Okay, in response to some concerns last thread, I revised the roll system and wrote it down in the pastebin. Consult that for future reference.Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=gundam+build+fighters+questOther Quests:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Quest (complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Pararescue%20Witches (Hiatus)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com /archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Hunter%20Quest (Running)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20Quest (Running)Characters and Gunpla: http://pastebin.com/B03Vx1JuBefore we start off the quest proper, there's one thing we need to take care of. It's come to my attention that a large amount of people aren't happy with the choice of team name, so I'll be putting up one final vote with some pre-generated choices. If you want it changed, this is your last chance.>Gunpla Reform League>Gunpla Union Group>Black Fang>Gunpla Alliance>8th Gunpla Team>Gunpla san Frontieres>Other
>>31719178>It's come to my attention that a large amount of people aren't happy with the choice of team name>large amountI would like to see where this large amount is.I say fucking keep it.
>>31719178>8th Gunpla Team
>>31719178what no one said anything
>>31719178I like Sorcerers. I don't give a shit.
>>31719178>ScourersI don't really care. When did this happen. it quieted down and no one complained afterwards did they?
>>31719178>>31719224Seconding this. There's like one, two people at most bitching about it last thread.Keep the name.
>>31719178Keep it as:>SorcerorsOh, and before I forget; for those who haven't seen it here's a hint:So have you found a reason to fight, Buddy?
>>31719224>>31719261Mostly through a combination of Twitter PMs, IRC chat, and some posts in one of the QTGs aimed at me. It seemed like this was the best compromise.
>>31719178>Outer HeavenAlso fuck Ihave to leave in half an hour for MtG...
>>31719305fuck them keep the name!
>>31719178have you been going on QTG you know they are a den of scum
>>31719305So whiny bitches that can't say anything in the thread then or not around to vote when it matters? Fuck them.
>>31719305Just some idiots bitching.Keep the name and get the show on the road.
>>31719305dude if they did not say anything in the thead then they can fuck off
>>31719286We're going to add the Core Block System to our GM?I can dig it
>>31719326is that glock for a GM?
>>31719178>>OtherAnything other then Sorcerers.
>>31719394Considering that blowing up the cockpit hasn't shown to affect MSs in GBF that much, it doesn't make much sense.A backpack fighter would be better. Unless we're going with the late UC style core fighters.
>>31719305Merc I have a question that has been bothering.I'm not a full expert on Gundam but the Recoiless rifle is a beam weapon right?I also looked at the Ball from 08th gundam and it uses machines guns.Are the autocannon a beam weapon or one that uses solid ammunition?
>http://pastebin.com/B03Vx1Ju>Conversely, critical failures occur if all three rolls do not meet the DC, or if they are all lower than your opponent's lowest roll.Okay that's a lot more clearer. Thank you Merc for clearing that up.
>>31719473They're both solid shell weapons. Also, the K Ball (The one from 08th) doesn't have machine guns, it has a pair of 180mm cannons.
>>31719433But our balls can do the same thing and we have two of them
>>31719473Beam weapons will almost always specifically have the word "Beam" in them. Recoilless rifles are a real weapon used today. You should look i tup.
>>31719523Right. Which means we don't need a core block fighter.
>>31719521So is it safe to say that the autocannons from the K-Ball are similar to have of our Juggler
>>31719540I knew about it though the one thing that bothered me is that they were either a kind of one shot weapon or had to put in a new round before firing (I'm thinking on the older ones, the new ones may be different). Not to mention it's gundamThe ones on Igloo looked beamish so that what was what brought the question.
>>31719476Also, I would be correct in guessing that this set of rolls would not have counted as a crit-fail last thread under these rules, correct?>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/31570087/#p31577157>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/31570087/#p31577247I know someone out there is going to say something, but listen I'm not looking to overturn anything or something stupid like that. What's happen has happen. I'm just making sure I got this worked out in my head right.
>>31719178>Okay, so it looks like nobody really wants to change the team name, so we'll just continue the quest as planned.You are JACK FOULKE, an amateur Gunpla Fighter with dreams to make your own mark on the Gunpla battle scene!You've just recently joined a newly formed Gunpla Team for your school, the Sorcerers. As something of a breaking in period, you pitted yourself against your very own team captain and her Gunpla, the Obsidian Overflag. While you had won that fight, you had only done so just barely.Lying on your bed, you look up at the ceiling and sigh. You mind kept going back to that one fight, endlessly replaying it as you tried to figure out what you could have done better. While you did win, your GM Juggler got pretty messed up, losing an arm and suffering all sorts of damage. Not to mention, both of your Balls had been cut to pieces. For the longest time, you felt your GM Juggler was just fine the way it was, but after that fight, and seeing all the cool mods your friends and teammates had for their own Gunpla, it really made you think...You wake up the next morning, a bit earlier than usual. >Head for the hobby shop. You can do a few quick repairs and maybe ask Mason about upgrades.>Head straight for school. Don't want to risk being late on your second day.>Other
>>31719708>Head straight for school. Don't want to risk being late on your second day.Let's ask our friends for suggestions.
>>31719676Yes, under the current rules, that would not have been a crit fail. That was a minor failing on my part.
>>31719708>>Head straight for school. Don't want to risk being late on your second day.We can do the repairs in school!
>>31719708>Head straight for school. Don't want to risk being late on your second day.We can do the repairs in our club room after school. As for upgrades, we can bounce ideas off our friends.
>>31719708>Head for the hobby shop. You can do a few quick repairs and maybe ask Mason about upgrades.rules are usually lax the first week anyway
>>31719708>>Head for the hobby shop. You can do a few quick repairs and maybe ask Mason about upgrades.
>>31719708>Head for the hobby shop. You can do a few quick repairs and maybe ask Mason about upgrades.This is more important. A weak Gunpla is a weak soul.
>>31719708>Head straight for school. Don't want to risk being late on your second day.Maybe a upgrade to a Rick Dom Juggler!I won't give up on my Dom Love!
>>31719737All good. Thanks Merc for answering.
>>31719814Would you be willing to compromise and make a Powered GM Juggler? The Powered GM is basically the Federation's Dom, and that way we don't have to get an entirely new Gunpla.
>>31719708>Head for the hobby shop. You can do a few quick repairs and maybe ask Mason about upgrades.
>>31719708>>Head straight for school. Don't want to risk being late on your second day.
>>31719869The Powered GM just isn't as sexy...But yes upgrading pass the base line GM is a must.
>>31719956and no balls on the next MS we get funnels or bits
>>31720061But our sister will be mad
>>31720095Pff. She'll live.
>>31720095we will still have the damn GM
>>31720155bits and funnels are way better since they are way harder to hit
>>31720155Because everything doesn't need balls. We can have the Juggler, but we should also keep other suits.
I wanted to make an ancronym for the club that was reminiscent of the AEUG, but I couldn't make the acronym work without it being unpronouncable.Feels bad, mang.
>>31720202True. Though as I recall the idea with using the Balls is that they're big enough to mount more complicated equipment than a funnel can. So we'll lose some versatility if we go for funnels. It'll require more micro-management, too.
>>31720061>>31720095>>31720155Funnels, Balls, and Planet Defensors! If we can kitbash a more powerful reactor onto the Balls, they may be able to support Planet Defensors.
>>31720222All Enthusiasts of United Gunpla
>>31720202Balls are love, balls are life.Balls can also mount beam shields, heavy weapons and i-fields that funnels can't.
>>31720231no people just had a hard on for balls but with bits and funnels we can have way more then two
Isn't that from the game where that guy picks Big Zam for every single fight?Oooh, Big Zam!
>>31720061No.The Ball can strap more equipment then a funnel or bit. Also once we increase the AI, it will be even better
...running three quests at once? You crazy, Merc.
>Foulke is supposed to stand for freedom and creativity>see posts saying things like "Grunts only" or "must have balls" here and the last threadIs the hypocrisy IC for the mid season epiphany after we lose to the rival or is anons just being anons?
>>31720231We can also mount planet defensors on the balls.Balls can deploy funnels.
>>31720304How mobile are Funnels compared to Balls?
Wait... Can we have balls mount funnels that way we have a mini carrier fleet?I have no idea how any of this stuff works. Or what Funnels are. Best guess would be little flying weapon platforms..
>>31720337Idiots being Idiots.
>>31719708You decide to head straight to school. Maybe you could bounce ideas off your teammates. "Heeeeey, Jack!" Holly waves as you come down the stairs. "I heard you joined a Gunpla team!""That I did." You nod as you grab some toast and eggs that Mom had prepared for the both of you. "Nothing too exciting, really.""I'm just really jealous! They don't let us form teams in middle school! It's downright unfair!" Holly pouts."Well, I'm sure it's because they want you to focus on your studies." You smirk. "For such a smart grades, you had awfully bad grades last year.""T-that's because the stupid standardized testing can't accurately gauge my superior intellect!" Holly responds."Uh huh, and that had nothing to do with staying up till 3am fiddling with your Balls.""S-shut up!"Laughing, you finish up your breakfast and grab your backpack, making sure Holly does the same. You tell her about the fight you had with Karen yesterday, and Holly starts getting made over you getting your Balls destroyed."It's like you treat them as disposable drones!" She glares at you."Ummm... that's because that's what they are?" You blink."They're your COMRADES!" Holly continues to chastise you. "They risk their lives for you! They at least deserve some respect!""Okay, okay!" You roll your eyes.(cont)
>>31720338Funnel deploying Balls.I like this idea.We can use the Mine deploying Ball to launch the bits or funnels
>>31720352of course we canbits and funnel advocates just need to start thinking with balls
>>31720337Anon has a grunt suit fetish.
>>31720352Yes. Funnels are little drone craft carried by mobile suits, usually controlled via mental link. They're called that because the originals used a design of a gun with a bunch of thruster nozzles at the base, making it funnel-shaped.
>>31720377At this point, you run into Lucina, who of course was waiting for your arrival."Hey, Lucina.""Hey Jack." Lucina nods. "How's your Juggler doing?""Oh, it's fine. I just need to pop the arm back and and glue the Balls back together and they'll be right as rain." You shrug. "Ah, good." Lucina smiles. "That fight with Karen's erm... what was it called again?""The Overflag." You roll your eyes. Lucina was pretty much everything you could as for in a friend. Smart, attractive, physical fit, but she had one failing......she basically knew nothing about Gundam lore. Being in honors classes and sports teams made it so she didn't really have time to catch up on the series, and even then, you have the suspicion she wasn't really interested in it anyways. She was really in it for the battling, mostly.>Don't worry, it's a common misunderstanding to make.>You know, you really should at least watch a few Gundam series.>Other
>>31720352Pretty much, they're basically remote drones/weapons controlled by Newtype psychic powers.Because nuclear reactors in this setting also act as jamming devices, and make traditional control methods impossible.
>>31720391NO! NO MORE BALLS! NO MORE!!
>>31720411>>You know, you really should at least watch a few Gundam series.
>>31720411>>You know, you really should at least watch a few Gundam series.>>OtherWe'll watch it with you and explain what you don't understand
>>31720411>>Don't worry, it's a common misunderstanding to make."They're actually really cool though. Maybe you'll want to watch S1 of 00 with me? First season's pretty good."
>>31720411>Don't worry, it's a common misunderstanding to make.>Otherloan her your 0079 trilogy movie set, she give it back when ever.I didn't care for 00
>>31720391Not everything needs fucking balls. We can easily have two or three MS for different situations, to make the Balls Fans, Funnel Fans and Other Fans happy.
>>31720411>Don't worry, it's a common misunderstanding to make.Ultimately, it doesn't matter if she knows the franchise. What's important is that she has fun with it. Though she should at least know the series her own Gunpla comes from.
>>31720479Nope we are sticking balls on everything
>>31720491This means she's ignorant to the greatness of Ramba Ral.This cannont stand!
>>31720479But using balls as equipment containers/carriers is faster, cheaper and easier.We also keep our base MS which means we can focus all our upgrades on it while we swap out different balls with different equipment for different fights.
>>31720495Can we at least shrink the Balls down to standard funnel size so we can mount more of them? I feel like people would be less inclined to make dumb jokes if the Balls weren't such a major part of the Juggler's visual design.
>>31720479Well, it wouldn't hurt to try out some different suits and loadouts as long as it doesn't hurt our intrepid protagonist's wallet too badly.>>31720530Are we going to invent the first Omni-Suit?
>>31720538It would also be more fitting to the name. It's a poor Juggler who only uses two balls.
>>31720530>But using balls as equipment containers/carriers is faster, cheaper and easier.Actually, it's faster, cheaper and easier to use the type of equipment containers that the Kampfer Amazing has.You just want to stick balls on everything to keep pushing one goddamn joke that's getting annoying.
>>31720411>You know, you really should at least watch a few Gundam series."One does not care to acknowledge the mistakes of one’s youth."
>>31720411>Don't worry, it's a common misunderstanding to make.
>>31720530STOP WITH THE BALLS! YOU KILLED THE JOKE
>Our sister sits up til 3AM on school nights messing with her balls>Balls are people>Our sisters general love for ballsThis has yet to get old when it's done in character.
