Q&A Session!

One week open and we met with a lot of our active players to talk about the sim - the lore - the world & the rules! 

[12:05] Maze (maze.ormega): Hey everyone! So a couple things at the top. The HUD is coming in beta next week That is going to bring EXP and currency into the system along with a more solid record of your skills.

[12:06] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): There's a preview of the hud up on the board behind us - it looks dope.

[12:06] Maze (maze.ormega): Second... as of this moment we are taking story teller, and builder applications. Story tellers should contact me and Builders should contact Saullt.

[12:09] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): We are in 2131

[12:09] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): The facility opened 45 years ago

[12:09] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): By Tadashi Takahara, a well known philanthropist billionaire, owner and founder of NANTEC

[12:13] Ⓡαρh™ (raphael2376): actually i got a Question: what sort of alcohol is prevalent down here,m like, easilly obtainable

[12:13] Ⓡαρh™ (raphael2376): - id assume we'd eventually have to brew our own

[12:13] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): I mean yeah, but we have fully functioning crops and stuff, so just about everything is accessible I imagine.

[12:13] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): At this point we're already having to brew our own, most likely.

[12:13] - ̗̀ sɪʀ ʟᴇʟᴇ  ̖́-  (leledonuto): i know we have plant farms down here, but how about cattle? is it raised in determined sizes? is it cloned from cells and artifically fabricated?

[12:13] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Unless you have some old vintage or you grabbed it from a surface run, it's farm grown or synthesized

[12:14] Maze (maze.ormega): Meat is probably all vat grown

[12:14] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Vat grown.  By necessity.  Cattle are all mutated.

[12:14] Maze (maze.ormega): This place would have been an experiment in self sustainability so it was an ideal place to have to shelter down

[12:15] Maze (maze.ormega): lets do the old o/ if you have a question.

[12:15] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Okay, so the facility opened 45 years ago

[12:15] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Around 2089, a virus broke out on the surface that started to wipe out mankind

[12:15] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Sorry about the timing.

[12:15] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): As things got progressively worse, no cure could be found, but it was discovered that it did not travel via water

[12:16] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): So, The Varuna Project became...popular

[12:16] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): At first, it was marketed only to billionaire 1% types, but as things got progressively worse on the surface

[12:16] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): More people started to cash in life savings etc to get here

[12:16] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): The facility became overrun when it became clear that this was...quite literally their only chance to survive

[12:17] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): There are other colonies, elsewhere on earth

[12:17] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): But we don't have any direct contact with them

[12:17] Maze (maze.ormega): They are all also underground or underwater mostly so... comms is tough

[12:18] Ⓡαρh™ (raphael2376): That could make a good rp event at some point in the future, another facility/ community finds us and tries to take over or something


[12:18] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): no direct contact... would they still technically be connected to the same internet shit? or is our internet only throughout varuna?

[12:18] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Great question

[12:18] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Ours is an intranet.

[12:18] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Designed by Halcyon Charmant's father - one of the original members of NANTEC when the facility was built

[12:18] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): so i cant send nudes to other colonies?  darn

[12:18] Ⓡαρh™ (raphael2376): lol

[12:19] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Internet, electricity, etc are all dead on the surface

[12:19] Halcyon Charmant (davidleechild): is there any indirect contact, like when scavs or runners go up to the surface could they make contact with them that way?

[12:20] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): Oooh yes I like that question

[12:21] Maze (maze.ormega): No, humanity is pretty rare these days and there has not been much if any crossover. There also no other geographically close colonies. We are nearish Hawaii about 2K underawter.

[12:21] Maze (maze.ormega): underwater*

[12:22] Roger Andersson (archibald.abrahams): Are we aware of them at all? Because my character has been played like this colony is the last hope for humanity.

[12:22] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): I would say at this point? There is evidence other people are alive

[12:22] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): But we've not managed to make contact or find them

[12:22] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): So that's something which might come out in RP or storyteller-led events

[12:23] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): With how long that we've been under here is it safe to say that the domes have had leaks, we've had floods and shit going on in certain areas? not related just curious cuz ive rp'd about that xD

[12:24] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): I think assumption of general maintenance is fair.

