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Sybil virus: Clues and wild speculations

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« Reply #30 on: <05-21-13/2106:00> »
You like them dissonants don't 'cha? Can't blame you though, I think they're pretty neat.
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« Reply #31 on: <05-21-13/2135:56> »
Can someone please tell me what goes on in Storm Front?
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« Reply #32 on: <05-21-13/2207:33> »
Can someone please tell me what goes on in Storm Front?
A lot of shit blows up.

No, seriously, a lot of shit blows up. I'm not being facetious. Singularly unhelpful, but not facetious.
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« Reply #33 on: <05-21-13/2210:39> »
Also, if you want to know what goes on in a book, buy it. Not trying to be mean, but writers gotta eat too ya know.

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« Reply #34 on: <05-21-13/2211:38> »
Can someone please tell me what goes on in Storm Front?
This.  ;D
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« Reply #35 on: <05-21-13/2218:05> »
Can someone please tell me what goes on in Storm Front?
A lot of shit blows up.

No, seriously, a lot of shit blows up. I'm not being facetious. Singularly unhelpful, but not facetious.

He is being entirely accurate. : ) For instance, I got to blow up Denver. Great big bloody chunks of Denver. Great fun.

My girlfriend was so sad (she's from there).

CanRay's post? Also accurate! (Also an accurate description of RIFTS, but that's neither here nor there.)
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« Reply #36 on: <05-21-13/2248:28> »
Also, if you want to know what goes on in a book, buy it. Not trying to be mean, but writers gotta eat too ya know.

I'm not trying to be an inconsiderate prick either, but being unemployed makes it hard to buy such books.
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« Reply #37 on: <05-21-13/2250:49> »
Can someone please tell me what goes on in Storm Front?
This.  ;D

I love that movie.
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« Reply #38 on: <05-21-13/2321:13> »
I hear you. Basically the answer is a summation of humongous events that are going to change the SR world. If you can buy a book, this is a great one.

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« Reply #39 on: <05-21-13/2332:16> »
You like them dissonants don't 'cha? Can't blame you though, I think they're pretty neat.

Partly, it's because I feel they're very underutilized.  Taking Twilight Horizon as an example, they'd have been far, far better for some parts of that plotline than what was done - but it seems like the writer had completely forgotten that they existed.

Besides, they're kind of awesome as villains.  Just consider all the terrifying tthings you can build a NORMAL technomancer to do, and crank that all up to 11.
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« Reply #40 on: <05-21-13/2356:14> »
Hey RHat, did you ever see this? The Frenzy Dissonant virus: http://crimsondude.tumblr.com/post/13382267276/non-canon-bonus-artifacts-unbound-material




Oh, this reply post to my linking to it earlier is delightful: http://forums.shadowrun4.com/index.php?topic=9067.msg161002#msg161002

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« Reply #41 on: <05-22-13/0038:02> »
I'd like to see more dissonants, I mean, as a usually hacker player it'd give me Cool StuffTM to do. Unlike other "Threats" in the future they don't sound stupid to me, but that's do to my general hatred of "Epic Tier" events, and characters.

I will give them the mark of  LEGITIMATELY INTERESTING
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« Reply #42 on: <05-22-13/0221:43> »
"Threats" isn't the term for "Epic Tier", or anything - it's things like bug spirits, shedim, toxics and twisted...

Crimsondude:  That is AWESOME.  Of course, from the Dissonant angle...  Is there any reason that couldn't use Pryon as an infection vector?  Think about it - guy goes around making incidental contact with a bunch of people (shaking their hand, brushing past them, "accidentally" reaching for something at the same time as they do...); there's a lot of things you could do with a bunch of people going berserk on command.
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« Reply #43 on: <05-22-13/0556:03> »
Honestly, that's probably close. It's just a question if all the people infected have nanites. Miles Lanier doesn't iirc.

Miles Lanier doesn't have any nanite enhancements, but he does have cyberware. I remember reading somewhere, cybertechnology I think, that they use nanites to connect and maintain the links between the meat and the ware. Could be he went in for maintenance and in the process, one of the e-entities hijacked the process. Not enough to immediately take control, but enough to establish a "beachhead". Then slowly, as Lanier connects to the matrix, it begins mapping the brain, then starts making modifications. Eventually, it makes enough changes that it can start giving the victim sort of "post hypnotic commands", where the subject is asleep, he will automatically connect to the matrix. Further changes are made, eventually allowing the entitiy to actually "possess" the victim. Then its a matter of taking full control, if possible.

Same could be said for Leonization treatments, I remember reading somewhere that nanites are used in the procedure. Another kind of freaky idea is that one article from stormfront about the advertising nanites on the pamphlet. Could suggest that someone/thing is actively "recruiting".
Nothing really springs to mind.

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« Reply #44 on: <05-22-13/1115:01> »
Also, if you want to know what goes on in a book, buy it. Not trying to be mean, but writers gotta eat too ya know.

I'm not trying to be an inconsiderate prick either, but being unemployed makes it hard to buy such books.
There's always this.
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