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    Happy Canada Day
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    @ArcticuKitsu Happy Canada Day to you then, too!
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    KS Update 128 Well I can say three things. 1. Project 33 is definitely my kind of Belle. (I too thought she was being asked stupid questions for one, because gods know I've had questions like that at interviews before, and I would very much enjoy dining with her choice of dinner guest for two. The list goes on. At length. Suffice to say it's love at first expression of irritation with people who waste her time. Plus such lovely martial zeal.) 2. The redacted games have officially gotten old for me. Really they were old a year ago. If the game had launched on time, on target it would have been an amusing bit of fun, but as this stage I'm simply unamused and would appreciate if we could pack it in already. I'm not saying they should reveal the whole cast or anything, but if you're going to put a Belle up... Give her some proper spot light. It's been long enough for the Belles and for the fan base hasn't it? 3. However since we have a Belle to identify... J'Accuse! The Tenryuu class light cruisers were developed under the C-33 heading by the Imperial Japanese Navy, which makes them literally Project 33*. Their commissioning in 1919** puts them in excellent position to have met their true senpais such as HIJMS Mikasa, be well acquainted with their age peers, and their position/design as destroyer flotilla leaders would put them in a leadership and instructor role for new and younger Belles. I... am leaning towards this being Tatsuta for some reason. The letters give the impression as being from the big sister, but that is entirely in my head and is at best what engineers would call a WAG. *In the listing I found, there is two other project 33s. The first is project S-33, the Junsen submarine mod III, aka I-7 and her sister I-8. I don't think they're likely the Belle(s) in question for a variety of reasons, but she doesn't... talk like any of the Submarines we've seen so far. The sisters were also commissioned in 1937 and 1938, which would make them "young" and not in any position to speak with the voice of experience to their kouhais. This could be wildly off base, but barring a closer reading of the article when I am not sleep deprived, I am satisfied with my conclusions as they stand. The last project 33 is project J-33, which is the Kazahaya class oiler. For one, it's a fleet oiler. For two, there's only one of her, and for three she commissioned in 1943, and since it's still 1939 as it has been for the last several years, I think we can safely rule out a time traveling fleet oiler. **There are conflicting commissioning dates for the Tenryuu class, also muddled with "completion" dates. Some sources say 1918 for date of commission, others 1919. It's splitting rather fine hairs in the grand scheme of things.
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    Tomorrow in Philadelphia will commence the 119th meeting of the Cadets and Midshipmen over the hallowed field of battle known as Football. In recognition of this sacred tradition, I commissioned some artwork. For those who have read my fic, The Improbable Captain, you may recognize the sans-rigging Belle depicted. Her name is USS Pensacola and she gets rather passionate when it comes to the ancient interservice rivalry between grunts and squids. Note that her appearance is sans rigging. It's also sans her sidearm and some other accessories which would not have made sense on a playing field and in any case could have led to the unfortunate demise of the entire Corp of Cadets. 😏 So, ladies and gentlemen, be glad she's on your side and rest assured as long as you heave a hearty cry of GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY! 😤
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    Canarias and Lebrecht Maass I commissioned from this guy https://www.deviantart.com/omi48
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    My recommendation for where to start would be to hold out hope that Y2 and it's mod tools can do what the Y1 mod tools can't, because as things stand meaningfully adding a new set of skills to the game would be hard if not impossible. You could, in theory, add skills to the game, but getting those skills to do anything in, say, events/adventures would be the borderline impossible part.
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    Alright. Bit of a long one here. I am very fond of this update and Arizona's excitement at Captain-belle relations. I do believe she is correct in that the four of them are quite entitled to hugs. For the questions: 1: No. There really isn't. ------------------------------------------------------- 2: Can you draw me riding on the back of a shark and punching a Morgana in the face while fireworks go off in the background? ------------------------------------------------------------------------- To posit another question, though Belfast could not see what the Captain sees visually, is it still possible that a belle could receive telepathic communication from a captain in the form of linguistic thoughts? I would like to see a test done with words, phrases, or conceptual thought. For those who don't speak the same language, turning left is always turning left, even if the word is different. (unless you're in an absolute direction language, but those are few and far between.) Alternately, we could just spend a day lining up belles and giving them hugs. That sounds nice. I want an update focusing on how each belle responds to a hug.
