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Title: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Goober5000 on February 02, 2009, 12:53:13 am
After discussion with Galemp, I am considering making the 162 forum public.

The reason is that we want the general forum populace to understand the significance of Phoenix while the "mystery of 162" is still somewhat fresh in their minds.  After all, the trailer was released back at the beginning of October.  If we wait until the Big RevealTM of the Grand PrizeTM it will be yet another few months, and interest may unceremoniously die off.

So the proposal is to make the 162 forum public now.  Let the general public play along with the last thread if they want to.  However, in order to keep things fair for the people who have been playing Phoenix this entire time, we will release the Grand Prize via PM to all the members who were able to discover Phoenix when it was still private.  (I've run a database query to determine all the members who have posted in this forum up until now.)

We will release the Grand Prize to the public one month after we release it to you via PM.  This fits with our original plan where Phoenix was supposed to conclude on December 1, followed by the ST:R release on December 25.

Opinions, thoughts, protests?
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Vip on February 02, 2009, 05:40:18 am
Well, I wanted to scream a big fat "NO" first time I've read the thread's topic, but since you will be doing us justice with the grand prize, then yeah, go ahead. Have to keep the public's interest going.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on February 02, 2009, 11:54:32 am
Exactly. Public Relations is everything for a mod.

/me makes sure to post in here
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: perihelion on February 02, 2009, 03:09:46 pm
Personally, unless you are thinking of adding some additional twists to the puzzle, this game has kind of outlived its usefulness anyway.  So, the primary goal ought to be, "How do we maximize exposure on this thing?"

I'm assuming that you are in fact planning to release Phoenix on 4/1/09.  If so, you might want to wait until mid-February so as to not give the excitement too much time to die down before you make the public release.

's your baby, though.  I expect if you do make it public, there will probably be an "ARGH!!!GOOBERRRRR!" thread before the day is out.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Mongoose on February 02, 2009, 03:49:44 pm
Sounds good to me.  It really was a hell of a lot of fun, but I don't think there's any real point in keeping everything secret anymore now that we've seemingly gone through the whole game.  This was your and Galemp's puppy from the start, so whenever and however you guys decide to make it public is fine by me.  And if we get to play around with whatever big secret you're still holding behind your backs a month before the general populace, so much the better. :)
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Snail on February 03, 2009, 05:52:44 am
I still has no idea wat is going on.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Solatar on February 03, 2009, 10:33:30 pm
Let people in, sure.

Heck, consolidate all the puzzles into separate posts in one thread (without people's responses) so anybody who has the willpower to not cheat can go through from the start and have a go himself.

Even if somebody had already figured out a particular clue, it was still fun for me to go through and figure it out myself; why not everybody else?
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on February 04, 2009, 10:07:49 am
I agree with Mongoose. It was great fun to be part of the once-hidden board. And since you (Goober) and Galemp made this, you have the say.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Goober5000 on February 04, 2009, 01:43:34 pm
FYI, it's already public. :D
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on February 05, 2009, 08:39:37 am
We know; Unread Replies says it all. ;)
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: blowfish on February 05, 2009, 08:41:11 am
FYI, it's already public. :D

Yeah, I noticed it listed as a subforum when viewing the ST:R forum.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: -Joshua- on February 06, 2009, 02:55:36 am
So we don't have to do anything to get the grand-prize, or do we need to solve another puzzle?q
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Mongoose on February 06, 2009, 05:57:26 pm
Everyone will get it eventually, but those of us who were involved in Phoenix while it was still hidden will get it before the general public.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Snail on February 14, 2009, 05:25:44 pm
Incidentally what is the grand prize or is that also a mystery?
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: blowfish on February 14, 2009, 05:35:07 pm
:doubt:
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Rhymes on February 14, 2009, 08:09:50 pm
Incidentally what is the grand prize or is that also a mystery?

