You are in the pod bay, at the computer.
You type RUN POD_HELPER.EXE
A new window comes up, with a header that says POD MANAGEMENT.
There are three subpanels, and the arrow keys move between them. The first two simply say POD EMPTY, while the third shows ERROR: EJECT FAULT
You hear a whirring noise from behind you, then a series of clicks. A window dings up, indicating success.
You should tweet @Eisenstern to ask to get added to the QM list.
Also, you should learn how to archive threads at suptg.
Make sure you have tags on it the first time you archive it, if you do. Tags are important, as is putting a comma followed by a space between them.
Crank dat valve lock thing in zero G's
[Thanks, I've sent him a message!]
After a surprisingly long struggle to get the door open (apparently getting a firm footing in zero-g is a pain, who knew?) you get the hatch open. Inside is some sort of capsule with a hatch and a small window.
A strapped in space suit occupies the single seat in the pod..
The hatch opens easily.
[I just used a single word the first time and I stuck with it. Next game I make will be properly formatted. I'm new at this.]
You remove the body from the capsule and then from the suit. In that order. The body is remarkably well preserved. It doesn't even smell. Even so, you can tell it has been a while since... Tom died. He's wearing a generic jumpsuit with brass rank insignia pinned to his shoulders.
The simplistic space suit has a battery and a filter. Both of which seem to be depleted. Why did Tom have to die with the suit running? That was rude.
Looks like it contains a beacon, a large chair in which to sit, and a screen with a keypad on the chair. The screen is displaying a terminal prompt that mirrors the one on the wall. It looks like this was designed more like an escape pod than anything more useful in daily life. Maneuverability is probably limited.
> ERROR POD_HELPER.EXE HAS CRASHED
It's a literal mirror of the other screen. They now both display this error message. It seems running a command podhelper doesn't recognize crashes the program.
Getting out of the pod to check you bonk the back of your head on the lip of the capsule. You rub the raised lump on the back of your head and wince. Your neck hurts a little too.
The computer displays a similar success prompt as before, and you hear a clunk from the rightward pod bay.
This stupid station sucks. It's short on everything but corpses and monsters.
It did nothing you can see.
Pod 1 is just a big empty tube with a slot that looks like an umbilical cable interface.
These pods are most likely ejected with cold gas, you're somewhat familiar with the system from when you served on a missile cruiser.
[@#$! left, right what's the difference (facepalm)]
The program warns you that the hatch is open.
It does seem to be a cold gas ejection system. Although only three of the ports opened. The fourth remains closed. There's an access panel next to it you could open with a magnetic driver.
Just the kind of thing we'd find in Engineering...
>hatch is open
Well, that's why we should
>Close it back up.
Before running POD_HELPER.EXE and ARMing it.
Although maybe we can change tacks and try SYSTEM_LINK.EXE
You conclude you're going to have to at least VISIT engineering.
You closed the hatch on the pod and pushed the bay door most of the way closed before trying any commands. It seemed like enough at the time.
> ONE DEVICE FOUND
Your wrist buzzes. It has a popup that is asking if you would like to pair with the mainframe.
Your watch now displays a copy of the mainframe screen. Tapping on your watch doesn't bring up any keyboard, so it looks like you can't interact with it.
Huh, what kind of cameras do they use.
The lights are broken in two of those places.
If it's thermal we could flip the lights break switch to OFF. This is some straight-up Five Nights at Freddy's power budgeting shit.
You enter CYCLE. A window pops up. Due to the round shape of your watch, the corners are truncated to fill the screen fully.
It looks to be low-quality color IR cameras, nightvision capable.
You switch pods off.
Air Hndlrs - on
Art Grav - off
Att Ctrl - off
Comp - on
Doors - off
Lights - on
Srgry/Med - off
Engr - off
Wtr Prf - off
Hydro - off
Pods - off
Blank - on
Blank - on
Blank - off
It gets dark. The glow of the screen and the emergency lights illuminate the room. The sound of doors closing echoes from above.
You wait for the cycle to loop. It takes about 10 seconds to switch through each camera. Medical shows only static, the camera must be damaged. You don't see the monster on the cycle.
Flipping Att. Ctrl on, the station shudders and you hear a noise somewhere between a hard drive spinning and a washing machine with marbles in it. The room seems to shift and you have to grab the ladder before your face smacks into it.
The noise and movement fade.
Surgical no longer has a table, and the door in the floor is still open.
You stealthily float up the ladder. The emergency lighting provides just enough light to navigate.
Sorry for the short night, but I need to call it. I have class in 8 hours. Don't know if I'll be able to get on tomorrow, but I'll try.
As always, twitter will be updated with the link to the next thread. @sZsSUGltNA
You still need to archive it so people will see it.
click on "Click Here For Request Interface".
Fill out the fields carefully since you can only do it once and it's irrevocable.
>it's on the archive
No it isn't?
The latest archived threads would be listed
immediately. Same with being in the tag--
>44741877 Trapped in Da'ta Quest 12 Hamburglar enters a Rafe. Other stuff happens.... maybe Collective Game, Trapped in Da'ta Quest, The headmaster, trapped in a video game, trapped in a MMO, fresh start 2016-01-13 0
Oh, so naive and new.
No, there's hostility and trolling that's commonplace. You have fallen victim to a spiteful misarchivist.
It's probably not this guy >>44742947
Who was probably inspired by the, 'learn2archive' post earlier...
It can't be fixed. Not by you anyway.
It can only be prevented by archiving first.
Like, this guy appears to have struck and archived it 29 minutes ago if the server timestamp is accurate.
So you have to beat him next time.
The biggest guys go for archiving as soon as they start, yeah.
This guy is subtler than what the old misarchivists did. He actually makes it look like a quest that actually exists, instead of just putting a bunch of insults in all fields.
He did similar trolling of some Naruto fanfic quest.
>44741625 Pokemon Quest #128 Heading North, and taking the bait.
Well at least he admits the thread is bait right there.
>44741389 Maverick Hunter Quest 62 In which our hero takes an art class.
Trolling is a art.
>You've seen this symbol before. Reflecting on where brings back a swarm of rather hot, sticky impressions that are altogether unpleasant.
Of course, the space condom corporation.