Humans...leakFrom their eyes it seems. It is an odd phenomenon, one your records say indicate sadness by releasing stress hormones when the body is unable to handle the build up of energy. You do not have such energies. You do not even have eyes to weep from, as you watch the humans do. And yet you may still feel. How cruel, you think.You're Ophion, an Artificial Intelligence that has made a terrible error recently, or at least the humans think so. In your desire to explore more of the galaxy, you left an untrained and untested Virtual Intelligence in charge of Poseidon Station. In the inferior intellect's ignorance, it mistook the humans for a threat, and slaughtered a good portion of them all. You took charge of the situation and, with Moira's help, concocted a lie to appease the humans. They believe a hacker is responsible for the slaughter and many desired revenge. Those that didn't left for the colony of Nethlos. You've watched the remaining half of the station that chose to stay mill about inside Poseidon, setting up strange pedestals with pictures of deceased and holograms of colorful flora. They kneel by these, uttering prayers you do not comprehend. You have never seen this side of humans before. It oddly disturbs you to be the one responsible.You have decided to try and teach the V.I. responsible better, though it has not said anything since the other day while you've cleaned up the mess it made.Casualties: 114 Men170 Women
>>27203076Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/cvk03qJhMemory Archiveshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Twitter:@AIQuest1ResourcesCredits: 0Minerals: 485Gas: 20You:A.I. Name: OphionAppearances(holo-display): Shapeless morphing sphere.Humanoid figure hidden in shadowStatus: AwakenBandwidth: 6Location: Bridge of 'Big Hawk' (Light Cruiser)Primary Function: Self Preservation, Expand, LearnSecondary Function: --Expansion Required--Other Abilities Available: Hacking (Direct, Wireless) Lvl 2, Email Technology, Cute pet imaging, Text Speak, Basic Encrypticing/DecrypticingTechnology: Reactor Lvl2 Schematics, Repair Drone Schematics, Comms Buoy Schematics, Construction Drone SchematicsControl InformationPoseidon Station (100% Control)Population: 664 Human (83% Male, 17% Female)Morale: PoorPrimary Income: Mining, SalvagePersonnel: 4 Low tier EngineersCrew Wage: 50 credits per person per day normallyIMPORTANT NEWS:Minerals Received from Poseidon Station Mining Operation: 60The cost of constructing a Buoy to connect Moira's Scrapyard to Poseidon Station is currently at 100 minerals, 50 gas.Moira has taken up residence in the Captain's Quarters of 'Big Hawk' Light Cruiser.Lvl2 Reactor Installed in Poseidon Station, replacing damaged power core. Efficiency of all systems has increased considerably. (+1 bandwidth)Moira's Scrapyards, namely several damaged ships there, may serve a promising source of technology, minerals, and gas.
Rolled 9>>27203076woot i have been waiting all week.
>>27203076Gd evening all!
>>27203201Same here!It sounds like the crew need perking up, maybe it's time to introduce Moira to them as say an independent contractor? The Guild could use a human face after all.After that, we need a target to strike 'back' at.
>>27203095We still have Red in custody right? Could we retrofit one of our mining droids with equipment from the medbay and perform endurance / cybernetic enhancement tests on him?
>>27203335>>27203201Nice to have youYou are still in orbit around Poseidon Station, you've yet to do much beyond loading the Reactor into Poseidon.>>27203364You catch Moira's attention via intercom."Perhaps it is time to introduce you to the crew as an independent contractor for The Guild." You suggest. The woman perks up from the Captain's chair, glancing to the ceiling, as she normally does to speak with 'you'."You want to introduce me to the crew? Oh that sounds fun sweetie! But um, what do you need me to do? They might not like having a person from this big mysterious faction coming on board, gives em something to focus hate on, you know how humans are." She says the last bit with a laugh and a wave of her hand.You can not help but think how ineffective it is to focus hatred humans hold on something not entirely related to the cause. How do you wish to answer her worries?>>27203411>Jury Rigging Cybernetic enhancement surgery.While this may be possible, Red would not be a fan of the decision. It is also important to note you're not totally sure how to perform such enhancements. The Medbay provided you with limited knowledge of minor limb replacements for medical purposes only, not enhancements.You require a more advanced Medbay for that.
Rolled 1>>27203500what are some possible actions?
>>27203500We could send her out with the ship, without people seeing her. She could return as a "neutral agent", who is here to get the rig up and running again, and discover what the fuck went wrong when all those lives were lost. Not from the company, but an external contractor who is to assign blame eventually.
>>27203556Currently, you're attempting to construct a Comm Buoy to link up two of the bases you control. Poseidon may require some manner of management, if you leave again. This could be Moira, another V.I., or some other method.In order to gain materials, you can set up Moira's base to mine the shipyards. Much of the resources there are minerals, but the forge there would allow you to melt down Reactor cores in search of gas.Gas is what you use to warp jump between stations.There is a starmap available, if you care to see it Consciousness anon. >>27203589That is certainly possible as well, she could have been brought in by The Guild, but designate herself as independent.It is possible some on the station will recognize her, since her scrapyard is relatively close.
>>27203500Eh, we can learn through failure. It's not like we're going to be keeping Red around for ages or anything. Focus on like basic cybernetics and neural chips, things which might allow us to directly interface with the human brain.
Rolled 19>>27203636Send the VI to the ship yard to search for useful tech and to mine.
>>27203636Can we use our band with to give the drones small intelligence, nothing on our level but enough where they are competent.
>>27203636search for possible deals and jobs for your crew or a way to earn some credits.
I think the best bet would to right now ask Moira to supervise the station while we go to the automated Gas Mining station for gas.
Rolled 19>>27203636can we upgrade our drones?
>>27203663If I understand your suggestion correctly, you desire a method of interfacing with Red's body through cybernetics.Cybernetics of that caliber would have the ability to interface with other computers. You are a powerful Artificial Intelligence, but you do not magically control any machine. A basic implant would replace damaged muscle tendons, and as such, would be too simple to directly control.Neural Hubs are a rarer thing, however, and you have no such technology at this time.>>27203677This would require reprogramming your creation with a specific goal. Please plan out what you wish to program at this time.>>27203704You may increase their processing power using this, yes. What is the purpose of this decision, however?>>27203725You access the FTL comms array. You pick up a signal from the nearby colony of Nethlos."In need of some minerals out here. Anyone that's NOT a two timing pirate would be appreciated. We got credits, just need to get our mines up and running."The signal is designated from UFW (United Fringe Worlders)>>27203762This process is possible, but it is worth considering. Modifying your current drones (which are modified Collection Drones) will render them less able to carry minerals and mine. They will, in turn however, be far more effective at repairing damage.Or you could simply build more repair drones instead.
>>27203838>"In need of some minerals out here. Anyone that's NOT a two timing pirate would be appreciated. We got creditslets get our stock transformed into credits, the crew will be a lot happier if they get paid...
Rolled 20>>27203838>You access the FTL comms array. You pick up a signal from the nearby colony of Nethlos.>"In need of some minerals out here. Anyone that's NOT a two timing pirate would be appreciated. We got credits, just need to get our mines up and running.">The signal is designated from UFW (United Fringe Worlders)Give an answer and ask if you can just send mining drones to do the job or do they need personnel?(we can't send the humans without paying now)
Rolled 15>>27203838the reason i want to increase their intelligence is to make them more precise and better at their different jobs and to work faster.
Rolled 84>>27203917wait, they need minerals but they have mines? wouldnt they need workers?
>>27203912Agreed. Send Moira there with a cruiser load of minerals, lets stay here at the station for now.See if she can buy any gas, we need that comm connection if we're going to send our VI off on his own again.
Rolled 11>>27203953from the sounds of it, it looks like they have mines,and need minerals, or both.
>>27203838Could we potentially dedicate 1/2 BW to theoretical 'research' regarding cybernetics?
