Talk:Someplace Else

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I remember trying to convert this to Sven Co-Op. After getting over the initial shock of seeing this beast in-editor (it's like jumping into a frozen lake), I got pretty far, but it was a pain in the ass to convert the messages to game_text's. I think I added a Garg somewhere too. :) --- Campaignjunkie 11:32, 16 Jul 2005 (PDT)

The soldier

Okay, this is kinda spoilerish, but ... is "the soldier who almost figured it out" Adrian Shephard? —Yar Kramer 22:30, 3 Dec 2006 (PST)

I got the impression that it would be a musketman or similar, but then we are never told the time from which we ourselves come from. --TomEdwards 11:21, 4 Dec 2006 (PST)
The INCOMING MESSAGEs specifically say 04/01/2002 at the top of the tagline. Granted, it's far from clear when Half-Life and thus Opposing Force take place, but ... —Yar Kramer 16:36, 4 Dec 2006 (PST)
It was referring to an expansion for Opposing Force I'd been working on, but which never got finished - there are various discoveries to be made in Someplace Else, hidden away somewhere or other... —Cargo Cult (info, talk) 04:08, 5 Dec 2006 (PST)

Hmmm ... nicely done, Mr. Freeman ... (yes, I know G-man's exact quote is "wisely done, but I don't care.) Can't wait for Metastasis 3 to come along ... —Yar Kramer 18:06, 5 Dec 2006 (PST)

Origins of Minverva and the player

After playing Someplace else once again, I've started to make connections, perhaps ones that you never even thought of; Minerva says that a Soldier almost figured it out, way before the player's time, and although this was supposed to be refering to an expansion for Op4 you never finished, perhaps Minverva can travel back and forth throughout time, and is really talking about the Combine soldier from Metastasis, only saying it was in the past to put a thin veil on the real event. Perhaps the HEV scientist from Someplace Else was turned into that Combine soldier after his arrival back on earth, and that is what Minerva is hinting to when she says "Perhaps we shall meet again, but I doubt it. Some other time, some other form?" Also, the screens in the level look somewhat Combine-ish to me. Perhaps Minverva is a rouge Combine Advisor interested in helping humanity, possibly even evolved into a higher form? This is all more or less baseless speculation, and I'm not asking for answers. Just wanted to share my thoughts. Great work, I can see your position at Valve is well deserved! --JeffMOD 15:09, 1 November 2009 (UTC)