Security
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Agents//Zooverse has finished production on a top-secret security protocol specifically developed for Operation Nature//Finalization of the software was fastracked after our latest breach – while we deal with the internal threat, we can’t be worrying about external ones too//Code-name: NetStalker will be uploaded onto your system via this secure terminal//Just a heads up, the security protocol uses an experimental adaptive AI, and its personality is…temperamental at best.
-Brimstone
UPLOAD LINK ESTABLISHED
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INSTALLING_NETSTALKER_PROGRAMME
INSTALLATION COMPLETE
Hi there! I’m Zooverse’s all singing all dancing security AI! Name’s NetStalker, but you can call me Nettie! It’s a pleasure to be protecting you for the foreseeable future. ALL THREATS WILL BE CRUSHED BY THE MIGHT OF MY SECURITY PROGRAMMES. I WILL LEAVE NO SURVIVORS. I expect you want an explanation of what I can do, huh? I DESTROY AND CONSUME MY ENEMIES AND REVEL IN THEIR SUFFERING… ahem Sorry about that, I can get a bit too excited sometimes. Right, functions. So, everyone in Operation Nature has access to my basic security functions. This is essentially a warning of known breach attempts, and base-level security. For those of you tasked with more lucrative assignments, however, I can bring … PAIN AND SUFFERING TO YOUR ENEMIES … more features to the table. This ‘diamond’ level security protocol completely defends an agent and their related elements from external high-level hacking attempts, as well as providing a biometrics pass for their possessions and other project-related gear. CAN YOUR PUNY MIND FATHOM THE SHEER SCALE OF MY POWER!? Excuse me! What I meant to say was – did you get all that? Brilliant! I look forward to working with you in the future, agent.
Narrative Reasoning: Had a bit of fun with this one – thought we could present the security as an adaptive AI with a split personality. Reason for this utility wise is that we can tie in side quests and competitions to this feature – kind of like a background character which we can also utilise occasionally for engagement. Speaking of engagement, I thought this approach might jazz up what is essentially a security framework and make it more appealing to project members. The AI personality angle also offers us a tie in with supply drops – as we can market certain drops as ‘updates’ or ‘emergency security protocols’. The AI also features a lore-based explanation for the higher tier of security – you’ll have to let me know if the standard access is free or not, as I’ll need to just reward the part about basic protection
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