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Title: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on September 13, 2010, 07:10:41 am
Ask a JGASF crew member anything
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on September 13, 2010, 07:34:41 am
So, Justice, how does it feel to be a teacher now? Worried that some of the students might get the hots for you? =o
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Shivan Hunter on September 13, 2010, 08:08:34 am
Dawn: How is it adjusting to a time that's a century ahead of your own? What kind of cultural differences do you have to get used to, and what are you glad has changed?

(I always imagine what it would be like to travel even a few decades into the past or future immediately. Especially now in the Information age, the differences would be quite striking.)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Axem on September 13, 2010, 01:11:50 pm
Luna: What is your opinion on the current shortage of PT5401N plasma converters with respect to the growing power of the Trade Unions in Fraglar VII? Did the government overstep its bounds when it instituted Bill C-523A or do you think that because of the trade shortages we need to look to Rastalnian Economics for help?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 13, 2010, 01:40:59 pm
Tempest: will they ever pay you enough? Also, did you make copies of the tentacle + Crystal fic?

Milkshake & Kunoichi: how does it feel knowing that you two are the only females without art?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 13, 2010, 03:28:25 pm
So, Dawn. What was in Infi's last words? (Last download, really.)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on September 13, 2010, 08:15:43 pm
Hey, Luna, why do you hate chocolate ice cream?  :nervous:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 13, 2010, 08:33:22 pm
Milkshake & Kunoichi: how does it feel knowing that you two are the only females without art?

Kunoichi has art.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 13, 2010, 09:06:39 pm
Where?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on September 14, 2010, 01:19:26 pm
So, Justice, how does it feel to be a teacher now? Worried that some of the students might get the hots for you? =o
  (http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"HaHa, now that's one of the last things I'm worried about. I might finally be able to start my own hare- 
actually lets perish that thought...

Life is pretty peaceful in comparison now. It's all about teaching these new students the art of taking down a Ravager and such."

Dawn: How is it adjusting to a time that's a century ahead of your own? What kind of cultural differences do you have to get used to, and what are you glad has changed?

(I always imagine what it would be like to travel even a few decades into the past or future immediately. Especially now in the Information age, the differences would be quite striking.)
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"The cultural differences are incredible...Every planet has its own typical things. The way people talk is different too, I keep hearing words and expressions that don't make a whole lot of sense to me. And then there are those Cyrvans...
It's a lot to take in.

One thing I find kinda hard to get used to is that everyone can just rant about what the government is doing right or wrong. It makes me feel kinda nervous but apparently that stuff is A-okay these days."

So, Dawn. What was in Infi's last words? (Last download, really.)
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6407/dawnohho.png)
"Oh you know, plans about building planet destroyers, sun crushers and achieving universe domination within a week."


(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/3690/dawntwirl.png)
"Actually I have no idea, trying to think about it makes my head spin..."

Tempest: will they ever pay you enough? Also, did you make copies of the tentacle + Crystal fic?
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"I'm not getting paid enough to die, that's for sure. On that note, I value my life a bit too much to try and anger that elf any more on that particular subject. You can try looking for that notepad yourself though, I'm sure its still floating in space somewhere."

Luna: What is your opinion on the current shortage of PT5401N plasma converters with respect to the growing power of the Trade Unions in Fraglar VII? Did the government overstep its bounds when it instituted Bill C-523A or do you think that because of the trade shortages we need to look to Rastalnian Economics for help?
  (http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8923/lunahelmetsmile.png)
"Oh my, that is a very interesting question Axem. I'm not really sure I'm qualified to answer it however.
So let me just ask you something else. Would you prefer petting a brown tribble or a grey one?"

"Andrewofdoom, that is a rather rude question don't you think?"

Milkshake & Kunoichi: how does it feel knowing that you two are the only females without art?
  (http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"Ya wanna know what I think? I think Spoon hates me. Should you talk to him any time soon, tell him for me that the feeling is mutual!

Boring little Kunoichi can be seen on M24.png, though I can't imagine why anyone would be interested in her."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 14, 2010, 11:56:07 pm
Milkshake: do you bring all boys to the y-ARGH!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 15, 2010, 09:36:07 am
Crystal, what is it like trying to command all those humans?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on September 16, 2010, 05:48:07 pm
So, Justice, how does it feel to be a teacher now? Worried that some of the students might get the hots for you? =o
  (http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"HaHa, now that's one of the last things I'm worried about. I might finally be able to start my own hare- 
actually lets perish that thought..."

=O

I'm telling your wife!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 17, 2010, 04:48:54 am
There are colored head anis.

Dammit I just squeed. :(
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on September 18, 2010, 08:06:56 pm
I apologize for the delay here.

There are colored head anis.

Dammit I just squeed. :(
Converting all those frames to .pcx indexed mode was always a bit of painful step... :sigh:


Milkshake: do you bring all boys to the y-ARGH!
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7075/milkshakeknife.png)
"Don't worry, I missed your vital spots.
probably..."

Crystal, what is it like trying to command all those humans?
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"Some times interesting, some times down right frustrating."

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"She just sticks around us Terrans so she can feel superior instead of being completely plain and average among her own kind."

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3818/pissedo.png)
"Silence critter."

=O

I'm telling your wife!
 (http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"Oh come on now, please don't do that."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 18, 2010, 08:25:24 pm
So, Luna, I'm curious why there's only the one other MCWS pilot in the group. Was it simply hard to find Cyrva willing to join the group, or does the Guardian Angel's crew include Cyrva in non-flight posistions?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on September 18, 2010, 11:20:08 pm
So Crystal, what was it like to have a Queen in your fighter?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: ssmit132 on September 18, 2010, 11:55:29 pm
Crystal, now that you've done both, would you say you prefer piloting a fighter or commanding a battlegroup?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 19, 2010, 12:00:23 am
Kunoichi: is beinga a ninja as awesome as they say it is?

Misuzu: are you really a polish princess?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Axem on September 19, 2010, 12:01:58 am
Misuzu: You can only have one big poster on your wall. Who's on it?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on September 19, 2010, 01:08:57 am
Crystal, how do your people deal with Terran Elf-Ear fetishists.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on September 19, 2010, 03:11:06 pm
Crystal, how do your people deal with Terran Elf-Ear fetishists.
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8726/crystalblush.png)
"There are such people? Well honestly, can you blame them? We do have such pretty ears after all."

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"Narcist."

(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/8126/crystalpissed.png)
"Hush!"

Misuzu: You can only have one big poster on your wall. Who's on it?
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7609/misuzupondering.png)
"Now there's a tough one..."

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"Well you may have never heard of him, but there is this guy named FRED. I'm a huge fan of his works. I'd probably put a poster of him on my wall."

Misuzu: are you really a polish princess?
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"If I was, do you think I would be in the military? If I really were a princess I would spend my days playing video games on a really comfy couch.

Aaaah... days of luxery without any worries...
if only...

It's a pity the UEU put an end to every royal family line after world war three."

Kunoichi: is beinga a ninja as awesome as they say it is?

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7575/visor.png)
"I-I'm not a ninja...
But I might as well be one..." *sigh*

Crystal, now that you've done both, would you say you prefer piloting a fighter or commanding a battlegroup?
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"I'll take flying a CSA fighter over commanding Terran battleships anyday.

Though what I really like to try once, is commanding a large strategic scale operation someday."

So Crystal, what was it like to have a Queen in your fighter?
(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/7374/crystalmeh.png)
"I'll have to refrain from answering that one... For the sake of keeping good relations with the Cordi..."

So, Luna, I'm curious why there's only the one other MCWS pilot in the group. Was it simply hard to find Cyrva willing to join the group, or does the Guardian Angel's crew include Cyrva in non-flight posistions?
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8923/lunahelmetsmile.png)
"Around 15% of the crew aboard the Galaxy angel is Cyrvan, if I recall the numbers correctly. There are five more pilots on the reserve list and I have no idea why they choose me to be on the active list. Life is full of mysteries isn't it?
But the days of having a shortage of CSA equipment is almost coming to an end. Or so I heard.

NGTM-1R between you and me though, I got this feeling that tomorrow it is going to rain at your place."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 19, 2010, 08:52:58 pm
Misuzu & Crystal: how would you describe being in a Cordi ship? Is it as tentacley as Justice described it?

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"Well you may have never heard of him, but there is this guy named FRED. I'm a huge fan of his works. I'd probably put a poster of him on my wall."

Too bad he's dead  :(
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: General Battuta on September 19, 2010, 08:55:05 pm
Whose motorcycle is this?

It's a chopper, baby.

Whose chopper is this?

It's FRED's.

Who's FRED?

FRED's dead, baby. FRED's dead.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: redsniper on September 19, 2010, 11:16:31 pm
/me awards Battuta two internets.

Misuzu: Did you ever find out what that Cordi pilot looks like?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on September 20, 2010, 01:07:35 am
Misuzu & Crystal: how would you describe being in a Cordi ship? Is it as tentacley as Justice described it?

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"Well you may have never heard of him, but there is this guy named FRED. I'm a huge fan of his works. I'd probably put a poster of him on my wall."

Too bad he's dead  :(

Three times over even. He's at least accomplished something no one else has yet to do. Then again, a  lot of evil villains tend to found out to be Not Quite Dead.

Crystal, you must have been popular in the academy. How many people asked you out?

Is one of them Misuzu? =o
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: ssmit132 on September 20, 2010, 02:03:28 am
Misuzu: Did you ever find out what that Cordi pilot looks like?
On that issue, whatever happened to the pilot(s) anyway? (That's not really addressed to anyone, just a generic question).
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 20, 2010, 08:01:13 pm
I think Luna may have answered both her question and mine, since it did rain. Early in the morning, where no-one would normally notice.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on September 22, 2010, 08:10:57 pm
Crystal, you must have been popular in the academy. How many people asked you out?
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/8126/crystalembarrassed.png)
"Hmpf, I got no time for such things."


On that issue, whatever happened to the pilot(s) anyway? (That's not really addressed to anyone, just a generic question).
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"I heard there have been attempts at interrogation. Later on they have been returned to the Cordi."

Misuzu: Did you ever find out what that Cordi pilot looks like?
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"They kinda looked like an overgrown praying mantis. Less freaky then I had imagined."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 23, 2010, 07:18:04 am
Misuzu is braver person than I. Or perhaps not as familar with preying mantises.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on September 23, 2010, 09:18:27 am
Praying mantises doesn't have tentacles she imagined, so Cordi might have looked less creepy after seening how Tempest drawn them... :)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on September 23, 2010, 10:54:54 am
Misuzu is braver person than I. Or perhaps not as familar with preying mantises.
Consider the size of a praying mantis in this. Even if a cordi was only 80 cm big, that would still count as "overgrown praying mantis". Besides, when she saw them, they were probably bound, not running around freely.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 23, 2010, 11:32:41 am
A 'properly bound overgrown praying mantis' is still an overgrown praying mantis. That is, an instant change of pants.
But the tech room says Terrans did some genetic shenanigans on themselves, and are bigger and live longer as a result, IIRC. I bet Misuzu herself is 7 or more feet high. Talk about overgrown.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 23, 2010, 01:01:28 pm
Consider the size of a praying mantis in this. Even if a cordi was only 80 cm big, that would still count as "overgrown praying mantis".

They fit a human into a Cordi fighter, and dialogue suggests it only required rebuilding the controls. If the cordi was only 80cm big, you'd have to rip stuff out to fit a spacesuited human (even a more animesque spacesuited human) in there. I have to assume there isn't much of a size difference.

So I think "big enough to make your head pop off like a champange cork" is on the table.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on September 23, 2010, 01:31:05 pm
Misuzu is braver person than I. Or perhaps not as familar with preying mantises.

Well, they actually reckon that the whole "killing males whilst mating with them" is actually a response to human observation of the whole nuptial event - to whit, it agitates the female during copulation so that she switches from mating behaviour to feeding behaviour (creepy in itself).

Spy cams in the wild have managed to capture Mantid mating events which involve elaborate courting rituals and which the male survives.

Of course, this will vary from species to species, but there you go...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 23, 2010, 04:28:21 pm
Well, they actually reckon that the whole "killing males whilst mating with them" is actually a response to human observation of the whole nuptial event - to whit, it agitates the female during copulation so that she switches from mating behaviour to feeding behaviour (creepy in itself).

Oh, that's nothing to do with it. Would you be comfortable hanging about somebody who has the means to snap your neck or amputate one of your limbs with ease, AND you can't speak their langauge very well? (Orz.)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on September 23, 2010, 04:33:16 pm
Well, they actually reckon that the whole "killing males whilst mating with them" is actually a response to human observation of the whole nuptial event - to whit, it agitates the female during copulation so that she switches from mating behaviour to feeding behaviour (creepy in itself).

Oh, that's nothing to do with it. Would you be comfortable hanging about somebody who has the means to snap your neck or amputate one of your limbs with ease, AND you can't speak their langauge very well? (Orz.)

I live in Scotland, you're describing everyone I know, well... save for the language. But any stranger is up a creek without a paddle

Damn claymores.... and just kidding.. or am I?


Okay: I have a question - Crystal and Misuzu, how did you find the Cordi ships handling compared to your respective fighters?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 23, 2010, 06:54:57 pm
Crystal, has anyone ever tried to get you drunk just to see what you would act like?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on September 23, 2010, 07:49:10 pm
Crystal, has anyone ever tried to get you drunk just to see what you would act like?

The actual question would be if they "can" get drunk.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 23, 2010, 07:58:28 pm
Everyone knows that as a smaller and more fragile race, space elves can't hold their liquor.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on September 23, 2010, 08:22:23 pm
Everyone knows that as a smaller and more fragile race, space elves can't hold their liquor.

Their bio-chem might be different to ours.

What if sugar acts like alcohol for them?

Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on September 23, 2010, 08:23:00 pm
Kunoichi, what made you decide to be a fighter pilot anyway?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 23, 2010, 11:44:54 pm
Everyone knows that as a smaller and more fragile race, space elves can't hold their liquor.

Their bio-chem might be different to ours.

What if sugar acts like alcohol for them?


If you read the WoD techroom entry on Cyrvans, it says they can have offspring with humans, so Cyrvan bio-chemistry can't be that different.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 24, 2010, 04:27:21 pm
Kunoichi, what made you decide to be a fighter pilot anyway?

People remember Lieutenant Richard Best, who sunk Akagi at Midway. They remember Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, who lead the attack at Pearl Harbor. Adolf Galland, Werner Molders. Joseph Foss.

People remember fighter pilots. Attack pilots too.

Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on September 25, 2010, 11:06:40 am
Quote from: Ravenholme
Okay: I have a question - Crystal and Misuzu, how did you find the Cordi ships handling compared to your respective fighters?
(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/7374/crystalmeh.png)
"Not as sluggish as Terran made ships but aside from that..."

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"Felt like I was inside a paper plane."

Quote from: SpardaSon21
Crystal, has anyone ever tried to get you drunk just to see what you would act like?
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"Oh we tried, but apparantly she can smell the alcohol from 20 meters away and she refuses to touch it. Its frustrating really.

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"Now Luna on the other hand, decided that she would join Axe and Justice in a drinking competition, no matter what.
She started singing after one shot of whiskey and passed out after the second... "

Kunoichi, what made you decide to be a fighter pilot anyway?

People remember Lieutenant Richard Best, who sunk Akagi at Midway. They remember Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, who lead the attack at Pearl Harbor. Adolf Galland, Werner Molders. Joseph Foss.

People remember fighter pilots. Attack pilots too.
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"Bwahahaha, like anyone will remember her!"

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/5048/kuno.png)
"Someday... Someday my turn will come!"
*sob*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 25, 2010, 11:08:22 am
I do, if it makes you feel better. :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 26, 2010, 01:15:54 am
Seconded. Imagine the shame on enemy fighters when they see they were destroyed by female Scorpion!


(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"Bwahahaha, like anyone will remember her!"
Look who's talking, you don't even have a face!


(Jellyfish dissapeared shortly after this post, never to be seen again...)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on September 26, 2010, 04:10:48 am
Not quite correct. If you look at the loading screens (M22-2.png to be exact) you can see a picture of Tempest without the helmet.... or much of anything else in terms of clothing.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on September 26, 2010, 04:13:24 am
Except that the pilot without a face above is Milkshake, not Tempest.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on September 26, 2010, 05:32:25 am
Oh well....
I didn't remember Milkshake being that mean. Sarcastic yes, but not that mean....
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Nuclear1 on September 26, 2010, 07:47:28 pm
Misuzu:  so what've you got against tentacles anyway? :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 26, 2010, 07:53:23 pm
Oh well....
I didn't remember Milkshake being that mean. Sarcastic yes, but not that mean....

Kunoichi gets her on her nerves, for some reason...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on September 27, 2010, 12:16:05 pm
Quote from: Jellyfish
But the tech room says Terrans did some genetic shenanigans on themselves, and are bigger and live longer as a result, IIRC. I bet Misuzu herself is 7 or more feet high. Talk about overgrown.
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/3540/personamisuzupissed.png)
"Hey now, I'm not nearly that tall!"


Misuzu:  so what've you got against tentacles anyway? :p
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"Do you really need to ask?"

I do, if it makes you feel better. :P
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7575/visor.png)
"Really? You mean that?"
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on September 27, 2010, 01:49:35 pm
Tempest: What's the greatest prank you've pulled on one of the crew?

Misuzu: Out of all your model kits, which would you say is your favorite?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 27, 2010, 10:57:25 pm
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7575/visor.png)
"Really? You mean that?"

Is that so shocking? Besides, I figure you're the one who knows things, if you've put your stealthy to use...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on September 29, 2010, 11:49:59 am

Misuzu:
How many mechs you have?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Axem on September 30, 2010, 05:20:58 pm
Misuzu: What is your most favoritest song in the whole wide world.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on October 05, 2010, 02:37:17 pm
/me begins to ponder on the integrity of the fourth wall.

Luna, how long will it take for this fourth wall to come falling down?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Droid803 on October 05, 2010, 04:15:16 pm
You just wrecked it, bro.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 05, 2010, 05:34:57 pm
Luna, how long will it take for this fourth wall to come falling down?

There is no fourth wall.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on October 05, 2010, 08:06:48 pm
Bah, nobody would want to watch us anyway.

Misuzu: you have the chance to star in your own anime. What is it about?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on October 06, 2010, 11:18:57 am
There was a problem with the subspace communicator. This has been fixed now.


Misuzu:
How many mechs you have?
Misuzu: Out of all your model kits, which would you say is your favorite?
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"Around twenty, though I still have five I need to build. Unforunately I haven't had much time recently. You'd be suprised how much time the military want you to spend on waging wars and such. I think my favorite is the MS-18."

Misuzu: What is your most favoritest song in the whole wide world.
"'Shoot it', done by the 2999 cheese eaters.
I doubt you heard of them though."

Misuzu: you have the chance to star in your own anime. What is it about?
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"Me! And big guns."

/me begins to ponder on the integrity of the fourth wall.

Luna, how long will it take for this fourth wall to come falling down?
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8923/lunahelmetsmile.png)
"I'll give it about 4 weeks."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 06, 2010, 11:23:05 am
Wait.... is Luna only wearing a face mask, or does she have some hair-like adoration on the top of her helmet?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ypoknons on October 06, 2010, 11:28:21 am
Misuzu, are you going to buy MG 00 Quanta?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on October 06, 2010, 11:35:56 am
Milkshake, where did your callsign from?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on October 08, 2010, 01:56:11 am
Misuzu, Crystal, Dawn: did you three really fight alongside the legendary Alpha 1?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on October 11, 2010, 07:32:19 pm
Wait.... is Luna only wearing a face mask, or does she have some hair-like adoration on the top of her helmet?
Cyrvan helmets are not vacuum proof.
They have confidence in their cockpit construction.

Misuzu, are you going to buy MG 00 Quanta?
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Milkshake, where did your callsign from?
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"It from somewhere."

Misuzu, Crystal, Dawn: did you three really fight alongside the legendary Alpha 1?
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"Alpha one, legendary? Alpha wings are just targets, are they not?"
 
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"Captain Burner was flying as Alpha one, but I wouldn't really call him legendary..."

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"I have no idea what you are talking about..."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Herra Tohtori on October 11, 2010, 08:46:16 pm
Misuzu or Crystal: Which one of you had to fly inside the Hertak flag ship? I have conflicting information on which one it was.

Whichever of you it was... did you find it easy to navigate inside that thing? How long did it take for you to destroy the reactors, and how much time did you have to spare before it exploded?

Dawn: Was it difficult to transition to fighters without actual transparent cockpit canopy? How exactly does that work? We saw that one mission with the early encounter with Fur'Angle where windows proved their value, but in normal use, how does the visual environment system in the windowless cockpits compare with actually seeing out with your own eyes? Resolution, response time? Does the visual environment system offer additional features such as adjusting the observation spectrum from visible light to, say, infra-red or ultraviolet, or even radio frequencies (microwave frequencies would be good for visual detection of radar sources) or x-ray/gamma ray wavelengths (which could be used to detect reactors, both working and breached).

Cyrvans: What? You're not wearing full vacuum seal space suits in combat? Do your cockpits eject as a whole, sealed system? What sort of contingencies do you have for situations where your pilots are exposed to vacuum? It's not just the integrity of your cockpit construction, it's a question about life support redundancy. What happens if one of your ships has a reactor failure? Does the life support run on its own energy system? What if there's a failure in the life support system itself? You could lose the atmosphere even if the ship is technically totally intact... Soyuz 11 is a good historical example.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on October 12, 2010, 06:58:46 pm
Misuzu or Crystal: Which one of you had to fly inside the Hertak flag ship? I have conflicting information on which one it was.

Whichever of you it was... did you find it easy to navigate inside that thing? How long did it take for you to destroy the reactors, and how much time did you have to spare before it exploded?
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"That was me. The Aestival's controls are not easy on the Terran mind.
It was pretty hard, its a good thing I just had to follow the computer generated waypoints, it would have been easy to get lost in that large, dark ship. After destroying the reactors, I just barely managed to jump into subspace before it exploded. This would have been plain impossible for a Terran to pull off."

Dawn: Was it difficult to transition to fighters without actual transparent cockpit canopy? How exactly does that work? We saw that one mission with the early encounter with Fur'Angle where windows proved their value, but in normal use, how does the visual environment system in the windowless cockpits compare with actually seeing out with your own eyes? Resolution, response time? Does the visual environment system offer additional features such as adjusting the observation spectrum from visible light to, say, infra-red or ultraviolet, or even radio frequencies (microwave frequencies would be good for visual detection of radar sources) or x-ray/gamma ray wavelengths (which could be used to detect reactors, both working and breached).
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"The step from the Ray I to Mk III was pretty big in that regard. These windowless cockpits actually offer a lot more visibility, they have all sorts of visual aid. I'm not really that well informed on the technical details though...
Of course, compared to Infi's neural interface everything is primitive."

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"If you'll allow me on the technicals.
The standard Cleo-132 cockpit found in most LSF strike craft these days have three screens capable of handling resolutions up to 32768x32768. We stopped bothering with response times several decades ago. It's all somewhere in the range of 0.0001ms these days.
In addition to a 80x zoom, the cockpit indeed has the additional features you listed. While the advanced sensor variant can also pick up subspace waves and a whole list of extra things.
There is also the option to have 'screen in screen' windows, allowing the pilot to track up to 10 different targets (friend or foe) in smaller view screens. And it alerts the pilot when a hostile is targeting him."


Cyrvans: What? You're not wearing full vacuum seal space suits in combat? Do your cockpits eject as a whole, sealed system? What sort of contingencies do you have for situations where your pilots are exposed to vacuum? It's not just the integrity of your cockpit construction, it's a question about life support redundancy. What happens if one of your ships has a reactor failure? Does the life support run on its own energy system? What if there's a failure in the life support system itself? You could lose the atmosphere even if the ship is technically totally intact... Soyuz 11 is a good historical example.
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"Yes, the whole cockpit ejects and the life support has its own power supply.
In the case the cockpit itself is somehow breached there is an emergency system build within our flight suits which projects an energy field around the head and if need be, around the whole body but that drains the power at a far faster rate."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 12, 2010, 07:04:10 pm
Drains power fast.... that's a very good arguement to use a vacuum proof helmet and suit, don't you think?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on October 12, 2010, 07:25:36 pm
"That was me. The Aestival's controls are not easy on the Terran mind.
It was pretty hard, its a good thing I just had to follow the computer generated waypoints, it would have been easy to get lost in that large, dark ship. After destroying the reactors, I just barely managed to jump into subspace before it exploded. This would have been plain impossible for a Terran to pull off."
That means you are better than Terrans at resisting Gs? Or your cockpits have active protections against them?

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"If you'll allow me on the technicals.
The standard Cleo-132 cockpit found in most LSF strike craft these days have three screens capable of handling resolutions up to 32768x32768. We stopped bothering with response times several decades ago. It's all somewhere in the range of 0.0001ms these days.
In addition to a 80x zoom, the cockpit indeed has the additional features you listed. While the advanced sensor variant can also pick up subspace waves and a whole list of extra things.
There is also the option to have 'screen in screen' windows, allowing the pilot to track up to 10 different targets (friend or foe) in smaller view screens. And it alerts the pilot when a hostile is targeting him."
Imagine the video games you can play with that
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on October 12, 2010, 07:39:49 pm
Drains power fast.... that's a very good arguement to use a vacuum proof helmet and suit, don't you think?
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/7219/crystalclosed.png)
"The key word here is Faster.
The difference is 51 hours on full, versus 347 hours on just the head. The suit itself is completely vacuum proof."

That means you are better than Terrans at resisting Gs? Or your cockpits have active protections against them?
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"Terrans are actually better at resisting Gs. But that is irrelevant, you won't notice any G forces at work in a CSA ship.
The biggest issue for Terran pilots in CSA fighter craft is the large amount of data the ship throws at you along with the senitivity of the controls. The Terran mind is just incapable of the level of multi tasking required to effectively pilot a CSA fighter."

Imagine the video games you can play with that
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"I know right.
Its one of my favorite pass times when on stand by."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Nuclear1 on October 12, 2010, 08:07:48 pm
Misuzu/Crystal:  So...did you guys manage to get that Ray Mk. I sold? :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: ssmit132 on October 12, 2010, 08:10:16 pm
The credits said that Intelligence took the Ray Mk.1 out of their hands.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Nuclear1 on October 12, 2010, 08:24:14 pm
Oh yeah...that's right.  :nervous:

Well anyway...Dawn, besides letting you control Infi, what effect did the genetic alteration have on your mind?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: ReeNoiP on October 13, 2010, 02:56:36 am
Misuzu: How do you fit your hair inside that helmet?

Crystal/Kunoichi: What is going on in that one picture with you two? Kunoichi doesn't seem to be all that happy.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 13, 2010, 03:30:44 am
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Well anyway...Dawn, besides letting you control Infi, what effect did the genetic alteration have on your mind?
A slight tendency to precognition as hinted in the background story and shown ingame. Dawn had a "strange feeling" right before the prometheus frame was blasted by the Fura'ngle capships and lost it's beams.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: ssmit132 on October 13, 2010, 05:31:09 am
Also, she was able to detect the incoming Cordi ships before the Explorer when they ended up in Alpha Draconis.

On that point: Dawn, did you ever find an explanation on how you ended up time travelling 100 years into the future and in Alpha Draconis?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 13, 2010, 06:06:13 pm
True that would interest me too. The time travel I can guess at, but how did they skip through at least one system and end up somewhere else entirely?

Unless of course the "timetravel" happened exactly because they traveled that far, but then how comes that they were untouched by time?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on October 13, 2010, 11:19:30 pm
A Writer Did It (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AWizardDidIt)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 14, 2010, 10:10:00 am
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The biggest issue for Terran pilots in CSA fighter craft is the large amount of data the ship throws at you along with the senitivity of the controls. The Terran mind is just incapable of the level of multi tasking required to effectively pilot a CSA fighter.
Does that mean the main reason why (most) Terrans can't fly CSA fighters is a badly designed interface?
What about Dawn? Did her genetic enhancements make her capable of effectively piloting an Aestival?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on October 15, 2010, 06:04:46 am
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The biggest issue for Terran pilots in CSA fighter craft is the large amount of data the ship throws at you along with the senitivity of the controls. The Terran mind is just incapable of the level of multi tasking required to effectively pilot a CSA fighter.
Does that mean the main reason why (most) Terrans can't fly CSA fighters is a badly designed interface?
What about Dawn? Did her genetic enhancements make her capable of effectively piloting an Aestival?

That's not a badly designed interface, it's just one that is bad for humans. It's probably the optimal interface for Cyrvans.

It's actually offensive to Cyrvans to say that it's badly designed just because it doesn't interface well with us Terrans
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 15, 2010, 09:29:07 am
Only offensive to those who designed the interface. Surely I'm not offending the entire USA by saying a certain Crysler car is badly designed!
And it's not offensive if it's true, though I guess I could rephrase it into "not fully optimized" to make sure the engineers don't feel offended, despite the Cyrvans not being overly concerned about offending Humans judging from Crystals behaviour (who is really the only Cyrvan featured in the campaign.... Luna just has too few lines).

In my opinion there is a difference between "sufficient" and "good". The Cyrvan cockpits certainly are sufficient for their pilots, but are they really good? In an effective user interface you don't put out as much data as the user can handle, you try to only put out the data the user really needs. As long as nothing important is missing, the less information given out the better.
If the pilot can configure what is shown and what not, all the better (with some bare necessities being impossible to disable perhaps).

Since I don't see why a Cyrvan fighter would have to put out more data than a Terran fighter (except in "Mech-mode"), why would they throw so much more data at the pilot than LSF fighters?
Considering how intelligent Cyrvans are supposed to be, I'm sure they could improve those interfaces a lot. But apperently they are satisfied with it just being sufficient, were we Humans seem to have a stronger streak to make everything we build perfect.

Unless of course the CSA fighters have many functions on manual that are handled automatically in LSF craft. But why would they want to do that?
Each little bit of distraction can be a pilots death in combat (and even out of combat), no matter how good that pilot is at multi-tasking.

Imagine CSA pilots that only had to handle as much data as LSF cockpits put out and them putting all the attention and mental abilities they usually need just to keep their fighters going on the fight instead!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: General Battuta on October 15, 2010, 09:33:33 am
Norbert, I'm not sure that makes sense. Modern fighter planes put out more information than the pilot can handle; today's jet pilots train extensively to keep track of everything they need to without flying into the ground. And, believe it or not, they still fly into the ground; several US aircraft were lost in Iraq (probably) due to task overload.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dilmah G on October 15, 2010, 09:53:21 am
This is (usually) to do with what's known in the RAAF and RAF at least as 'spare mental capacity', something you are assessed on during your time at BFTS and 2FTS, and subsequently onto your OCU days. It's not something trainable, but rather a pilot's innate skill that separates pilots streamed to the fast-jet breed from the others.

Issues like flying into the ground/other aircraft due to your mental capacity being stretched to the limit is why in the RAAF, one of the aircrew work cycles is ALAP, Attitude, Lookout, Attitude, Performance. Basically, 80% of your time should be spent on lookout and attitude (both done by looking outside the aircraft, attitude is determined by the horizon rather than by the instruments).

Maintaining a good lookout and selecting pilots with larger spare mental capacities for the Fast-Jet pipeline ensures you don't run into issues like flying planes into the ground, etc. In fact one of the issues identified as to why US pilots tended to fare worse during the merge during multinational exercises a few years earlier was that they're being deployed so often that they don't have the time to train as much as other Air Forces, who tend to spend most of their time at home doing block training and the like.

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Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: General Battuta on October 15, 2010, 10:17:43 am
Maintaining a good lookout and selecting pilots with larger spare mental capacities for the Fast-Jet pipeline ensures you don't run into issues like flying planes into the ground, etc.

I agree with all of this except the word 'ensure'. Murphy will have his way with brains and behavior as much as bombs and bullets.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dilmah G on October 15, 2010, 10:23:48 am
Well, makes it dramatically less likely.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 15, 2010, 10:40:44 am
Norbert, I'm not sure that makes sense. Modern fighter planes put out more information than the pilot can handle; today's jet pilots train extensively to keep track of everything they need to without flying into the ground. And, believe it or not, they still fly into the ground; several US aircraft were lost in Iraq (probably) due to task overload.
I know that, and that it caused death' both in military and civilian aviation, but how does that matter for a discussion about WoD?

Since LSF fighters don't crash due to the pilots being overloaded with data, they apperently overcame the problems we struggle with today. Maybe with better designed interfaces, maybe with better automation probably due to the use of AI, better screening and/or training of pilots or just with plenty of handwavium.... whatever the reason, the problem seems to have been solved.

Which brings be back the my point:

Unless CSA fighters have plenty of functions that the LSF fighters don't have (apart from "mech-mode" non have been mentioned in either the techroom or the campaign) or they require the pilot to do things that run on automatic in LSF craft, the only explenation for the additional data would be and inefficient (though still sufficient for Cyrvans) interface.
Which of those is it? Or is there another possibility I overlooked?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: General Battuta on October 15, 2010, 10:48:08 am
Sure: the LSF interfaces present as much data as the human pilot can handle, the CSA interfaces present as much data as a Cyrva can handle, which is more.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on October 15, 2010, 10:57:56 am
Sure: the LSF interfaces present as much data as the human pilot can handle, the CSA interfaces present as much data as a Cyrva can handle, which is more.

The point I was trying to make.

Thanks Battuta :)

Norbert, you're making the mistake of equating Cyrvan mental faculties to our own, which just doesn't make sense.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: General Battuta on October 15, 2010, 11:21:20 am
Yeah. My feeling is, let's say both LSF and CSA interfaces are optimized to the point of arbitrarily high efficiency: if there exists a gap in the pilots' abilities there will still be a difference in how much info they can present.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 15, 2010, 12:35:05 pm
Norbert, you're making the mistake of equating Cyrvan mental faculties to our own, which just doesn't make sense.
No I don't. If you really read my posts you'd know that....
The only thing I am assuming is, that while they are capable of handling more matters at the same time than a Human, they too have more cencentration to spare for each task, the fewer of them there are.

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Sure: the LSF interfaces present as much data as the human pilot can handle, the CSA interfaces present as much data as a Cyrva can handle, which is more.
I think you're missing my point here yet again.

When you build an interface you don't try to display every shred of information the user can handle by default. You put out the important stuff first and add only what's necessary or requested.
For example why would the pilot need to know the exact temperature in the cockpit as long as it is within a certain margin? When the temperature goes out of bound, the pilot gets an alarm and the exact value. If not, simply don't show it, since it doesn't help one bit to pilot the craft.

Since LSF fighters run fine with the information they display, that must mean that CSA fighters either have additional functions, or that they display information that is unnecessary for flying the fighter.

So even if Cyrvans pilots can handle being shown every little shred of data about their fighters, it's still not fully optimized.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: General Battuta on October 15, 2010, 12:37:20 pm
Norbert, you're making the mistake of equating Cyrvan mental faculties to our own, which just doesn't make sense.
No I don't. If you really read my posts you'd know that....
The only thing I am assuming is, that while they are capable of handling more matters at the same time than a Human, they can too have more cencentration to spare for each task, the fewer of them there are.

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Sure: the LSF interfaces present as much data as the human pilot can handle, the CSA interfaces present as much data as a Cyrva can handle, which is more.
I think you're missing my point here yet again.

When you build an interface you don't try to display every shred of information the user can handle by default. You put out the important stuff first and add only what's necessary or requested.
For example why would the pilot need to know the exact temperature in the cockpit as long as it is within a certain margin? When the temperature goes out of bound, the pilot gets an alarm and the exact value. If not, simply don't show it, since it doesn't help one bit to pilot the craft.

Since LSF fighters run fine with the information they display, that must mean that CSA fighters either have additional functions, or that they display information that is unnecessary for flying the fighter.

But again, modern fighter jets supply more information than the pilot can possibly keep track of, which suggests that there is more information than the pilot can possibly keep track of - there certainly was when I flew in Falcon 4.0, which is painfully realistic.

I mean look at a picture of a modern cockpit.

And if that's true for us, it's true for the LSF and CSA, which means they're both probably presenting more than the pilot can handle, the CSA ships to an unsafe degree.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 15, 2010, 12:49:08 pm
So what? We are talking about a scienece fiction setting set several hundred years in the future. Figthers that don't have any translucant cockpits!
Why would it matter one bit how a modern cockpit looks or handles?

If it's true for us it's true for them? Do you really beliefe that? Because if everyone would think that way, nothing would ever change and no new technologies would ever be invented.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dilmah G on October 15, 2010, 12:51:45 pm
Well there's too much to assess at a single glance. There are work cycles for how you're meant to assess all the information given to you in a rational manner whilst flying, rather than going into cardiac arrest from trying to comprehend all the information in your head at once and expend your mental capacity.

In addition to this, pilots are also selected on their ability to allocate priorities among competing sources of information. In this case, it's how you divide your time up in the cockpit and which display you pay attention to first. Generally in a modern fighter aircraft, the majority of your necessary info is displayed on your HUD, and the remainder generally fall under the category of 'Performance/Other Instruments', which are checked 20% of the time whilst flying.

I don't know exactly what you're talking about, as I haven't the time to try out WoD, but I'm guessing CSA aircraft have instrument panels and displays which run counterintuitive to attempts to prioritise the information coming at you.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Scotty on October 15, 2010, 12:55:34 pm
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So what? We are talking about a scienece fiction setting set several hundred years in the future. Figthers that don't have any translucant cockpits!
Why would it matter one bit how a modern cockpit looks or handles?
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...

It's still humans flying human spacecraft.  If there's information overload today in a then-primitive craft, imagine how much greater the overload will be in a spacecraft.  Then multiply that by five or six, because you're going to be wrong.


Quote from: -Norbert- link=topic=71527.msg1424670#msg1424670 date=1287164948
If it's true for us it's true for them? Do you really beliefe that? Because if everyone would think that way, nothing would ever change and no new technologies would ever be invented.

Unless I'm very much confused, this is exactly the point Battuta is not making.  It's true for us.  They can handle more information, with consequently less severe overflow.  That means their craft can display more information and responses before overload becomes a very serious problem.  Humans can't handle it.

Plese lrn2readingcomprehension.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 15, 2010, 01:15:42 pm
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It's still humans flying human spacecraft.  If there's information overload today in a then-primitive craft, imagine how much greater the overload will be in a spacecraft.
Even in modern airplanes (at least the big passanger maschines) they are moving away from having one element for each input. Instead they have several monitors on which you can select which data to display.
That is how I imagine it is in the future too, which means you can just not display certain things untill you need them.
And that leads to far less information being shown at one time, while still having everything available if needed, even without super advanced future computers and AIs.

The trend already started in reality.

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Plese lrn2readingcomprehension.
Please listen to your own advice and also please stop being insulting.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: General Battuta on October 15, 2010, 01:33:14 pm
So what? We are talking about a scienece fiction setting set several hundred years in the future. Figthers that don't have any translucant cockpits!
Why would it matter one bit how a modern cockpit looks or handles?

If it's true for us it's true for them? Do you really beliefe that? Because if everyone would think that way, nothing would ever change and no new technologies would ever be invented.

I don't think any of your statements here follow from my argument. Spacecraft are going to be incredibly complex; humans in WoD have not (mostly) been augmented to handle that increased complexity.

It is in general good to have as much information as you can possibly present up to the point where the pilot becomes overloaded (but not past it). If the Cyrvan information buffer is bigger than the Human one on the cognitive level, their interfaces will present more data. That's all you need to know.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 15, 2010, 02:28:05 pm
They do mention that there are humans who can handle piloting an Aestival...just not many. However I'm curious how the data breaks down; much of what a modern pilot has to monitor concerns his own aircraft. By the time we're talking WoD, I suspect a lot of this has been eliminated or automated to allow the pilot to concentrate more on his surrounding. (The minimalistic FS interface makes a lot of sense, if you can get away with it.)

Yet there is a fixed amount of data that can come in from either source, and it's primarily the intermingling of the two that causes problems for human pilots. If you accept that one of them has been largely eliminated, does that mean the Cyrva haven't automated to the same degree? Do their ships append more information on other craft than Terran ones? What exactly causes the overload?

And can it be eliminated with a software patch?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on October 15, 2010, 03:45:23 pm
They do mention that there are humans who can handle piloting an Aestival...just not many. However I'm curious how the data breaks down; much of what a modern pilot has to monitor concerns his own aircraft. By the time we're talking WoD, I suspect a lot of this has been eliminated or automated to allow the pilot to concentrate more on his surrounding. (The minimalistic FS interface makes a lot of sense, if you can get away with it.)

Yet there is a fixed amount of data that can come in from either source, and it's primarily the intermingling of the two that causes problems for human pilots. If you accept that one of them has been largely eliminated, does that mean the Cyrva haven't automated to the same degree? Do their ships append more information on other craft than Terran ones? What exactly causes the overload?

And can it be eliminated with a software patch?

I suspect the answers lay with the fact the Cyrva fighters have robot modes and intermediate settings
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 15, 2010, 04:36:05 pm
I suspect the answers lay with the fact the Cyrva fighters have robot modes and intermediate settings

That would suggest bad design if they don't easily switch back and forth but instead have everything always running for both all the time. :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on October 15, 2010, 06:17:47 pm
I suspect the answers lay with the fact the Cyrva fighters have robot modes and intermediate settings

That would suggest bad design if they don't easily switch back and forth but instead have everything always running for both all the time. :P

how about this one the Cyrva handle data better than us apes so have decided that it would be better to use some of the of the processing power we would use to reduce data overload on the pilot and put it to something like managing ship systems helping with the performance advantage they have like lateral movement which us apes find so tricky to implement
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 16, 2010, 12:09:46 pm
Erm.... Ray III-E....
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on October 16, 2010, 12:15:27 pm
Erm.... Ray III-E....

is a limited implementation that comes with drawbacks
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 16, 2010, 12:22:37 pm
So they had to remove some armor to fit in the thrusters that allow lateral movement and higher manouverbility, but it still shows that it isn't tricky for Humans to build ships with lateral thrusters, it just didn't fit into their design philosophy prior to the invasion (massproduction of realtively cheap ships rather than top-of-the-line high-cost ships).
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 16, 2010, 01:18:56 pm
I really suspect a human could fly an Aestival if you just patched the software. :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 16, 2010, 03:45:39 pm
There is the matter of the extremely sensitive controlls, on top of the data overflow to consider. So I guess most Humans don't have the necessary reaction speed to handle them effectively in battle.

I'd still like to know how well Dawn could handle them though.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on October 17, 2010, 01:01:39 pm
Quote from: Nuclear1
Well anyway...Dawn, besides letting you control Infi, what effect did the genetic alteration have on your mind?
Quote from: -Norbert-
A slight tendency to precognition as hinted in the background story and shown ingame. Dawn had a "strange feeling" right before the prometheus frame was blasted by the Fura'ngle capships and lost it's beams.
Quote from: ssmit132
Also, she was able to detect the incoming Cordi ships before the Explorer when they ended up in Alpha Draconis.
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"It also, unfortunately, made me an incredible amount more empathic than I used to be. The mood of others greatly influences my own.
I've started to develop a bit of a hatred for emotional people these days..."

Quote from: ssmit132
On that point: Dawn, did you ever find an explanation on how you ended up time travelling 100 years into the future and in Alpha Draconis?
Quote from: -Norbert-
True that would interest me too. The time travel I can guess at, but how did they skip through at least one system and end up somewhere else entirely?

Unless of course the "timetravel" happened exactly because they traveled that far, but then how comes that they were untouched by time?
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"Most of the records about the modifications done to the Explorer have been destroyed after the fall of the UEU government. Some scientists in Silva, however, have a theory that the jump took us from Subspace into Planespace. Which might explain why we didn't ended up in Tauri.

I hope I'll find a complete answer some day though..."

Quote
A lot of talk about CSA interfaces
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/7133/crystaleyesclosedsmile.png)
"I'll just add to this that General Battuta seems to be on the right track here."

Quote from: NGTM-1R
I really suspect a human could fly an Aestival if you just patched the software. :P
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/8772/crystalfacepalm.png)

Quote from: -Norbert-
I'd still like to know how well Dawn could handle them though.
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"We tried a Aestival gauntlet simulation yesterday, because I was interested in this too.
The average Terran pilot usually only manages to reach stage two or three. Misuzu stumbled to stage four, Dawn reached stage eight.
The average score for a Cyrva pilot is around stage thirteen"

Quote from: ReeNoiP
Crystal/Kunoichi: What is going on in that one picture with you two? Kunoichi doesn't seem to be all that happy.
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7575/visor.png)
"I... Is that how I look to other people?"

Quote from: Dark Hunter
Tempest: What's the greatest prank you've pulled on one of the crew?
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"Well there was this one time where I disabled the gravity on all the showers on the ship and i-"

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3818/pissedo.png)
"So that was you..?"

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"Sorry DH, gotta run."

Quote from: ReeNoiP
Misuzu: How do you fit your hair inside that helmet?
Answer pending.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on October 18, 2010, 04:13:24 am
"Most of the records about the modifications done to the Explorer have been destroyed after the fall of the UEU government. Some scientists in Silva, however, have a theory that the jump took us from Subspace into Planespace. Which might explain why we didn't ended up in Tauri.

I hope I'll find a complete answer some day though..."

VISHNANS. Vishnans everywhere.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on October 18, 2010, 09:48:16 am
So there must be one universe were the UEU longer existed :lol:

Spoiler:
In Blue Planet, there are two universes, the one with the GTA (or GTVA) and the other were's no GTA/GTVA because they were all killed by shivans. [\spoiler]
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on October 18, 2010, 10:17:41 am
Crystal, why were you selected to join the 1st JGASF and not someone a bit more open-minded about Terrans?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on October 18, 2010, 01:59:44 pm
I have a suspicion that Crystal is open-minded about Terrans, compared to other Cyrvans.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on October 18, 2010, 02:30:00 pm
I have a suspicion that Crystal is open-minded about Terrans, compared to other Cyrvans.

This man has a point here. Crystal demonstrates quite of bit of open mindedness since she isn't suppressing every Terran into slave labor. Hell, any Cyrvan who joined the Joint Academy is bound to be very open minded.

Spoiler:
For those who think Crystal is closed minded, she's nothing compared to her older sister.  :shaking:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on October 18, 2010, 02:44:37 pm
Okay, so I read the Tech Room entry for Crystal and it said she jumped at the chance to serve in a joint fleet with the Terrans and got interested in us thanks to her father's stories.  So you know what, I think I need to play through the campaign again.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on October 18, 2010, 02:55:02 pm
So you know what, I think I need to play through the campaign again.
I think I might just do the same any day now.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 18, 2010, 04:52:20 pm
Quote
A lot of talk about CSA interfaces
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/7133/crystaleyesclosedsmile.png)
"I'll just add to this that General Battuta seems to be on the right track here."

Quote from: NGTM-1R
I really suspect a human could fly an Aestival if you just patched the software. :P
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/8772/crystalfacepalm.png)

Don't give me that, young lady. If Battuta is right, then so am I. Patching the sensor and diagnostic software to present a smaller datastream would solve the problem.

Mind you, I also think that the mere fact either group still runs up against limits is a horrible, stupid thing since I would hope by now both would have managed to realize that it's best to cut down on extraneous information in the stream. A Cryvan ship with a Terran system would probably perform better than one with the existing setup because it's harder to push the pilot into task overload.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: General Battuta on October 18, 2010, 05:04:52 pm
That's just pushing the question back - for any given pilot there will be an optimum level of information presentation that strikes a balance between ability to assimilate and the utility of having information available. If the average optima are higher for Cyrva pilots than humans, then yes you could patch it down for humans, but Cyrva will still do better.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on October 18, 2010, 05:21:57 pm
In fact, a skilled pilot would most likely be able to ignore unnessesary information and prevent "helmet fire" (is it how information overload is called in pilot slang?), even in Aestival.
More Cyrvan pilot than human ones can fly Aestival well, because it was designed with Cyrvans in mind. Cyrvan would most likely take a while to get used to a Terran fighter and would have a problem with fighting pilots who trained on them from the beggining (shield control would be new to him/her, for example).
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 18, 2010, 05:27:04 pm
Even if the interface could be configured for Terrans, the controlls are still too sensitive. And if you make those less sensitive, you might as well not bother with it in the first place....

So remind me again, why does the Aestival have no shields? Considering how much energy reserve it has for afterburner and weapons, surely there is enough energy for shields.
Are all Cyrvan fighters like the Aestival in that regard (no shields, but self-repairing)?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on October 18, 2010, 06:54:55 pm
Aestivals were obviously not designed with Terrans piloting it in mind.
There should be an option to just shut down everything in an Aestival and fly and fight WW2 style. Bam, there goes the information problem.

What role do Aestivals fulfill in the Cyrvan Navy? Heavy assault? Is it their most advanced design?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 18, 2010, 06:55:14 pm
Even if the interface could be configured for Terrans, the controlls are still too sensitive.

Considering most of us have tried one, it's not as bad as a Ulysses. :P

That's just pushing the question back - for any given pilot there will be an optimum level of information presentation that strikes a balance between ability to assimilate and the utility of having information available. If the average optima are higher for Cyrva pilots than humans, then yes you could patch it down for humans, but Cyrva will still do better.

Considering the history of space combat as they've fought it, such as the main engagement between the Cryva and Humanity back when they fought when there were over 10k ships on the field, the simple truth is that a pilot will always be overwhelmed. Minimizing as much as possible while still presenting useful data remains a worthy goal.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 20, 2010, 04:30:50 am
Quote
Considering most of us have tried one, it's not as bad as a Ulysses.
There is gameplay balance and there is story....

Quote
Considering the history of space combat as they've fought it, such as the main engagement between the Cryva and Humanity back when they fought when there were over 10k ships on the field, the simple truth is that a pilot will always be overwhelmed. Minimizing as much as possible while still presenting useful data remains a worthy goal.
While I do agree with you on that (and argued myself blue about it before you joined in the discussion :p ), it really doesn't matter much since the creator of the campaign believes differently. And ultimately it's Spoons call, since it's his campaign - even his "universe".

And now for something completely different!

Crystal! What is that blue line on your right cheek? Is it painted on or a tatoo? Does it have any meaning (like Clan or Family or Rank) or is it just adoration?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on October 20, 2010, 03:39:12 pm
Quote
Considering most of us have tried one, it's not as bad as a Ulysses.
There is gameplay balance and there is story....
Aestival controls can be mastered with some practice, using mouse for it may also help, as this thing turns more like an FPS character.
Joystick works just fine though.
What role do Aestivals fulfill in the Cyrvan Navy? Heavy assault? Is it their most advanced design?
Actually, Aestival is a light fighter, so it's a recon/interceptor, may also be used as space superiority or defense fighter.
The ones on board Guardian Angel are actually rather outdated, Cyrvan Navy is currently using much better version.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 20, 2010, 05:50:52 pm
There is gameplay balance and there is story....
Aestival controls can be mastered with some practice, using mouse for it may also help, as this thing turns more like an FPS character.
Joystick works just fine though.
I know that and I didn't have too much of a problem with the Aestival either (probably because I fly the Ray III-E whenever I get the chance).
But the point I was trying to make is, that just because we players can handle the Aestival, doesn't mean that a Human "in-universe" can. That we can fly it is a necessary balance issue. That Humans in-universe can't (effectively) fly it is established canon. -> balance and story.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on October 21, 2010, 02:16:18 am
Actually, Aestival is a light fighter, so it's a recon/interceptor, may also be used as space superiority or defense fighter.
The ones on board Guardian Angel are actually rather outdated, Cyrvan Navy is currently using much better version.

I dare not imagine how those handle.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on October 21, 2010, 02:56:38 pm
I doubt that the new Aestival would be more agile, they could be faster, better armored and armed, but I don't think that agility would increase.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on October 21, 2010, 04:15:06 pm
Why would they need a better fighter? The Aestival is most likely the most overpowered thing a player can fly, second only to the Tides of Darkness' SB Yali or a player using ~+k
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 21, 2010, 05:46:53 pm
Wait, wait, why was everyone freaking out when the Hertak attacked the CSA then?

'cuz I'll grant five-six Hertak fighters can really ruin an Aestival's day, but if they've got heavier stuff...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 21, 2010, 06:43:27 pm
Cyrvan law demands that ALL CSA military assets come running to defend the Cyrvan systems (and maybe the protectorates.... not sure about that part) if they are attacked, no matter now easy the attack is defeated.
And that meant no CSA reinforcements for the LSF, which meant almost certain defeat for the LSF and thus annihilation or surrender to the Hertak (or maybe fleeing into Cyrvan space, if they allowed it). But luckily they had Infi and the JGASF to turn the tide.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 21, 2010, 06:52:03 pm
Doesn't work, because the Hertak would be unable to complete the conquest of Terran space and hold off the CSA if anything about the CSA force structure from the old Terran vs. Cryvan days holds true. It was bad news not to get CSA reinforcements, but a CSA counterattack will effectively suck off a lot of the more powerful Hertak ships like the Adasyas and Armageddons to hold it off.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 21, 2010, 06:54:53 pm
Okay, so they wouldn't have lost, but the point still stands. They were counting on the CSA reinforcements and because of the attack on Cyrva space they weren't coming.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on October 23, 2010, 06:05:34 am
Quote from: NGTM-1R
Don't give me that, young lady. If Battuta is right, then so am I. Patching the sensor and diagnostic software to present a smaller datastream would solve the problem.

