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 (Running)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com /archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Hunter%20Quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20Quest (Running)Characters and Gunpla: http://pastebin.com/LBeWi6qsYou are JACK FOULKE, an amateur Gunpla Fighter with dreams to make your own mark on the Gunpla battle scene!You actually can't remember the last time you were actually excited to go to school. Maybe it was because of the thought of finally being able to test out your new GN Drive equipped GM Juggler, or as Holly called it, the "GN Juggler". It wasn't totally perfect, though. Holly decided to put limiters on its performance since she was afraid the GM's frame couldn't handle the stress of Trans-Am. Well, you'd unlock it if you could, but the problem was that you didn't quite know how, at least not without risking damaging your Gunpla.Homeroom starts just like it always does, incredibly dull. However, your homeroom teacher steps in and coughs to gain your attention."Class, we'll be having a new student as of today. Please come in."(cont)
>>32766876And that's when you see Charlotte walk in, confident and with a smile on her face. Immediately the room falls quiet and you can tell she's made an impression, especially among most of the guys and maybe quite a few of the girls. You, meanwhile, were busy trying not to cry out in surprise, managing to restrict it to a choking cough. Lucina and Mac silently glance at you and you just shrug back at them."Would you care to introduce yourself, Miss Dumont?" The teacher says.Dumont?"Hi everybody!" Charlotte waves cheerfully. "I'm Charlotte Dumont. I hope we can all get along!""You're free to take whatever seat you can find." The homeroom teacher drones on.>Just stay quiet. You don't want to draw any attention.>Fuck it, call her over.>Other
>>32766888>Just stay quiet. You don't want to draw any attention.As if we need to do that anymore than we have.
>>32766888>>Just stay quiet. You don't want to draw any attention.Don't be that guy
>>32766888>>Fuck it, call her over.
>>32766888>Dumont?Do we know who they are, the family name at least, or no? I'm guessing no...Anyways.>Just stay quiet. You don't want to draw any attention.
>>32766888>Wave at her.COMPROMISES
>>32766888>Just stay quiet. You don't want to draw any attention.I guess
>>32766888>Just stay quiet. You don't want to draw any attention.A simple nod between two fighters that acknowledge one another would do.
>>32766888>>Other>Wave at herDont totally ignore her.
>>32766888>Fuck it, call her over.We ain't afraid of no attention
Rolled 4>>32766983This is fine I guess
>>32766888>>Just stay quiet. You don't want to draw any attention.Jack is not good with very large crowds of people.
>>32766888>single casual shoulder height wave
"Spider" Gouf guy here again; just wanted to say thanks again to Merc, /toy/, and the rest of you for getting me into an extremely fun hobby.I just wanted to share a few quick things with you all like I did last week since I mostly finished up my Full Armor Thunderbolt Gundam.
>>32767314Who is that?Sorry, memory is bad bad.
>>32767334A bad joke, can't wait for Char to take on a fourth identity, maybe she'll start wearing sunglasses?
>>32767269Really, Merc kind of drove me insane (not sure in a good and bad way and I started watching/skimming through the gundam series)I'm now on Zeta gundam, the art is a bit less of an eye sore then MSG so that's a plus
>>32766888You don't want to draw too much attention, so you just give a slight wave, which she manages to catch. Charlotte takes a seat near the back, as close as she can get to you, and you quietly and surreptitiously swap desks while the homeroom teacher wasn't looking. It's not as if he would really notice or anything."I see you got enrolled." You whisper to Charlotte. "Yeah, well, when your parents aren't around, it's surprisingly easy to boss the hired help around." Charlotte grins. "It's uh, kinda intimidating being among so many people, though.""You'll get used to it." You assure her. "What's up with the last name, though? Dumont?""My mom's maiden name." Charlotte shrugs. "I sorta thought going in with my actual last name would attract attention I seriously did not want.""You have a point." You nod. "So hey, um, what are doing for lunch?" Charlotte asks.>Let's go to the team room.>Let's go to the battle area.>Let's just hang out with [specify].>Other
Does Lucina have any relatives? I swear that Tarin, Lucina, and Tokaku could be from the same damn family...
>>32767413>>Let's go to the team room.Social activity!
>>32767424>>32767413>Let's go to the team roomGotta see what the rest of the crew has been doing with their dosh.
>>32767422Tarin is Lucina's mother, probably in this quest's version of ECOAS or Londo Bell
>>32766888>>Fuck it, call her over.Take your purse off and be a man!
>>32767413>>Let's go to the team room.Let's hang out there.
>>32767422Maybe Tokaku could be Lucina's cousin or something. The resemblance is quite amazing actually.
>>32767413>Let's go to the team room.Unless she wants to watch some bullshit matches
>>32767413>>Let's go to the team room.
>>32767413>Let's go to the team room.And not to be ass saying that though makes me one, so whatever. The picture dump is starting to get obnoxious.
>>32767501Merc, can the guy posting these pics be the final boss?
>>32767413>Let's go to the team room.To the team room!!!
>>32767413>Let's just hang out with [Karen].I recall her staying behind the clubroom last thread. Is something up with her?
>>32767269>>32767302>>32767367>>32767392>>32767424>>32767448>>32767501>>32767526And that's it. Thanks again for introducing me to such a fantastic hobby!
>>32767444SOCIAL LINKS, GO!!!
>>32767547I'd be flattered if Merc ever used any of my designs, but as a final boss? I'm sure he's got someone much more fearsome in mind that an amateur gunpla enthusiast who gets his kicks out of making dumb things for the fun of it.
Is it weird to put a core fighter in our GM?
>>32767413>>Let's go to the team room.I want to test out our GN Juggler.
>>32767720I wouldn't think so. Also, is there a particular reason for this idea?
Rolled 16>>32767720A little.Takes up backpack space.
>>32767720It's probably a good idea, although Booster packs are more common in the show
>>32767720It's not really out of place, but it'll take drastic modifications I guess.
>>32767413"Ah, we'll probably go to the team room. Get you properly inducted!" You grin. "So, like uh, how does the whole lunch period thing work?" Charlotte asks."You don't know?" You raise an eyebrow."Like uh, do you bring your own lunch, or do you buy it? This whole school thing is new to me!"It was almost too cute."Well, the vast majority of us buy our food from the cafeteria. But I mean, if you got the time and/or cooking ability, I guess you can bring your own food.""Oh, good, because I think my cook made a bit too much."She has a COOK!? "What's... with that weird look?" Charlotte blinks."N-nothing..." You sigh and shake your head.The first few class periods pass by in a flash as you try and weather the storm of lectures and note taking. During the morning break, you see Karen passing by as normal However, she looks a bit... flustered? Distressed? She certainly didn't appear to be her normal, refined self.>Ask her what's wrong.>Now is not the time.>Other
>>32767720should just hold out for a gundam conversion kit
>>32767815>>Ask her what's wrong.something's bugging her, time to go and find out.
>>32767815>Now is not the time.>OtherWe can ask her about what's bugging her in private in the team roomcapcha: understand alueir
>>32767815>Ask her what's wrong.What's up boss?
>>32767815>Ask her what's wrong.Ask for the short version of what's bothering her for now. Save the long details for the team room.
>>32767815>>Ask her what's wrong.>>32767756I just marathoned/watched/skimmed through the first Gundam series, and I'm a little pissed at the GMs dropping like flies so I thought something like that will help?>>32767821....Maybe? It was just a idea to put out there
>>32767815>"Like uh, do you bring your own lunch, or do you buy it? This whole school thing is new to me!"> She has a COOK!? Charlotte confirmed for PRINCESS OF SPACE
>Not calling our gunpla the GN GM JugglerI just want to see how much we can add to its name.
>>32767873well that was due to many newbie pilots being in them. by the time of the final battle the ones that survived were good enough to hold their own against Rookie piloted Gelgoogs.
>>32767873GMs are built by the lowest bidder, they are meant to drop like flies. Having a Core Fighter probably gives up some torso articulation
>>32767815>Ask her what's wrongTake that bait
>>32767815>Ask her what's wrong.What's wrong boss lady.
>>32767904True, but still I can't help but get a little angry. or maybe the outdated animation of them biting the dust bothers me?I just thought something like that will help. Also why do we not have the 60mm head vulcans in our weapons set?
>>32767883You know, a thought occurs to me: 00 often pronounces the "GN" as either "gin" or "gun" when it's in the name of a suit. And the GM is pronounced as "jim" . Which means that I will be very disappointed with Merc if our debut with the GN Juggler does not involve someone saying "It's a Gun-Jim!"
>>32767912But ours is a custom and GM's are built to adapt to any environment. Also I find them pleasing to look at.
>>32768003>GM's are built to adapt to any environmentLike scrap heaps, or debris fields.
>>32767941I doubt it's as bad as what's seen in AU gundams where grunt suits are nigh-useless. IN contrast GMs won the One Year war.
>>32768023Ironically, Gundam Thunderbolt shows that the GMs that are assigned to working in the debris fields actually do have Core Fighters. Ones with extra thrusters for better maneuverability.