Who knows?  All I know is I won't get it early.  I never put the effort into solving the puzzle.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Snail on February 17, 2009, 10:17:23 am
:doubt:
:nervous:
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on February 18, 2009, 05:53:01 am
:doubt:
:nervous:
:wtf:
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Wobble73 on February 18, 2009, 08:49:22 am
Oh bummer!  :sigh: I solved this before it went public, but then I didn't post the secret forum, just visited once in while and read some of the posts there! Does this mean I don't get the grand prize early then?  :(  :sigh:
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Goober5000 on February 18, 2009, 12:18:23 pm
What proof do I have that you saw the secret forum, and are not just posting this to get the grand prize early? :D
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on February 18, 2009, 09:02:50 pm
What proof do I have that you saw the secret forum, and are not just posting this to get the grand prize early? :D
/me almost decided to make a pointed comment, but thought it better to shut it. :nervous:
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Snail on February 19, 2009, 04:29:09 pm
I posted in Phoenix but I didn't do a thing.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Mobius on February 19, 2009, 04:32:47 pm
Same thing here. I was (and I'm still) busy with other FS related stuff. :nod:
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Mongoose on March 03, 2009, 04:27:37 pm
I can take it from the inactivity of my PM folder that my conclusion was mistaken, but just out of curiosity, was anyone else working on the possible assumption that "one month before the public" could refer to March 1, a month before that handy-dandy counter apparently will hit zero on April 1?  I guess that later date was the one we were meant to go by. :p
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on March 03, 2009, 04:36:05 pm
Yeah, that's what I thought as well... Then again, since the plans have changed (it's made public), we may be getting it by PM on April Fools, and the big public will get it on the first of May...
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Droid803 on March 03, 2009, 06:06:18 pm
On April Fools?
That'd be awfully suspicious. It might be another one of those installers like the fake 158th one that just crams your HD full of crap XD.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: tinfoil on March 03, 2009, 06:20:26 pm
Anything you get from Goober on April fools should be treated in much the same way as a King Cobra in your boxers. 
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Nuclear1 on March 03, 2009, 06:36:40 pm
Unless you, of course, do enjoy King Cobras in your boxers. In which case in should be treated only as a rabid ferret in your socks.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: tinfoil on March 04, 2009, 05:53:00 pm
I'm not modifying my analogy specifically for you. :p Go make your own.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Droid803 on March 04, 2009, 06:05:46 pm
So...you wait a day and see what the King Cobra does to other people before touching it?
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: -Joshua- on March 12, 2009, 05:34:43 am
If everyone has that philosophy,we will never find out.

I volunteer.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Mongoose on March 29, 2009, 10:50:19 pm
So, if that countdown is to be believed, we're less than two days away from finding out exactly what we've been waiting for.  So...any last-minute guesses? :p
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: blowfish on March 29, 2009, 11:18:33 pm
Well, my first guess would be the HTL Hades, but I have no reason to believe that it is finished at the present time, especially since this ... ummm :nervous: ... source that I ... umm :nervous: ... use to get ... umm :nervous: ... information about ... umm :nervous: it ... hasn't showed anything in a while...
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Snail on March 30, 2009, 06:25:15 am
Well, my first guess would be the HTL Hades, but I have no reason to believe that it is finished at the present time, especially since this ... ummm :nervous: ... source that I ... umm :nervous: ... use to get ... umm :nervous: ... information about ... umm :nervous: it ... hasn't showed anything in a while...
The GRAND CREATOR probably caught on to that little loophole my friend...
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: blowfish on March 30, 2009, 10:54:56 am
Oh, he's known about it for a while;  Almost since I discovered it...
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Snail on March 30, 2009, 12:58:37 pm
I wonder who else knows what we're talking about...
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on March 30, 2009, 09:31:37 pm
I wonder who else knows what we're talking about...

I assume nobody except whoever you guys are talking about and the both of you. I seriously have no idea what you guys are talking about.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Galemp on March 30, 2009, 09:36:55 pm
I know what's going on.

Well... maybe I did, but I haven't seen Goober for a couple days, so I actually have no idea what's REALLY happening on Wednesday.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: tinfoil on March 31, 2009, 12:04:05 am
I find his lack of existance rather disturbing. That said, he can't actually hurt me over the internet, so I guarantee I'll be online Wednesday. Should be a good laugh, Goober's a funny guy.   
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Vip on March 31, 2009, 12:53:28 am
Tinfoil, you sure he can't hurt you ? Or any of us for that matter ? Goober's too unpredictable for such statements :P

I guess it's time to prepare for the inevitable...
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Stormkeeper on March 31, 2009, 02:26:14 am
Yea. Prepare for the inevitable.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Snail on March 31, 2009, 08:06:07 am
He'll probably up a download of DEM2 which actually contains some kind of thing which allows him to strangle us over the internet.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Stormkeeper on March 31, 2009, 11:52:18 am
We'll find out tomorrow.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on April 01, 2009, 06:59:24 am
Quote
<CLASSIFIED> is not available in your country.
Hope that's only temporary...

EDIT: Nvm :lol: ... Flipped?
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Snail on April 01, 2009, 07:15:04 am
So that's the grand prize?
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: lostllama on April 01, 2009, 07:19:14 am
Check your PMs....
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Snail on April 01, 2009, 07:20:12 am
A flipped RickRoll? That's it?
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on April 01, 2009, 07:21:49 am
I somehow have the feeling that the real thing will come tomorrow.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Stormkeeper on April 01, 2009, 07:24:24 am
It's not available in my country. =(
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: Snail on April 01, 2009, 07:24:48 am
It's not available in my country. =(
Consider yourself lucky.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: lostllama on April 01, 2009, 07:29:33 am
What the... Who edited my last message?? I can't modify it...

Phunneh!

I can't watch the vid 'cos Websense blocks Youtube.
Title: Re: [OOC] Making it Public
Post by: redsniper on April 01, 2009, 04:31:03 pm
I solved the mystery of 162 and all I got was this upside-down rickroll!