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  1. 6 points
    As you can see Treyarch has confirmed the release month for the third DLC map, which will be the next chapter in the Aether story. I am really curious to see, if we get to play with Ultimis or Primis. Heres hoping, we get to play from an 8 character pool, cause it would be fun as hell to hear the Ultimis Dempsey interact with Primis Dempsey etc. Other than that there is no new info though.
  2. 5 points
    Below is a list of codes that can be entered into Rushmore. The codes can be entered once per game and only one code can be used per round These codes do not include Main Quest codes as these change every game. 3825 (Duck) - Zombies make duck sounds when killed. (likely a call back to "I am that duck") 3279 (Easy) - Slow down all the zombies to shambling speed for 5 minutes. 2739 (Brew) - Lower the price of the brew perk by 50% 7632 (Soda) - Lower the price of the soda perk by 50% 2652 (Cola) - Lower the price of the cola perk by 50% 7225 (Pack) - Spawn in a bon fire sale 8463 (Time) - Freeze all zombies for 15 seconds 8368 (Vent) - Rushmore goes off for a bit 1841 (Quiz) - Rushmore asks you questions. No confirmed method for answering. 2666 (Boom) - Spawn a live grenade 6853 (Nuke) - Spawns in a nuke drop 3667 (Door) - One door on the map will be free (this is randomly selected) 5683 (Love) - Rushmore brings sexy back 5433 (Life) - Quote from Rushmore about life 5653 (Joke) - Rushmore tells a joke 7664 (Song) - Plays the easter egg song 8333 (TEDD) - Activate TEDD in the bunker/lounge 4867 (Guns) - Gives the Disorderly Combat effect and switched guns every few seconds for one minute 7283 (Rave) - Starts a party in the bunker 6662 (NOOB) - Reverts zombies health to round 1 (Unsure how long it lasts) 7433 (Shed) - Open up the shed 2265 (Bank) - Free 1000 points 4728 (Grav) - Zombies float to the sky after they are killed. Lasts 1 minute. 9296 (Yawn) - Rushmore acts insecure about boring the player. 4376 (Hero) - Fills up specialists meters. 9277 (Warp) - Teleports you to a random location on the map. Puke (7853) - Zombies blow chunks Fall (3255) -Zombies fall over (randomly triggered) Ugly (8459) - Rushmore boosts your self confidence Rushmore tells backstory about the facility 0001 - Backstory 0002 - Backstory 0003 - Backstory 1001 - Backstory 1002 - Backstory 1003 - Backstory 1004 - Backstory 1005 - Backstory 1111 - Backstory Let me know if you have found any others any I well add it to the list.
  3. 5 points
    So, you like fish on pizza, AND you like pineapple on pizza?? I'm leaving this forum, you people are making me sick
  4. 4 points
    Part 1 (rounds 1-70): Part 2 (rounds 70-100): Guide for the setup strat here:The high rounds strategy is really fast, unfortunately for me it was my first time really trying it with the Viper & Dragon since using the Hammer specialist doesn't really work where there's not enough time to charge up your Charon hand after using it, so I had a few downs as I was basically learning it on the fly lmao. First and second down were both due to me being too aggressive with the sword - it's fine to get hit, but if you notice your health dips to like 100 then do the level 3 sword throw attack to attract the zombies to it and then pull out your Charon and you've got about 5 seconds to get a shot charged and laid down, you should be fine if you do that. Third down was right after the second one, just from me being an idiot and forgetting that I needed PhD to use the Hellion Salvo lol. So all in all, if I were to be able to do this run again I could definitely do it flawless now I know what not to do. Total game time was just under 5 hours. So, the strategy... I found this camping spot a while ago, it seemed fast but I hadn't had a chance to properly try it into the high rounds. ChocolateWe also found it himself and was the first to upload it anywhere in high rounds, so credit to him for that, confirmed to me that it was going to be fast and useful, though I still had to figure out a load of stuff myself about using the Viper specialist to save ammo along the way. It took me until like 80-90 to really figure out the best way to do it. Basically, use 3 charged Charon shots in a row around 23-24 seconds between shots. Switch to the rocket launcher during the last shot, then if needs be you can use it to get the last few kills to charge your Viper & Dragon. Then pull that out, and swipe back & forth 8 times total, then immediately use the level 3 sword throw attack (LB & RB on controller) which attracts zombies and gives you about 5 seconds to switch back to your Charon hand and get a charged shot out. Rinse and repeat! You'll notice in the video I was using Elixirs. I went into the game thinking I'd need loads, turns out I actually didn't. I think in total I only used 7 Cache Backs (wanted to save my Alchemicals and ended up not using any), 2 of which were in the early rounds while I was getting set up due to being unlucky with ammo and then most of the rest where in the 90s when Max Ammo's suddenly became non existant, had that happen to me before. If you have some Shields Up this really helps, as the shield run is long and it's not ideal to be without one. As I said above, I made a lot of mistakes while figuring this strategy out, so here are a bunch of tips to help you avoid the same mistakes I made, this strategy is actually pretty easy if you keep your focus and stick to the plan, but if you let your focus slip the spawns here are so damn fast that you can get in trouble real quick. TIPS FOR THE HIGH ROUNDS Make sure to get a Max Ammo and be fully loaded JUST before starting this strategy. If you do this, then due to the way the drop cycle works, you should end up getting nice timings of Max Ammo drops throughout the game. As I said, I went into this game prepared to use loads of ammo Elixirs, but once the high rounds strat was started I only ended up using 5-6 Cache Backs, most of which were used in the 90s where I stopped getting Ammo's. I figured out that the best way to go about things is to use 3 charged Charon shots in a row, with the Exalted hand they last for about 25 seconds but some zombies seem to ignore it in the last second or two, so I fire a shot every 23-24 seconds. This will be enough to charge or almost charge your specialist - switch to the Hellion during the last shot and then you can use that to finish filling it. What I figured was best when using my Cache Back for ammo was leaving enough ammo for one charged Charon shot, using the Hellion to see if I could drop a Max and just spamming it until there's no ammo left, then use the specialist before lying down my last charged shot and then pop my Max. When using the Viper & Dragon, I like to swipe back & forth with the sword 8 times. Then use the level 3 throw attack (LB & RB on controller, Q on PC by default) which distracts the zombies for about 5 seconds, giving you time to get a charged Charon shot laid down. Make sure you hit a zombie with the throw or the effect won't work! Do NOT kill the zombies with the Hellion while the throw attack is distracting the zombies - if you kill the one you shot, the effect ends. If you do this by accident then turn the face the corner while you charge your shot. You can still take the odd hit while doing this though, so best avoided. Biggest mistake I made which actually caused me downs was to be too aggressive with the specialist thinking I'd be able to take loads of hits and keep making up armour. Generally, it works really well, but sometimes the hits can start to dip into your health - again, generally fine as you'll quickly make armour back up with kills, BUT if you notice you start dropping to like 100 health, abandon the weapon and get your throw attack out to distract the zombies as above, then you can safely lay down your charged Charon shot. When you get the bosses, the trick is not to panic and always be prepared. I had some close calls and used some Dying Wishes just through zoning out and them catching my by surprise. As soon as you see them, quickly get a fresh Charon shot down to keep the zombies distracted, then you can lay into them with the Hellion. Blightfathers take about 3-4 shots and Gegenees take about 5-6. Just shoot at the feet, this causes splash damage. If you have any Shields Ups, these are so handy. The shield run with this strategy is very long due to having the debris between the Temple and Marketplace closed, and it's never ideal to be without a shield during this strategy. Try and have a Rare or Legendary reward from the Apollo trials on standby. These both can give you a Max Ammo as a bonus reward, and the Rares are best as they also can give you a Max as a main reward. Always worth trying to claim between rounds if you're getting low on ammo and you can keep activating trials between rounds and just taking on the ones that work while you're in the strategy, such as dealing melee damage, getting specialist kills or not taking damage. I stopped using the Pegagus Strike after a while, it's not reliable in the high rounds as zombies either ignore it or Pegasus just stops firing As I said above, I didn't use many Elixirs, if you've got like 10 Cache Backs or Alchemicals that should get you to round 100 with no ammo problems, you're gonna be getting Max Ammo's every few rounds and if you start the strat having just got a Max then the timings should work out well for the most part. If you don't have many it might be worth keeping the top door of the Marketplace closed also, so you can run the trap strategy if you run out of hand of Charon ammo.
  5. 4 points
    Hi everyone! Maybe, a little late when I’ve found this forum about my favourite game(mode), but anyways here I am! But who am I? I love helping people out with my fast, correct and solo guides on my YT channel, MysteryHQ. And how I started? I started playing on Tranzit, and back then I was happy if I had reached round 7-10. But I’ve never stopped, so I completed my first EE on Der Eisendrache! From that point I’ve completed all EE’s (except the BO1 ones, but I did them in Chronicles). I even completed the full Super Easter Egg in IW, so I beat Mephistopheles on my own. Currently I’m a BO4 Zombies slayer and I've never really been a member of this site, even though I'm a big zombies fan… Nice meeting you all!
  6. 4 points
    On Alpha Omega, there is a document with codes for several projects and places in the facility that you can enter into Rushmore and he will explain them. Credit to @NaBrZHunter for streaming and entering these codes so I could hear all of them. These are the transcripts I've made. If I put a dash somewhere, its because I couldn't understand the word he was saying. Code 0-0-0-1 Project MKAlpha: "Project MKAlpha is an offshoot of MKUltra. The CIA program explored the possibility of mind control as espionage. While MKUltra explored the spectrum of techniques, MKAlpha focused on the use of a highly classified American Pyramid device located in Camp Edward, Nevada for telepathic interrogation. Use of the APD yielded positive outcomes in a series of tests but serious side effects experienced by both interrogators and test subjects were also reported. More on that under APD Interrogation." Code 0-0-0-2 ADAM Initiative: "The ADAM Initative began with research into automated servants for public use. The androids were made to appear as human as possible to function in people’s homes and businesses as easily as a human employee. Easier perhaps because they require no food, sleep, or salary. The results were very encouraging. Not only did they perform everyday domestic tasks but they inspired genuine affection in their employers. It didn’t take long for Broken Arrow’s top brass to recognize the military potential in the ADAM initiative. More on that under Project Toy Soldier" Code 0-0-0-3 Project Toy Soldier: "Project Toy Soldier is an offshoot of the ADAM initative. The focus of Toy Soldier is to repurpose ADAM units for military applications. Work on Toy Soldier began at Camp Edward 6 months after the facility was dedicated to the Broken Arrow program. Militarized ADAM units were deemed an effective countermeasure to an undead outbreak and their capabilities were augmented accordingly. After several tests and iterations, a unit designated Seargent ADAM performed well in demonstrations for the joint chief. Seargent ADAM remains at Camp Edward ready for activation if necessary." Code 1-0-0-1 Broken Arrow: "The Broken Arrow Facility in Camp Edwards, Nevada is categorized as a Black Site by a select few in the federal government who are aware of its existence. Broken Arrow was created by the Department of Defense in November of 1963 following the undead outbreak in the Pentagon. That incident was contained and kept classified but every available resource was mobilized to prevent another such disaster. In addition to locations at Groom Lake and Hanford, Camp Edward was turned over to Broken Arrow for the research and creation of an American Pyramid Device based on the similar mechanism discovered on the Moon. The efficacy and potential uses of the APD are still being determined." Code 1-0-0-2 Prisoner Holding: "The Prisoner Holding Area in Camp Edward was designed to detain spies and trespassers. However its main usage was in conjunction with Project MKAlpha. The test subjects for APD interrogation were kept in prisoner holding and escorted to transfusion before delivery at the APD for their interrogation session. If they emerged relatively intact, they were taken back to a holding cell in processed out of the base. However not all subjects survived the process." Code 1-0-0-3 Transfusion Facility: "The Transfusion Facility at Camp Edwards served as —- In the MKAlpha interrogation process. Test subjects were escorted from the cells in Prisoner Holding and placed in the transfusion chair. Precise dosages of element 115 were then injected into the subjects bloodstream rendering them susceptible to the interrogator awaiting them in the APD interrogation area. Use of element 115 for this procedure is highly controversial among the few who — the program. Its effects were unpredictable and more than one subject who entered transfusion never made it to interrogation. Additionally Broken Arrow medical technicians working in transfusion reported a variety of side effects when working with 115 and had to be replaced regularly. One interesting outcome is that base personnel avoided the transfusion facility even more than they avoided the APD itself." Code 1-0-0-4 APD Interrogation: "The APD Interrogation Program is a focal point for the MKAlpha program. Numerous tests were conducted with subjects who were strapped into the interrogation chair and given controlled doses of element 115. These subjects were susceptible to telepathic probing from an interrogator located within the American Pyramid Device. Initial results show great potential with actual intel obtained directly from the minds of various test subjects. However averse reactions to 115 were observed. And prolonged time spent within the APD had dilatory effects on interrogators themselves including Broken Arrow’s Cornelius Pernell." Code 1-0-0-5 Solitary: "The Solitary Confinement Area was where test subjects were taken following APD interrogation sessions. They were held there for several days before being returned to prisoner holding. In the early days of MKAlpha, subjects were taken directly from APD to holding. They tended to be unruly. Traumatized by having another mind rummage through theirs and this unnerved subjects in neighboring cells. It was determined that a cool down period in solitude mitigated averse reactions and so the solitary cells were added."
  7. 4 points
    *Blows dust off the mic.* Ahem... is this thing on? Hello everyone it is that time again. Finally after a 2 year hiatus we are back with the ultimate "battle" for forum popularity. (No I am not kidding it really has been that long, just look at the list.) The cyan robes shall be awarded to the one who has the most votes at the end of this competition, but first y'all need to nominate someone of course. Since it has been a while let me write down the rules for you again. 1.) You can nominate up to three people with your post. 2.) Every nomination needs at least a brief explanation and a couple of links to posts and topics made by the user you want to nominate. 3.) In order for you to nominate someone, you need at least 50 posts and a membership for at least 30 days. 4.) Do not nominate yourself. *5.) Since it has been so long you can browse the forum for content for the last 9 or 10 months (Since the launch of Black Ops IIII.) The winner not only get's bragging rights, but also a medal and a cyan coloured username. I will leave nominations open until the 7th of July 6 PM CEST (GMT+1) (24hours from now and will let you vote until the 9th of July 6 PM, so we have a fancy new map to go along with a new User of the Month. May 2017: Blurryface March 2017: RadZakPak & Anonymous July 2016: AetherialVoices June 2016: Spider May 2016: DragonGJ March 2016: anonymous & shirtlesservice February 2016: NaBrZHunter January 2016: Ragdo11706 December 2015: Tac November 2015: Kill_All_Monkeys October 2015: NaBrZHunter September 2015: Shooter August 2015: Lenne May 2015: Amantha77 June 2015: RequixEclipse April 2015: Chopper March 2015: ZombieOfTheDead February 2015: Nightmare Voyager January 2015: Black Hand Smith December 2014: Stop Mocking Me0 November 2014: Undad October 2014: The boring guy September 2014: the_clay_bird August 2014: GRILL July 2014: InfestLithium & ETEl2NAL407 June 2014: Jolteon May 2014: Naitrax February 2014-March 2014: DeathBringerZen January 2014: Hells Warrrior November 2013: 83457 October 2013: Boom115 September 2013: Samara & Slade August 2013: TheBSZombie June 2013-July 2013: RequixEclipse May 2013: FatedTitan April 2013: Flammenwerfer March 2013: GRILL February 2013: InfestLithium January 2013: MurderMachineX December 2012: PINNAZ & Lenne November 2012: Electric Jesus October 2012: punkrockzombie September 2012: Jake-Duck August 2012: MyLittleHellhound July 2012: Rissole25 June 2012: PerfectKhaos May 2012: MixMasterNut April 2012: BlindBusDrivr March 2012: way2g00d February 2012: Superhands January 2012: Ehjookayted December 2011: Tom852 November 2011: OstonedshooterO October 2011: LiamFTWinter September 2011: Phillips455 August 2011: Faust July 2011: TacticalInsertion June 2011: MrRoflWaffles May 2011: xAvengedLullabyX April 2011: cjdog23 March 2011: xXDaRkLeGeNdSXx February 2011: DigitalShadowZZZ December 2010: Graffiti Skys November 2010: Mikeh12 October 2010: Undeadwolfy September 2010: RedDeadRiot August 2010: AlphaSnake Man look at that list, makes me so nostalgic. haha * Rule number 5 is just "enabled" because of the hiatus. Next month it will be back to normal.
