Here's what we have so far:
The OP, InSanE1, found a mysterious ad on ATS. With this image:
It's laden with clues.
Note: THIS is a GAME sponsored by ATS. Here are a few hints given to us by Springer:
1. Only two people are running the game, Skeptic Overlord, and Springer. (754911/pg46#pid12381609)
2. There is no other staff of ATS posting clues in this game. (754911/pg45#pid12381530)
3. There are no phone numbers involved. No clues derive to actual phone numbers. (754911/pg47#pid12382140)
8 pages into the thread, we get THIS
kaleshchand tells us to follow the twitters for the game HERE. (no Twitter acount needed!)
TsukiLunar guessed the password as "page one". It revealed THIS document.
This is also a
LightAssassin has concluded that the error message is a counter that is counting down to Oct 11.
ExCloud seems to think that Citizen ID is somehow related to THIS STORY.
story is by Skeptic Overlord but from 2003. Who knows what is going on in their twisted minds? It is a preface to this game. The intro story
Plan2exist18 transcripted the hard to read 001978-494773.jpg HERE.
TsukiLunar is compiling clues on THIS thread,
and dissecting page one
HolographicPrincipal has a thread dedicated to the twitter messages HERE.
1. TPE-Time Phase Equation.
2. UTA-United Territories Administration.
3. IT-Incorporated Territory.
4. CE-Correction Event. (unverified)
5. AFA-All Feeds Announcement.
Cast of Characters: (so far-thanks to stormson for listing them.)
1. Foster Taylor-Project Leader, Northern, Inc.
2. Parker Richardson-Curator, HCRG.
3. Kent Allison-Differential Specialist.
The story line so far: (feel free to correct errors!)
Kent Allison is the 8th test pilot for the stellar modal conversion device developed by the Alliance Space Agency. All previous attempts have failed,
yet due to the attacks on Earth, the ASA is desperate to work out the TPE conversion equation. The year is 2063. Kent achieves this by adjusting the
parameter for kinetic energy, thus solving the riddle.
In the year 2111, corrections to past are easily achieved, yet with some unperceived consequences. They have assigned 8 differential specialists to
our current timeline, of which Kent is one, and they are trying to send messages back to us in this timeline to correct future events. This is the
riddle the game presents. They cannot correct our timeline so far into the future without having many undue consequences, so they are trying to
localize the problem in this decade, numbered 137. All changes to the past are stored in a museum, on display, tickets available upon request.
Questions you have after reading that? Well, that is what this game is all about.
Latest: whatsinaname has found a third pic! Here's HOW.
feeds are now VERY important!
Right click and view image to read.
And by request from Wookiep, here are the first two pics.
Btw, I am testing the beta v0.1 uploader for ATS....It seems to be working.
The first pic you can get by using the password "page one". The second pic (attached, but we had it before then by a glitch in the game) can be
obtained by the password "TPE CE9718". The second password was resolved by a hint in the chatroom, when we were told by Skeptic Overlord that we had
it close, but were missing a space. TPE and CE9718 have been present in the first clues, we just never used them for a password. I personally don't
think it fair to go into chat to talk about clues, merely for the fact that there are sharp minds that have joined this game with less than 50 posts.
Everything should remain out in the open, IMO.
edit on 9/21/11 by Druid42 because: added request.