View Poll Results: Use it, or destroy it?

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  • Use it.

    206 48.02%
  • Destroy it.

    119 27.74%
  • Other

    104 24.24%
  1. Post #1
    Puuurple
    Keychain's Avatar
    May 2008
    14,628 Posts
    As we all we know by now, before    Eli dies,    Eli tells you strictly to destroy the ship, while Kleiner thinks that it should be used against the Combine. This is quite a predicament and makes me wonder what Valve might do for Episode 3.

    Should Episode 3 go interactive style and let you decide how to treat the Borealis? This would obviously determine the rest of the story because any choice would probably affect it greatly.

    Also, sorry if this is old news. I just replayed Episode 2 for the gnome achievement, and this time I was actually listening to the dialogue and stuff because with all this Portal 2 stuff going around, I was more interested than usual.

    I personally think they should use it, although I'm not sure what kind of power that boat may possess, Eli could be right about how there's no controlling it.
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  2. Post #2
    ASK ME ABOUT MY FLIES FETISH
    Suttles's Avatar
    August 2009
    31,444 Posts
    Using it would be awesome.
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  3. Post #3
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    Lankist's Avatar
    July 2006
    14,576 Posts
    Yes let's tack on arbitrary moral choices to a thus far completely linear story
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  4. Post #4
    Captain Westcliff: Thinks Wales is an Island
    NeoDement's Avatar
    January 2006
    18,070 Posts
    no you cant make choices or the sequel will piss off whoever chose differently
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  5. Post #5
    Dr. Conro J. Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master
    Conro101's Avatar
    July 2007
    7,713 Posts
    I think you may use it, the boat teleports, hopefully to Xen, and the boat is destroyed in the process.
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  6. Post #6

    June 2007
    1,167 Posts
    Yes let's tack on arbitrary moral choices to a thus far completely linear story
    Edited:

    the strictures of HL's canon dont allow for such earth-shattering choices.
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  7. Post #7
    Geos88's Avatar
    December 2008
    174 Posts
    I chose not to follow the Gman in Half Life 1.
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  8. Post #8
    Dr Pepper's Avatar
    October 2008
    3,543 Posts
    Destroy it in memory of Eli Vance
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  9. Post #9

    January 2010
    45 Posts
    Use it but destroy it. Like... use it to get over to the combine establishments then destroy it causing a big explosion or what ever that causes it to destroy the combine as well.
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  10. Post #10
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    Mr. Someguy's Avatar
    March 2006
    24,055 Posts
    I'd destroy it out of respect for Eli. I mean, his last words were specifically telling you to destroy it.
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  11. Post #11
    Puuurple
    Keychain's Avatar
    May 2008
    14,628 Posts
    I'd destroy it out of respect for Eli. I mean, his last words were specifically telling you to destroy it.
    His last words were, "Close your eyes, honey! Don't look!"
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  12. Post #12
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    Mr. Someguy's Avatar
    March 2006
    24,055 Posts
    His last words were, "Close your eyes, honey! Don't look!"
    His last words to us then.


    Besides, Portal Storms, Antlions and Headcrabs everywhere, the oceans full of carnivorous Leeches and Alien Dinosaur Fish (Ichthyosaurs), most of the world destroyed, and the last remnant of humanity at war.

    I'm not sure we're really in a position to fuck up again.
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  13. Post #13
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    N0 WAR's Avatar
    June 2007
    993 Posts
    His last words were, "Close your eyes, honey! Don't look!"
    I looked.
    I'm so disrespectful.
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  14. Post #14
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    Borg184's Avatar
    December 2008
    1,303 Posts
    If GLaDOS is on board, Blow it to all hell. If not... Use it. Cry soem moar Eli.
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  15. Post #15
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    Aurora93's Avatar
    March 2009
    11,665 Posts
    If GLaDOS is on board, Blow it to all hell. If not... Use it. Cry soem moar Eli.
    Why not? I love psychopathic supercomputers.
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  16. Post #16
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    Nystical's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,327 Posts
    I got an idea, they use make an achievement for either destroying or using it, and whichever achievement has more will be the main one? Or destroying it will actually lock it from being destroyed or using it destroys it in the process.
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  17. Post #17
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    Mister B's Avatar
    August 2008
    3,293 Posts
    His last words to us then.


    Besides, Portal Storms, Antlions and Headcrabs everywhere, the oceans full of carnivorous Leeches and Alien Dinosaur Fish (Ichthyosaurs), most of the world destroyed, and the last remnant of humanity at war.

    I'm not sure we're really in a position to fuck up again.

    Yeah! What could pOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOsibly go wrong?

