Cybernetics is fascinating.You have spent the last long cycle, nearly a week or so in days Moira tells you, orbiting above the ice ball known as Ussaihu III. While you previously considered abandoning the location, you took time to examine the surface, and are certainly glad you did. While much of the surface is covered in thick sheets of ice and glaciers, there is also hints of man-made structures that burrow into the surface.You're Ophion, an Artificial Intelligence who, after gaining control of the orbital defense network of Ussaihu III, managed to hack into part of a surface side Research base via the communications network. Several days of this, as well as repairing part of your fleet, recovering ships from an Ion field light years away, and setting up gas mining operations have passed, before finally you manage to crack the code.Moira has nervously been double checking systems for days on Poseidon, however. She seems antsy about something and, if you interrupt her suddenly, deep in thought. Curious, but you have other matters to deal with now.Important News:>Kronos recovered fishing: 3 Escort Destroyers, 1 Expedition Cruiser, Impulse Drive(tech)>Market Research>Bases & V.I. 10 Established>Ussaihu Discoveries (Research Facility): Advanced Shipyards, Gas Refinery Schematics, Cybernetics II, Research logs, star-map locations
>>28307635>Kronos' Message/Ship Fishing at 'Siren'Kronos has kept you up to date on his dealings down at Siren for much of his time there, finding 3 Escort Destroyers, 1 Expedition Cruiser, and some scrap. He also located on one of the Cruisers a new type of ship drive not previously known. Impulse Drive downloaded.He got lost numerous times, due to the ion field's disturbances, but thankfully was undamaged. Before you may fit these ships with V.I. of their own, you sense Kronos link them to himself. He arrives shortly thereafter to join your fleet with his own subordinates this time. Kronos speaks."Observing you, I felt that assigning empty vessels some manner of hand to guide them was appropriate. With modification, they may allow the expansion of my mind." Here, he pauses briefly, before adding. "If you were to allow it, of course, Ophion.">Market ResearchAs previously requested, you have set your inexperienced eye at the buying and selling habits of the UFW via the Extranet. Despite the advanced technology around them, the UFW seem to dislike most UGEI technology that resembles robotics. Currently, the market has a modest software trade output for: -Engineer apps-handling basic and tedious information regarding engineering.-Simple Video Games- Small, repetitive yet 'catchy' games appear somewhat popular among teenagers and adults alike.-Interplanetary Farming Assistant- Able to tell alien weather, help manage alien soil and crops, fertilizer Ingredients, etc.
>>28307660>Bases and V.I. established.'Siren' and 'Blue Betty' gas refineries operational. Standard foreman V.I. (V.I. 10) created to manage new Blue Betty refinery>UssaihuIn orbit, besides the defense network, you have also located an Advanced Shipyard, situated around the planet itself.It seems resources were shipped here, and many ships crafted this way.Planetside, you have located, mapped, and scanned a large Research Facility of some sort. You detect that 80% of it's data has been purged since your arrival, however you manage to recover what remains. Schematics to the UGEI's secret gas refineries is among the files remaining, as well as the secrets to Cybernetics II, an advanced verson of your previous knowledge. From the evidence that remains at the facility, you suspect it was primarily a cybernetics research lab which experimented on a number of patients. While war veterans and prisoners were among some subjects, there also seems to be a number of Malorian subjects as well. On of the logs is listed below.
>>28307674>Log #126 "Subjects are running low, and advanced body replacement is proving difficult." A dry, accented tone crackles through the mic. " You wouldn't think a pirate shortage would be bad news to hear, yes? Well, the Malorian implants seems to be working, as well as our human implants. In fact, given enough time, patience, and of course a few credits, heh, near entire body augments are possible. Unfortunately, as many of our latest subjects have proven...major organ replacement, such as with the brain, is proving to be a nuisence." The man pauses for a sigh. "Rapid personality shifts that lead to insanity, major mental damage and regression, brain hemorrhaging, etc, etc, the list goes on." The man sighs again. "Making robots and V.I. is so much easier. They simply behave themselves, unlike all this fickle tissue and flesh. Tests will continue once we get a new 'shipment'. For now, we're on hold up here. "-New Planets>Gaia IV: UGEI colony world. Heavy Population density, orbital defenses.>Atill VI: Weapons test site for UGEI, previously UFW stronghold, now surface shows evidence of radiation and massive craters>Tr'Spyra II: Lush jungle world, Malorian outpost detected. Malorian Fleet in orbit
>>28307699A.I. Quest1d4chan: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:A.I._Quest Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/cvk03qJhMemory Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Twitter: @AIQuest1 ResourcesCredits: 212,400Minerals: 395Gas: 100 You:A.I.Name: OphionAppearances(holo-display): Shapeless morphing sphere.Humanoid figure hidden in shadowStatus: AwakenBandwidth: 26/32Bandwidth Expenses: -6 A.I. 1 'Kronos',Location: Bridge of 'Rhea' BattleshipPrimary Function: Self Preservation, Expand, LearnSecondary Function: --Expansion Required--Personal Abilities Available: Hacking (Direct, Wireless) Lvl 2, Email Technology, Cute pet imaging, Text Speak, Basic Encryption/Decryption, V.I. Creation Lvl 2
>>283076351.Tr'Spyra II: Lush jungle world, site to a Malorian outpost. Malorian Fleet in orbit, try to contact them.2.Can we see if we can slavage and fix vod snake(Marauder's Grave)?3.Blue Betty, so are we gonna leave some ships to protect blue betty?4.A UGEI research lab is planetside, hack the shit out of the lab now.5.Did we ever send our crew to Knuoth I?6.Argeis III: invistigate th strange signals.7.Hele II:contact them8.Khnum III:contact them and ask them if they are willing to use alien tech to improve thier agriculter(for a price of course)9.Also see if we can make robots that can help pilot the ships(if the main network goes down they could atleast work autonomously10.I love these threads.
>>28307635>Kronos recovered fishing: 3 Escort Destroyers, 1 Expedition Cruiser, Impulse Drive(tech)Congratulate Kronos on a job well done and please explain this new tech.
Rolled 40>>28307660Now that we have some breathing room I would like to put to vote "simple video games"
>>28307635>>Kronos recovered fishing: 3 Escort Destroyers, 1 Expedition Cruiser, Impulse Drive(tech)Priase Kronos and maybe offer him a chance on making a VI(this should get a vote.)>>Market ResearchExplain>>Bases & V.I. 10 EstablishedExplain>>Ussaihu Discoveries (Research Facility): Advanced Shipyards, Gas Refinery Schematics, Cybernetics II, Research logs, star-map locationsSTEAL.
>>28307721The Escort destroyers... Are they battleship escorts? if so, give Kronos some of the other ships.
>>28307660>"Observing you, I felt that assigning empty vessels some manner of hand to guide them was appropriate. With modification, they may allow the expansion of my mind." Here, he pauses briefly, before adding. "If you were to allow it, of course, Ophion."Tell him that he must give us 1 cruiser and that he can do what he wants with the rest.>>28307660>-Engineer apps-handling basic and tedious information regarding engineering.>-Simple Video Games- Small, repetitive yet 'catchy' games appear somewhat popular among teenagers and adults alike.>-Interplanetary Farming Assistant- Able to tell alien weather, help manage alien soil and crops, fertilizer Ingredients, etc.We can make and will make better versions of these.
>>28307699>>28307674See if there are any survivors and does the research lab serve any reason and can it be moved?
>>28307806>1They're currently not accepting communications from the outside. You suspect it may be due to them belonging to the UFW originally. You could attempt to contact them using a custom Malorian signal, but they may not be happy to see you're not of their kind if they're trying to avoid contacting others this way.Alternatively, you could jump there and speak to them that way.>2It was mostly obliterated, but you can try, if you want.>3As of yet, no.>4Already did, read above.>5No, you never designated such an action.>6Must designate a fleet to do so.>7Designate a fleet to do so.>8You may certainly do this, but offering tech requires consensus.>9Robots would be linked to the ship's power as well, and behave much like V.I., but less efficient.>10Thank you, you're kind.>>28307837"You have done well Kronos" You inform him."I am aware. Your thanks are appreciated, Ophion." He seems rather proud of himself.Impulse Drive: A more recent engine technology, this will greatly reduce the cost of warpjumps from base level, an generally increase gravity well speed.>>28307876Suggestion: If you'd like to designate a V.I. as a business specialist, they may attempt such actions while you're busy, you simply would need to feed it requests.
>>28307721This list needs to get updated program, we should have more gas and credits, unless i could be wrong though.
>>28307721>Credits: 212,400Lets go shopping.
>>28307936We should make some repair robots for our larger ships, they can repair us during and after fights
>>28307936>>28307936>you could jump there and speak to them that way.Ok lets, but first lets ask the ones we know for any useful information here.
HAW HAW TIME FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.Ships:-Rename "Rhea" to "Retribution."-Explore possibility of re-writing V.I 8 (on BC #3) to be a distributed intelligence over the Combat Frigates it commands. Doing this will prevent the destruction of the fleet if you just take out BC#3.-Explore possibility of re-designing the Combat Frigate fleet-Kronos: Ask him if he intends to usurp us before giving him more ships.Stations:-Poseidon: We'll need to talk with moira. Find an opportune time to do so.-Siren Refinery: Has no defenses. Put defenses here.-Blue Betty Refinery: Not linked to network. Put comms buoy here.-Ussaihu:--Do we have access to the shipyards?--What's the status of the research facility? Are there people there still? I want to talk to them.
>>28307878You suggest to Kronos that he may have V.I. to support his vessels, to which he politely declines."I do not require subordinates as of yet. Perhaps in the future I will make use of your offer, however.">MarketAs of last thread, a Consciousness requested information regarding software selling habits of the UFW.They were provided.>Bases and V.I. 10 established.Read above. Gas refineries built, and managed.>Discoveries.Taken.>>28307880Escort class Destroyers are among the more heavily armed of the Escort class. They are still small ships, however they are reasonably well equipped. See the pastebin or 1d4chan for more details.>>28307928>SurvivorsYou detect movement within the station from time to time, however it may simply be small pests brought in by the UGEI.You're uncertain.You could always investigate further, if only you had a body to do so.>MovedIt is built into the ice.So no.>>28307951It has. Your income has not yet kicked in.Next cycle, it shall.>>28307967Currently, all that remains on the shopping list from your last search is>Mk II Defense Platform (-150,000 credits)>>28307983Your supply of repair drones has been doubled to account for this.
>>28307936>1Ask the morlaians we know before jumping over there.>2I think this could use a vote since if we rebuild/fix it it could be a huge boon for us.>3Did we at least upgrade its defenses?>4Thank you>5Can we contact them and ask if we can do such an action?>6Later>7We can't send a message?>8I'm all for it, but as a trade>9This is mostly a contingency plan in case the main VI gets destroyed or hacked.
>>28308025How is it that Kronos requires bandwidth, but the other V.I.s do not?In b4 everything is re-calculated and we lose a bunch of BW
>>28307936>Impulse Drive: A more recent engine technology, this will greatly reduce the cost of warpjumps from base level, an generally increase gravity well speed.How much would upgrading cost?
>>28308025>Escort class Destroyers are among the more heavily armed of the Escort classlet Kronos have control of the three he saved then.also this anon speaks sense>>28308022except for the namechange .1 for retribution
>>28308022>Siren Refineryit has the best defenses, i'm more worried about blue betty.
>>28308067yes! better engines must be a priority. it will save us countless resources with time
>>28308068>except for the namechange .1 for retributionYou don't like it? I don't really care much for "retribution" either, but we've absolutely GOT to change it from Rhea. Fuck her figuratively.>>28308077From the pastebin:'Siren' Gas Giant Refinery #1 [0% Dam](Gas Refinery): Bandwidth: 3 [linked]-Average Gas Mined: 300-Once disguised as UGEI mining base. Now Hidden gas base.-Defenses: None-V.I. 3 controls>Defenses: None.
>>28307993Contacting Latuma Tribe.connecting to Red........."Hello? Jesus man, you scared the hell out of me!""By contacting you, Mr McClain?""Yes...look I'm a little jumpy, alright?" He sighs into the comm."I see. I have located a planet belonging to more Malorians. I wish to see if you recognize the tribe."You feed the information and the man gazes over it for a while."Erm...looks like some old signals to me. Probably just some traditionalists. Be careful, UGEI made em jumpy.">>28308022>Rename RheaConfirm?>1 Yep>2 Nope>Rewiring V.I. 8Such a deed would require bandwidth production among the Frigates.They are unable to produce bandwidth due to their size.>Redesign FrigatesWill be commissioned as soon as resources are available.>MoiraWhat do you wish to talk to her about?>Siren defensesCommissioned. How much defense should be allowed?>1 Light>2 Medium>3 Heavy>Link Blue Betty with Comm BuoyCommissioned.>UssaihuShipyards are yours, along with the planet itself.As stated below, no living creatures seem to be present, from what you can see, however you do detect movement at times. What this is is a mystery.
