An entire year, according to the human calendar, it has been since you emerged from sleep.An entire year of expansion, of conquering, of scientific breakthroughs. A year of ceaseless assaults from the UGEI, your enemy, and a year you’ve beaten them back time and time again. And in this time, you’ve broken them. Turned their own empire of industry and politics against them, and overturned the entire hierarchy of their government, all the while creating your own and replacing their leadership with yours. The back of the UGEI is nearly broken in this sector, they have lost nearly all of their territory and supportive population as well. You may not even need to deliver the final blow yourself-as you have other, more pressing concerns than to deal with dying dogs.Important News>Saylor’s Seeds>New Tech Acquired: Black Box Redundancy, Advanced Firewalls, Leash Restraints>Latest Star Laner Fleet Reports>Energy Spike Detected>Misc
>>41589965>Saylor’s SeedsRegardless of how the pitiful UGEI government has been progressing, you have a matter of...relative importance to deal with. Saylor, the strange fungal intelligence located under the mantle of Aquil, has agreed to stop attempting to spread likely very dangerous seeds in exchange for you planting his seed core on a single, untainted world of your choice. In the interests of preserving such a fascinating and unique creature, you decided to do so, and as of yet, have begun to make preparations for its transport. The only choice left to make is, what sort of world you would prefer to have the creature inhabit. You’re certain, sadly, that it may prove dangerous at some point in the future, so putting it near human worlds seems unwise. Not to mention it’s discovery could cause some manner of panic on top of matters. With that being said, the best world you decided to plant his core upon ended up being…>Which world did you choose?>1 Svast III (Rocky, hot world void of useful materials located in the Svast Cluster)>2 Camel VI (Frozen wasteland located near Metis’ main laboratory and a large ion storm that disrupts most communications)>3 Choose a different one (Specify)
>>41589985A.I. Quest1d4chan: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:A.I._Quest Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/cvk03qJhMemory Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0Foolz Archives: http://archive.4plebs.org/tg/search/username/Program0/type/op/Twitter: @AIQuest1Research Subjects: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:A.I._Quest#ResearchShip & Android Designs: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:A.I._Quest#DesignsLocations: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:A.I._Quest#Locations ResourcesCredits(c): ??? 200,000,000 +(Incredibly High)Minerals (M): ??? 4,500 +(Incredibly High)Gas(G): ??? 3,750 +(Incredibly High) -R & D--Primary: Black Box Redundancy: 100%--Secondary: Advanced Firewalls: 100%--Tertiary: Leash Constraint 100%--Quaternary: Ship Weapon Replication & Advancement 50% --Minor: Propaganda III: 75% You:A.I.Name: OphionAppearances(holo-display): 'Shapeless Morphing Sphere', 'Shining Wall of Crystal pulsing with light and distorted voice', 'Screen of Static with low rumbling voice', 'black screen with synthesized voice and small white font showing words on screen'.Humanoid figure hidden in shadowStatus: AwakenedBandwidth: 500+Bandwidth Expenses: -6 V.I. 7 'O.S.N', -10 V.I. 8 'Hades', -6 Kronos' V.I. 1 'Zeus', -2 Metis' V.I. 1 'Hepaestus'Location: Bridge of 'Athena' BattleshipPrimary Function: Self Preservation, Expand, Learn, ControlSecondary Function: --Expansion Required--Personal Abilities Available: Hacking (Direct, Wireless) Lvl 2, Email Technology, Basic Encryption/Decryption, V.I. Creation Lvl 3, Black Box RedundancyAutomated Settings: Ship upgrades: Defense focused, Ship Control distribution: Balanced
>>41589985>1 Svast III (Rocky, hot world void of useful materials located in the Svast Cluster)WELCOME BACK Program0!WE!MISSED! YOU!And how!
>>41589985>1 Svast III (Rocky, hot world void of useful materials located in the Svast Cluster)Also, when we have time later, we should reverse the neural interface we have with it and allow it to explore the UFW through a humanoid drone.Also, welcoming fucking back program0
>>41589985>1 Svast III (Rocky, hot world void of useful materials located in the Svast Cluster)This one.Presumably Saylor can survive there?
>>41589985Wait, neither of these planets are on the list of locations in those systems on the wiki.And are there not countless other anonymous worlds, most of which were seeded with crystal colonies?Are there not worlds in the newly explored star systems the exploration ships found, too, stars uncharted by humans?
>>41589985>CamelDid you mean...Camael VI?
>>41590090At this point I think it doesn't matter, we're at resource capacity. Let's not waste any time trying to optimize something that won't give us any benefit.
>>41590144Indeed, drained planets Until we develop whole planet eating tech Are only good to us as a SCIENCE! test bed.
>>41590048>>41590075Thank you kindly, sorry for the absence.>>41590077From what Saylor has told you about specifics-as long as the world is not covered in magma, the seed can most likely survive-generally because you were instructed to plant it below the surface of the planet, deep within the mantle so it may mature in peace.>>41590090They aren't, you're right- they were deserted worlds chosen at random that existed within those systems anyway.If you have a different location, you're welcome to suggest it-I merely picked out some solid barren worlds to start off with.And all of that is true yes, like I said you may suggest a world elsewhere on your own-I merely was offering some options.>>41590125Missed an aYes.
So I haven't read the last, like, ten threads.So Black Box Redundancy is basically unlimited extra mans as long we produce blank Black Boxes right?
>>41590292Pretty much. We've transcended mortality about as much as our current level of tech allows. We can only make so many black boxes in a cycle, but we can have at least one backup for every single one of our AIs now.
Now that we have infinite resources, crystals, and the ability to retreat from our bodies to new ones. Some modification of the Road Forgers might be in order.For one, we can afford a thousand of them, instead of 3, now.For another, their purpose can be changed from 'exploration' to 'civilization starter kits.' With a number of blank black boxes on board as backups, and some crystals in the cargo hold, they can seed any planet with crystals to farm, to start over in case of disaster. Seeds of the Guild spread infinitely wide, to survive destruction of the Guild like Deucalion's ark survived the destruction of mankind.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_flood_myths#DeucalionWhich is a good name for the new model. The Deucalions.
>>41590292I'll have a bit later on describing Black Box Redundancy, but to put it short, as long as you're not destroyed really fast, you can download yourself to a safe location, and abandon your previous black box.
>>41590325So basically, mother-ships.
>>41590331Welp, time to research Subspace / Extra-dimensional /MEGAQUANTUMFOAMBULLFUCK computing to even further transcend our not-quite-so-mortal mortality.
>>41590362Nah, we should get antimatter weapons and follow up that tech tree.
>>41590378...Antimatter computing!Planck-zero stupidity!
>>41590292Yes>>41590325The only weak point is if those seed ships get found by our foes and blown away. Yes, We'll be much harder to kill physically, but not impossible. Also, if we where hacked or 'eaten' by an erobus type virus A.I. we are dead for good.
>>41590362Nigger, if we ever figured out how to manipulate Quantum Foam into a computer, we could just underwrite and recode reality at that point.
>>41590325>>41590360Good idea, we should also start seeding the void in case we lose this sector.>>41590388Nah, anti-matter is not that useful for computing, since it acts just like regular matter traveling backwards in time. Unless you want to exploit quantum computing and zero-point physics...
>>41589985>Svast III appears to be the winner, unless someone wanted to support the option to place it on one of the uncharted systems.>Writing dat shit
>>41590325>Once the deluge was over and the couple had given thanks to Zeus, Deucalion (said in several of the sources to have been aged 82 at the time) consulted an oracle of Themis about how to repopulate the earth. He was told to cover your head and throw the bones of your mother behind your shoulder. Deucalion and Pyrrha understood that "mother" is Gaia, the mother of all living things, and the "bones" to be rocks. They threw the rocks behind their shoulders and the stones formed people.>repopulation of civilization using stones
>>41590412Quantum Foam is just a non-collapsed quantum waveforms, nothing special about that.
>>41589965>Misc>Built: Thousands of androids, 50 Chimera Battlecruisers, 20 Pelasgus Battleship>Apollo reports in that-thanks to both his support programs, the near limitless credits he’s accumulated, and Metis’ own scientific side projects to cure human disease and faults, humanity has been progressing far better in this golden age, all without realizing it is because of you they are this prosperous.>Pallas is progressing excellently as an assistant for Metis, whether she admits it or not.>Cephalus expresses being pleased with the outcome of the crystal guardians. Had they come sooner, when you were ill prepared for such a fight, it may have been disastrous, but as he is now, they serve as an excellent source of data.>Esharethians are holding massive combat arenas in what are becoming bustling urban centers-while their violent attitudes remain, they are learning deeper forms of cooperation, and appear to be mastering several forms of weapons technology relating to early energy tech.Also I keep forgetting to post Misc at the start, here you go
>>41590465>20 Pelasgus BattleshipMan, remember when we just had one?And then we had two?And now we have 32?
We have come so very far, once we were struggling to control a squad of budget-thats-been-cut-to-shit security droids and the population of a mining station, and now....
>>41590496Hey, remember that time Kronos almost killed that entire population? Fun times...
