Comic 1226 - Complications

18th Aug 2015, 9:00 PM
Average Rating: 5 (23 votes)
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jamie59 18th Aug 2015, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

The shit really hit it but that's an on going theme.

So who's armor is better?
Rms2000 19th Aug 2015, 12:35 AM edit delete reply

I doubt armor is going to be the deciding factor in this fight. I would imagine the deciding factors would be
(1) Who's better trained (Democlus)
(2) Who's most skilled with their weapons (Democlus)
(3) Who fires first (undecided)
(4) who takes longer to bleed out (probably Democlus)
and (5) Who has more/better friends at hand (Democlus).

But just for the record, I'd say it's a fair bet that Democlus also has the better armor, for the following reasons:
He's one of Maxus's guys
His armor has no gaudy ornaments and generally looks more functional rather than aesthetic (that's not the armor: that'[s his incredible abs showing through the armor)
Democlus' armor resemble Superman, while the guards' armor resembles... storm troopers
Also Democlus is one of maxus' guys.
Here, I'll repeat that to make sure it sinks in: Democlus is one of maxus' guys.

If that wasn't enough to convince you that Democlus has to win. consider this: Democlus is fighting to defend three beautiful women, while the guards are fighting for prince douchebag and so that said douchebag doesn't have the Cassians tear them limb from limb.

So... yeah. I'd say the smart money's on Democlus.

Note: the guards don't even have names, I bet. Can I get confirmation on that, Cent?
mjkj 19th Aug 2015, 4:36 AM edit delete reply

<quote=Rms2000>Note: the guards don't even have names, I bet. Can I get confirmation on that, Cent?</quote>

I guess they are called Septimus and Exitus or something the like =P
Tokyo Rose 19th Aug 2015, 5:13 AM edit delete reply

Sure they have names! Their names are . . . ::looks around:: . . . uh . . . Bottle and Fork.
T1-G3R2501 19th Aug 2015, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Bottle and Fork? Rose.... Stahp....
That one guy 19th Aug 2015, 3:26 PM edit delete reply
I seem to recall someone commenting on Democlus' armor changing when he was promoted to Acantha's dedicated guard. I don't recall if that was just a decoration difference or if they outfitted him with something better. I could see Maxus going the second route, all things considered. I mean, the scenario of him needing to resist some blue boys for a while was a fairly likely scenario Maxus would've considered at that point.
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 8:34 AM edit delete reply

on the question of armor .. The blues are wearing Heavy Armor ( See tech entry ) any resemblance to superman is coincidental :D

Democleus is armed with a Laser Pistol and a Medium Power blade.

THe Blues are carrying a light power blade and a plasma sub rifle . ( see tech entry )
and .. oh hell just go to the tech page. ...

The Princes Men have to go though the same training as the red guys.. BUT they are a "elite" force .. mostly because they know how to keep there mouths shut around the prince and have no issues with his "Tastes" and a lot of them are criminals and other such scum .
HiFranc 19th Aug 2015, 11:47 PM edit delete reply

It's clear that the Bluebs are armed with the ARN-7. I couldn't find Democleus's gun.

Why is Democleus wearing pilot's armour?
Centcomm 20th Aug 2015, 7:04 PM edit delete reply

because its light and flexible . for his fighting style .. also Air Cav troopers are a higher rank than most of the standard Centuri

and yeah the pistol has not been added yet.
DLKmusic 18th Aug 2015, 9:07 PM edit delete reply

Strut your stuff, Democlus!!!!!

(and the man in the back said everyone attack and it turned into a ballroom blitz,
and the girl in the corner said boy I tried to warn ya it would turn into a ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz)
HiFranc 18th Aug 2015, 9:09 PM edit delete reply

Isn't that going to make Lynn more of a target (as not being with Acantha could be seen as an attempt to escape)? Could Acantha's instructions give Decimus a reason to openly take action against her (as she is disobeying his direct order)?
Sheela 18th Aug 2015, 10:39 PM edit delete reply

I suspect that Acantha will be right next to Lynn.
Basically, she's trying to get the ladies out of the line of fire, so Democlus doesn't have to worry about them and can go all out on the blue boys.

