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Praetorianus August 15th, 2015 3:01pm

You are squad leader in an interplanetary war. Your squad has been decimated, the objective to destroy an enemy outpost failed. Your onboard AI tells you that you have enough energy left to either bail out or ram the outpost, which would destroy it.

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mathew1034
08/17/15 3:21 am

If the planet is survivable I'd bail and try and continue the fight from their guerilla/predator style. Or if its not survivable then my effective use is Kamikaze.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/17/15 12:21 am

If we will win the war anyway, despite my squad's poor performance, bail out and lived to enjoy it. If we will lose the war anyway, I have nothing to lose, and am probably ramming them.

mac Oregon
08/16/15 8:15 pm

Live to fight another day is always best-

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ishady 86451132020
08/16/15 2:02 pm

For just an outpost? No.
Now a shipyard or an enemy capital city, dive in.

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JointOps07 North Carolina
08/16/15 12:54 pm

Hmm, I'd've rammed the place in the first place :P

JointOps07 North Carolina
08/16/15 12:56 pm

Me and my team could bail out while the AI pilot rams the basf :P

MrTony Colorado
08/16/15 11:07 am

Only if you know not a single member of your team still has a pulse, then it's time to head back, fill out the reports, talk with recon, get a new team and get going.

ronderman North Carolina
08/15/15 3:45 pm

Complete the mission.

Now how do I fly this stupid ship??

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Korosensei Maine
08/15/15 3:44 pm

Depends on the importance of the objective if it was some random base that we could easily come back and take in out if it was an outpost that needed to be silenced or we would lose I'd kamikaze

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tkmurph
08/15/15 1:44 pm

Depends on how important the objective is, if it'll end the war, definitely taking one for the team, but otherwise I'll live to fight another day.

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MarketSocialist
08/15/15 12:41 pm

Allahu akbar motherfuckers.

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HankPym
08/15/15 12:05 pm

Not enough information. How valuable am I to my world? Am I a powerful leader that is a great strategist? How valuable is what I'm destroying? Will it cripple the enemy entirely? Is there enough room to try again with a different squad? Need more.

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TimothyHorne27 North Carolina U.S.
08/15/15 11:50 am

I should be able to bail out and still hit my mark. Even if I don't I can still finish things off on the ground. Besides it's just an outpost. If it's the death star and final victory can be achieved then yes I will kamikaze to save the galaxy.

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DavidB5356 West Hollywood
08/15/15 10:46 am

Knowing that most wars are pretty billsh!t I'm bailing. It's probably over resources. I'm out.

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14573 Scary Numbers
08/15/15 10:32 am

My squads dead. I need to finish this.


LEEERRROOOYYY>>>>>>>>

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PrinceOberyn Vive LEmpereur
08/15/15 9:59 am

Feign retreat, lure enemy into friendly space, regroup and destroy them.

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d6410 Texas
08/15/15 9:33 am

I'd bail. I'm not going to try and pretend to be valiant.

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jmahippo Texas
08/15/15 9:04 am

Depends if o have a family back home

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
08/15/15 8:40 am

Tough, but if I'm the only one to complete the objective after a massive engagement and the fate of a civilization lies in the balance, I must engage in seppuku.

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Korosensei Maine
08/15/15 3:45 pm

But then you can't steer the ship kamikaze would be a far more useful suicide

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
08/15/15 8:16 am

Do I live or die if I bail out in this scenario? Typically, if you eject a spacecraft in space, you're going to die anyway & if I'm going to die anyway, I might as well hit the outpost.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
08/15/15 9:20 am

Should have used a different wording. Bail out here doesn't mean eject but turn tail, leave the battlefield and return to safe territory.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
08/15/15 10:07 am

Oh. In that case, it depends on how much I believe in whatever I'm fighting for, what the ramifications might be if I leave the outpost in tact, etc. I'm very likely to bail if I believe the war is just political BS.

rons screw politicians
08/15/15 8:15 am

Depends. Is my AI a hot humanoid?

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rons screw politicians
08/15/15 8:15 am

Depends. Is my AI a hot humanoid?

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
08/15/15 8:03 am

I like to live to see another day like most people, but if I don't finish the mission, the losses would be in vain, so I hope I'd have the strength to finish it.

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sea California
08/15/15 10:28 am

Depends. Does the entire war hinge on this battle? If not, I'm retreating so that I can live to fight in another battle.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
08/15/15 10:53 am

The way I describe it, it's NOT decisive, you were attacking an outpost, not the main force. If you retreat, it just means you failed to destroy that outpost. The war would go on.

miketv1 Stillwater, OK
08/15/15 8:08 pm

But now another squad has to come and complete the mission, and if they are that well defended, will likely take similar losses.