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Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreams
Posted By: MartinDate: 3/9/14 12:52 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreams (Hokuto)

: Thanks! They're some of my favorites, so I like to give them a lot of
: thought.

: I am definitely a subscriber to the theory that Durandal and Tycho are either
: reboots of Traxus IV or were among the other AI on the Martian Net that he
: infiltrated, which would indeed explain how, if the Gheritt White terminal
: is part of the security officer's memories, Durandal might be able to
: access them (and of course, later on he also seems to be familiar with
: what your father told you when you were a kid). Either he knew you
: personally on Mars or he was able to steal your records, both seem pretty
: plausible. I'm less convinced by the PiD soldier = Security Officer thing,
: personally, but mostly on a logistics level - pretty sure that guy's
: corpse would be dust by the time the technology for battleroids came
: around. Though I do think that the security officer is one of the
: battleroids from the Icarus/Thermopylae war, who then got stuck in stasis
: until being smuggled onto the Marathon. (Spiritually, however, I can see
: the PiD soldier connection. Maybe reincarnation's a thing in the Marathon
: universe? In which case that poor bastard must have really screwed up in
: some life previous to both of these...)

Wow you guys are taking this dream discussion to the next level. I haven't done much thinking on the terminal stories' connection to the larger history, but took some lessons from the Volunteers discussion on them, although having just recapped those for this level in particular, there we had only lower level theories on dreams/nightmares/metaphors/Thoth/SO. These more developed words of yours and Viking's are quite appealing to take on, but I should really get my own thoughts together, and soon :).

: I always thought that conversation referred to the slaughter on the Marathon
: myself, which is certainly the more immediate crime - plus we don't know
: that AI were involved in the asteroid war at all, only the battleroids. I
: suppose the Martian AI could have been used to control the battleroids
: from afar, but that seems like a bit of an awkward distance - you'd think
: that if the asteroids were big enough to have battleroid factories, they
: wouldn't have to outsource control centers or whatever they used. (No
: dispute as to the security officer's nature, though. A 99.9% certainty
: regarding the player's cyborg-ness is good enough for me!)

Yeah it would seem a bit of a stretch even my Marathon standards to have that discussion not just about the slaughter on the Marathon, at least in terms of giving the player any chance at following things.

: I don't consider it a waste at all! I hadn't considered it from that angle
: before, it's definitely a very interesting theory, so I hope you'll bring
: it up again and elaborate on it more when "Eat the Path" comes
: up. I'd really love for the dream level terminals to have their own
: speculation page so all of these theories could be easily perused - not
: that I'm hinting in the webmaster's general direction or anything... _
: Also sorry it took a while for me to reply, I got a bit distracted
: re-reading the Durandal pages.

Yep time for some re-reading here as well I would say.

While jumping ahead a bit in the dream story, I would just say that I was just upgrading my car's 'durability' in Need for Speed Rivals (new current favourite game) ... and spent years fixing 'durability' damage in WoW. 'Durability'.

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Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsHokuto 3/7/14 6:48 a.m.
     Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsGodot 3/7/14 8:01 a.m.
           Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsHokuto 3/7/14 11:10 a.m.
                 Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsGodot 3/7/14 12:34 p.m.
                       Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsHopper 3/7/14 3:16 p.m.
                             Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsGodot 3/8/14 2:45 a.m.
                                   Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsHokuto 3/8/14 5:55 a.m.
                                         Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsMartin 3/9/14 3:35 a.m.
                                               Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsGodot 3/9/14 4:08 a.m.
     Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsVikingBoyBilly 3/7/14 8:17 a.m.
           Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsHokuto 3/7/14 12:21 p.m.
                 Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsMartin 3/9/14 12:52 p.m.
     Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsMartin 3/7/14 12:01 p.m.
           Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsHokuto 3/7/14 12:23 p.m.
                 Re: Tour of Duty: Where are monsters in dreamsMartin 3/9/14 5:35 p.m.

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