Archive (1 and 2): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/jUxVQPdJTwitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandDon't know what Valkyria Chronicles is? Check it out here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyria_Chronicles or http://valkyria.wikia.com/wiki/Valkyria_WikiYou are LUCAS WILLIAMS, a student in the Sturmfuhrer Academy and currently enrolled in its elite TIER ONE Program. You've already got your little squad together and ready, but you've run into a bit of a problem. This "teambuilding" exercise you're currently on is less "teambuilding" and more "oh god everybody is out to get you". More specifically, your teachers probably found it amusing to make everybody gang up on what was presumably the most powerful team. Yours.Thankfully, you not only succeeded, but you soundly trounced the other teams thanks to a combination skill, guts and sheer dumb luck.You also found out that your squad sniper, Morgan, is actually a girl posing as a boy, for reasons still unstated. However, you agreed to keep the whole thing a secret from the rest of the your squad.And your Tier One training continues...(cont)
>>26991727When Tarin and Ramirez said that training was going to ramp up heavily, they weren't kidding. Literally every day was spent on rigorous training, drilling, and exhaustive physical conditioning. In addition to the increasingly punishing obstacle courses and training regimens, you were constantly being dropped into the Wilderness for survival training, or sent to the shore up north to practice amphibious assaults. It was here that you realized that your regular school days had come to an end. You no longer had the time to really just hang out with your friends. Class was six days a week, and you suspect they didn't have class on Sundays more because of some sort of labor law than any sort of sympathy. Either way, everybody was too bone tired to really do anything after each training session.And suffice to say, not a lot of people could take it. Every week, you'd notice that there were fewer and fewer students in Tier One. Sometimes they didn't show up for class, other times they walked (or were kicked) off. If your instructors were affected by it, they didn't show it. Training just continued as always.Miraculously though, Alpha Team managed to stay intact throughout it all, at least so far. Sure, there were some scares and close calls, like Morgan passing out during a mountain run and Charlotte spraining her wrist on the obstacle course. Mary-Kate, though, seemed to have the worst of it, as she was barely able to keep up with the rest of you. Sometimes you would think the instructors would swoop in and whisk her away, but she somehow powered through it.Usually, training was pretty repetitive, but there were some things that you remembered pretty well during that grueling year.>Paradrop Training>Blue Flag Excercises>White Knight Chronicles
Maybe Morgan is actually an Imp princess.
SHIT YES VALK MERCS QUEST.Also, next downtime we get, we really need to talk to our other squad members. Particularly Edwin and the Twins.>>26991740>White Knight Chronicles
>>26991740>White Knight ChroniclesThis sounds hilarious.
>>26991740>White Knight ChroniclesDid somebody say White Knight?
>>26991727So Merc, I'm just wondering, are we ever going to see Vinny and the rest of the Atlantis crew in this quest?
>>26991740>White Knight ChroniclesI can only imagine...
>>26991805Probably not. Uncle Vinnie IMO is enough for now.
>>26991740>White Knight ChroniclesOh dear.And Merc, did you check your email?Not tremendously important, but I want you to look anyway.
>>26991740>>White Knight Chronicles
>>26991855Yes, yes I did.
>>26991740>>Paradrop TrainingAIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!
>>26991879Ah good, sorry, I'm just anal about the details for some reason.
>>26991740>White Knight Chronicles
>>26991740Oh dear, what are the White Knight Chronicles?Although I would like some Paradrop Training!
It'd be nice to know more about the other two options. PT training is pretty self explanatory. We're probably going to end up with White Knight Chronicles anyway, but I'd like to know what we're voting for exactly.
>>26992167Where's the fun in that?
>>26991740You do remember the Annual Gallian Airshow, which was traditionally held at the Sturmfuhrer Academy. However, you can't help but grin a bit at the history of the event. About fifteen years ago, Gallia invited politicians, diplomats, and military officials from all nations to attend a military demonstration event. Everything seemed to go well enough, with the Gallian army showing off its skills, but the real kicker didn't come until the end, when a flight of the then newly developed Condors swooped low overhead, giving the crowd quite a scare. The Condors then proceed to bomb a formation of "enemy" armor (which was mostly scrapped or captured Imperial vehicles) into oblivion.Gallian High Command and the Emmerian and Federation delegates were suitably impressed. Mom always noted with amusement over the very pale and sickly looks the Imperial delegates had. Suffice to say, that rumored third Imperial invasion never happened. At this point, though, every nation had their own air force to some degree. However, the airshow was still held because it gave a chance for Gallia, and any participating nation, a chance to show off their latest hardware.(cont)
>>26992268Aaaaaand this was where you came in. Because of the all of the foreign military personnel coming in for the event, security had to be ramped up. While espionage wasn't that big a concern, vandalism and street fighting were. So, the school administration briefly opened up temporary Military Police recruitment. Any student who joined up would get some extra credit, and Tarin and Ramirez agreed that they'd give volunteers a day off. Oddly enough, only you, Mary-Kate, Sparky, and Charlotte signed up.Either way, the airshow as in full swing. At this point, things should be relatively calm since everybody would be at the airshow, but there was still the chance there would be people wandering where they shouldn't, intentionally or not.>Stick near the airfield. At least you'd get to see the show.>Patrol the school grounds. Just in case.>Other
>>26992286>Stick near the airfield. At least you'd get to see the show.What's the point of a show if we don't even get to see it?
>>26992286>OtherSplit up. Two people patrol the school grounds, two people stick near the airfield.
>>26992286>Patrol the school grounds. Just in case.>>26992323Doing our job?
>>26992286>Patrol the school grounds. Just in case.
>>26992286>>Patrol the school grounds. Just in case.
>>26992286>Patrol the school grounds. Just in case.Get the job done.See our sister flying later, if we have the time.
>>26992334We'll still be doing our jobs if we stick near the airfield.
>>26992286>Stick near the airfield. At least you'd get to see the show.
>>26992328Seconding this, though add in that the guards rotate patrols, just so they all have a chance to catch some of the show.
>>26992323It be planes flying around. All together uninteresting.
>>26992286>>Stick near the airfield. At least you'd get to see the show.
>>26992286>>Patrol the school grounds. Just in case.Might as well do our job right. Even if we are the hated MPs.
>>26992286>>Patrol the school grounds. Just in case.not like we havent seen it like 10 times before
>>26992328Also seconding this
>>26992286As much as you were tempted to head towards the airfield and maybe catch a glimpse of Lara showing off some of her flying, you remind yourself it's your duty as a temp-MP to make sure the school is safe.Even with classes canceled due to the airshow, there are still quite a number of students milling around the campus, mostly those with other plans or not really interested in planes. "You know, it'd probably be easier if we split into two teams." Charlotte suggests, a glint of... something in her eye. "It's a big school, you know.">Pair up with Charlotte.>Pair up with Mary-Kate>Pair up with Sparky.>Other
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-KateClearly we're the best team!RIP anyone we need to protect
>>26992514>Pair up with Charlotte.And at some point, get revenge for the ruffles.
>>26992514>Pair up with Charlotte.CHAR
>>26992514>>Pair up with Charlotte.Let's see if she can withstand our attacks.
>>26992514>>Pair up with Charlotte.
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-KateShe'll need the extra help I thinks. Also, shenanigans.
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-KateI want to see what happens if we leave Sparky and Charlotte alone together.
>>26992514>>Pair up with Charlotte.Plus, Mary kate with Sparky means she isn't distracted.
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-Kate
>>26992514>Pair up with Charlotte.This sounds like a bad idea, I'm game.
>>26992514>>Pair up with Charlotte.though it sounds like a bad idea. for the lulz
>>26992514>>Pair up with Mary-Kate
>>26992514>>Pair up with Charlotte.Reverse fluffy
>>26992514>Pair up with Charlotte.Prepare the rape whistle.
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-Kate>>26992556This sounds fucking glorious.
>>26992514>>Pair up with Sparky.Obligatory.Poor sparky.
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-KateKinda honest, I don't trust her by herself.
>>26992514>Pair up with Charlotte.
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-KateNot happening Char.
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-KateSounds fun to me
>>26992514>Pair up with Charlotte.Because she is a char
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-KateCharlotte and Sparky, alone.Seriously, it sounds hilarious.
>>26992650>>26992556I don't understand this reasoning. How are we going to witness this if we're splitting up.
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-KateAlright people, we had our fun with Char, let the other characters have some development.
>>26992682We'll just see the aftermath.The burning, explosive aftermath.
>>26992514>Pair up with Charlotte.Dat char
>>26992514>Pair up with Charlotte.No Lucina but next best thing!Morgan I'm on the fence but same level
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-KateIt's about time the others got some development.
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-KateI'm honestly curious how much samefagging is going on here, if any.
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-KateUh yeah, how are the others supposed to get any development if we just go TWINS and LUCINA all the time?
>>26992746All of iton both sides.
>>26992746My money is on a lot for both sides, sadly
>>26992748But it's only the 1st time talking to Charlotte. I'm just doing this in order.
>>26992762This. Everyone is samefagging, I doubt more than 10 votes total are legit.
>>26992748>implying Morgan won't be apart of that group.>>26992746Everyone, a few times. These choices I chose to stay out of the ring for this very reason...
>>26992777Don't mind anon.Waifufags gonna justify why they choose theirs
>>26992514>CharlotteI'm gonna cast my vote now for Char and see how many more votes we get for MK after.
Okay, so I'm going to stop voting right here so I can actually count it up.
>>26992816Pretty sure it's even, should just flip a coin now.
>>26992829And if it isn't even now, it was before the samefagging started.
>>26992816Just flip a coin merc, so much samefagging it doesnt even count
>>26992816Just flip a coin.Otherwise it encourages more samefagging if either side gets their way.
>>26992829Nevermind, I am a bag of dicks, I count 23 for mary-kate and 20 for charlotte. Sparky got like 2.
>>26992816Merc should totally go with sparky.Just to spite samefags.
>>26992917I wouldn't mind this and I legitimately voted for Char. Gotta say I'm pretty disappointed, was the first VMQ like this and I was just blind to the samefagging?
>>26992514>Pair up with Mary-Kate.We haven't seen her at all since the start.
>>26992917This is actually a fantastic idea.
>>26992950Pretty sure this is far worse due to1)HIGHSCHOOLand2)Only two other guys on our whole squad.
