"So Ken, what've we got going in terms of parts?"
"About what's on the cores at the moment. It's all in good shape, but we don't have much in the way of variety at the moment. Why, you thinking about upgrading?"
"Maybe. We do have a little bit of money right now."
"Yeah. If you want I can look into some basic retro-fit packages for you, maybe even get some custom sets made later."
"Why not just build parts?"
"More efficient method of operating. Besides, while we CAM kitbash something together, it'll be HELL for anybody besides us to work on it. Plus this way if you lose an arm,we can get another arm off the shelf. I'm just Glad Mooch's core hasn't had any serious damage yet, because half of that thing is custom. Great for performance boosts, absolute hell for your support crew."
"So avoiding custom bits would help you repair it faster and better?"
"In theory. But honestly? If you need a custom bit, get it. Saving us a head-ache is not worth losing our star pilot."
"You didn't hear? Last mission put you at Ace. It's not OFFICIAL yet, but you can start thinking about a patch for your core."
"Wow. Thanks Ken."
"No prob. I need to get back to flushing the fluids on Dave's core. The magnetic gels help improve movement and reaction time, but he plays it so rough we need to repair them twice as often."
"Alright. Later Ken."
[ ] Check on Ari's training.
[ ] Check on Dave's progress.
[ ] Check to see if Mooch is awake.
>[x] rain check on the rest of this thread. I'll start the next one on time, where this ended, but I just had a migraine come on strong enough to make my vision blur. I'll put up another Crunch/general thread up early to make up for it. Sorry.
>But hey, streak's alive.