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    Often overlooked is a German class of WW2 era navy ships, which is actually quite famous and well known. However, everybody kinda forgets about it all the time. The main reason for that may be this class’s ships are all training vessels. The Gorch Fock class. All six of these ships were and are barques and it is the only ship class built for the German Navy to have been built prior, during and after the Second World War. It is also rather successful in the regard that 5 out of 6 ships are still around. The idea of getting barks as training vessels for sailors came in the 1920’s Reichsmarine for several reasons. Prior to this the last sailing ship of the old Kaiserliche Marine was decommissioned in 1909 and it was succeeded by two vessels of the Victoria-Louise-class. Two heavy, pre-dreadnought cruiser. After the First World War, they remained with Germany but were struck nonetheless in the early 1920’s and the Reichsmarine, partly due to ideology, partly due to treaty of Versailles reasons, decided to get a sailing ship again. The Niobe was commissioned in 1922, but sunk in a white squall in 1932. Subsequently the Reichsmarine ordered a new sailing ship, another barque. Gorch Fock This new barque would become the “Gorch Fock”. She was ordered in 1932 (prior to Hitlers rise to power). Her namesake was the “North Sea Poet” Gorch Fock, who had served as a lookout on the small cruiser SMS Wiesbaden until he sank with it during the battle of the Skagerrak. His body later was given back by the sea and he was buried on the uninhabited Danish island of Stensholmen. He was so famous by the time he died, the kaiserliche Marine even named a ship after him in 1917. A small patrol boat. The Gorch Fock was commissioned in June 1933 and consisted of 65 crew and up to 198 sea cadets. The Reichsmarine was very satisfied with her and she made several voyages to ports all around the world. With the beginning of WW2 she was used as a housing ship in her homeport of Stralsund. Sometimes she was used again in her purpose as a training vessel. Near the end of the War she was scuttled by her crew in sight of Soviet troops. After the war she was given to the USSR and refloated. The USSR put her into service as a training vessel as well, but under the name of “Tovarish”. Her new home became Kherson at the black sea. She made a complete around the world journey in 1957 and took part in the “Operation Sail” 1976, a prestigious sailing event hosted by the US with the USCGC Eagle as hosting ship. She was the first to cross the starting line of the transatlantic regatta for OpSail. She also won tall ship races in 1974 and 1976. After the dissolution of the USSR, the Ukraine inherited the ship in 1991 and used it in its merchant navy, but put her out of commission in 1993. She was sailed to Newcastle-upon-Tyne for repairs in 1995, but since it was too expensive nothing really happened. Until 1999 a group of private sponsors picked her up and brought her to Wilhelmshaven as flagship of the EXPO 2000 in Germany. In 2003 the “Tall-Ship-Friends” club bought her from the Ukraine and brought her to her homeport of Stralsund and she was properly renamed “Gorch Fock” again. Sadly the transit was not on her own, but aboard a big transport ship. She was repaired and the aim is to get her out on the Baltic sea again. However that will cost a few million Euros, but she is reenlisted in the German seaship register and afloat in the Stralsund harbour. She can be visited, since a museum was made out of her and since 2016 she’s officially a heritage site of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. To better fund the restauration the city of Stralsund decided to buy the ship in November 2018, so taxpayer money can repair it. Or you dear reader, if you got money 8 million worth of Euros laying around somewhere. USCGC Eagle A penny for the look on your faces. Yes, for anyone unaware: The training vessel of the United States Coast Guard is the second ship of the class. During the rearmament process of the Reichsmarine under Hitler and Admiral Raeder, the Kriegsmarine* soon had the problem of capacity for its recruits. At the same time they were highly satisfied with the performance of the Gorch Fock, so they ordered a second vessel of the same type. Modifications were only to enlarge the ship a bit. Instead of 82m, it became 89m long and all the spars were made out of steel instead of wood. Apart from that the ships were identical. In comparison the USS Constitution is 62m. The new ship was named “Horst Wessel” in the presence of Adolf Hitler by the mother of Horst Wessel. Horst Wessel was a SA memberr who was killed in Berlin as early as 1930 (three years before Hitler became chancellor). His death was hyped by the later propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, then leader of the Nazi party in Berlin, and Horst Wessel became the prime martyr of the Nazis. He was such a prominent figure, they even composed a song named the “Horst-Wessel-Song”, which is in fact illegal in Germany today. It was used as the national anthem by Nazi-Germany. (Contrary to popular belief the infamous “Deutschland, Deutschland über alles” -Germany, Germany above everthing; 1st verse of the “Song of the Germans”- was not the anthem. And to sing it is also not illegal. The 3rd verse became the official anthem of the Federal Republic of Germany after WW2.) I tell you these background facts, so you know what a powerful name this ship had from a Nazi perspective. The Horst Wessel was commissioned on the 17th of September 1936 and was the flagship of the training vessel fleet. Unlike the Gorch Fock, which was at home in Stralsund, the homeport of the Horst Wessel became Kiel. In 1938 Adolf Hitler personally sailed on her, but disembarked after only one hour. Later that year she cruised the Caribbean for four months. Prior to that cruise, she had only sailed the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic. With the outbreak