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Navy SEAL
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject:

I have a question. Why are general Vega forces hostile in the Nod scrinship mission. Are they rebelling cause Vega is dead. Is it explained somewhere. And is it too big story editing if I make them my ally in the mission?
Crimsonum
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject:

@LKO: No, what you posted is the EA redesign, the one posted by Tomson is the original Westwood design for the Scrin logo (Incursion).
Lin Kuei Ominae
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject:

this is the scrin logo


that icon there looks like a legion logo (bottom right)

found here
tomsons26lv
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:13 am    Post subject:

ah shit, yea sorry.
Then no, there would have been one but nothing released has it
Exley
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:59 pm    Post subject:

isn't that scrin logo ?
tomsons26lv
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:23 pm    Post subject:

Exley wrote:

also, did Cabal (including unreleased Incursion), ever had his own Logo/Symbol, or at least in concepts by guys who did prototype graphic for Incursion ?

Yes
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/113361105083292812413/album/AF1QipOa5C5xRM0RSDskuoShKSgjfRna13FFqZ5b0eOV/AF1QipM7eIiNyRWNlIw7D58_zFllwMWkwlOvRcOIZ4-e
Exley
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject:

heres some more questions #Tongue

since the stories in TS are synced( well FS too)
except NOD story starts earlier, and we see that
gen.Solomon normaly talks to Hassan and is aware of
strong rise by Slavik and what threat that could
mean in future

but then why in intro itself when Nod ambushes alot GDI bases, Solomon goes all surprised by military activity...

---

also, did Cabal (including unreleased Incursion), ever had his own Logo/Symbol, or at least in concepts by guys who did prototype graphic for Incursion ?
tomsons26lv
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:58 pm    Post subject:

You people are seriously over thinking it.
The glowy dodecahedron is just some magic thing to explain the magic instant terraforming.
The game BadGuy storylines (after a certain point) and endings aren't canon, same for expansion packs except Firestorm where both campaigns after Cabal has gone rogue for either side happen at the same time and BOTH of their endings are canon.
Crimsonum
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:23 pm    Post subject:

Err, I meant the idea that humans as a species originated from outside the Earth. Not that the first organisms to appear on Earth were extraterrestrial.
Bittah Commander
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:35 pm    Post subject:

It's actually a legit scientific hypothesis that life on Earth actually originated from Mars (in other words, it evolved from microbes that hitched a ride on a meteor that came from Mars). So it's really not that ridiculous.
Crimsonum
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:57 pm    Post subject:

Bittah Commander wrote:
Considering that the explanation for Kane's persistent existence was unfortunately confirmed to be biblical rather than scientific, it actually wouldn't be unlikely for what's happening to Kane during Nod's TS ending to not be very scientific either. Maybe his existence is simply allowed to end now that mankind is about to go extinct.


Kane's character as a whole is a biblical reference, but that doesn't necessarily mean his existence cannot be "scientific" (or in this case realistic sci-fi). I also believe him disappearing was just his millenia-long imprisonment on Earth (i.e. the Land of Nod*) coming to an end and him finally dying/transcending. Why it happened like it did (him disappearing with a strange glow) might be related to his "fate", perhaps some sort of alien technology (perhaps extradimensional, 'cause sci-fi writers never get tired of using nth dimensions [n > 4] as plot devices) was keeping him from dying and likewise killed/transcended him at the end.

*Instead of being a region on Earth, the biblical Land of Nod would refer to the entire planet. Thus Eden, if it ever existed, would be an extraterrestrial place. Interestingly though, Adam Isgreen claimed Kane was human, so he cannot originate from outside the Earth. Unless we assume the "alien-origin" hypothesis was true and humans originate from some other planet (which is kind of a ridiculous sci-fi plot but whatever).
4StarGeneral
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:29 pm    Post subject:

I think it's more likely those are missiles loaded with Tiberium, the central bomb itself is tiberium set to explode in time for the missiles to hit and cause a chain reaction to spread said tiberium, and Kane himself was either:
A) Teleported away by CABAL or
B) A more spiritual reference who's part in reality was played by multiple people calling themselves Kane (See Sparticus), and thus disappeared when Nod won.
Bittah Commander
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:28 pm    Post subject:

After watching the video again it's clear that those missiles indeed can't be fuel, or at least not fuel that's supposed to assist the main missile with leaving the atmosphere since they don't appear to ignite before that. Given that the small missiles do fly away at a significant speed after the main missile is in space already, it's likely that the small missiles do mostly contain fuel and maybe an amount of tiberium to seed nearby planets, moons, asteroids and so on. That's obviously pure speculation though.
Lin Kuei Ominae wrote:
The glowing thing seems like the essence of Kane combined with Tiberium.
https://youtu.be/r93c6qN9XyY?t=99<-Kane who disintegrates himself.