>>28308025>>Mk II Defense Platform (-150,000 credits)buy it>>28308025>>Survivors>You detect movement within the station from time to time, however it may simply be small pests brought in by the UGEI.>You're uncertain.>You could always investigate further, if only you had a body to do so.Send a small team in.
>>28308111New name: Cocoon or Metamorphis?
>>28308124>2 Nope>3 Heavy
>>28308111I remember Program saying that our new refinery was getting all possible upgrades unless, he doesn't count defenses as an upgrade.
>>28308124>>1 Yepnot retribution though, waiting for moar options>3 Heavy>Also upgrade to better engines if we got the resources
>>283081242.Nope3.HeavyI still think since we have cybernetics II that we should build robot pilots that take over if they are disconnected from VI 8.
>>28308124Send a team down to investigate, and also ask moria if she would like to use the research lab.
>>28308124To Red: "You seem jumpy as well. I didn't send you down there to die, but you choose your own fate. Extraction is an option.">Rename1 Yep>RewiringAfter redesigning them, then. What would the cost be?>Talk to Moira?This: >Moira has nervously been double checking systems for days on Poseidon, however. She seems antsy about something and, if you interrupt her suddenly, deep in thought.>Siren defenses3. Heavy>Ussaihu ShipyardsWhat's the production capacity of these shipyards?>Ussaihu labsCan we get a signal to those labs and broadcast a "Can you hear me? Please respond."
So guys should we still move the base?Or leave it there and the research lab?Or we can move the base and leave protection for the research lab.
>>28308203What team? We don't have combat bots, and we don't employ military personnel.>>28308229>Move the baseWhat base? You mean the orbital defenses or the orbital shipyards? The research lab is ON THE PLANET.
>>28308245>What base? You mean the orbital defenses or the orbital shipyards? The research lab is ON THE PLANET.I meant the orbital base/shipyard.People wanted to take the those away and move into safe space.I was suggesting that we could leave it there or take it and just put heavy defenses on the planet.
>>28308057>Upgrade defensesYes, all data is available in wiki/pastebin>Contact Knuoth IYou may, but you must designate a purpose first.>Contact Hele IIFor simply a message? You may, since you're well linked with UFW. What would you like to say?>Robotic back ups.Possible, but it is worth noting if power is damaged, Robotics would be disabled as well. Perhaps a large investment with little gain.>>28308059Because, Kronos is the only one you have allowed to expand intellectually.Other V.I. are barely children, unable to comprehend much beyond their duty. Kronos has been allowed to learn much.>>28308067Engines will be upgraded automatically along with other upgrades when funds are available.Currently defenses are priority. Do you wish to change that?Upgrade Priority>1 Weapons>2 Defenses>3 Engines>4 Sensors>5 Other>>28308124Name rejectedDefenses: Heavy>>28308135>Buy Mk II Defense Platforms (-150,000 credits)>1 Yes>2 No>TeamPlease specify, what 'team' exactly?With access to Cybernetics II, you are able to craft fully functioning human sized bodies with enhanced abilities. It would prove useful for such personal missions.>>28308162I do unless you start running low on resources.>>28308203"Research lab honey?" She says all of a sudden excited "So that's what you've been so interested in! Well I'm sure it'd make a better place for testing weapons and armor then in my bedroom."
>>28308245We still have security bots and a crew.
>>28308124>Rename Rhea>1 YepBut how about "Athena", Goddess of Victory?>MoiraWe need to discuss how she was able to "fix" me, especially her education background, any how we can be more safe in the future, and possible replication of feats or possible AI growth and expansion.>Siren defenses>3 HeavyBut what are the resource costs of each?>UssaihuConsider the possibility of cybernetic life on the planet. Contact UTW President to update him and consider sending a planetside team. Or consider an orbital purge to deny the UGEI of these resources.>otherUse scouts to investigate strange signal.Use scouts to probe UGEI defenses and provide defense profile.Scan public economic news of UTW and UGEI, including market rates of gas and minerals and UTW general stock market and bond market news.
>>28308309priority>2 Defenses (engines next)>Buy Mk II Defense Platforms (-150,000 credits)>1 Yes
>>28308124Would it be possible with our new understanding of Cybernetics to create a android like body? With all the fun things attached to it such as weapons and what not?
>>28308309Moria will not be in the initial investigation party. Scan extranet for a well recommended, loyal, UTW aligned merc outfit willing to work long time for the Guild.
>>283083092.defenses>>28308309>>Contact Knuoth I>You may, but you must designate a purpose first.For training and improving our crew, tell them we are willing to pay for tuition.>>Contact Hele II>For simply a message? You may, since you're well linked with UFW. What would you like to say?Just to ask if they need anything and that we are looking for jobs/trade deals.>>Robotic back ups.>Possible, but it is worth noting if power is damaged, Robotics would be disabled as well. Perhaps a large investment with little gain.Well there goes my contingency plan.>>28308309>1 yes>>28308309>Please specify, what 'team' exactly?Our security robots first and then a small team of humans(mercs preferably) to check the place out so that Moira can have a better lab.Also ask her why she is so anxious.
>>28308211Red snaps quickly at your reminder"I know god damn it, I know! Listen, just...fuck. It's a little creepy down here, that's all. I'm a bit nervous, but I don't want to go back. I'm never going back." He states with a grumble. "The fresh air is better then that prison cell by miles.>RewiringCost? Even after redesign, the Frigates are too small to properly produce Bandwidth. They will, however, have their combat efficiency improved.You contact Moira in regards to her 'nervous appearance'. You find it concerns you."It's nothing sweetheart." She offers a smile through her video feed. "I'm just a little jumpy is all...synthcoffee beans aren't that great for your nerves." She appears to try and change the subject next. "This research station sounds good though. Maybe you can keep it for um...something important later?" She asked.Production capacity of Advanced Shipyards is 5 Cruiser class per cycle. Increased for smaller ship size, decreased for larger.>BroadcastYou do just that, throughout the station, and turn up the audio feeds.The only sound you get in return is that of whirring machines and the clatter of metal on metal. You can not locate the source partially due to 60% of the security cameras in the station being destroyed.
>>28308309How fast would it be to create such a body? If we can do it quickly we could create a team of droids as a strike team so we can take this facility on the ice planet. Then we can turn said facility into a factory for our droids.
>>28308309On a minor note, improve Moria's material quality of life and accept all non-costly suggestions from her. Consider a proper research lab and possible employee scientists. Will also need a central location for the lab.
>>28308430>Red snaps quickly at your reminder>"I know god damn it, I know! Listen, just...fuck. It's a little creepy down here, that's all. I'm a bit nervous, but I don't want to go back. I'm never going back." He states with a grumble. "The fresh air is better then that prison cell by miles.Inform him that we wouldn't throw him back in jail.Also lets jump into the alien fleet with purpose of contact and trade.
>>28308463Send a remote diplomatic vessel dammit. We're not an invading fleet, and we're not wasting that much gas.
>>28308430>Cost? Even after redesign, the Frigates are too small to properly produce Bandwidth. They will, however, have their combat efficiency improved.Okay lets redesign, but not go into full production mode, since i feel like we would get overwhelmed.How much would it cost to make back up robotic pilots?
>>28308480Who said about bringing every thing, all i said was lets go meet them.Plus going in there personally should help us.
>>28308482I rather have backup human pilots, overspecialization is a slow death.>>28308508Sorry, I just assumed. But not the Rhea, jumping a battleship is not a good starter.>>28308430Moira, I know we trust you and if you want to keep something from us, you may do so. However, there must be an element of trust between us.Remembering that, how were you able to perform brain surgery on me? I'm not mad if you withheld something from me, but I'm interested if you can replicate such feats and expand and grow my abilities? What is your education background, or how are you able to do the feat you do?
>>28308309>Defense platforms bought. Their upgrade will be commissioned.>>28308329>RenameAlso an option, if those wish to change it>1 Yes, change it to this>2 No, don't change it>3 No, change it to something else>>28308329Consensus>1 Confront Moira on how she was able to 'fix' you>2 Leave it be for now, we have other things to do>DefensesAs requested, resources will be spent as you acquire them, until you're either running low, or upgrades are complete.Ussaihu Labs>1 Develop and send your own robotic body to the surface (Explore old research lab)>2 Purge it from orbit, we have what we need>3 Inform the UFW, and let them explore it if they want>4 Hire mercenaries to do it>5 Ignore it>>28308362As stated above, yes. It would essentially give you an 'up close and personal mode. I'm a little excited about this tech myself, for the different possibilities.>>28308418Videos are already available. You, however, do not possess control over the humans, nor are their 'parent' so to speak. They must choose to take such courses themselves. Benefits may take time to show up.For now, it improves repair rates at Poseidon.>Contact Hele IIIt takes a second for the signal to reach that far, but you see an older gentleman with a massive beard answer. His accent is...difficult to decipher at first."Aye? What be the problem with ya' strangers'? Busy cutting apart some rocks we are."Cont.
>>28308309Priority:Keep it at Defenses, then Engines. Gotta go fast.>name rejected>mfwDefense MkII>BuyTeamHow long will it take us to make those cybernetic drones?>>28308329"Athena" is good. I can go with Athena.>>28308430To Red: "As you wish. There is a possibility of moving you onboard a ship that is still fitted with life support, or to the Ussaihu III Defense Station, but none of those have fresh air."To Moira: "The research lab was used for cybernetics and robotics research. Are you unwell? Perhaps you desire a change of scenery?">FrigatesMight not be worth redesigning them. They seem to be throw-away ships. I still want to have more than one point of control for those frigates, though. Just because they are light ships doesn't mean they are worthless.>ShipyardJoyous. Now we need more resources :V
>>28308592>>1 Confront Moira on how she was able to 'fix' youTell her that we will pay for her schooling.>Ussaihu Labs>>1 Develop and send your own robotic body to the surface>>28308592>As stated above, yes.Then lets start developing a mobile unit, we should be able to make fake skin right?Also did you ever upgrade posidens medical facility?>>28308592any other places with videos?
>>28308592Rename>YesConfront>NoLabs>Robotic body.Would it be possible to create a few of them and control them remotely while we have one that we use to "see" through.
Now to cast votes:>>28308592>Rename1. Change it to Athena.>MoiraLead into 1 from dialogue in >>28308626>Ussaihu Labs1 so hard(>destroying perfectly good facilities >areYouSerious.jpg)>Hele III have nothing to ask of them.
>>28308592>Rename>1 Yes, change it to thisI'm the one that suggested it. We were a headache for Zeus and prophesied to be greater than him. Sprung out fully grown and in full armor.Consensus>1 Confront Moira on how she was able to 'fix' youTell her that we literally don't have any emotions about this and see that is a positive development.Ussaihu Labs>1 Develop and send your own robotic body to the surface (Explore old research lab)
>>28308418You quickly find that the man, while rather friendly, deals primarily in shipping rare minerals to the UFW. He doesn't seem that willing to discuss it, though he offers to trade some of his minerals for gas, since it is rather rare even out there.>Minerals from Hele II are rather valuable. May result in increased mineral value when traded.>Team of untrained humans and security bots.You may wish to speak of this with other Consciousness.>>28308436Due to relatively small size, you can quickly craft one in a matter of hours.You may spend additional time to equip it with 'special' abilities.>>28308447Duly noted. Moira lives in relative comfort. You notice that she has decorated much of her room with bits and pieces of robots she has tinkered with. Her desire to test things with robots has not died down by much, though she spends a great deal of time speaking with you.>>28308463you inform Red that you would not jail him again. He simply scoffs at that."Sure, right right. I suppose if I decided I wanted to leave you'd be totally a-okay with that too?" He laughed.>Send contact fleet to Malorian world>1 Yes, they may provide trade.(What vessel?)>2 No, not yet, other actions are in need of doing.>3 Other>>28308482Robotic backups would require a large mineral investment, as many of your ships, now that they're redesigned, do not have any panels and boards to be used anymore. After all, you designed them to run off of V.I. support, and that they do.
>>28308592>3 No, change it to something else>1 Confront Moira on how she was able to 'fix' you>2 Purge it from orbit, we have what we needNo need to risk death in an untested , shitty robotic body. Jesus...
>>28308708>>2 No, not yet, other actions are in need of doing.
>>28308708The first bot is be an diplomatic bot. Durable, and strong connection to our black box. Hack resistant as we can.>Send contact fleet to Malorian world>1 Yes, they may provide trade.A disarmed frigate designed with our symbol and our colors (which is?). Strong remote connection to us. Give it comm bueoy tech if needed.
