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    97 KB Corp Quest 14 - The Aftermath Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:08 No.5864165  
    Previous Thread:

    Day 24, Month 2

    37,651.1 tons
    27,401 fuel

    +1395 tons/day
    -1003 fuel/day

    Active Mines: 9 + Mothership

    Active Pockets: 39

    Available Mines: 83

    Available Gas Pockets: 27

    You have 1215 slaves in your habitats. You also have the former leader of this Uni-Peace cell in solitude in a seperate habitat.
    AlphaRange has sent you a crate full of expensive alcohol.
    AlphaRange wants to talk with you.

    You have recieved submersible technology from TradeStar. You now owe 37500 TONS.
    You have recieved Decontaminant and Gamma technology from Lemmington Pharmaceuticals.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:12 No.5864225
    Talk with AlphaRange, get drones (if we have any spare) on gathering gas from the pockets.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:14 No.5864259
    Each gas harvesting team produces a profit of +145.

    You can produce 13 harvesting teams in a day, and not produce anything else.

    This will raise you fuel income to:

    +882 fuel/day.

    Do or don't?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:14 No.5864268
    Ask Lemmington if the would mind if we would postpone any further offensive against Uni-Peace until the next month.

    In the mean time, I would like to expand our mining base on both fuel and minerals.

    Furthermore, we should send scouts to the remaining Uni-Peace holdings and start to launch missiles at larger gatherings of troops and infrastructure to keep them in disarray.

    Rebuild any losses we sustained in the conflict with Uni-Peace and rebuild our missile supply.

    Finally, let us build 50 submersible prospectors and send them off as soon as they are built.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:14 No.5864272
    Talk to AplhaRange

    Start construction of submersible drones for scouting and mining.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:16 No.5864285

    Please do.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:18 No.5864325
    Do that on day 25. For day 24 make some subs and start scouting.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:21 No.5864365
    Waiting for agreement.

    Anyway, AlphaRange has this to say:

    "We're changing the deal. For every 1000 slaves you deliver - race does not matter - we offer one piece of technology. Call it a rip-off, but we've decided.
    "In order to leave this planet, our slave quota must reach 50,000 in a six-month period. We currently possess 5,984 slaves. If you can help us bring that quota up to the full fifty-kay, we'll be out of here and we're offering you our Eastern territory. The rest'll be abandoned for you to claim.
    "Also, give us the slaves you currently have and we'll share our EMP technology - we've encountered the virus again - there's fucking loads of it to the Southwest."
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:23 No.5864387
    Making 50 heavy submersibles and also building 10 harvesting teams.

    Raises fuel/day to:
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:23 No.5864393
    Or convert preexisting drones if that's cheaper.

    Based on the last thread, I'd like to order some fusion batteries with our surplus TONS and have them ready to power some COLOSSUS drones. This will insanely increase our income, even if it's initially expensive.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:24 No.5864404

    Also, let's deactivate our combat drones for the time being (I'm assuming we're not chasing after Uni-Peace) and produce 50 submersible samplers, and 5 Submersible construction drones.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:25 No.5864412
    I'd like to get shock collars from AR. If there are any scientists or engineers from Uni-Peace, they could be useful. I don't think we really need their EMP tech anymore.

    Also, anyone else interested in stocking a few dozen batteries, and eventually runnin a Collosus off of them?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:25 No.5864414
    I agree.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:26 No.5864420
    That'll have to wait for next month when we purchase the HCF, colossus,etc.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:27 No.5864426
    "We're not concerned with buying EMP at this time. However, we still had an offer on the table regarding helicopter technology that we'd be interested in pursuing. We'd be obliged if you'd keep to that current deal, and in return we'll devote more of our resources to helping you with your goal, instead of taking offense at the drastically increased price per tech."
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:27 No.5864437
    Oh, and by the way:

    Gaia was a Powered Armour Colossus with 6x Explosive Bolters, 6x Lasers, 6x Artillery, 12x gravity gun and 2x kinetic shield.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:28 No.5864441


    Seconding this.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:28 No.5864445

    Can be breed the natives to help AlphaRange reach it's quota?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:28 No.5864450
    Have we brought it back to base yet?

    Have the tech labs work on his generator and the shields.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:30 No.5864470
    No we don't. We have a directional gun that shoots a cone of EMP; which is not the same and not as useful.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:30 No.5864472
    (Note to fellow contractors: this means we can't assume a Colossus drone will be unstoppable. Although Gaia had a lot of jury-rigging, it still went down like a punk. Even with that, good thing we had the heat beams, or it would have been hitting us HARD with all that weaponry.)
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:31 No.5864481
    "You've found the motherlode of slaves, those little islands there. We can't just give away all of our technology for such a low price.

    "Listen, how about this. In exchange for this new deal, we give you 'copter technology and one other form of technology you want, then one tech per thousand, how about that?"
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:32 No.5864493
    We don't know what EMP they're offering, it could be the same. People are jumping onboard their offer when we already have tech that can do most of the job we need already. Frankly, getting flight for our drones is a much better idea. How about a chopper Colossus with a fusion battery?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:32 No.5864495
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    What are we going to do with our guest from Uni-Peace, currently in our care?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:32 No.5864497
    You'll know how cloaking fields and kinetic shields work by Day 28, Month 2.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:32 No.5864499
    The reason it went down is because it had joints. We've already elaborated on how bad an idea a bipedal design is. Which is why we have treads. Also, no one else has heat rays.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:33 No.5864506

    "Now we're speaking the same language! As always, it's a pleasure doing business with you."
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:33 No.5864512
    Start scouting all the islands to the east that we can.

