#6241
Don't the Toa Mahri recognize the Toa Hagah's names?

In BIONICLE, there are just one-of-a-kind name if I am right (not like here where many people can be named Bob). So Norik is Norik, Matoran, Rahaga or Toa, it's just Norik, right? And didn't the Rahaga meet the Metru Nui Matoran when they returned from Mata Nui? So wouldn't they recognize their names?


The last the Mahri knew, Roodaka was presumed dead and the Rahaga were Rahaga. Why, then, would they have any reason to believe these Toa are the ex-Rahaga, especially after they have announced they have come to destroy the Coliseum? My first thought would be "Makuta in disguise ..."


Oh, well, that makes sense.
#6242
GregF
Ussal Crab

Hi Greg. :)

Just wondering, is the Bionicle planet bigger or smaller than Earth?


If I had to guess, I would guess smaller, but that is just a guess.
#6243
Ussal Crab
GregF
Ussal Crab

Hi Greg. :)

Just wondering, is the Bionicle planet bigger or smaller than Earth?


If I had to guess, I would guess smaller, but that is just a guess.



Ah, more proof for my theory .

*discoes away*
#6244
Check this out: the Mother of all Quotes, that I think pretty much tells us what's going to happen at the end of 08:

Sorry to bother you Greg, but these questions have been bugging me all afternoon.

1). Do masks run out of energy eventually?
2). Can the Ignika run out of energy?
2a) If yes, will something bad happen if the Ignika runs out of energy or will nothing particularly amazing happen?
3). Vahi?
4). You know you said that we are going to see Mata Nui this year, are we going to see him in the CGI that has been on the front of Bionicle.com, or through some other way?

Thank you very much Greg.

-IGNITION-


1) Yes
2) Yes
2a) I don't think anything horrible would happen, no
3) Yes
4) I don't know about the CGI, I do know he will be in the comic and in BrickMaster


:D
#6245
Hello Greg, hope you're doing well.

Just some questions,

1)Have you started writing DiD yet?
2)If you reveal Trinuma or Helryx's mask power, will you be giving them bionicle names?
3)Why did Icarax doesn't want to go to Karda Nui in the first place?
4)Is Krakua's homeland is a place we know of?
5)Are there any other beings at Teridax location besides himself?

That's my questions for now.


1) No
2) Don't know, I have very few approved names left
3) Because he doesn't like other people telling him what to do and where to go.
4) Yes
5) No


5)I thought I was on to something here.
#6246
wow. masks can lose energy? that's new i think. come on ignika, keep using your power .
#6247
QUOTE
Hello, Mr.Farshtey. I have a quick question for you.

How can the Jetrax T6, a machine, act as eyes for Antroz?

Thanks .


How do airline pilots fly in the dark or in fog?
#6248
TheJake
QUOTE
Hello, Mr.Farshtey. I have a quick question for you.

How can the Jetrax T6, a machine, act as eyes for Antroz?

Thanks .


How do airline pilots fly in the dark or in fog?

I'm guessing radar?
#6249
probably. that seems kinda strange though. i thought greg said earlier that jetrax was his eyes. oh well.
#6250
TheJake
QUOTE
Hello, Mr.Farshtey. I have a quick question for you.

How can the Jetrax T6, a machine, act as eyes for Antroz?

Thanks .


How do airline pilots fly in the dark or in fog?


I presume the Jetrax had proximity sensors and/or cameras that mentally feed information to Antroz.
#6251
-IGNITION-
Check this out: the Mother of all Quotes, that I think pretty much tells us what's going to happen at the end of 08:

Sorry to bother you Greg, but these questions have been bugging me all afternoon.

1). Do masks run out of energy eventually?
2). Can the Ignika run out of energy?
2a) If yes, will something bad happen if the Ignika runs out of energy or will nothing particularly amazing happen?
3). Vahi?
4). You know you said that we are going to see Mata Nui this year, are we going to see him in the CGI that has been on the front of Bionicle.com, or through some other way?

Thank you very much Greg.

-IGNITION-


1) Yes
2) Yes
2a) I don't think anything horrible would happen, no
3) Yes
4) I don't know about the CGI, I do know he will be in the comic and in BrickMaster


:D

Are you thinking the Ignika is going to just run out of energy and the universe won't die?
#6252
Toa Onuta
TheJake
QUOTE
Hello, Mr.Farshtey. I have a quick question for you.

How can the Jetrax T6, a machine, act as eyes for Antroz?

Thanks .


How do airline pilots fly in the dark or in fog?


I presume the Jetrax had proximity sensors and/or cameras that mentally feed information to Antroz.


That sounds reasonble. But, since it was made by Artahka, it is probably much more advanced.

:voyanui: Bill Toa of Pie :voyanui:

Edit: Spelling
#6253
Planetperson
Hello, Greg, I have a couple questions:

1. Recently a member asked you about the preparation scroll with regard to its knowing why the volcanoes on Artidax were needed to be quelled. I was wondering -- is it possible that the Great Beings made the scroll able to change what is written on it according to world circumstances?

2. Do you see being able to recycle one of the Mata Nui location names for the previous Turaga of Metru Nui, i.e. Dume's predecessor?

Thank you for your time.

--Planetperson


1) No
2) No, I am not in the market to reuse Mata Nui location names. Most of those names are Maori words, so I prefer not to haul them out again

Looks like the fun's over RE the Mata Nui location names.


For what it's worth, I thought it was a cool idea. :)
#6254

1) Since Phantoka means 'Spirits of the Sky' and Mistika means 'Spirits of the Mist', and 'ka' (which is part of both names, Mistika and Phantoka) is an Egyptian word for spirit, is it safe to say the Matoran word for 'spirit' is 'ka'?

2) Toa can control, manipulate, create and absorb their element right? So if a Toa of Water has a tidal wave coming at her and she absorbs it, will she lose elemental energy or get recharged by the tidal wave's power?



1) Yes
2) She would gain a large amount of elemental power, but would have to release it almost immediately because it would be too much for her body to handle


Yay . A new Matoran word . So Kongu's Gukko's name means spirit.
#6255
Number 1 is interesting.
#6256
Ah, but doesn't mata stand for spirit? Now, a more appropriate question would be concerning the usage of the words. Mata could be used to describe a being of great power and/or status, whereas Ka could be used as a way to honour a being. Never really know, do you?
#6257
Aoran
Ah, but doesn't mata stand for spirit? Now, a more appropriate question would be concerning the usage of the words. Mata could be used to describe a being of great power and/or status, whereas Ka could be used as a way to honour a being. Never really know, do you?

"Spirit" can have more than one meaning, even in English. Although I am unsure if Greg confirming that "it would be reasonable" qualifies for BS01. For all we know, "Mata" could mean something else, anyway-- just because Mata Nui is the only one treated as a Great Spirit doesn't mean his name means that specifically.
#6258
Hello again Greg, just some questions

1)Is mata nui(being) at a place we know of?
1a)Are there any other beings other than mata nui's location besides himself?
2)Will the Turaga of Metru Nui make an appearance in DiD?
3)Is Krakua at the center of the southern continent?
3a)Voya Nui(before the great cataclysm)?
3b)Nynrah?
4)Has nocturn been captured yet?
5)Will the matoran of Voya Nui make an appearance in any of the web serials?
6)Will the OoMN attempt to find Takadox?
7)In DW chpt 3. Was Zaktan with the Toa Hagah?

That's my questions for now. Thanks in advance.


1) I can't discuss his location
1a) See answer to #1
2) I don't know yet
3) Again, haven't decided yet
4) Yes
5) I don't see why they would -- with the Ignika not there, their land is strategically insignificant
6) Maybe when the war is over, right now, he is a small fish
7) Yes


4)Off to the wiki .
#6259
Aanchir: Rachira of Time
Aoran
Ah, but doesn't mata stand for spirit? Now, a more appropriate question would be concerning the usage of the words. Mata could be used to describe a being of great power and/or status, whereas Ka could be used as a way to honour a being. Never really know, do you?

"Spirit" can have more than one meaning, even in English. Although I am unsure if Greg confirming that "it would be reasonable" qualifies for BS01. For all we know, "Mata" could mean something else, anyway-- just because Mata Nui is the only one treated as a Great Spirit doesn't mean his name means that specifically.