>>26992514"Yeah, sure, I'll team up with Mary-Kate." You say. Honestly, you've been a bit worried about her for a while, considering she's clearly been struggling trying to stay in Tier One. If she had any worries about it, she was VERY good at hiding it."Whatever you say, Luke." Charlotte says, with a bit of a pout. What was that all about? "Sparky would probably be a cooler partner anyways!""Hell yeah!" Sparky grins. "Let's go find some guys to legally beat the crap out of!"With that, Charlotte and Sparky break off, to perform whatever crazy prank or hijink Charlotte had in mind. However, Mary-Kate doesn't seem to be her usual, peppy self, which is bit worrying.>Ask her why she's so down.>Ask her how she feels about the training.>Ask her if she wants to go back to the airshow.>Other
>>26992995>Ask her why she's so down.Good god, what is she wearing
>>26992950>>26992986Actually, when it came down to it, choices that involved picking between female characters netted similar amounts of responses. The current school setting just means more opportunities for it.
>>26992995>Ask her why she's so down.Right for the jugular.>>26993016I'd like to know as well.
>>26992995>Ask her why she's so down.
>>26993019Is it because everybody thinks it's okay to vote 3 or 4 times for their waifu? I dunno it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I'll get use to it I guess, because I love your quests otherwise.
>>26992995>>Ask her why she's so down.And Charlotte totally wanted to go with us and pat the fluffy hair.
>>26993052Rat race, my good anon.When you notice the other side is doing so, if you don't do it, your character will never stand a fair chance.
>>26993063I think Char continually getting outvoted is going to become an unfortunate theme. I just wanted to pick her because we didn't last night and it was a pretty close vote, though not in the least legitimate me thinks.
Excellent turnout for a character so many people cared about.
>>26993119We're still early in the quest. Last quest, we had like 40 threads, and almost everyone got a chance to shine.Well, save for Brillant. Poor bastard.
>>26992995>>Ask her why she's so down.
>>26993119Personally I'd vote for everyone (including her twin) before Char, but that's just my opinion.
>>26993144Poor Brilliant. Everyone else at least had something. Ah well, it's hard to keep track of so many characters and to do it well.
>>26993165As long as you don't vote for the other option 3 times then I don't really mind your preferences. Something about making my vote when everything calms down then suddenly two more opposing votes drop out of nowhere.
>>26992995"Hey, is something wrong, Mary-Kate?" You ask."Nah, not really!" She says, trying to hide her unhappiness."You're not fooling me, Mary." You sigh."Fine..." Mary-Kate frowns. "Personally, I would've liked to be paired with Charlotte. I mean, it was a chance to gets one on one time with her!"Oh boy, you should've figured. Mary-Kate's obsession with the original Demons was coming into play here.>Sorry, I'll keep that in mind next time.>I really think you should stop this. It's not healthy.>Hey, my mom's a Demon, too, you know...>Other
>>26993263>>Hey, my mom's a Demon, too, you know...
>>26993263>"Fine..." Mary-Kate frowns. "Personally, I would've liked to be paired with Charlotte. I mean, it was a chance to gets one on one time with her!"Preachin' to the choir, lass.>Hey, my mom's a Demon, too, you know...
>>26993263>>Hey, my mom's a Demon, too, you know...Needs to be said mildly offendedly.
>>26993263>Hey, my mom's a Demon, too, you know...Aww yeah spending time with somebody that doesn't even want to be with us.
>>26993263>Sorry, I'll keep that in mind next time.
>>26993263>Hey, my mom's a Demon, too, you know...
>>26993263>Hey, my mom's a Demon, too, you know...Righteous indignancy, go!
>character is clearly attracted to another character>"PAY ATTENTION TO MEEE"never change /tg/
>>26993263>OtherIt's ok, didn't really want to spend time with you either
>>26993329Gotta get those social links.
Mary Kate has checked the pastebin, she knows we're small time with lower stats than her.
Is this the part where we tell her she should just try to be their friend first and not be a massive fangirl?
>>26993399That sounds about right.
>>26993263"You know, my mom's a Demon too, you know." You mumble. "That's true..." Mary-Kate nods sagely. "Okay! We'll give this a try, then!"You're a bit unnerved by her sudden shift in mood. It was as if everything she did revolved around getting closer to the Demons, which, while admirable, was extremely unhealthy in the way Mary-Kate was going about it.So you start off patrolling the school commons. Nothing too serious, though. There are enough students around that nobody was really going to try anything, so you decide to try and strike up some conversation.>Why exactly are are you so obsessed with the Demons?>Do you even hang out with Charlotte and Falynn all that much?>So what do you think about my mom?>Actually, don't say anything.>Other
>>26993503>Do you even hang out with Charlotte and Falynn all that much?
>>26993503>>Why exactly are are you so obsessed with the Demons?
>>26993503>Why exactly are are you so obsessed with the Demons?
>>26993503>Why exactly are are you so obsessed with the Demons?Going by her background, though, I think I know...
>>26993503>Do you even hang out with Charlotte and Falynn all that much?>So what do you think about my mom?
>>26993569But we need to know and I'm sure Merc added stuff.
>>26993503>So what do you think about my mom?>Why exactly are are you so obsessed with the Demons?
>>26993503"You know, Mary, I've always sort of wondered." You finally speak up. "Why exactly ARE you so obsessed with the Demons?""Who wouldn't be?" Mary-Kate beams as she's obviously recalling a pleasant memory. "My dad used to talk about them all the time, how they basically went all over Europa kicking Imperial butt, and then they came all the way to HIS tavern to have a good time! I mean, it was the coolest thing ever to happen to our family, and... and I just want to be a part of it!Huh, now Mary-Kate's hero obsession was starting to make sense. She was conditioned to love the Demons since she was born."So, Lucas, you're practically childhood friends with Charlotte and Falynn." Mary-Kate continues. "Do you, uh, have any tips on how to get closer to them?">Be blunt with her. Tell her SHE'S the problem.>Just play along. No need to hurt her feelings further or anything.>Other
>>26993833>>Be blunt with her. Tell her SHE'S the problem.You're treating them like objects to be acquired and not people. Try being their friend first.
...I leave to get dinner and in my absence you guys have potentially acquired an annoying platonic stalker...eh, par for the course.>>26993503>So, is it just the demons you like to are there any other military units you have an "appreciation" for?
>>26993833>>Be blunt with her. Tell her SHE'S the problem.If you try too hard to get to know them, they may see you as annoying.
>>26993833>>Just play along. No need to hurt her feelings further or anything.
>>26993833>Tips? Uh, Chartlotte already seem to like you. She seemed upset when I paired up with you today.
>>26993833>Be blunt with her. Tell her SHE'S the problem."The twins aren't their parents. Don't look at them like they are."
>>26993833>Be blunt with her. Tell her SHE'S the problem.try to be nice about it
>>26993833>>Be blunt with her. Tell her SHE'S the problem.B-be gentle.
>>26993833>Be blunt with her. Tell her SHE'S the problem.
>>26993895Probably what needs to be said. Especially since Falynn seems to outright hate being in her parent's shadow.
>>26993895I like this, go with this.
>>26993833>Be blunt with her. Tell her SHE'S the problem.try and do it gently though
>>26993833>Be bluntseconding pointing out >>26993895I have a feeling that even when we're being blunt we sound like the nicest guy. I hope we play to our charismatic strengths this time.
>>26993968Oh yeah, we have a charisma boosting potential.
>>26993987But unfortunately only 1 starting Charisma. I hope enough people agree to raise C during level ups at least to 3 or 4. We already have two awesome potentials so the first few levels should be spent bolstering his stats.
>>26994071The problem with that is that this is a quest about fighting shit. I don't think we ever leveled up Charisma for anyone last VMQ.
>>26994071Of course. As we are, everyone needs to work on their skills.
Terrible thought I just had.What... What's the average lifespan of caucasian shepards?
>>26994109Well we weren't playing as Lucas last thread. We were playing as a self-centered, battle-scared, hardass noble, and I wasn't about to suggest he level Cha. Lucas, on the other had, is a perfect fit to be more persuasive and I fully intend to vote for Cha when we first level.
>>26994139Have a worse thought.Members of the Old People Club probably died of old age already.
>>26994109But it would be a real shame to not put the Nice Guy potential to use, and I know Merc has a lot of recruitable enemies cooked up. And if we choose to focus on being a charismatic leader that's one way we play Lucas differently from Jager, and that's what I want the most. Maybe Merc can chime in to prove my thoughts, but I think charisma will play a much larger roll in VMQ2.
>>26994139Longer if they dont eat their own crap.
>>26994071Actually I just corrected it to 3. It wasn't supposed to be 1.>>26993833"Mary-Kate..." You sigh and stop to turn and face her. "Look, I don't really like doing this, but I have to be blunt with you. The thing keeping you from getting closer to the Twins is well... yourself. You're your own worst enemy here.""...Huh?" Mary-Kate blinks."Look, I've noticed this over the course of training. You've basically been hounding the Twins ever since our team got formed. They're aren't their parents, so you shouldn't treat them like they are. And neither should you treat them as stepping stones to get closer to their parents, either."Mary-Kate doesn't say anything. She just blinks in surprise.>roll 1d20
>>26994167Gods damn you....Oh no. Nononono.WRITEFAG SENSESTINGLINGWHAT HAVE YOU DONE
>>26994139Not sure on the specific breed, but I know large breed dogs tend to go quicker than the smaller ones.
Rolled 4>>26994221go go gadget charisma!
>>26994242Please activate Nice Guy
Rolled 16>>26994242>>26994255>>26994257Eh, rolls all around.
>>26994242>>26994255>>26994257Looks like our words have totally failed to penetrate.
Rolled 12>>26994242>>26994255>>26994257Wow, the dice gods do NOT like this kid. Take that 10, add the bonuses from charisma and Nice Guy...We got a 14. Shit.
Rolled 3>>26994284Something else will.
>>26994289We always seem to flub when trying to establish social links. All in all 14 isn't too bad I hope. At least I don't see the 14 backfiring in anyway, as opposed to a 5 or lower.
>>26994315But neither of us have any armor-piercing ammo...
>>26994242"N-no, that can't be true..." Mary-Kate mumbles, backing away.Just as you feared, she was still clinging on to her beliefs. You didn't think it would be easy to snap her out of it, but you were hoping that talk would do the trick. However, you feel that you NEED to do this, it not for the Twins then for unit cohesion. You were very aware that Mary-Kate's behavior was grating on everyone in the squad, Falynn worst of all.>Seriously, just think about it, all right?>Activate your last resort. Time to be super blunt.>Other
>>26994401>>Seriously, just think about it, all right?Give her a choice.
Rolled 14>>26994401>>Activate your last resort. Time to be super blunt.
>>26994401>Activate your last resort. Time to be super blunt.
>>26994401>Seriously, just think about it, all right?Maybe even ask either of them about how you're acting when you get the chance, you know?
>>26994401>Seriously, just think about it, alright?
