Loss so much loss, yesterday you had a thriving hive with growing numbers and today you have nothing of the sort. Your scouts are gone, what took them you know not, at least lands far away have been found and you can rest knowing that their efforts were not in vain. But your soldiers were decimated without a moment's notice, it was as if their armor offered no protection. It is very disturbing to think that perhaps you are well adapted to this planet, are you a faulty queen, is that why you were abandoned in the void?But you cannot dwell in such thoughts, not now, you must expand, you must grow, and you will not give up and go quietly into the night. If these predators are so dangerous is due to their intelligence, they certainly do not behave like most animals. There is a purpose behind their actions, and your underestimation of their abilities led to the death of many, many drones. You will not make the same mistake once again, this time you will be prepared for their trickery. It seems they go after the heat generated by the endothermic adaptations of your drones, perhaps a to shield that would be important.
>>37710957Current research:Symbiotic Prokaryotic photosynthesis(lowers upkeep costs)(1 days) Possible research:>Modify Vespers for livestock use(5 days)>Research local fruits and nuts for highest value in nutrients(2 days)>Research local animals for adaptations(specimens required.)>Research Hiding thermal signature(3 days)>parasitic defense(resistance to poison) (2 days)>Dissect local predator(defensive traits or offensive traits)(4 days)Parts unlocked:None>Current resource reservesNutrients: 288Metals: 0>Upkeep cost Queen – 5First Clutch Worker (3) – 6Thinker (3) – 9Workers(8) –16Winter Workers (5) – 20Miners(5)- 20=Total Cost:76 >IncomeNutrients: 0Net: 212>Hive population:Queen: 1First clutch:3Thinker:3Workers: 8Winter Worker:5 Miners: 5Current ConstructionAlgae farms 200N per day 4 workers required. (8 to speed up construction)(near complete)Tunnel to Livestock Fields (4 days)>Eggs gestating:0Hive Structure>Infrastructure(heated interior)>Hatchery(Eggs can be hatched half a day early +%25 loss expected)>Throne room (Fortified location for the queen)>Doors (increases defenses)>Dedicated sentry outposts(increases defenses)Previous quests:https://archive.moe/tg/search/subject/Hive%20Queen%20Quest%20Beta/ORhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=hive+queen+quest+betaTwitter:https://twitter.com/QuestDroneBeta0 Pastebin:http://pastebin.com/u/QuestDroneBeta01 ask me anything:ask.fm/QuestDroneBeta0
>>37710992Today is a new day, today you can change the direction of the future, your hive will survive, it will thrive and you will make sure of that. But first, you need a plan of action, currently your nutrient reserves will last due to the resent loss of drones, and the farms are near completion. But there are things you can do to increase productivity and infrastructure even more. Construction: >Versper Pens(1day)(to keep the little bats when using them as livestock)(4N per pen, 3 bats per pen)(4 workers required)>set the underground river as a source of nutrients by turning into an aquatic farm(20N)(2 workers)(production 50N)>fence off the wild animals 20K away(50N 8winter-workers)You have 7 drones free, three are first clutch, 4 are winter workers. >explore the outside.(write in)>go take carrion from the crustaceans>try and find scout's body (how)>lay eggs (which ones)
>>37711027>>set the underground river as a source of nutrients by turning into an aquatic farm(20N)(2 workers)(production 50N)>go take carrion from the crustaceans
>>37711027>lay eggsLay more research eggs- for only through research can the great hive achieve it's full potential
>>37711333How many workers to send one alone or two?>>37711387how many eggs to lay? see costs on the pastebinVoting ends in 10 minutes.
>>37711558Two to take the carrion, and two for making the farm.
>>37711027>Lay more winter drones 6>set the underground river as a source of nutrients by turning into an aquatic farm(20N)(2 workers)(production 50N)
>>377115583 more thinker eggsand >set the underground river as a source of nutrients by turning into an aquatic farm(20N)(2 workers)(production 50N)
>>37711576we need guards in case keeks break in we need more drones.