of the war, the Horst Wessel was decommissioned and used as a docked training ship in Stralsund for the Hitler Youth. But in 1942 the Horst Wessel was recommissioned as a training vessel in the Baltic Sea and equipped with several Anti-Aircraft cannons. The only trouble the Horst Wessel ran into was in 1944, when she sailed together with her sister-ship “Albert Leo Schlageter” (ALS) near the island of Rügen in rough weather. The ALS struck a mine and was towed by the Horst Wessel to prevent her from sinking. In April 1945 she disembarked the last group of cadets and recruits. She took on refugees fleeing from the red army and sailed to Flensburg, where she surrendered to the British Forces. The Union Jack was hoisted. Her only voyage as a British ship was from Flensburg to Bremerhaven where she was tied to a pier and the United States won her by drawing her lot against the Soviet Union and Great Britain. She was requested by the Coast Guard. On May 15th 1946 she was commissioned as “United States Coast Guard Cutter Eagle”. In June 1946 she undertook her voyage into the United States with her latest German crew and commander aboard. The Germans were disembarked at Camp Shanks, Orangetown, New York. Ironically called “Last Stop USA” by soldiers who went overseas. For the Germans it now became “First Stop USA”. She then continued her voyage under her first all American crew to New London, Conneticut, which became her home harbour. Since then she has served as a training vessel of the USCG and represents the United States of America and the USCG nationally and internationally. Her nickname is “Americas’s tall ship”. As mentioned above she hosts the “Operation Sail” every time it is conducted. The Eagle returned to Germany for the first time in 1972 on invitation of the Federal Government of Germany and visited her old home port of Kiel. The visit also included a race against her younger sister, the 1958 built Gorch Fock, and her grand-aunt, the polish training vessel “Dar Pomoroza” (Gift of Pomerania) who started her life as the German training sailing ship “Prinzeß Eitel Friedrich” (after the address for the wife of Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia). The Poles got her from the Brits after WW1. Eagle lost the race. Her sails ripped in heavy weather and she came in last place. But seeing family was more important anyway, non? Since then she has revisited Germany several times, but travels the whole world when she is allowed to do so, natürlich. The figurehead of the Eagle btw was renewed in 1970, but prior to that it was the same Eagle, the Germans had put on it: The Reichsadler. The new figurehead has only minor design changes. If you pay attention, you can see the eagle spreads its wings and holds a disc with the emblem of the Coast Guard in its claws. When the ship was German a swastika was on that disc, which made it a Nazireichsadler** in the first place. Maybe @RockyArby can find the time and means to give us a bit more insight on her. *The name changed from “Reichsmarine” to “Kriegsmarine” in 1935. ** There exist three general versions of the “Reichsadler”. With open wings it is imperial, with open wings and a swastika in its claws it is Nazi and with closed wings it is republican. All three attempts for a republic so far used the closed wings to signal the rest of Europe that the German eagle is not out to hunt and to signal peaceful intentions. Also we now call it "Bundesadler"... or fat chicken, but that's a story for another day. NRP Sagres This ship also started as a ship of the Kriegsmarine. She was commissioned on the 30th October 1937 to further enhance the training capabilities of the Kriegsmarine. Her original name was “Albert Leo Schlageter”. Mr. Schlageter was a member of several Freikorps and had become a member of a Nazi cover organization in 1922 directly after the Nazi party itself was prohibited throughout the whole Reich. What made him special was his fate in the Ruhrfight, when the French and Belgians occupied the Ruhr area to force Germany to pay reparations by confiscating the reparations directly. This led to paramilitary resitance even uniting nationalist militia with communist militia. (Well, at least they coordinated.) Schlageter was executed by the French in 1923 for sabotage and murder. The circumstances that led to the execution made him a martyr for German people regardless of party affiliation until the Nazis made him into the “first soldier of the Reich” in their propaganda after the rise to power. The ship ALS served, just like her sisters, as a training vessel, but was moored in Kiel as an office ship with the outbreak of the war in 1939. So she should be proficient in paperwork. Like her sisters she was reactivated later, but only in 1944. The mine incident near Rügen, where she was subsequently towed by Horst Vessel led to her mooring in Flensburg, where she was captured by the United States and confiscated (no lottery for her). Unlike her (undamaged) elder sister the United States found no real use for her and finally sold her to Brazil in 1948 for the symbolic sum of $ 5.000. She was towed to Rio de Janeiro and served as the “Guanabara” (Rio de Janeiro resides at the Guanabara-Bay). Until 1960 she was used as a training vessel, but then it was decided she was insufficient in her role and became the floating HQ of the Brazilian patrol boats. Coincidentally the Marinha Portuguesa was looking for a tall ship as a replacement for their aging tall ship “Sagres”, which was also a former German ship, a trade sailing ship, seized by Portugal in WW1. That ship is also still around, but as a museum ship in Hamburg, but you can find out which one it is for yourselves. Anyhow, the Marinha Portuguesa bought the Guanabara in 1961 and renamed her “Sagres”, after the town where the famous sailor academy of Henry the Navigator was located and which is close to the most western point of Europe. Despite this her homeport is Lisboa and she is the training ship of the Marinha Portuguesa to this