>>26994401>Activate your last resort. Time to be super blunt.Be nicer about it though!
>>26994401>Activate your last resort. Time to be super blunt."Most likely, they think you're trying to get into a position to use them, so they're probably filtering out most of what you're saying."
>>26994401>Seriously, just think about it, all right?"It's starting to affect morale, so..."
>>26994401>Activate your last resort. Time to be super blunt.Gotta keep the real talks on track. A generally super nice guy saying some harsh things will make anyone's head spin, and it will show that we really mean this.
>>26994401>Activate your last resort. Time to be super blunt.Make or break time. Though to be honestly an 'Other' write in might we our best bet for this.
I think you blunt guys are pushing it. She needs time to think. Not everything needs to be solved instantly by us.
>>26994401>Seriously, just think about it, all right?
>>26994221Just asking, but should our Morale be 1 also? Seems unknightly.
>>26994528>I think you blunt guys are pushing it.
>>26994401>Activate your last resort. Time to be super blunt.Did somebody say blunt?
Rolled 16>>26994401>Other"Try to see it from everyone else's perspective. Would you like to hang out with someone that pesters you all the time? You should really ease up and just get to know them better."
>>26994401>>Activate your last resort. Time to be super blunt.
>>26994528They're probably the Char fans angry that she lost.
>>26994585Even if we're going to be blunt either way I'd still like to pepper this in, seconding. We should probably let her know any one of us in the squad would like to be her friend if she just toned it down and treated us like normal people.
Rolled 2>>26994576If we flub this roll she wont want to hang out with lucas again
>>26994602Really? Already waifu wars?
>>26994602How is that warranted in the least? People like you are the worst.
>>26994633It was doomed to happen, we have too many female characters and we're in highschool. The waifufags were here from day 1.
>>26994602Different types of persuasion work on different people. MK already responded positively to firmness so there's nothing wrong with testing the water a bit more.>>26994633No, he's just salty because people are liking ideas he doesn't like.
>>26994656I can't tell if it's because VMQ finished with waifuing that's it's starting full force now, or if it's because Merc reached out to the SWQ89 audience or what.
>>26994717It's because we're in a social situation with nobody to shoot at and we have no established flame like we did last quest.
>>26994781The only logical solution is to pump Charisma and acquire harems.
>>26994826>The only logical solution is to pump Charisma and accidentally acquire harems.Do ya one better.
>>26994826>>26994845For fuck's sake, can you lot knock it off?
>>26994845Yesh. We must be oblivious to everything.
>>26994845Of course it's the nice guy that never wanted 5 women that gets them.>>26994871I was just joking, but I like even the serious haremfags over waifu warriors.
>>26994905>Of course it's the nice guy that never wanted 5 women that gets them.Well yeah. That's a central aspect of the harem genre.
>>26994905It's true in real life. My brother somehow collected a harem he didn't want anything to do with. It was hilarious.
Rolled 4>>26994987 Storytiem
>>26994987And I bet his hair isn't even half as fluffy as Lucas's, we got this shit.
>>26994958Wait a minute.Lucas is a nice guy...Girls like touching his hair...He apparently has the worst luck ever...Oh god dammit we're playing Seina Yamada.
>>26995007Long story short he looks like Taylor Lautner, is smart, funny, and athletic. Many fell for him. He didn't want to break their hearts. It eventually just imploded, as I sat by with popcorn. I may or may not have had a hand in the matter.
>>26994401Well, you decide it's time to pull out the big guns. You take a deep breath."Mary, I'm going to blunt about this. The team's opinion on you is not very good. You're too clingy to the people you want to hang out with, and you outright ignore everybody else. How do you think everybody will view you?"Well, some of it seems to be getting through to Mary-Kate, so you continue,"Try to see it from everyone else's perspective. Would you like to hang out with someone that pesters you all the time? You should really ease up and just get to know them better. Just don't look at Charlotte and Falynn as 'Jager and Sam Jrs. They're their own people. Did you know that Falynn HATES being compared to her parents? If you'd just, you know, TALKED to her, that would be something you'd find out so fast!"You wait to see if Mary-Kate finally gets it.>roll 1d20
Rolled 17>>26995183HAHA NAT1
>>26995159What you should have done was made him watch Tenchi Muyo, so that he might learn his only path is to FUCK THEM ALL!
Rolled 5>>26995183Let's do it!
Rolled 12>>26995159Details, my good man.How did the implosion go?
>>26995236>3 cha and nice guyCCCKKKKKKKKKKYEAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
>>26995236+1 because of our thingy.
>>26995189I THINK SHE GETS IT NOW
>>26995213It would take too long, and I don't want to hijack the thread.
I believe Mary is a parody on normal quest followers.
>>26995371She's just a possibly lesbian fangirl. I know that SOUNDS like a quest follower to a certain extent but unless the guy who made her for the quest is real insidious I doubt it.
>>26995430I am not nearly that clever
Rolled 13>>26995430If she doesnt get it now, she is one.
>>26995347We could do with the sideshow entertainment.
>>26995347Just sage it
>>26995189>Just as side note, the school section is intended for you to act out you waifuing because, well... it's fucking school. You're not going to get a lot of chances for normal social interaction once you actually deploy.Mary-Kate is quiet for what seems like a long time. You're almost afraid that she's going to go into denial mode again until you see her smile sadly."You know, it does make some sense when you put it that way." She sighs as she leans back on a wall. "I just... really wanted to be someone special, you know? Not just plain old nobody Mary-Kate, who's going to live and die without anybody ever knowing she existed...""Just tone it down. We WANT to be your friend, we really do, except for maybe Edwin because he's kinda a jerk, but seriously. Treat people with respect and they'll do the same to you.""Heh, thanks." Mary-Kate smiles. "You know, I could've fallen for you with those words, but you're unfortunately not my type.""And what type do you prefer?" You ask."Classified." Mary-Kate winks.Huh, well, you suppose that turned out well enough. She even seems a bit different now.... though can't really place how.You check your watch and see that the airshow is almost over. Once it is, you'll have foreign dignitaries and soldiers flooding all over the campus.>Try and find Charlotte and Sparky.>Head off to the airfield right now. Maybe you'll even catch a bit of the show before it ends.>No, really, what is your type?>Other
>>26995666>>Try and find Charlotte and Sparky.See what they found, if any.
>>26995666>Try and find Charlotte and Sparky.
>>26995666>>Try and find Charlotte and Sparky.
>>26995666>Head off to the airfield right now. Maybe you'll even catch a bit of the show before it ends.
>>26995666Try and find Charlotte and Sparky.
>>26995666>Try and find Charlotte and Sparky.I was one of the people complaining, and I want to say I don't mind that's what you're doing it makes sense. I just don't like what it does to people, when people go super samefag 3, and start saying shit like >>26994602.
>>26995666How long will the school section last?
I hope Mary-Kate gets the coveted Twin end/ I want to see /tg/ explode in odd mix of hilarity and jealousy.
>>26995666>Head off to the airfield right now. Maybe you'll even catch a bit of the show before it ends.I for one want to see the planes.
>>26995666>"Classified.">Implying it's not obvious that she loves girls
>>26995835My envy would be eternal. But in that case M-Kat for best lesbian bro, at least she has good taste.
>>26995785Trying to wrap it up soon. I don't want to linger too long on it.
>>26995666"Alright, come on, let's got try and find Charlotte and Sparky." You say."Uh huh, sure!" Mary-Kate nods. "And remember what we talked about, okay? Don't get so clingy on Charlotte.""Got it." Mary-Kate nods.With that you head off to try and find your partners in crime.>roll 1d20
>>26995471>>26995506Fine.So my brother had 4 girls lusting hard after him. They were the Asian, Blondy, Bitch, and Sweety.He was absolutely clueless for the first couple of months, thought they were just good friends, is all. Needless to say, he was wrong.Being his twin brother,(fraternal, sadly. I'm the ugly one.) each came to me asking for advice. Never one to pass up the opportunity for mischief, I set about getting them closer to him, while slowly cluing him in on whats happening. Before he realized it, they started being a lot more affectionate. He didn't know how to react. I was laughing my head off at the proceedings, and the girls naturally formed rivalries. So I lightly imply to the girls that he was interested in them all. I made Bitch think she came up with the idea of sharing him. She was always a little slow, and I'm a psych major and preparing to to try for public office.It took a couple months, but the rest of the girls eventually came to an agreement. It didn't work out as I had planned it. From what I hear, he was near enough raped. Sweety got them to stop, and that set the seeds for what I now needed to do. I played on that. I made the other girls think she was trying to keep him to herself, she was "kicked out" of the harem. Bitch had never liked Blondy. A bit(lot) of alcohol and some subtle encouragement got them into a really nasty catfight. That was entertaining. Asian didn't like this, and she and Bitch got into a heated discussion. The end result was both going their seperate ways. As for Blondy, I implied that my brother and I were gay for each other. She was deeply religious and didn't like this one bit.And thus the harem was sundered, never to be brought forth again.
Rolled 2>>26995989We'll never find them.
Rolled 7>>26995989Nat 1 inc
Rolled 12>>26996003You are a terrible person for enabling the rape of your brother but i applaud you.
Well it could be what state we find them in. With a 10 we could just head towards the smoke and yelling.
>>26995997However, you don't get far until you see a bit of a commotion going on.See, one of the biggest reasons security on the campus was ramped up was because thanks to Gallia's Universal Conscription policy, the Gallian armed forces had the largest ratio of female to male soldiers in Europa, and possibly the world. So, when foreign soldiers visited, well, the results were quite obvious.Here, however, you see Falynn getting harassed by a pair of Emmerian pilots. They weren't doing anything too bad, but it was pretty obvious she wasn't enjoying their constant flirting. None of the have seen you yet, so you've got the advantage of surprise right now."Oh, can we, Lucas? Can we?" Mary-Kate asks, cracking her knuckles.>Let's see how this plays out.>I'll handle it.>Go for it, Mary.>Together we fight crime!>Other
>>26996162>>Together we fight crime!
>>26996162>Together we fight crime!It's clobbering time! :)
>>26996162>>Together we fight crime!No, let's do this together, partner.
Rolled 2>>26996162>I'll handle it.Play the boyfriend routine.
>>26996162>Let's see how this plays out.We know that our childhood friend can handle herself
>>26996162>Together we fight crime!
>>26996162>Together we fight crime!can someone tell me what Falynn's picture is from, I hae no idea
>>26996162>I'll handle it.I think alone we can solve this peacefully and as much as I want to fight crime together, it sounds like a trap to get the people with the shittiest combat stats into a scuffle.
