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    123 KB Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)17:21 No.10539361  

    You're Sleipnir Interstellar, a subsidiary of a megacorporation known as Solutions Tactical Finance Unlimited. Assisting you are another subsidiary, Aperture Science. Using their intuitive shower curtain technology, you have revolutionized inter-planetary transport amongst so many other things.

    Rival megacorporations include Alien's Weyland-Yutani, Avatar's RDA, WoD's Pentex, SMAC's Morgan Industries, Bladerunner's Tyrell Corporation and Fifth Element's Zorg Corporation.

    Last session, we stopped in the Year 2154. "Avatar" has just occured and RDA has (possibly temporarily) withdrawn from Pandora, giving you an opportunity to negotiate with the natives. Beware, they are unfriendly bordering on hostile and RDA still technically owns everything on Pandora.

    One major problem in recent sessions is how slow everything's become. First session, we made a smashing progress of 18 years. Second session, 8. Third, 4. Fifth, 4. So, I'll try and catch a bit of speed from now on. Also, I know /tg/ has been hankering for a star map or something similar, but my cosmological knowledge is limited. I have made layouts simpler, however.

    So, gentlemen, do you want to play a game?

    Previous threads:
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)17:22 No.10539371
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:22 No.10539377
    Fuck yes.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:25 No.10539421
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    Map. Quick n' dirty, probably not even coming close to the real thing.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:26 No.10539425
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:26 No.10539439
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    Starships. Station warship needs a name.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:26 No.10539441
    W W w . a N o N T a l K . S E fopxcnkkv yewmo jqdyhiqcstjdc ogdfrrzw
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)17:27 No.10539452
    I owe you a crate of Belgian beer and a hooker. You are AWESOME.

    Anyway, current situation is as such:

    You're engaged with Jake Sully, Neytiri and a handful of humans in negotiations. They're passive-aggressive and bordering on hostile, but they're willing to negotiate. You're not RDA, so you might be able to help them out.

    Please state:
    - What you offer the Na'vi of Pandora.
    - What you ask for in exchange for what you offer.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:27 No.10539457
    Oh, I thought you abandoned us
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:28 No.10539462
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    Stations. Now with ground facilities.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:28 No.10539479
    What all do we know about RDA's actions on Pandora? Do we know how they taught the natives English/Used spliced clones?

    Use satellites and probes to get the picture of Pandora from space. Recon using that. We should be able to see human construction and maybe some humans walking around. I never watched that fucking movie, but I saw that some humans stayed behind or some shit.

    Send a single ship down to a group centered around a human base. The ship needs to come down slowly. Emit over loudspeakers that we aren't from RDA and that we're here to help them (the natives) from reprisals from RDA.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:29 No.10539489
    No, its amazing. Thanks, I was the one who asked for one in the previous thread.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:31 No.10539523
    > What you offer the Na'vi of Pandora.
    not being glassed from orbit.

    > What you ask for in exchange for what you offer.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:31 No.10539528
    Only the systems with planets are listed. If you want, I'll expand it and add the plain stars.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)17:33 No.10539558
    Technically, you're already talking with them.

    You know everything positive that RDA has done - this includes the Avatar program. All the negative stuff they did isn't all that surprise and it's easy to guess, based off of the wreckage you observed during your approach.

    Currently, a team of scientists guarded with a handful of military are handling the negotiations.

    If you need a name for the warstation, my personal suggestion is "Yggdrasil". Firm, strong, powerful, immobile and supports the world. Still, go with what you guys think is good.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:34 No.10539577
    Offer them portal transport facilities, supplies, various forms of aid. In return: Anything RDA has no monopoly on. Not Pandorium, unfortunately, but samples of life and such.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:34 No.10539585
    Their mary sueness may make them immune to orbital strikes. Perhaps make a plague, and then offer the cure?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:34 No.10539586
    Has Aperture Science updated its technologies to match the new fluff?

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:34 No.10539589
    We offer:

    To protect the planet/moon of Pandora or whatever it is, seeing as the Navi are an intelligent species that have declared sovereignty over their world. We can bring their case to the UN, make them a protected species or whatever, a protected indigenous population.

    We need to construct a warship within the AC system to defend the planet. Possibly several ships.

    We'll keep the planet safe from outside intrusion. We'll just ask for a minor compensation in Pandorium to finance the defense.

    We'll play it up as if we're bleeding heart liberals, set to keep them safe, and that the element they give is goes towards funding the starship(s) protecting the planet.

    We need to bring the case to the UN. In doing so, we, SI, make it so that Pandora and the people are a protected people (under the authority of our MegaCorp). Of course, Sully and the Navi won't know about that bit, being under our authority. Just that we're working on getting them protected.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:34 No.10539590

    Yggdrasil works, bro.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)17:34 No.10539592

    1. Protection from the inevitable RDA retaliation (Any human will know this will come). Advanced technology in whatever extent they might wish for it. Portals between main tribe spots for transportation. After research medicine, etc.

    2. To mine Unobtainium in the most efficent and non-environment damaging way possible (seriously, no matter how much it costs to get that metal out of the ground we'll reap hueg profits). To be able to freely study the ecosystem and Eywah.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)17:35 No.10539596
    Really, there's too many plain stars to list - we're talking in the realm of hundreds.

    Also, from my little knowledge of cosmology, the map's inaccurate in terms of positions but you know what? FUCK IT, I'LL USE IT ANYWAY.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:35 No.10539605
    How would we go about getting RDA's monopoly negated?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:38 No.10539658
    Sounds good, except I'm not sure we should offer them portals. Increased communication and unifications may lead to technological advancement. And we need them to remain primitive.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:38 No.10539660
    How strong is the protagonist effect in this setting OP?

    If it is anything like what we see in the films/series that the corporations are from, then we will need to tread very carefully around Pandora.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:38 No.10539665
    Possibly by going with the UN route. Saying that RDA exploited the people and stole from their natural resources. Seeing as their an intelligent species, we could be able to pull this off. RDA gets it's monopoly negated. We get exclusive contracts with the Navi.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:38 No.10539667
    Monopolies are illegal yknow. we can bring it up to the UN, and push for it.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)17:38 No.10539668

    Well, the earth needs its Pandorium as a junkie needs his hit. The RDA have to spend at /least/ five years to man another expidition to retake and start mining, then another five years before the pandoirum flows back. We can peacefully start mining (albeit at smaller scale) Now.

    Also, the fact that they got beaten by natives armed with sticks and stones.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:38 No.10539671

    Gonna go with this guy. This means we get a more positive relationship with other organizations we can possibly use in the future.

    Like the UN, might be exemplary of megacorp behaviour.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:39 No.10539681
    Can you easily calculate the distances between various stars, or would it be better to just fudge them?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:39 No.10539684
    Fuck! *They're.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:39 No.10539695
    We need to be careful, we don't want the UN taking control of the whole planet. They can do that, you know.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:40 No.10539700
    Didn't we discuss what we wanted from Navi during the previous thread?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:40 No.10539709
    I agree with previous posters, offer the Na'vi protection from RDA and to bring up their case to the U.N.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:40 No.10539710
    Fuck it. Don't worry about it. If we get bogged down shit will stay slow. We need to keep this shit fast paced.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:42 No.10539738
    Wait... do we want to go peaceful with this, or violent? we all know which will do what.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)17:42 No.10539739
    No, they don't have any Jurisdiction outside Sol, and no power to maintain it (well, until a couple of years if they send the ships they have).

    We already have a battleship present and several stations.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:42 No.10539746
    Peaceful first. We exploit them while looking like we want to help.

    If that doesn't work, we unleash hell.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:43 No.10539747

    Yeah, but like the guy said, if we appear as bleeding heart liberals and plead our case as a protectorate of the planet, we have a better chance to be placed in control of the airspace.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:43 No.10539748

    The only things that need to be on the map are places that have some measure of interest. If we search a new star and find out that there is a planet with sentient life or unobtanium on it then it should be listed. Otherwise, no, do not list other stuff, it will become too cluttered.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:43 No.10539753
    You got it.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:44 No.10539769
    Plasma. Let's go with the peaceful appearance and going to the UN. Exclusive contracts.

    Time skip, mother trucker!
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)17:44 No.10539785
    That's up to you.
    The scientists sweat a little at this suggestion and don't quite say it straight away. The Na'vi are already readying their bows.
    RDA has an official monopoly over everything that comes out of Pandora. RDA *owns* the planet, in official terms.
    They consider this - this is quite beneficially to them, although it will most likely put you on bad terms with RDA and hell, the rest of humanity, to be honest. They WANT that Pandorium, after all.
    I'll fudge them.

