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SS Codex goes to space. Prospector ironman LP.

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Grimwulf, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. hostergaard Educated

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    I say we jump in, I need a bath, a manly bath. Nothing unclogs your pores like liquid ammonia, I tell you that!

    Sir! In the nordic languages tang means seaweed. Why nordic words are used when we all obviously speak english is beyond me tough.
     
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  2. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Also, Sea-seaweed doesn't make much sense..
     
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  3. a bear named spigot Arcane

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    it's tang, men. tang. it's been premixed with seawater such that it is ready to drink. we should have filled up our hull with free tang.
     
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  4. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Let's hope this decision won't lead us to another disaster. Eastwards we go!

    Guess what happens when you fly aimlessly through SPACE?

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    That's what.

    :shredder:

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    Let's be realistic for a change. We are flying on a junk ship with only one weapon (the cheapest laser I could find) manned by the worst gunner in the Universe. Against us is unkown number of battle-hardened SPACE PIRATES. They probably have better ships and weapons.

    I say we retreat, but do it in a dignified way.

    +M

    Like, SS Codex is above fighting random pirate scum.
     
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  5. a bear named spigot Arcane

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    i'm freaking out, men

    pirates are going to want to do all sorts of weird shit with/to my body. who wants to enter a suicide pact with me?
     
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  6. Trymon Novice

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    Can we be boarded rather than just being turned into space dust ?

    But maybe, we can show the superiority of ours thrusters ?
     
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  7. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Time for some fancy piloting then. Once they see my skills, they'll be so awed they'll not dare approach us. Leave the peasants and go to the space station.
     
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  8. Bliblablubb Arcane

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    What, I already died trying to aquire a serviceable still? Welp, time to abandon this thread, I never liked you all anyway... AS IF! You're not getting rid of me that easily,

    BECAUSE

    I am not dead yet. Heros with my good looks don't die. Tis just a mere fleshwound. We can rebuild me, we have the technology! Just leave me in the skillful care of our spacewizarddoc- ... just leave my body unattended for a while and I will be back in action as soon as I am needed again!
    Thanks SpaceObamaCare.
    Until then I am going to haunt this ship like one of the Captain's many ex-waifus.

    As for the next decision: GTFO of there! Those aren't pirags in cheap knockoff ships, they are PIRATES. If they can afford proper spelling, they can also afford proper guns. Tell our pilot to try hitting their incoming missiles with our ship and none of them will hit us.
    Azira is like a compass pointing south, you just need to know how to use it. :smug:
     
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  9. hostergaard Educated

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    I was attacked by a pirate fleet early game too, with no working weapons. Naturally, I bravely ran away and hid in a corner. For some reason I could see the enemy exhaust, apparently it can damage you as the fighter ended up destroying each other buzzing around and crossing each others exhaust streams.

    When all the streams where gone I went out to check only to see that the main battleship was still hanging out, it fired at me and missed and started following me. I decided to test out my exhaust teory and turned tail. It got damaged as it followed me and eventually destroyed as apparently it could not figure how to move and shoot at same time.
     
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  10. Bliblablubb Arcane

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    What a bunch of amateurs. If there is one thing every aspiring spacewizard knows, it's: "don't cross the streams!"
     
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  11. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    While the team was raging and arguing, Cpt. Grimwulf nodded in silence, listing an old book, "How To Be a Prospector".

    hrrm, combat... space combat...

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    A-ha, page 16. I got this in the bag. Muh book of endless wisdom.

    Show Spoiler
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    What, that's it..? "Space combat is a bit more complex"? Nothing else? OH FUCK YOU SPACE MANUALS!

    Awright, FULL RETREAT! ... Aaand the game broke. I'll try to restart, but IIRC the savegame won't load if the game wasn't shutdown properly.

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    Shows what I know. Ok, TIME PARADOX men.

    Awright, FULL RETREAT!

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    That was close. At least Azira is p.gud at escaping.

    As you can see, we spotted another star while exploring, although it's in a gas cloud again. Time to get back to the station.

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    Yeat another star spotted, once again in a gas cloud. SS Codex is really lucky.

    Dock us at the Station, Azira.

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    Azira earned himself a promotion. That daring escape was something to rememer.

    The crew is happy - everyone, except lightbane of course. Maybe I should decline your wages even further? Eh, maybe later.

    Let's see how much we've earned this time.

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    Not much. After refuelling and repairing the hull up to 7/7 I have only 223 Cr left.

    They say my jetpack has arrived, but... that's not a jetpack.

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    What is wrong with you? Oh, screw it. Don't have time for this.

    So here is the deal. A mmmmassive booty awaits us on dat battleship. The Captain's Intuition never fails! Thus I'm feeling generous today.

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    8 Credits! That's how much you'll get for this job. You will be rich, men! No time to waste - start those engines! We are flying west!

    *many times later*

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    Ok, we are between two star systems. Let's scan the red one? Make some quick buck? Or better not waste any time, and get that Battleship (should be close to our current location), before somebody else does?
     
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  12. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Zephyr, Lhynn and Bilbo died for 56 Credits. Told you.