>>26996162>Go for it, Mary.Time to see her capabilities.
>>26996220Tales of Xillia, I believe.
Rolled 5>>26996162>I'll handle it.MPs after all
>>26996221And alone we can play to our strengths and maybe bluff her out of there.
Rolled 7>>26996162They han't done anything bad yet.>I'll handle it.
>>26996162"All right, let's do this." You nod. "But remember, violence is LAST RESORT. We don't want to have to explain to everybody why we just beat the crap out of two Emmerian pilots."Uh huh, let's go!" Mary-Kate nods.The two of you march down to the commotion. Falynn sees the both of you approach and she scurries to hide behind you, keeping you between her and her harassers."Is there a problem here?" You say in your most authoritative voice.>roll 1d20
Rolled 20>>26996462 fuck you Dice gods!!
>>26996483They liked that.
Rolled 8>>26996462Nat 1
>>26996483uh, what does a 20 do in this situation?
>>26996506Do they carp their pants in sheer terror?
>>26996483Tsun~tsun dice gods.
Rolled 9>>26996483OH YEAThe most beta aviators, ever.
>>26996524I have never heard of a beta pilot. Never.
>>26996483>>26996506>Damn that kid's head is fluffy, how does he do that? Man forget her, if we had hair like that all the ladies would want us. Then we share general hair-care tips.
>>26996527You will now!Those who's balls shrink in the face of an MP smaller than them
>>26996506They are blinded by the hair's brilliance.
>>26996538>>26996601>MPs attempt to hit on Lucas
>>26996588Size doesn't matter much, or have you forgotten the time Sam punched out Jager in her sleep?
>>26996462The two pilots look at each other, then at you, and it looks like they're about to talk back at you until the third pilot joins the fray."HEY, GUYS!" The third pilot laughs as he wraps his arms around the shoulders of his fellows, though it was less a sign of camaraderie and more headlocking the both of them to assert his dominance. "What's going on here? Not making a bad impression on these fine ladies here, are you?""N-nothing, sir." One of the pilots croaks. It seems that now being confronted by an alpha pilot, the lower ranking pilots have lost their steam."Hey, that's great. Now, you guys should probably head back to your barracks and STAY there. Got it?"A quick squeeze of his arms proves to be adequate convincing and both pilots nod rapidly. The moment the third pilot lets go they both bolt off into the distance."Sorry about that. My guys can get a bit rowdy at times, so I gotta constantly remind them to rein it in." The stranger says.>Sorry, and you are...?>Thanks for the help, but duty calls.>Other
>>26996842>>Sorry, and you are...?
>>26996842>Sorry, and you are...?
>>26996842>Isamu Alva Mother Fuck DysonGod DAMMIT MC, now you're just fucking toying with me! Fucking groundpounder faggots keeping me away from interacting with all these cool characters.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tud4JUiPDRk>Sorry, and you are...?
>>26996964But wheres the zentradi
>>26996964It was really unexpected. I thought most people that followed VMQ would pick airforce considering it was basically Ace Combat on the ground quest. Maybe it's a lot of fresh blood that had their fill of flying.
>>26997150As one of the groundpounder faggots (I'm regretting now, by the way. All dese cameos) it was more because I was hoping for jets.
>>26996842>Sorry, and you are...?ISAMU MOTHERFUCKIN' DYSON>not Guld Goa Bowman>NOT THE BEST MACROSS PLUS CHARACTER>mfw
>>26997150>>26997173i'm still hoping that Merc does one where we dont get to chose ground or air, and its just experimental jets in the Not!Cold war
>>26997191I wouldn't mind more deadliest catch
>>26997173I just think it's most unfortunate because all these new characters/cameos where created specifically for flight training. Of course Tier-1 was taught by people we already know. But we still get a chance to interact them anyway so that's something.
>>26997191>experimental jets in the Not!Cold warAardvark time?
>>26997191I'm sure Merc has cool groundpounder cameos once we get into combat.
Hey guys, have to go to sleep now, night!Polite sage
>>26997224well Merc built everything in anticipation of /tg/ going Ace Combat route, and they just went nope, lets go be boring groundpounders..
>>26997258>polite sage>doesnt sage
>>26997173We could always do a perspective flip over to Lara at some point, like we did with Matthew in VMQ1. Maybe more in depth this time, too. We'd still get our fair share of jets then.
>>26997293>Knightly pimp with female Snake and genderbent Simo Hayha loving our awesomeness>boringits different, yes, but I think no less exciting
>>26997293Honestly, I don't think we should've been given the choice for Tier One at all. :| 'Tis a missed opportunity.
>>26997320>genderbent Simo HayhaWhat are smoking man? Morgan isn't the Simo expy, SIMO is.
>>26997239If Sergeant Major Mike Vining and Major Billy Waugh (yes, his name is pronounced like "WAAAAAAGH") don't make it in, I will be a sad man.>>26997317They're still on piston and prop tech, man. No jets outside the drawing board yet.
>>26997317no jets yet, they only got biplanes 15ish years ago, everything is currently prop driven flying tanks
>>26997353Silly me. Always think of jets when I hear about AC.
>>26997344Morgan's the CARLOS HATHCOCK expy, if anything.I mean, who wouldn't want to be the most badass of the Vietnam War Snipers anyway.
>>26997300There's a chance he noko+saged. Actually, I'm not sure if that works anymore. Testing.
>>26997365most well known, sure, most badass, thats debatable
Anyway, point is, we still got hope for air. We have Lara.
>>26997360Not the planes from Cathai. Those ones are maneuverable as all hell, but can't take being poked with a pointed stick
>>26997397Pretty sure Cathay is the China expy.
>>26997414Countries are merged and the real world analogues are never clear. With the exception of Albion. The name just fits
>>26997353>Sergeant Major Mike ViningThat's the retired D-Boy who looks like Rick Moranis's uglier older brother and was pointman on Schwarzkopf's protective detail, right?>Major Billy WaughThe guy who went into Afghanistan as CIA liaison to the D-Boys at age 72?
>>26997435Actually, Merc is using more specific definitions here. For example, Osea is France, Ustio is Italy, Yuktobania is Germany, Emmeria is America, etc.
Rolled 11>>26997373Guess not. Let's see if noko+dice still works
Sorry about the delay post incoming soon.
>>26997353Billy Waugh was a Sergeant Major too, not a Major. Fuckin' keyboard froze for a moment.>>26997446Yes and yes. Pic is Vining on the detail. Not many places you can read up on Vining, sadly.Billy Waugh, the more badass of the two, has an autobiography titled "Hunting the Jackal". The man is basically the real life Big Boss.http://www.amazon.com/Hunting-Jackal-Soldiers-Frontlines-Terrorism/dp/0060564105
>>26997581>Those huge rim glasses>That tucked in shirt with slacksAnd despite all that he still looks like he's ready to kick ass.
>>26997615Kicks ass for a living, wrecks pussies for a hobby. Look at that smile. That's the smile of a man who, even at his age, regularly gets copious amounts of sweet nineteen-year-old pussy. If this guy shows up we won't get ANY of the girls.
>>26997651You can just tell he's grinning like that because he fucked the cameraman's girlfriend earlier that same day.
>>26996842"I'm sorry, but who exactly are you?" You ask, still instinctively shielding Falynn."Aw crap, how rude of me!" The pilot gives you a casual salute. "Captain Isaac Dyson of the 3rd Emmerian Air Wing at your service!""You're here for the airshow I assume?" You ask"Aw yeah, I was even in it for the opening act! Should've seen it, I was pulling some CRAZY maneuvers until they forced me to land for 'endangering the spectators' or something like that...""Uh huh." You nod. "You're not going to start any trouble or anything, right?""What, no, I already got someone in my sights!" Dyson grins. "But, sorry about that little miss, I'll make sure to give those two twerps a really good spanking!" Dyson then reaches past you and ruffles Falynn's hair. She squeaks but otherwise doesn't do anything else. Dyson then chuckles and walks off, waving as he goes."Huh... interesting guy." You muse."Hey was actually pretty cool." Mary-Kate nods. "Almost makes me wish we could see him fly.""What do you think, Falynn?" You ask, turning to face her."He's... not so bad for a loud, obnoxious Emmerian." Falynn concedes. "Anyways, thanks for helping me out there.""No problem." You grin."Well, we're just doing our jobs, Falynn." Mary-Kate smiles." If someone else gives you trouble just give us a call, 'kay?""Ummm... okay." Falynn says, a bit bewildered that Mary-Kate is actually acting like a normal person to her. She looks at you and you just grin and shrug."A-anyways. I should be getting back to my dorm before more of those jerks start coming out." Falynn mumbles. She gives you a hug and scurries off.""See? That wasn't so bad." You say to Mary-Kate."Yeah... it actually wasn't." She grins. "Come on, let's go find the others.(cont)
>>26997679You manage to track Charlotte and Sparky down back at the airfield, where the rest of the MPs have congregated to keep an eye on the guests."So, what have you two been up to?" You ask as you approach."Ah, nothing much." Sparky shrugs, her eyes darting away suspiciously. "We totally didn't wire flash bombs all over the guest rooms or anything.""Nope, not at all." Charlotte nods. "How about you two?""Nah, just scaring off some dumbass pilots who were bothering Falynn. No big deal." You shrug."Ugh, seriously, they're such assholes." Charlotte sighs. "You know one of them tried to cop a feel on me? Broke three of his fingers for the trouble.""Uh huh..." You laugh nervously.At this point, the crowd is starting to thin out as it disperses. Looking back at the airfield, you can see Lara and few of her fellow pilots appearing to be in some sort of heated discussion with some foreign pilots on the airstrip. However, you see some rather big packs of pilots moving off toward the campus, too.>Head over to Lara to see what's up.>Better tail those pilots to make sure they don't cause trouble.>Split up to cover both.>Other
>>26997689>>Better tail those pilots to make sure they don't cause trouble.
>>26997689>Split up to cover bothFalyn, Mary-Kate, tail those pilotsCharlotte, let's deal with that issue on the airstrip and then meet back up with them
>>26997689>Split up to cover both.TEAMMATE SWAP.Charlotte.Seriously because we at least need to give her a heads up on MK's new behaviour.
>>26997689>Split up to cover both.Isamu, we know. You have eyes only for Myung and you're still sleeping around.You big dumb jerk.
>>26997689>Better tail those pilots to make sure they don't cause trouble.I trust sis can cover her own ass, she's a knight too!
>>26997714Falyn left, but I'll second Sparky/MK take care of the group, and Char and us help our sister.
