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Author:  thereIwasn't [ Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Wrong Galaxy?

I was just playing through the Ark again and got to the cutscene where you activate the silent cartographer. A galaxy comes up, and It's spiral, just like all the scientists at NASA, etc, envision ours to be.
And yet when you look up in the sky at any time earlier during that level, the galaxy theat you see is of an entirely different type than the one shown in the silent cartographer cutscene.

Continuity error? Or are we even further out than we thought?

Author:  Avateur [ Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Wrong Galaxy?

I'm ascribing it to atmospheric as well as spacial distortion considering the distance between the Ark and the galaxy. Both are the same galaxy (aka the Milky Way) as confirmed by Frankie. As for an official explanation, Bungie hasn't given one.

Author:  NightFalcon [ Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wrong Galaxy?

In Halo 2 level Delta Halo ,as far as I can remember, when you reach the site where you have to activate a bridge to pass to the other side(where a couple of wraiths is waiting) with a scorpion, enter the building where the switch of the bridge is located. If you look on the floor you will notice it is made of glass. Some where in the room there is some sort of a hole. If you go through it you will get directly underneath the glass floor. There you can hear a Prophet speaking of the great journey. Now if you look UP you will see that on the glass roof (the floor of the upper room) is projected a holograph of a galaxy!!! The galaxy is unnoticeable from the upper side of the glass floor since there is a hologram of a Prophet surrounded by some Elite, Jackal and Grunt guards.

Go find it and tell me what you think. Is it the Milky Way? I haven't seen any posts about this galaxy anywhere around the web so I cannot upload an image. So you will have to find it by yourself. Level Delta Halo, Room containing the bridge switch, go under the floor by a secret corridor inside the room, look UP and see the magnificent hologram of a galaxy...

:!:

Author:  thereIwasn't [ Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wrong Galaxy?

NightFalcon wrote:
In Halo 2 level Delta Halo ,as far as I can remember, when you reach the site where you have to activate a bridge to pass to the other side(where a couple of wraiths is waiting) with a scorpion, enter the building where the switch of the bridge is located. If you look on the floor you will notice it is made of glass. Some where in the room there is some sort of a hole. If you go through it you will get directly underneath the glass floor. There you can hear a Prophet speaking of the great journey. Now if you look UP you will see that on the glass roof (the floor of the upper room) is projected a holograph of a galaxy!!! The galaxy is unnoticeable from the upper side of the glass floor since there is a hologram of a Prophet surrounded by some Elite, Jackal and Grunt guards.

Go find it and tell me what you think. Is it the Milky Way? I haven't seen any posts about this galaxy anywhere around the web so I cannot upload an image. So you will have to find it by yourself. Level Delta Halo, Room containing the bridge switch, go under the floor by a secret corridor inside the room, look UP and see the magnificent hologram of a galaxy...

:!:


Alternately, if you go into the room where you hit the switch, you will notice that Truth's projection is comming from the center of the galaxy; it can be viewed from both angles.

If it is the milky way, its the right kind of galaxy, as it matches the description of your standard sprial galaxy, and it matches the one in the Silent Cartographer in the Ark. It's a nice graphic effect though, and it shows how much art Bungie put into the game.

Author:  philliplynx [ Wed May 14, 2008 3:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wrong Galaxy?

You may be seeing a difference because we are so far away from the galaxy. Light only travels so fast. We may be seeing our galaxy as it was hundreds or thousands of years ago.

Author:  LordOsiris [ Thu May 15, 2008 2:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Wrong Galaxy?

But then how far out are we? How fast is slipspace travel, anyways? And how long did it take the crew to get there?

Author:  Avateur [ Thu May 15, 2008 2:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Wrong Galaxy?

LordOsiris wrote:
But then how far out are we? How fast is slipspace travel, anyways? And how long did it take the crew to get there?


I think you'd absolutely love to drop by the Halo Story Page at HBO. It'd keep you busy for decades. But slipspace travel is extremely slow (at least the way humanity uses it, the Covenant travel WAY WAY WAY faster). The novels provided us with a lot of info regarding how long it takes. As for the Ark, that'd still probably take years. Decades. Who knows. It's that Ark Portal that allowed us to jump so quickly. Those Forerunner were pretty advanced.

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