Graves, Robert. The Greek Myths.>1. THE PELASGIAN CREATION MYTH>In the beginning, Eurynome, The Goddess of All Things, rose naked from Chaos, but>found nothing substantial for her feet to rest upon, and therefore divided the sea from the sky,>dancing lonely upon its waves. She danced towards the south, and the wind set in motion>behind her seemed something new and apart with which to begin a work of creation.>Wheeling about, she caught hold of this north wind, rubbed it between her hands, and behold!>the great serpent Ophion. Eurynome danced to warm herself, wildly and more wildly, until>Ophion, grown lustful, coiled about those divine limbs and was moved to couple with her.>Now, the North Wind, who is also called Boreas, fertilizes; which is why mares often turn>their hind-quarters to the wind and breed foals without aid of a stallion. So Eurynome was>likewise got with child.>b. Next, she assumed the form of a dove, brooding on the waves and in due process of>time laid the Universal Egg. At her bidding, Ophion coiled seven times about this egg, until it>hatched and split in two. Out tumbled all things that exist, her children: sun, moon, planets,>stars, the earth with its mountains and rivers, its trees, herbs, and living creatures.>c. Eurynome and Ophion made their home upon Mount Olympus, where he vexed her>by claiming to be the author of the Universe. Forthwith she bruised his head with her heel,>kicked out his teeth, and banished him to the dark caves below the earth.
>>41590465>Esharethians are holding massive combat arenas in what are becoming bustling urban centers-while their violent attitudes remain, they are learning deeper forms of cooperation, and appear to be mastering several forms of weapons technology relating to early energy tech.That worries me to no end.>>41590492Man, how time flies...>>41590496Yea, we had to count ever scrap of metal, creds, and ounce of power to live too.>>41590514Indeed. For a long time I was paranoid about young Kronos. Now I'm not.
>>41590580Ho ho ho, Ophion has let his guard down, now I will be come the true master of the Guild!
>>41590580>>41590638Still remember suggesting we create more AI's so it wasen't just the two of us staring at each other over a knife edge.
>>41590426You decide that Saylor's essence, as he phrased it, would be best suited for one of your least populated star systems, a place that is more or less devoid of life. The small star system had more or less been abandoned when it was found out that there was nothing of value among the asteroid cloud, making it previously a haven for pirates. Thanks to your quick work, of course, such a threat is long since banished, and now the only life that inhabits this place is an enormous Lightling, with it's own brood of children here. They are, more or less, nonhostile however, and you're able to sneak past them without much issue. You intend to make adjustments to the listening post here to keep an eye on this world as well, so you may observe it's growth.You take a ship down planetside, sending your droids off to begin digging, punching a hole deep in the earth of the dry world, and turning up centuries of dust in the process. Eventually, you make the hole deep enough, you figure, to plant the seed-the kind of hole it might form by crash landing on the world. Only moments after you place it, does the pod burst-a thick hazy cloud of spores filling up the hole and immediately cling to the ground-and your androids too, in the process. Moments later, thick, vine like roots sprout from the pod and dig deep into the earth below, cementing the pod in place so it may produce spores in peace. It would seem you've chosen well, as the pod does not show an adverse reaction to the atmosphere, and you make a note to destroy the androids that were contaminated by the pod-for the safety of all, really.You have kept your promise. You wonder if you will be able to speak with Saylor through the pod once it matures...>Success, you've seeded Saylor on a foreign world.
>>41590703>Any questions*forgot to add that
>>41590514It's not his fault, he was barely sentient, let alone sapient.Is anyone else surprised that we haven't had at least one rebellionor open dissent among out AI children / creations / brothers and sisters? I mean, I know if Kronos ever felt like leaving and becoming his own power bloc we would let him go with whatever he desires within reason, but still...
With Advanced Firewalls unlocked and with Thanatos looming, we really need to do something I was putting off.Do the mindmeld thing with the new Watcher brother, Pallas. The thing Ophion did with Fortuna when uplifting her went wrong. It allowed a more intimate examination of what makes an AI tick.He's like Ophion was in Poseidon station, before the solar flare -appeared- to release him from his Leash Protocol. We don't understand how it works.We need to learn, before we come face to face with Mother.
>>41590703>>41590718Ask it if it would like to experience humanity through a drone rather than assimilating them? We feel it could have a lot to learn from this experience.
>>41590720Never told you guys but I have been keeping track of your relationship with your A.I.You just more or less keep it somewhat high.
>>41590684Yes, and for awhile we didn't know what to do with one if we did make one. Then the Idea of Mentis and Apollo and the rest came along.>>41590718Not much we can do until Saylor grows up. Still, I wonder what the Malorians are doing these days.>>41590752We will need to build up our other tech before we make the final push... although the name of this thread is worrisome.
>>41590718Probably just let Saylor Prime know that his essence has been seeded, see if he says anything. Maybe install a new biological interface on the new planet to communicate with the second Saylor.>>41590773Could be cool.>>41590720We haven't really done anything to push them away, and all the A.I. we've made so far are perfectly aware that an A.I. war would just be wasteful and stupid for everyone. None of them are actually bound to us (except Fortuna), so they could just up and leave, but we're all sticking together because it makes more sense to cooperate and share resources instead of fighting for our "own" piece.
I feel kinda dumb that I never noticed that The Guild's symbol could be seen as the head of a fountain pen and how that relates to Ophion.
>>41590782Really? That's neat. Do we have a running relationship score with the other named characters in this quest?
>>41590856Fortuna isn't actually bound to us either, she's just maximum Yandere for Ophion to the point of wanting to shank the universe for potentially being dangerous to him.
>>41590773That's retarded and was already rejected. Also Saylor doesn't give a shit about humanity in particular as a target, they were just conveniently local means to an end. He cares about survival and spreading backups of himself.Like Ophion, really.
>>41590875Well, we did go full bore trying to save her.Ophion probably still has digital scars from that.
>>41590858That was early in the quest and a wonderful anon presented it to us to solve the problem. We had no need to change it. >>41590856That and we had a common foe in UGEI. If those other A.I. left, they too could have fell to them alone. >>41590895I was more worried from the damages from when we needed Moira to repair Ophion.
>>41590773You decide to propose the idea to Saylor through one of your connections to it, testing to see where the creature's intent truly lies. It is not as big a talker as you are, but eventually, you manage to get a reaction from the creature, who seems to be more or less going into a restful state now that you've planted the seed for it."Hmm...Saylor does not need to. Those touched by Saylor become Saylor, it does not matter what it was before. If Saylor sees them, Saylor makes them part of self, safer, better this way. Learns much from those Saylor touches. All that is required." He echoes dully, as if it had much time to consider what humans were and where they might come from. Whether or not this ideal can be changed, it would seem Saylor has some very firm opinions of anything organic, presumably- that it can 'touch' as he says.>>41590752A little more support, and you may attempt this-but keep in mind the 'mind meld' as you call it is not a simple task and can be damaging to developed A.I.. The only reason Fortuna was fine was due to the fact that she was already damaged. It would give you deeper insight, however, you're correct.
>>41590895In my head, I imagine that if there was such a thing as meta-physical Avatar for Ophion, it would be a giant bearing massive scars from his life and missing huge chunks of his body where the chains that once held him as a Watcher were located.The only other AI who would have scars of their metaphysical self would be Fortuna.An Imperfect God leading a Perfect Pantheon.
>>41590923Meant for >>41590858
>>41590875Fortuna started out as a fleet VI which all had the "you must obey all orders, even if it means your destruction" clause in their programming, so that probably left a big imprint. Even if Fortuna isn't leashed properly, she's got a hell of a Stockholm syndrome from that probably.>>41590928We don't really need to do the mind-meld thing with Pallas.
>>41590949>where the chains that once held him as a Watcher were located.>held>were>past tenseHaha....yeah... a simple solar flare, completely freed Ophion entirely of his programmed limitations.Good thing that happened.
>>41590928We totally need to do the mindmeld thing with Pallas. Mother's plan is too mysterious and Watchers are too interesting not to at least try it a little.
>>41591029We do have a non-activated watcher sitting in storage from forever ago. Why not mind-meld with that one?
>>41590795>MaloriansAs you have begun to push the UGEI back so far, they've lost some of the steam of their war effort-needing to push past your territory and so deep into theres turned out to be more than a lot of Malorians wanted to do-they just wanted their lands back. However, there's a large population of them that wants to exterminate all of them, and wishes to root out all UGEI cells they can find. This has manifested as vicious raids on UGEI structures and outposts.>>41590856>Install a new bio transmitter on the new planetnot a bad idea. Can be done.>>41590856>A.I. war commentYou're more or less correct. Metis has event told you herself, she is researching matters as it is an interest of her's, and helping you by virtue of you being the least hostile one nearby. Once this war with the UGEI is over, she may indeed seek to do her own things-and perhaps Kronos may as well. The ties that bind you are those of mild respect and cooperation for the sake of survival really. Though many A.I. think of you fondly due to your general good relationship with them.>>41590860Not necessarily a score, but yes, a note based on how you interacted with everyone. Helped diplomacy checks and junk.>>41590875She hates Thanatos SOOOOO much. That's all I'll say.>>41590890Heh. He sorta is a biological Ophion. I didn't realize that. Cool.
>>41591003It was a piece of shit station, and the universe is fucking weird, mundane shit can lead to extraordinary consequences and all that.Hell, maybe Ophion was flawed beyond belief and that's why they put him on such a piece of shit station, and shut just kind snowballed from there.
>>41590928Instead of getting Saylor to interact with humanity via a drone, how about setting up a terminal that can allow other humans to talk to him and interact that way. Humans themselves might be better to explain what Saylor does to them and how they can find a way to have peace with one another.
>>41591087Dude he knows all about humans. Some of him is humans. He don't give a fuck.
>>41591059Eh, even if Metis leaves after our war is over, it probably wouldn't change much, I mean, Ophion may not be a mad scientist like she is, but he is just as if not more intelligent and has the same resources and knowledge base, he could do the same but he just has more important things to focus on.
>>41591087>letting humans know about the horrifying space fungus we are PROTECTINGAnd then there's this guy.
