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/d8tmxwqkYou are JACK FOULKE, an amateur Gunpla Fighter with dreams to make your own mark on the Gunpla battle scene!Your alarm buzzes and you lazily slap the snooze button. Even if it was a school day, you always tried to maximize the number of minutes you could stay in bed.And then you remember you have Charlotte sleeping over and suppose that you should at least set a good example by NOT looking like a lazy slob in front of her. Grumbling, you sit up from the bed and glance down at the sleeping bag at the foot of your bed. Charlotte was still wrapped up in it, snoring softly.>Wake her up.>Let her sleep and go get cleaned up first.>Other
>>33661270>Let her sleep and go get cleaned up first.
>>33661270>>Let her sleep and go get cleaned up first.Let sleeping chars lie.
>>33661270>>Let her sleep and go get cleaned up first.We don't want to look slovenly in front of our Char.
>>33661270>Let her sleep and go get cleaned up first.Oh as a reminder. Pic related.
>>33661270>Let her sleep and go get cleaned up first.Imagine Holly's surprise if she walks into the room though...
I wonder how Pixy's final battle went?
>>33661270You decide to let her sleep in for a bit. Plus, that meant you got dibs on the bathroom anyways. You gingerly step over her sleeping form and quietly glide over to the bathroom, making sure to close the door as softly as possible. You then proceed to perform your regular morning rituals. Brushing your teeth, a quick shower, and getting your unruly hair under control.Now cleaned up and ready for the day, you open the door and see that the sleeping bag is empty."So, Jack."You turn around to see Holly standing at door, staring at you suspiciously."Morning, Holly." You say, attempting to sound nonchalant. "Where's Charlotte.""In my bathroom." Holly says simply., still glaring at you. "So... she slept in your room, huh?">Yeah, she did.>I have no idea what you're talking about.>What, jealous~?>Other
>>33661748>Yeah, she did.And?
>>33661748>Yeah, she did.What are you implying imouto
Rolled 50>>33661748>>Yeah, she did.
>>33661748>>Yeah, she did.
>>33661748>Yeah, she did.Density ENGAGED!
>>33661748>>What, jealous~?Oh man is Little Sister jelly?
>>33661748>Yeah, she did.
>>33661748>Yeah, she did.>What, jealous~?Apply head ruffles.
>>33661748Don't worry, she didn't mess with my Balls.
>>33661748"Yeah, she did." You shrug. "What of it?"In an instant, Holly shoots past you and tears your blanket off your bed as she inspects the covers."Hmmmm, not on the bed. Then again, that doesn't preclude having done it somewhere less conspicuous.""Okay, that's it, Holly." You grab her by the shoulders and physically drag her back to the door. "OUT."Holly sticks her tongue out at you right as you slam the door shut. Goddamn she could be so annoying sometimes.And wait a minute, should a middle schooler really know about this stuff?Before you could contemplate that though further, you hear a knock at the door. You're about to tell Holly to bugger off when you hear Charlotte speak."Hey, Jack, is it okay to come in?" She asks."Um, yeah." You quickly open the door again and Charlotte nervously steps in. As she walks past you catch a whiff of Holly's strawberry-scented shampoo."You weren't kidding when you said Holly loved Balls." Charlotte chuckled as she rolled up the sleeping bag. "I got a better look at them and there's just so many!""Yeah, I'm not sure how she can sleep at night with all those things staring at her."You both laugh as you grab your school bag, which prompts you to ask, "Hey, what are you going to do about your school stuff?""Oh, don't worry about it." Charlotte shrugs. "I already called my driver. He'll drop my bag off at the school when I get there.""You have a personal driver?" You frown.(cont)
>>33662382"Hey, if my parents are super rich, you can sure as hell bet I'm going to take advantage of it!" Charlotte chuckles. Must. Fight. Jealousy.The both of you and Holly head down the stairs to the kitchen, where you see Mom preparing breakfast. Nothing too special, just some toast and hard boiled eggs. The three of you quickly finish up your breakfast and start to leave when Mom stops you."Oh right, this is from your father." Mom hands you a small envelope. You open it as you head to the front door.>FOR SERVICES RENDERED>+8000 BANDAI POINTSYou whistle. That was quite a haul. You guess you had Mr. Ral to thank for that."Hey! Jack!" Mac waves from the street and he pauses when he sees Charlotte come out with you. You can already see Mac forming a wisecrack in his mouth, while Charlotte's foot digs into the ground as she prepares to sprint her way over to his position.>Stop Charlotte>Leave Mac to his fate.>Other
Rolled 67>>33662408>>Stop CharlotteGrab her"Whoa whoa whoa, he hasn't said anything. Yet."
>>33662408>Leave Mac to his fate.It's the only way he'll learn.
>>33662408>>Stop CharlotteHe got what he deserved yesterday.
>>33662408>Leave Mac to his fate.Ya know better Mac.
>>33662408>>Stop CharlotteMac please, I can't save you everyday
>>33662408>Stop CharSeconding >>33662430
Rolled 6>>33662408>>33662430thisinb4 the grabbing is a closer to a hug
>>33662408>OtherPreempt Charlotte. Something embarrassing might suffice.It'll hurt less that whatever she's planning, but he stills needs to learn the lesson.
Just saw this in the /m/ board about how the Calamity is the perfect representation of a 'modern America'.Mac should have one as a rival. Idealism vs Reality
>>33662408"Whoa, there." You say, hooking your arm around her waist to keep her from charging forward. "He hasn't said anything. Yet.""And if he does?""Then he has my permission to die." You say."Hey! Jack! Were you top or bottom last night?!" Mac yells.Your history book slams into his chest with a loud and satisfying WHUMP."Okay, I'll shut up now." Mac wheezes, clutching his chest."I see Mac sad something he shouldn't have... again." Lucina sigh as she walks up. She then blinks when she sees Charlotte with you and waves. "Oh, hi Charlotte. I didn't expect to see you here.""Um, hi Lucina." Charlotte waves back a bit awkwardly."She slept over last night, in the same room as Jack!" Holly butts in.Goddamnit, Holly."So? Me and Jack do that all the time." Lucina says, a bit confused."Oh right." Holly deflates when she realizes this.Charlotte just stares at you."WHY IS IT SO STRANGE FOR FRIENDS TO SLEEP IN CLOSE PROXIMITY WITH EACH OTHER NOW!?" You wail.Okay, time to get everybody to stop talking about this.>Head for the hobby shop.>Head for school.>Other
>>33662778>>Head for school.
>>33662778>Head for school
>>33662778>>Head for school.School now and then Hobby shop afterwords
>>33662778I sense a pang of jealousy in Lucina
>>33662778>Head for school.
>>Head for school.
>>33662778>>Head for school.We have too many Bandai points to have time to spend them before school. This requires careful consideration and possibly a group meeting.
Rolled 6>>33662778>>Head for school.So much fun.We should have char over again.Or we head over to char's
Rolled 15>>33662899Ideally, we shouldn't hoard it all to ourselves.We get our Jesta upgrade and pass out the points to share.
>>33662959Still going to say we pick up a backup kit or pour the points into one of our show kits.
>>33662778>Head for school.There might be a NEW CHALLENGER.Though it won't be the Mole Rats, the rules still go both ways after all.
>>33662778"Come on guys, let's start heading for school." You say, urging them on. As you all head for school, you all start talking about the recent round of Gunpla battle qualifiers yesterday. Apparently, Lucina had also been keeping up with it online, and saw most of the fights."I have to say, Charlotte, that was a pretty impressive move." Lucina said. "I would've expected you to resort to your heat axes to finish it off.""Eh, I figured I'd go for the least armored part." Charlotte shrugged. "Besides, a guy who rolls Devil Gundam can't be that good.""Oooh, laying down the trash talk already." Mac laughs."Though I wonder. It seems that the web is already predicting that the American finals will be coming down between you and Greco Logan." Lucina points out."Ooooh, that would be cool." Charlotte grinned."So who would win?" Holly asks."Sorry, I gotta go with my man Greco." Mac nods. "That Tallgeese Valkyrie is beastly!""I think Charlotte will have the edge. Greco's good in the qualifiers, but he hasn't had a good track record of making it to the preliminary rounds." Lucina shrugs."How about you, Jack?" Holly turns to you.>Charlotte of course.>Dunno, Greco seems pretty tough.>I plead the Fifth.>Other
>>33663282>>I plead the Fifth.You can't make me
>>33663282>Charlotte of course.
>>33663282>>Charlotte of course.I'm sorry Greco, but Char's victory will encourage us to greater heights.
So, I know we're all about love for Gunpla and everything, and we're not really a very angry guy about Gundam, but can we please hate on the HG Hi-Nu at some point? It's just got so many terrible and unnecessary changes to a good design...>>33662991>backup kitNu Gundam? Have it be our Morgan?>>33663282>Other"Why bother with speculation, when we're gonna get to see it soon enough?"
>>33663282>>Charlotte of course.
>>33663282>Charlotte of course.I have faith in our red comet.
>>33663282>Charlotte of course.And both Fighters will make it the best Gunpla Battle IN AMERICA too.
>>33663282>>Charlotte of course.Solidarity.
>>33663399>Nu Gundam? Have it be our Morgan?>match against Tatsuya>fight is set to dueling spanish guitarMuh dick.
>>33663399>>33663717Speaking of Morgan, I wonder if dad ever used a suit other than his Pixie?
>>33663399>>33663717>>33663745"Did you know that there are three types of Aces? Those who seek challenge, those who live to build, and those who can read the tide of battle. And her... she was a true Ace."
You know what this means?Pixy Type Ball.
>>33663887I remember seeing a thread detailing the 3 kinds of fighters in GBF.Builders who use sheer build quality: WarriorsPlavsky's who use the effects: MagesSkilled who use pure skill: RougesWarriors>Rouges>Mages>WarriorsThis isn't set in stone though. And there can be hybrids.
>>33663282"Well, Charlotte of course." You say proudly. "No contest." Mac shoots you a sly look that you try to ignore. Charlotte sighs but smiles shortly afterward, and Lucina just nods in agreement. Eventually, you finally reach the school grounds. Holly splits off to head for her own school while you head to the front gate. And, as Charlotte said, her driver was waiting for her. While he thankfully didn't come in anything as conspicuous as a limousine or anything, the very shiny, very black, very expensive European car sitting on the curb still drew curious looks. Charlotte was almost too embarrassed to walk up to grab her school bag.Afterwards, it was business as usual. However, you heard a lot more students suddenly greeting you, and knowing your name. Not many, but enough for you to notice. You guess your reputation was starting to grow, or something.Finally, lunch period rolls around and you head for your team room, where everybody quickly gathers."Ah, Jack, you're here." Karen nods as your arrival. "We've got a busy day ahead of us.""What, we got challenged or something?" You joke."Actually, yes." Karen nods. "Five challenges, in fact.""W-what." You blink."Three higher ranking teams and two lower ranking ones." Karen continues. "I suspect Kenneth may have had a hand behind it. Fortunately, since we have multiple challenges, that gives me cause to drop the lower rank ones and focus on the higher ones.""Which ones are we talking about here?" You ask. "The Olympians, who are #7, the Silver Wings, who are #5, and Noscope, who are #4." Karen says. "In general, the Olympians use G Gundam Gunpla and specialize in close combat. Silver Wing uses Wing Gundam Gunpla and are generally all rounders. Noscope usually uses long range sniper units and focus on ranged combat.">Fight the Olympians>Fight Silver Wing>Fight Noscope>Ask your team what they think.>Other
>>33663952>>Ask your team what they think.Whats our current rank?
