Starting Things Up

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Re: Starting Things Up

Postby Vampire » Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:55 am

New post up. Sorry if its sort of bland and spotty. I'll go back to make spelling and grammatical errors later.

Just wanted to get that part of the story arc out so we can move on with opening the SLDF cache. I have purposely left out the contents at this point since I want to make sure that you guys can throw me a clue as to what SLDF era equipment and machinery you want. Also, I'd like to see how Mcraven write about the call out to those who wish to join up and share a ride off Talitha so I can find the best way to respond and link up.

Mcraven wrote:I keep reading through the design page on this site, especially the Nibo and Vampire tanks. It also reintroduced me to the Kanga, jumping tank. reimagined and redesign is the heart of maintaining equipment through the long dark night...


Heh, the Vampire is one of my own approved designs that I've used the most. I finally got the Brogan approved but than... things happened and I dropped off BTM for a long while. I'd love to custom, but I'm a firm believer that logically, a custom design should be based on an actual one, with changes onto to those parts that can be more easily swopped out - engine, heat sinks, weapons, etc. To me, its a big no no to change things like Endo steel, FF armour, cockpit and TSM.
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Re: Starting Things Up

Postby Rabbit » Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:23 pm

If we are putting in wish lists for SLDF equipment, I would not mind a SLDF Griffin 2N... the one with ER PPC and twin SRM6... and a PXH-1Kk Phoenix Hawk. If those seem out of proper reach, then whatever sounds good but I would like to upgrade my Mechs.

I have absolutely no issues with modifying the Mechs and never saw the problem with doing so. The only thing I would say is that we cannot change the structure of the Mech (no swapping to EndoSteel) because that's a from the factory thing and swapping engines would also be problematic. Doable, but problematic for the techs to get done.
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Re: Starting Things Up

Postby Vampire » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:58 pm

I don't see a problem with finding a Royal Griffin. However, the 1Kk Phoenix Hawk is a Kurita rather than a SLDF one, so I doubt we'd find one.
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Re: Starting Things Up

Postby Rabbit » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:42 pm

Yeah, it was just built in the Star League era so one remains hopeful :) Either way, I be good.
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Re: Starting Things Up

Postby Vampire » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:23 pm

Rabbit wrote:Yeah, it was just built in the Star League era so one remains hopeful :) Either way, I be good.


The 1Kk basically replaces the standard LL for an ER version and the 2 mediums to pulse yes? You can take a stock P-Hawk, drop the MGs and do the above mod. The only problem is if you'd be able to switch the heat sinks to DHS... or, just get an upgraded stock 3D ;)
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Re: Starting Things Up

Postby Cool Hand » Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:40 pm

An Exterminator 4 C or D? Right? :lol: Surely there's ONE still in existence. On Talitha. In 3057.

Any of these would be fun to pilot:


Spector 5F
Nighthawk 2Q or 2S
Firefly 3A
Lynx 9Q
Mercury 99
Talon 5W
Thorn NB
Ostscout 7JB

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Re: Starting Things Up

Postby Vampire » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:25 am

Cool Hand wrote:An Exterminator 4 C or D? Right? :lol: Surely there's ONE still in existence. On Talitha. In 3057.

Any of these would be fun to pilot:


Spector 5F
Nighthawk 2Q or 2S
Firefly 3A
Lynx 9Q
Mercury 99
Talon 5W
Thorn NB
Ostscout 7JB


4D I can accept. However, even if we find a 4C, I'm not going to want to have it for our own use. Even the Houses couldn't really maintain Null-Sig Sys and Chameleon Light Pol Shield. We're mercs, in Clan Invasion era. The 4C is going to be more trouble than anything else.

Its the same for any other machines any of us want. Do remember that at this point in time, only the Great Houses and largest of merc commands could maintain high tech machines. I'd be careful which machines we eventually decide on.

Maybe, each of us could be limited to 3-4 machines each, plus a vague quantity of spare parts? I could RP that rather than a cache, what we discovered was a repair depot, which could explain a wide range of eclectic machines, as well as spare parts and ammunition.

Personally, I think I'm going to go totally left field here and choose among the following:
Demon (obviously the 60 ton original rather than the 45 ton wannabe)
Alacorn Mk IV (eat your heart our Demolisher!)
and...
The totally Level 1 tech Pillager PLG-1N (go check it out!)
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Re: Starting Things Up

Postby Mcraven » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:10 pm

Sorry it took me so long to post again. Had an anaphylactic reaction to my COVID shot. All better now, until I get my second dose.
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Re: Starting Things Up

Postby Rabbit » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:48 am

Glad you are better, McRaven. And do not worry about delay on posting, my posting is crap at the moment. Apologies to all, my motivation fled. I am posting tonight or tomorrow.
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Re: Starting Things Up

Postby Cool Hand » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:51 am

Glad youre ok, Old Man. :P My post will be up tonight. I've been slammed at work, everyone getting the stimulus checks deciding to buy drugs causes an uptick in the # of child abuse cases we get....


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