Mind you, I also think that the mere fact either group still runs up against limits is a horrible, stupid thing since I would hope by now both would have managed to realize that it's best to cut down on extraneous information in the stream. A Cryvan ship with a Terran system would probably perform better than one with the existing setup because it's harder to push the pilot into task overload.
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"A Terran system would take away options for the pilot, thus limiting performance. Task overload is non existent for us Cyrvans while flying our own fighters."

Quote from: -Norbert-
So remind me again, why does the Aestival have no shields? Considering how much energy reserve it has for afterburner and weapons, surely there is enough energy for shields.
Are all Cyrvan fighters like the Aestival in that regard (no shields, but self-repairing)?

Quote from: Jellyfish
What role do Aestivals fulfill in the Cyrvan Navy? Heavy assault? Is it their most advanced design?
"The Aestival design is an old but sturdy one, it was initially designed for Recon but during the T-C war quite a few got refitted for dogfighting. The most noticable change is the added underslug medium cannon mount. The self repairing hull is standard issue on all CSA ships, though the Aestival is one of the few designs that does not come with shields of any kind.
The two onboard the Guardian Angel are both old models that went above and beyond the call of duty."

Quote from: -Norbert-
Crystal! What is that blue line on your right cheek? Is it painted on or a tatoo? Does it have any meaning (like Clan or Family or Rank) or is it just adoration?
"It's called Hyalj, the most direct translation would be 'war paint'. Most families have their own variations of it but for the most part it is just decoration. Though there are a few famous examples that have deep spiritual roots in Feryaa."

Quote from: SpardaSon21
Crystal, why were you selected to join the 1st JGASF and not someone a bit more open-minded about Terrans?
"I'm very much open-minded, I'm merely stating observations."

Quote from: -Norbert-
Cyrvan law demands that ALL CSA military assets come running to defend the Cyrvan systems (and maybe the protectorates.... not sure about that part)
"Yes, this law also applies to protectorates. I'll refrain from saying anything about how stubborn Terrans can be and so forth.

On this note, we have no idea just how many ships the Hertak have or how vast their space is. So while it was highly inconvenient that the reinforcements never came, I can't fault my people for being cautious."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on October 23, 2010, 06:50:07 am
Quote from: -Norbert-
Crystal! What is that blue line on your right cheek? Is it painted on or a tatoo? Does it have any meaning (like Clan or Family or Rank) or is it just adoration?
"It's called Hyalj, the most direct translation would be 'war paint'. Most families have their own variations of it but for the most part it is just decoration. Though there are a few famous examples that have deep spiritual roots in Feryaa."
Does it represent your first kill or a certification of sorts that you are officially a warrior?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 23, 2010, 08:05:29 am
"A Terran system would take away options for the pilot, thus limiting performance. Task overload is non existent for us Cyrvans while flying our own fighters."

Task overload is something I can force on a computer, much less a biological brain. Your statement is nonsensical. There has to be a threshold. :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on October 23, 2010, 08:25:01 am
Note "when flying our own fighters." part.
They're made for Cyrvans and thus, optimized for them.
LSF most likely also optimized their fighters, they could put up as much info as CSA, but they'd risk "helmet fire" occuring to less experienced pilots.
A human trained on an unoptimized design would have less problems with it, but training would be more expensive and take longer, which wasn't desirable at peacetime.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: General Battuta on October 23, 2010, 10:38:48 am
"A Terran system would take away options for the pilot, thus limiting performance. Task overload is non existent for us Cyrvans while flying our own fighters."

Task overload is something I can force on a computer, much more a biological brain. Your statement is nonsensical. There has to be a threshold. :P

Fixed. We don't know much about Cyrvan neurobiology, and given how terrible the human brain is at multitasking they could conceivably be wildly better at it. There will always be a threshold but it may be very very high.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on October 25, 2010, 10:36:50 am
Does it represent your first kill or a certification of sorts that you are officially a warrior?
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"This may be the case for some families but its rather rare."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on October 27, 2010, 07:02:13 am
So, uh, Tempest. Is pink your natural hair color or did you dye it that way?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: ssmit132 on October 27, 2010, 07:10:35 am
Misuzu, have you learned your lesson on why you should keep your helmet on (I'm refering to what happens if you lose too much hull integrity in M07 "Trouble in the Sky")?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on October 27, 2010, 08:09:26 am
Quote from: -Norbert-
Crystal! What is that blue line on your right cheek? Is it painted on or a tatoo? Does it have any meaning (like Clan or Family or Rank) or is it just adoration?
"It's called Hyalj, the most direct translation would be 'war paint'. Most families have their own variations of it but for the most part it is just decoration. Though there are a few famous examples that have deep spiritual roots in Feryaa."

kind of like a family crest/war banner? Do the families only have one design per family or can they very depending on success, social/military position, gender, personal preference?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 27, 2010, 02:02:23 pm
So, Crystal, now that the CSA has agreed to whatever supply situation is necessary, will the JGASF be receiving any Cryvan ships larger than a fightercraft? Maybe an escort or two?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on October 28, 2010, 06:43:58 am
Quote from: AndrewofDoom
So, uh, Tempest. Is pink your natural hair color or did you dye it that way?
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"My natural color is a dark redish brown. I often have my hair dyed for the heck of it."

Quote from: ssmit132
Misuzu, have you learned your lesson on why you should keep your helmet on
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"Yes... Yes I have.."

Quote from: headdie
kind of like a family crest/war banner? Do the families only have one design per family or can they very depending on success, social/military position, gender, personal preference?
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"One design per family is the most common yes, and they usually do not change much. Though my sister often adds an extra stripe for... eh, some reason. I'm personally happy with having just one simple stripe, there are some Hyalj designs that take like ten minutes to apply."

Quote from: NGTM-1R
So, Crystal, now that the CSA has agreed to whatever supply situation is necessary, will the JGASF be receiving any Cryvan ships larger than a fightercraft? Maybe an escort or two?
(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1685/crystalblushe.png)
"Yes! Yes they will, and it will be glorious.
I still haven't finished exploring all the strategic options this opens for me."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Pred the Penguin on October 30, 2010, 05:37:06 am
Dawn, if you had a choice, would you go back to your own time? Why or why not?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on November 26, 2010, 07:01:35 pm
Crystal, did the LSF ever agree to the Fleet Reconstruction Plan you pushed for?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Mobius on November 27, 2010, 08:40:58 am
Crystal, do Cyrvan females have periods?

(probably redundant)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on November 27, 2010, 12:08:42 pm
Quote
Crystal, did the LSF ever agree to the Fleet Reconstruction Plan you pushed for?
Considering the Epologue and this thread (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=72796.0) I'd say yes.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on November 27, 2010, 01:18:49 pm
/me pokes Norbert.
I was trying to get information on any non-flyable ships.  You've ruined my plan!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on November 28, 2010, 02:51:51 pm
Dawn, if you had a choice, would you go back to your own time? Why or why not?
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"I have started to take quite a liking to this 'future' time, there are all sorts of new technological comforts and exotic planets to visit, not to mention the existance of several alien races. Now that I had a taste of the 'future', I'm not sure I could go back to the ignorant people of the past.
The only thing I miss is my family and my boyfriend."

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"You had a boyfriend?"

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6836/dawnangry.png)
"What's with the suprised tone?"

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9715/personamisuzugrin2.png)
"No reason..."

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6407/dawnohho.png)
"Oh my, isn't jealousy an ugly emotion?"

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"What's there to be jealous about? He's probably dead or really old by now.
Besides, I was getting the impression you had more attachment to that A.I. than anything else."

(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/5610/dawncrying.png)
"Infi..."

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"Oi..."

Crystal, did the LSF ever agree to the Fleet Reconstruction Plan you pushed for?
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"Yes."

Crystal, do Cyrvan females have periods?

(probably redundant)
"No."

/me pokes Norbert.
I was trying to get information on any non-flyable ships.  You've ruined my plan!
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/7133/crystaleyesclosedsmile.png)
"Nice try though."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ypoknons on November 28, 2010, 11:55:13 pm
Wait, family? I always thought Dawn was a newtype girl from a lab?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on November 29, 2010, 04:36:20 am
Wait, family? I always thought Dawn was a newtype girl from a lab?
Nope, according to her Techroom bio, she was just your average girl. Being not satisfied with being just average, she volunteered for the military in order to get free genetic "tuning".
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ypoknons on November 29, 2010, 08:09:18 am
Nope, according to her Techroom bio, she was just your average girl. Being not satisfied with being just average, she volunteered for the military in order to get free genetic "tuning".
Well, I must be watching too much Gundam and not paying enough attention to chicks' profiles.  :)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 06, 2011, 01:45:59 pm
To each crew member at once.

Honestly, have you all seen Freespace and the Galactic Terran Vasudan Alliance? I half wonder how long the Hertak and its battlethralls would have lasted against that kind of firepower. Any thoughts?

Oh, Shivans vs Hertak. Have fun.

Oh Crystal. I bet you 20 grand, you'd go "GIMME" If you saw the GTVA Colossus.

(Dunno if this has been asked allready)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: General Battuta on January 06, 2011, 01:48:11 pm
i think freespace would've been dominominated
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Droid803 on January 06, 2011, 01:49:28 pm
Shivans are always a wildcard though...

Also, to anyone:

Enjoying the new hardware/software that allows higher-definition images to be sent along with comm messages? :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 06, 2011, 01:56:53 pm
I'm not so sure about dominated. I mean, No offense to all Space Elves.

But.....Alpha One. GTVA has Alpha. One.

Alpha One could have probally blown the hertak mothership up without needing to fly inside its reactor. After all, he blows the everloving crap out of a starship at least SEVERAL Times its size (I think a Sathanas is several times its size)

Dawn. Its not the Alpha One you know, the one WE know is God, who decided to strap himself into a fighter and start blowing badguys up.

Also: Last two questions. (Sorry for so many!)

Crystal: If you could gain control of the SD Lucifer, what would you do?

Misuzu: Ever wondered what it'd be like to fly a GTVA Fighter?

(I had to).
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on January 06, 2011, 02:28:45 pm
Though I don't have exact in-game values (damn Modelview for failing at opening non-retail POF's), the Flagship's techroom description says that it is 11 kilometers long, which actually makes it nearly twice the size of a Sathanas (length-wise anyway).

And besides, the Colossus was the ship that blew the everloving crap out of the Sathanas, not Alpha 1. Technically speaking.  ;)


Oh, incidentally, NexusCron:
:welcomeblue:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 06, 2011, 02:34:16 pm
Dark Hunter, Alpha One in a Cryvan Fighter, Should we be unnerved?
If he can fly a paper thin, piece of crap Vasudan Fighter, then he can probally handle a Cryvan fighter easily.

Also, wouldn't the Sathanas just..curbstomp poor little Flagship, I mean, it has Four friggen superlasers that gut capitol ships as if their armor was thinner then a Corvi Fighter.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Droid803 on January 06, 2011, 02:40:24 pm
Spoon, drag out the weapon damage tables!
Though IIRC, WoD weapons have a higher average DPS than FS weapons, but I'm not 100% on that.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: General Battuta on January 06, 2011, 02:40:49 pm
Play through FS2 on insane, tell me the first time you die.

That's the canonical life expectancy of Alpha 1. No superman.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 06, 2011, 02:41:33 pm
lol. True. I was just cracking a joke. Sorry.


I still wonder what Crystal would do if she could Hijack a Shivan SD Lucifer.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on January 06, 2011, 05:46:00 pm
Play through FS2 on insane, tell me the first time you die.

That's the canonical life expectancy of Alpha 1. No superman.

LIES AND SLANDER
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on January 06, 2011, 06:31:51 pm
Quote from: NexusCron
Also, wouldn't the Sathanas just..curbstomp poor little Flagship, I mean, it has Four friggen superlasers that gut capitol ships as if their armor was thinner then a Corvi Fighter
SJ Sathanas:
Hp: 1.000.000
Shields: 0
BFred damage: 2100 (11.550)

Hertak Flagship:
Hp: 3.500.000
Shield: 2.500.000
Flagship beam damage: 7500 (41.250)
Flagship large turret damage: 200.000

In a one on one head on engagement the Sath wouldn't last that long.
Of course, if you consider that the shivans have at least 80 confirmed Sath's and the Hertak just one Flagship...
There's also the question if the shivan beams would pierce shields.


Quote from: NexusCron
Honestly, have you all seen Freespace and the Galactic Terran Vasudan Alliance? I half wonder how long the Hertak and its battlethralls would have lasted against that kind of firepower. Any thoughts?

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"Consider the following:
On a good day, the GTVA can bring 20 'destroyers' to the field of battle.
On a bad day, the Hertak are seen with 100 Armageddon class ships in a system"

Quote from: Droid803
Also, to anyone:

Enjoying the new hardware/software that allows higher-definition images to be sent along with comm messages? :D
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"Nyoho!"

Quote from: NexusCron
Misuzu: Ever wondered what it'd be like to fly a GTVA Fighter?
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"Oh I did! (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=71634.0) It was fun! Alpha one is hot stuff too!"

Quote from: NexusCron
Crystal: If you could gain control of the SD Lucifer, what would you do?
(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/7374/crystalmeh.png)
"I would hand it over to one of our shipyards so they could study it for any useful technologies..."

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"Your no fun."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 06, 2011, 06:52:53 pm
Okay then

Misuzu: Favorite GTVA Fighter?

Crystal: ...For some reason, I half expected a "Muahahahaha" In the background. I Do not know why.

Did you two ever sell that ..Ray?

ALso. I'm going to get shot, knifed, stabbed, gutted, mauled.

But, Spoon, WE NEED CRYSTAL IN A SWIMSUIT PICTURES. NAOW *RUNS before the space elf tries to kill me*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on January 06, 2011, 08:02:44 pm
But, Spoon, WE NEED CRYSTAL IN A SWIMSUIT PICTURES. NAOW *RUNS before the space elf tries to kill me*

Someone hasn't looked around in the VP files very closely...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on January 06, 2011, 10:31:39 pm
But, Spoon, WE NEED CRYSTAL IN A SWIMSUIT PICTURES. NAOW *RUNS before the space elf tries to kill me*

Someone hasn't looked around in the VP files very closely...

Ssshhhh! That eliminates the point of the secret stash!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: ssmit132 on January 07, 2011, 03:10:01 am
Did you two ever sell that ..Ray?
No, they didn't.
Quote from: Outro
Much to Misuzu and Crystal's dismay, the Ray I was taken by LSF Intelligence for study.
...Unless LSF Intelligence gave it back once they'd done studying it. :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 07, 2011, 06:07:57 am
Anyway...Oh!

Crystal, do you think the Hertak were compensating for something, what with their enormous ships?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 17, 2011, 02:55:33 am
Dawn: I wonder, in the first mission of Wings of Dawn, those pilots really didn't seem to like you. Have you ever met a pilot that made you facepalm? Or Worse, want to humiliate?

Justice: Since your training pilots now, I bet you've been sometimes saddled with some severe idiots, right?

Misuzu: Ever felt tempted to just turn your fighters guns on a total jerk? Heh
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: ssmit132 on January 17, 2011, 05:53:21 am
Tempest, did you ever find out about the Ray I (either before or after it was confiscated by Intelligence)?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 17, 2011, 01:21:08 pm
Crystal & Luna: What are the funniest Terran movies you've ever seen?

Also, which are the most awesome, you've ever seen?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on January 17, 2011, 03:13:45 pm
Tempest, did you ever find out about the Ray I (either before or after it was confiscated by Intelligence)?
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"I knew we recovered such a craft yes, what about it?"

Anyway...Oh!

Crystal, do you think the Hertak were compensating for something, what with their enormous ships?
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"Compensating for a smaller population perhaps?"

Crystal & Luna: What are the funniest Terran movies you've ever seen?

Also, which are the most awesome, you've ever seen?
(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/7374/crystalmeh.png)
"All Terran movies I've seen have been been funny, in the bad kind of way."

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8923/lunahelmetsmile.png)
"I really liked The Expendables."

Dawn: I wonder, in the first mission of Wings of Dawn, those pilots really didn't seem to like you. Have you ever met a pilot that made you facepalm? Or Worse, want to humiliate?
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6407/dawnohho.png)
"humilate huh...?"

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"For my sake... please stop asking her questions."


Justice: Since your training pilots now, I bet you've been sometimes saddled with some severe idiots, right?
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"Well, beginners make mistakes.
Real idiots usually dont make it past the first screenings."

Misuzu: Ever felt tempted to just turn your fighters guns on a total jerk? Heh
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7609/misuzupondering.png)
"Hmmm, that sounds kinda like a dangerous and a bad idea to me."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on January 17, 2011, 03:31:10 pm
I apologise if this has been asked before but
Crystal, Misuzu, and Dawn, what are your thoughts on the Guardian Angel, it's escort and ships of your respective militarys? Dawn I am thinking in terms of your native time period.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 17, 2011, 04:04:10 pm
Tempest: He ment that Crystal and Misuzu were planning on making a fortune out of it without your knowledge. :D.

Justice: I was more referring to "Idiots" as in, people who irritate you to no end. How do you handle irritating people?

Crystal:  Hey, You don't like human movies? Thats...I dunno.

Luna: Have you ever tried Terran Videogames, when bored? Just curious.

Misuzu: Come on, you never wanted to grab a watermelon and bash it over Scars head sometimes? :P

Milkshake: Why in tarnations are you called Milkshake? Seriously, that name sounds allmost like an Innuendo.

Dawn: How would you humiliate someone? :D.

Kunoichi: Are you really a Ninja?

Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: ssmit132 on January 17, 2011, 10:18:16 pm
Tempest, did you ever find out about the Ray I (either before or after it was confiscated by Intelligence)?
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"I knew we recovered such a craft yes, what about it?"
Tempest: He ment that Crystal and Misuzu were planning on making a fortune out of it without your knowledge. :D.
:yes: Yeah, that's what I was thinking about when I asked the question.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ypoknons on January 19, 2011, 12:17:01 am
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"Oh I did! (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=71634.0) It was fun! Alpha one is hot stuff too!"
You told Command your name was Suzie and that you were fresh out of high school.

And you got Crystal to all act tsundere...

hahahaha
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 19, 2011, 12:40:16 am
Crystal...acting Tsundere, kinda hard to imagine actually.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on January 19, 2011, 07:16:44 pm
Tempest, did you ever find out about the Ray I (either before or after it was confiscated by Intelligence)?
Tempest: He ment that Crystal and Misuzu were planning on making a fortune out of it without your knowledge. :D.
:yes: Yeah, that's what I was thinking about when I asked the question.
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5342/tempestb.png)


You told Command your name was Suzie and that you were fresh out of high school.

And you got Crystal to all act tsundere...

hahahaha
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"Class A performance wasn't it?"

Justice: I was more referring to "Idiots" as in, people who irritate you to no end. How do you handle irritating people?

Luna: Have you ever tried Terran Videogames, when bored? Just curious.
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"Life is too short to let it get ruined by getting annoyed by idiots. I deal with them in a calm and composed manner.
Now Luna was here a moment ago... but it appears she has disappeared again."

Misuzu: Come on, you never wanted to grab a watermelon and bash it over Scars head sometimes? :P
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"Sure, multiple times. But that's all irrelevant once you step into the cockpit, you can't take any kind of grudge with you when you are heading off to fight a galactic war."

Milkshake: Why in tarnations are you called Milkshake? Seriously, that name sounds allmost like an Innuendo.
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7075/milkshakeknife.png)
"I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you."

Kunoichi: Are you really a Ninja?
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7575/visor.png)
"No, no I'm not..."

I apologise if this has been asked before but
Crystal, Misuzu, and Dawn, what are your thoughts on the Guardian Angel, it's escort and ships of your respective militarys? Dawn I am thinking in terms of your native time period.
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"The Guardian Angel is really a comfortable ship, the interior feels more like a home than a military vessel.
On the downside it was clearly designed with the LSF military doctrine of fleet line formations in mind, the ship is slow in both real space and subspace and in my opinion doesn't nearly have enough shielding for a ship of its size.
The Skirmisher is actually a ship I can speak favorably off, it has a tremendous amount of forward firepower and has shown more than capable of dealing critical damage to ships that are a scale larger than itself. It does require a fair bit of fighter cover to operate effectively, but the same can be said for every LSF capital ship currently in service. Which brings me to the Challenger design, which in my opinion is just a slow bulky ship that fills the same role as the Skirmisher but is significantly more cumbersome about it. It is hardly capable in a broadside engagement and has rather poor point defense weaponry.
The Terrans are learning though! However, it'll still be a long time before they can even come close to the superiority of the CSA.

We Cyrvans favor flexibility and maneuverability on the battle space. Once an engagement starts, the CSA will determine the flow of the battle with a series of short jumps and multi pronged attacks."

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"The UEU as a space military power wasn't really worth mentioning.  There was no immediate need to develop large ships and consequently there was little in terms of bomber designs. When moving to a new location, we pilots would spend a lot time sleeping in the cockpit to pass the time. During this time all the fighters in the wing would be slaved to the one pilot 'on guard'. Not having subspace drives really sucked when I think back about it.

The people in this time sure have it nice.
That said, I can't really say much about the Guardian Angel. I like the ship but I realize I have nothing to compare it with."

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"We LSF pilots are really awesome, we are like those knights in shiny plate mail armor, keeping away the vile aliens lurking in space!

'cept when we don't... and colonies get bombed and stuff...

Okay, so at least our spirit is there!"


Dawn: How would you humiliate someone? :D.
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6407/dawnohho.png)
"The first part involves a uncomfortably large stick being sho-"
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"Let's just all pretend she is not talking right now."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on January 19, 2011, 07:29:52 pm
Spoon, you're a genius. This thread is always great and the alterations to certain head .anis to answer certain questions was... priceless.

I would PAY for a VN of WoD, come to think of it :P

Kunoichi: Isn't that exactly what you would say even if you were, in fact, a ninja?

Not that I agree with his assessment of you as a ninja or anything.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 19, 2011, 08:36:11 pm
Misuzu: Whats wrong, you act like Dawn's out to get you.

Dawn: Hahahaha, hmm..Whats your favorite LSF Fighter?

Crystal: I Seriously wonder if you Cryvans got the idea of a transforming starfighter from Robotech, or Macross(please note, this is a serious question, not ment to be offensive in any way)..which oddly enough, the Guardian Angel reminds me of for some odd reason.

Tempest: *Points and laughs*

Luna: Where did you go?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: T-LoW on January 20, 2011, 05:30:46 am
The search for answers are strong in this one.
But I have a question, too:

Milkshake: Why are you wearing a pink suit? Are you... you know... somewhat fruity? (and is this maybe related to your nickname?)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on January 20, 2011, 12:17:59 pm
Milkshake is female.  Are you surprised she's wearing a pink suit?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: T-LoW on January 20, 2011, 12:38:33 pm
Now I feel actually dumb, lol
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 20, 2011, 04:12:24 pm
Milkshake: T-LoW called you a guy :O.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: T-LoW on January 20, 2011, 05:00:45 pm
I'm sorry! It seems that I missed all the "her"s and "she"s :(
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on January 20, 2011, 05:36:32 pm
You could have just checked the tech room entry on her.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 21, 2011, 04:40:06 am
Justice and Axe are the only male members of the main cast if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on January 21, 2011, 06:40:21 am
Depends on how you count Infi.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on January 21, 2011, 09:27:46 am
Justice and Axe are the only male members of the main cast if I remember correctly.

And Scar.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 21, 2011, 12:09:37 pm
Yeah, but he's probally hiding right now, Misuzu DID admit to wanting to take a watermelon and bash him on the head with it a few times.

Actually thats a hilarious mental image, Misuzu running at scar and trying to bash him with a Watermelon. Thats hilarious.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 24, 2011, 09:29:53 am
Misuzu: Whats wrong, you act like Dawn's out to get you.

Dawn: Hahahaha, hmm..Whats your favorite LSF Fighter?

Crystal: I Seriously wonder if you Cryvans got the idea of a transforming starfighter from Robotech, or Macross(please note, this is a serious question, not ment to be offensive in any way)..which oddly enough, the Guardian Angel reminds me of for some odd reason.

Tempest: *Points and laughs*

Luna: Where did you go?


Tempest: I still think thats utterly hilarious. Heh
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on March 10, 2011, 10:55:55 pm
Yeah, but he's probally hiding right now, Misuzu DID admit to wanting to take a watermelon and bash him on the head with it a few times.

Actually thats a hilarious mental image, Misuzu running at scar and trying to bash him with a Watermelon. Thats hilarious.
Indeed but it probably won't happen any time soon:
Quote
Scar transferred to an elite squadron in the 2nd Fleet by his own request.
God knows what will happen if they run into each other in the field though.

Seems coincidental but so far nobody has asked Scar or Axe anything, and it seems they're the only ones who left JGASF, according to the end.

Quote
Luna: Where did you go?
Indeed, there wasn't anything about her in the ending messages.

Now...
Dawn: The other pilots were asked to comment on the all of the other pilots in the 1st JGASF.  So... It's your turn, what do you have to say about them? (http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com/smiles/rofl.gif)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on March 13, 2011, 09:22:22 am
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6407/dawnohho.png)
"Hmmm alright.

Crystal, space elf with a god complex.
Misuzu,  brain replaced with a hamster
Tempest, will do anything for money. Will have to make use of her services at some point.
Milkshake, very nice and kind person.
Rest, don't care."

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"And this is why nobody ever asked."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AtomicClucker on March 17, 2011, 03:44:44 am
A question to Crystal, are you jealous of the Ahb from Sword of the Stars?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on March 17, 2011, 01:18:29 pm
And now for something even better: Reversing my previous question!
All (if available), what's your comments on Dawn? (http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com/smiles/rofl.gif)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on March 17, 2011, 05:14:14 pm
A question to Crystal, are you jealous of the Ahb from Sword of the Stars?
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/7219/crystalclosed.png)
"The Abh have it easy, they only have to deal with four human factions, we have to deal with six alien races.
Though I admit they do seem to have their things arranged quite nicely, they are in the end nothing more than genetically altered humans."

And now for something even better: Reversing my previous question!
All (if available), what's your comments on Dawn? (http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com/smiles/rofl.gif)
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"She kinda seems... behind on the times"

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/7374/crystalmeh.png)
"She can be a bit of a handful at times, with that snarky attitude.
But she seems to be slowly fitting in with the rest of the crew. I think she'll eventually prove to be a great asset to the JGASF."

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"At long last a rival when it comes to goofing off. Suprisingly competitive too..."

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"Go back to your own time and leave me alone, Dawn."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Nuclear1 on March 17, 2011, 08:41:56 pm
So, Misuzu, what ARE your opinions on the Galactic Flat Tax?  What would you do to ensure all Terrans and Cyrvans get affordable healthcare?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on March 19, 2011, 08:34:28 am
So, Misuzu, what ARE your opinions on the Galactic Flat Tax?  What would you do to ensure all Terrans and Cyrvans get affordable healthcare?
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"Healthcare is secondary, I would ensure that everyone is well supplied with videogames first!"
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9715/personamisuzugrin2.png)
"To be honest, I haven't got a clue how the galactic flat tax actually works."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 19, 2011, 09:40:55 am
Wouldn't robust healthcare be kinda be redundant though? Something about genetically modified to resist disease...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on March 19, 2011, 11:37:22 am
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7609/misuzupondering.png)
"Genetic modification does not magically mend broken bones and the like

does it...?

I dont think it does."

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/2203/milkshakehammer.png)
"How about we test it out on you?"
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on March 19, 2011, 11:55:20 am
Milkshake: Given your previous comments, I have come to the conclusion you have a rather large toolbox in your fighter at all times. How big is it, what tools do you have OTHER than the knife and sledgehammer, and how do you expect to make use of it? (http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com/smiles/rofl.gif)
Yes, I am a very peculiar personality.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on March 19, 2011, 01:22:08 pm
Milkshake, would your short temper be curbed slightly if you actually had character art?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 21, 2011, 05:52:36 am
(I actually handle the Aestival better than even the Ray III-E, but the lack of shields and somewhat short afterburner (to me) kinda makes me sad)

Mizusu Misuzu: Will you ever try flying helmet-less, again? Is the Ray III (standard) really THAT dangerous, not having seatbelts and being prone to spalling to cause you to bonk your head?

Shiny rocks Crystal: Do you think there's a possibility of a joint Terran-Vasudan Cyrvan shipbuilding project? Is Terran military doctrine REALLY that bad, having entirely no good points at all? Why were several Cyrvan ships (of all sizes), shieldless?



...and what do you think of guys who access /FS2/WoD/LSF-INTEL/MISUZU-SPYCAM/Crystal steam.jpeg?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Nuclear1 on March 21, 2011, 06:23:00 pm
and how do you expect to make use of it?

It was nice knowing you...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on March 21, 2011, 09:05:28 pm
Misuzu, have you been a test pilot of the Ray MK IV yet? Is it awesome? :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Axem on March 21, 2011, 09:21:44 pm
Misuzu: Favorite food?

Dawn: Favorite drink?

Crystal: Favorite dessert?

Milkshake: Favorite partially gelatinated non-dairy gum-based beverage?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on March 22, 2011, 01:01:51 pm
and how do you expect to make use of it?

It was nice knowing you...
No way. I'm omnipotent so long as I'm behind the fourth wall so.. wait... ...
*runs behind the 2nd wall and then scrambles for his ship*
You'll never take me aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!!
Or dead.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Droid803 on March 22, 2011, 01:41:43 pm
The fourth wall is the one most easily broken.
In fact, I don't think I've ever heard of the first, second, or third walls being broken before.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 22, 2011, 05:59:39 pm
In fact, I don't think I've ever heard of the first, second, or third walls being broken before.

Breaking the Third or Second walls is usually called a "crossover". The floor and ceiling represent time. (Dawn has already broken the floor.)

It's the first wall that's, so far as I know, inviolable.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AtomicClucker on March 22, 2011, 07:52:58 pm
A question to Misuzu: About how much caffiene do you consume and where does it come from (e.g. coffee, soda, caffiene pills, etc...)?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ypoknons on March 23, 2011, 12:11:02 am
When is the beach or onsen OVA coming out?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on March 23, 2011, 07:48:44 pm
Milkshake: Given your previous comments, I have come to the conclusion you have a rather large toolbox in your fighter at all times. How big is it, what tools do you have OTHER than the knife and sledgehammer, and how do you expect to make use of it? (http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com/smiles/rofl.gif)
Yes, I am a very peculiar personality.
  (http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"I use this (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HammerSpace) most of the time. Very convenient."

Milkshake, would your short temper be curbed slightly if you actually had character art?
"Potentially. Spoon is a terrible person."

Mizusu Misuzu: Will you ever try flying helmet-less, again? Is the Ray III (standard) really THAT dangerous, not having seatbelts and being prone to spalling to cause you to bonk your head?
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"I've more or less learned my lesson there...
The Ray III is produced in quite a few different shipyards, the ones coming from Librae apparantly have a reputation of poor quality spall liners. Turns out that on that occasion I was piloting one of those.
On the subject of helmets, I heard they are actually in the test phase of some cockpit which supposely doesn't require any helmets."

Shiny rocks Crystal: Do you think there's a possibility of a joint Terran-Vasudan Cyrvan shipbuilding project? Is Terran military doctrine REALLY that bad, having entirely no good points at all? Why were several Cyrvan ships (of all sizes), shieldless?
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"A Joint shipbuilding project is at the moment still a fair way off, there are however some smaller scale joint projects underway.
Your other question I cannot answer, its classified information."

...and what do you think of guys who access /FS2/WoD/LSF-INTEL/MISUZU-SPYCAM/Crystal steam.jpeg?
(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/8126/crystalpissed.png)
"Ariyu ze yyura."
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/8126/crystalembarrassed.png)

Misuzu, have you been a test pilot of the Ray MK IV yet? Is it awesome? :D
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"Not Yet, but I hope I can soon get a shot at it."

Misuzu: Favorite food?
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"Lasanga"
Dawn: Favorite drink?
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"Chocolate milk"

Crystal: Favorite dessert?
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8726/crystalblush.png)
"Strawberry parfait"

Milkshake: Favorite partially gelatinated non-dairy gum-based beverage?
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"The blood of my enemies."

A question to Misuzu: About how much caffiene do you consume and where does it come from (e.g. coffee, soda, caffiene pills, etc...)?
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"Inbetween sorties I usually take a few injections of stuff that hasn't really been invented yet in your time period. Not sure if I'm allowed to talk about it."

When is the beach or onsen OVA coming out?
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7609/misuzupondering.png)
"Hopefully soon."

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/7219/crystalclosed.png)
"When hell freezes over."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 23, 2011, 08:52:25 pm
Quote from: Crystal
"Ariyu ze yyura."

Do we even want to know what this means? :nervous:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 24, 2011, 12:27:52 am
Quote from: Crystal
"Ariyu ze yyura."

Do we even want to know what this means? :nervous:
I'd hit a guess:
"Get kicked by a horse and die." variant for the Cyrvans, or 'god damn you'. Alternatively it could be 'they're/you're the worst'.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 24, 2011, 01:28:18 am
Do we even want to know what this means? :nervous:

I suspect it's one of those horrific dialectual insults that don't necessarily make sense translated, but sound nasty even so.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 24, 2011, 01:37:38 am
Do we even want to know what this means? :nervous:

I suspect it's one of those horrific dialectual insults that don't necessarily make sense translated, but sound nasty even so.
Really? It sounds kinda...pleasant/soft/gentle in it's entirety to me.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 24, 2011, 05:19:44 am
Then it's probably a good thing you don't live the Wings of Dawn universe. :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ypoknons on March 24, 2011, 08:38:17 am
Quote from: Misuzu
On the subject of helmets, I heard they are actually in the test phase of some cockpit which supposely doesn't require any helmets."
Plug suit?

On the onsen/beach/onsenbeach episode: so it's been filmed?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 24, 2011, 08:52:54 am
I'd guess they would be suspended in liquid, but...you wouldn't want to be a fish in space (your cockpit), would you? Plus the deck crew would hate it.

Then it's probably a good thing you don't live the Wings of Dawn universe. :p
Truth to be told, I'd actually like to enter a subspace node, then force a meson fluctuation on my ship's subspace drive, then...go find that sketch that was airlocked out.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on March 24, 2011, 01:18:27 pm
All:
1) Where is your favorite place to go on shore leave (assuming the JGASF has it), and what is the place like? (I'm not really well-versed in places other than 21st century Earth... well, a few other places too.)
2) What color is your HUD?

Tempest:
3) That problem you have speaking with Crystal, ever get it straightened out?

Evil question for Misuzu:
4) In this picture:
Quote
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7609/misuzupondering.png)
..Is that your left or right hand? (http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com/smiles/rofl.gif)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on March 24, 2011, 04:29:06 pm
Crystal: Favorite dessert?
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8726/crystalblush.png)
"Strawberry parfait"
Does that mean you like Human cuisine more than Cyrvan?
Come to think of it, what kind of food do Cyrvans eat? Are the vegetarians, or do they also eat meant?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on March 24, 2011, 05:30:13 pm
Tech room has the answer to that.  Cyrvans are omnivorous like humans, although they do prefer fruit and vegetables to meat.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on March 24, 2011, 05:51:55 pm
Quote from: Misuzu
On the subject of helmets, I heard they are actually in the test phase of some cockpit which supposely doesn't require any helmets."
Plug suit?

On the onsen/beach/onsenbeach episode: so it's been filmed?
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"I heard it had energy 'airbags' or something. No idea on how it works exactly really.
And no, I'm afraid no such thing has been filmed."

All:
1) Where is your favorite place to go on shore leave (assuming the JGASF has it), and what is the place like? (I'm not really well-versed in places other than 21st century Earth... well, a few other places too.)
2) What color is your HUD?
Please specify a character, questions to all make my brain hurt :p

Tempest:
3) That problem you have speaking with Crystal, ever get it straightened out?
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"Straightening that out, requires talking. So no."

Evil question for Misuzu:
4) In this picture:
Quote
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7609/misuzupondering.png)
..Is that your left or right hand? (http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com/smiles/rofl.gif)
of course that's her right hand (try it yourself, its hardly impossible to do.)

Does that mean you like Human cuisine more than Cyrvan?
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"I like both equally."

Come to think of it, what kind of food do Cyrvans eat? Are the vegetarians, or do they also eat meant?
What SpardaSon21 said.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on March 24, 2011, 06:15:00 pm
Milkshake: is the LSF aware you have an inter-dimensional portal inside your fighter?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 24, 2011, 09:00:44 pm
Milkshake: is the LSF aware you have an inter-dimensional portal inside your fighter?

Hmm, he never seemed to need to reload...

Actually, that brings up a valid point that's not necessarily relevant to this thread. Excuse me.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 25, 2011, 07:20:04 am
Evil question for Misuzu:
4) In this picture:
Quote
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7609/misuzupondering.png)
..Is that your left or right hand? (http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com/smiles/rofl.gif)
That's a left hand obviously... but I don't understand why someone would bend their hand like that. Maybe people are different in the future. :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 25, 2011, 07:29:05 am
Evil question for Misuzu:
4) In this picture:
Quote
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7609/misuzupondering.png)
..Is that your left or right hand? (http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com/smiles/rofl.gif)
That's a left hand obviously... but I don't understand why someone would bend their hand like that. Maybe people are different in the future. :p
Haven't seen anime enough, I bet.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on March 25, 2011, 12:51:49 pm
The hand question wasn't really a serious question. If it was her right hand, well while that pose is by no means impossible to do, I find it confusing and very uncomfortable. If it was her left, well it'd be backwards of course.

Quote
All:
1) Where is your favorite place to go on shore leave (assuming the JGASF has it), and what is the place like? (I'm not really well-versed in places other than 21st century Earth... well, a few other places too.)
2) What color is your HUD?
Please specify a character, questions to all make my brain hurt :p
Ahahaha
Well I'll ask the first one to Crystal, Dawn, and Misuzu then.
The second one goes to...

...Luna!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 25, 2011, 02:31:51 pm
I'm going to guess Dawn and Misuzu chooses that...test...place, dang it, what's it's name.


Right...umm...to anyone who wants to answer:
Why do LSF ships start/look so...scale-y?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AtomicClucker on March 26, 2011, 03:44:09 pm
a question for Misuzu: Have you ever thought about dragging Crystal in a comic convention, she does have the pointy ears (but no blue hair)?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Mobius on March 27, 2011, 09:27:41 am
Question for all crew members: post your killboard. ;)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on March 27, 2011, 04:47:25 pm
Milkshake: is the LSF aware you have an inter-dimensional portal inside your fighter?
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"They are not ready to know"

a question for Misuzu: Have you ever thought about dragging Crystal in a comic convention, she does have the pointy ears (but no blue hair)?
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"Every time I came to the same conclusion, I would very likely not survive her wrath afterward."

I'm going to guess Dawn and Misuzu chooses that...test...place, dang it, what's it's name.
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"Silva its called. Yeah that place is fun times.
I think I recall Crystal mentioning she has a favorite resort on Ishta.

No idea where Luna is..."

Right...umm...to anyone who wants to answer:
Why do LSF ships start/look so...scale-y?
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"Modular armor plating, easy to repair and replace."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on March 27, 2011, 04:48:06 pm
Question for all crew members: post your killboard. ;)
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"I believe mine is between fifty and seventy"

 (http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4903/isa2n.png)
"A mere seventy at best?"

(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2421/crystalc.png)
"I destroyed the Hertak Flagship."

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"That still only counts as one."

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8066/crystalap.png)
"Get out Isa, none asked you anything."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on March 27, 2011, 05:05:01 pm
To all: Well Snail is an excellent pilot, isn't he?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on March 27, 2011, 05:06:21 pm
I really can't tell. I was shot down by Axem one time, but I don't remember being killed by Snail :P

Isa? A foreshadowing of WoD2? Maybe even a relative of Crystal?

Oh and Isa: Crystal isn't a mere pilot, most of the time she's commanding a whole battlegroup. Naturally she isn't getting kills from the bridge of the Guardian Angel. Also she destroyed a large group of Cordi Motherships.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on March 27, 2011, 05:32:00 pm
Oh and Isa: Crystal isn't a mere pilot, most of the time she's commanding a whole battlegroup. Naturally she isn't getting kills from the bridge of the Guardian Angel. Also she destroyed a large group of Cordi Motherships.

I...can't help but feel that she doesn't give a rat's ass.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on March 27, 2011, 06:23:18 pm
Oh and Isa: Crystal isn't a mere pilot, most of the time she's commanding a whole battlegroup. Naturally she isn't getting kills from the bridge of the Guardian Angel. Also she destroyed a large group of Cordi Motherships.

I...can't help but feel that she doesn't give a rat's ass.

Isa is mean like that *nods*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 27, 2011, 07:45:14 pm
Isa? A foreshadowing of WoD2? Maybe even a relative of Crystal?

It's been mentioned a few times that Crystal has a sister.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on March 27, 2011, 07:47:15 pm
Those empty yellow eyes of hers creep me out. :shaking:

Oh God, I just noticed that Crystal doesn't have any pupils either. :shaking:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Nuclear1 on March 27, 2011, 08:19:48 pm
A little sibling rivalry Crystal?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 27, 2011, 10:21:11 pm
Wow, that purple bridge puts me off for some reason, ha. Guess I'm a Terran true and true. Awesome upsized head anis, Spoon. Kudos. Crystal's eyes are more...expressive than Isa's, actually. Those little bits of light, and the darker blue part. Isa's eyes really do look empty, but...heh, does it matter? Having your ship kill another ship counts as kills too!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on March 27, 2011, 10:41:50 pm
Of course it matters.  The empty eyes mean she is a soulless abomination that feeds on the life-force of innocent Terran children.

Although if this is Crystal's sister, her Hyalj should probably have an extra stripe.  Of EEEEVIIL!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 28, 2011, 12:02:27 am
Anymore stripes and we'll see this:
(http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww286/TSADestiny/viikko4607i148c321mt0.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on March 28, 2011, 12:31:48 am
Those empty yellow eyes of hers creep me out. :shaking:

Oh God, I just noticed that Crystal doesn't have any pupils either. :shaking:
Relax.


Misuzu and Dawn have no pupils, either. :lol:

edit: Destiny shut up I was tired as **** lol
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 28, 2011, 01:20:35 am
I think Misuzu won't be happy you mis-spelled her name, haha. Trust me, eyes usually don't look good with pupils in anime. There are some exceptions but...generally...yeah. She does look nice with her hair let down in that convoy escort head ani though...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on March 28, 2011, 04:32:23 am
It really depends on the style of the anime. Some anime are very realistically drawn (Jin-Roh for example) with real-life proportions for the eyes. The Gundam series, while not having real-life proportioned eyes (except for 00 and Unicorn for older people, the young ones still got too big eyes), all draw pupils in the eyes too.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 28, 2011, 04:49:25 am
You're quite correct there, Norbert. Generally though, males do have realistically drawn eyes (don't...remind me of Gundam...hahaha) while the females get bigger eyes. Getting too sidetracked from the topic though, might spoil other's fun...haha.

M-22-2.jpeg~
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 28, 2011, 05:33:33 am
I lack significant knowledge of anime so I find it very interesting. I can't say for the others though. :nervous:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on March 28, 2011, 11:16:29 am
Every anime I watched normally has pupils of some sort in the eyes, but of course they're usually quite small and tend to blend in with the irises.
WoD has no pupils at all except for (if I remember correctly) Capt. Burner lol.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 28, 2011, 11:49:29 am
Well, yeah. Blending is the right word/way to put it. Kudos!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on March 28, 2011, 11:58:04 am
WoD has no pupils at all except for (if I remember correctly) Capt. Burner lol.
What did the UEU do to human genetics?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 28, 2011, 12:25:02 pm
Umm well, that's purely how he was drawn...! You should ask Dawn though, what did they do to her...in detail. I'd ask myself but I might get another word that probably means bad, but sounds pleasant thrown at me again.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on March 28, 2011, 12:32:43 pm
A few things are known from the first mission and techroom entries. Like higher resistance to illnesses and improved reactions.
Wether the premonitions were intended or something that just happened (or maybe an experiment by the scientists who processed her modification) though is anyones guess as far as I know.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 28, 2011, 12:38:49 pm
I think that sensitivity thing could've been a side effect of the genetic manipulation. Also adding on, humans also live longer and start to age much later in their lives.

Sadly it doesn't help anyone from bonking their heads in their fighters...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on March 28, 2011, 01:06:36 pm
I know what the UEU did with the genetic enhancements.  I was trying to make a joke about the lack of pupils by way of exaggerated statement.  Imagine a guy yelling "What has science done?!" at the top of his lungs.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on March 28, 2011, 02:25:30 pm
They merged irises and pupils into one superiour .... thingy that let's you see through time and space.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on March 28, 2011, 03:24:33 pm
We can see through time at the same rate that we travel through it, exactly 60 seconds a minute, and we can see through space by looking around. There's space around you,, you're looking through it.

Lol massive digression from the thread lol.

Since Luna apparently is stupendously good at hide and go seek, I'm going to ask the same question I asked her to..

*shuffles two decks of UNO cards, rolls one red die and three white dice and one 20 sided blue die, then draws the UNO card and throws it at a dartboard*

...why did it go to Luna again?..

*repeats the needlessly long process again and..*

Kunoichi! What color is your HUD?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 28, 2011, 10:39:44 pm
I'm going to guess black, since y'know, all those ninjas and stuff...

To a not-so-random unnamed crewmember in the mess hall of the Guardian Angel eating with a Spoon:
What happened to WMDs, like nuclear missiles?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on March 28, 2011, 10:52:20 pm
Sister attack! :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on March 28, 2011, 11:53:01 pm
You know... nuclear missiles aren't much of a WMD in the FS universe, much less WoD.

The Harbinger was a Fusion warhead.
There are weapons in both FS2 and WoD do much more damage than that.

What I'd be afraid of would be a probability weapon showing up.

In any story or mod. :shaking:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 28, 2011, 11:59:42 pm
I'd ask Spoon to mass-produce the DIVINEEEEEEEEEEEEEE BUSTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! instead then.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on March 29, 2011, 06:45:00 am
On the subject of eyes
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/5215/charllote.jpg)
(http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/3317/kirafansubshukufukunoca.jpg)
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1958/horriblesubskorewazombiv.jpg)
Just a few examples. I just personally like those eye type styles so it has nothing to do with genetic modding  :p
Cpt. Burner is the only exception because
Spoiler:
His is the only head ani I did not drew myself, but made from screenshots of a random Zeon pilot in gundam double zeta

On the subject of nukes:
FGB-2 description: "Introduced at the start of NC0082 in an attempt to damage Cyrvan capital ships during the Terran-Cyrva war. As the nuclear (NUGB-7) bombs proved to be ineffective at doing any damage to Cyrvan shielding." Both the FGB-2 and the FGT-3f have fusion warheads and both dont perform optimal against shielding. Nukes in WoD are mostly a reserve weapon in case the LSF decides to bombard a planet from orbit and wish to deny it to anyone due to the radiation fallout. But in most senarios other weapons are used.

I'd ask Spoon to mass-produce the DIVINEEEEEEEEEEEEEE BUSTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! instead then.
The universe is not ready for this much friendship!

-------------------------------

Kunoichi! What color is your HUD?
I'm going to guess black, since y'know, all those ninjas and stuff...
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7575/visor.png)
"For the last time, I'm not a ninja! ;_;
...My hud color is orange for the most part..."

The empty eyes mean she is a soulless abomination that feeds on the life-force of innocent Terran children.
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"Certainly."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 29, 2011, 07:07:43 am
Oh dear, she acknowledges it. *gulp* Oh hey, it's Char (pun intended), Agnese and Tomonori!

Any chance of Blaster-3 Divine Buster instead of a mass-produced Divine Buster? Right, I'm kiddin'. I'm curious though, would the LSF deploy nuclear weapons in the atmosphere like in the convoy mission, against large targets like Battleaxes? If there are shielded enemy ships, would nukes still be considered? EMP and all that.







...and Kunoichi, in M24's loading image...is that what I think it is? Pan-

*Terminated*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on March 29, 2011, 03:35:22 pm
Isa: Space elves suck!




What's the worst that could happen?

ohgodohgodohgodohgod
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2253/burningsnail.png)

Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on March 29, 2011, 03:37:31 pm
I don't think she'll do anything herself, but...plan for your suffering with her minions carrying it out. It seems to be like her character, somehow. Those eyes maybe.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on March 31, 2011, 12:04:21 am
So, more on the subject:

Misuzu, don't you agree that those Silva people need to make ZIGs? Instead of being sorta in fear when the Ravagers come, you can play catch with your wingmen using those Ravagers. =D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on April 04, 2011, 03:03:50 am
So, Isa. What color is the ship you command?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on April 04, 2011, 09:35:53 am
Isa: Since you are obviously on a Cyrvan ship I assume you were present in repelling (I'm pretty sure the Cyrvan were able to repell them) the Hertaks diversonary attacks on Cyrvan space.
Can you give us a bit more detail on the forces that attacked there? Which vassals were sent? Did the Hertak contribute some Armageddons? And have you been able to follow their route of attack back to it's source yet?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on April 04, 2011, 02:11:32 pm
Serious question is serious.
Crystal: Are the wing names, Seraphim, Cherubim, and Jewel standard wing names for the JGASF?
In addition to that, what are the most commonly used JGASF wing designations, provided they exist, and do they tend to correlate to specific aspects such as battle roles, etc? If so, what are they?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on April 04, 2011, 02:28:00 pm
Since all those names are angels or half-angels I suppose they are standard in the "Joined Guardian Angel Special Force".
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 04, 2011, 03:11:17 pm
Jewel is an angelic choir? First I'd heard of that.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on April 04, 2011, 03:14:18 pm
^--Hence why I'm asking, among other reasons :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on April 04, 2011, 03:33:51 pm
And because of all this I'm starting Isa's official fans club, who's in for some treat? :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on April 04, 2011, 04:26:27 pm
And because of all this I'm starting Isa's official fans club, who's in for some treat? :P
Shut up space elves!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on April 04, 2011, 04:26:39 pm
:nono: It was bound to happen.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on April 04, 2011, 04:29:06 pm
And because of all this I'm starting Isa's official fans club, who's in for some treat? :P

I refuse to participate in any activity that Isa will probably bombard from orbit.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on April 04, 2011, 04:32:04 pm
The entity "Isa" evokes feelings of intense molluscan fear in this gastropod.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on April 04, 2011, 10:28:39 pm
You are all gonna be my first sacrifice to the goddess Isa, so be flattered.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on April 04, 2011, 11:52:58 pm
You are all gonna be my first sacrifice to the goddess Isa, so be flattered.

You know she'll only bombard you from orbit too.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on April 05, 2011, 12:11:52 am
 :beamz:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on April 05, 2011, 03:40:51 am
Jewel is an angelic choir? First I'd heard of that.
Got me there... I really should stop posting after 1 am in the night....
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on April 05, 2011, 04:22:56 am
:beamz:

The classy thing about this is that it works in multiple dimensions.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on April 05, 2011, 05:26:58 am
I'd think 'Archangel' would be a more fitting name for a Cyrvan wing...if not, the GA. Would be kinda nice to hear Crystal saying 'This is Archangel/Angel Base to all angels units, RTB!'. But you know, I was pretty shocked when I saw the abbreviated name of Jewel wing on the top right corner. You know, Alp, Bet, Gam...?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on April 05, 2011, 09:14:32 am
(http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com/smiles/rofl.gif)
That's another reason why I was wanting more names..

Jewel definitely isn't an angel Hierarchy AND the abbreviation for the wing.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Nuclear1 on April 05, 2011, 09:53:21 am
The entity "Isa" evokes feelings of intense molluscan fear in this gastropod.

We sense...something.  Something ancient.  A sickly smell...a chilling wind.  My ancestors scream from within their chambers in my mind.  But I cannot understand their words.  This feeling...a memory?  It sickens us.  And for the first time in our lives...for the first time in generations, we fear.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on April 05, 2011, 10:15:47 am
Jewel definitely isn't an angel Hierarchy AND the abbreviation for the wing.
Jewel is a Cyrvan wing designation, note that it's always composed of Aestivals.
Cyrvans name wings like that.
"Archangel" would be a good code name for GA (or anything acting as a command center for them), if they used such names.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on April 05, 2011, 10:35:20 am
Misuzu/Crystal: How do you think hum- Terrans would fare, in an inverted JGASF (or maybe Isa's fleet)? I mean well, mostly Cyrvans and only a few Terrans.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on April 05, 2011, 11:01:11 am
So, Isa. What color is the ship you command?

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1461/isaneutral.png)
"What makes you think I only command a single ship?"

Serious question is serious.
Crystal: Are the wing names, Seraphim, Cherubim, and Jewel standard wing names for the JGASF?
In addition to that, what are the most commonly used JGASF wing designations, provided they exist, and do they tend to correlate to specific aspects such as battle roles, etc? If so, what are they?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Seraphim, Cherubim and Ophanim are commonly used in all JGASF battle groups to designate Terran wings. Paragon, Jewel and Gem are used for Cyrvan wings. Each JGASF also have a few unique wing names for special occasions.
Battle roles assigned to a wing name will vary between operations, though in general Seraphim tends to be used for light and medium fighters while Cherubim is often reserved for heavy and bomber tasks. "

And because of all this I'm starting Isa's official fans club, who's in for some treat? :P
I refuse to participate in any activity that Isa will probably bombard from orbit.
You are all gonna be my first sacrifice to the goddess Isa, so be flattered.
You know she'll only bombard you from orbit too.
(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1976/isa74.png)
"Now why would I do that?
I try to take good care of my slaves."

