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The Doomed Flotilla. Part 1. Gunner

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CinnamonFake    479

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The ringing in his ears died down by the time Nick opened his eyes. He was still dangling, fastened to the gunner's chair. Suspended in the hemisphere under the gun turret, it was not the best place for sleep. His arms and legs were numb, his head was buzzing, but for the first time in many weeks he seemed to have slept. No cries, laments, moans, conversations. Nobody stumbles over you, nobody wakes you up to beg for food. In the reflection of a silent instrument panel, he was met by a still unfamiliar look, lost in a pile of dirty hair.

The Doomed Flotilla greatly changed him, probably even more than the army had had once. Was there even anything real inside, beneath all that filth?Was there something left of that naive boy?

It's been four hours since the attack. Sooner or later, someone would want to know what the gunner was still doing at his post. Nick unfastened the straps and fell to the floor with the grace of an engineering frigate. At least one thing was simple at the station — the floor is where artificial gravity's pulling you. Even if it used to be the ceiling of some unfortunate ship. Nick went down the ladder and moved towards the hangar. There he found the deserved reward for his effort — half a protein ration.

 

The gunner was casually walking along the station's contorted corridors, winding between improvised beds, carefully, but quickly stepping over the bundles of cable and people. People lived on shelves, cluttering the corridors of the station, in technological hatches and niches. The ability to straighten his legs on his bed was considered a luxury. Only the elite — onboard engineers and scientists could count on some kind of a separate cabin — they were allowed to live in rescue pods. Nick did not even dream of such a privilege. When he was just beginning his service in the Imperial Infantry, they were specifically taught not to be afraid of enclosed spaces. But even with this preparation he was uneasy at the station.

During the Fall, people fled the Empire sectors to escape the outbreak of Liu Virus — the biomorph virus. They used whatever they could to escape. Most of the ships were not suitable for interstellar jumps. Few survivors were still trying to survive — plotting courses to each other with minimal fuel expenses, dismantling the dead ships, building nameless semblances of stations. There was a whole flotilla of such stations and ships. And everyone on them is doomed to a long and painful death, because of lack of oxygen, water, food or everything at once. At some point, someone thought of calling this all the ‘Doomed Flotilla’. Not the most cheerful name, but it reflected the essence of things.

Nick himself did not want to remember how he ended up here. All his colleagues, most likely, were long gone. And he survived, if what was happening to him at the station, could be called a life. By his own cowardice, thanks to vile treachery, the first-rate Gunner Sergeant Nicholas Finigan, was trapped in this accursed tin can with hundreds of people more worthy than himself.

 

Inside the hangar, Nick sighed with a kind of relief. It was really spacious and it helped drive away heavy thoughts.That's why Nick liked to look into the emptiness of space through the windows of the gun turret. New pieces of the station were being built in the hangar. They were assembled from ordinary space debris, then to be driven outward in tugs and at least fixed to one of the station's numerous modules. The latest addition was the ‘garden’, where survivors tried to grow at least some food. It was terrible to think what the ground consisted of.But for the time being there was normal food at the station. At the far wall of the hangar was a ‘refrigerator’ — a Federation transport with a load of rations, which saved hundreds of times more lives at the station than all the weapon systems combined. There, the promised reward was waiting for Nick. But before he reached his goal, another ship drew his attention, laying on the hangar, next to the gate. The design seemed to be Jericho, but... for a few seconds Nick tried to understand where he could've seen it...

- Oh no, - Nick whispered, and then cried out: -You're all crazy! What if it's contagious? What are you doing!

It was one of those ships that attacked the station today. The hull had torn openings from a kinetic gun, but it had more than that - a flock of engineers with circular saws and hydraulic scissors was already zealously cutting the vessel. Only one of them broke away from work and looked at Nick. It was a pretty tough little girl about twenty years old. He thought her name was Sam.

- Well, obviously, it's not a biomorph, - she shrugged.

 

To be continued...

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ORCA1911    509

We need an anime about zis.

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Original_Taz    48

Behold the Brokk 3.0 Tell me something CinnamonFake When will the Engineer Ever get effectiveness for Healing so we can Actually play the Healing Roll and get Credit for it ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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It gains synergy for healing, that's much more valuable thing ;)

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Koromac    976
7 minutes ago, Original_Taz said:

Behold the Brokk 3.0 Tell me something CinnamonFake When will the Engineer Ever get effectiveness for Healing so we can Actually play the Healing Roll and get Credit for it ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

This is a good question.

