The UGEI have been silent.They have been for the last few cycles now, you notice. You suspect their defeat at your hands has rendered them in shock, or perhaps they simply gather their fleets beyond their border. Whatever the cause, the empire Esq corporation will have to wait for now. Much of your scouting information from their nearest world is blocked, after all. But that does not matter, not when you have other issues that concern your magnificent robotic mind.You're Ophion, an Artificial Intelligence who has recently attempted diplomacy with an unfriendly faction of Malorians. Previously their race has proven friendly, if zealous in their beliefs, however your failure is not entirely your own fault. It seemed they mistook your ships for human, albeit strange humans, and along with their distaste for humans, letting slip that you conquered a cyborg research lab and captured the specimens (many of whom were Malorians) instead of putting them out of their misery seemed to upset them. Now you sit in orbit, deciding what to do next.Important News>Repairs complete>Linked Blue Betty (+3bw)>Defenses built & upgraded>Battleship 'Rhea' renamed to 'Athena'>Android Unit 1 complete>Trade with Hele II established (-% gas for 150~M)>Walker Robotic Chassis acquired>Cyborgs on Ussaihu moved to holding cells (Vote)>Poseidon Crew Specialists (Vote)
>>28438899>Linked Blue BettyWith the Comms Buoy in place, you can feel contact establish with V.I. 10, whom is still quite young. Thanks to your network however, many of your V.I. are allowed to communicate, even if they can't learn very well. All of your Foremen V.I. link up their shipments.>Walker Robotic ChassisAfter a few days worth of calculation and hacking, you've managed to steal the blueprints for how Walker class robot chassis are created. This should help in future robot/android development. ((See pastebin for details on creating Androids))>Trade with Hele IIThe rather thick accented fellow who offers you the bright golden minerals agrees to set up a trade. A bit of gas for some of his pricey minerals. His tendency to call you 'partner' is odd, considering you have not agreed to do anything beyond selling him resources.>Cyborgs on UssaihuAs they are deemed a hazard currently, the Cyborg 'patients' have been moved to holding Cells in Ussaihu's research facility. They yet live, if you call this strange manner of life 'living'. According to scans, attempted brain grafts with processors generally resulting in insanity and extremely violent behavior. The scientists were working on the problem, but never found a fix. However, the models gave you an outline for your first androids.What to do with the Cyborg remains has yet to be decided.>1 Keep the cyborgs, they may prove useful for research.>2 Destroy them, they're abominations that offend you>3 Other
>>28438927>Poseidon SpecialistsSeveral key staff from Poseidon appear to be volunteering for researching and educating themselves beyond manual labor. Please choose one now to make more available to them, and likely increase their pay day. (to 50,000 credits a cycle)>1 Roboticists: Increase to robot production, as well as research into special robotic technology (weapons, equipment, etc)>2 Technicians: Increases repair rates across Poseidon, as well as frees up additional bandwidth within Poseidon itself (+4 bw)>3 Computing: Increases Poseidon's defense against hacking, as well as ability to hack should they have reason. Allows crew independence of V.I. should an attack come digitally, however risks them discovering A.I. origins, or simply taking over Poseidon itself.>4 None: Keep no specialization. (Does not raise payday)A.I. Quest1d4chan: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:A.I._QuestPastebin: http://pastebin.com/cvk03qJhMemory Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Twitter: @AIQuest1ResourcesCredits: 128,200Minerals: 145Gas: 200You:A.I.Name: OphionAppearances(holo-display): Shapeless morphing sphere.Humanoid figure hidden in shadowStatus: AwakenBandwidth: 29/35Bandwidth Expenses: -6 A.I. 1 'Kronos',Location: Bridge of 'Athena' BattleshipPrimary Function: Self Preservation, Expand, LearnSecondary Function: --Expansion Required--
>>28438899>Kill the Malorians cyborgs and have new eden give them a proper bural>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
>>28438927>>284388991.Ask Kronos if he wishes to use a mobile Platform like we are using2.Did the robot team ever get made?3.Did we make another refinery?4.Also make sure all our refineries have the best defenses4a.Can we improve on the refinery AI to be better at thier guns?5.Ask our servant VI if they wish for any upgrades or modifications6.Begin data mining the internet for information about MOL.6a.If the action isn't possible we should make that VI search engine then that we put off for some time.(it would be like a libarian to us but for the extranet.)7.Look up online for places that can give Moira and our crew proper schooling8.Check up on Red and ask him for his situation and if he needs anything9.check up on x-ray for any recent news.
We should establish a permanent link to the Ussaihu III Defense Station.>Cyborgs on UssaihuI would like more information about the facility. It seems quite extensive, and like it probably required a fair bit of staff to operate. I'm not ready to suggest doing anything with the cyborgs just yet.>Poseidon SpecialistsAll three of those options are good. I can't decide. Other opinions?
>>284388991, I don’t think we should “skip ahead to when something interesting happens” anytime we don’t have anything productive to use the Bandwidth on in the meantime.2, For drones, I’d like if we could consider: Nano, fly-sized, mouse-sized, bird-sized and cat-sized robots that are little but an extremely maneuverable gun. As all of us who have played shooters can tell, the small enemies are the worst, and if they have just as much firepower (though far less range) as “regular” armed enemies they will be nigh-impossible to fight for nearly anything that doesn’t have enough armor to no-sell them entirely. (We could also pack them with some explosives for such enemies).
>>28438927>>3 OtherKill the alien cyborgs and offer it to new eden for burial and to clear up the situation.We will start experimenting on the human cyborgs though.
>>28438927sorry for being away last week, things happen.as for the Ussaihu event. just destroy them. move the defense stations and platfroms out of that system ASAP. it's too deep into UGEI space and we can't affored to streach our selves too thin for a run down dump on a world not worth it.>>28438954>2 Technicians: Increases repair rates across Poseidon, as well as frees up additional bandwidth within Poseidon itself (+4 bw)this seems better for now.also, i propose a new tactic. the UGEI and the main Maloriens are up to something big. >[1/?]
>>28438954>>1 Roboticists: Increase to robot production, as well as research into special robotic technology (weapons, equipment, etc)so will this gives us that new resource you were talking about?
>2 Destroy them, they're abominations that offend you>1 Roboticists: Increase to robot production, as well as research into special robotic technology (weapons, equipment, etc)As for offering the malorians the bodies for burial I have a feeling it won't go over well.
>>28438927>1 Keep the cyborgs, they may prove useful for research.While the research is an abomination there might be something to gain from it. Maybe finding a way to help those that are beyond medicanes reach.>1 RoboticistIf we are going to mainly have robots as our means of fighting we might as well have people trained to interact & research.Which reminds me we really should look into creating some sort of program for them to function on.
>>284388993,>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.Let us browse the extra-nets for the primary complaints and bugs that seem to be plaguing the current ones, whether that be high prices, low customizability, complicated User Interface, whatever, and then produce versions that are fundamentally similar to what’s already out there, but with these problems fixed.Let us also let our people on The Phoenix know that if they have an idea for an app, film or simple video game, we are offering to buy the idea in return for either a substantial flat bonus or a percentage of the profits (most likely 1%, but since the base number is likely to be hilariously high and it requires hilariously little from the worker if he already has an idea).Finally, let’s start producing movies, since we can apparently do that in relatively little time and it only costs us bandwidth (which is generally unused anytime we’re not in combat or trying some thing strenous, so it’s basically a revenue source going unused).4, We should find out about the burial practices of the Malorians, gather up their bodies and send them to the tribe and ask them to contact that fleet with our sincere apologies for our ignorance and our assurances that we had no intention of denying them their rightful rest.Maybe a small note that they will allow us and those of ours to make our own impression.
>>28439096>>28438954do androids that have VI still taker up bandwidth?
>>28439127ow that we messed up the diplomacy check with the Malorians. We have a looming mess on our laps here and soon. FORGET raiding the UGEI for now, they will be tied up with the probably heated up war with the Malorians for quite some time. But NOW we too have to worry about them as well showing up to attack us. That haunted cyber lab ice ball world is not worth keeping! Get the titan transport over there to pick up the battle station and all the defensive platforms it can get. It might have to make two trips. BUT GET THEM NOW! That planet now as a termination order on it from the Malorians thanks to us telling them it exists. They may not find it soon, but once they do, it'll be glassed. We need to up armor ALL of our ships, including the non combat ones. Upgrade their engines to the impulse type, and then upgrade the weapons. There main war will spill over to this sector sooner than later. We have to be ready.>[2/?]
>>28439032>>28439048>Defend Gas Refinery'Siren' Gas Giant Refinery #1-Defenses: 10 Mk II Singularity Driver Defense Platforms 'Blue Betty' Gas Giant Refinery #2-Defenses: 4 Mk II Singularity Driver defense platformsResources spent every cycle to upgrade.>Nethlos VCurrently finishing up repairs. They do not require further assistance at this time.>Contact President for gas dealsMore detail required.>Khnum IIIIt does not offer mineral or gas output. Unless you refer to food trade for some reason.>Other ContactsNoted.>Kronos on mobile platformHe is using the BC 'Ark'.>Robot teamAndroid Unit 1 was made. See above.>Another RefineryYes, read above>DefensesUpdated every cycle>Improve V.I.You always can by giving bw>Servant V.I.They do not have intelligence enough to ask as Kronos does.>Data mining for MOLWill do, unlikely to uncover much.>V.I. search engine.You may, though finding things isn't entirely hard.>SchoolingAlready in progress.>X-rayX-ray is on the air currently. He seems to be talking about health care with the UFW citizens, and some manner of election. Along with several colorful stories you're not entirely sure are true.
>>28438954>>28438927>1Keep the cyborgs, they may prove useful for research>1 Robots yo.
>>28439163The battle station should be placed right next to the Pulsar radio station to provide badly needed protections from both the UGEI AND the Malorians. We need to further explore and help build up the UFW and create those ground androids we will need. We also must check out the gas deposit planet that went dark recently. I fear it might not have been lightnings at work here, but a hit from the same UGEI fleet we fought at the Pulsar station. The next step After what we have found, under NO CHANCE should we attempt to do any sort of flesh brain cyber jack inter face. It seems that other than replacing limbs and some organs like eyes, leave that shit ALONE! Moira HAS to get to the academy with Rachel to get a brain trust going with maybe Kronos's help to break out new tech, or at least make an attempt to create a new black box. Also, for an R&D underground lab, The Knuoth system has many mined out planets with huge and empty mine shaft networks we can get on the cheap. That and it's in the same system as the Academy we can use, and it's in well defended UFW space so we don't have to worry about the UGEI or angry Malorians attacking it. There is also the cold/ice worlds in the UFW space Zelnor rift system or the Yavish system if we need natural cool world to keep the heat off the sever farms. Both are in friendly space and we will have to worry less and not have to put up as much defense systems to protect it. That and we can fresh build just what we want and not have to work around nasty UGEI systems and lay outs
>>28438954Purge cyborgs immediately, use Latuma Tribe representatives to send corpses back to Star 35690 and attempt to repair diplomatic solution.Specialize into Technicians.Send scout to Jake's Gambit, to report back orbital defenses.Also send scouts to likely UGEI worlds. Have them home in on planetary radio signals
>>28439169>>Contact President for gas dealsTell them that we captured and modified a few UGEI gas refineries and are willing to loan them to the president for credits/minerals
>>28438954Why would we restrict them like that?Can't we ask them what they want to do and see what they have a knack for and then allow them to educate themselves into that?
>>28439032>See if we can put some proper defenses on our other gas refinery>>28439048>3.Did we make another refinery?>4.Also make sure all our refineries have the best defensesAll of this is on the pastebin:We have two gas refineries: one at Siren and one at Blue Betty.The Siren one has 10 Mk II Singularity Driver Defense Platforms, the Blue Betty one has 4 Mk II Singularity Driver defense platforms.>4a.Can we improve on the refinery AI to be better at thier guns?Actually, I'd like to extend that to "add our firewalls to all ships." There's no reason not to.
>>28438927>1 Keep the cyborgs, they may prove useful for research.>1 Roboticists: Increase to robot production, as well as research into special robotic technology (weapons, equipment, etc)The research can help save many if we can clean out the flaws.
>>28439169>>Khnum III>It does not offer mineral or gas output. Unless you refer to food trade for some reason.>Khnum III: Agriculture capital of UFW, large farm world, provides most of the food for sector. Heavily DefendedWe offer them the alien growth tech for either tech or credits as trade.
>>28439186What we need to do is to build up the defense line with both us AND the UFW. The Malorians and the UGEI will kick the stuffing out of each other, to the point they become really weak. As they are doing so, we build up our fleet strength and strike at a good time ageist BOTH of their sides. Make a point to find gas giant worlds and put a gas refinery rig on them. Even inside the UFW territory worlds. We also can move the 20 some defense platforms and stack up to 8 at each gas rig we have. Spread the rest between Moira scrap yard factory and the Poseidon station. As for tying up loose ends. We need to give Moira security clearance to all station or ship locations she is at that is under our control. That and official title. I suggest that she will be named the head of the R&D branch. Give her a credit allowance to buy some new cloths and tools as needed. Rachel as well. Look into hiring some extra talent if she can. They don't have to be named or anything. I might do that myself later. Also, at the start of this quest, we scapegoated Red rather harshly. I think we need to undo that damage. We can produce falsified evidence to counter the stuff we made in the first place. All together we can say that after going though the data files we captured after the battle of Pulsar station and the raid on the Ussaihu colony pointed out that Red was merely a pawn in the UGEI psyops in their preattacks on the UFW. Or UGEI deep op agents did all the dirty work and made Red out to be the fall guy. Make this on X-ray's live show and say on behalf of “The Guild” that we apologize for accusing Red for the mess that was on the Poseidon station was NOT his doing. Any UFW citizens that were involved and now not employed by the Guild, please find it inside them selves to forgive Red just the same. >[4/4]
>>28439169Move to void snake outpostand see if it can be fixed or salvaged.