Isa: Since you are obviously on a Cyrvan ship I assume you were present in repelling (I'm pretty sure the Cyrvan were able to repell them) the Hertaks diversonary attacks on Cyrvan space.
Can you give us a bit more detail on the forces that attacked there? Which vassals were sent? Did the Hertak contribute some Armageddons? And have you been able to follow their route of attack back to it's source yet?
(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/679/isa54.png)
"I was indeed very much present at the Emetal Engagement.
You'll be able to find out all the details in WoD2, so I'm not going to tell you anything here because I hate redundancy."

Misuzu/Crystal: How do you think hum- Terrans would fare, in an inverted JGASF (or maybe Isa's fleet)? I mean well, mostly Cyrvans and only a few Terrans.
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"I think most of us would break down rapidly due to all the mental abuse..."

The entity "Isa" evokes feelings of intense molluscan fear in this gastropod.

We sense...something.  Something ancient.  A sickly smell...a chilling wind.  My ancestors scream from within their chambers in my mind.  But I cannot understand their words.  This feeling...a memory?  It sickens us.  And for the first time in our lives...for the first time in generations, we fear.
  (http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/5895/1261948607028.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on April 05, 2011, 12:27:38 pm
Mental abuse, you say? The rumors that Cyrvans, like Crystal is really an evil overmind slavedriver meanie on the GA?! (Besides Isa's evil aura...)

I went all dere when Misuzu called me Alpha-1-sama and praised my shieldless, grunt killing skills.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on April 05, 2011, 12:40:54 pm
All right, I'll get in on this.

Isa - Fleet Engagement. Fast, maneuverable small groups of ships? Or Giant Wall of Beams?

Personal Preference of course.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on April 05, 2011, 01:21:18 pm
So. Isa would you go out with me?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on April 05, 2011, 01:58:16 pm
You would be the equivalent of escargot.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on April 05, 2011, 02:25:16 pm
Terran-Cyrva hybrids might be weak but landsnails could be a much more genetically complimentary species.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on April 05, 2011, 03:27:10 pm
The entity "Isa" evokes feelings of intense molluscan fear in this gastropod.

So. Isa would you go out with me?

/me notes the rather...dissonant nature of the Snail entity and ponders whether Isa will light the gastropod up in flames.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on April 05, 2011, 03:33:33 pm
So, Isa. What color is the ship you command?

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1461/isaneutral.png)
"What makes you think I only command a single ship?"

This is a valid point. I hereby default to "what color is your flagship" instead.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on April 05, 2011, 03:35:46 pm
Red, very red. It glows evily too, I bet. If not, purple!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on April 05, 2011, 03:45:54 pm
The entity "Isa" evokes feelings of intense molluscan fear in this gastropod.

So. Isa would you go out with me?

/me notes the rather...dissonant nature of the Snail entity and ponders whether Isa will light the gastropod up in flames.
the entity snail may or may not be a masochist





what

(also, space elves suck.)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AtomicClucker on April 06, 2011, 01:41:05 am
To annoy Crystal and make Misuzu happy, I shall start work on some completely unnecessary fan art (oishi, bathing suit). Does Misuzu approve?

Regardless of the space elf's protest, fan art will proceed~
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Nuclear1 on April 06, 2011, 02:04:29 am
Does Misuzu approve?

Misuzu fans approve. :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on April 10, 2011, 09:03:40 am
All right, I'll get in on this.

Isa - Fleet Engagement. Fast, maneuverable small groups of ships? Or Giant Wall of Beams?

Personal Preference of course.
"How about both?"
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/165/beams.png)

So. Isa would you go out with me?

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1976/isa74.png)
"I'll get back to you on that"

Quote from: NGTM-1R
This is a valid point. I hereby default to "what color is your flagship" instead.
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1461/isaneutral.png)
"Blue, Green and a slight hint of Octarine."

To annoy Crystal and make Misuzu happy, I shall start work on some completely unnecessary fan art (oishi, bathing suit). Does Misuzu approve?

Regardless of the space elf's protest, fan art will proceed~
  (http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/6663/grin.png)
"yay!"
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on April 10, 2011, 09:09:04 am
(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1976/isa74.png)
"I'll get back to you on that"
!!!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on April 10, 2011, 09:48:26 am
Translation: Never gonna happen, but I don't want to crush your feelings by saying it outright.

Though why she wouldn't want to crush a Humans feelings, after all the sensitivity she showed when talking to her sister, I don't know. Maybe she's actually a relatively nice person but get's carried away by silbling rivalry...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on April 10, 2011, 11:28:00 am
She would have no problems with crushing a human's feelings.
However, I don't know of any good reason why Cyrvans in general, even the most closed-minded ones would have anything against terran gastropods.
(http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com/smiles/rofl.gif)

Easy question for Isa: What is your age?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on April 10, 2011, 12:16:54 pm
Translation: Never gonna happen, but I don't want to crush your feelings by saying it outright.

Though why she wouldn't want to crush a Humans feelings, after all the sensitivity she showed when talking to her sister, I don't know. Maybe she's actually a relatively nice person but get's carried away by silbling rivalry...
Who are you calling human?


\@_
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on April 10, 2011, 12:40:09 pm
Okay let me rephrase: I see no reason why she should would care about the feelings of a terran.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on April 10, 2011, 05:38:53 pm
I knew it! See! Red! No wait, that's blood of her enemies on her flagship.



I do admit I quite like giant QT-arms instead of space colonies.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on April 11, 2011, 12:59:09 pm
(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1976/isa74.png)
"I'll get back to you on that"
!!!

You sly do- uh.. Snail.

And, +1 for Terry Pratchett's Discworld reference (Octarine :3)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on April 24, 2011, 08:08:22 pm
She's simply counting on none of us having mage sight.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on April 25, 2011, 02:21:49 pm
Well even if we did would it show up on standard monitors?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 01, 2011, 06:43:38 am
Misuzu/Dawn: Why didn't you use the half-drive on the Ray Mk.I to latch onto the full-drive Ray Mk.III's Starlance drive? Were they incompatible? Did the Ray Mk.III lack the reactor requirements to do it? Were you two both a bit air-headed to remember?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on May 01, 2011, 06:50:48 am
I always assumed that the half-drive only worked on actual starlance-jumps (ie intersystem), while Misuzu wanted to make an intrasystem jump back to the GA.
And interfacing 100 year old technology with new technology in the field doesn't sound easy to me in the first place.

There would also be the possibility that a half-drive can only be coupled with full-drives that were build so support the coupling. Since Humans have long since stopped to equip ships with half-drives, they wouldn't have any reason to add such a feature into their ships.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 01, 2011, 09:02:01 pm
!!!

Good night, sweet gastropod, this cnidarian will remember you.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on May 01, 2011, 09:22:06 pm
No man I totally ****ing scored man, ****.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 02, 2011, 12:27:15 am
No man I totally ****ing scored man, ****.

Sure you did. You can't even see Octarine.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 02, 2011, 06:42:31 am
No man I totally ****ing scored man, ****.
From personal experience, when a racist space elf tells you 'I'll get back on you on that' s/he certainly will, with heavy artillery.
My advice for you is to At-J while you still have fingers to do it.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on May 07, 2011, 11:52:37 am
So guys, how do you like being named after Terran objects and periods of time?

Hey Crystal, your ears remind me of a Furby. So does this mean I can pat your back, tickle you and you'll make funny noises? *Quickly gets onto a different ship...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 07, 2011, 12:08:37 pm
I doubt you'd be able to get near the Guardian Angel and Jewel 1 (Crystal), let alone near Crystal herself, haha.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on May 12, 2011, 12:47:42 pm
Misuzu, what do you think of those mind-controlled catgirl ears that were invented back in the 21st Century?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 12, 2011, 01:04:25 pm
Related to that question above, did they suddenly gain sentience sometime between now and then and started reverse-controlling the user, making her (and the odd he; you never know) believe she was an actual catgirl?

Please say yes, please say yes, please say yes, please say yes, please say yes.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on May 12, 2011, 01:38:56 pm
And finally, following the line of questioning above,  were the theories about the purpose of said control true, and once the amount of mind-controlled Catgirls hit critical mass, did they start a universe shattering war of genocide and have to be wiped out?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 12, 2011, 08:47:16 pm
Impossible. Nobody would kill a catgirl.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on May 12, 2011, 10:37:43 pm
Hey man, between them or us, I'd rather the creature that doesn't **** in gravel and bury it become the next ruling species in the universe.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on May 13, 2011, 04:40:22 am
Impossible. Nobody would kill a catgirl.
Except other catgirls. Nothing like a bit of catgirl on catgirl.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Droid803 on May 14, 2011, 05:07:07 pm
Catgirls prefer to cuddling with each other over killing each other. (http://yusa.imouto.org/sample/a58be96837a3fe53d37d45b0931da2d4/moe%20171153%20sample.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on May 14, 2011, 05:50:38 pm
I always assumed that the half-drive only worked on actual starlance-jumps (ie intersystem), while Misuzu wanted to make an intrasystem jump back to the GA.
And interfacing 100 year old technology with new technology in the field doesn't sound easy to me in the first place.

There would also be the possibility that a half-drive can only be coupled with full-drives that were build so support the coupling. Since Humans have long since stopped to equip ships with half-drives, they wouldn't have any reason to add such a feature into their ships.
This is correct.

Easy question for Isa: What is your age?
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1461/isaneutral.png)
"Sixty-seven"

Hey Crystal, your ears remind me of a Furby. So does this mean I can pat your back, tickle you and you'll make funny noises? *Quickly gets onto a different ship...
(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1976/isa74.png)
"I have no idea what a 'Furby' is, but you have my blessing."

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8066/crystalap.png)
"Get. Out."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 14, 2011, 05:53:26 pm
Catgirls prefer to cuddling with each other over killing each other. (http://yusa.imouto.org/sample/a58be96837a3fe53d37d45b0931da2d4/moe%20171153%20sample.jpg)

Aisha Clan-Clan says no.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on May 14, 2011, 09:49:39 pm
Hey Crystal, your ears remind me of a Furby. So does this mean I can pat your back, tickle you and you'll make funny noises? *Quickly gets onto a different ship...
"I have no idea what a 'Furby' is, but you have my blessing."

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8066/crystalap.png)
"Get. Out."

(http://tmnforever.tm-exchange.com/smiles/rofl.gif) ...Sorry... :nervous: *Will she ever forgive me?

Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 14, 2011, 10:14:34 pm
Catgirls prefer to cuddling with each other over killing each other. (http://yusa.imouto.org/sample/a58be96837a3fe53d37d45b0931da2d4/moe%20171153%20sample.jpg)

Not a very good example. Those would cuddle in normal form.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 14, 2011, 10:30:31 pm
I'm sure you know where the two Cyrvan ships in the WoD II trailer were going, Enigmatic Entity.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 14, 2011, 10:42:20 pm
Should we give him a 21 beam salute?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on May 14, 2011, 11:03:27 pm
Naw, it would just draw more attention to us. His sacrifice will buy us time to enact Operation Catgirl.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 14, 2011, 11:45:37 pm
Should we give him a 21 beam salute?
Aye aye, cap'n! (http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww286/TSADestiny/WoD/21beam.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on May 15, 2011, 12:21:34 am
Aye aye, cap'n! (http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww286/TSADestiny/WoD/21beam.jpg)

Ow my eyes. What the hell are they shooting at?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 15, 2011, 01:05:15 am
Aye aye, cap'n! (http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww286/TSADestiny/WoD/21beam.jpg)

Ow my eyes. What the hell are they shooting at?
The butts of 21 other Challenger IIs because there isn't a ship model of 'Enigmatic Entity'.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on May 15, 2011, 01:13:20 am
Ah, I see it now. Originally it looked something like a wall of Mjollnirs. Curse this tiny half-dead monitor. :mad:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 15, 2011, 02:54:37 am
Aye aye, cap'n! (http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww286/TSADestiny/WoD/21beam.jpg)
Nothing better than a 21 Starlight Breaker salute to say farewell to a fallen warrior.
May Enigmatic Entity find peace.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Veers on May 15, 2011, 03:17:39 am
(Open to all)
What do you think is the most important factor (for you specifically) in looking for a friendship/romance/wingman or wingwoman?


(Crystal)
And Crystal, from a purely artistic perspective. Your (I'm sure its unauthorized) steam pic does highlight your amazing beauty, although I personally prefer your same beauty in your normal uniform shots. Much less intrusive and adds that specific authority flare. Have you considered any modeling and/or what is the Cyrvan opinion on modeling in that sense? (clothed uniform shots, official)

(I'm hoping I'm not a dead man)
( :yes: :yes: :yes: to 0rph3u5's questions )
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: 0rph3u5 on May 15, 2011, 03:19:45 am
Isa:
At frist I would like to apologize for the obvious rudeness of other questions already asked (if you didn't know asking a woman her age is actually considered a transgession against the social norm in some terran cultures).
Some of my kin often forget their proper education when confronted with a woman of such beauty and obvious intellectual sophistication such as you.
If there is any way to make up for any offense you might have taken, I would be happly to oblige.

Now if you would please endulge me with the answers to a few question I've been saveing for a competent member of Cyvrian Star Armada; Since until now appearently only Crystal was avalible to comment such matters I had supressed my own curiosity:

a) How do the Cyvrians maintain morale in comabt units during prolonged campaigns? - An article I read on the training methods of the CSA suggested that no military drill was necessary to form effective fighting units as each and every member of an unit knows their respective assignment and dedicates her-/himself to said assignment. However what happens if a weak link in the unit shows itself due to say battle fratigue?

b) Since most of the CSA is de-mobilized in peacetime (as non-defensive military duty is strictly voluntary) how is guaranteed that all combat units are fully ready when they are call upon? Are there routine training exercises?

c) Since I've never seen more than a few glimpses of a single example Cyvrian warships in action which suggested that ship favour maneuvibility and omni-directional weapon arrays over a strong front firing arc, I have been left to wonder how the CSA controls bottlenecks of the stellar battlefield such as Starlances?

If you don't mind I'd like to ask you another question which is of a rather hypothetical nature:
d) If you had been in the place of Fer'opal during the final stage of the Terran-Cyvrian war, would you have used the same strategy (retreating from Sol, regrouping with other fleet elements in Lyrae) or would you have chosen a different set of actions to combat the LSF?

And just a passing curio:
Could you recommend me a good example of Cyvrian literature and/or philosophy? (For what as come to my attention Crystal might not serve as an authority on this subject either....)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 15, 2011, 03:28:56 am
To any:
Does the LSF have contingency plans should they go to war with the CSA again, and viceversa?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on May 15, 2011, 03:52:09 am
To any:
Does the LSF have contingency plans should they go to war with the CSA again, and viceversa?

Building on this, because it is interesting, how would the two sides fare in a conventional conflict should another war occur? IIRC the Cryvans easily held the upper hand in the first conflict, has the LSF learned anything from this?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 15, 2011, 04:28:51 am
Hmm...would they really, really want to have contingency plans? They've barely managed this fragile peace, held together by the end of the war and the Joint Academy. To have contingency plans would be quite an insult, at any level because the LSF isn't what it used to be during the five-year war, making extreme breakthroughs. But war drives progress, I suppose they'd have some sort of contingency because of those mad scientists. It's kinda sad to think that Cyrva would do nothing and watch as Earth is destroyed, due to Cyrvan law. I'm sure a few Cyrvans would do all they help, but...who knows.

What does Isa think? Because Crystal was the one who blew up the Hertak Flagship, so she did help the LSF out...a lot.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on May 15, 2011, 07:01:52 am
Hmm...would they really, really want to have contingency plans? They've barely managed this fragile peace, held together by the end of the war and the Joint Academy. To have contingency plans would be quite an insult, at any level because the LSF isn't what it used to be during the five-year war, making extreme breakthroughs. But war drives progress, I suppose they'd have some sort of contingency because of those mad scientists. It's kinda sad to think that Cyrva would do nothing and watch as Earth is destroyed, due to Cyrvan law. I'm sure a few Cyrvans would do all they help, but...who knows.

What does Isa think? Because Crystal was the one who blew up the Hertak Flagship, so she did help the LSF out...a lot.

Of course, the Hertak were a threat to the Cyrva too.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 15, 2011, 07:10:54 am
Well, I'm basing my assumption on a theoretical situation that someone attacks only the LSF, charging forth, blitzing for Earth.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: 0rph3u5 on May 15, 2011, 07:36:51 am
There will be one or more contingency plans.... both sides maybe at peace but they are not friend through and through (remembering a xenophobic someone in the JGASF?)

but they won't be called "Plan X to counter Cyvrian Invasion" but "random plan X what do when random aliens invade from the direction of the Cyvrian border" for the sake of peace (quite like all military strategy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the 1950's wasn't anti-sovijet at all - it just involved destroying all traffic ways allowing easily to progress with an army from east to west and then falling back to the western boarder and waiting for the French (and other NATO-allies of course) to arrive as reinforcements, all by conincidence)


IIRC the Cryvans easily held the upper hand in the first conflict

Spoiler:
Actually you are wrong ... though technologically superior, the structure of the CSA lead to them not getting reinforcements and would have allowed LSF (which was hurting bardly) to turn the conflict (if they wouldn't have been decapacitated in a pre-emptive strike) into an war of attrition which the CSA couldn't win (the "whole military service outside Cyvrian boarders is voluntary"-part at its finest ;) )

The CSA would have won the war though IF the commander hadn't ordered all ships to regroup (and found a solution to the no reinforcements problem) - I personally would have ordered most of the fleet to regroup and ordered a few vessels (with the most supplies, the best crews etc.) to fight behind enemy lines and cripple their infastructure - leaving part of the enemy fleet with the task of hunting those ships down and so weakening the force that I'd have to face eventually just because my enemy would not be able to affort pulling ships away from his hinterlands

Oh and I would have made that fast decapitating strike before regrouping my fleet.... but this all some pointless hypothesis...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 15, 2011, 10:08:54 am
Hmm...would they really, really want to have contingency plans? They've barely managed this fragile peace, held together by the end of the war and the Joint Academy.

You answered your own question there. 'Fragile peace'.
Both sides would be mad to not have plans should it break.
Remember Operation Unthinkable and the Color-coded War Plans? Better to be safe than sorry.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on May 15, 2011, 10:31:47 am
Isa:
At frist I would like to apologize for the obvious rudeness of other questions already asked (if you didn't know asking a woman her age is actually considered a transgession against the social norm in some terran cultures).
Some of my kin often forget their proper education when confronted with a woman of such beauty and obvious intellectual sophistication such as you.
If there is any way to make up for any offense you might have taken, I would be happly to oblige.
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1461/isaneutral.png)
"No offense taken, at least it's reassuring to see that there are still Terrans who know how to show poper decorum on occasions."

Now if you would please endulge me with the answers to a few question I've been saveing for a competent member of Cyvrian Star Armada; Since until now appearently only Crystal was avalible to comment such matters I had supressed my own curiosity:

a) How do the Cyvrians maintain morale in comabt units during prolonged campaigns? - An article I read on the training methods of the CSA suggested that no military drill was necessary to form effective fighting units as each and every member of an unit knows their respective assignment and dedicates her-/himself to said assignment. However what happens if a weak link in the unit shows itself due to say battle fratigue?
"When a crew member starts showing the first signs of a degrading mental state he or she is quickly cycled out with a member from a fleet in reserve. Thankfully the CSA is not so starved for manpower that we are forced to continue using personel beyond their breaking point. "

b) Since most of the CSA is de-mobilized in peacetime (as non-defensive military duty is strictly voluntary) how is guaranteed that all combat units are fully ready when they are call upon? Are there routine training exercises?
"Unforunately there are none. This personally irks me somewhat but unforunately I'm not in any position to change this."

c) Since I've never seen more than a few glimpses of a single example Cyvrian warships in action which suggested that ship favour maneuvibility and omni-directional weapon arrays over a strong front firing arc, I have been left to wonder how the CSA controls bottlenecks of the stellar battlefield such as Starlances?

"CSA starships certainly have excellent overal coverage, this does not exclude strong forward firepower however. Quite the opposite actually, as both the Breaker and the Starlight class ships possess more power than a Terran Challenger.
The CSA prefers agile mobile warfare over static defenses, so while automated defenses are set up around Starlance exits, the actual fleet to fleet engagements are fought at our time and choosing in system."


If you don't mind I'd like to ask you another question which is of a rather hypothetical nature:
d) If you had been in the place of Fer'opal during the final stage of the Terran-Cyvrian war, would you have used the same strategy (retreating from Sol, regrouping with other fleet elements in Lyrae) or would you have chosen a different set of actions to combat the LSF?
"While in hindsight it is easy to critize High Admiral Fer'opal for some of his decisions, you have to keep in mind that he was making decisions based on a very limited understanding of how the Terran government operates and at the time the sheer size of LSF space was severly underestimated.
The one major thing I would have done differently: I would have made the IO shipsyards in Sol the highest priority. During the final stage of the war this massive shipyard was producing as much as 80% of all LSF equipment. Even the most stubborn Terran would have realized that fighting a war of attrition would have been hopeless without those shipyards. "

And just a passing curio:
Could you recommend me a good example of Cyvrian literature and/or philosophy? (For what as come to my attention Crystal might not serve as an authority on this subject either....)
"A book that was only recently released has quickly managed to become my favorite piece of literature, it's called: 'Galaxy domination for dummies, a ten step guide for the Cyrvan race to conquer and rule all other known sentient races'. It might be somewhat hard to come by though, it's rather controversial."


(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"I must add that I appreciate that you see through Crystal's little shroud of fame just because she was in the right position at the right time. It was indeed wise that you waited, so you could ask these questions to an actual competent soldier."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on May 15, 2011, 10:45:32 am
(Open to all)
What do you think is the most important factor (for you specifically) in looking for a friendship/romance/wingman or wingwoman?
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"How much money is on his account."

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/5048/kuno.png)
"He'd just have to notice that I actually exist."

(Crystal)
And Crystal, from a purely artistic perspective. Your (I'm sure its unauthorized) steam pic does highlight your amazing beauty, although I personally prefer your same beauty in your normal uniform shots. Much less intrusive and adds that specific authority flare. Have you considered any modeling and/or what is the Cyrvan opinion on modeling in that sense? (clothed uniform shots, official)
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8726/crystalblush.png)
"Never really thought about it, b-but... that doesn't sound like such a bad idea..."

What does Isa think? Because Crystal was the one who blew up the Hertak Flagship, so she did help the LSF out...a lot.

(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2421/crystalc.png)
"I sure did, don't let Isa trick you into thinking it was but a minor accomplishment"
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on May 15, 2011, 11:17:49 am
(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/679/isa54.png)
"Of course every semi-competent military is going to have contingency plans for every situation. What these plans are exactly we can only guess. These are well guarded secrets that only the 1st and 2nd circle know. I'm sure that its the same for the top echelons of the LSF."

(http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/3027/yaicecahappy.png)
"Pfff, I bet the Jerran's plans are a hilarious read.'"

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4903/isa2n.png)
"Terran."

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/7669/yaiceca.png)
"Whatever.
I'll try to remember what they are called when they can wage a war against us without having to resort to flying suicide bombers into our ships."

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1461/isaneutral.png)
"That was over seventy years ago, you weren't even born then."

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/7669/yaiceca.png)
"My point still stands."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 15, 2011, 12:09:19 pm
*gasp*

*speechless*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: 0rph3u5 on May 15, 2011, 12:14:28 pm
Isa:
Thank you for answering my questions - even that pointlessly hypothetical one about the Terran-Cyvrian War (I'm sorry but I could not resist to ask your opinion).

"No offense taken, at least it's reassuring to see that there are still Terrans who know how to show poper decorum on occasions."

Yes, I fear the proper discipline and education have fallen out of fashion these days. Just because it was those virtues that helped to the greatest attrocities of terran history.
The Cyvrians are turely blessed to have never seen the monsters that can be created once the psyche turns its greatest achivments to plunge itself into the depth of barabrism.

"I must add that I appreciate that you see through Crystal's little shroud of fame just because she was in the right position at the right time. It was indeed wise that you waited, so you could ask these questions to an actual competent soldier."

You flatter me.

But every man with half a brain and a set of good eyes could seperate one blessed by the universe's n-dimensional toss of the m-faced coin form a true achiver. And considering I was able to read through your military record.... *stops* Oh, please believe me that I'm deply sorry for the intrusion but I had to do my research to be sure.

(To make up for my transgression I'll send you data that will allow you to track down that black market trader who sold it to me as soon as the opportunity arises; I believe he had a lot more in stock about your person than just that file. - Oh, and before you ask the file was authentic; I can't tell for sure about those other items as well... they were of a rather secondary priority to me at best. I'm too much a man of the mind.)

On a side note:
Out of passing curiosity I originally intended to use that file the create a statistical model that would have placed you in Crystal's place. However somewhere during the initial set-up I came to the conclusion that no mathematical model could ever match you in person; it'd fail at every turn: your great insight, your sound judgement and last put not least your charming looks would never have been reflected by the machine running through all the equations.

"A book that was only recently released has quickly managed to become my favorite piece of literature, it's called: 'Galaxy domination for dummies, a ten step guide for the Cyrvan race to conquer and rule all other known sentient races'. It might be somewhat hard to come by though, it's rather controversial."

Curious that someone would write a book about the subject....
It would be easier (with a large enough control group of course) to read it directly from the genome of a Her... *stops*  Oh, I forgot, the Cyvrians have denied themselves the high persuit of Genetics.

I hope you do not take offense that I've even mentioned this taboo of your culture. And please don't think of me as somekind of monster for talking of a quest of knowledge your people have rejected for their reasons.

In a galaxy of like this, those with pure motives just don't have the liberty of choosing the purest means to see their ideals blossom to beauty in material perfection - Wouldn't you agree?


If you would still indulge me another time, I've just aquired said book - a digital copy of a first edition volume. Maybe after I have finished reading would you care to initiate me into the controversy about it in the Cyvrian society?


With with all the best wishes,
0rph3u5

ps. I'm about to ask Crystal a question, you might want to listen in - I think you would enjoy the resulting dialogue in full ;)


Crystal:

Just out of a passing curiosity:
Was there a way to destroy the Hertak flagship that didn't involve disinitegrating their entrie ruling caste? Surely both LSF and CSA would have had a use for prisoners of war...


Tempest:

Do you know what could earn you a lot of money? - Selling me Dawn's complete medical record; there should be a copy stored somewhere in the 1st JGASF's data-net... All you need is to access it with your authorisation code and foward it to me...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on May 15, 2011, 12:39:05 pm
I'll try to remember what they are called when they can wage a war against us without having to resort to flying suicide bombers into our ships."


Ouch. Well, I suppose the LSF might have eventually won the first war if it had kept up, but it would have damn well hurt them. I'm still curious to see how they would fare today.

Thanks for pointing that out  0rph3u5, I should've brushed up on the fiction first.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on May 15, 2011, 01:05:25 pm
This is to anyone:

How does the New Calendar system work? It's certainly is different from our Gregorian calendar, as there's a month that has apparently at least 34 days to it.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 15, 2011, 01:18:48 pm
To me, Kunoichi have had even more 'screen time' than Luna, so she doesn't have to worry.................although I have no idea why I always order Seraphim wing to guard Jewel 1 when Luna's onboard...

...and Isa was trying to downplay Crystal's achievement?! Dang, she's good at manipulating Terran minds. Didn't notice at all.

Right...Isa or Crystal, I'm not sure whom to ask but I have a hypothetical situation: In a Cyrvan system being invaded by a hostile force. A CSA and LSF fleet is present to defend the system. What would be the deployment? Would the Cyrvans allow the Terran fleet to sit there blockading the node (what they do best, at least they think they do) with Cyrvan automated defenses, while the CSA fleet sits somewhere in-system with their jump drives charged, for mobile warfare?

Would the LSF fleet have command of their ships, or is everything regulated by the CSA, i.e. dragging Skirmishers and Challengers along with the CSA ships jumping all over the place? Will the LSF fleet be able to call on CSA support (MCWS/shock jumping-short staying duration Cyrvan capital beam barrage before jumping out again)?




Starlight-class and Breaker-class ships...damn, that'll be so awesome. (http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww286/TSADestiny/WoD/Sutaraitobureikaaaaaaaaaa.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on May 15, 2011, 03:35:22 pm
Isa: Why are you so nice to strangers and so mean to your own sister?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on May 15, 2011, 03:41:57 pm
Isa: Why are you so nice to strangers and so mean to your own sister?

perhaps there is a similarity between Terran and Cyrvans there
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Axem on May 15, 2011, 05:07:51 pm
May must be Space Elf Appreciation Month!

Isa/Crystal: Does serving in the military run in your family? If so how far does it go back? Any famous heroes in your bloodlines?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 15, 2011, 09:28:29 pm
"Whatever.
I'll try to remember what they are called when they can wage a war against us without having to resort to flying suicide bombers into our ships."
You better start learning, and quickly, I say.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Veers on May 15, 2011, 10:00:53 pm
Quote from: Axem
May must be Space Elf Appreciation Month!

I'll agree to that, but I'm a little more. It is always Space Elf Appreciation Month  :nervous:


And thank you very much for your time Crystal, it has a pleasure talking with you (despite I only asked one question... hmm..).
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Flak on May 15, 2011, 11:23:28 pm
Suicide bombers? Were they still using suicide bombers back then? Alright, it is a fun thing to do in games where it is possible.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 16, 2011, 12:17:07 am
It is always Space Elf Appreciation Month  :nervous:

Wasn't it Space Elf Season?
*cue the news saying large swathes of land dissapeared overnight under a bright flash*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: LordMelvin on May 16, 2011, 12:20:13 am
Wasn't it Space Elf Season?

No! It's Space Wabbit Season!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 16, 2011, 12:37:44 am
Be bewwy quiet.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: LordMelvin on May 16, 2011, 02:45:14 am
Don't worry: in space, no one can hear you *anvil*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Flak on May 16, 2011, 04:17:45 am
...unless you forgot that your radio is stuck on 'transmit'.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on May 16, 2011, 12:53:16 pm
But every man with half a brain and a set of good eyes could seperate one blessed by the universe's n-dimensional toss of the m-faced coin form a true achiver. And considering I was able to read through your military record.... *stops* Oh, please believe me that I'm deply sorry for the intrusion but I had to do my research to be sure.

(To make up for my transgression I'll send you data that will allow you to track down that black market trader who sold it to me as soon as the opportunity arises; I believe he had a lot more in stock about your person than just that file. - Oh, and before you ask the file was authentic; I can't tell for sure about those other items as well... they were of a rather secondary priority to me at best. I'm too much a man of the mind.)
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/9456/wynter.png)
"Heh, easy money."

Crystal:

Just out of a passing curiosity:
Was there a way to destroy the Hertak flagship that didn't involve disinitegrating their entrie ruling caste? Surely both LSF and CSA would have had a use for prisoners of war...
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Like? Sending boarding teams into a ship manned by thousands of really angry Hertaks?
They were about to burn yet an other Terran colony to ashes, this would have killed milions. And they would have kept going until the LSF surrendered. Unlike my heartless sister, I do care about Terran lives."

Tempest:

Do you know what could earn you a lot of money? - Selling me Dawn's complete medical record; there should be a copy stored somewhere in the 1st JGASF's data-net... All you need is to access it with your authorisation code and foward it to me...
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5342/tempestb.png)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6836/dawnangry.png)
"Hey now..."

This is to anyone:

How does the New Calendar system work? It's certainly is different from our Gregorian calendar, as there's a month that has apparently at least 34 days to it.
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"It works with numbers."

Isa: Why are you so nice to strangers and so mean to your own sister?
(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1976/isa74.png)
"Nice?
I'm merely being polite."

Right...Isa or Crystal, I'm not sure whom to ask but I have a hypothetical situation: In a Cyrvan system being invaded by a hostile force. A CSA and LSF fleet is present to defend the system. What would be the deployment? Would the Cyrvans allow the Terran fleet to sit there blockading the node (what they do best, at least they think they do) with Cyrvan automated defenses, while the CSA fleet sits somewhere in-system with their jump drives charged, for mobile warfare?

Would the LSF fleet have command of their ships, or is everything regulated by the CSA, i.e. dragging Skirmishers and Challengers along with the CSA ships jumping all over the place? Will the LSF fleet be able to call on CSA support (MCWS/shock jumping-short staying duration Cyrvan capital beam barrage before jumping out again)?

"The Terran fleet would be able to operate on its own accord as long as it doesn't get in the way of CSA operations. LSF capital ship jump drives recharge too slowly to keep up with a CSA fleet."

Isa/Crystal: Does serving in the military run in your family? If so how far does it go back? Any famous heroes in your bloodlines?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"That it does. It goes back to our 'Ssa'yka'... which I believe translates to Grand grand grand grand grand grand father for terrans. He recently retired from service at an respectable age of 802 though."

(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2421/crystalc.png)
"As for famous heroes, look no further. I am right here."

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1461/isaneutral.png)
"Oh please."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on May 16, 2011, 01:20:38 pm
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"It works with numbers."

Oh you. Tell me then, does this mean...that Spoon isn't going to really think about how it works and how it's structured? :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on May 16, 2011, 01:28:29 pm
Isa: Do they have Spoons on Cyrva
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 16, 2011, 07:53:47 pm
Kunoichi: Do you think you could pull off some sneaky maneuvers if the gravity control was off?

Crystal: How was like like to be in a microgravity bath---does the Fleet Reconstruction plan include faster recharging jump drives?1?!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Pred the Penguin on May 16, 2011, 08:31:10 pm
Is it just me or do Cyrvan command staff seem to be composed primarily of females... not that I'm complaining. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 16, 2011, 10:01:16 pm
Wasn't Crystal's father an Admiral or something like that? Still, perhaps Cyrvan females are better Mission Control than males.
Perhaps Cyrvan males working for the military are trained as grunts, where females are trained as pilots, ship commanders and strategists.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on May 16, 2011, 10:02:46 pm
Is it just me or do Cyrvan command staff seem to be composed primarily of females... not that I'm complaining. :rolleyes:

Speaking of which...

Hey, guys, you seem to be lacking something back there. Your...uh, crew is missing.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 16, 2011, 10:20:27 pm
It's just off-time! Uhh...green alert, and crew's at their bunks. You know, how humans always complain of...well.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on May 17, 2011, 09:25:45 am
Is it just me or do Cyrvan command staff seem to be composed primarily of females... not that I'm complaining. :rolleyes:
Maybe Cyrvan males and felmales faces look far more alike than is the case with Humans. Since we only see the head an shoulders, we can't really observe the more obvious sings for gender.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on May 17, 2011, 10:46:11 am
Since we only see the head an shoulders, we can't really observe the more obvious sings for gender.
Which is rather unfortunate, really.


(Isa: Just to be sure, you're female right)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 17, 2011, 11:27:17 am
Since we only see the head an shoulders, we can't really observe the more obvious sings for gender.
Which is rather unfortunate, really.


(Isa: Just to be sure, you're female right)
Ah, it's rude to doubt a female when it's obvious, especially someone like Isa!

*chant chant chant*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on May 17, 2011, 11:28:11 am
Rest assured, there will be males (without helmets even) and there are no traps  :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 17, 2011, 11:31:44 am
Nothing wrong with Mariya! That's assuring, Spoon. Very...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on May 17, 2011, 11:39:57 am
There will be.... I guess that answers the question of wether any of the above characters are male.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 17, 2011, 12:06:52 pm
Rest assured, there will be males (without helmets even)
They better be one or two at most, and relatively minor characters at best.
Many a great story has been ruined by overabundance and overimportance of dudes.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: 0rph3u5 on May 17, 2011, 03:23:49 pm
we can't really observe the more obvious sings for gender.

You dare demand proof? You dare doubt Spoon?!

as for all of you discussion "Cyvrian females vs Cyvrian males":

You aren't a credit for our species, you know?
Can't you all just trancend that whole "battle of the sexes/genders"-sh** and for once show at least one alien species that terrans have something to offer but the ability to heat air in our lungs?

Crystal:

"Like? Sending boarding teams into a ship manned by thousands of really angry Hertaks?

Even YOU managed to board the Hertak flagship with one MCWS, rescue the Cordi Queen and get out alive... Doesn't quite speak for the Hertak being able to repell boarding actions...

They were about to burn yet an other Terran colony to ashes, this would have killed milions. And they would have kept going until the LSF surrendered. Unlike my heartless sister, I do care about Terran lives."

Isn't this just another justification for a risk you were not willing to take despite the expected pay-offs?
Isn't this just another pretext to hide your lack of foresight?
Isn't this just another excuse for another one of your failures?

WHY WON'T YOU EVEN ONCE ADMIT INTO YOUR OWN FAILURES, YOUR LACK OF JUDGMENT AND YOUR POOR ABILITY TO COMMAND?!
WHY WON'T YOU EVEN ONCE ADMIT THERE IS NOTHING THAT QUALIFIES YOU BUT YOU BEING LUCKY?!

DON'T WAIT TO FOR THE TRANSLATION!
ADMIT IT!

ps. yes, I'm playing a game of "the ends justify the means"... someone give the other speech please....
pps. I always wanted to use that "don't wait for translation"-part
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on May 17, 2011, 05:35:06 pm
Orpheus you forget something very important: Infis sacrifice!
If the ship hadn't been blown up there and then, without a minute to spare, the Hertak flagship would have gotten away to a place were it would have been untouchable and all those Armageddon ships would have wiped out the entire LSF fleet followed shortly by every Human colony. Since the CSA was tied down, no help would have come from that side, so if Crystal hadn't done what she did, the Human race would either be extinct of a thrall race of the Hertak.

Isa: Why are you so nice to strangers and so mean to your own sister?
(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1976/isa74.png)
"Nice?
I'm merely being polite."

Which very nicely circumvents the actual intent of the question: Why are you so mean to your sister?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: 0rph3u5 on May 17, 2011, 05:57:31 pm
Orpheus you forget something very important: Infis sacrifice!

It is so "nice" how you defend your so-not-worth-that-loyality-heroine by citing another failure she could be held to accountable for...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on May 17, 2011, 06:34:23 pm
Infi went against all orders she had and even teleported Dawn, who was supposed to be the pilot and thus in controll of the prometheus frame, away. How can that be Crystals fault?

And I'm not "defending my heroine". I'm stating facts.
Quote
Isn't this just another justification for a risk you were not willing to take despite the expected pay-offs?
Let's do a little risk vs. gain analysis.
Risk: Annihilation of the local colony (millions of people, including old, infirm and children), possilbe annihilation or enslavement of the entire Human race
Benefit: Knowledge of genetic manipulation, which is outlawed and thus would bring no benefit.
So.... explain to me why the possible annihilation of the Human race and the absolutely unavoidable annihilation of a colony with millions of innocents is an acceptable risk for a very small chance of getting next to useless information.

Also flying a single fighter into corridors the Hertak though completely save because of a massive amount of gunturrets is quite another thing from boarding a ship with thousands of infantry (if they even had enough troopers in range), subdueing the crew and fortify the ship against the inevitable reinforcements that will come in from the surrounding Armageddons.

Your scenario of conquering the Hertak flagship is just plain unrealistic and the risks FAR outweight any possible gain from such an action.

Sorry if those hard facts interfere with your personal witchhunt, though I can't help but wonder how your Crystal bashing is supposed to let the Cyrvans see the good sides in Humanity. I mean would you trust a species that shows it's gratitude by verbally attacking a person who was instrumental in preserving their continued existance (or at least freedom)?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: ssmit132 on May 17, 2011, 07:06:12 pm
To any Cyrvan in general: From the individuals we've seen in this thread, there are a variety of hair colours: black, bright green, bright red and white. Do Cyrvans naturally have such a variety of hair colours, and if so, what other colours can there be?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 17, 2011, 08:42:20 pm
Something just occured to me.

To Cyrvans:
What is your race's reproduction rate like? With such long life spans, I would think your population would have exploded far past planetary tolerance long before you invented space travel.

Back in the 20th century of the old human calendar, thanks to a number of medicinal advances, the average human lifespan increased by something like 20 or 30 years and our population grew to the point that some countries began instituting population restriction laws. I can't imagine what effect a centuries-long lifespan would have.

Oh, and another question: what kind of lifespan do hybrids (Terran/Cyrvan) have? Is it somewhere in between or do they tend to inherit one race's lifespan over the other?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 17, 2011, 08:55:28 pm
Perhaps as they live longer, their gestation periods are longer too. Doesn't make much sense biologically, but possible anyway.
To save the Cyrvan females from such an ordeal, they just put some DNA and SCIENCE in a tube and let the magic flow.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: 0rph3u5 on May 18, 2011, 01:31:24 am
'cause I have to make the distinguishment more obvious this time (I've been going in and out, dancing on the ashes of the forth wall, since my first post here):

Inside the box:
Your scenario of conquering the Hertak flagship is just plain unrealistic and the risks FAR outweight any possible gain from such an action.

I never said anything about CAPTURING that ship - I said BOARDING as in going aboard, catching your prize and getting the hell out of there... (which was already worked once?)

And I don't stated it was wrong to destroy the Hertak flag ship - I just said it could have been of strategic value to steal something or capturing a hostage from that ship



Outside the box:
Sorry if those hard facts interfere with your personal witchhunt, though I can't help but wonder how your Crystal bashing is supposed to let the Cyrvans see the good sides in Humanity. I mean would you trust a species that shows it's gratitude by verbally attacking a person who was instrumental in preserving their continued existance (or at least freedom)?

Did you ever hear the term "negative reinforcement"? - I'm rousing you to take sides by outlining the one you possilbly cannot take (that's what I meant by "playing 'the ends justify the means'")

How can that be Crystals fault?

I'm dismantling that argument on purpose (I even stopped bringing arguments) ... just another step to ensure that negative reinforcement takes root...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: MatthTheGeek on May 18, 2011, 03:05:07 am
Sorry if those hard facts interfere with your personal witchhunt, though I can't help but wonder how your Crystal bashing is supposed to let the Cyrvans see the good sides in Humanity
Wait what.

Since when humanity has a good side ?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on May 18, 2011, 04:38:59 am
It happens occasionally....

Edited for a missing 't'
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 18, 2011, 05:43:15 am
You happen occasionally, Norbert?



I don't think Cyrvans are actually that horny compared to humans, so...yeah.

On the Hertak flagship thingy - There is nothing of value to get from the Hertak flagship, and trying to board it would be wasting thousands of lives and precious time bought by Infi's sacrifice. Crystal's Queen rescue is much different case than the one we're presenting. Crystal was in a MCWS with Cordi supplied intelligence, for Cyrva's sake.











...plus the arresting field wasn't going to last forever. I'd do a comparison, but it seemed kinda dumb so I won't.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on May 18, 2011, 06:00:34 am
BTW even a simple boarding is suicidal. There should be some Royal Guard or something. And if you remember, the Hertak are able to pass their skills and experience on the childrens. In this case, the Royal Guard (if they exist) is a badass army and should be superior as the boarding party dudes . Besides that, they are fighting to ensure the royal family is secure. And even if they captured Hertak technology which is superior to the LSF and Cyrva technology.....
Simply said, the Cyrva wouldn't be amused about terrans possessing such technology.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 18, 2011, 06:07:58 am
I wonder what's making Orpheus so rage-y. Crystal is (somewhat) cute and I guess, nice, but he must really wanna go 'rawr I be antagonist!' and point out bad things.

Oh and if there's turrets in that shaft and the reactor room (seriously, weapons in your reactor room = bad, no matter how you think about it), there's bound to be turrets in the ship as well. Plus that ship is huge! How would you know your way in a foreign ship. Deadly's right, attempting any boarding is suicidal and utterly pointless.


Also time. Every minute wasted means another LSF ship exploding, and closer to the flagship jumping out and Infi's sacrifice wasted.


I wonder if I should side with Isa or Crystal, hmm...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 18, 2011, 06:36:17 am
he must really wanna go 'rawr I be antagonist!' and point out bad things.

Perhaps he's trying to make Crystal angry on purpose because he thinks stoic and collected characters are really cute when they get angry.
He's partially right: Crystal is ALWAYS cute.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on May 18, 2011, 07:06:20 am
I wonder if I should side with Isa or Crystal, hmm...
I like Luna. She doesn't fight for glory like the others (including Crystal in some cases) because she fights for....ehrm....dunno.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 18, 2011, 07:48:51 am
I wonder if I should side with Isa or Crystal, hmm...
I like Luna. She doesn't fight for glory like the others (including Crystal in some cases) because she fights for....ehrm....dunno.
I think I understand how you feel there...

...because I kinda subconsciously order Seraphim wing to guard Jewel 1 when it's Luna. *panic*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AtomicClucker on May 19, 2011, 05:42:52 am
he must really wanna go 'rawr I be antagonist!' and point out bad things.

Perhaps he's trying to make Crystal angry on purpose because he thinks stoic and collected characters are really cute when they get angry.
He's partially right: Crystal is ALWAYS cute.

She'd probably get pissed if there was an attempt to classify her as Moe.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 19, 2011, 05:53:51 am
he must really wanna go 'rawr I be antagonist!' and point out bad things.

Perhaps he's trying to make Crystal angry on purpose because he thinks stoic and collected characters are really cute when they get angry.
He's partially right: Crystal is ALWAYS cute.

She'd probably get pissed if there was an attempt to classify her as Moe.
Keep it a secret then! *whisper whisper*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Pred the Penguin on May 19, 2011, 06:00:26 am
Oh my god what is with this thread?

Will these male characters be fighter pilots or fleet staff? Or would that be giving too much away?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on May 19, 2011, 09:34:30 am
Oh my god what is with this thread?
It's awesome is what, and it sucks that I have nothing to contribute because this thread is Class. :lol:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 19, 2011, 09:38:30 pm
Will these male characters be fighter pilots or fleet staff? Or would that be giving too much away?

Bridge bunnies. It was only a matter of time before the Cyrvas revealed their tendency to build harems.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on May 19, 2011, 09:53:54 pm
Can I get Crystal and Isa in my harem?  They aren't exactly twins, but being siblings has to count for something.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 19, 2011, 10:32:40 pm
Good taste, but are you a male Cyrvan?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on May 19, 2011, 10:33:44 pm
No, but this Terran can dream, can't he? :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 19, 2011, 10:44:11 pm
Let's hope Cyrvans aren't psychic or whatever, or we'll be in a world of hurt.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Pred the Penguin on May 20, 2011, 12:24:36 am
Even if they were, I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be able to use it across dimensions.
You can continue your train of thought... whatever it is.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 20, 2011, 07:56:52 am
Even if they were, I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be able to use it across dimensions.
You can continue your train of thought... whatever it is.
Wait till everyone here gets kicked in the nuts by the two of them.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on May 20, 2011, 05:22:53 pm
Now that was a fun read  :D

To any Cyrvan in general: From the individuals we've seen in this thread, there are a variety of hair colours: black, bright green, bright red and white. Do Cyrvans naturally have such a variety of hair colours, and if so, what other colours can there be?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"There are also Cyrvans with blueish and purple shades of hair colors. Terrans are sorely lacking in their hair color diversity genes."

Something just occured to me.

To Cyrvans:
What is your race's reproduction rate like? With such long life spans, I would think your population would have exploded far past planetary tolerance long before you invented space travel.

Back in the 20th century of the old human calendar, thanks to a number of medicinal advances, the average human lifespan increased by something like 20 or 30 years and our population grew to the point that some countries began instituting population restriction laws. I can't imagine what effect a centuries-long lifespan would have.

Oh, and another question: what kind of lifespan do hybrids (Terran/Cyrvan) have? Is it somewhere in between or do they tend to inherit one race's lifespan over the other?
  (http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1461/isaneutral.png)
"On average a Cyrvan couple tends to have between one and three childeren. If we had originated on a small planet like Earth, overpopulation would certainly have been an issue. However Cyrvadia is around 2.73 times the size of Earth and unlike your blue planet, Cyrvadia's oceans only cover around 40% of the surface. We had plenty of space to grow.

On the other question, there are currently no known hybrids older than 50 years. So its not yet known what age they could reach."

Wasn't Crystal's father an Admiral or something like that? Still, perhaps Cyrvan females are better Mission Control than males.
Perhaps Cyrvan males working for the military are trained as grunts, where females are trained as pilots, ship commanders and strategists.
(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/679/isa54.png)
"Now that's just plain silly, gender has nothing to do with how well one performs in a given duty. On that note, there is no such thing as a Cyrvan grunt. 'Grunt' is such a crude terran definition.

Also, our father is a Rear admiral of the 5th order."

Crystal is (somewhat) cute and I guess, nice
Crystal is ALWAYS cute.
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8726/crystalblush.png)
"Aaaww, quit it you people."

Which very nicely circumvents the actual intent of the question: Why are you so mean to your sister?
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"We just happen to disagree on a few matters."

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"You are just a big meanie...
Why are you still here anyway...?"

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4903/isa2n.png)
"I can't very well leave my new found slaves servants alone now can I?"
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Nuclear1 on May 20, 2011, 05:23:00 pm
All this obsession with Cyrvans when there's a perfectly good Misuzu around. 

(^_^)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on May 20, 2011, 05:47:45 pm
To all.
I have noticed several recent references to the higher levels of Cyrvan Government/Military structure, how do they differ to Terran organisation?

My next question goes back a few pages
Quote from: headdie
kind of like a family crest/war banner? Do the families only have one design per family or can they very depending on success, social/military position, gender, personal preference?
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4351/crystalneutral.png)
"One design per family is the most common yes, and they usually do not change much. Though my sister often adds an extra stripe for... eh, some reason. I'm personally happy with having just one simple stripe, there are some Hyalj designs that take like ten minutes to apply."

I presume Isa is the sister referred to, so Isa if that is the case is there a reason for this that you care to enlighten us with?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on May 20, 2011, 07:09:40 pm
All this obsession with Cyrvans when there's a perfectly good Misuzu around. 

(^_^)
Elves are just better
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on May 20, 2011, 07:14:31 pm
The ears give them charm.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on May 20, 2011, 07:29:43 pm
The ears give them charm.

Tru dat, and Crystal IS just cute. Plain and simple.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on May 20, 2011, 07:44:39 pm
Isa is more cuter
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on May 20, 2011, 07:53:47 pm
On that note, there is no such thing as a Cyrvan grunt. 'Grunt' is such a crude terran definition.
He might have meant "grunt" as in "trooper". At least in US Army/Marines, foot soldiers in general are called that. It once was derogatory, but now it's not.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on May 20, 2011, 08:08:15 pm
I've never heard Grunt used to describe our infantrymen once.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Pred the Penguin on May 20, 2011, 08:11:36 pm
All this obsession with Cyrvans when there's a perfectly good Misuzu around. 

(^_^)
This time around, I definitely prefer humans...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on May 20, 2011, 08:14:41 pm
I've never heard Grunt used to describe our infantrymen once.
OK, Perhaps this meaning is less common than I thought and restricted to millitary slang.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Droid803 on May 20, 2011, 08:15:21 pm
Foot soldiers are only called that in the Covenant.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on May 20, 2011, 08:29:36 pm
I've never heard Grunt used to describe our infantrymen once.
OK, Perhaps this meaning is less common than I thought and restricted to millitary slang.
I mean I haven't heard it in the four years I've spent in the U.S. Army, spent most of it with a good number of people who were current and former infantry, usually they call everyone Soldiers or Battles if they're talking about people they worked with a lot.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on May 20, 2011, 08:34:03 pm
Ah, perhaps I confused the armies then.  :)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 20, 2011, 09:27:16 pm
Crystal blushed! We're saved! But hmm...in today, we don't have the soldiers and size of humanity to call soldiers grunts. Maybe China does, but...until we are an intergalactic empire, no grunts...yet.

But I noticed on the grunt thingy Isa's expression changed...a bit. Like a more serious tone...but it's good that Isa isn't leaving her new...servants alone!


...so...how does the oceans of Cyrvadia affect the Cyrvan culture/lifestyle/technological progress? As you know, 71% of Earth's surface is water, so we've had much to fear, learn and exploit from it. I bet it means the Cyrvans don't have awesome beaches and stuff like Earth does all over the place! But then again, that 40% of ocean from Cyrvadia could very well be 80%+ of Earth's ocean...




Oh and, does Cyrvadia have a terrestrial navy, army and airforce? I'm just curious, because I'm a staunch supporter that hybrid air/space (exception of the variable fighters!) fighters don't perform as well as pure air superiority fighters. My guess is that the navy is small, because Cyrvadia doesn't have a lot of ocean. The army would be...well, small too, because they don't like close quarters combat and because of their doctrine, orbital control equates to control over the planet. I guess the airforce would be the tiny as well, though fighters should be capable of delivering air-to-space missiles by N.C.145 or something, and even exceed escape velocity.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Thaeris on May 20, 2011, 11:58:28 pm
Crystal, given the significantly greater dimensions of Cyrvadia itself in relation to Earth, how can you explain the phyique of the Cyrvan race? And if the case is that the density of the planet is much less than that of Earth per unit area, isn't Cyrvadia rather lacking in mineral resources? Heavy metals and industral resources tend to be rather massive elements, after all.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on May 21, 2011, 05:36:34 am
Actually, most of the planet's mass is located far deeper than it's possible to mine anything. Planet's core can have rather low density, but crust can still be rich in minerals. I think that it's plausible that G on Cyrvadia is about 10.1 m/s or something like that. More than on Earth, but not so you'll notice after a space trip.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: 0rph3u5 on May 21, 2011, 06:34:49 am
Oh and, does Cyrvadia have a terrestrial navy, army and airforce?

Do your research - the CSA has no ground forces due to their military doctrine...

Inside the box:

To anyone with command level access:
How is the total cost of supplying and outfitting the Guardian Angel per sortie compared with a CSA or LSF ship in a similar role?

