Post Posted: 26 Jan 2011, 01:56
By the way, I wanted to say that most of the info that turned out to be true was already known, or some story details. But I very much doubt that there really was the upcoming release of the betas, as for the U2 content that was more believable but then most of it was known from the leaked alpha tech demo(which even included skaarj glove as well) and other material like the FAQs...
Skaarj were never supposed to speak English, well in Unreal books there is this Vrenic language they sometimes use, which is universal galaxy language, so theoretically it is possible it was translated like that before the book came out and the book was based on beta as it shows the FHUB4 being called Rostivelt lake, which is used as a main place for nali resistance. (yeah ONP wasn't all that original) And Zora has called it resistance lake in her conversion, she must have read the book. I have only one book, the prophet's power for now.
However we will find out if anything that wasn't confirmed before will turn out to be true. I have played 98 beta, I think march Unreal build back in 98. And well I still remmeber it even though i didn't play much of it, but I remember all the differences and there wasn't really anything like that what the guy who claimed to have the betas was. I don't know if I will ever find the guys who had that build, but it is possible. Funny that people I knew IRL seem harder to contact than ones I don't.
Anyway also there will be perhaps recovered some alphas and betas in near future, I've got some real contacts (unlike RMFX, who was only going around and around and never revealed anything useful to me or failed to talk to me or tell me who his contacts were) who might have them still. By the way, the thing we recognize as 96 alpha etc, was actually called beta back then, because the game was suposed to be released soon. So anyone who calls them alpha is technically wrong.
But if this gets released or recovered, we will see if RMFX lied or not for sure, although don't count on it soon to get the march 98 build released(the one I played), or ever, that one is vague.