SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread I

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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread I

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Stas Bush wrote:I'm not sure why Siege's spies "poked noses" into Tianguo installations, which they didn't. I mean, he never indicated anything like that. At least the Commune is, on words, hostile to all monarchies. *shrugs* Makes more sense if you ask me.
The Kryptonian Empire is nominally a monarchy, but the monarchs haven't exercised any authority in several hundred years (and only dissolving the council at that). Because the Kryptonian Empire is a heavy-private mixed economy, what would the interactions between them and the Commune be?
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TimothyC wrote:....the Kryptonian Empire is a heavy-private mixed economy....
The only kind of economy the Commune likes is one where the government owns everything and the people are little more then slaves to the system. Damn commies!!
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The Commune will love the Bragulans!
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Then you can have Commie Bears like in Red Alert 2 or was it RA3? And they'll get launched out of Commie Space Bear Cannons into the enemy ranks!!
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Steve wrote:A friendly reminder. Just because you border a shoal sector does not mean you can enter it and, on average, I would prefer everyone to have access to only one lane through a bordering region of shoals, with exceptions cleared by myself and others (for instance, the Wild Space nations have a couple each, at the very least - the Imperium arguably has three, since it's at one end of a lane that goes through the Outback to New Anglia).
Steve, do you think you could give me a grid square for where Pendleton and the Bannerman-Acker Gap are within the Outback? Are they right between you and Hiigara, or are they deeper down within the Outback? I'd like to start reacting to your adventure there, especially since all my neighbors seem to be in on it, but I'd like to understand the situation a little more before I start shooting off diplomatic notes. Thanks.
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Pendleton is in X-17, the Gap spans X-17 and X-18, the Bannerman side of the Gap is part of a web of minor hyperlanes that eventually connect to the main New Anglia-Imperium hyperlane through the Outback at the system Lochley's Retreat.

The ESR's access to the Outback would logically be by a hyperlane from U-18 or V-18 to AA-22 in the Outland Commissions or to the Hiigarans. If it goes through X-18 we could say it intersects with the Anglia-Imperium hyperlane, though perhaps not at Lochley's Retreat (heck, you could also have a small naval station at the system where the two lanes intersect).
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Uh-oh!
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Shroom Man 777 wrote:Uh-oh!
What?

:)
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So...the Collectors will help the slavers? Interesting...

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Note: the note I put up in the diplomatic thread has been standard NenAltKik policy for several centuries now.
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*glances at the note*

*looks over lab roster*

Ooops...
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PeZook wrote:*glances at the note*

*looks over lab roster*

Ooops...
Have you been enslaving my good citizens, sir? :P
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Not so much enslaving, more like... Experimenting!! Yep that's the word I'm looking for Experimenting, the Collectors like to experiment on biological lifeforms and I bet they find dinosaur people very interesting! :)
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Exactly! Everyone loves dinosaurs, even soulless robotic abominations!
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Pfhor OOB wrote:5 Light Carriers ($300 per) [$1500]
3,000 Fighercraft per craft
SDNW4 Ruleset wrote:A Hull size's carrying capacity is equivalent to half its cost. For example, a Medium Hull ship of $80 cost can carry $40 worth of craft (that's 400 basic Fighter hulls or 80 basic Gunboats as a max exclusive capacity)
Those light carriers can only carry $150 worth of fighter/gunboat vessels. So 1500 fighters per carrier.
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Pfhor fighters might be really cheap, at 20 per dollar (and therefore crappy). Though Pollux should make a special note of that if it's true.
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Akhlut wrote: Have you been enslaving my good citizens, sir? :P
Actually...no, no we haven't.


...other people do that for us :D
Kartr_Kana wrote:Not so much enslaving, more like... Experimenting!! Yep that's the word I'm looking for Experimenting, the Collectors like to experiment on biological lifeforms and I bet they find dinosaur people very interesting! :)
They're a side project at most ; We're mostly interested in humans, Chamarrans (they're a real WTF problem for us) and of course anything related in any way to the Diaspora, including movie clips, photos, hull fragments, population maps etc.

One trader managed to sell a Rock Ironbeef movie for several thousand credits.
Simon_Jester wrote:Exactly! Everyone loves dinosaurs, even soulless robotic abominations!
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Why are the Chamarrans such a big deal to the Collectors? Is it cause they're from "some place else" or just cause they're cat people?
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PeZook wrote:Love is inefficient
So says the robot, who loves being one. :D
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The raw data of my OrBat entries on the Wiki are good, they're just sloppily laid out. I'll tidy things up as we go along, and I'll add details (getting into the different types of tanks, weapons, etc) but core info as presented stands.

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And we now know why every robot the Shepistanis have refers to their enemies as Communists :mrgreen:
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Kartr_Kana wrote:Why are the Chamarrans such a big deal to the Collectors? Is it cause they're from "some place else" or just cause they're cat people?
They're human-based cat people bred for some strange purpose by an outside force.

They make us curious.

But the Diaspora remains the core of our research.
Fingolfin_Noldor wrote:So says the robot, who loves being one. :D
Well, excess energy means we can indulge in inefficient behavior from time to time.

Like putting teeth and glowy eyes on our combat frames.
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PeZook wrote:
Fingolfin_Noldor wrote:So says the robot, who loves being one. :D
Well, excess energy means we can indulge in inefficient behavior from time to time.

Like putting teeth and glowy eyes on our combat frames.
Are one-liners considered inefficient?
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Akhlut wrote: Are one-liners considered inefficient?
One liners are an essential part of Unit 7's diplomatic capability.
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Akhlut wrote:Are one-liners considered inefficient?
Of course not, they're the single most efficient way to deliver witty puns and make people laugh before you do horrible things to them.
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