To the Cyvrans:
1) You all appear to come from Cyvra, leaving me to wonder how high the ratio of officers and crew from Desa is...

2) If you are in command of a fighting unit: How hard was the competition is each of your classes for the "command spot"?

Outside the box:

@ Destiny:
It's so nice you didn't read my last post....

Anyhow, I can call Mission Accomplished (though not a 100% success on fronts and a temporary one at best) on Reply #378 (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=71527.msg1511283#msg1511283)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 21, 2011, 07:06:59 am
I've no idea what's going on actually, maybe if you could clarify things. Yes, I've done my research. Having entirely no soldiers on the ground or even a tank, would spell doom for a Cyrvan city if someone manages to land a dropship in the midst. That's why I'm even asking.





...that's a very big IF, to emphasize the theoretical possibility of getting past a Cyrvan fleet.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on May 21, 2011, 07:10:21 am
I've no idea what's going on actually, maybe if you could clarify things. Yes, I've done my research. Having entirely no soldiers on the ground or even a tank, would spell doom for a Cyrvan city if someone manages to land a dropship in the midst. That's why I'm even asking.





...that's a very big IF, to emphasize the theoretical possibility of getting past a Cyrvan fleet.

Remember also that their fighters have a mech mode
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: 0rph3u5 on May 21, 2011, 07:14:41 am
Having entirely no soldiers on the ground or even a tank, would spell doom for a Cyrvan city if someone manages to land a dropship in the midst.

CSA military doctrine set space control equal to surface control1; so having a fleet in orbit makes it redundant to deploy troops on the surface

 ... and due to their cultural background a Cyvrian city would surrender to landing dropship before hit would touch the ground2

1 see "CSA" in the techroom - "The CSA [...] goes by the theory that orbital control equals having surface control."
2 see "The Cyvran" in techroom - "They [...] will take all possible measures to avoid injury"

Outside the box:

I've no idea what's going on actually, maybe if you could clarify things.

I'm under the impression that you have mistaken the performance for the performer...

in #378 I overstated the negative side of the impression I'd of Cyrstal after playing WoD (I really got somesort of 50-50 impression of her ... sometimes she's is undoubtable capable and in other situations she is turely lacking many of skills a commanding officer requires) and took it to the extreme

I was curious to what direction you all would swing...

(BTW thank you, Spoon, that you didn't pick up on it; that would have defeated the prupose of the exercise)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on May 21, 2011, 08:44:07 am

in #378 I overstated the negative side of the impression I'd of Cyrstal after playing WoD (I really got somesort of 50-50 impression of her ... sometimes she's is undoubtable capable and in other situations she is turely lacking many of skills a commanding officer requires) and took it to the extreme


I wouldn't say that she is turely lacking some skills of a commanding officer. She has a lack of experience that time. I mean, do you want to encounter those Hertak Armageddons during your first assignments? Or even the flagship? And she wasn't able to handle all of those casualties inflicted by the Hertak. Such situations are difficult to handle, even for Crystal.*

(Despite proving BoE situations before)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 21, 2011, 09:34:46 am
I've no idea what's going on actually, maybe if you could clarify things. Yes, I've done my research. Having entirely no soldiers on the ground or even a tank, would spell doom for a Cyrvan city if someone manages to land a dropship in the midst. That's why I'm even asking.





...that's a very big IF, to emphasize the theoretical possibility of getting past a Cyrvan fleet.

Remember also that their fighters have a mech mode
Hmm...iiyaaaaaa...that's a pretty good point, but...I suppose MCWSes are put to better use doing bombing runs on the dropships and the enemy infantry/vehicles/tanks than going to ground combat. Adamantium should be capable of handling atmospheric reentry.


Quote
CSA military doctrine set space control equal to surface control1; so having a fleet in orbit makes it redundant to deploy troops on the surface

 ... and due to their cultural background a Cyvrian city would surrender to landing dropship before hit would touch the ground2
1 - The CSA can't utilize/secure a planet without landing on it. What, tell the LSF to come and fight (the ground war) and let them build the factories and resource mines? Cyrvans probably aren't used to how Terrans do their stuff on the ground, let alone trust them to build stuff on the planet they conquered. There's a limit of how much orbital control and bombardment can do. You can't expect to rely on a Divine Buster to destroy a secret infiltration team in a shootout at the perimeter of a theoretical Cyrvan base without leveling the base as well.

2 - I seriously doubt the Cyrvans would surrender a city when a dropship is approaching from 10km away. Depending on the planet/moon, there certainly would be at least one MCWS ready to burst out of the city and nail the dropship with Malachyye Missile Massacre. I don't believe the Cyrvans would surrender. At least Isa won't.








...right, Isa?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on May 21, 2011, 09:46:06 am
The dropship wouldn't even reach the orbit if Isa is the one commanding the defense of the city/planet.

(Of course, I think she's more an aggressive type, she attacks instead of defend. Must be the red hair.)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 21, 2011, 09:52:56 am
The dropship wouldn't even reach the orbit if Isa is the one commanding the defense of the city/planet.

(Of course, I think she's more an aggressive type, she attacks instead of defend. Must be the red hair.)
I totally agree on that, Deadly. Although, I'm basing my theory on an unnamed Cyrvan commander. If not, Isa arriving in system and assuming command after the dropship(s) enters the atmosphere.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 21, 2011, 10:22:39 am
...that's a very big IF, to emphasize the theoretical possibility of getting past a Cyrvan fleet.
If you can't muscle your way in, sneak your way in. Use stealth ships.

Remember also that their fighters have a mech mode
Bunker up in a building that looks solid and important, and wait until they land.
Then pop up the ATGMs. I'm sure they will be able to defeat Adamantium by then.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on May 21, 2011, 12:47:41 pm
Speaking of civilian injuries and terrible damage....

Isa and Crystal: What are your opinions about "collateral damage"? You know what I mean. What is in your opinion "collateral damage?"

Other question (every Cyrvan can answer to this): The military seems to be on a pure voluntary basis. But what if Cyrva itself is going to be attacked?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on May 21, 2011, 12:52:15 pm
Surrendering is nice if the enemy plays along, but what if the enemy is just bent on slauthering everything that doesn't belong to their species (or their Thralls) to set an example for other species as to what happens when they try to resist?

And you just can't repell all attackers before they reach the surface. Jumping directly into the atmosphere might be risky, but as we saw in WoD 1 it's possible and the Hertak and their Thralls can somehow jump even inside of inhibitor fields. So a sufficiently determined (or crazy) enemy can't be held off from the surface and thus ground troops are necessary, unless you are willing to bomb your own planet back into the stoneage to annihilate the enemy landing troops.

To not have any kind of ground forces is just suicidal. And to say that orbital controll equals surface controll is just delusional.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 23, 2011, 03:59:51 pm
All this obsession with Cyrvans when there's a perfectly good Misuzu Dawn around. 

(^_^) :3

fyp, etc.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 23, 2011, 05:10:58 pm
Other question (every Cyrvan can answer to this): The military seems to be on a pure voluntary basis. But what if Cyrva itself is going to be attacked?


This is answered in the tech room, actually. Out-of-territory missions are purely voluntary, but if Cyrvan territory is invaded, all available defense assets are called in. Not voluntary in that case.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 23, 2011, 06:16:36 pm
The mere fact Cyrvans use MCWS suggests some sort of doctrine of ground combat.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 23, 2011, 07:29:49 pm
Or that they really like mechs. If they really wanted ground power, the fighter would transform into a tank.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on May 23, 2011, 07:52:04 pm
Or we could just ask Crystal or Isa about it.  This is the thread to do so, after all.

Crystal, was a tank form ever considered for Cyrvan MCWS?  If so, why was it rejected?  Why was the mech form ultimately chosen?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 23, 2011, 08:03:52 pm
Or that they really like mechs. If they really wanted ground power, the fighter would transform into a tank.

Unless you're going to MS Gundam it up, there's really no point in giving it feet unless you expect it to walk.

And even in the AMBAC context, you don't necessarily need feet or hands.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on May 24, 2011, 04:13:42 am
Maybe one of the winged ones had a vision about the Hertak and thus made sure Crystal would have the means to rescue the Coordi Queen ;)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 24, 2011, 06:43:52 am
I believe Cyrvans prioritize shielding and maneuverability over being a thick wall. Plus, if a blocky MCWS would look really bad compared to something like this. (http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/de14225800b41825fe8e2fef7d39021f.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on May 24, 2011, 06:45:28 am
The hell is that thing?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on May 24, 2011, 11:13:12 am
Quote
403 Forbidden
nginx/0.7.64
That is all I see there.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on May 24, 2011, 11:53:05 am
Just highlight the URL again and hit Enter.
It's some weird quadraped mecha thing with wheels.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on May 24, 2011, 01:50:38 pm
I believe Cyrvans prioritize shielding and maneuverability over being a thick wall. Plus, if a blocky MCWS would look really bad compared to something like this. (http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/de14225800b41825fe8e2fef7d39021f.jpg)

Yeah, not a fan of that. No idea what it is, but it looks noisy and overdone to me. Plus it has Mecha-boobs, and those are never a good thing.

The MCWS should remain Mobile Suits  :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 24, 2011, 07:59:53 pm
it has Mecha-boobs, and those are never a good thing.
Unless they are simply poorly placed compartments for more dakka.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on May 24, 2011, 09:05:27 pm
Unless they are simply poorly placed compartments for more dakka.

Unless I see proof that said mammaries are, in fact, Dakka repositories, they shall remain a bad thing. :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 24, 2011, 09:39:28 pm
Or it could be similar to the Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLv7tUN-DxY#t=2m20s) (spoilers) and have the mammaries be giant missiles.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on May 24, 2011, 09:45:26 pm
Or it could be similar to the Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLv7tUN-DxY#t=2m20s) (spoilers) and have the mammaries be giant missiles.

Those fall under the classification of Dakka repository.

I also need to watch those damn movies.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 25, 2011, 03:42:04 am
Mechaboobs are bad to me, no matter the use.
I believe Cyrvans prioritize shielding and maneuverability over being a thick wall. Plus, if a blocky MCWS would look really bad compared to something like this. (http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/de14225800b41825fe8e2fef7d39021f.jpg)

Yeah, not a fan of that. No idea what it is, but it looks noisy and overdone to me.
Hmm...is it really that different? Dang. I guess all of you prefer giant space colonies duking it out.

Here you go, a comparison. (http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww286/TSADestiny/Comparison.jpg) I'm not comparing the mecha modes, because the Aestival's based on the GM.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on May 25, 2011, 04:09:44 am
Here you go, a comparison. (http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww286/TSADestiny/Comparison.jpg) I'm not comparing the mecha modes, because the Aestival's based on the GM.

They look a bit more similar than I thought they would, though I prefer the blockier design of the Aestival, since that other thing looks like it has too many structurally weak parts that could be shot off easily, and the Aestival is already pushing things in that regard itself. (Just out of curiosity, what is that other ship/mech anyway?)

I'm still trying to figure out exactly how an Aestival transforms into a GM Knock-off, though :nervous:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 25, 2011, 05:26:38 am
Oh believe me, the more flashy/has lots of things on a ship in an standard anime, the stronger it is. Just generalization and not universal truth, but...yeah. (That ship is known as a 'QT-ARMS', named Star Slyph. I suppose Spoon derived the Aestival from it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was entirely original.)

Well, the way the Aestival transforms definitely is different from the Star Slyph, because it retains the ring. From the M20 video, I suppose the cockpit block of the Aestival folds down and pops up the GM head from the hull...that's the only thing I know that is possible with 21st century (not anime!) physics, because the Aestival can't phase through itself...maybe the ring recombines or something, or the thrusters are detachable, or something like ultracompactness. If Macross can do ultracompactness at that level, I'm not surprised stuff in the Spooniverse CSA can't. Hell, their ships are giant QT-ARMS, which is evidently epic.


Maybe you should ask Crystal how the Aestival transforms? (Because this should be put in the WoD discussion topic, haha.)


Although, I do have some questions myself...Crystal once said information on CSA stuff was classified, but I'm going to throw a wrench into a bush and ask. Is the Aestival shieldless, to improve on it's stealth? Shield energy/entire theory of shielding/shield generators might have detectable signatures or somethingy.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on May 25, 2011, 08:51:28 am
To all.
I have noticed several recent references to the higher levels of Cyrvan Government/Military structure, how do they differ to Terran organisation?
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1461/isaneutral.png)
"The Cyrvan government consists of ten circles. The 10th circle being the largest with thousands of people in it and he 1st circle the smallest with only a handful of elders and high admirals in it. This convulted system works like this: Let's say for example that there is a project proposed for a large park in a city on the planet Desa. The 10th circle will examine and discuss this project and eventually votes on it. A majority vote is reached and the project is greenlit. In 90% of the cases this is where it ends. However there are cases where someone in the 9th circle is completely opposed to spending resources on this project and he/she can ask for a vote to have a vote about this project for the 9th circle. This could potentially mean that the 9th circle can veto the project. Which often in turn leads to lobbying to get the 8th circle to take a look at it. And so forth.
This becomes increasingly annoying when it comes to military funding and operations, as a circle consists of both military personnel and civilians. To elaborate on that a bit more: A High Captain in active frontline service is eligible to be in the 8th circle but is not part of the active decision making until he/she resigns from active service and takes a political military 'deskjob'. This does not go for Rear Admirals and higher, they are expected to be able to lead and do paper work at the same time.
 
The 5th circle is a special case as only winged ones are in it. "


I presume Isa is the sister referred to, so Isa if that is the case is there a reason for this that you care to enlighten us with?
"I do not care to enlighten you about this."

...so...how does the oceans of Cyrvadia affect the Cyrvan culture/lifestyle/technological progress? As you know, 71% of Earth's surface is water, so we've had much to fear, learn and exploit from it.
"I figure its about the same, but I admit that I'm not all that well versed on the subject."

Oh and, does Cyrvadia have a terrestrial navy, army and airforce? I'm just curious, because I'm a staunch supporter that hybrid air/space (exception of the variable fighters!) fighters don't perform as well as pure air superiority fighters. My guess is that the navy is small, because Cyrvadia doesn't have a lot of ocean. The army would be...well, small too, because they don't like close quarters combat and because of their doctrine, orbital control equates to control over the planet. I guess the airforce would be the tiny as well, though fighters should be capable of delivering air-to-space missiles by N.C.145 or something, and even exceed escape velocity.
"The Navy was disbanded many many years ago. Ships have no where to hide and are just sitting ducks when orbital bombardment comes into play. The Spaceforce doubles as the Airforce, MCWS' are all equipped with anti gravity drives and inertia cancellers and thus perform just as well in the atmosphere as in space. For that matter they are also the primary force on the ground in mech form. We have yet to see the day in which a hostile force sets foot on one of our planets, so until that day happens our ground forces are very likely to remain as small as they are now."

Crystal, was a tank form ever considered for Cyrvan MCWS?  If so, why was it rejected?  Why was the mech form ultimately chosen?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Because of the neural interface our craft operate on. In mech form a MCWS acts just like a large suit of powered armor. A tank certainly has a edge over a mech in battle on a open field, however the advantage goes to a mech in urban combat. And we think that the majority of ground combat would be fought inside cities and such."

Crystal, given the significantly greater dimensions of Cyrvadia itself in relation to Earth, how can you explain the phyique of the Cyrvan race? And if the case is that the density of the planet is much less than that of Earth per unit area, isn't Cyrvadia rather lacking in mineral resources? Heavy metals and industral resources tend to be rather massive elements, after all.
"Eeeeh, you want me to explain why Cyrvans and Terrans look alike? It's a mystery of this universe.
Cyrvadia is/was pretty abundant in mineral resources actually. Also, gravity on Cyrvadia is 0.93 compared to Earth."

To anyone with command level access:
How is the total cost of supplying and outfitting the Guardian Angel per sortie compared with a CSA or LSF ship in a similar role?
"About 10% more than outfitting a LSF Champion class. This is mostly due to the additional costs of accommodating CSA equipment."

To the Cyvrans:
1) You all appear to come from Cyvra, leaving me to wonder how high the ratio of officers and crew from Desa is...

2) If you are in command of a fighting unit: How hard was the competition is each of your classes for the "command spot"?
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"Competition? Surely you jest.

What do you base your assumption that everyone is from Cyrvadia on?"

I don't believe the Cyrvans would surrender. At least Isa won't.
...right, Isa?
"Surrendering becomes an option when every beam emitter is burned out and every missile has been fired. Until then I expect everyone of my crew to fight until their last breath.

Alas I do not speak for every Cyrvan."

Speaking of civilian injuries and terrible damage....

Isa and Crystal: What are your opinions about "collateral damage"? You know what I mean. What is in your opinion "collateral damage?"
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Harming Civilian and non combatants should be avoided in all cases."

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"There is no such thing as collateral damage when a goal needs to be achieved."

Maybe one of the winged ones had a vision about the Hertak and thus made sure Crystal would have the means to rescue the Coordi Queen ;)
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2421/crystalc.png)
"Some of them did, but the 'LSF does not act on vague premonitions and dreams of mystery angels'
At least, that's one of the many stories I heard going about after the Hertak retreated back to their own space."

Although, I do have some questions myself...Crystal once said information on CSA stuff was classified, but I'm going to throw a wrench into a bush and ask. Is the Aestival shieldless, to improve on it's stealth? Shield energy/entire theory of shielding/shield generators might have detectable signatures or somethingy.
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"It's still classified. But no, that is not the reason."



Quote
I'm not comparing the mecha modes, because the Aestival's based on the GM.
That ship is known as a 'QT-ARMS', named Star Slyph. I suppose Spoon derived the Aestival from it
Yes and Yes (well technically it was the Hazel, but that's just a glorified GM with a Gundam head attached to it). also I can't draw to save my life.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on May 25, 2011, 08:56:50 am
Isa: What do you think of the "winged ones"?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on May 25, 2011, 09:11:51 am
To any Cyrvan who is willing to answer:
How are the members of the 10 circles chosen and how long does one of them stay "in office" untill they have to either get chosen again or abdicate?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 25, 2011, 10:39:13 am
"Surrendering becomes an option when every beam emitter is burned out and every missile has been fired. Until then I expect everyone of my crew to fight until their last breath.

Alas I do not speak for every Cyrvan."
And then you realize you are commanding a very, VERY big solid slug that can do a lot of damage if steered in the right direction: "RAMMING SPEED!"
Unless that's 'so crude, only a Terran would do it'?

"There is no such thing as collateral damage when a goal needs to be achieved."
:yes:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: PsychoLandlord on May 25, 2011, 01:07:19 pm
Maybe you should ask Crystal how the Aestival transforms? (Because this should be put in the WoD discussion topic, haha.)

Probably should have just done that in the first place, shouldn't I?

To any Cyrvan, are you allowed to go into detail about the transformation process of the Aestival, and if so, how is it done?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 26, 2011, 07:44:04 am
Hmm, Cyrvans are really, really unique from all the responses I gather. Really interesting. Urban combat, hmm...I suppose the CSA wouldn't mind if the LSF deployed their tanks on the fields and open grounds before a major Cyrvan city/control center/forward outpost, and let them get slaughtered if a Cyrvan vanguard had prepare a planet for exploitation (if the government orders...)/establish a foothold and there were hostiles from ground and space, when both the LSF and CSA having not secured orbit and land yet?




My bad if the whole idea is a bit foolish, I'm just really curious how well the two factions would work together for a common good/assist each other.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 26, 2011, 08:35:33 am
How do terrans pass the time when not in combat? Other than Misuzu playing video games in her fighter's cockpit, that is.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on May 26, 2011, 08:40:40 am
One of them is probably checking the local bounties and markets for a quick opportunity to make money I suppose :lol:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on May 26, 2011, 10:02:37 am
How do terrans pass the time when not in combat? Other than Misuzu playing video games in her fighter's cockpit, that is.
Someone is probably in the process of writing a slashfic to answer this question.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on May 28, 2011, 04:35:40 pm
At frist I would like to apologize for the obvious rudeness of other questions already asked (if you didn't know asking a woman her age is actually considered a transgession against the social norm in some terran cultures).
I am offended at the suggestion of the possibility of being one of your kind!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on May 30, 2011, 06:00:54 am
Any:

Does anybody have some steam pictures of Isa to share

Will pay in souls
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on May 30, 2011, 06:34:19 am
The person who is the origin of Crystal steam.jpg might!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Veers on May 30, 2011, 07:27:00 am
Crystal is pretty dreamy... *sighs....*

(inhale and Exhale......)

*sighs...*  :nervous:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on May 30, 2011, 09:18:26 am
Messenger 25 says: (messenger 24 told me this, who got this form messenger 23, ...., was told by Enigmatic Entity who is very far away)

So, if you hide the ears on a Cyrvan and a Terran, they are pretty similar...there must be some Cyrvans who think there a lot of "pretty" Terrans out there...

Snail, you've already been on trial...I'm sure (trying to) access classified information will attract some attention... ;)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on May 30, 2011, 01:05:17 pm
Snail, you've already been on trial...I'm sure (trying to) access classified information will attract some attention... ;)
I dont care its worth it
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on May 30, 2011, 07:05:32 pm
Any:

Does anybody have some steam pictures of Isa to share

Will pay in souls

Anyone who tried would probably would never live to tell the story. =p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 30, 2011, 07:54:05 pm
Does anybody have some steam pictures of Isa to share
I'm pretty sure someone as high ranking as her has better things to do with her time than playing online games.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on May 30, 2011, 08:04:26 pm
Does anybody have some steam pictures of Isa to share
I'm pretty sure someone as high ranking as her has better things to do with her time than playing online games.
And what does a person having pictures of them taken after showering have to do with playing online games? :blah:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on May 30, 2011, 08:12:07 pm
Oops, wrong steam :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on May 31, 2011, 11:28:48 am
Any Cyrvan wishing to answer:
Does your race have any kind of extreme sports? Tell me about them. :)

Any Terran wishing to answer:
Uh, same question as above.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on May 31, 2011, 11:29:51 am
The Nordera probably have a lot of Extreme sports.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on May 31, 2011, 11:35:52 am
Well I didn't ask the Nordera.  They can die.  They are good at doing that.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on May 31, 2011, 11:40:06 am
Well I didn't ask the Nordera.  They can die.  They are good at doing that.
That's probably one of their extreme sports.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on May 31, 2011, 04:34:28 pm
Yes, but extreme sports is not limited to bloodsports, which probably comprises the whole of Norderan sports.  I seek a broader search criteria and wish to exclude Norderan sports from the search.

I see too much of Norderan mortality each and every time I take so much as a glance into the WoD universe to really consider interest in their sports.  It's almost sad.


I'm going to attempt to cry tears now.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on June 08, 2011, 08:33:23 pm
Isa: What do you think of the "winged ones"?

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1461/isaneutral.png)
"As a commanding officer in the CSA, I'm afraid I cannot speak my full mind on this matter. So it is probably better that I do not give an answer to your current phrased question at all."

To any Cyrvan who is willing to answer:
How are the members of the 10 circles chosen and how long does one of them stay "in office" untill they have to either get chosen again or abdicate?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.pn)
"Members from the 10th up to the 6th circles are elected democratically and serve for a period of 10 years. There are no clear written rules for the upper circles. Some times they just elected someone from the 6th circle by majority vote. Some times someone gets in by some extraordinary feat and so forth."

Probably should have just done that in the first place, shouldn't I?

To any Cyrvan, are you allowed to go into detail about the transformation process of the Aestival, and if so, how is it done?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"I could tell you the very technical details but you probably wouldn't understand.
As Destiny speculated however, the cockpit folds down and the head extends from the hull. The rest is magitech so I don't have to explain ****."

How do terrans pass the time when not in combat? Other than Misuzu playing video games in her fighter's cockpit, that is.
"Terrans in general or Terran LSF pilots?"

Messenger 25 says: (messenger 24 told me this, who got this form messenger 23, ...., was told by Enigmatic Entity who is very far away)

So, if you hide the ears on a Cyrvan and a Terran, they are pretty similar...there must be some Cyrvans who think there a lot of "pretty" Terrans out there...
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"100 bucks if you find me a Cyrvan who will admit to that!"

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6407/dawnohho.png)
"I bet I could mind crush a Cyrvan from 100 yards away."

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"That was totally unrelated to the question."

Any Cyrvan wishing to answer:
Does your race have any kind of extreme sports? Tell me about them. :)

Any Terran wishing to answer:
Uh, same question as above.
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Extreme sports huh...
Well I suppose Low G building jumping without safety gear could be considered one...
maybe?

Why would you want to put your life at risk like that anyway?"

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"I've done Orbital dropping a few times. Let me tell you, it's bloody awesome.
All you've got is your dropshield, which is a large metal plate that can withstand atmospheric re-entry (it's really advanced actually) and your heat resistant space suit. You start from low orbit, slowly get caught by gravity and then you surf your way down. Let me tell you, things get really heated!"
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 08, 2011, 09:12:32 pm
I...never expected Crystal to say something like that, hehe.

Looks like Justice never got bored during all the 14 years, ehh~
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on June 08, 2011, 09:21:22 pm
For anyone: We never saw an atmospheric entry sequence. Do/can spacecraft jump into an atmosphere safely? Do they normally power in with the whole flame-y reentry thing, unpowered flame-y reentry, or some sort of slower method? Are they capable of all of the above, or only some of them?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on June 09, 2011, 01:25:31 am
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"I've done Orbital dropping a few times. Let me tell you, it's bloody awesome.
All you've got is your dropshield, which is a large metal plate that can withstand atmospheric re-entry (it's really advanced actually) and your heat resistant space suit. You start from low orbit, slowly get caught by gravity and then you surf your way down. Let me tell you, things get really heated!"


Holy ****!

Any Cyrvan:
I've read about the sizes of the ship classes. What is the biggest vessel the CSA possess?

Any terran:
Same question: The biggest LSF ship?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 09, 2011, 01:30:18 am
I bet it's the (League-Cyrvan Star) LCS Spoon!

On a related note, how did the Emetal conflict go?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on June 09, 2011, 03:00:00 am
For anyone: We never saw an atmospheric entry sequence. Do/can spacecraft jump into an atmosphere safely? Do they normally power in with the whole flame-y reentry thing, unpowered flame-y reentry, or some sort of slower method? Are they capable of all of the above, or only some of them?

There was a moment in the early stages of the mod where we see a bad guy warship jump into the planets atmosphere and promptly explode because of it.  lkike you dont know about the rest.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on June 09, 2011, 03:15:13 am
And one of the pilots commented about that too, something about jumping into atmosphere carrying a good chance of a reactor overload. They also said the Skirmisher that jumped in to blow up the battleaxe was very reckless for jumping into the atmosphere.
Which naturally brings me to the next question to anyone willing to answer:

Are Cyrvan jumpdrives advanced enough to savely jump into an Atmosphere?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on June 09, 2011, 05:52:47 am
"Terrans in general or Terran LSF pilots?"
Both.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on June 09, 2011, 07:09:50 am

Messenger 25 says: (messenger 24 told me this, who got this form messenger 23, ...., was told by Enigmatic Entity who is very far away)

So, if you hide the ears on a Cyrvan and a Terran, they are pretty similar...there must be some Cyrvans who think there a lot of "pretty" Terrans out there...
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"100 bucks if you find me a Cyrvan who will admit to that!"

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6407/dawnohho.png)
"I bet I could mind crush a Cyrvan from 100 yards away."

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"That was totally unrelated to the question."


Misuzu, you obviously haven't heard about the immitation Cyrvan ears, just imagine Dawn with a pair of those walking in a Cyrvan city ;) Especially the "male" Cyrvans...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on June 09, 2011, 07:58:19 am
Misuzu, you obviously haven't heard about the immitation Cyrvan ears, just imagine Dawn with a pair of those walking in a Cyrvan city ;) Especially the "male" Cyrvans...

I dunno, I bet they would be able to tell the ears were fake.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on June 09, 2011, 02:48:45 pm
I dunno, I bet they would be able to tell the ears were fake.

This is centuries ahead, man, we could get fully functional cloned prosthetic ears that look Cyrvan if we wanted I bet.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 09, 2011, 02:52:19 pm
I dunno, I bet they would be able to tell the ears were fake.

This is centuries ahead, man, we could get fully functional cloned prosthetic ears that look Cyrvan if we wanted I bet.
I want to see bunny ears...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on June 09, 2011, 02:54:58 pm
Japan has emotion-sensing cat ear props now. :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on June 09, 2011, 06:01:32 pm
They don't make the wearer believe she is an actual catgirl. That technology has a long way to go yet.
Fortunately, by Misuzu's time, they will do that, and then she can slip one to Crystal...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on June 09, 2011, 06:24:11 pm
They don't make the wearer believe she is an actual catgirl. That technology has a long way to go yet.
Fortunately, by Misuzu's time, they will do that, and then she can slip one to Crystal...

The squick in this sentence will result in a visit from an Aestival in 3...2...1...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on June 09, 2011, 06:49:40 pm
They don't make the wearer believe she is an actual catgirl. That technology has a long way to go yet.
Fortunately, by Misuzu's time, they will do that, and then she can slip one to Crystal...
Hence, prop. As I said.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 09, 2011, 09:42:15 pm
Cuteness overload is bad sometimes because you can't concentrate on flying, hehe.

They don't make the wearer believe she is an actual catgirl. That technology has a long way to go yet.
Fortunately, by Misuzu's time, they will do that, and then she can slip one to Crystal...

The squick in this sentence will result in a visit from an Aestival in 3...2...1...
It's a direct hit! (http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww286/TSADestiny/WoD/A6.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on June 09, 2011, 10:09:21 pm
But, unfortunately, 'ricochet'
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on June 10, 2011, 08:40:08 am
It's a direct hit! (http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww286/TSADestiny/WoD/A6.jpg)

Well, I sure wouldn't like to be Crystal wingleader in that offense...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 10, 2011, 08:51:31 am
I heard Axe or someone mention a 'Firefly' in one of the early briefings (maybe M2), what is it...?

It's a direct hit! (http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww286/TSADestiny/WoD/A6.jpg)

Well, I sure wouldn't like to be Crystal wingleader in that offense...
Unless you've played it (attached to Aestival vs Terran fighter thread) and actually boosted ahead of the other wings while they're unleashing Malachyye Missile Massacre, nothing like that'll happen. And you're Azure 1, so don't worry.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on June 10, 2011, 11:06:50 am
I heard Axe or someone mention a 'Firefly' in one of the early briefings (maybe M2), what is it...?
Firefly is an LSF pilot.:D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 10, 2011, 11:09:32 am
Oh, damn. I saw 'Firefly' included in the mix of '...new generation heavy assault fighter, good old Hazel bombers' and stuff...must've mistaken.

Oh dang you typos.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Flak on June 15, 2011, 12:47:52 pm
Where can I see a male Cyrvan? I mean I just want to see how they look like, so don't get the wrong idea.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on June 15, 2011, 01:01:47 pm
Where can I see a male Cyrvan? I mean I just want to see how they look like, so don't get the wrong idea.

Late, I had the wrong idea when I finished reading the question, the clarification afterwards was omitted  :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on June 16, 2011, 09:42:00 am
Considering Cyrvans are elves in space, the only way to distinguish a flat chested female from an actual male is most likely by asking.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on June 16, 2011, 09:50:29 am
Were can you see them? Most likely on Cyrvania or any other of their colonies! :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on June 16, 2011, 12:15:45 pm
Considering Cyrvans are elves in space, the only way to distinguish a flat chested female from an actual male is most likely by asking.
I lol'd hard because its true.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Flak on June 17, 2011, 12:16:03 am
Wait, all Cyrvans are...flat?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on June 17, 2011, 12:21:35 am
Wait, all Cyrvans are...flat?

Hmmm, someone's blind.

/me points at Crystal's marvelous talent. :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 17, 2011, 03:33:08 am
Wait, all Cyrvans are...flat?

Hmmm, someone's blind.

/me points at Crystal's marvelous talent. :p
Yeah, look at Crystal steam.jpeg! We're dead men though.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on June 17, 2011, 09:47:27 am
Wait, all Cyrvans are...flat?
Not all of them, but I'm sure there are some. And Terrans confuse them for males all the time.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Thaeris on June 17, 2011, 12:29:52 pm
I assume it would be similar to other humans amongst yourself, however. I think everyone has had moments where it was necessary to pause for a moment to determine if someone was male or female for any reason such as hair or facial configuration if the gender wasn't immediately apparent.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 17, 2011, 12:45:05 pm
I assume it would be similar to other humans amongst yourself, however. I think everyone has had moments where it was necessary to pause for a moment to determine if someone was male or female for any reason such as hair or facial configuration if the gender wasn't immediately apparent.
Androgynous Cyrvans wouldn't be far-fetched, but I think Spoon'll draw 'em clear enough.


(Reminds me, I wonder if Luna has any at all, like Crystal's...would be impolite to ask, no?)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on June 17, 2011, 12:57:38 pm
I assume it would be similar to other humans amongst yourself, however. I think everyone has had moments where it was necessary to pause for a moment to determine if someone was male or female for any reason such as hair or facial configuration if the gender wasn't immediately apparent.
Androgynous Cyrvans wouldn't be far-fetched, but I think Spoon'll draw 'em clear enough.


(Reminds me, I wonder if Luna has any at all, like Crystal's...would be impolite to ask, no?)
Eh hello Luna. I like you. Really. You're mysterious and not as arrogant as the usual cyrvans. Rather, you're the most awesome cyrvan character in WoD.
You know, I have a friend. He likes you too. I want to ask a question because he does not dare to ask.
How big is your bust?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on June 17, 2011, 05:10:29 pm
Cue Deadly dying of a cuteness related heart attack.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on June 17, 2011, 06:23:07 pm
Cue Deadly dying of a cuteness related heart attack.


"HNNNNNG" ?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on June 18, 2011, 02:40:33 am
How big is your bust?

Rumiko's Reply: I don't think about such thing,s and neither should you.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on June 18, 2011, 07:26:39 am
Oh come on it's not like he was talking about whether Fura'ngle can reproduce with Terran females.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on June 18, 2011, 08:54:50 am
Do Fura'ngle even have two genders (or just one, or more)?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on June 22, 2011, 07:09:52 am
For anyone: We never saw an atmospheric entry sequence. Do/can spacecraft jump into an atmosphere safely? Do they normally power in with the whole flame-y reentry thing, unpowered flame-y reentry, or some sort of slower method? Are they capable of all of the above, or only some of them?
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"Every vessel with a working shield generator should be capable of direct atmospheric entry. Doing a jump into the atmosphere can be done relatively safely if enough calculations are done before hand. Calculations that take every factor into account and bring the risk close to zero usuall take around one to three hours.
I doubt the Nordera have any concept of this."

And one of the pilots commented about that too, something about jumping into atmosphere carrying a good chance of a reactor overload. They also said the Skirmisher that jumped in to blow up the battleaxe was very reckless for jumping into the atmosphere.
Which naturally brings me to the next question to anyone willing to answer:

Are Cyrvan jumpdrives advanced enough to savely jump into an Atmosphere?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"As long as you don't try to jump it into a gas giant, yes."

"Terrans in general or Terran LSF pilots?"
Both.
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"I dont think there is too much difference between entertainment. Our games are only 100 times more advanced!"

Do Fura'ngle even have two genders (or just one, or more)?
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"They are walking, talking and singing rocks. What do you expect?"

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6407/dawnohho.png)
"Perhaps a better question is: What are you hoping for?"

Any Cyrvan:
I've read about the sizes of the ship classes. What is the biggest vessel the CSA possess?

Any terran:
Same question: The biggest LSF ship?
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
The flagship of the 1st Order, Ayass Star. It is around 2800 meters in length but it is currently undergoing refits.

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"If I recall correctly the largest LSF ship is currently the 3rd fleet's flagship, which is an altered Knight class ship. Though I heard there's a larger ship in construction for the 2nd fleet."

Considering Cyrvans are elves in space, the only way to distinguish a flat chested female from an actual male is most likely by asking.
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2098/emizer.png)
"You Terrans seem to have some serious misconceptions..."

Eh hello Luna. I like you. Really. You're mysterious and not as arrogant as the usual cyrvans. Rather, you're the most awesome cyrvan character in WoD.
You know, I have a friend. He likes you too. I want to ask a question because he does not dare to ask.
How big is your bust?

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"I'd say it's a B."

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"Nuh uh, definitely A."

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"I do not claim to be an expert, but if I were to venture a guess I would say C."

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"That's because you are a man, you see things that are not there."

And now because of popular demand: http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/5310/lunabubbles.png
Spoiler:
Took Axem 900 hours in paint
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on June 22, 2011, 07:17:32 am
Eh hello Luna. I like you. Really. You're mysterious and not as arrogant as the usual cyrvans. Rather, you're the most awesome cyrvan character in WoD.
You know, I have a friend. He likes you too. I want to ask a question because he does not dare to ask.
How big is your bust?

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"I'd say it's a B."

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"Nuh uh, definitely A."

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"I do not claim to be an expert, but if I were to venture a guess I would say C."

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"That's because you are a man, you see things that are not there."

And now because of popular demand: http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/5310/lunabubbles.png
Spoiler:
Took Axem 900 hours in paint
Well, girls have to know that:D

Yeaaah, Lunabubbles!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Veers on June 22, 2011, 07:21:22 am
+1 for bubbles :)

Hey uhh... Crystal..,

Just wondering if your free sometime?, just for.. you know, a general chat. I would prefer somewhere that isnt classified beyond my clearance though.., that is umm, if you actually have free time.

You do get some time to yourself right?, would be a bit.. unusual, for someone in charge not to have some time.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on June 22, 2011, 08:30:42 am
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6151/misuzugrin2.png)
"They are walking, talking and singing rocks. What do you expect?"
I expect a rock to do nothing at all, so when a rock walks, talks and sings I'd like to know how. But since the only contacts with the Fura'ngle I know of have been in open combat, I guess that information is hard to get by. Did the Cordi pass along any information about the Fura'ngles biology... geology... you know... how they tick.

But since you mentioned singing: Where did you hear a Fura'ngle sing? Did you record it, or can you at least describe it?

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6407/dawnohho.png)
"Perhaps a better question is: What are you hoping for?"
What I was hoping for? A straight answer I guess....
And a bit of insight into how it's even possible for a rock to walk, talk, sing and reproduce.

But if you meant that question the way it sounded, you have quite a dirty mind. Unlike Veers I consider this thread a source of information, not an intergalactic/intertime dating service :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 22, 2011, 10:32:21 am
I have...entirely no words to say at the latest responses...(Luna must be Jewel 2 right now, dang.)

Onore, Spoon. Onore! Bubbles...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on June 22, 2011, 11:06:13 am
"You Terrans seem to have some serious misconceptions..."
Yeah. For example, thinking all space elves are pretty.

Guys, we have to drop that, very quick.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 22, 2011, 12:19:56 pm
"You Terrans seem to have some serious misconceptions..."
Yeah. For example, thinking all space elves are pretty.

Guys, we have to drop that, very quick.
Don't you dare :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on June 22, 2011, 06:20:46 pm
+1 for bubbles :)

Hey uhh... Crystal..,

Just wondering if your free sometime?, just for.. you know, a general chat. I would prefer somewhere that isnt classified beyond my clearance though.., that is umm, if you actually have free time.

You do get some time to yourself right?, would be a bit.. unusual, for someone in charge not to have some time.
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8726/crystalblush.png)
"D-doushio..."


I expect a rock to do nothing at all, so when a rock walks, talks and sings I'd like to know how. But since the only contacts with the Fura'ngle I know of have been in open combat, I guess that information is hard to get by. Did the Cordi pass along any information about the Fura'ngles biology... geology... you know... how they tick.
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7609/misuzupondering.png)
"It's a mystery."

But since you mentioned singing: Where did you hear a Fura'ngle sing? Did you record it, or can you at least describe it?
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3726/personamisuzu.png)
"It's the way they 'talk', it sounds like they are singing on a melody only they seem to be hearing. Some of them sound like a crystal glass vibrating.
The smaller among the Fura'ngle tend to talk on frequencies above 21000hz... good thing we have translation computers."

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/679/isa54.png)
"The small ones are quite unpleasant to listen to..."

What I was hoping for? A straight answer I guess....
And a bit of insight into how it's even possible for a rock to walk, talk, sing and reproduce.

But if you meant that question the way it sounded, you have quite a dirty mind. Unlike Veers I consider this thread a source of information, not an intergalactic/intertime dating service :P
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"Hanging out with these people must have rubbed off on me..."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on June 22, 2011, 08:40:40 pm
So what's the hearing range of space elf ears?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 22, 2011, 10:17:23 pm
Crystal, you can speak the Terran language of Japanese?! (Not unexpected given the theme of WoD :P)

On the topic of the Fura'ngle anyway - So huge ones are loud, booming glass cannons? What size do the two known Fura'ngle fighters fall into, and the Adasya? They both make very, very deadly sounds when expressing their words. Lasers and beam sounds, that is...



And Dawn, it's not a bad thing no matter who says it, mmm.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on June 22, 2011, 11:33:26 pm
Crystal, you can speak the Terran language of Japanese?! (Not unexpected given the theme of WoD :P)

She was rooming with Misuzu at the Academy after all...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on June 22, 2011, 11:38:01 pm
And now because of popular demand: http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/5310/lunabubbles.png
Spoiler:
Took Axem 900 hours in paint

Oh u, Spoon.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Eratharon on June 23, 2011, 02:24:02 am
I have a question for Luna: May I ask, what color are your eyes?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Veers on June 23, 2011, 03:45:37 am
But if you meant that question the way it sounded, you have quite a dirty mind. Unlike Veers I consider this thread a source of information, not an intergalactic/intertime dating service :P

Oi, not hitting on her.. (much). I just get really muddled and flustered around certain, beautiful women. Thats all.  :nervous:

But anyway, I am... learning a few interesting things :) , like what doushio means.

-----

So Crystal, how many languages do you speak?, or do you have a particular favourite among the Terran (I guess, Ancient) languages?

Are there specific traits that you find interest in?, such as the flow of the spoken language?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on June 24, 2011, 01:34:03 pm
There are probably also some notable ancient Cyrvan languages as well..
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Hartzaden on June 24, 2011, 08:13:58 pm
Wait, all Cyrvans are...flat?

Hmmm, someone's blind.

/me points at Crystal's marvelous talent. :p
Yeah, look at Crystal steam.jpeg! We're dead men though.

and i still havent seen this pic

anyway. to anyone to who  knows.   

are there any terrans that are citizens or have citizenship in the CSA 
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on June 25, 2011, 01:37:18 am
Considering there are Cyrvan/Human hybrids I suppose that (or the other way round) is the case.
As for the picture, it's in the WoD_Visuals.vp in the Interface folder, along with the loading screens, backgrounds and some other pictures.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Hartzaden on June 25, 2011, 02:42:57 am
is there any specal editer i need to open the VP file
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on June 25, 2011, 02:43:54 am
is there any specal editer i need to open the VP file

Vpview32 is a good tool to open VP files.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on June 25, 2011, 03:00:16 am
is there any specal editer i need to open the VP file


No, no there isn't...Just MSPaint ;)

(VP = very pretty...)  :nervous:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on June 26, 2011, 08:49:41 pm
It can't be too late to feel sorry for Crystal having to sift through all the Terran erotic fantasies of her in this thread..
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on June 27, 2011, 05:13:38 am
It can't be too late to feel sorry for Crystal having to sift through all the Terran erotic fantasies of her in this thread..

I've been doing it for awhile, but thought it best not to remind her...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on June 28, 2011, 03:50:30 am
It can't be too late to feel sorry for Crystal having to sift through all the Terran erotic fantasies of her in this thread..

Erotic fantasies? Not everyone thinks in this way... :)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on June 28, 2011, 05:38:37 am
That's an odd fetish, too. She's old enough to be your mother.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 28, 2011, 06:56:09 am
That's an odd fetish, too. She's old enough to be your mother.
Oh hush you lot, looking young is enough for me.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Veers on June 28, 2011, 08:10:25 am
Contrary to popular belief, I am not having erotic fantasies with/about or involving Crystal or any female WoD pilot. (Yet... they could start now, thanks you lot...)

That's an odd fetish, too. She's old enough to be your mother.
Oh hush you lot, looking young is enough for me.

Never actually thought about it that way (for obvious reasons, see above), but looks are very decieving in this case. But I might just agree with Destiny, cause that is a good point.

*Wonders away to a nearby seat*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on June 28, 2011, 10:52:57 am
So what's the hearing range of space elf ears?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"On average between 80hz and 21,700hz"

Crystal, you can speak the Terran language of Japanese?! (Not unexpected given the theme of WoD :P)
So Crystal, how many languages do you speak?, or do you have a particular favourite among the Terran (I guess, Ancient) languages?

Are there specific traits that you find interest in?, such as the flow of the spoken language?
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2421/crystalc.png)
"I can speak and write Terran Standard, Cyrvan Common, Yehio basic and its offshoot dialect. Aside from that I have a basic grasp on Cyrvan Talvar, Terran Dutch (though I believe that is mostly a dead language these days) and the few Terran Japanese words Misuzu uses a lot."

On the topic of the Fura'ngle anyway - So huge ones are loud, booming glass cannons? What size do the two known Fura'ngle fighters fall into, and the Adasya? They both make very, very deadly sounds when expressing their words. Lasers and beam sounds, that is...
"Yes, the really large shards tend to have loud bass voices, they are also the most likely candidates to be 'piloting' the Fura'ngle capital ships."

I have a question for Luna: May I ask, what color are your eyes?
  (http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3508/lunaf.png)
"A deep wonderful purple."

anyway. to anyone to who  knows.   

are there any terrans that are citizens or have citizenship in the CSA
Considering there are Cyrvan/Human hybrids I suppose that (or the other way round) is the case.
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Certainly, though the requirements for citizenship are pretty strict. So immigration numbers are still relatively small."

It can't be too late to feel sorry for Crystal having to sift through all the Terran erotic fantasies of her in this thread..

I've been doing it for awhile, but thought it best not to remind her...
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/694/crystalsigh.png)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on June 28, 2011, 11:14:23 am
I have a question for Luna: May I ask, what color are your eyes?
  (http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3508/lunaf.png)
"A deep wonderful purple."
Wow, you have marvelous eyes....

And I feel sorry for you, Crystal, terrans are sometimes odd, aren't we?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 28, 2011, 11:30:12 am
Ooh, Crystal sighed! And yeah, Luna does have pretty eyes...now off with the helmet!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on June 28, 2011, 11:31:02 am
/me quietly slips Crystal some Fanboi-B-Gon.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on June 28, 2011, 11:08:27 pm
Ooh, Crystal sighed! And yeah, Luna does have pretty eyes...now off with the helmet!

Geez, you guys are so forceful. :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Hartzaden on June 29, 2011, 12:29:55 am
i have to admit luna i would like to see you without you flight mask on.  i bet you have a cute face to go with those beautiful eyes.

and back to crystal.  what are the requirements for immigrating.  i would like to know.  give myself something to work towards once this damn war is over and us soldiers get to go home.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on June 29, 2011, 05:38:19 am
So, Luna/Crystal, have you two managed to wrangle any time with the next generation Terran fighters that are coming out? If so, what did you think of them in comparison to your own race's strike craft?

Also: Destiny, your comment in the latest derail by Trolltutta in response to me made me laugh. Good one mate  :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on June 29, 2011, 07:44:40 am
To any Terran/Cyrvan:
Have engagements with Armageddon-class vessels changed current war doctrines?
What do you think your respective races will develop with the specific role of countering them: faster bombers to be deployed in large quantities, bigger, heavily armed bombers with really powerful bombs, or going Inferno (large warships capable of taking them one-on-one)?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on June 29, 2011, 08:03:07 am
To any Terran/Cyrvan:
Have engagements with Armageddon-class vessels changed current war doctrines?
What do you think your respective races will develop with the specific role of countering them: faster bombers to be deployed in large quantities, bigger, heavily armed bombers with really powerful bombs, or going Inferno (large warships capable of taking them one-on-one)?
Or long range beams? And what about the experimental Divine Buster technology?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on June 29, 2011, 08:40:00 am
I'm pretty sure Cyrvans have no problems dealing with Armageddons due to their immense shielding and all-around beam superiority, and the CSA military doctrine of maneuver warfare by shock jumping all over the place due to their superior Starlance drives...I'll ask this question to a Cyrvan, yeah.


And Ravenholme, you were really, really right on that. My heart was shattered by the direct hit and I was depressed for a second :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on June 29, 2011, 11:26:14 am
Or long range beams? And what about the experimental Divine Buster technology?

Long range beams included in the 'going Inferno' part. Also, Nanohaverse vs Inferno. Who. Is. BEAMIEST
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on June 29, 2011, 01:21:52 pm
Also, Nanohaverse vs Inferno. Who. Is. BEAMIEST

Gun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLjIqPbHUIk)dam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBDDhd4L-IQ#t=1m30s)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on June 29, 2011, 01:24:31 pm
Also, Nanohaverse vs Inferno. Who. Is. BEAMIEST

Gundam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLjIqPbHUIk)
Gundam & Conquer: Seed Alert
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on June 29, 2011, 02:33:09 pm
Long range beams included in the 'going Inferno' part. Also, Nanohaverse vs Inferno. Who. Is. BEAMIEST

Inferno by a landslide, shockingly.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on June 29, 2011, 02:52:50 pm
Also, Nanohaverse vs Inferno. Who. Is. BEAMIEST

Gun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLjIqPbHUIk)dam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBDDhd4L-IQ#t=1m30s)
Seeing a whole ****boat of pulsed beam weapons but very few beams with the behavior used in FS2. The Gigas probably fires more beams than I saw in the entire video.
And I mean the shooping beams, not pew pew beams.

However in hindsight (Brief glances would be seen but animators wouldn't waste their time actually showing it in detail), Macross had four million Zentraedi (True beam fetishists) warships attacking Earth.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Eratharon on June 29, 2011, 03:04:14 pm
I have a question for Luna: May I ask, what color are your eyes?
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3508/lunaf.png)
"A deep wonderful purple."

You have beautiful eyes, I think purple suit you. Thanks for answering.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on June 29, 2011, 03:07:24 pm
Also, Nanohaverse vs Inferno. Who. Is. BEAMIEST

Gun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLjIqPbHUIk)dam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBDDhd4L-IQ#t=1m30s)
Even the (not shown in this video) Raiser sword - or however it's called when the Quan[T] does it - can't really compare in diameter with the Hertak main beams (or BFRed). The Memento Mori beams and the main beam turret of the Celestial Being (as in the ship, not the organisation) might be a different matter though.

Edit: Oops... forgot the 't in "can't compare"
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AtomicClucker on June 29, 2011, 03:10:37 pm
Also, Nanohaverse vs Inferno. Who. Is. BEAMIEST

Gundam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLjIqPbHUIk)
Gundam & Conquer: Seed Alert

Gah! Gundam Seed should stay in the lowest depths of hell, and this is coming from a UC centric fanboi.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on June 29, 2011, 03:15:59 pm
Even the (not shown in this video) Raiser sword - or however it's called when the Quan[T] does it - can really compare in diameter with the Hertak main beams (or BFRed). The Memento Mori beams and the main beam turret of the Celestial Being (as in the ship, not the organisation) might be a different matter though.

The Quantum Sword is much, much bigger than the Raiser Sword. Had the ELS not distorted it, it could have cut that entire thing in half, and keep in mind that that planetoid was roughly the size of the moon.

But yes, the Veda Particle Beam and the Memento Mori are up there with the Hertak beams. I believe the Memento Mori took out a small country in a single shot at one point.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on June 30, 2011, 02:58:54 am
They talk as if the country was taken out, but the visuals "only" show a city destroyed, including the suburbs. And not the entire city was within the confines of the beam itself. The majority was wiped out by the explosion the laser caused and the following shockwave.
Incidentally it looked a lot like the FS1 animation of the Lucifer attacking Vasuda prime... a desert city hit by a massive beam and a shockwave ripping forth to take the "camera" out...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on July 04, 2011, 06:12:41 pm
To both Cryvan and Terran:

Am I the ONLY person who honestly believes the Hertak are compensating for something with their ships?

Isa, if you've ever seen Terran Anime, Movies, ECT. Was there ever a starship that made you want it?

For me, it was the SDF-1.

Also, were there any human created tactics that impress you or anything?

And last question..Have you read Sun Tzu's Art of War?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on July 04, 2011, 07:02:23 pm
In the CSA it's probably Crystal's Art of War, or Isa's Art of Subjugating Terrans :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on July 04, 2011, 07:06:52 pm
Isa: did you kill many terrans during the war
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on July 04, 2011, 08:53:22 pm
Lol. But I mean Sun Tzu's art of war, some aliens might find "Humans" Maxim of War fascinating, at least for ground battles. You have to admit, we are a tenacious as hell lot that can be REALLY Friggen stubborn.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Hartzaden on July 04, 2011, 10:36:35 pm
Isa: did you kill many terrans during the war

thats a question that is very impolite to ask a soldier.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on July 04, 2011, 11:04:45 pm
Isa: did you kill many terrans during the war

She isn't old enough to have been in the T-C War. Personally, I think you should add this gastropod to your hitlist Isa.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on July 05, 2011, 01:38:12 am
Lol, I think he's on there 5 times over by now... ;)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on July 05, 2011, 06:19:52 am
Yeah dude I debuted on that list at No. 1
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on July 05, 2011, 10:00:55 am
And 2, and 3, and 4...
It is a testament to human determination that you still breathe.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: MatthTheGeek on July 05, 2011, 10:09:10 am
You mean gasteropodish determination ?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 05, 2011, 02:27:24 pm
thats a question that is very impolite to ask a soldier.