>>32768066>That turn about bitch slap
>>32767815"Hey Karen, is something wrong?" You say, falling into step with her as she passes by."I guess you could say that." She sighs. "Kenneth paid a visit to me yesterday.""What did he do?" You ask warily."Nothing, except bring two of his biggest goons and just talk nonchalantly about the weather." Karen sighs."So... he was trying to intimidate you.""Emphasis on the word TRY." Karen rolls her head. "Don't get me wrong. He hasn't shaken me or anything. I'm just more pissed that he'd resort to trying something like that, and thinking such a weak tactic would work on me.""So what did you do?""I just sat there and let him talk." Karen shrugged. "Unfortunately, I forgot how much Kenneth loved to hear himself talk. I was stuck there for at least an hour.""Dang." You wince."Anyways, it wasn't a problem." Karen waves it off.>Okay, if you say so.>You shouldn't handle this sort of stuff alone.>Other
>>32767998I was thinking, isn't ours a GM II? Now GN II? So wouldn't "Jenny" fit for a name?
>>32768168>>You shouldn't handle this sort of stuff alone.Damn we should have gone and dragged her out.
>>32768168>Okay, if you say so; if you ever need help though, just let me know.Incoming Cosgrove esque Gwen Stalker arc I fathom.
>>32768168>You shouldn't handle this sort of stuff alone.We're a team you know, that doesn't just mean fighting together
>>32768168>You shouldn't handle this sort of stuff alone.We're a team now. And if Kenneth is bringing lackeys, then it's only fair to watch for our team member's backs.
>>32768168>Okay, if you say so.She is big girl and he didn't do anything meaningful to her so lets let it be.
>>32768196The juggler uses a original GM base.
>>32768168>You shouldn't handle this sort of stuff alone."You do realize you have team to back you right? And Lucina would kick his ass if you can give her a good reason to. Just throwing that one out there for you."
>>32768168>>You shouldn't handle this sort of stuff alone.Yukihime a cute. And patient. Hearing someone speak like that for an hour would make me punch someone.
>>32768168>>You shouldn't handle this sort of stuff alone.
>>32768236Ah, I don't know much about Gundam, UC in particular. Thanks.
>>32768272No problem at all.
>>32768236Does that mean our Juggler has surpassed the GMII?
So Jake used his winnings for a new kit right?
>>32768325Needs more dakka.
>>32768325Not that one, this one.
>>32768325I want to see this fight this>>32767501
>>32768351Well, this already a good first step.>>32768374hmmmmmmmCan we add some howitzer there? Still need more dakka.
>>32768416This is Gunpla Battle, of course we can add 5 more.
>>32768442Is it considered an abomination to combine UC gunpla with AC gunpla?I think using Xamel for lower torso will give it more stability than that flimsy tread.
>>32768442ALL THE HARDPOINTS"Oh my god what is this?""I bought a ball and drilled a ton of pin holes in it and glued a few sprue bits for pegs then started plugging stuff into each other. I forgot to stop."
>>32768489Oh, it's an abomination of the highest order. But we've already jammed a GN Drive onto a GM, we've stopped caring about such things. To beat the Gunpla Club, we shall craft the most horrifying Frankenstein's monster of a mecha possible. By the end it's not even going to be recognizable as being from the Gundam franchise. Maybe if you turn your head and squint you'd be able to see it, but...no, it just doesn't look right.
>>32768566Oh god, we're going to turn into that guy from earlier in the thread...
>>32768578No we're not.We're not turning into an asshole.We're turning into... a clown
>>32768566To be fair, GM along Zaku are the gundam universe equivalent of community bicycle.Everyone will stick something on GM and Zaku and it'll work.
>>32768168>i would have just sat there and ignored him. and blatantly to probably check my phone or something
Where is everyone? This quest is usually very busy.
Any drawfriends around to try and do a mockup of what our Juggler and balls look like now?
>>32768168"You know, Karen, you shouldn't handle this sort of stuff alone." You say disapprovingly. "We're all part of a team now, right? If Kenneth is going to pull something like that on you, at the very least you can have some of us backing you up. Hell, all we need is Lucina and she'd kick their asses with her eyes closed.""That's true." Karen smiles. "I'll keep that in mind. I trust you'll be stopping by the team room today?""Yeah, I'm going to bring Charlotte, too. She just enrolled.""Really now? Having her on our side would be a great help to us."The warning bell then rings, letting everybody know that morning break was almost over."I'll see you later then, Jack." Karen nods at you before leaving.---"Your... your COOK made you foie gras?!?" Your jaw drops as Charlotte shows you her lunch box, which was more like a lunch carrying case."Yep." Charlotte nods, unphased."Isn't that like, illegal?" Mac blinks."Not if you're rich enough, apparently." She shrugs."And it looks like that's enough food for four people." Lucina adds in."Yeah... Alton has this really bad habit of making way too much." Charlotte chuckles. "That was why I figured I'd just share it with you all.""Truly, a goddess among on us!" Mac coos."Aw, it's nothing, really!" Charlotte laughs."At this rate we'd never go hungry again." You nod. "Heck, we'd probably just save all our lunch money for Gunpla parts.""I like the way you think, man!" Mac grins and wraps an arm around your shoulder. "Anyways, I've been trying to figure out what to use my prize money on. You got any opinions?>EAGLE PACK: A fighter pack based off a combination of Wing Zero's wings and a Core Fighter. Provides improved flight capability and speed, and capable of fighting independently from the main unit.>SECOND AMENDMENT: Equips the Super Maxter with a heavy beam vulcan cannon.>THE LIBERATOR: Coats the Super Maxter in highly explosive reactive armor that can be detonated outward manually.
>>32768729A lot of the regulars probably got bored because our gunpla isn't currently being upgraded.
>>32768922>>EAGLE PACK: A fighter pack based off a combination of Wing Zero's wings and a Core Fighter. Provides improved flight capability and speed, and capable of fighting independently from the main unit.BRINGS A TEAR TO MY EYE
>>32768922>>SECOND AMENDMENTMerc, you beautiful son of a bitch!
>>32768922>>EAGLE PACK: A fighter pack based off a combination of Wing Zero's wings and a Core Fighter. Provides improved flight capability and speed, and capable of fighting independently from the main unit.it's either this or the second amendment
>>32768922>>SECOND AMENDMENT: Equips the Super Maxter with a heavy beam vulcan cannon.Get those bear arms>AltonIs her cook Alton Brown?
>>32768934This time I have been online since 4 AM and now i am at work, but I am so happy to post here.>>32768922>EAGLE PACK
>>32768922Hmmm... >EAGLE PACKLet's keep our boy ontop of his CQC game.
>>32768922These are all so good...FUCK!>SECOND AMENDMENTMore dakka is good right?
>>32768922>>THE LIBERATOR: Coats the Super Maxter in highly explosive reactive armor that can be detonated outward manually.Perfect for those who think to melee the gun mech.Also, Alton? Is his last name is Brown? This is important.
>>32768922Question: Is the Liberator a limited-use thing, or does it provide constant benefit? Because there's some work being done with electrical reactive armor that uses electrical arcs instead of explosions to give it much greater endurance. That seems like something that could be modeled in Gunpla Battle fairly easily. And it would mean that he could punch people with lightning. If that's available, I choose Liberator. If not, Eagle Pack.
>>32769032Liberator armor is the explodey kind, because explosions make it more AMERICAN.
>>32769061Is it possible to improve the Ball's frame to make it use Trans-am?
>>32769061as opposed of more MICHAEL BAY?
>>32769061Too bad. I've always wanted a mecha that had that. Well, I suppose that Phase Shift in SEED is kind of like ERA, in that it uses electricity to protect the armor against ballistic weapons. But it doesn't let the suit punch with lightning. Oh well. Eagle Pack it is, then. Agility boost and support fire will be useful for a CQC suit.
>>32768922>>EAGLE PACK: A fighter pack based off a combination of Wing Zero's wings and a Core Fighter. Provides improved flight capability and speed, and capable of fighting independently from the main unit.MORE AMERICA MORE NOW
>>32768922>AltonDoes she have Alton Brown as her chef? Nice.>EAGLE PACK: A fighter pack based off a combination of Wing Zero's wings and a Core Fighter. Provides improved flight capability and speed, and capable of fighting independently from the main unit.
>>32768922This is what Mac is aiming for, right?Either way; >SECOND AMENDMENT: Equips the Super Maxter with a heavy beam vulcan cannon.
>>32768922>THE LIBERATOR: Coats the Super Maxter in highly explosive reactive armor that can be detonated outward manually.Everyone needs a GET THE FUCK OFF OF ME button
>>32768922>>SECOND AMENDMENT: Equips the Super Maxter with a heavy beam vulcan cannon.All of my yes
So the rest of the teams' upgrades (that we've seen so far, at least) have me thinking : We need a theme. The other members of the team seem to be basing their designs on aesthetics. Mac loves America, Amy is a dark magical girl, Lucina's doubling down on swords...We, on the other hand, have been basing our design on practical considerations. At some point we need to adopt a distinct look to our machine. I feel like it will be essential to our eventual breaking free from canon technology concepts to build our own unique Gunpla. Let's come up with some piece of fluff that justifies us having something that while not stupidly overpowered, is quite different from anything anyone expects to fight.
>>32768922>THE LIBERATOR: Coats the Super Maxter in highly explosive reactive armor that can be detonated outward manually.I'M FUCKIN INVINCIBLE
>>32768922>>EAGLE PACK: A fighter pack based off a combination of Wing Zero's wings and a Core Fighter. Provides improved flight capability and speed, and capable of fighting independently from the main unit.BECAUSE GIANT BALD BIRD
>>32769308Except Sundowner had the reusable electric kind, not chemical explosives like Mac would get. Too bad.
