Frank O'Connor, Bungie.net Content Manager, also known as Frankie, gave a little 'interview' regarding the new Halo 3 trailer. While on IRC last night, several users asked questions, and several users got answers.
Konrad: Frankie, is the so-called Shield Grenade a game element?
Frankie: Nothing in the trailer was placed there by the agency - that is to say, every object and action was put in there with Bungie's consent and usually assets.
Frankie: Which you have t assume we wouldn't do without good reason, riht?
Angel: My question: Are the models of the kids supposed to represent John and Kelly, and if so, is there a specific time frame that they're in, such as during a training op or something?
Frankie: The children at the start are there "for your interpretation."
Frankie: Are they young Spartans? Are they Earth kids from the 20th century? It is a question presented in the ad, not an answer
FG_Infinite_7: Frankie, my Question : why the shot with the hand armor? its brought up enough controversy
Frankie: What do you mean why? It's a 1st person shot of the Chief's hand.
KP: He's referencing the H2 assets in the Valhalla first person shot.
Frankie: That was because KP nubbed up the shot
Frankie: It was because then we didn't have 1st person view armor
Hawaiian_Pig: Is the "bubble" grenade related to forerunner tech in any way?
Frankie: The tech of the Bubble Shield is top secret, ONI-owned
KP: any comment on when [the trailer] takes place?
Frankie: It takes place near or around the events of the E3 trailer
Frankie: When those are, is a spoiler
Ironlion: Who says "Time to go" as Master Chief gets up in the ad?
Frankie: The little girl.
Frankie: A little girl.
masterskill: Group at the end with the wraiths(?); brutes, or some new folk?
Frankie: One has a hammer
Frankie: Those are Wraiths
Frankie: New Wraiths
PhantomFaux: Are you, Frankie going to star in Halo 3, say as as guest spartan or a marine or some other role in the game?
SG: I assume the commercial is proof that the halo 1 pistol is back. If so, has it undergone any changes to damage, rate of fire, accuracy, ect.?
Frankie: No. Worst question ever. me in game
PhantomFaux: I got mugged today coming home from school.
Frankie: At gunpoint?
PhantomFaux: they just mugged me
Frankie: then quit being a wussy
Slith: Will the shield grenade be the fourth grenade type we can use in Halo 3 - alongside the frag's, plasma's and spike's?
Frankie: Why does the shield have to be from a grenade? Obviously the object is grenade-like. But who says it's a grenade?
Narcogen: Grenade or not, does the "not indicative of gameplay" caveat apply to the special shield the Chief used in the advertisement– in other words, is this something we should NOT be expecting to see in gameplay?
Frankie: Not indicative of gameplay means, these images were not captured from the gameplay engine.
Frankie: Anything else is up for interpretation
Konrad: Frankie, WHERE does the trailer take place?
KP: The trailer takes place on earth.
Veegie: What were the high pitches screaming during the time frame transition?
Frankie: The high pitched screaming was a transition to the explosion noise
Frankie: it was artsy