Forstchen's role in Wing Commander...

Dralthi5

Spaceman
At the end of the credits for Wing Commander IV, it says additional fiction by William R. Forstchen and Ben Ohlander.

Does this just mean that they wrote the novel and it's sort of a companion piece to the game, or does this mean something else?

Another thing, after you get promoted here in the Chat Zone, do you get a new rank on all of the posts you've done so far, or just the ones you've posted after your promotion?

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ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
That's sort of what it means.. there's also a chapter from the novel in the WC4 Manual.
 

TC

SubCrid
Yeah, promotions are retroactive. So all your posts say your current rank (it makes it really hard to figure out when you were promoted if you weren't paying attention.)

TC

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Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
Forstchen and Ohlander wrote the WCIV novel, but they are credited because they wrote the 'sample' novel chapters included in the WCIV box.

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Dralthi5

Spaceman
I see.

I would not have known that, because I have the PlayStation version where there is no sample chapter. Hell, my WCIV didn't even come with a manual period.


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Penguin

Spaceman
Yeah it sucks when you don't get the manual. I bought Jane's F 15 & got only the CD. The manual was on a readme file & turned into 400+ pages of technical stuff I'm still puzzling through. Ran out of paper & guzzled a lot of ink it did.
 

Dralthi5

Spaceman
Lemme guess? It was used.

It didn't really bother me that I didn't have the instructions, I was just happy to have the game after not seeing it for a year.


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Earthworm

Spaceman
No I think he got the Classic edition from EA. They come on CDs only, and the manual is also on the CD in PDF format.

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Dralthi5

Spaceman
Ah. I stand corrected.


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TC

SubCrid
Dralthi (what's with the 5 anyway... I don't think anyone would have beat you to it...) You should get the game version, you get more cool things happening (like planetary missions)

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Metras

Spaceman
lol

Actually, Forstchen's novels are quite interesting.

If any of you have not read the novels, read them, they are quite good.


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Earthworm

Spaceman
Every WC fan should read the novels, they have a lot of history and explanations in them, and you can't loose a mission in them
To bad they're so short.

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TC

SubCrid
I bet if you tried really hard (and burned the book while it is describing a mission) you could loose...

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Earthworm

Spaceman
Could work, but why would you burn a WC book?

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SubCrid
I wouldn't, but some crazies might try it... (send me the book and I'll burn a different book and send it to you
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Earthworm

Spaceman
You wish, those books have the same value to me as the games do. Which books are you missing anyhow?

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TC

SubCrid
You can never have too many WC books... (I don't have AS...) You can always use a second.

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Metras

Spaceman
lol

I've only read a couple myself (they always seem to be sold out in my area).

But... personally, I find it more interactive at playing the game


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Earthworm

Spaceman
You can get it at amazon.com , and it's cheap too. Do you have ER? That was the hardest novel to find for me. Do you have the movie novels?(some people don't consider them WC novels, maybe you don't either?)

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Deadman

Spaceman
I thought the 5 in Dralthi5 was just a modal number. Instead of useing DralthiIV He used Dralthi5 so people would be as confused. I could be wrong though.
 
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