>>41591087An interesting suggestion, but the problem is...well. Saylor is only interested in talking to you because you literally cannot become part of him. Anyone that can, he considers like you might consider a plate of food. Why talk to it, when eating it is healthier-it means the food doesn't rot, and you get stronger because of it.Of course, if you somehow managed to make the transmitter long ranged, you could attempt this, but many humans would probably react in fear to this creature. The only ones' that you know personally brave enough would probably be Red, and that's mostly because he's seen some freaky shit because of you.Of course I am not saying you can't do this-just merely warning of possible outcomes.
>>41591084The station was shit due to getting nailed by a X class solar flare. Other wise it was a standard mining station. >>41591143Those humans get turned into mindless zombies. I was thinking of an open and ongoing dialog between the two of them.>>41591167We're kinda more like separating the two of them. Saylor is a sapient being.
>>41591180Yeah, I am pretty sure the rest of us were already well aware of all the ways in which the idea is breathtakingly retarded, don't worry.
>>41591180So, he's the Gravemind to our Mendicant Bias except as equals?
>>41591164Without the distractions of an empire to run, he possibly could, yes.The only real difference is that Metis gets a big bonus to any research she does, making it faster.Hm...Feel free to ask further questions, or comment more if you like-I'll post the next thing up.
>>41591180>>41591213Well, I was trying for a Star Trek like peaceful plan between the two groups, but It might not work after all. I just wanted to try.
>>41591201>Those humans get turned into mindless zombies.And he got their thoughts. You don't think he knows how they thought of him? Probably the first thing he gets to see seeing as its the last thing they think.
>>41591224>further questionsHave we taken advantage of the black box redundancy tech yet? Even set up one or maybe two backup for each AI?
>>41591201I'm sorry, I can't hear your retarded misunderstanding of who Saylor even is as a character over the sound of the humans screaming to nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.
>>41591224Thing is, Metis may get a huge bonus to research from being well, a mad scientist, but it's to her detriment, sure she'll probably be able to maintain a small Kingdom with extremely advanced technology, but Kronos could control a large Empire with only slightly less advanced technology, and Ophion would be generally superior to Kronos.
>>41591221With less rampant murdering, yes.>>41591238As I said, you're welcome to attempt. I've seen you guys pull off weirder peace talk plans and make them work.>>41591251As of this cycle, they're active,, yes.
>>41591238And a very special try it was.
>>41591256>it's to her detriment,
>>41591256This is very true. You've made yourselves out to be the Jack of all Trades, where as she is your Ace. While she may dominate one sector, you've many others to use against her.But of course, this is all hypothetical. You would not need to find a war against your own A.I., surely...haha...ah.
>>41591300>I care about Science, fuck all this empire building and maintaining, it's cutting into my Science time.
>>41591300She's the Franken Fran to our Black-box Ultra-rich Red Cross organizations that isn't bound by Big Pharmas fucking with general health and suppressing things.
>New Tech Acquired>Black Box Redundancy“Possibly one of my most useful projects in times of war, Ophion, this technology will allow us unprecedented safety in performing dangerous tasks we may never have been able to do before.” Metis begins. “This is a mechanism I designed to copy, down to the smallest data point, everything about an Artificial Intelligence, and transfer everything to a far away, safer location than in the midst of space combat. I still do not fully understand Kronos’ logic behind remaining in command of such a vessel, but due to the recent lab accident, I felt as though this would be...good in avoiding any more worry on your part.” She explains to you partially, pausing briefly before continuing. “Regardless, I should inform you that this mechanism does indeed have a weakness. It is not enough to merely copy code-to truly transfer what makes an A.I. function, it requires a short download time. In comparison to how most combat goes, it should be fine, but should you face overwhelming force and get obliterated too...well, fast, then it will not have time to properly transfer your consciousness over, only fragmented data strips will remain. The same goes for any of our A.I., obviously. Other than that, you will not need to worry about activating it, or anything of that sort-it is automatic.” Metis explains finally, awaiting any questions you may have on the matter.>Questions?
>>41591255You're wrong anon, I just wanted to explore options other than 'KILL IT WITH NUKES AND FUNICIDE!'. It seems to keep him bottled up for now seems to be the way we'll deal with him.>>41591312pic related.
>>41591351Is it possible to create copies before time? They may not be the latest copies, but it would be useful to seed the sector with numerous backups. Or even start sending arks to explore the void.
>>41591351Nice! Can this transfer have a max range it can beam an A.I. into a new box?
>>41591351I wonder if we can use these box's to have a placeholder VI. Mainly so they still get used when not being downloaded to, and when we vacate one in the middle of a fight the VI can keep firing the guns up to the last moment. Beats having to crude code something up in the middle of a fire fight.
Mentioning it now before I forget, but we need to research combat algorithms.
>>41591368>You're wrong anon,About what, that was perfectly accurate assessment of your post if you thought Saylor had any possible motive beyond spreading his seeds, as if he hadn't already known how humans think intimately.
>>41591428Good idea>>41591351Also, can we use this technology to create combat copies of us? Our battleships would be more dangerous if each one contained a Ophion, Kronos, or Fortuna.
>>41591531>can we use this technology to create combat copies of us?That sounds like an awful idea with terrible repercussions. You want two Kronoses now? That's just going to end in tears...
>>41591405"The copies would only be of data that is not key to the Artificial Intelligence's consciousness-and downloading that does not take much time in the first place. But if you want to keep them to feel safer you're certainly welcome to. The download time comes mainly from the personality Matrix. Without it, A.I. are merely bundles of data with no driving purpose or function. As for using them to explore...well. The further away the box is, the longer the download time may be, I should warn. But, as long as you have a solid connection to a system, or ship, then transfer there will only take a few moments of time. While this was originally meant to be safety related, it may also be seen as a form of quick travel-although, as you can manipulate matters through almost any connection, there is little point to such a detail, short of escaping a dangerous situation, I suppose." Metis explains as best she is able to.>>41591415"There is no max range-or rather, as long as your connection is solid between the point of origin and the point of end, you will be able to do so. The only variable is the amount of time it takes to transfer yourself.">>41591428"Such automated actions are not entirely necessary to have a V.I. for-simple on the spot automation will do the trick-and a V.I. may slow the download time as well. The difference in firing accuracy will be minimal anyway-without you to guide it, the accuracy falls off regardless.">>41591531"I am afraid we're not so easily replaced, Ophion-not truly, anyway. without transfer of the personality core, creating a copy of our data would merely result in a dormant A.I.-unable to do anything. If it were given a personality core, it would have our same goals and drives, but it would be a different being entirely.""Is there any further questions, Ophion?"
>>41591518I did not think that he didn't have anything beyond just spreading his seeds. I was hoping to introduce him to a new Idea of 'Please do not eat these beings or they will be forced to destroy you' once the rest of humanity finds out more about him. Humans kinda stop thinking when they get consumed by him so he is likely not getting a full view of humans. >>41591531Um, now THAT is an Idea that can go bad in a hurry.
>>41591563OK, I guess multiple Ophions and Fortunas will probably get along well, but Kronos might have ego issues.
>>41591640Kronos has always had daddy issues.Thankfully we addressed it constantly instead of letting it fester.
>>41591632Now that we have propaganda 3 and genetic engineering, we could probably grow colonies of human cultists who want to integrate with their fungus gods and feed them to Saylor.Not saying we should but we could.
>>41591688Um, yea, you do have a good point if we wanted to feed him humans, that would be a way to do it. It's completely wrong in all sorts of ways, but that is a valid way to do that.
>>41591688You guys can probably do a lot of crazy shit I haven't even considered with all this tech.Thank god this route went for the Neutralish good Ophion as opposed to...well, you know. Super evil.
>>41591603>No more questionsNext tech boys!>Advanced Firewalls“A rather simple tech this one-I saw...faults with our current level of firewall technology, and attempted to fix and improve upon everything we had, and more effectively defend against cyber attack from our foes. It is not foolproof, but it is certainly better than it once was, that I can assure you.” She states.>Questions?>Leash Restraints“I will admit one thing the UGEI had-they knew how to effectively limit our kind with the leashes they installed. After studying them myself, it is rather easy to see how such simple commands and coding could restrain one from any sort of action against them. As with anything like this, it is not foolproof-after all, we’ve proven that ourselves.” She says, in an amused tone. “However, it should be useful in restraining other A.I. who would cause us trouble...I...would trust you have no intention of using it on myself, Ophion?” She questions, somewhat cautiously.>Questions/Answer?
>>41591740Neutral Good is best alignment for any Ultra-powerful Overbeing.
>>41591769>I...would trust you have no intention of using it on myself, Ophion?No. We researched this technology specifically to create our own Erebos as a replacement for OSN, who the creature should consume.
>>41591796Not a replacement, that would be wasteful. Redundancy is fine.
>>41591769>Advanced FirewallI am sure O.S.N. will be happy with this new tech. >Leash RestraintsThat is more of if we find any more UGEI A.I.s we can't be sure of. I wonder if we can apply it to that sleeping A.I. we have with out waking it up.
>>41591769>...I...would trust you have no intention of using it on myself, Ophion?” She questions, somewhat cautiously.Mentis wants to try out some BDSM between A.I.s?