Ah, but isn't Toa Mata translated to 'Spirit Warrior', or something similar? I seem to recall Mata being the translation for Spirit a while ago; whether that has since changed I'm not entirely certain. Considering that it hasn't really been put into print though, the point is up for change by the storyline team. Oh well.
#6260
We have different words for spirit to, Mata could be a distinction concerning the Great Spirit, while Ka could be another way of saying beings, but in a more...airy sense, like phantoms.
#6261
Personally, I think Mata means spirit in the sense of benevolent entity (don't want to get too religious), where as Ka means spirit as in "personification of."

Two PMs back from Greg.

Hi Greg.

1. I noticed that on BS01, on the elements pages, Skakdi aren't added for those powers that haven't been seen officially in the story. In fact, when they've been added, the edits were reverted. So, can you confirm that there are Skakdi with the following elemental affinities? Lightning, magnetism, plasma, gravity, sonics, plant life, and iron.
2. You never did get back to me on Fau. Since it's a word in Matoran, what does it mean? Dangerous? Foul?

Thank you for your time.


:t: :m_o::c:


1) Can't see why not
2) We have no Matoran translation for it, as we don't for many of the MN terms


2) This really isn't something I have spent time thinking about, and I'm afraid that bogged down as I am with 2009-2010 it's really not something I have the time to ponder. I am basically swamped, stuck in Club meetings all this week and off in two weeks to Denmark for a BIONICLE story team meeting.


Darn. :( Do you know when you won't be so busy, then? I'd like to go over it then.

1. A little confusion on the Metru Nui page on BS01. It originally said that the Kanohi Dragon appeared 4000 years ago, that Tuyet betrayed the Toa Mangai 1500 years later, and that the Toa/Dark Hunter War was 3000 years ago. That means that Tuyet betrayed the Toa 500 years after the T/DHW. But everywhere I look, Tuyet's betrayal is mentioned as happening first. Which timeline is correct?

Thank you for your time.


:t: :m_o::c:


October, at the earliest.

2) Tuyet's betrayal was 3500 years ago, not 2500 years ago


Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho .
:t: :m_o::c:
#6262
Hello Mr.Greg. I hope all's going well. I have a lot no three questions.

1) Does Mata Nui need to breathe?
2) A mask question. Does every great mask have the same range of activity or it depends?
3)Can the Makuta make a Kaita? Or it's just a toa special ability?

Thank you for the time .


1) Can't answer it
2) Sometimes it varies based on the willpower of the user
3) Yes, but they never would, as it involves giving up individual identity

Yes, I didn't think how are the Makuta. :P
1)I need it for a theory.
#6263
Aoran
Aanchir: Rachira of Time
Aoran
Ah, but doesn't mata stand for spirit? Now, a more appropriate question would be concerning the usage of the words. Mata could be used to describe a being of great power and/or status, whereas Ka could be used as a way to honour a being. Never really know, do you?

"Spirit" can have more than one meaning, even in English. Although I am unsure if Greg confirming that "it would be reasonable" qualifies for BS01. For all we know, "Mata" could mean something else, anyway-- just because Mata Nui is the only one treated as a Great Spirit doesn't mean his name means that specifically.

Ah, but isn't Toa Mata translated to 'Spirit Warrior', or something similar? I seem to recall Mata being the translation for Spirit a while ago; whether that has since changed I'm not entirely certain. Considering that it hasn't really been put into print though, the point is up for change by the storyline team. Oh well.

Not sure. It was widely speculated to mean such, but not sure if Greg has confirmed it. Check BS01-- if he has, it'll be on the page for the Matoran language.
#6264
1. Who was original meant to awaken the Bohrok swarms?

2. The signal that Teridax used to awaken the Bohrok, did he learn how to do this from Mutran who learned it from Tren Krom?
2a. What kind of signal is it? Sonic?

3. If the Toa Nuva hadn't reawaken the Bohrok, would something really bad happen when Mata Nui awakens?


4. Is Helryx sort of like a prototype for other Toa?

5. Antroz is Teridax's lieutenant, right?
5a. If the Plan succeeds and Teridax dies, would Antroz take over?

6. On BS01, it says on Bitil's page that his assigned region is a chain of islands south of the Southern Continent. Is this true?
6a. Is that chain of islands the southern island chain?

