"...I never expected a medium tank to be that big!" Holly says, reaching up to touch the barrel of the T54. You eye her warily- you don't like strangers being around your tank, especially considering that the last time you'd left it in the care of people you didn't know, it had been returned with a powder-blue paintjob. "How much did the Pershing weigh?"You are Commander Russells of the M26E1 Pershing "HEAVY Tank" Black Jack and you've just met the interviewer. "Forty-six tons. Actually, it was classified as a heavy tank when it was first deployed in World War II. They didn't reclassify it as a medium tank until after the war..." You pat Black Jack's front glacis plate. "Frontal plate is a hundred millimeters thick and set at a 46 degree angle- it's immune to most guns up to and including the 75mm."She stops to make a quick note on her paper. "This doesn't look like the gun I saw when I looked up the M26..." She says, staring up at the muzzlebreak. "I'm sure your gunner would be able to tell me more?" She says. "I was actually hoping to interview your crew first and end with you, if that's ok?">"Absolutely. You'll find Rose up in the turret.">"I know almost everything about Black Jack, you can ask me anything!">Other.
>>28277315>[x]"Absolutely. You'll find Rose up in the turret."
>muzzlebreak(It's 'muzzle brake')>"Absolutely. You'll find Rose up in the turret."This'll be fun to see.Also for followers of LGA Quest, German Schteel is unbanned now.
>>28277315>"Absolutely. You'll find Rose up in the turret."
>>28277315>>"Absolutely. You'll find Rose up in the turret."
>>28277315>Absolutely. You'll find Rose up in the turret.actually, why don't we just bring our whole crew front and center. proper introductions and all that jazz...unless of course we want to limit all unnecessary time with Rich and co. as possible.
>>28277315>"This one's the upgunned E1 variant. And yeah, sure, Rose's up top."
>>28277378He's unbanned for now...
>>28277315>"Absolutely. You'll find Rose up in the turret."ok sweety, your turn.oh, TIME FOR TONKS!
>>28277474No, I talked to some people and found out what was going on, he was using the same tripcode as the person the bans were intended for.
>>28277315POST ALREADY BLACKJACK!
>>28277802It's only been 30 minutes, he's still got a few more rounds of WoT before he posts.
>>28277802it has only been half an hour. you better sit tight for the next update.
While we wait...
>>28277849>>28277857well, when he first started, he was posting faster.
You're a bit relieved already- even if it is just the effect of having someone kick the can down the road for you. "Right, Rose is up in the turret if you want to talk with her first." You turn to leave her to the interview, but then remember something. "Oh, right. You know how to get up one of these right?" You ask, snapping your finger and getting ready to show her how to climb up the tread.She smiles and deftly climbs up the side of Black Jack like she'd been doing it for years. "I got this!" She says brightly before scaling up the side of the turret and slipping down through the open commander's hatch. As soon as she's (hopefully) out of earshot, Richard approaches you. "Who was the brunette bombshell?" He says quietly, looking around for Saori first. "Not used to seeing that sort of sloping around here...""That's the interviewer." You say, rolling your eyes to disguise the fact that you weren't thinking the same thing. "Try not to drool, right?">Go find Miho- we need to reaffirm our affection for her after that.>Check in on another crew- Who?>Other.
>>28277523I saw that on his Twitter.I assume quest is still delayed until tomorrow at earliest though?
>>28277969>other: observe/listen to see what kind of questions are being asked so we can better prepare ourselves.
>>28277969>Check in on another crew- Who?Lets see how the freshmen are doing.
>>28277969Go find Miho while she interviews our crew.
>>28277969>>Go find Miho- we need to reaffirm our affection for her after that.
>>28277969Honestly, as boring as it may sound, this giy has the right of it. Voting this >>28278020
>>28278061We've kind of reached our "comedic spaghetti tossing" limit. Anymore we might start having... problems.
>>28277989now *that* I don't know, you'd have to ask GS.
>>28277969>Other.no, we need to stay here and finish this interview. we can snuggle with Miho later.
>>28278086I'm pretty sick of "hurr, durr, tiem to drop spaghetti!" We're supposed to be at least MILDLY socially apt, right?
>>28278020...they're both in the turret, I doubt that we can hear them from outside.>Check in on another crew- Who?Someone we haven't visited in a while, who did we give the EXCELSIOR to again? Let's go visit them.