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13 minutes ago, Koromac said:

This is a good question.

But this is not a good tread for it.

 

Also, my theory is that we will soon find out more things about the Liu Virus and how it works, and if we will know that, eradicating it will be a matter of time. Or a teaser for the next Waz'Got special module, I suppose that the big mouth might not be the next one.

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ORCA1911    509
1 hour ago, xXThunderFlameXx said:

But this is not a good tread for it.

 

Also, my theory is that we will soon find out more things about the Liu Virus and how it works, and if we will know that, eradicating it will be a matter of time. Or a teaser for the next Waz'Got special module, I suppose that the big mouth might not be the next one.

 

Btw you can see the alien race in the star conflict heroes, they look cool :D

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Original_Taz    48
11 minutes ago, ORCA1911 said:

 

Btw you can see the alien race in the star conflict heroes, they look cool :D

 

what would be a good thread for it ??? the one where the developers are not making changes to the ship I'm talking about ?

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ORCA1911    509
20 minutes ago, Original_Taz said:

 

what would be a good thread for it ??? the one where the developers are not making changes to the ship I'm talking about ?

 

You went from salt to bath salt, i suggest you to stop and find or open up a suitable thread where you can freely discuss your ideas.

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Scarecrow_1    32
8 hours ago, Tillowaty said:

@CinnamonFake If it's so valuable... Can I trade some of it VS5PnRc.png for missing parts? cN6gk0X.png

LMAO XD legit!! 

 

Im still wondering... the ship apparently was a biomorph, but the engineer cutting it said it wasn't? or she meant the dude? :V this story is thrilling!! 

 

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DrDeath_ScD    451
17 hours ago, Original_Taz said:

Behold the Brokk 3.0 Tell me something CinnamonFake When will the Engineer Ever get effectiveness for Healing so we can Actually play the Healing Roll and get Credit for it ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

 

CinnamonFake (Posted 16 hours ago)

It gains synergy for healing, that's much more valuable thing ;)

 

We used to get assist all the time for all buffs back in 2013 and early 2014. they still gave synergy, that's not new. Until these  wazgot missions almost no one played engie hardly. This is because your eff score is so low if you play engie exclusively. I am sure we all have been in a captain match and you happen to be the only one with an engineering ship. Synergy means nothing to a lot of us. 

 

Also what's up with the Xeno and mono drops. 2 least dropped items. Most of the xeno missions require being in a squad at top rank. Top rank battles dont happen often, if at all when ever I squad up. Last night I burned up nearly 2 hours waiting for a battle while in a squad. We never got a battle. One we separated I got one instantly. Both of us has about a 6500 pr.  I think those contracts need a little reworking they are not always possible.

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Original_Taz    48
15 hours ago, DrDeath_ScD said:

 

We used to get assist all the time for all buffs back in 2013 and early 2014. they still gave synergy, that's not new. Until these  wazgot missions almost no one played engie hardly. This is because your eff score is so low if you play engie exclusively. I am sure we all have been in a captain match and you happen to be the only one with an engineering ship. Synergy means nothing to a lot of us. 

 

Also what's up with the Xeno and mono drops. 2 least dropped items. Most of the xeno missions require being in a squad at top rank. Top rank battles dont happen often, if at all when ever I squad up. Last night I burned up nearly 2 hours waiting for a battle while in a squad. We never got a battle. One we separated I got one instantly. Both of us has about a 6500 pr.  I think those contracts need a little reworking they are not always possible.

 

yes  the xeno drop is so low you have to buy it to get a ship and its getting worse by the patch ... i think i have like 2200 xeno but i dont buy Elly ships  so it will just keep growing by the week ... all i want is the destroyer from Elly and to get that I'll need  50,000 GS and  maybe  3000 xeno but as the only ship I'll be getting  and  knowing it will be the last ship in Elly hanger  i have more than enough time to farm everything i need to get it  and max it  the day it comes out ..