>>37711333>>37711593>>37711719>underground river is a go.>>37711593winter drones proposed: 6 total cost 48N>>37711719Thinker eggs proposed: 3 total cost 18NVote yes or no here. voting closes in 5
>>37711872Reduce winter drones to 5.Thinkers are good.
>>37711891>>37711894Ok then going with this, writing.
>>37712040It is perhaps wise to add other sources of nutrient income to the hive and the underground river will provide a small but useful amount of sustenance. Your two workers get busy trying to convert the walls and cavern into a suitable environment to harvest nutrients from the water itself. The lack of algae leads you to believe that its a separate niche as that of the above ground river. But this makes your worker base dwindle, it is wise to lay more winter drones for the moment, they will not be ready for a day but at least you will have some future security. Carefully you have eggs placed in the hatchery, thinkers will be a good addition as well, it seems many paths of research are opening and your current workforce just cannot keep up with the demand.Cost at: 108NReserves at: 212N=Amount left: 104Nyour workers arrive at the river, no signs of the predators nearby. This is good, the carrion floats downriver towards the crabs, you could one of several things to obtain the extra nutrients.>get the carrion directly from the river.(no danger, almost no profit.)>go the crustacean zone and get them from the mounds.(medium danger, medium profit)>go to the source. (extreme danger, extreme profit)
>>37712412>go the crustacean zone and get them from the mounds.(medium danger, medium profit)
>>37712412>>go to the source. (extreme danger, extreme profit)SEND EVERYBODY
>>37712473Dude they took out our warriors like mooks and are a hell of a lot faster than us. WE run into them we are deader than dead.
>>37712501Don't be a pussy anon. No p8n no g8n
>>37712567We'll fucking die or lead them back to the hive no!
>>37712445>>37712473Two votes so far. 6 mins to close voting.>>37712501VERY dead.
>>37712606Do it for her, anon.
>>37712667Keeks already ate her and her entire family anon.
>>37712412No suicide bumrushes.>Crusetacean zone and get them from the mounds>>37712473>>37712567You are a fucking idoit I ain't gonna sugar coat it.
>>37712678Totally not. She's right here, and ready to fight the Keeks for our nutrients.
>>37712748Nope that's just her ghost you medium.Bugs can't get Kancolles
>>37712445>>37712661>>37712704Ok then to the crustaceans we go roll 1d100 first three rolls count only.
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>37712848the sun is bright and good!
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>37712848
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>37712848adding mine though nothings topping that 93 woohoo!
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>37712848
>>37712891>>37712878>>37712944>>37712891Praise the tsun! >>37712947Cheer for the hiveWriting.
>>37712964Your two workers allow you to see what they see, and while you knew that food would be plentiful here, well you did not expect so much of it. The mounds are full today, the crustaceans are busily separating the carrion and stripping the bones from everything else. There are large piles of bones nearby that you had not noticed before, but they do not matter at the moment, there are enough nutrients here to feed the hive forty times over. But with only two drones, you can only carry so much back to the hive before growing weary, the sun is not starting to go down and you are merely on the third trip back to the hive.You could do about three more trip yielding you an extra 150N But would that be wise? You weight in your options.Reserves at: 104N150N gained.=Amount left: 254N >Continue gathering carrion(medium danger)>Return to hive for another assignment(sentry duty, there are no sentries)>Explore the forest>write in a suggestion
>>37713116Lets risk it. this is a bounty we can ill afford to skip out on given our circumstances.>Continue Gathering (TEMPT DICEGODS)
>>37713116>>Continue gathering carrion(medium danger)Let's have some more workers with them, though.
>>37713116>Continue gathering carrion (medium danger)
>>37713116>Continue gathering carrion(medium danger)
>>37713172>>37713197no more workers available. only first clutch they may die of exposure to the cold risk it?>>37713225>>37713272this seems like the consensus:>Continue gathering carrion (medium danger)Do we add the first clutch as well? Yes| No They may die of exposure to the cold but would add an extra 50N to the gain.
>>37713290No we need them to tend farms and such.
>>37713290No, don't send more, then.
>>37713290No guys don't too risky.>Pleas Jenkins don't charge in we need you
>>37713318>>37713363>>37713384Very well then, roll the dice 1d100.