    So, make a choice based off of the current suggestions. What'll you do?
    - Threaten them with their destruction if they don't give you what you want.
    - Offer technology in exchange for non-Pandorium goods.
    - Offer protection from the outside universe in exchange for Pandorium.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:46 No.10539814

    The latter.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:46 No.10539820
    im confident that if we threaten them, they will totally ignore us, and fight to the death. Jake and Nateri will not accept negotiations if they think we are out for ourselves.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:47 No.10539827
    Also, if Jake Sully and his friends become to agitated, take him aside and non-chalantly tell him that we have a battleship ready for orbital bombardment. "Yes, Jake, while you were running around on this backwater planet and fucking the natieves the humanity did not stay in one place. In these short years we already have technology for space combat, I assure you, whatever you pulled on those incompetent fucks at RDA it will not work for us"

    Also, unrelated to this, keep increasing the security and espionage department. We need to know what all of our rivals are doing, especially MNU and RDA
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:47 No.10539834
    We off to be an ally in the realm of human politics and to intercede on their behalf when the inevitable RDA war-fleet arrives. In exchange, environmentally-friendly extraction of Pandorium and the ability to research Pandora's flora and fauna unmolested by the natives.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:47 No.10539837
    All the posts about protecting them/going to the UN to get them protected/getting exclusive contracts with the Navi as an indigenous population for their unobtanium/we deal with precious metal from then on.

    When the pandorium returns to Earth, only RDA will be pissed. Everyone else will be like junkies on a dealer's cock.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:48 No.10539852
    if we force them into anything, however long from now, rebellion is gauranteed. we cannot force them.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:48 No.10539862
    If we let this slip, it should only be to Jake. As a former Marine, he should understand exactly what this means, and that getting angry with us will only alienate the single Human faction willing to negotiate, rather than glassing entire continents.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:49 No.10539870
    Also, find a place to mine Pandorium away from the natives. Sure, the home-tree had big-ass deposit, but that does not mean it was the only left. How about those floating isles? They should be full of Pandorium to keep them afloat.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:49 No.10539872
    RDA will not take kindly to any infringement on their monopoly. We should prepare for war.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:49 No.10539885
    Yes, thats what I meant.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)17:51 No.10539905

    Fun Fact: Since the Incidents a couple of years back, it is now not possible to build warships in the Sol System without the UN butt-raping them. Closest system outside Sol with planets except AC is Epsilon Eridani... which lies The Other Way.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:51 No.10539907
    This is true. We should prepare for the worst: assassinations targeting our Board of Directors and upper-echelon personnel. Electronic warfare attacks against our mainframes. Economic attacks against our stock.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:51 No.10539921
    We make RDA look like colonial Europe. The Navi like Indians and Africans. Exploited by the evil RDA corporation.

    We of course, are the good guys. We save the Navi, and in exchange they sell us pandorium that is mined peacefully, which we then sell to Earth.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:52 No.10539929
    Plasma, do construction yards incorporate antimatter creation facilities?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:52 No.10539933
    Im a board member =D
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:52 No.10539940
    Fantastic! And I don't know if RDA has a presence in any other system. By the time they got something made and sent to AC, we'll have it entirely under our control.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:53 No.10539947
    RDA does have a UN-issued monopoly, which they paid for in full. If we appeal to the UN, and get that thrown out, everything we do will be technically on the level.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:53 No.10539950
    It could be easily revoked. Like we stated in previous thread, it will take them about 6-12 years to get the shipment back. At this time earth has become really dependent on Pandorium, if they realize that RDA can't supply them anymore but we can, we might get those rights. We should load our freighters and send them immediately to Sol, there they will wait in storage till the world gets outraged, then we step in and save the day.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:53 No.10539959
    they prolly have control of asteroid fields atm. they needed a place to start off and went to pandora to make it big.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)17:53 No.10539967
    Also, once we get some Pandorium get Aperture Science to work on Pandorium engines.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)17:54 No.10539990
    Yes. Antimatter-matter drives are the primary engines used for interstellar transport.
    Your representatives are half-way through their offering and it seems like it's going well - but then something happens.

    "Hello there!" A man in an absolutely spotless suit seems to manifest out of thin air, Umbral shadows gently floating away from his being after his sudden appearance. A pair of suited thugs stand beside the black and white businessman.

    "Listen. I've got a different deal to offer you. Slightly more generous than these viking freaks. Just exploiting you for the Pandorium, you see." You can tell he has an almost shark-like grin beneath that bloody mask he's wearing.

    "So, here's the deal that I offer from Pentex. Complete immunity from interference from the outside world - including ourselves and our crazy viking friends here. We ask for nothing in exchange. The blockade can be assembled completely and we'll also negotiate the removal of RDA's monopoly. What do you say?"

    You can still tell the fucker's grinning. Fuck.

    So, you're not the only megacorporation currently on Pandora. What deal do you offer that can match his?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:54 No.10539992
    Exactly. That's why we play up the Navi being intelligent and all that.

    We didn't do a thing. The Navi overthrew RDA and claimed sovereignty. We just make sure they're safe.

    It's like the U.S. protecting small islands like Guam and shit.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:55 No.10540002
    Then we can make antimatter bombs, and deploy them through portals.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:56 No.10540019
    hm... ok.the Pandora incident has drawn too much attention for us to assume we're the only ones around. we need to act fast... we need a plan.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:56 No.10540025
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:56 No.10540027

    So he's basically offering protection for NOTHING?

    Point that shit out, he's just appeared out of nowhere like a shady motherfucker and making an offer that he can't deliver on.

    Call him out on his shit and claim he'll try and fuck you over.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)17:56 No.10540033
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:57 No.10540060
    "Ah, perhaps, before you decide, my esteemed colleague from the Pentex Corporation will not mind if we give you some history and background concerning our two corporations."
    Then give them all the dirt on Pentex. We may be here for Pandorium, but we're honest about it.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:57 No.10540064
    Portal transit to anywhere in the system, and anywhere on the planet. Transportation back to Earth on a cryo-ship. Absolute non-interference, guaranteed, for the next decade. No Pandorium gets off the planet.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)17:58 No.10540073
    Antimatter stuff is still damn expensive. Single bombs cost billions, and they're essentially illegal, treated as WMDs.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:58 No.10540075
    Yes, this. Jake Sully is a human after all. Even if he's in that fucking Furry body, he's still a human. He knows how we operate.

    We're upfront about what we're asking for. A few tons of Pandorium a year, researching the indigenous flora and fauna. Simple stuff.

    This shady motherfucker is a fucking snake in the grass. The Devil. Appearing to offer you everything for nothing but a shake of his hand. And whatever it is he's muttering under his breath of course.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)17:59 No.10540088
    Also, get our ship in orbit to search for the Pentex ship. They can't have developed interstellar Umbra just yet.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)17:59 No.10540092
    Wait a minute, did Pentex perfect superluminal Umbral technology? Or do they have a hidden base somewhere in Alpha Centauri? We'll need to get on that real quick.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:00 No.10540109
    Actually no.
    That would lead them to consumerist society we all love and adore (with a few helpful pushes from our side of course *wink*). That would mean mining Pandorium will be easier and a new market to gain profits from.



    I got a new research idea !!!!!!

    We should start to establish a unified electronic monetary system that works across the stars and species (aka credits). I am not sure how we will gain profits from it but they should be enormous.
    We also have Ares to tech uplift. This will be very good.

    Think of space jews in Mass Effect (the fat short ones in bio-suits), we'll be like them in that regard!
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:01 No.10540133
    >RDA has an official monopoly over everything that comes out of Pandora. RDA *owns* the planet, in official terms.

    Is there any real legality to that claim? It's an alien world after all. I doubt we can lawfully dispute it if there it, thought there are other avenues we can take here.

    This is a wonderful opportunity, Pandora is, right now, practically the key to space, and who ever owns Pandora, owns the stars.

    The Pandorium must flow, ect.

    However, do NOT underestimate RDA, they know this to and they absolutely will not give it up without a fight. I don't have any numbers, so if Plasma wants to give me a rough estimate that would be great, but I'm guessing that they already have some fairly powerful fleet. We have a few things working in our favour, one of them being, oddly enough, the UN restrictions: they still apply to RDA so it must be what, 5 or 6 years until they'll be released from the UN fleet, that gives us a little time to get ready.