>>33663952>Fight Noscope>we have artillery>snipers thing they're shitha
>>33663952>Ask your team what they think.Let's find out where their Gunpla stand first.
>>33663952>Ask your team what they think.Though to be honest, the G Gundam guys strike my fancy.
>>33663952>>Ask your team what they think.
>>33664006Considering that half our team is close combat orientated.This can go badly.
Guys, how do you think the rival teams feel if some team from nowhere just started to climb the ranks at a fast pace?
>>33663952>Fight the OlympiansI wanna upgrade our sensors more before noscope. A bunch of snipers probably have cloaking or just great stealth
>>33663952>Ask your team what they think.Always good to get diverse opinions.
>>33664056Step up, senpais.
>>33663952>>Fight Silver Wing
>>33663952>Ask your team what they think.>>Fight Silver WingI'm thinking we fight the generalist and wreck them with specialization
>>33663950Thing is, that first one doesn't really make sense.No matter how good your build is, you can't win without control skill (see Sei losing to Sazaki in spite of using a far superior build).>>33663952>Fight the OlympiansMost Mobile Fighters are built to engage a single target, so they're probably gonna try and turn the match into three simultaneous single combats. Proper use of our Balls should throw them off their game.
>>33663952>Ask your team what they think.
>>33664056Aside from paranoid teams feeling threatened?
Guys, we should probably consider something.Just because The Club are dicks, doesn't mean every team we face will be. For all we know, the Olympians and/or Silver Wing might be powerful allies against The Club. But fuck Noscope. Their name reeks of codkiddie faggotry.
>>33663952>>Fight NoscopeWe have SUPERIOR FIREPOWER, right? With our balls and a freaking honest to god tank its got to count for something right?(can someone get a post a pic? Not at PC right not)
>>33663952"Guys, what do you think?" You ask, turning to the rest of the team."I don't do close combat, and I don't like flying suits." Jake frowns. "I'd rather go up against Noscope. Nothing like some good old fashioned artillery to flush a sniper out of his hiding spot.""Honestly, I'm fine with anything!" Amy smiles. "Though I do kinda want to go up against Silver Wing, to show that Deathscythe is the best!""Olympians, of course!" Mac grins. "Gotta show them the power of SUPER MAXTER!""I too don't really mind who we fight." Lucina shrugs. "But if Noscope is the higher ranking team, I'd rather fight them so we can get closer to the top.""I have no opinion either way." Karen smiles and looks to you. "Well? What would you suggest?">Olympians>Silver Wing>Noscope
>>33663952>Ask your team what they think.>>33664139I think that's under the assumption they're all somewhat equal in battle just with different approaches. Number two doesn't mean anything if you can't pilot either.
>>33664266Wait, merc.Its the top four teams who send a competitor to fight for the ticket into the special entry right?When is that fight>
>>33664266>>NoscopeTheir gimmick seems like the easiest to exploit.
>>33664266>Olympians WE NEED TO DO SOME MANLY FIGHTING
>>33664356It will go either way, very fast.Like our balls getting sniped out of a the air and then we are mostly not contributing.
>>33664266>OlympiansThis match-up would bring out the best in Mac and Amy.
>>33664266>OlympiansLet's have some fun, shall we?
>>33664266Noscope - There's a chance the map would be totally in our favorMerc, can we roll for map? I really don't want to get railroaded into an open one for noscope, but then again, their name is noscope, maybe they'll do fine in CQC...
So is Noscope a team entirely made of Snipers or is it composed of Spotters/AWACS?
Oh yeah if we do end up fighting the Olympians we should greet them in true G Gundam style.
>>33664266So there seems to be a TIE between Silver Wing and Noscope. It's time for a tiebreaker vote!>Silver Wing>Noscope
>>33664527Dammit, I wanted to have some fun with the ham team. Between these two though, I choose >Noscope
Rolled 23>>33664527>>Silver Wing
>>33664527>NoscopeTime to show them some real firepower!
Rolled 7so against noscope, what do we need?I suggest we get the camo cloak and the anti beam coating on our mech so that we can move more stealthily.
>>33664760If we are going against the snipers, I think we should somehow get a laser designator for precision shelling. It can also be useful for allies if they have weapons that can penetrate obstacles as well since they don't need direct sight.
>>33664760to be honest I think installing radars on our Balls will also be helpful. I wonder if we can get conversions on them but I really want those radars
Guys! We need smokescreens! Get in close! Like the ones that shoot up and deploy downwards! They are tiny but do a lot. Can't kill you if they can't see you. But we can just let the TUSKER go to work.
Rolled 1>>33664782I'm more for a mind for planetory defensors.Then we assign one to our teammates.
>>33664779If we want precision, we need to get Jake some Excalibur to play with.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M982_Excalibur
>>33664760I'm guessing the Snipers are high mobility suits. I'm also assuming they have spotters that are more heavily armed/armored with sensors.
>>33664527"Hm, I guess we'll go for Noscope." You say. "If we beat them, that puts us in the top four, right?""Indeed it does." Karen nods. "However, they didn't get that rank by doing nothing. They will most likely be a very dangerous team.""Well, what kind of Gunpla do they use?""Mostly sniper types." Karen shrugs. "GM Sniper, Dynames, maybe even a Zaku sniper or something more exotic. But you'll have to expect to face hard hitting, long range firepower.""Still, it'd be good to have something more exact." You frown."We could always ask people." Amy suggests."Or sneak into their team room to gather intel." Lucina says."Eh, jet let em come at us. No point worrying about it." Mac shrugs.>Try asking around for intel.>Sneaking mission.>Just face them when you face them.>Other
>>33664847>>33664782>>33664779>>33664760We just got Eight-fucking-thousand points. We can get a new MS, shove all our good stuff from the GM on it, and then add these upgrades to it, or to our teammates.
>>33664926>>Try asking around for intel.We're not that desperate, yet...
>>33664926>Sneaking mission.Oh boy, time for some Fun!
>>33664926>Try asking around for intel.Don't we have that reporter guy who's interested in our team?Ask for his services.
Rolled 66>>33664926>>Try asking around for intel.Ask the reporter? Also see if he/she was alright after the gunpla club went after him/her.>>Sneaking mission.>>33664933Balls are important.And the GN Drive won't transfer over.
>>33664926>Try asking around for intel.
>>33664926>>Try asking around for intel.
>>33664926>>Sneaking mission.>>33664933Well 9000 since people were a bit stingy last time. We most likely will get the jesta, maybe get a hidden upgrade if we ask holly, and get radars, and a heat knife and some panzerfaust for our gunpla
>>33664983Balls aren't that important, and but we could still tranfer them over.And yeah, I had completely forgotten about the Drive. Where the hell did we get that again? And why don't we just gut the thing out and pop it onto our new suit?
>>33664926>Sneaking mission.I can't see this ending well, but at least it will be memorable.
So what are the chances the Noscopes are actually nice people?
>>33664926>Try asking around for intel.And anyone here up for sniper duel?Give Mac some lever-action sniper, more sensors for our ball and maybe some long-range rifle for GM.
Rolled 100>>33665038We specifically cant.Merc said upgrades to a suit cannot transfer over to a new suit unless we refit with a kit.
>>33665086Okay, so we just equip the new suit with the Juggler system, if we really want to keep the Balls, then shove that thing full of upgrades. Why not build a long range suit to fight the long range suits?
>>33665038They kind of fit to our playstyle and I rather not just abandoned them when we invested quite a bit into them. Also I like the fact we can harass our enemy with them...if only if they can get more kills/damage
>>33665155There's using a conversion kit to upgrade (to keep the other upgrades as well)
Rolled 42>>33665155The base is still a GM, we can give it a sniper rifle. Though i'm of the opinion a rocket launcher pod coupled with a rapid fire gun would be better so that we can flush them out.
>>33665201>>33665219I think its best to build a new one, the GM Juggler's already pretty good. Anyways, let's drop by the hobby shop later and see what we can get, then we decide.
>>33664926"Well, I guess we can always ask that reporter guy." You shrug. "Seems to me he knows quite a bit about all the teams, or at least should know somebody who does.""You mean Julian?" Karen puts a hand up to her chin. "Yes, that could work. He does seem to have taken a liking to us.""I got a class with him later today. I can ask him then." You nod. You also just remember that you're sitting on a ton of Bandai points right now. 9,700 in fact. It occurred to you that maybe you could donate some to the team...>Donate to the team.>Keep the points.>Other
>>33665264TBH, I rather not build a new one since it will be one update more/wasted thinking on which Gunpla to use
Rolled 100>>33665280>>Donate to the team.3000
>>33665280>>Donate to the team.Remember, we're a team.
>>33665280>OtherSee what we want/need at the shop first. We can donate points after that.
>>33665280>>Donate to the team.Not all of it, but let's at least give them some
>>33665280>>Donate to the team.
>>33665280>Donate to the team.2700Still gives us 7000 to work with and the upgrade kits being 4500-5000 that would leave us 2000-2500 to buy parts also.
>>33665280>Donate to the team.Only about half though, just in case.
>>33665280>>33665304>nat 1003000 sounds about right anyways.
>>33665328This. More than enough to upgrade our alliesand build a new suit.
>>33665328This sounds reasonable.
>>33665359We're not building a new suit
>>33665328Kit will be 4500, since most suggestions will be for the jesta.I'm a little curious though, should we spend the points pimping our ride, then popping up in the 4 way match with a brand new jesta instead?
>>33665280>Donate to the team.>>33665328sounds about right
>>33665398TBH, I'd prefer we'd use the Juggler in the match. We need time to practice using a new suit.
>>33665394Says you. If the majority votes for not building a new suit, then okay, I'll shut up.
>>33665317Changing mine to >>33665328
>>33665421theres also that if we get the jesta, we will probably be triggering the trans-am.leaving it for the 4 way would make that a nice trump card.
>>33665421It depends on when the match is going to be, if we have enough time to practice them I'm all for converting the Juggler today
>>33665421Do you think there might be ball conversions?
