Since my laptop cord is still lost in the great ether that is the usps, I felt now might be a good chance for a catchup thread for those interested in joining, but find the 20 some odd threads a bit much.WHAT IS KNOWN: It is the year 2016. You are Agent Anon, an effeminate looking secret agent who plays as the macabre dancer Chen, a character modeled fairly closely after yourself. You have been sent in by the government to investigate strange rumors about "The World R:2" a steampunk/fantasy game which is the most popular game in the world at the moment.On Chen's first day in you were hit by a mass of black dots which sent him into a coma. He awoke feeling strange and that was when he met his partner, Haruko, sitting in the hospital with his sister. He then informed Haruko about the mission and eventually bring her in as the edge punisher Durga. He went back to the field where he was hit by the black dots and discover a man who calls himself Hamelin waiting for him there. He identifies himself as an administrator and hints to some server stability issues before sending Chen on his way.(1/4?)
Chen then spent some time adventuring during which he meets Durandal, a squat beastman with a fairly bad stutter, Deevon, a PK who fancies himself Chen's rival despite being a scrub, and MANIA a relatively bored looking woman in thigh high boots and very long hair. Chen manages to destroy Deevon and company before gaining Durandal's member address. Chen then went with Durga to a moon tree conference which was equal parts unnerving and boring. He decides moon tree is shifty in ways he can't fully describe yet and then leave. Durga wanted to go visit the arena, and thus Chen decided to join her. While there Chen ran into an arena ranking team and watched the current emperor Raum defend his title. He saw him summon a large monster which the woman Chen sat next to saw as well, and she forces him to join a team with her in order to take on the emperor during the next tournament.The next day Anon called his sister and got some kickass pain medication for headaches he has been getting, which anon has since been popping like candy. Without any leads agent anon logged back into Chen and made his way to a special event being sponsored by "Wild Fang's" guild master. Anon made their way to the event where he met two roleplayers arguing. One, a vampire roleplayer wearing a black frilly dress with black hair and too pale skin, was Luna Blackthorne, a flick reaper and the other, a deeply tanned man with scars and muscle, was Shimabuku, a tribal grappler. Chen joined up with them and makde his way to the bottom of the dungeon, killing Deevon again in the process. Once there Chen secured a future favor from the guild Wild Fang.Before leaving Chen ran into the NAOO knights, and managed to send them Deevon's way. Afterwords Luna and Shimabuku became permanent friends.Chen then decided to take a quest, and chose one called "Find the drowned treasure" at under the advice of a young man in a hooded sweatshirt named Snark.(2/4?)
After questing and leveling Chen made his way to the arena. While there Chen discovered MANIA has become infected with something, later discovered to be called AIDA, and the administrator from before, Hamelin, is using some sort of monster made by AIDA. In the fight with the admin chen is nearly killed, but he discovered Snark, who he had met a few times since, was actually more or less a figment of his imagination caused by his own AIDA infection.He summoned his avatar and won the day, though Hamelin swore vengeance for god knows what. chen eventually also defeats MANIA with his new found power, and purge her of AIDA. Chen then fights Raum, wins, and do the same, also discovering the existence of Epitaphs, a power similar to AIDA but doesn't play well with AIDA.After Anon recieves a call from his chief about some data he has uncovered and says sorry as he is probably about to get killed. Anon chose to leave the chief to his fate and made his way to an old JSDF training facility where he avoided three people, and started to have odd memories.The chief's body is fond the next day in the river and it is declared a suicide and the JSDF building explodes because of a "gas leak".I should point out at this point in time Anon became a bit unbalanced.Chen meets Vividor about this time, a man who primarily communicates with hip thrusts and infect shimabuku and MANIA with Aida. Anon spends some time having fun, and playing around, constantly telling off Hamelin in the process.Chen makes a guild and Snark modifies it to be invisible to CC Corp. Snark's grunty then gives Chen the power to break into other guilds when ever he wants, a move which angers Hamelin further.(3/4?)
Anon then makes a date with a hooker, Areta, who is able to make people feel things in The World, and discover she has an AIDA infection as well as the fact she is the terror of death. Hamelin wants her and Chen says no.Chen then goes to an award ceremony where lots of people are met and tell off Hamelin again.Chen then meets Archon, a man able to block our mental communication with Snark.Chen then goes to hang out in a field with Durandal which Hamelin locks down. He then data drains Durandal sending him into a coma and Chen goes after him. Chen manages to data drain Hamelin inside a hidden area of the game, discovering he is actually just a brain hooked up to wires in the cc corps main building.Hamelin, before dieing, fuses and AIDA seed with the epitaph Magus sending everyone logged into the world at the time actually into the world. Chen then infects Luna, stops a civil war in her guild, and manages to eventually fix things after a small fight with Snark.Currently Chen is at a festival with his friends from The World, trying to get some sense of peace back.During the course of the threads anon discovers Shimabuku is played by a K-pop idol, and stumbles awkwardly around women. He has also discovered there is some sort of wound in is soul or mind which Snark is keeping held together, and before this he was emotionally broken and just lived for his job.If any of the players are around they are more than welcome to add in with speculation and the like. I will be here to answer what I can, but again I do not have my notes so I can only say so much.Also will take questions about Hollow quest while I am here I guess.(4/4)
I can summarize Hollow while I am at it.We are Schrödinger, a newly born hollow. It has been almost a year since we double suicided into hollowdom. Hollowhood? Hollowism. What ever.We spent the first little while trolling and eating and rhyming. Then we decided it would be a good idea to confront a Lieutenant and as a result our plant hollow friend, who we may or may not have, spoken for gave up its place in the great wheel of reincarnation, or what ever.Current thoughts and/or hints. Shinigami are not murder hobos, they have personality and the like just not for hollows. Though if you didn't seem like a hollow they might be more receptive to you.Anyone want a character sheet or something? If not I can just continue twiddling my thumbs.
