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  1. 11 points
    Ah Jason "satisfying, complete ending rolling in" Blundell. Director of our favorite game mode. Also sucker for cliffhangers. The man raised to the Aether I mean, Agartha I mean the heavens because he made one his name was slapped on one top tier map (Mob of the Dead) but then subsequently ruined the entirety of CoD Zombies. Ever since Jimmy Zielinski and Reza Elghazi but he never gets any love because Transhit left Treyarch he has been the face of Zombies. And with the BO3 Z season having just ended on a rather ... interesting note. Let us remember all the things that our good man has brought to the table this past year. Thank You Jason for: Adding a """"new"""" cutscene named genesis.mkv and having it encrypted when everyone was all about the Super EE oh boy this can't be there actually is one can't wait to see the real ending!!!111 oh wait it's just the SoE intro cutscene oh hahaha you joker you ; ) Retconning the shit out of the Zombies storyline for no good reason, basically throwing away everything up to Mob to insert your own crazy overly convoluted fan service shit. Replacing a story based on historical events, myths, conspiracies and (alien) technology with a story based purely on maaaaaaaaagic and le good versus ancient evil ; ) Making the primary antagonists in a gamemode called ZOMBIES squid tentacle aliens straight out of a ZONE-SAMA hentai parody. Making a story that was about surviving in a apocalyptic wasteland while having to choose between two opposing sides and while having to deal with an infinite cycle of dying and being reborn into a story about a 80 year old ""God(?)"" that has 4 grown men getting into the bodies of children to keep them and a little girl trapped inside a basement because......... reasons? Putting 95% of the story behind a bunch of ciphers because that's what we've always wanted having to become Sherlock fucking Holmes in order to understand the plot. Adding more fan service for the sake of giving fan service than your average anime Being not ONLY responsible for one of gaming's WORST endings ever (Origins) But after admitting the ending totally sucked and after retconning that... Proceeding to make an even WORSE ending for Black Ops 3 ;/ Admitting that he wouldn't add any new gamemodes to Zombies because he has a super high standard and only things that are challenging, fun and creative are given his Seal of Approval And yet totally approving the Relevation's Final """""Boss"""""" battle. And making the grand reward for finishing all the easter eggs a ... different starting pistol. Not giving us any new perks side from Automated Electric Cherry Widows Wine because you're a sucker for classic perks? Promising us that Revelations would put brackets on the 8 years of Zombies (Which is highly ironic in and of itself because you practically erased 8 years worth of Zombies lore to shoehorn in le magic good versus ancient evil squid monsters battle) And yet still not having explained the following - The meaning of the blood vials - What our crew was "immune" for in ZnS - Why Richtofen's soul was already in the house but they still killed him in The Giant trailer - Who the Bald Man in the First Strike poster really is (spoilers: It's Richtofen) - The relationship between the Shadow Man and Richtofen And most importantly - Why Takeo sounds older with each released map yet he looks 20 years younger than his 1.0 counterpart Thanks for reading my shitpost. <3
  2. 11 points
    Somebody.... Had better get that EFFING super easter egg done, and TELL ME that there's a better ending then THAT. 8 Years of hidden clues, HARRPS, nazi technology, cthulu rituals, ciborg russian zombies, blowing up the earth.... How... How can it all end like this. No lesson learned, no proper foretelling of the future or what happened. No betrayal, no fucking insight to shit. Just this bullshit character we were introduced to vaguely practically a year ago, who has gone from a nobody, to the guy who controls perks, to fucking god I guess. NO backstory, NO practicality. Then wtf is up with SOPHIA? A character who was brought up MAYBE ONCE in bo1, now is the key to killing the shadow man and ending the apothicons? Meanwhile a key character like richtofen practically stays silent this whole run?! Then just Primis? Primis didn't fail! Primis just fucking appeared at the end! Oh yay, our reward for all that was.... we got to become templars? Nikolai wanted to return to his family, to which, all of them had. The children are no longer safe, they're non-existent. They disappeared with the apothicon sun! Holy FUCK I'm pissed. I could write a better ending for that in a MARGWA HEART BEAT. I swear... There better be a hidden wave gun somewhere on this map......
  3. 10 points
  4. 10 points
    So our lads at Treyarch just tweeted a Zombies timeline after the reveal with JCbackfire: In that tweet, they provided an interactive DESKTOP-ONLY web page containing vital information, Keeper language, and an interesting map of how our crew traveled. There are so many different elements to look into with it, that I will keep updating this thread with all new pieces regarding the lore from each map, important events, and what the Keeper language translates to. (Image source: u/zzFuzzy on r/CODzombies) https://www.callofduty.com/zombieschronicles IN THE BEGINNING AGARTHA FRACTURES DIMENSION 63
  5. 9 points
    That's right folks we got some big moves happening on our staff right now! Some are bittersweet, some are overdue, but overall they are all just badass. Newest additions to team are: @Doppelgänger and @Doctor Richtofen as Moderators Doppleganger is passionate about the forum, with a solid understanding and respect for the culture and the Code of Conduct of CoDZ. He is a go-getter, completionist and motivated with great attention to detail. Doctor Richtofen has shown dedication to the site in his day-to-day activity, heavily active in threads and almost never missing an opportunity to welcome new members. He has shown himself to be a mature, friendly and reasonable member of them community and has represented himself as a champion of CoDZ amiable and intelligent culture. New Legends: @Chopper as Hall of Fame Although we guilted him into stay for the longest time :P, Chop has taken a sabbatical to focus on family and work. Chopper was an excellent member of our staff and an extraordinary slayer. We will always remember him for the excellent high round strategy guides, in-depth analysis of gaming mechanics, contributions to all topics serious and lighthearted, and who could forget NML. Chopper is a five year veteran of the site and has always been available to help us with issues on the site and in our personal lives. He is a true friend and we hope to see him posting again in the future. New Veterans: @Strwrsbob and @Flammenwerfer as Veterans Nick started in 2010 and eventually took the reigns as the sole Admin for CoDZ. Although he was frequently busy with school he would always make time for the site when he was most needed. Perhaps we will here from him again soon! Flammenwerfer was last seen in November of 2015 while playing SOE. He raged so hard that he spontaneously combusted. We currently have a reward posted for anyone who has seen him. We are offering 4 divinium for his return dead or alive. All ranks are are not chosen lightly, so congrats all around! Of course if any of our Vets decide that they would like to return as staff, they will be welcome with open arms. La you fam!
  6. 7 points
    I know there are a lot going on recently that weren't getting the community to be excited but I will just put it here: It isn't over yet. No matter what the last map did you it IS integral to the story we love, so let's carry on together. We NEED to get this going. I know there aren't many I can help but I figured this would be the thing I can do. @Nieno69 mentioned about the difficulty transcribing the ciphers earlier so I got this the moment I can. These are all the cipher textures pulled directly from the pc textures, now, excluding the ciphers that don't exist as a texture, we have 14 ciphers in total, out of which we have solved 3. Some of these apparently haven't even been found yet, so I will also add in the names of the ciphers so we can also seek them out. If you know the exact location WITH pictures, I will add them in so people can go find them. 1. kin_ticket_arcade This one is solved already, see the pinned topic. 2. undercroft_paper_torn Der Eisendrache area. 3. sam_room_torn In Samantha's room. 4. sam_room In Samantha's room. 5. sheffield_torn The only one I don't get the rough location, does this mean spawn? 6. ori_trench_paper Origins trenches area. 7. mob_paper_torn MotD area. 8. sha_paper Shangri-La 9. ver_book This one is solved, see pinned topic. 10. kin_book Kino 11. sha_book Shangri-La 12. ver_paper_torn This one is solved, see pinned topic. 13. kin_paper_torn Kino 14. nacht_torn_paper And apparently we have one in Nacht, too. So the major discussions of ciphers/radios are in the pinned topic here, go check out the work done by amazing people! I'm going to call in the ones I know that are devoting to this throughout this year here, @certainpersonio @WaterKH @oxin8 @Nieno69 of course please help me tag more, I know there are many of them, and allow me to, before everything else, thank you all personally for all your incredible work done over this year that shed light on some of the really puzzling questions of the story. Simply amazing work. I know I was getting a bit emotional there, but yeah, I know I love the story, that never changes.