I doubt that's the case, considering that the missile is taking off behind him when this happens, so this wouldn't be a very effective method to get Kane's essence on a missile that's practically already gone.

Kane also can't simply disintegrate (and thus kill) himself at will, considering that he can't die in the first place and if it was possible, it'd have happened when he stood directly in the center of an Ion Cannon blast during TD's ending already.

Considering that the explanation for Kane's persistent existence was unfortunately confirmed to be biblical rather than scientific, it actually wouldn't be unlikely for what's happening to Kane during Nod's TS ending to not be very scientific either. Maybe his existence is simply allowed to end now that mankind is about to go extinct.
Exley wrote:
as for Kane Essence, hmm, some nice thing to think about
but doesn't it clash with firestorm ending then ?

at least, expansion somehow is nudging toward
kane being teleported and fused with cabal #Tongue

The Firestorm ending is irrelevant in this context, considering that Firestorm follows the TS GDI ending, while we're discussing the TS Nod ending. So there is no clashing.
It's also unlikely that Kane was "fusing" with CABAL during the Firestorm ending. Since CABAL was originally made as a copy from Kane's mind to begin with, Kane's body was most likely kept in stasis to allow him to recover, while CABAL linked directly to Kane's mind in order to "update" himself or in other words re-synchronize himself with Kane's mind.
Exley
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:22 am    Post subject:

LKO i always thought the same but I'd disagree
1st you don't see those small rockets fly orbital
nor exploding while earth gets infected

we only see the main explosion in egypt

granted a mission with GDI does unveil what
chem missles would be used for, but this ain't it...

as for Kane Essence, hmm, some nice thing to think about
but doesn't it clash with firestorm ending then ?

at least, expansion somehow is nudging toward
kane being teleported and fused with cabal #Tongue
Lin Kuei Ominae
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:02 am    Post subject:

The capsules are this

just in a more global widespread scale in the video.

The glowing thing seems like the essence of Kane combined with Tiberium.
https://youtu.be/r93c6qN9XyY?t=99<-Kane who disintegrates himself.
Crimsonum
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:37 am    Post subject:

Bittah Commander wrote:
Fuel.


Unlikely, why would they fly away like they did if they were mere fuel tanks? It's more likely they were some sort of secondary Tiberium containers.

The bigger question is, what is the glowing, alien object exposed from the missile that triggers the world-altering process? Some say it's the Tacitus, but this cannot be true. First of, considering the size of the missile (as seen in the cutscenes), the object is much, much larger than the Tacitus we've seen. Secondly, the Tacitus is depicted as a perfect sphere, something the object is not (it appears to be a regular dodecahedron).

blubb
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:32 am    Post subject:

long story short, even westwood always had planned to make "kain" the biblical kane, he was banished to live forever on the planet earth, means that he can't die.
they did try way too often to kill him huh?
Cabal is Kanes failsafe in case he is absent, or has to recover like we've seen.
This "failsafe" was just a bit "too" enthusiastic and likely went rogue, but always stuck to the original plan largely.....just the methods were a bit more...lets say "efficient".

its safe to assume kane brought the cabal AI back because he knew what went wrong and maybe "altered" it a bit.
Bittah Commander
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:22 pm    Post subject:

Fuel.
Exley
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:35 pm    Post subject:

heres more question #Tongue
at the end of TS-NOD campaign when world altering missle is launched, before separation, small group of attached rockets deattach and fly... somewhere

what are those for #Tongue ?
Exley
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:28 pm    Post subject:

its not debris
its like rock, an map element/object ... whatever

is there some sort of more detailed story for Slavik ?
or simply lazyness on EA part to fill gap...

I mean he was the leader of Nod after CABAL fall
Stygs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:02 pm    Post subject:

As Bittah Commander pointed out there is no tooltip for the debris in TD so your most certainly wrong (not to mention the whole discussion would be kinda pointless when the tooltip flatout tells you what it is #Tongue ).
There might be one in  CnC64, but that wasnt made by the orignal staff.

Slavik is mentioned by Kane in KW - one of Marcions followers killed him sometime after FS.
Exley
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:34 pm    Post subject:

Well whatever it is, it has some lil guy with red eyes init saying ufo in tooltip, dont make me install and play to show it Sad

Yes im aware aircraft looks like orca down, but its illogical
To have something weird inside and called ufo
,
As for cannon story.. Ok it surely.was most part ignorred
But does any manual or anything says when his murder happened and if someone played 3 and 4, does kane ever mentiones slavik at all ?
Bittah Commander
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:19 pm    Post subject:

Your so-called UFO isn't a terrain object, overlay or a structure, but it's regular terrain (just like grass and water) and regular terrain can't display any tool tips. I other words, what you're saying is impossible.

