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The Vale Region / Re: Dust on the Rails [initiation] [MLDC]
« on: March 24, 2017, 06:18:40 PM »
Pulling out two bottles of water and an extra bottle of soda, Jett listened to Mythos give her introduction. Trying to hide his surprise, he handed the first bottle off to Lien, a warm smile and nod of his head to acknowledge her. Listening to Xavier give his introduction, he walked over to Mythos and handed her a bottle, giving her the same warm smile he gave to Lien. It was then that it hit him that the two of them did look oddly similar. Trying not to gawk at this sudden realization, he reverted his gaze to where his things were and leaned against the wall as he continued to listen to Xavier flourish himself before their new leader.

Listening intently, Jett took note of Xaviers abrupt finish and the indication that it was his turn. Standing up, he walked over to where Xavier was seated, he placed a hand on his comrades right shoulder and gave him a firm, yet gently squeeze and handed him the bottle of soda he was holding. Despite not being too accustomed to technology, Jett was still capable of noticing the minor details with his, including when they felt out of sorts. Guess that comes with being the oldest of five siblings... he thought, hoping that time would allow him to become better acquainted with Mythos.

"Where Xavier might be weak in, those are usually my strengths" Jett replied simply, beating one of his fists against his chest. "As stated earlier, my name is Jett Davenport. I may not be good with tech, but I try to make it up with my fighting capabilities." Walking back over to his belongings, he picked up Scath and Svart. "As you can see, what Xavier doesn't end of smashing, I end up slashing" he said, hefting both of his weapons so Mythos can get a better look. "I am primarily a close quarter combat fighter. Although..." he added, putting both Scath and Svart together and transforming them into Semurhat. "I can also hold my ground at mid-range with my automatic shotgun, Semurhat."

Resting Semurhat on his seat, Jett turned to face Mythos again. "Lastly, I am primarily the tank of the group and best fighting in the frontlines while keeping the enemies focused on me. Here is where my semblance comes into play." Sticking his foot so that it touched the shadows underneath the seat, he activated his semblance. Letting the shadow of the chair as well as his own shadow engulf his body, he focused his now glowing eyes onto Mythos. "My semblance allows my defense to grow exponentially. The more shadows I consume, the stronger the defense is." Deactivating his semblance, Jett took a seat next to his belongings as the shadow armor dissolved off of him. "As for getting to know me, I'm come from a simple lumberjack family and have five younger siblings. Aside from that, feel free to get to know me more."

Giving Mythos a big smile, Jett made himself comfortable in his seat by leaning in it while resting one arm over the chair holding his belongings. Taking a sip from his soda, he turned his attention over to Lien and motioned slightly with his head to let her know that it was her turn to speak up,

Laughing lightly at what Noctis said, Suntalia reached out punched him lightly on his arm. "Don't worry Noctis! I wouldn't want to kill you off..yet" she replied, a mischievous twinkle in her eyes. Realizing how hungry she was, she took a quick look around the table. "So, it seems like we're only missing Sherwood" she commented, looking towards the door and then back at those around the table. "Did you want to just order? Or wait for Sherwood? Speaking of ordering..." Looking down at the table, Suntalia realized that Diamante hadn't even given them any menu. "DI DI!!!!" she yelled at the top of her lungs, surely disturbing the other customers. "WE NEED MENUS!!!! STAT!!!!" she continued yelling, her face barely suppressing the mirth that she felt in making Diamante's day harder. "Do you think that got his attention?" she inquired of her table, winking one her eyes while trying hard not to laugh.

Teams / Re: Fourth Year Team at Beacon (4 / 4)
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:38:43 AM »
Yeah, I'll get the thread started. To be honest, I'm just a little out of ideas to use as I've used up most of them on all the previous initiation/mission threads I've done. If you guys have any ideas on what you'd like to do, then feel free to share them. If not, I'm just going to go with a simple Search and Destroy Grimm mission.