  7. 7 points
  8. 7 points
    So I did an introduction many many moons ago but a lot of people probably don't know who I'am. I'm Craig, born and bred in Edinburgh, Scotland and now reside in a town called Cowdenbeath, an old mining town. We still have a one or two open cast mines (top the ground, rather than underground). I'm 39 years old and have 3 great kids, Brandon 12 (an avid zombie player), Lauren 9 and has a rare condition called SMA-LED with cortical dysplasia and Rebecca 9. My lovely wife Lisa has had to put up with me playing CoD or Medal of Honour games for over 10 years, although my "addiction" with zombies, really only started just before Black Ops 2. I was sick and tired of playing multiplayer and I dabbled with zombies now and again. I work as a technical drawer (CAD)/ detailing / designing in the window industry. Think grand designs and you'll get the picture of the types of windows and costs of those windows (they ain't cheap and neither are my services ). My passion is energy conservation, which basically means conserve the energy you use, reuse the energy you create before you think about renewables. I done correctly and a house is built/designed to PassivHaus standard, you can reduce energy usage by up to 93% drastically reducing heating bills. As I said early, I really got into Zombies with BOII and my favourites maps are MoTD and Origins, I know a lot people knock BOII and I can see the reasons why but it was a decent game and maps. I've been playing games since the very early 80's starting with the Atari, the Spectrum was my next port of call and I recall going thtough many a game, jostick and tape deck (due to the game failing to fecking load) - Daley Thomsons Decathlon cost me many a joystick. My time these days in pretty much gettings kids ready for school in the morning, off to work, home, cook dinner, get kids ready for bed and then maybe a couple of hours game time if I can be bothered. Although I do make an effort to get a game going with the team. I taught myself pretty much everything I know about running servers, system administration and computers/html/ myself. Although Danny is my goto man for these modern standards, I know my way about css a lot more now but Danny knows more than me. I've been running forums for over 16 years and ran a very successful forum dedicated to a good friend of mine DJ Tom Wilson, who died in 2003 from a heart attack. He was a very popular DJ in Scotland and was pretty much the granddad of Hardcore/Techno music and introduced it to the masses on Forth FM (radio station in central Scotland). The 90's had me going to many events and clubs such as the FUBAR, Nosebleed, Metro, ReZerection, Fantasia. My favourite band is Ultra-Sonic.Honestly, for my era and the genre of music I enjoy listening to, they are the dugs danglies and I know both Roger Hughes and Mallorca Lee who are the orginal founding members. Privilege to know them and many of the other DJ's in the Scottish scene. Anyway, thats a little about me, if you want to ask me anything feel free, if you got to the end, congrats, if ya skipped and replied - shame on you :)
  9. 7 points
    So gutted.... What a disappointment. 8 Years, so many hours, days, months put into this for a 1 minute cutscence. SHOULD HAVE BEEN A MINI MOVIE ENDING!!! The Children & the house have nothing to do with anything in the story. Maxis, Samantha & Eddie??? Blood Vials? Waiting for some back story??????????????? Still waiting. PRIMIS FAILED? More like TREYARCH FAILED!!! Don't know if I'll ever play COD: Zombies again - R.I.P. Zombies
  10. 7 points
    Dr. Monty Quotes and Radios I have seen many people make transcripts of what Dr. Monty says, but I have seen all of them have some minor errors. Some things are a lot easier to make out now that we have clear audio of the quotes and are different than people thought. Thus, I decided to make a full transcript of these amazing quotes. Round 14 Quote to all Characters: "I have been watching. I have seen each and every one of your misdeeds. I know who you are. Sounds ominous, doesn't it? GOOD! Because it fucking is!" Round 15 Quote to all Characters: "The entirety of the universe is fractured and broken. Something that you clowns hold more than at least some degree of responsibility for. Guess what? You're gonna fix it! Look, just do what you usually do. Listen out for radios and things, and I'll help wherever I can." Monty Wisp #1 (Tank Factory Tank): "HELLO? (Tapping noise is heard) Testing, testing, te-... Do you hear me? Testiiing, testing... Actually, I don't know why I'm doing all this. I'm almost one hundred percent certain that you can hear me. So let's not fanny about. Okay... Where best to start?... The Universe is big. Really big. So try to imagine the biggest thing that you can, and then imagine you're waaay off. It's a million billion trillion eeaah... zillion? Times bigger than that. Actually, don't worry about the size. It's fucking huge, let's just leave it at that. More important than it's humongous proportions, is the fact that the Universe is a living, breathing thing... ever changing, ever shifting. Existing across time... and space itself. With me so far?" Monty Wisp #2 (Belinksi Square Wheelbarrow): "Alright! So you've got this Universe; this big, change-y, already volatile universe... and then you shatter it with a hammer. A metaphorical hammer. And it cracks and splinters into a million other universes. All coexisting at exactly the same time... (Deep sigh) Do you have ANY idea how difficult that is to keep track of? I may be omnipotent, but I can't be everywhere." Monty Wisp #3 (Supply Depot Dragon Station): "Now, if it had been entirely up to me, you numbskulls would be the last people I would entrust with this. But, due to factors outside my control... you're all I've got. I know there's a lot going on, I know it's a lot to take IN. But the Universe is deeply unstable right now, and things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. Crazy as things are, I will try my absolute best to give you all some one-on-one time... some good ol' fashion TLC. Do this right, and everything will be okay... Pinky promise!" Monty Wisp #4 (Hatchery to the left of PaP): "Maxis... huh. He was the first. The vessel you constructed for him back in World War I somehow shielded him from the influence of element 115. He opened the portal between the worlds and well, that's where, when shit really went tits up. The world within the world got turned upside down and inside out, if you can imagine such a thing. So anyway, uh, it was around then that I was forced to... step in." Monty Wisp #5 (Department Store Rugs): "Samantha... oooh boy! You ever heard the phrase 'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned'? Well, that fury's even worse with a little girl. Especially one as confused as that poor child is. She really didn't get much of a chance, did she? Right out of the gate she was thrown into this madness. Before she could ever figure out exactly WHO she was. Still, that's all ancient history now. She's safe... in the house." Monty Wisp #6 (Bridge): "Okay... here's a quick cheat sheet. You all fought in World War I. Woopie! You were badass heroes. That was true, that happened. Later, some other versions of you ended up as lab rats in some crazy World War II experiments. Experiments that left you a bit... kind of... not that smart. Your memories were mostly erased and you just kind of bumbled and stumbled around in time and space, oblivious to your past and future actions." Monty Wisp #7 (Department Store Mannequin): "You know how people say that every snowflake is unique? That every single one is an individual, a one of a kind irrefutable evidence of the miracles of mother nature? Well! It's not true. Snowflakes aren't all that unique. There are really only about twelve different designs. The point I'm making is that you lot are hardly one of a kind snowflakes. You were fragmented across a multitude of different realities, but each and every one is basically the same. You are all you. The liar, the braggart, the drunk, the one who didn't know what he had until it was gone. The good soldier, never disobeyed orders, never broke protocol, still kicked ass all the same. The loyal servant, a warrior out of time, born too late or born too early, honor bound to dying traditions. The man child, broken and twisted by a life burdened with knowledge, living like a soul that is perpetually drowning." Monty Wisp #8 (Dragon Control Roof): "You need to stop thinking in terms of originals, old and new. It-it's not like that. When you look in the mirror it's still you. If you crack that mirror, you see multiple reflections. It doesn't mean you've actually multiplied, does it? Honestly, I'm not sure why I'm trying to explain it. Shit's fucked up, please, fix it." Monty Wisp #9 (Hatchery Roof): "You see, the thing is I'm meant to stay on the sidelines, not really supposed to get involved. Free will and all that stuff. Oh, ah uh, that was my idea by the way. However, I do see stuff, now and then, that makes me go 'Ooh-ooh, that's not good! I really should do something!'. But the thing is, all I can really do is give things a little nudge, sow a seed, plant an idea, see what grows, see what sticks." Monty Wisp #10 (Tank Factory?): "Where do you think all these magic boxes come from? The chalk drawings on the wall? The f- magic ammo drops? Do I need to go on or do you get the message? I just hope you appreciate it." Monty to Nikolai: #1: "Nikolai Belinski... this can't be easy for you, knowing what happened in Stalingrad. You'll be hard pushed to find any historian who wouldn't list this in the top ten all time most horrible events in human history... Even without the dragons." #2: "You may not have lived it Nikolai, but you never forgot. No mater how hard you tried. You just didn't talk about it. I don't get that about you people sometimes. Your whole sense of reality is built only upon the things that are talked about... If it isn't said, didn't happen." #3: "There are certain things that you can't ever change, Nikolai. All I ask, is that you do the right thing. The right thing... for everyone." Monty to Dempsey: #1: "Alright Tank, I'm going to need you to trust me, okay? You've done really, really well so far, but I honestly think it's going to be easier if I just talk you through some things. Now let's be honest, you don't really know who you are do you? You've been bouncing around time and space for years, yelling all sorts of obscenities, and by the way your language is fucking disgraceful sometimes. You should wash your mouth out with soap. Anyway! We'll talk again soon, and I'll explain everything. Just give a little time to double check my flow charts." #2: "Right! Uh... where were we Tank? Actually, more to the point... where ARE you? Are you up to speed? Do you know exactly what you're doing? Or is the 115 delusion so bad you're still calling in field reports? Even though no one is listening! Sorry, uh... that's unfair. I was listening. I heard every word you said. Oh, you're a good soldier. You always were!" #3: "So! Richtofen... I'm kind of surprised that you've gone along with him this far. Didn't you absolutely despise him at one point? Anyway... keep a close eye on him. I think he's up to something." Monty to Takeo: #1: "Takeo Masaki, wow, those wounds are fresh, aren't they? The bitter sting of betrayal. The absolute collapse of the singular belief that has been the driving force in your life for as long as you can remember. What now Takeo? What do you do when the metaphorical rug has been pulled out from under your feet?" #2: "I'll tell you what you do, Takeo. You do what you've always done. You fight. Only difference is, that you do it for yourself. Not for some misplaced sense of duty or honor." #3: "So, besides the changes to your own outlook, have you noticed a change in Richtofen? Dempsey? Well, not trying to stir things up but, does it seem to you like the two of them may be scheming between themselves?" Monty to Richtofen: #1: "I have to admit something to you, Edward. Something I've never, ever, ever had to admit to anyone before. It's really quite embarrassing... You ready? Well, here it is. I don't understand you, matey. I don't understand a single thing about what makes you tick! You are the closest thing to an absolute distillation of obtuse obstructionism and unparalleled maniacal chaos in human form as it is possible to imagine." #2: "Look... I know you've had a lot to deal with. I know how hard you've been trying, but I really can't be sure exactly why you're doing it! I mean, it's not as if you owe Maxis anything... is it?" #3: "I don't know... maybe some of the paranoia is starting to rub off on ME! But let me tell you this, my little German friend... I've got my eye on you!" Monty to Nikolai, Dempsey, and Takeo after finishing the Easter Egg: "Okay... Nikolai, Dempsey, Takeo... I'm only talking to you right now. Richtofen? He can't hear me, see? Ah, he's probably off doing his own thing right now anyway. No change there, I suppose. The good news is, you're nearly done! It'll soon be time to come to the house. But, this plan, this big plan... a lot of it's been riding on Richtofen. Before he caught up with you guys, he spent years traveling. Searching out just the right versions of you. The ones who held the key to closing off the other dimensions. I think you know by now exactly what that entails. Point is, he's kind of surplus to requirements these days. He's been in the house for AGES! But uh, DON'T tell him. Anyway, uh... it'll all make sense when you get here, you'll see. Honestly, i-it's going to be fine! Oh, shit... I'd completely forgotten to introduce myself! Ah, uh... I'm Doctor Monty. Hello. So nice to see you all."
  11. 7 points
    So speaking of the scraps, they've been solved! Big thanks to @WaterKH, @NaBrZHunter, @Lizizadolphin, and @oxin8! 8 hours of Skype call later, we've given up on these bolded problem areas. Grr!!