day. She also has two round-the-world-trips under her belt. Just like her sisters she also participated in OpSail 1976 for the Bicentennial celebrations of the USA. The Portuguese also were the first to switch the figurehead. They replaced the Reichsadler with a figure depicting Henry the Navigator. Her steering wheel still has the inscription “Segelschulschiff Leo Albert Schlageter” on it. Maybe @Gerrion can tell us a bit more about her role in the Marinha Portuguesa. Mircea The fourth of the six sisters was originally named Mircea I. (cel Baran; the older) and was the only one who never served any German navy. She was ordered by the Romanian Navy and named after a legendary ruler of Wallachia, a predecessor state of Romania. He became famous for uniting Wallachia and defending it against the Ottoman Empire. The figurehead of the ship depicts him. Mircea was commissioned on May 17th 1938 and put into Romanian service on September 22nd of the same year. After WW2 she was briefly confiscated by the USSR, but given back to Romania shortly after. In 1966 she saw her birth place in Hamburg again for an overhaul. She also participated in the Operation sail 1976 with her sisters and is still operated as training vessel by the Romanian Navy. She also represents the Romanian Navy overseas regularly. I couldn’t find her homeport, but since March 2017 she’s leased to the German Navy for reasons you can find in the last entry. She’s currently operated by a mixed crew of Romanians and Germans (mostly cadets), but under pure Romanian ownership. Herbert Norkus This ship, like her elder sister, was planned to increase the training capacities of the Kriegsmarine. Due to the outbreak of the war in 1939 she was never commissioned. She was christened on November 7th 1939 and received an emergency launch to free her building space for U-Boote. She was named after Herbert Norkus, a member of the Hitler Youth, killed in a fight with the Red Front Youth in 1932. He was for the Hilter Youth, what ALS was for the adult Nazis. In theory she could’ve been completed, but the war prevented it. Her official building stop came in January 1945, after a bomb attack had damaged her and after the war the ship was seized by the British. They tried to sell it to Brazil, but the Brazilians bought her finished sister from the USA instead. She was loaded with ammunition and scuttled by the Allies in the Skagerrak in 1947. She was never commissioned. Gorch Fock Déjà vu? No. After WW2 and the German rearmament in both Germanys, the Federal Navy decided it needed a new ship. Since everyone had good memories of the old Gorch-Fock-class ships, they decided to simply order another one in 1958. And to keep at least some tradition they named it again Gorch Fock, after the North-Sea poet. Keep in mind this name was formerly chosen by the Weimar Reichswehr, not the Nazis, who then only chose nazi-martyr names. She was christened by the niece of Gorch Fock and his brother held the speech for it completely in lower German. She was commissioned in 1958 and her homeport is Kiel. She was the first German ship to enter a Polish port after WW2 and was declared the victor of the regatta for the 200 year celebrations of the United States of America, since she was in the lead when doldrums hit the entire race. Yes, she was also at Operation sail in 1976, making it a complete family reunion. In fact the first and only complete one I could find. Since 1980 she holds the record for a day’s run in her class for the North-Sea/Eastern North Atlantic with 323nm. She represented Germany in fleet parades and on journeys around the world. She has one complete around the world trip under her belt. Her figurehead is an albatross. It was lost unintentionally 4 times already and was replaced one time on purpose, making her current figurehead the already sixth one. As hinted above she’s currently not at sea. In 2015 she was brought to Bremerhaven for an overhaul. Her hull had some damage. During her time in the shipyard many more problems were discovered prolonging her stay and exploding the estimated cost from 8-9million to currently 137million Euro. Nonetheless the Navy continued the repairs. After the spending of 67million Euro the Federal Audit Office put a stop to it and now it is uncertain if she will be repaired or replaced. And that’s why Mircea was asked to help out. I’ll update if I know what will happen. Maybe a seventh sister?
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    So I was going through the skill list in the mod tools and encountered this among the unnamed DELETE skills: Is that still a thing, or has that been removed both from the game and the setting?
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    It's Canada Day, so I have to post this. I have to because nobody else will. --------------------------- Happy Canada Day! Happy Canada Day! Just seeing something simple as this honestly goes a long way. Give recognition, even on the slightest, it'll mean a lot. I'm happy to see Azur Lane developers having gone out of their way to contact a Canadian Pixiv artist to have drawn HMS Fortune, HMS Foxhound, and maybe even Bulin in the mix. Can't ID the third one to the right. Choppy chop in a French-Canadian stereotype, something I can approve of. If they start doing cheesy Canadian stereotypes of being polite, THEN we'd have issues. It's just heartwarming to see people pushing for HMCS Haida & her sisters to be added. I however wish people would also stop forgetting about HMCS Uganda & HMCS Ontario, both light cruisers on the Canadian side. Canadians who served on the two CLs loved them so much. HMCS Uganda fought in the Atlantic, Medideranian (or at least sailed through it), and Pacific. Americans told Canadians they couldn't have their Canadian identity so they had a mutiny (also because they were fighting the Japanese unwillingly), something which seems to be the case even today. Canadians. Been told "Canadians are a minor nation", something a certain someone here & elsewhere missed