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Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
Posted By: PerseusSpartacusDate: 7/9/13 8:24 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! (Philtron)

: This complaint about lava is a silly. I know that to a degree you were being
: deliberately silly, but I'm going to respond as though you were being
: completely serious for fun and to explore the idea of "lava" in
: Marathon.

I actually was being totally serious. :|

: First, it's a complaint about the realism of lava in a game where star
: monsters swing balls of energy from their crystal staves. Marathon is not
: the real world so, like you said, we are willing to accept odd stuff and
: the "lava" should be one of them.

Yes, crystal staves are unrealistic - I grant you that. But lava? LAVA? Seriously, that's just crazy and incredibly childish.

: Secondly, the "lava" doesn't touch the metal of the Security
: Officers suit until the shields are down and then you die instantly. In
: Marathon you're wearing a power suit which exudes an energy shield that
: protects you from things like bullets and hot molten substances. It's like
: the MasterChief's shields in Halo.

You have some point there, I suppose.

: Thirdly, you are indeed being unfair. Fire, or "lava", is instantly
: recognizable as being dangerous as opposed to gasoline (which isn't
: actually harmful when you walk through it) or nuclear fuel. If Bungie had
: used nuclear fuel you would just be complaining, "Why isn't
: everything radioactive? Why isn't everyone on the Marathon dying of
: radiation poisoning?" You mention tar and I think that's worse; why
: can you walk/swim through it, you should be sinking in that thick goop and
: getting perfectly preserved for anthropologists of the future. The point
: is that other options wouldn't be much better.

That is true.

: Fifth, and most importantly, IT'S NOT LAVA. The UESC is not an active
: volcano. There is no lava anywhere inside of it. So your scientific
: criticisms of the "lava" are invalid. That stuff could be
: anything from some sort of space fuel, to industrial byproduct, to molten
: metal, to who knows what. The rules by which it functions are dependent
: entirely on the decisions of Bungie.

Notice that on Try Again there's the map annotation 'Fusion Vent #9' hovering right over where the 'lava' is. Wonder if that has anything to do with anything.

Vale,
Perseus

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Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!PerseusSpartacus 7/4/13 11:55 a.m.
     Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!Godot 7/5/13 5:18 a.m.
     Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!Hopper 7/5/13 9:35 a.m.
           Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!Godot 7/5/13 10:48 a.m.
                 Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!PerseusSpartacus 7/5/13 12:02 p.m.
                       Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!PerseusSpartacus 7/5/13 12:30 p.m.
                             Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!Godot 7/5/13 1:22 p.m.
     Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!Philtron 7/9/13 8:10 p.m.
           Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!PerseusSpartacus 7/9/13 8:24 p.m.
                 Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!Blake37 9/29/13 7:30 a.m.
                       Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!cB557 9/29/13 2:10 p.m.
           Re: Tour of Duty - Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!treellama 7/10/13 6:26 a.m.

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