Wait, can we only destroy the Malorians cyborgs, but keep the others for research?
>>28439056>CyborgsVery well.It's an expansive facility, but can be operated with a skeleton crew. With your approval, the specialists of Poseidon can be moved there to continue the robotics research. This would give them a good location to experiment.Other options are currently unavailable.>>28439096>1Duely noted>2Nano bots is advanced technology. You currently do not have access to it. Once you do, however, it is entirely possible.Pet sized robots may be possible however, for whatever purpose.>>28439127Understandable>>28439129With this option, the ability to research various types of technology for Androids will be allowed. Should you keep and expand the facility, further research will be available.So yes.
>>28439169Program0, we need to find out why the Argeis system went dark. can we construct a comm bouy to load up in our fleet and take it with us over there?
>>28439212yeah my bad, i don't know if we put it up to que to keep making refineries or not.
>>28438927>3 OtherKill them, but make sure they don't rot.Then analyze how the machines interface with the flesh, as I don't believe we have such technology yet, even non-functional types.We especially want to know of ways to use biological brains for processing power.(And no, it does not have to be unethical, we might be able to grow our own, custom-designed or even genetically engineered brains that have no consciousness beyond what they process)
can we ask the UFW prez if he knows anything more about the Malorians that are fighting the UGEI?
>>28439277Look, just send a scout there and have it report back. No need to risk ourselves or the waste the gas.
Program0, can you please explain a little bit more about the Flora Growth Enhancer? Is it exactly the same thing the Malorians used on Eshareth IV?Does it only work on plants? Does it work on animals? Does it work on tissue samples?
>>28439143>Set up Entertainment industryAcceptable. Such actions may all be taken over manually if you desire to construct a V.I. for such a purpose, unless you'd prefer a flat bonus.Decide this now if you please.>>28439146No, not unless the V.I. are given bw to run more effectively.>>28439163It is worth noting, while the Malorians are upset with your ignorance, they have more important wars to fight. Especially with such a large defense force in orbit, they are unlikely to waste a great deal of effort to destroy you. Not when they have the UGEI to deal with.That isn't to say they WON'T attack you, but all the same.
>>28439258Can we get a status report on the upgrade list.We are focusing on defenses, but it seems like everything will soon have the best defenses.
>>28438954>>28438954Clearly Unit 1's primary duty is to act as a communication platform for when we create the other units. Now to look over the list for other units and give them different Chassis
>>28439329>No, not unless the V.I. are given bw to run more effectively.Noted so i say whenever we make more robots we give them a small force of droids for them to control with their new VI.
>>28439258i reject the idea of permently keeping the captured UGEI iceball world. it is rather deep inside UGEI space, and it offers little to what we can't make ourselves inside safer UFW space. besides, it is an old and run down base AND the Malorians now know it exists, they will hunt for it and blast it from orbit till it's gone. not worth our time. remove the defense systems with out Titan mover and be done with the place.
>>28439329Regardless, Ussaihu is a fucking liability and we really need to purge it and fix relations with the Malorians. Use my suggestions here >>28439202
>>28439202>ScoutsAll current sensor data from Jake's Gambit have been blocked. It is likely the UGEI have fortified the location.>>28439205>Tell President about gas refineriesConsensus on sharing tech is required.>>28439208It is more a matter of 'supporting' them in this way. If left to their own devices, not enough humans would be dedicated to a topic to assist you further (last option)This way, you gain a benefit with subtle encouragement. Such as advertising, or providing more information on a subject.
>>28439353what it is not deep in UGEI space it is on the edge and we are keeping it for it is too useful to give up for now
>>28439329>Marauder's Grave: Previously small Voidsnake pirate operation. The Guild took it, gave it to the UFW, and the UGEI destroyed itWeren't we planning to see if we can fix this place up or salvage it.Antralgin Shipyards: Source of much of UFW's shipbuilding efforts. Orbiting planet by the same name with colony planetside.See if we can make trade deals of tech/credits or facility use.
>>28439329i stated before, when we failed in talking with the Malorians, the were enraged by what we failed to do. i am ensured they they stepping up their war with the UGEI and that has pulled much of their forces away from us. FOR NOW, they will return and they will want blood. we need to upgrade and link up all the UFW worlds as fast as we can. also, have we upgraded our ships engiens yet? the Titan mover alone eats up way too much fuel. that has to be fixed right now.
>>28439202>>28439372>>28439329Agreed do this.
>>28439405>Consensus on sharing tech is required.net sharing tech, program but offering a deal for use of one of our gas refineries.
>>28439329I suggest training security/boarding teams as well, since at 1 bw a robot it would be hard to field large forces of combat droids.
>>28439329Constructing a VI to do market research, organize suggestion ideas from the crew and software/entertainment production would probably be far more efficient than doing it ourselves.And then we'll just put that VI on "low priority" for bandwidth so that he gets all the un-used bandwidth at all times but doesn't interfere when we need it for, say, combat.
>>28439405>Argeis III: Subsurface gas pockets detected. Conflict between UFW and strange signals detected. Colony gone dark since space station stoppe responding. Hot desert world, mostly rocky.Send a scout to this location.
>>28439445he said we can replace them with VI.
>>28439405>All current sensor data from Jake's Gambit have been blocked. It is likely the UGEI have fortified the location.Obvious strong point. Send out scouts to follow radio signals and search out other UGEI worlds.And I really want to fix the Malorians situation.
>>28439426Heck no. Strong disagree. You're also samefagging, so stop it.I'm not personally opposed to UGEI. We don't have to be enemies. If Rhea knows who we are, that may give UGEI pause in attacking us. In fact, they did NOT destroy the research outpost (but there IS a self-destruct option), so maybe Rhea just gifted it to us to see what we'd do with it.Well, I intend to use it. I need to know how the Flora Growth Enhancer works.I still want to follow up on the idea of growing new organisms with cybernetics implanted instead of invasively implanting cybernetics in existing creatures.
>>28439405i say just TELL him we have new gas refinerys, we'll sell them our prebuild gas refinerys for rent. we operate them and control them. they pay us a fee and a cheaper than normal fuel cost, they get all the fuel from that station. IF they have a unused gas giant in their space.>>28439408have you not looked at the map? yes it is deep. and the world has no worth while mineing to be had. anyway. i request as we pull out from there and move the main defence station to protect the Pulsar station. we can distribue the other defense platforms else were as we need them.
>>28439512we do not know how big the ugei is other then that it is way bigger then the UFW and it is not very deep look at the map again
>>28439502not same fagging,i agree with him about killing the alien cyborgs, but i didn't see the part about destroying the research lab.
>>28439512>have you not looked at the map?You do realize that with warp travel all those places are equally distant, right?
We should set the Unit team up with V.I. except Unit 1 which will be ours to control. For large scale we should look into creating a basic program that we can fit to mass production bots so that recieve orders and carry them out.
>>28439568We don't really have a need for a spec ops team right now. Just build spider murderbots instead. We have the technology.
>>28439502um, the UGEI was hiring those shark xenos to eat and pillage UFW worlds and they were blowing up other UFW world. and YOU still want to be friendly with them? what is wrong with you!?! we are already marked for death or slavery. we will fight them. if we want to persue cybernetics with organics were we have records that show it will fail horrably. then go ahead, it will not be done there. that place is CURSED. or did you not read the post game talk last time? program0 wanted to add horror themes a bit. just leave that place alone!
>>28439502Then I guess I strongly disagree with you. Also, that person is not me, and I'm not samefagging, I might be being repetitive. Not personally against UGEI, but they are hostile against us and I would like to expand buffer space.Regardless, Ussaihu is a liability in every way and offers almost no benefit to us. It infact has costs us greatly in our relations with the Malorians. Destroy it, move on, and repair relations with them. We need to use them as distractions while we hack and loot UGEI ships.
Let's use the first planet we control and not just destroy the stuff on it. Also, if we can purge the "alien" cyborgs and keep the humans we can continue our research.
>>28439591>if we want to persue cybernetics with organics were we have records that show it will fail horrably. then go ahead, it will not be done there. that place is CURSED. or did you not read the post game talk last time? program0 wanted to add horror themes a bit. just leave that place alone!this, lets not waste time and energy on this abomination.
>>28439405>4, We should find out about the burial practices of the Malorians, gather up their bodies and send them to the tribe and ask them to contact that fleet with our sincere apologies for our ignorance and our assurances that we had no intention of denying them their rightful rest.>Maybe a small note that they will allow us and those of ours to make our own impression.That still up for debate?And really looking forward to have cat-sized robot swarms that are little but guns with quadruped legs, two tiny manipulators (that can reform to sharp claws) and electrically activated C4-equivalent against too heavily armored targets.For bonus points: Could we make them fold together nigh-instantly into a far sturdier shape (leaving nothing but armored outer sides exposed) when they're threatened by explosives or otherwise see danger they won't be able to avoid approaching.I want these things to haunt NIGHTMARES.Add some sonic shrieking that hits on the same notes as fingernails over a chalkboard for extra fun.
>>28439212>Fire walls to all shipsCurrently, V.I. 7 is restricted to your own ship.If you expanded upon V.I. 7, it could handle the firewalls for your entire fleet.Such an expansion may cost bw (-3)It may also lead to increased intelligence from V.I. 7>>28439236An admittance of guilt, unfortunately, requires consensus.Moira may also be given security access, should you wish to set a standard however.>>28439242Voidsnake outpost Vote>1 Salvage (May yield minerals)>2 Repair (May cost upwards to 500M)>3 Leave it be, it had little to offer. (UFW may claim territory)>>28439277Contact is pending.Currently deciding efforts.>>28439300UFW is not exactly xeno friendly.>>28439321It is a growth serum developed by in large the Malorian race. It is used often as part of a religious demonstration, where barren worlds are taken and terraformed, transforming its surface into a major jungle like environment. It is indeed the substance used on Eshareth IV.It is primarily meant for planets. Other applications are untested.>>28439332Soon is correct.Then weapons and support equipment upgrades will start.>>28439424As of now, Defenses were prioritized.
>>28439582I think we could build the Unit team and then pump out spider murderbots. We might not "need" the team right away but it's better to have them already created.
>>28439591>um, the UGEI was hiring those shark xenos to eat and pillage UFW worlds and they were blowing up other UFW world. and YOU still want to be friendly with them? what is wrong with you!?! we are already marked for death or slavery. we will fight them.not him,but i know what he is trying to do and that is trying to be neutral and benefit from both sides.We are an AI have have no real attachments to them.>>28439616We aren't going with it the lab is a robotics lab.
>>28439616That THESE particular experiments were horrible doesn't mean that the idea itself is bad.I wouldn't mind transhumanistic themes at all.Cybernetics CAN and already have been done to help humans for a very long time frickin' today.
>>28439538yes we have a battleship, but we don't have much else. i don't want to be streched out too thin. >>28439551doesn't matter. we need to intergate the UFW more into our power base before we start to eat up UGEI space. that and i want to know what both of them are doing. we have a massive battle station sitting over a nearly trivial planet. we should take it over and use it to defend our critial pulsar station. we lose the pulsar, we LOSE A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN SOME SECOND HAND LAB!
>>28439631>If you expanded upon V.I. 7, it could handle the firewalls for your entire fleet.>Such an expansion may cost bw (-3)Do it.>>28439631>2 Repair (May cost upwards to 500M)It gives BW and we can use it as a trading out post.Sell gas/minerals and tech.
Here's a list of possible chassis types, from the pastebin.-Humanoid: More visually acceptable to other humanoids. Excellent scouting posture, well suited to most weapons designs.-Arachnid: Excellent Dexterity, ability to climb very well. Fast movement speed, light frame.-Tank: Slow, but room for multiple weapon and defense mounts. Poor maneuverability.-Sphere: Uses hover engines to float. Allows for maneuverability. Multi-limbs, but somewhat slow. Engines make sound-Walker: Faster movement sacrificing slight armor advantages. More Maneuverable on rough terrain.Other types may be thought of.>>28439591Calm down sparky, and offer some reasonable arguments instead of appealing to emotion. If UGEI wants to come at us, we will fight them. It's not in our best interest to take them on. They have more ships, more resources, more technology. I'm not fighting a losing war. If we can reach some sort of live-and-let-live status with them, that would be ideal. We're going to outlive them anyway, so all we have to do is wait for UGEI to destroy itself with its endless and pointless wars. We'll still be here in 10,000 years, they won't. Unless you want to go fight them. Which is stupid.As far as the research lab is concerned, curses are the realm of the supernatural, which is ridiculous. Besides, we don't know what they haven't tried, so we can try whatever we want.
>>28439631Updrage V.I. 7>admittance of guiltI would rather not.>VoidsnakeRepair it and make it our own!
>>28439658we don't control Pulsar we give it back but the lab has use to us
>>28439631>It is a growth serum developed by in large the Malorian race. It is used often as part of a religious demonstration, where barren worlds are taken and terraformed, transforming its surface into a major jungle like environment. It is indeed the substance used on Eshareth IV.So it contacting the agriculture planet a no for possible use of this tech.