>>33665398>Kit will be 4500, since most suggestions will be for the jesta.Yeah I couldn't remember the kit cost was so err on the side of caution on that.Either way. >>33665431I'm with everyone else saying no to new fucking suit. Christ. Waste of damn time and money. Every damn thread somebody has to bring up this bullshit. We need to keep pushing our current ride higher up and building a new one, trying to get it up to level, then getting both suits beyond that. It's just not cost effective. Fuck.
>>33665474They probably do exist.This is the late UC Ball.Look at that triple mount on the top hard point.
>>33665500http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/RB-79F_Ball_Type_FI prefer this mostly for the fact, we can get an extra point on out armor and speed rating. Also the mine type as well but coverting the mines into missile launchers
So guys, what do we need to do to get the GM Juggler to this level of "Oh god with the Bits"? Fin Funnels are, in spite of the name, technically Bits, as they have their own onboard power source.
>>33665559Well the Model 133 is a F91/Crossbone late UC ball.It probably benefits from a better reactor, improved armour and construction.Also it provides more dakka which is what our balls need. More mounts for guns.
>>33665583I think by turning our Balls into hard hitting weapons platforms I love the Juggler system
>>33665499Yeah, and then if the damn thing gets totaled during a fight, we're fucked. What I'm saying is it would be good to have more options, and not just the Juggler. No need to get so pissed off about it, geez.
>>33665583Additional Juggler system to field up to four balls.4 of them will give anyone pause.
>>33665583Sub-AI systems mounted on the Ball units, would be my guess. It might be possible for them to command their own funnels (or act as a sort of relay hub). Failing that, it may also be possible to turn them into compact Virgo-II suits with the right upgrades.
HOLY SHIT I JUST HAD A THOUGHT.What if we got a second set of balls, and converted them into a pair of mobile armories/ repair drones? We could act as a kind of FARP for our entire team!
>>33665600Maybe? but it doesn't give us much information on them, even in Crossbone the earth federation used massive amounts of budget cuts in military spending. I mean I think I still saw GMs in some panels in the final fights.I mean it looks not much different then the K-type we have now with the duel auto cannons
>>33665610So when are we gonna build "Ball X", equipped with a Satellite Beam Cannon?>>33665629But can we get up to twelve?
>>33665655I want to put planet defensors on our balls.The butthurt from that defensive capability will be glorious
>>33665682>Highly mobile shields of pure fuck your shitI kinda like this idea
>>33665621>Yeah, and then if the damn thing gets totaled during a fight, we're fucked.Yeah you see that argument right there is shit. Why? Because Jake's got his totaled with the ammo rack cooking off. Guess what? A few days of fixing and it was ready to go again.Options come parts and weapons. We have a basic Suit that fits many rolls and can you use many weapons because of it. Focus on that.
>>33665679>But can we get up to twelve?I don't think so
>>33665746Except if we get to the world tournament we won't have days to repair. We'll have a matter of hours. Maybe less.
>>33665661Ya but then we're sol if we get caught in combat since we will have shifted to team medic.
>>33665770Did you watch the show?Every event/match had a rest day for the combatants immediately afterwards.
>>33665770You do realize if got that fucked we lost... right? We wouldn't be needing to worrying about that.
>>33665773What's to stop us from just attaching a second juggler system?Is it possible? Merc can we get away with that?
>>33665741Just walk up deflecting sniper rounds like it ant no thing as jake keeps them locked down.
>>33665814Unless they're the type that plays like the GM Sniper K-9.Sniper units with loads of additional support running about fucking shit up.
I honestly think we should just straight up get a new kit. Preferably Kshatriya, Delta Kai or Nu, as they allow us to stick to the combat style we've already developed.
>>33665280"Hey, Karen." You say, taking out some of your Bandai point cards. "I'm actually sitting on a bunch of Bandai Points right now, so I thought I'd donate some to the team.""Oh, why thank you!" Karen grins. "I'll make sure these points go to good use.">-2700 Bandai pointsWith that, lunch is over and you all split off to head to your respective classes. You catch Julian in the hall and wave him down."Hey! Jack! What's up?" Julian smiles. "Hey Julian, I was wondering if you were willing to do some, uh, 'investigative journalism.'" You say."Oh, sounds exciting!" Julian's eyes widen. "What's the scoop?""You think you can dig up any info you can find on Team Noscope for me? You know, Gunpla, fighting style, the works?""Ah, the usual." Julian nods. "Oh, don't give me that look. The other teams do this all the time!""Spy on each other?""Duh. People gotta get an edge where they can get it, you know?" Julian nods. "That's why all the top fighters try to keep their best moves secret!""I guess." You nod. "So can you do it?""Sure can!" Julian nods. "For you guys, I think I can dig up the dirt on one of the suits they'll definitely use in the match. If you want more than that, there's gonna need to be an exchange...""Money?" You raise an eyebrow."Oh no, we got no use for that!" Julian shakes his head rapidly. "You know, quid pro quo. You want secrets from another team, you gotta be prepared to give me some of yours!">I'll just take the freebie.>What would you take for two Gunpla?>What would you take for three Gunpla?>Other
>>33665328This sounds good.
>>33665793Yes, a single day, and in the show they only had to work on a single gunpla.Our Balls are a major concern, they're separate Gunpla entities and take time to repair, especially with the modifications we've made.We're basically fixing three gunpla in less than twenty four hours.Best to have a backup, hell in the show they had a backup Gunpla for that very reason.
>>33665834We have more fire power then the K-9. At least our Balls do. I kind of want to improve the AI if we can so it can improve their performance maybe get a kill.I still have this image of a couple of Haros piloting our Balls though as the AI image
>>33665852>>I'll just take the freebie.
>>33665852>OtherWhat does he want specifically? He wouldn't bring this up if he didn't have an idea already.
>>33665852>I'll just take the freebie.
>>33665876Wait wait wait. Guys. Guys. Planet Defensors mounted on the Balls. You know, the ones from the Mercurius.
>>33665876Oh no, I'm not worried about the K-9's firepower and more their little models running around doing their damn gorilla war.Those little army men would immediately go through the defensors and could pop the guntank.
>>33665858They were sliced in half and we fixed them up with some super glue, wasn't that hard. >I'll just take the freebie.>>33665884This as well.Though to be honest sneaking with Lucina might have been better.Not trying to start something but it might of.
>>33665852What kind of things would he be asking for?We don't want to give away secrets or systems if no one knows
>>33665852>I'll just take the freebie.Some basic Intel will do just fine. Nothing to loose our hard earned plastic over.
>>33665906Eh, We've always been about offensive support. The Planet Defensors break the mold. The Armory idea I'm purporting is more in line since we're still supporting the team, just in a utilitarian mold combined with our offensive style.
>>33665852>What would you take for three Gunpla?Ask for a price first. If it's too much, grab the freebie.
>>33665926>They were sliced in half and we fixed them up with some super glue, wasn't that hard.We got lucky.Suppose they took a sniper round to the chest and the ammunition in the balls cooked off, or worse the GN Drive went critical, we'd be putting them back together for a lot longer than if they got cut in half.Better to play it safe than lose everything all at once.
>>33665987.....We are a team as well if we can't support our team any longer then someone will take our place. Also rather then spend points on a backup suit, why not spend it into making the suit we have now into something that won't be taken down so easily so that way we don't have to worry about it
>>33666035I don't think we'll get anywhere as this story's readers are split apart on various ways, not to mention the impluse to buy new things.
>>33666035You're not hearing me.It's bad to let something like poor planning and resource management kill us and leave our team high and dry.We're good, but we shouldn't coast by on our luck, and our balls.A Backup is a sensible move it means we can recover from a failure rapidly and not screw our team. Yes of course we should prioritize keeping our Juggler awesome and top of the line, but it's stupid to sink our entire budget into one suit.
>>33665935But this isn't going to be a battle where we need offensive support. We're going to need to be defensive support.To be perfectly honest I'm in for just straight up upgrading to a new kit. We've had Charlotte tell us that she had trouble with just using her Zaku when she started competing and we've had Greco call us ballsy for sticking with a GM in a competitive setting. The Kshatriya or Delta Kai seem like good choices to continue doing what we're doing. The Providence could work well also, or we could go full Protagonist and grab a Nu Gundam.I haven't put a lot of thought into stuff that could be used if we decided to just completely change our playstyle but this image makes me giggle so it might be worth a look.
>>33666113Considering everyone else in our team has been sinking money into one suit and the only person within the team that has enough money to mange more than two is Char. This whole team is sink or swim.
Can we scratch build a smoke screen system? I mean there are people pulling out completely BS palvsky hacks, so I think a few simple smoke grenades/deployment systems like the ones on tanks right now. Or we can actually rip them off Type 61 kits.
All this talk of stupidly effective defensive measures reminded me of something we might want to take into consideration.
>>33666117We should keep our GM line mold but upgrade to something like a Jegan or Jesta, hell if we really want to go farther down the UC line we could get on of the League Militare's Shrike suits and fuck shit up.
Just want to pointing one thing; there will be a limit on how much our Juggler can perform no matter how many upgrade we slap on it. And when that day come, either we already proficient enough in gunpla to cover our weakness or get new unit.But yeah, for now new unit kinda not needed.
>>33666117Makes me wonder whatever happened to the guy who was doing all the weird arm stuff with his Gouf a while ago.
>>33666151Then there's even more reason for us to have a backup suit.If one of our teammates suffers catastrophic damage we can loan them our backup suit. Yes they'll be using a suit they're unfamiliar with but at least they won't be out of the fight.
http://pastebin.com/m0ymKmG0Jesta Conversion Kit - 4000Camo-Cloak - 200: A cloak that can be worn by a Gunpla that allows it to blend with its surrounding environment. However, it does not provide any additional protection.Useful since we're dealing with snipers here. For our balls too, maybe, while they're scouting.Missile Pod - 250: Carries up to six guided missiles which will automatically track their target once fired.Suppression fire. With rockets we can flush out the enemy. Should be useful with one on each ball. Should be mountable on the back hardpoint so that that they still keep their current loadout.Dual Band Radar - 200: Significantly increases a Gunpla's detection capabilities. (Internal Hardpoint Only)On the balls to find the snipers.4000+ 200 * 3 + 250 * 2 + 200 * 2 = 5500
>>33665852"I'll just take the freebie." You sigh."Oh, okay then." Julian nods. "Well, since I like you so much, I might as well tell you their most powerful Gunpla! Well, not guarantee they'll actually USE it, but they definitely have it!""Just tell me the already." "They got a Cherudim Gundam." Julian says, leaning in as if he was afraid someone were listening in."S2 version or movie version?""Movie version of course!" Julian nods rapidly. "Gotta always get the best, right?"Well, that was alarming, but helpful information."Thanks, Julian." You say."No problem! If you need more info come back any time!"The rest of the day seems to pass by in a flash, up until the final bell rings and students begin filing out. You wonder what you should do next.>Check if any fights are going on.>Head for the hobby shop.>Head home.>Other
>>33666152Better yet, do we have Anti Beam Chaff? If we get some dispensers on the balls we have another whole playbook with smoke and ABC.
