Throughout the long winding corridors on many of the decks,
you’ll come across certain teleports which only provide access
to the first level of each type of work category (Engineering,
Research etc). To reach Research Levels 2 & 3, you’ll need to
find other teleports.
It always pays to find out from other members of the crew
This way you can keep up to date with the latest events.
You won’t always find out what’s actually happening, but
whether it be the engineering crew unhappy about human
experiments, or the medical crew fighting against the latest
radiation victims, at least you’ll know something.
Remember, knowledge is power.
The Need To Know
Once you’ve spoken to various people aboard the Icarus
station, “Special Information” will become available to
you. This means: - You’ll gain access to other levels on the ship,
- You’ll become involved in other plots,
- Earn respect from other crew members.
Let’s face it, we need to know everything that’s happening,
it’s human nature. Of course, other natural acts certainly
become appealing, especially when you take a shower with
Hamie Lucis in her quarters (just remember to bring a paper
bag - Teri Hatcher she’s not!).
Each member of the crew has one of four basic character
types: Dominant, Submissive, Silly and Serious. Handling
the individual should be done carefully, so insulting them
is not a good idea. Even a little charm can prove disastrous.
And yes, I know what you’re thinking, “Maybe if I used a
little charm on a young lady I’d get a little action.”
I’m afraid not, I already tried it. Well I suppose you’ll
save yourself a few seconds there (what, twice!). If the
character seems submissive (Malichek), you should issue a
command, eg “Give me the Radiation Report”. However, if
the character is quite dominant (Dr Luvey), rather than
being forceful and sounding like an arrogant prat, you should talk
in a friendly manner.
There are 62 people aboard the ship. Not only do they
fall into four mood types, they also fall into four job
categories: Engineers, Scientists, Medics, Security.
As you’d expect, being stuck on a bucket of bolts that’s
heading for certain death (always the optimistic!),
there’s bound to be a little friction.
The Engineers basically don’t like the Scientists due
to a major difference of opinion. So when you help an
Engineer, those stuck-up smartipants Scientists are
usually a little less likely to lend assistance later on.
In order to access information on members of the crew or for a
glance at the plans of the station, just log onto this
impressive database and let your fingers do the work.