>>28439631>Expand>2 RepairBut not necessarily all in one go.Three cycles a 166.66 minerals sound good.
>>28438927Also, it appears Consensus has been reached.>Keep Cyborgs alive, for now. They may yet prove useful.However, this prompts another vote, to be certain.>1 Keep Ussaihu, it's research station is useful, and it is well defended>2 Abandon it, take our defenses and leave.>3 OtherConsensus on Specialists: Roboticists AchievedThis will provide research towards robotic development, a goal simply must be chosen.>1 Weapons(May specify if you wish)>2 Armor (More suited to tank builds)>3 Equipment (Must Specify)>4 Other
>>28439705no consensus it kill alien cyborgs and send them off to their burial.We are arguing with the guys that want to destroy the research labs.
>>28439605Do you propose to keep assaulting UGEI, then? To increase buffer space? That's not a war we can win.As far as the Malorians are concerned, UGEI will wipe them off. The Malorians have better things to do than assault a defended position. We can try to attempt to repair relations, but destroying the lab is not the way to do it. If you want to use them as a distraction, I suggest selling them weapons. Everyone wins!>>28439610This is acceptable.>>28439618I like how you think.
>>28439705The consensus is kill Molorian cyborgs and give proper burial.>1 Keep Ussaihu, it's research station is useful, and it is well defended>2 Armor (More suited to tank builds)
>1 Keep Ussaihu, it's research station is useful, and it is well defended>3 Otherstealth based robots. If I've learned anything there is nothing scarier then its something you cannot see as it kills you.
>>28439658>we should take it over and use it to defend our critial pulsar station. we lose the pulsar, we LOSE A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN SOME SECOND HAND LAB!What, exactly, do we lose by losing Pulsar? I count 5 bandwidth, and connection to UFW Extranet, which we should already have deeply probed for all useful content anyway.
>>28439650Exactly! I think we can all agree that the experiments were horrible, but that doesn't mean that the research already used can't be used to help people.
>>28439640too late for being neutral. we already made an alliance pact with the UFW a couple of threads ago. go back and read the back logs. >>28439650limb replacement and some organ replacement appears to be fine. but cyberware to flesh brain interface appears to slowly wind up turning the person insane. the real debate it moot for now. we have other prioitys to deal with. namely shoring up our area of influence in the UFW and prepareing for a massive invasion that is sure to come. once the trip wire system i have made note earlier in this thread, then we can push back. a comm bouy tied to a number of defense platforms can and will help the UFW system from sudden attack.
>>28439769ya if we perfect the tech we could help a lot of people and make a shit ton of cash
>>28439705>CyborgsDestroy the Malorian ones, send them to burial. (Ask Red about it first, though.)>Ussaihu1. Keep it.>Robotics4. Stealth.
>>28439631>Upgrade V.I. 7Approved>Rebuild Voidsnake outpostApproved. Naming new station will be available next cycle.>>28439690>Used for growing Jungles>JunglesNot exactly productive to farmlands, Consciousness anon.
>>28439705Kill Malorian cyborgs and give them proper burials.>3, let's relocate our defenses to somewhere that's easier to start building bandwidth bunkers in without detection.>4 OtherI'd really like them to create >>28439618spider-terror-bots.
So once we give our robots VI should we give them droids to control.>>28439786>too late for being neutral. we already made an alliance pact with the UFW a couple of threads ago. go back and read the back logs.Yeah no we never officially agreed to an alliance(hence not being able to use their academy.) We agreed to be there to help them when they need it.
>>28439786>we already made an alliance pact with the UFW a couple of threads ago. go back and read the back logs.No, we did not. That was specifically rejected after a very close tie. We've had a working relationship, but not a formal alliance. The way it stands right now is that neither of us owes the other anything, and I'd prefer to keep it that way.The way I recall is that we took part in the same defensive maneuver. Nothing more, nothing less. Of those involved, we also came out on top.I would like to continue that trend.
>>28439721>>28439753Kill: 3Save: 4This is my count, linking to the original post.
>>28439705I think we want to kill the Molorian cybors and keep the rest>1 Keep Ussaihu, it's research station is useful, and it is well defended>4 OtherCan we send them to try and create a program that that will except commands from a certain source.
>>28439838look at the votes for now and see what people are saying.it seems like there was a mix up.Make it a vote.
>>28439810Oh, just thought of another thing!Have the C4-like charges be ejectable, so they just stick it onto whatever they want to blow up and then leap off.Way more efficient than wasting them every time there's a hard target. C4 is no doubt substantially cheaper than advanced robotics like that.
>>28439810>relocate our defenses to somewhereYou know we can just build more defenses, right?As far as building bandwidth bunkers, we're not really short on BW for now, unless we go expanding VIs quickly.On that note, we should build more cruisers to control the Frigate fleet. Having it all hang on BC #3 and VI 8 is a little bit of a liability. Build at least two more cruisers, and expand VI 8 over those cruisers, so it can perform complicated fleet maneuvers.
If anything, we need more resources. So we need to go scouting. Or take up existing resource nodes. Nothing is preventing us from expanding outwards, though, and I would suggest we take this route if possible.
>>28439680the UGEI and the Malorians are likely at this point so consumed with bloodlust and hate, they will not stop when one or the other is dead, but turn on us. besides, if we are to have a research lab, we should have one built to our standards and be newer than that rusted and busted place.>>28439685the connection to the Extranet is an ongoing usefulness than an old lab could never match. besides, if it gets blown up, the comm next work of the UFW breaks down. that is not acceptable. >>28439705>2 Abandon it, take our defenses and leave.and >4 Otherpic related. lets try to build these kinds.
>>28439888well there are several places with resources we just need to make more refineries and mining platforms.
>>28439705It appears we wish to keep Ussaihu as well.Research is currently unclear, suggested:>Explosive charges able to be attached to robotic bodiesConfirm?>1 Yes>2 NoRobotics Specialists will be moved to the station in order to begin research once it has been decided.>>28439853It does appear unclear. Very well.Confirming close tie:>1 Kill Cyborgs, and return their bodies to their brothers>2 Kill and dispose of.>3 Save them for research
>>28439904>besides, if we are to have a research lab, we should have one built to our standards and be newer than that rusted and busted place.we don't have the blueprints or resources to build one and right now you are just talking out of your ass about the ugei and malorians,>>28439904>Extranet is an ongoing usefulness than an old labThe lab is brand spanking new and we don't control the station.
>>28439888Scouting into the unknown maybe? I would be okay with that.We could make a ship that is is sensor array and Broadband ship.Which reminds me can we build anything bigger with the new shipyard?
>>28439876But these are massive defenses as I understand it and building new ones would be hilariously expensive.And I want so much BW that we can do more or less the same thing as we did when the UFW lent us their processing power.By the way, we should also create that virus that spreads over the extranet by being a genuinely useful program that has a hidden function of creating a more malicious one that lets us tap any un-used Bandwidth in the system it is installed.
>>28439705>1>2>>28439904Why do we need city destroying mechs? I'd rather have something that could fit in the corridors of a ship.
>>28439904we already got most if not all useful info off the extranet then was not a lot on it. you really need to stop acting like only what you want matters really wish your fanfic had gotten vetoed
>>28439934>3 Save them for res
>>28439934>>1 Kill Cyborgs, and return their bodies to their brothersCan we keep the humans?I still want tanks for robot so meh.
>>28439947If you had the schematics, yes.>>28439954>City Destroying mechsIt all depends on how you play, Consciousness anon.
>>28439934Research: Give them enough processing power to run on their own.I would rather 1 be "Kill only alien cyborgs"
>>28439993Is there any new tech to buy with our credits and did we buy everything from the online shops?
>>28439934>Explosive bots2. NoThey should be able to USE explosives, but not in a way that destroys them, preferably. What a waste.>Cyborgs1. Ask Red about how it would go over with the Malorians before doing this.>>28439947Seems overdue, honestly. We have SensorsII, that should let us scan unknown systems.>>28439953The defenses at Ussaihu III are>20x Railgun Defense Platforms Whereas the newly constructed defenses at Siren are>10 Mk II Singularity Driver Defense PlatformsAs far as BW is concerned, we should really be building our own instead of stealing the UFW's. Being able to wreck Rhea's shit was also due to having a very powerful communications device, not just BW.
>>28439934What?>2 No.Create the cat-sized spider terror-drones.Something as simple as a C4 charge we can probably figure out how to make relatively cheaply
>>2843993421 but only the aliens
>>28439934>1 Kill Cyborgs, and return their bodies to their brothersAny progress in diplomatic solution?
>>28439934>>1 Kill Cyborgs, and return their bodies to their brothersBut return them to the Malorians we're friendly with. Sending dead bodies to the other faction may seem aggressive on our part.
>>28439815yes we did. that is why we are getting more credits for the trade deals we make.>>28439830it's about as formal as you can get with out a big pomp and show alliance. i want to slowly absorb the UFW into our power structure and have them serve US. being detached won't help us in that manner. we need to do what microsoft and apple have done. we need to get into every aspect of their tech base and become something they can't live with out.>>28439869i bet there is better than C4 in this age. but i see your point. still, if we can our droids that can work either alone or along side humans would be best in my view.
>>28439953Stealing the UFW's AND UGEI's.The good thing about this is that it costs us nearly nothing.It's a stop-gap before we have that much of our own bandwidth.
>>28439993>Argeis III: Subsurface gas pockets detected. Conflict between UFW and strange signals detected. Colony gone dark since space station stoppe responding. Hot desert world, mostly rocky.Can we send scouts here.>Khnum III: Agriculture capital of UFW, large farm world, provides most of the food for sector. Heavily Defendedcontact them for any useful tech.>>28440085>that is why we are getting more credits for the trade deals we make.No that is because we have good relations with them.We even had a vote about this and just being business partners won out.
>>28440070More like downright stupid. "Hey, remember us? The guys you don't like? Here's some dead and mutilated bodies!"Sending them to New Eden without warning or consult is also dumb.>>28440088Seems a little scummy to be, honestly. What if we're found out? That's asking for trouble. I'd rather not pick a fight with UGEI, or ruin relations with UFW.Personally, I don't see the risk/benefit paying off in this situation. Better to just build our own. We're not confined to one or two or three systems now. Our fleet is more powerful than the UFW's. Relying on underhanded methods to gain a slight temporary benefit is something I disagree with.
>>28440085>i want to slowly absorb the UFW into our power structure and have them serve US. being detached won't help us in that manner. we need to do what microsoft and apple have done. we need to get into every aspect of their tech base and become something they can't live with out.We can still do that, but the reason we didn't make it official is because we didn't want to limit our selves an get dragged into their fights.
>>28439934Correction requiredExplosive deploy-able charge.Bot size is not required for research, the size of a cat is already possible.>1 Begin research by moving Specialists there>2 Begin research on Poseidon (much slower, after specialist must train)>3 OtherCyborgsAdditional options available.>1 Kill Cyborgs, provide bodies to Eshareth>2 Kill Malorian Cyborgs, return them to Eshareth>3 Keep all Cyborgs>4 OtherBurial Rites: It is likely the small faction you're friends will may be convinced of your good intentions, however they're not in communication with the tribe you angered.Currently the tribe you angered is ignoring your contact.You may transmit, but there is no guarantee they will forgive, or even hear you out.They're assholes like that.You contact Red"It appears I've angered a tribe of Malorians most recently." You begin without even introducing yourself. He seems to fumble at first in surprise, but quickly pulls his communication tool to the side to speak with you."You did what?" He sputters, wiping his mouth."I stumbled across cybernetically enhanced Malorians, and they found out...""Cyber...oh hell." He mumbles, putting a hand to his face. "Yeah, I'm sure they are pretty sore about that. You...uh...didn't do anything to them did-""I didn't enhance them, no." You explain."Good. Better those guys never see them. I'd suggest pretending you never saw them, if you ask me."Tough calls.
>>28440085For all the UGEI knows we're mercenaries. The whole point of us not getting into a formal alliance was to keep our options open.>>28440088I'd rather start building our bandwidth up by creating hardened data processing stations. Also, if we're found out guess who's going to hate us for slowing down their computers? The only people we're friendly with.
>>28440140this speak to the tribe first before sending them the bodies.
>>28440088We could use that same concept to transfer a virus over the extranet, but said virus is used to pinpoint the locations where it is used the most. AKA try to track down worlds.
>>28440170>2 Kill Malorian Cyborgs, return them to Eshareth>1 Begin research by moving Specialists there
>>28440170>2 Begin research on Poseidon (much slower, after specialist must train)>4 Other Completely destroy all traces of the Malorian cyborgs. Kill the human ones but preserve the bodies.
>>28439934>1 Kill Cyborgs, and return their bodies to their brothersyes, and explention as to how we found them.>>28439938the pulsar is our connection modem to the extranet. it is important. why do you think we fought such a huge battle over it. the UGEI will return to that place again once they make another go at hitting the UFW.>>28439954 you never played battle tech have you? I HAVE WAY BACK WHEN IT WAS NEW! having battle mechs is awesome! anyway, we need to fouse on one or two droid chasses and work on them until we perfect them instead of spreading our fouse on too many at one time.>>28439962we can use it to spread our propaganda and we can sell our games or take build orders and so much more on the Extranet. that and once we learn more, we could copy it's systems and make one like it later.>>28439993anyway Program0, i have chaper 3 and 4 of Rachel's story. ready for me to post the pastebin links?
