http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ghost%20QuestYou are agent Delta Phoenix, rogue ghost. One of your crew, Mia Rodriguez, was taken prisoner by a pirate gang. Now you have two chances to rescue her. Your vulture Pilot, Corporal Henderson, can win the race. Or you can kill the infamous Butcher and escape. >Loading current actions...
Can we at least read this guy's mind to learn what he has planned for us? Or Mia's location?
>>25806871this, mind readings for intel GO!
>>25806765When we come down, take a hostage, in a totally implied and non-threatening way.
>>25806871go for it.
>>25806871Do this. Find out how Henderson is doing.If it comes down to it we can take this guy alive maybewe'd have the perfect hostage and that sick ass bounty.
>>25806897we are not dropping down, and that is a retarded plan
>>25806916I'm amused at how people think it's going to be a breeze to get this guy. You know, since he's bigger, crazier, is probably armed, and has backup.
>>25806871>Before taking any action, you use your psionic abilities. Mia:>"Oh I'm going to gut this fat fuck the moment I get out of these chains. You just wait, pendejo. As soon as I get this off I am going to sneak up behind you and choke you to death. To DEATH!"Brutus:>"Hopefully I can convince her to join me after this race is over. I could use a ghost, and I can -really- use that battle-cruiser. Never easy to rig these things, but you gotta do what you gotta do..."
>>25806897what>>25806922said but nicer.We aren't going anywhere in there till we have to.
>>25806960welp, time to go in there and kill him.
>>25806960OOOOOH. We can blackmail this motherfucker with him rigging a god damn race.
>>25806973first we need to find out if there are any traps around.
>>25806960right, if we can, communicate to Henderson about how the butcher rigged the race, so he should go and kill everyone
>>25806960God, I would give my left nut sack right now to have the Spectre stun ability.Let's listen in further to what he's saying...I don't want to just drop down, too easy, and I know it will mean bad things
>>25806997none were mentioned. Though I bet Mia is close at hand to be used as a hostage considering her thoughts.
>>25806973>>25806997guys...guys we can use this. We can seriously use this. We know he's trying to rig a race.First we need to see if our guy still stands a chance then stop him from rigging it. We can do this without endangering the rest of our crew.
>>25806960Hold Position. We Only take him, If Henderson... WHEN Henderson Looses...also, see if we can't learn his plans through our psyonics...
>>25806960Kill him. And his guards.
>>25807020This. All we need to do is see if henderson can win. Then we stop him from rigging the god damn race.
>>25806960I vote kill him now.Race is already rigged.
>>25806765>Corporal Henderson, can win the race>driving backwards down the track>drunkwho knows maybe everyone else in the race might just die and he will win by default.>>25806960any chance we can dig a bit deeper and see what this guy has planned?
>>25807027As much as I want to do this, we can't, really.I mean, all we have is our hands, and unless you think DP can use her incredible thigh strength to crush his skull, we would be at a disadvantage with that CMC on.
>>25807049This. We need to find out what he has planned. For all we know henderson could be killing the shit out of everyone else.
>>25807027Ignoring that we don't have eyes on ANYTHING, how do you suggest we do this?We need to let Henderson know it's rigged, to give him the heads-up, then continue trying to gather what information we can.
>>25807050damn, wish we had Jim Raynor with us to take down people in powered armor.
>>25806960Psionic to Henderson, warn him to just start blowing anyone suspicious up.If we're in our suit, we're more deadly than anyone at hand to hand. Bu talk first.
>>25807050We have our knife
>>25806765Er, how many guards are there again?And before people leap in to kill him -- WE HAVE NO WEAPONS, RIGHT?Let's not forget THAT bit, please.
>>25807071Am I the only one that pictures a little white glow entering our enemies' head every time we scan them, like from Destroy All Humans?...no one play that? Alright...
>>25807027>>25807047why are you people so retarded, we already voted to wait and hear more of the conversation going on, we need intel before trying to punch out a guy in power armor who is much bigger and sttronger than us...
>>25807093Oh, we have a knife.Still, that's not very encouraging.What do the guards have? Power armor? Yeah...
>>25807071True, Adjutant did say that he was most likely to try to kill the competition....
Unless our psionics can get more then they have I see no reason to wait. We know Henderson has lost. The race is rigged and he was driving the wrong way.Enter to find out what we need.Also what gaurds? All we heard were Mia and Brutus.
>>25807120This. Please for the love of god guys. We are not currently in a position to do anything. We're a god damn ghost. Act like one.
>>25807123Psionic lash! Wait, no training. Uh.. Psionic Nosebleed?Keep listening. He'll get to the point sooner or later.
>>25807145Henderson could be killing everyone. It won't be hard to find out how it's rigged and to see how the race is going. Jesus christ stop getting impatient. Please. I god damn beg.
>>25807145WHY ARE YOU SO RETARDEDwe have a plan, a plan that was working (albeit not greatly) and the first sign of something changing, you all go "FUCK THIS< KILL EVERYONE"
>Previous consensus: Continue to listen.You keep listening, no sense putting yourself at risk right now. Several guards in similar uniforms pass by, and walk up to the window as well. You feel that their backs would be towards you. The only presences you sense are Mia and Brutus, as your psionics are not powerful enough to sense the remaining guards. >"Give this job to Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. I mean, we're not murderers, in spite of what this idiot thinks... "You decide to wait. You radio the Daluke for a status report.>"It's not looking good, sir. Henderson doesn't appear to recognize that there is a track, he's just killing the other riders..."You wait a few more minutes until you can sense Henderson, and continue to listen to the conversation. >"I hope you don't mind the way I keep going over this Stimpack business. It's an old habit. I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men."Eventually you sense him and make contact.>"Henderson, this is Delta Phoenix. The race is rigged, I-">"Whoa now, boss! Just because yours truly is doing so good doesn't mean this race is rigged! You need to have a bit more faith.">"Just... stay alive, for now."
>>25807182So he's killing FUCKING EVERYONE. Guys he stands a damn chance. We need to find out how it's rigged and stop it.
>>25807145>Hurrr durrr, big crime boss dude has no guards nearby unless our adjutant explicitly says so.Good god.>>25807147Yep.
You have several options available to you at this point in time:>Attempt to sneak into the room and acquire the bounty on Brutus.>Wait, hope that Henderson wins. Attack Brutus if he fails.>Return to your Luxury box, confident that Henderson, despite being drunk and arrogant, can win a race that was rigged.
>>25807182Right, fuck waiting for excplicit choices, I'm goin rogue.Adjutant, what is this luxury box like? Is there a way we can get a layout of the building somehow?
>>25807237>>Wait, hope that Henderson wins. Attack Brutus if he fails.STICK TO THE FUCKING PLAN
Just because we enter the damn place doesn't mean we immediately attack. We are cloaked after all. Hanging in the vents isn't getting us the layout of the room or how many gaurds there are.
>>25806960Huh, how did he know that we're a girl?Well, unless Mia told him, but that would bring up the question of why he thought we were with the Dominion if he extracted information from her.
>>25807237Er, where are our weapons kept? And under what kind of guard/security?
>>25807237Contact the ship again. Find out how many riders are left besides Henderson and how much time he has. Keep waiting in position.If Henderson loses we try to sneak in and acquire the bounty.
>>25807237Knowing Henderson, I would go with:>Return to your Luxury box, confident that Henderson, despite being drunk and arrogant, can win a race that was rigged.But the safest option is definitely:>Wait, hope that Henderson wins. Attack Brutus if he fails.The first option is the option we take if we don't give a fuck anymore.
>>25807248The Daluke's scans were unable to detect the station. As such, schematics are unavailable.Current layout suggests a circular room. It is 91% likely that bars will be available for cover. Guard layout unknown. Sensor layout unknown.
>>25807237>Attempt to sneak into the room and acquire the bounty on Brutus.
>>25807237We Wait. The plan was to take him if Henderson Lost, so we wait until Henderson Loses....
>>25807182Big crime boss guy sounds half reasonable. You uncompromising, bodiless, no-sexy-laprobot bitch.Also on that note, it doesn't sound as though Mia has been mistreated badly.>Wait, hope that Henderson wins. Attack Brutus if he fails.
>>25807237fuck it I'm going with >Attempt to sneak into the room and acquire the bounty on Brutus.
>>25807266Our weapons are kept at the entrance to the Luxury Box floor.3 Marines are guarding the safe.
>>25807237Wait for Henderson to win and attack Brutus. If we can get his alive bounty, good. if not, just do him in and scoot with Mia
>>25807282Not much info...The 'checkpoint' we passed, with our weapons? How close is that, and how many guards remain there/witnesses?I would really like to get our weapons and come back so we can at least stand a chance. Fuck fighting CMCs with daggers.
>>25807237>Wait, hope that Henderson wins. Attack Brutus if he fails.We have the plan for a reason.
>>25807285Redaeth please. You're usually smarter than this. We'd be removing a vent. That's usually loud enough to tip someone off. Henderson hasn't lost yet. We stick to the damn plan.I still want to see how many racers are left besides Henderson.Try to find out how the race is rigged.
>>25807237>Attempt to sneak into the room and acquire the bounty on Brutus.oing with this, this guy is a cheater and probably won't honor his word even if Henderson wins
>>25807264Speculation is all I can offer at this point in time.
GUYS WE'RE GETTING STUPIDLY RISKY AGAIN. FUCKING BREATH. WE'VE ENTERED CHICKEN WITH HEAD CUT OFF MODE AGAIN. STOP IT.
>>25807237>>Attempt to sneak into the room and acquire the bounty on Brutus.dat cash
>>25807303Alright this answers my question.Is there anything nearby that may serve as a distraction?They're big dumb pirates, I'm sure there is some way we can distract them long enough to grab our gear.
>>25807331Requesting information on other racers left. How many are there. Then we need to find out how he rigged it. Is there an explosive on Henderson's ship? How'd he rig it?
>>25807343I doubt we have enough time. The race is only 15 minutes long
How subtle are our psionics? Can we suggest more doubts to whoever Brutus is with?Also, ping Mia, she could tell us where the guards are and their gear.
>>25807317It is technically feasible that he rigged the race for us, to politely let us take our hostage back for freesies and giggles. Or try to kidnap us, you know, and go after bigger game. If you're that kind of paranoid.
>>25807343Records indicate a bar located in your Luxury box. Alcohol is likely present.
Guys stop. Brutus doesn't want to kill us. He wants us to work with him. We have a busted ass battlecruiser in the middle of fuck off nowhere with no guns, no support, and not enough crew to actually make it run properly. We can use this idiot. He'll fix our battlecruiser because he wants it. He wants us on his crew because rogue ghosts are at a premium. He' can always use mercs. Let him help us, then we'll kill him when it's convenient and ghost the fuck out of here with some extra toys.
>>25807356We have to do something! We have near no chance against a guy in power armor with a knife, unless he's like Titus and constantly leaves his helmet open.
OH GOD OH GOD WHY DOES EVERYONE WANT TO DO THE RETARD OPTION AGAIN.
>>25807358Although it is impossible to determine who's thoughts they are, a subject will be aware that the thoughts are not their own.Brutus is aware that you are a ghost and capable of such suggestion.
>>25807237>Wait, hope that Henderson wins. Attack Brutus if he fails.
>>25807383Because they're getting fucking greedy and it's going to get us all killed. We still have a chance for henderson to win. If he loses then we do something. Instead we're going to go in there try to capture him and blow any chances of escaping. We're going to fuck up and the retards have been warned.
>>25807237>>Return to your Luxury box, confident that Henderson, despite being drunk and arrogant, can win a race that was rigged.you know what fuck it, let Henderson do his thing. if everything goes sideways then we go all operator on them.
>>25807237>>Wait, hope that Henderson wins. Attack Brutus if he fails.
>>25807369This...this might workAlright, I'd like for us to head back and grab a nice big fat bottle of space pirate favorite (look it up if you have to)Once we have that, I want to roll it right past the marines, and watch them chase it like dogs.That should give us, at least 10 seconds or so (Power armor is heavy after all) to reach the lock box. Can we psionically overload locks, or hack with your help?
>>25807408I still want the info on how many racers are left Adjutant. Please. I beg.
>>25807383>>25807414Only like 3 people with the same posting style have suggested we go after the man right now. There's been like 12 'waits'.
>>25807381You mean the fucker who beat a daemon prince to death? THAT Titus?
>>25807237>Wait, hope that Henderson wins. Attack Brutus if he fails
>>25807237>Return to your Luxury box, confident that Henderson, despite being drunk and arrogant, can win a race that was rigged.Let's play this out. Brutus wants us for himself. Let him have us. We can't fix our battlecruiser. We can't move our battlecruiser. We can't fight with our battlecruiser. We don't have the ships, the men, or the will to fight off ANOTHER boarding party. Let Brutus help us or we're going to be stuck here forever or worse get ourselves killed.
God dammit, I wanna go smoke but I don't know if we're going to be fucked by the time I get back.
>>25807381That is even worse, having no helmet means you have plot armor
>>25807456Actually the weapons are getting fixed. That was our plan C.
>>25807237>>Wait, hope that Henderson wins. Attack Brutus if he fails.Stick to the plan people.>Attempt to sneak into the room and acquire the bounty on Brutus.#FUCKITYOLO
>>25807358>Also, ping Mia, she could tell us where the guards are and their gear.Hey, that's a pretty good idea.We can ask her about what's the situation like.
>>25807469In plan C, we get captured and Mia dies.
>all these people wanting to attack brutus afterWhat are we going to do about Henderson? How are we going to get out when their boss is dead? You guys are picking the retard options again. If we kill Brutus he kills Henderson then wastes us before we can get off the station PACKED FULL OF PIRATES AND MERCS LOYAL TO HIM.
>>25807427>Once we have that, I want to roll it right past the marines, and watch them chase it like dogs.I am sure that while the recruiting standard for mercs out in the middle of no where I doubt they would have lobotomy patients guarding a ghost.
>>25807473first bit of human ingenuity today.
>>25807473Exactly, that's a damn fine idea. We have plenty of options besides #fukityoloswagWe can find out how he rigged it. We can find out how effectively Henderson is slaughtering everyone else. We NEED more info before we do anything.
>>25807484Damn it, I don't want to fight this guy without any weapons!, If you anons would just help, this could work I think!
>>25807469They'll be 50% as accurate as they need to be and doing so will fucked our already fucked battlecruiser up even more.
>>25807477Not another interrogation...
>>25807513You have got to be fucking kidding me. Our first course of action here was to NOT fight him. We don't know if we HAVE to fight him yet. God dammit guys.
>>25807473Seconding this idea.
>>25807480>PIRATES AND MERCSI am pretty sure aren't known for their loyalty.
>>25807518I don't think they have anything that's big enough to go against even a CRIPPLED battlecruiser of this size.
>>25807525I really don't thing Hinderson is winning anything, dude.
>>25807536He's slaughtering the other racers. We don't even know how many are left or how much time he has left. We NEED to know these things.
