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/UrPsGUQLYou are JACK FOULKE, an amateur Gunpla Fighter with dreams to make your own mark on the Gunpla battle scene!You and your friends had been spending the past few days tuning and testing your new upgrades to each of your Gunpla, getting used to the new feel and capabilities.You've finally grown used to your GM Juggler's faster movement and increased agility. Slapping a GN Drive onto it made a HUGE difference in terms of physical performance. It also gave Jake a lot of headaches, since the GN particles kept interfering with his targeting systems. All in all, you feel that you made a good upgrade choice.(cont)
>>32907396Also, Charlotte had been making the rounds, beating down a few of the school's bigshots in 1v1s. So much for keeping a low profile, you guess. However, at least nobody seemed to realize she was THE Charlotte Rafale, yet. It helped that she wasn't using her typical Kampfer, but a highly optimized Geara Zulu she called Crimson Zulu. It had an enlarged rocket pack on the pack for extra mobility, as well as a shoulder mounted heavy cannon and a beam machine gun with underslung slug launcher. For the close combat side, it also carried dual beam tomahawks. Finally, instead of the shoulder shield, it looked like the Crimson Zulu's right arm was thicker and more heavily built than normal. Of course, Charlotte wouldn't reveal why when you asked.Right now, you were all messing around during your regular lunch meeting, when Karen stood up and clapped her hands to grab your attention."All right, everybody, I think we're ready to try and rank up in the school standings." She says with grin as her eyes scan all of her team members and their assembled Gunpla. "Now, the question is, who do we challenge?>Let's play it safe and challenge a team closer to our rank.>Let's aim for the top!>Other
>>32907410>>OtherWhat teams are available?Rankings and descriptions please
>>32907410>>Let's play it safe and challenge a team closer to our rank.Gain EXP, and I want to savor the battle.No Head Vulcans?Came in handy on both sides since our last fight
>>32907410>OtherLets look over the info on the other teams and decide from there, though I would avoid gunning for the top right off the bat.
>>32907410>>Let's play it safe and challenge a team closer to our rank.
>>32907442>>32907503>OtherSomething along these lines. Look at groups in the 8-10 range and see what they're like. Not too close to our rank, but not far enough that they'll have top-grade fighters either.
>>32907410>Let's aim for the top!
>>32907410>>Let's play it safe and challenge a team closer to our rank.>>Look into safe way to test IT.
>>32907410>Let's play it safe and challenge a team closer to our rank.Also these>>32907442>>32907503>>32907586Ranks 8-10 is a pretty safe bet. Also, see if there's a sudden spike in rank inflation if we ever step into the 5th-7th rankings.
>>32907410>Let's Aim for the Top!http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xO_2isD-yu8
>>32907706I hadn't thought of that, I wonder where the unofficial "git gud" cutoff is? Top 3? 5? 10?
>>32907410>Let's play it safe and challenge a team closer to our rank.
>>32907396>It also gave Jake a lot of headaches, since the GN particles kept interfering with his targeting systems. All in all, you feel that you made a good upgrade choice.Is this was what was mucking up our Ball's aim or was it the weak AI system?
>>32907762If I recall correctly, wasn't that Val Varo team the school's 8th Rank?Though they weren't able to utilize their full assets back then, we might face a full Mobile Armor team or fight one solo at some point.
>>32907874>Val Varo team the school's 8th Rank12th, I believe.
>>32907874No, they were twelfth, as I recall. There are a couple dozen teams in the school, though, so we're still in the upper third or fourth of the rankings.
>>32907902>>32907916Oh, disregard what I said then.
>>32907410"So, um, what kind of teams are we talking about?" You ask."Here." Karen shows you a small list.11. Swordfish: Uses aquatic and amphibious Gunpla.10. Jokers: A team that focuses heavily on defensive tactics like heavy use of smoke and ECM systems.9. Mole Rats: Mainly uses digging equipment to attack enemies from below.8. 7. Olympians: Focuses on Gunpla from G Gundam..6. Three Brothers: Only three members, but highly organized and coordinated at a level beyond most other teams5. Silver Wing: Mostly uses Gundam Wing Gunpla.4. Noscope: Focuses on sniper units.3.Swarmlord: All Gunpla used by this team utilize bits or funnels in some form.2. Black Stallions: A team that usually uses high end Zeon Gunpla.1. Gunpla Club: Exclusively high end suit used my main characters.>Let's go for a lower rank team.>Let's go for a midranked team.>Let's aim for the top!
>>32908004>>Let's aim for the top!Let's see how far our shortcomings really are while we can still afford to fuck up.
Would it be possible to mount a Satellite Cannon on a Ball?
>>32908004Whoops, I forgot to put in Team 8!8. Night Terrors: Specialize in quick strikes, ambushes, and stealth.
>>32908004>>Let's go for a lower rank team.I'm curious about swordfish
Rolled 9>>32908004>7. Olympians: Focuses on Gunpla from G Gundam..IT IS TIMETO ROCK ON
>>32908004>>Let's go for a lower rank team.We need to build up our rep and resources.Also, why is #8 blank?
>>32908004>Let's go for a lower rank team.We need to grind XP before hitting the top and the middle sounds really coordinated and organized. Bottom seems like easy pickings, if we get lucky with the field.
>>32908004Seven sounds like fun. Even Six.
>>32908004>Let's go for a lower rank team.The Mole Rats seem easy enough.
>>32908004>Let's go for a lower rank team.Gotta get that warm up/practice.
Rolled 8>>32908004>Let's go for a lower rank team.Jokers or Mole Rats, if lower rank. Olympians if mid-ranked.Or let dice guide me.
>>32908004>3.Swarmlord: All Gunpla used by this team utilize bits or funnels in some form.We should talk to these. They sound like friends... Maybe.Anyways. Probably be smart to break through the lowers.>Let's go for a lower rank team.
>>32908004>>Let's go for a midranked team.>>7. Olympians: Focuses on Gunpla from G Gundam..Because any team that runs G Gundam has to be made of Bros.
>>32908004>Let's go for a lower rank team.Fighting Jokers could be fun, given our own build. Mole Rats or Swordfish could also be neat for the gimmick factor. I'm also tempted to request we pull a No More Heroes and take down everyone in order on our way to the top. But that would take forever and could get boring.>>32908030I don't see why not. Could be neat if we ever increase the number of remote units we have to put Satellite Systems on all of them. Then they could exchange power and combine their outputs. That could be really effective.
>>32908004>Noscope: Focuses on sniper units.360 No Scope Headshots Only 1v1 Shipment?
>>32908033>8. Night Terrors: Specialize in quick strikes, ambushes, and stealth.So fucking stealthy, even their team name is cloaked and doesn't show up in team rankings.
>>32908004>Let's go for a lower rank team.We will likely need a couple more upgrades before even considering fighting the top tier guys, and a mid rank fight could go south really fast, especially since we have so little practice as a team.
>>32908004>>Let's aim for the top!5. Silver Wing: Mostly uses Gundam Wing Gunpla.
>>32908004>>Let's go for a lower rank team.
>>32908180Yeah. The Gunpla Club, despite fighting in a boring way, are pretty damn effective. We need a lot more upgrades before we can fight them on an even level. For one thing, we need to encrypt the connections to the Balls so that the Unicorn can't just hijack them with the NT-D.
>>32908150If the fight with Amy taught us, countermeasure and ECM messes with our Balls AI system. So Jokers may not be ideal.But the Moles and Swordfish sound fun.I want to face Aqua GMs or AcguysMaybe a Zaku Mariner
What are your thoughts on a build that focuses only on speed and defence? Something that's too fast to hit and armored well enough to tank anything that hits it at the expense of manoeuvrability and offensive power kind of like this (as much as I hate to reference another mecha series in Gundam, like Macross) along with an Armor Purge System:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sRxf9GDY0w
>>32908227>For one thing, we need to encrypt the connections to the Balls so that the Unicorn can't just hijack them with the NT-D.Stuff like that is definitely one thing anons with a good amount of gundam under their belt should be thinking about. All I know is that our stats aren't really that impressive and we aren't a shounen protag who with asspulls to save us.
>>32908270Lucina should try jumping off her fucking sword.
>11. Swordfish: Uses aquatic and amphibious Gunpla.>10. Jokers: A team that focuses heavily on defensive tactics like heavy use of smoke and ECM systems.>9. Mole Rats: Mainly uses digging equipment to attack enemies from below.>8. Night Terrors: Specialize in quick strikes, ambushes, and stealth.Why do you guys choose the low level teams?All these teams are ones which will give us trouble in ways we really cant counter easily and grant them massive advantages in their chosen arenas.
>>32908004"Huh, well, I guess we should just start things off slow." You frown."That's what I was thinking too." Karen said in agreement."Oh? Taking the safe route, eh?" Mac grins. "I thought you'd have more manly confidence than that!""It's a perfectly reasonable choice." Lucina nods. "Smart choices win matches, not manly confidence.""You just don't understand..." Mac shakes his head. "You get what I mean, right Jake?"Jake nods and he and Mac fist bump."Ugh. Guys." Charlotte rolls her eyes and glances at you. "No offense.""Well, a fight's a fight. No right to complain, I suppose." Amy nods and grins."None taken. I get embarrassed about Mac, too." You laugh."Anyways." Karen coughs loudly to get the meeting back on track. "Next we have to figure out which team we want to go for.">11. Swordfish: Uses aquatic and amphibious Gunpla.>10. Jokers: A team that focuses heavily on defensive tactics like heavy use of smoke and ECM systems.>9. Mole Rats: Mainly uses digging equipment to attack enemies from below.>8. Night Terrors: Specialize in quick strikes, ambushes, and stealth.
>>32908347>>11. Swordfish: Uses aquatic and amphibious Gunpla.
>>32908347>>11. Swordfish: Uses aquatic and amphibious Gunpla.My Aqua GM and Zaku Mariner!
>>32908347>8. Night Terrors: Specialize in quick strikes, ambushes, and stealth.They sound fun. The real question will be what our team make up will be for who ever we do go against.Also, just noticed we still haven't ranked up any of our player stats, meaning we are the only one with straight ones across the board.
>>32908347>>10. Jokers: A team that focuses heavily on defensive tactics like heavy use of smoke and ECM systems.Lets do this.We're offence heavy after all
>>32908004>Black Stallions: A team that usually uses high end Zeon Gunpla.I see what you did there.I Vote to go for a midranked team.
>>32908347>>9. Mole Rats: Mainly uses digging equipment to attack enemies from below.We'll know where they're coming from and they'll have to come to us. It'll be even better if we get a space battlefield.
>>32908270I don't think it would work that well. It would be a good distraction, but without any serious weapons I'm afraid the enemy would eventually learn to just ignore it. Like that one mobile suit from Crossbone, the Abijo. Eventually the Crossbone Vangaurd stopped responding to its attacks because they knew it couldn't really harm their suits.
>>32908347>9. Mole Rats: Mainly uses digging equipment to attack enemies from below.This looks like fun. Either that or;>8. Night Terrors: Specialize in quick strikes, ambushes, and stealth.
>>32908347>11. Swordfish: Uses aquatic and amphibious Gunpla.I'm curious how we fight underwater, or will the field change be random enough that they won't have the field advantage
>>32908347>>9. Mole Rats: Mainly uses digging equipment to attack enemies from below.
>>32908301If she's good enough, she could try to pull this off:http://youtu.be/b7zdxhZxP8w?t=12m26s
>>32908347>>8. Night Terrors: Specialize in quick strikes, ambushes, and stealth.Seems like a fun fight.
