In a time of global crisis, an elite international task force known as Overwatch was formed. Soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities: together, they ended the Omnic Crisis and restored peace to a war-torn world. The heroes of Overwatch kept peace for a generation, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. After many years, Overwatch became troubled, and finally disbanded. Now world conflict is rising again. Overwatch may be gone…but the world still needs heroes. You are Bandit, an adventurer, treasure hunter, freedom fighter, and international criminal. A few days ago, you encountered the reformed Overwatch: a grand title for two ex-agents, Winston and Tracer, operating as outlaws out of an abandoned Watchpoint. Despite their down-and-own-status, or perhaps because of it, you were inspired to join them. You left your old life behind to become the first recruit of the new Overwatch.
>>997152Happy New Years Raven
>>997157Thanks anon.Not running much tonight, but I wanted to get a new thread set up. Tomorrow I'm running once my hangover is done.Last time on Overwatch Quest, Part 2: The Last Crusader:You and Tracer took the Aurora to Eichenwalde, Germany, a small town in the black forest mountains and the site of a legendary battle between the Crusader knights and the Omnic forces. There you found the last Crusader, the man some called the heart of Overwatch, Reinhardt Wilhelm. Some kind of strange remote drones were repairing the overgrown Bastion units from the battle. Fighting your way through the Omnics, you encountered the armor of Reinhardt's master, Balderich, that somehow came to life on its own and attacked you. You were victorious in the battle, but the cause of all this remains unknown.
>>997171You should drink more water to help with the hangover.
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>>997152I am fully erect and all lubed up. Just fuck me right up fampai.
You, Tracer, Reinhardt, and his armorer Brigitte, are leaving Eichenwalde for the Aurora, parked in an open field outside the town. Brigitte starts to transfer the battered Crusader armor from her hover-sled to the aircraft's small cargo hold. Reinhardt gingerly levers his bruised frame into the passenger compartment. Tracer hops into the pilot's seat and begins the warm-up sequence. She checks the scanning array. "Bandit, there's something still registering on the scanner nearby. About a hundred meters thataway. Can you check it out?"You move to the other side of the aircraft. You see something in that direction. At this distance, it almost looks like just a big clump of moss and flowers. At this point, you suspect otherwise. Another Omnic? You approach warily.It is, in fact, another Bastion unit. But something about this one seems different. Its panels are white, and the central eye is glowing blue. It's holding up one of its hands, and you see something small and yellow there, perched on its finger. A bird? It chirps merrily up at the Bastion unit, which tilts it head to examine the bird.>Attack!>Approach carefully.>Watch and wait.>Go back and tell the others.>Something else.
>>997196>Approach carefully.Oh boy.
>Watch and wait.>Call tracer "Hey what can you know about bastions anyways? Were they dumb kind of AI or did they have intelligence behind them?"We do have a radio on us right?
>>997196>>Approach carefully.I was wondering if we were gonna meet this fella!
I'm not familiar with Overwatches lore so exactly how intelligent were standard Bastions units anyways?
>>997226>how intelligent were standard Bastions units anyways?not that smart the main reason they are dangerous is the modes they can enter into like sentry and siege modethose modes gave them great versatlity
>>997226Bastion untis were frontline combat units during the war, though not much else is known from that. If we can go off of The Last Bastion short, they were used to overwhelm defenders through both numbers and firepower while the heavier units podded along behind them.
>>997235But will it blend?
>>997235When i say smart i'm wondering how they would compare to the standard Omnic. Were they as intelligent, capable of making decisions and performing complex tactics, or were they "Slaved" to a single higher mind that delivered there orders and the Bastions themselves were only capable of basic functions such as movement and shooting.
>>997258>or were they "Slaved" to a single higher mind that delivered there orders and the Bastions themselves were only capable of basic functions such as movement and shooting.pretty much this
>>997261So how much anatomy did Bastions have without a Overseer to control them? Would they revert to Last Bastions state, Go to a berserk state and destroy preselected targets that were in sight, or just enter a standby mode until a connection was reestablished?
>>997258>"Slaved" to a single higher mind that delivered there orders and the Bastions themselves were only capable of basic functions such as movement and shooting.It was pretty much this, yeah. The OG Strike Team's primary targets during the war were taking out the command and control structures of the Omnics.And the Bastion was merely their infantry unit---think about that. A dummy AI-commandeered robot that could turn into a small tank and a gigantic gatling gun was the bread and butter footsoldier. This is coming from a force that commanded superheavy walker units that were about the same size as probably Warhound scout titans from 40k lore at the complete other end of the spectrum.>>997271I'd assume that, without the C&C structure, they'd shut down--kinda like how the Battle Droids deactivated after the Droid Control Ship blew up in The Phantom Menace.
>>997273So if a Overseer class Omnic or a human who could mimic them accurately enough, looking at you Sombra, they could reactivate his base programming and force him out of his standby mode. You guys know of any good firewalls we could upload into him or would it be better to try and delete his old programming?
>>997290If we delete his old programming there's a chance we'll delete whatever makes Bastion, well, Bastion. I'm sure Wintston or someone else can come up with some cybersecurity for him, though.
>>997295We would not be rewriting his memory's just his underlining nature. It would be more like removing a reflex if we would use a human analogy; instead of being forced to react to a outside stimulus he can instead have the choice to react to the outside order. If all else fails we could slave him to Athena and then not give him any orders so he remains in his current state.
You approach carefully, walking with quiet steps through the grass. As you do, you try to remember anything you know about the intelligence of Bastion units.The Bastions were mass-produced soldiers, created as peacekeepers. In the Crisis, they were turned against humanity, and formed the primary combat unit of the Omnic army. If you recall correctly, the basic soldiers were only given enough programming for basic combat maneuvers and objectives. An Overseer program would order it "go here, use this formation, attack humans" and it could carry out that mission with relative autonomy. Nothing beyond that. But ...The Shambali monks claim that Omnics have souls. You're not sure about that, but it's hard to deny that Omnics are more than just robots. Self-improving software is the foundation of their code. Some strange things have come out of there, things that no human ever put there.You observe the Bastion unit doing something, manipulating the mossy overgrowth on its torso and arms. The bird flies around it in circles, tweeting away merrily. You magnify the view with your helmet. The robot is adding twigs to a half-finished bird's nest on its shoulder.Now isn't that something.Okay. You've come this far without killing it. Time to try introducing yourself."Hello?" you say to the Bastion. "Can you understand me?"The Bastion's head swivels in your direction. You wave to it, wondering if it understand human gestures. The blue light in its eye flickers. It rotates its body to face you.For a moment you feel like you've made a huge mistake. You just survived your first real Overwatch mission against half a dozen Bastions and some kind of freaky reanimated Crusader armor, why did you have to go and mess it up like this right at the end--The Bastion beeps. It raises its hand slowly. Then it waves at you, in a stiff-jointed copy of the gesture you just made."Wow," you say. "So you're a ... a friendly Bastion? Is that even possible?"The Bastion tilts it head quizzically, like a dog. It beeps."Right, I guess I'm not going to get much an answer out of you. Huh.">Invite it back to Gibraltar with you.>Capture it for study.>Destroy it.>Let it roam free.>Radio Tracer, ask what she thinks.>Something else.
>>997348>>Invite it back to Gibraltar with you.>Radio Tracer, ask what she thinks.What could possibly go wrong?
>>997348>Invite it back to Gibraltar with you>Radio Tracer about your decision.
>>997348>>Invite it back to Gibraltar with you.>>Radio Tracer, ask what she thinks.
>Invite it back to Gibraltar with you.>Radio Tracer, ask what she thinks.
>Radio Tracer, ask what she thinks.>Invite it back to Gibraltar with you.A anomaly like this is worth watching if nothing else
>>997348>Invite it back to Gibraltar with you.>Radio Tracer about your decision.Precious cinnamon bot!
>Radio Tracer"Yo Tracer, I found a friendly Bastión. Gonna invite it to come back to Gibraltar, Winston's got to see this- any chance yiu can prevent Reinhardt from smashing it?"
>>997348>Invite it back to Gibraltar with you.>Radio Tracer about your decision.
>>997348>>997348Same as the above, but avoid mentioning Gibraltar by name. Not sure if our base location is unknown but probably best to avoid drawing attention to it.
>>997348>>Radio Tracer, ask what she thinks.
How bout we call Bandit "Lodestone".Means a magnetic rock
>>997499nah.seekers already in the lead and it's kinda cool.actually since we are basicly a criminal indiana jones, how good are we at tracking?
Reinhardt is gonna trigger Bastions' ptsd like mad yo.