Character Creation / Re: +1'd Characters
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:15:45 AM »

Character Creation / Re: Lunae Terenas
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:15:16 AM »
As Janus stated, you don't need to specify the exact caliber unless absolutely necessary to explain the type of weapon your character is using (which oftentimes isn't needed anyways). You literally could've said "A modified pistol that shoots desert eagle rounds" or "A modified pistol that shoots larger caliber pistol rounds" and that would've worked perfectly. The more specific you get with the rounds, the more specific the staff have to get and it's never fun for either parties when that happens.

Anyways, everything seems fine to me so...approved 1 of 2.

Character Creation / Re: Lunae Terenas
« on: March 20, 2017, 08:52:25 PM »
I almost +1 the whole thing....

...until I ran into this...

The grip and trigger disconnect from the whole launch tube, revealing a modified pistol that fires .50 caliber bullets. Holds up to 10 rounds per magazine, but Lunae only carries the one always inside the pistol.

Can I just ask that you please specify which .50 caliber bullets it's using? Because, there are two different types as seen here:

Spoiler: show

There's the .50 cal BMG round (on the right) and the .50 cal AE round (on the left). Now, I'm hoping that you're referring to the .50 cal AE round because if it's the .50 cal BMG round then I am outright denying that. Please specify that and then we can go from there.

The Vale Region / Re: Dust on the Rails [initiation] [MLDC]
« on: March 20, 2017, 05:39:37 PM »
Smiling at Lien, he waved at her as he turned to continue on towards the cabin quarters. "I'll see you there, then!" he called out loudly so that Lien could hear him. Whistling a merry tune, he continued to make his way through the train until he heard the conductor come through the loud speakers. Furrowing his eyebrows at the tone and attitude of the man's treatment towards his faunus teammate, Jett quickly grabbed hold of a nearby pole as the train began to move. "So it begins" he murmured softly to himself.

Chuckling slightly, Jett continued making his way through until he came up to the lounging area that the others should be in. "Well, let's try this introduction business once more" he said to himself. Taking a deep breath, he beat his chest a couple times before opening the door to which he found Xavier and Mythos sitting. "Well!" he exclaimed gaily, looking first at Xavier and then at Mythos. "You look mighty comfortable there, Mythos!" he continued speaking loudly as he walked over to one of the open chairs. Setting his bag down, he unharnessed Scath and Svart and laid them down next to his bag.

Looking around the cabin, Jett spotted the small fridge and, with a grin on his face, walked over and opened it up. Spotting the bottles of water as well as soda, he grabbed one of the sodas and  popped the cap off. Guzzling down half of the bottle, he let out a loud sigh of satisfaction. "Looks like water and soda here. Any of you want one?" he inquired, shooting a glance at Xavier and then at Mythos.

Approved Characters / Re: Oliver Drab
« on: March 19, 2017, 03:17:38 PM »
Simple yet concise...I don't see any issues with this character whatsoever.

Approved 2 of 2.

MiA Characters / Re: Valentine Bloodfang
« on: March 19, 2017, 03:10:52 PM »
Moved to MIA as no changes have been made.

Character Creation / Re: Lunae Terenas
« on: March 18, 2017, 07:44:46 PM »
Overall, everything was looking good...

...until I got to her weapon section...

So, to really make it clear, I'm going to quote from the Character Creation rules:

Thanks to people wanting to wave around broken science in a dick measuring contest, high tech weapons are now based on a trust system. That is, if we trust you enough to make it, you can have it. In addition, if a weapon is deemed to be OP, or over powered, it is denied. It doesn't matter if it exists in real life or not.

That all said, unfortunately I'm going to have to deem the two miniaturized vulcan miniguns as OP and will have to deny them. It's not because of trust, but simply because that's just OP. This isn't only my own opinion, but the opinion of the other staff as well. Here's just a few reasons why:

1. First, the weight. Take into account that a minigun weighs roughly 82lbs, I'll just cut it in half and say the miniaturized ones weight 41lbs, making it 82lbs for two of them. Add that on top of her exoskeletal arms, you're talking about something that weighs well around 120lbs at least. Now add the weight of the ammunition (one 20mm bullet weighs .22lbs) that she carries and that's an extra 66lbs, making it a total of 185lbs at least. I don't care how strong your character is, having a 5'4" girl carry that much weight alone would be ridiculous and not even possible to conceive.