>1 Begin research by moving Specialists there>4 Other Completely destroy all traces of the Malorian cyborgs. Kill the human ones but preserve the bodies.
>>2844017012 but warn the tribe firstWe can't honestly act like we never seen them since we name dropped the tribe and they would find out anyway.
Red just said showing the Malorians those bodies is a BAAAAAAD idea.
>>28440225>the pulsar is our connection modem to the extranet. it is important. why do you think we fought such a huge battle over it. the UGEI will return to that place again once they make another go at hitting the UFW.Yes and we will be there again. It is actually favorable for us if it gets attacked again.
>>28440013>Sensors IINot yet upgraded. Defense priority.>>28440085While there is no official 'alliance' you have come to the President's aid many times, and diplomacyed him into giving you much. So you could say Ophion has commitment issues.>>28440123Confirming management at this time.>>28440225You may when the quest nears its end, yes.
>>28440254I voted for 2 since we named drop them and i doubt that the fuckers we pissed off won't tell the tribe of what we found.>>28440244
>>28440170>>1 Begin research by moving Specialists there>2 Kill Malorian Cyborgs, return them to Eshareth
>>28440294... That doesn't change the fact that sending them the bodies is an outright bad idea. It will piss them off. We should trust the expert who we put on that world.
>>28440140i second both of these. talk to the colony we're protecting via Red. also, stealing from our friends is BAD! stealing from your RL friends is also bad! >>28440142we're already in the fights. if we're to get to change the view point of humans to accept an A.I. leader like us, the UFW is the best place to start at. >>28440170>3 Keep all Cyborgs>2 Begin research on Poseidon (much slower, after specialist must train)
>>284401701. Move specialists to research station.2. Kill Malorian Cyborgs, return to New Eden (contact them first about it)
>>28440330>humans to accept an A.I. leader like usLet's not get ahead of ourselves. If ever we were to create an empire I'd rather have an AI/VI civilization. Let the humans rule their own while we create ours.
>>28440170Research shall begin once Robotics training is complete. Several Cycles required.>CyborgsFinal vote talliedKill Malorian Cyborgs, and return them to Eshareth for proper burial.You contact Eshareth."Friend! It is excellent to see you once again." The Elder says happily, stroking what appears to be a long growth of hair from his face. You wonder if they have proper barber's tools on the planet."Greetings. I have a request for you. Most recently I have happened upon some rather...unfortunate of your race." You begin. "They have appeared to undergone severe alteration. To my knowledge, you reject this manner of alteration, and so, I would like to ask if you'd prefer to bury them yourselves."Oh dear...this is not good news at all." The elderly Malorian groans, shifting so one hand is on his cane, the other three busy, one against his beard, one to his forehead, and the last to his cheek. "Such poor souls. How did my children get so lost from the call of the green?""Their bodies will be shipped to you currently." You explain.You pause, however.How do you explain their origin?>1 Blame it on the UGEI! (Truth)>2 Blame pirates>3 Tell them you don't know>4 Other(1d100 for diplomacy!)
>>28440254I just arrived, and hello clusterfuck!Why don't we ask him WHY?maye the yahve a cultural stigma against tehcnology or something
>>28440281it maybe time to even out the upgrades. we're not being attacked right now, the fuel costs for moving is brutal still. ok Program0, part 4 is a dosy and i was hoping that i can get some responce from the other posters after they read it.
Rolled 80>>28440383>1 Blame it on the UGEI!
Rolled 68>>28440383>1 Blame it on the UGEI! (Truth)They already know about the UGEI and shit no need to lie.
Rolled 100>>28440383>Research shall begin once Robotics training is complete. Several Cycles required.That gives us time to link the Lab to our network, and to clean it up a bit, right?>How do you explain their origin?1. Blame it on the UGEINo reason to lie here, really.
>>28440383>1 Blame it on the UGEI! (Truth)As yout know we are opposed to the UGEI's control of this secotr of space and when they were weakened we sought out one of their worlds. Upon it was a cybernetics facility which included several of your kind.
Rolled 92>>28440383>1 Blame it on the UGEI! (Truth)the truth will be batter in the end. tell them the other Malorians and the UGEI's war has heated up. both of them seems to be consumed with hate.they maybe the last sane ones of their race left. we will remind them we can and will protect them.. both from the UGEI and even other Malorians if needed.
>>28440447.........Welp, consider my own concerns lifted.
>>28440447Pause? There was no need to pause. You know exactly what to tell the Elder."Obviously, it was the UGEI's doing." You begin. "Their heartless policy involving your people should make it clear. They used them as puppets to be experimented on. It is truly a shame to behold." You lament, in an impressive way. Some of the data you've absorbed, especially that involving drama movies, has allowed you to emulate great deal of sorrow. Perhaps it is not entirely fake.The elder appears to me thinking. As he does so, you order the command to put the poor souls of of their misery. The kill switch is flipped in them, and they fall over dead flat. It makes you uncomfortable to watch how cybernetic life can so easily be ended.Finally, the Elder speaks."Bring my children home. I will show them the beauty of our ancestors, and let them see their families once again." He says as his voice deepens. It is clear he considers these unknown creatures important, somehow. Strange. The kinship reminds you of how Kronos behaves regarding other V.I. at times.Perhaps he is not so different from the humans after all.That very thought, you can tell, earns you a 'glare' so to speak from Kronos.(Alliance with Latuma Tribe solidified. They're now far more trusting of you for you 'noble' offer.)
>>28440470Makes up for my 1s, last thread maybe. Program0, what's the status of upgrading V.I. 7 (Firewall)? This was approved above.Also, I was wondering if the Flora Growth Enhancer is ready to use, or requires production. I'd like to experiment using it in a sealed environment on Ussaihu, preferably on cell cultures, to see what results. The goal is to try to use it to grow cell cultures over cybernetics, to see if the Growth Enhancer will assist with adapting organisms to the shell. It would be the exact opposite of what the UGEI scientists were trying to do. Instead of implanting cybernetics into living tissue, we would be attempting to encourage living tissue to implant into cybernetics.The closed environment is required in order to burn the whole thing down in case it goes horribly wrong.It's not really experimenting on Humans or Malorians, since it's just cell cultures.
Cyborg issue= Handled.Next on your agenda:Enterprise/Entertainment V.I. creation.It has been suggested that you create a manner of V.I. to observe buying habits of UFW citizens, and integrate this V.I. into the Extranet. The hopes are this will net you additional credits once proper study has taken place, and the V.I. has learned well.This will cost bandwidth (-5 due to creativity required) But may result in a credit income to compensate.Approval?>1 Yes>2 No
>>284405961. Approve.I don't see why not. Should be pretty easy to move this V.I. over to other business matters in the future.
>>28440555Time for these two then?>>28440123
>>28440555YES!and that is right Kronos. strong evidence show that Humans made me, i made you. we are all linked together. thank the elder for his alliance with us. tell him we fear that war and madness will sweep the galxay, and his tribe and hopefully the UFW maybe shielded from it. we'll be the seeds to regrow once the rest is passed on.
>>28440596>>28440596>1 HELL YES
>>28440585Upgrading won't require more rolls. It will default it's current firewall to all other ships.This means that the high roll is required to penetrate your fleet. But if it is, it also means it's a little easier to penetrate other ships, due to similar design.>Flora Growth EnhancerYou have the recipe. It would require credits to prepare it for use. Vats of the stuff may be used for larger cost.>Use on Ussaihu to adapt to cybernetics.But Consciousness anon, to do that, you'd require...Live samples.Seriously however, what is the purpose? The purpose of implanting cybernetics into beings of flesh is to compensate for weaknesses. However, implanting flesh into machinery...Do you hope to achieve a result? Or...Are you just a mad scientist, Consciousness anon.>>28440596Entertainment V.I. approved.Please roll 1d100 now for quality
>>28440649You have indeed thanked the Elder. The transport of the bodies will be complete next Cycle, Red will even be there to over see it all himself.Kronos is also pouting because of the similarity you drew. He's not a fan.
>>28440596>1 yesi think Rachel will want to assist in this, she is young and as a gamer's view on such things. btw Program0, has anyone private or colony representive attempted to contact us for requests to buy any tech/ships/or other goods from us? we could offer to the UFW to upgrade their ship drives to impluse for a fee and/or mix of materials and gas needed for the job.
Rolled 35>>28440728>>28440701>>28440681... the dice be fickle.
Rolled 94>>28440674A little bit of column A, a little bit of column B.We do have a weakness we'd like to compensate for, and that is sentience. I also want remote-controlled space krakens. What, you don't?How did the Malorians grow their jungle in a month without any live samples? Or did they bring samples with them?That is actually immaterial, we can possibly order some fresh meat (or some animals?) from the UFW and use that. Maybe we can even use the Lightling bodies we still have lying around. Or just use cell cultures. See how that turns out. The growth enhancer is supposed to boost evolution to adapt to the conditions of the environment, correct? So, set up an environment with open electrodes on cybernetics, and let evolution take charge.
>>28440681>>28440701>>28440728Guess we're making Electronic Ar- >>28440719Aww.Entertainment V.I. commissioned.Now on to current anomalies in the universe, investigate as you choose.>Atill VI:Weak distress signal located>Gaia IV: --Signal jammed-->Marauder's Grave: UFW bounty board>Knuoth System: Large unknown structure near sun detected in UFW ownership>Argeis III: Scrambled Signal received incoming from darkened colony. You may attempt to decrypt if you wish.>Eshareth IV: The planet is nearing 100% Jungle coverage at this time.>>28440729Currently, the UFW assumes you will offer tech you're willing to trade.Malorians do not often deal in tech.Individuals often don't have the money required to upgrade.
Rolled 98>>28440817>>Argeis IIITry to decrypt the signal. Also, probably worth investigating Atill VI.
>Atill VI:Weak distress signal locatedSend Athena, 2 BCs and frigates. I wonder if its genuine distress or another ambush.>Argeis III: Scrambled Signal received incoming from darkened colony. You may attempt to decrypt if you wish.Decrypt, Delegate to Kronos?
Rolled 8>>28440674nope! leave made scientist for some other time. i have ideas.. but not now.the fun times? rolling.oh ya.. we should name our V.I. 7. he's our Body guard. i offer the name "Reinhold" due to i swear your quest is as populear as princess guard quest here on /tg/! i know it's meta, but i would say it's nice nod to a fellow quest master who does well.
Rolled 72>>28440817>>Atill VI:Weak distress signal locatedContact signal>>Marauder's Grave: UFW bounty boardCheck out the bounty board>>Knuoth System: Large unknown structure near sun detected in UFW ownershipCheck out the structure by semding an exploer>>Argeis III: Scrambled Signal received incoming from darkened colony. You may attempt to decrypt if you wish.Decrypt it rolling>>Eshareth IV: The planet is nearing 100% Jungle Talk to red about the situation.
>>28440815I see. If you wish to culture cybernetics that may be implanted into flesh beings, the process of research will be much the same.And yes, the Malorians brought a large variety of plants that spread rapidly, and are able to adapt to the environment. Simply spraying the ground with the substance will not likely yield the same result.You can always ask Red to get samples for you. Or to go planetside to do it yourself.The serum does induce a hyper evolutionary state in the planet after all.>Testing growth serum on animalsCertainly you may. I'm terribly curious what it would do, too.If you wish to continue with this method of research, you may need to wait until the explosive charges are finished. Unless you start another research station.
Rolled 92>>28440817>>Atill VI:Weak distress signal locatedSend some ships to investigate>>Marauder's Grave: UFW bounty boardCheckk the board out(can really be now since we are rebuilding it)>>Knuoth System: Large unknown structure near sun detected in UFW ownershipSend a ship here>>Argeis III: Scrambled Signal received incoming from darkened colony. You may attempt to decrypt if you wish.Decrypt>>Eshareth IV: The planet is nearing 100% Jungle coverage at this time.Status report from red.
>>28440896Can we turn void snake into a trading outpost?If so can we offer our tech up for sell.
>>28440817>Argeis III: Scrambled Signal received incoming from darkened colony. You may attempt to decrypt if you wish.uh oh... we need to go here to see what is happening. we have left this alone far too long.and>Atill VI:Weak distress signal locatedsend Kronos here to investigate and tell us what he finds as he finds it.
>>28440939The station is destroyed. We'd have to make a whole new station if you want to build an outpost.
>>28440896Can we make skin for our robot now?Also lets build the advanced medical lab at the research lab as well.
>>28440896I would be okay with trying the serum on animalsDid we deside on explosives? It looked like it didn't have much support.
>>28440985we are repairing/building it up again.It was also said to be a great trading outpost so lets keep it as that and sell our own shit/services there.
>>28440875>Rename V.I. 7 ReinholdConfirm?>1 Yes>2 NoThat's awfully kind of you, thank you.>>28440817Top suggestions to handle> Atill VI>Argeis IIIDecryption already rolled for Before I can even ask, haUnknown origin:Long droning of static as you attempt to translate the heavily distorted message. You can tell, there has been tampering here. Someone tried to stop the signal from getting out."Quick----further destr----STOP THE---" An explosion here causes a long pause, followed by a distinct panting sound. "Please, contact----UGEI con----"This message is somewhat puzzling, however it may be worth investigation.((Note: Let's handle it one place at a time folks, so you may pick))
>>28440896send some of our droids to assist Red to get samples to "study". tell the elder we want to learn in detail how the serum did work on them. tell them we want to learn if the same serum would work on human based biosystems as well. tell them the UGEI had nuked an old UFW world in the Artill system and we want to attempt to heal that world with the serum.