>Achieving ConsensusYou're not sure how this will pan out, so you decide to wait in the vents. Brutus' phone call ends, and the room goes quiet as he watches. All you can hear are the announcers. >"Oh, and Henderson takes out another driver! I tell you Tom, I was -not- expecting that strategy!">"Looks like his craziness is just gonna pay off, Tim! He's way behind in laps but if he keeps it up he'll be the last man standing!">"It's just down to three riders, Tom. Hederson, Korowits, and Rider X!">"A relatively new contestant, Rider X holds the highest kill count for a single race, and is currently tied at 5 kills with our new contestant, Henderson!">"Oh, and down goes Korowits! Get our Fan-Cam over there, see who took him out with that RPG! They win a FREE SHIRT!">"It's just Rider X and Henderson Tom. I am -dying- to know how this ends.">Loading...
>>25807490>>25807496Well I didn't think of it, >>25807358 thought of it.Anyway -- Adjutant, is there ever any risk of people wising up if we use our psionic powers just to eavesdrop and gather information from them?Let's use our telepathy to gather information from Mia, Brutus -- AND the other contestants in the race, too! AND the onlookers, too!Maybe we can find out if any of the competitors are the ones who were bought off, or figure out which ones are plotting something.Or we can just figure out which ones would try to strike back at Henderson, and then TIP HENDERSON OFF so he doesn't get suckerpunched by them!And don't forget the audience, who might interfere too!Seriously -- look for enemies or hostile intent from people, and see what we can do to help Henderson out.
>>25807550FUCK. HENDERSON HAS A GOD DAMN SHOT AT THIS. FIND OUT HOW HE RIGGED IT. NOW. WE CAN STOP THIS.
>>25807550Thats how he rigged it. Rider X is probably fully souped up.
>>25807550Henderson please! I beg!
>>25807570We haven't yet so I bet we won't be able to. No matter how much you shout.
>>25807550>Rider XI know you're doing it on purpose, OP ;~;
>>25807578Maybe we can do somethin about it. Scan that bastard's mind! Plus we have that super sick engine trick left!
>>25807596can't unless they are nearby.
>>25807550plan of action? Distract Rider X with Psionics so Henderson can kill him.
>>25807550Does that mean Speed Rider is dead?
>>25807578You're not thinking paranoid enough. It's possible it's rigged in our favor.Beginning to think that the big boss guy is expecting us to come after him (like a trained assassin), or Mia, and will try to nab us then. Right now we need to just wait and keep gathering info, as >>25807568suggested.
>>25807605He's nearby right? He's still in the room and we're still in the vents.
>>25807570>>25807578In a panic, you probe Brutus' thoughts. Rider X is another rogue ghost! You don't know who, but you're fairly certain Henderson doesn't stand a chance!>Don't panic, stick to the plan. >Mission is too critical. Attempt assassination. No time, you have to drop into the room quietly now and make a move.
>Mission is too critical. Attempt assassination. No time, you have to drop into the room quietly now and make a move.
>>25807619Fuck.Guys we need to go about this carefully. Adjutant what are the chances Henderson can pull this off?
>>25807619Hrm. Did we find out which way Brutus rigged the race?
>>25807619>>Mission is too critical. Attempt assassination. No time, you have to drop into the room quietly now and make a move.goddamnit
>>25807667Ghost. The other vulture driver is a Ghost.
>>25807619Probe to see if he rigged it in our favor.
GUYS! It's Henderson. It's fucking Henderson. It's just Henderson and this other guy. IT'S FUCKING HENDERSON TIME BABY.
>>25807667He's got a ghost.
>>25807646Estimates prior to ghost recalculation put estimates at 82% likely.Current intelligence does not provide exact estimates. Henderson vs standard ghost training with class 1 Psionics are at 22%.
>>25807667By which I mean -- FOR us, or AGAINST us?>>25807682 >>25807691I mean figure out whether he put the Ghost in to have the Ghost win, or to have the Ghost make sure that Henderson won.
>>25807619Is there any way at all we could fuck with the other ghost's mind? Is that a thing we can do? Even slightly?
>>25807619Oh. Maybe it isn't rigged in our favor.I still say we wait. Even if we somehow kill the dude, past his guards, with the trap (*there's always a trap), there's going to be a while before we can act and help Henderson. Panicking now solves nothing.
>>25807667Brutus has rigged the race against us.He intends to win and use our rider and Mia as leverage to obtain the Daluke.
>>25807705This guy is right. There's no way to stop the ghost from doing what it's going to do. WAIT IT OUT BOYS. IF HENDERSON FAILS WE KILL THIS FUCKER. IF HE WINS HE'S A LEGEND.
>>25807698Is it possible we can tell Henderson to go evasive, and start going the right direction, to give us time to get a weapon and blow this ghost to hell?
>>25807619>Mission is too critical. Attempt assassination. No time, you have to drop into the room quietly now and make a move.
>>25807619>>Don't panic, stick to the plan.
>>25807703It is not possible to estimate at this time.We may be able to block his psionics, and allow Henderson a better chance at success.
>>25807619 >Mission is too critical. Attempt assassination. No time, you have to drop into the room quietly now and make a move.
>>25807734would this give our position away?
>>25807734approved. Initiate psi interference
>>25807729That's our computer panicing! I told you we need to fix that damn thing!>>25807734Attempt this.We have NO OTHER WAY to help henderson guys.
>>25807619 >Mission is too critical. Attempt assassination. No time, you have to drop into the room quietly now and make a move.
>>25807734What does that do for Henderson's chances?Hell, could we protect HENDERSON from the other Ghost's psionics?
>>25807619>Don't panic, stick to the plan.
If this is that ghost we killed, I am going to flip.
>>25807619Don't Panic...Mia is in the booth with Brutus, Correct?Couldn't we ask her to think about the positioning of the guards in the room and the general layout?
>>25807755You currently register zero other psionics. Full attention would be given to the psionic battle. Maintaining cloak is not possible.Our position renders a high likelihood of continued stealth, but exact estimates are impossible.
GUYS STOP PANICKING. WE HAVE TO GO OVER THIS EVERY DAMN TIME. BREATHE YOU TENSE MOTHERFUCKERS BREATHE.We can plan.We can do this.>>25807734We can help Henderson win. If he fails then we kill the fucker. HELP HENDERSON.
>>25807769no, she suffered a case of chunky salsa. There's no way of coming back from that unless your zerg. maybe.
>>25807734See it so.
>>25807776We're in a vent. Go for full psionic battle.MIND BATTLE TIME.
>>25807776Er, can we get into a better position?
>>25807619>Mission is too critical. Attempt assassination. No time, you have to drop into the room quietly now and make a move.#yoloswag
>>25807776then my vote is to retreat a little bit into the vents, and focus on the psionic battle, if Henderson wins, we extract and look like nothing happened, if not, we kill Brutus
>>25807796We're in a vent dude. We're in a pretty stealthy possition right now.
>>25807776Stay silent and engage the enemy ghost in a mind war. Should we be weaker than them we warn Henderson
Just let Henderson do it. If we assassinate brutus they'll kill all of us when we try to escape. We have no way to get Henderson off the damn track.
Guys if we engage in battle then our stealth mission is over. The Ghost will be able to alert everyone else that we are loose.
>>25807801fuck no, and fuck you for being fucktarded>>25807776do it
>>25807776Considering we're in a vent, I say go for it.You want to cheat fucker? You're not the only Ghost here.
>>25807796Get deeper into the vent?
>>25807819not if we fuck up the other ghost and Henderson kills itred, why must you be so retarded
>>25807819Yeah, but then that would also expose Butcher for rigging the race, wouldn't it?
>>25807776Let's do it then.
>>25807819not if Henderson kills him
>>25807819The Ghost has other shit to deal with. Like Henderson trying to fucking kill it.Redaeth please get your shit together.
>>25807796There is no higher stealth position currently available within time requirements.
>>25807807If we can affect the race from our old spot (where we wouldn't be in danger of being found out at all) then that would be a better position, right?THAT is what I meant by "repositioning."i.e. "Is there a safer place, from which we could still affect the race, we could move to?"Basically I'm wondering if we can do this from somewhere other than the vents!
>>25807831>>25807834Not if he alerts Brutus personally.
>>25807819our stealth mission has not even started, we are just sitting in some vents, getting a handle on the situation, if we win the psionic battle, we don't even need to carry out our mission, and if we lose, then Henderson wouldnt stand a chance and we would still need to kill the Butcherffs think things over you moron
>>25807841>>25807843> time requirements.Oh. Well that's that.In that case, I'm for >Battle of the mind! Psychic vs psychic, etc...
>>25807841That's fine then. ENGAGE MIND BATTLE.>>25807843NO TIME.>>25807843WE'D STILL KNOW HE RIGGED THE FUCKING RACE. IF HENDERSON LOSES WE'RE JUST GOING TO KILL BRUTUS ANYWAY.
>>25807845he can't do that while driving and fighting a mental battle
>>25807819Redaeth, no.I'm not filtering you so I can bitch at you for being dumb and shout down everything you suggest.
>>25807776Looks like it's a psychic duel then.
>>25807845he is currently got his attention on other things and consider thisif US taking part in this psionic battle requires our FULL ATTENTIONthen what would happen to the other ghost, currently riding a high speed death machine, in a battle with Henderson?fuck me you are stupid
>Registering consensus, please wait...
>>25807878Dohohoho yes, I haven't even thought about this... But oh my gosh.Mwahahaha.Where's that picture of the Lighter Side comic, with one scientists popping a paper bag behind another scientist who's working on a bomb...
Guys speaking to someone generally doesn't take that much concentration.
Adjutant does a psychic battle prevent the ghost from perhaps pressing a button alerting Brutus that we're doing shit? Brutus knows we're a ghost. He knows we're here. He's not retarded. He'll have a safeguard in place so he knows if we're tampering with it. You're udnerestimating him like you've underestimated literally every fucking challenge.
>>25807897it does while in a death race while fighting a fucking metal battle
>>25807897This isn't speaking to someone. This is forcefully invading their mind.
>>25807819>>25807845>>25807897I hereby call for a vote to forcibly eject the retard known as 'Redaeth' from this quest, all in favor call Aye, all opposed, fuck off
>>25807918SHIT! THE GHOST IS IN MY HEAD!Done. Brutus knows we are interfering.
>>25807902I think this is overestimation on your part. More likely he was expecting us to break in (we did nearly) and go after him or Mia.
>>25807902I never underestimate challenges, Delta Phoenix.The track is jammed against communications.The opposing ghost's likelihood of being able to multitask against us and Henderson and still being able to warn Brutus is 3%.
>>25807927I bet he's the same fucker that wanted to run to the Prototype Storage.
>>25807927Redaeth isn't that bad. He just needs to get his shit together. He's panicking or some shit. Fuck if I know.>>25807932If he says a god damn word we'll blackmail him. We already know he's rigging the god damn race.
>>25807927I'd prefer it that he stays in here, and namefags, so we can all ignore him.
>>25807932SHIT! THE REDAETH IS IN THIS THREAD!Done. You are being retarded
>>25807946we don't have proof.
>>25807932if he tryed to do that said metal battle would be over with us the victor
>>258079403% chance of being able to tell Brutus jack shit. We've got this. FUCKING DO IT GENTLEMEN.
>>25807940Confirm AdjyPsychic SHOWDOOOOOOOOOWN
>>25807940>3%.It is settled.TO PSIONIC BATTLE GENTLEMEN (except Redaeth, you can fuck right off)
>>25807940Then we mind battle.See. We ask Adjutant first.>>25807946>boss rigged the race!>yeah and it was still fun to watch>good pointThese are space hicks. They don't give a shit who wins they came to see explosions. Oh noes I rigged the race! Who gives a shit. Not his crew. They're probably having more fun at this one than any other.
>>25807957We have enough. We don't need proof. We just need to get this shit done. If Brutus finds shit out with that 3% CHANCE then we'll work something out. Right now we just need to make our man win.
>>25807940Psi-Ops is a go
>>25807940We do this in your name, Adjutant.
>>25807982The space hicks don't care? Dude look at nascar. A driver almost died after a race for cheating because the fans wanted to kill him. He had to be guarded to leave the damn track.
>>25807957Then he wouldn't have proof that WE interfered either, wouldn't he?Just think about it -- lone surviving racer loses his nerve, crashes, dies. Brutus claims that a Ghost interfered in the race? Lel.Or maybe the driver loses but survives... ... and claims that he lost because of a Ghost.Fucking seriously? You lost because of a GHOST? You sure you didn't just chicken out, Rider X?We just need to make sure we successfully interfere, don't get caught, and that we make it back to our place from the vents, in time.
>>25808004NASCAR isn't about explosions and death, it's about crashes.No long term fanboys, no problem.
Waitasec how is having a Ghost in a race cheating? We were an option to race.
>>25808046They have enhanced reflexes, physiology and psionic powers. Compare that to drunken rednecks and hillbillies
>>25808046I think they were over-worryingWe here at Ghost Quest do that...a lotGod damn, this quest is fast paced as shit.
>>25808068Fuck yeah things are getting intense. God damn.
Well, I gotta leave and most likely won't be back before the end of the thread, so fellow anons, do try to not fuck this upAlso, my vote is for GLORIOUS PSIONIC BATTLE
>>25808093WE'LL DO OUR BEST!
>>25808093Farewell anon. Let's hope for the best.
Whoa guys, I just realized why things are so tough in this questWe're a MC, doing MC shit, WITHOUT plot armor.Christ, can you imagine Jim trying half this shit, but not having plot armor? Man.
>>25808068>God damn, this quest is fast paced as shit.Nope, people just bump constantly. Seriously.
>>25808116Yep. Shit's gettin real.
>>25808120On the bright side for quest haters who don't know filter, we usually auto sage out pretty fast.
>>25808133what is an 'autosage'?
Your options are limited, but you have one available still. You reach out with your mind, through the crowd, probing for psionic markers. And then you find him, this 'Rider X'. Codename Whiskey Zulu. His designation is far above yours, but every little bit counts. He's already been reading Henderson's every move. You immediately attempt to stop him. In your psionic stupor, you can still hear the announcers.>"They're Neck and neck, Tom! If Henderson can't get behind Rider X and take him out, he'll have more laps and win!" >"Looks like he might have to settle for second, today. Tim. Rider X has an iron grip on the track. He's everywhere!">"Whoa, there, Tom. Looks like Rider X is losing it! Did he just brake a little there?">"Sure did, Tim! But not enough of a mistake for Henderson to capitalize on!" You need to go deeper. You give everything you have. You see through his eyes. The cratered track, covered in red dirt and scrap metal, the bright lights difficult to see past. You hear what he hears now, the dull roar of the crowd, the raging engine of the Vulture, the smell of exhaust. >"Rider X is choking up down there, Tom! He's gone full throttle!">"No kidding, Tim! Henderson's just got to make his shot!"You feel your hand pull back the throttle, Henderson shoots past you. You aim your fragmentation grenades at the idiot...>"Oh, this could be it, Tim! A perfect feint by Rider X! He's got him right where he wants him!"You aim, your finger goes on the trigger, you... you can't kill Henderson, he's your Corp- What? There's another Ghost. You need to... keep... still... Contact Brutus! We're on the far side of the track, we're-No time. A loud thud as that idiot racer... jumps on your vulture? He's on your front end! He's crawling towards you!>"I cannot believe it, Tom! Henderson has dismounted and boarded Rider X's vulture!">"I've never seen anything like it, Tim! This is absolutely amazing! I am at a loss for words!">Loading..."