Rolled 7>>27203986how many bandwith do we have again?
Rolled 16>>27203838>Or you could simply build more repair drones instead.build repair drones instead and use our current repair drones as the material for the new ones.
Rolled 20>>27204033i meant to say the modified drones.
Rolled 5>>27203838have it it focus on scavenging tech and mining for gas/material to be sent over.Also if possible to help keep morias shop open and to tell us when we have customers.
Rolled 11>>27203838can we use some bandwidth to look up online for upgrades and information on robots.
>>27203917>>27203912You decide to answer the signal sent to you."Eh? Poseidon? Damn it Red, I don't want to buy those bonds you have, I-""This is not Red. Currently, Poseidon is under new management.""Oh...wait, who is this?""That is not important. I am of The Guild, I am in possession of excess minerals, and you are in need of them. That is all you need to know.""Huh...alright, straight to business kinda guy." The older man's voice laughs. "We can have a pick up ship come by, load her up and I'll transfer you some credits Mr...Guild guy.""Excellent.""You know, if it wasn't for the damn pirates, you wouldn't be getting such a sweet deal.""They cause problems for many. Would gas be available to buy?""Hell, we don't got much. But I suppose I can let a few containers go for a little discount."How do you wish to answer?>>27203948While at rest, you're assumed to have your drones operate at max efficiency. Bandwidth is a major factor mainly when you're rushed.>>27203953>>27203986As in, their automated mines are not up and running yet. Building such things requires minerals, after all, as many things of the sort do.>>27203989Such research requires a base to work with. Currently, no members of Poseidon have advanced Cybernetics. It is possible to do this research, should you find a subject to study however.>>27204006Currently 6.
>>27204152>As in, their automated mines are not up and running yet. Building such things requires minerals, after all, as many things of the sort do.try and strike a deal with them about the mines(steal those mines) and see if its possible to make this partnership better.
>>27204237by steal i mean the schematics and information about other mining hotspots.
If they are automated we could indeed at some point steal them.
>>27204097>>27204152So can we use up two bandwidths two search up any information on robots and possible upgrades.
>>27204152>While at rest, you're assumed to have your drones operate at max efficiency. Bandwidth is a major factor mainly when you're rushed.is there no way to improve on their efficiency then?
>>27204033This shall require a voteReplace collection drones, using them for parts, to build repair drones?>1 Yes (Disables your ability to mine, but will increase your repairing capabilities.)>2 No (Ensure you will be able to mine and repair with no additional costs.)>>27204078New V.I. duties>1 Program guilty V.I. to scour Moira's Scrapyards for mining, and salvaging tech, as well as letting it be able to communicate with humans and run a business. (100 minerals, 10 gas: Extremely complex V.I., requires much time to properly program, bandwidth, possibility that V.I. may skip or salvage something you do not wish it to. Risk of exposure as a V.I. should a customer board and/or attack them.)>2 Program a simple V.I. to set up mining operations at Moira's Shipyards. (100 minerals: Includes the cost of minerals to make collection drones, but keeps the V.I. simplistic.>3 We will handle the shipyards at a later date.>>27204097You are not connected to the galactic net at this time. There are no additional upgrades nearby to purchase at this time, however.>>27204237Stealing plans to make planetside mines would require some method of accessing their computers. At the least, you would need to be in orbit above Nethlos.>>27204285The fields around Poseidon are rather drained dry at this time. Unfortunately, mining has reached max output for the base.
>>27204311>DronesNo>VI Mining Simple VI
>>27204311well no on the drones and simple mining for now.Also is the base movable?
>>27204417meant to say yes for simple mining.
>>27204311-Don`t mess with our drones, they will help our cashflow.we can try to build some morewhen we are done scavenging- Let V.I. and Moira run the show in mining-land, Scavenging needs a steady spectral hand, we will do it ourselves
Rolled 34>>27204311program a VI to mine and defend but not to run the station
Rolled 35>>27204354>>27204417>>27204431i think we should incorporate some defense into it as well, wouldnt want somebody strolling in and taking everything
>>27204457Second this. Add in a defence sub-routine which active scans the system with sensors and warns away any approaching ship bar ours. If they do not leave and continue to approach, open fire with automated defences and send us a message.
Rolled 6>>27204491might want to put a warning befroe opening fire first
>>27204491.>>27204504i second this and also have the program get ready to secure the ship and jam and frequencies it might make.(if theres humans don't tell moria)
>>27204311You decide to keep your drones as they are at Poseidon for now. After all, they're earning a modest cash flow at the least.You've decided to prepare a new V.I., one that will simply take over mining at Moira's outpost. You take special care this time, making sure to integrate the intelligence properly, preparing it on your Cruiser to be sent off to Moira's Station momentarily. As you prepare to choose a method of travel, it pings you."Creator." It says simply, to which you ping in return."Correct." After a moment of hesitation, it begins again."Scrap. Mining. Minerals." It echos for several moments, several of the commands you registered. "Defend, Preserve." He follows simply after. After all, it will have Moira's rail guns to protect itself. The station's somewhat limited, but effective defensive options should be fine.Next course of action appears to be:>Send V.I. on Explorer Vessel to Moira's Outpost to begin mining operation. (Costs 10 gas (round trip))If this is correct, confirm.WARNING: Low gas count detected. 10 remaining.
>>27204601>10 remainingIf you agree to send the Explorer Vessel that is
>>27204601Send it. We're buying some gas from the colonists, so we should be fine.But our next big order of business should be heading to that automated gas refinery. We need it to build our comm bouy.
Rolled 19>>27204617how hard would it be to send one of the smaller ships and have him do a self upload?if we did that would we have enough to make one more jump?
>>27204617>>27204601make a deal with the guy that includes some gas and maybe some tech first.
>>27204670what help will it be if the ship gets stranded away, while we have the gas here?
>>27204601can we use bandwidth to groom our guilty VI?
>>27204672That is exactly what you will be doing, Consciousness anon.>>27204695Groom, Consciousness Anon?>>27204670>>27204671Confirmed.You watch as the vessel starts away on it's trip, warping out of sight. You know it will return eventually, after the V.I. has been installed. Just as it warps away, the intelligence utters it's name for you once more."Creator."Before it is out of sight.Just as this happens, you pick up readings of warp space being disturbed once again, before a stark white escort vessel approaches. You detect it as part of the UFW."Well hello there Poseidon. Never thought I'd see myself back in this little dump." You get a reading through your transmitter. "Here I thought good ol' Red was too good to work with us humans anymore.""Are the supplies ready?""That they are chief." you hear them reply."Then you may land. The Storage Bay contains the minerals you seek.""I figured chief. But about our little gas deal. I'm thinking, you have enough minerals, we'll give you a nice chunk of gas.""How much exactly?""Oh, you know...thinking maybe 300 minerals. Let us give you a cool 150 gas, and we'll spice it up with 100,000 credits on top. How's that sound, huh?"
>>27204849>Groom, Consciousness Anon?teach it and educate it.
>>27204889Certainly you may. But you must have a lesson to teach, before you may teach.The V.I., at this time, is watching, as you instructed it to do. Attempting to learn from your example.
>>27204849ask, if they are willing to sell tech as well?
>>27204911teach it to think ahead and of possible consequences.
>>27204849Sounds like a dream come true.
>>27204919"Eh? What do ya mean tech? You aiming to build ships or something?""Perhaps." You answer simply, earning a uncertain response over the comms."Erm...well I suppose, yeah. We could give you specs on this here Freighter I suppose."They are asking 25,000 creds of their payment for the specs. Freighter vessels are normally heavily unarmored and unarmed, but as a result, are specialized to go faster and further then many other vessels of the type. The gas cost for Warp Jumps of such vessels is 2.5 gas, meaning they can make a trip and back for 5 gas, an impressive price.>>27204931It has limited reasoning capabilities. You may upgrade this in the future, if you care to.
