: Bah! Completely unsubstantiated conjecture... (But that's
: what we're all about isnt it?)
That the prologue writer might have been using hyperbole is "unsubstantiated conjecture"? But aren't you the one who keeps saying how it's impossible for that statement of "a thousand years" of Myrkridian rule to be true? So your own evidence substantiates that the statement cannot be literal and still hold true, given the rest of Myth; so it's either a mistake on Bungie's part (which we should only consider as a last resort), or it's hyperbole.
: I could just as easily
: say, "Well, a thousand years probably just means
: its beyond living memory, so its probably just an
: estimate and really means 100,000 years. And when they
: say they never won a battle, that probably means they
: never actually killed even one krid because if they
: did it would be a partial victory."
But, again, your own evidence supports that mankind couldn't last even a thousand years, much less a hundred thousand, so using the above logic that it's either a mistake, or hyperbole.
: See how
: stupid that sounds? Now, some one with my point of
: view looking at you and Arcangel's response is
: thinking the same thing.
I thought your point of view was that the "thousand years" statement cannot hold true? You've been explaining it as a mistake on Bungie's part, but if we start admitting mistakes on Bungie's part, then the whole story could just fall apart. So we should try to find other ways that things can make sense; in this case, saying it was hyperbole supports your assertion that it's not a true statement, without making it a Bungie mistake.
: Arcangel: Krids holding hostages? HAH! "The Dark
: seeks not to conquer but to destroy... to be master of
: the unthinking dead and their blasted lands."
: Holding hostages definitely falls into the
: "Conquer" category, which is against the
: Dark ideology.
I agree with you here.
: All I am saying is that if, as the prologue says,
: humanity does not win a battle in war that goes on for
: a thousand years against a race that seeks only
: descruction and chaos, it is impossible for there to
: be any left. That's all... there ARE contradictions in
: Bungie's games, a prime example is the journal entry
: for Forest Heart regarding the last time the Giants
: defended the pass, which practically contradicts
: itself in the same sentance.
When the only available option is that it's a mistake on Bungie's part, then it's a mistake on Bungie's part. But don't you agree that if there's a way that it's not a mistake, we should settle on that option instead?