>>25808143The thread stops bumping.
>>25808143autosage is what happens to a thread after it gets too many posts.as in the posts stop bumping the thread and it auto "sage"s
>>25808154oh you glorious bastard Henderson
>>25808116It's d100We're playing UNKNOWN ARMIES with aliens, ships and power armor
>>25808154I am so glad we did not kill him at the start
>>25808154Henderson's gonna gut this fucker!I think this might be more show stopping than anything our daredevil could do!
>>25808154I...did not see that coming.Man, Henderson is truly badass. If anything bad happens to him, then we shall bring revenge upon the world.
>>25808154Henderson needs his goddamn hero armour.
>>25808193Daredevil? Fuck that guy! Henderson is our motherfucking daredevil
>>25808154Oh god oh god oh god, please don't die... This can go SO wrong, oh god...
>>25808154Henderson you magnificent bastard.
>>25808154The rider continues to crawl towards you. You bank left hard, then right. He hangs on.>"He's absolutely crazy, Tom! What does he think he's going to do!?">"I have no idea, Tim! Does he intend to hijack this vulture? Can he even do that!?"The other rider bangs his head against one side of the vulture as you bank and turn, the helmet to his CMC flies off, you can see him smiling like an insane man, half-smoked cigar in his mouth. He spits it out and continues to crawl towards you. You have no choice, you let go of the controls and start throwing punches.>"I cannot believe what I am seeing, Tim! They are now FIST FIGHTING over control of this vulture!">"Whoa, look out! That Vulture's out of control! It's heading straight for the Danger Zone Ramp!"Before the announcers finish your vulture is airborne. The man grabs your helmet, yanks it off, raises it off, and begins to taunt you.>"Come on, ya yellow-bellied sunnuva bitch! You ain't gonna die on me that easy, are you!? I ain't even warmed up!"The vulture hits the ground and comes to a violent, dead stop.Thwack! You hear your own nose break.Crunch! Your face is broken, blood seeps into your eyes. Your vision blurrs.>"Please, stop!">"Ain't in my vocabulary, Sunshine!"Within a few more hits you lose consciousness...>Loading...
>>25808250>>"Please, stop!">"Ain't in my vocabulary, Sunshine!"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
>>25808250HENDERSON! YOU GLORIOUS BASTARD!
>>25808250disengage from the psionic battle and quickly but stealthily make our way back to our luxury box
>>25808250We are so giving him a fist bump after this.
>>25808250Henderson better kill that son of a bitch!
>>25808250MAMA HENDERSON WOULD BE PROUD.
did we just black out? again?
>>25808250ok he has earned one of what ever he wants
>>25808299Hell yes. He certainly ain't grounded. We're getting that man the GOOD cigars. Also we need to get the FUCK back to our room to not get caught.
>>25808294are you failing to read properly again?
>>25808294uhh, we were looking through the other ghosts perspective, thats the one who got punched the fuck out by Hendersonso no, we did not
>>25808294Nah the other ghost did. We need to get back to our room stat.
This is why we don't panic people! We're a god damn ghost! We did good!
>>25808294Read it again, we're viewing from the perspective of the enemy Ghost
Wait...could we maybe get this other ghost to join us?
psychic trauma can knock someone out. Doesn't have to be direct blows and feeling someone get knocked out with such a close connection ... well it might cause us to black out as well.
>>25808375That depends on a lot of factors.
>>25808375I don't like the idea of a ghost (higher ranked then us) snooping around our back after our buddy broke his face.
>>25808375After we broke his face? Probably not. Unless if he is the meekest ghost ever or something.
>>25808375if he or she isn't dead, maybe
>>25808359This is why we don't panic whenever Henderson does anything, because he is basically fucking Thor incarnate.
>>25808399Right...I don't like maybes. Henderson better kill this bitch.
>>25808400Should we get him a Thor then?
>>25808415Get him TWO Thors.
>>25808415That depends whether or not we can get him an Odin instead.
You regain consciousness. You're cold. You hear muffled talking. Your head is throbbing, you taste blood, sensors indicate your nose was bleeding as your vision sharpens and you can read your HUD. You realize you can hear a loud roar.>"HEN-DER-SON! HEN-DER-SON! HEN-DER-SON!">"I can't believe it, Tom! Henderson is now doing his last laps on foot!">"What a ham, Tim. What. A. Ham.">"Gotta tell you Tom, he deserves it. Most brutal death I have -ever- seen in a race.">"Well I don't wanna know what the most brutal death you've ever seen outside of a race is, Tim!"As you realize exactly what happened, you hear Brutus yelling below you.>"Who is this son of a bitch!? Was he a ghost, too!? We screened him, right!?" >"Zulu said he was clean, boss! I don't know! >"Goddamnit. We can't do anything now... Open up her box, we'll send her back with her people. We need to find some other way to do this..."You hastily make back for the Luxury box, and are fortunate enough to get there before the men who came for you panic about the door being locked. You hear them knocking and yelling.>"Open up! Brutus wants to see you!"You slowly open the door, three men armed solely with pistols greet you. >"What took you so long!?">"I like my privacy...">Loading...
>>25808415>implying Henderson would ever want to be anything other than a cigar chomping hard drinking marine
>>25808427heh, I was right
>>25808432oh, gods, it'll be like Tychus all over again
((In case anyone is wondering, Henderson rolled a 100. Not plot armor, he is just legitimately the best at rolls.))
>>25808458he is a better Tychus
>>25808448>implying he can't drink and smoke in a Thor.>>25808449And you almost talked us into not mental battling. You were all for dropping in like a dip shit. Even a broken damn clock is right twice a day.
>>25808470Sweet Zombie Jesus.He didn't even need our fucking help.
>>25808470outta curiousity what was the DC
>>25808470HEN-DER-SON HEN-DER-SON HEN-DER-SON
>>25808470Ah, Henderson... He's going to be THAT guy this quest.
>>25808471Henderson is the Marine Tychus wishes he could be....
>>25808479Yeah but we helped make it even more epic.
>>25808470Henderson you magnificent bastard.We better get bonuses for that amazing show he put on.
>>25808491((DC with psychic help was 57.))
>>25808470If someone here was competent enough with WorldEdit, we might as well make a custom campaign based on this quest. Hell, Blizzard might even make it canon
>>25808529What about without?
>>25808529Yes>>25808534what about without, also do we get sweet bonuses?
>>2580852957, ouch Henderson was pretty well outmatched there without our help.
>>25808529See, now this is why we never succeed at shitHenderson is hogging all the glory!
Hey guys...a solo mission went right...A SOLO MISSION WENT RIGHT.
Redeath, fucking lurk.You're making bad calls and failing simple tasks like ACTUALLY READING ADJUNTANTS POSTS.
>>25808470So you're saying DP should find a cupboard, hide in it, strap her armour to henderson and stop doing anything?
>>25808568we're not out of the woods yet. Fatass still has something up his sleeve
>>25808534DC 88 without. My original plan was for Henderson to die with a hamboned farewell to Mia about her being the only girl he ever loved.
>>25808449Every suggestion you make and everything you do unneccessarily extends the length of the thread or is stupid.
>>25808427>"HEN-DER-SON! HEN-DER-SON! HEN-DER-SON!">"I can't believe it, Tom! Henderson is now doing his last laps on foot!">"What a ham, Tim. What. A. Ham.">"Gotta tell you Tom, he deserves it. Most brutal death I have -ever- seen in a race.">"Well I don't wanna know what the most brutal death you've ever seen outside of a race is, Tim!"
>>25808568Let's hold hands and fucking dance in a field of flowers!Uh...I mean do....ghost stuff that makes us look cool.Shit, we should give ourself more hobbies.
>>25808589Henderson cheating death, every time
>We need to find some other way to do this..That better include some serious down payment.How are our Weapon Systems?.
Making bad calls is something everyone does i n this quest not just redaeth. For example, just about everything up to this point. There's a reason everyone is creaming themselves over a solo mission gone right. Because you guys have made pants on had retarded decisions like charge the security checkpoint! take hostages! Shoot the firebat tanks after fuel has spread everywhere in a 0g environment!
You let the men walk you to Brutus luxury box. As you enter, he's accompanied by 4 guards, 2 on either side, all as large and intimidating as he is. For the first time you notice his entire right arm is a very large cybernetic. You're glad you didn't have to try and kill him.One of the guards at the far end pushes Mia forward. She shoots them the dirtiest look you have yet to see, rubs her pushed arm, and steps towards you.>"Are you alright, Rodriguez?">"Could use a drink, sir."She then steps next to you, as Brutus speaks.>"Fair n' Square, eh Delta Phoenix?">"How did you -"The man raises a hand, cutting you off. He steps up, walks around the desk to the bar, and gets out a bottle of clearly expensive liquor.>"Man like me has ways. And - you -"He points at you with the bottle in his cybernetic gorilla-arm.>"Are a very, very wanted little girl. Going rogue is bad. Going rogue and blowing up Dominion mercenaries? Really bad. Going rogue, blowing up Dominion mercenaries, and blowing up a Dominion security base? I am not one to judge, but that's just stupid. Drink?"
>>25808589THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR TRYING TO TOY WITH OUR EMOTIONS.
>>25808593Funny, I thought of them too.>>25808599Er...
>>25808620>>25808615Diregard that, I'm retarded.
>>25808599Error: Fantasy drives online. Recalculating...
>>25808612No thanks. Mia could use one though. Keep an eye on his mind for poison.
>>25808612"No thanks. Busy schedule."
>>25808612Hmm... How DOES he know?And what is he plotting?
>>25808589Well it's official, we're setting them up.
>>25808606Literally all of the calls I made have worked out quite well, actually.Like not going to prototype land.
>>25808599wat.>>25808612Turn him down on the drink as politely as possible. There could be something in it. I don't trust him. Try to talk to him about trade if possible. We could still use supplies.
>>25808612Look into his mind, make sure it isn't a trap."No thanks, I don't drink. And you're just as wanted as me Brutus, so I suppose we're even on that count."See what his the offer he's going to make is, and how honest he is about it.
>>25808612was planing on getting the bounty up to 20,000,000 and fake my death to collect the bounty.
>>25808606Yeah...little bit.The pants on head retarded was strong before this.Fighting chicken-with-head-cut-off syndrome was hard this time as well. Let us not get CWHCO syndrome next time either.
>>25808642And you know, shouting down redeaths idea of causing a mutiny by trying to negotiate with rogue AI.That was a fun one.
>>25808612"For the both of us." Let Mia drink. We won't
>>25808612"My protocols for emergencies are very loose. It has worked so far"
>>25808659>faking your death>not just walking into the police station to claim itdo you even taliban officer?
Remember guys. Don't piss him off. We still need to claim our winnings for the race and potentially trade with him.
>>25808612>"I'll pass. So will my associate.">"Suit youself. >"How do you know.">"Man like me has contacts in the Dominion, Sugar. And they have offered me quuuuite the sizable sum to bring you back to the good old resoc tanks. You remember those, don't you? Your hands instinctively tense. You remember pain. You remember bone, and muscle, and sinew, and pain, and pain, and pain, and->"Thought you might. But - Man like me? Sees opportunity. So here's the deal. You leave me that biiiig ol' honkin' ship. I give you one more... manageable, for someone of your... delicate situation..."He takes a drink. At around this point Henderson enters the room, damaged CMC still on.>"Your reigning hero returns! And to think you doubted me for a second, boss! One of these days you'll learn, Henderson didn't get where he is today by -"He's cut off, you look over your shoulder at the interruption. Mia has currently locked her face with his. You turn your attention back to the Butcher.>"What do you say about my offer, kid?">"Find the darkest, deepest hole you can. Die in it.">"I'll need to see the replacement ship, first.">"If you can cover my tracks, you have a deal."
>>25808710>>"Find the darkest, deepest hole you can. Die in it."Because fuck you, that's why.
>>25808710Find the darkest deepest hole you can. Die in it.That's our god damn ship. End of story. We did what he asked. We had his little race. We won. We want our prize and to go back to our ship.
>>25808710Did we ever have that knife installed into our hand?Stab him.
>>25808710Use our psionics to form a blood clot in his blood stream.
>>25808710See the replacment.The gorgon is useless to us, since a bunch of mongoloids thought 30 utterly unqualified peopel would be a sufficient crew for it for some fucking reason.
>>25808710We never should've agreed to his little fucking stunt.
>>25808737more specifically:"And I hear there's a price on your head, too, but you don't see me extorting you over it."
>>25808710Our good men died for this ship. We ain't just handing it over. Lie that we're gonna go back and reconsider/talk with the crew and prepare to hightail it
>>25808710>>"I'll need to see the replacement ship, first."Why? So we know how many ships and of what kind. There's no reason we shouldn't gather intel before turning him down.
>>25808744We currently do not have our Reconnaissance cybernetic.
>>25808710>>25808737>>25808739I third the sentiment, but I think we need to be a little more tactful. There's probably a more polite statement that gets as much across.
>>25808747Ha...I fucking wish. God damn do I wish.>>25808748We EARNED that damn ship.>>25808750This too.
>>25808750I can get behind this.
>>25808758Figured it would be much easier to pull off then trying to explode his brain.
>>25808757Yeah...be more polite about it...Don't anger the man if we can help it. Tell him this can be...a mutually beneficial chance.
>>25808710MehWe can always report to the Dominion on our own.We leveled an Umojan city, gathered eager defectors, and cleaned backwater operations of no importance.
>>25808748Fuck off, after what we've been though there's no fucking way I'm giving it up.
>>25808753And we don't have the crew to run the ship, the resources to fix it, or the capability of making repairs in the middle of fuck-off nowhere. We can't move the ship someplace he can't watch us and eventually he's going to catch on that our ship is too damaged to do shit. Then he just waits and starves us out of it. See what eh has to offer for it and in the meantime see if we can't work out getting some vespene to fix it.
>>25808781We aren't going back to Dominion. We broke free for a reason.
