What is the name of New Eden’s analogue of Internet? In my blog I call it simply “The Net” but I wonder if there is an accepted term.
“The Net” is just fine if you want to keep using it, but I believe “GalNet” is the established term, used both by CCP and players.
Thank you, Teinyhr.
Where did it come from by the way, I assume it’s short for something?
No idea tbh, I take it most just assume it means “Galactic Net” or “Galactic Internet”.
I always assumed it meant ‘Gallente Net’ and originated with the Federation. Galactic Net might be a better definition though.
I read somewhere that the internet that covers the entire cluster was developed by the Federation (or just by Gallente interests). Originally it was just for Fed systems, hence the name GalNet.
Where did I read that? Hek if I remember.
According to that old science article, a Gallentean scientist cracked FTL communication, so the fluid router network did originate from the Gallente, so its name being “Gallente Net” or similar does have merit. But as said, I don’t think the actual reason why it is called GalNet has ever been stated.
Seems likely. Quite an infrastructure requirement to get it all set up and running.
This is probably what I read.
I’m not great at telling which articles are older or more recent, though.
I belive Galnet is an abbrivation of the Intergalactic Summit, some are calling it The Summit as well…
No, IGS/The Summit is just one forum/chat service. Galnet is the whole internet service.
For as long as I have been in EVE, the forum (IGS) has always been referred to as galnet
Yes, but so have other places on the supposed interwebs.
It’s just like today you could say someone said on Slack / Discord / the forums / on the internet, and not imply the place is the only Slack / Discord / forum and or the totality of internet.
Found the description for what Galnet is. Bottom of this article.
Shouldnt Caldari and Amarr have something like CalNet and AmarrNet then to avoid being spied and influenced by Gallante “Social Networks”?
Maybe, but it’s pretty much established in lore by now that everyone uses GalNet. I think it’s just, like the RL internet, the places that are more prone to censorship just impose much higher levels of regulations and may have their own networks walled off, but it’s still called GalNet and based on GalNet infrastructure. Who knows, though, maybe there are local words for it that we don’t know about.
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