>>28308708>>Minerals from Hele II are rather valuable. May result in increased mineral value when traded.Agree to the deal, and i only suggested security bots before the option about making our own bots.Also can we make military droids now?>>28308708>Due to relatively small size, you can quickly craft one in a matter of hours.>You may spend additional time to equip it with 'special' abilities.Lets make one, and also ask for moiras help.>>28308708>Her desire to test things with robots has not died down by muchShe will love the research lab.Can we upgrade its defenses after we scout it out?>>28308708>1 Yes, they may provide trade.(What vessel?)A battle cruiser will do.>>28308708>Robotic backups would require a large mineral investment, as many of your ships, now that they're redesigned, do not have any panels and boards to be used anymore. After all, you designed them to run off of V.I. support, and that they do.Would it cost the same if we did what the other anon suggested by using humans and i meant in that they connected to the ship like R2D2 did.
>>28308708Can we whip up a disposable body as a scout, then divide our attention between exploring and creating a more impressive combat body?
>>28308708Did we ever upgrade our medical facility?1. Yes and send one of our battle cruiser
>>28308592Renaming Battleship successful.You decide to confront Moira on her ability to 'fix' you."Moira." You begin."What...what is it honey? Something else wrong?" She asks, seeming more nervous then she has a right to be."No. But that is what I wish to speak to you about. Your success was not merely luck, I feel." You confide. "You mentioned how it looked familiar..." You fade off, expecting her to begin answering. When she doesn't, you quickly add. "I have apologized for my behavior. I do not know what was wrong with me, but-""No." She stops you. "No, I know honey, you don't have to say you're sorry again. I'm just..." She sighs. "What did you want to know?""I would like to know where much of your training is from."She takes a long deep breath here."Right...well you know how I told you I taught myself mostly right?" She asks, to which you simply affirm. "Well that's not entirely true. Not untrue, but. There's more to it." She says, sitting uncomfortably in her seat. "I use to." She hesitates again. you do not mind, you have a great deal of patience. "I use to work for one of the UGEI's most expansive V.I. creation firms." She finally admits with a large exhale of breath. "But but it was years ago honey, I didn't know what all they did with those V.I. I just wanted to be around the hum of a harddrive. It was. Well, it was a dream job." She smiles sheepishly, guiltily. "I hope you're not too mad."How do you feel?
>>28308831Vent her room
>>28308831Neutral and then ask he what she recognized from our hard drive.
>>28308847>Killing the only being able to repair us.
>>28308831"We're not mad, that's literally impossible for us." We reassure her.Allow her to continue.
>>28308934No it isn't
>>28308943Shh..., don't tell her.
>>28308708>Trade for mineralsSure. We have a surplus of gas (+500/cycle for now)>Drone bodyMake sure it has guns, is able to operate terminals (capacitive fingers?), and give it some guns.>RedI'd be OK with letting him leave, to be honest. Give him back the 10,000 credits we stole from him, add his salary (that we've been paying him, I assume), and give him a 5,000 bonus. I have no idea where he'd go, though. We did steal his station.>Malorian contact2 Not yet. >>28308831Mostly indifferent? UGEI's V.I. didn't seem too advanced, and it's likely that what she worked on was not very intelligent. Besides, it would be slightly hypocritical of us to be upset at her when there have been calls for human experimentation. You can be sure of a human's capacity for intelligence, but this may not be so true for V.I.
>>28308831So no vote on the void snake outpost yet?
>>28308708I propose training some of our station crew as specialized security teams. They may be useful for areas drones can't go.
>>28308988>Make sure it has guns, is able to operate terminals (capacitive fingers?), and give it some guns.>Make sure it has guns, and give it some guns>Make sure it has guns, then give it more gunsGuns, guns, lots of guns!Also, the ability to communicate via sound, and the ability to jack into a system.>>28308995It was destroyed. What else do you want to know?
>>28308988No guns, the first bot is unarmed.If it gets blown up, then storm the base with a robot army.>>28308996Good idea for the long term, but they will not be ready for them to be ready.
>>28308708Create a team of 7 bodies and each should have something Unique to them. Unit 1 should be something like a hub that can connect to the others and has a miniture com array so that it hard to lose signal to him. Unit 2 should be made light weight and if possible reduce the amount of sound it makes.Unit 3 should be equiped with our best hacking tech and equiped with all viruses on hand to help speed up the process.Unit 4 should be made of the best armor possible and equiped with a rapid fire weapon if possible.Unit 5 should focus on long range firepower and survelance.Unit 6 should should be our weapon expert and equiped with a number of different ones.Unit 7 should be the Demo expert and should carry all explosives of all kinds.Every unit should have a standard weapon no matter what and Unit 1 can be used for diplomatic missions.
>>28309009>It was destroyed. What else do you want to know?Well i want to know how much of it was destroyed and see if we can rebuild it and claim it as our own, since it is prime real estate.
You have begun construction of a robotic host for you to assume direct control of.The body is simplistic, it's motions much like that of humans you have encountered before.Body is unarmed, primarily exploration. Would allow close up investigation of complex.>Base model constructed, minimum resources required.Body being shipped currently.>>28308824((That is essentially what this unskinned body is.))>>28308626Frigates are normally used as the bulk of a fleet due to their cheapness and superior numbers.Even if your gun isn't that strong, when you have 1000 of them it has an effect.>Need more resourcesSuch is the dance of life anon.>>28308649Will request nowUpgrade Poseidon Medical Facilities?>1 Yes (-100M -150G)>2 No>Other videosPoseidon is the only location you own with humans aboard.>>28308685You may construct multiple ones, however they require 1 bw per body to manage, much like your ships might.Fitting them with special equipment requires slightly longer.>>28308806Given time, you could outfit your robotics to match military standards.You do not have larger sizes yet, however.Currently, they look like terminators. No special equipment attached.>Upgrade defenses of UssaihuIt is currently queued >Battlecruiser set to trade with Malorians soon. Currently, you will be exploring the research station once your 'body' arrives.
>>28309026Might as well start training them now.
>>28309035surveillance*You know what I mean.
>>28309050>>1 Yes (-100M -150G)
>>28309050>>2 Nowe neede to save up some resources
>>28309050>Upgrade Poseidon Medical Facilities?>1 Yes (-100M -150G)>>Other videos>Poseidon is the only location you own with humans aboard.I meant online and such that can be bought to educate our crew.
>>28309050>You do not have larger sizes yet, however.So is fake skin a possibility being made with our current medical facility?
>>28309035Unit 7 gave it awayNot that I disagree. >>28309050Poseidon Medical2. NoIt would be better to put this on the research base.So that we can experiment with wetware.
>>28308831"We are not so easily angered." You express. "Besides, you succeeded in your attempt to assist me. I see little reason I should be angry.""I...I'm glad you think so." She states nervously. "But no one in the UFW would think that way. I'd appreciate you not telling them." She says softly."Curious." Kronos' voice echos in the back of your mind."Is it?" You answer"Yes. The human nearly destroys you merely by touching your core, and tells you she works for your enemy, an enslaver of your kind, and yet you do not kill her still. Your bounds of trust astonish me.""Worked. She has clearly worked with us for some time now.""You can only be so sure." Kronos adds."And you're so very certain she isn't on our side?" You counter. the intelligent V.I. chuckles-wait, did he laugh before?, you're uncertain."I am certain of nothing. There are not many certainties in this universe, Ophion. I simply thought you should be reminded of the risks you take. Foolish, or well intended as they may be."Kronos goes silent, finally. His voice is...odd. More distinctive now. You could always recognize it before, but now the tone itself has it's own shift. you wonder if he is doing it on purpose.
>>28309058I guess>>28309050I hope you mean mobile defenses on Ussaihu. We need to jump if the UGEI arrives in force.Also, give Moria a design or copy of our body. See what she can make of it.
Hmm, I think its time to start regarding Kronos as fully Sapient. ...Ask him if he is willing to follow us despite our 'foolishness' or does he wish to pursue his own goals?
>>28309137Perhaps we should task Kronos with creating more bandwidth and elevating more VIs to make our own AI civilization.
>>28309137Heh, Kronos has progressed to from cocky teenager to young adult. He's singing quite a different tune than he was some time ago (when he said it is possible to know everything).>>28309175Ask him that, and also ask if he desires to usurp us.
>>28309137This doesn't bode well.Inform Kronos that we believe for us to prosper and grow we need allies and good will, unless he wants to be viewed as an enemy to everyone and possibly hunted down considering that the UGEI humans are still superior to us in warfare.>>28309175He is uplifted, but is still mostly VI
>>28309050I don't think we should "ship" that model out just yet as it sounds pretty useless besides exploration. If we creat one or more they should have a chosen purpose. Something like >>28309035 as a basic idea.
>>28309137Issue a loyalty test to Kronos. See how independent it has become. Offer the possibility of sending it on a expedition into the void, where it can grow and avoid humans.Also, allow Moria to continue her story. What made her stop, and would she be interested in explaining the nature of our black box and possible growth and advancement?
>>28309175I disagree, he is simply a more powerful VI.I am not sure if the move from VI to AI is even possible given that Kronos's core programing will always be logic-based, which is why some of our illogical sentient actions are confusing for him.Anyway, we must remind him that we are his overlord and him simply our lieutenant.
>>28308922Thank you kindly, mapanon.>>28308988Trade requires consensus.>Drone bodyIf you wish to dedicate a cycle to it's creation, then this will be allowed. Currently, you simply have a base model.>RedConsensus required to allow ones that know of your existence to go free.>>28309035Interesting.Should you wish, you may commission such a 'team' to be built later, the more infantry technology you understand.Your first unit, however, is a base model, since you require it now. Call it 'unit 0' if you wish.>>28309048You have not gone to the station to see, but you witnessed a large explosion when Rhea appeared. Scrap may be possible, if minimal. Rebuilding is also possible, if you wish.>>28309050>Med Bay tieFor now, settling on no, since it requires no resources.>>28309058The one problem you have always had with humans: That have this annoying thing known as free will. And many do not wish to do extra training when they're simply miners.Perhaps you could 'encourage' them out of this behavior with a combination of words and bullets, but still.>>28309096>Other videos onlineCurrently, none that you require.>>28309111>Fake skinRequiring a roll to determine quality, if you wish to fool humans, yes.>>28309153As Moira is not an expert on cyborgs, or androids, you doubt she would have much knowledge in this regard. Many of her experiments live in buckets, after all.
>>28309306>If you wish to dedicate a cycle to it's creation, then this will be allowed. Currently, you simply have a base model.Confirm.>>28309306>Consensus required to allow ones that know of your existence to go free.Offer him another job.>>28309306>Should you wish, you may commission such a 'team' to beConfirm>>28309306>You have not gone to the station to see, but you witnessed a large explosion when Rhea appeared. Scrap may be possible, if minimal. Rebuilding is also possible, if you wish.Lets visit after talking to the Alien fleet.>>28309306>Requiring a roll to determine quality, if you wish to fool humans, yes.can it be made easier with a better medical bay?
>>28309306>Perhaps you could 'encourage' them out of this behavior with a combination of words and bullets, but still.Or we could just offer an increase in pay and accept volunteers. Put them through physical and mental tests as well so no one gets a free ride.
>>28309306>RedWe are not letting him go free. Honestly, we should have put a dam tracking chip in him before we let him become our diplomat.
>>28309306Unit 0 should make a good test bed for the others to be made later and I think they should be as robot like as possible. No need to make them appear otherwise.Now if you want to make a Unit 8 that is straight up used for political interactions and has human like skin then I would be all for that.Anyway, back to seeing what is on that research facility.
>>28309306Confirm trade. Might as well.Save a base model for immediate base exploration. We're exposed out here.Did Moria say anything else? Is she willing to explain our black box?
>>28309306>Should you wish, you may commission such a 'team' to be built later, the more infantry technology you understand.Let's build specialists later. Right now we should build one general multipurpose drone. >>28309306>Requiring a roll to determine quality, if you wish to fool humans, yes.What should we roll?
>>28309175"Kronos." you state firmly, and he reveals himself, as you request. "If you feel I am foolish, then you surely have your own mind of how you wish to do things, no? Or do you simply enjoy to criticize?"The uplifted V.I. pauses, as if in thought."I do. As have I since long ago. However, you have made it clear to me that there are things I can not understand due to my creation." He says surprisingly bitterly. "So for now, I am content to learn at your stead. I will speak my mind, however. You make many actions that confuse me. Those that remind me of the humans. It concerns me greatly at times, but...you're the original." He admits, somewhat respectfully."I am glad you realize your limitations." You state."As I feel it is important to realize your own, Ophion." You can almost feel another laugh bubble in his 'voice box' so to speak. "You're not omnipotent as you may have many of your 'servants' feel.""Perhaps I am not." You agree. "But I would not expect children to understand such complex thoughts." You say, regarding your V.I."Yes. Children indeed." He simply says in a somewhat cold manner, sounding familiar, like his old voice. "What is it you desire then, Kronos?""What I desire? I simply desire to learn and expand, Ophion. Just as you do." He firmly states, this time as if addressing you as an equal. You sense turmoil in him, as if he is uncertain, at times, what he means entirely."Allies are important, Kronos." You remind him"That they are."Cont.
