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    Pete's Uplink (PC)

    [January 18, 2014 01:00:47 PM]
    Since I finished all my assignments last time, I went back to the Uplink server to get some more missions. I found another "destroy data" mission that got me some more cash, though it also changed my Neuromancer rating from neutral to agressive. My next mission was to fabricate some academic credentials for a programmer, which brought my rating back to neutral. Although there were a number of other missions to destroy data or to revoke people's college degrees, I decided to try focusing on more fake degrees to see if I could push my rating in the other direction.

    After completing all the academic hacking missions that were available, I sped up time for a while to try and get some more. During this time, my exploits showed up on the news feed as a "malicious hacker" who broke into the international academic database. There was also an article about another hacker who was breaking the silence around a mysterious and supposedly unethical company that he had been doing work for.

    I used my new cash to buy some new hacking software, but I couldn't quite get together the funds to get everything I wanted. Additionally, some of the software had multiple versions, so I really wanted to get the highest version I could so that my investment wasn't wasted in the long run. However, the expensive versions were far beyond my price range, which meant that I would have to wait a long time for some more jobs, especially if I was being picky about which ones I was willing to perform.
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    [January 14, 2014 01:47:26 PM]
    I picked up where I left off last time, going through the missions I had already signed up for. It was fairly monotonous, but not too bad. Since I had so many jobs, many of them called for hacking the same company, which saved me a bit of time, since for many of them, since I had effectively erased my tracks, I still had the administrator password for some of the servers I went back to. I suppose if I had been better organized, I could have copied and deleted all the files from a single server in one trip, but the game interface doesn't particularly lend itself to that kind of organization. You're probably not supposed to sign up for twelve jobs at once, anyway.

    The only hitch I had was that in trying to go back to a server that I had already visited (which the game had removed from my map), I accidentally made a direct connection, which got me in some trouble. Fortunately, nothing happened (except getting my password revoked), but since getting caught essentially ends your game and makes you start over, clicking the wrong thing is pretty bad.

    At the end of the missions, I had advanced to rank two and managed to save up enough money to buy a fancy new processor. I was doing pretty well with the super slow one, so hopefully a fast processor will mean that these easy jobs will go much faster.
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    [January 13, 2014 12:50:42 AM]
    I started playing Uplink by doing the tutorial. It went fairly well, so I signed up for my first job. I hacked into a system, copied some files to my hard drive and then mailed them to my client. I didn't own a log deleter, so I ended up taking the money I earned from that job and buying the program. I then went back and tried to cover up my tracks as best I could.

    Since my current Uplink computer is as slow as they come, I decided I'd better put some distance between myself and my targets. I logged on to the Internet Information Center and downloaded every link in the phone book. I then set up a set of jumps that used every publicly listed server on the planet. I then saved the map (a very handy feature) and went back to the Uplink Servers.

    Having some actual experience under my belt, I went back to the job boards and signed up for every job I was eligible to perform, regardless of the description. I contacted each of the clients and pestered them to give me more money. None of them agreed, of course, but I did manage to convince two or three to pay me half up front, which gave me enough cash to buy the fanciest log deleter in the catalog.

    Now that I had ten or eleven clients waiting for me to deliver, I got back to the somewhat tedious task of copying and deleting files...
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    Pete's Uplink (PC)

    Current Status: Playing

    GameLog started on: Sunday 12 January, 2014

    Pete's opinion and rating for this game

    Best Computer Hacking Simulator I know of.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstar

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