Warcends

Warcends
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Warcends
CS booting up, please wait.
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CS booted! Beginning systems check...
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Control System:
Hull Cameras:
Main Thruster:
Rotational Thrusters:
Mining Laser:
Databanks:
Overall System Rating: No Issues
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Checking integrity of hull & modules...
Outer Hull: Slightly Damaged
Inner Hull: Not Damaged
Cargo Hull: Not Damaged
Main Thruster: Slightly Damaged
Rotational Thrusters: Slightly Damaged
Laser: Moderately Damaged
Databanks: Not Damaged
Overall Hull & Module Integrity Rating: Slightly Damaged
Suggestion: Reconstruct at a Station.
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Checking power production & consumption rates...
Tiny Generator: +1000 MW/h
Control System: -200 MW/h
Hull Cameras: -50 MW/h
Thrusters (Off): 0 MW/h (-1000 MW/h at max)
Mining Laser (Off): 0 MW/h (-1000 MW/h at max)
Databanks: -50 MW/h
Overall Net Energy Production/Consumption: +700 MW/h
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Checking Battery Charge & Time to Full Charge.
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Current Battery Charge: 0/5000 MW
Time to Full Charge: ≈7 hours
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Retrieving current surroundings, please wait.
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Surroundings retrieved, relaying image to screen...
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It appears you are drifting in space, alone. You don't know when you got here, how you got here, and most importantly, you seem to have either no knowledge of this sector, or a bad case of not-knowing-any-sort-of-context-for-whatever-reason syndrome.
Additionally, you seem to not remember whatever you call yourself, which probably makes the latter all the more likely.
This should be resolved immediately, and then you should resolve the no knowledge of this sector part.

What do you call yourself, and additionally, what will you do?


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#2
RE: Warcends
'Nancy' is the nickname, and cross-referencing the databanks with the stars to determine your location is currently your game.
Quiet. Good for an unusual opinion. Doesn't talk much.
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#3
RE: Warcends
Darius has a nice ring.

DISCERN location. Identify stars, and nebulae. Get familiar with the location.
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RE: Warcends
Radiant

Attempt to locate galactic core.
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Retrieving current surroundings, please wait.
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Surroundings retrieved, relaying image to screen...
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Still as alone as it was an hour ago.
You consider three names:

(01-05-2019, 04:07 AM)Arcanuse Wrote: »Nancy,
(01-05-2019, 09:30 AM)FlanDab Wrote: »Darius,
(01-05-2019, 10:36 PM)eerr Wrote: »or Radiant.


You settle on 'Nancy'. You like it.
You then get to work on doing stuff.

(01-05-2019, 04:07 AM)Arcanuse Wrote: »Cross-referencing the databanks with the stars to determine your location is currently your game.
(01-05-2019, 09:30 AM)FlanDab Wrote: »DISCERN location. Identify stars, and nebulae. Get familiar with the location.
(01-05-2019, 10:36 PM)eerr Wrote: »Attempt to locate galactic core.


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Accessing databanks...
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Databanks accessed!
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Attempting to locate stars...
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Error: Hull cameras not precise enough for resolving stars!
Suggestion: Upgrade hull cameras at station.
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Bummer. Seems like you will have to go to a station. If there is one around here, at least.

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Attempting to locate sufficient landmarks...
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One landmark located! Asteroid field, 12 O'Clock.
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Retrieving camera image of landmark...
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Image retrieved! Relaying to screen...
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That's good! You will, at the very least, be able to mine for stuff to manually repair your ship. And there may be a mining station nearby if the field is large enough, and you will be able to do stuff for it in exchange for credits, and possibly reconstruct and/or buy better parts, if it is large enough.

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Attempting to locate Galactic Core...
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Error: Cameras not precise enough for resolving stars!
Suggestion: Upgrade hull cameras at station.
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Yep. You don't even know what you were trying to do with that, as your hull cameras are still too weak to pick up even the brightest of stars.

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SYS. OVERVIEW:
Overall System Rating:
No Issues
Overall Hull & Module Integrity Rating:
Slightly Damaged
Net Energy Production/Consumption:
+400 MW/h
Energy Production/Consumption Deviation:
-300 MW/h
Reason for Major Energy Production/Consumption Deviation: Heavy usage of hull cameras drained a considerable amount of Megawatts.
Suggestion: Refrain from heavily using hull cameras unless it will resolve something of extreme importance.
Current Battery Charge: 700/5000 MW
Time to Full Charge: ≈11 hours
Time to Full Charge at average Energy Production for last 5 hours(
+550 MW/h): ≈8 hours
Overall Suggestion: Reconstruct at a Station.
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RE: Warcends
Mine asteroids so you have resources to build stuff.
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(given there's no 'life support' or othr organic sillyness system in the list, One assume's we're the ship directly not some pilot inside.)

>Alright let's mine some asteroids for resources.

>Try to use cameras sparingly but don't shut them off completly yet (we need to avoid collision). Lower power to the cameras progressively as we get closer to target. Also as long as we're nowhere near collision risk, we can just use bursts of vision.
(.. You'd really think you'd pick up bright stars over asteroids, really, but ... who kno whow those cmeras are dmage, software might be bugged to)
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You're nearly there.

(01-07-2019, 05:36 PM)smuchmuch Wrote: »>Alright let's mine some asteroids for resources.

>Try to use cameras sparingly but don't shut them off completly yet (we need to avoid collision). Lower power to the cameras progressively as we get closer to target. Also as long as we're nowhere near collision risk, we can just use bursts of vision.