>>32908347>10. Jokers: A team that focuses heavily on defensive tactics like heavy use of smoke and ECM systems.The solution is simple. Saturate them with dakka.Not hitting anything you say? You're obviously not using more of it!
>>32908347>>10. Jokers: A team that focuses heavily on defensive tactics like heavy use of smoke and ECM systems.
>>32908402NATCHMAREEEEEEENWe MUST fight them.
So I was thinking.Once we take down the Gunpla Club, we should set our sights on the World Tournament. And for that, we'll need Plavsky Hax. For the whole team if there's a Team Division of the world tourney.Now, Lucina is easy. Make her a sword that swords better (shaped like Falchion, of course), but I'm varying degrees of stumped both for our other teammates, and especially for Jack himself.
>>32908498I guess we should try to upgrade our base suit because without our Balls, we're just kind of above average.
>>32908498It'd be better to find a way to win without that crutch as it's not certain that everyone there would be using it.
Swordfish! It would be awesome!
>>32908498The world tourny special qualifiers is a single person entry from our school.Should be safe to assume its only 1 person only.
>>32908519I wonder if we can convert our balls into a better unit? I hope to improve the AI system, that battle with Amy kind of bothered me
>>32908525>it's not certain that everyone there would be using it.We'll probably face at least one Plavsky-hax using opponent, though. And we should be prepared.
Rolled 3>>32908347I don't know how you guys managed to do it, but you tied FOUR CHOICES.Rolling for tiebreaker.1. Swordfish2. Jokers3. Mole Rats4. Night Terrors
>>32908599Yeah, we're relying too much on them and if they're affected by ECM they effectively become dead weight. Perhaps they can transform into things which can enhance our suit like additional armor, more weapons, etc.
>>32908004>Three Brothers: Only three members, but highly organized and coordinated at a level beyond most other teamsI thought the school rules where you needed at least 6 for a club?
>>32908627Oh great.The one team we can't follow.
>>32908347>>8. Night Terrors: Specialize in quick strikes, ambushes, and stealth.
>>32908627....Dammit, I want my fight of a Zaku Mariner! And Aqua GM!>>32908644I wouldn't say dead weight but makes it harder to be used efficiency, thus I want to improve the AI system when we can
>>32908627Damn I wanted to do some under sea exploration
>>32908668We do what we do best. Scream at dice god to help us. That or improvise...
>>32908548How dare you crush my dreams of facing a tem consisting of Fellini, Logan, and Ral!
>>32908627Oh, great, we're fighting the MS version of Charlie from the 'Nam War,,,
>>32908627So thoughts on the team make up? Probably want to leave TUSKER on the sidelines for this one.
>>32908693Send BALLS down the pipes.They should actually fit.
>>32908657The rest might be in-name only. Probably fans.
>>32908657Their Mother was just as confused as you are.
What type of Mobile Suits are used in underground combat?I was hoping for underwater since I know a few units and Night Terrors and Jokers can be anything considering their tactics but I'm at a loss on who we're facing?
>>32908722We're going to have to have sawn off weapons for that though.Also, that's pretty clever.
>>32908722Going Balls deep.
>>32908644They sort of can. The mounts on our shoulders are articulated, they can dock and serve as turrets or boosters. But I like the idea of the armor and the remote weapons being the same. I remember there was a mecha like that in Zoids, one of the T-Rex designs. The Gairyuki, I think. Parts of its armor could detach and transform into miniature Zoids. We could do that with the Juggler, maybe base it off a Full Armor design. Full Armor Striker Custom is already built onto a GM frame, so we could start with that.
>>32908722Oh, great, we need to make the SWAT Balls (Spike Shield, Beam Spray Gun) now for clearing tunnels...
>>32908761There aren't many. There's one Acguy-derivative for tunneling that was used at Jaburo, one from SEED that is also a derivative of an aquatic MS, the FLAT from Turn A, and that's all I can think of. Most likely they've made their own custom tunneling units rather than use ones that could already tunnel.
>>32908802>>32908722>>32908772This is going to be as bad as the tunnels in Vietnam...
>>32908761The kind with diamond drills on the front.That deflect shots at it and are armoured to hell and back because FUCK YOU.Honestly, think the Jaburo Special MSVs.Like this one.
>>32908802That actually sounds workable.
>>32908627"Let's try for the Mole Rats. I mean, with a name like that, how threatening could they possibly be?""Well, they shouldn't be underestimated." Karen shakes her head. "They are in the top ten, after all, even if it's only barely.""So do you have any idea what suits they use?" Charlotte asks."If my memory serves me correctly..." Karen frowns. "Last year they used a trio of Gomels, but that could have changed. They were a newly formed team last year, and it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility that they upgraded or changed their Gunpla.""Well, either way, we'll beat them!" Amy pumps a fist in the air. "Guys who hide underground all the time are bound to lose!""Let's hope so." Lucina sighs. "How is their battle strategy?""They like to do lots of flanking and hit and run attacks." Karen explains. "They'll emerge out from the ground at an unexpected angle and make a quick attack before disengaging. It makes it very difficult to counterattack.""So we just have to be faster than them." Mac grunts."Or simply tank their hits." Jake says."Yes, those are viable solutions." Karen nods. "We'll need to figure out a team makeup for this.>Choose 3 fighters. >Possible choices: Jack, Lucina, Mac, Karen, Amy, Jake, Charlotte
>>32908868JackBECAUSE /TG/KarenHigh Speed counteringJakeIndependent targetting for area denial and saturation
>>32908868>Jack, Lucina, KarenSpeed is good
>>32908919Can Jake collapse their tunnels if they're close enough to the surface?
>>32908868Does the Tusker have Bunker Buster Shells?Can those shoot into the ground to fuck things up there?
>>32908868>Lucina, Karen, AmySpeed and be funny to watch the girls whoop on these guys.
>>32908868>>32908920>>32908919Actually changing my vote for Lucina with Jake. We need fire powerif anything we can shake the ground where they stand
>>32908868>Jack>Mac>KarenUs, obviously, we need to mod our BALLS to >>32908802And Mac and Karen will both be great, Mac is balanced and fast with his new upgrade, and Karen is just plain GREASED LIGHTNING.
>>32908938Jake just sounds like big juicy target to me.>>32908868Jack, Charlotte, Amy
>>32908868Amy, since she's proven her ability to make sudden counters with the razor scarf. Karen, since the Obsidian Overflag is also pretty good at hit and run, so it'll be able to keep up with them. And Jake, since bunker busters will be very useful if he can make them work.
>>32908946>Bunker Buster ShellsEnemy runs into the ground to hideFuck you and your ground, EAT THIS
>>32908919>>32908868I support this but we have Radar, which can help pinpoint them.>>32908968Or we can add another beam cannon,
>>32908868> JackBalls will provide cover fire, hopefully.> JakeArea denial> CharBecause Char. She's also probably the best in our team right now
>>32909031I'm in for that.
>>32908938Yes; but they can also tunnel under him and collapse his gunpla into a sink hole where he becomes useless
>>32909031You forget our ECM packages for our balls and GM from the GN drive, they will force to rely on visual then their radar.
>>32909031Chars good but we cant rely on her.Otherwise once her identity becomes known, all our successes will be looked on as us just piggybacking on her strength.
>>32908868> Jack, Jake, Char.
>>32909080This, I don't mind her hang around. But our team needs to win these. She help in the background but having her on the front lines isn't going to help us in the long run.
>>32909129>>32909080I guess I can agree to that. Jack, Jake, Karen.
>>32909079This is a good point. We don't want Jake, then. We want everyone to be flight capable. Jack, Lucina and Karen. No radar because of the GN Drives, and if we stay off the ground sonar won't be useful. They'll have to surface to find us, and then we shoot down at them.>>32909129Agreed. We can team up with her once we've made it to say, rank 3 on our own. Then we'll have established enough of a reputation on our own that we won't be seen as relying on her skill.
>>32909129Indeed, shes best as a coach or playing in friendlies against others.
>>32908868>Jack, Karen, JakeI wouldn't mind bringing Charlotte along, but not for our first fight on school grounds. We need to show her we're not just using her to buff our team, and you never use your trump card in the first match anyway.
>>32908868Okay, so the consensus here seems to be:JackKarenJakeIs this your final decision?>Y>N
>>32908868>JackFor Reinforcement and Support, Our GN Juggler can use it's radar and laser comm to coordinate and pinpoint the enemy MS and protect the Guntank by messing with their senors relying them to go above ground.The Balls can be help disrupt densors as Karen can face them up from (I want to see what upgrade we gave her)>KarenClose Combat and maybe tunnel radar and will protect/support our balls as they jam their senors>JakeArea denial for lack of a better idea
>>32909129I disagree. She's still a member of the club and she'll have to compete eventually anyway. It wont be a problem as long as we don't field her every single battle, just put her in the normal rotation like everyone else.
>>32909220I'm okay with this, but I'd prefer Char to be in one of our battles> Y
>>32909220Wait; can we chose not to battle? Our Juggler isn't an ideal kit for this.
>>32909268The balls are one of the few things that can follow them down.They're perfect.
>>32909268Sadly, you'll never win that fight. Because /tg/ has this stupid habit of 'The MC must do all the things!' instead of letting others do it even when it's logical to do so.
>>32909268Bull. If we mod our Balls a little, we're perfect for tunnel running. CALL OUR BALL MONGER SISTER!
>>32909314that and if they don't have the MC, it's likely for a stupid reason like spiting waifufags. (See VMQ2)
>>32909268>>32909314Our Juggler Is good for this case for jamming purposes and our improved radar should help.Which reminds me we should get improved radar for our Balls for recon purposes
>>32909268Pfft. Our Balls can fit down the tunnels with ease, and with a little modification (improved frontal armor, beam shotgun) they're absolutely perfect. Someone call our ball obsessed sister.
>>32909268We actually do perform a good supporting role.With 3 units giving off ECM and our base unit with strengthened radar support, we can give false reading locations to the enemies and direct the Tusker's fire into the ground if he has bunker buster shells.The Balls are also small enough to enter the tunnels to fuck shit up and thats likely something they won't expect.We need to be here for the Tusker to perform to its full capability.>>32909314Don't you start.
>>32909315>>32909361So should we have 1 ball for Tunnel clearing and 1 ball for support topside, or have both tunnel clearing?
>>32909390One and one.
>>32909390If Karen can enter the Tunnels as well I think one should support her. If only to mask her presence
>>32909390It'd be nice if we knew the terrain beforehand... but as it is, I'd say both in the tunnels. We have Tusker and Obsidian backing us up on the surface.
>>32909364>Don't you start.Start what? I merely pointed out a nasty habit /tg/ has. That whenever or where ever they would prefer to do it 'themselves' over ever letting another character have a moment to do something meaningful. Even when the other character in question is better equipped for the job than the MC.
>>32909364>The Balls are also small enough to enter the tunnels to fuck shit up and thats likely something they won't expect.But they will expect it since they'll know they're playing against a juggler when we take out gunpla out.
>>32909441But in this case, we're not doing it ourselves we're support not front lines depending on the ideal situation, our goal is jamming and detecting. If we wanted to fight head on we would have used this.http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/GM_Underground_Combat_Type>>32909453that is speculation though and even then they don't expect us to put a GN Drive onto balls thus jamming their underground sensor
>>32909559Okay, Magical Ensign Blaster Mari is not a good place to draw inspiration from. Though the Magnet Coating Ball could be hilarious to build. All flailing all over the place.
