No Man's Sky and Echo Tech

Holy crap, guys. I’m new to this whole ARG thing. My only other experience was with the viral campaign for Cloverfield. I thought this was a welcoming forum for ALL ideas. Clearly, I was wrong. If you are going to be so short-sighted about which evidence you consider (which, btw, consists of a hell of a lot more than just a MAJOR piece of the puzzle) you should be ashamed to call yourself an investigator. If this does turn out to be unrelated to NMS (which is almost impossible, at this point) I will gladly apologize.

I had higher hopes for this forum. I guess I will stick to reddit, where the NMS community is a hell of a lot more open-minded and inclusive than this place. When you pull the stick out of your ass, feel free to come over and offer any insight you may have.


I also invested a lot of my time into NMS and am still waiting for the hard evidence. There are some links but most of them could be coincidental. Also what flow? The flow is really just a bunch of people making assumption based on vague evidence connecting the ARG and the game. Yes it seems like the two are connected but that doesn’t in fact mean they are. Echos, Atlas, AI all of those things are so common in sci-fi and western mythos in general that their value as evidence of connection is really low. Other things such as that the songs in PDFs were produced by a company called Mercury (HG) could be coincidental - the third song wasn’t after all.


I’m genuinely sorry for the misunderstandings happening on your post, Reikon! I didn’t mean to stir the pot. I was merely trying to keep things organized. Really, I’m sorry. Let’s get back to your original thought, yeah? Because I believe it deserves to be discussed.

I remember seeing this dialog once before. I didn’t think much of it. But you bring up a good point. How are we (humans) even supposed to understand the aliens unless we somehow were taken as Echoes? It’s then reason to believe that the Korvax are scavengers of information. I mean, they get pretty excited when they see the Traveller. (this is also a good reason to speculate that Polo is a SynthGek) What if they also scavenge other species as well? Then they would know the Vy’keen and Gek languages. What I don’t get is why don’t they have a clue about the Atlas? They see it as this omnipotent god with all the knowledge they desire. I feel like there’s lore to explain their fascination…

It’s also noted in many other dialogs that the player can understand the alien because they are speaking our tongue. So some aliens are multi-lingual. Cool. I think this might be a design choice to avoid players getting super lost when trading with other NPCs.

The monoliths also carry some sort of supernatural power that presents itself when the Traveller approaches. Visions are seen, gifts are presented, pleas and cries are heard, all engaging the Traveller to do something. Other dialogs with Korvax that I’ve encountered in buildings have tried to examine me, poking and prodding needles and scanners. They are always trying to figure things out, and get answers from the Traveller.

My home planet was in a Korvax system and I spend quite a bit of time there. lol. So they were the first species I encountered and the first bit of lore I experienced. That’s not to say I’m an expert, but that I just love them. :stuck_out_tongue:
I for one believe it’s definitely a Korvx/Portal backstory/present story, and am excited to see where it goes!

Again, truly sorry for the previous negligence to your thoughts. :pray:


I appreciate your apology. Sorry for blowing up there. I’m not usually involved in this type of thing and don’t know anyone who plays either, so I’m kind of trapped into figuring this thing out on my own and I guess my frustration got the better of me.

I wanted to share something I thought of this morning when reading a post about Multiverse and NMS’s goal of reaching the center. Game spoilers for NMS to follow.

When you reach the center of Euclid, you are “thrown out” and restart in a new galaxy called Hilbert, albeit with the same ship and multi-tool (you don’t have to FULLY start over). What if Hilbert is a new part of a Multiverse? What if, each time you move to a new galaxy, it’s a new echo and WHAT IF YOU ARE THE ECHO ENTERING A NEW BEING?


It is possible, the NMS multiverse theory has been mentioned before here:
The real question would be, how does it help us get any further in our search. I mean, knowing (or believing) something to be a multiverse is only useful if you have a specific instance (16?) of that multiverse you want to go to, and even then you would need to have more details.
Now you could try to find the previously used location in Euclid in another instance of the multiverse, but I don’t know anyone who would be at or near #16:slight_smile: (Nor would that be reasonable to expect.)

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Also, whats the point? Why would I want to go to a paralell dimension if all I am going to see is more weird animals and plants? There must be something that portals will do that is an addition to the core gameplay mechanics we already have otherwise they will be moot.

This is not about what the point of it is ingame. This is about how it can help us advance in this ARG. :slight_smile:

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If it is related, there is a trailer for NMS regarding the portals. When the character enters the portal it seems to take him/her/it to a different version of the planet they are on. Past - Present? Present - Future? Parallel universe?

What if the drab repetitive planets were always planned and in the original concept of the game, you had to find the portals to get to the worlds that they featured in the trailers? They just did not have enough time or money to get there.

There is lore that tells of the plague of an advance brutal species. What if you use the portals to go back in time to stop it??


NMS player chipping in again. i’ve put in hundreds of hours and am still playing this game a ton and restarted the game to get to the Galactic Hub in NMS.

The lore of the game talks a lot and references a ton of the things mentioned on the Echo website. Tons of the NPCs in NMS have the title of Entity Echo, etc. Also, the sound clips we’ve heard off and on def seem to be NMS sound effects. The game’s lore mentions garbled almost familiar voices when you visit alien monoliths related to the Atlas. The ARG really feels like a prequel to the world of NMS we are playing in.

Also some rumors based on unused game files point to a possible fourth species in NMS and i feel that this ARG may reveal that species and also perhaps add further lore to the game along with perhaps some new quests. i’m really just spitballing here and have no real evidence to back claims. The portals in NMS, tons of ideas on what they could lead to if they are activated post ARG or during it.


finally, just a peak at the beauty of NMS, marked spoiler because its from one of the Atlas interfaces. :slight_smile:

You do realize you’re replying to three day old comments, right? These were all from before multiverse-75 even went live.

At the time, there was no direct evidence that the ARG was related to NMS. And besides, this was originally posted in WT Investigation when it has absolutely no place in that category.

Also, please read the comments you reply to carefully. You say:

And in the comment you replied to I literally said

And I’m really not missing any puzzle pieces. I mainly participate in the Discord discussions while the actual solving is going on, since /r/NMSTG only has that old WT megathread that makes discussion difficult to keep up with. The threads here on ETARC also update in real time (rather than relying on refreshing like reddit) which leads to easier discussion during the fast-paced solving.

And the inactive portals are not a “lingering puzzle,” they’re an unimplemented component of the game that are finally (hopefully) going to be implemented nearly a year after release.

Hey man, relax a bit! We’re all here to solve a mystery, one that seems to be tied into the existing mysteries around No Man’s Sky. No need to get worked up :slight_smile:


This ARG is clearly for NMS. I mean its clear.

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With all the speculation about parallel universes, it is beginning to get the feeling of the Fringe tv episodes! -)



Can we not do this again? You responded to a 5 day old comment from when the only evidence linking the two was circumstantial at best (this was before multiverse-75 even went live), and there had been a slew of entirely NMS focused (not WT focused) threads in the WT Investigation category.

This thread is under WT Thoughts and Theories. If you don’t really have anything relevant to the topic to discuss, perhaps it’d be best to head over to another thread! :smile:
That being said, I do think that NMS and WT have several connections, but I’m currently waiting for the package to arrive to confirm my suspicions :slight_smile:

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That’s not even close. Sorry, it’s ok to be wrong.

What I said was very relevant.

I’m going to close this thread to cut down on necro posts responding to outdated info :slight_smile: