What does B.C. and A.D. mean in this game?

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#1 Posted by WindFall259 (398 posts) -

Because it sure as hell wouldn't mean Before Christ and Anno Domini, at least that's what I think. Thoughts?

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#2 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

They never really say.

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#3 Posted by Dang3rDoom (41 posts) -

maybe B.C. is Before Chrono..

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#4 Posted by mac_n_nina (293 posts) -

big cock after dark

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#5 Edited by captain_max707 (615 posts) -
@Dang3rDoom: Impossible. It would have to be B.B., Before Brono.
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#6 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

I am more of a BCE and CE type of folk

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#7 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

@Dany said:

I am more of a BCE and CE type of folk

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#8 Posted by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

Before Cake and Always be Desting.

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#9 Posted by Scalec (76 posts) -

I think it means "Brono Crazy" and "After Dat".

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#10 Posted by jacksukeru (6494 posts) -

Before Calamity and After Doomsday.

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#11 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (2014 posts) -

Good question.

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#12 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2539 posts) -

Brono Cross

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#13 Posted by Marz (5929 posts) -

though the game isn't using it correctly to signify the birth of jesus....  the Kingdom of Guardia however was founded at 0 or 1 AD thus giving you reference of why there is an Epoch change.

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#14 Posted by ffdthree (205 posts) -

@Marz said:

though the game isn't using it correctly to signify the birth of jesus.... the Kingdom of Guardia however was founded at 0 or 1 AD thus giving you reference of why there is an Epoch change.

you're wrong, sir.

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#15 Posted by Marz (5929 posts) -
@ffdthree said:

@Marz said:

though the game isn't using it correctly to signify the birth of jesus.... the Kingdom of Guardia however was founded at 0 or 1 AD thus giving you reference of why there is an Epoch change.

you're wrong, sir.

k, what is correct?
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#16 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2916 posts) -

Does Japan use BC and AD or something not based on a real life religion? If it's something generic like BCE and CE maybe that's what it says in the original and the translators just used BC and AD without realizing that they don't really make sense in the gameworld?

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#17 Posted by dankempster (2671 posts) -

@SuperfluousMoniker said:

Does Japan use BC and AD or something not based on a real life religion? If it's something generic like BCE and CE maybe that's what it says in the original and the translators just used BC and AD without realizing that they don't really make sense in the gameworld?

That seems like a pretty reasonable assumption. Or perhaps BC and AD were deliberately used to make the time-span instantly relatable to a Western audience.

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#18 Edited by EchoEcho (854 posts) -

@dankempster said:

@SuperfluousMoniker said:

Does Japan use BC and AD or something not based on a real life religion? If it's something generic like BCE and CE maybe that's what it says in the original and the translators just used BC and AD without realizing that they don't really make sense in the gameworld?

That seems like a pretty reasonable assumption. Or perhaps BC and AD were deliberately used to make the time-span instantly relatable to a Western audience.

This was my assumption.

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#19 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4941 posts) -

I do believe its used in the east people don't seem realize that the BC and AD moniker are accepted parts of acamedia world wide not just in religious christian countries...

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#20 Posted by ffdthree (205 posts) -

@Marz said:

@ffdthree said:

@Marz said:

though the game isn't using it correctly to signify the birth of jesus.... the Kingdom of Guardia however was founded at 0 or 1 AD thus giving you reference of why there is an Epoch change.

you're wrong, sir.

k, what is correct?

The Portal Kombat picture on your page is pretty damn correct.

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#21 Posted by Commisar123 (1911 posts) -

It seems to mean pretty much the same thing even if it doesn't stand for the same thing

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#22 Posted by Video_Game_King (36565 posts) -

I'm betting that Jesus is in this game's universe, but instead of getting nailed to a cross and all that junk, he beat the shit out of Judas while yelling, "WHERE'S THE REAL JUDAS, YOU MONSTER BASTARD!?"

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#23 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2916 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker: Thinking about it some more, I realized that you were probably right. Also, I'm crazy so I grabbed a copy of the Japanese rom and checked myself. Lo and behold...
 
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#24 Posted by prestonhedges (1961 posts) -

"Before Christ" and "Anno Domini"

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#25 Posted by gorkamorkaorka (549 posts) -

How can that world support such a large population with no farms should be the real question.

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