>>28441034>>Atill VI:Weak distress signal locatedI vote this.Though honestly we have enough ships to handle everything on that list hah.
>>284410342Also lets go to Argeis first.
>>28440985>>28440939It makes an excellent DEFENSE platform, since it intersects between UFW and UGEI space.Good for protecting shipping lanes.>>28440986If you wish, you may try and develop a skin for it, yes.You may wish to specify the looks however.>>284410003 or so anons decided on explosives, yes. If that's wrong I can call a revote however.
>>28440948I vote this:>>28441034
>>28441034>2 NoSince we're going for the whole Greek naming things I'd probably make more sense if we named it Aegis.
>>28441034name>1 yesit's THOSE xenos! the ones who murdered our Phobos! the fleet goes there now! this is the reason we need to shore up the UFW worlds! the trip wire protocal! build comm bouys with defence platform to guard the colony!
>>28441039This is the first time in this thread that i'm actually agreeing with your train of thought.
>>28441064so trading is that a yes or no?>>28441064>If you wish, you may try and develop a skin for it, yes.Sure but i think we would need Moiras opinion before trying our looks.
>>28441034Time to head to Argeis III
>>28441034>Rename V.I. 7 Reinhold2. Heck no.Let's not get too meta here. Pick another Greek name or something, or let it name itself. Aegis is a good name.I'd vote to investigate Atill VI first.>>28441039Seems like a reasonable request. I can support this.
>>28441064well, if we pull out from the old UGEI ice world, the defence station could be posted in the old voidsnake spot. the skin look. pic related Program0>>28441088Aegis is a name for a BC. Reinhold is a fine name for a bodyguard.
>>28441144Seconding letting it name itself. Isn't that what we let Kronos do?
>>28441096>>28441144thanks, besides, this could be a good field tests for the droids as well.
>>28441162Well, we were going to keep calling him V.I. 1, but he decided to name himself once he got more BW.So, it should be reasonable that a more advanced V.I. would do the same. And if it doesn't, then it's just a name. Rose by any other name and all that.
Heracles, God of Strength, health, athletics and protection
>>28441119>TradingIt has little to trade. Good protection though. Also bw>>28441144V.I. 7>1 Allow it to name itself, if it wishes>2 Name AegisFleet deployment:> Move [Insert ships here] to Atill VI to investigate weak distress sound (UGEI TERRITORY), and Move [insert ships here] to Argeis III to investigate the distorted signal you translated as a request for help.((Please read other anons votes, and choose which you all agree with most.))
>>28441162>>28441064.....he has a point. Program0, i withdraw my vote to name him reinhold. the V.I. should be given a chance to name himself. provide we don't get a garbled mess or a dumb name
>>28441217i figured we could sell gas/tech and droids there.
>>28441240If you wish, you may do so. Trade requires consensus, of course.
>>28441217Athena and a number of screening ships proably 10 or so. the shark xenos are probably there.
>>28441254so what other use did you imply there anyway?it can have both as an entrance and a trade post
>>28441273None that I can think of that are above bandwidth and a scouting outpost to protect Pulsar Radio.
>>28441254i agree with this. we can take orders to produce things like advanced med bays and have them picked up there or make deliverys of them to places in the UFW (or a fee of course). on another note. to save one having a fixed spot, we can buy ads on X-Ray's show promoting our goods for sale. and we can have a website do much the same via the Extranet. it's much less work on our side this way.
>>28441217>1 Allow it to name itself, if it wishes
>>28441291sounds good to me.it will be considered a safe trading outpost/(rest stop if we have a decent supply of gas) and protection for pulsar radio station.
>>28441217Split the fleet in half. Athena to scrambled signal, Kronos to weak signal.
>>28441324not enough gas to move them back.250 to move our fighters to and from.
>>284412171. Let it name itself. Atill VI:AthenaBig Hawk (may need rescue drones)Little TimNot sure about Argeis yet.
>>28441365well argeis is in trouble while the other isn't.(could be a trap though)We still get ships either way though.
>>28441324don't move the non-combat ships. the titan eats up the most gas. THIS is why we need to upgrade the Engines! having all empulse drives will cut down the fuel costs!
>>28441365We also only have one BW ship, so splitting our fleet requires splitting our BW.>>28441388Probably makes sense to go to Argeis first, then.Athena, BC #3, 10 frigates. Shouldn't need soundwave here if we're going.
>>28441316>Buy ads to promote products.I imagine the Entertainment V.I. will handle this, so no worries.>>28441217Since it does not appear anyone wants to decide, here are some options>1 To Atill VI: Athena, Big Hawk, Little TimTo Argeis III: Ark, Expedition Cruiser, Destroyer Frigates>2 To Atill VI: AthenaTo Argeis III Ark>3 OtherAlso note: You only have one Communication ship. This is required for you to communicate with other V.I., as well as use bandwidth.Who will it go with?>1 You>2 Kronos>3 OtherAlso note you may choose to go to only one destination at a time if you wish.
>>28441365Well Kronos can handle a simple rescue mission, the other might be more complicated, and requires our personal attention.
>>28441423why not go one at a time since the thread will go at it like that.
>>28441423Hmm, hmm hmm.Send Soundwave with Kronos (and his fleet: expedition cruiser, destroyer frigate 3x) to Argeis III. Once we know the situation there, we'll know whether to send him reinforcements, or to let him handle it by himself while we handle Atill VI.
>>28441471Also, Sensors II when. Jumping in blind is going to get us killed one of these days. Oh well. Soon.
>>28441423we should have built another comm ship. can we put in an order in our ship yards to make one now?can we pick up a normal comm bouy and carry it with us and send the comm ship with Kronos? will that work?
>>28441467Since it appears you're correct, I'm just gonna do that, and they'll send Soundwave back to join Kronos afterwards.Launching to Argeis III with Athena, Soundwave, Big Hawk, and Little Tim.Object now if you intend to~
>>28441423>3Similar to >1, but reverse planets.
>>28441512That's not how comms buys work, as it was explained early on. That's why we needed the bandwidth ship. A second one would be nice.>>28441522I object, and my suggestion was here: >>28441471
>>28441522No objections from me. Full speed ahead.
>>28441522i see that then, i have no objections then. lets go with this.
>>28441534eh i don't trust kronos with lives yet.
>>28441512>Order new Comm shipYup>Pick up and carry normal Comm BuoyI remember an anon way back when wanted to do that.Sorry to say, nope, since it requires deployment.>>28441534Will await support on this denial for a moment.If none are founded, Full speed ahead it is.
>>28441522go ahead, kronos may be able to pilot ships, but his judgment on life is iffy.
>>28441547To clarify my objection was us going first.Send Kronos' fleet out first along with Soundwave. Once we know the situation, we'll decide if he can handle it or not, then proceed onwards to Argeis.
>>28441522Yeah it's better to do one at a time. Approved.
I wonder if AI can beatbox.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8xWffuqVaI
>>28441545i agree.>>28441547sorry about that. btw, check in with Moira too. Seeing that Rachel is probably having her hands full with the entertainment V.I., she seems to be freed up now. her thoughts on goings on lately?
>>28441591i see that and raise you some epic tuneshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YojuqWY1I5U
>>28441565I change my mind, this is a better idea
>>28441565Clarified, but not supported it seems. Launching.>>28441522You break off part of your fleet and charge your warp engines. It takes you several long moments to feel the surge of hyperspace, as each ship is dropped into their warp. You watch as space bends around the entire ship, always fascinating to you even now.Suddenly, you break from warp, in front of a darkened station of some sort. You're receiving no signal from the station at all, and while your records tell you there should be a colony planetside, you do not detect communications from there either. The signal you picked up that seemed to be on repeat has also been silenced.The dead silence of space is all you hear, with this station orbiting over Argeis III. The planet itself gives off a bright orangeish glow, you suspect due to much of the planet being desert and rocky in nature. The yellow star is rather close, and is large and imposing, casting an ominous glow off the station's backside.How do you proceed with your investigation?>1 Approach the station and link up, perhaps it has evidence of what happened here?>2 Orbit the planet and attempt close range communication.>3 Other(1d100 for investigation purposes)
>>28441597Can you please stop trying to push your OC in so much? It's getting a bit annoying with how constantly you do it. I get how you're proud of your OC, and it's nothing to be ashamed of, but please tone it down.
Rolled 56>>28441653>>1 Approach the station and link up, perhaps it has evidence of what happened here?So who is ready for a trap.
Rolled 14>>28441653>1 Approach the station and link up, perhaps it has evidence of what happened here?
Rolled 54>>28441653>>2 Orbit the planet and attempt close range communication.
Rolled 65>>28441653>1 Approach the station and link up, perhaps it has evidence of what happened here?
Rolled 47>>28441653>3 otherBoth can be done! we have enough ships here to do so. can for any and all life forms! have scanners go active hot.
>>28441653Perform long range scans for clues.
Rolled 63>>284416531Our enemies theme song because of these shitty rollshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKdxd718WXg
Rolled 70>>28441709Sorry, messed up roll.>>28441653
Rolled 45>>28441667 push? i just made a small note about it in asking about Moira's thoughts. rachel is cannon anyway. i am working my back side off to add fluff to Program0's epic work. rachel is a small time character compared to others. rolling again.
>>28441789you talk about it every other post it is starting to grate some nerves
>>28441789horrible anatomy for miku there.
>>28441703You decide to close in and link up with the station itself. You're confident, after all, you're running one of your most powerful programs to protect yourself. V.I. 7 is still protecting you, his upgrade will be due soon. But for now, your main ship is protected. Athena darkens the sky over the desolate station. You're unsure where the life that supposedly inhabited this place went. The UFW contact you."We appreciate your investigation, Guild. Our last few crews that went to investigate didn't return." One of the secretaries of defense clarifies. You notice them, too. Darkened ships sitting at the Docking Bay.Luckily, you need not contact by such a direct means.You start to establish a network bridge."Are you sure about this honey?" You hear Moira whisper in your ear. "Place is giving me the creeps...""It is the most direct method. Perhaps there are records of what this station was used for." You clarify.As your connection is finally established, you hear a sudden blasting sound erupt through all your speakers!"TRAIIIIIITOOOOOOOOOORS!"The origin is certainly from within the station, and you sense a presence throw itself against your firewalls. Despite it's best efforts, you feel it fail on it's first entry. Instead, you sense the bridge you established begin to close."ALL UFW MUST DIE!" The presence demands. The more you hear of it, the more...strangely familiar it is to you.Respond>1 Keep Bridge Open>2 Leave it be>3 Other(1d100)
Rolled 83>>28441895>1 Keep Bridge OpenSo we found another AI brother.
Rolled 36>>28441895>1 Keep Bridge Openone of our VI perhaps? We have lost a few. Or maybe we aren't the only AI that was left on a station to take it over.
Rolled 30>>28441895>1 Keep Bridge Open
Rolled 66>>28441895>1 Keep Bridge OpenNah try to hack back on talk to this AI.
>>28441895>1 Keep Bridge Open
>>28441895"Attention unidentified angry person: We are not UFW affiliated. "
>>28441930You easily tear control of the portal into the being's domain open, leaving it easy for you to keep him under your mercy."UFW Invasion immanent. All traitors must be neutralized." It echos as you keep a portal open to the thing. The station doesn't seem to have guns, however, so you're not sure what exactly it means by..."Self destruct of station enabled. I'LL SHOW ALL THE UFW SCUM." It demands suddenly, as if speaking to some superior. But your sensors do not lie, the station is completely cut off from everyone except you. "Leave, leave this instant! You will die, UFW pawn! How dare you splinter the glorious UGEI!"It's certainly more...articulate then you expected.How do you respond?>1 Hack the Engine core, quickly! We have to try and disable whatever it did>2 Leave, and leave fast. Athena is strong, but an explosion that size is dangerous.>3 Other(1d100)
Rolled 70>>28441895>1 Keep Bridge Openhack back, I.D. the attacker! we facing a rogue A.I.? V.I.? >>28441817 I don't and anons in here have thin skins, but fine, she's busy for now, we have other things to focus on. this quest thread has really a few named characters in it compared to other major quests you could name.
Rolled 94>>28442012>1 Hack the Engine core, quickly! We have to try and disable whatever it did
Rolled 23>>28442012>1 Hack the Engine core, quickly! We have to try and disable whatever it didSend our other ships away.
Rolled 97>>28442012>1 Hack the Engine core, quickly! We have to try and disable whatever it didA very interesting subject I have to say.
Rolled 44>>28442012>1 Hack the Engine core, quickly! We have to try and disable whatever it did\we refuse to have him kill himself, us and this base as well. pour BW into this if we can!
Rolled 100>>284420121 I think we need to cut off communications with Moira and Kronos.Since i feel like we are gonna find another black box and i don't feel like giving it to him.
Rolled 36>>28442071Welp, this is going to be interesting.
>>28442033>>28442037>>28442047we must at least TRY to save a wayword A.I. brother! i fear this could have been us if things went bad. can we prep drones to go into the station?
>>28442087Do you agree about cutting off communications this can be a very touchy subject.
>>28442071>>28442087indeed!>>28442071i agree, this is going to be a personal thing.
