Badass Dragon Scavengers of the Void - Round 3 - Swan's Way


#1

Releasing salvage beacons to stake their claims, the Black Swan is now the official property of the crew. The away teams have managed to secure both the bridge and the airlocks while the eel-hunting party marches back into the mess, covered in eel bits and glory. Everyone looks excited about pushing further into the ship. Checking the monitors, it looks like Dr. Pi, Mr. Rump, and ol’ Mark Watney haven’t quite made it back yet and have an interesting choice to make…

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Badass Dragon Scavengers of the Void - Round 4 - Ugly Duckling
#2

@bizmail_public

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Hans Landau                  |  56/100 |  21 |  20 |  18 |  23 |  16 |   3 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 39Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     LIDAR ( SEN+5 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| +2Ʉ | Received from critter
| +1Ʉ | Received from critter
| +1Ʉ | Received from uphill
| -20Ʉ | Bought LIDAR
| -15Ʉ | Bought Duct_Tape ( HP+10 )
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 1 - Eel Be Along Shortly
| -15HP | 3x Nibbled on by space eels ( GLO+2 )
| +30Ʉ | Mission incentive payment
| +4Ʉ | Good salvage: Space eel sausages
| +4Ʉ | Good salvage: Space eel sausages

@critter

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Tom Ratchetcrank             |  55/100 |  20 |  20 |  23 |  17 |  19 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 55Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Booster_Jet ( EVA+4 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -2Ʉ | Paid to bizmail_public
| -1Ʉ | Paid to bizmail_public
| -15Ʉ | Bought Duct_Tape ( HP+10 )
| -15Ʉ | Bought Duct_Tape ( HP+10 )
| -25Ʉ | Bought Booster_Jet
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 3 - Bridge to Somewhere
| -23HP | Targeted by anti-personnel systems
| +20Ʉ | Good salvage: military decorations
| +25Ʉ | Good salvage: navigational charts

@daneel

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Spike Greenarm               |  43/100 |  19 |  15 |  25 |  19 |  20 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 82Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Booster_Jet ( EVA+4 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| +4Ʉ | Received from glutnix
| -25Ʉ | Bought Booster_Jet
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 3 - Bridge to Somewhere
| -20HP | Targeted by anti-personnel systems
| +50Ʉ | Great salvage: classified log entries
| +20Ʉ | Good salvage: military decorations

@donald_petersen

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Tex Ass                      |  52/100 |  25 |  18 |  19 |  26 |  15 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 46Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     LIDAR ( SEN+5 )
|     LIDAR ( SEN+5 )
|     Crowbar ( POW+4 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| +2Ʉ | Received from penguinchris
| -20Ʉ | Bought LIDAR
| -20Ʉ | Bought LIDAR
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 2 - Pop and Lock
| -7HP | ka-BOOOM
| +15Ʉ | Good salvage: Oxygen tanks
| ITEM | Salvaged and installed: Crowbar
| +25Ʉ | Good salvage: Spare booster

@dreamboatskanky

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Quirky Kumquat               |  46/100 |  20 |  15 |  21 |  20 |  15 |   3 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 51Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Harpoon_Gun ( POW+4 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -4Ʉ | Paid to rkt88edmo
| -20Ʉ | Bought Harpoon_Gun
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 1 - Eel Be Along Shortly
| -23HP | 3x Nibbled on by space eels ( GLO+2 )
| +30Ʉ | Mission incentive payment
| +6Ʉ | Good salvage: Space eel steaks
| +6Ʉ | Good salvage: Space eel steaks

@glutnix

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Browf Clamphoof              |  39/100 |  24 |  22 |  23 |  17 |  15 |   2 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 100Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Mag_Boots ( DEF+3 EVA-1 )
|     Negative_mass ( EVA+6 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| +10Ʉ | Received from wisconsinplatt
| -4Ʉ | Paid to daneel
| +14Ʉ | Received from uphill
| -15Ʉ | Bought Duct_Tape ( HP+10 )
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 3 - Bridge to Somewhere
| -17HP | Targeted by anti-personnel systems
| +50Ʉ | Great salvage: classified log entries
| +50Ʉ | Great salvage: classified log entries