C&C3 wasn't made by Westwood, so it's not relevant to the TS/FS story (which was ignored for a large part in C&C3 to begin with).
Exley
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:37 am    Post subject:

demo version and old dos version has titled it UFO
and slavik was killed by some guy later
i guess between end of FS and CnC3
Bittah Commander
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:46 am    Post subject:

Considering that this concerns the TS/FS story, Slavik was never killed.
Exley wrote:
hmm my memory could be crap, as I didn't touch TD in like
uhh 10 years #Tongue

but doesn't title says when you hover over cursor on that crash
"UFO"

Seems that I missed this post, but it only shows that tool tip in the N64 version of TD and this wasn't made by Westwood.

The Westwood staff confirmed that it's really a helicopter canopy at the Petroglyph forums (I never knew this myself either before then). What it came down to is that no one could figure out what the thing was and when fans started assuming that it must be a UFO, Westwood just found it amusing and never bothered to correct them (which is why the developers of the N64 version ended up making it into a real UFO).
Exley
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:21 am    Post subject:

hi Smile

was it ever written when Slavik was killed (date) ?
RatsInTheWalls
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:13 am    Post subject:

It's also important to remember that C&C concept art was much closer to Tiberian Sun in style than the C&C we got, with power armoured soldiers, cyborgs, EMP tanks, all sorts of cyberpunkian madness - along with Scrin ground soldiers.
Allen
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:54 am    Post subject:

Bittah Commander wrote:
The Tacitus was on board of a ship belonging to Scrin rebels, which crashed to earth somewhere around the end of the first tiberium war (Tiberian Dawn).

The Tacitus and the Scrinship that carried it were ever mentioned or shown in any of the games however and the object that many people mistook as a UFO in TD is nothing but a helicopter canopy.


It is a spaceship. It is credited to Sean Brennan with in the C&C95/TD manual. Nyerguds has in in PDF fourm page 88. Also it is much clear-er in the N64 version that it is a ship.

http://nyerguds.arsaneus-design.com/manuals/Command%20&%20Conquer/
Exley
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:54 am    Post subject:

hmm my memory could be crap, as I didn't touch TD in like
uhh 10 years #Tongue

but doesn't title says when you hover over cursor on that crash
"UFO"
Bittah Commander
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:02 am    Post subject:

The Tacitus was on board of a ship belonging to Scrin rebels, which crashed to earth somewhere around the end of the first tiberium war (Tiberian Dawn).

The Tacitus and the Scrinship that carried it were ever mentioned or shown in any of the games however and the object that many people mistook as a UFO in TD is nothing but a helicopter canopy.
Exley
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:43 pm    Post subject:

heres another #Tongue

dunno if I read it and where, but the data matrix tacitus
did it came from that little ship from TD that crashed ?
Crimsonum
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:32 am    Post subject:

Well obviously they had to make the first mission simple and easy for new players, yet in the cutscene they had to make it sound important enough to call for McNeil. I don't think there's anything more to it.
Exley
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:20 am    Post subject:

heres another one
intro of TS itself, what the hell was so significant about Phoenix base ?
when it was so small
with very little Nod forces
RatsInTheWalls
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:14 am    Post subject:

Well, Kane being the biblical Kane doesn't necessary mean that he's the "biblical" Kane.

For all we know WW pulled an ancient aliens "The Chariots of the Gods", with the Scrin being God or pretending to be (a) God, Kane being the rebel, and it all ending with GDI taking on Kane, Nod and (the) God(s).
Bittah Commander
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:15 am    Post subject:

I know a lot from quotes from the staff at Petroglyph and IIRC there was also a mention about this in the TS manual.
Unfortunately the old Petroglyph forums were taken offline (you can now only access the new Grey Goo forums), so I can't give any exact quotes or direct links (maybe some stuff can be salvaged via the Wayback Machine though).

Edit:
Just take a look at this: https://youtu.be/WFBQuUGTR_g?t=19m5s
You can clearly see scars coming form under the metal plate and I think it's safe to assume that a chunk of his face is missing under that plate.

Also, If you look at any of the videos, you'll notice that Kane has no visible scars (or plate) whenever he's visible via a video transmission (which is most of the time during GDI's campaign and all the time during Nod's campaign), but the scars and plate are always there when he's somewhere in person.
Exley
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:20 pm    Post subject:

may I know how you know this last what you wrote ?
and also, didn't Ion cannon fried him as whole ?
Bittah Commander
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:11 pm    Post subject:

@RatsInTheWalls:
You could interpret it that way, but it really doesn't imply that.
CABAL is merely speeding up the healing process for Kane; he's not cloning him.

