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Neutral 32 Hacking the Wibson
StartA.I.D.A. Terminal [74.1, 64.4]
EndFusion Core [77.3, 63.3]
Level83 (Requires 83)
CategoryUldum
Experience43,900
Rewards8Gold 60Silver
PreviousA Disarming Distraction, Core Access Codes
NextGnomebliteration

Objectives Edit

Hack the Wibson Mainframe on top of the M.A.C. Diver[77, 33].

  • Wibson Mainframe hacked

Description Edit

It is true. New expedition crews have arrived by sea.

My scanners detect that they already have been afflicted by the curse phenomenon.

You must hurry and go aboard the M.A.C. Diver. The access codes will give us control over the fusion core's functions, but there is still a layer of security we must bypass.

User <name>, I must ask you to hack a very sophisticated mainframe known as the "Wibson."

Do not worry, I will provide you with further instructions.

Progress Edit

Greetings, user <name>.

Completion Edit

I am in control, user <name>. But I cannot keep the core temperature stable indefinitely.

Rewards Edit

You will receive:

  • 8Gold 60Silver
  • 43900 XP

Notes Edit

  • Fly up to the top of the M.A.C. Diver. The Wibson Mainframe is across from the glowing Fusion Core. Immediately beside it is a toolchest with a [Maintenance Axe] inside it. Interact with the Wibson Mainfraime to hack at it, then go talk to the Fusion Core.
  • Sometimes the Maintenance Axe will not show up in the toolbox; just abandon the quest and go pick it up again.

Media Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The quest title "Hacking the Wibson" is a reference to the 1995 film Hackers, where actors Johnny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie must hack a corporate mainframe computer known as "The Gibson", itself a reference to author William Gibson, well known in the cyberpunk genre.
  • The use of the axe on the computer is a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy scene aboard the Heart of Gold, in which Zaphod Beeblebrox convinces Eddy the shipboard computer to do what he wants by saying "I'm going to get a very large axe, go to your memory banks and give you a programming you'll never forget."

Quest progression Edit

  1. Neutral 15 [83] The Curse of the Tombs (optional)
  2. Neutral 15 [83] Artificial Intelligence
  3. Neutral 15 [83] A Disarming Distraction / Neutral 15 [83] Core Access Codes
  4. Neutral 15 [83] Hacking the Wibson
  5. Neutral 15 [83] Gnomebliteration

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