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ROR 2.0 Stormtrooper 09/29/2020 (Tue) 04:03:57 No.3645
Hey pals, I'm back. The click's ticking for me and my chances to write are measured in months, so I'm gonna be delivering the shit I promised for once.
>>3645 Godspeed. Do something worthy, Anon.
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https://hooktube.com/watch?v=1Egf1OZ1CuE Post theme >>3645 The SWTOR-era stuff is becoming a white whale of sorts for me, for some reason I just can't fucking write it. So it's time to go back to my roots and refocus on KOTOR and the Mandalorian Wars. And speaking of going back, let's talk about the DLA-7 again. And before that, let's tell the story of everybody's favorite gun mechanism: the Forward Assist. >M14 fucking sucks >Army needs guns for Vietnam >Air Force has these cool AR-15s >no forward assist >Army says they want AR-15s with the ability to force the gun into battery (like the m1 garand and m14 could using their charging handle) >Air force says that's retarded >S.Vietnamese armed with AR-15 say that is retarded >Stoner himself says that is fucking retarded >Army won't stop throwing a shit fit >Forward assist is created, a plunger attached to a stick that pushes on the newly notched BCG Congratulations army niggers! If your gun won't load right because of dirt or fouling, you now can cause an failure to eject jam by forcing your gun to shoot that one precious bullet! >tl;dr the gun has a practically useless mechanism that's more likely to turn bad into shit Let's talk about Jews. Or more specifically, long-fingered tall-headed space jews. The Republic prior to the Mandalorian Wars was a bloated beast laboring with every fucking breath, it'd been just that for centuries, the slag of both political and corporate stagnation had built up in the Republic's tubes and turned a once industriously progressive (technologically and expansion-wise) state into a fouled up quagmire barely equipped to fend off some particularly horny and modestly equipped hutt-funded pirates, let alone the storm of barbaric autism brewing in Mandalorian space. One story of such retardation happened in the weapons industry, specifically with BlasTech. BlasTech created the DLA-7 to (mostly make money) replace the antiquated shitty no good blaster that had served dutifully as the Republic military's go-to plasma peashooter. (which they had also made)
>>3647 The problem with blasters of this era is that they're technologically locked at semi-auto because of the materials themselves. Metal, ceramics, plasmetals, just can't fucking handle repeated blasts unless you attach a dozen different cooling mechanisms (laser cannons on starfighters and larger ships can get away with this because, but putting them on rifles and handheld blasters? NUH UH) with a number of exceptions. (expensive ones) The DLA-7 was designed to be replaceable, full stop. Each section of the "barrel" (blaster barrels are just walls of magnetrons that yeet the bolt) is cheaply made (on purpose, GOY) and rated for a couple thousand shots before replacement, and each piece is made so efficiently and cheaply that it's actually viable to follow this model. Sure, it could become a nightmare for soldiers cut off from supply lines but fuck 'em they aren't the ones buying the guns and they have the old, shitty carbines and their pistols as backups. Fuck them for not being good boy scouts and having a crate full of replacement parts. Good ol' BlasTech wasn't done when they made the cheapest blaster known to both man and alien kind, they also added a little button to back up their bark. See, during BlasTech's shilling, I mean, advertising campaigns so everybody from the Abyssins on Byss (who didn't know what the fuck a 'blaster' or the 'republic' was) to the edge of the Outer Rim knew that there was a new piece of hardware that you couldn't live without. The ultra-advanced ultra-replaceable ultra-efficient (mind that last part) DLA-7! Using advanced techniques of vacuum magic (that was a joke, maybe) the DLA-7 is capable of squeezing every last drop of blaster gas and energy cell power into the activation chamber and igniting it, ensuring that none of that valuable tax payer money (or some moisture farmer's last few credits) goes to waste. Now this is actually good, another problems blasters had was wasting energy on gasless chambers due to feeding malfunctions, but I'll let you imagine what happens if some, I don't know, retarded conscript from a backwater planet drummed into militia duty to fend off beskar-clad juggernauts and handed a shiny new Republic blaster rifle is gonna do when he sees the big, inviting plunger on the side of his gun? The same thing the US Military bitched about our own retards doing with the forward assist when they jammed the shit out of their guns, only now they're slagging the insides of their guns. Now I gotta make this next bit quick I got Napoleonic wars to play with a friend. The