Wednesday, August 1, 2007

*yawn*

So, is August 1 as exciting for everyone else as it is for me?

74 comments:

Zero said...

Terribly....

vitpink said...

I'm bummed. It wasn't just Van that said something would happen today. Remember Mezin's message you uploaded?

http://tinyurl.com/2n4q2d

Ultimaomega said...

There's a message on the mezin blog for today to be translated, just so you all know.

The One True b!X said...

Yeah but it already has been and it's pointless. Today was/is supposed to be reminder emails from Van to return to EHWR.

ichr123 said...

What, you didn't get the message? ;)

ichr123 said...

I'm gonna assume they are waiting on everyone to leave work east coast time... so that they dont screw over ppl who are there and want to participate?

That better be the reason. I've been waiting all day..

The Gunny said...

It was more fun watching b!x unravel who was behind all this.

The Gunny said...

Not having played through an ARG before, is it possible for us to completly fail at it? Like say, never figuring out the Mezin symbol or if we never figure out what happened at Triton?

The One True b!X said...

Well, in theory if players were stuck for too long, the puppetmasters should find some in-game way of nudging us.

christian said...

yeah, talk about HUUUUUUUGEEEE letdown. Great buildup with the sudden triton activity yesterday. Then BAM! Nothing.............

chris said...

Yah. Bix i've been lurking on your page and i gotta say it was the most fun aspect of ehwr..

brandon said...

i agree this has been fun i have been watching the site and it has been exciting but i am let down that there was no big event today =(

Jose said...

Is there something in the pictures we are missing? I was assuming that there would be some release of the RPG information..system..more history or anything...

Silence? I cant see how it make any sense at all.

Ultimaomega said...

Well, we still have about 3 and a half hours left for something to happen (as they probably wouldn't go past Aug 1 for EST folks)

Stranger Jane said...

My SO works in the retail game industry, and I've been putting his free time at work to use.

Apparently there have been no solicitations for Alpha Omega either from the company or from distributors. No mention in the trade magazines or anything either...he should have heard of it in the last several months if it was legit.

Only thing he's managed to find is the webpage we all know, and he says that they "throw around a lot of buzzwords."

Not sure how important it is, but thought it was worth mentioning.

The One True b!X said...

Well, as I've said before, I remain open to the theoretical possibility that MSL and AO are in-game and not real -- it's just that the bulk of the evidence says otherwise.

It would be impressive if it were the case, because it would mean they spent 6 months making sure the company and the game looked real, which would sort of be unheard of.

Jose said...

you know...Stranger Jane

Ive been saying the same thing for some time. I have checked with my wholesale people and I have checked with my local gaming stores' (Dreamwizards) resources and we could not find a single thing on Mind Storm Labs or the RPG Alpha/Omega.

The owner of Dreamwizards said the same thing ... "buzzwords" "such a common name" "no solicitations"

strange...very strange

Ian said...

I'm more than a little disappointed. I hope something happens before the end of the day, because whoever is behind this has, I suspect, spent too much money (hiring Red Interactive, etc) for there to end up being no purpose (i.e., nothing to sell us) at the end, and leaving us hanging is not going to ingratiate us to their product.

hppav said...

Heh, was really hoping to finally see something definitive today, oh well. I, too, am beginning to think that Mind Storms is a cover up site, to cover the trail.

By the way, I've set up a message board covering three ARGs and have transcripts and stuff set up already, if you'd like to join and discuss more freely than comments and blogs, go here:

http://mulletmanargs.10.forumer.com/index.php

Note, I haven't made up a list of sites yet or filled in 1-18-08 or IRIS ARGs yet, just Ethan Haas.

ildirector said...

I sent an email to van@ethanhaaswasright.com and got this response:


Time is running out!

If this is the first message you have received from me do not give up
hope! There are others that have gone before you, the way has been
found, you only need to search and you will find the answers you seek. We
will all have a role to play. We are getting stronger, our voices will
be heard!

I have more of Haas’s writings, I found a secure
way to transmit them but I cannot make it easy to find them. There are
others who would destroy them if they could.


know the stars of Cassiopeia and you will know
when you've reached your destination.

The more I read the more I realize Haas was right………

Warlord Mattimus said...

