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RE: How can I kill the infected enemies?

You bought the wrong game if you want/need weapons. There are only 2 weapons in Penumbra:
BRAIN
STEALTH

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01-22-2009 07:22 PM
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(01-22-2009 07:22 PM)ikir Wrote:  You bought the wrong game if you want/need weapons. There are only 2 weapons in Penumbra:
BRAIN
STEALTH

That's a good one! Big Grin:

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01-22-2009 09:07 PM
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I think it's stupid to say. Very. Just imagine if Penumbra was for real, or was made into a movie. Philip would definately use that hammer, pickaxe, pencils, chairs or whatever he could get ahold of to defend himself. Might aswell be a gun.

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I agree with Kedjane, in reality I would (If were Philip), defend myself with the hammer, pickaxe, stone, and whatever I can get ahold of down there. One thing that actually amazes me is that there is absolutely no guns at all down there, why wouldn't they bring any guns? The reason I read a while ago about the weapons being carried away from the mine seems a little far-fetched to me.

But. What would Penumbra be with violence and action? Not Penumbra at least, that's for sure. Tongue:

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(01-23-2009 05:10 PM)nackidno Wrote:  I agree with Kedjane, in reality I would (If were Philip), defend myself with the hammer, pickaxe, stone, and whatever I can get ahold of down there. One thing that actually amazes me is that there is absolutely no guns at all down there, why wouldn't they bring any guns? The reason I read a while ago about the weapons being carried away from the mine seems a little far-fetched to me.

But. What would Penumbra be with violence and action? Not Penumbra at least, that's for sure. Tongue:

They should have had guns, but no good ammunition! You could use the butt of the gun as a last ditch weapon, you would only need to hit the infected a few dozen times on the head while he is strangling you! It would not really hurt the atmosphere to have that in my view although perhaps some of the infected could have working weapons.
01-24-2009 04:45 AM
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(01-24-2009 04:45 AM)jamhaw Wrote:  They should have had guns, but no good ammunition! You could use the butt of the gun as a last ditch weapon, you would only need to hit the infected a few dozen times on the head while he is strangling you! It would not really hurt the atmosphere to have that in my view although perhaps some of the infected could have working weapons.

I dunno, I thought the pickaxes some of them were wielding worked well enough to me! Big Grin:

But as for the guns thing, I think them being carried off is realistic enough. I mean, when the military base got closed down, guns can be expensive to make and produce, especially since those guns can be used elsewhere, right? And when the Archaic moseys on down to Greenland in the area--well, they're researchers, not Rambos-in-training. Why would they have a plethora of guns on them?

01-26-2009 04:18 PM
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(01-26-2009 04:18 PM)graykin Wrote:  
(01-24-2009 04:45 AM)jamhaw Wrote:  They should have had guns, but no good ammunition! You could use the butt of the gun as a last ditch weapon, you would only need to hit the infected a few dozen times on the head while he is strangling you! It would not really hurt the atmosphere to have that in my view although perhaps some of the infected could have working weapons.

I dunno, I thought the pickaxes some of them were wielding worked well enough to me! Big Grin:

But as for the guns thing, I think them being carried off is realistic enough. I mean, when the military base got closed down, guns can be expensive to make and produce, especially since those guns can be used elsewhere, right? And when the Archaic moseys on down to Greenland in the area--well, they're researchers, not Rambos-in-training. Why would they have a plethora of guns on them?

Because they are the Archaic, a supersecret organisation dealing with paranormal or alien threats that possibly could whipe out entire humanity?

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(01-26-2009 06:45 PM)Kedjane Wrote:  Because they are the Archaic, a supersecret organisation dealing with paranormal or alien threats that possibly could whipe out entire humanity?

Are you sure about that? We don't know much about the extent of the operation. Sure, the Archaic dealt with, I'm sure, a lot of alien technology that could potentially be hazardous, but from the sounds of things the Archaic just didn't care about that kind of thing.

What were the researchers really expecting? Did they consider the destructive consequences of their actions? Did they have any inkling that opening up the Tuurngait tomb would have killed pretty much everyone in the mine, and that the destructive influences would have spread beyond in the world?