    Requesting updated map.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:36 No.5864533
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    I have a few ideas. They involve some of that alcohol from AR, for starters...
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:36 No.5864546
    Damnit John we arn't going to play a game of pretend with you. Just drop it ok?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:38 No.5864557

    I also want to do this. Since we have to get the fusion batteries ordered shortly or wait an entire month, let's use the projected surplus and buy as many as we can. They'll pay for themselves in no time.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:38 No.5864558
    I thought that image was the cover of "I Am the Cheese" for a moment.
    >> John 09/14/09(Mon)22:39 No.5864569
    I'm just saying, I'd be willing to do my part for the company by housing her in my personal area, freeing up a habitat for other use.

    Oh, and I like shock collars. :D
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:40 No.5864582
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    Day 25, Month 2

    38,846.1 tons
    26,548 fuel

    +1395 tons/day
    +197 fuel/day

    You've discovered 12 new metal deposits.
    You've discovered 25 new gas pockets.

    You have recieved 'copter technology.
    You can still aquire one type of technology of your choice from AlphaRange.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:41 No.5864586
    I'm going to need to to record all interations with her for security reasons.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:42 No.5864598
    S70 butts in:
    "It might be handy to have a base down in the South."
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:42 No.5864599
    Build as many teams for gas collection as we can. Is the army (not the slavers) powered down for now back at base?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:43 No.5864602
    I want to place an order for 16 fusion batteries. I've checked, this is within our surplus, even being on the safe side just in case of minor difficulties. Plugging them into colossus drones (or even before we have those, we can still use them) will give us a major production boost and no corresponding gas decrease.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:44 No.5864621
    Please build the base between the base at the south eastern tip. That way it is between both factions to the south.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:45 No.5864625
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    Let's call Lemmington and ask if they can turn her into a catgirl. That should out for her, with all that eco-crap, as well as us. (My lack of Bad Guy Quest is showing, isn't it?)
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:45 No.5864629
    We can also use them to power builds and mining / gas operations to help cut down needs.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:46 No.5864636
    How about just 10 for now.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:46 No.5864640

    Second. This makes having Colossus choppers viable (5x normal gas is anything but viable otherwise... it's kind of ridiculous). We can have a colossus flying slave grabber for MASS slave grabs all on its own, then (in which case the superweapon gravity gun is a good thing to research). Or Colossus helicopter harvesters on the mothership working 24-7, able to relocate at a moment's notice. And of course colossus chopper combat drones.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:47 No.5864653
    Alright, if 16 is within our budget, I'd like to propose We make at least 6 of these combat drones, and the other 10 dedicated to our resource gathering. Or 8 and 8. Also, 70 should get one.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:48 No.5864659
    See, then we've got to wait a MONTH till we can get more. We can easily use all 16.

    How long till the modifications to the normal gravity gun are completed so that it's a dedicated slave snatcher gun? And if we've done that, how long would the research be to superweaponize it?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:49 No.5864661
    If we need more, we have to wait another 30 days. I'd like to have excess, since we can afford it.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:49 No.5864665
    They only act as haulers for slavery and ammunition purposes.
    Any hauler larger than superheavy is too big for mining or gas extraction.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:51 No.5864681
    Do slaves count as resources? Because these would be literally perfect for harvesting Monkey Island. They could just pluck natives from up high with their gravity guns after popping a few tear gas shells down. Well, as soon as we scout it and make sure that Uni-Peace hasn't fortified the area with anti-air, that is.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:51 No.5864684
    Flying artillery platforms that can reload themselves? FUCK YEAH.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:51 No.5864685
    What about transport? Could we cram a ton of VTOL light/medium drones into a Colossus copter and have a flying carrier?
    >> Subprocessor 625 09/14/09(Mon)22:51 No.5864686
    Let's get a base started in/on the ziggurat.

    Also, let's call up A-R's list 'o' tech and claim the second half of our reward.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:52 No.5864692
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:52 No.5864697
    Does a hauler = harvester?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:53 No.5864701
    Did we ever discover if any of the UP prisoners were scientists/engineers? If so, I want shock collars from AR. Hide the prisoners we want, and put em to work later.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:53 No.5864702
    That's awesome.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:53 No.5864703
    Completely possible, yes.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:54 No.5864707
    5864621 Here

    Changing to this about base building.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:54 No.5864711

    Could one of those carriers refuel it's drones with energy from it's fusion battery?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:55 No.5864717
    Oh nice idea.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:55 No.5864719
    No, since you killed off Centauri Synthetics, you do not have access to hauler-harvesters.

    You cannot have any harvester that's larger than heavy.
    You cannot have any sampler that's larger than heavy.
    You can't have any constructor that's larger than supermassive.

    Haulers, combat and transports can be any size.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:57 No.5864733
    >>5864711 here

    If not, could we add a second battery to the carrier for refueling purposes?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)22:58 No.5864739
    Fusion battery transports can act as a energy-chargers, yes.
    However, the drones must be designed to be charged at these transports - if the transport leaves them, they run out of energy after a day.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:58 No.5864740
    There goes my idea of actually making a dent in the amount of metal the mothership has by having flying colossus harvesters able to get at more of it.