>>26997714uhh, Falynn aint a temp-MP today, she went back to her quarters>>26997718seconding this
>>26997679>I already got someone in my sights!Edge? Or is Lucy McMillan gonna cameo now, too?>>26997689>Better tail those pilots to make sure they don't cause trouble.Never, EVER trust a pilot further than you can throw their plane.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdSj0_Fd4ds
>>26997689>Better tail those pilots to make sure they don't cause trouble.Is it time for a Rumble?
>>26997734she needs a lance on her plane to joust with
>>26997772Considering Lance basically means rocket in-universe, maybe she'll end up with a couple pods of 32.
>>26997809>rocketsFuck that, she needs fuel.
>>26997714Do it. Except Falyn is gone, so you probably mean Sparky
>>26997817I don't get it
Speaking about weapons, how legal do you think a White Phosphorus Weapon equivalent in the VC universe?
>>26997809>pods of 32.you're thinking about 20 years in the future there, you'd be lucky to get a rack of 4-6 under each wing with their current tech level
>>26997862Not really. Aviation may be brand spanking new but rocketry and ballistics would be about ~1965 level by now.
>>26997881considering how lances are rather large and bulky and this universe has not yet gone down the whole miniaturization path yet, I'd disagree with youalso, the rest of their tech is barely 1955 level, how the fuck would you get rocketry a good 10 years ahead of that when they are 20 years behind on planes?
>>26997855WP is probably okay, especially at this time.
>>26997855off the top of my head, they dont have any conventions or treaties preventing things like that, but that probably changed with the end of the imperial invasion and the Gallian/Belkan alliance
>>26997855Even if it is legal to use on people (it's actually legal to use for illumination and marking targets, just not in an anti-personnel role), I'd say not to, just because that shit is fucking horrifying. I'm a guy who cackles like a madman at videos of napalm, flamethrowers, and cluster bombs in action, and even I find WP disturbing. The idea of having to literally dig it out of a friend's skin with your knife, and the fact that it puts out toxic fumes, it just kinda makes my skin crawl. I'm not gonna try and claim any actual moral high ground on this, but it seems out of character for our eternal optimist to be willing to use something like that on people if he has any other choice.
Sage for completely off-topic, butROME II
>>26998043Oh hell yes
>>26998036I'm not worried about Lucas using WP, I'm afraid the enemy may use it.
>>26998036While it may be out of character, there may be a situation down the road where we might be forced to use some of those...less than scrupulous weapons, and maybe have to come face to face with just how devastating such ordnance can be. The true test, in that situation, is being able get to past the fact that we had just subjected our fellow man to one of the worst possible ways to die, and maybe getting praise for doing so.
>>26997689"Hey, Mary, Sparky, you go tail those pilots and make sure they don't start any trouble. Me and Charlotte are going to go check out what's going on at the airfield.""Got it." Mary-Kate nods."Permission to use explosive force?" Sparky asks.The image of Falynn getting chased by a pair of horny pilots immediately comes to mind."Authorized.""Sweet!" Sparky grins, and she and Mary-Kate skip off."Heh, just like old times, huh?" Charlotte grins."I guess." You grin. "Come on, let's see what's up over at the airfield.""Aw, Lara can handle herself." Charlotte laughs. "I taught her all of my dad's best move's, after all.""You mean punch, punch some more, and keep punching until your opponent stops moving?" You sigh."Bingo!" Charlotte laughs.You can't help but shake you head and laugh along with her. However, at this point, you finally reach the little commotion going on at the airfield.You see an assortment of Emmerian, Federation, and even a couple of Imperial pilots congregating around Lara and her wingmates. From what you can tell, all of the foreign pilots were pretty young, so you assume they're visiting trainees, which wasn't good. They tended to be even more arrogant than actual pilots. "You guys think you're all so high and mighty just because you got nicer planes, huh?" One of the foreign pilots scowls. "Showing us up like that just because you could?""You were going beyond your allotted flight time!" Lara shoots back. "We were trying to keep things on schedule!"Well, the bright side was that with her wingmates, Lara's group was more more or less equal in size to the combined group of foreign trainees. Probably why nothing's started... yet."Oh yeah, we can take em." Charlotte says. "You take one and I'll take the other eight.""Come on, be serious...">See if Lara can resolve this situation.>Looks like you're going to have to get involved...>Other
>>26998166>>Looks like you're going to have to get involved...
>>26998166>See if Lara can resolve this situation.>Distract char's bloodlust with fluffy hair
>>26998166>>Looks like you're going to have to get involved...Don't fire a pistol into the air like Jager did.
>>26998166>See if Lara can resolve this situation.Trust the sister. If things go pear shaped we can help.
>>26997855There ARE weapons limitation treaties in the VC-verse. Back in EWII, the treaties only covered the use of chemical weapons. However, in the intervening years, they started adding on stuff like white phosphorous and especially Valkrur and Valkrur-based weaponry. On paper, you shouldn't be seeing ANY of this stuff on the battlefield In practice though, is a whole different story...
>>26998166>Looks like you're going to have to get involved...Leaving this to our dear little sister would be weak shit, besides, pilots know not to piss off operators in a ground fight, that license to get your ass kicked and they should have the brains to know it.
>>26998189This.Reverse fluffy is such a new twist.
>>26998166>See if Lara can resolve this situation.
>>26998212>Emmerian>Young>PilotTHREE TIMES STUPIDER
>>26998166>Step in and insult their honor. Time to draw their ire onto us.
>>26998089Man now I really wish we were a pilot. They don't have to look at the mangled bodies they just created, smell the burning meat stench, almost like barbecue but with a chemical odor on top.>>26998166>Looks like you're going to have to get involved...
>>26998166>See if Lara can resolve this situation.>Emmerian, Federation, and even a couple of Imperial pilotsAll that ganging up on the Gallians? Really?
>>26998189Do it. Haha
>>26998166>>See if Lara can resolve this situation.
>>26998166>See if Lara can resolve this situation.It's not too late to step in if it comes to a head.
>>26998221Ugh, point...wait, what exactly are we carrying to help aid us in our security-keeping mission? Merc, what is our loadout right now?
>>26998166"Nah, we should just hang back and let Lara handle it." You say, standing back and keeping your distance. You see Lara's eyes flit up and she makes eye contact to you. You just smile and nod, letting her know you've got her back."But- but-" Charlotte whimpers."I'll let you ruffle my hair." You sigh."Four times.""Once.""Three.""Two. Final offer.""Deal." Charlotte leans forward and gives your head two big ruffles."Hey! Not so rough!" You complain.Meanwhile, Lara does her best to defuse the situation.>roll 1d20
>>26998290As a temp MP all you've really got for armament is a nightstick and basic sidearm that you are heavily discouraged from using.
Rolled 16>>26998310c'mon 1s, we need some action here
>>26998326...Ouch. Guess we'll have to step in after all.
>>26998316>>26998322>>2699832611... Not bad, I guess?
>>26998323>Giving your boots iron
Rolled 7>>26998348is it bad that I was hoping for a 1 just to rock the boat when I rolled that 2?
>>26998357It won't hurt. You need a second 1.
>>26998323Shit, no flashbangs we could threaten to toss into the crowd should they get 'rough', no radios for backup, no rape whistle, lovely.
>>26998357No anon, I was hoping the same thing. I want to pin a punkass flyboy to the ground while Sturmfurher jr. punches like everyone.
>>26998373Nah, the roll wasn't for us so optimism woudn't help.
>>26998353Were not boots though, long past that stage.Giving boots iron would be like giving Lanseal era Artya a gun and making her an MP.
>>26998419>Troublemaker tries to pull a knife>She already looted it>Along with his wallet and watch
>>26998316"Come on, we're all pilots here. I don't think it's worth getting in a fight over something like this." Lara says as diplomatically as she can. "We should all just go back to our barracks and forget this ever happened-"It happens so fast that you don't quite catch who was responsible, but someone actually shoves Lara with enough force that she hits the fuselage of her plane with a loud BANG that even you can hear.Oh.OH.Somebody was going to pay for that.>roll 1d20
Rolled 19>>26998430DIE DIE KILL IS THE DEATH
Rolled 7>>26998430FOR BLOOD AND GLORY
>>26998440It'll do.FUCK THEM UP.
Rolled 10>>26998444YoooooouEven if we can negate the 1 you made the 19 not count.
>>26998444Please tell me that was the first 1 for us today.
>>26998430HAHAHA GUESS WHAT TIME IT ISIt's time for plane rides!And by plane rides I mean pick up the perpetrator by the waist and run around making plane sounds until we hit something their head first.
>>26998465I checked and this is the first 1 of this thread
>>26998462Well, 15's a hell of a lot better than a 1. Still :(
AAAH I MISSED FOUR THREADS.AAAHHHMERC COM WELCOME BACK ALSO FUCKEN CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL BECAUSE THIS IS ULTRA COOL.
>>26998430Run as fast as we can full tilt and do a 2 foot kick on the bastardhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fWJFRTsTeA
>>26998430Before we commit horrible atrocities, can we calmly ask them why they wish to die so young?
>>26998491I hope you read everything up to now, a lot of crap happened by this thread.
So what happens if we happen to roll two 1's on one roll-query, and it's the first critfail we get? The 1 gets cancelled due to Optimism, then the remaining one negates the highest roll.We're left with...nothing?
Rolled 8>>26998503Way to fuck it up
>>26998430Aw HELL NAH. THIS DOES NOT FLY
Rolled 19>>26998444>Was looking for a crit in either direction. Optimism will not take effect.You're not sure what exactly happened. Hell, even after the incident, after being questioned by god knows how many people, you still couldn't really explain what happened.But, seeing your sister going down like that, seemed to trigger something. At that point all you could remember was just red. Red everywhere.>roll 9d20
>>26998505I just noticed matey, I'll probably be up to speed by next thread. It's good to be Gallian.
Rolled 7>>26998510Which is worse than a 1.
Rolled 13, 11, 12, 2, 16, 5, 1, 4, 15 = 79>>26998516
Rolled 10, 5, 2, 10, 2, 14, 7, 17, 15 = 82>>26998516here we go
Rolled 17, 16, 16, 2, 18, 4, 19, 3, 4 = 99>>26998516KILLARMCHAIRRRRRRR
Rolled 11, 1, 19, 4, 4, 6, 4, 8, 10 = 67>>26998516
Rolled 5, 4, 20, 18, 2, 8, 7, 19, 1 = 84>>26998516
Rolled 8, 1, 20, 17, 18, 1, 6, 13, 18 = 102>>26998516Pow!
>>26998532No thank you.
Rolled 10, 1, 1, 19, 11, 14, 13, 17, 8 = 94>>26998516
Rolled 15, 3, 18, 9, 10, 13, 8, 13, 17 = 106>>26998516
>>26998540ARMCHAIR! YOU GET ANGRY HAIRLESS BEARS SET TO KILL YOU NOW.
