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Darius Irons
Caldari
Arcadian Enterprises
Posted - 2009.11.30 05:42:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Darius Irons on 30/11/2009 07:02:39
Quick question in regards to the EVE storyline. I was reading about the capsule and the clone, and was a little confused about something. The article reads as follows, "In the capsule, however, things are different. All the equipment needs to do is detect a breach in the pod, because as every cadet has hammered into his head from the moment he starts training pod breach, without exception, spells doom for the person inside... At the same time this was happening, CONCORD prepared and adopted legal acts which required every single manufactured capsule to be fitted with a transneural echo burning scanner, in addition to mandating clone contracts for every single pilot cleared to fly a capsule-fitted vessel... Whatever its real causes, the fact remained the capsule and the clone were now inextricably joined, the legislative mandate consolidating their bond. Thus was born the PC pilot."
I was just curious, does this mean once a pilot becomes a pod pilot they can never leave the pod state again? From what I'm reading on this it seems that once under contract, they are bound to that pod. Not to mention, as soon as you open the pod door your transneural scanner fires and that body is toast and you wake up light years away. Am I reading too much into this? Can anyone enlighten me on this situation?
Can a pod pilot leave a pod in a station, or are they doomed to the "wetgrave"?

Myrhial Arkenath
Ghost Festival
Naraka.
Posted - 2009.11.30 09:25:00 - [2]
 

Pilots can exit their capsules when in station, the last Incarna trailer shows how this process goes.

What that article describes is a pod breach in space (getting podded) in which case the transneural scanner springs into action and saves your mind so you wake up in a fresh clone with all your skills and memories intact.

Zayne Zacharias
Amarr
Posted - 2009.11.30 10:29:00 - [3]
 

Though this might be a little off topic, Once a pod pilot, always a pod pilot. I remember in one chronicle (or was it "the Capsule and The Clone... I can't remember) that us capsuleers are very high up in the society, that we are admired and revered (or occasionally hated) by the non-capsuleer population.

Considering the very limited number of pilots that are able to become pod pilots without wetgraving, even the newest, poorest, lowest-skilled pilots are something special.

So we can imagine what happens when a Pod pilot walks into a bar full of civilians...

Odilon Raennere
Posted - 2009.11.30 11:16:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Zayne Zacharias
So we can imagine what happens when a Pod pilot walks into a bar full of civilians...


They pour him a drink?

Capsuleers are the elite in space flight and interstellar civilization, but I think the typical reaction would most likely be one of fear. Capsuleers have a reputation for being ruthless and dangerous not to mention how creepy the plugs/implants (think Matrix) and our immortality may seem to the uninitiated. The people know about the capsuleer alliances in outlaw space and the scale of warfare that rages among them. They also know that there are millions of non-capsuleer crewmembers on those alliance starships who, chasing the paycheck no doubt, are killed by the thousands on an hourly basis. And the capsuleer pilots simply eject/resurrect and get in other ships.

Unless a pilot was wearing the local military uniform or went out of his way to disguise his status, I'd say they'd pour him a drink and give him a very wide berth.

Marine HK4861
Caldari
State Protectorate
Posted - 2009.12.03 23:47:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Odilon Raennere

Unless a pilot was wearing the local military uniform or went out of his way to disguise his status, I'd say they'd pour him a drink and give him a very wide berth.


Bear in mind that considering their wealth and general importance, it's highly likely that they're going to have a security team (or three) keeping an eye on them discreetly in the background.

Another way of looking it at it - capsuleers are like rock stars or major celebrities. Chances are that any time they go stationside not in disguise, they're going to have an entourage of bodyguards, managers, go-getters, floozies and other general hanger-ons.

Trabber Shir
Caldari
5I Incorporated
Posted - 2009.12.04 21:39:00 - [6]
 

Events in the Empyrean Age novel would suggest that the relationship between normal people and pod pilots would depend on the details of the capsuleer's wealth and/or social status.

The poorest capsuleers would be the ones under direct employ of the faction navies. After all, they don't even own their own ships. In the novel it is shown that that class of capsuleer regularly shares recreational facilities (bars and clubs) with the commoners, generally without issue.

By contrast, the independent pilots are the elite rock stars that only associate directly with the commoners on special occasions. To the extent that at the 2008 fanfest this status was used as the RP reason for very few NPCs in WIS/Incarna.

LordSwift
Caldari
The Riot Act
Sacra Cupola
Posted - 2009.12.10 13:58:00 - [7]
 

Also the Wetgrave incident only happened because the poor guy didnt have the proper training to handle using a pod. Since their was a rush to get it working during the war. But now the training is mandortory and we are successful graduates i guess

No'akai
Minmatar
House Aratus
Posted - 2009.12.20 02:39:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: LordSwift
Also the Wetgrave incident only happened because the poor guy didnt have the proper training to handle using a pod. Since their was a rush to get it working during the war. But now the training is mandortory and we are successful graduates i guess


Also, that was very early on, when the technology was adapted for Jovians, which led to problems with the other more "human" races. Nowadays however, the technology the Jovians gave to the Caldari has been built on, and adapted for the other, non-Jovian, races.

Erayo
Posted - 2009.12.20 20:04:00 - [9]
 

So if i'm correct in assuming its the pod that does the scanning when its breached. So what would happen if the pilot is killed while outside his pod. Also it would be unreasonable to assume that they make regular 'backups' of the pilot as it would melt his brain. So in that case the pilot would not be able to retain any memories prior to his last death in a capsule, besides the logistical nightmares that would rise from such an event.

Arakidias
The Legion of Spoon
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
Posted - 2009.12.25 21:38:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Erayo
So if i'm correct in assuming its the pod that does the scanning when its breached. So what would happen if the pilot is killed while outside his pod. Also it would be unreasonable to assume that they make regular 'backups' of the pilot as it would melt his brain. So in that case the pilot would not be able to retain any memories prior to his last death in a capsule, besides the logistical nightmares that would rise from such an event.


You are correct in your assumption.

The pilot would be quite dead.

However there are hints or references out there that there is a portable device in development for that as well.


 

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