Do you have an expected length for each quest to go?What inspired you to start these quests?
>>25249908A pastebin to keep track of the .hack characters would probably be a good idea.
>>25249908Hollow Quest:What skills do we lose upon getting to Menos or Adjuchas?AIDA Quest:What is the purpose of the AIDA cores obtained from Hamelin and MANIA? Is it to strengthen Snark? Perhaps spawn more AIDA?Does AIDA and the Epitaphs have anything to do with Automated Ideal Data Acquisition?Is Agent Anon's family part of CC Corp?...is Areta a guy?
>>25249990.hack AIDA I see at maybe 60 more threads or so until it is done. Of course I could be insanely wrong but I would like for there to be an ending as opposed to just dragging out forever.Hollow quest is still too early to tell.I started .hack because I love the series and think it has lots of neat ideas. Hollow because the first was fun and no one seemed willing to take it up. So I just took it myself and just ran with it.>>25250020As soon as I get my laptop with my character list on it I will do just that.>>25250071Our cloaking will be less effective by nature of the amount of power leaking out. Pretty sure otherwise it seems we will be keeping all of them.They are the AIDA's brain, more or less. They will improve snark, or can be used to make a separate AIDA since Snark ripped the personality from it.I always thought AIDA stood for Artificially Intelligent Data Anomaly. Though yours might fit better what with Epitaphs dling human emotions. Still, I will say Epitaphs and AIDA totally different things so what one has to deal with the other probably won'tNo, they are notAll signs point to no.EDITED FOR HORRIBLE SPELLING
>>25250182Is there going to be more focus on characters with Epitaphs. We have two of them in our party but their powers don't seem to be that...impressive.Or does Areta just suck at fighting? I may be biased after the whole Haseo and Skeith team.
>>25250239>I always thought AIDA stood for Artificially Intelligent Data Anomaly. Though yours might fit better what with Epitaphs dling human emotions.I ran across "AI as Defense Attorney" and "Automated Ideal Data Aquisition" once in a fanfic of some sort. Can't remember what it was.>>25250244Didn't Haseo scarf down as many AIDA-Epitaph cores as possible to get 2nd and 3rd form?
>>25250268I thought Skeith upgraded with his own character strength. Other Epitaphs were shown to be about on par with him, if maybe a little weaker. I don't think Skeith really got power from eating the core, he just needed them to activate the Rebirth.
Sup AE, fellow QM who must not be named here. Keep up the good work, love your stuff. I don't think anyone handles the meshing of absurdity and earnestness quite as well.Sage because I aint contributing shit.
>>25250298...no, Ovan was the one who activated Rebirth after he got data-drained...
>>25250353But he could only activate it with the "Fully Awakened Terror of Death."
>>25250244Areta does sort of suck at fighting, it isn't even why she players the game, and when she is in sync with her avatar she has no real world combat experience so it doesn't transfer over.>>25250268>>25250298My impression was it was for the rebirth as well.Also any email like questions you might have for the characters go ahead and ask them here. To make up for my rocket fish being awful at making cords. Anything too detailed I will not get into, ut general questions about the characters/plaers are fine.>>25250345Thanks! It really makes me glad when other QMs say that considering how good the other quests I read are.>>25250353I thought ovan needed Haseo to have all the data of the other epitaphs before he could activate the rebirth? Which is why it failed at first because they didn't have the prophet
>>25250412>>25250431>I thought ovan needed Haseo to have all the data of the other epitaphs before he could activate the rebirth? Which is why it failed at first because they didn't have the prophetHuh. I thought it was due to the fact that Ovan activating Corbenik with Tri-Edge still attached to him was a shitty idea. Skieth could only purge Tri-Edge after getting the rest of the Epitaphs, due to Tri-Edge abusing Corbenik.
As the anon that originally proposed needle fur, how do you see it progressing, assuming its ever taken?
>>25250431Man, I am way too tired to think of e-mail questions for the characters. Maybe later.I'm guessing that this whole quest in an AU of the R:2 games. Otherwise the plot just gets extremely confusing. Are you planning any big reference to the G.U. games being thrown in.And I'm just gonna say, Ovan was a fantastic antagonist for those games
>>25250522Why don't we replicate that with shapeshifting?
>>25250509Huh. I will look into it before Corbenik becomes a thing>>25250522Becoming stronger, then being able to channel energy through it, then two paths. One for offense the other for defense followed by becoming a ranged attack, then generating steel rain type situation>>25250557I do plan on it, but I have to time them just right otherwise they seem ham fisted Already referenced Canard but I want to pull more of them in. Yes, it is an AU.Ovan was awesome in the second volume, less so in the third>>25250560I want anon to pick shapeshifting. So badly. They could eventually shapeshift to hide their hollow nature and then interact with shinigami and quincy and everything else I made in the universe. Right now shinigami just look like murder hobos and I do not like that too much but it sort of fits.