[12:24] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): Hairline cracks or loosened frames seems likely imo

[12:24] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): So the idea on that is - yes, but it's difficult.  The glass is meant to be composed of some sort of semi-liquid glass that solidifies quickly on air contact, so basically, when there are leaks, they're filled in and sanded down when someone gets to it.  Like, a layer of liquid glass between two thick solid panes.

[12:24] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): relatively easy fixes but horrrrifically dangerous

[12:25] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): Oooh kind of like uh

[12:25] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Manufactured from just literal sand and additives, so it's pretty abundant.  Leaks are short-term and self-sealing.

[12:25] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Moving on from Scav runs and back to the facility - As most of you have figured out by now - NANTEC is not your friendly neighborhood scientists. The facility was built so Takahara could do testing that was generally against the law in any other normal society. Down here - there was no law. 

[12:25] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): would the lab simulate rain in the hallows from time to time for.. moody rp? or is it always dry?

[12:26] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): No

[12:26] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Hollows are dry.

[12:27] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Over the last 40 years, the refugees have built out the Hollows, people down there are from all over, with a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds

[12:27] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Hence the variety of shops etc that are available

[12:27] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): However, it's in the best interest of the Hollows NOT to let Nantec know who all is down there

[12:27] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Because what we know, we can test :)

[12:27] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): It's safe to assume the facility is filled with cameras - we have clear visual on the entire facility

[12:28] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): And about as far as the SCAV HQ in the Hollows

[12:28] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): But past the slope... is black to us. There are thrown together networks, etc. down there that people tie into

[12:28] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): And while Nantec is very, very interested in getting that information, Scavs have been working to ensure we don't get it.

[12:28] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Nantec, ultimately, wants to get life on the surface going again

[12:29] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): SO WE'RE NOT ALL BAD

[12:29] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): This just isn't a democracy and y'all low man on totem

[12:29] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): It's good to mention here that NANTEC should be genuinely worried about entering the Hollows.

[12:29] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): They absolutely are not welcome, and any gestures of kindness are largely viewed as manipulation.

[12:30] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): ^

[12:30] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): So these tags we wear around our necks - the security badges for the facility are easy identifiers

[12:30] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): So if your NANTEC scientist goes for a stroll through the hollows, and you're known, expect resistance.

[12:30] Ⓡαρh™ (raphael2376): also would it be fair to say any hollows residents that /help/ Nantec, are viewed with mistrust;/ as traitors, to a certain extent?

[12:30] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Yes.

[12:31] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): You can certainly do it, it'd fit the usual scheme, but it won't win much good will.

[12:31] Lex (lex.dashrix): Is there a middle ground then?  Who does the custodial, guard duty, food prep/growing for Nantec/the corps?

[12:32] Maze (maze.ormega): The scavs are not super organized. They don't have an official hierarchy. Its mostly broke down into people who can do organize jobs, run jobs, and people who can supply them.

[12:32] Maze (maze.ormega): Thus we have FIxers, Runners ect.

[12:32] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Corpos get a weird middle ground. Corpos were initially guests of the facility, their descendants now are running the businesses their parents ran, or are living the party/playboy lifestyle

[12:32] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Lex to your question

[12:32] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Yes, absolutely a middle ground

[12:32] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): That makes sense. there'd be a clear divide between corpos, nantec and the scavs in general I'm assu--

[12:32] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): On your apps - you specify that you're either a worker, a guest, or a refugee

[12:32] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Those do not directly tie to a faction

[12:32] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): But it's how you got here

[12:33] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): When the facility was opened, Varuna had to hire allllll sorts of jobs

[12:33] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Not just nantec related. We needed cooks, janitorial, house service, entertainment, bartenders, restaurateers, etc. etc. etc.

[12:33] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): There is a lot going on here that isn't directly tied to one of the three main factions - that's just where the conflict is

[12:33] Ⓡαρh™ (raphael2376): refugees can also be 1st generation and born here too now with the time gap

[12:33] Roger Andersson (archibald.abrahams): Does NANTEC control the farms and base resources, for the most part?

[12:34] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): No, that's corpo controlled.

[12:34] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Like Omnisanto, I imagine.