That's my guess.
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 9:50 AM edit delete reply

Lynn isnt leaving Acantha's side :D Nor is Arianna :D
Mark_L_A 18th Aug 2015, 9:09 PM edit delete reply

Don't talk just DO! I have a feeling Democlus will take both of them down, but will be injured, not fatally, but enough slow him and the ladies down enough for Nox to get close.
DLKmusic 18th Aug 2015, 9:11 PM edit delete reply

DAMN IT MARK, you're probably right!!!!!
Mark_L_A 18th Aug 2015, 9:13 PM edit delete reply

After Nox gets close I don't have any ideas what might transpire, but I think that Dolly will come up and finish Nox before Lynn and Acantha suffer any permanent damage. Not that they are immune from Nox's rage, remember she will hurt them if necessary, just not fatally.
Mark_L_A 18th Aug 2015, 9:17 PM edit delete reply

Democlus' calling card for the Bluebs
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 9:50 AM edit delete reply

Maybe.. They do have heavier armor.
That one guy 19th Aug 2015, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
I can't imagine story CentComm wouldn't have some nasty surprises for the Cassians as part of Ceci's upgrades.

If CentComm had a clear view of the situation, she'd just have dropped a payload of "inhibitor-destroying nanobots" on the Black Palace a week ago, though. So I'm not assuming that she's got omniscient info, but enemy combat robots (maybe androids, maybe non-sentient) would've been an obvious given.
HiFranc 18th Aug 2015, 9:32 PM edit delete reply

If they split up then how do Dolly and Ceci protect them both? If Max arrives at a similar time to Dolly, how do Lynn and Acantha stop them fighting one another without losing ground to the other players?

I take it that Acantha is about to use that gun? If that's the case, won't that give Nox permission to injure her severely?

{edit} What if other players in this drama catch up with them? Things could get complicated fast!
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 9:51 AM edit delete reply

This group isnt splitting up not sure how that came up :D
HiFranc 19th Aug 2015, 11:53 PM edit delete reply

The first time I read it I saw "get back in the elavator and down". I thought that meant "go down one floor". It was only after velvetsanity's post that I re-read it a little more carefully.

There are other reasons why I didn't notice things but I'll send that to you in a PM.
Centcomm 20th Aug 2015, 7:05 PM edit delete reply

NO worrys .. :D
velvetsanity 18th Aug 2015, 9:42 PM edit delete reply

Acantha is telling them to take cover inside the elevator, not to leave, people. Sheesh. You guys need to go watch more action movies for urban interior tactics. Yippie-ki-yay, I know Kung fu, and all that. It's an actual, viable tactic.

Sorry for the snark, I'm a bit tired...
CptKerion 18th Aug 2015, 11:57 PM edit delete reply
elevator shafts tend to be markedly reinforced, plus it's the only available cover at the moment.
If she can even stagger one blueb, Democlus will get the other and then make short work of the survivor.
velvetsanity 19th Aug 2015, 9:31 AM edit delete reply

Exactly ^_^
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 9:52 AM edit delete reply

Yes .. yes .. nine kinds of Yes here Velvet .. you called it!
velvetsanity 19th Aug 2015, 11:30 AM edit delete reply

That one guy 19th Aug 2015, 3:33 PM edit delete reply
Yep. Elevator doors make pretty good/viable cover too.