    Here's what I don't think we should do: let's not draw RDA out in to a direct conflict unless absolutely necessary, hell, we could eve offer to give them some support from our in system assets, and, given recent developments, we could try to work with them against Pentex. Right now though, I think we should build up our presence in Alpha centuri, build some warships at our current construction yards, ect.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:01 No.10540140
    newb here, what is pentex exactly?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:02 No.10540154
    Also tell them the wonders of Umra technology ( i.e. the horrors it can unleash on Pandora )
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:02 No.10540156
    But it is technically possible. A last resort, to be sure, but there it is. I recommend we make all future starship engines able to eject their antimatter containment vessels, if they can't do it already.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:03 No.10540169
    If Pentex gets a deal with Jake and the Na'vi, we have to tell RDA straight-away. I'm sure they'll appreciate it.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:03 No.10540174
    they're going to start pushing interstellar UMBRA travel, they'll gain trillions if they eliminate pandorium from the market...

    offer construction of a space station, complete with construction yards, and portal access to it, just a very tiny piece of tech planetside and Jake can lead the Nav'ii into a space age

    protection and representation in the UN, making the Pandorians members of the Terran Alliance

    We need that pandorium to flow, and we'll probably have support from the other corps in trying to avoid the monopoly Pentex is working on
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:03 No.10540180
    How does Pentex expect to fight off RDA AND keep a Pandorium-addicted Earth from simply sending warships here to wipe the planet clean? Earth needs Pandorium, unless...Pentex found an alternate source of Pandorium?
    >> Harmless 06/16/10(Wed)18:03 No.10540182
    They are another maga corp.
    Basically they found a way to open gates into Umbra (aka. THE WARP).
    They were involved in a lot of spying and sabotage.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)18:04 No.10540197
    Megacorp from WoD. Main schtick is Umbra, another dimension that can be used to store things in, instant travel... only it's inhabited by some nasty things (that only we and Pentex knows about, probably).
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:05 No.10540213

    Add this to earlier stuff. Pentex wants to keep the Navi down. They think of the Navi as animals. We think of them as people.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:05 No.10540221
    Damn Pentex. They might be building warships in Umbra for all we know.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)18:05 No.10540227
    Fuck, they're using Umbra to steal it straight out of the ground.

    Hmm... that would be something. Portal mining. Send down a probe that makes a hole, open portal, roll in machinery. Ground need not be touched.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:06 No.10540238
    Wait, could Pentex be planning on mining out Pandorium either via the Shadow-Pandora in the Umbra, or by creating Umbra gates deep underground?
    This guy's presence here indicates that they've found a way around the need for Umbra Gates to exit from the Umbra.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:06 No.10540242
    Exactly, point out that there's nothing free in life, we're being honest, he's just trying to get us and the other corps out of the picture so he can use you for himself.

    Plasma, what's our current item of research? Because we might want to get Lady Deirdre working on some weaponized mind worms ASAP.

    Ultimately, we have to accept that if we can't gain control of Pandorium, then we might want to make sure no one else can.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:07 No.10540265
    I think that's Pentex's plan.

    They want to kill the flow of Pandorium, to require everyone to rely on their technology for interstellar space travel.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:08 No.10540284
    Question Jake outright (do we have superluminal communications? if so open a direct link between us and him, we need to show that this isn't just some minor project of ours) if he wishes to make Pandora into an isolationist state or if he wants to open the horizon for the Nav'ii
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:09 No.10540297
    >Jake can lead the Nav'ii into a space age

    These are hippies we're dealing with dude, all they want to do is jump around in trees and fuck all day, they don't give a fuck about space travel.

    The best we can do here is discredit the competition, or back out entirely and try again later.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:10 No.10540327
    Tell Jake that the blissful stone-age existence of Navi is FOREVER over. This shady motherfucker is the proof of it. Earth and many megacorporations are interested in it, each worse then another (outline the events of Texas incident, Neptune incident). If he does not make a meaningful decision, a pack of vultures will descend on Pandora and destroy it.

    He is better with honorable vikings who are upfront with their intentions than some shady fuckers who step out of shadows.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:11 No.10540340
    Actually you may have stumble on something there.

    Why don't we just ask them what they want? Just say that as we'll give them what protection we can from RDA, and we wish to mine a small amount of Pandorium (not enough to damage the ecosystem) and in exchange they can name a price.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:11 No.10540344
    don't be silly, the best alternative to pandorium right now is UMBRA, if we work to stop the flow we'll be handing the transport monopoly right into Pentex hands
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:11 No.10540358

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:12 No.10540378
    Exactly. Freaky Vikings we may be, we're honest about it. If we're going to kill you, you'll see us coming, and it'll be to your face. These guys? The orchestrators of the Texas Incident. The ones behind the Neptune Crisis. I think that past speaks for itself.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:15 No.10540427
    Do we have any evidence that Umbra tech is superluminal AND works across interstellar distances? I know we were looking into it at one point, but there was a lot of fear concerning what we might find in the Great Black of Umbra.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)18:15 No.10540428
    The Pentex representative gives a little nod and suddenly, Gungnir, the battleship you have orbitting Pandora, suddenly detects eight spacecraft surrounding it, popping straight out of nowhere. You can still see the grin beneath the gas mask, even though it's opaque. You know there's a shit-eating carnivore's smirk beneath there.

    You scream into the earpieces of your representatives and they represent you, trying to convey your arguments as best as you can. You improve your offers time and time again, with the representative of Sleipnir and Pentex trying to one-up each other and every turn. There just seems something real fucking shady about the Pentex guy, but the way he talks, it seems genuine - there's no way he could take advantage of Pandora on these terms, as far as you know.

    Finally, Jake Sully interrupts.

    "Alright, I get it. You're both fighting over the Pandorium. You don't want RDA to have it and you don't want each other to have it. How about this then?

    "Both corporations, Pentex and Sleipnir, ensure that no form of humanity will ever interfere with Pandora ever again, no corporations will touch this world. You will both try to do your best to remove RDA's monopoly and you will both blockade this planet to prevent interference.

    "This way, none of your rivals will get what they want - including both of you. You will prevent each other from stealing the resources of this world and exploiting it. Consider it a coalition, an alliance.

    "What do you say?"
    In simple terms, the UN was bribed into giving RDA a monopoly. It's official and if anyone tries to smuggle anything off of Pandora, RDA can go running to the UN for support and the UN is oblidged to back up their ownership.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:15 No.10540433
    I defiantly think we should give Umbra a much higher priority from here on.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:15 No.10540437
    Just a thought if we ever need to deal with Pentex in the future...

    ...How stable do you think these Umbra Gates are? Would be such a shame if one were to go haywire, and, say, let beasties tear the heads off of every Pentex member within several parsecs?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:17 No.10540469

    Ok, start building our blockade, and if we're forced to become a coalition with these shady motherfuckers, we can compare notes.

    If they're using Umbra, we want it.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:17 No.10540484
    >eight spacecraft surrounding it, popping straight out of nowhere
    >straight out of nowhere
    >eight spacecraft

    Well, we're fucked.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:18 No.10540487
    >In simple terms, the UN was bribed into giving RDA a monopoly.
    Ah, thanks for the specification.

    I say we take the deal, if we're completely surrounded there isn't much better we can hope for.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:19 No.10540514
    I don't know. Without access to Pandora's native wildlife and the Pandorium, I don't know if SLINT can afford to do this. We're specialized in space industry only; Pentex is a far-ranging megacorp. I honestly don't think that this would be in the best interests of our bottom-line.
    But if Jake thinks that giving in to Pentex will solve their problems, then he is welcome to that delusion.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:19 No.10540518
    What can you tell us about these eight ships? Are they organic, or any they metallic? what sort of specs do they seem to have?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:20 No.10540523
    To enforce this blockade, we will need more ships. Construct more ConYards on Hermes and Ares both. Establish a presence on all moons/planets with resources we can use. Secure the remainder of the system (the entire fucking system) for SLINT and build military vessels like we're in a war. Because we are.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:20 No.10540536
    We need that Umbra tech. We really, really fucking need that.

    And why is that guy wearing a gas mask anyway...?

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:21 No.10540539

    We gave them 500 billion, several years early. That's twice what they asked for. Get. Help.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:21 No.10540544
    A variation of Salomon and the baby? I approve, young Sully, and accept

    We would also like set up a portal station planetside, if we are allowed. You would of course be free to use it as well, should any of your people wish to see space
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:21 No.10540547
    >eight spacecrafts

    Warcrafts, or regular ones? I assume they are battle ready. Damn Pentex, I thought they would be making warships in Umbra.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)18:21 No.10540550
    I knew it... cloaking devices.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:22 No.10540559
    No do not resarch UMBRA, we need an alternative with that has far more reach in forseable future.