    \/\/
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  18. Post #18
    Gold Member
    BlueFlash's Avatar
    June 2008
    5,147 Posts
    It should have 2 different paths, like blowing up or saving Megaton in Fallout 3.
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  19. Post #19
    Cheesedragon's Avatar
    December 2009
    1,586 Posts
    "DESTROY DAT SHEEP"

    "DESTROY IT, WHATEVER IT TAKES!!!"

       *owned by Advisors*   

    Fuck you Eli, I'm handing the keys to Good Ol' Dr.K
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  20. Post #20
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    Kyle v2's Avatar
    August 2005
    7,761 Posts
    I want to see it explode in a computer crashing display of epic-ness.
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  21. Post #21
    World's Okayest Comic Guy
    usaokay's Avatar
    February 2005
    17,342 Posts
    no you cant make choices or the sequel will piss off whoever chose differently
    But Valve can just decide which ending is canon just like what they had done to HL1 where if Freeman refuses G-Man's offer, then he teleports him to a battle where Freeman cannot win.
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  22. Post #22
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    Mr. Someguy's Avatar
    March 2006
    24,055 Posts
    Or Gman could just pull an OP4 and undo whatever you did if you didn't pick the 'right' one.
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  23. Post #23
    Fusilero1's Avatar
    July 2009
    10,578 Posts
    But Valve can just decide which ending is canon just like what they had done to HL1 where if Freeman refuses G-Man's offer, then he teleports him to a battle where Freeman cannot win.
    What's the point of a moral choice system if there's no impact
    It's like if mass effect decided to say fuck you and force choices on you after importing to ME2
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  24. Post #24
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    lockdown6's Avatar
    August 2008
    5,688 Posts
    Depends on what exactly is in it that would be used/destroyed.
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  25. Post #25
    Sharp_Shoote's Avatar
    March 2008
    189 Posts


    "Freeman, if you preserve the Borealis ship, think of all the technologies that will help mankind fight the combine!"
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  26. Post #26
    Gold Member
    lockdown6's Avatar
    August 2008
    5,688 Posts


    "Freeman, if you preserve the Borealis ship, think of all the technologies that will help mankind fight the combine!"
    And so Freeman talks for the first time:

    "FUCK OFF"
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  27. Post #27
    Geos88's Avatar
    December 2008
    174 Posts


    "Freeman, if you preserve the Borealis ship, think of all the technologies that will help mankind fight the combine!"
    Wannabe Gman.
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  28. Post #28
    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
    June 2006
    19,133 Posts
    Depend on what the Borealis has.
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  29. Post #29
    Gold Member
    nardix's Avatar
    December 2007
    2,307 Posts
    What if it has stuffed animals in it, and the combine are allergic to them?
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  30. Post #30
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    Talishmar's Avatar
    March 2007
    5,595 Posts
    Depends on what does the borealis do.
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  31. Post #31
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    Paravin's Avatar
    November 2007
    9,167 Posts
    I want to destroy it for the epic cinematic physics explosion.
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  32. Post #32
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    loled's Avatar
    July 2007
    3,244 Posts
    Well, if you destroy it Alyx is happy and you get laid, but if you use it everyone including you dies.
    The choice is clear here.
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  33. Post #33
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,390 Posts
    I would destroy it, but the "free choice" will be an illusion like in Half-Life 1.
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  34. Post #34
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    loled's Avatar
    July 2007
    3,244 Posts
    I would destroy it, but the "free choice" will be an illusion like in Half-Life 1.
    Pretty much, but im pretty sure you die anyway.
    Either the helicopter crashing while escaping from the explosion, or G-man himself comes in and kills you.
    And then goes away shamelessly into his stupid portal.
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  35. Post #35
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    Dennab
    March 2005
    1,910 Posts
    Alyx has Gordon pussywhipped and she wouldn't let him go against Eli's wishes.
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  36. Post #36
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    loled's Avatar
    July 2007
    3,244 Posts
    Alyx has Gordon pussywhipped and she wouldn't let him go against Eli's wishes.
    So if you dont destroy the borealis, you die a virgin.
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  37. Post #37
    ComboTroop's Avatar
    October 2009
    4,127 Posts
    Free boat ride for 3!
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  38. Post #38
    Laserbeams's Avatar
    February 2010
    9,920 Posts
    What exactly can the "Other" option be ?

  39. Post #39
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    swampie's Avatar
    July 2008
    5,910 Posts
    Use = Xen blows up and computer crashes. end (quicksaves before explosion and deltes others)
    destroy = Boat blows up and computer crashes. end (quicksaves before explosion and deltes others)
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  40. Post #40

    March 2010
    4,109 Posts
    I'd destroy it.
    After playing bad company it just shows that no matter who would have the weapon we'd all be fucked.
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