I've heard a lot of people saying something might happen if everybody goes to ethanhaaswasright.com and stays there... they say if we fill up their bandwidth to a certain point, something might happen.

I don't believe that at all, but I think it would be quite hilarious if we could crash the server that website's hosted on. Payback for being tardy with an update!

Warlord Mattimus said...

Also, @ildirector, that e-mail's been going out for a while.. to spur people on to solve the puzzles before August 1st. So if there is some kind of delay for some reason, it must've happened pretty recently.

Or we're all just missing something entirely...

Lurker Underground said...

I've been trying to access the webcams on cityofstevenson.com. So far I haven't been able to get a response from the kite cam or the event cam.

Naty013 said...

So true...I ave left the computer on that site ALL DAY and nothing happened!!! Actually thats not true but you know...so I sent an e-mail to Van and blew up at him...lol I got the automated message that ildirector posted. I was not happy so then I blew up at all the other @ethanhaas.com people. I've gotten automated messages only which pissed me off even more...well yeah, I am as bummed as you are.

John said...

I just went back to ethanhaaswasright.com and filed in my email once again just to see what it said and I noticed that it says August 1- 2007, anyone else think that that - might mean we have to wait until the 10-19?

hppav said...

http://www.alphaomegathegame.com/

Try to figure out the username and password.

The One True b!X said...

it says August 1- 2007, anyone else think that that - might mean we have to wait until the 10-19?

Except both sides in this game have been pointing to August 1st the entire time.

Lori said...

is it just me or is it getting lighter, like dawn, on the EHWR website?

Lori said...

and what is "the 10-19" ? Sorry if I'm being obtuse...

Naty013 said...

John: elaborate, how would August 1st=10-19 (October 19)??????

The One True b!X said...

and what is "the 10-19" ? Sorry if I'm being obtuse...

John was wondering if "August 1-" meant that the "-" stood for another number, making the full number somewhere from 10 to 19.

Naty013 said...

I think lori's right...it does seem like it's getting brighter...but, if it is...so what??

The One True b!X said...

When I compare what I see now and a screenshot of the site before, there's no new sunrise/set that wasn't there before, no newly bright areas.

*shrug*

Warlord Mattimus said...

"Haas's visions end here. What happens next is completely up to you. You unlocked the keycode that will bring you reward for the dedication to our cause, but it will first start to be of value on August 1st, and you will only have 30 days to use it. Take note of this code. It will help you get your preparations underway for the new world you're now a part of, whether you like it or not. But what role you will play, and how you live or die, is completely up to you. It begins August 1st. We will meet back here on that day."

I transcribed the 5th video to the best of my ability, because I think that maybe we're supposed to do something beyond just wait for a box to type it in to appear...

Just out of curiosity, has anybody tried putting "DIVINUS" into the 5th puzzle?

Warlord Mattimus said...

Bah, I just tried it myself... didn't expect anything, but oh well.

Joshua said...

I think Lori is on to something. It does seem to be getting brighter. Or maybe my mind is just tricking me in to thinking that something is happening.

Warlord Mattimus said...

I don't think it's getting brighter, I didn't notice any difference at all until Lori said something. And like B!x said, if you look at some screenshots of the website before, it's had that sunrise in the background before now.

Lori said...

okay, this may be waaaaaayyyyyy from left field but...

I googled DIVINUS backwards and it gave me several options, one of which was this computer thingy...I'm completely non-techno, so if someone can make any sense of this and maybe find a connection? the website is:
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1680342&SiteID=1
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Code Snippet sUnivID = ComboBox1.Tag & ComboBox2.Tag & ComboBox3.Tag & ComboBox4.Tag

Ultimaomega said...

@lori: it's just programming code, I don't think it is anything. Then again...some puppetmasters could be conversing in code, but hoping some will find it (or else they would just do it over phone or e-mail). I also sent an e-mail to van and got the bloody auto message.

Joshua said...

This is probably really old, and forgive me if it is, but I've been rewatching the videos on EHWR, and I noticed, that, in the fourth one, the screen distorts, and for a split second, you can see the numbers 54312. Does this mean anything?

Ultimaomega said...

Is he just waiting until the last minute for EST?

Warlord Mattimus said...

