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Teams / Re: Looking for a 1st year Beacon team
« Last post by L-Money on December 16, 2018, 06:16:28 PM »
Looks like CAST is the winner!

Is there anything else we need to sort out?
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Everywhere Else / Re: New Relations, New Family [CLOSED]
« Last post by Moth on December 16, 2018, 05:02:58 PM »
“Fuck yeah, food sounds fantastic.” Prism answers, still excited enough to be bouncing on the balls of her heels. She just seems to bypass the news about Calen - she saw the match, it’s only kinda logical he managed to get sick after getting his skinny as soaked clean through.

“Frankly, spicy sounds kinda great right now. Or anything with like, a fairly high amount of carbs. Or caffeine. You know how my metabolism works, flying burns a fuckton of energy, and- ah, shit, I’m rambling aren’t I?” She says a bit sheepishly, cutting herself off halfway through the sentence. “Y’know what, enough words. Lead the way, I have no idea where the foodcourt is from here.”
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Teams / Re: Looking for a 1st year Beacon team
« Last post by Erukolindo on December 16, 2018, 03:09:16 PM »
I'm also voting for CAST. It's my favourite out of ones suggested and the fact that it's "traditional" (it's color-related, letters come from first names and leader's name is in front) only adds to it.
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Beacon Academy / Re: The INKKredible room fiesta [INKK]
« Last post by DEXES on December 16, 2018, 10:48:56 AM »
((*Shrugging* happens))
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Beacon Academy / Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Last post by DEXES on December 16, 2018, 10:46:14 AM »
Kisha laughed triumphantly as the two arrows sank into the Grimm, killing them. She then turned her head, with a confident smirk on the face, to Tieren, and Diana, both of whom also brought down one of the Grimm. Four down, one more- It was then that Jima's yell echoed through the Colosseum and the next wave of creeps stormed in. An annoyed groan escaped her when the low-level Grimm entered the fight she. She already used enough of her arrows on them, do they have any idea how much work it is to make them?

Just as she was about to step forward to plunge right into the wave of creeps, the ground crumbled beneath her and eventually burst open. "Ihhhpp!" Kisha shrieked as she sprang away from the just emerged source of danger. Fortunately for her, the Deathstalker tail wasn't aimed at her, giving her the opportunity to build up some distance between her and the tail. All the more unfortunate for Smokey, who seemed to be the one targeted and hit by the attack, but when Kisha looked up to see how he was doing, he seemed to be totally fine. Kisha then gave him a challenging grin, "Heh~ Good question Smokes. What do you think, are 10 appropriate?"

Smokey seemed to be in control of the situation with the Deathstalker, and if things got rough she could still step in, but for now she was focusing on the group of weaker Grimm. With a slight chuckle, she threw her bow forward in the air and jumped right after it. She grabbed the handle of the now-transformed dagger again and stormed forward, right into the bunch, ready to kill each of the creeps herself.


Attack Log:

-Charging at the wave of creeps with her dagger. Planning on stabbing like... 2 of them

Stats:

Aura: 100%
Fire Arrows: 8/8
Ice Arrows: 8/8
Energy arrows: 8/8
Normal Arrows: 6/8
Signal arrows: 3/3
Semblance: 100%
Smoke grenades: 3/3
Hydrogen grenades: 3
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WiP Characters / Re: Grün Backus
« Last post by Vox Machinae on December 16, 2018, 10:08:19 AM »
This is WIP. As such, this is not a full Voxreview. Do not expect the same amount of malice as a Voxreview.

But I am still a Vox.

b]Age:[/b] 17

This will be important later.

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Occupation: Beacon Student, White Hat Hacker

As will the first part of this.

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He became known for his vast mechanical knowledge

There's an important question you need to answer whenever you try to put crap like this in a profile. "By fucking whom?"

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and many came to him for advice on mechanical problems

As a child. Considering he's arguably still a child (17) in the present, and this is explicitly well before this point.

He's in fucking Atlas. There's no shortage of brilliant engineers and programmers to go to without resorting to a child. I don't know if you've ever spoken to a child. They're not bright.

And before you pull the "OH BUT SUPAH GENIUS" card... No.

Tone it the fuck down.

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When arriving in Vale, he set up a small business by posting flyers offering to fix mechanical problems for Lien, and quickly built a reputation for his physical work, and ability to fix code and computer errors that no one could figure out.

See above. ...And below.



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He currently retains his job as a white hat hacker, and often goes to hacking conventions to challenge his skills when he can. He has built many a connection, impossibly, with black hat hackers there, essentially gaining a small information network in the cyber underworld.

It can get worse!

This kid is a full-time student. At a huntsman academy. Being dragged out on missions to places with spotty CCT access quite a bit. When the fuck is he finding time for security audits? When the fuck is he sleeping?

Also, it's not impossible. That's literally a thing that still happens in the IT security field. (Officially kept quiet, because ha ha jobs.) Hell, hat changing is a thing. Because corporate espionage is a thing.

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He can access this hammerspace, and read each file on the objects he has touched, including the material, density, remaining durability, and more.

Okay, does he physically enter this hammerspace, or is it sort of a mental virtualization? Because if he stays where he is an just sort of meditates on this mental landscape... it's not hammerspace. If he physically enters this space, as in he's not where he was before entering it, and those files are physically manifested by his ability, we have a whole slew of other problems.

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If he were to touch a USB drive with files in it, he would gain a list of what files were in the USB drive, and what those files said, as opposed to converting data on an empty USB drive. Also, the processed information is limited by his own knowledge. He will not learn on a book if it is in a language he does not understand, or how to fight with a or build specific weapon if he does not know someone who can fight with said weapon, or does not know someone who can create it.