2. Second, the weapon itself. A minigun shoots roughly 2,000 - 6,000 rounds/minute, or 33 - 60 rounds/second. Shooting that many rounds is simply overkill and OP, not to mention the fact that she wouldn't even have enough rounds to even do much in a prolonged fight, as she would run out of bullets and stamina after one minute at most.

3. Third, the bullets. Having her shoot 20mm rounds, or AKA autocannon rounds, is also overkill. Those types of rounds are made specific to take down heavily armored vehicles, planes, and/or buildings. That said, these would shred through Grimm and humans alike without any hesitation, which is also why this is deemed OP.

These are just some of the reasons why I'm denying the weapon. Again, this is nothing against you (You should know I don't have anything against you :) ), but this is simply to keep things fair and equal on the board. Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions/concerns, but for now, you're going to have to change the miniguns.

Aside from the weapon issue, the only other issue I have is with her semblance. I have a couple things here:

1. Does the semblance make the ammunition already appear in the gun? Or does she have to reload her weapon whenever it's used? Please clarify this.
2. Due to the sheer power it adds to her weapons, I'm actually gonna ask that you add a cool down between each use of her semblance. I say this so that she doesn't spam her semblance to the point of it being OP. The cool down doesn't need to be a long period of time, but will still need to prevent over usage of it.

That more or less covers it for me. Again, feel free to PM me if you have any questions/concerns.

Teams / Re: Team List
« on: March 18, 2017, 04:25:55 PM »
Fourth Year team at Beacon Academy
Team SARK(Stark), Color: Stark White (#F5F5F5)
(L)Savas Carnelian
Acero Walker
Ribeiro Ispecs
Kei Tsz Fung

Teams / Re: Fourth Year Team at Beacon (4 / 4)
« on: March 18, 2017, 03:47:55 PM »
That color works for me. I'll post on the team list.

Oberon is primarily the professor for year 1 - 3 teams, so he doesn't really deal with fourth years. This might be an exception since two of his students both suffered a tragedy in their third year. I might have a little conversation between Savas and Oberon before the team meets together just to help build the story thread a bit.

Teams / Re: Fourth Year Team at Beacon (4 / 4)
« on: March 18, 2017, 03:38:16 PM »
Team mission it is then! I can work on getting something together, but is there anything in particular that you guys would like to do?

So, I realize that when I try to use an off white color as our team color, it simply looks exactly like the text color. Did you still want to go with that color or try a different color instead?

Teams / Re: Fourth Year Team at Beacon (4 / 4)
« on: March 17, 2017, 10:47:17 AM »
Well, I will be honored to have Savas be the team leader. It'll definitely take him out of his comfort zone. So, Team SARK it is. Were we in agreement with going with a shade of white? Once we agree on the color, then I'll post it on the team list thread.

As for the team initiation: It seems like Savas and Ribeiro would actually know each other, both being at Beacon the whole time. The other two will be brand new so I was thinking we can keep this simple and have it be a sparring match between the four. Kind of a free for all "Let's get to know each other through our fists/weapons" kind of thread. If that doesn't work then I would be more than happy to do another type of thread. Just let me know what you guys think.

Laughing at the conversation as a whole, Suntalia reached over and tousled Persimmon's short orange hair. "Now now, Percy." she chided, a dimpled smile crossing her face. "If it was a slaughter then all of you wouldn't be here, now would you?" Sitting back in her chair, Suntalia looked at Argent and then at Noctis. Realizing that Noctis hadn't said anything to anyone yet, she beamed a smile and leaned in so that he would notice her. "And how are you feeling, dear Noctis? Is your back feeling better? I certainly did my best to remove as much of the glass as I possibly could." Leaning in further, she rested her chin in her hands, all the while trying to grab Noctis' attention.

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