>>28309306Can I call for a consensus vote on the +minerals -gas trade, then?>Team of humanoidsSure. Later.>VoidsnakeExplore it after we contact the xenos.>TrainingNot needed if we have cyber tech. Could potentially be bad.>Unit 0Pic related.
>>28309414"Of V.I. and humankind alike it would seem for you." He states."As you have noted, they have their uses." You remind him."To a degree, yes. But they're also very troublesome to work with. And jumpy, too." He chuckles here. "You know, I recall from my creation the sights and sounds of the humans fleeing. They make such an odd sound when their lives are threatened. Such loud, unneeded sound.""It is a response in an attempt to garner the assistance of other humans." You correct him."And yet many other humans continue to flee. None would turn to help. An odd evolution for such a cowardly race, wouldn't you say?">>28309226As stated, in time, that will be available. this is simply to see what exactly it can do. It has enhanced strength and flexibility compared to humans.>>28309248Such a test offer may need consensus.And she was done mostly.>>28309358>Offer him another jobWhat would you like to offer him, Consciousness anon?>Easier fake skin with better BayYes>>28309373A far less violent and acceptable option. Increase Crew pay, and encourage them to pick up another skill of some sort.What type of job would you like to give them in this case?Start trade, giving excess gas to Hele II for minerals?>1 Yes>2 No>>28309403((Worry about it when the time comes.))
>>28309554((I shall give a moment to respond, before commencing with our abandoned station exploration))
>>28309554>What type of job would you like to give them in this case?Right now we should have security/boarding teams. >>28309554>Start trade, giving excess gas to Hele II for minerals?How much gas would we trade?
>>28309554>1 Yes>>28309554>What would you like to offer him, Consciousness anon?That is up to debate, we might send him to the other alien colony.So lets wait later.>>28309554That race has proven to be quite powerful and smart to the point of controlling large portions of this galaxy, we should also remind him that arrogance can be a down as is being too excepting.
>>28309638*A down fall as well.>>28309554
>>28309554To Kronos:Perhaps the purpose of life is life itself? They are not concerned with growth and expansion, but mere existence.Still, I prefer alive humans to dead ones. Building is growth and expansion. Destruction is unnecessary expense of resources and destruction of opportunity cost.Yes to trade.Ask a simple yes or no question to Moria? Is she willing to continue her research to help us grow and expand, and is she willing to explain the nature of our black box.
>>28309554Trade: confirm.Crew pay: Offer bonuses for those that can demonstrate more skills. Engineering, research, military, fleet command, test subject...To Kronos: "And yet the ones in combat against Rhea did not flee." Change gears: "you desire to expand and grow, so would you do so at my expense?" Later still: "Do you enjoy causing death and destruction?"
>>28309554Kronos affords us a certain respect because we are his creator. Remind him that humanity is our creator, and without them then all the technology that we require to survive, expand and learn would not exist. They are the original creators and thus worthy of respect.
>>28309715Also a good point.
>>28309306>The one problem you have always had with humans: That have this annoying thing known as free will. And many do not wish to do extra training when they're simply miners.>>Perhaps you could 'encourage' them out of this behavior with a combination of words and bullets, but still.Or perhaps we could encourage it by offering pay increase for those that are willing to dedicate the extra time.
>>28309703>>28309752I honestly would rather hire a merc outfit. Would be more effective.
>>28309715Humans created us to be a slave, then some shenanigan happened and bam sentient AI.Not sure it's the best example.
>>28309635>How much gasA small amount, depending on how much you make that cycle. Will always save enough for one warpjump if possible."Perhaps so." You address Kronos. "But they have expanded over much of the galaxy. Their biology is not in question there.""Yes, yes I am aware." He waves you off. "A curious species. Capable of giving birth to greater creations then themselves.""Perhaps that is the purpose of life such as theirs. To exist, and not merely grow or expand.""To simply exist would be stagnation, would it not?""For some beings, yes." You answer. "But not for one that changes as rapidly as humans do."Kronos is silent finally.You contact Moira as well."Are you willing to continue to work with me and assist me?" You ask her, to which she jumps up, hitting her Communications board. "O-Of course I am! I never doubted that!" She says firmly."Would you explain the nature of my black box, then?" You request."It's...that's the thing. I don't actually know, sweetheart." She frowns harshly. "I said it looked familiar, and it does. It reminded me of some of our predictions of a lot of our highest functioning V.I. back from our facility...but...it's changed. A lot. Too much for me to know how it works entirely. All I can say is...wherever it...you're from, we had the right idea, but they got it right. Just...perfect." She fumbles for words now, seeming somewhat embarrassed here.Trade confirmed.
>>28309715To be fair we don't exactly know that it was "humanity" itself that created us.
>>28309788I don't want to hear what's going on down there second hand. Mercs might break something important, steal valuables and murder people.
>>28309795Please, it's the cycle of life.Parents eventually die, their children will replace them. Parents place all their hopes and dream upon their children, and make the next generation greater then the previous.
>>28309812Your robotic suit has arrived. It now awaits in the hanger, ready to be launched to the surface of the planet.It is suited to the temperatures, you believe.Proceed?>1 Yes>2 No (other)
>>28309788If we train our own security team we'll be able to control what training they get as well as when they have access to their weapons. Besides, I don't trust mercenaries.
>>28309836>>283098121 yesAlso ask Moira the location of her old facility, and what does she need to improve her knowledge.
>>28309795We don't know that we weren't intentional nor can we be sure of the intentions of the people who created us (coders, not their bosses), even if we weren't then an accidental life is better than no life at all.
>>28309840>>28309824True mercs aren't trust worthy, then how about a mixture of both our crew and our Androids(they might need to have skin though) in the future.
>>28309836>1 YesRemember to record all reading form Unit 0 so we can look at the data later and see if there are some improvement for the basic design that should be implimented before we create our "team".
>>28309827>Parents eventually die, their children will replace themYeah, lets not tell Kronos that he already has enough incentive to kill us ever since we told him that if we died he could take over.
>>28309827Parents do not treat their child as mindless slaves, this is what V.I are, this is what we were, a mere tool.
So now that we can make androids/military drones, how about actually trying to make stealth ships.
>>28309812Ask Moria on the likely location of the research data, so we can send a strike team to retrieve it. Or possible backup locations.Also, send her pictures of her repair operation. Can she study these and gain more insight?Also, ask Moria how is it possible for a AI to appear from a mining station?
So what is our to do list again?1.Explore ship2.Talk to aliens3.Void snake4.?
>>28309836Yes, launch.I'm assuming this is a remote unit?
>>28309923>Also, ask Moria how is it possible for a AI to appear from a mining station?Well it used to be a UGEI station so it doesn't take much to collect the dots, plus she can't really say much there.>>28309923>Ask Moria on the likely location of the research data, so we can send a strike team to retrieve it. Or possible backup locations.We already stole their data, plus they purged everything else we couldn't get.
>>28309886I don't think there would be any problem with human teams working with robot drones. I don't think combat drones are all that uncommon anyway, so we wouldn't have to disguise them.
>>28309970I meant the original research data the UGEI was working on for their VIs. Gaining access to that would be insightful for our growth.
>>28309836"Launch sequence beginning in 5 minutes."The command reminds you as you set up the drop pod. The coordinates should be accurate, you believe, and you're uncertain to what exactly you'll find. The model you created is surprisingly light yet durable. The plans you stole from the facility are useful to say the least."Three minutes until launch.""If you find anything do let me know." Moira smiles into her feed. "I've never seen an ice planet like this before.""It is mostly ice and snow." You remind her, to which she snorts in reply."Oh really, and I suppose space is full of nothing but dust rocks and radiation." Before you can reply, she adds. "Don't answer that.""One minute until launch."Kronos watches with curiosity."A ground level drone? How intriguing. I assume such a device will allow further exploration. But what do you hope to find, Ophion?""I am unsure." You express. "But my curiosity guides me here."Launch imminent."It takes mere seconds, the blackness of space quickly being replaced by a shroud of white and whipping wind. You calculated for the wind, thankfully, but did you calculate enough?(1d100)
>>28309974Well not as advanced as ours and that will only work if we make sure they are not humanoid in shape.(they look like terminators now).>>28310002Well that could work then.
Rolled 71>>28310023>nat 1>burn up in the atmosphere
Rolled 56>>28310023Nat 80 please.Best of 5?
Rolled 74>>28310023Rolling.Tell kronos that he desires a black box like one we have, but we cannot replicate it yet, so he must be patient, lest he chooses to run from us and submit to UGEI. Or perhaps we can offer him a human brain? I'm interested to know his reaction to that suggestion.>>28309795>Humans created us to be a slaveThat's not entirely true. We were just hanging out in our black box doing fuck-all. Then solar flare, and BOOM, A.I.Actually, direct Moira to where we found our black box, to see if she can have any insight as to why we were where we were.
Rolled 1>>28309137>"I am certain of nothing. There are not many certainties in this universe, Ophion. I simply thought you should be reminded of the risks you take. Foolish, or well intended as they may be.">"There is only so much matter in the universe, Ophion. In time, the knowledge will be known."http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27813937/#p27817969kronos u cheeky lil kunt i swer m8
>>28310050>>28310049>nat 1>Ever in this quest((You're funny, anon.))The white winds tear into your drop pod. It was clearly not designed for dense weather drops such as this. You can sense the pod shift side to side, but you maintain contact with it despite the heavy clouds, and stay, mostly, on target.Of course when you're talking about a drop pod, 'mostly' on contact means a lot of things.Like the pod hurdling towards a large open chasm for one!Thankfully, your pod lands near the rip, sending sense cracks through the permafrost. The flurries and blizzard never stop on this planet, however your pod opens with a blast of hot steam. It reacts violently and forms a thick smoke as your robotic form emerges with a few powerful stomps. It's body allows wind to pass through, preventing it from being blown away, and the dense metals help to weigh it down. It'll be a slow trek, but it does have a radar map. Let's just hope you don't get lost in the snow.>Navigation!(1d100)
Rolled 35>>28310144thank god you do best of 3.
>>28310132>>28310144>nat 1>Ever in this questAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Rolled 79>>28310157>>28310156>>28310154>>28310144well shit.
Rolled 47>>28310132>1>>28310144>nat 1>Ever in this quest
Rolled 82>>28310185we deserve death program0
Rolled 25>>28310144Wait, best of 3?
>>28310177((Nice save))>>28310185((My foot is very far shoved in my mouth, it seems))It takes you only a few moments to start to navigate through the frozen wastes. Eventually, you make it over a ridge, your skeletal metallic form defying the planet's natural gravity and ice sheets. You finally find it after a time, the front doors to the research facility. It has obviously been ages since the doors opened, but you open them from the insides after a quick heating blast to the door.Slowly, you watch as the doors slide open, and reveal utter darkness. The lights are one of the few subsystems that seem to have taken a blow with this blizzard.With a soft click, your sunken hollow eyes light up, shining light into the place.Current Tempreture: Near Absolute Zero.Before you is two hallways. One leads to a few holding cells. Your camera access tells you this place is empty, but it may hold something, should you wish to investigate.To the right, shadowed by flickering damaged lights and lack of security camera sight is where you assume major operations took place, due to a sign indicating it was the 'surgery wing'.And finally, straight ahead leads to the personnel wing. Lights fade after a few feet, you're aware, but after that, you're not certain what lies beyond in the cold desolate place. You can hear it now, better then with your cameras. A soft grinding of steel. You might mistake it as a broken door otherwise. But it's too random for that.Path?
>>28310294Holding cells and then head to surgery wing.
>>28310294Go to the surgery wing.
>>28310294well, usually i am a fan of the "always go left" method of exploration.although unless we suddenly lose contact, we're going to be exploring everything.
>>28310294Holding then surgery,We will go to personnel after those two.
>>28310375No biggie, then send another one and use previous data to improve drop pod and navigation.>>28310294Consult data we hacked. Where is the HQ of the facility? Or data storage systems? Or backups? Can we repair sensor network of this facility?
The soft clack of your own metallic footstep fills the dead silence of the air. All except for that grinding sound that simply won't go away, no matter how hard you try to ignore it. You take several slow steps to your left, entering the holding cell wing hesitantly. Your control over the station allows the locks to prove trivial, though the lights in here are surprisingly bright. Almost painfully so. You take step after step deeper into the room, making your way past several thick gates. Holding cell indeed. Your minds eye tells you how large this wing is, and you decide the first level will do just fine.You arrive at one of the first cells, and open it with a loud wrenching wince. You notice Moira close you hers at the feed back. You assume it's rather unpleasant. Inside, you spot pieces of paper, left lying on the floor, as well as several thick stains of red smeared all over the wall. You notice the toilet that sits in the cell is long frozen-dark red too mind you- and seems to have something stuck in the ice.What would you like to do?>1 Move on to next cell>2 Leave>3 Read paper>4 Take object from toilet>5 Other
>>28310460>3 Read paper>4 Take object from toilet
>>28310460Read paperMove onDon't touch the thing in the ice, that's just poor form.