>>33666212>>Head for the hobby shop.To upgrade or get a spare suit.
>>33666212>Head for the hobby shop.Smoke and ABC sounds good. Mayeb?
>>33666212>>Check if any fights are going on.Real fast, let's see if anyone else is around too
>>33666212>Head for the hobby shop.
>>33666212Thats... alarming.>>Head for the hobby shop.
>>33666203This guy's got the right idea. A Jesta's going up our suits performance by a significant level, combine that with our balls getting a radar upgrade and the missiles so we can shell their asses, we'll nail those asshole in no time.
>>33663282>he hasn't had a good track record of making it to the preliminary rounds.Didn't he make it to the top 16 of the finals one year?>>33664053>>33664779Fun fact: in SD Gundam Online, the general rule is that melee weapons beat long-range ones, which in turn beat mid-range things, which have an advantage over melee.>>33666035As I see it, there might be a situation in a tournament where the GM Juggler is at a complete tactical disadvantage, and a different Gunpla altogether could do much better. I'm not sure whether making upgrades mid-tournament was allowed or not, but using another suit altogether definitely was.
>>33666117I feel the need to point out that Fellini still uses a Gunpla he built when he was a kid and has continually upgraded since then.
>>33666212>Head for the hobby shop.It's time.
>>33666212>>Head for the hobby shop.>>33666193.....We have a team of what 7 people?
>>33666212Just as a gundam fan, there isn't separate difference as there was no Cherudim in the Trailblazer movie, only the Dynames Repair and the Zanbaya, unless there's some other movie I don't know about.But the latter would be bad news for a mix of reasons (mainly it's not a pure sniper mech!)>>33666212>>Check if any fights are going on.
>>33666230>>33666213Balls have counter measure suites installed already
>>33666212>Cherudim GundamOh Shi->Movie VersionMEGA FUCK.We need that Jesta Conversion NOW.HOBBY SHOP STAT.
>>33666255Fellini also uses a Gundam, not a mass produced suit, and has rebuilt the thing from the ground up at least twice.
>>33666212>>Check if any fights are going on.More intel
>>33666255And Fellini got his shit wrecked by Aila and basically rebuilt the Fenice from scratch into the Rinascita.
>>33666203All good picks.Although I think the cloak would be better suited for any of our cache focused ladies while we rock planet defensors.
>>33666268really? did we ever use it?
>>33666240Changing to >>33666212>>Check if any fights are going on.
>>33666203Well, this is a good start. I like it. If we get voting I'mma vote for this option, unless picking up a Delta Kai or Nu gets some track. (Nobody likes the Kshatriya but me)
>>33666281So as someone who has only seen a few Gundam series (including that movie) How screwed are we, on a scale of 1 to 10. 10 being pic related.
>>33666317Hmm... Perhaps we could buy one set for our teammates going into the battle.
>>33666203Add Anti-beam Coating to the main suit also a Heat Knife. Another 1050 to the total.
>>33666317Ooooh. Even better.
>>33666320We do, and no not yet.Not sure why though, Charlotte tossed one of our balls with the Countermeasure suite so no chance in that, Amy used head vulcans on one and sliced the cannons on another but that was done within eyesight.Also the fight against the mole gundams they were too busy backing up Karen. So they didn't have a chance to shine
>>33666317>>33666348Ah cqc with a sneak attack. A snipers natural enemy x10
>>33666300Aila killed a Devil Gundam using a Jegan.In-universe power is trumped by build quality and skill.
>>33666342A solid 8.5. We need a LOT of firepower and speed to kill that thing. We need to get our teams Flag upgraded into a speed demon and our Tusker into a fucking mobile firebase.
>>33666342http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aowKm8mO5RAI'll let you decide
>>33666364>within eyesight. eh? can we program them so if the enemy even looks at them then start dumping everything?
>>33666373>the small shields are also beam rifles that have ai and can link to form a larger shield or canonsWelp, das a pretty good shoota boyz
>>33666425The thing's basically us but with faser balls and more guns.
>>33666381That's also Aila. Who went undefeated until the quarterfinals. And almost pushed Sei and Reiji's shit in if it weren't for Lovu-Lovu+Newtype Shenanigans.
>>33666449And reliable Trans-Am.
>>33666416wouldn't really accomplish anything. Counter-measure's usually only work against weapons requiring a lock, like missiles.
>>33666267Whoops, I got the Cherudim and the Zabanya confused.
>>33666416We did, when we decided not to dump Beam Rifles and Radars on our Balls, we asked Holly to somewhat upgrade our AI, if they see something they will keep shooting until it is sure the enemy is deadSo what's our team configuration.Our GM since radar and support.Jake's Guntank to flush them out.I'm leaning more toward Lucina or Amy for this fight.Lucina can take on an enemy up close but can probably take a hit or twoAmy due to her sniper rifle
>>33666465That too. We're gonna need to have our balls scramble to deal with the GN Bits, while we take it on in a Trans-Am Spam off, all the while our teammates will have to deal with any other tricks the other team brings to the fight.Worse yet we don't know what kind of mods they've done to this Cherudim, we could be dealing with some kind of abomination with a Trans-Am booster of even more bits.
>>33666474Please read what these do.Countermeasure Suite - 100: When in danger, the countermeasure suite can be activated, which deploys a combination of flares, smoke, sensor chaff, and anti-beam chaff. Can only be used twice in a battle. Does not take up a hardpoint.They also dump Chaff and ->>33666483>GREEN FENCE GUNDAMFUCK.FUCK FUCK FUCK.
>>33666449>>33666465It's like a Dan vs Ryun match...
>>33666483>It's really a ZabanyaPack it in boys we're EXTRA FUCKED.>>33666383Up that to a 10 out of 10.
>>33666474Nearly all weapons require locks, whether they are "locked" by the software or by the operator. That was why I said get smoke screens. I don't expect Snipers to have napalm or the airburst or artillery.
>>33666483OH GOD WE'RE FUCKEDhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv6q_n8BPQY
>>33666483WE ARE SO BONED.
>>33666452Point is, you're fixating too much on "Suit X is really really powerful in it's default setting" rather than "Suit X is viable for the following strategies".Also, you have a blatant ulterior motive, considering how much of an obnoxious bint you were, not shutting up about "we should get a Kshatriya" in earlier threads.
>>33666518>>33666537Once again, anons.BROOOKEEEN ARROOW!
>>33666212You decide to head over to the hobby shop. You got points, you might as well spend them, right? After meeting up with Holly, you head over to the shop. Mason is there as always, though you don't see anybody from your team. Maybe you just go here ahead of them."So, looking to buy anything?" Mason asks."Maybe." You say. "Let me check the catalog."SHOP LIST: http://pastebin.com/pR2K0UxC>Do you make any purchases?
>>33666483Figured as much but the Zanbaya is one wicked suit considering while it can snipe some, it can all range fire and even BEAM SPAM with the best of them. If the pilot is like Lyle, it'll go double as it'll mean he's no stranger to close range combat.In short it's the Juggler+Sniper+RoidsOur one hope is that the pilot isn't anywhere as good as Lyle.
We need to get to Char, we need her advice on how to deal with a Trailblazer suit.PANIC MODE IS OFFICIALLY ENGAGED.GENTLEMEN WE ARE IN MAJOR FUCKING TROUBLE.
>>33666537It's like fucking Jesus Yamato on crack.
>>33666537.....We can take it.Our GN drive fucks with enemy radar and both our gunpla and our Balls have countermeasure suite so we can use that for added effect.I realy hope there are Ball conversions as well
>>33666483You've served us well dear GM. You will be missed.
>>33666551>http://pastebin.com/pR2K0UxCOh its a new pastebin...>Binary Rifle - 1300: A twin barreled beam weapon. One barrel fires a powerful buster beam, while the second barrel fires a standard beam shot.WANT>Juggler Expansion - 6000: Extends the Juggler carrying racks, allowing for the addition of two Balls for a total of four.WAAAAAANT
>>33666551Voting for this>>33666203
Less panic more making plans for killing. Honestly.>>33666551Jesta Conversion KitAnti-beam Coatingx1Heat KnifeCamo-Cloakx3Missile Podx2Dual Band Radarx2
>>33666551Merc do the refit kits come with new weapons?
>>33666599NO GODDAMNIT WE DO NOT NEED THE EXPANSION RIGHT NOW.We need the Jesta Conversion and the upgrades so we can have a chance of fighting a FUCKING TRAILBLAZER SUIT.
>>33666506Actually, I was thinking instead of "countermeasures" we'll use them offensively. Not defensively like Aircraft but offensively, like covering the entire area in smoke. THEN we can go in CQC. What do you guys think?
>>33666203Merc can we get Planet Defensor's?
>>33666623Anon chill, I'm not voting for it. I just want those at a later date.
>>33666608Also, Binary Rifle, I guess. Think we have enough for all of it.
>>33666551Time for mid season upgrade I'll be pulling for >>33666203 with the addition of seeing about them Planet Defensors.
We should really think good and hard on this as anything we do here will carry over for a later match.
>>33666551Willing to support this:>>33666608As well as a Binary Rifle.
>>33666551This>>33666203And an additional 2 camo cloaks for our two teammates entering the battle
>>33666551Planet Defensors a thing? Also, how many points do we have to sink into our soon to be scrap plastic GM?
>>33666649That's basically my idea as well.
I just gotta say, if its a space map we are fucked. Not even with my smoke plan.
>>33666678I think the match will come down to how well the guy can pilot his Zanbaya among other things.
>>33666669They are around, but the store doesn't have any spares stocked just yet!
>>33666678Oh god.>Space Map>Battle Star->LOLBEAMSPAMTANSAMMISSLERAIN>Battle Ended.
>>33666551I'll second>33666203But only get the cloaks for our balls for scouting.
>>33666551For your viewing pleasure.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpPjci6p7g8
>>33666717Can we have Mason express delivery special order some?
>>33666719>lol 720noscope420blazeitfag>git gud scrub lol XDtruly sniper kids are insufferable.
>>33666551>Jesta Conversion Kit - 4000Only 500 more than the Jegan for an edge in performance.>Anti-beam Coating - 1000: A special coating that can be applied on top of a Gunpla's existing armor which gives it increased resistance against beam attacks.Always useful.>Rocket Booster - 300: Adds an additional booster pack, increasing a Gunpla's speed. (Back Hardpoint Only)Speed is good.Save the rest towards a Juggler expansion.
>>33666719>>33666678Bring tank. No space map.At least that's what I remember Merc saying how maps got picked at the start of the quest. Could have changed since then.
>>33666742You're a monster, Merc
I'm thinking we'll definitely need Char in on this battle.>>33666717Merc is the Hyperion Gundams Mono phase Lightwave Shield a thing? Could we have a look at that maybe?
