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BigEd

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-USN Nike
  -Crew Logs
    -Weapons
 
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It's been a rough week.  As it turns out, blacking out at the helm was just the beginning of a bad week.  I can't navigate a ship any better than an 80 year old half blind grandma.  Thankfully they won't be making me pay for any of the repairs on the docking bay.  Apparently it needed a larger access port anyway.

I was lucky the captain didn't boot me completely off the ship.  I guess with the crew shortages these days they can't be too picky.  What used to be quiet backwater science stations and colonies is becoming quite the dangerous sections of the galaxy.  No one wants to travel back to the home world planets without a pretty significant armada escorting them.

Fortunately, my many wasted years of video game experience mean I might still be of some use on the USN Nike down in the weapons control pod.  I thought I'd have my own loading crew to hang out with, but no - its all automated.  You can't even get into the weapons batteries to see the homing missles, mines, or nukes.

Oh well - weapons have their appeal.  Chicks dig a good nuke jockey!  Maybe not as much as a pilot.  I'm not sure why those cocky joystick happy fly boys get all the hot dames (although that's why I tried to be one).  Whatever, I've still got a seat on the ship and a uniform and that's what matters at last call.

Who reads these reports anyway, probably nobody.

I got to say, the weapons pod console is way cooler than I thought.  I figured out how to hack an extra screen to show the Captains screen.  That helped give me a sense of where we were headed and what I'd be shooting at.

Our first run out to investigate a distress beacon was my first real combat mission.

The distress beacon was real but the Skaraans were using it as bait and had planned an ambush.  I'll be honest, once we were in the heat of combat, things just became a blur.  Lots of loading of tubes and manual targeting.  It all happens so fast.

I can't believe how slow those missile loaders are.  I'll have to see what I can do to upgrade those when we get back to base.  Once they are loaded though, there is nothing like the one two punch of an EMP and NUKE sandwich.

I love watching those Skaraan ships trying to turn and run only to take it up the tail pipe.  Yee Haw

Unfortunately, there were no survivors on the distressed ship, but the mission wasn't a total loss.  Our small squadron was able to retrieve the computer core from the crippled vessel after it exploded.

Now if I can just remember to turn the shields on before we get into combat, I might have a real shot at holding on to a position with this crew.

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Haha. Love these. I hope you keep doing them. When the USN gets a website maybe we could post them up?

Loading slow in the tubes hay? As your engineer I'll look into that. Probably just needs some WD40... made with space whale oil [wink] .


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Hey, I read those reports! Feltes puts the access codes for the replicators here somewhere, and I get paid on food, so it's either reading this or skipping luch.

You're doing great, it's all a matter of practise and wanting to improve.


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BigEd

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@del Pino - Thanks for the support.

@Arrew - You might be on to another item to sell at Artemis Armada - I'm sure everyone would love a little space whale oil to add to their tool box.

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HAHA, love it!
Patent pending...
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The shields are important. But Rew's whale oil always manages to clean up all those scrapes we endure. [smile]
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