>>997693It's gonna go both ways I bet
>>997693well maybe we can do some field repairs on him,i'm sure we've dealt with crazy robots and how to fix them in our adventuring days
>>997699a crazy german is more problematic though
>>997188>http://www.strawpoll.me/12003268I'm personally going with Bandit being our actual real name (and everyone just assumes its a nickname or call sign) and Seeker being our official Overwatch name.Makes sense if his whole schtick is being good at finding stuff.
>>997703man if our actual name is bandit our parents must have hated us.
>>997703>I'm personally going with Bandit being our actual real namethat's pretty stupid but ok
>>997701Nothing has shown that we have any kind of programing skills.Some engineering and metalworking maybe.Or best bet is to take it nice and easy. Can't just introduce the two and expect them to be chill.Get Tracer and Briggite to meet Bastion first, then hen they're on board and friendy they can keep Rein from acting aggressive which'll go a long way towards keeping Bastion from trying g to shoot up the place.>>997348>Radio Tracer, ask what she thinks.
>>997710>>997724I knew a guy named Bandit, it's not THAT weird of a name.
>>997742you know one person in the world who's name is bandit in the shear scale of the world and all the names people have; bandit really is a weird name to have
>>997755It's really not as uncommon as you think.I mean, it's not like Jack, or Dave or Michael or anything, but fuck, people name their kids Google and shit. Bandit is not that weird. I also met a guy who's name was Bear. Ironically, he was a pretty skinny dude, but that was the name his parents gave him.
>>997789It's a pretty weird name mate.I'd rather just abandon it in favor of Seeker or something.Oh, why not just go with Guardian?
>>997841How about we want to be called Bandit but everyone refuses to call us that and instead call us Seeker.
>>997348>Radio Tracer, ask what she thinks.Then>Invite it back to Gibraltar with you.
>>997349>>997352>>997355>>997356>>997359>>997364>>997374>>997412>>997413>>997418>>997727>>998145Something about this Bastion is different, that's for sure. If nothing else, it's an oddity worth studying. You think about what might happen if you walked away. Left the strange robot alone, in a country of people still scarred from the brutal onslaught of enslaved armies of Bastions just like this one. Would it really be safe?No. Sometimes people find it too hard to forgive. You're not sure if you could blame them.So what can you do? Just leave it here to die? A lonely Bastion that might have developed a ... what do you call it, a soul? A conscience? Free will?A crazy idea occurs to you."I don't know if you can understand me," you say to the anomalous Bastion. "Do you know what you are? What you were used for? People might want to hurt you, because ..."The Bastion looks down at its right arm, the submachine gun. It emits a distinctly sad-sounding tone."That's right," you say. "Because of what you were made to do. But I can see you're not like that. If you come with me, I have a place we can go. A place you can be free to exist."The Bastion beeps, questioning."It's not much of a home yet," you say. "But you might like it anyway. Hold on, I'd better check with my partner here." You activate your commlink. "Tracer?""What's up? Find anything out there?""Yeah, I did. Something interesting. It's a Bastion that's, well it's not attacking me for starters. It's just standing there peacefully, looking at me. I think it's even trying to talk to me. I mean, it's building a damn bird's nest on its shoulder, and the bird is at this very moment flying in circles around the robot, tweeting." "Are you pulling my leg, mate?" says Tracer. "That sounds like a bloody kid's cartoon or something.""I'm looking at it right now," you say. "Maybe you'd better see for yourself."(Continued)
>>998192>"Are you pulling my leg, mate?" says Tracer. "That sounds like a bloody kid's cartoon or something."Funny coming from the time traveling pilot who's best friends with Dr. Zaius
"I don't believe it," says Tracer. She walks slowly in a circle around the Bastion, maintaining a safe distance. "You were even right about the bird's nest."The robot's head tracks Tracer, rotating the full 360 degrees. It beeps inquisitively."Try talking to it," you suggest."Er-- hiya," says Tracer, waving to the robot. It returns the wave and adds a series of beeps. "Spooky. Maybe it really does understand us. Have you heard of the Shambali, mate?""Heard of them," you say. "Something about Omnics having a soul?""That's right. Tekhartha Mondatta said that Omnics and humans were spiritual equals. That we were all one within the Iris. Could this Bastion have had some kind of ... spiritual awakening?""I'm not sure about any of that Iris stuff. But I know Omnics have self-improving code, too complicated for human programmers. The idea of it "waking up" somehow isn't that far-fetched. I mean, I'm looking at the evidence right now, which helps.""Wow," says Tracer. "What do you think we should do with it?""I, er-- I may have invited it back to the base--""You did WHAT?""It won't be safe out here! Eventually someone with a grudge against Omnics will find it, someone whose father or brother was killed in the war. What do you think will happen then?""Someone will get hurt," sighs Tracer in agreement. "Either this omnic or a human. And I'm not okay with either of those. Of course, you realize what this means.""What's that?" you ask her."We have to explain this to Reinhardt."Choose an approach:>Persuasive>Practical>Forceful>Let Tracer do the talking.>Something else.
>>998227>PersuasiveBastion is best waifu
>>998227>Persuasive.Ride on it's shoulders and proclaim "I HAVE TAMED THE OMNIC!"
>>998227>PracticalWe can probably persuade Rein's engineer friend with a practical argument and she'll have a lot more pull with him than we do. Rein never struck me as an Omnic hater. Bastions killed his mentor but that's war for you. Nothing personal.
>>998227"Reinhardt, if say, hypothetically, I brought home a friendly Bastion, could I keep him?"
>>998227>Persuasive>Lets face it we have a science Guerrilla, a time traveling pilot, a German angel, a medieval crusader no offence, and a renegade freedom fighter all on the same team. We crossed the absurdity line long ago>Practical something had to activate those Bastions at that castle, along with your masters suit of armor, whatever turned them on i'm willing to bet that it also turned this one on for the same purpose. Now for whatever reason this one is not interested in killing us so right now he is our best bet in trying to figure out who was behind those other ones.
>>998227>Persuasive>Practicalbecause not only is it now a person but it's also a badass that IF upgraded can take on much larger things.i think that we might need it honestly. we don't see this but if the storyline continued i could see a second omnic crisis or at least a war happening because of talon. we are going to be needed for it.
>>998254>Lets face it we have a science Guerrilla, a time traveling pilot, a German angel, a medieval crusader no offence, and a renegade freedom fighter all on the same team. We crossed the absurdity line long agoThat's not quite an argument that holds water in this universe.
>>998281which is great
>>998300Yea but it's not the best argument but it's the best one i can come up with; the Practical one is meant to be the main one we are going to try and bring him over on the idea of it.
>>998309the best way we can go about this is that he is no longer one of the bad guys and he's could help us in a few ways. first is to see what started him up and second is to have his giant gun pointed at the other guys
>>998336We just fought a bunch of other reactivated Bastion units back at that castle and we just happen to run into another one? Whatever turned them on, still looking at you Sombra, most likely reactivated this one as well; just so happened that for whatever reason this one dose not want to kill anyone. If we can trace the signal he received we will have a lead on whoever reactivated those other ones.
>>998237"Follow me, pal," you say to the Bastion. "I think we've got just enough space for you in our ride." Experimentally, you take a few steps in the direction of the Aurora, and look back. The Bastion takes the same number of steps towards you, stops, beeps at you. "Good Bastion," you say, wondering if you should be treating it more like a dog or a human. How smart is this thing? Does it have a sense of pride?The three of you walk towards the Aurora. You say to Tracer, "Maybe I should ride on its shoulders."Tracer says, "Ride it? What for?""To show dominance," you say. "Or it can be my battle steed. I'll ride it into combat, shouting "I have tamed the Omnic! Fear me!""Tracer giggles. "I'd fear that right enough. A man rides a recon Bastion into battle, who knows what he's capable of? You did already air-surf on that repair droid back there, if I recall.""Heh. Yeah, that I did.""Those were some pretty slick moves today, mate," she says. "You handled yourself nicely. I was already confident after me old friend gave you his recommendation, but it's nice to see that confidence pay off right away, you know? I've got a good feeling about this. About you and the team.""Thanks, Tracer. Okay. Time to try and persuade Reinhardt ..."(Continued)
>>998232>>998235>>998237>>998254>>998255As it turns out, the old warrior isn't actually that hard to convince. "The Overseer programs were always our true enemies," he says. "One single Bastion unit, not controlled by anything? When my enemy strikes me, do I blame the hand that held the weapon, or the mind that controlled the hand? But my friends, I worry. What might happen if it were to be taken over once more? We must prevent this."Brigitte is the one who needs convincing, but eventually a practical argument gets through to her. "Not only is it a person," you say to her. "But it's a badass. We need some firepower to help defend our home turf. And we've just had it handed to us. A tame Bastion. How useful is that? Also, whatever reactivated these, maybe it left a trail. Investigating this thing's register could give us a lead, help us stop an attack like this from happening again.""Fine," she says, throwing up her hands. "Just don't come complaining to me if it goes berserk and blows up the base."At your request, the Bastion slowly approaches the aircraft. You and Tracer look at each other. "Er -- should it go in the cargo hold, or--?""Come inside, my new friend," says Reinhardt, gesturing to the passenger compartment. "There should be just enough room for the three of us. Perhaps we can trade war stories, eh?"The Bastion beeps happily, clanks towards the passenger doorway.You and Tracer get yourselves seated in the cockpit. You say to her, "I think that went well. In addition to Reinhardt and his armorer, we somehow ended up with a maybe-sentient Omnic on the team.""It'll be kind of like having a dog around the base," Tracer says, punching in the power-up sequence. "A big, metal dog with a gigantic machine gun.""It's funny," you say. "We went to recruit the last Crusader, and found the last Bastion as well."The Aurora lifts into the air smoothly and takes off for Gibraltar.
