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>You are a Federation pilot
>Your commander tells you that you'll be piloting a Ball type on your next mission

How fast do you desert?
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>>13751434
>Piloting the best machine in the war
Why yes.
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>>13751434
I paint it red to ensure that I will not only survive, but kick ass.
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>>13751434
Balls take balls.

Don't be a faggot. Your job is to support those pilots who have the privilege of using a GM. Your machine is reasonably tough, maneuverable, and well-armed for its size and origins; with some proper teamwork, the right tactics, and competent piloting on your part, you can survive. Your machine also has the bonus of not fucking exploding on you like Zeon's ball equivalent, the Oggo, which you will likely never encounter and which you could probably outpilot anyway due to its pilot being an actual child.

Just be thankful you didn't get a Public, or even worse, a fucking Zanny.
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Oh yeah, I also forgot that depending on where you are and what time you're deployed at you could possibly just get thrown into a Ball Minelayer, close combat type (twin machine guns, no extra armor), K Type, etc.

You're a small, fast target with a gun well capable of seriously damaging any Zeon suit. Against late war Zeon pilots you're practically on even terms. If you're against experienced pilots, the solution isn't to panic, but to follow orders and work with your team.

The Ball can be called a last resort, but it isn't a suicide weapon. It's a numbers buffer, but that still means something. A little diddly is just that, but with the rest of your Mobile Pod team that's a whole lot of diddly. Kick some zeek ass.
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I mean, how many Balls were on the frontlines? Seems to me most of them were in the back doing menial labor and shit. If you told me I was part of a forward assault in a Ball, yeah, I'm gonna try and book it to Moon Moon or something. But if I'm just loading missiles into a carrier somewhere relatively safe, w/e.

Also, wasn't the Gundam in Thunderbolt based on a Ball??
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>>13751500
It'd have to be plenty, the Ball and GM were the two main MS/MPs used by the Federation to fight Zeon. You see loads of them just at Solomon and A Baoa Qu in the series.

If you go by Igloo, Balls were actually so good the Zeeks were a little afraid of them, even if the whole of the first Igloo was zeek wank.
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>>13751434
never mention having any family members or lovers and always talk in hotblooded super robot pilot quotes
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>>13751557
Didn't help Mr. Jiro Yamada. It's better to talk about how miserable you are. Never talk about your plans in life after the current conflict, your past, or basically any information about yourself either. Your bunk has to be completely barren. No family photos, no trinkets, no mementos, nothing other than maybe a silly alarm clock.

Also, make sure you hang out with one particular female bridge officer very often, but never show any actual interest in her. Last and certainly least, if your commander tells you to ignore saving the life of one person, disobey him/her without even thinking about it.
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>>13751475
Fuck that, I'd rather have the Zanny. At least it could use some MS weapons and I wouldn't by stuck in a fucking floating coffin, okay I'd still be in a Floating coffin but it wouldn't be a working pod with a fucking gun strapped to the top.

Serious that thing in reality should have horrible balance. If someone told me I was going to be in a Ball I'd either desert, or frag his ass. Fuck most likely some mix of the two.
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>>13751591
This isn't about reality, it's about the Universal Century, and there, Balls work fine. Do yours?
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>>13751500
No, that was the Gundam in Crossbone
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>>13751591
>Taking shit about Balls
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>>13751606
They do, thanks for being concerned about my health.

Know what else works? Mynbrain. And it in that situation is screaming, 'don't be a moron and get in that thing, run' I'm Shirk Amara level ball pilot bad ass, I know and realize this, as such if its combat...and not just being in the back doing meanial shit, I'm not getting in one.

Better to be a giant pussy than dead.
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Is it the Shiro plot armour custom?
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>>13751475
>>13751493
>Ball
>maneuverable
At least they will probably have to go through a bunch of GMs to get to you.

>>13751608
That turd Atlas has a Ball core as its cockpit block. Incidentally Thunderbolt is fucking shit and the creator has no idea what he's doing since a Ball is actually like three times that size and the MS has nowhere to put a reasonable reactor.
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>>13751660
No, it's a K-Type

>>13751670
>maneuverable.
Yes. It's not shown off in MSG where their sole job is to job and work with GMs, but you see Balls moving around at MS speeds and the like in both 08th MS with Shiro's K Type and in Igloo with multiple squadrons of Balls.
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>>13752317
That is the Shiro plot armor one
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>>13751434
> pilot Ball type by commander's order
> customize own Ball with magnetic coating before sortie
> brawling zeek's MS to it's own metal scrap like the fist of north star

be fear, fucking spacenoid!
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>>13751580
be the smug asshole with a heart of gold like kai
that gives you at least 50% chance of surviving
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>>13752370
A Ball's arms wouldn't put a dent in a Zaku
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>>13752418
If 08th is anything to go by you can at least wrestle with a Zaku, but only briefly.
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>>13752418
Why not? Balls are made from Titanium and Zakus are just made with Steel.
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>>13751434
>Put a gundam face on it
>Survive up until UC. 136
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>>13752447
Balls lack the servo strenght, simply put. Their manipulators don't have the muscle to do damage. You'd be better off ramming a Zaku if you wanted to melee him to death in a Ball. It'd be safer and smarter to use the recoilless cannon.
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>>13752336
K-types are supposed to be up-armored compared to regular Balls, but as you say.
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>>13752448
>THE GUNDAM IS 100 METERS TALL WITH A LARGE CANNON ON IT'S HEAD
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>>13752478
Maybe.
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>>13751434
Gee, I wonder who could be behind that post
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>>13752449
Bullshit in Fed vs Zeon I smack the shit out of zeek mobile suit with my ball
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>>13752654
Well never mind then, keep smashing zeeks.
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Your squadron commander comes up to you and offers you a choice.

