History Headscratchers / MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater

16th Jun '16 7:50:22 PM FlashSteps
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*** This trooper believes that Zero had retired from active military service at the rank of major sometime prior to the game. This is backed up by the fact that FOX was not officially part of the Army until the end of the game. They are probably all CIA people during the game.

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*** This trooper believes I believe that Zero had retired from active military service at the rank of major sometime prior to the game. This is backed up by the fact that FOX was not officially part of the Army until the end of the game. They are probably all CIA people during the game.




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** Gameplay-wise, it's using UnusableEnemyEquipment to set up a NoGearLevel (even with a few rounds for the revolver and the fork, most players feel quite uncomfortable and challenged without their main weapons and especially CQC). Story-wise? Snake doesn't trust the reliability of field weapons which may have been poorly maintained, instead preferring fresh weapons from armories. They had to use this explanation in this game because unlike some of the others, nanomachines and DNA reading tech hasn't been developed yet.



** The voice actor wasn't different between the scenes. He was voiced by Richard McGonagle both times. WordOfGod states that the reason for it was that Johnson wasn't supposed to be the one to give Snake the medal or the title, but instead it was to be the CIA director. Then the development team decided Johnson should do it. If you want a non-technical answer, people act differently depending on preparation. You get a phone call, you have to respond to it in time, your natural speaking voice and accent are there. But if you have a chance to write a speech beforehand, like for the award ceremony, you already have what you want to say in mind and it reduces accents quite a bit. I know this from experience due to my southern drawl disappearing when I give speeches.

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** The voice actor wasn't different between the scenes. He was voiced by Richard McGonagle [=McGonagle=] both times. WordOfGod states that the reason for it was that Johnson wasn't supposed to be the one to give Snake the medal or the title, but instead it was to be the CIA director. Then the development team decided Johnson should do it. If you want a non-technical answer, people act differently depending on preparation. You get a phone call, you have to respond to it in time, your natural speaking voice and accent are there. But if you have a chance to write a speech beforehand, like for the award ceremony, you already have what you want to say in mind and it reduces accents quite a bit. I know this from experience due to my southern drawl disappearing when I give speeches.
2nd Mar '16 2:11:30 AM cricri3007
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* How did the Boss do to not only be part of the army, but to lead an unit in WW2, when she was a woman ?

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* How did the Boss do to not only be part of the army, but to lead an unit in WW2, when she was a woman ? And more importantly, how did she do to participate in D-Day while pregnant ?
2nd Mar '16 2:10:59 AM cricri3007
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* Why is the Boss treated as some kind of moral paragon? For all her speechifying, her logic was rambling and contradictory, and her whole reason for being "to make the world one again" didn't make sense in the first place, as the world was NEVER one in the first place. Unless she's referring to the time when everyone banded together against Nazi Germany, which was a period that lasted barely five years. And this "unity" was a farce, as the entire time, the US, UK, and Soviet Union were growling at each other, each knowing that once the war was done, they'd be enemies. She extolls the virtues of being a mindless extension of your native land, while at the same time bemoaning that same status. Yet, she never once deviates or questions anything she's told, which ultimately leads to her death. I don't find her tragic, I find her pitiable, a brainwashed super-soldier who blindly walked to her own death. Which would have been okay, if I hadn't had to spend half the game listen to her preaching about it, and then listen to everyone in-game go on and on about how wonderful she was.

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* Why is the Boss treated as some kind of moral paragon? For all her speechifying, her logic was rambling and contradictory, and her whole reason for being "to make the world one again" didn't make sense in the first place, as the world was NEVER one in the first place. Unless she's referring to the time when everyone banded together against Nazi Germany, which was a period that lasted barely five years. And this "unity" was a farce, as the entire time, the US, UK, and Soviet Union were growling at each other, each knowing that once the war was done, they'd be enemies. She extolls the virtues of being a mindless extension of your native land, while at the same time bemoaning that same status. Yet, she never once deviates or questions anything she's told, which ultimately leads to her death. I don't find her tragic, I find her pitiable, a brainwashed super-soldier who blindly walked to her own death. Which would have been okay, if I hadn't had to spend half the game listen to her preaching about it, and then listen to everyone in-game go on and on about how wonderful she was.was.