>>998377a pretty good mission3 for the price of onenow we need to both recruit more and fight evil
The next day, you wake up to another beautiful sunrise at Watchpoint Gibraltar. And another breakfast of nutrient paste and protein bars -- you really need to go grocery shopping for some real food.You think about what to do with your morning.>Winston's Laboratory: Talk to Winston about upgrading your equipment.>Server Room: Visit the friendly Bastion unit.>Medical Bay: See how Reinhardt is recovering.>Engineering: Talk to Brigitte, Reinhardt's armorer.>Briefing Room: Discuss with Tracer your future mission plans.
>>998397>>Server Room: Visit the friendly Bastion unit.
>>997258Slaved, you can kind of see it by what happens in the Last Bastion movie. Blizzard makes great cinematic trailiers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to8yh83jlXg
>>998397>>Winston's Laboratory: Talk to Winston about upgrading your equipment.
>>998397>Winston's Laboratory: Talk to Winston about upgrading your equipment.
>>998397>>Server Room: Visit the friendly Bastion unit.I would like to find out more about this unit. Perhaps find a way to not allow it to be taken over by the thing that turned on the other ones.This is a odd question but how big is he?
>>998397>>Winston's Laboratory: Talk to Winston about upgrading your equipment.Next stop the Dwarf
>>998428He's shorter than Reinhardt. A bit smaller than Winston.
>>998428>>998440Mercy, D.va and Pharah cheat.
>>998397>>Server Room: Visit the friendly Bastion unit.He's our responsibility. We invited him.
>>998397Server room time to legion bastion
>>998397>Server Room: Visit the friendly Bastion unit.from there, go to Engineering.
>>998402>>998428>>998436>>998558>>998598>>998615You're divided between first visiting the Bastion unit in the server room, or Winston in his laboratory. Getting Winston to look at your equipment is a priority, but you figure the server room is closer to you and on the way to the lab, so you go there first.Bastion is standing motionless in the middle of the room, a maze of wires connecting him to the large computer servers surrounding him. Tracer is leaning against the wall nearby. "Morning," she says to you, stifling a yawn. "I stayed up last night watching the security system to make sure our new friend here didn't get up to any funny business last night. He stayed still pretty much the whole time. He waves at me if I wave to him, beeps at me if I talk to him. That's about it. Winston has him plugged in to some kind of diagnostic program.""Has it found anything out?" you ask."Not much. Its brain, or whatever you want to call it, looks like it's divided into two sections. One's the original Bastion unit military programming. The other is a jumbled mess, ones and zeroes that seem to be random. Athena is analyzing the random noise section now. Hasn't found anything."You scratch your head, looking at the robot. "And it hasn't communicated beyond beeping? I know it doesn't come equipped with a voice synthesizer, but surely now that it's patched into the computers, it could write to us, or use text to speech?""You would think so," says Tracer. "But it just beeps! I even tried typing to it using the interface here. More beeps. How can it understand what we say, but not communicate back to us? Bloody mystery if you ask me."To Bastion:>Good morning, Bastion.>This place is your new home, if you want it.>What secrets are you hiding in there?To Tracer:>We were a good team yesterday.>Let's talk about our next mission.>You should get some rest.
>>998618>Good morning, Bastion.>You should get some rest.
>>998618>This place is your new home, if you want it.>You should get some rest.
>>998618>>Good morning, Bastion.>>You should get some rest
>>998618>>You should get some rest.then,>Good morning, Bastion.
>>998618>>Good morning, Bastion.>>You should get some rest.
>>998618>>Good morning, Bastion.And to Lena>You should get some rest.So when this is all said and done are we just gonna cordon off the server maintenance area for Bastion? Or can we let him wander around the base as he pleases?Also, how the hell are we gonna try convincing the more vehemently anti-Omnic future members--like Torbjorn or pic related--that this particular 7-foot tall gatling gun on legs is totally different from the other 7-foot tall gatling guns on legs that ran roughshod over the world some twenty years ago?
>>998656Most likely? we cant nowwe have bastionwe lost those two.whoops.
>>998656We just have Reinhardt convince them.
>>998656>>998684Who cares? If they don't want to like him they can continue not liking him. It's not stopping them from joining and if they do say"get rid of the robot or we won't join". Then screw them.
>>998684we could play to their predigests
>>998708what?that omics are bad?because thats racist
>>998618Beep at the Bastion.
>>998625>>998629>>998632>>998642>>998656"You should get some rest," you say to Tracer. "I'll stay patched in to the security, keep an eye on our friend here. We can talk about our next mission later."She stifles another yawn. "Okay. Thanks, mate. G'night." She sleepily walks off to the crew quarters.You turn to face your new robot friend. "Good morning, Bastion."It beeps at you. Three notes, the middle one slightly higher. Is it trying to say "good morning" back?"This would be a lot easier if you could talk," you mutter.You walk over to the interface Tracer mentioned. It still displays the queries she typed in. "What do you want?" "What is the nature and origin of your present mind-state?" "What is your favorite color?" "Do you like ice cream?" There's no answer to any of them.You look at the Bastion. It stares back at you with its single, unblinking blue eye."What ARE you?" you ask it, out loud.No answer.>Keep talking to it. Maybe it's learning something from listening to human speech.>Leave it alone for now. Head to Winston's lab.>Something else.
>>998725>>Keep talking to it. Maybe it's learning something from listening to human speech.
>>998725What's your birds name?
>>998725Well this is pretty easy. One Beep= Yes. Two Beeps=No.Just try to ask him some yes and no questions.
>>998725>>998734>>998737these seem resonable
>>998734OoooOOoooo fuck, that's a good one.Seconded.
>>998725Let's try these two.>>998734>>998737
>>998730>>998733>>998734>>998737>>998742>>998746>>998750>>998755>>998916"I wonder if you're learning anything just from listening to us talk," you wonder out loud. "How about it, Bastion? Learning anything from the wonders of human speech?"Nothing."Your bird friend came with you, right? Does it have a name?"Silence."Beep boop boop," you say. "Beep?"It tilts its head at you.You sigh. Just like that time you tried meowing at your cat."Let's try this," you say. You pull up a chair, spin it around, sit on it backwards with your arms folded on the backrest. "If I ask you a question, beep one time for yes, or two times for no. That should be easy, right? Can you do that?"A pause, Bastion staring at you. Then: beep!"Okay, good stuff. Making some progress. Let's see. Control question first, I guess. Are you a Bastion unit?"Beep."Do you know where you are?"Beep."Do you want to be here?"Beep.So far, so good. "Do you remember anything, before we found you in that field?"Beep-beep."So you don't remember the war?"A long pause this time. Bastion's eye light flickers. For a brief moment, so fast you're not sure it actually happens, its eye color switches from blue to red. Then it's back to normal.It beeps twice again.That's not nearly as comforting a "no" as you were hoping for.>Keep asking questions.>Try to reassure it.>Isolate it as a security risk.>Leave it alone for now.>Something else.
>>998938>>Try to reassure it.>>make sure to keep the security on your. hud just in case
>>998938>Try to reassure it.>make sure to keep the security on your. hud just in case
>>998938>>Keep asking questions.>>Try to reassure it.
>>998938>>Try to reassure it.>>make sure to keep the security on your. hud just in case>>Leave it alone for now.
>>998938>leave it alone for nowWINSTOOOOOOON, GET IN HEREEE
>>998938>>Keep asking questions.>>Try to reassure it.Bring it up with Winston later maybe. Robots can have PTSD too.
>>999022Second.Funnily enough that is what happened to him based on the cinematics.
>>998447When we meet Symmetra we need to comment on her choice of combat attire.
