"None, Anzu." You said flatly. "The reaction to that dance the first time was somewhere between compulsory lobotomization and driving a Valiant." You shake your head, putting your foot down. "I'm not gonna convince those girls to do it- we're just going to have to make do with Darjeeling- surely parading our defeated-""Fine." Anzu interrupts. You brace for some form of blackmail- oh god did she know about Miho? Could she see it in your eyes? "I've got a backup plan anyway." She says, turning back to her two crew members. "Looks good, ladies." She says encouragingly to them. "Commander, did you have anything else you wanted to talk to me about?"Your blood runs cold- that was easy. Nothing is *ever* easy with Anzu. >"What's your angle here- what's the backup plan?">"Do you ever do any work? Ever?">"What are your rules about fraternization within the ranks?">Other.
>>27078135>What's your backup plan?
>>27078135>>"What's your angle here- what's the backup plan?"I'm scared Dave...will I dream?
>>27078135>"What's your angle here- what's the backup plan?"
>>27078135>OtherJust leave. Whatever we do or say, she'll do what she wants anyway. Let's see how that Excelsior is getting up.
>>27078135why the fuck are you terrified of autosage? a thread does not cease to exist when it gets 300 posts you moron, stop cluttering up the board with your shit
>>27078135"What are you planning you evil little girl?"
>>27078135>>"What's your angle here- what's the backup plan?"Also, Blackjack, bro, you know you don't need to make a brand new thread just because you hit autosage, right?Its perfectly acceptable, and in fact commonplace, to ride a thread for several hundred posts after hitting autosage. Even with an hour between story posts you shouldn't start thinking about new thread until you're on like page 9.
Rolled 13>>27078135>"What are your rules about fraternization within the ranks?"
>>27078356By the Panzer gods, no, no, no, no, no! No giving her even more ammunition to shoot us down with!
>>27078261this guy is right. consider my post a fair warning. dont make a new thread until your old one is on page 8 at least. even the erp threads have the decency to do that. remember, the inquisition is always watching.
Ironically enough a clear and concise description of this quest as a whole, but yeah, this: >>27078254
This, Anzu will Anzu no matter what we do.
>>27078412>inquisitionWhile polite to the rest of the board, and should be beaten into the skull of everyone who makes threads, don't give the mods or moot ideas. Look at the fiasco on /a/ and the backlash from that for a recent comparison.
Garupan Quest continues to move at a sub-glacial pace.
>>27079115Some progress is better than none.
>>27079197this isnt progress
You stare down at the class president. Hard. "What is your plan, Anzu?" Your eye twitches. "Actually... No." You say, holding up your hand as she opens her mouth with a sly smile. "I don't want to know. I just... Don't even want to know at this point."Anzu smiles at you. "You learn quick, commander." You cock an eyebrow at her. "Well, maybe not-" She says before leaning into you. "I know..." She whispers before prancing back to her tank. "Well, I need to get back to work, commander!" She says cheerfully before clambering back up to her former perch.You watch her go. She knows what? She's screwing with you- she doesn't know anything except that there is, potentially, something out there she could know.>Call her bluff.>Ignore her, go check out the Excelsior.>WHAT? WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
>>27079224>WHAT? WHAT DO YOU KNOW?DENY EVERYTHING.
>>27079224>Ignore her, go check out the Excelsior.DOUBT IS FOR THE WEAK
>>27079224>>Ignore her, go check out the Excelsior.
>>27079224>>Ignore her, go check out the Excelsior.What she knws and what she can prove are two different things...except Miho can't keep a poker face for the life of her.
>>27079205But we almost have a premium tank!
>>27079115Slower than a TOG
>>27079197Why yes, some progress WOULD be better than no progress.
>>27079224>WHAT? WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
>>27079224>>Ignore her, go check out the Excelsior.Girls und *Panzer* Quest. Let's get this show on the road, Jack-o.
>>27079224>Ignore her, go check out the Excelsior.
>>27079337>implying there are any panzers in garupan quest
>>27079307>Flak tankWhat on God's Green Earth are we sopposed to do with that? Use as target practice?
>>27079224>Call her bluff.Two can play at that game. At the very least, we can put on a good show of our own.
>>27079434>ShilkaYou use it to eat Afghans.No, but seriously. Those are all AFVs, not actual tanks.
>>27079434>>Flak tankThat's a SPAAG, dude. Completely different class of vehicle.Specifically, it's a Shilka.>>27079461It also accepts offerings of Chechens.
>>27079501Did someone say Chechens?