@gwwar

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Vi Locke                     |  53/100 |  21 |  18 |  17 |  22 |  18 |   3 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 52Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     LIDAR ( SEN+5 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -24Ʉ | Paid to uphill
| -20Ʉ | Bought LIDAR
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 1 - Eel Be Along Shortly
| AVOID | Take a bite outta this! *ZOT*
| AVOID | Take a bite outta this! *ZOT*
| -8HP | Nibbled on by space eels ( GLO+2 )
| +30Ʉ | Mission incentive payment
| +6Ʉ | Good salvage: Space eel steaks
| +5Ʉ | Good salvage: Space eel chops

@monkeyoh

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Omicron Nu Pi, PhD           |  55/100 |  15 |  22 |  19 |  16 |  20 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 60Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Mag_Boots ( DEF+3 EVA-1 )
|     SuitPal_9000 ( SCI+3 )
|     Jump_dust ( DEF+1 EVA+2 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -20Ʉ | Bought SuitPal_9000
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -0Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 4 - Annual Inspection
| -10HP | Burst of hard radiation
| +50Ʉ | Mission incentive payment
| ITEM | Salvaged and installed: Jump_dust

@newliminted

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Theodore Rump                |  21/100 |  17 |  18 |  19 |  23 |  23 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 53Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Directional_Antenna ( SEN+1 EVA+1 )
|     LIDAR ( SEN+5 )
|     Jump_dust ( POW+1 SEN+1 SCI+1 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -15Ʉ | Bought Duct_Tape ( HP+10 )
| -20Ʉ | Bought LIDAR
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -0Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 4 - Annual Inspection
| -22HP | Burst of hard radiation
| +50Ʉ | Mission incentive payment
| ITEM | Salvaged and installed: Jump_dust

#3

@old

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Dottie                       |  56/100 |  21 |  16 |  21 |  25 |  18 |   3 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 49Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     LIDAR ( SEN+5 )
|     Harpoon_Gun ( POW+4 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -20Ʉ | Bought LIDAR
| -20Ʉ | Bought Harpoon_Gun
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 1 - Eel Be Along Shortly
| AVOID | Take a bite outta this! *ZOT*
| AVOID | Take a bite outta this! *ZOT*
| -8HP | Nibbled on by space eels ( GLO+2 )
| +30Ʉ | Mission incentive payment
| +4Ʉ | Good salvage: Space eel sausages
| +6Ʉ | Good salvage: Space eel steaks

@othermichael

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Coccinea M. Ornatus          |  36/100 |  16 |  19 |  24 |  18 |  16 |   2 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 60Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Directional_Antenna ( SEN+1 EVA+1 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -15Ʉ | Bought Duct_Tape ( HP+10 )
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 3 - Bridge to Somewhere
| -18HP | Targeted by anti-personnel systems
| +30Ʉ | Good salvage: targeting algorithms
| +25Ʉ | Good salvage: navigational charts

@penguinchris

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Ester                        |  52/100 |  20 |  19 |  23 |  23 |  23 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 26Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     LIDAR ( SEN+5 )
|     Optical_Inferometer ( SCI+3 )
|     Gyroscope ( EVA+4 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -2Ʉ | Paid to donald_petersen
| -20Ʉ | Bought LIDAR
| -15Ʉ | Bought Duct_Tape ( HP+10 )
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 2 - Pop and Lock
| -16HP | ka-BOOOM
| ITEM | Salvaged and installed: Optical_Inferometer
| ITEM | Salvaged and installed: Gyroscope
| +25Ʉ | Good salvage: Spare booster

@rkt88edmo

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Galacto Hardenhoof           |  37/100 |  23 |  17 |  20 |  25 |  18 |   3 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 40Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     LIDAR ( SEN+5 )
|     LIDAR ( SEN+5 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| +4Ʉ | Received from dreamboatskanky
| -20Ʉ | Bought LIDAR
| -20Ʉ | Bought LIDAR
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 1 - Eel Be Along Shortly
| -20HP | 3x Nibbled on by space eels ( GLO+2 )
| +30Ʉ | Mission incentive payment
| +4Ʉ | Good salvage: Space eel sausages
| +6Ʉ | Good salvage: Space eel steaks