>>37713290they're worth more inside the hive. hell for all indoor work we should lay run of the mill drones.>>37713384Kind of have to. we need the food until we can setup the farming shit. after that we can stop being so desperate all the time and build up and finally FINALLY turn it around on this fucking ice ball.
>>37713363What anime are you your pics inspired from? They look niceness.
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>37713414Glory to the hive!
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>37713414nat 1
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>37713414fuck it lets do it!
>>37713457Bismarck form Kancolle.
>>37713414Rolled 80 (1d100)
>>37713496Oh thank goodness or evil. Whichever one was responsible.
>>37713496Yay anon! Have some ice cream from our favorite hive mother!
>>37713516I let a Gypsy woman curse me today because I refused to hire her son to roof my house maybe that's what did it?
>>37713506Ty mate time to discover a new excuse to procrastinate on my Calculus work.
>>37713516There is no good or evil only me who believes in you who believes in me!Ours is the mandibles that will pierce the iceberg!
>>37713541So what you're saying is you are cursed and the hive is succeeding. This implies you are anti-hive
>>37713523It takes a few more trips but your workers manage to scrounge up more nutrients and carry them all back to the hive in relative safety, which is good seeing how the temperatures have dropped immensely and is not nighttime. You realize that not once have you truly explored the nightlife of the planet, albeit you have done very little exploring of the surrounding area let alone the entire planet. This could be a good opportunity to go and explore, who knows what you may find at this time.Reserves at: 254N120N gained.=Amount left: 374N >send to workers to sentry duty(no sentries currently)>send worker(s) to explore the night>skip to next day>write in suggestion
>>37713674>lay eggs if you want.
>>37713674>send to workers to sentry duty(no sentries currently)need more workers before we can spend em away.Eta to primary farm completion? Lay enough regular workers to get it staffed.
>>37713674How many workers do we have? >send to workers to sentry duty(2)>send worker(s) to explore the night (1)
>>37713674>Sentry Duty.We learned the hard way to respect this planet. It won't claim us for being reckless anymore. I hope
>>37713674no guards night time? seems suspect tbh workers probably couldn't fend off an attack but better safe than sorry.>Send workers to sentry duty (no sentries currently)
>>37713755No its bad enough during the day with KEEK KEEKS out there at least in daytime we can maybe see them coming.At night its gonna be a reenactment of Jurassic Park with bugs and KEEK KEEK KEEK if we send them out
>>37713674>send to workers to sentry duty(no sentries currently)They need to disguise there heat glands if they're doing it though
>>37713717>ETATomorrow.>>37713755only two drones to be used at the moment.>>37713801Thats a research topic, but not currently being researched. If successful future drones could be hatched with some sort of adaptation.
>>37713881Lay enough regular workers to fully staff it then.
>>37713919Tomorrow you will have 4 workers free from construction.>>37713717>>37713755>>37713760>>37713776>>37713801So sentry it is roll 1d100 for night events since no one wanted to skip to tomorrow.
>>37713919I'll actually back this. also kind of want to push extending and expanding the food production after we're done with this one. We need the damn food so bad and the outside is deathworld territory. The better fortified and self sufficient the hive is the better.Hell if we manage it we should GTFO this rock if we can and relocate in greener pastures if we can't tame this deathball.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>37714061
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>37714061
>>37714061Rolled 90 (1d100)
>>37714107>>37714133>>37714075Your idea is welcomed.>>37714141this does not appear to be a legitimate roll, deception will not be tolerated.One more roll is required.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>37714141rekt son>>37714249
>>37714249What dice program do you recommend? im using an app called Dice from the Google app store
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>37714327Dude, use the inbuilt forum dice, type "dice+1d20" or "dice+1d100" without the quotes on the options field.
>>37714327all rolls are using 4chan's system in options field, add 'dice+1d100' no quotes.>>37714310highest roll 86'dwriting,
>>37714368Thanks for telling me
Discussions while I write are welcomed, they help me gear the story better. Just saying.
>>37714575So what else I out there I wonder? Wonder what flyers are there?