>>25808710What does our psychic stuff say about this guy?Hell, for that matter -- how likely is it that he's bluffing us?Maybe Zulu managed to find out our identity (such as by reading Mia's mind to figure out what our codename was) and told Brutus only that.And if he DID contact the Dominion, how long would it take them to get here?I mean, we've only been here like an hour or so! How could they get here so fast?For that matter, how fast can Brutus give out a communication? How fast can he get the news out?>>25808449>heh, I was right... How? How were you right??>>25808382Here, you worry that we might be KO'd from the psychic backlash.>>25807643Here you vote for us to drop in and assassinate Brutus.>>25807590Here you say that we can't do anything to fight back the fact he rigged it... When it turned out that, yes, we COULD fight back because we are a fucking Ghost and have Psychic powers!There's also a fair amount of your posts saying that Henderson has definitely lost.There was also other stuff about you claiming, once it turned out there WAS something we could do (namely, engage in a Psychic Showdown of Ultimate Destiny) that we would likely get caught. Like here >>25807819Hell, you were also wrong about us being able to find out how he rigged it >>25807590>We haven't yet so I bet we won't be able to. No matter how much you shout.-- when it turned out we COULD find out how he rigged it. He enlisted a Ghost.Dude, what the HELL is up with that "heh, I was right"? Seriously wtf??
>"I'll need to see the replacement ship, firstMake him talk more so we can find a place to kill him or escape. 4 guards and him vs DP, Henderson and Mia is very bad odds
Adjutant - do designations equal rank for ghosts? Like his, WZ, vs ours, DP, means we were higher in rank/skill than him? Is it psionic only? Or..
>>25808762And it will be the death of us. We cannot defend it or crew it. We cannot fix it.He WILL call other pirates up and get them to follow him if he can offer them a fucking gorgon.See what he has. We can always come back later.Or just steal it an run back to the Daluke.
>>25808785>And we don't have the crew to run the shipReally?Adjutant, can you confirm this?
>>25808710Start looking into his mind, find something to use against him."Not a chance Butcher. They'd like you an awful lot as well. Now why don't we stop trying to blackmail and act like respectable folk.If you want to trade me some stuff for credits we can do business, if not I believe I'll be leaving."
>>25808750"And I hear there's a price on your head, too, but you don't see me extorting you over it."Add in a "I think the Dominion would be happy to see the return of a battlecruiser, rather than a single ghost. Shove me hard enough and it will end up that way."
>>25808710>"Find the darkest, deepest hole you can. Die in it."Mostly because morale would suffer if we just gave up the ship we bled so much for.
>Registering consensus.>"Find the darkest, deepest hole you can. Die in it. I hear there's a price on your head, too, but you don't see me extorting you over it."The man chuckles and makes a vauge hand gesture at one of his guards. He withdraws a small electronic tablet from under his biker vest, and hands it to you. The Butcher sits and drinks quietly as you read it.>"Wanted Alive: Codename Delta Phoenix.">"Dominion Ghost. Rogue.">"Consider Armed and EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.">"Reward: 1,500,000,000"He sets his drink down, looking at you somberly.>"One. And a half. Billion. Credits.">Loading secondary requests, please hold.
>>25808710"Butcher...Shall I call you Butcher? Yes...I don't think you realize the sort of hell my crew went through to earn that ship back from the zerg. A boy barely a man lost his life on that vessel. Those people are fighting against the dominion too, you know. They worked hard to get that ship and I'll be damn if I let you just take it from us.Because it's not about me at the end of the day Butch. It's about them. Can you say you've done something with your freedom?Because I sure as hell am trying to use mine."
>>25808806ARE YOU RETARDEDIT HAS LITERALLY MORE THAN TEN TIMES AS MANY FUCKING EMPLACMENTS AS IT WE DO PEOPLEIT IS AROUND A FUCKING KILOMETER LONGNOWE DO NOT HAVE A LARGE ENOUGH CREW. ALL OF OUR COMBAT PERSONNEL CAN HAVE A GANGBANG IN THE FUCKING FRIGATE WITH ROOM TO SPARE.FUCK.
>>25808832God fucking damn. With a price on our head that large we NEED a ship that big or else EVERYONE is going to be after us. We need that fucking ship now more than ever.If we have to we kill the fucker dead. End of story. We are NOT giving up this fucking ship.
>>25808789I'm just saying, with a good resume, the border Dominion may be willing to take us up. We could even give Brutus the money if we negotiate with some officer directly.
>>25808832>1,500,000,000Holy sweet merciful mother of WHO DID WE KILL? VARIAN'S SISTER?
>>25808832"well fuck for that much I am tempted to turn my self in "
>>25808843WE HAVE AUTO GUNS. LOTS AND LOTS OF AUTO GUNS. WE CAN STILL USE IT.
>>25808804>And it will be the death of us. We cannot defend it or crew it. We cannot fix it.>He WILL call other pirates up and get them to follow him if he can offer them a fucking gorgon.What kind of forces do we know the pirates to have here?How likely are they to be able to prevail against our Battlecruiser... which we have recently repaired the weapons on?>>25808832Holy SHIT what did we DO to earn all that??Also -- we can tell him that if he tries to turn us in or call down the Dominion on us...... that no matter what, we WILL make sure that he goes down with us for it. Even if we have to fucking CRASH the fucking Battlecruiser on top of his fucking HEAD.>>25808843The weapons can be automated, remember.And besides, you don't have to be firing ALL the weapons in order to win a fight.
>>25808832Is uh joining up with Raynors raiders is an option right? Otherwise protoss space here we come.
>>25808848Seconded. Mention it, see what the man has to say.
>>25808832"Daluke? Line up batteries on our position and prepare to fire.""I'd rather die than go back there. At the very least, I'll take you with me."
>>25808856You must've missed the part where AI crewed guns are inaccurate. They might not be as big a deal against 15 wraiths. When he calls in other pirates it's going to make a difference that our ship can't shoot for shit and will fall apart like a wet noodle because it's been so badly damaged we can't even jump with it.
>>25808832"That is a rather large number. I'm tempted to turn myself in for the reward so I can escape and settle down on a private moon.You do know that they aren't going to give you a single credit if they can avoid it, and they'll be willing to do an awful lot to avoid paying that much. It's not an offer you can take advantage of."
>>25808797You probe his mind. You need the truth. It is difficult, weakened by you very difficult efforts earlier, but you manage it.He has no intention of giving you a ship. He is attempting to gain access to the Daluke. Zulu interrogated Mia, who unknowingly revealed your identity. His contacts put together the pieces from there.It is 2% likely he will attempt to have you killed at the moment. Henderson is currently the object of all focus. It is likely that Dominion are en route. Without access to starmaps we do not know the nearest Dominion installation. We must first restore the bridge.
>>25808797We WERE knocked out by backlash. Henderson DID almost die. An 88 DC without our support. Thats only 22% chance of success anon. Only a 43% even with our support.I felt our best bet of getting Mia out was killing Brutus and if we hadn't been extremely lucky... then yes we would have lost the race and Henderson.
>>25808876Then we cap the fucking station with him on it. Fuck him he is not getting the god damn ship.
>>25808870We have Mia and Henderson with us.
>>25808832... Actually, another thought -- are we SURE that this bounty is LEGIT?Hell, I want to know what his odds are of contacting the Dominion in time, and how fast the Dominion can respond. What's FTL speed like?Seriously, some telepathic information gathering would be real handy right now...
>>25808887Got to bluff our way out, here.
>>25808847It is possible that Delta Phoenix is in possession of seriously incriminating information and does not remember it due to re-socialization.
>>25808856THEY ARE AT 50% CAPACITY.ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES?NOPE!NO BRIDGE, SO WE CANNOT MANUEVER.WE HAVE NO ENGINEERING TEAM.WE HAVE ONE ENGINEER. ONE. ONE GUY WITH NO CAPITAL SHIP EXPERIENCE AND THE SPACE EQUIVALENT TO FUCKING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS.WE ARE A FLOATING HULK WITH A MASSIVE HOLE IN THE SUPERSTRUCTE, NO ARMOR, AND SOME GUNS THAT CANNOT HIT ANYTHING.SCARY.
>>25808880He is not getting access to our ship.But...we need a way to get out of here.Tell him we want to talk to our crew, alone. They earned that damn ship.
>>25808880He plans to sell us out. He wants the ship and to turn us in. Boys we need a plan. Now. CALM DOWN. NO PANICING. THINK.Adjutant give us some time to think about this. We need a few moments.
>>25808832Only if WE negotiate with the Dominion
>>25808832Point out that -A. That's a lot of credits, goddamn.B. We can readily blow the place to all hellC. If that doesn't get him, mention that we can just crash it into this platform or hand over the BC to the Dominion in a good-will gesture.
>>25808880"You do realize I can read you mind right?"
>>25808880Make an offerWe keep the ship but we join your organizationHelp us repair it yadda yadda and give us some capable crew members and we help you in your quest for profit and shit while still giving us a bit of our freedom to blow up dominion shitDeal?
We have an option. Scrap the Hercules and the Valkyrie. Repair as much as possible to do a real jump not a blind one. Then head on to Jungle World.
>>25808843>>25808903>ALL CAPS ALL CAPS>GOTTA TYPE LOUD LOLOLOL
>>25808880We could have Henderson grab him and hold him hostage.Guys we need a way to get out of here alive and back to our ship. We need to get the fuck out of here.
Wait wait, guys...can we invite him to The Daluk and have our crew ready to slaughter his ass?50% isn't reliable, but it's better then nothing, and if we can get our gear back, we can at least have a chance to take on whatever boarding forces he has unless he brings his whole army, which is just downright foolish.
>>25808880"You stupid, stupid man. Do you really think they'll pay you for me? Or that I'll give you the Daluke. Dominion is on its way about now and they don't care about you living. Only way we're getting out of this is together, if you were smart you'd give me a pile of vespene, some crew, and let me go and hope that me and my people in a Gorgon are more important to them than you are."
>>25808905Dude is an idiot does he REALLY think that the Dominion is gonna spare him much less reward him? Only reason he has survived as long as he did is due to being a vicious fuck.
We could... privateer for the Dominion if we play this right. Everyone needs a Ghost.
>>25808858>hereit doesn't matter.Here's what he can do:Stab us, here and now. Pick up the com."Attention all pirates:I'm a fucking billionaire. Want to be the first pirate gorgon crew? Get over here and we'll make it happen."Also, the dominion will not tolerate a rogue cruiser. It dies when they show up.
>>25808930Now you're getting shit together Redaeth.We can take him hostage and use a ship to fucking bail.We can then also scrap that ship to fix ours and get the fuck out of here.That sound like a good plan boys?
>>25808931I WILL STOP TYPING IN CAPS WHEN YOU STOP BEING A RETARD.TO THIS END, I HAVE PRIED THE CAPSLOCK KEY OFF OF MY KEYBOARD. I WILL NOT NEED IT ANYTIME SOON.
>>25808950Its...better then letting him have the damn ship.I'm just worried about who he's bringing with him to 'investigate' the ship.We killed his superior ghost, so that was good.
>>25808947We got no choice but to book it to Protoss space. Staying in terran space is a death sentence. Problem is how the hell are we gonna recruit? >>25808950Any ship that isn't vital has to be scrapped. We have got to run for it asap. We have to leave Terran space due to the size of the bounty on our head.
>>25808898Adjutant, how are repairs on the Daluke?
>>25808935HE IS 300 POUNDS.AND IN A CMC.HENDERSON IS DRUNK. SHUT THE FUCK UP.
>>25808885We can't stop him or the Dominion from taking it from us. We just don't have the people and the ship is too badly damaged. We got lucky in taking the ship. I warned you all not to blind jump and you did it anyway. Now we're stuck with a ship we can't move against enemies we can't defend against with guns that only kinda sorta fire.>>25808922No deal. The Dominion are on their way to kill us, probably them, and take the ship. Because they probably already know where we are it's not like we swap sides all of a sudden and hide. We need the bridge operational to jump the ship away.>>25808940He lets us go the Dominion waste him and his people anyway then go chasing us. His only chance was either to send them meet up coordinates or to hope they might spare him for giving us and the ship over.>>25808950We have no guns. They have guns. Henderson has a damaged CMC with no helmet. Mia has no armor. We have bad luck with bullets. Adjutant can calc out a success rate but you probably have a better chance of being stuck by lightning twice in the same day.
>>25808950not sure how you plan on taking him hostage. He's obviously better then us in close quarters.
>>25808950that is the gist of what everyone's thinking. Problem is what about his 4 guards and we don't have any weapons.
>>25808968Fuck that. We take him hostage now. With him in this room. We take his biggest ship that will give us the most scrap to fix the fucker and we get out of here.>>25808977IT'S HENDERSON. WE OUT NUMBER HIM.
>>25808967NOT THE PERSON YOU WERE TALKING TOLOLOLOLOn a side note, you really shouldn't do that to the keyboard. May as well clean out the thing while you're at it with prying the keys off.
>>25808973there are bits of Terran space that have declared independence from the Dominion
>>call ship, tell them to fire on your position in 1 hour only to be canceled if you're there on the ship personally.This fucker will burn if he thinks he's getting away with this. This provides a nice escape plan. Ether you walk away with your crew and leave peacefully or all of you die together. He probably thinks mostly for his own self preservation as well so it might influence his decision.
>>25808883That's not what you were saying though.You were saying "Fuck, we're screwed, we've already lost."Jesus wtf cognitive dissonance much.>>25808876Isn't it likely/possible to take out 15 Wraiths with our shitty Battlecruiser... ... PLUS our Valkyrie? Because our Valkyrie is pretty good.>>25808947Um... We're mentally exhausted, I think we don't have our weapons back yet, and we're surrounded by his guards. I don't like our chances.(DO we have our weapons back yet Adjutant?)>>25808940This might be a persuasive topic.Maybe add "... And if it looks like they MIGHT pass you over, or you might escape, or survive in any way... Then I'd make sure to take you with me ANYWAY, one way or another.">>25808973Well hold on. We still could get a LOT of use out of our ships! The Battlecruiser is huge and powerful, but its not very maneuverable and it is incredibly blatant and not at all stealthy.If we can instead blackmail/threaten him into giving us enough Vespene to fix our Battlecruiser instead? Great!
>>25808979WARNED US NOT TO BLIND JUMP. GET A LOAD OF THIS GUY. HE WARNED US NOT TO BLIND JUMP. WE COULD BLIND JUMP OR GET RAPED BY ZERG.HE'S NOT GOING TO GIVE US A SHIP. THAT IS NOT AN OPTION. HE PLANS TO TURN US IN.WE NEED TO GET OFF THIS STATION AND BACK TO OUR SHIP TO GET OUT OF HERE ASAP.
>>25808992And parts of it that were never Dominion in the first place.
>>25808973THIS.this will work. Ish. We need one jump capable ship intact, though. Leaning towards the valk as it can shoot.Just tell the lizards we're out to kill zerg and they will likely leave us alone.
>>25808999make it 5 minute to sweat them.
>>25808975Weapon systems online.We currently have 30 vespene gas for repairs.70 gas is required to restore the bridge.
>>25809015can we make another jump?
>>25808999Thirded. Let's make it half that long, if possible.
>>25809005We had everything crucial repaired a good 8 hours before the fucking zerg showed up. We had plenty of time to repair the bridge. You all wanted to GTFO ASAP. Thus we wound up in this situation. Again, y'all niggas be fucking stupid.