And it's doubtful they'd actually know a number.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Snail on July 05, 2011, 02:56:40 pm
That was a yes or no question
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on July 05, 2011, 10:02:24 pm
Well, do you remember how many pieces of bread have you eaten in your life? Same answer.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 05, 2011, 10:14:16 pm
Well, do you remember how many pieces of bread have you eaten in your life? Same answer.

Notrly. Bread is less ambiguous.

It is entirely possible to kill someone in combat and be unaware of it; it is similarly possible to think someone dead and be wrong.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Eratharon on July 29, 2011, 05:24:07 am
I have a question for anyone who can answer. Do humans have any kind of technological advantage over cyrvans?

EDIT: And I mean ANYTHING like better coffee, medical care or something like that.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on July 29, 2011, 07:04:36 am
Hmmm...I wonder how the average Cyrvan would go in a 1v1 with a Terran...Fast reflexes may be great, but it appears Cyrvans can be pretty fragile. Of course, some peculiar Terrans reckon they can beat a Cyrvan with the power of their mind...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on July 29, 2011, 07:33:47 am
Hmmm...I wonder how the average Cyrvan would go in a 1v1 with a Terran...Fast reflexes may be great, but it appears Cyrvans can be pretty fragile. Of course, some peculiar Terrans reckon they can beat a Cyrvan with the power of their mind...
They avoid physical damage as most as possible.
Dawn would surely beat some Cyrvans with their mind I think....
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Veers on July 29, 2011, 07:45:47 am
To Dawn: Now that some time has passed, do you feel any more at ease/at home/comfortable with the major differences between your time and the present?. Understandably it is a hard experience, so how have you been coping with the changes up until now. ?

To Crystal: Does Isa have a warm(/fuzzy) side and does she show it often?. (if no), Is it even possible for her to have such a side?

To Isa: Apparently you have a hitlist, how many people are currently on it and how many are still.. kicking?


Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on July 30, 2011, 08:31:49 pm
better coffee
Yes I'm sure it can be fact that one race's coffee is better than the other race's coffee and not opinion.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on July 30, 2011, 08:35:09 pm
It could be more nutritous (lolwut), then it would be a fact.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 30, 2011, 09:42:27 pm
Relative caffeine content could also be measurably different.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on July 30, 2011, 10:23:34 pm
Cyrvans are too refined to drink coffee. They sip tea like true gents.

Or they drink the delicious tears from jealous terrans. The bastards.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on July 31, 2011, 11:54:22 am
Orphan Tears.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on August 06, 2011, 02:17:26 pm
I apologize to those that have asked questions recently and haven't had them answered yet.
I'm aware, but I've just been to busy doing 'stuff' and just failed to make time for an answer post.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on August 06, 2011, 02:21:07 pm
Who are you? We weren't talking to you, but to Misuzu, Crystal, Isa and the rest of the people from the WoD universe! :P

On a more serious note, don't worry about it. If it brings us WoD2 faster, I'm sure we are all happy about you doing "stuff" instead of answering questions. :yes:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on August 06, 2011, 03:11:42 pm
What happened to the members of the wing the Guardian Angel launched in while recharging its drives in Alpha Draconis before leaving the system, that first time Misuzu got to fly a Caliburn? You know, Fire, Crossfire, and one other guy who whose name had nothing to do with fire?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on August 06, 2011, 03:15:41 pm
If it brings us WoD2 faster, I'm sure we are all happy about you doing "stuff" instead of answering questions. :yes:
The girls are now training. Please wait warmly until they are ready.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on August 06, 2011, 10:35:21 pm
Ahhh, the nostalgia. When was that message lost, in Mountain of Faith?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on August 06, 2011, 10:38:55 pm
Ahhh, the nostalgia. When was that message lost, in Mountain of Faith?
Don't you mean, Unidentified Funnels Observatory? :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on August 06, 2011, 10:46:12 pm
Ahhh, the nostalgia. When was that message lost, in Mountain of Faith?
A few of them but I don't remember which ones.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on August 07, 2011, 12:39:42 am
Ahhh, the nostalgia. When was that message lost, in Mountain of Faith?

Yeah, it got replaced by the message "Girls are now praying..." I think... can't read kanji, but I do recognize "小女” ("girl"), so it's obviously not just "Now loading" like the English patches say.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on August 28, 2011, 08:16:49 pm
To a Cyrvan in the LCSF, IDC who:
There's this new gauntlet sim.  Your thoughts?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on September 02, 2011, 10:18:48 pm
Now imagine that, when I'm not wasting time talking to dumb people about manners on the other side of this fine forum. I can actually take some time to relay these answers from the other side of the universe! (a few questions will be answered later on)

So, Luna/Crystal, have you two managed to wrangle any time with the next generation Terran fighters that are coming out? If so, what did you think of them in comparison to your own race's strike craft?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Well on paper the Ray IV looks like a decent fighter, I've been too busy to fly it myself so I'm afraid I cannot give you a comparison."

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/5310/lunabubbles.png)
"I try to avoid flying Terran fighters if I can help it.

What are these bubbles doing here...?"

To any Terran/Cyrvan:
Have engagements with Armageddon-class vessels changed current war doctrines?
What do you think your respective races will develop with the specific role of countering them: faster bombers to be deployed in large quantities, bigger, heavily armed bombers with really powerful bombs, or going Inferno (large warships capable of taking them one-on-one)?
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"Terran capital ship focus has shifted from strong forward firepower dependant on formations to broadside firepower with improved jump mobility.
While Challengers and Skirmishers are capable of taking down an Armageddon with focused fire, it has proven to be extremely costly. Once a battlegroup commits to a take down, they either take the ship down or die trying. The new ship classes have secondary jump drives so they can get jump out if things go south."

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"The question should be, have the Hertak changed any of their war doctrines after encountering us."

I have a question for anyone who can answer. Do humans have any kind of technological advantage over cyrvans?

EDIT: And I mean ANYTHING like better coffee, medical care or something like that.
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/6223/helmetoff.png)
"We're far more advance in genetic research, definitely have better coffee and we make awesome pancakes."

To both Cryvan and Terran:

Am I the ONLY person who honestly believes the Hertak are compensating for something with their ships?

Isa, if you've ever seen Terran Anime, Movies, ECT. Was there ever a starship that made you want it?

For me, it was the SDF-1.

Also, were there any human created tactics that impress you or anything?

And last question..Have you read Sun Tzu's Art of War?
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"Definitely compensating for something.
Can't say I ever did.
Not really.
Again no."

In the CSA it's probably Crystal's Art of War, or Isa's Art of Subjugating Terrans :P
"I like that last one."

To Dawn: Now that some time has passed, do you feel any more at ease/at home/comfortable with the major differences between your time and the present?. Understandably it is a hard experience, so how have you been coping with the changes up until now. ?
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"It took me a while, but I've adapted.
Though I'm repeately being told that my jokes are racist or rude for some reason. I guess some things that are acceptable in one time frame are not in an other."

To Crystal: Does Isa have a warm(/fuzzy) side and does she show it often?. (if no), Is it even possible for her to have such a side?
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2421/crystalc.png)
"Hundred percent Tsun, zero percent dere"

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"I'm proud, you are getting the hang of this!"

(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2421/crystalc.png)
"..."

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1976/isa74.png)
"I have no idea what you are on about little sis."

To Isa: Apparently you have a hitlist, how many people are currently on it and how many are still.. kicking?
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"I'm afraid you have been misinformed. I do not let grudges accumulate long enough that I could make a list of them."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on September 02, 2011, 10:22:53 pm
"We're far more advance in genetic research, definitely have better coffee and we make awesome pancakes."
Yeeeaaahh buddy. :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 03, 2011, 04:16:24 am
"What are these bubbles doing here...?"

Did you just make your cockpit a bubble bath? Cyrvans sure are advanced.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on September 03, 2011, 07:38:24 am
Hmmm...I wonder how the average Cyrvan would go in a 1v1 with a Terran...Fast reflexes may be great, but it appears Cyrvans can be pretty fragile. Of course, some peculiar Terrans reckon they can beat a Cyrvan with the power of their mind...
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"On average a trained in hand to hand combat Terran will pretty much always win against a Cyrvan. Cyrvan's bodies are featherweight (especially the women) and their attacks have no weight behind them. At least not enough to knock out one of us. The most succesful strategy they have is attempting to dodge until the their opponent is out of breath and then using that chance to pummel them into submission."

What happened to the members of the wing the Guardian Angel launched in while recharging its drives in Alpha Draconis before leaving the system, that first time Misuzu got to fly a Caliburn? You know, Fire, Crossfire, and one other guy who whose name had nothing to do with fire?
"Still flying with the 1st JGASF."

To a Cyrvan in the LCSF, IDC who:
There's this new gauntlet sim.  Your thoughts?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Care to be a bit more specific? Which gauntlet sim are you talking about?"

and back to crystal.  what are the requirements for immigrating.  i would like to know.  give myself something to work towards once this damn war is over and us soldiers get to go home.
"As far as I know you have to be able to understand and speak the basics of our language so you can get around without the use of a translator. You also need to have a understanding of Cyrvan culture and mannerism. I believe they also screen you on your intelligence and I heard being good looking also helps...

Just for the record, I have no part in any of this."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on September 03, 2011, 12:47:11 pm
Screen for intelligence and looking good helps?
I think that crosses the line between arrogance and pettyness (is that even a word?)...
...crosses the line between being arrogant and being petty by quite a far margin.

My first criteria would be the criminal background (or hoprefully lack thereof) followed by language skills and mannerism on an equal basis. Maybe MAYBE a psychological evaluation of the persons tendency towards aggresiveness and/or violence, but never the looks or intelligence.
I mean how would you feel if your told "Sorry, but you are just too stupid and ugly to be allowed on our planet, but we do allow this highly intelligent and goodlooking murderer in."?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on September 03, 2011, 12:54:59 pm
You know, some things are implied even though they may be left out on the discussion.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on September 03, 2011, 03:27:50 pm
But in this case nothing at all was implyed. Maybe considered too obvious to mention, but certainly not implyed.
Either way, my comment about it being petty was in accordance to the intelligence tests and the looks and still stands as it is, even if they do consider criminality.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Hartzaden on September 03, 2011, 08:12:03 pm
Quote from:  Crystal
"As far as I know you have to be able to understand and speak the basics of our language so you can get around without the use of a translator. You also need to have a understanding of Cyrvan culture and mannerism. I believe they also screen you on your intelligence and I heard being good looking also helps...

Just for the record, I have no part in any of this."

good something to work for.  i guess all my scars i have acquired in the service wont score me points in the looks department :D. but the only difficulty i world see is speaking the language.

also as a terran if i did git citizenship would i be prohibited from joining a branch of your armed forces?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on September 04, 2011, 09:02:32 am
Quote from: Hartzaden
good something to work for.  i guess all my scars i have acquired in the service wont score me points in the looks department :D. but the only difficulty i world see is speaking the language.

also as a terran if i did git citizenship would i be prohibited from joining a branch of your armed forces?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Not prohibited but it is slightly uncommon. The majority of Terrans enlisting in the CSA end up as armed security details onboard ships or stationed planetside. It pays well and there is always a shortage of new recruits/volunteers (It's not a really popular job among Cyrvans)."

Quote from: -Norbert-
Screen for intelligence and looking good helps?
I think that crosses the line between arrogance and pettyness (is that even a word?)...
...crosses the line between being arrogant and being petty by quite a far margin.
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5830/personamisuzugrin.png)
"The Cyrvans are petty and arrogant?!
News at 11 as this story develops."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on September 04, 2011, 02:28:00 pm
Ooh, Isa likes my statement o:

Right...uhh...seeing how the Cyrvans don't really like to fight in close combat, does this mean the CSA's Marines, capture-that-enemy-ship-now-crew or etc. could potentially be mostly Terrans? (Hurray for symbiotic relationship~)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on September 06, 2011, 11:43:43 pm
Quote
Dawn: "I bet I could mind crush a Cyrvan from 100 yards away."

hey Dawny, what does this involve, and do you reckon you could take out Crystal?... ;) Can you do the same thing to Terrans?


"If you'll allow me on the technicals.
The standard Cleo-132 cockpit found in most LSF strike craft these days have three screens capable of handling resolutions up to 32768x32768. We stopped bothering with response times several decades ago. It's all somewhere in the range of 0.0001ms these days.
In addition to a 80x zoom, the cockpit indeed has the additional features you listed. While the advanced sensor variant can also pick up subspace waves and a whole list of extra things.
There is also the option to have 'screen in screen' windows, allowing the pilot to track up to 10 different targets (friend or foe) in smaller view screens. And it alerts the pilot when a hostile is targeting him."



So...all this technology and neural interface, etc, but it seems like you are wearing some kind of microphone...I would have thought Infi would be more advanced in that regard...or am I missing out on something here?... :)

and...um...doesn't that hair in your eye ever get annoying?


"On average a trained in hand to hand combat Terran will pretty much always win against a Cyrvan. Cyrvan's bodies are featherweight (especially the women) and their attacks have no weight behind them. At least not enough to knock out one of us. The most succesful strategy they have is attempting to dodge until the their opponent is out of breath and then using that chance to pummel them into submission."

hmmm.....or you could just stand still and face the Cyrvan while they dance all around you and run out of breath...  ;7 I wonder how they'd go in the Olympics... :drevil:

Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on September 07, 2011, 02:29:44 am

"If you'll allow me on the technicals.
The standard Cleo-132 cockpit found in most LSF strike craft these days have three screens capable of handling resolutions up to 32768x32768. We stopped bothering with response times several decades ago. It's all somewhere in the range of 0.0001ms these days.
In addition to a 80x zoom, the cockpit indeed has the additional features you listed. While the advanced sensor variant can also pick up subspace waves and a whole list of extra things.
There is also the option to have 'screen in screen' windows, allowing the pilot to track up to 10 different targets (friend or foe) in smaller view screens. And it alerts the pilot when a hostile is targeting him."



So...all this technology and neural interface, etc, but it seems like you are wearing some kind of microphone...I would have thought Infi would be more advanced in that regard...or am I missing out on something here?... :)

and...um...doesn't that hair in your eye ever get annoying?
The more interresting question to me is: All that technology and still you can get blinded by bright explosions and looking directly into the sun. Why didn't anyone bother to darken the view when you otherwise would be blinded? Considering LSF craft don't even have translucent cockpits and everything is shown on screens, that should be a quite trivial matter to do.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Eratharon on September 14, 2011, 01:16:11 am
I have a question for anyone who can answer. Do humans have any kind of technological advantage over cyrvans?

EDIT: And I mean ANYTHING like better coffee, medical care or something like that.
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/6223/helmetoff.png)
"We're far more advance in genetic research, definitely have better coffee and we make awesome pancakes."


Good, pancakes are the best so I'm not complaining  :). Does advenced genetic research make colonizing new planets easier?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on September 14, 2011, 01:32:33 am
I'm pretty sure genetic engineering among Terrans is illegal. Bad memories of the UEU and all...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on September 14, 2011, 01:40:21 am
to any Cyrvan, is their any aspect of Terran society, you would like to be apart of your own.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on September 14, 2011, 08:20:30 am
I'm pretty sure genetic engineering among Terrans is illegal. Bad memories of the UEU and all...
I'm not so sure about that. The problem with the UEU was that in effect they were a dictatorship forcing people to get modified, wether they liked it or not.
If it's on a strictly voluntary basis, with certain limits, I don't think there would be too many people opposed. There might be some genetic purist factions, but considering that thanks to the UEUs meddling there are as good as no genetically unmodified or "pure" Terrans left, their point of view would be hard to uphold.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Stormkeeper on September 18, 2011, 08:07:19 am
Can we have more Misuzu x Crystal, pl0x?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on September 18, 2011, 12:47:43 pm
Can we have more Misuzu x Crystal, pl0x?

Aw yyeeeeeaaaahhhhh.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on September 19, 2011, 09:49:59 am
To anyone willing to answer:
I have questions regarding finances. What kind of currencies are used WoD? Is it credits, or some actual currency with coins and banksnotes?
Do all Human systems share the same currency, or are they diverse?
What kind of currency are the Cyrvan using?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on September 21, 2011, 10:29:54 am
Right...uhh...seeing how the Cyrvans don't really like to fight in close combat, does this mean the CSA's Marines, capture-that-enemy-ship-now-crew or etc. could potentially be mostly Terrans? (Hurray for symbiotic relationship~)
  (http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1461/isaneutral.png)
"If a terran marine boarding team is available, then yes it is preferable that they do the job.
They are... better at it."

hey Dawny, what does this involve, and do you reckon you could take out Crystal?... ;) Can you do the same thing to Terrans?
(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6407/dawnohho.png)
"Oh I totally could.
I once made her right ear twitch uncontrollably as she was giving out orders to someone. That was funny up till the point she figured out it was my doing."

So...all this technology and neural interface, etc, but it seems like you are wearing some kind of microphone...I would have thought Infi would be more advanced in that regard...or am I missing out on something here?... :)
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/5610/dawncrying.png)
"Are you mocking my microphone? Surely you wouldn't be so cruel to make fun of my only trademark vintage NC0044 creative x732 headset?"

and...um...doesn't that hair in your eye ever get annoying?
"And now you are even making fun of my hair? What kind of monster are you?!"

hmmm.....or you could just stand still and face the Cyrvan while they dance all around you and run out of breath...  ;7 I wonder how they'd go in the Olympics... :drevil:
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2421/crystalc.png)
"We are fast runners and high jumpers. We would crush the Terran opposition in their silly sport events.

We just never tried."

The more interresting question to me is: All that technology and still you can get blinded by bright explosions and looking directly into the sun. Why didn't anyone bother to darken the view when you otherwise would be blinded? Considering LSF craft don't even have translucent cockpits and everything is shown on screens, that should be a quite trivial matter to do.
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/6223/helmetoff.png)
"You are totally right. What is up with that? Who designs these things?!"

to any Cyrvan, is their any aspect of Terran society, you would like to be apart of your own.
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Terrans are really hard workers and I feel thats because their society is always encouraging self improvement. I think we Cyrvans could stand to take a few lessons from that."

I'm pretty sure genetic engineering among Terrans is illegal. Bad memories of the UEU and all...
I'm not so sure about that. The problem with the UEU was that in effect they were a dictatorship forcing people to get modified, wether they liked it or not.
If it's on a strictly voluntary basis, with certain limits, I don't think there would be too many people opposed. There might be some genetic purist factions, but considering that thanks to the UEUs meddling there are as good as no genetically unmodified or "pure" Terrans left, their point of view would be hard to uphold.
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/6223/helmetoff.png)
"Yes, what -Norbert- said.
There's actually an interesting movement going on with people tracing back their family line origins and discovering that their ancestors had dark colored skins that were at one point forcefully engineered out by the UEU. And they are now having that trait engineered back into their family lines.
People of this time don't look back with much pride about the UEU's time of reign. Which is something Dawn hasn't quite grasped yet, ahaha~"

To anyone willing to answer:
I have questions regarding finances. What kind of currencies are used WoD? Is it credits, or some actual currency with coins and banksnotes?
Do all Human systems share the same currency, or are they diverse?
What kind of currency are the Cyrvan using?
"The UEU introduced the 'United Currency' or UC for short, which is a credit based system. We still use UC to this day and thankfully all systems opted to continue using it after the civil war, I can hardly imagine what kind of mess it would be if each planet decided to start using its own currency system.

The Cyrvans have their own wierd kinda currency system which I do not fully grasp, but supposely it all makes perfect sense to our pointy eared friends. In the end it more or less works the same as our system. It is named something along the lines of Ies-, Iesty-, Iest'v-... something. I can't pronounce it....
We just call it Cyrvan Credits these days and I must add with a small amount of pride that currently the UC is valued slightly above the CC and that's even after the massive damage that was done to our colonies."

Can we have more Misuzu x Crystal, pl0x?
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/694/crystalsigh.png)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on September 21, 2011, 10:31:53 am
I'm sorry, but Dawn's pouty face is too cute.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 21, 2011, 11:39:46 am
"If a terran marine boarding team is available, then yes it is preferable that they do the job.
They are... better at it."

If a bit messy. I wonder who does the cleaning job afterwards.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 21, 2011, 12:01:38 pm
Probably Terrans.  Do you really think Cyrvans would get their hands dirty doing something like cleaning up after infantry combat?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on September 21, 2011, 12:11:06 pm

"Are you mocking my microphone? Surely you wouldn't be so cruel to make fun of my only trademark vintage NC0044 creative x732 headset?"

"And now you are even making fun of my hair? What kind of monster are you?!"

Awww.....sorry Dawny, I didn't mean to make you cry...I'll just smile and be happy, you'll cheer up pretty soon... ;)



"We are fast runners and high jumpers. We would crush the Terran opposition in their silly sport events.

We just never tried."

Well then, it seems weightlifting, shot-put, hammer throw, javelin, rowing, etc are not silly sport events... :p


To anyone, what do you think of a demolition derby event using captured Nedora fighters?...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on September 21, 2011, 07:25:06 pm
Those things lack afterburners! What are you thinking?!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 21, 2011, 07:42:28 pm
Should be simple to refit them with afterburners and put a big red button labeled "ZOOOOOM!!!" in the cockpits.  Still doesn't solve the lack of sporty red paint jobs though. :nono:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on September 21, 2011, 07:48:08 pm
Wait... so you say building LSF afterburners into an alien design is less trouble that sprying the ship red?
Hm... spraying a ship red...

Is there something like paintball, but in space and with fighters? I think that would be a good training method.
Imagine the pilots having to clean their ships themselfs afte such a training session. That would surely motive them to give their best :lol:.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on September 21, 2011, 07:49:53 pm
With simulators I don't see why they'd need painball dogfighting drills.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on September 22, 2011, 04:23:37 am
Because if you get hit in the simulator it has only arbitrary consequences, like getting extra duty or somesuch.
But if you get hit in a paintball match and have to clean your own fighter, it a direct result of your flying. So it might help to motivate people better.
Also there is the matter of G-forces. Unless of course LSF fighters come for super-advanced inertial dampners that completely nullify any g-force or their simulators can simulate g-forces too.

Also it's more fun (right up untill they have to clean their fighers at any rate).
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Pred the Penguin on September 22, 2011, 04:58:31 pm
Kind of like paintball in that way. You have very big motivation of not getting hit because if you do it hurts...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on September 22, 2011, 07:04:52 pm
Also there is the matter of G-forces. Unless of course LSF fighters come for super-advanced inertial dampners that completely nullify any g-force or their simulators can simulate g-forces too.
LSF could go to CSA's workshop and knock: "Moshi moshi, can I buy your inertial dampeners that you use on your MCWS please?" :P I wonder though, if it's that simple. Crystal'll probably say no.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on September 22, 2011, 08:59:02 pm
I'm sorry, but Dawn's pouty face is too cute.
Dawns pouty face may be too cute, but Crystal's "ugh, stupid terrans..." face is even cuter.  I get the urge to glomp every time i see it. :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on September 22, 2011, 09:46:14 pm
Oh Quanto, you masochist. Do you like being looked down upon by elves?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on September 22, 2011, 11:03:40 pm
*Quanto eagerly awaits Crystal's response to his comments...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on September 23, 2011, 03:03:40 pm
Oh Quanto, you masochist. Do you like being looked down upon by elves?
I just like to add to her annoyance. Maybe if her ears weren't so mobile it wouldn't be a big deal, but its just hilarious to see them flap around on every emotional change  :drevil:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: CaptJosh on September 23, 2011, 03:37:40 pm
Why do I get the feeling you go gaga over catgirls too?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on September 23, 2011, 03:42:16 pm
Naw, just elves. I hate fur, its nasty man.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: MatthTheGeek on September 23, 2011, 03:50:34 pm
Catgirls don't necessarily have fur. You are quite misinformed.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: CaptJosh on September 23, 2011, 04:54:54 pm
Aside from that, how the hell is fur nasty?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on September 23, 2011, 07:18:22 pm
I won't even go there >_>
I think we've derailed this enough, eh?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: ssmit132 on September 24, 2011, 07:12:24 am
"Are you mocking my microphone? Surely you wouldn't be so cruel to make fun of my only trademark vintage NC0044 creative x732 headset?"

Don't worry, we don't all think your microphone is silly. And I'm sure it's important as it's one of the very few possesions you'd have from your life in the past.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 24, 2011, 09:30:42 am
Infi was a very advanced AI. Are there similar things in CSA/LSF ships? They could be useful in a number of ways.
Of course, until it is subverted somehow and goes Event Horizon on the ship's crew.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on September 24, 2011, 09:59:48 am
I'm trying my best to remember but I don't think AI was involved at all in Event Horizon, all the OSHI---****ery was from the ship making that jump through Hell in Space.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on September 24, 2011, 01:18:25 pm
Infi was a very advanced AI. Are there similar things in CSA/LSF ships? They could be useful in a number of ways.
Of course, until it is subverted somehow and goes Event Horizon on the ship's crew.
You're thinking H.A.L., from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 24, 2011, 09:49:57 pm
That indeed I am.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on September 25, 2011, 07:50:13 am
"Are you mocking my microphone? Surely you wouldn't be so cruel to make fun of my only trademark vintage NC0044 creative x732 headset?"

Don't worry, we don't all think your microphone is silly. And I'm sure it's important as it's one of the very few possessions you'd have from your life in the past.

oh, come on you...I wasn't to know that it wasn't part of Infi... :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: LoneFan on September 29, 2011, 03:29:50 pm
Luna: Tell us about your family.
Have any interesting experiences growing up?
Have you ever had a boyfriend/Girlfriend and what kind of person do you like?

Crystal: As I understand it, there is a minority among the Cryvan who have the ability to tell the future. What else can you tell us about them.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on September 29, 2011, 04:14:02 pm
They have wings.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on September 29, 2011, 05:54:09 pm
Is there a correlation between the winged ones and precogs? I didn't think there was.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on September 29, 2011, 10:56:50 pm
Crystal: As I understand it, there is a minority among the Cryvan who have the ability to tell the future. What else can you tell us about them.

Also, have they ever been used to gain advantages in battle?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Hartzaden on October 05, 2011, 11:44:52 am
oh i have a question and a plea for help to crystal and luna.    lets just say if i um . . . managed to git a date with a Cyrvan girl.  is there advice that you could give me?  such as any think like what would be a proper gift or any cultural taboos that i need to avoid?  or wether a date is a casual thing or a formal event.

also do Cyrvan girls like chocolate?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 05, 2011, 02:36:23 pm
That question got me thinking of a few other things too... and those questions led me to yet other questions and so on and so forth
Do Cyrvans bond for live (i.e. marriage)?
How long is an average Cyrvan pregnancy?
How common are the birth' of twins?

Since Cyrvans live longer than Humans, does that also mean they grow up slower?
At what age is a Cyrvan considered an adult?

Do Cyrvans have an equivalent of adolesence and how does it affect their bodies (pimples, change of voice, ect.)?

At what age do Cyrvans go into retirement?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on October 05, 2011, 02:48:13 pm
Can I have some fanservice please? Of the Genetically enhanced variety?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on October 05, 2011, 09:49:09 pm
Oh Dekker, I already feel sorry for you.  Nice knowing you, even if I never really did.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on October 06, 2011, 02:03:55 am
You'll have to expand on that statement sil vouz plez.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: CaptJosh on October 06, 2011, 08:05:31 am
That's "s'il vous plait", Dekker. Oddly enough, despite misspelling it, you used it correctly in context, as it literally translates to "if you please".

As for what he meant about feeling sorry for you, you'll find out.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on October 06, 2011, 08:08:57 am
though knowing Dekker his original comment falls well within the bounds of S.O.P. for him :D and unless someone does something sadistic he wont regret it
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: CaptJosh on October 06, 2011, 08:17:38 am
Don't be sure he'd regret it even if someone did something sadistic. He might LIKE that.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on October 08, 2011, 09:43:54 am
To anyone, what do you think of a demolition derby event using captured Nedora fighters?...
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"Awesome!"

Is there something like paintball, but in space and with fighters? I think that would be a good training method.
Imagine the pilots having to clean their ships themselfs afte such a training session. That would surely motive them to give their best :lol:.
"I wouldn't mind seeing something like that but pretty much every training is done in the simulator. It saves on the fleet's budget."

Infi was a very advanced AI. Are there similar things in CSA/LSF ships? They could be useful in a number of ways.
Of course, until it is subverted somehow and goes Event Horizon on the ship's crew.
"Not as far as I am aware off.
There is this one really advanced, almost sentient, AI that manages every detail of ship construction in the IO shipyards but that's about it. And I don't think the Cyrvans like the idea of an AI doing any task that a Cyrvan could be doing instead..."

That question got me thinking of a few other things too... and those questions led me to yet other questions and so on and so forth
Do Cyrvans bond for live (i.e. marriage)?
How long is an average Cyrvan pregnancy?
How common are the birth' of twins?

Since Cyrvans live longer than Humans, does that also mean they grow up slower?
At what age is a Cyrvan considered an adult?

Do Cyrvans have an equivalent of adolesence and how does it affect their bodies (pimples, change of voice, ect.)?

At what age do Cyrvans go into retirement?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Yes.
Which is a reason why the majority of Cyrvans shy away from engaging in a relation with a Terran with their much shorter life spans.

Around fourteen months.

Very uncommon.

Yes we do.
At the age of thirty, but there are plenty that aren't completely done growing at this age.
No, our growth is a much more steady progress. We do not experience this random burst in growth at a certain age.

Commonly between the age of seven hundred to eight hundred."

Luna: Tell us about your family.
Have any interesting experiences growing up?
Have you ever had a boyfriend/Girlfriend and what kind of person do you like?
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3508/lunaf.png)
"My parents are professional gamblers living their life on the run from their debt collectors.
I spend most of my time growing up going from one job to the next, until I discovered that I had a good aptitude for flying and could make a decent living joining the JGASF.
And my lovers are as countless as the stars..."

Crystal: As I understand it, there is a minority among the Cryvan who have the ability to tell the future. What else can you tell us about them.
Also, have they ever been used to gain advantages in battle?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"This ability manifests differently for each person, some can look into the nearby future at will, others get vague premonitions in their dreams about events that may occure weeks from now. And the CSA has certainly used this to its advantage in several engagements. Thing is, the future is not set in stone. For example there was once a prediction of a terrible outcome for a fleet engagement. The admiral in charge of the fleet took note of this and changed his strategy. The next day the prediction changed completely, the engagement would not take place at all because the enemy had changed its own plans as well.
During the Cyrvan-Terran war almost all of the long term predictions were useless because the Terrans would often change plans on the fly and improvise as the situation changed."

Is there a correlation between the winged ones and precogs? I didn't think there was.
"Around 40% of the winged ones seem to have a special ability in some form or an other but you do not need to be a winged one to have the power of precognition."

oh i have a question and a plea for help to crystal and luna.    lets just say if i um . . . managed to git a date with a Cyrvan girl.  is there advice that you could give me?  such as any think like what would be a proper gift or any cultural taboos that i need to avoid?  or wether a date is a casual thing or a formal event.

also do Cyrvan girls like chocolate?
  (http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/8923/lunahelmetsmile.png)
"I like chocolate"
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8726/crystalblush.png)
"Y-you'd have to be romantic I guess. And I think gifts are more of a Terran thing...
In any case, this is not really my area of expertise..."

I just like to add to her annoyance. Maybe if her ears weren't so mobile it wouldn't be a big deal, but its just hilarious to see them flap around on every emotional change  :drevil:
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8066/crystalap.png)
"I'll have you banned from CSA space, you enemy of all Cyrvan women."

Can I have some fanservice please? Of the Genetically enhanced variety?
(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6407/dawnohho.png)
"Sure.
You only have to buy the WoD Blu ray deluxe complete collectors boxset."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on October 08, 2011, 10:31:52 am
Commonly between the age of seven hundred to eight hundred."
Is this an honorable discharge, like most militaries today, or a 'you survived this long, you don't deserve jack' discharge, like ancient Sparta's?

"Sure.
You only have to buy the WoD Blu ray deluxe complete collectors boxset."
All of my money.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on October 08, 2011, 10:54:58 am
oh i have a question and a plea for help to crystal and luna.    lets just say if i um . . . managed to git a date with a Cyrvan girl.  is there advice that you could give me?  such as any think like what would be a proper gift or any cultural taboos that i need to avoid?  or wether a date is a casual thing or a formal event.

also do Cyrvan girls like chocolate?
*Luna*
"I like chocolate"
Any specific type? I myself have a soft spot for milk chocolate with truffle filling.

Quote
*Crystal*
"Y-you'd have to be romantic I guess. And I think gifts are more of a Terran thing...
In any case, this is not really my area of expertise..."
If looks could kill.
In any case, given the extreme difference in lifespan, perhaps it would be best not to dwell on any possiblities. I'd imagine having to deal with the fact that any Cyrvan with a human partner would lose them by the time 1/7th or 1/8th of their age has passed, would be rather tough.

I just like to add to her annoyance. Maybe if her ears weren't so mobile it wouldn't be a big deal, but its just hilarious to see them flap around on every emotional change  :drevil:
Quote
*Crystal*
"I'll have you banned from CSA space, you enemy of all Cyrvan women."
I find the expressive ears to be an attractive point, compared to, for example, expressive hair on Human-Zentradi hybrids, or even full Zentradi if they have the size-shifting abilities.

Can I have some fanservice please? Of the Genetically enhanced variety?
Quote
*Dawn*
"Sure.
You only have to buy the WoD Blu ray deluxe complete collectors boxset."
Would asking for an estimated price, or what other features the set includes, be too much?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on October 08, 2011, 11:52:21 am
Quote
*Luna*
"I like chocolate"

Hell yes! What about cookies?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on October 08, 2011, 12:16:01 pm
Dawn, U no I be fly. Come see me gurl ;)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on October 08, 2011, 01:04:55 pm
Quote from: Luna
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3508/lunaf.png)
"And my lovers are as countless as the stars..."
That's going to be...pretty tough competition.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 08, 2011, 03:16:39 pm
Commonly between the age of seven hundred to eight hundred."
Is this an honorable discharge, like most militaries today, or a 'you survived this long, you don't deserve jack' discharge, like ancient Sparta's?
I was actually asking in general, not specifically about the military. And I think Crystal had that in mind too.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Hartzaden on October 08, 2011, 04:48:23 pm
well crystal thank you for the advice although it was a little late. but thankfully the fact that all girls love chocolate holds true.  one thing thow, the topic came up one a personal level and i never asked about Cyrvans overall views on polygamy?  is it common, uncommon, or taboo.    also is there anything you can tell me about Desa?  abot the couture and the lifestyle of the people there.  and if all cyrvan girls are lightweights that need to be carryed home in the evening.

and seeing someone use chopsticks for the first time is allays Hilarius

Quote from: luna
And my lovers are as countless as the stars...

if you don't mind me asking dose that mean you have had many "active" relationships.


also whats the cyrvan policy on same sex relations on a cardinal level, and are Cyrvans very open about there sexuality?




 
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: MatthTheGeek on October 09, 2011, 03:42:12 am
I'm not sure it was already confirmed somewhere, but can Terrans and Cyrvans reproduce together ? If yes, what are the average characteristics (lifespan, physical strength, intelligence, elf ears, possibility of precog and/or winged...) of half-Terran, half-Cyrvan children ? How are they considered by the Terran and the Cyrvan society and do they have a specific name ?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 09, 2011, 05:21:31 am
It was mentioned that such Hybrids exist, but that so far non of them died of old age, thus their average livespan isn't known yet.
Has anyone ever tried to calculate an approximate livespan of such Hybrids, based on how fast they grow up?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: LoneFan on October 09, 2011, 12:26:20 pm
I'm not sure it was already confirmed somewhere, but can Terrans and Cyrvans reproduce together ? If yes, what are the average characteristics (lifespan, physical strength, intelligence, elf ears, possibility of precog and/or winged...) of half-Terran, half-Cyrvan children ? How are they considered by the Terran and the Cyrvan society and do they have a specific name ?
That's really interesting. I want to know too.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: LoneFan on October 09, 2011, 12:28:39 pm
To any Cryvan members. What is your opinion on human technology and what do you think its rate of advancement. 
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on October 09, 2011, 06:19:30 pm
To any Cryvan members. What is your opinion on human technology and what do you think its rate of advancement. 
"It's like having a Cyrvan ship on half power." - Lt. Crystal Is'va Dertanya, date D82-M3-Y145
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on October 09, 2011, 06:32:19 pm
Having seen Cyrvan ships, I must agree. They have a lot more raw power (and most likely reactor output). Though they also do have their drawbacks.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: LoneFan on October 09, 2011, 10:05:08 pm
A question for the human crew members. Since humans in your era are taller then us in our era, what is the average height for men and for women.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: LoneFan on October 09, 2011, 10:06:02 pm
To any Cryvan members. What is your opinion on human technology and what do you think its rate of advancement. 
"It's like having a Cyrvan ship on half power." - Lt. Crystal Is'va Dertanya, date D82-M3-Y145
Its more a question about our rate of development and our ability to adapt. In short, what do the Cryvan think about our rate of technological development, particularly in comparison to their own.

hmmmm, which raises another question, in comparison, between Cryvan and humanity, which race has been out in space longer, and by how much longer.

This thread is so much fun :lol:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 10, 2011, 04:03:06 am
I just went over some older posts and noticed this one again:

Quote from: -Norbert-
Crystal! What is that blue line on your right cheek? Is it painted on or a tatoo? Does it have any meaning (like Clan or Family or Rank) or is it just adoration?
"It's called Hyalj, the most direct translation would be 'war paint'. Most families have their own variations of it but for the most part it is just decoration. Though there are a few famous examples that have deep spiritual roots in Feryaa."

Now that made me wonder two things:
First: What if Feryaa. Is it a planet (if yes, in what system), a place on a planet (if yes, on which and in which system) or is it the name of a religion?

Second: Cyrvan Religion.
Are there many religions?
Do those religions believe in one god, or several gods, or a semi-sentient universe that created living beings to figure itself out (I wonder if anyone will get that reference...)?
How much influence does religion have on the cyrvan culture and government?
Are there many atheists?

And something mostly unrelated:
I know from earlier answers that Cyrvans have less experience in genetic engineering than the Humans, but what is their moral and ethic stance on the matter? Are there any legal regulations on genetic engineering (like allowing it only to correct genetic illnesses and such)?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on October 10, 2011, 06:47:37 am
I thought they disallowed any genetic modifications because they think they are almost perfect just the way they are and don't need them...you know what Cyrvans are like!... :nervous: although I guess if enough Terrans took up "genetic enhancement" and started to rival the Cyrvans in their prized abilities, along with the possiblilty of mental control over them, those little elves may re-think their stance on this given their attitude towards our "inferior" race......
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on October 13, 2011, 02:10:45 pm
**INCOMING CODED MESSAGE**
    *LOCATION OF ORIGIN -UNKNOWN-*
*CLEARANCE LEVEL -Nu-*

To all crew members:

In both militaries, martial arts must be part of standard training for all frontline personell. I also assume that each species teaches their soldiers a different style. What I would like to know is what each style centres around, if they were implemented  by true masters of each art who would win, and if they factor in melee weapons and if so, what kind.

What is the standard equipment loadout of each race's ground troops and ship-to-ship boarding forces? Do you still use projectile small arms? And if so, how do you prevent stray fire from causing explosive decompression during boarding action?

And to Dawn: You didn't seem too bothered in that picture Spoon has of you in the onsen. Are you actually an exhibitionist, and what are the chances of you getting the other WoD girls in on the fun?

**MESSAGE ENDS**

Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 13, 2011, 03:28:34 pm
Are you seriously asking how they prevent small arms fire from punching through armor that can withstand weapons stronger than nuclear bombs?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on October 13, 2011, 03:35:33 pm
Are you seriously asking how they prevent small arms fire from punching through armor that can withstand weapons stronger than nuclear bombs?

looks to be more about how do they stop small arms puncturing the vacuum hull of the target craft during boarding operations.  the answer to that with military ships is that the hulls are designed to stop significantly more powerful weapons. civilian ships would be more fragile but i would have thought that anything designed to prevent rupturing from collisions with significant mass should be fairly difficult to puncture with close quarter weaponary and any kind of hull patching foam or force field should be able to patch small arms fire i would have thought
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: ssmit132 on October 14, 2011, 04:57:10 am
I just like to add to her annoyance. Maybe if her ears weren't so mobile it wouldn't be a big deal, but its just hilarious to see them flap around on every emotional change  :drevil:
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8066/crystalap.png)
"I'll have you banned from CSA space, you enemy of all Cyrvan women."
And yet you still gave him what he wanted... :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on October 14, 2011, 07:23:41 am
Quote from: Crystal
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8066/crystalap.png)
"I'll have you banned from CSA space, you enemy of all Cyrvan women."


D'awwww!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on October 14, 2011, 10:52:59 am
I'd like to know more about lé ground troops and martial combat styles.... Wuv you Dawn xxx


Y U no call meeee?!!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on October 14, 2011, 10:54:19 am
That "awwwww....." being for Crystal's face and not you being banned from CSA space of course... ;)

About the ears, that's why I said they looked like a now-prohibited object earlier this year... *quietly hides in a room somewhere...

Lol little Dawn is going to find out what it is like to be Crystal with regards to these Terrans and their fetishes...I guess when you take pictures of yourself in the bathroom and let these Terrans see them...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on October 14, 2011, 01:27:23 pm
Are you seriously asking how they prevent small arms fire from punching through armor that can withstand weapons stronger than nuclear bombs?

The outer hull might be strong, but the inner one is squishier. You don't want to hit something delicate with a misfire.
Like the big red button and forces a self-destruction.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 15, 2011, 12:24:22 pm
He said "explosive decompression" not "hitting vital systems" and that's what I was taking about too.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Axem on October 15, 2011, 08:23:56 pm
Dear Dawn,

What is your favorite drink?

Cheerfully yours,
Axem
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on October 15, 2011, 08:38:41 pm
I can't be bothered to defend my question from some guy. In the end it's Spoon's response that holds any validity after all.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on October 15, 2011, 09:22:50 pm
Any specific type? I myself have a soft spot for milk chocolate with truffle filling.

Hell yes! What about cookies?
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/8923/lunahelmetsmile.png)
"What a concidence! That's my favorite type too!
And I love cookies!"

Would asking for an estimated price, or what other features the set includes, be too much?
  (http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6407/dawnohho.png)
"It'll only cost you an arm and a leg... and your soul. Small price to pay right?"

Y U no call meeee?!!
  "I can't recall you ever gave me your number. "

Dear Dawn,

What is your favorite drink?

Cheerfully yours,
Axem
"Spring seasonal Applegrape juice from the Canadian settler farm on Mars."

I was actually asking in general, not specifically about the military. And I think Crystal had that in mind too.
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Indeed."

I'm not sure it was already confirmed somewhere, but can Terrans and Cyrvans reproduce together ? If yes, what are the average characteristics (lifespan, physical strength, intelligence, elf ears, possibility of precog and/or winged...) of half-Terran, half-Cyrvan children ? How are they considered by the Terran and the Cyrvan society and do they have a specific name ?
It was mentioned that such Hybrids exist, but that so far non of them died of old age, thus their average livespan isn't known yet.
Has anyone ever tried to calculate an approximate livespan of such Hybrids, based on how fast they grow up?
"Yes they can, they are generally just called Hybrids by Cyrvans. Which I must admit, has a bit of a negative tone to it. And it wouldn't suprise me if Terrans called them 'half-elves'... The majority of Terran planets seem to view Hybrids as a positive thing, my people on the other hand seem to look at them with skepticism.
The appearance of the child seems to depend mostly on what race the mother is. With a Cyrvan mother and a Terran father the child is hard if not impossible to distinguish from a full blood Cyrvan. With a Terran mother and a Cyrvan father the child tends to look more like a 'half' in appearance.
As said before, the lifespan of Hybrids is currently still unknown, they seem to grow at a slightly faster rate than a Cyrvan but still slower than a Terran. But we can't draw too many conclusions from this alone. A winged or precog Hybrid child hasn't happened yet, so this too is unknown at this point."

To any Cryvan members. What is your opinion on human technology and what do you think its rate of advancement. 
"It's like having a Cyrvan ship on half power." - Lt. Crystal Is'va Dertanya, date D82-M3-Y145
Its more a question about our rate of development and our ability to adapt. In short, what do the Cryvan think about our rate of technological development, particularly in comparison to their own.

hmmmm, which raises another question, in comparison, between Cryvan and humanity, which race has been out in space longer, and by how much longer.
"While Terran technology is currently still undeniably far behind that of ours, the rate at which the Terrans are making progress is quite staggering. Some of our scientists are saying that between 75 to 100 years the Terrans may actually be close to our current level of technology and if we don't start making more progress now, they might overtake us in 50 more years. Which would probably hurt the pride of a lot of Cyrvans, considering we've been in space for far longer than the Terrans have..."

Are you seriously asking how they prevent small arms fire from punching through armor that can withstand weapons stronger than nuclear bombs?
looks to be more about how do they stop small arms puncturing the vacuum hull of the target craft during boarding operations.  the answer to that with military ships is that the hulls are designed to stop significantly more powerful weapons. civilian ships would be more fragile but i would have thought that anything designed to prevent rupturing from collisions with significant mass should be fairly difficult to puncture with close quarter weaponary and any kind of hull patching foam or force field should be able to patch small arms fire i would have thought

"I can't think of any hand carried weapon that could inflict serious enough damage to the hull of a warship."

Now that made me wonder two things:
First: What if Feryaa. Is it a planet (if yes, in what system), a place on a planet (if yes, on which and in which system) or is it the name of a religion?

Second: Cyrvan Religion.
Are there many religions?
Do those religions believe in one god, or several gods, or a semi-sentient universe that created living beings to figure itself out (I wonder if anyone will get that reference...)?
How much influence does religion have on the cyrvan culture and government?
Are there many atheists?

And something mostly unrelated:
I know from earlier answers that Cyrvans have less experience in genetic engineering than the Humans, but what is their moral and ethic stance on the matter? Are there any legal regulations on genetic engineering (like allowing it only to correct genetic illnesses and such)?
"Feryaa is the name of the only religion we have, it has pretty deep roots in our culture and every day life. The Cyrvan government has for the most part always been about 'practical' things in life and is probably one of the least Cyrvan things influenced by Feryaa.
I do not know of a lot of atheists.

Cyrvan genetic research is for the most part limited to regrowing lost limbs and replacing defect or damaged internal organs. Altering DNA and genes on a deeper level is forbidden by law."

