Part 4: Update #4 Hack the GibsonTom: I want us in peak physical condition.
Tom: Well that's an improvement at least.
Tom: *humming a merry tune*
Tom: Let's find a computer nerd.
Some new types of people we can recruit, fairly straight forward. Scientist has Programming skill, Medical has Medical skill.
I can't actually remember what Underground is, I *think* it's basically a thug with Street skill, handgun, etc.
Scientist : I started as a Scientist at the age of 21. I was then asked to remain for 4 more years. During that time I increased my Handgun skill and was promoted and gained Education. Following that term I was then asked to remain for 4 more years. During that time I increased my Education and was promoted and gained Education. Following that term I was then asked to remain for 4 more years. During that time I increased my Wisdom and was promoted and trained in Program skill. Following that term I was then asked to remain for 4 more years. During that time I increased my Program skill and was promoted and gained Wisdom. Following that term I was then asked to remain for 4 more years. During that time I increased my Wisdom and was promoted and trained in Program skill.
I am now 45 years of age and at your service.
Tom: Your new name is MaskedHuzzah
Tom: Now come hack this terminal.
Tom: Well that means you're going to have to come
Tom: WHY AREN'T YOU EAGER TO LEARN!?
<some time later>
Tom: About time.
Tom: REWIND POWER, ACTIVATE.
<one quick rewind later>
Tom: More training!
TMF: Shit those hunters are brutal, Battle Armor and Magnum Rifles!
<another quick rewind later>
Tom: Let's max out spookydonut's rifle skill.
XX X X XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXX X XX X X X X X X X PTECH L-14 LASER CARBINE Round: 1.25 megajoule pulse Barrel Length: 410 mm Overall Length: 620 mm Weight: 175 g
Tom: And better.
Tom: MaskedHuzzah how does it feel to shoot women and children yourself?
Tom: Pretty good apparently.
Tom: Finally you're learning.
Tom: NOT ENOUGH!
Tom: Finally we can get into that place.
Tom: And no price tag!?
Tom: I'm going to grind this shit into the ground.
Tom: Oooooh yes.
TMF: Oooooh yes.
spookydonut: Oooooh yes.
Tom: Now we're kitted up properly.
Notice the price difference between the two characters? That's the Administration skill at work
Tom: And we're still filthy rich.
Tom: Time to 'practice'
Tom: Time to find those armor thieves.
Tom: But first...
Tom: Stay behind us MaskedHuzzah, you're all soft and squishy.
Tom: Oh ummm Nomads...
MaskedHuzzah : I didn't sign up to fight fucking Nomads!
Tom: Shut up and stay down.
Tom: So these Nomads broke into the armory and only stole Hydro armor?
Tom: They did fuck us up a bit though.
More price differentials
Tom: In retrospect we should have just done this in the first place.
Tom: What do you mean I can only increase my statistics so much?
Yeah so you can only increase your stats so much before you hit a hard limit, which is why you need to look for party members with high initial stats. Skills are a lot more forgiving, you can basically max out roughly half the skills in the game per character.
Tom: Well at least you two have maxed out your health stats.
Tom: Oh awesome.
Tom: Now wasn't there that email from the Progeny sysop, the same guy who asked us to get an interface card?
Tom: Okay it might not be so easy to get it.
Tom: Let's see about the Mine code.
Tom: And secure transport back to Primus.
Now let's finally follow those footprints.
Tom: WAIT, MaskedHuzzah WHY ARE YOU STANDING IN FRONT OF US THIS TIME?!
Tom: Oh well, at least we got a Mining laser
Tom: Sadly, MaskedHuzzah did not get to the hospital in time and died of
Tom: Mourning period over, let's go do that thing for Cybil.
Tom: Well that was creepy.
Tom: Medical training for everyone.
Yeah so Medical is one of those skills whose level is limited by the character's Education stat. Thankfully the other two are able to train high enough to get medkits which don't deplete (apparently).
Tom: Mining for everyone.
Tom: A cave? Odd. Let's leave this for later though.
Tom: I'm going to mount this on my wall.
Tom: Yeah you're welcome. Bitch.
Okay so that's Primus and Progeny pretty much wrapped up, we have a bunch of different things we can do now.
- A - Go explore the mines, Primus or Progeny
- B - See if we can get the interface card for the Progeny sysop
- C - Go explore the caves near Primus
- D - See what Parallax has to offer
- E - Something else