the point completely. It's not about balance, it's about being represented and connected. Then you have this tweet telling people what Canadian ships are hiding in Azur Lane. (Below tweet: Focus is on Artimak's tweet noting what Canadian ships are hiding in Azur Lane given from the RN. Tried to single out the tweet, didn't work. But yeah, Happy Canada Day! It's awesome seeing what sort of comments are under that tweet. Been trying to keep an eye out to see if Victory Belles developers would have done the same by releasing a simple tweet, or anything. Even SCS Software developers with a Canadian themed paint pack for American Truck Simulator, or something. Anything. Maybe the timing is off, maybe there's something other planned.... July 1st is always a good time to recognize the Canadians. It's always a nice breath of freshair when things aren't always about Americans. I honestly hope people don't treat me like a god damn circus act again just for desiring to connect with the Canadian side of things. I still have some form of PTSD & grudges from the Discord nonsense we went though. I honestly want to forget about it, it's just hard because of how I was stupidly singled out. I'm still upset about that. I also saw people didn't want to give out genuine apologies. It was more of "saving face", something which adds more salt than it really should. I honestly want to forget about that moment, it's just hard. Probably wont' understand because you weren't on the receiving end of people's nonsense. But hey, I'm just making note of that, not trying to stir up another storm. I'm simply making note of it. I'm only here to point out the awesomeness that is Canada Day and how Azur Lane gave recognition having hoped Victory Belles developers would have done "something" about it. Guess timing was off, or something. I don't know. I can't see into their office. When Canadians become their own faction that shall be glorious (in this, Azur Lane, and any other game). There is one RTS game I could play, but that's on land, called 'Steel Division: Normandy 44. Victory at Sea was also awesome... I"m certain I mentioned it, just me re-mentioning it shows how awesome they are in certain ways I also retrofited Foxhound on my English Azur Lane client (I play on both JP & En of Azur Lane because I screwed up) so that's a nice morale boost for me! Fortune is being leveled up. I can't wait to level up all the others which were noted by Artimak. So, yeah. Happy Canada Day! /Navy salute o7
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    List all the belles in Victory Belles that we know they are in the game. The list will be updated in the future and help the person creating fanfics writers and readers. United States Destroyer: USS Stewart (DD-224) USS Mahan (DD-364) USS Somers (DD-381) USS Henley (DD-391) Light cruisers: USS Boise (CL-47) Heavy cruiser: USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) USS Houston (CA-30) USS Augusta (CA-31) USS New Orleans (CA-32) USS Wichita (CA-45) Battleship: USS Nevada (BB-36) USS Arizona (BB-39) USS Mississippi (BB-41) Aircraft carrier: USS Lexington (CV-2) Submarine: USS Nautilus (SS-168) Japan Destroyer: Fubuki Nenohi Light cruiser: Kitakami Tenryū Heavy cruiser: Kumano Takao Aoba Battleship: Kongō Nagato Aircraft carrier: Kaga Hiryū Seaplane tender: Chiyoda Submarine: I-8 British Commonwealth Destroyer: HMS Nubian (F36) HMS Bulldog (H91) HMCS Saguenay (D79) Light cruisers: HMS Belfast (C35) HMS Achilles (70) HMS Orion (85) HMAS Perth (D29) Heavy cruiser: HMS Exeter (68) Battlecruiser: HMS Hood (51) Aircraft carrier: HMS Ark Royal (91) Submarine: HMS Salmon (N65) Armed merchant cruiser: HMS Rawalpindi Germany Destroyer: Z1 Leberecht Maass Z10 Hans Lody Z17 Diether von Roeder Z18 Hans Lüdemann Z20 Karl Galster Light cruiser: Nürnberg Köln Heavy cruiser: Admiral Graf Spee Battlecruiser: Scharnhorst Gneisenau Submarine: U-29 French Destroyer: Le Triomphant Maillé-Brézé Verdun Light cruisers: La Motte-Picquet Heavy cruiser: Algérie Battleship: Dunkerque Aircraft carrier: Béarn Submarine: Surcouf Italy Destroyer: Espero Lampo Camicia Nera (CN) Light cruisers: D’Aosta Heavy cruiser: Pola Battleship: Conte di Cavour Submarine: Axum Soviet Union Destroyer: Voykov Leningrad Moskva Light cruisers: Profintern Heavy cruiser: Kirov Battleship: Parizhskaya Kommuna Submarine: Shch-205 "Nerpa" S-3 "Sushka" Spain Destroyer: Velasco Heavy cruiser: Canarias Turkey Battlecruiser: TCG Yavuz Netherlands Light cruisers: HNLMS De Ruyter Poland Destroyer: ORP Wicher 79 of 128+? known Belles which are in the game.
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    think there 1 or 2 more exotic familiar where because the adventure start at the intro it can't be done when you get the familiar later in the game. (To lazy to look in the mod tools right now who they are)
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    Does that mean Y2 will definitely release before 2025? Free, you might be able to add to your old sig again .
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    My god, it's been 7 years and I am Still waiting, Kingdom Hearts 3 can take a lesson or two.
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    I would like to point out that Sima is a surname in Chinese, so this is likely a more Sanskrit or Persian naming used as a first name. "Sima Yi" is "Sima Yi" in Dynasty Warrior or misc. Three Kingdoms game because those games usually follow the surname, first name format, the norm of Chinese -- if people were to have English name, we will make it like "Daniel Sima Yi" or with a two characters Chinese first name with spacing between them, is something like "Janice Sima Yi Xing". Ironically, the Sima family is more famous as the late emerging force(who raised from inside the infamous Wei and successfully coup-ed against the Cao family) and eventual winner of the Three Kingdoms era than the War of the Eight Princes and latter stuffs. I used to absolutely hate them because I was a Shu fanboy in my youth.
