PREVIOUSLY on SRW /tg/:When we last saw MAJOR MICHAEL WALTER, ace mech pilot and veteran of the Tiberium War, he was being introduced to Melissa Mao and Kurz Weber, pilots of the secret organization Mithril onboard the airborne carrier Cu Chulainn. We now continue with the results of the last vote from the previous thread.PREVIOUS THREADS:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/32042064/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/32183478/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/32445261/PILOT ROSTER:http://pastebin.com/LVjLYGS3
"So, Sergeant Major," you ask Melissa Mao, "I'd like to know a bit about Mithril and how you run things here. What's standard operating protocols for you? How do you work? I mean, I hadn't even heard of you people before yesterday.""That's pretty much as it should be, Major." The woman leans back on her chair and looks up before continuing. "Mithtil is so secret, only a few select people in the GDI top brass and the UN security council know about it. We operate in deep cover, and when we do combat operations we usually disguise ourselves as GDI forces. Tessa... I mean the Captain doesn't like using us in battle much. She prefers long-term surveillance missions, covert infiltration assignments, sabotage, that sort of thing."You follow up with another question. "So what is your actual mission? What kind of technology was Mithril founded to control?"Kurz replies to your inquiry with a jovial tone. "Well, Major, you fought in the Tiberium War, right? You ever noticed how the Brotherhood of Nod had all these nice flashy toys that we never quite could copy or catch up with? Like the stealth fields they developed for tanks that became the foundation of the ECS system our Arm Slaves use? Or how they had these high-powered lasers that could vaporize a humvee from a click away? Advanced AIs, weaponized tiberium, other things like that?" He takes a sip of his beer. "Well, Mithril was founded to look into where Kane got all his stuff from."(1/2)
"It had to be done completely in secret. The Brotherhood had people infiltrated at all levels, so Mithril's creation was never officially recognized. As far as the world knows, we never existed, and we still don't." Kurz slams the beer glass down on the table. "But just because the war's over doesn't mean our job is done! It's not just Kane that's been getting these new toys. Other terrorist groups, research institutes, shady corporations... there's strange happenings all over the place. A lot of that EOTI business is related to our mission too, that's why we're going there. But me and Melissa, we're not really cleared for more detailed info on all that. You should ask Tessa, Kalinin or Mardukas to fill you in. Who knows, maybe they'll even tell you."You mull this over. "So what kind of tech have you encountered? That giant mech with the force field that my squad ran into in Azadistan... Have you fought things like that in your line of work?"Kurz shakes his head, like a dog drying itself. "No, man. We never came up on anything like that. Mostly, we've been smashing labs and stuff. Don't really know what's in them.">Stay a while and listen>Change the subject>Go elsewhere
>>32463154>Stay a while and listen
I just want to say i am extremely dissapointed there werent more titan votes last thread, nod sympathizers all of you.
>>32463154Stay a while
>>32463218A Titan vs a DC lion will end with us dead
>>32463154>Stay a while and listenAlways heed the wise words of Deckard Cain.
>>3246334if a titan can take hits from a nod obelisk a lion aint gonna do shit
You settle in and make yourself comfortable as the others talk, preferring to listen rather than talk. Mao and Russel share stories of growing up in America before the Impact and the war. Lamia shares some anecdotes from the Gespenst prototype testing, and Kurz casually mentions Mithril monitors the mech's development process as part of its activities. As for Kurz, he prefers to talk about his time with another Mithril pilot, who is away on mission now, a certain Sagara Sousuke."Of course it's not his real name," Kurz comments, "he's originally from Central Asia, but he assumed that name to get into a Japanese highschool...""A Japanese highschool? What exactly does Mithril need to have a man inside a highschool for?" You ask."The noblest of missions, and the best a warrior can ask for." Kurz smiles and makes a dramatic gesture, pointing at the ceiling. "To protect a fair lady, a princess if you will, from the clutches of evil! Oh, and if you ask me, the kid needed to spend some time in a normal setting. Kalinin raised him to be a soldier, and sure, he's great, very professional and all, but still, he's a kid, he should have fun and relax a bit."You decide to ask for clarifications on that whole "princess" thing, but just as you're about to speak, your commlink buzzes. Captain Testarossa is calling you to her quarters on an urgent matter. You rise and excuse yourself, using the time-honored special ability of soldiers to sober up instantly when called to a briefing by an officer.(1/2)
Making your way to the Captain's quarter you enter to see her flanked by her two stern advisors. You take a seat next to them opposite her across a large desk."Major," the Captain begins in a solemn tone, "we have a situation developing outside Japan. A plane carrying one of our agents and the civilian he's been assigned to protect has been hijacked by a terrorist group. We have to send a response team to retrieve the civilians, but we also can't be delayed in our mission to protect the EOTI conference. So I need your help, Major. Form two teams using the pilots in your squad as well as our two AS pilots. Team One will proceed to the EOTI conference on the Tuatha de Danaan, while Team Two will proceed to rescue the hostages and, if possible, our operative." She looks to you with something that almost looks like pleading. "Any questions you have about the operation, I can answer right now. But we have to act quickly, Major.">Questions?