[12:34] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): ^

[12:35] Turelius Vaar (w0rthy0ne): I'd be assuming that not everyone in the hollows is entirely hostile, no? All walks of life, etc? Just wondering how deep the terrorist sentiment runs in general.

[12:35] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): NANTEC is a research facility. We do cybernetics and pharmaceuticals. /Everything else/ to operate the facility is contracted through Corpos. We had to strike deals to make the self-sustaining colony work. Security. Food. Entertainment. Infrastructure. Etc.

[12:35] Maze (maze.ormega): An important note to Roger's question. The Corpos do all of the large scale manufacturing. Food, parts, guns, cybernetics. Nantech are scientists not factories.

[12:35] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): What Maze said :)

[12:37] Ⓡαρh™ (raphael2376): I can tell you Turelius that Raph grew up in the Hollows and he is sorta in the middle, he doesnt outright hate nantec or corpos automatically

[12:37] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): Same as Nova

[12:37] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): although... Nova is totally a sellout xD

[12:37] Maze (maze.ormega): The thing to keep in mind is that the Hollows has always been treated as refugees and not generally taken care of by those on top. The communities attitude reflects that. If you as a part of the scav community are getting to nicey-nice with people who actively hurt scavs... the rest of the community might look poorly on that.

[12:38] Maze (maze.ormega): We certainly aren't saying  You must act a specific way.

[12:38] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): But as with any community, there's absolutely diversity in that, and your character might have reasons they HAVE to deal with corps and nantec. They might work in the facility, live in the Hollows

[12:39] Varys (totemrider): So how is order kept, I'd imagine scavs to a certain degree keep the Hollows from going completely anarchy, how are the upper levels managed if there's such a divide between Nantech and the several corporations or is it all Nantech security squads?

[12:39] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Turelius - you wanna take that one?

[12:40] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Short answer, each faction has its own way it handles things.

[12:40] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): As far as the scavs are concerned, they ARE largely anarchist, with a strong community sentiment.  If NANTEC security comes down, they're met with a unified effort - or have been in the past, even if the Scavs squabble.

[12:40] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Nantec has contracted with Tedatech for security, beat walking police, security personnel and monitoriing, etc.

[12:40] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): I imagine Tedatech has contracts with other corps too, but Turelius is the guy on that

[12:41] Turelius Vaar (w0rthy0ne): Sure. TedaTech Industries has provided security for NANTEC since the project's founding. Corpos have their own private security, but TedaTech can provide for them aswell as requested. Scavs are left to themselves unless they start causing problems in either of the entertainment or laboratory areas.

[12:41] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): Yes hello. So, Maki has a corpo background, where both sides of her family were original residents of Varuna

[12:41] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): But she's very much a scav

[12:42] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): Would that, generally, affect how people viewed her?

[12:42] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): Logically, I mean

[12:43] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): Because rather than being a scav/refugee who's sucking up to the corpos/nantec, she's... quite literally the opposite, and I'm curious more as to what that could mean for interactions! c:

[12:43] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): Its the Same with Nova, She was raised in the hollows, but got her big break in being in porn buisness and eventually got up into acting and such but she's still very much looked down on by Corpos.

[12:43] Maze (maze.ormega): Generally, if you're making a real attempt to be a part of the community they would not turn you away. Again these are general outlines of how the world is. Not deigned to pigeon hole your characters.

[12:44] Turelius Vaar (w0rthy0ne): I mean, Maze is the CEO's Nephew and it doesn't seem to be a huge problem for him.

[12:44] Lex (lex.dashrix): I would guess some hardcore scav revolutionairies woudl say she's slumming it.

[12:44] Maze (maze.ormega): Scavs believe that all should be equal. Classless and stateless. If you are working toward that you are an ally of the Scavs.

[12:44] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): Alright! That makes sense, thank you!

[12:44] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): ^ that's the big point there

[12:44] Maze (maze.ormega): If you are enjoying the high life or taking advantage of other peoples labor... you the enemy

[12:44] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Corpos want the class structure

[12:44] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Scavs do not, for obvious reasons.

