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Do not get me wrong, I like the idea of gems having weapons of their own and all, but the thought came to mind that maybe they could have ranged weapons like semi-automatic rifles or just guns in general? With an army you can have a lot of soldiers, but to decrease the chances of losing more gems to rebels/aliens? Something that is standard, like say you only have those weapons your given, you have a rifle or pistol but your secondary can be the weapon the gem comes with.
I was thinking something like, "HomeWorld Weapons Development Program." Or HWDP for short. I was gonna make it but before I do I was gonna throw the idea out there.
Normally weapons like these are used for ranged attacks, however if a target is to be taken out swiftly from a distance you have those kinds of weapons. Sure, you have bows and crossbows, but I figured HomeWorld could kinda remove those old fashion weapons and mass produce something more potent. Energy weapons more specifically. I mean, Gems are advanced enough to have weapons like that.
I was also thinking of added armor to help protect against explosives like grenades, or military weapons that humans use. All to an extent of course. This would also help with protection against Corrupt gems and weapons be used to take them out easier. Also, rebels could also get a few of these through smuggling, just to make things interesting.
Hm, so you can actually have weapons outside of your summoned-weapon that are designed by Homeworld, as my character has one herself. You can also have weapons that humans normally wield as well, however you have to pass the the former by NJ or an Administrator just to be sure it stays in the realm of what is balanced site-wise.
As for your idea for a in-character program, I would look into making a Faction that represents this, and ask NJ if the faction can be in charge of designing weaponry for Homeworld which can be distributed to players if they like.
Understand, however, that this will require a lot of balancing. As this will get Homeworld character's a very large advantage in terms of an expanded arsenal and much more, also keep in mind that Homeworld Characters with higher power can call in support through NPC's, and things of that nature and already have a lot of assets at their disposal, adding these weapons should accompany things like durability of these weapons, cooldown on their fire rate and things of that nature. There's no real action system on this forum, so if someone has something like a laser-rifle with high rates of fire--measuring how many shots can be delivered in a post and things of that nature will have to be kept in mind as well. Which may also be too complicated for roleplayers who are simply looking for a good time, and aren't really interested in combat.
This Roleplay is a prequel to Steven Universe to an extent with some slight retconing and its own progression to the story that will turn out differently to how stuff plays out in the show.Thanks to the message by Rose Quartz several gems are rising up to protect Earth and have labelled themselves as the Crystal Gems. Others on earth are remaining aligned to Homeworld though despite the isolation of Earth from Homeworld
All gems on earth are still stranded, the communication hub is still offline and all the space warps are shattered, it has now been revealed that this is the work of Rose Quartz and her small group known as the Crystal gems. They have rebelled against Homeworld and have chosen to protect the Earth (Trapping themselves on Homeworld to keep the warps down).
Now both sides are fighting among themselves along with fighting against the 'Corruption' a virus is infecting many gems turning most of them into mindless monsters, but those with a stronger will seem to becoming something more sinister.
The Game has changed now. The question has finally been posed, are you against Homeworld or allied with them. Or do you have your own agenda that may or may not been assisted by the ‘Corruption’. Regardless the seeds have been placed down and although it is only the beginning the fight for or against Earth and the corruption has begun. The choice is yours for how it is shaped on the Original Steven Universe Roleplay Site.
Orginal Opening Plot Here Thread That Changed Everything
Differances Between the Roleplay and the Show
*Thanks to Rose Quartz' message the Gems on Earth are entirely aware that the Homeworld Gems intend to wipe out the human race.
*The "corruption" is being treated like a virus due to lack of info about it on the show.
*Garnet, Pearl and Rose are assumed capture on Homeworld
*Garnet,Pearl and Rose broke the space warps to delay Homeworld
*Thanks to Roses Message gems now know what the Kindergarten was used for