I thought they disallowed any genetic modifications because they think they are almost perfect just the way they are and don't need them...you know what Cyrvans are like!... :nervous: although I guess if enough Terrans took up "genetic enhancement" and started to rival the Cyrvans in their prized abilities, along with the possiblilty of mental control over them, those little elves may re-think their stance on this given their attitude towards our "inferior" race......
(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/7669/yaiceca.png)
"Hunderd of years worth of 'genetic enhancement' and one of the best pilots the LSF seems to have is this blond airhead of a girl, who probably can't count to hundred.
Keep on genetically enhancing Merrans!"
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on October 15, 2011, 09:27:11 pm
A question for the human crew members. Since humans in your era are taller then us in our era, what is the average height for men and for women.
Straight from the techroom: "Thanks to generations of genetic tinkering, Terrans have grown to be a strong and intelligent race. The average life span is around 140 years and signs of old age only start to set in around the 70 year mark. The average male height is between 190-220cm, the average female height tends to variate between 165-200cm"

**INCOMING CODED MESSAGE**
    *LOCATION OF ORIGIN -UNKNOWN-*
*CLEARANCE LEVEL -Nu-*

[̛̗͉̞̙̯̞̩̣̲̈́̎̅͌̀̚u̶͇̠̭̣ͭͤͧ͒̎ͦ́͞]̸̴͉̩̖̝̝̠̺̾ͧ̋̈͟T͖̘͙̑ͣ̃͌̂̒̊̀̚͘ͅǫ̶̶͙͋̿̐ ͂ͣ҉̪͔̫a̴͙̻̩̪̒̔ͣͥͥ̎̿̚͝ĺ͖̗̳͔l̵̻̫̟̲̹͉̝ͤͭͧ͌ͭͩͬ̃ ̩̫̝͕͔͉̰̲͇͗̆ͫ̅ͬ̿̈̾c̢̳͙̤̃̑r͂̈́̍҉̹̼̱͎̘̻́ę̴͓̮͓̀ͥ͗͒̚w̜̭ͩ̎ͮ̈́̔̈́̊͋ ͖̯̠̱͈ͥ̅̿̅́m̡̜̻̗̟̋ͥ̃͊͌́̌̊̈ě̴̱̯̫̗̦̐͟m̧̟̤̯͖̦̹̣͌̑̍͟ͅb̛̜̲̬̘͂͋̔ȩ͉͇̭͓̺͈̖̦ͣ̅͠ͅŗ̩̱̤͕̮̀̓̑̓̒̚͝s̖̜͍̫̺̖̪̐̓͐̆ͪ́:̢̦̤̳̟̙̜̯͙̭̏ͪͦ́͞[̾̽ͣ͆̒͏̦͕͎̰̤͖̳̣́/̷͙̟̻̂ͬ̓͠͠ȗ̶͚̥͎̰̥̙̠̲̰͒̓̀͋͂ͫͫ]̞̥̤͚̇
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̹͙̣͈̑I̺͙͚̹̅̅̈̎ͤͭ͒̃͡n̬͖ͣ̄͐̈́̓̏̐ ͎̐ͦ̄̈̏̒b̸̯̯̲̰̿̈͡o̸̘͚̣̦͙ͨͧ̅t̡̫̳ͣ̄ͩ̕͝ḩ̜̱̫̞̗̱̤̮̑̏̔̎́ ̼̲̿̂̍ͣ̿̇̓̆m͓̝̏̐͗ͤ̔̀̎̔͘͢͢ͅi̢͓̦͍̫̻̣̾̇̂̿͋̓͐͐̚l͙̱͖͔͎̬̽ͤ̈͢͠į̪̮̪̉̓ͫ̉̌̏͘t̃̅̇҉̘͔̩̳͙̖͇͎͘a̡͕̹͕̤̿ͪ͗̚r̯͈̞͕̟̮̗̗̿̍ͭ͋́i̛̥̥͎͇̤̳̓̆̚͝é̵̷̼̺̰̙̭͆ͤͫ̎̑̿ͯ͐͝s͒͏̖̬̞̺̟͓͔͈͘,͓̟̣̫̝ͩ̿̉ͤͤ̕ ̣͉̻̱̳̊ͫ͗ͦ̚͡m̵̛̲̩̩̲̠̖̌ͣ͛ͧ̈́͌̌ͮ͝ͅā̵̜̪̬̣̲̦͎͉͎̇͋͛ͣ͢r̙͕̰͍̥̒͂̌ẗ̙̤͙̱̳̘̔͐͑ͅï̴̟̹̗̺͙͓̮̫̱͆ͤ̍͆̏̚a̻̮͓̙̙̘͎ͨ̊͐̑͑͊̀̿͊ͅl̙͈̟͖̝̊ͩͤ̊͆ͅ ̌͆̋̽ͯ̿̎̉̉͢͢҉͉̱̟̱̤ā̼̣͉͓͚̟ͫͦ̓̀́̀r̥̮̻̗͍̝̟͓̹̋ͪ͆ͧ͑̑͛͜t̷̠̅ͣ̔s̡̰̰͇̙̦̎͂̏ͩ́͡ ̨̳̱̠̥͖̎͒ͪͬ̈m̛̮̳̦̝̭̮ͪ̾ͫ̽̓ͤ̐ͤ͜͞u̴̸̲͕̠͇͇̱͉̞͂̌͐ŝ̵̶̟͕̻̩̄ͯ̄̈́ͯ͗͛͟ț̡̧̡̮̜͙̞͚̭͎͌̿̍ͭ̉ͤͣ͊ͅ ̶͕̯͇̥̭̝ͤ͗̓͝b̡͙̦̹ͤ͋͆ͯe̦̮̣͈̟̬̭̠̍͌̏ͭ̌̎͊̎ ͇̜̻̤̪͎͂̇̋̋̕͞p̢͇͈͔̼̥̤̄̀͆a̔̈̓̿҉̢̹̖̀r̨̟͕̝ͬ͗͛̂̽͂́ṱ͚̻̼̿ͥ̋̀ͪ̋͆͘͢ ̻͈̞̜̹̈ͥͨͨ͠ö̵̠̩̬̻͓́͊̾͞f̸͇̩̳̩͎̜̞͎͂͑̃̈́̆ͣ ̩̈ͫ̕͡s̗͙̊̆t̴̠̟̱̺͍̍ͭ͟ͅa̞͙ͧ̃̏̀ͪ̎̓ͯn̒̏ͮ̎̋̓͆̅҉̶̧̫͉̳ͅd̩̦̳͍͑͗̔ͦå̷̴̵̦̬͕͙̝ȑ̶͈͍͈̝̂̑͛͌͋̑͑ď̄҉̦̖̥͍͍̬͇ ̸̙̮̬̭̙̱͚ͬ̀̎ț͉̱̙͙̹̈́̊͗͌ͩ͡r̖̪̰ͦ͑̒͌̇̓͢͠ȧ̧̧͍͈͔͓̥͉ͪ̆̋̑͛̇̈͜i͐̉͗̋̆ͯ҉̧̥̜̖̪̹̘̯͝n͚̮̒ͬ̌ͥ̄i̷͇̗̥͋̉n̷̲̬̩͙̞̺͎͈ͧ̅̆͛̂̀̎ͥ̉g͙̺͙͇̉ͣ̀ ̨̛̩̟͕̖̲̎̑f͇͉̯̭͔͎̲̗̂ͭ̔̂̔̊̐ͥȏ̭͈̪͙̜̜̹̱͍͆͒ͩͨͤͣ̐́͞r̢̡̬͖̝̗̟̜͔̫͗ͨ̂̕ ̀͗͆̌ͤ̂ͫ҉̳̥̼̬̬͡a̧͍̯͕̥̐̉ͮ͟lͥ̃̊ͣ҉̷̖̠̣̠͍̹l̢̹̗̦͓ͦ́ͭ͘ͅ ̒͌ͧ͐̎ͮͤ͜͏̘̜̖͖͕̟̬f͚͓͉͐ͯ͡r̨̲̹̻̺̒ͮͬo̢̠̩̹͇̥͒ͮ̊ͬ̓̓ͮ̂͜ṋ̖̬̱͓͒ͦ͢͡t͖̪̺̭͙̟͔͆lͫͦ́ͨ҉͔̞͞i̡͎͌ͦ̐́n̵̘͓̪̩ͤ̍́eͣ͂ͨ̇͏̧̱̖͙̥ ̘̙̩̗͔ͣ̏̌ͩͯ̄p̶̸͎̈̒̂̊͆̉̚ę̝ͫ͒͑̑̐̀͑̇͡r̴̢͙̗̰̬̳ͧͫ̌̆̌ͅs̯̳̓͂ͧ̀̔ͯ̈̑͞o̴̘̱͕̘̖̓̉̓̎n͉͓̺̙̱̍ͦ͋ͩͯ̍e̤̫̭̳ͩl̵͈̠͕͌ͭ̑̍̿͑ͨͩl͖̲̺̫͔ͦ̔̾̎ͭ͛ͬ̇.̵͔̙͐̐ͧͬͩ́͢ ̧̘͔̂͑ͩ̇̃̓ͥͩI͒͌ͧ̄͗͑҉̙̮̝̤͚͝ ̠̦͑̄͐ͩ͋ā̵̴̭͎̦͋ͥ͑̽̽l͍͎̥͖͔̳̖ͨ̌̏̔̊̋͂͆͢ṡ͇̥̯͚͔̭̋ͪ̍ͭ͞o̪͎͎̯̜̫ͯ̌ͯ͆ ̶̼̭̲̱̮ͪ̌̾̊ͣͦ̈̓͟a̧̮̫̺̗̔̇́̂̋s̮̱̼͖̤̫̹͋ͯͫ̑̎͘s̵̸̘̠̝̞̳̳̭̾̈̏͟u̟ͣ̍͊̂m̴̪̮̖̠̺͒ͪ͘ȩ̎̓̐̑̍͜҉͇̤̰͙͉̻̣̲͇ ̏͗̄̉ͭ͌̈́҉̨̣͉t̨̡̪̹̠̤͉͙̬ͤ̔̐͌̂̾̍ͅͅh̫̯͈̼̻̼͖͋͟a͇̠ͨͧ̉̅ͯt̶͙̭͉̣̪͙̣̿́ ͖͐͆̒ͫe̢̧̦̘̼̺ͤͯ̕ą̴̵̙̟͓̗̯̝̪̾͆͊ͪ̄͑̚c̛̘̰̗͈̝͖͖̘̈́ͩ̋ḫ̗̠͓̰͕̫̝͊͗ͭͣ͂̀ ̬̦͖̞̊ͯ̃̿̒̂s͖̈́̀̿͝p̱̤̰͓̫͈͖͂͂̑̉̒̒͊̆̌͢͡͝ĕ̶̟č̯͉͖̞̹͈̞̻̒̃ͧi̷̧̠̪͇̇̇͂͗ͮ̚e̞̟͈͇̜͕̲͚͂͗̃ͦͪ̌ͦ̚sͦ̈́҉̫͓̦̲̭͓̦͍ͅ ̸̆̐ͧ͗́̇̐̿́̚҉̰̤͔̼͓t̒ͯ͗ͤ̀҉͉͔͉̠͔e̶̡͉̯̿̈ͦͥͮ̏̍̚ͅaͣ̏̀ͪ̆ͭ͗̚͢͏͍̭͇̬̻͙̯ͅc̸̴͎͔̺̦̳̣̦͙̋̂̌͂͢h̩͕̬̃ͤ͐͊̄͆̕ẻ̜͉͎̥̟͈̑ͪ̀͘s̶̜̭ͭ͛ͩ̓͛͜ͅ ̝̗͍̤̦̫̳̹̈ͩ̇̋͗̐͐͜t̠̻͈̭̰͚̬̺̾̽̑̍ͣ͑͛h̞̞̥̲͊͆e̞̣͎̥̝͙ͧ͂̓̐ï̻ͅr̯͇̣̭͍̺͇̪̿̊̔̚͟͡ͅ ̧̻͉͉̦͖̲͎ͫͦ̐ͣ̏͊̽͌͛s̥̰͍ͦͭ̍͐̿o̡̘̝͖͖̜ͦ͒͋͞l͗ͯ̆̐҉̬̩̀ḍ̡̜̹̫͚͇̮̲̜̑̔ͬ̃̂̕i̇̉̾̀̅̎̔̂͏̺e̘̐̀̎̀͆͒̇̔̄̕͟͝r̀҉̨̳͉͚̙̪̹͕͝s͇͖̰̩̝ͧ̆̃͊ͅ ̨̪̱̣͎̿̒̉̃̀͗ă̟̣̻̥̟̘̼̣̿ͬ̒̍ͤͬ ̘͔̓͗͑̅͜ḑ̛͈̮͖̹̥͎̻̩ͦ̋ͅĭ̖̓f̰͓͕̳̜̠̅̇͑̑ͨ̃̃̚̕f̨͔͈͚͖̠͓̜ͫ̽̌͋ͮ̅͐̚͟͞e̸̹̤͗ͭ̑ͤ̔͌͗ͩ̕̕r̳ͧ́̏̅̓̌͟e̶̡̪̣̎ͧ́n̼͍̫̲̗̩̳̺̹̒ͨ̾ͪͦ͘͡t̴̡̪̠͚̺̬͐̓̔͆ͭ ̶̹̭͎ͫͪ̿̕s̵̬̹̺͐̑̆ț̴͎͎̦̻̩̰̅̈́ͤ̌̕͞ẏ̵̝͕̙̒̇͆̍ͭ͛͠l̸̤̻̩̜̒ͪ̇̈̾͛͛ͪͅĕ̸̳͉̻̥̫͕̽̎̆̀̕.͎͖̘̱̯ͭ͑ͩ͌̌̍ͥ̄͌ ̷̨̩̲ͮ͊̋̌͒̉͐͝ͅW̯̟̤̜̖͖̱ͥ̾͟ͅh̟̳̞ͯ̑̆͒͛ͨą͉̍̎ͫͅt̷̩̼̯̩̥̺̬̮̎͊͊̒͗̈ͤ͌̀͡ ̵̨͓͎̠ͣͪͣ̇̉̕I̳͉̪̻̭̳̮̩ͥͬ̿͗͛ͯ͌͜ ͐ͥ̈̿̒͏҉҉̤̬w̛̋͆̈̽҉̵̺̺̱̺͖͉o̢̟͇͂ͬ̋ͪ͘͝u̶̡̻̞͉̝͚͖̔̐̽ͥ̋͗l̛̬̳̮̎͌ͫ́̽̆͊d̶̪̝̒̀̆̏̃̔͘ ̧̨̗̻͓̫͍̖̼͎ͤ̅͛́͛ͫļ̈̐ͯͥͬ̚͠҉̖͚̬͇̟ͅͅi̵̙̥͎̪̪̪̓͂̎̿̃͒͘͢k̿͐̽͜͏͉͈̣͎̘͔̲ͅé͉̤ͦ͒̒̔͛̂ ̨̱͖̳̑̐̿̀ͦ̉ͦ͊̉t͎̒̐ͮ͗͒̍͆͟o̷̺̺̥͚̥̲̲̟͗ͣ́ͯ͊̑ ̩̻̭̥͙̼͙̎ͥͦ̽̃k̖̰̱͍̟͙̙̍ͭ͑͆̒ͪn̮̩͍̿̐́ȍ̶̢͍̲̈̉̀͡w̧̧̢̟̖͚̟ͥ̀̓ͪ͗͂̎ͥ ̧̩̱̥̖̘̒̎̿̔͐ͫͪ̓ȉ̒̔̏͏̧̟̣̳s̴̭͖̼̑̔̐̌͌ͣͬ̆́ ̨̰͈̾ͩ͐w͕̉̌ͮ̇̀͒̃ͪ͆̕͟͝h̺͈͓̩̍̽̈̅̃̍͢ȃ̛̜͕̙ͬt̢̙̲ͫ͆͠ͅ ̨̾ͥ̽̉ͧ͛̌͏̰͉̺̩͙̤͎̣̮e͓̜̩̗̟̙͌̃̌̍̎̐͗̈́͟ã̡̡̘̭̩̘͎̱̯̙̄ͭͦ͋̓͐̚ͅĉ͔̹̺ͭͧ͟ḣ̳̣̩̞̇ͅͅ ̡̰͓̮̞͐͊̒̿̄͛͟s̷͕̮̲͖͖̣͔̝̈̄ͣ̏̋̔̌̉t̼͙̺̺͇ͯ̆ͮ̎y̧̖̺͇̦͙̫̦͔ͩͫ͑̓̅̇̉ͦ̄l̳̯̯͓̯͍̠͕̗̈̽̾̕͝͡ě̲̠̺̭̂̿̔̋̂̔̽͞ ̷̹͍̪͕̼̺̺ͫ̓́͐ͅc͚͖͓̼͙͑̓͂̌̈̽́̕e̢̧̖̼̪̝̝͕͚̳̿͆ͣ͊̊͋n̸͍̣̦̠̫̣̯ͦͦ̏̓ͦ̿̃͐͘t̬̰̞̱ͨ̏ͫ̋́́͠r̖̖̩̗̾͌͊͗̑ͭ̚e̺̻̥͓̯̺ͧ̋͑͡s̢̭͔̣͚̖͕͎̊̇̇͌̀̑̀ ̎̐̽̕҉̱̲̰̪̫̻̝a͈̖̖̱̼̯͌ͣ̾͌̓̕͜r̷ͥ̍ͥ͏̯͍͓̞ǒ̧̮͕̤̝̜ͥ́͗ͦͮ͐̀ȗ̳̹̜ͭ̔ͣͣ̅͂̎͝ņ̷̺͓̬̑̒ͫ̋̋ͤ̕d̜͕̺̟̦͔̮ͬͦ̽ͯ̉̃͞,̡̘̻̳̻̩̅̓̎ͤ̌̕͢ ͎̻̝ͬͦ̔ͣͦ̀͢i̶͇̿ͫ́͘f̴̛͕̻̮́̔ͯ̿̃̊̏̚ ̢͇͈̘͌̿ͯ̋ͮ͡ţ͖̲̹̏͋́̈́̾͜h̶͇̭̹̣̻̩̖̓̎̑͆ͮ́ͬ̄ḙ̖͍̝̹̬ͩͮ̆͋ͩ̏̿́̚y̵̳͈̘͒̀ͣ̉ͦͨ ̘̰̝͖̗̎̉́ͭ̅͗w͔͕ͭ̔̊ͬͨͧͭ͐e͚̻̙̝͇͖ͪͯ̕͠r͇̗̅̒͒̑̒̈͠e͆̌͌͟͏̯̩͔͉̬̭̬ ͚͎͕͚̘ͩ͑̆ͮ̌ͯ̿ï͑͏̬͙̝͍m̟̞̯͕̭̩̫͙̏͋͞͝͞p̧̱͎̠͍̠͉ͧ̀͒ͬ̓̍̀́ͯļ̴̺̩̘̹̬͐ͩͪ̐̚̕ĕ̵̳̕͢m̩̳̻͚͍͖ͪ̔ͧͬ̌̌͒͟e̦̹͉̥̱̼ͩ͑́̕ͅn̦̬̦̮͎ͥ̋ț͖͊͋ͯͮ̈̔ͧe̦̤͔͍̘̼ͮ͗ͪͤ̉̈́̎͜d͖̥̳͉̽͐͠ ̨̬ͨ͗̔̆͑ͩ͋ ̧͎̲̌ͦͣ̚b̾ͨ̆͏̶̥̖̮͞ẏ͖̫̞̳̙͔̯ͮ̓̿͢ ̡̤͍̭͎̐ͬ͑̊̇̉̐t̶͈̳̞̝̍̇͊rͥͨ̉ͤ͋͏̪̥̙̜̫͎̦̖̪u̖ͬ̄ͩ̒̒͒ͯ͋̂́ẽ̥͉͈̱̯̔̒̽ͮ̀̽̚ͅ ̣̃́́͡m̢̜͚̝͛̔̎̐́̏̀á̧̡͕̩̥̪̲͙̪̘͖ͦ́̂̽͌͑ͥ̕s͎̗̣̤͖̱̺ͣ̄̿́͘ṫ͇͎̳͈ͩͪ͌ͯ̓̈́̿ͧ͝e̶̛̫̳̲̲̭̊̌͠r͓̝̰̼̝̲̭̯͙ͤͨͤ̔s̻̬̤͓̳̮̤̭̆ͦ̋̋̓ ̪̞͓̜̈́̅̓ͮ̊ͣ̓͡ő͚̜̤̗̉ͩͪͫͅͅf̲̗̩̤̪͒ͦ̂ͥ͊ͥ͆͢ͅ ̸̙͚͖̜̞̞̑ͫ͒̿̅̾ͥ̏̀́e̶͗ͫ̍҉͈̙ą̧͈͈̼̤̰̱̪̋́c̀͌ͩ̔ͥ͌̎҉͎̠͔̯͞ḥ̺̹͉͒ͪ̓ͯ͆̀͠ ̯͕̝̣͉̇̀͊̃̓͂͊͒͢ą̣̖͓̏ͣ̒̋ͯ̚͘͞ȓ̯̥̤͉̱͖́͟ţ͚̺ͨ͑̈́̉ͣ̅͋̇́̕ ̇́ͫ͒̿́̏͏̙̜͇̺̯̱̻̯w̶͙̘̞̪̺̻̯͋̊̊̀ͥ̉́͠h̤̹͕̥̏̎̄̍o̴͇̱̼̮̖̽͗̓ ͍̜̟̭̗̫ͩͩw̋̓̋͏̥̝͉̰̤̼̼̫o̶̶ͫ̾͏̮̮͔͚u͙̻ͯ̇ͧ́̓̉͛͠͝l͚͓̙̱̲̪̓͑̕d̶̲͓̼͉͖̽̂ͮ̐ ̵̧̫̲̯̰͉͖̻͎̊̽̊́̌͒̄͌͘w̛͇͎̤̏ͦ̄ͯ̈́͑̍͂̏͜ͅi̹̫͕̥̱̗̍͑́n̵͍̔̕,̢̀̇ͥ͂͐͌͏̲̱̳͍̥̯̣ͅ ͩͥ̏҉̝͔̬̻̖̘̪̠a̴̵̠̣̼̲ͪ̃̓ͨ̓ṇ̢̰̹̺͓̲͔̅̎ͩ̊d̨̤̯̙́ͫ͗̈̈̀ͅ ͐͛́̒̆̈̋̚̚͏͎̞͓i̪̟̜̘͓̟̰ͮ̔̏̆͋̓f͒҉̜̗̘̲̣͓͠ ̥͍̭͚͈̋ͫtͤ͐̆ͦ̆̊̽҉̶̩͈̼̬ͅh̸͖͕͐̊̈ͧ̍̔̅̀e̸̷͙̺̘̐̊ͨy̴̴̹̬̲̎ͧ̔̚ ̯̟͚̠̪̜͕̤̾ͫ̕͟f̦͓͍̮͙̈́̌͌͒̔ͥͅa̛͇̣ͧ̇͊̈͝c̹̫̲̎̆̃ͪ̆̂t̠̗̳͓̣̤̥̝̞ͩ̀ö̲̫͖̼̪̩̗̗ͣ͌ͮͦ͌ͯ̕͠͞rͭ̄͂҉͇̬̼̗ ̠̪̄͐ͮ̆͆ͥ͝į̘͓̽ͬ̓̏̌ͦ̽̊ͦn̶͖̪̱̦̺̭̦̍̅̊̄ͪ̾͜͡ ̶̷͖͕̝̱̺͔̻͕͂m̘͈̤̗̱̫̫̓ͭ̽̔͝e͈̥̱̳͖̱̒̂̎ͬ̂ͬ̀͢͟l̶̖͈̹̳͓̹͎̒̃͊̇̈́̀ȇ̈́͏͙̻ę̹̼̖̘̫͍͕̫̼͒ ̨̀̿̉͊̀̿̈ͣ҉͇̳͖͓w̙ͨ̒ͅe̸̥͇̮̯̓ͫa̛̭ͪ͂p̲̰̖͕͕̈́̄ͦ͋o̵ͣ̌̃̊̓ͮ̅̚͏̠̫̝͚n̜̬͔͈̠̣̗͇̊̉s̸̢̠̹͉̲̲͙̤̪ͮ̆̋͊͠ ̷̻̣͉͈͎̪̖̈̆̊ͫ͐ͫ͗̆ͧ́͠ą͔̗̼̝̣͚̘̽ͭ̂ͦ̈́͗n̵̼̥̞̜̹̤͎̘̝̍̚͜d̸̹̭͇̼̙̳̜͍͕̈̆̅ͩͨ͑ͫ͗ ̧̖̟͎̠̩̙̓̀̓ͪ̌ͦ́͞i͖̜̞͔͕͔̭͕͗̽͋̈͝f͎͕̰̱ͫ̾ͧ́̿͐̚͠ ͇̠͖̘͌ͮ̏̉͐̿s̛̬̯̖̱̼͆̎̄̒ͩ̅ͣo̅̑̑͆ͧ̔̾́͏̝̼͈̪̱̙͘,̓͌͑͑̑̓́͜͏͇͙̩̟ ̣̲̣̥̼̪ͦͤ̉̈̽̑̊̄̀w̛̠͎̱̗͙ͨ͡h͍͌͂̈́ͯ̿͒͜͟ā̶̡̞̙̑ͩ̽̉̓̇̈́ţ̟̫̝̌̽̓̓͗ ͈͎͎̻̫̊ͧkͩ͛͆ͮ͐͏̵͙̗̝̲͔͚̝͕ͅi̳͖̜̬̰̺̪͈͑͊͂́ͮ̓̀́n̛̺̭̟̺ͩ̀d͚̻̠̱̮̻̹̺̽ͩ̑̾͢͠.͚̼͇͓͎̲͉͉̒̏ͩ̒̅̎̑́͝
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Too bad I dont have clearance nu, I cant read this post!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on October 15, 2011, 10:34:36 pm

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Annnnd I think I have a new favourite Cyrvan.

Hellooo beautiful.

That, and she completely nailed Misuzu, as much as I like our blonde, air-headed protagonist.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on October 15, 2011, 11:48:01 pm
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̹͙̣͈̑I̺͙͚̹̅̅̈̎ͤͭ͒̃͡n̬͖ͣ̄͐̈́̓̏̐ ͎̐ͦ̄̈̏̒b̸̯̯̲̰̿̈͡o̸̘͚̣̦͙ͨͧ̅t̡̫̳ͣ̄ͩ̕͝ḩ̜̱̫̞̗̱̤̮̑̏̔̎́ ̼̲̿̂̍ͣ̿̇̓̆m͓̝̏̐͗ͤ̔̀̎̔͘͢͢ͅi̢͓̦͍̫̻̣̾̇̂̿͋̓͐͐̚l͙̱͖͔͎̬̽ͤ̈͢͠į̪̮̪̉̓ͫ̉̌̏͘t̃̅̇҉̘͔̩̳͙̖͇͎͘a̡͕̹͕̤̿ͪ͗̚r̯͈̞͕̟̮̗̗̿̍ͭ͋́i̛̥̥͎͇̤̳̓̆̚͝é̵̷̼̺̰̙̭͆ͤͫ̎̑̿ͯ͐͝s͒͏̖̬̞̺̟͓͔͈͘,͓̟̣̫̝ͩ̿̉ͤͤ̕ ̣͉̻̱̳̊ͫ͗ͦ̚͡m̵̛̲̩̩̲̠̖̌ͣ͛ͧ̈́͌̌ͮ͝ͅā̵̜̪̬̣̲̦͎͉͎̇͋͛ͣ͢r̙͕̰͍̥̒͂̌ẗ̙̤͙̱̳̘̔͐͑ͅï̴̟̹̗̺͙͓̮̫̱͆ͤ̍͆̏̚a̻̮͓̙̙̘͎ͨ̊͐̑͑͊̀̿͊ͅl̙͈̟͖̝̊ͩͤ̊͆ͅ ̌͆̋̽ͯ̿̎̉̉͢͢҉͉̱̟̱̤ā̼̣͉͓͚̟ͫͦ̓̀́̀r̥̮̻̗͍̝̟͓̹̋ͪ͆ͧ͑̑͛͜t̷̠̅ͣ̔s̡̰̰͇̙̦̎͂̏ͩ́͡ ̨̳̱̠̥͖̎͒ͪͬ̈m̛̮̳̦̝̭̮ͪ̾ͫ̽̓ͤ̐ͤ͜͞u̴̸̲͕̠͇͇̱͉̞͂̌͐ŝ̵̶̟͕̻̩̄ͯ̄̈́ͯ͗͛͟ț̡̧̡̮̜͙̞͚̭͎͌̿̍ͭ̉ͤͣ͊ͅ ̶͕̯͇̥̭̝ͤ͗̓͝b̡͙̦̹ͤ͋͆ͯe̦̮̣͈̟̬̭̠̍͌̏ͭ̌̎͊̎ ͇̜̻̤̪͎͂̇̋̋̕͞p̢͇͈͔̼̥̤̄̀͆a̔̈̓̿҉̢̹̖̀r̨̟͕̝ͬ͗͛̂̽͂́ṱ͚̻̼̿ͥ̋̀ͪ̋͆͘͢ ̻͈̞̜̹̈ͥͨͨ͠ö̵̠̩̬̻͓́͊̾͞f̸͇̩̳̩͎̜̞͎͂͑̃̈́̆ͣ ̩̈ͫ̕͡s̗͙̊̆t̴̠̟̱̺͍̍ͭ͟ͅa̞͙ͧ̃̏̀ͪ̎̓ͯn̒̏ͮ̎̋̓͆̅҉̶̧̫͉̳ͅd̩̦̳͍͑͗̔ͦå̷̴̵̦̬͕͙̝ȑ̶͈͍͈̝̂̑͛͌͋̑͑ď̄҉̦̖̥͍͍̬͇ ̸̙̮̬̭̙̱͚ͬ̀̎ț͉̱̙͙̹̈́̊͗͌ͩ͡r̖̪̰ͦ͑̒͌̇̓͢͠ȧ̧̧͍͈͔͓̥͉ͪ̆̋̑͛̇̈͜i͐̉͗̋̆ͯ҉̧̥̜̖̪̹̘̯͝n͚̮̒ͬ̌ͥ̄i̷͇̗̥͋̉n̷̲̬̩͙̞̺͎͈ͧ̅̆͛̂̀̎ͥ̉g͙̺͙͇̉ͣ̀ ̨̛̩̟͕̖̲̎̑f͇͉̯̭͔͎̲̗̂ͭ̔̂̔̊̐ͥȏ̭͈̪͙̜̜̹̱͍͆͒ͩͨͤͣ̐́͞r̢̡̬͖̝̗̟̜͔̫͗ͨ̂̕ ̀͗͆̌ͤ̂ͫ҉̳̥̼̬̬͡a̧͍̯͕̥̐̉ͮ͟lͥ̃̊ͣ҉̷̖̠̣̠͍̹l̢̹̗̦͓ͦ́ͭ͘ͅ ̒͌ͧ͐̎ͮͤ͜͏̘̜̖͖͕̟̬f͚͓͉͐ͯ͡r̨̲̹̻̺̒ͮͬo̢̠̩̹͇̥͒ͮ̊ͬ̓̓ͮ̂͜ṋ̖̬̱͓͒ͦ͢͡t͖̪̺̭͙̟͔͆lͫͦ́ͨ҉͔̞͞i̡͎͌ͦ̐́n̵̘͓̪̩ͤ̍́eͣ͂ͨ̇͏̧̱̖͙̥ ̘̙̩̗͔ͣ̏̌ͩͯ̄p̶̸͎̈̒̂̊͆̉̚ę̝ͫ͒͑̑̐̀͑̇͡r̴̢͙̗̰̬̳ͧͫ̌̆̌ͅs̯̳̓͂ͧ̀̔ͯ̈̑͞o̴̘̱͕̘̖̓̉̓̎n͉͓̺̙̱̍ͦ͋ͩͯ̍e̤̫̭̳ͩl̵͈̠͕͌ͭ̑̍̿͑ͨͩl͖̲̺̫͔ͦ̔̾̎ͭ͛ͬ̇.̵͔̙͐̐ͧͬͩ́͢ ̧̘͔̂͑ͩ̇̃̓ͥͩI͒͌ͧ̄͗͑҉̙̮̝̤͚͝ ̠̦͑̄͐ͩ͋ā̵̴̭͎̦͋ͥ͑̽̽l͍͎̥͖͔̳̖ͨ̌̏̔̊̋͂͆͢ṡ͇̥̯͚͔̭̋ͪ̍ͭ͞o̪͎͎̯̜̫ͯ̌ͯ͆ ̶̼̭̲̱̮ͪ̌̾̊ͣͦ̈̓͟a̧̮̫̺̗̔̇́̂̋s̮̱̼͖̤̫̹͋ͯͫ̑̎͘s̵̸̘̠̝̞̳̳̭̾̈̏͟u̟ͣ̍͊̂m̴̪̮̖̠̺͒ͪ͘ȩ̎̓̐̑̍͜҉͇̤̰͙͉̻̣̲͇ ̏͗̄̉ͭ͌̈́҉̨̣͉t̨̡̪̹̠̤͉͙̬ͤ̔̐͌̂̾̍ͅͅh̫̯͈̼̻̼͖͋͟a͇̠ͨͧ̉̅ͯt̶͙̭͉̣̪͙̣̿́ ͖͐͆̒ͫe̢̧̦̘̼̺ͤͯ̕ą̴̵̙̟͓̗̯̝̪̾͆͊ͪ̄͑̚c̛̘̰̗͈̝͖͖̘̈́ͩ̋ḫ̗̠͓̰͕̫̝͊͗ͭͣ͂̀ ̬̦͖̞̊ͯ̃̿̒̂s͖̈́̀̿͝p̱̤̰͓̫͈͖͂͂̑̉̒̒͊̆̌͢͡͝ĕ̶̟č̯͉͖̞̹͈̞̻̒̃ͧi̷̧̠̪͇̇̇͂͗ͮ̚e̞̟͈͇̜͕̲͚͂͗̃ͦͪ̌ͦ̚sͦ̈́҉̫͓̦̲̭͓̦͍ͅ ̸̆̐ͧ͗́̇̐̿́̚҉̰̤͔̼͓t̒ͯ͗ͤ̀҉͉͔͉̠͔e̶̡͉̯̿̈ͦͥͮ̏̍̚ͅaͣ̏̀ͪ̆ͭ͗̚͢͏͍̭͇̬̻͙̯ͅc̸̴͎͔̺̦̳̣̦͙̋̂̌͂͢h̩͕̬̃ͤ͐͊̄͆̕ẻ̜͉͎̥̟͈̑ͪ̀͘s̶̜̭ͭ͛ͩ̓͛͜ͅ ̝̗͍̤̦̫̳̹̈ͩ̇̋͗̐͐͜t̠̻͈̭̰͚̬̺̾̽̑̍ͣ͑͛h̞̞̥̲͊͆e̞̣͎̥̝͙ͧ͂̓̐ï̻ͅr̯͇̣̭͍̺͇̪̿̊̔̚͟͡ͅ ̧̻͉͉̦͖̲͎ͫͦ̐ͣ̏͊̽͌͛s̥̰͍ͦͭ̍͐̿o̡̘̝͖͖̜ͦ͒͋͞l͗ͯ̆̐҉̬̩̀ḍ̡̜̹̫͚͇̮̲̜̑̔ͬ̃̂̕i̇̉̾̀̅̎̔̂͏̺e̘̐̀̎̀͆͒̇̔̄̕͟͝r̀҉̨̳͉͚̙̪̹͕͝s͇͖̰̩̝ͧ̆̃͊ͅ ̨̪̱̣͎̿̒̉̃̀͗ă̟̣̻̥̟̘̼̣̿ͬ̒̍ͤͬ ̘͔̓͗͑̅͜ḑ̛͈̮͖̹̥͎̻̩ͦ̋ͅĭ̖̓f̰͓͕̳̜̠̅̇͑̑ͨ̃̃̚̕f̨͔͈͚͖̠͓̜ͫ̽̌͋ͮ̅͐̚͟͞e̸̹̤͗ͭ̑ͤ̔͌͗ͩ̕̕r̳ͧ́̏̅̓̌͟e̶̡̪̣̎ͧ́n̼͍̫̲̗̩̳̺̹̒ͨ̾ͪͦ͘͡t̴̡̪̠͚̺̬͐̓̔͆ͭ ̶̹̭͎ͫͪ̿̕s̵̬̹̺͐̑̆ț̴͎͎̦̻̩̰̅̈́ͤ̌̕͞ẏ̵̝͕̙̒̇͆̍ͭ͛͠l̸̤̻̩̜̒ͪ̇̈̾͛͛ͪͅĕ̸̳͉̻̥̫͕̽̎̆̀̕.͎͖̘̱̯ͭ͑ͩ͌̌̍ͥ̄͌ ̷̨̩̲ͮ͊̋̌͒̉͐͝ͅW̯̟̤̜̖͖̱ͥ̾͟ͅh̟̳̞ͯ̑̆͒͛ͨą͉̍̎ͫͅt̷̩̼̯̩̥̺̬̮̎͊͊̒͗̈ͤ͌̀͡ ̵̨͓͎̠ͣͪͣ̇̉̕I̳͉̪̻̭̳̮̩ͥͬ̿͗͛ͯ͌͜ ͐ͥ̈̿̒͏҉҉̤̬w̛̋͆̈̽҉̵̺̺̱̺͖͉o̢̟͇͂ͬ̋ͪ͘͝u̶̡̻̞͉̝͚͖̔̐̽ͥ̋͗l̛̬̳̮̎͌ͫ́̽̆͊d̶̪̝̒̀̆̏̃̔͘ ̧̨̗̻͓̫͍̖̼͎ͤ̅͛́͛ͫļ̈̐ͯͥͬ̚͠҉̖͚̬͇̟ͅͅi̵̙̥͎̪̪̪̓͂̎̿̃͒͘͢k̿͐̽͜͏͉͈̣͎̘͔̲ͅé͉̤ͦ͒̒̔͛̂ ̨̱͖̳̑̐̿̀ͦ̉ͦ͊̉t͎̒̐ͮ͗͒̍͆͟o̷̺̺̥͚̥̲̲̟͗ͣ́ͯ͊̑ ̩̻̭̥͙̼͙̎ͥͦ̽̃k̖̰̱͍̟͙̙̍ͭ͑͆̒ͪn̮̩͍̿̐́ȍ̶̢͍̲̈̉̀͡w̧̧̢̟̖͚̟ͥ̀̓ͪ͗͂̎ͥ ̧̩̱̥̖̘̒̎̿̔͐ͫͪ̓ȉ̒̔̏͏̧̟̣̳s̴̭͖̼̑̔̐̌͌ͣͬ̆́ ̨̰͈̾ͩ͐w͕̉̌ͮ̇̀͒̃ͪ͆̕͟͝h̺͈͓̩̍̽̈̅̃̍͢ȃ̛̜͕̙ͬt̢̙̲ͫ͆͠ͅ ̨̾ͥ̽̉ͧ͛̌͏̰͉̺̩͙̤͎̣̮e͓̜̩̗̟̙͌̃̌̍̎̐͗̈́͟ã̡̡̘̭̩̘͎̱̯̙̄ͭͦ͋̓͐̚ͅĉ͔̹̺ͭͧ͟ḣ̳̣̩̞̇ͅͅ ̡̰͓̮̞͐͊̒̿̄͛͟s̷͕̮̲͖͖̣͔̝̈̄ͣ̏̋̔̌̉t̼͙̺̺͇ͯ̆ͮ̎y̧̖̺͇̦͙̫̦͔ͩͫ͑̓̅̇̉ͦ̄l̳̯̯͓̯͍̠͕̗̈̽̾̕͝͡ě̲̠̺̭̂̿̔̋̂̔̽͞ ̷̹͍̪͕̼̺̺ͫ̓́͐ͅc͚͖͓̼͙͑̓͂̌̈̽́̕e̢̧̖̼̪̝̝͕͚̳̿͆ͣ͊̊͋n̸͍̣̦̠̫̣̯ͦͦ̏̓ͦ̿̃͐͘t̬̰̞̱ͨ̏ͫ̋́́͠r̖̖̩̗̾͌͊͗̑ͭ̚e̺̻̥͓̯̺ͧ̋͑͡s̢̭͔̣͚̖͕͎̊̇̇͌̀̑̀ ̎̐̽̕҉̱̲̰̪̫̻̝a͈̖̖̱̼̯͌ͣ̾͌̓̕͜r̷ͥ̍ͥ͏̯͍͓̞ǒ̧̮͕̤̝̜ͥ́͗ͦͮ͐̀ȗ̳̹̜ͭ̔ͣͣ̅͂̎͝ņ̷̺͓̬̑̒ͫ̋̋ͤ̕d̜͕̺̟̦͔̮ͬͦ̽ͯ̉̃͞,̡̘̻̳̻̩̅̓̎ͤ̌̕͢ ͎̻̝ͬͦ̔ͣͦ̀͢i̶͇̿ͫ́͘f̴̛͕̻̮́̔ͯ̿̃̊̏̚ ̢͇͈̘͌̿ͯ̋ͮ͡ţ͖̲̹̏͋́̈́̾͜h̶͇̭̹̣̻̩̖̓̎̑͆ͮ́ͬ̄ḙ̖͍̝̹̬ͩͮ̆͋ͩ̏̿́̚y̵̳͈̘͒̀ͣ̉ͦͨ ̘̰̝͖̗̎̉́ͭ̅͗w͔͕ͭ̔̊ͬͨͧͭ͐e͚̻̙̝͇͖ͪͯ̕͠r͇̗̅̒͒̑̒̈͠e͆̌͌͟͏̯̩͔͉̬̭̬ ͚͎͕͚̘ͩ͑̆ͮ̌ͯ̿ï͑͏̬͙̝͍m̟̞̯͕̭̩̫͙̏͋͞͝͞p̧̱͎̠͍̠͉ͧ̀͒ͬ̓̍̀́ͯļ̴̺̩̘̹̬͐ͩͪ̐̚̕ĕ̵̳̕͢m̩̳̻͚͍͖ͪ̔ͧͬ̌̌͒͟e̦̹͉̥̱̼ͩ͑́̕ͅn̦̬̦̮͎ͥ̋ț͖͊͋ͯͮ̈̔ͧe̦̤͔͍̘̼ͮ͗ͪͤ̉̈́̎͜d͖̥̳͉̽͐͠ ̨̬ͨ͗̔̆͑ͩ͋ ̧͎̲̌ͦͣ̚b̾ͨ̆͏̶̥̖̮͞ẏ͖̫̞̳̙͔̯ͮ̓̿͢ ̡̤͍̭͎̐ͬ͑̊̇̉̐t̶͈̳̞̝̍̇͊rͥͨ̉ͤ͋͏̪̥̙̜̫͎̦̖̪u̖ͬ̄ͩ̒̒͒ͯ͋̂́ẽ̥͉͈̱̯̔̒̽ͮ̀̽̚ͅ ̣̃́́͡m̢̜͚̝͛̔̎̐́̏̀á̧̡͕̩̥̪̲͙̪̘͖ͦ́̂̽͌͑ͥ̕s͎̗̣̤͖̱̺ͣ̄̿́͘ṫ͇͎̳͈ͩͪ͌ͯ̓̈́̿ͧ͝e̶̛̫̳̲̲̭̊̌͠r͓̝̰̼̝̲̭̯͙ͤͨͤ̔s̻̬̤͓̳̮̤̭̆ͦ̋̋̓ ̪̞͓̜̈́̅̓ͮ̊ͣ̓͡ő͚̜̤̗̉ͩͪͫͅͅf̲̗̩̤̪͒ͦ̂ͥ͊ͥ͆͢ͅ ̸̙͚͖̜̞̞̑ͫ͒̿̅̾ͥ̏̀́e̶͗ͫ̍҉͈̙ą̧͈͈̼̤̰̱̪̋́c̀͌ͩ̔ͥ͌̎҉͎̠͔̯͞ḥ̺̹͉͒ͪ̓ͯ͆̀͠ ̯͕̝̣͉̇̀͊̃̓͂͊͒͢ą̣̖͓̏ͣ̒̋ͯ̚͘͞ȓ̯̥̤͉̱͖́͟ţ͚̺ͨ͑̈́̉ͣ̅͋̇́̕ ̇́ͫ͒̿́̏͏̙̜͇̺̯̱̻̯w̶͙̘̞̪̺̻̯͋̊̊̀ͥ̉́͠h̤̹͕̥̏̎̄̍o̴͇̱̼̮̖̽͗̓ ͍̜̟̭̗̫ͩͩw̋̓̋͏̥̝͉̰̤̼̼̫o̶̶ͫ̾͏̮̮͔͚u͙̻ͯ̇ͧ́̓̉͛͠͝l͚͓̙̱̲̪̓͑̕d̶̲͓̼͉͖̽̂ͮ̐ ̵̧̫̲̯̰͉͖̻͎̊̽̊́̌͒̄͌͘w̛͇͎̤̏ͦ̄ͯ̈́͑̍͂̏͜ͅi̹̫͕̥̱̗̍͑́n̵͍̔̕,̢̀̇ͥ͂͐͌͏̲̱̳͍̥̯̣ͅ ͩͥ̏҉̝͔̬̻̖̘̪̠a̴̵̠̣̼̲ͪ̃̓ͨ̓ṇ̢̰̹̺͓̲͔̅̎ͩ̊d̨̤̯̙́ͫ͗̈̈̀ͅ ͐͛́̒̆̈̋̚̚͏͎̞͓i̪̟̜̘͓̟̰ͮ̔̏̆͋̓f͒҉̜̗̘̲̣͓͠ ̥͍̭͚͈̋ͫtͤ͐̆ͦ̆̊̽҉̶̩͈̼̬ͅh̸͖͕͐̊̈ͧ̍̔̅̀e̸̷͙̺̘̐̊ͨy̴̴̹̬̲̎ͧ̔̚ ̯̟͚̠̪̜͕̤̾ͫ̕͟f̦͓͍̮͙̈́̌͌͒̔ͥͅa̛͇̣ͧ̇͊̈͝c̹̫̲̎̆̃ͪ̆̂t̠̗̳͓̣̤̥̝̞ͩ̀ö̲̫͖̼̪̩̗̗ͣ͌ͮͦ͌ͯ̕͠͞rͭ̄͂҉͇̬̼̗ ̠̪̄͐ͮ̆͆ͥ͝į̘͓̽ͬ̓̏̌ͦ̽̊ͦn̶͖̪̱̦̺̭̦̍̅̊̄ͪ̾͜͡ ̶̷͖͕̝̱̺͔̻͕͂m̘͈̤̗̱̫̫̓ͭ̽̔͝e͈̥̱̳͖̱̒̂̎ͬ̂ͬ̀͢͟l̶̖͈̹̳͓̹͎̒̃͊̇̈́̀ȇ̈́͏͙̻ę̹̼̖̘̫͍͕̫̼͒ ̨̀̿̉͊̀̿̈ͣ҉͇̳͖͓w̙ͨ̒ͅe̸̥͇̮̯̓ͫa̛̭ͪ͂p̲̰̖͕͕̈́̄ͦ͋o̵ͣ̌̃̊̓ͮ̅̚͏̠̫̝͚n̜̬͔͈̠̣̗͇̊̉s̸̢̠̹͉̲̲͙̤̪ͮ̆̋͊͠ ̷̻̣͉͈͎̪̖̈̆̊ͫ͐ͫ͗̆ͧ́͠ą͔̗̼̝̣͚̘̽ͭ̂ͦ̈́͗n̵̼̥̞̜̹̤͎̘̝̍̚͜d̸̹̭͇̼̙̳̜͍͕̈̆̅ͩͨ͑ͫ͗ ̧̖̟͎̠̩̙̓̀̓ͪ̌ͦ́͞i͖̜̞͔͕͔̭͕͗̽͋̈͝f͎͕̰̱ͫ̾ͧ́̿͐̚͠ ͇̠͖̘͌ͮ̏̉͐̿s̛̬̯̖̱̼͆̎̄̒ͩ̅ͣo̅̑̑͆ͧ̔̾́͏̝̼͈̪̱̙͘,̓͌͑͑̑̓́͜͏͇͙̩̟ ̣̲̣̥̼̪ͦͤ̉̈̽̑̊̄̀w̛̠͎̱̗͙ͨ͡h͍͌͂̈́ͯ̿͒͜͟ā̶̡̞̙̑ͩ̽̉̓̇̈́ţ̟̫̝̌̽̓̓͗ ͈͎͎̻̫̊ͧkͩ͛͆ͮ͐͏̵͙̗̝̲͔͚̝͕ͅi̳͖̜̬̰̺̪͈͑͊͂́ͮ̓̀́n̛̺̭̟̺ͩ̀d͚̻̠̱̮̻̹̺̽ͩ̑̾͢͠.͚̼͇͓͎̲͉͉̒̏ͩ̒̅̎̑́͝
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**MESSAGE ENDS**

Too bad I dont have clearance nu, I cant read this post!

Oh, crap.

Zalgo, he comes!  :nervous:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on October 16, 2011, 03:54:46 am
Hmm, must make sure people can actually read my coded transmissions in the future. FYI: if you want to read it the message, right-click the file, go to properties and untick 'encoded'. Then answer yes when it asks if you are supposed to be reading it.

That was a rather skillful and tactful way of blowing off questions that you seem to not want to answer. Well done good sir.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 16, 2011, 04:49:11 am
Odd... I see the coded message just fine without doing any of the decoding stuff... any idea why that would be (I have Firefox and Java-Script is activated)?

"Feryaa is the name of the only religion we have, it has pretty deep roots in our culture and every day life. The Cyrvan government has for the most part always been about 'practical' things in life and is probably one of the least Cyrvan things influenced by Feryaa.
I do not know of a lot of atheists.

Cyrvan genetic research is for the most part limited to regrowing lost limbs and replacing defect or damaged internal organs. Altering DNA and genes on a deeper level is forbidden by law."
Care to go into a little more detail about what the Feryaa members (Feryaanites? Feryaanians?.... how are the called?) believe in?

And in a completely unrelated question: Do Cyrvans favour encyclopedia or wikipedia formated knowledge bases?

"Yes they can, they are generally just called Hybrids by Cyrvans. Which I must admit, has a bit of a negative tone to it. And it wouldn't suprise me if Terrans called them 'half-elves'... The majority of Terran planets seem to view Hybrids as a positive thing, my people on the other hand seem to look at them with skepticism.
The appearance of the child seems to depend mostly on what race the mother is. With a Cyrvan mother and a Terran father the child is hard if not impossible to distinguish from a full blood Cyrvan. With a Terran mother and a Cyrvan father the child tends to look more like a 'half' in appearance.
As said before, the lifespan of Hybrids is currently still unknown, they seem to grow at a slightly faster rate than a Cyrvan but still slower than a Terran. But we can't draw too many conclusions from this alone. A winged or precog Hybrid child hasn't happened yet, so this too is unknown at this point."
What about their reflexes, physical strength or capability of handling the dataflow from a Cyrvan fighter cockpit?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on October 16, 2011, 11:37:16 am
Well, Cyrvans are naturally capable of dealing with dataflow from their fighter cockpits. TBH, I think that humans can learn that too, but due to a trend which we observe even today, human fighter cockpits are very user-friendly and do everything for you, while Cyrvan cockpits are closer to the level of your average F-15 (perhaps with all MFD modes displayed on different screens, all at the same time) in terms of complexity.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: MatthTheGeek on October 16, 2011, 12:24:34 pm
IIRC it's less about data flow that overall sensibility of the equipment. Just like if you'd try to aim at a sentry gun with a Pegasus with a joystick that would have 100 times the sensibility of whatever you're used to. Humans tend to not have the reflexes to handle such equipement.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on October 16, 2011, 12:57:20 pm
Hmm, must make sure people can actually read my coded transmissions in the future. FYI: if you want to read it the message, right-click the file, go to properties and untick 'encoded'. Then answer yes when it asks if you are supposed to be reading it.

That was a rather skillful and tactful way of blowing off questions that you seem to not want to answer. Well done good sir.
Okay here, lets see.
Oh, well. That was easy! Is this GTVA military encryption or something? Seems really easy to decode!
In both militaries, martial arts must be part of standard training for all frontline personell. I also assume that each species teaches their soldiers a different style. What I would like to know is what each style centres around, if they were implemented  by true masters of each art who would win, and if they factor in melee weapons and if so, what kind.
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"In the LSF, each fleet has its own hand to hand combat trainings and styles. Each effective and deadly in their own right. However none of these martial arts have ever accounted for the possibility of facing a four armed lizard that has twice your physical strength and a completely different center of gravity. Or an overgrown praying mantis that has three times your arm length in attack range. We're currently trying to figure out how to best train our combat personel for these engagements.

The Cyrvans have a different approach to hand to hand combat, by avoiding it all together. Using their reflexes and agility to maintain distance and keeping it a firefight. If all else fails, the best close-quarters combat solution they have is 'shoot it in the face at pointblank range'."

What is the standard equipment loadout of each race's ground troops and ship-to-ship boarding forces? Do you still use projectile small arms? And if so, how do you prevent stray fire from causing explosive decompression during boarding action?
"LSF boarding forces wear Mk IV powered armor suits with personal plasma shield generator attachments. For weaponry they are usually equipped with Ion Particle rifles (Think of a really down scaled VX-02a) and Gauss pistols. Some detachments prefer using physical combat shields and/or the heavier but less mobile Mk IVD heavy armor suits with the Ion Particle scatter rifles.

CSA security personel favor a more mobile loadout and only bring personal shield generators with them into battle for protection."

And to Dawn: You didn't seem too bothered in that picture Spoon has of you in the onsen. Are you actually an exhibitionist, and what are the chances of you getting the other WoD girls in on the fun?
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"I was not aware that being naked at the outdoor bath in a hotspring resort would qualify me as an exhibitionist. In any case, I do not feel I have much to be ashamed about."

Care to go into a little more detail about what the Feryaa members (Feryaanites? Feryaanians?.... how are the called?) believe in?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"It's not like a Terran religion in which you become member of a certain organisation or church, there's no special name for believers.
We believe that there is one omni potent God that created the universe and our race and now watches us as we grow, expand and prosper into this galaxy. The more we Cyrvans continue to prosper the more we'll please him.

The more hardline believers are organized into a fleet order known as the Lore Keepers. The've activately advocated that we Cyrvans should begin a large crusade to subjugate the other races and hurry the expansion of our race. To be honest, I find the Lore Keepers an obnoxious lot that are hard to deal and reason with..."

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"I can agree on that. Their complete lack of strategic understanding is tiring."

And in a completely unrelated question: Do Cyrvans favour encyclopedia or wikipedia formated knowledge bases?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Wikipedia.
Everyone can contribute."

What about their reflexes, physical strength or capability of handling the dataflow from a Cyrvan fighter cockpit?
"So far they've produced slightly below average results on piloting. But at this point we cannot conclude if this is because they are Hybrids or if the samples we've had so far just don't have particular high aptitudes for flying. In terms of reflexes they score at the Cyrvan average with physical strength being a bit above average."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on October 16, 2011, 01:49:03 pm
Dawn. Would you call me even if I gave you my number?

What's your "type"?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on October 16, 2011, 05:26:13 pm
To all crew: It has been stated before in previous responses, that there are various thoughts on the matter of the hybrids. What are your own veiws of them, and do you think that there is the risk in the future that prejudices from both Humans and Cryvans may drive the hybrids to seperate from their parent civilisation and become independant and/or violent?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: MatthTheGeek on October 16, 2011, 05:42:54 pm
Also, have you ever known or met an hybrid, and can share this experience ?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Axem on October 16, 2011, 06:01:47 pm
Do Cyrvans like cats?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on October 16, 2011, 06:08:55 pm
They have to. They are perfect space elves. No being that doesn't like cats could even call itself perfect (except another cat, of course).  :)
If they didn't liked cats, they would be inferior to humans.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on October 16, 2011, 07:35:36 pm
They have to. They are perfect space elves. No being that doesn't like cats could even call itself perfect (except another cat, of course).  :)
If they didn't liked cats, they would be inferior to humans.

I reject your theory, cats suck.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on October 16, 2011, 08:13:12 pm
/me rejects Rodo's rejection.

Cats are awesome.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on October 16, 2011, 08:27:55 pm
/me rejects Rodo's rejection.

Cats are awesome.
/me seconds Dark Hunter's Rejection

Cats are double awesome.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on October 16, 2011, 08:52:08 pm
They have to. They are perfect space elves. No being that doesn't like cats could even call itself perfect (except another cat, of course).  :)
If they didn't liked cats, they would be inferior to humans.

I reject your theory, cats suck.

Let me second this rejection.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Droid803 on October 16, 2011, 08:58:56 pm
I reject your rejection of the rejection of the rejection.
This is going somewhere real fast.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on October 16, 2011, 09:00:46 pm
thank you, still I would like to know what Isa thinks about cats.
and yes, I'll stop my derailment right here with this last post.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on October 16, 2011, 09:59:16 pm
Dekker, haven't you noticed how Snail hasn't been active for a while here?... ;)

Cats...have you ever seen what cats do when they are put into a no gravity situation?... hehe...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: starwolf1991 on October 16, 2011, 11:39:21 pm
Spoon! Enlighten me, how did you craft all those beautiful models of yours, and how hard was it? :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on October 17, 2011, 12:09:19 am
Dekker, haven't you noticed how Snail hasn't been active for a while here?... ;)



I'm not crew, no questioning!! (GESTAPO FLASHBACK)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 17, 2011, 06:40:14 pm
Are you seriously asking how they prevent small arms fire from punching through armor that can withstand weapons stronger than nuclear bombs?

It's not the armor you should be worried about. It's the ship systems. You don't armor stuff inside the hull to withstand small arms fire. If there's a fight for any major, important area of the ship like the engine room, CIC, or bridge, you can write it off as fit to fight until it's spent time in a yard.

Even just shooting up a bunch of the corridors could easily result in extensive damage to life support, internal communications and networking, and possibly damage control systems that would make fighting the ship exceptionally difficult without a refit.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on October 17, 2011, 08:51:45 pm
You don't armor stuff inside the hull to withstand small arms fire.

Maybe you don't... ;7
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 17, 2011, 10:27:01 pm
Maybe you don't... ;7

Nordera excepted.

Of course if you really WANT to waste all that extra mass and end up with ships that perform real badly... :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on October 18, 2011, 01:40:36 am
I guess they would at least armour the first say 50m of corridors at the entrance points to the ship? :)





Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 18, 2011, 06:10:35 am
Why? No, seriously, why? If you're being boarded you've already lost. Either blow the ship up if you're serious or set it wrecking its own systems and surrender.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: MatthTheGeek on October 18, 2011, 06:17:10 am
Why? No, seriously, why? If you're being boarded you've already lost. Either blow the ship up if you're serious or set it wrecking its own systems and surrender.
***MatthTheGeek is reminded of a specific sequence in War in Heaven, with a Zod logistics ship being boarded by Gefs...***
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on October 18, 2011, 07:22:57 am
Are you seriously asking how they prevent small arms fire from punching through armor that can withstand weapons stronger than nuclear bombs?

It's not the armor you should be worried about. It's the ship systems. You don't armor stuff inside the hull to withstand small arms fire. If there's a fight for any major, important area of the ship like the engine room, CIC, or bridge, you can write it off as fit to fight until it's spent time in a yard.

Even just shooting up a bunch of the corridors could easily result in extensive damage to life support, internal communications and networking, and possibly damage control systems that would make fighting the ship exceptionally difficult without a refit.
Then maybe you should tell that to the person who specifically asked about explosive decompression, to whom I was answering.

But I don't think you'd cause extensive damage to the ships livesupport by shooting up a single corridor, considering the size of the ships and that the ships most likely use compartmentizing very extensively... at least that's what I'd do on a tincan surrounded by hard vacuum.
And if you can cut a part of the ship off completely from the livesupport, you should also be able to limit the damage to the section the firefight takes place in.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on October 18, 2011, 08:16:19 am
Whoooooosh

Uh, right, eeto, Tempest, are the mercenaries at Harcon going to be flying all the Ray Mk. IIIs that are being phased out of the LSF? Did they fly Ray Mk.IIs or something before then?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on October 18, 2011, 11:23:40 am
Aside from the Terran and Cyrvan governments what organisations have influential positions socially and politically within Terran and Cyrvan space?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 18, 2011, 07:44:35 pm
Actually, that's a good question. To anyone: What did the Ray Mark II look like and how would you compare its handling to modern Rays?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on October 18, 2011, 08:59:46 pm
Actually, that's a good question. To anyone: What did the Ray Mark II look like

Spoiler:
The emblem of the LSF is the silhouette of the Ray II. It's essentially half the Ray I with it's pods and half the Ray III with its internal cockpit.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: LoneFan on December 14, 2011, 11:42:46 pm
Crystal, can you show us some examples of Crya writing?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on December 15, 2011, 12:45:33 am
Can has most Dawn pics?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on December 15, 2011, 01:11:40 am
How many fighters does a Guardian Angel actually support, and for roughly how long can it do so without resupply?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on December 28, 2011, 04:02:18 am
How do jump inhibitor fields work? There was the planetary one at Ravi, but then there's also the (ineffective) one at the blockade the Hertak trashed, which kind of suggests that it's somewhat portable, but the JGASF doesn't seem capable of setting one up on its own. Is there a dedicated ship or something?