>>999123meeting her is not something I look forward to since she worked for megacorps that blew up a neighbor hoodsomething that would piss off the MC
That was unsettling. Can a robot have combat PTSD? For an Omnic that was once a soldier in a war, and now appears to enjoy the beauty of flowers, sunlight, and birdsong, maybe that's as good a name for it as anything. Looks like you're not getting to the bottom of this any time soon. For now, you try your best to reassure Bastion. "Hey, it's okay. You're safe here. None of us are going to hurt you, or erase your programming, or whatever. We are going to keep trying to find out what's up with you, because, let's face it, you're kind of mysterious. Maybe once Winston is done his diagnostics he'll let you explore the base. Right now, just ... chill out here. Okay?"Beep."All right, I'll see you later."Bastion beeps and waves good-bye as you exit the server room.Next it's time to stop by Winston's laboratory. Maybe he can help you do something about upgrading your equipment. In the lab, you find the gorilla sitting at his computer, making breakfast out of a banana and an entire jar of peanut butter."Morning, Winston.""Ah! Our new recruit. Good morning. Tracer told me last night about your mission. It appears you were even more successful than we anticipated. Not only Reinhardt Wilhelm and his armorer friend Brigitte, but a remarkably pacifistic E-54 Bastion unit. A curiosity indeed."You ask Winston about:>Upgrading your equipment.>His communication satellite project.>Another Overwatch agent (Tracer, Mercy, Reinhardt, Bastion).>His personal history.>Your next mission.>Something else.
>>999158>Upgrading your equipment."Can a robot have PTSD?"
>>999158>>Upgrading your equipment.>>His communication satellite project.>>Also we may need to make a food run, nutrient paste while healthy is not that tasty
>>999133Currently works for. We'll probably get along well with Lucio though.
>>999168>>999171>>999176"Winston, do you think a robot can have PTSD?""You're referring to our new friend in the server room, I take it? I can't say for certain. Artificial intelligence really isn't my speciality. Hmmm." Winston thinks it over. "If the Bastion did participate in the war, it would undoubtedly have memories stored of traumatic events. How that would interact with its current mind-state is beyond my knowledge, but I could surmise that, yes, it might be similar to the post-traumatic stress disorder experienced by combat veterans.""Interesting. Well, maybe we'll figure out what's going on in that head of his. For now, I'm just hoping to find some kind of lead to use on whoever was repairing those Bastions at Eichenwalde.""One can only hope.""Anyway, Winston, I was thinking about upgrading my gear," you say. "If I'm going to be an Overwatch agent, my old tricks aren't going to cut it. I need something with some "oomph", you know?""I happen to have a suggestion on that very subject. While you were out on your mission, I cooked up a surprise I'd like to show you. It's back here," he says, knuckle-walking down the stairs and towards the back of the lab.You follow him, looking around at the science equipment scattered around. "How's that project you mentioned coming along? A communications satellite, right?""It's coming along nicely. In a bit of a slow period right now. Compiling. But that gave me time to work on ... this!" The gorilla proudly holds up a compact device of machinery and circuits, with several loose wires and small tubes coming out."Thanks, but what is it?""It's an entanglement capacitor," he says. "Usually called an Ultimate Charger. This little gizmo here is how we Overwatch members gain access to what we call our Ultimates.""Wow. How does it work?""To begin with," says Winston. "What is your background on quantum entanglement and zero-point energy squirt reactors?"You stare at him blankly. "Er ...""I see." Winston adjust his glasses. "Okay. You know that your gear runs on a power source called "smart reactors", correct? Without getting into the theory, entanglement capacitors interact with smart reactors, and charge themselves on quantum energy as your equipment is used. Once it's at capacity, you can spend the charge to activate an armament or ability beyond your normal power capacity.""So ... as you fight, you charge up, and then unleash a big attack?""Precisely. That's how we use our most powerful weapons. Tracer's pulse bomb replicator, or Reinhardt's seismic resonance impacter. They draw power from an Ult Charger as we fight. It's a rare technology these days. Few scientists still have the knowledge to create or repair one. Fortunately for you, one of them happens to be your friendly neighborhood science gorilla, yours truly. And I've just finished this one for you!"(Continued)
>>999158>Upgrading your equipment."Could you take a look at some of these schematics? It's mainly all theoretical stuff I've been tinkering with but I'd like to get an expert opinion."Outlines for a bunch of magnetism related gadgets here. Possibly with a lot of notes and doodles about some sort of armored frame to mount them on.
>>999268>An in-universe justification for ultsHuh.
Time to select an Ultimate!Note: Our MC's equipment is all based on a patchwork of highly modular tech from the golden age. As such, unless otherwise noted, no equipment choices will be permanently locked in.You have five equipment slots. Depending on which slot you install the Ult Charger in, you'll get a different Ultimate.(You may find other interesting things to equip in these slots very soon.)Sword (Attack 1)Omnislash: Strike rapidly multiple times against nearby enemies.Gun (Attack 2)Gravity Gun: Gain 3 penetrating hitscan shots for significant damage.Left Hand (Active)Shadowshot: Fires a magnetic anchor that latches onto enemies, dealing damage and amplifying further damage against them. If a tethered enemy moves too far away from the anchor, the tether snaps, and the enemy is damaged and stunned.Boots (Movement)Shadow Dash: Gain 3 charges of a dash that damages enemies and releases homing projectiles.Chest (Passive)Agility Amp: Activate to gain increased movement speed, ability cooldown, and melee damage.
>>999404>Shadow Dash: Gain 3 charges of a dash that damages enemies and releases homing projectiles.
>>999404>Gravity Gun: Gain 3 penetrating hitscan shots for significant damage.like hanzos dragon?
>>999404Install in left hand slot. Allows allies to get in on our ult. Plus we might be able to bullshit our way into using it as an emergency grapple.
>>999419Left Hand (Active)this by the way
>>999404>Left Hand (Active)Always go for more cc.
>>999404>Sword (Attack 1)Omnislash: Strike rapidly multiple times against nearby enemies.
I wish MC has more oomph in his history, like he always wear a mask because something happened to his face or he's hidding his identity or he has some viral disease or smthing. Also can someone give me the link to the part 2 of the quest.
>>999404>Left Hand (Active)
>>999404>Left Hand (Active)>Shadowshot: Fires a magnetic anchor that latches onto enemies, dealing damage and amplifying further damage against them. If a tethered enemy moves too far away from the anchor, the tether snaps, and the enemy is damaged and stunned.Slash sounds a bit too much like Genji's, gun sounds a bit too much like Hanzo's. This, though, this might be something worth looking in to.How big of a damage drain is this? How much larger of a damage boost do they take? Can you reattach teh tether to another enemy if the first enemy dies?
>>999404My gut says Omnislash because I'm a weeb, however, my experience with MOBAs tells me that CC is king, so >Lefthand Shadowshot.
>>999480>The helmet is his face.>Our character is secretly an omnic.
>>999510that.... is a funny thought.but most likely no.
>>999480http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/979751/MC has plenty of room in his history for traumatic events. Perhaps there was something specific that pushed him over the edge to become a criminal? We'll get to that when comes up in the story.>>999510pic>>999419>>999426>>999457>>999493>>999495>>999496We've got a clean winner so far in Shadowshot, so unless there's a sudden swell of support for Omnislash or Shadow Dash in the next few minutes, that will be our first Ultimate. Reinhardt and Zarya prepare your "Welcome to the CC Club" party banner.If you're a fan of a different option, remember you can change it later, so you'll have another opportunity.
Left Hand (Active)
>>999585I remember someone threw around the idea that one of our parents was a politician partly responsible for disbanding the original overwatch. I kinda like that angle.
>>999597yes maybe he's also a big member of talon and we found out that he was one of the ones responsible for a bad situation. after we find out about this he put out a bounty for our head and we needed to put on a mask for protection.
>>999597I have expanded on that kindathey were bribed by the megacrops to do it but that dident turn us full on criminal just adventurer, us becoming a criminal came later
>>999616Gotta pay the bills somehow amirite?
>>999616your misspelling inspires me to further refer to megacorporations as "megacraps"
>>999571I actually thought up a whole backstory about how our character's childhood memories are constructed because his father lost him in an accident and he ran away to make an omnic son.
>>999632more like a town we used to stay in while diving in the lost and forgotten labs got destroyed>>999635I blame auto correct for the misspell
>>999640unless we are synth's from fallout 4?we would have seen a metal face or felt no pain or no eatinglike in astroboy
>>999640Like Astro-Boy sorta?
>>999597I'm backing this
>>999597>>999611>>999616>>999667I'll see if I can work that in somehow.
