Re: M.C. Control
Posted By: Shining RavenDate: 1/22/18 4:30 p.m.

In Response To: Re: M.C. Control (Martin)

: It was discussed a bit when Tour of Duty went there years ago, but to no
: conclusion afaik.

: http://forums.bungie.org/story/?read=63384

Thanks for the link! Alas, none of the proposed ideas are real places, except the ship which isn't very keeping with the theme.

: As I finish work on Bigger Guns Nearby and begin turning my attentions to
: improving G-4 Sunbathing, I cannot help but wonder what the
: "M.C." stands for, as there is not an accompanying notation like
: Death Valley and Dead Sea do. My feeling is to call it "Mare
: Crisium," after the Moon's "Sea of Crises," in keeping with
: the theme of macabre geological features.

I just had a thought, that both Death Valley and the Dead Sea are below sea level, and the four courtyards, although technically at 0 WU elevation, are below the level the map is played on unless you fall off or dive in. However, I cannot find any earthly features below sea level that have the initials M.C.

Mare Crisium, meanwhile, is indeed well below the average lunar elevation and is surrounded by highlands. Whether Bungie had access to detailed enough lunar topography to name it thus in 1994 I do not know, but it certainly makes an excellent fit.

There is also a less-thematically named Mare Cognitum, but it is just a slightly-low lying area and is surrounded by other mares even lower lying than itself.

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M.C. ControlShining Raven 1/21/18 9:23 p.m.
     Re: M.C. ControlGeneral-RADIX 1/22/18 4:51 a.m.
           Re: M.C. ControlMartin 1/22/18 9:02 a.m.
                 Re: M.C. ControlShining Raven 1/22/18 4:30 p.m.
                       Re: M.C. ControlShining Raven 1/24/18 6:19 p.m.
                             Re: M.C. ControlLion O Cyborg 1/25/18 4:37 a.m.
                                   Re: M.C. ControlMartin 1/25/18 1:04 p.m.
                                         Re: M.C. ControlDurandal_1707 1/28/18 8:39 a.m.
                                               Re: M.C. ControlHokuto 1/28/18 2:32 p.m.
                                                     Re: M.C. ControlGodot 1/29/18 10:28 a.m.

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