>>32909220"The way I see it, my Juggler can provide the support, you got the speed, and Jake has the firepower." You say. "I can probably detect where they'll be coming from with my sensors, you can counter them if they emerge, and Jake can handle area denial.""That makes sense." Karen nods. "That would give us a big fighting chance.""I'd like to fight some regular enemies for once, though." Jake sighed."Don't worry, you'll get your chance someday!" Amy pats him on the shoulder."Good, now that's been decided." Karen looks at you again. "I can issue the challenge right now, and we'd be able to fight them after school today. Unless, that is, you want more time for last minute upgrades?">Nah, we can fight them today.>Let's delay for a bit.>Other
>>32909559And you seem to be missing my point in that /tg/ would prefer to vote the MC into any situation even if they lack the ability to do the job.I am neither agreeing or disagreeing with us going onto this field merely pointing out to; >>32909268>can we chose not to battle? Is going to be next to impossible to do so given the type of people that tend to be in these threads at anytime.
>>32909643>>Other"How about you? You didn't upgrade your gunpla. Will you have time?"
>>32909643>>Let's delay for a bit.Add radars to our balls!
>>32909643Check and see if she upgraded her gunplay. If she has, then let's hit it. If she hasn't, delay, and see if we can add radars or some stronger frontal armor for our Balls.
>Let's delay for a bit.If we're sending our Balls into the tunnels, they could probably use some beam sabers. Guns won't work as well if the tunnels are narrow and there are a lot of turns.
>>32909643>>Let's delay for a bit.
>>32909643>Let's delay for a bit.Gives us time to make any changes to our gear.
>>32909703Beam sabers... But they don't have arms. At all. We replaced them with guns. No, I suggest replacing the autocannons with shotguns if we can. And, of course, boarding armor. Or whatever you wanna call it. Heavier armor in front.
Shop List.2X Dual Band Radar - 200: Significantly increases a Gunpla's detection capabilities (Balls)2XBeam Rifle - 200: The basic beam rifle. It is a semi-automatic weapon that fires powerful energy beams that cut through most armor with ease. (Balls) (We can convert the Duel Autocannon into a single mount back where it used to be and make the beam rifles onto the arm mounts))Heat Knife - 50: A basic and compact melee weapon. Not too powerful nor does it have a lot of reach, but it's compact enough that it doesn't take up a hardpoint slot when equipped. (GM)3XPanzerfaust - 50: Smaller and lighter than the bazooka, the panzerfaust can fire a single, powerful unguided rocket. Can carry up to 3 panzerfausts without taking up a hardpoint. (GM)roughly around 1000 credits in total
>>32909643Hey, he got to fight regular enemies. Remember when he took out that AGE-3? Or when he fought us, and we blew him up? >OtherLet's get the situation on the rest of the team's upgrades. We don't know what Karen's put on the Overflag, if she's put anything at all. She could be saving up for something. I'm hoping she's going to get a conversion kit to the Brave. Lots more little flanges to put blades on, and with the transformation mode she could turn into a giant flying razorblade.
Merc: how effective laser comms work underground?Might be useful to add as well?
>>32909810Laser comms need LOS
>>32909810laser comms need los
>>32909763What do our funds look like? Couldn't find them on the pastebin
>>32909839Around 1800 credits if I remember correctly
>>32909810Probably not at all. Lasers don't go through dirt very well. Unless they're weapons grade, but in that case you really don't want to be pointing them at your friends.
I have a question. Does Jake know about the Hildolfr or Rhinoceros? Those are pretty tank-like and it would give him a possible upgrade option if he needs one.
>>32909862Hmm. Cool. Thank you. I am a little warry of splurging, since I really want to pick up a RX conversion, or something like it, soon.
>>32909883Those are both mobile armors which are just really unsportsmanly.
>>32909910We should be fine though, we still have a bit left over and will give us more firepower and detection. We need to go to another tournament to gain more funds anyway
>>32909839You have 1700 credits.>>32909643"Um, maybe delay it for tomorrow. I think I want to do some last minute adjustments to my GM." You say."Understandable." Karen nods. "We'll schedule it for tomorrow after school."With that, the bell rings and you all separate to head back to class. Of course, it's boring as hell, but you power through it. Finally, the final bell rings and everybody starts packing up. You do the same, and are about to head out the front door when you see Charlotte waiting for you."Hey, Jack, I understand you want to get started on your suit and all, but I was thinking...""Thinking what?" You raise an eyebrow."Well, don't you want to at least try and scout out he competition?" She asks. "Figure out how they tick? I think I can track those guys down. Maybe sucker them into a nonranked game and see what happens.">Yeah, we can try that.>Nah, I better be heading to the hobby shop.>Other
>>32909930Addendum: I am not against him getting a Rhinoceros. Those are so fucking fly.
>>32909974>>Nah, I better be heading to the hobby shop.
>>32909974>>Yeah, we can try that.Char why are you so best girl
>>32909974>Yeah, we can try that.
>>32909974>>Nah, I better be heading to the hobby shop.Sounds rather unsportsmen like though.I could be wrong
>>32909974>Yeah, we can try that.Getting some info on their tactics is probably a good idea
>>32909930The Rhino, maybe. But the Hildolfr is basically just a massive tank.
>>32909930Eh, they're barely mobile armors. It's not like they have the traditional mobile armor traits. Sure, they're a bit bigger than the average MS, and have big guns, but they're otherwise just tanks. It's not like they're flying, I-fielded beam spammers like most MAs.
>>32909974>>Yeah, we can try that.
>>32909974>Yeah, we can try that.Not a bad idea. If we do go into a nonranked game with them, I want our GM Juggler to team up with her Zaku. I think she called it Zaku Espada these days? THE ORIGINAL RIVALS, FIGHTING SIDE BY SIDE!
>>32909965>We need to go to another tournament to gain more funds anyway Very true.I am all for the Ball radar and maybe the pazerfausts, but would decline the beam rifles. Heatknife is okay as well, but I don't see it being relevant very often. It is cheap though so what ever.
>>32909974>Yeah, we can try thatI like recon
>>32909974>Yeah, we can try that.Smart move. But how will we keep from revealing our tricks to them?
>>32908170Merc accidentally blew his load there.
>>32909974 >>Yeah, we can try that.
>>32909974>Nah, I better be heading to the hobby shop.Honor before reason. We kinda seem like that kinda guy.
>>32910028We're fighting them tomorrow, bad idea at least the team up part. I'm still hesitant on having Char do that for us mostly since it feels like cheating a bit but that;s just me.>>32910030Well the Radar is necessary especially in the long run.More Panzerfaust never hurts.The Heat Knife, well might be a good backup melee if we need it or if we fight someone with Anti-Beam coating. The Beam Rifles? Well the increase firepower never hurts and we can restore the original mounting for the autocannons and adding the beam rifles on the arm mounts instead we increase the firepower tremendously
>>32910073>I bet a certain girl is a part of that team.
>>32909974>>>Nah, I better be heading to the hobby shop.
>>32910135For a second I thought the thumbnail/image was broken from the reply to my post and I thought you were next fucking level.Instead, I don't get the reference.
>>32910100That was what I thought as well?if we see them fight sure but to gain information before a match seems and doing it purposely, I don't know I feel it is kind of cheating a bit
>>32910133>Anti-Beam coating.Hadn't thought of that. Could also work as a passable parrying dagger dagger if we lose our shield.But as for the beam rifles, I would wait until we get a chance to upgrade the Balls AI, since those things are suppose to harder to hit with.
>>32910189girl from akuma no riddle.Assassin if i recall correctly.
>>32910254I don't know what any of that is.
>>32910226Yeah our EX ability is called "The honorable Approach", after all. Plus I am worried about them trying to get us into a 2 vs 2 fight, since a having unknown abilities is one of our team's current strengths.
>>32910291A terrible show. I really can't recommend it at all.
>>32910321For what it's worth I was never planning to
>>32909974"Yeah, we can try that." You nod. "Cool." Charlotte grins. "I think I know just where to find them."Charlotte leads you to the gym, where the main battle tables are set up. There, you can see quite a number of students hanging about, some doing scrim or practice matches while others observed. You had to assume that most of these guys were from other teams."So, uh, how are you going to find them?" You ask."Like this." Charlotte steps forward. "YO! ARE THE MOLE RATS HERE?!"A trio of punky looking guys come sauntering over. "Oy, somebody calling us out?" The tall, dark haired boy grunts.""Hey, at least it's a cutie." The blonde member grins."U-um what does she want?" The third member, who looks to be the shortest and cowering behind the first member, pokes his head out nervously."Well, I heard you guys were big boys on the block." Charlotte grins. "I was hoping I could get a match in. That is, unless you're scared?""US? SCARED?!" The taller member laughs. "Who the hell do you think we are?""Well why don't you show me?" Charlotte grins. "Name's Charlotte, by the way.""Ken. President of the Mole Rats. We gonna get this started?""Oh yeah." Charlotte grins.As Ken retreats to go get his Gunpla, Charlotte makes her way back to you. "So, uh, should I use the Zaku or the Crimson Zulu?" She whispers.>Zaku. At least give them a fighting chance.>Crimson Zulu. See how the handle her at this level.>Other
>>32910350Good man. Cute grills but otherwise worthless over all. Have this amusing picture.
>>32910385>>Zaku. At least give them a fighting chance.At least be honorable
>>32910385>Zaku. At least give them a fighting chance.Not going to learn anything if she dunks on them.
>>32910385>Crimson Zulu. See how the handle her at this level.I want gunpla-blood.>>32910395I raffed.
>>32910385>>Zaku. At least give them a fighting chance.
>>32910385>Zaku. At least give them a fighting chance.If we are doing this, lets see how they do vs a gunpla closer to our GM's level.
>>32910385>>Crimson Zulu. See how the handle her at this level."No Zaku, Char, no Zaku."Only.Because I want to say this.
>>32910385>>Zaku. At least give them a fighting chance.We here for intel, not shock and awe.
>>32910385Oh god, they're the Dai-Gurren Brigade, aren't they? FUCK. >Zaku. At least give them a fighting chance.
>>32910444>"No Zaku, Char, no Zaku."Oh goddammit.This.
>>32910385Is the just a 1 vs 1? Or are they all going to go against Char?1v1 Zaku1v3 Zulu
>>32910458The blonde was bugging me til I realized the blonde is Kittan. Think he's he got anti-beam coating?
>>32910790Well Char's Zaku has a heat ax so she will be fine
>>32910385"At least give them a chance, Charlotte." You chuckle. "I think the Zaku will be fine.""Got it." Charlotte nods and takes out her red Zaku, still unchanged from last you saw it."Okay, let's do this!" Ken says, bringing out what seems to be an Acguy. However, this one was modified with a lot of extra armor, and its arms ended with a pair of massive, nasty looking drills. There was also a large missile pod on its back that sort of gave it the appearance of a hedgehog."Aw, this is gonna be easy." Charlotte grins."I wouldn't get ahead of myself there." You warn.BEGINNING PLAVSKY PARTICLE DISPERSALSTAGE: DESERTYou watch as the stage constructs itself, and both Charlotte's Zaku and Ken's Acguy launch into position. Charlotte is already on the move, while the Acguy points its drills downward and activates them. The spinning drills kick up a huge cloud of dust, obscuring it from view. Once the dust clears, the Acguy is gone. Charlotte ranges out, quickly and carefully. However, the harsh desert sand gives no indication of where the Acguy might be. Every shift in the sand could be the wind, from the Zaku's own footsteps, or the movement of the Acguy under the ocean of sand...>roll 1d20
Rolled 11>>32910888Lets-a-go>That feel when you've been waiting for three new kits to be sent to you for the past month...