>>25250679FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-Goddamnit all. Well, I know what to do next thread.
For Hollow Quest, will becoming an Adjuchas affect Schrodinger's memory at all?The initial period of being a Gillian pretty much has no core identity, and I forget if we saw any Adjuchas remember being a basic hollow.
What would happen if Schrodinger just kind of... went to an airport and haunted a plane headed out of the country?Are there Shinigami border guards?
So what were you expecting we would do with MANIA?
>>25250814You will remember being a hollow. You won't remember much from being a gillian class menos though. Sort of like a big blank spot with moments remembering when you were hungry.Didn't the... #9 espada remember when he was a regular hollow? Since he remembered Rukia and Shiba.>>25250861Ha ha, well that's an interesting question. In theory I suppose you could do it assuming you could tolerate the ride over and your hunger. Who knows what you would find when you landed though?
>>25250940You would ask her about the moon tree guy and then leave her, maybe with a stern warning about her PK ways.Instead we get all of the awkward!
>>25250777shapeshifting and affinity.btw, AE, what does upgraded Garganta do? Could we upgrade it enough to ROFL into Soul Society?
>>25251024At higher levels it allows you to take more people with you. At even higher levels it lets you break the dimension between other worlds like soul society, yes.
>>25250991Given that Agent Anon was dead inside for the past, like, seven years or so, was he ever in any romantic relationships?Even an emotionally unavailable borderline fake one?
>>25251080Yes, he was. He was a relatively handsome man in great shape. It was expected of him to be in a relationship, so he was in a relationship. They did not end well, generally speaking.
I have a question for the readers of Hollow Redux..Are you not at all curious about seeing what's in the USSR? The fact that Azure is offering the ability to go intrigues me, and I'm intrigued to see what's happening there..I mean, why not see what we can see of this world rather than having our Protag be stuck in Japan?I'd want to see what type of world Azure has cooked up for us..But that's just me.
>>25251172No Menos, no shapeshift, no service.
>>25250959#9, Aaroniero Arruruerie was some weird ass science experiments though.imo, just make the memories feel distant and brief, like your not even sure they were cheshire's in the first place
>>25251201Schrodinger.>>25251050>>25251172Screw the USSR We need to max Garganta and fuck with Soul Society.
>>25251201But you must always remember hector.>>25251227I have plans for you to do that once you are arrancar actually. I even made plot relevant NPCs.
>>25251201Actually that reminds me, will we get a new name opportunity after we become an Adjuchas?Also are hollows even supposed to have names? Like Shrieker, Grand Fisher, etc seem like descriptions.
>>25251256Could we just like... port in directly and swipe shit from them?Kidnap a few of them... perhaps some of our hive-mind from gillian turns us into mad scientist archetype?
>>25251256If you're running a Bleach quest, I think you're contractually obligated to have at least one smug jackass who essentially cheats reality itself.Got someone in mind?
>>25251227Perhaps in the Soviet Union we can find an easier way of wrecking the Soul Society's shit?..Why focus on one aspect where there is literally an entire worlds worth of possibilities?Maybe we can run into other, Non-Bleach canon Soul Societies, and through them we spark a war between societies? Thus making ALL the Soul Reapers and their varients kill each other, and exacting our revenge in the bloodiest way possible?Don't allow your ideas to be narrowed by the show. I'm definitely not.
>>25251256>But you must always remember hector.
>>25251114Does Anon remember what he was like when he was a fleshy automaton?If so, does it feel real, almost like a dream, almost like watching someone else?
>>25251260Yes, you will. Currently it is set to Risa, but that is more than welcome to changer. Sort of just a placeholder for now.With how we have been manipulating reality Schrödinger seems to fit.>>25251281You certainly could, until they catch on to you and start actively trying to prevent it, but I thought the current objective was to avenge Carlos. If the players want to go a radically different direction they can however, I am not here to railroad them.>>25251289A few actually. One of whom I intend for anon to meet after Adjuchas. Well smug isn't the perfect word but still
>>25251336Yes and no. His memories about mission details and select "important" information is fairly sharp. His memories otherwise sort of blend together. He remembers them, but they are unclear at the least
>>25249656Did you have any long reaching plans for plantbro, or were you content with just keeping him along for however long he made it? Or on the other end of the sale, did you dislike Freddy, and want him gone as soon as possible?
>>25251410After anon said to pick him up and make him our bro I made some plans for them. Sadly it doesn't seem to be happening>>25251417Y, with some tweaking>>25251335So Risa is Homu?
While .hack//AIDA is essentially an alternate version of GU, it's still technically a sequel to the original game trilogy and SIGN right?
Do the Quincy still have a creepy Dracula-esque dude as their progenitor, even if he isn't Yhwach?
>>25251492Yes, more or less. There are some minor changes to the past, but the short of it is Morganna tried to stop Aura's birth, Kite helped make it happen, Tsukasa was lesbians. You know, the important stuff
>>25251310My idea is to take care of them personally and break them by picking them off with the Garganta into SS... Of course, we'd need to be at least Adjuchas to defend ourselves against a captain.. But we only need to fight a captain if they manage to catch us.Revenge is best served personally... we can dissect the different soul societies after we finish tearing apart the one that wronged us...
>>25251485Oh, with the way people yammer on about plant bro? Big time.
On a scale of 1 to ovan(10-ish) how cool is our .hack final boss?
