Blog #15 | Sole Survivor A Phoenix from the Ashes of Obscurity
Posted 30 October 2008 - 04:29 AM
I found this website and signed up the same day couple weeks ago
Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:10 AM
Keep 'em comin!
Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:14 AM
I just registered today. I have been following your work for a couple of months. I must say, that its the fantastic job done by you guys that prompted me to sign up! The TD mod has really blown me over!
My special thanks to the whole TD team for creating the TD mod.
Hi, Welcome, and Thank You.
Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:16 PM
Back during TD, the world was still identifying various nation borders (although by TS they seem to be gone). In one early FMV, EVA points out the National breakdown of GDI and Nod influence ranging from pale to solid Red & Gold, even going as far as showing the nations representing an almost unilateral trust in a specific faction with its own logo:
Primary GDI Alliance Breakdown:
Primary Nod Alliance Breakdown:
Zaire (Today known as the Democratic Republic of Congo)
Since the majority of the campaign occurs in Europe & Africa (not counting Seth's attempted suicide mission to the US), we figured that a nationality (with an obscure hispanic heritage, no less) that was not nearby would be appropriate. The name's origin was a mix of Elián from "Elián Gonzales", a popular culture name of a boy in the midst of a custody battle between Communist Cuba and Capitalist America, and "Cortés", a slight tweak of the General Cortez name many are familar with from Firestorm.
Moreover, there are some memorable classic images that show the commando holding a "shoot from the hip" shotgun style weapon, but we didn't want to get away from the idea of a silenced sniper rifle either, so we decided to create a technological enigma as it were, a sniper rifle that could target as effectively from the hip, because of its specialized camera that fed directly to this commando's goggles. Another motivator for this was the Box cover, the soldier there had goggles and no helmet, in the thick of things, and we figured it would be a nice contrast to a classic beret wearing, conventional sniper style commando that Parker would be.
I hope that was detailed enough for you
Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:00 PM
Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:07 PM
LONG POLLS for 2nd Lieutenant Parker, and at least 15 drawings for the Salararius Cortés (at one point he was wearing a hoodie! No joke.) I put my utmost into these 2 in order to ensure they fit the part
Posted 02 November 2008 - 05:23 AM
Well that's great! It looks really traditional and original.
Also, that was some pretty deep research you guys did on the commando! I thought Cortes was just a random name.