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    by Published on 04-03-2013 14:52
    1. Categories:
    2. Hunting,
    3. Robots

    Jermaine Johansson: “You’re watching Entropia Breaking News. I’m your host, Jermaine Johansson. Our regular program has been cancelled in order to bring you a statement from CDF Ground Forces Commander, Brigadier General Yevgeny de Souza. Commander?”

    Yevgeny de Souza: “CDF intelligence ops have, together with Calypso’s top experts on robots, developed a plan to find the RX and the Egg.
    The key lies in the spatial unit, a component of the robot brain.
    The spatial unit stores locations, and directions, as well as various protocols related to movement, such as patrol routes. We therefore believe that if the robots have a plan for where to take the Egg, we should be able to find clues in the spatial unit.”

    Jermaine: “How can our viewers help?”

    Yevgeny de Souza: “They can help by getting us the spatial units. Spatial units have been found on all known robot models, so destroy all the robots you can and loot their spatial units. Spatial units shall be handed in to CDF personnel. Any colonists who hands in a spatial unit will be rewarded with one pair of RX OpTac x1 Gloves.
    A CDF soldier will be stationed at Fort Troy to accept both spatial units and incubator parts, and hand out rewards.”

    Jermaine: “Thank you, commander. Anything you would like to add before you go?”

    Yevgeny de Souza: “Yes. Some incubator parts are still missing. Incubator parts have been recovered when mining, hunting and crafting. There appears to be no pattern in how they were found. Hand in incubator parts to Private Cooper to receive a reward.”

    Jermaine: “Commander, before you go: what can you tell us about the objects that are approaching Calypso? Are they like the others that hit Calypso last week?”

    Yevgeny de Souza: “What objects?”

    Jermaine: “Huge, spherical objects are approaching Calypso from space. They’re big, and they’re fast. We can actually see them with our naked eyes from here at Exodus Space Station. By my estimation they will reach Calypso tomorrow. Has the CDF not detected the objects?”

    Yevgeny de Souza: “...
    I’m needed elsewhere.
    End transmission.”

    Jermaine: “Commander? Huh. Interesting.
    Well, folks, all I can say is that this reporter certainly envies you who are planetside, who get to fight for our homeworld - and have a chance to get your hands on some of that sweet-looking RX armor!
    Happy hunting. Tell ‘em Jermaine sent ya!”

    Encrypted Spatial Units Rewards
    Encrypted Spatial Unit Alpha - RX OpTac x1 Gloves (M) or (F)
    Encrypted Spatial Unit Beta - RX OpTac x1 Gloves (M) or (F)
    Encrypted Spatial Unit Omega - RX OpTac x1 Gloves (M) or (F)
    Hand in Encrypted Spatial Units and/or incubator parts to Private Cooper at Fort Troy (coordinates: 80534,68309) to receive your reward.

    Discussion Thread
    by Published on 03-30-2013 22:32
    1. Categories:
    2. Hunting,
    3. Robots

    Jermaine Johansson: “You’re watching Entropia Breaking News. I’m your host, Jermaine Johansson.
    Today’s top story: The Egg has been stolen. We go immediately to Treasure Island Castle, where CJ Weave is reporting live from the scene of the crime. CJ?”

    CJ Weave: “Thanks, Jermaine. I am here at Treasure Island Castle with Xenobiologist Charles Marvin’s assistant, Dr. Wilson, as the Xenobiologist himself is too distraught to be interviewed. Dr. Wilson, we’ve all seen the shocking footage from the surveillance cameras. What can you tell us? Do you know what has happened to the Egg?”

    Dr Wilson: “All we know is that it’s alive, and still on Calypso. The tracking signal is scrambled by some kind of interference, so we can’t pinpoint its exact location.”

    Jermaine: “I’m going to have to cut you off there, CJ, as the studio is receiving a call from CDF Eudoria HQ. Hello? To whom am I speaking?”

    Yevgeny de Souza: “This is the voice of CDF Ground Forces Commander, Brigadier General Yevgeny de Souza.

    The CDF has analyzed the scene of the heist, and the surveillance video. The patterns of the electromagnetic interference in the video, coupled with a single piece of armor found at Treasure Island Castle, has lead us to the conclusion that we are in fact dealing with humanoid robots.”

    Jermaine: “RX units?”

    Yevgeny de Souza: “… Do you know of any other kind of humanoid robots?
    Calypso’s top virtuologists and robotologists are working day and night to find a way to track down-”

    Charles Marvin: “Wilson, tell them about the incubator!”

    Dr Wilson: “Uh... Yes, professor... When the thieves took the Egg, they broke the incubator holding it. The Egg must be retrieved, but if we don’t repair the incubator or make a new one, the Egg will still die.”

