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  1. 9 hours ago, Ninjapacman said:

    Some of those monitors were horrifying to look at.  They'd certainly make some unique belles though. With a lack of IRL service history, we'd have to go off their namesake, by which there's plenty to use save for with the Brits.

    The monitors did look ugly, but they would definitely be fun.  Unfortunately, that era didn't have a lot of ship-to-ship combat a la the Age of Sail.

    Interesting fact: The English did use two monitors to fight in WW2: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. 

  2. 40 minutes ago, Dschuncks said:

    Heck, even the post-industrial pre-Great War era would be interesting. You've got all sorts of large naval conflicts with major technological and doctrinal advancements like the American Civil War or the Russo-Japanese War.

    That could be interesting since there were a lot of strange designs from that era, ranging from wooden ships with steam-power to ironclads.

  3. 9 hours ago, Ninjapacman said:

    I think the age of sail would easily be able to be used in such a setting.  Sailors were far more superstitious of their ships back then, so it would make even more sense, not to mention the intensity of battles.  Many nations had great and powerful ships that were household names, and would make fantastic belles.  Any of the US's First 6 ships, or the Royal Navy's HMS Victorious would have worked.  Ships back then were built to last for decades, so many had quite the rich history, and even some from different periods in the age of sail existed together in the same time due to the general longevity of service.

    Definitely could be interesting.  Even the Morgana-like enemies could be represented by phantom ships or sea creatures, which could allow for a lot of high-seas adventure.

  4. 2 hours ago, lazarusdw said:

    I did ask the team a while back about the future. Cold war era belles are a distinct possibility beyond that or as I call them space belles are unlikely.

    as for sail ships victory and constitution are technically aloud in the current game the rest I doubt will be in unless an expansion pack is added

    Of course, some of the latter WW2 ships (like the Clevelands, Iowas, and Essex) did serve in the Cold War.

    For my question, I was thinking of a game just dedicated to these eras.  It is all in jest though since it's an exercise in brainstorming.  It's not meant for the current VB game.

  5. I thought this would be a fun topic since we all love naval things...and Victory Belles.  It's usually obvious to choose World War II since there is a rich variety of ships...and there were many epic battles fought in that era.  However, do you guys think other eras could get the Victory Belles treatment? 

    I can go first.

    Age of Sail / Napoleonic Wars - Lots of naval battles were fought during this period, whether it be against pirates or enemy armadas.  There are even some famous ships that people could latch onto...like HMS Victory and USS Constitution.  Like World War II, there are a rich variety of Belles that could be created from all the different navies that were active during the era...including famous pirate vessels like Queen Anne's Revenge.

    World War I - There weren't many naval battles fought during this era (except maybe for Jutland), but there are a lot of ships that people could choose.  There are also a few famous ships during this era, including HMS Iron Duke and Emden. 

    Cold War (60s to 70s) - Since the Cold War spanned a long stretch of time, I thought the 60s and 70s might be the best for a Victory Belles treatment because that's when two big events happened - the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.  There are also a few WW2 ships that are around during this time since they participated in the Vietnam War.  This is a bit off-beat since no big naval conflict happened during this era, but I think the Cold War could have some possibility with all the NATO vs Warsaw Pact navies fighting it out (or fighting against the Morganas together). 

    Do you think it's feasible to do other eras?  Do you have other eras that might be suited for the Victory Belles treatment?  It's just a fun exercise in brainstorming...while we wait for Victory Belles to get started.

    Thanks!

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  6. 4 minutes ago, Panay's Ghost said:

    From Update #14:

    (first question answer in blue.  Second in red.)

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    The Morgana Threat

    The first reports of Morgana activity- in particular, their Mists, came in the pre-dawn hours of 1 September, 1939. At first considered to be meteorological events, any vessels entering them quickly discovered that wasn’t the case. Only a handful of ships survived those encounters, Captain, and almost all of those had Belles manifest aboard.

