United Nations Mecha Corps Piloting Academy
In 2111, the UN initiated a program to locate and train the best mecha pilots on Earth. They produced a virtual reality cockpit arcade game, that was mass produced and put in video arcades all over Europe and America where anyone could try their hand for a handful of quarters. The top performers are located and subjected to a further battery of physical, psychological and intellectual aptitude tests to determine their worth as soldiers and as pilots. The very best of the best are sent to the United Nations Mecha Corps Piloting Academy.
Everyone else goes to UNMC Reserve Academy.
"Welcome to your new home, maggots.
I'm here because I'm only second best, so I got stuck training you rejects. I need to look good. If you don't make me look good, you will be put out of sight until I can get the authorization to discharge you. If you don't understand, you better start hiding now, because that's all you're gonna do once we get started." ~~ Colonel Tripp
This is only a semi-serious RP, there will be gags and jokes and stupid adventures, all crammed into a mech piloting school. You will be playing the rejects and castoff from the UN's pilot training program. Basically, you scored high as a pilot, but were rejected from the primary program due to your scores on the physical, intellectual or psychological tests.
A few things that I know people are going to ask:
Mecha in this will come in a few different shapes. Something that should be noted is that the bigger the mecha, the more legs it needs to support itself. We will probably be dealing primarily with quadruped models.
Primary weapons will be long range, and any short range weapons will be things like plasma torches and cutters, no swords or any of that.
You will not have your own personal mech. When and if you get into a real life cockpit, it will be a government owned piece of weaponry, not your personal ride. All joyrides will be done strictly in the middle of the night without the knowledge of our superiors.
More info on the school and the machines will be forthcoming once I get some interest.