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Post Dec 9th '08, 12:12

ack45 wrote:1:nobody knows, its like that pink stuff you put on sushi.
2:that stuff you do when you graduate and get a job.... or its what you see when you order at hooters.(depending on who you ask)
3:he now resides in my DS's flashcart frantically trying to grow beyond the 8gb I have allowed his existance to continue within.
6:there were no s'pht'kr in that level. The s'pht'kr are a lie.
7:thats not the last level. its a detour due to construction.
8:eliza. she's still in counselling because of it.
9:idk, ask tycho.
10:idk, ask durandal.
11:because I keep him backed up in my mp3 player.
12:no. see 11.


stop beating that long dead horse.
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JohannesG

Post Dec 9th '08, 21:52

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Maybe I went a little overboard....
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logan

Post Sep 19th '09, 03:04

Ok, umm, SPNK me if I'm wrong, but didn't Bungie refer to Rubicon as Marathon 4, back before A1 was programmed?
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ErisOnline
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Post Sep 19th '09, 03:14

I know other fans sometimes consider(ed) it Marathon 4, but I remember nothing of Bungie saying this. Do you remember where you might have heard it?

Edit: I personally remember e-mails posted on the old Rubicon site to the effect that "Rubicon is so good, I think of it as Marathon 4, especially now that BUNGIE LEFT US FOR MICROSOFT!!!!!!!!!!" but that's about it.

Edit 2: Here's an archived copy of the page I talked about. Searching it for "Marathon 4" brings up several relevant messages (although I don't think any of these accuse Bungie of selling out! oops). Does any of that look familiar?
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Post Sep 19th '09, 03:23

Pfhorrest wrote:Eternal also has small references to RED in it; the W'rkncacnter at Lh'owon speaks to you in a failure timeline in Chapter 3, using the same style of broken speech as the W'rkncacnter from RED. I once considered having the Flood-like enemies I wanted for Chapter 5 be the Organics from RED, but decided against that for some reason I don't now recall, to use PiD monsters instead.


Now THAT would have taken me by surprise more than the PID monsters did.

...

However, No.
I'm a strong fan of Marathon: RED. But Organics in Marathon Eternal would have just been weird.


Not to mention people would probably stop playing the game simply out of they're "principles".
MoppyPuppy
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Post Feb 6th '10, 23:01

MoppyPuppy wrote:I'm a strong fan of Marathon: RED. But Organics in Marathon Eternal would have just been weird.
Not to mention people would probably stop playing the game simply out of they're "principles".
and not to mention the fact the organics came from the EARTH'S w'rkncacnter (Joshua I think), not this other one. Wait... so did the PiD monsters... uh... nevermind.
VikingBoyBilly

Post Feb 7th '10, 00:00

VikingBoyBilly wrote:and not to mention the fact the organics came from the EARTH'S w'rkncacnter (Joshua I think), not this other one. Wait... so did the PiD monsters... uh... nevermind.

This IS Earth's W'rkncacnter in Eternal. Hence the twist at the end of Ch5's failure branch when we blow up the world this W'rk came from...

Also, didn't both W'rk in RED come from Lh'owon's sun?
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Pfhorrest
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Post Feb 7th '10, 12:31

I have a Mac Format CD somewhere that came with the marathon trilogy for free, just after it was made freeware, it also came with Eternal and described it as "The Unofficial Sequal to Marathon Infinity", but that could just be Mac Format trying to get people to buy the magazine for the CD.

EDIT: Found the CD.
It was Macworld, not Mac Format, and it only came with Eternal, not the other marathon game.
MacworldCD April 2005.


EDIT2: When talking about Marathon's story, it's best to keep Eternal out of it, but I find it interesting how it was marketted as the "unofficial sequel", the game must have been pretty good.
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Post Feb 7th '10, 22:35

ROFL -- "all 48 levels" -- that means they grabbed Mk V, which was, in point of fact, NOT a "complete game" as they say.

Funny that nobody ever writes to ask if they can include these things. Not that I object in the slightest, but I imagine other people might, so they'd be more cautious about it...

Another magazine once did something similar, including the boldface-caps "UNOFFICIAL SEQUEL" thing. At that time I had described Eternal in those terms in the intro blurb to it on the website, intending to mean "sequential, plot-wise, to Marathon Infinity", i.e. the story picks up where that story picks up, "but not in any way condoned by the original authors of that story". When that other magazine latched onto that phrase like that I changed it to "continues the story of the Marathon trilogy" instead. This magazine looks to be from the same era though, so...
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Pfhorrest
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Post Sep 16th '11, 21:37

Kinetic Turtle wrote:(although I read somewhere that Alex Seropian said something about the marine and the Master Chief being the same person, but that's unsubstantiated).