    LEt us try tachyons.
    If we can get a huge leap in tachons we get 4 birds in one:
    Tachyon superluminal drive
    Tachyon superluminal coms
    Tachyon superluminal sensors(think LADAR)
    Tachyon superluminal weapons.

    Plus a new option like this may curtail the addiction to pandorium, while we have broken monopoly over it, give huge options to potential clients in company of other offers from our premium tech, and well, we sur do fuck every other corp up if we can detect their ships befor they leave systems without beeing there ...
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:22 No.10540568
    Not just in Alpha Centuari. We'd have to start contracting an entire mercenary army back in Sol. Honestly, I don't know if this is worth it. Sure, we'd be able to deprive RDA of an incredible amount of profit, but can we afford to do it ourselves? Remember, we only have a 1 or 2 revenue streams, and that puts us in a very vulnerable position.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:23 No.10540584
    Seriously, fucking do this. We need help with this, and they have more experience.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:23 No.10540585
    Can't breathe on Pandora, the air kills humans.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:23 No.10540601
    It's Pandora. Non-breathable atmosphere.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:24 No.10540614
    They don't owe us that much, but they would probably help if we asked.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:24 No.10540620
    We're already using superluminal communication systems utilizing quantum entanglement.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:24 No.10540621
    So if Pentex are using the Umbra to exploit Pandorium, can we fuck up a gate, get a few killed so the na'vii can find out that Pentex are screwing with them?
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)18:24 No.10540623
    Well, they can for sure revoke the Pandorium Monopoly and hand it over to us. But to handle Pentex... fuck.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:24 No.10540626
    I like how Pentex could just snatch our Portal based industry from under our feet and leave us with no profit. The Umbra seems to be much better from what we've seen. :(
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:25 No.10540632
    It's true that if we can provide a strong alternative to Pandorium that would for fill our obligations here... Portals ain't new, they make in system travel pretty easy, but it seems like Pentex has already got an alternative of their own really.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:25 No.10540640
    Speaking of this, OP, what research project do we have going on at the moment anyways?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:26 No.10540661
    Make the ship passive scan the enemy for battlerediness signs, try to get at least some pandorium flowing ... And get a deal for study of biosphere. State:
    "No impact on indigenous culture and lifestyle"

    they are allowed to state the culture and lifestyle at any time.

    Yay to tachyons
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:28 No.10540694
    We'll wait and see when we time skip here, pretty much everyone has said what they think now so it's almost over. If Pentex does unveil Umbra transit technology, especially transit tech which extends beyond the solar system, then we're kinda fucked. But there might be a catch, like you have to fight space whales to move around or something.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:28 No.10540706
    Man, Pentex with their Umbra tech can circumvent the blockade whenever they want. Like one anon said they could have opened entrance under the ground and are mining the Pandorium there. Or they have found Pandorium in Umbra and don't give a fuck ... which is somehow worse.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:29 No.10540720
    We need to expand our R&D again or we have no hope of gaining up to the Pentes-Umbra tech
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:30 No.10540730
    I honestly don't think this arrangement would work. The only way that we could have kept Earth from getting fully behind RDA to glass Pandora, would be if we could offer continued Pandorium shipments. Without that, Pentex would have to off some kind of Pandorium substitute, or Pandorium from another source. I think they're simply going to continue Pandorium mining, assisted by Umbra technology to keep it hidden from the Na'vi.
    I say, refuse the offer. Then, when we find the Pentex mining operation, sabotage it and then tell Jake, "Told you so, dumb fucker."
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)18:30 No.10540735
    Looks like the majority favours this, generally, so it's a deal.

    After the conversation, as your team's about to leave the surface of the planet, the Pentex representative approaches.

    "A shame. Was hoping to humiliate you out there and put it on the TV screens back at home. Oh well, even if it won't make good TV, at least your grubby paws are off of Pandora.

    "It'll be fun working with you. Don't worry, let us handle the whole PR situation, you can just fuck off and handle the blockade. Oh, and if you've got to ask about the appearing trick we did up in the sky just now? We've got a face R&D department too~"

    He grins beneath the mask one last time and offers a fake salute.

    "The name's Regent. Call me sometime, partners. I'm sure we'll get along just fine."

    He reaches into his pockets and suddenly vanishes in a burst of black smoke and shadows, into the Umbra.
    It's Pandora. Your representatives are wearing gas masks too, just the typical, transparent ones. His is opaque.
    Standard non-modular design. Visual examination reveals weaponry, so they're military. Two mass drivers, two point defense lasers and one missile silo each. They also appear to be surprisingly bulky. The standard design appears to be wrapped with ring-like structures down its entire length. The first sensible theory is that these ships are capable of entering and leaving the Umbra using this technology.

    Now, shall we advance to 2155?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:31 No.10540749
    Plasma, if this is even available for research? If so, what is the feasibility of it, and what is the ETA for completion?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:32 No.10540769
    Wait, what about our research?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)18:32 No.10540777
    Research has already been put into tachyons long before this space race ever began.

    It's not feasible for FTL travel or weaponry, although it has been incorporated into FTL comms with no causality issues.

    Which explains why you're not waiting four years to get coverage of this negotiation.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)18:32 No.10540782
    Damn that Pentex. We were so close to right out winning the Space Race... Now we'll actually have to work for it...
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:33 No.10540784
    Well, beeing inhabited by mad energy beeings is a very good excuse for technical fuckups.
    From a military and logistical standpoint "gremlins did it" is a poor excuse"
    Whit this new option shipcrew and controlers at least can determine what went wrong the last time.
    Far more reliable and improvable
    Yes, but this would make interstelar comunications into a WWW imho, think of the revenu for providing such a tech base...

    For the Navi, ask if they want

    "anithing else, that we could provide. We are interested in pandorium, as without it humans prety much get earthlocked and that won't stand for long"
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)18:33 No.10540790
    You're already researching three things and - well, just trust me, you can handle it next year instead of this year.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:34 No.10540806

    Hit it.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:34 No.10540812
    What are we researching? I missed the last thread and haven't read it yet.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:35 No.10540821
    We could replicate it, now we have an idea of how it works, at the same time, It strikes me as just a bit of a glass canon.

    Those ships are light, one of our Motsognir warships could probably take them, especially if it had more advanced portal shields, and even if they started jumping around all over the place with their Umbra portals.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)18:35 No.10540822
    You'll see when I go on to Year 2155.

    Sorry for rushing you folks. I just want to make this quest go a wee bit faster. 4 years a session is not enough.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:35 No.10540829
    Dammit, Plasma, you know how to fuck us up just when we are getting to a sweet spot! First Texas incident, then Neptune got framed on us, now Pandorium!!!
    Will nothing work for us?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:35 No.10540831
    Let's get going, time's wasting.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:37 No.10540854
    OK, fine, timeskip.
    Let's see if we can nearly get to our next STFU repayment this session.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)18:37 No.10540863
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:39 No.10540890
    It's our lot in life, I guess. I mean no one said it would be easy, but we're Vikings, by Odin we will persevere.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:40 No.10540925
    About them portal shields.

    Can we use them to fire back the enemy's weapons?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:41 No.10540951

    I think that's the point, genius.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:42 No.10540971
    It is still experimental though.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:42 No.10540972



    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:43 No.10540973
    that would need another portal exit at the emeny ship.. so you either need to project a portal exit to said ship or use a fighter drone with a portal exit onboard. ,

    Very much R&D or highly expensive and uneconomic
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)18:44 No.10541009
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    Year 2155:
    STFU says that it seems like a fairly good deal, there's no reason why they need to help out here. Although, keep an eye on that Umbral technology. Make sure it doesn't get out of hand and make sure they don't go against the deal. Also, they're going to renegotiate the terms of Sleipnir's payments at 2160. Just a bit of a before-hand warning.
    Morgan Industries is making a decision that you can influence, as a stockholder and juniour partner. Request more information when you desire.
    Events - or rather, lack of events are taking place on Ares. Request additional information when you desire.
    Your scientists have come to a final conclusion about what the fuck those Pentex ships did in Pandora's orbit. Request more information when you desire.
    During a press conference, a juniour scientist bursts in and jumps on the stage and does the "Early Breakthrough" dance. Energy Transfer Portals can be made, although there's a slight flaw to them. They're not entirely efficient, only around 65%.
    Pentex is inspiring both shock and awe in the general public with a truly spectacular PR campaign, showing off everything that happened on Pandora from orbit. Also, Pentex has made your deal public. RDA is getting a *lot* of hate and it isn't coping so well.