  8. 4 points
    The MPD is powered by the 115 Extraction Drill. The US have built a Super MPD on top of the Nuketown site in the hope of controlling Sam (as said in Classified) - They have built a dome shield structure over the Moon MPD too. - Schuster is Piloting - The MPD opening Maxis has helped the US build it (115 Extraction Drill picture in Origins) so that he can free Sam. This MPD is inside the Dome structure of the Nuketown 115 Extraction Drill. Classified: Punchcard Audio Log # 2 [Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII Zombies]
  9. 4 points
    We have been working hard in the background doing some adjustments to the website and user experience and want to give you a little understanding of what we have done, are doing and a few did you know things. We have done some server changes, implemented a different PHP handler, introduced memcache and config updates. This helped tremendously with site peformance. We then introducted Cloudflare again to help with speed and performance. Page Speed Insights We've still got some improvements we can do, this is web report from Page Speed Insights, Mobile is needing a little bit more work but we're on it. This is GTMetrix, The important thing to understand here, is the fully loaded time takes into account the AD's which are being served to guests on the main index, remove the AD's and you obtain a different fully loaded time of around 2 seconds. We have intruduced a higher setting for guest caching, this is set at 3 minutes at the moment but is only a test, it could be set at 10 minutes for better results. We are looking at image optimisation and will discuss with the team about using webp for better image processing & provide better image file sizes compared to jpg/png for example and superior lossless compression. In addition to images, we should be hosting all images within our resources on the site and not hosting on 3rd party sites (such as photobucket). It reduces the amount of look ups by uploading all images to the site and then having these images served from amazon S3 for example. Broken profile images are being changed when we find them, this was a result of a failed S3 setup which @Hells Warrriortakes the blame for. Broken links and general clean up has been performed. We've introduced at the top of the forum a new section called "Our picks" - what is our picks? Our picks is basically a selection of content that is chosen by the team, it is then promoted to social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) and appears in our picks section as well. Why are we doing this? It brings attention to the topics/articles on the site and brings people to the site (hopefully) to use and stick around. All software is up to date and shouldn't be presenting any problems. We still have things going on in the background we are working on as well but no news to share at the moment. So what about these, did you know's? Did you know, if you post a status update on CoDz, that you can share that status update to social media? It's currently enabled for Twitter, Facebook will be coming soon. Did you know, that you can share yout topic/post directly from the editor to Twitter & Facebook? (facebook coming soon) Did you know we have our own LFG (Looking for group) system? https://www.callofdutyzombies.com/lfg/ Did you know, we have an amazing Library system for call of duty, that was put together by Hall Of Famer @PINNAZ https://www.callofdutyzombies.com/zombies-library/ Did you know, that if you notice something wrong with the website, or doesn't do what you expected it do to or if you want to suggest something, you can do so via our support section? https://www.callofdutyzombies.com/support/ Did you know, you can add your own channels to our website? https://www.callofdutyzombies.com/user-channels/ Did you know, you can add your own videos from YouTube and other platforms to our Videos section? https://www.callofdutyzombies.com/videos/ Did you know, we don't have a save post function but browser save function instead? As long as your browser supports it and if you don't clear your browser cache. What you type will be saved when you return to the site. Did you know you can obtain medals for using the website and for playing games and showing/proving the achievements earnt?
  10. 4 points
    Hey everyone, I wanted to start a bracket tournament for Call of Duty Zombies Maps to get everyone's opinion! I've included every map from WaW to BO4, and put them into a bracket tournament pictured here: So, time to vote on who proceeds through round 1! Just reply in this format: 1. [Your Pick] 2. [Your Pick] 3. [Your Pick] ... 15. [Your Pick] Once I have a sufficient number of votes, I will move on to round 2! For those that can't view the image, here are the options: 1. Nacht der Untoten or Shi No Numa 2. Die Rise or Ancient Evil 3. IX or Nuketown 4. Revelations or Shadows of Evil 5. Voyage of Despair or Buried 6. Der Eisendrache or Moon 7. Bus Depot or TranZit 8. Kino der Toten or Mob of the Dead 9. "Five" or Verruckt 10. Blood of the Dead or Ascension 11. Zetsubou No Shima or Shangri La 12. Classified or Gorod Krovi 13. Der Riese or Dead of the Night 14. Town or Call of the Dead 15. Farm or Origins Feel free to discuss your picks!
  11. 4 points
    Hello again. I'm back with another text walkthrough, this time for Voyage of Despair for new players. (Last updated 2.08.2019). I'll cover basic map opening, getting Shield Parts and the Workbench, Perk Locations, the Sentinel Artifact, the 4 PaP locations, and the 2 Valves to drain water. Kraken build and upgrade added at end. ----------------- Quick reference: Shield Part through first lower door at start, Shield Part through first upper door at start, Shield Part under Poop Deck after Sentinel Artifact. Workbench on Poop Deck. PaP: 1. Below Forecastle, 2. at bottom of Grand Staircase, 3. top of Poop Deck, 4. below Poop Deck. Valves: Under Forecastle (submerged), under Poop Deck (submerged). -------------------- Follow along on a simple walkthrough with these Custom Mutations: Pick the VoD map. Select Custom Mutations, then select EDIT GAME RULES, then change these: ENEMIES, BASIC ZOMBIES, Max Speed = Walk. Then SPECIAL ZOMBIES, turn Heavy, Mini-boss, and Catalyst zombies to Off. Then PLAYER tab, POINTS, Starting Points; raise starting points to 50,000. Do not kill zombies if possible, just follow along and we'll find everything. The basic layout is 2 upper decks across the midship, a Grand Staircase (1/4 from front) that goes down several floors, a Cargo Hold under Forecastle (bow/front) and the Engine Room under Poop Deck (aft/rear). Much of the 2 sides of the ship mirror each other. There are Blue doors that open from points, and Red doors that open from getting the Sentinel Artifact. I will walk you along my basic path for opening, your eventual strategy of opening may vary from this. I choose this path for the training areas it leaves on the lower deck. We will basically stay along the right side (from start, facing rear of ship) of the ship to the Poop Deck. --------------------- Start the Custom Mutation game now. You can pause the game as needed. Start Room (Forecastle): You start at the front (bow) of the ship called Forecastle. You are up top. Across the open area, see the 2 upper and lower doors (blue symbol). both uppers open together, both lowers open together. (Danu Perk Machine 1) The first Perk Machine in this Start area. Danu. Walk down stairs to Danu Perk Machine, stand 4m in front of it, and note the red door behind you (it leads to PaP location after Sentinel Artifact is aquired). Face away from the red door. From Perk Machine, walk up steps on right, open blue door (750), go up top. $Shield Part 1a (Window part): At top of steps, stop and turn 180°. Looking over the steps, you will see a white border 'wall'. If the part is on that wall, you will see it clearly from here. If no part there, face (180° again) the burning lifeboat by the open door. $SP1b. Go in the doorway by the burning half-lifeboat, go through the next doorway immediately ahead. There is a dresser with a hammer, string, and a green tackle box on it to your left. SP1b may be on that dresser. If not... $SP1c. ...walk forward to hallway, make a right. Walk past first short connecting hallway on right (rk7 wallbuy here) to second short connecting hallway on right (very bright). SP1c will be on the bannister of that tiny connecting hallway. Walk past it to blue door (1000 points). (Backtracking for clarity after SP1 part is aquired: From Start, up right steps, into door by lifeboat, hard right, follow to 1000 point door. Upper corner says "bridge"). Open the 1000 point door (into Upper Grand Staircase). Immediately turn left, then right as you go down steps. You will see a ?box location, a map with your location, and a blue door (1250). (Note that a PaP location is at the bottom of the Grand Staircase, but it is currently locked behind a red barrier. We'll be back after the Sentinel Artifact is aquired). (Zeus Perk Machine 3). Open the 1250 door (to 1st Class Lounge). Stay left through 'window'. Walk past Bowie Knife, see Zeus Perk Machine, walk past Perk Machine on right side to blue door (1500). Open 1500 point door (still 1st Class Lounge), walk down short hallway to deck on right (Promenade Port Deck), stay right at edge of ship and walk up the path at the edge to the area with GK5 wallbuy, 1750 point blue door, and a red door. (Note that the side path lifeboat will drop after aquiring Sentinel Artifact, allowing access up on the way back). This is Aft Deck. Open the 1750 blue Aft Deck door by GK5. Walk down 'ramp' and the 2 stairs on right to lower area of Poop Deck. Immediately on your left is the Workbench to build the Shield. From Workbench, walk up the right steps, under the (glowing blue) Sentinel Artifact, to the steps behind it. Go up the steps and activate the Sentinel Artifact. This opens all red doors and allows the 4 PaP locations to be activated. (Note that the last PaP location activated will be the PaP machine. It will then move occasionally, so do not activate the last PaP location until ready to PaP. I suggest doing Poop Deck or Lower Grand Staircase last). (PaP location 1). Sentinel Artifact activated, drop down, note the KN57 wallbuy and PaP location 1; Poop Deck. Hold X/xb1 (interact button) to activate PaP (or save this one for last). $Shield Part 2: Now go down the steps to Workbench. From WB, look under the PaP location, the red doors there are now gone (open). Go in, down steps to Maddox gun wallbuy, turn right and follow hall to end (3rd Class Berths). At brown stairs, go down. SP2a is at the bottom of the stairs, on your left. It is a rectangle on the bannister of a white wall. It should be quite easy to see, but if not there... $SP2b. Head down next steps to Provisions, take the hardest left and walk straight to the burning doorway and boxes ahead. SP2b may be on the boxes, leaning against the white wall on your left. It is easy to see. If not here, then... $SP2c. ...turn right (lights through grates on floor), turn right again and walk that hallway. The lighting is orange-y and SP2c is on the boxes on the right mid-hallway. (If you turn right again, through carcass room, you are at the bottom of the steps where you first entered Provisions). (Odin Perk Machine 4. Valve. PaP 2). With the second Shield Part in hand, open the blue door down here in Provisions (2000). Now in the Engine Room, walk forward to 2 reddish lights, go slightly right, then left. Walk to Odin Perk Machine. Face out from Perk Machine in Engine Room. You are facing water. You can hold your breath Indefinitely, it seems. 1. Valve from Odin Perk Machine: jump into water, turn to the left 180° so you see the Koshka wallbuy. Swim to the right of the Koshka through the opening, to the spotlights shining to the right. Go into the alcove on the right and hit X/xb1 (interact button. There will be a text prompt on screen) to turn the Valve. Continue through this area by swimming counter clockwise to avoid the zombies, go back to the steps by the Perk machine. 2. PaP location from the Odin Perk Machine, walk or swim straight out from the Machine, past the mid-room obstacles, through an opening to the easily visible PaP location. Hit X/xb1 (Interact button. Prompt on screen). Make your way back up to the Poop Deck and Workbench. (Ra Perk Machine 3. PaP location 3). From the Workbench on Poop Deck, face towards the front/bow of the ship. The Sentinel Artifact location is behind you. Go up both stairs on the left side, go up the ramp to the gk5. Head left to the path at the edge of the ship, but stay left and walk the (now open) path back up to the top of the ship by a blue door (1500). Option 1. Open the (1500) door, go in and left/down, stay left, (in Galley) you will pass a Bowie Knife location, then enter the Dining Hall with the Ra Perk Machine. You may open the door (1250) to the Grand Staircase, or you can leave this closed for training on either side of these doors. If you open it, the PaP3 machine location is at the bottom of the Grand Staircase which I'll describe below again from another way. Option 2. From next to the unopened (1500) door, stay left along the Boat Deck until you reach the Upper Grand Staircase (the first inside area, it is brownish). Head down 2 full flights of stairs until you see the blue doors (1250) to the Dining Hall with Ra Perk Machine (from Option 1 above). This is called Lower Grand Staircase. You may open to ot or not, depending on your choice above. (PaP 3) At this point both options converge again. Head down the Lower Grand Staircase to the very bottom, activate the PaP3. Head back up to the top of the Grand Staircase, head through Bridge back to Forecastle/Start (the stairs can be tricky to see, near steering wheel). $Shield Part 3a: From Danu Perk Machine 1 at Forecastle, open the lower blue door on the right (750). Walk in past the first side hallway to the open door (bright light) on the left, stop and look in. SP3a may be in the bottom right alcove of the cubby holes directly across from the door that you are looking into. If not there... $Shield Part 3b. ...continue straight down this initial indoor hallway towards the (1000) shotgun wallbuy ahead, but turn (30° right) into the giant hole in the wall on your right and walk in. You should see a chair ahead of you that may hold SP3b. If not, turn left to (1000) shotgun wallbuy. $Shield Part 3c. Facing (1000) shotgun wallbuy in State Rooms, turn and walk left to corner, then turn left at corner, then take the first right which has one open door. Go in this room and SP3c may be on the chair immediately on your left. Head through the room, make a right back to Forecastle. (Be sure to build your Shield at the Workbench on the Poop Deck). (PaP4. Valve 2). From the Forecastle/Start area Danu Perk Machine, face the (now open) red doorway under your spawn area. Go in, turn right at the Vapr wallbuy, and get to the door (2000) at the bottom of the steps. Open that door. Go into the water and turn left and 180° just like we did under the Poop Deck. Very similarly again, stay along the right side and interact with the Valve, it has a light 1m above it and a bright spotlight shining towards it to help spot it. You will see the PaP4 location to your left, and a Titan wallbuy. Extra clarity: If you see the bright blue Titan wallbuy, PaP4 is on that same wall, left of the Titan by a few meters/yards. Looking at the Titan wallbuy, turn 180° and swim past the brown boxes on your left and the Valve will be on your left. #####End Walkthrough ######Kraken and Kraken Upgrade. The Wonder Weapon, the Kraken, can be constructed or can simply be aquired from the ?Box. It can be upgraded once in the PaP machine (5000 points), and can also be given an elemental upgrade (3000 or 6000 points). -------Kraken Build: The first step is to aquire the Stoker's Key from killing a Stoker. Usually this is the first or second Stoker of the game (about round 10), but I've had it not show up until the 10th Stoker in a rare happenstance. Pick this up from the location that he died. Presumably it times out after a while, so grab it shortly after killing him. Once the Stoker's Key is in hand, 3 times you must fill a treasure chest with (10?) zombie souls by killing them near it. You may locate the first chest location even before you get the Stoker's Key, if you desire to. Go up to the first chest and hit (interact button) to open it (with Stoker's key), and then fill it with souls. Once it is full, it will close and disappear, only to reappear in one of the 5 locations. Note that it may return to the exact same location it was just at. After 3 times of filling the chest with souls, you may aquire the Kraken from the Deck of the ship. Nitty gritty: After the 3rd chest is full, the chest will appear at one of the 5 locations again, only now it will show a small object inside. This object will match an object along the outer perimeter of the top deck of the ship, which will be on a medium size crate. You can view this item in the chest and then look for it. However, this step is unnecessary, after the 3rd chest is full, you can simply go around the ship deck until you find the Kraken on one of the boxes on the ship deck where it spawns. Some items: Globe, compass, calipers, opera glasses (small binoculars). -------Treasure Chest Locations: These appear as a large Treasure Chest if there, and as a couple of small boxes and items, if not there. (Remember to open the first Chest found, with the key, before killing zombies. After that, the Stoker Key is pointless). 1. Forecastle: From Perk machine, walk down steps to Vapr wallbuy, make right down next steps, Chest Location 1 is next to these steps at the bottom. 2. State Rooms to Millionaire Suites: Chest Location 2 is at the opposite end of the hall with the Portal to Provisions. In the white State Rooms area. Near shotgun wallbuy from 3rd Shield part above. 3. Galley: On the left side from Zeus Perk in Dining Hall, pass the SMG wallbuy, and stay left to rear of Galley. Small area, Chest Location 3 should be easy to spot. 4. Provisions: Chest location 4 is in the butcher room with the animal carcasses. 5. Turbine Room: From Provisions, go down into Engine Room to Turbine Room. Chest Location 5 is to the right of the Portal (to Grand Staircase?) in Turbine Room. -------Kraken Deck Boxes: After filling the 3 Chests, simply walk the perimeter of the top deck, front to rear (or rear to front) and back along the other side, near the outer rails. As you approach the correct grey/brown crate with the matching Chest item, a Kraken tentacle should rise up and deposit the Kraken wonder weapon on the crate. But note that on occasion, the Kraken graphic does not load, so get up close to each crate and look for "Hold (interact button) for Kraken", as it may be invisible. -------Kraken Upgrade: To upgrade it, you must aquire 4 parts. Gather the first 3 parts and build the Distiller Table. Then pick up an elemental part from a random killed Catalyst. You may change this last part and re-upgrade as desired. 1. 1st Class Lounge. 2 spots, on tables. If you stand by the Bowie Knife wallbuy, face 180°, walk forward 2m, first location is a white table on your right. If not there, walk a couple meters further, look right, and it will be on another small white table by the entrance (entrance is a small window with ramps). Copper pot/kettle part. 2. Galley. 2 spots. This is behind the Zeus Perk machine. Find this Bowie Knife wallbuy. While facing BK wallbuy, one part location will be on the farthest right wall, in a cubby hole of a large brown cupboard, between 2 zombie entry points, on top of 3 white candles which are laying flat. If not there, it will be on the exact opposite side of Galley, just past the small table. Or, from the smg wallbuy (the other side's entrance from Bowie Knife) just stay hard left and you will find it. This is like a pipe and cap together. So, hard right from Bowie, or hard left from smg (mx9?), from Dining Hall entrances by perk machine. The Galley is quite small, you'll find it. 3. Cargo hold. 2 spots. 1 location is straight out from Titan wallbuy (which is next to the Portal). From wallbuy, stay left by the Valve that drained the water, and the part is on the boxes right behind the bicycle there. The other location is among the stacks of stuff in the center of the Cargo Hold, between Titan and the steps out of the lowest area. This is a compressor. 4. Kill a Catalyst zombie of 1 of the 4 types and grab the elemental piece, this dictates the upgrade that you will get. Not every Catalyst will drop a piece, watch for them or run over an area where you just killed a horde and watch for a prompt. Stokers also seem to drop elemental pieces. 5. Build at a special build table by Engine Room. From Provisions, enter the Engine Room and make immediate right by the HELP graffiti. The table is straight ahead. Or, from the Odin Perk machine, face away from the perk, walk left side of room, up left steps towards exit, table at top of steps. 6. If you do the Elemental Upgrade before PaPing the Kraken, the upgrade cost is 3000 points (PaP is 5000). If you PaP and then do the elemental upgrade, the upgrade cost is 6000 points. It seems to be the same upgrade regardless of amount of points spent or order of upgrade. ###### Happy gaming!
