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  1. Apologies for the unexpected downtime. The server was undergoing an upgrade and something went wrong. Thankfully, things are back to normal. I’m still checking around to see if anything else got affected. It’s just bad timing. I would’ve given a heads up in the Discord server as well, but I’m having issues with my Discord account right now. Drop a message here if you encounter any problems on the site.
  2. Ah, yes Dalong has the manuals. The Gundam Encyclopaedia and Mechanic Files would be great resources when translated. Also, do join us on Discord.
  3. Hiro Kusanagi was already in the hangar bay when the damaged mobile suit was brought in. The technicians swarmed over it as soon as it settled on the metal floor of the bay. They went to their assigned areas such as the limbs and thrusters. They ran inspection on the undamaged areas and assessed the damage in preparation for repairs. A couple of technicians went straight to extract the pilot from the cockpit. The hangar bay was depressurised during combat, so they were in normal suit. This meant they did not have to wait for the hangar bay to pressurise before working on the mobile suits. The doors of the hangar bay were still closing when they got the pilot out. Hiro heard his own filtered voice through his helmet, “Status report.” Blood ran from the pilot’s head. The medic was applying first aid while the other strapped the pilot into a stretcher so they could rush him to the medical bay. “Starbuck and I tried to draw them away from the *Firefly*. I took a bad hit so she told me to return and warn the ship. But… I’m too late.” “No, solider,” Hiro shook his head. “You’re just in time. You did well holding them off and you arrived with a warning. What are we facing?” “Six bogeys, sir. We took down two. An assault ship is advancing on our position.” Hiro nodded. “Now get some rest and go get yourself mended.” The AEUG pilot saluted before being transported to the medical bay. With a brief glance at the heavy damage to the mobile suit, Hiro headed back to the cockpit. Starbuck was out there putting up a fight. That brought him some relief mixed with anxiety. He wanted to be out there alongside his wingman.
  4. Valiant

    Salutations!