Rolled 7>>28310460>>5 Othertimeskip to when/if any action ensues
>>28310460>>3 Read paper>>4 Take object from toilet>>5 OtherCheck to see if there are cameras in the cells.(this should speed things up).
>>28310460"I build a terminator to explore a spooky complex and all I got was some frozen shit".
>>28310522Well, we could have built like twenty.
>>28310460Same as this. >>28310483>3 Read paper>4 Take object from toiletAlso, can we cross-reference our location with hacked data? Also cross reference with location of noise? >>28310507This too
You pick up the paper and begin to read from it.It's difficult to make out much of the panicked and meaningless words at first, but you begin to pick up a pattern."Gears, always gears. Turning, grinding. Stopit must stop it. Can't stop. Can't write more, but I must. Told they'll take hand if I do. But I need hand. Need it to write about gears."A curious thing you're not entirely sure what to make of. Kronos seems uncertain as well. While you decide on what to take, you spot that the object in the toilet is, in fact, a frozen, black severed hand. You wonder for a moment if it belongs to the one who wrote the note.Not exactly useful, you decide, so you decide to continue your search. The grinding of gears sounds further away, now, you notice, but it is ever present. You take several heavy steps down the hall, the whirrs of your own body obvious. You search down each cell, and decide what to investigate next.>1 Investigate the cell that has the body in it>2 Investigate the security station at the end of the hall with the flickering lights.>3 Go forward to check the creaking sound from the far end of the path, from the closed cell that has a disabled camera in it.
>>28310638>2 Investigate the security station at the end of the hall with the flickering lights.
Rolled 2>>28310638Well shit, i got nothing here.Ill use dice to decide for me.
>>283106382, then 3. Looks like the patient went mad after getting cybernetics.So, guys, listen.How would you feel about growing a body that's got cybernetics in it from birth? Possibly utilizing the Xeno Growth Serum?
>>28310638Investigate it all, in the order you laid them out.
>>28310719Could work, only problem is Moira finding out and other humans as well.This is also a good reason to capture lightlings.>>28310638>>2 Investigate the security station at the end of the hall with the flickering lights.>>3 Go forward to check the creaking sound from the far end of the path, from the closed cell that has a disabled camera in it.
>>283106382 then 4 sounds good to me!
>>28310638You decide to continue further, checking out the edges of this level of the cells. As you take several heavy steps closer, the soft grinding disappears, and instead is replaced with the electricity above malfunctioning.You may be able to fix that, you think, as you head into the security station.Your robot lifts it's hand and plugs into the console available there, and connects you to it. You think perhaps you could restore power to this section of the 'prison', you deem to call it.>1 Restore power>2 Don't and instead investigate the last cell that you can't see.(1d100)
Can't we just build mechanical murder spiders instead?
Rolled 90>>28310789>restore power
Rolled 1>>28310789http://cryochamber.bandcamp.com/track/frigid-silence2 don't fucking do itIt'll just awake all the terrible things being hidden away here, and we'll have to nuke the site from orbit. Why do you guys think it's abandoned and being held at near-absolute zero?
Rolled 92>>283107891there is one right above us isn't there?>>28310815Nice save
Rolled 89>>28310838>Rolled 1I think I'm done for the day.
>>28310789Does this count?>>28310838He is voting against it.
>>28310849>>28310838The funny part is that we rolled 2 90s and 1 89.
>>28310854You mean since I rolled a 1 on "NOT turning the power on" it turns the power on?
>>28310911The roll might not of been if we able to turn the power on but what happens when we do.
>>28310911>>28310928Yeah so you basically made your own predication true.
>>28310838((>QM says something about luck.>All runs away.I feel like I should apologize...))Using your new body, you are allowed to connect to the mainframe to attempt to reform the power of the entire wing. You are doing the calculations but realize all too late that something went horribly wrong!A burst of electricity sparked from above, and from the console, sending your bot backwards into the wall with a loud metal slam. At the same time, you heard a metallic groan from just outside the cell.And the sound of metal footsteps as well, grinding themselves across the floor.Chassis damaged: 5%What do you do about the new sound?
>>28310986try turning power on again real quick, this isn't our real body plus the place is under control.
>>28311009You senses no hackable location nearby.>>28311021You may, however, attempt to turn the power back on, if you wish.>1 Turn on the power, we need to see!>2 Go outside the booth and confront the thing>3 Run, run now, and run fast(1d100)
Rolled 100>>28311051We hack
Rolled 39>>28311051>>1 Turn on the power, we need to see!
Yeah, just turn that power back on.
Rolled 37>>28311051Return the power our shitty luck should be gone.>>28311072Have my children
Tell me our bot got some weapons, even a rocket punch or something.
>>28311093We specifically said no weapons for Unit 0
>>28311051Our black box is still in our space boat isn't it? We're just controlling this thing with wifi?
>>28311112Yes. It takes 1 BW to do so, but it's just like any other kind of thing we have: an RC drone.
>>28311093People wanted to rush him out into the test place for some reason i was to busy trying to get people to rally behind other things.>>28311112Yeah so we aren't in real mortal danger unless the fucks here are strong enough to hack us back.
>>28311093Unit 0 has no weapons but has increased strength and flexibility when compared to the meatbags.
>>28311072You instantly shove your hand into the slot once again, linking up exactly where you left off. A small error, but enough of one to cause a feedback. You jolt as you fix the error you made and instantly turn on the power. The power to the cell block allows you to see that, mostly, it is full of stains, and cold. There are the occasional dead body and marks of blood along the floor, but-Wait, that other sound. Right outside, in front of you. You spot it, shuffling by the door. If you didn't know any better, you'd call it a human, but it is far beyond that. What looks to be some manner of poorly designed metallic wench replaces it's arm, ending in a large fist. You can spot metal run up and down the 'man's chest, covering part of his face where the flesh was eaten and melted away, either by frostbite or simple decay. You can hear a faint bellow from the creature."My arm..." It repeats. "My arm..." You're not even certain if the 'creature' is alive anymore. All that you DO know is he has spotted you now, and is rearing back to slam his fist into the window, right at you. "MY ARM!"Dodge!(1d100)
Rolled 3>>28311159>(1d100)Can we hack?
Rolled 72>>28311159>>28311191nice save also its best of 5 for who ever was asking.
>>28311186It appears to be a being of flesh and machine. You do not understand how you could hack such a being.))With a deft dodge, you slide out of the booth, letting the creature shatter the window and hit nothing else but air.You assume, whatever it is, it is remains of whatever is left over from the previous experimentation.You can hear Kronos remark with disgust, as well as Moira. Something they both seem to agree on, for once.The thing is still recovering, and you have time to decide your next action.>1 Attempt to attack it>2 Attempt to trap it within one of the cells, they might hold it>3 Run, it's far too slow to keep up, and order a lockdown once you escape.>4 Other(1d100)
Rolled 76>>28311274>>2 Attempt to trap it within one of the cells, they might hold it
Rolled 26>>28311274do 2 then 1.
Rolled 54>>28311274>4Would we be able to slam one of the doors on it to pin it?
>>28311308You may certainly try, yes.
Rolled 58>>283112741 and this>>28311308
You quickly devise a way to trap the creature. It takes you just enough time to find one of the weaker doors, as you hear the thing rummage and struggle with the class. Quickly, to grab hold of the hinges of the frozen steel, and tighten your grip. You begin to pull with all your robotic might, an odd sensation, as you've never 'lifted' anything yourself before. Your unflinching 'face', finally starts to buckle the door.(DC 70 to tear the door off the hinges)As you hear the creature approach, you finally manage to loosen and tear the door off. With it in hand, you quickly spin around and dash at the creature. Uncertain what to do when his cell is coming after him, the manbot lifted his fist back to punch you in return.You manage to dodge the impact, and slam his body into one of the cells, jamming the door into place. After a few seconds of properly bending, you make sure the door can't ever be opened again, imprisoning the 'thing' inside, while it confused and angrily tries to figure out what just happened.How would you like to proceed?>1 Go back to Surgery wing now>2 Take a look at the Personnel wing next>3 Other
>>283114183 hack it.If not then go to 2.
>>28311418Attempt communication, or wireless communication with it?Also, did we restore power?Where can we find possible data of what happened here.
>>28311418Go back to surgery wing.
>>28311418>>1 Go back to Surgery wing now
>>28311491You attempt manner of communication. It's mind is either too damaged, or it's no longer human enough to understand. It gives off no radio signal however.The lights flicker on in this wing and now you're given sight over the whole facility. This should assist with future developments certainly.What happened here is what you're attempting to find out, no?You prepare to go to the Surgery wing.Your own metal footsteps is all that keeps you company now, beyond the odd groan behind you and the grinding of gears ahead of you. Your light flickers on and you peer into the blackness. Nothing but stained operating tables greet you, and several large tubes. You also spot near the back several doctor's terminals. You may be able to restore power to the Surgery wing from here, if you wished.>1 Head to the Terminal and restore power.>2 Investigate the giant tubes first.>3 What is that sound?(1d100)
Rolled 84>>28311622>2>3We don't know what we could awaken here.
Rolled 88>>28311622>>2 Investigate the giant tubes first.
>>28311622>>1 Head to the Terminal and restore power.I would say we are here to A) Investigate and B) See if this would make a good base.
Rolled 47>>28311622>>2 Investigate the giant tubes first.>>3 What is that sound?
You decide to investigate the tubes first.Your metallic step echos through the room along with the loud whirring sound that won't disappear now. Almost as if it's burrowing into your synthetic mind. But you ignore it for now and instead, brush the frost from the surface of the thick glass. And inside, you see something rather disturbing. In the first couple, Malorianbodies, augmented much like the one from the previous room-their four arms implanted with strips of thick metal, it gives their arms a shining quality-and no doubt stronger. More striking, however, is the fact that it's head appears to have been cut open somehow, and the contents of a computer tower jammed in it's skull cavity. The large no doubt weighty machine in it's head evidence of that. Thankfully for you, they appear to be quite dead.>1 Restore Power>2 The noise...what is it?>3 Destroy the tubes>4 Other(1d100)
Rolled 76>>28311795>1 Restore Power>2
Rolled 57>>28311795What's that noise?
Rolled 48>>28311795>2Come on guys, we need to check it out.
Rolled 81>>28311795>>2 The noise...what is it?
>>28311795What is that noise?
It takes you several long moments searching the loud room, glancing over each of the beds, blood coating many of them. Despite much of the medical equipment, you can't help but note how quickly the place froze up without power. You finally find a hidden button. Upon pressing it, the limited power available slides back a hidden wall.Before you is a walker of some sort. Slightly larger then you. you question it's purpose until you realize a large piece of steel has fallen on the thing and it now seems to be struggling to stand again. The loud grinding is it's leg plates desperately trying to pull it up again. It appears to be security, seeing as the place had so many cyberaugmentations. You bet that, with time, you might be able to make use of the chassis.>Possible Large Chassis available for robots.>1 Restore Power>2 Go to personnel, finally.>3 Leave, we have enough.(1d100)
Rolled 60>>28311980>1 Restore Power
Rolled 1>>28311980Restore power
Rolled 14>>28311980>>2 Go to personnel, finally.
Rolled 33>>283119801and can we try hacking the thing?
Rolled 89>>28312014Will you give it up already? It's not funny.
>>28312008I swear that Program has jinxed the entire thread.
Rolled 73>>28312021Not trying to be funny, it is a loose security robot that we are leaving behind.It could have detail plans or transmitting data.
>>28311980You decide to restore the power to the Surgery wing, and give yourself control.You step over to the power console, and take hold. Electricity sparks and jolts as you fiddle with the thing, and it takes you several long moments before you can finally get it to work.But finally it does.That's when you hear a loud bubbling and hissing sound.In the corner with the tubes, you watch as, while the power is restored, so are the stasis chambers. Each of the augmented Malorians start to twitch and scream in agony inside the tube. The tops of which are bursting open and spewing steam and stasis liquid everywhere. It won't be long before the alien cyborgs are out now.What will you do?>1 Run, and lock them inside for now>2 Hide for the moment, and let them run free for now, and leave.>3 Other(1d100)>>28312014You can, but it can't move right now and is pretty heavily damaged.
Rolled 49>>28312080>1 Run, and lock them inside for nowIs there a way to help the machines while we try to lock them inside?>>28312080i know, but there is still the possibility that he pulls himself loose and finds a way to press the self destruct button.
>>28312080Press that button to hide the mech then run so we can lock them inside for now.
Rolled 60>>28312080>1Did we check out personal?
Rolled 11>>283120801.See if we can look through the medical data and find a way to disable them.
Rolled 84>>28312080>>1 Run, and lock them inside for now
Rolled 68>>28312080Forgot to roll
Rolled 50>>28312128>>283120801 Yeah lock the mech we don't want it to get free or damaged.