  12. 3 points
    Samantha doesn't need an MPD anymore. Once a simple child, a "woman scorned," as Dr. Monty once pointed out, a surprising element has given her power that she never was meant to possess...and this time, it wasn't an atomic element, but something much more powerful. "NS" is Neilsborium 107 - but that doesn't matter. I'm referring to nostalgia. This element of human thought, like Element 115, is incredibly powerful and can be used to influence mass numbers of people, and like 115, this can be used for good...but it can also have disastrous results. Since the beginnings of the Call of Duty Zombies mode, expectations have increased with every new map developed: Nacht Der Untoten featured almost nothing, and the potential for growth was infinite, yet Verruckt only gently stepped that level up. Shi No Numa blew the lid off, however, introducing elements that had only been imagined prior to its release, and the pressure was truly on. From Der Reise onwards, this amazing growth trend continued...until it suddenly changed. It reached the point that the level of complexity was overkill, the easter eggs stopped making sense, and the story became so convoluted that often, theorizing felt pointless (I'm looking at you, Multiverse). So what happened? I believe we stopped appreciating the little things. In days long past, the nostalgia pool was small - a virtual puddle. Creativity could still run wild, and new mysteries could develop without the need for an attempt at a mindblowing cameo or plot twist involving a beloved character. Inspiration came from the real world around each map, each date and time at which they supposedly occurred. An easter egg, meanwhile, might be a somewhat practical series of steps, accompanied by entertaining dialogue that led to the acquisition of an item or achievement of a small goal: those Easter Eggs are still beloved today, and are often to root of the nostalgia that we now feed off of. On the bright side, I feel that Classified and Alpha Omega have made a truly genuine attempt at rediscovering that balance of simplicity, outward thinking, and small, exciting discoveries. A great example is the audio reel reference to "Operation Stapler." This type of outward reference to real world events (Operation Paperclip) is the kind of thing that feeds that creative pool, and once upon a time, even made the line between reality and fiction hard to discern. How many of you wondered, long ago, if the Waffenfabrik Der Reise was a real place? What about the Fly Trap? Now, what about Operation Stapler? The point is that not everything needs to be tied together. Dempsey and McCain don't need to be old friends to make the story interesting. Russman and George Barkley didn't need to be former coworkers. Peter didn't need to be brought back to life, and Pernell, if we're honest, really didn't even need to be the head of Broken Arrow. Furthermore, not everything needs to be mind blowing or extravagant. In a day and age when Marvel rules the theatres, and epic, tearjerker endgames are a daily occurence, the temptation is to follow suite, creating superheroes and supervillians whose powers emminate from their empty hands on command...but Zombies has never been a superhero story. It’s been one that might be explained via some fun, albeit stretched, pseudoscience. Powers came from the weapons and tools each character wielded - it is Call of Duty, after all. As a final thought, think about LOST - the TV show that so many of us know and love (or hate, or love to hate): the one thing you can't deny is the fact that, although it is long over, there is still so much to know, so many questions to ask, and that keeps us intrigued, and keeps us studying both the show and the real world for more clues. But tying nostalgia to nostalgia can lead to stagnation...so I'm begging the writers at Treyarch to look back outside the extant lore of zombies, and restore the complex simplicity of this mode and story that we all love. There are ways to fix this. Please keep trying. With love, NaBrZHunter
  13. 3 points
    On Alpha Omega there are three radios, four punch cards, five maxis transmissions, five audio reels, and three Russman audio logs. These transcriptions have been made using Nixaru's videos, so shout out to her. Radios Radio #1: Radio #2: Radio #3: Punch Cards Card #1: Card #2: Card #3: Card #4: Maxis Transmissions Transmission #1: Transmission #2: Transmission #3: Transmission #4: Transmission #5: Audio Reels Reel #1: Reel #2: Reel #3 (In this reel, Pernell's voice is altered similar to Hudson's in the Black Ops campaign when he is interrogating Mason in the cutscenes): Reel #4 Reel #5: Russman Audio Logs Log #1: Log #2: Log #3:
  14. 3 points
    Guten morgen everyone! It’s that time again, the Order of Forgotten Mysteries (and yes, that includes you ;p ) will discuss something new again. Is timetravel or mail deliverer your thing, or both perhaps? Then you are at the right spot. This time we will talk about a variety of letters spread across times they should not be. Let’s start at the most notorious one, the one that can be found on multiple locations in the maps Kino der Toten and Five: Date: 23rd of January, 1975 From: IHCOMFSOG To: FS ER INDUSTRY GLOBAL COMMUNICATION SERVICE We have listed both Tabun and Sarin. Be wary of the Doctor. His involved should be minimised if you want to make it out alive. We are unsure on how he arrived at this time and place. Do what you must... Moving on to the second, observable in Classified: Date: 23rd of January, 1975 From: IHCOMFSOG To: FS ER INDUSTRY GLOBAL COMMUNICATION SERVICE We have listed both Tabun and Sarin. Be wary of the Doctor. His involved should be minimised if you want to make it out alive. We are aware on how he arrived at this time and place. Do what you must… And the last, and in my opinion most interesting one. This one is never talked about, when searching on the internet you get zero results and it was actually by chance I found it luring in the Call of the Dead section of this site. This is the best (and only) picture I have, and if anyone has noclip skills I would highly appreciate it if (if it doesn’t take too much efford) you can get a clearer pic: Date: (unreadable, though looks like I see December) From: IHCOMFSOG (most likely) To: FS ER (most likely) (unreadable) We are running out of time (unreadable) I cannot promise these are the only ones, there might be more hidden in various maps as well. But these three are the only ones found. A weird thing is that two of the telegrams talk about ‘Be wary of the Doctor’, while it is devoted to one FS ER: Faithful servant Edward Richthofen! So does the letter warn Richthofen for himself? My personal, hypothetical and very clear answer: Yes and no. ‘Be wary of the Doctor’ definately sounds more like Ultimis Richthofen to me. I think FS ER might be Primis Richthofen. ‘Faithful servant’ sounds Illuminati-like to me (though it definately could be Monty or the Shadowman), and remember how Primis Richthofen, in opposition to Ultimis, still somehow had a good relation with the Illuminati. They even obeyed him when he ordered them to build a laboratory beneath Alcatraz. So my personal theory is that these messages are from the Illuminati to Primis Richthofen in order to warn him for his Ultimis self. I wonder, though, if this is the Ultimis we know, from Black Ops I, or the Ultimis of the future maps, after Classified. But there are more mysteries involved with these telegrams: Why would the messenger note Tabun and Sarin? These are two nerve gases developed by Nazi-German scientists in the late 1930s. This could possibly be just a developers/texture error, but why is the messenger in the BO1 files called IHCOMFSOG and in BO3 IHCOMESOO? Why is, during Classified, the messenger aware of how the Doctor is capable of timetravel, and, during the events of BO1, not? Has there changed anything in-between? “We are running out of time”. For what? What is their agenda? It is also interesting to note that the messenger is, just as the person he warns for, capable of timetravel? The letters are written in 1975, while they can be found in 1963 (and 2011). Or did the timetravelling doctor spread these files himself? Link to previous Order of Forgotten Mysteries
  15. 3 points
    Hello, everyone. It's hard to believe, but it has been three years since I was invited by @InfestLithium to have my newly-started Storybook brought to CoDz. At the time I had only written 14 short chapters, and yet Infest saw the potential in me and gave me this great opportunity, as well as introducing me to this wonderful community. It was an exciting time to be a Call of Duty Zombies fan back in July 2016. We had just seen the trailer for the upcoming Gorod Krovi. We still didn't know who Doctor Monty was, nor did we understand the blood vials. We were completely uncertain of the future. No one could have anticipated the direction of the comics, nor the release of Zombies Chronicles and the Timeline. Suffice as it is to say, it has been a hell of a journey. I would not be writing this passion project if it were not for the support of everyone here. I can't express my gratitude enough. All I can say is thank you, everyone. As a sort of celebration of the three years since I began writing, I wanted to make a thread expressing my gratitude as well as providing an opportunity to learn more about my process creating the Storybook. I will be answering a couple of questions suggested by @anonymous, and giving a behind the curtain view of what is to come. Without further ado, here are some questions and answers. How did you get the idea of starting the Storybook? Did you anticipate expanding it as much as you did? The idea started small around June of 2016 as I had just watched the massive 4 hour long Zombies Storyline Audio Documentary by the legendary @MysteryMachineX for the second time. It being the Summer right after High School and right before University, I had a lot of free time, and was thinking about how much I love the storyline, and yet it cannot be appreciated by most players of the game because it is so complex and not explicitly told in-game. I thought, “Man, it would be awesome if there was a book that told the entire story in an understandable and entertaining way.” When I realized there wasn't, I just thought, “What if I wrote it?” I had no idea where to begin, so I thought the simplest place would be with the map that started it all: Nacht. I wrote out a short prologue, only about 900 words, and I realized I loved doing it. At the time I browsed the CoDZombies subreddit daily, but I was afraid of the backlash I would receive for my “fan-fiction”, so I posted it under an alternate account to gauge reaction (original post here: Anyway, I didn't plan for this to be a multi-year project. I initially just wanted to connect all the radios and quotes into a timeline of events that made sense. Then, the bomb dropped in 2017 that was the timeline. Suddenly, in my eyes, there was no point to just connecting the dots with my Storybook. I had to try to make it stand out on its own as not just an explanation of the story, but an expansion. The chapters became longer along with the time between them, but man do I enjoy writing and reading them. The goal of writing should be creating something that you yourself would love to read, and I can tell you that this is exactly what I would have wanted back in the day. Do you ever get ideas from posts here on CoDz? Yes, I do! I am indebted to the passionate minds here for the many threads created and ideas expressed that have influenced my writing. From storyline theories to explanations of the science behind the story, I often get ideas just reading the threads on this site that I know I just have to implement in some way. Some notable examples: What was your favorite chapter to write? That is a tough question to answer, so I will cop-out and choose multiple, of course. One I massively enjoyed recently was Danke Schoen, the first chapter of Book 2. I have no current plans to continue Book 2 until Book 1 has more progress, so that just goes to show you how impatient I was to write that chapter. I think Ultimis has such great potential, and I am dying to write more for them. I just had to get that chapter out there not only as a taste of what's to come but to satisfy my own need. Another favorite of mine is Chapter 20 of Book 1, “Uniform”. Around chapter 10 or so as I was writing I came up with the story beat of how Richtofen would acquire the Nazi uniform we all know him for. I knew I had to eventually get him into that uniform, and I also had to show how far his mind has slipped. The best way I could do that was to have a chapter from the outside perspective of Doctor Schuster, a character I've come to love, and have him see first-hand how Richtofen would react to receiving a Nazi uniform. Edward doesn't seem at all off-put by it, and in fact he seems to love it because it makes him feel powerful. The creator of Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, has said that the writers' process for the show when it came to characters was to write the character first, and then explore the consequences of the actions that character would naturally take. Richtofen is a character not created by me but by Treyarch, and so presented with this situation, I wasn't really sure how Richtofen would react until I began typing, and he ended up surprising me. “Uniform” is why I love writing this story. What is the process for creating a chapter? Typically I like to have a general idea of what I want to accomplish with a chapter, and other chapters after it, before I dive into writing it. The official timeline helped a great deal with this process, as it laid out the major events in a linear fashion, and it is my job to make those gaps in time make sense and flow together well. With the timeline as a gold standard, I enter the next phase where I decide how I am going to approach character development and exposition with each chapter. Maxis is going to Kino for the next few years of the timeline? He's got to be dealing with not being able to see his daughter, and fight the temptation to form a relationship with Sophia. I evaluate the hard evidence first, and in this example I looked a lot at Data Servant entries from the first Black Ops, where Maxis seemed to be paranoid and frustrated with Sophia. Building off that, I also need to set up for a big climatic chapter I have planned regarding his time at Kino, so this chapter should make hints and build up to it, so I have to account for that. With the basic idea for the chapter in mind, there is still some time before I begin writing. I look over the framework for the chapter, and get it into my head to think over for a couple of days. While listening to music or working or browsing online, I tend to come up with an idea for an interaction or exchange that would fit perfectly in the chapter. For example, in the recent Maxis chapter I had the idea to have Maxis be taunted by the Illuminati while I was playing Kino der Toten and saw the chalk writing on the wall with Samantha's name along with two others. What if the Illuminati is playing with Maxis, forcing him to do things against his, as well as Richtofen's best interests? It seems to fit so perfectly. So I put it in my notes, and continue until I find myself in a mood, and I just start typing with my notes close by until it is done. I tend to think of the general framework for certain climactic chapters way in advance, because I will think of a really fun idea in my free time and I plan to hold on to them until I finally get a chance to write those chapters. In particular, I look forward to the final chapters of Book 4 (Around Primis), the backstory behind Victis in Book 3, and sooner than later, Chapter 27 of Book 1 “Black” followed up closely by Chapter 28 “Penance”. Richtofen is now reaching the point of no return. Besides writing more chapters and finishing books, what else do you have planned for the future? Right now I want to focus on getting Book 1 complete, but after that there is a few things I would like to do. Book 1 is set to be extremely long in comparison to what I have planned for the other books, and I will admit some chapters are going to be unnecessary in the long run. When I have completed the planned chapters for Book 1, I will go back and either A. Split Book 1 into 2 separate parts, or B. Create an abridged version that is much shorter, while keeping the original intact. I also would like to, at some point after Book 1 is done, create a physical print of the book, after some extensive editing of course. It would be for me personally, so I could hold in my hands a tangible version of what I've created. I would be open to paying out of pocket to print copies for people that would want them if I ever complete this damn book. I wouldn't sell them without Treyarch/Activision's blessing and wouldn't even want to. This has always been about the fun of the story and nothing more. As @The Meh put it in his Unity retrospective, “I just needed to write for myself. I guess that's all there is to it.“ Another fun idea I've thrown around in my head is an audiobook version to be uploaded to YouTube or Soundcloud. I would just need to find the right person to read the book or find myself a good microphone and see how decent my impressions are. The videos would be paired with the best visuals that can be acquired, and a variety of musical backing. That would be a whole project unto itself, and as I said I want to focus on finishing this book at the moment as I reach the halfway point. To conclude, I am so, so thankful for the support from everyone on CoDZ. I hope that one day this project will be complete, and I can look back and feel proud of what I have done. It makes me so happy that there are people that already enjoy my work, when I'm not even close to being done.
  16. 3 points
    So I would like to discuss about one of the least talked, yet very important details of Classified: Broken Arrow's recreation of the MPD. Besides this picture, a cipher is our only source of information concerning this topic. Written in 1963, McNamara states that the MPD copy is being constructed in Groom Lake, and not at the Hanford Site. In the 1960s, the US and USSR were involved in the global Cold War, a battle between communism and capitalism. As both powers were desperately trying to be the first to fly to the Moon, secretly in order to scavenge the precious left-overs of Group 935 in Griffin Station and becone the world's sole superpower, the American organization known as Broken Arrow was focussing on an alternative way for reaching Luna: Matter Transference. The astronauts of the first Moon landing, accomplished by the US, might actually have used an M.T.D. , built by Broken Arrow at Groom Lake. I previously theorized that the Avogadro might be the product of MPD testing, and Hanford's 'Power Plant' being the MPD, as the Timeline notably uses the word ''accidently''. This contradicts the cipher, where is stated that the MPD was being reconstructed at Area 51, and not in Hanford. The Avogadro (and Denizens), however, are created years later, in 2025, so the possibility that Broken Arrow transfered the MPD to the Hanford Works is still open. Anyway, at the time Classified takes place, the MPD still is located in Nevada, as are Ultimis. Coincidence? Why is Doctor Richthofen still so calm in that cage, as everything goes to plan? What could happen next? What would happen anyway, if two souls both would enter an MPD? If we will ever get to know, this will give us alot more info about the understanding and capabilities of the Aether Pyramid Device.
  17. 3 points
    Credits to @The Meh: Ray gun Mark II but with different ammunition loads? Yellow, pink, orange and blue. What could these colours mean? How do you feel about the reintroduction and possible upgrade of this weapon in Alpha Omega. And could this be Broken Arrow's wonderweapon, by who created? Also, just see the 11/8/45 right under. Since the distances on the blueprint are inches, instead of metres, I'm gonna guess this date too is Anglo-Saxon/Imperial system. So this would say: 8 November, 1945. This is far before the foundation of Broken Arrow. In fact, it is three days after the dissolvation of Group 935 as well, but before the recovering of 935's items and Operation Stapler. If it would be 11 August, however (11-8), this could be a blueprint taken by Peter McCain who had infiltrated Group 935 around that time.