>>28277969>Check in on another crewHistory Crew. See how the StuG life is treating them.>>28277378In fairness even NY's lawmakers seemed to miss the break/brake difference.>Dat feel when they just made a 1 feature ban into a 2 feature ban by accident
>>28278151I think Volleyball club was in line for it, since shit tank (Type89) is shit.
>>28278197ah yeah, that's right, I remember now. Okay. Changing >>28278151to >Check in on another crew- Who?Let's go visit the freshies!
>>28277969Find Patrick, tell him to not stare at the interviewer.
>>28277969[x] stay around and work on schoolwok/battleplans as we wait for the others to get done interviewing.Be kinda rude to just take off.
>>28277969>Check in on another crew- Who?Hippo Team time.
>>28278299Saemonza is so lewd...
No Sentinels againTaking a break from writing because what the fuck you can't have a tank battle on a ship that's only one and a half kilometres wide.
>>28279039Battle on land where tanks are transported, battle on other ship, and battle on current ship with urban focus, are potential answers I can come up with off of the top of my head.
>>28278955Holy shit those little details.
>>28279108I've already started this battle as being on a forested 1.5km square battlefield.May have to retcon, I dunno. But it frustrated me to the point of "what the fuck this doesn't work" so I've taken a break to work on other projects I've been neglecting.
>>28279141nothing wrong with CQTB, just something you (or I ) don't hear about that often. Although, in GuP, the first part of the match with Saunders is in a forested area. Still good to pick up and finish old stuff.
>>28279141>1.5 sq kmYeah, retcon. You can effectively engage everything from one end to the other with battlesight on most tanks.
>>28279195That's the width of the ship too, so unless I want to go and expand the field so that it takes up half the length of the deck, that's as large a field as I'm getting.I'll probably convert it to urban terrain. But later. A couple of weeks probably.
Your first instinct is to just go do something to keep yourself busy for a bit- but your curiosity gets the better of you. You slip off your shoes and quietly scale up the side of your tank, huddling next to the still-open commander's hatch to listen inside- maybe you can get an idea of what she's going to be asking about.The questions don't seem too off-point at first, pretty much what you expect- a tour of the gunner's position, Rose's view of the gun's effectiveness, how did Rose become the gunner- all very standard questions that naturally lead from one to the other. Holly is an expert but you see where she's steering before she even gets there. "So, what's it like being the only female crew on the tank?" She asks, innocently.You practically hear Rose's shrug. "Well, it helps that I've known most of them since we still used training wheels." She says. "They're practically family at this point.""I see, has there been any..." Holly seems to search for a word. "...Tension at all?""What do you mean?" Rose says, deadpan evident in her voice- she knows exactly what was asked."Well, you're in such close quarters with them, constantly practicing together..." Holly let's the implications float on a cloud of insinuation.Rose hesitates for only a second. "Absolutely not." She says firmly. "We have to work together seamlessly at all times- a relationship would be a huge disruption." Good girl- give her no quarter.>Stay and listen.>Rose has this- go check on another crew.>Other.
>>28279533>>Rose has this- go check on another crew.Freshies.
>>28279533>Rose has this- go check on another crew.As if there was any chance she would dissapoint. Check on the freshies.
>>28279533>Rose has this- go check on another crew.Sure, why not the freshmen. also we need to avoid the classic blunder of getting caught while listening in
>>28279533>Rose has this- go check on another crew.
>>28279556Can't really argue with the 20.
>>28279574Sorry, left my dice on. Bad habit.
>>28279533>Other.listen to see is they are done or not, but back up and make sure the rest of the guys don't mess it up.BTW BJ, Rose should have pointed out that her faternal twin brother is in the tank crew as well. so no "Tension" is going to happen.
>>28279533>Stay and listen.Let's avoid surprises and traps.
So...Who's doing what in tanks?
>>28280459I'm reaching a plateau level. Grinding everywhere.
>>28280459yeah, I have a fully upgraded tiger II I'm screwing around with, but otherwise I'm like >>28280513in that I have a bunch of tanks researched (M6, T21, etc etc), but I've not yet pulled the trigger on them. I also have a shitpile of convertable XP (at least 200k points) that I'm sitting on.
>>28280459Suffering through the shitheap that is the Pz 38(t)NA. Also the Lee, which is only marginally better.Should I go from M3 Stuart to M5? I really want to get to the Chaffee, but I don't want to suffer through another t4 light.