>>25809015If we repair the bridge can we jump?Guys we need to get a ship out of here. Now. There is no other option. We need to either convince him to come over to take a look at it by bluffing or take him hostage now. We seriously SERIOUSLY need to take the cap ship with us.
>>25809042Actually, I think it's more that we didn't have the resources to fix the bridge.
>>25809027Current gas Mileage is 10 gas per ship per jump.
>>25809001No, that's what HE can do. As soon as one wraith sees the hole in our ship, he will.>>25809005WE COULD HAVE AVOIDED IT BY BRINING A LARGER CREW AND MORE RESOURCES.HAD WE DONE SO, WE WOULD HAVE HAD FEWER CASUALTIES, AND BEEN ABLE TO FIX MORE SHIT FASTER.LIKE THE BRIDGE AND WEAPONS, MEANING MOVE AND SHOOT FROM SQUARE ONE.HOWEVER, WE DO NEED TO LEAVE.
The QM needs to stop trying to fuck us so god damn hard. Henderson was bound to god damn die without our intervention and his nat 100. We would have lost the fucking ship. Now that we've won we're still almost bound to lose the fucking ship. If you didn't want us to have the god damn thing then why did you even put it as an option? Because now it just seems like you want it taken away from us at every step we take.
>>25809055how bout this sayFine we take the offerGo off and see the shipGet that faggot hostageHijack the shipBring homeScrap whatever ship we have Repair Jump the hell out of there
>>25809055So, if ships are docked with the Daluke, we can cut cost to just 10 this jump.
>>25809074There is no ship. This is all his clever ruse.
>>25809055fix some of the structural damage and jump to a planet then its time to mine
>>25809054THIS IS BECAUSE RETARDS WANTED TO GO AS SOON AS MINIMUM GAS REQUIREMENTS WERE MET.ASSUMING NOTHING COULD GO WRONG, AS WE HAD A WHOLE 20ISH SOLDIERS AND TWO COMBAT VESSELS TO SEIZE A ZERG INFESTED CRUISER.
>>25809015>>25809055We...only have enough for one more jump, at bestI'm...nervous guys. Something has to give here...We have superior reflexes, don't we? If we can just...snap his god damn neck from behind...
>>25808992Considering the sheer size of that bounty its not gonna matter.>>25809015Scrap the Hercules for repairs. Then head towards protoss space.
>>25809055Our Hercules and other ships are inside the Daluke, right? So we should only expend 10 gas for the jump, especially if we scrap the Hercules and valkyrie
>>25809098It is 56% possible to close distance and eliminate target successful.Error: Remaining guards are 79% likely to open fire.
>>25809092We still need to get off this station.>>25809098We certainly need to do something. Something NEEDS to fall in our favor because apparently winning the race isn't enough. The entire universe is out to fuck us.Try to appeal to his sense of honor if he has one. We won the fucking race. WE FUCKING WON.
>>25809111Can we use our MIND POWERS to talk to henderson and Mia to tell them to deal with the guards?
>>25809069>stop trying to fuck usNO YOU IDIOT. BAD CHOICES FUCKED US YOU FUCKIGN FUCK.WE TRIED TO TAKE A SHIP WITH BARELY ENOUGH RESOUCRES AND A TINY CREW.IT DID NOT WORK AND FORCED US INTO A SHITTY POSITION.THIS WAS WARNED ABOUT IN THREAD 2.
>>25809101>>25809103You stupid motherfuckers- we are currently trapped in a room with like eight guard and the crime boss.WE HAVE TO ESCAPE FIRST, BEFORE WE JUMP OR DO ANYTHING.Is it a consensus if three people so far think this >>25808999and everyone else is stating the obvious or thinking way too ahead?
>>25809128AND NOW WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS FUCKER AFTER GETTING AWAY. EVEN AFTER WINNING THE RACE WE'RE STILL BONED. THIS IS HONESTLY BULLSHIT.
>>25809127It is possible to issue orders using psionic powers.
>>25809111Alright...I'm sweating Adjy, but...Mind talk to Mia and Hinderson: "Be ready to do something about the guards on my mark." Just...to get something done.
>>25809114he has no honor. He basically rigged the race and when that fell through he is setting this trap. He has us by the balls but he is getting greedy and wants our ship too.I say we either kill him now or figure out a way to use that greed against him.
>>25809127FOUR MEN. RIFLES. HELMETS. CMCS.ONE WOMAN, UNARMED, NO CMC.ONE MAN, CMC, NO HELMET, NO GUN.ONE GHOST, TIRED.NOPE.
>>25809050We need more gas. We need gas for everything. We have no gas. Thus we can't do anything. Because we can't do anything and the Dominion Rapetrain is on it's way to brutally ram its CMC cock in all of our tender now-female holes that rapetrain is going to make it's first stop. Inside of us.>>25809069Probably because we got it by being lucky. We got it because we were lucky. We're losing it because most of the people are retarded and didn't wait to make sure after we got the fucking thing we could actually you know use it.This situation was 110% avoidable. All you had to do was wait ONE MORE FUCKING MISSION. This is the fault of the lemmings who couldn't be patient. They deserve to lose the fucking ship.Tell him we'll give him the ship. We can't use it right now anyway and we need to leave. If we DO NOT LEAVE THIS HANGAR WE. WILL. DIE. The battlecruiser doesn't mean anything in comparison. Cut out losses and leave. We can't fit them because they'll kill us and our crew. We can't stay because he wants dat monies. We can't run because our ship can't fucking move.
>>25809141Okay. Tell Henderson and Mia to deal with the guards. We need to kill this son of a bitch then get a fast ship outta here.
>>25809103I don't like not having ANY options for space travel/maneuvers except a big, OBVIOUS Battlecruiser. But if needs must, needs must.>>25809114>We certainly need to do something. Something NEEDS to fall in our favor because apparently winning the race isn't enough. The entire universe is out to fuck us.... Do you know why "the entire universe is out to fuck us"? It's because we think/say/do things like -->Try to appeal to his sense of honor if he has one. We won the fucking race. WE FUCKING WON.>>25809141Hey Adjutant -- what is Brutus planning to do in the case that we refuse to deal with him?I mean, what is his response to that going to be?
THE UMAD? ALLCAPS BRIGADE REPORTING IN FOR DUTYSHOUTING OVER THE INTERNETWE ARE LEGIONWE ARE BADASS
>>25809069((You guys can walk away right now.Your valkyrie is in the ship.You have to roll anything above a 2 to avoid a firefight.You know the location of the station and can trade with independents now, who love Henderson. I have handed everything to you on a golden plate with that 20 and you continue to be dumb with halfassed attempts to jack your ship from Brutus, who is just meant to be a recurring enemy.Quit blaming me for you guys LITERALLY being too dumb to walk out the door.))
>>25809149WE WILL ESSENTIALLY DIE. We are going to get sent back to dominion and turned into a nice little obedient puppy. That's a fucking game over.
Guys, seriously, bluff them.Let them know that we have the Daluke's guns pointed at the base and will fire. Because there is no way we're giving up that kind of a ship and there is no way we'll willing go back through resoc alive.
Adjutant, what are our best options in this situation?
>>25809135NO SHIT. I TOLD YOU NIGGERS, WE DIDN'T WANT TO BE JUMPING A SHIP THAT COULDN'T DEFEND ITSELF, WAAAAY BACK WHEN WE STARTED. WE NEEDED A FULL CREW AND MORE SHIT TO FIX IT WITH, DO IT ALL IN ONE DAMN GO JUST IN CASE, CAUSE EVERYONE WOULD WANT TO STEAL IT.GUESS WHAT WE DID?
>>25809172Lets just fucking leave then.
>>25809172So we can just walk out the door right now? We won't get shot to fucking death?
>>25809159He currently plans to await Dominion reinforcements and board your vessel to seize as his own. He has already negotiated the terms with corrupt Dominion officers and does not fear Dominion reprisal at this time.
>>25809173That's what I'm telling you you fucking moron. Give him what he wants and disappear. If we fight we die. If we stay we die. If we go back to the busted ass BC and try to keep it we still die.
>>25809172Ok, let's just leave then. We've probably mucked about too much as it is.
>>25809172Then what was the god damn point of the mission to get the Gorgon in the first place?Did those men die for nothing?Did Gary die for nothing?No, Adjy, I just...can't accept that.I'm sorry.
>>25809172So wait we can leave then? What the hell why not just say so. I was under the impression it wasn't gonna be that easy now lets buy some vespene and run like hell.
>>25809194It is 98% likely that shooting Henderson will result in a full scale riot of the installation.
>>25809172Welp, just retreat with Mia and Henderson and focus on repairing the bridge. We've been too gung ho with every risky situation and luck's gonna run out. Use Henderson's popularity to gain resources and crew
>>25809172...I'll be honest, I thought he would take us hostage.But since you have generously informed us of the option...Whelp I feel like a moron now, as I rightly should.
If we can walk away right now lets walk away.
>>25809172It sounded as though we were forced into the room and being prevented from leaving, until a deal is made. Everyone in the thread thought as much- so you should have been clearer that we weren't being strong-armed. You sexy bodiless intelligence you.Yeah. Walk out.
>>25809172Heh. heh heh.... Hey, about that independents thing.I don't suppose we could also find anybody dependable to join us as crew, too?>>25809204I see. In that case, we shouldn't use the "The Dominion will just fuck you over TOO" thing.Actually, given what you just said here >>25809172 we can just freaking walk out.
>>25809213We don't need to hand over the fucking ship to him.We trade for resources, then get the fuck out ASAP.
((I think you assumed we had your notes in front of us. Most of us were panicing because we thought he'd just shoot us if we attempted to leave.))
>>25809213((It's a damaged Gorgon, when it's online you're going to shit all over everything in fleet engagements, blow ground installations to hell with fucking nukes, and have entire wraith wings.I am not going to hand that to you easily.))
>>25809172ya let's walk away and buy us the gas we need and get the fuck out of this system
>>25809213THE FUCKING POINT WAS TO WAIT AND DO TI RIGHT YOU ASSHOLE.REMEMBER THE SECURITY CHECKPOINT?REMEMBER WHEN WE HAD A ZERO RISK OPTION?IT'S THE SAME SHIT.BUILD A CREW BEFORE YOU GET THE SHIP, YOU HAVE A SHIP.OTHER WAY AROUND, ENJOY YOUR ALBATROSS, WHICH IS WHAT I ASSUME IT SHALL BE RENAMED WHEN WE LOSE IT.
>>25809218To us it was sounding like we were stuck in this room and boned.Fuckin walk out the door then. Trade with the civvies and get the shit to get us out of here.I think the major problem's we've been having is shit hasn't gotten through right.We thought we were totally out of options.
>>25809183And now that it's obvious doing it was A STUPID FUCKING IDEA like we were saying all along the lemmings are mad. Adjutant is right this time like she was right every other time. We get in bad situations because the majority of players in this quest are literally too stupid to breathe.We walk away. We get on our Hercules and we go somewhere else. We lost the battlecruiser. Let this be a lesson. Patience wins. Recklessness gets your people killed and loses you all your fun toys like you hand and your busted ass battlecruiser you ignored everyone telling you not to take.
WAIT before we leave we need to grab some vespene gas. which we sorta NEED. So on the way I hope we can purchase some on the way out of here.
>>25809172You suffer from being too successful, really. The every day policy got you tons of posts.
>>25809242...Easily? On what planet was this easy in any sense of the word?We had to roll a hundred to get into THIS situation!You know what? I don't care anymore, let's just walk out and take what we have leftIt's not even fucking worth it anymore.
>>25809241((I have no notes except resources and Personal files. I have told you all relevant Information))
>>25809242So is Henderson being nearly fucked over enough? Or do we still not out of the fire yet?
No one is going to give us vespene gas. Brutus controls the installation. He's not going to sell it. You guys can try but it's obvious we're not going to get it. We're going to leave go to the hercules, lose all of our crew because it turns out Ghosts make shitty leaders because they can't think ahead beyond the immediate goal, and start all over.
>>25809269((So just to be fair we can walk out the door, trade with the civvies to get the shit to fix our bridge and get the fuck out of here correct?))
>>25809254You are very, very butthurt about 60% of the people in this thread being impatient. Like, surprisingly. I hope you find more happiness.
>>25809260Exactly, find out how long we have until Dominion forces arrive, and buy as much vespene with our creds and minerals as possible, complete Bridge repairs, and jump. We're not fighting fit yet guys, and we need crew.
>>25809254WE CAN KEEP THE SHIP, WE NEED TO SCRAP EVERYTHING BUT, POSSIBLY, THE VALKRYIE, FIX THE BRIDGE, AND JUMP.THEM WE MINE.HERCULES IS BETTER FOR MORALE, BUT HELPLESS.VALKYRIE DOES NOTHING FOR MORALE, BUT CAN SHOOT BACK.CHOOSE WISELY.
>>25809281If that happens I guess the quest is done. Because we will have literally lost everything we worked for and just keep the clothes on our back basically.
>>25809293I agree with angry anon here. We don't have to abandon the Gorgon yet.
>>25809293And then everyone leaves us because we left like a dog with our tail between our legsand you know what? They fucking should.
>>25809242Hmmm, wait...Adjutant, what do you think the odds are of getting Brutus to tell us how long we have until the Dominion gets here?>>25809260Yeah. If we the locals love Henderson -- especially the ones who might've bet on him -- we could probably get Vespene, and even crew or even ships too.Hell, we could probably do something like say "Hey, you want to join a Gorgon Battlecruiser? Bring some Vespene Gas and useable skills, and you can join." as long as we also vet them for reliability/loyalty.Before we decide to scrap ships, we should find out how fast we can get Vespene! Because if we can get it from the natives, we are good to go!
>>25809194>>25809214>>25809223>>25809230>>25809241What these gentlemen said. Consensus also seems in favor of walking out.
>>25809287No I'm mad that the people in this thread are being pissy because they were retarded and are being pnuished for being retarded. Adjutant did a fine job running the quest. It just so happens 60% of the people in it are too stupid to tell left from up.
>>25809305wut? Once they hear the dominion is coming they'll be glad to jump out.
>>25809281I have seen this post in another Quest. The context is different but the structure is the same. Eerie.
>>25809307This is a damn fine plan.
It's simple, we, kill, the Batman"
>>25809316Holy shit, Redaeth is the reasonable voice for once.
>>25809281WE CAN RECOVER, IN THEORY, IF WE FIX BOTH THE BRIDGE AND LIVING SPACES.BRIDGE MUST COME FIRST, OR WE ARE STUCK. JUMPS CANNOT BE EASILY TRACKED, WE WILL BE SOMEWHAT SAFE.
>>25809307Do this, do this so much.
Man this quest inspires passion like I haven't seen in a long time....Sure, half of it is butthurt, but hell, I don't think I've seen people so worked up over a quest in a whileGood game, OP
>>25809307A fine plan seconded.