    Balance: $409b
    Income: $236b

    What do?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:45 No.10541020
    The principle in opening a portal in the direction of the enemy ship is easy... aiming is not...
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:45 No.10541023
    Nah, dumbass. The exit portal is also on our ship. We simply activate the portal area where the incoming shot is headed, then activate an exit portal with a trajectory to shoot it towards the enemy.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:45 No.10541026
    No, you just make a portal near you that redirects to a trajectory that will cause it to impact the enemy craft instead.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:46 No.10541041

    Why are we building, fucking, 6 or 7 warships for the UN?

    No, that wasn't our plan.

    The plan was to make ONE large ship that was incapable of leaving the system.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:46 No.10541046
    Requesting info from both R&D and Morgan. Get the scientists on perfecting the portals after getting that man a mug of ale.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:46 No.10541051
    Pentex ships is first prio.

    Also, who cares about 65% efficency? We'll feed energy straight from the sun.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:47 No.10541061

    Hit us with the conclusion about Pentex ships, then the deal we can influence.

    We need to know what's going on.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:47 No.10541065
    Requesting more info on all subjects.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:47 No.10541067
    65% efficiency is pretty meh, but it's better than nothing at the moment.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)18:48 No.10541078
    That was a part of the original deal when you had the UN fund your warships to deal with the pirate problem.

    If it was dealt with before you built the ships, they would gain ownership of the ships.

    When these ships are built, they will gain ownership.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:48 No.10541087
    Offer to buy RDA assets. Suggest this to STFU as well.

    Now that they're so weakened, we can consolidate and acquire a large chunk from them.

    Even if Slint doesn't, STFU can.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)18:49 No.10541090

    They're the ones they already had an order on. For Neptune.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:49 No.10541100
    just FYI, 65% is about twice the efficiency of ICEs and just 10% short of the chemical engine of your body

    and with massive solar arrays orbiting the sun, it's not that big of a deal...
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:50 No.10541111
    Are you kidding? 65% is extraordinary.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:50 No.10541119
    >Request more information when you desire.
    >Request additional information when you desire.
    >Request additional information when you desire.
    >Request more information when you desire.

    Basically, yes to all.

    I think those are left over from Neptune.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:52 No.10541151
    We should start building these immediately. As in, right fucking now. Then integrate the tech into the UN's battleships, and make a big deal out of how we're so advanced and we're giving the UN the latest and greatest in SLINT tech.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:53 No.10541161
    And yet we can make it better. I say we corner the energy market with cheap power. Can we get a UN issued monopoly on it?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:53 No.10541165
    Good PR is good.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:53 No.10541172
    You're not thinking of this from a business sense! 65% efficiency is fine for you, but if we can get the efficiency even HIGHER then we can charge more without ripping customers off!
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:53 No.10541178
    >info, info, info

    Yes, of course. Give all the info!

    Also, details on Pentex PR campaign.

    65% efficiency is still pretty high, no? Set up some space stations to get energy directly from the sun and feed it to earth. Put this tech to work and gain money from it.

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:54 No.10541186
    on energy? doubtful... on energy portals? it's called a patent and it's awesome
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)18:54 No.10541188

    Replace one of the Cryo Freighters with the heavy, send the Cryo back, we need more people out in space. Also, get one of the Hermes Yards to create in-system transports, possibly Portal facilities so we don't need to spend our valuable interstellar ships on freighting intra-systems cargo.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:54 No.10541191
    All right then.

    I see to orders of business here, I think we should change our research que, neural networks seem a lot less important, and maybe get one or two of our CY in Alpha Centuri building a proper warship, just in case RDA comes knocking.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:55 No.10541202
    No, dumbass. We won't give the UN our best technology. God damn. Get your head out of your ass.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:55 No.10541214
    how about we just expand our R&D, 50b/year should give a nice boost
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)18:56 No.10541224
    "Okay, so here's the deal. We've already told you how the Umbra is made of many layers and how it could be used for FTL. Well, there's another thing about the Umbra. The very top layer of it, the one closest to our universe, is an almost perfect reflection, complete with physics and all. If an object is stable enough, it can stay on this layer and never sink deeper into the Umbra.

    "So, what we're saying is, there's no fucking chance that they could've perfected FTL travel at that range this quickly. However, they have perfected subluminal travel in the Umbra.

    "In simpler terms, they've basically perfected stealth technology."

    Chairman Yang has been dealt with on Chiron. There are no longer any rival human forces on Chiron. However, Professor Zahkarov was taken captive.
    You can choose one of the following two options. It will decide Zakharov's fate.
    1) "Deal with him".
    2) Attempt to bring him into Morgan Industries' employment.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:57 No.10541235
    It won't be our best for long. But you have a point.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:57 No.10541239
    We might get some good PR if we build a massive solar array as a proof on concept, for the public.

    If we can make a lot of money on this, there's no reason to hold back.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:58 No.10541247
    We should take the portal energy technology, and develop solar-catch platforms orbiting at a safe distance around Sol a kind of Dyson shell (look it up), this can be used to subsidise the energy requirements back home, and allow us more time to devoted to weaning everyone off Pandorium.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)18:58 No.10541250
    - Artificial Intelligence - Utilize technology from an old Aperture Science facility to create an artificial sapient.
    - Further Development of Energy Transfer Portals - Allows for increased efficiency.
    - Further Development of Modular Starship System - Increase maximum module capacity.
    - Further Development of Starship Portal Chassis - Allows for increased efficiency.
    - Further Research of the Umbra - Gain increased understanding of the Umbra and the technology of Pentex.
    - Macro Portal Carriers - Adapt portal technology so starships possessing it can be utilized as carriers.
    - Military Applications of Portal Technology - Discover possible applications of this technology in space warfare.
    - Military Applications of Tractor Beams - Discover possible applications of this technology in space warfare.

    You seem to be most interested in:
    - Further Development of Energy Transfer Portals - Allows for increased efficiency.
    - Further Development of Starship Portal Chassis - Allows for increased efficiency.

    So make a choice.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:58 No.10541255
    Such brilliant people shouldn't be eliminated. Even if we cannot recruit him into Morgan Industries, we shouldn't just 'deal with him' like a common criminal.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:58 No.10541258
    Get his ass working for us.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:59 No.10541263
    Plasma, requesting info

    How much money does each megacorp make right now? These numbers should be known and public. If not, then ask our Lone Gunmen. Though I am pretty sure company profits are public.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:59 No.10541268
    >2) Attempt to bring him into Morgan Industries' employment.

    Can't we get him? Please?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)18:59 No.10541273

    Chiron: I say #2
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:00 No.10541279
    MUST we focus on simply one thing to research? Surely we can research more than one item. Perhaps if we have science teams working on similar items, breakthroughs can be made on them all instead of pouring all our money into one realm of research.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:00 No.10541280
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    > Artificial Intelligence - Utilize technology from an old Aperture Science facility to create an artificial sapient.
    second priority is neural networking
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)19:01 No.10541291
    Generally, they usually have a minimum of $800b anually and a maximum of $4t anually.

    Although, in exceptional circumstances, such as with RDA's first batch of Pandorium, it can soar. Their record was $14t, although now it's sunk to $1.1t
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:01 No.10541300
    Recruit the professor. If possible have him work in our R&D. Offer money if necessary (but do not do this upfront)
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:01 No.10541301
    Energy Transfer Portals

    AI. This could help make our research faster.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:01 No.10541302
    The figures would be available in every quarterly review, anyone with even a single stock in the respective companies could access them, however, I doubt it's that important.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)19:02 No.10541306
    You know, I sort of think we should research more in Umbra, and do some real dickish world-ending things in it (hoping it won't trar apart our universe), only to keep Pentex from becoming better.

    Also, more efficent energy portals are not needed. I assume Portal Chassis means "Portal Shielding". Go for that. Or Modular tech.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:02 No.10541310
    Fucken 2! Zackarov and Deidre up in our labs, breaking and blowing minds(worms)!
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:02 No.10541311
    If we can't get Zakharov to work for us, imprison him.

    However, put him in a "cell" that is the size of a regular house. Full of books and shit for him to read. Also things for his entertainment, i.e., pads for writing, chalkboards, computers with absolutely no internet. The entire "cell" covered in faraday cages and whatever the most advanced anti espionage tech is.

    Spy on him as he develops tech in his spare time. Take his ideas.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:03 No.10541327
    Can we expand R&D to research multiple items at once? If yes, at what cost?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:03 No.10541335
    If we get AI, could we have it manage finance/R&D to make it more efficient/profitable/faster?