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    If you still have everything in the same size it's in the Trading Cards art, than that would be perfect and you could use it. Or at least release all of them as an art pack here where people can look at the images in more detail.
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    A cursory Wikipedia check lists the (initial) title for the Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, an 18th/19th century mayor from Romania, and a 1980s Czech football defender. And I'm going to assume that whatever she was talking about would show up on a cursory Wikipedia check, because otherwise the whole " so strong a reference to something in real life that she was considering changing the name" aspect falls flat IMO. Of those three the obvious choice is the Teutonic Order, not that I could tell you what Louise's Familiar would have to do with that.
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    This is more self-promotion from me. If anyone wants to see what's Scroll of Taiwu is about, I have started a let's play on rpgcodex just a few days ago. Feel free to read (and vote) if you are interested in the game.
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    Good point. That could be interesting too. Depending on how things play out, they could see you as a threat to the legality of their practice, and become determined to make sure you're dealt with before you drag them down with you. Although I'm not sure how that kind of story could end.
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    Pauline Ritter might be a suitable candidate for a bit paranoia but that probably make her character to complex.
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    Someone found a Sterling Relationship point that I missed, so his achievement may not be bugged after all. I removed that from the list for now.
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    1. You probably succeeded on the roll. To clarify, in order to get Informed of a subskill during an adventure, you must fail the roll. Alternatively the devs forgot to actually have that check roll Reason when they added that text in either DLC 16 or 17, because in DLC 15 that check (incorrectly) used you Analyze subskill. 2. No, the game is just kinda awful at keeping your skill list updated. Usually you can force an update by either starting a new day or a quick save/load. 3. Look for actions/abilities that specifically increase those skills (Study the Venalicium Library, for instance, is an easy way to get Research subskills), look for an adventure that gives you a chance to get informed of a skill (Oan's adventure is great for this), or buff the subskill in some fashion (Phemes, items or other stuff). Say you Befriend Olivia Solari, her Clique ability will increase your Flirting, Dating, Flattery, and Romance, and in turn that Informs you of all those subskills. If you use something temporary in nature just train the skill once while the buff is active, and you'll stay Informed of the skill even after the buff wears off.
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    'Mistake' indeed. Your mistake, Kaga, is whining to Mahan for forgiveness. I have neither forgiven nor forgotten.
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    That's a problem when you play the game too much. That's partially why I haven't played a full game in years. I got locked too heavily into a single path of playing. You get better results by refining your play over and over, but I feel that Academagia is just as much about the path you take as the end result. It gets less fun if you just break it down into numbers and don't roleplay at all. Just makes me all the more hungry for when Y2 finally arrives.
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    Funny you should bring up the infamous Mother's Day Special, and those wicked, wicked subs... So there you go. I personally don't mind a heretofore unknown Belle being interviewed and remaining anonymous, but I think having a redacted Belle interview another redacted Belle a bit silly. There's over seventy known Belles not named Mahan or Belfast: press some of them into service.
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    I'm not too keen on whoever Project 33 is, too grumpy for my tastes. I agree with Two's point #2, but you guys already know my weariness on the whole [redacted] thing has been played out to the point of being super stale now (for realsies this time). Like Two said, it's been 2 years since the very last Belle interview and since then it's mostly the known Belles chattering with each other or the Captain. Other than a surprise Kaga in the Fleet Exercise video, there was been no other actual new reveals in 2 years. I'm also not asking for a full roster reveal either, but since the game has been delayed for quite a while, while not spice it up with new Belles sprinkled in every 2 or so weeks?...even if it wasn't planned because it was thought that game already would've been *out* already....seriously. BUT, I do like how they went about it this update. They focused on one Belle and gave us a few hints on her identity. It was much different than that one update where the Captain was going around to different Belles preparing for a party and there was like....15+ redacted Belles present. Like the Captain came across Mahan, [Redacted], [Redacted], [Redacted], [Redacted], [Redacted], [Redacted], and [Redacted] making party decorations or something, and they barely have us any hints on the others. "Well, this one sub, named after a fish, likes making/wearing costumes!...." "I do know [Redacted] likes this certain poet", etc. So a good balance of [Redacted] and their hints is for the best.
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    Hi, first time on here, just found this awesome game a little bit ago and was hoping i could get access to the mod tools? all the links that I've seen appear to be dead, if someone could either reupload them or send me a private link, whichever, thatd be great, thanks!
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    The latest one that works is the DLC 15 mod base, as far as I recall. Download links are...sparse, but you might be able to find one (or pester the Legate into posting a new one, either or).
  30. 1 point
    started to play The Scroll of Taiwu and its a great combination of RPG with city builder game as far I can say after 4 ingame years. Its except for the combat and 1 other mini game complete turn-based. (might be that there more mini games hidden that I just didn't see so far) Sadly this natural put a stop on my adventure writing -.-'
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    Because that's how Bobbin Threadbare did it. I mean, because that's how the text is already written in the story so it's easier to copy paste without changing anything so it more accurately captures the feeling of playing the game. I'll probably start it tomorrow in the Roleplay subforum. If you've got any other suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them.