  12. 7 points
    @Schrödingerjust blew my mind haha SSMJABR : Samuel Stuhlinger Marlton Johnson Abigail Briarton Russman And now we know they helped Richtofen to find the Kronorium... #MindBlown
  13. 7 points
  14. 6 points
    These are temporary placeholder videos as they do not contain file names Some files may be missing and/or mixed up All Character Quotes are now posted (excludes End Cinematic Quotes) Black Ops IIII Zombies: Classified Intel (Radios etc) Black Ops IIII Zombies: Classified - Dr. Edward Richtofen Radio's Black Ops IIII Zombies: Classified - Samantha Maxis Black Ops IIII Zombies: Classified - Dr. Ludvig Maxis Black Ops IIII Zombies: Classified - Samuel J. Stuhlinger Black Ops IIII Zombies: Classified - Dr. Edward Richtofen Character Quotes Black Ops IIII Zombies: Classified - 'Tank' Dempsey Character Quotes Black Ops IIII Zombies: Classified - Nikolai Belinski Character Quotes Black Ops IIII Zombies: Classified - Takeo Masaki Character Quotes Black Ops IIII Zombies: Classified - Pentagon P.A.
  15. 6 points
    You might remember the butterflies in Grief, when you knife or shoot an "enemy" player. He won't blood, he won't die: He will release a group of butterflies. Butterflies are seen in Kino der Toten too. Do they have any meaning? Well, yes. In fact, the butterflies predicted the Aether and Multiverse. Our physical space is observed to have three large spatial dimensions, with a higher dimension being the Aether. Please read @AetherialVoices's topic before this one. The third dimension, the one we live in, has three variables. An x, y, and a z axis. this allows what we call three-dimensional or "real" shapes to exist. The second dimension has two variables: The x and Y axis. We as three-dimensional beings are able to manipulate the second dimension. Think about drawing something on a flat paper (I know, paper has a Z-axis too, but you get the point). In that way, higher dimensions can manipulate our three-dimensional dimension. This theory explains powerups, wall weapons, the magic box, teleportation and matter transference. Imagine 3D as a paper (2D), and the Aether as 3D (I'm going to steal this one from you, Aetherial). You (now a 4D being) write two points on the paper (now 3D). How to get from point A to point B? Just double up the paper and sting a hole at point A. Now it directly leads to point B and voila: You've got a 4D rift, also known as a wormhole. Now I read this afterwards, I see how bad I am in explaining. Hope you understand it. Anyway, IF you understand it, it seems logical that the Aether is one dimension above us, the fourth dimension. Well I don’t think that’s the case. I think the Aether is the Eleventh Dimension. Our 3D's, the 4D (which might be time, and 6 unimaginable hyperspaces above that: The 10th dimension unifies the four fundamental forces of nature: electromagnetism, the strong and weak nuclear forces, and gravity. The 11th dimension kinda hold many 10 dimensions together. With this, the 11th dimension explains all of the particles and fundamental forces of nature by modelling them as vibrations of tiny supersymmetric strings. This theory is called the Superstring Theory. Are you interested in this? Take a look at this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_theory (10D) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstring_theory (11D) I wish you luck. I excluded most of the stuff said on these pages because I only understood about 10% of everything said there, so there might be some interesting and usable information there. We're moving on. The M-theory is a theory in physics that unifies all consistent versions of the superstring theory (the Eleventh Dimension). The "M" stands for mystery, magic and mother…. Or Monty? You must know that string theorists had identified five versions of superstring theory. Although these theories appeared, at first, to be very different, the M-theory proves that they relate to each other pretty much. Apparently the String-theories could be unified by mathematical transformations called S-duality and T-duality. The M-theory is based in part on the existence of these dualities and in part on the relationship of the string theories to a field theory called eleven-dimensional supergravity. Now some real brain-killing information explains all this stuff, but trust me, you don’t want to see that. Just remember the fact that the M-theory unifies the different "versions" of the 11th dimension. Now finally we are getting at the butterflies. You might have hear of the butterfly effect: the concept that small causes can have large effects. The butterfly effect is an important part of the "Chaos Theory". Directly copied from wikipedia: Chaos theory is a branch of mathematics focused on the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. 'Chaos' is an theory stating that within the apparent randomness of chaotic complex systems, there are underlying patterns, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, self-organization, and reliance on programming at the initial point known as sensitive dependence on initial conditions. The butterfly effect describes how a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. The exponential growth of deviations is a property of the instability of the system itself and can be expressed by the Lyapunov exponent (lambda). There exist three kinds of Lyapunov exponents: • L < 0 There is no chaos • L = 0 The system is neutral • L > 0 The system is chaotic In modern cosmology, the mathematical chaos theory is also used. According to some interpretations of the M-theory is "our" universe, a bubble (with infinite numbers of different universes-bubbles) floats in a multidimensional chaos. For this far this theory. A short summary: The Aether is the 11th dimension, being able to manipulate every dimension beneath. Every 3D universe (the Multiverse) floats in a multidimensional chaos. If you feel like I only understand the half of all what I just said, you're right. But we are getting closer to the understanding of the Aether.
  16. 6 points
    In these times, in which zombies in Shangri La wear Group 935 clothes, Mason can be seen in Kino der Toten and Samantha playing hide and seek in Shi No Numa. Agartha might not be the same as the Aether, Origins in not a 115-mine and dr. Monty becomes a more important character. This is a time of Primis, Ultimis and Victis. A time of people who 'tried so hard to do the right thing". A time of the release of the very first Zombies Timeline, and the release of Zombies Chronicles. This is a time in which our old view on things change. Because of this all, I thought it might be a nice idea to look back at a previous map.... DIE RISE! Because why not? The zombies timeline gave "Die Rise" only one piece of text, and the map has basicly no background. That's why! A lot of possibilities for theories! On the Great Leap Forward loading screen, one can see the name Province 22. You must know that the present China is divided into many provinces, and that province number 22 is Jilin, laying in the northeast of China, just above Korea. The biggest cities of Jilin are Changchun and Jilin city, both cities WITHOUT enormous skyscrapers, as we see in Black Ops II's first DLC. Relatively few cities in China actually have so many high skyscrapers, as cities like Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai have. Talking about Shanghai, have you ever seen this particular tower in Die Rise? It's the Jin Mao Tower, located in Shanghai. A China in the near future may change its province-numbers (district Shanghai might be province 22 now, and Jilin has another number): Names can be changed. Buildings, however, cannot. That's why it is almost certain that Die Rise takes place in Shanghai. But the Jin Mao tower does not only help us with solving Die Rise's location, but also time: The tower was built in 1998. Another proof that the map does not take place in the Cold War, unlike it's name might refer to it, is that there is a poster saying: "Since 1996". As a last note, in Die Rise one can see zombies wearing SDC suits. The SDC (Strategic Defense Coalition) is an Asian military alliance in the near future. This is prove that Die Rise takes not place just after 1998, but rather in the future (which could be a reason of the "Province 22 change"). As a side note, I started this theory before the release of the Timeline. Now we know for sure that Die Rise takes place on 22 October, 2035. A'ight, so now we've got the location (Shanghai) and time (near future): Let's start. The sleeping cages Has anyone ever noticed the countless cages in Die Rise? Some empty, some with a basket or plate in it, and others with some filthy clothes in or on top of it. Have you ever thought about the fact that these things exist in real life? Thousands of poor Chinese people who want to have a shelter in Hong Kong rent "bedspace apartments", a.k.a sleeping cages in high skyscrapers and flats. The conditions are terrible: Hot, sultry and filthy. Full of cockroaches, rats and bugs. The ideal location for diseases. Because there is no **** please report this topic, post ****, are those who live here forced to spend the little money they have on fastfood. In Die Rise, we also see such Sleeping Cages, in the building with the Dragon on the roof. The SDC As said before, the SDC (Strategic Defence Coalition) is an Asian Chinese-led strategic military alliance in the near future. It is one of the largest military alliances in the world during the so-called Second Cold War in Black Ops II. In Die Rise, we can notice two different main types of living dead: Normal zombies and zombies wearing a SDC suit, and therefore with more health. What did those SDC soldiers there, before the Apocalypse? And why so many? I mean, usually soldiers don't just walk around in skyscrapers in a big and safe city, Shanghai, far away from the SDC borders. This is why I assume that Die Rise takes partly place, or at least near a SDC base. The fact that there is a poster of Tian Zhao, the chairman or general of the SDC (depends on how BO2 ends), on top of the Dragon building, proves this theory even more. Now on a more interesting note: This is what that poster says, with many thanks to @DragonGJY: Okay so uhm…. Weapons of Mass Destruction? Suspected to be a zombie? I think our dear friend mr. Zhao has messed with Element 115! Could Die Rise be a SDC station doing experiments with Element 115? A few points. And note that ALL these points apply only on the building with the Dragon on the rooftop. • Most of the windows of that building are for some reason all closed off with barriers. Was what happened here secret for the outside world? Or were those things within the building not allowed to exit it…. • There is a huge neon board outside on the building with "International Zombie Centre on it". The word 'International' immediately stands out to me. Like, did the SDC work together with groups like Broken Arrow concerning experimenting with 115? Another, more likely possibility could be the fact that the SDC is, in some way, already international. China, Mongolia, Russia and many more countries are members of it. So this neon board litterly says that the building was a place where zombies existed. • Back to Tian Zhao's poster, it simply says that he might be a zombie. Like, really? Every normal Chinese who reads that would think that's a joke, wouldn't they? So maybe that poster only hangs in and on top of THAT particular building, since the people who live/work there, know the truth behind Element 115 and the undead effects of it. • The Sliquifier. I know the Victis crew built it themselves, but maybe they build it up from parts of a previously built Sliquifier, built by the SDC. After all, all the Sliquifier parts lay in the Dragon building… • In the depressive floor, as I always call it, the floor where you can turn on the power, one can see some mysterious looking wooden boxes. They look the same like the crates in Farm and Shi No Numa, so perhaps they have pieces 115 in it? So assuming if the Dragon building was a SDC station, doing experiments with 115 and with the undead, why are there so many sleeping cages and sewing machines? Perhaps the cages held test subjects, or possible even zombies. The sewing machines could be some distraction for the test subjects, to make the conditions a bit more humane, or possibly the SDC overseers wanted the test subjects who weren't doing something, make effective by putting them on work. Another reason could be that the sewing machines were already there when the SDC started to use the skyscraper, and that they never took the effort to take them away. The Jumping Jacks The Jumping Jacks, the clicking, jumping and teleporting creatures that spawn in Die Rise during special rounds, have NOT anything to do with the SDC. Here’s why: The Jack’s, as I like to call them, only spawn during special rounds, when you can Richthofen say “Fetch me their souls”, and when purple lights begin to flash (flashes from the Dark Aether), similar to Samantha when sending her Hellhounds. I have always wondered why Richthofen sends killing creatures to the Victis crew, who only try to help Richthofen gaining the ultimate power. The Timeline gives an explanation of that. So apparently the Victis crew did not help Richthofen at all, and Maxis’s end is canon. Richthofen blackmails Stuhlinger in the hope he will listen to him, and when that not works, Richthofen sends his Jack’s in the hope he could convince Victis with fear, or perhaps in order to stop Maxis gaining ultimate power. Anyway, the Jack’s are not from Province 22. They are teleported to there, similar to the Hellhounds in Shi no Numa, Kino der Toten, Groom Lake, Green Run (survival) and Der Eisendrache. Because Jumping Jacks look so familar with Nova-6 Crawlers, I think it was either Group 935 (Theatre Facility, Griffin Station) or Broken Arrow (in the Pentagon) who did experiments with Nova-6 Crawlers, ending in the same result as with Fluffy. These, now by Aether corrupted and mutated Nova-6 Crawlers, are send by Richthofen to Province 22. They have nothing to do with the location itself. So this was my story. Have you not seen enough of the Great Leap Forward? No worries, @RequixEclipse might release some stuff about Die Rise in the future as well.....
