What caused the meteors?

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What caused the meteors?

Postby Xterminator » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:28 am

Spoilers?
While playing through campaign I was almost positive that IDS did something to make the meteors destroy earth/wars world/whatever their planet is called, but at the end, there wasn't anything saying why the meteors came at all. Was it just spontaneous? Were a ton of meteors flying through space when they finally came to earth?

Caulder mentions several times how beneficial the meteors were to him, but I don't think he caused the meteors to strike.
Does anyone have any ideas? :geshrug:

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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Delta_Angelfire » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:32 am

the meteors are proof that Sturm won. MwahahahHA
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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Halo Capella » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:38 am

Maybe they're bits and pieces of a deceased planet for god knows some reason.

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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:21 am

the writers caused the meteors, obviously

far as i can tell, no reason is given; it's incredulous that a meteor storm of that magnitude comes out of nowhere, assuming the planet is in a similar solar system to Earth's, a larger planet or even the sun should've caught them in its gravity, or the moon should've deflected some, let alone the fact that meteroids tend to burn up harmlessly in the atmosphere and that it takes an object with a few kilometers' radius to make an impact with the surface (the asteroid(s) that are theorised to have wiped out the dinosaurs were estimated to be 10km+ in radius, meteors are typically much less than 1 km), extraterrestrial collisions are more dangerous after-the-fact because if they don't burn up in the atmosphere they probably explode, which can be mistaken for a nuclear attack and we all know how well that would end

yeah let's just chalk it up to convenient writer's convention

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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Tronn_Bonne » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:37 am

Sturm won.
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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Xterminator » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:55 am

Well yeah, I know it was the game writers, but I mean supposing that AW was reality.

Maybe it was the first Caulder. However, the first Caulder was killed much before the meteor strike, so... perhaps he rigs some kind of system to launch the meteors in X number of years, he gets killed by his clone, the meteors strike, and then the rest of the story follows. How he would manage to launch a bunch of meteors in the first place, and why he would set it to strike years later rather than right then, I don't know.

But looking into the Sturm possibility, Sturm was an alien. Maybe their are a bunch of Sturms back on his planet and they all attacked earth. That might be possible.

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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby DTaeKim » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:41 am

Armageddon.
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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Kireato » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:32 am

Well.
There's this outer space factory making meteors.
Sturm's minions live there.
When he died, they continued working.
And working.
Then Colin found Sturm's remote control.
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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Xterminator » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:17 am

lol

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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Naetoru » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:39 am

If I remember correctly there is a CO in the game that can cause meteor strikes within a slightly larger range than a silo. Maybe they were just bored?

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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby DTaeKim » Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:04 am

If you're talking about the previous incarnations, that would be Sturm. He's been dead a game and this universe is supposed to be separate from the earlier incarnations of the series.
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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Gheizen64 » Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:02 am

Tabitha clearly faced a crappy opponent.
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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Sniffit II » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:32 pm

Halo Capella wrote:Maybe they're bits and pieces of a deceased planet for god knows some reason.


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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby A Guy » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:00 am

Sturm filled up his COP meter past the maximum. Years passed...

Then Sturm got bored, and the story follows from there.

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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Xenesis » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:32 am

You can actually work this out.

Maximum, maximum possible held charge is 0xFFFFFFFF, or 4294967295G

Subtract:
90,000G
108,000G
126,000G
144,000G
162,000G
180,000G
198,000G
216,000G
234,000G
252,000G for the first 9 uses of his SCOP. With a fixed cost of 180,000G beyond that:

Leaves 4293257295G.

In theory, which would allow Sturm to shoot another 23851 Meteors, for a grand total of 23860 meteors.
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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby HPD » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:52 pm

Scary...
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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Dragonite » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:35 pm

I always wonder how the meteors where able to strike THE WHOLE PLANET.
I mean, realistically speaking only only side should have been struck, unless the meteor rain went on for a few days, which I assume..

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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Craz » Fri May 07, 2010 12:55 pm

Warning: What follows can be referred to as science and outer space (cough John Freeman cough) and is completely formulated from theorytarding.

There are several facts presented to us by the events of AWDoR. Let's have a look:

- There were multiple big, falling rocks that were big and falling
- They impacted the entire planet in one way or another (not sure whether they DID hit all over the planet)
- They produced dust clouds which weren't very thick in the areas where AWDoR takes place (lol)
- Plants did survive in some areas AWDoR takes place
- Once landed, they can produce arcs of 'plasma' which literally raze anything between two meteors
- These meteor fragments can be totalled by twenty or thirty explosive shells from armored vehicles
- Heavily impacted areas were overrun by pinky grey soil
- Said soil is supposedly fertilising (rich in phosphates or alien goo, your take)
- The clouds cleared in less than 3 years (provided campaign intermissions didn't take up months)

With these 'facts' in mind, let's make some conclusions.

- Meteor strikes/glances moon, perhaps sent astray from Alderaan (large cluster is unlikely due to other planets)
- Moon partially shatters and flings debris into the earth
- Impacts caused quakes/eruptions on other side of planet (probably what caused 80% of the ruins we see)
- Dust clouds form from the shredded crust of the earth block sun and fertilise soil with phosphates, coloring it pink with oxides as well
- Smaller chunks DO impact other sides of earth after initial impact from decaying orbits caused by the moonshine
- AWDoR takes place away from the main impact as only small impacts are visible in campaign

...and finally...

- AW doesn't adhere to reality in any way whatsoever.

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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Dragonite » Fri May 07, 2010 8:17 pm

seconded the last statement

btw, I think the ''ruin'' tileset meant brown ground with demolished and dying plant life.

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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby ThunderWalker » Fri May 07, 2010 11:34 pm

AW isn't based on reality, or better said: Sturm won. :P
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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Craz » Sat May 08, 2010 5:44 am

ThunderWalker wrote:AW isn't based on reality, or better said: Sturm won. :P


Technically, Sturm lost. People survived, managed to weed out the bad guys and begin food production again. The dust clouds were quickly dispersed too. The events of AWDoR probably would've been the only way to stop further bloodshed between the Rubinelles and Lazurians. Such is irony.

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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby RadioShadow » Fri May 28, 2010 8:04 am

Xterminator wrote:Spoilers?
Caulder mentions several times how beneficial the meteors were to him, but I don't think he caused the meteors to strike.
Does anyone have any ideas? :geshrug:


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Postby Guest » Sat May 29, 2010 11:45 pm

the end

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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Gentleman of Dread » Sun May 30, 2010 12:44 am

win.
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Re: What caused the meteors?

Postby Modular » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:59 am

Nonsense, this game really takes place in 2012, thus allowing the writers to insert any theoretical apocalypse scenario and have it possess credibility.

Also, seeing as Dr. Morris talks about the dinosaurs dying off and about the theory of a meteor strike right before "Fear Experiment" one could actually assume that DoR does take place on earth. Creepy thought.
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