[url]http://www.totalgamernews.com/wraith/haasproof.jpg[/url]

You can see that the EHWR site has not changed at all, the sun isn't rising or anything here...

And the 54312 code was supposed to help you solve the 5th puzzle, I believe. It's been a while since I did it though, so I'm not 100%.

Fizzgig said...

It's a clue to unlock the final puzzle.

Ultimaomega said...

By the way, I am using my wii for this at the moment, so I am presently unable to check ethanhaaswasright.com (stupid flash 7), so I trust anything that happens will be described in semi-detail?

Dylan_riley said...

heck the only thing that happened today that was of any importance was that a bridge collapsed in minneapolis. Obviously not related but what a coincidence.

Joshua said...

If anything happens.

So far, it looks like Ethan Haas Was a Flake

Ultimaomega said...

It's probably going to be some "Crap, I was captured" type deal. And the Mezin may end up pwning ethanhaaswasright.com bah

EliK. said...

Maybe Van's dead? If her were I think that would inhibit his ability to update the site.

Just an idea though…

Dylan_riley said...

Ok so when you go to this site http://www.alphaomegathegame.com/ You get asked for a username and password. I got to thinking about the phrase in the Van e-mails "know the stars of Cassiopeia and you will know when you've reached your destination. The more I read the more I realize Haas was right………" What if the username and password is right there in those letters?

Warlord Mattimus said...

I think at this point, everybody's excitement has pretty well fizzled out. Anything that comes after this just won't be as cool, even if it is something about Van being captured... people would just say that's a cop-out for someone dropping the ball today.

Ian said...

Man, talk about your disappointments. This was not cool.

Joshua said...

Is this the real life

Joshua said...

Is this just fantasy

Joshua said...

Caught in a landslide

The One True b!X said...

Joshua, what are you doing?

Dylan_riley said...

No escape from reality

Joshua said...

I'm sorry. I was bored and I was trying to get people to start posting the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody.

*nervous giggle*

Dylan_riley said...

it was working lol

Open your eyes Look up to the skies and see

Joshua said...
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Dylan_riley said...

We've been driven mad with EHWR!!!! Something Happen already! I did notice that on EHWR.com theres seven stars, same number as in cassiopeia...not that it matters...

Joshua said...

I'm just a poor boy
I need no sympathy

The One True b!X said...

D'oh.

Carry on.

Dylan_riley said...

Joshua wth man did you just pic that song at random or was it well thought out...cuz the lyrics just hit me with something that they fit really well with the clues we've been given.

Joshua said...

Well, there were a few reasons.

First of all: everyone knows the lyrics, so it'd be an easy sing along.

Second of all: the picture that's on EHWW today, the filename is easy+come+easy+go

Joshua said...

Because I'm easy come
Easy go
Little high
Little low

Dylan_riley said...

awesome thats what caught my eye, nicely done. good choice of music by the way |..|, <-- rock on.

Joshua said...

Of course. Doesn't everyone love queen?

Dylan_riley said...

heck yes, I grew up on those guys!

Joshua said...

Queen is classic.

Alright, here's my theory. You know the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis? That was totally Van Mantra. All the way.

The One True b!X said...

Yeah, we're not going to talk about that bridge here on this site in that manner.

Joshua said...

Yeah... yeah, that was a little tasteless. My bad.

Dylan_riley said...

I just had a thought what if Van is a double agent? What if Van isn't his real name! I looked up Mantra and found that it is a Devanagari (hindi) word meaning "a religious or mystical syllable or poem, typically from the Sanskrit language." then it hit me, the Ethan Haas Was Wrong site which is for the Mezin posts in hindi and that got me thinking what if the reason he's so secretive is because he is working for both sides, if he's trying not to be found out then he would be very covert-ops about everything. There may be more to the Mezin posts then we thought. Just a theory though...

Warlord Mattimus said...

Could someone clarify this for me? The only thing I haven't put any effort into has been the whole Erik Haas/Jacob.. or whatever.. fiasco.

Erik Haas is supposed to be Ethan Haas's brother? But wasn't Ethan Haas from 1800-something...?

The One True b!X said...

The argument from the other side goes, in essence: Certain characters are lying when they provide pages which show Ethan was form the 1800s.