  17. 6 points
    The Mystery Box that I got this year via donating has finally came to use. Since we moved house and I now have my own room, I went out today and got some frames for my posters and zombie cards. I'm really happy with how they look and the frames were a good price too. Hopefully I will get the other posters to finish the collection and also some more cards soon. Hope you guys like it. :) @InfestLithium @Spider @Lenne
  18. 6 points
    There were already mentions to the Aether in the early maps of CoDZ. The wall writing in Der Riese saying "Return through Aether", the teleporters, the radios. They all referred in some way to an electromagnetic realm beyond our perception. Black Ops 1 and 2 proved that even more. Once you accessed the Aether, you would become omnipotent, immortal and were able to communicate via Element 115. Element 115 was a bridge between our dimension, and the one above us. Despite its powers, the Aether became associated with Hell. Think about Fluffy becoming a Hellhound while teleporting through Aether. Richthofen becoming evil and insane after touching the with the Aether connected MPD. The Aether's ability to have control over the demonic undead. Gersch talking about his suffering in "that awful place". The Aether is a bad place. While there was theorized alot about the mythical world within our world, Agartha, a real reference to it we were gained only twice. Agatha, in addition to the Aether, was believed to be some kind of Heaven. Many ancient civilizations talked about this place, known under many names, under our world. A place were there was no sickness, corruption and death. A true paradise. Once Maxis has won at the end of Buried, its official: For the first time, the name "Agartha" is directly mentioned. So what's this Agartha? What we do know, is that Agartha is a more powerful place than the Aether, as we see Maxis being able to banishing Richthofen's soal, who was in the Aether, to the bodies of the undead. Maxis even says that he now can control aetherial energy. So, this Agartha is more powerful than the demonic electromagnetic dimension known to us as Aether. Agartha > Aether This is also why Richthofen want us to activate the pylons and mend the Rift. His powers in the Aether are limited. In Agartha, he can do what he wants. This says Richthofen when he enters Agartha. Once again, it is said that from here, the lower Aether can be manipulated. In the video of Doctor Monty, what Treyarch released just before Revelation, there is something nasty said. Something that causes some people to wake up of nightmares about it in the middle of the night. Beware, the following quote might hit you hard. Soooooo, our speculation of the last 10 years is wrong. Aether and Agartha are the same. Right? No! During Black Ops 3, there is spoken of the normal or "light" Aether and the Dark Aether. The normal Aether is the dimension where the Keepers, or perhaps Vrill Ya reside. In this dimension, the Keepers are gained enormous power, allowing them to protect the lower dimensions against the inhabitants of the Dark Aether: The Apothicans, the most powerful and evil entities in all the existences that ever existed. That's the sad thing. Those Apothicans were originally also Keepers. The demonic Dark Aether has corrupted their minds. After the Great War was won by the normal Keepers, and lost by the corrupted ones, the victors entered the normal Aether and banished the corrupted Keepers to the Dark Aether. Here, they were prisoned for an infinite amount of time. So, what we know from this is that the Aether is more powerful than the Dark Aether Aether > Dark Aether The normal Aether is Agartha, and the Dark Aether is what we called Aether in the WaW/BO/BO2 era. A demonic, yet powerful dimension: The Dark Aether. A perfect, even more powerful realm: Agartha. The MPD connects to the Dark Aether, and this is why it makes Richthofen and Samantha insane. At the same time, it corrupts their minds, and the power that lays in that "demonic prison" is somehow appealing. It makes you power-hungry. Agartha, on the other side, is a nice place to be, and has even power over the Dark Aether. This is why the Keepers in Agartha were able to banish the corrupted ones to the Dark Aether and were able to hold them there and guard the other dimensions and universes from them. In the Giant and Der Eisendrache, the teleportation flashes of the MTD that were originally blue, were now more purple. Why? It isn't that it makes it look more fancy. The Aether through which you go, when using the MTD, is the Dark Aether. This is also why Fluffy became demonic after using it. Red portals. We see them as the Rift in Buried and the rift-portals during BO3. These are portals going through Agartha, or the light Aether. The Rift in Buried indirectly leads to Agartha. If you let Richthofen win in Buried, he will enter Agartha and enables the Apothicans to consume that universe. That's why Buried is the last map of that universe: Either Maxis destroys it, or the Apothicans consume it. (and parts from that universe later reappear in Revelations, in the Aether). The numerous tales and myths of Agartha in hollow earth, how could you explain that? I think that might be because of the Earth having 115 in her astenosphere. It could teleport you to Agartha. @AetherialVoices has explained to me that it could be because of 115 being such an instable element, and not belonging in our dimension. Therefore, it wants back to its stable form in the Aether, and that's why it can displace objects via or to the Aether. This could be an explanation of all those mythological tunnels and holes leading to Agartha. So a short summary: Aether is Agartha and the Dark Aether is the (pre-BO3) Aether. Some things still need to be explained, but if this theory is correct, we will sooner or later be able to do.
  19. 6 points
    With the addition of several new and wonderful features on the site, we’re proud to have made CoDz a more user-friendly community that thrives off the love for everything Zombies. These awesome applications, however, were not exactly easy to implement - including the upgrading of our server. Unfortunately, this has led to CoDz seeing financial troubles quite recently. For as long as we have provided a free fan experience to all the slayers out there, we have barely scraped by off ad revenue and, most importantly, donations from players like you and I. In order to keep the universe of Zombies steady, we are now providing 115 Premium Donor ranks. This isn’t your ordinary donation tier - each sub-level of donor groups gets more and more cool things as our way of saying thank you. How wunderwa! 115 Premium Donor Ranks Each subscription level is auto-renewing on a monthly basis from the time you begin the subscription. We use PayPal for all our donations, which means your precious points are safe with us. All the proceeds go to keeping the server up and running, so that CoDz can always leave the light on. Regular Donor: no subscription package Divinium per current donating formula Donor rank/title Super Donor: $3/month Divinium boost (5% more) for every donation made Super Donor rank/title Access to exclusive Donor Area Discount on store items (5% off) Premium Donor: $12/month Divinium boost (10% more) for every donation made Premium Donor rank/title Access to exclusive Donor Area Discount on store items (10% off) Mystery Box loot crate (includes 2 random items) I.E. poster(s) or card collectible(s) or sticker(s) Ethereal Donor: $20/month Divinium boost (20% more) for every donation made Ethereal Donor rank/title Access to exclusive Donor Area Discount on store items (20% off) Mystery Box loot crate (include 3 random items) I.E. poster(s) or card collectible(s) or sticker(s) Sponsor shoutouts on all official CoDz streams + YouTube videos Exclusive VIP access to all future CoDz events You may have noticed the Mystery Box loot crate reward and thought “WHAAAAAT LOOT CRATE??!!11”. And damn right you should be excited! Available to only Premium and Ethereal Donors, CoDz will be launching its own mini-loot crates that contain some totally wicked material - ranging from custom posters to trading cards and even clothing apparel (assuming we can even fit it). Who knows what you’ll find in each monthly edition! Oh, did we mention the Trading Cards? Please keep in mind: these donations all go to helping keep the site up and running for as long as possible. Without users like you, CoDz wouldn’t even be where it is today! These rewards are just extra tidbits and benefits for not letting the Apothicons devour our universe. Thank you, from all the staff, for being truly kick-ass members! Get started on your 115 / Mystery Box packages today!
  20. 6 points
    I totally forgot about this, actually. I redesigned them a few months ago. Its like a mix of BO1/BO2/BO3
  21. 6 points
    With a heavy heart. It has been several months since I have been active, I took some time out to spend more time with the family, concentrate on work and to generally enjoy life away from the site and gaming in general. At 40 years old this year, my time for gaming has dwindled Year or Year. So I have decided with a heavy heart to hang up my gloves and hand over the reigns to someone else. When I joined the team, the site had a few technical and staffing problems and as a team we got rejuvenated and pushed the site forward and self funded. We aren't quite self funded but close to it. I'm going to stick around for a few weeks in the background with the staff to discuss and implement the required changes and ensure everything is handed over smoothly. As a team though, it is apparent that we are pretty much mostly of the same opinion and others may also hang up the gloves but that is for them to say who they are and if/when that will happen. It's probably for the best with a fresh injection of ideas from new and existing staff members on how to push the site forward and what changes if any are required. It's been a pleasure getting to know you, for those that don't know me or know if me - sorry about that. Wishing everyone the very best for the years ahead.
