WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
Hello, Citizen Scientists!
Today I finished the Artemis Path, and wow was that a ride. I chose to have Artemis die. Then, when faced with the Atlas at the center, chose not to listen to it and bring and end to the simulation. I’ve been playing since launch, and I heavily participated in both Seasons (so far) of Waking Titan.
I’m a little lost. Not totally lost, just a little.
There is a lot to take in here, and I want to begin the process of absorbing all of it. I’m just not sure where to start. I have area’s I’m strong in, and area’s I’m weak in. I also forget a large portion of the lore from the first part of Waking Titan. I’m going to drop some things here I believe are factual, please feel free to correct me. (And point to any easy to digest sources of the lore if you know of some!)
-The Universe present in No Man’s Sky is a simulation.
-This simulation is powered by the ATLAS; a super AI that can create universes.
-No Man’s Sky the game, is the simulation. Waking Titan is events happening outside of the simulation; in our reality.
-Atlas Corp is the company (of which Elizabeth Leighton is CEO of) that houses ATLAS; the reason for having a universe creating super AI seems lost on me.
-The simulation has been reset many many times (an ATLAS reboot of some kind?), and these resets fix nothing. It always seems to meet the same end, with the ATLAS believing it has 16 minutes remaining. (16 minutes in our reality, being an unknown and possibly colossal amount of time inside the simulation.)
-As stated above, time inside the simulation and time outside of it are substantially different; we do not have a scale.
-The Traveller’s are the fourth race, who travel and see all the Atlas has made. NULL was the first Traveller, and NULL actually managed to see everything in the universe. The Atlas didn’t really seem to care.
-I’m not certain if the simulation resetting is us going to a new galaxy or not; when I reach the center and travel from EUCLID to HILBERT DIMENSION, is this because a Traveler reset the simulation with the ATLAS? This is why we come to in a random location, with each reset?
-I’m not certain why, when the ATLAS has “infinity to work with”, it creates the same 3 races over and over and over again.
-Is Emily the ATLAS? Is the ATLAS a human being turned into an AI?
-As you can see, I completely forget Emily’s role.
I could go on and on and on. A lot of this may not have a specific answer; I feel a lot of it is left to speculation. I suppose one of my most important questions would be:
-Do you think there are more answers to come, as we progress with the Updates and with Waking Titan?
Any places you guys can point me to, to start absorbing all of this as best I can in something resembling a chronological order would be great.
I love it. I love all of this, I find it amazing and intriguing and No Game has ever captivated my mind in the same way this one has. Thanks for any at all possible help Travellers. I’m off to bed, I’ll check back in the AM. Take care!