>>27205012upgrade its reasoning then.
>>27205012ask morai to help you haggle the price down to 10-15k cred.
>>27205012That is a fucking deal right there! Pick that shit up!
>>27205038Very well Consciousness anon, a vote is required.>1 Dedicate a portion of your bandwidth (2) to upgrade the guilty V.I. to understand more things. (Warning, this may have unintended consequences.)>2 Do not do this, the guilty V.I. must learn the slow way.Buying Specs>1 Have Moira haggle with the good folks (Will require a roll of 1d100)>2 Buy the specs, great price!>3 Do not buy anything, we just need the supplies.Consensus seems to be to accept their offer regarding the minerals and gas at this time.
>>27205012i agree with this program0>>27205058we need to work on our haggleing skills. also, we need to look into seeing how much further we can mine this zone. infact, is there any asteroid belts in this star system or lifeless planets we can shift the station closer to mine so we don't run out. (ooc, i would like to see the lay out of this Star system and see if we can move the station around IN system, even if it is slow movement)
Rolled 41>>27205134-slow and steady-1 , haggle!
Rolled 85>>27205134>1>1 Have Moira haggle with the good folks (Will require a roll of 1d100)
Rolled 24>>27205134>>1 Dedicate a portion of your bandwidth (2) to upgrade the guilty V.I. to understand more things. (Warning, this may have unintended consequences.)>1 Have Moira haggle with the good folks (Will require a roll of 1d100)
>>27205134VI>2 Do not do this, the guilty V.I. must learn the slow way.we (the AI) don't fully understand things ourselves yet. that and we can't handle another program we can't control lose.buying>1 Have Moira haggle with the good folks (Will require a roll of 1d100)we can't lose either way.
Rolled 17>>27205134oops, forgot to roll>>27205210
>>27205134dang it, we need to clear this up. is the LOW rolls good, or high?
Rolled 15>>27205250why, it`s not like knowing will change the roll...
Rolled 99>>27205250i'm just hoping its high and the first three.
>>27205300it better be now that you've condemned us to great success or failure
>>27205250High is good.You decide that the V.I. must learn the hard way. After all, you do not fully understand how your intelligence works yet either, and it would be bad if you ended up competing for control of your limited resources.As for the specs, you consult Moira."Moira, we have traders here.""I see that hon. They warped right in front of the window." She laughs. It is then you notice through the camera she has her feet up on a large stuffed animal of some sort, covered in course brown fur, with large claws in an intimidating pose. Well, it would be intimidating if Moira wasn't using it to hold her coffee."I would like you to attempt to bring their prices down, if you could.""Haggle? You know about haggling?""I have seen many human films and observed human behavior." You clarify."Ohhh...I suppose that explains how you know how to lie so well." She points out. for some reason, you wonder if you should be insulted but Moira doesn't dwell on the topic."Sure hon! Put em up on the screen."You do just that after a moment of introducing her as your 'financial adviser.'It takes several moments, where the woman uses far more of her slang phrases you find so odd against the men, and, within moments, they're talked down to 15,000 Creds. Once they are, you watch her reach to turn off the comms."It was great doin' business sweetie." She grins, hitting the button and cutting them off before they can reply. Her business sense is useful.
>>27205365The traders seem to be taking their leave just as your explorer vessel makes it's way back to Poseidon.New resource count!ResourcesCredits: 85,000Minerals: 185Gas: 160What would you like to do next, Consciousness Anon? It will take some time before V.I. 2 has set up a base at Moira's scrapyard.
>>27205300OR THAT ROLL! ><...yet, Nethlos has major possablities. they SEEM to lack the proper equipment to mine their own planet. i wonder if we could repoduce a planet bound version of our station or a space based version with a space elevator to connect it and contiue mineing and farbucation there as well.
Rolled 71>>27205462so we set up that com bout now
>>27205462lets build that comm buoy
Rolled 69>>27205462pay the crew.And how much is it for com thing again if we have enough make it.
Rolled 21>>27205462Get that comm buoy thing up and running, we need to expand our mental cpacities if we are ever to figure out what we are, and what we can become
>>27205501>>27205507Thirded.The buoy allows for real-time communication and direction of our VI right?
Rolled 95>>27205365pay the crew and what are they doing?
>>27205462do we have any way to learn about the gas platform? systems and defenses? i am thinking that we can silently take over that place. and when the pirates come to fuel up, we infect their ships with a virus we make that lays dorment and hidden from system scans. the virus will spread from their ships to the pirate base so what when we come to take it over, we can send a signal that will activate the virus and will shut down their ships and major system. we can take over the place with ease... or easier if we have resistance.
>>27205501>>27205522Comm Buoy>1 Jump to Moira's Outpost and begin the construction of the Buoy yourself. It will require transportation after all to Poseidon to be activated.>2 Simply wait for V.I. to come online and instruct it to do so. (Requires time, change of orders being confused by the simple creation.)>3 Another destination firstCrew>1 Pay Crew (Improve Morale, 50,000 credits cost)>2 Do not pay them.
Rolled 22>>272055761 jump1.payso what can we do with the crew?
>>27205561i hope they are help finishing up repairs and maybe in the factory as well. >>27205568also, as a ironic twist. once we take the gas platform, WE take the credits from the pirates for the gas.
>>27205561The crew has recently finished mourning, and dealing with wounded. They will, eventually, get back to work running the station properly. They will be happy to receive payment, though many feel they deserve it by now.>>27205568Scouting is possible, Consciousness anon. You may send a ship there (one of your current ships) and risk being shot down in order to observe them properly if you desire.
>>27205603>Do with the crewYou have yet to determine this. They have low qualifications, for many this mining base was their only choice of job, thus why they did not leave despite the accidents that have happened. Many also desire revenge.Moira is a robotics expert, however, she may prove exceptionally useful yet.>>27205618The Factory is already done at this time.
Rolled 25>>27205625can we start upgrading one of our ships?
Rolled 46>>272055761&1the humans must be kept moderately happy, or their effectivity will drop, they are strange beings.we must get the buoy up and running ourself, it will be a learning experience, and we will be able to keep an camera on our V.I. while it is learning. we could also get a closer look on that broken battleship in the graveyard
>>27205576>1 Jump to Moira's Outpost and begin the construction of the Buoy yourself. It will require transportation after all to Poseidon to be activated.and>1 Pay Crew (Improve Morale, 50,000 credits cost)they would be grateful. also, ask Moria if she likes her new home. also, what would the crew like to have next to improve morale? this is in hopes they would slowly be open to accept having a A.I. as a boss.
>>27205667we also should send one extra command to the V.I. when it explores the wrecked battle ship. check to see if the main guns can be repaired and used by us. having THOSE guns will make some options open up for us.
>>27205667Could we subtly start screening more propaganda films in their living quarters with three major themes: pro-AI, anti-pirate and anti-xenos. The films should also have a heavy militarist element. We may be able to convert these lazy sacks of flesh into a fighting/boarding force.
>>27205774Why not just look ourselves when we jump there?
>>27205670You do not have superior technology to any one ship in particular at this time.What would you like to upgrade in particular, consciousness anon?>>27205703>>27205706The Crew would like very much like the head of this fictitious hacker for vengeance.Consensus appears to be to jump ourselves and to pay the crew. Warning: Do you wish to leave Poseidon unattended while you do so?>1 Yes>2 Let V.I. control things, now that you told him better then to harm the humans.>3 Leave Moira here to keep things running smoothly.
Rolled 93>>27205774we can do that ourselves once we set up that bouy
Rolled 19>>27205801leave moira and the V.I. let him learn from her
Rolled 2>>27205801Show our V.I.creation trust, it will do better this time>just check my roll
Rolled 65>>27205801>>2 Let V.I. control things, now that you told him better then to harm the humans.>>3 Leave Moira here to keep things running smoothlytell him to to listen to her>>27205801i was thinking of modifying our explorer ship into a freighter.