Isa, do you have any embarrassing interesting stories about your little sister you'd like to share?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on December 28, 2011, 12:29:53 pm
There was also that inhibitor field that the Fura'ngle ship projected, whch the LSF couldn't overcome (the one that was protected by three Armageddons in one of the last missions).

Do the Cyrvans have better jump inhibitor fields, that even work against the Hertak. And are CSA ships capable of overcoming the LSF inibitors and the Hertak/Fura'ngle inhibitors?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on December 29, 2011, 10:06:56 am
Do Cyrvans like cats?
(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/7669/yaiceca.png)
"We love cats.
In fact, the true unsung reason why the Cyrvan-Derran war happened is because we wanted to liberate all those poor kittens from the oppressive jumans!
Millions of 'lolcats' videos on your web, the vast majority of them is animal abuse!"

Dawn. Would you call me even if I gave you my number?

What's your "type"?
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"What would we talk about?

Type huh? Can't say I gave it a lot of thought inbetween the missiles, laser bolts, beams and giant alien ships with the intend to conquer all known sentient races."

Whoooooosh

Uh, right, eeto, Tempest, are the mercenaries at Harcon going to be flying all the Ray Mk. IIIs that are being phased out of the LSF? Did they fly Ray Mk.IIs or something before then?
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"It's considerably harder to get your hands on a Mk II than a Mk III, since its old and was only produced in limited quantities. The majority of mercs have been using Mk IIIs for a while now. Though the Kaze is pretty popular too, it's a good craft when you feel like bugging out at full speed to save your own hide.

Say, since you seem interested. If I were to start my own mercenary company, would you like to fly under my wing? I'm sure we can make a quick fortune together nyohoh."

Actually, that's a good question. To anyone: What did the Ray Mark II look like and how would you compare its handling to modern Rays?
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"As a certain Andrew pointed out:
(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/4487/lsfemblem.png)
That's the general shape of it.
I tried the Ray Mk. II in the simulator, handled pretty well. a bit slow for modern standards but when you compare it to other ships made in that time period, it was pretty amazing. It was a test bed for a few technologies, like the twin-jump drive and a sensor suite that was capable of defeating most known jamming systems at the time. The twin-jump eventually proved to be far too expensive for mass production but it wasn't until a full ten years later that single jump drives caught up with its performance.
It also came with the most comfortable pilot chair the LSF has ever seen. Or so I've been told nyoho."

Crystal, can you show us some examples of Crya writing?
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9449/thanksgoodbye.jpg)

To all crew: It has been stated before in previous responses, that there are various thoughts on the matter of the hybrids. What are your own veiws of them, and do you think that there is the risk in the future that prejudices from both Humans and Cryvans may drive the hybrids to seperate from their parent civilisation and become independant and/or violent?
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1461/isaneutral.png)
"There are not even enough Hybrids to populate a single small town. The very idea that they would start some seperate independent nation in the foreseeable future is laughable at this point."

Also, have you ever known or met an hybrid, and can share this experience ?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Not that I am aware of"

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1461/isaneutral.png)
"Yes. But it's nothing to write home about or anything."

How many fighters does a Guardian Angel actually support, and for roughly how long can it do so without resupply?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Normally around 56. If we really stuff everything together and don't intend to make it a long operation we could probably store around 70 craft. Of course it also depends on what loadout. Needless to say a Hazel take considerable more hanger space than a Kaze. Now if we were to depart fully stocked and take conservative actions, a Guardian Angel could last around two maybe three months without resupply.

For the sake of comparison, a Champion class carrier tends to roughly carry 42 to 48 fighters around and can go without resupply for a maximum period of four weeks."

How do jump inhibitor fields work? There was the planetary one at Ravi, but then there's also the (ineffective) one at the blockade the Hertak trashed, which kind of suggests that it's somewhat portable, but the JGASF doesn't seem capable of setting one up on its own. Is there a dedicated ship or something?
"What an inhibitor field basically does is 'saturate' subspace in an area, making it more dense and considerably harder to enter. If you do enter, it will make the subspace drive consume considerable amounts of extra energy to plow its way through. Less advance drives can actually overheat and malfunction, causing the ship to be crushed as subspace closes itself around the ship again.
LSF jump inhibitor technology is still large, unwieldy and requires tremendous amounts of energy to operate. Miniaturized versions on prototype ships have so far proved ineffective at significantly slowing down alien jump drives."

There was also that inhibitor field that the Fura'ngle ship projected, whch the LSF couldn't overcome (the one that was protected by three Armageddons in one of the last missions).

Do the Cyrvans have better jump inhibitor fields, that even work against the Hertak. And are CSA ships capable of overcoming the LSF inibitors and the Hertak/Fura'ngle inhibitors?
"Fura'ngle inhibitors have so far proven themselves extremely effective, even against Hertak drives. What actually makes them even more impressive is that they can somehow leave allied ships unaffected by them. We have yet to discover the secret to this.
Our own ships can make short jumps in a LSF planetary based inhibitor field, but it does considerably reduce our mobility."

Isa, do you have any embarrassing interesting stories about your little sister you'd like to share?
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"Absolutely."

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8066/crystalap.png)
"No."

Aside from the Terran and Cyrvan governments what organisations have influential positions socially and politically within Terran and Cyrvan space?
This is a question that will be answered/expanded on in WoD2.

Spoon! Enlighten me, how did you craft all those beautiful models of yours, and how hard was it? :P
Sorry, I don't know anyone by the name of Spoon. You might want to redirect your question to the 34th Hard Light squadron  :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on December 29, 2011, 10:57:11 am
Was Dawn's time travel ever properly researched? If so, could it be expanded to include interdimensional travel?
What are the Terran and Cyrvan standings on either?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on December 29, 2011, 03:02:13 pm
Aaaaaand,........ Dawn, can has facebook name? :3
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on December 29, 2011, 06:15:43 pm
Ooh, flying as a wingman under Tempest in a mercenary organization, I'd love that. If flying as a merc is what it is like in LQ, then I'd qualify as 'already have experience' mhm~


Oh, the LSF flag-thingy, I like it. There seems to be Japanese there which is pretty cool, but I can't read it :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on December 29, 2011, 06:35:50 pm
There seems to be Japanese there which is pretty cool, but I can't read it :P
'Protecting Humanity's Peace' in a different font. One that has no apostrophes, apparently. It mojibake'd.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on December 29, 2011, 08:08:30 pm
Would any of you allow Holley to fly in your wing, and why?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on December 30, 2011, 12:34:02 am
Different universes entirely little bro.

/me gets popcorn.and prepares to enjoy backlash :)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on December 30, 2011, 05:10:00 am
Oh, the LSF flag-thingy, I like it. There seems to be Japanese there which is pretty cool, but I can't read it :P
I'm not so sure...
Some signs do look like Kata-kana (カ - ka, エ - e), the sencond sign looks like a mirrored オ :wtf: and some are neither Kata-kana nor Hira-gana (like the third sign, that looks like an O or the big rectangle at the bottom of the red bar). So if it is any actual language and not just a combination of random signs, it's not japanese as far as I can tell. But with such a small font it's really hard to tell... and it being bold doesn't help much either.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: redsniper on December 30, 2011, 08:56:52 am
It's just japanese characters arranged to resemble the english on the other side, I think. It's pretty obvious with the "protecting" at least.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: CaptJosh on December 30, 2011, 10:15:29 am
He's right. Look at it like stylized roman alphabet letters and you see it says "Protecting Humanity's Peace".
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on December 30, 2011, 03:18:55 pm
I was concentrating so much on the individual characters, that I overlooked what they looked like together :lol:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on December 30, 2011, 10:27:07 pm
Speaking of wings and those who fly them, what are the odds of seeing non-Terran/Cyrvan pilots on the Guardian Angel in the future?

I think a YEAAARGH every now and then would do wonders for JGASF morale.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on December 31, 2011, 09:27:06 am
I'm lobbying for a pilot exchange programm with the Fura'ngle.... oh wait that would be impossible, since they merge with their ships...
Then I'll go for Zy.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on January 01, 2012, 09:00:10 am
I'm lobbying for a pilot exchange programm with the Fura'ngle.... oh wait that would be impossible, since they merge with their ships...
Then I'll go for Zy.
You know that Zy like to tear organic stuff apart? And I also think that humans taste really good.
Well they began to reverse these behaviors, but there are still a lot of lizards who like to do it that way.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 01, 2012, 09:19:30 am
Cordi, then? They already have a history together.
The only problem is the chirping. My God, the chirping...!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on January 01, 2012, 09:35:39 am
Cordi, then? They already have a history together.
The only problem is the chirping. My God, the chirping...!
That could work.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 01, 2012, 10:19:21 am
Cordi, then? They already have a history together.
The only problem is the chirping. My God, the chirping...!

I'd rather listen to chirping than the incessant "bup-bup-bup-bupbup" of a certain only 'good for glassing' species.

I also have a question regarding tactics for Isa and Crystal.

You have been assigned to protect a planet of great tactical importance, but not given sufficient forces to do so. A larger hostile fleet then engages you and you have no option but to abandon the planet and give up an important strategic point with only a small chance of being able to retake it in the future.
My question is this; would you enact a "scorched earth" policy and burn the planet to deny it's resources to the enemy while damning countless lives but ensuring victory in the future, or would you leave and hope the battle to retake it goes well?

And just for the scenario, the planet contains an equal ratio of cryvans to humans and has resources highly valued by both forces.....It also has the galaxies highest population of the cutest kittens ever to exist. EVER.

What would you do, why, and how would you feel about it?



Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 01, 2012, 11:58:03 am
Burn kitty burn.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on January 01, 2012, 02:32:04 pm
I'm pretty sure the Cyrvan fleet doctrine (not commenting on individual ships themselves...) is almost made specifically to fight off fleets larger than their own, so that invading fleet probably won't get to rest with CSA ships jumping in and out all over the place with their subspace maneuverability and dynamic engagements.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 01, 2012, 04:36:13 pm
I'm pretty sure the Cyrvan fleet doctrine (not commenting on individual ships themselves...) is almost made specifically to fight off fleets larger than their own, so that invading fleet probably won't get to rest with CSA ships jumping in and out all over the place with their subspace maneuverability and dynamic engagements.

Yes, but there is only so much that maneuvering can do. Perhaps I wasn't clear in explaining.

The situation is hopeless. Sure they could stay and fight, but they wouldn't be able to safeguard the target while engaging the fleet, as large as it is the size would enable them to just steam past en masse and, while incurring possible heavy losses, still capture the target while dishing out the punishment to the CSA fleet.

Also remember that they have an insufficient number of ships to mount an effective deffence. The equivalent to a six-shot revolver against a city's worth of zombies. You may live until you run out of ammo, but you will die.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on January 01, 2012, 05:07:04 pm
Oh wait I have a question to Isa and Crystal: Do usual cyrvan commanders tend to be more pessimistic or optimistic?
There's just one thing. Who IS the enemy? That's one thing I've learned from WoD: Find out who your enemy shall be and then decide.
Regardless of the hopeless stuff and such. Let's see what happens if....

the Nordera are attacking: Kick dem asses space elves!
The Zy are attacking: They're coming in masses, spamming you with lazors and tearing your soft bodies apart. How terrible could the outcome of such a battle be?
The Hertak: The planet's ****ed, isn't it?
The Fyr'Kyr attack: Party time!

A much larger hostile force could be everything, ranging from fighter/bomber-spam to the typical Sathanas er, Armageddon-fleet.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 01, 2012, 07:25:10 pm
Oh wait I have a question to Isa and Crystal: Do usual cyrvan commanders tend to be more pessimistic or optimistic?
There's just one thing. Who IS the enemy? That's one thing I've learned from WoD: Find out who your enemy shall be and then decide.
Regardless of the hopeless stuff and such. Let's see what happens if....

the Nordera are attacking: Kick dem asses space elves!
The Zy are attacking: They're coming in masses, spamming you with lazors and tearing your soft bodies apart. How terrible could the outcome of such a battle be?
The Hertak: The planet's ****ed, isn't it?
The Fyr'Kyr attack: Party time!

A much larger hostile force could be everything, ranging from fighter/bomber-spam to the typical Sathanas er, Armageddon-fleet.

It's a massive fleet of Alpha 1 Chuck Norris FRED beta testers gramatical inquisitors Hertak ships. A full blown invasion fleet with a large amount of everything, dusted with liberal amounts of 'kick your ass' and "We got DAKKA" spray painted on the hull of every ship.
Though tbh, the numbers i'm envisioning for the scenario is hardly affected by the species enacting the attack, it's a 'they jump in, you abandon your post to cry in the corner' jobbie.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 02, 2012, 04:23:44 am
I'm pretty sure the Cyrvan fleet doctrine (not commenting on individual ships themselves...) is almost made specifically to fight off fleets larger than their own, so that invading fleet probably won't get to rest with CSA ships jumping in and out all over the place with their subspace maneuverability and dynamic engagements.
And who says the enemy will be so indulgent as to sit around and let the Cyrvans do as the please?
Maybe this enemy has comparable or even superiour jumpengines and also uses a doctrine based on mobility rather than brute force.
Apart from that, we learned on the previous page of this thread that the Fura'ngle can deploy a jump-inhibitor field that only hinders enemies. And considering that Cyrvans are effected by Human inhibitor fields (not completely blocked from jumping, but severely hindered), it's highly doubtfull that they could overcome Fura'ngle fields.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on January 02, 2012, 01:34:53 pm
Speaking of wings and those who fly them, what are the odds of seeing non-Terran/Cyrvan pilots on the Guardian Angel in the future?

I think a YEAAARGH every now and then would do wonders for JGASF morale.
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Unlikely. Just having two species on one ship is enough of a headache already..."

Was Dawn's time travel ever properly researched? If so, could it be expanded to include interdimensional travel?
What are the Terran and Cyrvan standings on either?
"The scientists in Silva have run every simulation possible, using the data from the recovered Ray I. They could not produce anything similar to what Dawn has experienced. They concluded that there must have been some external factor present because it 'should not have been possible' with the technology present at that time."

Would any of you allow Holley to fly in your wing, and why?
(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/6663/grin.png)
"Sure! Why not?"

Aaaaaand,........ Dawn, can has facebook name? :3
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"Can... has... what?"

I also have a question regarding tactics for Isa and Crystal.

You have been assigned to protect a planet of great tactical importance, but not given sufficient forces to do so. A larger hostile fleet then engages you and you have no option but to abandon the planet and give up an important strategic point with only a small chance of being able to retake it in the future.
My question is this; would you enact a "scorched earth" policy and burn the planet to deny it's resources to the enemy while damning countless lives but ensuring victory in the future, or would you leave and hope the battle to retake it goes well?

And just for the scenario, the planet contains an equal ratio of cryvans to humans and has resources highly valued by both forces.....It also has the galaxies highest population of the cutest kittens ever to exist. EVER.

What would you do, why, and how would you feel about it?
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1461/isaneutral.png)
"Considering this senario lacks a large amount of information on the enemy forces and only presents me with the choice of 'final heroic stand' and 'flee and leave millions to their fate' I'm going to assume that you wish to hear an answer about morality."
(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1976/isa74.png)
"How many points do I shift toward 'renegade' if I choose to go with the scorched earth policy option?"

Oh wait I have a question to Isa and Crystal: Do usual cyrvan commanders tend to be more pessimistic or optimistic?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Hmmm, something I've noticed working with Terrans is that they tend to be less affected by the loss of allied ships and more by the destruction of hostile ones in the heat of battle. Cyrvans tend to be the reverse and are more cautious and pessimistic when it comes to fleet engagements."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 02, 2012, 02:08:27 pm
Quote from: Dawn
"Can... has... what?"

(http://legacy-cdn.smosh.com/smosh-pit/112010/alone1.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 02, 2012, 02:27:18 pm
(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/af2/007/c3f/resized/no-love-meme-generator-hey-y-u-no-love-him-8161a1.jpg?1325535824.jpg)





And Isa, you'd get full renegade if you do. I will also become your willing slave if you say you'd do it just to get rid of the uselessly cute wastes of space that are cats.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on January 02, 2012, 02:52:13 pm
*scary snip*





And Isa, you'd get full renegade if you do. I will also become your willing slave if you say you'd do it just to get rid of the uselessly cute wastes of space that are cats.
Wut? kitten cuteness is the power source of future!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 02, 2012, 02:54:14 pm
I'm going to have a bit of a pop here I think.

I honestly tried to think of a way to break the Cyrva love-fest, but the bottom line is I can't think of any questions to ask our poor neglected Terran friends right now, except Kunoichi. And I want to talk to the Cyrva myself.

Kunoichi: Have you ever been tempted to introduce Tempest to the concept of “friendly” fire?

Crystal: These new Cyrva seem to have a very low opinion of us humans. Do they represent the typical Cyrva view of us?

Luna: What motivated you to sign up for this first class of human/Cyrva pilots, especially with it being in Terran space?

Isa: Let's stop dancing around. I'll just ask you straight: Do we Terrans have anything to fear from you?

White haired Cyrva: Who are you?

Male Cyrva: Who are you?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 02, 2012, 04:10:53 pm
Luna: What motivated you to sign up for this first class of human/Cyrva pilots, especially with it being in Terran space?
Abyss is neutral terretory, that belongs neither to the Terrans nor to the Cyrvans.... or you could say to both equally I guess.
That the 1st JGASF worked only in Terran space during the Hertak invasion was only due to the circumstances of the attack.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on January 02, 2012, 06:22:24 pm
Wut? kitten cuteness is the power source of future!
I posit that kittens were the external factor that made Dawn travel in time.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 02, 2012, 06:44:13 pm
Cats are nothing but trouble, I mean, look at the Kilrathi! That's proof enough that they need to be eradicated from existance. The only good cats are the Thundercats, SWATcats, Samurai Pizza Cats and VG cats. All else must BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURN  :mad2:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 02, 2012, 07:35:04 pm
Luna: What motivated you to sign up for this first class of human/Cyrva pilots, especially with it being in Terran space?
Abyss is neutral terretory, that belongs neither to the Terrans nor to the Cyrvans.... or you could say to both equally I guess.
That the 1st JGASF worked only in Terran space during the Hertak invasion was only due to the circumstances of the attack.

The first graduating class was assigned to Terran Space, much to the annoyance of the Cyrvans, who spat their dummy out at this and refused to send over any Cyrvan equipment. The two Aestivals used were captured in the war, and older models.

I suppose it's possible Luna didn't know about this before the first class began training though. I was assuming she did due to the large majority of Terrans vs. Cyrvans in the class. Though I suppose that could be down to many factors.

Still, the question still stands, even if that aspect doesn't.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on January 02, 2012, 09:52:33 pm
Cats are nothing but trouble, I mean, look at the Kilrathi! That's proof enough that they need to be eradicated from existance. The only good cats are the Thundercats, SWATcats, Samurai Pizza Cats and VG cats. All else must BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURN  :mad2:
I will destroy you physically and then proceed to poop on your soul. Kitties are awesome and waaaaay more lovable than any other pet. You sir, must be destroyed for the sake of the Kitties.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on January 02, 2012, 10:40:49 pm
Cats are nothing but trouble, I mean, look at the Kilrathi! That's proof enough that they need to be eradicated from existance. The only good cats are the Thundercats, SWATcats, Samurai Pizza Cats and VG cats. All else must BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURN  :mad2:

 :hopping:

I will destroy you physically and then proceed to poop on your soul. Kitties are awesome and waaaaay more lovable than any other pet. You sir, must be destroyed for the sake of the Kitties.

Hear! Hear!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on January 02, 2012, 10:52:51 pm
You mixed up your quote authors. :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dark Hunter on January 02, 2012, 11:23:16 pm
Shhhh!  :nervous:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on January 02, 2012, 11:40:52 pm
Cats are nothing but trouble, I mean, look at the Kilrathi! That's proof enough that they need to be eradicated from existance. The only good cats are the Thundercats, SWATcats, Samurai Pizza Cats and VG cats. All else must BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURN  :mad2:
I will destroy you physically and then proceed to poop on your soul. Kitties are awesome and waaaaay more lovable than any other pet. You sir, must be destroyed for the sake of the Kitties.

No, they really aren't. I've owned both dogs and cats, and the dogs win every time.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on January 03, 2012, 12:24:23 am
No, they really aren't. I've owned both dogs and cats, and the dogs win every time.

Gentlemen, we must combine the small size and physical cuddleness of cats with the attitude and behavior of dogs!

I propose...the Shetland Sheepdog.

Or maybe a Corgi but they're undisciplined little bastards.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 03, 2012, 06:01:00 am
No, they really aren't. I've owned both dogs and cats, and the dogs win every time.

Gentlemen, we must combine the small size and physical cuddleness of cats with the attitude and behavior of dogs!

I propose...the Shetland Sheepdog.

Or maybe a Corgi but they're undisciplined little bastards.

I believe that there is a species of domesticated fox in russia that has this down. The agility of a cat, the epicness of a dog and the ability to tie it up outside the house of someone you don't like in the middle of the night, and make it do that bark/cry that foxes do untill three in the morning.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 03, 2012, 06:27:32 am
"The scientists in Silva have run every simulation possible, using the data from the recovered Ray I. They could not produce anything similar to what Dawn has experienced. They concluded that there must have been some external factor present because it 'should not have been possible' with the technology present at that time."
[ ] Moriya shrine conspiracy
[ ] Yukari fooling around again
[ ] Vishnans

Can't tell...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 03, 2012, 07:15:20 am
(http://memegenerator.net/cache/instances/400x/12/12516/12817391.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 03, 2012, 08:41:54 am
Oh I so hope it is NOT some higher being that intentionally pulled Dawn through time to make sure someone could wake up Infi and thus defeat the Hertak.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on January 03, 2012, 09:18:14 am
"The scientists in Silva have run every simulation possible, using the data from the recovered Ray I. They could not produce anything similar to what Dawn has experienced. They concluded that there must have been some external factor present because it 'should not have been possible' with the technology present at that time."
[ ] Moriya shrine conspiracy
[ ] Yukari fooling around again
[ ] Vishnans

Can't tell...
TEMPLATES LIKE THAT ARE FORBIDDEN.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on January 03, 2012, 11:25:08 am
"The scientists in Silva have run every simulation possible, using the data from the recovered Ray I. They could not produce anything similar to what Dawn has experienced. They concluded that there must have been some external factor present because it 'should not have been possible' with the technology present at that time."
[ ] Moriya shrine conspiracy
[ ] Yukari fooling around again
[ ] Vishnans

Can't tell...

You misssed out the obligatory Snufflepagus option :(
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 03, 2012, 05:10:33 pm
What about the Hertak Flagship's apparent interdimensional capabilities?

Oh I so hope it is NOT some higher being that intentionally pulled Dawn through time to make sure someone could wake up Infi and thus defeat the Hertak.

What if it was accidental? What if whatever Byrne was doing in War in Heaven went wrong, and affected other dimensions?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on January 03, 2012, 06:49:40 pm
What about the Hertak Flagship's apparent interdimensional capabilities?

Oh I so hope it is NOT some higher being that intentionally pulled Dawn through time to make sure someone could wake up Infi and thus defeat the Hertak.

What if it was accidental? What if whatever Byrne was doing in War in Heaven went wrong, and affected other dimensions?
That means a crossover, and crossover means fanfic, and fanfic means slashfic.  Crystal/Laporte go go go!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 03, 2012, 07:03:44 pm
Isa, would you approve of your sister engaging in a relationship with a woman from an alternate dimension, with questionable mental stability?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 03, 2012, 07:20:00 pm
That means a crossover
Heh, I was thinking what would happen if the Flagship jumped into Inferno, where ships like that are a dime a dozen.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: AndrewofDoom on January 03, 2012, 07:27:30 pm
What about the Hertak Flagship's apparent interdimensional capabilities?

Oh I so hope it is NOT some higher being that intentionally pulled Dawn through time to make sure someone could wake up Infi and thus defeat the Hertak.

What if it was accidental? What if whatever Byrne was doing in War in Heaven went wrong, and affected other dimensions?
That means a crossover, and crossover means fanfic, and fanfic means slashfic.  Crystal/Laporte go go go!

Boooooo! Hisssss!

/me throws tomatoes at SpardaSon

LaporteXSimms and CrystalXMisuzu all the way!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 04, 2012, 04:25:37 am
What if it was accidental?
I'd be fine if it was an accident. I just don't want it to be an intentional "divine intervention". That can be interresting too, but I don't think it would fit the setting and we also had that a short time ago in BP.

Quote
What about the Hertak Flagship's apparent interdimensional capabilities?
A Hertak scout or explorer, that the UEUs sensors couldn't detect, somehow causing the interference in the full-drive/half-drive coupling actually sounds good enough for me.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Inglonias on January 12, 2012, 03:47:31 pm
To someone who knows this: In the tech room entry on the GA, it was stated that a new ship would be built for every graduating class.

I'm going to assume that a class graduates from that joint academy every year, and ask:
How long does it actually take to build a Guardian Angel class carrier?
How many have been completed/are in progress?
If you are pumping out the bare minimum of one a year, wouldn't that be a large drain on resources?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 12, 2012, 06:30:28 pm
To someone who knows this: In the tech room entry on the GA, it was stated that a new ship would be built for every graduating class.

I'm going to assume that a class graduates from that joint academy every year, and ask:
How long does it actually take to build a Guardian Angel class carrier?
How many have been completed/are in progress?
If you are pumping out the bare minimum of one a year, wouldn't that be a large drain on resources?

I wouldn't think so. In the techroom, it basically says we survived long enough for the Cyrvans to decide to allow us to govern ourselves simply because we were able to create ships faster than the Cyrvan task force could destroy them, and gradually wore it down. Back in this thread somewhere there's also talk about the main shipyards which sound impressive too. I'd like to see them in Wings of Dawn 2. I seem to remember Isa pointing out that it was in her opinion the biggest tactical mistake the task force made not to go after them, and also Justice said that there's an extremely advanced AI running things there. The Guardian Angel isn't even that big. Wings of Dawn's capital ships are quite small as capital ships go. Well, except for the Hertak. It's also supposed to be a joint venture between two interplanetary empires. I would think they could produce one ship between them a year.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on January 12, 2012, 06:47:01 pm
...which Crystal probably does think that captaining one is like running a CSA ship on half-power, like a Challenger :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 12, 2012, 07:15:17 pm
Some more questions for Isa:
Is there any particular reason you have only one pauldron and one sleeve, or is it a (rather alluring, if intimidating) fashion statement?

Is it standard issue, from your own wardrobe or did you get someone to design it especially?

And do you have some cool toys/gadgets intergraded with your underwear clothes?  :nervous:

I'd ask Crystal the same things, but with out technologically inferior screens that we have today, I can't tell if she has a small pauldron on her left shoulder, or her uniform is allowing for a large (as large as someone her....size can get at least) amount of sideboob.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 12, 2012, 07:44:37 pm
...which Crystal probably does think that captaining one is like running a CSA ship on half-power, like a Challenger :P

Well, she has a point...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAADyaAa6DM&list=UUxW-7zwlLDcTmdpn2sOKEWg&index=6&feature=plcp (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAADyaAa6DM&list=UUxW-7zwlLDcTmdpn2sOKEWg&index=6&feature=plcp)

If anything, she's being generous with half power...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on January 12, 2012, 09:04:54 pm
Kunoichi: Have you ever been tempted to introduce Tempest to the concept of “friendly” fire?
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7575/visor.png)
"I'm afraid her ghost will haunt me and somehow manage to get hold of all my lifesavings..."

Crystal: These new Cyrva seem to have a very low opinion of us humans. Do they represent the typical Cyrva view of us?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"I'm afraid so."

Luna: What motivated you to sign up for this first class of human/Cyrva pilots, especially with it being in Terran space?
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3508/lunaf.png)
"Terrans have delicious icecream recipes. One day I will collect them all and become a true master of icecream creation."

Isa: Let's stop dancing around. I'll just ask you straight: Do we Terrans have anything to fear from you?
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"I treat my servants well, submit to me and you have nothing to fear."

White haired Cyrva: Who are you?
(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/7669/yaiceca.png)
"Are you saying you don't know?! Typical qerran ignorance."

Male Cyrva: Who are you?
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2098/emizer.png)
"Emizer Kerducy."

Isa, would you approve of your sister engaging in a relationship with a woman from an alternate dimension, with questionable mental stability?
(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1976/isa74.png)
"She should do whatever makes her a happy girl."

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/694/crystalsigh.png)
"Don't reply to these questions, Isa... please..."

To someone who knows this: In the tech room entry on the GA, it was stated that a new ship would be built for every graduating class.

I'm going to assume that a class graduates from that joint academy every year, and ask:
How long does it actually take to build a Guardian Angel class carrier?
How many have been completed/are in progress?
If you are pumping out the bare minimum of one a year, wouldn't that be a large drain on resources?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Estimated to be between six to 10 months, depending where its being constructed.
Two and one
Not at all, it's a mere one ship a year."

Some more questions for Isa:
Is there any particular reason you have only one pauldron and one sleeve, or is it a (rather alluring, if intimidating) fashion statement?

Is it standard issue, from your own wardrobe or did you get someone to design it especially?
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"Saa, wouldn't you like to know?"

(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2421/crystalc.png)
"Actually, that is a good question. Is wearing your uniform abnormally the latest development in your rebellious phase?"

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1461/isaneutral.png)
"That's cute coming from someone who's been spending most of her time playing around with Terrans. Do you even remember what a CSA uniform looks like?"

And do you have some cool toys/gadgets intergraded with your underwear clothes?  :nervous:
(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1976/isa74.png)
"...What?"

(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/6663/grin.png)
"Go Go Gadget Skirtflipper."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 12, 2012, 10:23:41 pm
Crystal - Then why didn't you Cyrvans just beat us in the war? You could have done it easily enough, it's no secret.

Isa - I have a funny feeling your definition of treating servants well and mine will differ somewhat...

White Hair - You're going to run out of letters that are not T eventually... I guess then we'll be Cherans or something...

And who is this?

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=71092.msg1407970#msg1407970

I thought she might be Crystal with a new look at first, but she's like the rest of them...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on January 13, 2012, 02:40:25 am
Oh, I like Isa's integrated gadget. Gotta find a way to become Terran security detail on her ship, comrades.



Well, uh,  right, will we ever see that blue-haired bridge bunny ever again, anyone?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Inglonias on January 13, 2012, 08:14:00 am
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
How long does it actually take to build a Guardian Angel class carrier? "Estimated to be between six to 10 months, depending where its being constructed. "
How many have been completed/are in progress? "Two and one"
If you are pumping out the bare minimum of one a year, wouldn't that be a large drain on resources? "Not at all, it's a mere one ship a year."

I think a frame of reference would be helpful here, so I'll follow up.

It took the GTVA "over 20 years" to complete the Colossus. If the CSA or LSF built it (or cooperated on its construction) how long do you think it would take to build one ship on that scale?
And as an aside, can you think of a reason to do so?


Ignore this.

New question: Why doesn't either the CSA or LSF have ships larger than 1 km in length?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 14, 2012, 07:09:24 am
This is to, frankly, LSF members and any Cryvan who cares to respond.

Orbital Frames, from Zone of the Enders.

If they were real, how much fun would have in one.

Such as..OF. Anubis.

or Jehuty.

I know the first person to respond will be the mecha lover Misuzu.

Also, are any of you aware? Minimum speed of a Orbital Frame. In space. is 1 million mph. Seriously.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on January 14, 2012, 06:28:00 pm
White haired Cyrva: Who are you?
(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/7669/yaiceca.png)
"Are you saying you don't know?! Typical qerran ignorance."
Yes you are certainly one to talk about ignorance.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 15, 2012, 02:15:48 pm
Cyrvans: Ever tried Terran Video Games?

White Haired Cryvan: Your going to keep being obnoxious? How bout I call you a Fyrvan, or a Pyrvan, or a Qyrvan? How bout I continously stupify your species name until you stop stupifying ours? Obnoxiousness can work both ways. :D. ALso, no we don't know, Spoon never introduced you, you never introduced yourself either. We can't "Automatically." Know who you are, nothing works like that, unless your a computer. (No offense to the other Cyrvans, I respect Space Elves, I just wanted to slap White Hair around a few times.)

Crystal: Aestivals remind me of Robotech.

Isa: So, If you've heard of Robotech. What, Isa, would happen if you started mounting Reflex Cannons (Or Synchro Cannons.) Upon every CSA ship you came across?
Wait, maybe I shouldn't give her ideas....

Justice: What would you do if you could pilot a Veritech, maybe even an Alpha, and how much fun would you have? (Or an orbital frame, but those things go rediculously fast.)

Misuzu: Are you really a Ditz? or are you just Obfuscating Stupidity? XD
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 16, 2012, 02:21:32 pm
Dawn, y u no want boyfriend?



Or 1 nite stand?  :confused:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 16, 2012, 11:44:51 pm
She had one back in her timeline, if you scroll back a lot of pages you'll see.

I think she still hasn't recovered completely yet.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on January 17, 2012, 01:16:28 am
To all, what is a typical production rate for warships in Terran and Cryvan star systems
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 17, 2012, 01:58:53 am
I must have missed it.
She can do better.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 17, 2012, 10:29:36 am
Your probally not worthy of her, in her eyes. :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 17, 2012, 11:35:00 am
Then, I must get in there before the gene therapy makes her smart enough to realise that fact! :pimp:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: MatthTheGeek on January 17, 2012, 01:28:38 pm
Maybe you should get some gene therapy yourself.

Although only an extensive genetic rewrite could soften your multitude of flaws.

(what's the casualty rate on gene therapy ? Maybe we'll get lucky)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on January 17, 2012, 06:45:45 pm
Maybe you should get some gene therapy yourself.

Although only an extensive genetic rewrite could soften your multitude of flaws.

(what's the casualty rate on gene therapy ? Maybe we'll get lucky)
I suppose since the era of UEU genetics had ended for a century or so, the casualty rate should exceed 1000%.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on January 17, 2012, 07:01:17 pm
If Dawn can get a successful total brain re-wiring early in the reign of the UEU, I'm sure the success rate for genetic alteration is pretty damn high considering there's been lots of time to refine it.  It should be easy to re-write Dekker's personality to make him less horny.  After all, the UEU used to use genetic engineering to remove "unwanted" personality types.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 17, 2012, 07:12:27 pm
Trying to renove that trait from me, would be like trying to renove the fusion pile generator from an orion on a hermes.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on January 17, 2012, 08:42:36 pm
Big deal.  Just means they take it apart piece by piece.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 17, 2012, 08:46:47 pm
Nooooooo! Keep Dekker the way he is! This way, when I'm next to him I look better than I really am.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 17, 2012, 11:36:07 pm
Bye bye Dekker's Hornyness!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 18, 2012, 12:37:48 am
Then, I must get in there before the gene therapy makes her smart enough to realise that fact! :pimp:
Actually, its very possible she allready realizes it. Dawn is intelligent.

I think she's just messing with you because it gives her something to do.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: LordMelvin on January 18, 2012, 12:46:33 am
Trying to renove that trait from me, would be like trying to renove the fusion pile generator from an orion on a hermes.

It'd be a bit more than that. Seriously. They try this, and next thing you know, someone looks up and notices that the stars are going out...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 18, 2012, 01:06:31 am
If Dawn can get a successful total brain re-wiring early in the reign of the UEU, I'm sure the success rate for genetic alteration is pretty damn high considering there's been lots of time to refine it.  It should be easy to re-write Dekker's personality to make him less horny.  After all, the UEU used to use genetic engineering to remove "unwanted" personality types.
But who will we depend on to perpetuate the species?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 18, 2012, 09:00:58 am
Smart People. Thats who, if Smart People breed, then smart people will be born :D.


Now that I think about it. Everyone. Stop Misuzu from getting a boyfriend! Little Misuzu's would be terrifying!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 18, 2012, 09:22:15 am
Also, Crystal and Isa, this is both for you.

What was the casualty rating for Cyrvans during the Terran/Cyrvan War?

My understanding of human history and nature tells me that human fought you tooth and nail, for every square inch of space. (Am I wrong?)
Then again, this comes from the fact that I'm still in a timeline where humans still blow eachother up if you so much as look at them wrong. Have any Cyrvans actually gained an interest in human history and seen just how brutal and warlike humanity can be?

My understanding of this also tells me that what makes Humanity so dangerous is not technology, but our tenacity, humanity is incredibly stubborn, but also incredibly adaptable and creative. (Again, please tell me if i'm wrong. Heh.)

Crystal mentioned that precogs became useless during the Terran/Cyrvan war because humans constantly changed plans on the fly. How much of an impact did that have on the battle? And how much did it..affect Cyrvan commanders?

Isa, Tell me if i'm wrong, Cyrvans from obersvation and reading all this seem to be..patient commanders, letting the battle playout their way. That would tell me that things rapidly changing without warning might throw them off. (I want to know if I'm wrong, your species is actually quite fascinating, if arrogant.)

Also, if you could meet a Human General from history. Such as Alexander the Great, or Julius Caesar, or General Patton, or whatnot. Who would you? I'm simply asking if..any of our ancient commanders were impressive.

And Isa? Is there anything about us humans that Impresses you?

You as well Crystal, anything?

(Also, both of you...imagine little Misuzu's running around.)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 18, 2012, 09:44:20 am
Smart People. That's who, if Smart People breed, then smart people will be born :D.


Now that I think about it. Everyone. Stop Misuzu from getting a boyfriend! Little Misuzu's would be terrifying!

But then who would the scale mecha model manufacturers cater to?

In the name of the galactic economy, I shall make it my mission to ensure Misuzu's legacy continues to grace this universe!

What do you say Misuzu; me, you, kits for every Gundam, enough glue vapours to kill a very large creature and some low-grade explodey stuff for pranks?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Valathil on January 18, 2012, 06:55:04 pm
So Crystal how is the construction of the CSA Valathil coming along?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Enzo03 on January 18, 2012, 06:57:05 pm
Misuzu can be a bit of a ditz at times, but she's not flat out stupid, now folks. :)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on January 18, 2012, 09:05:05 pm
And Isa? Is there anything about us humans that Impresses you?
Probably how some of us instantly became her slaves even though she's never been to Earth?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 18, 2012, 11:01:10 pm
No, wasn't calling her stupid, we all know she likes to mess with Crystal, imagine Crystal having to deal with ..more Misuzu, lots of Misuzu even.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: LunarNightmare on January 19, 2012, 04:21:41 pm
No, wasn't calling her stupid, we all know she likes to mess with Crystal, imagine Crystal having to deal with ..more Misuzu, lots of Misuzu even.
It would be glorious.  :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NGTM-1R on January 19, 2012, 04:25:08 pm
But then who would the scale mecha model manufacturers cater to?

You forget, in this universe there are actual mecha. They'd just cater to wargames/history buffs with Aestival models.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 20, 2012, 11:39:08 am
In a non-stalkey way, Dawny-poo, how many relations did you leave behind when you made that fated jump into the future?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on January 20, 2012, 03:22:29 pm
This is to, frankly, LSF members and any Cryvan who cares to respond.
Orbital Frames, from Zone of the Enders.
If they were real, how much fun would have in one.
Such as..OF. Anubis.
or Jehuty.
I know the first person to respond will be the mecha lover Misuzu.
Also, are any of you aware? Minimum speed of a Orbital Frame. In space. is 1 million mph. Seriously.
(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6223/helmetoff.png)
"About thiiiiis much fun.
'Cept you probably can't see my hands right now! Just take my word for it that it would be a lot of fun!"

Now that I think about it. Everyone. Stop Misuzu from getting a boyfriend! Little Misuzu's would be terrifying!
"Hey!"

Misuzu: Are you really a Ditz? or are you just Obfuscating Stupidity? XD
"I'm super smart!"

Misuzu can be a bit of a ditz at times, but she's not flat out stupid, now folks. :)
"I'm not stupid at all!
Sheesh."

What do you say Misuzu; me, you, kits for every Gundam, enough glue vapours to kill a very large creature and some low-grade explodey stuff for pranks?
"Sounds awesome!"

New question: Why doesn't either the CSA or LSF have ships larger than 1 km in length?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"Both sides have ships of and over that size. They are an uncommon sight in the LSF because ships of that size tend to require a lot of extra equipment which adds quite significantly to their construction cost."

To all, what is a typical production rate for warships in Terran and Cryvan star systems
"Typically a CSA shipyard produces around 25 capital ships a year, a LSF shipyard usually triple that. With the IO shipyards being able to produce a thousand in full gear wartime production. Assuming a steady, unraided supply line of materials. CSA shipyards in contrast tend to spend more time refitting and upgrading older ships of the fleet."

So Crystal how is the construction of the CSA Valathil coming along?
"Hmmm, I'm not aware of any new ships with that name being in production."

Cyrvans: Ever tried Terran Video Games?
"Yes, and they tend to be stupidly simple and without challenge."

What was the casualty rating for Cyrvans during the Terran/Cyrvan War?
"Around 60.000"

My understanding of human history and nature tells me that human fought you tooth and nail, for every square inch of space. (Am I wrong?)
Then again, this comes from the fact that I'm still in a timeline where humans still blow eachother up if you so much as look at them wrong. Have any Cyrvans actually gained an interest in human history and seen just how brutal and warlike humanity can be?
"You are not wrong.
Investigating into your history was one of the reasons why the Cyrvans back in NC0078 decided that it would be for the Terran's own good that the Cyrvans took over."

Crystal mentioned that precogs became useless during the Terran/Cyrvan war because humans constantly changed plans on the fly. How much of an impact did that have on the battle? And how much did it..affect Cyrvan commanders?

Isa, Tell me if i'm wrong, Cyrvans from obersvation and reading all this seem to be..patient commanders, letting the battle playout their way. That would tell me that things rapidly changing without warning might throw them off. (I want to know if I'm wrong, your species is actually quite fascinating, if arrogant.)
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1461/isaneutral.png)
"Of course you are wrong. However, I won't hold it against you.
Cyrvan commanders have a tendency to react to enemy moves and then counter them instead of taking the initiative. Not quickly suprised but may seem too passive and indecisive at crucial times."

And Isa? Is there anything about us humans that Impresses you?
"There might be a few things, I just don't feel like talking about it."

White Haired Cryvan: Your going to keep being obnoxious?

(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/7669/yaiceca.png)
"Yes."

How bout I call you a Fyrvan, or a Pyrvan, or a Qyrvan? How bout I continously stupify your species name until you stop stupifying ours? Obnoxiousness can work both ways. :D.
"Good luck. In the end, you'll be the only one looking stupid."

ALso, no we don't know, Spoon never introduced you, you never introduced yourself either. We can't "Automatically." Know who you are, nothing works like that, unless your a computer. (No offense to the other Cyrvans, I respect Space Elves, I just wanted to slap White Hair around a few times.)
"You're dumb."

In a non-stalkey way, Dawny-poo, how many relations did you leave behind when you made that fated jump into the future?
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/5610/dawncrying.png)
"You are totally stalking me..."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on January 20, 2012, 04:09:44 pm
that is a lot of hulls.

To the White Haired Cryvan whom I presume to be a command officer.  May I respectfully ask for your name, I understand that we are being annoying but the exchange of names and titles is considered base etiquette because of the importance of both in establishing proper rules for interaction between the persons involved especially amongst persons of differing positions in the social standing.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on January 20, 2012, 04:32:18 pm
So any Cryvan who likes to answer this:
What do the Cyrvans tend to think about all the other races encountered so far?
Crystal & Isa: What do you think about them?

Same question for the terrans. I would like to "hear" what Justice and Tempest have to say about them.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 20, 2012, 06:04:36 pm
Awww, they didn't talk to me....
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 20, 2012, 06:25:31 pm
White Hair, is your name Yaicec?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 20, 2012, 07:09:25 pm
Empress Isa: When the time comes for your holy crusade, can I keep Misuzu?

Misuzu: When Isa comes to power and has the universe in her grasp and I am living a comfortable life as one of her trusted minions, would you be mai waifu?

White Haired Cryvan: You should just stop. Now. No matter how hard you try, you just can't emulate Mistress Isa's condecending and scathing wit. Whereas she made it an intrestin quirk, you just come across as the posterchild of why Terrans should hate Cryvans. Out of all the WoD ladies, YOU are the only one that I will say this to...

GET BACK TO THE KITCHEN while the important people talk.

Crystal: Will there be any repercusions in regards to Dekker stalking and emotionally scarring your ace pilot? Also, what are your views on your sister's rude subordinate? Do you think it's a fitting mindset for someone in a position of authority in the CSA of today?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 20, 2012, 07:58:34 pm
Crystal: Will there be any repercusions in regards to Dekker stalking and emotionally scarring your ace pilot?
I thought Misuzu was her ace pilot?
Also, you being rude to White Haired Cyrvan only proves her right. Be nice to her so that she may be nice to us.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on January 20, 2012, 10:38:59 pm
I think White-Hair is just a troll and will warp her responses so as to annoy with maximum effect. Stop giving her attention and she'll start begging for it like a sour cam-whore.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 21, 2012, 12:39:14 am
Damn. Hahahahaha.

Actually Quanto. I'm tempted to say humans can out troll any Cyrvan, why? Because Humans Are Assholes. :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 21, 2012, 12:41:51 am
Isa: Why is white hair so goddamned annoying? I'm tempted to introduce her to the human concept of "Verbal Smackdown."

Humans can be pretty scathing, and really, really really mean. I mean make aliens cry and hate mean. Crystal's probally seen just how much of an asshole some humans are capable of being.

Actually. I'm tempted to do something better.

Whitey, come here, so I can spray your hair bright neon pink. D:<
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on January 21, 2012, 12:57:39 am
Damn. Hahahahaha.

Actually Quanto. I'm tempted to say humans can out troll any Cyrvan, why? Because Humans Are Assholes. :P
I can be the penultimate asshole when I choose to be. Most of the time I'm just neutral.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Thaeris on January 21, 2012, 01:11:49 am
Damn. Hahahahaha.

Actually Quanto. I'm tempted to say humans can out troll any Cyrvan, why? Because Humans Are Assholes. :P
I can be the penultimate asshole when I choose to be. Most of the time I'm just neutral.

Sphincter powers, ACTIVATE!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on January 21, 2012, 02:13:02 am
Cryvans, what's the significance of the tattoo you all seem to have on your right cheek?

Crystal, if you woke up one morning and discovered that the entire crew had been turned into Misuzus (except yourself, of course), what would you do?

I think White-Hair is just a troll and will warp her responses so as to annoy with maximum effect. Stop giving her attention and she'll start begging for it like a sour cam-whore.
I think she's actually a Terran spy trying too hard to maintain her cover.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on January 21, 2012, 05:11:26 am
The tattoo thing was already answered many, many pages ago. You can check the answer out in the wiki.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 21, 2012, 11:38:27 am
The matter if the Hyalj (warpaint, not tatoos) wasn't only answer in this thread, it also made it to the wiki http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Cyrva#Culture_and_Society.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on January 21, 2012, 12:46:18 pm
Oh, that it was. Disregard.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 21, 2012, 01:55:40 pm
qwadtep, i bet she is, and I bet those ears of hers are fake.

Hey White-Hair, we annoying the **** out of you yet? We can keep going :3.


How bout I compare your chest size to Isa's or Crystals and declare how you look flat as hell?
Or how bout I compare your intelligence with Crystal and say that she dropped the Hertak Flagship, all you did is sit on the sidelines looking stupid. :D

Humans are Assholes, we are masters of trolling and being total rude jerkholes. So, you wish to bring the rain? Then we demand the bringing of it. I guarantee you by the time were done you'll be a crying wreck. :3.


(P.S. I just imagined Scar with popcorn, enjoying the show about people trolling a Cyrvan.)

On that note...

Misuzu: Whats Scar been up to since the Hertak Invasion?

Dawn: Don't cry, do you need a hug?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 21, 2012, 03:50:35 pm
Noooooo.......


She mine D:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 21, 2012, 04:30:32 pm
Thats her decision, not yours. You cannot force her, if you do, that makes you just as bad as every forceful stalker in the world.

I am not doing this out of even trying to get her in bed or a relationship, hugs are an act of kindness. This is fact.
Welcome to common sense :3.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 21, 2012, 05:12:10 pm
Uggnnnnnnnnnn, In all seriousness, I know.........
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 21, 2012, 05:15:47 pm
Isa: Why is white hair so goddamned annoying? I'm tempted to introduce her to the human concept of "Verbal Smackdown."

Humans can be pretty scathing, and really, really really mean. I mean make aliens cry and hate mean. Crystal's probally seen just how much of an asshole some humans are capable of being.

Actually. I'm tempted to do something better.

Whitey, come here, so I can spray your hair bright neon pink. D:<

Me, I have a fantasy that goes as follows...

*Slaps her across the face*

ME: "Terran!"

*Slaps her across the face*

ME: "Terran!"

*Slaps her across the face*

ME: "Terran!"

*Slaps her across the face*

ME: "Terran!"

etc.

That continues until she gets the message and shows our race proper respect.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Commander Zane on January 21, 2012, 05:21:15 pm
That might be even less necessary than verbal hazing.
At least I think.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 21, 2012, 05:28:15 pm
That might be even less necessary than verbal hazing.
At least I think.

Well, we've tried to be nice. I'm also sure verbal hazing will have zero effect on that one.

Anyway though, look at her smug face. It's just begging to be slapped :)

Cyrvans are very vulnerable to physical pain. I think we'll see results very quickly. I'm not happy with using such crude methods, it's hardly going to impress anyone, but what else is there? I suppose we could just ignore her, and take the moral high ground that we're above her ignorance.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 21, 2012, 10:09:25 pm
Or we could hire Scar to hack into her personal terminal and shove some disturbing information onto the equivalent of the Interwebs.

Frankly, as of right now, i'm more intelligent, educated, and more awesome then White-Hair will ever be. But for good measure.

*Decks White Hair in the face for good measure.* That felt good.

Isa, sorry for socking your subordinate!

Moral Highground wouldn't work with her, someone else would come along and deck her in the face, so I did it just to get it overwith.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 22, 2012, 12:00:55 am
Scar? Nah, just get Tempest and Misuzu to write a fic about her and a bunch of tentacles.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 22, 2012, 02:17:04 am
Brilliant!


Better yet...Lets create a portal, and open it into the video game universe of Saints Row The Third, and subject White Hair to The Boss of the Saints.

Hilarious **** will ensue.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 22, 2012, 07:36:54 am
Spoon's done a great job of making us hate that one before we even play. If she shows up as an antagonist, she's in for a World of hurt. Unless she starts being nice...

Spoon, please let us take that one prisoner, so we can show her some Terran hospitality... :)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on January 22, 2012, 07:53:23 am
Spoon's done a great job of making us hate that one before we even play. If she shows up as an antagonist, she's in for a World of hurt. Unless she starts being nice...
You wanna show a cyrvan who sits in an armed-to-the-teeth battleship the world of hurt? Good luck.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 22, 2012, 09:34:30 am
Spoon's done a great job of making us hate that one before we even play. If she shows up as an antagonist, she's in for a World of hurt. Unless she starts being nice...
You wanna show a cyrvan who sits in an armed-to-the-teeth battleship the world of hurt? Good luck.

Invulnerability cheat :)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 22, 2012, 10:51:56 am
indeed. Invuln player = GOD. :3
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 22, 2012, 11:39:40 am
Depends.... in WiH there is at least one event in-mission that deactivated the invul cheat, without telling you, so you're only god if the FREDder let's you be one :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Droid803 on January 22, 2012, 02:43:47 pm

-op every-time
     -op true
     -op ship-vulnerable
          -<Player Ship>


You're never invul.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 22, 2012, 03:00:23 pm

-op every-time
     -op true
     -op ship-vulnerable
          -<Player Ship>


You're never invul.

Then I'll tear the damn mission out of the VP file and change it! Then I'll go into the mission and tear her out of her ship! :)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 22, 2012, 04:52:11 pm
While we are at it.... is it possible to make such an event, but let it only fire periodically, like every 30 seconds?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 22, 2012, 11:02:37 pm
I'd love to see your faces when you find out Spoon, reading this thread, remade WoD2 to make White Haired Cyrvan the player character.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 23, 2012, 12:16:42 am
Jellyfish, what makes you say that?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 23, 2012, 01:25:46 am
Nothing. I just was wondering how you'd cope with her (apparently) annoying persona throughout all of WoD2 if she really was the player character. What with her bad mouthing Terrans left and right, I mean.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on January 23, 2012, 02:50:16 am
Well, in that case, it probably starts with a "t" and ends with a lifetime ban from the Guardian Angel.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 23, 2012, 11:14:04 am
I'd love to see your faces when you find out Spoon, reading this thread, remade WoD2 to make White Haired Cyrvan the player character.