1. You sortie the next mission in a Ball; you spend the majority of the mission in the field; or
2. You sortie the next mission in a Public; your task is to go in with the first wave, fire some anti-ship missiles and return to base.
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>>13752689
Where exactly is the fighting?
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>>13752697

space
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>>13752705
Yes, but where in space? There's several Sides, multiple Zeon space forts, the Earth and the Moon, etc. and all were their own battlefields.

Frankly though I think I'd take the Ball. A Ball at least has a chance to take a hit or make a kill as well as run away properly, a Public has only a few defense weapons and even with its payload gone it'd maneuver badly and could legitimately die in one shot, unlike a Ball.
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>>13752757
The Superball looks like it'd be pretty fast.
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>>13752757
>RBX-80F
>How should we design the new Ball?
>Shuttlecock?
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>>13752757
back off. that RB-79FA is mine.

gonna coat it entirely with black paint and adapt mirage colloid to it so I can snipe in stealth.

might also attach some kind of funnel system composed of tinier miniaturized versions of balls.

Nobody'll miss me when i die anyway. Nothing of value will be lost.

"See you space cowboys. I'm'nna carry this weight."
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Why hello there.

This is quite a nice thread you have here. It'd be a terrible shame if something were to happen to it.
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>>13753277
Back off mofo. Don't make me walk all over you.
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>>13753277
>ghost fighter
>relevant

>>13753284
Xabungle as fuck.
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>>13751434
>>You are a Federation pilot

that's a joke right?
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>>13751434
You evolve
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>>13752654
>I smack the shit out of zeek mobile suit with my ball
>with my ball
Ouch anon, that gonna hurt
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>>13752725
I'd rather public.

If I live I can come back from the battle feeling a tad more heroic
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>>13753539
Where is that from? That's the atlas gundam right? I'd like to know so I can buy/download said source of this image.
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>>13751434
i think you mean, how fast do you win
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>>13751434
>You are a Federation pilot
Deserted right there
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>>13751434
Deserting on a chance to fuck up some pompous zeek ass?

Never.

Feds could put me in bicycle for all I care. Zeeks would come to fear me as the Red Huffy.
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>>13751457
and go three times as fast
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>>13751434
Paint it stupid color, get a ridiculous haircut, act autistic, enjoy plot armor.

Get a Gundam next time.
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>>13752453
>K-types are supposed to be up-armored compared to regular Balls,

Even the Gundam could not take 120mm gun fire at point blank range and not even so much as suffer a scratch.
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>>13754722
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>>13751434
>You are a Federation pilot
>Your commander tells you that you'll be piloting a Ball type on your next mission

it was all a ruse so i could place c4 on their GMs
I was a zeon spy all along
fucking fed trash with their shitty balls
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Ok so one ball probs couldn't beat a Zaku, but what if two balls teamed up together?
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>>13754724
Wasn't the entire opening scene just the Gundam tanking 120mm at point blank?

>>13754780
One Ball could beat a Zaku with some skill and effort, two balls could definitely do it.
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>>13751434
Can't I just have a captured Zaku with a GM machine gun? I love those things.
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>>13754918
Yeah actually.
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>>13754901
With its hand no less.

The biggest problem with K type being uparmoured is there is absolutely nothing about its design that allows for extra armour nor much of any reason to not build other Balls like that considering. It would have to be made out of fucking luna titanium otherwise heavy armoured Balls would have dominated the battlefield for their cost:performance ratio.
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>>13751670
>the MS has nowhere to put a reasonable reactor.
We haven't had a "reasonable" gundam for several series now. I'd just shrug that off. They'll retcon in another "prototype" or something again later.

Like how the "B Gundam inspired the giant Zeong," maybe the Thunderbolt Atlas has a tiny little Ball to replace the Core Booster as an experiment.
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>>13754939
>several series
Considering SEED, 00, G-Reco, and IBO specifically showed the power sources of their Gundams and most have Gundams with their cockpits designed around them I have no idea what the fuck you're talking about.
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>>13752757
mfw no ball shmup game
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I'll just use my made skills as a pilot by crashing into a zaku and hijacking it
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What the fuck is a "mobile pod" anyway
did they seriously need a special snowflake title for the fucking Ball?
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I`ll slap the inferior officer and get in my custom GM.Then utilize my plot armour I`ll use my twin beam sabers to eviscerate every single zeek on the battlefield.
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>>13762220
>I`ll use my twin beam sabers to eviscerate every single zeek on the battlefield.

yeah then get destroyed by a Dom
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>>13762237
You are forgetting the plot armour my special snowflake MS will have.
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>>13762263
two can play at that game friend
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>>13762276
Ok,you win.Zeonese MS automatically possess moar plot armour due to being made by Zeon.
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>>13751434
never.
all that zeon scum...
someone's gotta do the dirty work
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Can I pilot a Saberfish instead?
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>>13751434
Depends on the ball.
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>>13751444
>>13751475
>>13754681
>>13762299
True Federation Heroes. You are beacons of light in this thread full of cowardly zeeks.
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how cheap are ball models? I wonder if i could make mirror dice out of em
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>>13769146
The HG Ball comes as a two set.
The MG Ball is very cheap for a MG.
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>>13751434
These things were always well designed. You could tell that the were maintenance vehicles repurposed for combat.
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