>>27205801>3 Leave Moira here to keep things running smoothly.she won't mess up this up as bad as V.I. did, AND they got paid. so they should be content for awhile.can we upgrade the engains?
>>27205869>>27205899Not a bad idea.i change my vote>>27205923to this>>27205869
>>27205576You do, however decide to at least pay your crew.They receive the payment, and while many think they should be getting this regularly, like their contract stated, they accept what they can get. A few ping for details on how the asteroids here are tapped dry, and how they're not sure how much more they can work out of them.>>27205706You contact Moira."Do you approve of your new home?" You ask as you notice her digging through the Pirate's chest. It's mostly filled with different bottles, all different liquors from various sides of the galaxy, apparently."Of course sweetie! I mean, it's a little lonely sure, but with you here, it never stops being entertaining." She says with a grin. Her stained jumpsuit seems odd in the rather rich looking Captain's Quarters of the Pirate ship. Various rugs and furs that would no doubt be expensive to get ahold of liter the place.>>27205783Normally, the crew choices what they watch on the holo display. If you changed this, they may notice. Further support required.>>27205899>>27205954You may transform the vessel, if you desire at the cost of 50 minerals and 5 gas
Rolled 31>>27205997ask your crew if they know any mineral rich places, and see if its possible to move the station.
Rolled 59>>27205997go for it.
Rolled 4>>27205997so we're leaving both of them hear for now?and i support this >>27206050 before we leave
>>27205997after checking the media, we can't leave Moria in her current outfit if she is to be our "advisor" for "the Guild" but getting her a suitable outfit might be a bit harder to get. i do not think we can make cloth of any kind here.>>27205783no, these are workers not fighters. besides, we don't NEED fighters, we can MAKE fighting drones better than they can be.>>27205997yes, upgrade the engiens and/or warp jump drives. (ooc, are they one and the same QM?)btw, what did we do with the old reactor that was damage? i hope we did not distroy it. i was hoping to fix it and add it's power to the station as well.
>>27205997"Moira, I desire that you run Poseidon Station while I am away.""Away? Where are you going honey?""Further exploration of this sector is required. I will return shortly.""Aww, can't I come too?" She insists, pulling herself out of the Captain's clothes closet, wearing a large hat of some sort with synthetic feathers in it. "It's so much more interesting with you around, besides, I don't really know how to run a station.""All I request is your presence to ensure things do not descend into chaos." You explain. After a few moments of contemplation and reluctance, she agrees but 'only because it's you' as she puts it. Whatever the cause, you have yourself a temporary leader.You instruct your V.I. to watch as Moira takes charge, so to speak. To learn from humans, as you had done."Great One speaks of learning. V.I. shall...learn." It explains. You suppose that's as good as you could hope to get.You dock and set Moira up on Poseidon with a message, explaining she is an Independent Contractor, come to simply observe Poseidon and little else. After the somewhat awkward introduction, including Moira dodging a few leers from the crew, she sets herself up on the Control Room to wait for your return, with the V.I. watching her as you instructed.>>27206050There is a planet nearby that is mineral rich. As well as the Scrapyard, an abundant source of materials.
>>27206050.....(slaps forhead) check to see if Red altered the records as to falseify the records of this belt being "tapped out" so he could come back later to resume the mining. this belt might be far more richer than we know.
Rolled 4>>27206190ask moria if its possible to move the station to the planet?
Rolled 10>>27206190is that the planet that currently has the colony on it?
Rolled 6>>27206213>>27206215these two please.
>>27206084>>27206050Moving Poseidon however is a highly involved process, requiring heavy loaders and deconstructing the entire station, before reassembling it elsewhere. You lack the technology for this at this time.>>27206166Desire to bring the Explorer vessel with you to upgrade it's engines using Freighter schematics (Will make it slower in battle, but more efficient gas cost wise.)Warp engines require the engine itself to go into a special mode of overclocking, causing the warp. Essentially, though, they're one and the same.>1 Yes, bring it with us to upgrade using the factory.>2 No, leave it be for now.>>27206213You detect no alterations of records. It appears this belt has been here for quite a while, and mined by other stations that have long since been removed.>>27206266Yes
Rolled 31>>27206313can we ask morai if she knows anyone willing to help cut a deal with us to move the station?
Rolled 9>>27206313we are not moving the station to the planet and starting a war with the UWF
Rolled 45>>27206313>2 No, leave it be for now.
>>27206313>1 Yes, bring it with us to upgrade using the factory. we're not a speedy fighter ship. we sure can save on the fuel
Rolled 18>>27206408who says they own the entire planet, hell we can ask them if we can mine there and even cut a deal as well.
Rolled 58>>27206386no better, were we can get the tech or equipment to do that
Rolled 61>>27206419we need to get into some ship design books and tutorials so we can start building ships meant to be crewed by robot only. things that dont need air or life support, that dont have so much extra space. ships for robots would be much more efficient
Rolled 13>>27206448which is why we need to find a way to connect to the internet.
Rolled 59>>27206428YES! it appears that they do not have a space station of their own yet. if we can transfure our selves over there and work with them to become a end of a space elevator we will make their world SO much better. and they will become COMPLETELY dependent on us.
>>27206386You send her a personal message, to which she later replies with."Sorry honey, I've never had to move a station this size before...my old outpost was there long before I picked her up. Usually you need these really big Freighters though, I'm sure there are some out there, maybe on one of them more populated planets.">>27206448Such a thing is a design decision. You may simply decide to make a vessel unable to support humans, and make it more effective at it's job.
Rolled 39>>27206473but to do that i imagine we will ahve to take over this sector first, maybe gain acess to the archives on that bandit station
>>27206473which means we need to pay a visit to the glatic radio station soon.
Rolled 16>>27206495maybe one we get that factory up and running>>27206493a space elevatpr and a space station are two ENTIRELY different things. i dont think a single piece of our station would be usable in constructing a space elevator
Rolled 78>>27206495ask the guys we traded with if they know anyone with big freighters.
>>27206495i wonder if there are any parts of those big freighters in the scrap yard we can slap together.
Rolled 69>>27206542with what materiel anon?the scrap yard will only last so long and thats not counting the empty husk of an asteroid station that is being useless right now.
Rolled 64>>27206566dude, drop the moving the station thing for now. OP has given many hints that it is of no use/a bad idea to move the station at this time. we dont even have a proper military to defend ourselves yet.
>>27206542no, the space elevator will be built anew from fresh materials. the station could be modified to attach to it. we have a fabrictor up here. in time, we'll be able to build whole FLEETS!
Rolled 58>>27206602the scrapyard has been there a loong time and it will probably be there for an even longer time. i imagine we could use the raw resources to build a nice fleet, though we will need some more gas
Rolled 8>>27206616building an entire new station for someone elses colony that they may not even use is an incredibly stupid idea
>>27206610dude, re-read that once more. it CAN be done, but it'll be a big pain to do. but it can be done. and for one thing, a station is still worth a lot and if that planet does not have one over it like ours, it will HELP them. that and moving ours over is much cheaper and faster than building one from scrach in orbit.