>>31720406See, I don't get the grunt suit fetish.I mean, I support the idea of mopping the floor with the elitist "GUNDAMS ONLY, FINAL DESTINATION" Gunpla Club using a modified "Grunt" unit to prove a point.Jack, as a character, should grow beyond the boundary of limiting himself to grunts. I'm not saying he should jump straight into Gundams, but perhaps Ace Custom units, or non-Gundam prototype units, or high-end limited production Mobile Suits?I at least want to see him CONSIDER building a Zeta Plus, as it's essentially a Gundam in name only, AND it was mass produced... sort of.
>>31720568Maybe something like the Regenerate from SEED Astray? A mobile suit made out of funnels, so that parts can swap in and out as needed. The Regenerate just used it for self-repairs, but we could extend it to a mobile suit that can reassemble itself to fit any situation. Sort of like that old show Cubix. Does anyone remember that? Pretty dumb, but the main robot was cool.
>>31720645Honestly, for what we're pushing it fits the character to build cool stuff. I'd like to see a customized Proto-Gundam, or something from Late UC.
>>31720530But there's plenty of situations where Balls, being large and somewhat unwieldy, would provide little benefit. Of course, it'd be easy enough to remove them from your gunpla in that case.Also, does anyone have that one fake chart listing increasingly ridiculous Ball upgrades(i.e. a bunch of submersibles, Char and Amuro customs, one modified to look like a shuttlecock), with the final upgrade just being a cubic pod called the "Dice"?
>>31720645I haven't watched Gundam Build Fighters yet, but since there's a large range of flexibility with building the suits, can't we make a heavily-modded Ace Custom out of any type of suit so long as we spend enough time and effort building one as such?
>>31720581Not really.You see the Kampfer amazing is also limited by the equipment it can carry up to a max load without affecting its mobility.We go in with mobile weapon container/loadout balls, they can seperate from us immediately, giving us a better thrust to weight ratio, agility and an automatic 3 on 1 in a versus fight so as to out maneuver our opponents.If we create packs for the balls, I-Field packs, Long range packs, CQB packs, etc. We can swap them on the fly with balls using the appropriate equipment which means we can constantly change against the foe we're fighting against, keeping up the pressure and always bringing something new to trip them up.All this without being overly weighed down by too much equipment.
>>31720668what up mah Feddies?pop pop popmaking zeeks drop
>>31720704NEXT SUIT RIGHT HERE!
>>31720411>You know, you really should at least watch a few Gundam series.>>31720449This as well
>>31720698It didn't seem to be adversely effected when he doubled the number of equipment carriers, effectively doubling the amount of weight his MS was carrying. So I doubt it matters that much in Gunpla Battle.
>>31720786Well.He did drop the gatling gun immediately when he got hit.And before that how often did the Meijin get hit?
>>31720645The grunt suit obsession, as I see it, comes from the fact that a lot of the designs are honestly quite cool. And yet, being grunts, they get neglected. The protagonist isn't piloting one, so who cares if it gets cool scenes? It's a natural desire when making your own to let the grunts have their day in the limelight. But limited-production mobile suits fall into that category of "would have been nice to get more attention" as well, so we should really expand our options. I would entirely support a customized Zeta Plus. Or a ReZel, or Nero, or any of the other mobile suits that are only not considered Gundams because they don't have the right hat.
>>31720411>You know, you really should at least watch a few Gundam series.He can always just watch some series with her. I remember watching gundam wing with friends. It was always a good thing
>>31720691Fair enough, but still... I don't want to be saddled with -just- some sort of GM variant because some Anons can't hide their boner for grunt suits. Granted, a lot of grunt suits ARE sexy as fuck, but there are some sexy Gundams from the shows themselves, as well as from MSVs that should get some love, too.Like this sexy bastard.
>>31720810That was more due to the fact that he didn't know where the enemy was, and then got his ass sniped. And even for getting sniped, he still reacted fast as fuck, since that should have been a kill shot that only got his pod.
>>31720411>>You know, you really should at least watch a few Gundam series.I love the weekend. Time for Gunpla
>>31720893>MS based off WoW armorI love it!
Lets worry about what's on our plate for now before we all start bitching and moaning about X suit or Y upgrades.
>>31720411"You know, you really could stand to at least watch a series or two." You suggest. "I mean, it'd be a great way to know a little more about your own Gunpla, honestly. Heck, I can even bring my hard drive over we can watch it together."Lucina blinks and her lips purse into a slight smile. "Thanks, I'll think about it.""Ooooooh!" Holly snickers. "Jack and Lucy, sitting in a tree, K-I-S-""Quiet, you're still too young for that sort of thing." You say, flicking Holly in the forehead."Ow!" She whimpers. "Meanie!""You should abuse your little sister like that, Jack." Lucina says."Oh, you're taking HER side in this?" You roll your eyes.You finally reach the school grounds. Splitting up with Holly, you and Lucina head for homeroom. If you remember correctly, Karen and Jake were both Sophomores so they would be taking different classes from you. However, you had homeroom with Mac, Lucina, and Amy.Of course, classes just sort of whizz by. You're too busy jotting down notes and trying to absorb lessons to really be able to talk to you friends in class, though you suppose that the teachers were doing this deliberately to make sure students wouldn't goof off during class. It also didn't help that the teachers kept their eyes on you all like hawks.However, finally, lunch period rolls over, and everybody storms out of the class rooms. You, Mac, Lucina, and Amy end up in line at the cafeteria, waiting for food."So guys, anything new going on?" You ask."Right! Karen said you're all free to stop by the team room if you wish!" Amy says. "You know, if you want a practice battle or to tweak your Gunpla or something like that. ""I heard they run Gunpla fights during lunch, too, in the gym." Mac adds in. "Might be a good way to scope out the competition.">Head to the team room.>Check out the gym.>Other
>>31720844Later grunt suits like the Jegan or limited production units like the Rick Dias, Gaplant or anything from Advance of Zeta wouldn't be too limiting.
>>31721013>Check out the gym.
>>31721013>Head to the team room.fix him up, maybe a tweak or twoK Type Balls
Ack, I missed this quest going up!
>>31721019I could get behind a Woundwort. That would be fun.
>>31721013>gymLets observe... then metagame.
>>31721013>Head to the team room.Just for repairs though. Scope out the gym immediately afterwards.
>>31721013>>Check out the gym.we must see what we are facing and how many strike freedoms we must kill.....
>>31721013>Head to the team room.
>>31721013>Head to the team room.Juggler's still a mess
>>31721013Check out the gym.
>>31721074What about Sisquiede?
>>31721013>>Head to the team roomWe need to repair our GM
>>31721013>>Head to the team room.Fix up our balls, meet up with our teammates.
>>31721013>Check out the gym.Let's scope out the competition.
>wanting to fix our suit>Not wanting to see what the enemy is using THEN fix and adjust our suit accordingly
>>31721074Seeing how Merc likes to have crossover characters I wouldn't be surprised if he's saving the Titan test Team suits for the Not!Black Hares
>>31721112Damn, that's huge.
>>31721013>"You should abuse your little sister like that, Jack."
>>31721089Not sure if Jack picked up any spare parts though
>>31721166I-Field Launcher is the best gun. It's got an I-Field built in, can be used like a long beam rifle, and a mega particle rifle. The suit itself also has a boost system too, it's really a great suit.
>>31721112If we're doing monoeye Gundams I'd prefer the Dezpada. I like it's goofy shoulder-shields. Plus it would mean we'd have an excuse to build the Tera S'ono, and I want to see how that translated to Gunpla Battle.
what other kind of shield mounted weapons are there?
>>31721177So what she's saying is we should hit our sister more. Got it.I'm glad I wasn't the only one to notice that.
>>31721013>>Head to the team room.Repairs and mod planning.
>>31721232Missiles, mine-launchers, railguns, beam blades...the possibilities are endless. What sort of shield do you want? Because somewhere out there, there's a mobile suit that has it.
>>31721234dat feel when you'll never create a group of sisters you can abuse
>>31721211I don't mind the Dezpada either, I'm just more of a fan of the Sisquiede. And the Sisquiede is more able to handle itself on it's own, since the System Fafnir needs the Tera S'ono. Then again, we could always build all three. Or see if we can find a way to combine the Sisquiede and Dezpada to keep the strengths of both.
>>31721112Just get me that gun.
>>31721318Get me two.And shoulder mount them.
>>31721232Too bad we can't make our suit like Megas.
>>31721334>Get me two.Sounds good..>And shoulder mount them.Might be a bit top heavy, save the shoulders for missile launchers.
>>31721337We can.And we should.Neo-Switzerland, ho!
Best Idea.We build and customize a Ryofu Tallgeese, and then get a mask/disguise shades and go around busting into other people's Gunpla Battles.
>>31721376We could always use them instead of arms... then we could have two AND a shitload of launchers.I mean, who needs limbs anyway?
>>31721232Shield weapons? Gyan is your Gyan...
>>31721318Why not shift the ammo back a bit, and attach a large bladed bayonet going along the length of barrel, and attach a handle to the rear of the gun? That way, we can use it like a lance, a gun, and a two handed sword?
>>31721376We could replace the I-field generator with one of the smaller ones from later in the UC. Model it after the ones the Crossbone X-3 has. Give us three of them, though, so we don't get the cooldown issues.
>>31721414But we need limbs to hold our beam saber. We like that thing.
>>31721334Too top heavy, too energy intensive.
>>31721414Anyone who wants to win at Gunpla battle. Because it always comes down to the two suits punching the shit out of each other, then the Build Strike using Build Knuckle to win.
>>31721414No, we need arms to hold two DUAL-gatling versions.
>>31721013"Let's head to the team room once we get our food." You say. "I need to get my Juggler tuned up, anyways."The others nod at your suggestion. You finally reach the food line, and sigh when you see a lot of the best stuff has already been taken. From what you understand, in order to prevent a stampede, upper classmen were let out of class slightly earlier for lunch, which meant they almost always got best pick. However, high ranked Gunpla teams also qualified for that as well.Something to think about, you guess.You settle for a slice of pizza and chips with a soda. Not exactly the healthiest choice, but it would get you through the day. Your friends purchase their own items and you all head for the team room. As expected, Karen and Jake are already there."Ah, you've all come." Karen smiles. "Now, what should we do for this period?">Let's talk strategy.>Let's talk upgrades.>Let's get more practice battles in.>Other
>>31721112That gun is beautiful. Is it for hunting Mobile Armors?
>>31721232I forgot my pic.what a GOUF on my part!
>>31721468>>Let's talk strategy.Talk while we repair our balls and suits.We've had a measure of each other. Now to figure out how the team works together.
>>31721468>Let's talk upgrades.>>31721427Cool idea, but it might be a bit too heavy.
>>31721468>Let's talk strategy.team strategy
>>31721468>Let's talk upgrades.>>31719708by the way I cant tell you how happy I am that my color scheme just went official. feels good man.
>>31721485Nice, now put a beam-saw on the shield as well.
>>31721427And a poor hit disables the i-field generator.Something that tries to do everything is a poor weapon in all.
>>31721478Nope, it's for fighting >>31721307.In canon, they were both built along with the Tera S'ono to protect it as it did it's newtype berserk shenanigans. But then the Sisquiede got stolen and joined the AEUG and they repeated clashed.
>>31721468Repairs and talk upgrades.Maybe watch out teammates spar against each other while we work?
>>31721468>Let's talk strategy.We've got a team with good melee and good long-range bombardment. We need to work out strategies for that so mid-range doesn't become an issue.
>>31721468 >Let's talk strategy
>>31721468>Let's talk strategy.Time to be a team and not just a bunch of dudes working together
>>31721549The juggler is the team's only mid range.We'll likely end up as the team... Coordinator.
>>31721619only works once buddy
>>31721619The Maxter and Exia can do mid-range to a limited degree, too, but they're not really designed for it. They need better rate of fire and range on their guns. As is, they're only mid-range because they're fast enough to get in and out of engagement range quickly.
>>31721680Those weapons of those are still best used when closing or keeping their enemy from leaving their preferred range.They can't sustain med ranged combat for long while the Juggler can.
Implying we would ever abandon our Juggler.For shame.
>>31721779no one said that we just want to upgrade it
>>31721779We can always rebuild it into something else, it started life as a vanilla GM
>>31721779but then he
>>31721779>be about creativity and freedom>anons want to handcuff Jack to balls only I'm starting to think people just skim through the quest at most....
>>31721871Well, that was after it had gone the distance. It's like an old champion boxer retiring when he realizes he can't stay in the game anymore. And then his son comes in to carry on the family legacy.
>>31721937We can be like Meijin, and upgrade when we get a better suit. From Zaku to Kampfer to Exia.
>>31721977if we stick balls on a gundam I am done
>>31721926About our own creativity and freedom.Freedom to customized and use something that started as a humble GM suit and brought up to be a force to be reckoned with.
>>31721926Missing the point entirely.
>>31722013Honestly, the Juggler line should probably stick to GMs and GM Descendants. If we pick up a Gundam, we should just customize it toward something else.
>>31722017no you just want to push that damn ball joke
>>31722017Getting real sick of the grunt and balls shit, to be honest.
>>31722032I think he's the one that's skimming.
>>31722070Ok I can agree with that
>>31722072>>31722087There is no joke, get fucked.