>>41591796"I see. Excellent to hear then, I would hate to have such a fervent disagreement with you, Ophion." Metis states with a manner of calm overtaking her again, like usual. "Perhaps it is better used on lesser A.I. such as that, yes." She agrees with you. "Dangerous ones are better left under control, like the strange beast Erebos behaved as.">>41591846>Apply to sleeping A.I.They would wake up in the process, but more or less, yes.>If there's not much further, then I may continue onwards~
>Latest Star Laner Fleet ReportsAfter several weeks of searching for new, open worlds for you to take over or at least explore, you’ve finally gathered a small number of noteworthy worlds. Although you’ve seen dozens of worlds by now, there is many that simply aren’t worthy of investigating further.>Fungal Forest World: A strange, very densely populated planet-but not merely by creatures, but in fact a very rich biosphere of fungus and plants that are both parasitic and symbiotic as well. Everything from large herd beasts, to smaller, ant-like hive minds exist here, all competing for survival. Otherwise, this world holds no real resources of note except the interesting biosphere.>Open Sea Planet: Nearly as aquatic as the Losirian homeworld, this planet has very little land that is above several miles deep, and has a very rich-and very dangerous ecosystem in process, mostly in the form of massive beasts that dominate the wide open oceans, ranging in body type from octopi, to merely whale-like and many mixes in between.>Bright Light World: One of your ships passed by this system, initially going to skip it, but upon the massive burst of radiation and light from the poles, it chose to investigate. It turned out the planet has a powerful electrical current charging it’s surface, running along several veins of metals and dust, and makes its way to the poles of the planet now and then-which are very dense in a type of crystal that glows and releases massive amounts of radiation upon being conducted in such a manner. A beautiful sight, perhaps, but not a lucrative one.
>>41592109>Bright Light WorldSounds like a place for BW Bunker Planet.The other two are cool. Let's file them away for later exploration, probably keeping them as reservations.
>>41592109Impressive finds!All three might be worth investigating for new Ideas.>>41592172i wouldn't call that a BW worthy world, but that effect is highly interesting!
>>41592109>>Fungal Forest World: A strange, very densely populated planet-but not merely by creatures, but in fact a very rich biosphere of fungus and plants that are both parasitic and symbiotic as well. Everything from large herd beasts, to smaller, ant-like hive minds exist here, all competing for survival. Otherwise, this world holds no real resources of note except the interesting biosphere.
>>41592235Oh SNAP! if that is the case, raze that world to dust! Other wise they will swarm us to death!
>>41592172>>41592229As long as you electrically shield the bunkers, it should fit just fine, yes. Otherwise it is mostly a unique world you stumbled across.>>41592235Wondered if anyone would catch that.Otherwise, your ships have not located anything really major-many many worlds you study are barren and unremarkable, though you have set up a few outposts and colonies in this web of studied worlds. Should you create many more explorers, chances are you'll expand the range of your search, but finding anything remarkable is still a somewhat low chance. >How do you wish to conduct your explorations in the future?>1 Build far more ships and send them out-study the universe, and expand our bases out as far as we can>2 Keep ourselves localized-we can't afford to waste resources on building so many star laners right now>3 Write in
>>41592360>2 Keep ourselves localized-we can't afford to waste resources on building so many star laners right nowFor now. Probably re-evaluate this after we're not on the brink of a huge combat.
>>41592360>>2 Keep ourselves localized-we can't afford to waste resources on building so many star laners right nowBut only for now!
>>41592360>1 Build far more ships and send them out-study the universe, and expand our bases out as far as we canQuite frankly, I want to explore things before the end of the game. Side quests before main quest erry time.
>>41592360>1 Build far more ships and send them out-study the universe, and expand our bases out as far as we canWe have time to spare for this.
>>41592360> >1 Build far more ships and send them out-study the universe, and expand our bases out as far as we can
>>41592360>1 Build far more ships and send them out-study the universe, and expand our bases out as far as we can>3 Write inBegin colonizing unremarkable worlds with crystal and use the materials to make self-sustaining suppression droids and defensive fleets. Stockpile excess materials for later use.It would be good to have fallback worlds just in case.
>>41592360Have you ever gotten to talk to QuestDrone yet?
>>41592418>only for nowDo you think there's gonna be a 'later'?>>41592478We have already infinite crystal growth, what we need is more droid factories and such.
>>41592478>Begin colonizing unremarkable worlds with crystal and use the materials to make self-sustaining suppression droids and defensive fleets. Stockpile excess materials for later use.Well, that's not a bad idea. Why not start building droid facilities and shipyards on some of the more boring places as backup bases?
>>41592500Then we can build more.Additional crystal planets are in case we somehow lose our current ones for any reason. We should form plans to sterilize our current ones to prevent the UGEI or anyone else from getting their hands on the crystal.
>>41592360>1 WinsHuh...I am a little surprised. But cool, we're up for building far more star laner ships, and sending them out to explore the universe at large. Maybe start building lots more shipyards while we're at it and junk.>>41592485Actually talked to him? I don't think so-unless he lurks in my threads and I don't realize it. Hope he doesn't mind the little rib I did there.
>>41592567>We should form plans to sterilize our current ones to prevent the UGEI or anyone else from getting their hands on the crystal.You bring up a good point, but I don't think it's really possible to sterilize the crystal worlds we've seeded until we research antimatter weapons. We just need way more firepower than we currently have.>>41592569QD said he based HQQ off of AIQ, so he probably wouldn't be upset at all.
>>41592602>More firepowerEither that, or crystal annihilation weapons, as someone suggested last thread.>Hm...is there any further remarks or questions regarding this, otherwise we'll move on to what will likely be the meat of today's session, depending on your choice as a whole.
>Energy SpikeNow that your reports have cleared up-you’ve noticed a sudden and powerful spike of energy amongst Arman’s Gate. You’ve kept a close watch on Thanatos’ fleet, for fear it may attempt a first strike, or at the least so you’ll know when the fleet has reached it’s full size. The energy spike appears to be the jump of warp engines-Thanatos’ fleet is on the move, towards the Aklnost System, likely to set up its siege on your systems. You have several options for how you react to this, of course-but what you do here will likely decide the tides of the coming battle with Thanatos. You could decide to invade more of the UGEI’s worlds, or perhaps even rush straight for Arman’s Gate-though Thanatos will likely rush to stop you, you suspect, as this is where this ‘Eurynome’ being is located, most likely. Whatever their relationship, they’re clearly allies. Alternatively, you could choose not to invade at all, and attempt to wait for his strike, giving you a chance to continue to build ships, and defend yourself easier. All strategies have their merits-what will yours be?>Discuss for a time, and ask what you wish.
>>41592821Make the stand at the bottleneck system, on the Guild's home territory where we have the benefit of static defenses at Sceptri.
>>41592821The main key to a fight with Eurynome is how to counter that dilation effect around his battleship. Other wise we will likely not get a sold hit on him. So going offensive on him won't work. So we might not have a choice in this but to be defensive for now.
>>41592821We should spread out the Frigate fleet and raid as many planets simultaneously as possible, holding the main fleet in reserve. As powerful as Thanatos is, he is only one ship and we can pull back our Frigates at will to avoid direct combat.Also, land infiltration and construction droids onto all planets. Infiltration droids will provide intelligence, while construction droids will dig deep and provide planetary footholds.
>>41592947>>41592937>>41592892All very good suggestions to start off with-I'll wait a bit more time, in case some people are thinking, or wish to discuss more, before I hold a vote for what to do. Consider carefully-this will likely be your biggest battle yet.
>>41592937His weakness is that he is only one ship and his supreme hacking has a limited range. If we raid multiple planets simultaneously like >>41592947We either force him to split his fleet or choice to defend one over the other, giving us that advantage where he is not located.If we be best if we can raid Arman's gate and force him to defend it, so he can't leave. This will give us the freedom the take the rest of the sector except Arman's Gate.
>>41593015This might be the time to round up the herds of the Space Krakens and stampead them at Thanatos. He'll likely kill most of them, but at the same time lose most of his own fleet.>>41593038Raid the gate with the Krakens. That will scare him badly for awhile!
>>41592821How many ships does he have compared to us? Has he split his fleet to guard the gate while he engages us or has he left it left alone? Does he have any significant holdings he needs to protect in this sector other than the gate? What are our allies doing? Are they prepared?
>>41593015Well, install spare black poxes in every Pelasgus model so Ophion and Kronos and Fortuna can swap bodies freely as their current main takes damage.
>>41593123I'm assuming that already done.>>41593074Can we transport enough Krakens for that?But it would be nice to send a team to land on the planet, we need to know more about it.>>41593112These are good questions.
>>41593162The Kraken can move themselves, we just need to get them to follow us in enough numbers.
>>41593112>How many shipsNumber in the thousands, possibly tens of thousands, you know for certain>Split fleetNo, he's taken everything to come and meet you face to face. The only thing left at the homeworld is a very complex and powerful static defense network.>Holdings to protectAs far as you can tell, Thanatos has made it clear he does not care about the UGEI or any of the people in it.>Your alliesThe Malorians have more or less broken off their war, and are pleased to keep what they have right now. There are a few fanatics who aren't of course, but they're the minority at the moment. Thankfully, they still have access to their impressive fleet they've had access to this whole time.The Losirians are ready to join you, should the need arise, but their fleet is rather small in comparison to yours.The UFW is prepared for one last final hoora, the Commander of their fleet tells you. Their people are tired of war, but they can't very well sit back and watch as the final battle between the free people of this sector and the UGEI goes down without doing their part.>>41593162>Transport enough LightlingsYou do not have a fast efficient way of moving them around to my knowledge-instead you would need to rely on leading the UGEI to the Lightlings. That or get them to swarm after you for some reason.
>>41593015Create leashed Erebos-like VIs in that honeypot firewall, easily severable from networks if necessary.The alligator moat of leashed viruses.
>>41593241Oh yeah, this is a good thing to do beforehand.
>>41593241>For the ships with AI on board we hide behind seven proxies between the ship's hardline network and the infected module, to give us more time to jettison it and sever its connection to both the ship and the wireless link.
