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Community asks Eric about lore stuff #1

Postby tehswordninja » 30 July 2020, 03:50

I asked the community to give me their questions about the lore. If you have the time, it would be appreciated if you could answer these Eric! I have lightly edited or paraphrased some of these questions from their original form for easier understanding, and in some cases making them more broad or specific.
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thetoppestkek:

-Do Usurpations use any type of ground vehicles? (something like a human tank or APC)

-How extensive is the Usurpation fleet? (How large?)

-Are the Usurpations we see in the campaign their entire military, or merely a scouting expeditionary unit?


Civil-Lite:

-What’s the origin story of the Usurpation aliens and why did they come to this world

-What’s their main purpose, besides eliminating the humans as we speak?


AuditorMSP:
-What do Usurpations look like behind their armor? What might their skin look or be colored like?


tehswordninja:

-Do the Usurpations use genetic engineering or some similar concept? Or are the different blood colors for each rank a different species?

-Did you have any concepts for alien weapons that did not make it into PB2? How about android weapons?

-I noticed an odd part of the lore timeline. Proxy is around 20 years old and remembers the portal opening, which lead to the Usurpation homeworld. But only now during the campaign are the Usurpations invading. Have they been constantly invading, or were they waiting to attack Earth for about 10-15 years?

-Any idea how the Falkoks got on Mars?

-How'd everyone get PSI blades? Is that just for gameplay purposes?


L_A_G:

-Are there any factions in the PB universe at peace with one another?



Asuka Langley Soryu:

1. How do you imagine Earth to look in terms of technological advancement? What would cities and vehicles be like?

2. How do you imagine Earth at the very start of the invasion to be? Would there be mass panic etc

3. Does Earth have any colonies other than the planet in PB1?

4. Do the Usurpations have any presence on planets other than their own and Earth?

5. Same as above but Falkoks

6. Do the Falkoks and Usurpation have subspecies or different languages and cultures like humans do, or are they more unified?

7. Is there a reason for the lack of trees and other natural features across the games, or is it purely aesthetic?

8. What is the purpose of the secret boxes in the PB2 campaign?



Mean Me:

-What exactly is Correction Nine and what was the event they were trying to prevent so humanity could be saved?

-What is the home planet of the Falkoks and who do they serve?

-What did Noir Lime do after being injured by the Sword Bot and how did he get the equipment he had when he crashed on Earth?

-What is Robot Omega and what was it's intended purpose? Are there more copies of it?

-Why was the Time Machine made, and who was it made by?

-Who are the Human Soldiers led by?

-What was the lone android on the 'Final Assault' level doing fighting the Ghosts? What was this area and what happened there?

-Why is Proxy identified as a criminal by the Civil Security? What did she do?[



boom5:

Are the Androids related to the Drones, and who made them?



49er:

What is the relationship between the Falkoks and the Usurpations?



The_Commander:

What changed with the relations between humanity and the Falkoks after PB1?



Irv:
Why was level 42 flooded after the Civil Security Boss fought the Usurpation Soldiers?

Did Civil Security shoot down Falkonian Ships violating airspace regulations? Was this the case on the crash landed ships we saw ingame?

Are there rival or hostile groups to Civil Security besides the ones encountered in-game?

Why does Civil Security purely use humans in combat in contrast to other groups that use androids or grubs?

Why do Usurpation Destroyers have green blood and different sounds?

Is the high-pitched noise at the end of the Usurpation's death sounds some kind of flatlining?

Considering Usurper's weapons don't match Earth's environment, what is the Usurpers environment like?

Can Cyber Grubs be potentially programmed with free will or awareness?

Is there any backstory to the androids encountered in level 37?

Is the android's faction still ruled by humans or did the androids take over?

Do androids possess free will or awareness?

Why did Correction Nine shut down?
who needs a PB2.5 release date, anyways?
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Re: Community asks Eric about lore stuff #1

Postby Eric Gurt » 30 August 2020, 18:58

thetoppestkek:

-Do Usurpations use any type of ground vehicles? (something like a human tank or APC)
Can't tell for now (since it wasn't shown in any of games).

-How extensive is the Usurpation fleet? (How large?)
They are expected to be large enough to not consider Earth as a threat.

-Are the Usurpations we see in the campaign their entire military, or merely a scouting expeditionary unit?
Small portion.


Civil-Lite:

-What’s the origin story of the Usurpation aliens and why did they come to this world
Can't tell for now (since it wasn't shown in any of games).

-What’s their main purpose, besides eliminating the humans as we speak?
Can't tell for now (since it wasn't shown in any of games).


AuditorMSP:
-What do Usurpations look like behind their armor? What might their skin look or be colored like?
Can't tell for now (since it wasn't shown in any of games).


tehswordninja:

-Do the Usurpations use genetic engineering or some similar concept? Or are the different blood colors for each rank a different species?
Might be different species of result of modifications. None of heroes really knows it by time PB:FTTP or PB2 happens.

-Did you have any concepts for alien weapons that did not make it into PB2? How about android weapons?
I made most of game weapon concepts directly in Flash so if I had any by release date they would be already in PB2's campaign. I don't think I recall any removed content, levels though were made after most of in-game weapons were made (except for virus gun and vehicle-mounted guns).