>>32464141Terrain and opposition at both locations.We'll likely want Kurz to bail out Sousuke, but I want to be sure that the plane actually landed in that central asian nation.
>>32464141who are the terrorists on the plane?
>>32464189going with this one
>>32464189if its black hand...
"To begin with," you say as you lean your elbows down on the table and fold your hands in front of you, "I'd like to know the OPFOR in both locations. What are we expecting to encounter? It'll help tailor the squads."Kalinin answers your question. "The terrorist group that Team 2 will be up against have touched down in Chabarovsk, a former Nod stronghold in Siberia. Our operative recently contacted us and reported troops, vehicles and AS units on site, mostly old hardware. Team 2 will move in as a GDI operation, and this complicates things because the region is known for being very hostile to the Initiative, so we need to get in quickly, secure the hostages and get out. No room for anything else." He frowns. "As for the EOTI conference, we have no solid information on the threat we could be facing there, aside from several sources indicating that multiple terrorist organizations have set it as a target. Our objective there will, hopefully, be more about monitoring the technology and research being presented than dealing with threats on the ground. Still, we need combat-capable personnel if things do go sour.">You have 2 more questions.
>>32464520shiiiit so the plane was hijacked by NOD terrorists
>>32464520Then we should probably sent a slightly bigger team to the conference. Hostage rescue seems like something more strike team-ish.
>>32465005I don't know if thats a good idea. This is NOD we are talking about and they love Stealth Tanks
>>32464520Has anyone claimed responsibility for the hijacking or released any demands?
>>32465027Plus if this is what I think it is then team two is going to be dealing with someone that makes Ali look like a choir boy.
>>32465101oh fuck....We could be dealing with Garon and black hand!?
>>32465184>the scientists have been kidnapped by tiberium cyborgs, are you a bad enough mecha pilot to save the world?
>>32465184you forgot Anton Slovichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S9ptM2LHSw>>32465289FUCK YA WE ARE!
>>32464520What local support can we get for the EOTI conference and will we have satellite support for Team 2?Basically 1 question of what support will we have at the two sites?
>>32465184Maybe not. We could put ourselves in the team headed for the conference.
>>32465330>dat cabal>dat corny but still sorta serious actingrip westwood
"Has anyone come forward to claim responsibility for the hijacking? Issued demands or anything like that?" You muse. Kalinin shakes his head. "No. In fact, our operative reported that a bomb has been planted inside the plane, set to explode in 4 hours. It appears the aim of this group was the person our man was tasked to secure, and nothing else. Which means they're very well informed.""What about support at the two sites? Are there local security forces in place at the conference, and can we count on satellite surveillance data for Team 2?" You ask."The EOTI Institute has its own security force, but for various reasons, they can't fully be trusted." Teletha replies. "As for the satellites, I have requisitioned a portion of the GDI's surveillance grid to keep continuously monitoring the vicinity of Khabarovsk. That area is close to a Red Zone, though, so we can't rely on that too much. We have to have a contingency plan if an ion storm hits.">Pick out members for Team 1>Pick out members for Team 2>Decide which team to lead
>>32465579Well, regardless of our other choices, Katina is going to the EOTI conference. A hostage rescue operation is going to need ECS equipped mechs. 8 total pilots, so we can split symmetrically. I say for the hostage rescue we bring Mao, Kurtz, Natalya, and ourselves. Natalya proved to be very important in the last hostage situation, and having an extra sniper feels like it'll open up more options. Mao and Kurtz are more familiar with the m9's than anyone else, and since we're definitely going to have combat here it makes sense to bring them along.Katina, Russel, Maria and Lamia get assigned EOTI conference duty.
>>32464520Let's see. EOTI conference will most likely be The Granzon Ruins Everything Starring SHUUU Shirakawa, the rescue team is saving Sousuke and Kaname and preventing people from getting their hands on Lambda Driver tech (since that was Kaname's Black Tech deal, I think? It's been a while since I watched FMP).Please tell me we're going to get M9 units at least. Or Flags. Anything other than an AS outdated by roughly three versions.Or a Scopedog. Dat vrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
>>32465650>EOTI conference will most likely be The Granzon Ruins Everything Starring SHUUU Shirakawa,why do I hear the everybody loves ramon theme!?
>>32465643so what team do we pick?
>>32465579We should split our forces in half, but I'm not sure how.I like the thought of stealth units for a hostage rescue mission, so Katina is definitely going to the conference. We should probably sent Kurz and Mao to the island, it's their friends ass on the line.In addition we should probably lead the hostage rescue team ourselves, because fuck Nod.
>>32465716We command the hostage rescue.
>By the way, your squad's AS units have all been replaced with superior, state of the art M9 Gernsbacks.
>>32465579Whose got the best leadership qualities besides us? Because that person should go on the squad without us in it.
>>32465579Katina, Russel, Lamia and Prosecutor-chan for the EOTI conference.We'll lead the hostage rescue team with Mao, Kurtz and the Merc.As such, we'll have Katina running a team she has experience with, as well as a sniper to cover them. At the same time, we'll have someone with us who knows how NOD throws down, two veterans with high performance units perfect for the circumstances due to having stealth systems, and ourselves.