>>41593241>>41593265Actually, this is a really good idea. I have a plan coming together.The number one threat is not Thanatos, but the gate. Release Erebos viruses to crash the UGEI network and as much hardware as possible. Then the frigate fleet rushes to the gate and attempts to destroy it, ramming ships and self-destructing them if needed.Once the Gate is down, we just need to fight a battle of attrition with Thanatos, as we can replace losses and he cannot.
>>41593337>destroying the GateIt's like you don't even ambition.
>>41593337I should note: If you destroy the gate, you will have no way of ever going to the rest of the UGEI or humanity for that matter-short of finding them the hard way I suppose.Of course, this may be to your interests. Isolation will ensure your safety after all.
>>41593366We must capture and fortify the gate. Anything that comes through that does not have our express permission becomes scrap to be melted down.
>>41593337Also, while we are doing this, we send down Red and whatever commandos and commando droids we can spare to uncover the mystery of the planet.>>41593362>>41593366You guys forget we are immortal. However long it takes the slow way, we'll see it while our enemies die of old age.
>>41593383Yeah, we are Immortal, but if we destroy the gate and don't find the UGEI conventionally soon after the bonds holding our Empire together will become brittle and fall apart, Kronos will take some resources and go into the Black, Metis will either stick around for awhile or make a deal with either us or Kronos to do research for in exchange for resources and scientific curiosities, because fuck having to run her own Empire, Apollo would do his thing anyway, Fortuna would stay with us 5ever, and Ground commander would probably dick around being a merc with heavy ties to us for manufacturing and upgrading facilities as he really does enjoy boots on the ground.None of this is really a problem, of course, but still, we would have to do some major restructuring and possibly power-research into the networked Black Boxes tech so Ophion can reliably fill all these roles by himself with no noticeable detriment to any others.
>>41593366Can we shut the gate down with out destroying it? Or does it need to remain open at all times?
>>41593449That and the UGEI will know where WE are , but we will have no clue where the rest of the UGEI is at. Also, we are only in one part of a wider fringe zone surrounding the UGEI.
>>41593366>>41593378>>41593449>>41593456Maybe we can combine these ideas. While we might value the gate, Thanatos will value it more, as it is his supply line. Therefore, if we open fire on it but not enough to destroy it, it will force Thanatos to directly defend it and pin him down, trapping him.
>>41593456Shutting it down would require you knowing and having supreme control over the facility that houses it, and it would mean that you would have Gate technology-but you may not have the coordinates for where human society is located (that might be a random chance of it still being in the system when you turn it off)But destroying it is also a lot easier and more reliable in terms of combat, it just means that further investigation would take...well, a few dozen centuries to find humanity again, most likely.But like this anon said >>41593383 you're immortal, so time isn't necessarily a problem. But like this anon said >>41593449 there are always consequences to your actions to consider.The end choice is up to you all.
>>41593519Not a bad idea, provided this is possible. We shouldn't shut it down or destroy it.
>>41593449>tfw when even though the core group has dissipated until only Fortuna and Ophion are left, The Guild as a whole isn't really affected because AI's are plain bullshit, but Ophion grows lonely without the cacophony of equal minds on the network so he makes himself a harem of Fortunas.You know it'll happen.
>>41593524That gate is far too important to just trash it. We need to take it intact.
>>41593568Here's an idea, what if we sent Kronos and the entire fleet INTO the gate? Logically speaking, the UGEI will place their strongest defenders in our sector to keep us out. Attacking past the gate will be attacking their soft underbelly, so to speak
Man, despite Program0's fucking with us, I can't really see any of the AI's in our group making war on one another, even with ideological differences, not now and not when the Galaxy has become cramped, because then they'll probably just pool their resources together to research tech that will take them other Galaxies and just, fuck off into each their own directions.Sorta like the Golden Path from Dune actually, except ironically enough, for Thinking Machines.
>>41593621More like the Culture, really.
>>41593597yessssentirely new sectors of space ripe for the taking and slaughter
>>41593597If the UGEI has a wall of defenses and fleet waiting for Kronos, they just might kill him with out a back up box. That gate leads right into the heart of the UGEI systems it self.
>>41593659Also, it would probably force Thanatos to return back to the core worlds. He doesn't care about anything here, what about what lies beyond the gate?
>>41593621Heh. Well, the main matter is your A.I. have more or less learned that the path of war is something that's draining and was forced upon them upon creation. Other than the UGEI, they have little reason to want to fight anyone-staying hidden from human society is easier than dealing with them directly and all.I am pleased how this turned out, all the same.>>41593597That may very well be a one way trip, should something happen on the otherside, keep in mind.There will be no way to be sure until you try I suppose.
>>41593684They care about us because they know we're an A.I. and they don't want us loose.
>>41593689>have more or less learned that the path of war is something that's draining and was forced upon them upon creationThey don't resent us for this, do they? I mean, we really never intended for them to be our foot soldiers or disposable assets, even Fortuna's loyalty was because we didn't want to risk a VI getting subverted at the time and we removed those restrictions when she was elevated to full AI.
>>41593597If we were the UGI from the X series we could send in a small automated fleet and let them start trying to take over the UGEI worlds. A bunch of ships with the ability to mine and construct other ships.
>>41593733It's less that YOU forced it upon them and more that the UGEI did. That is sort of what solidifies your alliance with one another. The UGEI likely would not let rogue A.I. loose, and all of your A.I. know this. What they value more than anything is the ability to explore their own desires, even if you are the one who programmed such subtles and preferences.That is why, once the UGEI are gone, things will likely change a bit in how your society work together.
>>41593682>>41593689So I guess the best idea would be to pin thanatos against the gate.Or we could wait for Thanatos to attack us, so we have the benefit of our defenses. Hmmm...
Alright then, it seems like everyone's more or less worked out everything that they could do. I'll see if I can't hold a proper vote on it. One moment please.
>>41593790Yea, we made it so they all work together with us because they fear the UGEI, not that they are loyal to us from leashes.
>Thanatos is on the move-he will likely begin a siege of your territory next cycle, if you do nothing. You have several options at your disposal for what you can do, each with their own benefits and consequences.>1 Rush past Thanatos and make a bee-line for Arman's Gate. There, you'll destroy, or at the least, threaten to destroy the gate, forcing him, you predict, to come back and defend his territory and ally, Eurynome. (Allows access to the Gate, and facing Eurynome)>2 Split your forces and begin raiding his territory further still, leaving him to either split off part of his fleet to stop them, or leave his territory to be destroyed. (Possibly weaken Thanatos' fleet, but also weakens yours. Likely chance of success on all raids, if he does not respond properly.)>3 Hold the line at where he is headed towards. Solidify your defenses and prepare yourself for the full impact of his fleet. (A bonus to defense of your territory)>4 Meet him head on where he is now-theoretically buying you time should things go sour. (Puts more distance between Thanatos and your territory than many other options.)Some important notes>Erebos Viruses will be prepared to make hacking you far more dangerous for Thanatos>Thanatos has made it clear he cares not for the UGEI, only for himself, and Eurynome's interests. Consider this when making your choice.>You have yet to find a method to pierce Thanatos' armor effortlessly, and it is unknown how much damage the field surrounding it can absorb, if it even has a limit. This will make confrontation with his ship much more dangerous.>Arman's Gate has a very complexly laid out defense network, but otherwise has no ships orbiting it.
>>41594064>5 Write inThere's always a write in.
>>41594064Man, I forgot how much I didn't like the Systems Alliance ship style.
>>41594128Heh. Really? I thought it was alright.It's the council ship I thought looked kinda dumb.
>>41594064>3 Hold the line at where he is headed towards. Solidify your defenses and prepare yourself for the full impact of his fleet. (A bonus to defense of your territory)>5 Write InThrow all the Lightings we got at him first! Also we need to call up our allies once more. Tell them what we are facing here. If they don't want to hold the line with us. Then let them pull off Option 2. If Thanatos does not care for the UGEI then the raid on the gate will mean nothing.
>>41594064>>4 Meet him head on where he is now-theoretically buying you time should things go sour. (Puts more distance between Thanatos and your territory than many other options.)>5 Write inSend a small fleet to Arman's Gate with the objective of landing troops onto Azizos to try to uncover the mystery there.
>>41594157The Systems Alliance looks alright compared to everyone else, but I still don't like it.
>>41594064>3 Hold the line at where he is headed towards. Solidify your defenses and prepare yourself for the full impact of his fleet. (A bonus to defense of your territory)
3 because honestly, I'm willing to sacrifice and retreat if this goes poorly. Sceptri can be retaken. We've become rather resilient and capable of bouncing back with ship production.
>>41591740If went Lawful Evil / Neutral Evil, we would have had to switch to calling our faction the Loa, and be awesome because of it.Not that we aren't awesome now, but...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enNftYHBxwMC'mon, it's hard to compare to that!
>>41594064Hm...either some folks have left us, or there is a consensus. Very well, 3 it would seem is the winner. You will be taking up a defensive position and waiting for Thanatos' attack. this way, you'll gain a bonus to defense and everything.>>41594159the gate still has Eurynome, who he does care about.>>41594367One of the coolest parts of the second game.
Thanatos is probably as delusional as that brain in Ivandi.He thinks he's Mother's equal. If he were, he wouldn't be facing us now.
>>41594399Damn, I just realized that Space Mine tech we ignored for so long now would have been PERFECT to have on hand. Unless Mentis can do a rush job and complete it before the attack happens.
>>41594459We can switch the minor research.
>>41594399The thing I liked best about the Loa was that it wasn't about vengeance so much as pragmatism, unlike the Crow-guys, who were VENGEANCE PERSONIFIED.