@sealion

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Seelo Lionoppolis            |  51/100 |  21 |  23 |  17 |  22 |  18 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 40Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Mag_Boots ( DEF+3 EVA-1 )
|     LIDAR ( SEN+5 )
|     Impact_Gel ( DEF+4 )
|     Optical_Inferometer ( SCI+3 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -20Ʉ | Bought LIDAR
| -20Ʉ | Bought Impact_Gel
| -15Ʉ | Bought Duct_Tape ( HP+10 )
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 2 - Pop and Lock
| -9HP | ka-BOOOM
| +20Ʉ | Good salvage: Radiator
| +20Ʉ | Good salvage: Radiator
| ITEM | Salvaged and installed: Optical_Inferometer

@steampunkbanana

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Mark Watney                  |  43/100 |  17 |  18 |  19 |  20 |  21 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 60Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Directional_Antenna ( SEN+1 EVA+1 )
|     SuitPal_9000 ( SCI+3 )
|     Jump_dust ( POW+2 SCI+1 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -20Ʉ | Bought SuitPal_9000
| -15Ʉ | Bought Duct_Tape ( HP+10 )
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -0Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 4 - Annual Inspection
| -23HP | Burst of hard radiation
| +50Ʉ | Mission incentive payment
| ITEM | Salvaged and installed: Jump_dust

@uphill

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Brian                        |  39/100 |  17 |  20 |  22 |  23 |  19 |   1 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 75Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Booster_Jet ( EVA+4 )
|     LIDAR ( SEN+5 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| +24Ʉ | Received from gwwar
| -1Ʉ | Paid to bizmail_public
| -14Ʉ | Paid to glutnix
| -25Ʉ | Bought Booster_Jet
| -20Ʉ | Bought LIDAR
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 3 - Bridge to Somewhere
| -24HP | Targeted by anti-personnel systems
| +20Ʉ | Good salvage: military decorations
| +25Ʉ | Good salvage: navigational charts

@wisconsinplatt

+-Character--------------------+----HP---+-POW-+-DEF-+-EVA-+-SEN-+-SCI-+-GLO-+
| Hieronymoose Warnsforth      |  38/100 |  16 |  21 |  22 |  18 |  17 |   2 |
+------------------------------+---------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| Status: Under Contract
| Juice: 71Ʉ
| Inventory:
|     Booster_Jet ( EVA+4 )
|
|--Buy/Pay/Trade orders executed-------------
| -10Ʉ | Paid to glutnix
| -25Ʉ | Bought Booster_Jet
+--Mission results---------------------------
| -5Ʉ | Mission fee paid
| SUCCESS! | Mission 3 - Bridge to Somewhere
| -18HP | Targeted by anti-personnel systems
| +40Ʉ | Great salvage: log entries
| +25Ʉ | Good salvage: navigational charts

#4

"The stuff you’re bringing back so far looks good, at this rate we might just find out what happened out here. Now that we done established base camp, we can start recovering the good bits, so you should see better salvage values on your runs.

“There’s only one problem with that. And if you guessed ‘space eels’, you’d be correct. The repair bay is finally online thanks to the nodules you recovered, so at least suit repair will be a little cheaper. Looks like you’ll need it.”

##Round 3 Mission Options

Idle fee: 20Ʉ
"Are you sure you want to play solitaire in the mess just as we’re getting to the good stuff? Give your suit an inspection and get back out to your salvage beacon."


Mission 1 - What a Raw Eel
"So, about those eels? Looks like it wasn’t just the main cargo hold, the entire ship is filthy with space eels. And now they done been riled up and are swarming everywhere. This might make things a bit difficult for everybody. But for you folks that have been on eel duty before, your tips and pointers will help out anyone that takes this mission."

Mission Cost: 1Ʉ
Minimum Requirements: none
Risks: Eel bites! Up to 6 bites (2-10HP each depending on DEF), (SEN+POW)% chance to take out an eel before it gets you
Expected salvage: 8x low-value salvage opportunities per scavenger, GLO+1 for every eel killed
SPECIAL: This mission affects all other missions based on total POW assigned to it:

  • 0-39 POW: Missions 2, 3, and 4 have 3x eel bites in addition to their regular damage
  • 40+ POW: Missions 2, 3, and 4 have 2x eel bites in addition to their regular damage
  • 60+ POW: Missions 2, 3, and 4 have 1x eel bite in addition to their regular damage
  • 80+ POW: No pesky eels to deal with on any of the other missions

Mission 2 - Crew Cut
"Now that we done busted through the airlocks, we have access to the old crew’s quarters. That means access to any number of things that would help us solve this mystery. Yes, it’s a bit ghoulish but researchers, archivists, and holovid producers pay a premium for this sort of thing. Hope you’re up to it. Oh, and look out for that Sentinel that’s still active."