>>32769304We have a theme; Why 1v1 when youcan Xv1?
>>32769304How about a super powered Red Arm? We have Pixy's paint scheme, we lost the exact same arm against the Maxter and won the fight against the TUSKER by ammo racking it.
>>32769304Super Hero Gundams?
>>32769304Do Jack need one?If anything our gimmick within our team is 'Boring, yet Working'Maybe some funnel. Yeah, funnel. Juggler already have some kind of funnel (giant-ass Ball).
>>32769347Sorry, let me clarify: I mean an aesthetic theme. Obviously we've got a cool practical theme, but I want something interesting to dress it up in. That should encourage our creativity in devising new upgrades.
>>32768922>EAGLE PACK>SECOND AMENDMENT>THE LIBERATORAnswer is of course ALL OF THE ABOVE for MAXTER FREEDOM
>>32768922"I don't know about you, but I think the Eagle thing looks absolutely bitching." You say."Yeah, I can get behind that!" Mac grins. "Flying around, punching shit at the speed of sound and not giving a fuck!""Like any true American would." You grin and fistbump Mac.At this point, you've finally reached the team room. This time, the whole gang is here. Karen is at her desk, filling out paperwork while her Obsidian Overflag stood there propped up next to her. Jake was still working on his Guntank and Amy seemed to be testing out the scarf she was planning to add onto her Deathscythe.>Talk to Karen.>Talk to Jake>Talk to Amy>Get to business and test out your GN Juggler.>Other
>>32769378In time, my friend.In time.
>>32769393>Talk to Jake
>>32769393>>Get to business and test out your GN Juggler.
>>32769393>Talk to JakeNever got to bro it up with him much.
>>32769393>Talk to JakeWe've interacted with him least of the team. Let's build that social link. And see what he's putting on the TUSKER. Everyone else is making cool stuff, what's he got?
>>32769355>>32769390We are not doing Destiny's Palm Beam cannons, anon.
>>32769393>>Talk to JakeWonder what he's up to and/or upgrading his Guntank.
>>32769304Theme idea: Chimera. If its cool we, add it on and make it so our opponents can't really predict how we will go at them.
>>32769393>Talk to JakeLet's see how he's doing
>>32769393>Get to business and test out your GN Juggler.
>>32769393>>Talk to JakeMight as well. I don't think we've ever got to talk to him properly yet.
>>32769393>JakeWe haven't talked to him much at all.>>32769376How about a marionette? We're sort of going for a support type roll and even have minions. Puppet master.
>>32769441Any better suggestions then?
>>32769393>>Talk to JakeLet's see his upgrades then fuck someone up
>>32769496Make the balls fold out into mini Mobile Suit Drones or combine into a super mode.
>>32769347>>32769359>>32769376I wonder if we can reshape the ball units into something vaguely like a u-boat and go full German theme with it. Probably not, huh?I know, not very original yadda yadda
>>32769496Oh, that could work. We could have beam strings, too. Could be fun. Though if we were doing that, we should have installed the Destroy System upgrade instead of GN Drives, so we could eventually get the NT-D.
>>32769393>Talk to Amy
Rolled 4>>32769530That removes part of their advantage.The ball shape makes changing direction and delta fast.
>>32769496>PuppetsBitches gunna get stitches.Also if we don't fight a pro Japanese team who use kits with 7-11, Pizza Hut, and Sony themed paint and decal jobs I'll be disappointed.
>>32769530Well, if you wanted a boat...
>>32769393"Hey, Jake, how's the Guntank going along?" You ask."Oh, pretty well, I guess." Jake shrugs. "It's more or less completely repaired."You know, I've always kind of been wondering." You say, taking a seat next to him. "But why a Guntank? Not exactly the most famous or well rounded of mobile suits.""To tell the truth, I wasn't that big of a Gundam fan early on." Jake says as he highlights the treads. "I used to be more of a tank geek when I was younger, but when all my friends started getting into gunpla battle, I kinda just went with it.""So the tank geek chose the tankiest gunpla he could find?""Pretty much, yeah." Jake nods. "Honestly, I would've rolled with the Type-61 if I could, but nobody really takes those seriously, and there's only so much you can do with them.""Yeah, the Type-61 kinda sucked. No offense.""None taken. I've learned at this point that tanks are pretty much underdogs in any mecha setting." Jake shrugs. "Just gotta make the best of it.""SO you doing anything new with your TUSKER?""Sorta.">POWER FISTS: Replaces the TUSKER'S cannon arms with Banshee's Vibration Nails, allowing better close combat capability.>ASSAULT RAM: When in breacher mode, the TUSKER has improved, anti-beam coated frontal armor shaped to demolish anything in its path.>INDEPENDENT TARGET LOCK: Puts the TUSKER'S twin heavy cannons on independent swivel mounts, allowing them to engage two targets simultaneously.
This is scary. All the quests I usually follow have slowed down a lot this week in regards to participation.
>>32769530How about reshaping the balls into something else we reshape our mobile suit into balls? It will be a glorious abomination whose movements will make our enemies shake in either terror or laughter.
>>32769891>>INDEPENDENT TARGET LOCK: Puts the TUSKER'S twin heavy cannons on independent swivel mounts, allowing them to engage two targets simultaneously.Very Much This.
>>32769891>ASSAULT RAM: When in breacher mode, the TUSKER has improved, anti-beam coated frontal armor shaped to demolish anything in its path.That would have fucked us over in our fight
>>32769891>>ASSAULT RAM: When in breacher mode, the TUSKER has improved, anti-beam coated frontal armor shaped to demolish anything in its path.We can plan a lot of fun shit with this.
>>32769891>>INDEPENDENT TARGET LOCK: Puts the TUSKER'S twin heavy cannons on independent swivel mounts, allowing them to engage two targets simultaneously.As cool as the other stuff is, play to its strengths
>>32769891>>INDEPENDENT TARGET LOCK: Puts the TUSKER'S twin heavy cannons on independent swivel mounts, allowing them to engage two targets simultaneously.
>>32769891>INDEPENDENT TARGET LOCK: Puts the TUSKER'S twin heavy cannons on independent swivel mounts, allowing them to engage two targets simultaneously.FUCK YOU! AND FUCK YOU!
>>32769891>>INDEPENDENT TARGET LOCKAs much as I love DYNAMIC ENTRY, I have to go with this.
>>32769891>INDEPENDENT TARGET LOCK: Puts the TUSKER'S twin heavy cannons on independent swivel mounts, allowing them to engage two targets simultaneously.
>>32769891>INDEPENDENT TARGET LOCK: Puts the TUSKER'S twin heavy cannons on independent swivel mounts, allowing them to engage two targets simultaneously.THIS. The biggest weakness of the Guntank is that it has no actual turrets. To fire on something, it has to turn to face them. This will help it so much. It'll be able to strafe with the heavy canons now, that's far more useful than the close combat stuff. Also, it will pave the way for it eventually doing a Freedom-style Full Burst attack with all its guns.
>>32769960Just imagine trying to catch up with the damn thing in it's TD mode when it's firing backwards...
>>32769891And if Jack will continue to engage in dialogue, ask why not use a Loto?It's a Mobile Suit that can also turn into a tank and is also an APC.
>>32769960He has a point and will make our battle tactics a little useless that is if he can hit them that is
>>32769891>>INDEPENDENT TARGET LOCKAND take gun from Hildorf, that on BIG Gun
>>32769990>Super heavily modify the Tusker to have a bipedal mode; but only a torso and no head>Can shift into take mode>Then breacher modeYes
>>32769891>INDEPENDENT TARGET LOCK: Puts the TUSKER's twin heavy cannons on independent swivel mounts, allowing them to engage two targets simultaneously.
>>32769990Why are we using a GM and not a Jesta? Sentimentality counts more than practicality. The Guntank is fun for him to use. He didn't want something that could turn into a mobile suit. Though the APC option is nice. Something like the Bloodhound Corps the Renado brothers used could be very nice.
>>32770043>Why are we using a GM and not a Jesta?I don't know about anyone else but I want to convert ours when we get the chanceJesta's are sex
>>32770076Agreed. So much.
>>32770106I love the look of the Jesta Cannon but I'm worried the cannons will take up the shoulder hardpoints we need for our balls
>>32770133Just don't put the cannons on? Keep everything else?
>>32770076>>32770106>>32770133Then why not a Jesta Juggler?
>>32770076Honestly, I never really saw the appeal. The legs are cool, but the upper body just doesn't do it for me. Spindly upper arms, bulbous shoulders and a goofy helmet. I'd personally rather have a Nouvel GM III or Bar-GM.
>>32770154GN Jesta Command Juggler.
>>32770076Huh, just read about these guys on the wiki and I do think this would be a nice upgrade.
>>32770133we could just not use the balls on the jesta
>>32770172I-I like you anon.
>>32770169>goofy helmet>not gloriousAnd shoulders aren't that bad looking...
>>32770154not everything needs to use the balls
>>32770185I like the Juggler system though, we can improve it and make it better
>>32770211Indeed. The Juggler system is something that we can work and mold into something truly crazy.
>>32770211keep it on the GM then we can have more then one suit
>>32770247You realize that we'll most likely getting the conversion kit right? That the GM is no longer going to be there and we're not running two mechs, right?