    Because if so, we fucking need that shit. FUCKING DO IT.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:03 No.10541336
    Just remind me, has Lady Sky gotten back to Earth yet? If yes then we might want to do some Umbra research, as she'll probably have useful insight.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)19:03 No.10541338
    Also, remember people. We're only the Space branch of STFU. They are the ones who get the really big money.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:03 No.10541339
    On Earth, as soon as possible, begin construction of a massive colony ship. We don't have a target ready yet, but by the time we do, we should have a ship ready for immediate transport.

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:03 No.10541340
    Assuming Deidre or whatever her name is won't be too pissed, I say recruit him. Seconding the idea that we begin building a station to transmit power from the sun to Earth and work on improving efficiency on our energy transfer and starship portals. AI is tempting, but has the potential to go horribly wrong. We'll get back to that later.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)19:04 No.10541344
    You can queue research, if you looked at the image I posted. However, you don't want to queue everything at once because then it devolves into people arguing over the order they're in and THAT'S FUCKING BORING AND TAKES UP LOADS OF TIME.

    So, a maximum of THREE ITEMS can be queued at once.
    There are TWO ITEMS currently queued.
    Add A THIRD to the queue, please.

    Also, no. You cannot recruit Zahkarov. However, Morgan Industries can.
    You can choose:
    a) Have Morgan Industries kill him.
    b) Have them recruit him.

    They're split on the situation. He's a brilliant mind, but his ideals are radically different and he may do more harm than good in the company, which has led to the indifference so that your vote is required.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:04 No.10541347
    I am all for sapient AI. Damn everyone to hell. I don't care for consequences. Shit has been hitting us hard lately, if the AI does not rebel then all is good, if it does then will take everyone with us.

    [logically, AI should not rebel as it should not have any desire to, if it does what it is programmed to it should be happy but we are working in fantasy sci-fi so everything is possible.]
    >> Harmless 06/16/10(Wed)19:05 No.10541362
    Get AI done.
    Offer the professor money, all the supplies he could need, and assistants as need in order to get him working for us.

    Contact that hippy chick we were working with and ask how we could help make out stuff more eco-friendly.

    Also start building energy portals that can stand to be near the sun and get into the energy biz.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:05 No.10541367
    Christ, why is everyone threatening to kill Zakharov? He's just an academic, there's no need to torture him.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:05 No.10541370
    How much does STFU make?
    I understand that we personally don't make as much as other MegaCorps as we are just a small part of STFU.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:06 No.10541374
    >have them recruit him
    >buy more stock in their corp
    >go to jail
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)19:06 No.10541376
    Lady Skye is on Earth, and she's currently doing some working on Neural Networking, something you've already queued.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:06 No.10541378
    Queue in AI research so that our R&D will go by faster when we create one. Recruit him into Morgan Industries. Radical ideas are the cornerstones of progress.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:06 No.10541379
    I say b). Just because.

    Also, A.I. FTW.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:06 No.10541388
    A new idea gentlemen! We increase research into neural networking, and on to brain function mapping, develop real-time mapping technology, which can be implanted in people to mirror their brain functions/memorys etc. Then develop a broadcast technique utilising tachyon comm's that allows us to transmit this 'consciousness map' to another system for downloading into bodies cryogenically transported or vat-grown to customer specifacations. near instant travel to other systems, would put a huge dent in Pentex indrustry, since long haul journeys would onyl be good for cargo now.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:07 No.10541398
    Oh, and I suggest researching Umbra more so we can DETECT THE FUCKING CLOAKED SHIPS PENTEX HAS!
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:07 No.10541399
    Imprison him in a luxury cell with many methods for him to express himself. Spy on him. Steal useful ideas he comes up with.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:07 No.10541401
    I say recruit him. Spin off a third, jointly-owned R&D company for him. 50-50 split in ownership, funding, and licensing of anything that comes out of it between SLINT and MI.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:07 No.10541407
    All right, well, in that case I'm tempted to say kill him, since he could be very dangerous in the right hands (read: any hands that aren't ours), at the same time Morgan industries sought of owe us a little, so if they're doing well then that's good for us.

    I say spare him.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)19:08 No.10541413
    Get Zakharov tro work for Morgan. Either it boosts them, and we better our relationships. Or it goes bad and we "take over".
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:08 No.10541423





    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:08 No.10541426
    Or maybe transhumanism?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:09 No.10541429
    Recruit the guy, ask them to send him to us if they are so afraid of his ideas.
    Trade him for something maybe, money preferably, we don't want to trade tech yet.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:09 No.10541439
    /r/ Ares info, I want to uplift these guys
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:10 No.10541450
    It dawns on me that, if we do complete Neural networking, we could use it to influence the Umbra, potentially.

    Maybe an anti stealth weapon, maybe a means of damaging Umbra habitats on Earth, either way, it could be useful.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:11 No.10541460
    AI + Neural + Zakharov = super (viking) scientists.

    also spent some money to make our R&D better like 250+bil$
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:11 No.10541466
    Transhumanism definately, people will be able to travel freely amongst the stars, and aging will no longer be a problem. For the wealthy anyway. Pentext wont be able to compete with everlasting life and instant passenger travel.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:12 No.10541491
    I vote for devving AI and leting Zhak live, set up shared R&D for him shared between both companies.
    Now gogo! Time's wasting!
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:12 No.10541492
    Build warships in AC. A fuckload of them.

    Research anything that will help us fuck over Pentex.

    Expand operations on all fronts. Build more portal facilities and conyards.

    Establish backup facilities, comm. arrays, etc. everywhere.

    Arm all of our stations.

    Send a bunch of warships to Epsilon Eridani, but have them stand by out of missile range until we give the order.

    Colonize Tau Ceti. Take it over and make it our second base, after AC.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:13 No.10541499
    Maybe we can download the board of directors (us) and not have to worry about dying?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:13 No.10541502
    Ah, yes, andinfo on Ares please
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:14 No.10541515
    Why don't you read the fucking posts,idiot?
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)19:15 No.10541533
    Ok, Gathering all that I consider to be done in one post.

    Let Zacharov live.

    Get a Cryo-ship back to Earth, the Heavy Freighter to take over.

    A Hermes Yard to work on intra systems shuttles.

    A Hermes Yard to build a warship (the UN kind).

    My vote in research goes: AI, Modular Tech, Portal Shields. We don't need efficency on the energy transfer.

    Get building Energy Transfer Portals and Sun plants by the sun. Hire contractors for the latter, shouldn't need to soak up our Earth Yards.

    Keep on supporting that faction on Ares with weapons and stuff. Also, I'd like to know what the Aresians think of us.

    Spend money on intelligence. We need to know what the heck the other corps are doing. Main targets are Pentex and MNU, then RDA.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:16 No.10541552
    I would like Zakharov to arrive at our R&D and imagine the initial conversation would go like this

    Prof: "Okay, guys, now I will work for you. I've got plenty of crazy ideas... But I want to know what you are working on"
    Aperture Science: "A true sentient AI"
    Prof: O_O ...... " .... I am sure we will get along just well"
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)19:16 No.10541559
    You're beginning to process of uplifting the Aresians. Primarily, you're allying yourself with the technocratic tribe, the "New People".

    Yet, they're not doing anything with all your military technology.

    They're taking it part and desperately trying to understand it before they dare try to use it in their wars, and it's just too complex for them - it's a mystery that they seem to be addicted to trying to unravel. Sure, they could use it - but they want to understand it first.

    In short, progress on Ares is VERY, VERY SLOW.

    Also, doing the 2156 update shortly.