I took this to mean that the MC was another incarnation/envisioning of the same archetype as the Security Officer, not that they were literally the same person.
ChristTrekker

Post May 16th '12, 00:07

This is an extremely belated comment, but how do you guys generally feel about[spoiler]the Jarro were humans all along plot point? I imagine some have a hard time accepting it when they're supposed to be ethereal aliens in the Marathon mythos, and this isn't even coming from word of god (Bunjie).[/spoiler]
VikingBoyBilly

Post May 16th '12, 14:31

VikingBoyBilly wrote:This is an extremely belated comment, but how do you guys generally feel about[spoiler]the Jarro were humans all along plot point? I imagine some have a hard time accepting it when they're supposed to be ethereal aliens in the Marathon mythos, and this isn't even coming from word of god (Bunjie).[/spoiler]


http://www.halopedian.com/Human-Forerunner_War

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mchief111

Post May 22nd '12, 19:44

Phortiphy wrote:Bump/Double Post:

Isn't there a PiD2?


Yes, now there is.
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Post Nov 25th '13, 20:29

I love how far this as gone from a thread about how Eternal isn't canon to a history lesson about Infinity to a variety of jokes about the people that don't get Infinity. Did this thread forget to take its ADHD meds?
Danrig123

Post Nov 26th '13, 18:53

I think it's okay for a thread that's six and a half years old to drift off-topic slightly.
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RyokoTK
Saint Paul, MN

Post May 6th '17, 08:05

I don't care what anyone says (not even the author). Eternal will always be canon to me, unless Bungie come out with a new installment and totally blow it out of the park. It's just too good, it ties so much stuff together... And I love the way it shows (rather than tell) more of what goes on with the AIs. Especially Leela.
In any case, the way they went with Infinity, almost anything can be integrated into the universe. It's a fanfic writer's dream.

I think it's time for me to replay the four games again.

EDIT: I just necro'd the thread after four years. This forum is a weird place.
Johnman

Post May 6th '17, 19:43

Johnman wrote:This forum is a weird place.


That's not even the weirdest part.

Also, you do realize that you're just asking for W'rk, irons and RyokoTK to turn on you, right?
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PerseusSpartacus
Somewhere in the 19th Century...

Post May 6th '17, 21:36

Johnman, I think something like 'preferred fan-sequel' would be a lot more useful in this context. Outright declaring a fan scenario 'canon' like this just leads to confusion.

(Not trying to be a jerk, here. I've been through similar debates in the Megaman fandom where people tried to use information from material that wasn't in the same continuity as the games in discussions that were only about the games, and it was...not fun.)
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General-RADIX

Post May 7th '17, 23:08

I don't care what anyone says (not even Johnman). Johnman will always be cancer to me, unless Bungie come out with a new Johnman and totally blows me in the dark. He's just so poop, he lies so much stuff forever... And I hate the way he shows (rather than tells) what goes in the a-eye. Especially Johnman's.
In any case, almost anything can be integrated into Johnman. It's a frantic wiper's dream.

I think it's time for me to replay the Pfhor games again because there's only three of them because ETERNAL IS NOT CANON IN THE MARATHON STORY.
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philtron

Post May 8th '17, 18:41

I'm sorry, I forgot to include philtron in my list... <_<

And yes, RADIX is right on this one - clarifying between "preferred sequel" (i.e. "head-canon") and outright canon is very important, especially in this community. For example, my preferred sequel is actually Rubicon X, though Eternal does make more sense in the context of Infinity - of course, neither one is truly canon, though they might feel like it.

Alright, that was my two (four?) cents, time to ignore this thread forever as it turns into a sea of insults and crude memes - maybe I'm exaggerating, but it sure doesn't feel like it...
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PerseusSpartacus
Somewhere in the 19th Century...

Post May 8th '17, 19:11

PerseusSpartacus wrote:Also, you do realize that you're just asking for W'rk, irons and RyokoTK to turn on you, right?

PerseusSpartacus wrote:time to ignore this thread forever as it turns into a sea of insults and crude memes - maybe I'm exaggerating, but it sure doesn't feel like it...

I'm genuinely curious what you think is the point of these posts? You're trying hard to start a fight, but it's really unclear why.
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Wrkncacnter

Post May 9th '17, 02:01

Stay on the threads of this site,
And they'll be carving you up alright,
Perseus has got to stay hungry,
Wrkncacnter! He's just about starving tonight!
He's dying for some action,
He's tired of sitting here trying to write this post,
He needs a tough reaction,
Come on, Wrk, give him just one roast.
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philtron

Post May 17th '17, 00:22

PerseusSpartacus wrote:Also, you do realize that you're just asking for W'rk, irons and RyokoTK to turn on you, right?


I wrote and stickied this thread literally over a decade ago, I don't really feel that strongly about the point anymore. :P
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RyokoTK
Saint Paul, MN

Post May 17th '17, 00:55

RyokoTK wrote:
PerseusSpartacus wrote:Also, you do realize that you're just asking for W'rk, irons and RyokoTK to turn on you, right?


I wrote and stickied this thread literally over a decade ago, I don't really feel that strongly about the point anymore. :P

Well, he included me in the list as well, and I hadn't even posted in this thread by that point, as I never had any interest in this topic to begin with. It's pretty clear he's just listing people he doesn't like rather than basing it off of any sort of reality.
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Wrkncacnter

Post May 25th '17, 03:10

It's been wonderful seeing these snapshots of Perseus' evolution from a naive bob into a naive bob with hairy knuckles.
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