7. Have you decided on Antroz's, Vamprah's, Chirox's, and Krika's locations yet?

8. Is it possible to walk on the island of Mata Nui when Mata Nui is awake?

9. The Midak Skyblasters on the T-series vehicles are actually "energy cannons" that are sort of prototypes of the MS, correct?

Thanks again Greg . :D


1) The signal is not sent by an individual, it's sent automatically
2) Yes
2a) Yes
3) I don't know that I would call it really bad, no

4) Helryx was the first Toa, and I guess the first of anything is a prototype for what comes later
5) No, he is the assigned commander of this operation in KN
5a) No. The Makuta with the best plan would take over.
6) Yes
6a) There are numerous island chains below the southern continent
7) No, no time
8) Yes
9) I always refer to them as blaster cannons, myself


2a. Then did Teridax just use the right frequency with his sonic power?

6a. Sorry, I meant to ask if Bitil was assigned to the southern island chain that has Botar's homeland.

7. Well, could maybe us fans do it? Like do a poll and you approve the winner?

9. But the blaster cannons are Midak prototypes, right?

(New Questions) 1. Did Artakha later make the MS? Or did maybe the Nynrah ghosts later revise them?

2. Do you call them blaster cannons in BL11?

3. Is there a Makuta of Nynrah?

Thanks Greg. :)


2a) No, he used the actual signal.
6a) No
7) No, thanks
9) I don't believe it's been identified what they are
1) Artakha made the original designs, the Nynrah modified them
2) Don't recall
3) I am sure there is a Makuta who oversees the region Nynrah is in, yes


A question though: Can you stand on a giant's face while he's standing up? :sly:

~S~
#6265
~Sernakann~
1. Who was original meant to awaken the Bohrok swarms?

2. The signal that Teridax used to awaken the Bohrok, did he learn how to do this from Mutran who learned it from Tren Krom?
2a. What kind of signal is it? Sonic?

3. If the Toa Nuva hadn't reawaken the Bohrok, would something really bad happen when Mata Nui awakens?


4. Is Helryx sort of like a prototype for other Toa?

5. Antroz is Teridax's lieutenant, right?
5a. If the Plan succeeds and Teridax dies, would Antroz take over?

6. On BS01, it says on Bitil's page that his assigned region is a chain of islands south of the Southern Continent. Is this true?
6a. Is that chain of islands the southern island chain?

7. Have you decided on Antroz's, Vamprah's, Chirox's, and Krika's locations yet?

8. Is it possible to walk on the island of Mata Nui when Mata Nui is awake?

9. The Midak Skyblasters on the T-series vehicles are actually "energy cannons" that are sort of prototypes of the MS, correct?

Thanks again Greg . :D


1) The signal is not sent by an individual, it's sent automatically
2) Yes
2a) Yes
3) I don't know that I would call it really bad, no

4) Helryx was the first Toa, and I guess the first of anything is a prototype for what comes later
5) No, he is the assigned commander of this operation in KN
5a) No. The Makuta with the best plan would take over.
6) Yes
6a) There are numerous island chains below the southern continent
7) No, no time
8) Yes
9) I always refer to them as blaster cannons, myself


2a. Then did Teridax just use the right frequency with his sonic power?

6a. Sorry, I meant to ask if Bitil was assigned to the southern island chain that has Botar's homeland.

7. Well, could maybe us fans do it? Like do a poll and you approve the winner?

9. But the blaster cannons are Midak prototypes, right?

(New Questions) 1. Did Artakha later make the MS? Or did maybe the Nynrah ghosts later revise them?

2. Do you call them blaster cannons in BL11?

3. Is there a Makuta of Nynrah?

Thanks Greg. :)


2a) No, he used the actual signal.
6a) No
7) No, thanks
9) I don't believe it's been identified what they are
1) Artakha made the original designs, the Nynrah modified them
2) Don't recall
3) I am sure there is a Makuta who oversees the region Nynrah is in, yes


A question though: Can you stand on a giant's face while he's standing up? :sly:

~S~

Ah, but who says that Greg meant standing? Awake =/= Standing.
#6266
-Mrs. Shakar-
5. Did the organic birds seen in 2001 and 2004 originate on the planet?
5) Yes
5a. If they did, can you confirm the existence of at least one other landmass on the planet at some point in time?
5a) This gets dealt with later in story