>>25251529With .hack, is it possible to take like... screenshots?Like if we saw something weird and wanted to show one of our guild-mates, instead of awkwardly describing it?
>>25251521I am still catching up from where I left off on Bleach after it became a bit boring to me. To be answered at a different time>>25251531I would rather you do SS attacks after vasto/arrancar. But if the players want to then they can.>>25251539But Madoplant was the one with time powers! They saved us!>>25251590Current estimates have one of three bosses projected.She is 7/10 so farHe is 10/10It is 8/10>>25251612It is translated in your brain mostly, such as avatar battles. Everyone else will just see what their eyes see, but if it is non avatar related shenanigans then yes, it would work.
>>25251655That sounds awful. Plantoka? Maplatka? Madplantoka? Needs work
>>25251655You underestimate us.I'll bet you we'll find a way to make a four-way battle royale with our party and all three final boss candidates.
>>25251655So Kite's fine as long as he isn't Azure Flame God?
>>25251720That would be hysterical.
Just to let you know, the .hack quest inspired me to play my copies of G.U. again. Thanks for that. Also, what exactly were the classes for everyone so far?I know we're a Macabre Dancer, Durga's an Edge Punisher, Shimabuku and MANIA are Tribal Grapplers, and Luna's a Flick Reaper. What are Areta, Hatsu and Vividor? Though, I can guess Vividor is a Lord Partisan, what with all the thrusting and such.And I'm just going to assume you've got some more characters on the way to fill out the other classes/
>>25251531Oh I wholey agree, we will rip and tear through hundreds of soul reapers before we're done.I'm just thinking of a combination of Cannon Fodder and a Diversion.When all the soul reapers are busy in a massive war, we can personally sneak in and massacre. It lessens the risk on us a tad, meaning it wouldn't be our lonely Protag against the concentrated force of the Soul Society.Also, I want to see other soul societies, period. But I understand your point, I'm just thinking of trying not to die. again.
>>25251655I'm assuming that Arrancar will be just us getting bored with our face and ripping that off too...aside, I move to any other players that we hold off on going arrancar until we hit Vasto Lorde. Arrancar get locked at their level evolution-wise.
>>25251734For screenshots? Yes. Otherwise he is just character data. Even AIDA, if they are just black spots, can be screen shot.>>25251753Areta I believe I have down as a rogueHatsu is a twin bladeVividor exits in a state of pure male sexuality which brings him beyond all class>>25251792It will be a moment of near infinite pain and wlllpower, but I will still call it a triple suicide.
>>25251753Vividor is apparently a Steam Gunner from when we checked his level and class.I know, I'm surprised too.Also you forgot Lotus....Everyone forgets Lotus.
>>25251655Well that is a great answer concerning the bosses.So what were the exact ramifications from the AIDA server. How many players were put in a coma. You said CC corp shut down investigations but there had to be some stores going before that.And silly question: What are the odds we get the harem ending?
>>25251821I should also say that if you continue to up shapeshift then when you become arrancar you can move, and if high enough, even totally "Get rid of" Your mask>>25251831I honestly remember planning to have him putting a gun between his legs and firing using pelvic thrusts. FaaaaaantasticLotus is a blade brandier
>>2525185811% of the people playing were put into a coma. There were some stories, but it seems your department, special investigations, put down a lot of the legal progress the cases were making.Odds of a harem ending based on what I will allow or how well we are doing?If you put forth the effort to it, Harem ending is possible, hell haseo had one by the end of the game.Based with how you have been dealing with some of your female others? Ehhh... 15% or less as of now. If Anon wants a harem he will have to work at it. You aren't even trying to hook up with MANIA and she should be cake;
So with Hamelin.Was turning himself into a brain case really the only thing he could do to feed his family?Really?
>>25251941>You aren't even trying to hook up with MANIA We'll see about that.
>>25251971I'm on the Cole Train for Haruko myself, but best of luck to you.
>>25251945Some of his memories were twisted by AIDA and the trauma of having his brain shoved into a computer, but he was a programmer on the way out and once CC corp fires you it is hard to get a job elsewhere.There were other options, but he was a man on the edge at the time and made a potentially bad call.>>25251971There is a portion of the players who want to stay far, far away from that special brand of crazy, and only want her as an ally because she is too much of a threat as an enemy.>>25251993On the other hand there is a group of people who want to stay away from Haruko too because she "deserves better" and wants a white picket fence ending. AN ending some anons are not certain they could deal with.
>>25251993I guess with Haruku I'm aiming more for the much rarer BROS4LIFE which is almost unprecedented in fiction.
>>25252027King's game, king's game.Or maybe everyone is secretly afraid of commitment and this will turn out like the anticlimactic ending of a shitty harem animu.I swear to God I'll murder every player in the thread if that happens.
>>25252027Looking for a tip...You seem to be filling these two universes with colorful characters...How many did you have planned out before even the start and how have you kept track of them?
>>25252027On Haruko, I am not saying we don't understand that with her, but it seems the general feel of the thread is "She wants to buy a house, raise a family, and settle down for her life." Which even for adults is pretty damn hard to deal with when dating.She is looking for someone to spend the rest of her life with, and wants to date based on that idea. Can Anon really be that Mr. Right?>>25252132As I hate those sorts of endings too I will be right there with you. Except when I have the characters all go insane and eat each other's faces.I hate unresolved endings
>>25252202> MANIA hunts Anon down in the real world and has her way with him after weeks of being denied....I think that ending would be adequate if everything goes shitty on our side.