Rolled 19>>32910888Char gets best of four because she's so skilled, right? That's what I recall from the last time we fought her.
Rolled 20>>32910888Oh we're playing Char?Dammit, should have gone to the shop
>>32910908>>32910915>>32910924Well this is certainly a good start.
>>32910908>>32910915>>32910924>>32910927Ya really hoping it's first 4.And what happened to everyone?The past two threads have been super slow compared to the others.
>>32910997possibly busy quest night (merc's isn't the only quest), that and possibly steam summer sale.
>>32911015>steam summer saleSpeaking of, Shadowrun Returns+DLC 12-ish dollars right now... Worth it?
>>32910790>the blonde is Kittan>tunneling themeSo, what if Simon's equivalent has a Gundam Head that looks like Lagann?
>>32911073Then he'll still be a massive scrub.
>>32911073There actually is a Zaku variant from one of the mangas that has a head that can detach and turn into a mini-mobile suit. So it is entirely possible that they have a full Gurren Lagann hidden away somewhere.
>>32911073If these guys have a drill that pierces the heaven then we're kind of screwed.
>>32911064You like Shadow run? If so I think it'd be a pretty nice deal that and it won't get any cheaper. during the sale.But you should really look into the game if you haven't already before you decide.
>>32911064Main story is awful, but worth playing just to get a feel for the game.Dragonfall is amazing, however.
>>32911015>tfw when no other quest you like is running.
>>32911210Why not try one of the 12 dozen KLK quests?
>>32911257Maybe Anon isn't into drinking shit;
>>32911257Haha. No.I didn't even like the show very much.
>>32911257maybe they like QUALITY quests, which aren't that common around here. It takes more than slapping a popular thing and a quest format together to have success.That and KLK is overrated.
>>32911293>>32911321>>32911337That's a joke I say a joke I say a joke sonWe are in dire times. Still though it's not exactly nice to put down others quests even if the subject matter is extremely tiresome and overdone now... since they all follow the same godamn event chain the show does.
>>32911337>KLK is overrated.By whom? It seems like most people think it was pretty mediocre. But I might just be picking and choosing unintentionally.
>>32911421I've never seen it. Also I don't think the feelings of whoever runs it/them matter a whole lot to me.
>>32910924Somehow, whether through instinct or from some kind of sensor, Charlotte puts her Zaku in a roll just as the Acguy's twin drills burst from the sand, narrowing missing her. Charlotte brings her beam rifle into line, the the drills sink back into the sand just as quickly as they appeared.So it seemed like these suits could treat sand like water. The attacks continue, with the Acguy mercilessly trying to drill the Zaku as Charlotte manages to keep rolling it away at the last second. Finally, she engages the Zaku's boosters and elevates it above the ground. As it hovers, the Acguy does not attack again. Curious, you lean in closer, and you manage to catch it.You see some sand shift and part as the Acguy's head breaks the surface, its monoptic glowing dully in the desert air. You see it visually confirm the Zaku's location before sinking back down.So, they obviously couldn't see when underground, which mean they had to rely on sensors to detect you. You assume it's some kind of seismic sensor or something like that, considering they lost track of Charlotte the moment she left the ground.It seems like Charlotte caught it, too, and she cuts her engines, slamming the Zaku back down on the sand. The Acguy bursts out again, but this time Charlotte is ready. She drops her beam rifle and grabs one of the drills as it breaks the surface. You see the Zaku shake and shudder as its hands get torn up by the spinning drill, but eventually the drill grinds to a halt as the Zaku tightens its grip. Then with a mighty pull, the Zaku yanks the Acguy partly out of the sand, revealing its bulbous head. The Zaku then grabs and heat hawk and slams it right down on the Acguy's exposed head again and again. The head splits apart like a melon and the Acguy's mono-optic goes dark.BATTLE ENDED(cont)
>>32911421This would be where I'd complain about anime quests... but we're in one.With Peter Parker Quest doing so well, I'm surprised no one's done a Batman or Ironman quest or something,
>>32911515"Not bad, girl." Ken grunts as the table deactivates. "You're fast, I'll give you that.""Well, that's what I'm good at." Charlotte smiles. "Anyways, good game.""Yeah, whatever." Ken picks up his Acguy and sulks off, his two subordinates trailing close behind."So, you learn anything?" Charlotte asks as she packs up her Zaku."A lot, actually." You nod. "They're just as blind as we would be wen they're underground. They rely on sensors to detect us that way.""Yep." Charlotte nods. "And they move damn fast in sand, too. I've noticed they try to avoid rocky areas, too. Guess its harder to drill through those.""And it would leave a trail." You add."That too." Charlotte grins. "So, what now?">Head for the hobby shop.>It's already gotten pretty late. Head home.>Other
>>32911533Hell, why not do a Silver Age Comic Quest with all of its insanity? I'm pretty sure tg would like it.
>>32911421>it's not exactly nice to put down others questsBah. The autist was that was mass downvoting LSQ was the reason I started following it, so yeah: no such thing as bad publicity.>>32911515Fuck Char is OP.>>32911542>Head for the hobby shop.
>>32911542>Head for the hobby shop.
Rolled 1>>32911542>>Head for the hobby shop.Yeah, we're getting those radars
>>32911421I was also remarking on how rather untalented most QMs are these days and how some that actually try are ignored due to not being some anime or not having waifus to go after.Then again that's the general history of anything started by great men: the void they filled is largely filled with mediocrity trying grasp a sliver of success.>>32911438You must not have heard all the crap about it "Saving anime" that I did.>>32911542>>It's already gotten pretty late. Head home.Let's just relax
>>32911563I don't think /tg/ can handle King Superman or Rainbow Batman...
>>32911542>>>Head for the hobby shop.
>>32911542>Head for the hobby shop.We DID ask for timeMight as well see what cheap things we can do to better our chances.
>>32911590I know I'm not that great of a QM; but as long as my players and I are having fun, that's all that matters.>>32911563>Silver Age Hero QuestYa I'd read that.
>>32911657A good thing with that concept is that the QM can pull asspulls and nobody can complain about it because its the Silver Age. Though the Comics Code Authority may be an aspect of it.
>>32911657well if you try to actually have something nice and interesting, that puts you ahead of the dregs who rely on popular properties and copying more successful stories (but lacking the talent)
>>32911606No wait, I've got it: 5th Dimensional Imp Quest! We play as Mr. Mxyzptlk, with the goal of causing as much bizarre chaos we can. It'll satisfy /tg/'s love of forced memes and disrupting canon.
>>32911616True. Seems like it will be less tunnels, like we feared, and more sand or other soft strata. My new fear is we get a swamp field, since that would completely screw the GunTank.>>32911587You. Stop that.
>>32911731>And in this weeks quest Scooby and the gang will try to solve the mystery of the outworld ice man!ALSO EVERYONE IS CORN!
>>32911746Why no radar?What's wrong with that
>>32911731I... no just, no. I don't think I can handle tg getting a license for "so curayzee!!!" to be in character.
>>32911542>Head for the hobby shop.Given what we learned, wouldn't this make the Tusker the only unit their team can consistently track?It's not like it can fly or hover indefinitely. Are we gonna relegate it to bait duty?
>>32911805I was talking about the roll. Though I do doubt the usefulness of radar vs underground targets, it is probably a good idea in the long run.
>>32911542Merc, What happened to our +1 in speed for our Gunpla, and we added countermeasure suite on our Balls right?
>>32911875Yeah, I thought the pastebin for our suit was kinda screwy.
>>32911716It's an old terrible property, but it's all about throwing everything established to the wind and getting crazy. Also it's my first quest. I'll stop talking now.
>>32911875Our heavy shield slows us a bit remember.
>>32911918It was on the previous pastebin in the last thread.Also our Balls should have given us +1 to their speed
>>32911746We should look into getting it a scale system from SEED. Or hoverthrusters. Either would do the job. Hoverthrusters might be better, if only because then we could configure them to also work in space. Turning the TUSKER into a pseudo-mobile armor is how I see it eventually developing into. Not quite a mobile armor's level of hugeness, so it wouldn't be loaded down with goodies, but a little bit of the "flying gun platform" theme would be logical for it to acquire.
>>32911953So we give it a hover tank chasis a-la Armored Core.I can dig it
>>32911953I don't get why Jake doesn't just use the tank. It even looks dead on like a late 20th century Russian MBT, and we can all agree that those are the best looking tanks of all.It's like saying "hey let's play battletech," and then some guy shows up with 3 Demolishers and proceeds to TAC the fuck outta all the 'mechs.not to mention you can actually swag shit out in GBF.
>>32911953>we could configure them to also work in space.That would be good. Since if we happened to roll a space field with him on the team, well there goes 1/3 of out team from the get go.
Rolled 7>>32912009If we roll in spess, they're completely fucked anyways so we win.
>>32911542"Well, I'm gonna head to the hobby shop to see if there's any more parts I can grab. Wanna come with?" You ask Charlotte."Hmmmm, yeah, I think I can hang out for a bit." She nods.So you head over to the hobby shop. You see Karen there, working on her Overflag.>Talk to Karen.>Check the catalog.>Other
>>32912044I am talking about in the future. Or does the game board always chose a field that all the mechs can move on?
>>32912050>Talk to Karen.Relay what we learned about the Mole Rats.
>>32912050>>Talk to Karen.>>Check the catalog.Pretty sure we can do both at once.
>>32912050>>Talk to Karen.
Rolled 20>>32912050>>Talk to KarenUpgradesssss
>>32912050>Talk to Karen.>Check the catalog.Whynotboth?.jpg
>>32912074It does, actually. Merc confirmed that. So we can in theory mess with space-based builds by including Jake.
>>32912050>Talk to Karen.Bitches love being talked to.
Maybe we should figure out a way for Jake to have a couple drone tanks, using the same tech as our Balls?>hfwhttp://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n96hCfLEcDE
>>32912101Ah cool. I though I recalled something like that but I couldn't remember if it was part of the quest or if I had just imagined it. Thanks. Also nice idea.
>>32912101Didn't the original Guntank fly in space?
>>32912195We can make it fly in space.
>>32912195Yes. For some reason. But Jake's is based on the Assault Guntank, not the regular one. So it can't do that.
>>32912273That is... interesting. How dose it compensate for the recoil from those huge ass guns? Are they beam weapons or something?
>>32912050You head over to Karen to see what she's up to."Hey, Karen, tuning up your Overflag?" You ask."Yes, well, I believe it's overdue for one." Karen nods. "Actually, maybe you can help me out here...">HEAT KNIFE LAUNCHER: Installs hidden launchers in the torso and arm that can fire heat knifes at a high velocity. Short ranged, but very accurate and very lethal.>PLASMA SWORDS: Upgrades the Obsidian Overflag's existing high frequency blades with a plasma edge, increasing cutting ability.>COMPOSITE SHELL: Using specially treated plastic, the Obsidian Overflag can move even faster with no significant reduction in protection.
Rolled 14>>32912320>>COMPOSITE SHELL: Using specially treated plastic, the Obsidian Overflag can move even faster with no significant reduction in protection.You know you love the go fast.
