Your name is David "Gunny" Rockefeller, no relation.A veteran of the united states marine corps, you find yourself in a far-out situation after an all-too-close encounter of the third kind!In the last thread, David was captured by greys who met their untimely demise at the hands of a chinese missile, then found his way to a mining outpost on the edge of civilized space.There he met Cylia, a Caithan girl who was down on her luck and Kyla, an excitable Jek'na engineer. Now they find themselves chasing a dangerous pirate known only as "Laggart"!Will the crew meet their demise at the pirate's hands, or will our intrepid hero overcome the challenges that await him? Find out now, on Dragonball Z!
>>4866191so billy bob the redneck, a space cartgirl and a space gobbo, i don't know what i expected, really
>>4866191Previous thread: >>4844220
>>4865326"You really think it'll be that easy?"You shrug."Who knows? The more complicated your plans, the more likely they are to fail. It's better to improvise on the spot, if you ask me.""That's a fancy way of saying you don't have the proper equipment or a real plan for this.""Well, unless you two have a better idea?""No, i just... ah, damn it. You're right, i'm sure it'll be fine. I'm sorry, i've just lost my nerve a bit.""Woohoo, now this is gonna be an adventure!""Alright, calm down. Now if we do this right he'll never know what hit him. I know we've only got one laser on this ship, but i've been looking at how shields work and i think i know what to do.We're gonna creep up real slow like. Slow enough that his shields don't react to us, see?""Oh lord, no.""And then we're gonna shove our modest little laser right up his tailpipe!""That's so stupid! What if he detects us?! He could be armed to the teeth!""Don't worry, i'll be in the cockpit, piloting the ship manually-""THAT'S EVEN WORSE! Do you even know how to pilot a ship?!""Sure! Everything out here is so simple that it makes flying a chopper look like rocket science.""And what's a chopper, exactly?""Eh, don't worry about it. Just suffice to say, you'd never get on one if you saw it. And they've got a really weird control scheme. Anyways, i have some "experience" with this type of thing, so don't worry about it.""I don't like how you said "experience" just now.""It was just your imagination. Now then, Cylia and i need to go shopping for personal shields. Kyla, can you get us fueled up in the meantime?""Sure thing, Captain!"...A few hours later and you've managed to get yourself the second shittiest pair of shields money can buy. Only rated for light phaser fire, but still better than nothing!Kyla meanwhile managed to get a deal through one of her contacts and ended up refueling the ship completely, although she also paid an extra thousand credits out of her own pocket to do so.Meaning that now, besides Kyla, everyone is broke."Alright boys, it's starting to get late. Is there anything else that we might consider before boarding? I have a few ideas, but i can't make them work without cash.""What kinds of ideas?""Flashbangs. It's a type of grenade that blinds and deafens the target.""...What's a grenade?""Oh for the love of- IT'S A BOMB! You throw it by hand, and it explodes! And don't tell me it's crazy, because i already know!""Sounds interesting, actually!""Oh, Kyla... not you too?""I don't know how the real ones work, but it can't be too difficult to make something similar. All it needs is a small explosive charge and a bunch of magnesium powder, i think.""Oh wow... i could work with this! Your ship's fab can do metals and chemicals, right? I'll have a design done in under an hour!""Alright. Just one thing, no electronics. I want a fully mechanical pull-pin design.""You really know how to speak my language, David!"
>>4866191Ah, my favorite space harem quest, love it
>>4866220Impossible. There's a massive size discrepancy involved in both cases.
>>4866220Rock waifu when?
>>4866231I don't think lithoids are really possible. Then again, we have gas people.
>>4866220big tiddy seeking quest, got it
LET'S GOOOOOO. So my shitty oekaki makes sense huh?
>>4866215my favourite K thread has returned
>>4866241It doesn't have to be rock all the way down, if you catch my drift
>>4866241They're more like octopus balloons.>>4866241Maybe not in reality, but that's the great thing about fiction, isn't it?>>4866265True. Don't try to fuck a boulder though, please. Even if it has a meaty center.
>>4866227Cylia isn't that small and Kyla looks pretty sturdy.On the other hand, the human phallus is absolutely massive compared to what our closest relatives in nature are equipped with. Also no barbs.
>>4866282Also David got a 20 on a d20, so he's packing some shmeat.>>4866276Can we ask the A.I. about the pipe we pulled off the wall?
>>4866276It's pretty damn certain somebody, at some point, has fucked pyura chilensis. Why should we limit ourselves?
>>4866286To make sure David doesnt does of blood loss.
>>4866284According to Kyla, it was some sort of low power whole-room scanner.She's not sure what it was for.
>>4866292Fine, we don't HAVE to fuck the pet rock
>>4866250>>4866265>>4866282>>4866286hornyposters get out I like this quest and don't want QM to drop like that battledroid quest
>>4866295Can we post a picture of the pipe on SpaceChan and see what answers we get? Hope it's not nerve gas.
>>4866303Did the QM of StarWars quest say he dropped the quest because of horni posters demanding cunny?
>>4866303Why did he leave, still don’t know. Also I agree on keeping the horny posting down
>>4866215Was the first thread saved in suptg?
>>4866306You could try.>>4866303Being a horny little shit is also a form of engagement.Just to be clear though, i won't be writing any smut, and this isn't going to end in a harem.David only wants a single partner. He's the sort that wouldn't get remarried if his wife died.
>>4866303"Fuck" is literally in the name of the Quest. What did you expect?
>>4866313I don’t think it was?
>>4866314David based in every way>>4866316Solid point>>4866320Lemme do it quickly then
>>4866314time to marry the catgirl then
>>4866314After the neccessary prepararions the time comes to merge all the waifu candidates into one amalgation in mad scientist style
>>4866215Get to know our crew a bit better. I have a goodnidea we know what makes Stalker tick, but what is Kyla besides a gearhead? We should learn a bit about where they come from and what they want out of life besides shiny mechanical things and generic success.
>>4866286Mmm... piure. Delicioso y es una excelente fuente de yodo. It is expensive however, very much so!
>>4866330Happy marriage arc comes at the end >>4866345We should get to know them better considering we met them like half an hour ago in universe.
David should invest in deployable tracking beacons for ships and possibly find a way to hack the alien PDAs.
>>4866314>David only wants a single partner. He's the sort that wouldn't get remarried if his wife diedDam I feel this
>>4866393invest in bacon instead
>>4866433That's probably better economicallyIf there's one thing I'm happy for this thread, it's that we don't have 3 different anons with almost the exact same color for their ID.
>>4866330Why? If we must choose a waifu from available options, Kyla is more fun, more useful, more culturally-similar, and probably more physically-compatible.Honestly, I like catgirls and goblin shortstacks, but there's no reason to wed either of 'em. Maybe a roll in the hay if we get pent up in space, but anything else is premature.
>>4866489>>4866496I was one of them, it's really annoying when you can barely tell who you are.
Did we get the toilets remodeled? What do you do to even bathe in space? I assume the spaceship is semi decent at recycling matter, so even trash/waste can at least be repurposed into something we sell I suppose?
>>4866525Seconding investigating this.Also, I'm the same anon as >>4866345 (hjGoK3Tw). Was out and about.
>>4866485HItting the ship with a torpedo that then launches a beacon that drills/embeds onto the ship THEN triggers only after an hour seems like an interesting move. Wonder if there's a chemical calculation computer on board. If we could figure out oxidizers for explosives, we'd be doing some crazy things.
>>4866525The toilets definitely need remodeled. The current ones are thoroughly unpleasant to use.Since there's gravity on the ship, you could just have a normal bathroom.
>>4866652psst, what is a good toilet in space without the risk of prolapse?
>>4866666As expected of Ultra-Satan.
>>4866666ah, ultra instinct satan, how is hell going?
>>4866666Better question, what the hell do we use for tp? And don't give me BS about the 3 seashells!
>>4866652Sounds like the aays turn off gravity to conserve power and/or be lazy whenever they can.>>4867071That's probably why there's a vacuum. No wood for making paper in space. Might be the time to consider a bidet like those Japanese toilets.
>>4866215The next couple of days are spent preparing and getting to know eachother a little better. In that time, you hunt down a single punk for grocery money, but not much else happens."So Kyla, what's your home planet like?""Uhmmm... swampy, i guess? There are really big trees covering most of the planet's surface, so not a lot of light reaches the ground and a ton of moisture gets trapped. It's kind of cold there compared to a lot of places.""Do i need to turn up the AC for you?""Nah, that kind of thing is normal. There's plenty of medicines you can take to regulate your body temperature! What about your planet, though?""It's varied. There are ice caps at the poles, frozen tundras, burning deserts, vast oceans, rotten swamps, green forests and overgrown jungles, endless plains and towering mountains...""Holy cow! How unstable is your climate and geography?!""I don't really have a frame of reference to tell you. We have powerful earthquakes all the time. Fires rage across some areas of the planet regularly, and the coasts are popular places to live due to their beauty, but every year there's this thing called "hurricane season" in which storms hundreds of miles wide form off the coast and reduce huge swaths of the coast to rubble. The area that i lived in has a different issue, tornadoes. When the weather is just right, huge winds will gather in the sky and turn on their sides, creating a funnel-shaped cloud that rips apart trees and buildings, sucking them into the sky. The most powerful ones can have windspeeds in excess of 300mph, and they'll rip the soil from the earth itself. Nobody survives a direct hit from one of those."Kyla and Cylia both stare at you in dumbfounded shock for over a minute. The look in your eyes and on your face tells them you're not joking."How? How do you live there? And why? Isn't there somewhere safer?""We live there because that's where our families lived. We stay because it's normal to us. A risk that we accept as part of our lives. After all, what are we supposed to do about it? You can't stop nature.""How many people do you lose to to your weather every year?""Couple dozen from tornadoes every year. With earthquakes, it depends. Sometimes a few hundred, sometimes a few thousand... sometimes hundreds of thousands.""What...?""How can hundreds of thousands of humans die in a single year from earthquakes?""It's usually a single earthquake, or a series of them. My world isn't equally developed all over, you see. Some places, like my home country, are capable of "space travel", but others are full of people who live in houses made of stick and mud, who don't even know how to read. And if they live on or near the coast, well...""Tsunamis... The Caithan homeworld has little land, mostly desert, but a lot of that lies below sea level. Our ancestors built artificial mountains to block off the sea, but there are stories of great floods that sunk our ancestral lands entirely... "
>>4867099We should tell them about Godzilla, just for safe measures.
>>4867099we should tell them about the cold war
>>4867099I think they need to hear about our greatest natural calamity, mosquitos.
>>4867147fuck i just remembered the story where a bunch of iraqi tropes surrendered to uss Wisconsin drone
>>4867111>>4867147>>4867149>>4867151Nonono, we should tell them about the deep ocean next. All immensely fucked up, and all true.
>>4867147A concept so insane even we call it MAD.Safved us from a world war though, so that is cool.
>>4867099We should stop telling stories and start learning about their cultures and hobbies. i now it's HFY, but I'd hate to think humanity are the galaxy's worst conversational partners.
>>4867219If it's stupid and it works, it's not stupid.
>>4867219Not really. Like all things it turns out to be capitalism gone wrong. Some US businessmen wanted to sell the US lots of nukes, so they told the US that Russia was totally making tons of nukes and they needed lots of nukes. Then Russia reacted to the US making tons of nukes to stop the nukes that Russia didn't have yet.
>>4867230>Like all things it turns out to be capitalism gone wrong.Wanna go for a free ride in my chopper?
>>4867255Giving away free stuff? Sounds communist. I'm going to have to kill you instead.
>>4867255Wait do you mean your whirlybird, hog, or neighbor-waking-gardening-device?
>>4867303Those are not free candies. They are rewards for hard working heroes braving the terrors of the doctor's office!
>>4867311That's called nerve damage, chief.
>>4867332That's called emotionerve damage, chief.
>>4867338Trying to turn away all coolly?
>>4867303Dentists do it to give kids more cavities so they come back and pay for more dental work.
>>4867355I gotta say, nothing like a good ol' shape shifter to keep you on your toes, amirite fellas?
>>4867548That gives me a good idea.We should tell them about The Thing, but instead we replace Kurt Russel's character with ourself.Then we keep the ending super vague and heavily imply we may have been replaced by a flesh monster.
>>4867548>1 post by this id>relating to the group>speaking of regular human anatomy to reinforce their human-nessIt's a fucking mimic god fucking damn it. I'm getting the rake
>>4867568We should save it for a particularly slow night on the ship I feel. After we've gotten to know each other a little better.
>>4867569>tfw once a month we have scary story night
>>4867563>>4867568>wanting or crew to distrust usWe've already suspended their disbelief, let's not push them into paranoia.
>>4867622Hey paranoia is pretty great. It's kept me from getting got by the skinwalkers out in the desert.
>>4867747>to sell more rocket fuelPft, no one's that stupid. It was faked to sell more electronics.
>>4867747Hey im ignorant on the subject too, but could you tell us what caused the immense development of atomic weapons? Just curious.
>>4867564I wouldn't worry about shapeshifters, Anon. Haha!
>>4867563Well I mean sure but the story of The Thing is pretty lacklustre when told through words rather than a visual medium.
>>4867099"I'm sorry to hear about that, Cylia. It sounds a lot like what earth is going through right now.""It's happening on earth too?""Kind of. I don't know if it's that extreme. See, we've been digging up billion year old coal... er, carbon deposits and burning them for fuel, releasing all that into the air as carbon dioxide, which traps heat from our sun and warms up the whole planet. More energy in the system means worse weather, so all that stuff i talked about before, well, except the earthquakes, it's getting worse.""I see. So the change wasn't noticed until it was already too late?""Oh, no. We noticed. In fact we're still doing it right now. Me personally, i'm a big advocate for nuclear power instead. It's safe as long as you don't fucking cheap out.""...What do you mean "Nuclear" power?""Meaning you take some unstable elemental metals, purify them into a big enough lump that they start heating up from their own internal radiation, then poke at it to make it angry so it gives off more heat. Then you just capture that heat and use it to generate energy! It's way, way more efficient than burning carbon for power, but people are afraid of it because there have been a few... accidents.""Don't tell me. I don't want to imagine what you idiots might have done with something that dangerous.""The core melted and exploded. It went everywhere. We can never go back there.""Noooooooo! Why?! WHY WOULD YOU PLAY WITH RADIATION?!""We weren't playing with it! We just didn't know what the hell we were doing, it was the 80's man!""It's not worth it! Radiation kills you instantly, there's no way to safely handle it!""Oh come on, now you're just being hyperbolic. ...Wait, you are, right? Radiation doesn't kill humans instantly, even in super high doses.""It does! Or, it should...! I don't think i've ever heard of a race that was immune to radiation!""Well, we're not immune. If we receive a big dose we get really sick, and even if we recover there's an increased chance of cancer due to the damage to our cells. But if the dose is too high, all of our DNA is destroyed and we die a slow, agonizing death while our cells die of old age and don't get replaced. Basically we just melt while still alive over the course of a few weeks.""That's horrific! How could that possibly be a good thing?! Why would you evolve to do that?!""Because it gives us a chance, i guess? I dunno, it would have gone back all the way to the oldest organisms on earth. Maybe we just have a lot of radiation there.""Uhg, i think i'm gonna be sick... i don't even want to imagine something like that."Kyla seems to disagree. You can see her beaming from here."Woah, that's amazing! You're a total FREAK! It's already weird that you can survive in such a wide temperature range, but now you're radiation resistant as well?!""Heh, yeah. We're tenacious little bastards. You want to hear about this little critter called a cockroach?""A what now?"