>>25252190How many did I have planned out? For AIDA there was shimabuku, Luna, Lotus, Areta, Hamelin. The rest I sort of winged as they came along or are radically different from their conception.I only made Haruko after Anon rolled that natural one and I realized Government agents needed partners.I keep track of their personalities mentally, maybe say a few sentences that "fit" them when I want to remember. I keep track of physical data on notepad with their physical descriptions, real names, where they live etc.Once you have a personality and history down it is pretty easy to set up their likes and dislikes around it, since you know them as "people"As for Hollow I am still world building somewhat, but of the characters I have made my best advice is just to make them interesting. People like knowing interesting people
>>25252132What, no Negima ending? Pfft. You're no fun. Luna's fun - though we need to get her to stop hiding behind her RP mode. Lotus just seems like a wallflower to me at this point, and Areta's not interested, I don't think. We'll have to see what happens.Anyway, thanks again for the threads, AE. Thoroughly enjoying them.
>>25252332 Oh, that reminds me. Was the blue hair nofunigami suppose to play a larger role, perhaps something like rising through the ranks of the Soul Reapers as we rose through the ranks of Hollows?
>>25252303Please, she's a fine lady. She has people to do that for her. Both the tracking down and the ravaging.>>25252347Areta just met you. She is a relaxed chick and is willing to take life as it comes. She could be interested in you if you put forth effort, but otherwise is just content to lay back and let the clouds drift by.Easy going Older Sister was the idea I had when I made her. Thanks for reading, I am not much of a writer but it makes me glad when people enjoy what I do! Still, the threads are only as good as the players make them.>>25252382I had planned for that eventuality. He would bulk up and start a special hollow killing squad just to get rid of you, or you would shapeshift and become friends during the invasion of SS arc I have planned.Actually it is good you killed him I had no idea what his Bankai was going to be
What possessed you to decide six days a week was a reasonable schedule to maintain?
>>25252498>She has people to do that for her. Both the tracking down and the ravaging.Is she involved in the Russian mob?Is she running the Japanese branch of the Russian mob?
>>25252499The trick is just to never sleep.Seriously though I usually have fun when I write the threads because my playerbase is pretty awesome. Why wouldn't I want to do a fun thing as much as I can?My main fear was I would sleep in too much and miss the start of the threads but I seem to be waking up pretty goo these days... I said before not waking up for 16 hours.If the pace is too high for my players I can cut back some.
What quests are you following?What ones are you interested in following but don't have the time to catch up with on suptg?
>>25252533Ha ha ha, like a video game playing version of ms balalaika? Actually I think that hits one of my sweet spots, you shouldn't tempt me like that.>>25252548Following the song of fire and ice quests, Magical Girl Noir Quest, Strike witches 1989, Shadow. I was following vampire quest but we seem to have given up on the revolution of the people plan so I have missed the last few threads.Fate/stay again I want to follow closer, but since AC guy and I seem to run at the same times I usually can only participate lightly. I also give Tavern quest a good read.I don't know which ones I need to catch up on suptg at the moment since I think I got them all, more or less?
How much does Snark know about what happened with Harald, Morganna, Aura, and Kite?How much is he willing to share?
>>25252638I would participate/run more, but my schedule is bullshit at the moment.Also, every thread I show up in has at least one character die so far.
>>25252777He knows quite a bit, but less than some anons think. He knows harald made Aura and Morganna was part of her birth though he didn't know about the epitaphs being used, thus thinking of Morganna as Aura's mother.And he hates all of them for quite a few reasons. but partially because Aura made a huge mess on the internet which he feels everyone else has to cover for.>>25252814But that isn't your fault. Besides I augahuh.See? I didn't die when I almost choked on my salad. Wait, where you there when Fernando fell?
>>25252814Oh, come on I mean, Durendal bit the bullet, then Areta...Huh.
You plan on having any canon bleach characters play a part in Hollow quest? perhaps even show up?
>>25252891>>25252899Yep. I also rejoined MGNQ in time for Midori's apparent death.The guy who runs Joker Quest is apparently trying to bribe me not to participate. Which would be interesting, getting paid to NOT do something.In any case, I'd rather not draw too much attention to myself, so back to Anon for me...
>>25252933I'd love it if this were never the case.Also, captain commander needs a godly bankai.
>>25252933I really don't want to, partially because it makes it too easy to metagame, and also because after that last anon said I failed to capture the bleach verse good enough I sort of became apprehensive about it. Plus I have lots of fun characters planned so I need somewhere to put them.I am planning on having the noble houses still exist, just with different members and likely different history.>>25252993I already have him written. He will be Risa's natural enemy. Very godlike bankai>>25252983Well you are still welcome in the house of azure!
>>25252993I'm pretty sure that the Captain Commander of the Soul Society needs to be approximately equal in strength to the rest of the Soul Society.Because that's how shit rolls in Bleach.
>>25253065But didn't he have an absurdly powerful fire power? Like... had to be kept sealed because it could damage the structure of soul society level power?
So, how do you manage humor so well? I ask because I am bad at it, and am shamelessly looking at my betters in this category to improve my own quest.
>>25253086That and also flame zombies.And I think some third thing I'm forgetting. The point is it was badass as hell.
