[EPILOGUE] Alvin is the Grand Master?
25.12.2010 @ 16:05 #24
25.12.2010 @ 18:53 #28
Alvin won't appear in the sequel, I guess I read it somewhere in an interview or a TW" FAQ?
If he does I think his story will distract new players who haven't played the first game. The Alvin / de Aldersberg case is too comprehensive for a minor tier in TW2.
When you turn they will be gone, whispering their hidden song.
Then you see what cannot be, shadows move where light should be.
Out of darkness, out of mind – cast down into the Halls of the Blind…
28.12.2010 @ 14:46 #35
To understand why Alvin won't make a return we have to try to grasp to concept of time. Easiest way to explain this is to assume that time is a river and it flows in one direction so we cannot reverse it but a source like Alvin can jump around points in time however they are still bound by their destiny. If time is indeed a river than we can assume that all the points in time take place all the time (e.g When Geralt defeats GM at the same moment but at a different point in time Alvin in Murky Waters moves back in time and at the same moment Geralt at a different point in time is found alive and so on. Because At all times at a all points in the river of time there is water that fills it). So GM in our point in time ( When we as the players play the game) is Alvin that comes from a different point in time. A point at which he was a little boy in Murky Waters. When he disappeared ha traveled to our point in time and became the Grand Master. So GM that we kill is Alvin from a future point in time and our Alvin is yet to become the GM.
So why we won't be able to see Alvin again? Because we are already past the point of his death in the river of time. This raises another question: What if Alvin from our time (after he went back to the past to become GM) figured out that he would fail and die, wouldn't he be able to change his fate? No... and yes. He wouldn't be able to change it because it is his destiny, no matter how hard you try you cannot avoid it but if we take it from another angle and presume that yes we can change destiny and yes Alvin could change his fate and survive it still wouldn't affect our point in time because it is already past the moment where GM died and we cannot reverse the flow of the river of time. If Alvin manged to find out what fate has in store for him then at the point where he found out the time would split. The river would split into 2 streams creating 2 separate timeliness which would result in parallel universe being created because it would lead to completely different events that could not happen in the original stream of the river. This means that if Alvin ever found out about his death in the future and such he wouldn't be able to travel to the point in future where our Geralt lives because he is now following a different direction from the original timeline. So any other Alvin's in the river of time will either follow the original river and die or divert at one point and enter the new parallel universe.
Even if our Alvin went back to a point in the original river to stop himself from creating the parallel universe and succeeded thus destroying the new parallel universe it would just lead to yet another split and creation of a new universe. Even if he went way back to the beginning out time and tried changing something there it would not have any effect on our point in time.
I hope everyone understands this overly complex idea of mine. xD
03.01.2011 @ 02:58 #36
05.11.2012 @ 18:39 #39
Personally I dismissed the whole temporal loop thing, there were too many political aspects for that scenario and I feel it'd be tantamount to the "t'was all just a dream" ending type.
Noting the former, it'd be a strange case of Babysitter blues for the GM to "know" Triss. In the end (at least the Neutral ending) Triss became the new advisor to Foltest, a very prestigious post, in unusual circumstances.
I haven't played TW2 o.O
06.11.2012 @ 11:35 #40
The final murder doesn´t make sense to me at all and I am missing choice here. I also think that the last part of this game was finished in hurry and so there are some clues lead to nowhere and some other are missing. One of this moments may be appearing Alvin on Ice Plains. The game stops and than ... nothing happens.