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    Seems to be a dutch variant of Richeldis itself a feminine version of Richard who's also pronounced Rickard in some languages. You can find the name here for exemple: https://heraldry.sca.org/names/earlydutchfem.html That's what 5 minutes of google gave me anyway. If you're more curious feel free to to investigate further.
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    Based on what experience I have, if you wish to call it such, your earliest creative projects are generally the ones you'll be the most embarrassed about afterwards. So if you don't care to be reminded about what blunders it took to either get somewhere or realize you shouldn't have tried it to begin with, the best place to start would be a place you can disavow all knowledge of afterwards.
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    There is a translation at "over 90%" for The Scroll of Taiwu over at Discord. https://discord.gg/nMSzuxa (Permanent invite to this discord)
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    Again, improvement on making it read less stilted. That said it's still rather...what's the word, by the book? For a conversation between, presumably, friends, parts still read too much like it was intended as a PSA. Which I could see being the case for some students, but Prudence and friend Oan? Not so much.
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    I could see that working, though even if not, at the end of the day Prudence, at that point, would be thirteen. It doesn't take an alignment of several planets for a thirteen year old to say something less than well thought through.
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    Can you really make that fit into Academagia, though? Not only would an ingame character describing herself as a Buddhist reciting Buddhist scriptures be rather jarring, IRL stuff ingame and all, but IIRC Mineta isn't big on the whole "religious tolerance" shtick. Especially when people come from far enough east that they could feasibly come from Dragon-controlled territories.
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    Prudence has an Int of 1, minimal interest in Dialectic and Professor Sido is a shoddy teacher besides, so her not understanding a dialectic analysis fits. In addition, Professor Sido's classes are basically a long string of exciting stories that build up the allure of all things exotic, because of all the cool stuff he's seen and done out in the wide open world. So I can see Prudence getting the impression of the PC hooking up with Miya/Sima as a way of getting into contact with someone who, by their appearance, are of the exciting outside world that Professor Sido so often describes. The issue I see is one of assuming part of the PC's character. If the PC is (or rather, was) the kind of character that would have seen Miya/Sima as a trophy rather than a person, than yes, Oan is as good a guess as any as to who helped the PC to grow out of it, and it's a valid question to ask. However, if the PC isn't and never was that kind of character, Pru would probably know that, and her asking that question regardless just comes out of nowhere. And a PC responding in kind would than be even more left field, because that's not an issue of the PC being racist, that's an issue of Pru being dense, which she's entirely capable of coming off as if she tries to rely on her downright abysmal Int/Dialectic scores.
  39. 1 point
    I put the questions in front of each answer (except for New 9 & 10) for easier read.
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    Created account just to make sure this happens! Been lurking since err ... I forgot when exactly. Some DLC number with single digits, anyhow.
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    @Rhialto unless something was changed in the forum only the one who uploaded the file to this forum can access it so you would need to use a external place if you want to make some file public.
  43. 1 point
    The game should do that by itself, you just have to find it. On Windows 7 it should be C:\ProgramData\Academagia\Academagia.log, on another OS I don't know.
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    Got the game two days ago, and the sheer breadth of skills and possible specialisations has me hooked! Anyways, I got held at swordpoint by a pirate, and then wondered... why is there no swordsmanship skill? Or a broader weapons mastery skill in general? The game has an obtainable sword, yet there's no further path for fostering skills based on it. Given the ubiquitous presence of magic in the setting, wouldn't "magic swordsmen" or "magic archers" be prevalent? In fact, there's a lore entry on an archer who's superhumanly skilled, and an event has an old man speaking of an ancient warrior who killed dragons with his axe, so clearly magic wielding warriors and weapons based combat exists. Now, maybe weapons based combat is planned for Year 2 and beyond, but why not enable the groundwork for it in Year 1? We already have family backgrounds which focus on magic skill, so why not have families focused on raising warriors? So why not expand on this untapped area? Name: Warrior Expansion Content: Two new skills, each with subskills Weapons Mastery - A skill drawing primarily upon Finesse, yet closely intertwined with Strength as well. Weapons Mastery is the livelihood of warriors; ranging from pirates, ruffians and mercenaries to the esteemed ranks of the Imperial Palace Guard and battle mages who elect to use lethal implements of war alongside their magic. Mages who plan on fighting from a distance may ignore this skill, but for those who intend to see the battle up close and personal, the art of Weapons Mastery is critical. Unlike spells, weapons require no Phemes unless you intend on casting spells to enhance them. Sword Mastery - One of the oldest and most famous skills known to humanity. The skill of Sword Mastery encompasses the use of all swords, be they curved or straight, one-handed, dual-wielded or even the larger variety requiring both hands. Those intending to engage in honourable combat against their foes using swords should pay close heed to this skill. Training this discipline will allow one to swiftly prove to their adversaries that the swords worn upon their belts are not merely for show. Polearm Mastery - One