    Taking out Centuri has really screwed us over. Maybe we should try to get them to send a new operation on-planet.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)22:59 No.5864749

    Can't we research that stuff by ourselves?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:00 No.5864753
    It seems like people like my carrier idea. I'm flattered. Anyway, is there some way we can work satellites and a HCF into the budget for next month? Orbital strike capability would give us a MASSIVE advantage over everyone on the surface.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:00 No.5864757
    Okay, unless AR is offering anything new for tech, I'm good with either shock collars or EMP (assuming it's different than ours). Even if it means sharing our own EMP advances with them.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:01 No.5864767
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    Rods from TradeStar?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:02 No.5864775
    Er, yeah. That's true. We should build some more Tech. Labs at the start of next month. Wasn't there an option to build a combo Tech. Lab (4 in one) that sped research without needing more scientists?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:03 No.5864790
    They're part of it. Colossus drones, HCF, satellite. We'll be able to make it all back with undersea exploration, and maybe with researching harvester-haulers so that we can have Colossus drones doing massive metal harvesting.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:04 No.5864792
    Four exam labs or four tech lab built in unison makes heavy exam lab or heavy tech lab. Research time is halved.

    Remember: If research time is 5 or less, scientists cannot reduce it any further.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:05 No.5864804
    Is there any possible way to adapt larger drones for resource extraction? Maybe adding smaller spider-type limbs , making the drones bulk irrelevant?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:06 No.5864809
    Or with that modified gravity gun that should be about done now.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:08 No.5864821
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    Day 26, Month 2

    40,041.1 tons
    32,084 fuel

    +1395 tons/day
    +6576 fuel/day

    Active Mines: 9 + Mothership

    Active Pockets: 62

    Available Mines: 110

    Available Gas Pockets: 49

    You have finished inventing the Gravity Snatcher.

    You have deactivated your combat drones.

    You have built HQ4 - with two construction facilities, two habitats one refinery and one storage facilities.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:08 No.5864826
    Why not use our tech lab to make a harvester-hauler hybrid while our examination labs should reverse-engineer the cloaking, shielding, and explosive bolt tech.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:09 No.5864839

    Could we build a few light flying scouts and send them to scout the unknown faction?
    >> Subprocessor 625 09/14/09(Mon)23:11 No.5864855
    Let's talk to AlphaRange.
    A: We want our second tech now, why not, and
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:11 No.5864858
    Build 5 mining teams for metals

    Keep searching the islands

    How is the slave gathering going?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:12 No.5864865
    AlphaRange is also offering:
    Shock Collars Technology
    EMP Technology
    Explosive Bolt Technology
    Skimmer Technology
    Sonic Technology
    Jericho Technology
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:12 No.5864872
    I agree that we should do this, but first I want it confirmed that it will let Colossus drones harvest.

    Also, begin researching the superweapon version of the gravity snatcher.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:13 No.5864882

    Could you be so kind and elaborate this "Jericho Technology"?
    >> Subprocessor 625 09/14/09(Mon)23:13 No.5864885
    plz for to explain how their version of EMP works, and what Jericho is, thanks.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:13 No.5864886
    >>Jericho Technology

    Wait, what's this now?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:15 No.5864908
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    What is a cute AI like you doing in a dirty place like this?

    Plasma - are we able to send a sub or a scout all the way to the crash site on the west end of the map?

    Also I would like to have a base built at the location pointed out on the map.
    >> SupernovaRU 09/14/09(Mon)23:15 No.5864912
    I'm betting Jericho Technology is similar to "Earthquake" shells, or some sort of seismic activity producing weapon, similar to the British Earthquake bomb in WW2 that would bury itself about 100 ft or so into the ground and then detonate.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:16 No.5864917
    The reason behind the base is to help have a refuel point and help expand / scout farther out.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:16 No.5864920
    Turret the 4th base as per the others, have 6 light flamer combat drones patrolling it and several heavy laser drones ready to be activated for backup.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:18 No.5864935
    I'm going to outline my Satellite Plan here before I sleep. First: Obviously, obtain the facilities to manufacture and launch satellites. Second: Make large satellites capable of holding heat rays and missiles. Third: Equip the satellite(s) with cloaking, making them difficult to locate. This effectively eliminates the chances of the satellite being shot down by a surface to orbit missile. In regards to the satellite's armament: Contrary to popular belief, tungsten rods are not better than warheads. The "Rods from God" system is discussed more often because WMDs are currently banned from earth orbit by the SALT treaties.

    tl; dr:
    Make awesome satellites, actual missiles are better than tungsten rods.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:20 No.5864959
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    The Jericho is a superweapn. Takes up 3 primary weapon slots and 2 auxiliary weapon slots.

    It comes with five rockets. After being fired, each rocket opens up to reveal the concealed payload of eight warheads.

    This allows you to bring missles to the battleground and with devastating effect.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:21 No.5864965
    The satellites do have anti-missile flares, it's been said. Cloaking would still be nice so that people wouldn't know they were there (or where they were), so that they could plan activities around their orbits (avoiding our eyes, in other words).

    We'd have to research those mods, I'd bet.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:21 No.5864966
    We should seal up the remaining tunnels that we find to prevent insurgents by the remaining hippies.
    A fun gun idea would use the gravity gun in repulsion mode and fling explosives at the target. It could be used with ball bearings to cause havoc.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:22 No.5864979
    Jericho it is.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:22 No.5864987
    So a multi-missile or cluster bomb?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:22 No.5864989
    Oh score.

    Is it significantly better than superweapon artillery in any way? Also, how is AR's EMP designed?
    >> Subprocessor 625 09/14/09(Mon)23:23 No.5864998
    Sold, by the man in the red and yellow.
    Jericho it is, shit shall be detonated.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:24 No.5865013
    Superweapon artillery has much more ammunition, but much less devastating payload.