[12:44] - ̗̀ sɪʀ ʟᴇʟᴇ  ̖́-  (leledonuto): ie: claire's grandparents were refugees in the hollows and so were her parents, but because they joined nantec and so did she, she barely visits the hollows now cause she feels detached with them. But at the same time having such a poor background shes far behind when compared to most of nantec staff.

[12:44] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): If you're selling out doing your best to appease Corpos and, especially, NANTEC...  Yeah, they'll frown upon that, trust you less, etc.  It's about intention and effort.  Lickin' boots, etc.

[12:46] Lex (lex.dashrix): How does Nantec get test subjects if the scav/corp/Nantec devide is so high/ingrained.  I had assumed desprate Hollows residents would vounteer for rations etc but it sound like that is les the case?  Are there tenda tech sweeps for test groups?  Hows that end up working.

[12:47] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Goooood question - there are a variety of ways

[12:47] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Desperation is definitely a part of it.

[12:47] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Many willingly cooperate with Nantec

[12:47] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Let us test new cybernetics, new pharma, new anything and we pay well

[12:47] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): We also register you in our database

[12:47] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog) waves her new leg about

[12:48] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): And collect wahtever information you have about your family, friends, etc. whatever you're willing to give while under our influence

[12:48] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): We also make initiatives which are hard to turn down

[12:48] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Reg.Me

[12:48] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): for example

[12:48] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Is a Nantec registration initiative


[12:48] Maze (maze.ormega): You have to keep in mind that from nantec's perspective they are the good guys. They are putting humanity's future over individual rights.

[12:49] Turelius Vaar (w0rthy0ne): What's a little human freedom in the way of survival?

[12:49] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Exactly. There are scientists that work for nantec that are completely unaware of the 'blacklist' projects, they just do what they're told

[12:49] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): My scientist for example, 100% drinks the nantec koolaid, but she likes people

[12:49] Lex (lex.dashrix): Right.  So feeding paying and giving health care to test subject improves thier lives and in return we get science.

[12:50] Roger Andersson (archibald.abrahams): How high of a level of technology or mutation, genetics, cloning, etc would you say is capable in this world? How far did we get in the space race before the world ended?

[12:50] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Low.  Very low.

[12:50] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Well, genetics-wise.

[12:51] Roger Andersson (archibald.abrahams): Okay so we're not gonna be running around with plasmids.

[12:51] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): We wanted to focus on Cyberpunk and avoid Biopunk.  Some Gattaca elements, sure, designer babies and all that, but we're not talking cat ears, wings, gills, etc.  It's very, very human.  Regenerative tech is likewise mediocre at best, limb-regrowth is messy, things like that.  Heavier reliance on tech.

[12:52] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Take where we are today, add 60 years. There's a lot of room for invention on the possibilities on your part - but take into account the world was falling apart, world wars 3 and 4 probably happened, USA collapsed whatever.

[12:53] Maze (maze.ormega): We expect people to research genetics and that will be a part of future stories but its centrally not common place.

[12:53] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Space race, there were a couple colonization efforts.  One on the moon, one on mars.  Neither were self-sustaining.

[12:54] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): How heavily cybernetically augmented could a person be before it becomes Too Much™?

[12:54] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): That's a really good question

[12:55] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): One where we're toeing the line and figuring out as we go - we absolutely do not have androids and AI technology onboard is simplistic with a single exception which is rolling out via RP soooooon™

[12:55] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): So no Tony Stark style Jarvis or whatever.

[12:56] Maze (maze.ormega): No Commander Data

[12:56] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): So for example, could somebody be like-- cyborg'd out? not necessarily better than average-augmented humans, but just

[12:56] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): I think our most extreme example on sim right now is Katsuren - she's almost all augment, but still a human brain

[12:57] Ⓡαρh™ (raphael2376): Ok so, as the population grows, would Nantec/ Corpos look at expanding the facility to deal with the rising population?

[12:57] Silmariel Quel'silith (madelinegrace34): I think that's already happened.

[12:57] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): So no NANTEC Organic Vagina Androids? (N.O.V.A) xD

[12:57] Ⓡαρh™ (raphael2376): it did for the Hollows yea, but that was a whil ebakc now i think

[12:58] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): So, we're at that point now, Raph

[12:58] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Where we need to either expand

[12:58] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Or figure something out

[12:58] Ⓡαρh™ (raphael2376): could be good for RP, have people grab engeneer/ builder jobs haha

[12:58] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): There will be some IC laws coming down the pipe soon...

