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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #270 on: 17 February 2013, 02:04:40 »
Well with the reunification of FWL, is taking old league worlds really good idea for the MH? I mean even weaken as it is the FWL is a bit more for the MH to take on.
The FWL isn't weakened, it's gone.  None of the remnant states are going to attacks the Hegemony for picking up a few independent worlds, they're too busy fighting each other, or fighting for survival against encroaching foreign powers.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #271 on: 17 February 2013, 04:10:57 »
The FWL isn't weakened, it's gone.  None of the remnant states are going to attacks the Hegemony for picking up a few independent worlds, they're too busy fighting each other, or fighting for survival against encroaching foreign powers.

I believe cavalier1685 is talking about the reunification of the FWL under Captain Jessica Halas-Hughes Marik (talk about a mouthful) in 3139.  Which, of course, is more than half a century after the post-Jihad time period we were discussing.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #272 on: 18 February 2013, 06:27:20 »
I believe cavalier1685 is talking about the reunification of the FWL under Captain Jessica Halas-Hughes Marik (talk about a mouthful) in 3139.  Which, of course, is more than half a century after the post-Jihad time period we were discussing.

Yes I am didn't know what time period your discussing my bad :)

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #273 on: 18 February 2013, 12:38:33 »
Thatsnot happening for a long time. Rhere are no psychics in the game so they can't look 60 years in the future to see that the FWL gets back togerher. They're doing what is good for what they forsee for their future.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #274 on: 16 April 2013, 02:22:11 »
So, now that Era Report 3145 has not only confirmed that Niops has lost any battlearmor/PA(L) production facilities, and has assigned them the Periphery RAT with a -1 modifier (same as the other little Periphery powers), anyone care to speculate on what kind of production, and what likely designs, Niops has been able to recover by the 3130s-3145 range?
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #275 on: 16 April 2013, 02:51:37 »
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #276 on: 17 April 2013, 01:59:29 »
hi guys, what's a niops association?

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #277 on: 17 April 2013, 08:19:48 »
hi guys, what's a niops association?

This.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #278 on: 17 April 2013, 08:30:15 »
That looks rather like a google, not a niops! :P

(They both sound like fantastical creatures though.)

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #279 on: 17 April 2013, 16:35:28 »
 ;D Kit....smartass...... ;D
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #280 on: 17 April 2013, 19:58:45 »
Hey he's a writer, give him some slack. So he took the hard way out.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #281 on: 17 April 2013, 21:57:28 »
hi guys, what's a niops association?

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #282 on: 17 April 2013, 22:07:30 »
I never really saw us as NOD... ???

Crazy Tesla Coil wielding Red Alert Soviets, maybe. ;D


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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #283 on: 17 April 2013, 22:20:03 »
I never really saw us as NOD... ???

Crazy Tesla Coil wielding Red Alert Soviets, maybe. ;D

He's a reasonable visual stand-in for Col Gorky Zubok. Although I suppose there's also Yuri

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #284 on: 17 April 2013, 22:26:36 »
...wow. It just occurred to me that I was still working at my last job when FGC-verse was, like, active and well-known. That was, what, 2009? 2010?
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #285 on: 17 April 2013, 22:39:51 »
...wow. It just occurred to me that I was still working at my last job when FGC-verse was, like, active and well-known. That was, what, 2009? 2010?

Yes. I was doing my technical writing cert at the time, so that is the correct time frame.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #286 on: 17 April 2013, 22:51:00 »
This.

i find it funny this thread is the 2nd result on that search. there really isn't much on niops is there?

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #287 on: 17 April 2013, 23:36:54 »
i find it funny this thread is the 2nd result on that search. there really isn't much on niops is there?

Pretty fringy even for BattleTech.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #288 on: 18 April 2013, 09:41:06 »
Pretty fringy even for BattleTech.

What we lack in numbers we make up for with obnoxiousness, er, enthusiasm.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #289 on: 18 April 2013, 12:29:04 »
Hey, what other faction has elves in UrbanMechs?
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #290 on: 18 April 2013, 16:24:02 »
Hey, what other faction has elves in UrbanMechs?

 The Jarn folk?
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #291 on: 18 April 2013, 17:07:38 »
The JàrnFòlk have no BattleMechs.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #292 on: 18 April 2013, 17:09:16 »
I thought they were Space Vikings, too.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #293 on: 18 April 2013, 19:41:15 »
What we lack in numbers we make up for with obnoxiousness, er, enthusiasm.

Yeah, that's it.
That's obniopsiousness.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #294 on: 18 April 2013, 19:44:43 »
I thought they were Space Vikings, too.
Well, elves do come from pretty much the same Northern European over-culture as the Vikings.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #295 on: 18 April 2013, 20:42:21 »
So, now that Era Report 3145 has not only confirmed that Niops has lost any battlearmor/PA(L) production facilities, and has assigned them the Periphery RAT with a -1 modifier (same as the other little Periphery powers), anyone care to speculate on what kind of production, and what likely designs, Niops has been able to recover by the 3130s-3145 range?

i'd love to speculate.. but i don't have the Periphery RAT's with which to base my speculations on. :(

i would imagine that Niops is now limited to whatever they can buy/steal/salvage the same way other small periphery nations are, though i would hope that the remains of their once mighty workshops could at least be up to the task of building spare parts.


hmm.. we know in the past Niops could build copies of SLDF mechs. even after their workshop based industry got damaged so badly, why couldn't they be able to produce mechs still, just at a less complex tech level? they should be able to build Primitives at the very least. those should require less resources and less work to build than SLDF level stuff.
something on par with a Primative TDR-1C Thunderbolt should be easily within their reach.

i would hope however that they still have some SLDF tech units tooling around to provide backbone to their forces..

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #296 on: 18 April 2013, 21:08:59 »
I can see them producing a SLDF Royal every 6 months or so, by hand. With another 3 micro-factories producing 3 more non-SLDF tech.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #297 on: 19 April 2013, 15:46:52 »
The JàrnFòlk have no BattleMechs.

 Wow... it was a joke...
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #298 on: 20 May 2013, 20:05:09 »
One thing I picked up on from earlier in the thread is the issue of the Capellan refugees' ethnicity/culture.

According to the AToW data in ER:3145, the secondary languages listed are Arabic, Bulgarian, and Urdu. I'm not sure if there's a similar entry for the Association in FM:3085, however.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #299 on: 22 June 2013, 04:01:37 »
Out of curiosity, how close is the Niops Association from Novo Franklin? The fluff says that its only a few light years away & within easy reach. That implies that they're within one or two jumps of each other. Would that mean Novo Franklin is close to the FWL border?