    From that date, the Morganas have shown clear intent to expand not just their Mists, but their operational area- sending out fleets on a daily basis to harass shipping, prevent maneuver, and, chillingly, raid coasts. Early conventional attempts to stop them ended in disaster, but we Belles have proven their equal. And, may I add, sir? Will always. *Ahem!*

    Their attacks appear essentially at random, and while dangerous, show no signs of a larger strategic goal. About that, sir...well, before we come to that, I suppose we ought to discuss where our information primarily comes from.

    How we know what we know

    As the Morganas do not communicate, and since very few conventional ships have survived one of their attacks, you may have asked yourself: how do we know anything at all about them? How did we name their ships? How is it that we are able to defeat them? The answer is, of course, we Belles.

    Sir, it is a little difficult to explain, but among our talents is the ability to know when a Morgana is near, what her name is, and a general sense of course and heading. In battle, we can sometimes tell if they are wounded, and where, and even the best place to direct our fire.

    I’m afraid that I cannot shed any light on how we know, sir, only that we *do* know. I…*ahem*...dislike relying on, shall we say, intuition, but in this case everything we feel to be true seems to be correct. I trust that more scientific analysis will eventually replace this over-reliance on emotion, sir!

    Morgana Metallurgy

    Although approaching a dying Morgana has its risks, enterprising Captains have attempted the perilous crossing more than once, and modern science is very glad for it!

    Hull materials range from easily recognized Krupp steel, to truly exotic materials, which flake and shard under the lightest touch. Simple tests indicate similar performance to our armor, sir, in regards to the Krupp samples- the other material does not seem to have any value, as even normal shipboard vibrations can render it to dust!

    Captured machine parts are capable of independent functioning -even in the absence of a power source!- and have resulted in numerous injuries in the past. Please handle salvage of this type with caution, sir!

    Internal machinery has been confirmed by chemists to be largely made of a porous tantalum of great refinement. Sadly, we’ve thus far been unable to gain access to a Morgana boiler or engine room, so their method of powering their ships is as yet unknown.

    Hasty sketches and small cuttings from their naval rifles and anti-aircraft guns give an unknown origin but conventional type of weapon, as well as indicate an enemy capable of production of exquisite gun barrel steel. *Ahem* Combat results seem to vindicate these conclusions as well, sir.

    Captain, whoever the Morganas are, their underlying ships are the equal of our own.

     

     

    Fascinating!  So they do have physical ships (as opposed to the Belles fighting directly like Kancolle).

    I just wanted to see a picture of this combination in Lore :).

  7. What I'm hoping for is a pic of how a Belle appears with an actual ship.  Didn't the devs say that they took inspiration from Arpeggio...meaning that the Belle has a physical ship that is used to fight the villains?

     

    Also...will the villains be in ships as well?  Will they look like ghost vessels?

     

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  8. 6 hours ago, RockyArby said:

    There wasn't a vote, all departments were working on the issue that arose last month and it wasn't until now that they finally completed fixing the problem. Now the departments can finally work on their individual projects (the list).

    Oh!  Alright! Well...time to wait and hope.

  9. 17 hours ago, Legate of Mineta said:

    Procyon;

    There are a lot of factors, but perhaps the most significant is that they allow us to tell a part of the story because of what they did during the war, or what they were known for.

    Okay!  So the choices for Belles might play an overall part in the game's plot?  That's intriguing :).

  10. Random question:  In general, how do you guys choose which Belles are included in the game?  I don't think you're going to add every ship in WW2 (I might be wrong though), so how do you guys determine who makes the cut?  I mean...you have the famous (i.e. Scharnhorst, Arizona) to the more obscure (i.e. Bulldog, Mahan) in drawing form.

  11. 8 hours ago, David J said:

    I saw the first post so for those who are curious do not open it up in public very NSFW I saw this on hentai foundry to look for Victory Belle fanart made by a General Irrelevant 

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    The game isn't out yet...and we already got lewds?! O_O

  12. On 7/8/2017 at 8:57 AM, David J said:

    She seems less formal then most other Japanese Belles, and she is rather clumsy and guy crazy. Though she seems like a fun Belle to have in a party, and rather good with making machines too. Appearance wise love her boots and her gun fans. Also Flash Gordon

     

     

    It would be funny if there was a VB halloween event...and she had a costume that paid homage to Ming the Merciless :D.

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