  22. 6 points
    This was not expected so suddenly, Craigo. I have much to talk with you but seeing that this was your decision coming for a while, I can only do one thing: to support you move albeit it being with a heavy heart. For everyone on CoDz and future generations, @Hells Warrrior is nothing less of a "god". This man came to use when we were in a time of need and did not hesitate to offer his services. Hell, he didn't ask for a single form of payment or reward...just pure kindness from his heart. A few veterans on this site know what we had faced back when the forum was running on outdated forum software with severe tech AND administration problems (don't listen to Craig, we had shit hit the fan real hard before he saved us). He offered to put us on a better forum software (IPS) and took the reigns as the head honcho for everything systems administrating and even financially. I've seen the man go through so hell while being staff here. You won't believe how much work goes through this site in the backend. Imagine, if you will, the science behind the human body and how insane all the systems/organs have to work together in order to do simple tasks like move and think and talk. That powerhouse was Craig for CoDz - the big brain and science behind it all. I can sit here and praise Craig all day long about how he saved CoDz and is a wonderful guy, but words enough won't do him justice. He's more than just a sys admin or a fellow slayer...he's my friend. Family. The kind of man that you'd welcome into your home with loving arms as you'd do anything to show how much you appreciate him in your life. He has been my inspiration to strive as a better staff member, and human being all together. Even on a personal level, he's shown me a kind of human empathy that I've never experienced before. I only hope that I can carry what I've learned from him on all levels into the rest of my life, as he has done for myself and everyone who has been lucky to be in his presence. To Craig, you will always be our family no matter which direction your life takes you. The Zombies gaming community may be dwindling away slowly but I hope that you really reconsider your position and decide to stay with us despite the delayed activity rate. You can still appreciate the game, not be into the gaming experience of it as much and yet remain with us. But perhaps that's just me wanting to keep one of my...best friends and role model here with us longer. Either way, I'll follow you into Agartha and beyond. You're beyond the scope of a Legend in my heart.
  23. 6 points
    - Updated 1/5/2017: Added Chapter 11 to Book 2, slight wording changes to Chapter 10 Past updates: Link to Completed Book 1 Here Link to WIP Book 2 Here Link to WIP Tales from the Multiverse Here. Right now I've only started writing about the Nacht soldiers. If you don't know, I am the author of the upcoming Storybook section of CoDz forum, found here: http://www.callofdutyzombies.com/story/prologue-nacht/ If you don't know what this project is, it's a personal project retelling the zombies storyline in a narrative fashion with bits of artistic liberty taken to fill in gaps that may confuse people just jumping in on the story. The story is great as an entertaining refresher for zombies vets and as a tool for learning the storyline for those just getting into zombies lore. While I am the author of the project, I consider it a community project, and the story is meant to be changed over time. Especially since zombies is so special for its revelations through unsolved ciphers and the upcoming comics which may change what we thought was canon in the past. I hope you guys enjoy it, and special thanks to InfestLithium and the rest of the CoDz team for allowing my project to be a part of the site.
  24. 6 points
    For a long time now, a call for a new Zombies wiki has been demanding and desired. The current ones available on the Internet are not exactly trustworthy, albeit containing massive amounts of information. But now, CoDz has their own Wiki system being opened up to the entire Community and a fresh start. http://www.callofdutyzombies.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page The wiki runs off an age-old system found on sites like Wikipedia. Since this system is new to our community, that means many, many, many pages have not been created, just waiting to be explored by you - the creator! Because this is a fresh wiki for us, there are some limitations that we are constantly going to oversee through the course of this amazing WIP project: Down below are some helpful links to get you started on becoming a true Zombies librarian: How to: Add/Edit a Page How to: Add Images Register Your Account
  25. 6 points
    The biggest reason this ending (and all of BO3 Zombies) sucks so much is that this is the culmination of the fatal shift in tone Zombies has received thanks to Dr Monty Jason Blundell. They dropped the thing that made Zombies so intriguing in the first place - the combination of mysterious real life science programs and conspiracy stuff within a fictitious world. And they replaced it with the laziest, most cliche plot device of all time. This isn't any vague "woo-hoo-hoo" plot device. We are talking about What made Zombies so intruiging in the first place was all the crazy science conspiracy stuff in the background that was used as inspiration for the foundation of the mode. They took some real life stuff like the Nazi wunderweapon program and made their own fiction out of it. In WaW / BO1 everything major that happened was explained nicely. 115 made the Wunder Weapons and teleporters possible but also reanimated dead cells.The Zombies are controlled by a person in the aether. Samantha can control them because she's in the aether, she got there when [..]. Etc. Even with BO2's questionable storytelling, they still at least explained the major stuff like by powering up the towers you make either Maxis or Richtofen gain unlimited control of the Aether's energies which allows either of them to complete their real objective. Now they're relying on shoehorning in a random character and making him a fucking god for no reason and with no explanation whatsoever. This was brought to you by the same person who made the amazingly deep convoluted, poorly-written plothole ridden mess known as the BO3 "Simulator ex machina" campaign. So no surprise there. I guess I owe you Lenne.
  26. 6 points
    Two ciphers from Sam's room. The first is a scrap on the floor, pretty easy to get a good image. The 2nd is from a book. It's at such an angle that it is very awkward to get. So until we progress the egg far enough to get into her room (I have no doubt we will now with these cipher finds), those images will have to do. Floor scrap Book
  27. 6 points
    Alright, finally finished it. Thanks to @oxin8 for pointing out that "Captain" actually was supposed to be a letter. Treyarch made this one difficult either on purpose or they forgot colons and numbers by accident. Anyways, regardless here's the final plaintext @Tac I know at some point in the future I will be in a situation where I put the needs of the man ahead of my own life i will save the world.
  28. 6 points
    Pigpen cipher solved: Kronorium Excerpt 65437197(?) Once the great war ended with the defeat of the Apothicons, the Keepers ascended to become the wards of all universes. The surviving Apothicons were cast out, banished to the dark Aether beneath creation. After eons of exile in the dark Aether, the Apothicons evolved into twisted creatures that now bear little resemblance to their keeper brethren. The Apothicons ceaseless desire is to reenter creation to consume and corrupt all the universes. It is the Keepers that guard against these perpetual attempts to reenter creation, and guard against any beings that may have fallen under the influence of the Apothicons.
  29. 6 points
    If you are new to ciphers and want to try yourself- its just about knowing the ciphers - if you know what it is or what it could be its trial and error - repeat Some links to get started: this are some sites i use https://www.kryptographiespielplatz.de/index.php (great but explenations are in german - but many codes ciphers and modern encryption tools are easy to use without deeper explenation) http://www.dcode.fr/tools-list (almost all ciphers -and in english too ) https://cryptii.com/text/select (for hex octal and numbers etc) To sum up : the transcription of the ciphers is the longest part of the most ciphers because they are "only" one time encrypted and you can search for them in the decoders above The analyse tools helps you a lot if you have a transcription But clearly some ciphers need to be done by hand - i didnt found a good transpositioncipher decoder yet Edit: remember its about teamwork - if you get a clue - share it - its about the story and not about who has solved it We all wish to get new informations about the story
  30. 5 points
    Happy new year everyone! Hope everyone out there has a nice time and if not, no worries, things will get better. You know what they say: Its always the darkest before the dawn. Personally I find myself in a dip of life at the moment. Never thought ending a relationship and losing your beloved one would be so painful. Frankly, last month I couldnt think of anything else which kinda ruïned my Christmas etc. The thing that's keeps me rollin' is the idea that she has a good life now and well, as I said, for me too things will het better. But I think right now I would prefer hard physic pain than this psychological/emotional pain. This year.... Last year I became a blood and stem cell donor (though that last one I have never donated yet) and continuing this medical aid to people around me this year I would like to master First Aid. The Netherlands have a shameful small amount of people mastering this, compared with our neighbouring countries, so I figured out I could help. So far this is my only New Year's good intention. Along with forgetting the emoticons and picking life again. Love you all, and keep doing that fam
  31. 5 points
    I’m coming into this late and I’m going to apologise for the lack of help I’ve supplied (visibly). I took the decision to take a step back. I was leaving as I had no interest in the game but @InfestLithium @Boom115 amongst other showed me it was the people rather than the game ghat was important. You have no idea the friendships I’ve struck up here, purely based on a game. To the extent I will be making a visit to the states to see @Boom115and his family and I’ve invited them here to stay. I wan’t to meet up with @InfestLithiumand @GRILL and others. It’s strange how you strike up a relatiobship with people you have never met. However, I have always been about taken care of the backend (server) and helping when i was needed and always in converse with the team. If anyone has ideas that can be implemented and things fixed which are broken, I’m only to happy to fix. If we need to implement or remove things, then we should. How do we get better, how do we get people onboard? Our SEO needs to be addressed but maybe we should make a “site” rather than just a forum? Maybe we need constant news feeds updated all the time. We did try but we can’t do ut ourseves and the help was/is limited. Maybe we need toreach out to the big YouTubers for link backs and mentions that started their careers here. Maybe we need to eat some humble pie and accept that we are just not that important within the community anymore? Maybe all that people want / need is on YouTube. I for one think we need a custom page built with every single easter egg, from every game/map as walkthroughs and videos. I’m not extremely active but I’m not far away and we can all make this work with some hardwork and help from our members.