>>33666742Dear god. I just peed a little.
>>33666551>Do you make any purchases?Jesta Conversion Kit - 4000Binary Rifle - 1300Dual Band Radar - 200 x2 = 400Camo-Cloak - 200 x3 = 600Total = 6300 BPI hope we get free grenades for the conversion to Jesta.What's our current total budget now? Take away from the bottom-to-upwards if it's short.
>>33666551>>33666608This but add another beam rifle. if we're getting a new rifle, we can give the old one to the ball and return the autocannon back into it's original mount
>>33666742Merc. Will we ever have conversions for our Balls as well?
http://youtu.be/RSz7nKYNSTo?t=2m20sSMOKE is the way to go. Even Type 61 managed to do something with it!(that and it is pretty interesting)
>>33666548And my point is when both suits are built to an equal level, and usage skill being equal, the better suit is going to win.
>>33666824go to 2:20
Okay I've been thinking and I have an outline on how we crush this fucking nightmare of a suit.We need to find a way to jam his bits and we need to arm enough flares on everyone so we can negate his missiles. If we can do that he's just another AD Gundam, we can beat a regular AD Gundam.
>>33666820All in due time.>>33666551Anyways, the consensus seems to be:Jesta Conversion KitAnti-beam Coatingx1Heat KnifeCamo-Cloakx3Missile Podx2Dual Band Radarx2Which would come out to a total of 6550. Is this acceptable?>Y>N
>>33666850Can we add two camo cloaks?Gifts for our teammates.
>>33666850Yep. We're gonna need it.
For everyone wondering what a Jesta is exactly:http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/RGM-96X_JestaIt's like the GM got swol and started doing its homework.
>>33666742>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpPjci6p7g8Worse part? That's not even the Final Mission ver.
>>33666850>YI'm all for it
>>33666850Against my better judgement, yes. I think we should get a new suit instead but I'm not going to be able to convince anybody.
>>33666877Jesta's are so sexy
>>33666877You could say its a... Decu GM
>>33666850Maybe buy 3x Panzerfaust As well for our Jestabut yes
>>33666850wait, didn't only one guy vote for a heat knife?We have a beam saber, why would we need a heat knife?
>>33666877>>33666895>>33666899I just love how....accessorized the beam rifle is.
>>33666849>his missiles. How do they guide themselves anyway? I doubt if GN particles wont work, then flares wouldn't too. Though if it was wire guided/newtype equivalent hax then smoke would
>>33666892I'm with you on getting a new suit but the Zabanya has fucked our priorities, killing this fucking monster is a problem.
>>33666850Binary Rifle too, if it can be squeezed in.Best get some mileage out of that GN Drive by pumping out bigger beams.
>>33666939We only have 7000 on hand. We would need to drop a few things to get it.
Hey everyone I'm the guy who came up with our current red/white colorscheme and I was going to try my hand at the jesta, anybody know some good lineart for it? also should I try transferring the color scheme or making something different? if something else then what?
>>33666910It's never been explained but if he gets a salvo off we're in deep shit since they're the kind that burrow into your suit and detonate.
>>33666850Crap!Can we get a new paint scheme with that?
>>33666922If we bought a new suit, it's only 1k more than the Jesta conversion kit. We would have had to possibly drop the missile pods and possibly the radar, but depending on what suit it is it doesn't matter. Also, the Radar isn't going to work on the Zabanya.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev6BOGN8BHYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7z8-ACYapEA reminder though: If the pilot is shit, that's our big chance.
>>33666850>http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/RGM-96X_Jesta>YThough to be honest we can squeeze 3x Panzerfaust, for out Jesta
>>33666907tacticool lasers>>33666951see>>33666877just desaturate and set your layers to color.>>33666922yeeeeep. Bout time we had a real boss fight though shame we'll have to wait until next week minimum for it to happen.
>>33666968>it's only 1k more than the Jesta conversion kitYou're forgetting the cost in all the modification work we lose if we buy a completely new suit. The Jesta is more efficient at this point, where a new suit will drop us into the hole for a little bit upgrading-wise.Personally I do think an extra suit's a good idea (I favor a Nu because the thing is pure fucking sex), but it's something to do in future.
>>33666982Given that they're one of the top teams I'm seriously doubting that.Also the performance of the Trailblazer suits is supremely high level and very high level hax tier.Zabanya is the Strike Freedom on steroids.
>>33666955YES! so they're the burrowing kind! We need spaced armor NOW! at least on the shield (we have one right)? Get another cheap one, stick it on top of the good one, and at least a useful shield.
>>33666968>>33667006Actually it looks like we can transfer upgrades over now, though it doesn't say how much that costs. Though I'm guessing if we did that it would be the only upgrade we were making right now.
So guys, next upgrade to Jesta Cannon Juggler?
>>33666850>Jesta Conversion Kit>Anti-beam Coatingx1>Heat Knife>Camo-Cloakx3>Missile Podx2>Dual Band Radarx2>PURCHASED!>450 Bandai Points remain!"Wow, that's a big purchase." Mason whistles. "And a Jesta, too! Thinking of upgrading?""Yeah. I think my GM needs a bit more oomph." You nod.Then again, you wonder if you really want to be breaking out the Jesta right now. Sure, it would be a great help against the motherfucking Zabanya of all things, but then you'd also be giving away the surprise that you have the thing, as well. Something you might want to save till later.Decisions...>Upgrade to Jesta now.>Hold off for now.>Other
>>33667026The shield is at best going to give us 30% coverage, not enough to stop GN Missile Spam. If one of those missles burrows into a limb we're very very very fucked.
>>33667006Well I'm pretty sure everybody is fully aware of what I support but I'd also be in favor of a Nu (Possibly a Hi-Nu), a Delta Kai or a Destiny with some modification for bits(I like the Destiny, even if the show was crap).
>>33667037not really clear on this.save it and work on it at home I guess?
>>33667037>>Upgrade to Jesta now.Kind of need it to deal with the Zabanya
>>33667037>Upgrade to Jesta now.FREE GRENADES!
>>33667037>Upgrade to Jesta now.We really don't have a choice. As cool as it would be to have the Juggler fuck up a trailblazer suit it's a very low chance of actually happening. Upgrade now.
>>33667037Hold off and get Char and Dad's advice.
>>33667037>Upgrade to Jesta now.Let them plan. Let them scheme. We'll still drop their sorry asses.
>>33667083 here>>33667084changing my vote to this.
>>33667061>Possibly a Hi-NuI take it you aren't familiar with the rather lackluster nature of the HG Hi-Nu kit.http://myfigurecollection.net/blog/15803
>>33667037>>OtherAsk karen's opinion.
>>33667037>Upgrade to Jesta now.I'm almost positive our poor GM can't survive something of this caliber. Besides we can always conceive some kinda hidden system at a latter date to give an even bigger surprise.
>>33667108The performance upgrade is what we need though.
>>33667070Kinda wondering that myself. Merc what are you asking here? Because really no matter what we need to have the GM upgraded for the match. Are you just asking for us to sit and wait until a day or two before the match or something. Eh.
>>33667133I'm asking whether you want to upgrade it for the match against Noscope or not.
>>33667124But the HG Hi-Nu kit completely fucks up the sexiness of the Hi-Nu. I'll admit part of why this bugs me is that the Hi-Nu is one of my favorite MSes.
>>33667139Okay.Then yes. Fucking yes.
>>33667108Not especially. This would be a better option anyway:http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/RX-93_%CE%BD_Gundam_Double_Fin_Funnel_Type
>>33667037>>Upgrade to Jesta nowWe kinda need it.
>>33667084ASk this first.Get their opinion
>>33667146I know what you mean man, the MG Ver Ka is gonna be a beautiful redemption though.
>>33667117the surprise would be possibly trans-am.
>>33667037>Upgrade to Jesta now.lets not hold back guys
>>33667139Do we get jesta's equipment?
>>33667139Yep, pop and lock that conversion.Think this might end up as our childhood kits last ride...No matter what, it'll probably new kit time after this match.
>>33667168We need to upgrade no matter what.Getting Dad and Char's advice is needed as well.
>>33667037>Upgrade to Jesta now.
>>33667168 (And everyone else wanting to ask)They'll both slap us for asking for fucks sakes.We're going to need the extra power for this match if that damn thing is there.
its going to be one hell of a jesta juggler. dat choboham shield, dem rockets and panzerfausts. doz grenades. theres going to be so much firepower in this "grunt" suit
Since we're upgrading to the jesta, shall we try and hold off on activating trans am?At least keep out trump card hidden.
>>33667182Yes, you get an extra beam rifle, beam saber, grenades, and bazooka shield.
>>33667216Super fucking cool
>>33667168>>33667171>>33667189>>33667193>>33667201I think you're all jumping the gun but w/e. No stopping it now.
>>33667139upgrade, but see if there's any fine tuning Char, Pops, or our sister might be able to spot or help with.We'll probably need to do some training with it too since it's a pretty extreme conversion.
>>33667216>grenades and bazooka shieldQuestion! Is there different types of grenades we can get?
we dould either mount our choboham shield on that arm swivel and free up a hand for the other beam rifle or something or just use the swivel as another weapon mount. maybe put a third ball there or something silly
>>33667037I thought the jesta was super faggy, but if that image is indicative then I'm ok with this.Although kind of sad we're not rocking full OG 78-2 style.(late to the thread)
>>33667215Well if we're going full retard might as well see if we can get the Trans-Am active too. Ya know, Trump-within-a-Trump.
>>33667169Yeah, but it's an MG, so it's of no use in Gunpla Battle.
>>33667216fuck ya double down on shields and beam rifles.
>>33667233We need their advice specifically for fighting high end power level suits. Zabanya is especially troublesome since it's a beam spammer with burrowing missiles, we can't just kill it off like Sazaki did with the Turn X.This thing is actually super capable without Newtype BS and a hax System.
>>33667216> extra beam rifleWelp.We can retool one Ball to have double Beam Rifles.>bazooka shieldI guess the other Ball can get the old shield, if we can mount it properly? Haha...
>>33667159I'm the one who posted the Double Fin Funnel Type higher up in the thread.But there's no 1:144 Double Fin Funnel Type, so we'd have to convert up.
>>33667216>>33667257Eh, to be honest I rather give our old Beam Rifle to our Ball so we can restore the Auto-Cannon Mount.Also I want a beam Spear now that we have room for two beam rifles.
>>33667274wasn't the choboham shield REALLY durable or something? if the bazooka shield isn't as tough it might be worth giving the ball the new shield
>>33667276Considering the parts are (mostly) symmetrical? Piece of cake.
>>33667274throwing the bazooka shield on one of the balls might not be a bad idea. we really need to geep the heavy shield with us.
>>33667298>A much more heavily armored shield that is essentially impervious to most physical attacks. However, it is significantly heavier.The fucker can shield bash like a boss too.