>>32465643I'll back this
>Garon, NOD and DC might show up
>>32465798I'm torn between Natalya or Maria for the hostage team. On the one hand I can see how two snipers would be useful for that sort of thing. On the other, Maria knows how Nod operates and we'd be leaving Team 1 without a sniper if we took Natalya.In the interest of diving our forces evenly, so they'll be prepared for whatever happens at the conference, I say we bring Maria to save the hostages.
>>32465759sweet. we ECS now
>>32465945To be honest, sending Natalya with the EOTI conference is sending another cool-headed soldier there. And we're also sending Katina there. She needs all the grounding she can get.
some tib sun map musichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ0QzXXbmsA
>>32465945>>32465798>>32465643>>32465845I think we've stalemated again.
>>32466241Take natalya with us
>>32465798thiscovering fire for each team
>>32466241We didn't. There's three votes for bringing Maria on the hostage mission.
I am sad we won't meet this manhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jotdNUXba80
>Pick Natalya for team 1>Pick Maria for team 1>All other team members confirmed set.>5 minutes to vote.
>>32466296>>Pick Maria for team 1
>>32466296By team 1, you mean the EOTI conference?
>>32466296>Pick Maria for team 1
>>32466296>>Pick Natalya for team 1
>>32466296>Pick Natalya for team 1
>>32466375ONLY HE WOULD DO SOMETHING AS EVIL AS THAT!
>>32466296natalya for team 1
>Meanwhile, in the plane
>>32466389I'm still annoyed at his plot armor.EVERYONE wanted to shoot him.
>theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDEPqtb-ekc"Alright," you rise from your chair and start drawing up plans on the touchscreen surface of the desk. "1st Lt Tarask will lead Team One, comprised of Lieutenants Bagman, Poklonskaya and Loveless." Knowing Katina's hotheaded and impulsive nature, you pick out team members that know her well and can keep her grounded. "I will lead Team Two, comprised of 1st Sgt Mao, Sgt Weber and Lt Winnicot."The desktop panel displays a map of the Chabarovsk airfield where the plane has been taken. Kalinin points down towards it. "Once we rendez-vous with the Danann and drop off Captain Testarossa and Commander Mardukas, we will proceed at full speed to the area. We will be joined by two GDI transport planes carrying a commando strike force. The AS units will launch ahead of the planes, surround the plane, neutralize the bomb, and secure the area. Meanwhile, the commando unit will land, sweep the plane and escort the civilians to the transport planes. The time window for this operation is five minutes exactly. We expect rapid mobilization of local militia and warlord forces once they are aware of our presence. Any equipment lost in the field is to be destroyed, we cannot allow Mithril technology to fall into enemy hands." He motions to the door. "Now let's go brief the pilots, Major."MEANWHILE...You are SERGEANT SAGARA SOUSUKE, Mithril field agent tasked with protecting Japanese highschooler Kaname Chidori. During a school trip to Okinawa, your plane was hijacked by a terrorist organization and forced to land in what looks to be an old Nod supply base left behind from the Tiberium Wars, in Siberia. You recognized the leader of the terrorists - Gauron, a man you thought you'd killed long ago. Fortunately, he didn't recognize you. (1/2)
While most students have been left onboard the hijacked plane, your charge has been taken elsewhere. You snuck out of the plane and gone to ground in the base. The area is heavily guarded, with large patrols of infantry, mobile suits and Arm Slaves from the HRL block nations present as well as wheeled BTRs.Currently you are taking cover behind a warehouse wall. Your target lies ahead, a truck lab parked in a well-lit area on the tarmac, deployed with slideout canvas compartments, windows darkened, doors shut tight. There are two guards guarding each door. Large, humming cables snake towards connector points in the truck from other vehicles nearby.Your training and experience tells you to wait, recon the area, form a plan of attack and not rush in headlong. The place is guarded, hard to approach undetected, and the handgun you have is not silenced.But another part of you, a part mostly unfamiliar to you, wants to ignore all that and run in, guns blazing, to rescue the girl. She's hurting, you're sure of it. You were tasked with protecting her. Impatience and hesitation, caution and emotion pull you in different directions.Suddenly, a gunshot rings out from inside the van. Did they just execute Kaname Chidori? You stir to action, but you still hesitate. What do you decide?>Rush in>Wait
>>32466470Come on, don't be like that. He has to survive at least long enough for Setsuna to encounter him. Once that happens we can kill him, but let the character moment happen first. It'll be delightful. Especially if he teams up with Gauron. Because then Sosuke and Setsuna can bond over their mutual experiences being Middle Eastern child soldiers trained by sociopaths who later in life adopted Japanese names in order to work for secret organizations. It'll be the weirdest day for them, when they finally meet.
>>32466509>Rush inSecure dat fukken hostage, no use busting our balls over a dead girl.Besides, if you shoot a man, surely he'll stay dead, right? What's the worst that could happen?
>>32466521oh shit I can't stop laughing
>>32466509>WaitThey wouldn't have gone to all this trouble just to kill her. They could have shot her back on the plane if that was their plan. Whatever they want from miss Kaname, they need her alive for it.