>>31721468"Well, maybe we should talk strategy. Figure out the goal for our team." You shrug. "Plus I can use that time to fix up my Juggler.""Excellent suggestion." Karen smiles. "Now, our objective in general is to beat the Gunpla Club, but of course, we need to figure out the specifics.""Something tells me you already have a plan in mind." You say as you take out your tools while taking a bite of pizza."A rough one, yes." Karen nods. "There are currently sixteen registered Gunpla teams in our school, including ours and the Gunpla Club. However, the ones that matter the most are the top five ranked teams.""So we have to be facing off against them at some point?" You ask."Correct." Karen nods. "How the system here works is that one team can challenge any other team they wish. However, you can only challenge a higher ranking team. If the challenger wins, they swap ranks with the loser. If the challenged party wins, the loser is automatically bumped down a rank. And cannot participate in official battles for a week.""That sounds pretty harsh." You frown."Well, that's sort of the point." Karen nods. "And since we're a newly founded team, you can guess our current rank.""Dead last?" Mac sighs."Correct. Which means we'll have to figure out how to handle things." Karen narrows her eyes. "There's always the temptation to go straight to the top and challenge the higher rank teams.""But that sound dangerous." Lucina frowns. "Especially for an untested team like us. We'd be going against the best unprepared.""Exactly, which is why I think we should start slowly. Challenge out the lower ranked clubs first and build up experience." Karen nods.(cont)
>>31722070That's when we switch to bits/funnels instead of course.A gundam with balls strapped on would just be too absurd.Unless it's the G-Savior, the it would be just the correct amount of absurd.
>>31722072Not that anon, but even I'm getting tired of the Ball jokes. However, I think the Ball is a good support platform in which can be exploited
>>31722125"That's great and all." You say, popping your Juggler's arm back into its joint. "But wouldn't it come to a point where we need to upgrade or get new Gunpla? How do we handle the funds for that?""Ideally, I want to ask each and every member to donate a certain number of funds into a pooled team treasury." Karen says. "We can use that to help maintain and upgrade our suits. In addition, we can earn additional funds by participating in local tournaments with prize support.""Or sponsors." Amy says. "I heard the Gunpla Club is actually partly funded by Bandai itself!""Yes, but that's only realistically possible under very extraordinary circumstances." Karen sighs. "But for now, we have to decide where to focus our energy at.">Climb up the ranks by challenging rival teams.>Build up funds by taking part in tournaments.>Other
>>31722099>>31722032>>31722017stop with the fucking joke already>>31722124fuck you
>>31721468> Let's talk strategyThe team is almost melee heavy except for the TUSKER
>>31722154>Build up funds by taking part in tournaments.no money no new suits
>>31722154>Build up funds by taking part in tournaments.
>>31722154>Build up funds by taking part in tournaments.gotta get that dough.maybe buy something that isn't a ball
>>31722154>>Build up funds by taking part in tournaments.
>>31722154>>Build up funds by taking part in tournaments.we need dosh
>>31722136Depends on the suit. Most of the time, we'll probably want to use Twinkle Bits like the Zanspine uses. Small, fairly powerful, and can be stored unobviously and out of the way.
>>31722154>Build up funds by taking part in tournaments.This way we both get the resources to upgrade and start on our reputation. By the time we take on any of our school's teams we'll already be considered a threat. Which can work against us, potentially, but since the point is to prove ourselves I think it'll be fine.
>>31722154> Build up fundsFirst we get the money, then we get the power, then we get the respect!
>>31722154>>Build up funds by taking part in tournaments.So as soon as we get funds, we're swapping our gm for a gundam?That sounds fun.......
>>31722136G-Savior JugglerSaving GundamWith Balls.
>>31722154>>Climb up the ranks by challenging rival teams.>>Build up funds by taking part in tournaments.No reason we can to both. Clubs will always be there, tournaments are just a matter of when they roll around and if we think we can place in it.
>>31722124Don't give a fuck about if you think its a joke or not. I just want to be able to have interesting gunpla ideas without being shoehorned into the box 'durrhurr has to have balls and needs to be a grunt because'There's a ton of fucking gundam mechs that aren't overused that aren't grunts. And the balls were, at best, mediocre last battle. We can do better.
>>31722257again more MS's the better! if we stick with one we will have problems down the road. Do you want to face a strike freedom/Hi Nu Gundam in a GM?
>>31722257Or maybe a Jegan or Jesta.
>>31722155Just stop already.
>>31722203Why can't we just upgrade it, jokes aside, we can customize it however we want. Besides the ones who do it for jokes, the ball is a interesting platform to use.http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/RB-79M_Ball_Type_MWe replace the mines with Funnels and bits for maximum fire power.We have a decent AI system which can be improved on
>>31722234I proposed upthread that we switch the full size Balls for Ball-shaped funnels. I think making the Balls retract into a storage container when not in use would get rid of the jokes, since they'd be less visually obtrusive. And that way we can still make our little sister happy/placate the people who keep pushing the idea.
>>31722290That's fine and all, you'll notice other people have non-ball ideas too, but you're being a cunt about it, and we aren't just going to throw our original suit out the window just because you get all rump-rustled every time someone says the word Ball.Ball Ball Ball Ball.
>>31722314Then you are cannon fodder
>>31722296Gunpla Builder's power is weird, since a Dijeh one shotted a Freedom in the show.But it is good to have multiple suits incase something happens to one, or you need one more specialized toward one situation or another.
>>31722296Does it matter?We can upgrade our gunpla, in GBF, it's not about the gundam it's how you customize and use it.We just beat a 00 Gundam, with a GM
>>31722257I do like the Ez8...and it variety of armaments should help bring versatility to our mid range role
this quest is becoming toxic....I think I am done
>>31722296 yes?>>31722328not everyone is kira.Skill counts.
>>31722326the juggler is a upgraded version of are first suit it was a baseline GM
>>31722290>We can do better.Right, we need to upgrade the Ball units.
>>31722321Eh, they have the Juggler to keep the Ball people happy. Which there are a few decent ideas with that. I kind of want our other suits to be a step distanced from the Juggler, that way they can't just expect Ball nonsense from everything we do.Also, everything does not need Balls. That kind of thinking is what is grinding some nerves thin.
>>31722367That is what that anon meant.One of the reasons we picked the GM is because it has versatility.Can we transform a GM in to a GMII or GMIII?
>>31722344Overflag isn't a Gundam, it's a grunt suit.
>>31722414Pretty sure the next step is getting our frame upgraded to Powered GM, GM Command or GM Custom spec.That'll be fun.
>>31722414no...we would have to buy a whole new kit
>>31722321O liked the larger RB-79 remote units more than smaller funnels.We can mount a lot heavier toys on those those newtype funnels.
>>31722407I can understand that. But rather wasting our energy on maintain multiple suits, we can put kits to optimize the juggler.We can add, close range, powered gm kits, I chose the juggler since it can multiple platforms along with the GM that has versatility to begin with.
>>31722429A grunt Suit that could go toe to toe with any of the gundams in its series, that bitch had trans am
>>31722448Not just heavier equipment but defensive equipment too.You just cant mount an I-Field Generator on a solitary Funnel or bit.
>>31722463It's not an energy waste to maintain multiple suits. Sei had two. The Renato brothers had at least three. It's good to have other options incase one gets wrecked so hard we can't repair it in time, or we need something else.
>>31722446http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/RMS-179_GM_IIThe GMII doesn't seem that different. I think we can pull that off. Or use the parts to increase our GMs power
>>31722414They're separate models, to change between them there's no real difference between getting a GM II or GMIII. >>31722407This. This this this THIS.GM juggler is okay, but let's work on new ideas.Like Sei built a really cool shield by layering plastic to make it really durable. Making how its built interesting is better than sticking to a gimmick. Sei didn't stick with the Build Strike ALL the time.
>>31722361Just one, maybe two, cranky folks. Seemed good for the most part.
>>31722511Fair enough, it's just annoying that we have so many ways to customize the Juggler and our GM itself only to have it be shut down for a few anons that are in it for the ball jokes.The Juggler is a great gunpla, the ball are a great support platform. We can add, powered, command, parts from other kits. Maybe parts from the GMII or GMIII
>>31722470Overflag never had trans-am. Closest thing that did was Masurao. GN Flag was a hapzard kitbash of a GN Drive and a Flag that honestly wasn't very strong, and pretty much beat the shit out of a Gundam that was out of gas.Don't get me wrong, I love Flags. But yeah.
>>31722154"Well, money is what makes the world go round." You say. "Let's get in on some tournaments and get some funds?""We can do that." Karen nods. "How about we all meet a Mason's Hobby Shop after school? He should know about any local events happening.""Sounds like plan." You reply.However, the bell finally rings, signifying the end of the lunch period. You all quickly scarf down what little food you have left and return to your respective classes. Again, you're bombarded with lessons, and you're glad when school is finally out for the day. However, as you head for the exit, you see quite a few people dashing the other way."Hey, what's going on?" You ask one of the passing students."Didn't you hear? The Thunderhawks just challenged the Gunpla Club!"You mentally recall the papers Karen had shown you during lunch, and you vaguely recall the Thunderhawks being one of the top ranked teams. If they were out to challenge the top ranked Gunpla Club...>Go check out the fight. The Hobby Shop isn't going anywhere.>Eh, you can probably ask somebody about it tomorrow. Head for the Hobby Shop.>Other
Okay, here's a thought: How about we just have large funnels? Funnels the size of Balls, like the "mother funnels" on the Geymalk. They'd have all the advantages of being capable of carrying larger equipment load outs as the Balls would. There's no reason not to go that way. Aside, of course, from a person's real dedication to the idea being because they think it's funny to use Balls and not for any practical reason. That would either get people to abandon the Balls or reveal them for their actual motivations. Either way, the debate gets ended.
>>31722519Actually, the GM II is shit. The GM III is an upgrade.
>>31722519> Making how its built interesting is better than sticking to a gimmick.Also Yuuki used parts from armor models on his Zaku Amazing, Who's to say we can't use stuff like that?Except for that guy who shows up at a Gunpla Battle with a Huckebein and insists it's a Gundam
>>31722587Like I said, I'm fine with the Juggler. There are some good ideas out there for it. I just don't want us to get stuck in a grunt and ball rut and let the MC actually build all kinds of cool shit. Hopefully having a Ball MS and a Non-Ball MS will cool the fighting abit too.
>>31722479Exactly, Could mound heavier weapons, defensive items, Beam-Rotors, all good stuff.
>>31722612>Go check out the fight. The Hobby Shop isn't going anywhere.Need to see at least one Gunpla Fight to complete our day.
>>31722547its the balls and the cranky fuckers. its reminding me of that other quest.
>>31722414A GM II definitely, but the GM III has pretty major design differences (being basically a mass-produced Gundam Mk. II). Still, if I had to pick one, I'd go with a GM III kitbash. Those missiles and beam trident are sexy.
>>31722612>Go check out the fight. The Hobby Shop isn't going anywhere.
>>31722612>Go check out the fight. The Hobby Shop isn't going anywhere.Let's see what they got
>>31722612>>Go check out the fight. The Hobby Shop isn't going anywhere.Just Call Karen and Luci.Say we're heading to check out the match.
>>31722612>>Go check out the fight. The Hobby Shop isn't going anywhere.Don't get a chance to spy out tactics and MS from two top rivals often
>>31722612>Eh, you can probably ask somebody about it tomorrow. Head for the Hobby Shop.We made a commitment to the team. And it's not like we can't get replays of it. This is all computer-moderated, I'm sure that it's getting taped. The teams probably all have Youtube channels full of terrible commentary on their matches. I see that for Gundam videogames, I see no reason it wouldn't be the case for something as cool as Gunpla Battle.
>>31722612> Go check out the fightHave to see if the Gunpla Club can back up their policy of NO GRUNTS ALLOWED
>>31722613the thing that makes bit and funnels good it how small they are it means you can spam them and force the other guy to do what you want
>>31722511Aye, we are going to need a backup suit.Though I favor sticking to unusual builds and custom models.
>>31722612>>Eh, you can probably ask somebody about it tomorrow. Head for the Hobby Shop.Focus on the competition later.We need to focus on our gunpla and funds
Personally, I like the idea of keeping our Juggler, but getting at least one other suit for situations where the Juggler would be a bad idea/situations where we can't use the Juggler.I'm partial to an MP Qubeley, because>http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/AMX-004G_Qubeley_Mass_Production_Type>30 GODDAMN FUNNELS
>>31722612>Go check out the fight. The Hobby Shop isn't going anywhere.ALWAYS SCOUT THE COMPETITION!as for future plans1st we pick up some K Types for grappling and hog tying opponents to get cheap shots in for us and or our allies.and the next Balls we go for is....um uh.. Seriously, I just think Balls peak with K type, anybody else got any ideas cuz I'm just not flat out crazy for balls as other anons
>>31722707There are plenty of those, hell anything from the MSV generally qualifies,
>>31722612>>Go check out the fight. The Hobby Shop isn't going anywhere.
>>31722741AI programming is a bitch.
>>31722613Balls could probably be converted into funnels.Also, that got me thinking, would the Juggler be allowed to compete in tournaments? A single Ball can be registered as a standalone Mobile Weapon in Gunpla Battles, which makes me think the Juggler could feasibly be considered three separate Gunpla.>>31722724These fights last a few minutes at most.
