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  1. 3 points
    Okay so I may have just cracked this thing back wide open again, as I totally forgot this document from Classified: "one cosmonaut space suit and one lunar lander - coordinates to be specified" So the reason they just so happen to find a lunar lander in Kino is because Richtofen TOLD THEM to put it there. Now, his deal with the Americans was around August of 1945, still well before Operation Shield and teleporting Maxis. I have many questions... 1. How did he know he would end up at the theater? 2. How did he know he would then need to go to Ascension to get his diary back? Surely if he knew in advance he would accidentally go to the future and lose his diary, he would just, you know, not lose the diary? 3. The Soviet space program did not begin until 1956, so how in the fuck would the Soviets know how to make a lander or cosmonaut suit to place at the theater? Surely they didn't wait over 10 years after Richtofen made his demands and they had collected their scientists and research, then go back to look at his demands and think, "Oh, that's what he meant.", and then proceed to go through the trouble of placing a lunar lander and suit in a precise location near a theater in Berlin? 4. Does this suggest Kino actually is in East Germany? Or did they somehow sneak this stuff into West Germany, again, on the demands of a missing man from ten years ago in a deal that you already got your benefits from? It's also possible he specified they place the lander and suit somewhere in their own territory, and after Kino Ultimis goes through some wacky hijinks crossing the Berlin wall to get to it. That still doesn't answer how the Soviets would fullfill that request or how Richtofen would know he would need it. The only logical explanation that does not involve dumb luck is that Richtofen somehow had access to the Kronorium, and with information from the future he decided to go through with the normal timeline of events, to potentially try and break the cycle with Victis and get them on his side. This only brings up more questions, like how Richtofen would acquire the Kronorium. This is all hurting my head.
  2. 2 points
    You just can't do this sort of thing anymore. You'd get smacked the fuck up in seconds with the new AI if you tried this, even with being able to take 4 hits now. The days of these kinds of epic videos coming up all over the place where players manipulated the AI to make insane looking cutbacks and dodges and everything, are gone. The zombies AI was just so much more fun to work with back then.
  3. 2 points
    Whoa, there's a lot here I need to catch up on, but from the earlier posts discussing galvanism and the potential 115 has for interfering with the nervous system were fascinating. A few bullet point theories come to mind: 1. It seems to me that 115 overloads the sensory neurons of living test subjects, and when properly calibrated, can actually dull pain receptors while increasing the rate of healing, with memory loss as a side effect due in part to misfiring neurons and in part to deprivation of sensory input, because with a loss of pain comes a loss of sensory pleasure as well. Without pleasure or pain serving as mental milemarkers, nostalgia decreases, and previously programmed memories are not as easily re-minded. Bodily functions continue due to the depth of programming (45 years of walking, talking, and taking shits is harder to override than memories of loved ones and life back home). On a related note, perhaps this is why Richtofen is so sexually disordered, being a borderline necrophiliac and whatever you would call someone who is turned on by non-sexual inanimate objects like guns and tools. LOL! 2. In the case of a corpse, the 115 re-loads the central nervous system, but the neurons have already broken down and can no longer be re-synced with the occupying life force. It seems to me that neurons are that messenger between a conscious nervous system and ones' life force. This would explain why Dr. Lehman's use of gaseous 115 (presumably Nova 6) was effective in creating a controllable zombie, as the test subject was alive at the time of the dosing, and after death, reanimation followed immediately, effectively stabilizing decomposition and maintaining the neural activity. This would also explain why the APD and MPD are capable of controlling zombified beings, essentially bridging the gap between a consciousness (the controller) and the rogue nervous system (the zombie). Furthermore, this explains why controlled zombies never stop to eat their prey: it's the controller who actually selects and pursues the targets via the zombies. The controller is "rational," not animalistic and uncontrolled. Taking this crazy theory even further, it explains why killing zombies gives the controller more power. Think of the controller as a single programmer with a command line interface, but limited processing power. The controller programs the shattered neural systems to follow her will, essentially to "run her program" (kill Richtofen and his minions), and she can do so in bulk. As zombies die, that frees up processing power for her to reallocate to new zombie targets. Once the program is installed and running within the hijacked neural system, however, each zombie becomes a signal repeater which can multicast the program to more targets using electromagnetic radiation emanating from the overloaded neurons. This explains why outbreaks are local, and zombies spawn ahead of you and around you as you run. The zombies pursuing you are radio transmitters. Fuckin creepy if I say so myself. Back to work now. LMAO
  4. 2 points