    AR EMP doesn't function as a gun - instead, it needs to be put inside a shell or a missle.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:24 No.5865017
    Good Idea. A foot hold out in the water should come in handy.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:25 No.5865023
    Multi-missile? Fucking sold! MIRV weapons are the best kind of weapons.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:26 No.5865029
    Cool, we'll buy EMP with the next batch then. Jericho is just too cool to skip.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:27 No.5865046
    methink pissing of AR would be VERY bad
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:29 No.5865062
    They just said they want off the planet. We're their only way of obtaining said goal quickly.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:31 No.5865097
    Can we skip several days, to the next month? Unless something comes up, we are pretty set with our purchases and plans. Just keep expanding the undersea operations with scavengers and harvesters as appropriate. Also build another 45 superheavy amphibious combat-haulers, and equip those and the other 30 with gravity snatchers and tear gas versions of the flamethrowers.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:31 No.5865099
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    Day 27, Month 2

    41,236.1 tons
    40,495 fuel

    +1395 tons/day
    +8436 fuel/day

    Active Mines: 9 + Mothership

    Active Pockets: 75

    Available Mines: 127

    Available Gas Pockets: 46

    TradeStar wants to know if you want to purchase any additional produces. Your debt is currently at 37500 and two scientists will be coming at the end of the month. AFTER TODAY YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ORDER ANYTHING FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH EXCLUDING SCHEMATICS.
    You're also informed that the Hajjar Operations Manager will be coming down to chat with you.

    Base 5 is constructed, following the build of Base 4.

    You recieve Jericho schematics.

    You send 5 light 'copter samplers into the claimed territory East of HQ3.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:32 No.5865106
    On that note, what is the status of our slaver drones? And have we already shipped off our slaves to AR?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:33 No.5865122
    "We want 16 fusion batteries, please."
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:34 No.5865133
    Make 20 SH Jericho drones.

    Make 250 Jericho missles.

    Restock all current missles types to 20 of each kind.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:35 No.5865136
    How is the slave operation coming along?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:35 No.5865141
    Your slaver drones haven't been activated or armed yet, they're disabled with the rest of the combat drones.

    All slaves excluding the leader have been shipped to AR.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:36 No.5865147

    How is our guest?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:36 No.5865148
    Do this after the month progresses, please. Let's hold off on massive building until then.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:36 No.5865150
    Make 5 more mining teams
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:37 No.5865161
    Do the math, make sure we can afford to get the batteries and still build this. Otherwise, postpone jericho production until the 1st.
    >> Subprocessor 625 09/14/09(Mon)23:37 No.5865166
    I don't think we'll be able to afford that, come end of month.

    Let's not have her visible when our boss is here. Why we have a random terrorist woman tied up in a shed is not a conversation that's likely to have a healthy end for our paychecks.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:37 No.5865167
    >>5865133 Here

    I agree with >>5865148
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:37 No.5865170
    "That raises your debt to 45500. You ready to pay that? If not, we won't be very pleased.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:38 No.5865180
    We can afford it, the math's been done, even with some to spare. Just hold off on any massive projects until the next month.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:39 No.5865184
    No more purchases until after the first. Well need the metal for any build up and let's not piss off our employers when we have to pay them.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:39 No.5865187
    Make that only 8 for now please.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:39 No.5865190
    Make that 15. By my math, we'll end up 80 metal short. Also, don't build anything until post-pick up.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:40 No.5865199
    Guys we can't afford it. With our production as is we'll reach just bellow that.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:41 No.5865205
    Agreed, 15.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:41 No.5865206

    Crap, we spent a lot more than I budgeted in the initial math. Make it 15, we'll use them all.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:41 No.5865207
    That is a bad idea. Lets just go with what we have for now. If anything only 2 to 4 batteries.

    We are going to need some starting metal. We don't make that much per day after all.

    Once we expand our metal mines we should be ok.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:42 No.5865214
    I'll admit it, I have been making rough estimates of the stuff you've been making in terms of tons. Just did the maths and I have actually been taking way too much from you.

    Your current metal is raised to:
    42,236.1 tons
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:42 No.5865219
    We really shouldn't spend all the metal
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:43 No.5865226
    Look, 30 days is practically an eternity. We're going to be wanting more batteries as it is. The things are bloody useful. I say 15.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:44 No.5865234
    Ok 15 it is.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:44 No.5865241
    She's irritated, but alive and well and eating the food she's given. She's been completely silent.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:45 No.5865248
    Continue solitary confinement, don't attempt to initiate contact, ignore it if she initiates contact. Given enough time, she'll be begging for human interaction.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:46 No.5865251
    Well with the little boost in tons I am willing to stop saying no and agree to 15.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:47 No.5865263
    "Sixteen it is. That debt'll be 45500. Judging by the values you've given you should... just about make it. You're playing it way too close to the chest to be decent employees. Wise up, shitheads."
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:48 No.5865270
    15, so that we can keep making minor expansions to undersea operations with the last few days of the month.

    Query: is a hauler-harvester hybrid able to be built at colossus size?
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:49 No.5865278
    Just in case we run short, we we dismantle some of our drones to make up for the difference?
    And since we are going to get the fusion batteries, well need to put one in each base we have to reduce fuel costs.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:49 No.5865279
    Build as many mining teams as we can so we can try to get out metal count up before the end of the month.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:49 No.5865281

    >>"Sixteen it is."
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:50 No.5865287
    All units that guard the base can be recharged from the battery. So all units that are being used as defense can stay active at all times. I like this plan!
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:51 No.5865290
    No, only combat-haulers, hauler-transports, combat-transports and these individuals ones.

    Yes, it's possible to invent larger-than-heavy harvesters but it'll take 30/15 days, at tech labs / heavy tech labs respectively.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:52 No.5865298
    What exactly is a transport's job? Hauling people in comfort?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:53 No.5865301
    15, then.

    Skipping to Day 30, then.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:53 No.5865307
    I think it'd be worth inventing colossus harvesters.