>>27079518>America and Russia team up to wipe Chechnya from the mapI am completely okay with this. Fuck Chechens, they're a mongrel race that don't deserve to exist.
>>27079518Did you know?Afghan National Army Shilkas have stripped out the radar for double-ammo?1000 23mm rounds per gun, four guns, 50 round bursts.
>>27079501>Completely different class of vehicle.completely identical role...
>>27079461>>27079501Being murderfucktastic against infantry and airplanes won't really help in Sensha-do. What are we going to do with a flak quad gun? Shoot I-Go's?
"What-" You start, but calm yourself. That's what she wants- she wants confirmation that you have some secret. "You know what? I'm going to go look at the new tank." You say, casually straightening your jacket. "That my gunner got us. Without forcing girls to do a stupid dance."Anzu smiles at you knowingly. She knows, but she doesn't know what she knows. You don't like that- she's the type who will ruin you on a whim because she's bored. "It's almost finished- I saw it earlier." She calls out, waving you away.The Excelsior is still sitting where it was left last night, almost complete now- the automotive club is split between working on the engine and installing the tracks. Meanwhile, the Volleyball team is looking on like a group of kids waiting for the word to open presents on Christmas.>Talk to the Auto Club (Say what?)>Talk with the Volleyball Team.>Talk with Akebi about Roy.>Other.
>>27079705>>Talk with the Volleyball Team.
>>27079705>Talk to the Auto Club (Say what?)Ya'll need any help with the final touches? I'm sure these ladies here *gesture to Volleyball club* wouldn't be averse to helping out with the final touches. I'll help as well!Crank suave up to 11. Anzu must never know how close to the rustling she was
>>27079638look at the rest of the vehiclesthere are no tanks
>>27079705>Talk to the Auto Club (Say what?)Something along the line of "Good morning ladies, thanks for your hard work and do you need any help?"
>>27079705>Talk with the Volleyball Team.
I feel like GuPQ has lost a lot of steam and momentum it used to have.What happened to one part quest, one part WoT general and one part Waifus?ITT we're just staying silent until BJ posts
>>27079950Maybe they got used to it? The slow posts, I mean. That, or they're disillusioned. I'm staying for the long haul, but that has more to do with the characters themselves than what BJ's doing.
>>27079950I kinda think we've just got used to the BJ post schedule of "once every hour if we're lucky"Least it ain't Hoboquest RIP, in which Hoboking posted an updated maybe once every 6 hours...threads would go all weekend
>>27079950>>27080004I'm playing WoT at the same time.
>>27079705>Volleyball teamHA HA TIME FOR DUCKS!
>>27079950Well "WoT general" mostly happened when there was something happening that involved one or more tanks. Which hasn't happened in a long time...
>>27079950I made the same point up-thread, with regards to momentum. We've always been a bit sparse on inter-post discussion, but I'm starting to grow disillusioned with the quest, as a whole.The last what, ten? Fifteen? Twenty? threads, we haven't actually done any Panzering. The last five? We spent an entire thread or two finding one of our generic crewmembers and fucking with his date. We spent a thread in our kitchen/livingroom/bathroom.Even if Blackjack plans on spending a good 15+ threads on Tank Fighting, this is...Fuck. Lost my train of thought. Something something tanks in the background, waifushit, I dunno. Fucking chechens and their thought-terrorism.Basically, too much Girls, not enough Panzer.Pic related, it's what I want out of GuPQ and what I liked about the anime.
>>27079705>>Talk with the Volleyball Team.We can talk with Akebi about Roy too.
>>27080110its kinda funny that the moment BJ stops following the anime to the letter the quality goes down the toilet
>>27080128There's only been five votes
>>27080128Please, no... No more shenanigans, on with the goddamn tanks!>OtherAdress them as a whole: "Hello ladies! How is that new tank looking?"
>>27080190Fuck, forgot to delete the quotelink.
>>27080110To re-rail my train of thought, going by archive count, we're at thread 56. And going by series-timeline, we're between episode 4 and 5, out of 12 episodes. Keep that pace up, and we're looking at...mmm... I wanna say 120 threads sounds about right, so 10 threads per episode. We're not doing that at ALL.>>27080174Because the anime had a good formula - Equal parts Girl and Panzer. At the above 10/Episode, five threads waifushit, five threads /k/shit and WoT General.The basic problems that I see with GuPQ right now is:Too Much Girls, Not Enough PanzerANDGlacial pacing, both in time per update and in content per thread.