I wasn't clear if Acantha was going to try to take a shot at the blue boys past Democlus or if she was planning to take cover as next line of defense in the elevator if either get past him (and trying to let him know she has the defense so he can focus on the one if needed). I suppose it depends on how clear her shot is and how likely she thinks she'll be of help that way or more likely to get injured and cause a problem.
anonymous coward 18th Aug 2015, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
How thoughtful, that glowing eagle emblem makes an excellent target. Ave, Imperator, morituri te salutant!
HiFranc 19th Aug 2015, 1:47 AM edit delete reply

Given that his job is protection, anything that makes his charges less noticeable should help him do his job. I wouldn't be surprised if Max trains them to use that visibility to their advantage.
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 9:52 AM edit delete reply

it actually does not "glow" thats just a trick of the lights.. however it is the hardest part of the armor hes wearing.

also yes.. his job is to protect them .. and that means taking the shots so be it :D
cattservant 18th Aug 2015, 10:01 PM edit delete reply

Ups and Downs!
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 9:53 AM edit delete reply

So much up and down !
Dragonrider 18th Aug 2015, 10:02 PM edit delete reply

Acantha may be as good a shot as Douchie
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 9:54 AM edit delete reply

She may be! :D Remember She hangs around with Maxus :D
CptKerion 19th Aug 2015, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
I am now hoping that as Democlus is charging she just drops the two nincompoops.
I think it would be awesome.
The Old Scribe 18th Aug 2015, 10:04 PM edit delete reply

Democlus vs. Douchebag's bully boys. This should be interesting. I'm guessin they have the same grade of armor, just different colors. The laser sword is a nice touch and could come in handy.

Looks like Democlus is trying to protect the women with his body, otherwise he should duck and roll to give them less of a target. I dunno what Acantha figures she's gonna do with that popgun against armor.
CptKerion 18th Aug 2015, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
Keep something in mind. He is vastly better trained than the bleubs. As Maxus said, the Bleubs have grown complacent.
Centcomm 18th Aug 2015, 10:36 PM edit delete reply

Its actually a "power blade" and made of metal but with a energy field that rips apart matter. they are one of the most dangerous melee weapons in Datachasers.

and yes he is trying to protect them and he ( spoilers ) :D
CptKerion 18th Aug 2015, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
Maxus chose him personally to protect the only hope for Nova Roma.

Democlus may well be second only to Maxus and if that armor is anything like what I would've used for men like that, it'll have an ablative coating and a conductive outer shell that should laugh off the first plasma bolt or two.
They'll not have time for a third shot.
Also, at this range, that pistol would at least stagger one of them enough for him to close with that sword. If it is as nasty as I believe it to be, one blow will be more than enough.
DLKmusic 19th Aug 2015, 12:12 AM edit delete reply

I would also like to add that Malati gave her endorsement of Democlus for this job as well.

He's NOT just another redshirt.
Sheela 18th Aug 2015, 10:45 PM edit delete reply

Also, that "popgun" was modified by Aeneas himself.
It just might turn out to be a "Noisy Cricket". ;)
CptKerion 18th Aug 2015, 11:48 PM edit delete reply
I think Sheela is on to something.

Oh hey, also, is there a way to take that energy field on the blade and say, project it into a beam that could be swept across multiple targets at range?
Rms2000 19th Aug 2015, 12:51 AM edit delete reply

My guess is no b/c that would be a WMD. With a little effort, you could chop the planet in half. I'd also like to note that this sounds like it could be similar to the Slaver Disintegrator from Ringworld, which works by temporarily negating the electrostatic fields of either all of the positively- or all of the negatively-charged particles in a small volume of space. The rest of the charges particles then decide that they want to get as far away from each other as possible, which they proceed to do, with devastating results. The interesting thing about this idea is that it would also explain the sparky effect around the blade. The sparks are the high voltage discharges of all the electrons that used to be attached to air molecules that wandered too close to the blade (likely because of the vacuum that surrounds it).
howard 19th Aug 2015, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
hey this Ring world sounds interesting like a true science fiction novel is it any good? i need a new book and I am sick of this teen crap that's so common these days
velvetsanity 19th Aug 2015, 9:34 AM edit delete reply

Ringworld is a decent series by Larry Niven
DLKmusic 19th Aug 2015, 12:43 AM edit delete reply