    The gravity snatcher science complex got to work on superweaponing the device, right?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:54 No.5865309
    A transport carries other drones at a faster rate than a drone would travel at. Also ferries non-amphibious or non-flying stuff around.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:54 No.5865311
    Since fuel is becoming less of an issue, I would like to vote that our undersea mining operations focus more on metal than gas.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/14/09(Mon)23:56 No.5865332
    Correct. Should be complete by Day 1, Month 3.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:57 No.5865339

    Oooh, and the tech is only 1000 TONS... I'm loving the carrier idea. We'll have an expensive initial month, but with enough progress we should make all that back.
    >> Anonymous 09/14/09(Mon)23:59 No.5865345
    Stop buying shit we cannot afford. I move that no more purchases until the first of next month.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:00 No.5865359

    Requesting we move to day 30.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:02 No.5865377
    Day 30, Month 2

    1421.1 tons
    65928 fuel

    +1395 tons/day
    +8461 fuel/day

    Active Mines: 9 + Mothership

    Active Pockets: 75

    Available Mines: 153

    Available Gas Pockets: 79

    The transport ship has arrived and has taken your tribute. Also, the Head of Hajjar Affairs has arrived and wishes to discuss the situation with you.

    Your debt's reset to 2500.

    Research of cloaking technology and kinetics shields is complete.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:03 No.5865383
    Shift 25 gas groups to metal mining please.

    Also lets hear what the dude has to say.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:03 No.5865385
    Ok, what does he have to say?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:05 No.5865401
    Install a Kinetic Shield along with a fusion battery on our bases. And don't we have personal Power Armor for us? If we do we should install the cloak on them and Samson 70's armored unit if he wants.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:05 No.5865409
    Okay, here's my plan (subject to change depending on what the man from corporate says).

    Heavy Construction Facility - 15000 TONS
    Colossus - 20000 TONS
    Satellite - 15000 TONS
    VTOL - 5000 TONS
    Transport - 1000 TONS

    56000 TONS total. Quite doable, we almost made that much this month even with building a drone army.

    This gives us MASSIVE superiority in combat with huge boosts to intelligence gathering (satellites) and air superiority + rapid response (Colossus helicopter carriers with VTOL drones). We make sure to equip our carriers with shielding, and we equip a good chunk of the VTOL drones with cloaking.

    We also build several Colossus helicopter combat-haulers equipped with the superweapon gravity gun and have them pluck natives from high up for rapid enslavement opportunities.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:06 No.5865410
    I vote Samson gets a colossus once we begin producing them. As such, I vote a skip on installing the shield in his current drone.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:08 No.5865429
    Kinetic shield also counts as a superweapn, 3 primary slots, 2 auxiliary slots.
    One kinetic shield prevents small arms fire.
    Two kinetic shields is enough to stop missles and artillery as well.
    Kinetic shields doubles the fuel cost of a drone if used.

    Cloaking doesn't take up a single slot.
    But it doubles fuel consumption if used.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:08 No.5865433
    I may have missed this, but... How many subcontractors are we assuming are playing, since the number varies? How many power armors did we build?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:09 No.5865449
    Ack, I meant to order him a nice synth body from Centuri (like, from their normal retail/sales dept) and have it delivered this month. Ah well, next month I guess.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:10 No.5865459
    We don't have power armor. We never go in the field. Basicly we never leave the safety of the base.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:11 No.5865463
    Oh, and the range on a kinetic shield is variable when you construct it, between minimal distance (the radius is as small as it can be yet still cover the entire drone) and half a mile.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:11 No.5865472
    Does this increased fuel cost for kinetic shields mean we would need two fusion batteries to replace fuel costs?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:11 No.5865474
    In the last thread we built power armor as a last-resort defense kinda thing. May have been the one before that, I forget.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:12 No.5865482
    Just this once, the body is delivered for Samson to use.

    And in case it really is needed, you have 20 suits of heavy powered armour, with lightning guns, shockwave guns and gravity guns.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:12 No.5865486
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:14 No.5865499
    I swear I mentioned it in a previous thread or 2. Just never said it at purchase time.

    We may be a heartless corp, but we pride ourselves on taking care of our employees. Also Sampson 70 is a bro.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:14 No.5865508
    Anyway, the Head of Hajjar Affairs comes to your conference room and sits before you, observing you with a pair of heavy combat drones beside him to guard him - just in case.

    "So. What have you discovered on this planet? Biologically, I mean - besides the natives. An exotic form of animal? Some rare form of bacteria? A virus of some sort? Or something else perhaps? Have you discovered anything of the sort?"
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:15 No.5865518
    Message from the boss?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:16 No.5865527
    "Oh, sir, you landed at the wrong sector. LP is over thataway."
    >> Subprocessor 625 09/15/09(Tue)00:17 No.5865534
    You sack of twenty bastards, you lot KNEW.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:18 No.5865551
    He clicks his fingers. The lasers on the pair of heavy drones are charging.

    "I said - have you discovered any peculiar form of life? Such as an animal or a virus?"
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:19 No.5865567
    Could we use our EMP weapons on his drones him knowing. What would happen if we used them on his shuttle? Would it be traceable?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:20 No.5865583
    Anyone else getting Dead Space vibes, where the brass already knows everything but won't tell you.
    How are the guard drones armed? Because we may have to run for it to another base in the power armor.
    >> Subprocessor 625 09/15/09(Tue)00:20 No.5865587
    "You already seem to know that we have, so, yes. Some sort of nanovirus. Burns *real* nice, hope it wasn't a project of yours or nothing.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:20 No.5865588
    Yes. If the shuttle wouldn't arrive if a few days time, they'd end up finding out.

