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Offline Ronin RedFox

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Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« on: June 17, 2009, 08:03:50 AM »

From a long time ago in a solar system with 9 planets, the bottom line for buying a video game was to "earn the acceptance of your peers".

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Re: Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 06:08:27 PM »
Good times, man... those were the days...
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Re: Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009, 06:25:46 AM »
Good seasons, mate, it's been forever since I've seen that screen! :o
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Re: Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009, 09:01:42 AM »
Isn't it funny how 3 screenshots now have featured the level 27 boss? Do we just love that thing or what?

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Re: Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 09:27:39 AM »
The screenie with the Class 1 Heavy Driller has the plasma rifle on the right cockpit screen. I never noticed that until now. Must have been a debug shot, as was common then - I remember Super Mario Bros. 3 having a screenshot for a version of World 1 that never existed, and I remember Dark Forces having screens involving guns on early levels unable to be attained until the later levels.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2009, 09:53:58 AM by D2Junkie »
I, for one, hope this is much, much more than a reconnaissance mission.

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Re: Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 08:36:37 PM »
The screenie with the Class 1 Heavy Driller has the plasma rifle on the right cockpit screen.


Nice catch, but I think it's just a mirror image

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Re: Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2009, 08:56:55 PM »
Yep, that's mirrored. The keys are only on the right in D2.

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Re: Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2009, 05:18:36 AM »
So the question is...why did they mirror the image? So the plasma cannon that's armed could still be seen without being covered up or for some other reason? :-\
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Re: Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2009, 05:45:42 AM »
It's definitely mirrored, look at the image above and to the left, you can see a spreadfire and blue key on the left. Well, I suppose it's possible they had them reversed, took the screen shot, then decided to switch sides at the last minute for the game release. Who knows...
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Re: Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2009, 06:28:06 AM »
Actually, it's unlikely that the original cockpit graphic was mirrored when that screenshot was taken. The image was probably mirrored, because the robot's eye is also going in the wrong direction.

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Re: Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2009, 09:35:37 AM »
That's what I meant.
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Re: Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2009, 05:48:54 PM »
Maybe they thought the primay weapon display made a better picture than the secondary but they didn't want to change the overall layout.

(Or maybe it's a secret clue as to the true nature of PTMC)  :P
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Re: Earn the acceptance of your peers.
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2009, 02:12:12 PM »
Seeing that the PTMC was pretty much blown out of the stars (literally) in D3 ten years ago, don't you think those secrets should be declassified by now? :P
« Last Edit: June 22, 2009, 02:14:51 PM by Scyphi »
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