I have a few questions about creating characters. We already do know some things, but even then it leaves lots of questions up in the air.
1. I'm guessing that the game is going to have point-based creation. Can you tell us if there are going to be edges and flaws, like Shadowrun has? If so, what might they entail (since obviously certain edges and flaws wouldn't work in Eclipse Phase, like allergies).
2. It's obvious that most characters will be (trans)human, but does Eclipse Phase have the rules necessary to portray characters that aren't necessarily so? Perhaps a player wishes to be an AI (one of my game group thought it might be interesting if a person's muse could be another PC), or someone naturally born as a morph of some sort (the organic ones I assume can breed) with a mindset somewhat alien to most humans (even those who have resleeved as that morph)... will this be possible?
3. Since the game is skill based, it made me wonder if certain concepts from Shadowrun's skill system might be translated, such as Edge, skill groups, and similar goodies. Can we expect something similar? How many skills might we see in an Eclipse Phase skill group? Will there be something similar to knowledge skills?
Transhumans will one day be the Luddites of the posthuman age.