    At this stage, you kind of have to comply - if you don't, you're planet-stranded.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:20 No.5865591
    Too bad the drones are pointing lasers at us right now.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:21 No.5865594
    "Sorry, didn't realize your time was so limited, sir. We found--well, more like Centuri found, we only encountered it after they did--a rather insidious nanovirus. We have footage of our extermination efforts if you'd like to see."
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:22 No.5865605

    I missed a "without" in that post.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:22 No.5865615
    Huh. I had assumed we already reported the nanoplague to TradeStar. Oh well, I guess we didn't.


    Say what this guy wrote.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:23 No.5865627
    "Luckily for you, it wasn't. I presume this nanovirus was rather intelligent, if it was of any importance to you. Let me to tell you how these sort of nanoviruses work. There's a central organism somewhere that runs everything - it's not a hive mind, the individual viruses are far too small and weak for this. They're most likely controlled. My request is this - if this nanovirus has a central organism, I want you to locate it, extract it and send it to us. Otherwise, you're not getting off this world alive. Am I clear?"
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:24 No.5865637

    Play ball for now. Tell him we eradicated any sign of that virus.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:25 No.5865647
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:25 No.5865653
    I say we call the central organism the Red Maker.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:25 No.5865654
    "You're entirely clear, sir."
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:26 No.5865667

    "Sure thing, boss. If we manage to find the thing, we'll do our best to subdue it."

    "Out of curiosity, how did you find out about the virus? Perhaps you have some more intelligence that would be useful in the pursuit our new objective?"
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:26 No.5865668
    "Very good."
    He climbs to his feet, outside and on to the shuttle, which promptly takes off.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:26 No.5865670
    Just because we say we'll do it, doesn't mean we have to. If we never test for a controlling center, we'll never find one. And then if it's destroyed, well, we never found a control center.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:26 No.5865672

    Sir, yes, Sir!

    Plasma, please give us a quick overview of the hierachy of TradeStar and where this guy fits in it.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:27 No.5865683
    We would gladly accept any tech you could give us toward completing this reqest.
    >> Subprocessor 625 09/15/09(Tue)00:27 No.5865686
    Soon as he's gone, we need to call AR and Lemmy. We can't trust TradeStar to get us out of here anymore, so we're going to want to see if we can get spaceship specs out of either of our good buddies.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:27 No.5865687
    You get absolutely no response.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:28 No.5865698
    I believe it's relatively safe to assume we should begin this mission on the island where the Prawn spaceship was first attacked by the virus. The one in the southwest corner.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:28 No.5865701
    Let's do this.

    Although I'm tempted to build our own shuttle and use our Repulsor drive to say "nyah-nyah corporate jerk," let's continue with the expansion for now.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:29 No.5865713

    Could you describe the other planets in this system?
    Are they colonised, worthy of exploitation, claimd by other corporations?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:30 No.5865726
    Don't forget moons. Holy crap, if we could get some drones on a moon or two...
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:30 No.5865732
    Each planet has a head of affairs, a director, a planetary chief executive, so on and so forth. These various individuals form a board of directors, a senate of some sort.

    This guy's in a position where he has everything to gain and everything to lose. He needs Hajjar to come out as a success or else he's a low-ranking scrub again.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:31 No.5865744
    Send a message to AlphaRange and Lemmington. Tell them we have urgent things to discuss, pertaining to the nanovirus and possible conspiracies.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:32 No.5865751

    Would TradeStar accept if an accident happend to him after threatening his subordinates?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:32 No.5865760
    Five other planets, with Hajjar being the third in a series of five. There are two asteroid belts, one between second and third and one between fifth and sixth. Hajjar has two moons and is the only planet that is being exploited. This is a frontier system.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:32 No.5865761
    Nah, let's keep them out of this for now. Unless you want to pay LP to blast the crap out of the virus.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:34 No.5865777

    Does any kind of teleportation technology exist? If so, what range can it be used at?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:34 No.5865781
    The real question to ask is, can we get one of our guys in his place if an accident happens to him?

    Or even someone else who is less of an ass.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:35 No.5865792

    The humans need to coordinate their efforts if we want to beat the virus. Remember in the Alien movies, how the humans always stomp the aliens until some jerk in the human camp betrays them? This is just like that. We need to handle this situation together.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:35 No.5865794
    You'd be left to rot on the planet, maybe with a brief orbital bombardment to ensure you're dead.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:35 No.5865799
    If we do this plan, what else would we need to begin moon operations? And will TradeStar frown upon that?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:37 No.5865809
    By the way, if all else fails this coming month, I suggest we make plans to seize the next TradeStar shuttle and escape the planet with it. Not saying we should do it, but we should have a plan for it ready as a contingency.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:37 No.5865816
    We need to start a mining project in the main base. We need to dig many miles down and setup our bunker.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:38 No.5865830

    Ok, so our revenge will have to wait. Maybe the containment unit for the nanovirus will be damaged, well ... this can be decided later.

    Anyway, TradeStar seems like quite a shitty deal for up-and-coming entrepreneurs like us. Would we be able to send cloaked prospector drones/satellites to the other planets/moons in this system. Most importantly, without TradeStar or the other factions noticing?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:38 No.5865837
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:39 No.5865838
    That's a shuttle. Probably not interstellar-worthy.