So, can we mount a Crossbone-style thruster, or would it get in the way of our Juggler system?Because if we can combine our Balls with us being mad fast, we can be a really really good harasser, constantly harrying the enemy while they try to engage our teammates.
>>33667298>>33667319Umm, the Ball doesn't have any arms to carry the shield though also it kind of looks silly but mostly for the former
>>33667298>>33667306Hot damn, you're both right. Bazooka Shield to the other Ball then for moar firepower.It's gonna look unbalanced as hell though.A tripod with each side being a beam rifle, a twin linked autocannon, and a missle spewing shield.
>>33667305But we'd have to convert up from the pig disgusting HG Hi-Nu.Imagine if they released an HG Kshatriya that completely fucked up the design of the Kshatriya. Would you want anything to do with it?
>>33667037Yeah, you have no choice but to break out the Jesta. Even if you were a crack pilot, you doubt your GM could really handle going up against an endgame 00 suit. You've seen Trailblazer, and you know the shit it was capable of. Thankfully, the Jesta was basically the ultimate incarnation of the GM, and shared a lot of the basic parts. Converting wasn't really as big an issue as you feared it would."Whoa, look at that, a Jesta!" Charlotte grins as her head swoops in for a better look. "Almost as sexy as a Kampfer. Almost.""Operator as FUCK, though!" Mac grins. "What's the deal?""I learned from Julian that Noscope has a Zabanya. We're gonna need every edge we can get." You say as you carefully glue a new armor piece on."Zabanya?" Lucina asks curiously."From the same series Exia is in. Think of it as Exia's polar opposite." You explain. "Where Exia stabs things a lot, Zabanya shoots them. A lot.""Zabanya would be a huge problem if it were deployed against us." Karen adds in. "And that's not even considering the two other Gunpla backing it up.""Any ideas how to fight it?" You ask."Get in close, like for any ranged unit." Charlotte shrugged. "If it were me facing it, I'd whittle down all its bits. That's where it's main offensive power is. It's also heavily reliant on beam weaponry, so lots of anti-beam chaff, coating, and I-fields would work wonders against it.""Yeah, that's just ignoring the fact that it's FAST AS FUCK!" Mac points out. "So is my Kampfer." Charlotte grins."Anyways." Karen says, interrupting both of them. "I assume you'll want to participate. Who else do you want to accompany you?">Pick your two teammates!>You can choose from Lucina, Karen, Amy, Charlotte, Jake, or Mac.
>>33667319I think we should keep the choboham shield on the jesta and use it's little shield mounting shoulder arm to house a different gun or use it as a third ball mount.
>>33667330Crossbone thruster with one ball on the end of each binder, like the zero-g thrusters on Scopedogs.
>>33667350>Charlotte and KarenI got an urgeI got an urge for a bloody fucking dismemberment game.
>>33667352Oh, I agree (with everything really). I wasn't saying we should give it to the ball. Just pointing out what our current shield is.
>>33667350I'd say Mac and Karen. Mostly because Mac hasn't been in a match with us yet.
>>33667350CHAR and Amy/Karen
>>33667247could you stop being a dick
>>33667350Mac and Karen. Karen can get in close on the Zabanya while we pick off the bits, Mac can shell Zabanya's backup and keep them off our backs.This will be a battle between aces.
>>33667350Char and Lucina.Char has the speed and skill to take the Zabanya on and keep it's attention, without getting dead.Lucina's raw melee power can tear up the other two.We play the mid-range and support games.>>33667355I like it. I like it a lot.
>>33667350>Charlotte>JakeHyper speed while we shell the crap outta them.
>>33667350Wait we can bring Char?Changing my vote from >>33667396 to Char and Mac.
>>33667350Jake and AmyMerc, I'm disappointed at them for not noticing the new Dakka to our balls.Also where does the missile pods go on the new Balls? and the cloak?Do we have hard points for it?
>>33667394Actually, switch second vote to Luciana.
>>33667350Lucina and Charlotte.
>>33667350Lucina and Char. We can easily support both of them.
>>33667350Charlotte and Lucina
>>33667350>Charlotte>MacMac for his Eagle Pack.Drone bros, best bros!Best "teammate synergy" too.
>>33667350>Jake>LucinaArtillery and choppy>it feels a bit like cheating to pick Char.
>>33667350Char and karen.I think we need to leave the tusker out.Its slow speed will negate the speed advantage of our faster MSs
>>33667470Against a Hax as fuck suit I think it's okay. When facing a bullshit suit that really should be banned from competitive use rules and honor codes go right out the window. They started this shit and we will end them for it.
>>33667350Lucina, Charlotte.Somebody is going to get merc'd and it anit us.
>>33667411Changing my vote of Jake for Mac. Just realized we haven't really had much combat with him on our side.
>>33667470>Implying bringing a Zabanya isn't already "cheating"Just leveling the playing field.
Why mac?He doesnt bring many advantages to this fight.NOt insanely armoured or fast, has to slog through firepower to get to the enemy.
>>33667350Char and LucinaI kind of wanted Karen but against potential beam spam, she's a bit too delicate
>>33667555Jake is boom.Mac is AMERICA!
>>33667529Close range beating and pummeling. Something snipers can't defend against well.
Uh Merc we're autosaging, do we want to call this now or make another thread?
>>33667573Lucina would fill that role better if that's the reason.
>>33667570>not knowing MERICA is Boom2.0
>>33667602We're only on page six. We got at least two more post before page 9 or even 10. Slow your roll.
>>33667602Page 6. That's still good to go. Wait til page 9.
>>33667603She's really more stabby slicey. Guess you do have a point though. I really just wanna see Mac lay the SOARING FISTS OF FREEDOM into an enemy team after that eagle pack upgrade.
>>33667411I say go with this, yeah.>Charlotte>Jake"Contrary to popular belief, we at artillery command do not believe we're God. We merely borrowed His 'Smite' button."
>>33667350Okay, so Charlotte seems to be a lock. The only dissenting choice left seems to be between Lucina or Jake, so time for a new vote.>Lucina>Jake
>>33667694JAKEBringing the motherfucking death with 80 billion bandai points worth of high explosives.
>>33667694>Jake Heavy Bombardment it is then
>>33667694>JakeI want some artillery to flush them out.
>>33667335variety is the spice of life.>>33667694Jake. he's built for this.
>>33667694>LucinaSnipers will rip Jake apart due to his poor mobility.
>>33667694>JakeCan his cannons fire air-burst anti-beam chaff rounds?That might be our ticket to winning this.
>>33667755He's got the TUSKER, he can take the hits.
>>33667694Lucina for a better thing versus snipers.
>>33667694>Jake.Artillery IS the god of war, after all.>>33667769We've got Char for mobility, Jake's her cover.
>>33667694>LucinaAs much as I like boom. I think rather take the stab this time around. Just don't think Jake will last long enough to be a factor.
>>33667240SMOKE!!! >>33667694JAKE need to be ground
>>33667782Not the kind of hits that some of the sniper suits can dish out.
>>33667694>LucinaConsidering we used Jake last time and if they're even half as good as their rank would say. They'll most likely have a plan for him. Mix it up.
>>33667785What this guy said, we need the firepower to draw those two other snipers out.
>>33667785Ans having jake restricts chars mobility since we have to defend him
>>33667809Also: He's a huge liability if they bring the Zabanya.
>>33667694Lucina confirmed for Smash
>>33667694>>Lucinaspeed will win the day.
>>33667782They brought a fuckmothering Zabanya, the terrifying bastard child of Strike Freedom and the Hi-Nu.Believe me, I'd bring Jake if we could, Redleg pride and all that. But he's impractical for this mission.
>>33667840We can defend him.
>>33667842Then the Zabanya pilot leaves himself open to us. Jake's capable of taking a lot of punishment and he can hit at long range, plus he does way more damage than what those sniper can do to him.
>>33667851Wait, Mac is in Smash too.Disregard what I said.
>>33667694"If we're going to face these guys, we need to be mobile." You say. "I'm thinking we bring Charlotte and Lucina in. They're fast, but also tough enough to fight these guys head on.""Understood." Karen nods. "Our battle against Noscope will take place tomorrow after school. I hope you get your Jesta ready by then.""Oh, it'll be ready." You nod.As you continue building up the Jesta, you notice that you've got a lot of extra weapons, too. Perhaps you should do something with them...>Add extra beam rifle to one dakka ball and the bazooka shield to the other?>Y>N
>>33667882Also, I have my doubts about the effectiveness of the Zabanya without access to Haros steering the funnels. It's got a ridiculous amount of remote weapons, coordinating them properly has to be tough.
>>33667870https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv6q_n8BPQYNot versus this we can't.Bottom line is Lucina is an OK choice if they don't bring the Zabanya and a good choice if they do. Jake is a good choice if they don't bring it and a bad choice if they do.
>>33667920And the missile launchers on their rear hardpoint
>>33667920>Y to the Beam Rifle>N to the Bazooka shield/Where do we put it?
>>33667926if there's a way to get such a thing, it might be something we should try to look up down the line for the balls.
>>33667920>YI guess we should rename them now, then? Beam Ball and Boom Ball?
>>33667920>YCan't hurt can it?
>>33667920>Y>>33667952Looks like we have ourselves a shieldbearer/squire.
>>33667920>YSo we restore the original autocannon mount ontop of the ball.We atatched both beam rifles on the non moveable position on one balland restore an arm on the other to hold shied?
>>33668022We don't need to restore an arm, actually. The Jesta's shield comes with a sub-arm for mounting it without occupying one of the suit's arms. Should work fine on the Ball.
>>33668068So can't we do the same for our Jesta now?
>>33668110The Jesta comes with only 1 sub-arm. But it can mount 2 subarms. The Jesta Cannon forgoes the subarms and replaces them with a beam cannon and a multi-launcher.
>>33668110Sure. But we already have a shield in the form of the Chobham Shield. It would just get in the way to add another. Putting it on the Ball lets us use the Ball to divert enemy fire more effectively, so I'm in favor of it.
>>33668127So were waiting for the Jesta cannon?
>>33667920Well, might as well remodifty your Balls. Dakka Ball 1 gets 2 beam rifle mounted arms, with the dual autocannon returned to its original mount. Dakka Ball 2 has the dual autocannon returned to the top mount, while the beam rifle was moved to one of the arm sockets. The other arm held the bazooka shield, which served as extra armor on the Ball's left side, and was pointing forward so it could also fire the built in missile launchers."Oooooooh, working on your Balls?" Holly says as she looks on."Yeah, what about it?" You raise an eyebrow."Mmmmm, maybe you could use something other than the Dakka Balls? I got a bunch lying around.""No really, I never knew that." You grin. Holly rolls her eyes. "Look, you want a free Ball or not?""What have you got?">DEFENDER BALL:: A Ball that incorporates Chobham armor in its design, as well as a built in I-Field and Planet Defensor system. Slower than a standard Ball due to heavier weight.>REPAIR BALL: A quad armed Ball armed with various tools and spare parts so that it can perform quick battlefield repairs.>CIRCUS BALL: A Ball covered in missile launchers. Many missile launchers.>MULE BALL: A special Ball that carries its own weapon binder, allowing it to carry extra weapons that can be wielded by its master.