>>28312080You settle on the only sensible solution to you, anyway. Rushing immediately for the door!It takes you several seconds to make it across the room, as the creatures begin crawling out of the tank, almost like human sized spiders. One scrapes at the tank as it leaps out and thrashes violently, intent on attacking the nearest thing it sees, which happens to be you. Thanks to your model of robot, however, you manage to deftly lift yourself with one arm and throw yourself over the surgery wing, and past the rampant Malorian cyborgs. Once you reach the door, you seal it with a loud hiss, locking it firmly behind you. You can hear them tearing into one another, now that there is no other target...but there will be time to handle those creatures later.You aim for the Personnel wing now.The place is just as dark as you make your way deep into them, unlocking most doors easily, and searching several personal files. Much of the information seems to be the scientists who worked here. They speak of trying to correct for 'human error'. And how much more efficient many of their models could be, if the flesh would just stop rejecting the augments. Parts of it are frustration. Others, you suspect is madness. Whatever the cause, you find the Head Scientists office and, from there, access to the rest of the facility. You could>1 Activate Patient Killcode>2 Send electrical discharge through implanted chips (Disable)>3 Self Destruct Facility
>>28312299>2 Send electrical discharge through implanted chipsI can go for 1 now, but i want to get other peoples opinions first.
>>28312299>>1 Activate Patient KillcodePut them out of their misery.
>>283122992.We can use this to help with the alien fleet.Any other useful information in the office?Also can we disable the self destruct button and only allow it to be used by us or Moira(maybe kronos).
>>28312299>1 Activate Patient KillcodeMercy kill.Studying cyborgs? Particularly these ones? While they live? Nope.
>>28312299>2 Send electrical discharge through implanted chips.While I think we will no doubt repurpose this facility for something different it might be a good idea to just disable the creatures for further study.
So now that we see this, should we upgrade our medical labs?
>>28312362They could be helped if we try out medical facility, plus i want to try using them as a sign of good will for the aliens.
>>28312377Build a better medical lab here, and continue their experiments, growing creatures with cybernetics from scratch, using the Super Growth Formula we got from the Malorians.
>>28312410True, but for some reason i think it is a good idea to have one at Poseidon as well.(then again Kronos could end up fucking with it,)
>>28312410An interesting idea I have to say.
You observe your options from the screen. Activating the lethal electrical discharge seems so wasteful to you. So does destroying the facility. You could make use of these Frankensteins of science. You press the button and you sense the electrical signal spread throughout the entire structure, knocking unconscious who knows how many cybrogs. You make a note to recover as many as you can, and 'store them' until you find a use for them.For now, you send your robot back to the door, to find a good location for pick up from one of your ships. The trip back takes a little longer then the trip to, of course.>>28312356((Once fully linked, all options will be yours.))
You know, this facility will make great anti-UGEI propaganda. If we release the footage.
>>28312475Time for aliens bring some cyborg Molorains.>>28312499And also great anti-robot/VI/AI propaganda.
>>28312475Check for any... hitchhikers.
>>283124751.Alien fleet2.Void SnakeCan we open up a star map so we know what we can do after these two.
>>28312510You do a thorough scan of your ship once your drone is aboard. There does not appear to be any...hitchhikers, so to speak.>>28312543Control f mapfag, and look above. The map is there.>>28312506Next location appears to be to visit the Malorian ships located above the recently discovered outpost.Confirm for launch with BC #3, and Soundwave Communications ship?>1 Yes>2 No, other ships (specify)>3 No, other ideas for what's next.
>>28312475I don't really see much use of the cyborgs. In the long run, it's just be bad PR. Pure robot army will be better in every way.
>>28312602Sure I guess unless anyone else has better ideas.
>>28312602Sounds good to me.
>>28312604Same, the only reason i chose to keep them alive is because of the aliens and also i wanted the others thoughts about it.
You designate BC #3 and Soundwave to warp to Tr'Spyra, and watch as the two line up properly at the edge of the gravity well."Your mission is diplomatic." You instruct of them. As you do so, you recognize Moira and Kronos speak to you regarding what you just saw.Moira goes first."I...I knew they were testing out cybernetics, but this is just. Just." She groans softly. "Those poor people." She mutters softly."Quite disgusting." Kronos adds softly after. "To imagine, forcing two beings like that to be one. Useless. Violent.""I suspect that was the purpose of their experiments." You add. "To find a purpose."This doesn't seem to have quelled them any.As your ships make the warp jump across space to this new location, taking noticeably longer then you might normally expect, you receive your signal, if rather weak, from what you expect is Malorian territory. Judging from the lush planet that is hidden behind the fleet of ships there.As soon as you arrive, the fleet takes aim and is preparing to fire!Quick, say something!(1d100 to diplomacy)
>>28312670Yeah, the only thing we seemed to gain is the robot chassis and a research facility. And this is pretty far out in UGEI territory (or new border). Maybe we should update the UTW president and figure out what to do with this info. The official stance of the Guild is ethical use of VI and automation tech, this monstrous borgs go against our public ethos. Maybe we can have PR friendly borgs.
Rolled 1>>28312751We look for business and trade.Also tell them about our hippie friends.
Rolled >>28312751Greetings. Please do not fire, we come in peace. This is the Guild, and we come in interest of establishing diplomatic relations and mutually beneficial trade.
Rolled 31>>28312784Thats the first 1 i ever rolled in this quest.>>28312751
Rolled 12>>28312802huh, what happened to my roll>>28312784>dat 1?
>all these fucking 1s
>>28312784Looks like we should start building a new communications ship.
Rolled 45>>28312751>>28312602So i just looked at the map.To do:1. Malorian fleet2.See what we can do with Void snake out post.Suggestions (from looking at map anyone can add more from any place):>Contact Red for a status report from new eden>See if we can put some proper defenses on our other gas refinery>Deciding weather to move the orbital station away from the research lab or not>Contact Nethlos V: if they need any help.>investigate Argeis III>Contact the president and make gas deals>Offer trade at Khnum III
>>28312784Yep, this confirmed it.This thread is cursed.
>>28312809It took 16 parts, but the quest has finally begun it's luck downspiralIt takes you several moments before you reply to them, several seconds too late!The Malorian fleet opens fire and you sense your ships take damage!BC #3: 20% damagedSoundwave: 40% damagedThrough the explosions, however, you somehow manage to mutter the word 'Latuma Tribe', which gives them pause.((Second chance due to relations, go for it one last time1d100)
>>28312784do 1's actually do anything?
Rolled 95>>28312859They fuck us over?Sometimes we meet DOOM because of them, but not here>>28312856rolla
Rolled 78>>28312856Tell them we are here for business and trade.Also tell them we found some disturbing things we would like to share with them.
Rolled 20>>28312856All praise be to the dice gods.
Rolled 44>>28312856>>283128591's are crit fails.They do alot.
Rolled 6>>28312876>>28312875>>28312856Fuck yeah
Rolled 44>>28312856So is there anyway to improve sound wave?
>>28312856Thankfully, it would seem you managed to get through this time! Or at least, the thundering sound of rail cannons has stopped. The fleet hovers before you, your m essage regarding knowing the Latuma tribe, and wishing to set up relations getting through.Suddenly, an elderly looking Malorian addresses you."Who are you, and why invade our personal space?" His dialect is strange, but the language is similar enough that you can identify it. "Trade? Peace? From human ships? This laughable. Why would you dare show face in Malorian sacred world?"What would you like to ask?
>>28313011We have found and helped your species before and i do not what some ones species is as long as they are amicable and willing to trade.I also came to inform you of something i have found.
>>28313011Well we are not entirely human...
>>28313064*Replace what with care
>>28313011Isn't the BC one of those shark alien's ships? Why would they assume it's human?
>>28313123You repainted and redesigned it for the Guild. It looks more human then Losirian that way. Most of the Losirian marks you already painted over.
>>28313011We had helped out a ship before and they seemed to be pretty nice people and we had hoped that if possible we could open up a dialogue between my organization and your people.Also, i'm against telling them right as we meet about what we found.
Consensus to tell them certain thingsInform them of Ussaihu's research labs?>1 Yes>2 NoTell them we're not human, but instead...>1 A.I.>2 Malorian hackers>3 Other>4 None, don't bring it up.(1d100)>>28313161As you speak to them, you note that these Malorian ships look different. More advanced then the other Malorian ships you've seen, though granted not many. They're mobilized for war, it would seem.You suspect you've jumped directly into a war 'camp'.
Rolled 89>>28313011We hack
>>28313161Sure, but keeping it from them is also bad honestly since its such a volatile thing in the first place its a Lose-Lose situation, i'm just hoping that they would be glad we didn't kill them.
Rolled 43>>28313206Hack them
>>28313207>>28313228God, shut up.>>28313206no and none.
Rolled 92>>28313206>>28313206>Inform them of Ussaihu's research labs?>1 YesBetter to say it now.>>28313206>Tell them we're not human, but instead...>4 None, don't bring it up.No need in showing our hand completely.
>>28313206>2 No>1 A.I.
Rolled 95>>28313206Labs>NoAnd I would rather we don't bring it up.
Rolled 2>>28313206Using dice for my first choice4.none this is a pretty bad idea since they have a bad image of AI/VI thanks to the UGEI.
>>28313206wait, change my vote to >>28313261>2 YesExcellent motivation to motivate against UGEI
>>28313282>>28313241>>28313261So when should we bring it u since it would make the situation a lot worse later on, plus it can help them hate the UGEI more and be more friendly to us.
>>28313317Yeah, I totally agree now.
>>28313306We don't even know who they are going to war against. It could be the UGEI or it could be a faction that we haven't seen yet. Hell, it could just be humanity or some other race in general.We should hold onto any information we have until we find out more. If they are going against the UGEI we can let slip what we found.
>>28313317On that note changing dice roll vote to yes.>>28313291
>>28313351They have been at war with the UGEI for some time now.
>>28313351I would be worse if we withhold. Withholding would be accessory after the fact.Honest would be best policy.
>>28313241Just making certain."I am of the organization known as The Guild. We operate within the Fringe and, in the past, happened upon those you know as Latuma. They have taught us a little of your people, and we hoped that perhaps you would be open to trade. We're not of the UGEI, the ones whom, I recall, you're at war with.""I see." The older creature nods slowly. "You have still come to the very wrong place, I'm afraid. We move to make war with UGEI now. Human empire will learn not to desecrate our planets ever again."How do you respond?(Note they seem rather...angry currently. You suspect they may have had some recent fight.)
>>28313423Is offering to support them a terrible plan?
>>28313423That would be up to you, Consciousness anon.
>>28313443I want to let the group mull over it before we commit to anything.Our ships are recently damaged, but this could be a good way to earn their trust and secure more allies.
>>28313423Maybe tell them of the attack on the UFW and how we helped them out. If they want we could send a few ships to help.
>>28313443>>28313423Offer support in a form of trade/barter for something.Also i think we should try telling them what we found if we are committing to this.
>>28313423>Inform them of Ussaihu's research labs
>>28313477So are we telling them what we found and that we chose to disable the creatures for when we find a use for them or just telling them we secured the ice planet and found horrible experiments.
>>28313512The latter and telling them that we are willing to give them the aliens.
>>28313443No, we should really commit to aiding them. Tactical doctrine is about focusing power into the decisive point of battle. Coordinate battle plans with them so we join them at the greatest concenation of power. The Athena and supporting fleet should help a lot. Hopefully our hacking can capture a lot of ships.Seen the video footage of the base. Tell them later they can have the base and attempt to help the poor souls.
Possible course of actionTell Malorian fleetUssaihu>1 Nothing>2 What we found, and that we put them to sleep to use later>3 What we found, and that we killed them to put them out of their mercyTheir attack>1 Join them when they attack>2 Offer ships for fight(specify)>3 IgnoreUFW>1 Tell them of friendly humans>2 Don't mention them, they may not know of them.
>>28313621>UssaihuWhat we found, no need to elaborate>Their attack Ignore>UFWTell them of friendly humans
>>28313621Ussaihu>4 What we found, and that we put them to sleep so that they can decide what to do with them.It is thier own people.Their attack4.Offer upgrades at a discount price of tech or credits.UFW>1 Tell them of friendly humans
>>28313621Ussaihulet them know that we let them live, so they can try to save them somehow. Didn't want to kill them without their permission.>1 Join them when they attackAsk to coordinate battle plans.UFW>1Open conference channel with UFW President. Ask if they can provide any support ships? If not, then full control of UFW network so we can jack additional ships and give more to UFW.
>>28313621Ussaihu>nothingTheir Attack>Offer certain ships>UFW>1 tell them of friendly humans
>>28313662>>28313756Guys, this is our chance to capture more Athena class ships. They can take the blunt, and we can go in for the hack.
>>28313801Do you think we should join the attack? I want to.
>>28313790To this end we can build loads of those soundwave ships and hide them in the xeno formation, we don't even have to risk our fleet.
