History Headscratchers / Prototype

12th May '15 8:50:35 PM Vitruvius
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* How did Cross know Alex was gaining immunity to Bloodtox when the rest of Black Watch didn't? Even if he'd already been consumed by the Supreme Hunter by then, that doesn't explain ''how he knew''. For that matter, why was Randall surprised when Alex revealed how he absorbed the thoughts and memories of the people he killed? That seems like the kind of thing the man at the very top the organization should have known that late in the game.

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* How did Cross know Alex was gaining immunity to Bloodtox when the rest of Black Watch didn't? Even if he'd already been consumed by the Supreme Hunter by then, that doesn't explain ''how he knew''. For that matter, why was Randall surprised when Alex revealed how he absorbed the thoughts and memories of the people he killed? That seems like the kind of thing the man at the very top the organization should have known that late in the game.game.
** Cross warned Alex about the plan to distribute Bloodtox throughout the city. He presumably knew where the dispensers would be. Since he knew that Alex would come to destroy them, he could have set up camp and watched. Of course, he couldn't have moved quickly enough to watch all of them, and in terms of gameplay, you ''don't'' actually gain any resistance to Bloodtox...
** In one of the Web of Intrigue nodes, McMullen (this troper thinks) seems to be trying and failing to convince someone else that Mercer can steal the memories of the people he kills. Perhaps General Randall heard these theories and dismissed them as ridiculous.
* Everyone Alex consumes dies. Why does General Randall survive long enough to realize that Mercer can harvest memories?
26th Aug '14 9:16:21 AM LemonAdrian
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** Before complaining about sexism, think about the type of people in the game. Genetic science is overwhelmingly male dominated. The military, especially combat roles like infantry, armour and artillery are all men. Shady government agencies or the civilians working with Blackwatch might have more females, but we don't really interact with the governmental side of things. Most female doctors are GPs, OB/GYNS or pediatritions, so since Mercer never gets a mission to devour the nearest childrens ward we have no reason to see them.

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** Before complaining about sexism, think about the type of people in the game. Genetic science is overwhelmingly male dominated. The military, especially combat roles like infantry, armour and artillery are all men. Shady government agencies or the civilians working with Blackwatch might have more females, but we don't really interact with the governmental side of things. Most female doctors are GPs, General Practitioners, OB/GYNS or pediatritions, pediatricians, so since Mercer never gets a mission to devour the nearest childrens ward we have no reason to see them.
26th Aug '14 9:14:00 AM LemonAdrian
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** Before complaining about sexism, think about the type of people in the game. Genetic science is overwhelmingly male dominated. The military, especially combat roles like infantry, armour and artillery are all men. Shady government agencies or the civilians working with Blackwatch might have more females, but we don't really interact with the governmental side of things. Most female doctors are GPs, OB/GYNS or pediatritions, so since Mercer never gets a mission to devour the nearest childrens ward we have no reason to see them.
8th Jul '14 11:17:33 PM Medusa
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* How did Cross know Alex was gaining immunity to Bloodtox when the rest of Black Watch didn't? Even if he'd already been consumed by the Supreme Hunter by then, that doesn't explain ''how he knew''. For that matter, why was Randall surprised when Alex revealed how he absorbed the thoughts and memories of the people he killed? That seems like the kind of thing the man at the very top the organization should have known that late in the game.
3rd Nov '13 5:31:37 AM Aquillion
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** Probably he gets nothing, since we know that damaging someone's brains too badly keeps him from getting their memories -- and a zombie's brains likely decay.
14th Oct '13 5:05:14 PM DarkGidora
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10th Oct '13 12:37:15 PM kingofdanerds
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** Mercer storing the radio inside of him was what I always thought was going on. However, he could fairly easily make the transponder in the same way he makes his clothes. The engineering for a transponder might be hard, but the materials are relatively simple: copper wire, plastic or metal case (I'm not sure what the military would use for that), etc. If he could make the fabric for his clothes and even a gas mask for some of his disguises, a transponder would definitely be within the realm of possibility.
29th Jul '13 10:00:10 AM TVRulezAgain
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** The big advantage Cross has is that he is armed with weapons well-suited to fight Mercer, and he's extremely well-trained and prepared to fight him. He's kind of like {{Batman}} with some prep time. That and, for all of Mercer's amazing powers, he's mostly just a raw fighter who swings away with blades and rock-fists. Cross is a skilled, prepared fighter who knows how to take him down and is armed with all the gear to do so.

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** The big advantage Cross has is that he is armed with weapons well-suited to fight Mercer, and he's extremely well-trained and prepared to fight him. He's kind of like {{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} with some prep time. That and, for all of Mercer's amazing powers, he's mostly just a raw fighter who swings away with blades and rock-fists. Cross is a skilled, prepared fighter who knows how to take him down and is armed with all the gear to do so.
2nd Jul '13 10:40:02 PM Merlo
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* When Alex eats a living person he gets their memories. What happens when he eats zombies? Does he get memories from when they were alive or nothing since they're mindless?
2nd Jul '13 10:31:02 PM Merlo
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** For the trash can thing, I'd guess it's a bug in the mechanic that gets the military alarmed when you pick up objects that normal humans shouldn't be able to (like cars). I've also consumed when supposedly being watched by the military, and not always have them go into alarm. What might've happened is whichever soldier was "watching" you coincidentally looked away the second the consume animation started. If you wanted an "in-story" reason, they're too preoccupied with the general chaos to look too carefully at the weird new guy as long as he isn't sprouting giant arm-blades. But I've had the marines say comments like "you must be suicidal" while running around disguised and unarmed.

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** For the trash can thing, I'd guess it's a bug in the mechanic that gets the military alarmed when you pick up objects that normal humans shouldn't be able to (like cars). I've also consumed when supposedly being watched by the military, and not always have them go into alarm. What might've happened is whichever soldier was "watching" you coincidentally looked away the second the consume animation started.started or his field of vision was blocked by a roaming zombie. If you wanted an "in-story" reason, they're too preoccupied with the general chaos to look too carefully at the weird new guy as long as he isn't sprouting giant arm-blades. But I've had the marines say comments like "you must be suicidal" while running around disguised and unarmed.
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