* How did the Boss do to not only be part of the army, but to lead an unit in WW2, when she was a woman ?
25th Feb '16 4:59:47 PM V0lk_the_Edge
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* Why is the Boss treated as some kind of moral paragon? For all her speechifying, her logic was rambling and contradictory, and her whole reason for being "to make the world one again" didn't make sense in the first place, as the world was NEVER one in the first place. Unless she's referring to the time when everyone banded together against Nazi Germany, which was a period that lasted barely five years. And this "unity" was a farce, as the entire time, the US, UK, and Soviet Union were growling at each other, each knowing that once the war was done, they'd be enemies. She extolls the virtues of being a mindless extension of your native land, while at the same time bemoaning that same status. Yet, she never once deviates or questions anything she's told, which ultimately leads to her death. I don't find her tragic, I find her pitiable, a brainwashed super-soldier who blindly walked to her own death. Which would have been okay, if I hadn't had to spend half the game listen to her preaching about it, and then listen to everyone in-game go on and on about how wonderful she was.

* Snake's communications with FOX are completely insecure. There was no computer powerful enough in 1964 to provide encrypted audio communications in real time (like a modern cell phone) - hence why it isn't called the "Codec". What's stopping SIGINT divisions of the GRU or KGB at the height of the Cold War from intercepting a bunch of English-language shortwave transmissions from within the USSR? They're expecting to find numbers stations, at most. You would think a team with a guy named "Sigint" would at least consider the risks.

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* Why is the Boss treated as some kind of moral paragon? For all her speechifying, her logic was rambling and contradictory, and her whole reason for being "to make the world one again" didn't make sense in the first place, as the world was NEVER one in the first place. Unless she's referring to the time when everyone banded together against Nazi Germany, which was a period that lasted barely five years. And this "unity" was a farce, as the entire time, the US, UK, and Soviet Union were growling at each other, each knowing that once the war was done, they'd be enemies. She extolls the virtues of being a mindless extension of your native land, while at the same time bemoaning that same status. Yet, she never once deviates or questions anything she's told, which ultimately leads to her death. I don't find her tragic, I find her pitiable, a brainwashed super-soldier who blindly walked to her own death. Which would have been okay, if I hadn't had to spend half the game listen to her preaching about it, and then listen to everyone in-game go on and on about how wonderful she was.

* Snake's communications with FOX are completely insecure. There was no computer powerful enough in 1964 to provide encrypted audio communications in real time (like a modern cell phone) - hence why it isn't called the "Codec". What's stopping SIGINT divisions of the GRU or KGB at the height of the Cold War from intercepting a bunch of English-language shortwave transmissions from within the USSR? They're expecting to find numbers stations, at most. You would think a team with a guy named "Sigint" would at least consider the risks.
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25th Feb '16 4:58:35 PM V0lk_the_Edge
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* Snake's communications with FOX are basically unencrypted. There was no computer powerful enough in 1964 to provide encrypted audio communications in real time (like a modern cell phone) - hence why it isn't called the "Codec". What's stopping SIGINT divisions of the GRU or KGB at the height of the Cold War from intercepting a bunch of English-language shortwave transmissions from within the USSR? They're expecting to find numbers stations, at most. You would think a team with a guy named "Sigint" would at least consider the risks.

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* Snake's communications with FOX are basically unencrypted.completely insecure. There was no computer powerful enough in 1964 to provide encrypted audio communications in real time (like a modern cell phone) - hence why it isn't called the "Codec". What's stopping SIGINT divisions of the GRU or KGB at the height of the Cold War from intercepting a bunch of English-language shortwave transmissions from within the USSR? They're expecting to find numbers stations, at most. You would think a team with a guy named "Sigint" would at least consider the risks.
25th Feb '16 4:56:10 PM V0lk_the_Edge
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* Snake's communications with FOX are basically unencrypted. There was no computer powerful enough in 1964 to provide encrypted audio communications in real time (like a modern cell phone) - hence why it isn't called the "Codec". What's stopping SIGINT divisions of the GRU or KGB at the height of the Cold War from intercepting a bunch of English-language transmissions from within the USSR, over shortwave radio? They're expecting to find numbers stations, at best. You would think a team with a guy named "Sigint" would at least consider the risks.

