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HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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C sounds the most compelling.
M, a name like Regal Kore will make people think we have the heart of a king, whether or not we actually do.
R, I don't know what Troodons are but they sound more interesting than humans.

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HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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1. A. A potential lifesaver, loyal to us without hating Ramadi, and the most interesting character.
2. E. The drone is useful, versatile, and has the potential to last a long time.
3. L. If Poole wanted us dead or captured, the Khaldean could have done that. Don't start this deal on the wrong foot.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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1. C
2. H: The Bar-Yen are bad news and Poole is a slimy drokk for making underhanded promises about us, but it looks like they're the client for Poole's deal so we need them alive if we're going to get paid.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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1. A
2. H, Cartel work. Something that won't kill us, or else he can't get that favor later.

We get one payday for almost no trouble, with one or two more lined up. Sweet deal for us, even if Poole isn't thrilled.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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C+words
E


I ain't your bot, Poole. You don't own me, and I ain't linked to your brain. So if you're too much of a weasel to say what the job is, don't be surprised when I act like I don't know. It wasn't me who invited the cartel here, and it wasn't me who started a friendly chat with them neither. Should I kill your business partners next time you want to be a vague cloaca?

If you still have an idea then go ahead and say it. Just don't forget it's a suggestion, not an order.

HBar fucked around with this message at Apr 11, 2016 around 05:32

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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On second thought, that doesn't really convey what needs to be said.

B+words. Normally it'd be better to do the deed ourselves, but this makes a nice illustration of the importance of maintaining friends.

Maybe I stink at writing speeches and what I put earlier doesn't sound like Kore, but here are some points to cover:
-gently caress you, you don't own me.
-Be grateful that I just saved your rear end from the death you nearly brought on yourself.
-The Bar-Yen were nearly right about you. I'm the only friend you have left, and you're making it really tempting not to be. Even your Khaldean errand boy hated your guts and wanted you dead. You don't treat your partners with respect, you withhold crucial need-to-know information, and you think you have the right to boss others around when you can't even handle your own poo poo much less anyone else's.
-Suppose I did kill them for you. What then? We'd have a better payday, sure, except we'd never be able to enjoy it because we'd be spending the rest of our shortened lives in hiding from every cartel hitman and bounty hunter in the quadrant. I only came here to save your rear end, not to get involved in a war you clearly have no plan to win beyond the first skirmish.
-So if you're not serious about taking on the cartel, I just gave you the graceful way out. If you are serious, it's a long-term project that's going to take a hell of a lot of intel and planning. We'd need to know them inside and out, what their strategic picture is, what internal divisions to exploit. We'd need friends on the inside, and I know for sure you don't have any right now. So if you've truly lost your mind and you want to do all that, I just lined up our first covert operation.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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B
H
- Sometimes we'll need to use a weapon at range, and we can hand it to Ramadi or another teammate for the times we're going with claws. And it's only 1 ducat too.
L Datajack

What spectra can the drone see? If it's visible only, we should also upgrade its sensors to cover the whole spectrum so we can see through unshielded walls and barriers, get infrared heat signatures, pinpoint broadcast sources, etc.

F for the remainder.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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B, she knows to start low and expected us to raise it.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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B. He might be lying low during the transfer, but he probably does his own negotiating.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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B. We could win a fight, but afterwards we'd probably need to flee the crime scene meaning the mission is slotted. We don't have the context or the standing to be very useful trying to talk our way out of this, Ramadi is the better hope if she can pull it together.

Can we consult our own knowledge about Raq society? Do we know anything about shunning, and whether there are any circumstances when it would be acceptable for a shunned Raq to reappear? What if she was a slave not acting on her own free will?

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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D. There's nothing like getting paid for the same job twice. But we better hope the reveal ruins them so completely that they can't retaliate. And that we can somehow convince Ramadi not to hate us forever.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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A
C
G


I love your artwork, but all of the photobucket images in the thread are showing up as an "Oops!" message now. Can you try imgur or another hosting service?

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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Yeah. Maybe it's a photobucket-wide thing, I've seen it in a couple other threads too now.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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A
G


Keep him distracted or maybe get a lucky shot while Kamula goes for the kill. Even if there is another killer in the periphery, Kamula just showed that he can deal with multiple problems at once.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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C, as quickly as possible. Don't loot anything unless it only takes a second to grab and we're absolutely sure there couldn't be a tracker in it.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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C. Even though they hate us now, the Enclave is less dangerous than the certain death of staying here or the probable death of going through the damaged and imminently-flooded part of the conduit.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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C. Whether or not she had anything to do with it, it's clear Baz knew this would be an extra-dangerous job and was holding back important information.

