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    The time is near... they are watching
    Your power is rising
    You’ve been chosen.






    You've been chosen.

    The Rabbit Hole is deep. Do you dare take the jump and enter its domain?




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    All that aside, it seems like they will either be making an Alternate Reality Game, or be using an Alternate Reality Game to promote an upcoming game called Nightmare, which seems to focus on some sort of conspiracy theory stuff, along with something about "what really happens when you sleep?"

    I love me a good ARG. Fans of The Secret World or Ingress will probably perk up at this. Lots of research to be done, secrets to find. Code to break, and hidden meanings to decipher.

    To help make people more interested, this backed by Bioware (which means EA, but still).

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    For those who decided to jump into the rabbit hole - here is the list of electives for the Woods-Watson Institute.

    Explorations of Percival Fawcett: 1927-1956
    Martial Tactics versus Incorporeal Entities
    Literature of Barbara Newhall Follett: 1965-1985
    Diplomatic Protocols of Ancient Civilizations
    Translating Hieroglyphics of the Late Awakening Era
    Electrical Engineering in Technologically-Hostile Environments
    Theoretical Applications of Non-Newtonian Fluids in Aetheric Solids
    Civilization and the Self: How Individuals can Create Something Greater
    Kind of odd to offer electives concerning incorporeal entities (ghosts and the like), literature and research concerning people that were dead during the time frames given, diplomatic protocols of the ancient civilizations, and Aetheric Solids (Aether being something that in it's scientific, debunked, and mythical definitions is not solid...). Quite interesting. Seems like an institute meant to prepare those who will be dealing with the extraordinary.


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    One class in particular is interesting to me, because of one of the events on the event calender. This class is Diplomatic Protocols of Ancient Civilizations.



    To achieve harmony, all parties in a cultural exchange must show proper respect and foreknowledge of each other’s nuances. An effective diplomat is aware of all traditions behind a negotiation, which is especially challenging when compromising with multi-millennial political entities. This class is a requirement for students applying to act as liaison with the Radiant Empires.
    This is interesting because of the events calender, which has multiple mentions of "Diplomatic Liason selection". So the students of the institute will be interacting with the "Radiant Empires." Sometime in September or later (probably, based on the calender).

    When trying to figure out what this exactly means, this get quite odd. Initially, I thought it was perhaps in reference to an ancient empire in our world (which could still be the case, I'm still looking into it). But I did come across something a bit odd/interesting.

    This is an odd completely text-based storage for A PH.D on the UCSD.edu website for Russel Impagliazzo, who oddly enough does research in cryptography. Anyways, he has a directory called CRYSTAL and it seems to be some sort of table-top RPG that is played in a location known as the "Radiant Empire".

    Probably absolutely nothing to do with all this, but I found it odd to stumble upon it. Especially when this can be found in one of the text files, "The Purple Pomegranate Campaign is fantasy role-playing at its most exotic. The game is set in the Radiant Empire a multi-species non-human civilization of vast dimension and antiquity. The Empire employs a sophisticated magical technology to further its ambitious spiritual mission: creating paradise from the dreams of its citizens. " Dreams of its citizens... Reminds me of "what really happens when you sleep?" Hmm.
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    Calling it now. Shoehorned poorly written LGBT stuff, Microtransactions, DLC you already paid for but haven't paid to unlock, runs like garbage, and if they make a sequel they will alienate fans of the first game in every possible way.

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    I don't feel very chosen.. :/
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    Every time you promote a crap browser game...I die a little inside.

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    *Wakes up to email notification saying "You've Been Chosen".
    Me: "Could it be a beta code for a BioWare game?
    *Sees a trailer
    Me: "You wake me up for this shit! Let me watch for the hell of it"
    *Watches video
    pretty much this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asiankid0 View Post
    pretty much this.

    Yeah, my comment on the trailer was, "'You've been chosen...' ... To watch our trailer "
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    Got the E-mail too, i don't know why it made me think of Soma for some reason o,e

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    Hmm that was interesting
    Relax and enjoy life


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    Look ma, I am a Pokemon!

    (OT: I don't understand the trailer.)

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    Sounds interesting on text but honestly I haven't heard of a game that didnt , even if it was bablefish Chinese to English.

    The Bioware name also makes me weary.. Also a CGI shows nothing. Does anyone remember Dead Island? Although admittedly that game had some good stuff to it still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    Look ma, I am a Pokemon!

    (OT: I don't understand the trailer.)


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    A new video has been released.

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    Here is an interesting analysis of both videos: http://www.reddit.com/r/SeekingHenna..._to_nightmare/

    There are a lot of people putting a lot of effort in finding some clues.
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    I'd personally love a new The Secret World, except with the actual action interface that Funcom promised early on and never delivered, and without the retarded tab-targetting garbage.

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    Another new video released today.



    The smoke witnessed in the other videos makes a return in this one. It seems like the girl in the video has accidentally caused her home (or perhaps the home of someone else?) to "sink" in a sort of "impact" crater. Hence the name of the video. At first it seems like the girls speech is odd, with a lot of reverb and other effects, as well as what appears to be some audio reversal. Then it refines into "It's not my fault."

    This time, the message was sent with the title "Can you control your power?"