>>25809307backing this plan
>Registering Consensus.You don't even bother with a response. The revelation of your bounty is important, but he won't kill you here or now. Your men follow you, you collect your equipment from the clerk, and you board everything on the Valkyrie.I have several possible sellers for Vespene, and Minerals. I have several weapons dealers requesting our patronage. I have several offers to join the Crew.Which offers would you first like to see, Delta Phoenix?
>>25809348Yeah the fact that people are so god damn worked up speaks a lot about this quest. Lots of emotional investment.
>>25809307>>25809316Both of these.>>25809325I know, right?
>I have several possible sellers for Vespene, and Minerals.This is the most important. Lets see what we can get.
>>25809317I've only been in two quests and I don't even remember what the other one was.But let's go with the lemmings. Let's spend more time trying to scrounge up vespene gas.>>25809329No. No we can't. Did everyone forget about the fact that the ship has to be repaired before we can make another jump? We put a huge hole in the ship if we jump again without repairing the super structure AND the bridge AND the living quarters the ship WILL BREAK IN TWO. THEN EVERYONE DIES. SLOWLY. We cannot keep this ship. We don't have the resources or the manpower. We didn't when we left the first time. We don't now.
>>25809359The gas and Minerals first. Then the crew offers.
>>25809359GET THE GAS
>>25809359gas sellers then crew then weapons
>>25809359>I have several possible sellers for Vespene, and Minerals.This should be our biggest priority by far, the sooner we get those resources, the sooner we start repairing.
>>25809364((It was my original purpose, I wanted XCom with twice the investment.))
>>25809359Each, in order presented.
>>25809359Vespene dealer first, followed by crew then weapons last. In fact, get Henderson to check out the weapons. He'll know what'll be best
>>25809305WE AREN'T LEAVING ANYTHING. WE HAVE OUR SHIP.WHAT, WE WERE GOING TO MAKE PIRATE CITY HOME?QUIT BEING A FAG.>>25809307SOLID.>>25809315THIS. >>25809316ALL IS FORGIVEN.ADJUTANT, WHAT COMBINATION OF VESSELS MUST BE SCRAPPED OT FIX THE BRIDGE AND QUARTERS?
Walk. Out.Take Henderson. Wave him in the face of the indeps, and trade credits for vespene gas. Jesus.
>>25809359Corperal does weapons dealers.Mia does sellers for Vespene.We check out the crew offers with psionics and then go off to make sure the other two are not getting ripped off.
Gas, then crew, then weapons
>>25809385...then you fucking succeeded, OP. You succeeded harder then you could have ever imagined.Xcom makes me JUST AS FURIOUS*sigh* but I always come back to play. Sorry.
>>25809359Vespene first, crew next, then weapons
>>25809359The Hydron has schematics in it. The weapons can wait.Vespene, along with crew.
>>258093591. Gas/Minerals - this is paramount to our survival2. Crew - well shit, more people == good3. Weapons - can't hurt us, need more mines anyways
Adjutant, if we got the necessary materials for the ship how long would it take us to repair it to be jump-capable again before the dominion shows up to forcibly fornicate with us and our crew?
>>25809385((I tell ya what...you've got me sweating bullets. I am emotionally invested as FUCK in this quest. Please stop toying with me ;_;))>>25809398This seems good. This seems really god damn good. We can't get any traitors on our ship.Did henderson still get mad paid btw?
Could we get the List for repairs again so we know how much to buy?
>>25809416THIS! NEED THIS.
>>25809371IF WE LOSE IT, WE LOSE THE CREW.WE CAN ALWAYS LEAVE WITH THE VALKRYIE IF WE FAIL.>>25809377GAS, THEN DEALERS. GOTTA GET MONEY TO BUY SHIT ANON.
>>25809415Henderson gets the best cigars and alcohol for his next ration issue
>>25809416We don't need to purchase too much. Just enough to make sure we can get to a safe place to continue the repairs.
>>25809431No I mean for winning the race...did he get paid?
>>25809398Hm. I like the point about us checking out the crew, because we have Psionics.Buuut, I think it might be worth it to consider the fact that with Henderson being the hero of the hour, that having him in negotiations might help us out. It would help drum up enthusiasm and all that.Delta might be able to check for traitors. But Henderson's presence might help lower prices, or make people more enthusiastic to join.
>>25809433380 gas about?
>>25809433I want to get the living quarters and the bridge up now. Perhaps a docking bay as well to preserve gas on ships that have to jump.
>>25809459Bridge and living quarters are good but we need to fix the hull or it'll damage on next jump if I remember. So bridge and hull are mandatory.
>>25809471Concurred. Hull repair is now priority.
>>25809459THIS MAN HAS REDEEMED HIMSELF.Also, scvs should get to work-scrap the banshee, it's our least useful asset right now.
>>25809459IIRC, we have 1 docking bay working right now...Does that 1 docking bay only allow enough room for just the Hercules? Can any other ships fit in there, in the future, or would we need to repaid more docks?Also, Adjutant -- if our ship were scanned (like by Terrans or Protoss) would it still show up as infested/affected by Zerg? Or have we managed to purge the Zerg by now?If not, then how long was it predicted to take for us to finish purging the Zerg?
>>25809385Original?What's the current?
>>25809491if we do scrap the banshee see if our engineer can preserve that cloaking device.
>>25809416Adjutant, we need a list of repairs and materials needed along with a time estimate to make an accurate decision on what to do next.Also rev up that resoc tank to deal with severe schizophrenia.
>>25809491no it is to useful an asset for ground ops
>>25809522agreed, we're keeping Knife.
>>25809517No, we need that resoc tank for MATH!
>>25809507It wont' work with our other ships, different technology all around.The jammers we used though?We need them in our dropship and valkryie for insertions in the future.
>>25809517Run a cursory check for android bodies while you're at it, Adjutant.
>Loading offers relevant to minerals and Vespene.Note that all offers are exclusive.First Offer: Banditos. Bringing to main screen now.>"Eyyyy, man! We saw your boy, eh? Man, your crew? Waaay kickass, man. We wanna join you."6 Vultures, all Spider Mine capable. Experienced Pilots. 400 Minerals, 200 Vespene. Banditos are notorious criminals and this will damage crew morale. Second offer: Blackmoon Consortium.>"Hello again. We do not forget excellent service, and it seems you're in a bit of a pickle. Everyone can use a good deal every now and again, wouldn't you say? You'll just need to pick it up youself..."500 Minerals, 250 Gas. Cost is 900 Credits.Third Offer: Korpulu Liberation Front.>"Hello, we've heard about your work, and we think you're a good influence. Not... sure about what happened down on the track, but it's clear your men are... Very, very skilled. We'd like to join you."9 Marines. 1 Assault Dropship. Experienced. Freedom Fighters. Trained in resisting Psionics. 600 Minerals. 300 Gas. 5,000 Credits.
>>25809537good thought. That'd work nicely for avoiding automatic defences.
>>25809522Yeah, Mia saved the shit out of us and those civs from those Hellions on that Dominion mining base
>>25809522Ground ops aren't the issue right now, space is.Plus, wraiths can strafe just fine.What we need on the ground for a while is to not get in fights.What we need RIGHT NOW is repairs.
>>25809499((stop yelling at me i didnt mean it im just roleplaying a computer you guys no dont send your marines in there why would you do that))
>>25809548>Second offer: Blackmoon Consortium.>>"Hello again. We do not forget excellent service, and it seems you're in a bit of a pickle. Everyone can use a good deal every now and again, wouldn't you say? You'll just need to pick it up youself...">500 Minerals, 250 Gas. Cost is 900 Credits.My God this is a bargain, do it.
>>25809569...I was just curious.
>>25809548Hm...I'm really feeling the Korpulu Liberation Front right now...but it feels too easy. Ask them what's the catch?
>>25809548Take the 2nd and 3rd offer. We have quite a bit of cash and our next stop will be focusing on mining to fix our ship. Banditos will fuck up for sure
>>25809548Fuck yes Blackmoon Consortium. Take that shit up.Also take up Korpulu Liberation Front.((also are the prices what we have to pay or what they're bringing to us?))
>500 Minerals, 250 Gas. Cost is 900 Credits.Buy. Thank them. nTell them to contact us in the future if they need anymore jobs done. We earned ourselves a capital C Contact.>"Hello, we've heard about your work, and we think you're a good influence. Not... sure about what happened down on the track, but it's clear your men are... Very, very skilled. We'd like to join you."I am wary of these guys. They have a Cause. Still we could use them.I say we get Mia and Henderson to look them over and get their opinions before accepting
>>258095482 and 3 sound good and we have the cash for it
>>25809548Accept:Blackmoon consortium - cause its cheapKorpulu Liberation Front - 4th of July FREEDOM FUCK YEH
>>25809548Wait, we get the 5000 credits, right?It doesn't cost us 5000 credits to get them, that doesn't make sense.>Korpulu Liberation Front
>>25809548Dear god use psionics to check them out. Problem is the Third offer their psionic training will make to ensure their loyalty. Anyway I want them ALL. We need the manpower just make sure to screen them properly
>>25809548>Blackmoon ConsortiumCould we hire specialists from these guys?
>>25809548Take three and two.Dropship alone will be a godsend in the future.>>25809549I'm thinking masking cargo, I doubt it will hide the ships.
>>25809597ya have options from the other is a good idea
>>25809548Why does the Blackmoon require us to pick this stuff up ourselves?And the Korpulu Liberation Front. What do we know about them and their cause? How do they compare to, say, Raynor's Raiders? ((And I just want to make sure, but... what are our side's odds against those 9 experienced marines?))Also -- why would people be trained in resisting Psionics? How usual is such training anyway?
>>25809569...I'm confused. Did I miss a post somewhere?
>>25809589>>25809597Both of these. There's gotta be a catch. There HAS to be.
>>25809602>Note that all offers are exclusive.The Blackmoon Consortium is at arms with both the Banditos and Korpulu liberation front.
>>25809589It is likely the Liberation Front will defect if we deviate from their Modus Operandi.
Adjutant we still need to know how much time repairs will take if we can put together the resources to be jump capable at all.
>>25809656And that is...what exactly?
>>25809638alright, then option 2
>>25809638fuck then before we pick we need to talk to Henderson and Mia
>>25809656Their what? Also are you saying we can only get one of these?
>>25809615>>25809597The catch is they could lead a mutiny. They are almost equal to us in number and more skilled overall.it's a gamble, but worth it.(resoc them later, under the guise of training)
>>25809656And just to clarify, what is that exactly?
>>25809656What is their MO?
alright, I say we get Option 2.Lets see what crew are available next.>>25809679yup.
>>25809638We take the consortium offer
>>25809656Consortium offer it is then. Though tell the Banditos we may want their services in the future(would want them but morale is too fragile at the moment to it).
>>25809686I now vote for two.
>>25809656What's in it for them joining us? They rival us in power. They could hijack the ship.Guys I say we take the blackmoon consortium deal...
>>25809548So are they bringing the materials with them? Or do we have to pay say, the Korpulu Liberation Front all those desperately needed resources?
Well fuck I'm sleepy, hails.If you wish something more paced, Predator Quest is running too.
>>25809727>>25809730WAIT...PICK IT UP OURSELVES...WITH HUGE BOUNTY ON OUR HEADS.>THEY WANT TO TURN US IN
>>25809671Loading relevant file for Korpulu Liberation Front terrorist group:..>The Koprulu Liberation Front is a terran rebel army involved in a bitter struggle with the Terran Dominion, years after the death of the second Overmind. They are rumored to have a base on Abaddon.>The KLF are known for staging attacks against the Dominion, engaging in hostage situations, and terrorist attacks against Dominion installations.>Although the KLF proposes that it does not harm civilians, terrrorist attacks from the KLF continue to claim the lives of civilians who are in or near dominion territory. The KLF states that these are not intentional deaths.
>>25809638Dang. Its okay I'm from oz anyways. No freedom for us
>>25809752I dunno...that sounds safer than>REALLY GOOD DEAL COME PICK IT UP YOURSELF WITH HUGE BOUNTY ON HEAD.
>>25809752Hm...no, they're too loose cannon, we have enough of those (And enough loose anons too)I choose the second one that was low risk and all resources. We can recruit later.
>>25809638Then No. 2 . We'll do it on our own.
>>25809747Then take the KLF and send them to pick up the deal.Diplomacy.
>>25809752Just take the Blackmoon. We can always come back and hire from them if we don't have enough to repair the bridge and the reported structural problems Adjutant mentioned earlier.
>>25809747>>25809771THEY WANNA GIVE US THE D.And by D I mean stab us in the fucking back.
>>25809752Fair enough. We're outlaws though, so harbouring terrorists won't make it much worse. Might get in conflict with our civvies though. In fact, they might present some useful mission opportunities such as resource raids and sabotage.
>>25809796They're going to stab us in the back man. They're fucking going to.
Er, honestly, it may be a bit paranoid of me, but I'm a bit concerned about that "You'll have to pick it up yourself though" clause from the Blackmoon.What do they mean by that, Adjutant? Where would we have to pick the stuff up from, and how long would it take?Plus... The Korpulu would get us some marines, too, which is nice.Guys, the marines don't quite rival us in power. For instance -- they don't have Medics, and they do not have Henderson nor Delta.>>25809752Hmm okay. Well it's not like we're going to suddenly buddy-up to the Dominion, now is it?How do the KLF get along with, say, Raynor's Raiders?>>25809784It's not necessarily low risk. Not if they're preparing to screw us over.Plus, it might be that the KLF actually like us, since we have (apparently?) MAJORLY pissed off the Dominion.
>>25809786The KLF and BCM are at arms with each other. The Blackmoon Consortium are 99.9% likely to turn us in. Again y'all niggas being fucking stupid again.
>>25809752Oh shit their if their based at Abaddon they got UED contacts then. Fuck it lets take them and the Banditos instead. Screw the Blackmoon guys.
>>25809752>>25809771you know what? I agree.We take them, their ship, their cash, but some shit, scrap some ships, and gtfo.We can always resco the fuck out of them or kill them later.
>>25809807We can't take them and the banditos. Only them.
KLF.They won't turn us in because they hate the Dominion. Hell, we might as well be a General in the Animal Liberation Front.
>>25809805It is likely the offer is so good because the Blackmoon do not have any forces in the area, but can provide the materials from a warehouse under their influence.It is not required that Delta Phoenix make contact.
>>25809752Wait, I thought the UED remnant was on Abbadon?
>>25809814They're not idiots. They won't get in those resoc tanks unless we force them to. Turn down all of these offers. They're ALL bad offers. We're in a pirate base with a bounty large enough to buy a PLANET.
>>25809807To hell with the Banditos, they're a time-bomb waiting to happen.
>>25809805But our objective isn't necessarily to destroy the Dominion, we just want to etch out a real living and shit.Chances are they'll defect if it means hurting the Dominion more...which isn't so bad, unless we need themI dunno, I prefer not having people who I know have alternative motives. Maybe I'm being selfish.