>>32466509>wait no way in HELL they would shoot her not for all the trouble they went through
>>32466509>Rush inIt worked in the anime.
>>32466509>>WaitLets see what being an operator gets us.
>>32466608yet this is not the Anime. Fucking Aton Slavoc could be in there!
>>32466509>>Rush inTime for Heroics!
>>32466509>WaitSosuke tends to overreact to things, but he usually does so in a methodical manner. Usually, anyway. Let's be calm about this and not act on our emotional response to the thought of Kaname being hurt.
>>32466660By that same logic, couldn't they have something much more efficient to strip the Black Tech from Chidori's head, since this is NOD and they've apparently been at this for a while? Enough to produce their wackier, more out of place constructions?
>>32466509changing >>32466599to rush in!
>>32466509>Rush inFfffffffffff!Anything that requires the people inside to shoot a gun is not going to end well. Either someone lost their patience, or Kaname managed to get a gun, shot someone and caused them to lose their patience. That shit is not going to be kawaii if we wait for terrible things to happen.
>>32466729Eh, so Chidori might be dead. Oh well. At least now Tessa has a better shot at Sosuke.
>>32466720Rush in! Rush in!
>>32466755Or Gauron just shot one of his subordinates because he's a crazy bastard. He does that fairly often. Dude loves murder.
>>32466854so does Anton
>>32466509>WaitI want to see what the AU will do when we ride off the rails.
>>32466509>WaitI get all the shadowrunning going on, but I don't really agree with it.
>>32466868Exactly! NodMalgam has like, fifty dudes in it that kill their own men. You really have to wonder about morale in this organization.
So much samefagging going on.
>>32466854>>32466868So you're saying that Gauron personally supervising the extraction process, or Anton for that matter, with their extremely well-mannered moral code constructed by and for gentlemen of the battlefield, would be any better?Rush in like there's no tomorrow.
>>32466970Which vote won?
Rolled 1>by my count it's tied. Unless I missed something, it's 8 for each option. Will roll for tiebreaker.
>>32467027looks like we are going with show cannon!
>>32467027Guess we're on the rails, then. The ride never ends.
>>32466769you say that like he doesn't have other options
Intense emotion washes over you. Images of the girl hurt, violated, killed and discarded like so much trash. A casualty of war like all the others you have seen. A woman's body, bleeding out in the snow... What is that memory? Is it a memory at all? You feel a fury welling up inside, an intense hate for the ones that kill and abuse their power. It spurs you to action.You turn the corner of the warehouse, noticing the guards in front of the door have abandoned their post and rushed inside. Fortunate for you, since you have abandoned all attempt at stealth rushing out like this. You have the presense of mind to hide behind the corner of the truck and listen."Sir! Is everything all right in there?" you hear a hesitant question. Then a slow, deliberate reply. "It's fine. I was just impressing the importance of a speedy conclusion to our work on the good doctor and the test subjects here." You glance into the gloom. The voice continues. "Now, I didn't think this one would be so uncooperative, so Doctor, hand me formula 2.22 please..."You glance into the gloom beyond the doorway. Inside, you see two pods, hooked up to massive computers. In each of the pods you see a girl with blue hair. One is Kaname Chidori, your charge. But the other... You vaguely recognize her from another class in Kaname's school. Her hair is cropped short, and her eyes are a deep red color, contrasting with Chidori's brown.Next to the pods you see a woman in a lab coat, retrieving a syringe that she hands to a blonde man in a black uniform with red trim. You recognize the pattern. It marks the wearer as a member of the Black Hand, Kane's inner circle. Chidori's pod slides open and the man raises a hand, leaning in towards her...(1/2)
At this moment, the girl jerks her knee forward and hits the man hard in the face, causing him to slump down and drop the syringe, clutching his head. The guards point their weapons on Kaname, yelling out for her to stop moving and get back in the pod. As if anticipating you, she has provided you a window of opportunity to strike.>Roll 1d100
Rolled 12>>32467497crtifail incoming
Rolled 61>>32467464>Black handFUCKING CAAAAAAALED IT!
Rolled 44>>32467497Come on, one man fighting force. We can do this.
Rolled 14oh god it's Slavoc!
Rolled 47>>32467497oh fuck!
Yeah, we're going to die.
Rolled 22>>32467584we have a 61 calm down!
>>32467600It won't be enough.
>>32467603You don't know that!
>>32467464>>32467497>They're trying to pull Black Tech from a ReiThat's adorably naive, considering what they're trying to interface with.Also angry Shinji and/or Gendou incoming.
>>32467655we don't need to worry!>>32467629
>>32467672Not in the first 3, so it doesn't count.
>>32467662Oh, I hadn't thought of that. Yeah, that could be Rei. I hope it isn't, though. Even Nod doesn't deserve to have that unleashed on them.
>>32467703Oh relax. Neuro-science is already an incredibly unstable and dangerous branch of science. I'm pretty sure that trying to interface with Rei is just going to result in all the equipment fried deeper than a Mars bar in America.It's the people coming to save Rei that we should be concerned with. An angry or frustrated Gendou is not a happy Gendou, and Shinji is not the guy whose waifu you want to fuck with.