>>4867942HUMANS tough as nails and even crazyer
>>4867942>"Nooooooo! You can't just play around with Radiation!"
>>4868019haha nukes go boomon a more serious note if humans get into the wider universe sooo many aliens are going to shit their pants
>>4868041You know very well the Space Council is going to abduct them in and the cucks in the government will accept.
>>4868041You know heavyworlders like us (based on the total weight-to-fuel weight ratio required for hydrogen fuel rockets to escape the gravity well) should theoretically have significantly higher tech levels in quite a lot of stuff than surrounding aliens when we hit interstellar travel. In comparison to lightworlder neighbors our technologies are most likely to shine in terms of efficiency and longevity, as any heavyworlders are going to burn through their planet's natural resources and tolerance for waste products/waste heat before they get off planet for the easier resources and solutions that can be had in space. The next most likely exceptional aspect will be reliability, as technologies designed for use in and escape from a heavyworld gravity well will obviously need to be vastly more robust in the first place. Redundancy is also probably not very common except in heavyworlder tech, as it seems like most environments are forgiving enough that the consequences of failure in a major system might not need immediate resumption of function in order to avoid catastrophic doom.I'm surprised this stuff hasn't come up yet, but I suppose we haven't delved into the first-contacts with other heavyworld apex predator species yet either.
>>4867563>>4867564Why am I getting (You)s, I don't remember posting anything...>>4867942Ooo! Ooo! Tell em' about the Tardigrades! And the Tardigrade gun!
>>4868103Tardigrades are probably all over the galaxy though.
So anons, what's the verdict on finding an abandoned superfreighter and turning it into a warship?
>>4867942QM I gotta say, your quest is pretty fun.
why are desert cats such a common denominator for most furry roleplay settings?
>>4868120I think we all agreed it's something we should do at some point.
>>4867942If Kyla was a biologist instead of an engineer she'd be demanding tissue samples and full-body examinations. What a chipper lass she is.
>>4868120It's fine, but so far distant that it's not really worth thinking about right now. Maybe once we have a few tens of millions in the ship pot.
>>4867942its been a while since I read a classic HFY stories im surprised this gets so well recieved in 4chan of all placesso QM you gonna have different races thats like vaguely humanoid at least to have a chance to join the crew? for a severe teratophiliac anon such as myself?
>>4868154Read the old thread nigger. We got catgirl and gobbo.
>>4868139That's why we upcycle, anon. Easier to refurbish than to buy new.
>>4868164not that anime catgirl and some fucking shortstack green gob when i say vaguely I fucking mean it my teratophilia is severe anon
>>4868172Use english, I don't know what that means.
>>4868172There was a floating gasbag-octopus thing a while back, but they were both a dude and if I remember correctly, a wimp.
>>4868177Not that anon here, but the "-philia" subfix means attracted to, and the "terato-" prefix means "relating to monsters or abnormal forms"So it means "attracted to monsters or abnormal forms."Most fancy Greco-Latin words function like this, and if you can figure out one part you can probably deduce the rest from context.
>>4868185Yo but what if home-boy don't speaka da proto-meatball or pre-economic-collpase?
>>4868191Then just use google. Either on a case by case basis, or, if you wanna eddicate yerself, to look up a list of common prefixes and suffixes.
>>4868202>he thinks some niggas are on here to brush up on their language homeworksssssshhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii et man if he was gonna do all that shit he wouldn't've asked.
>>4868154>>4868172I have some character ideas swimming around.
>>4868210Does it involve a gatling phaser?Say did we find any phasers off the thugs we mobbed up for food muny?
>>4868211Nope. Most people don't have phasers, even in the underground.Most people are herbivores, and most of them prefer to run rather than fight.It's mainly the more aggressive species that want to take up a weapon, even in defense.Instead, they'll do anything they can do avoid putting themselves in that situation in the first place.Bullying is an effective tactic against them. You don't even need a weapon.It's because a lot of them come from worlds where competitive evolution isn't a thing
>>4868216Bullshit. We can bully them with phasers. Set them to their lowest setting and shoot them with a fully automatic equivalent of a BB-Gun. The ones with the big solid slugs.
>>4868219>not just carrying a second belt with you everywhere you go with the explicit purpose of slapping people with itSlippers, wooden spoons, switches, and extension cables are also valid choices. Anything that brings up childhood ass-beating memories.
>>4868219We are going for the Gatling laser for the sole reason being that we can have a Gatling laser
>>4868177ah god fucking dammit I dont even have that xeno scale and I have to fucking explain this clueless anon what i meant by "vaguely humanoid" what I actually meant is that shit like viper from xcom, sanghelli and jackals from halo and that one species turian in mass effectHave you ever played teraurge anon? cause thats the shit is what im talking about im talking the three and beyond from the 1-5 of alien fucker scale I dont care its some furry/scalie shit or a robot as its not a human in a cosplay even though they're weak as this is HFY after all>>4868210cheers QM
>>4868226Ah, but what kind of gatling laser? The fallout kind? Some other kind? Literally just a gatling gun but instead of bullets it's phasers?
>>4868240Well per the discussion last thread it'll be a Doom gatling style except where each barrel would be on the Doom gatling gun we'd have a rotary array of 3 phasers I think.Made easily possible due to phasers using buttons to fire rather than triggers.
>>4868226Fuck yeah, we need a ghetto rig it like some Fallout Gatling Laser.>>4868240Fallout Lasers seem pretty perfect for effective but chunky design that shall be forever known as human.>>4868231Just say you want to fuck non humans, save that fancy talk for names for our guns. Our our dick.>Those racesExcellent tastes, damn shame there is so little Sanghelli that isn't futa trash or looks like shit.>>4868210Based QM telling the anti human trannies to bite it. And if we're allowed to post species pics for ideas. I got some.>>4868247That is also a perfect choice.
>>4868251Sure, go ahead.
>>4868120so distant in years that I am ambivalent to the idea
>>4868254Then allow me. Just say when.
>>4868263wtf is this pink slut. Is that semen dripping from her hand? baka
>>4868251At this point we may as well just make Boltguns. We are technically a Space Marine after all
>>4868254she's perfect>>4868263fucking gross. look at that mutant.
>>4868263>>4868267No, its acid lube.>>4868269Shit taste you subhuman filth.>>4868268Sounds like a reasonable escalation of our coming war crimes.
>>4868274try and keep it PG chief
>>4868271>>4868274good god anon be careful. This is a blue board.
I had the bright idea of looking through pixiv of all places for an alien-race illustration. It's been half and hour and I am yet to be able to find something that doesn't scream "I want to fuck this"
>>4868278That is PG. Just close. No one complains and no one cares, means no problem >>4868274>>4868282Shut the fuck up pussy, boards post worse, so stop drawing attention.
>>4868283And? I fail to see the problem.
>>4868274i'm with OP on that one, keep it PG, thi is nither /b/ nor /d/
>>4868287You don't need to fuck everything out there. Some things are just plain ugly.
I found one. Pigbro. Resilient motherfucker
I'm liking this quest, OP. Maybe a little too on the nose for me at points, but it's definitely fun, and you seem engaged to it, so all the power to you. If anything, you keep up with your quest a lot better than most QM's who are starting out. Even better than some longer-running quests that can last for ages. I'm not so much for the xenophilia like the other anons, not to the extreme anyway. Catgirl humanoids are about where I see the line, but I can look past what the other anons are going for. Just be careful when it comes to that stuff, because it can spark some nasty flame-wars. Doing romance or relations in popular quests requires a lot of skill and thought. Not least because you want to keep everyone cool. Anyway, that's just a bit of a forewarning. Don't take it as me trying to sway you or inject an opinion.Hopefully your quest can live long and prosper. Have an HFY image.
>>4868285Noble Ducks then?
Flybro. Mystery motherfucker
Has the first quest been archived?
Galactic federation envoy motherfucker. Has a vendetta or smt
inb4 humanity becomes the space IRS due to it's sheer insanity
>>4868321Wait, that aint the pic I clicked.
>>4868326Sure it isn't. Suuuuure.
>>4868326>>4868331Hey, sometimes my stuff loads slowly, and by the time it pops up, the screen closes before it confirms its what I wanted. Whatever though. New pet idea if we find it.
>>4868336d'aaaaaaaaaaaaw that's so cute, i want to pet it
>>4868336Oh yeah, sorry about it being more medieval stuff, less space pics than I thought.>>4868337It will nibble you. NOW MUSHROOMS
>>4868342My connection is going to shit, and posting is becoming difficult with captcha refusing to connect. So I'll leave it here.
>>4868370What a shame.
>>4868263If she leaks a dangerous acid by alien standards.. does she taste like lemonade?
>>4868489No, it's dangerous by our standards. Like, melt through plastic dangerous. Also, she's not an alien. I, as a weeb, know that she is part of the supporting cast for My Hero Academia, and she can produce acid of varying viscosities and ph levels.She does like the Alien moves though, if that counts for anything.
>>4868501I meant within the current setting of the quest.
>>4868518The first mistake you made was talking about someone's waifu.
>>4868532Her mom is hotter and I say that as a person who only saw a panel of her falling to her death on a random thread.
>>4867942You talk with eachother for quite some time about eachother's homeworlds, traditions and standards. Mostly about yours, honestly, as they're by far the most interesting, but eventually you get a notification that it's time to go.The Sadia Corporation ship is about to leave port, and for the first time you also break free of the station and start heading off into deep space.The autopilot takes care of most everything, including following the transport ship's spacial wake, effectively dragging you along as they enter slipspace."Wow! That's a damn good autopilot! These greys really know what they're doing.""Thank you, miss Kyla. I have been programmed to perform a number of tasks typically set upon lesser artificial intelligences, but i am quite proud of my ability.""I've been meaning to say this, but your ship's AI seems really... fluent.""Are they not supposed to be?""Not at all, no. She seems so lifelike, i'm not really sure how to feel about it.""I've just been counting myself lucky this whole time. If she's smarter then that's better, am i wrong?""Not always...""Captain, i am detecting an interdiction. The slipspace sheath is collapsing, you should prepare for combat.""Damn, seriously?! He didn't wait for long, did he?""It's alright, Cap'n. The stealth field aught to hold up just fine. Now it's just a matter of slipping in...""And that's where i come in. Alright, i'm headed to the cockpit. Kyla, get your suit on and get ready. Cylia, wait by the docking port. I'll meet you there when it's time."You sit down heavily in the undersized pilot's seat and order the computer to hand over manual control. You feel the ship lurch once as you fall out of slipspace, and then once again as the controls unlock.The transport ship in front of you is still there, but you don't see the other guy just yet... ah! There he is! Appearing in a streak of bright blue light, the pirate vessel appears before you out of nowhere.He immediately begins firing on them, but their shields are holding for the moment. In the meantime, you move to slip in behind him and get inside his shield bubble unnoticed.>Roll 1d100, best of 3>DC60
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>4868573oh dear
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>4868573Time for my cursed dice rolls to happen
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>4868573Yeet
>>4868576>>4868591>>4868594FUCK YOU DIIIIIIICE!
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>4868573
>>4868576>>4868591>>4868594ofc this happens
>>4868606Really?! EVERYONE HERE RIGHT NOW ROLL, FIND THE NON CURSED ROLLERS!
>>4868576>>4868591>>4868594Grabbing the control, you move towards the back of Laggard's ship... entirely too quickly. The ship feels almost like a mouse that's been set to high sensitivity, and it's just way more than you were expecting.You manage to jerk the ship to the side at the last moment, only grazing his shield with your own. The gravity generator is overwhelmed by the shock and you feel the inertia of the impact, just a bit.Kyla comes over the radio at that moment."What the hell was that, Dave?!""Not now, busy!"Laggart's ship almost immediately takes off vertically, again with surprising speed. His ship is smaller than yours, but more heavily armored. You didn't expect it to be quite this quick."You two better hold on to something, because this is gonna be bumpy!"Since your ambush failed, all you can do is gun him down without being gunned down. His lasers all face forwards, so you just have to stay at his back. Easier said than done.He keeps juking and jiving to keep you from getting behind him. He's pretty good!But you can tell, you could push your ship a lot harder than this. And now you're starting to get used to the controls.>Just stay out of his sights and lay down continuous fire, wear his shields down slowly>Get fancy, try and get some practice in>Hail him and demand surrender
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>4868576>>4868591>>4868594You shittin me? Roll like this next time.>>4868622>>Get fancy, try and get some practice inHe'll just bounce if he has enough time to realize the zone is too hot.
>>4868622>Get fancy, try and get some practice in>"ALL HANDS! BRACE FOR EVASIVE MANUEVERS!"
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>4868622>>Get fancy, try and get some practice inWonder how human reaction times stack up to other species, or how good his ship AI is at handling non-standard maneuvers.
>>4868622>>Get fancy, try and get some practice inif we confuse the fuck out of him we can get in close
>>4868637ah, yes the marine approach to be retarded
>>4868640You say that in jest, but in reality...
>>4868637support He can't handle Crayon munching tactics
>>4868622>Get fancy, try and get some practice inCylia is going to pass out so hard... I hope blood doesn't just start pouring from every hole available
>>4868737We could lower the g rating in the rest of the ship in order to lessen the amount of Gs she'd going to feel from us doing videogame maneuvers.
>>4868744wouldn't that have her behaving like a pinball? ouch
>>4868807Better have an eight point harness on.
Hope we played a decent amount of DCS.
>>4868870Obviously David is an Ace Combat chad.
>>4868902David is uniquely prepared in having played DCS, Ace Combat and Kerbal Space Program extensively.
>>4868909>not solely playing microsoft flight sim>the excel version from 98
>>4867942The funny thing is basically humans are one of the LEAST radiation prof species on earth
>>4868909hold on, that means david had a somewhat new pc at least in 2015 and was active in internet stuff!?
>>4868914David grew up poor in a remote rural area. He didn't have dial up until 2003.>>4868918Yep. He's exclusively a pc gamer, and built his own rig. He's tech literate and internet savvy.
>>4868925>He didn't have dial up until 2003.Wouldn't he have been enlisted by that point?
>>4868930Yep. That was the first time he used a computer.Not counting oldschool consoles.
>>4868932but can it play D00M?
>>4868909>>4868902>david doing a psm drift and confusing the fuck out of Laggard to how the fuck we are keeping up with him
>>4868932wait does he know how to emulate games like the older video games
>>4868933>>4868932also can the ship run doom
>>4868938He emulates pokemon on his phone, because he hates mobile games. And advertisements in general.>>4868943It is.
>>4868946>he hates mobile games. And advertisements in general.>[angry chinese chittering]
>>4868946>>4868943Could we, theoretically, download doom onto the ship for everyone to play?
