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Destiny ARG?

by Grizzlei ⌂ @, Pacific Cloud Zone, Earth, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:08 (2326 days ago)

Destiny ARG?

by Slightly Live ⌂, UK, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:14 (2326 days ago) @ Grizzlei

Hmm looks interesting.

I'm so bad at these.

Destiny ARG?

by Raigns ⌂ @, Canada, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:17 (2326 days ago) @ Grizzlei
edited by Raigns, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:23

Seems like today's pattern is:
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Edit:
The two pictures I have are:
http://alphalupi.bungie.net/data/02106099/geomask.png
http://alphalupi.bungie.net/data/02106099/output.png

Some of the wording seems to indicate that many people will have to work together. So I'm assuming that different people get different images?

After that, I'm stumped. :(

ARG Instructions?

by Avateur @, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:27 (2326 days ago) @ Raigns

http://alphalupi.bungie.net/Instructions.aspx


Our sky is filled with unseen signals. Radio-frequency emissions pulse and flit and dance all around us. Yet even a singing patch of sky can be observed, and transformed into a range of frequencies.

Can you hear it? No, not yet. It has not yet arrived. But together we can receive its call.

Imagine combining the observations of thousands across the globe on an object meandering through the heavens. The resulting array would be quite large. Quite powerful. This is your task.

Alone it will not be enough. Coordination and timing is needed. Observations must be made simultaneously.

Your window will be small. Five minutes at most. But windows may be reopened. And the distance between observer pairs will be key.

There will always be limitations in clarity, so the results must be archived for study. Highly technical observers may be required. Detailed frequency analysis is recommended.

Everything that belongs to us will be ours, but only if we create the capacity to receive it.

ARG Instructions?

by Kalamari @, Waiting for Ghorn, FB, and BH, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:39 (2326 days ago) @ Avateur

I noticed the bold letters spell out OCIAYTE. I don't think that is a word but maybe a scrambled word.

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ARG Instructions?

by Chewbaccawakka @, The Great Green Pacific Northwest!, Monday, February 11, 2013, 22:28 (2326 days ago) @ Kalamari

I noticed the bold letters spell out OCIAYTE. I don't think that is a word but maybe a scrambled word.

O A CITY! E

CITE A OY!

TO A COY E!

YET I CO A!

TIC YA EO!

TIA YE CO!

I ACT YOE!

TAC IOE Y!

O YET I C A!

A E I O Y! CT

CITY AOE!


So many vowels makes it hard to form a large word. At least it is for me. I'm guessing that if it has meaning, it's either to spell a word or name we do not yet know, or the individual letters represent whole words or phrases.

ARG Instructions?

by doober187, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 00:28 (2326 days ago) @ Chewbaccawakka

Oaty Ice?

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ARG Instructions?

by ZackDark @, Not behind you. NO! Don't look., Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 07:49 (2326 days ago) @ Chewbaccawakka

CITY AOE!

City Area of Effect?

Confirmed: Destiny is a RTS.

trololol

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ARG Instructions?

by Chewbaccawakka @, The Great Green Pacific Northwest!, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 09:53 (2326 days ago) @ ZackDark

I was wondering at that.

Probably not what it was, but still I like the idea of a greater overarching strategy aspect being mixed into my (likely) FPS.

Even if it's not real-time it could still be cool. Like the 2-player Versus campaign in StarWars Battlefront II.

Destiny ARG?

by b.org admin @, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:27 (2326 days ago) @ Raigns

I don't think that's it - I got the same pics you did. I think the 'distributed effort' just means it ain't a one-person puzzle. ;)

Destiny ARG?

by Raigns ⌂ @, Canada, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:37 (2326 days ago) @ b.org admin

I had them open in another tab and the pictures changed. That's probably the 5 minute thingy it mentions.

Destiny ARG?

by minasodaboy ⌂ @, Madison, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:31 (2326 days ago) @ Raigns
edited by minasodaboy, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:38

I have no idea what to do with the second step. Any engineers/scientists here?

EDIT: The geomask.png file is definitely changing over time.

This picture should update as it changes:

[image]

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Destiny ARG?

by MrPadraig08 ⌂ @, Steel City, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:36 (2326 days ago) @ Raigns

Does everyone get the same images?

I got these:

[image]

[image]

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Destiny ARG?

by ZackDark @, Not behind you. NO! Don't look., Monday, February 11, 2013, 18:28 (2326 days ago) @ MrPadraig08

Definitely not.

So it appears they change. Interesting...

I wonder if the geomask is an encryption key of some sorts to output.

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With regards to the changing images.

by Chewbaccawakka @, The Great Green Pacific Northwest!, Monday, February 11, 2013, 22:42 (2326 days ago) @ ZackDark

If I'm understanding the wording correctly, I think the images will sharpen and resolve as more and more people activate their nodes at the same time.

The left appears to be a block of text, while the right could be anything. Though I'm putting my money on a letter or perhaps logo.

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FAKE (Edit: Joking. Not fake. You can edit titles!)

by ncsuDuncan @, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:23 (2326 days ago) @ Grizzlei
edited by ncsuDuncan, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:28

...is what my first reaction was upon seeing your thread title.

But it's not.

Oh dear. There goes all my free time...

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FAKE

by Grizzlei ⌂ @, Pacific Cloud Zone, Earth, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:26 (2326 days ago) @ ncsuDuncan

I am shocked that you believe I would do something so outrageous.

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Source?

by Beorn @, <End of Failed Timeline>, Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:30 (2326 days ago) @ Grizzlei

http://alphalupi.bungie.net/

Um, where'd you find this link, Grizzlei?

Source?

by mneo, Monday, February 11, 2013, 18:00 (2326 days ago) @ Beorn

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Thanks!

by Beorn @, <End of Failed Timeline>, Monday, February 11, 2013, 19:35 (2326 days ago) @ mneo

Always good to know the source of the sauce.

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Activate your node in 38 minutes. 10:00pm EST.

by ncsuDuncan @, Monday, February 11, 2013, 18:23 (2326 days ago) @ Grizzlei

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Activate your node in 38 minutes. 10:00pm EST.

by katancik ⌂ @, Portland, OR/ University of Texas, Monday, February 11, 2013, 18:37 (2326 days ago) @ ncsuDuncan

10 PM everyone!!!

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IGN picked up on it already.

by SIX min WHISTLE @, Michigan, Monday, February 11, 2013, 20:03 (2326 days ago) @ Grizzlei

The Left Image

by minasodaboy ⌂ @, Madison, Monday, February 11, 2013, 21:36 (2326 days ago) @ Grizzlei
edited by minasodaboy, Monday, February 11, 2013, 21:40

[image]

http://m.neogaf.com/showpost.php?p=47606651
Edit: Seen at neogaf...not sure why it isn't showing up on my iPad. Click through the link if it isn't showing up.

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