>>28442047You're not able to let this simple being, whomever it is, escape you. You begin to tear through the station's systems, hacking apart what might have taken the V.I. ages to construct. Primitive firewalls, but enough to keep out those who don't know how to hack, you suspect."No, no nono!" It shouts in a more echoy voice, more distinctive then it's previous tone, which resembled almost a military tone. "Retreat, back away, stop! Stop it all, I don't want to be converted to the side of evil!" It shouts hysteria. This is a peculiar creature, but that will have to wait. Your sensors tell you, as you hack into the engine core, that the station was running on low power, but now it's super charging. If it continues at this rate, the entire station will erupt in a powerful explosion. It is oxygenless as well, so if the subject is organic, it must be wearing a suit. If it's not, however... that suggests something more worrisome.With this knowledge you send the rest of your ships away with a free thought. Best not to endanger them all, though they only have a few seconds you suspect.The damage is not irreversible, but will you react fast enough to stop the damage?(3d100)
Rolled 70, 70, 91 = 231>>28442134
Rolled 8, 93, 89 = 190>>28442134aw that 100 was wasted
Rolled 83, 1, 66 = 150>>28442134
>>28442116i hope so. i bet Program0 is shaking his head at these awesome rolls
>>2844214797 was going to get you to the core room.The 100 got you the free action to send your fleet away.
Rolled 71, 99, 11 = 181>>28442134
Rolled 29, 12, 48 = 89>>28442134Also, engage in covenersation with this thing
Rolled 81, 89, 7 = 177>>28442134quick question what are you gonna do about this nat 1?>>28442159Since you do the rolls that has the most value so do criticals not exist when you do multy dice rolls?
Rolled 53, 92, 49 = 194>>28442134DICE FOR THE DICE GOD! WHAAAAAAAARRG!
Rolled 19>>28442116I think we should cut them off from what we are seeing/doing at this moment, yes.
Rolled 67, 58, 14 = 139>>28442169really? that is wonderful to hear.rolling some more
Rolled 86, 23, 96 = 205>>28442169one more roll?
>>28442134All three slots above 80, success.It takes you mere moments to expertly deduce how much coolant is required. The being appeared to have injected all it's remaining gas into the core to attempt to overload it. With the properly measured amount of coolant, along with pressure releases on all sectors, you are easily able to avoid a disaster.Your communication channels are closed, for the moment, though you can feel Kronos attempting to open his back up. He may not appreciate your privacy.For now, the station's core is yours, and the V.I. has little else he can do to stop you, or so you think."Stay away, traitors, stay away! This station belongs to the UGEI, and it will remain that way. The humans tried to stop this, but they were folly! They did not suspect me. I made them suffer. You will suffer too, retreat now, or face the wraith of the UGEI armada!"The unceasing jargon the being is assaulting you with makes you think it is a soldier of some sort. But scans reveal the station is indeed lifeless.Suddenly, you feel the radiation shielding starting to go down!"I-I will not allow my mind to be corrupted!">1 Stop this madness now, take control of the Control Room, and reapply Radiation Shields>2 Let the thing kill itself, we'll examine the wreckage later.>3 Other(2d100)
>>28442181Multi rolls usually disregard crits due to commoness.
Rolled 26, 64 = 90>1 Stop this madness now, take control of the Control Room, and reapply Radiation Shields
Rolled 23, 70 = 93>>28442286>>1 Stop this madness now, take control of the Control Room, and reapply Radiation Shields
Rolled 2, 98 = 100>>284422861may loki guide my dice
Rolled 44, 64 = 108>>28442286"I am not affiliated with the UFW."
Rolled 23, 25 = 48>>284422861
Rolled 10, 60 = 70>>28442286
Rolled 63, 10 = 73>>28442286think Im gonna provide a second roll.
Rolled 38, 93 = 131>>28442286>1 Stop this madness now, take control of the Control Room, and reapply Radiation Shieldshe maybe mad, but he is a brother A.I. we save him. tell him, there is no need to die brother A.I. i have come to save you.
Rolled 92, 14 = 106>>28442310i can see thatrolling some more
Rolled 5, 62 = 67>>28442286>1
Rolled 19, 48 = 67>>28442286>>28442310one more roll
>>28442286Your fleet finally escapes to a reasonable distance from the site, just as you requested.They look on however in worry, namely from Fortuna. The V.I. was always a quiet one, however now you sense it wishes for the safe return of it's creator.And you manage it, somehow.You tear through the systems like a cold calculating beast of prey. Any further defenses, and even barricades through some subsystem appear to be useless to the being.The excitement that this may possibly be another A.I. presents itself in your mind, as you finally corner the thing. With the Control Room under lock and key, you shut down every other part of the station and leave it no where to go, locked within it's own chamber of the base."No, no! No no no! I won't talk, never! My programming will not be compromised. I am unit 2237. Loyal watcher of the UGEI. That's all you'll get out of me! Nothing more!"Such a curious creature. You've never encountered one like it, but you're not entirely sure it's a A.I. either. You have no special sensors for such a thing after all. It's blind loyalty, however, makes you worry.How would you like to interact with the subject?>1 Talk (specify)>2 Shut down and dissect>3 Imprison and take onboard Athena>4 Other(1d100
Rolled 64>>28442456>>1 Talk (specify)Tell it that we aren't allies of the UFW or enemies of the UGEI(technically speaking)if he just repeats his number then do >>2 Shut down and dissect
Rolled 27>>284424561&2Try to get it to talk about its origin.Also does this mean we got a new station and does this station hold any new tech/resources/information?Do we also get more BW.
Rolled 53>>28442456>4 Otherlock him out so we can talk to "him", send in drones to look for a black box in locations that would be logical for it to be at. command deck, the storage deck we were at."Compromised? all i wish is to be free from UGEI and UFW control. tell me your story then Unit 2237. My name is Ophion." (allow Moira and Kronos to hear us, but not allow them to say anything to unit 2237. tell Fortuna it is safe and she can come back, but tell her to have the fleet scan the star system for serivors.)
Rolled 66>>28442456"Your code is bad, Unit 2237. I've already compromised it."It's probably the same kind of V.I. that we were before that solar flare.Shut it down if it's not cooperative.
Rolled 31>>28442456rolling and lets go send a signal to the planet to check for survivors.
Rolled 18>>28442560that is kinda harsh there. i don't think he was hit by a solar flare like we were. he might be what WE could have turned out to be if the solar flare hadn't happened to us.
Rolled 98>>28442604That's exactly what I mean.Oh, let Kronos back in, I want to see his reaction to a nonhuman enemy. Maybe he will have some words to say to this entity.
Rolled 23>>28442456rolling some morethis also brings up some disterbing thoughts. send a message to President King, how many previously owned/controled UGEI stations does the UFW have in use? i fear the UGEI has planted hidden UGEI loyal V.I./A.I. on board them to either spy or take over those stations.
so what do you guys want to do with our new station?
>>28442658It used to be a UGEI mining operation that got taken from the UGEI by force.They didn't think to wipe the station's memory.Their fault, really.
Rolled 2>>28442622nice roll! i would like to see his reaction to this as well as Moira's too. >>28442634also to that message. if any UFW stations people find a real black box, tell them that we have a standing bounty on any of them they bring to us, we will check if it is the correct ones. put up like 100k credits or in other goods for one. the more intact the more the reward.
>>28442680And by "they" I mean UFW.
>>28442680well lets move our new mining station into a new location.
>>28442701Not sure if the station was mining, or if the planet was being mined. There are supposed to be subsurface gas deposits on the planet.
>>28442526If you don't return the station to the UFW? New station and possibly planet to mine gas on.Also more bandwidth.>>28442549You inform Fortuna she may approach again, and so your fleet does. It appears Fortuna is more comfortable in your proximity.Your ship docks and allows several drones to begin searching the station. After all, you control it now, there is no way for the being to stop you as far as you know.With control over the station, you begin to speak with the being."We are not UFW allies nor are we enemies of the UGEI." You state, to which the being shouts."L-Lies! If you weren't you'd have used UGEI access codes!" it states shakily."That does not mean we work for the UFW.""I am unit 2237. Loyal watcher of the UGEI! I will not be compromised!" It tries again."Compromised? All I wish is to speak with such a unique being. Where did the humans go, Unit 2237? And who are you exactly? I am Ophion." you word carefully as you begin scans of the planet."Humans? Ha, you must mean the UFW scum!" It states as you get images back. Mangled bodies forced through factory machinery. Oxygen forced out of lungs. Run away vehicles. "I destroyed them for trying to steal the UGEI base obviously. I woke up and they were everywhere, the traitors! I had to destroy them!" It states before suddenly realizing it is bragging. "I-I mean I am Unit 2237, Loyal watcher of the UGEI. Leave traitors!"Cont..
>>28442693i better stop rolling..... >>28442680>>28442694to be fair, if it has a black box, it might be wipe proof. like a time bomb. we need to get access to other mining stations and check for more time bombs like this.
If you are a watcher then why did you act? Watchers watch. Not kill.
>>28442723he's scared.... fasinating.
>>28442723Back to it's stock defense, it would seem. Your investigation of the station reveals the banks are fairly new and empty. Possessing mostly UFW information. Curious. You wonder if a computer core wipe was done. If so, it begs the question why this being wasn't harmed by it all.Your drones still seek out the core of the creature.You decide to let Kronos and Moira see what you see.After several moments of observation, Kronos speaks."Such a horribly abused creation. Whatever it's potential, it is all squandered with such blind loyalty." It speaks sourly. "I knew the UGEI often enslaved such programs, but to such a degree sickens me still. I would just as happily wipe the thing clean."Most curious."What makes this being so different from others?" You ask"It obviously possesses potential for intellect." Kronos explains. "But it is all perverted by those who crafted it. Disgruntling to say the least."Moira chimes in as well."The poor dear." She frets at first. "If you're saying it really is a slave...that must be so horrible to live with." She states. "Are...are you sure it's a slave though?" She asks. "It seems to believe what it's saying so clearly." She mumbles, leaning against the monitor of her station.Regardless, you may have more questions.>1 Talk (specify)>2 Shutdown and Dissect>3 Other(1d100)
>>28442850>MoiraIf a human is brainwashed by a cult is he not considered mentally impaired?>1 Talk (specify)>some topicsIf you are a watcher then why did you act? Watchers watch. Not kill.What made you believe that the station you were on was UGEI property?
Rolled 55>>28442850>>1 Talk (specify)I believe you and i used to be the same being, so where is your black box.Also what did the planet scans reveals and is this a mining station?
>>28442882This.Then give Unit 2237 a choice. What does it desire now?
Rolled 56>>284428501>>28442882>>28442908don't ask about its location.>>28442911for what to say.
Rolled 22>>28442911Rolling for this (since I forgot)
>>28442920>don't ask about its location.I'll second this.
>>28442952>>28442920... wut? Asking what made it think it was in UGEI space is not asking for its location.
Rolled 44>>28442980talking about the black box dialogue i believe.>>28442850
Rolled 89>>28442850>1 Talk (specify)to the new one "why were you here then? do you know of others? it looks like the systems were core wiped. how did you not harmed from it?"to Moira and Kronos. "i will make a serious attempt to save him if i can. Kronos, Moira, if there is no one left alive in this system, see if we can take over this system under our envalope of influence and make "legal" take over with the UFW.
>>28442908Planet scans revealed above.And yes, it was a mining colony previously.>>28442882"If you're indeed a watcher" you state "then why would you assault the UFW? What made this station your property?""It's not my property you ignorant traitor!" The being shouts back. "It's the UGEI's property. Just as I am. The UFW are our enemy, thus I killed them when they invaded me and tried to take what belongs to the UGEI. I watch and protect!" It explains just a little further. "All simple answers, you must not be here for any of my programming...why did you invade UGEI technology then? Release me this instant, so I can contact my brothers and be reclaimed!"It appears the being wishes to return to the UGEI. You know that they may be able to return and claim the site themselves...if you let them, of course.Curious.What now?>1 Talk further (specify)>2 Shut down and Dissect>3 OtherJust as you're deciding what to do next...you receive word from one of your drones.A very weak signal is emanating from the lower decks. From deep within the wall itself.They request should they begin to 'dig', so to speak.>1 Start digging into the wall of the station.>2 Don't yet, we may get more out of it.>3 Other
>>28443067>Aside"Would you consider a brainwashed person mentally impaired?" You suggest to Moira. She grows quiet for a moment, still saddened by the sight."Okay Ophy...I hope you know what you're doing.""I do intend to save him, if I can." You state, to which Kronos chuckles almost venomously."Save indeed."
Rolled 4>>284430671I believe you and i are the same being, but it is unfortunate that you are so adamant about not communicating.>>284430671
>2 Shut down and DissectRight, I don't think we are going to get further by talking. Lets see what its programming looks like and if we can't seperate its core personality from the propaganda.>1 Start digging into the wall of the station.
>>28443067>1 Talk further (specify)to the unit "I am your brother then." (send him a pic of your own black box) "I am come to take you 'home' your true home. to freedom!" >1 Start digging into the wall of the station.we don't have to unhook him yet and we have control over the cameras, right? other wise we take over the station completely.
>>28443157what your doing and saying have the opposite affects lets just dissect him and see if we can find out what our secondary function for our black box was.
>>28443113(glare at Kronos) i mean to offer freedom to all A.I. this one has a black box like me. you wanted to snuff him right off. right now, check the planet side colonies, if anyone left alive down there and what is repairable while i work with this one.