>>4869028i wonder if its possible run doom on a fighter jet
>>4869028and id released the games source code so yeah
>>4869028>>4869032>>4869035....what are their reactions going to be to the Demon's of Hell, and the unceasing wrath of Doom Guy? Does the new Doom games come out in this timeline? What about Devil May Cry 5?
Anons may i make a proposal for some space combat vehicles... mobile suits
>>4869054>spoilerThis is my favorite Gundam. :^)
>>4869054Good taste, excellent really. However, may I present my rebuttal. The Big O.
>>4869064It is very nice lookingBut the zeon MS always got that place in my heart
>>4869072How about Armored Core?
>>4869082Preety neat, a bit iffy on the skiny ass torso, i kinda like my chunky MS
>>4869087>I'll stay my hounds with you, Brad.
>>4869090I remember Build Fighters, we're not taking an Acguy to space.
>>4869087It is pretty difficult to find good pics for aliens that aren't cool monsters.
>>4869090Allow me to posit an alternative.
>>4869090Chunk, why didn't you say so?
>>4869103Or waifus for that matter.
>>4869119Have a Kung Fu mouse, I am gonna need to go searching for more.
>>4869130Oh yeah, I wonder if Martial Arts are even a thing out in space.
>>4869103The problem I have with searching for aliurms is that it is 70% "anthropomorphized animal" 20% "this thing is literally a nightmare I had while on ketamine" 9% "nondescript bundle of fluff" and 1% "actual interesting concept of life under different circumstances". I don't count the "literally human BUT" aliurms.
>>4869139True, my waifuians are vast, but you people bitch about camel toe, so that leaves my eldritch horrors.
>>4869131>Tfw we get to be Fist of the North Star in spaceAlso found a Isabelle pic none of you can bitch about.
>>4869255....why are you existing? Not for the furry thing, but in general.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>4868622>>Get fancy, try and get some practice in
>>4868622https://youtu.be/mjY6awCr2_c>Get fancy, try and get some practice in
Not a gundam. But I feel this is a worthy contestant, after all, can't get more american than this.
>>4869473To this day I am bitter that that show was killed off so quickly.
>>4869479worst part is the IRS owns mega XLR now
>>4866191AWOOOOGA AWWWOOOOOGA IS THAT A SHORT STACK GOBLIN???? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP
>>4869500Wait what, how the fuck did they get it?!>>4869479Think Anon, think. What kind of shit has Cartoon Network been pumping out for kids these days? You think Megas is allowed?
>>4869758Garbage? Also, we figure out what we are spending the bounty on if we complete it? I was thinking we upgun our ship to include some 20-30mm cannons.
>>4869082>>4869072>>4869064If David builds a gundam, it'll be an Alaya-vijnana type. It's the only sort that would suit him.
>>4868625>>4868630>>4868633>>4868637>>4868737>>4869065"Computer! Focus the gravity field on Cylia and Kyla! Inertial dampening only!""Captain, i cannot recommen-""THAT IS AN ORDER!"You immediately feel the gravity shut off, followed by the inertia from your own ship's movements. You can actually feel the feedback from your inputs now!The g-force is enough to force you down into your seat, hard. It feels amazing! This is it, this is what you always imagined space combat being like!You grab the control stick and blast forward, swinging around to get behind him and launching a barrage of laser fire.His shields dim and flicker, but don't go down. The pirate ship spins in place to face you directly, and you move before it can fire. You see his laser cannons light up, but they miss you entirely. There's a slight delay between lock-on and firing, and it has trouble even locking on if your movements are erratic enough.But then, the pirate ship's movements change dramatically.The simple, almost robotic movements from before are gone. Now his ship almost seems to flow through space with gentle, gliding movements."I guess you took over, huh Laggard? Computer, re-engage the stealth field and enter silent running. Maintain full reactor power, this ain't over yet!"Your cockpit's dim red light is replaced with the cool blue light indicative of the stealth field's activation. The temperature inside the ship immediately jumps by ten degrees or so as you enter silent running mode, despite being in the middle of combat.Laggard clearly loses sight of you and you take advantage of it, accelerating rapidly and hitting him from all directions. He's doing his best to evade, but he can't see you to make a judgement either.You get at least a dozen clean shots on him before his shields crumble, and now all that's left is to hit his main engines!But it's getting hot in here fast, so you'd better take care of it quickly.>Roll 1d100, best of 3>DC40
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>4869806nat 1 here I come
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>4869806no whammies
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>4869806
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>4869806
>>4869815>>4869816>>4869817Why are all your rolls so shit?
>>4869822Hey, I still passed the DC. It's not shit if it works.
>>4869809Laggard turns and start to make a maneuver towards the cargo ship, but it's too late for that.You line yourself up directly with his main thruster and manually control the laser turret with your left hand, firing straight down the center of the nozzle.There's a flash of light and a burst of gas as his fuel tanks rupture, and the engine nozzles are destroyed with them.The ship starts drifting uncontrolled. Without any gas, his RCS thrusters aren't functional. Those laser cannons are still active though, so you're careful to avoid them."Alright, deactivate the stealth field and start dumping heat. I'm boiling in here.""Affirmative, Captain."About that time, Cylia bursts into the cockpit, followed shortly by Kyla who's half-in half-out of her undersized space suit.Both of them yell in unison."WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING?!""Woah, woah! Calm down! I took care of it.""What is "it" exactly?! The plan! What happened to the plan?!""It's still on, there was just a little hiccup. Kyla, i'm gonna come up beside him now so hurry up and get dressed.""What the hell were you doing in here? It's like a million degrees, i thought something was on fire!""Kyla? The plan. His thrusters are down.""Ah, fine! But we're having a talk about this later!"Kyla walks off, clearly dripping with sweat. Cylia on the other hand isn't sweating much, but you can see and hear her panting heavily. It's definitely hot, but your crewmates don't seem to be able to stand it very well. It's only been a few minutes."Did... hah... did he give you a lot of trouble?""Not really. His shields were a pain with only one laser, but since his ship is mostly intact, i don't think that'll be a problem in the future.""Huh? What, are you... are you going to strip down his ship... for parts?"Cylia has to take a moment to sit down and catch her breath."Yeah, i'm gonna take what i can and sell the rest. Hey computer, how's that heat dump going?""Heatsinks are fully saturated, Captain. I'm afraid it will take some time to remove the heat buildup.""Man, what a hunk of junk. That's gonna need fixed, too.""Captain, the heat buildup was caused by pushing the ship beyond it's design specifications, in combination with activating cold running mode mid-combat. The ship is not to blame.""Nobody asked, computer! This design is shit, and i'm not happy with it! It's getting some upgrades as soon as we get back to port!""Understood, Captain.""Good. Now adjust atmospheric humidity to 0%. Cylia, go get some water from the mess room and cool off."It's not long before you hear Kyla over the radio. She's at Laggard's docking port, but he seems to have locked out the controls. That doesn't stop her for long."Alright, i'm almost through! You're gonna have to force open the inner door somehow, but the docking mechanism should engage automatically.""Thanks. I think i'm gonna head in on my own, so take care of the ship while i take care of him.""Roger Roger!"
Thank you QM so much for addressing the laws of thermodynamics unlike many space opera sci-fis.
Let's gooooo we actually did it, fuck your rolls tho holy shit
>>4869834Breach and clear time
>>4869834I fucking swear. I bet hes human.
>>4869974Nah man, the gentle gliding piloting is clearly indicative of an avian or aquatic species.
>>4869987Space squid husbando time. Oh and he's gonna end up dead when he inevitably won't stop wet noodle slapping us.
Instead of faggy heatsinks, could we strap on some radiators positioned to mimic awesome wings? They'd still be rectangles and the position wouldn't be advantageous, but it wouldn't hurt us either and would look fucking great
>>4869987Doesn’t matter he is probably going to be dead when the corporate bastards get ahold of him,
>>4870094David is planning a more "active" cooling solution.That is, dump the excess heat into some water, then spray it out the side of the ship as steam.Yes, you can only dump so much heat that way before you're out of water, but you can also do it very quickly, and even use the high-pressure steam to generate extra thrust.Your ship currently has issues with waste heat management because it's completely coated in anti-laser armor, meaning that it can't dissipate heat through the hull and has to use radiator fins.
>>4870119>tfw pissing steam into space to jink
>>4870119Proportionally, how big are the fins? How are they shaped? Where are they positioned?
>>4870132They're long, continuous fins that run the length of the ship's belly. They stick out past the armor by about a foot and glow red hot when dumping heat.
>>4869758Remember that movie where two guys are trying to fail in order to profit and make a play called "Springtime with Hitler?"It's sorta like that. If I remember right, Cartoon Network tossed megas under the bus because they needed to pretend/sabotage a few of their IPs into failures as a convoluted method for profit.
>>4870156Make shifting fun plates so it can vent into space.
>>4870119Is there an equivalent of he Nestle overlords in space? Otherwise water is super easy to get mass quantities of in space. I think there's even a giant blob of water thousands of light years wide orbiting a black hole and surrounded by lightning floating about somewhere if i recall my random astronomy facts right.
>>4870176Anything you can dig out of the ground is next to worthless in space. It's the knowledge of how to make something and the ability to enact that knowledge that's valuable. Of course, that also means that certain copyrighted materials are extremely valuable.It's also why nanofabs are relatively expensive.
>>4870176>the biggest water balloon held together by a black hole and thor's fartsAbsolutely rad.
>>4870176Blob implies it's in a liquid state, and I doubt that. There are plenty of H2O dense nebulae around though.
>>4869758mega XLR was written as a tax loss
>>4870160And now the degenerates that gave that idea push pedophilia and being trannys on kids. Great.>>4870218Fuck them. With a brick. Wrapped in sandpaper. And a lemon lime lube.
>>4870119Wouldn't the steam give away our position, since it's for the stealth system?
>>4870224It would give off a massive heat signature while active.But it would also allow you to cool the ship quickly even mid-battle, then jump back into stealth.It would also extend how long you could operate the ship out of spec for.When you enter stealth mode/silent running, the ship holds in all of it's heat and reactor signatures to become completely black on scanners, as if nothing was there. No generated heat or energy escapes.You could still look out the window and see it, but it's invisible to the scanners that everyone uses. Nobody's looking for ships using radar or visible light.
>>4870246>nobody's looking for ships with radarI can understand not using visible light, but come on, aliens.
>>4870219>he won't let his hentai fantasies come truelel what a fag
>>4870249They've found better ways to scan for things and moved on.Even scanning for heat signatures is more of a secondary thing, in case they've got a stealth field like yours.
>>4870246>When you enter stealth mode/silent running, the ship holds in all of it's heat and reactor signatures to become completely black on scanners, as if nothing was there.Now I'm regretting we didn't call our ship Normandy
>>4870249I say we install some good ol earth radar systems into our ship just in case we find someone using our stealth tactics. Or we find Grey ships.
>>4870254You ALWAYS keep a backup. Sure, we have radar on ships now, but we can still id using visuals if we need to.
>>4870256They would have no fucking clue how you can see them.Radio waves and microwaves are low energy enough that they just pass right through shields. It's not something that gets blocked except in dangerous amounts.
>>4870252Hentai is for banging girls, gay shit is called something that starts with Y, like, y are you even alive.>>4870255We are not going to be as nice as Shepard, and the CCP exists on earth still, and jews. that isn't good.
>>4870264Thermal scanners are the backup. Ships are mainly tracked using the unique subspace signatures put out by devices that use dark matter/dark energy, like the slipspace drive and frame shift drive.
>>4870265Only more reason to add one in
>>4870273Neat, so if they didn't use thermals for backups they wouldn't detect chemical rockets at all.
>>4870273So radar just never comes up, we shall be a phantom ship.
>>4870273So how good are these thermal scanners if they're only backups then? Particularly when they're being used at combat ranges (I assume they've got various sensitivity settings). Would thermal chaff be able to blind them? Then again, I guess our water-based heat dumps would essentially be thermal chaff.
>>4870291They're fairly high resolution and sensitivity.Thermal chaff would be a nightmare for them.
>>4870256These are things with FTL. Radar feels unreliable when it comes to tracking and can give away our position. Maybe if we had a drop drone that broadcasts radar information we can decipher?Eg. Dump a mini ship/drone that drops off more radar mines and feeds back semi encrypted information about the general area. We actually have stealth measures against our own tech and don't get noticed. Bonus points for making it look like they're thermal detectors that happen to make radio waves as a byproduct so that no aliens can figure out what we're doing easily?>>4870291I'm not sure how thermals in space would even work since there's almost nothing to transfer the heat. Space is a great insulator.
>>4870306>Space is a great insulator.That's why it takes a long time to remove heat using heat fins, and why David is planning on using water instead.It's also why thermal scanners tend to be really sensitive. One, because the signatures are usually rather small, and two, in order to try and detect people who are running cold.Which fucks you over if someone sprays burning chaff all over the place.
>>4870306>I'm not sure how thermals in space would even work since there's almost nothing to transfer the heat. Space is a great insulator.Bruh. I don't even know what to say. You just don't get it, but suffice to say they'd be exactly the same as used on modern aircraft and work fine.
>>4870317>Which fucks you over if someone sprays burning chaff all over the place.Oh nowwwwwwwwww I get it.
>>4870306I feel like the mini drone thing will fuck us over but other then that how will radar give us away?
>>4870269>y are you even alive.To spite you, homo.
>>4870342Your the one that likes dick though. You misspelled hetero.
>>4870340Well if sensors are tuned to the radar band then it's not hard to detect the emission source. If we don't take countermeasures like the anon described then we'd be relying on the Aliums not catching on to what we're doing in the slightest in order to avoid detection. Meanwhile his described methodology would enable us to get all the benefits of having active radar, while distracting the enemy with inconsequential targets and preserving our stealth by divorcing us from the units that are actually doing the scanning.
>>4870354Sure thing closet boy.
>>4870360If it helps then I am all for it I guess. We still need to bring him in alive for our grand prize of 50k which should buy us a lot of our equipment we want. >>4870317How much of a rep boost would we get from this mission? How infamous was our pirate friend in the area?
>>4870409To Sadia employees? Extremely infamous.Regular people may or may not have heard something about him causing trouble.
>>4870402Deflect all you want stick licker, it doesn't change the volts on this electric chair.
>>4870409Eh, it's probably a lower priority to do that than it is to just get a radar rig at all. The aliens we've encountered so far haven't been very quick on the uptake. It'll be interesting when we encounter proper military forces. OP has referenced how upstart predator species will occasionally flare wars...but they don't last long. The Galactic Feds are composed mainly of non-predator species. For all of our human advantages, it's not that hard to make machines that exceed our capabilities (except processing power) even with Earth-Modern tech. If heavyworlder tech tends to be more advanced in certain areas than 'standard galactic level' like I posited earlier in the thread then that's one thing, it means that predators are usually suppressed via sheer weight of numbers and economic resources. Not an unreasonable explanation at all.On the other hand, it's also distinctly possible that proper military grade hardware and mil-spec combat robots are absolute beasts. Who cares if common armor is specced for anti-phaser rather than anti-projectile properties if there's a boarder drone with combat-AI that lets it process and react so fast that our bullets never hit it in the first place. Certainly the technological basis to create absolutely horrific death machines is here...it's just that the aliens we've encountered so far don't seem to have lost their naivete or experienced total war to make them think of such applications. Dealing with the Interstellar Government that's actually had to fight predator species that are presumably at least somewhat similar to our own culture that axiom will not necessarily still hold true. Anyway, just musing while waiting on the OP. He's clearly got the internal logic of this sandbox well thought out and I'm looking forward to the assumptions he's made about such things.
