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Marduc
post Apr 2 2009, 12:14 PM
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Can insect spirits, in a hybrid merge use the implanted commlink to surf the matrix?
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post Apr 2 2009, 12:27 PM
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Hybrid and Flesh form can use implants.
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Marduc
post Apr 2 2009, 12:29 PM
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But can use the matrix in the same as a normal NPC can?
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post Apr 2 2009, 01:10 PM
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Yes. The implant functions the same. This is partly why Inhabitation is quite so good.
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post Apr 2 2009, 02:27 PM
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I wouldn't see why they would want to use the matrix (it would be quite alien to their point of view). But that being said it is fully possible.
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post Apr 2 2009, 02:33 PM
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QUOTE (darthmord @ Apr 2 2009, 07:27 AM) *
Hybrid and Flesh form can use implants.

Where does it say Flesh Forms can? Unless you consider using cyberware as an "ability"..
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post Apr 2 2009, 06:49 PM
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It says in the sidebar they have access to all of the abilities of the host when they achieve a Hybrid or Flesh form (Good) merge.
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post Apr 2 2009, 08:12 PM
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Even if they couldn't use an implant, the should be able to surf the matrix using a trode rig or nanotrode paste. That just reads/interprets brain signals, and gives signals back. Doesn't involve an implant at all.
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post Apr 2 2009, 09:21 PM
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You really never know who'll you'll meet in the Matrix/Internet, do you?




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post Apr 2 2009, 09:47 PM
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QUOTE (KarmaInferno @ Apr 2 2009, 10:21 PM) *
You really never know who'll you'll meet in the Matrix/Internet, do you?


>>> Bug hosts are awesome. It's like a completely alien view of the world. Jacked up nasal tracks and really low res visuals. Kinda tingly though, guess it's a bad mapping of a sense we don't have.

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post Apr 3 2009, 12:15 AM
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QUOTE (TBRMInsanity @ Apr 2 2009, 02:27 PM) *
I wouldn't see why they would want to use the matrix (it would be quite alien to their point of view). But that being said it is fully possible.


Why use the matrix?
Because they need to if they really want to follow their new, more subtle approach to take over the world (that whole UB thing must have been a catastrophic failure from their point of view).
Hard to take over mafia families, corporations or governments secretly when they all of a sudden go offline without any explanation, right?

Of course it would be alien to them, but the same could be said about our physical world as well.
And a good merge has all the memories of the host, so it would be able to operate in the matrix with relative ease.
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post Apr 3 2009, 04:46 AM
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How about where Inhabitation functions like Posession, except where stated otherwise, and spirits cannot view AR, VR, or anything else?
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post Apr 3 2009, 11:51 AM
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Stated otherwise as in "Unlike possession spirits, hybrid form
merges can operate a direct neural interface
and the host’s cyberware (if any) continues to
function for the spirit"?
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post Apr 4 2009, 07:26 PM
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imagine the old UB with deckers using psychotropic black ICE
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post Apr 4 2009, 08:45 PM
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I'd say that it makes perfect sense for free insect spirits of the hive type to join MoSoSos. It's the closest thing available to the hive mind they have lost. Better check your online contacts twice, chummer.

QUOTE (Snow_Fox @ Apr 4 2009, 09:26 PM) *
imagine the old UB with deckers using psychotropic black ICE


The novel "2XS" by Nigel D. Findley went into that direction, but with BTLs.
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post Apr 5 2009, 03:35 PM
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Not quite, they were using 2XS to see who was strong willed enough to make a good merge. I mean with psychotropic ICE they could have people just walk up to be taken or direct friend to a 'safe' house etc. agressive recruiting without having to grab street people.
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post Apr 5 2009, 10:11 PM
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QUOTE (Snow_Fox @ Apr 5 2009, 05:35 PM) *
Not quite, they were using 2XS to see who was strong willed enough to make a good merge. I mean with psychotropic ICE they could have people just walk up to be taken or direct friend to a 'safe' house etc. agressive recruiting without having to grab street people.



Oh, sorry. I thought 2XS also had a brainwashing component, but it's been years since I read it. Anyway, I like your idea very much. Excellent adventure material.
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