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Episode 3, Things that don't add up.

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Detective Mode:You go on a simple hunt for chalk and find medicine for people who aren't even sick. Bandits are supposed to pick up the meds in broad daylight? Episode 2 Carley/Doug spots Danny and Andy in an instant when they're freaking out over being infected.

Shooting:Then there's the gunfire, okay so you got two people shooting semi-auto guns at bandits and walkers. And there's apparently tons of bandits in the woods shooting way more guns, but the walkers want you instead? And when the walker goes after Kat and Duck, clearly it doesn't bite duck where they show him getting bit.

Roadside confrontation: In any real life situation I doubt people are going to go crazy and shoot someone over stolen medicine. "You have til' three", what happens at three? She didn't have a gun in her hand when she was about to start counting. And it seemed like Ben was about to admit he did it before Kenny hits a walker. About that, how do you hit a walker in the street like that? He clearly had headlights and was paying attention to the road. The random accusations in the RV as well, "I've had my suspicions", okay why?

Tanker Problem: Clearly the tanker was in the way, but when you cut it down, there's no way that the tanker magically moved out of the way, or wasn't damaged and leaked, with probable explosion.

I don't know, I paid attention to this episode after I was upset that nothing seemed to be going in any right direction for the characters/story. So I stared at it for every possible scenario that didn't make sense to me.

Honestly, people argue that "in a real life situation" and stuff like that, yeah well it's a game. It's a fantasy land.

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  • @Dead_Man_Walking said:
    The Chalk: What was the point of that? One "X" on a wall and some smashed chalk under the dumpster? Huh? :confused: Was Ben marking the building, or something? Why? They already shot the crap out of it with bullets and arrows. I'm pretty sure they knew what motor inn they were at (Considering I didn't see another one). Besides, where did they get the chalk? I've never seen a pharmacy carry sticks of chalk before. :p

    It was to mark that it was time for the deal, thats what the X was for, it was recently made, Ben went over after storing the meds and marked that X so the bandits could peek over, see it, and move to take the drugs.

  • @Dead_Man_Walking said:
    Gear: Even Christa and Omid struck me as odd, walking around with nothing to their names...

    Haven't you been paying attention? Really BIG back pockets. Lee can fit an axe in his with spare room for a plank of wood and rope.

    @Dead_Man_Walking said: shhhh... Cyreen will smell us soon.

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  • @Dead_Man_Walking said:


    In reality, they should have been tripping over guns, especially in Georgia. Southern states are known for their gun toting citizens (And there's nothing wrong with that).

    Guns are terrible terrible inventions

  • [QUOTE=Cyreen;680745]Haven't you been paying attention? Really BIG back pockets. Lee can fit an axe in his with spare room for a plank of wood and rope.

    and a blowtorch lol

  • @Pellet said: [QUOTE=Cyreen;680745]Haven't you been paying attention? Really BIG back pockets. Lee can fit an axe in his with spare room for a plank of wood and rope.

    and a blowtorch lol

    It's like Link from the Legend of Zelda. Carries a bow , hammer ,bombs , bottles and much more in his pockets. Magic pouches are the new fanny packs.

  • @MichaCHOW said: Detective Mode:You go on a simple hunt for chalk and find medicine for people who aren't even sick. Bandits are supposed to pick up the meds in broad daylight? Episode 2 Carley/Doug spots Danny and Andy in an instant when they're freaking out over being infected.

    Medical supplies are always good to have. Not always important but not to be underestimated. Nothing worse than wanting a painkiller when you could make use of it. And I could imagine hunger headaches are rampant. The bandits approach the pick-up location from a blind spot which is understandable. What I don't get is how terrible Ben was as a watchman. He surely saw Lee investigating and didn't intervene despite what was obviously coming. And most of the group was rounded up for murder with no hint given to Lee or Lilly, despite their watchman sitting barely out of the front of the door,

    @MichaCHOW said: Shooting:Then there's the gunfire, okay so you got two people shooting semi-auto guns at bandits and walkers. And there's apparently tons of bandits in the woods shooting way more guns, but the walkers want you instead? And when the walker goes after Kat and Duck, clearly it doesn't bite duck where they show him getting bit.