>>31722705No, I get that. My point was that the claims that using Balls is purely a matter of practicality is kind of nonsense. There's nothing special about the spherical shape for the role of "heavy remote weapons platform". Making them Balls is purely an aesthetic choice. So if people aren't as willing to go for that idea as they are for the Balls, it's kind of revealing that they're just in it for the joke.
>>31722753http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/RB-79M_Ball_Type_MWe can replace the mines with Funnels and bits.The mines themselves will be orbs which will have a release trigger to unlock the bits and funnels like a beehive
>>31722753Balls mounting Planet Defensors from Gundam Wing for all around defenceBalls with ranged equipment + Beam Shields or Beam cloaks for long surviving harrassment forcesClose combat balls. Arms and legs fold out for mini MSs.Sniper Balls. Ultra Long Range equipmentSelf-Destruct Balls. Mix them up with CQB balls and you have FUN.Funnel Balls. Use the mine layer Ball design and fill them with funnels or bits.FUNNELS FOR EVERYONE
>>31722823of course they are in to for the joke and that is what is pissing people off and the whole underdog bullshit
>>31722660If you are cranky about balls, you are the cranky one.>>31722613So we need to scratch-build custom funnels because you are obsessed with balls?[Damn closeted self-hating Republicans blaming others for their obsessions. See, that's what toxic is.
>>31722665We can slowly replace the parts thus upgrading it.The GM III might be a stretch but it is worth a shot, if we use the original base of our GM.
>>31722869Right. Again, I get that. I just want to force them to admit it.
>>31722753The GM portion of the suit needs to be upgraded as well. Mostly in the melee area, so what about grabbing a fisheye ball, and tearing off the claws to create a second pair of crusher arms for the GM?Have them fold back and rest against the backpack when not in use, maybe mod them for an extra joint or so. We can also take the gun and modify it to be handheld.
>>31722741>30 MOTHERFUCKING FUNNELS>2x Beam Gun/Saber>2x Active CannonI LIKE IT.I'm especially partial to those Gun/Saber weapons, cuts down on the ranged/melee transition time.
>>31722864not to mention we have the GM Sniper, Command, Power, and cannon. We can shift the parts needed for the situation
>>31722913They're not really all that impressive. The Funnels and Active Cannons were it's primary defenses.
>>31722823Its a ready built mass produced kit.Or we have to scratch build all the support units rather then just scratch build support packs and equipment for the balls.Its practical from a builder standpoint.
eh, you can probably ask somebody about it tomorrow head for the habby shop
>>31722741>http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/AMX-004G_Qubeley_Mass_Production_TypeCan't we use the mine laying Ball to launch funnels?
>>31722864See these, these are wonderful ideas. I support this entirely.Though we may need to start calling them RB-79s, because the B-word hater's head will explode eventually.
>>31722958no, because the balls take the spot of the funnels. If you want a ball that launches funnels, you'll have to custom build a psychoframe ball as the main suit- using the balls as funnels is pushing it as it is legally speaking.
So are we making our suit for general purpose or specialization? We don't want to be mired by trying to be good in everything that we are just mediocre.
>>31722979there's more than one person that hates balls
>>31722823Refer to this >>31722864I'm trying to make good use of the Juggler, I;m not in it for the jokes>>31722869I'm not in it for the jokes, I'm sure the ball is a good support platform. The jokes are degrading my arguement that is the right equipment is used can be useful.The ball isn't all about lewd jokes.I want it to be a system worth fearing!
>>31722979There are at least three people getting tired of the balls.
>>31723037but the ball is not a system that is worth fearing unless someone kicks one into you
>>31722946Maybe I've just been spoiled by access to a 3D printer, then. Making some custom funnels would take maybe ten minutes that way (ten minutes of actual work, the print time would be a couple hours. But you can do other things while waiting for that, so it doesn't count). It would be cheaper, too. A Ball model kit costs sixteen dollars American. ABS plastic filament is five cents per gram. I can't see the funnel weighing more than a hundred grams at most. So five bucks vs. sixteen.
>>31723001How is that illegal, it's about customizing suits. Is there a rule against that?Also we're already building an AI system with the balls. It's something worth looking over.
>>31723037In other words, you're saying the joke without saying it. 'I want people to fear our balls'And the Ball as a support platform beyond how we have it is REALLY pushing things legally speaking. They're actual mobile suits, so making them fully customized autonomous MS in addition to our own might not be legal.
>>31723086But.Plasky Particles is suppose to only work with Bandai (TM) plastic.
>>31723083it's about how you customize the platform though. There are good ideas for this, I just feel their getting ignored because people hate the jokes of it.
>>31723023Juggler for general midrange combat, with varying Ball loadouts depending on what we need them to be doing that battle.We'll probably pick up a more specialized something-or-other at some point down the line as well, maybe several specialized something-or-others.
>>31723034Alright two. But ya'll need to chill out, you're creating pro-Ball backlash. We will literally never not have balls because a vocal minority just pisses everyone else off.I'm fine with secondary units and Gundams, but we will never see them at this rate.
>>31723125Bandai uses ABS to make the majority of their model kits. The Plavsky Particles should accept custom print jobs just fine.
>>31723097I think we need merc to step in and tell us if some of the stuff they have been saying is legal or not
>>31723097I didn't mean it to be a joke. I'm sorry for insinuating that it was not my intention. We can at least ask about that, do we have a rulebook against this? If we can't then I'll drop it but we should check if it's legal or not.if we can do it, let's use that idea. the rules for customizing gunpla seem to be vague if I recall gundam build fighters.
>>31723001Actually no.In the show itself, the Gundam Double X launches with a full squadron of Gundam X Bits.Now those were full MSs but were legal in the GWBC
>>31723161I feel the GM itself. can be used for multiple situating. Its just a matter of shifting parts.Kind of like in zoids with the Liger Zero
>>31722612Well... it WAS a high ranking Gunpla fight. Plus, it would give you an opportunity to get eyes on the competition, if nothing else. You follow the crowd to the gym, where you see quite a large audience has already gathered. At the center of the field were a bunch of students standing around the central battle table, with the school's Gunpla judge overseeing the fight."FIGHTERS!" He bellows "THIS WILL BE A 3v3 BATTLE! ARE YOU READY!?""The Thunderhawks are ready to drop!" One of the students nods."The Gunpla Club is ready." Another student says."All right then, place your Gunpla!" You see all six fighters step forward and place their Gunpla on their respective launch platforms.THUNDERHAWK TEAMDELTA CUSTOM, BYARLANT CUSTOM 01, BYARLANT CUSTOM 02VSGUNPLA CLUBUNICORN GUNDAM, TURN A GUNDAM, STRIKE FREEDOM GUNDAMBEGINNING PLAVSKY PARTICLE DISPERSALFIELD: FORESTYou see the field generate, and right away, the Gunpla Club is already on the move.NTD ACTIVATEDMOONLIGHT BUTTERFLY ACTIVATEDFULL BURST SYSTEM ACTIVATEDThe whole thing is over in the blink of an eye. The Delta Custom is cut to pieces by the Unicorn, the Byarlant 01 is disintegrated by the Moonlight Butterfly, and the Barlant 02 makes a valiant effort to dodge the attacks, but gets nailed by no less than three beam weapons from the Strike Freedom.That... that wasn't even a battle!And what REALLY made you mad was that the gathered students had the gall the CHEER. What the fuck!? Did they really enjoy such a shitty battle like that?!?Disgusted, you stomp out the gym and head for the exit, where you see Holly waiting for you.Hey, Jack!" Holly waves, and then blinks. No doubt she saw you were in a foul mood. "Is something wrong?">No, it's nothing to worry about.>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong.>Other
>>31723207He thinks every mention of the word Ball is a joke, don't worry yourself.Considering that we've been talking about customizing our remotes from the start, I don't believe Merc would let us gab about it for so long if we couldn't.
>>31723248That wasn't a tournament, though. And they were actually being controlled by the guy's friends, not as Bit Mobile Suits. But things like the Build Booster or the K-9 pack are allowed, so it's a bit of a grey area. I think it should be tournament-legal to use a GM Juggler.
>>31723281>>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong.OH GOD.THATS BULLSHIT OF THE HIGHEST ORDER
>>31723281>>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong.
>>31723281>>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong."They rack disprine! They have no HONOR!"
>>31723281>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong.Squash matches are boring.If I wanted to see a handful of elite fags kill everything in 5 seconds with the same shit every time, I'd watch Seed Destiny (and then gouge my eyes out)
>>31723281>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong
>>31723281>>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong.Wow, they have to be cheating. Because the Delta Kai didn't even use NITRO.
>>31723281>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong.So Gunpla Club's strategy is SUPER MODE
>>31723281>>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong.this is like going full retard combo against a beginner, this is bull
>>31723281>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong."I think I just watched one the most boring matches in a very long time. And the people loved it."
>>31723281>MOONLIGHT BUTTERFLY ACTIVATEDHoly fuck. That will be difficult to deal with.>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong.They don't know what a good battle looks like at this school.. and they just spam super moves as an opening.
>>31723281> Oh yeah, something's VERY wrongGunpla Club is BS
>>31723281>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong.The situation with the Gunpla Club is worse than we thought. Total powergamers. Okay, how did Sei learn to manipulate the Plavsky Particles like the Star Build Strike does? Because we really need some hax if we're to survive this. Can we find any of Nils' research on particle manipulation online?
>>31723281>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong."Are you not entertained?"Where's the challenge?!
Is it possible to have the Juggler's remote drones pivot to fire forwards while still attached?
I wonder special snowflake build their leader uses?lets start the speculation with pic
>>31723382I think the only way we're getting through this is by bringing in overpowered tech from fanfiction. I've got a few choice pieces of bullshit design to whip out if anyone wants to go that route.
You think if we can last long enough past the initial super mode attack we can wreck their exhausted Gundams?
>>31723296Well, is it came down to needing a pilot for our RB-79s, we know a specialist.
>>31723294>>31723296Exactly!Its not even about the RB-79, it's about optimizing the GM as a whole, their is so many ways to enhance it's performance, maybe turning it into a GMII since their is not much change, it's versatile and giving different parts can suit any battlefield.The RB-79 is a support platform which given a few unique idea myself, and other anons made, we can swap them up to suit the battle, and have them support us to do battle.I want to see how far our GM can go, I want to see what ideas we can do to make it better. Especially know after a curbstomp of a match the gunpla team did
>>31723281>Oh yeah, something's VERY wrong.That was no battle, it was a fucking MASSACRE.
>>31723441We don't need fanfic garbage. There's plenty of stuff we can use in canon and MSV
>>31723435You mean act like a more horribly unbalanced Guncannon? Sure why not.
Rolled 27> unicorn NTDUnfortunately, this is a fantastic reason to not switch to funnels or bits.Our balls are AI and thus cant be captured by it.
>>31723448Probably, but we're going to need some serious defenses to get our Team through an opening barrage like that.The idea of mounting the Defensors from wing around our RB-79s for deployment might be just the thing, pack them with defensive tech to counter Gunpla club BS.
Can we use nukes? If so UNIT 2 GM Custom
>>31723382The Meijin is not amused...
>>31723489Oh, but don't you want to laugh with me at their overly-edgy names? It'll be fun. We can make comments on how Kira was enough of a Gary Stu already, they didn't have to give him a black "Lucifer Gundam" with beam wings and indestructible mono-edged swords. Come on, it'll be cathartic.
>>31723543only if you finish your carrots
>>31723603Fucking love em
That fight reminded me of something...
>>31723573>'Lucifer Gundam'I am disgusted, yet intrigued. Go on.
>>31723281MEIJIN KAWAGUCHI IS NOT PLEASED BY YOUR DISPLAY.
>>31723519They work as funnels- funnels in GBF are AI controlled- in the manga Yuuki when he has the Nu never used them because he was really, really bad with them and the AI would sometimes target him.
>>31723543There's an idea.. though if we're using the Juggler-style when that fight goes down, I suggest hiding that as a surprise inside on of the remotes.The fun part about a real custom, is that those punks will never know what to expect from us.
>>31723543Nuke bazooka might be the weapon we need to slap em down
>>31723543I always did like that shield...
Rolled 67>>31723635Yes but I think the GBF system would differentiate between ai controlled balls and ai controlled funnels.Especially since it can keep track of differing technologies like planet defensors, and bits in the same battle.A system specifically designed to affect psycomm weapons should then only affect psycomm developed weapons and thus place them under the control of the unicorn.
If we get a unit 2 GM custom we will need a beam rifle to fall back on after we fire e nuke
>>31723688By the same token, it also generalizes things, too- heat hawks can now block beamsabers, so 'AI weaponry' would probably be the targetable category.
>>31723663Hm, take the shield and the cannon.. we'll need to remove a RB-79 to mount the cannon, but if you could bring it to bear fast enough..Fast enough.Shit, that's the real problem, they got those moves out FAST.And the acted first.I'm willing to best the Gunpla Club has an Ace hidden up their sleeve that is giving them a serious speed boost in the opening.
Rolled 47>>31723724Heat hawks could always block beam sabers. Even in the original.