>>999659is he from a movie?because now if feels like i just made the plot of a movie
>>999646I was thinking our father made it so we believe we are human, all the feelings and sensations we experience is an illusion created by a complicated program.
You upload some basic schematics of your gear to Athena. "Very interesting," she says. "I haven't seen ARES tech in many years.""I've had plenty of ideas over time about how I might upgrade my gear if I had the resources," you say to Winston. You bring up a blueprint you've created for a device that fits over your left hand. "The one I want to use the Ult Charger for is something I call "Shadowshot." I believe with this compressor and these graviton actuators, here, I can create a tether, or a leash, out of gravitational force.""I see, I see." Winston ponders your schematic. "This is quite interesting. For a man who claims not to be a scientist, you seem to have a natural grasp of graviton mechanics.""I'm just a gadgeteer," you say. "Tracer tells me you're quite the engineer yourself, that you recently designed some kind of portable barrier shield?""I did indeed, yes. It took many sleepless nights and more than a few unfortunate explosions. But now that it's finished, the Barrier Projector will undoubtedly prove highly useful on deployment.""Think you can apply some of those skills and help me build the Shadowshot?""Absolutely. Let's get to work right away."It's about mid-day when you emerge from Winston's laboratory, stretching your arms and blinking in the sunlight. The device is almost complete, but you need a break. Winston was kind enough to provide you with some of his bananas for lunch, which makes a welcome break from the generic nutrient paste in the crew quarters. You take a old plastic deck chair up onto the roof of the communications array, and eat your bananas there, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean.After lunch, you:>Go back to the laboratory and finish the device.>Check in on Reinhardt in the medbay.>See what Brigitte is setting up in Engineering.>Find Tracer to see how she's doing.>Something else.
>>999739>>Check in on Reinhardt in the medbay.
>>999739>>Go back to the laboratory and finish the device.Don't want to be caught with our pants down.
>>999739>Check in on Reinhardt in the medbay.
>See what Brigitte is setting up in Engineering.
>>999739>>Go back to the laboratory and finish the device.
>>999739>Finish the deviceIt'd be rude to just leave Winston to finish it.
>>999869fuck, now we're tied again
>>999885Let's check on Reinhardt. He might be fighting FILTHY CHECHNYANS.
>>999902I'm calling it for this before someone else ties it again.
>>999885The device. Nao
>>999918I love you, Raven.
>still lurking in 2nd quest page>check /qst/ out of boredom>3rd quest right hereBugger.Also, as the artfag who drew masks in the 2nd part, any visual details about the "tether"?Im imagining it as a Bola-launcher that anchors parts to the ground and increases magnetic/gravitational forces on them.So if you shot Pharah mid-flight, she'd slam down onto the ground and maybe stun her?
>>999961But more importantly: can it pick up chicks?
>>999985No, but Bastion can.
>>999945I'm so ready for him to voice doomfist
Man, I am hype for the ult.
>>999985I'm sure it can if we develope anti-grav/magnetism tech into it.So anyone without a tether or flight power will probably suffer massive fall damage, if that's even a thing.
>>999999congrats anon!You're a sextuple legend!
>>1000022>>1000023I'm so happy right nowoff to a good start this new years
>>999961It fires some kind of anchor, which creates energy tethers to all enemies in a radius around it. I haven't decided what it will look like yet. It could be a wrist-mounted launcher, a hand blaster, or something else. If you direct-hit someone, including in midair, I suppose it would create the anchor right there.>>999999>>1000037And it's about Terry Crews Doomfist in my thread. I approve. Congratulations, anon.
>>1000060Does it pick up chicks though? This is important.
>>1000101could pull 'em down?
>>1000101It pins them in place so you can have your way with them.
>>1000060So basically Dota's Puck Ult with Slardar Ult mixed in
>>1000144>Have your way with them
>>1000060Sounds pretty similar to the Fey's ult from Paragon.She shoots a giant venus fly trap that does some initial AOE damage. Anyone who was in that AOE is then pulled back into the middle 2 seconds later for more damage.
>>999999Lucky. I got the same for all 6's but no one cared.
>>10001606 sixes makes you megasatan.
>>1000160because that made you megasatan
So, is our thing gravity manipulation or magnetism? Or maybe a mishmash of different technologies?I'd like our pistol to be an energy weapon then.
You won't leave Winston to finish your project alone, but before you head back to the lab, you decide to check in on Reinhardt. He took a beating in yesterday's battle, and you want to make sure he's recovering.As you pass through the "dip" in the Watchpoint's road (why is this here again? you ask yourself, not for the first time), you pass by the storage room that Brigitte has used to set up her forge. You can hear her hammering away, trying to fix what she can of the Crusader armor.The Watchpoint's perhaps ambitiously named "medbay" is another repurposed storage room, out by the launch pad. It's a room that you and Tracer earlier set out a few cots and some basic medical supplies in, just the bare essentials. For anyone to actually recover in this room, they'd need some kind of doctor, like --"Mercy!" you say, surprised.Angela's here in the medbay, patching up Reinhardt. "Hello," she says. "Reinhardt here was just telling me all about your adventure yesterday."To Mercy:>I hope he said, uh ... nice things?>When did you arrive?>I'm glad you're here.>Something else.To Reinhardt:>How are you holding up, old-timer?>That was some scrap we got into.>Something else.
>>1000191>I hope he said, uh ... nice things?To Reinhardt:>How are you holding up, old-timer?>That was some scrap we got into.
>>1000191>>I hope he said, uh ... nice things?>>That was some scrap we got into.
>>1000191>OhyeahitwasrealfunwemetaBastionandhehadabirdandyoulooksoprettyandI'msosweatyrightnow.>Whoa Reinhardt, I didn't know you were packin' guns as well.
>>1000199going with this.
>>1000191>To MercyI'm glad you're here.When did you arrive?>To Reinhardt"How are you holding up, Old-timer?"Try not to spaghettiTsunami the info of Bastion to Mercy, but fail horribly.
>>1000199This.>>1000217We aren't a four year old, dude. You're overdoing the fanboy.
>>1000191>I hope he said nice things?>How you holding up, old timer?
>>1000217>>1000278Yeah, We're cool as cucumber.
>>1000289cucumbers are lukewarm at best
>>1000306I'M MAKING A POINT GO AWAY
>>1000313NEVER!but your right we have gotten over our fanboyism now that the dea that we ARE in overwatch has set in.
Omnic MC won't fly :( if he is omnic, he knows he is an omnic, gears are loud as fuck, and Athena, and Winston would have realized sooner if he was one. I propose the mask to be some kind of life support coz MC got some illness going down.
>>1000339he got a horrible disease because he was near a unsafe factory his father owned thus making him hate corp. and the gov. he found something to help him in the a ruins because when he basically went yolo and never ever stopped.
>>1000339>>1000350That's unnecessary pathos.
>>1000339>>1000350One step at a time chaps.
>>1000354it really is
>>1000350> We are actually a megacorp baby> The illegitimate child of Vostraya chick and another mega corp CEO
>>1000354i just found out what that word meant and kinda?if i wanted i could make it worse. like he also picked up some kind of magnet sickness and cant go anywhere without his gear or a hole lot of pills maby that the medical tech is slowly breaking down or that it only slowed the sickness down so he's slowly dying
>>1000371We're not edgy, stop it.
>>1000373kalso even if we went all out we would never be as edgy as reaper.because god damn, eating souls? realy?
>>1000379That's because Reaper's a goddamn parody of TEH EDEG
>>1000373This, all this backstory shit is entirely pointless.Op gave us a backstory and we shan't need to alter it or add to it as it already gives our motivation and methods. Now stop being strange and focus on being a hero rather than tragically back-storied
>>1000389i was just giving a example man calm down.also yeah the backstory thing is just to give him some ideas so he can map out our character! we probably don't have a very fleshed out backstory.like the hole sick idea could have been a friend and we were already a adventurer. we would have tried to help him but his death and us finding out about how it happened made us go revolutionary. but if he wants to do something else good for him. it's his story not mine.im just giving sa few ideas is all.
>>1000339It actually supplies him with constant hogdrogen.
>>1000415Ideas that make Reaper look like he has a well-written backstory and that makes Game of Thrones look kind towards honorable characters.
>>1000420how? how is what i wrote that bad?is it bad?
>>1000429I'd keep it under your hat for now.
All the backstory we need is that we were outraged that Overwatch was shut down and MegaCorps rose and ovetook everything as a result.We became a Robin Hood because we couldn't stand to let it happen and we never forgot our goal; be what overwatch was in spirit. Good people going out to do great things for the sake of others.We already met one possible endgoal by JOINING "Overwatch1.5"Let's not overcomplicate things and just K.I.S.S
>>1000429Ehhh, yeah, it's kinda bad.