>>33668140DEFENDER DEFENDER DEFENDER
>>33668140>DEFENDER BALL:: A Ball that incorporates Chobham armor in its design, as well as a built in I-Field and Planet Defensor system. Slower than a standard Ball due to heavier weight.Yes please. I want a dozen of these things. But I'll take the one if that's all she has. Holly is the best little sister, she gives us so many upgrades.
>>33668140>Defender>Circus BallBest options for this match I think since we'll be moving too much to bother with repairs and we don't have any highly situational weapons to warrant the Mule.
>>33668132Probably not. Although the shoulder mounted Beam Cannon allows for continuous stream of fire due to being connected to the power supply (considering that ours is a GN Drive, which is essentially infinite) instead of shots>>33668140>DEFENDER BALL
>>33668140>>REPAIR BALL: A quad armed Ball armed with various tools and spare parts so that it can perform quick battlefield repairs.Does it have any weapons to protect itself? Like the original 120mm Cannon?
>>33668140Merc. MERC. WHY!I'm happy with the two balls we have.But I'll take a free REPAIR BALL for later use.
>>33668140>>REPAIR BALL: A quad armed Ball armed with various tools and spare parts so that it can perform quick battlefield repairs.Defender Ball is tempting, but I don't think it'll keep up with any Gundam besides the Tusker. We can probably outmaneuver it easily, and the repairs seem more versatile.
>>33668140>DEFENDER BALL:: A Ball that incorporates Chobham armor in its design, as well as a built in I-Field and Planet Defensor system. Slower than a standard Ball due to heavier weight.CAN WE MAKE ROOM FOR A THIRD BALL ON OUR JESTA? PRETTY PLEASE MERC!
>>33668140>CIRCUS BALL: A Ball covered in missile launchers. Many missile launchers.This is our IWIN button against Zabanya. We use this thing and Macross Missile Massacre this bastard out of the sky.
>>33668168I think the repair ball is kinda like the one from the 8th MS team but without the guns... So it better be damn good with a grappling hook if it's in combat.
>>33668140Merc, do all of these have some sort of weapon like the original 120mm Cannon?
>>33668140>DEFENDER BALLAww shiet. Time to go full on moving fortress mode.
>>33668140>CIRCUS BALL: A Ball covered in missile launchers. Many missile launchers.awww yee.
>>33668195Defender and Repair are unarmed due to all the specialized gear they are packing.Mule does have its original 120mm cannon.
>>33668140>REPAIR BALLKinda have the same line of reasoning as >>33668172 If it's a lot slower than we can move then I'm not to sure how useful it will be in this type of match. And the Repair ball would fit more with what we've been doing which is support role.
>>33668140Does the new ball get the advantage of the GN Drives? Because that could help out the Defender Ball's low speed.
>DefenderThis is non negotiable. We absolutely need this for this fight.>Repair BallPretty nice if pared with Defender for a long fight fight where we can use cover or need to outlast people. Unfortunately we need to end this match ASAP.>Circus BallShould be handy for locking down enemies positions provided it's not a space arena.>Mule BallWe have a lot of guns, but I don't think we really need a binder right now. Would pare well with Repair.If only we took the binder upgrade...
>>33668140>DEFENDER BALLI guess we forfeit one of the GN Drives for taking one of these new Balls to battle.
>>33668223Is it possible to add a weapon or are all there hard points are locked?
>>33668238Or Holly could transfer it over. I'm hoping she can.
>>33668140>>DEFENDER BALL:: A Ball that incorporates Chobham armor in its design, as well as a built in I-Field and Planet Defensor system. Slower than a standard Ball due to heavier weight.
>>33668245We can always ask.
>>33668238Naw, If we had the Tuskar maybe but I think our Dakka are good enough since they have radar
>>33668245>>33668250GN Drives are pretty easy to swap between Gunpla already modified to fit them.
>>33668140>CIRCUS BALL: A Ball covered in missile launchers. Many missile launchers.If we ever decide to go with the Jester/juggler theme, we should get two of these and have them spit missiles like confetti
>>33668140"Hm, the Defender Ball seems to be a good pick." You say, pointing to the heavily armored Ball.""Hm, I suspected you'd pick it." Holly nods. "You going to swap it with one of your Current Balls?">Swap with the Double beam rifle Ball.>Swap it with the bazooka shield Ball.>Don't swap just yet.>Other
>>33668286deadly deadly confettishould modify the missiles to create colorful explosions
>>33668302>>Don't swap just yet.We need the radar more to smoke them out
>>33668302>>Swap it with the Bazooka Shield ball
>>33668302>Don't swap just yet.
>>33668302>>Swap with the Double beam rifle Ball.
>>33668302>>Don't swap just yet.Like I said. I'm happy with the two balls we have, I think they do fine if not better than the defender ball for this.
>>33668286It would be better than our current theme. Which is "Whatever we think would be effective at the moment". Seriously, we are failing at the club's mission statement. We're supposed to stand for fun, creative builds. The rest of the club is, certainly. But we're just throwing shit on there because we think it's neat. In a way, we're as bad as the Gunpla Club. Our only saving grace is that we at least try to make our fights interesting.
>>33668302Just hold it in reserve for now.Once we grab the Juggler Expansion, it'll be our third Ball.
>>33668302Swap with Bazooka Shield.
>>33668302>>Don't swap just yet.
>>33668354Kind of yea. Kinda wanna pluck the planet defensors off the ball but I expect doing so will make holly blast jake off in rage.
>>33668302Tough call.We need all the fire power we can get; but having a shield, explosive, beam, and slug weapon all in one is pretty handy if not a lot slower
>>33668313Also, Now I want to see if we could grab some of those knife launchers from those SEED grunts whose name I cant remember.
>>33668355Now that I think about it that's kinda true.
>>33668302>Don't swap just yet.When or if we expand the total number of balls we can use then we can bring it along. Until then I think the other two will be needed if only for the speed factor.
>>33668391Is it an aquatic mobile suit you're thinking of? Because the GOOhN has a dart launcher for use underwater.
>>33668313Doesn't AC have color smoke trails or something to that effect.That be fun to have.
>>33668355True. And it's not like we couldnt MAKE a theme out of a suit where the equipment switches a bunch,a nd still keep an underling trend. Thats pretty much whats the Strike is all about, and what we have could actually do it BETTER since we have Balls to work all the stuff onto. Hell you can apply the word JUGGLE to us swapping our equipment in and out, we just have to work it into an actual style. Too haphazard right now.
>>33668392>>33668452I blame it on our choice of starting gunpla. We got a GM, because grunt suits are cool. But grunt suits are also, by their nature, generic. So instead of coming up with a distinct theme, we just go for practicality. Even the Balls have turned from something unique and cool to just another thing for us to slap new gadgets on. It's boring. We need something better than this.
>>33668467Are you that anon advocating a new gunpla?
>>33668355You've got a point, although out character doesn't really have much in the way of a personality or any identifiable quirks to work with like the rest of the team. We just like battling and grunt suits, so I suppose it makes sense that we would be a little try-hard to show that mass production models can be a proper threat.
>>33668489The Jesta Harlequinn, bringer of death.
>>33668467I agree. And I've said as such.
>>33668452>>33668467Weren't we talking about making ours into Jesta Joestar some point last week? I still think we should go for that.
>>33668427Nah, it was the Windam. I think one of the Dagger variants has them too?
>>33668509Yeah, the Harlequin theme has been popping up quite often.
>>33668489>>33668509A little while back someone suggested a marionette theme which I like,but it doesn't really fit our character.At this point going with a theme to build around would seem weird and forced.
>>33668302"Nah, I think I'll keep the current setup." You say. "But thanks for the Ball.""Well, I just don't to see my stupid big brother lose." Holly huffs. "Don't worry, I won't." You laugh as you ruffle her hair.Finally, it's finished. Your GN Jesta Juggler.Boy, that was kind of a mouthful to say. Maybe you could come up with something cooler later. Regardless, you've got a newer, higher spec suit. All in all, you were feeling pretty good about yourself.You almost couldn't wait for tomorrow's match.>JESTA UPGRADE COMPLETE>ALL GUNPLA STATS INCREASE BY 1>GN DRIVE FULL POTENTIAL UNLOCKED. TRANS AM CAN BE ACTIVATED AT WILL>NETWORKED GN DRIVE UNLOCKED: BALLS' GN DRIVES MAY TRANSFER GN PARTICLES TO MOTHER UNIT TO INCREASE TRANS AM DURATION.>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week, while Cyberpunk Idols is on Saturday and PJ Witches on Sunday!
>>33668483No. I recognize that at this point we've invested too much into it to start completely fresh. I just want to make it something more interesting. It's not too late for us to change. But we're never going to get /tg/ to agree on a coherent theme, so raw practicality is probably what we'e going to stick with.
>>33668557>>NETWORKED GN DRIVE UNLOCKED: BALLS' GN DRIVES MAY TRANSFER GN PARTICLES TO MOTHER UNIT TO INCREASE TRANS AM DURATION.
>>33668483No ones saying that. The die is cast already, no going back now. But we should be more focused in what we do with what we have now instead of making a frankenmech
>>33668557Thanks for running Merc.
>>33668557Alright, this is nice. Maybe we have a shot after all. Now we just need to synchronize those drives as well as network them, so we can pull quantization bullshit.
>>33668557Seeya tomorrow Merc. Thanks as always.
>>33668557oh hey I wonder if that'll come into play next week.naaaaah
>>33668582>Frankenstein theme mechThat actually sounds kinda fun.
We can worry about themes and all that after we inevitably wreck our childhood kit next week.
>>33668557>http://pastebin.com/d8tmxwqkHow many hard points do we have for the GJJ ?
>>33668582We're using a Juggler, it's already a frankenmech.The problem is because we've gone Juggler, it also stops any real creative freedom we could have, because you're limited to having to live with out-dated and worthless balls.I can only hope if there's a world tournament arc, we can get trashed and build ourselves something new.
Actually, using parts from anything and everything can BE a theme.We just have to go for more of a "scrapheap" look with our Gunpla.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrapheap_Challenge
>>33668636I'm hoping we'll do that in this fight. Win the battle, but get the GN Jesta Jugler trashed in the process so badly we need to get a new one entirely. It would be thematic, certainly, to have a big upgrade applied right before its final battle. And then we can replace it with something more conducive to unique themes.