>>32912320>HEAT KNIFE LAUNCHER: Installs hidden launchers in the torso and arm that can fire heat knifes at a high velocity. Short ranged, but very accurate and very lethal.Gives her at least some options.
>>32912302Nope. Regular cannons. It's a bit of an oversight that they never properly explain and Tomino doesn't count as canon. According to his preferred vision of the series, instead of taking the Guntank into space they swap it out for another Guncannon. That's how it is in the compilation movies, anyway. At least the Guncannon can do AMBAC maneuvering to counter the spin firing the shoulder cannons imparts.
>>32912320>>HEAT KNIFE LAUNCHER: Installs hidden launchers in the torso and arm that can fire heat knifes at a high velocity. Short ranged, but very accurate and very lethal.
>>32912320>>HEAT KNIFE LAUNCHER:
>>32912320>PLASMA SWORDS: Upgrades the Obsidian Overflag's existing high frequency blades with a plasma edge, increasing cutting ability.Maybe the high frequency vibrations could at least disrupt underground detection?>>32912302No idea. I chalk it up to super robot animation era weirdness.
>>32912320>>COMPOSITE SHELL: Using specially treated plastic, the Obsidian Overflag can move even faster with no significant reduction in protection.
>>32912320>HEAT KNIFE LAUNCHER: Installs hidden launchers in the torso and arm that can fire heat knifes at a high velocity. Short ranged, but very accurate and very lethal.
>>32912302It has a exhaust thing on the back of it if I recall
>>32912320I'm not sure the knife launcher is the best idea. Karen has a ballistic skill of zero. I think she should stick to specializing in melee.
>>32912320>COMPOSITE SHELL: Using specially treated plastic, the Obsidian Overflag can move even faster with no significant reduction in protection.Currently, our Balls are faster than her. It should never be the case that Balls can outrun an Overflag. Let's give her the speed boost.
>>32912320>PLASMA SWORDSSounds boss.
Rolled 15>>32912422This exactly
>>32912385We could maybe work with that. Install some chemical rockets on the back and beam sabers just everywhere. He starts charging towards the enemy, fires cannons and activates beam swords to become a retarded spinning ball of death.
>>32912320>>HEAT KNIFE LAUNCHER: Installs hidden launchers in the torso and arm that can fire heat knifes at a high velocity. Short ranged, but very accurate and very lethal.Pew pew.
Rolled 6>>32912320>>COMPOSITE SHELL: Using specially treated plastic, the Obsidian Overflag can move even faster with no significant reduction in protection.
>>32912320>COMPOSITE SHELL: Using specially treated plastic, the Obsidian Overflag can move even faster with no significant reduction in protection.Sure, shooting knives is good, but why do that when you can shoot knives with a mobile suit attached to them instead?
>>32912320>COMPOSITE SHELL: Using specially treated plastic, the Obsidian Overflag can move even faster with no significant reduction in protection.
>>32912320>HEAT KNIFE LAUNCHERShe really needs a little range on her unit.
Do you think we can get to the match before the thread ends?
Sorry, I got held up for a bit.>>32912320"I think using that composite shell would be a nice upgrade." You suggest. "Good thinking." Karen nods. "Speed is always key to any battle."With that, Karen starts slowly stripping off Obsidian Overflag's outer casing in preparation for replacing it with the composite plastic she had in mind."Hey, let me help you with that." Charlotte says, sitting next to Karen. "I've had to replace my Gunpla casing quite a few times too, and it is a PAIN.""Why, thank you." Karen smiles.As the two girls work, you head over to the counter where Mason is just milling about."Hey, Jack, here to make more purchases?" He asks."We'll see."SHOP LIST: http://pastebin.com/m0ymKmG0>You currently have 1700 points.>Will you purchase anything?
>>32913063Meh, I think it might get started but it depends on how much we argue when our shoping list is posted.
>>32913067This list please>>32909763
>>32913067Radar for the balls and a heat knife for us..I am thinking of saving for the Jesta or RX
>>32913067I think for now a beam spear would be the best investment. Something with the reach to fend away the Mole Rats as they emerge. Any other upgrades would be redundant at this point. Maybe add radar systems to the Balls for even more sensors. I believe we still have an internal hardpoint on them that's unused. So that would be what, 550 credits total?
>>32913067I'm thinking two Beam Spray Guns for our balls, and... hmm.Can we fit a spike shield on a ball?If so, two spike shields, bringing us to 600. If not, 400.
>>32913067Save for the Jesta
>>32913146I do agree with you but even I know that's not going to happen.
>>32913067>2X Dual Band Radar - 200: Significantly increases a Gunpla's detection capabilities (Balls)>2X Beam Rifle - 200: The basic beam rifle. It is a semi-automatic weapon that fires powerful energy beams that cut through most armor with ease. (Balls) (We can convert the Duel Autocannon into a single mount back where it used to be and make the beam rifles onto the arm mounts)>Heat Knife - 50: A basic and compact melee weapon. Not too powerful nor does it have a lot of reach, but it's compact enough that it doesn't take up a hardpoint slot when equipped. (GM)>3X Panzerfaust - 50: Smaller and lighter than the bazooka, the panzerfaust can fire a single, powerful unguided rocket. Can carry up to 3 panzerfausts without taking up a hardpoint. (GM)
>>32913067> Dual Band Radar - 200 x 2> Heat Knife - 50= 450
>>32913146So are we liking the Jesta more than the 78? I think it is better looking and canonically more powerful, but some anon pointed out there is something special about "iconic" suits?
>>32913067>Duel Band X 2 (For Balls)> Beam Rifles x 2 (For Balls, convert autocannons back into original mount)>Heat Knife (GM)>Panzerfaust x 3 (GM)=1000
>>32913195Either one would work. We need something with greater performance and more hardpoints in the end and the more advanced suits can probably fit more internal components and more advanced internal components.
>>32913195The problem is one Anon can mouth off about one thing and what Merc runs is another so take anything they say with a grain of salt.I'm still going to vote for a Jesta because I flat out love it.
>>32913067Guys, I think we're fine with the loadout. Can we just save our cash for something we'd really need later?
>>32913195I'm going to vote for the RX-78 because it's radical.
>>32913246No because /tg/ must spend money no matter what.
>>32913246We can take on another tournament besides most of these are relatively cheap but can increase firepower and senors
>>32913195It's unclear. Iconic suits would probably have some advantages just because there will be better kits available for them. But there's nothing intrinsic to them that would make them better. Ultimately the defining factor is quality of the build. We could easily make the Jesta just as good if not better than the RX-78, regardless of its iconic status.
Rolled 11>>32913146This.I don't see any purchases we need.
>>32913246>Anon>using their brainshahahahahahahahahahahahaOh you're serious?
>>32913227True. And the Jesta would might be more inline with our idea of "Run what you like" as well as being a real kick in the nuts for the gunpla club to lose to.>>32913246Doesn't seem that way. I think blowing 1000 points is way to much for a marginal improvement of our capabilities, but whatever. I cast my vote.
>>32913067>>32913111>>32913160>>32913217Supporting these, we need the senors in the long run, adding firepower to our harassment never hurts, and heat knife and panzerfaust are cheap.
>>32913067Save up, we're fine.
>>32913278Yeah, I think that is what the other guy mentioned: something about kit quality. Which seems kinda ridiculous.
>>32913290Some people truly believe players think their actions through. Funny, right?
>>32913282Yeah. I'd want a beam spear if only because I think reach would be nice, but it's not essential. I think it's a sunk cost fallacy thing. We already declared that we were going to take extra time to tune our suit, so by god we're going to upgrade this thing whether it needs it or not. Can't we upgrade it without buying new stuff, though? Before the tournament we improved its reaction times by working on the joints, we should be able to do the same sort of thing here.
>>32913067Okay, so there seems to be a divide between purchasing:>Duel Band X 2 (For Balls)> Beam Rifles x 2 (For Balls, convert autocannons back into original mount)>Heat Knife (GM)>Panzerfaust x 3 (GM)Or simply saving your points.>Make the purchase>Do no make the purchase.
>>32913354>>Make the purchase
>>32913354>Do no make the purchase.We're fine. Let's just do a tune up.
>>32913157>>32913067I just want to make my vote clear. I do support >>32913146 as my vote. But hell I if I believe it can push through.
>>32913354>Make the purchase
>>32913354>Do no make the purchase.Can we just make a roll to tune our suit up like before the tourney?
>>32913354>Do no make the purchase.
>>32913354>Do not make the purchase
>>32913195Converting to the RX-78 would pretty much make it the O Gundam, which was supposed to be a command/support unit. Seems to suit Jack's style as I see it,
>>32913354>>Do no make the purchase.Maybe just the heat knife but nothing more for now.
>>32913354>Do no make the purchase.>>32913377You know updating would be a good idea for me. Ha!
>>32913354>Make the purchaseWe can make the the money back if we do more tournaments.
>>32913354>Make the purchaseHaving more options in our arsenal would be a big help.
>>32913354>>Make the purchaseDammit, then why are we in the shop in the first place if we're not buying anything
>>32913354>>Do no make the purchase.
>>32913398Sounds pretty cool, though I do think the Jesta is better looking. But considering how many players want to blow our money right now, it will likely be a good long while before we need to have this discussion in earnest.
>>32913354>Make the purchaseWe need the radars
>>32913440Please refer to this post, anon:>>32913331
>>32913354I got to ask, Merc, can we make another mount for our balls on the underside of them to hold the beam rifles on a swivel mount like the auto-cannons? Because it just seems bloody silly to mount them where the arms are and have them stuck always facing forward with no way to have them point up or down, left or right... Anyway we can do that kind of custom job?
>>32913354>>Make the purchaseRadar for the balls will go a long way
Rolled 78>>32913354>>Do no make the purchase.
>>32913476That seems like something we could ask Holly if she'd do because she's the expert on them.
>>32913354>Make the purchaseJests seems like the final build
So with the 3000 upgrades we have; do we have an updated picture or schematic for what we look like now?
>>32913501I don't see how this isn't something Jack can handle by himself, really. If anything it's just grabbing extra mounts to put on the Ball units. Nothing super special about it.
>>32913525I don't think so, since we are some kind of Frankenstein's monster of player choices. At least we aren't kitbashing various continuities together too much yet.
>>32913549So far Jack hasn't really done much major building. Mostly he's been adding on pre-built units. Even the GN Drives are something that was off the shelf with only a few modifications made. And Holly's the one who installed it, anyway. Compare that to our friends, who have been doing novel kitbashes and modifications. We need to step up our game.
>>32913577We put a GN Drive on a GM. We're well on our way to becoming a monstrosity.
>>32913608at least we are not on Ork monstrosity level.
>>32913632And what's wrong with Orkz level?
Rolled 20>>32913632We won't be orks when we become GN Jesta Juggler.We become Harlequinn
>>32913584everyone has their style, and some would rather stay with a normal suit concept.Let's not forget in GPB, what Mr. Ral's favored suit was: A vanilla Gouf (usually a low grade model but the one time he used his best one, he kicked ASS)
>>32913549Heh. heh.Jack can't handle his own balls without his sister's help.heh.
>>32913608I personally would love to have a little something from every major gundam franchise tacked on by the end. To show how much we love Gundam, in all its forms or something. But mostly to give any purest opponents an aneurism when we pull the fucker out.
>>32913608>>32913632Oh god someone post that Gouf an anon madeThere's NO WAY we will ever be at that level of madness
>>32913354Jeez, um, this looks like time for final destination voting. You now the drill, choice number and link only. Five minutes!1. Purchase2. No purchase.