[12:58] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): soooooon™

[12:58] Maze (maze.ormega): ya stay tuned on that thought

[12:59] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): I imagine some "the 100" shit happening to reduce population... go float yourself xD

[12:59] Silmariel Quel'silith (madelinegrace34): Could also be why nantec's doing so much sketchy research.... cull the herd a bit >.>

[12:59] Rain Kytori (neonrain.copperfield): Belko experiment but in the hollows

[12:59] ᴄᴀᴇʟ (helio5igma): ^

[12:59] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): Hunger games

[13:00] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Could be. Could be. Could be what we've done all along ^.^

[13:00] Lex (lex.dashrix): How do Scav surface runs work?  Are there official corp/Nantec runs that scavs bribe/stoaway on ot smuggle?  How does a scav sub dock with the base without the authorities knowing what with sonar etc.

[13:01] Maze (maze.ormega): So the surface runs will be storyteller events. The other factions generally don't want to take the risk to go to the surface. Thats where the scavs get a lot of their power. They make the runs via their sub. That sub is one of the only good links to the outside and the other factions would go out of their way to keep that pipeline running.

[13:02] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Scav runs are often deadly IC

[13:02] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Not saying we're gonna kill your PC's

[13:02] Lex (lex.dashrix): So they are authorized by the authorities but corps and anntec don't risk thier people sounds right

[13:02] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Basically, easier if the scavs die and fuck up than risk yourselves, which happens.  So best keep them somewhat happy, so they keep giving you resources.

[13:02] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): But in story, it's like high probability you're going to get eaten by a mutated hippo or something

[13:02] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): As such, yeah, Scavs are more conditioned for combat, more resilient, perhaps more augmented from missing limbs etc.

[13:03] Maze (maze.ormega): Luxuries, high tech(like an AI core for example) and other things can only be obtained on the surface. Its in the other factions interest to let the scavs run their grocery trips.

[13:03] Turelius Vaar (w0rthy0ne): TedaTech will definitely be sponsoring some runs soon enough. Just gotta figure out who to talk to on the scav side to organize that ICly.

[13:03] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): I'd say pretty safe to assume a Nantec employee found going on a scav run would be in big trouble.

[13:03] Maze (maze.ormega): Any fixer Turelius

[13:04] ᴄᴀᴇʟ (helio5igma): No samples of the virus or infected / mutated things are allowed in Varuna per the lore. Does that mean all the mutated beasties in the super secret labs are completely NANTEC-made and have no relation to the mutations on the surface?

[13:05] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): That's correct Cael.

[13:05] ᴄᴀᴇʟ (helio5igma): Fun fun, okay.

[13:06] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): At this point, we're not letting the virus into the facility in any form

[13:06] ᴄᴀᴇʟ (helio5igma): Too risky

[13:06] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Extensive decon process for coming back from the surface

[13:06] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): We've not figured it out yet, it's something which we can address IC

[13:06] Maze (maze.ormega): and the scavs have rules about gearing up to go up

[13:06] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Important to note... refugees were helllllllla scanned before they were allowed on the facility

[13:06] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): And it'd be common knowledge that anyone that didn't pass the testing

[13:06] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Was disposed of.

[13:06] ᴄᴀᴇʟ (helio5igma): I WILL get you shark-dogs, just give me time

[13:07] Silmariel Quel'silith (madelinegrace34): So what sort of luxuries are only available from the surface? And could corpos sponsor scav runs to go get them? And would runs like those have to be storyteller events or could they just be RPed as having happened?

[13:07] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Abbbbbbbbbsolutely.

[13:07] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): We would prefer to rp out as much as possible

[13:07] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Gives everyone something to do

[13:08] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Nantec and the Corpos both post jobs for the Scavs to take

[13:08] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Some level of cooperation between them is required by nature

[13:08] Maze (maze.ormega): I'm brewing on a system to streamline grocery lists.

[13:08] Silmariel Quel'silith (madelinegrace34): Followup if I may then - is there a ruined surface-city build somewhere that will be used for scav runs?