Yes, Howard was one who was cautious and warned against defilement of the tomb. But judging by how everyone else ignored him completely and started moving everything around proves that--well--the Archaic, for all of their knowledge of history and the alien forces who've influenced the planet didn't seem to be all that well prepared for what they encountered next.

If the Archaic was pompous enough to just open up mines and tombs willy-nilly ignoring the consequences of their actions, then why would they bother to prepare themselves with guns? Everyone was just so sure of themselves, from the observations I've made in the game, that I could easily understand how the Archaic would be that stupid and not bring firearms as precaution.

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(01-27-2009 03:34 PM)graykin Wrote:  Are you sure about that? We don't know much about the extent of the operation. Sure, the Archaic dealt with, I'm sure, a lot of alien technology that could potentially be hazardous, but from the sounds of things the Archaic just didn't care about that kind of thing.

What were the researchers really expecting? Did they consider the destructive consequences of their actions? Did they have any inkling that opening up the Tuurngait tomb would have killed pretty much everyone in the mine, and that the destructive influences would have spread beyond in the world?

Yes, Howard was one who was cautious and warned against defilement of the tomb. But judging by how everyone else ignored him completely and started moving everything around proves that--well--the Archaic, for all of their knowledge of history and the alien forces who've influenced the planet didn't seem to be all that well prepared for what they encountered next.

If the Archaic was pompous enough to just open up mines and tombs willy-nilly ignoring the consequences of their actions, then why would they bother to prepare themselves with guns? Everyone was just so sure of themselves, from the observations I've made in the game, that I could easily understand how the Archaic would be that stupid and not bring firearms as precaution.

Well, the Archaic do have some strange logic going around but I still don't think taking a cyanide pill is their solution to everything. I think it sais somewhere (or is at least hinted) that they have encountered hostile threats before.
Since they are a huge worldwide company (20'000 members if I remember it right) they are also bound to have some sort of rival company (or at least some people trying to find them), in which case someone would have to carry a firearm.

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(01-27-2009 03:34 PM)graykin Wrote:  
(01-26-2009 06:45 PM)Kedjane Wrote:  Because they are the Archaic, a supersecret organisation dealing with paranormal or alien threats that possibly could whipe out entire humanity?

Are you sure about that? We don't know much about the extent of the operation. Sure, the Archaic dealt with, I'm sure, a lot of alien technology that could potentially be hazardous, but from the sounds of things the Archaic just didn't care about that kind of thing.

What were the researchers really expecting? Did they consider the destructive consequences of their actions? Did they have any inkling that opening up the Tuurngait tomb would have killed pretty much everyone in the mine, and that the destructive influences would have spread beyond in the world?

Yes, Howard was one who was cautious and warned against defilement of the tomb. But judging by how everyone else ignored him completely and started moving everything around proves that--well--the Archaic, for all of their knowledge of history and the alien forces who've influenced the planet didn't seem to be all that well prepared for what they encountered next.

If the Archaic was pompous enough to just open up mines and tombs willy-nilly ignoring the consequences of their actions, then why would they bother to prepare themselves with guns? Everyone was just so sure of themselves, from the observations I've made in the game, that I could easily understand how the Archaic would be that stupid and not bring firearms as precaution.

They probably assumed that the tomb was a tomb. No living creatures, I think that they were archaelogists, they probably expected some dusty old bones and a broken down, flying saucer. They would be more concerned about this leaking to the media.
(01-27-2009 05:03 PM)Kedjane Wrote:  Well, the Archaic do have some strange logic going around but I still don't think taking a cyanide pill is their solution to everything. I think it sais somewhere (or is at least hinted) that they have encountered hostile threats before.
Since they are a huge worldwide company (20'000 members if I remember it right) they are also bound to have some sort of rival company (or at least some people trying to find them), in which case someone would have to carry a firearm.

I think that the cyanide capsule was incase you got infected so that you would not become a danger. Also most of the current discussion on firearms is moot as they had empty boxes of ammunition in a storage room at the heart of their self sufficent facility, so they obviousley had guns we just didn't find them. Also I think that they are more of a secret society than a company, the company (if any) would be merely a front.
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