  32. 5 points
    The Arena will be an online coliseum designed for slayers from all universes to compete against one another. With the integration of the Keeper Trials, codenamed "The Ancient Trials", challenges will be held either weekly or bi-weekly in the span of one full "season" (8 months). Players who prove themselves to be among the best of the best will be selected to compete in our famous Zombies Olympics. Ancient Trials Champions June - @TXMR May - ViggyTheBear April - @sushine1 March - @andydabeast February - @mralways1 January - @Neanesis Current Challenge How It Works Every month will include its own tournament bracket, with 4 rounds pertaining to 4 weeks in a given month. The overall winners of the monthly tournaments automatically advance into the Olympics, as they have "clinched" their division. Imagine it just as a regular sports season if you will. After the season has finished (which will be around the end of August), the Zombie Olympics will be underway in which 32 overall winners will compete to the death to prove their dominance in the Aether. This isn't any vague woo-ooo-oo tournament...we're talking about the big show. The Olympics will be live broadcasted on the CoDz Twitch page for the world to see, along with a special large grand prize for the champion of the realm. *Note: It is possible that a wildcard may advance into the Olympics if a clinched player does not appear in time for the final tournament. In that event, more information will be disclosed on how to advance. The match system in all tournaments is Swiss style - meaning there is no elimination if you lose a match. Your score is recorded as a W/L ratio against everyone in the month. The objective is to hold more wins against all your fellow slayers...so get used to making frenemies. Prizes & Rewards What good tournament/challenge doesn't have some form of reward system? As part of the CoDz initiative, the Ancient ones have graciously decided to give tournament leaders prizes for their hard-earned wins leading up to the Zombie Olympics, which may include (but are not limited to): 250 Divinium per overall tournament win Xbox / Playstation / Steam gift cards Exclusive Zombies merch not available in the Divinium Factory Special forum medal showcasing you're a winner of the Keeper Trials [REDACTED] for winning the Zombie Olympics ...and much much more! For more information regarding how Divinium works within CoDz, click here. Registration Rather than text-submitting your application, we will now utilize Challonge - a tournament platform designed with the gamer's interests in mind. All challenges within the Ancient Trials, including the Zombie Olympics (as well as other monthly tournaments), will be held on Challonge and require signing up...but don't worry: it's easy and free to register. Click here to sign up for the Ancient Trials Once you've registered, your stats will be recorded against other slayers in a race to win special prizes from challenges and tournaments, including Divinium, gift cards, free Zombies memorabilia, and much much more! What is there to lose other than your soul? Tournament Specifics As of right now, the tournament (and this challenge) has begun. To keep track of participants, use this link to see each player standing. Although the current system on Challonge states that players will go up against one another, scores will actually be inputted based on highest round/score obtainable throughout each challenge. The stats on Challonge are not reflective of true scores - they are only to show how many participants have entered and what they scored in. Scoring System Welcome to Merciless Mode, where the scoring of each challenge is vastly different compared to the previous months. In Merciless Mode, players are ranked against one another instead of round variance. This means the top slayer of a challenge will receive a score of 4, the 2nd top slayer a score of 3, so on and so forth. This is to test the true mettle of each slayer instead of allowing one slayer to dominate a challenge and then still win the month despite a poor performance in other challenges. Here is an example: Player A (R14) - 4pts Player C (R11) - 3pts Player D (R6) - 2pts Player B (R5) - 1pt To see the true results of each tournament, use the following link(s) below: Ancient Trials February 2017 Tournament Ancient Trials January 2017 Tournament This spreadsheet will display each player's scores per challenge, and also include the Top 3 slayers of the monthly tournament. Use this as your reference for overall scoring, not the Challonge brackets. To submit your results, please click here to complete the submission form. Before you jump into your first (or next) challenge/tournament, there are a few things you should know about the Arena. Unlike most match systems, our competition setup scores in real-time, which means you can see who moves up in the ranks, whose group takes the lead, and where each slayer stands in the entire challenge. Now that’s what we call omnipotent. Alongside the new battling experience, we’ve also included new modes of challenges with fan-favorites such as: Blitzkrieg (new!) Starting Room Russian Roulette (new!) Team Deathmatch Hunted (new!) Powerless …and many more! An example of the live broadcast of a typical challenge would be as shown below: http://challonge.com/codz_holiday_blitzkrieg Rules/Guidelines As is with any universe, there are certain rules that every survivor must adhere to in order to ensure balance within each universe – the same follows for the Arena. Every rule must be complied with regardless of any challenge or tournament a player participates in. Failure to comply will result in tournament suspension, and possibly the heavier consequence of a permanent ban from the Arena. Gasp! Registration All players must register within the Arena website in order to compete in any specific challenge. You may also register on Challonge as well, if you wish to receive instant updates on scores and tournament specifics. Substitution from another competitor is prohibited during active challenges. For example, you cannot have another slayer play under your name while in the middle of a challenge. Register with integrity. The worst thing you can do is sign up as someone else as a joke, only to have your winnings go to them. Code of Conduct Bribing/begging/harassing another player or staff member is prohibited. (Bribing, really??) All discussions – both in-game and on the site – are to be civilized. Profanity and smack talk is allowed with self-control. Any form of cheating, whether glitching/hacking/modding/exploiting of any game mechanic where unintended within the game, is strictly prohibited and will result in an immediate casting into the Aether. Extra rules will be supplied at the announcement of each challenge, and must be adhered to whereas not stated in these set of general guidelines. Winnings Winners of specific challenges with grand prizes are permitted to one prize unless conditions state otherwise. Players who are overall winners of a challenge and/or tournament must fulfill the required information correctly to ensure they receive their winnings. Bartering with other players for prizes within the Arena is not allowed. Any prize won will be delivered to the given email/address presented to the staff by the player. The Arena and CoDz staff is not responsible for any stolen/lost/damaged prizes upon reception. By registering for the Ancient Trials now on Challonge, you are taking your first step to securing a better tomorrow...even if there are still a few days before the new year comes.
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    One of the most common questions that I see within the community in Black Ops 3 is “how do you get a lot of Divinium?”. Now, most people think that it’s just killing lots of zombies and spending lots of points to hopefully snag enough Divinium by the end of the match. That’s only a quarter true; there are actual layers to this bad boy of an onion. What is Divinium? Divinium is a currency system implemented within Zombies that rewards players for spending their points in a given match. Consider it like a rewards card at a clothing store: the more you spend, the more you earn. More points that are used in a match stack up and net you one vial of Liquid Divinium. After the match ends, the after-match summary will show you how much Divinium you earned in that game. The most common threshold is around 1-2 vials in an average game. You can use the Divinium in Dr. Monty’s Factory, an in-game Zombies marketplace. Dr. Monty’s Divinium Factory In order to receive your rewards, you have to use your hard-earned Divinium in Dr. Monty’s Factory. Dr. Monty is a pretty cheap bastard, because he only has 3 generators which will dispense your Gobblegum rewards. You can choose to spend 1, 2, or 3 vials of Liquid Divinium in exchange for a random prize. If you use 1 vial, you can access the first generator. Use 2 vials, and you can access the first and second generators. Using 3 vials (you capitalistic hellpig) lets you access all three generators. Your results may vary, but there are two categories of prizes: GobbleGums and Power-Ups. The GobbleGums are the most common and sought-after rewards, and have special abilities to help aid you in your future Zombies games (which we will discuss more about soon). The Power-Ups are extra boosts that amplify the amount of rewards you get from the Factory in the form of 2X (double all the obtained rewards) or Power Boost (receive all the rewards in each generator despite how much you spent). You can even get an extra Liquid Divinium vial in the generators - that’s money back! Gobblegums These aren’t your ordinary balls of gum. GobbleGums (what we will call GG for short) are gumballs with unique abilities that a player can chew during a match, which grants them temporary effects for the duration of the game. Some abilities may come in the form as slowing down time, with others even granting near-immortality by reviving you every time you go down. The most important aspect you should know about GobbleGums is their expiration times...some go away after one use (such as Perkaholic) after granting you your abilities, while others can be held onto for the remainder of the round. Each gum is unique in this regard, so be mindful of how you use it! Timing is everything. GobbleGums can only be bought by spending Divinium at the Factory, and have different classifications of rareness. The more rare a GobbleGum is, the harder it is to obtain. Classic - Free GobbleGums that are earned by leveling up within your Zombies rank prestige. They are unique in that they cannot be bought; however, their availability resets when you move onto the next prestige but can easily be obtained once a certain level has been reached. These are unlimited in use, so you won’t have to worry about using ‘em all up. Mega - The most common type of Gobblegum obtained in the Factory. These gums generally revolve around power-drops and minor (but useful) offense-based abilities against the undead. Try it, you’ll like it! Once this kind of GobbleGum is used, it takes away from your GG inventory. Rare - Nothing says “more rare” than a rare Gobblegum. They have more unique abilities, such as granting perks and giving you better odds with the Mystery Box, to aid in fending off the horde. Once this kind of GobbleGum is used, it takes away from your GG inventory. Ultra-Rare - The big, bad boys of the bunch. These Gobblegums are difficult to obtain, but are well-worth the hassle. Want all the perks in the map? All yours - and that’s just one example! Once this kind of GobbleGum is used, it takes away from your GG inventory. Divinium Farming Strategies In order to obtain vials of Liquid Divinium, you can’t just play a Zombies match and expect to yield tons of ‘em automatically. The system works with a point-spending infrastructure; the more you spend, the more you are rewarded. Points spent on perk machines, wall-buy weapons, doors, or anything that requires the spending of points will bring you closer to the next threshold. For example, if it took 3,000 points total spent to earn your first Divinium vial, it will most likely take around 8,000-10,000 points total spent to reach the next vial, etc etc. Like most reward systems, Divinium is earned at a multiplier rate. For the sake of understanding the Divinium system, we will use what’s called DV values. These are values recognized for the magnitude of yielding more Divinium per capita. The DV values create a sense of “importance”, if you will. Below is the list of how such ranking works: Method of Purchase DV Value Rank Perk Machines 1 Doors 2 Traps 3 GobbleGum Machines 4 Mystery Box 5 Wall Weapons 6 Ammo (from wall weapons) 7 While there isn’t a real discrepancy on what in-game items net you Divinium the fastest, people generally have more luck obtaining Divinium when spending larger amounts of points on perks and weapon buys. Why, you might ask? Any Zombies player worth their salt never hesitates to pick up Juggernog or Speed Cola, for instance, which totals out to 5.500 already. The point total threshold for the first level of Divinium will is fairly close to being satisfied, and the player can expect an 60-70% chance of snagging a vial should they purchase another perk. For better explanation of how the DV values work, here are two test runs in The Giant. Now, you can clearly see the large difference between 7,800 points by the time a Liquid Divinium is obtained on Round 7 and 11,800 points on Round 8 on the same map. But if you compare the DV values for only doors/GobbleGum machines/Traps, you’ll find that both test runs average from 6,200 - 6,800 points (slight margin of error if we include/exclude Mystery Box