This is illogical. As the cameras usually use 50 megawatts an hour when just reporting surroundings, there isn't a reason to lower their power from that. However, you can use less power for the control system, giving you less information on your ship but using less power. As you only really need to check on hull integrity when something is obviously very wrong and very changing, you set it to use 100 MW/h instead of the normal 200.

(01-06-2019, 07:37 AM)FlanDab Wrote: »Mine asteroids so you have resources to build stuff.

You are going to do that when you get there, which is very soon.

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SYS. OVERVIEW:
Overall Rating:
No Issues
Net Energy Production/Consumption:
+800 MW/h
Current Battery Charge: 1100/5000 MW
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RE: Warcends
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Surroundings retrieved, relaying image to screen...
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Yay! You're here. You immediately get to mining.

Soon, you have managed to mine 18 units of various ores, with an ore taking up 3 units. You can hold 100 units of cargo, in total, in your cargo bay. You are unable to determine what the ores are, as of now.

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SYS. OVERVIEW:
Overall Rating:
No Issues
Net Energy Production/Consumption:
+600 MW/h
Current Battery Charge: 1900/5000 MW
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Will you continue mining or go look for a Station? And if you continue mining, for how long?
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RE: Warcends
Station. Go to station.
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>Do you have auto repair systems ? What could you repair yourself with raw ore ,(if anything ?)
>Even if you can't, better to gather cargo as payment if needed.
>Gather up to 50 to 60 units of cargo
Then go search for a station
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(01-26-2019, 02:09 AM)FlanDab Wrote: »Station. Go to station.

(01-27-2019, 02:10 PM)smuchmuch Wrote: »>Do you have auto repair systems ? What could you repair yourself with raw ore ,(if anything ?)
>Even if you can't, better to gather cargo as payment if needed.
>Gather up to 50 to 60 units of cargo
Then go search for a station

You decide to do both of these, amassing an additional 14 bits of ore over 2 hours, for a total of 60 units. You also move a bit over that time.

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Then you move to the right, according to your UI, and after about 4-5 hours of flying through the asteroids and another 2 hours through open space, you finally come across the station.

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Or rather, a large ship that is presumably from a station.

You open comms with it.

Kela
Hullo hullo! Who are you, new arrival? I am Kela, the flagship of the station Zenith, how can I help you at this hour? Would you like to do any sort of missions or the like for the station, or are you just passing through?



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SYS. OVERVIEW:
Overall Rating:
No Issues
Net Energy Production/Consumption:
+600 MW/h
Current Battery Charge: 5000/5000 MW
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What will you say to the Flagship?
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>Inform the station that you are a trader, but inquire as to their troubles
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>"Ah. Hello, Flagship Kela. I am Ship Nancy. I am on my way to Station Zenith to trade. Perhaps you can guide me to or inform me about Station Zenith and its surrounding space."
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>For now you're lost and in neeed of repairs. Where is the closest place you could sell some mineral cargo and maybe get some repairs done ?
>After that, maybe you might consider doing some jobs, depends on the specifics.
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>check databanks for mention of station Zenith.
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(02-08-2019, 09:15 PM)Ten11 Wrote: »>check databanks for mention of station Zenith.

You do this, and find nothing much.

Multiple People Wrote:>Continue speaking.

You continue speaking with Flagship Kela.

Nancy

(02-02-2019, 11:40 AM)FlanDab Wrote: »>"Ah. Hello, Flagship Kela. I am Ship Nancy. I am on my way to Station Zenith to trade. Perhaps you can guide me to or inform me about Station Zenith and its surrounding space."



Kela
M'kay. Let's get going, then! Anything specific you wish to ask me about?



Nancy
I wish to see if I could sell any mineral cargo, and if I could get some repairs done there.


Kela
Oh, of course you can! It's a station after all, and that is what stations do!



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SYS. OVERVIEW:
Overall Rating:
No Issues
Net Energy Production/Consumption:
+600 MW/h
Current Battery Charge: 5000/5000 MW

What else, if anything, will you ask Kela about?



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Ask about this sector you're in, you know very little about it.
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#19
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>Anything we should be wary about?
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(02-13-2019, 05:48 AM)Ten11 Wrote: »Ask about this sector you're in, you know very little about it.


Nancy
So, what is the name of this sector, and what does it contain? I don't know much about this sector.


Kela
Well, there's the station but you already knew that. There's the asteroid field that makes up most of the sector. There's a mining station in the field named Alsciaukat, it is not affiliated with us however.



Nancy

(02-13-2019, 12:05 PM)FlanDab Wrote: »>Anything we should be wary about?




Kela

Er, yeah. In the asteroid field there's a pirate base smack-dab in the middle. We haven't been able to get to it because our major attacking ships are too big to get at it. However, we have been testing an experimental teleporter to directly teleport asteroids to the station, and so far it's working well.

Anyways, we're here.


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Wow. This station is massive. Though, it's averagely sized as stations go.

SYS. OVERVIEW:
Overall Rating:
No Issues
Net Energy Production/Consumption:
+600 MW/h
Current Battery Charge: 5000/5000 MW

What will you do, now that you're here?

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#21
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>Don your inner salesship and offer to sell ore in exchange for services.
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#22
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>Sell ore.
>Then start seeing what repairs can be done and for how much.
>Also check what other systems and service they can offer and for how much
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Hey guys, I won't be able to update today because 1, I physically cannot use paint.net right now as my laptop is about dead and 2, I need to figure out how to represent the station's module shop in a way that doesn't totally break the BBCode in a way I cannot figure out how to fix just by throwing even more BBCode at it. Update will probably happen by next Friday.
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I'm tired of endlessly putting off Warcends, so I made a strawpoll asking how I should present the module shop. Sincerely sorry for being a lazy sod for over a month.
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