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inverted_helix
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inverted_helix

Connoisseur.

Missed Master Basher 's posts for some reason. I like quests having consequences. It gives more meaning if everything isn't easy. Jul 9, 2019

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    1. Malcanthet
      Malcanthet
      *Attempts Shy Spidery Snuggles.*
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      2. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        Snuggles yay!
        Jul 29, 2019
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    2. Master Basher
      Master Basher
      Drunken idea for Soul Absorption...

      Help! I'm a Dungeon Core! And I can't get enough Adventurer Souls to sate my hungering addiction for Humanity!

      *Cue the adventures of an addicted Dungeon Core. Willing to massacre humanity to have one more human soul to learn/absorb!
      1. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        It seems like it would be pretty similar to other dungeon core quests except in motivation.
        Jul 22, 2019
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      2. Master Basher
        Master Basher
        Hindsight, it'd probably end up with part "dungeon killing", part waifu collecting/crystaling, and treasured 'meals/victims' ending up screaming as "Help! I woke up as a sentient, hungry boss monster!"

        *Cue imagining an adventurer/isekai waking up as a hungry, female minotaur.
        Jul 22, 2019
      3. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        Well I'm less fond of the more obvious dungeon settings since I feel like they fall into monotony real quick. I feel like that setup would end up sliding too far towards the horror end of things though.

        I'm always more fond of the dungeon settings where they basically set up a town inside their territory to feed off the beings inside them in a more farming manner.
        Jul 23, 2019
    3. inverted_helix
      inverted_helix
      Missed Master Basher 's posts for some reason. I like quests having consequences. It gives more meaning if everything isn't easy.
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      3. Persimmon
        Persimmon
        The RKKV radiator bit is a point I keep overlooking -_-

        In regards to being forced to fight in realspace; we can just jump a proportional force to whatever layer the enemy force is in, or if they present a weakness defeat them in the higher layer and gain initiative/positional advantage.
        Jul 22, 2019
      4. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        Any realistic attack on a system has to bring enough mobile forces to potentially overwhelm the enemy fleet + forts. In such a circumstances it doesn't favor the defender to engage without their forts for support. So they're forced to keep the bulk of their forces in real space with their forts.
        Jul 22, 2019
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      5. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        They can send token forces and parasites higher, but if they move their main force elsewhere they'll be defeated in detail.

        Then to fight them the attackers main force has to be in real space.
        Jul 22, 2019
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    4. Persimmon
      Persimmon
      ASC might be a trap option, given that some of the higher tech polities (than Alzone) wouldn't consider us humans anymore.

      Feels like the voters are going to take us there, though, especially with his *nudges*.
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      2. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        I am worried about it too.
        Jul 9, 2019
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      3. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        Well if you really want to influence the planet results, maybe you could write an omake and then spend a fate point, assuming that system is still in effect.
        Jul 11, 2019
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      4. Persimmon
        Persimmon
        Any thoughts/comments/questions? Really not inclined to write another omake if this just gets ignored by Shaper...
        Jul 19, 2019
    5. Master Basher
      Master Basher
      Hey. I can't help but wonder if you'd be thinking of possibly doing some new Succubus quest in the future, so to say? Because I feel we need more honest types of lewd succubi, indulging in their actual hunger.
      1. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        I have contemplated other variants on Succubus quests in the past, though honestly some of my choices in the 40k one mortify me now for how stupid they were.

        I've mostly been discouraged from writing anything because I can never keep it up in the long run. I'm admittedly considering a new quest right now despite that, but it's a SFW one.
        May 26, 2019
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      2. Master Basher
        Master Basher
        Eh, either way. In my case, there's countless times and things I'd wish to be able to write. Give or take, either a short/string of stories, or a quest. But alas, real life and voter base can end up well, soiling things.

        Eh, maybe I'd seriously go and just make a thread for just random ideas?
        May 26, 2019
    6. Persimmon
      Persimmon
      Are there any other quests like ShaperV's last few attempts? They don't have to be on QQ.
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      2. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        Honestly I get the retconning and balancing. Building a functional game system is *hard*. You can't predict the issues very well in advance. So some exploits have to be sealed up as you go. But so far his retcons have continuously made our build worse without any mitigating buffs. That's what annoys me.

        We should get some sort of buff to make up for all these nerfs to our build.
        Mar 16, 2019
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      3. Persimmon
        Persimmon
        "Well there's a number of answers to this, but most of them could be considered political."

        I wouldn't mind hearing your true (however unPC they are) thoughts on this.
        Mar 19, 2019
      4. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        Well the main thing I wanted to say was that college spends a lot of time on indoctrination into their ideologies these days instead of teaching you useful skills.

        I also feel that colleges teach you a lot of skills that aren't really useful outside of college.
        Mar 19, 2019
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    7. Persimmon
      Persimmon
      Hey. I shouldn't have to say this, (and it's kind of sad that I have to) but thanks for being rational, reasonable, and well informed (or at least able to learn/debate/discuss) and willing to compromise.

      I wish more forumites were like you.
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      3. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        Hmm you might raise that point to him about the automaton.

        Though it's also possible that the two ton mech doesn't have any space of the right shape for it. A horse's barrel would allow you to fit a unit of higher volume.

