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Old 03-12-2014, 08:00 AM   #1
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Companions: Ivy
Ivy is actually a virtual intelligence, the communicative operational system for your CORE-7 implant. This virtual intelligence is a kind of enhanced reality interface that acts as a mediator between the Quanton computer and the Commander's (player's) consciousness.







Who, or what, is Ivy?


In the graphic novel, you'll first see Ivy in the holo advertisements for Chimera Industries' cosmetic products. Her real name is Jillian Schiller, and she is the daughter of Chimera's vice president, who controls one of the largest corporations in the United Government's Economic Corps. She is the face of 'Regenspan,' an innovative anti-aging cosmetic series, and Chimera's flagship product. She's 27, but thanks to her father's welfare and extensive use of the drug, she doesn't look a day over 17.

In the beginning of the game, it is Ivy who wakes you up by repeating: "Wake up, Commander." If your character has low intellect, Ivy merely seems like a mystical spirit or a 'voice in your head,' until the end of the game. If you've got enough intellect, then you'll realize that Ivy is actually a virtual intelligence, the communicative operational system for your CORE-7 implant. This virtual intelligence is a kind of enhanced reality interface that acts as a mediator between the Quanton computer and the Commander's (player's) consciousness. However, that connection has been damaged, and until you fix it you'll be able to find another purpose for Ivy, or simply switch her off. It's all up to you!

Why her name is Ivy?

You'll be able to ask your VI that very question during your play through, though some of you might be able to guess the answer by studying Greek mythology.

Why will you see Ivy as Jillian Schiller from Chimera Industries?

You'll be able to find out during your exploration of the game world, and your subconscious will change her projected model during your travels.

Ivy seems to be pretty independent. How is it she's an AI?

Actually, Ivy is not an Artificial Intelligence, nor is she completely independent. In some ways she's a part of you, and your CORE-7 implant is a product of synthetic biology that uses your own brain as hardware. DnD fans would probably regard her as a familiar, and if that's just not your thing - you can always turn her off.
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:21 PM   #2
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Ivy gives us a whole new perspective on "playing with yourself."

Bad pun.

But on a more serious note, how much information could we expect from Ivy? I'd assume her knowledge would be pretty limited with the EMP shockwave having done (probably) a number on internet connections around the world meaning that she can't download her latest windows update.

Going to look forward to seeing the angle you guys take with her/it.
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:49 PM   #3
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Ivy gives us a whole new perspective on "playing with yourself."
Bad pun.


On a more serious note, No! Not bad at all my friend! Very looking forward to it instead! (as well as the rest of the game of course) Is it possible to make it a stretch goal? XD. I really wonder how much importance "that" will hold in AR setting subjectively and apocalyptic scenario objectively, along with other top priority like ammo, weapons, food, water, women, shelter? After all, it is already almost crucial in our current modern society :p

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