|Possible Conclusion to D2|
I think I found out why the warpcore malfunctioned. You see, it was found in the solar system, where the robots were going to invade earth. (We don't know if the mines were infected before or after the Solar System Infection) But, then next was Zeta Aquilae. My threory is similar, but with a twist. The warpcore was originally inside a scout robot, preprogrammed to goto the place where te vertigo series takes off, then to Zeta Aquailae, then to the Solar System, then to the Planetiod, then the planetoid would have returned to it's place of origin. That is why it was moving before it was destroyed. But maybe PTMC knew about what the planetoid was in the first place. It WAS an alien starship. When the shockwave hit the Pyro-GX, it didn't do anyhting to the warpcore as we thought. The warpcore was okay, it was built to make a power jump, which was next. It saw that the planetiod was destroyed, and it must have followed a secondary procedure, which was to jump to the place of origin, because the aliens must have thought we might have been too smart, and we would have destroyed the plantetoid, which we did. That is the only logical excuse for a jump that powerful, and being sent that far away, which the Pyro-GX is not equipped for, and mistakened for a malfunction! The Pyro-GX could withstand small jumps, but not large ones!!! PTMC understood most of it's vital systems, but not the power jump! This means that PTMC might not have tried to get rid of the Material Defender, because they hired a new one. The Conclusion of the assumed death of the Material Defender was good enough for PTMC. Why would they want to get rid of him, when he had more work ahead of him, remember when they said they had business to discuss, they were going to send MD1032 to the place where the Vertigo Series takes off! That is why they hired the second Material Defender in the first place. But, this is not all clean cut, if the Second Material Defender had the same kind of warpcore, why didn't it warp to some unknown place? Because it hasn't been all of the way through the Solar System, or Zeta Aquilae. So, it could not warp to the place orgin, which the warpcore did know, but the other three commands or objectives were not carried out. See what I am getting at? I think I might have solved the mystery! But, if you can think of something better, tell me. I don't think anything can get more simple than that.
But for right now, this is the only explanation we have, and it is a pretty darn good one too, since it lists all of the possible things, so it is a pretty clean cut explanation. Whew. Please respond to this post, responding might help me piece together everything.
Here it is again,
The reason why the warpcore malfunctioned was something called a power jump. We did not know about it. The computer was not used to a power jump, that is why it was mistakened for a malfunction. The power jump requires an energy spike, which the Pyro-GX had enough power to do it, but could not withstand it. The energy spike in the planetoid was the beginning of the power jump. There was an energy spike inside of the Pyro-GX, but it was not recongnised as one, it was recongnised as a short circuit.
This was the aliens plan, programmed inside of the
These were all events which did happen, maybe not in this order, but this is the assumed order.
But this is what happened...
The WarpCores program...which was automated...
The planetoid is in fact an alien starship.
PTMC did not want to get rid of the Material Defender, an assumed death was good enough. If they did want to get rid of him, the vertigo series would have been quite different. The reason why, is because if the Material Defender did get home, he would have been sent to where the vertigo series takes off, it was all an accident, which could have been prevented, if PTMC knew what was going to happen...
The shockwave did nothing to the pyro-gx. The power jump was too powerful, and accually, it worked great for what was in the Pyro-GX. No radiation shielding, no controlled energy spikes, and the Pyro-GX survived the power jump. But, PTMC does not know the power jump exists. They thought it WAS a malfunction. So, they do not have this technology yet, too bad.
Also, the warpcore is semi controllable, so you can tell it to warp, but you can't control where it goes. The reason why the WarpCore didn't stop at Zeta Aquilae is because of it's automation, it's first target was the place where the vertigo series takes off.
taken from the Descent Developer's Mailing List
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