    It seems you guys have decided to spare Zahkarov, so option 2. Morgan Industries has recruited him. As such a minor share holder, you couldn't make the decision to say "GIVE HIM TO SLEIPNIR INSTEAD PLEASE THANKS BYE".
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:17 No.10541562
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    reserch AI. needs be done
    I second this. It is important . if not for public, then for board of directors and major share holders
    yes to mind downloads
    yes to technical imortality

    REcruit him
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:17 No.10541563
    I thought there was a lack of events on Ares, though we should of finished that language thing by now.
    There is that, if we spare him we could recruit him later, or go into a joint research venture with Morgan industries if we really want his help.
    Seconding these.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:17 No.10541581
    I like him already.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:18 No.10541596
    This is good. Do this.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:18 No.10541599
    Unhealthy and suspicious behaviour noted.
    Please flag the xenos as highly contemplative and suspicious.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:19 No.10541616
    OK, second timeskip.
    >As such a minor share holder, you couldn't make the decision to say "GIVE HIM TO SLEIPNIR INSTEAD PLEASE THANKS BYE".
    Damned it! There goes my plan to take 100% of their profits.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)19:21 No.10541641
    Ok, buy simple gunpowder guns, churn them out en masse and demonstrate. Don't give them high-tech shit. Just repeaters should do fine for now.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:21 No.10541654
    I suggest we take our weapons from them. We do not want them to successfully reverse-engineer the technology and pose a threat to us.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:22 No.10541658
    try to educate them in less advanced military equipment
    basic chemical mass drivers and such
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:23 No.10541694
    Do these, but take the time to explain this in a nice way, so as to not ruin our reputation.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:23 No.10541703
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    halfaseed fanship in 5 min without mousepad... really bad, but i'll try better for next week.
    Any thoughts?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:24 No.10541713
    Yes, give them simpler weapons that are still superior to what their enemies have, but is still simple enough for them to comprehend.
    Winchesters, basic pistols, maybe grenades and basic howitzers.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:25 No.10541740
    Any more support for focusing research on the treanshumanism mentioned in >>10541562

    Could be helpful in dislodging pentex.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:26 No.10541745
    It occurs to me, that if the AI is not one of those "hurr durr humanity is a dog, machines rule" and works as intended then we could put it to use in our espionage department. We could essentially take over our rivals mainframes and everything that is computer related. We could kill them quite easily.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:26 No.10541756
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:27 No.10541761
    Ah good. I was just about to suggest 'revive Project GlaDOS'... Miniaturization is a necessity, just think of how so many scientists and workers wouldn't have died if we had access to probes that were intelligent enough to make rudimentary decisions.
    Also, the Portal Gun isn't the only thing Aperture Science is good for... Sure their drones are honestly pretty crap but I can think of at least five different uses for the Matter Emancipation Grid (most involve finding a way to weaponize it)
    Out of curiosity, what is the current research on Artificial Intelligences and Virtual Reality these days? Anything considered taboo, who has shown the most promising development so far?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:27 No.10541775
    Well... it doesn't look that bad, it will be better when it's finished.

    How about doing some of those Pentex ships, know thy enemy and all that.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:28 No.10541782

    Well fuck, explain it to them. Give blueprints or something. Let them work fastah!

    (also, they seem to be quite intelligent, not using a technology that they don't understand is pretty cool in my books)
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:29 No.10541794
    yes to transhumanism.
    yes to technical imortality(at least for shareholders)
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:29 No.10541800
    Looks, it's early days, to early to worry about converting the entire human species into machines.

    Maybe later.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:29 No.10541809
    Also favoring this as direction of research. FUCK YEAH IMMORTALITY FOR THE COMMON MAN!
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:30 No.10541823
    ...Isn't this pretty much an upgraded version of RDA's Avatar project? I mean, I'm not complaining, as the applications (as seen with Jake Sully's resurrection) are very promising. It's just our path might be easier than we thought.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:30 No.10541828
    >Also, the Portal Gun isn't the only thing Aperture Science is good for..

    Shower curtains... we are good at that too.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:31 No.10541833
    Slepnir industries brings to you Valhala on earth.
    You can forever feast and battle with the gods!
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:32 No.10541851

    FUCKE YEAH, WE COULD EARN SHITLOAD OF MONEYS! (if we make it as product of course)
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)19:34 No.10541878
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    Year 2156:
    The six warships are finally constructed. After a UN inspection, all Viking icongraphy is removed. They are paraded in orbit over Earth and celebrations are held world-wide. They are christened UNS Washington, UNS Brussels, UNS Beijing, UNS Dehli, UNS Rio and UNS Moscow.
    Pentex is continuing its massive PR beatdown on RDA whose income is steadily PLUMMETING. The general public hates them and are buying none of their products - instead, they're going for Pentex and Morgan Industries products.
    The price of Pandorium engines drops from $100b to $75b. They are essentially rangeless engines that can go any distance. There are currently 86 available.
    The Ares situation is going well.
    A colony has been founded on Tau Ceti - oxygen levels are a little low and the water has to be purified before it's drinkable, but otherwise, this primordial planet that your colony has arrived on is practically paradise, even if the native life is only really bacteria-based at this stage.
    You begin your energy project and launch solar panels into orbit around sun, as well as portal devices. Income SOARS.
    The Lone Gunmen have discovered something worrying. Please request more information.
    Ares is bearing fruit. Please request more information.

    Balance: $406b
    Income: $377b

    What do?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:35 No.10541885
    My votes are for:

    Research: AI, Portal Carrier tech, Neural network/mind-machine interface

    Spend money on solar-portal facilities; gain presence in the energy market.

    Build more battleships in AC.
    Send supplies to Tau Ceti.

    Supply Aresians with simpler weapons so they can consolidate their government faster.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:35 No.10541891
    >The Lone Gunmen have discovered something worrying.

    Oh Shit. Let info flow!
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:35 No.10541894

    >discovered something worrying.

    HIT IT.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:36 No.10541914
    Requesting all info.

    Converse with Deidra on terraforming. Begin process of terraforming our colony on tau ceti.

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:36 No.10541916
    >You begin your energy project and launch solar panels into orbit around sun, as well as portal devices


    Is that an ongoing process? We couldn't have build enough space stations to gain maximum efficiency yet, could we?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:37 No.10541927
    Definitely this!

    RDA value has dropped significantly. They have assets we could use, I'm sure. Construction yards, ships, factories, etc.

    I'm sure Pentex is thinking of this already.

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:38 No.10541930
    How much do you want to bet that Pentex is using Umbra to mine Pandorum and secretly stockpile it?
    Also, I'm disgusted by the previous posters in this thread, making the same stupid mistake the RDA did. Fuck Pandorum, I mean sure it's pretty neat, but Ewah was the real prize, just studying the creatures, attempting to discover how Ewah was alive (and maybe who build it, because there is no way in hell that it evolved naturally)
    But no, Pentex was able to convince them that we only wanted the magic space rock, and now we probably can't even send any scientists down, much less probes.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:38 No.10541933
    >all Viking icongraphy is removed. They are paraded in orbit over Earth and celebrations are held world-wide. They are christened UNS Washington, UNS Brussels, UNS Beijing, UNS Dehli, UNS Rio and UNS Moscow.

    Fucking arseholes. At least they could have left something left from us.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:38 No.10541940
    ring on lone gunmen
    ring on ares situation.

    something is funny about new plannet. to perfect. expect to be fucked by GM/karma at a later time, after colony is intact.
    Wayy to perfect
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:38 No.10541944
    /r/ing all info. Please. Thanks.
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)19:38 No.10541947
    /R/ing everything.

    Also, what's the price on RDA stocks? We'll want to start buying them soon and make a hostile takeover of their Space Program.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:38 No.10541951
    Fuck! What did the Gunmen find? Which bitch are we going to have to choke?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:40 No.10541964
    Some people wanted to at least have scientific outpost there. Make some research and whatnot on permission from natives.... but that was ignored or something. I am not happy about that myself.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:40 No.10541968
    Situation on Ares


    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:42 No.10541991
    >Please request more information.
    >Please request more information.
    Requesting information on both, especially lone gunmen.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:42 No.10541992
    We need to buy up all the engines we can and try to get as much of RDA's stuff as possible. Also, see what's up with the Lone Gunmen and Ares.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)19:42 No.10541995
    "Snedden's" Discovery:
    One of your top scientists who is currently researching Portal Edges is being bribed by MNU into writing a rather damning report on the technology he's developing, which he will send to the UN in hopes of rendering the technology illegal, probably by the end of the year. He is also apparently being offered a job with much higher pay. If he leaves, the number of break throughs will be significantly lowered.

    "Haglund's" Discovery:
    Pentex apparently has passive probes observing everything in Alpha Centauri, Epsilon Eridani, Tau Ceti, Gliese 876 and 40 Eridian.

    "Harwood's" Discovery:
    Tyrell Corporation is close to a breakthrough on the topic of "functional immortality".
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:42 No.10541997
    Expand R&D
    Expand Espionage Department
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:43 No.10542004
    ...We need to do all we can to make sure we obtain RDA's R&D department before Pentex does. The Avatar Project could very well be part of the key to technological immortality. Also, if we can, see what happens if Pandorum is integrated into AIs (I'm pretty sure it's essential for Ewah to function, which means it could be applicable. While we're at it, in our effort to crush RDA, let's see how viable it is to rename Pandora to Ewah (if the planet is sentient enough to have a name, it's only fair that that's what we call it)
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)19:43 No.10542012

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:43 No.10542015
    Oh shit!