    There is also a special invitation to an event being held in Cologne. And, if you happen to be unable to attend, there is a livestream that will be going at the same time.

    Be at our special fan event!*
    Cologne Marriott Hotel | 08.13.14 | 3PM - 7PM CEST
    Johannisstrasse 76-80
    Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
    50668 Germany
    Not in Cologne?
    Join Our Exclusive Event Stream by Twitch!
    Join us live on twitch.tv from 4PM - 5 PM CEST!
    You’ve been chosen.
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    I missed the livestream. Did anyone get a recording of it? I don't see it in the past broadcast. Oh well.


    Anyways, details of the game have been released.

    It's going to be called Shadow Realms. It's a "4v1 Story-driven Online Action RPG."

    Here's the game overview and some quotes.

    From the storytelling experts at BioWare comes Shadow Realms™, a new 4v1 story-driven Online Action RPG with dynamic co-op missions in a constantly evolving BioWare world. Join an ongoing adventure with new episodes released frequently. Experience the thrill of making your own choices as to the path you take through the story, uncovering new mysteries and revealing hidden twists unexpectedly as you progress. Fight as a modern-day Hero who suddenly awakens with magical powers and is pulled into a dark realm and centuries old battle. Team up with three other Heroes in adventures facing off against a fantastic array of demonic bosses and supernatural creatures in a raging war against the Shadow Legions to save all of humanity. Summon all your powers as you prepare to battle a player-controlled Shadowlord, who possesses the ultimate weapon – the human mind.

    The power is yours. You’ve been chosen.

    And the features

    Key Features
    EXPERIENCE EPISODIC STORYTELLING

    Enjoy the excitement of a constantly evolving story as new cliff-hanger episodes are released regularly with intriguing characters and impactful choices, letting you and your friends speculate on what comes next, much like your favorite TV series.
    DISCOVER A NEW MODERN FANTASY WORLD

    From the dark alleys of Paris to the gothic towers of Embra, adventure through an immersive new BioWare world where machine gun wizards and bomb squad clerics rule the day.
    FIGHT DYNAMIC CO-OP 4v1 MISSIONS

    Team up with three other Heroes in story-driven adventures packed with fast-paced tactical combat against a player-driven Shadowlord who controls creatures, sets traps and changes the environment itself, making the adventure and the battle different every time.
    DEEP COMBAT CUSTOMIZATION

    Deep character and combat customization options offer you the ability to build and progress as a powerful Hero and Shadowlord uniquely suited to your play-style and one that sets you apart from the crowd. Earn and choose from a broad set of abilities that you can mix regardless of class offering a very deep and diverse set of options.

    You’ve got choices and the freedom to play your way. The power is yours.

    Be one of the first to play the Closed Alpha and give us your feedback!

    And finally, the Alpha registration link.
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    Yeees in every way :O They had better have loot in this game, i've seen to many freaking ARPG games that have no loot in them as of late :I Any poo, i wonder what the payment method will be, is it going to be a nice one-time payment? Or maybe episodic in the same way as TSW/Wolf Among Us? (That seems the most likely) Is it always going to be 3v1, or is their straight up pve? o-o

    Here's the class information! :O

    Warrior
    Equipped with cutting-edge tactical gear from Earth, the Warrior excels when going toe-to-toe with enemies, crushing them with brute force. The adrenaline of close quarters combat fuels their ability to withstand damage.

    Assassin
    The sleek and mobile Assassin uses the cover of shadows to deal lethal amounts of damage. An expert in acrobatics, the Assassin dashes into melee range to quickly dispose of enemies and dodges back out to avoid any retaliation.

    Wizard
    Think of the Wizard as the smartest kid in class, who uses their mind to bend the elements and alter reality to take out enemies or benefit allies. A master of the arcane, Wizards burn and electrocute any hostile foes unlucky enough to cross their path.

    Cleric
    The Cleric channels the newly found magical energies through both modern and fantastical weaponry to both deadly and restorative effects, as the tactical situation may need.

    Ranger
    Rangers use their gifts to call the beasts of Embra and Earth to arms against the Shadow Legion. Combined with the tools of modern warfare and keen senses, they are a force to be reckoned with.

    Warlock
    Warlocks challenge the Shadowlord with their mastery of the darkness. They dabble in the arts of binding demons and conjuring volatile powers for the greater good of Earth and Embra.

    Shadowlord
    The mysterious Shadowlords reign over the many forces of the Shadow Legions. Their powers and forms vary greatly, but all have domain over the Heroes adventures, and all are bent on the destruction of Earth and Embra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthmonger View Post
    I'd personally love a new The Secret World, except with the actual action interface that Funcom promised early on and never delivered, and without the retarded tab-targetting garbage.
    The tab targeting wasn't really a problem, besides being a personal preference. The tab targeting system in a way was a bit unique with the free movement casting style. The main problem with the game was that it was filled with problems that you'll see when you actually play the game (mostly being bugs and delays from the episodic content). In my opinion, action styled game aka ridicule system have the same formula of a tab targeting system.

    This game shows and promise some uniqueness but I'm a bit skeptical what will actually be deliver. I'm mainly skeptical because this is a EA game really.

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