I hate shooting noisy crickets... the landing throws my back out for the entire week...
velvetsanity 19th Aug 2015, 9:33 AM edit delete reply

Sheela, if it's a noisy cricket, then wouldn't that be rather painful to Acantha if she has to fire it (when the recoil throws her through the rear wall of the elevator)?
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 9:54 AM edit delete reply

It is a LOT more powerful than it looks :D trust me :D
Rms2000 19th Aug 2015, 12:39 AM edit delete reply

Ooh. I want t hear more. What kind of energy field, Centcomm?
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 9:57 AM edit delete reply

On the note of the field around the sword .. ( does no one look at the tech pages? )

The field has to follow wave guides in the structure they surround .. Its a by product of shield tech it causes micro reactions in matter that causes it to separate at the atomic level .. the sowrd is the projector and keeps the field useable .. its also made of very very durable metal so it can be used as a plain Sword as well :D
Rms2000 19th Aug 2015, 12:07 PM edit delete reply

Yes, I have read the tech pages. I had just stopped checking for new stuff after realizing that there hadn't been an update in several months.

I just checked it again, and it doesn't really explain how the energy field works. It says it breaks molecular bonds but doesn't say how and neglects to explain the sparky effect.

I also have questions about shield tech. The duty cycles on the shields seem awfully short. I wonder if the duration is affected by incoming fire. It would make sense if plasma weapons had more effect on shields than kinetic weapons, due to EM effects. How do shields interact with other nearby shields? If shields remain transparent, does that mean they have no effect on laser weapons?
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 1:24 PM edit delete reply

Sorry didnt mean to sound Catty ..
Honestly I dont have a real explanation on how a power blade works. Im sure that Mister Black or someone can come up with a better technobabble way of explaining it. THe lighting effect is a by product of the blades operation. thats all I can say.

As for the Shields the shields have a pool of energy they can use to stop attacks in it takes a LOT of energy to create a sustained force field so unless hooked to a constant power supply ( like a fusion power plant they cant run for a long time. and yes incoming weapons fire does deplete the shield the amount varys by the incoming damage.

also there are several KINDS of shields .. Deflector , Velocity , and Barrier Deflectors work by shunting energy from attacks away from the user they work best at Kenetic and Photon based attacks, They tend to be weak against massive impacts and radiation. Velocity Shields sap incoming projectiles of kinetic energy .. these work pretty much ONLY against attacks that have kinetic energy .. and then there is Barrier shields these are the most powerful and correspondingly shortest duration of the personal shields they Stop everything. Sheields can have massive feedback when in contact with each other and in some cases can even damage the user of the shield. Barriers stop everything and normally appear as a grid or similar haze when hit. Adaptive Shields are another variant these work by matching the attack with a equal energy wave. these also have issues.
That one guy 19th Aug 2015, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
He spoilers! Are you suggesting he needed refrigerated armor!?
Haegan2005 18th Aug 2015, 10:10 PM edit delete reply

now we see Acantha's training coming to the for, and Lynn's absolute lack of real training.

This is almost as good as dolly expressing herself! (my slight prejudice may be showing here!)

Cent I thought Rose issued all the Blue guys red shirts so people know who to shoot first! I think they are out of uniform.
CptKerion 18th Aug 2015, 10:28 PM edit delete reply
hey, hey, Redshirts are for expendable goodguys. These are badguys, they're mooks who don't have transparent visors.
Haegan2005 18th Aug 2015, 10:41 PM edit delete reply

lol you nailed it!
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 9:58 AM edit delete reply

Good catch about Acantha .. Lynn has some light skills from Dolly drilling her in self defense. but its not warfare. Dolly's exact training on fights is mostly AVIOD them!!
Lukkai 20th Aug 2015, 4:16 PM edit delete reply

That is, the training Dolly gives. Not necessarily the one she has, I take it?
Although I'm sure she's a black belt in the art of avoiding unnecessary conflict.
Centcomm 20th Aug 2015, 7:07 PM edit delete reply

Dolly is somewhat of a Master on half a dozen forms of combat. mostly revolving around hand to hand and pistols. Although shes not a bad sniper. as well..
Draginbeard 18th Aug 2015, 11:21 PM edit delete reply

If he is as accomplished a fighter as Max, then it should be a quick fight. If either of the guards is a competent shot, and their rifles deal out even reasonable stopping power, it should be a quick fight.

