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Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2012, 09:23:45 PM »

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I'm pretty sure that vid is fan made.

It's the video 343 showed at PAX, featuring 343 staff, other professionals and actors talking about making the game and showing you things from behind the scenes.

It is not fan made.

You can find the video on GameSpot right now and it will be up on Waypoint next week. The Waypoint twitter linked to the video too.

I'm pretty sure you are wrong. :)

Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2012, 09:30:45 PM »

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I think he was referring to the video gunslinger linked, not the A Hero Awakens VIDOC
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Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2012, 10:46:54 PM »

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^^^^What he said.

Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2012, 11:10:43 PM »

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I got your back Wazooty.  :D
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Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2012, 12:29:45 AM »

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Ah. Well no still. That isn't a fan made video either. It's portfolio work for a professional animator.

Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2012, 01:29:13 AM »

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Ah. Well no still. That isn't a fan made video either. It's portfolio work for a professional animator.

I get the vibe that it's him doing his own work rather than actual stuff from Halo though.

EDIT:

Finished reading the Amazon transcript. Not really sure why they let people read 1/4th of the book, plus the last couple of pages, but oh well. Lots of table-setting, less movement than I expected, although if the ending pages are an indication, there's some fair status quo shifts. Glad they aren't just tossing the Onyx shield world aside, although I still don't get why they made it so huge in the first place.
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Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2012, 03:59:06 AM »

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Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2012, 04:01:44 AM »

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Naomi and osman are two different people. I was taking about Osman
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Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2012, 04:13:17 AM »

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Yeah, i realized that a minute after i posted it; guess i didnt edit in time :P

Ok, so i read the first twenty or so pages; then i realized i want to read the whole thing in it's entirety when it comes out, so...
But;
      Could Halsey possibly be on the infinity? Cause her job was to incorporate the tech into the infinity...
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Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2012, 04:42:47 AM »

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Yeah, i realized that a minute after i posted it; guess i didnt edit in time :P

You shouldn't be ashamed to admit you made a mistake; we're human - It's what separates us from the Covenant and Forerunners  ;) This should be a place where we don't criticize others for making a mistake when their intentions were in the right place. I know I don't do that, or at least try to, but that isn't to say that others havent done so  ;D All joking aside, I have nothing but respect for you Tar.

Speaking of which, you once again deleted your entire original post, so I can't re-read what you originally posted, but I know you said at least one of Naomi's parents committed suicide; I don't know if you said both, but if you did, Naomi's father is still alive as noted at the end of Glasslands.
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Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2012, 04:43:53 AM »

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In the amazon preview, if you enter any words in the search bar, it will show you all the places that word shows up in, and the sentence it shows up in, even if it isn't in the pages we can see.


Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2012, 01:53:43 PM »

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Yeah, i realized that a minute after i posted it; guess i didnt edit in time :P

Ok, so i read the first twenty or so pages; then i realized i want to read the whole thing in it's entirety when it comes out, so...
But;
      Could Halsey possibly be on the infinity? Cause her job was to incorporate the tech into the infinity...

They certainly seem to be using her experience to help integrate tech, but Parangosky wants her back in a cell pretty soon--maybe she does take the opportunity to spring from detention?

Also interesting is how Parangosky seems rather afraid of Halsey's existence leaking out. What does she think would happen? I doubt lynch mobs would come for Halsey, maybe she thinks having her dead gives ONI a scape-goat for all those war crimes.

Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2012, 02:31:22 PM »

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Aww, thanks six, I have nothin but respect for you too :D  And yeah, i knew the father wasnt dead yet

Yeah, i realized that a minute after i posted it; guess i didnt edit in time :P

Ok, so i read the first twenty or so pages; then i realized i want to read the whole thing in it's entirety when it comes out, so...
But;
      Could Halsey possibly be on the infinity? Cause her job was to incorporate the tech into the infinity...

They certainly seem to be using her experience to help integrate tech, but Parangosky wants her back in a cell pretty soon--maybe she does take the opportunity to spring from detention?