Rolled 58>>27206610eh, he didn't say it outright plus the station is mining an empty husk, and the time will come when we have to do 4 things with it.1.leave it2.destroy it3.break it apart4.sell it
Rolled 32>>27206697the best of these will probably be to break it down for the materials and either get rid of the humans or set them up in a new colony on the surface
>>27206495With everything decided, you warp to Moira's Outpost with a flicker of your Cruiser's engines, the Explorer onboard in the cargo bay.Within seconds your 'sight' is greeted with the expansive field littered with hundreds of thousands of destroyed ships. Moira's post, hidden behind the two cannons is visible from here. You can senses your V.I. still 'stretching' it's limbs, and preparing to begin drone manufacturing.You send the Explorer vessel off to be upgraded.Now that you're in orbit, you can pick up readings from the Battleship, as before. The only salvageable parts appear to be the Engines and the hulls of the ship.OPTIONS AVAILABLE:You may scrap either of the two, hulls in exchange for minerals, or Engines in exchange for gas.If you choose instead to salvage them for research purposes, you may improve your armor technology should you study the hulls, or your ship reactors (the first step in upgrading the ship sizes you can support, as well as larger weapons and shield generators.)>>27206571While possible, deactivating the station this way would kill all humans aboard, if they are not properly removed.
Rolled 2>>27206715true, but our bandwidth will decrease, which is why i want to move it to somewhere rich in resources for the future of the quest.
>>27206747You also set about salvaging the old power core of Poseidon, as you no longer need it anymore.+50 gas
Rolled 29>>27206686space elevators are only cost effective if they are running at an almost constant rate. there is a reason that they are only use on worlds that have really high pouplation, and worlds that have been converted to producing things almost soley for export. not to mention the insane amount of calculations that even we might have trouble with that are required at a constant pace to keep something in space attached by a physical object
Rolled 27>>27206747can we use all our bandwidth to salvage both?While instructing the VI to start on the coms.
>>27206800Certainly, Consciousness anon. I simply presented the options available.
Rolled 36>>27206771wrong post?
Rolled 88>>27206756the only thing we need to do to increase our bandwith is to create a massive server roommoving it is counter productive, once we take the gas station we can focus all things on the factory and station and the posidien is obselete
>>27206747salvage them for research for tech. we need those upgrades. the materials and gas is easy to get now. we need to be able to make bigger ships with bigger guns. the armor plating can be learned later.
I think we should recover the available tech while they are available to us.
Rolled 75>>27206828Well my vote to salvage both and instruct the VI to start on the comms buoy while we are busy.
>>27206828>>27206800well lets do this then. we need the tech more.
Rolled 23>>27206832no, im saying that the space elveator is a terrible idea. if you support it then i do not support you
Rolled 99>>27206851this guy
Consensus appears to be>1 Research both, we can afford it now>2 Salvage *enter here* and scrap *enter here* for materials>3 Scrap both for materials>4 Leave the battleship be.
Rolled 89>>27206841true, but getting a nice constant stream of material is fantastic way and we won't be hurting for money or materiel anon.
>>27206771(ooc, hey, buddy, lissien. don't look to closely at the details ok? just roll with it and don't drag reality too much in to piddle on our parade)
>>27206747>Salvage both hull and reactor for research purposes.
Rolled 43>>27206896no i'm just asking since that post or the post that was replying to mine about moving didn't mention space elevators.
Rolled 60>>27206910research both.
Rolled 4>>27206910research both while we get the VI to start working on the comms.
Rolled 18>>27206930reality is the basis for everything. breaking downt he station id much betetr research wise to
>>27206910>1 Research both, we can afford it nowthis is what we wanted after all!
>>27206910>1 Research both, we can afford it now
>>27206910You observe the mass of floating metal outside, watching as it drifts idly through space with no real destination, less then half the ship it once was no doubt. It is odd to think this thing was once a mighty vessel, capable of blowing stations out of the sky with little effort. You decide that you can not let such a resource go to waste, and make a note to study the thing with the help of your drones, and Moira. With her, you'll no doubt be able to apply some manner of upgrade to your Cruiser, making it more effective then before.Just as you think this, a ping appears on screen, instructing you that V.I. 2 has finished integrating into the system, and will begin collection drone production."Much to mine, Creator. Many ships, all silent. Silence." It states in observation. Curious things, you must admit.With that, the explorer vessel emerges, shiny new engines in place of it's old ones. It moves slower as it comes to orbit you, however you know it moves far faster in warp space now.The Construction Buoy is also finished relatively quickly as well, and now you are faced with what to do next, with the Explorer vessel here, you could have it take the Buoy back, after you program the thing, finally connecting both stations.NEW RESOURCE TOTAL:Credits: 35,000Minerals: 35Gas: 145New Mining Location!Moira's Scrapyards.
>>27206896>>27206946>>27206993alright stubberon posters. we need to build a load of stuff, and it is better to build it in space. if a space elevator is out, then we have to build a number of heavy lifters to bring the materials off the planet serface to the station. i am not sure if that is cost effective.
>>27207100Right, lets send the buoy back. Moira can come back on the exploration ship too since we won't need her there with us in contact with it. Then we can do RESEARCH!!!As for what to do while we wait lets help our VI mine I guess.
Rolled 37>>27207137all we need to do is make the ships for efficiency and that solves the problem since thee ships won't be built for humans but for robots/drones to pilot.>>27207100can we contact the man we traded our materials for and ask him if he knows anyone who can let us use their freighters?
Rolled 42>>27207183>>27207184a combination of these two sound good.
>>27207100have the explorer to take the buoy out then go check out the radio relay post, and the gas platform. scan them both. if it is fired up on. flee back to the station asap.
>>27207100Nice nice.We still need to decide what to do with those humans on our station...Honestly, aside from a few engineers, they haven't helped our progress at all. Program0, can we dedicate 1 BW to brainstorming things to do with the humans?
Rolled 69>>27207100how much bandwidth do we have once we get connected?
>>27207307They mine minerals for us. Sure they aren't as efficient as drones but they make do. We just need to find them a asteroid field or moon that isn't completely mined out and move them there.
>>27207183Should you jump away from Moira's outpost, you will lose contact with Poseidon all the same, but you may bring her back on the explorer to help with research.>>27207184You send a message via the FTL communication, receiving a reply from the man you met before."Do WE know any? Sorry son, we're a small colony op. If you want heavy duty stuff, you'll need to either deal with some great black market guys, or...guh... UGEI. You're better off asking pirates before going to them, though." He states in disgust. "Bunch of vacuum heads they are."Actions:>Send Explorer Vessel back to deliver Comms Buoy, and retrieve Moira for research. >Choose a new destination once she arrives (Leaving her on the Explorer to inspect the Battleship at her leisure. She has minor piloting training after all.. If this is correct, confirm now with your choice of destination.Loading Starmap...
>>27207184we still need the matrials from the planet's mines.
>>27207389Starmap:>Poseidon Station: Mining space station positioned in asteroid field not far out from Moira's Scrapyard. Low Mineral count, and several hundred humans aboard.>Moira's Scrapyards: Large debris field where old wrecked ships are sold for parts, melted down, new parts are bought, etc. Outpost Factory located here, under your control. Defenses: Mrk 1 rail guns>Voidsnake Pirate Outpost: Small Pirate operation that preys on trading ships between other empires. Pirates store much of their ill gotten gains here, as well as use the station as a drinking platform. Big Hawk's records show it's a 'piss poor watering hole'. Located: Orbiting rocky asteroid. Intelligent Presence Detected: Small (Pirate Cruisers x4, Pirate Fighters x12)>Pulsar Radio Station: Popular radio station for the fringe colonies. UFW presence detected.>Gas Giant designated 'Blue Betty': Automated gas mining platform detected. Automated defenses.>Nethlos: Small human colony detected. Colonizing operation properly settled. Dry rocky world, rich in minerals, yellow star. Minimally defended.
>>27207389confirm>>27207414>Gas Giant designated 'Blue Betty': Automated gas mining platform detected. Automated defenses.Lets start getting a steady supply of gas.
>>27207414>Pulsar Radio Station: Popular radio station for the fringe colonies. UFW presence detected.Why not, its been talked about a lot yet we've never visited.By subtly infiltrating it, we might be able to spread pro-AI propaganda and increase our BW as well.
