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A question about CD

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:11 pm
by superdark
Why do Bob's eyes glow? At first I thought it was because he was a controller, but then I realized that none of the other controllers we've seen had glowing eyes. Is it a particular implant that is special to him? If so, what use would glowing eyes be? Did you just add it to make him unsettling? Am I over thinking this?

-superdark

Re: A question about CD

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:47 am
by Lokekar Kra
Saphira had glowing eyes if I remember right. Not to mention the tattoos people have had. I would imagine that with the tech availble for augs of all sorts some might opt for all sorts for purely cosmetic reasons. Look at Whisper as an example. Ring stated that she could of had augs that completely hid that they were there, yet instead of hiding them she made them a standout feature.

Re: A question about CD

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:44 pm
by superdark
That's true, but Bob just doesn't strike me as the cosmetic type. He seems a bit more stern, but still fun to be around. It would be weird for him to get glowing eyes just because he wanted to look cool or something like that. I don't know, maybe that's just my interpretation of his character, and it isn't necessarily correct. But still...

Re: A question about CD

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:46 pm
by see317
Maybe it's an outdated form of visual augmentation? More current versions could pipe visual data directly to the visual cortex in the brain, but Bob might use an older version that projects the information onto his eyes causing them to glow in low light environments.

Re: A question about CD

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:44 pm
by David
see317 wrote:Maybe it's an outdated form of visual augmentation? More current versions could pipe visual data directly to the visual cortex in the brain, but Bob might use an older version that projects the information onto his eyes causing them to glow in low light environments.
Bingo.

Bob's an old-fashioned kind of guy. Like Niobe, his Augs are old, but solid.

Re: A question about CD

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:15 am
by Alvarin
That's what I thought too, but the problem with old-fashioned augmentations is that, even if as stated "solid", might not be good enough to be used by Controller of such important installation ...

Re: A question about CD

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:49 am
by David
Controlling is a very demanding and highly specialised job and there are very few people in the galaxy who can cope. Remember, Bob was made Controller of Espenson Station because the station's former Controller was disabled and backup Controller was killed all in one blow. Perhaps the RASF might have opted for a more high-tech individual, given time.

Re: A question about CD

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:42 pm
by Vile
I'd guess visual augs are pretty far down the list of priorities for a controller, too. And I don't imagine people swap out their augs regularly - you'd have to get used to a whole new set of functions, and the procedure itself can't be pleasant.

Re: A question about CD

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:03 pm
by jae
A couple of questions -- and I hope this is the right thread for asking them!

1. When was Sarah first introduced to the story?
2. Is there an easy way to get to somewhere in the story, without plodding through from page 1? I mean, can you jump to the beginning of Chapter five, for example? (or even to the exact page where Sarah is introduced?)

Re: A question about CD

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:20 pm
by see317
jae wrote:A couple of questions -- and I hope this is the right thread for asking them!

1. When was Sarah first introduced to the story?
2. Is there an easy way to get to somewhere in the story, without plodding through from page 1? I mean, can you jump to the beginning of Chapter five, for example? (or even to the exact page where Sarah is introduced?)
Answer to number 2 is the "Navigation-View The Full Archives" button in the upper left of the main Crimson Dark page. It has jumps to each chapter, and below that links to each individual page.