>>32770043I'd rather convert to a RX-78 as that has better potential and it'd allow us to use the GN drive benefits better. We'd end up with a 0 Gundam Juggler.
>>32770247But the Jesta )or whatever we're going to convert it into is down that line though)We need to eventually improve the frame on it anyway to use the transam
>>32770198The GM Sniper-type just visor doesn't look right to me. Remove it and the Jesta has an acceptable helmet. Some of the concept art shows that, and it looks pretty cool. But having it there just makes it too...I don't know the right word for it. Globular, maybe?
>>32770267I just want another suit so that people can keep their balls and then we can make a good suit without them
>>32769891>INDEPENDENT TARGET LOCKArtillery is the queen of the battlefieldI've got the MS IGLOO Ground War set and that's as operator as the GM K9
>>32770292The last thing this quest needs is us managing to two suits. We can barely mange one.
>>32770279Addendum: I will also admit that lowering the visor makes it look good. It's just that "wearing sunglasses on my forehead" thing that looks dumb to me. Wear them or don't, don't leave them there.
>>32770292>good suit without them>implying the juggler suit hasn't been good
>>32770330did not say that just sick of the ball jokes
>>32770305Not mention we would be splitting money on two suits which would just drag both of them down.
>>32770330I think that wasn't meant to imply the Juggler is bad. Just that he wants a suit that doesn't need them to be good.
>>32770344We barely do those jokes anymore, just one or two stupid anon that do and don't blame the Juggler for their actions.
>>32770344Okay, again, what ball jokes have been made in the last three fucking threads? Hell, five? You're acting like people are making them none stop when they're not. Jesus fucking Christ.
>>32770373You know our base GM that has those little guys? It's pretty fucking good without it. Maybe not snowflake special good but rock solid.
I'm trying to remember what MS follow in the RX-78's line directly.Though I'd say the Jesta's a suitable alternative (considering it's a high performance Grunt suit)
Just a quick question: Is a Jesta more powerful than the RX-78? I don't know much about this stuff, but it seems like the latter model, even if it is a mass production type, should be more capable than a prototype.
>>32770435We'd need to compare specs, but I was also thinking upgrade potential from there.
>>32769891"I don't know about you, but I think being able to shoot two targets at once is pretty cool." You say."Yeah, I can see how something like that could be useful." Jake nods."Anyways, if you like tanks so much, why a Guntank? You could probably go with a Loto or something.""Maybe down the line." Jake shrugs. "But there was something about the Guntank when I first saw it. It just seems more like a tank than the Loto, do you get what I mean?""I guess..." You frown. "Plus I can mount way more stuff on it." Jake grins. "Ah, that would work, too.">Talk to Karen>Talk to Amy>Test out the GN Juggler.>Other
>>32770435Yes and no. If it was pure canon, then it definitely would be. It's sixteen years ahead of the RX-78. Much more advanced and capable. But this isn't canon. This is Gunpla Battle, and the RX-78's iconic status means that it has better available Gunpla of it. So it could easily wind up much more powerful if crafted properly.
>>32770435Yes, if you're talking about in show canon, but this is Build Fighters and the RX-78-2 is an icon.
>>32770466>>Test out the GN Juggler.We can ask Karen's upgrades next thread
>>32770466>Test out the GN Juggler.
>>32770466>>Test out the GN Juggler.>>32770467OOOOOOH good point.Also for those not 00 savvy, the 0 gundam is basically a GN drive equiped RX-78, and the first in the line of CB gundams.
>>32770466>>Test out the GN Juggler.Let's rock.
>>32770466Give him F50D/RX-44http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/F-50D_Guntank_R-44>Talk to Amy
>>32770466NO TIME FOR TALKJUGGLING IS NOW
>>32770466>Talk to Amy>Test out the GN Juggler.Is that scarf thing ready for a live test?
>>32770466>>Talk to KarenLet's finish up the upgrades and then test out our Juggler
>>32770467>>32770468I guess I get it? Thanks, regardless.>>32770466>>Test out the GN Juggler.
>>32770466>Test out the GN Juggler.>OtherSuppose this test is successful. What would Lucina and Karen think if the GN Drive equipped Balls could dock on their MS and switch out their GN Drives on the fly, if ever another 3v3 match occurs?It could contribute to the longevity of their units if the match takes too long.
>>32770422Well, there are the various permutations of the RX-78 line. The one we see in the show is the RX-78-2. Units 1 and 3 were basically the same with some minor differences in armament. Units 4 and 5 started out that way, but got upgraded with enhanced reactors, boosters and weapons. Unit 6 got remade into the Mudrock Gundam, the Gundam equivalent of the Dom. Unit 7 wasn't finished by the end of the war, but participated in mop up operations after being upgraded into the powerful Full Armor 7th. Which reminds me, there are about a dozen variations on the Full Armor Weapons System that could be applied. I'm not going to mention those, I don't really care enough to. The Alex and it's Newtype use variant, the Netix, are both based on the RX-78. Plenty of good stuff there. The GP series Anaheim built are based on the Alex, so they're in line, too. And of course there's the Gundam Mk.II, which really should have been like, the Gundam Mk.VII, but those side stories were made after Zeta came out, so they're technically retcons.
>>32770575>GN Drive equipped Balls could dock on their MS and switch out their GN Drives on the flyI really doubt that's even possible at all.
>>32770575Why would they need to? Lucina is running True GN, not Tau GN. Those things run forever. And Karen's suit doesn't have a GN Drive at all, unless she upgrades to make it the Obsidian version of the Overflag II.
>>32770528Something else to keep in mind is how well built an individual Gunpla can have a pretty big effect out how stong it is and then there's how good a fighter you areThis is partly why Charlotte is so great even when she's using her old red Zaku
>>32770600gotta say by the time of Zeta the MkII was so-so and noted more as a development piece (movable frame that was used in the Hyaku Shiki and Zeta gundam)I suspect it's this that had the SRW Original version the Huckbein Mk II to be lack luster compared to original and its successor.
>>32770660So we should have the imouto build our shit when ever she can?
>>32770660The Red Zaku is also iconic as hell.
>>32770466"Well, I really want to test out the new GN drive on my Juggler. Anybody up for a practice match?" You ask."Well, a lot of us need to test our new upgrades, too." Amy points out."And I actually brought a new Gunpla I just built that I could use in the school without attracting attention." Charlotte grins."Oh? What is it?" You ask."I'll keep that a surprise." Charlotte grins.>Who do you battle?
>>32770670Yeah, the Mk.II was never meant to be anything more than a technology demonstrator. The Titans had already started work on other movable frame mobile suits, so it didn't really matter if it got stolen. It honestly doesn't even make sense to have been built. Logically, it should have been something more like the Barzam Commander. Though it does serve as an effective dramatic device. The Federation forces building a Gundam, only to have it stolen and repainted into more heroic colors, is a pretty easy way to show "These are not the good guys in this story". The Psycho Gundam makes sense for them to have, though. It's a horrible monstrosity, them making it look like a giant evil super-Gundam is appropriate for the villains to do. Desecration of an icon and all that.
>>32770675It wouldn't feel right or personal if we did that.
>>32770737>Who do you battle?Let's go against Amy. We haven't fought against her yet, only with her. And I want to see what the memory cloth scarf can do.
>>32770737>Some ranking guys? >If not Jake
>>32770737I don't think we've had a chance to fight against Amy yet
>>32770737Let's see if Amy knows the School of the Undefeated of the East!
>>32770737Why not leave it to chance? Draw lots or something. Have us roll to keep with the theme, I guess.
>>32770737Amy. I want to see her upgrade in action
>>32770779The Winds of the King!
>>32770741that and using the Gundam sign against spacenoids as to Zeon, the gundam was basically a symbol of terror/fear.And I think that's why the prototype was in a Gundam form, a show of force/icon-ness. (in universe, your reasons are valid in the meta)There's also the rarely known Gundam Mk III and Mk IV which are mainly sideline mechs. Not sure if the Nu Gundam would count as an entry on the RX-line or not as while it uses vairous new tech, the base in appearance design was the original.
I sense a terrifying amount of samefaggotry at work here.But eh, I guess this isn't an important enough decision point to really matter in the end.
>>32770737>"And I actually brought a new Gunpla I just built that I could use in the school without attracting attention." Charlotte grins.It better be a fucking Dom. The lack of Dom love in this quest is slowly killing me.
>>32770832Technically the Nu is based on the Silver Bullet, which is based on the Doven Wolf. Except Neo Zeon made the Doven Wolf by copying the design of the Gundam Mk.V. Which means the Federation copied a copy of their own technology. They really could have skipped a few steps, there.
>>32770888Then why didn't you post one? That's not a Dom, anon. That's a Dauntless Obliterator Magnificent. Easy mistake to make, don't beat yourself up about it.
>>32770888I bet an Internet its a Gelgoog.
>>32770888No Dom, boy NO DOM!!!
>>32770890Maybe not as since the MkV was a side story mech and cosnidering how the few models got wrecked in the process, I doubt the greater federation got to know it compared to the better known Zeon mech (which was in an animated series)Mechs in side stories/etc seem doomed to obscurity in-universe just to avoid paradoxes.
>>32770888I want to like Dom's, but I just can't get over the doofy heads.