numbers correspond with ((((((third party)))))) (subsidiaries "bought" by BlasTech shortly after their creation) upgrades for the DLA-7 >1: A block-version of the magnetron group cylinders, reinforced with Agrinium opposed to pleb materials that also narrows the bolt slightly causing superior penetration >2: Upgraded magnetron group cylinder. Cased in Quadrinium bribed from Iridonian Zabrak weaponsmiths that, guess what, also includes Agrinium, and is rated to have (at least) 5 times the lifespan of your plebeian not-bronze-plated magnetron cylinder. ebic >3: A barrel nozzle vent used during the blaster's emergency venting procedure to save the weapon from needing replacement by thoroughly venting the entire blaster. Very useful, the nozzle though is a secondary system that makes sure the weapon is 10000% vented (the primary vent is located on top of the receiver, but in weapon trials was noted to do a subpar job venting barrel heat. The nozzle was created to fix this and make money at the same time) Thanks for coming to my tedtalk. Good posts soon Fucking 4096 character limit
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We're pushing for 7 posts today. Something a little ironic, I'm doing another KOTOR 2 playthrough to refresh my memory and generate inspiration but at the same time I really want to write for KOTOR 2, I've got a lot of ideas for a novelized version, but that's the problem. I want to write for KOTOR 2, NOT the Mandalorian Wars shit I HAVE to write before doing that. That's funny to me Anyways let's talk about lightsabers.
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>>3663 This image of Anakin's lightsaber gutted wide open for us to witness George Lucas' prop autism (I'm not saying ever lightsaber looked like this, but some fucker got paid to make this technobabbled up mess of wires and plastic) For some fucking reason I decided to make my own diagram. It's supposed to be for older lightsabers so I'll explain all my thoughts on it as coherently as a retarded guy can do. >rainbow saber image It's color coded for simplicity and I think it's been done when viewed from pommel to emitter, the opposite way I colored them. >numbered image (top) This is where the autism begins. -1: Recharging port. Diatium energy cells aren't perfected yet and unlike the prequel-era ones that literally recharge themselves we're a looong way off from that back in KOTOR times, so recharging is necessary in case the diatium power cell starts acting up. -2: The secondary battery. This is the appendix of the lightsaber, a largely vestigial component that failed to evolve alongside the other parts. Originally it existed to make sure that the ultra-inefficient diatium power cell stayed charged, however another component on this list was added to solve most of the diatium battery's problems. Still, the second battery exists as a back up in case the main power cell starts acting all fucky because it's been a year since you recharged it, and it works as a middleman between the diatium cell and the power grid to keep the diatium cell from killing itself or you by overloading the power crystal for fun. tl;dr A battery that slowly recharges the much bigger much better much more temperamental battery. -3: Diatium energy cell. These things are pretty cool because they can hold at least ten times more power than just about any other material of similar density, the problem is that they bleed power and are inefficient as fuck. This problem got solved by the next guy on the list along with numero eight by taking advantage of two natural processes. -4: The power vortex. Diatium power cells bleed power everywhere even through their fucking casing, but this problem has been solved by making a big fucking circuit. Any electrons that escape the cell get caught by the power vortex and looped back inside the Diatium power cell. This makes the entire system much more efficient, but it gets better later on. -~Retard: I forgot to label the red line thing. That's just a circuit breaker between the two batteries, lefty loosey righty tighty. One opens the circuit so the diatium power cell can mug the smaller one for power, and the other closes it so the smaller cell can get recharged on its own. -5: Primary crystal & mount. Lightsaber crystals back then only used one crystal, the power crystal. The power crystal's called that because it's the only fucking powered crystal as it's hooked up to the Diatium power cell. This thing projects the blade and the mount sits there and opens the gate for power to flow into the crystal. Very simple stuff -6: Energy gate. This thing exists to stop a poorly seated (i.e. tilted or twisted or upside down because a nikto put it on) crystal from projecting a wave of lightsaber energy wherever the fuck it feels like. This thing will save your hand from an explosion, maybe not all your fingers, but at least part of your newly made stump will still resemble its former hand-y glory.
