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Offline Karma

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #200 on: September 15, 2015, 12:42:47 PM »
Yeah, Garuss and I have been in two games together.

Offline Saria

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #201 on: September 15, 2015, 10:19:37 PM »
I am tempted to write up a teaser for what my character is doing on the transport, and during the mechanical failure / meteor strike / mishap to prepare for the escape...   I still have no active stories yet, and my muse is going apeshit, almost about to blow a gasket...
I'd say go for it, too. You might be able to repurpose it into the first in-game post, but even if not you can always add it to your character post.

Anywho, I just finished the last thing I was working on for the OOC/recruitment thread (
"which was this"
) so I'm ready to make the actual thread. It doesn't seem like it's going to get done tonight, but it will probably be done by tomorrow night.

Offline Ralhend

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #202 on: September 16, 2015, 02:27:30 AM »
Alright, Looks like we need to get our asses to Finland, Japan, or Australia...

I have one question though:

"Why for Kiwis no like us?!?!?!"    :'( :'( :'(
(I.E. Why in the hell is New Zealand red?  >:( >:( >:()
It also hurts a little that the penguins of Madagascar couldn't care less =P
« Last Edit: September 16, 2015, 02:36:55 AM by Ralhend »

Offline Saria

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #203 on: September 16, 2015, 03:57:44 AM »
New Zealand's not red. :P I'm not even sure where you're looking. Indonesia? Papua New Guinea? ;D

I did have some fun putting some basically invisible easter eggs in there, though. Like one of the countries that is genocidally furious about killing us is Nauru. :P

Another is the Vatican. >:)

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Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #204 on: September 16, 2015, 10:11:09 AM »
Love the map, Saria!  Looks like it'll be quite the difficult road and cold too, considering we're dropping in that area!

Offline Ralhend

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #205 on: September 16, 2015, 05:11:03 PM »
I was looking at Indonesia...  Please forgive my ignorance. 

My knowledge of geography is limited to "USA " and "Not USA "

Offline Saria

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #206 on: September 16, 2015, 07:59:34 PM »
I was looking at Indonesia...  Please forgive my ignorance. 

My knowledge of geography is limited to "USA " and "Not USA "
I had a friend who used to swear that he got through geography just be insisting everything was "off the coast of South America". :P

Okay, one last thing I need from everyone! In the initial bit in the story section, I'm putting a bit where each character's motivations for dropping are explained. I have guessed at Angela's and Athena's - so please double check what I've written - but I wasn't sure what to put for Joseph's. Here's what I have:

___ mech pilots opted to stay with their mechs when the containers were dropped:
  • Lt. Deepika Patel, mech pilot and electronic warfare specialist with the North Atlantic Alliance joint military, had just finished a set of low-g certification trials on the Moon, and was returning to rejoin her unit. She had two options. Within her mech were a set of important encryption keys for accessing the NAA military network, and identifying oneself as a friendly unit. If those keys were to fall into the wrong hands, it would be a catastrophe - enemies could decrypt secure communications, send false information through channels that should be trustworthy, or pass themselves off as allies. Deepika could either attempt to wipe her mech's hard drives before the drop - which was not 100% certain to work, and might leave traces that could be recovered - or go down with her mech and protect those keys until allies recovered her and her mech. She opted for the latter.
  • For Angela Blair, pilot of the colossal arena combat mech Ragnarok, there was never really much choice in the matter. Her mech was not only her livelihood, it was massive piece of proprietary technology containing some of the most important advances of her family's mech manufacturing knowledge. Other mech manufacturers would pay billions for the chance to take it apart and study it, which would spell the eventual ruin of Blair Industries. Not to mention the millions of fans who would kill for a chance to rip off pieces of it as a souvenir. No, she couldn't just let it drop to be recovered by whoever happened to find it first. She had to stay with it, both for her own sake, and for the sake of her family's company.
  • Athena Metaxas is not concerned so much for the safety of her companies. If the Arion/Aegis were to be taken by a rival, it would hurt her profit margin considerably, but as a genius mech designer she could simply move on to something else. What Athena is really concerned about is the fate of the world. The HAS/HEE concept is decades ahead of anything currently being used by any of the world's armies, and if the wrong nation got hold of it, and were able to replicate its technologies and put them into production, it could shift the global balance of power dramatically. Not to mention, like any great artist, she is loathe to have her work go public before she's satisfied that it's ready. The Arionand Aegis are her creations, and she will fight to protect them.
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Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #207 on: September 16, 2015, 08:12:30 PM »
  • For Angela Blair, pilot of the colossal arena combat mech Ragnarok, there was never really much choice in the matter. Her mech was not only her livelihood, it was massive piece of proprietary technology containing some of the most important advances of her family's mech manufacturing knowledge. Other mech manufacturers would pay billions for the chance to take it apart and study it, which would spell the eventual ruin of Blair Industries. Not to mention the millions of fans who would kill for a chance to rip off pieces of it as a souvenir. No, she couldn't just let it drop to be recovered by whoever happened to find it first. She had to stay with it, both for her own sake, and for the sake of her family's company.
That is pretty much exactly Angela's reasoning.  The Ragnarok is her baby and it's 'Omni-Frame' chassis is the most advanced chassis ever made by Blair Industries, able to take on nearly any weapons or tech system currently available if one is willing to make the modifications.  Even the Rail Gun can be removed and replaced by another massive weapon if one is willing to completely alter the main weapon system.  I'm also pretty sure that the massive fusion engine would be worth billions to some countries as it is likely more advanced that some of the tech available for them as a power source.