Side question for you guys; do any of the staff in the palace get along? Seems like pretty much everyone in there is on edge and looking for any excuse to go on a foul-mouthed, murderous rampage! =P
CptKerion 18th Aug 2015, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
keep in mind the kind of armor there. They'd need solid penetration, good stopping power, and a well placed shot, in CQC which is challenging, especially for those whose training has grown lax, all while they're getting staggered by a sidearm then trying to survive one of the nastiest melee weapons in setting.
Mark_L_A 18th Aug 2015, 11:55 PM edit delete reply

And those look just like the plasma weapons used against Maxus. Demolus' armor probably does have ablative properties, and resistance to projectile/puncturing weapons. While Democlus' sword is like Maxus' sword and can cut right through Bluebs armor.

The only issue I can think of is if the bluebs target Democlus's joints, those are going to be less protected in order to allow proper movement and will be weaker areas.
Tokyo Rose 19th Aug 2015, 5:24 AM edit delete reply

Most of the staff in the palace get along reasonably well with each other. However, every last one of the dudes in blue armor is a total asshole who kicks puppies, takes candy from children, and does over-the-top horrible things that I don't even want to name for fear of being accused of gratuitous ickiness.
Stormwind13 19th Aug 2015, 5:33 AM edit delete reply

From what we've seen (& heard from the creative duo) the Prince's guards are more thugs than warriors. In which case Democlas will eat them for lunch.
Draginbeard 19th Aug 2015, 6:44 AM edit delete reply

Democlas has pretty flexible armor already. The midsection bends and twists with him, so I cant imagine the joining sections are very vulnerable.
CptKerion 19th Aug 2015, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
Targetting joints on a moving target is hard with, well, really anything.
At this range, practically impossible because you have no time to line up the shot. A join hit would just be luck.
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 10:03 AM edit delete reply

Rose caught the question about how the staff gets along..

Demo is about half the mass of Maxus .. Max's fighting style is Brute force .. powering though and crushing his opponents and terrifying them by just blowing though the target.. power swords can cancle each other with out cutting normally . Hrist uses a power blade. its just lighter and designed for quick and delicate work Maxus was hitting it with a Hammer of god style it was never designed to handle ..

Demo is a elegance fighter. using speed and skill rather than brute force.
That one guy 19th Aug 2015, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
Democlus was detailed to be Acantha's exclusive guard after Decimus got drunk & started talking himself into raping Acantha before Lynn brained him. There is not even the tiniest bit of a chance that the concept of him having to go up against one or more blue guards who would fail to respect Maxus' authority would've failed to have been high in Maxus' mind as a possibility.

Whatever adjustments can be made to armor to make it harder for the standard issue for the blue boys to damage Democlus will have been done. Likely Maxus specifically prepared and trained Democlus with the expectation he would need to resist, and even kill, some blue boys.

Blue boys are overconfident and overly reliant on people's fear of Decimus and a carte blanche to get their rocks off hurting people, and Decimus doesn't care much about how up-to-date they are on their training or their fighting discipline.

It's actually feasible that Democlus could get through this with no significant injuries, despite two blue boys already having their rifles trained on him (we saw how well the plasma did with a little prep by Maxus in his apartment).
Sheela 20th Aug 2015, 6:01 PM edit delete reply

Plus, if he can move fast enough (lighter armor = higher mobility) he could conceivably avoid all those nasty plasma bolts.