>>3664 UHHH DURRRRR NURRRR KEEP POST UNDER 4096 CHARACTERS DURRRRRRR I fucking hate that limit -7: Focusing lens. Or lense, I don't fucking care but the little red squiggle under the word does. Crystals weren't used back then because nobody had figured out how to make a rough crystal project a blade adequately yet, so instead they created circular lenses out of glass and special rocks (gemstones too) to help form the blade. Later on niggas and whites figured out that different minerals and materials fucked with the lightsaber blade in different ways, bestowing gifts and curses upon the laser sword. >inb4 BUT IN KOTOR THER ARE 2 C-CRYSDILLS IN UPGADERRRRR EEEEEE Shut up faggot. Color crystals are just food coloring for lightsabers, remove them and assign colors to the upgrade crystals and the system's untouched or take the upgrade crystals and carve them into lenses and add a second lens to the picture. I'm not retarded and I definitely didn't just forget about them until now. -8: asian wiener HA just kidding it's the cycling field energizers. These guys do two important jobs, first they guide the newborn baby lightsaber blade into the emitter module and secondly they take all of the excess power radiating off of the blade and feed it into the power vortex. Yes, this is the other element in the diatium cell's energy recycling system. -9: The emitter module. In KOTOR 2 when you're slapping that cool dueling emitter on your lightsaber this is what you're swapping out. This thing forms the blade and prepares it before it leaves the safety of the hilt and ventures into the wide open world. -10: The emitter nozzle. This is where the lightsaber blade departs the hilt to go cut open doors or whatever. -11: The magnetic stabilizing system. This thing does the same thing #8 does, controlling the lightsaber blade's blow, only it does this at a much larger scale. It forms the blade into the proper shape and holds it there, and is much worse at transferring radiated energy down the chain back into the diatium power cell.
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>promise 7 posts today >it's almost tomorrow and we're only on 3 I'm a special kind of nigger. Might as well get this show on the road I left a few ideas out of my DLA-7 autism extravaganza that I'll extrapolate on here. >gun DLC #1 The additional box was actually originally going to be a zersium barrel package that extensively did the same thing as described only to a much higher degree while being less redundant because it's made with Zersium instead of Agrinium. Agrinium's a lightweight metal that's good at dispersing energy, Zersium is a less lightweight metal that's amazing at doing the same thing, it just costs more. Also let it be known the DLA-7 is not a fucking garbage weapon like I made it out to be. A good shot with one will put a Neo-Crusader face to face with his gods in no time, and if you were to vent an entire reload's worth of blaster juice into a beskar-clad Mando you'd knock him on his ass. Sure you wouldn't kill him outright, but not a whole lot really can so don't feel bad. The DLA-7 does the job the Republic needs it to. It's cheap and easy to manufacture, simple to maintain, reliable, and all of these traits make it ideal for outfitting a galactic-sized army with new weapons that they can actually trust without question. I make it sound like a piece of shit because I'm a Merr-Sonn shill who's pissed off the OG-5 didn't get a government contract Another thing, according to Woooookieepedia (Allah curse them) Agrinium actually had a use in the good ol' days back when solar sails and energy resistant plating weren't just boons (specifically that last one) but necessities for long range space travel. Byblos drive yards, or at least Byblos, supposedly made a lot of these ye olde space boats and the Agrinium-plated EVA maintenance droids of the era. With that era long gone but still plenty of agrinium assets and not a whole lot to do with it, I had the idea that one of BlasTech's moves was to think outside the materials market box and instead buy up one of these older ship makers that couldn't keep up with the times who have all this old shit that's not nearly as valuable as it once was. So BlasTech buys up Byblos drive yards, steals the agrinium hub caps off their ships, and uses it to make their DLA-7 experimental addons (because Agrinium-based blaster design is the future and the "upgrades" for the DLA-7 platform were just a test drive of the metal's capabilities) before starting to make high-quality agrinium based weapons. I said agrinium a lot there and since those other posts were pretty huge I made the executive decision to leave out the shipmaker buying autism.