>>31723724sub out Unit 2's fore arms for the Alex's.Why are OVAs>>>Series?
>>31723759I love the Alex.
>>31723759For all these extra add ons ,we might need a stronger power generator, maybe from a GMII or GMIII
>>31723631It's from one ridiculously long Gundam Seed fanfic,starting just after the first series ends. Everything keeps escalating. It's actually got some neat idea, it's just that the author really needs to tone things back. For example, the end of the last major arc featured the entire biosphere of Earth being mutated into Newtypes. And I mean ENTIRE. Even the plants. One of the factions is lead by a sapient tree. Also, one of the villains is just trying way too hard to be dark and evil. Even his name sounds like something a twelve year-old would make up to sound cool. "Zacharis Frost". Ugh.Anyway, Kira goes full edgelord in it, after he thinks Lacus has been killed by his government. He betrays his friends, joins the enemy faction for revenge, and gets an utterly overpowered Gundam. It's invulnerable to beam weapons, can manipulate gravity, has swords that can cut through any physical material, and its wings can detach and separate into a swarm of over seventy beam shield funnels. Oh, and of course it has tons of beam spam. It's not a Kira Yamato mecha without beam spam. It's so overpowered that his opponents need to invent the setting's equivalent of Evangelions just to keep up.
>>31723759Mmm, pop-up guns.>>31723791Aye, could go even larger. What is the most unexpected bullshit we could hide in our frame?
>>31723791Hate to say this but I think we need to pull a tony stark and start on the GM mk2 aka "NUKE GM"
>>31723281"I'm MAD, Holly! MAD ABOUT GUNPLA!" You seethe. "I just saw a Gunpla ba- no, MASSACRE today!""Was it that bad?" Holly gasps."One of the teams just went full out with their super modes the moment match started. Barely even lasted fifteen seconds." You say."That's sounds pretty boring." Holly frowns."What really got me was that most of the school THOUGH THAT WAS A GOOD BATTLE.""Seriously!?" Holly gasps."Yeah. It was a total farce." You take a few deep breaths to calm yourself down. "Jesus, that really pissed me off.""H-how do you plan on fighting something like that?""We'll figure something out." You sigh. "Also, I'm gonna stop by the Hobby Shop for a bit. Do you mind.""Not at all!" Holly grins. The both of you make your way over the Hobby Shop, where you see the rest of the team has already gathered."From the look on your face..." Karen sighs. "I take you saw today's ranked match?""Yeah. You knew?" "Of course. I've seen enough Gunpla Club matches to know the result." Karen shakes her head. "I've honestly stopped bothering watching them.""How could people LIKE that?" "They don't know anything else, really." Karen shrugs. "All they see are the school matches and whatever clips they get from Youtube and ESPN. I doubt the large majority of them even battle much themselves.""How bad was it?" Mac asked."You could have just turned you head to cough and you would have missed it.""Daaaaaamn.""All right, let's focus, team." Karen claps her hand. "Now, I've already talked to Mason, and he's given me a list of upcoming tournaments we can join."You look at the list. There were the traditional 1s, 2s, and 3s tournaments, but..."What's a 'Special Tournament?'" You ask."Ah, that pits your Gunpla in nontraditional scenarios." Karen says. "Similar to the World Championship Qualifier rounds.">1v1 tournament.>2v2 tournament>3v3 tournament>Special Tournament>Other
>>31723740Even in the show, super moves like Plavsky Discharge, RG mode (maybe EXAM and Trans-Am) had to be charged up (probably from Plavsky particles)Clearly there's some BS going on if the Gunpla Club can just go in with those as opening moves.
>>31723791>>31723740Look, we need to stop thinking in terms of canon. Let's start making our own original mech and work on scratch building its frame, then work from there.Even though the Build Strike was based on the strike, Sei built it from scratch.We need to start on that sort of path. The balls, armaments and final designs can wait. We need to get good.
>>31723829Hidden Shotgun for close quarters combat?Pop up Missile?
>>31723838>>Special TournamentLet's do silly shit!
>>31723865Soooo play for shit pay?
>>31723841Most of the time, the trump card moves were kept just as that, trump cards, in case the user needed them as a last resort. Plavsky Discharge was the only system that specifically needed a charge time.
Rolled 64>>31723838>>3v3 tournament>>Special Tournament
>>31723838>Special TournamentAnyone up for some Gunpla Wacky Races/Gunpla Baseball?
>>31723838>>Special TournamentWe're running a non-traditional MS, sounds like a good fit.
>>31723838>1v1 tournament.we must learn about ourselves first before we start teaming.work on our mid range
>>31723838>2v2 tournamentMost of the builds in our team are specialists. Support will be needed.
>>31723838>3v3 tournamentIt looks like that's the rules for club fights, might as well get some practice in that while we make some dosh
>>31723883>Plavsky Discharge was the only system that specifically needed a charge time.RG also fucked up the frame when used, so I expect some supermodes might make them repair if they use it for long enough.>>31723838Special, though 3v3 seems best to get ready for school tournaments.
>>31723838>>3v3 tournamentTeam work will be a good idea.>>31723848Those were just examples, of course we can go farther but this may be a short term plan or idea, I wanted to use a Jeager but I didn't want to stir trouble
>>31723838>3v3 tournamentthis quest seems interestingI think follow italso a 3x3 is better to train for the ranked matches
>>31723838> 3v3 tournament
>>31723838>1v1 tournament.Our club still doesn't have any cohesive team fighting strategy, and the Special Tourney participants might be too specifically tuned for whatever event they'll feature.
>>31723838>>3v3 tournamentWe need to work as a team, guys stop picking the mystery box, please
>>31723838>1v1 tournament.Let's not get too fancy with our first foray into the competitive Gunpla circuit. Nothing wrong with some good old-fashioned 1v1.
should we pick Leopard's legs or Heavyarms'?
I wonder who's this quest version of Ral-san
>>31723848I could get behind that.Build it up to look like a modified GM, but scratch built with the intent to be super materials and special systems.Work on that as our side project, Gunpla Club will just keep laughing it off thinking it is some stock model until BAM, Super Robot rape train.
>>31723995Damn, it's been quite a while since I've seen one of those. I'd go for Heavyarms, but the upgraded Leopard could be good.
>>31724018I wouldn't mind a "I can't believe its not Schwarz Brudder"
>>31723995Well, in theory the Heavyarms legs might be tougher, and I think Custom has more missiles.
>>31723944>>31723978It's just a tournament for fun, this will be a good team building exercise. Come on guys
>>31724034Like a jammer to fuck ntd and other "I win button" bs?
>>31723838I see a lot of support for 3v3 and Special.Perhaps we could do that Special while some of the others hit the 3v3 together?
Rolled 46>>31723995Leopard legs had the added benefit of treads for rapid land movement but thats only on land. We still need verniers in space...How about scratch building code geass style landspinner wheels that we can eject if we enter a space field?
>>31724080>"Well, money is what makes the world go round." You say. "Let's get in on some tournaments and get some funds?"We're trying to build up funds for our club first. If we lose, and don't get paid anyway, we'll just be spending more money on repairing our Gunpla.
>>31724089Aye,Thinking about Turn A's motive system. Would leave a lot of internal space for pop-up weapons and super gadgets.
>>31724089Oh god yes the look on there faces when we use it!
>>31724113I could see it, probably Jack, Lucina and Mac enter the 3v3 since they'er the ones most used to fighting with each other
>>31724141That would be a sight to see.A normal looking suit suddenly opens up, weapons, extra armor, and equipment pops up; completely transforming it into a super suit.
>>31723838"Seems like the 3v3 tournament would be right up our alley." You say. "That seems to be how they run most of the ranked matches at school, right?""Correct." Karen nods. "In that case, with the 6 of us, we can enter as two separate teams. That would increase our odds of getting the prize.""Isn't that a bit unethical?" Jake asks quizzically. "As long as we don't throw matches to favor each other and give it our all, I don't see any issue." Karen says calmly. "If we do end up facing against each other, I will not give you any special treatment.""Same here." Lucina grins. "It would be shame to miss out on a good fight.""So, the question is how to arrange the teams..." You mutter.>Time to pick your team! To make things simpler, we'll do this in two separate votes. Pick your FIRST teammate.>Karen/Obsidian Overflag>Lucina/Exia Cuirassier>Mac/Super Maxter>Amy/Deathscythe Rozen>Jake/Guntank TUSKER
>>31724170So kind of like if the Unicorn got taken to the next level?
>>31724181>Jake/Guntank TUSKERWe need support>>31724187Exactly
>>31724181>Karen/Obsidian Overflagwe need to foster team work with our NEW temammates.Karen is solid
>>31724181Hm, we should try to leave each team with a good balance.
>>31724181>Jake/Guntank TUSKER We need the range
>>31724181Too many melee specialists... hmm...>Lucina/Exia CuirassierI guess I'll go with who Jack knows best.
>>31724181>Jake/Guntank TUSKERStart here, then a short-ranger.
>>31724181>Karen/Obsidian OverflagWe've fought her so we should be able to work together
Rolled 70>>31724181>>Karen/Obsidian OverflagJake needs to be on the other team.So each team will have ranged support.
>>31724181>Lucina/Exia CuirassierMac and Lucina have been with use since forever, we should know how we operater
>>31724181>Jake/Guntank TUSKERIf we take Jake, then we probably don't want Karen, Karen works best in space fields and with the Guntank we'll only be fighting in land fields
>>31724181>Karen/Obsidian OverflagObsidian Overflag is great in melee and is suitable for all environments. I don't want to do Guntank TUSKER since it's limited to land battles only and I'm not sure how the Balls will function in gravity. Could you confirm that, Merc Command? Did we modify the Balls with suitable thrusters for when we're not in space?
>>31724247Just because we fought each other doesn't mean much. Mac and Lucina seems like a better option
Rolled 63>>31724181>>Karen/Obsidian OverflagPart of the point is to mix it up so you get to know your other teammates better.Jack already know lucina and mac.
>>31724181>Jake/Guntank TUSKER>>31723995That gets me thinking...How about a Heavyarms variant based on pic related? It could be equipped with melee weapons and thrusters that enable it to spin at really high speeds.
>>31724283If I remember, last thread Merc said that our balls would have a penalty for non-space maps.
>>31724181>>Lucina/Exia Cuirassier>>31724300I thought we needed money?
>>31724283In the name of fairness, suits only suffer minor penalties to flight while in atmosphere.
Rolled 80>>31724322Money and training together as well.The last thing we need is a divide of lunc, jack and mac with the other three always in another team.
>>31724315Wasn't there a Heavyarms variant that looked more like a Guntank that had WAAAAY too many guns?
>>31724315the team is melee heavy already though...
>>31724181 >>Karen/Obsidian Overflag
>>31724355This one? >>31720990
>>31724315I say we modify a Zaku to be great at spinning and then give it a custom appearance based on the Lancelot from Code Geass. It will be the...SpinZaku
Okay, things look close so I'm stopping voting here.
>>31724355>>31724371I think you mean this beautiful testament to DAKKA.
Why not pick Heavyarms (EW) with the Igel equipment?
>>31724181Okay, it looks like Karen and her Obsidian Overflag will be your first teammate! Now for the second!>Lucina/Exia Cuirassier>Mac/Super Maxter>Amy/Deathscythe Rozen>Jake/Guntank TUSKER
karen/obsidian over flang
>>31724393That seems more like Jake's upgrade.
>>31724415>Jake/Guntank TUSKERmeleemid rangelong range
>>31724393To quote the Gundam wiki: "Each shoulder mounted a combination small missile and micro-missile launcher, as well as three cannons equipped on the right pod. Each arm mounts a machine cannon and the right arm is equipped with a Beam Claw while the left with a powerful Crusher Arm. To offset the immense stress the extra weight these weapons put on the frame, this mobile suit had to be mounted on a tank-like base with caterpillar treads in place of legs.">>31724415>Amy/Deathscythe Rozen
>>31724415Amy/Deathscythe RozenLong range with the ability to defend herself/stealth.
>>31724415>Amy/Deathscythe RozenLet's go for a good space team
>>31724415>Amy/Deathscythe RozenI think we'd benefit more from a sniper than an artillery barrage. And Deathscythe Rozen is usable in space. Space is where we're king.
>>31724430>>31724433And the other team will be all close ranged.The other team needs ranged support.
>>31724415>>Lucina/Exia CuirassierWhy deathscythe?
>>31724505Expecting Lucina to be stronger than her. So if shes on the other team, it evens out the power levels.
I thought Lucina and Karen were tied?Or have I counted wrong?
>>31724415"Karen, Amy, how about us three form a team?" You ask."Hm, all right." Karen nods. "I'm interested to see what see what we can achieve as comrades.""Yeah! Let's be great teammates!" Amy says cheerfully. >Maybe we should get a practice battle in.>Let's see if we can get parts to upgrade Juggler.>It's getting late. We should be heading home.>Other
>>31724577From my last count, I believe Karen edged out with one more vote.
>>31724605>Maybe we should get a practice battle in.
>>31724605>>Let's see if we can get parts to upgrade Juggler.
>>31724605>Maybe we should get a practice battle in.Versus the other team.
>>31724605>Let's see if we can get parts to upgrade Juggler.Might as well do this before we start training
>>31724605>>Let's see if we can get parts to upgrade Juggler.K type balls
>>31724605>>Maybe we should get a practice battle in.BATARU
>>31724631Oh right, I'll take your word for it, it was tied between her and Karen so it was hard to keep track.>>31724605Let's see if we can get parts to upgrade Juggler.Let's upgrade our Juggler first then test it out in practice
>>31724605>Maybe we should get a practice battle in.Work out the kinks in the teamwork before the actual tourney.We can upgrade Juggs later based on the battle data.
>>31724605>>Let's see if we can get parts to upgrade Juggler.Think we need a boost before the fight. What can we afford to do? Can we by parts to properly scratch build an upgrade?
>>31724679We just got out of a fight from fighting Karen.Let's use the battle data from that to upgrade our GM.Besides even if we get the data to upgrade it, we still need to work out the kinks, better to upgrade from what we know now and test it, then try to upgrade after and not work out the kinks>Let's see if we can get parts to upgrade Juggler.
>>31724605>Let's see if we can get parts to upgrade Juggler.
maybe we should get a practice battle in
>>31724739>Besides even if we get the data to upgrade it, we still need to work out the kinks, better to upgrade from what we know now and test it, then try to upgrade after and not work out the kinks?Won't it be better to fight first, then figure out how to upgrade as a team rather than upgrade, fight then re-upgrade?
>>31724781We fought with Karen in close range fighting. We can use the data from that fight to upgrade our GM now. Battling after will work out the kinks and see where we can improve
>>31724819But the upgrades that would keep us alive more in a fight against karen may not be the upgrades that can make us function better as a team.One would be increased close combat or firepower. Team battle upgrades may be improvement of coverage for our teammates or better scouting capabilities.
>>31724902Well melee fights in general. Also Mac and Lucina both excel in close range.Also I think we only fix the Juggler and the the RB-79s.Let's take the chance to upgrade
>>31724819Our RB-79s need better melee defense.Or better defense in general.Beam-Saw Hummingbird
>>31725024Beam rotors around the circumference of the RB-79?
>>31725055Yes, this is right.
>>31725024But you see, thats the thing we don't need.It's an obvious deficiency in our suit but in team battle, we have the overflag and the rozen to take care of things while we support them from a distance.
>>31724605>Maybe we should get a practice battle in.We haven't seen how Amy and Jake fight yet.
>>31725055Thing is that they need to be faster so they can get to close in on them to use the beams.
>>31725087Defense and mobility for the RB-79s themselves. Getting taken out too easily.
>>31724605"Well, I guess you guys and do what you want." You say. "I'm going to see if I can get some upgrades for my Juggler.""Ah, yes! I nearly forgot!" Karen steps forwards and hands you a small stack of bills. "This is our current club treasury. It's rather small since we just started, but it's something.""Wow... thanks." You blink. Counting up the funds, combined with your own personal funds, you reckon you've got about $600 worth of spending cash. "Hey, Mason, you still have that part catalog?""Sure do." Mason nods. "It's a bit sparse at the moment, but I'm planning on expanding the selections in the future. If you don't find what you need, I can always try custom ordering it for you."Thanks." You nod.SHOP LIST: http://pastebin.com/q64da8JzNOTE: All Gunpla come with a certain number of equipment "slots" or hardpoints they can store gear on. For humanoid Gunpla, you can hold one weapon or shield in each arm. You also get one close combat weapon for free. You have two hardpoints on the shoulders, and one hardpoint on the back. You also have a hardpoint in the interior of the torso. Some items will not take up hardpoints. These will be explicitly stated.You can take additional hardpoint equipment equal to your Gunpla's Strength rating before it begins to affect your Agility. However, please note that equipment still must be physically capable of fitting onto your Gunpla.If you wish instead of adding on parts, you can try to order CONVERSION parts. Unfortunately, Mason doesn't have conversion kits ready just yet.In addition, if you don't see anything on the shop list you want, you can attempt a CUSTOM ORDER. A custom order can be anything, but be warned, it will be on the pricey side, depending how rare/complex the part you're ordering is. >You have $600. Will you purchase anything?
>>31725108Beam rotors are a flight system, with offensive AND defensive secondary uses. It is the more speed.
>>31725171I also forgot to add, any weapons you can take, can also be mounted on your Balls as well.Balls themselves have five hardpoints: The top turret, each arm, the back, and the interior.
>>31725192>Balls themselves have five hardpoints: The top turret, each arm, the back, and the interior.OH FUCK YES
>>31725171How does Scratch Building work?
>>31725171>Countermeasure Suite - $100>Bazooka Shield - $150Now I know what's missing.Explosive AoE damage.
>>31725171For our MS:Anti Beam CloakDual Band RadarFor our Balls:2x Autocannons.Increased Firepower and detection capabilities.
I'm thinking either Countermeasure Suite or Dual BandIf we're going to be playing ranged for our team we need to be able to find the enemies and help us avoid getting shot ourselves
>>31725171>http://pastebin.com/q64da8JzHundreds of dollars for parts?!? AND you have to replace them when they get damaged in fights?Are we sure that the Gunpla Club are the bad guys here?
>>31725192I'm tempted to say buy two more beam rifles, just for them...Tempted.>>31725171>Ball Units2xCountermeasure Suite = 200>MS1xAnti-beam Cloak = 2001xDual Band Radar = 200That would break the bank. I'll leave it up to others to decide, if this works.
>>31725308>AND you have to replace them when they get damaged in fights?No, you just glue them back together, unless really fucked.
>>31725308I gotta kinda agree with this anon, MercCommand.Models I understand if they run over like 50 to 100 and more, but single parts? It seems excessively expensive. I mean, I understand it's so we can't buy out the store but dang.
>>31725171>You have $600.I guess we an't spend it all if this is the club fund, for now let's get what will help us win the tournament and then use the winning to splurge on good shit
>>31725308>http://pastebin.com/q64da8JzFuture Gunpla economics LOLI suppose a can of Coke costs $10 in GBF universe too?
>>31725171>http://pastebin.com/q64da8JzAnd I'm fucknig done. Merc, actually research this shit. These things ARE CHEAP AS FUCK. It does not cost 100 dollars ofer a single piece of molded plastic- IE a BEAMSABER.Not even Games Fucking Workshop is THIS bad a prices.
>>31725171If the $600 is meant for everyone, to be fair maybe we should keep to a $100 limit
>>31725171>http://pastebin.com/q64da8JzBeam Rifle for Balls = 400GM: Chobham ShieldCountermeasure Suite
>>31725308>>31725354>>31725359>>31725375Guys, it's a game abstraction. Roll with it. Just pretend its yen and not dollars, if it bothers you that much.
>>31725384Oh shit, you're right.Mine is >>31725257and i'll just change it to getting the Dual Band Radar.
>>31725375>>31725359Easy, saltmasters. It's for balance so we aren't just grabbing anything and everything.
>>31725308>>31725333>>31725359>>31725375Guys... I have to ask, have you ever been in any of Mercs quest where you shop? Because this is just standard way for him to do the shopping. Fuck you can knock off a zero on everything (how much we/how much it cost) and it be same fucking deal.
>>31725392That or the value of money just went to hell.
>>31725392>Guys, it's a game abstraction. Roll with it. Just pretend its yen and not dollars, if it bothers you that much.Um, no. Its called doing fucking research before doing a quest on this shit. This isn't even abstraction, its a lack fo fucking effort in the researchthen tht makes ti worse, because the protagonist is poor as fuck.
>>31725171>Dual Band Radar - $200: Significantly increases a Gunpla's detection capabilities.Let's go with this for now so we know where to shoot
>>31725171>Vulcan Cannon - $100For suppressive fire since we're paired with two melee fighters. Lay down the dakka and give them time to close. It'll also help keep fast fuckers off us, and the RB-79s still have autocannons for punch.>Dual Band Radar - $200Spotting. Very important in a team fight I'd imagine.Not sure what to get after that. Maybe something that shoots rockets. Panzerfausts for the RB-79s maybe?>>31725308Welcome to buying from Bandai Scamco. Plavsky Particles aren't free!
>>31725171Dual-band radar. Combine it with spotting for Amy's sniping and it should work nicely. Eventually we should get a second and transfer them to the Balls for improved scouting.
>>31725171>>317251923x Bazooka Shield.One for the main suits and one for each RB-79.Defense and offense. Plus Missile Massacre potential.
>>31725171RB-79 1#: Beam Rifle = 200RB-79 2#: Beam Rifle= 200GM Juggler= Countermeasure Suite= 100Chobham Shield= 100=600
>>31725420It's a setting where Gundam models come the fuck alive and battle in 3D environments with magic bullshit particles.Suspend your belief a bit.
rocket boster -300
>>31725464>>31725424Guys, thats the total club fund. Not just Jack's share.
>>31725171>>31725464>>31725389This pleaseOur RB-79 needs more firing power then the Autocannon, and our shield which worked so well last time failed due to Karen's attacks
>>31725464we are not spending the whole clubs funds on just us
>>31725171Why are beam rifles four times as expensive as Machine guns when more suits, and therefore kits, have them? I think GBF actually makes less of a distinction than most Gundam series, seeing as how effective Vulcans are.Anyway, get a beam gun or two, plus maybe an ECM suite.
>>31725171Just the Dual Band Radar.This will help us out as we can direct our teammates as to how to best engage the enemy.
>>31725466>It's a setting where Gundam models come the fuck alive and battle in 3D environments with magic bullshit particles.Do you watch Build fighters? They're still a commercial hobby of model kit building, even without that. A parent broguht a kid in to buy a kit in ep 1 of GBF- if a single beamsaber costs 00 bucks, then kits are too insanely priced to even work economically.Did you even fucking watch the show?
>>31725494Oops, changing mine from this to>>31725495Countermeasure Suite= 100Chobham Shield= 100I want to increase the hitting power of the RB-79 but 200 is enough
>>31725446Hm, so 450 for that, Defense and 12 missiles.More importantly, the balls can block shots meant for themselves and others with a shield.
To clarify for people who don't realize this, the prices presented are merely abstractions. This for both because I don't want to get into the minituae of Gunpla economics and for balance reasons. It's the exact way I handle purchasing in my other quests and I'm not changing it now.
>>31725544It's the system of this quest, if your angry over prices this is a little extreme we can make more money later. Chill
>>31725569Thank you, can all the chucklefucks move on now?
>>31725521>This will help us out as we can direct our teammates as to how to best engage the enemy.>Being the control towerThat actually sounds super cool, we should get everyone Laser Comms when we can afford it
>>31725569Merc, quick confirmation, if this the entire team's funds, or just our share+our own money?
>>31725605Currently just your share and your own personal money.
>>31725569Merc is the 600 our own spending money or divided between the 6 of us?
>>31725626With that in mind. I still stand by this then;>>31725317
>>31725547>>31725171Then rechanging my vote back to>>31725464this
>>31725626merc the way you worded it made it sound like it was the whole fund might want to try to not do that next time
>>31725626...Huh.Ok.Can we do a revote from this point because its messy.I vote for:Anti-Beam CloakDual Band RadarSome defence + location of enemy2x AutocannonAutocannon Balls come with 2 autocannons. This upgrades the firepower by 50% on each ball, giving them more striking power.
>>31725626Oh niceWell then>Dual Band Radar - $200: Significantly increases a Gunpla's detection capabilities.>2 Vulcan Cannon - $100: While it has much lower stopping power, the vulcan cannon's strength is in its insane fire rate, which even the fastest Gunpla would have trouble avoiding. For our balls>Countermeasure Suite - $100: When in danger, the countermeasure suite can be activated, which deploys a combination of flares, smoke, sensor chaff, and anti-beam chaff. Can only be used twice in a battle. Does not take up a hardpoint. Which leaves us with $100 dollars left over
>>31725544Not really, I just want people to calm down and vote, it's not that big of a deal. I already posted at >>31725354 but haven't posted further because I realized Merc's reasoning even before he posted >>31725569It's mainly for balance and it's a minor detail in the long run of things.
>>31725694We already have Vulcan cannon though.
>>31725569Would it be possible to just buy a kit and cannibalize it for the parts we want? From personal experience, you can buy a basic HGUC kit for the price of 2 or 3 aftermarket/"extra" part runners.
>>31725495>failed due to Karen's attacksFair point.>>31725171>>31725446Make that two Bazooka Shields and a Chobham Shield for the main suit.Leaves 200..Dual band, perhaps?
>>31725722If we do it's not on the Character page, this is what it says we haveGM JUGGLERT: 1A: 1S: 1Gear:Mobile Doll System - Allows the GM-Juggler to carry and deploy up to 2 Ball units that act autonomously.Autocannon Ball x2Beam RifleLarge ShieldBeam Saber
>>31725171>RB-79 1#: Beam Rifle = 200>RB-79 2#: Beam Rifle= 200>GM Juggler = Dual Band Radar = 200
>>31725725You haven't seen the prices for a new kit.
>>31725741But in the fight in both against Karen and Char, we had the option to use the Vulcan cannon and we used it on Char.Don't you remember?
>>31725741>>31725765Those were head vulcans. I guess I missed that one, but most Feddie suits come with those as standard.
>>31725722Those are just regular vulkan headguns.That thing is a big ole machine gun I believe.
>>31725765Not same Anon.But...Maybe we have baseline cannons and these are upped version of them. I don't know.
>>31725761We need to pick up some of the 1/144 System Weapon packs.
>>31725790What's the difference?Is it like a gun that was used on the Ez-8 gundam or is it attached to something else on the body like the head vulcans
>>31725836The shop vulcans are full size ones, like you'd see Heavyarms wielding.
>>31725795Assuming they are a thing here>>31725171Laser CommECMBazooka Shield>>31725725This is how modellers save money, buy complete kits rather than individual parts
>>31725747>>31725857I think I'll support this one.Better Radar to do placements, and beam rifles have better stopping power, then the auto cannons
Okay, so there seems to be consensus on giving each Ball a Beam Rifle. Is that agreeable?If that's the case we can narrow down debate on what to put on the Juggler, if anything.
>>31725925Yes.Better Radar for GM
>>31725857Merc, if we buy Laser comm, would we need to buy it three times to talk to our remote units?
>>31725925That sounds good.
>>31725925I think most of us want to put the Dual Band on Juggler
>>31725925Well, if we do that. Then I'd suggest a vulcan for each as well. Then they are floating gunboats.
>>31725925Sure.Dual Band on the GM. Dat battlefield awareness.
>>31725946Yes, laser comm is needed on both ends. I'll probably lower the price next time so it's more manageable.>>31725925Okay, so it looks like beam rifles are in. Are you sure you want Dual Band for the Juggler?
>>31725982I think we're replacing the Auto cannons for the beam rifles since their weapon is on the turret.
>>31726003>Are you sure you want Dual Band for the Juggler?It was on a lot of peoples lists
>>31726003Voting for Dual Band
>>31725982>floating gunboatsYeess.I thought i wanted defense on them.. but just being a mass of ranged fire is like a defense.
>>31726012We don't have to, Balls get 5 hardpoints, if the Autocannons are the top turret they can just hold the Beam Rifles with their hands
>>31725761No, really, the Gunpla store nearest to me sells extra parts like verniers, cameras, etc. for $10-15 per runner. Merc's prices are actually quite realistic if you divide them all by 10.>>31726003Dual Band works, yeah.
>>31726012Nah, it's a rifle, we can mount that on an arm.No reason to dismount the cannon.
>>31726051I'm not sure if they can hold the beam rifle in their hands
>>31726087Take a look at the pic of a autocannon ball.The autocannons replace the arms.
Wow, just caught up on the last few story posts:>>31723281>UNICORN GUNDAM, TURN A GUNDAM, STRIKE FREEDOM GUNDAMI don't even watch that much Gundam but these niggers managed to have a 2 of my least favorite ones in their roster already?Fucking supermode shit. Pic related.
>>31726054Does the Gunpla store near you have plasky particles and build fightan? And is that in fictional Japanese Dollars?
>>31726054It fits if you think of the prices in Yen. It'd end up being 100円 for a Beam Saber.
>>31726003>Okay, so it's decided! All $600 are to be used for 2 beam rifles and 1 dual band radar!You quickly purchase some parts and get to work straight away, clipping them off their sprues and trying to figure out how to best fit them where you want them. For the balls, it was a no brainer. You popped the dual autocannons off the top, and used a pin to secure the beam rifles. You then cracked open your Juggler's chest cavity and carefully inserted the dual band radar system inside, making sure to glue it securely to the interior.Looking at your work, you realize that you know have four sets of extra autocannons. You could use those to replace the Balls' arms. It would require some custom mounting, but you think you can handle it...>Replace the Balls' arms with autocannons.>Keep the arms.>Other
>>31726193>Replace the Balls' arms with autocannons.If our imouto is their see if she can help, she's better at building than we are and she likes Balls a lot
>>31726193>>Replace the Balls' arms with autocannons.
>>31726193>Replace the Balls' arms with autocannons.We can replace them back if needed but we are fire support
>>31726193>Replace the Balls' arms with autocannons.More Dakka?More Dakka.
>>31726193>Replace the Balls' arms with autocannons.Gunboat diplomacy.
>>31726193I would suggest keeping the autocannons on top and mounting the beam rifle to one arm.
>>31726237I think the balance will be messed up though
>>31726237That way we have guns and an arm free for claw work or future more guns.
replace the balls'arm with auticannons
>>31726128Maybe try to convert them into a pair of 2-barrel handheld weapons? Or one 4-barrel gun if they're too big to hold in one hand?
>>31726251It's a Ball, I don't thing it needs to be symetical, and beam rifle shouldn't have recoil issues like an autocannon.
Should we have some sort of grappling hook for the Balls, or should it be reserved for a close combat model?
>>31726193> Replace the Balls' arms with autocannons.
>>31726193>Replace the Balls' arms with autocannons.Good to keep around for when they're just spitting bullets in the vague direction of the enemy.
>>31726193>Replace the Balls' arms with autocannons.If we gain the capacity to mount additional balls in the future I might suggest returning the arms.Could give us a finisher/desperation move where concealed Balls move in and use their arms to temporarily immobilize an enemy suit, allowing us to have a clear shot at its cockpit.
So in the event something happens to our main suit, what kind of back up should we have?
>>31726333For now the ball, we need to upgrade our suit before thinking of getting a kit
>>31726266Meant to reply to >>31726193. Extra arms are just too useful.
>>31726333We don't have the $4000 to get a new kit, so it don't matter right now.
>>31726237>>31726251Eventually it becomes a Ball Defender with three different weapon systems instead of solar panels.
>>31726193Eh, why the hell not. It's not like those dinky little things have done them any good anyways. You deftly but carefully remove both Balls' arms. Using some of the leftover sprue materials, you manage to fashion a suitable mount to attach the autocannons to the arm joints. You're not skilled enough to make it fully movable, though, so the autocannons are merely locked in a forward facing position. However, it was a lot better than nothing, and with the Ball's design and compact center of gravity, it could spin around pretty fast anyways.Satisfied with your work, you see the store's battle table lit up. At the same time, you see the sun beginning to set. Goddamn, the time must have really flown. >Go check out the battle.>Better grab Holly and head home.>Other
>>31726400>Go check out the battle.See who's fighting who.
>>31726400>Go check out the battle.It's probably almost done anyway
>>31726400>>Go check out the battle.
>>31726400>>Better grab Holly and head home.
>>31726333Gonna be a while before we have the funds for that, but I'm thinking something nice and beefy with strong firepower. Aside from the Tusker (which is MAXIMUM BEEF, but also a guntank with all the downsides that entails) we don't have a tough midline shooter so it might be nice to have something like that in our back pocket.
You know, I'm kinda glad Merc stuck with the pricing system. It seems to have gotten rid of the worst /m/ spergs.
>>31726400>Better grab Holly and head homeKind of sad we don't have time to test our new gunpla
>>31726486Why are you trying to start another fight?
>>31726333Who knows? Maybe we'll create something that can transform into a Mobile Armor. We should also keep the paint scheme.
better grab holly and head home
>>31726400>Better grab Holly and head home.
>>31726407Neither was the Abigorbine.>>31726462Judging from what >>31726054 said, a new kit wouldn't be too expensive. Plus Jack has quite a few models at home already, doesn't he?>captcha: attacku magistratesThe Magistrates won't be a match for the mighty Sorcerers!
>>31726400>Better grab Holly and head home.Practice next time, for now let's head home
>>31726400Can we mount a claw on the back hardpoints?Just in case we want to grab or tow something?Actually, while we're at it maybe we can do more with those.
>>31726575I rather give it extra speed
>>31726551Oh I was talking about the tie-d...No more missile gunboat either.
>>31726600Well, when we can, doesn't hurt to have a towing hitch until then.
>>31726400>>31726193Not that I don't mind finding more cannons.. but how did we get enough cannons for four sets of arms?
>>31726602What I meant was that it REALLY doesn't matter whether or not something is canon in Build Fighters. We could totally build a something from Star Wars. In fact, I think they did something like that in this old manga about model kits called Plawres Sanshiro.>>31726400Check and see who's fighting. They might have some serious skill.
>>31726661I think we had the twin-linked cannons initially, then we split them up so each one would replace the arms.
>>31726400Hm, it was actually getting rather late. Mom would kill you if you brought Holly home after dark. You quickly pack up your tools and the Juggler and head over to the store aisles, where predictably, Holly was gauging whether she wanted to buy more Balls or eat lunch tomorrow."No, Holly, you are NOT starving yourself for more kits." You scold her, pulling on her ear. "Now come on. Mom's going to kill us if we get home too late.""Okay..." Holly sighs and reluctantly puts the Ball box back on the shelf.As you exit the store, you give Mason a wave. You also pass by the table and see Lucina and Karen battling. However, you don't have a good enough view to see exactly how the fight is going. They both looked too engrossed in the battle, to notice you leave, and you didn't want to disturb them, either, so you settle with waving at Mac, who gets your message.As you walk home, you show Holly your new modifications to the Juggler and its Balls. "Oh wow!" Holly smiles as she looks at the newly modelled Balls. "You gave them some serious firepower!""Yeah, I figured they could use a bit more punch. Autocannons are nice against small fry, but beam weapons are better for dealing with the heavier stuff.""Ain't that right." Holly grins. "You know, Jack, I think I'm going to try my hand at the 1v1 tournament.">Are you sure!?>Hey, go for it.>Other
>>31726684>Hey, go for it.Support the little sisterOffer to help her train too, she's a builder so she won't be as good a battler
>>31726684>Hey, go for it.We all have to start somewhere.
>>31726684What...what Gunpla does she use?And why is it not the B Gundam?
>>31726684>>Hey, go for it.I'll be your first fan!
>>31726673I just hope he's not mixing up the machine guns >>31726193with the heavier autocannon. >>31725192
>>31726684>Hey, go for it.Support our little sister
>>31726684>Holly was gauging whether she wanted to buy more Balls or eat lunch tomorrow.$1000 per lunch at school?
>>31726684>Hey, go for it.Just remember to have fun.
>>31726746It was a double autocannon.the K-type ball had twin autocannons
>>31726684>Hey, go for it.Go team sister.
>>31726751Think of it in yen, currency is different here
>>31726751I think you're severely overestimating how much a Ball costs.
>>31726781Or the the value of currency has changed massively.
hey, go for it
>>31726684>Hey, go for it.She's probably going to get rekt, but I'm sure she'll have fun with it either way.
>>31726684>Hey, go for it.What does she have? Some sort of Ball-styled Psyco Haro?
>>31726789$10 for a pack of two in the real world.
>>31726575I got it! Mount the piston for the arm to the underside of the forearms.Set it up so we can extend to rapidly during a close fight. If we can include the claw floded up as well, that would be nice. But either way sharpen it and make it heat, either a heat-spike or a heat-claw. give us a little extra surprise in melee.Maybe the claw on the shield arm to offer some melee while wearing the shield, and the spike on the other in an assassin's creed type way.
>>31726915>heat-claw grapple ballI need an adult to change my diaper.
>>31726684"Hey, go for it." You grin. "If you do, well, you already got a #1 fan.""I promise I'll do my best!""I wouldn't expect it any other way." You laugh. "I assume you're going to use a Ball?""Of course!" Holly nods rapidly. "I'll probably end up using one of my custom jobs, though.""Really? You put a lot of work into those. Wouldn't suck if they got destroyed?""I can just rebuild them." Holly shrugs. "I can't just leave them sitting on a shelf forever, you know?"Hm, she may have a point there."Yeah, well, if you do end up signing up, let me know. Me and the others can give you some fighting tips, and you sure as heck can bet I'll be there to cheer you on.""Thanks!" Holly hugs you and you feel your heart a skip a beat."Hey, none of that hugging in public." You chuckle. "It won't do any favors for my manly image.""Hah, sure." Holly snickers.The both of you go home, each of you now pushed forward by a new sense of purpose.>And that's it for tonight! Next thread will be next week like always, though it'll be a late start due to other plans. Don't forget Cyberpunk Idols on Saturday and Magical Girl Hunter on Sunday!
>>31726965Night, Merc. I'll see you again.
>>31726684> Hey, go for itThe proof of our might shall forever be etched in their minds
>>31726965Nice, thanks Merc
>>31726927I was thinking about mounting them on the main since we've got spare claws/arms laying around, but that is a nice idea for another ball unit.Two Heat-Claws for the arm hardpoints.Beam-Saw for the top mount.Rocket thruster to close in on them like made.And pop-open pepper-box launcher for the internal point.
>>31726965Thanks for the quest. Sorry for all the infighting though. Also best little sister
>>31726852Psyco Haro Ball with NT-D
>>31726965Our Imouto is pretty cuteShe's obviously going to lose and cry
>>31726965Seeya then, thanks for the quest!
>>31726965When will we see the first girl return in her Nightingale and wreck the Gunpla Club's shit?
>>31727006As long as we model the front to look like an angry face.Like, use the traditional gundam V-shaped head ornament thing as the angry eyebrows, and paint or model a really disapproving frown on them.
>>31727007I sort of expected it with something as divisive as Gundam.Except all the infighting focused around something I completely didn't expect.
>>31727053A strike gunpla with striker ball units would be so cool.
