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Speculation rages following Rogue Drone Swarm Incident

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Muck Raker
Gutter Press
#1 - 2017-06-13 16:03:54 UTC
With the DED having issued a general alert to capsuleers, and Rogue Drone hives appearing all across New Eden, speculation is growing about the nature of the incident, with the first artifacts retrieved from the hives raising many questions.

Several researchers have raised the issue of why the Drone hive structures resemble parts of Jovian stations, with several possibilities being discussed, including that the Rogue Drones have found a way into Jove space and have assimilated the technological objects found there, using the designs for their own purposes.

Assimilation !

We spoke with a Rogue Drone specialist from the University of Caille, who had this to say:
"Drones accumulate designs for all sorts of things, from their encounters with the debris of human civilisation. Any datacores, or structures, or derelict ships, can be copied and repurposed by the Drones for their own ends. Look at the Tentacle Dominix as an example."

Tentacles !

The presence in the Hives of what appear to be SKIN designs is the most baffling phenomenon, according to many specialists, as Rogue Drones have not been widely known to have expressed an interest in art in the past. It has been hypothesised that the Drones came across a shipment of SKIN designs and have copied them mindlessly, due to their bizarre programming, but as yet, no SKIN designer has admitted losing any shipments of their designs to Drone attack.

SKINs !

The most disturbing discovery though, are what appear to be a form of Cerebral Accelerator device, found in some of the Hives. Numerous capsuleers have reported that the devices are compatible with capsule systems, and does accelerate their neural programming, but the motivation behind the Rogue Drones creation of such a device is unclear.

"I think the Drones must have some kind of human farm, and are growing capsuleer-derived human brains to use as brainputers in their next-generation combat drones", said one Jin-Mei female capsuleer.
"I plugged one of those things into my brain and I eeeaaaarrrrrgggghhh, nah, just joking with ya. Had you going there for a moment.", said a male Gallente capsuleer.
"If they have brains similar enough to our own, should they have the same rights as humans do ?", pondered a female Intaki capsuleer.

Confusion !

A DED source claims that the swarm outbreak will be under control within no more than two weeks, though some have questioned exactly how they would know such a thing.


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Rumours, Wars, Rumours of Wars, Wars of Rumours!

Jason Galente
Hole Punchers
Drifters Stole My Local
#2 - 2017-06-14 15:08:41 UTC
Muck Raker wrote:

"I plugged one of those things into my brain and I eeeaaaarrrrrgggghhh, nah, just joking with ya. Had you going there for a moment.", said a male Gallente capsuleer.


I can neither confirm nor deny this statement.

Only the liberty of the individual assures the prosperity of the whole. And this foundation must be defended.

At any cost

Ereka Nihil
Faded Light
#3 - 2017-06-14 15:50:23 UTC
Jason Galente wrote:
Muck Raker wrote:

"I plugged one of those things into my brain and I eeeaaaarrrrrgggghhh, nah, just joking with ya. Had you going there for a moment.", said a male Gallente capsuleer.


I can neither confirm nor deny this statement.


I bet you licked rocks as a kid, Jason... Blink
Halcyon Ember
Repracor Industries
#4 - 2017-06-14 17:25:48 UTC
Ereka Nihil wrote:

I bet you licked rocks as a kid, Jason... Blink

Euphemism?

Queen of Chocolate

Casserina Leshrac
Sanguine Illuminations
#5 - 2017-06-14 17:28:50 UTC
Halcyon Ember wrote:
Ereka Nihil wrote:

I bet you licked rocks as a kid, Jason... Blink

Euphemism?


You know everytime Fitz asks for back rub after mining all day I pretty much accuse him of eating Veldspar. I'm just saying.

We stand at the Abyss, drawing the Patterns of Fate - Casserina Leshrac, Savant, Sani Sabik.