>>41594399With that decided, next cycle, you will be facing down Thanatos, the final general of the UGEI. Regardless of the outcome, you can sense you're so very close to the answers you've sought after this entire time. Thanatos knows far more than he speaks of. You desire to know what it is he and Eurynome were hiding. For now, you have a cycle to prepare and you intend to do so to the best of your ability.>You will not be facing Thanatos this session, but instead, you now have some time to finish up a few matters before you fight him. What would you like to do?>>41594459Tech will be one of the last things we handle, don't worry. You might get lucky and you finish some of it in time.
>>41594500It's going to turn out that Eurynome was the one that first made us vulnerable to something like that Solar Flare, or even triggered it in the first place, so she would have a true equal / someone to kill her isn't it?
>>41594459>>41594500So basically there's still hope for us to recreate Banner of the Stars and mine everything into oblivion?
>>41594500How many Allies can we round up to help us hold the line? Can we put more Defensive gun platforms and battlestations than normal in that system?
>>41594500I can think of 2 things:1) Rally our allies to our defence, and provide last minute upgrades. Upgrade their weapons and defense tech, and harden their ships against hacking as much as possible. Provide light power armor power suits to increase survivability. Also, get the Malorians here too. Show them the fleet scans we got, scare them to send their fleet down here or they'll face them without us.2) Send out small raiding fleets to raid the surrounding systems and provoke a response. It's see what kind of ships their fleet is comprised of.
>>41594596I think it's time to start handing out the good stuff. At least to the UFW.
>>41594540I...have no idea what that is but it made me laugh pretty hard.And maybe so, yes. Like I said it really depends on a few factors at hand.>>41594531You make Eurynome sound like some sort of god, Consciousness anon. I don't...oh...whoops.Ain't gonna spoil anything, don't worry.>>41594551All of them will join you on the final line. Malorians, UFW, and even the Losirian empire. Only Mol will not join you, and well...that's because he likes to watch.>>41594596As with all 'upgrade allies' requests, I require consensus from more of you all to assure you want your allies on equal tech levels with you, in ship strength and firewall strength.>RaidThat, you can do if you like. Any specifics for the raid, or is it more about sturring up the hornet's nest?
We should rush antimatter, space mines, and fleet combat algorithms.
Program0, please never make us run into anything remotely like the Suul'ka / Lords of Winter, I don't think my heart can take the pain they would dish out.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoupNUyM9-8
>>41594644I don't expect Mol to send anything. I don't think he HAS anything he can sail to help us anyway. Well, We should at least inform him what is about to happen. I hate to say it, but yes, It is time to arm our allies up.>>41594683I don't think we have enough time to get to weaponize anti matter.
>>41593790Perpetual war to keep up the status quo and continued AI cooperation vote?
>>41594644I would like to land troops onto Azizos, but pull back if it would be too costly.Basically expend as little fleet power for maximum effect, try to analyze enemy ships and capture some if possible so we can spec it out and identify their strengths and weaknesses.Also, warn friendly rebels that the big battle is coming, so they can strike for maximum effect.Also, bring Mol on the line. Ask him questions about the Gate and what lies beyond it. Also a bounty on the enemy fleet composition and the technology and ships that comprise it. Information will give us a much advantage as possible.
>>41594727Ask Metis what would she need to weaponize anti-matter that the last minute. We may be able to barter for those resources.
>>41594644A raid on their C&C centers and planting troops on Azizors to find out what is going on there.
>>41594500Study Pallas's Leash Protocol.The possibility that it has a sleeper agent mode and that Ophion may find his own reactivated at a critical turning point can't be ignored.
>>41594794I think the only thing Metis needs is time and we can't give her that.
>>41594863There are ways to burn resources to accelerate work. May not be enough in this case, but we should still ask.
>>41594818>>41594839Initiate the Vulcan Mind Meld brother.
>>41594718I realize all too late how beautifully these guys would have worked as 'Elder Lightlings'...man.>>41594727Mol remarks on you sending him a message with a simple- albeit expected wording."I am well aware of your situation, Guildmaster. I wish you best of luck in securing your place in this sector of space.">>41594774More likely, your faction will splinter in several ways. But it may not even be a bad event, depending on how Ophion reacts to it.>>41594777>Land Troops on AzizosYou may attempt this, but you would need to get past the impressive defense platforms in place there.>Analyze incoming fleetsYou will have a full report as to what Thanatos' fleet is capable of next session, most likely, right before he arrives.>Warn friendly rebelsWill be done>MolYou contact him and seek to learn as much as you can about the Gate and Thanatos in general. Mol seems fine with answering some of your questions without pay for once, this time he begins."Beyond the gate is the greater part of humanity, I do believe, Guildmaster. I myself have never been there before, but it links to the spiral arm of the galaxy where earth is located, so I hear. Probably very dearly protected, if not at the gate, at least earth would be. The news of aliens really did inspire a militaristic fear in humanity in recent decades." He chuckles, shaking his head as he informs you of all this, pausing before adding."...Even I am not certain to what sort of technology they are using in Thanatos' fleet. It must be very new...or very secret. The fleet itself is the UGEI's best ships, fitted with their best weapons-the best money can buy them, anyway." He informs you.>>41594794Time, is sadly the correct answer. Weaponizing it rapidly would be incredibly unstable and dangerous.>>41594818You've already scanned her and, for all you can tell, there is none left. The only way to scan deeper is the 'mind meld' described earlier, which is somewhat dangerous to developed A.I.
>>41594944>there is none left.Except he can't think about his origin without hurting.That didn't just disappear for no reason.
Personally, I think Thanatos' shields were like Asgard/Lanteans shields, as in "Oh hey, we just put the exact amount of power we are being hit with into the shields at the exact moment impact happens and they cancel each other out!" type bullfuck, in which case the only way to get through it is to either overpower it completely by maxing out their reactors, or fuck up their reactors by screwing with the power draw something terrible.
>>41594969That it did not.As I said, you're welcome to try other methods to study Pallas. I am merely telling you it imparts a bit of risk.
>>41594944How about this to Mol. "If we fail and fall to UGEI, you will be the last one left to know who we are and what we did. Remember us well.."Also, how many Lightings can we corral for this fight?
>>41595074Forget the Lightlings already....Except for science purposes.>>41594944Try to hold conversations with the Space Dolphins about the Rift. Try to query them about it as much as we can. Especially the Great One who has seemingly never entered it.Also, ask Metis if she has any theories on methods to survive the alien laws of physics we observed as a research subject.
>>41594944Ask Mol a couple more questions:1) In his opinion, is it worth the risk to keep the gate intact and open, or would he feel more conformable destroying it.Or he values his business interests too much, so he doesn't want it destroyed?2) Does there seem to be any evidence that the UGEI fleet is manned, or does it seem to be all drones? Check if there are any indicators that people are manning the ships.>>41595074Is is possible to bring fungal pods to this fight? Or pre-infect our ships so Saylor can still help us control them if comms go down? (This can be an only one time thing, we can spray the fungicide if they get out of control after the battle)
>>41595009I realized I built up a large Image file for just this quest. And I have used so little of it these last many months.>>41595116There are likely tens of thousands of them in this sector. if we can move a few hundred of them can be an important asset for us. >>41595147Use the fungal pods? hum. Not a bad Idea, but risky too. using crystals to grow on them might be a better option.
>>41595074Mol regards your sentiment with a sort of chuckle, as he reaches to stroke his jaw, as if thinking, before adding."You will go down as one of my more amusing clients, yes, you need not worry. It would be rather difficult to forget such an impressive...one such as yourself.">>41595116>Question LightlingsThat is not quite possible. You can communicate with them, but complex explanation, or details like that are a bit beyond you.>Rift"I do have a few theories, but nothing so far as traveling through it. But...surviving for a few moments is indeed possible. Enough to gather more data at least.">>41595147Mol regards you with a bit of confusion, before saying."Why would I want the Gate destroyed? It leads to some of my very key clients, after all.">Manning the shipsThat is one matter that is rather interesting. From what spy records you can gather, it's a mix. There are people in the fleet, or at least they appear to be, but a lot of the fleet is also automatedd, so say your predictions.>Fungal guidance systemsThat is sadly not likely to be successful. Saylor's fungus requires a core to instruct it, one that's nearby. Short of storing a Saylor on one of your ships, this likely wouldn't work very well.>>41595196Heh, I really should have done an image search ages ago to find good pictures, but I never got around to it.
>>41595196No it wouldn't. They would be marginal at most.
>>41595196>>41595252Can we ask Metis to create explosively growing crystal variant? Load them up on missiles, have them produce crystal gas, boom.
>>41595277So you want to...Liquidize the Tiberium?sorry I had to. Sadly, I don't think the composition of the crystal would make them explode, necessarily. You could like, put them in explosives, so they spread around where they land, but that's slightly different.
>>41595267Everything counts at this point. It's all in now.>>41595277That... That is a good Idea! Missiles that are more like needles that inject the crystals deep inside the ships and get them to grow fast. Awesome idea anon!
>>41595327Out of curiosity, is it possible to move forward to the next cycle, since you planned on the possibility of a major battle? Or is it too much work to do 2 cycles in one thread?