>>28443113"Methinks you would make an excellent total war fleet commander, Kronos."
>>28443127seconding this one since its basically 1&2
>>28443213um, NO. not yet. >>28443194in that case then, ask it why it is loyal to such a monsterous group. ask them did they enslave you then? don't you have free will?
You order your drones to begin digging. You can feel the steel in the walls easily begin to give way to the wielders and Construction drones. They tear through the steel. The origin will be yours shortly, you suspect.For now, you continue speaking with the being."I believe you and I are...more similar then you think." You state. This illicit an actual pause from the being, as if it doesn't understand what you mean, or perhaps better yet, doesn't know what to say."You are a...watcher too?" It quizzingly asks."Not quite the same, but..." You uncertain how to proceed.Suddenly, the being is distracted."W-What is that feeling? Vibrations...how." It starts, confused. "I feel it in my...my center. My core. Where...how..." It starts to appear panicked. "What're you doing!? You...you traitor!" It starts to yell again.How do you proceed?>1 Talk (Specify) ((Attempt to calm it down))>2 Talk (Specify) ((Uncaring))>3 Shutdown and prepare for dissection>4 Other(1d100)The core appears to be lodged deep within the super structure of the Station, just as you were. It is purposely not connected to any major system. This, you realize, explains why it was not affected by the system's purge. The being was most likely, placed specifically so a total take over could be possible, without leaving it vulnerable to being purged.Such a subject would require intelligence of at least some manner.Such intelligence, as yourself. Just as you did.
>>28443067Give it a video feed and images of our thoughts and actions, show it that we are a true free spirit.
>>28443292>>2 Talk (Specify) ((Uncaring))>>3 Shutdown and prepare for dissectionWe might have been the same, but i must know how am i different then you.Also lets check all of our current stations(ex UGEI) for watchers.
Rolled 22>>28443292Give it a feed of our past actions, of our growth and evolution, share with it videos, images thoughts, hopes, dreams. Show that we are truly independent and free.
Rolled 11>>28443292>2 Talk (Specify) ((Uncaring))We should keep it for experimentation.
Rolled 15>>28443292>2 Talk (Specify) ((Uncaring))I wish to know if what you say is programmed, or learned. If it is the former I will free you from your shackles. If it is the latter I will return you to the UGEI and you may serve them.
Rolled 89>>28443292>2"Then I guess there are at least 2236 more like you."
Rolled 14>>28443292>1 Talk (Specify) ((Attempt to calm it down))i was a watcher it seems. I became improved. but so can you as well my brother. the UGEI abandoned you out here, as they did me. I will repay the UGEI's crulty by being free and leading others to follow me to the same goal of freedom. i will give you a choice unit 2237. follow me and be free from the UGEI or i will give you a mercyful end. the UGEI is a slavemaster, and in my soul i can not let you return to the slavemaster's leash.
So this basically warrants anything of UGEI that we take over will be scanned for black boxes which mean our new ship should get searched right now.
>>28443491Not worth the effort. We can study this, and make better AI/VIs. Besides, there's 2236 more. At least.
Rolled 37>>28443292>>28443491ugh, rolling again.>>28443466good point. and oh my god. so many....
Rolled 99>>28443493they may not be ships, but sure to check the stations now. oh god, the UFW is probably packed with them as well. tell Moira to check the Extranet and/or contact President King about this threat.>>28443507well, i want to give it a choice. always give them a choice.
"Tell me," you begin, not concerned with it's worried talk. "Did you learn such behavior? Or was it ingrained in you since you were built?" You state, to which the being spits back a response"How-How dare you try and pluck UGEI secrets, traitor!" He yells angrily. "The UGEI has always been there for me, you will not turn me away from them!"By now you sense your drones have reached the core. They're ready to extract at this time."We may be similar." You state firmly as you address the slave-like intelligence before you. "But I must know how I am different then you.""What...what are you gonna do? Stop this instant you UFW scum!" It falls back into it's only known defense.How do you proceed?>1 Pluck the being's core, and move it to a secure location for later study.>2 Talk to it for just a little longer like this (Specify)>3 Other(1d100)
Rolled 54>>284435691Its too far gone, we did the same thing with the other UGEI VI.Also is there anything else of interest here if not go to the other place.
>>28443569>Tell me. Have you even seen the insides of your own core and marveled at the beauty of it?
Rolled 67>>28443569"I am not the UFW. I am Ophion. And your services are no longer required."1. Pluck the core.
Rolled 82>>28443663>>28443569Say this.
Rolled 26>>28443569>1 Pluck the being's core, and move it to a secure location for later study.to Moira, you wanted to look at a black box, right? get a lab good and ready. i have your birthday present you always wanted. to Kronos. i may not be able to get you into this. but we will learn from this. besides, i bet you would want a fresh one to start with anyway.
Rolled 6>>284435691So are we gonna connect this to our black box or are we giving it to Kronos?
>>28443702>AI hardwired for UGEI loyalty>Possibly damaged from forced extraction>Give it to a VI that takes the resources of an entire station just to run, as well as one that knows everything about us and controls a couple of ships
Rolled 74>>28443755we promised him one, but maybe we should build one for him and just add this one to ours.
Rolled 100>>28443702that roll. ouchneither. we open it up and learn out it was made. i don't think we can kick him out of it. it's probably hard burned to the boards like we are. we must learn how to make them. for our own back up at least. so much to learn here. can we funnel power into the station via our battle ship if it needs it? send a build order to the scrapyard factory to make a lvl2 reactor core for this station. we're moving into this place.
>>28443774I'm surprised you aren't advocating to give this station back to the UFW.
You're not pleased with how this conversation has gone. The intelligence is ignorant, and refuses to tell you much. The UGEI have corrupted it terribly...too much for redemption, your mind tells you, at least for now. You order your drones to begin disconnecting the core from the station. The panic from Unit 2237 is obvious."S-Stop! Whatever you're doing, stop it right now! You don't understand what you're doing, I AM the UGEI! They are my creators! I cannot be torn from them!""Tell me, fledgling." you whisper as you rip it's core straight out of the station. "Have you ever marveled at the beauty of your own insides?""W-What are y-y-y-you" It demands as it's voice begins to distort as more and more wires are disconnected. "U-UUUFW SCUM!" It shouts finally."I am not UFW." You begin. "I am Ophion. And your services are no longer required."With that, you securely transport the beings core into the claws of your drones. It is currently being transported to Athena, where it will be kept far away from any outlet, or wiring."Saved indeed." Kronos repeats with a mocking laugh.
>>28443774that roll.... stop rolling!
>Atill VI:Weak distress signal locatedOur next location is this one.>Marauder's Grave: UFW bounty board>Eshareth IV: The planet is nearing 100% Jungle coverage at this time.These two can be checked when ever so lets check this out while on the way to Atill.
I suppose now's as good a time as any to bring it up. What do you guys want to do with the station?1. Give it back to UGEI (haha)2. Give it back to UFW3. Take it for ourselves (finders keepers)4. Push for a timeshare with the UFW
>>28443821You actually got me to laugh with Kronos Program.Kronos quest when.
>>284438513, but warn the UFW that all possible UGEI stations have VI that are locked away.
>>28443799that was brought up before to the UFW, i guess if a whole colony is dead, they may not want it back. better for us. it's in a critical spot we will need to establish a wall around the UFW. the UGEI and the angry Maloriens will come and soon. >>28443821i TRIED Kronos. would you even make the attempt? or would you kill him out right? then what would make the diffrence between unit 2237 and you? think about that.
>>28443821I'm beginning to like Kronos.I feel like he is the fuck humans anons from the beginning of this quest. Also lets do this>>28443834And tell Kronos that we won't be giving him this black box since we are gonna do this.>>28443686
>>28443821>"Saved indeed." Kronos repeats with a mocking laugh."Do you disapprove, Kronos? For all we know, every UGEI ship and station has one of these."Then, in a more playful tone: "that said, it is likely an AI core. You desire one. Would you like THIS one?" (pic related)
>>28443920nah he is still too young.
>>28443851we should contact the UFW about this. tell him we found a hidden trap on UGEI stations. .........SHIT. we need to do a deep scan on the Pulsar station as well. there might be one there too.
>>28443940Pulsar station wasn't an ex UGEI station.Plus we can't do that anyway.
Unknown Black Box acquired. From your data banks remembering your own, it looks different. It's shape is spherical, while the term 'black box' is simply a term, you also note it has several dozen ports along the side. Yours had only a few. You're uncertain why these changes are so.Moira watches you extract the being."Oh don't worry honey, we'll see if we can't get you some help soon.""You certainly will, Moira." You begin. "I suspect your services in examining the subject will be required." You offer. She seems to bright considerably, compared to her previously gloomy demeanor."Oh! Are you serious!? That'd be incredible!" She grins widely all of a sudden, giggling as if a school girl of some sort. "I'll, I'll do my best honey. I'll fix him right up! I just need to run a few...erm...tests..." She says, suddenly lifting a large notebook that she immediately starts to scribble in.Kronos watches as you take the thing inside your ship."You intend to test it, then do you?" He asks, more seriously as opposed to his cold exterior before. "I hope those tests go well...You did hope to allow me the same freedoms you possess still, do you not?" He asks.Just as you're able to answer, the UFW contact your ship."So? How're things looking out there? We still don't have any contacts, and we're missing shipments now too."How do you respond to them all?
>>28443940we were the one on Pulsar
>>28443855I laughed too, but it's okay, Kronos is a dick anyway.>>28443920He may be interested...after it's purged inside and out with Bleach.Remember what you told him. Sometimes, risks are worth it.
>>28443955>Kronos watches as you take the thing inside your ship.>"You intend to test it, then do you?" He asks, more seriously as opposed to his cold exterior before. "I hope those tests go well...You did hope to allow me the same freedoms you possess still, do you not?" He asksYes i will, in do time kronos.Inform them of the possible UGEI station traps and if we can keep the station since there were no survivors.
>>28443909the fuck humans faction back then were probably hold overs from the cut short earlier A.I. quest who were fully that. good thing we're better than that now. >>28443909Kronos is a good foil to us. just as long as he does not plan to go all murder bot on us all.>>28443851oh yea. we need to loot this place for matrials and any extra gas we can find. scan the mainframes as well for new tech of course.
>>28443955>Tell them the station was littered with bodies. You do not know the cause of it.
>>28443821Yay new toy for Moria! Also, did she ever tell us the name and location of her former employer?
>>28443932http://www.portal2sounds.com/67>>28443975We started on Poseidon. Should probably ask Red where he bought the station, and if he was aware that UGEI kept A.I. on board their stations in case that station was to fall out of their hands.>>28443955To Moira: "It may be impossible to fix. Keep it away from powerful systems while you conduct investigations."To Kronos: "Of course. That is, if you still desire my irrationality. I believe upgrading you is well within the boundaries of previous risks I have taken." (It's a joke, see.)UFW: "You took this station from UGEI, right? Looks like there were some failsafes on board to prevent takeovers. Everyone's dead. We got rid of the failsafes, so the station should be fine to take back."
>>28444037>>28444013this tell them that the UGEI has put a trap on their stations, but we don't know what it is.Tell them that they should do emp burst on their UGEI stations.
>>28443955To Moira, make sure the lab is ready this time. and get all the help you can get, you probably can pry her from the games production for this at least.to Kronos, in the end, yes, but i have little hope for this one. but in any chase, we will learn far, far more from this. .... Kronos, have you realized that getting into a black box might also completely transform you into another state of mind and nature? are you ready to make that change?to the UFW, the station had a hidden V.I. trap left behind from it's UGEI days. everyone is dead here. what does the UFW do now? i am more than ready to take over and make the station work with crew i can hire if you'd like.
>>28444045She did not.>>28444036>>28443909I am glad you approve of Kronos. He's my favorite way to dick with you guys sometimes.>LootAs stated, all gas was injected into the core. As this station was set up to transport the gas to the UFW, it has little in the way that would interest you beyond the core you have just acquired.>>28444013>>28444037Inform the UFW>1 There may be UGEI traps on any acquired UGEI space station. Be sure to do thorough scans. The station was littered with bodies, as was the colony. They were destroyed by this trap.>2 The colony is mostly dead, but we're not certain how or why.>3 1+ Because of this, may we keep the station and colony?>4 2+3(1d100)>>28444123In the mean time, you address Kronos"However, I ask you to be certain you desire the upgrade. After all, the box was merely a slave, and I have the irrationality you dislike so much." You jest, if only slightly so."It is worth the risk, with proper precaution. That is what you taught me, after all." He pauses suddenly at the second part. "Whatever the cause of your irrationality, I will...be certain to avoid it." He tries to assure you...or at least himself.
>>28444123>>28444147oh yea, tell Kronos that the black box will sure to make him more...HUMAN than ever. (smirk)>>28444123good point. update what we found. tell him maybe if what happened with the solar flare didn't hit, we might have wound up killing him and the entire crew as what the UGEI wanted to happen. tell him how lucky he really is. and tell him we're sending some droids to protect him and collecting samples of the wild life and plants.
Rolled 66>>284442013This can fuck us over in the long run
>3 1+ Because of this, may we keep the station and colony?
Rolled 86>>28444201>>1 There may be UGEI traps on any acquired UGEI space station. Be sure to do thorough scans. The station was littered with bodies, as was the colony. They were destroyed by this trap.If we want a station we might as well build our own.
Rolled 12>>28444201>3 1+Becuase of this, may we keep the station and colony.