>>32913666It wasn't a vanilla Gouf. It was DOUBLE GOUF. The Gouf R35 had twice the Goufiness of any other Gouf. Twice the heat rods. Twice the heat swords. Twice the finger guns. It was more of a Gouf than anyone had ever dared to build before.
>>32913653...who let the greenies here?Call some proper Guardsmen here, will you...>>32913660Gaah, now we have eldar here.>>32913666I recall he got stomped when using that ordinary Gouf. He is only kick some arse with his R35 Gouf.
>>32913673Holly a good imouto.Though the only girl I ever knew with that name left a spoon in the pocket of a jacket I lent her one night.
>>32913673Thank you for reminding me the thought process that went behind choosing the GM juggler.>>32913713I heard the usual ones were of low quality compared to the R35 one
What happened to buying the radar for the balls>
>>32913743I dunno, better heroin than meth.>>32913747Now we got enough balls to please all the ladies.
>>32913708Can we at least buy the radar for the balls?
>>32913713>...who let the greenies here? You think those humies can stop us!
>>32913775Meh it got subsumed by what is looking like one guy samefagging his load out.
>>32913747It has no joint, if i recall correctly. He made other vanilla Gouf but it only for display.
>>32913804I'm pretty sure so was the other side as well but we need those radars but their focused on the Jesta.
>>32913792All of the girls will cringed whenever they slipped their tongue.Well, have fun with Juggler then. Whatever our second gunpla will be, hopefully its not juggler-type.>>32913802Somebody get touch with any Valhallan, tell them we have greenies here.
>>32913804I at least wanted the radars for the Balls for better scouting.Honestly....
>>32913829Well this is a sad day. I can't find that one Orkz M3 Lee pic. It was all kinds of blue. So have a German Mecha.
>>32913824True enough. Same-faggotry and anti-samefagging are just wastes everyone's time. Pic very related. And here I thought that shit was limited to waifu wars. Unless... no that's impossible.>>32913871Me too but that is just the way the cookie crumbles. Sorry anon.
>>32913769>>32913760>>32913753>>32913751>>32913745>>32913741>>32913742>>32913740>>32913717>>32913723>>32913724Can we at least agree to buy the radars, it's only 400 points, will increase our fields of detection and will still be within the two tournaments we will have to win in order to get the Jesta
>>32913884Ja Das bretty guden.6 million/10
>>32913953Just radar then.
>>32913953Sorry man, I wanted them at the beginning even, but I really don't want to piss away more time doing this crap.
>>32913708"Actually, on second thought, I'll hold off from buying anything." You say."Fair enough." Mason nods. "Well, you know where to look if you change your mind."You head back to the table, where Karen and Charlotte are still working away at upgrading the Overflag. You also see Holly has joined them. Though she's not actually working, she looks intently and sometimes adds in her snippet of input every now and then."Oh, hey Jack!" She smiles. "So how's that new GN drive working for you?""It's working good." You nod. "But it kinda sucks that it can't Trans-Am.""Now Jack, you know I did that because I'm not sure the GM's frame can handle it." Holly frowns. "I mean, if you really, REALLY want to risk, I'll do it...">My GM can handle it.>Yeah, you have a point there.>Other
>>32913977>My GM can handle it.Can we get her to put like a 30 second limit on it or something so we don't slag our Gunpla?
>>32913977>Yeah, you have a point there.It's our only suit at the moment.
>>32913977>Yeah, you have a point there.Eh, more like;>No, no. Just saying it sucks is all.
>>32913972>>32913975but what pisses me off, they say to save for the Jesta but it will still need two tournaments maybe one if the prize is really good to get it even with saving it. >>32913977>OtherImprove the AI to the Doll System then,Get Radars
>>32913977>My GM can handle it.My balls can run pretty hot, Holly. You should know this by now. After all, you're the one who so lovingly created them.
>>32913977>>My GM can handle it.Maybe with a lower time limit, but come on, TORANSAMU is cool.
>>32913977>Yeah, you have a point there.I regret voting for the GN Drive in the first place. What was I thinking? We should have gone for a different upgrade.
>>32913977>>Yeah, you have a point there.Oh bloody hell, Merc. Why?
>>32914039>>32914036>>32914008Holly's the expert builder, instead on trying to remove something that will destroy the frame.How about we use her time to improve a problem in our previous battle.Improving the AI.
>>32914042What're you afraid of? It's a GM suit.If it melts, we loot what we can off the corpse and build another.
>>32914010Not really, just the only GM Juggler, he's implied to have other ones.
>>32913977>otherAsk her if we can improve the Ball's AI.Trans-am is no good, let's do something productive and practical, since we decided on not buying anything
>>32913977>OtherTime limited Trans-Am test on only one Ball.There. It fulfills the role of an ace up our sleeve and is relatively expendable enough.
>>32914042Meh, just gives us more of an incentive to upgrade via conversion kit. I actually sat that one out because I am 2new to Gundam to make an informed decision.>>32914068One of our primary limits is a dearth of funds, so I am not sure how well that would work out.
>>32914102There's a reason it's a club scenario and not an innawoods thing.If someone gets totaled the group can pool the fake-bux together to get them back on their feet.Give and get, Anon. Give and get.
>>32914068It's also our MC's first Gunpla so it has Sentimental value and I kinda want to respect that.>>32913977>Yeah, you have a point there.
>>32913977>Yeah, you have a point there."Think you can help me on the AI front?"
>>32914100>>32914102How about improving the AI? We had problems with Amy due to the countermeasure suite. Instead of doing, SECRET WEAPON.Let's use something practical!
>>32914100I guess this might work? Holly probably has spare balls she could loan us, but if the GM can't handle it with out a fair chance of ripping its self apart, I am not sure how a Ball could use it with out exploding.
>>32914068>>32914102No, I'm not afraid of destroying it, I'm just starting to dislike where we're taking our design. I feel like we've gotten bogged down and we're letting it stifle our creativity. I'd like to scrap the whole thing and start fresh instead of buying a conversion kit. But I know no one else would go for it,
>>32914125>>32914140>>32914099>>32913977Meh, I will support this, since it looks like my timelimt TransAm didn't get any traction.
>>32914042It's kinda why I was fighting tooth and nail for the I-Field kit. But whatever.
>>32913977>>Yeah, you have a point there.>>OtherImprove the Ai.We're not going to fight the Mole rats till next week or buy equipment for it, so let's perk up our suit more
>>32914148Meh that would depend on what you wanted to get as a fresh start, while also considering that full kits are more expensive than conversions. I mean, we aren't that bad yet.What specifically don't you like? That we are just slapping shit on when ever we get some points to spend?
>>32914191Yeah, that's a big part of it. We've got no real direction to the suit, other than "grunt machines are awesome". Our suit feels bland. Even the Balls are kind of boring, now. We're more focused on optimizing the Juggler than on making it interesting. Maybe if there was just more of a cohesive design aesthetic to it I'd like it more. Seeing how the NPC party members are upgrading in cool and thematic ways just makes ours seem more of the odd man out.
>>32914279Different anon here, so what do you think should be a theme? (Ace Combat, Knights, Operators, etc.)
>>32914279The Juggler system is kinda the theme here... Themes don't need to be all shock and awe.
>>32914279It seems the direction we're going is Jesta or bust then move on to buy another suitWe gained an upgrade perk too, which was the GN Drive and Merc gave us the option back then to put ideas to improve the suit.
>>32914309>then move on to buy another suitWhere does this keep coming from and why in gods name do you think this is a good idea when we barely get enough to keep this one upgraded.
>>32914301Last thread I suggested a puppet/ marionette theme since we're moving in the direction of a battlefield command unit (or puppet master what with out minions)
>>32914325We'll probably have the time to buy a new suit when this entire Gunpla club thing is over.
>>32914301Different anon here too,but at first we jokingly using solo-wing as our motif. Our Juggler also painted in Solo-Wing paint scheme. At least we should worked from here.>>32914308Or using bits/funnel. I already given up with transformable gimmics anyway, so bits?
>>32914325It's not my opinion but this is what I sometimes feel when we talk about the Jesta. The Jesta or RX-78 is the final conversion for our suit. yet people are saving up for it. then what?Then we optimize it more with maybe some of the equipment we might have bought before?or some anons will feel bored and will want to go onto the next shiny
>>32914341The problem still lies in the fact we would have to upgrade it to at least the level of whatever we're using at that time. I doubt we'll have that kind of money to drop on it.
>>32914279Meh, I am not huge on themes. That is what npcs are for: also consider the fact that we don't have a really strong personality that would go with something like that. I like the idea of us being an all-rounder. And thankfully the "grunt machines are awesome" train seems to have slowed down considerably.
>>32914308I don't want shock and awe, I just want the suit to be more cohesive. We're just slapping on parts. I have no problem with using the Juggler system. It has potential to be interesting. I just don't think we're living up to it. >>32914309See, that's the problem. We're focused on upgrading to the Jesta not because it fits any theme of ours, but because "oh man, the Jesta is so cool, I love that thing". Yes, it would be an improvement over the GM. But that's not going to make it any more interesting. We're getting sidetracked by what's cool in the show instead of making our own coolness.
I wonder would converting to another MS open up other conversion packs to use?>>32914383I wonder if this would go better in /m/ or not at times considering how the typical thought process (if there's one) is ooh cool!
>>32914346You know, if we go for this theme of Jesters, Jugglers, and random flamboyant stuff added on. We might as well have a high mobility suit painted like a circus performer/ Harlequin.
>>32914376It doesn't have to be a major theme. Just an aesthetic. Like the Qubeley Papillion. Its armor sets it apart from other Gunpla, but doesn't really have anything to do with how it operates.
>>32914412I guess it also allows us to be a FABULOUS as we want...
>>32914383We had an option to do something internally.Merc put in the >other optionWe chose the GN drive. Frankly, I don't mind the Jesta but it kind of pisses me off at the moment due to, oh must save, must get Jesta. Well I'll just wait till next time we go shopping.
>>32914383All on the way to be becoming a fully fledged Harlequinn. you Mon-keigh.
>>32913977"Actually, Holly, can you try improving my Ball AI? It seems to be a bit wonky at times.""Hmmmm, I'll see what I can do, but I already used up most of my spares parts building those GN Drives for you..." Holly frowns. "Hand 'em here."You hand Holly your two Balls and she starts cracking them open.>roll 1d20
>>32914365Then the story ends, maybe? I have no clue how long merc plans to run this for, but we need something to stay competitive. Maybe we clear Act 1 and retire our initial suit for something else? Regardless, that shouldn't intrude on our thoughts when they are focused on combat effectiveness.
>>32914412>>32914438So...we're going for Cirque du Solei?
Rolled 7>>32914446Come on
Rolled 12>>32914446Lets do this
>>32914412But we are not really 'high-mobility' in strictest sense. If anything GM Juggler is Jack of All Stat, Master of None. We could cover any our teammates specialities but never suprassed them.
>>32914412>>32914335I'll second either of these.I'd say these aren't exactly aligned with our personality though; however we don't really have much of one defined other than we are super serious about casual gunpla and want to prove casuals can be hardcore.
Rolled 19>>32914452Death Jester
>>32914475Oohhhh. And they're heavy weapons guy too!
>>32914335>>32914412Anyone remember if the The Butterfly Master has an emblem in ACI? Really can't recall and don't feel like playing that mission... again.
