I really enjoy these kinds of episodes
it really appeals to my autism that makes me sense my surroundings in details only & crack every information into it’s pure core, when I try to analyze & categorize them & I love to use this on something like Destiny & it’s lore
Whenever I do some researches for a Destiny theory, I kinda do it the same way as you’ve explained it there @PurpleChimera & I also give consideration to the way the informations are being presented in the game + how Bungie emphasizes them to the main story. Then I categorize them in a ranking system like this:
- cutscenes (especially dialogues)
- in-game dialogues during missions (ranked again in a. main story-missions & b. side story-missions)
- random quotes from NPCs
- in-game text (a. gear descriptions, b. quest descriptions, c. Enviroment/Level-Design)
And then I try to determine whether the informations are primary- or secondary sources just as explained by Purple, which specifies this ranking system again in more sections, especially the grimoire-cards.
Now, whenever I got a theory about something & look for patterns, I try to work my way up the ranking system in order to tie it inductively to the main story. I do this because I want to determine how likely a topic is to be solved in the near future (as any type of content drop, DLCs or next base game).
There’s just 1 thing I’ve problems with because I don’t know whether to include it to the source ranking or not:
soundtracks! I’m hyper-autistic about music & there are sooo many clues within the soundtracks!
For example the Fallen-soundtrack does have the Traveler-theme in it. the Fallen SABER sountrack has synths typically used for other Fallen related soundtracks but the SABER soundtrack itself is a variation of the Warmind-soundtrack, which emphasizes the SABER-Rasputin-theory I’ve heard in a DestinyLoreCast I think? I believe it was from AnonPig (Just as a comparison: the Shield Brothers-soundtrack is a variation of the original Cabal soundtrack but partly uses the typical Taken synths. In both cases we fight enemies each in an enviroment that belongs to someone else. If the theory’s correct then the soundtracks we hear in both fights emphasizes the actual enemy! - end of spinfoilerinos)
Now my question is, should the soundtracks be considered as well when researching Destiny’s story?