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Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summaries
Posted By: General-RADIXDate: 1/8/16 5:49 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summaries (Forrest of B.org)

: This is an awesome read, thanks!

I'm glad you liked it! ^^

: Realtime notes reading through: Ch1: I don't remember if I did this
: intentionally, but juxtaposing the transporter accident that sent you to
: the sewers and the transporter "accident" that sent you to the
: Pfhor ship makes the latter seem a lot more accidental. Maybe that sewer
: level actually had a plot purpose at one point (making the next level seem
: less suspicious) and I just forgot it myself.

It does make the detour to the Pfhor ship less suspicious, yeah (at least until you realize that there are no terminals, and thus no way to ask Hathor what happened).

: Ch2: The Pfhor ship is not during the Lh'owon campaign, but near the end of
: the Pfhor War, some 50 years after the Lh'owon campaign, at a Pfhor
: military outpost near(ish) Earth. Hathor doesn't get chased off a ship;
: Leela has you capture a ship for her and Blake and co, and then go smash
: the part of the Pfhor network on the colony that Hathor is trapped in,
: using a safer version of the same trick Tycho used to sneak a peak at her
: mind in the process.

D'oh. >.< Not sure why I thought it was during the Lh'owon campaign, in hindsight.

: And what's the "Blue Leela" thing? Never heard of that.

Some artists (two I remember off the top of my head are Phobos-Romulus--though the exact pic I'm thinking of, with all three Marathon AIs, isn't on his dA anymore--and this guy named GuiMontag) made her signature colour blue, so that there wouldn't be two green AIs; I also went with blue for my interpretation of her. Most likely reasoning behind this I can think of is that the first game's icon is blue, and no canon AI uses that colour.

: Ch3: You mention S'bhuth's Older at one point. I'm not sure what you mean
: there, as S'bhuth IS the Older of S'pht'Kr.

Is it the "his own Older" bit? If so, "his" was meant to refer to Marcus.

: Ch4: You notice the implication of the pattern buffers in Ch4! Foreshadowing.
: :-)

Hehe. ^^

: But it doesn't sound like you caught the trickery going on with the
: "Leela" terminals telling Marcus to use the waste disposal
: transporter that actually just beamed him into space, which Leela
: subsequently says was a dumb idea and where he got it from. I guess if you
: skipped the Failure branch the real payoff of that setup got skipped, but
: I still kind of expected a "huh, but you told me to do it, Leela...
: didn't you?" in there.

I had this suspicion that it might have actually been Hathor telling you to do that ("duplicate host ID"), but wasn't entirely sure.

(Aside: is there a way to extract whole/assembled terminals out of AO scenarios without going through the levels again? Asking in part because I also need to do this with Rubicon)

: There's no actual self-destruct action on the map, so you can set the
: self-destruct and smash the Cybernetic Junction both in any order with no
: worries.

Ah, OK. ^^ Pfhore's guide gave me the impression that you only had a few minutes to escape.

: Ch5: Kinda disappointed that Marcus didn't make note of the seas and
: continents in the sky.

Again: d'oh. >.<

: Also, though you couldn't know this: the gravitronic blades function by
: creating a controlled fold in spacetime in the shape of a rod extending
: from the hilt, which is basically a tiny antenna-shaped event horizon that
: consumes anything it passes across, and only glows because of Hawking
: radiation.

Sounds a lot cooler than plasma. XD

: The floodwaters don't force open the doors on Deep Into The Grotto ; opening
: the doors lets the floodwaters in, from the flooded room on the other side
: of the door.

Ah, OK. Writing the summary a day after completing Eternal might've made me forget.

: Again, thanks for writing these, they were lots of fun to read!

You're welcome! ^^

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     Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesForrest of B.org 1/7/16 10:54 p.m.
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     Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesLion O Cyborg 1/8/16 5:17 a.m.
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