    Hmm, so looking up 'mesmerism' @Mattzs , also known as Animal Magnetism, is about passing over an electromagnetical energy current via a person's Aura to the person itself, healing him/her. About Auras (a pseudosciencific explanation): Solid looking matter is made up of pure energy which is vibrating at a specific frequency which gives matter properties like shape, size, texture etc. These solid looking objects like a pen, book and even the molecules, atoms and cells in our bodies for that matter are actually made up of vibratory energy particles like electron, protons , neutrons and further more tiny particles. So when these particles vibrate in their nucleus, a small electrical impulse is generated in our body and according to the famous law of physics “When there is a electrical field around a body, a magnetic field gets developed automatically”. So the tiny electrical impulses in our body results into the formation of a magnetic field around our body which is actually know as the Aura- electromagnetic field of the body. The Aura is a person's electromagnetic field! Since everything in this universe is made up of the same constituent particles electron, protons, neutrons etc that means everything has an Aura. And if we keep on expanding these so called elementary particles we reach a point where we find nothing but pure energy vibrating at the very essence of these solid looking objects. Everything in this physical universe is nothing but energy which connects to everything in the universe. So yeah this, along with mesmerism, is definately interesting matter, as an Aura is actually by some believed to be our Life Force. And back to the original topic, this can be affected/manipulated by Earth's magnetic field and Leylines, so our total energy is part of a wider field. What I find odd though, is that the undead also still seem to have this Life Field, as the Aether occupant is able to control it and upon killing them, in cases like charging the MPD, the Apothican Eggs, the Origins Chests, etc, they still hold Life Force. So does an Aura and thus a soul remain in a body after dying? Anout the EMP, or Electromagnetic Pulse, this basically creates an explosion of electromagnetic noise that blocks radio waves and fries circuitry. So as long as the pulse is active, the controller cannot communicate, as the frequencies are all blocked by radio noise. When throwing an EMP near the magic box, the box closes. When throwing an EMP near a Perk-a-Cola machine, the machine will temporary not work. When throwing an EMP near a group of zombies, the light in the eyes of them will vanish and the zombies become passive. All because the EMP has temporary severed the connection between Aether/115 and the concerning object or subject. But this is also proof that zombies are revitalised by 115 due to its electromagnetic properties. Also, our buddy Nabrzhunter noted the similarity in response the mystery box has to the EMP. The EMP interrupts the signal from the MPD, locking the controller out of his Aethereal access to that area, so he can no longer 'insert' weapons or objects into that time via the portal known as the mystery box due to that disconnect. Note that the box is still there, the same way the guns you have previously purchased are still there because they have already been completely manifested and are now physical and out of the reach of the controller. However, the guns remain guns and the box remains nothing but a box. I believe Black Ops II entirely revolved around this subject, wheras Victis had to activate so-called Global Polarization Devices. Polarization in electromagnetism refers to the way how the electrical fieldvector vibrates, though my knowledge lacks any more understanding of that subject. The most important thing is that once the Towers are activated, it seems like either Richthofen or Maxis controls the planets magnetic field or something, enabling them to either 'mend the Rift', or using its energy. @RadZakpak Good reminder about Maxis contacting survivors only through electric devices. It could be very possible that he uses the MPD as some kind of broadcast antenna or something, but that leaves the question: Why can't Richthofen do this? He only seems to be able to communicate via 115. Concerning Corvus, that what you said pretty much convinced me that it is tied with Broken Arrow and the main story. It could taking place in another fracture or something, or the universe it takes place in itself is a creation of Broken Arrow. It is multiple times mentioned that the organization is about 'opening new worlds'. Could the 'Corvus Universe' be some kind of Test World created by Broken Arrow, where they did experiments revolving AI, transfer of consiousness and Nova-6? Seems a bit far off but it is interesting enough for me to look into that matter later. Good point!
  5. 1 point
    Richtofen's eternal soul was collected from Dimension 2210 between Origins and The Giant, so by all accounts, all Richtofens should be soulless if we are following the rules. All this leads me to believe there are two, maybe three components to make a living being: 1. The Eternal Soul: Only seems to be collectible from one particular version at any time, and once it is collected, memories from all other versions start to bleed through to each other. As long as the Eternal Soul is present in the House, Dr. Monty can wipe away all other versions of that being. 2. The Soul/Aura: What makes each being special. While Richtofen can be soulless, his eternal soul stored in the house, there is still a special "Aura" present that makes him unique, and can be transferred between bodies. Richtofen has gone from his own body, to Samantha, to several Zombie bodies, and back to his own body. The Aura may actually look, outside the body, like the ghosts of Alcatraz. 3. Life Force: This may potentially be the same as the Soul/Aura, because for example, Zombies in Die Rise seem to be screaming out in terror, as if some part of their original "Aura" is there. However, I also point to Richtofen's empty body, which Pernell notes has "no brain activity", but is still very much alive. There is no eternal soul or aura present, but something is keeping it alive. This may also be what is collected in canisters, and what is given to ADAMs by the Elemental Shard.