>>28280538I just have to grind all of mine for the next level. My IS-3 is going to take forever.
>>28280593Chaffee is hard as fuck to make money on. Plus you get into tier 10 matches with regularity, so unless you're good at it you will die. A lot. That said, grinding through the m3 is worth it, the M4 is great, and the E8 is a thing of beauty.
>>28280593The M5... It depends on how you play lights.Your best gun is a tiny derp, and you get into tier 8 battles with it. If you go into this thinking you can actually hurt anything then you're playing the wrong tank.That or bring gold rounds.
>>28280619Ez8 is overshadowed by Cromwell though.And Jumbo is pretty good too, though continuing to T29 from it is suicide unless you have free exp for 90mm.
>>28280593>Suffering through the shitheap that is the Pz 38(t)NA.Eh, I never found the 38nA that bad. As long as you stick to passive scouting, rather than silly banzai "scouting" charges, you do fine.The top gun has hilarious penetration with APCR ammo. Slaps the shit out of tier IV and tier V heavies. Sure, you get MM'd into tier 8 matches sometimes, but that strictly shouldn't change you paradigm.
>>28280684I enjoy playing my e8 more than my Cromwell, honestly, though the latter does have some fun moments like trolling Tiger I's by circling them almost twice as fast as their turret can rotate..
>>28280684Or just play through the American heavy line and you'll already have the 90mm.That said, I like the E8 over the Cromwell because it still has the 105mm and there is something to be said about being able to kill tier 8 heavies.>>28280716Tier 8 matches tend to be the rule in that tank rather than the exception, and most people don't have the credits to kit it out to be a passive scout.
>>28280736See, that's the thing Maybe i've just had great luck with the MM, but the worst I see is Tier 7 matches. Tier 8s are a rarity. YMMV.
>>28280619Oh god, really? I love the fuck out of the Chaffee, but the MM is really that shitty with it?>>28280640>>28280716I really have no desire to pay shekels to WG, especially not for gold rounds. I don't hold any illusions that a t4 light is really ever going to be anything beyond a passive scout.>>28280736>>28280756I think I can count on one hand the number of times I haven't been stuck in t7 or t8 matches.
So, that's how these interviews will end up going... Well, forewarned is fore-armed. You want to stay and listen, but the longer you stay the more likely it is that your spying will be discovered. You creep down off your tank and put your shoes back on- Rose has your full confidence, as always. You're just worried how the rest of your crew will react to a similar question.Nothing you can do about that right now- you hope you've scared and or guided them well enough that they don't complete screw this up. Within nothing left to do you wander the garage, watching the crews go through the maintainance and upkeep of their machines. "Commander Russells!" A young voice says, stopping you. "Hey!"You look up to see the Lee's 75mm gunner waving towards you. You smile. "What's up, Ayumi?" You ask, turning to walk closer."Come look! We finally painted an emblem on our tank!" She says with glee, climbing down and guiding you to the Lee's front side. There, on the frontal plate opposite of the 75mm gun you see their masterpiece- a cartoonish white rabbit grinning with a mouthful of vicious, bloody teeth. Above the picture is the name Caerbannog and below it, in English "RUN AWAY!">"It's uh... interesting.">"Aggressive! I like it!">"Don't you think that's a bit violent?">Other.
>>28280790>>"Aggressive! I like it!"
>>28280789You realise you can buy "Gold" rounds with normal credits now, and have been able to for a while?
>>28280790>"Aggressive! I like it!"
>>28280790>"Aggressive! I like it!"Based freshmen
>>28280790>"Aggressive! I like it!"Someone has been watching too much Monty Python.
>>28280790>"Aggressive! I like it!"Heh.
>>28280789t4 lights can be killers, even without gold, its just that this particular one isn't. >>28280790>"Aggressive! I like it!"
>>28280790>>"Aggressive! I like it!"Fuck yeah! Vorpal rabbit!
>>28280790>>Other."Let's hope Saunders don't have a Holy Hand Grenade."
>>28280789you do realize you can just pay credits for premium ammo, right? You don't have to pay gold, as for how to chaffee, these are old but still worth a watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvp025r_Wcc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWrc-I1XkX4
>>28280820Yeah, it has the lovely combination of a mediocre gun, light armor, and shitty acceleration
>>28280790>"Aggressive! I like it!">Other"maybe add a bit else where on the tank were only holy hand grenades can stop you.
