Jane likes violence. She vehemently dislikes misses.
Of course! I forgot that Kleya has the all seeing eye of hacking! Otherwise Jane would’ve HACKED Kleya’s head off.
I boo your pun. Mostly because Bloody Mary wasn’t going for a neck level horizontal slash that might remove Kleya’s head from her body. Seriously, that’s the only reason I boo it as otherwise I would’ve made it. Actually, the only puns I ever do boo are ones that I wouldn’t make myself, and those are few and far between.
Well she would have at least hacked off a limb 😛
Pane l1 warning counts as a hack, right? Thought we were trying not to hack this one.
Is it a real hack, or is it something she just noticed without really trying because she has that hacker meta-knowledge.
Once you know how something’s made, it’s easy to see it differently. Ex: users see pictures and words on a website, web-designers see arrangements of HTML code. So, my guess is that while Kleya didn’t actually hack into The Game and alter the code, she DID notice a snippet of code she PROBABLY wasn’t normally supposed to see. Kind of like how she saw the NPC-twins’ stats back in the colorless practice version of the game.
Yes, but I think it’s easily dismissed as “She heard the air move” or something like that so it’s not a 100% give away, maybe a hint at possible passive hacking, but not a give away. Like she did with the Twins, she made Danni think she could just tell.
Gotta invest more in agility Jane.
And that is why I wear back armor whenever I fight creepy ladies with animated dolls. … Which happens much more often than one might expect.
I vehemently like the word vehemently
The sickle is brutally covered by the letter I. It looks like she is trying to punch her.
But d***, both the hair and dresses of both characters are really good in panel 3.
That alert is cheating I guess, does kleya have a Weapon? This could get really interesting, both their Specials are Down or useless.
Hm. Sort of a hack, but probably not more so than Jane’s loophole….
Great job on Jane’s hair. The contrast in art quality between Jane and Kat is very striking.
swing and a miss
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Talk about close calls. But if Jane made no sound upon approach, will this expose Kat’s ability to read the code? Or would it be put down to whatever stats she’s got assigned on her chara?
That is the best question of all right there. The text of the ‘Alert!’ was done in Kleya’s Hacker Vision, but would it have been shown to a normal player or not? And remember, if Bloody Jane had used a horizontal slice instead of that vertical one that evasive maneuver wouldn’t have worked, so it’s not that un-realistic to think that the ‘Alert!’ would’ve been shown to anyone instead of being a ‘hack’ by Kleya.
Pirouette, double fist, BACK OF THE SKULL.
Lucky miss! Kleya sure has her work cut out for her now (pun unintended)!
If she only could trick the dolls in jumping at jane accidentaly and snap nice on in that moment…
Was that warning a hack or…? It seemed too fast for a hack but not like it was part of the game proper. Is it just a result of her understanding code and whatnot?
Don’t know if it’s specifically a hack or just a product of Kleya’s hacking abilities. But in the same way that she can read opponents abilities, she is also able to be alerted to danger (I think this ability has been seen in the comic before, but not sure where (of if…)).
Hu, i’m impressed.
I tought she could never avoid that.
Now i think: was she lucky?
Or did she already have high stats and nice took MANY of them?
Is the alert considered hacking?
Because a normal player surely wouldn’t have a giant alert thingy saying someone was attacking him/her.
And i guess Kleya is really screwed now.
I’m not so sure that a normal player wouldn’t have gotten the warning. The real question is did she know how to dodge because of a hack or was that part just luck?
She can only see those warnings because of her amazing programming skills, but technically, she isn’t hacking, because she didn’t actually mess with anyone’s code. Most programs just “leak” information that she can easily read.
I’m not so sure about that. Her ability to see leaky code seems like an extra Special to me– I doubt most players are supposed to be able to access a “debug” mode in the Game.
Then again, if there isn’t a rule specifically against it… Kleya seems very good at finding loopholes. 😉
I see it as a sort of “developer mode” setting – one that Kleya shouldn’t really have access to, but is passive enough to pass under the radar.
Well, it’s a good time for her spider sense to start tingling…
lol @Squire James i was just thinking the same thing lol
I’ve been to your comic once and was turned off by the artwork. I came back today and read all of it. I found the story very original, and complex, and I can relate to it as I have been trying to lie low on some forums where I guess my views weren’t tolerated. what I don’t understand is why being a hacker is so bad. I desperately want to learn how to hack.
You have to remember that these people practically live in a virtual world. Hackers with the ability to bring down the network would be like arsonists or serial killers.
Also, I suspect that the “Hacker Hunts” were fueled by Dr Grace and his colleagues so that they could maintain coding superiority over the common people.
when you’ve got highly advanced dome cities with computers monitoring your oxygen, temperature, water, etc, having someone that could get into the computers and turn off the air would scare the h*** out of you I imagine. That and the fact that a lot of people seem dependant on Life for making their money which would probably be easy for a hacker to screw with, and you’ve got a terrorist more frightening than any suicide bomber, with the potential to do even more damage.
Uh, it’s kinda like saying:
‘I want to learn to learn to be a burglar. What? Theres nothing wrong with it! It’s not like I actually plan on stealing stuff, I just think it’d be cool to learn!’
In theory theres nothing wrong with having the skills, but most folk wont trust you not to abuse those skills.
That is some nicely drawn hair!
On the related note: the dolls are like Hydra heads, destroy one and it will make itself into two. Kleya didn’t destroy the dolls in the previous page, so they couldn’t regenerate. Kicking down the dolls put Kleya in close range of BlooJane, so BlooJane is using her sythe. The dolls special is still in use, but I think they’re more of a far range special, compared to short range NICE.
I believe that Kleya disabled Nice a couple strips back, right before she ran after the dolls. She could bring it up again, but not in time to counter the attack.
Except she turned off Nice. If she got hit now, it would just hurt her, and not Jane.
Kleya canceled Nice a few pages ago so she could attack the dolls without getting hit by it. I suspect the dolls are still duplicating and all this is happening faster than their duplication animation.
DOLLS ARE LIKE HYDRA HEADS!! SHE DIDN’T DESTROY THEM, THEY DIDN’T REGENERATE.
Kleya turned off Nice. So Kleya can’t depend on it to take out Jane.
And where do you get the idea that the dolls are dead? Just because we didn’t see them doesn’t mean that they haven’t regenerated?
Kleya disbanded her special so she wouldn’t be hurt when hurting the dolls, and I think it takes a little time to get it back up. As for dolls, we can’t see on this page as to whether their special is still up or not.
mary would be fun to cosplay as.