  6. 1 point
    Hey all! So today I wanted to share a thread about a subject quite some members here (notably @caljitsu , @The Meh and @NaBrZHunter) inspired me after reading their topics and discussions here on the Forums or our CoDZ Discord, so all props to them please! Without any doubt, I have excluded some major information and story/gameplay references, but I wanted to have this thread posted this evening, to give y'all some interesting brainfood. Ah well, it's already almost 1AM here but the UK and Americas might still be awake (You can read it with spleenbreakfast, @Lenne, my dear). Enjoy, and don't forget to share your own thoughts! I'll start with Leylines. Anyone knows what that are? (Sees a few raised hands) Okay so, Ley lines are believed to be a series of metaphysical connections that link a number of sites, such as Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Giza and Macchu Picchu around the world. Essentially, these lines form a sort of grid or matrix and are composed of focussed spots of the earth's natural energies. It could be called the Earth’s magnetical veins, nexuses of energy. These lines appear in most cultures and traditions, spread across the globe, and usually the names given to represent these invisible lines are translated to an equivalent of 'spirit', 'dream', or 'energy' paths. Most of these locations happen to be on mountains, man-made mounds, stone circles, pyramids or beacons. Some believe these lines are the flow of Earth’s magnetic field. For example, practitioners of the Chinese art of Feng-shui, try to determine the flow of 'lung-mei', or 'Dragon currents'. The main paths of the forces were believed to be determined by the routes of the sun, moon and five major planets. We know that the Earth is encompassed within a magnetic field. The strength and direction of the magnetic currents vary according to the position of the sun, moon and closer planets. The magnetic field is also affected. You could imagine that when the Earth was blown into bits, the magnetic field and leylines were altered and the force decreased. This heavily severed the Aether’s, and thus Richthofen’s connection with Earth, limiting his power. Now some time ago, @RequixEclipse shared a discovery by several global space-organizations of ‘hidden portals in Earth’s magnetic field’. Observations by NASA's THEMIS spacecraft and ESA’s Cluster probes suggest that these magnetic portals open and close dozens of times each day. They're typically located a few tens of thousands of kilometers from Earth where the geomagnetic field meets the onrushing solar wind. Most portals are small and short-lived; others are yawning, vast, and sustained. Tons of energetic particles can flow through the openings, heating Earth's upper atmosphere, sparking geomagnetic storms, and igniting bright polar auroras. From my understanding of this, it appears that Earth’s magnetic field is capable of generating portals. Back to the leylines, the energy nexuses of the magnetic field. Mythologies say that the Vril-Ya used rods harnessing and conduiting this energy, they called ‘Vril’. As I explained this in a prior thread concerning the Weapons of the Ancients, a Vril staff is an object in the shape of a wand or a staff which is used as a channel for Vril. The narrator of the book The Coming Race describes it as hollow with "stops", "keys", or "springs" in which Vril can be altered, modified, or directed to either destroy or heal. The staff is about the size of a walking stick but can be lengthened or shortened according to the user's preferences. We have actually seen such staff in Call of the Dead, Moon and Der Eisendrache (most likely all being the same one). We also see so-called ‘Amplyfiers’ in the map Buried, which amplify and project the energy. Blood of the Dead for the first time confirmed the existence of laylines in the zombies canon, in which it is revealed that Alcatraz is located at such nexus. This could explain why the Native Americans mentioned evil spirits they purportedly encountered on the Rock long before it became a federal prison. You see, bones and artifacts unearthed by archaeologists on the island have indicated that it might have served as a burial ground for Native Americans, and for some mysterious reason there are burial mounds and monuments made at a lot of leyline locations. It is believed that these locations, and the rituals around them, are ‘Death Roads’ or ‘Spirit Paths’, places where the spirits of the deceased can move away to find peace. In Buried, Richthofen says that departed souls leave residual energy in their wake, and now you might see where I am getting at. Is ‘Life Force’ electromagnetic in origin too? Let’s talk about the Schumann Resonance first, a set of spectrum peaks in the extremely low frequency portion of the Earth’s magnetic field. Pretty much the frequency generated of our ionosphere over the planet’s surface, the rhythm of Earth. Every second, pulses travel around the world in the resonant chamber between the Earth and the ionosphere, the area we live in, sending colluding signals to all microorganisms. These signals couple us to the Earth's magnetic field. Concerning our brain: Our grey thinking masses consist of billions of neurons, and each individual neuron connects to thousands of others. Communication happens between them through small electrical currents that travel along the neurons and throughout enormous networks of brain circuits. When all these neurons are activated they produce electrical pulses. This synchronized electrical activity results in a brainwave, our brain’s frequency. Now it is theorized that the Earth’s magnetic field, through the Schumann Resonance, affects our brainfrequency, and thus: Our minds (and this has actually some science backing this idea). It is by some even believed that this is the driving force behind evolution of living organisms. Conspiracy theorists believe secret projects such as the H.A.A.R.P. and MKUltra revolve around this. Mindcontrol through the Earth’s energy and frequency. In Alpha Omega, it is revealed that the APD (and thus, the MPD as well, I guess) can influence the brain of a subject: Motor and cognitive functions, the pain center, memories and emotions. So does an Aether Pyramid Device enslave the neurons and synapses through manipulating the frequency? In what way could Life Force be involved in this? Is it a cerebral pulse that sparks us alive, and maintains us so? If a brain works 'electric', does it release energy once it stops working and dies? The human body is comprised of matter and energy. Remarkably, at any given moment, roughly 20 watts of energy course through your body. Now, as Maxis says in Buried, energy in a closed system cannot be destroyed, only passed on. The universe as a whole is closed. However, human bodies (and other ecosystems) are not closed, they’re open systems. We exchange energy with our surroundings. In death, the collection of atoms of which you are composed are repurposed. Those atoms and that energy, which originated during the Big Bang, will always be around. Therefore, your “light,” that is, the essence of your energy, your Life Force, will continue to echo throughout space until the end of time. Is our energy connected with the Leylines, our planets magnetic field and the Aether?