If that happens, the smurfs are in big trouble.
Mark_L_A 18th Aug 2015, 11:51 PM edit delete reply

Reading this again, why do I get the feeling Arianna is going to go with the emotional response rather than the logical tactical response and get behind cover?
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 10:03 AM edit delete reply

we shall see!
mjkj 18th Aug 2015, 11:59 PM edit delete reply

Go, Democlus!

@alt text: it truly is epic :D

Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 10:03 AM edit delete reply

I know! I loved that line !
gmg2dave 19th Aug 2015, 12:58 AM edit delete reply

I like Democlus, I really do, but dude, less talking and more shooting!!
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 10:04 AM edit delete reply

hes buying time for Ari and Lynn to get under cover.. this is the Challenge phase of the fight.
HiFranc 19th Aug 2015, 1:28 AM edit delete reply

I'm hoping that Max shows up. Those two mooks are so confident that Max is dead that his appearance would freak them out.
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 10:05 AM edit delete reply

If max shows up .. they wont even know what happened until the bodies hit the floor.
Mark_L_A 20th Aug 2015, 5:21 AM edit delete reply

Heeeyyy that's MY line. :p
HiFranc 19th Aug 2015, 1:41 AM edit delete reply

We're now at 11th place on TWC (but only 2 votes ahead).
mjkj 19th Aug 2015, 4:52 AM edit delete reply

Yayyy, and only 500 votes to #10 - we can make it =D
Stormwind13 19th Aug 2015, 7:14 AM edit delete reply

I'm somewhat shocked that Data Chasers managed to run #11 down. We were several hundred behind not long ago. So catching #10 might be possible.

And yes I'm voting all I can. :-)
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 10:05 AM edit delete reply

Wow .. how did that happen!! :D Thank you guys!
HiFranc 20th Aug 2015, 4:21 AM edit delete reply

And there seems to be some action further down the field...yes, Datacatchers has overtaken Beast Legion...DC is just a nose ahead...DC is pulling away from Beast Legion....Delve still in front of DC...Delve ahead by about 500 points...DC starting to close the gap....Will DC make it before the end of the month?
Sheela 20th Aug 2015, 6:12 PM edit delete reply

It's been interesting to see how the average standing have been going up the list over time.

I think Datachasers was around rank 50-60 when I started following, and up until recently, it seemed too hang around rank 20 ... but this last month has been really good, at sub-15 most of the time.

It's nice to see it happen. :)
Centcomm 20th Aug 2015, 7:08 PM edit delete reply

I am beyond shocked at where DC is sitting right now :D
Timotheus 19th Aug 2015, 2:36 AM edit delete reply

The sword and side arm are nice, but what he really should have is the technological equivalent of a twelve gauge street sweeper with HEAP and AP rounds.
(And I voted! I voted! Really I did.)
Stormwind13 19th Aug 2015, 8:32 AM edit delete reply

In a purely military operation that might be a good option. While shepherding civilians, who will do the DAMNDEST things, it wouldn't be as good. Too much chance of the spray catching someone you wouldn't want hit, I think.
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 10:06 AM edit delete reply

Stormwind caught it . its why Dolly Specializes in pistol as well . its compact and precise in her line of work thats whats needed .. not spray and pray methods :D
Sheela 20th Aug 2015, 6:15 PM edit delete reply

Plus, as an android, she can put those rounds very precisely, increasing the actual damage done, even with just the heavy L-shard pistol she usually uses.