>>25253086Yeah, simply by using his bankai he was slowly destroying all the spirit-water in Soul Society. I can only imagine it'd get even more baked after that point.Also, if Schrodinger is following the path of Kitsune, which he goddamn rightly should....What would happen if we got enough new abilities to have 9 tails?
>>25252638Not interested in Predator Quest?
>>25252993>>25252933I would love to fuck with Ichigo.Not like, 'kill him because lulz'. I mean, like just sorta join his group off and on at about the Chapter three point of the Manga.Imagine for just a second the Soul Society Arc there.Everyone gets geared up, epic fight scenes, Aizen does the giant reveal- and the is suddenly ganked by the one dude who was just following them around and was secretly a fucking Arrancar in disguise.After killing Aizen, he just kinda says 'you're welcome' and leaves everyone VERY confused. Especially if people had seen our wanted posters hanging around.I mean, I know it would never happen, since at the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM he would change the details of the scheme around (actually, he would probably make it seem as wild and free in terms of canon as F/A seems to be)..... Still a fun thought though.
>>25253086Yeah.When I said 'rest of the Soul Society' I didn't mean 'average member of the Soul Society'.I meant 'combined'.
>>25253198Is it wrong that when I try to picture MANIA, I see this lady with cyan hair and tighter clothes?
>>25253198It's not a perfect plan. I never bothered fleshing it out because of how unlikely the situation is to even come up.That said, I just like the mental image. Worst traitor in history, massive war about to happen- suddenly not an issue because a DIFFERENT villain you're completely terrified of killed him and skipped town.
>>25253088Well, I am not overly funny in real life but if you think I am then I will try my best to help.1) Don't be afraid to make a fool of yourself. If you are constantly afraid of how others will react then you will never take risks. Of course, this has to be done within reason.2) Throw things to the wall and see what sticks. Some times you hit and sometimes you miss. Players will generally give feedback when something is bad.3) Watch funny things. Just like everything else it requires experience to do. Watch funny shows, read funny stories. Naturally they will lend themselves to your writing.Again I am no expert at writing, I am majoring in one of the sciences, but that is how I see it working. Also think of the theme of the story you are writing. Hoillow quest lends itself to black humor pretty well while AIDA doesn't. There are different sorts of humor for different scenarios, just try adding a little in here and there>>25253132I planned on the nineth tail being where you hide your sword actually, but if you go beyond that I am fine with ten tails, the tenth showing you have surpassed nature.After that I will think of something>>25253161I will have someone Aizen like plotting to destroy soul society and is acting against the interests of someone you can work with.I won't say who thoughI will say one of the people you can work was heavily involved with a different SS>>25253251Probably me making her an ara ara, lady. I do not mind this
>>25253198To be fair, at that point, Aizen was not immortal, and the fact that nearly everyone had seen his zanpaktou was his saving grace.
I have Bleach related questions.The swords that people have (cannot remember the name/spelling), is there anything keeping someone from having more than one?I know Arrencar or whatever have one that turns them back into Monster form. Is there anything stopping one from getting a 'normal' one out of the soul society and using it like a Reaper?Would said sword evolve weird and turn the Hollow-ish person into a different kind of monster-form? Could you combine said forms into a different monster?Or would it go the normal 'Bankai' route that Reapers have? If you had a 'Bankai' and a Hollow's 'sealed power' sword, could you use both at once if the Hollow was humanoid in their unsealed form?
>>25252638I'm fairly new to the OPing thing, any tips and tricks you would recommend for me? Any mistakes you made that you later picked up on and altered you style to remedy?
>>25253129Flame zombies, matter annihilating blade, and a matter annihilating fire armor.>>25253291The tails would only come out with the release I think... if we're doing Arrancar..I honestly don't know what to think about Arrancar... THey described their release as getting BACK their original hollow powers...I guess I'd imagine that they'd be released in a more powerful state.I'm also under the impression that Ulquiorra was the strongest of the arrancar due to his second release... I actually wouldn't mind meeting a nihilistic character like him only to mess with him a bit and make our first new not-Cathy friend.
>>25253356Well, we took blue's sword as a trophy, but when he died the spirit within was released or whatever, leaving the sword a husk of the power it once commanded.
>>25253356In Bleach, there are only two Shinigami to have dual zanpaktou, and they're both pretty much the first students trained by the academy.Also I'm pretty sure hollows/arrancar don't emit the right reiatsu to feed/activate the zanpaktou of shinigami.Or the man who invented the zanpaktou designed them not to.
>>25253408Well yeah, they imprint on the swords when they get them.I'm suggesting maybe stealing a couple of them before they do that somehow.>>25253418>Not the right auraCould we change/adjust that somehow?It's worth looking into, if only to see what sort of madness we could get involved in over this.
>>25253454I don't know, I think it's an intrinsic property that shinigami, hollows, and quincy all utilize reishi or whatever differently.That's why hybrids are such a big fucking deal.
>>25253356Something about the way the soul works. Two of them have twin swords with twin souls, but it is rare.The swords made by soul society are similar only in shape. Hollows do not have the right sort of go juice I blieve.See aboveAs to this one I also say see above, but I will say Ichigo could mary sue what ever he wanted>>25253364Give the players some options to help their brain juice start going. Only ask for their input when it is really important. Things like them using the bathroom, getting coffee, and all that I just assume happen and write it. Basically don't ask pointless things.Also always keep the plot moving. Don't spend too long on any one thing or players will get sick of it, more so when that one thing is a person>>25253388I always imagined the MC having like... if they had long hair it would ge down and end in nine points with weights on it. Or they have nine tattoos, or nine belts hanging down. Something aesthetic, you know?Madoplantka is best friend! I plan on including characters like him.>>25253454Go juice fundamentally wrong. It is like... I dunno, two operating systems trying to work together with no translation software between them.