  18. 3 points
    Change of the Kronorium The Kronorium page features the Dark Mechanism, as seen in Blood of the Dead. This is the machine that sucked Richthofen's bloodvains empty, killing him slowly and painfull. What origin and purpose it exactly had, is left unknown. However, in this intro we see the picture, as well as the excerpts an the right vanish. It seems like Primis has done things that have changed the Kronorium, the Book of Time. They are changing the events that have happened. Samantha in the Dark Aether We see Samantha in an alien environment, standing on a mountain of some sort. As a giant Apothican appears to devour Sam, she uses her powers to rip it apart. The Apothican worm, as well as the powers Samantha has, tell us that this is in the Dark Aether, after she entered the MPD. What is interesting is that this appears to be observated as a physical realm, with three-dimensional beings, rocks and even herself. However, when we opened the MPD in Moon, we see Samantha's body frozen (also as the Quest name implies: cryogenic slumber party. Cryogenic means the freezing of a human body, in the hope to rezurrect it later). So how can Samantha freely wander around in this Dark Aether while her body is frozen imprisoned inside the MPD? Well, could the Dark Aether possibly be a spiritual realm, with Sam's soul that we see? Her physical self is left in the MPD, while her soul is trapped in the this grim dimension. If this would be true, the (Dark) Aether would be easy to visualize for us. Thinking about this, the House with the Souls would also be explainable (with the exception of soulless Maxis). Sacrifices We see Dempsey frozen in a cryogenic pod, and Takeo commit seppuku, interspersed by shots of a rotating Sumonning Key (which was also the last shot of the Zombie Chronicles trailer). Both events were seen in Black Ops 3, where Primis collected their souls with the Sumonning Key. More changes in the Kronorium Once again we see shots a Kronorium pages that vanish due to a changed reality. This time it is the picture of Ultimis Richthofen walking with Primis Nikolai, Dempsey and Takeo towards the House, which we have seen in a Comic earlier. What happened with Primis Richthofen here, and the Ultimis testsubjects? The Aether Pyramid Device opens This one is discussed in PINNAZ's thread as well. This Aether Pyramid appears to not be the MPD, so is this Broken Arrow's replica? Is the dome above the Dome structure we see in the Nuketown loading screen? We will never learn Science gone wrong again. The human desire to controll the undead, to play own god. @WaWQuickRevive theorized that these two scientists might very well be Doctor Schuster and Cornelius Pernell respectively. In the second shot we see the one with the glasses zombified Familiar faces We see Doctor Monty, the Shadowman, Peter McCain, Misty, Stuhlinger and Doctor Richthofen. Agartha will burn We see the Keepers fight against the Apothicans. An interesting thing is that the Apothicans are already mutated here, meaning that this might not be the War of Agartha (which was before the corrupted Keepers banishment to the Dark Aether were they mutated). On one side a Monty in Keeper appearance is seen, on the other the Shadowman. They seem remarkingbly similar, only different by their clothes. Also, we see the innocent souls of little Samantha and Edward in the House, followed by, once again, a rotating Summoning Key...
  19. 3 points
    Hey guys! What did you think of the new trailer? I'm betting everything that these two are Schuster and Pernell.
  20. 3 points
    With the upcoming continuation of our beloved story, let's not forget about the disgusting treatment of human beings at the Treyarch facility, the place where workers are mentally broken. Treyarch's money and our joy are at the cost of their lives. The gaming industry must change: https://kotaku.com/the-human-cost-of-call-of-duty-black-ops-4-1835859016 (And that while, ironically, CoD Zombies was the cause of an open-minded and creative individual not only doing what his boss told him but also putting his free will and time into developing this 'bonus mode')
  21. 3 points
    Hey, guys. Another part to this, eh? I'm surprised, as well. But, when you're a person like me, and you think a lot about life, and "grand designs", certain things come to mind. For the sake of this particular post, I couldn't help to do that. Oftentimes, I remind myself about times before CoDz, and I get to thinking a surprising lot about the path that got me here. Hell, if you'd told me five years ago I'd be a moderator, I'd... probably second-guess you. Sure, it's a dream of plenty normal members, but if you're just telling yourself that will happen, you're bound to find that it may never. Given, back then, I don't think I had the greatest of proclivities for it, either. I was a young kid, coming right off of PTG's downfall. I was desperate before it, and was then... and I think most of the reasons for that lie in a wanting, a longing, for some form of validity. Back during PTG, I do recall having that. For the wrong reasons, yes, but I had it. Hell, the one example post that comes to mind is when I posted lyrics for his "Zombies III" album. I worked hard on that particular post, and I had to decipher a lot of lines. Surprisingly, the lyrics do stand in places, and a lot were correct! Would you believe, a lot of people appreciated that post. ...and so, I milked that. I began using the post for dumb reasons and saying I'd update certain areas, and did, or say "oh hey here's why I like each song". That got shut down quick, but you can imagine, I wanted that. I needed that validity. It was unhealthy, but I needed it back then. I went on to try to write the lyrics for Extinction as well, but, as fate had it, I wasn't longed for a forum that was crumbling. I must have been one of the first in the ban wave. It sucked. Truly. I wanted that kind of interaction again, and some time after, I found my way here. ...and, if I'm being honest, I think I must have started off wanting the same things. I'll go as far to say, Unity itself was victim to a lust for validity. I think I always had said "oh hey Unity is the biggest bestest thing ever" for some time. I do believe it was good, but I was honestly a zealot to believe it better than everything. I recall being mad about trying to get people to make it a custom map, to get people to read it. It was a gem to me. Priceless and inscrutable. Of course, now I can tell you it's shit. But that's obvious. That's why I'm rewriting it in the first place. I don't really know what kicked me out of the groove of wanting that validity. Perhaps it came around the time I started Citadel. But I stopped caring about it, y'know? Validity from others doesn't really matter if you believe that what you're doing is good enough. Anything and everything you do is good. I stopped writing for just praise, just validity or anything. I didn't really need that. I just needed to write for myself. I guess that's all there is to it. ...I guess the overall point of this post is to say... believe in yourself. Always. The strongest things come from the strongest wills. ...of course, I'm absolutely obligated to tell you, I 100% appreciate the feedback Unity gets. I'd be vain to not accept it and appreciate it. You guys make writing this weird, zany story fun. Truly. I do hope that the rewrite and the future to come will be something you guys like quite a bit. I know I do. All that said! Per aspera ad astra. -The Meh
  22. 3 points
    feelin cute might blow up earth l8r. ’bout 90% done here folks. Dont mind my poorly hidden long hair.
  23. 3 points
    Full instructions and demonstration in the video. This video aims to show you step by step my approach to getting set up for the high rounds camping strategy providing helpful tips along the way (my full 100 game is HERE if you need demonstration of the high rounds strategy, tips included on the page). The Exalted hand is well worth upgrading to because your ammo lasts TWICE as long in the high rounds. If you think this doesn't sound right, let me explain: You get 10 more ammo and each charged shot lasts 25 seconds per shot rather than 15 seconds like the Redeemed hand. With the Redeemed, 40 ammo, 3 ammo per charged shot means 13 shots total, 15 seconds per shot meaning 195 seconds of charged shot time in total. With the Exalted, 50 ammo, 3 ammo per charged shot means 16 shots total, 25 seconds per shot meaning 400 seconds of total charged shot time. So, that's double the charged shot time on the Exalted hand compared to the Redeemed hand, meaning your ammo lasts twice as long in full flow! Well worth the upgrade as this allows you to camp through the high rounds as long as possible. This guide will be for people who have a decent understanding of the map but are struggling with getting set up consistently, as getting upgraded to the Exalted hand of Charon can be really hectic. I've found a nice controlled way of doing it though, and I show this strategy here. If you're unfamiliar with any of the steps, I'd highly recommend heading over to Glitch's channel on YouTube as he has snappy and concise guides on all steps. The cool thing is, you don't need to build even the basic version of all the hands to do this in solo - you only need one hand. I only had the Hand of Charon here, I didn't get any of the other ones, even the basic ones.
  24. 3 points
    Staying in the background for what seems like 2 years now, I've not had much dealings with the site apart from the occassional intervention. Will be good to see how things move for the community, forum software is forum software. Be that vBulletin, phpBB, Invision suite (which we run) or others such as Xenforo. Some have different activity functionality and "slightly" different layouts but in essence they are the same. Reddits not a forum in the traditional sense, it's more complicated and less intuitive in my view - although I'm pretty oldskool when it comes to forums. I started running forums with Ikonboard back in 2001 and ventured to YaBB and others. I've always preferred the service and the options supplied by Invision & I've been with them on several forums now for over 15 years. Occasionally involved in sites such as CoDz, that had phpBB/vBulletin/myBB/. CoDz was running phpBB and tried to migrate to vBulletin which failed spectacularly, we still had the licence for it but attempted migrations was a nightmare, they kept failing on the test setup, no matter what. It was pretty messed up, so we switched to Invision pretty much straight after I got involved and we have been using Invision for over 4 years now. Change is not always appreciated, not always seen as a requirement or having a need for change other than when someone comes in that is used to a different forum software (such as myself a few years back). Bottom line, change can be good, it can open up new avenues, times change and that's OK. Embrace changes that occur, remember CoDz is about it's members and not one individual. We're all still here in some guise and we're all happy to help. My only concern is losing features on this site, which we had custom built (LFG). However, having 4 kids ranging from 16 to 1.5, running the business, travelling up and down the UK on a nearly weekly basis and travelling to places like Germany, Austria, Lithuiana. Time for the family, myself & CoDz has become near impossible. So the admins with the time and dedication & with more time on their hands than me. Is a good thing for the site and the community. Here's to the future.
  25. 3 points
    Oh man this was posted a while ago, but reading the things you guys wrote actually made me cry, both because I recognize it myself a lot, and out of sympathy for all your stories. The whole yes-man thing, bending over backwards to please people, and shoving yourself into the background as a result, selfhatred. At the same time it also makes me relieved to a point, because when you've faced the world alone (or felt that you did) you never stop and realize that a lot of people deal or have been dealing with the same issues. I'm also still dealing and struggling with that, among other things. Those other things take kinda long to talk about, but I can kinda summarize it using two words, namely depression and trauma. The other main thing with me just has been not to be a bother to anyone. And I still have a LOT of trouble with this. I used to be so scared of being a bother to people that I just... never really started to develop my personality until about two years ago thanks to therapy, and started to avoid people. This eventually turned into a bad, bad case of selfhatred and... low points. It's not as bad as it has been, and I've made a lot of progress over the last two years!!! But I'm... still scared of people. I'm mostly terrified of angry people, if they're angry at me it's worse. Another "bonus" if it's a man (sorry to all the guys ;^;). ...And if they're drunk it's the worst (to the point of panicking, there's the trauma). But it doesn't even have to be when they're angry. but even still I often just... kinda avoid people??? It's been something that has been ingrained in well, my character I guess. Reading back what I wrote just now kinda makes me feel like I'm sounding edgy or pretentious, oh man. But at the same time that's a good example of the stuff I'm still struggling with. Just thinking those kinds of things, being scared that I'll be told (or that others will even think) that I'm trying to sound edgy or that I'm cringy or whatever else bad, it's something I'll probably never get rid of, as well as the whole being a bother thing, be it directly or indirectly thinking it. But I have also accepted this (for the most part). I have learned that while I probably can't get rid of it, I CAN learn to live with it. Of course I have my bad days, the days where I fall back into the old ways of thinking and doing, but I'm starting to learn how to deal with it, and to channel it into something better, and to work around it. Step by step. Fumbling steps. But steps nontheless! One step is admitting it (the beginning of this paragraph I mean), for example. It's still hard, but that's what the road to recovery is, right? It's very hard, with many ups and downs. But that's okay. I do hope I'm not unnessecarily tearing open old stuff, but this topic has really moved me. I also want to say thanks to everyone for talking about their problems which might sound weird I guess? But I know how hard it is, and I still think it's brave as hell. Hats off to everyone! I've probably never said it before, I don't think I have, but I'm always astounded by how nice and cool everyone is. Hell, I've never even thanked @anonymous properly for having nominated me to be user of the month once. It still means so much, and I feel like an ass. At the moment I was just really blown away by it, still am. I never really found the right moment to say it until now, and I'm sorry for that. But I still remember it, and it still makes me feel very warm and fuzzy inside. So again, thank you ;v; And well, sorry for being so late with that (I've actually been sitting on it for a very long time).
  26. 3 points
    While wandering through some Classified intelligence, I thought it would be a little nice to actually give you some real life information about that time. This thread includes no new information, but it might set a better atmosphere for the era we have to think in while investigating the documents. Time: The Cold War Location: The "East" In BO4's map Classified, the following document was found: A report written by the CIA member Cornelius Pernell, the former assistent of both Peter McCain and the Marine squad including Tank Dempsey. In this paper, he makes a notation about the discovery of the fact that Richthofen made a secret deal with the Soviet Union administration, and so "played both the US and the USSR". Two important details: Richthofen did this around the same time the American Operation Stapler began, in 1946. Richthofen demanded a Global Polarization Device (GPD) of the Soviet Union. According to this document, the Ascension Group was involved very tightly in this process. As the Eastern GPD was built in Shanghai, it appears that this organization had it's influence reaching even in China. How so? Let me give you some history. Sino-Soviet friendship In the course of World War II, both the Chinese nationalist party and the Chinese communist party, under Mao Zedong, set aside their civil war to fight the Imperial Japanese invasion. Stalin, leader of the USSR, who was fighting a war over land against the Japanese as well (as the Americans were fighting an insular and marine war), cooperated with the Chinese communist party against the Japanese. When WW2 was over and the Chinese Civil War continued, the communist party emerged victorious. China now being communist, the Red Army, however, remained their troops in Manchuria, and kept the spoils of war 'stolen' from the Japanese army (Remember how there are theories discussing the possibility of the Rising Sun facility being in Manchuria?). It was around this time Richthofen made his deal with the Ascension Group, and they had to fulfill his demands, among which the building of a GPD. As China was a great ally of the USSR, and seemed "under controll", Shanghai was chosen as location for construction. Why China (and not Siberia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, etc), I don't know, but it might have something to do with the relative close proximity of the abandoned Rising Sun Facility. Another possibility is that a Chinese subdivision of the Ascension Group had to handle the GPD, as the Ascension Group itself was focussing on matter transference near the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Sino-Soviet split But China didn't remain an ally of the USSR. Mao considered the existing communism too much based on industrialized European societies, while China still was an agrarian one. Thus, he began to transform his ideology into an Asian version: Maoism. This were the first steps towards the so-called Sino-Soviet split. In 1958, Mao started developing the Great Leap Forward, in an efford to make China an industrialized nation. A radio in Kino der Toten summarizes this: Costing milions of Chinese lives, Mao succeeded his purpose, and China now was, economically, a potential competitor of the old developed nations. The mighty USSR, however, now felt more vulterable, as the Eastern bloc now included more than one superpower. Chinese de-stalinization and conflicting national interests detorioted the Sino-Soviet relationship even more. The Ascension Group had to regret their location of choice for the GPD, now already built by their Chinese sister organization. As Stalin had died (1953), the USSR and the West started the first bit of reconciliation and cooperation, among which even mutual technological aid for nuclear weapons. China considered the Soviet "peacefull" coexistion with Western nations dangerous, and felt treatened by their northern neighbours. As communism was fracturing, small-scale border wars even started at the Chinese-USSR border. The USSR had the benefit of having nuclear weapons, though, but not for long, however... In the early 1960s, American organizations considered ways to either sabotage or directly attack Chinese nuclear-bomb programs (possibly done by split-offs of the Ascension Group spit-off, complicated eh?), but the USSR government refused a joint Soviet-American fire-strike out of fear launching a nuclear war. At the end of the decade, China had it first nuclear bombs. The American administration warned the Soviet Union that any first-strike now would provoke a nuclear WW3. Distrusting the USSR and aware of their nuclear treat, China started building nuclear bunkers all over the country, among which the Beijing Underground City and Underground Project 131 near the northern border (check out those locations, they look really cool and could even function as a potential zombie map. China and the Soviet Union now were each others enemy number 1. In 1990, the Soviet Union dissolved and the Cold War was officially over. China, however, still owned Richthofen's GPD, as it did during the entire Cold War. For 44 years, an unknown Chinese sciencific research organization had been able to investigate and experiment with Element 115. What countless possibilities could have happened during this time? Why do we have such little intelligent about this subject of the Zombies Saga? To be continued...
  27. 3 points
    Hi all, First of all, I would like to start with a quote by @Steelie, almost two years ago (jeh man, we're getting old): Not sure if that thought still goes for you, my friend, but I still have an everlasting curiousity to the Unknown. Which is why I felt I wanted to share my, if I can call it like that, 'personal adventure' of last sunday... I knew the place from a friend of mine, who practised mountain biking in a nearby forest (10 km from my village). He talked about seeing large concrete complexes in the middle of the woods, bunkers of some sort. When I felt like walking with my dog in the forests, I thought 'why not there?'. The drive to the location was an adventure itself, with the fat little one next to me on a chair, sitting relatively relaxed for a car ride with Green Day way too loud on the music box. Anyways, we arrived at a parking ground at a pancake restaurant, near the bunkers. From here, we found a muddy way, not that much used (understatement) in the direction where the bunkers had to be. As the road turned into a river more and more, I eventually stumbled upon a fence, among with a sign saying NO ENTRY. The fence seemed to end my little journey, but when I walked a bit further I discovered a tree, blown over by the wind fallen exactly over the fence. As I climbed over this unforeseen helper, whilst carrying my little one, I saw my destination: A row of grey, grim structures that was hidden in a seemingly artificial planted coniferious forest. There was still an asphalt road connecting them, although overgrown by all sorts of grasses. The bunkers almost seemed to be Vaults of 'Fallout', with opened doors of at least 30 cm thick. They were buried under hills of sand, complete with trees and plants, probably to camouflage them for enemy sattelites. Most of the once military highly guarded complexes were now fallen victim to vandalism and graffiti. One of the bunkers had a large white, almost fluorescent text writting on the backwall, eerily saying 'NO END'. Gotta admit, that one almost send shivers down my spine. The bunkers in this row were numbered 101 up untill 118, 115 not being excluded. At the end of the row was a small, brick building, consisting of a hallway with tree rooms. I ignored this building, as it looked like a stinky by junkies used house, looking not nearly as interesting as the bunkers. When I had seen enough, and exited the terrain, however, I heard a loud 'BANG' coming out of the little brick building. Probably the wind smashing a door, but the idea someone was there, watching me all the time, creeped me. Once exited, I used internet to investigate the structures I had investigated. Apparently, the area was an enormous military ammo depot for the German Bundeswehr, used from 1962 till 1997, to store bullets and bombs. This would explain the thick steel doors. The trees overgrowing the bunkers indeed used to function as camouflage, due to fear for Soviet sattelites. Apparently after the Cold War, the Bundeswehr sold it to the Belgium ministry of defense (I was in belgium the entire time!), which demilitarised the area and gave it to nature, as it connected the wildlife of tree large forests. Another interesting thing I found out was that the terrain was 100 hectares big, containing 80 bunkers. I merely saw the tip of the iceberg! The area was still lightly guarded weekly by a soldier with a German shephart, and apparently some folks organized an illegal technoparty in one of the bunkers some years ago. Much more I couldnt find on internet. When I came back to the living world from this real life Zombie map, I went to the pancake restaurant to get some sort of 'pancake calzone'. The little one had to wait till we were back home to get her slobby food.