>>32467753>Shinji is not the guy whose waifu you want to fuck with.Only for one movie. He returns to uselessness soon after.
>>32467774There most definitely wasn't a 3.33 and if there was, it definitely stuck with the trailer version from the end of 2.22 and in no way was completely and utterly fucking retarded.
>>32467810That would be nice, wouldn't it?
>>32467819Don't be silly. Next you'll be telling me there was a Tsukihime anime.
>>32467843Or a fate/stay night anime.
>>32467858There is a Fate/Zero anime
>>32467464There was a situation like this in one of the (admittedly few) Super Robot Wars games I've actually played, only it was Relena Peacecraft I think who was the second girl.
>>32467774I don't know, Shinji's pretty terrifying. Kid has absolutely no problem with destroying the world. We're lucky he so rarely has enough drive to actually do anything, if he did everyone would be dead by now. At his core, despite the emotional issues that keep him cowed and inactive, he is the son of Yui and Gendo Ikari. He is perfectly willing to damn the world if it should suit his desires.
>>32467978That just makes him normal. Caring about anyone beyond your immediate circle is not how most humans work.
Rolled 9>>32467978Do you know what you get when you give Shinji a goal, drive, and near limitless resources to pursue it?Gendo.
>>32467978Good thing in most SRW games Shinji hangs around with the most awesome people in Mecha Anime and actually becomes a well rounded and properly adjusted human being willing to protect the universe and fight alongside his friends.
No need to lose the element of surprise, you think. With everyone preoccupied with the scene in front of them, you quietly sneak up behind the guards and apply a tazer to each. The man notices you as he rises, still dazed from the knee to the face. He tries for his gun, but in another surprising moment of tactical awareness, Kaname kicks it hard, sending it out the door.You determine you have the advantage. No need to shoot the hostiles just yet. First you will collect some information. You train the gun on the man, herding him towards the woman to make them easier to track. Turning to Kaname without letting the enemy out of your sight, you ask "are you alright? What were they doing to you in there?"She looks at you, eyes wide in an adrenaline-fueled mix of fear, confusion and shock. "Sagara-kun?!"The man looks at you with measured contempt, then turns to the woman in the lab coat. "If I didn't know Gauron better, I'd have thought he had sold me out. Leaving the base with this kind of pathetic security is something I'd expect from some wet-behind-the-ears amateur." He looks back at you. "Who are you, boy? Who sent you here?""I'll be asking the questions here!" You bark out, keeping the gun steady. Kaname, recovering somewhat from the shock, releases the other girl from her pod. She emerges, shivering but silent. "Are you OK, Ayanami?!" Chidori calls out to the girl. So she knows her name, you think. That means you were right about recognizing her from school.But that's not important right now. What is important is interrogating the people in your sights.>Who are you?>What did you do with the girls?>How do you know Gauron?>Other>You may combine 2 options, no more. Time is short.
>>32468037Shinji has caused apocalypses, plural, in his single minded intent to accomplish his goals. That's not normal. It's not just a matter of "doesn't care about people he doesn't know". It's a matter of "if I can't get what I want I'm just going to annihilate all souls".
>>32468133>Who are you?>What did you do with the girls?
>>32468133>>OtherShoot him. In the face.
>>32468124hell look what they do in Z3https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAA4_QhMaSc
Rolled 50>>32468124Oh god I just realized something.Kurz, Kaji, Mao, and Misato are going to meet each other.
>>32468180oh ya rei tried to do a hot blood yell. priceless!
>>32468133>Who are you?>How did you learn about Kaname Chidori?
>>32468123My point exactly. Shinji is who Gendo would be if he wasn't as driven. You might even argue that the reason Gendo did so much to damage Shinji's self-esteem is because he was afraid of what his son becoming competition to him.>>32468124This is true. SRW is good for Shinji's emotional state. I haven't played Z3 yet, but seeing how it has both Evangelion and Gurren Lagann in it I'm hoping there's some nice interaction there. People kept comparing Simon to Shinji when TTGL first came out (even though the comparison isn't really accurate), I'd hope that having Simon there to show him how GAR is done would help Shinji grow as a person.
ten bucks says its this asshole!http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Anton_Slavik
>>32468175This. We can interrogate the woman after.
>>32468133>OtherKneecap the man. Just to be on the safe side. No one fights well with a bullet through their knee. >What did you do with the girls?Why were they your priority here?
>>32468133>What did you do with the girls?>How do you know Gauron?There is an option to learn more about GAUROOOOOON and we don't care enough about his scrubby shit to ask his name first.We should already know from the girls anyway, since they'll have been here for a while. And this guy seems high-ranking, so he'll have been referred to as commander such and such, thus it stands to reason the girls would have heard this.And girls are vindictive. They will remember that name to inflict everlasting passive-aggressiveness upon it later.
>>32468322oh yes lets start shooting...
>>32468133>Who are you?>What did you do with the girls?Basic information first. Shooting this guy would be tempting but let's not actually do it. Not when we're trying to keep the hostages safe.