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Now if you're familiar with my KOTOR threads you already know the rough outline for my plans for the Zabrak and the Echani. >zabrak back when are beloved all across the Galaxy for making cool blasters and armor that they basically had to make to fuck over the local fauna of the shithole known as Iridonia >Zabrak get exceptionally pissed when their outer rim colonies get bullied by Mandalorians >Zabrak regiments are common and are notable for using cool native blasters plated in zabrak alloys >echani get invaded early on by Mandalorians (that part's canon actually, well, legends canon) >Revan pre-Revaning and Co. rescue the Echani as one of his opening acts after joining the war, at least as much as a Foray-class can carry, because he really just wanted to drag Arren Kae's ass out of the fire. The echani were a bonus >Echani become the Czechoslovakian legion feats wise, as the rescued Echani were those Yusanis practically handpicked to poster boy for their species during the war and were all verifiable fluteflickers and ballblowers, I'm fucking sleepy But I got other species to think about. >tl;dr Zabrak are cool and their volunteer regiments stand out, Echani regiment of pissed off martial arts albinos absolutely livid about their world's occupation and have reached a solid 8 on the pissed nigger scale
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>>3668 But I was thinking about some other guys. The Arkanian company AdasCorp tries to give the Mandalorians trained space worms (for a price) so their probably not gonna appear too prominently. I doubt any Arkanian military units would even leave arkanian space, which actually works out for them as the Republic does set up a big fucking cordon 'fuck you mandalorians' blockade that just so happens to sit on top of Arkania! They'll probably get a few references opposed to anything massive. A few lines about how they're refusing to garrison anything but the Arkanian section of the cordon, a few remarks on Arkanian weaponry (which you can use in both KOTORs) and maybe some things about how both sides are using them, as the pragmatic self-serving Arkanians didn't stop selling toys to the Mandos when the whole exogorth thing didn't work out. Zygerrians are also on the list of aliens to have a notable role, but I'm not sure if I'd go for the based kind or the furfag filoni cat ones. I don't think I could stomach having furries even remotely related to anything I do so I doubt it'd be the latter. A band of Zygerrians led by one of their retarded slaver nobles making a name for himself after surviving encounters with mandos would work, and for some reason the name Eres III came to mind. I'll have to think more about integrating them into the whole thing, but it'd probably be a lot similar to that pirate crew survivor thing. I wasn't really sure what to post, but tomorrow I think I'll delve back into crusader neo-crusader differences and autism. There's plenty of barbar cultures to draw inspiration from and lots of things to talk about referring to Neo-Crusaders Fuck, maybe I'll even post the revamped prologue.
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Let's talk about albino martial autists. The Echani are definitely not what happens when sapient GMO making space elves with a boner for making (in their minds subhuman) near-human species. The Arkanians (who totally don't descent from the Sith, Arakania was NOT a Sith colony and their emphasis on modifying genes has nothing to do with this, ignore the Adas part of AdasCorp) are Doctor Frankenstein, and the Echani were one of their many monsters. These ones were flavored to be strikingly white with a hard on for striking. The Echani are from the world of Eshan, fuck you I don't know what the planet is like and nobody else does either. I'll work on rectifying that in the future They spread from Eshan to six other planets, or at least five, as the planets known to be under Echani influence/populated by the Echani are known as the Six Sisters. I say at least five because there is the sunbaked world of Thyrsus and it's sons, the Thyrsians. The Thyrsians are the burnt to a crisp and significantly more based cousins of the Echani. Were they originally albinos and somehow the sun turned them into Dunmer? Did they have a tribunal of oath-breaking mortals that lusted after power and pissed off the Force that cursed their entire planet to be niggers? Or did the Arkanians just think it'd be funny if they made a black version of the Echani? No fucking clue, but what I do know is that they're awesome. Where the Echani are half-naked girls (including their, and I quote, "men") that like to dance and twirl and are a bunch of pillow punching fags, the Thyrsians punch like George Foreman and grapple like glacier apes all while wearing enough armor to make a Baragwin battle tank blush. While Echani like to swing around little cortosis-woven vibroblades the Thyrsians are packing seriousy heat with heavy blaster rifles and vibroaxes that closer resemble halberds. Now a long time I ago while I was coming up with chronology ideas for the Mandalorian Wars one of my plans was for Revan pre-Revan to pick up Arren Kae along with the important echani general Yusanis early on, this includes the Exile pre-Exile doing his shit on the swampy library planet and all that. I didn't know much about any Echani planets outside of Eshan back then let alone the fucking Thyrsians even existed, this is my fault because younger me is me but slightly stupider and I must confess to be less intelligent than all of you may think One critique of those plans was that it sounded very Exile focused, which it was, and to all those that bitched at me congratulations I'm reworking the idea! As a consequence Revan's got a lot more to do, this includes running around the Six Sisters doing what he can to recruit Echani and most importantly the Thyrsians before rolling up on Eshan after the Mandalorian Neo-Crusader commander fucks off to Nouane to kill the Jedi causing problem for his boys there. I've got a lot to think about there