of humanity's earliest weapons against their aggressors was the polearm. The Polearm Mastery skill covers the usage of all polearms starting from the loyal spear through others such as halberds, axes and staves. Those intending to serve in any formal military unit will have to be well acquainted with these weapons, and consequently, this skill. The skill can also aid Mages interested in taking the battle closer to the enemy, and even for those wizards who shy away from melee combat, training this skill can teach many methods of utilising magical staves against an opponent dangerously close to oneself. Shield Mastery - The best offence is a good defence; or so some drunk Paladin said. The skill of Shield Mastery allows one to use all manner of shields, from the tiniest of bucklers to towering greatshields. A good shield can save one's life, and a good shield and a skilled user can kill someone. Tales abound of skilled users not only parrying blows and even spells, but of them even bludgeoning foes and sometimes even throwing shields! Whether the tales be drunk ramblings or not the performance of the Knights, Paladins and Mages who use them cannot be denied. Throwing Weapons Mastery - A good throw can often catch an enemy unaware, and a lucky one can even kill them. The skill of Throwing Weapons Mastery includes simple stones and daggers as well as full implements of war such as javelins, throwing axes and spears. Warriors seeking to harry their opponents at range should train this skill, and even Mages seeking to add an unexpected tool to their repertoire would be advised to hone this discipline. For if two Mages of equal speed duelled, the one throwing a dagger would naturally strike before any spell by the other. Light Weapons Mastery - The skill of utilising weapons light enough to be used one-handed. Be it sword, dagger, axe or mace, any weapon that can be wielded in one hand while leaving the other free is dependent on this skill. Rogues, assassins, Warriors using sword and shield and even Mages calling themselves Spellswords are all connoisseurs of this discipline. After all, having a dagger up your sleeve could be the last thing an opponent expects. Heavy Weapons Mastery - The discipline of true Warriors, and the rare breed of Mage. The skill of Heavy Weapons Mastery encompasses all weapons heavy enough to exclusively require both hands to use. Battleaxes, greatswords, halberds and warhammers - weapons capable of beheading a dragon with a good enough swing - are all under the purview of this skill. Those intending to smash through enemy defences or make them cower through sheer intimidation should train in this discipline. Pirates, Warriors and even Mages will often be wary of one who has a heavy weapon strapped to their back, for unlike other lighter weapons which can be worn by anyone, a person wielding one of these knows how to use them. Martial Discipline - A skill drawing mainly upon Willpower, but closely intertwined with Fitness as well. The art of Martial Discipline transcends the boundaries of Warrior and Mage and has been honed by all who pursue battle in a lifestyle which civilians can only dream and write tales of. The skill is honed by those intent on duelling and those pursuing warfare and battle. Mages who intend on never seeing combat need not bother with this skill, but for those who seek to serve their nation or pursue their ideals through the ancient rite of battle, the skill of Martial Discipline is necessary. Pain Tolerance - Any Warrior worth their pims has learned the skill of Pain Tolerance through many gruelling hours at the practice yard. The skill is somewhat required for not only Warriors, but also Mages with an interest in duelling and especially Mages interested in fighting for their nation in real battle. A low proficiency in this skill could make one vulnerable to particularly painful attacks or spells inciting agony, while a high proficiency may allow one to ignore blows that would fell lesser people and keep going, often beyond what their Vitality would normally allow them to achieve. Mental Fortitude - Fighting in battle is not only about the physical, but also the mental. If one does not have the courage and fortitude to bear the horrors of war and seeing comrades fall, then one cannot fight as effectively as those that have these things. Those intending on seeing real battle should hone this skill to a tolerable level so that at least they do not faint at the first sight of a dead body. Those unskilled in this discipline may find themselves vulnerable to psychological attacks or even brought to their knees by a fearsome war cry. But those proficient in this skill are capable of weathering the most gruesome sights and psychological assaults and of soldiering on past adversity to limits others thought impossible. This is the general idea for it. In fact, just in this much there's a metric load of content and I haven't played the game enough to think up skills and actions associated with these skills. Imagine adding Phemes for all these. Anyways, any suggestions for more, or a discipline/aspect of the "Warrior" side I've missed are welcome.
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    I'm not sure if this is as easy as you think it will because some country need companies to have a clear OK from the customer before they can send mails like the information that a game is out.
  47. 1 point
    Got a lewd new commission artist https://www.deviantart.com/milileonaorochi lewd maids Orion and Camica
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    Setting aside the fact that the first of those isn't possible mechanically, you're suggesting a paid DLC that makes a grand total of two minor things easier? BCS would get roasted on Steam's BBQ if they did that.
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    A surprising number of people in Europe seem to know this one: What is heaven? What is hell?
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    Why do italian tanks have a rear view mirror? Ich wollte grad einen guten Russenwitz erzählen, aber jemand Stalingrad. - German joke with wordplay on how Stalingrad sounds in german. Der Führer war ein armes Schwein, er hatte keinen Führerschein. The Führer was a poor pig, he had no driving license. (obvious wordplay I guess and true.) A long one hides here:
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