-I noticed an odd part of the lore timeline. Proxy is around 20 years old and remembers the portal opening, which lead to the Usurpation homeworld. But only now during the campaign are the Usurpations invading. Have they been constantly invading, or were they waiting to attack Earth for about 10-15 years?
PB2's events take place at the same time when Usurpation invasion started, it is just some people were aware of invasion happening really soon (discovery portal was opened like half a year before invasion started).

-Any idea how the Falkoks got on Mars?
PB universe is one where alienic creatures start to try to co-exist together. Not always friendly, not always without conflicts, but Falkoks are ones that happened to move to Mars and stay relatively friendly unless provoked. Can't tell more for now (since it wasn't shown in any of games).

-How'd everyone get PSI blades? Is that just for gameplay purposes?
It was easier from development point of view to make everyone have it, though most probably they won't be same for every character nor all characters will be having them in next releases.


L_A_G:

-Are there any factions in the PB universe at peace with one another?
Yes.



Asuka Langley Soryu:

1. How do you imagine Earth to look in terms of technological advancement? What would cities and vehicles be like?
Maybe like in PB3.

2. How do you imagine Earth at the very start of the invasion to be? Would there be mass panic etc
Hmm.

3. Does Earth have any colonies other than the planet in PB1?
Can't tell for now (since it wasn't shown in any of games).

4. Do the Usurpations have any presence on planets other than their own and Earth?
Can't tell for now (since it wasn't shown in any of games).

5. Same as above but Falkoks
I see Falkoks as a disappearing kind or at least their known population is really far away from their origin planet.

6. Do the Falkoks and Usurpation have subspecies or different languages and cultures like humans do, or are they more unified?
Falkoks are unified yet have different subspecies. Usurpation forces - can't tell for now.

7. Is there a reason for the lack of trees and other natural features across the games, or is it purely aesthetic?
I felt like I want these to be on separate layer that isn't background and is not foreground, but felt like it would damage PB2's performance too much. Then I just didn't made any good tree models.

8. What is the purpose of the secret boxes in the PB2 campaign?
In some cases - give weapons. In rest cases - make player remember similar case that happened to him in previous level (like wall-jump with need to shoot down with rifle. Rifles without boxes would disappear on weaker PCs too so keeping them in boxes is only way to somehow hint player about need to use them at certain moment).



Mean Me:

-What exactly is Correction Nine and what was the event they were trying to prevent so humanity could be saved?
Correct the past by changing the moment when humanity opened portal to Another World, just like Proxy said.

-What is the home planet of the Falkoks and who do they serve?
Unknown. Themselves and their needs.

-What did Noir Lime do after being injured by the Sword Bot and how did he get the equipment he had when he crashed on Earth?
Can't tell for now (since it wasn't shown in any of games).

-What is Robot Omega and what was it's intended purpose? Are there more copies of it?
Just a protection bot. Can't tell for now (since it wasn't shown in any of games).

-Why was the Time Machine made, and who was it made by?
By Earth scientists.

-Who are the Human Soldiers led by?
On Mars - it is a human colony that moved away from Earth at some point.

-What was the lone android on the 'Final Assault' level doing fighting the Ghosts? What was this area and what happened there?
Some players have some clues, but perhaps it might be covered in next game. Or not.

-Why is Proxy identified as a criminal by the Civil Security? What did she do?
Most probably something she could not influence much.



boom5:

Are the Androids related to the Drones, and who made them?
Might be one of remaining android-making manufacters on Earth.



49er:

What is the relationship between the Falkoks and the Usurpations?
People in Plazma Burst series couldn't really understand language of neither of two.



The_Commander:

What changed with the relations between humanity and the Falkoks after PB1?
Unknown.



Irv:
Why was level 42 flooded after the Civil Security Boss fought the Usurpation Soldiers?
Unknown.

Did Civil Security shoot down Falkonian Ships violating airspace regulations? Was this the case on the crash landed ships we saw ingame?
Yes.

Are there rival or hostile groups to Civil Security besides the ones encountered in-game?
Most probably yet.

Why does Civil Security purely use humans in combat in contrast to other groups that use androids or grubs?
Can't tell for now (since it wasn't described in released games).

Why do Usurpation Destroyers have green blood and different sounds?
These might be different kind, though they share similar armor.

Is the high-pitched noise at the end of the Usurpation's death sounds some kind of flatlining?
It might be a death notification message (which would make sense if Usurpation forces are basically different species that might sound different enough to understand each other).

Considering Usurper's weapons don't match Earth's environment, what is the Usurpers environment like?
Unknown.

Can Cyber Grubs be potentially programmed with free will or awareness?
Yes, though they were used in different ways long enough to not be able to even want to live independently or have awareness, yet some low ammount of awareness is possible to achieve.

Is there any backstory to the androids encountered in level 37?
None, thought they might have been stored there to serve needs of place where they can found.

Is the android's faction still ruled by humans or did the androids take over?
Can't tell for now.

Do androids possess free will or awareness?
It looks like they might, or at least what seems like awareness.

Why did Correction Nine shut down?
Project had no results and original founders decided to willingly or forcefully sell any weaponry as well as technology they been working on.
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