  28. 3 points
    Hey, guys. I didn't really expect to make a "Part Two" just yet for this, but... I've come to some interesting revelations regarding the series that I feel are important to share. That... and, I suppose this post will serve as a worthwhile update to the progress I'm on. So, with that said, I think I'm going to just jump into it. I grew up with Call of Duty being a large part of my life. It seems like a "typical" thing to say, and it really is, but... these games have affected me on a certain, deeper level. I have vivid memories of me and my brother loading up Big Red One, or Call of Duty 3, on our PS2, and I recall being absolutely enamored with the games to the point of near obsession. It was... that level of enjoyment, for me. Of course, this was around the time I was in First Grade, and... admittedly, I didn't really know anything about taste in games or whatever. I still sat around playing stuff like Crash Bandicoot (specifically Wrath of Cortex, and I like that game to this day), and both Battle for Bikini Bottom and the Spongebob Movie Game (both are pure fun to this day as well). But it was something else, y'know? Just... that different type of feeling. I grew up with the changes as they came, and... y'know, by the time World at War came around and I had heard of a Zombies mode, you could not imagine my level of jealousy. I had a Wii, so we were very much barred from the oh-so-precious Nacht der Untoten. I didn't end up playing a single bit of Zombies until Black Ops 1 came to the Wii two years later. (I should probably mention for the sake of the story: Our PS2 overheated and the Wii was a Christmas gift.) Playing Zombies for the first time kind of lit a spark in me, in a way not a lot of games would do. I feel like I forget how much the mode has impacted my life at times, and I should be humbled by what it's done, and where I came to with it, but... that first game that I played, and my first noob-level death at round 3 was... almost surreal enough for me. I didn't really care for much else than the experience of the game. I grew to be good at it within the span of a year's time. Hell, I think my first Round 30 was on the Wii. Then, y'know, times change and shift, I find myself on an Xbox and Black Ops II came out... and, just... I dunno. I like the barebones difficulty of Black Ops 1 Zombies. I cannot possibly keep a secret like that dug down in this brain of mine forever. Black Ops 1 is perhaps the best iteration of Zombies. Black Ops II is indeed an incredible evolution of the mode, and adds perhaps some of the best mechanics to come out of the mode in quite some time, but... the base game was changing. By Origins, it was more about power to the player. Which, yes, is a perfectly fine thing, and can be incredibly entertaining. But... too much power makes a poor man ill-spirited. By Black Ops III, it was all a bit too much. I think, at the core of it, the point I'm trying to get across is something like this: I want to, in creating a series of maps like this, be able to create it in a way that, while giving the player power, is still rooted in a barebones system. Like a mesh of the past three games in the series, perhaps, but a large chunk of Black Ops 1. I want to design something I would like to play. I want to actualize these maps in a way that, in my head, I can see myself sitting down and enjoying every second of it. I guess that's what this whole series is, most of the time, though. A self-actualization trip. With a lot of mechanics scattered and questioned, meshed like putty until I find a way to make it feel like art. ...good lord, that sounds conceited now that I say it. Though, that's essentially the essence of the matter. Probably the reason I feel ever so passionately about this series, actually. Because it's my canvas. I'm the "Monty" of my own world. A cosmic painter, creating a portrait in a vast canvas, scrutinizing the little details I find... and fixing the ones that aren't working. But, that's just my thoughts on it. I kind of needed to find a way to get that off my chest, so... apologies if this all sounds conceited. Or... something like that. I'm working on getting towards an acceptable pace/percentage of completion on this series, believe me. All the elements are coming together! Just... need to let all that paint dry, so to speak. With that said, though. Per aspera ad astra. -The Meh
  29. 3 points
    I have to say, the new mix of Where Are We Going is becoming one of my favorite songs in the series. Today I took a look at the lyrics to find some meaning, and I kind of realized that the song is not just about the cycle, like the original was, but about Primis Richtofen's journey. Here's the lyrics with explanations thrown in: Where are we going from here? Where do we go? Are we all blinded by fear? Where do we go? How do we know? Need for survival is clear We persevere without an end Into forever, we fall And wander on and on and on The first half of this verse is recycled from the original, and is essentially the confusion of the survivors trapped in the cycle, wondering where they have to go next to end it, and how they will know how to find an end. Are we being so blinded by our fear, we cannot see a way out? The second half is new, and offers some form of answer to the first half. Where are we going? Well, into forever, we will fall, we will persevere, we will survive, and we will wander... on and on and on... quite depressing. Dust of a thousand years thrown on your path And in the aftermath, you'll stumble forward Mouth full of air resuscitating life And you'll ascend and carry on and on This verse is what really set me on the path of believing this is all about Richtofen. The "Dust of a thousand years thrown on your path" is the dig site in Origins, the location of the Great War, left to gather dust and be buried before Group 935 came upon it and dug up that "dust". "in the aftermath" of the the dig site, Richtofen and Group 935 "stumble forward" into an ancient evil buried for a thousand years. "Mouth full of air", the living in Group 935 uncover the dead, and they are brought back into living. With the help of Primis, Richtofen "ascends" from darkness, and so they will "carry on and on" through their journey, eventually restarting the cycle again. Where are we going from here? Where do we go? Are we all blinded by fear? How do we know? How do we know? In the depths, easy steps Water flows Fire burns, all returns Ashes cleanse the ordinary woe The theme of this verse is building up, beginning with easy steps, before water flows and fire burns and all is returned to how it was. Ashes cleanse any woe that Richtofen or anyone else may have, because in the end, there will always be another should the cycle continue. From the Richtofen memories trailer: "I do not regret the pain that I have caused, because none of it really matters. This moment. This... me. All of it will soon be gone." Followed up by imagery of fire burning. Where are we going from here? Do we let go of all we know? Are we all blinded by fear? Where do we go when we let go? Where are we going? Where are we going? Where are we going? Where are we going? Are we all blinded by fear? Where do we go when we let go? At this point, the chorus has repeated again and again. Richtofen believes he knows where things are going. Like he has a master plan that will set things right without having to die permanently. But in truth, he does not know of a way out that involves him surviving. He is blinded by his fear of death, so he has perpetuated the cycle. I feel I'm falling from here, don't let me go Is it the calling we hear, we hear? How do, how do we know? In Blood of the Dead, the new Richtofen once again fears death, and he begs for his life. "Don't let me go." "Is it the calling we hear?" is the dying Richtofen, speaking to the one who has broken the cycle as his life fades away with the song. "How do, how do we know?" How does Richtofen know this plan will work? To let himself die, and let the others lead. To bring in Ultimis. For so long, Richtofen has followed the Kronorium's knowledge and taken it as a burden upon himself. It is the safe way to know the future. But now, the future has changed, and with it, the Kronorium. How can we know? Where do we go? It is time Richtofen make the sacrifice and take the risk, for a better tomorrow.
  30. 3 points
    (Black Ops 4, Zombies, PS4) I've noticed a scary trend in gaming over the last decade... First time I noticed this trend was when I couldn't play the Battlefield (3 or 4, can't remember) SINGLE PLAYER campaign because I wasn't connected to EA servers... Unfortunetly, it seems Activision has followed the trend. I really wish we could play zombies single player while offline and still earn and unlock things, and progress in levels. I can't imagine any reason why the game can't, at the very least, store our progress from offline games to be uploaded later when we connect! I got the game a few months after launch, so it seems I was spared the worst of the bugs and glitches. (i've only ever "blue screened" once since buying the game on Christmas) but I fear what may eventually happen: I am in round 65, i've maxed out many weapons and gotten thousands of headshots...suddenly I see: "Internet Connection Lost" some potential issue with Activision, PSN, or simply my own WIFI or electricity! What happens then? Do I just lose my hours of work from my current game?? This has not happened so far, but I chalk that up to "lucky me..."
  31. 3 points
    In what regards? But you are right, the suply drop stream or whatever it is called is a joke and the Black Ops pass almost costing as much as a new game is dumb, but all things considered I happily pay more to get more and never expect to get new content for free. I just don't get it for the Black Ops season we had to pay 60 bucks for the game and additional 4x 15 bucks. It is just insane how map packs got sold for 15 $/€ and almost nobody seemed to care. Activision just handles this whole show in a really bad manner and they always have been doing that. I just think it is strange that it took folks almost 10 years to notice that.
  32. 2 points
    First of all I'd like to nominate this thread to @Electric Jesus and @PINNAZ, as their past comments in posts of many years old unconsiously inspired me about a lot of the following content. Also, allow me to copy-paste parts of a short intro about the Hanford area I wrote a while back to get into the atmosphere: Hanford Site, WA Tranzit, as all of you might know, takes place in Hanford, Washington State, USA. The shape of the Columbia river, the roads and the railway are astonishing corresponding. Hanford was, and actually still is, an American scientific-military facility. Lets go back to the origins of the Hanford Works. In 1943, in the midst of World War II, the United States launched the construction of nuclear facilities in the area of the small town of Hanford. For the sake of winning the war, Hanford’s citizens were said to be relocated to new living areas and the area became fully restricted to enter. However, many citizens disappeared, not to be found ever again. Huge concrete constructions raised from the ground, miles of road and railway were created, and four electrical substations were built. So-called ‘tank farms’ appeared, which had a function in storing radioactive waste: Large, partly underground, waste cylinders. We can actually see a few in the Farm part of Tranzit, with 'infected' written in Cyrillic on it. Hanford had become a massive top-secret nuclear research facility, mainly focussed on forming plutonium. Subsequently, the area became extremely polluted with many types of hazardous elements and chemicals. It was in the drinking water of not only the workers, but also the citizens who lived some miles away. In their blood. In their cells. And many of them died not old. Two years later, 1945: Germany capitulated, and after the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan (of which as a matter of fact, one was created in the Hanford Works) the Second World War ended and the era of the Cold War had started. The United States faced a new strategic threat in the rise of the Soviet nuclear weapon program, also possessing the remnants of Group 935, and it expanded the Hanford Site. As the the nations were not merely in a space- and nuclear arms race, they were involved in a shadow race for element 115 as well. However, the US's 115 deposit in Nevada and Japan was limited, and since Griffin Station was overrun by the undead, they had to find a way to gain more of the element in order to continue this arms race against the Soviets. @Monopoly Mac came with the idea that the Hanford Site might have been a location where scientists, for the first time, succeeded in artificially creating the element. With help of their experience in nuclear and atomic research, as well as having the support of several ex-935'ers obtained through Operation Stapler, this American scientific organisation was able to generate 115. The barn at Farm has boxes with scratched off signs, possibly storing the element. By 1963, the Hanford Campus was home to nine nuclear reactors along the Columbia River, five reprocessing plants on the central plateau, and more than 900 support buildings and radiological laboratories around and underneath the site. It did nit only focussed itself on forming plutanion anymore, but ununpentium as well. Coincidentally, this was also the year the Broken Arrow gained approval to start... Green Run (1946-1962) Green Run was a secret US Government release of radioactive fission products in the populated area around Hanford, starting in 1946 and continued till at least 1962, when more experiments commenced. The purpose of Green Run was to test methods of detecting radiation from the Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons programs, since the released radioisotopes were supposed to be detected by the US Air Force reconnaissance. This unethical human experimentation led to the death of many more local civilians. But the experimentation didn’t stop at “merely” releasing the radioactive isotopes of iodine, plutonium, uranium and xenon in the area. As the facilities secretly generated Element 115 as well, much of this was leaked in the soil and water too, possibly with the purpose of testing how the Air Force could localize Soviet facilities working with 115. Hanford Sanatorium and MKAlpha The doctor-like zombie character models in Green Run wear a sign with 'Hanford Sanatorium' written on it. A sanatorium is a medical facility for long-term illness, most typically associated with treatment of tuberculosis, in the late-19th and 20th century before the discovery of antibiotics. In the United States, especially the West Coast became a popular spot for sanatoria. In 1910, tent cities began to pop up in different areas in this region, some described as places of squalor and shunned by most local citizens. Hanford is not confirmed to have had a for the outside world known sanatorium, but the fact that it isn't registered doesn't mean there never was any. Now all zombie models in Tranzit, whether it are doctors, patients or citizens, share a common feature: a wound in their backs, as well as their collars. James C. Burns, the voice actor of sergeant Frank Woods, told us to look at these identical wounds, hinting that it has a reason it is there. These imply that the undead were released from a hospital: the Hanford Sanatorium! It is most likely that the patients, as well as the locals from Town, were experimented upon. Why their backs and collars? It seems like the doctors were performing surgery in their spine, as well as their brain, to control cerebral function. The fact that they are now undead means that Element 115 was also included in these experiments. It could even be possible that the facility's leaking of 115, the infecting of the patients, was done for this purpose. The scientists could be trying to create a new undead super soldier army, or this whole experiment could have been part of Broken Arrow's Project MKAlpha, control over the brain through the usage of 115. MKAlpha was part of Operation MKUltra, the CIA's mind control program. This Operation included methods of brainwash due to physicial, mental, sexual torture, hypnosis and drug use, and the testsubjects were often illegally aqcuired. Several ex-Nazi scientists and investigation, taken during Operation Paperclip, also participated in MKUltra. Operation MKAlpha was a sub-project of this, investigating the use of Element 115 concerning this matter. "Ahh... The sleepy town of Hanford, Washington State. Where normal people go about their mundane lives in peace. Where nothing of note ever happens. If only it had stayed that way. One fateful night, the entire population of the town and its surrounds vanished - without so much as a trace." - Remnant tour guide Perhaps Hanford was their testing ground. And imagine the entire population of the United States doing as they wish. Imagine all the citizens of the Soviet Union doing as they wish! What Broken Arrow was researching here, was world domination.
  33. 2 points
    In the bunker beneath Camp Edward, a large world map can be found It highlights several locations across the globe, all appearing to be connected with or at least discovered by Broken Arrow. Here follows a short breakdown. America Hanford Campus: Application Testing Campus. This is the location where the Green Run event and Tranzit took place. It is interesting that they use the word 'Campus', which perfectly fits with Tranzit featuring Broken Arrow facilities spread over such a large area, rather than merely one laboratory conplex. Tranzit also shows this campus was connected with both a railway and a bus with a busdriver of the A.D.A.M. project. Camp Edward: MKAlpha Operation and Mining Operations. So this is Nuketown, the place both Alpha Omega and Nuketown Zombies take place in, located nearby Groom Lake. Apparently, they named it after the scientist that passed alot of scientists and German knowledge over to the Americans... This is the facility where the APD and mind control project was undertaken, as well as the A.D.A.M. project, which eventually led to the facility's abandonance. What is interesting is that this location features 'Mining Operation', while the 115 Depository is located in Groom Lake. Groom Lake: 115 Depository and Moon Teleporter Link Site. Also known as Area 51. Potentially one of the largest 115 sources on Earth, as well as the American's gateway to the Moon. Washington, DC: Broken Arrow Headquarters. As the Pentagon is located in the state Virginia, it appear that Broken Arrow has another facility at the US's capital (or this is an error of the developers?). There is a document found in Classified that talks about a major outbreak in Washington. Could this be connected with this HQ? Europe Dig Site: Potential Gateway. The Dig Site in Northern France doesn't seem to limit itself to Dimension 63... What is interesting is that it is not 'just' a 115 deposit, as Der Riese, Tunguska, the Rising Sun Facility, etc are all not mentioned in this worldmap. But the Dig Site is, and not as a 115 source but as a "potential gateway". To what? Could Broken Arrow have discovered the portals to the Crazy Place, a gateway to Agartha? And could this be the reason why this location is a source of 115 not limiting itself to merely one universe? London Office. Broken Arrow's station in Europe. I wonder why we haven't heard of this yet, and ehy it is located in the UK's Capital. Could it be connected with the London Outbreak of which we read about in the papers in Der Eisendrache? Weird, as Broken Arrow was founded years after The Iron Dragon, but timetravel might make everything possible. Has London, perhaps, have anything to do with the origins of our British friend? Africa Nothing is highlighted in Africa, while in Buried it appears that the CIA, CDC and Russman (who worked for Broken Arrow) knew about the Rift. My guess is that in 1963, the existence of the Rift was still unknown or it didn't even exist at all at that time. Asia Time Paradox Site: Potential Gateway. The mythical city of Shangri La, which seems to be located in the Himalayas after all. Just like the Dig City, this place seems to be referred at as 'Potential Gateway'. We knew Shamballah was believed to be a gateway to Agartha, but in this map it almost seems like it resembles Origins. Could Shangri La be a door to the Crazy Place as well? Or is it, like @Electric Jesus theorized, mankind's 'Ground Zero' of contact with the Aether, possibly being the place where the Keepers ascended to the world beyond ours (see the 14th comment). Broken Arrow could have known about the Lost City via Richthofen, Schuster, or Group 935 intelligence in general. It is also interesting to note that they referred to the location as a 'Time Paradox Site', confirming that they were very well aware of the Time Loop going on there, while we, oddly enough, never have encountered any Broken Arrow related things during the Eclipse. Province 22: Weapons Testing and Bios Testing. It appears that 'Die Rise' also has a crucial role in the Broken Arrow Program. Was it an American facility, or a joint Broken Arrow-China (and later SDC) research station? I wonder if the weapon testing here was done in just as ethical, humane ways as happened during the Green Run event in Hanford. The sleeping cages could have housed innocent, poor, forgotten laborers that felt victim to sciencific tests. Broken Arrow's pressence would also explain why the Perk-a-Cola machines are in Die Rise, and has also ties to the Jumping Jacks (as BA is, next to Group 935, the only organisation tht is known to have experimented on Nova-6 Crawlers, creating the Nova-6 Bombers and Jumping Jolts). The fact that this worldmap also referred to Province 22 as the 'Bios Testing' reminds me of the facility Russman was active, where the comics shows the bios were created/tested. This is also the facility the Die Rise TV is about, the one that is bombed by Broken Arrow personal. Is this in China? This would mean that when the incident occured, Russman was broke and homeless in China... Australia This continent does not exist in the Zombies Multiverse. @PINNAZ proof me I am wrong.