>>37714608Cold weather flight is hard. Wings being thin with a lot of surface area by necessity you'll only really see fliers with energy dense diets
>>37714575What can we do with the underground river? Can we turn it into an underground farm? We should scout for farmable plants and research agriculture, if we want to bunker down.
>>37714608I kinda hope there is one we can tame to be an aerial reconnaissance unit but, whatever they are until we meet them we have no choice but to assume the worst, it seems like the game is likely to change at the flip of a hat
>>37714687Yeah what about swimmers and superfauna?>>37714719More like dissect and use it to improve our scouts.
>>37714608Probably not alot. the vespers are probably the biggest well see. up in the air the cold is even worse most life would be on the ground or underground.We need an actual future plan here. We've finally reached the cusp of farming food. We so need this and to expand on it simply due to how fucking hostile the enviroment is.>>37714719Taming makes little sense actually. The Hive's most powerful feature is analyzing DNA from captured specimens and copying their beneficial traits into our own setups.Survive, Adapt, Expand, Thrive. Thats the core of the Hive's existence.
>>37714763I just want a bird creature I can call Beakie but your right
>>37714763We need to see about getting metals. Flying winter warriors while expensive as hell would hopefully make the keeks wary of getting near us. Getting DFA'ed can do that.
>>37714740Gimme a sec on swimmers.As for superfauna Godzilla can do what he wants he's nuclear powered
>>37714575You decided to add a few more winter workers to the hatchery, another eight eggs. Easy enough of a task, if costly but you can afford them for the moment. You have your two workers stand guard outside in the frigid temperatures, If only there were others to rotate them, the cold is unforgiving, but the workers soldier on. Just then one of the sentries spots a bright light in the night sky, your other sentry also see's it, like comet blazing a trail. Its beautiful, however you notice that its losing altitude, the trajectory of the object is similar to that of a meteorite, it has entered atmosphere, and from the look of things its large, the sound-wave reaches your workers after a good minute, its far away, the object disappears behind some mountains, perhaps crashing several hundreds of kilometers away.Current research:None activePossible research:>Modify Vespers for livestock use(5 days)>Research local fruits and nuts for highest value in nutrients(2 days)>Research local animals for adaptations(specimens required.)>Research Hiding thermal signature(3 days)>parasitic defense(resistance to poison) (2 days)>Dissect local predator(defensive traits or offensive traits)(4 days)Parts unlocked:Symbiotic photosynthetic back plate. (-25% N upkeep up to 50N reduction)(1N cost)(units under 30 may have two plates max)>Current resource reservesNutrients: 374Metals: 0>Upkeep cost Queen – 5First Clutch Worker (3) – 6Thinker (6) – 18Workers(8) –16Winter Workers (18) – 72Miners(5)- 20=Total Cost:137 >IncomeNutrients: 0Net: 237>Hive population:Queen: 1First clutch:3Thinker:3Workers: 8Winter Workers: 18Winter Worker:5 Miners: 5Current Construction;Tunnel to Livestock Fields (4 days)>Eggs gestating:0Part(1/3)
>>37715033Hive Structure>Infrastructure(heated interior)>Hatchery(Eggs can be hatched half a day early +%25 loss expected)>Throne room (Fortified location for the queen)>Doors (increases defenses)>Dedicated sentry outposts(increases defenses)>Algae farms 200N per day 4 workers required.Part(2/3)
>>37714917Very much so. I'm totes okay with metal pushing and ignoring the outside world for a bit. as boring as turtling up is its been repeatedly proven this environment is DEADLY as FUCK.If we want a chance in hell at ever making it here we need a powerful strong force. And given how efficent the keeks are at killing it needs to be divide betweend two major groupsRank and file warriors bred fast, cheap to maintain and spawn and basically mookpower for when its viable.When its not viable we have a more prepared and elite but fewer in number caste with our most brutal and nasty setups possible. We'll likely start with this just to combat the keek menace and whatever else is out there.After that though I'm pretty okay with hordes of disposable mooks protecting our more elite core and heavy weaponry. Best advantage we got is breeding and numbers besides our insane DNA alteration skills putting zerg to shame. If we're built up enough we can afford to lose a few hundred warriors. most other races can't use such tactics.
