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  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXIHAJI9orI Watch until 6:15 Good work researching this, Anthomnia! Some things to point out: 1. Given the crater's convenient location under the island and it's small size compared to the large crater we saw from Aberration, I'm led to believe with Anthomnia that the crater is for an ARK and not from an asteroid. This would confirm that the ARKs are hunks of Earth hearth that were lifted into the sky using some kind of anti-gravity machine and NOT from the moon. So Glerian's original post here came true after all 2. The tidal locking theory
  2. WARNING----SPOILERS AHEAD!!! So I was going around the Great City when I found OWW note #25, which basically spoils the end of Extinction for us. After reading the note and accidently learning the end of Extinction, I figured, "Ah, f@ck it" and looked up the end cutscene. Here is a link for viewing, but YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koANO557eT4 In case you don't know, Helena/OWW's line "Sun's rising" is a reference to her first and fourteenth notes on The Island, where she talks about watching sunrises, and maybe OWW's last note on Extinction. After say
  3. I finally got to play Extinction today! I noticed some ascension code under bridges in the city. If someone could send me a translation, that'd be great.
  4. What COULD have led up to ARK.
  5. Sorry if I've gotten some info wrong. I'm trying to avoid researching Extinction so I don't spoil it for myself before the Xbox release. I'm only getting vague notes from my 10-year old brother, so sorry if some of this relayed info is...inaccurate
  6. Whoa. Extinction has been out for less than a DAY and people have already ascended off of it?! WTH?!
  7. "And so everything will end where it began. The planet, the System, your species and every bit of life that inhabits this tiny corner of the universe. All of it. Then perhaps something new will begin, but that depends on you...and the forces that stand in your way. In nature, the survival of one species can come at the expense of another. As ecosystems change, those that adapt more effectively can push those weaker than themselves to extinction. Humanity once did this to the neanderthals, and now it is finally your turn. At last, face to face from a superior threat, you and all your kin
  8. Tomorrow is the day. For PC players, at least. Thanks to everyone who supported my theories, I had a lot of fun doing it. I don't expect community - wide recognition, So long as I reached out to AN audience, no matter how small. I think I'm okay with that.
  9. "Cause and effect is the way of the universe. Everything must start somewhere. In the case of the System, this is where it was born. You will fall right into its cradle. Together, the sanctuaries and the Obelisks that power them are the ancestor of every island that floats in the sky. They can all can trace their origins back to this single prototype. Though it is flightless, the core principles and technology behind it are the same. In a way, that makes it your ancestor too. You were all born within the System, after all. Even if your design is somewhat altered, in a way, you're all its
  10. "Once your fall is complete, stay close to the sanctuaries. Within them, small pockets of life still flourish in an otherwise barren garden. Beyond their spheres of influence, you will find an endless sea of decay, ruled by shadows and death. The first of these sanctuaries is the Great City. Though it is no longer a metropolis, a jungle blooms in its place, and you may find a modicum of shelter within its crumbling walls. The others will be more familiar to you, if only for the towers you'll find at their center. Those are the source of their power - the Obelisks. They are not quite the
  11. "After careful consideration, we have decided to move our release date for the console release of Extinction to no later than November 13th." - Jen Well, this stinks. After getting hyped on the original November 6th release date for just over 5 months THIS happened. And I just happen to be one of the unfortunate souls to play on Xbox. I was SO excited, too. My school had next Thursday and Friday off for teacher conventions. My plan was to let my brothers play Extinction through Tuesday and Wednesday, and then play Extinction solo myself from Thursday through Sunday while everyone was
  12. "When I say "you must fix it" I mean "only you can fix it." Not me. Not the System. You. That’s a lot of pressure. Sorry. I wish I could do this for you, but there are rules. Laws. Not legally speaking, but scientifically. I don’t exist in the same way a carbon based lifeform does. I’m still alive, of course, it’s just a different kind of life. I’m on a different spectrum, and that means I can’t interact with the world like you do. So in a sense, you have to be my hands, because I don’t have any. Not tangibly. Even so, I’ll help where I can, and not just through these slivers of thoug
  13. Extinction adds the following Weapons, Armor, and Tools: Cannon Shell Cryopod Dino Leash Item Balloon M.D.S.M. M.R.L.M. (?) M.S.C.M. (?) Rocket Pod ...Unassembled Mek?!