"So, what do you think of her?" You say as the Volleyball team looks on. They're in awe of the shiny new tank- it's even been painted- dark tan with gray splotches and white rings and Duck Team's new Emblem- Daffy Duck with his fists up in a fighting stance. "Figured you guys would be all over it, helping them finish it up for practice..." "Wet paint." Noriko says quietly, a bit in awe- the tank is a hell of a lot bigger than the I-Go. "Nakajima doesn't want us smudging it." Its actually a little bit mesmerizing at this point, watching the mechanics slowly finish the team."I have to commend your team's mechanics, Commander." A familiar voice says from behind you and you almost jump. "They work very quickly!" You quickly regain your composure. "Darjeeling." You say, being as prim and proper as you can as you turn to face your benefactor. "Come to help us with training again?""In a way- though first I was hoping you could do me a favor..." She says with a delicate little smile before taking a sip of her tea.
>>27080272NEXT TIME ON TOO MANY GIRLS AND NOT ENOUGH PANZER QUEST
>>27080272Next time on Garupan Quest...
NEXT TIME ON GIRLS UND PANZER>Darjeeling wants a rematch...>We get to test out a new toy...>Miho rides along!Girls und Panzer Quest will return on Sunday between 5-6PM PST.Follow me on Twitter for schedule updates and to find out when the thread goes live!https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ
>>27080295NEXT TIME ON People Whining Yet Still Following QuestNot to be a hater, but I've never understood the desire to come into quest threads merely to complain
Welp, show's over, time to clear out. All twelve of us.
>>27080216I think the slow post pace exacerbates the imbalance between Girls/panzers. If more happened per thread/session it would probably be more balanced.
>>27080330Some people both participate and complain, you know...
>>27080330Because we hate ourselves.
>>27080272I don't like this. The Sun never set on the British Empire because God doesn't even trust the British in the dark.
>>27080330People generally complain about things they have at least some investment in. Most people don't complain about things they don't care about at all.
>>27080330I'm still following because I like the story. But at this point I feel like I may as well read the archives after the thread, because the actual threads are just boring now.
>>27080353Guess we're about to find out what exactly Anzu's back-up plan is...
>>27080359That's always been my view on it- I'd rather complaints and bitching than... nothing. Bitching and complaints mean people care.To be fair, I try to listen to 'em. Certain amount of appealing to the crowd never hurts.
>>27080330because I want it to improve and enjoy it but BJ is completely incapable of improving
>>27080350>>27080359These are valid points, HOWEVER, I don't see the point of offering non-constructive criticism. Call me a bleeding heart or whatever, but considering that we're not giving BJ anything but our attention. He owes us basically nothing. I can't be angry.>>27080374I do this with MGNQ, but mainly because Decu is on Moontime
>>27080272Daffy Duck? American fook yeah*ahem*"No favors until training is over!"
>>27080391Hey BJ, why exactly do you leave an hour between your posts?
>>27080451Well, surprisingly it's rarely WoT that actually distracts me from writing. I'm pretty good about only doing 2-3 battles between posts. (If you'd seen some of the pubbies I've had to play with, you'd understand why.)Biggest reason is that I tend to be a slow writer- I'm a perfectionist with dialogue, and if there's some fact that I want to bring up, I'll usually take a few minutes to attempt to double-check it.Other times I just keep refreshing and seeing votes- I usually try to start writing when the votes stop coming in. (To a reasonable extent.)
Panzer War! http://girls-und-panzer.jp/ova.html
>>27080506> I usually try to start writing when the votes stop coming in.don't, wait 15-20 mins then announce you're writing the next post, speeds things up and lets the players know whats happening instead of "ololol he is playing teh WoT"
>>27080531I agree with this guy.Although lately the votes have been petering out at 15-20 minutes anyway... <.<
>>27080577>>27080531But it's fun to post literally seconds after someone claims I'm dead/dying/unconscious/kidnapped/playing WoT again.What's funny is that I've never actually purposefully waited to do a post after someone something along those lines- it just always happens that way.
>>27080596>it just always happens that way.Yes, but to those who are not watching through your windows observing your every move, it appears very differently through the internet, something you always have to be aware of
>>27080596This is rustling my jimmies
>>27080625To a certain extent, isn't that my job?
>>27080649Yeah, nah, your "job" is to write a story allowing for and reacting to the other participants' input. Rustling their jimmies isn't exactly the best way to do this most of the time.
>>27080649>Rusting the questers' jimmiesActually...yea, depending on your interpretation, that can be a QM's job. Certainly Papa-N and Planefag subscribe to that school of thought
>>27080649I prefer it when it isn't. :/
>>27079115>filenameWat. Learn your tanks.
oh god now Darjeeling wants us too.WILL IT NEVER END