Artful Dodger wrote:
Its not that I find Etherscope lacking, in fact I think it has to be one of the best settings out there currently. But to have a world which uses Etherspace as a technology and not have several scientists out there trying to use it to connect to other worlds is improbable.
Thanks for the compliments about the setting. I would say there are two reasons for this lack of exploration:
1) Etherspace is still mostly viewed as a source of energy and data storage, rather than as a separate dimension. (Some members of the fey and experts in the occult know different.)
2) Who's to say whether deeper exploration of Etherspace hasn't
been attempted? It may have simply ended, oh, rather badly. (Consider this a promotion for Mysteries of the Occult.
) Such missions would probably have been organized secretly to avoid interference from competing powers, and their failure would have been quickly swept under the rug.