>>37715051The decision on the future must be made, first what will you research now?(see options above)Second what will you do?>investigate the object.>lay more eggs(which type)>create a new drone, use the builder.>write in suggestion>go out exploring (how many drones)>Suggest construction(write in)part (3/3)
>>37715033Upload visual data to the thinkers real fast and see what they spit out about our UFO
>>37715033>Research Local fruits and nuts for highest value nutrients>Begin new construction: New Farm block for +200NNeed more. never enough the hive must grow.EventSo curious but nothing we can do with how far off it is at the moment. we'd need to lay a special scout drone meant for long flights.
>>37715107Dig pit traps with weak membranes over them toss some snow on top, put a heat gland in the center. Try to trap a keek. We need one to steal adaptations from.
>>37715033>Dissect local predator(defensive traits or offensive traits)(4 days)>lay more eggs(flying drones winter>Suggest construction another farm.current egg status?
>>37715148Don't build that we can't afford it. We already have murderously high upkeep
>>37715178Dudes its a farm. we already built one and it'll start providing +200N once manned. We can do this its good I swear unless OP is goof'n about things
>>37715107Dang, if we want to go on an expedition to the crash site we'll have to upgrade our drones so they're as much as killing machines as Keeks are.Or perhaps tunnel, but that's quite unreliable.Some ideas: get a thinker to analyze and enhance the audio-visual data of the sighting, and another to think up a way to counter the Keek's infrared. How do we blind the Keeks?
Now, due to flight being bad in cold weather, I thought up a design that would trap the warmth.For starters, the drone's body will be a long and thin cylinder. Any ways to cut down weight, from light armor to no means of feeding itself, will be taken. We'll have to make feeder drones, but I believe it would be worth it. Back on topic, the Drone's wing should be a thin strip of skin that wraps around the main body. This would give it a screw-like appearance, much like Leonardo da Vinci's helicopter design. This screw-body will be housed in another cylinder, open on both ends. The outside of the outer cylinder should be furry and have as many adaptations to stop heat loss as possible. The cold air will enter the screw housing, warming as it is moved through the tube. With a very tight thread, it should produce enough lift. Mount a sting launcher( that what the SMGs are called?) at the intake and you have a fighting drone. Give me a moment to draw it up
>>37715150I like this, anyone behind it?>>37715148one for fruits and nuts>>37715165one for predatortwo for new farm, cost is 80N to build plus 4 workers, and 4 days to build it. (8 workers on it and it builds in 2 days.)>>37715214Tunnel would take months with current workforce. And could be off by several kilometers.
>>37715261backing trap once we have the workers for it. What our total workforce?
>>37715245No metal to make launchers bro.Also that will be a giant target to the sky KEEKS which we have not seen.
>>37715214We don't need to blind them if we just take advantage of the way they seem to see. I still think trapping is the way to go on this.Voting for predator dissection
>>37715261I'm willing to confirm and rush farm if the rest are. we need that damn food and we needed it yesterday.the traps...well if we're quick about it it could work without a KEEK moment. Put sharp jags at the pits bottom I want it dead or maimed and I'm down for the attempt. If we can spare the numbers at least.I'm still gunning for fruits and nuts. its quick and would finish just as the farm did if we started now. after we got +400N we can really ramp things up and plan.Huh and prepare. I just realized if the keeks use thermal sight and the hive get too big as a heat source....
>>377152904 normal workers on the farm2 winter workers as sentries1 winter worker as helper to thinkers5 miners building tunnel13 winter workers idle4 normal workers idle3 first clutch workers idle
>>37715150Remember that they seem to be kinda smart, so a plain heat gland ain't cutting it. A sacrificial worker that bursts into glue could work.Or just make punji sticks made out of cold chitin against these fuckers. Build them in tunnels below surface, lay membrane, get the sacrifice to run over the punji trench while being pursued by a Keek.Otherwise, develop projectile weapons and just snipe the fuckers.
>>37715328If they're alive in the pit we can just drop rocks on them or bury them alive and dig out the corpses after they've smothered.