>>4870414Boys, I've been thinking. What if we get back and use our newfound rep and fat stacks to buy some absolutely otherworldly (heh) ship upgrades and other goodies from Sadia Corp at a discount, and then use our upgraded ship to get further into "civilized" space and see what kinda jobs we can find?This is meta as hell, but us rushing this guy kind of feels like skipping a tutorial area where you get some absolutely essential advice and weapons by heading directly for the boss. Idk, just a thought I had, since everything on that space stations seems peanuts to us. Might as well do nearly all of the jobs in like four days and get a good rep with Sadia/other merchants while we're at it.
>>4870437Yeah you would like for men to sit on you, huh?
>>4870500Well I'd say what benefits await us in civilized space? The closer we get to enforcers of galactic law the less our inherent benefits actually benefit us. Unless we go about starting a war to get employed in like other anons suggested, but that comes with its own problems. The most salient of which is probably that Kyla and Cylia signed up to be bounty hunters, not mercenary soldiers. There's a huge difference between hunting criminals down and participating in large scale conflict. Not that we couldn't carve out a good niche for ourselves, just we'd need to convince them we could before actually going and trying to do so.
>>4870517So do you prefer well done, crispy, or extra crispy?
>>4870530Oh so not only el faggoto but interracially inclined as well? You degenerate you!
>>4870534You can't hide degenerate, you love for dick means you can't hide.
>>4870540You can sense other men who love dick, huh?
>>4870552No, but I know the sight of asian's trying to hide from getting caught homo posting.
>>4870540You sure are interested in watching people who like cocks.
>>4870493Its best to get it ASAP On the topic of military power, pretty sure OP said last thread that the majority of the Councils military power is drones or droids so clearly they are the CIS and we must make a clone army to destroy them. >>4870518I agree, the further into Fed space the worse it will be but it would be nice to look around though. >>4870552Does our computer know who the people on the United Council are and if so can we ask him? I kinda wanna get some more lore into the politics.
>>4870571>Does our computer know who the people on the United Council are?nobody does
>>4870574I hope that this means that not even the people on the council know that they're on the council.Like you wake up one day and, without knowing, you're now part of the council.
So we are *this* close to successfully breach into the enemy ship. Could we please use something that doesn't put holes in the hull? We don't have an actual spacesuit for starters. We do have those cool personal shields however!!I believe the pirates are gearing up already and they are bound to have some sort of gas mask plus suits, so the tear gas won't be super effective. UNLESS they don't expect chemical warfare. I think we are bound to rubber bullets... how about the russian shotgun with rubber pellets as the main weapon and a pistol with actual bullets as the sidearm?
>>4870574Oh boy so it’s one of those governments. >>4870594I thought Kyla was making a flash bang in the back? If we have it I suggest throwing that in, otherwise it’s tear gas and the Beanbag round shotgun.
>>4870601It's a very old government that's had a lot of time to corrupt itself and secure it's own power.
>>4870594>>4870601If I remember correctly we should have a pistol which doesn't put holes, or at least that was discussed in the first thread
>>4870119>Radiator fins in spaceUh... Short of removing heated matter, heat transfer in space is a BITCH. Fins are basically useless unless in a gas/liquid system. All you have is transfering the heat into infrared radiation...Wonder if it's possible to radiate out more powerful radiation....
>>4870615I mean, fins are the bog-standard heat radiation solution in space. I don't know what you mean by "unless in a gas/liquid system" but it seems pretty obvious there's a circulation system in place to pump the heat into the fins.It's a super advanced Grey ship, and even we earthlings do that.
>>4870607What is the highest position that has its owner known? >>4870610We have plastic bullets yes
>>4870615You ship has very efficient heat pumps, but yes, it's not an ideal system.The main upside is that it doesn't require any extra resources or moving parts, just energy.>>4870632That would be the high senate, which has one representative member from every major race.There are higher authorities, but their identities, their numbers and the power they hold are all unknown.
>>4870644What was the largest anti Council rebellion/war and how long ago was it? Last question I promise
>>4870318Yeah, haha...vacuums are a perfect insulator when it comes to convection and conduction, so the only way to cool an object in space would be through radiation.And cooling via radiation is an incredibly slow son of a bitch compared to convection and conduction.The best bet to cool it quickly is to somehow get all that thermal energy to radiate away very quickly at once. Maybe with some kind of """death ray""", but you'd be a madman to do that, surely.
>>4870644What's the general shape of our ship? Plane-like, forward-sweeping mandible pancake, or a nice needle with radiator fins?
>>4869834You flip the switch on your personal shield and feel every hair on your body raise as the energy field rolls over you.Something about it is oddly uncomfortable, but you're not worried about that right now.Kyla stand at the entrance to the docking port, struggling to strip out of her sweaty space suit."It's all yours, cap'n! Just... gah! Gotta get this damn thing off!"You wave her off and get ready. Your ship's interior door slides open, and you see the cut-open outer door of the opponent's ship.Just as you're about to go, Cylia grabs your shoulder."Hold on, where are you going?""I'm going to go capture my bounty.""Without me?""You're overheated. Don't worry about it, i'll still split the pay."She seems like she's about to object, but stops after seeing the look in your eyes."...Alright. Think you can take him?""We'll see."You've only got your 1911 with you. Any of your other weapons could depressurize the ship.If it's not enough, you left the KS-23 with Cylia. She can probably use it without breaking any bones, you think.You don't bother trying to talk with Laggard over comms. Instead, you kick the door hard. The metal is thin, and you rip it out of it's housing in three or four kicks."Holy shit!"You can't even really hear Kyla's comment. Instead, you're busy sweeping the room. Nobody here that you can see. Interior lights are off, but the dim emergency lights are still active.Room by room, you clear the whole ship until there's only one place left. The cockpit.The door is locked, and you don't hear anyone inside. But you know he's in there. You can feel it."Come out peacefully, Laggard. I'm only gonna tell you once."There's a pause, but he does respond."Fuck you, piece of shit Sadia merc! If you want me then come and get some! I'll fucking show you what i'm made of!"Alright, so that's how he wants it.You kick the cockpit door with everything you've got, blowing it clear out of the housing and sending it flying across the room.Laggard responds by firing his phaser into the door frame, taking a gouge out of it and spraying a bit of hot metal onto you. No harm done.Instead of rushing in, you pull the pin on Kyla's little surprise, then toss it into the room.Laggard makes the mistake of shooting at it, detonating it early. There's a loud bang and a bright flash from inside, and the room is filled with smoke."GAH FUCK! MY EYES! WHAT'D YOU DO TO ME?!"Yeah, it's pretty dark in here. That'll just about do it.You carefully peek around the corner, but don't see any obvious traps. No bomb strapped to Laggard's chest.Rushing in, you rip the phaser rifle out of his hands and pin him to the floor.Forcefully, you wrench his arms behind his back, and... oops. One of them just broke. Oh well. You zip-tie his hands together regardless, then drag him to his feet."You'll pay for this! All you Sadia bastards, you'll all fucking pay!""Shut up."
>>4871026And he'll huff, and he'll puff, and he'll kick your fucking door in.
>>4871026He only came by himself?This smells like bullshit.
>>4871047Yeah. Check for saboteurs and stowaways. Don't want them to sneak onto our ship
>>4871047QM said most mercs are predators, most predators run solo, and that most mercs are usually in ships the same size as ours or smaller.I'd say we're good, but probably need to keep on the lookout for others anyway. A little healthy paranoia never hurt.
>>4871049Cylia got the shotgun, she can handle any intruders.
>>4871049Well his ship was smaller than ours and ours is already a small ship.
a one man op makes sense. This pirate has contacts to sell the stuff it makes but beyond that I doubt they want to have more people IN the ship.
>>4871086Probably best to hide him on our ship. Say he got pulled into space. Considering we'll be piloting his ship back to port, it shouldn't be too bad.That said this guy has a grudge against the corp. Not a bad time to find out why.
>>4871090That sounds good, but we need to make it convincing that he got sucked out. Maybe depressurize his ship the blow a hole on the side?
>>4871100Nah we need to scrap the damn thing and sell it. No point in blowing up valuable property.
>>4871090Why? I'm not seeing your reasoning here.
>>4871090You want to declare him dead cutting our bounty in half and then????
>>4871105I agree that we need to ask him about why he hates Sadia, but we also need to take his ship with us and scrap it for parts and profit, not damage it further.
>>4871104We need to bring the ship back as proof, we can scrap it after. But we aren't going to blow it up, just put a plausible hole in the wall and point to it saying he went out that and we lost the body. .
>>4871110Yeah I don't want to pop the thing any more than it already is either. I just don't get why we're hiding the fact we nabbed the guy.
>>4871111That's fine, we just gotta blow a hole from the inside, and then we can say we hit something he was hauling, or something important with our experimental weapons, and it went boom, problem solved. These grunts haven't seen chemical weapons in a long time.
>>4871112I say hand in the bounty and scrap the ship for extra shekels.
>>4871112Why would we want to report him as dead, though? We lose half our bounty doing that?
>>4871111Idea, depressurize it from the inside using remote explosives.As in, set some C-4/c-4 analogue in the ship and blow it from ours. "Oops, our breaching charge was too powerful" we say, then act suitably oblivious to the fact that no one in their right mind uses explosives indoors in space.
>>4871090Yeah nah, the bounty is double for brining him back in, and we can use his ship, either as parts, or salvage.For fucks sake, don't be a coward now, we've already planned and committed to it.
>>4871122I'm starting to think these guys don't actually know what the fuck they want and are just saying "lel zap the ship more" for giggles.
>>4871120Money, access to additional assets/networks, etc...Though nothing also prevents us from playing the "we're faking your death angle" for his trust then selling him out anyway
>>4871115WHY?You dumb cunt, we don't need to do any of that, stop over complicating everything and fuck off to shadowrun.
>>4871122WHY DO YOU WANT TO DO THAT>capture guy>bring back guy>optional:tow the ship>give guy for mad cash>profitWhy do three anons want to make a huge convoluted plot that involves making enemies with the federation and sadia corp for almost no benefit
>>4871125I mean, considering that I haven't heard a reasonable explanation for why we'd damage the ship more or why we'd cover up our involvement in a live bounty's death, which cuts our reward in half, you may be onto something.
>>4871126Holy shit, you actually are that retarded.
Alright, let's not slag the ship any more than it's already crying engines have been.But we're stealing the ordinance. I'm iffy on yoinking the armor since it'll probably interfere with the stealth a bit.
>>4871129We get double the bounty for bringing him in and even more from the ship plus we get in good graces with the power of the station we are staying at. I see no reason to fake his death
>>4871129+1 million. Doing anything other than this is absurdly stupid.
>>4871131Because he might have more dirt on Sadia, and we can get more plot, do any of you have a brain?
>>4871140Ah, so just being a metagaming faggot then.
>>4871140You don't need to open his ship for that. You don't even need to declare him dead for that. All you have to do is comm back "Yeah I'm coming back to the station." and that's the end of it. Then you can talk to Faggert as much as you want until we get back.Adding steps needlessly doesn't make a plan better. He'll probably tell us right away why he hates them but without duress he isn't going to tell us any accomplices if he has any. And earning his trust by "faking" his death won't change the fact he doesn't trust us. Because we literally just hunted him down and broke his arm.
>>4871140why do we even need "dirt" on sadia, everyone knows they are a fucking space mafia
>>4871129>Why do three anons want to make a huge convoluted plot that involves making enemies with the federation and sadia corp for almost no benefit
>>4871140>>4871140>Because he might have more dirt on SadiaWe can just interrogate him for info on Sadia while keeping him alive, anon. >We can get more plotThere's plenty more plot to be had AFTER taking a massive bounty and not screwing our successful mission up.
>>4871148+1 for fucking the Federation cunts still going with the Clone army idea
>>4871151Ooh oohh OOH OH AH AH AH AAAAHH Monkey good at shitflinging.
>>4871026>Open a communication channel to your ship and tell Cylia that you have the bounty secured>Put Laggard's vessel on a course to Xebric Station and tell your crew to follow suit
>>4871155the ship doesn't uh... have juice
>>4871151lol, blowing up the ship for no reason was never going to happen. David isn't a retard.
>>4871144>Metagaming...how you dumbass, this is literally a self made plot, are you saying the guy looting Sadia shipments is somehow ignorant on Sadia? Were you dropped on your head after eating glue?>>4871146Okay, then we don't need too tow the ship if we don't need to bring back proof.>>4871147Yeah, but not enough to do anything, but it could mean fancy loot we can take.>>4871149>We can just interrogate him for info on Sadia while keeping him alive, anon.Are you so brain damaged that you think I was going to say kill our little informant? Who else would we talk to.>There's plenty more plot to be had AFTER taking a massive bounty and not screwing our successful mission up.I want lizard co pilot.>>4871148Because fun and you take to damn long to update.
Why did 4chan eat my post?
>>4871162You get two a day so i don't burn out, big boy.Some of my favorite quests only run on weekends, or only get a couple posts a week. People got shit to do.
>>4871162Oh, there it is. Weird.
>>4871165Because you deserve it.
>>4871168Then make it obvious instead of just going dark, most QMs call it for the night so people can go on doing their thing.
>>4871170You deserve these nutz
>>4871175Its the one complaint I got, when he's around not posting updates for hours its annoying.
>>4871182The 'tism is strong in that one
>>4871182Answering lore or questions is one thing, doing neither and not making updates is still annoying.
>>4871162>Okay, then we don't need too tow the ship if we don't need to bring back proof.We're going to get profit out of his ship via salvage, stripping it or selling it you dumb cunt.>Are you so brain damaged that you think I was going to say kill our little informant? Who else would we talk to.He's our bounty not our informant you dumb cunt.>I want lizard co pilotHe's our bounty not your fucktoy you dumb cunt.
>>4871180Man it's almost like people have shit to do
>>4871190Kek. Even if i didn't have shit to do, i'd still want to enjoy my hobbies. It's not like i get paid for this.I wonder if that dude's off his meds tonight.
>>4871189>He's our bounty not our informant you dumb cunt.He can be both if we make him.>We're going to get profit out of his ship via salvage, stripping it or selling it you dumb cunt.So why say we aren't towing it back?>He's our bounty not your fucktoy you dumb cunt.Big projection fag, have anything you want to say?>>4871190>>4871187Already answered.
>>4871090Why would we do this. I can get asking the guy questions, but I doubt he's got anything of equivalent worth to his bounty and the price of his ship.
>>4871191Then call it, so I can switch threads. I don't give a shit if you take time for your hobbies.
>>4871191don't worry QM he is giving us the entertainment we need until you post.