  7. 1 point
    I just wanted to make this quick post because I want to be able to reference it in the future, and I know I will forget this information. Also others may find it somewhat enlightening. Anyway, I don't know if there has been consensus on exactly when Classified takes place, we just know it was before November 6th, 1963 as that is the date "Five" takes place. But I have two pieces of evidence to suggest it takes place on November 5th: 1. The intro cutscene depicts Ultimis accidentally teleporting from Shangri-La to the Pentagon. As they arrive, it cuts to the Ascension cosmodrome, where Yuri has teleported Gersh, and is being teleported to the Pentagon by Samantha. Yuri then unleashes the dead, and Ultimis fights them off. Meanwhile, McNamara is in another room, prepping for the meeting on November 6th with Kennedy, Nixon, and Castro. Sam sends Yuri away, wanting him to come back to try and kill the attendees of the meeting when it does occur, as they are coming together to try and combat her. Anyway, suffice to say, it seems all of these events take place on the same day. Here is the timeline entry for November 5th: So for Yuri to be the one to release the zombies on Ultimis, it would have to be November 5th since the very next day is the "Five" incident and Yuri's capture. 2. Here is an excerpt from a document in Alpha Omega: The important line is in bold. So this is a couple of days after the "Five" outbreak, and it references this as the third outbreak at the Pentagon. The first was the incident with Dr. Lehman releasing gaseous 115 in the vents on October 18th, causing an outbreak. The "Five" incident is referred to as the "second outbreak in the Pentagon in as many days". Now, I'm a native English speaker, but I've never really heard the phrase "in as many days" and decided to look it up. Here is what it means: The phrase in as many days (or weeks, years, etc.) refers to how often something happens. Specifically, it tells you that the number of events is the same as the number of days. So in essence, Sawyer is saying the is the SECOND outbreak in TWO days, the second being on Nov 6th, ergo, the first has to be Nov 5th. So there is the definitive proof Classified takes place on November 5th. Does it seem a little implausible that they cleaned up the mess in one day and then allowed four VIPs inside? Perhaps, but the point is, November 5th is the intended date.
  8. 1 point
    GG buddy, this thread just gained it's deserved Asylum approval! Its part of our shiny golden treassure collection now
  9. 1 point
    Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen and not-so-gentlemen. Here are the results of round 2.5... ... and the current bracket: It's time for Round 3. By now each song that will be competing has advanced at least once, so it's about to get real hot in here! Here are the rules, slugger... below I will list the competitors in this round using numbers. You will make your own list of numbers, with your choice next to the corresponding number and optionally an explanation why. So for example if the match-up is: 1. Takeo vs Nikolai You would reply: 1. Nikolai - Man can drink and man can dance, what more can I ask? After 1 week I will tally up the votes and write up a post for the next round. Let's get into round 3 with our 8 matchups! 1. The One vs Coming Home 2. Where Are We Going? (Blood of the Dead) vs I Am The Well 3. Lullaby for a Deadman vs Rusty Cage 4. We All Fall Down vs Pareidolia 5. Beauty of Annihilation (Der Riese) vs 115 6. Abracadavre (Spelled right this time) vs Dead Again 7. Dead Ended vs Won't Back Down 8. The Gift vs Shockwave Achtung! Schnell!
  10. 1 point
    I don't know about the Earth's appearance there, I don't remember it looking like that. But as for getting from Classified to Moon, on June 21st, 1963, Colonel Sawyer writes about the lack of progress on Schuster creating a teleporter to the Moon, despite being successful in making one to Groom Lake from the Pentagon. Sawyer actually speculates that Schuster is intentionally delaying the project out of fear of Samantha, and that Pernell now believes in Samantha and is actively assisting Schuster in delaying the project. I don't know that is entirely intentional, as Schuster does seem rather frustrated at the failures, and on August 3rd, 1963, after a failure, Ultimis arrives in place of the test subject. But importantly, Schuster notes that the test subject likely actually did end up on the Moon, just at some point in the far future. Turns out, Ultimis is from 2025 on the Moon. Anyway, Schuster cannot seem to perfect sending subjects to the Moon on the same date they are sent. In the coming months, the Broken Arrow program is proposed and approved, and focus of research shifts to combating Samantha. Then on October 18th, Dr. Lehman releases gaseous 115 and Schuster (possibly (god I hope not)) dies. Progress on teleporting to the Moon has slowed as focus of research shifts and the United States is actively trying to get the Soviet Union on their side against Samantha, there is no longer the race to the Moon for the time being. Okay I went a little too in-depth there, but all that to say, on the date of Classified, November 5th, there was little to no focus on teleportation to the Moon. However, that's where Richtofen needs to be. So teleporting from the Pentagon to Groom Lake, they fight through the night, only for Richtofen to find the teleporter still in a state where subjects are sent to the Moon, but way too far in the future. Present? Past? Future? It's all the same as long as the MPD is present with Samantha inside, so Richtofen just uses it as is.