>>37715365Keeks will probably come for the worker running or not. No need to complicate things. It can just stand there. I think we need new scouts. We'll just have to keep ground eyes on them next time. It'll narrow their operations area but we will know what's taking them if we lose one
>>37715261Which research will it be then?>Research local fruits and nuts for highest value in nutrients(2 days)>Research local animals for adaptations(specimens required.)Will we make a farm?Yes | No>>37715107Seems like> creating a new drone.voting ends in 8 minutes, until then post and discuss.
>>37715341>>37715536Get the first clutch to work on a farm with some wintersnormals take over farm>Research local fruits and nuts for highest value in nutrients(2 days)until we grab keek.Lay a few scout drones.
>>37715536>Local Fruit and nuts research>Yes to Farm>Not caring on drones.
>>37715536Supporting >>37715555And keek trapping. I would also lay two more scouts sure why not.
>>37715572>>37715630>>37715555got it writing.
my terrible MSPaint drawing.After careful thought, I decided that having a Sting Launcher would weight too much for these cat-sized drones. Instead, I added a small explosive(which we'd need to figure out, till then acid would work) for it's weapon. I think it could carry about to of the bombs, and then have to restock at a supply drone/the hive. Working in swarms, these drones could easily kill Keeks by staying out of reach and dropping their payloads
Welp thats one part of the gameplan setup. Now that we've finally hit the farming stage starvation is no longer a serious threat and we can begin to focus on tackling the wild life.Seems like we need mainly three things for that.Effective Scouts with low thermal signature. alot of species here seem to sense it way too well.Effective Heavy Duty shock troopers for wading in and dishing out extreme punishment. And surviving it to maximize damage.Effective Ranged Killers, with the more dangerous life it seems like strong armor is common. need armor piercing of extreme levels to efficently kill alongside good senses.Then theres an effective mook supply. should we stick with a winterized standard warrior or try and tailor them to the task? Melee fodder or cannon spam? thicken the chitin and add redundant organs to improve meat shield power or purposely make them weaker to reduce costs? All while still making them viable in general use.Ambitious? Yes. Yes it fucking is. I want to make this ice ball my bitch so hard we accidentally melt the ice with the hive we will build!
>>37715864And i forgot the pic
>>37715887Ooh, balloon bomb sentries sounds cool. Can we make them drop weighted chitin spikes? Keeks won't know what hit them.But then again, we don't know what took out our airborne scout - could it be the superpredator of the skies? Flying Keek?
>>37715887Thats.. no drone its a freaking weather balloon...a furry tubular weather balloon.
>>37715926That is a problem, but we could save them as Keek hunters. They're not that big, so they wouldn't cost that many nutrients to make one. Keep them indoors, then when a worker gets KO'ed, send in the swarm. It also paves the way to VTOL aircraft drones and the Helicarrier>>37715931Beautiful, isn't it?
>>37715698For the first time since your eyes activated and your senses expanded you can allow yourself to feel happy. It seems things finally are coming together, you have a farm that will start producing food by tomorrow morning and you will no longer feel like you starve. But this is not enough, no for there still are perils to face and a planet to conquer. A burning desire spreads in your will, your drones can feel it. “We work, we live, we die. All for MOTHER!” A second farm starts its construction, food will not be in shortage for you, never again. NEVER.Before assigning tasks to your various thinkers you feed them the visual information from your sentries, that object falling, you must know more. The thinkers struggle all six of them focused on the same thing, trying to convey some meaning to the randomness. The answers are not what you expected, they give you a rough estimate of location based on some mathematics principles and data extrapolation. But what is interesting is that some of the images show small explosions , this could be chunks of rock getting loose and bursting upon high velocity impact with the atmosphere. However the color indicates a chemical explosion. The object did not seem to have any steering capabilities, at least none where in use, the thinkers conclude it was a natural phenomenon.Having accomplished their task you set them into researching the plant life. With giddy enthusiasm they quickly get right into it. They are adorable in that way, and your love for their antics is never ending. This planet offers many dangers for your hive to surmount, but the hive will endure. For now its a question of choosing what to do.>explore(where)(see map)>Lay eggs(how many which type)>design new drone(which you guys are super into, but also make a cost analysis based on pastebin)
>>37715879Like your ideas, any backers?>>37715887I like the sketch.
