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wood

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The TRUTHS
« on: Apr 14, 2010; 04:53 pm »
Hi gents, just finished the game again with Eng. And since I read the 3rd book by Mel Odom (Covenant) I remembered that in that Book it was said that there were SEVEN TRUTHS!
And that the the missing ones are linked to the other factions of the game (THE MOTHER for the Cabalists and another unnamed one for the Hunters). Can anyone verify if there's any mention in the game about them? Or in any of the expansions for that matter. Hmm. Wonder what THESE TRUTHS' tests are. :?:
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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #1 on: Apr 14, 2010; 05:15 pm »
Covenant was published in August, 2008, right about the same time that FSS went out of business.  They would have never had a chance to include Covenant content in the live game.

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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #2 on: Apr 14, 2010; 07:38 pm »
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Covenant was published in August, 2008, right about the same time that FSS went out of business.  They would have never had a chance to include Covenant content in the live game.


Oh boy, do I feel really stupid. Oh well one foot in the mouth might as well add the other and ask if the other two can be add via mod now, or in the future (hopefully HG:R 2.0)?
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Through me you pass into eternal pain:   
Through me among the people lost for aye.   
All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #3 on: Apr 14, 2010; 08:22 pm »
I can't refute when/who decided on the existence of The Truths and their place in the HGL world.  The info is simply beyond my knowledge.

I will say this, however.  If FSS spent 5 years developing a story and a world for their game and they had not already decided upon something as central as the Truths (total number, roles, etc.) then it is little wonder that the in-game story line and plot were as completely pathetic as they were.
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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #4 on: Apr 15, 2010; 09:12 pm »
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it is little wonder that the in-game story line and plot were as completely pathetic as they were.
The writing quality gives even less cause to wonder -- it's pathetic without a doubt.

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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #5 on: Apr 16, 2010; 01:02 pm »
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it is little wonder that the in-game story line and plot were as completely pathetic as they were.
The writing quality gives even less cause to wonder -- it's pathetic without a doubt.


On that I just just got to agree with you. It's just sad that a fictional prequel based on a main plot of a game that took that long to design (And from the guys that worked on the Diablo games no less!) ended up with an even better plot than what it was based on! I don't know about you but I have half a mind to send Mel Odom not only my thanks and salutations for writing such a good trilogy but also my pleas for a sequel. Anyone Else's with me?
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Through me you pass into eternal pain:   
Through me among the people lost for aye.   
All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #6 on: Apr 19, 2010; 02:04 am »
I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt that they would've put out a better story if their backs weren't against the wall for release, and that if given the chance to release the same number of patches that D2 got, we'd be playing a greater game. It's still good, addictive fun, and they still have jobs in the industry, so they must be doing something right.

And I haven't read the prequel -- is it available online?

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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #7 on: Apr 19, 2010; 02:29 pm »
Not that I know of... I might have some of em on my PC though so send me an e-mail and I will send em over... Or maybe just attach em to my next message.
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Through me you pass into eternal pain:   
Through me among the people lost for aye.   
All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #8 on: Apr 19, 2010; 02:57 pm »
Found number 2 and 3 here. Still waiting for that Email Address. And Still looking for the first one 'Exodus'.



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Through me you pass into eternal pain:   
Through me among the people lost for aye.   
All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #9 on: Apr 19, 2010; 04:32 pm »
You can buy all three books from Books - A - Million.

Pop? What pop?
You said you worked magic on me to do away with all the popping.
There should\'nt be any popping.
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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #10 on: Apr 19, 2010; 06:00 pm »
Books? I seem to recall those things.

So...any Mag/Claire les fic to look forward to in them?

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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #11 on: Apr 19, 2010; 06:41 pm »
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So...any Mag/Claire les fic to look forward to in them?

I... Don't know how to answer that.

Pop? What pop?
You said you worked magic on me to do away with all the popping.
There should\'nt be any popping.
There\'s protective magic! You said so! Make it protect!
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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #12 on: Apr 19, 2010; 06:49 pm »
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So...any Mag/Claire les fic to look forward to in them?

I... Don't know how to answer that.


I do. There are none! Zip. Nada. Probably due to the fact that the first book is about 20-30 years BEFORE THE GAME! Now you see yet another reason to petition a sequel! <pervy evil grin>
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Through me you pass into eternal pain:   
Through me among the people lost for aye.   
All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #13 on: Apr 20, 2010; 02:38 am »
Wood, you do realise that Mel Odom would now have to get hanbitsoft's permission to continue, if he was willing to of course.

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Re: The TRUTHS
« Reply #14 on: Apr 20, 2010; 11:49 am »
WHAT!? <Jaw drops> You're kidding me right!? You mean to tell me that they also bought the 'rights to the books along with the game itself!? Please say it isn't so!  :|
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Through me you pass into eternal pain:   
Through me among the people lost for aye.   
All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
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