  11. 1 point
    Reading this thread I'm pretty sure it has to be on the 5th, nice detective work Rad! @Mattzs I agree with you on the Broken Arrow part, but in Classified we have this radio: So Broken Arrow projects already existed, though not worked out or executed, waiting for the official approval of the American government. The "Five" outbreak was the last drop of water that made Broken Arrow to officially gain this approval, I think. This sentence holds more important things: An international alliance for defend Earth against Samantha. There are a number of oddities spread throughout zombie maps that could easily be explained by the idea of an international cooperation concerning zombies: A Soviet Lunar Lander in what appears to be West Germany, a Broken Arrow facility in China right next to what we presume to be the USSR's Global Polarization Device. And there is more: The appearance of Russian/Cyrillic words on items in Tranzit and Moon are well-known, or rather notorious. Could this too be explained with an 'International Cooperation'? We got the following: A word meaning infected or contaminated. A sentence meaning ‘Control-Dosimetry item “Child”. “Child” is also the name of a village located in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The way this word is written between double quotation marks make it seem like it is a name of an item or operation or something. Dosimetry refers to the calculation of ionizing radiation, used for radiation protection in e.g. the aftermath of Chernobyl. A sentence meaning ‘through 500m’. Is there something laying 500 meter deep in the ground? I am unable to find if this can only be found on Moon, or Tranzit too. The initial possible explanation of these words was the idea that Hanford was a Russian Sleeper Cell location. In the Black Ops Campaign, we encounter a map of the USA where Drakovich has Nova-6 Sleeper Cells located: These are groups of sleeper agents who inconspicuously remain dormant in a community until activated, by a prearranged signal, to enable a chemical attack of the highly toxic Nova-6 gas. As seen on the map, a Sleeper Cell is also located in Washington State, possibly at the Hanford Campus. The Russian crates could carry Nova-6, ready to havoc the largest chemical attack in history. It might even explain the battle between the Black Ops and Spetsnaz in Nuketown. However, it wouldn’t explain the presence of the crates in Griffin Station, so I like the second theory more. The USSR and US are having a Cold War affair about the remnants of Group 935’s works, with the Space Race to Griffin Station as the jackpot. In 1963, however, the American government was concerned about an entity known as ‘Samantha’, the Child, a thread for the entire planet. The intro cutscene of the map “Five” shows some kind of attempt for reconciliation between Kennedy and Castro to discuss formal matters: Discussing the Samantha thread, and how to defend against her. I could see that after Castro seeing the undead with his own eyes, and surviving the outbreak, he surely would be willing to cooperate in the war against the German girl. More world leaders would follow, most notably those of the USSR. China’s ‘International Zombie Centre’, which is also marked on the Broken Arrow map in Camp Edward, could be proof for this. There is international cooperation in all matters concerning the Element, among which Hanford, Griffin Station, and even the Asian Time Paradox Site (Shangri La), where Russian crates can also be found. Maybe this organisation is even the CoD Zombie Labs. I'm sorry if I go too in-depth in this point :)
  12. 1 point
    Wherever you are, whatever you do, you all have a special place in my heart
  13. 1 point
    Guten abend everyone, it is that time again for our weekly discussions in the Order of the Forgotten Mysteries. As you might see, this is episode 10 already, which is why I'd be proud to celebrate! How? In honour of @RadZakpak, who did an awesome job helping me with the Order, I'll devote this thread to one of his first discussion posts, debating the subject of the time between Kino der Toten and Ascension. Let the old school theorizing continue! Why Ascension is an important map Reading the Timeline scraps of Shi no Numa and Der Riese, we read that upon getting his diary back, Richthofen's plan is to simply teleporting back to the Moon and confronting Samantha, not that long after she entered the MPD, in 1945. From this I conclude that his diary didn't summarized his entire Grand Scheme of first obtaining the Focussing Stone and Vril Rod, and he might have needed his diary for simpler things such as the exact coordinates of Griffin Station, the PC terminal code or whatever. However, at Der Riese something goes wrong that affects everything. Dropping his Diary caused Richthofen and his obedient crew to travel to the research facility of the Ascension Group in order to retrieve it. According to the Timeline, it is here where Richthofen formulated his Grand Scheme including the artifacts. This might have something to do with the following: In the intro radio of Kino, Richthofen questionizes himself where Samantha is, which was a quote most of us never really seemed to understand, since he very well knows about the fact that she is inside the MPD. However, I think Richthofen underestimated the powers of the Pyramid Device, and now he's hearing the demonic Samantha laughing and talking, he wonders where she really "is". While he knew about the MPD being linked with the Aether, he might not have known the occupant would gain an ethereal form and enter this extradimensional plane. Only thanks to the knowledge he gained from Gersch ("She is coming") and the repairing of the Casimir Mechanism, he learned about Samantha's presence in the Aether. He learned that he couldn't merely confront her on the Moon, like he initially wanted to do, but he had to formulate a plan, later known as his Grand Scheme. It involved the Rod, the Stone and the Casimir Mechanism (which he also builds in Griffin Station during the Moon Quest). This Mechanism creates the Casimir Effect: When two metal plates are placed parallel from each other in a vacuum at a specific distance apart will create a pressure in the middle of these plates. This pressure is caused from a small difference in wavelengths from between and outside the metal plates. In real life, this effect is difficult to harness as the calculations are impossible because of an infinite amount of smaller wavelengths. However, if the certain numbers of wave lengths and calculations would be known, the Casimir Effect could be harnessed as energy. And because the source of energy is a vacuum, the vacuum of space could be an incomprehensible source of energy. I think this peak of energy in the ethereal field might be used to literally blast Gersch out of the Dark Aether, and Richthofen saw the potential of doing something similar to Samantha. This is why Ascension is such an important map, and possibly also why it is the first map that gets a complete Comic Book page (as the WaW maps received merely small frames, and Kino even none): From this map on Richthofen knew what was really going on. And he learned how to get Samantha out of the Vril Pyramid. @Lenne noted in this thread that Takeo ever since Ascension might have known what Richthofen's plan was. This would fit by this idea Richthofen's plan actually began in Ascension. A word about Kino's Pentagon Room So now we have two issues: The first being how Richthofen in Kino knew his diary was in the Ascension Cosmodrome, the second one being how he travelled there. We all know the Pentagon Room