>>28280830>>28280853Russels is somehow completely unaware of monty python, remember
>>28280790>"Aggressive! I like it!">Other."So lets watch out for holy hand grenade, 'kay?">>28280736>>28280729Eh, I have both and i can say they have different charm on them. Though i really need to learn to hold myself back on cromwell...
>>28280790>"Don't you think that's a bit violent?"I mean we don't want the administration to think Saki is going to shoot up the school.
>>28280864Eh? When did that come up?
>>28280915When they first thought up the name
>>28280915When the name was first suggested.
>>28280864>>28280926>>28280927Then just make him read TV tropes or wikipedia after hearing that name, just from curiosity
I'm 1k xp away from the T69.
>>28280915When they came up the name Russels was completely clueless as to what they were talking about.A bunch of 15 year old Japanese school girls know more about Monty Python than an 17-18 year old American dude.I don't know what that says about Russels.
>>28280963He's a faggot.
>>28280953I can't wait to get to the american autoloaders, Tempted to freexp my way through the t21.
>>28280963He's fucking useless.
>>28280963We should watch Monty Python with the Freshies after they find out we don't know what they're talking about.
>>28280963Very tanknologically minded?
>>28280963Well, a bunch of old tv series movies nerds bound know more about this subject than your average teenager....in any value of 'average' if we talk about Russels.
>>28280963He's a jock.
>>28280790>"It's uh... interesting. What's a 'Caerbannog'?Watching Monty Python with the freshman gogogogogo
>>28281013He can ask about the reference and watch the movie with Miho for date night.And watch the "Japanese' trailer on the DVD for double laughs.
>>28280985T21 is not fun.T71 is kinda fun, not having SS is the worst thing ever right now.
>>28281043You mean sequences, where two scenes are dubbed into Japanese and then translated back.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV8b7mB4HTU
>>28281043>>28281037Hmm. Changing my vote into this:>"Aggressive! I like it!.... So what is Caerbannog?"
>>28281101SchutzstaffelAlso sixth sense, which is kinda important for an active scout.
>>28281115ha, yeah, sixth sense is nice.
>>28281017An American jock no less.Why would he know about British comedy.
>>28280790>"Aggressive! I like it!"Castle of AAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH
>>28281168>What is Luchs>KV Don't Hetz Me>Don't Hetz Me>No Derp
Ayumi stands tall before the nose art. "Saki designed it! She's a really good artist!"You grin despite yourself. "Excellent! Very aggressive!" You say, clapping the proud gunner on her shoulder. "That's exactly the kind of spirit we want from our crews!" You say happily. "The name could use some work though- You said it was from a movie?" You mainly remember that much because you tend to remember the few seconds before and after a ninety-millimeter round slams into the side of a tank you're riding in.Ayumi gasps. "I'd forgotten!" She says, looking at your gravely. "You've never seen it!" She bites her lip. "Aya!" She calls out and a moment later, her fellow gunner sticks her head up out of the turret. "Oh! Showing the Commander our new noseart?" Aye says with a wave. "What do you think?""Aya!" Ayumi says, interrupting her. "Commander Russells has never seen Holy Grail!" She shouts up. "Can he borrow your copy?" Wait... Who says that you wanted to see it in the first place? Aya, though, looks absolutely shocked. You thought they'd already known about this."I forgot!" She says before nodding. "I'll run home and get it for him!" She says. "Should I get anything else? Life of Brian or..." She starts rattling off a list of films.>"That's ok... You really don't have to...">"I'll... I'll just take that first you guys were talking about.">Other.
>>28281613>Other.I'll trust you guys' judgement, but I've only got so many hours of night
>>28281613>"I'll... I'll just take that first you guys were talking about."Baby steps.
>>28281613>>Other"Girls, let's try to stay focused. After this interview, I would love to borrow one of these movies. It may be a bit before I get to it, However.
>>28281613>"That's ok... You really don't have to..."
>>28281613>Other.Russells, you motherfucker, you will watch it, and you will like it!
>>28281613>>"I'll... I'll just take that first you guys were talking about."
>>28281613>"I'll... I'll just take that first you guys were talking about."
>>28281613>OtherAnd Now For Something Completely Different
>>28281764>Hey, did you see that?>Hmm?>Did you see somebody go past the view port?>What?>Somebody just went past the view port. That way.>Oh.>Another one.>Hmm?>Another one just went past sideways.>What?>Two people have just left their tank to their almost certain death.>Fine, fine, fine.>Look! Two people, THREE people have just left their tank.>Must be a new crew.>Oh yeah.