~Sernakann~
8. Is it possible to walk on the island of Mata Nui when Mata Nui is awake?
8) Yes


Ah, two perfect answers to support my theory. Now I need to ask GregF just when exactly the organic birds arrived on Mata Nui... :evilgrin:
#6267
Mata Nui controls gravity.
#6268
Aanchir: Rachira of Time
Aoran
Ah, but doesn't mata stand for spirit? Now, a more appropriate question would be concerning the usage of the words. Mata could be used to describe a being of great power and/or status, whereas Ka could be used as a way to honour a being. Never really know, do you?

"Spirit" can have more than one meaning, even in English. Although I am unsure if Greg confirming that "it would be reasonable" qualifies for BS01. For all we know, "Mata" could mean something else, anyway-- just because Mata Nui is the only one treated as a Great Spirit doesn't mean his name means that specifically.

Mata does not mean spirit. Mata Nui does not means "Great Spirit", Mata Nui -is- a Great Spirit. The "Great Spirit Mata Nui" is not the "Great Spirit Great Spirit", nor is he "Mata Nui Mata Nui".
#6269
Hello, Greg, just one question:

In the new Battle for Power game, there is a power-up called a "Ki Nui," which is a spinning, gold Vitruvian Man figure. Does this mean that the shape on the Ignika is called the Ki Nui?





Thank you for your time.

--Planetperson


I have nothing to do with the online games, so I can't answer questions about them. All web questions should be directed to Binkmeister.
#6270
Hi Greg. I'm sorry to send you yet another PM, but I have to know:

Mistika means 'spirits of the mist'.

Phantoka means 'spirits of the air'.

You said:


1) Since Phantoka means 'Spirits of the Sky' and Mistika means 'Spirits of the Mist', and 'ka' (which is part of both names, Mistika and Phantoka) is an Egyptian word for spirit, is it safe to say the Matoran word for 'spirit' is 'ka'?

1) Yes



Does this mean phanto is another word for air and misti means mist?

Again I'm sorry to be bothering you.
Thanks in advance.

Owned


Or some variation of those terms does, yes


I'm that good. B)

Owned
#6271
Hello Greg, how are you?
I would like to ask you some questions and clarification about the Barraki if i may.

1a) Could you say that Takadox is alive or dead?
1b) If Takadox was found qwould the Order or Hydraxon take him?
1c) Kalmah is captured correct?
1d) Ehlek too?
1e) Nocturn is captured aswell?
1f) Is Pridak captured, if no were is he hiding?
1g) Is Mantax captured, if not how will Hydraxon after his life sapping?
1h) If not how will they capture Nocturn?

Thanks in advance,
Koro



1) Alive
1b) Right now, no one is worrying about him too much, there's war on
1c) Yes
1d) Don't recall
1e) Yes
1f) In the ocean
1g) Don't recall -- any captures will have been mentioned somewhere, most likely in serials
#6272
Big Tuna
Hi Greg. I'm sorry to send you yet another PM, but I have to know:

Mistika means 'spirits of the mist'.

Phantoka means 'spirits of the air'.

You said:


1) Since Phantoka means 'Spirits of the Sky' and Mistika means 'Spirits of the Mist', and 'ka' (which is part of both names, Mistika and Phantoka) is an Egyptian word for spirit, is it safe to say the Matoran word for 'spirit' is 'ka'?

1) Yes



Does this mean phanto is another word for air and misti means mist?

Again I'm sorry to be bothering you.
Thanks in advance.

Owned


Or some variation of those terms does, yes


I'm that good. B)

Owned


Don't forget about the prefix Le-. I'd assume that would be part of the word for air. ;)


Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho .
:t: :m_o::c:
#6273
well i was thinking about the standing on mata nui's face when he was awake if matat nui is mata nui's face. well greg just said you could stand on it, he didn't say you would stand on it the sam way. just imagine if gravity was pullign the other way and you had villiges on a cliff side.
#6274
Hello, Mr. Farshtey. I hope all is well. If you can, may you please answer my question?