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* Snake's communications with FOX are basically unencrypted. There was no computer powerful enough in 1964 to provide encrypted audio communications in real time (like a modern cell phone) - hence why it isn't called the "Codec". What's stopping SIGINT divisions of the GRU or KGB at the height of the Cold War from intercepting a bunch of English-language shortwave transmissions from within the USSR, over shortwave radio? USSR? They're expecting to find numbers stations, at best.most. You would think a team with a guy named "Sigint" would at least consider the risks.
25th Feb '16 4:54:50 PM V0lk_the_Edge
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* Why is the Boss treated as some kind of moral paragon? For all her speechifying, her logic was rambling and contradictory, and her whole reason for being "to make the world one again" didn't make sense in the first place, as the world was NEVER one in the first place. Unless she's referring to the time when everyone banded together against Nazi Germany, which was a period that lasted barely five years. And this "unity" was a farce, as the entire time, the US, UK, and Soviet Union were growling at each other, each knowing that once the war was done, they'd be enemies. She extolls the virtues of being a mindless extension of your native land, while at the same time bemoaning that same status. Yet, she never once deviates or questions anything she's told, which ultimately leads to her death. I don't find her tragic, I find her pitiable, a brainwashed super-soldier who blindly walked to her own death. Which would have been okay, if I hadn't had to spend half the game listen to her preaching about it, and then listen to everyone in-game go on and on about how wonderful she was.

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* Why is the Boss treated as some kind of moral paragon? For all her speechifying, her logic was rambling and contradictory, and her whole reason for being "to make the world one again" didn't make sense in the first place, as the world was NEVER one in the first place. Unless she's referring to the time when everyone banded together against Nazi Germany, which was a period that lasted barely five years. And this "unity" was a farce, as the entire time, the US, UK, and Soviet Union were growling at each other, each knowing that once the war was done, they'd be enemies. She extolls the virtues of being a mindless extension of your native land, while at the same time bemoaning that same status. Yet, she never once deviates or questions anything she's told, which ultimately leads to her death. I don't find her tragic, I find her pitiable, a brainwashed super-soldier who blindly walked to her own death. Which would have been okay, if I hadn't had to spend half the game listen to her preaching about it, and then listen to everyone in-game go on and on about how wonderful she was.was.

* Snake's communications with FOX are basically unencrypted. There was no computer powerful enough in 1964 to provide encrypted audio communications in real time (like a modern cell phone) - hence why it isn't called the "Codec". What's stopping SIGINT divisions of the GRU or KGB at the height of the Cold War from intercepting a bunch of English-language transmissions from within the USSR, over shortwave radio? They're expecting to find numbers stations, at best. You would think a team with a guy named "Sigint" would at least consider the risks.
21st Dec '15 2:16:48 AM Adept
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** While this is all well and good, it doesn't do anything to explain how The Fear's body was loaded with poison arrows or why The Fury suddenly turned into the hellfire version of [[TheMummyTrilogy Imhotep]] upon his death. I'm almost positive that the whole "bomb" explanation was just Snake's team attempting to be rational about the situation, while in actuality the members of the Cobra Unit were really spontaneously combusting in some mystic fashion upon their deaths.

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** While this is all well and good, it doesn't do anything to explain how The Fear's body was loaded with poison arrows or why The Fury suddenly turned into the hellfire version of [[TheMummyTrilogy [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Imhotep]] upon his death. I'm almost positive that the whole "bomb" explanation was just Snake's team attempting to be rational about the situation, while in actuality the members of the Cobra Unit were really spontaneously combusting in some mystic fashion upon their deaths.
9th Dec '15 7:15:33 AM MrDeath
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*** Why would you doubt that? The game had whole teams of people doing research into exactly this kind of thing.
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