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    • Commander RayCav

      CRITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT - THE FATE OF ASVS IS EFFECTED BY THIS DEVELOPMENT   03/02/2018

      The Orville >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ad infinium >>>>>>> ST: Discovery (aka Star Trek: PTSD) and Tilly is still a meme character. Carry on.
    • Commander RayCav

      Memorial Announcement for Gear of Troll Kingdom   04/02/2018

      As far as I'm aware he wasn't a member but some members of this board crossed over. Khas has told me he died of cancer, and regardless what community he will be missed.
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      PLEASE READ - tagging me on Facebook and my retirement   04/09/2018

      It has come to my attention that I'm being tagged on Facebook posts by members of ASVS including the administration and moderatorship here. As I use that Facebook profile strictly for professional development...I have to request that you guys stop. I'm not kidding when I say it might become a serious liability, especially since I work in an industry extremely sensitive to things we joke about here. And with that, it has also come to my attention that the entire Commander RayCav persona has also become a liability towards my continued professional development - and so as of this moment I've decided to permanently retire it. I'm shutting this account down and I'm surrendering all moderatorship and administratorship responsibilities and privileges. I'll reregister under a new name as a regular member.
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    • Jake had just about convinced himself he was letting himself get spooked and was hearing things when he heard a splash followed by the pungent stream of Arabic. Initially alert reaching for his own weapon at the wound. Unable not to snicker to himself  a few moments later as the reasoning behind it crackled over his radio. Pausing as he walked this portion of the deck listening to Henry response. Dropping into a slightly more relaxed stance through he was more than experienced enough to know how quickly such things could change. "Whale, Night-6? Sure it wasn't some mermaid blowing "Ahab" a sloppy, wet kiss goodbye?" He couldn't resist teasing over the radio, knowing he was going to regret this later. Panning to look back out across the sea. The pea-soup fog obscuring everything but the nose in front of his face. Easily able to hide rafts filled with murderous pirates as well as Arab soaking whales. Despite his cavalier attitude he was no longer as confident this was going to be as easy an assignment as he'd thought back on dry land.
    • Lucius had just reached his position on the port side of the Green Whale, about three quarters of the way up to the bow. The fog lazily billowed by, turning every light source on the ship into a big ball of diffused illumination. "Cain't see anything in this murk," he muttered. Suddenly, amid the rhythmic splashing of the ship's bow wave, he heard a loud "PWASH" somewhere aft. He turned towards the stern, but couldn't see a thing. Then he heard yelling in Arabic. "Izzat Murtada?" He unslung his M4 from his shoulder, and powered up the thermal sight. "Come on," he said, impatiently tapping on the ATN ThOR HD 640 as it came online. He looked through it, and saw Murtada and Henry a few hundred feet aft, just as the radio crackled with an explanation. "Ahab? Hah, whales," he chuckled. He briefly panned his weapon over the side of the ship, but the sights couldn't pick up anything in the sea and fog. He decided to resling the M4 over his shoulder, but left the thermal sight on. "Just in case."
    • Assuming it's just the robots and no one directly giving them orders/tactics and that they're using 'standard' weapons (just their arm cannons).  Think I'd give the open plane battle to the B2s, just a bunch of heavily armored and armed robots marching forward in unison and blasting away.  The close quarters battle I would give to the Altamid drones, they seem better suited to small squad/ambush tactics while the B2s are pretty much 'go forward, kill' if left on their own.
    • Like this for the both of them. And this.  
    • Alright, here's something I don't think we've done before.  Discuss the value of various war robots.   So, let's take a thousand of the Altamid Drones from Star Trek Beyond, and pit them against a thousand of the CIS' Super Battle Droids.   Scenario 1: A battle in an open plane.   Scenario 2: A battle set in a much more confined area.  In this case, brewery that was used for Star Trek XI's engine room scene.   How do these battles play out?
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