>>32468175I'll back this
>>32468428also we are dealing with Black Hand. Getting shot is like second nature to them
>>32468175Blood for the blood god.
>FYI, shooting to kill will remove ALL interrogation choices and necessitate a contested d100 roll to succeed.
>>32468133>Who are you?>What did you do with the girls?standard shit
>>32468488I'm ok with that.
>>32468488Yeah, let's not do that, then. Voting against shooting to kill. Voting against it so hard.
>>32468133>What did you do with the girls?Most important question.>>32468488No shooting.
>>32468488An interrogation in this situation is kind of pointless, anyway. This guy is probably one of the kidnapper's commanders. Killing him will hurt their coordination when the rescue comes in.
>>32468488Fine, kneecap him.
>>32468334Agreeing with this.>>32468509Also this. Shooting a guy no questions asked is Gates's style, not Sosuke's.
>>32468585>not Sosuke's.wutSouske is all about shooting people no questions asked.
>>32468585ya its not his MO
>>32468599Well, he's about shooting people no questions asked. Not about killing them. He doesn't have his rubber baton rounds with him. If he shoots, he's going to shoot to kill.
>>32468133>What did you do with the girls?>Is Gauron working for Nod's Black Hand now?
>>32468634He was using nonlethal rounds because he was in a civilian area. His first response is generally to shoot, and he would normally be using lethal rounds.Souske is not some kamen rider hero who fights for justice, he's a practical soldier.
>>32468677Also, because it wouldn't be funny if anyone actually got killed because of Souske's insane bullshit.
>Alright guys.>Given that this is a divisive choice, and given that I've also provided information that may sway people in favor of one or the other option, and given how "secure" voting never works, I'm asking you to do the following:>Please make a post linking back to whatever arguments you made in favor of your position and whatever choices you selected (if any).>Only votes tallied in this manner will be counted.
>>32468677No, you misunderstand what I'm saying. What I mean is that Sosuke applies the amount of force he needs to for any given incident. You're right, he's a practical soldier, and that means his priority is to end the threat. He'll shoot to kill if he has to. That doesn't mean he's bloodthirsty, though. He's perfectly willing to incapacitate a foe non-lethally. I'm just saying, he can't do that here. He's not going to be casual about it like he would be in a civillian setting.
>>32468334>What did you do with the girls?>How do you know Gauron?
>>32468807Just do a final destination vote. 5 minutes, they can only respond with the number
>>32468807Okay.>>32468428Let's avoid starting a gunfight for as long as we can. There are civilians in the area.
>>32468807>>32468531This one is mine.
>>32468834Kneecapping him is non-lethal.
>>32468807My choices >>32468671
>>32468916Very true. But most people voting for shooting were voting for "shoot him in the face", not "shoot him in the knee".
>>32468807I'll back this>>32468322
>>32468807>>32468322Do this, since lethal is somehow a contested roll.
>>32468807>>32468322 is what i'll go with after your clarification
>>32468916Still, I feel that the girls' safety and well-being should come before the commander's lack of such.
>>32469062How is disabling this guy not caring about the girls safety and well being?
>>32469062Agreed. Let's just get them out of here. We can thrown down a grenade after they leave the room if we really want to make sure this guy can't follow us. We're Sosuke Sagara, there is literally no situation in which we don't have grenades.
>>32468807Fine, let's kneecap him.>>32468322
>Tallying in 5 minutes.
You yank the gun downward and fire a shot into the man's leg, causing him to curse and drop down onto his intact knee. From Kaname, you hear a surprised gasp, but the Ayanami girl is calm and silent. She didn't even blink. Is she drugged? The labcoated woman uses the brief moment of your aiming elsewhere to make a run for the exit. Even having reduced the Black Hand commander's fighting capacity to such an extent, you still consider it too risky to let him out of your sights. You make no attempt to stop her, instead keeping your aim steady on the man."What did you do with them? Why did you single them out from the rest?" You ask, stating it less as a tentative request and more as a direct order. The man looks up to you, grinning bitterly. "These girls are special, and you know that, otherwise you wouldn't have burst in to save them. The tests we were running on them were to determine whether they were Whispered.""Whispered?" You say. "What does that mean?" But there's no time to answer. Indiscriminate machine gun fire bursts through the doorway. You yell for the girls to get down and find cover, and return fire.MEANWHILE...You are MICHAEL WALTER, and you're waiting in the Cu Chulainn's hangar for the final checkup of your AS units to finish. Mao and Weber are engaged in a discussion.(1/2)
"Think he's gonna be OK? Our quiet but fierce little dude?" Kurz asks as he throws back his hair, looking up at Melissa, standing on a ladder next to her AS."If you mean Sousuke, I wouldn't worry. He's been through worse things than this op, he'll make it through it.""No, no", Weber waves her off impatiently, "I mean, you know, the thing he's got going on with little miss Kaname. The budding love affair."Melissa stares back at him. "I don't know what the hell you're talking about. Sousuke's a professional. He knows our mission is to save the passengers. That takes priority. He's not going to run off on some wild goose chase and risk compromising it for Kaname's sake.""We'll see." Kurz crosses his arms. "I know if I were in his place, I'd forget all about my sworn duties and storm off to be a hero instead." He looks at you. "Or what do you think, Major? Would you forsake the mission for the cause of love?">Write in
>>32469833>he labcoated woman uses the brief moment of your aiming elsewhere to make a run for the exit.Nice work guys. Glad you decided to shoot the guy.