>>32770914I see your point it. But all of the Doms from that to the MS-09B Dom, Rick Dom, and beyond are made of love.
>>32770951Oh, I know. But the Silver Bullet itself is from a side story, so you'd think they would have allowed it. But still, you're right, there would have been many more Doven Wolves to study than Mk.Vs.
So might as well test the waters a bit: Which girl do you like / is you favorite?I like Amy. I am very sorry I called her autistic when she was introduced.
>>32771070No, we are not doing this.
>>32771001Yeah, I agree. I just couldn't resist taking a jab at SEED's insistence on giving things dumb acronyms. They actually dug out the word "gressorial", just so they could have the acronym GAT. You ever met anyone who knows what the word "gressorial" means? I sure didn't, until I looked it up just to make sure it was actually English.
>>32770466>Test out the GN JugglerChallenge Mac or Jake to test the equipment, we've been hanging out with the girls a LOT, we don't want to forget our Bros.
>>32771079Why anon? Why not? We all have someone we prefer. Might as well have some discussion, since this isn't waifu quest No. 231. Gunpla is our true route.
>>32771070Too soon to tell, but the genre savvy would say Charlotte has a major advantage.
>>32771070Imouto, of course. As if there is ever any other answer.
>>32771119Amy's certainly my favorite her quirks and love of Wing is endearing to me, though I really wish we could learn more about her soon.
>>32770737"Hey Amy, you up for a match?" You ask."Am I ever!" Amy grins and stands up. And just like that, you place your GN Juggler on the table while Amy places her Deathscythe Rozen. The table slowly hums to life as it activates, bathing the room in a blue glow.BEGINNING PLAVSKY PARTICLE DISPERSALFIELD: SPACEAs the field generates, you're already thinking on what to do. You knew that the Deathscythe was inherently pretty sneaky, and from your experience, Amy always seemed to have a trick up her sleeve. She always liked mixing it up with both ranged and close combat tactics, so her moves could be hard to predict sometimes.>Play aggressive. Find her before she finds you.>Play defensive. Lure her into a killzone.>Other
>>32771142>Play defensive. Lure her into a killzone.We can always move in against her. Plus it would play to our strength, even fucking around testing stuff like this.
>>32771142>>Play defensive. Lure her into a killzone.Trap her in that three WAY CROSSFIRE
>>32771142>>Play aggressive. Find her before she finds you.
>>32771127True but I just don't feel it with her. Charlotte was my favorite before I dropped IS, but she is kinda meh tier here. Great for an eventual rival but that is it.
>>32771142>Play aggressive. Find her before she finds you.The GN Balls are the fastest unit in the club, now, as well as carrying significant firepower. Let's send them out.
>>32771142>OtherWe use one of our balls to lure our Amy, use the other to snipe at Amy and send her on a wild ball hunt. We can snipe her easily.
>>32771142>Play defensive. Lure her into a killzone.Even with GN Drives, our weapons aren't pretty stellar are they?
>>32771119Because your mucking up the thread and sending us into autosage sooner
>>32771202True, considering she's using a Wing suit it also means she's got Plotdanium Alloy.
>>32771202>3 beam rifles>2 twin-auto cannons>6 panzerfuast >beam sabar>shield bashingI think we're solid, Anon. Like really. We're fine.
>>32771185well she just came back into the picture, that and the mix of base character, "childhood friend just uniting with", etc seem to be an advanage, and barring one of the other girls doing something amazing/etc, I suspect things will flow in her favor.
>>32771142>>Play defensive. Lure her into a killzone.>>32771119>>32771131>>32771141No one like Lucina
>>32771142>Play defensive. Lure her into a killzone.She is CQC minded. We need to stress our ranged advantage. Lets get to some where conspicuous while our balls wait behind terrain; when she closes in they will open up while we move away or press any advantage we see.
>>32771232I like her...
>>32771202I don't know, the Balls have twin autocannons, beam rifles, and three panzerfausts a piece. Our own suit isn't that impressive yet, since we've been focusing on a support role, but it should be good enough for most work. Beam rifles and beam sabers have never let anyone down. We should look into better weapons for the Juggler itself, though.
>>32771232Lucina's actually high tier for her choice of a FLAG, but I like Amy a little better.
>>32771232I like her. Just not as a romantic option. She's one of the guys, to Jack's mind. He wouldn't see her that way, at least not without some changes in their relationship dynamic.
>>32771232She's not a bad character at all, though her VMQ2 self had the misfortune of being on the recieving end of a stalemate break. If she gets in some good moments, she might actually win.>>32771245I'm thinking more adjusting the weapons as to take advantage of the new drives, perhaps looking into 00 Gundam-verse weapons.
>>32771227They're pretty basic. We just happen to have a lot of them.Having the Balls go on the offensive would cut our firepower significantly, if the GM is left isolated.
>>32771242>>32771250At least I'm not the only one at least>>32771245Well the ship doesn't hold anything really interesting for our GM.I do eventually want to get it a heat knife and some panzerfaust do to them being inexpensive and the heat knife could be useful against enemies with anti-beam coating
>>32771232Meh her whole tough girl schtick is one of the cliches I hate in anime.
>>32771245>She's one of the guys, to Jack's mindTo you, you mean.Remember, there's alot of voice yelling in Jacks head right now.
>>32771270The GN Bazooka on the Seravee could work. Two guns that can either split for rapid firing or combine for massive spheres of pink death. Give one each to the Balls, so they can do combo attack. The Balls will merge and then shoot a ball, it'll be great. And kind of stupid, but in an entertaining way.
>>32771297True but if we want to keep our Dakka style we could shoot for some Heavyarms style Gatling's or FA Unicorn Ballistics.
>>32771296Well, yes, it's just my subjective interpretation of how they've interacted with each other. The sleep overs and the banter suggest to me that they're too comfortable as good friends for Jack to consider romance. But hey, that could easily change. I'm open to the possibility, but I just don't see it as something happening yet.
>>32771297The weapons seen on the Exia and 00 Gundam can do nicely for both range and melee, though not sure if that's cross any mental lines, though I don't htink they'd be too bad as they're just gun/sword hybrids. Plus we'd have the beam sabers for back up.
>>32771314Good point. Also, I just realized that my idea would entail having a big gun with two Balls at its base. That...that would not be a good image. The dumb jokes would never end.
>>32771142You decide to stay on the defensive, keeping your Balls close. The thing about space was that it was really damn hard to hide, so you were going to have to be almost completely reliant on quick reflexes and speed to avoid danger. However, you sensors blare a warning and you see Amy's Deathscythe approaching, her gunscythe in rifle mode and aimed right at you. Your Balls automatically begin to fire at her, but you have to decide what to do.>Stay still so you can get a clean shot at her.>Go evasive to throw off her aim.>Other
>>32771344Why not have the Balls act as a combiner, instead of forming a gun, why not have them become weapons of their own, Holly used the hollow space to install a beam projector, we could do something similar.
>>32771362>Stay still so you can get a clean shot at her.Lets trade shoots sweetheart see who's the better one.
>>32771362>>Stay still so you can get a clean shot at her.
>>32771362>Go evasive to throw off her aim.Multiple guns trained on her with only one gun aimed at us. The GM can afford to evade.
>>32771362>>Go evasive to throw off her aim.Let's use that Agility upgrade
>>32771362>OtherCharge forward into melee range, throw her off guard, have Balls hit her in the back.
>>32771362>Stay still so you can get a clean shot at her.We've got ECM and the Balls are providing suppressive fire. If she can manage to fire off a clear shot under those conditions she's welcome to it.
>>32771362>>Go evasive to throw off her aim.Let's test that evasion.>Have the Balls flank her
I'm conflicted. In one hand, pairing up with one of of the girls (Imouto included) would make for some pretty good scenes to read. On the other hand, I still remember the VMQ2 days...Terrible. Terrible.Though I didn't mind Falynn winning. Better her than the trapbait.
>>32771402You want to charge into melee when she just got a melee upgrade? I don't think she'll be thrown off guard. I think she'll just slice us in half.
>>32771362>Stay still so you can get a clean shot at her.She is trying to defend against our superior ranged capabilities by making us dodge instead of fire back. Stay our ground(mostly) and have the Balls harry her while we work on getting a good shot in.
>>32771420It's the unexpected route, plus I think Amy's an honarabu warrier like us and won't just go for the instant kill.
>>32771419I hated Falynn with a passion in that story but let's not talk about this here please.let's just enjoy the gunpla
>>32771481Yeah man, I wish we'd get a chance for an Efreet to appear in this Quest. Efreet is love, Efreet is life.
>>32771500I would have liked a Dorado to customize. I love the Vagan designs in AGE. All sleek and predatory. It's good stuff.
>>32771438Addendum: Try and get her to inadvertently fly into a stream of auto cannon fire by dodging a beam from us.
>>32771362>>Go evasive to throw off her aim.Position balls so you can hit her from all three sides at once while evading.
>>32771555Would work if she had limited space to work it. This is space, in all its 3D glory.
>>32771593You could still cut off avenues of movement if you had wide-angle weapons and four attackers. Form the points of a tetrahedron and fire in with beam spray guns. Anyone inside should get vaporized.
Rolled 16, 15, 16 = 47>>32771362You feel that it's probably safe enough to fire from a stationary position. You've got your chobham shield and your two Balls laying down suppressive fire, which meant she was at a disadvantage in a shootout. You raise your beam rifle and take careful aim...>roll 1d20
Rolled 18>>32771627LUCK DON'T FAIL ME NOW!