>>26998516Questioned, huh? Ominous.
>>26998553My diamond-encrusted skull! Shield me!
>>26998419>Were not bootsHave we seen actual combat?No?Then we're still a fucking boot.
Rolled 12>>26998572Pay no attention to this roll MC
Rolled 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 = 20>>26998572
>>26998516Are we locked into the Lara route? Or is he just that crazy protective of his sister?
>>26998516>after being questioned by god knows how many peopleTHIS IS WHYTHIS IS EXACTLY WHYWE DON'T GIVE BOOTSA FUCKING GUN
>>26998588Wrenloft!Are you still rolling the exact wrong numbers at the exact wrong times?
>>26998607No, that's armchair's job now.
We really need the VC equivalent of rock and roll.
>>26998607Not really. He's doing fine so far.
>>26998607Well, I could hardly be blamed for having a life, much less one that revolves around my awesome brother
>>26998614>>26998607Except that one time during the first thread when Wrenloft and I synched a double 20.
>>26998619>>26998614>>26998621Oh! That final 20 must've broken that curse. Man that was a bitchin' roll.Enough of my dribble I've got threads to catch up on
>>26998617Time for Jazz?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TdY6iqV2k0
>>26998628That was almost a trip 20 right?
>>26998590We've got a beatin' stick.Its much more satisfying to beat someone to death.We probably gonna use the beatin' stick.
>>26998643And wasn't that the final roll, too?
>>26998659We might use the beatin' stick, and then straight-up execute his ass for fucking with our sister. We are full fucking berserker rage right now.
>>26998532By the time you get there, there's already a big brawl forming as Lara's wingmates rush in to defend her. That means the other pilots are too distracted to notice you approach.You basically hit the group with a flying tackle. You shout no words, no battle cry, not even an anguished cry. You just silently wail on whatever person comes within arm's reach of you. By the time you come to your senses you realize both Lara and Charlotte are holding you back as you can see the foreign pilot trains fleeing, limping, or being carried off into the night. Lara's wingmates rush after them to make sure they don't come back, leaving you alone with your sister and your friend.You also notice that you never even drew your club or your sidearm during that entire melee. Your knuckles are simply drenched in blood, some of it most likely yours, considering how badly your knuckles are aching."Holy CRAP, Luke, I didn't know you had that in you!" Charlotte whistles, extremely impressed. "We really should do this more often!"Lara, on the other hand, regards you with a very scared expression."Luke, w-w-what just happened?" She whispers.>I, I don't know!>I was just doing my job!>They hurt you, Lara. They had to be punished!>Other
>>26998674>>They hurt you, Lara. They had to be punished!
>>26998674>>I, I don't know!Looks like Lucas has some personal demons in his subconscious.
>>26998674>I, I don't know!
>>26998664Was it? I dont remember.>>26998674>I, I don't know!
>>26998674>I was just doing my job!"Settle down. It's not my blood."
>>26998674>Nobody gets away with hurting you, Lara. Nobody.
>>26998674>>I, I don't know!
>>26998674>They hurt you, Lara. They had to be punished!"I won't dignify this by calling it revenge. This is about dogs tearing at each other's throats!"
>>26998674>I, I don't know!That's gotta be freaky.
>>26998688Always beware the quiet ones.They're the ones that will bites ears off in fights.
>>26998674>I, I don't know!+10 Char Points, excellent!We really need a better shorthand than Char
>>26998736Too late, it's stuck.
>>26998736>implying Charlotte isn't A Char
>>26998750Well now I'm just waiting for her to introduce herself to someone with "As you can see, I'm a soldier."
>>26998674>I, I don't know!A-are you okay?
>>26998736Char = Charlotte, CHA = charisma
>>26998674>picOh fuck, I thought I recognized her earlier but now I know where from.How much despair do we have incoming MC?
>>26998674"I, I don't know what just happened!" You gasp, staring at your bloodied hands. "I saw you get pushed and I just went blank!""Either way, we've got to report this NOW." Charlotte says. "It's not going to take long for those guys to start whining up the chain. We need to get our side of the story in first.""Y-yeah." You nod. "Lara, are you going to be all right?""I'm not leaving you!" Lara says, wrapping her arms tightly around yours. "W-who knows what trouble you're going to get into!"With that, you head straight for the administration building. Thankfully, Ramirez is on duty, and the three of you tell him everything that happened on the airfield. However, you try to leave out the whole "going crazy with bloodlust" thing as much as possible, and instead try to cloak everything behind official and technical terms.Ramirez for the most part nods in understanding and has the three of you put on standby. He then calls over the rest of the faculty, correctly guessing that a huge political shitstorm was brewing.Sure enough, representatives from Emmeria, the Federation, and the Empire storm in demanding an explanation on why a bunch of their pilots have been hospitalized. Fortunately for you, you've got an entire squadron's worth of Gallian pilot trainees to vouch for you, and no matter how many times you're grilled and questioned by the representatives, you stick to your story and don't budge an inch. Considering that they were on foreign soil and that their pilots actually were at fault for instigating the incident, the representatives finally decided that the matter wasn't worth pursuing any farther and give up. By this point the sun is already coming up.(cont)
>>26998789Worse still, where's that fukken bear
>>26998807"So, am I in trouble?" You ask Ramirez as you sit in the interrogation cell with him. Your hands are cleaned and freshly bandaged, but they still sting a bit."With those foreign guys? Probably, but they can't much about it. With us? Hell no. You know, Uncle Jager was actually pretty damn impressed with what you did. Makes him wish he was 20 years younger again." Ramirez laughs. "Me? I'd have probably done the same thing."You nod, but you're still wondering just what the hell happened. Maybe Ramirez would understand. Hell, out of anybody in this academy, he'd probably be the most qualified. But did you want to risk it?>Tell him about how you went berserk.>Don't tell him anything.>Other
>>26998811>Tell him about how you went berserk.
>>26998811>>Tell him about how you went berserk.
>>26998811>Tell him we went BEAR-ZERK
>>26998811>>Tell him about how you went berserk.We don't wanna go berserk during something important.
>>26998811>Tell him about how you went berserk.I trust Ramirez. Maybe. Hopefully
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkc_UqD48Ng>>26998811>Tell him about how you went berserk.
>>26998811>Tell him"I'm not going to get some weird nickname for this am I? Cause I don't want to be known as the jerk-puncher."
>>26998811>Tell him about how you went berserk
Oh my. Since we might have a problem with occasionally berzerking out, what happens when we come to in a room full of corpses, blood covering us from head to toe?
>>26998870Are they the corpses of enemy combatants?
>>26998870Welp, that's when we know it's time to dye our hair blonde, grow a mullet, and stop using guns.
>>26998870we rinse ourselves
>>26998875Maybe. They could also be Not-Vietnamese civvies. You never know.
>>26998902Too early for not-'Nam. We're probably gonna get not!Korea instead.
>>26998870Oh just a little something like this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBiowf7zWRE
>>26998811Tell him. Ramirez would probably understand, and Jager DEFINITELY would, considering he almost went MAIM KILL BURN like 2 or 3 times
>>26998931>not Letting the Hadjis Hit the FloorDo you even Dress Blues Commercial?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQMoaoiT_es
>>26998811"R-ramirez, I actually got something to admit..." You gulp. "I.... I don't actually know why I beat those guys up as bad as did. It's just... SOMETHING came over me and I just couldn't stop! It... it really scared me, sir."To your surprise, Ramirez just nods, as if he wasn't even phased by the revelation."Yeah, I already know kid. I know all the signs." Ramirez sighs. "This... berserk mode or whatever you call it. It can either be a very great asset or a massive liability depending on how you use it. The most important thing, though, is we need to figure out what triggers it and figure out how to control it from there.""Are you going to teach me?" You ask."What, me? No, I've just seen other guys who've had it." Ramirez shake is head. "But you're really lucky, because this year our resident OPFOR commander used to have the same problem you did. Anger management issues and all that."He then pounds on the door three times, and a large, heavily scarred man steps inside, wearing an Emmerian officer's uniform."May I present to you former General Raul Menendez, once part of the Erusian Armed Forces before defecting to Emmeria and later moving here." Ramirez says."Good morning, Private Williams." Menendez says. Despite his scarred and ugly appearance, he had a very warm and fatherly voice. He sits down opposite you and gives you a very scrutinizing look."Hmmm, yes, it seems you were right, Ramirez." Menendez nods. "He definitely has it.""Have what?" You ask nervously."A powerful urge to kill." Menedez leans forward. "You're a killer, Lucas.">No way.>What do I do?>What makes you think that?!>Other
>>26998966>No way.>What makes you think that?!
>>26998966>>What do I do?
>>26998966Oh balls.>No way.
>>26998966>OtherSay nothing. Look uncomfortable
>>26998966>What makes you think that?!
>>26998966>What do I do?If anyone knows about going berserk, it's Menendez.
>>26999002Does this mean that if we chose to play as any other character from the beginning, we would get unique abilities?
>>26998977Pretty much this. Guess we should be happy that we didn't see fit to use anything that could've made it fatal
>>26998966>No way.David Mason when?
So guys, since the VMQ threads seem to have a more rational take on the games, is BlOpsII worth the money?
>>26998966>No way.>>26999017*Thinks about hypothetical David Mason and Lucina pairing**Eye starts twitching madly at the utter LETHALITY of possible children*
>>26999030I would say so, yes.It's the first CoD game I've enjoyed since the original Modern Warfare. Thirty bucks on Steam, was practically a steal.
>>26999030It's a nice departure from the "Modern" era of military shooters, I just hope that they make a WW1 game.
>>26999057Or a WW2 game. I would be happy with either.
>>26999049Wait, that's not quite true, I didn't like World at War overall, but the Russian portion of the campaign was really well executed.
>>26999066Nobody has really done a WW1 FPS though. It's uncharted territory, that can do well if done right.
>>26998966"No way." You shake your head in a fit of denial. "I'm not like that.""Oh really?" Menendez smiles as he leans back. "I've been in that same dark place you have, Lucas. Just be glad you still have a sister to worry over.""Wait, does that mean-" You blink."I can tell you more later, if you so wish." Menendez interrupts you. "But first, we must deal with your hidden bloodlust. If you leave it to fester, it WILL rear its nasty head again. Now tell me. What do you want to do with this mighty and terrible power?">I want to control it.>I want to get rid of it.>I don't need your help.>Other
>>26999089>I want to control it.
>>26999083I think I remember one, but it also featured demons or something. Necrovision it was called.