Need to more explicitly tie the former sentence to the latter.

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He uses it to shank unaware foes, possibly bypassing their Aura and wounding them grievously.

Aura bypass is not a thing except in murdering unprepared civilians. Fuck off.



Everything looks fine through appearance, but there’s a weird quirk with his history towards the very end, about having a connection with black-hat hackers, despite working as a white-hat. How would he have managed to build this connection? Why would black-hat hackers trust him if they know he works for a tech corporation helping with security? Is there any sort of advantage to that relationship, like if he sells inside information in order to retain their service/trust? It just might be something good to flesh out, since it’s hard to justify characters having connections to a form of criminal underworld when they’re supposedly a good guy.

Repeating it here, this is a thing that actually happens in the cybersecurity field. Cybersecurity conferences in the real world have hats of all shades attend.

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Thirdly, hammerspace is technically a banned semblance on-sight,

Those rules were amended a while back.

Because blanket bans on semblances is stupid.


Yeah, just a bit of help to start out. I have shit to do, so it's not in-depth.
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WiP Characters / Re: Grün Backus
« Last post by Golden Koi on December 16, 2018, 09:30:48 AM »
To answer the first question, he does not trust them, andthey do not trust. It's more that they respect each other's skills at hacking, and agreed to leave each other alone, and share tidbits of information of their current activities. It essentially gives him a look into the cyber underworld, kinda counts as a connection.

My mistake. I missed the part where it said that Atlas Academy ran for 8 years, and ran for 4 instead, like Beacon. So I made Gygas Academy to compensate for the time loss. Will fix. ((Edit: Done))

The Semblance doesn't actually dissolve and absorb the formation, but rather, gathers all the information on the object he touches, leaving the object itself alone. The information accumulation process varies, and each object is possibly unique, so it would take too long to list specific progression rates for the info accumulation. Sorry.

I got that idea from one of the WoR videos. Specifically, the one based on Aura. If I remember correctly, it says that Aura can be bypassed when the opponent is unaware of an incoming attack. Malware is made to exploit that weakness, but if that that will not work here, please let me know.
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Beacon Academy / Re: A Lunch Side Chat [DGTL]
« Last post by Walter on December 16, 2018, 09:29:21 AM »
"Thanks for the compliment, but while I'm in my armor the thing I'm best at is being a target," the tank girl said and looked towards Brock. "Ah, dang, forgot about that. I'd offer my parents' help with that, but not with dust ammo of that quantity."

She huffed. "Logistics is another problem with this team, I suppose - my dad can make you some temporary guns or something if need be, though."

She then grinned, taking a large bite out of a piece of bacon. "Point stays - did good, let's eat!"
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WiP Characters / Re: Grün Backus
« Last post by Moth on December 16, 2018, 02:02:15 AM »
Heya, Goldfish! Glad to see you’ve got another character up and live on the board! I read through his profile, and I really like the concept you’ve got going on, especially as a convenience-based support character. We don’t have enough of those going around. There’s just a few more factors to consider and tweak, before you move him over to character creation for mod review:

Everything looks fine through appearance, but there’s a weird quirk with his history towards the very end, about having a connection with black-hat hackers, despite working as a white-hat. How would he have managed to build this connection? Why would black-hat hackers trust him if they know he works for a tech corporation helping with security? Is there any sort of advantage to that relationship, like if he sells inside information in order to retain their service/trust? It just might be something good to flesh out, since it’s hard to justify characters having connections to a form of criminal underworld when they’re supposedly a good guy.

Secondly, Gygas Academy isn’t any of the pre-combat academy schools mentioned in-canon or used onsite as far as I know. If I’m misinformed though, please feel free to correct me.

Thirdly, hammerspace is technically a banned semblance on-sight, but I’m aware that you sorted something out with Gus, so that shouldn’t be a problem. It might be worth mentioning how long it takes to acclimate and store the information of an object however, since it shouldn’t be an immediate thing - that’d let him flat-up dissolve an enemy combatant’s weapons in combat, and nobody likes that. And I doubt that his semblance extends to living things and Grimm as well, but that might be worth clarifying as well.

The only other problem I can spot is in weapons, where you mention Malware bypassing a person’s aura - that’s actually not possible, unless their aura is down, or their aura level is low enough to be broken by the dagger attack. They’ll still definitely get damaged though, and the weapon acting as a short-range taser is certainly useful in incapacitating enemies. Regardless, that’s probably something that you’ll wanna clear up.

That’s all I have to say! I’m looking forwards to seeing Grun in action.
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Everywhere Else / Re: Being a Responsible Adult [CLOSED]
« Last post by NotSurprised on December 15, 2018, 11:10:48 PM »
Hunter shows a soft smile at Prism’s response. How could he not? In front of him was someone that had shared a part of his struggles. In front of him was a survivor. However, Hunter’s smile turns into a frown as he starts to comprehend the information Prism has shared. Fostercare is a shithole for orphans, especially if you were a faunus. Afterall, it was safer to trust yourself instead of relying on others to survive… Now that he thought about it, how did she survive? Maybe it was a sponsor? Hunter decides to voice the thoughts that will inevitably lead to poor decision making.

”How did you survive kiddo? I’m assuming you had to have a sponsor of sorts.”

Hunter was totally not asking this because he wanted to also sponsor her. Prim would definitely not be too happy with his hasty decision, but he has some prime excuses ready to go for that one! Numero uno, Prism was a strong kid and had the willpower to back it up. Numero dos, he can teach the kid a few things, so might as well sponsor her!

”Along the same line of thought… I can also sponsor you if you wish.”

It was totally not because it would fun to mentor Prism. Nope. Not at all.
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