>>32469856>>Write inThat depends on the mission, really. I've had orders that I thought were boneheaded to begin with, and if they would lead to the death of someone I cared about I'd conveniently forget about them.If the mission was reasonable, I'd do everything in my power to do both. I'm not a believer in the no win scenario.
>>32469856"I would do anything for love. I'd run right into hell and back."
>>32469856Never been in that situation. Hope I never am.
>>32470081This sounds reasonable.
>>32469856"I'd say it would depend on how badly the mission would be compromised if I did so. Sometimes love really is more important."
>>32469856"For real love? The world-shaking, meant to be, not one couple in a century gets a chance at it, kind? Hell, I'd let the whole world burn. She and I could toast marshmallows."
>>32470301I never much liked dresden's philosophy, and that particular one was made fun of by pretty much everyone in the setting after he uttered it.
>>32470409Oh it's a STUPID thought process, but it's the kind of macho "always save the girl" stupid you find in mecha shows.
>>32470409Note that this post is not supporting the option.
"I gotta say, I've never been faced with a choice like that in my career," you reply, "and I suppose I should be thankful for that, because if it had been about real love, I would have given everything else up in a heartbeat. So I guess I'm lucky to not have any of that mess get into my professional life." "I have faced orders that were wrong, immoral or plain stupid," you continue, "that would have put people I cared about or was responsible for at risk had I followed them to the letter. And when it came to those situations, I always found it easier to forget about them or pretend I only got the parts of them that made sense to me."You look around the hangar, and notice Maria is also listening to the conversation, standing by the side of her mech. The techie waves from behind your own AS, giving you the all-clear signal. Before you turn to get ready for launch, you find a conclusion to the topic. "And I suppose, if an order forces you to choose between duty and love, then to be honest it was kind of a worthless order to begin with.""Good point, Major." Melissa says, before turning to climb into her AS. Your team clears final launch preparations and shoots out, flight boosters screaming into the rapidly descending night.As you fly off, you notice yourself humming that old Meatloaf song.>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X_ViIPA-Gc..."but I won't do that."
>>32469856"It depends. Battlefield conditions are always fluid, and to be a true soldier, you need to be able to read the tide of battle."
>>32470156No, it's personal. Personal isn't the same as important..
>This concludes today's session! Join me tomorrow for more shit blowing up, Sousuke shenanigans, and mechs with ponytails! Plus - Katina Tarask faces her greatest adversary yet - the scientific community!>I'll stick around for a bit if you have questions, feedback and such.>Thanks for playing!
>>32470569Thanks for running, TD.
>>32470569>mechs with ponytails>VenomsAh shit. We're gonna get Lambda Drove hard.
>Also - should I advertise this quest on /m/ or shouldn't I?
>>32470669Participation seems pretty good for this quest, so I don't really think you need new players. But it's really up to you.
>>32470652Or Codarls, since this is still earlygame. And I think Sosuke got his own ponytail Arm Slave in the manga.
Say TD, what are the chances of the Laevatein appearing in this quest?
>>32470756The arbalast didn't have a ponytail, and yeah he got it in this scenario.
>>32470669I'd say do it Once. That'll let them know it exists, and they care spread it amongst themselves if interested. Probably won't garner too many trolls.
>>32470756In the Light Novels the Arbalest gets trashed by Leonard, Tessa's douchebag brother and his shiny 4th-gen, so Sousuke gets an upgrade, the Laevatein.It's BIG trump card is the Fairy's Feather system, which disables all Lambda Drivers within range.
>>32470569Do you have a list of what series are appearing in this yet?
>>32470872He laid them out in an earlier thread. Pacific rim, C&C, Eva, full metal panic. IIRC
>>32470898Forgot gundam 00
>>32470872So far we've seen:Banpresto Originals (duh), FMP, C&C, EVA, and Gundam 00. We can probably expect more to come, though. I'm hoping for some Macross, personally. VFs make my dick diamonds.
>Rather than mash a bunch of settings in one world, I decided to go for a partitioned approach where there will be several arcs with 5 settings each.>The current arc contains:>Command & Conquer>Full Metal Panic>Gundam 00>Evangelion>Pacific Rim
>>32470898Four series does not a Super Robot Wars make.
>>32470951Most SRW games have an arc that focuses on one series' plot lines and shit over the other. However it doesn't mean just those series are in it.
>>32470954The number of series is largely irrelevant. More is most definitely not better.
>>32471002Five - Six series seems to be small even for a SRW game though, outside of Super Robot Wars 1. And it's always much cooler when you have more series showing up.
>>32471192Then you are wrong.
>>32470951Ignoring the arguing, can we expect to see more series showing up? I know people want to see Macross and I've heard Wing and G come up? I also know people want more Supers, seeing as we've got a mass of reals right now.