>>25809827>It is not required that Delta Phoenix make contact.Well okay then.
>>25809827well that relieves us of that worry. Option 2 for sure then.
>>25809807No mexicans.KLF will fuck with morale enough on their own, and what will we do with vultures?We're spacegoing these days.
>>25809838We NEED one of these deals though...>>25809827Adjutant calculate probability of them stabbing us in the asshole to get the huge bounty on our heads please.
>>25809835Abandon is home to both KLF forces and UED forces.KLF forces are armed with UED technology on occasion.
>>25809827That's what I thought. Send Henderson or Mia to collect it while we handle the KLF contract and find out the extent of their psionic defence
>>25809827blackmoon it is then
>>25809866the deals are exclusive. Meaning we can only pick one.
>>25809841it's fien if they defect, we need them for the short term.Plus, dominion WILL keep chasing us.
>>25809861Estimates unknown at this time. Logic drives indicate that this is unlikely. The Blackmoon Consortium was not notified of our codename.
>>25809859That assault dropship sounds great. The troops are nice. They just wanna fuck over dominion. Real bad. We can help make that happen. I don't trust the blackmoon consortium deal...if something's too good to be true it usually is.
The BMC knows that we're willing to personally go to wherever we need to to get our crew back. We've done it every other time even when it was extremely stupid of us to do so. Even if we don't go they can interrogate whoever does go and get them to give up our location because the only jump capable ship we'll have to use just to get to the warehouse. E can't move in the BC so they'll still know where we are. They have no reason to assume we won't do it this time then bam fat cash payout. Don't take this offer. I'm telling you it's a bad idea.
>>25809863My god we can get the plasma throwers that don't explode. >>25809886Lets check out the different groups with our psionics before making a choice. That way we know what were getting ourselves into.
>>25809886((A-Are you sure about that? Are they just gonna fucker us? Can we politely turn them down? How bad will taking these KLF boys piss them off?))
Voting for BMC.
>>25809886Considering we did good work for them, we could just send an SCV or two to get the stuff.
>>25809888True, but... that "willing to personally go to wherever we need to to get our crew back" thing cuts both ways... It means you get REALLY pissed if somebody messes with your crew. Especially if betrayal is involved.Mostly, I'd like to know how LONG it would take to get to wherever the Blackmoon consortium is, and where this thing is.That would give me some idea of what to expect in terms of what might happen.
>>25809901Accepting one off over others will deteriorate relations with the 2 remaining factions.
>>25809899Well we can't take the space mexicans. It'll cause too much of a rift in the crew. I still don't trust the BMC...I just don't...I can't shake that feeling. The fact that they know we've fallen on hard times says enough. They know we're in a pickle. THEY GOD DAMN KNOW GUYS.The KLF is feeling safe as fuck right now.
>>25809827I say we take the 2nd offer, repair the bridge AND ALSO REPAIR THE STRUCTURAL WEAKNESS THAT EVERYONE SEEMS TO HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT SO OUR SHIP DOESN'T RIP IN HALF WHEN WE JUMP.Adjutant, how many resources and time would repairing the hull take, up to the "Safe to FTL" point.
>>25809917Hmm... Hey.Do Mia and Henderson have any opinions on the factions involved? Opinions or insight or whatever?
>>25809901now that I think about it, we should probably avoid KPL. Take a leaf from Michael Liberty's book.
>>25809922Their psi resistant which is very bad for us as we can't test them properly. Otherwise yes I would SO want them.
>>25809925I agree with fixing the bridge and structural weaknesses of course.I STILL DON'T TRUST THE 2ND OPTION. 3RD FEELS NICE WARM AND SAFE.
Alright people look.BMC IS BAD JUJU. We don't have the time to send someone to get the shit, bring it back, make the extensive repairs we have to, then bug out with the BC before the Dominion shows up here and kills all of us.ADJUTANT HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE THE REPAIRS.PLEASE RESPOND.SERIOUSLY.
>>25809863Alright, KLF then.
I don't trust the third option simply because they have reasons of their own to want a Gorgon Battlecruiser as well as having a cause.
>>25809944I don't know man. BMC just knows too much about our situation right now. They mentioned that we're in a pickle. They sure as hell know. I swear to god they're gonna stab us right in the asshole.
>>25809925Loading schematics for the Daluke now. Resources:19,900 Credits>Minerals: 1465>Gas: 80Current Damage to Daluke:Armory: OnlineEngines: Online.Bridge: 200 Minerals, 100 Gas.Living Quarters: 200 Minerals, 100 Gas.Main Engineering: OnlineResearch Labs: 300 Minerals, 100 gas.Weapons Control: 200 Minerals, 50 gas.Docking Bays: 500 Minerals, 100 gas.Any 2 components can be repaired to bring structural weakness to necessary guidelines.
>>25809947Yeah, the one that gets us involved with other people's bullshit.
>>25809917Get BMC's supplies then. We're already in favourable ground with them and the KLF seems kinda fishy to me. Banditos are a no go
>>25809972Didn't we already repair the weapons or was that only on us failing?
>>25809972I thought we got weapon systems online already?
>>25809972We did weapons, comrade. Just a gentle reminder
>>25809939Contacting Crew, Mia Rodriguez:>"WaitwaitwaitIdon'thaveclotheson-"Contacting Crew, Jacob Henderson:>"Can it wait boss!? We're busy!"Messages end.
>>25809972bridge and living quartersalso weapons is already fixed
>>25809972Bridge and Living QuartersMost important
>>25809997oops, hopefully he treats her better then her last boyfriend.
>>25809972We're gonna want to get the Bridge and Weapons Control online, then Living Quarters and Docking Bays. Until we get scientists we don't need the Research Labs
>>25809958It will take 1 hour to repair 1 component at a time if we use all existing SCVs. Additional SCVs will not increase this estimate.
>>25809972How much to fix our structural weakness so we can actually jump?>>25809980BMC feels fishy as fuck to me. It really does. Only because they mentioned us being in a pickle and saying to get it ourselves.Plus we hate the fuck out of dominion too.>>25809997They're totally getting it on.I dunno guys...we gotta be real god damn careful with this. How bout we...oh I dunno. Go TALK to these KLF guys?
>>25809970At least we will know due to them not having psi training. If we know we can do something about it. With those guys we don't know for certain which makes them unpredictable which is very bad for us.>>25809972Bridge and Weapons control
>>25809997Wear protection! Don't need no babies on board the hercules. Got enough kids already.
>>25809994>>25809986>>25809984Updating logs. Weapons center online.
>>25809997Victory sex?Nice...it's kinda weird, but I feel like Henderson is way more of a hero then us
>>25810022We should still go talk to the KLF. I just...don't god damn trust BMC right now.
>>25810024Bridge and Living quarters once we secure resources
>>25810024...Wait we still have the Gorgon?I'm...uh...kinda confused.Crap, I must have missread something along the lines
>>25809972get klf, use money to buy... 5k credits worth of vespene, recruit any additional crew available, go fix bridge and quarters, jump.
>>25810024Still waiting on that timetable Adjutant. All of this is irrelevant if it'll take us a day to get the fucking thing fixed and the Dominion shows up in five hours.
>>25810026We're not a hero. We're basically being a general. Surrounding ourselves with people who can do the shit we can't and being awesome enough to let them do it.
>>25810026Hey, we did a pretty good job taking out the Queen and Infestor, that's heroish.Though we should have just trusted him with the Zerglings.From now on when Henderson has a cigar in his mouth and 2 C-14s we fucking trust that he's got it, unless it's a Ultralisk or something about as big.
>>25810026the only thing we ever did for anyone was name the ship The Daluke
>>25810026We are a terrible ghost that is why. Only time we can get do is kill. Which makes us little better then a marine with a couple psi tricks.
>>25810044We do only because the Dominion hasn't shown up to take it yet.
>>25810044The Gorgon-Class Battle-cruiser Daluke is in possession of Dark Phoenix's forces currently.
>>25810026We're a Ghost. Stealth and covert behind the scenes work is our job. Glory hogging and bravado is a Marine's job
>>25810053I am game for this>>25810056I suppose so..but we still lost people in the process.
>>25810048We do not know how long until Dominion forces arrive at our location.All Components require 24 manhours to become operational.A single SCV provides 4 manhours per hour. We have 10 SCVs available.Hand-Held Fusion cutters required to utilize civilians for labor on repairs.
>>25810068Can we get that estimation of what structural repairs we need to make to jump? Last thing we were told is that if we didn't fix it before next jump we're going to damage the ship.
>>25810045Also, if the BMC has no men around to bring us those supplies, they'd have had them seized by now.Guess what that means?
>>25810079How long will it take us to fix the hull to be jump worthy?
>>25810056((>Not trusting Henderson to 1v1 an ultralisk when he has a cigar in his mouth.>2013))
>>25810080We just need to fix the bridge and we'll be set.
>>25810079Fix the remaining SCVs first. We need as much operating capability as possible
>>258100942 components must be repaired. 48 man hours are required.
We need to assassinate the Butcher. We have our weapons again, and he knows our ID.He needs to be removed from the playing field. Plus if we can get his body, that's 125k credits we can cash him in for. Bounty delivered via proxy, of course.
>>25810096I know right?Motherfucker would roll two 100s and jam his rifle up it's ass and have sex with Mia on top of it's screaming corpse.
>>25810107we really just need the bridge. But living quarters would help with morale which is really damn low.
>>25810068Why does our name keep switching between Delta Phoenix, Dark Phoenix, and Double Penetration?
>>25810086I dunno...trap?>>25810096((We know...henderson can solo anything as long as he has a cigar.))>>25810107Gotcha.Guys I still wanna talk to the KLF. I'm telling you BMC smells bad.((Adjutant please...after we decide on this tell us if BMC was a trap or not...))
>>25810096He'd need whisky to take an Ultralisk.We put an eyepatch on him and he could go toe to toe with the Tarrasque.
>>25809972Does the Now-actually-repaired weapons control count as one of the 2 sub-systems? If so, then we should repair the bridge and get outta here.Also I don't agree with #3 because if we go with it then we'll get involved in shit we'd rather not be. Such as getting an active Dominion fleet after us, right now as a rogue ghost, at most we'll have to deal with bounty hunters and more active border patrols, maybe a small fleet with a couple ships. Now if we affiliate with these guys, not only do we attract attention to ourselves, but also everything the Dominion were doing against them.Or we could just shoot them in the head the moment they're becoming more trouble than they're worth.
>>25810134((I doubt this will be the last we see of BMC, so I don't think Adjutant can tell you.))
>>25810037the problem is that the KPL have psi resistance. that means we can't fully trust them. If we deviate from their modus operandi, they'll also turn on us. Hell, they may even commandeer the Daluke for their cause.
>>25810117Any two?If so Bridge and Living quarters.
>>25810118NO. GO AWAY.
>>25810079Order all the SCVs to repair the bridge. As soon as we arrive with whoever we gonna recruit we blasting off and out of terran space. From there we sit back, repair, and see what we can recruit.
>>25810155We can't fully trust anyone. They're good troops. We can just go ACTUALLY god damn talk to them. I don't trust BMC with this big of a bounty on our head. Worst we end up dealing with is having to kill these KLP boys. I really hope we don't.
>>25810163we have to repair 2 components.
>>25810134THAT, OR....they are helpless. the ones we don't pick get pissed.ONE is a bandit gang.ONE is either a trap, or harmless if they get mad.One has an assault team and dropship to match.
>>25810163We need to fix the bridge and one other thing.Bridge and living quarters.
>>25810127Error in Registry Logs.Possible Virus detected.Recommend new Adjutant for service.
>>25810117Don't the weapons systems count?
>>25810158We should be fucking thankful we have our Cirus suit.
>>25810190Can we get a large-processored slut bot?
>>25810176They have 9 experienced marines. We have 1 hero marine, and 6 green guys, plus a medic and a couple of firebats. something tells me we'll be taking casualties when they decide to off us.
>>25810190You heard the recommendation. Sorry Adjutant. You're gonna get canned. <3>>25810191That's a good question. The living quarters getting fixed would be a good boost to morale though. We could use that too right now.
>>25810118He has a whole gang, base, fleet and the Dominion on their way to our damaged battlecruiser, ~35 crew and ~10 combat ready units
Adjutant. Please. I asked last thread. Time limit. At least we'll die FASTER.That saID, tossing my vote in, again, like everyone else is over and over and over to deal with the repetition: Bridge, LIving Quarters
>>25810145Weapons control counts as one of the 2 subsystems.1 additional subsystem is required.Personal note: Memory allocations for Weapons Center appear corrrupt. Recommend scndsk.exe be run.
Okay so these are our options evidently. A. Go pick up the BCM's stock and hope it isn't the trap it's most likely going to beB. Leave with our people and the HerculesWithout BMC's resources we can't move this ship. Which means we sit here until the Dominion shows up and wastes us. If we go it's a trap and we're essentially picking who we want to lose before losing the ship and the game.If we take the KLF they will turn on us at some point. Same with the banditos. Leave them here we don't want them.
>>25810190shhhhhhh baby we would never get rid of you maybe put you in a body but never get rid of
>>25810145Um... With a 1.5 billion bounty on ourselves, and us also having a Gorgon-class Battlecruiser... We are going to have WAY MORE than just a bounty hunter and active border patrols to deal with, jesus.>>25810163The fastest we can fix a component in, is in 1 hour.That would take assigning 6 SCVs.Assigning more than 6 SCVs would not speed that up.Adjutant, is it safe to bet that we could recruit a few SCVs from the people here? Because honestly, we probably can..>>25810211We also have 1 Ghost, who can stealth and thus could assassinate all the goddamn marines.
>>25810220Well we need to fix the bridge of course. So that's a given lock that in right now.Living quarters would be nice if we can manage it.The only real hastle we're having is who to take
>>25810079Large efficiency drop with 10 SVCs on one component. Suggest we assign 5 on each and we'll be out in an hour and a bit
>>25810238Have Henderston do it?
>>25810145We already have an active dominion fleet after us. It's not really changed.Hell take the KLF.
>>25810228yeah, most of our stealth missions turn out like shit.
>>25810187Good point about BMC. While they don't have any ground forces, they might've paid mercenaries to deal with us if we got them
>>25810228Just put 5 on each of the two we're repairing and call it good. It'll get it all done soon enough.
>>25810219((Trying to figure out how I want to implement it. I can make thinks go faster by giving you better info, but that makes it less FUN!I may just but realtime restrictions and see how that works.))
>>25810228likely we have yet to get to the crew offers
>>25810253Do what? No I meant which group to take. I still say take KLF.
FUCKTAKE MONEYBUY GASTAKE MARIENS OR DON'TGO FIX BIG BOAT
You guys are still missing the point. We can't repair anything without at least 70 more gas. We can't get that gas anywhere but the consortium.What we can do is ask around to find out where the nearest Dominion base is.Ask.
>>25810228There are SCV requests on file.I am witholding those until a decision is made in regards to our resource allocation.