    Welcome! Glad you're starting on SEED. I recommend trying the UC series too. MSG hasn't aged well but IMHO it's the foundation for the whole franchise. Zeta gets better. Highly recommend 08th MS Team, War in a Pocket, Unicorn and Thunderbolt. For non-Gundam mecha series, try Valvrave, Cross Ange, Gargantia, and Aldnoah.Zero
  5. Welcome! That's a long list of characters you have there. I'm curious what you strive for when you RP.
  6. Would be great if you could share the source materials. I got some but mainly to look at the graphics. I can't read Japanese so translations of the text would be great too. I haven't looked at scanlations but they'll definitely be reliable sources we can cite. The Gundam Wiki is terrible but kudos to those who moved the content before they got wiped off Wikipedia, but it created a mess that is really hard to deal with while new series kept on heaping stuff on.
  7. Hi @wikikomoto, welcome to Advent Destiny! Thanks for your feedback and sharing. MechaBay isn't a wiki. It's a database that we're trying to build for the mecha community. To give you some background, let me tell you a bit about how the site came about. We were running the Gundam Wiki but there were many problems with the site due to the mass migration of articles from Wikipedia to save the content from Wikipedia's purging of non-encyclopaedic content, which included most Gundam articles. The lack of consistency in the articles (the Manual of Style wasn't followed strictly), and the ads by Fandom (formerly Wikia) led to us creating MechaBay to build something from scratch. With many universes within the Gundam franchise, it is hard to keep everything organised. You might notice how certain mecha from gunpla-based series are referenced as variants or predecessors/successors of actual mecha in other universes. IMHO gunpla mecha should be kept separate since they are more of created through kit-bashing. Then there's the issue with UC inconsistencies, and also differences between anime, manga, novels, and games that make it hard to nail down what is cannon. I admit that the Zaku I article is a little controversial because I wrote it as an experiment to try to make sense of the different inconsistencies, especially with the different lore from Origin. I believe the fluid pulse system was introduced by Origin as well. You can't even find it on The Zaku II page on the Gundam Wiki and I believe it is being or will be retconned into the existing articles there, I'm not sure because I'm not involved in the process there now. As for the cooling fluid system, you can read about the inspiration from on the Gundam Wiki on the Zaku I Early Type page. I'm glad you managed to catch on to that. The long term goal is to have the articles with proper citation to the official sources and it'll be great if you could share the resources and information that you have to help us improve MechaBay.
  8. Adding the cast list. Help me out with the AEUG list @Roromi
  9. Hiro fought the urge to hold Grimsdottir back to get an answer out of the AEUG captain. He knew better than to stop vital back up that Thrace needed then. The Minovsky particles had made them a blind sitting duck and they needed more eyes in the field. As the white GM got ready to launch, he headed back to the cockpit. The crew eyed him as he stepped in. With Grimsdottir gone, Hiro was the commanding officer on his own ship once again. “What’s the status, Athena?” He stood behind Valerii and leaned forward to peer at her screen over her shoulder. The fragrance of her air calmed him down a little. She shook her head and the scent intensified. “Still no contact from Starbuck.” “Keep hailing her.” “Roger that, Apollo,” Valerii said. She punched a button and said, “Firefly to Starbuck, do you read me? Firefly to Starbuck, do you read me.” Hiro straightened up and started pacing around as his mind raced through the possibilities. The Zeon fleet had to be very near for the escaped mobile suit to bring reinforcement to their location so quickly. The AEUG CIC officer broke through his thoughts. “Incoming mobile suit, Apollo sir!” The officer pulled up a magnified visual on the screen and they saw its AEUG markings and the heavy damage it had sustained. The officer was already preparing the hangar for repairs. The pilot’s voice came over the comms system as soon as the suit landed on Firefly. “It’s the Titans!”
  10. Hiro was surprised to run into Grimsdottir in the corridor. They stepped into the hangar and he replied, “My suit isn’t ready Captain. I’ll be out as soon as I can.” His heart sank at the sight of the mobile suits in the hangar bay. Under normal circumstances, a well-trained team would have already launched during the time it took for him to wake up and get to the hangar bay. “I was under the impression that your pilots were on standby, Captain.” Hiro had more to say but he held his tongue and tried to suppress the nagging worry he had for Thrace. It was normal to lose contact with such a high level of Minovsky particles in the battlefield, but he did not like the idea of her being out there alone bearing the brunt of the ambush. Given her experience, she would have returned as soon as she came into contact since she was on recon duty.
  11. The alarms blared. Roused from his sleep, Hiro Kusanagi struggled to wake up. The alarms continued their wailing. An almost instinctive sense of urgency jolted him awake as he sat up in his bed and opened his eyes. The dimmed lights in the room and the red flashes of the alarms told him at once that the ship was in battle. Jumping out of bed, Hiro thumbed the com link on the wall to hail the cockpit. Ronald Boone’s face appeared almost immediately. “Apollo.” “Status.” Hiro put on his combat suit with practiced discipline. “We lost contact with Starbuck. No sign of the enemy but Minovksy levels are at reaching combat density.” Boone paused and nodded towards someone off-screen. “The Captain has ordered the Fed mobile suits to sortie.” “Good. Ready my suit.” “Yes, sir!” Boone’s image blinked out and was almost instantly replaced by Grace Valerii’s concerned face. She bit her lower lip before she spoke, a gesture that Hiro had come to recognised and he braced himself for her next sentence. “Your suit will take a while longer. Sorry, we haven’t finished the maintenance.” One of the main thrusters of his GM II had been damaged by stray space debris during his scouting shift. The repair would take a while and there was nothing he could do. “No worries, Athena. I know you’re doing your best. I’ll speak to the Captain first.” Valerii gave her affirmation and ended the call. Hiro headed for the cockpit to look for Grimsdottir to understand the situation.
  12. Valiant

    Group purchase

    I've come across these kits so far: PG Unicorn PG Phenex PG Strike These are at around 40% cheaper than Amazon prices, excluding shipping. So I'll have to work out how much they would cost with shipping. I've also come across MG but I didn't really pay attention since I'm personally looking for PG kits. Let me know if you are interested in certain MG kits. To move this forward, I'll need to know what's the average you pay for MG and PG kit where you are, or where you usually buy from. Then we can see if this is a feasible thing to try.
  13. Valiant

    Introduce yourself!

    Welcome to Advent Destiny. Would love to explore how a Wing RP would develop.
  14. Hiro nodded. “Understood, Captain. I just want to make sure we’re on the same page. Our goals are aligned and my team will do our utmost to make them happen.” He turned and left the room, heading straight to his team’s bunker. Thrace and Valerii were working out. “Where’s Augur?” “Went to grab some food,” came Thrace’s curt reply followed by a grunt as she lifted the weights again. Valerii was lying on the ground after finishing a set of crunches. “Care to join us, Apollo?” Hiro shook his head. “Not now. I’m going to head out. The Captain has agreed to sending a scout ahead. This is making me jittery. Since I can’t get anything done, I’ll take the first shift. You guys know what you need to do. The AEUG will send a pilot to relieve me after four hours. Then you’re up, Starbuck.” “Aye, aye.” “Make sure you’re rested and your MS is ready to go.” “Scoot.” Valerii’s remark put a smile on his face. Leaving his mercenaries to their routines, Hiro made his way to the MS bay.
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