the characters can teleport to in Kino der Toten. This room includes a small Soviet rocket, similar to the one encountered in Ascension, that can be launched upon interacting with it. A television screen can be seen as well, featuring images of Operation 40 (the invasion of the Bay of Pigs) and a Soviet Cosmodrome: Ascension! This picture is identical to the Ascension Main Menu picture. What is interesting as well, is that this menu picture has changed one time. It changed from a normal picture of the Cosmodrome to the one seen on what seems like a TV screen. Why? Could this be a blink to the television encountered in Kino der Toten, or the Pentagon technically? Maybe this room holds any significance. From Classified, we know the CIA acquired a copy of Richthofen's diary via a spy in the Ascension Group. Could Richthofen, after he teleported to the Pentagon, have stumbled upon a letter talking about this, so he now knew his diary was in the Cosmodrome. This could be why he knew he had to travel there from Kino der Toten. How did they travel to the Cosmodrome? We've reached the main mystery: What happened in the time between Kino and Ascension? All we know is that upon arriving, Ultimis find theirselves in a Lunar Lander. The Timeline also states this: However, if Treyarch is going to convince me that they flew all the way from Berlin to the Cosmodrome, which is a rough 4000 kilometers, they will definitely fail. Reason one is that the fuel tank of a Lander, which is seen to be needed to refuel every small flight of a few meters in Ascension, way too small for this. The second reason is that it took Ultimis 9 days to fly to there. With a small calculation, they'd fly 20 km/h, which, even if fuel wouldn't be a problem, wouldn't go unnoticed for the Soviet Union in times of a Cold War. The idea, though, would be funny: 9 days of peace for Ultimis, slowly floating through the air, chatting, eating, sleeping and pissing together. So what did happen? Well, let's first notice that while it is said that they localize a Lunar Lander, that doesn't mean that happened in Kino. What we know is that the very first moment we land in Ascension with the Lander, there still is power and colour. Upon arrival, however, power is deactivated. I think this could be due to Gersch's call for help. His reach out from the Dark Aether, even while it was merely one message, yielded so much energy that the facility's electrical circuits shut down. Developers have said that Ascension originally was meant to be even larger, with the area seen from the sky also to be able to enter. Could this part of the facility be the location Ultimis got their lander from, which was still activatable because initially, the power wás on. As they searched and found the diary and stepped inside the Lander, Gersch noticed them and called for help, deactivating the power and beginning the game. How did they reach the Cosmodrome Complex from Berlin, then? My own thought is that they simply used the teleporter in Kino, either with Richthofen entering the right coordinates or by change teleporting to the right area. You see, throughout all of our teleportations, it seems like we are somehow appealed to locations where 115 is present/experimented upon: der Riese, Kino, Shangri La, the Pentagon, you name it. Perhaps the places where the element is located, the global electromagnetic energy field is heavier, like a blanket with a rock laying on top of it, causing the teleporting atoms of Ultimis to be sucked towards this point like trapped in a maelstrom. Keep in mind, this is all merely my own theory. How do you feel about it? How did Richthofen locate his diary? What happened between Kino der Toten and Ascension? A pocket teleporter perhaps? Secret underground tunnels maybe? Did they actually found the Soviet Lunar Lander in the Theatre of the Damned? Blundell once said that everything happening between maps is just as important as happing during maps, and this Ascension issue remains a big questionmark. Share you ideas, cheers! More Order of Forgotten Mysteries: Alien skull in Shangri La Maya Calendar in CotD FS ER letters in DR, Kino, Five, CotD and Classified Belinski Square in GK Group 601 Icarus Zombie eye colour NDU's connection with HAARP and Broken Arrow Involvement of the Bible
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    That is funny. As began reading your post, I was about to comment “just like Chakras”. I should look into whether or not Mesmer was influenced (to some extent) by eastern philosophy and religious belief. Back to your question- Maybe 115 brings the soul back too? The Alpha Omega Radios say Peter was resurrected from death, right? I am guessing Peter, like Ultimis/Primis, may have some high tolerance for 115. Thus, explaining why he wasn’t turned into a zombie. Or, maybe the elemental shard is meant to resurrect the dead without creating undead. I also think it depends on how the series conceptualizes the soul. Is it just electromagnetic energy (Like mentioned earlier)? Is there a more spiritual element? If it is the former, I imagine it would be like recharging a battery. The soul may never leave. I tend to lean towards there is more to the soul in Zombies, but there really isn’t a definitive answer. Also, @RadZakpak good point about Maxis. That is like the best example of the electromagnetism of the soul. It puts Sophia and the Maxis Drone into more context. You got me thinking. Monty mentions Maxis not having a soul and Primis lost their souls in Bo3. They were still able to walk, talk, and think. So that must mean there is more to the soul or Auras and Souls are different. It could also be that as long as the soul exists somewhere, all counterparts will be unaffected? One more thing @anonymous. You just made me realize that the Corvus-World link could explain “the forest” and why it shows up in Bo3. That also is a convenient place to have a "memories" trailer. Edit- this could account for Blackout too; If all these characters are being resurrected. Although I do think Richtofen says in his Blackout quotes that 115 might not be involved.
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    And the award of longest thread title goes to:... I whole heartly agree. I think we can all universally agree, how Black Ops from a pure game mechanic perspective is the best zombies game. Ever since 2 the skill ceiling was so low that anyone could look good at the game. And it got worse from there with gums and elixirs.
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    To add to the discussion of Electricity and life, there's also Maxis' soul becoming a part of Griffin Station after he shot himself, an ability he apparently learned while in the Crazy Place. Then once he sends the rockets to Earth, he has the ability to reach out, presumably using the MPD, to Earth's electronics and speak to survivors. In the TranZit easter egg he has you turning the power back off after releasing "Him" since he says an active power grid will disrupt communications. Also I don't know if it has been mentioned here but I believe it was a thread by Anon, or at least linked by Anon that described how the EMPs actually work on Zombies in TranZit, as they sever the link between the undead and the Aether. In addition, there are connections that can be drawn between HAARP, Nacht der Untoten, and Tesla's research which I documented a bit here that may be related: I know absolutely nothing about physics and its relation to Zombie so I usually sit these discussions out. It is undeniable to even me however how often we see electricity and its connection with life force and the Aether.