>>25810228Assign all our other SCVs to fix up the damaged SCVs aboard the Daluke. The main SCVs will fix the Bridge in an hour and the whole SCV crew can fix the Living Quarters
>>25810228And also -- its possible that the KLF are thinking "This Ghost went rogue from the Dominion, and then even jacked a Battlecruiser from them. No WAY in hell that she's going to help out the Dominion, ever. I figure if we stick with her then, eventually, we're going to wind up doing stuff to screw over the Dominion anyway."They might feel that there's an alignment of interests here, you know.>>25810259Because we were trying to do complicated stuff. Or because there were people with machines, i.e. hellions or vultures, in the way. A straight up assassination of marines? Especially if we have forces of our own? Feh.
>>25810278OR WE BUY IT.WITH MONEY. WHICH WE HAVE. OR SCRAP SHIPS.
>>25810228With the the Dominion is at the moment? I doubt they're be sending anything threatening anytime soon.Oh and this just came to mind, I'm pretty sure ALL the rogue ghosts have at least 1 billion credits bounty. We get half more because the shit we pulled.
>>25810264>Anonymous 07/04/13(Thu)04:29 No.25810278>You guys are still missing the point. We can't repair anything without at least 70 more gas. We can't get that gas anywhere but the consortium.>What we can do is ask around to find out where the nearest Dominion base is.>Ask.Just give it a 10 minute time limit on votes. And ignore anything by the tripfags that everyone screams "HOW RETARDED ARE YOU" at all the time.
>>25810278The KLF says 300 Gas, that's more than enough.
>>25810299this is the buy it with money part
>>25810264((I say let us discuss it for a while like this. This should be plenty long enough. Then put up a vote with a multiple choice option on it.Like 1 mexicans2 bmcor 3 KLFthen make it where votes have to be linked back to that post with a number and just that number for 5 minutes. It's plenty of time and makes sure people can't samefag the fuck out of it. It's how shadow quest does it and it seems to work out well enough.))
>>25810299We can't scrap enough ships to do so and we haven't been given any buyers other than the Consortium.I thought this was public knowledge.
>>25810286honestly I don't think you are going to get a clearer consensus then the first 20 or so posts after you made the choices clear. Its just been going around in circles 'its a trap' on both sides.
>>25810286shall we initiate a timed vote?
>>25810278I have put in a request on the local network. Receiving responses:>"Do you need a bigger penis? Try Galactor! Make it the size of A GALAXY!">"Depressed? Try Fukitol.">"See today's earlier vulture race! Only on Vnet!">"Ain't no Dominion out here ya dumb shit!">"Sick of the Dominion? Join the KLF. Be free of their Tyranny!"
>>25810315KLF HAS MORE GAS.
>>25810323That's why we go with>>25810314 It's sound enough. We need time to talk amongst ourselves to decide on things like this. Not just "hurr first 20 posts are auto win."
>>25810337Going with KLF. They fucking hate dominion. We can side with that.
>>25810287I'm pretty sure that assigning 10 SCVs to repair ONE SCV is horribly inefficient.>>25810302Are you serious??>>25810308Um, all 3 offers are offering minerals and vespene, you know. The bandits and KLF are offering men on top of that, too.>>25810323We've had various times where people have panicked in voting one way early on, and then 10 minutes later somebody comes in with a brilliant fucking point like "Hey, let's jut fucking WALK OUT on Brutus and screw that!" or somebody pointing out "Hey, lets use our Psionics to eavesdrop! Or to mess with the Ghost."So NO, I think this is a HORRIBLE idea. I think you're just impatient right now is all.
Time limit ending. Consensus required:>Banditos.>Black Moon Consortium.>Koprulu Liberation Front.All previous votes do not count. Votes for consensus end in 1 minute.
>>25810337>"Depressed? Try Fukitol."Oh Adjutant, u so funneh
>>25810377>Black Moon Consortium.
>>25810343KLF is also going to take the ship from us and take it back to their buddies once we've repaired it.But okay. Don't listen to the voices of reason saying to just leave while we can. Let's take the KLF so I can laugh when they backstab us and take the cruiser the QM doesn't want us to have yet.Yup. KFL. Bring lube, Adjutant. We're going to need it.
>>25810361I meant have 6 SCVs fix the bridge and the others fix one damaged SCV each
>>25810361Yeah he's really impatient. We need time to think and not be retarded and then we need a vote after that. Adjutant needs to put one up...
>>25810377>>Black Moon Consortium.
>>25810377 >Black Moon Consortium.
>>25810377>Koprulu Liberation Front.
>>25810377Well we do need the marines. And the resources + 5000 credits is a bonus. So i guess i change my mind again... FREEDOM FUCK YEH
>>25810377>>Koprulu Liberation Front.
>>25810377 >Black Moon Consortium.
>Vote ends. Tallying...
>>25810377KLF. No cost, all gain.
>>25810377AND THE VOTE IS NECK AND NECK. WHO SHALL WIN.
>>25810377Take none of the offers.Crash The Daluke into the city and go on a rampage
>>258104296 to 5 klf.
>>25810429Its the Blackmoon who won. Voting ended before all that.
>>25810418Was...that just a god damn tie?
>>25810402>>25810420Do either of those count? One of them should.
Oh we have a time limit now?I'm sure that...well actually that should help some.God help us when panic time comes.
>>25810463We have a time limit on voting not talking.
>>25810463as long as Shadow Quest's example is followed and we're allowed to discuss our options before voting we should be fine.
>>25810471Ooh. Alright well that should help then.
>>25810418I'd still prefer voting to be 4 minutes with it linked like this>>258103771if you do it just like that and anything else added extra negates the vote you cannot post again with the same message for 5 minutes. It gives everyone time to vote and makes sure no one is a cheating fuck.
Someone mind checking the thread position?We have to be like, n the 500+s
page 5, we have a ways to go before we have to worry about dying.
>>25810511762 posts15 imagespage 5
>>25810511Yep we're good.
>>25810516Alright cool then. Just checking.
>BMC: 6, KLF: 5You decide you need the resources, and the Black Moon Consortium seems like the type. Afraid of being picked off for your bounty, however, you dispatch a dropship with some SCVs and a marine escort. They don't report any immediate problems, but it'll be some time before they're back with the resources.>"I have prepared requested crew members for your perusal, Delta Phoenix."SCV Crew: 6 Members. All wanted in Dominion space for minor crimes. Marine Squad: 4 Members. 1 Experienced, 3 Green. Advanced equipment. Wanted for piracy.Marauder: Tyrone Winston. Wanted for killing superior officer. >"Condition: Do not take apart the suit, baby. It's custom."Civilian population: "Help, please! We're being held hostage! If anyone gets this, you have to help us! I-" Additional information unavailable.Wraith Squadron: 2 Wraiths. All Green. No cloaking technology.
>>25810500This is pretty reasonable actually, but then there's IP changing so eh.
>>25810511THREE THREADS FROM DEATH
>>25810523>700 postsWhoa...Have...we like hit a record or something?
>>25810532Notification: We may only have time to recruit 1 or 2 of these offers. Recommend extreme care in selection.
>>25810532SCVs and Civilians.
>SCV Crew: 6 Members. All wanted in Dominion space for minor crimes.>Marine Squad: 4 Members. 1 Experienced, 3 Green. Advanced equipment. Wanted for piracy.>Civilian population: "Help, please! We're being held hostage! If anyone gets this, you have to help us! I-"Additional information unavailable.these. SCVs and Civvies if we're limited to just 2.
>>25810532Get Tyrone and the Marine squad or the scv crew.Help the Civvies?Seriously tyrone is way too cool to pass up.
>>25810532All of the soldiers.Need to know scv crews crimes, they may cause trouble.
>>25810532>SCV Crew: 6 Members. All wanted in Dominion space for minor crimes. >Civilian population: "Help, please! We're being held hostage! If anyone gets this, you have to help us! I-"Additional information unavailable.
>>25810500I'm not sure why the "if you add in anything, it negates the vote!" thing is necessary. It just penalizes people who, for example, accidentally press another key. It also seems unnecessary to be so strict, though I'm being repetitive here.Seriously, whats the major, horrible, terrible difference between voting "KLF" and "Koprulu" and "Koprulu Liberation Front" ?>>25810532Eh?Er... What kind of civilian population is there on this place? Heck, for that matter, where is that communique from the civilians coming from?
>>25810532Marauder and civilian populace.
>>25810532I want to say civies and Wraith Squadron or the marines
>>25810532Wraiths, marines, marauder and the SCVs, fuck rescue missions we can't do it in our situation.
>>25810545for this quest? maybe.I've seen Shadow Quest hit over 1500... but there was ALOT of butthurt and anons raging, 'I-told-you-so'-ing and 'OHGODWHYDIDYOUDOTHATDICEGODSAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!'ing...but yeah... fun times...
>>25810566iunno dude, 1 humongous badass on the team is a lot to sustain already. 2 humongous badass just leads to gaysex and conflict.
guys, think about this.WHAT IN THE FUCK DO WE ANT CIVILIANS FORthey can't fight and they can't work. More mouths to feed.
>>25810575people who advocate that system are worried about samefagging. And to be honest it CAN be a problem. The votes in Shadow Quest went from something like 45 to 15.
>>25810532All the troops. Go over the SCV people.See if we have time to help the civvies. I hate to say it but it REALLY isn't our problem and we DON'T have the time.>>25810575it keeps people from samefagging it up.
>>25810568Loading individual rosters.Acquiring relevant information.Collective crew crimes: 6 counts of stealing minerals from the Dominion. 6 counts of stealing vespene from the dominion. 6 counts of minor vandalism of a factory. 3 counts of conspiracy to commit mutiny
>>25810532SCV and....ITS ABOUT TO GET HEAVY
>>25810532Civvies and Marines
>>25810532Hm...Warpigs huh? Not bad...Marauder doesn't want us to deconstruct his suit so he's out...no offense to Tyrone.Definitely pick the Civvies, though...and...SCVs. Thinking the marines would hurt morale.
>>25810597On that note, marauder, wraiths.We now have a CAP, and another good corridor holder should shit go south.
>>25810575Signal originates from the pirate station.Signal is a Civilian IFF.I have no additional information at this time.
>>25810582switching to Wraiths and marines
>>25810601I dunno..Still all the troops. All of em.Maybe help the civvies...maybe.guys we really need to get out of here. That's our big thing right now. Not saving people's lives...we need to save our own people.
>>25810597Civilians is a wildcard who knows what skills some of them may possess. >>25810601See crimes I don't trust them.
>>25810546Err, well then scrap >>25810584SCVs and marines. Like I said, we're kinda on a short notice here and then there's the mob boss going after our HUGE AS FUCK bounty so I advise returning to The Daluke ASAP
>>25810588Huh...so Adjy really is taking hints from Shadow Quest and Xcom.
>>25810532Marauder. Might even be a hero unit. Who knows?
>>25810574Switching to Civilians and Tyrone
>>25810630From the pirate station? Could be a trap to make us come back.I don't like it.
SCV Crew: 6 Members. All wanted in Dominion space for minor crimes. Marine Squad: 4 Members. 1 Experienced, 3 Green. Advanced equipment. Wanted for piracy.Marauder: Tyrone Winston. Wanted for killing superior officer. >"Condition: Do not take apart the suit, baby. It's custom."Civilian population: "Help, please! We're being held hostage! If anyone gets this, you have to help us! I-" Additional information unavailable.I like all of these. Lets go for the SCVs and Winston. Mind search all of them just in case.
>>25810532Get tyronePrabably killed a superior officer because he didn't wanna kill civies Marine squad isn't good because if we get mutinied and we got enough scvs Sorry civilian pop its us first then you guys later
>>25810638((I have no idea what shadow quest is. I don't usually participate in quest threads, I just occasionally get the urge to make them or play in nations style threads.))
>>25810643I'll support it if we can get the marines and tyrone. Then maybe the civvies.
>>25810630God damn you dangling civies in our faceJUST FUCKING FIX OUR SHIT AND LEAVE GODDAMN YOU PEOPLE
Civvies under hostage either means reward money, or scientists.
>>25810616>>25810606WHAT. USE.ARE.CIVIES. Wwe ae currently waiting for attack by the dominion.These people don't fight and have no equipment. Some will NEVER offer to fight. If they do, we have to arm them, and they will be green.
>>25810657Really? Huh...well you're doing pretty well at it then.
>>25810667Scientists, Engineers, Shipboard personal.Just because their label is Civilian. Doesn't mean they are useless.
>>25810598>>25810600No, I don't see how the minimalism-in-what-you-type prevents samefagging.Well... I don't want to get the Marauder. He seems like he would be a problem.Seriously, IIRC, canonically Marauders are already problematic and troublesome people. This guy seems even more so.Guys, the civilians aren't applying for a job... That's a distress signal. They're going "Oh shit, we're being held captive!"
>>25810662((I exist to watch you squirm, Delta Phoenix.))
>>25810659only have time for two. I feel morally comfortable saving civvies
>>25810657Shadow Quest is pretty damn good. No joke. It's voting system is solid as fuck and has solved a lot of problems in it. I suggest looking into it.>>25810664We need to leave. We really need to leave. We can acquire scientists at a later date. Right now we need to get out of here double time. We have no idea when dominion is showing up.
>>258106884chan has a repeat post limit. You can only post the same thing once every five minutes.
How the fuck do you peopel not want more fighers, by the way?Seriosuly?We're pirates half the tiem and have a cruier to defend.
>>25810684((I have a lot of experience DMing stuff.))>>25810688((Trust science. It would prevent samefagging. But I have other ways of finding out if I feel like it's a problem.))
>>25810667Skills some of them may be engineers or scientists. Its basically a wildcard option.
>>25810657Shadow Quest is quite nice, but it attracts some rather excentric anons... known for <SNEAK SNEAK SNEAK> and it's 'daily reminder'Also, Pls has been confirmed as Eberus the Elemental lord of Shadow
>>25810688The minimalism is the fact that you cannot post the same message twice in 5 minutes. You literally cannot if you've linked it. It keeps people from samefagging. Period.>>25810693We have no time to save them. We really don't.We can take both marines and tyrone and get ready to bolt. We need marines. We REALLY need marines.
>>25810710When quest time is over, I want story time.
>>25810689Can we at least squirm in the comfort of our own quarters from being tied up by our Adjuant in a large-processored slut bot body?
>>25810630Screw them. We're not risking our necks again fucking with pirates. Get Tyrone and the marines. We can make more SCVs when we land and build a command center
>>25810712It's a gamble. We have no time for gamble. We need what we know we can get and we need to get out.We have dominion literally knocking on our doorstep and you guys wanna save civvies?Remember the fact that we do NOT have plot armor. If we fuck up we die. End of story.
>>25810688Then what are they doing applying to work on our ship? This is a recruitment line, not a rescue line...the rescue line is the one below it.....
>>25810712Or useless.And we may get shot. or be fighting when OH FUCK DOMINION IS HERE.