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Ali_mac

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#1 11 years ago

What is the Borealis? Sorry i only played half life 2 series and i'm confused as to what is so special about it please explain.




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#2 11 years ago

dont be..... i played half life 1 too and i have no frakkin idea wat the ball borealis is =/

it may probably be a last minute add in like Doc Mag.... he jus popped out of the Monitor and u know him as Doc Mag... the Snob




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#4 11 years ago

Thanks but can you explain abit more that don't really explain much what happened to it? why is it so important? Does it have the portal gun in it? how will the portal gun help against the combine?




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#5 11 years ago

well the Borealis is definitely not a last minute thing... if you browse through the models (in the original HL2) you see "props_Borealis" which are some items that look like they would belong on a ship.

But basically, it is the research vessel of the rival science team of black mesa, although it's purpose is never made clear.




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#6 11 years ago

question : why the heck would a deserted/abandoned research vessel be SO dangerous to gordon freeman that even the amazing Eli Vance who escaped from the Black mesa facility WITHOUT ANY ARMED HELP needs to warn you... (unless it is a research vessel of bio stuff like mutants{ evolved stalkers?? })

p.s. is eli vance and issac kleiner the scientists in black mesa facility the ones that were beside that control panel when it went kaput ...... but still went on with the experiment???? and after the experiment u go back up to find kleiner sorta like injured?




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#7 11 years ago

check this out:escape_020002.jpg This pretty much confirms the relations between black mesa and appature science. I think that this uber technology that is on the Borealis could be the portal technology, but odds are that it is something else.




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#8 11 years ago
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aperture science is implying that Black Mesa may not nessecarily be totally legal??




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#9 11 years ago

well they don't like them I also think that Black Mesa was influnced by Michael Crichton's book Timeline, Black Rock research facility was developing technology to go to a seperate universe, and Black Mesa in HL1 did the same thing




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#10 11 years ago

Ali_mac;4010745What is the Borealis? Sorry i only played half life 2 series and i'm confused as to what is so special about it please explain.[/quote]

The Borealis wasn't in Half-Life 1, so you haven't missed anything about it there (although I would advise that you play the Half-Life 1 series immediately, lest demons from another plane of existence come along and rip out your soul for your blatant heresy).

It's a ship. Owned by Aperture Science. Disappeared from its docks years ago (literally). That's pretty much all we know about it. We can postulate that it has some manner of portal technology aboard, given its disappearance and the company that owns it, but we'll find out for sure in Episode 3.

[quote=-={Stalwart Death}=-;4015523]question : why the heck would a deserted/abandoned research vessel be SO dangerous to gordon freeman that even the amazing Eli Vance who escaped from the Black mesa facility WITHOUT ANY ARMED HELP needs to warn you... (unless it is a research vessel of bio stuff like mutants{ evolved stalkers?? })

If the Combine get their hands on it, and it does have portal technology aboard, they may be able to use the portal technology to open another portal and allow Combine reinforcements to come through. It would also give them a tactical advantage. On the other hand, that tactical advantage would fall into the hands of the rebels if they got to it first.

Additionally, given the sudden and dramatic disappearance of the Borealis, it's probably dangerous or unstable technology that could pose a threat to anybody if it's used.

p.s. is eli vance and issac kleiner the scientists in black mesa facility the ones that were beside that control panel when it went kaput ...... but still went on with the experiment???? and after the experiment u go back up to find kleiner sorta like injured?

Eli Vance is the black scientist that you encounter early on in the game, who tells you to get to the surface and get help. Dr. Kleiner never technically met Gordon during Half-Life 1, however (even though he is based on that generic 'bald with glasses' scientist model we saw all the time).




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