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>>3673 For anybody curious about how I came up with the Thyrsian armor design these 4 images are the answer >1 I hate Mandalore the Preserver's armor from KOTOR 2 and I consider the Mandalore Mask mod essential. But I do like how the helmet looks from a side profile (second from the right) so I took it and ran with it. One note about the helmet is that the Thyrsian armor I'm using is that it has the - visor opposed to a Mandalorian T, so take image 2's visor and slap it on the helmet for your mental image >2 The descendants of Thyrsian armor (Sun Guard and Royal Guard) tend to have a fabric piece on them, the Royal Guards had a big awesome cloak that hid the armor beneath and the Sun Guard had a battle skirt. My award-winning paint.net meme art piece might not convey the cloak all that well because I'm A: retarded and B: I wanted to show the hard work I did making the torso armor. It's actually funny, the whole reason I included a cloak was because I fucking hated how the armor looked on his body because I'm not as good an artist as Hitler was so I added the cloak to hide my failures. Then I remembered the Royal Guard's cloak-covering-armor gimmick and it all clicked into place. >3 The Sun Guard are described as having black armor but a lot of images have them in yellow-gold shit. I'm sticking to the black stuff, I noticed that in KOTOR there are 4 Echani armors, 1 is black, 2 have gold, and 1 is blue and looks sorta like Neo-Crusader shit so I'm ignoring it. I've decided that gold-black is an Echani pattern and black is a Thyrsian one. Fight me on this and you'll lose. (Maybe the Thyrsian soft armor, the padded body suit, can be yellowy? I'll consider it) >4 The classical Sun Guard art. The helmet is clearly based on Neo-Crusader stuff, maybe I'll have a line or two about how Thyrsian armorsmiths began using Neo-Crusader armored hoods after deciding they were cool? Once again, I'll think about it. It's obvious that the Sun Guard helmet was inspired by Neo-Crusader garb.
>>3674 Nigger me strikes again, the big chestplate on #3 is also going to be included. It's a mirror plate like Middle Eastern armor and I tried to incorporate it as a small solar plexus disc on the image I made.
Nnigger faggot.....
Here you guys go. I wrote this today but've been planning it out for a little bit. The Prologue was bugging me because I wasn't quite sure what to do but I nutted up and had a good idea and ran with it It's a little long though, a little over 3 posts worth at 23,000+ characters and just under 4,000 words It's big as fuck so I get it if niggas aren't gonna sit down and read my autism, this is just here for those that will. There's a mandalorian boxing an acklay if that changes your mind.
>>3689 Dumbass me forgot this post's theme. Here you go https://hooktube.com/watch?v=ao1HQAPRSwo
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Not sure what to fucking post so I'll detail the autism I've been sumo-wrestling with and that's been throwing WWE pure strikes into my skull lately I get a lot of inspiration from all over the place but easily the most influential sci-fi technology inspiration comes from Endless Space 2's tech tree. If I ever want ideas for techno-tism and babble about science it's an underrated treasure trove of it, and it's not just good for me foaming at the mouth and throwing out terms like "far halo shipyards" "microwave pipes" "xenoanthropology experts" "borers guild" and other shit I can't bother to remember right now. It's also responsible for making me go down the metal and forging rabbithole that's lead me to become a cold forging shill (FUCK annealed steel FUCK casting FUCK machining) that's polluted my brain with toxic sewage and viciously sexually assaulted my productivity. Also the United Empire is clearly the best faction. Sheredyn & Imperial brothers in arms, Mezari niggers need not apply
