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Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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CourValant posted:

CMD:>/map ROUTE -current & -closest(subway)

CMD:>/prob$mani ROUTE[Stealth]: -Marker('Be There') -MAX -75% - 0%

You consider consider taking the subway, but as you check your belongings, you don't find any kind of pass or money. No ID either. You do find an odd looking pistol:

There's no serial number. No other marks. Nothing at all. There's not a trace of them having been removed, just smooth, blank metal. Opening the cylinder, you find six gleaming cartridges. Satisfied if puzzled, you snap it closed, return it to its holster, and resume inventorying.

You have:
2 arms (meat?)
2 legs (meat?)
1 head (metal)
1 set of armor(?)+helmet (Your clothes are thick and stiff, seemingly reinforced with ballistic weave. There's no kind of tab, logo, or label on any of them.)
1 pistol (loaded, conventional, 6 shots)
2 grenades (one variyield hi-x, one EMP)
1 knife (steel, standard)

ETA[CURRENT CONDITIONS]: 1:00:00:000+/-10:00:000


Have Blue posted:

a) BE THERE

Led on by the AR line, you go up,

and emerge into the night from an access tunnel in an alley.

You're just about to head out of the alley when you catch a faint wash of heat coming from in front of you.

You:
a) Keep going
b) Investigate
c) Hide


MOBILITY: MAX
HEAT: 70%
AVAILABLE RUNTIMES: 20%

Have Blue fucked around with this message at Sep 22, 2017 around 12:29

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Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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BE HERE: 1:30:00:000

Have Blue fucked around with this message at Sep 22, 2017 around 12:14

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




Keep going. We're in a major city, warm patches are hardly unusual. If we stop to investigate every random wash of heat we'll be chasing dryers and air conditioning units for the next 40 years.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Eliminate that air conditioning unit with extreme prejudice.

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

CMD:>/scan SENSOR -IR

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

I don't even know where to begin because I have no programming knowledge beyond HTML and CSS, having typed out games from books in BASIC on the C64, and having once built a notepad with integrated calculator using a C++ tutorial.

That said, I'm enjoying seeing the results of using our in-head SSH program

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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Hexenritter posted:

I don't even know where to begin because I have no programming knowledge beyond HTML and CSS, having typed out games from books in BASIC on the C64, and having once built a notepad with integrated calculator using a C++ tutorial.

That said, I'm enjoying seeing the results of using our in-head SSH program

Don't worry about it, regular English works too! Update eta later tonight

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

Hexenritter posted:

I don't even know where to begin because I have no programming knowledge beyond HTML and CSS, having typed out games from books in BASIC on the C64, and having once built a notepad with integrated calculator using a C++ tutorial.

That said, I'm enjoying seeing the results of using our in-head SSH program

Well, it took some doing, and, I was able to travel to the future, track down our stealth-ninja-deus-ex-cyborg-flying-man, download a copy of his tech manual, be an integral part of the final boss fight, and come home in time for pancakes; I'll send you a copy.

. . . Dude, I'm just making it up as I go along with enough pseudo syntax to make it look 'legit', give it a try, if not just 'copy' my format!

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

Have Blue posted:

Don't worry about it, regular English works too! Update eta later tonight

Yay.

Also :fapfapfap: @ that Mateba revolver.


A: Proceed along route: Stealth at best sustainable pace.
B: Assume Condition Orange.
C: Classify IR contact while advancing. De-escalate to Condition Yellow if contact constitutes zero threat.




CourValant posted:

Well, it took some doing, and, I was able to travel to the future, track down our stealth-ninja-deus-ex-cyborg-flying-man, download a copy of his tech manual, be an integral part of the final boss fight, and come home in time for pancakes; I'll send you a copy.

. . . Dude, I'm just making it up as I go along with enough pseudo syntax to make it look 'legit', give it a try, if not just 'copy' my format!

o hay forum friend and noted spacemom CourValant.

Well, winging it I can most certainly do, if my posts in Loel's thread are any indication.

Hexenritter fucked around with this message at Sep 21, 2017 around 20:40

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

Hexenritter posted:

o hay forum friend and noted spacemom CourValant.

Well, winging it I can most certainly do, if my posts in Loel's thread are any indication.

O Hai Forum Friend!

I miss Shuttle Mom, I should write another update for her.

Elfface
Nov 14, 2010

Da-na-na-na-na-na-na
IRON JONAH

I say we Act normal, as though we don't notice the heat patch, but start checking our other senses just in case.

Also, we should probably get some money. Let's check our augs for a hacking system, and try to rob something small like a vending machine if we have one

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

CourValant posted:

O Hai Forum Friend!