>>32914415That would be just fine with me. Now we just need some cool ideas and to get anons to settle on one.You don't happen to have any experience herding cats, do you?
Rolled 17>>32914475>>32914487Death Jesta
>>32914451This is why I wanted to optimize the equipment but this thing with Jestas and "cool' and 'theme' Where we missed a practical addition. I was the original anon who posted the first list but no one cept maybe one or two wanted to talk about it so when we actually had to buy something we were ready.but no one wanted to talk until the last minute.
>>32914488Yeah. It's just a butterfly, appropriately enough. Can't find a good picture of it, though.
>>32914475>>32914505Fuck the Jesta
>>32914488Yes, here. It's the best one I have.
So a spooky jester...
>>32914526>>32914548Ah. I was hoping a little more. I don't recall it having a special paint job to it either so I guess that's a bit of bust then. Oh well no great lost.
>>32914435We need an improvement to our base states + something strong enough to handle our GN drive. That is all. I just happen to like the Jesta's aesthetics, that is all. If any of the other options provided for those same requirements, I would be happy to consider them.Don't hate Jesta.Jesta is your friend.Jesta is justice.GN Justice.
>>32914555or puppet theme
Rolled 3>>32914559With great balls of fire
>>32914559but the radar was needed, we had this discussion, we spied on their fighting, we concluded that radars will help in the long run.We could have simplified the list compromised but it was "Nope Save for Jesta"At least it felt like that too me, So right now, I'm pretty pissed at it right now
>>32914508Its alright anon, this shit happens. These guys don't look too tough. Though I still think the radar and heat knife was all we needed.Have this funny picture.
>>32914579I have to ask if you've been around for any of Mercs other quest that have shopping moments.Here's a hint, shit happens. We move on and deal with it.
>>32914579We don't need more radars. Radar doesn't penetrate ground very well unless it's a specialized type (appropriately called "ground-penetrating radar"). That's the reason they're using sonar and not radar. Adding radar units on the Balls wouldn't have helped us that much. It would have given us a wider sensor net to cover more range, but it wouldn't let us detect the Mole Rats beneath the ground. And they're going to be close by when they pop up, anyway, so it's not a major concern.
>>32914579This attitude of choosing only one "end of the extreme" or the other is another bad habit of /tg/ quest anons.No room for compromise whatsoever.I initially voted for just the Radar and Knife.
Hey Merc; I don't know if some criticism would be out of line or not butI really enjoy this quest and what you're doing with it, but I would strongly urge you to flesh out your story posts a little more. A lot of your posts read like bullet points. Expand on the world and characters. Let them live and breath. Just my two cents.
>>32914612but occasionally we get a massive heap of retard, like in VMQ2
>>32914629You know, I recall making a similar statement during VMQ. Nothing really changed then either.
>>32914559Then we could go with the Nemo or GMIII those are also aesthetically pleasing. i originally wrote the list so right now, I felt that my work basically blew up in my face just because 'oh, it's cool' When we kind of needed it now. >>32914591Yeah, by next week or two people will forget. though if we can track them through the sand.i'm going to laugh at them.I'm sorry, I'm just very, very angry....and for some reason that picture if making it worse
>>32914579I agree that radar was a good investment but thems the breaks. Besides, I don't think the radar would work against them underground so it shouldn't hurt us in the short term at least.
>>32914653OH MY GOD MY PLANS AND WORK WAS NOT LIKED BY THE INTERNET.Toughen up cupcake. Shit happens. People don't like an idea and throw it out. That simple. Can't deal with that? Here's suggestion, leave. Really, this happens. I had it happen during VMQ and Idol quest. You know what I did? Not throw a fucking bitch fit like you.
>>32914618But in the long run it will help and if the radar can detect them then we have to wait much longer for something that is practical now.Or just get flat out ignored to save up for something
>>32914653speaking of people forgetting, I wonder if the jackass who said "there'll be another practice" remembered what he said. I sure haven't.
>>32914716Right behind you.
>>32914724>>32914716By that I mean I haven't forgotten that either.
>>32914693But i left this open early for discussion, I would have compromised And I've been at both VMQ and Idols, but at least they did it due to practicality this was more like because of the 'cool' factorOpening up old scars huh...
>>32914716There was another practice. There were several. They were just off camera. And during these practices, Jack found that he couldn't get the Trans-Am to work, thus his conversation with Holly just now.
>>32914716Oh I did, and their will be. Just not now
>>32914745And here you are acting like a bitch well after the vote is over. Drop it.And by the way, not everyone is doing it because 'its cool' but because we need to upgrade our base unit far more than getting extra crap that hardly help in this fight. Yes, the radar isn't going to help in this fight as much as you think it will.
This quest is slowly getting me addicted to Gunpla.
>>32914455"Hmmmmmm, I think I can tweak them a bit." Holly says as she continues to tinker with your two Balls. "I mean, short of a complete overhaul, there's not much else I can do. I modified their programming a bit so that they won't just sit around confused when they lose target lock. They'll keep shooting until they're reasonably sure their target is dead.""Hey, anything that can improve their performance is a plus." You grin as you ruffle Holly's hair."H-hey! Not while I'm working!" Holly giggles as she sets down one of your Balls to bat your hand away. "I gotta put these back together, you know!"You then turn around to check on Karen and Charlotte. They seem to be getting along pretty well, all things considered. "I"m really liking how you built your Overflag." Charlotte whistles as she gives Karen's Gunpla a close inspection. "You know, an Overflag was actually my second choice after the Kampfer.""What was the deciding factor?" Karen asks politely."Well," Charlotte carefully hands the Overflag back to Karen and gives a bit of a smug grin. "I kinda found out I liked to shoot shit up more than stabbing it.""But I've seen from your replays that you're not afraid getting in close." You insert yourself into the conversation. "You know, all those beam axes and everything.""Gotta cover my bases, you know." Charlotte laughs. "I don't have a pair of balls to continually watch my back.""True." You concede. Though you're still wondering what secrets Charlotte's Gunpla held.>Ask her if she has any upgrade suggestions for your GM.>Ask her about her Gunpla.>Head home.>Other
>>32914793So I am bring up old scars huh. We could have gone with the Nemo, GMIII, or Jegan though? We need to win one more tournament and that will be at reach if we don't spend anything.
>>32914619>I initially voted for just the Radar and Knife.Muh nigga.But regarding the "end of the extreme", it is kinda inevitable. We usually have limited in quest resources, and with a quest like this which only runs once a week, people have difficulties with letting those kind of things drag on. It sucks, but that is the way it is.
>>32914827>>Ask her if she has any upgrade suggestions for your GM.Always good to have input.
Rolled 11>>32914827>>OtherAsk her how shes finding schoolSomething NOT gunpla related.
>>32914853Seconded. There's more to life than Gunpla Battle.
>>32914827>>Ask her if she has any upgrade suggestions for your GM.
>>32914827>Ask her about her Gunpla.
>>32914853>>32914868Yeah, sure I'll second that. Honestly, like to talk to any of the other characters and ask them shit not Gunpla related...
Rolled 19>>32914853Yes.Gunpla isn't everything
>>32914827>>Ask her if she has any upgrade suggestions for your GM.>>32914853We're getting sick and tired talking about upgrades huh.i can go with this as well
>>32914827>shoot shit upLanguage young lady. >Ask her if she has any upgrade suggestions for your GM.Maybe she can help suggest a direction we should take? Or just tell us it is severely underpowered, which might help some anons with their conversion anxiety.Regardless give it to us straight, Char. Be as rough as you have to be.
>>32914827>>Ask her if she has any upgrade suggestions for your GM.>>Ask how she's adjusting.
>>32914827>Head home.SLEEP. NOMS. Maybe 4chan.Clearly failing this. >Ask her how shes finding school
>>32914827>Ask her if she has any upgrade suggestions for your GM.If Trans-Am isn't viable at this juncture, something that'll make the most use of excess GN Particle output.Maybe a Beam Saber or Beam Rifle with longer reach?Or a limited utility of condensing the particles close to the unit to buffer it from attacks (like a limited version of Virtue's GN Shield)?Heck, maybe even focus the condensation on the shield itself to strengthen it?Social is good too. Supporting >>32914853
>>32914827>. "I mean, short of a complete overhaul, there's not much else I can do. I modified their programming a bit so that they won't just sit around confused when they lose target lock. They'll keep shooting until they're reasonably sure their target is dead."Does anyone else feel like this could backfire badly?
>>32914958Aside from wasted ammunition, yes. Let's keep a finger on the manual override.
>>32914958Nope. It's called fire for effect and works wonders.
>>32914958If allies are in the line of fire? Yeah.If we're sure that there's only enemies and not much else? Kiss that GN Drive for nigh-limitless energy and beam spams.
>>32914978Pretty sure the GN drive can at least supply the Beam Rifle with unlimited ammo.Well at least we have something that can somewhat stop the countermeasure suite we suffered from Amy.And in battle against the naked mole rats who play peek a boo.
>>32915016How does solid ammo work in Gunpla Battle? It's not like the magazines have individual-modeled bullets in there. Are they just Plavsky holograms like the arena is made of, and the reason they can't be absorbed like beam weapons is just because of a set value in the programming?
So we have a bit of time before the next update and not talking to Char about Gunpla made me think: Who do we take to prom? We are in highschool, after all. Do we go for a stud party with Jake and Mack? Imouto, for extra cute points?Amy my waifu.
>>32915055We pay someone to dress up as our GM and slow dance with us.
>>32915034>UpdateNot sure about the Autocannons, but the Head Vulcans are stored in the head, and the machine runs are stored in magazines
>>32915055Char my waifu anon.I'm afraid our duel to the death is inevitable.
>>32915055aaaand waifu wars start on...
>>32915075Right, but those magazines are just solid chunks of plastic. There's nothing in them. At least with real Gunpla, anyway. Though I really can't see that being the case with Gunpla Battle, either. Can you imagine having to clean up all the little pieces after a fight for reloading? It would be awful.
>>32915055Why? Why do you do this every thread? Leave it alone, don't poke the bee hive. Christ. Bad enough with the shopping bullshit. Fuck none of the characters have had time to even develop. Leave it be.
>>32915099Pretty sure when they face the giant zaku they did it
>>32915068Well I was think our Gunpla was our waifu earlier, since we spend more time thinking about it than any of the nubile young women surrounding us...>>32915081I think we are far more invested, as a player base, in gunplay than the various expies around us. It will be fine.
>>32915034I find it best not to think to deeply on the mechanics of Plavsky physics.Instead, I put my thoughts into mundane Gundam things.Like, if Domon and Master Asia could punt a skyscraper into the air, would that mean that scaling that action into the size of the God and Master Gundams allow them to punt a colony that's being dropped on top of them?
>>32915104This is the first time I have ever brought up something like this. Discussion is far more fun than just sitting with baited breath for merc's update. The guy does fights far better than "mundane" shit, IMHO.
>>32915135Really? Their is a difference between discussion and arguements
>>32915133I'd say the answer to that is a definite yes. Really, that's the answer to anything about G Gundam. "Could X do Y?" Yes. Yes X can.
>>32915133I guess that's one way to stop the Colony Drop plan.
>>32915104agreed it's too soon to tell, and it was waifufaggging and anti-waifufagging that brough about the VMQ2 giga heap of retard.
>>32915135Ya, this and that inuyasha quest are the only active two quests I can think of where the authors very clearly prefer writing combat than anything else.
