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Offline General Battuta

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It would be a waste of narrative capital to just annihilate the Masyaf, since the core question of the Fedayeen ('how far can you go to achieve victory without losing yourself?') is very different than the Wargods' ('how does camaraderie/esprit de corps survive in a war of technical inhumanity?'). But it is interesting to see how Laporte, deprived of her quasidivine Fedayeen support, carries their lessons back into line Fleet duty. Neither the Wargods ethos nor the Fedayeen ethos alone will be enough.

Heh, I was responding to Quake, sorry!

No, forgive me, I was a bit of a dumb-dumb and failed to see the quotation that was obvious right in front of my eyes before responding.

Gorgons are AWACS which is handy dandy for fighting Ainsarii.

The Masyaf will be sufficiently damaged to enhance Steele's chances of success.

This makes much more sense. The AWACS-enabled piles of turrets & bombs do seem like they could throw the Fedayeen a bit of a curveball, and a couple of stray beam-bombs to the Masyaf's fighterbays might wreck Fedayeen ops for a few weeks. Which is more than enough time for Steele to do his magnificent bastardry!

It's probably in the most heavily armored part of the Masyaf, but think of what might happen if a beam-bomb pierced the CASSANDRA room! If Shambhalla doesn't work out for any reason, CASSANDRA is the UEF's next best option.
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Offline Cyborg17

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Neither the Wargods ethos nor the Fedayeen ethos alone will be enough.

My excitement for Act 4 more than doubled just now.

What if CASSANDRA gets shot? Uhm, well... If the damage would happen to somehow disable Cassie's firewall abilities and the Fedayeen would still be in the Nagari network... They'd effectively be an unprotected entity in there, and we all know that there's *something* that really likes to roflstomp these kind of tresspassers. Just imagine, Fedayeen becoming something that is totally incomprehensible for human mind, and destroying the Universe, starting with the UEF and GTVA.

That GTVA operation would have the biggest backfire consequence in history.
Excuse me for any spelling errors I make - I'm still learning English :P

If the dead Shivan is what permits access to the network in the first place, shooting it would just lock the Fedayeen out, as well as shut down the Dreamscape and Al-da'wa... which is why I'm so down on the possibility, at least so soon after such effort has been spent introducing those elements.


Offline QuakeIV

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I suppose an unlucky burst of radiation from the ship being bombed could injure cassandra in some way and reduce its usefulness.

Neither the Wargods ethos nor the Fedayeen ethos alone will be enough.

It is time. Light the beacons and awaken the sleeper. Unleash Ricardo.