Also interesting is how Parangosky seems rather afraid of Halsey's existence leaking out. What does she think would happen? I doubt lynch mobs would come for Halsey, maybe she thinks having her dead gives ONI a scape-goat for all those war crimes.
But at the same time though, the infinity is a HUGE ship... Someone could easily be hidden aboard somewhere. And it would make sense for halsey to stay on the ship, cause what if some forerunner tech starts to malfunction? who is the only person who knows how it works to fix it?
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Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2012, 02:35:53 PM »

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Aww, thanks six, I have nothin but respect for you too :D  And yeah, i knew the father wasnt dead yet

Yeah, i realized that a minute after i posted it; guess i didnt edit in time :P

Ok, so i read the first twenty or so pages; then i realized i want to read the whole thing in it's entirety when it comes out, so...
But;
      Could Halsey possibly be on the infinity? Cause her job was to incorporate the tech into the infinity...

They certainly seem to be using her experience to help integrate tech, but Parangosky wants her back in a cell pretty soon--maybe she does take the opportunity to spring from detention?

Also interesting is how Parangosky seems rather afraid of Halsey's existence leaking out. What does she think would happen? I doubt lynch mobs would come for Halsey, maybe she thinks having her dead gives ONI a scape-goat for all those war crimes.
But at the same time though, the infinity is a HUGE ship... Someone could easily be hidden aboard somewhere. And it would make sense for halsey to stay on the ship, cause what if some forerunner tech starts to malfunction? who is the only person who knows how it works to fix it?

ONI seems plenty happy to leave the Engineers to it. Keep them fed and they not only fix things, they make it better, and they produce more of themselves. They're the perfect workers. It makes sense that they were keeping the Covenant together.

Although that does beg the question... given that we know Covenant tech was often inferior based on flaws in their own design, why didn't the Engineers fix those issues (such as Cortana's recognition that their targeting and slipspace tech could be easily improved). Did the Prophets lock them out of certain areas so that their true role wasn't revealed? (The only "innovation" the Engineers could do was under the watchful eye of the Prophets?)

Re: Spoilers for Halo 4 / The Thursday War
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2012, 04:55:11 PM »

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Aww, thanks six, I have nothin but respect for you too :D  And yeah, i knew the father wasnt dead yet

Yeah, i realized that a minute after i posted it; guess i didnt edit in time :P

Ok, so i read the first twenty or so pages; then i realized i want to read the whole thing in it's entirety when it comes out, so...
But;
      Could Halsey possibly be on the infinity? Cause her job was to incorporate the tech into the infinity...

They certainly seem to be using her experience to help integrate tech, but Parangosky wants her back in a cell pretty soon--maybe she does take the opportunity to spring from detention?

Also interesting is how Parangosky seems rather afraid of Halsey's existence leaking out. What does she think would happen? I doubt lynch mobs would come for Halsey, maybe she thinks having her dead gives ONI a scape-goat for all those war crimes.
But at the same time though, the infinity is a HUGE ship... Someone could easily be hidden aboard somewhere. And it would make sense for halsey to stay on the ship, cause what if some forerunner tech starts to malfunction? who is the only person who knows how it works to fix it?

ONI seems plenty happy to leave the Engineers to it. Keep them fed and they not only fix things, they make it better, and they produce more of themselves. They're the perfect workers. It makes sense that they were keeping the Covenant together.

Although that does beg the question... given that we know Covenant tech was often inferior based on flaws in their own design, why didn't the Engineers fix those issues (such as Cortana's recognition that their targeting and slipspace tech could be easily improved). Did the Prophets lock them out of certain areas so that their true role wasn't revealed? (The only "innovation" the Engineers could do was under the watchful eye of the Prophets?)

Oh, actually this would make a great story. We find out that the Engineers were actually sabotaging/holding back the Covenant the entire time without them knowing it.