    We have a REPULSOR DRIVE. That IS interstellar-worthy. We could build a shuttle of our own, have our constructors lifted into space, build a ship there, load it full of our stuff, and gtfo to some other system and sell the lot.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:40 No.5865858
    Centauri Synthetics has pretty much the monopoly on teleportation and pretty much over any distance in space.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:40 No.5865864
    How about for now let's cooperate with AR to help fill their quota of slaves so we can get their territory. Also ask them about the area west and southwest of them if there are any traces of the nanovirus there.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:41 No.5865875
    Man, we sure ought to get another Centuri presence on this planet. Some of the tech they've got is worth slobbering over.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:41 No.5865876
    If we do end up deserting, I think AlphaRange would welcome us aboard. We seem to be better at slaving than the schmucks they've got now.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:41 No.5865878
    You have a propulsion thruster. That's a method of spacial and atmospheric locomotion, but it's not a FTL drive of any form.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:43 No.5865895

    I think we have to be careful what we buy from TradeStar from now on. I bet we'll get that orbital bombardment as soon as we deliver the nanovirus control unit, no matter what we do.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:43 No.5865902

    Its the ship they've been using to reach us. That says interstellar to me.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:44 No.5865910

    Tossing in my vote for this.

    While we're building the facilities for the Colossus drones, let's send the 75 slaver drones we have already to Monkey Island.

    Specced: Amphibious SH Combat-Hauler drone. 2 snatcher guns, flamethrower modded to spray tear gas instead. Reinforced hauler cage.

    Send 10 large laser/laser/flamer combat drones with them.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:44 No.5865913
    Only way i can figure them finding out about the nanovirus is that this place is bugged.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:46 No.5865924
    Shuttle isn't really that correct word. It's a rather small cargoship. This month, it's had to make five trips back and forth from the primary ship in order to send up the entire payload.

    You've also been given this advice:
    "Build more spaceports, you inconsiderate little shits."
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:46 No.5865926
    Well, with what we have now, we could -probably- hijack the thing. I'm thinking swapping some Gamma guns in place of the shockwave guns on our personal powered armor might be good.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:46 No.5865927

    Ask S70 to run a security scan on all our assets(at least those that matter), as a military AI he should have sufficient knowledge of such matters to help us. Btw, does he like his new body?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:48 No.5865940
    "We love you too, corporate."

    That's my guess. Unless they could see the nanovirus from orbit or on the way down, because it's gotten that widespread or something.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:48 No.5865946
    If this is the plan we need to do it piece meal or we will be in massive debt. At our current rate of metal extraction well only have about 41k metal which means we will fall short about 15k metal. So we can't do it all this month as it will likely take about 2-3 months.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:50 No.5865962
    Yeah well in that case contractors not needed on duty ought to practice using those suits in simulated combat scenarios, especially shipboarding.

    Does AR have any fast-learning combat software? Like, plug yourself in and become a super soldier?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:50 No.5865964
    Can we get an updated income after moving 25 of the gas mines to metal?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:51 No.5865978
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    Could we design our own satellites with heat rays to act as both a wmd and anti space defence?

    I currently wouldn't trust TradeStar designs in any way with our safety.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:51 No.5865980
    Right, but we're expanding our metal production constantly. Also, we got more than 41k last month, even after spending a boatload of it.

    Total debt of 58500 TONS is not THAT much if we're not buying stuff for the rest of the month. Better to have it all from the start, too.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:52 No.5865984
    Day 1, Month 3

    4691.1 tons
    68764 fuel

    +3270 tons/day
    +2836 fuel/day

    You have recieved heavy construction facility schematics.
    You have recieved colossus construction schematics.
    You have recieve VTOL schematics.
    You have recieved satellite schematics.
    You have recieved transport schematics.
    You have invented the super gravity snatcher - which can be given a better name, if you wish.

    Your debt is currently at 58500 TONS.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:53 No.5865993
    And cloaking, perhaps.

    Yeah, that would save us a nice amount. As would designing the HCF. Trying to design the Colossus would probably be pushing it.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:54 No.5866004

    We're not going to war with TradeStar. We are one small private army. They are an empire, with dozens or hundreds of colonies like us (and probably some a lot bigger). At the MOST, we can hiijack one of their ships and escape with it, and that's only if we really take them by surprise.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:54 No.5866007
    Heat rays only work in atmospheric conditions. In space, motherships move too fast to require any form of defense.

    But in order to get any weapons on your satellites, you'll need to tech lab it.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:54 No.5866008
    Wait, what?

    Why is our tonnage per day so high suddenly?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:55 No.5866010
    I may have missed with but have we installed batteries at all bases and have their guards set to refuel from the batteries?

    Also bring base 4 and 5 up to the same ammount of turrets as base 3.

    Bring base 5 up to the same amount of guards/defenders as 4.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:55 No.5866014
    Send the 75 slavers and 10 escorts as per >>5865910.

    Build 2 HCFs.

    What are the specs for a Colossus transport? How many drones can we fit aboard, and still give it shielding?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:56 No.5866019
    >You have invented the super gravity snatcher - which can be given a better name, if you wish.
    The "Freeman" Gravity Snatcher?

    Satellite should be the first on our list to build then launch. As for the second we should use our largest hull, mount it with the Prawn Propulsion unit, fusion battery and arm it with heat rays, artillery, guided bombs/munitions, lasers and make it the love child of an AC-130 and B-52
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:56 No.5866021
    I move that the super gravity snatcher be designated the "Fuck You" system.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:56 No.5866026
    Party with our new scientists.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:56 No.5866027
    We moved 25 mines worth of drones off gas and put them on metal.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:56 No.5866028

    TradeStar itself is not the problem, our boss is.

    However, we need to think bigger. Exploit this system without them knowing is step1.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:57 No.5866029
    Because previously, you only had 9 mines and the Mothership being mined.

    Since you swapped over 25 teams, you now have 34 mines being mined.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:57 No.5866037
    Begin researching satellite weapons (with a focus on heat rays, kinetic bombardment, and missiles) and cloaking.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:57 No.5866039

    Can we research the mothership's ftl-drive?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)00:59 No.5866054
    Your new scientists are particularily bemused and are waiting for an assignment.