>>32915150And because it seems like almost all of the player base really doesn't care about bitches, it should simply never devolve into arguing. Just trying to spur some discussion geared at the social aspect of the quest since it might be a nice distraction after the earlier shit.
>>32915198JQ's character interactions are fun.Like that lewd Yui-If
>>32915174Hmmm, is that one well written? Quests set in established universes are really hit or miss for me.
>>32915203Not the same Anon, but silence is golden. And yes that applies to simply not posting.
>>32914853"So, Charlotte." You say, leaning forward on the table. "How are you finding school?""Ah, well, it's exciting, and stressful, and incredibly boring all at the same time." Charlotte laughs. "I mean, I'm not used to being packed in a tiny room with so many people.""Hey, at least you seem to be pretty popular." You assure her. "Believe me, there's nothing worse than having a bad first impression.""Speaking from experience?" Charlotte raises an eyebrow."Well, for pretty much all of middle school, for starters, half the class thought I was dating Holly." You roll your eyes. Now that you think about it, the whole thing was pretty silly. "So they'd tease me about being a 'siscon'.""Siscon?" Charlotte blinks."It's better you don't know what that means." You shake your head and chuckle. "No other problems? Homework's not too tough, you're finding your way around?""Ah well, the schoolwork is pretty much the same, but I have NO GODDAMN IDEA how you people can memorize six different classrooms!" Charlotte throws her hands up in the air. "Why can't you people just keep everything in one room?""You know, I never actually thought about that." You put a hand to your chin. "Holly, do you know why?""I'm still in middle school, why are you asking me?" Your sister rolls her eyes, which elicits a laugh from all of you.>Ask what exactly her parents do.>Ask her what she thinks of the rest of the team.>Other
>>32915242>>Ask what exactly her parents do.
>>32915242>>Ask her what she thinks of the rest of the team.>Any suggestion for our GM?I thought those were both the most voted
>>32915242>Ask what exactly her parents do.>Ask her what she thinks of the rest of the team. (like as people right?)Why not both?
>>32915242>>Ask her what she thinks of the rest of the team.How's she liking the group? She seems to be getting along with Karen pretty well, she clicked with anyone else?
>>32915242>>Ask her what she thinks of the rest of the team.Family appears to be a sore point.Thats something for private conversation.
>>32915242>Ask what exactly her parents do.Asking for others opinions of you is awkward. >>32915216It's ok.The first few you can tell he's new to the whole thing, but he took a lot of critique to heart and is FAR better than he was the first few threads. I'd say give it a look if you're vaguely interested in the concept the original source material had, but keep in mind it's still very young.
>>32915242>Ask her what she thinks of the rest of the team.
I guess asking our suggestion for our GM was another upgrade option
>>32915242>Ask her what she thinks of the rest of the team.Not at all weirded out by Amy's take on Gunpla battle? Or perhaps she's seen weirder stuff in the rest of the Gunpla Battle circuit?
>>32915338She's met Fellini, I'm sure she's been exposed to all sorts of weirdness. Hell, she's probably met Team NTR, even.
>>32915276Thanks. As long as they can into English well, the rest is less important. Because I simply can't stand bad English; takes me right out of the story.>>32915316I would imagine it being a sorta QM critique, via the character. Though doing social stuff might open up a better option when talking to Char at a later date, if your guess was on point. We just don't know.
>>32915375But both were close to each other? So I guess one was important
>>32915174well it seems some writers favor combat and/or hijinks, though I wonder what's causing Merc to skimp on characters.
>>32915242>half the class thought I was dating Holly.Don't blame the player, blame the game.
>>32915409They might not be very well thought out? I mean the only ones we know much about are Char and maybe Amy and with the latter all it amounts to is her whole "Newtype shtick" from like 7 threads ago.
>>32915454Also about Holly, and Mac, and a bit about Lucina
>>32915454I mean he used to do things better in the past (VMQ), though this might be suffering from the fact he's doing three quests and they get the better chunk of characterization.
>>32915482Because it's mostly focus on gunpla
>>32915471Right, right. Though all I racall about Holly is: Sister, likes Balls, has heard every ball joke ever by now, does not want onii-chan dick.Mac: Likes Freedom, probably has a hamburger in his backpack for emergencies.Luci: Old friends, latino, mother lets us sleep over in the same room, knows shit all about gundam, battoru life chose her not the other way aroundSo, yeah, I will admit we know a bit about some of the others.
>>32915242"So, Charlotte, what do you think about our little ragtag group here, then?" You ask."Hm, well, you all certainly have promise." Charlotte leans back in seat, suddenly looking far more introspective. "I mean, you all clearly have the passion and the talent. You just gotta decide how far you want to go.""Uh huh..." You nod."Anyways... individually? Lucina and Amy are definitely shaping up to be pretty lethal close combat monsters. I mean, Exia and Deathscythe have traditionally always been pretty nasty suits to get in a knife fight with. " Charlotte's face scrunches up, as if recalling some pretty nasty past matches. "Mac seems to be shaping up to be a good all rounder. Problem is that I don't think he has a clear idea of where he wants to take his suit other than the AMERICA FUCK YEAH theme. I mean, does he want to punch things? Shoot them? He's sorta going to have to decide. I got a real soft spot for Jake, though. Big guns never tire, you know? It's just a pity that Guntanks are so damn specialized. They're pretty easy to hard counter, which is why you never see them in 1v1 matches.""Interesting." You nod. "What about me?""Ha. If you can take off the kid gloves and take a step up from that old GM frame, you'll be making a lot of fighters cry. I mean, I can understand the sentimentality of your first Gunpla and everything, but at some point the bird's gotta leave the nest.""I'll keep that in mind." You nod."All right, kids, shouldn't you all be going home? It's still a school night, you know." Mason calls out from the counter."I don't recall you being my dad!" You retort."Considering it's my store, I may as well be." Mason grins. "Come on. I gotta close up for the night."Goddamn, has that much time passed already?(cont)
>>32915581"All right, come on, Holly." You say, helping her pack up your GM and Balls. You then turn to Charlotte and Karen. "Guess I'll see you two tomorrow?""Yes. I hope you'll be adequately prepared for the match tomorrow." Karen nods at you."I will.""I'll be watching, too. Gotta see if you guys got what it takes to climb to the top!" Charlotte grins. "Don't disappoint me!""As if!" You laugh and fistbump her.----"Are you sure?""Yes, I saw the official paperwork and everything. They're fighting the Mole Rats tomorrow.""Interesting...""Should we do anything?""No. We'll wait and see. Hopefully the Mole Rats will do our work for us. Send them my regards.""Understood.">And that's it for tonight! Next thread is next week like always, and don't forget to catch Cyberpunk Idols on Saturday and PJ Witches on Sunday!>If you got any questions, now is the time to ask them!
>>32915586Will their be more tournaments? Was it possible to have upgraded our suit and had the match tonight? I think you messed up the pastebin. How did you feel about today's thread.
>>32915586See you next week, Merc. This was fun, even if we got sidetracked for a while.
>>32915603>I think you messed up the pastebin.It's been messed up the last three threads.
>>32915586>"Are you sure?">"Yes, I saw the official paperwork and everything. They're fighting the Mole Rats tomorrow.">"Interesting...">"Should we do anything?">"No. We'll wait and see. Hopefully the Mole Rats will do our work for us. Send them my regards.">"Understood."Keikaku dori...Anyway, thanks for running merc. You ensure my weekends are always fun, even if other QMs flake.
>>32915603You probably could've gotten to the match if you fast tracked everything! And there will probably be more tournaments, but probably not that many. They can get pretty time consuming.And yeah, I used the wrong file for the pastebin. I'll get that fixed.And for how I feel about this thread? Just another one like any other, both good and bad!
>>32915637So don't count on them.
>>32915637If we go for a cheaper conversion would the other suits be cheaper or stay the same price?How does the AI system of the Balls go into roll or how will it effect it now.Will their be ways to improve the system?
>>32915581>"Ha. If you can take off the kid gloves and take a step up from that old GM frame, you'll be making a lot of fighters cry. I mean, I can understand the sentimentality of your first Gunpla and everything, but at some point the bird's gotta leave the nest."Now I want to just spite her, and get a GMIII
>>32915660>If we go for a cheaper conversion would the other suits be cheaper or stay the same price?Other suits would probably get slightly cheaper, but not by much. >How does the AI system of the Balls go into roll or how will it effect it now.They'll act a bit more autonomously now.>Will their be ways to improve the system?Only if you seriously invest in a better one.
>>32915637>Just another one like any other, both good and bad!Good attitude to have.Also Holly best imouto: How many sisters out there would sacrifice some of there Ball parts just to make there brother's Jimmy more useful?
>>32915681Is their a system to this on how the Ball acts in battle? Or is it just related to directs and plot the players.Will other suits will be unlocked if we upgrade the frame?
>>32915681>Only if you seriously invest in a better one.Well I guess it is head first into the Funnel tunnel. Maybe.
>>32915681How far can we push the limits of the GN Drive short of Trans-Am?Would it need modifications on the weapons and shields to fully utilize the GN particles? Will a chance to do so present itself in the future?And besides converting to another kit, is there any other method of strengthening the frame of the GM? (Sandwiching thin layers of Bandai plastic or any other sturdy material into the armor, like what Sei did to the Star Build Strike's shield.)
>>32915681Will we be able to get the other systems you told us, like the I-Field, regeneration etc?
>>32915738Since he said the balls were going to be limited if we didn't invest a substantial amount into them, Funnels or Bits would be a natural step, since those are relevant even on super high spec suits.
>>32915823No, he said they can be improved on if we invest in them like everything else we do. If we suddenly shift to bits and funnels then all the time and effort will be lost
>>32915862>Will their be ways to improve the system?>Only if you seriously invest in a better one.Was he talking about the GN system or something? I thought merc was referring to the Mobile Doll System.
>>32915893I think the Mobile Doll System but I'm not sure funnel or bits are the next step also we already invested into them especially the Balls.
>>32915917Well they are basically beam rifles with thrusters right? So that alone would give them greater mobility. Plus I imagine we could mount 2-3 of them where the Ball hard points use to be, so they sound a bit better, assuming they work under normal gravity.
>>32915957But we have more fire powers with the balls and I think their faster with the GN Drive. Not to mention we can put on better equipment for them like radar, or better weapons to expand our sensor fields.Not to mention we got the ECM Suite from our Gn Drive.Funnels are small beam rifles with thrusters. but the Balls are mobile weapon's platforms
>>32915994That can have anti-beam coating applied to them.
Speculation time!>8. Night Terrors: Specialize in quick strikes, ambushes, and stealth.I'm reminded of this unit.http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/NRX-007_CorrelBut there's no way a team is stupid enough to field something that can be taken down by vulcans, right?> 6. Three Brothers: Only three members, but highly organized and coordinated at a level beyond most other teamsThis might be some Frost brothers or Light/Shadow of Callisto tier combat level, only they are triplets.In terms of Mobile Suits, maybe it'll feature the Core Block systems being used and abused?> 5. Silver Wing: Mostly uses Gundam Wing Gunpla.Hate to perpetuate some stereotypes, but I have a feeling that most of their members are fujoshi.
>>32916148The Balls or the Funnels?I'm pretty sure the balls can
>>32916171The balls.Much more fire power, no need to return to recharge and higher survivability.
>>32916191Agreed, or install the I-Field, if we can. Pretty sure that will install anti-beam coating as well
>>32916209>i-field operating time and strength was limited to the power of the generator.>GN Drive>UNLIMITED POWER