Considering recent development and previous theory it feel like to me that we “passed” part of the test we are undergoing with the triglavian.
But speculation aside what interest about this event is that we can learn a few things:
- first, we learn they CAN destroy our entire economy with little efforts.
- they choose not to. For me it’s the first obvious step toward peaceful diplomacy.
- drifters must use either better defensive mesure against such attacks or a altogether different way of communication than us.
So! Back to the speculative part.
I think the collective is indeed seeking allies in their fight against drifter. How did they operate in this endeavour?
My guess is that the triglavian used such attack to “corrupt” the drifters and send a message in a black box to “whoever could read it”.
That’s why the first to give us actual information on the collective was… the drifter themselves in their “death balls”.
It is then possible that the death ball itself was not of their doing but of the virus/worm attack.
The goal was to disturb the drifter operations AND send a “bottle to the sea”. Hoping that someone also at war with the drifter would catch their message (increasing the chances by making the deathballs which can only give the impression of a massive attack/danger).
Since that time, the drifter must have increased their security measure, but the message was passed not to one but two potential allies: the drones and the capsuleers.
My guess here is that the drones were already looking on ways to go to the abyssal deadspace, even possibly already having found a way to dive without filament, to look for isogen-10 that we know they are looking for.
Each hive being more or less independents of the others (while the majority of them are hostile, we can run across some rogue drones that are not) and they probably reacted differently toward the collective. That would explain WHY the collective is divided about them.
And also why they gave us the filaments.
By being proactive in giving us a way to dive into the abyss, they can control where we arrive and how we are treated. It also prevent us to make research on other ways to go there.
what do you think?
PS:: I will update the triglavian fact list later when I had the possibility to try those “upgraded” filaments