I very much doubt that will happen, but I did imagine something along the same lines, perhaps she could be an ally, ordering us around in the most condescending way possible, with zero respect for our lives, never having any praise, but plenty of scathing comments.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 23, 2012, 11:35:14 am
Even then. I'd still use that cheat that lets you instantly blow up a ship.


(Spoon..better not pull what WiH did tho if you did that. A Sathanas named Mr. Cuddles? Dear god >_<)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on January 23, 2012, 11:54:03 am
Even then. I'd still use that cheat that lets you instantly blow up a ship.


(Spoon..better not pull what WiH did tho if you did that. A Sathanas named Mr. Cuddles? Dear god >_<)


LSF Snufflepagus.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: QueenHolley on January 23, 2012, 05:50:11 pm
Dear White Haired Space Elf:

How can I be more like you? Do I need to become a space elf first? Is there some university course I need to take? I must know!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 23, 2012, 05:56:25 pm
All this talk about what we will do to White Hair has made me think about crime and punishment. How are such things handled by the Cyrvans? Imprisonment would surely be a big problem for Cyrvans. Especially repeat offenders, imagine having to see the same face for hundreds of years! What length of time would you imprison someone? A 2 year sentence for a Cyrvan would be like 2 months to a Terran. Life imprisonment, what a drain on resources that would be! Corporal punishment? Cyrvans would certainly fear that. Any Cyrvan can answer, and although I like you Crystal, I think I'd rather Emizer answered this one. C'mon in, Emizer! Let's bring you into the discussion, if you don't mind :)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 23, 2012, 06:20:14 pm
If you screw up too much, they give you the worst possible punishment of all: serve in a Terran fleet.  :shaking:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 24, 2012, 02:21:42 am
That, is..............a






PROMOTION
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on January 24, 2012, 02:46:38 am
Makes you wonder what Crystal did, to get put in command of a whole Terran battlegroup.

Wait, no, forget that. I wonder what Luna did.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 24, 2012, 03:48:16 am
That's easy. They volunteered.
And the JGASF is not Terran. It's a joint venture between both militaries, only that the Cyrvans seem to be less.... enthusiastic towards the project, or at least they were for the first class. Now that they have profen their worth, they might be a bit more supportive.
That's actually a good question in itself come to think of it.

To anyone willing and able to answer:
Did the great feats of the 1st JGASF in the war with the Hertak change the CSAs attitude toward the JGASF? Will they finally support them with equipment and maybe even a bit of respect?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 24, 2012, 01:48:18 pm
Norbert has a point. That IS a good question.

I'll add onto it.

Crystal mentioned some CSA Elements were going to be attached to the JGASF, so Crystal, which elements are those exactly? Simple Curiosity.
Will we finally get to see Cyrva's mighty warships in action, and epic beam spam?

Justice: Do LSF Fighters follow the maxim "Macross Missle Massacre." Better now? :O.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on January 24, 2012, 04:29:47 pm
I think I recall a post somewhere saying something like "Stupid Terrans, the moment you get invaded you send a request for aid, this is why we wanted to protect you," but when I looked all I could fine was whitehair's name and nobody cares about THAT.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 24, 2012, 05:29:04 pm
I think I recall a post somewhere saying something like "Stupid Terrans, the moment you get invaded you send a request for aid, this is why we wanted to protect you," but when I looked all I could fine was whitehair's name and nobody cares about THAT.

Go back in this thread a few pages. You'll find a post with me asking who someone is, along with a link to click on. There it is. I believe the Cyrvan saying it is an old version of Isa which won't be used going by the file name. I also ask Crystal a question in the post.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 24, 2012, 05:33:21 pm
I think I recall a post somewhere saying something like "Stupid Terrans, the moment you get invaded you send a request for aid, this is why we wanted to protect you," but when I looked all I could fine was whitehair's name and nobody cares about THAT.

Ah what the heck, I'll save you the trouble:

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=71092.msg1407970#msg1407970 (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=71092.msg1407970#msg1407970)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on January 24, 2012, 07:36:28 pm
White Hair, is your name Yaicec?
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/5630/yaiceca.jpg)
"Almost there."

Also, you being rude to White Haired Cyrvan only proves her right. Be nice to her so that she may be nice to us.
To the White Haired Cryvan whom I presume to be a command officer.  May I respectfully ask for your name, I understand that we are being annoying but the exchange of names and titles is considered base etiquette because of the importance of both in establishing proper rules for interaction between the persons involved especially amongst persons of differing positions in the social standing.
"Imagine that, Lerrans with manners!
Very well then, since you all seem to be dying to know I'll educate you. My name is Yaiceca m'es vera. Better remember it well."

I think White-Hair is just a troll and will warp her responses so as to annoy with maximum effect. Stop giving her attention and she'll start begging for it like a sour cam-whore.
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7055/yaicecas.jpg)
"Is that so? You seem to be an expert on the subject. Speaking from experience?"

qwadtep, i bet she is, and I bet those ears of hers are fake.

Hey White-Hair, we annoying the **** out of you yet? We can keep going :3.

How bout I compare your chest size to Isa's or Crystals and declare how you look flat as hell?
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/5168/yaicecao.jpg)
"Pffff, hahahaha!"

Dear White Haired Space Elf:

How can I be more like you? Do I need to become a space elf first? Is there some university course I need to take? I must know!
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/5630/yaiceca.jpg)
"Come with me and I'll teach you."

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6223/helmetoff.png)
"Nooo, don't go to the dark side, little Holley!"

Crystal, if you woke up one morning and discovered that the entire crew had been turned into Misuzus (except yourself, of course), what would you do?
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2421/crystalc.png)
"Aquire as many high end fighters as possible and distribute the Misuzu's among an elite carrier group.
It will be the most powerful and annoying fighter force in existence."

To anyone willing and able to answer:
Did the great feats of the 1st JGASF in the war with the Hertak change the CSAs attitude toward the JGASF? Will they finally support them with equipment and maybe even a bit of respect?
"They did indeed.
Much to my delight."

Crystal mentioned some CSA Elements were going to be attached to the JGASF, so Crystal, which elements are those exactly? Simple Curiosity.
Will we finally get to see Cyrva's mighty warships in action, and epic beam spam?
"Several warships and their fighter complement."

All this talk about what we will do to White Hair has made me think about crime and punishment. How are such things handled by the Cyrvans? Imprisonment would surely be a big problem for Cyrvans. Especially repeat offenders, imagine having to see the same face for hundreds of years! What length of time would you imprison someone? A 2 year sentence for a Cyrvan would be like 2 months to a Terran. Life imprisonment, what a drain on resources that would be! Corporal punishment? Cyrvans would certainly fear that. Any Cyrvan can answer, and although I like you Crystal, I think I'd rather Emizer answered this one. C'mon in, Emizer! Let's bring you into the discussion, if you don't mind :)
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2098/emizer.png)
"Very well.
Our system is focused on reintegration into society more than punishment. There are several jobs and duties which are considered... 'less desirable' that will often be assigned to convicts. If they perform their duties well, they can shorten their sentence a great deal. Life long imprisonment is a dire method only used in the most extreme cases. Cyrvan crime rate is however small compared to that of the LTW."

So any Cryvan who likes to answer this:
What do the Cyrvans tend to think about all the other races encountered so far?
Crystal & Isa: What do you think about them?

Same question for the terrans. I would like to "hear" what Justice and Tempest have to say about them.
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1461/isaneutral.png)
"We have a strong dislike for the Zy, we feel they are untrustworthy due to their predatory instincts and their foreign politics are too aggressive.
I share this sentiment and add that I also don't like the Zy because they possess enough firepower to back up their threats.

We're currently on good terms with the Cordi but have adopted a wait and see attitude for the moment.

The Fura'ngle are seen by many as 'rivals in technology' but I think they are actually ahead in quite a few regards. Aside from that, they are actually a bit of a mystery. We haven't been able to discern a real 'culture' for these aliens yet. Each individual seems so... different."

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4797/tempest.png)
"Nordera are a great source of income, easy contracts to remove Nordera raider groups from a sector of space for the mercs nyohoho.
Aside from that I think the general opinion of the Nordera is one of hate and loathing.

Now the Hertak on the other hand... 'Not getting paid enough to die', comes to mind."

Misuzu: When Isa comes to power and has the universe in her grasp and I am living a comfortable life as one of her trusted minions, would you be mai waifu?
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/176/misuzueyesclosed.jpg)
"Should that time ever come, sure."

Misuzu: Whats Scar been up to since the Hertak Invasion?

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6223/helmetoff.png)
"No idea!"

Empress Isa: When the time comes for your holy crusade, can I keep Misuzu?
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1461/isaneutral.png)
"Who? Is that one of Crystal's lackeys?
Sure, I guess."

Noooooo.......


She mine D:
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"But Dekker... I...
I like Vasudans."

Justice: Do LSF Fighters follow the maxim "Macross Missle Massacre." Better now? :O.
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/249/justicea.png)
"I'm not sure what that means, should I ask Misuzu?
I'm going to answer with 'maybe'"
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 24, 2012, 08:21:52 pm
And thus, I have ensured the continuation of the best pilots/scale model enthusiasts the galaxy will ever see!


Noooooo.......


She mine D:
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"But Dekker... I...
I like Vasudans."


:wtf:

TEMPEST, how much would a bodyguard mission cost for Dawn, because I think she just signed her death warrant. That being said.....

HAHAHAHAHA! DEKKER GOT SHOT DOWN FOR ZODS!  :lol: :lol: :lol:

(http://www.memestick.com/images/MULTIPIC/u%20mad%20bro.jpg)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on January 24, 2012, 08:27:55 pm
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"But Dekker... I...
I like Vasudans."

ouch.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 24, 2012, 08:33:09 pm
Aw damn, why did you have to be different? Everyone else has something tacked on to the end of their name...

I didn't use the a, especially with "Crystala" right above it.

Thanks Emizer. Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your views on Terrans please?

On other matters, I am quite surprised, but pleasantly so that the exploits of the JGASF impressed the Cyrvans. I don't know, but from earlier talk, it sounds like the Cyrvans handled the Hertak and Zy attack quite easily. And it was a Cyrvan and an AI that performed the most crucial roles in the conflict for the JGASF.

Yes, if I was a Cyrvan, I would certainly fear the Zy. It might be hard for them to deny their instincts to tear into those soft Cyrvan bodies of yours. And to a Zy, I imagine a Terran wouldn't really be much different either. I was thinking about the idea of fighting a Zy. I imagine it would go something roughly like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjjR07m6hVU

Not good. I hope they are friendly towards us now that they have been freed from the Hertak. I hear they have some sort of honour, so I'm hopeful.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 24, 2012, 08:40:50 pm
On a sidenote, it's fun talking to fictional characters. A new concept to me. And an excellent tool for developing characters no doubt.

Spoon, what made you think of it? And why did you want to do it?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 24, 2012, 11:00:36 pm
Isa said earlier that 'every semi-competent military is going to have contingency plans for every situation'
What are the CSA's and the LSF's should hostilities against the Zy and/or the Fur'angle recommence?
Also, if a rogue Nordera clan wanted an alliance, would you accept?

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/5630/yaiceca.jpg)
"Imagine that, Lerrans with manners!"
You'd be surprised to know that, barring a few... individuals, we are actually quite polite. Unfortunately, we are also quick to anger.
And with anger come some of the weirdest stuff ever. None of them nice to whatever made us angry.

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"But Dekker... I...
I like Vasudans."
That's... not the strangest fetish I've heard of, but it's up there.
Wait a minute. There are NO Vasudans in WoD.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on January 25, 2012, 12:13:17 am
Quote
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"But Dekker... I...
I like Vasudans."
YES. At last!
Sooo, why do you like them?
 
Quote
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7055/yaicecas.jpg)
"Is that so? You seem to be an expert on the subject. Speaking from experience?"

This is, actually, the coolest grin I ever saw. Period.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: headdie on January 25, 2012, 01:28:39 am
Thank you Yaiceca m'es vera
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 25, 2012, 01:47:42 am
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"But Dekker... I...
I like Vasudans."

PUT IT IN THE WIKI!

It's CANON NOW!


/me Hangs self.


Quote from: Firespawn
HAHAHAHAHA! DEKKER GOT SHOT DOWN FOR ZODS!  :lol: :lol: :lol:

(http://www.memestick.com/images/MULTIPIC/u%20mad%20bro.jpg)


But.........Jooo got Misuzu Waifu.




/me also eats some "Rat-B-Gone" cookies.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 25, 2012, 07:04:35 am
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/5630/yaiceca.jpg)
"Imagine that, Lerrans with manners!
Very well then, since you all seem to be dying to know I'll educate you. My name is Yaiceca m'es vera. Better remember it well."
If your "superiour" Cyrvan mind can't remember a simple six letter word like Terran, how are we mere Humans supposed to remember a name made up of three whole words?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 25, 2012, 08:03:32 am
Noo! Dekker has been driven to suicide by a heartless, time traveling spaceharpy and her name is DAWN!... :mad2:
Is what I'd say if he didn't bring it upon himself.

My question is, how do you know what a Vasudan is? Did they finally make FreeSpace 3? Was it worth the multi-century wait? Did Admiral Bosch find out that the shivans just wanted to have tea and crumpets? Did humanity ever find out what happened on the next exciting episode of DRAGON BALL Z? TELL US!!!!!!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 25, 2012, 09:15:12 am
If your "superiour" Cyrvan mind can't remember a simple six letter word like Terran, how are we mere Humans supposed to remember a name made up of three whole words?
What if she misspelled her own name?

Did humanity ever find out what happened on the next exciting episode of DRAGON BALL Z? TELL US!!!!!!
The preview of next episode was shortly before the supernova, the latter stages of Apocalypse.
The actual next episode is... you, defending the GTC Orff.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Inglonias on January 25, 2012, 10:01:21 am
Curiosity killed the cat, as they say, so to prevent any more kitten slaughter:

Yaiceca m'es vera:
Is the "m'es vera" part of your name some sort of title or rank? If so, what does it translate to? (In Terran society, everybody has two or three names, each one of which is capitalized. There are just that many of us)
You seem to command at least one starship. Tell us more about it/them.
What is your relationship with the JGASF, if one exists?

If your "superiour" Cyrvan mind can't remember a simple six letter word like Terran, how are we mere Humans supposed to remember a name made up of three whole words?
Terrans have three-word names. First, middle (sometimes), and last names. Okay, yes, in most cases the middle name isn't important for identification, but it does exist.

Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 25, 2012, 10:26:53 am
That's... not the strangest fetish I've heard of, but it's up there.
Wait a minute. There are NO Vasudans in WoD.

I can't help but wonder what could be stranger. Though I probably wouldn't like the answer...

Vasudans exist in a piece of Terran fiction called Freespace. You may have heard of it...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 25, 2012, 10:28:19 am
This is, actually, the coolest grin I ever saw. Period.

She looks even more smug than she did before. That's quite an accomplishment. Her face is even more slappable now.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 25, 2012, 10:29:39 am
"But Dekker... I...
I like Vasudans."

PUT IT IN THE WIKI!

It's CANON NOW!

She is playing with you.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 25, 2012, 10:34:02 am
If your "superiour" Cyrvan mind can't remember a simple six letter word like Terran, how are we mere Humans supposed to remember a name made up of three whole words?

She'll get you for not spelling superior right. Nice comeback though.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Quanto on January 25, 2012, 10:42:45 am

 
Quote
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7055/yaicecas.jpg)
"Is that so? You seem to be an expert on the subject. Speaking from experience?"
That grin is proof that she is truly a Masterful troll! The only possible solution is to break contact!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 25, 2012, 10:46:08 am
That grin is proof that she is truly a Masterful troll! The only possible solution is to break contact!

And her neck in WoD 2 :)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 25, 2012, 11:30:39 am
Change of tactic-


Hey whitey, wanna get freaky?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 25, 2012, 11:39:26 am
I've got a whole selection of guns, Yaiceca (I assume thats your name.) Need any? You probally will after Dekkar tries to jump you.

I've got phased plasma rifles in the 40 watt range, disintegrators, particle beam phalanxes...and the best gun ever.
The BFG 9000.

Isa: What do Zy look like exactly? And Nordera as well?

For Zy, I keep imaginging crazy space dwarves...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Destiny on January 25, 2012, 11:40:18 am
Uh, NexusCron, read the techroom for your questions.

If your "superiour" Cyrvan mind can't remember a simple six letter word like Terran, how are we mere Humans supposed to remember a name made up of three whole words?

She'll get you for not spelling superior right. Nice comeback though.

Until you realize the Jerrans keep spelling it as 'Cryvan' or a variant of it.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 25, 2012, 11:42:41 am
Can't. Freespace 2 is not installed. Had to reformat computer and some midget ran off with my CD!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 25, 2012, 11:44:50 am
Oy! NexusCrom, butt out ;p

In fact, to ALL female members of the crew..... does you does, or does you don't, want some horizontal tango?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 25, 2012, 11:45:45 am
I've got a whole selection of guns, Yaiceca (I assume thats your name.) Need any? You probally will after Dekkar tries to jump you.

I've got phased plasma rifles in the 40 watt range, disintegrators, particle beam phalanxes...and the best gun ever.
The BFG 9000.

Isa: What do Zy look like exactly? And Nordera as well?

For Zy, I keep imaginging crazy space dwarves...

Zy are big purple lizards with 4 arms. Twice as strong as Terrans. I really hope Spoon produces some art for them.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Deadly in a Shadow on January 25, 2012, 11:52:18 am
Quote
Until you realize the Jerrans keep spelling it as 'Cryvan' or a variant of it.
At least we say space elves and pointy eared bastards. I think she has a good reason for calling us Jerrans... or Lerrans.

EDIT: Friggin hell. Has, not was.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 25, 2012, 12:31:52 pm
Or the Wiki:
Zy (http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Zy) and Nordera (http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Nordera)
Though it doesn't say anything about what a Nordera looks like.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 25, 2012, 12:37:51 pm
Oy! NexusCrom, butt out ;p

In fact, to ALL female members of the crew..... does you does, or does you don't, want some horizontal tango?

Misuzu's mine! Don't make me hire Tempest to do a bombing run on the Bosch beer brewery!

But moving on from the insanity a little bit...

Crystal, during your time training with the JGASF, how many Terrans did you befriend and how did you find interacting with them for the first time on a day-to-day basis?
Also, while you where there, and although at the start of this interrogation Q&A you said you had "No time for such things", did it ever cross your mind, even briefly, to enter into a (short/long term) relationship with a Terran?
If 'yes', was it due to a specific trait or specific person? And if 'no' is there a particular reason besides the fact that barring some tragedy, you'll outlive him/her?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 25, 2012, 12:45:43 pm
Dekker, Make me butt out. :D

No seriously tho, Yaiceca, want a gun? Dekkar wants to apparently get frisky with you, just for no reason.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on January 25, 2012, 02:09:59 pm
Change of tactic-


Hey whitey, wanna get freaky?

hahahaha
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on January 25, 2012, 04:18:46 pm
Change of tactic-


Hey whitey, wanna get freaky?

hahahaha

Give him marks for effort, at least
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Thaeris on January 25, 2012, 04:19:55 pm
Knife wounds, you mean?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on January 25, 2012, 04:31:05 pm
Knife wounds, you mean?

I'm pretty sure that's what he'll end up with, yes.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Rodo on January 25, 2012, 04:58:29 pm
Give him marks for effort, at least

Of course, Dekker you rock man! :D
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 25, 2012, 05:29:55 pm
Knife wounds, you mean?

I'm pretty sure that's what he'll end up with, yes.

Oh dear...It's getting rather sinister over here.  :nervous:


Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Ravenholme on January 25, 2012, 07:08:44 pm
Knife wounds, you mean?

I'm pretty sure that's what he'll end up with, yes.

Oh dear...It's getting rather sinister over here.  :nervous:

I'm just thinking how certain members of the crew might react to Dekker
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Inglonias on January 25, 2012, 08:07:27 pm
Knife wounds, you mean?

I'm pretty sure that's what he'll end up with, yes.

I'm thinking of this quote from a looong time ago...
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7075/milkshakeknife.png)
"Don't worry, I missed your vital spots.
probably..."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 25, 2012, 08:42:06 pm
Isa, Yaiceca:
What do you think of the ban on the word 'tentacle' currently existing on the 1st JGASF?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 25, 2012, 11:22:24 pm
Knife wounds = Axe wounds :yes:



Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 26, 2012, 01:55:05 am
Dekker, I'm still butting in, how you gonna stop me? :P

Everyone watch out, Dekkar wants to get freaky with the girls!
He needs CASTRATION!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 26, 2012, 02:20:19 am
 :blah:

As much as i enjoy the premise of trying to drill as-of-yet non-existent astro-hotties.



I'm *stifled laughter* too*muffled snort* mature to get lured by a Troll.



 :P
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: BritishShivans on January 26, 2012, 05:18:16 am
What if it's a Vasudan troll?  ;7
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on January 26, 2012, 06:07:21 am
Gentlemen Gentlemen, this is probably the point where I have to do my job as a moderator and urge you all to show some decree of restraint so that order may be restore in this thread.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 26, 2012, 07:08:19 am
Your women are teases :p
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on January 26, 2012, 06:43:24 pm
Ahem.

Since we were kind of on the subject of aliens, what do the Hertak look like?

On the subject of looks, is there any practical function to the rings on Cyrvan ships, or are they just to look cool?

On the subject of cool, why is Milkshake called Milkshake?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 26, 2012, 06:58:37 pm
Usually I'd go for shield generator, but since the Aestival (or at least those two old ones the GA had on board) don't come with shields...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on January 26, 2012, 07:15:40 pm
These are engine rings (notice, all CSA craft have thrusters there). Part of the reason why CSA ships are so agile. Thrust vectoring on engines mounted that way can put a lot more torque on the ship than that of a centered engine. Also, Spoon used them to explain sidethrust at one point (though I don't remember how) and they had a purpose connected to their transformation into mecha (IIRC).
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 26, 2012, 07:24:49 pm
Hey, I just found a datapad floating through deep space, with a JGASF emblem on the back. It has a bunch of text files on it that are pasword protected, but the titles keep on mentioning 'Tentacles' and Crystal.
I'm tempted to give it to Isa to see what secrets it may be hiding, as I don't have the password, but I might reconsider if I was given it... ;7
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 26, 2012, 08:47:19 pm
On the subject of cool, why is Milkshake called Milkshake?
Rumour has it that she tried to imitate Kelis in that video. Little did she know there were witnesses.
Said witnesses then died of 'mysterious knife related incidents', but it was too late: the nickname survived and spread.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on January 26, 2012, 09:47:26 pm
These are engine rings (notice, all CSA craft have thrusters there). Part of the reason why CSA ships are so agile. Thrust vectoring on engines mounted that way can put a lot more torque on the ship than that of a centered engine. Also, Spoon used them to explain sidethrust at one point (though I don't remember how) and they had a purpose connected to their transformation into mecha (IIRC).
Not all. I don't think certain capships have engines on them, just a lot of beams.
I was more curious about the significance of it being a ring versus big ugly Hades engines or something.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: SpardaSon21 on January 26, 2012, 10:46:42 pm
Hey, I just found a datapad floating through deep space, with a JGASF emblem on the back. It has a bunch of text files on it that are pasword protected, but the titles keep on mentioning 'Tentacles' and Crystal.
I'm tempted to give it to Isa to see what secrets it may be hiding, as I don't have the password, but I might reconsider if I was given it... ;7
Crystal's going to nuke you from orbit now.  It's the only way to be sure nobody ever finds out what is written down in there.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 27, 2012, 04:53:07 am
Hey, I just found a datapad floating through deep space, with a JGASF emblem on the back. It has a bunch of text files on it that are pasword protected, but the titles keep on mentioning 'Tentacles' and Crystal.
I'm tempted to give it to Isa to see what secrets it may be hiding, as I don't have the password, but I might reconsider if I was given it... ;7
Crystal's going to nuke you from orbit now.  It's the only way to be sure nobody ever finds out what is written down in there.
:shaking:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 27, 2012, 08:54:57 am
I think she's far more likely to grab him, bring him into space and toss him out of an airlock, together with the pad, preferably on a trajectory straight into the sun to make sure it doesn't turn up again.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 27, 2012, 12:48:12 pm
Hey, at least she's not some secret berserker that won't break every bone in Firespawn's body at that...

Then Again, Isa COULD just lock a teleporter beam on the datapad, beam it away from Firespawn, and beam him out an airlock just to be mean.

(If they have teleporters.)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Inglonias on January 27, 2012, 03:38:43 pm
Hey, at least she's not some secret berserker that won't break every bone in Firespawn's body at that...

Then Again, Isa COULD just lock a teleporter beam on the datapad, beam it away from Firespawn, and beam him out an airlock just to be mean.

(If they have teleporters.)

Infi had a teleporter. I don't think that any of the other races do.

Speaking of which:
Dawn (or if she doesn't know, someone who does) First, I apologize for your loss. Second, did the research team you were working with manage to learn anything from the fighter in terms of technical knowledge? I know they (and you) got the ship to work in, but did anybody know what made it tick?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on January 27, 2012, 04:09:22 pm
I think she's far more likely to grab him, bring him into space and toss him out of an airlock, together with the pad, preferably on a trajectory straight into the sun to make sure it doesn't turn up again.
But then the LSF Masyaf might pick it up. That would be... bad.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 27, 2012, 06:13:29 pm
UNLOCKED!

The password was "Moolah"....Curious....
*Reading*
Oh my.....How can that even!?......LE GASP!  :jaw:
...
...
Never again shall I be able to look at you the same way, Crystal.

Now, before Crystal does this::beamz:, this::snipe:, or this::headz: to me, I'm off to secure this in Mistress Isa's name! :warp:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 27, 2012, 08:55:40 pm
Well, I think all hope of getting the Cyrvans to respect us just went out the window these last couple of pages... 

:banghead:  :nono:   :(
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 27, 2012, 09:18:47 pm
Well, I think all hope of getting the Cyrvans to respect us just went out the window these last couple of pages... 

:banghead:  :nono:   :(
On the contrary, my good fellow!  They should respect our species even more, as our species continues to exist, despite sheer amounts of raw, unrefined crazy we all produce....Or maybe just a select few.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 28, 2012, 12:15:12 am
'Despite'? More like 'because'. As you have to be human to be crazy, you have to be crazy to be human.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on January 28, 2012, 03:46:50 am
It might not be good for LSF-Cordi relations though. I mean, they aren't even humanoid, they probably don't want that with a Cyrvan any more than a Cyrvan does with them.

Most of them, anyway.

Say, on that subject, what's the Cordi queen look like? I'd assume she's bigger than the rest of the little buggers, at least.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 28, 2012, 05:56:41 am
>_> Firespawn, I half believe that...Crystal might try to kill you. With the Gaurdian Angel's main guns.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 28, 2012, 06:39:07 am
>_> Firespawn, I half believe that...Crystal might try to kill you. With the Guardian Angel's main guns.

Let her try, my awesome will deflect the hit. And if that fails, I'll just use the kids from the local primary school as a meatshield. The great thing about those wonderful space elves is their great sense of morality will prevent them from harming innocents.....Usually.  :nervous:
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 28, 2012, 09:00:13 am
Btw, are you looking for the Datapad? *Holds it up, runs off laughing hysterically with it, having stolen it(Its no fake.) from Firespawn, then jumps into a temporal rift and moves out of range of firespawn.*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on January 28, 2012, 08:08:37 pm
Your women are teases :p

Sorry!

On a sidenote, it's fun talking to fictional characters. A new concept to me. And an excellent tool for developing characters no doubt.

Spoon, what made you think of it? And why did you want to do it?
This is not the 'ask a spoon thread'  :p
(but it was suggested on irc by someone after I made a joke post with Crystal somewhere)

Thanks Emizer. Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your views on Terrans please?

I imagine it would go something roughly like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjjR07m6hVU
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2098/emizer.png)
"I will respectfully pass.
That video however seems like an accurate comparison."

Isa said earlier that 'every semi-competent military is going to have contingency plans for every situation'
What are the CSA's and the LSF's should hostilities against the Zy and/or the Fur'angle recommence?
Also, if a rogue Nordera clan wanted an alliance, would you accept?
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/935/isal.png)
"I'm not about to leak military secrets on public channels.
And no, absolutely not. There is nothing of value a Nordera clan could possible offer."

That's... not the strangest fetish I've heard of, but it's up there.
Wait a minute. There are NO Vasudans in WoD.
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3510/dawnneutral.png)
"I didn't mean it like that..."

My question is, how do you know what a Vasudan is? Did they finally make FreeSpace 3? Was it worth the multi-century wait? Did Admiral Bosch find out that the shivans just wanted to have tea and crumpets? Did humanity ever find out what happened on the next exciting episode of DRAGON BALL Z? TELL US!!!!!!
"Freespace 3 was released twenty years after the nuclear holocaust and its story was used as a propaganda tool for the UEU. The GTVA invaded shivantown in force and achieved a glorious military victory over the shivans. This game was released in a time when the UEU was actively trying to convince its population that humanity should expand into space.
All in all, it was not a bad game."

Sooo, why do you like them?
"bup bup bup."

Thank you Yaiceca m'es vera
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/5630/yaiceca.jpg)
"You're welcome, dear."

Yaiceca m'es vera:
Is the "m'es vera" part of your name some sort of title or rank? If so, what does it translate to? (In Terran society, everybody has two or three names, each one of which is capitalized. There are just that many of us)
You seem to command at least one starship. Tell us more about it/them.
What is your relationship with the JGASF, if one exists?
"It's a name, what does your name translate to? Strawberrycake?
I do not.
I have no direct relation to them."

Change of tactic-


Hey whitey, wanna get freaky?
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7055/yaicecas.jpg)
"Oh? You think you can handle me?"

Crystal, during your time training with the JGASF, how many Terrans did you befriend and how did you find interacting with them for the first time on a day-to-day basis?
Also, while you where there, and although at the start of this interrogation Q&A you said you had "No time for such things", did it ever cross your mind, even briefly, to enter into a (short/long term) relationship with a Terran?
If 'yes', was it due to a specific trait or specific person? And if 'no' is there a particular reason besides the fact that barring some tragedy, you'll outlive him/her?
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/694/crystalsigh.png)
"Interrogation indeed. I don't want to talk about this."

Since we were kind of on the subject of aliens, what do the Hertak look like?

On the subject of looks, is there any practical function to the rings on Cyrvan ships, or are they just to look cool?
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1761/crystala.png)
"The Hertak look unpleasant and are... hard to describe.

Aside from being super pleasing to the eye, the rings are also part of the inertia damping function of the engine."

On the subject of cool, why is Milkshake called Milkshake?
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8840/milkshake.png)
"The first one to menti-"
Rumour has it that she tried to imitate Kelis in that video. Little did she know there were witnesses.
Said witnesses then died of 'mysterious knife related incidents', but it was too late: the nickname survived and spread.
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7075/milkshakeknife.png)
"That's it, stabbing time."
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 28, 2012, 09:53:58 pm
I feel bad for Dekkar.

Qwadtep! Quick! Through the portal! I'll hold off Milkshake!.

Katana beats knife!
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 28, 2012, 10:10:31 pm
Actually, I'M the one getting stabbed. Again.
I apparently don't get along with Milkshake.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 28, 2012, 10:29:51 pm
Ah, but you put yourself in the game, Spoon! So you're not immune to the questions! Oh, and I know something that you did too. When I was looking in FRED at some of the missions, I see you set all the members of the Hard Light Squadron to "Wingman Average". Everyone except Spoon, who got "Wingman Excellent".  :pimp:

Still, as the maker of the game, it stands to reason that your in-game incarnation would be better at it. So I'll let you off. And of course, it makes the level that little bit easier. ;)



Well Emizer, since you said you "respectfully" pass, I'll take a guess you don't see us as a vermin race at least. Thanks for your time.

Yaiceca, after being initially amused by your comment, I then thought something like "Yeah, right. Cyrvans are weaklings." But then I remembered Crystal talking about how Cyrvans would dominate us at sports. Interesting. I wonder what Cyrvan stamina is like. Maybe Cyrvans can go at it all night long...

Ah, poor Crystal. I offer you the invitation to talk to me about something, anything you want. You've answered more questions than anyone else by far, so time for you to enjoy yourself.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 28, 2012, 11:21:16 pm
Then Jellyfish, come on, through the portal!. I've got a Katana! It beats Knives!

Isa: What kind of military formations does a Cyrvan naval force use in a standard engagement? I notice LSF like to jump in and bring a lot of forward firepower to bear, how does the CSA operate?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 29, 2012, 12:57:23 am
That portal better lead to the Atreus or the Nemesis, or I ain't leaving...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on January 29, 2012, 01:08:55 am
I'm going to pretend Milkshake is stabbing Jellyfish for lying when we all know Milkshake just enjoys making milkshakes for the entire crew of the Guardian Angel. That's right, isn't it, Milkshake? I bet Crystal gets really bad brain freeze due to the whole superior Cyrvan information processing thing. Right?

Change of tactic-


Hey whitey, wanna get freaky?
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7055/yaicecas.jpg)
"Oh? You think you can handle me?"
Oho, that sounds like a challenge. Crystal, what's the legal status of gambling in LSF/CSA space? Cut you 10% to look the other way.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Thaeris on January 29, 2012, 09:46:27 am
Good, good ladies of the fleet...

Haven't you been advised on sexual harassment? All you need to do is report these offending blokes to invoke the inevitable stiff caning that is due them. They... do still use the mighty cane of justice in the future, right?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 29, 2012, 03:32:57 pm
Whitey, I definitely do..... If I can catch you. Not that you're running  ;7



Ps-letmecallyoudawnanddyeyourhairblueplease:/
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 29, 2012, 03:51:27 pm
Yaiceca, sorry for being obnoxious earlier, I take pride in being human. Just..how are you going to deal with this guy attempting to sexually harass you? What is the Cyrvan view on sexual harassment anyway?

And Crystal actually punched Justice? When?

Crystal: When you punched Justice, due to the strength difference...did it hurt at all? I AM really curious about this.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 29, 2012, 04:16:39 pm
Yaiceca, sorry for being obnoxious earlier, I take pride in being human. Just..how are you going to deal with this guy attempting to sexually harass you? What is the Cyrvan view on sexual harassment anyway?

And Crystal actually punched Justice? When?

Crystal: When you punched Justice, due to the strength difference...did it hurt at all? I AM really curious about this.

Do not be sorry. Yaiceca still hasn't shown our race any respect, but at least she's talking to us now, and not just putting us down. Maybe she'll come round yet. Although more likely it's just self preservation :)

It happens in the campaign. She gets stressed, and takes it out on him. She slaps him at first but then she punches him, and comes off worse. You can search this thread too, there's some talk of it by Justice somewhere.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: FireSpawn on January 29, 2012, 04:20:38 pm
Btw, are you looking for the Datapad? *Holds it up, runs off laughing hysterically with it, having stolen it(Its no fake.) from Firespawn, then jumps into a temporal rift and moves out of range of firespawn.*

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̵͏̭̦̪̥Ḅ̵̡̪͖̯̗͜u͎̞̦͇͇͕̲y̨̟͕̟͘͞ͅ ͍̫̹͍̥̙̰̘͡n̛̘͚o͔̯̱͢w̸̡̰̜̯͜ ̷̣͉̟̦̼̬̦̲͘à̢͈̭̣͍̘͖n̸̸̟̞͚͉͙̼d̤̳̰̪̗͎͎̗ ̝͚͘͜s̷̨͇̣e͎͈̥͈͇̤̰͓͢e̞͚̥̟͎̝͚̯͢ ͏͏̙͉͘j̷̢̮̖̹̜̘̱̻͇ư̧͕͓̱̜̬͓͔̙̝s̵̡̹̪̣̹͇̞͇͕͠t̷̤͕͉̟ ̛҉̠̣͖̩̘̪h͍̣͝o͟͏̯̰̣͈̘w̴̗͓͎ ͍̻̳̣͈̰ͅf҉̰͎̝̻̭͇ͅl̢̛̰̮̰̞͜e͘͏̰͔͙͙x̟̰̱̫̣̬̫̀ͅì͔̺̱̣͇̮̟̺͟b̧͇̫̻̱̩l͏̢͙̺̳̻͓͈e̫͙ ̵̨̗t̲͖͎̰̟̙̬̜̕h̡͎͖̞̪̲̟̰͚̕͢e҉̛̗͖̤ ̨͉̖̬̻̩͜ͅb̡̳͖͢e͜҉̣̗̱̳͉̞͙̟̪͟l̸̥͔͕̩͚̲o͙̥̜̞͇̝̝̖͉͢v̦͎̣̫͝e̶̡̘͠d҉̸͙͔͈͖̟̖̫̬̲̀ ̶̢̠͔̟̹̣̪͖C̨̮̬̦O̶̢͉͎̦ ̴̬̤̕į̥s̷̬̭̜͍̩̲,̺͖͍͙̻ ͓͉͖͟ͅa҉͖̰̘̺̭̥̝s̷͚͓̬͇̘̩ͅ ͖̦̗͡s͈̯͜h̠̯̣͉e̷̸̢̺̙ ̴҉̢̰̻̞͚͔̙̗͓p̵͓̺͚r̢͎̣͕̲͉o̧̳̞̹͓̖̲̝͈͡v͇̖͘e͏͕͖s̵̜̜͍͍̼͔ͅ ̼̖͈͎̯͎͕́ư̡̼̲͍̝̞͓̫s̟̦̻͇̙̕ ̦͓̱͖̺̺ą̸̰͕̤͓̦̹̞ĺ͈̗͡l̴͕̫̱̼͞ ̭̗̲́w̶̵͍͜ŗ̶̰̻͇̲o̸͓̯͈̥͇̟͟͠ͅn̵̹̲g̷̻͖̰̙̱ ̢̲̲͎̯̘̣a͓̺̝̙̗͢ḇ̯̖̻͎̙̱͝͡ò̶̪͇͞u̲̦̳̯̺͍ţ̬̝̲̦̟ ̸̥͍̖̪̞͔͇Ć̝͖̣̟̼t̤͔͈̜͕̪ͅy̸̶̤͘v̸̫͖̤̳̠͇̫̗a̴̰̣̲̭̤̪̣͟ṉ̗̭̟ͅ ̵̢̜̯͕̞͝s̙̻̀͢t̳́͜͝a̼͔͓̥̬̬̠̼͘m͏̸͇̜͉̱̼̥̳͚̮i͕̭̼̟͍͓͖̳ń̢͎̖̩̟̪a̲͕!̯̥̜̞

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What ̶̛̬̭̱̙̖̺͉̝ͫͪ͑t̘̟̦̠̺̲͙͍̔̍̈́̉̍̾̈̌h͍̯̗͔̠̞̼̯̣ͬ̚ȅ̇͏̯͖̩̝̯̹̀ͅ hell?

̞͕͇͙͙͌̂̽͆F̘͈̓ͬ̓̈́̎̚R̓͏A̼̘̥̤ͤ̌͛̈͢K̜̟̼̋̈́̆ͬ,̛̤̖̹͔̄̑ ̈̎̓̇ͭͬͧǏ̤̥̥̾̒̂̇ͭ̐'͕̞̝͆̈́͋͢m̿̎̅ͫ͐ͭ̀̚ ̯̱̺̳́̈́ͨͪ̃͂b̦͎̺̠̳e͈̭̯̭͙̤̹ȉ̫̻͎̦̱͔̐̿̃̓͡ͅn͏͈̳̜͕͈̦̘g̡ͅ ̻̲̜̻̫̻͎̋͊́̕j̓̊͑̈́͘a̫m͇ͧ̆͗̈́m̞̈̌e̘͚͉͎̳̺ͩ̽ͨͥͮd̐̅ͦ̓͆͏̫̪̫̦̹̟!͊͐͏̳͕
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̢W̵̢h̛o̷͜ ̧̀t͢͞͝h̷͠e̶̷̷͞ ̶̢͟͡ḩ̸͘̕͢e͘͏̛l͏̶ĺ̶͘͞͡ ͏̷̀̀a͘͡r̴҉ę̷͘͟͟ ̡͟ỳ̡̧̀͠o͏̢̢ừ́̀͢?̨̛͝!͞͝҉͏ ̡̧̀̀͞A̴n͡͠d̶̢̀̕͡ ́͝ḩ̷̵̴̵ơ̛͢͞w͟͠͏͝͏ ̢̨͢t̸̨̕͢͠h̵̛̕̕͝ę̴̛͠͠ ̧͜f̸̨r̸̸a̴̸̸̵͝k̸̕͡ ̴̀d̸̵̢͏̨i̴̴̡̛͝d̀͟ ̢͟͢͡y͏̷͠҉̸o͢͞͏ù̕͜͜ ̕g̛͡e̵͡t̛̕ ̸̛͝͡i̴̛͢ǹ̸͜͝ ̨̨̢͝h̸͘͝e̵̵͝r̨͞͏è̵̡͘͠!͠?̢̡͢
̴̀͢͟O̶̢͟͞͞h̢̨͡,̧͝҉ ͡͞s̴͢͠͞o҉ ̨͝t̡͘͢h̸̸͏a̶͢͝͝͏t̴̶͘͢'͘͢ś̷̀ ̷̢͟͡h̨̛͏o̸͏̴͘͜w̵̨̕͟ ̀͡͞í̸̸̛t̢͏̀͟'͏̨̛͝s̶̀͞ ̴̕͜͠ǵ͢͞o̶͢͡͏i̵̷͝ǹ̛͘͞g̴̵ ҉d̶̛͠o͏̢͜w̵͝ǹ̨͢ ̡́͠͡͞į̵͜͜s҉͢ ̡̛̛͜͡i̶̴҉t̴̡́͘͡?̢͏ ̵
҉͏̵͜͡L̨̀͡e͘͞͠͏̡ţ͟҉͝'͏̡́͜ś̴̷̛ ̶̨s̷̢͜e̴é̸̷̕ ́͜͢h̴̛o͜͟҉͢ẁ̧̛͢ ̶̡̛͏͟ẁ̡͘͠é̢͟͝l̷͡l̷̡̨͡ ҉͠y̸̕͘ơ̢̧ų̶ ҉̵b̴̨҉͝ȩ̸͞a҉̷͡m̸̴̢͠ ̵̡͝͡ş͡p̀͝a̷̴̢͘m̛͏̨̨̀ḿ̸͠i̸̕͢͞n̨̛͢͡g̴͜͠ ̕ş̵͡p̷̀̕͟a͠҉͢͠c͞͏͞e̸͜ ̷͡é̵͟l҉̸v҉͘͟e̢̢͜͞s̕͝ ̡͘͡d̵̵͘͢͠a̷̧̛͟n̕͝҉̷҉c͡͞e̛͟͟͢͝!̢̛͟͜
̧́͠G̷̀̕͘͏E̴͢͞͝T͘͘͜͝͝ ̡̀͢͞S͢͝O͢͠Ḿ͢͞E̶͘͝͞!̸͏

*SIGNAL TERMINATED*


Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 29, 2012, 04:35:26 pm
Keep it, I've made COPIES! Now onto some more serious matters......

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̵͏̭̦̪̥Ḅ̵̡̪͖̯̗͜u͎̞̦͇͇͕̲y̨̟͕̟͘͞ͅ ͍̫̹͍̥̙̰̘͡n̛̘͚o͔̯̱͢w̸̡̰̜̯͜ ̷̣͉̟̦̼̬̦̲͘à̢͈̭̣͍̘͖n̸̸̟̞͚͉͙̼d̤̳̰̪̗͎͎̗ ̝͚͘͜s̷̨͇̣e͎͈̥͈͇̤̰͓͢e̞͚̥̟͎̝͚̯͢ ͏͏̙͉͘j̷̢̮̖̹̜̘̱̻͇ư̧͕͓̱̜̬͓͔̙̝s̵̡̹̪̣̹͇̞͇͕͠t̷̤͕͉̟ ̛҉̠̣͖̩̘̪h͍̣͝o͟͏̯̰̣͈̘w̴̗͓͎ ͍̻̳̣͈̰ͅf҉̰͎̝̻̭͇ͅl̢̛̰̮̰̞͜e͘͏̰͔͙͙x̟̰̱̫̣̬̫̀ͅì͔̺̱̣͇̮̟̺͟b̧͇̫̻̱̩l͏̢͙̺̳̻͓͈e̫͙ ̵̨̗t̲͖͎̰̟̙̬̜̕h̡͎͖̞̪̲̟̰͚̕͢e҉̛̗͖̤ ̨͉̖̬̻̩͜ͅb̡̳͖͢e͜҉̣̗̱̳͉̞͙̟̪͟l̸̥͔͕̩͚̲o͙̥̜̞͇̝̝̖͉͢v̦͎̣̫͝e̶̡̘͠d҉̸͙͔͈͖̟̖̫̬̲̀ ̶̢̠͔̟̹̣̪͖C̨̮̬̦O̶̢͉͎̦ ̴̬̤̕į̥s̷̬̭̜͍̩̲,̺͖͍͙̻ ͓͉͖͟ͅa҉͖̰̘̺̭̥̝s̷͚͓̬͇̘̩ͅ ͖̦̗͡s͈̯͜h̠̯̣͉e̷̸̢̺̙ ̴҉̢̰̻̞͚͔̙̗͓p̵͓̺͚r̢͎̣͕̲͉o̧̳̞̹͓̖̲̝͈͡v͇̖͘e͏͕͖s̵̜̜͍͍̼͔ͅ ̼̖͈͎̯͎͕́ư̡̼̲͍̝̞͓̫s̟̦̻͇̙̕ ̦͓̱͖̺̺ą̸̰͕̤͓̦̹̞ĺ͈̗͡l̴͕̫̱̼͞ ̭̗̲́w̶̵͍͜ŗ̶̰̻͇̲o̸͓̯͈̥͇̟͟͠ͅn̵̹̲g̷̻͖̰̙̱ ̢̲̲͎̯̘̣a͓̺̝̙̗͢ḇ̯̖̻͎̙̱͝͡ò̶̪͇͞u̲̦̳̯̺͍ţ̬̝̲̦̟ ̸̥͍̖̪̞͔͇Ć̝͖̣̟̼t̤͔͈̜͕̪ͅy̸̶̤͘v̸̫͖̤̳̠͇̫̗a̴̰̣̲̭̤̪̣͟ṉ̗̭̟ͅ ̵̢̜̯͕̞͝s̙̻̀͢t̳́͜͝a̼͔͓̥̬̬̠̼͘m͏̸͇̜͉̱̼̥̳͚̮i͕̭̼̟͍͓͖̳ń̢͎̖̩̟̪a̲͕!̯̥̜̞

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What ̶̛̬̭̱̙̖̺͉̝ͫͪ͑t̘̟̦̠̺̲͙͍̔̍̈́̉̍̾̈̌h͍̯̗͔̠̞̼̯̣ͬ̚ȅ̇͏̯͖̩̝̯̹̀ͅ hell?

̞͕͇͙͙͌̂̽͆F̘͈̓ͬ̓̈́̎̚R̓͏A̼̘̥̤ͤ̌͛̈͢K̜̟̼̋̈́̆ͬ,̛̤̖̹͔̄̑ ̈̎̓̇ͭͬͧǏ̤̥̥̾̒̂̇ͭ̐'͕̞̝͆̈́͋͢m̿̎̅ͫ͐ͭ̀̚ ̯̱̺̳́̈́ͨͪ̃͂b̦͎̺̠̳e͈̭̯̭͙̤̹ȉ̫̻͎̦̱͔̐̿̃̓͡ͅn͏͈̳̜͕͈̦̘g̡ͅ ̻̲̜̻̫̻͎̋͊́̕j̓̊͑̈́͘a̫m͇ͧ̆͗̈́m̞̈̌e̘͚͉͎̳̺ͩ̽ͨͥͮd̐̅ͦ̓͆͏̫̪̫̦̹̟!͊͐͏̳͕
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̢W̵̢h̛o̷͜ ̧̀t͢͞͝h̷͠e̶̷̷͞ ̶̢͟͡ḩ̸͘̕͢e͘͏̛l͏̶ĺ̶͘͞͡ ͏̷̀̀a͘͡r̴҉ę̷͘͟͟ ̡͟ỳ̡̧̀͠o͏̢̢ừ́̀͢?̨̛͝!͞͝҉͏ ̡̧̀̀͞A̴n͡͠d̶̢̀̕͡ ́͝ḩ̷̵̴̵ơ̛͢͞w͟͠͏͝͏ ̢̨͢t̸̨̕͢͠h̵̛̕̕͝ę̴̛͠͠ ̧͜f̸̨r̸̸a̴̸̸̵͝k̸̕͡ ̴̀d̸̵̢͏̨i̴̴̡̛͝d̀͟ ̢͟͢͡y͏̷͠҉̸o͢͞͏ù̕͜͜ ̕g̛͡e̵͡t̛̕ ̸̛͝͡i̴̛͢ǹ̸͜͝ ̨̨̢͝h̸͘͝e̵̵͝r̨͞͏è̵̡͘͠!͠?̢̡͢
̴̀͢͟O̶̢͟͞͞h̢̨͡,̧͝҉ ͡͞s̴͢͠͞o҉ ̨͝t̡͘͢h̸̸͏a̶͢͝͝͏t̴̶͘͢'͘͢ś̷̀ ̷̢͟͡h̨̛͏o̸͏̴͘͜w̵̨̕͟ ̀͡͞í̸̸̛t̢͏̀͟'͏̨̛͝s̶̀͞ ̴̕͜͠ǵ͢͞o̶͢͡͏i̵̷͝ǹ̛͘͞g̴̵ ҉d̶̛͠o͏̢͜w̵͝ǹ̨͢ ̡́͠͡͞į̵͜͜s҉͢ ̡̛̛͜͡i̶̴҉t̴̡́͘͡?̢͏ ̵
҉͏̵͜͡L̨̀͡e͘͞͠͏̡ţ͟҉͝'͏̡́͜ś̴̷̛ ̶̨s̷̢͜e̴é̸̷̕ ́͜͢h̴̛o͜͟҉͢ẁ̧̛͢ ̶̡̛͏͟ẁ̡͘͠é̢͟͝l̷͡l̷̡̨͡ ҉͠y̸̕͘ơ̢̧ų̶ ҉̵b̴̨҉͝ȩ̸͞a҉̷͡m̸̴̢͠ ̵̡͝͡ş͡p̀͝a̷̴̢͘m̛͏̨̨̀ḿ̸͠i̸̕͢͞n̨̛͢͡g̴͜͠ ̕ş̵͡p̷̀̕͟a͠҉͢͠c͞͏͞e̸͜ ̷͡é̵͟l҉̸v҉͘͟e̢̢͜͞s̕͝ ̡͘͡d̵̵͘͢͠a̷̧̛͟n̕͝҉̷҉c͡͞e̛͟͟͢͝!̢̛͟͜
̧́͠G̷̀̕͘͏E̴͢͞͝T͘͘͜͝͝ ̡̀͢͞S͢͝O͢͠Ḿ͢͞E̶͘͝͞!̸͏


Misuzu and Tempest will come for you if you try and distribute that stuff for profit. They're both obsessed with money, and you're taking theirs. Crystal might come for you too...
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on January 29, 2012, 04:53:28 pm
And Crystal actually punched Justice? When?

Crystal: When you punched Justice, due to the strength difference...did it hurt at all? I AM really curious about this.
Right after she got back from saving the Cordi Queen and seeing how the LSF got their asses handed to them by the Hertak.
And yes it did hurt...
No, not Justice. Crystal hurt her own hand with the punch.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: NexusCron on January 29, 2012, 05:43:07 pm
>_>

*and Firespawn was ran over by an intergalactic bulldozer, with a crazy man in a suit going "WYRRRRRRRRR." standing ontop of the bulldozer.*

*There are about several thousand space elves watching this, eating popcorn as the bulldozer continues to drive over, back up, and drive over Firespawn repeatedly.*
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Spoon on January 30, 2012, 07:04:12 pm
Sports and small arms discussion and what not split off into its own topic.
Also a friendly reminder to try and keep this thread mostly for questions and have seperate topics for other kind of wod related talk.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Dragon on January 30, 2012, 07:11:01 pm
I was actually wondering when you'll split it off. Shooting deserves it's own thread.  :)
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 31, 2012, 07:35:52 pm
Hey Crystal, what is this expression from you supposed to be? I don't know if it's just me, but I can't tell.



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Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 31, 2012, 08:14:24 pm
I love that look in her eyes....
Sit on my face?
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 31, 2012, 08:46:30 pm
I love that look in her eyes....
Sit on my face?

Hitting on Crystal now, are we? I guess you can't handle Yaiceca, eh?

This one's better:

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Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Inglonias on January 31, 2012, 08:52:45 pm
I think she's winking.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Lorric on January 31, 2012, 08:56:57 pm
I think she's winking.

I can see that. But she looks a bit hostile to me.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: Jellyfish on January 31, 2012, 09:51:03 pm
Misuzu likely told her Terran commanders do cute faces when posing for pictures. Crystal wasn't exactly thrilled with the idea, but went along with it anyway.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: qwadtep on February 01, 2012, 02:19:22 am
I think she's winking.

I can see that. But she looks a bit hostile to me.
To be frank, it looks like typical tsundere attitude to me.

"S-Stupid Misuzu, it's not like I like you or anything, I just had some spare cash and this mecha model was on sale s-so..."

...Ahem.

Yaiceca, show us some of your pride as a Cyrvan. What are the Cyrvan names for your ships? Surely they have names in your own tongue and designations like Celestial and Aestival are just the Terran names.
Title: Re: Ask a crew member
Post by: -Norbert- on February 01, 2012, 03:48:49 am