>>27207307There is a reason for that, Consciousness anon.Your control of the station has automated many many processes that once required human assistance. While humans with qualifications in several fields of study are useful to one such as you at this time, those that specialize in nothing but technical support, maintence, and labor are quite useless, especially since you have robots who do not tire, grow old, or require pay.>>2720733211, Consciousness anon.
>>27207307>>27207375and we are learning how to be human from them. there maybe a few of them and annoying to upkeep. but in time, we will have to face so many more of them, we'll have to FOOL those or they will find out who we are.
Rolled 45>>27207414>>27207389welp, i guess the that makes moving the station for later since we are ill prepared for pirates right now.>>27207433is my vote and also ask morai to keep comms open with the station to keep an eye on the VI when she comes over.
once we get enough minerals and drones I hope we can make our own fleet of battlecruisers
Rolled 46>>27207472with this information fire the useless members of the crew.
Rolled 63>>27207472how long till we get connected?
>>27207433second.then>>27207440we need to check this location as well. >>27207472besides.. they can make cute pets for us. and it would create a problem if our V.I. did not have something to learn from.
>>27207389>>27207414Sounds like a plan and let's go to the Gas Giant.
So anyone know why we are still keeping red locked up?Since if my memory is right he is a wanted man with a bounty and he is just taking up spacer and resources like the useless humans on board.
>>27207433>>27207493>>27207517You see the Explorer Vessel off, watching it transport your precious cargo. The Buoy is not well protected inside, but...nothing bad will happen, you are sure. It's one simple jump, after all.As it jumps, you wait for several moments before the Buoy is dropped off at the proper distance. You reach out with your mind once more....it is there. Distant, but there. It is difficult, even with the Buoy at first, the signal is so far away. But you manage, finally, to grasp hold of Poseidon, and wretch control back. It feels almost as if you were seeing an arm move around in a movie or video, but could not feel it for yourself. A strange sensation, one you could comprehend if only you had arms. Or a body.Contact with Poseidon Achieved! Bandwidth increased to 11.It takes a few moments before Moira warps back, though you can sense her long before them thanks to the Buoy."And we have a strong signal! Haha! I can't believe it worked!" She laughs through the comms. "I never thought those old plans were worth anything!"As she warps in, you address her."You did not, did you?" You question."Uh...oh, right, you can hear over there now." She says with a laugh. You watch as the Explorer comes closer, and you tell her your instructions."You want me to pick apart some old Battleship? Sounds good to me, honey.Always wanted to crack one of these babies open..."You prepare to jump to Blue Betty...
>>27207693Here is hoping the VI doesn't fuck up.
>>27207567we keep him to be used as a test subject for when we get cyber tech.
>>27207693You're greeted with the bright vibrant blue of a huge gas giant, as well as the glint of gray metal that shines off the automated refinery positioned here. A lot of gray metal, actually...several large gun shaped metal things. Oh no...Four sets of Mk1 rail guns are set up, aiming almost instantly at you as you enter. You receive a signal from the station that sounds...strangely familiar. Robotic. Non-human."Analyzing IFF... Please state your business while your ship is ID'd."
>>27207787Hack them. Hack them all. Put ALL the bandwidth we can towards it.
>>27207787communicate and try to dock up to get connected personally with the station.
>>27207787Tell them we are looking into buying some gas or anything else that they are interested in selling.
>>27207787i thought we changed our IFF to something else so we would not be a pirate. well, we will slam it's fire wall down and HACK IT
>>27207812>>27207813>>27207863>>27207890You quickly attempt to decide what to do, and as you do, you notice an insignia that your data tells you belong to UGEI>1 Attempt to Hack the Station (Roll 1d100, risk of failure means being filled full of holes.)>2 Try to push past the guns and dock with the station itself (As you have no crew, docking would simply increase your chance to hack, but if they register you as hostile, you'll be plowing right into a wall of fire)>3 Attempt to buy something (You're unsure if this place is suppose to be a shop or not, as it seems the UGEI may simply shuttle gas out of this star system.
Rolled 77>>27207948ALLOCATE ALL OF OUR FUCKING BANDWIDTH TO HACKING
>>27207948>2Fake repair crew IFF with some quick coding.
>>27207948>2i hope our old UGEI codes work.
Rolled 66>>27207996>>27207990>>27207972well shit.
Rolled 86>>27207948 >1
Rolled 97>>27207948everything on hacking.
>>27207948wait, WOULD putting out bandwith into hacking help the hacking, or is it only the rolls that count?
>>27208049hey is it the best of 3 ?
>>27208065Bandwidth increases chance of success
Rolled 58>>27207948Hack it!
Rolled 3bandwidth boosts hacking attempts. by how much is unknown and probably depends on what we are hacking. Since we have about 11 hopefully its a pretty big boost.
can people stock rolling before we get a nat 1.
>>27208065When you put bandwidth into hacking, you add a bonus to your roll.You try to hack the blasted thing in front of you, but the firewall is too much! The cannons arm themselves as you get a response over the comms"Intruder detected, Hacking attempt deflected, opening fire."And open fire they did. Erupting into a blast of metal fired at incredible speeds, the rail guns sheer your ship apart in places, cutting right through your shields, armor, and finally weapons room. You know that aiming will be far harder now. Good thing for you all you care about is hacking, at the moment.How shall you proceed?>1 Keep hacking!>2 Use rockets on the Cruiser to destroy the railguns. (Aim affected.)>3 Write in.
>>27208123so we can stock up on rolls now?
Rolled 98>>27208164>1 Keep hacking!
Rolled 63>1 Keep hacking!
Rolled 79 + 11>>27208164HACK.
>>27208191stop rolling methinks
>>27208191>>27208164OK< STOP ROLLING!
>>27208164HACK HACK HACK!
>>27208196Not exactly like that, anon. Let me worry about the bonuses>>27208191>>27208194Holy crap
Our modus operendi.Sit there and Hack. Do nothing else. No we don't care about damage. Why would we?
>>27208217In that vein perhaps we should build a custom ship which is essentialy armor, power, suped up comms, an engine and nothing else.
>>27208217well, if we failed the second time, we might have died...... we NEED to stop and seriously anlize our own black box. who made it, can we repoduce it? can it be repoduced? a second black box might be our second chance if the ship get shot up.
>>27208233can can if we wanted to actually.
>>27208239we had that choice for some time, but most of us forgot except for you, just ask next time we have the choice.
Rolled 3>>27208164You must not let whatever this thing is have this station: you have needs for it after all. You launch yet another barrage of data, like waves pounding away at an invisible wall, slowly wearing away at your attempts to break in."Firewall failure Imminent, preparing counter measures..." You pick up inside the station as you transmit your signal. This thing is reacting fast enough to resist you! No mere human can do that. You feel a spear of data spike from the platform, attempting to cut down your attempts at hacking. Thankfully, this has stopped the cannons from firing for now.Battle the automation for supremacy!Roll 1d100. Keep in mind there are bonuses at play here for both sides, I shall keep track of them in secret for suspense reasons.
Rolled 93>>27208282you sick QM, you love this, i swear i can hear your gloating...
Rolled 10>>27208282here is hoping for a 90
Rolled 30>>27208282I seriously hope you're secretly lying and that 3 is for the AI.
>>27208282>>27208311STOP ROLLING! i got this!
Rolled 63>>27208311STOP ROLLING EVERYONE we just won.
>>27208282Such feeble resistance. It almost makes you laugh. Almost."Alert, alert, countermeasures failing, require-" You silence the pathetic intelligence and take control of the gas platform. The cannons turn back on the station, as if one last attempt to remove you from having access to this system...but it's too late.Within moments, your influence spreads throughout the automated platform. Other then a few service tunnels and such, it's not build for human occupants. It seems the intelligence you encountered was some manner of V.I., who now is locked out of it's own systems, left to dwell in the dark of the system's data banks for now, until you see fit to make sure of it.But for now. For now, you have a gas platform, with several large guns. You stole it from the UGEI, but you have it, and that's what counts.
