And Now for Something Completely Different?


#21

Wait so who killed Elizabeth then ?:thinking:


#22

There’s also the issue of the 16 “limited edition” Atlas v4 passes that were promised to lucky winners.


#23

The key piece we’re still missing in all of this really seems to be… What about the Atlas? It was very clear in Atlas Rises that it was closely linked to loop16. I think it was even called that at some point in-game.
So… will the Atlas in NEXT be dead? That would actually be kind of fitting for both the end of Waking Titan and Atlas RIses. But we’ve seen NEXT players in front of an Atlas interface. If the story in NEXT revolves about searching for and bringing back loop16 lost somewhere in the simulation, that would be awesome, but somehow I’m not quite expecting such a close connection between WT and NMS.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

WARE did. That much was established.


#24

Well loop16 was responsible for running the simulations as clearly laid out by log.4391 and NMS is still very much around and still very much running in base 16 with quite a few loops…so you could say that Emily is most likely still around in some capacity.


#25

Well, it couldn’t possibly be running in anything else, unless you developed a completely new computer architecture… :smile:


#26

Well sure…but that’s what loop16 is to the ARG and the lore…the architecture that the entire simulation is built in.


#27

I was thinking all along that both NMS and the ARG had always been entertwined. Even the Lore seemed to point at the two converging.


#28

Not so sure, rememberance lore tell us that Atlas was created by humans who leaved hearth later, Emily is not in that case. The ARG AI isn’t the same as the one ingame.

Or… Emily is Atlas and the remeberance is a lie, because we know she can.


#29

Makes you wonder why Atlas can not experience death, but does recall past events having happened before. What happens when you update a game, reboot it and launch it with new code? What happens from the perspective of the simulation, the computer/server that runs it? Without power, it will not be able to experience … just to return as if nothing has happened, besides some new additional changes made. I welcome the NEXT iteration, a new loop about to be released …


#30

See, this is why I asked for a debriefing in the survey…so many ways this could go.


#31

Emily could just as well push her code to the satellite. Maybe that’s where she is now.


#32

In what survey did you ask ?


#33

The one about the dreamers. Would age etc…affect your decision


#34

Ah ok, not sure they’ll read it now the dreamers are out or dead :wink:


#35

Yes, I was hoping for a synopsis at the end but, there was the Galactic Atlas instead, not that I am complaining cause it is so nice! :heart_eyes:

EDIT: if left to my own imagination, I choose to believe what I stated here And Now for Something Completely Different?

And it is also possible that there is new lore that may help us find an answer to this question


#36

What about te radio thing? That was only meant to make Alexander remember things?


#37

Once you start working with a computer that can predict the future perfectly, tenses and chronology become annoying


#38

You already said that to me next Tuesday.


#39

Since the grammatical problems are equivalent to those posed by time travel, Douglas Adams has you covered: :smile:

The major problem [with time travel] is quite simply one of grammar, and the main work to consult in this matter is Dr Dan Streetmentioner’s Time Traveller’s Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations. It will tell you for instance how to describe something that was about to happen to you in the past before you avoided it by time-jumping forward two days in order to avoid it. The event will be described differently according to whether you are talking about it from the standpoint of your own natural time, from a time in the further future, or a time in the further past and is further complicated by the possibility of conducting conversations whilst you are actually travelling from one time to another with the intention of becoming your own mother or father.

Most readers get as far as the Future Semi-Conditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional before giving up: and in fact in later editions of the book all the pages beyond this point have been left blank to save on printing costs.


#40

takes notes
Is this going to be on the test?