    Charles Marvin: “You have to help us, commander! This is your fault! Remember what the governor said!”

    Jermaine Johansson: “Are you still with us, commander?”

    Yevgeny de Souza: “… Let’s talk about this in private, professor.”

    Charles Marvin: “You must allocate manpower to get us the incubator parts! The Egg must be of even greater importance than we could have imagined. You must not let it die, commander!”

    Yevgeny de Souza: “We don’t HAVE the manpower. We are already wasting resources by looking for the damn Egg. Calypso is facing an invasion of unprecedented scale, and you want me to-
    Yes, sir. Understood. Will do.
    Right. As the CDF can not spare the manpower to secure the incubator parts, the governor calls on all able-bodied colonists to help find them. Any colonists who hands in an incubator part will be rewarded by the CDF. The location at which the incubator parts can be handed in will be disclosed in the coming days.

    Among the rewards will be... various armor parts that were reverse engineered by the CDF from the single piece of RX armor left behind at Treasure Island. The complete list of rewards will follow after this broadcast.”

    CJ Weave: “Professor, how does one find an incubator part?”

    Charles Marvin: “Incubator parts can be found when hunting, mining, or crafting. So manufacture one, dig one out of the ground, or kill someone or something and take theirs! It doesn’t matter, just get us the incubator parts!”

    Yevgeny de Souza: “May I PLEASE finish now?
    I have a war to win.

    Experts are trying to figure out a way to find the RX, and the Egg. We don’t yet know why the RX broke the truce, nor why they are collaborating with the robots. Colonists are urged to remain vigilant, as the RX could be hiding among us. Any suspicious behavior should be reported to the CDF.
    End transmission.”

    Jermaine: “Well, there you have it, folks. Interesting stuff. Wouldn’t mind getting my hands on some of that RX armor myself. You’re probably going to attract a lot of accidental blue on blue in it though... But you probably wouldn’t even notice it if you’re wearing that armor. Wow! Happy hunting!”

    Rewards For Incubator Parts
    Corrupt Fuel Pump Blueprint - 1000 PED Metal Residue

    Damaged Splicing Detector - Modified Genesis Star Excavator
    Damaged Feedback Panel - Adjusted Genesis Star Excavator
    Damaged Fuel Pump - Adjusted Chikara Refiner

    Worn Feedback Panel - RX OpTac x1 Foot Guards (M) or (F)
    Worn Splicing Detector - RX OpTac x1 Helmet (M) or (F)
    Worn Fuel Pump - RX OpTac x1 Shin Guards (M) or (F)
    Mint Feedback Panel - RX OpTac x1 Thigh Guards (M) or (F)
    Mint Splicing Detector - RX OpTac x1 Harness (M) or (F)
    Mint Fuel Pump - RX OpTac x1 Arm Guards (M) or (F)

    RX OpTac x1 Armor combat simulation test results
    Durability - 4400
    Penetration - 44
    Impact - 47
    Burn - 47
    Cut - 11
    Shrapnel - 21
    Electric - 12

    The CDF representative (to whom you hand in an incubator part to receive a reward) and his location will be disclosed at a later date. Those handing in Corrupt Fuel Pump Blueprints must contact support to receive their reward.

    Discussion Thread
    by Published on 03-29-2013 07:20
    1. Categories:
    2. Hunting,
    3. Robots

    Jermaine Johansson: “We interrupt tonight’s broadcast of Knee deep in twisted metal - Life in the CDF to bring you this breaking news.

    “Just hours ago, an incident at Treasure Island Castle was caught by surveillance cameras. EBN has received a copy of the tape. Let’s watch.”

    Treasure Island Surveillance Camera

    “EBN is trying to reach Brigadier General de Souza and Xenobiologist Charles Marvin for comments. We will keep our viewers updated as more information comes in. Any tips from the public are welcome.

    Knee deep in twisted metal will continue after these messages from our sponsor, the Genesis Star corporation.”

    Discussion Thread
    by Published on 03-27-2013 22:51
    1. Categories:
    2. Hunting,
    3. Robots

    Jermaine Johansson: “You’re watching Entropia Breaking News. I’m your host, Jermaine Johansson.
    Why did the robots attack Treasure Island? Did the RX know about the Vanguard? What role, if any, does the Egg play in the robot invasion?
    Tonight, CDF Ground Forces Commander, Brigadier General Yevgeny de Souza, joins us to answer these questions and more.
    Commander, about the invasion - how are we doing?”