Rolled 14>>32771627Let's go.
Rolled 9>>32771627>dat rollWelp, we're getting our Balls cut.
Rolled 1>>32771593Its just an idea. Even if if it failed to hit it may delay her charge. We should try and avoid letting her get in short range at any rate>>32771627.
>>32771640Thank you. That... Was a little close.
>>32771640I was getting a bit scared there
So we still failed that check, right?>16, 15,16 vs 12, 2, 17
>>32771728No.Go read the rules in the pastebin it's why they're there.
>>32771728Read the rules on top of the page
>>32771739>>32771743Why? Why does this have to be said every fucking thread when rolling happens.
>>32771767Because the rules are right there and it explains to you how the dice rolls work
>>32771786The response you wanted to say is "Because people float in and out and not all of them have been reading for ten weeks"
>>32771786No, I mean why the fuck are people stupid and need this to be said in every fucking thread.
>>32771800Yeah, no. The first thing you should be doing for any quest that has pastebins... IS OPEN THEM AND READ THEM. There's a bloody reason they're there. Use them.
>>32771821Your fedora seems to be scrunching your unwashed, uncut hair a little tightly.Just breathe Anon, mein goot. It's the weekend, save the attitude for your 9 to 5.
>>32771821Readings is hard
>>32771846I have lost all patience for such shit anymore. Really have.>>32771858Clearly.
>>32771786>>32771800>>32771803>>32771821>>32771846>>32771858Hey let's all calm down. We're all friends here. Nobodies going to hurt anyone.
>>32771875what are you doing on /tg/ then?
>>32771846I don't understand what's so bad with fedoras, when did that became a bad symbol?
>>32771896When socially awkward fat people decided they were a nice accessory?
>>32771896When the largest group of people who wear them are social outcast who are awkward as fuck and ruined a nice hat
>>32771932That could either be really good, or really bad.
>>32771937>>32771896C'mon, they're not even that nice of a hat. Just wear a snapback like all your friends.
>>32771932>>32771945From experience, really good. >>32771947Fedoras look like nice hats though
>>32771932So what hit location system is Merc using for this again? ORE, ORW or something? And where did that one land?
>>32771972He's never said.
>>32771947Fuck snapbacks they are just as bad as fedoras
>>32771981Oh shit somebody's got some hot opinions. I bet you break the bill.
>>32771979Ah, sorry. Some anon said it was based on some system in a previous thread and I took it as canon.
>>32771932You manage to score a solid hit on the Deathscythe, your beam rifle blasting the Deathscythe's right arm off and sending its scythe spinning off into space.You can see the Deathscythe momentarily pause, as if debating on whether to keep going to try to recover the scythe. You think you've got her when the Deathscythe suddenly explodes into a cloud of rose pedals.Immediately, your sensors begin shrieking warnings about being jammed. You scowl. Of course the Deathscythe would have some form of ECM. Your Balls abruptly stop firing, no longer able to pick out a clear target.You narrow your eyes, trying to pick out Amy's unit visually, but you have no more luck with that than trying to find her on sensors.>Charge in. This is a desperation move for her.>Back off. She's trying to ambush you.>Other
>>32772093>Back off. She's trying to ambush you.Nah, you can come out in play where we can see you.
>>32772093>>Back off. She's trying to ambush you.Testing our speed
>>32772093>>Back off. She's trying to ambush you.Considering the base unit is a deathscythe, best to back out
>>32772093>Back off. She's trying to ambush you.>Otherkeep an eye on the arm we severed.
>>32772093>Charge in. This is a desperation move for her.She is trying lure us in to use her scarf to attack. This is okay since we have "The Honorable Approach".If she regains her scythe, we will be back where we started.
>>32772093>>Back off. She's trying to ambush you.Wasn't there something about the scarf becoming a mono blade.
>>32772169Yes, I want to see her use it. But just not in a damn ECM field. That's just silly.
>>32772093>OtherGrab the scythe. We should be safe against ambush. We've got ECM, too. Possibly better, since we have three times as many emitters. We're also just as fast, and can watch in multiple directions due to the Balls. Staying in the cloud is arguably the best course for us. And if we can get her scythe we can prevent her from reclaiming it and shooting us some more.
>>32772186Considering we're having a hard time picking her unit out something that's much bigger than the scythe. I don't see this plan ending well.
>>32772093You quickly back off, not wanting to tangle with a Deathscythe in zero visibility conditions. You keep a vigilant eye on your screen, looking for anything remotely suspicious.>roll 1d20
>>32772093>Back off. She's trying to ambush you.>OtherIncrease GN Particle saturation on the area.It might act as a pseudo detector if we keep watch for any jetwash.Or something akin to quantum brainwave detection stuff might happen first, who knows?
>>32772212We're so lucky to have you
>>32772212You see Amy's scythe still floating in space, meaning that she hasn't gone to recover it. You turn around just in time to see a flash of red shoot out from the rose petal cloud, and you raise your shield instinctively. You see the end of Amy's scarf wrap around your shield, and your Juggler is suddenly pulled forward toward the cloud. She was trying to drag you in!>Fight for control of the shield.>Ditch the shield and gain distance.>Other
>>32772273>>Fight for control of the shield.
>>32772273>Fight for control of the shield.Gotta go fast/Trans-Am a motherfucker.
>>32772273>>Fight for control of the shield.>Other Use your Balls and Head Vulcans to fire at Amy
>>32772273>>OtherCan we use our sabar to cut her scarf off?
>>32772273>>32772297>>32772300These two will do
>>32772300saber that is.
>>32772273>Fight for control of the shield.Have the Balls dock on our shoulders so we can use their thrusters. Also have them fire their beam rifles into the cloud.
>>32772273>Fight for control of the shield.Fire vulcans.
>>32772300Isn't her scarf and anti beam weapon or am I remembering wrong?
>>32772273>Fight for control of the shield.>Use Head Vulcans, Beam Rifles, and Auto Cannons
>>32772324Probably not. It was something we mentioned for future upgrades, but it hasn't actually been put in yet as far as we know.
>>32772324I have no idea what it is. It like forms into a blade that's all I recall. It's still worth a shoot cutting ourself lose from it. We still can have the Dakka units shooting into the field and thrust backwards as we try to cut it.
Rolled 11, 3, 15 = 29>>32772273You try to fight for control the shield, pulling against the opposing force slowly reeling you in. Your Balls hesitate, still unsure of whether to fire or not.>roll 1d20
>>32772370Stupid balls! You should be shooting blindly into the cloud!
>>32772370Hmmmm, we really need to improve the AI somewhat. How do we go about doing that?
>>32772370You give one mighty tug, wrenching your shield free of the scarf's grasp. As you do so, you fire your head vulcans wildly into the cloud, and your Balls finally follow suit and fire as well. Suddenly, Amy's Deathscythe bursts from the cloud. Its head turns one way and showers one of your Balls with bullets from hits own head vulcans. The scarf is clutched tightly in the Deathscythe's left arm and it twirls gracefully in the air.>Order your Balls to back off.>Order your Balls to keep firing.>Other
>>32772396Now I'm considering buying better sensors or when we go for upgrades again we need to improve the AI?Maybe give them personalities or something?
>>32772398Get our sister or someone to control our Ball?Tandem control shouldn't be too out of place here.>>32772427>>Order your Balls to keep firing.
>>32772427>>Order your Balls to keep firing.
>>32772427>>Order your Balls to keep firing.Also>air
>>32772432Oh yeah, because letting the help express its resent is a great idea.>>32772427>Balls never stop firing
>>32772439Maybe I rather improve the AI system, that's what makes the Juggler System so appealing. We need something to improve on that
>>32772459Then we make sure we do not kick it again.
>>32772427>Order your Balls to back off.
>>32772427>Order your Balls to keep firing.>>32772432Improving the AI would be better for the long run (not that sensors wouldn't be also but we have the only Radar option at this time).And because why not. Call the Viper and Omega. And if we get two more Reaper and Bronco.
>>32772494Why not just call our suit Butterfly Master?
>>32772427>Order your Balls to keep firing.Maybe one of the Balls should charge in to body check the Deathscythe. It seems to be making a beeline for us to end this fast.At the very least, knock the scarf out of its hand.
>>32772508That works too.
>>32772494If we improve the AI and give them the improved Radar we gave to our GM, we can maybe give them the laser comm as well for easier commincations
>>32772528I just don't know if Laser Comms will work with them...Mercs never did answer that.
>>32772494It IS a poor juggler who only uses two balls, after all.
Oh this became a weird thought.Since Kirara exists in this universe as a Gunpla Idol does that mean clover entertainment has Idols here in this universe, I just imagine Jake, Jack, and Mac having a secret poster or magazine featuring them.Mac having a Julie or Cole posterJake either a Melissa or maybe Sparky.Jack I imagine with either a Rochelle or Morgan
>>32772554Lets leave the Idol talk for that thread, alright?
>>32772535I imagine it establish clear lines of communications with them, especially if we improve the AI to talk back a little.Again it might depend how the Juggler system improves
I wonder if it's possible to get a couple of haros to pilot the balls, lockon stratos style.
>>32772569But if I mentioned that, involving the Gunpla Fighter I may be redirected back into this thread which I may have to wait a week for.