>>1000199>>1000207>>1000225>>1000246>>1000278>>1000288"I hope he said, uh ... nice things?""Indeed he did. What was the phrase you used, Reinhardt? A "dashing display of swordsmanship"?"I believe it was, Angela," says the old warrior. "Young man, you did fine work fighting that machine-ghost in possession of my Lord Balderich's armor. I understand you are the first Overwatch recruit in many years? I am proud to have you fight under our name.""You guys are gonna make me blush," you say. "How are you holding up, old timer?""A few cut and bruises." He receives a stern glance from Mercy. "Perhaps a little more. It could have been much worse, but you dispatched our enemies with impressive efficiency. That is quite the compliment you see, coming from a German." He laughs. "You should have seen it, Angela! Bastion units rising from the dead, like my tale of Dr. Junkenstein come to life!" "That was some scrap we got into back there," you admit. "But together we pulled it off.""We claimed glorious victory!" shouts Reinhardt, pumping his fist, then wincing. "Ach--"Angela tsks. "Honestly, Reinhardt. How many times must I tell you to mind your stitches?"Reinhardt lowers his fist meekly. "Ja, frau doktor. Our recruit here was luckier than me. Although if I remember right, that one Omnic gave you a good punch in the mouth, hah hah!"You rub the sore spot on your jaw. "Yeah, thanks for reminding me."Mercy says, "You were injured? Let me have a look at you." She gets up and moves towards you. She stops right in front of you, examining your face where you rubbed at your jaw. "Where does it hurt?"You're taken aback by this, an unexpected and up-close inspection by an intensely beautiful blonde woman. "Uhhhhhere?" you say, hoping your voice didn't up up too high at the end there.Mercy observes your injury for a few moments. You try not to panic, or stare at her too intensely. What are you supposed to do in this situation--?"Minor hematoma," she says. "I can give you an ice pack, if you'd like.">Act tough. (requires d10 roll)>Accept the ice pack.
>>1000451>>Accept the ice pack.
>>1000444>>1000371>if i wanted i could make it worsei was making a goddamn example it was supposed to be edgy dammit
>>1000451>Pretend to act tough>Accept the ice pack.Accept it anyways.
>>1000451>>Accept the ice pack.We aint no tough guy.
>>1000444Nice trips>>1000451>Accept IcepackDon't wanna be a showoff, tell the doctor what ails you.(A stiff neck)
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>1000451>>Act tough. (requires d10 roll)
>>1000443This is a good summary.For the rest, it's cool you guys are brainstorming and coming up with ideas. Nothing has to be decided for a while though, and our protagonist's past is less important than his future.
>>1000479Sounds poetic when you put it like that.Also, drew a thing or two.
>>1000479Another reason why I love you, Raven.You're doing a damn fine job in this quest, and I thought my impression of you as a QM couldn't get any better after Thug Quest.
>>1000451>>Accept the ice pack.one of the few things I learned in life when a medical professional gives something to help take it
>>1000498gonna have to go with whatever that dick option is there.
>>1000479But what if he forgets his past, and sells out his future for revenge?
>>1000457>>1000461>>1000462>>1000463>>1000475Now's not the time to be a showoff. "I'll take it, thanks."Mercy goes to her medkit, brings out a small bag of blue gel. "It's dynamically thermo-regulated," she says, returning to you. "Which is a fancy way of saying it will change to be the temperature that will best reduce pain and swelling. Just hold it next to the affected area."You hold the ice pack onto your jaw, and feel the pack shift from room temperature to a brisk but pleasant chill. "Neat. Thanks.">Can't you just, like, zap me with a biotic ray and heal me?>Take care of what you needed to in Switzerland?>You're still in civilian clothes. Where's the famous Valkyrie suit?>How did you get here, anyway? Did someone pick you up in the Aurora?>Something else.
>>1000526disk.Dick option is only for waifu/husbando
>>1000555>>How did you get here, anyway? Did someone pick you up in the Aurora?nice trips
>>1000555>Take care of what you needed to in Switzerland?>How did you get here, anyway? Did someone pick you up in the Aurora?We're cool, don't be an asshat and ask about all that cool tech shiiiiiiit.
>>1000555>>How did you get here, anyway? Did someone pick you up in the Aurora?
>>1000555Mercy is so damn good hnng>Business taken care of?>Who was your ride?>Can't you zap me better?>Where's the Valkyrie suit?>Did you check to see if you had any trackers on you?
>>1000555>>How did you get here, anyway? Did someone pick you up in the Aurora?So our ult is a singularity anchor? It's a bolt that draws enemy towards it allowing us and our friends to easily get multi kills for a limited time?
>>1000555>Take care of what you needed to in Switzerland?
>>1000574Talon already knows where we are. But still a good question to ask I suppose.
>>1000575no it's basicly scorpions dart except we don't pull it back and it increases the gravity and slows down the enemies around.i we get to far it breaks and does some decent damage to the area. or it's just singular which is cool i guess
>>1000580I worry that Talon won't be the only ones who might put a tracker on her.
>>1000587I think that's more boring than what I thought it was.>>1000600True.
>>1000620im probably wrong though
>>1000563>>1000571>>1000573>>1000574>>1000575>>1000579"So," you say. "Take care of what you needed to in Switzerland?""I did, yes. I have some capable assistants who should be able to pick up some of my work load. The University was not so prepared to be flexible, but in the end I convinced them.""How did you get here, anyway? Did someone pick you up in the Aurora?""I hired a small private aircraft to take me out to the Spanish coast, and then a local fisherman brought me to a beach nearby. There's a hidden path through the cliffs that leads to the base. Fortunately the front door communicator still works, so Winston let me in. Otherwise I might have looked a bit foolish.""Did you, er -- check to see if you had any trackers on you?"Mercy smiles. "I'm no legendary criminal like yourself, according to your reputation. But I'm not entirely unwise in the ways of the world. I went over my clothes and luggage carefully. Even if that Spanish fisherman recognized who I am, and forgets how well I paid him, I didn't bring him to the exact beach. So I'm quite sure I haven't left a trail." "Good to hear. Just making sure." Talon already knows where the base is, of course. But they might not be the only ones interested in learning about the new Overwatch.Also, did she just call you a "legendary criminal"? That's good, right?"Of course. Now if you'll excuse me, I must finish my work with my patient here. I'm sure we'll talk again soon, perhaps at dinner?""Right, that reminds me," you say. "One last question. We've been living off nutrient paste, protein bars, and bananas. Where can a guy get some real food around here?"Angela smiles. "You're asking the right woman. I know a wonderful local grocery with air drone delivery ..."
Done for tonight, guys. Thanks for playing Overwatch Quest.
>>1000744Tanks bossWhen's ja gonna be doin this next, and when can I expect some more Johnnyboy? I want to get him his ranch.
>>1000744thanks for running
>>1000728>legendary criminalwhat is our reputation to other people anyways ravenking?
>>1000744Thanks for running Raven. Hope you had a good new year and whatnot.I'm curious, how far from the established canon of the series do you plan on going? If we decided to kill some people or do some things that differ wildly from the story, would you let it happen?
Anytime I see "German doctor" I get confused about Mercy and am like "Isn't she a Swiss doctor?"
>>1001048>"Isn't she a Swiss doctor?"she is
I'm telling you guys, when it's time for the Waifu Wars, we need to go for Mercy.
>>1001246look nigga for all we know bastion could be female and I aint passing that opportunity up.
>>1000769Mostly under the radar. But Athena did some research on your escapades, and some of the stories are already getting passed around the base.>>1000787We'll cross that bridge if and when we get to it. The main quest will offer options and freedom of choice while staying mostly canon. But I may have an interesting surprise or two in mind.
>>1001258what timezone are you in Raven?
>>1001258>be us>take on mission, free of charge>location: abandoned Megaplex shopping center>objective:recover medicine no longer sold commercially nor anywhere else>location right in the middle of a warring state's redzone>find goods and about to bail until you see a treasure beyond measure>snatch it and gtfo right as bullets start ripping through walls>It's a lifesize male recruit Overwatch combat armor>not the real deal but oooooohboy
>>1000728The delivery drone can be tracked though. Ask Rein to hook us up on supply since this is their turf. I'm just leaving this choice since OP didn't leave us smthing to vote on
>>1001266Pacific, I'm just also the type of idiot that's on 4chan at 4.30 AM.>>1001387You can send the drone to a nearby dead drop. I'm not too concerned with the logistics of your food supply, especially when the team is still just six people. The bio-replicator in the kitchen can easily create enough nutrient paste for everyone. It's just a question of actually enjoying food now and then.