>>4871199Yes, i'm killing the quest and never coming back. You can leave forever now, thanks.>>4871200tfw i'm already supposed to be in bed but i haven't had dinner yet
>>4871172>T-t-tell me when you're l-leaving senp-p-paiHoly hell what a loser. Maximum kek
>>4871198He's spent awhile being consistent with looting their shit, where has he stashed his loot?>>4871200Not for long unless someone wants more mech pics.
>>4871199who is holding a gun up to your head forcing you to stay here 24/7How long have you been off your meds that you lost the basic ability to multi-task you fucking tangerine. >>4871203It happens sometimes
>>4871203Go eat dinner fag. Starving sucks ass.
>>4871209It's a joke, lad. I've been on the internet a long time, i'm used to spergs.
>>4871207Hey woah some people like tangerines. Make him a more useless fruit, like uh fuggin durian or summat.
>>4871206What makes you think he stashed it instead of selling it or giving it to whatever pathetic exploited colony he's doing this on behalf of.Look why would this guy change his tune towards us when we just beat in 2 doors on his ship and broke his arm anyway.
>>4871207I want consistency or a schedule.>What the fuck are you on bro? Just chill alright?I'm perfectly chill, you faggots are so uncreative as to question faking a prisoners death so he can be exploited by us. And one dude misused metagaming in a sentence.>>4871215Don't know, that's why we find out before dumping him.>Look why would this guy change his tune towards us when we just beat in 2 doors on his ship and broke his arm anyway.Because we are playing a Marine that finished his tour of duty and has a very creative mind.
>>4871125>>4871129Hey now, I'm just saying that if we do something we should do it right.I could go either way, honestly.
>>4871217You were literally, out of character, trying to create plot hooks. Thats metagaming you dumb cunt.
>>4871259>Out of characterIn what way, its been 1 and a quarter sessions, unless your in a DM call with the QM and have info we don't.>trying to create plot hooks. Again, unless you know something we don't, I'm proposing some shadow running stuff to get more shit. That is derailing the current plot for a new mission at worst, not metagaming you window licker. Use the word right you tard.
>>4871220Damn CIA over here built like a Kenshi character
>>4871267That is a game I haven't heard in a long time, never got a chance to play the sequel though.
>>4871270>never got to play the sequel>which hasn't been released yetGee I wonder fucking why.
>>4871275Wait, what? I thought it was released like 2 years after the first, what happened? Did it get canned?
>>4871090>>4871100>>4871105>>4871109>>4871110>>4871111>>4871112>>4871113>>4871115>>4871117>>4871120>>4871122>>4871125>>4871126>>4871128>>4871129>>4871131>>4871132>>4871136>>4871140>>4871146>>4871147>>4871148>>4871149>>4871162>>4871259>>4871265>>4871267>>4871270you morons do realize we can use torture to give us information more specifically chinese water torture
>>4871275Wait, no, I mixed up the names of another game. Never mind. I was thinking of Genji. Kenshi is that single player RPG thing right?
>>4871111>>4871129We can see if he'll pay us off double the bounty on his head.If he's ship raiding for this long hes probably made more than double or triple the bounty on his head.Just have to interrogate him a bit.
>>4871290If you knew anything about anything you'd know the torture is incredibly unreliable. After a while people will say whatever you want to hear. Whether it's true or not.
>>4871298how about putting him in the airlock and threaten to jettisoned him out by pushing the once and the cancel the action over and over again
>>4871301>If torture's unreliable why don't we just put him in a situation where he REALLY has good reasons to tell us whatever we want to hear
>>4871304or shove him in a dark empty room with a hidden camera with him naked and make it seam like days had pass
>>4871306No bro just suck on his nuts until he begs for mercy. That'll do it.
>>4871311That's stupid, but far from the worst plan I've heard in the last 6 hours.
>>4871026I support at least asking Laggard the nature of his grudge. Curiosity for its own sake, but there's value in learning the shape of the leviathan we bed with.
>>4871298You clearly don't know much about torture then.Torture can work if you know what your doing and if you can get into the persons mind while knowing enough to vet or filter information.
>>4871350Cool. Give me the psyche profile for a literal alien we know absolutely nothing about other than "he hates sadia".It won't work dude.
>>4871366We can make one right now if you want.
>>4871385You do you. I ain't gonna bother. I already gave my two cents on the torture. If you wanna do it for funsies you go right ahead.
The fuck happened in the thread while I was gone
>>4871420Someone had a stroke, anon didn't take his meds, and by golly the quest died rip
>>4871168As a eurofag I very much appreciate your schedule.
I usually like to make an attempt to follow along on thread discussions, but I'm not feeling it. Too much autism for me to consume in one sitting.Instead I wanna talk about the chaingun phaser. A phaser can fire off several times a second.the example chaingun Cochrane mentioned required 6 phaser for 20 shots per second.Depending on the dimensions of the phasers and if they can be made to be narrow will determine how many barrels we can have before it becomes to cumbersome to wield. Carrying it isn't an issue, but turning around and making sure it doesn't touch the ground sort of is.Should we go for broke and get 24 phaser for a 80 shots a second?A legally purchased phaser might run for 150 credits a pop, and we'd need a motor for every 6 barrels so that's 100 or less per motor. Final cost will run us up maybe less than 4k credits for a sick riot control weapon that can suppress a crowd or entire hallway.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4RiDEI81tI
>>4871636Fully on board with 24 phasers but 150 was for a cheap phaser so we should probably do a bit of shopping before we finalize on the type of phaser we choose.
>>4871636You know now that I think of it, given how much better our weapons are why were we going to make a /phaser/ gatling instead of a regular gatling anyway?
>>4871771Shits and giggles?
>>4871636If you work with your engineer to draw up a design, you could get it fabricated without having to buy a bunch of phasers and glue them together.By completely ignoring the design intentions of a normal phaser, you could much more easily create a gatling phaser that you could lug around.Powered by it's own antimatter reactor and storing energy using oversized supercapacitors, cooled by drawing air through the internals with a fan attached to the motor...It might be a little heavy, since the antimatter bottle would need to be shielded, but you could achieve the ridiculous rate of fire you want. Something in the 50kw range.It would have overheating problems, but so do real miniguns. As long as you don't hold down the trigger and keep going until it pops, it'll be fine.Something like that would actually be great to mount on your ship as an automated anti-troop weapon.>>4871771A minigun needs to be extremely heavy for a lot of reasons. Thick barrels to resist warping and chamber pressure, a heavy motor to spin those barrels, not to mention a backpack filled with car batteries and ammo just to use the damn thing.In terms of personal weapon overkill, phasers beat out gunpowder and lead due to sheer weight.
>>4871777Aah well I guess that's fair. It'll be the 'big guns' but not the 'biggerest guns'
>>4871779I still want those 20mm cannons mounted on the nose of the ship when we get back. Other than that I'm sure our Gatling laser will do good for us when we eventually get our power armour. >>4871780Should we bring up the antimatter cannon idea to Kyla?
>>4871785Ah yes, the ol' antimatter bullet?Highly illegal! Highly dangerous! Extremely effective!Sure, you could bring it up to her any time.
Speaking of Earth,We really need some gameplan on how to approach it once our dude gets his head screwed on straight on the issue..Lots of people will want a fuckton of things and a lot of them not that good for us.But with a stealth ship we could run a recruitment campaign to buff up the human numbers in our crew and get a contingent of human agents whom we could make to be loyal if not to us then to the outfit in general.It's also probably the nr 1 major export earth could provide to the galactic market.Fighting bodies that exceed the capacity of competing services. We will need at lest one decent accountant, and one decent to good lawyer with lobbying experience or some other kind of political operative, probably of the more don't thread on me snek outlook variant if possible or merc enough to be flexible on his positions and enough money to make bribing him pointless. Then round it up with something like a platoon strength recruited mass of fighters to use as the starting employee/ collaborator pool, who will do a first tour on the whole alien merc market.While we do this perhaps some kind of relatively easy to get and easy to reproduce alien gear or technologies we can patent and sell off on earth to make connections with various megacorps and one or two to hold for ourselves to produce on our own, with a factory in some relatively important state in the us and some good voting block in the EU that is not expensive. Thinking not west europe, with lots of population. That way we get the Atlantic hemisphere invested and them more predisposed towards following in our footsteps and not completely sideline us to some glorified historical footnote. If we can keep the merc market scounting operation relatively secret in having the first wave not leak this shit and do a second induction, with viable alinemerc veneterans as leaders of their own squads or platoons of new recruits we should be set by the time we are done with wave to to have a regiment of experienced merc troopers that know how it is out there, enough business and political ties to earth that we will be in a nice position once the whole thing gets revealed.After that it depends on how we want to play it. We will have the largest body of men experienced with the aliens, and the largest collection of xenotech and one of the main provider of a lot of it with legal claim to it in the western earth legal system.We would be way to annoying to box in or shunt somewhere away and we will be able to take a seat at the big boy table on how to handle the whole aliens thing.
>>4871785You mean the radiation cannon? Either way, nah I don't think so. If we're looking for weaponry to address potential hard targets in the future let's just build a spacetech RPG with a shaped charge warhead. It's extremely valuable to us that our technology simultaneously flies under the legislative radar while being more effective than what's commonly used out here anyway. We should leverage that as far as it'll take us. Though shaped charge explosive are basically just babbies first particle beam, so I wonder if they'd be picked up or not.
>>4871791just wait till our crewmates hear about the desert of utah, they'll shit their pants
>>4871786Speaking of guns, how is armoured ground warfare for aliens? Do they still use tracks or are they hovering?>>4871791I just wanna fuck over the Galactic council >>4871792I thought the antimatter cannon and the radiation cannon were two separate thing. Pretty sure I wanted robots equipped with Radiation guns for the most effectiveness. Also we can just say our antimatter cannon is actually just a tank gun we strapped on so all good.
>>4871797This quest is prone to 'tism and overly long /k/ rants so I must've missed that one somewhere. Can you describe the antimatter cannon, or is it not really any more complex than its name?
>>4871797"Ground" vehicles typically hover using miniaturized gravity generators and air jets.They tend to be armored against lasers and not much else.>>4871802The antimatter cannon wasn't a cannon.The idea was to stick a tiny, grain-sized nugget of antimatter into a bullet which could be fired from a gun, and explode on impact.The downside is that, obviously it's very dangerous to carry that sort of thing around, and since it's so small the containment field wouldn't last long once you took it out of the container, requiring it to be fired quickly.
>>4871786I forget if you've answered this question or if has been asked yet:Have the aliens come up with Coil- or Railguns? Or have they scoffed at the concepts entirely because they're too good for kinetics?>>4871791>Speaking of Earth,>We really need some gameplan on how to approach it once our dude gets his head screwed on straight on the issue..>>David arrives on Earth Orbit>>"Yoo aliens are real!">>Refuses to elaborate further>>leavesJokes aside, I think we need to get Earth to just fucking STOP sending "hey, were here! Come visit!" messages to space for one.Think about it. Prey species hold the most power in the galaxy. What do you think will happen if they learn of a Predator species on the cusp of proper space travel tech?The United Council or whatever the reigning galactic body was called might just glass Earth as a knee-jerk reaction.
>>4871791Anyway for State i would like a pseudo xenotech factory to be in Florida, just for Florida Man.Texas might be a better choice however. All incorporated in Delaware of course.for a EU country to pull a mirror act, dunno. somewhere in east Europe for better return on our bribe, er, lobby money, and the ones with highest population are Poland and Romania. One of those two I guess.>>4871797>fuckton of mercs that are in essence supersoldiers to the alien fighting markets should fuck up their operations.The availability of such will make funding bostoner tea party events and cochrane style contributions rather affordable to those getting human mercs.https://youtube.com/watch?v=pU-kFUJoJEURemember if you get a foot in the door to the circles of power at home you can sell them on the idea that it would be best for us if we can chart our own course instead of eventually becoming the councils attack dog at the very best. To that end they would sign off on well, doing the above stunts, be it ourselves or other new third parties that are totally not CIA, MI6 or FSB funded, but completely private. They just happen to land lucrative contracts in places that on average tends to inconvenience the galactic council.
>>4871803Sounds like it'd be better to have an entire gun with the sole purpose of safely housing and firing this bullet once. That way we don't have to worry about needing to fire it quickly, seeing as combat is unpredictable. No more dangerous than carrying high explosives on us either, seeing as either one would kill us just as dead if things went wrong.
>>4871804Aliens do in fact have railguns.They're reserved entirely for military ship-to-ship combat and are only used at close ranges, but they do have them.>>4871804>David just uploads schematics for slipspace/frame shift drives and their prerequisite tech all over the internet>"It is done." -David the Destroyer
>>4871806The great thing about C4 is that it's just fuckin' playdough unless you set up the detonation properly.You can use it as a fuel pellet to heat up a can of beans safely, by literally just lighting it on fire.
>>4871802Exactly as it’s named>>4871803I wonder what would happen if we were to make a T-34 but replace the steel with ablative armouring (forgot the material but we had one). Don’t think they could cope with sloped armour and kinetic rounds. Also I thought the antimatter cannon was also something we would mount to the ship since that was the original idea or is that the radiation cannon? >>4871805We hire Florida men as the best of the best. Other then that I personally want galactic scale revolt against the council so we can take control but whatever works. Once we get back to Earth though we should remove all these agencies because they are a cancer.
>>4871812>>4871812>We hire Florida men as the best of the best. Other then that I personally want galactic scale revolt against the council so we can take control but whatever works. Once we get back to Earth though we should remove all these agencies because they are a cancer.You remove those you get others. Said cancer is intrinsic to human society and keeping power. The only thing you can do is mitigate some of the excesses and stupidity.They are the same as the cancer of bureaucracy, or the totally not a one party system regardless of how many parties you have due to the whole ruling social class.These things are intrinsically linked to complex society that cannot get rid of only flutily fought against and then getting them later under another name to maintain the new system - and you personally eliminated if you are against said implementation.Might as well try and take some advantage of playing them a bit and then reducing their relevancy by exporting the more problem ridden parts off earth.
>>4871779>Thick barrels to resist warping and chamber pressureBarrel diameter and contour on rotary guns is purely a function of heat transfer capacity. Basically a heat sink, once the rate of temperature transfer is exceeded on a ground mounted rotary gun (anything mounted on a flying platform has more than enough cooling capability just from high speed airflow), then the barrels start to warp, though on most Murican designs, the de-linker will cut the feed and motor when the barrels change shape, they are mounted and bound together such that a catastrophic failure wont blow up the gun, just cut the motor.
>>4871791>It's also probably the nr 1 major export earth could provide to the galactic market.We Dorsai now?
>>4871810It makes anything cooked on it taste like crap
>>4871817Well, it's burning plastic.But the smartest man who's eaten the most crayons would just wait until the beans are warm before opening the can.
>>4871816>Dorsaihttps://youtube.com/watch?v=EVCtCWXB2W4Kind of? But not really, maybe a very initial promoter of such a split. 12 yo veteran of the core is not really the norm for earth people, but kind of in a relatively low percentage number of elite in martial aspects.That being said, even green recruits are going to be worth the money for aliens, so... kind of, yeah...