values). We can surmise from here that purchasing weapons in general didn’t give us enough output that we’d like, but it can still benefit us. Again, blowing as much points as possible isn’t the way to go. There are several different strategies you can use to maximize the Divinium output while efficiently using your points. Here are some ideas to help you get a pocket full of that juicy, blue liquid. Strategy #1: Perk Hopping Although a very uncommon and unique way of obtaining Divinium, perk hopping is the method of purposefully downing yourself in order to buy several perks at a given time. Since the perk machines cost as low as 1,500 points and up to 4,000 points with the most minimal wait time possible, this method is effective for collecting for also very dangerous to partake in. The idea is to survive a whole round and once a crawler/lone zombie is made near the end of the round, find a way to go down via grenade suicide or zombie suicide, and re-buy all your perks once again. This strategy is best done when training is possible, since there is still a possibility of accidentally getting crushed in the middle of a round. At that point, survival control is extremely limited and DOES require you to obtain your perks once again...perhaps that can be a double benefit, so long as you survive. While perk machines are one of the highest - if not, the highest - in DV value, it may be wiser to try a safer strategy should you plan on going into high rounds (and on maps where mini-bosses are prevalent). Strategy #2: Weapon Buying Purchasing weapons off the walls is considerably the easiest way to farm Divinium, and the most practical one at that. Most of the wall weapons range from 500 points to 1,500 points to buy at face value. While this may not seem much in Divinium value, higher rounds demand stronger firepower, which will also call for more ammo consumption. For example, training a horde of zombies on Round 20 with an SMG (like the Kuda) may take a total of 5-8 ammo-buys. At nearly 700 points for ammo replenishing, this equates to approximately 3,500-5,600 points used for that given round. The point total scale using this method will exponentially grow per round. This means you may not yield as many points in the earlier rounds; however, the further up you go, the greater the chance of obtaining more Divinium along the way. This is the most ideal strategy because it doesn’t require you to wait around, and you’ll be restocking ammo for your weapons anyways (in your benefit of course). Pack-a-Punching your weapons will also increase the efficiency of this method, but will consequently require more points - 4,500 to be exact - to refill your magazines. Based on the way the Divinium threshold works, this is the more tedious strategy to use since the DV value is significantly lower than any other element; however, the amount of times you will purchase wall ammo can sometimes override the DV value and thus equate to the same amount regardless. The higher in rounds you go, the more this is evened out. Strategy #3: Trap Abuse If you want to propel yourself into the higher rounds so your total points scale is larger, utilizing available traps can also be an effective strategy. The major flaw with this method is simply the wait time; you’ll only be spending 2,000 points or less for something that won’t net you anymore points. Additionally, there is a recharge time for traps which can take a few minutes to return online. If you plan on getting into, say, Round 30 or above faster to begin using the weapon buying strategy, this may be a good leadup for you. This is a great way to maximize your DV value output, since traps rank higher than wall ammo AND Mystery Box purchases. Strategy #4: Pack-a-Punch’ing Similar to the weapon buying strategy, Pack-a-Punching all your weapons available (along with the ethereal attachments) may also be in your favor. Every weapon upgraded will cost 5,000 points plus a 2,500 attachment, making a minimum of 7,500 points spent per weapon. With Mule Kick as one of your perks, this can very well equate to 22.500 points for a full arsenal. And this is assuming you don’t attempt for better attachments for your weapons! Combine this strategy with the weapon buying method, and your total point threshold will definitely be met for the next Divinium level. Just be sure that you’re able to afford this kind of luxury, as most players do not Pack-a-Punch more than once within a 10 round set (unless you plan on Pack-a-Punching every weapon available in a match, then props to you Mr. Monopoly man). The Ideal Farming Setup Now that you have the strategies to farming Divinium, you’ll also need the proper setup. Choosing the right arsenal, GobbleGums, maps, and even perks can make or break your experience. There is no particular “class” setup for farming; you can mix and match each element as you please to fit your slaying style. Gobblegums Name Type Description Stock Option Classic Ammo is taken from the player's stockpile instead of their weapon's magazine. (Activates immediately, lasts 2.5 minutes) Alchemical Antithesis Classic Every 10 points earned is instead awarded 1 ammo in the stock of the current weapon. Affects all weapons. Any points gained including points from power ups will give the player one round in their reserve ammunition for every 10 points earned. (2x activation, 60 seconds each) Who’s Keeping Score? Mega Spawns a Double Points power up. (2 activations) Temporal Gift Rare Power ups last longer. (Effective entire round) Secret Shopper Ultra-Rare Any gun wall-buy can be used to buy ammo for any gun. (Activates immediately) Weapons Gun Buy Cost Ammo Cost Kuda 1,250 630 VMP 1,300 650 Vesper 1,250 630 KN-44 1,500 750 HVK-30 1,500 750 Why these guns? It’s simple: cheap guns with cheap ammo purchases means more time shooting and stacking DV values for the same category. By the time you waste all your ammo on a particular gun, you could essentially buy a new weapon and still have leftover points to Pack-a-Punch it. Granted, you know how to hip-fire into a crowd accurately of course. Maps The Giant - The overall fan-favorite map for Divinium farming (and just in general slaying), this map offers both training and camping hotspots that will give your strategies the most bank for their buck. Wall weapons are in close proximity to one another, and travel across the map is the quickest against all other maps. Der Eisendrache - Similar to The Giant, Der Eisendrache offers easy navigation and well-placed wall weapons. The addition of the Elemental Bows will greatly increase your odds for survival, along with the famous Death Trap training spot made suitable for slayers of all calibers. Revelations - Despite the complexity and large layout of the map, Revelations has become known for high round runs and large Divinium rewards. The addition of several past maps (even including the anti-gravity chamber of Der Eisendrache) allows for both training and camping strategies to exist. While the wall weapons are vastly spread out, the central Nacht der Untoten hub in the map makes navigating reasonable easy. Perks Juggernog - Obvious choice is obvious. More hit points means longer survival. Speed Cola - Since you’ll be doing a LOT of shooting, the same goes for reloading. Double Tap - The faster you burn through your ammo, the faster you can buy more ammo which means shorter gameplay time for maximum Divinium. Mule Kick - Despite being the most expensive perk in-game, this perk is beneficial for having an extra weapon slot to switch over weapons. Most slayers use it for a Wonder Weapon slot just in case shit hits the fan. There are still experiments and research going into the specifics on Divinium, but this guide should help you amass large amounts of Divinium per game, while maximizing your output from the Factory. More will be included in this guide as time goes on. Happy slaying!
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    Official Trailer That's right, the DLC 5 map names have been found in the games code along with the recent update. Thanks to xPorter for putting in the work. Here are the maps we will be seeing. Kino Moon Shangri-la Ascension Origins Nacht Vertuckt Shi No Numa Here is the full Reddit post here! https://www.reddit.com/r/CODZombies/comments/68xtg0/black_ops_iii_dlc5_zombies_chronicles_decrypted/?st=J28MQ0F0&sh=c56002e7 List of New Gobblegums Source: charlieINTEL Zombies Chronicles Poster Remastered Maps Cost and Download Size Zombie Chronicles will cost $30 USD. For the UK the price is £25 GBP. A great price for 8 amazing remastered maps. The download size for Zombie Chronicles has also been confirmed at being an easy 12.2GB download. Zombie Chronicles Calling Cards Here is the absolutely amazing MGS themed calling cards that we will be getting along with Zombie Chronicles. They are really well designed and all MGS fans will truly love them.
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    The Aetherial Multiverse Theory This is my theory on what Aether is and what the Multiverse (or Multiverses as stated by Blundell) is/are. I do not claim to know exactly what Treyarch intended as the "true" explanation for this. This is a just a theory. Before I get started I would highly recommend reading @NaBrZHunter's The Nature of Aether. It gives a very good explanation of what Aether is, especially in its relation to the "terrestrial" "plane" (I put these things in quotes because there are many different terms that describe these things). But I wanted to go a bit further with it and also try to find a somewhat realistic explanation for the multiverse. My Interpretation of Aether: The real world as we know it has three dimensions that we can observe, with us existing in the third. This is not talking about the horribly named "parallel dimension" which should be referred to as a "parallel universe". The first dimension only has one variable, so a line could exist, but nothing more. The second dimension has two variables, like an x and y axis on a grid. On this grid any two-dimensional shapes or patterns could exist. The third dimension has three variables. An x, y, and a z axis. this allows what we call three-dimensional or "real" shapes to exist. I think that Aether is the theoretical fourth dimension which, in the scientific community's opinion, has the added variable of "time". This fourth dimension is just as incomprehensible to us as a "real" person is to a two-dimensional stick figure. Just as easily as we can walk from point a to point b, an entity can travel from point a to the point b of two years ago. For anyone who isn't quite grasping this concept, or would like an example I would recommend reading H.P. Lovecraft's The Dreams in the Witch House. Actually, I would recommend a lot more by Lovecraft, but this one can relate to this topic. In this short story/novella, the protagonist finds a room with strange and impossible geometry. In his studying it, he finds out (partially subconsciously) how to travel between the third dimension and the fourth. How this can explain the Multiverse(s): First, let's look back at @NaBrZHunter's diagram. (This diagram was created before Agartha was revealed to be another name for the Aether) In this diagram, it is showing two parallel, linear timelines. This is not necessarily the case. Although the timelines were at one point, they are no longer linear. This is going to be based off of one of the many interpretations of The Grandfather Paradox. This interpretation states that when someone or something travels through time (for this example, we will go with the simpler option of backwards), its very arrival is enough of a difference to "change" history. However, regardless of the amount or severity of the change, nothing changes. This event has fractured the timeline into two, and the original remains unchanged. This is how these "universes" are created. Trying to fix a fragmenting universe is nearly impossible, and would require strange and possibly mythological tactics to accomplish. The reason this is so difficult, is because every time you time-travel back to the original break in the timeline that all of the branches share, your very arrival is enough to fragment it once again. So each "tree" as I am going to call them has branches spreading from it and all of those branches can trace back to the original "trunk" of the tree, which is the original and linear timeline. So, back to the graph, picture the green "Earth" timeline fragmenting and splitting into a "timetree" (I'm gonna [email protected]#$ing copyright that). Things become more complicated. The Aether is fairly unaffected by this, just like we are unaffected if a drawing on a piece of paper is torn up. The Aether quite possibly has an infinite amount of timelines and timetrees. Each timetree is a multiverse, and each branch is a universe. To travel between these universes is extremely difficult and is only possible by traveling through the Aether or an even higher dimension. Another thing that must be noted is the fact that despite the pasts/trunks of these timetrees are identical, they do in fact multiply. Entities of the Fourth Dimension: With the introduction of Dr Monty and the excerpts of the Kronorium that we have been given, it is becoming clear that this Universe was in fact created. But who or what made it? Dr Monty would like us to believe that he had a hand in this process, and I do believe that to be true. But what exactly is Dr Monty? As we know in our reality in the third dimension, an entity of a higher dimension can easily manipulate things of a lower dimension. But what evidence do we have to suggest that Monty is an entity of the fourth dimension? We have Dr Monty's blueprint-like sheet of paper found on The Giant: Now I will point