    Yevgeny de Souza: “We’ are holding fast, but just barely. The efforts of volunteer colonists have bought us some time to mobilize reserves and recall forces from expeditionary missions to fight the invasion. Also, the forces and assets that were moved to Amethera after the attack on Treasure Island will be moved back to Eudoria.

    Jermaine: “What about Treasure Island? What about the Egg? This whole thing started with an attack on Treasure Island.”

    Yevgeny: “The robots have shown no interest in Treasure Island, or any other part of Amethera, since the main invasion began. Our theory is that the attack on Treasure Island was simply a feint, intended to force us to move forces to Amethera, thus weakening our positions on Eudoria.”

    Jermaine: “Some high profile colonists insist that the robots are here to destroy the Egg. What do you say to those people?”

    Yevgeny: “… As I’ve told the Xenobiologist on numerous occasions, the Egg was only worth protecting because the robots appeared to show an interest in it. As they no longer show an interest the Egg, there is no longer any reason to protect it.
    Look - we have never faced an invasion like this before. The very survival of our colony is at stake. The idea that we would set aside vital assets to protect an egg, when every man and woman is needed to fight the invasion, is ludicrous.”

    Jermaine: “Speaking of the Egg, an incident at Treasure Island involving a CDF soldier and the Egg was caught on tape by EBN crew.
    The RX tell a CDF soldier about a new robot weapon - days later, the Vanguard appears. Were the RX trying to warn us? To help us?”

    Yevgeny: “First of all, we have no reason to actually believe that the soldier in that video was in contact with the RX. It’s not like the robots introducing a new unit during an invasion is unheard of. Anyone could have guessed that. The soldier is currently undergoing a full psychiatric evaluation.
    Secondly, if the RX were in contact with the soldier in question, they also convinced, blackmailed or brainwashed him to destroy the Egg. The RX may be neutral, but they are still robots. We’ll deal with them after we’ve dealt with the invasion.”

    Jermaine: “… Alright, thank you. Anything you would like to say to our viewers?”

    Yevgeny: “Yes. Recalling troops from Amethera and mobilizing reserves will only do so much. We still need all the help we can get. Colonists who want to volunteer should check the CDF bulletin and contact CDF personnel for more information.”

    Jermaine: “Thanks for joining us, Commander.

    Up next: A special on the Vanguard, titled Fancy footwork - How to survive an encounter with a Vanguard, right after these messages from our sponsor, the Chikara corporation.”

    Discussion Thread
    by Published on 03-27-2013 01:42
    1. Categories:
    2. Hunting,
    3. Robots

    It was a pleasant day. The morning began with the sun shining its golden light upon the landscape of Eudoria. As the sunlight brightened, so did my mood. Although, in all honesty, it was not only the pleasant weather. The coffee helped as well.

    I had had a terrible night of sleep, dreaming those dreams. The ones where I am eaten. It usually starts with Trox, but it's gotten worse. These days, I even have nightmares of puny creatures.

    This morning, I took a bold decision; I was going to take the day off. No work today. Sure, that would put my long-term financial goals back a bit, but what use is a battery when it doesn't get recharged every now and then?

    I slipped in my comfortable attire, packed something to eat and drink and strolled to the nearest TP. There, I spent a few minutes to decide on my destination: Jennifer's Island, or perhaps the beach at Corinth. I choose the latter.

    I shouldn't have.

    Upon arrival in Cape Corinth, I noticed an unusual amount of people there. I smiled, as I thought that perhaps something was going on. A beach party? Or even a music festival? Such a lucky coincidence.

    I entered my hoverpod, to drive along the beach a bit, in order to find a spot to plant my hiney, drink a few moonshines and just waste my day away. As I drove, I saw some fighting. Low level drones were easily defeated by colonists. My first fright as seeing robots here was ushered back to sleep by the ease with which our defences held. I felt secure.

    I shouldn't have.

    I drove on, crossing the large flat sandy plains just east of the TP. And that is where misfortune struck.

    One moment, the plain was empty, then, suddenly, it was filled with... I do not know what it was.

    They just seemed to TP in at the same moment. Twenty or more of them. Huge, metal machines. Like giant spiders. And all twenty turned to me, and started firing.

    The structural integrity of my vehicle lasted for 3 seconds.

    I lasted for another second.

    Then, I was overwhelmed by this all-too-familiar pain and red haze. Remembering the CDF warning about too much pressure on the revival terminal system, I wondered if this would be the last time I died on this planet. Dead, without having found those riches promised when I arrived. Dead, eternally dead.

    I was revived, as you can see, but the revival process was slightly scrambled. It took me days to recover from my injuries. Many days I spent in the hospital ward. Awake in pain, or asleep... haunted by new nightmares. Nightmares which will be with me for a long time to come...
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