>>4871636You don't have to read every single post, either skim or skip them.I want to see a multi lens energy beam handheld wrist gun with multiple settings like whip mode or scatter slash mode that lashes out and burn a carved swath through bodies, or electric mode that jumps through whole groups of people like a electric beam of plasma.
>>4871813Can we at least get rid of the Mossad?>>4871822We should make a prototype plasma rifle and compare to see if it has a place.
>>4871832you can... deal with them like with all the others.physically remove as much of them as possible from earth and into the galaxy, and preferably also reduce their funding.I mean it is a big galaxy. We simply have to find a fuckton of very important alien jobs spooks critically have to do.
>>4871837>>4871832I mean, with exporting a fuckton of mercs someone has to make sure that no one in the alien leadership will simply think that blowing up earth is the way to solve that problem, and of course making the necessary PR of humans not being to blame for the fighting- that is the employer, humans are just really good at it.Basedou know a lot of governments and a lot of jobs to make certain they don't send the fleet to find and bomb earth and of course to make humans be less blamed for everything there is wrong under the stars.glowies should have at least some experience on doing that? right?very important job. keep earth from being blow up by the scared aliens...
>>4871807>David just uploads schematics for slipspace/frame shift drives and their prerequisite tech all over the internetthats actually fucking genius QM why land on earth and get the ship taken away by the military or some people of power when you could just spam schematics and messages all over the internet I was always thinking of how get the earth to the galactic stage without fucking anything of our ship and our crew by not being near itthis is by far the best option when you have nothing that could stand up with you as one of the people with power
>>4871839>>4871839>Basedou knowBecause you knowAt least for one generation every intel operative that is not of paramount importance to be holed up on earth due to something or another will get posted to monitor and organize shilling campaigns amongst aliens. That should at least be one generation of relative peace on earth. The next generation is going to be someone else problem. We have done our job.
>>4871841Or if you are patient you can the one who drip feeds some alien knick knacks on patent and produces one or two of those in electorally critical areas, thus creating your own relatively powerful group that sits at the table of the high and mighty.for that you need to have some kind of patience to play the long game. as in a minimum of 5 years or so until it pays of.The internet upload is nice in a kind of wash your hands of it, but at the end of day its going to be the same people who are going to get it, whereas if we are patient we can be part of said group and even direct its path as the obvious candidates to propose a first approach.Especially if we make use of our stealth ship to not disclose the location of earth or to disclose our alien stuff when we first return or visit.either way it is a question of if we want to get involved in earth stuff or simply fuck about with aliens while just doing the bare minimum with earth.
I still think we should keep second contact casual by visiting mom and dad with our alien gf
>>4871026Cylia watches as you drag him back through the docking port, kicking and screaming. It's starting to get annoying, so you "accidentally" slam his head against the door frame to shut him up."Whoops.""You're really rough on our bounties, you know.""It's better for them in the long run. If i had to listen to that for much longer i'd have killed him. Kyla, take a look at his ship's engines. You don't have to get them back online, but if you could seal up the gas tubes and get the RCS online it would make getting it back to port much easier.""Awww man, i just got out of that damn space suit!""So what are we going to do with him? It's not like we have a brig in here, and he's gonna sleep off that concussion eventually.""Easy. I'm gonna freeze him.""In the cryo-stasis pods? Aren't you a little curious about why he's so pissed at Sadia?""Sure, but at the end of the day it doesn't really matter. I still need to get paid, and i can't let him go if i don't want to piss Sadia off. Do me a favor and let the cargo ship know we got him, would you?""Alright..."After dragging Laggard over to the pods, you pat him down for any other weapons he might have and find a second phaser hidden down his pants, along with a knife.Thoroughly disarmed, you shove him into the pod for a nice nap and head back towards his ship. Kyla is already busy inspecting the damage outside, but you're worried about what might be inside.You know Cylia said mercs work alone, but there's always a chance.You sweet each room again, much more thoroughly this time. Cylia has had time to cool down and joins you after a while.After going over the whole ship three times, you're relatively confident that nobody else is hiding in here. You also note that it's a lot more comfortable than the grey's ship, even if it's smaller.For one thing, it has a proper bed with carpeted flooring and a real toilet and shower. The greys just don't care about that sort of thing, and that's just another reason to hate them for existing."Hey Dave, what does the fuel pressure sensor read?""Still zero.""Okay, lemme just... there! How about now?""Uhhhh... oh hey! Starting to rise now.""Sweet! As long as that weld holds above 87 psi we're good!""This ain't gonna drain our ship too much, is it?""Nah, you blew the storage tanks on this baby to hell, so we just gotta charge the lines. It's practically nothing.""Alright, good. Get the struts in place and we'll tow her back home.""Hey, if you're breaking this ship down for parts, i call dibs on the blue box!""Sure, take whatever you want. What's a blue box, though?""It's the ship's AI core, very high technology and generally expensive. Not all ships have a real one, but this guy's does!""Oh, well that's nice. I'm sure you'll do something interesting with it.""Hehehehehe.""Don't laugh like that, it's creepy."
>>4871874Well we told them we have him so there's no backing out now.Doubt we will even listen to the dudes story at this point.Also the blue box comes out of Kyla's pay. That stuff sounds expensive.
>>4871886It is, but so are the laser cannons.Are those coming out of your pay?Just saying, it's a good idea to treat your people well.If you engineer wants some scraps, it's probably a good idea to let her have them.
>>4871886>>4871888coch has a point, docking something out of somone's pay arbitraly is not a good idea if you wanna foster long-term mutually beneficial relationbs with somone.someone like our fungal goblin here
>>4871888>laser cannons...... Are we keeping the lasers for ourselves to turn into handheld weapon for combat?I thought we were gonna put it all into the pool?At least the lasers could go into the ship pool and added to the ship without going through the currency conversion and back to lasers.
>>4871893Got to milk em first before we have a taste.
>>4871897what does that even mean?
>>4871786>>4871785What about a gun that uses antimatter as the propellant?IE, instead of a chemical reaction to propel a sug, we use a matter-antimatter reaction to propel it.
>>4871894...They're going on your ship, man.You guys really want to stomp around in power armor just to squish the equivalent of wheelchair-bound children, huh?>>4871900I can't even begin to describe how unbelievably overcomplicated and unnecessary that is
>>4871888On a scale of "Can be sold in broad daylight" to "You need potentially shady connections to sell it", how expensive are we talking here? Just asking for future reference, right now I'm content with letting Kyla have this one.>>4871900Dear god, that just sounds needlessly powerful for a simple handheld firearm. the amount of crap needed to make that safe would make the gun unwieldy methinks.Now, using something like that for the spinal cannon of a dreadnought or capital ship on the other hand...
>>4871803What would happen if we just brought a pressurized water canon, could that break bones?
>>4871901But does that not describe humanity?>>4871902That's more in the vein of what I was thinking.My original concept was to simply use a nuclear reaction as the propellant, but then I heard "antimatter" and realized you can get way more bang for your buck.
>>4871904I'm pretty sure that if it can throw people into walls on earth, it can do it in space even better.
>>4871902A low-end quantum blue box is around 25k credits. They're very useful and very valuable. They also aren't something that can be made on a nanofab, and can be hard to find at times.There's nothing shady about them, but you can consider it a similar situation to the current GPU shortage where you'd have to sell your house for a 1060.Sure, you could get by on intel integrated graphics, but there are some things you're just not going to be able to do without a real GPU.>>4871905It describes a kickstarter scam more than anything.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cp-BGQfpHQ
just give her the blue box, it's not anythin exeedingly rare, i bet if we continue hunting bounties we'll find more of them soon enough
>>4871901>You guys really want to stomp around in power armor just to squish the equivalent of wheelchair-bound children, huh?It's a psychological warfare tactic! The faster we introduce the galactic community to glorious Human Engineering, the faster we'll lull them into a false sense of security!>Ayys: "Okay, I think we've seen everything this one human can come up with. They can't possibly get any crazier than this!">Human Species: *chuckles* "Observe.">On that day, the galaxy was introduced to the concept of drop pods
>>4871918"FIRE BOARDING TORPEDOES"
>>4871914Except instead of it being a stupid idea because we want to milk money out of rich idiots, it's a stupid idea because we like explosions and want to accelerate something to an appreciable fraction of C without an engine.Say, if an antimatter cannon doesn't work, would a space-based version of the Russian ground-to-orbit Nuke cannon work?
>>4871901>You guys really want to stomp around in power armor just to squish the equivalent of wheelchair-bound children, huh?I do now!
>>4871914Just ignore that anon and give e her the blue box. I'd like to know what she'll be working on when she's done. I have the feeling it might be some infantry sized drone.
>>4871901We love bullying cripples >>4871934let her have it I am sure she can make something useful out of it
>>4871810>>4871817You guys have lived a nice life, huh
>>4871874>"Hehehehehe."don't goblins go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Or4hfVSvA
>>4872082It was translated.
>>4871807I'm pretty sure that China would immediately do something stupid like take advantage of their greater manufacturing capabilities since they're the start of everyone's supply chain to try and take over the world/galaxy via making a fleet. China might be inferior on high end designs because they haven't been able to steal them yet, but us uploading that on the internet would skip past that. We would have to destroy those commie bastards first and foremost
>>4871914What would happen if we were to extrapolate the idea of quad cores and hook up a bunch of AI to each other? Would they work better or would they bicker?
>>4872124I mean if the gooberment really wanted they could yoink all major business out of China and pick up the slack relatively quickly. But no one wants to foot the bill for that.RIP
Best option is to form BasedCorp in the United States. We have not really done anything illegal, so legally we can probably just set up shop and show everyone the finger. Collaborate with the United States and the tech will trickle down to our allies, and probably not China.Immense profits go to our person and we get to be a happy patriot. Or we can do some gay (no homo) shit like give it to the U.N.Best idea is make a golden age of private space business. The United States already has crazy competition in the space industry today. If SpaceX had this kind of tech, every rock in the solar system would have a probe on it, and every planet a colony.
Let’s just pick up the few thousands Rhodesian holding on in Zimbabwe and make a space Empire, Nobody will notice they are missing anyways and QM said we could achieve biological immortality.
>>4872153'tis the story of rhodesia, a land most fair and great
>>4872153>NeoRhodesia is formed
>>4872167yes that is our long term goal; MRGA
>>4872124pretty sure the plan was to wipe the chicoms off the face of the earth because they tried to nuke us. and for being commies.
>>4872180>tfw literally erasing an entire massive country because they mistakenly attacked us without even knowing itNow THAT is the most American thing I can think of.
>>4872180just be shure to do it while saluting a bald eagle and rocket jumping at the same time
>>4872186Fuck the commie chinks, literal locust subhumans.
>>4872267What about the noncommie chinks?
>>4872273They aren't in China, they can get by. We crush main commie cities and remove the heads of the snakes.
>>4872205Only if we're also holding a shovel.
>>4872277>>4872267If we do it the patient way we could use alien toys and our future cadre of alien experienced mercs to deal with communism.From what I understand we need to get the proper people. Rhodies, East euros, the proper south Americans, etc. People who are already allgined and anti commie. The problem with the last two is that they have this strange love hate relationship with the bigg daddy government and sometimes slip into socialisms for the strangest fucking reasons.With that and some xenoscatech we should be able to locate most of the important people in the party, and say two or three levels below it and then make our public reveal of alien space ships and civilizations to be a massive private IP enforcement that eliminates the top layers of the communist party in China. No need to nuke it. We can be very targeted about it.Maybe even get something analagouse to the shiawese decision and get extraterritoriality for our properties.
>>4871818To be fair to it, it does taste a lot better than kebabs cooked over a diesel firepit while buried.
>>4871914Antimatter grenades is a no go, but what if the anti matter bullets were stored in a back mounted ammo case+containment field?>backpack stores blackhole bullets and keep them from prematurely going off.>chaingun trigger causes backpack to dispense deathbullets down enclosed ammo-belt (like those 20mm Vulcan cannons in fighter planes)
I doubt we can miniaturize it, but given that the FTL drives work via bending space around the vehicle, isn't that also a legitimate way to make one impervious to attack via bending space around you?
>>4872566>this weapon costs 2e04 credits to fire>for .12 seconds
Okay....what about Chainswords, or at least Chain Bayonets, Chain Knives, Chain Axes?
>>4872598All terrible in practice.
>>4872603But chainsaws are cool, and horrifying.
>>4872607And a logistics nightmare when you think about what the average astartes is using them for.If all you need is to cut shit, get a proper sharp axe and learn how to use the damn thing.
>>4872618A chain axe or chain knife should be fine.
>>4872618Better yet a forearm mounted chainsaw.
>>4872625Wait, Power Fist with adjustable Chainsaw blade.
>>4872598Chain weapons only work if you throw out your 40K perception of them and use an actual chainsaw blade.Like the only way I can see one working is literally just a particularly long, skinny chainsaw.
>>4872657So long as we can Rev up Menacingly I will be happy. But with that out of the way, how about gun blades, shotgun axes, knife guns, gun knives, a Chechen Grenade Launcher?
>>4872657Chainsaws inevitably fail when coming into contact with clothing or hair.
>>4872661How about not. No fun allowed here.
>>4872688Yeah, but they don't fail as hard if it's an actual chainsaw and not a 40K abomination.>>4872661>Gun bladesOnly if you use the historical model for it and not the final fantasy one.>Shotgun axesIt requires a (relatively) weak shotgun and a special grip (more handle than pistol grip, look one up for yourself to see what I mean), but it can work pretty well. Out of all the combination weapons tried historically, this is one of the most functional.>knife gunsAssuming you mean a gun that shoots knives, google the ballistic knife.>gun knivesExisted historically, not the best gun or knife, probably better to just use one of each.>Chechen grenade launcherNo idea what that is.Really, a normal bayonet on a good rifle is the best. If I had to take one from your list I'd take the shotgun axe.
>>4872708Indeed. Bayonet is fine. More than fine, good even.
>>4872708>Yeah, but they don't fail as hard if it's an actual chainsaw and not a 40K abomination.I mean a complete stoppage is a complete stoppage.
>>4872716It takes longer for a realistic chainsaw to stop. Or I assume it would at least, I don't think anyone's tested that.
>>4872723It's pretty quick actually.