[13:08] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Rather than just RPing it happened I'd prefer a player-initiated request board that storytellers can view, so they know what to plant.

[13:08] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Silm - we're going to customize rp events when the Storytellers do runs

[13:09] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): They will be held outside of the main facility and on land.

[13:09] Maze (maze.ormega): That is all to come. Waiting on HUD and some RP to happen cause again... RP is the focus

[13:09] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Obviously we're not going to hit the same warehouse on every run

[13:09] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): So that's going to be custom each time, keep things fresh.

[13:10] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Okay, so a couple other things I want to highlight but I don't want to jump all over the place

[13:11] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Any other questions on lore, what is and isn't in the world around us, before we move on?

[13:12] Silmariel Quel'silith (madelinegrace34): Just  on something that was brought up earlier before I lost my connection - you mentioned that nantec has eyes on the whole of the (presumably upper part of) the facility

[13:12] Silmariel Quel'silith (madelinegrace34): does that include residences and the corpo offices?

[13:12] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Yep.

[13:12] Silmariel Quel'silith (madelinegrace34): Can I hire someone to come in and yank all that out? >.>

[13:13] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): You could try, but how would NANTEC feel?  Good RP to seek out.

[13:13] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): ^

[13:13] - ̗̀ sɪʀ ʟᴇʟᴇ  ̖́-  (leledonuto): ^^^

[13:13] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): I'd expect Corpos don't like Nantec monitoring them all the time.

[13:13] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): It's for your own good, naturally.

[13:13] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): So like

[13:13] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): Would the scavs have probably ripped all that shit out if they even had it in the first place? LOL

[13:13] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Yeah.

[13:13] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Yeah, don't think we haven't TRIED

[13:14] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): We want info

[13:14] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): We offer treats

[13:14] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Candy.

[13:14] Maze (maze.ormega): The hollows is a parasitic addition. Not integrated into the original resort in many ways but for life support.

[13:14] Turelius Vaar (w0rthy0ne): We're just not willing to risk warm bodies to get it.

[13:14] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): But no... the Hollows are by and large a black hole to us information-wise.

[13:14] Tetra Raine (aimee.frakture): I would think though that getting your security removed is immediately going to have Nantec and  some of their copobuddies all up in your business

[13:14] Tetra Raine (aimee.frakture): With many questions

[13:14] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Correct correct.

[13:14] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Now look, we designed this for a power struggle.

[13:15] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): And we're on the precipice of it, so if you're feeling a strain

[13:15] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): You should be.

[13:15] Roger Andersson (archibald.abrahams): How many hours of oxygen does this place have if we lose it?

[13:16] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Probably a couple of days.

[13:16] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Increasingly lightheaded days.

[13:16] Lex (lex.dashrix): More importantly how much does it go up if we flood the hollows to take their air?

[13:16] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Go ahead Tetra?

[13:16] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): As I said earlier, flooding areas is particularly difficult.

[13:16] Lex (lex.dashrix): It's important to have all the relevant data is all I'm saying ...

[13:18] Tetra Raine (aimee.frakture): I just wanted to point out as we talk about conflict that its all IC conflict. I mean, we wrote up a bunch of blackbox projects not because we want to do bad things that PC's don't want. We only want to do bad things that people DO want for their stories. Despite Lex's teasing, every Nantec player I've RP'd with wants to be super careful not to stomp on someone's story and character arc and don't feel afraid to poke any of us in IMs, is all.

[13:19] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): :) Absolutely. and that actually segues really nicely into the next point I wanted to hit on

[13:19] Maze (maze.ormega): It's really important to us that everything done to PCs is done with consent.

[13:19] Maze (maze.ormega): OOCly anyway

[13:19] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): ^

[13:19] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): So I want to talk about OOC, and our plans for how we want to run this sim

[13:19] Joe Kariko (izaiah.christenson): Can I throw in a quick question? It may tie in

[13:19] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): please go ahead

[13:20] Joe Kariko (izaiah.christenson): It's more hypothetical. But, why would any one group /want/ to be in control or as such, vye for it?

[13:20] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Scavs want Equality - Corpos want to rule the world - Nantec wants to save it.