Also, unfortunately it was confirmed that Kane really is the biblical Caïn, who can never die.

And while I did like the biblical references (because they were given a sci-fi twist), turning Kane into a real biblical person who's actually cursed live forever by "God" kind of ruins the story for me. It just really feels out of place in a sci-fi setting that has aliens and everything.


Exley:
The mask that Kane wears in TS are to cover up the scars he received after surviving the Ion Cannon blast in Tiberian Dawn. In any video transmissions Kane digitally covered up the mask and scars.
Exley
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:59 pm    Post subject:

mmm this is interesting
so basically Kane in TS already could be ordinary clone-human
or a cyborg ? #Tongue

that mask and his face never explained was it due to
tiberium mutation or some burn scars...

yet in TS GDI ending we see around tacitus in Kanes pyramid
green tiberium around
RatsInTheWalls
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:53 pm    Post subject:

Well, FS' ending implies that Kane never survived the Ion Cannon at the end of the First Tiberium War.

Kane died then. But CABAL survived. And CABAL cloned Kane, and then the Second Tiberium War happened.

Kane dies AGAIN! And CABAL begins to create a Kane clone... but this time CABAL doesn't have to wait until Kane is finished to enact Kane's plans.

CABAL realises that he can make Kane's wishes come true before Kane's new clone body is even finished. Because CABAL realises he doesn't need Nod anymore. Kane doesn't need Nod anymore.

Cue the Firestorm crisis.

At least, that's how I like to think about it.
Bittah Commander
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:26 pm    Post subject:

I agree. A lot of events from the original story were simply ignored and it only gets annoying if you try to pay too much attention to the plot holes while playing the campaign.

At some point Apoc (the community manager at the time) was even asking in the EA C&C forums why people wanted to see CABAL return and what makes him so interesting.
There never should've been a question of "why" in the first place; CABAL was a major presence in Firestorm and after the cliffhanger that Firestorm's ending gave us, it makes no sense to just forget about him if EA's story writer really actually cared about the original story at all.

RatsInTheWalls wrote:
I'd go further and say that Kane IS CABAL.

CABAL is basically a digital copy of Kane's mind, but they still think independently, while still having the same goals.
So Kane Kane's is not actually CABAL and while Kane could also decipher the Tacitus, I'd assume that CABAL could do it a lot quicker and far more efficiently, considering that he's a computer.
ApolloTD
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:08 am    Post subject:

I'd frankly not even try make much sense of the story between TS:FS and C&C3 or design etc anything...

It's just deviated too much from original Westwood intents.

GDI was supposed to make atmospheric filterers from the knowledge gained from Tacitus (since Firestorm) among other things as situation was extremely bad shape, like year or two(?) and atmosphere would be 100% toxic to humans.

C&C3 features mostly pristine terrains apart from large tiberium crystals to add as insult and Tacitus plays hardly any role despite it was deciphered and Kane's Wrath it appears GDI is still trying decode...ahhh...
RatsInTheWalls
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:37 am    Post subject:

I'd go further and say that Kane IS CABAL.
Bittah Commander
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:52 am    Post subject:

CABAL didn't care about Nod; he only cared about Kane's goals and to achieve them by any means necessary (even if it means to turn on Nod).

CABAL was indeed likely created with technology that was acquired from the Tacitus, but as Adam Isgreen described, CABAL's mind was in a sense a copy of Kane's when he was created.

C&C3's story wasn't written by the same people who wrote the story for TD, TS and Firestorm and as such, there's of course some plot holes.
EA seemed to have mostly just forgotten about CABAL (and Firestorm's ending) and they only brought in some indirect references to CABAL after the community made clear that they wanted to see CABAL.

This was always the main problem with EA in the first place; their priority is never to continue and build on the existing storyline as seamlessly as possible, but only to add what they think the players will consider to be "cool" and that's the only reason why Legion made an appearance.
Exley
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:40 am    Post subject:

well see from various sources i found different answers

that CABAL came from Tascitus, hence why only him can translate it (beside Tratos)

that CABAL comes from many cybernetized minds linked together
(hence his name and eradic behaviour)

and that indeed Kane gave him his personality but not his mind,
at least not until end of FS

and that later some Nod factions were happy CABAL was gone
-
hence my questions how did Kane come back
and if CABAL was in control how did they shut him down and make LEGION
Bittah Commander
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:41 pm    Post subject:

CABAL was never against Kane and Kane wasn't "trapped". CABAL was helping Kane to heal quicker.

Additionally, CABAL was made from Kane's mind in the first place.
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