>>4871874When you ride into port hauling a damaged ship behind you, it turns some heads.The port authority immediately arrive to interrogate you, but let you through just as quickly when they see who you've got draped over your shoulder."Oh man, his face is all burned. What'd he do to him?""I don't want to know. Look at the way his arm is dangling. That's definitely broken."Plenty of people are talking about it as you drag your bounty directly down to the law office.As per usual, you drop him unceremoniously in front of Kenley's desk.Kenley casually glances over his desk, then goes back to typing at his computer."Got a big one today, huh? He's been harassing merchants around here for a couple years now. Real pest, that one.""Yep. Got my pay?""All business, huh? Here you are."Your holopad dings, and you confirm the amount. 50,000 credits right into your bank account.That's 25 for the ship, then 8.3k for each of the crew."Pleasure doing business, officer.""Sure saves me some work."You feel a bit relieved now that you've got some scratch. But that doesn't last long, since you feel like something is off the second you step out of the law office.Whoever it is, they aren't stupid enough to attack you right outside of what is essentially a police station. You draw your pistol and walk back to the ship, but nothing happens in the end.When you get there, Kyla is busy inspecting the ship for damage and Cylia is busy looking at her bank balance."Someone was watching me. I couldn't find them, but i could feel it.""What do you mean you could "feel" it? You just said you couldn't see them. Aren't you imagining things?""Fuck no. I trust my instinct, and my instinct tells me i'm being hunted.""You're not a wild animal, David. Calm down.""I'll calm down when everyone who's got a problem with me is dead.""Oh come on..."You can't help but pace back and forth around the ship. You feel cornered for some reason.So you do what you always do. Whether you're in public, at home or wherever else. You always sit with your back against the corner, so that nobody can sneak up on you.The feeling doesn't go away. Not after one hour, or two, or even three. You just sit in the corner with your pistol on your lap, ignoring Cylia's protests all the while.(Fine,) you think to yourself. (if you're not going to move, then i'll just have to lure you out.)So you pretend to be sleepy. Slowly, over the course of fifteen minutes or so, you slump over in your chair with your eyes closed and just listen.Kyla and Cylia have already gone to bed. If there's anything in here with you, it's not going to be one of them.Roll 1d100, best of 3.DC20
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>4872752It was a trap, ha HA!
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>4872752
My bets are on some weird bug kid crawling on walls and shit watching us.
>>4872759good effort>>4872755you are sad boy who fails DC20 roll
>>4872752Personal cloaking device?A Nu-predator grassfed soibug.
>>4872760Meh, dice are dice, 4chans rolls are shit with my connection. Sometimes get back to back crits though.
>>4872755>>4872760hey at least he didnt roll a 1
>>4872764there is no universe in which lower is betterthis ain't golf>>4872766True. Then i'd have to punish you.Now then, off to bed for me. Not feeling well.
>>4872766There was a 1 in his post.
>>4872768>there is no universe in which lower is betterWhat about Straya?
>>4872180Reminder that, by nuking the ship we were one, the chinks literally saved our fucking life. David would've been experimented on and probably disposed of if China hadn't killed those greys. We suffered literally nothing from it (not even any radiation sickness) and got freedom and a cool space ship for it.
>>4872785That would mean being down in victoria or tasmania, and as lovely as the landscape is in tassie, being lower is indeed worse.
>>4872895The ayys drugs were wearing off and their equipment was struggling to contain us when we were awake. I bet we'd have had an opening to punch our way free through the grays.
>>4872898We already could have from the get to go if people didn’t constantly vote to go along with whathever the Greys wanted to do.
>>4872898Anon, we would've been frozen solid. Qm explicitly said that the ayy we found on the floor in front of our pod was moments away from putting us into cryostasis.Maybe we could've escaped, maybe not. The nuke made it way easier and with much less anal probing.
>>4872895If idiots didn't vote for let the greys do whatever they wanted to us we wouldn't have to worry about nukes or being frozen.
>>4872895You're right. They indirectly saved us, or at least heavily facilitated our escape.However, that also gave us a good Casus Belli against chinks, communism and the enemies of America.No matter how beneficial the nuke was for us, we must do what is right for America.There must be war. God wills it.
>>4872895If they would've known there was a marine on board they'd have sent a second missile to finish the job.
>>4872930There were a few people who wanted to be probed in the butthole with a metal pecker, and were willing to do anything to get their probing.Fucking brainworm infested, emmental lookalike, vacuum between the ears bellends.
>>4873005Woah, easy up with the projecting there! TMI!
>>4873015I mean like its kind of cliché, but they were gonna do probing and a lot more.Honestly if it wasn't for the QM not wanting to kill us off right off the bat at the start and generate a new character, we wouldn't be playing as David.I'd wager that if the QM didn't make it abundantly clear for us or David with the greys monologuing on what they were gonna do to us, we'd still be trying to befriend the greys and repatriate them to their home world.
>>4873015He’s kinda right though; people voted to be ultra passive with the Greys, we shouldn’t have needed the Nuke to save our ass.
>>4873017Fucking idiots should have gone over to imaginary social worker quest instead of trying to make a marine do stupid things without first eating a box of crayons and 3 MRE slurry milkshakes.
>>4873020I get it and I agree for the most part, but no ones gonna learn or start using their noggin more if we rage at them over one mistake at the start.
>>4872972The other responses I got were reasonable but this is just retarded. What does China gain by killing some rando marine?Another reminder to any retards in this thread: China and America are two of the closest economic partners in the entire fucking world. Sometimes government officials cry and posture, but neither country will ever start a war or do anything violent. It would be bad for business.
>>4873043To expand, this means that if David is retarded enough to unilaterally attack China, it's just as likely to be the fucking CIA that tries to assassinate him as it is the PRC.Any plan to get rid of China would have to be long-term and not immediately violent. Like giving ayy tech only to western countries and sabotaging any attempts by China to get it, thus weakening chink global influence until they're no longer useful to the US.
>>4873043Looks like the only retard here is you for not picking up on the obvious satire.Besides, we all know chicom shills like you are too stupid to realize exactly what is happening behind the jade curtain.
>>4872916Or we wake up from a bunch of needles trying to jab us and kick the door open.
>>4873017>GM doesn't kill the character on the very first choice he included in his quest, the choice he wrote inWhoopdidoop!
>>4873018You can choose not to attack the enemy, but that doesn't mean the enemy isn't going to attack you.You're only in control of what David does here, and only up to a point.Even if people vote to strip naked and run around the station raping and killing everything in sight, i'm still not doing that for obvious reasons.The greys were never friendly. I made that as clear as i could.Had you killed or subdued them and commandeered the ship earlier, there would have been a chance to escape into space without getting nuked or to head back to earth immediately.
>>4873026>quest>mistakeGo back to vidya if you only care of "winning".
>>4873130Indeed, if people didn’t vote to be passive with the greys we could have done much better for ourselves.Ah well, what’s done is done.
>>4872752Strip naked, rape and kill whatever's tailing us, then proceed to the rest of the station! There are obvious reasons we should do this.
>>4873161I'm not sure, we got off pretty light. $5k in repairs is really not bad.
Back after 250+ posts, thank fuck that dark blue ID sperg left. Anyone else notice he tried to engage by asking some shallow questions about games and then promptly fucked off when people ignored him like the retard he is?
>>4873193jesus chist what a faggot
>>4871874>HeheheheheHmm, so we ARE breeding this, right?
>>4873210i don't know if we CAN
>>4873210>>4873212We do as Kirk would damnit, we try!
Hey, what would happen if we made a taser, or a cattle prod?
>>48731665k in repairs, lost cargo, a nuclear incident back on earth...>>4873268It would be a melee phaser.
>>4873271>>4873270I want to make Lord Palpatine Jokes. And every time an enemy scream what the hell we're talking about, our only reply shall be UNLIMITED POOOOOOOWAAAAAAAAH!
>>4873074>>4873131Are you retarded?
>>4873270Aah, hadn't thought about the lost cargo. As for the nuclear incident, who cares?That does remind me that the easiest/simplest way to take down China/Russia and solidify the West's power is probably to just to take down Chinese and Russian satellites while we're cloaked. Give the USA uncontested control of the highest ground.
>>4872752It's slight. Ever so slight, but you can hear it.The light patter of bare feet against metal.You do your best not to tense any muscles, move your eyes or change your breathing pattern at all. Nothing that would give you away.He draws closer and closer, until you hear him stop. That's when you strike.You reach out as quickly as you can, and find your hand wrapped around something slimy and invisible.There's a needle floating in the air. Your other hand lashes out, and you hear the crunching of bone."GYAAAAAAAAAAAH!"Whatever he is, he screeches as he slowly becomes visible. Patterns of color dance across his skin wildly around the point where you broke his arm.You clench down on this throat, and the screeching stops. Almost too late, you notice that he has more than one pair of arms. When you broke the upper arm, the needle he had dropped down to the lower arm!He's about to stab you with it, so you throw him hard against the far wall.To your surprise though, he doesn't smash against it and break some bones. Instead, he sticks to the wall and starts turning invisible again! He then proceeds to scurry through an open door into the hallway. It would be hard to get a shot off on him if he moves like that... but you've got a better idea."Computer, close and seal all doors on this ship.""Confirmed, all doors have been sealed.""Can you detect another life form on this ship besides me and my crew?""Negative, captain.""Alright. Max out the gravity in every room except for the bunk room for ten seconds, then return to 1g.""Confirmed. Diverting power to gravity generator."Five gees of gravity slam into you like a truck. You groan as you go from weighing 240lbs to 1200lbs over the course of a few seconds.But you were ready for that... sort of. You're still standing, just barely. But ten seconds might have been a bit too long... it's really uncomfortable, and if you fell right now it would hurt more than a little.But the timer does finally end, and then you see exactly what you were looking for.In the opposite corner of the room, the alien that attacked you is splattered against the floor with some nasty-looking injuries.Little bastard only pretended to leave the room, as you figured. He's still alive, but unconscious for the moment.After unsealing the doors, you drag him into the medical room and strap him down to the table."Let's see now... what can we get out of you?"...Yawning, Cylia walks out of the bunk room to find you washing up."Good morning, David. What are you covered in?""You don't wanna know. Anyways, i got some information about the bastards who attacked me the other day.""Oh? What did you find?""A few names, a few places. Not everything i wanted but it's a start. I'm gonna be heading back down to Zakera soon, if you want to join me.""Great, sounds like a wonderful time. Can't we have some breakfast first?""...Sure. How does fruit-filled nutrient paste waffles and jelly sound?"
>>4873320Had to reload and forgot my image. Here's your would-be assassin.
>>4873320Ha! Little bastards never expect the gravity chamber trick.
>>4873326Oh god....SOMEONE MAKE NUKES, DISNEY CAN NOT FIND OUT ABOUT THIS!
>>4873320Kek, Gravity is natures equalizer.
>>4873326>the mouse is after us even in space
>>4873326> The Mouse confirmed alien plant.
>>4873320I wonder if that needle would have even pierced the skin. The Grays had to triple the pressure in their injection thingy IIRC, would have been funny if this slimy fucker had ineffectively tried multiple times.Still, better safe than sorry.
>>4873341Sounds like we need power armor to be safe from these sorts of things. Or at least carbon nanofiber sheet subdermal implants.
>>4873343a bodyglove would also do just fine
>>4873326Actually, he look kinda tasty….
>>4873343>power armor>to protect from needlesDoes David just really, *really* hate needles?
>>4873358We can cookout later, after we find a new planet to crash on. Pretty sure we wouldn't get away making a spitroast on the ship, or the Space Station.
>>4873360I guess it was a Freudian slip I DO hate needles that much
Alright. We would need a ton of salt to dry the slimi meat but i think we could do. I do wonder what are the moral problems of it, in David's eyes.
>>4873371That's fair, injections suck.>>4873378It ain't human, it tried to kill him, it jumped on his ship, and it made a mess. Yeah, that's pretty eat worthy to me.
>>4873378The idea did cross his mind, but he's not a fan of it.As far as he's concerned, the smarter something is the less you should probably eat it, unless you're starving.He wouldn't be above cannibalism if it was to save his life, but he wouldn't eat a sentient being just because he wants a steak.
>>4873387So no Saiyan human horror in space then?
>>4873388Not likely.Animals though? Fair game.
>>4873378>>4873387Something something food chain, something something concentration.
>>4873389Time to find some spices and salt then, we grilling in space at some point. And the meat is anything and anything.
>>4873387We need to ask the computer to pull up information regarding this kind of alien, and we need to check if theres a bounty on them.We should also determine if these aliens can be detected with motion and thermal sensors.
>>4873396Does infrared even work on amphibians?
>>4873407Probably, I think radar is preferred. I am no marine biologist.
>>4873407a quick googles search tells me that amphibians don't maintain a constant body temperature, so infrared likely wouldn't work very well.But you know, it was a google search. Don't quote me on this
>>4873412"But you know, it was a google search.">Anon, 6/16/2021 circa 1200 CST
>>4873421Aw god dammit.
>>4873341wonder if we can inject a tracker/explosive in him without him knowing we did it. Tell him to tell his employers that we're coming after them after breaking half his arms. Track him going back and then just explode him from the inside.
>>4873421Carved into the annals of time, no going back now.
>>4873341I think it's best to assume that the aliens are capable of learning eventually instead of letting ourselves get surprised eventually>>4873396I think ambient sonar within the ship at a pitch none of the crew can hear would work. Maybe combined with a holographic display? Won't be on all the time, but It'll be useful for tracking invaders as time goes or our ship gets biggerOr we strap him down in the medical room to have the AI analyze exactly how this stealth works in order to copy it before he's released to the authorities
>>4873590That's not really useful for when we're inside the station and away from the ship. I was thinking something more portable.Scanning might not be nessassary if there is already info in the space internet explore.
Wow, this quest is picking up steam! 600 posts already :)
>>4873603Learn what light wavelengths he can perceive. Have a HUD that scans along those wavelengths because that species isn't going to camouflage to blend in with something they can't see.
>>4873620That's assuming the lizard alien thing relies on light waves for stealth, on not obtuse "alien" biological defense mechanism. I'm telling you. Just Boogle(tm).
Was that thing a predator?
>>4873630We have a ship designed to figure out how random weirdo aliens work designed for aliens probably dumber than us. I fail to see the problem here. Given that this is a black ops ship and it was incapable of detecting us, what we have here is prime material for upgrading the stealth capabilities of the ship at bare minimum. We might even be able to make stealth suits out of this dude via cloning his skin in vats.I'm personally assuming the skin works like a cuttlefish where the skin itself has eyes built into it to sense what colour should be camouflaged into.
>>4873590Hey, yeah our ship is specced for figuring out the way alien biology ticks so let's get to dissecting.Well partial dissecting, we shouldn't kill him until we know whether he has a bounty or not.
>>4873639Nope, just a sneaky boi.
>>4873648Injuries are no problem. Just do basic scans while he's whole and then sever an arm under the guise of it being a reminder not to fuck with us since lesser actions (like the previous asskickings) weren't enough to get idiots to back off.
>>4873653The little guys arent the ones we want to bully. It's their boss we should be after. We could rough him up into telling us about all his friends, their hideouts, caches of loot, sweatshops, etc. Then we cash in the info for big bucks.
>>4873650we need to invest in better security. Assassins are the worst :p
>>4873665Just wire the grenade's pin to the door. Can't go wrong with the classics.
>>4873669Doesn't help with critters that can stick close but be undetected and would just go in the door with us, exactly like the one we just dealt with.
>>4873669let's just hope no one sleepwalks around here. otherwise, we'll be one crewmate (Waifu) down.
>>4873669>>4873678>>4873683We should probably use a flashbang, then
>>4873669Nobody would see it coming, genius.
>>4873700If the alien comes pre-lubed, would that include his ass?
>>4873697What about that riot pellet mine, the one with an assload of rubber balls?
>>4873702Uhhh, maybe? If the slime coating itself is the thing throwing off the sensors, then I can only imagine it secretes from any pore or hole not in use. Did we sell off the Grey Anal probes, or do we have any left?
>>4873703Considering how squishy the aliens are, it might cause lethal harm.