I miss Shuttle Mom, I should write another update for her.

Yes you should. Seeing her reaction to the Bacchanal wedding festivities should be fun


Elfface posted:

I say we Act normal, as though we don't notice the heat patch, but start checking our other senses just in case.

Also, we should probably get some money. Let's check our augs for a hacking system, and try to rob something small like a vending machine if we have one

That's why I suggested going to situational awareness condition orange. We are aware of a potential threat, and are consciously prepared to react accordingly, but we will not act first.

I'm down with doing the ol' John Connor on an atm too. We're wearing a full-face helmet, not like facial rec is going to ping us.

code:
++init fakthegibson.cpp
10 do hax
20 take moneys
30 get bhabhi
40 make sexy to good for in bed and not
50 goto 10
Sorry, that Confused Indian Men Posting in Facebook Porn Groups thread has consumed me

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




Hexenritter posted:

Sorry, that Confused Indian Men Posting in Facebook Porn Groups thread has consumed me

I'm sorry the whatnow?

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

Crazycryodude posted:

I'm sorry the whatnow?

Oh my fak dude you're in for a wonderful ride.
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3811789

It should go without saying that it is

edit: If we ever go back to India in Yooper's thread, Operation "Big Nipples Big Life" needs to happen

Hexenritter fucked around with this message at Sep 21, 2017 around 22:22

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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Elfface posted:

check our augs for a hacking system, and try to rob something small like a vending machine if we have one

COMBAT SYSTEMS:
CQC: ACTIVE
RANGED: DISABLED
AERIAL: DISABLED

SENSORS:
SONAR: DISABLED
EM: ACTIVE
IR: ACTIVE
VISIBLE: ACTIVE
AR: ACTIVE
AUDIO: ACTIVE
TOUCH: ACTIVE
PAIN: ACTIVE

NEURAL ARCHITECTURE:

SENSORY INTEGRATION CORE: ACTIVE
PROBABILITY MANIFOLD: ACTIVE
PERSONALITY MATRIX 001: ACTIVE
PERSONALITY MATRIX 002: DISABLED
PERSONALITY MATRIX 003: DISABLED

CourValant posted:

CMD:>/scan SENSOR -IR
ERROR[IR: ACTIVE]
I've already got everything except sonar running full tilt.

You look at the haze,

Elfface posted:

Act normal, as though we don't notice the heat patch, but start checking our other senses just in case.
and studiously glance around. From what you can tell, it's just a heat patch, though an oddly static one blocking the alley mouth.

You nonchalantly walk forward toward the haze, keeping a wary eye(?) on it. As you approach, it shifts to the side to let you pass and an ultrasonic whine shudders through the alley:
"Don't be late."

You reach the street

and something crashes into the back of your head!

A) Turn and fight!
B) Run!
C) Try to talk.


MOBILITY: MAX
HEAT: 70%
AVAILABLE RUNTIMES: 20%

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

FATAL ERROR
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BE HERE: 1:28:00:000

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




A, good thing we kept CQC active

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Crazycryodude posted:

A, good thing we kept CQC active

gently caress it, A.

Pity we didn't have sonar running.

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

CMD:>/broadcast -calm "Identify yourself. I do no wish to harm you."

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

Aaaaaaaayyy

Duck forward a couple of steps while turning to face our attacker.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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Have Blue posted:

A) Turn and fight!

You turn your stumble into a roll, landing neatly in a crouch and turn to face the alley you came from.

Nothing... except for that heat haze. Brighter now, too

You tense and spring directly for it, drawing your knife as you cut through the air. You drive it point first into the thermal bloom

which seemingly dissolves on contact to reveal your attacker!


Your knife keeps going, skittering off of ceramic and kicking up up sparks.


Clawed hands reach out and grab your arm, your shoulder. Your own augmented momentum is turned against you as you're thrown onto the ground!

You lay there, stunned.

"Ah, there's some fight in you. Not much, but enough. You'll do."
With that, he(?) dissolves back into haze.

"One more thing, when you get to the Met, tell them Gates says hi."

The haze starts to drift away.

a) Keep fighting!
This guy is on your side! That or your whole mission(?) is burned. Either way, he could do with some straightening out.

b) Leave

You'd prefer not to get your head smashed in any more than it already has been, thank you very much.

c) Talk

Gates seems willing to talk, even if only to taunt you. Pump him for what info you can.