On a totally different note:  I fear for this world if someone happened to get their hands Ragnarok's 'Omni-Frame' design, the HAS/HEE systems, AND those encryption keys all in one combat mech!  O.o

Offline Saria

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #208 on: September 16, 2015, 08:26:07 PM »
On a totally different note:  I fear for this world if someone happened to get their hands Ragnarok's 'Omni-Frame' design, the HAS/HEE systems, AND those encryption keys all in one combat mech!  O.o
You're a genius.

Now if we ever get to a point that we want to make the missile a plot point, we have a good reason why someone would have wanted to take a shot at the transport.

Offline Karma

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #209 on: September 16, 2015, 08:34:05 PM »
That's a wonderful observation, indeed. Athena is fairly spot-on as well, so props to you! Athena's actual end goal is much more high concept, and not something she's likely to discuss with anyone; she believes the Earth is doomed, and plans to utilize her designs to enable large-scale space colonization. That's neither here nor there for the start of the RP, but it's what the designs are truly intended for, and a single nation having this tech ahead of time would give them a massive edge in the matter, not to mention in conventional warfare.

Offline Saria

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #210 on: September 16, 2015, 08:41:09 PM »
Ah, that's kinda cool. But you're right, that's something worth keeping in your pocket until it comes up in game - you don't want to play out your hand before the game even starts.

So, all I need is Joseph's rationale, though I can probably go ahead and make the thread right now and add that later.

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Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #211 on: September 16, 2015, 08:42:58 PM »
You're a genius.

Now if we ever get to a point that we want to make the missile a plot point, we have a good reason why someone would have wanted to take a shot at the transport.
Haha, you're just saying that!  :P

That said, I completely agree that that is a very good plot point when survival takes a back seat and figuring things out takes top priority.

Also, I added this to the Ragnarok's strengths:
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Omni-Frame Chassis and Advanced Fusion Core:  The most advanced frame ever created by Blair Industries and the only one of it's kind, this frame is a company secret and was designed solely for Angela and the Ragnarok.  The Omni-Frame is extremely adaptable, allowing it to take on nearly every weapon and electronic subsystem in existence with no problem.  The entire mech, all weapons systems, and electronic systems are powered by a massive fusion core, which is the most efficient core ever put on a mech.  It's powerful enough to power a medium city all on it's own with nearly no strain on it.  The Omni-Frame was designed by Angela's mother and the Fusion Core was designed by her father.

I figure it makes sense for it to have an advanced and powerful fusion core to power the mech and it's possible weapons and electronic options.

Offline Saria

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #212 on: September 16, 2015, 10:22:49 PM »
Okay, I'm going to go ahead and create our OOC/recruitment thread. It should be up and ready in a bit. Once it's up, I'll come back here and let everyone know.

What I'll need everyone to do after it's up is make a post, and put in that post:
  • Your character profile
  • Your mech profile
  • After that, anything you please. (Here is where you can put more character backstory, other pics, a character journal... anything that strikes your fancy. In particular you can keep adding stuff as the game goes on, including changes to your mech armament and layout, and character changes.)
Don't fret if someone else posts in the thread before you get your profile post in. It won't matter, because all the profile posts will be linked to from the main post (so they can be scattered all throughout the OOC thread and it won't matter).

Then let me know (either here or in the OOC thread) about your profile post, and I'll link to it, and you'll be set and ready to go.

After that, we can shift conversation over there (and maybe lock this thread), and then it's just a matter of waiting for those last few profiles to come in (and they'll be linked to in the main post once they're ready).

Offline Saria

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #213 on: September 16, 2015, 10:42:49 PM »

Offline Ralhend

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #214 on: September 17, 2015, 02:21:32 AM »
Joseph's whole reason is that he is in a container with the mech and a few crates doing whatever.

During the meteor strike, his container is damaged and he is locked inside of it.  As such he has little choice but to commandeer the mech in an effort to survive and escape the hostile LZ.

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Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #215 on: September 18, 2015, 10:28:38 PM »
So, is it agreed that we go ahead and lock this thread?  I'll leave it open unless everyone agrees to go ahead and move fully to the new official interest check.

Offline Karma

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #216 on: September 18, 2015, 10:36:33 PM »
Doesn't matter to me.

Offline Saria

Re: Gundam, Zoids, Battletech, or an original Mecha Universe
« Reply #217 on: September 19, 2015, 12:36:15 AM »
Yeah, I think it's safe to lock this and transfer over. Don't delete it though - it would still be nice if we could refer back to it.

But before you lock it, I'd suggest two things. First, put a note at the very top of the opening post, pointing people to the OOC/recruitment thread. Second, make a final post doing the same. That way anyone who is curious and reads the first post will be redirected, and so will anyone who has been silently reading along and only reads the last few posts to catch up.

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