>>32471260Expect a lot more of this guy if you advertise on /m/
>>32470951Taking the SRW Eternity approach? Just remember to wear a paper bag over your head.
>>32471260Jaegers and EVAs count as supers, right?I'm honestly fine with the small size of the series pool. The small size will give Walter the ability to have consistent facetime with all of our pilots, which I imagine would be a bitch and a half to squeeze in if we were playing with a normal sized roster.
>>32471497Jaegers I'm not sure about, EVAs are a weird mix. They're more dodgey then tanky, but the AT Field does give them a decent bit of damage endurance.
>>32471597>Dodginess determines whether a mech is super or realGuess that makes my Atlas a super robot, then.It's a fucking retarded dichotomy, anon.
>>32471742>Guess that makes my Atlas a super robot, then.Your Atlas is a hunk of overheating shit, Anon.
>>32471879Only if you fire both the LRM and short-ranged weapons all at once.Otherwise she's as cold as ice.
>>32471597The EVAs are Supers trying to pretend they're Reals because they think daddy won't love them if he finds out they're Super.Their role within the plot of their series of origin is PURE Super Robot, the AT Field is definitely Super as fuck, and their functionality is tied to the pilot's emotional state. And if we wanna talk tanky, Unit-02 tanked a pair of massive cruise missiles to the face and was unscathed in EoE.
>>32471597>AT FieldWhat are AT Fields, anyway?
>>32476060The shit that keeps 'you' you
>Sorry guys, fell asleep.>>32471260>can we expect to see more series showing upAs I said, you can. This is the Ground Arc, and Macross along with other settings will appear in the Space Arc.>>32471433>SRW EternityI liked the way they laid it out, with 4 different worlds where different settings are integrated well instead of one world where everything is crossed over into a gigantic clusterfuck. Unlike the SRWE team (I think - or maybe I got it wrong), I plan to have the MC and collected party go through all the arcs.>The quest format focuses on narrative and allows you to replay scenes from favorite series in much greater resolution than the default SRW games. It also allows much more interaction with the crew. This is why I portion out settings like this, in order not to overwhelm the audience with characters.
>>32477771Fucked up the greentext. Oh well.Anyway, tl;dr you people wanting more and different settings shouldn't despair since I will take suggestions and hold votes for what settings to include in each arc when we approach them.
>>32476060They're the metaphysical phenomenon that keeps human souls from just all melding together into one mass consciousness. Instrumentality strips everyone of their AT Fields and the result is MAWNING LESKYUU.http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_CHK-xFzrZg
>>32477804And now I'm picturing Macross and Ace Combat in a universe together.
Will we have to select a super MC some time later?
>>32480129I plan to have a super POV character that the players can pick out from a list of archetypes, yeah. But I don't intend to replace the current MC with another. Rather, the story can branch off and the players can determine which one we follow at what juncture.
Will we get to Brightslap Shinji? And accelerate the damn thing by accident?
>>32480353>brightslapping ShinjiI approve, but only because Bright isn't here to do it himself.Also, I get the feeling Kensuke and Shinji (not Ikari, the one from FMP) are probably friends.
>>32477771Do the actions of characters in Ground Arc affect what kind of series we will get in Space Arc?
>>32477771>Macross along with other settings will appear in the Space Arc.Can we look forward to seeing Gai Daigoji?
>>32477771When will we see Bolos?
>>32481723>>32481774I have a list of potential series that can be included depending on how the enemy is dealt with and what conspiracies and plots trigger/fail/run into each other, yeah.
>>32481906Forgot my trip, heh.>>32481837Bolo is one of those settings that I'm not very familiar with, but it's certainly an option for a future arc, along with Heavy Gear and Infinity.
>>32481980Heavy gear, but no mechwarrior?
>>32482043Battletech is a sprawling setting, it wouldn't really blend well.
>>32482043As >>32482118 says, it's really too big to smash into everything else coherently. It's like trying to put Star Wars into SRW.Maybe small parts of that setting can go in, at least as cameos.
>>32482118Blakists probably would fit right in with Nod and Seele. A bit too well, actually. Cyborg fanatics that like their NBC-flavored warcrimes is pretty much what Nod already is. I just want to see some of the sexier mechs.
>>32482181So purely out of curiosity, what's your favorite /m/-related show? As a /m/an of (hopefully) good taste, I must ascertain that your taste is or is not shit and make fun of you for liking different things on the internet if it is.
I'm a big fan of The Big O, and I was really pleased with it appearing in the (unfortunately untranslated) SRW Z games, so expect to see it here too.
>>32482463Just checking the thread again and I see this.Good to know we share a favorite, and that it will appear at some point!
>>32482463You're alright. I prefer Xabungle, though. Making something distinctly more Real-like work as if it were a Super (every now and then), makes it feel a lot more kick-ass to me.
>>32482625I know of Xabungle's plot and characters from Alpha Gaiden, and it seems fun, so I'll probably watch it sometime in the summer. The mech design is very down-to-earth, similar to Battletech, too.
>>32482463>The Big OI completely agree.Also Dougram is great.
>>32482844To be honest, it's worth watching just for that rather infamous screencap, where the comedic relief proclaims his new mech has actual Plot Armor.