>>1002504If making edible food is a problem can't somebody just find a way to incorporate the nutrient paste into actual meal recipes? Fuck, maybe we could it.
>>1002551>>1002504I'd imagine the protein paste the replicator has been pushing out has the consistency of mashed tofu or baby food--it's bland, tasteless, but perfectly balanced for all you growing young Overwatch boys and girls.If there's a way to make baby food palatable to a grown adult--other than perhaps making your own--, I've yet to see it. For a first food drop, we could possibly do with some spices--salt, allspice, black pepper, maybe tabasco sauce if we're desperate for a bolder flavor.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1002551>>1002640>Seeker commandeers the kitchen with the sole mission of making nutrient paste taste good.Rolling for success.
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>1002675
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>1002681>>1002675Well at least we know Seeker isn't a good cook. But I may as well try to fix these shit rolls.
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>1002685>>1002681>>1002675Pic related is now Seeker's face
>>1002675>>1002681>>1002685You recruit Tracer to be your test subject. Each of your attempts is somehow worse than the previous. She turns slightly green on the last one. "Eugh ... sorry, mate. Maybe cooking ain't your strong suit. At least not with paste."sad trombone
No questing today, but I'll set up a vote for the next mission.
Notes on mission structure in Overwatch Quest:Crisis points and potential Overwatch Agents will be found throughout the globe, often in the same places. These are stories that, without the MC's intervention, will continue down a certain path. The order you take these missions in, and your choices during them, are up to you. Once you get involved in a story, there's no set conclusion anymore. You're free to make your own choices, although I will encourage a certain through-line, what I consider to be the "baseline route." It's difficult but not impossible to route lock yourself out of an agent. But waiting longer to recruit someone means you may find them in increasingly dire situations.Crisis points are another matter entirely. Left unchecked, they may have major consequences to world events.
>>1002756Oh jeebus it's gonna be just like XCOM2.
>>1002756It's not like we can miss every shot right?
>>1002822Time to go watch gamelplay videos.
>>1002822>We decide to help all the potential recruits and not focus on the big problems>TALON PROJECT: MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH
>>1002756Are Roadhog and Junkrat potential members, or temporary party member mercenaries?
>>1002828>>1002830>>1002835It'll be a terrifying day when the UN resumes funding Overwatch and sends over Bradford to help run shop.
>>1002907>implying they'd put themselves on a leash with Overwatch shit>implying they don't prefer we shoot at them anywaysI don't see it happening personally.
>>1002907Well, let's consider those who aren't fully viable options for Overwatch recruitment (at least not immediately). This is whether they work for Talon or are "vigorously independent.">Widowmaker>Reaper>Sombra (maybe)>Junkrat>RoadhogBeyond that, you have to consider character rivalries or those with opposing ideologies (Symmetra vs. Lucio). Recruiting one risks alienating the other.
>>1002943I feel like Seeker would push for Lucio over Symmetra honestly.
>>1002919I dunno. I'm pretty sure "we'll give you money to blow up these omnics/Corp property/some other third thing" would be a pretty persuasive argument. Temporarily.
>>1002943I think we should track down either Mcree or Soldier 76 next.
>>1002955Don't we have a slight justice angle?IIRC from the Roadhog and Junkrat comic, they'd like a slice of the justice and revenge pie against whatever Megacorporation it was that screwed them over in 'Straya.
>>1002962They were part of the ALF and were pissed the Omnics got given a swathe of land in the outback, so they blew up the Omnic factory. People are pretty sore from the Omnic war still and were not so keen to forgive and forget.I hope we do get an Australia map soon
>>1002961We'd have to talk 76 out of his lone vigilante thing, McCree shouldn't take much convincing. Just have to bail him out of whatever trouble he's gotten himself into.
>>1002989 For 76, I'd imagine it'd be similar to convincing Boone to join in New Vegas.
>>1002989S76 in his current state is militantly stubborn. Even if you went out of your way to bail him out, he likely wouldn't immediately join.
>>1003016I dunno if it'll work but wouldn't bring Mercy along for the recruitment help a bit?
>>1003016That was kinda my point. Better to get McCree since he'll be much more inclined to join.
CURRENT MISSIONS:>Gothenburg, SwedenTorbjorn Lindholm reportedly lives a peaceful, retired life in Gothenburg, Sweden, with his wife and eight children.>Arizona, USAJesse McCree is rumored to have returned to his infamous crew of outlaws, the Deadlock Gang.>Hanamura, JapanSecurity camera footage from Zaibatsu Co. has confirmed the presence of Genji, cybernetic ninja, in Hanamura.>Outback, AustraliaA chaotic spree of mayhem and destruction across Australia is attributed to the deranged Junker duo, Junkrat and Roadhog.
>>1003147>>Arizona, USABORN IN THE USA!
>>1003147whatever we do, we do Australia last. Fuck aussies.
>>1003147>Gothenburg, SwedenHonestly, Torbjorn would just be super handy to have around.
>>1003147My vote, Arizona.
>>1003152No, that is the opposite of what we are trying to do.>>1003147Let's go for McCree first. We can get him back on the team and stop the Deadlock Gang at the same time.>>1003165Let's get more people before trying to get Torbjorn on the team with the Omnic. We can get Genji and then Zenyatta after McCree.
>>1003147>>Arizona, USAIt's high noon somewhere, right?
>>1003147>Arizona, USAI don't know how long McCree has been with Deadlock, but we should get him out before he has time to get too attached.
>>1003242I don't think he's re-joining them. I'm pretty sure he's pulling a John Marston
>>1003147Need more omph in the damage output, so I say either Genji or Jesse, my votes for Jesse simply cuz of three reasons.>First he's a cowboy>Two he's a freaking cowboy>Third, It probably be a good idea to get him out of the crime life before he's too invested.
>>1003147>Hanamura, JapanA just for fun duel with Seeker unleashing Omnislash versus the Green Dragon Blade would be a sight to see.
>>1003147>>Hanamura, JapanI'd be down for this
>>1003641We didn't get Omnislash.
USA! USA! USA!
>>1003147>>Gothenburg, SwedenTorbjorn was part of the original strike team--I think we could do with his experience.
>>1003671Yeah but our Ult System is modular so we can switch Ults once we have the systems fabricated.
Plan(?)McCreeGenjiGnomeman leftbehindand then the Aus Bosses
>>1003926Switch Torb with Genji and you got a plan.
If we ever develope more into gravity/magnetism tech, we should absolutely look into a sort of thing where we keep really small metalic objects on hand and use them as last-ditch weaponry. Tiny buckshot pellets for shotgun blasts with magnetism, and we could make them take shapes. I mean, imagine we bunch them togetherto make a sort of bludgeon out of them.Too animu?
>>1003926This sounds like a good acquisition plan.As for the rest of the roster we could fill in:>It should be assumed that Mei is probably still stuck in cryostasis>Lucio and D.Va are busy being celebrities>Zarya is fighting the Omnics in Russia>Symmetra is still working with the Vishkar corporation>Zenyatta is wherever he is>Soldier 76 and Ana are traveling the world--the former as a vigilante and the latter as a bounty hunter>Pharah is cooped up in Egypt leading a security teamLotta globetrekking, that. And this is just all the characters we know so far--who knows what other heroes Blizzard will toss at us as the year progresses.>>1004005Very animu.
>>1004032I'd based the idea around being muthafuckin Magneto, then almost instantly reminded myself that there is currently a character in a massively oversaturated manga/anime that does this.damn.
>>1004032>who knows what other heroes Blizzard will toss at us as the year progresses.they said that they have 4 other hero's in progress1 that's believed to be doomfist
>>1004032Okay but more importantly, how much do we bully D.Va when she shows up?
>>1004058We have everyone's merch.Except for hers.THAT'S how much.
>>1004058We don't.>>1004061I retract my previous statement.
>>1004065Bully the gremlinIt is our calling
>>1004058Forgive me but which one is D.Va and why does nobody like her?
>>1004032>Mei would probably join easily since OW would make fixing the climate easier.>Genji would join if he isn't still studying under Zenyatta and with Genji, Hanzo would be more likely to join.>D.Va already fights Omnics and besides the occasional giant Omnic that is in South Korea she has no reason to not leave for OW when it comes to fighting omnics>Zarya is more nationalistic plus she might not join cause Bastion and possibly Genji.>Pharah might join if Ana joins and to get her, we need S76>Not sure about Lucio since he would hate fighting anything that isn't an evil corporation like Vishkar or Lumerico but Symmetra might join if we convince her that Vishkar is evil.>Doubt Zen would join because it's just not his style. The most he'd be is an occasional member or something.