>>3694 uh oh my flag oh no I'm the only fucker that uses a flag nowadays out of the 12 of us posting oh nooooooooooo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJdR8uBy__o Post themes. if you stupid niggers cry about it being a youtube link, you're not getting supper tonight And one, final, probably not my last word on the subject but I can hope, comment on the DLA-7 marketing platform scam but really awesome blaster. In the Galladinium treasure trove of mental illness lies a notorious article on blaster repair, nobody knows about it but me because nobody's bothered to read that PDF in their fucking lives OTHER than minutia-obsessed slug-brained niggers like me. The basics of what I'm gonna talk about are as follows. >1: The cytoplasm is the powerhouse of the cell. >2: The static pulse adaptors create a magnetic field that guides the blaster bolt >3: Fuck crystals we're lens mode Only 2 is actually important there, 3 is just a detail and 1 is a reference. Static pulse adaptors utilize electromagnetic properties to generate a magnetic field within the barrel and trap the organic-slaying droid-destroying plasma bolt inside. The origins of this technique date back to a couple decades prior to Exar Kun's Great Sith War (4016) when nonSpace-Mormon Pius Dea culter Mos-Eez J. Galven, Alsakan weaponsmith invented the Micro-Pulse weapon design (weak proto-blasters that used the same concept, pinching a "bolt" ((micro-pulse)) from gas excited into plasma and magnetically hurled out of the barrel) and melted the barrel of his prototype. The mark 2 included an ingenious system of circuit coils that generated a magnetic field powerful enough to contain the bolt inside of the barrel without deforming it while also helping the bolt maintain its shape, improving every property of death dealing (range, penetration, accuracy, actual heat damage) while keeping the weapon working! Eventually minor improvements over the span of ~70 years led to the adoption of proper 'blasters' (micro-pulse weapons that used significantly more power from energy cells, BLASTING the gas instead of merely "micro-pusling" it) when the desk jockey niggers at BlasTech and the brilliant and honestly attractive weaponsmiths of Merr Weapon Systems (later known as Merr-Sonn following the big fuckup) managed to figure out things like superior actuating modules, better prismatic lenses, better materials, (i.e. cheaper in BlasTech's case) and overall slight alterations to the original micro-pulse design that stacked on eachother for almost three quarters of a century. Also the static pulse adaptors didn't exist. No, for the longest time the simple Galven circuitry shit (which he originally invented not even for the micro-pulse weapon, he actually hated energy weapons and considered them an affront to the Goddess and that ritual sacrifice of unclean aliens was superior, but after getting mocked by his genocide buddies about "muh efficiency and slaughter" the electric stun weapon became a secondary system after he perfected micro-pulses just to stunt on the slugthrower obsessed troglodytes) No, static pulse adaptors were a new feature invented by Merr Weapon Systems to aid the Galven circuitry in their duties. This was created because the weak magnetic field projected by the Galven circuits weren't fucking good enough and slagged barrels were a fucking galactic pandemic ruining faith in blasters everywhere and are the prime reason why in KOTOR 2 you can use Micro-Pulse blasters. BlasTech went the route of making cheap, replaceable weapon pieces and selling budget repair kits that'd solve your problems if you didn't feel like replacing your Great Value blaster rifles' bits and pieces, at least that was the plan while they tested exotic metals and alloys instead of coming up with a mechanical solution. Merr was offended by this laziness and lack of innovative spirit and when the opposite direction, the direction of costly but effective route of research and development. The big problem was that the barrels were getting melted over time because the Galven circuits' magnetic fields were weak and let excess heat bleed into the surrounding barrel casing, slagging it. This leads to barrels getting space-fouled up and very well could lead to the thing exploding if it happens near the actuating module. I just saw a typo and fixed it but I bet there's a few billion of those, I need to write when I'm actually awake ffs Anyways, Merr made the OG-5z (Z for Zersium!) Magnum (Opus) blaster rifle. Now, semi-automatic blasters were totally fine and could go for thousands of shots with even shitty barrels before fucking up (the DLA-7 platform) but Merr knew blasters wouldn't be forever locked at semi-auto, and instead endeavored to fix this. The slagging problem really only happens when burst or full auto blasters are used, this problem doesn't exist in big laser cannons (star fighter sized) because you can slap cooling coils and a billion vent systems on them because weight's not as big of a deal when it's strapped to a spaceship opposed to being something the average nigga is gonna pack around a warzone. The Magnum was going to be a fully automatic blaster rifle that maintained the devastating power of semi-automatic blaster rifles (a DLA-7 can knock a Neo-Crusader on his ass, sure it may not kill him, but what did you expect?) while firing bolt after bolt after fucking bolt, granting a fucking absurd amount of firepower to a single soldier in these times. The static pulse adaptors are a secondary galven circuit system, they create a second, much more powerful magnetic field that corrals the bolt's heat ahead of the galven circuit field, meaning that there are 2 layers of tard guarding going on for the blaster bolt. I drew a shitty autism image to illustrate this. The top is Merr's new design and the bottom is BlasTech's retard cheap design. The bottom's weak Galven magnet field is like a single mother, weak and incapable of managing her children's energy. It destroys everything around it as a consequence The top is Merr's static pulse adaptor, a diligent father with a belt.
