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Offline Rick James

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Phone number...what?

Somebody please tell me what the **** is going on. From the third post on that page downward I have no idea what's going on.

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Offline Nuclear1

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Read the first post. The ten digit number Aardash provided as a "node" is actually a phone number--if you live in the US, call it and you can hear some prerecorded messages about the earlier mentioned topics.

There is a password for the Holonet:
isaac.stone
Alpha Tucanae Delta Lupi

But it doesn't work on the web-based Holonet. When you call, provide the name, the password, and "Phi" when asked for the clearance level.
Spoon - I stand in awe by your flawless fredding. Truely, never before have I witnessed such magnificant display of beamz.
Axem -  I don't know what I'll do with my life now. Maybe I'll become a Nun, or take up Macrame. But where ever I go... I will remember you!
Axem - Sorry to post again when I said I was leaving for good, but something was nagging me. I don't want to say it in a way that shames the campaign but I think we can all agree it is actually.. incomplete. It is missing... Voice Acting.
Quanto - I for one would love to lend my beautiful singing voice into this wholesome project.
Nuclear1 - I want a duet.
AndrewofDoom - Make it a trio!

 

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No wonder it didn't make sense. I don't live in America. :p
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Quote: Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1958 hrs UTC, #general
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Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

The_E
wait what

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Has goober given his phone number out to the whole internet?

 

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Has goober given his phone number out to the whole internet?

:wtf:

I thought he's in Britain...
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Quote: Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1958 hrs UTC, #general
Dobbsylondon
Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

The_E
wait what

 

Offline Mars

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Nope, he's a yank

**Mars feels surge of patriotism

 

Offline terran_emperor

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I thought he's in Britain...

Its "Briton" if you are talking about someone from Britain
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Offline Nuclear1

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He's from northern Virginia, but I doubt that's his actual phone number.

Otherwise I would've drunk dialed Goob by now :p
Spoon - I stand in awe by your flawless fredding. Truely, never before have I witnessed such magnificant display of beamz.
Axem -  I don't know what I'll do with my life now. Maybe I'll become a Nun, or take up Macrame. But where ever I go... I will remember you!
Axem - Sorry to post again when I said I was leaving for good, but something was nagging me. I don't want to say it in a way that shames the campaign but I think we can all agree it is actually.. incomplete. It is missing... Voice Acting.
Quanto - I for one would love to lend my beautiful singing voice into this wholesome project.
Nuclear1 - I want a duet.
AndrewofDoom - Make it a trio!

 

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Which kinda effectively shuts us non-US people out, doesn't it?
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Offline Rick James

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Alas, if only Skype allowed for free international calling...

Boystrous 19 year old temp at work slapped me in the face with an envelope and laughed it off as playful. So I shoved him over a desk and laughed it off as playful. It's on camera so I can plead reasonable force.  Temp is now passive.

 

Offline Nuclear1

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Not that it matters anyway.  The phone number's off now. :p
Spoon - I stand in awe by your flawless fredding. Truely, never before have I witnessed such magnificant display of beamz.
Axem -  I don't know what I'll do with my life now. Maybe I'll become a Nun, or take up Macrame. But where ever I go... I will remember you!
Axem - Sorry to post again when I said I was leaving for good, but something was nagging me. I don't want to say it in a way that shames the campaign but I think we can all agree it is actually.. incomplete. It is missing... Voice Acting.
Quanto - I for one would love to lend my beautiful singing voice into this wholesome project.
Nuclear1 - I want a duet.
AndrewofDoom - Make it a trio!

 

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Which kinda effectively shuts us non-US people out, doesn't it?
What I provided for download is essentially the entire experience...outside of the "I'm sorry, I cannot understand your response; please repeat input" phrases I got the first time when I didn't have the password in front of me.  You're not exactly missing much by not having those. :p

(Sorry for the delay in getting it transcribed; I'm hoping to get to that tonight.)

 

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And without further ado, here is that transcription.  I've separated it out into the three individual messages and the accompanying voice interface.

Preliminary connection and input:

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"Welcome to the Galactic Terran Intelligence Phoenix online network.  Please stand before your camera for security identification.  If you are calling from an audio-only terminal, please hold for further instructions."

"Unable to establish a video connection.  Please state your full name and rank."

*Isaac Stone, Commodore*

"Please state your classification level."

*Phi*

"Please state your authorization code."

*Alpha Tucanae Delta Lupi*

"Access granted.  Welcome, Commodore.  Please be advised that this communications node has not been cleared for classified activity.  Certain options may be unavailable."

*Play messages.*

"Accessing now. You have three saved messages."

First message:

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"First message.  This message was sent on Monday, April 1, 2335 at 0637 hours."

"Commodore Stone, this is Captain Larsen, GTSC Valhalla.  We are en route from the node, and if you haven’t already heard, our publicly-stated mission has failed.  With considerable effort, the Valhalla was able to enter the jump corridor, but couldn't brute force its way out the other side. We've heard back from Beta Aquilae and Deneb, and they couldn’t get through at all. There will be more on this in the coming weeks, but that's not why I'm calling.