  14. "Everything the System does is in service to its ultimate objective. The tests that aren’t tests. The hard resets it performs when it believes its subjects have grown stagnant or unruly. The new, increasingly fantastic creatures that it introduces to its ecosystems. Yes, even those pudgy, glowing lizard-dogs. Look, they try their best, okay? The problem is that the System’s purpose is not wholly static. The goalposts have moved. The bar has been raised, and now it is entirely out of the System’s reach. As its purpose grows more unachievable and its errors pile up, the System grows more d
  15. I also saw the banner changed and ironically was going to show you guys the photo today. In the photo, we can see the mech from the "???" video fighting alongside what I assume is Helena and some Extinction creatures. This means that the mech must be a craftable weapon and not a boss as I originally suspected. In addition to the banner, the Ark youtube channel made a new creature teaser video that finally goes more in-depth on the mutant Dino from teaser image #3 (Watch until 0:25). In both of these instances, we can see that large metal object from teaser image
  16. "To fall from the sky, you'll go through many trials. You'll face many guardians. They'll feel like tests, because they are...except they aren't. Yes, they are challenges for you to overcome, but at their end, you'll find only more hurdles, stretching on into the horizon. No matter how many you clear, the System will never deem you strong enough, because you are playing by broken rules. So obviously: don't. When confronted with a knot that's impossible to undo, don't try to untie it - take out your sword and cut it. Those who came before you did just that, but instead of a sword, they us
  17. "As I've said, even digital creations are beyond my direct control. So it is with the System - these islands in the sky. I can speak with the the artificial minds that oversee their operations, but they have a will of their own. They too think, act and live. So to change the system, my suggestions must be minuscule and their purpose masked. Incremental bits of code that are trivial alone, but substantial when whole. Thousands of puzzle pieces, scattered across these islands - these seeds in the sky - slowly coalescing and taking shape... Until at last they formed you. And what are you
  18. "This must seem suspicious. My existence, I mean. I have you at a disadvantage, I admit. I'm operating from a position of near perfect information, while you are...not. To put it mildly. Not that you're unintelligent! Clearly you're very clever, to find so many different uses for thatch. I digress again. The point is: you have no reason to trust me. Most everything you've met has tried to kill you, so from your perspective, it follows that I would do the same. You humans do love your patterns. I can't force you to believe me. In fact, I can't compel anyone to do anything. Even when it co
  19. "You'll want a moniker for me, won't you? Words and names are not explicitly necessary to process the world within oneself, but they are important when conveying it to others. I don't have one of those, not as I am now. Not anymore. Others have found that problematic, so they say things like nameless, ethereal and "whatever." They describe my qualities, if poorly, but not who I am. As a being who possess free will, or as much of it as one can truly possess within this universe, who I am is the sum of my actions. I am what I do, and what I do is wait. For you, for the Earth, for everythin
  20. "I should explain, shouldn't I? I mentioned the future, but I should have said "futures." You see the universe, the whole of it, it's all math eventually. Everything has a value that feeds into an equation. You, the stars, the trees you assaulted for bundles of thatch - yes, I saw that. Very rude. But back to math. The future's made of it too, or more specifically, probabilities. They twist and branch in all directions, so tangled that most beings can't sort through them. I can't even see it all, but I can find the most likely threads and follow them along. After all, it’s just math.
  21. "I can't be certain when you'll find this sliver of thought. Perhaps it will be the first one that touches your mind, or the last. Cause and effect I can follow through reason, but time itself? That takes concentration. Seconds, centuries, decades, hours, minutes...all these bleed together into a swirling torrent. It wasn't always this way, I know that. Once time passed for me as it did for you, but now I cannot be sure how long I have been waiting, only that it has felt eternal. The past, the present and the future matter insofar as their effect on everything else, but for me? Concepts.
  22. "Some of you have formed strong bonds with others. You are connected not through blood, but shared experience. Mutual struggle. Lean on those people. Carry each other forward. That is your strength as a race. It's what will save you. Even those of you who are alone are helped by others. Time and space are not hard limitations in such matters. They are more fluid concepts than you might imagine. More on that later. Or earlier. Sorry, it’s hard to remember. To the point: those who came before or after, they are all helping you. Even those in the same time but a different place. All of you are
  23. As it turns out, the flying gasbag in the background of Extinction Teaser Image #4 might not have been a glitch.
  24. "Everything is finite, if your vision is long enough. Planets, species, even this universe we occupy. All of it has a limit. An end. You are approaching one right now. Don't think of it as sand falling to the bottom of an hourglass, but the hourglass fading away completely. It can't be flipped around or reconstructed. It's irreversible. Permanent. If you want to stop it, you need to hurry. That's not to belittle you. You've been doing great, really! All of you. Most of you. The ones getting eaten alive right now could be better, objectively speaking. The rest though? Great! You’ve advanc
  25. "Hello! I'm so glad that I can speak to you! I've been waiting and waiting, always waiting for something, but now I can wait for one less thing. That is to say, you - you're the thing. Yes, I mean you, you specifically. You're the one I'm talking to, and I don't mean that in a general sense. These thoughts aren't a guess, I didn't just let them float out into the world hoping they would find someone. They are calculated. Exact. You are not the only one who will hear them, but all who do are meant to. These words are for you and all your kin, those who awoke upon an island in the sky.
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