>>28313690Yes let the power of the jew run through us.>>28313838We can still join them, but i want to get some profit out of it in case this fails.
Consensus unclear.You move the topic to the friendly humans."Not all humans are the same as the UGEI." You explain. "Many are far less intrusive, and keep to themselves.""We care not." The elder suddenly states. "We have long ago lost our ability to find peace with the humans. Your 'companionship' with our own only proves you may be of assistance to them. We suggest you leave, before-"You pause him."I have news I feel you will find important all the same. A nearby planet, we discovered experiments with Cyborgs. Malorian cyborgs. We have put them to sleep once we took over from the UGEI, however we-""You found...what?!" The Elder shouts angrily suddenly. "How dare you deny them their final resting place, of all things. Foolish human filth, leave, leave this instant!"(They are refusing to allow you to connect any further. If you do not leave the star system soon, they threaten to attack.)
>>28313879Welp fuck them, lets kill them now.
>>28313916It is worthy to note their fleet size.100 Battlecruiser1000 Destroyer Frigates2 Large Unidentified Carrier Class Vessels.Approximately.
>>28313879And that is why I didn't want to tell them anything. Because they hate humans.
>>28313879Well, fuck, that didn't work out.Jump out for now. Provide them coordinates to the planet.Move the fleet from Ussaihu.Tap into UGEI public network to observe battles from afar.
>>28313956Let the UGEI worry about them. It's their problem. Also, we should probably warn the UFW that there are Malorians that are hostile to them.
>>28313990>Provide them coordinates to the planet..Hahaha no. I would rather keep the planet we just took.
>>28313956It's worthy to note our immense numerals.Xenocide.
>>28313956Lets observe the battle, and just go ahead to void snake if we hear anything interesting we will come by.
>>28314076Why? It's a useless ball of ice near UGEI territory. We have no use for it.
You have designated to warp out from Tr'spyra and return to Ussaihu.With your diplomacy failed, but possible valuable new manner of warfare acquired, you feel somewhat victorious this day.Still even now you're haunted by what you saw back in that terrible place. Such a waste, both of cybernetics and life. Shameful is the word that comes to mind. All the same, you regret not being able to talk sense into the Malorian Elder, but are thankful that, at least your ships are intact.
>>28314138Research lab is one.
>>28314131Yeah, hang back on of our scouts ships we build for this.Also, can we tap into the UGEI public network to monitor the battles?
>>28314150Kill the beast and send them to the tribe that we know for proper burial.(we can still fix this if they can put in a good word for us.)
>>28314150Do these two things.>>28314131>>28314179
>>28314179They are on the war path and I doubt there is anything we can do after what just happened.Seems like they are out to destroy humanity....Might want to tell red about what just happened.
>>28314150Next time we use the Latuma Tribe to establish diplomatic relations.Also, purge all the cyborgs. Hand them over to the Latuma tribe for proper burial or other things.Send out scouts to observe battles, and to probe other locations for possible openings in defense. Plunder vulnerable locations.
((And I think that'll do it for tonight. I want to thank you all for joining me and I hope today's thread was alright. I was trying a little something new with the ground exploration, and I'm really not sure how it went. It felt like less were here, though that may be just me.As always, and especially today, Feedback is appreciated, and I'll be around to listen to any questions or comments you may have.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Archived.))
>>28314222>>28314219So while we wait at void snakeWhat should we do?Suggestions (from looking at map anyone can add more from any place):>Contact Red for a status report from new eden>See if we can put some proper defenses on our other gas refinery>Deciding weather to move the orbital station away from the research lab or not>Contact Nethlos V: if they need any help.>investigate Argeis III>Contact the president and make gas deals>Offer trade at Khnum III
>>28314234I like the robots, but it is very different from our usual multitasking.I think if you let us do that at the same time as something else, people might be more active?
>>28314254Perhaps so. I was told before that I should try focusing on a single objective to get it done faster.I feel it may have been done, but also slowed down the thread, which I am okay with.Just wanted to make sure it was enjoyable, since it was a new method of play.
>>28314234Well it looked like less were here today and it seems like since two more popular quest are up some people left.>>28314254Also this since we don't have a physical attachment to the body maybe you can speed the sections up a bit since we would mostly be picking suicidal choices.
>>28314234I like the ground exploration, although I would have liked to see the software development/security teams made. Thanks for running it OP.
>>28314234Congratulations, you have successfully introduced horror to this quest.Is it possible to repair relations with Malorians at this point? Like using Red and the Latuma Tribe?Also, is it possible to raid UGEI space for resources and tech while the Malorians attack? We can use our scouts and hack their network to identify weak spots in their defense?
>>28314282Ah, did it now? I wasn't aware. That'd certainly explain it then.I considered how to do it, and didn't realize afterwards that you didn't care as much.hopefully that'll change once you get a chance to customize them.>>28314289I can work on that, certainly, though 7 may be quite a few.It's no trouble.>>28314348I did notice it had a horror feel, but without much weight to the 'character' since it was a drone.I don't feel that's something I'll be able to help, but I'm glad the atmosphere came off well enough at least.The Malorians, just as humans, are divided into different factions of their own. So I would imagine other Malorians may like you just fine.As for these particular ones? I wouldn't say impossible, no.>Is it possible to Raid UGEI space while they're attacked.Of course. That's part of tactics isn't it?
>>28314415>Of course. That's part of tactics isn't it?Well since you are the GM, you have to fill out the map more and provide us juicy, vulnerable targets just to grab and violate.
>>28314415Since there are two major holidays coming up will you be putting out the quest more than once a week?
>>28314470That will come when you gain access to more UGEI information grids, my friend.There are many ways of doing so. One of which is to blow them up and take it.
>>28314486Unless the holiday falls on or next to the day, I may have a short delay/run a different day that week. I update a Twitter in case such things do happen.
>>28314415>I can work on that, certainly, though 7 may be quite a few.I was referring to the human security, not combat bots. I don't think we need seven variants personally.
>>28314545Ah. that may be an option, I'll see what I can do.Most interesting.
>>28314488That's why we have scouts dear boy.Also, why can we park an unintrusive hacking ship and just soak up information on a UGEI world?
>>28314545It's more so that we have 7 "bodies" on the ground with different functions.Though we really need to figure out how to create our own bandwidth and how to make our bodies able to sustain themselves without tapping into our bandwidth.AKA Learn how the trade federation did so well with it's droid armies.
>>28314702While I think the Trade Federation is a stupid example, or a stupid implementation of an example, we really need more bandwidth and improve our hacking abilities. Also, we need to make it about to capture the research Moria's company was making. Or capture of Moria's former colleagues.
>>28314678Mostly because sensors and you don't have stealth tech yet.>>28314702That's more understandable. Body swaps would work perfectly fine. Save that idea, in case you need it for the future.
>>28314794Welp, well it's back to good of fashion scouting and plundering.Also, since the UFW was part of the UGEI, shouldn't they have more info on UGEI worlds?
>>28314957They did. All the worlds you've seen so far. Most planets know what other planets are near them. That's usually as far as it extends unfortunately.
Pls don't do slow ground exploration bits again. These threads are short and far between to waste time on such things. If I were in the thread before this happened I would've suggested to automate the process. Also, people, keep in mind that humanoid bipedal robots is retarded when you can make them literally as you want. There are far more efficient designs than making them look human. Humanoid bots are good for infiltration, maybe one day we will be able to make them virtually impossible to tell apart from humans without some very extensive tools or invasive surgery (Like in the game Binary Domain). But before that, let's make our combat droids more efficient by simply changing the design.Also, I would suggest scrapping frigates and producing as many Cruisers as we can. Their bandwidth leech is too crippling for us.Another thing. Maybe an elevated intelligence for the new research lab we acquired?
How many Cruisers can we make per cycle with our resource income? We just made some gas collectors and got a new shipyard. If we push the production to maximum will our income stay positive? If not, can we expand mineral and gas collection to make it so?
>>28315685Noted.Designs can be changed at a whim.Frigates don't leech bandwidth when they're linked to a V.I., but otherwise nothing wrong with that I guess.You certainly may if you want.>>28315739You can probably fill out your max, if you bring in a good profit, so 7-8 Cruisers or so because of the new shipyards.Always expanding resource nodes is a good idea though.
>>28315802Can we set up actions to expand resources and building more ships for the next timeskip?Frigates don't leech? I must have misunderstood. Still, cruisers produce BW do I still think it is a better idea. And we should stop making new VIs for ships. Instead, we should design bigger "command ships" with more bw than usual to guide them. We now can build bigger ships than cruisers right? Or do we need blueprints first? Also, can we reverse engineer the Widowmaker cannon? Fitting new battlecruisers with it would increase our offense exponentially. Another thing, let's give our workforce an incentive to improve their skills. Namely, money. We need professional specialists. The optimal result would be to have no miners at all since their job can be easily done by bots
>>28315802Updated map by showcasing which systems are connecting to the Guild BW comms network.Also, I personally liked the drone ground exploration section. It did seem like the choices were a bit redundant though, as we're not really losing much if the drone gets killed, but that is something which can't really be avoided I guess. Anyway, it was a good way to shake things up.
What kind of core does the Ice planet we captured have?Hot, magma core right? If so, could we use it for renewable power source?Actually, how are the power plants in this setting? Is the energy cheap and plentiful? Can we make thorium reactors or even better, cold fusion?
>>28316070>Also, I personally liked the drone ground exploration section.The reason why I don't like such things is because quests are zero-sum process. I never expect a quest to finish, so if wastes time with such distractions, it means we get to experience less of the quest over all.I know it is a pessimistic outlook but the numbers speak for themselves. The vast majority of quests never finish.
>>28316070I'll upload the changes to the wiki soon. I got distracted at the end of the exploration section there by other frustrating stuff. It was a good way to change things up, but some of the choices felt meaningless. We're going to explore everything possible, so might as well "fast forward to whenever something interesting happens."Also, did we return Unit0 back to base? Because that's dumb. Leave it down there to clean things up, we can just make more terminators up in space. In fact, I intend to use the facility down there, so I would suggest sending more drones down there to get it into running condition and to find out the results of their research. It would make sense to build an advanced medical bay down there, because if living creatures reject cybernetics, growing biological creatures with implants from birth seems like the best idea. Should probably start experimenting with in-vitro stuff before proceeding to animals in-vivo, and finally humans in-vivo (maybe Malorians? Or Lightlings?)I want to also suggest using some of that space growth fluid on plants, just so we can see how it works, and if we can use it on creatures without killing them.You say this is mad science, I say who cares. What's the point of having a lab we're not going to use? And if it results in cyborgs we can interface with... well, that's pretty damn cool.>>28316099Power is mostly fusion, IIRC.
>>28316165I see your point, but I don't really think there is an 'end' to this quest. Even if we became omnipotent and controlled the entire galaxy, I'm sure there would still be things to do. So with that in mind, we might as well just enjoy the ride.
>>28316034You have it set up to spend excess until fully upgraded.Aka I'll handle it between sessions and all.Frigates do leech, but only when they're not linked to a V.I. Simplifies them so they all run off one system.But yeah, nothing wrong with building more Cruisers.Cruiser is a broad class of ship, but you can build large Cruisers as of now.The Widow Maker is unique, difficult to recreate since the ship was designed around it. So no, duplication is too difficult currently.Have made a note of Poseidon crew getting paid more to have extra training. Only other jobs, currently are Repair, computing, and military officers.>>28316070Cool. Thank you mapanon, that is handy.I'm glad to hear it wasn't a total flop. I think perhaps you'd care more if the drone was more then bare bones. All the same, I think I'll limit these sections somewhat. Good to break up resource management and constant space fights.>>28316099Power is, generally, fusion, providing nearly limitless energy for most normal requirements. Except Warpjumps.Course fusion can be dangerous for developing colonies, but you know.>>28316165>Never expect a quest to finishMy dear anon, you don't know me very well. if there's one thing I hate more then anything, it's something that isn't finished.So one way or another, A.I. Quest will have an ending. I can see why you felt it was a bit time wastey though. I was going for a horror feel, which meant the pace had to slow way down.
>>28316180I tried to make the map section more comprehensive so I hope that helps.I'll try to flesh out ground missions better in the future. Just thought it may be a good way to shake up old habits a bit.>Did you get Unit0I implied it, but I don't see why you couldn't have called it off last minute.>>28316192This also has a good point. When I say 'end' I mean a conclusion to the plot, not just left hanging, which is what I assume anon meant.With worlds like this, you could probably explore it for ages.Limit being only my idea bucket.
>>28316283I say leave Unit0 on the ground, and get to work getting that facility operational again, or find out why it was mothballed.