>>25253454>>25253577Or maybe like lighting a box fan on fire instead of plugging it into a socket and expecting it to run. It is energy, just not the right form or applied in the right way.
>>25253577So, if we go the 9tails route, which would cost mad exp in the first place.. would we get some kind of mythos bonus? Like auto 3-5 stars?I mean, feeding all that exp into new abilities, all mediocre would be a feat in itself... you know... the feat in surviving that long.
>>25253701I may as well say I planned on having you automatically get upgrades based on your rank to a certain point. So yeah, that was designed from the outset.
>>25253738Alright, you've convinced me to believe in the 9-tail route...I still say no to effing bee-breath....Though, lightning Dragon-breath would be cool...What about Foxfire? I take it that we'll get some kind of space-controlling upgrades down the line... Gotta have pocket dimensions as a Kitsune...
>>25252891Is Aura the "she" you have listed for possible final boss encounters?
>>25253780To be honest I'm a bit disappointed we didn't get wind element.Working your way up from kamataichi to kitsune seemed a sweet deal to me.
>>25253780Bee breath is silly in my opinion, It will become functionally useless once we get our Cero.Fox fire is possible.And dragon breath becomes cooler when you add in more elements to the point you become a sith sorc with your power.>>25253797Nope, not even close. Good guess though! It is possible to make her the final boss, but I do not see anon going down that path.
>>25253809You can still buy it. Only two other tails are locked in so we are still very much in the projected path.But Sith>Kamataichi
>>25253816Well, there's always Cubia, Snark, our sister, our parents, Durendal...Probably going to be Durendal."Y-you st-stole my dream, Ch-Chen. AAA-and you know wh-what?You can have it."
What kind of new characters can we expect in .hack//AIDA? Although grunties have changed in the newer games would it be possible to get a grunty that we could ride? Wil there be any focus on npcs that we could potentially gain as allies or will it be only ones for areas and plot reasons?
>>25253862Sith<kamataichiFixed that for you.Extreme-speed flyby windshredding people sounds fucking amazing.And maybe a third path to needle fur would be blade-fur?
>>25253885With our rate of terrible decisions, part of me wouldn't be surprised if we screw up so hard that we wind up doing what CC Corp couldn't (or was too smart too) and resurrect Morganna.
>>25253885Durandal and sister. OTP I don't actually know what that means but I think it fits.>>25253887No ridable grunties, sorry. That is why you have a motorcycle. Unicylce.NPCs as allies is tricky because they have a set programming they have to follow. Despite seeming real they are, no matter what, not people thus do not have any "personalities" per say.The guild warfare system sort of has NPC allies though.>>25253930Possible for needle fur. Why don't we compromise and say a sith kamataichi would be best? Extreme flyby sith lightning>>25253960"Chen what did you do?!""I am bad at plans! And women! She is both!""Hey babe, how you doin? I'd like to download into your hard drive, if you know what I mean""Snark, leave her alone!"
>>25253488I'm reading->Hybrids are such a big deal.What I'm seeing->We need to seduce some Reapers/Quincy.And I'm thinking->Caaaan do.Which is probably a sign that I've been drinking too much.But now I'm curious, AND BEFORE ANYONE SAYS I'M THAT GUY, I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR I'M NOT ADVOCATING ANYTHING JUST CURIOUS ABOUT A CERTAIN PART OF THE METAPHYSICS.Now that I've said that, is it possible for Hollows to knock people up/get pregnant?I mean, certain spirit beings can have kids, but this particular one didn't ever come up.>But Anon, that didn't soud creepy at all!That's because I haven't yet segued quite naturally into the obvious followup question.>And what's that?Hollow Rapists.>oh gawd wutYeah.From a purely gamest perspective, it's an interesting thought. It's not something I'd advocate (and not just because it didn't fit the character) but a serial rapist Hollow trying to knock-up as many Reapers and Quincy possible for whatever reason....>Stop this line of thought.I can't. I'm not sure what exact purpose it would serve, and I'm not saying WE should. Just....>Stawp.The question needs to be asked. I'm sorry.How serious is a threat of Hollows raping people? you know, beyond the obvious mark of 'I just got violently sexed-up by a soul-eating monster I exist to kill' and the associated mental issues.
>>25254010The next step is becoming the lightning...How much Affinity do we need to BECOME the element? Would it involve shapeshifting?>>25254037Hollows can infect the souls of men and pregnant women, inducing hollow abilities in the offspring.So if a hollow just kind of went around half-killing living humans, you'd get a shitload of fullbringers...Speaking of that... The kid we poisoned need to grow up faster damnit! Need to see what to make of him...Say something like we saw potential in him from that young age, or that his parents were cruel, heroine addicts... or something.>Pet fullbringer acquired.
>>25254037Most of what you said is stupid and dumb, but I'll help out a bit.If a Hollow attacks a woman and she later gets pregnant, with someone else obviously, (or maybe it has to be a pregnant woman), her child will be what is known as a Fullbringer.Fullbringers have weird abilities that are sort of like a hollows, but able to be applied differently because they're not insane with endless hunger.