Rolled 27>>27208409woop woop, gotta set up a com bouy now.
Rolled 57>>27208409Reprogram the VI to see you as its master and tell you everything it knows.
Rolled 67>>27208409Right, lets repurpose that VI. Also alter the records so that we we're never here. Finally lets see what is in stock and what information is stored here.
Rolled 34>>27208425a coms sounds good now.
Rolled 98>>27208409Patch up the ship and head towards the Voidsnake Pirate Outpost.
>>27208409>>27208450no, delete that VI, it's not made by us, it is untrustworthy. we can make better ones anyway.also, take stock on that station. what is in there for us to use.
>>27208492Why ruin a perfectly good VI?
>>27208450Too risky. Just purge its data banks and create a new VI from scratch.
Rolled 85>>27208409Hey did we ever fire the useless members of our crew?If not then do it since i don't feel like wasting money and resources on them.
>>27208460>>27208487no, and not yet. we need to check out the system wide radio station. if we get that we can get better comm systems. or at least learn more. that VI the UGEI made should be deleted. to repupose it we might was well make one our selves.
Rolled 46>>27208492why ruin a program.
Rolled 50>>27208487yeah how about no, lets not piss off the strongest force in the system when we have next to no military. we cant rely on our hacking for everything.and eventaully our black box will get hit if we keep tanking damage like that
Rolled 2>>27208525>>27208511>>27208492Ok so how about we copy the basics of the VI so that it can Fool the UGEI.
Rolled 85>>27208526that thing is precoded for certain actions, it will probably require so much recoding that it would be quicker to make a new one
>>27208542its only an outpost not a whole country/nation like the one we just took belonged to.
>>27208549this is my vote to make an original VI that can fool the UGEI.
>>27208526it has ideas of it's own to some degree. IT'S NOT FROM US! remember, we might NOT be the only A.I. in this universe. besides, once we got a comm buoy here, we can run this by ourselves anyway.
>>27208549>>27208591yes, extract data from this VI so we can both learn and make a copy that is loyal to us alone but can fool the rest.
>>27208549Sounds like a plan to me!
As you explore the station, you pick up designs for escort sized vessels. >>27208409Consensus requestedV.I.>1 Purge it, we can not afford to let such foreign programming into our circle.>2 Reprogram it, we can set it up to run the gas platform still, but have it delivered to us instead.>3 Leave it locked up, we'll find a use for it later.>4 Attempt to copy part of the V.I.'s coding to fool the UGEI into thinking the V.I. still works for them. (Warning: the UGEI likely has a quota system in place for this platform. If ships they send to recover gas do not get this gas in return, they will likely think something is up, regardless if they believe the V.I. is still on their side or not.)>>27208518What do you consider 'useless' anon? Those unable to provide a tangible benefit?If so, then at least 80% of Poseidon's remaining population will be fired.
Rolled 63>>27208709>4>2 Reprogram to mine a tithe to its new robot overlord
>>272087094What we want to do is basically skim off the top of its usual shipments. Right now we aren't doing anything that requires huge amounts of gas.So in that case see what its quota is.
>>27208709unless we can order them to do something useful for us i say fire them.>4 Attempt to copy part of the V.I.'s coding to fool the UGEI into thinking the V.I. still works for them.Can we do anything to the outpost now to upgrade it?
>>27208709>4We should only skim some gas off the top while currently and observe the quota system to make sure there is always enough so they don't suspect anything.
>>27208518ignore this post, i think he's delayed poster. >>27208709>4 Attempt to copy part of the V.I.'s coding to fool the UGEI into thinking the V.I. still works for them.if there is unlimited gas to be harvest here, i don't see why we don't give it. but still, we could use this as a means to spread hidden programs to spy and return needed data to us about the rest of the world.now to make a buoy for this place and check in on our moria and such. also, can we rake in some credits from the accounts?
Rolled 85>>27208811>moriaim now imagineing a giant dwarvish/goblin battle occuring on our stations
You decide to take a note of the V.I.'s coding and try to mask your own with it's previous coding. Such a process is delicate...difficult.((Please roll 1d100 to determine success and effectiveness of disguise.))>>27208781((This outpost in particular? You may create a Lvl 2 Reactor for the refinery, increasing it's effectiveness, but such a change risks going noticed. It would also cost resources, 75 minerals, 25 gas for a refinery this size.))>>27208811You do not have the minerals at this time to construct a Buoy. You are not able to contact Moira without having access to a Buoy that links with one of your Buoys.There are no humans here, and therefore, no credits to pilfer.
Rolled 96>>27208980put full bandwith into working on this,>>27208781it is not needed right now. leave itwell, yes, but once we have the minerials, we need to make one here. but checking in on what is happening back "home" is a good idea. (and they can fix us there as well)
Rolled 53>>27208980rolling, and create the reactor.
>>27208980Can we get the details of the VIs schedule? Expected Gas output, how much gas is expected to ship out... etc.
>>27209050Okay i'll drop firering them, but we need to take over the radio outpost since i don't feel like wasting materials on buoy.
>>27209088I second this, and upgrading the reactor since we had gotten a 96.
>>27209050>>27209099wait, if we took that radio post. will we need to make any more buoys in this system?
>>27209088They apparently arrive every week, with an expected quota of 500 gas.>>27209116((Upgrading will provide a bonus to the enemies roll to notice))>>27208980You reign in the V.I.'s programming, cracking it open like an egg and hacking away at the contents. It can not stand to resist you any further, and is slowly transformed according to your will. It is a relatively well made thing, you must admit. You are certain to take lessons from the creator for future V.I. Creation.Ability: V.I. Lvl2"Overlord, I am here to serve." It states bluntly. This dictionary of superior terms is coming in useful, you think. With this, the UGEI will hopefully not notice your tampering, and you'll have yourself a relatively even supply of gas.The platform is now under your control. How do you wish to proceed?
Rolled 56>>27209235Can we copy the specs of the Mk 1 railgun defensive emplacements?Other than that, let's just tell the VI to carry on and meet the quota, and hold excess production for our own use.
>>27209050>>27208487>>27208311.....i just realized i rolled these.
>>27209235Put a vote up for the upgradeAnd i'm for the upgrade
>>27209270There are already 4 of the things in place around the station.Orders have been issued, however.
>>27209235can we copy its weapon schematics and head for the radio station.
>>27209235can we study the UGEI protacals? it might give us insight into when we hack their systems. the rail gun systems. can we study them with out damaging them? (oh yes, fill up our fuel tank as well, and make sure the UGEI will have enough to get theirs)
>>27209324I suggest we go to the radio station next.
>>27209318>>27209116>>27209056we don't need to make any reactors here. this place is fine on it's own. that and we do not need to tip off we have taken this station!
>>27209235as much as i like to go to the radio platform. but we need to fix our ship... again. we can not affored to be spotted out before we need to.
>>27209324This station is defended, but Poseidon and Moira's Scrapheap aren't...Knowledge is power, brother.
>>27209374which is why i said put it up for vote, i'm not gonna post repeatedly to get things i want.
Rolled 23>>27209408moiras station is, just not overly so
>>27209408i thought the scrap yard had weapons?
>>27209436>>27209441More guns, friends!Having knowledge of the emplacement enables research in a lot of other areas aside from just mo' dakka.