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3 minutes ago, Original_Taz said:

 

yes  the xeno drop is so low you have to buy it to get a ship and its getting worse by the patch ... i think i have like 2200 xeno but i dont buy Elly ships  so it will just keep growing by the week ... all i want is the destroyer from Elly and to get that I'll need  50,000 GS and  maybe  3000 xeno but as the only ship I'll be getting  and  knowing it will be the last ship in Elly hanger  i have more than enough time to farm everything i need to get it  and max it  the day it comes out ..

You've got 2200 xeno and you are saying that its not giving enough AND you aren't buying any of them all in the same sentence and this is supposed to makes sense?

IDGI

The xeno amount has been fine for me and I haven't even been playing pvp since the xenochips came in and I have more than enough to build wuzgot and have tharga and taikin to r15 and guess how much money I spent on those ships.

 

I am a heavy grinder so I don't see the arguments people are making. Its all very easy for me and all I have to do is play the game which is what I wanted to do in the first place. The problem was only when they forced pvp when it was broken af and to me it still is broken to an extent not to mention queue is taking longer lately too.

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Original_Taz    48
55 minutes ago, xXConflictionXx said:

You've got 2200 xeno and you are saying that its not giving enough AND you aren't buying any of them all in the same sentence and this is supposed to makes sense?

IDGI

The xeno amount has been fine for me and I haven't even been playing pvp since the xenochips came in and I have more than enough to build wuzgot and have tharga and taikin to r15 and guess how much money I spent on those ships.

 

I am a heavy grinder so I don't see the arguments people are making. Its all very easy for me and all I have to do is play the game which is what I wanted to do in the first place. The problem was only when they forced pvp when it was broken af and to me it still is broken to an extent not to mention queue is taking longer lately too.

 

I'm basically saying the same thing  . i have a maxed out R-9 tharga and nothing else . and yes i farmed the xeno during the tharga xeno run also i didn't spend all my xeno when the Dev's put a 300 limit on it for a week just to get the xeno i farmed  ...(crazy fools) thats the day i stopped farming xeno ... now i do a few 10 xeno runs and the 40 xeno once a week ... but if EVERYBODY did that this game would be in chapter 11 ... so for the few players that support the rest of us  ... i say "thx so much" and Dev's give um a break once in a while

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DrDeath_ScD    451
20 hours ago, Original_Taz said:

50,000 GS and  maybe  3000 xeno but as the only ship I'll be getting  and  knowing it will be the last ship in Elly hanger  i have more than enough time to farm everything i need to get it  and max it  the day it comes out ..

 You wont be able to max out on day one because you can only hold 10 or so each of the main items needed to upgrade. If you maxed out your inventory like you plan, then at best $300 or so unlock it and pay to win it. The xeno nodes cost more with each upgrade. Every upgrade for me me is 300 xenos now. I still have about 50 nodes to unlock between the 3 ships. At 300 each thats a lot. The 2200 you have will be gone in no time.

 

The xeno drops are way too low. Now that they made it even harder to farm them I stopped playing as much as I have been for the last few weeks. If the squad requirement at r15 was not hard enough they had to make it even harder. 

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xKostyan    820
3 minutes ago, DrDeath_ScD said:

 You wont be able to max out on day one because you can only hold 10 or so each of the main items needed to upgrade. If you maxed out your inventory like you plan, then at best $300 or so unlock it and pay to win it. The xeno nodes cost more with each upgrade. Every upgrade for me me is 300 xenos now. I still have about 50 nodes to unlock between the 3 ships. At 300 each thats a lot. The 2200 you have will be gone in no time.

 

The xeno drops are way too low. Now that they made it even harder to farm them I stopped playing as much as I have been for the last few weeks. If the squad requirement at r15 was not hard enough they had to make it even harder. 

I have no idea what you are saying about Xenos, when I play I feel like it is raining Xenos from missions.

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DrDeath_ScD    451
On 7/14/2017 at 1:45 PM, xKostyan said:

I have no idea what you are saying about Xenos, when I play I feel like it is raining Xenos from missions.

Must be nice. Squads at r15 next to impossible to get a match unless you are in NASA of course.

 

As a solo player I get matches, but they often look like this. Before that i was waiting for battle for a long time before I disband the squad and que solo. 

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xKostyan    820
32 minutes ago, DrDeath_ScD said:

Must be nice. Squads at r15 next to impossible to get a match unless you are in NASA of course.

Games for NASA squads are even harder to find, because squads of same corporation can not be put against each other

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