>>25254037Before menos we are a sexless monster with no fun bits.Before vasto we don't even have humanoid formEven as arrancar the best we could do is maybe make a fullbringer if we have a.. soul.. suit thing? Specially made to be able to do such.The be honest I am still fuzzy on how shinigami make babies in soul society. Hell, how did Rukia's sister catch some fatal disease and die giving Byakuya dude a tramatic backstory.Her soul got sick? What? How? I don't even...So to answer your question hollows don't really have a sex drive, not in the traditional sense as to make more hollows you have to rip their chains out.So little to no threat.>>25254108I plan on having him come back in the invasion of SS acr as a teenager. Until then you are an ageless monster. Learn patience.>>25254120Apart from the stupid and dumb part I agree with this Anon.
>>25254120>>25254108>FullbringerLike Chad was or whatever?I knew they could fuck with other people's kids, I was wondering specifically if they could sire offspring of their own.I doesn't HAVE to be a rape thing, I mostly put the rape thing there because.... well.... How many people would willingly stick their dick in a Hollow?
>>25254120So like what >>25254108 said, it's not impossible that an eccentric hollow would set out to make as many fullbringers as possible.Just to fuck with people.
>>25254188 >How many people would willingly stick their dick in a Hollow?I would, pic related.
>>25254188Hollows don't have genitals.They lost that when they lost their human form.They probably only regain them when they become Arrancar (and we know Arrancar have fun parts due to the location of Syazel and Harribel's hollow holes, look it up).
>>25254188You ask this on 4chan of all places... huh.No real sex drive means no way to even use any unapplied giggle parts if they ever existed.Fun fact: Poison is close to evolving. Soon it will be either a poison which brings madness, the insanity of your being shifting and twisting those marked by you to see the world as you do.Or your poison makes you a blight, making you have to be careful how you deal with others because you will rot them just by existing,
>>25254010A set programming would be easy to get past if Snark just modified/infected the npc wouldn't it? It might not be that great at conversations but it should be better than MANIA's cat. Although it isn't a npc would we be able to steal one of those AIDA dogs and have Snark make it fight for us?
>>25254270The ones Hamelin had? He could work at it, but they were quite a feat of manipulation, being used in conjunction with his power as the temptress. It would take work.As for snark modifying it, it is possible, but the personality would be based on what Snark thinks is fun.
>>25254188I was going to respond, but then>Stick their dick in a Hollow.You are significantly more clever than I realized, Mr Troll.>>25254180>The be honest I am still fuzzy on how shinigami make babies in soul society.So it might be possible, assuming a more evolved form had the needed Canoodly bits?Now I'm actually curious.>>25254261>No real Sex drive.I would imagine hypothetical rape-hollow would be the exception to MANY rules.I mean, feel free to make whatever calls you want boss, just saying that now I'M curious..... what an odd turn for the conversation to take.
>>25254315Did Snark let us hang onto the Magus core to jam it in someone else, or did we let him eat that one as a peace offering?
>>25254341No one has made any calls, so it is in limbo at the moment.Honestly that seems to be a hated part of the quest so I am scared to bring it up.>>25254323It does raise some interesting questions, but is not likely a path I am willing to walk down in this quest.I dislike totally ignoring player ideas but I may have to
>>25254403>ignoring ideasI wouldn't advocate it (I don't think anybody would) even if you said 'yes'. It's more of a question of is it possible.Like I said when I brought it up, I'm not really wanting to go there. I just wanted to know if it was theoretically possible.
>>25254479Well sometimes I have to. Such as when that guy kept asking for agent anon to masturbate. It didn't make any sense and didn't fit with the story at all.But no, by ignoring ideas just means getting a feel for the threads and avoiding including something others are not big on.In Kubo's Bleach? Probably possible, more so if it makes Ichigo more powerful and/or his friends more useless.In mine? Probably not
>>25253161That would be both awesome and hilarious hopefully this gives op ideas...
>>25254537Ichigo's friends... are props.Literally... Props and plot devices...
>>25253577If we get the ability We're all mad here does the splitting of the mind cause splitting of the soul?Because if it does would we be able to create a shinigami half so that we can use zanpakuto by channeling go juice through it?
>>25255017eventuallyno>>25255023yes, it works poorly
>>25255023No, Itchy-Coo. It's a park. And it has quite a few "trees" in it.
>>25254584Orihime can "Nope" reality.all she ends up being is a heal bot who can't do jack shit.she and her massive breasts should go kill herself
>>25255211but then some thing something Aizen, something something she believes in you something something ichigo is actually part stingray something something megatron
>>25254537Speaking of ideas... I have one for an insane Vasto-lord/Arrancar...His mask is featureless aside for a mouth. A completely smooth, round moon.His power is only his speed... sheer unrivaled speed.Like, this guy moves so quickly, you often only catch his shadow.His main form of attack would be a mirror-type thing that absorbs radiant emitted spirit power and eventually "learns" their wavelength and screams back the very wavelength that would disrupt their power and make it feedback into itself.
>>25255245I am... uncertain what you want me to do with this information.
>>25255293Just throwing it out there if you'd want to adapt that or something.A pure speed, 0 power character.
>>25255345I will consider it
Seems a good place to stop. already in the archives. Hopefully I will get my cord in. I will check the archive tomorrow so if you ask a question I will try to answer it at the start of relevant thread