  17. 1 point
    Thank you, appreciate it. Good to see you, @RadZakpak, and @Lenne holding down the fort! Happy to be home! Haha,physics isn't my specialty either. I was thinking more along the lines of galvanism as the pseudoscience, like Frankenstein's Monster and such. Treyarch zombies seem to have taken that route rather than the standard virus/parasite/pathogen that usual zombie stories go. I feel the same about Avogadro. Maybe his body was teleported elsewhere and anchored in the Aether, leaving his nervous system as the new shell. That or it is a modified/scifi-like astral projection. Yeah, Corvus is essentially the summation of alpha omega (A.I., Transferring of consciousnesses, Nova 6). Plus, I think Corvus was directly related to Mk Ultra. Seems really weird to not be related. Edit 1- Forgot to mention, mesmerism is another pseudoscience that probably inspired Zombies. Edit 2- Sorry, another update. Iirc, T.E.D.D. specifically mentions HAARP in Tranzit. And, the warden’s soul draining key in BotD features an electrical aesthetic (Because the Mobster's charged it in Motd?) Edit 3- I need to stop- The electric chairs from MotD and Botd could be transferring consciousness too. Nazis were also held beliefs about forces like leylines. Sorry for the confusion haha. Should have been more clear. I know there is a connection, but never could figure out if or to what degree it is canon. The Black Ops terminals and Black Ops 3 make it appear to be so. Yet, Multiplayer (Bo3/Bo4) and Blackout is supposedly a part of the Campaign universe. And that features character's like The Replacer. Not to mention the Chaos connections and The Chaos-Aether crossover multiplayer map (Hope it is true). Lastly, there is Nightmares lol.
  18. 1 point
    Results are in! 1. Beauty of Annihilation (Der Riese) (3) vs Mystery (2) 2. Carry On (0) vs 115 (5) 3. Abracadavre (4) vs Snakeskin Boots (1) 4. Dead Again (4) vs Always Running (1) 5. Ace of Spades (0) vs Dead Ended (5) 6. Drowning (1) vs Won't Back Down (4) 7. Where are we going? (Mob) (1) vs The Gift (4) 8. Archangel (2) vs Shockwave (3) Posting next round shortly!
  19. 1 point
    The Aether story is filled with Biblical allusions and references. Origins is another name for Genesis (the first book in the Bible) Revelations is the last book. Wasn’t Tranzit’s achievement called “Tower of Babel” too? I still think the Shadowman’s mark is the Mark of the Beast. It looks like three 6 on top on one another. Plus, the form in SoE is referred to as beast mode. There is also no doubt in my mind that the A.D.A.M.s in Alpha Omega are a direct reference to Adam from the Book of Genesis. While somewhat loose, one can draw a parallel and say these A.D.A.M.s disobey their creators as well. While not a part of the Bible, the Vril-ya were said to have survived a Great Flood (an allusion in it and of itself).
  20. 1 point
    General/Overall Story · Connection to Campaign Universe- Black Ops Terminal, Black Ops Intel, Believe some references in BO 3 campaign intros · Nightmares in relation to Zombies’ Canon- Aether? Chaos Both? · New BO4 MP maps relation to Zombies Canon- Artifact, Der Schatten, Museum of Unnatural History · Blackout and Zombies’ Canon- Zombie just for gameplay? Or actually connected? · Any significance to Dead Ops? DS Zombies Maps? Iphone/Andriod Remakes? · BO terminals reference the Majestic 12, but I don’t think we have heard much of them since. · I know Chronicles mentions the Illuminati, but there relevance is still ambiguous Buried · I know this was mentioned earlier, but want to reiterate- who/what is the Lady of the Manor? MotD · “115- not this time” Easter Egg. When inputting 115 as a code, the Warden/Brutus would say “Not this time”. Was this a scrapped story element given BotD connection to the Shadowman and 115? · Brutus is now the Warden? I know it is minor, but thought the “name” change was weird as well. Shadows of Evil · One of the BO3 strategy guides referred to as Demons. I believe it even mentioned them as being made from fire and brimstone. It seemed more than a metaphor. · What was the “Beast Form”? Is it due to being marked? Zetsubou no Shima · Wasn’t there a theory about a “monster” being in the swamp. Would be cool to have a Kaiju in Treyarch Zombies, plus it fits with the whole “resurrecting ancient beasts” theme. That is all I can think of right now.
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    There is most definitely a connection. Since WAW, the zombies are created through galvanism. The Avogadro is a literal floating nervous system. Afterlife mode in MotD and the Warden's key both feature an electrical theme. During the Bo2 era, I remember wondering if there was a link between the Avogadro and afterlife. This "electricity" must be the explanation for how Pernell and Maxis interface with technology. Alpha Omega features the lightning elemental shard (I am guessing each shard has some effect on one's life/life-force). Side note- If there really is a connection between zombies and campaign, I wonder if Corvus is related to the Broken Arrow experiments. Other side note- maybe that is why 115 causes memory delusions because it interferes with the brain and nervous system.
