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Re: Official Timeline
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2011, 06:45:27 PM »
So, which sourcebooks are the timelines presented in?

If it's all just logiced out, that's fine with me, but I was under the impression that this was in a sourcebook too.

It's pretty convinient that they put PF in a "different timeline".  That's one way to reconcile all the "wrong" moves and inconsistant designs, I guess.  I wonder if they had Roll's and Wily's new looks thought out by then too (as both use old looks in that game, despite it being post-8).  No way to know for sure, I suppose.

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Re: Official Timeline
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2011, 04:16:10 PM »
The game manuals themselves list the time passage from one game to the next. However, when it comes to intertwining mainstream games and side-stories, no real information is given.

Recalling a discussion from the last forum, Japanese magazines have confirmed that order for the gameboy games, but also given different orders now and then... Marshmallow Man would know for certain, but he left the community; I can only go from memory. What I remember is that one of them, for example, grouped all the gameboy games in the impossibly short time period after Rockman4. With all gameboy games being separated by several months, and Rockman 5 occuring 2 months after 4, I don't think that proposition really works out.

In the list I presented, I took several matters into consideration: release date, references, characters, abilities, etc.. Which in all cases define an earliest position in the timeline, and sometimes their position at the latest too. Many games need to occur before Rockman and Forte; World5 needs to occur before 6 and 7; World 1 and 2 need to occur before Rockboard; World 1 needs to occur before Soccer; and so on.

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Re: Official Timeline
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2011, 09:13:08 PM »
It's not so much that they exist in a separate timeline. Power Fighters is still 6 months after Rockman 8, as stated. It's just that the game itself has several details that are at odds with the mainstream games. Leaving those in, the games we were presented exist parallel to some imaginary version of the same story in which these inconsistencies do not exist.

Ah, I see. But the games as presented are technically out of continuity, correct? Are there any other games where developer/creator/someone-with-authority statements have cast doubt on the events of the game? I know there's a statement regarding X Command Mission that can be interpreted as such, but that was pretty ambiguous.

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Re: Official Timeline
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2011, 04:23:06 AM »
That's their way of saying "there's probably going to be continuity errors, but just ignore it."

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Re: Official Timeline
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2011, 02:17:05 PM »
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Ah, I see. But the games as presented are technically out of continuity, correct?

Only the contradictions contained therein.

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I know there's a statement regarding X Command Mission that can be interpreted as such, but that was pretty ambiguous.

XCM was called a "Gaiden/Another Story" which is the same status as the Mega Mission stories got. Ultimately, though, the label is meaningless; it only describes the natural disconnect caused by having a story in the far-flung future of the X-series before going back to fill the gaps.

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Re: Official Timeline
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2011, 04:41:39 AM »
Another weird reference I've seen around the 'Net is that R&F is considered parallel to RM9. I... don't understand why that would ever be the case, but they all say that Inafune said it, despite not providing a source.

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Re: Official Timeline
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2011, 10:23:39 AM »
http://asylums.insanejournal.com/rockman_elysium/28597.html

NW: Where in the chronology do Mega Man 9 fit in? Will Mega Man 9 be the last episode of the Classic series? Is Mega Man & Bass part of the main chronology?

KI: Basically, the chronology was made to follow Mega Man 8 and be the last/latest in the series. The world of Mega Man & Bass exists paralel to Mega Man 9.

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Re: Official Timeline
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2011, 11:45:12 AM »
Why not have R&F happen in between 8 and 9? It seems like they are trying to be confusing by making R&F parallel to 9.

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Re: Official Timeline
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2011, 12:00:18 PM »
It does happen between 8 and 9. The story acknowledged it. It's probably something that was changed from the conceptual phase, or a general reflection of their stance on side-stories as with Power Fighters.

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Re: Official Timeline
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2011, 12:20:39 PM »
It helps to keep in mind that, internally, R&F is titled "ROCKMAN 8.5" or sumtin like that. I forget the exact thing; for all I know that was it. XD
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Re: Official Timeline
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2011, 12:32:23 PM »
It does happen between 8 and 9. The story acknowledged it. It's probably something that was changed from the conceptual phase, or a general reflection of their stance on side-stories as with Power Fighters.

So that ninth "surrender" screen Rockman shows is supposed to be from RM&F? I honestly couldn't tell because of the switch to NES-style graphics.

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Re: Official Timeline
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2011, 12:50:57 PM »
Yeah, that's Rockman and Forte. Furthermore, the whole intro story requires such a surrender scene without an escape, which didn't happen in any game after 8, except RnF.

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