  34. 2 points
    Very interesting topic! About your Maxis quote: Now obviously he does not mean at any EXACT point in time because Primis tends to come to terms with the deaths shortly before each time, and there are delays that prevent them from arriving at any exact point, like Nikolai fighting back, Dempsey asking to do it himself, Takeo wanting to do it himself. By particular moment in time, Maxis could mean that the situation each of them is in is the situation where they have their immortal soul because the immortal soul does not stay at any one place at any one time. What would cause the immortal soul to transfer between dimensions exactly? Upon death the immortal soul is transferred to another living body across the multiverse that needs it. We have to remember time isn't always linear when you look at it from the Aether's perspective. This is essentially reincarnation. Nikolai dies in a fracture, then that soul is transferred to the newborn Nikolai of another dimension, who lives his whole life before being transferred again. It's possible before the invention of teleportation which split the multiverse that reincarnation existed within one universe, which would explain multiple Pablos and multiple Primises in D63. However, with Primis we still run into a chicken or the egg paradox. Looking at the situations that Dempsey, Takeo, and Nikolai were in when their souls were harvested, we may get an idea why Maxis specified these versions at these times. Takeo and Nikolai were surely on their way to death at the time. Takeo's body was being used by the plants that had controlled the island, and was barely alive when he was found. Nikolai was alone fighting in Stalingrad, not really caring whether he lived or died. The dragons would have likely destroyed his mech, killing him. What about Dempsey? We don't know a whole lot about the Deceptio fracture and what was going to happen to Dempsey on the Moon. It's possible his rocket was going to explode before it arrived. Or, with Richtofen gone there may have been a contingency plan where Griffin Station scientists would have to destroy him after a certain amount of time. We don't know the full story, but it must have been similar to Takeo and Nikolai's situations for him to be chosen. Now also notice that Maxis says after successfully collecting the souls: It seems the plan is that once they return to the house with the souls who are now children, all of their other selves across dimensions will be killed, thus preventing them from wreaking havoc across the dimensions. What makes harvesting the eternal soul so important, though? Without it, the soul of that being cannot be reincarnated in another dimension or within its own, and thus they never existed.
  35. 2 points
    If you will pardon me for my lateness, I will admit I am fully aware that I am that guy showing up to the party around 2 AM with a twelve pack and lots of energy only to find half the partiers have blacked out in their chairs, on the floor, or are stumbling around, only barely recognizable as sentient humans. In fact, this must be round 1! So let us begin. Early in the season, I heard a lot of people talking smack about this map - and while I was certified hyped when I saw the initial intro cutscene, something inside me expected to be disappointed. It was Five after all, right? And with all the weirdness of BO3, I found myself drained of motivation. I played maybe twice...and didn’t revisit the zombies menus. Hell, the perks had my head twisted, and besides, Blackout and Multiplayer were awesome! So here I stand, halfway through the season, in rapturous awe to hear such glorious radios, such logical follow-up to World at War and Black Ops 1, such a complete foreshadowing of Black Ops 2, and by golly, such exquisite voice acting as I feel I have not heard in years. Classified had filled a hole in my heart, and far from simply being a remake of Five, it is a masterpiece, a perfect creation. Below are my reasons: 1. It is visually captivating 2. It is audibly incredible 3. The movement*, the weapons**, the perks***, the damage****, and the map design are like a nature preserve for the zombies experience, promising to be a go-to for casual fun and nostalgia for decades to come 4. The Easter eggs...ah, the Easter eggs. They are accessible, they are rational, they are nostalgic, and best of all, they are RICH! Last Saturday morning, to start this new binge off, I launched WAW: Der Riese, and played all the radios and Easter eggs in the map, and was done before round 20 (I took my time). From there, I could continue playing to my heart’s content - or, I could keep going until such a time as I was fully satisfied. Regardless, I got the experience, my nostalgia was satisfied, and I could die in peace. Unless I’m chasing down that Round 150 Easter egg, this is how Classified will be for me for years to come, and I am excited beyond belief for that prospect. In fact, I can confidently say that this map takes its place alongside Moon and Der Riese as one of my favorite maps of all time, hands-down. Please, Treyarch...keep ‘em coming. PS, I’m still dark, and still exploring. Please wear ear protection, as I may make more sudden outbursts of excitement. *Movement: Throughout BO3, I found myself getting impossibly trapped by, what felt like, oversized "collision fields," or whatever that might be called. The zombies were brick walls - they could not be pushed or jostled, and in many occasions, I found myself staring ahead at a wide open gap, but my shoulder had collided with a zombie's shoulder, and no amount of movement on my part could dislodge me. ON CLASSIFIED, HOWEVER...I have not only slipped past zombies that would have stopped me cold in BO3, but in one beautiful, glorious moment last night, I Geronimo'd off the stairs and right atop a crowd of zombies, swarming to trap me...and I bounced off their heads to safety. I moment I will not soon forget **Weapons: For the first time since BO2, I find myself running excitedly to the box - even passing up tried-and-true wall weapons in favor of a good gamble, becuase so far, even the lesser weapons I've pulled have proven to at least tide me over. ***Perks: I don't know why the four-perk system is so appealing. I still wish there was a Juggernog machine we could grab a drink from, even if it did absolutely nothing. But as it is, the four-perk system makes life easier, and is a great way to customize each experience. If I had one more request (someone find me a genie...I could use at least 3 wishes), it would be for the old perk machines, though I can give them a pass in non-935 maps. ****Damage: I haven't attempted to fully understand how this works yet, but whatever it's doing, I like it. Sadly, it truly makes Juggernog obsolete, but the experience is so much more fun, considering how going down on Round 30 in the days of Juggernog often meant that what remained of the game would be a struggle.
  36. 2 points
    Man, it’s weird coming back to forums sometimes. I remember when I first joined this site, and there were frequent posters like Nightmare Voyager, and Stop Mocking Me, Deathbringerzen, and Slade just to name a few. And then they disappear without a trace and it just feels odd, even though I’m guilty of this myself. Sorry for the ramble, just felt like writing this
  37. 2 points
    Epithets of Athena include Pallas(girl) and Parthenos (virgin), living up to which, she is conspicuous amongst the gods for not indulging in illicit relationships with other divinities, demi-gods, or mortals. Other epithets were Promachos (of war) - perhaps referring to more patriotic, defensive, and strategic warfare, rather than attacking warfare, in contrast to her more aggressive, conflict-loving brother Ares, Ergane (of the crafts), and Nike (victory). The goddess was not to be trifled with as her transformation of Medusa into a Gorgon demonstrates, and her sense of justice was such that acts of impiety were swiftly avenged, as with the Archaean heroes following their capture of Troy and desecration of the goddess’ sanctuary. @anonymous
  38. 2 points
    I've been scouring for little story details and oddities from past maps that have been been abandoned/not addressed yet, and decided to make a thread compiling some of them, with my best guess at the answers. World at War Nacht der Untoten - The Second Outbreak: In 2009 through the Treyarch website a mysterious radio transmission could be found that stated, "Ever since the second outbreak at Nacht der Untoten, troops have been noticing strange radio transmissions and broadcasts taking place in the dead of the night” Apart from the fact that the area is referred to as "Nacht der Untoten" (Night of the Undead) in-universe, the biggest thing to take away from this is that there were multiple outbreaks at the airfield. @anonymous actually had a thread discussing it here. Possible Answers: This could be referring to the Black Ops version with Ultimis as canon, or it could simply be referring to the incident of the WaW version being the second outbreak, and the first being the reason it appears abandoned in the first place. - The Writing on the Wall: This is a question I've had in every map in the early days with chalk writing on the wall. Who is the one writing "Ascend from Darkness" on the walls? I can understand "Help" as someone was probably hiding out in that room from the outbreak. But the chalk drawings throughout the maps have served as cryptic directions for the player to traverse the map. "Beware the Six!", "Ascend from Darkness", "Look Up To See The Light" to name a few. Possible Answers: Knowing now that Monty has been the one meddling with the past to help us for as of yet unknown reasons puts many things such as this into perspective. He has confirmed himself as the reason for Perk-a-Cola creation, power-ups, and gobblegum machines. I think it is very possible that he is the reason for not only the chalk writing in the maps that guide the characters, but also the chalk weapon drawings. It would make sense as everything else he does subtly lends a hand to the characters without directly intervening. Rather, the chalk drawings, the powerups, the perks, all would allow Monty to place tools for Ultimis and the marines to use if they choose. - The Black Ops Loading Screen: This image has perplexed us for a long time, and frankly I'm still unsure of its meaning. Possible Answers: I'm unsure who the mysterious man travelling through time is meant to be. If not for the time travel element with the years, the image could easily fit in with the campaign of Black Ops, which centered around the Cold War and mind control. Verruckt - The Ultimis Dolls: In the Zombies Chronicles version, near a radiator on an upper floor, there is a light casting the shadow of a Richtofen doll, and on top of the radiator one can see dolls of Dempsey and Nikolai. These are the same dolls we see in Samantha's Room in Kino. Possible Answers: I struggle to find a logical reason these dolls would be here. A possible answer could be simply temporal displacement, while another could be that Samantha put them there. It is likely insignificant, but a little strange. Shi No Numa - HAARP Connection: In the Doctor's Quarters there is a note that reads, "It could be used to power HAARP...". HAARP is an American research program established in 1993 often associated in theories with Green Run. First of all, what is it doing in Japan? And how can it be here if in 1945 if it was not established until 1993? Possible Answers: This is an interesting one. I think it is possible in canon that HAARP was possibly established earlier, or was not publicly established until 1993, working in secret before that. As for it being in Japan, it being in the Doctor's Quarters, where Richtofen's supposed diary is found, I believe it may have been written by Richtofen around the time he made the deal with the Americans that we know of from Classified, as a sort of selling point for sharing research and 115 with them. Of course, Treyarch had no plans for Classified this early on, so I am not sure of their original intentions. Der Riese - Question Marks on the Loading Screen: For many years people have wondered what the question marks on the loading screen signify on the actual map, and why the layout is so different from the actual map. Some of the question marks are areas where paper scraps are located, others are not. Possible Answers: I think the answer is simple: This art is based on an early version of the map with a slightly different layout and playable area, and the question marks lead to where easter eggs such as paper scraps were going to be located. Another theory I have is these were perk locations, as there are five and early on there was a perk meant for Der Riese called Ammo-Matic. The art was already done when they changed the layout and they decided it was close enough to ship. - Creation of 115?: A note can be found reading roughly: "...is produced by bombarding an Americium-243 nucleus with a Calcium 48 nucleus. It then decays (writing is blurred)... after further decay a metastable isotope is formed. This leads us to believe that transference of matter is indeed possible, and even the re-animation of b... (faded, but it is presumed to be bodies)" Possible Answers: Though we have known since Shi No Numa about 115 originating from space in the form of meteors, this note seems to suggest that the element must go through this process of metastasis to have the effects we know of. That, or the note is referring to an artificial recreation of the element as supply was running short. I think this is more likely, as Americium was not produced until 1944, and info about it was not released to the public until November 1945, and 115 was being used to create zombies and teleport well before that. - Bees? Beads?: A torn note in German translates to, "The bees disappeared from Ludwigsdorf." Ludwigsdorf is a small village in Germany. Possible Answers: As far as I know, bees have not been a part of the storyline at any point. This leads me to believe that bees is either a translation of a mistranslation on Treyarch's part, or bees is meant to be code for zombies, which disappeared from this small town. Not much else to say about this. - Other Hidden Messages: A sign near the trench gun has three bullet points on a board with only one being readable: "Did not resist in Paris". A board near the C Teleporter reads "die glocke ist jetzt Mobile" (translated to "the bell is now mobile") pinned on the upper left, and "folgen Sie dem Gesamtplan" (translated to "follow the entire plan") pinned on the bottom right. There are four codes written using Illuminati symbols. Reading "Living Dead", "Edward is Alive", "Treyarch", and "To community, the fans, and our families. Thank You. We Shall Return." In Animal Testing on a board, "H. Yena, Edward I know it was you". Possible Answers: I have a good feeling these relate to story threads that were simply never explored and dropped. The Paris one as well as the image of the Eiffel Tower refer to the Paris map we did not get that was meant to be in Moon's place. The H. Yena one is interesting and could be referring to any number of things. We know now that Harvey Yena was a 935 scientist who went on to establish the Ascension Group in the Soviet Union after Group 935 disbanded. We also know that along with Peter McCain, Richtofen believed Harvey was a spy. The two may have had a rivalry, and this writing was about something petty. It's also possible this writing is Yena taunting Richtofen about something he knows that is far more serious, such as his dealings with the Americans. - Faithful Servant: A note reads, " To faithful servant, the seed has been planted, observe and report, Maxis must not know." Possible Answers: I have very little in the ways of answers for this one, and I feel it may be the most significant note, or it may have been back in the day before the story was developed. I don't know of many characters who could be referred to as "servants" besides Takeo to the Emperor, and Arthur to the Wolf King which have nothing to do with Der Riese. It's possible Richtofen has a servant who he was plotting with against Maxis, or maybe even more interesting Richtofen was a servant to someone, maybe even the Shadowman, and this message is to Richtofen. Black Ops Kino der Toten - The Utterly Confusing Loading Screen Audio: In the loading screen for the map, Richtofen is heard making an audio log: "Entry 741021! Perhaps the station will hold the key to the real goals of Group 935. I still do not trust my unconventional allies, but they are of great use to me. But, I digress. Who would have thought the MDT was capable of time travel? How many stations does this group have? Where did that little girl disappear to? Only time will tell what new questions awaits us in this... THEATER OF THE DAMNED! (static)" There is a lot very wrong here knowing what we know about the story. Firstly, he speaks of the theater as if he did not know it was a Group 935 station and he speaks as if he does not know what Group 935's goals were despite being a member. He clearly knew about Maxis wanting an undead army as he says as much in Call of the Dead's radios. He refers to the Matter Transference Device as the MDT. He asks where Samantha disappeared to, despite knowing she is inside the MPD on the Moon since in the Moon radios he tells Schuster and Groph to get her out and then they fail. Possible Answers: The obvious answer is this was written early on when Treyarch was not sure what direction they wanted to go with the story and was not sure how closely associated Richtofen was meant to be with Group 935. In-universe, it is possible Maxis kept this facility a secret from Richtofen, and now he is questioning what Group 935's true purpose was to Maxis and how many stations he actually established that Richtofen did not know about. MDT is likely just a typo in the script and a flub by Edward. As for Samantha, perhaps he is referring to her voice, which may have been calling to him but has not contacted him in some time. - Great Leap Forward: In the Wii version of Kino der Toten, audio can be heard from the project screen with accompanying video: "(Singing) These villagers were portrayed and propaganda'd films as happy and highly motivated, although in fact they were soon to suffer a terrible moral and physical collapse. Tens of thousands of people died as a result of industrial accidents in the hazardous conditions they were made to work in. The Communist party came up with a crude calculation; every worker will build one meter of canal and the project will end in three months. It actually took more than 10 years to finish the canal. During the Great Leap Forward, factory worker's hours were doubled and machines began to work non-stop. They were not even allowed to stop for maintenance and repairs, and so soon began to fall apart. Factories were ruined. At the same time, Mao announced another target for the Great Leap Forward. Steel production was to be doubled within one year. That production (static) only from heavy industry complexes, but also from small furnaces in villages. As a result of Communist ideology, Mao believed that workers power held a magical force. With that decision, tens of millions of Chinese set out to produce steel by amateur methods. Everything made of iron they could find, from door knobs to saucepans, was melted down in primitive furnaces in an effort to produce steel. Women cut off their hair and mixed it with the clay in the furnaces." Possible Answers: This is one of the strangest oddities in zombies ever. The Great Leap Forward's only connection to zombies is in the name of Die Rise's upper map which takes place in China. But what is it doing in an abandoned theater/Group 935 facility in Germany in 1963? The Great Leap Forward ended around 1962, and as the audio states, was a horrible era in Chinese history where people were worked to death in factories due to many food shortages as a result. The audio puts an emphasis on steel production. It's possible that the tower in Die Rise is built using steel from this era, and this was meant as a sort of hint towards a future map set in a Chinese tower. But it seems strange to plan that far ahead, and to only put it in the Wii version of the map. It's also possible it was just simply meant as a way to show the map takes place after the Great Leap Forward in the 60s. I am unsure if the audio is taken from an actual public domain documentary about the Great Leap Forward, or if it was recorded by someone at Treyarch. - Strange Writings: In the dressing room the names Samantha, Emilia, and Abigail are written surrounded by hearts. In the Pack-a-Punch room, there is writing on a bulletin board that reads "Durchhalten Männer, wir machen sie fertig" which translates to "Hold on men, we'll finish them." Underneath that a message reads "Ja, ja, sicher!" which translates to "Yes, yes, sure!" Also written, "Experiment 935 was successful", "Everything can be based off this model", "Schwarze sonne (German for "black sun")","114 Uuq","115 Uup", "Tomorrow the project will move into full production", "Why (sic) is up? Why won't it work?", "I know it was you Richtofen", "Help", "Energy Momentum" Possible Answers: The writing seems to imply Emilia and Abigail were friends of