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Re: Praetorian Fleet Yard

Postby Colette » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:11 pm

dilanski wrote:...Don't worry, I'll be back to building Supa-Deathnoughts in no time...

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Gonna make another crack at longest dreadnought?
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Re: Praetorian Fleet Yard

Postby dilanski » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:13 pm

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dilanski wrote:...Don't worry, I'll be back to building Supa-Deathnoughts in no time...

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Gonna make another crack at longest dreadnought?


Other than the angel (Which isn't a crewed vessel) there's something bigger than an Inexorable?
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Re: Praetorian Fleet Yard

Postby Colette » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:16 pm

dilanski wrote:
Colette wrote:
dilanski wrote:...Don't worry, I'll be back to building Supa-Deathnoughts in no time...

:D

Gonna make another crack at longest dreadnought?


Other than the angel (Which isn't a crewed vessel) there's something bigger than an Inexorable?

Well no, but even if you don't count the angel you can still beat yourself.
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Re: Praetorian Fleet Yard

Postby dilanski » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:21 pm

Colette wrote:
dilanski wrote:
Colette wrote:
dilanski wrote:...Don't worry, I'll be back to building Supa-Deathnoughts in no time...

:D

Gonna make another crack at longest dreadnought?


Other than the angel (Which isn't a crewed vessel) there's something bigger than an Inexorable?

Well no, but even if you don't count the angel you can still beat yourself.


I am tempted to go bigger, with the new plasma weapons and some huge missiles I've had lying around. Thing is I'd want a 'Extinction Level Event' weapon, something that'll blow hemisphere's away, but haven't had a good enough idea for one that looks cool.
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Re: Praetorian Fleet Yard

Postby The Shadowscythe » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:06 am

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Out of nowhere the Praetorian Navy expressed an interest in acquiring vast amounts of the super dense De-187 gas, and were willing to award a lucrative contract to whoever could supply it, multiple Industrial firms jumped to put in place the infrastructure to meet the demands. In the end the internal group P.G. were awarded to contract, due to both brown envelopes and there fleet of new Tycoon Mass Haulers.

These vessels are a joint project of 12 corporations from 8 different empires. Built with superior hyper-drive and capacity, for that reason they are slowly becoming a common site in space lanes across galaxies.


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Tycoon vessels are larger than most battleships, and have room for up to 6 large cargo 'containers', the vessel shown here is a P.G. vessel, with their propriety gas canisters. These vessels are designed to run off a skeleton of crew, 12 being the minimum recommended although twice that is more common. extended communications suites come as standard, at the request of J&H deep space salvage, and also have a small hangar bay built in, normally for shuttles and drones, but also for defence craft, which came from the input of Yellow Frog hauling Ltd.

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A feature special to this hauler is it's ability to rotate around the hull, to increase accessibility of the cargo, already some stations have special cargo racks built to dock with Tycoons in this mode so that unloading can be near instantaneous.

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I rarely build non-military craft, so this was a much needed change. Don't worry, I'll be back to building Supa-Deathnoughts in no time. the vessel is inspired heavily by the Rorqual from Eve, even the 'flipping', although that vessel does it because it feels like, not for something useful.

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Feel free to use this in vignettes, battles, Repaint it, strap guns to it, etc.


Perfect . . . civilian targets.

On another note I have finally located my old external HDD with my LDD files on it, excpect a mass of Scythe related stuff uploaded soon.
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Re: Praetorian Fleet Yard

Postby dilanski » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:00 pm

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Sorry for poor quality, my camera is MIA, so these were taken on my little Nokia 520 (It's a cracker for anyone after a cheap smartphone, but the camera's awful for close-ups.)

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It's Hardsuit time! Just a set of 3 suits.

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They're based scythe's SIBAS design (Or the PA-42 Phoenix), only with some alterations. There primary weapon system is integrated, with the choice being between a standard Minigun or the more powerful Naga weapons system. Rather than use a camera for the controllers feed, an array of sensors are embedded within the suits 'head' that pick up on particulate radiation, the result is slightly more disorientating for the pilot as they can only see in intensity, not wavelength, but provides them with all the information they could possibly need.