>>31727086The currency?the equipment?or picking our teammates
>>31727099Or maybe the Ball jokes?
>>31727006Decent idea.The way I see it, we could narrow it down to three general loadouts easily enough: Dakka skirmisher (our current one, cannons+beams), Rapey ball of buzzsaws (your suggestion, roughly), and I'm also partial to the Bazooka Shield idea just to make them a general pain in the ass for when they need to run interference.
>>31727120I'm still hoping to do the Mine/Funnel ball combo
>>31727133Sticking funnels in them is getting a bit too matryoshka doll for my tastes, though having minelaying capacity could be really interesting if we also grabbed a camo cloak and ECM to go full guerrilla warfare on someone.Kinda niche though, I don't see it being used all that often compared to just loading them up for various direct combat roles.
>>31727239Full on Charlie inna Trees would've been exactly how to take down Karen in the space debris field.Just sayin'.
>>31727053I approve of these ideas.
>>31727239But they have a good deployment system though. I think it's a good idea to pack as much fire power as possible
>>31727120I like this trio of loadouts.Particularly since I suggested the bazooka shields.What would be good to mix with those?Bazooka Shield, Vulcans, ECM, &.. Defensors?Maximum pain in the butt.
>>31727347I almost think a cloak would work better with the ECM that way we can stealth troll and set up effective ambushes or cut off teams who have separated.And now to wait for next week. It will be a painful and long one...
I kind of think we should do mid-range utility at some point. Give our gunpla some solid fire power and shielding and give one ball a good shield/ CQC focus and have the other running long range fire supportIf we do a CQC build though we HAVE to be all thrusters and cloaks and have our balls be whirling dervishes of laser knives.
>>31727407I think the idea of the shield variant is to be constantly pestering the opponent, whether by fouling their attacks or laying on some moderate firepower. The ECM would be there just to foul their sensors while they're distracted by the ShieldBalls, not to hide the Balls themselves, because we WANT them noticing the annoying ass Balls as much as possible.Now that I think about it, anti-beam cloaks might be a solid investment for the Shield versions, because that shield isn't going to help much against beam weaponry. Give them the ability to at least take a beam without evaporating in a puff of smoke.
Harpoon board game fag here, my autism is acting up."Cloaking," or "stealth," is avoiding being detected in the first place."ECM," or "jamming," or anything like that involves with or relates to creating a false signal that masks, hide, distorts, or generally modifies your own.One involves not being there, the other involves creating fake data.Fairly big difference.
>>31727506... an excellent point. A shield is worthless if it cannot survive being struck.The week waits between quests kills me since I want to keep playing and messing around since I have no modeling or painting skills and gunpla are pretty damn expensive to start with.
>>31727546I bought one on ebay, after shipping, for like 30 bucks.It's not so bad.
>>31727478I'm not sure we'll ever actually do a hard melee build with the Juggler, it's just not up to spec for it honestly. Not sure we'd ever do a hard melee build period considering our team is kinda melee heavy already. Angry choppy death orbs have plenty of uses that aren't requisite on the GM also being melee focused.
>>31727572I might have to do that. Truth be told I'm not really super into gundam, I just like building things when I get the opportunity to and gunplas seem to be pretty interchangeable for parts which should make customs look a little better and more natural since I'm not that great with greenstuff or making custom parts or rigs.I think I have an old model from epcot a few decades back that I never built. A treded troop carrier I believe.
>>31727612Fair enough. Using the balls to cover our weaknesses is a good idea anyway. Not to mention mixing and matching them.
Harrassment ball:Standard ball1x solid slug hi powered rifle replacing an armAnti beam coatingCamo cloakMissile podPurpose of this build is to harrass at long range. Camo cloak allows it to hide while solid slug ammunition allows the ball to not give away its location when it open fires. Anti beam coating will provide defence and missiles will facilitate trapping the opponent, either keeping it at range or stopping it from escaping.This sneaking configurarion can keep up constant pressure on an enemy unit and can force a breakup in the tempo of a battle between two opponents, possibly allowing a slip up to be made and mistakes to be capitalised on or for an allied unit to escape while allowing the ball some measure of stealth.
Ok, so tentative Ball builds based on those three archetypes.Dakka: Autocannon (arm 1), Autocannon (arm 2), Beam Rifle (top), unsure on internal. Sensors perhaps?Shield: Bazooka Shield (arm 1), Big Shooty Vulkan Cannon (arm 2), Anti-beam cloak (top), ECM (internal)Choppy: 2x melee weapon arms, rocket booster, unsure on internal.Obviously all versions can mount a Countermeasure Suite as money allows, since it doesn't take up a hardpoint so we may as well slap one on if we've got the cash. Same goes for Panzerfausts, they also don't chew a hardpoint and an extra missile never hurts.
>>31724605Ok so our team is Melee, Mid-range, Sniper and the other team is Mid-range, Mid-range, FirepowerMight work out. Might.>>31727718I honestly don't think we'll need an all melee build as others have said. Maybe a ball config we can swap to tops. In any case we need more claws.
I kind of want us to do a build (non juggler) where we just blast in on jets/ cloaks and start shot gunning and grenade launching people in the face.All that said, I wonder what kinds of suits we've collected over the years that we will inevitably have to use when some jerk kid wrecks our juggler.
>>31727757Actually nomOur team is more melee, close range and mid.The other is close range, close range, artillery
>>31727757No, our team is more like Melee, Melee, Mid-RangeFighter: Karen BristowGender: FemaleGunpla: Obisdian OverflagBS: 0WS: 3I: 2Skills:Lightning Reflexes: Can reroll a failed agility roll. OBSIDIAN OVERFLAGT: 0A: 4S: 1Gear:Dual Heat Blades Karen has no BS and high ass Agility so like in our fight she's going to want to get in range asfast as possible and take out the other guys--- Fighter: Amy FedellGender: FemaleGunpla: Deathsythe RozenBS: 1WS: 2I: 1Skills:None DEATHSCYTHE ROZENT: 0A: 2S: 1Gear:GunscytheSmall ShieldAmy has a better WS than she does BS, so she won't absolutely suck as usign her sniper scythe, but she's better off getting up close and personal
>>31727757>Ok so our team is Melee, Mid-range, SniperDeathscythe Rozen isn't really a sniper, she's got a rifle built into the scythe but both the suit itself (it's still a Deathscythe variant) and her stats lean more towards close combat, she's just not utterly incapable of shooting things like the Obsidian Overflag is.
>>31727813Ok ok; for some reason I thought she had converted the scythe into a heavy rifle more or less turning it into a big ass sniper with a blade on it. Ya I guess we're going to have to be the ranged/ distraction guy in this fight which works thanks to the power of ball. automated turrets are the worst thing to deal with ever.
>>31727757The melee balls will be useful on very cluttered fields (like that debris field, should we fight someone who isn't a melee rapist there), and generally for flushing out opponents who want to play hide-and-seek with us.We'd never use them while teamed up with the Overflag since they'd be redundant with her absurd amount of chop-chop, but if we end up teamed with the Tusker we'll be able to send them in to flush the enemy while we sit back waiting for them to pop their heads out so we can drown them in beams and missiles.
I wonder how much will self destruct charges cost.We make these balls an absolute bitch to deal with at range and enemies will always try to close with and destroy. Thats always been the historical weakness of balls, weak when in close.They when they slice they up, the balls explode with a very big bang, probably damaging the enemy's suit as well.
>>31727796>Other team surfs in on Tusker for dynamic entry or Tusker gives heavy cover fire to clear the approach leaving Tusker defenseless/ useless when the other two party members are engaged.I've seen worse.>>31727859A build I've been playing with in my head is to fit one of our balls with melee and shielding and maybe a light range weapon to fluch out; our gunplay for a mid-range jack-of-all, and our other ball for an automated heavy sniper.
>>31727864I'd worry more about repair work at that point. Any internally-mounted explosive with enough oomph to actually damage a nearby Suit probably vaporize the poor Ball.Also our imouto would kick us in our balls. No, not our gunpla ones, our actual ones, for daring to use them like that.>>31727880I'm curious if having them performing different roles will actually be worth it. Regardless of what we equip them with, they're still kinda stupid, and they're still Balls, so having them both doing the same thing adds a needed level of redundancy as far as I'm concerned.
>>31727864>We make these balls an absolute bitch to deal with at range and enemies will always try to close with and destroy. Thats always been the historical weakness of balls, weak when in close.If that happens, we can always get one of our girls to hang back to support us just in case they do try something
>>31727880I'm not disputing that the lineup is workable. Just that the roles the anon assigned to the suits was wrong.I especially wanted the guntank on the other team to give them ranged support. Thats why I voted for the rozen.
Actually, here's an idea, for the close assault variant we could go with a Spike Shield + Beam Spray Gun.I know the idea of a whirling DeathBall made of laser blades is really cool, but that would probably be way more practical for the whole "storming the trenches" kinda work they'd likely be doing.
>>31727946Why not double up on spike shields? Wade through the trenches like a boxer on the defensive until we're close enough?Still though we have a bit too much melee on our team to worry about that sort of thing.If anything we should be discussing good range builds.>>31727908I don't know that pincer move we pulled in the debris field was a solid tactical maneuver.
Ok I think I might buy my first kit this weekend. Anyone have any good/ cheap starter models they could recommend?
Guys.How about.GN Ball.Ball Trans Am.No one will see it coming.
>>31728048HGUC Zaku 2.Or Ground Type GM. Ground type GM has alot of weapons to have fun with.
>>31728061Thanks I'll check those out. I kind of suck with modeling; but from what I've seen the kits seem pretty interchangeable and seamless when it comes to switching up parts and what not which is good because I've caught the robot building bug something fierce and armored core is just too much of a hard core game for me to enjoy so I've got to go physical.
>>31728086I'd recommend the MS-06b Gouf Custom personally.Also most of the kits come pre colored. You just glue them for the most part so if you want to try and do any custom work you'll most likely need to use primer and then paint the parts yourself so it looks right.Try a regular kit first though before you get crazy. You might not find it to your liking or making customs might be outside your skill range, so start small.
>>31728041>Why not double up on spike shields?Zero range, not hugely threatening unless the enemy in question is both too slow to escape and for some reason also can't just shoot them to death on the approach. Shields or no, it's still a Ball.The reasoning behind the Spray Gun is that Beams are always pretty threatening, and it'll allow them to be a pain in the ass regardless of who the target is thanks to the good rate of fire. The Spike Shield is just there for the standard shield durability boost, and as a deterrent/last resort against enemies trying to get uppity and punch the poor Ball to death.
>>31728116I'm talking a ballless kit. My mistake, should have been more clear on that in that I completely omitted that fact.Alternitivly we COULD use balls and have them lay down cover fire.
>>31728115Thanks I'll check that one out too.>>31728061We're talking the RGM-79G GM Ground Type model right? $40 is a bit much for my first kit at the moment.
>>31728150Ok god I started browsing Amazon... so many kits... so cheap... can't buy them all... I'm drowning /tg/ I am drowning.
>>31728150I hope you're looking at the HGUC 1/144 kit.That ones cheap. The MG 1/60 is very good too but expensive.
>>31728136Ok yeah, we were having some impressive miscommunication there.I was referring to Balls when I was talking about the Shield+Spray Gun, as an alternative to the whirling meleeball (which is cool in theory but absurd and impractical). We'll need a close assault variant for clearing tight spaces, especially on cluttered space fields or urban environments. Basically the idea is if an angry Ball with a shield and spray beam pops around the corner, the enemy will either have to scamper to a new location or get in a close-range fight with a rapid fire beam weapon wielded by a disposable drone and hope they can kill it before it punches holes in them, neither of which are particularly good choices. Meanwhile we're still lurking out there somewhere waiting to blow their head off and/or beam saber them to death while they're distracted fighting the SWAT-Balls.
>>31728190Ok ya; that is much more my speed in terms of complexity and pricing. Might have to pick it up along with that Gouf Custom... and maybe a weapon packThese look FAR more accessible than I was anticipating coming from the gams workshop side of model kits.
>>31728198If we can up their AI this seems like a solid choice. A lot of people want to do the front man/ sweeper roll for our jugglers ball system which I'm not opposed to.>>31728222If you want series to check out; the first two threads list some good starting points.
>>31728222If you plan on doing any custom work... stay on the same scale. 1/144 is the most common.
>>31728222Check out the build fighter weapon packs.The zaku amazing booster pack has a shit ton of weapons.
>>31728288Ya I'm actually surprised how convenient doing custom work seems to be. No wonder my old roommate was obsessed with these.I love the look of the Zaku's and I really want to take my old Zaku transport unit kit I got as a kid from my parents house next time I visit them.This quest really gets me in the mood for robots and I love you guys for it.>>31728260Noted.>>31728234I'll check it out. I've seen a few episodes from different series, but it's never been something I've sat down and watched from start to finish. That'll change though.Thanks for the good times guys, but I'm afraid I need sleep since it's 6:30AM here and I've got stuff to do tomorrow... like raid the local hobby shop.
>>31728288Oh man it is just straight up an orgy of guns... I like it.
>>31728363Wrong kit bro.
>>31728379Well I did say booster pack since that anon was looking at a weapons pack.Though he could also just get the zaku amazing kit and get all the weapons too at the same time.