    On one hand we didn't have our eye on Duck the whole shootout, but you're probably right. I bet it was coasting off the player not paying too much attention, not thinking back hard enough when they see the bite. And yes, the zombies definetly did come in against the odds for dramatic effect. We only know of one entry way, which was occupied by delicious bandits for the zombies to take, but they went right by instead.

    @MichaCHOW said: Roadside confrontation: In any real life situation I doubt people are going to go crazy and shoot someone over stolen medicine. "You have til' three", what happens at three? She didn't have a gun in her hand when she was about to start counting. And it seemed like Ben was about to admit he did it before Kenny hits a walker. About that, how do you hit a walker in the street like that? He clearly had headlights and was paying attention to the road. The random accusations in the RV as well, "I've had my suspicions", okay why?

    In Lillys defense (not that I don't hate her to death) she was under a great deal of stress. She was having a power struggle trying to maintain her place as leader, her dad was killed by a survivor among us who has no regrets, she was right about a thief and nobody would listen to her, and then she got a earful of personal attacks from Carley/Doug. She was in no place to think rationally and wasn't fit to take charge. I still blame Ben more, by assisting her paranoia in growing, among the rest of the things he did, but Lilly was still unforgivable.

    It was more than just the medicine to her, it was making sure nobody was going to intentionally screw them over. She was never made aware of Bens motive of protecting the group. Also she, like most of the other pistol carriers wore their pistol on the back of their pants. She can be seen briefly but clearly reaching behind for her pistol just seconds before the Carley version of the murder.

    @MichaCHOW said: Tanker Problem: Clearly the tanker was in the way, but when you cut it down, there's no way that the tanker magically moved out of the way, or wasn't damaged and leaked, with probable explosion.

    It is a bit of a miracle. It's barely believeable that the tank rolled completely out of the way even with its shape. It's a miracle that the impact left the rails in functional order. It's amazing that the tank had no puncture let alone a full on crumple despite landing in such a way.

    There have been a good handful of odd occurences that don't add up across the three episodes. Whether by physics or character behavior. It appears to me like a lack of communication between the story writers and the animators, designers etc.

  • I didn't understand why the chalk was mentioned or what even happened with that... can someone explain to me?

  • @LauriNicole said: I didn't understand why the chalk was mentioned or what even happened with that... can someone explain to me?

    There was a chalk X on the side of the motor inn wall, oposite the grate where the drugs were being stashed. Lee finds it after inspecting the broken glass from the flashlight. There hasn't been any actual confirmation of what it was for, but it's likely that Ben made the X to alert the bandits that the package was ready for retrieval.

  • @MichaCHOW said: Roadside confrontation: In any real life situation I doubt people are going to go crazy and shoot someone over stolen medicine. "You have til' three", what happens at three? She didn't have a gun in her hand when she was about to start counting. And it seemed like Ben was about to admit he did it before Kenny hits a walker. About that, how do you hit a walker in the street like that? He clearly had headlights and was paying attention to the road. The random accusations in the RV as well, "I've had my suspicions", okay why?

    Actually, I'd expect people to do just that. People kill each other over medicine today, especially in places like Africa where it's not so abundant. To repeat what I've said elsewhere, it's not like the store shelves are getting restocked... stuff like medicine is probably going to be the first things to go without being replaced. Prior to the invention of things like antibiotics, you were more likely to die from infection than pretty much anything else.

    Suspecting Ben makes a certain amount of sense, even ignoring that he belts out "I'm sorry!" in the RV (which pretty much clinched it for me that he was the guilty party). There apparently wasn't an issue with supply theft beforehand, so the guy who just happened to join up with us is probably a safe bet.

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