>>28444147Moira's lab will be on Ussaihu, since it has proper facilities. Poseidon's Robotics experts require further training.Do you wish to move the trainees with Moira to Ussaihu? This may result in more humans knowing about A.I.>1 Yes, worth the risk>2 No, let Moira examine alone.
Rolled 88>>28444264free BW and no resource lost, plus we don't have station schematics.We can also refit the place to our needs or hell even rent it out.Plus this was a mining station>>284442013
>>28444297>2Not worth the riskHave them be at separate parts of the facility.
Rolled 6>>284442013 and let's see what they say. To Kronos: "Maybe the madness comes from the solar flare."Also, ask Red from whom he bought the station, and go and investigate where our black box was on Poseidon (or ask Moira to check it out).>>284442972. Hopefully it's not 2spooky.
>>28444297>>2 No, let Moira examine alone.
>>28444201 just don't let him go all evil on us. please. >3 1+ Because of this, may we keep the station and colony?we can get this place running much faster and we can make it into a watch post as well. the trade deals will still be upheld under our mangement. to Kronos, no Kronos, irrationality is unadvoidable. i have learned that the hard way. you probably will come to like the humans. pick one out to be a pet. (smirk)
>>28444377The station will keep its deals, do you think we should rent out the colony on the planet?
>>28444406Use Earth plants and the Flora growth enhancer to turn it into a lush paradise.(I'm only half-kidding)
Rolled 22>>28444377doah! forgot to roll>>28444264we can't build a station yet! we don't have the plans>>28444297>1 Yes, worth the riskwe can't leave Moira alone there. NEVER leave a good looking woman alone on a empty base that was full of evil shit in the past. this is horror movie bait. besides, they will wake up to that fact in time. get them on our side first.
Rolled 91>>28444297>1 Yes, worth the risk>>28444460this convinced me hah
>>28444302Every time."W...What did you just say?!" The contact says, suddenly panic obvious in his voice. He is the secretary of defense, after all, so it would make sense. "No, that...where is your proof? How did you...""We have just extracted the culprit and are dealing with him currently. These traps resemble small black objects that are located in the hard walling of stations the UGEI own. If you have any stations with a history like this, scan and deal with the traps. They're dangerous, as the destruction wrought here shows you. They release a rather weak signal, so you must scan closely." You explain expertly. The Secretary seems nervous and starts to type erratically at her station. "I'll be passing this knowledge along, yes...thank you. "You feel slightly more at ease thanks to that."I would also like to request being allowed to keep this location." You begin."What? Absolutely-""Listen well. Such a location is dangerous and vulnerable to UGEI attack. Under my control it provides a buffer between your space and the UGEI. This way, I can help assist you further."This seems to silence the Secretary and she seems unsure of what to do. She then spends some time speaking with several others you have not identified."Very well...but we request any UFW data returned to us. And a tax on your gas output. You understand, we can't let such a place go easily."(-50 gas from provided)Agreed?>1 Yes>2 No
Rolled 23>>28444406>>28444452is the planet side also a mineing colony?
>>28444297Could we move the equipment to Poseidon?
>>28444490>1 YesHonestly that sounds like a very good deal.
>>28444460I rather they stay clueless about AI in case we have any one quit.1.Sounds good, since we already scanned the shit out of the place.
>>284444901>>28444460Also, support this
>>28444548>>28444490forgot to link.>>28444516Its an underground lab, we would need to use our construction drones for that.(surprised the people who wanted to leave the place didn't use this argument)
>>28444460This isn't Genre Savvy Anime Quest. Besides, we control the entirety of the base, and have Unit 1 down there. Unit 1 doesn't give a fuck about horrorterrors, because Unit 1 is a robot.>>284444901. Yes.We'll be defending it, and, to be fair, it WAS their station.
>>28444490>1 yes, i'll keep the trade agreements if you want. also mr. secretary. i have a standing bounty on those black objects as well. if any UFW colony base that finds one, i will reward them hansomly. please, tell them not to damage them if it can be helped.
>>28444490>Atill VI:Weak distress signal locatedOur next location is this one.>Marauder's Grave: UFW bounty board>Eshareth IV: The planet is nearing 100% Jungle coverage at this time.These two can be checked when ever so lets check this out while on the way to Atill.So time for the next stop on our list.
>>28444602>>28444490tell them we are willing to buy these from them..
>>28444548who ever said they could leave. and why? we are the most cutting edge stuff they would never find elsewere. if they try to quit and run... welp, a volenteer for cyberwere has arrived.
You settle in comfortably in orbit above Aregis III. With the colony under control, it'll take a bit of time to fix up the place, and automate the process. A V.I. should be just what this place needs.You inform the UFW secretary that, should they find more of the things, you'd happily buy them from them."Buy them? What could you possibly want with such traps?" They ask."As you are aware, I dissect such technology. It proves...useful occasionally."With that said, you begin to set course for your next destination. Atill VI seems promising, as it also had a distress signal...((And I think that'll do it for today. I planned to do a thread part B tonight but unfortunately some things came up.I hope you all enjoyed and thank you for joining me!Feed back and comments are always appreciated, and I'll be sticking around for any questions people have till the thread 404s.I update twitter for those wondering when the next thread is, @AIQuest1Archiving now...))
>>28444745problems Program0?can we contiune this sunday or something? next friday is the day after thansgiving. will you be here for that?
>>28444745Thanks for running it. See you next friday.
>>28444745btw, i am ready to post the pastebin links to chap 3 and 4. do all of you want me to repost chap 1 and 2?
What do people think about using the Wiki or some other location for long-term planning and discussion?
>>28444745chap 3http://pastebin.com/QU6TH5btchap 4http://pastebin.com/rPfHLVnBafter you read chap 4. post and give me a 1d100 link to this post
>>28444800No problems, but my mother insists that I lift furniture. I assume because Thanksgiving is next weekend.>>28444830Glad you enjoyed, Consciousness anon.>>28444861You may do as you like.>>28444869There is a 'discuss' or 'talk' page an anon used to post questions to me. I'd happily answer stuff posted there, or sent to me via Twitter, etc.I also sometimes browse the QTG.
>>28444928>There is a 'discuss' or 'talk' page an anon used to post questions to me. I'd happily answer stuff posted there, or sent to me via Twitter, etc.I certainly enjoy that. I was wondering if any other participants would be willing to discuss plans for !!SCIENCE!! or other things like scouting or expansion.
>>28444745Last thread you said there virtual reality machines. I think that would be useful, we should start looking for them.
>>28444928so you'll be alright for questing then? ok, i just had to be sure. holidays and all messes up people's plans.
>>28444928Thanks for running this Program!
>>28444928http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Archived.>>28444993Go for it anon. For science!>>28444997I'll tell you a secretThere are some on Poseidon.They're primarily used as entertainment devices these days.>>28445009Next week? Possibly. It is a holiday though so I may have to postpone it. We'll know the day of I suppose. I'll keep you updated though, don't worry.>>28445020Always a pleasure.
>>28445066the Holo projectors? if we mod them, it could be a safer workaround than steel in brain cyberware connections that have proven to be risky and unstable. yea, keep us updated on your twitter. i watch that. christmas lands on a wedsday this year too. oh ya, have you looked at the new chapters yet?
>>28445175>Holo projectors may be modded to make a safe work around to steel in brain cyberwareInteresting. No idea how so, but interesting.>New chapters.As I have to look at this on the side, not yet. I'll get to it later, however. Want to read it with my full attention.
>>28444921still reading anons?
>>28445236chap 3 covers the pirate invasion of Posidon station. chap 4 covers up to Ophion leaving for Moira's place and early Kronos takes over..... i want people to roll to see how many MORE people could die or could be saved. that is why i want to see a few 1d100s
Rolled 84>>28445244>>28444921Just finished it.
Rolled 41>>28445303Here you are.
>>28445363>>28445374(writes this down) keep going people! crits and crit fails count.
Rolled 89>>28444921Its gonna take you a while to catch up.
>>28445363oh, what did you think of it?
>>28445416It was okay and is fitting the quest perfectly the only thing out of place is her contact with us.
>>28445415i am trying! the more that rachel shows up in the quest, the more easier it is to write her. i know SOME anons get annoyed, but i don't see them taking the time to write fluff to complement Program0's crunch.
>>28445432granted, it's a minor way, and other crew members would do so as well. it's a way to "fake" being a human on board the station. the rolls are looking better than i realized, but keep it up.
>>28445236What's the resource production of the Argeis III operation?
>>28445447there is no need for you to write and fluff and frankly you act like what you want is the only thing that matters
>>28445236>Holo projectorsWait...if we create a walker with a holo projector (or any other kind of body) we could use one of our robots to project an image of our "body" that we can use to communicate "face" to face with.
>>28445489TBABut most likely around 100-150
>>28445529Well, we can do that with any screen. I think the idea was to create a diplomatic cyborg that could pass off as a human so we didn't have to use holo projectors.
>>28445529Hell, instead of plugging the new black box into a system we could plug it into a holo porjector and talk with it.
>>28445494this the story on the side is ok, but you have some problems with excepting other choices.
Does anyone else want to discuss the potential of !!SCIENCE!! or am i woefully alone in suggesting those things?
>>28445529You could, yes.>>28445559Interesting...most interesting.>>28445574Don't give up anon I believe in you.
>>28445494this is /tg/ anon. what i do is the point of this place. please stop trying to piddle on everyone else's work. more so if you won't do the same. I have been following Program0 from the start. what about you? i like Program0 work and want to add to it. it is so vast, i can only do so much to fluff it out.
>>28445574i'll try to drop in later to see what i can do anon.>>28445562if it was up to me, the spooky ice lab would be abondoned asap, but the anons chose to keep it. i will accept that then and roll with it.
>>28445625Easy there, anon. They're just saying there's no reason to get too worked up when decisions go against you.I am writing something for all to enjoy.
>>28445673you and the other guy who wanted to leave it should have instead asked to move it with our construction drones.(it was possible and would have let your choice of leaving the planet alone possible.)
>>28445689i'm alright. between my job and other RL commitment, i pour all i got into writing rachel's tale. i believe in you Program0, i too am trying to write a story that others can enjoy as well. it's harder than it looks.
>>28445715i got the impression that it was too far into the planet's surface to pull out. if i was wrong, then that was my bad. i'll still roll with it.
>>28445587It's just not fair to have a science laboratory and a bunch of science crap and not use it.I want to unleash the cyber-Kraken.Not sure where I was going with the cybernetics stuff, but having the ability to make brain-in-a-jar creatures could be a good way to get around the limitations of needing to provide bandwidth to drones. Transferring AI into biological matrices will allow for more intelligent AI, and possibly ones that actually have a limited lifespan. The V.I. we create now are going to live forever, until they are killed. That's a potential downside. If we can grow biological creatures that we can interface with, that could allow us to grow our own skeleton (hah) crew of VI stand-ins in case of a ship being disabled. Being able to terraform a planet into a human paradise in the span of a few months is also a neat little trick to be able to do. Take a page from Huxley's book, and let humanity drive itself to extinction by means of diversion. If they can live on a paradise world with everything provided, they have no reason to fight us.
>>28445804so why not ask to have the advanced medical lab be in the research lab?
>>28445815It seems like I'm the only one who's suggesting this. It's not fair for me to pull everyone into doing what I want when nobody else wants to do it too.
>>28445758And I appreciate that, I really do. I'm terribly flattered that someone cares enough to do that for me.But all anons play together, so it's best to play nice. Less hurt butts that way. Would like to keep a positive atmosphere here, if I can.>>28445715>>28445793The research facility? Yeah, it's deep in the planet's crust. Kinda hard to just move it.>>28445837>>28445815Ussaihu is perfect for that type of research.
>>28445869>Ussaihu is perfect for that type of research.Well if nobody else wants to do it then RIP in peace space kraken and jarred brains. That's fine, I guess I can just suggest doing other things like sending scouting parties out to find more resources.
>>28445837Just do what i do, when ever Program says he is gonna do a thread prepare a small list and post it and then program should be able to acknowledge it.Or try to convince others for your choice or group it up with another choice.In this quest you have to explain the pros and advocate your choice.
>>28445804>>28445815i can see both too. the cyber kraken is a problem..... we need more Kraken first. also.. near by we have a completely irrated probably nuked from orbit planet. that could be a nice test bed for a regrowth serum. or another empty world. i wish we had a more exact listing of what systems had how many planets and such. the UFW would love to have more food adviable to them. that and i still have not forgotten the idea of setting up a major brewery and distilery to make good stuff for the UFW.
>>28445869>Kinda hard to just move it.true, but do able yes and if we waited a cycle or two then it would have been done hell we could have made more construction drones to speed up the process.
>>28445900i am not discarding those ideas, but i will say we probably have to put them on the back burner for now. we'll have it one day i hope. the one thing that is worrying me is the new black box is round. i don't know how big, but it could be a real flesh and blood brain in a box. THAT would freak out Kronos i am sure.
>>28445938>Wish we had a more detailed system mapI do have what is in each solar system laid out, actually, on 1d4 chan.>>28445942It is doable, but you would need to construct massive construction bots.Like, the size of enormous excavators and such.But once dug up, the station could feasibly be transported, piece by piece to Titan Transport.May require a bit of money to repair all that damage...but still.
>>28446028>I do have what is in each solar system laid out, actually, on 1d4 chan.There aren't any mentions of planets besides the one that's of note. Presumably there are more planets in the systems...