>>3695 I'm digging this 6,144 character limit. Thanks heroic codefags, or whoever granted me this boon. Merr went overboard with his pet project though, not only do the new static pulse adaptors add quite a pricetag to the blaster but in his infinite wisdom he lined the barrel (and gas activator chamber, and prismatic lens chamber) with costly Zersium, which when used as a barrel's inner-casing means that even if either magnetic field fucks up the barrel's gonna be fucking fine because Zersium is the most heat resistant material in the galaxy bar below any of the depressingly rare goodies like cortosis, phrik, and beskar. Good luck getting your hands on enough of that shit to make blasters for a galaxy-wide army. So Merr's OG-5 Magnum is the best, most expensive and autistically complicated blaster rifle in the galaxy, which is probably why the Republic military gave him a no when he pitched it to them
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One thing I've also been looking into is different metals for Star Wars. Plasteel's a common name for sci-fi materials, it's got plastic (sci-fi!) AND steel (metal) in its name so it's a go-to bullshit name for any low-grade material retards want to slap in their setting. (Except in SS13, it's pretty good there because it has nothing to do with plastic) In KOTOR there's a few billion shitty no good cylinders that break if you breath to hard on them and these are your ubiquitous low-end loot treasure trash troves called Plasteel Cylinders. They're everywhere and everyone likes to put their garbage in them. But like in Pathalogic, sometimes there's gold in these dumpsters! (In KOTOR it's grenades) Plasteel is a cheap readily available material in Star Wars, it's a steel-plastic hybrid. A mix of iron and polymer powders typically compressed into shapes, plasteel's not gonna stop a blaster bolt but it will make a competent enough barrel for your garbage. And after you compress it you can re-smelt it into whatever else you fucking want, it's a hunk of plasteel after compression and a little bit of melting isn't gonna transform it back into powder or liquid goop. (A LOT of melting will cause the latter to occur)
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Next up is actually a cultural/species specific metal, dubbed Quadranium by Republic researchers the gold-brass-bronze (depends on the processing, tempered Quadranium is known to be more yellowy than your average orange-bronze ingot) a marvel of Zabrak metallurgy that they're awfully fucking proud of, Quadranium is cool. One of the most robust and capable alloys in the galaxy, Quadranium (quad because of the 4 elements Zabrak metallurgists use to create it) can be used for everything from construction to blasters to blades and excel in each. The zabrak have been making armor and buildings out of this shit for centuries and for good reason, it's not just tough but supposedly pretty straightforward to make, evidenced by the fact that the Zabrak's Outer Rim colonies have this metal out the fucking ass. Problem is that the Zabrak aren't exactly about to part with their metallurgy guild's trade secrets without a fight, and while Republic researchers have managed to get their grubby hands on some of it they're still not sure if A: how to fucking replicate it B: if replicating it is worth it, from what they can tell a LOT of work goes into a single kilogram of this stuff. It's a fucking wonder how the Zabrak have managed to create so much of it and why they've stuck to using it. Like I said earlier quadranium's color tends to shift towards the yellow end the more you heat treat it. Final stage annealed quadranium can be used for just about anything and is most valuable as armor and weapons, typically armor will be cold forged into the shape of whatever you to have an ideal grain flow before being tempered using zabrak space magic to ensure hardness and thus peak performance. tl;dr If you see orange-bronze quadranium, it's softer and more ductile than yellow-gold quadranium (which is harder but slightly brittle)
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>inb4 you already posted that agrinium image how'd you do it again?! doth not protest, bitch nigga Agrinium is an aluminum-based alloy with notTungsten and is really good at energy absorption. Originally used for ye olde Solar Sail-era spacecrafts to make their sails more radiation resistant (same story for deep-space repair droids plated in the stuff) the agrinium market's taken a huge hit as energy shielding has stolen it's spot in starship design, it turns out that having a power-hungry battery-devouring box project a space autism circle around you is much cheaper than plating your entire ship bow to stern in agrinium, who'da fucking thunk. Agrinium's found itself a niche in the blaster market though, as the black gorilla niggers at BlasTech realized it's energy absorption capabilities make it ideal for solving the scourge of the overheating blaster barrel without having to improve any other system whatsoever. Next up is Alusteel, which actually is cool because it's a very recent (barely created before the Mandalorian Wars) material that came about as a result of the Durasteel project, essentially being a much more expensive but infinitely more capable and resilient version of durasteel. New Game+ durasteel (Alusteel) is just durasteel that's been processed a little differently and has a few more elements crammed into it. Essentially you can take the best grades of durasteel, make it a little bit denser, and make every single property at least four tiers better. It's also ten times as expensive as durasteel.
