstone wasn't as gone as we thought.So, my guess is this is either Tombstone himself making a personal appearance, or via a COFFIN system or whatever technological wizardry is available to Ace Combat.
>>42304261>>the guy's previous incarnation was known for being a teamkilling asshole.And by previous incarnation, I meant the previous quest in which a version of Tombstone showed up. He was a dick.I don't know if Tombstone as an idea originally comes from anywhere else though.
>>42304281his current incarnation in this quest is also a team killing asshole, as he was first introduced to Karla as being ruthless and killing teammates when they get in the way of his kill.
>>42304250I don't think his handlers would accept a weapon that would fire unprovoked on there own forces. there are degrees of team killing, and while catching you own men in AOEs is sometimes tolerated simply shooting down an ally for no reason usually gets you put down.
>>42304311You really need to go and reread the threads where Tombstone is featured, seriously you are way out of touch as that is exactly what Tombstone does.
>>42304327Well to clarify: this is apparently exactly the reputation Tombstone had in Valkyrian Mercs Quest 2.There wasn't too much information to go on in Ace Combat Quest -- but it's pretty much assumed that he's just like he was in VMQ 2.
>>42304362>There wasn't too much information to go on in Ace Combat QuestUhh when we were first warned about him being in the same theater as us we got a decent briefing on him being the giant team killing asshole he is.
>>42304362I see. still say if the plane is undead tombstone its handlers wouldn't let it fire on friendlies. he's probably going to be a recurring boss, but I doubt its this specific boss.
>>42304384>Uhh when we were first warned about him being in the same theater as us we got a decent briefing on him being the giant team killing asshole he is.Off the top of my head, I don't remember getting a briefing on any of the aces, much less tombstone. Which thread of ACQ was this in?
>>42304384Wait, what?Which thread was it?
>>42304390>still say if the plane is undead tombstone its handlers wouldn't let it fire on friendlies.I still say you have no idea what you're talking about.>he's probablyHe already is, and has been...