    WHAT DO!?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:43 No.10542017

    Tell him we know about the deal, threaten to break his legs.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:44 No.10542025

    Didn't we do fucking everything to prevent that kind of shit? Deal with this fucker and make a lesson out of it. NO ONE. CROSSES US. EVER.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:44 No.10542026
    we should look into aquiring RDA's technology for their avatar program, wether by legal or not so legal means. then develop the conciousness transmission mentioned before the last timeskip. transhumanism means rapid colony development, workers operating machine-bodys while their physical bodies are being transported.

    And how goes the solar-portal energy-programme (SPEP)?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:44 No.10542030
    Take the scientist off the research, give it to someone more trustworthy and try to blacklist him. Try to find a way to feed Pentex's probes false information. Spy on Tyrell to learn what they know, and if possible sabotage their research.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:44 No.10542031
    Stage an assassination attempt on our researcher. Move his family to a "secure zone" for their safety. If he wants to fuck with us, we will fuck with him.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:45 No.10542039
    The price of pandorium engines plummeting implies that someone is still providing pandorium. Can we find out who and how?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)19:45 No.10542044
    It'll take a few years to build enough.
    Situation on Ares:

    When presented with much simpler chemical mass drivers, understanding comes quickly. They make many replicas which suit their own body types much more, and use different materials. They had already developed rudimentry grenades - in fact, Aresians seem somewhat like specialists when it comes to explosives. They're quite good with the magnesium of their planet.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:45 No.10542045
    Destroy their drones if we can.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:45 No.10542047
    >Tyrell Corporation is close to a breakthrough on the topic of "functional immortality".

    Ask them if we can steal or sabotage the project.
    Maybe we should do bribery of our own? Get their lead scientist switch sides or something?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:46 No.10542059
    Aid them in constructing their weapons. Designed and fit for them, fine tuned by us.

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:46 No.10542064

    What is the relationship between the Ares people we want to befriend and us? I hope they are cordial.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:47 No.10542074
    Counter-offer for the researcher.
    Not much we can do about the probes yet, but good to know that we are being watched.
    Shit, Tyrell beating us to the transhumanism punch. Can we do a crash research project on mind/machine interface and uploading minds to mainframes?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:48 No.10542090
    lovely... present them with primitive rocket designs, stabilizing fins and dual charge munitions
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:48 No.10542095
    Have a nice rational talk with the scientist about any dissatisfaction he might have with his job, obliquely insinuate that we are very capable of ruining him if he tries to cross us, and if we don't like what we hear... Make him disappear.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:48 No.10542100

    Sabotage their upload network? Get a virus in.

    Make them the laughing stock, then perfect their research, this will be exceptionally easier if we can bribe their top researcher,
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:48 No.10542109

    Be ready to eventual sabotage of our energy transfer system. DM hates when we start doing too good ;P

    Give better funding to Lone Gunmen, make it 10 times more better.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:49 No.10542114
    I think Ares may=Tau.

    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)19:49 No.10542116
    For the Tyrell hacking:


    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)19:49 No.10542117
    "Snedden's" Discovery:
    Find out his MNU contact, kill him. Make him subtly aware that we know what he is doing and the fact that we can both kill him and freeze any account he has access to. (we're a subsidary of STFU, also known as the Gnomes of Zürich)

    "Haglund's" Discovery:
    Fuck, I was going to propose we did that too. Oh, well, try to increase cryptation and things like that... perhaps play a little trolling with the AC probe with a protal gun.

    "Harwood's" Discovery:
    Fuck, just fuck.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:49 No.10542119
    Even something like, 10 billion should be enough to sway a few.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:49 No.10542122
    Alright, my suggestions for this year: Focus on improving R&D: Make sure that the scientist stays (either through the whip or carrot, carrot is preferable since we aren't talking about much money in the grand scheme of things) and make sure to buy up RDAs R&D.

    I assume RDA is out of the game now, which makes us the prime next target for the other corps.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:49 No.10542123
    1Deal with the traitor.
    2 Try to do sensles things(with some decoys and few ships) in said systems that are under survailance.
    3 buy into Tyrell corp. try infiltrate . also some partnerships.

    Also buy RDA stock.
    R&D top priority
    Shipyards close in.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:50 No.10542136
    rolled 72 = 72

    Shit man, here goes nothing, first roll ever.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:50 No.10542138
    Also try to buy the merc forces. they may be dumb, but as meatbags they do fine.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:51 No.10542147
    Out of curiosity, grant them blueprints to rudimentary forms of more recreational technology, see what they do.
    Just out of precaution, sign a contract with them saying that they work for us and we will pay them in blueprints and raw materials. You never know when their alien perspective could lead to a breakthrough.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:51 No.10542148
    rolled 85 = 85

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:51 No.10542151
    rolled 81 = 81

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:51 No.10542152


    Nice first roll, bro.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:51 No.10542155
    >Counter-offer for the researcher.

    you joking, right? Break his legs. Destroy everything he made the report on. Threaten his family. Sue the fuck out of him. Make him a husk of a former man.

    We need to make a lesson out of him. Let others know what happens when people turn on us.

    And what I am proposing is not that hash either. Remember when the first time we got betrayed? Texas incident? millions dead?
    >> Tyr's Right Hand 06/16/10(Wed)19:51 No.10542156
    At least not the craptastic rolls we've had before.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:52 No.10542161
    rolled 14 = 14

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:53 No.10542175
    >The price of Pandorium engines drops from $100b to $75b.

    None of our ships have any of these engines do that? We should consider buying some.
    We don't want to draw them into conflict, we know their monitoring things, but my only concern is that they could interfere with some of our operations on Ares and such. We won't be able to operate in secret but right now we don't need to anyway.
    >"Snedden's" Discovery:
    I'm tempted to say dispose of him, but I'd rather make him a better offer than MNU, but make it clear that we'll be watching him form now on. Point out what the other corps did to their informants in the Texas incident, and if he went over to MNU they'd probably kill him.

    More importantly, we can't let MNU have him, so if he does try to leave, deal with him. Quietly. But lets give him a second chance, he's only a pawn in corporate games to MNU, after all.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:53 No.10542177
    Yes, buy up RDA research assets, especially their Avatar Program.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:53 No.10542178
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:53 No.10542184

    Man, I am so happy for your slowpokery
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:54 No.10542195

    Expose via media, and act like MNU was trying/going to cause another Texas!

    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:56 No.10542217
    best idea. And plasma, can we buy up RDA's avatar tech and how goes the tyrell hack?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:56 No.10542232



    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:57 No.10542242
    So Plasma, is there any viability in trying to upgrade or implement the Aperture Science Matter Emancipation Grill? I mean for all I know it can be horribly inefficient/releases toxic chemicals or radiation/doesn't work like we thought it did.
    Also, has Portal happened in some form, are we aware of the Portal Gun's first test run, and their AI experiment?
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:57 No.10542244
    I just had an idea! In addition to everything, secretly install cameras and monitoring equipment on all of our portal assets, especially on our solar power initiative. Have the feeds piped to a secure mainframe that's disconnected from the rest of the Internet.
    My fear is that Pentex is going to use their Umbra cloaking tech to sabotage our portals again, like during Texas.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:57 No.10542247
    Give them a bonus maybe? But not too much, we don't want them getting cocky.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:58 No.10542253
    (Flash backs to Neptune)
    Oh, it could of been so much worse this time. And we had a high roll followed by another high roll, so that's nice.
    He's more useful to us alive than dead, if we can bring him back then we should at lest try, but keep a better eye on our science department.

    We did say, in the last thread, that we should increase our security, this and the dozens of other minor breaches only highlights how much we need to expand these things.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:58 No.10542261
    rolled 66 = 66

    try to also find alternate routes.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)19:59 No.10542264
    I would prefer not to lose one of our top researchers, but if he doesn't like our offer then we'll have to ruin him and try to do >>10542195 's idea.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)20:01 No.10542294
    rolled 8 = 8

    try your best at getting transhumanism

    also increase security. try to hire military vets with actual combat experiance for a mercenary "pet project" force to act as marines and security muscle.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)20:01 No.10542297
    how far down the page list is this thread? is it auto saging?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 06/16/10(Wed)20:01 No.10542301
    New thread: >>10542296
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)20:02 No.10542312
    Christ, I wouldn't be surprised if that roll caused our R&D to regress back to the stone age.
    >> Anonymous 06/16/10(Wed)20:03 No.10542329
    I do not think we are aware of just how dangerous Pentex is. If they are anything like their WoD counterpart, they don't really care about money or fame, all they want is to bring ruination upon the universe and laugh as existence itself is corrupted and destroyed. While we are amoral, they go beyond evil and straight into Cartoon Evil, I'm talking Captain Planet bullshit (though they are smart enough to hide any evidence of this, of course)

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