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Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summaries
Posted By: Forrest of B.orgDate: 1/12/16 6:01 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summaries (General-RADIX)

: I knew ahead of time that there were a bunch of bad endings; what I didn't
: learn for a while was where the chapter splits were or how to avoid said
: bad endings.

I still don't get why anyone wants to avoid playing the failure branches; it seems like if you only wanted to play the last chapter of Infinity, because the others are all set in failed timelines. Or if you only wanted to take the most direct route from beginning to end in a level and avoid any exploration. Seeing what would have happened (and trying to guess ahead of time) and then going back and trying something different was supposed to be part of the fun, making the time travel a real, tangible game mechanic and not just something written into the terminal texts.

: (Was she being sincere about sparing the Jjaro and saving everyone from the
: W'rkncacnter, or did she know exactly what would happen if Marcus
: abandoned his mission? I'd like to think it was the former, but then, she
: doesn't mention humanity's fate in her pleas, IIRC...)

She was being sincere, she had just lost so much of her mind by the time the moment of choice came that she didn't realize what side-effects her solution would have had. It would have actually resulted in a generally good timeline; just, one where humanity as we know it never comes to exist, and which breaks the time-loop the Jjaro are obsessed with maintaining, but if we didn't care about either of those things, it would be a pretty great timeline: the ancient Jjaro civilization, which was composed of humans from the future (of an alternate timeline, if things had gone this way), would have continued to exist, probably figured out better ways to contain the W'rkncacnter like their mechanized descendants eventually did, and pretty much would have lived happily ever after as far as we know.

An even better solution, if there had been the clarity to consider it (in-universe) and time/inclination to implement it (in real life), would be to send Marcus back in time to a little bit earlier than the Ch5 failure timeline, to when the W'rkncacnter first crashed into the Earth, and just stop the Jjaro from messing with it and waking it up; or perhaps, to go down into the catacombs surrounding it in the Yucatan with a smaller explosive, say a nuclear bomb, and just knock it back out again while it was still waking.

: Apropos of little: Do the Headless and Nightmares have Major variants in
: Eternal, like they sorta-did in PiD? I didn't play on TC.

Nope. Not enough monster slots.

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Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesGeneral-RADIX 1/7/16 1:47 p.m.
     Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesForrest of B.org 1/7/16 10:54 p.m.
           Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesGeneral-RADIX 1/8/16 5:49 a.m.
                 Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesForrest of B.org 1/12/16 9:36 a.m.
                       Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesGeneral-RADIX 1/12/16 1:17 p.m.
     Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesLion O Cyborg 1/8/16 5:17 a.m.
           Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesGeneral-RADIX 1/8/16 5:59 a.m.
                 Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesLion O Cyborg 1/9/16 5:33 a.m.
     Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesVikingBoyBilly 1/12/16 1:52 p.m.
           Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesGeneral-RADIX 1/12/16 3:27 p.m.
                 Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesForrest of B.org 1/12/16 6:01 p.m.
                       Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesGeneral-RADIX 1/12/16 6:37 p.m.
                       Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesDurandal_1707 1/12/16 8:56 p.m.
                       Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesVikingBoyBilly 1/13/16 2:49 a.m.
                             Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesForrest of B.org 1/13/16 8:19 a.m.
                                   Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesVikingBoyBilly 1/13/16 9:38 a.m.
                                         Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesVikingBoyBilly 1/13/16 9:40 a.m.
                                         Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesForrest of B.org 1/13/16 1:17 p.m.
                                         Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesLion O Cyborg 1/17/16 6:04 a.m.
                 Re: Melodramatic Eternal chapter summariesPerseusSpartacus 1/13/16 7:15 a.m.

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