MOBILITY: MAX
HEAT: 80%
AVAILABLE RUNTIMES: 20%

Have Blue fucked around with this message at Sep 22, 2017 around 22:16

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

FATAL ERROR
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BE HERE: 1:27:38:275

Ralith
Jan 12, 2011

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortune
I'd be a heavenly person today


What's our ETA according to the mapping software?

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




B, the boss is testing us or some poo poo? I dunno, the main thing is we gotta BE THERE

Crazycryodude fucked around with this message at Sep 23, 2017 around 00:30

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

CMD:>/broadcast -annoyed "Gates. Why recruit me if the only thing you are willing to share is a sucker punch? I signed on to bring down the System, and you content yourself with playing childish games of hide and seek."

Ralith posted:

What's our ETA according to the mapping software?
1:00:00:000 +/- 0:10:00:000

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

erhecktile disfunction

Lipstick Apathy

Be there!

Ralith
Jan 12, 2011

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortune
I'd be a heavenly person today


CourValant posted:

1:00:00:000 +/- 0:10:00:000
Ah, right. Cutting it a bit close to dally, then. Be there.

AbysmalPeptoBismol
Feb 4, 2016

Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!


B there or be square.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Bugger out!

"Next time Bill! Next tiiiimmmeeeeee." As we run off.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




Outrail posted:

"Next time Bill! Next tiiiimmmeeeeee." As we run off.

Yeah make sure we do this, too.

Ralith
Jan 12, 2011

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortune
I'd be a heavenly person today


Outrail posted:

"Next time Bill! Next tiiiimmmeeeeee." As we run off.
+1 never not be wacky at inappropriate times

There Bias Two
Jan 13, 2009



Get moving

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

FATAL ERROR
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Have Blue posted:

b) Leave
You'd prefer not to get your head smashed in any more than it already has been, thank you very much.

You pick yourself up from the pavement in time to see Gates disappear back down the alley.

Outrail posted:

"Next time Bill! Next tiiiimmmeeeeee."
You call out, and then sprint away, trash whipping in your wake.

...



The years had been kind to the Met. Already used to leveraging its august position in high society to woo ultrawealthy donors, the rising tide of poverty and misery in NuYork did little to tarnish the splendor within its halls. Once an institution for the masses, armed private security now patrol the premises ensuring the rabble don't touch anything. Or even look at it, in most cases. You stop well short of the cordon surrounding the museum and climb a convenient skyscraper for a better view:


The "BE HERE" marker is centered within the museum. It looks like it's in a gallery on the second floor? You've got to find a way in:

A) Down through the roof
You've got wings(?), use them. Though something looks off up there...

B) Bluff your way in
"Pleased to meet you, I'm a man of wealth and taste." And guns. And more combat augs than most soldiers.

C) Fight your way in
This just became a smash and grab! Whoever or whatever is in there probably wouldn't mind a hail of gunfire right?

MOBILITY: MAX
HEAT: 75%
AVAILABLE RUNTIMES: 20%

Have Blue fucked around with this message at Sep 23, 2017 around 16:44

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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BE HERE: 31:22:735
Good, I've still got some time to plan. The more I figure out now, the less I'll have to make up as I go along, and the more likely it is I get through this thing in one piece.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




Do our eyes have a zoom function? I want to scope out the roof a bit better before we do anything rash.

There Bias Two
Jan 13, 2009



Have Blue posted:

BE HERE: 31:22:735
Good, I've still got some time to plan. The more I figure out now, the less I'll have to make up as I go along, and the more likely it is I get through this thing in one piece.

Are forcefields a thing in this universe?

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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There Bias Two posted:

Are forcefields a thing in this universe?

Not to your knowledge.

Crazycryodude posted:

Do our eyes have a zoom function? I want to scope out the roof a bit better before we do anything rash.

They do. You hone in on the roof, flipping through the spectra and filtering out what noise you can.


You see a figure hunched on the roof. Waiting for you? You can't be sure from this distance, but it looks like... Gates?

There Bias Two
Jan 13, 2009



A, then. He probably won't attack us again.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




Hold on, do we have any kind of directional transmitter? Tightbeam laser, radio, whatever? Ping Gates with it and ask what the hell he's doing on our roof. If that even is Gates and not some generic security bot or whatever.

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Ralith
Jan 12, 2011

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortune
I'd be a heavenly person today


Crazycryodude posted:

Hold on, do we have any kind of directional transmitter? Tightbeam laser, radio, whatever? Ping Gates with it and ask what the hell he's doing on our roof. If that even is Gates and not some generic security bot or whatever.
Ping the figure, but be prepared to reposition at maximum stealth if that turns out to have been a bad idea

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