From a lore perspective, the slimes (formerly blobs) are now just another invader and not directly connected to The Blob. Slimes can still spawn from certain zombies, though, and prior discussions have referenced zeds being able to punch physics in the nuts due to micro infusions of Blob energy. So…
- What, exactly, is The Blob? Even if the character never knows, it’s good for the player to have an understanding. Is the Blob ‘just’ particles of XOE37? Is it unrelated, and just uses it as a tool like everything else (destabilizing sentients via mutation and Blob Psychosis)?
- Persuant to 1, what exactly are the Exodii and the other faction running from in terms of Blob Contamination? Again, XOE37? Zombies? Something else undefined?
- Finally, where do Zombies and Ferals fit into this? Are they the Blob’s minions? Are they just tools, or incidentals? And if Zeds are still motivated via slimes, where do they fit in? Servitor race? The ‘end state’ for things infected with XOE37? Both? That actually would make sense as to why anyone who knows what it is would run or try to fight it, if that’s what you get to look forward to is a black, gooey ecosystem.