     
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  13. Bliblablubb Arcane

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    What better reason than credits is there? Potatojuice only comes second, you can buy it with those creds after all.

    Captain you are are looking at it wrong: you didn't pay us anything yet, our equipment was worthless but you made 56 credits in the end. And there are always fresh hands waiting to be hired for less than minimum wage.
    Unless you have to pay upfront when hiring. But in that case you probably took those unspent credits off our dead bodies anyway. To uuuh pay for funeral costs. :salute:
     
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  14. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Hey, let's check out the battleship location.

    I mean, anything that takes out a battleship is probably no match for Captain Grimwulf, right? The battleship is probably right there, ripe for the taking.

    Then we can double back and scan the star systems. +M
     
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  15. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Maybe its pilot was drunk and crash-landed on a secluded planet. Let's be optimistic!

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    WE ARE FUCKING CURSED, I TELL YOU!

    :negative:

    The battleship should be right over there:

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    So close, yet so far. We sould be so screwed right now, but thankfully I REPAIRED THE SHIP!

    :yeah:

    That's why I'm the Captain, men. Azira, get us through these gas clouds in one piece. Captain's Call!

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    SHIT FUCK FUCK, now that's a lot of clouds.

    Mex of SS Codex. These might be our last moments. If we survive, if Azira won't fail us... sigh. This is our chance to become respectable prospectors.

    However, we might very well die. I need to know you're with me on this. Do we FLY THRU? Or do we back off and look for a way around?
     
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  16. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Don't sweat it, I got this. Just let me flip this switch over here and...
     
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  17. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    In case this ends bad, 't was an honor to be your Captain. :salute: If we die, it's entirely your fault.

    Here goes nothing. Take a little spin to NW square, Azira. Maybe we'll see the end of the gas cloud this way.

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    :rage:

    IS IT TOO LATE TO GO BACK?! Probably yes.

    I REGRET EVERYTHIIING

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    HOW THE HELL ARE WE ALIVE? No matter, there is no end to the gas!

    And where is the battleship? IT WAS A SETUP! A fucking setup, men!

    :negative:

    NEVER FORGET SS CODEX! NEVER FORGET FEARLESS CAPTAIN GRIMWULF!

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    ... I'm alive? WOOOOO HOOOOOOO! I AM ALIVE, MEN!

    And also, we're here. 4:21, the last known coordinates of the battleship. There is nothing here, not even a star system nearby. But you know what, I don't care - Azira, GET US OUT OF THE GAS!

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    That was WAY too close.

    I won't lie to you - we are in deep shit. At the very edge of the space sector, with no idea how to get back. Out ship is falling apart, and only half fuel remains.

    But before we start to panic, let's scout the immidiate surroundings.

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    Seems like we might have a chance to get to Spacestation 2 safely. It isn't far.

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    But we need Creds to repair and refuel. Which means we gotta find and PROSPECT a star system on our way there.

    As an alternative option, we still have enough fuel to fly a bit north in search of the battleship. No entering the clouds, though. Never again.
     
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  18. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    During SPACE BATTLES there is an option to surrender/offer surrender by using radio. No idea if there's also boarding. I'd rather avoid space battles alltogether, considering the glorious quality of my ship.
     
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  19. Azira Arcane Patron

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    See? I said I got it. :smug:
     
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  20. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Battleship could also be south of here. So could star systems. Let's see what we can find between here and the space station.
     
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  21. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    A mini-update on Spigot's personal life. When it became clear that we are flying to Spacestation 2, his online marriage ended with an online divorce.

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    I have no words.

    Nothing.

    :negative:

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    But then we literally bump into a ROGUE GAS GIANT!

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    How come nobody spotted it? Our sensors are shit. Won't be surprised if we missed the battleship as well, which was totally there. Somewhere.

    Right. We need fuel, but our hull is in critical condition. Refueling in the gas giant's atmosphere is risky, but that extra bit of fuel might be the difference between a night in a whorehouse and banrkuptcy, if you know what I mean.

    Shall we put our trust in Azira's skill? Our lives are at stake.
     
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  22. lightbane Arcane

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    Jesus, this ship simply won't die... I mean, I totally trust in Azira to save us without major incidents.
     
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  23. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    I want this to be engraved in our black box: "In Azira we trust". When SS Codex becomes debris, and somebody will find what's left, I want them to know the reason of our downfall!

    *Inhales* DO IT!

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    Oh, fu... *these were the last glorious words of ever-enduring Cpt. Grimwulf*

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    That's it, Codex. We finally destroyed the ship! Here's some stats to ease the pain.

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    It was a short, but fun experience, just as I thought. SS Codex might be done for, but its spirit of decline will live forever. :salute:
     
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  24. Bliblablubb Arcane

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    Famous last words. Perfect epitaph for our non-existing gravestones. :salute:

    Now start a new run, but for potatogods sake put someone else at the helm!
     
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  25. Grimwulf Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    If anybody wants to, I'll be happy to sign up as gunner.

    :M

    The game itself is free, so nothing is stopping you. You should probably create a new thread, tho. For convinience.

    As for me, no thanx. I found my SPACE GRAVE, and am quite happy with it.

    Being a captain is hard work, men.
     
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