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by Fresnel
Mar 6th '08, 21:13
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Another timeline issue (concerning FTL)
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

Is Hamish still updating that page? 'Cause I had something to say on the Blake page, and the email listed there is defunct.
by Fresnel
Mar 4th '08, 08:16
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Powerups are so few and far between
Replies: 7
Views: 2989

The ones that always catch my eye are the two up high on Nuke and Pave. They require some backtracking to get to them, the jump across is touchy, and once you get them, there's nowhere worthwhile to use them. I never even bother with them. There is at least one in Rubicon that's easy to get to, but ...
by Fresnel
Mar 4th '08, 08:10
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Pfhor pronunciation.
Replies: 51
Views: 20554

just to show everyone Mjolnir is the name of Thor's hammer and is spelled the same way so it is probably said the same way knowing i say this knowing that the writers like to reference mythology and ancient literature so im guessing its pronounced MUOLL-neer Come to think of it, the Mjolnir cyborgs...
by Fresnel
Mar 2nd '08, 08:12
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Pfhor pronunciation.
Replies: 51
Views: 20554

I tried your search function, but all I got were those wiki-style entries, no threads. It probably has something to do with the forum layout making the built-in search less obvious than the Marathon search, and not having any label to discern the two. Also, thats a stupid reason to ban someone, esp...
by Fresnel
Feb 25th '08, 04:09
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Is the Security officer Sergeant Eddings?
Replies: 23
Views: 6990

I dont know how he could be the revived person of all those dead Heroes. They did not even have technology to revive people during the Old times. I think he means reincarnation. Like, the soul of Eddings is the soul of the Security officer is the soul of every other lone hero since the beginning of...
by Fresnel
Feb 23rd '08, 09:47
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Player's Name
Replies: 67
Views: 20352

Where do you get that the W'rkncacnter are older than time? (Also, what the hell would that even mean?) Closest thing I remember is "in primordial space, timeless creatures made waves" - and "timeless" there could mean "immortal" rather than "existing since before time" (which, again... what?). "Th...
by Fresnel
Feb 22nd '08, 12:41
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Player's Name
Replies: 67
Views: 20352

The W'rkncacnter = deranged Jjaro connection is, AFAIK, just my own theory; though I think Ian McConville used a similar notion in RED. The Battleroids = Jjaro tech connection, on the other hand, is pretty well established by Marathon canon. "A man long dead, grafted to machines your builders did n...
by Fresnel
Feb 21st '08, 17:36
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Player's Name
Replies: 67
Views: 20352

He was lucky but maybe there was some skill to it. After all he was Special Forces and probley a rally good shot with a gun. That's my point. He was special forces... and so is every other commando in the US. He really wasn't that special, he was just lucky. No matter how good you are, surviving a ...
by Fresnel
Feb 21st '08, 09:33
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Player's Name
Replies: 67
Views: 20352

Right, by "super-soldier" I meant someone who's really, really, really good, not an enhanced/modified human. Eddings was just regular good and extremely lucky.
by Fresnel
Feb 21st '08, 08:55
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Player's Name
Replies: 67
Views: 20352

This is where we differ. I don't think that qualifies him as a super-soldier at all. He was just extremely, extremely lucky. As of now, this is the first link I've heard beyond how punching a switch to enter the Marathon felt oddly familiar, which could easily be "oddly familiar" from invading an as...
by Fresnel
Feb 21st '08, 08:12
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Player's Name
Replies: 67
Views: 20352

You misunderstand me, I think. He doesn't have to be a super-soldier to be a battleroid, he has to be a supersoldier to warrant being cryogenically frozen for 150 years in order to make it into a project that hasn't even been thought up yet.
by Fresnel
Feb 21st '08, 03:58
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Player's Name
Replies: 67
Views: 20352

But... why? Eddings wasn't a super-soldier, he was just really lucky.
by Fresnel
Feb 21st '08, 02:47
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Player's Name
Replies: 67
Views: 20352

So's your mom ;-D Yeah okay, I laughed at that. But respawning is not Canon in PiD. Sure when you play PiD you will die and respawn to your save checkpoint but that isnt really Canon in PiD. Eddings got through the Pyramid without dieing. Well like i said before if it was not for those Potions or t...
by Fresnel
Feb 19th '08, 21:18
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Favorite level (in the trilogy)
Replies: 20
Views: 8077

"My Own Private Thermopylae" So I mispelled it... and also as I'm writing apparently dont even know how to spell mispelled. I like that level simply because activating the AI was fun, and BOB Battles! Marathon seriously needs more Bob battles, ones where the player only has an easier time beating a...
by Fresnel
Feb 19th '08, 03:41
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Favorite level (in the trilogy)
Replies: 20
Views: 8077

All Roads Lead to Sol, hands-down. I play on Kindergarten, 'cause I prefer to enjoy the story and puzzles more than the carnage, but I can hold my own on TC (not a VidMaster by far, though), and I love dancing around the N-cannons, circling the Warpedoes, and taking the Juggernauts down with the Mag...
by Fresnel
Feb 19th '08, 02:54
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Player's Name
Replies: 67
Views: 20352

You know, there's a good point to be made here that I don't recall hearing anywhere else: Icarus and Thermopylae were asteroids; presumably large ones if they could sustain human colonies in them. Phobos and Deimos, while being satellites of Mars, are also pretty much nothing more than large astero...
by Fresnel
Feb 19th '08, 01:17
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: You know you play too much marathon when..
Replies: 359
Views: 108511

Paul wrote:590: Your computer's got a shotgun and you ain't got one.
Great! My favorite quote from the whole game. [MLaugh]
by Fresnel
Feb 18th '08, 23:33
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Player's Name
Replies: 67
Views: 20352

Eddings just was not some normal soldier. He was a well experienced soldier. But he would not have been able to survive the PiD events without the info from the dead and those magical potions like the healing potion. Anyway i also heard that the 10th battleroid may be better then the other 9. *From...
by Fresnel
Feb 18th '08, 20:19
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Player's Name
Replies: 67
Views: 20352

Occam's Razor says it's a different guy. Maybe if it had been in Eddings' lifetime, then I'd consider it, but cryogenics... meh. I don't see why they'd cryogenically freeze him to save him for the future. Eddings was good, but there will always be a better soldier. It's so much simpler to just say t...
by Fresnel
Feb 18th '08, 08:37
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Player's Name
Replies: 67
Views: 20352

I support the Chief Jones angle. I mean, Frane is panicked. So panicked that he calls out for any "USEC" ship, not any UESC ship. He even mis-spells Frane (Frain) once. He's from the Marathon. Everyone here is from the Marathon. He calls out for Blake, who's the current Human commander, he calls for...
by Fresnel
Feb 18th '08, 08:17
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Can't create a topic?
Replies: 705
Views: 266341

Kayito-san? Heck, this is my first post and already I see a name I know! [MLaugh]