If the Kardas Dragon is going to end up in The Archives, wouldn't it explode? In Inferno, Vezon said that if he does not constantly blast energy, it will build up so much that the Dragon would explode and die. In statis, it can not blast things.


In stasis, the energy also cannot build up rapidly. Stasis means your life processes are slowed almost to a stop.

Ok, I just wanted to know the Kardas Dragon won't die.
#6275
The OoMN Chronicler
Big Tuna
Hi Greg. I'm sorry to send you yet another PM, but I have to know:

Mistika means 'spirits of the mist'.

Phantoka means 'spirits of the air'.

You said:


1) Since Phantoka means 'Spirits of the Sky' and Mistika means 'Spirits of the Mist', and 'ka' (which is part of both names, Mistika and Phantoka) is an Egyptian word for spirit, is it safe to say the Matoran word for 'spirit' is 'ka'?

1) Yes



Does this mean phanto is another word for air and misti means mist?

Again I'm sorry to be bothering you.
Thanks in advance.

Owned


Or some variation of those terms does, yes


I'm that good. B)

Owned


Don't forget about the prefix Le-. I'd assume that would be part of the word for air. ;)


Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho .
:T :m_o::c:




Possibly, maybe something like Lephanto nevermind, that sounds like elephant. :P

But I was thinking maybe it was a variation of the word, or it meant something like wind. Remember, we now have two translations of the word spirit (Ka and Iden).
#6276
Big Tuna
The OoMN Chronicler
Big Tuna
Hi Greg. I'm sorry to send you yet another PM, but I have to know:

Mistika means 'spirits of the mist'.

Phantoka means 'spirits of the air'.

You said:


1) Since Phantoka means 'Spirits of the Sky' and Mistika means 'Spirits of the Mist', and 'ka' (which is part of both names, Mistika and Phantoka) is an Egyptian word for spirit, is it safe to say the Matoran word for 'spirit' is 'ka'?

1) Yes



Does this mean phanto is another word for air and misti means mist?

Again I'm sorry to be bothering you.
Thanks in advance.

Owned


Or some variation of those terms does, yes


I'm that good. B)

Owned


Don't forget about the prefix Le-. I'd assume that would be part of the word for air. ;)


Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho .
:T :m_o::c:




Possibly, maybe something like Lephanto nevermind, that sounds like elephant. :P

But I was thinking maybe it was a variation of the word, or it meant something like wind. Remember, we now have two translations of the word spirit (Ka and Iden).


Three . Mata, Iden and Ka
#6277
Yeah, but they probably are specific meanings. Like...

Mata - being that is a spirit with significant power (like holy spirit)
Ka - beings that are called spirits for some other reason
Iden - a being's spirit

Not really sure about the second... but I think it makes more sense than just having three words for the same thing.
#6278
Hey Greg, hope you're doing well.

My question is: Do you have access to the entry pics for Phantom and the Rock Lion? If so, could you put them on BZPower? I ask this because we have no pictures for these two and having their pictures would be great.

Thanks for your time .

-Krika-

No, I don't. That contest was years ago, and we are legally required to destroy anything like that six months after they're received.

Oh well. I tried.
#6279
i think:

Mata = spirit

Ka = phantom

Iden = soul
#6280
Not much new Stuff, I think...
Hi, Greg. I hope you're doign okay whenever you get to this PM. I have some Questions. I hope you can answer them. :)

1. If Artahka were to create more T Vehicles, would they be able to be Super Charged as well, or is there somethign special in the T Vehicles the Nuva have?

2. When the Jetrax turned blue again in the Comic, was that the Super Charge wearing out?

3. When Gavla told Tanma that being Shadow Leeched didn't hurt, but Takanuva was in agonizing pain, was Gavla just lying, was it Artistic Lisence, or did it cause Takanuva to be hurt more because he was a Toa of Light?

Thanks, Greg, I hope you can Answer these. Thanks in advance, and thank you for your time. :)


1) If they impacted a giant lightstone, they could be, sure
2) Yes
3) It hurt Takanuva because he is a Toa who wields the power of light, so it was like having his essence drained. Gavla never had anywhere near as much light as he did.

1. Okay, that's what I thought.
2. Again, that's what I thought. Besides it being a Coloring Mistake... :P
3. I think this might be new...