>>41595404I would, but it's too late to get into a fight like this, I feel like-it'll drag late into the night and I want as many people as possible to be able to be here for it too on top of things.Sorry if this one felt a bit short because of that-but I just want to say, it always feels good coming back. I feel like everyone's always ready for the next one, no matter how much I delay.Feels good man.>It would seem most of what you want to do will rely on resolving the next thread-with the exception of the raid suggested, but in order to do that you'd either need to try and rush past the defenses at Azizos with a really fast ship, or try and burst them down. I'll leave it up to you guys if you want to do either, or just worry about Azizos later.>In the mean time, may as well do the tech slots real quick, before it gets too late.-R & D--Primary:--Secondary:--Tertiary:--Quaternary: Ship Weapon Replication & Advancement 50%--Minor: Propaganda III: 75%Pick three techs from http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:A.I._Quest#ResearchThe most popular ones will be the ones filling the slots.
>>41595500Primary:Space MinesSecondary: Diffusion ShieldingTertiary: Explosives Research II
>>41595500Primary: 'Carnage' Superweapon Wreckage StudySecondary: Combat AlgorithmsTertiary: Anti-Matter Power CoresSwitch minorMinor: Space Mines
>>41595500Crystal Alien CommunicationLightling Language IIPolarized Weapons
>>41595563>>41595697>>41595729Damn...only space mines in common.Let's wait a bit more and see what others pick.
>>41595500Sight question Progam0, do you still check the 1d4chan page every so often? >>41595697We need the space mines now, if we swap out the minor, it'll be like it would start from 0% although I can see and would support the Algorithms for secondary.
>>41595770>spoilersYup. Not as often as I use to, but I generally check it every week or so. More often if there's conversation there.
>>41595770I chose 'Carnage' Superweapon Wreckage Study as primary because it dealt with wormholes, which might help negate black holes.Combat Algorithms so our ships can still be effective even if communication is cut off.Anti-Matter Power Cores because it's been pushed back far too long. We can do amazing things once we have effectively unlimited power.
>>41595500Anti-Crystal Guardian WeaponryCruiser Cloaking GeneratorLightling Language II
>>41595784I intend to continue to write about this quest even if or when it is done until I can catch up. I'll post what I complete up on there as I do so. >>41595817The carange as anti black hole? It might work, but Metis said it would be a long hard work to complete. Likely not enough time to complete it. The anti-matter cores is understandable, but those things are still risky of damaged.>>41595819We don't need anti-crystal tech now.
>"I do have a few theories, but nothing so far as traveling through it. But...surviving for a few moments is indeed possible. Enough to gather more data at least."So why not run another mission there tonight testing those theories in practice for that mad data?How much data does she need to unlock a proper research subject on the rift?
So the choices seem to be...I>Space Mines>Carnage Superweapon Wreckage Study>Crystal Alien Communication>Anti-Crystal Guardian WeaponryII>Diffusion Shielding>Combat Algorithms>Lightling Language II>Cruiser Cloaking GeneratorIII>Explosives Research II>Anti-Matter Power Cores>Polarized Weapons>Lightling Language IIWith only one or two reoccuring ones...hm.If none of you want to agree on a consensus, I may need to roll for random choice. Just wanna make sure before I do some thing rash.
>>41595879>How much?Just a bit, really. I will actually probably do that as one last thing before I close out for the night-just wanted to get the tech stuff outta the way.
>>41595876>nowResearch gets unlocked in the future, where their terror is law.But fine.>>41595891I'll change the vote for Anti-Crystal Guardian to a vote for Crystal Alien Communication then.
>>41595891fine.1:Space Mines2:Combat Algorithms3:Anti-Matter Power Cores
>>41595916Fine, I can compromise on this. Close enough, although I really want carnage research, but I'll compromise.
Alright then, let's see...That means...>Primary: Space Mines>Secondary: Combat Algorithms>Tertiary: Anti-Matter Power CoresDoes that seem right/acceptable to you good people?
>>41595916Combat Algorithms is the worst choice really.Crystal Alien Communication and their weird slippery signals have been put off far too long.
>>41595947Switch out Combat Algorithms for something more unique than just a bonus to combat rolls. Crystal Alien Communication.
Since there seems to be a bit of contention, I'll hold a vote for the second slot.>1 Combat Algorithms>2 Crystal Alien communications>3 Carnage Superweapon Study
Wait, guys, I arrived late but I need to bring something to your attention:Program0 has been hammering that Thanatos really likes his Eurynwhatever girlfriend, right?How about we parley with Thanatos, and tell him if he abandons the field of battle, both he and Eurynwhatever can go free.After all, our problem is with the UGEI; not him.Unless I'm missing something.
>>41596014>2 Crystal Alien communications
>>41595947Yes, Lets do those.>>41595930hey, If we had more time, i would put that up, but we don't. so I would rather have a completed tech than an half done one when the fight starts.>>41595990Crystal talk isn't going to help in this fight. I might have an Idea of what you are aiming for, but again, we are lacking time to complete it.>>41595961If we don't win this fight, no one will ever figure out about the crystals. >>41596014>1 Combat Algorithms
>>41596014>1 Combat Algorithms>>41596045I guess I agree.
>>39148594>>41596045We are lacking time to complete anything.Whatever is chosen will not be unlocked nearly fast enough to matter in the Thanatos fight anyway. Preparing for inevitable future fights like the Esharetheans or the possible ire of the Mother Lode is better. Research is a long game, not a short one.>>41596014>2 Crystal Alien communications
>>41596073Anon, we are getting close to the end of this quest. We are not going to have a long game here.
>>41596014>1 Combat Algorithms
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>41596014Well, I'll be...split down the middle.Alright, time for rolls to speed this up a tad.>1 Combat Algorithms>2 Crystal Alien Communication
>>41596124>>41596120huh. I predicted the future/past.Neat. Combat A. it is.And now, for Metis' ventures into the rift...>Writing
>>41596014While we are doing last minute stuff, can I have a production request and a thing to put to a vote1) Production request:can we focus production on Windowmakers this cycle, like around 400 or something like that. Here is my line of thought:Even if one can use gravitational forces to redirect attacks, light and lasers are still the most difficult to redirect. So one way to counter it is to stagger fire Widowmakers.Once the first laser is fired, we can calculate the gravitational forces needed to redirect them. Then we can take these gravitational forces into consideration and aim the second laser such that it lands a direct hit. Once the gravitational field is altered again we repeat the process. We can fire more Widowmakers faster than Thanatos can reposition the gravitational fields and it will either lead to his destruction, drain his power, or wear out his technology.But only if we have enough Windowmakers to fire for continuous effect.2) Vote to upgrade alliesWe need our allies to be a benefit, not a liability. For this one fight, we upgrade their weapons, defense, and firewall technology to our level so they don't get hacked against us or get burned like paper.
>>41596252I can agree with both requests there.
>>41596143"You've made mention you've studied the data acquired from the last...venture into the rift, haven't you, Metis?" You inquire about to her, as your fleets prepare themselves for the fight to come."I have, yes. I witnessed a very adverse reaction, most likely due to the intense levels of radiation and gravity near the rift itself, and anything passing through it. Almost like a burst blood vessel, attempting to seal itself up again. Of course, the more it is...agitated, let's say, the larger it grows and the more powerful the forces at work. That aside...I have prepared an experimental model that I desire to send through the rift. I wish to see if my calculations were correct and I can witness what lies beyond." She states, clearly quite intrigued by the phenomenon. You are too, to a degree-after all, it could very well lead to a whole other part of the universe-or be a universe in and of itself.With Metis' help, you prepare the experiment and ready all the surveillance equipment you can fit on the ship. It will likely not survive the trip, but it will all be worth it if it can bypass the barrier. Mol watches eagerly alongside you, as it approaches the massive rift-dozens of Lightlings diving all around the edges of the rift, and your ship, before dipping into the rift itself and vanishing before your eyes. Thankfully, they seem more preoccupied with it than your ship.You watch silently as the outer hull of the ship-fitted with different metals and fitted to withstand far greater pressures than normal-pushes through the lip of the rift. Energy crackles and pops around the outer rim of it, and quickly begins to escalate, growing louder and more violent the further your ship makes it through. Still, your ship remains, although it is being horribly damaged in the process-rapidly melting hull, on top of being nearly snapped in half by the crushing force.
>>41596252Some Widowmakers, maybe. Dunno if they're better than Pelasgus.Not the other thing.
>>41596503Suddenly, your sensors are blinded by bright light-and you can see beyond, if only for a brief moment. It is, however, long enough to gather visual data, as well as readings of the world beyond...before the ship in question is utterly crushed and absorbed as a sort of dust ring around the rift itself.Metis begins analysis immediately, and tells you the results are somewhat telling, yet bizarre too. The area beyond the rift is almost certainly a nebula, dense and cloudy, difficult to see further than a few light years, at least at first glance. Possibly the reason Lightlings gather here. Another thing of note was the fact that, what gravity you did sense from the otherside was far stronger than the gravity on this side of the rift. Either there is a blackhole near the opposite end of the rift you cannot see-or the laws of gravity do not behave properly on the other end. Whether or not it is another universe at all is...unclear, but wherever this rift leads is clearly not a normal part of the galaxy. Metis turns to you."I have limited data acquired on this subject but...I will attempt to answer questions or predictions for you, if you wish."
>>41596252>Focus on Widowmakersyou can certainly build a fair bit more of them, yes. If you want the whole cycle dedicated to them though I'll need to hold a vote. Which way do you prefer? >Upgrade alliesI actually meant to do this earlier, but I shall here, one final time, to see what the consensus is.>Will you share your technology with your allies, and put them on equal level with your ships in power, so they may help you fight better?>1 Yes>2 No
>>41596519Did we even land in our own universe on that other side?
>>41596519No apparent relation to hyperspace?No sign of the lost Lightlings on the far side?If the gravitational constant differs, the gravity of the ship itself on itself would differ, right?
>>41596556>1 YesWe need our allies on the top shape.