[13:21] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Each group is unable to accomplish their goal without having some control over the world around them

[13:21] Joe Kariko (izaiah.christenson): So, they kinda view each as allies or enemies (ideally interchangeably) during their pursuit of it?

[13:21] Maze (maze.ormega): We kinda designed this with a paper rock scissors thing in mind. No group can get by without one of the others.

[13:22] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Okay! So OOC

[13:22] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Maze, Abaddon and I have all RP'ed in SL for years

[13:22] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): All three of us were at Mystara years and years ago

[13:23] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): We've played in a variety of genres

[13:23] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Seen a lot of different concepts

[13:23] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): We don't want to moderate. We don't want to spend all day answering questions and telling you guys what to do.

[13:23] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): We're here, we want to rp.

[13:23] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): So we've designed this sim as a sandbox.

[13:23] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): We want you guys to build factions, corporations, ideas, etc.

[13:23] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): But we want you to use some sense while doing so

[13:24] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): If you're going to do anything that might alter the course of one of the three big factions

[13:24] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Shoot us a note.

[13:24] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): I'm willing to alter the build, to some extent, with proper rp backing.

[13:24] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): What I will always, always ask first, however

[13:24] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Is who's involved

[13:24] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): What roleplay backs up this change

[13:24] Maze (maze.ormega): We want to give extraordinary license as long as you are not abusing it.

[13:24] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog) coughs 'hopsital rooms' coughs

[13:25] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): It's on the list, I was going to do it this morning and got interrupted lol

[13:25] Maze (maze.ormega): If you can act in good faith we are good if you can't...ban hammers

[13:26] Silmariel Quel'silith (madelinegrace34): If we need a certain setting for a scene but it's in one of the other faction areas, can we RP there and have the scene set ICly somewhere else?

[13:26] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): What do you mean, Silm?

[13:27] Silmariel Quel'silith (madelinegrace34): well, presumably not every lab in the facility is in the nantec areas - omnisanto does lab-grown meat - or hospital rooms is another good example, tess has her medical company which presumably has its own facilities ICly

[13:28] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): If you are going to regularly use areas to roleplay in, get with the builders and we'll see what we can do

[13:28] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): We can 100% adapt to fit roleplay

[13:28] Silmariel Quel'silith (madelinegrace34): Okay!

[13:28] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): I built what I thought you guys would use

[13:28] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): could do a building vote

[13:28] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): But I'm not omniscient no matter how hard I try.

[13:28] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): let the community decide additions

[13:29] Lex (lex.dashrix): I think it is also fair to say wiht space at a premium shared labs/medical facilities are possible between Nantec and corps.

[13:29] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Absolutely.

[13:29] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): I don't want to build duplicates of spaces that are already available.

[13:29] Maze (maze.ormega): again we want to facilitate RP. If we can adjust things to do that we will

[13:29] Lex (lex.dashrix): And I generally assume the on sim space is an example of that kind of space more than the entire facility.

[13:29] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): The idea being, Silm, that Jeff Bezos isn't going to be seen in an amazon fulfillment warehouse

[13:29] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): He's in his office. And we have Corpo offices

[13:30] Silmariel Quel'silith (madelinegrace34): Right

[13:30] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): But if you need it, and have players involved in your corp that need that space, and it makes sense, we'll totally put it together.

[13:30] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): And yes Lex

[13:30] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Definitely safe to assume 'the shop' is elsewhere.

[13:31] Lex (lex.dashrix): Shared space with corps could also explain the deep labs at Nantec too.

[13:31] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): But the bottom line my guys is this. We're here to have fun and write stories with you. We want to rp too. I'm not going to hire a bunch of moderators that are looking for rules you've broken (though I'm totally putting a 'your character wont fit through doors meter' for general info)

[13:32] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Assume when combat happens, conflict, etc, you can sort it out between you guys and the staff is going to agree with you

[13:32] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): The dice system is in place to enhance and not restrict

[13:31] Lex (lex.dashrix): Oh.  Do we have an estimated total population of the facility?

[13:32] Lex (lex.dashrix): Just to avoid the "We have 1000 participants in this trial"  "Oh 50% of the population?!?" kinda hting

[13:33] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): It's a good question

[13:33] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): lol - it's in the thousands, safely.