>>33668636Your really set on grabbing another mech but the balls have helped us all this time and we took out some heavy hitters because of them. also the mech doesn't matter but the pilot skill and the quality of the build matters. We upgraded our balls several times and have given them sufficient firepower
>>33668636Christ you are a annoying cunt.
>>33668636>>33668723>>33668726totally not the same guy
>>33668723Then we can fix it up and make it better.I mean during the finals when we faced our friends we lost several parts and limbs and we manged to repair it with upgrades.
>>33668723You realize that's not going to happen considering the damage Tusker took and got fixed up, right?
Look, at this point it's a matter of pride for us to beat the club with a grunt suit.Using Balls as a Bit substitute is an extension of that.We can maybe upgrade to a new suit after that (*cough*Nu Gundam*cough*). But first we have to show them the pride of Grunt suits.
>>33668557See you next time, Merc.I just hope the girls get defenstrated at the space elevator and learns how to hover from that on camera...
>>33668726That's not the problem. We're not talking about effectiveness, we're talking about style. No matter what we add to the Balls, they're still going to be kind of boring, because adding on new parts isn't that interesting. It's not exercising our imagination any. All we're doing is buying stuff from a catalog and sticking it on. Where's the fun in that? Everyone else in the club is coming up with novel ideas for how to upgrade our machines, we have nothing. We're basically admitting that the Gunpla Club is right, that the point of the game is just to win, not to have fun with creative builds.
Do we know Charlotte's skills? Or the stats and equipment of her Zaku? or whatever she uses in school?
>>33668812The gunpla club are a bunch of elitist assholes who beam spam at the first move. Also your opinion on balls being boring is your opinion, I find the juggler system fascinating and interested on how far we can take it. We had an option to make a novel idea, we choose the GN drive. Also adding a GN drive to a UC suit is already different as it is.
>>33668812Just because we're not inventing anything doesn't mean we're not being creative.We gave Balls GN Drives for fucks sake.We're pushing grunt suits to the edge and then pushing them over it.
>>33668825Merc, Quick Question, where are Char's stats?I don't see it on the pastebin or her gunpla stats
>>33668825Idolruns merc. Hes talking of idolruns.
>>33668860THAT'S IT!Our theme shall be "ENGINEERING!"Our whole thing is pushing a given frame right up to the edge of what it can handle, to the point that it pretty much destroys itself. Then we go to the next step up, and push THAT until it destroys itself. Then we go to the next step up from that and...You get the idea.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm-upHSP9KU
>>33668852>>33668860And yet, that's still just "take a piece of equipment we think will be useful and stick it on our Gunpla". There's no creativity needed to think that adding a GN Drive will make your suit more effective. As for the Balls, they WERE cool, because they were something that made our mobile suit unique. But then we did the same thing to them, just adding equipment with practicality in mind rather than style. What aesthetic or philosophy do the Balls represent? They used to stand for our love of the unorthodox and the neglected. Now they stand for...guns are neat? They've lost their soul, they're nothing now.
>>33668902ACtually our theme should be toys.>oh dear, whats this gadget in my cloak?>WHATEVER SHALL I DO WITH ALL THIS ORDINANCE
>>33668946we already have a theme: "What happens when /tg/ goes gunplay battling"
>>33668912I guess my sense of what is 'Unique' or 'cool' is different from yours.Like what would you add to the GM is you had controlled of 7000 bandai points. If you want a theme give it a bright paint job or something. And what is wrong with guns are neat their DAKKA Balls for christ sakeWhat is style? I keep hearing this word throwing around but nothing of note representing it rather then buy a new suit
>>33668912No one cares. Go buy some kits and then yell at them for being stock since you keep regurgitating the same tired argument in different ways.No creativity? Maybe try displaying some yourself and perhaps people might like it enough to consider it.
>>33668966At this point, all I hear is whiningGive it a rest, mate
>>33668689>>33668902If we make "frankenmech abomination" our theme, then we have to start wearing black all the time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GhnV-6lqH8
>>33668995then quit this quest as odds are someone will be making some stupid remark or people griping about said stupid remarks.
>>33668971Several ideas have been thrown around. They've all been ignored in favor of "Oh yeah, Jesta, that thing's great".
>>33669032Or you could quit your bitching
>>33669049What ideas? What ones that could have been done now?
>>33669049but what does that mean in terms of practice.What parts do we need, what do we get,We heard ideas but none of them can be applied that doesn't need some sort of paint job
>>33669020As an avid kit bashed myself I'm all for this when/if the time comes.Although I'd rather go with white to avoid the edge and cash in on the mad doctor thing.
>>33669087>edge>Johnny fucking Cashu wot m8
>>33669049If only anon didn't go "heh heh it said balls" early on we could have gotten on to a more practical track and given the fact that /tg/ can't agree on anything nor think practically, the best we can do is continue on this flawed path.
>>33669102Teens in black are all the same thing clearly.
>>33669068>>33669075Off the top of my head? Magician. Literal juggler. Puppeteer. All things we could make without too much difficulty but that would add a lot of personality. Magician would take an anti-beam cloak, to drape over us and cover the movements of our limbs so we can hide weapons under there. Give the Balls cloaking systems so we can make them disappear and reappear. You don't need much else, for the basic build.Literal juggler would involve lots of small disposable weapons. Grenades and rocket darts. The Balls get colored brightly and serve as weapons storage and decoys.Puppeterr adds some heat wire systems so we can entangle our foes and direct their movements. Modify the Balls so they're less spherical and more mini-mobile suits when it comes to appearance. Direct them across the battlefield with extravagant waves of our hands.
>>33668912Are you just going to keep plastering 'not creative enough!' or are you going to say something -creative- ? We're fighting for freedom of build choice, not to demand creativity from the unwanting. Proper application is just as important as build and creativity can exist in both. >>33669049That are nothing more than half-assed 'yeah let's build around this new suit's already existing gimmick'. Might as well build around our existing suit's gimmick until it hits the limit.
>>33669133Okay then we are magicians. We have a theme now. Our balls and our selves can disappear and we have anti-beam coating
>>33669133So basically paint jobs is what you're saying plus a part for one of which the ball units already have now.Wow. Much creative.
>>33669174You're missing the point. It would give us something coherent to base our future upgrades around. You asked what we'd need to put on, right now, to give them a theme. I answered. We can build from there as bases.
>>33669133Maybe when we're given the option to make/buy some things those actually need to work.The heat wires sound like a nice new thing especially. The cloaking is a thing we'd probably head into eventually because we'd try a lot of things on the Balls.
>>33669195.....that doesn't make sense at all
>>33668865Yeah, I will get around to that.>>33668887I know that, but that doesn't make that spoilered part make any more sense.
>>33669209Limitations encourage creativity. By forcing us to stick to an aesthetic, we'll have to come up with more varied designs than "let's just put another gun on it". At the very least we'll have to reskin the gun to look appropriate.
>>33669236the issue is getting the clusterfuck reader population to agree on one theme, especailly since the base suit choice was made for iffy reasons.
>>33669248Well, I'll give you that one.
>>33669236to me that sounds like 'let's put a paint job on it'
>>33669248The GM choice was for the perfectly good reason of "GMs are cool".The choice of Juggler was the iffy one, but it's been working surprisingly well, giving us lots of neat tactical options to work with.
>>33669279Not just a paint job. Think of the difference between the Qubeley and the Qubeley Papillion. A bunch of minor aesthetic changes that combine together to give it its own character.
>>33669321so a paint job and make it shape some body parts to make it look like something else.To be honest, everything you mention so far about themes and such doesn't effect our purchases
More I think about the more a TACTICOOL joke theme makes sense to me. Like, base is already there and easy enough to add extra bits onto the guns like unnecessary laser dots or longer/short barrels because it's neat or handgrips, etc.Basically the idea is to just make fun of that whole group.Hell, the paint job can me some random camo that doesn't really help in the fight.
>>33669133See, there you go.Magician it is. We JOB now.
>>33669345My objection isn't to the parts we've been putting on, it's that there's been no attempt to integrate them into a coherent whole. It's just a GM (Jesta, now) with some extra equipment. It doesn't feel like we've made it our own. It doesn't have to be much, >>33669355 has a neat idea and that wouldn't take much change at all. Just something that looks like we put a bit more effort into it than just that needed to add the part.
>>33669355Well, the Jesta's beam rifle is already pretty fuckin' tacticool.
>>33669412The Jesta Cannon's even more so.
>>33669280we've been making the best of it, but that said, it's not good basis for a theme that /tg/ can actually agree on (doesn't help the decision was made with no foresight) as a result /tg/'s attempts are trying to make sense of someting that has none.That and given how Jack is basically an anon avatar, a personality theme comes up blank.
>>33669412That's what I mean. The base for it is there just add few things. To push it over the top. It's quick and dirty theme that lets /tg/ still pick up ALL THE GUNS but it works in a way with an idea. We could even go serious mode Operator, if we want. We already do a lot of C3 for the team. It just seems easier to go down something like this than the other stuff that's been thrown out.
>>33669423Good god is that thing OPERATOR.
>>33669455What the fuck is all that shit?
>>33669412>No nad launcher>No bayonet>No flashlight>No backup mag>>33669355Lime green, Pure Red, Pink, and Yellow
>>33669446Kinda prefer the clown/harlequinn theme though
>>33669494It has a suppressor. On a beam rifle.That's like putting a BOV on a car with no turbo.
>>33669494>those colorsLook I meant impractical camo not 'oh god my eyes' camo... Though it does remind me of that one Hello Kitty camo.>>33669517See I've never been sold on that one myself.
>>33669536>Hello Kitty camo
>>33669536Impractical, but effective. You can't aim at something very well if it hurts your eyes.
>>33669517No thanks, it's bad enough it was choosen partially due to juvinile humor
>>33669536>Look I meant impractical camo not 'oh god my eyes' camo...So, UCP?
>>33669558>harlequinn>choosen partially due to juvinile humorWhat? I might not like theme myself but just... What?
>>33669571Ha. Yes. That would be good.
You know guys; just screwing around and doing what you like is half the fun of building or modifying gunpla. As long as you're having fun it's all that really matters.
>>33669573>>33669585I was referring to GM Juggler, not your theme.
>>33669602Okay....>>33669601Thank you for being a voice reason that nobody listen to.I do agree with you.
>>33669601For instance I do weird and dumb things because the parts and tools I have access to allow me to do so.So when the next thread rolls around, lets all just take a step back, focus on the fight, and hopefully come to a conclusion if we want to buy another kit and give it a hard set theme.
>>33669536I see it as more fun compared to full operators operating operationally (even as to make fun of the concept).Divested of the balls, our GM/Jesta is a solid unit that can take on alot of roles, so until folks see our loadout in the field, we can keep them on their toes, guessing.I keep getting this image of our jesta entering the field with a huge oversized camo cloak patterned in a harlequin chequered paintjob. Our loadout and balls are all a surprise until we finally clash.