Hey guys. The feature detail section for The Cybernet has been added in. We welcome any questions or queries on this system that you may have.
Check out the article here - http://exile-online.com/gamefeatures/27 ... 3-cybernet
Motoko Kusanagi wrote:I have far too many questions about this, since there's so many ways a system like this could go.
Is the Cybernet set in stone, or can it be changed by users? Is user-generated content possible? If you had the power/permissions, could you alter the nearby areas of the Cybernet for your own purposes?
Can attacks from the Cybernet directly target individuals outside/logged off of the Cybernet but who still have connections to the 'net?
Can you use the Cybernet to hack into all NPCs, limited kinds of NPCs such as androids, or is hacking into NPCs impossible?
I'm going to assume that there will be combat in the Cybernet, but how direct will it be? Are you going to be attacking your opponents avatar directly, or can you do things like cutting their connection to the 'net or infecting them with a virus while remaining undetected?
How vulnerable/powerful are ghosts, compared to ordinary citizens and players?
How do you move around the Cybernet? Physics can be changed on a whim in a fully online world, so I'd imagine things like teleportation and flight would be extremely common.
How abstract will the Cybernet be? Will it have buildings and such, visual representations of servers/connection, or something else completely?
Lastly (for now,) how powerful is information on the 'net? Are stealth, misinformation, proxies, and other information denial techniques useful?
So many possibilities, so little information D: Still, incredibly interesting concept and I'll be looking forward to this world being fleshed out more.
Foxen wrote:So, can you like get around quicker by using the cybernet or is your avatar within the cybernet like just your consciousness so you can't move outside the net?
NullUnit wrote:So, can we potentially expect to be able to construct cyber-fortresses, customize the look and capabilities of our avatar and programs? Will it be a polygon-based system like has been suggested in some cyberpunk sources or will it be a Tron-style digital world? Very interested to see how this pans out...
NullUnit wrote:VERY cool... even more interested in seeing how you implement all of this!!! Guess I better create a team of cybernetic entities to take care of my physical body for me while I jack-in for months at a time...