Zan and I discussed the Z-Buster point over AIM, and yeah, that it is factually true but EXTREMELY badly worded so far as implications go is about the only way to make sense of it. Since we know the buster WAS repaired simultaneously with the creation of the Z-Saber, the Z-Saber being added as redundancy is about the only way it works.
I'm surprised at this validating the Z-Buster over Light's X1 capsule, though. Leaving a "what if" scenario is one thing, but claiming that as the valid one makes it harder to sweep the similarity/compatibility issues under the rug. I'm really having a hard time believing at this point that Wily and Light didn't put their heads together one last time during the development of X and Zero.
Same here, and I also want to know why they went with the double dick move of "everybody's dead, Dave"/"All the player characters are retools/recolours of these three schmucks". :/ (Okay, maybe the first can be easily explained)
See, here's the problem with the "only the Navigators lived" explanation: Iris is there. So that says to me that they're evidently cloning navigators as well, and why? Well, we can only guess...
I'm fairly certain that there will be more than three player types, as well. Recent images reveal an alternate ProtoMan design which looks to me like an armor upgrade in the same vein as the previously shown player types.
Even if we place it outside of (Rockman ZERO) continuinity; as a strange alternate paralel future of the classic and X-series. It still reveals to us information of the past shared with Rockman ZERO. How do you feel about that information assisting us in our understanding of those series?
Thus far nothing revealed seems more outlandish than anything Capcom's done, so I'd say that as long as it's not contradictory it should certainly be acceptable. The Wily quote, for example, definitely sounds to me like something Wily would say, even post-X-series.
However, while RMO is offering tons in the way of series backstory, the RMO-specific backstory is still a bit lacking. The deal with Cinnamon getting visions of Neo Arcadia has me intrigued, as that's pretty much the main sign pointing towards the "alternate future" explanation (You could otherwise try to work this into line with the other series, but for them to be so familiar with X/Classic events without hearing of Neo Arcadia?). But if that's the case, then we need to know the nature of the divide. We can't simply assume it was, say, X6 or X7. It could just as easily be any later point in the timeline up until around Elf Wars. Further, in light of ZXA, I'd be reluctant to remove Axl outright from Zero-series continuity.
Also, we really need to know the extent of Wily and Light's involvement. Wily has been off the radar since X7 and Light since XCM. That EITHER of them are playing a part in this is pretty darn significant. Never before has the notion been put forward that their presence would outlast X and Zero's.