        If it turns out there's no power unit either, then I'm going to go with it definitely being wireless electricity instead of electric computer brain.
        Jun 7, 2018
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      4. Persimmon
        Persimmon
        You should add rubber to your list, rubber trees take years to grow, even if we built a giant hothouse for them.

        I also wrote up a small sample list of alloying ingredients for specialty steels earlier
        Jun 15, 2018
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      5. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        Hmm don't remember seeing the alloying ingredients list you had.

        Rubber is a bit of a point, but we can get mature rubber trees for that, or produce synthetic substitutes. I don't think we can buy and store enough to effectively permanently fill demand like we can with aluminum for instance. Added it to the list though.
        Jun 15, 2018
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    8. Persimmon
      Persimmon
      Would you please push Acquisitions to Priority #1?
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      3. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        Nuclear mecha exist, but so do coal fired mecha. Mecha to all appearances don't really require much in the way of power here. For that matter the Russians analyzed his nuclear mecha and deemed them uneconomical. I wouldn't be surprised if the nuclear reactor in the mecha takes up more space than the coal power plant in a normal one given that.
        May 24, 2018
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      4. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        Plus nuclear reactors don't scale linearly to power output, so you can't get 1/10th the size and 1/10th the power. Increasing size increases power output more than linearly, but this also means they don't shrink nearly as effectively for smaller output.
        May 24, 2018
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      5. Persimmon
        Persimmon
        While true, its not like an airship requires stupid amounts of power as well. Anyways, we've been arguing in circles and restating the same point; the only thing I've managed to push across was that aircraft have already managed to stay airborne (IRL) for over two months.

        Let's just agree to disagree (for now).
        May 25, 2018
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    9. Irked
      Irked
      Just a heads-up but Jetsmillion is waiting for you to rechoose an omake reward in Slime quest due to slime pocket mechanics causing problems,
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      3. Irked
        Irked
        ah fair enough, honestly i'd just pick the mini one, then work on way to absorb them when their not being used for lewds/floating around in blues boobs to breastfeed clair.

        Can see where your coming from though, was kind of a bummer to have it just thrown out like that due to people deciding to spam math at the QM.
        Dec 2, 2017
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      4. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        I don't understand why he decided that in the end. No one was arguing against the skill, just debating numbers for it.

        The mini spell isn't the same at all because it requires Claire to cast it. It's something she decides rather than Blue.

        Also loss of ability to act as inventory is kind of sad too.
        Dec 3, 2017
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      5. Irked
        Irked
        Agreed, was a bit out of the blue that he just decided to scrap it seeing as it would of been so useful.

        Think part of the problem was that people kept talking about making rooms/dimensions out of it when all we needed it for was prisoner and item storage.... then people started planning out the dimensions of a room based on how many people we can absorb then it just went downhill from there.
        Dec 3, 2017
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    10. AngelicKnight.
      AngelicKnight.
      Hey if I invert you again will you become regular helix?
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      3. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        If I'm completely honest I came up with the handle like 12ish years ago and have no clue what I was thinking at the time. So seeking significance is probably too much.
        Oct 29, 2017
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      4. ReinZero
        ReinZero
        Strip it down?
        Oct 29, 2017
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      5. AngelicKnight.
        AngelicKnight.
        Eh it's cute and suits you. I like it.
        Oct 29, 2017
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    11. Persimmon
      Persimmon
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        Aug 30, 2017
      3. Persimmon
        Persimmon
        G-gomen...
        Aug 30, 2017
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      4. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        No problem.
        Aug 30, 2017
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    12. Malcanthet
      Malcanthet
      *Gives a hug and deserved apology to for the last update.*
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    13. Yurihime
    14. AnalyticalOne
      AnalyticalOne
      *perfectly innocent hug* Well, I enjoy your presence and participation. Self-loathing doesn't really seem warranted from what I've seen of you. Of course, speaking from experience, that seldom matters.
    15. TheFanficAddict
      TheFanficAddict
      Who is that sexy avatar, by the way?
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      3. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        She is fine with her beloved fondling her breasts, but is the sort of biblical level power against anyone else. Stuff like parting oceans via sheer firepower. She can be rather terrifying.
        Feb 5, 2017
      4. Mu-Sensei
        Mu-Sensei
        But, but... She's a cute bookworm! (Not a lie.)
        Feb 5, 2017
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      5. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        She's got multiple facets. I mean you can still lay out her character in a few sentences, but as many facets as her is fairly unusual.
        Feb 5, 2017
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    16. AngelicKnight.
      AngelicKnight.
      How are you Helix? I hope you're well.
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      2. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        Life continues the same as ever.
        Jun 26, 2016
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      3. AngelicKnight.
        AngelicKnight.
        I'm glad to hear that, I hope it continues to do so.
        Jun 26, 2016
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    17. AngelicKnight.
      AngelicKnight.
      Nice avatar ma'am!
    18. a2znut
      a2znut
      Upgrading to Xenforo means more sleeper spambots.
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      2. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        Quests have had far more voters though, it's not just more people online.
        Dec 12, 2014
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      3. a2znut
        a2znut
        Just seems like it, average users online is about the same.
        Dec 12, 2014
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    19. inverted_helix
      inverted_helix
      It seems like QQ has 5x or so as many users since the switch to Xenforo. Anyone else get that impression too?
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      2. Horton
        Horton
        What did they use before?

        Frankly, if it was vB, not surprised, vB is shit.
        Jul 14, 2016
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