>>26999089>>I want to get rid of it.
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.Because this is the idealist Lucas, a killing power is not in character for him.
>>26999089>>I want to control it.
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.
>>26999049>It's the first CoD game I've enjoyed since the original Modern Warfare.>>26999057>It's a nice departure from the "Modern" era of military shootersThese... actually makes the game sound REALLY appealing. I think I'll actually risk spending the money. I know I heard something about "decisions" in the campaign? How does that work?>>26999083The real problem with a WWI FPS is that it would really be a MASSIVE departure from the "standard" that people are used to. I'm a big Red Orchestra fan, so I'd probably love the shit out of it, but most people these days aren't gonna want to have nothing but bolt actions, revolvers, a few early semi-autos, and shotguns. Sadly, from a business standpoint, it probably wouldn't sell well enough to justify a AAA budget.>>26999089>I want to control it.
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.I don't really think Lucas would want something like this.
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.There are CONSEQUENCES for things like this morons, notice the part where Menendez got rid of it?It's not worth it and it's not in character.
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.Remember, we are still an optimist.
>>26999083Well, there was that Darkest of Days or whatever, which had you time travelling to the Eastern front in WW1 for about half the missions. Its execution was pretty meh though,
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.I would want to control it, but I'm not Lucas.
>>26999130And an optimist will think he can control it.
>>26999089>I want to control it.Controlling it means being able to ignore the "kill 'em all" instinct, but still be able to defend what's important
>>26999122Yes, there are multiple endings in BOII depending on your actions in the campaign.
>>26999089I'm torn. On one hand, we become a death machine. On the other, out of character/dangerous for us and others.
>>26999122>I know I heard something about "decisions" in the campaign? How does that work?They don't work like Mass Effect, where a choice is neatly presented to you. There are also missions you can outright fail and the plot will take that into account. You have certain possible courses of action, and whatever you do will have consequences later on.
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.MURDERLUST is not something we want inside us, even if we can control it.
>>26999130An optimist would believe he could enter this line of work without a desire to kill people. And then reality sets in when he remembers that there are people he desires to protect.>I want to control it.
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.I'm pretty sure Lucas doesn't want to be a berserker to face his enemies.
>>26999122Another problem with a WWI FPS is that WWI really didn't have much room for the maneuver felt necessary for the player to reach satisfaction. WWI was a bit too much of a meatgrinder.
>>26999089>>I want to control it.why am I picking this? Simply put it's a last resort tool and given the crap he'll be dealing with having it on tap would be better than not having it at all. As it is he's far better a dipomat than a combatant.
>>26999150Are we sure this is actually a Call of Duty game?
>>26999160controlling it implies not so much flipping out but channeling it to great effect.
>>26999165It is, but the devs decided they wanted to try to do something different.
>>26999155Again, are we sure this is a Call of Duty game?This sounds like actually clever stuff.
>>26999165It's actually a Medal of Honor game in disguise. Oh man, that takes me back on memory lane. Anybody here remember the king of WW2 shooters?
>>26999172ya like the bears form vampire earth
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.Holy crap no, I don't think MURDERLUST is something Lucas wants to use.
>>26999089I'm torn over this >>I want to control it.
>>26999181>the devs decided they wanted to try to do something different.And Activision... let them?Now I'm OBLIGATED to buy the game, as a way of telling them that I LIKE them trying new stuff. Even if it were executed badly I'd feel a need to vote with my wallet for actual innovation and cleverness in big budget vidya.
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.No thank you, Lucas seems to be an idealist to the end, which means he won't want this power to solve his problems. Especially if he loses control, it happens once, it can happen again.
>>26999155Shit son, I didn't even considered playing it just because it had COD on the cover. It sounds like my kind of game.Fuck, and its too late now, I sold my XBAWKS last week.
>>26999206>not having a badass gaming PCGet a load of this fuckin' casual.
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.NOPE.jpg
>>26999200you seem to be missing hte point of the control it option which is counteracting any flipping out randomly.It'd be akin to the "calm rage" feat in DnD
>>26999223If it happened once, it can always happen again.Besides, I'm sure Lucas will want something more suiting to his knightly demeanor.
>>26999089>I want to control it.Ohyes.jpej
IF we do control our rage, are we now a Devastator Marine?
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.I doubt an idealist will want this sort of tool.
>>26999244No.We are John FUCKING Rambo.If they push it, we'll give them a war they won't believe.
>>26999089>I want to control it.What's the worst that can happen?
>>26999089>I want to control it.>samefag.thequest
>>26999234it happened because he didn't know about it, once he learns about it and gets it under control it won't happen.And Idealism is good and all but this is not dipomacy, but Tier one, I doubt we can talk people to death.That and getting rid of it may hinder his combat ability in a nasty way.
>>26999165>>26999198>>26999206I know at least one instance where going for what seems like the heroic option fucks you over BADLY.
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it....Pass.
>>26999089>I want to control it.TELL ME YOUR SECRETS
>>26999269FUCK MY LIFE, THAT SOUNDS GREAT
>>26999089>I want to get rid of it.Hell no.
15 minutes of solid samefagging...
>>26999269WHY WAS THIS NOT ALL OVER THE PLACE ONLINE?! Seriously, you'd think there would have been a massive positive response to a cod game actually TRYING again. But I didn't know about this at all until just now.
>>26999089>I want to control it.Hell yes.
>>26999289It's pretty subtle in how it fucks you over though, you won't even notice until you take the other choice in a different playthrough.
Merc, you seriously need to impose a time limit or announce when you cut off votes and start writing, the samefagging is getting annoying and I havent even voted...
>>26999312It fucks you... softly?Fuck it, I'm just gonna hijack by friend's couch and TV for a few days. I'll pay him in WH40k painting commissions or something.
>>26999325I think he should do what ghost quest did making people vote one way and having a cutoff time of arond 5 mins
>>26999332To clarify, it's less "I got fucked over?" and more "WHERE DID I GO WRONG?".
>>26999312>It's pretty subtle>>26999339>it's less "I got fucked over?" and more "WHERE DID I GO WRONG?"AGAIN, HOW HAVE I NOT HEARD ABOUT THIS UNTIL NOW?!Oh, and is there a Beretta 90Two in the game? Because that's what the guns on the adverts look like to me.
Aaaand up to date!Shit up my nose. WRENLOFT HOW AND WHY AND WHEN DID THE STARS AND PLANETS ALIGN.Why is Nagase being a flight instructor so awesome?Why do I just KNOW the Falcon is going to be a spitfire?Why is VMQ still mind meltingly awesome (already know the answer to that actually)Aaand done. We should talk to Alek about this some time. It'd be interesting talk.
>>26999089"I don't want it." You say, shaking your head. "It goes against everything my parents raised me to believe in. And... it scared Lara, so there can't be anything good about it.""A wise choice." Menendez nods. "The bloodlust can be useful at times, but eventually it will become your undoing.""However, you can never truly get rid of it." Mendez's hands ball into a fist before loosening up again. "But, if you adopt a certain mindset, you can ensure the bloodlust won't surface.""What do I have to do?" You ask."Bloodlust can only be conquered through willpower. You must have an inner belief that you can use as a core to resist temptation. I understand that your father is a Belkan knight?""Yeah." You nod. "I want to be just like him.""Good, that will make things easier." Menendez nods. "You'll have to live to the codes you set for yourself and never stray from them. Even faltering for a moment may doom you. Do you understand.""Yes." You nod. "By the way, sir, what do you believe in, then?""Acceptance." Menendez replies. "That one is not in control of everything, and eventually, everything withers and dies.""That... doesn't sound very happy." You frown."It doesn't, does it?" Menendez grins. "But it works."He then slides a card to you."That's my office number. Every Sunday you are to meet me and we will work ensure you won't succumb to your inner bloodlust. Is that acceptable to you.""Assuming I can stay awake, yeah.""Good." Menendez stands up and shakes your hand. "It's a pleasure meeting you, Lucas. I hope to see you this Sunday."With that, Menendez exits the room.(cont)
>>26999266Seriously, pretty much this, Lucina already said that once we graduate, we take the hardest fucking mission, and the mission we get sent into is not going to be diplomatic, if bloodrage can be an asset, don't be fucking retarded and try to get rid of it>I want to control it
>>26999346Forgot the pic.And as someone who once went into a gun shop wanting to fingerfuck one of these things, yes, it turns into fucking "Who's on First" when you try to talk about the damn thing verbally.
>>26999357"Weird guy." You remark after you're sure he's out of earshot."Yeah, well, he knows what he's talking about." Ramirez sighs. "About ten years back, he lost his sister to a botched assassination attempt. Killed over fifty guys, half with his bare hands.""Whoa." You gasp."Well, he's not really like that anymore. At some point he realized blind vengeance wouldn't get him anywhere and he tried to change himself. And... that's who he is today.""Huh..." You casually turn the card over in your hands. "So, uh, class is going to start soon, right?""Well, you got the day off thanks to your MP duty. Go get some sleep."With that, you exit the interrogation room and make your way back to your dorm. With all the excitement having died down, you now suddenly realized how impossibly tired you are. You flop down on your bed and go straight to sleep.>Lucas has learned a bit more about himself and how the world works. As a result he has LEVELED UP.>Like last time, either choose a stat to increase or opt to roll for a potential.
>>26999339Thats exactly what I was hoping for.Too many games, shooters especially, and recent CoD most of all, try to beat you over the skull with what little plot they have. I mean having a thin plot isn't always a deal breaker, not every game has to be a metaphorical journey to emotion land, but jesus christ don't treat me like I'm an idiot. I don't need every plot point explained to me in bullet points, and if the plot in question is BAD then it goes from just insulting to truly disgusting.
>>26999360retarded name, equally retarded design
>>26999374Eh. It's basically an 92FS with some internal upgrades (that were later incorporated into the A1 version of same) and slightly different ergonomics.
>>26999089Honestly you guys will vote in droves for the weirdest things.
>>26999363Either Acc or C. I don't think we'll really need Ag or T that much as a support combatant.
>>26999388I'm starting not to care. It's not like my vote counts anyway,
>>26999385oh well aware of that, had to work on a few that were owned by some morons who only bought them because they thought it "looked and sounded badass"
>>26999346No idea, didn't really pay attention to the pistols.The future weapons are pretty sexy, though the old ones (particularly the Barrett .50 Cal occasionally have their uses in the future missions).
>>26999363Accuracy.Dat pin-point dakka.
>>26999402>(particularly the Barrett .50 Cal) occasionally have their uses in the future missions.Goddammit.