>>32772554can't see Cole being too fond of it.Julie I'd imagine she'd favor a shield build.Rocelle would favor something more normal while Morgan would likely use a variation of one of Lockon's mechs.Sparky? Something based on Gundam X or Wing Zero (Wave motion guns, anyone?)no idea about Melissia
>>32772608Well it's more like for gigs and stuff and they pose with the product and cosplay. Kind of what Kirara did, she didn't like Gundam but did it for the sake of being an Idol.I imagine Rochelle being actually good at this having a fairly large fanbas
>>32772624I bet she plays a shit ton of Virtual On, which is basically the closest tiny gendums analogue we have so far.
>>32772427Was there any damage to one of our Dakkas from the vulcan cannons?
Rolled 5, 16, 14 = 35>>32772427You instruct your Balls to keep up the pressure. They both pump fire at Amy, who, to her credit, manages to dance between the fire. Her continued head vulcan torrent knocks out the optics of one of your Balls and she lashes out with her scarf at the other, slicing the barrel of its beam rifle off.This close, your own beam rifle wasn't going to be as effective, so you instead draw your beam saber and prepare for close combat.>roll 1d20
>>32772624Don't you think she'll actually be a Build Fighter herself?Also Rin and Niko will sell a shi load of CDs from singing the theme songs
>>32772685>>32772688>>32772690>>32772691Dice, why do you do this to my heart?
>>32772690Nice one, anon!
>>32772680>They both pump fire at Amy, who, to her credit, manages to dance between the fire. Her continued head vulcan torrent knocks out the optics of one of your Balls and she lashes out with her scarf at the other, slicing the barrel of its beam rifle off.Doesn't the other Ball with the sliced off Beam rifle still has the twin auto cannons on its arms? Why not use that?
>>32772724It is? He never said it wasn't.
>>32772734I see but I'm just a little surprised that with all that Dakka we have the same hit rate as storm troopers
>>32772752Seems legit.Amy's mobile suit is pretty much a ninja, then add the scarf on top of that.And add the fact that we outnumber her, with two of our mobile suit being pretty much mooks.
I think adding another Beam Rifle and restoring the original Autocannon mount might be a good idea
>>32772786I guess but all of our suits either out pace her in speed or in our Juggler's case can match it. The aim might be a bit bad (another thing to work on) but the sheer volume of fire should at least singed the mobile suit
>>32772809Eh, it's at least keeping her on the defensive instead of really managing to hurt us. So far we've definitely dominated the battle. Though we could definitely stand to fire some panzerfausts. Just to give her more to worry about.
>>32772839Another thing to add to the shopping list I suppose for our GM, I want to buy a Heat Knife as well. Maybe buy the extra beam rifle and improved radar for the Balls as well?
Something I've found odd about this combat is in the past matches Merc would roll for our ball units but in this one he hasn't at all for them. I'm wondering why that is...
>>32772854Maybe because it could be a game breaker?
>>32772874Eh, then why do when we faced Karen? Or during the 3v3 tournament... I don't know it's odd thing I spotted was all
>>32772854I think the jammer thing that was unleashed early in the fight is messing with their targeting system?
>>32772881So we knicked her?
>>32772896But even during the first round of this combat there wasn't rolls for them. And ECM field wasn't up at that time. So I don't think it's that.
>>32772909We were going for supressing fire rather then aim to kill I guess?
>>32772923Possibly.Like I said, I found it odd was all.
>>32772935New need to install that RX-78 computer into our Balls to learn from combat experience or something
Another thing , I think might need adding was the counter measure suite.Didn't we add that to all of our units?it wasn't on the equipment list in the pastebin
>>32772972Yes we did. We told Merc to add them on last thread also. See how well that worked...
Rolled 6, 5, 14, 9 = 34>>32772881You lunge forward with a stabbing attack. However, you misjudge Amy's position and your attack is low, striking just above her right thigh at the hip. She whips her scarf around and it strikes against your shield. It doesn't cut it apart, but it leaves a very deep gouge in it. You certainly didn't want to get hit with something that can do that to chobham armor. The scarf twirls in the air again. Your undamaged Ball, now having a positive visual on Amy, arms its autocannons.>Keep fighting.>Back off.>Other
>>32772984>>Back off.>OtherUse Head Vulcans to distract her, aim for optics
>>32772984>Back off.>Have all the balls fire off panzerfuats Did she flat out knock out one back there because it didn't seem like it.
>>32772984>>Back off.>>32772998>>32773003These twoI think it knocked out its cameras so it can't see
>>32773003Hell if we have to garb the one with damaged optics and point it at her and force it fire if we have too.
>>32772984>OtherPanzerfaust time. She's not paying attention to the Ball, punish her for it.
>>32772984>>Back off.>>OtherPanzerfaust, also Use Head Vulcans at her optics.Try to Blind one of our Dakka we blind you back
I'm so glad we opted to buy the Shield upgrade when we lost our original shield during the guntank bombardment
Rolled 20, 13, 16, 5, 11, 14, 2, 6, 6 = 93>>32772984You back off, firing your head vulcans as you go. You see the scarf whip out but it falls just short of your suit, giving you another opportunity.Meanwhile, you order your balls to fire off all of their panzerfausts.>roll 1d20
>>32773218And, surprisingly enough, none of the panzerfausts seem to hit Amy. All of the projectiles streak harmlessly past the Deathscythe as it closes the distance. The scar whips out again and you raise your shield to block it. Unfortunately, Amy doesn't aim for the shield this time, but the arm holding it. The scarf flutters past the shield, and then snakes around, slicing your Juggler's hand off at the wrist, sending the shield tumbling away.You were now stuck in with Amy. You wouldn't be able to get away from her, and she was too close for the Ball to fire reliably. It was now or never.>Fight to the death.>ACTIVATE IT.>Other
>>32773243Activate what? Trans-Am is locked. We couldn't activate it if we wanted to. What other things do we have to activate?
>>32773250We can unluck it if we beat the DC of 18.
Rolled 12>>32773243>>Fight to the death.Dammit
>>32773250>>32773254>Due to current frame limitations Trans-Am mode is currently LOCKED. Activation requires a DC roll of 18.
>>32773254I thought that was something we had to do outside of combat. That it was a physical inhibitor, not a program lock.
>>32773243>>Fight to the death.>OtherHave the Balls Charger at ramming speed?
>>32773243>Fight to the death.Use Honorable Approach if we need to.
>>32773243>Fight to the death.>Ball use Tackle!
>>32773265No, it would be a program lock, it be pretty fucking stupid to install something that would have to physically unlock when it's already installed. It's just we'll fuck the GM up pretty bad by activating it.
You people know we're here to test shit, right?
>>32773282There are plenty of examples of physical limiters being installed throughout the mecha genre. If we try to go Trans-Am and fail we explode, it doesn't seem odd to install a system to limit output to a safe level.
>>32773243>Fight to the death.>If they can't shoot try to have them ram her to gain some distance
Rolled 18, 5, 6 = 29>>32773243Well, here goes nothing. You draw your beam saber and charge at the Deathscythe.>roll 1d20
>>32773290>explodeNo, more like it will turn off and do nothing. Leaving us open to be attacked.Either we pass and mess up the suit doing so or we fail and still get or suit messed up. On top that. We are having this battle to TEST THIS. Good lord.
>>32773286True but the Trans-am is too unreliable right now, once we improve the frame maybe but the DC is too high right now
>>32773308I'm going by the series. Trans-Am for a suit not designed for Trans-Am usually led to it exploding. As for testing it, we're testing the agility boost and the ECM effect. We're not the sort to rely on trump card super modes.
How dull, we don't know what "IT" even was and this is one of the times to try it.Oh well, leave it to /tg/ to get something and never use it.
>>32773328I never fucking said to rely solely on that. You test everything when you have chance in place where it doesn't fucking count. How hard is that to understand?
>>32773339DC was too high for it though, in hind sight it might have been a good idea but we were testing our other weapons
>>32773355>hindsight I'm so sick of people using that as a crutch when they don't think things through.I mean here we are in a place where we can try it and it won't matter if we make the DC or not. YET NOPE. LETS NOT DO IT!Wonderful work as always.
>>32773355The way I saw it, the odds aren't good either way. And testing was the main goal of this fight. I suspect other people forgot that and focused too much on winning.
>>32773374>focused too much on winning.Ding ding ding! Winner winner chicken dinner.
>>32773368It may be a crutch because you and I both know that it is true that's why your sick of people using it since you can't deny it. Whether or not we can or cannot use the Trans-am is a bit risky, even if we did it will mess up our suit. We're testing out all of our conventional weapons and we leaned quite a bit so it's not a loss.So relax
>>32773304You charge in, your beam saber glowing with hot pink light. With the GN Drive, your Juggler feels much faster and more responsive, as if you're floating on air. However, it's not enough. You see Amy's scarf wrap around the waist of your Juggler...>roll 1d20 (REROLL)
>>32773374/tg/ posters have a habit of being just as tryhard as the character they criticize, just in the other way. Theyre just hypocrits
Rolled 10>>32773397Come on 1
>>32773341Man, it's like you don't even understand narrative causality. The power you never use is your super-awesome trump card that never fails. The one you use responsibly and test rigorously will have a reliable enemy counter-tech before the half way point of the season.As it is, the Gunpla Club is hamstringing themselves pretty badly by constantly showing off their hand of super-moves. Barring us needing to learn a lesson and overcome our self-imposed limitations to become true Champion Material, there's no way in hell their overused super-modes can match the fury of out plucky underdog suit with a custom system lovingly installing by a family member and Ball enthusiast.
