First and foremost, I would like to thank all my fellow Citizen Scientists & ETARCians for making this whole sleep-depriving ordeal such an amazing & friendly experience. Amidst the chaos, we’ve accomplished some great things together. This community wouldn’t be so amazing if it wasn’t for everyone’s contributions, big or small. Would love to have a beer with some (most) of you, but hopefully we find each other in the Mercury Subroutine sooner rather than later. One thing is for sure, i’m not about to go away and hope to keep discussing with all of you for a long time.
Second, I would love to send a shower of love to Sean & Hello Games for their endurance and sheer willpower in the face of adversity; their composure and dedication to their passion in the wake of a tsunami of hate. No Man’s Sky is my favorite game of all time. I sure appreciate the amount of thought that went into tying this whole ARG to the Mercury Subroutine and make us Citizen Scientists feel so involved and close to it all. Waking Titan is one of the most unique multiplayer experience i’ve ever had the chance to take a part of. Whatever you throw at me next, i’ll gobble it up. I still nurture a dream to move to Guildford and come work with you. Who knows?
Last but not least, thank you to Alice & Smith for having exacerbated my insomnia. I’m so thankful that my vacations started at the beggining of Phase 2 and ended yesterday for the end of Phase 3. I’m pretty sure this whole ARG would’ve had a negative impact on my productivity at work, but that just goes the extra lenght to show how well crafted it was. You know you did a good job when people are ravenous for updates during downtime, instead of taking a proper rest. I feel bad for all the people who put so much energy in the red herrings or investigated leads that yielded disappointing results… But what’s a wild goose chase without some wild gooses here and there? Hats off to you.
Lastly, I would like to thank my girlfriend and my cats for sticking with me through the madness, even if my actions and the stuff I talked about seemed outlandish.
Special shout out to @toddumptious for keeping me in the loop while I was gone in a cabin in the woods, trying to summon the old ones. You where my MVP! A bit sad I didn’t get to return the favor with the sudden end of the ARG… But hey, there’s gotta be more to come!
@Emily, I love you too. I would love you to pour me some coffee when you find a body that can host you, or shake your hand. We all miss talking to you My offer to have my conscience assimilated into the Mercury subroutine still stands.
JF / ODT514 / SlowRiot4NuZero