Oh man. I'm going to cry I just lost a giant post
.. Ok I'll start over.
Hi there, This is my first post but I’ll skip any of our formalities and go straight to a contribution that I can make.
As I have read with the back story you guys seem to want to include organizations of some sorts that deal with the Aliens. That seems great! However you may want to include other real world events that can link up with Alien activity. Makes things seem so much more eerie.
The Roswell Incident
Heavens Gate Cult Massacre- For those of you who don’t know or remember, the Hale Bop comet passed by Earth. And the followers of the cult believed that a space ship was trailing behind it. In summary they killed themselves, because they believed the spaceship was going to heaven.
Hitler and WWII- Could use the premise that this was a unsuccessful attempt to use humans to conquer themselves. Hitler’s rise to power was through some sort of Alien technology or enlisting the Alien’s help. In return he would provide large sources of humans for Alien consumption. Effectively conquering the world in the 1940’s. However this was ultimately halted by the official establishment of the first of a series of Government sponsored organizations to combat this threat. Which worked solely to steal and research new technologies which could combat the unseen Alien threat. ie. Atomic Weapons and rocketry. . (Ok so shoot me I just watched heck boy. More on my thoughts on organizations in a moment.)
The Bermuda Triangle- Some type of downed alien craft causing all those disturbances. High concentrations of Elerium 115(I don’t know the name) doing all those weird stuff.
Pyrimids- Plenty of theories on that.
My thoughts on Organizations:
I do not believe that an organization the size of (for lack of a better term) X-Corp, could be drafted in one night. Which is how the following came to mind.
Imagine if you will an earlier encounter with the Aliens. Extremely Low-Key, but at the same time a real eye opener for the United Nations (If we assume that they would be the organization at the top of the World’s politics.) It proved to them the existence of extra-terrestrial beings. However due to international bickering and the Cold War. No real militaristic and defensive steps were taken to ready Earth. Although one pre-caution was taken, the creation of the Department of Alien Activity (To be renamed) whose sole purpose was the documentation and analysis of all Alien sightings. (With of course some protocol which would be enacted if some big event did take place. We could give it a cool name and refer to it often. Like how did they did the Halo series, “the Cole Protocol”.)
This would cover the base of a preliminary organization which would then step into the role of the X-Corp.
That’s my thought for tonight on the back story. Also what has come across my mind, is a series of documents or communiqués that we would release ever so slowly that would build up hype and give the public some of the back story before the game would ever be released. Whenever that is.
Please leave any comments that could help me in my future ideas and posts. I’m totally open to any and ALL criticism. I’m sorry that this turned out to be so long, I was just trying to reply
EDIT: I just realized How old this topic was. Oh boy.
Edited by Andrew, 09 April 2004 - 01:09 AM.