Ibrahim Tash-Murkon
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#6 - 2017-06-14 18:32:39 UTC
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"I give you the destiny of Faith, and you will bring its message to every planet of every star in the heavens: Go forth, conquer in my Name, and reclaim that which I have given." - Book of Reclaiming 22:13

Lunarisse Aspenstar
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#7 - 2017-06-14 19:01:26 UTC
Ibrahim Tash-Murkon wrote:
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Translator algorythm: "I plugged on into my brain and there have been no side effects."

Err..please report to the Medical Bay, immediately!
Casserina Leshrac
Sanguine Illuminations
#8 - 2017-06-14 19:09:27 UTC
There is something to be said about unnecessary risks.

We stand at the Abyss, drawing the Patterns of Fate - Casserina Leshrac, Savant, Sani Sabik.

Mizhara Del'thul
Kyn'aldrnari
#9 - 2017-06-14 20:00:50 UTC
Lunarisse Aspenstar wrote:
Ibrahim Tash-Murkon wrote:
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Translator algorythm: "I plugged on into my brain and there have been no side effects."

Err..please report to the Medical Bay, immediately!


No no. Airlock. I want to see him sprout thrusters and fly away to build a hive.

... you know. For science.
Ibrahim Tash-Murkon
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#10 - 2017-06-14 20:34:52 UTC
As I am assimilated one of the fun things I've learned is that Drone Hives are actually just very edgy scrap-metal abstract art installations.

"I give you the destiny of Faith, and you will bring its message to every planet of every star in the heavens: Go forth, conquer in my Name, and reclaim that which I have given." - Book of Reclaiming 22:13

Lunarisse Aspenstar
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#11 - 2017-06-14 20:47:34 UTC
Ibrahim Tash-Murkon wrote:
As I am assimilated one of the fun things I've learned is that Drone Hives are actually just very edgy scrap-metal abstract art installations.


Ok. Now I know you are just joking and tweaking me...

.... right?
Mizhara Del'thul
Kyn'aldrnari
#12 - 2017-06-14 20:51:29 UTC
Public communication nodes have carried indications that he's happily becoming far more productive and practical with his new appendages and "doodads". This comes from an impeccable source, in fact.

One that surely wouldn't be bamboozlin' us.
Ibrahim Tash-Murkon
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#13 - 2017-06-14 20:53:51 UTC
Lunarisse Aspenstar wrote:
Ibrahim Tash-Murkon wrote:
As I am assimilated one of the fun things I've learned is that Drone Hives are actually just very edgy scrap-metal abstract art installations.


Ok. Now I know you are just joking and tweaking me...

.... right?


Beep boop.

"I give you the destiny of Faith, and you will bring its message to every planet of every star in the heavens: Go forth, conquer in my Name, and reclaim that which I have given." - Book of Reclaiming 22:13

Mizhara Del'thul
Kyn'aldrnari
#14 - 2017-06-14 21:01:56 UTC
It has begun!
Rhoxy Runekin
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#15 - 2017-06-14 21:24:17 UTC
Ibrahim Tash-Murkon wrote:
As I am assimilated one of the fun things I've learned is that Drone Hives are actually just very edgy scrap-metal abstract art installations.


So... you've seen them too?
Che Biko
Alexylva Paradox
#16 - 2017-06-15 09:09:44 UTC
Valerie Valate
Church of The Crimson Saviour
#17 - 2017-06-15 09:48:39 UTC
Che Biko wrote:
I wonder what we would find if we could go to Jove space, or UUA-F4.


Jove Modern Art.


Maybe it's for the best, that those stargates are sealed.

Doctor V. Valate, Professor of Archaeology at Kaztropolis Imperial University.

Jason Galente
Hole Punchers
Drifters Stole My Local
#18 - 2017-06-15 14:06:48 UTC
Ibrahim Tash-Murkon wrote:
As I am assimilated one of the fun things I've learned is that Drone Hives are actually just very edgy scrap-metal abstract art installations.


Charles is gonna get maaaaaad when he reads this!

Only the liberty of the individual assures the prosperity of the whole. And this foundation must be defended.

At any cost