Well, at least she used to be able to.
Her new body seems a lot less accurate, at least until she gets used to it.
Centcomm 20th Aug 2015, 7:08 PM edit delete reply

we shall see :D
Matt Knab 19th Aug 2015, 2:45 AM edit delete reply

No military operation is quite *right* without the correct soundtrack.
howard 19th Aug 2015, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
As proven by Iron Eagle movie lol
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 10:06 AM edit delete reply

hah! you got that right Matt! :D
velvetsanity 19th Aug 2015, 8:36 PM edit delete reply

Does this work?
HiFranc 20th Aug 2015, 4:15 AM edit delete reply

You mean this?
Rashala 19th Aug 2015, 3:17 PM edit delete reply

Annnnnnnnnndd this is where the Heavy duty Bio waste mater hits the Atmospheric movement device....
Centcomm 20th Aug 2015, 12:15 PM edit delete reply

Oh yes .. it sure does!
Lukkai 19th Aug 2015, 5:17 PM edit delete reply

Now I'm not sure if they're smart or well-trained enough to realise it at this point.

But right now, they can't risk even trying one shot at Democlus.

For I am fairly certain that any orders by Decimus did include "Don't kill my sister!"

(Also: Yay for stylish visor drop!)
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 8:51 PM edit delete reply

I must admit I do like that myself :D reminds me of Iron man too .. :D
Lukkai 20th Aug 2015, 4:24 PM edit delete reply

No matter what you might think of the movies (though most people I met at least liked them), you cannot dispute they supplied us with ample reference for cool power armour action. Including this.
Centcomm 20th Aug 2015, 7:09 PM edit delete reply

agreed :D
CptKerion 19th Aug 2015, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
So I'm voting as often as it will let me, and I'd like to say the following.
Now THAT is what I call combat armor.
Thank you.
Centcomm 20th Aug 2015, 12:15 PM edit delete reply

heheh glad you like it ! :D
CptKerion 20th Aug 2015, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
That grade of armor is the sort I would mass deploy. Good, solid, articulated combat armor. Dolly has excellent taste.
I'd of course paint the whole thing with appropriate camouflage in an ablative paint.
Given her wonderfully practical nature, I suspect Dolly would do the same outside an urban environment, and it probably has an effective measure of foiling energy weapons anyways.

I would also like to say this is my all time favorite comic, and has one of my favorite communities of any comic.
That one guy 19th Aug 2015, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
Out of curiosity, does ComicFury allow you to have additional levels of indentation to indicate comment replies? It orders them properly that way, but it can be hard to follow at times when it can make it hard to follow conversations as it is.
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 7:57 PM edit delete reply

I dont know actually .. Im not that savvy with HTML Sorry :(
That one guy 20th Aug 2015, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
No worries, just thought I'd ask. Looking a little closer, I'm guessing the functionality is probably not there. I'd been assuming they were using WordPress under the hood, and that can be set to have a maximum comment depth and will render with indentation to that depth (but then won't accept replies to max depth comments, you have to reply to the parent of a max depth comment). Looking through the page source, if they're using WordPress, it's a bit more heavily customized (or a very old version) than most comics use. So I'm guessing they're using something else and it looks like it might not have a feature for depth past one.

Oh well. Would've been nice, but it's still a hell of a lot better than the mess Patreon just decided to "upgrade" to for their post comments.
Lukkai 20th Aug 2015, 4:28 PM edit delete reply

Considering how he manages to answer even comments on old pages pretty much without fail, MST3Kfan might be able to help here.

Wouldn't hurt to ask, that's for sure.
kitty 19th Aug 2015, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, okayyy, I'ma take a guess here....Bluebs get off a shot or two at Democlus, Dem gets clipped, but not killed; Acantha drops one blueb with a lucky shot and Dem gets the other even though he's (temporarily) down.

Or, for even more drama, Arianna gets it.

I'm probably way off but it's fun to speculate.
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 7:57 PM edit delete reply

hehe :D
DizzasterJuice 19th Aug 2015, 7:07 PM edit delete reply

Is the blue light and lightning done in post production? Looks pretty cool.
Centcomm 19th Aug 2015, 7:57 PM edit delete reply

Nope no post work at all .. its a layered ball prop and shaders. with a point light causing the light to interact :D
DLKmusic 20th Aug 2015, 11:55 AM edit delete reply

****quietly sitting in a corner listening to the Gods of DAZ-3D talk in a vain hope I might learn something****
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