Samantha's. The two messages on the bulletin board seem to have no importance, and maybe they were simply lines from a film or a stage production, given that this is a theater? "Experiment 935", no idea. "Schwarze sonne" The Black Sun symbol is heavily related to the occult and Neo-Nazis. Referring to elements 114 Uuq and 115 Uup doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but for my own sanity I will not totally go into it and will chock it up to some overlooking on Treyarch's part. But perhaps Element 114 was meant to appear at some point as important. "I know it was you Richtofen" is very similar to the writing in Der Riese from H. Yena. However, this is at the Kino facility, which Richtofen apparently doesn't know about according to the loading screen, so Richtofen could have never seen this writing anyway. - Manhattan Down: In one of the upstairs rooms, letters are scrawled out on the floor stating, "Manhattan Down". This same message is in one of the intel pieces that pops up while a map is loading in Black Ops. But what does it mean? Possible Answers: Treyarch may have wanted to have a map in Manhattan at some point, or this is meant to imply that there are outbreaks occurring all around the world at this point. In Classified, we found out that the US knows about several outbreaks that have occurred since Ultimis came together, and there were multiple outbreaks at the Pentagon. It's possible there was one at an American facility in Manhattan as well. - Strange Pods: Around the stage area are some strange metal pods with organic beings inside. Possible Answers: The beings in these pods have been theorized by many people to be monkeys, early versions of nova crawlers, zombies, and even aliens. With the Zombies Chronicles version, however, the beings in the pods appear more like normal zombies. I think it is possible these were meant to store them safely while being tested on. Ascension - Gersh? When?: The poster for Ascension has always perplexed us, and Jason Blundell went on to confirm the bald man on the poster is not Richtofen, and the radio added in Zombies Chronicles implies that the man is Gersh and that Nikolai, Dempsey, and Takeo fought with Gersh at some point while Richtofen was away. Possible Answers: This event may have taken place in an alternate timeline where Richtofen abandoned Ultimis, as there is no hint anywhere that this ever took place in the original timeline. Gersh lost his body to the void and became an orb of light in Gorod Krovi. Shangri-La - Alien Skulls: On the altar near pack-a-punch, there are two skulls, one of what appears to be an early human or a monkey, and the other seems completely alien. Possible Answers: The skull may very well be the skull of a Vril-Ya, an ancient race associated with the MPD, which is what corrupted Richtofen and sent him to Shangri-La. It's possible they are the reason for the temple's intricate water system and time travelling ability. Black Ops 2 TranZit - Nacht: In the cornfield there is a more run-down version of Nacht der Untoten. Possible Answers: While intended as a little easter egg, I'm curious if this building is meant to be the actual Nacht der Untoten, sent through time and space similar to the western town sent to Africa in Buried. Or is it just a simple buidling that happens to look like it? - T.E.D.D.'s Quotes: There are many quotes that the bus driver will not say in-game that reference real life locations that the driver would take its passengers. Here is a full list. Possible Answers: We know now that T.E.D.D. was designed as a driver for Broken Arrow scientists to move around the Green Run facility. Some of the locations now make much more sense given this context, such as Groom Lake, HAARP, Fast Flux Test Facility, and Tehacapi Range. TEDD specifically mentions gathering top secret files and putting on special suits for some of these locations. We also know from the comics that there are multiple TEDD units as one is seen in the background, and these built-in quotes indicate there were many being used by Broken Arrow around the country. Many of the quotes also refer to popular vacation areas such as the Grand Canyon, also implying TEDD units must have been used by civilians. Most interesting of all might by "Put on your hoods and disembark at Bohemian Grove" which is a campsite used by an exclusive club that holds events with major world leaders, and is often associated with the free-masons and the Illuminati. Die Rise - Wanted Poster: As pointed out by @anonymous in this thread, we still do not know a whole lot about the purpose and history behind much of anything on the map. One particular mystery is a Wanted Poster of Tian Zhou, a prominent character in the Black Ops II campaign, with Chinese text that translates to: “WANTED This is a wanted man. XXXXXXX (7 words i cant figure out, i infer that its about where the man usually appears) He did everything evil. He carries weapon(s) of mass destruction. He is a dangerous man carrying weapon(s) of mass destruction, and he is suspected to be a zombie. For anyone who give us clues or help us capture this man will be rewarded 50000 Yuan.” Possible Answers: As anonymous points out in the linked thread, the building in Die Rise appears to be an SDC-occupied building that used to be or still currently is a sweatshop with sleeping cages and sewing machines, due to all of the SDC soldier zombies present. In the actual Black Ops II campaign, it is possible to reach a scenario where you must kill Tian Zhou, and by doing so he is replaced by someone less tyrannical and the SDC helps you in fighting Cordis Die. In the zombies timeline, the rockets from Moon are launched in October of 2025, while the events of the campaign ended in June, so most likely in the zombies canon Tian Zhou and the SDC were involved in scientific research into zombies research, and he was infected and turned. The Wanted poster refers to him as if he is intelligent enough to carry weapons of mass destruction. He may have been turned in the same way George Romero was in Call of the Dead, where he can still talk and make more intelligent decisions. Mob of the Dead - Jumpscare: On the roof of the prison, when you look towards the fireworks with a sniper rifle, an jumpscare will appear with the face of a man with a mustache. So far, he is unidentified. Possible Answers: Personally I am fine with the theory that he is meant to be Nero before Treyarch had chosen the celebrity cast and likenesses of the Shadows of Evil crew. Blundell states that he had thought through to the end of Black Ops 3 all the way back in Mob of the Dead, and there is a good possibility this was meant as some future reference to the mustached Nero Blackstone. Mob and Shadows are linked pretty heavily as well. Other theories include Russman, which doesn't really resemble the man that much, and also possibly the Warden but we have no idea what the Warden looked like before becoming Brutus, so no verifying. Another theory I do quite like connects with the Blood of the Dead Jumpscare, and that is that both of these are meant to be the Shadowman, with the Mob one being him in his human form before they had finalized his design. Origins -StG-44 in WW1?: In the opening cutscene, the German soldiers present at the dig site are using StG-44s, which were produced during World War 2. Possible Answers: A simple explanation could be that they were simply developed earlier in Dimension 63, but unlike the MG08, they are not stylized to fit the dieselpunk aesthetic of Origins and the time period, they are simply STG-44s as they appeared in real life. It's also possible that during the excavation, Group 935 uncovered the chalk drawing of it and/or the ancient mystery box and armed their soldiers that way. This same issue appears in Zetsubou No Shima, where soldiers on the WW2 Japanese boat are equipped with KN-44s. Black Ops 3 The Giant - The Plane: On top of the building near the power there is a plane very similar to the one used in Mob of the Dead. This same plane also appears in the sky sometimes in Shadows of Evil and Zetsubou No Shima. Possible Answers: We may see an answer to this mystery soon as the Aether story is not quite done yet. But there are many possibilities to discuss. One is that Primis minus Richtofen have been travelling through time and space while Richtofen was acquiring the Kronorium, and we have no idea what they were doing. They've been to many places such as Brazil and the Moon. We don't get to see how they arrive at Der Riese in the opening cutscene, and its possible they acquired this plane from Mob of the Dead, and have somehow used it to travel through dimensions, landing it there to try and stop Richtofen. This brings lots of questions up about how they acquired this plane, why they don't bring it up or use it again, and just what they were using it for all this time. This is obviously not all of the unfound secrets, just a lot of them that I could list before getting exhausted. I will continue to add more. Post any that I missed and discuss some of these in the comments!
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    First things first, I'm really glad you liked it. I'd say what it's important to remember is the fact that there is a being above all, known simply as The First One. We know incredibly little about him, however it could be speculated from Monty's "worm" quote in Revelations that he and the Shadowman are two halves of this lost deity. This also would explain why Monty can manipulate the physical world but seemingly not souls whereas that is the only thing the Shadowman can influence - A similar duality between Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca. In terms of "The Overlords", I wonder more and more if this was a bit of a misnomer on Treyarch's part, as the closest thing we've seen to an "overlord" is The Shadowman himself, unless the implication is he has "generals" of sorts serving under him, or overlord refers to the giant Apothicons that we've seen in SoE and Rev.
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    Hey everyone! It's been a while since our staff has made a major announcement like this. I'd like to preface by apologizing for not being nearly as transparent as I'd like to be with these new changes. You may have seen some new things coming our way if you've been watching us closely on Twitter (and receiving our email newsletters the past few months). With this new announcement, we - myself, the staff, and our new friends - are making big changes and want everyone to know what's going on. We're happy to announce that Call of Duty Zombies is officially a part of the Collateral Network! For those out of the loop, CoDZ is now being managed not only by myself, but our new friendos @AzzidReign and @Anubis. Both are involved with the popular gaming website Se7enSins and have expertise in running online communities similar to ours. After much discussion, we agreed that combining efforts would help bolster both our communities with the goal of creating a more expansive network under the Collateral title. What does this mean for me? I'll be the first to admit that I understand the idea of change can be scary. Ever since I became a part of the staff alongside @Hells Warrrior and @Boom115, we've worked tirelessly to operate CoDZ and ensure that our members always had an undead home to talk with friends, be involved in theories, and be provided with everything Zombies. Collateral Network will help us stimulate the community from it's [rather interesting, if you've been paying attention to the BO4 season] slumber with a myriad of improvements to the site, features, expenses, and most importantly, communication. This network involvement also means we're able to provide greater features and enhancements to the community (such as in-depth map tutorials, faster page speeds, improved filtering systems when looking up threads, and more) that are soon to come. Us administrators made sure to keep the theme and feel of our community in mind when determining what's to come. This place is our home, and has been for nearly a decade. As such, I've made a promise to keep the CoDZ-aesthetic the same no matter which direction we go. I have great faith in the new network conglomerate and can't wait to share for you all what we've got in store. This is a big push for us if we plan on keeping CoDZ alive and kickin', so let's spread the love! By the way - we DO have a giveaway at the moment with Collateral for a free RGB gaming chair. You should check it out and get your entries in.
  41. 2 points
    Hey all, Recently I stumbled upon some very interesting quotes that can be heard during the Buried Easter Egg. They do not merely inform us about what we exactly do, but gives us small pieces of information about larger topics as well: The Aetherial energy, one of the most important yet not so prominent topics in our story. Oh, and not to forget this. It is basically a must-read if you want to understand the following, but I guess those interested in topics like this know it already. So get yourself something to drink, and lets get started: The Lantern These quotes can be heard during the Lantern step. On Richthofen’s side, one must kill Witches that would release some kind of energy that would fill the Lantern. On Maxis’s side, however, one must kill zombies around the Lantern, releasing some kind of energy as well capable of filling the Lantern. In order to gain this energy, the players cannot kill the zombies theirselves but they must use Arthur or one of the buildable traps. According to Maxis, this is to not being corrupted by the errant energy. So why does Richthofen need pieces of souls of the projections of the Witch, while Maxis needs the souls of the undead. Actually, do the zombies still have a soul? Richthofen says that departed souls, the souls of the dead, leave energy in their physical corpse. Maxis speaks of energy contained within all matter, and energy contained in the zombies (“the power of the undead”). I don’t think we should speak of souls at all. The souls are already departed, gone to another place, the energy is what is left behind. This kinda contradicts the lyrics of Shi no Numa’s musical Easter Egg, the One, in which is made clear that the remnant of the mind of a zombie has a great desire to end their eternal damnation and find rest/to die, which seems like they still have a soul. This is not the case. It’s interesting as well that Maxis speaks about the energy’s capability to corrupt a human mind. Is the energy Dark Aetherial of origin? It would make sense, since the zombies are 115-infected, meaning that their minds are connected to the Dark Aether. As good ol’ @NaBrZHunter (I keep crediting you mate, you got quite a legacy here) spoke: Richthofen gives us the intel that there is more than one sort of energy, which might explain why he needed the Witches’ one, while Maxis needed the undead one. Positive and negative energy. Light and Dark energy. Good and Evil energy. This must have ties with Agartha and the Dark Aether, the Keepers and the Apothicans. Enlighted and corrupted. About this I have little to say, but I hope this topic will spark a discussion in the comments. The Amplifiers The Amplifiers are devices embedded in the ground, which seem to harvest the energy in the soil. I think the source of this energy might be the Rift, as the Buried Mining Town is located near to it. They amplify energy, eventually projecting it in the dimension around it. In Richthofen’s side of the quest, you must power up these devices even more with the Paralyzer. As the Paralyzer projects Aetherial energy (the same type of energy the Which releases in the Lantern, as the Witch is immune for the Paralyzer and the purple smoke it leaves looks the same as the Paralyzer’s electromagnetic ray), the energy the Amplifiers conduct must be Aetherial as well, hence I think it origins/has ties with the nearby Rift. What we can confirm with this as well, is that the Aetherial energy is electromagnetic. The Wisp A curious characterism of the Wisp is that it attaches to zombies. This makes me almost think of the Wisp being a soul, similar to the ball of light in Gorod Krovi representing Gersch’s soul. Because zombies don’t have a soul, the Wisp might “want” to attach to them due to their emptiness. But we must not fool ourselves: the Wisp is not a soul! Both Maxis and Richthofen speak about a ball of life energy. This energy is used to power the third Global Polarization Device. The difference between a soul and life force? I guess the most accurate description of soul is “what inhabits the body” and of life force “what keeps the body living”. The problem of the Wisp is that it has no body, so it might be someone’s life force pulled out of his/hers body. Who’s? I self can think of two options: A survivor trying to establish the Global Polarization Device for either Richthofen or Maxis before Victis came along. There is proof that many tried before, according to a quote of Richthofen: “So many others, so many games. Where do they come from, oh? Maxis does this all the time, you know. You are not the first.” The part “so many games” intrigues me. Is every game we ever played one other version of this attempt? Are “the others” we self, Victis? Is that why Stulinger is instructed not to think about it, because it would make him sad? This ties in perfectly with our next part. If you want to continue reading about souls involved in the story, I heavily recommend @Electric Jesus's theory about Quantum Immortality and @NaBrZHunter's (there you go again) theory about souls used as a power source. Actually, I recommend these theories anyway The tear in space-time Can anyone find out at what point in our game this tear in space-time is created? Interesting thing is that Element 115 is actually the fabric of space-time, the building brick of the multiverse. By messing around with the Aetherial energy previously, we might have changed something. To fix this tear, Victis had to travel through time, finding their own dead bodies. Are those versions of them in a earlier timeline/game, where they failed? Because the Timebomb is only capable of travelling BACK in time, and not to the future. So this cannot be Victis’ future, it must already have happened. I wonder, though, if the tear might have been observed by higher forces, or if Richthofen perhaps intentionally created this Rift in his race to ultimate power. Ultimate power With Richthofen in control, Samantha’s soul will be condemned to eternal damnation. Eternal damnation most likely stands for beneath existence. In other words, the Dark Aether, or Hell. The following quote is a part of a theory by Faust, but since I couldn't find the thread anymore so I can't link it, I have copy/pasted everything. I guess that is where Samantha is stuck in. An interesting thought is that when Maxis wins the Black Ops II Aftermath, Samantha's soul is taken to Agartha. Whether this is the same place Richthofen condemns her to, I don't know. Energy again. It is all about energy.I do believe this is the key concept during our entire story. But what exactly does it includes? It is electromagnetic in origin, but do you know the human brain and neuron system are in essence electronic as well? Electricity is not merely a technological thing. On top of this, mysteries forces have always interested us, forces known as Aura's, Chakra's and many more. I personally speak the truth when I say I can see Aura's when I focus myself....a bit. Merely the energy, not the colour-thing. And when you are tired and stretch yourself, what is that feeling streaming through your arms? There are weird feelings and forces all around us and within us. The Aether's energy might have been based on such thing.
  42. 2 points
    So I have moved the project over to itch.io. Please still feel free to comment here and ask questions, place suggestions, or offer up ideas for the project. https://unevenpixelstudios.itch.io/project-zombies As always, cheers!
  43. 2 points
    This says alot about your character. I just....its so unfair that you and Rad struggle with this, because you dont want to harm anyone. That spirit is just so good, and yet sorta punished (with depression or anxiety). I hope you can develop some kind of self-respect, because you are, both, AMAZING people. (Might have something to do with this and might not, but Rad, when I say something positive about a storybook chapter or thread you posted I feel like I always reply insanely positive. I'm afraid that you think the reason I do so is just...because I always do so or wanna make you happy or something. I want you to know that this is really really not the case, and that every time once again, you astonish me with your great works, and I cannot suppress my feelings. All my replies come straight outta my heart). @Steelie thank you for sharing, my friend. Hope things continue to improve for you. . You are both stronger than you think, and you are never alone
  44. 2 points
    Chapter 16: "... I Will Build My Church" is now up! It's got everything I love: character development, a little action, world building, and of course, monologues!! Also, Edward Richtofen! In all seriousness, I hope people like this chapter. Elements of it have been brewing in my head for a while and I can't wait to see where these characters go.
