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[RABBITHOLE] Ocular Effect
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Joined: 03 Jul 2005
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Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jumping on board!

I'm also firing off an e-mail to the Education(splat)... for a little more information on curriculum and contact info.

This one looks like fun; count me in!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:55 pm
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Joined: 05 Jan 2006
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Re: moviewatchers

Randomeis wrote:
While catching an early showing of Clerks II at the local AMC (5 bucks before 12 fri-sun, a steal in SoCal) I noticed that their Moviewatcher preview show had an ad for Fallen with a link to the game site at the end, so they might be dragging their feet on starting the game so that the ad pays off a little more. just some spec on why things have been slow since launch.

I'm guessing that it'll really kick off sometime tomorrow, after the movie shows tonight.

EDIT: Umm... what? So... I just spent two hour of my life watching a movie with no conclusion, only to get an ad pointing me to something I'va already seen and a promise of a "six-hour television event" a year from now?!? I'm not feeling very happy about this, to say the least.

EDIT 2: Oh, this is just lovely. The Ocular Effect site is now swarming with enough people to slow loading times to a crawl if it works at all. At least it's updated, though. The main page has a new post, basically spouting everything we found a week ago like it's news. I'll copy-paste it for those who can't get it to load.
The Oculus has opened!!!

What a week! Getting the site bugs out now that I've got possession once again. It's great to see so many people jumping on the message boards - we're putting together some really amazing discoveries already! But before we go too fast, let's get the first things out of the way.

If you can see the photo right below this text - then your jaw is probably on the floor as low as mine. The countdown struck zero on Monday July 17th and hung there for a minute. REFRESH REFRESH until my fingers were sore and bang - this sphere starts floating in the middle of my screen, orbited by a glowing ball.

Everyone has been noticing a few things right off the start - the sphere moves as you move your mouse around the screen and the only thing that allows us to interact is the turquoise symbol hovering on the edge of the orbiting hologram. When you click on it...

The entire Oculus spins around - revealing runes that look etched into the tiles on the surface. Does anyone have a lead on these? I have seen some similar examples in Enochian but nothing that seems to match exactly. My initial reaction is that this object looks hand made, carved into tiles and molded into a sphere. Inside we find this:

This looks like some kind of combination lock, with three concentric rings that spin independently. Rudimentary and simple, the lock opens by aligning three symbols - there does not seem to be any difference depending on which symbol you choose. When you open this lock, a bright light washes everything out and enters a sequence of clouds that rush out toward you.

A still image of one of the clouds that appears in the Oculus - seems to be pointing us to a school found at - they have absolutely no references to the Oculus on their site. Why would this school have their crest in this vision?

Finally the Oculus ends with this image - a girl looking off into the distance. This girl seems to reappear many times in the sequence along with a young girl - is it the same girl? We have a hunch that she may be Faith Arella, who has just started a weblog and works at Vix's Tattoo Parlor.

Also added is a "new visitors" page, documenting all the sites and clues we find. Looks like they're trying to keep this as player-friendly as possible. Unfortunately, that dosn't bode too well for us having difficult puzzles to solve. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:09 pm
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for an overview and compilation of what's all known right now, check the wiki, Pandora's blog, or the in-game forums

We're pretty much in a waiting stage right now, but consensus is that updates will come on a weekly basis. Many people in the forums are speculating and researching angels and runes and languages and such.
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Inside the Ocular

Just to save other people the time, i have tried every combo of symbol in the LU3 (line-up-three) puzzle. as of July 28th, there is only 1 thing accessible from there, and you can get to it by lining up 3 of any symbol. (as everyone already knows.)

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