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    Did anyone here get advance copies of the book? Based on Instagram and Twitter posts, it looks like a lot of pretty girls with trendy youtube vlogs got them. It seems like based on the marketing, most of us here may not be popular enough to win this thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherwood View Post
    I will probably lurk to see what sort of puzzles crop up, but I am definitely not going to buy the book or jump on the hype bandwagon. My friends in a chat room brought up some of the language in the rules and disclaimers about the contest, for example:

    * "You expressly agree not to make public, regardless of the medium, what you believe to be a correct or incorrect solution to any of the puzzles (or portions thereof) included in the Contest." ...also there is a section about using online forums and if they don't conform to the rules of the game that you may be disqualified.

    * "The Sponsor reserves the right to modify, delay, or terminate the Contest in the event solutions are made public or otherwise shared, or if the Contest becomes compromised or corrupted in any way."

    Could anyone provide a link to the rules that are being quote ?


    
    My friends then proceeded to look at the javascript currently "hiding" the images on the event countdown page, and found the direct URLs to see the final reveals. (However, they did not unlock the scrambled video on that page.) I won't put your status in jeopardy by posting those URLs here --- but if you figure out *****_1.jpg you can probably guess how to find 8 more.

    Also, if this is a different link, could you provide it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheYellowWatchdog View Post
    Did anyone here get advance copies of the book? Based on Instagram and Twitter posts, it looks like a lot of pretty girls with trendy youtube vlogs got them. It seems like based on the marketing, most of us here may not be popular enough to win this thing.
    There were books handed out at the Comic Con (link in an early post in this forum). Also, a sampler of the book ( first handful of pages, maybe a third or fourth of the book ) is available online. Search "Harper Collins Endgame The Calling Sampler"

    In both cases, placeholder puzzles , not the actual, are substituted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astreeturover View Post
    Could anyone provide a link to the rules that are being quote ?
    yes, sorry, i should have done so. I tried a google search and found a site where the rules are hosted as PDF documents, but the home page links seem to be broken, but viewing the HTML source code does give you URLs to follow -- which does not inspire confidence in me.
    www endgamerules com
    .pdf for USA
    JAPAN is in English maybe?


    The image I was hinting at is part of the EVENT page, where the "Impact Zone" map is being obscured until they get enough twitter buzz going (or as the time for the book launch draws near).
    ENDGAME IS COMING www endgameiscoming com/event/
    I should hide the final link under a spoiler, for lame contest reasons. (Does this forum not support spoiler tags?)
    OK, I'll break up the URL: use the above base location + /images/ + Earth_9.jpg
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    Thanks much, catherwood. I will spend some time reviewing the sites.
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    Just a FYI the "event" page is to promote the book and has nothing to do with the puzzle other than to promote it. I confirmed this via twitter.

    The images zero in on the event for the book launch on Oct 7 in New York City.

    International Bestselling Author James Frey Launches His Next Book Series with John Hanke, VP of Google's Niantic Labs, and a Musical Event - GTN - Gainesville Television Network

    I have my reservations about James Frey. I had no idea who he was when this came out. I watched the Oprah interviews and read about the controversy. But when I see everyone that is involved in this massive project I can't help but hope that finally we have a modern day treasure hunt that isn't going to vanish or the website get taken down or the author disappear forever. This will be a different hunt in that social media is used in some way but what is wrong with that? We live in the 21st century so why not utilize it? I have my smart phone, laptop, PC and Ipad ready to go. My social media accounts have all the "players" added and are ready to go. I also have a good old fashioned yellow legal pad as well.

    Every aspect of this "game/book/puzzle" is being handled by a different company so in my mind that brings some legitimacy to it. I hope so anyway.

    My fear is that the puzzle is going to be so complicated it is impossible to solve but time will tell. We don't even know what the "puzzle" is at this point so I am keeping an open mind.
    I play Ingress and am looking forward to the new game as well.

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    I went to my local library to put it on reserve. They didn't have one on order, so the librarian went to look it up on their distributor webpage or something. Her eyes widened, she kinda sucked in her breath, and said "this is going to be really popular." Apparently the distributor had an extremely large quantity ordered up. So on the positive, it looks like it shall be popular, and I hope that it makes it. But those rules about if anyone posts a partial correct OR INCORRECT solution, or any solutions are otherwise shared... sheesh, its supposed to be a big online media thing but they don't want the treasure hunters to use online media? Hopefully that is just legalese to cover all the bases rather than suck the fun out of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by MDC777 View Post
    But when I see everyone that is involved in this massive project I can't help but hope that finally we have a modern day treasure hunt that isn't going to vanish or the website get taken down or the author disappear forever. ...
    Every aspect of this "game/book/puzzle" is being handled by a different company so in my mind that brings some legitimacy to it. I hope so anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
    I went to my local library to put it on reserve. They didn't have one on order, so the librarian went to look it up on their distributor webpage or something. Her eyes widened, she kinda sucked in her breath, and said "this is going to be really popular." Apparently the distributor had an extremely large quantity ordered up. So on the positive, it looks like it shall be popular, and I hope that it makes it.
    Thanks for info about the librarian. Interesting. I wonder how many werepre-ordered? I have mine on pre-order at Amazon.

    But those rules about if anyone posts a partial correct OR INCORRECT solution, or any solutions are otherwise shared... sheesh, its supposed to be a big online media thing but they don't want the treasure hunters to use online media? Hopefully that is just legalese to cover all the bases rather than suck the fun out of it.
    Exactly the between-the-lines issue that hit me the first time I went through the rules. (Thank-you, catherwood, for the link).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheYellowWatchdog View Post
    Did anyone here get advance copies of the book? Based on Instagram and Twitter posts, it looks like a lot of pretty girls with trendy youtube vlogs got them. It seems like based on the marketing, most of us here may not be popular enough to win this thing.
    Here, the info on the promo book box, says "interactive superpuzzle"

    FMIKNXwSiZE
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    That video is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about. The promoters are acting like this is a book and game for sorority girls. There's no way that girl is going to ever even attempt to solve this thing. And people like her are the only people they care about promoting to. Did the people that run Tweleve or Quest4Treasure or MysteriousWriting get a promo pack in the mail? We're the kind of people that care about these puzzles and they're choosing to target valley girls instead of us. I don't get offended easily, but this whole thing is offensive.

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