Laidlaw's "canon" quote.

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  1. UndeadScottsman

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    Does anyone remember where Marc made the statement about Op4 being "canon, but doesn't affect anything."? I've been trying to track it down but I can only find threads discussing it and nothing actually directing to the source.
     
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    Conffuzzled .......
     
  3. Eejit

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    Try searching some Rumors forums threads, it pops up regularly in order to educate the newbies.
     
  4. UndeadScottsman

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    I have searched for it and I haven't found the source as of yet.
     
  5. Asknoone

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    I'll have a jet around, its here somewhere.

    Thats one, but not the exact one.
     
  6. UndeadScottsman

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    Uh, that's not it at all. :) I'm looking for the one where he specificly uses the word "canon."
     
  7. Asknoone

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    I know thats not the one, I was just posting for clarity's sake.

    I actually can't find it. I'm sure Solver posted it. Gah :/
     
  8. Angry Lawyer

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    I know the one you're talking about. It makes a brief remark about Opposing Force being "canon", and then states "We have no plans to continue Race X of Shephard".

    It's pretty ancient.

    -Angry Lawyer
     
  9. Chris D

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  10. Angry Lawyer

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    I'm willing to wager that Samon is actually Laidlaw.

    -Angry Lawyer
     
  11. Chris D

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    Oh my god... it's the biggest conspiracy since the carrot.

    EDIT: Or is it the biggest carrot since the conspiracy? :eek:
     
  12. Angry Lawyer

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    [sarcasm]
    Well, something I have to admit.

    I am Laidlaw.

    Look at my name. "Angry Lawyer". "Mark Laidlaw". It works in the same way that people just know that Gordon Freeman is G-Man and the Combine are on Xen, because you can only have one major enemy in a computer game, because enemies that fight each other are just stupid.[/sarcasm]

    -Angry Lawyer/Mark Laidlaw
     
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  14. Ennui

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    I've been reading RTB again recently, if I see it I'll let you all know.
     
  15. Solver

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    You may mean this one. It's probably the first similar message, as my email to Marc Laidlaw and his reply were shortly after HL2's release - Nov 29.

    Some of what he says refers to the specific questions I asked him, but the important phrase is, "The universe is expansive enough to allow this without conflicting with the core story".

    Thus, the universe of Half-Life allows for it all indeed, and it can be taken as canon, but doesn't affect anything.

    It actually makes a load of sense. Nothing in OpFor actually conflicts with HL. Race-X? Yes, another race that got involved during the interdimensional rift and did nothing later. Sheppard? Put away by the G-Man, no problem. Black Mesa being nuked? In HL2, Earth is conquered and much of the world is already destroyed, so Black Mesa is a pile of rubble, whether it got nuked or not. So there are no conflicts.
     
  16. Angry Lawyer

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    Zoomj, another supporter.

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