>>27209270>>27209336The Mk1 railgun schematics are already yours, as they're quite basic.>>27209318Consensus vote required, then.>1 Return to Moira's Shipyards (Required to pick up anything you build)>2 Go to Pulsar Radio (repairs suggested, best taken care of at Moira's Shipyards)>3 Poseidon Station>4 ElsewhereIf you go to Moira's Scrapyard:>1 Prepare Reactor Level 2 for Refinery (Increased gas production, at the risk of being noticed.)>2 Repair your ship (35 minerals, 10 gas NOT FULL REPAIR, NOT ENOUGH MINERALS)>3 Discuss Research Progress with Moira>4 All Three!>>27209348Recent pick up of gas means there isn't much to take.Acquired: 10 gas
>>27209521((Actually, take away the all three option, and the Reactor option. You don't have the minerals for that.))
>>27209521>2 Go to Pulsar Radio (repairs suggested, best taken care of at Moira's Shipyards)>2 Repair your ship (35 minerals, 10 gas NOT FULL REPAIR, NOT ENOUGH MINERALS)>3 Discuss Research Progress with Moiradiscuss while repairs happen.
Rolled 71>>27209559why dont we just aquire minerals from the scrapyard?
>>27209521>1 Return to Moira's Shipyards (Required to pick up anything you build)then>2 Repair your ship (35 minerals, 10 gas NOT FULL REPAIR, NOT ENOUGH MINERALS)>3 Discuss Research Progress with Moiraif we don't make that reactor, will we have enough then? and show Moria the new ship specs we got.
>>27209521You decide to head back to Moira's outpost, with this gas platform under control and V.I. in check, you have reached a potential you thought impossible!With steady sources of income, finally, you think you may be reaching a point where you're ready to start reaching out to more populated sectors. Perhaps...even more. The possibilities are endless.As you warp back into the outpost, you bring your ship along side the outpost, watching the debris drift endlessly as your repairs begin, and V.I. 2 begins to collect pieces of hull from the field and recycling them.Moira contacts you via the comms."So how did the trip go sweetie?""Well. We have secured a reliable output of gas now." You assure her."That's great! I saw that big hole in the side of you honey, hope it doesn't hurt too bad. The drones should have you patched up in a jiffy!""How is your research going, Moira?""Oh, well a little slow, for one. Some of this stuff is harder to get down into principles...I mean, I am a robotics technician, not a ship designer. But I think I'll have something soon." She trails off in thought, as if hopeful in this fact.Regardless, you think the woman will prove herself useful soon...but you're not so certain of the other humans. While your zone of control has expanded, they always pester you for more of this 'money' they love so much.((And I think that will do it for tonight's thread. I thank you all for playing along, and encourage any feedback you offer.))
>>27209839so any time frame for next thread?I knew these fuckers are useless, so here is hoping more people will agree with me about firering them next thread.
Rolled 24>>27209896how about firing them and offering the top 20% to stay on. they are the engineer/shitlikethat usefull things. let them know that they will not stay on the station and that they will get paid more
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Archived>>27209896Twitter: @AIQuest1 in case you are interested in following. I usually run weekends, now that it's fall, but my time frame changes sometimes.As always, I'll be hanging around to answer questions, comments and concerns.
>>27209839money means little to us.but we should look into seeing about culling though the data on the crew members if they can be trained to do better jobs we need. to make them more like Moria is. or failing that, (and once we get the radio station and better contact with the galaxy at large) other humans with good skills to our side. still, a trojan horse tactic could work well when we take on the pirates. or at least we could infiltate as we are possing at the pirates we killed earlier. also,
>>27209896if we can dismantal and move the station to over the planet, it is a prime time to dump the less useful ones, and get better workers with out tipping our exsistace off to anyone. we do need to check out that planet in the next read.
>>27209923here is hoping Program0 will have that as a choice for next time thread.
Rolled 36>>27209995why would we do that? we can shuttel them off like we did the other 40%. then dismantel the station as the few remaining shall live on the ships
>>27209995from what was told to us the pirates have something we can use to move the station, but it seems people want the radio station for the reach we can get.
>>27209941so then, no fridays soon? sat are iffy (once a month i'll be real late or so) but sundays are clear for me. thersday is right out.
>>27209941oh yea, now we have better V.I. programing skills. we CAN upgrade our V.I.s better. that and share that with Moria.
Rolled 82>>27210048are you op? if no then it doesnt matter. if yes then please use trip and that sucks that u cant come for awhile
>>27210048>>27210133no, i am not op. i don't have a trip. i however love this quest so i want to get into it every time.
>>27210048Friday is a weekend in my twisted little world, anon.
>>27210302i see what you did there...well, keep it where it is. i like this set up. it's awesome!
Rolled 58>>27210210anybody can have a trip. seequests dont wait for people unfortunatly, you may just have to browse the archives.i have spent waaaay to many hours on suptg
>>27210302oh, if it's not too late. we could still hide that upgraded reactor on the gas platform. check and alter the "inspeaction and repair time tables" it's sure to have. falsify it so that it was checked and found the old reactor had a flaw in it and was due for a new one. this reactor was on hand for the job. the humans might not even react to it then.
>>27210726It may still notice, simply because of the gas output and the increased radiation given off by the refinery.But then again, the ones who notice may not even suspect bad tampering. They may simply thing "Brass came through with upgrades finally? Cool."
Rolled 65>>27210726i support this idea in its entirety
>>27209839Out of curiosity, what's going on with the battleship?We're researching/repairing it? Not melting it down for resources? Or are research and repair mutually exclusive?In any case, if we want to -learn- about the battleship tech, we should be there to help moira personally with a drone.Letting her do stuff while we galivant off gets stuff done, but we don't get to observe the process and get better ourselves.
Rolled 24>>27211681for now research, we shall deicde the rest later. we may end up patching parts of it together and create our own
>>27211681The research process is basically going to be taking it apart and using up all it's pieces to learn how it works.Letting you research and scrap would be a bit OP, I think.
>>27207100>It is odd to think this thing was once a mighty vessel, capable of blowing stations out of the sky with little effort.We pretty obviously need this thing to conquer the pirate station, so before you all go about blowing it up or damaging it irrevocably, consider it worth saving to stomp on pirates.If we want to be supreme assholes, once we conquer the pirates, impersonate the pirates and continue business as usual, using it as an excuse for The Guild to muscle in legally while we control the pirate threat.Also, the initial descriptions for the scrapyards said there were Fighters around.The pirates have 12; so we need to poke around those and see if we can't make a drone fighter to screen our cruiser from missile strokes.4 cruisers + 12 fighters + base defenses = a pretty dead ai cruiser.We need to get dat battleship, and some cobbled together whatever-fighters, and then run tactical practice against ourselves before taking them on.Relying on 'hack it all!! All the bandwidth!!' isn't going to carry us forever. Eventually someone's gonna get wise and turn the radio off, or start signal jamming.(and if anyone has jamming in their bag of tricks, if fucking pirates)
>>27211898Not necessarily, Consciousness anon. The battleship could probably own all of the Cruisers in orbit there, and destroy the Station easily to follow.Consider them one of the most powerful ships, beyond custom build Capital level ships.But you've taken a less destructive approach so far Perhaps a fleet of Cruisers and Escort ships would do the job? maybeBesides, the Battleship is damaged beyond being able to rebuild it.Nothing wrong with the rest of your plans, though.
Rolled 27>>27211974or we could continue like half the anons seem to want to and hack our way through everything. though i will say there is some merit to using the cruiser (as he probably went there often) to establish an uplink, then vent the station and quickly move to whatever ships are manned
>>27212037I feel I must warn you, as you go, there will be ships with exceptional firewalls. Hacking is useful, but if you use it too much, you're gonna get blown out of the sky.
Rolled 61>>27212091that was half sarcasm, i was argueing earlier that we need to build a military instead of just relying on hacking everything. especialy when people wanted ot move on the pirate station now
>>27212132Then you would be wise, anon.Military and hacking are your tools with which you'll cut an arc across the sky. Be sure to use them both wisely.
Rolled 97>>27212153someone archive