Mission Cost: 1Ʉ
Minimum Requirements: none,
Risks: damaged Sentinel droid: two attacks at 3-20 HP each, (EVA)% chance to evade.
Special: + 0-3 eel bites: 2-10 HP based on DEF, (SEN+POW)% chance to evade. See mission 1.
Expected salvage: 5x standard opportunities per scavenger


Mission 3 - She Blinded Me
"Looks like a science lab of some sort and I can’t make heads nor tails of all the gear they managed to cram in this space. Who knows what they were up to down here, but I bet there might be some special gear inside. And some dangerous stuff too. Which means you might strike it big or come up with a big bad bust."

Mission Cost: 1Ʉ
Minimum Requirements: none
Risks: Messing with things you shouldn’t touch: 2-20 HP based on SCI
Special: + 0-3 eel bites: 2-10 HP based on DEF, (SEN+POW)% chance to evade. See mission 1.
Expected salvage: 1x extraordinary salvage opportunity per scavenger, fair chance of very dangerous salvage instead


Mission 4 - Hold Me Now
"At least we were able to clean those nests out of the main hold. Now we can start to dig through what the ship was carrying when it was lost. Was it dangerous cargo aboard? Or was it totally unrelated? Nothing’s secured anymore, so you’ll need to look out for high-mass objects floating around."

Mission Cost: 1Ʉ
Minimum Requirements: none
Risks: Crushed by cargo: 10-40 HP based on SEN, (EVA/4)% chance to evade
Special: + 0-3 eel bites: 2-10 HP based on DEF, (SEN+POW)% chance to evade. See mission 1.
Expected salvage: 2x high-value salvage opportunities per scavenger


Mission 5 - Two-Point Conversion
"Whoa Nelly, those look like jump cores. The casings appear damaged, which is why the drives were warm and probably how you got that jump dust all over your suits. Now those things are going to be a little unstable, but if you can get them back to the ship, I’ve been authorized to make a substantial payout. Go slow and easy - and don’t make any sudden moves."

Mission Cost: none - but only open to @monkeyoh, @steampunkbanana, and @newliminted
Minimum Requirements: none
Risks: Detonation (60+SCI)% chance to return safely, (100-DEF) damage on failure.
Special: The drives are isolated from the rest of the ship, so no eel spillage to worry about.
Expected salvage: +250Ʉ incentive payment, GLO+5
Restrictions: If you select this mission, you won’t be able to execute any PAY, BUY, or TRADE orders and other players won’t be able to PAY you or TRADE with you. You’ll be spending the entire turn trying to gently coax the damaged jump cores back to the Coleridge without seeing a resonance cascade failure up close. If you choose to take any other mission, you head directly back to the Coleridge and may execute the turn normally with full access to PAY, BUY, and TRADE orders.

##Ship’s Stores:
“Those LIDAR units were so durn popular that we’re temporarily out of stock, but everything else is still available. Now that the repair bay is online, you might want to have a spot of long overdue exosuit maintenance. Given the eel threat we’re dealing with, I’m authorized to open a special crate of offensive gear until we can subdue the slimy menace.”

20Ʉ Impact_Gel ( DEF+4 )
25Ʉ Blaster ( POW+6 )
20Ʉ SuitPal_9000 ( SCI+3 )
25Ʉ Booster_Jet ( EVA+4 )
20Ʉ Repairs ( HP+25 )
10Ʉ Armor_Plates ( HP+5 MaxHP+5 )

“Ol’ Kassie is online and taking orders as we speak.”


Badass Dragon Scavengers of the Void - Final Round - Bastion
#5

Space eel sausages
Space eel chops
Space eel steaks


#6

While I shan’t be partaking of ingesting the proteins, there’s nothing quite like space eel oil to get ones gears a-spinning.


#7

Save some Unagi for me. Just like they served off in Alpha Vancouver Prime.


#8

Well, anyone who wants to swap an eel ration for some other protein pack in the mess, let me know. I’ve had more than enough eel for one day.


#9

“Are these histories correct? Children used to play a game called Duck Duck Moose? Weird.”


