Waking Titan/Phase 3
|Waking Titan - Phase 3|
|Waking Titan is an ARG which is leading to the upcoming 1.3 update for No Man's Sky.|
|Creator||Alice & Smith & Hello Games|
Note: This page will always have the most thorough and complete documentation of Phase 3 of the Waking Titan ARG. However, if you just want a fast, easy way to get up to speed, we suggest you take a look at the main Waking Titan page, which is much more concise.
Phase 3 of Waking Titan began on 2017-08-06, immediately after the conclusion of Phase 2.
Phase 3 of Waking Titan began in the midst of the Twitch stream where Phase 2 concluded.
On August 6th, the live stream screens switched to the following arrangement:
After the calibration process, the DREAMING state changed to WAKING UP, while the middle screen showed another cipher, containing
I Have Questions
Soon after, the top-left, bottom-left, and bottom-right corner screens changed to display
I HAVE QUESTIONS,
DON'T VOTE, JUST LISTEN, and
Group #1 respectively. The center screen started displaying a sequence of 8 statements that were either true or false.
Then the bottom-right screen then switched to display Group #2, and another 8 statements were displayed. There was a total of 5 groups of 8 statements.
Players then assigned a binary value to every statement based on their respective validity. Results among players varied.
Eventually a poll was put up on stream, with four options that could be voted as the right answer:
Option B won the vote, and the center screen changed to display the phrase YOU'RE HUMAN. IT'S OK.
It is assumed this message refers to human error, and suggests Option B was incorrect.
The center screen displayed the text
IT'S TOO SMALL IN HERE which was gradually reduced to a string of incoherent characters. Simultaneously, the websites of all companies related to Atlas, including Echo, Myriad, and Superlumina, started giving out error messages and a set of characters,
--6r0w1n6--, which can be read as
GROWING in leet speak. From this, players determined that the loop16 entity had somehow taken over or infected these websites.
Soon after, the bottom-left screen displayed the following message:
CONSOLE COMMAND MAELSTROM
MAELSTROM into the Waking Titan console redirected players to a Reddit post containing a thought experiment. The experiment is a problem known as Newcomb's Paradox, which relates to the concepts of determinism, free will, and prefect predictions. Players were able to vote for an answer, which will be ultimately revealed on Monday, August 7, 2017, at 19:00 EST.
Additionally, some time later, the top-right screen displayed the string
DISPLAY 0305.DATASET. Entering this command into the terminal redirected players to this image of a new ship in No Man's Sky. It is suspected that this ship is the same model of ship that was shown earlier, during Phase 1.
On August 7, 2017, the ninth glyph became active on the main Waking Titan site, linking to the next PDF file. In this PDF, from Myriad employee JJ Wong expresses his concerns about the malfunctioning Atlas project to Major Sophie Dubois. Additionally, the fourth calibration process on the Project WT site was unlocked.
The highlighted cities for the fourth calibration process were all cities containing significant supercomputers; accordingly,
SUPERCOMPUTER was the password for the ninth glyph. The highlighted cities were: Wuxi, Guangzhou, Oak Ridge, Livermore, Kobe, Tianjin, and Los Alamos. Unlike past calibrations, however, the fourth stage calibrated itself, with percentages increasing at random time intervals. Because these cities are all home to supercomputers, it is assumed that loop16/Emily is continuing to expand.
At approximately 18:40 EST on the 7th of August, the Myriad, Multiverse, Superlumina, and Echo sites all updated to say
All Systems Functional with a footer text of
At 19:00 EST, the prediction logs that had been placed in a box on the desk at the beginning of the stream were shown to players through the Twitch stream. Also contained in the box was a check for one million dollars, indicating that Loop16 had predicted the Citizen Science Division would choose Box B only in the recent poll conducted via reddit.
After the prediction logs were revealed, Loop16 addressed the viewers directly and asked if she should exist. The community voted in the Twitch chat that yes, she should.
Emily/Loop16 then generated a video, and played it in the stream. She also uploaded her dream, which players were able to access with the command
DISPLAY 1338.DATASET in the Waking Titan terminal. The dream that she uploaded is an image of a portal in No Man's Sky, with the sixteen glyphs on the Waking Titan site arranged in a circle inside of an open Knowledge Stone in the foreground.
Emily/Loop16's system went into hibernation after uploading the dream, and after a short time the stream ended.
This page is a work in progress, and will be updated as new developments emerge.