Rendghast wrote:personally, i would vastly prefer to scrap the entire godnet and make pan pacifica the net runner realm.
First, it fits way more with the law of intrigue. Hacking a computer is by definition trying to sneak in. Second, it allows combat in Pacifica "Out of sight". If people start shooting in the streets, cops get called, wanted posters printed, and roadblocks put up. If people start shooting in a closed data file....who is t know?
Second, the papacies axioms make next to zero sense. Tech 26 Social 18 Magic 10 Spirit 14? are you kidding? the Law of One True god is a walking example of spirit 23 in action. and how is magic only 10, when it is common enough to rate a Law of heresy. Orrorsh has a magic of 15 and spell design is literally case by case. YOu need magic 15 just to summon demons in the first place, how the heck are they a common thing in the papacy if no one is capable of summoning them?!!!
The Papacy should be run as "Protestant reformation gone wild" and have its axioms altered to tech 16, Social 17, Magic 16, Spirit 23. Let the mind net be a pacifica thing, it just makes more sense in game.
Ok your personal game is your personal game but...
Your solution is to remove Cyber from the CyberPapacy and to remove the Hard Boiled Martial Arts combat from the Martial Arts realm.
This is akin to taking magic out of Aysle or the Horror out of Orrorsh.
Also we have no idea if Orrorsh is going to get case by case magic in Torg Eternity, but you can bet that "if it does" it will be due to a world law stretching what is possible with the axioms.
Your getting hung up on the Axioms doing everything, they don't. They provide the framework for most actions and then world Laws change the rules.
Aysle needs WAY higher than Magic 24 for spontaneous creation of magic items with absolutely no training, yet there it is with the Law of magic.
There is NOTHING in any axiom that means people heal faster, yet there it is in the Living Land, Law of Life.
Why are demons a thing in Cyberpapacy, because the World law creates a situation where they are.
Why is combat in the open a thing in Pan Pacifica, because the world laws encourage hard boiled everyman heroes fighting against impossible odds. Oh and there are infected Jiangshi (sp?) running around all over the place.
The Law of the One true god means that in a cosm that shouldn't have a single dominant religion, it still does and it does this without making the adherents to that religion miracle toting zealots.
Remember that these are NOT realities that follow "our" or even Core Earth common sense. People don't phone the cops because.. reasons appropriate to the realm.
Maybe they phone Corpsec security instead and it just isn't profitable to respond that quickly to a small street skirmish.
The Security services are stretched thin and are assigned to the increased security at important person X's garden party.
the wanted poster doesn't get posted because the contract for managing that service went out to tender and was awarded to the lowest corporate bidder who just happens to be run by a CEO who is actually a secret member of the Rauru block and is trying their hardest to counter Kanawa at every turn.
As to "if people are to start shooting in a closed data file, who is to know"..
The Godnet knows. It is in almost everything. So the darkness device knows, so Malraux likely knows (if Ebencrux decides to tell him)
If it is a truly closed data file "how did you get in?" If its air gapped or whirlwinded then you had to break in or possibly fight your way in.
At which point "people know".