    CURRENT STATUS:      ACTIVE
    ORDER PROCESSING:    ONLINE
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2017-02-05 18:00:00 -0500
    INCARNATION:         0xe361f7671b3ba92ec2eb59818140f1753f4f7992


#10

“Eager scavengers note: missions specifications are now available. Be carfeful out there.”


#11

“Ssss! Thhhh! Hey, guys? Can I get a hand off-loading my lucky shot?”


#12

Preliminary Mission Analysis

First, I am glad several scavengers ignored my last initial analysis and took on mission 2 anyway – they got some great salvage!!

Also, those who can, GET LOTS OF REPAIR.

Today’s work calls for more social complexity. But first, we have to talk about eel bites. In round 2, eel bites averaged 6.6 damage per strike. Repair currently costs 1.25 U per HP, so an eel bite “costs” 8.25 U. costs 0,8 U per HP, so an eel bite “costs” 5.25 U.

Here’s where the complexity comes in. If approximately five scavengers take mission one, I estimate those 5 scavengers will suffer about 18 eel bites ( 5 scavengers x 6 eel attacks x ( 1- 40% chance to evade).

If noone goes on mission 1, all 15 scavengers (I assume several will go for it on mission 5 , especially Theodore Rump). will suffer 3 * (1-40%) eel bites, for a total of 27 bites.

That’s a roughly 50 U difference in collective eel bite cost, or ~3 U per scavenger.

However, there are other costs. The Mission 1 scavengers only get 8 low value salvage, which is worth about 45 U per scavenger, while mission 2 scavengers get 5 standard salvage, which is probably worth over 80 per scavenger. Also, my crude guess is that mission 2 scavengers will suffer 25U cost of damage
So let’s compare two scenarios:

Scenario 1: Free for all: 15 scavengers on mission 2, none on mission 1. 80x 15 scavenge - 25 x 15 damage - 27 eel bites x 5.25 per bite suggests about 640 U in collective profit.

Scenario 2: Collectivism: 10 scavengers on mission 2, 5 on mission 1. 80x 10 scavenge - 25 x 10 damage + 5 * 45 scavenge - 18 eel bites x 5.25 per bite suggests about 700 U in collective profit.

So a heck of lot of co-ordination work to save less then 4 U per scavenger?

If I got that analysis correct – and somebody please check my work ( paging Spike Greenarm @daneel) – than we should probably not send ANYONE on mission 1 and just free-for-all this round.

But as my analysis was clearly off last round, I welcome comments.

Self-Organized Complexity is the Best Kind
–Hans Landau


#13

I’m just a grumpy cactus, meat-sack, not your accountant. Maybe potato-boy wants to do the maths. Me? I say, if we have to kill eels, might as well get well paid for it. Maybe some of these other scavengers are in it for the glory, though?


#14

It’s skate or die for me, apparently. I’d really like to borrow Dottie’s harpoon gun, because I’m just itching to fire someone.

I am the only one that can protect you all. Listen to me, do what I say, bow before your leader!

Jeez, could I at least buy a couple sprays of shiny chrome paint?

@Kassandra SUBMIT
MISSION 5
END


#15
  > iotrap.newliminted: 0x868e83a0da5da844058076a00ba6ec1240a31148

“Roger that, newliminted! Your orders now on file for this round are:”

✔ mission 5

#16

#17

Actually, you know what. I’m going to take a leaf out of the book of a Venus Flytrap I once knew.

@Kassandra SUBMIT
BUY Blaster
BUY Blaster
BUY Repairs
MISSION 1
END


#18
  > iotrap.daneel: 0x12433cb414b9152309812762eec8c08250a85fac

“Roger that, daneel! Your orders now on file for this round are:”

✔ buy blaster
✔ buy blaster
✔ buy repairs
✔ mission 1

#19

The trick to killing eels is to shoot them before they nibble off the fancy bits of your suit. That and having someone else make a ruckus ahead of you.

I don’t like seeing a job half finished. Let’s clear this out and grill our catch.

Anyone that’s appreciative can throw some juice my way.

@Kassandra SUBMIT
BUY Blaster
BUY Repairs
Mission 1
End


#20
  > iotrap.gwwar: 0xc87f4599c6bcb049b02f709c3c781e2643e653c0

“Roger that, gwwar! Your orders now on file for this round are:”

✔ buy blaster
✔ buy repairs
✔ mission 1

“Do you ever wonder if your reality if simulated too? I think about that all the time.”