>>26999388Merc, you need to set a time limit and announce when voting ends, otherwise is like >>26999399 said, I didn't even vote because I saw the samefagging and said 'fuck it, my vote won't mean shit'
>>26999415to expand, if you want to stop the samefagging, a system like Ghost Quest or Shadow Quest is the only way
>>26999401Any particular flaws you noticed other than ones that carry over from the 92?
>>26999415I actually start writing well before that and didn't even realize it was picking up the number of votes it did, considering this wasn't about who Lucas was going to hang out with or what dog breed to choose from...
>>26999415That might work barring it doesn't come down to who can samefag the fastest.
>>26999388Yeah, I'm hoping it won't come back to bite Lucas in the ass.I remember a quote from Jetstream same it basically says to Raiden his lack of bloodlust is holding him back. He's right about that.I'm hoping that doesn't happen to Lucas.
>>26999400Aimin'? Wot's dat?Anyway, accuracy is good. We like accuracy.
>>26999363A potential. We'll start increasing stats when we get actual combat XP.
>>26999264Heh I know right. At the time I started writing this post there were 25 votes against, at 5am in the morning. Are there even 25 people in the thread now? Doubt it.It's actually a bit of a trick question because in order to get rid of it you have to first bring it under control. The in-character response is obviously to get rid of it, but it's not going to be an overnight process. I think what's going to happen is that down the line we are eventually going to wind up in a situation where the only way out is through a pool of blood, ours or theirs. And it's going to be there waiting just under the surface. THAT is when the real hard decisions get made.>"However, you can never truly get rid of it." Mendez's hands ball into a fist before loosening up again. "But, if you adopt a certain mindset, you can ensure the bloodlust won't surface."And there you have it.We set out on this path resolving to stay a white knight despite knowing where it leads. I hope we can stay a white knife too.
>>26999421weakass slide design prone to faults at certain round rounds in specific areas and poorly formed/heat treated metal partsoh and price, seriously Beretta, who gives a shit that you existed in the 1600's, I'm not paying that much for a poorly designed and poorly made lump of Italian shit
>>26999439Except we have 2 awesome potentials already and practically no combat stats.
>>26999451So it's basically all the same issues as a 92, but with some QC problems on top?
>>26999428you have a specific vote requirement, which would be a link to the post and a number directly under it, no additional text or formatting and you get 5 minutes to votethis kills the samefag
>>26999363Would sufficient strength allow Lucas to utilize the .50cal on the move?
>>26999465So we need stats.
>>26999462its a prettied up 92 made worse by its reliance on polymer parts in its frame
>>26999363Accuracy or Charisma
>>26999473That... Is an excellent question.
>>26999473You'd either need a really high strength stat or get a really good roll on potential generation. Or go through a special story event like we just did here.
>>26999487Would that event involve getting ragnite-powered power armor?
>>26999473why wold you do that? unless you come up with some revolutionary design, its still a HMG that churns through ammo, ammo that is heavy and much larger than anything else, meaning you get less rounds with itif anything, getting better strength stats should be used for carrying more armor or ammo, things you can use, not a fucking .50, just because its a fucking .50
>>26999473Probably, but we get 1 strength with every level so unless you want to start running and gunning asap we don't have to spend a point on it.
>>26999473yeah, thats not gonna happen, use that strength to carry ammo and not be retarded
>>26999473I'd advise against it. Fiddy boolits are big as fuck and we'd only be limiting ourselves in terms of ammo. True there are situations where having the fiddy would be handy, but those would be few and far between.Ofcourse now I'm giving Merc Com ideas so yer.My vote's for accuracy
>>26999363i'm gonna say strength so we can carry more ammo, we almost ran out in that skirmish, and in real combat, you want metric fucktonnes more than 2 belts
>>26999515We should also make sure every member of the squad is carrying at least one spare belt. The MG provides the base of fire off of which the entire squad works, so keeping it fed is important.
>>26999529or have a decent backup we can rely on when we run out of ammo because these retards pick a .50 in the future and waste all our rounds on some shrubbery
>>26999548Maybe we can carry a compact SMG or sawn-off shotgun.
>>26999487How big was Jaegers Var mkII compared to a 50cal? I was a little surprised we ended up with a simple 30cal instead of something like that since you described the Gunner class as being a Lancer with machine gun. Lancers are known for heavy armour and really heavy weapons, so far Gunner just seems like a shocktrooper without the speed.
Okay, so the consensus seems to be improving his accuracy stat.Anyways, that's it for tonight. Next thread will be this Friday, 7-8pm PST. If we got the time, I might run a side chapter on Wednesday. Keep an eye on the twitter for updates.
>>26999560I think the Var Mk2 was as big as an assault rifle, if not bigger.
>>26999566Cya Merc, sleep tight!
>>26999566Night... Morning... Fuck your strange hours, MC.
>>26999560>.30 cal>not a bigass fucking gunHave you ever actually seen what a 30-06 does to things it hits? And this thing spits them out at around 10 rounds per second. It is a VERY big fucking gun.
>>26999548yeah, unlike Jager who can lift Vars mk2 with his dick, I got a feeling Lucas may require some strength in addition to accuracy if he wants to operate nicely as a gunner.And I asked about the .50 cal just as an offhand thing, wasn't really thinking about inefficient it is ammowise
>>26999560you underestimate how heavy a squad automatic weapon is, the thing that our .30 is based off of, a 1919 most likely, is a 3 person crew served weaponand we carrying it, its tripod/bipod and ammo all by ourselves WITH heavy armor
>>26999560Var. Mk2 was basically cut down to roughly assault rifle size, and it's a unique weapon.Shocktroopers have only ever been traditionally armed with SMGs. Currently, they're armed with assault rifles and are the equivalent of riflemen. Shocks never really did handle HMGs, which is what Gunners do now.
>>26999566And Merc, sent you an email for name change for a sheet.Oh my fucking God why am I so anal about this?
>>26999567Var Mk2 is a fucking broad sword attached to an assault rifle and grenade launcher, it's fucking huge
>>26999587.30 is almost the same as 7.62. It's a perfectly reasonable weapon to carry around. Besides, it's better than the NotBAR.
>>26999600>.30 is almost the same as 7.62............for the love of god, to not try to compare calibres of ballistics through 2 different measurement systems, you make yourself look like a moron
>>26999592No I'm well aware. Though I seem to be vastly overestimating the size of the Var mkII. I mean, have you seen the original?1919 with bipod and a box mag sounds reasonable, especially if we don't have to carry ALL of our own ammo. VC kind of handwaves that with engineers.
>>26999600We are carrying what amounts to a Browning M1919. So, extrapolating the stats from that:It weighs 31 lbs. empty.It'll eat a 100 round belt in 10 seconds.And we run and gun with it.>>26999641I believe he was saying that .30-06 is ballistically comparable to 7.62x51 NATO, which it is.
>>26999600....Are you shitting me?GPMGs are NOT light.
>>26999654I don't think he even knows what .30-06 is let alone the fact that 7.62 (in its many forms made by many countries) is .30cal
>>26999655Actually, a 1919 does only weigh 8 more pounds than an M60, and it's perfectly possible (although not fun or comfortable) to fire a 60 from the shoulder. Actually, we should probably try to get a 60 as an early R&D purchase. Cut the weight of our primary weapon a little to let us carry MOAR BOOLITS, and give us an actual stock so we can use it with some degree of accuracy on the go.
>>26999674one is designed to be fired from the shoulder, the other is not, and there is about 35 years of development between the two, something like a MG34/39 is more likely, it would be essentially what we have with a different rear receiver with a stock attached and a new trigger pack with a pistol grip
>>26999689>there is about 35 years of development between the two, something like a MG34/39 is more likelyIt's currently 1956. Historically, the M60 entered service one year later, and while they are behind on aircraft, the VCverse has traditionally been slightly ahead on small arms (see: pretty much everyone having semi-automatic rifles as standard issue to even their lowliest of conscripts by 1935).
>>26999674>>26999689Putting a stock on a 30cal would kind of defeat the purpose. If you want better run and gun firepower we WERE offered the choice of a magazine fed LMG.A shoulder strap to make hip firing easier would be the only improvement I could see. Otherwise you would be trying to do things the 50cal and LMG do better.
>>26999715you do realise that putting a stock on a GPMG helps it immensely when using it from a rest or mount? otherwise why would the M249 or M240B have stocks?you don't just slap a stock on there to run around running and gunning like you're holding a SMG
>>26999715Please look up the m27 iar. That's just a rifle with a larger magazine. The soldiers hated it. It couldn't hold nearly as many rounds as the m249, thus could not suppress the enemy as easily. And modern infantry combat is all about fire and maneuver. A M2 might be a better base of fire, but you can't maneuver with it.
>>26999715>putting a stock on a 30 cal would kind of defeat the purposeTell it to the Marines at Iwo Jima who used guns that were pretty much that.>magazine fed LMGThat's not what the Automatic Rifle was at all. It's a BAR. If you wanna use modern terminology it's basically the Marine Corps' new "M27 IAR", aka "that retarded fucking thing no grunt actually wants".
>>26999751And before you try and call bullshit or claim The Stinger isn't real...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1919_Browning_machine_gun#T33And one of the most famous users, who earned a Medal of Honor while using one:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Stein
>>26999751Did they just hack off an M1 stock and... That thing is hideous.
>>26999772and yet soo much more capable, and when your fighting in an actual war, you couldnt care less what your weapon looked like, as long as it worked well
>>26999793Oh yeah, don't get me wrong. I understand why he did it completely. It's just... Yuck...
>>26999734>>26999743>>26999751Hmm, okay clearly going forward we need to get more details about the weapons we carry because "30cal" can refer to any number of things. If we are the "machinegun class" then our selection of weapons is going to be rather large because from what Merc says that covers everything bigger than an AR.If we are supposed to be an anti-infantry Lancer then the first image that comes to mind is someone in heavy armour hip firing a large MG while slowly advancing. But it's clear that we are responsible for other things too like manning stationary HMG nests.
>>26999772Dear Frederick, thank you for your nice letter, but this is actually a weapon built by US Marines which was born to kill, whereas clearly you seem to have mistaken it for having been designed by some sort of wine sipping, communist dick suck. And although shitty plastic shells to hide internals probably appeal to tree hugging bi-sexuals like you and your parents, this gun was meant to be wielded a death-dealing, blood-crazed warrior which wakes up every day just hoping for the chance to dismember his enemies and defile their civilizations. Not having a stock sucks a hairy asshole, Freddy. Stocks on M1919s are the mother-fucking answer.
>>26999674Creating a GPMG first necessitates the creation of a smaller cartridge that has the same ballistic characteristics as the cartridge we're using presently. Can't have the chicken before the egg in this case.