out the things that are of particular interest for the topic at hand. #1: The Tesseracts: For those who don't know, a tesseract is the four dimensional analog of a cube. A tesseract is to a cube like a cube is to a square. Here are some examples of tesseracts for reference #2: Wormhole Diagram: This diagram was proposed as time moving not linearly, but rather with folds and loops, but not coming into contact with itself. However, the wormhole is a hole in the fabric of space-time and thus allows travel into the future or possibly even the past. This, in our Zombies storyline, would be traveling through the Aether/fourth dimension to another point in the third dimension that we know. One fascinating design choice here is the use of the folded interpretation as opposed to this traditional multi-universe interpretation. I will come back to why this is the case in the next section. Creation and the Origins of the Fracturing Universe: As we now know, the zombies universe that we know and love was created by at least two or more entities (one of which is Monty). It is more than likely that these entities are just normal entities of the fourth dimension. These entities created pockets of the third dimension referred to simply as "dimensions", "universes", or the "dimensions of creation". We know that there are at least 63 of these dimensions (the 63rd being the realm of Shadows of Evil). Each universe is a "living, breathing thing... ever changing, ever shifting... existing across time and space itself". The universe that we know the most about was at one point a single, linear timeline and universe. So, what changed? Why are there now a million different versions of this universe? Monty clearly states in Revelations that it was the use of M.T.D.s, or teleporters, which split the timeline. They would teleport, but that in itself was enough to split the timeline, regardless of whether or not they time traveled. The first time they teleported, they split the timeline in two. Then those two continued to teleport, and the rate of multiplication just increased and increased. This would/will never end unless they find a way to stop it. Their attempt at stopping this was causing chain reactions across all of the multiverses that erased all other versions of themselves, and in the process eliminate Group 935. Another thing that should be noted is the fact that this universe, even before it was shattered, is not the only one. As stated before, there are at least 63 of them. We know that there were many before the events we know of happened because it is stated in the Kronorium that "Once the great war ended with the defeat of the Apothicons, the Keepers ascended to become the wards of all universes". Why Buried's Ending was so Significant: In Black Ops II, we either end up giving "ultimate power" over the Aether to Maxis or Richtofen (or more likely both). But what is this "ultimate power"? Essentially, this is giving these people the omnipotence of an entity of the fourth dimension. This is the ultimate power granted to Richtofen and/or Maxis. They could only manipulate one universe at a time, but they could easily move on to another universe. This is why Maxis does not care in the least about destroying the earth as we know it in buried. If these events unfolded, which they almost definitely did, then we just might have two omnipotent and evil geniuses existing in the Aether. I don't think nothing will come of this in the end. On to a Huge Debate in the Community... are these "1.0"'s the Original Versions? Much like Schrödinger's cat, yes and no. If the original break in the timeline took place (chronologically speaking) after the date when we go back and kill them (which, thinking about it now, is impossible, however I will elaborate this hypothetical situation), then they would be the "original", but your arrival split the timeline, and you are now in a branch of the original trunk of the tree. So, yes and no. It is not like in the Multiverse theory, were there are infinite universes and nothing you do amounts to even a percentage of the entirety of the multiverse, let alone multiverses. There are finite branches, and the chaos of the fragmenting constantly increases. Once one idiot goes back in time, there are now two idiots going back in time. And so on and so forth. The Dark Aether: The Dark Aether is not the same Aether as the "Normal" or "Light" Aether that we normally think of. However, I believe them to be more or less identical. Nearly identical, yet almost polar opposites. Earlier in this topic, I talked about four different dimensions. However, there are more. There is a zeroth dimension (where only a dot can exist with no length, width, or depth) and negative dimensions that are a mirror of the "normal"/"positive"/"light" dimensions. There are two fully infinite Aethers, one Light, one Dark, one positive, one negative. This implies not only two Aethers, but two terrestrial planes/third dimensions. With the implication of the two being nearly identical, the positive one would be what we would call "normal", whereas the negative one would tend to be more corrupted, twisted, and distorted. This can be seen in the comparison between what "really happened" to the characters in Mob of the Dead and the unsettling cycle that we see unfold in-game. To pass between the positive and negative dimensions you must pass through each dimension in between, including the zeroth dimension. The only way to survive this process that we know of is the use of the Summoning Key, because of it's unique design and functionality of traversing dimensions. The Summoning Key also seems to be capable of taking this "dual cone" type layout and connecting it into more of a "disc"like layout, with the positive and negative dimensions actually coming into contact with one another, as seen in Revelations. The Runes of Creation and their Connection to the Eye Colors and the Aether: In Revelations we were given four "Runes of Creation" and their importance appears to be woefully overlooked. In many creation myths, the use of symbolic elements (typically water, fire, wind, and earth) in the shaping of creation are quite prevalent. Now we see these "elements", Shadow, Light, Fire, and Electricity being used in Zombies cannon. We can clearly see the two sides of the Aether in the skybox of Revelations, with the blue and red sides. However, these are not the Light and Dark Aethers. Both the Light and Dark Aethers share these red and blue elemental energies. However, they both have a unique energy of their own. The Dark Aether has the "Shadow Energy" (Purple), and the Light Aether has the "Light Energy" (Green). The direct influence of Light and Shadow energy is quite rare, however the use of the other two aetherial energies is quite common. Anyway, thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed, and share your thoughts on this theory.
  36. 5 points
    lds hxumx txyebj zxyvw mza dihiyrl fwahj wxy tsll
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    @Blurryface, @Spider, @Schrödinger, @Smok3y, @The_Giant_935, @andydabeast, @Steelie, @DragonGJY, @Tattoo247, @Spider3000, @Slade, @Lenne, @Monopoly Mac, @Doppelgänger to name a few. Nominate your opinion!
  39. 5 points
    Hey I just wanted to give anyone who cared an update on this project. It is still going well. It is just going to take time. The script is basically done. I am literally just waiting on the CoDz comic to be finished, hopefully by next summer. I hate waiting for such little content, but I want to address everything in the series. In the meantime, I have been working on production of the video series. It is much improved to last time. On the screen are the narration subtitles, as well as headshots of relevant characters being discussed as well as a large section showing images, videos, or charts relevant to what is being said. I have even gotten permission to use MrDalekJD's content in the video, which has been a big help for footage. In between the narration of the story is every radio or relevant clip of audio or animation there is, transcribed. These series will be 10 to 20 episodes, one hour each, and it will cover everything World at War to Black Ops III and then some. Cyborg Zombies, Extinction, Exo Zombies, and Spaceland Zombies will get a mention, but nothing more. This is about Treyarch's Zombies. There will be a not-too-extensive section on the campaign as well, followed by the Nightmares zombie version of it. I have all of the narration, radios, quotes, scenes, subtitles, and headshots complete. I am mainly working on the relevant images and video now, and I will update the production once the comics are done. This way I should be 99% done with production by the time the comics are done. Long before, actually. In the meantime while I work on production, if you'd like to simply read the script, you can find it here. I also aim to credit callofdutyzombies.com, as this project wouldn't have been possible without you guys. And I have a list trying to credit anyone who's ever helped, unless they opted out. I know the site is getting pretty slow lately, but I will see this project to the end. I just wanted to let you guys know since at this point, I've been just quietly, steadily working on this, a few nights each week.
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    "Thanks to the sacrifice of Maxis and the contraption called Sophia. all the 115 has been purged from the final universe. Thank fucking god. Time to get some rest. -M"
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    I had a look at the Book Cipher in Sam's Room and I though the numbers looked like Hexadecimal, I also noticed that the numbers are all within 30-39 and 61-66. This translates to 1-9 and a-f when converted from Hex. The 0d 0a at the end confirmed my suspicion of Hexadecimal, as I believe that is the Hex notation for the end of a line. Below is the Cipher Text From each page of the book Left Page Right Page (While almost every line except the last is 33 pairs long, the 4th and 5th line on the first page appear to only by 32 long. I double checked this with 2 different source images and I keep counting 32 so I am not sure why this is or whether it's significant) And When translated from Hex you get the Following Left page Right Page I am currently trying to work out what to do with the translated text or if this is even the right direction in the first place so any input would be great
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    I made a thread like this a while ago. I really do miss the simple yet terrifying manner in which the old maps were presented, and it seems other people agree. If only we could get dark, gritty and creepy maps again. Dragons are not scary!
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    But google translation, yes. The sons of the motherland ! Fight to the last drop of blood ! We have come to free you. We - your friends. 935 Our valiant soldiers fight for the Motherland ! Give up ! Our victory is near. 935 Future for us. Today and forever. 935 No Nazi occupation Beware of sabotage ! Vigilance - the best protection. Give up ! And we will save your life Lay down their arms, soldiers of the Red Army ! We are not fighting with you, and with your power. Attention Warning Post if you have found another.
  44. 5 points
    Holy shit you guys! I go to work and come back to all this juicy story info! I don't think I'll ever be able to fully express how crazy awesome you all are at this! I can't solve a cipher for shit, so it's always greatly admired/appreciated. @Kalinine @I4mThoR @LackingAGoodName @Tac @WaterKH @Nieno69 @oxin8 @Lizizadolphin @Rissole25 @NaBrZHunter @Berries @MrRoflWaffles
  45. 5 points
    @I4mThoR Alright, it's solved as of right now, though talking with @oxin8 it seems as if it may be more than what we have. So @oxin8 and I just finished this: Things to get and do: Duct tape Rope Eggs Finish reading that.book Poultry Nails Saw World domination Bleach Compressor Onions Boiling water XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I did this and was reading it backwards and oxin helped me realize we had to make the text go up to the X instead of stopping before it. Once we got that, I was reading it backwards which was why it wasn't working quite right. Anyways, think there's more to this? Or just putting the Kronorium in there just for... whatever? @Tac Scrolled back up and @Nieno69 was super close to it!
  46. 5 points
    @Tac [SOLVED.. partially]So it's very off.. But I got: I know at some point in the future I will be in a situation where I must captain ut(? - Probably "it") the needs of the man ahead of my own life i will save the world. I used the bios to index the line:word:letter. There was some quirks with one where it had ER 5:25. There are not 25 words in that sentence, thus I figured it was ER 5:2:5. However, I'm a little confused at the ending. I'll look at it a bit longer, but I am very pressed for time. Cheers to anyone that figures it out before me! EDIT: I've rechecked and it seems like this is it. Seems odd, but can't seem to figure it out. EDIT2: I went back and it is supposed to be "ahead" instead of "a heal."
  47. 5 points
  48. 5 points
    Payback's a bitch! And just so you know, so is Russman!
  49. 5 points
    Simply put, we've implemented a more lightweight chatbox by popular demand. As with our old chatbox, each reply is subject to the Code of Conduct on this forum. This is in no way to replace our Looking For Group module (LFG) - and as such, should only be used as a small chit-chat area. Abuse of the chatbox will lead to it being left in the Rift...although you wouldn't do that, would you?
  50. 5 points

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