>>4873669Boobytrapping your own house is a good way to get killed when lemon scented candles in our bedroom would make most enemies collapse in a hacking cough.
>>4873708Okay, but what if we made them really small, shit, what about Home Aloneing this ship? Is their any that would at least, NOT, be horribly lethal? At least to the species we met so far anyways?
>>4873711Where would we find lemons though?
>>4873715Well the thing you have to understand, most riot weaponry and "nonlethal" weaponry is EXPLICITLY "less-lethal", and not actually nonlethal. For example, someone could have an allergic reaction to tear gas, or you could swing too hard with a baton and crack someone's head open. If it's explicitly "less lethal" for humans, it's probably actually lethal for aliens.
>>4873718Eventually we're gonna find a fabricator that can reverse engineer materials via looking at our sense of taste.We also STILL didn't bother checking the cargo hold to see if there is any earth contraband on board.>>4873715Air conditioning. We get some winter or fall clothes (maybe some built in heat pads for our crew?) that we put on when first going into the ship and have the more normal temperatures in the common/sleeping quarters depending on the size of the ship. Any invaders that die, did so because they willingly committed suicide via going into an unlivable environment.
>>4873721Shit. So what about a wall of really weak tasers?>>4873730>We also STILL didn't bother checking the cargo hold to see if there is any earth contraband on board.To be fair, it was irradiated to hell an back, so its not like we could really do anything until the repairs were done, and anything in there would be, you know, radioactive.>Air conditioning. We get some winter or fall clothes (maybe some built in heat pads for our crew?) that we put on when first going into the ship and have the more normal temperatures in the common/sleeping quarters depending on the size of the ship. Any invaders that die, did so because they willingly committed suicide via going into an unlivable environment.That sounds real nice an comfy actually, it would give our crew members an excuse to steal our clothes to sleep in, and an excuse to share bunks to keep warm. Your brilliant.
>>4873754I think we should just straight up look into methods of crowd/riot control that were abandoned for not being effective enough.
>>4873755Um, I can't think of any, that Microwave gun would be lethal alot of them.
>>4873762Idea. You know those modded nerf guns that hurt like a bitch? Something like that.
>>4873768Okay, so, what if, and follow me on this, we use plastic rounds...wait a damn minuet, PAINTBALL GUNS! Or Airsoft, it works too. But with Paintball guns we can make custom ammo.
>>4873320Let's save the needle and jam it into the eye of the guy who wanted us dead
>>4873777do we have dog whistle on us it might cause any intruders to go down
>>4873781Pretty sure we spent the time torturing him.>>4873782Yeah, but we also have a cute Catgirl and Goblin girl with us, both of whom have big ears. Not really viable unless we are on our own. Unless we use it as a alternative to a flare? That could work, they would get mad if we accidentally set the place on fire trying to get their attention.
>>4873311>All our satellites and our satellites neighbor's go down.>Wests and American satellites perfectly fine>Blame west and America>???>Profit?>>4873412>>4873407>>4873396Motion sensors, air pressure change or consumption, pressure sensor on the walls floors or ceiling, maybe even pheromone sensors? I think radar has a pretty good chance to work, or a mini sonar even.
>>4873642>>4873648We totally need to give the alienboi the grey treatment and make a adaptive camo suit.
>>4873942Monofilament wire screen doors. You walk into it and become shredded cheese.
>>4873946I'd rather we have a more active home security system rather than something that can hurt us or our crew by mistake. We can also vent atmosphere and have a room fill with gas or attach flamethrower turrets or energy beam that can fill and sterilize entire rooms in seconds.Alternatively we can make a sort of laser net like in the resident evil move. I'd rather not have mono fibers that can break off and start floating around the ship and cause problems.Plus we can have an ever vigilant AI that can help us secure the ship.
>>4873954>something that can hurt us or our crew by mistake.All that does is help to build caution and strict survival protocols that carry over well into not falling for enemy traps.Yes. Nothing quite like an open hole over a pit of spikes in your entryway to teach you to watch where you step.
>>4873954Or we just put on a big heavy lock since they need industrial (by alien standards) equipment to break down a door.>>4873961I'm sure that will work perfectly when we're drunk or high from a botched attempt to kill us.
>>4873967>I'm sure that will work perfectly when we're drunk or high from a botched attempt to kill us.Well maybe you shouldn't let them try to kill you. Duh.
>>4873967Yeah, that's actually a great idea, I have no idea why we didn't think of this earlier. There're locks out there that can take .50 cal fire and remain closed, it wouldn't be a bad idea to pick one up when we drop by earth.
>>4873967Doubt we need padlocks on a spaceship and the doors probably would need hinges welded on them. We can just have like manually opened doors and have them installed with a "lock" function. I 'm fairly certain most surfaces on the grey ship are smooth and flat.Keep in mind the others are not human and won't share our constant vigilance and being on guard. We're soldiers, the girls are civilians. They didn't sign up for the crazy shit we are planning, and the short stack goblin girl seems a bit too clumsy for my comfort to be putting passive killing traps around the place.I'd rather more active computer or sensor activated traps, defenses, and security systems with the options of kill, stun, capture, or put to sleep. It gives us more options and flexibility on what to do to "guests" onboard.
>>4873967So what kind of lock are you thinking, some kind of puzzle lock?
>>4873997Anon, we want a manual lock because no one in their right minds will learn how to pick manual locks.>>4874018No, puzzle locks are meant to be solved.I nominate either a Squire lock or a Bowley lock. The former for good pick resistance and absurd destructive entry resistance, and the latter for good destructive entry resistance and absurd pick resistance.
>>4874025I don't know, how would we even mount the damn thing, turn the entrance into a literal garage door?
>>4874038Only if it has a stupidly loud action when it opens.
>>4873320You know... we should probably get that hypodermic needle checked out. See what's in the thing. Maybe also check the gauge and material to see if it was even able to inject us.
>>4873975That's the problem with these laws. They can basically send as much canon fodder as they want against us and we can't accidentally kill them back or else we get hunted down by the galactic police. Until they manage to get something capable of killing us on purpose or accident, they can pretend it was just regular old assault. Either the laws were stacked against carnivore species, or we need a space lawyer program to question on hypotheticals.Eg, the limits of self defense. Can we cryogenically freeze anyone that tried to kill us indefinetly.>>4874038We could just use it for a panic room/armoury since only we can deal with any mild fumes. Lure some unsuspecting bastard into a place we can survive that they can't.
>>4874057Question is, where can we hire a good space lawyer? We'll probably need one on crew.
Hey op have there been more instances of humans getting kidnaped by greys? because i pray to whichever poor soul tried kidnaping officer Clegane
>>4874052It was a big syringe full of insecticide. He was trying to kill you.
>>4874044>>4874057So, maybe expanding the ship with scrap we find and make a Space Hulk?
>>4874074That pic gives me an idea. BTW, what the general consensus on ideas? I lost track.>>4874077If we got a force field and had it concentrated around a forearm shield, would that make the shield kinda stronger since it wouldnt have to protect your whole body, just the shield?I mean would the poison had killed David?
>>4874074Jesus Christ, who the fuck is that, and why is he not the Mountain's Stunt Double?
>>4874074holy fuck its giga cop
>>4874086We could maybe try cutting up several ships into modular parts and try to piece then back together like a space mosaic. It sounds like it could be a ton (kek) of fun. Alternatively we could just have a fleet of ships.In star wars they had this globe merchant ship where those vulture droids would cling to the ceilings or exterior of the ship to save some space. We could maybe try doing something like that: jurry-rig several cargo/biggest class space hulks together.
>>4874087if its earth insecticide definitely
>>4874086We could plan on turning a meteor somewhere out there into a private base for ourselves, give it a small ship construction yard at first and such, plus it would be a place to call home away from earth, it could be our outer heaven
>>4874104I mean if we find wherever this guy's owners/contractees/bosses are, we could buy some powerful thrusters, attach them to an asteroid, and send it to their base
>>4874087IDK why people forget armour exists/ We can just get chainmail made and it wouldn't even make us break a sweat considering that marines are trained to carry at least 100 pounds of equipment on them at all times.>>4874077So basically a bunch of caffeine to ruin our sleep and make us be up all ight hunting gangsters?
>>4874088>>4874095Some random gigachad cop people took pics off, they didnt have a name so they named him officer cleganeHeres another guy they called clegane, look at the bat
>>4874104Someone write this down, write it down now! This anon has the right idea. This is where we're take our war veteran human recruits, those among all societies. All the cripples, homeless, and scared that were chewed up and spat out by their respective government.
>>4874112Something like this?
>>4874104One asteriod is worth more than the entire world GDP. We could literally just tow a few into our yard and become the richest people on the planet.
>>4874113Chainmail is really, really oldschool. Composite, ceramics, alloys, and laser/phaser tolerant aerogel armor would be liege better that chainmail.I dont think anyone has forgotten about armor, it's just that chainmail is less than idea. Plus all that noise makes it hard to sneak.
>>4874096We will freak out space stations with or DIY Space Hulk, Grey Base, edition.>In star wars they had this globe merchant ship where those vulture droids would cling to the ceilings or exterior of the ship to save some space. We could maybe try doing something like that: jurry-rig several cargo/biggest class space hulks together.We start looting ships of their drones, nothing but their drones. Then we go out to pirate wrecks, fighting other ships to make wrecks, just get ship parts together. And then we use our drones to carve and harvest their ship graves.>>4874104We are Soldiers Without Borders, we stole a slice of the Heavens, were there is no such thing as prey or predator, only Soldiers, and if you are with us, we shall be the greatest allies you could wish from our gods. But invoke our wrath, and then vilest devils will weep openly for your poor soul.>>4874114Fucking based, the one good thing BLMTIFA riots did was bring out the actual fit police officers that deserve a uniform. The fat ones are pathetic.
>>4874118That too. We could in theory buy out Earth, or at least some countries. You know, rule the world by being the only one who controls all the space ports.
>>4874120Your problems are solved by cloth and/or putting on something ABOVE it, and the fact that nothing around here hits hard enough to warrant extra most of the time.
>>4874118Yep, plus if we are building any asteroid bases we would be also digging out the resources inside said asteroid, then use the asteroid as a mining base, the benefits of asteroid bases are very nice
>>4874126Wearing clothes over chainmail still wont make it any quieter. There are some bullet proof vest that can be worn comfortably under clothes.Are we still talking about chainmail? Oh theres also the fact they wont hold against phasers.
>>4874025But why give them a lock to pick in the first place?
>>4874166Why give them a life to live trying to pick the lock we gave them in the first place?
>>4874166Because we need to enter the room as well, and odds are they're going to have better luck hacking it than picking an actual lock.
>>4874257An alien wouldn't even recognize a physical lock as a lock.It would be like having a caveman point at two sticks and expecting them to know what to do with it.
>>4874318Aliens confirmed zoomers
>>4874324Aliens be like "hey some1 3d printed the save icon!"
>>4874087It would have made you extremely sick, and led to an interesting chain of events.As for the energy riot shield, yes. It would be a lot stronger.>>4874057The laws are a lot looser and vague out in space. Sadia corp running the station from the "shadows" isn't an uncommon thing, and even with faster than light travel, great distances make for serious isolation.What you do on one station doesn't tend to get you in trouble on another, and that leads to a lot of career criminals.It's not until you do something really stupid and dangerous that you get the attention of a higher power, and then every station knows you're trouble.Even then though, you can just leave federation space and keep doing the same shit. It's just rougher living, because the really crazy fuckers like you don't get shot down out there.
>>4874324>we turn our space ship into a stick shiftTHEFT PROOF
>>4874342Your evil and I like it.
>>4874335POWER SHIELD CONFIRMED! Let's make one lads.>>4874342Only use Nokia phones for communication. They're virtually indestructible, and they cant be hacked.
>>4874375You could even smash shit with it.Energy shields are useless on the scale of a ship when it comes to ramming, but you could knock people's lights out all day with a modified shield like that.
>>4874318Then that means that we clearly need to do it. I just want to sneak up on someone as they try to get into our room, as they have no idea how to work the lock.We don't even stop them, we just catch them have a mental breakdown over how the door works.
>>4874380I now have an idea.
>>4874397yeeeeessssY Y Y Y E E E E E E E S S S S S S S!
>>4874380I have a question.You know the weapons from the latest Doom game? The crucible and the hammer? Could we use an energy shield emitter to make something similar?I don't have pics but a google search should show what I'm talking about.
>>4874397SWB OPEN UP, YOU MAY CHOSE HOW TO DIE!
>>4874402A Shield Hammer should work just fine. We can make power weapons. But we need a hammer head and handle to hold the power source.
>>4874402>>4874407Fuck it. Fuck guns.WE POWER FIELD WEAPONS NOW!None of the aliens ever consider going into melee combat. We shall be the exception.
>>4874407Of course, the idea is something like pic related
>>4873320After breakfast, you and Cylia exit the ship. Cylia seems refreshed, but you didn't sleep last night and end up yawning a bit."You sure you want to do this right now? You were up late torturing that guy.""So you knew, huh?""Oh please. Kyla might sleep like a rock, but i have good ears. You were really working on him in there.""Heh, yeah. I had to start off by stuffing his organs back into him. He could turn invisible, so i cranked the gravity up to five gees on his ass.""Good gods above! Why does it even go that damn high? And how are you not dead?""I've had more weight on me than that before. Big girls need love too, you know? And they really appreciate it.""I half understand what you meant there, but i can't really imagine it. I don't think i want to, either.""Ah yeah, it's for the best. You guys have a real clean internet out here, from what i've seen so far.""Did you turn off safesearch?""...Shit."...Now in Zakera ward, you make your way towards a run down building that doesn't look much different from all the rest."Should be in there. Apartment 2B. No telling how many of them there might be.""Still got those flashbangs Kyla made?""One more.""Alright... that's an option. What if there's only one in there, and the others are waiting in the nearby apartments? Then you'll have wasted it.""We could breach and clear. I brought less-lethal rounds, and a phaser pistol.""Stolen from Laggard?""Yep. Seems fine, i tried it out a couple times on Randall.""Who's Randall?""Our new friend, back in the ship. It's not his real name, but i'm not calling him anything else.""Okay. So breach and flash, or breach and clear? What else have we got?""I could spray them all down with my AR without ever opening the door.""Mass murder, technically an option. I doubt it'll get us far, though.""Why do we need to think so hard on it? Let's just beat their asses.""I dunno... the higher up you go, the more likely you are to fight against other predators. If this is really the guy your assassin was working for, he might have serious backup.""I'm confident i won't lose, even against one of my own. And from what i've seen the past week, i'm pretty hot shit compared to most aliens.""Yeah, they all say that at first... although i'll admit, you're really strong. And fast. Not so sure about your intelligence.""I liked the yellow flavored ones best.""What?""Nothing. Anyways, i'm sure we can take them. If it comes down to it i'll just kill them and we'll have to start over from the next guy who tries to kill me.""Great! That's great. Remind me why i'm working with you again?""Lots of money and protection from thugs.""Thugs that we're now going to go fight.""Right."Cylia just sighs and continues following alongside you.The entrance to the building is guarded. It