The Gigantes will be more interested in control and stability than justice. Exposing the truth would mean making enemies with important factions, from their point of view it's much better to pin the disaster on a trio of no-account criminal lowlifes. And even if they didn't see it that way, it's bad for business to get a reputation for ratting to the authorities.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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B (with Scuzzy on the lookout too)
F
LO
- Find out what's going on without burning any bridges yet.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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C sounds the most realistic. The brother thing is a great way to generate sympathy and not have us question why this is worth so much. And she's talented and ambitious and well-equipped but hiding out in a craphole, as if she's suffered a big setback somewhere along the way.

A is possible too. In fact aside from the first half of C, none of the options are mutually exclusive.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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BHIJ
K: Increased range.
L: Add a laser
to blind people or cameras and to slowly cut through things. Useful for getting to where it isn't supposed to go. Might not be very effective as a direct offensive weapon, but given a little time it could, say, cut through an explosive container. Preferably at a safe distance.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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DE G I.

How far is Scuzzy's range compared to the distance between Docking and Personnel? Might be better for Regal to stay in the sub if Scuzzy can be our avatar the entire way.

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HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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Thanks! In that case, switching from G to I.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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D. The mechs are liable to wake up sooner or later. By taking the duct we make sure it won't happen too early, and we get familiar with the escape route where they can't fit.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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B. Stick together, don't go anywhere that isn't well-scouted.

It looks like there's some kind of beast on the loose. The mechs shot it while it was attacking something and making those gashes on the floor, but it survived and whoever's in charge here could only stop it by evacuating and shutting everything down to trap and starve it. If the bloody floor gash is where it attacked a person, the body might be gone because it was eaten later.

If the owners are determined to get this place running again, they could be returning at any moment with superior firepower.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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1. C. Looks like it could navigate the hatch faster than we can, and we don't want to lead it back to our one and only ride out of here.
2. G. Try not to use anything high-energy or electromagnetic, judging by the captain's notes that'll make the situation even worse.
3. H (Ramadi): Slot the controls, just run!

edit:
I (Kamula): Keep a safe distance from the blob. Do not engage unless it's about to kill someone. We don't have to kill it, just keep it distracted during data access and escape.

HBar fucked around with this message at May 21, 2016 around 02:33

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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Blasphemaster posted:

A K

Do a slip'n'slide and rebound off the coolant thing. It attacked last time we bumped into something, could work to freeze it or something. Then we GTFO.
This. Don't touch it even with a claw. There were claw marks on the floor earlier, it's safe to say those attacks were completely ineffective. And a single point of contact could be all it needs to adhere and engulf us.

edit:
On second thought, AGKE. Activate and throw the shield at the conduit as we pass by. A bounce might not be enough for the blob to break into the cooling line, we need to goad it into a full attack. And we can't afford another bruising wall slam in our current state.

HBar fucked around with this message at May 25, 2016 around 01:20

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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Blasphemaster posted:

A C

Have Scuzzy keep datamining while we leg it. While we're at it see if it can tap into a security camera to keep an eye on murderorb. The team heads back to the bus, and Scuzzy keeps mining until all interesting leads are exhausted. If the orb so much as shivers, Scuzzy heads home at best speed. Freefall through the access shaft we used to get here and hit repulsors halfway down to slow down in time to not crash ifit can. If we can't keep an eye on the orb, ALL GTFO full stop.
Sounds good to me. AC.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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BD. Send Scuzzy to escort her while we continue descending. That should help her get out quickly and safely, and also give confirmation that she's real and not a ploy to make us wait around until security arrives.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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DH. What's she doing here!? Definitely not a coincidence. Either she's stalking us, or Praxis set it up.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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CF. EM Hardening, Passing Gas.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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BD

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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Scuzz-E
D

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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D. We should be ahead of him after that maneuver and we need to get out before the ice worms wake up.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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AFJZ

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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D

Blasphemaster posted:

We stay solvent by hocking all their poo poo at ridiculously reasonable prices to bushy-tailed bright eyed youngster outlaws and thus also begin building a power base of People Who Owe Us.
Works great until one of the youngster's goons punches our teeth out.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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CGK

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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It was a mistake to kill Ymirez when he was already disabled. We could have just left at that point. Now we have two powerful criminal enterprises that hate us.

1. No. He won't accept now. Or if he does, it's only as a way to track us down.
2. Yes
3. Recover. Lay low, maybe find a new hiding spot.
4. Don't force it. Keep working together and send out some feelers. Metaphorically speaking.
5. For now, the main goal is not getting slotted in our sleep. Long-term, maybe we can make this pit a slightly less terrible place to live.

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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ADGJ

HBar
Sep 13, 2007

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Blasphemaster posted:

Go along with it for now. Consult with the other team members at first opportunity to discuss how to handle this, but for the time being make it clear to Voulge that if Vrade wants a cut of the team's take, he'd better make it worth our while.
A + this.

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HBar
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