"Our discovery has confirmed 1st Fleet's final transmissions, and our salvage crews have been working through the past 96 hours. We have deep scans and physical samples from the engine systems, but the jackpot is that the aft defenses were almost completely intact. We've recovered five pulse turrets, as well as a complete missile launcher battery.  Unfortunately, deploying salvage haulers was impossible due to the increasing instability of the corridor, but even though we weren’t able to accomplish your primary objective, I would consider the mission to be a complete success.

"I look forward to sharing our results with everyone after tomorrow's press conference."

Second message:

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"Next message.  This message was sent on Thursday, April 4, 2335 at 0437 hours."

"Isaac, hi, it’s Frank.  Listen, about that bomber, I talked to Sam this morning, and she’s called in a few favors from VCI.  Here’s what you need to know.  We have it from a reliable source that there is no, repeat, no evidence, on or off the books, that this originated in the PVN.  It has no prototypes, no schematics, not even a napkin sketch.  I wish I could get you some more information, but the Hammer task force is shot to hell, and any capture ops have to go through so much red tape…

"I honestly don’t think there’s anything more we can do.  If you want, I can schedule a meeting with Rybak and try to push it through the system…if it were up to me, I’d just leave it to the Vasudans.

"Anyway, give my love to Rachael, and good luck on whatever it is you’re doing these days.  Call me back whenever you get the chance.  Bye."

Third message:

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"Next message.  This message was sent on Thursday, April 4, 2335 at 1651 hours."

"Commodore, this is Captain Montgomery.  I wanted to give you a sitrep on the integration status.  The whole report’s in your inbox, but I thought I should give you an overview, so that this doesn’t get buried beneath all the other issues you’re working.

"There’s no good way to do this, but…we can’t accommodate the additional hardware requirements without exceeding the redline limits by at least 20%.  In fact, it was all we could do to bring that down from our initial estimates.  The project simply wasn’t designed to interface with this sort of technology, and we won’t be able to fix it without a lot more work.

"Let me just go down the list here.  Navigation is the worst offender.  We’ve been able to jury-rig a conversion interface, but that pile of junk needs more babysitting than a two-year-old on Zod dust.  We nearly caused a plasma cascade while running some tests this week.  I can’t predict how it’ll hold up under more stressful conditions.

"Engines are another problem.  We’ve installed the new cores and tested each engine individually, but we haven’t been able to bring the entire array online yet.  The reactor certainly has enough power, but the energy conduits won’t support running all five of the new cores simultaneously.  I’ve installed teams to install mini-reactors in the four outboard pods, but that’s going to put us further behind schedule.

"Well, you get the idea.  The report has all the gory details.  Suffice it to say that I’m gonna need a lot more support if I’m gonna get the thing working at all, let alone by the deadline.  You’ve heard me say this before: I would much rather reverse-engineer the systems we have, and build our own versions, rather than transplant them directly into the prototype.  I realize this isn’t the direction we’ve been ordered to take, but I strongly believe it’s the better long-term strategy.

"All right, I’ll see you at the meeting tomorrow."

Closing:

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*Disconnect.*

"Thank you for using the Phoenix online network.  Goodbye."
« Last Edit: November 30, 2008, 05:57:27 pm by Mongoose »

 

Offline Vip

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Thanks Mongoose, both for the audio as well as for transcript. The first message is of little surprise - it explains whee did the GTI get Shivan technology. The third one hints to us why the Hades wasn't used in the GTI Rebellion - it was simply not ready. However, about the second message - a new bomber ? A new Vasudan bomber ? No plans, no schematics, no anything, but the GTI suspects it to be a Vasudan ship. Most interesting, I must say.
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If I had to guess, I'd say that the second message regards a precursor to the Sekhmet.  It references an unknown craft that has no discernible origins in the PVN but is somehow related to the Hammer of Light, and we know from the FS2 tech room that the Sekhmet started its life as an HoL co-opting of the Shivan Nahema design.  It'd be a nice little tidbit to fill in some backstory.

 

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If I had to guess, I'd say that the second message regards a precursor to the Sekhmet.  It references an unknown craft that has no discernible origins in the PVN but is somehow related to the Hammer of Light, and we know from the FS2 tech room that the Sekhmet started its life as an HoL co-opting of the Shivan Nahema design.  It'd be a nice little tidbit to fill in some backstory.
I agree. It does fit the Sekhmet's description, but it wasn't rolled out during the Hades Rebellion, right?
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If I had to guess, I'd say that the second message regards a precursor to the Sekhmet.  It references an unknown craft that has no discernible origins in the PVN but is somehow related to the Hammer of Light, and we know from the FS2 tech room that the Sekhmet started its life as an HoL co-opting of the Shivan Nahema design.  It'd be a nice little tidbit to fill in some backstory.
I agree. It does fit the Sekhmet's description, but it wasn't rolled out during the Hades Rebellion, right?

Well, who knows, perhaps it will appear in ST:R, given how rarely it is seen anywhere :D
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I read that 2nd message and immediatly thought Sekhmet. Hope that the Sekhmet inroduction is a ST:R Plotpoint.

No 3 makes me think that the new Hades model is based on that old Hades Mk II with 5 engine subsystems - one on the main body and one on each of the 4 engine pods
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Offline Mars

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That would make it more constant with Freespace 2 ships.

 

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Well, who knows, perhaps it will appear in ST:R, given how rarely it is seen anywhere :D
... Ugh. I'm absolutely not looking towards tangling with those things.
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