>>1004046>DoomfistIs it awful that I kinda don't want Terry Crews to voice Doomfist? He might not be as available to do voicework as the game gets pushed along, what with his other acting commitments. >>1004058All the bullying, Anon--up to and including interrupting her Starcraft streams. And teasing her about anyone she crushes on.
>>1004072D.Va is the Korean young woman with the giant pink mechanized suit. She's a professional gamer/streamer and top-flight soldier in the Korean army. She's kind of a cunt.
>>1004072The Doritos gremlin South Korean child with the mech.
>>1004076>Is it awful that I kinda don't want Terry Crews to voice Doomfist?yes it is cause he him self stated he would love to voice doomfist and has posted pic on his twitter of being at blizzard
>>1004072D.Va is the pro gamer that pilots the pink mech used to fight omnics. In universe, she is very liked and popular but seeing as how our character constantly is on the move, he's not one to watch her streams.She shit talks but she also uses gamer terms in real life which is pretty fucking cringy yet everyone loves her for it. I guess we might not like her because of the fact that in the game, besides one interaction with Widow, everyone seems to like her.
I'm waiting for there to be a champ that has robo-animal minions that do different stuff.Imagine, seeing this asshole call up a robowolf and you got that to deal with while cyber Steve Irwin shoots you up.He'd be nerfed a lot but damn would it be cool.
>>1004087That is one weird looking mech, it looks like it's half done, did she make that thing herself during the crisis?
>>1004107Korea made it forher to fight mechas.
>>1004107The Mechs were originally unmanned. As resources dwindled, however, the mechs were fitted with cockpits and, as capable pilots were becoming harder to come by, teenage video gamers were put into service for their quick reaction times and twitch reflexes.Hana was drafted into the ROK's mecha program at sixteen, I think, and by the time of the games she's been fighting for around three years.
>>1004121>D.Va's mech was made to fight that giant omnic that shows up in SK every now and then>Becomes a peashooter unless you're right in their face in the game
>>1004121>teenage video gamers were put into service for their quick reaction times and twitch reflexes.In fact, D.Va's defensive ability, Defense Matrix, isn't a shield or barrier or anything: it's D.Va focusing really hard and amping her APM (actions per minute) so high that she's manually shooting the bullets out of the sky aimed at her.
>>1004140>defence MATRIXGot that right.
>>1004135It also self-destructs at the click of a button.>>1004140Pic related
>>1004121>>1004140Scary; er hang-on the mech's were originally unmanned? Wouldn't that have left them vulnerable to omnics hijacking them by hacking them or just uploading themselves too the robots?
>>1004164>Blizzard lore consistencyuhhhh
>>1004173Hey i could point out how, if your running out of resources, you would automate them to cut down instead of spending more on them by adding a pilot; but i'm willing to swallow that much bullshit.
>>1004164>>1004173That's pretty much what happened, actually. In lore, the Omnic that came around to smash South Korea hijacked the drone control network for the mechs--which led to the ROK armed forces to fit the mechs with cockpits and the aforementioned teenager recruitment drive.
Arizona, USA has the vote. Our next Overwatch adventure will take you to the sun-baked sands of the American west.>>1004083Say that to my face and not online and see what happens.
>>1004205god I love that movie its so stupid its great
>>1004121>>1004192Are her cheek marks tattoos or just a fancy makeup
>>1004353Make upShe a Korean, what do you expect?
>>1004353they never really said
You know I just realized something. D.Va's only combat experience is against Omnics, which she streams. But what's going to happen when she's forced to kill other people?Something tells me that she'd have a breakdown if that situation comes up.The same issue comes up with Lucio too, he may have fought against Vishkar but he doesn't seem like the kind of guy to kill anyone, human or omnic.
>>1004487Lucio is a heal/speedslut he won't have to kill anyone.
>>1004540Isn't he technically a combat pacifist? He'll fight for sure but he won't take a life willingly.
>>1004487Mercy doesn't exactly have a background in Psychology, but I think she should be able to provide some rudimentary counselling should any of our team need it after a difficult op--hope so, anyway.Otherwise, this is an excellent point toward grabbing Zenyatta. He could serve as a chaplain for the unit--the spiritual center to help keep everyone's heads in the fight and air any baggage that would otherwise get stamped down under internalized guilt and copious amounts of alcohol and/or drugs.
>>1004487Wasn't D.Va's unit wiped out at some point? Doesn't she have some heavily-masked PTSD somewhere in there?
>>1004629I haven't been able to find anything that actually says she even has a unit. Are you sure you're not thinking of Pharah?Also, have some cut D.va audio https://tcrf.net/images/7/76/Overwatch-Dva_konami.ogghttps://tcrf.net/images/b/bd/Overwatch-Dva_getowned.ogghttps://tcrf.net/images/4/45/Overwatch-Dva_mydad.ogg>"솔직히, 스타로 아빠는 못 이기겠더라..">(Honestly, I can't even beat my own dad at Starcraft.)
>>1004690So, when we inevitably get fucked up in combat, can we get Mercy to turn us into a PlayStation?
>>1004721Not a PC?
>>1004727 I'm not ready to go full Omnic.
So, what's our Halloween costume?
>>1005188>>1005188When Bandit was a kid he dressed as an Overwatch agent every Halloween in fact he still has an adult size Overwatch agent costume saved up. Now that he's actually part of Overwatch he has no idea what he'll do for Halloween.
>>1005286>"Maybe I should dress up as Reaper?">"No, Seeker."
>>1005286Well if we're going with the bully D.Va thing, we could dress up as box D.Va and act super obnoxious while we spout gamer lingo.
As long as we eventually meet Zarya so we can bond over our love of all things Gravity and maybe fuck like rabbits, I'm a happy anon
>>1005342BEST IDEASmug all the way
>>1004487>>1004623I don't plan on getting into anything too heavy or psychological in a quest that's basically a superhero cartoon.>>1005342>>1005373pic
We are posting relevant Coelsquid so I'm posting relevant Coelsquid.
>>1005400Have any of the events from the Overwatch trailers happened yet?Just to get a time frame, I know that we personally witnessed the Hero trailer with 76, but have events like the attempt to steal the Doomfist or the death of Mondatta happened yet?
>>1005400Anyone got that one panel of Squirrel girl explaining why she likes happy superhero comics over the broody ones?
>>1005414All the cinematic trailers have already happened. Mondatta is dead, the Japanese brothers momentarily reunited, etc.
>>1005415NVM found it. Overwatch is definitely in the second camp.
>>1005433That's blurry as shit, read it as "I like the ones where good guys fist giant apes on the moon" at first
>>1005438Yeah, there aren't many good high quality images of that panel.
>>1000313Wendy Cheslock. Love VC
>>1005589A FELLOW GALLIANJOY OF JOYS
>>1005592Shit man, were you in the VC quest on akun today?
>>1005592Nope, I don't know what Akun is.
So anons, any future weapons we feel the need to brainstorm about?Or does Raven have that covered?
>>1002943What are they children? If they don't like working together, tough titties is not about them. They can help Overwatch help people, or they can continue sitting on their asses twiddling their thumbs being beaten down because they don't have any back up. Plus if I remember what happened in her comic correctly. Symmetra didn't like what she was doing for Vishkar.
>>1003152Don't worry. We'll be fine.
>>1005609Anonkun. Got a really good VC quest going.Btw, est girl
So what do you guys think of the new map? It even gave us some lore to use.>Oasis is set in the Arabian desert in Iraq. It is a technologically advanced city founded by scientists who wanted to push the boundaries of human science. They accomplished this by turning an inhospitable desert into a thriving settlement.The Vishkar Corporation desires to have a presence in the city.Straight from the wiki
>>1006582Sounds like a neat place to get upgrades.
>>1006582>>1006604It sounds like Rapture.>inb4 a non-canon "Hero" appears, who uses stem cells and nanites to use "powers"
>>1006624If we're doing nano-tech shit, I wanna see Governor Armstrong be the real reason Overwatch was disbanded.
HEY! I FOUND A THING! The trigger to activate the blade would be to shift the handle into a straight configuration.
>>1006776Oh fuck, forgot pic.
>>1006657What do we do when Armstrong is our dad who got Overwatch disbanded?
>>1006797shoot the fuck out of him if we gotta i guess.
>>1006827Sounds good, also which Metal Gear song is our theme song?
>>1006846"It Has to be This Way" or "Red Sun have my votes.
>>1006889And for those tearjerker moments with pops.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaK1l_PV5ik
>>1006889I feel like "It Has to be This Way" could be a good fit, us both realizing and understanding what motivates our actions yet neither willing to step down.>>1006894I'm okay with this.
Raven running tonight?
>>1006933https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIwlTWAcaVgNew thread boys, get in here:>>1007040