[13:33] Roger Andersson (archibald.abrahams): Do the Scavs outweigh the others?

[13:33] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Yes.

[13:33] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): By a LOT

[13:33] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): we reproduce like bunnies

[13:34] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Tens of thousands at minimum

[13:34] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): I'd say the original NANTEC research facility was likely a staff of several hundred. Consider staff for the facility, housing, the necessary provisions required to supply food, amenities, etc.

[13:34] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Add on the Resort

[13:34] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog) starts to make a WElcome to Varuna sign with population that goes up and down xD

[13:34] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): You get hundreds of guests

[13:34] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): All their baggage, all their entertainment

[13:35] Roger Andersson (archibald.abrahams): How big would you say this facility is, in comparison to cities and townships that we know in RL?

[13:35] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Actual Corpos, actual NANTEC employees would be in the hundreds. Actual Scavs, hundreds, but Varuna pop is tens of thousands

[13:35] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Disneyworld.

[13:35] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): And all the tunnels under it that make it go.

[13:36] Silmariel Quel'silith (madelinegrace34): Is that just the magic kingdom or the whole thing?

[13:36] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): And a parasitic city attached

[13:36] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Whole thing.

[13:37] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): Population of about 100,000, facility about the size of disneyland.

[13:38] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): 50 acres

[13:38] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): final answer

[13:38] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): 50 acres.

[13:39] Mᴀʀᴢᴇɴʏᴀ Pᴀɴᴀᴠᴏʀ (momoxhs2011): us mentors will also do what we can to answer questions ;-;

[13:40] Roger Andersson (archibald.abrahams): OOC question: can we have VC rooms in disc?

[13:40] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): we can't moderate that

[13:40] Maze (maze.ormega): they cause more problems than they solve

[13:40] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): which means when someone has a gamer moment, I don't know if I can deal with that

[13:40] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): looooool

[13:40] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): so no

[13:41] - ̗̀ sɪʀ ʟᴇʟᴇ  ̖́-  (leledonuto): i honestly vote no, and here is why. if everyone is hanging out in vc itll be hard to focus on rp

[13:41] Maze (maze.ormega): exactly Lele

[13:41] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Yeah, I was a moderator at a sim that have voice channels, and it really detracted from the roleplay and created environments where we couldn't moderate, or prove that people were being toxic assholes

[13:41] Abaddon (abaddonvernus): if you want to make voice calls between friends you can do it through discord's 9999 ways to do that, hahaha.

[13:41] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): I am on team Lele

[13:41] Mᴀʀᴢᴇɴʏᴀ Pᴀɴᴀᴠᴏʀ (momoxhs2011): and then everyone might end up hanging out ooc instead of rping

[13:41] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Because we're hilarious.

[13:41] ᴋɪɴɢꜱʟᴀʏᴇʀ (skrillbug): The most infuriating thing for me is when people are chillin in local on voice lolol

[13:41] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Yeeeeeah we won't have any of that.

[13:42] Roger Andersson (archibald.abrahams): Sharkdogs when

[13:42] - ̗̀ sɪʀ ʟᴇʟᴇ  ̖́-  (leledonuto): not to say vc aint nice - it is, its just more like - why would u write stories and make paragraphs and have fun writing with people when u could just talk to them instead? less work involved, but u dont get anything done.

[13:43] ᴄᴀᴇʟ (helio5igma): Sharkdogs when enough RP build-up has been done to merit it being a thing.

[13:43] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Yes.

[13:43] Maze (maze.ormega): Ok guys. Thanks! WE are fucking tickled pink you guys seem into this.

[13:43] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Cael if you rp the fuck out of making a sharkdog I will give you a sharkdog.

[13:44] ʀᴏᴍᴇʟɪᴀ ʙᴀɪʟᴇʏ (cyrine.bulldog): This is more of a question regarding my character and any actors coming into the sim. the Production corpos... is it safe to say theres movie and tv films that date to medieval times... for fun reasons...

[13:44] S ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ʀ S ᴀ ᴜ ʟ ʟ ᴛ (saullt): Make whatever movies you want to make

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