So, in the interest of generating discussion, how bad would Kay chew out a person who would suggest the following ideas?A.) Deploying DD-Shermans to initiate a surprise attack/ambush from a body of water that cannot be normally traversed.B.) Using inflatable dummy tanks to misdirect Oarai on Saunder's whereabouts.I feel that "NEXT TIME" is nigh.
>>28280593>the Lee, which is only marginally better.The Lee actually isn't BAD, it just doesn't play like a medium at all.Of course I'm probably biased by the fact that I started with TDs, and the Lee plays like a TD.
>"I'll... I'll just take that first you guys were talking about."Monty Python and the Holy Grail is awesome enough on it's own.
You wave your hands. "That's ok! Really! I'll just watch the first one for now!" You say quickly, breaking up their impromptu discussion of the merits of various Monty Python and post-Monty Python films. "I really don't have time to go through a whole library all at once anyway..."Ayu nods at you. "Right! I'll get that movie to you! It's an important part of your culture!" She says before ducking into the tank.You blink- wanting to say something but she's already gone. "But I'm not Brit-Nevermind." You mutter with a sigh. "So what made you guys want to name your tank after a rabbit?"Ayumi smiles- "You see, in the movie they come upon a beasts den and when they find out its a rabbit they decide to attack it, thinking its harmless." Her smile turns wicked. "And when they do, the Rabbit massacres them! It's just like our tank and, well the entire team!" She gestures out the rest of the ragtag group of tanks in the garage. Tanks that other teams would use as second-line or trainers at best. "A lot of teams are going to underestimate us- Just like Darjeeling did- and we're going to show them just how foul, cruel and bad-tempered we can be.">Go find Miho.>Go check in on Holly.>Other.
>>28282380>"Let's just make sure we're the rabbit and not the other way around, hey?">Tell our crew we're leaving for a bit then go find Miho.
>>28282380>Go check in on crew, make sure they haven't done anything stupid
>>28282380>Go check in on Holly.
>>28282380>Other.How's the stug doing?
>>28282380>>Go check in on Holly.I hope the interviewer is getting along well with our crew.
>>28282380>OtherCheck in with the history club.
>>28282380>Go check in on Holly.Goddamnit Patrick.
>>28282380>>28282449>Go check in on crew, make sure they haven't done anything stupidWhat do we bet that Pat and/or Rich has done something INCREDIBLY stupid by now?
>>28282475I give it 65/35 odds that they have
>>28282475Also, you know things are going wrong when MC "SpaghettiLord" Russells is in charge of making sure people don't do stupid things>fucking number captcha
>Go check in on Holly.After that I say we go check on Miho.. The option to go look for her has come up too often for there not to be a problem.
>>28282571perhaps, but we don't want to not be around when it's our turn to be interviewed. That'd be bad
It's been- you check your watch- five minutes since you've left Black Jack. While Rose is more than likely still being interviewed, that means that the rest of your crew has been over there completely unsupervised for nearly five minutes.There's a rule for your crew; the rule of three tankers. If you leave one of your tankers alone and tell him to do something he'll get bored, be lazy and the job will likely never get done. If you leave two of your crew with something to do, they'll watch each other and make sure they get things done. And if you leave three of your crew alone, for however small a period of time, they will do something incredibly stupid and screw something up doing it.And when you leave Patrick, Roy and Richard alone, five minutes is practically an eternity.You hurry back to your tank with as much haste as you can allow while still trying to look like you don't expect anything to be wrong. As you get over to Black Jack's space, you see Rose extracting herself from the commander's hatch. "Russells." She calls down as she climbs to the ground. "Two things: God help us, she wants to interview Patrick next. Second: I need to talk to you about this..."
NEXT TIME ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST...>Patrick gives an interview. We're doomed.>Miho might be a bit jealous. We're doomed.>We give our interview. We're doomed.Girls und Panzer Quest will return Sunday- expect a late start around 7PM PST.Follow me on twitter for thread updates and to find out when the thread goes live.https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ
>>28282965>It's been- you check your watch- five minutes since you've left Black JackOh the irony of it all
>>28282979we're so boned
>>28282979>Miho might be a bit jealous. We're doomed.Now this I gotta see.
>>28282979Oh mein Gott.
>>28282979THE RIDE NEVER ENDS.