As for name I'm currently going with Seraph, to fit in with the names, Exodus & Heathen, but I'm not 100% sure. I'm chucking these into a battle for this years HH, and Immortal-War, so decided to post them now.
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Re: Praetorian Fleet Yard

Postby dilanski » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:37 pm

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A new ship, and a new way of presenting them, which I probably will not use again often, partly because I'm awful at graphic design, and partly because this took way too long. This ship marks the official start of the 'Phase 3' Naval program, with more to follow, let's just say, if you like really long text posts with lots of useless details and ego-stroking, then I've a treat for you.

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For those who don't get the bottom right references, they're nods to:
BAE Systems: A UK defence contractor, when they aren't ripping off the British tax payer, they're building experimental rail-guns for America.
Hawker Siddley: Made the Harrier, which has engrained itself in the minds of all Brits because of the Falklands mainly, to the point where people were complaining when the 40 year old plane was retired.
Supermarine: Spitfire, really all that needs to be said.
Rolls Royce: Couldn't come up with a good twist, so went with initials, when they aren't producing incredibly expensive luxury vehicles, they're making Powerplants for an incredibly expensive American destroyer.
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Re: Praetorian Fleet Yard

Postby The Shadowscythe » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:41 pm

"Friction Ribbing"

Pretorian battleships, now ribbed for her pleasure.
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Re: Praetorian Fleet Yard

Postby dilanski » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:40 pm

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"For the crimes committed by our people, only one sentence is permissible, to forever fly the dark skies, and to forever be vigilant against those who'd seek to destroy it. Only the blood of our warriors will wash away the sins, only the scorched hulls of our enemies will serve as offerings, on the battlefields across the universe will be where we find our Vindication" - Extract from 'Odysseus Redemption', an obscure ancient legend.

Vindication battle-cruisers are one of the few Praetorian ships that depart from the 40:40:20 standard, that is ~40% of the vessels armament with a 180 degree arc on each side, and the rest covering forward and aft blind spots. Instead, it's layout is to maximise forward concentration of its Fire Tempest turrets, along with two 'Penultimate' lasers. designed to be a glass cannon, armour is concentrated in the forward armoured head, primary C&C, and protective plates for the main reactor, elsewhere in the ship is devoid of protection, beyond it's shields. This strategic, all or nothing armouring affords the ship more manoeuvrability over similarly sized vessels. These factors make it a brilliant 'Marauding' vessel, to move around the battlefield and take out opportune targets, and evade ships that'd make quick work of its paper shell.
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Re: Praetorian Fleet Yard

Postby Theblackdog » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:49 pm

Awesome. This is definitely one of your coolest ships yet.
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Re: Praetorian Fleet Yard

Postby dilanski » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:26 pm

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--Notice to all Praetorian Vessels--

This is a standing order to every Praetorian vessel currently assigned to any mission deemed criticality gamma or less. You are to return to your assigned maintenance point for an emergency roll out if the InBlue operating system, ahead of the planned release next year. This refit will include new computer hardware and software for all ships, as well as part of the OS the 'Jerome' AI will be part of the upgrade. All officers are reminded that this AI is not limited to your own vessel, but is the same entity across every ship simultaneously, it does not however present a security risk. failure to not comply with this order without proper reason, or first attempting to contact your maintenance point, will result in court martial.


Claudia Wright wrote:Redacted Supplement - 3:22

I've spent more time with the AI, and from an exterior view looks exactly like the AI on the Inexorable, and having looked through the ships computers a bit more, I've found it all tied up to the InBlue OS. It seems at some point they finally put it in every ship. I've tried asking him directly, but he wasn't forthcoming, that's AI for you, but looking over logs, he was doing what the planned version was intended for, up until he cam back in time, he was a single entity, a single AI, tied into every ship in the fleet.

Supplement - 3:43

I pulled up his black box, that lets the AI still work when the ship is cut off, and managed to find something interesting, the AI has unique subroutines coded directly into it, and has already become a single AI with the Inexorable counterpart, I wonder if they'e noticed anything over there?

Final Redacted Supplement - 3:52

The AI pulled me over while I was working, and said something kind of unnerving... At this point he's freaking me out. Apparently being away split into two consciousnesses and then left stuck in limbo to all of a sudden by people in white coats will freak an AI just as much as a human. He knows he's now part of the Inexorable, and what he said then worried me deeply... he seemed kind of mad, mentally that is, going on about a virus he must stop, that he needs to be 'everywhere' to stop it, or else 'it will all burn'... I'm going to scrub these logs, they're of no use anyway, I'll just report my findings to the Inexorable, and tell them to be on their guard.
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