  45. 2 points
    1. Shi no numa. At the end of the day Nacht was the prototype map, and we love it for what it was. 2. Gimme 48 hours to update. Been in an Xbox mood lately. Probably gonna be AE. 3. IX. Probably in my top 5 maps of all time. 4. Shadows. Kinda uninviting for an on-disc map, but still a masterpiece in its own regard. 5. Buried. Voyage is great, but it looks like they finished making IX and were like “alright now lets make the harder / bigger IX.” Like it could be the “same map” but with just a different layout. Buried is just radically different. Hella buildables, unique mechanics, etc. 6. Der Eisendrache. Potentially my favorite map of all time honestly. Like the “story” of that map was so compelling. You saw the consequences for every step along the way in the easter egg, and it made sense and had a progression. Some easter eggs are just a bunch of disjointed steps that have nothing to do with anything, like why am I shooting this lantern? But Eisendrache was like, oh we gotta get into the safe, but we don’t know the combo, so lets go back in time and peep over the shoulder of the last guy to lock it, etc. it was like an actual story unfolding. Moon had a very compelling EE as well in the same way, but DE brought the first real boss fight, 4 elemental weapons, great contributions to lore, just tons done right. Some of my favorite cyphers. 7. TranZit. Screw the haters, it might not be the best, but I’ve had fun on TranZit. Denizens and lava suck, pack a punch sucks, jet gun sucks, but I prefer that over bootleg nacht. The map with the greatest potential room for improvement if they remaster. 8. Mob of the dead. Kino has a special place in my heart, but sorry, I have a tattoo of the afterlife eye, ez pick. 9. Verruckt. I’ve probably got way more play time on “five” than verruckt, but frankly, verruckt is just so nice. The first “real” map imo, atmospheric as hell, definitely comparable to five in terms of close-quarters-ness, but there ain’t no trench gun on five. Plus Classified just blows five out of the water regardless. 10. Ascension. I love Blood for its contribution to the story obviously, it’s just a really well done map narratively / thematically, but gameplay wise it kinda pales in comparison to IX for example. I’ve put an ungodly amount of hours into ascension, splitscreen, solo or otherwise. It really blew my mind coming out of kino, when the whole aesthetic up until then was nazi / axis stuff, then suddenly it’s a cold-war cosmodrome. From then on every map after that had a wildly different aesthetic. I think that’s where they really caught their stride and realized they could go anywhere. It’s also like the perfect example of how the zombies story is told in like a vignette format, like each map is a brief snapshot of a large timeline that we aren’t privy to. You spawn in on a lunar lander like “how the hell did we get here?” and just immediately have to start deducing stuff based on dialogue and surroundings. Nice. 11. Shangri-la. Zetsubou was a good map, glitches aside, but there wasn’t really anything there storywise. We knew we were coming for Takeo’s soul. Shangri-la was also a kinda “filler-map” in terms of it being a small step in richtofen’s grand scheme, but they wove it into the story of Brock and Gary, which was really interesting and set up major themes for the series. Zetsubou didn’t really feel like its “own” map in the same way. 12. Classified. Weird choice maybe, but i dunno man, Classified is like the “The Giant” of BO4, and I think I can’t help but favor it just by virtue of the fact that it’s in BO4. I just love the specialists, perks, elixir systems and such, and it feels really good. Perfect example of the Takeo Effect: take something disliked, shelve it for a few years, then bring it back in a more badass form and it instantly becomes everyone’s favorite. Some combination of nostalgia and the realization of potential that you always saw there. Classified doesn’t compare to Gorod in terms of its epic scale story wise and emotionally, but Classified is so OG with the radios and the storyline developments, and the aesthetic is killer. Winter’s howl ate its wheaties this time around. Just so much to love. Ultimis Cast. 13. Der Riese. No contest. 14. Call of the Dead. Hell yea. I really reeeeally hope they remaster Town though. I love the minimalistic maps like nuketown, and with bo4 mechanics it would be lit. 15. Origins. Everybody likes Oranges.
  46. 2 points
    Heyo, CoDz family. I am 4 days late, but you know what they say: If life gives you a delay make lemon juice. Just wanted to check in with you fine folks and read what life has in store for you folks in 2019. Of course more zombies content, but if you feel like it, then you can also write about your life. The past six months have been very quiet for me, which was a nice change of pace cause 2014 til 17 have been very grueling for me. From what it looks like I will be able to properly start to work this year, though I am scared as hell about that. More specifically about not being able to deal with the people around me and setting the bar too high for myself which only leads into disappointment, but I will try my best. Other than that I became a two time uncle this past year, cause my brother got a baby girl and seing both little children experience Christmas is truly something beautiful. I am looking forward to KH3 and the new Star Wars episode this year and Sekiro. Other than that I have no expectations for 2019, cause it will be shit anyway. haha Unless BO IIII keeps geting good maps. haha I don't have much more to say other than thanks for sticking with us. ily xoxo
  47. 2 points
    (PS4, BO4) I usually play on casual unless i'm doing EE, then I play on normal. Frag: wow, they can make crawlers?? i figured that was removed, unlike in the old games. maybe equipment is weaker on higher difficulties? Acid: same deal as frags, one hit kill on casual Clay: i like em. only problem is i'll forget where i place them and i'll run through one with a train and it will backfire on me Wraith: easily my favorite. fast and deadly. great for reviving teammates (throw one at their downed body and it is basically a shield while you are reviving them) and they are great shields while being swarmed at the box or PAP! my only complaint is that it seems like TA nerfed them. they used to be instant kill, now it takes a second or two to get it done Sentry: hate it. slow to recharge, slow to deploy, limited rotating horizontal field of view. limited deploy areas. and it only lasts a very short while! my highest round on casual is 69, but to be honest i haven't tested specifically they longeivity of any equipment damage. all i can say is that i usually run with Wraiths and they have never let me down!
  48. 2 points
    Well, looks like Treyarch just released more content info that is now accessible across all platforms. Specifically, Zombies has a couple of adjustments and new features now available as listed below: New Gauntlet: "Death-Con Five" 30 rounds of unique "Classified" challenges Follows same 10-20-30 rewards similar to other gauntlets New Perk: Ethereal Razor Provides health gain and increased melee damage PC - New Public Playlists Includes the following playlists: Featured Gauntlet Latest Released Map Chaos Maps Aether Maps Rush No new intel regarding DLC2's upcoming Zombies map.
  49. 2 points
    Chaos Theory Chaos Theory is a branch of mathematics focusing on the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. "Chaos" is an interdisciplinary 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. Unlike fixed-point attractors and limit cycles, the attractors that arise from chaotic systems, known as strange attractors, have great detail and complexity. Strange attractors occur in both continuous dynamical systems (such as the Lorenz system) and in some discrete systems (such as the Hénon map). Other discrete dynamical systems have a repelling structure called a Julia set, which forms at the boundary between basins of attraction of fixed points. Julia sets can be thought of as strange repellers. Both strange attractors and Julia sets typically have a fractal structure, and the fractal dimension can be calculated for them. Aristotle believed the four physical elements (Fire, Water, Earth, Air) were changeable, and Alchemist ran it from there. The belief was that metals were living, growing beings and could change into other substances. Metals were all composed of the four elements, but were in opposite stages of maturity during their journey to Spiritual Perfection. The theory, then, was that by distilling a substance down to its elemental form and creating the perfect balance and proportions of the different elements, you could purify matter and transmute one substance into another. The ultimate goal was to turn immature base metals like lead into higher metals like gold by releasing their perfect state, or Quintessence. :PAUSE: Breathe. :RESUME: One of the best-known European alchemists, the 16th-century Swiss physician Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus, called the aether element “the substance of stars and souls.” Isaac Newton, a passionate Alchemist, described it as “the perfect Elixir ... our gold ... red virginal milk most fragrant and healthy.” In essence, it was a pure and perfect spirit concealed in all things—both chemically and spiritually. The Alchemists’ quest for gold wasn’t just a technique of metal science. This was Christian Europe, and Alchemy became more than chemical it sought after the spiritual. Metals and Mortals.. Purification was an alchemists representation of humans striving to perfect the soul. Achieving gold was like knowing God. The Holy Grail of alchemy was the legendary Philosophers Stone, which wasn’t a Stone at all. It was a misunderstood substance that could isolate the pure essence of a material and change it into something else, namely gold. In the medicinal corners of alchemy, it was also known as the Elixir of Life, a universal cure that could bring eternal life. the Stone was the physical representation of the concept of perfection, or Quintessence itself. In fact it was sometimes called the lapis aethereus, Latin for “Æthereal Stone.” Let me tie in our lastest bit of story line material given to us from Dead of The Night. “Prima Materia” Prima Materia, materia prima or first matter, is the omnipresent starting material required for the alchemical magnum opus and the creation of the philosopher's stone. It is the primitive formless base of all matter similar to chaos, the Quintessence, or Æther. Prima Materia is sometimes attributed to Aristotle. It in fact was also an earlier idea that can be found in the philosophy of Anaxagoras, who described the nous in relation to Chaos. (Pedophiles' cosmogony is also relevant.) According to Anaxagoras All things have existed in some way from the beginning, but originally they existed in infinitesimally small fragments of themselves, endless in number and inextricably combined throughout the universe. All things existed in this mass, but in a confused and indistinguishable form. There was an infinite number of homogeneous parts (ὁμοιομερῆ) as well as heterogeneous ones. The work of arrangement, the segregation of like from unlike and the summation of the whole into totals of the same name, was the work of Mind or Reason (νοῦς). Mind is no less unlimited than the Chaotic mass, but it stood pure and independent, a thing of finer texture, alike in all its manifestations and everywhere the same. This subtle agent, possessed of all knowledge and power, is especially seen ruling in all the forms of life. Its first appearance, and the only manifestation of it which Anaxagoras describes, is Motion. It gave distinctness and reality to the aggregates of like parts. Decease and growth represent a new aggregation (σὐγκρισις) and disruption (διάκρισις). However, the original intermixture of things is never wholly overcome. Each thing contains in itself parts of other things or heterogeneous elements, and is what it is, only on account of the preponderance of certain homogeneous parts which constitute its character. Out of this process arise the things we see in this world. Arcane Alchemists describe the prima materia using simile, and compare it to concepts like the Anima Mundi. Anima Mundi: according to several systems of thought, an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, which relates to our world in much the same way as the soul is connected to the human body. Plato adhered to this idea and it was an important component of most Neoplatonic systems: Dead of The Nights Official Song includes our beloved story vocalist Elena Sigman. I want to bring attention to this portion of the song as it is not coincidence. 1. Who is looking at the Earth? I’M waiting for some one to come here and kill me and become apart of me break them and make them me. Where was it you were before. (Where are you) Who are you and Where are you now? Show me someone who will never die Die like me. Ill show you something that is always alive and dying to find.... And mine is a Mystery. *De Profundis Clamavi* "Out of the depths I cry out" Sol and Luna most frequently symbolize consciousness and the unconscious, respectively. Fiery Sol, the Sun, whose corresponding metal is gold (or sulphur), is the source of warmth and light (gold was often called "the sun in the earth"). Watery Luna, the Moon, whose corresponding metal is silver (or salt), is dark and cold (water and spirit are often identical; water also holds death-rebirth symbolism). Sol and Luna are equivalent to the Yang (positive, male, assertive) and the Yin (negative, female, receptive) in Taoist philosophy, whose reciprocity is the reason for all events of the universe. and Luna are equivalent to the Yang (positive, male, assertive) and the Yin (negative, female, receptive) in Taoist philosophy, whose reciprocity is the reason for all events of the universe. Luna and Sol often appear as White Queen and Red King; the symbol of this relationship is a rose. This relates to their symbolism as the anima, the female principle within a male personality, and the animus, the male principle within a female personality, respectively. Jung called this aspect a "medium between the ego and the unconscious. This is reminiscent of Rubedo, in which Luna becomes a man, whereas Sol becomes a woman. According to Jung, both aspects are crucial to their corresponding Self, and their realization is achieved through relationships with people of the opposite sex. The alchemical concepts of Sol and Luna seem to be the unconscious projections of the animus and the anima Luna is often called Anima Mundi, the World Soul which surrounds cosmos, half-human half-animal Melusina, or even Lilith. As Melusina, she is similar to Virgo, who is often associated with the Mercurial Serpent. As the Moon, Melusina is also compared to Venus or Aphrodite, not unlike Mercurius. Similarly, Melusina as Lilith, is the first wife of Adam in Paradise, (Shangri-La*) whereas Mercurius is often associated with Adam before the Fall. It is only natural to represent Mercurius as the anima, which alchemists often did. The sun represents the masculine principle and the logical or reasonable aspect of the mind; the moon represents the feminine principle, the realm of dreams and the subconscious. The two united offer the means of magical transformation — a combination of conscious desire and subconscious activation. To become magically adept, the male and female aspects of the self must be fully recognized and integrated. The balanced individual, fully acknowledging the anima or animus within, is thus the HermAphrodite. This is the true goal of the alchemist It has been used to describe personal and spiritual transmutation in the Hermetic tradition, attached to laboratory processes and chemical color changes, used as a model for the individuation process, and as a device in art and literature. The magnum opus has been carried forward in New Age and neo-Hermetic movements which sometimes attached new symbolism and significance to the processes. It originally had four stages More to come today don't worry.. One must grasp the Great Work Fellow survivors! this post will update with juiciness shortly
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    Thanks to @RadZakpak's recent post I was being reminded to the mysterious Wallwritings in Black Ops I's first zombie map, Kino der Toten. The meaning of each of them is rather...symbolical, and hard to tell. Every player might have it's own thoughts about them. But I have tried to write down some straight facts, among with my own thoughts, trying to decipher those messages left behind on the walls of this damned theatre. Shout out to @PINNAZ's Zombies Library, once again a usefull tool for threads like this. BEWARE OF THE 6! Beware for what? What is meant with six? It might have been a reference to Nova-6, a biochemical weapon initially produced by doctor Friedrich Steiner in the final years of the Second World War. The original Nova 6 test site was located in Poland, possibly in Lower Silesia: the area where Group 935's 'Der Riese Waffenfabrik' was located as well. There is proof that Group 935 cooperated with Steiner's work, or at least took advantage of it, as the sciencific group had done experiments containing both Element 115 and Nova-6, genetically creating our stinky enemy, the Nova-6 Crawlers. These creatures appeared for the first time in Kino der Toten, as the Kino Facility might have been the (main) testing ground for these experiments. The sentence "Beware of the 6" would be a fitting one, indeed. What is interesting to note as well is the writing on a paper that can be found in Kino der Toten. This message is a note from the Illuminati to FS ER (Faithfull Servant Edward Richthofen). Tabun and Sarin are both nerve agents used as chemical weapons, and might be tied to the Nova-6 gas. I'm not diving too deep in this, but what is interesting is that the Illuminati writes that one should be wary of the Doctor, and they wonder how he got in this time and place. This must be Richthofen as well, right? Are there two of them, or is ER possibly another Illuminati member that was infiltrated in this Group 935 facility? Wacky stuff. There are more interpretations of this wallwriting, however. There are theories that the 'Six' refers to the sixth dimension, as the souls of the characters are stuck in time (think of the Der Riese clock). Six could also refer to Fluffy being testsubject number 6, and Hellhounds spawning around round 6. There are also a bunch of items around the map that can be counted six times: 6 generators in the generator room, 6 interactable fuseboxes (Remember Nikolai's quote: "I think we should find the fuseboxes") and six out of bounds blank portraits. BRIMSTONE TO DAMNATION Fire and Brimstone is an expression of God's wrath in the Bible. In Genesis 19, God destroys the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah with a rain of fire and brimstone (meteorites??). The term is also used sometimes to describe a Christian preaching that uses vivid descriptions of judgment and eternal damnation to encourage repentance. Could these "Hellish" and "eternal damned" words refer to the forces of the Dark Aether? Brimstone is also another name for Element 16: Sulfur. Interesting enough, sulfur is one of the three compartiments that were used to create Nova-6. AETHER PROJECTIONIST Well okay, admitted, exactly 'Aether projectionist' it doesn't say. The first word, Aether, is written in Illuminati language, meaning that the Illuminati had something to do with this. A projectionist is a person who operates a movie projector. Seems like this writing is really tied with it's location. Now I'm gonna quote something from a prior thread. World domination. Enslaving of the human race. Also, here is a quote of Richthofen upon entering the theatre: Next to the wallwriting, there can be seen Illuminati symbols on a variety of locations in the map. Why were they so involved in the Kino facility? KNOWLEDGE ITSELF IS THE FOR TAKING This sentence can be interprented very broad, but it immediately reminds me of the Kronorium. During the final chapters of the Aether story, 'Knowledge' was basically a synonyme for that book. I have no idea why it would have ties with Kino der Toten, however, so there might have been hinted to something else here. What knowledge? Can it refer to the brain/mind studies done here, as I talked about previous Wallwriting. The experiments in Kino der Toten were pretty revolutionary concerning this topic. Samantha Emilia Abigail JD We all know this one. Is it Samantha's full name? The heart right of it could also hint it are three friends. What strikes me is the name Abigail. Not only is it the first name of Misty, it is a real English name as well. Maybe Abigail was the daughter of another English scientist working for Group 935 at the Kino facility. Samantha, Emilia and Abigail were all girls 'abandoned' by their fathers, playing in their working area, possibly naughtily written their names with chalk somewhere on the wall. Who or what JD stands for, I wouldn't know. Diving in the old stuff is really fun...

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