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>>3699 Now you might be thinking, "why is this dumb nigger talking about steel who the fuck care-" I mean, "why hasn't this dumb nigger brought up durasteel yet is it on purpose oh God I can't wait to read what he has to say about metal some more wooo!" And yes it is on purpose. Picture this, the Republic's metal industry is a fucking mess. There's millions of morons making construction-grade metal and weapons grade steel out the ass, any shred of supervision by a senate appointed body (like a metallurgy guild or a space EPA) has been whittled away by carefully worded and carefully paid for bills by carefully bribed senators and even chancellors suffering chronic reelection pains. This effects everything, as shipmakers are forced to either play Tionese Roulette and test every steel on the market (a task their great grandchildren MIGHT finish) before settling on a reliable grade from a reliable mill (Who could go tits up at any moment and get bought out by a Neimoidian corporation and begin making cast metal parts, I fucking hate cast metal) OR do the big brain move and make your own materials, of course you can do that until you yourself go bankrupt because the scheming Dresselian merchants who sold you vanadium at great bargain began slipping carvanium in the shipments and your products suddenly become so fucking brittle that somebody dies when they fire up the Allah-fearing engine unit suicide bomb you unwittingly made for them. Now I'm going off the deep end here but you get the idea, a fucked up and unreliable steel sector fucks over everybody else, from construction to vehicles to weapons. If you want a real world example look at China, who's fucked up industries create metal hammers that bend backwards when swung, steel bolts that twist and sag when sneezed on, and cell tower booms that fracture and collapse when you attach a twenty pound radio to and depopulate the rusty playground below it. A ferrous alloy called Bondite was the most prolific of these metals, a senate-backed charter for metal factories across the Republic to create the frames for everything from i-beams to blaster nozzles led to such a fuckup that over a dozen worlds threatened secession after the new water tower collapsed and flooded three boroughs or the nuclear water boiler's water line broke and contaminated an entire megacity's water supply and now the new generation of nikto ghetto trash are growing extra limbs. A party celebrating the efforts of an entire sector's worth of worlds gets crashed (literally) as the newly commissioned space yacht's dampeners fail along with the engine deck's bondite bulkheads, ripping the entire ship in half when the hyperdrive was engaged. Xaart, a roofer from the world of Dagary Minor swung his hammer into a bondite nail and compacted said nail into a ball of metal and compacted the back of his hand into a ball of bruised organic fleshbag appendage. Luckily the hammer he was using was also made out of bondite, and it's head flattened upon touching his hand. You get the idea. Bondite sucks, an unregulated metal industry sucks, and relying on it for a moment is going to lead to you chewing on concrete like a duracrete slug and wishing you were a mindless mollusk instead of a sapient being standing on top of some groaning bondite i-beam three hundred meters off the ground. Enter Chancellor Tol Cressa of Eriadu and his Durasteel project. Huge reforms in the Republic steel sector aside, the Durasteel Project was a big brain nigga plan to create a simple, affordable, and universal steel that could be produced anywhere in the galaxy and still be used for just about anything (while being carefully regulated by Republic officials and inspectors) was a bold move. Effectively creating a state-backed alloy industry, the Durasteel project experimented with every process and element known to the Galaxy at the time, specifically to try and replicate the properties of Zabrak Quadranium without violating their manufacture patents and offending the head-horns' autism. Now the project's gone to the kath hounds as of late, with the 4 companies assigned the job of developing the metal fucking up in their unique ways (using substandard techniques like compressing powder into garbage beams, casting beams, and going the opposite end and including rare elements that make the alloy prohibitively expensive like zersium and lommite ore) but the project's still a relative success going into Tol Cressa's third term following the chancellorship of his notPuppet, and it is during this term that he hopes to finish the Durasteel project and bring competent, affordable steel to the Galaxy. Preferably by way of Durasteel, which the current leading grades of durasteel 304R, which is almost as strong as annealed quadranium, and grade 14W that makes excellent cold forged widgets and tempered tool and weapon bits. But hey, properly regulated Bondite is still a few tiers above Plasteel in terms of reliability, if a few below durasteel. Maybe bondite'll have a second chance in the Galaxy? Not if the Mandalorians blow up all the bondite mills they find because its shittiness offends them lmao
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For a homie. Real nigga hours are coming back in force, you can take that to the bank and take out a loan on that capital
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