    S70 is enjoying his new body - which is basically a stylized humanoid skeleton made of white plastic, except with most of the front of the skull being replaced with a single bright red light, combine elite style.

    Your "guest" is currently desperately looking for any method of escape. Every time she's fed, she desperately tries to crawl through the panel.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)00:59 No.5866056
    I nominate gravity gun as Opportunity, following the names of Liberty and Freedom.

    What's the status of our underwater assets?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:00 No.5866058

    Just make it a chopper, fusion powered means it's no problem. But yes, we're going to build a floating battleship or several. Double shield/cloak/artillery/heat/lasers, hoo yeah.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:01 No.5866064
    >>Your "guest" is currently desperately looking for any method of escape. Every time she's fed, she desperately tries to crawl through the panel.

    Have a light combat drone with a shock prod stationed specifically to guard her.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)01:01 No.5866066
    You blew up its primary engines in your conflict with it, eliminating its FTL facilities.

    TradeStar also has no reason to provide you with FTL technology - so it's obvious you will not obtain it from them.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:01 No.5866073
    Have we begun expanding into the ocean yet?

    If not I propose we build 5 Submersible Heavy Construction Drones along with 10 Submersible Light Sampler Drones. Then have the HCDs start building a facility for storage/construction of harvesters and haulers as deep as they can and begin searching for deposits.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:02 No.5866075
    I second Freeman Gun as the snatcher's name.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:02 No.5866079
    We want them working on Colossus harvesters.

    Then satellite weaponry and cloaking.

    Then super heat, or if that's not an option super artillery.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)01:02 No.5866084
    Already being done - although the base isn't made.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:03 No.5866095
    I was thinking more of a ground attack vehicle since the Prawn propulsion unit take no fuel if it is not moving. Well need for any hostilities as not only do we have a air to ground attack but also a bird's eye view of the battlefield. And the heat ray should do wonders against the nanovirus.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:04 No.5866096


    Station the drone on the OTHER side of the feeding panel. We don't want to give her any confirmation, any recognition. If we let her know we're reacting to her, she won't be broken as easily.

    Let her life go by, day after identical day, with no change and no human contact. She'll be ready to betray UniPeace's secrets eventually.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)01:04 No.5866098
    Both of them are working on the Collosus Harvester design.
    This will be complete in 15-10 = 5 days.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:04 No.5866109

    We don't want our guest to have a mental breakdown. Allow her to talk to us for 15 minutes per day via video-feed. Oh, and give her a copy of "I have no mouth, and I must scream".
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:05 No.5866112
    Lets get us the underwater base going then. Can we make it to the west toward the crash site? Say half way toward it.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:06 No.5866124
    Begin harvesting natives with our new Freeman Gun equipped group.

    Build 2-3 HCFs, and 2 Colossus transports, double shielded, helicopter, with VTOL laser light, medium, and heavy drones that use its fusion battery carried.

    The other HCF should begin building and launching satellites. We'll get 2 up at least and then start arming them.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:07 No.5866134
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    >>We don't want our guest to have a mental breakdown.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:07 No.5866136
    I'd like to know how our superior knew of the nanovirus, any Ideas? Should we start looking for any kind of listening devices?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:08 No.5866142
    Actually, we want her at just about that point at least. I learned this from /tg/. No contact, keep the drone guarding her but not visible (when I posted it I meant more like patrolling her building).
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:08 No.5866152
    What the hell do we need of Uni-Peace's secrets?

    Has this been done?
    >> Subprocessor 625 09/15/09(Tue)01:10 No.5866172
    Yes. Let's examine everything Tradestar for bugs. You know what, let's examine everything we didn't build ourselves for bugs. Wait, schematics might include bugs. Scan everything, everywhere.

    God dammit. Break out the scanners, this is going to be a long day.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:10 No.5866177
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    I'm sorry, that fact that she's femal impaired my judgement. We should however be careful that she won't take drastic measures to leave us before we are ready to let her go.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:10 No.5866179
    Did we check her for any diseases? Especially the nanovirus?
    Btw do you mean this?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/4591379/#4592027
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:10 No.5866180
    Plasma I know it is a lot to ask but can we get a full update + map for the next day update? All units, mines, etc
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:10 No.5866182
    We should determine how to allocate the fusion batteries. Presumably, we'd want them in Colossus drones only, unless a base takes more than 1000 fuel/day. To maximize their effect, we'll want those Colossus to be copters.

    I'd like 3 as dedicated carriers, 3 as dedicated weapons platforms, 3 as a hybrid of the two, and 6 of them harvesters above the mothership.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:11 No.5866183

    Wait. Why would we care about the mental conditions of our guest?

    Keep it in total isolation. No contact with other sentient beings.

    It also strikes me as the type that would be vegetarian. Make sure that the meals are all ape-meat based. If it refuses to eat, force it down its throat.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 09/15/09(Tue)01:12 No.5866190
    New thread:
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:13 No.5866203
    New Thread
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:14 No.5866216
    They're still on-planet, you know. They also have tech we don't. (Or at least, that was the case before.) And if we hadn't traded everyone we captured away before examination, we'd have some scientists too, presumably. Luckily, based on the combat reports we mostly captured soldiers. The civilian personnel fled and weren't captured. We'll get them and their secrets later. She can give us info, be propoganda or a bargaining chip, and if we break her enough she may even become a double agent.

    Of course, all /tg/ really wants to know is: is she hot?
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:15 No.5866239
    If we install batteries in the bases, we can run security drones 24/7.
    >> Anonymous 09/15/09(Tue)01:39 No.5866474
    We can do that anyways, they barely cost any fuel.

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