>>37716094>chemical explosions>natural phenomenonHmm, this just means we could have a rival bioengineer species that isn't Hive crashing by... or it's just another meteor.But it's never that simple, isn't it?Also, lay one of the balloon sentries to get an aerial view. Someone else do the stats/nutrients for them?
>>37716094I'd like to check on the Herds, maybe kill a juvenile to get data on them. Maybe we could learn how to armor our drones better from them
>>37716094Status on miners?>explore(Herds
>>37716123Thanks if there was one thing that bugged me about Hive Queen Quest Alpha it was how they completely abandonded a perfectly viable tactic of using literal waves of troops.Except for mechanoid life forms or another hive we have them bent over the table in troop replacement capacity. Hell we could technically try and hunt the keeks directly using suicide bombers and drive them out of our territory. The drones said it themselves.>We work, we live, we die. All for MOTHER!They are literally happy and okay to die for us. I'm rather okay with that being used against a serious menace if required. Hell of a waste though.
>>37716123Supporting, however we might need strains from local wildlife who adapted well to the cold- acquire some keeks? iirc they adapt well to cold.As for activity, lay cold resistant workers.
>>37716163>>37716171Ok we need to design this variant then:Winged Winter WorkerOlfactory: Basic 0Acoustic: Medium 1Psionic: Basic 0Mandible: Construction 1Blade: Tool 1Arms: Dex 1Endothermic organ 4 Quadruped Radiator wings: 3Legs: Endurance 1Carapace: Basic 0Size: Medium Cost: 11NUpkeep: 6N That is our scout, which is basically a flying winter worker. Lets throw out and add stuff as needed to fit the design we want. Post suggestions and discussions, I want bomber and long range scouts designed today so next quest we can use them.
>>37716223That's because one effective fighter is more cost efficit than 20 garbage ones. Our capacity to replace may be great but there's no need to limit quality and tactical refinement until they stop being effective
>>37716223I would have sent wave after wave of worker after lyle, but that's just me.
>>37716508Which is why I'm happy with a hybrid approach. rank and file to apply steady pressure and a hardened core of asskickers to break their backs in relative safety abusing the mooks.>>37716497The real issue is the things a giant heat magnet we can't fix this yet.. we'd probably have to study local life forms for their methods of heat retention or cold based anatomy to fix this. Anyone got ideas on that? Maybe some kind of thermal vision to start with since its obviously effective.
>>37716497So, this is gonna be the screw drone?
>>37716497Buff olfactory to 2-3 as well as acoustic, weaken legs but buff wings also if possible increase eyes.
>>37716617So it'd be a hopper? Its legs and claws ought to be able to dig into the local trees then so it spends zero time at ground level between flights. literally cling to a tree or something.
>>37716729Basically yes, no time on ground all in sky, buff end again if we have too.
>>37716608There was research into hiding thermal signature but it was not started, other research was chosen instead.>>37716615Its a wire-frame for it, for now.
Screw DroneOlfactory: AdvancedAcoustic: Medium 1Psionic: Basic 0Mandible: NoneBlade: NoneArms: Dex 1Endothermic organ 4 Quadruped Radiator wings: 3Legs: Hop(lots of fast twitch muscles, few slow)Carapace: Basic 0Size: SmallThis is a basic outline for the screw drone. I took out the things that seem useless, due to it's purpose. You don't see bombers outfitted for fighting fires, so I stripped out everything that would add weight and cost. Upped the nose on it, as the thing's gonna need a way to find it's targets
>>37716972This is good considering we can't upgrade eyes. Maybe buff ears as well?
>>37716985Seems good, as the Keeks make lot of noise when they attack
>>37716972You gave the critter that relies on pointing in one direction and pulling the air above it olfactory only eyes? That seems like a poor choice. Especially in an environment where we don't know what anything is or what it smells like
>>37717065Hence why I suggested increased auditory strength as well. Like the vespers.
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>>37717114Buff up the auditory as much as possible without increasing the weight.