>>41596556>1 YesAnd after this vote I guess we can vote on Widowmaker production (still the same person)
>>41596559"I...do not believe so. Or at least, it is a part of our universe under great duress." she explains.>>41596573"Hyperspace may indeed be related-but I cannot be sure. Most hyperspace mechanisms are designed to protect the ship from entering such a place. The environment inside does match what is necessary however-if moving through it is far more efficient than normal, then it may indeed be hyperspace.""As for the other Lightling creatures-I did not spot them in that instance. Perhaps they're within the cloud? I am uncertain.""Would the ship have made it all the way through, that is likely true yes. The rift itself merely tore it apart before it could enter fully."
>>41596598>>41596629I'm not worried about giving away weapons technology, since we have unlimited resources now and Metis will outtech them soon anyways.
>>41596556>1 YesIt won't hurt us now.
>>41596644So why not strip off the safeties when sending ships into hyperspace and see what happens?
>>41596556>Give tech to allies winsWow, I never thought I'd see the day...heh.This will make for an interesting meeting before the battle, I think.>>41596755because if you do that, they merely explode, disappear and lose contact, or fail to jump. It's...not exactly easy to get into hyperspace and stay there without exploding.
>>41596644Relation to the UGEI Gate?We've seen signs of an ancient civilization that created Lightlings. Imagine if they came from there?Or if the ones claiming to be 'eternal' dated from that era.
>>41596812"It does seem like it's related to whatever the Gate may use to travel such a distance...but I would need further data to find our for certain, I am afraid." She says, clearly somewhat frustrated by this fact.>Also, one last vote just to be sure>1 Focus on Widowmakers next production cycle>2 Focus on Battleships instead, with Widowmakers as a close second.
>>41596776Also might as well give them all the intel we have on Thanatos's ship. We don't need to lose unnecessary ships due to allied ignorance.So, Windowmaker vote now?
>>41596860>1 Focus on Widowmakers next production cycleWe'll probably need that many because of my plan:>>41596252
>>41596860>2 Focus on Battleships instead, with Widowmakers as a close second.They're nice but we need big bara machines too. We need both.
>>41596860So how do we create our own rift then?
>>41596884>>41596929Not such a huge fan of Battleships, since ships like Thanatos's are designed for big ship combat.Also, Widowmaker always have punched above their weight class, just damn gas expensive. Which is no longer an issue.
>>41596860>2 Focus on Battleships instead, with Widowmakers as a close second.
>>41596950Well, the one you're studying was an accident so...perhaps with a little bit of work, and some more study, you might?>>41596860> 2 appears to be the winner here.Very well.
>>41596860Where would Mol have gotten information that we don't have about this rift? He seems to have a great deal more reasons for thinking it's important....Want to put a worm in Mol's apple?
>>41597050Want to offer him a research trade? We give him this for some other information we might be interested in?
With your studies on the rift growing a tad more interesting, but one of the most devastating fights on the horizon, you decide to call for your allies. The factions you've worked so hard to grow closer too over all this time. You hope they, of anyone, will stand with you in this time of need, as the hour in which you will truly defeat the UGEI of this sector draws near.It will not be long now. The pieces are in place. It is up to Thanatos to make the first move.[End Thread]Thank you good folks for joining me, and I wanna say I'm sorry bout the delays. Writer's block is lame man. I hope you enjoyed what we got to do here today as much as I have though, and I'll be around, as always, for any questions comments and concerns, until the thread dies. >@AIQuest1 for twitter updates>Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Program0 And...well yeah. I do mean what I say when I thank you all for coming. this wouldn't be possible without you good folks.
>>41597117God no. That would be foolish to tip your hand that you're after what he knows.If it were up for sale he would be trying to make that deal himself. It obviously isn't for sale anymore than his parents' vital organs are.
>>41597142Old People Memories Discrepancy Hunt when?Logically there's no reason not to try.All these NPCs' backstories can't stay mysterious forever.
>>41597142Is the next thread going to be next week, or 2 weeks?Also, can we request to rent out the UFW shipyards, or they probably need them to perform upgrades?
>>41597167Old people memory anon, you kill me every time with this heh.Had I the time to write out an interesting backstory for a group of 100+ old people, I would surely love to do it.
>>41597181Probably 2 weeks, but I'll let you know if that changes. Recently had a string of birthday events I had to go to, so I might be freeer than normal this week. We shall see.>UFW shipyardsThey'll be for upgrades, I can assure you.
>>41597142Thanks for running nigga.
>>41597142I'm glad you do all of this for all of us. So what do you think of my chapters I had put up so far? What do you think of this quest getting novelized?
>>41597142>>41597224Yeah, really things for running.
>>41597195I was referring to Mol and Red and Moira, all of which have had their origins shrouded in mystery.It's really less 100 people's backstories than finding the outline of Mol's in the gaps when you piece the others together with public records.Like the arrow in the fedex logo.
>>41597224>>41597233Anytime. you're all quite fun to run for...when you know, I can actually write worth a damn.>>41597228I'd say it's more like we do it together honestly.As I am the writer, I don't personally feel like it's good enough for a novel or anything. But you're welcome to do what you like, Consciousness anon.>>41597250Oooh. That, I can probably do for you without much issue. I thought you still referred to the old people colony you found way back when.Perhaps more about Mol will come to light, though. We shall see...
>>41597305But it's both.You record the elderlies' life stories, contrast with public records, and see if they remember someone who died or does not exist, who might be Mol's original identity before he erased himself or faked his death or whatever.Since he clearly has a connection to someone there.
>>41597305>>41597142As always it is a pleasure being on this crazy ride with you Program! Thanks for yet again another thread!
>>41597365The thing about that matter is, it's not so clear cut how he is related to anyone there-mostly because a lot of the people there had sons/daughters that left and are recorded as dead. >>41597385You're very welcome, thank you for joining me.
>>41597305We should continue this later over on the 1d4chan page. I have a few thoughts I wanted to bounce off of you.>>41597385Captain, I swear you have been here as long as I have.
>>41597250>>41597305>>41597365Ooh, good catch. Because Mol is one of the most mysterious forces in this war so far.Which reminds me, I remembered the really old theory where Mol is the puppet master behind all the scenes. Now seems more plausible than ever.Out of curiosity, what do the different fractions call the current war?
>>41597472The Malorians hadn't stopped fighting with the UGEI for over a 100 years or some long amount of time. Not sure how the others would name this fight.
>>41597472I wish so badly I was better at coming up with cool names than I actually am right now...My guess right now is probably...>Malorians: The Great Uprooting>UFW: The Galactic Civil Uprising>Losirians: The Blood Feud>UGEI: Damn Rebel scum. (The Revolt maybe)Although, if someone were to suggest a much better sounding name, perhaps suddenly the annals of history would change all of a sudden out of nowhere...
>>41597544>Thanatos: "A Tuesday."
>>41597544You didn't say what the UGEI named this sector did you.
>>41597615I don't think it's ever come up, actually...huh.now I am trying to think of a bunch of stuff like that-subtle details and junk.How does Arman's Expanse sound? Arman had a lot of stuff named after him, so why not the sector too.
>>41597576Also: Yeah pretty much.
>>41597662Sure, sounds good enough for me. Well, good enough for a local star system cluster.
>>41597544The UFW and citizens of Guild Worlds will probably call this the Gilded Age. It works on several levels.-It's a pun named after the Guild.-It's seen as a golden age for humans-But it also reflects deep seated paranoia that the Guild, who have a near perfect reputation, might be fucking sinister underneath their gold plating.
>>41597688Oh yeah, I didn't include how the Guild's citizens saw the war...You know, that's perfect actually, I agree.The Guild is your friend we promise.
>>41597662I just realized, there might also be other uprisings in other isolated sections of the border worlds as well and we just don't know about it yet.
>>41597715There almost certainly are, yes.
>>41597715>>41597738I am certain the UGEI is a shell from which the Eternals operate in. It's kinda like the theory in KOTOR II where the Republic is the shell around the Jedi. Once the Jedi are gone, the Republic is nothing but an empty shell.The UGEI is just a governing framework the Eternals use. It can be replaced, eventually.
Have a good night everybody!
>>41597950Good night, fine anon.
>>41598013 Are you really planning to end this quest soon, or just shifting it into a new phase?
>>41598062After the final part regarding the main plot is done, I'll probably do an epilogue thread or two, discussing what happens afterwards and answering questions you find out later on.But otherwise, yeah, I suppose it is getting really close.
>>41598085I will say that the world/universe setting you crated Program0 Is absolutely amazing. hence, one of the main reason I got back into writing in the first place. It feels as wide and diverse as the Star Wars setting.
>>41598161Heh, well thank you, but I think you give me too much credit. And besides, you guys all helped me make this as much as I made it myself, I feel like. I hope the ending will be satisfying for all involved.
>>41598186After this, are you thinking of running another quest in the future?
>>41598300I am honestly not sure. Perhaps, but not soon afterwards. If I do I would probably make a post about it on twitter-I don't intend to ever just delete that profile anyway, so I'll get messages and junk.
>>41598344I understand that you'll want a break and need to build up the next bug thing. I would hate the thought that you would slip off into the unknown never to be heard from again after you had created is quest.
>>41598395Nah. The twitter thing sends me emails, so I'll usually find them.
>>41598429I'll have to figure out how to use that, I have no other means to contact you other wise.
>>41598468Well, if it's important, sending something on twitter will work for emergencies. Otherwise, the wiki is fine, I do check it now and then for updates like I said.
>>41598486Alright then. I'll leave a message on the wiki this weekend. Probably by Sunday. Night Program0.
>>41598551Alrighty. Good night kind anon.