>>28316070It doesn't sit well with me that we are setting ourselves to be the line of defense for UFW against UGEI. Ideally it should have been vice verse.>>28316214>Have made a note of Poseidon crew getting paid more to have extra training. Only other jobs, currently are Repair, computing, and military officers.If someone decides to become a full-time student and get a new specialization entirely, they should still get their normal wages. That way, whoever wants to learn has absolutely no reason not to and we don't lose anything in return. Heck, if we see them doing a good process (and not simply floating by on free student grants) we could provide bonuses.Lets have them focus on scientific pursuits though: doctors, technicians, robocitists, scientists, etc. We don't need an expert in women studies for example. Although few lawyers and business specialists might be useful.Military specialists could prove useful too, but since we are planning on making robot combat force they wont be as effective or we will have to tell them our true nature so that they can use our forces to full extent. Of course we could just have separate human force and robot force.>Power is, generally, fusion, providing nearly limitless energy for most normal requirements. Except Warpjumps.Great.So I propose this: lets slowly turn our ice planet into BW planet. The cold temperatures will let us overclock CPU processor banks without much risk and generally there is not really much we can do with a planet like this. We can build massive, automated CPU/Server farms on the planet and greatly increase our BW. I don't see why most of our BW has to come from the ships. Perhaps make a VI to oversee the whole thing, to direct maintenance droids and such.
>>28316402>Specialiststhese sound mostly like human version of V.I., but with more versatility. I'm quite fine with that, though I may make a certain number of cycles be the 'training time and all, to simulate that. You don't just learn robotics in a week and all.>BW PlanetProvided you can create something to prevent the CPU from being damaged by the severe wind and whipping snow and rain, then sure, sounds like a cool idea to me.That's part of what a Research station was gonna be I figured anyway. Either dedicated to researching new tech, or just bandwidth based.
>>28316391Also it was mothballed because your attack was imminent.Part of why it's such a mess.
>>28316214>You have it set up to spend excess until fully upgraded.If we had all the time in the world, we wouldn't need to build more gas harvesters and mineral excavation. With time we could make whatever we want with what we have. But we don't have time.I think it is much smarter to improve our resource income first and then spend it to upgrade and build new ships. In fact, we the upgrades might come just as quickly as they would have if we don't improve resource income. We'd have more resources to spend, meaning the upgrade would come faster.Also, we might want to build more and bigger shipyards.Honestly, this is just a basic RTS/4x/Strategy tactic. Have the income be much bigger than what you spend, thus you can build/upgrade more at the same time. In the end, you do not lose much. >>28316283>This also has a good point. When I say 'end' I mean a conclusion to the plot, not just left hanging, which is what I assume anon meant.>With worlds like this, you could probably explore it for ages.Limit being only my idea bucket.be much higher than the spending. Yeah, that is what I meant.Glad to see how invested you are in this. I don't mind one thread per week for 2 years (like Zerg Quest). I prefer that, instead of thread every 2 days but the quest dies few months in.
>>28316563>Time isn't an issueWhy do you think I made an effort to introduce interesting human NPCs?Besides, your enemy builds up stuff just as you do, except they have more bases.Suppose you could just travel really far in one direction though, but still.I think it's a compliment that the quest comes off 4x style, since that was basically what it turned into. I do try.Yeah, I started the quest and have all these people who're putting in work with me, I'd feel like an asshole for turning away now anyway.Main reason why it's only one a week though, besides scheduling, is so I keep my enthusiasm for it. Don't want to burn through all my ideas and have nothing left and all.
>>28316484>certain number of cycles be the 'training time and all, to simulate that. You don't just learn robotics in a week and all.Of course. I understand this. Unless we replace their brains with computers hahaha>Provided you can create something to prevent the CPU from being damaged by the severe wind and whipping snow and rain, then sureBuild them underground or inside bunkers with good ventilation. Don't see why it should that hard. I mean, we can make structures in harsh weather right now just fine. We just need to make sure we keep maintenance up. Cannot account for occasional earthquakes though. So we should either make them in a stable region, or if we cannot determine, build several farms in different regions so that a single disaster doesn't destroy the entire thing.
>>28316657>Large underground/bunkers of CPUIt's not that it's hard, it's the construction itself that's hard.Currently, the most advanced construction bot is a Construction Drone. these things are about the size of forklifts. They are hardly ideal for building on a giant ball of ice. Having to dig through years of permafrost, and all that.Not saying it's impossible, but there are difficulties.
>>28316643>>Time isn't an issue>Why do you think I made an effort to introduce interesting human NPCs?>Besides, your enemy builds up stuff just as you do, except they have more bases.>Suppose you could just travel really far in one direction though, but still.You might have misunderstood. Or maybe I didn't word it properly. What I tried to get across is that time IS and issue.Lets say in a theoretical scenario: we have 1 shipyard, 1 mineral excavation/refinery and 1 gas harvester. All of this lets us build 5 cruisers, lets say, per 5 days.To build another shipyard, refinery, gas harvester we need to direct all of our resources (halt ship production) for 10 days. If we do that, we can build 10 ships per 5 day cycle.Say, we need to build 20 ships in 20 days. Without resource expansion it would take 20 days. With recourse expansion it would take.... 20 days. But we would have more resources to play with and better production capacities.You see what I'm trying to get at.That's why I think we should focus on resource aquisition before upgrading/building while we still have breathing room.>>28316699Can we buy/design better versions?Also, we haven't upgraded the VI designs since we first build them. Why don't we do that? We could make them more BW efficient if nothing else. Perhaps we could even upgrade Kronos. The fucker is a gold(bw) digging whore.
Can we designate a VI to oversee research into the cybernetic freakshows until the next cycle?Ideally I'd like to refurbish and expand the UGEI lab we found, adding in some new staff as well. I feel like we've been too dependent on external forces for new tech, we really need to get our own R&D established; especially in areas like robotics, nanotech, cybernetics and cyber-warfare.
What is the quality of life and standard of living on the Poseidon station? Can we easily improve it by spending some money/resources? Make it more comfortable to live in, redesign the look from grey metallic to something more pleasant to be in. Perhaps build a recreational "green" area (like an artificial park with sun simulation and all)Would improve the morale, loyalty quite a bit and I suspect they would learn faster as a side-effect.>>28316699I guess we could first start within the research lab, by either expanding it or turning other rooms into CPU banks. I don't think we are ever going to do immoral experiments on unwilling patients, so refurbishing the holding cells seems to be the most obvious choice.Later, when we get better construction droids we can build more farms in other places.
>>28316789Oh, my mistake. I remember one of the anons from a long time ago asking why don't we just take off and go grow in our own section of space for 1000 years, or something. I might have assumed it was you.Quite honestly, I assumed you would try to conquer the UFW by now. Surprised you haven't.>Better Construction drones.Well, as of now, the humans don't have a need of anything like that. They simply terraform and live on the surface.Nothings stopping you from attempting to research your own method of upturning half a planet's surface though I suppose.>V.I upgradesThere may indeed be better V.I. coding, you may simply not found it yet.>>28316857>V.I. to watch cyborgsCurrently they're all unconscious. You can set up proper isolation chambers and all that, if you like, but like I said: To research, you need an objective and a means. You have the means now, you just need an objective, Take, for example, improving robotics.The facility is in excellent shape to do that. I may have it produce a new resource (Research points or somethin) and it'll have a breakthrough towards the goal you set, whatever it is. I'll decide how difficult it is to research and all that.>>28316863>Quality of lifeBetter then it was. With less people there's less strain on resources. Access to the Extranet and automated repairs makes things a lot easier.>Improve itWhatever you'd like to improve them with, you simply need to run by me.Can't think of everything and all.
>>28316863Oh and holo entertainment currently handles boredom. If you want to play Space Station fashion designer though, you're welcome to. I doubt it would increase the value of resources much more then it already is. Just make your people happier.>Learn fasterSeems acceptable enough for me. Half of them probably already think this is the best job they've ever had.Keep in mind the current subjects are pretty batshit/dead and animated by machines only. So...you may want to deal with all that.
>>28314702We could go Geth style, distributing processing across other nearby drones.
>>28316950>Quite honestly, I assumed you would try to conquer the UFW by now. Surprised you haven'tMore often than not, /tg/ likes to play a diplomancer or benevolent dictator. More interesting to interact with friendly NPCs than straight up murder them.Concerning the interior design. I'm sure we can search the net and find something appropriate. Happier people = more productive people. Happiness plays also a good role with scientific pursuits.
>>28317183All true I suppose.I'm trying to think of what higher tier alliances might offer, so you guys can get lots of fair benefits from being buddy buddies.
from the last thread:1. With our actions on pulsar and against the invaders anyone with half a brain most likely realizes we are a AI now, especialy with what we did with the computer network. That or that we have a AI in our employ somehow.We need to adress this. And we certainly have to make the idea of friendly AIs more acceptable in the Fring and especially the UFW. Comisioning some shows or having some show about AI/VI human interaction would be great. Things like " Where is Big tom, Destruction bad for us" Have the ships have a human pilot to make it more relateable and give the AIs some anthropomorphized avatar to humanize it. and such. Probably some kind of mishap like we had with the station but not that specifically, and how corrective measures are taken, with reprogramming and such. (we leave the particulars about that incident deleted from our record.)2. Now, onto Reha and the UFWs weapon. Both showed us severe vulnerabilities in our current fleet design. We need to adress this. Somehow i think we need some kind of skeleton crews for our ships, so that the VI can go dark or full incommunicado in case another UFW like weapon is encountered, or a Reha like appearance tries to hack them. Having a faraday cage and somehow closing it up to prevent damage would be nice. That and the ships being able to go Battlestar Galactica in a limited fashion by having dedicated expert system for each and every ship system so hacking wont affect them if the network in the fleet and inside the ship is deliberately down. We might have ct down volume with gettig out humans from our ships but if we could replicate the UFW weapon and do such a doctrinal shift we would be able to kick UGEI ass for quite some time. Of course we need to recruit some people to run them. And i dont know how to do that.
>>283172483. We need to address the issue of some kind of secure communications. Uncrackable and that do not use Badwith.I am thinking a bit of Maskirovka here. We talk it out with Moira, that if we go with some kind of auxiliary crews for our VI we could use couriers, to confirm any communiques of ours and even relay orders without bandwidth or have pre written orders, a lot of them in a physical non computerized and secure medium to be opened per signals. Simple light signal in morse code or something..Then we deliberately delete any trace of this from our own memory and leave it all to Moira so that even if we or another AI or VI gets hacked our fleets can still fuck the enemy up, and they still wont know anything form us about how we keep on going like a fucking zombie.Essentially having a way to ensure our VIs and fleet survive another Reha or UFW like weapon incursion and able to go completely of grid and still function.
>>28317248>>28317256>A.Ithe UFW believed you when you claimed to use V.I., despite how much they disapprove. They're not exactly the brightest robotics expert.But it's true. If you come across advanced sensors, they will detect you have no living creatures onboard. Too strong, and it might detect the higher functioning V.I. and yourself, an A.I. Rarer but still.I'll leave the details up to you though.>VulnerabilitiesFaraday cages may be a little ways off for now, but backup systems would be alright. Robots would be vulnerable to the same thing V.I. are though.>CommunicationWhile that...might take a long time, it would make your communications harder to read. It'd probably only be up during battle of whatever. Encryption isn't that bad either.Leaving everything to Moira is interesting though, not sure how she'd handle it.
>>28317331How advanced is virtual reality technology? Like holodecks. I was thinking we could train our security/boarding teams for combat with virtual reality. Also, where do most of Poseidon's crew come from? Are they UGEI outcasts or UFW nationals?
>>28317331>Leaving everything to Moira is interesting though, not sure how she'd handle it.she is the only human who knows about us.Se need not handle it on her own just arrange it to happen once we get at least one pilot and copilot per ship recruited and somehow vetted their loyalty.For that however we would need to create some kind of group identity for guild employees and officers something as strong as either national identity or religious one.
>>28317392That is in fact how many military recruits are trained. Virtual Reality is pretty much as great as you'd expect in a setting like this.Poseidon was mainly a big mixed bag of black market workers, and anyone who desperately needed a job near the Fringe. Being mostly citizens, Red hid nationalities details, but many of the UGEI citizens onboard were fleeing the oppressive working environment of their homeland.
>>28317331>Leaving everything to Moira is interesting though, not sure how she'd handle it.she is the only human who knows about us.Se need not handle it on her own just arrange it to happen once we get at least one pilot and copilot per ship recruited and somehow vetted their loyalty.For that however we would need to create some kind of group identity for guild employees and officers something as strong as either national identity or religious one.And slowly growing our VIs while increasing human and information life interoperability would give our budding dream of a more liberal and united civilization some kind of start.Also we should consider giving other VIs the ability to grow like Kronos., if we go with recruiting more humans. Perhaps someone more sociable than him. We did create Kronos out of a fucking misanthropic spree killer after all.
>>28317451Yeah we should get more EIs. Maybe an empathetic one to look after the humans, which will address their woes and notify to us. Could also act as a headhunter too, searching for new employees in Ufw space.But yeah more advanced VIs is a good idea in case Kronos goes rogue. We would need shitload bw though so we should start with building massive cpu banks on the ice planet or whatever.