Rolled 11>>32773397dice dice.
Rolled 17>>32773397 just go for it.
>>32773385I'm not focused on winning. I'm focused on not using a stupid design feature that shouldn't even be on the GN GM in the first place. We've already established that Trans-Am is a separate piece of equipment from the GN Drive, so why did Holly put it on if it wasn't going to be usable? My guess? People like you ranted about it in the last thread about how useful it would be and Merc put it in to shut you up.
>>32773409This is a test battle between friends, not an important match, and if it were to be tried out at first it would be here, not in the heat of real battle. That's why sports teams have practice: to test out things in conditions that don't have anything riding on them.>>32773418This is assuming "IT" is trans-am and we'll never know at this rate due to anon being all "Hurr durr winning"
>>32773418I think it had something to do with the last dice roll in which we roll reasonably well.Since we roll well when holly installed the GN Drive we managed to gain the trans-am as a side benefit though currently our GN Juggler won't be able to handle it
>>32773430Thank you. Someone else that gets it.
>>32773430>>32773438Would we have had used it anyway with the high dc in a real match though?
>>32773438Most of us probably get it, theres just not much use arguing with idiots on /tg/
>>32773448In a match with shit on the line? And it's that or lose? I would put more money on yes than no.
>>32773448dunno, depends on the desperation due to it GOING UNTESTED.If we tested it we'd know for sure so we can either outright avoid it for now or work within its limits.>>32773459you mean 99% of /tg/? I wonder if /tg/ is MORE retarded than /b/ sometimes.
>>32773430Sure thing man. Test out the system. And when we discover that Kenneth bugged our club room while his thugs were here yesterday, and our fight with the Gunpla Club involves them using anti-planovsky particle tech that we now know exists, I'll just be over here.Though, in that alternate universe, Char and Jack have already tipped their hands to the enemy by comparing notes.
>>32773402You try to slash at the scarf, but you're just too slow. With one tug, and your Juggler gets cut in half at the waist.BATTLE OVER"Jesus, that scarf is pretty terrifying." You wince as the table powers down. "It's not like a beam saber where you can predict where it will be. That damn thing flutters all over the place.""Yeah, but it's a bit tough to use correctly." Amy says as she scoops up her Deathscythe. "But really, I'm totally surprised it worked out so well!""It's a neat weapon, that's for sure." You nod. "It's almost impossible to tell if it's in scarf or blade mode. Really keeps you on your toes when that thing is out.""Yeah, but those Balls of yours are still a pain to deal with." Amy sighs. "I even had to pop my countermeasures just to get CLOSE to you...""All right, we can do after battle reports later." Karen claps her hands loudly to get your attention. "As you can see, lunch break is nearly over."You glance at your watch and wince. She was right. All of you quickly pack up your things and head off to class."Anyways, good game, Amy.""You too!"You take one last look at your GN Juggler before stashing it away. If you learned anything from this fight, it was that even with an upgraded Juggler, you still had to be careful how you played. After all, your opponent could do the same thing.Perhaps someday you'll really push your Juggler to its limits with the GN Drive...>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week and don't forget Cyberpunk Idols on Saturday and PJ Witches on Sunday!
>>32773462Alright then. There is your answer. The Trans-Am for all intents and purposes a last-ditch weapon.I can understand your annoyance that you didn't get to see it now but we will have other practice matches or we may see it in a match but relax
>>32773477Wow.You might be literally retarded. Thats the most illogical argument ive seen in a while.
>>32773477And shadowrun fuck nuts are here too. Wonderful.
>>32773484Thanks Merc, see you next time.
>>32773491A weapon that we have no idea what we can do at this point. Or how long it will last with our Juggler. Great fucking weapon there.
>>32773491Exactly! Think of the narrative role of it. It's our super mode locked away for now until it can be properly mastered. We've got half a season of fights before we've upgraded enough to use it reliably. We can't just "test it out in a safe environment". That's so boring. We have to keep foreshadowing it. We'll work on improving it off camera, every so often consider unleashing it on the enemy when we're doing poorly. We'll do so at one point and have our machine backfire on us as a result, leading to a bitter lesson on relying on fundamentals instead of gambling on experimental tech. We'll manage to actually get it to work in one battle, but at great strain and risk. And finally, after we've had our mid-season upgrade to a new suit, we'll be able to use it's power to its fullest and utterly dominate the opponent with it. I mean honestly, it's like you people have never seen a mecha show.
>>32773484Thanks for the thread Merc. Also will you add the Head Vulcans or the Countermeasure Suite to the equipment list?
>>32773537Hi welcome to a quest. Fuck your narrative.
>>32773513So why test it in battle? Wouldn't it make more sense to have the GP Base create an empty arena so we can test it in an isolated scenario first? We can use it in battle after we've worked out ways to make it function more reliably in the first place.
>>32773513Their will be other practices anon, I think we have learned a fair bit thought with our juggler though. Though our dice rolls were less then stellar though today
>>32773537we're thinking in practical term, not bullshit super robot terms and even in the latter I'm sure if they had a chance to actually test it in a way that won't cost them, They would.
>>32773561did you not see the choice "Test our GM Juggler" earlier in the thread, that's what the point of the battle was.>>32773566Assuming we get them and not thrust into actual combat or some other retard tangent anon ends up doing.
>>32773500It's more that I'm sleep deprived and basing my conjecture on a premise that the genre is soft sci-fi as hell so plot points are more likely to be based on narrative bullets than some kind of rational.Basically it's an illogical argument because I'm purposefully not employing logic.>>32773502Are you implying that Kenneth, who's been characterized up to this point as a win at any cost douchebag is above such measures? Seems like a more valuable use of his time than trying to intimidate an old friend who's already familiar with his methods.
>>32773585ruthless doesn't always means smart or logical.
>>32773579Right, but the things we did test on the Juggler were things that were easiest to test out with an opponent. "How much faster can I dodge now?", "Does the ECM jam sensors well?", that sort of thing. But "Does the Trans-Am work at all?" is something that we don't need an opponent to test. It would have been a waste of time, especially if we just wound up exploding.
>>32773579We might or we might not, I thinking testing the conventional weapons was very interesting. Testing the trans-am and failing wouldn't have really taught us anything though. right now I feel as a weapon it's not a reliable one and we should focus on our conventional weapons. If possible I hope we can improve the AI and targeting system of our Balls.
>>32773611>>32773614How do we know? we never tested it. You're just using flawed masturabory logic to justify things.if we tried and we blew up, we'd know for sure not to try it.
>>32773592Fair. We are talking about highschool students after all.
>>32773631My point is that whether or not it works is something to test before we take it into battle, even a mock battle. It doesn't require the presence of an opponent to work on. Whereas the conventional systems do. It would not have been an efficient use of our time to experiment with Trans-Am when fighting Amy.
>>32773631Masturbatory logic? Says you and that one anon circle jerking each other forcing the issue.We get it your pissed we didn't test it. We'll do it eventually but testing out conventional weapons are the priority though. and we did and we learned. raging over it now while understandable is moot. We'll try again next practice and if we have a match with some other team we'll not use it and wait till next practice, it's not hard.
>>32773651then when then? It came up as it was a last ditch thing, implying the defeat (in this case) would be very soon.That and if there was such a function, why even challenge an ally to a fight? Because testing in non-vaccum conditions, and in the case of the trans-am working, getting used to it.>>32773668You assume that we'll get a practice instead of a big match.I bet you're one of those "Hurr durr no super mode guys" trying to futher your agenda sneakily.
>>32773651Honestly, with only a 15% chance to trigger the thing by default, we're probably best served only reaching for it when we need an 18 to win the roll-off anyway.Odds are, when we need it, we'll be able to circumvent the limited and lower the target number.
>>32773684>Odds>/tg/ dice in a merc questBoy you must be new here.
>>32773680and you assume that we'll get a big match before practicing, or not go to the shop to repair our Juggler and improve it conventionally/What fucking agenda? Now your just putting words in my mouth without cause. We're just testing, just because we didn['t test the super mode but rather test all of the conventional things the GN drive and our new armament gave us is important. Focusing on the Trans-am and overlooking what we learned from the practice match with Amy is folly, and we did learn in which we can improve our GM conventionally.
>>32773680Well, you've got me there. It was a last ditch thing. I must be more tired than I thought, to not remember that. It's past six thirty AM, here. I've been up all night. You're right, we had a chance to test it and didn't take it. I'm still satisfied with the testing we did get in, though. I honestly don't really care about Trans-Am that much. I don't hate it, it's just not a priority for me.
>>32773703First off, the odds I referred to had nothing to do with dice.Secondly, yeah, if we only need a 16 to win the test, I'd rather not waste a turn with "Failed to Activate Trans-Am" when we could be meaningfully contributing to the battle with a 17.
>>32773724your reasoning would have been believable if the option to use it didn't come up at the end.
>>32773748Why is it not believable now? We tested the GN Drive during the shooting phase, the barrage phase, shaking someone off, and testing the panzerfaust, our shield, and speed.The only thing we didn't test was how effective was the GN Drive in close combat. Which we learned now