  22. 1 point
    Ẏ̢̝̬͎̯͖͈̹̄̒͂̚͞oͩ͏͈̪̺̪͈́u̍̉̒̃̆҉̹̻̘̩͡r̵̫͙̩ͪͪ͆ͮ̆͌̓͠͠ ̽̏̃̂̚͟͟͏̪̞̜̦̥̣̬s̬͓̙̤̥̻̑̓̃͛͢i̡̪̺͍ͪͤ̿̌́̌͐ͅn͎̻͓̒̂͑̉̇̆̃̿̀ś͉͍͇̜͍̦̤ͦ̊̇ͣͫ͛͒̈́ͅ ̙̱̺͍̭ͫ̔͊ͪ͋s̥͈̟ͥ̔̉͑ͦ́ͭ̀ͯ͟e̴̲͕̓̐͡ṛ̷̮̘̺̭ͣ̉ͥ͑ͬ͠v̢̦͔̜͉͈͖̯̮̊̀̿ͬͦ̎͒ͤ͘e̘͆͑ͣ̀ͮ̏́ ̶̘͙̣ͥ͌͆̓̇̄̿̕o̢̯͙ͭ̓̇ͮ͒̽̓ͤ̿́n̸̢̻͉̗̤̻͆̽l̦̞͗͝͞͞ͅÿ̷͓̲̱̤̮̙̭̰̔ ̶̷͋͋͊ͥ͏̟͖̭̼a̷̛̟̤̣̖̗̩̭͉ͪ̈́̽̍̊́s̞̬̅̄̋͗̇̽̔̋͡ ̬̬̞̘̅ͫ͆́̔a̔̽̉̄̋ͮ̇̈́҉̟̜͚̗͎͓n̓͂ͬ҉̻̖̫̭̺̠̼̘ ̼̯̠͉̞͙͚̤̘ͯi̳̱͍̙̩͎̥̓ͤ̓̾͂ͫ̌̅͜ṇ̣̮̱̝̤̃̑ͭ̋̌͘͡v̬͔̻̝̰͇̄ͤ̂͗̅͘͝i̜͎ͦ̊̅̏͌̿ͦ̏͆t̝̮͕̫͔̟̠̩̺͊̊̒̓̕á̙̺̖ͪt̙͎ͭi̻̜̝̖̙͇ͬ̊͆̓̓́o͑ͨ̌ͨ̅͐ͣ͗͊͏̨͏̮͍̱͎͍̜͍n̢̛͉̤̫̝̦̲͕̭ͮͥ͂̅͒́.͓̺̎͌͗̏ͤ̕͜
  23. 1 point
    Ha, I could actually nearly buy this considering the type of person Marlton is. Yeah, this does seem likely. Especially considering the Zombies eyes are white for some reason (which is odd in itself) as opposed to the classic yellow we see on regular NTZ. Regardless, if this is true then I have to say I’m kind of getting sick of so many maps being in alternate timelines to each other. I assume on Treyarch’s part though that the how and why of the Avogadro being sent to Hanford was genuinely meant to be how he came to be at TranZit.
  24. 1 point
    I posted this first in World at War, but realized you can't view that section if you don't have a CoDz account. Hello, so today I wanted to talk about the Ray Gun Easter Egg you can do on Little Resistance on World at War. Reason why is because it has always bugged me, the mystery voice. I've never known what it was, and there isn't that much discussion on it online. I couldn't get an accurate answer, so I decided to try and check this one out myself. And thanks to @DragonGJY, I was finally able to get a clear answer. So yeah, you will hear a mysterious voice during it which sounds like this: Sounds pretty ominous right? I thought it would have something to do with the Zombies or the Ray Gun at least. Because the voice sounded alien and the Ray Gun looks like an alien gun. Well I went into the soundfiles for Little Resistance, and came across the file name. It's called Pel1 IGD 900A JAS2 ST As you can see in this picture, there are other soundfiles pretty similar, except they have JAS1 and JAS3. Those files are for the Japanese Soldiers who attack you during the level, so with that, you could assume that JAS2 stands for Japanese Soldier 2. And when you think about it, the voice does sound like it's speaking Japanese. But it's heavily distorted. So I decided I would mess about with the pitch to make it sound more human and normal. This is the result: Sounds alot more human now! With that, I decided to get in contact with @DragonGJY, who has been very helpful in the past regarding foreign languages. He took time out to translate this so I appreciate it greatly man! Here is his translation: Edit: /u/SE4Ls has provided his translation as well, which is pretty a pretty close match! So in the end, it had nothing to do with Zombies or the Ray Gun. And that makes sense. Nazi Zombies was a late addition, probably after the voice work had been done. So the quote couldn't really be alluding to those. With the nature of the quote, I'm thinking maybe this was going to play in the level at some point, either over a speaker/comms, or maybe we sneak into a room with a Japanese soldier saying this into a speaker. What's interesting to note though, as that there is an image in the World at War manual. This image is of a paused screen in what looks like this level (Little Resistance). Now when it's paused, you can see the objectives for the level. On this pause screen image, it says "Interrogate Japanese officers", which doesn't appear in this or any other level at all. So it's safe to say that part was changed or cut. It's entirely possible this Japanese Soldier 2 line was cut with it, but than repurposed for this egg, by adding distortion and stuff. So there we go. The mystery voice solved. I wanted to post this because as I said before, there just isn't much information on it already. So I thought why not, lets get a post up so anyone else who might have the same idea and hopefully come across this too. But yes, big thanks to @DragonGJY again for the translation. You are definitely a machine and deserve so many brains. Also here's a video I made of it incase anyone wanted to check it out. :p

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