Find815.com has been updated with a journal page from Sam Thomas reading (click to enlarge):
“Not sleeping again. Something’s still not right.
The reporters have stopped calling. Everyone is moving on. Flight 815 is a closed book for them. They think they have all the answers they need.
But I don’t… S.T.”
Could this be a second go around for Find 815? Where Sam finds out where the plane actually crashed, and he finally gets the answers he deserves. Or is it getting relaunched to give fans a second chance to play through the ARG?
Wow what an intense week of Find 815, Sam did not find the Black Rock, but in fact found Flight 815! Here is the final Find 815 recap…
Chapter 5: Video Recap (Coming Soon)
Watch the final chapter of Find 815 in one big chunk, includes failure videos. For the full Find 815 video click here.
Part One: Sam Finds the ‘Black Rock’
Navigating the Reef The Chapter starts off with Sam telling Ockham that he can triple his money, just if they use his coordinates to find the Black Rock. Ockham punches in the coordinates, and tells Sam to steer the ship while he distracts Mr. Talbot. Unfortunately for Sam, reefs have just been detected and he has to avoid them. When the picture of the reef radar is viewed in its entirety, it looks like Sonya.
The Wind Plays Tricks on You Sam hears Sonya calling him, Ockham explains that it is only the wind. “The wind plays tricks on you when you are this far out here,” then the last clue hunt begins…
Braving the Storm After you find the first 3 season clues, your are sent to take control of the Christiane I during a storm. Avoid electrically charged clouds and tidal waves to keep from being taken down. If you successfully get through the storm without wrecking the ship, you get the clue word: Southfields
Sam’s Diary: The Man in the Glitch II Sam is very excited in his last video diary, he exclaims “We found it!” But he isn’t the star this time, the glitches pop up more prominently than any other time. Who is this Man in the Glitch? Mr. Talbot makes his return in Sam’s video glitches, and it seems he is giving a report in finding Flight 815… (Image Credit: José)
The Search for the Black Rock Sam’s final task aboard the Christiane I is to pilot the drones inside the Sunda Trench, and look for the Black Rock. Your job is to hit all the waypoints in 3 minutes. The best way to achieve it is to do the bottom to rows of waypoints at once, and the top two rows in a zig-zag pattern.
That’s not the Black Rock… Sam finds nothing from the search grid and Ockham really starts to lose it. But then, what’s this? A plane? It isn’t the Black Rock after all, but Oceanic Air Flight 815.
Part Two: Sam isn’t alone…
Tracey gives Sam a call. She says she knows his anniversary is coming up, and wants to reassure him that he isn’t alone. She is there if he needs here.
Part Three: Emails
Sam has gotten an offer for a job, but declines it based on his current circumstances.
Sam responds to Tracey’s Voice Mail, but he says he doesn’t have the time to talk. He says something bad is going on…
Sam has been offered the job that he requested way back in the earlier chapters.
The last cryptic email of the game, it reads 411151057. This translates to “All is Lost” from ‘Leet’ (or 1337) speak. (411 15 1057 = ALL IS LOST)
Part Four: Websites
This website predicts the rough weather in the Braving the Storm game. Something else to note, when the image is darkened a graph is revealed.
Updated Maxwell Group Site
The Maxwell Group website (the-maxwell-group.com) has been updated. Its spiffed up, and has an interview of Mr. Talbot on finding the Flight 815 crash. The ship in the logo is directly from the Chapter 3 Clue Hunt.
Part Five: The Aftermath
The End of Find 815… or is it?
The end of Find 815 was very unsettling, even though it was exactly as the title said, Flight 815 was found. It ended in tragically for our hero, but could there be more? The Maxwell Group website was updated even though we have yet to get a password.
How Find 815 ties into LOST
That is the big question, how exactly does Find 815 tie into lost? As a treat for reading my recaps, here is your answer:
WARNING SPOILERS FOLLOW!!! (Spoiler Font for your protection):
The next episode of Lost (4.02: Confirmed Dead), starts with the drones from the Christiane I searching the Sunda Trench. Brace yourselves, these drones do not belong to Sam and Mr. Talbot, but some other treasure seekers. They aren’t having any luck, and are feeling a little bit of despair. They get some strange readings, one asks, “Could it be Doubloons?” Instead of treasure, they see the a wing of a plane with a familiar logo, “Oh my God, It’s Oceanic Flight 815!”
Some of you may be pretty new to the whole Find 815 thing, and are probably thinking that you really do not want to go through all the work to find the back story on the ‘Golden Pass’ commercial or just want to relive the story of Sam Thomas in its entirety. Don’t fret, here is the complete story of Find815.com, the total runtime is less than 42 minutes (just think of it as another episode of Lost). There are also recaps on the first four chapters (chapter 5 is coming soon), just encase you want to dig a little deeper.
Our good friend Speaker is hearing from his mysterious sources again. Could this be the purple sun pulsing it’s neural morse code into the silhouetted ones cranium? That is a mystery that may be larger than any on Lost island itself, but here me… the info is important:
“I got this strange e-mail telling me there might be an
announcement from Oceanic after LOST during the premiere of Eli Stone.
I don’t know what the announcement’s about… it could be ANYTHING!
Feel free to speculate and tell me, because I love that stuff!
Apparently there’s going to be some never before seen LOST clips on Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday night!”
Remember to keep your browser trained on www.insidetheexperience.com, you never know when the voices in speaker’s head may speak again.
The rules of the game have changed this week, with more going on by the blogs than on the actual site. Which means all the more reason to have a recap that encompasses every aspect of the game this week. Think you may have missed something? Don’t worry, here is everything you need to know for Week 4 of the Find 815 ARG.
Oh, and be sure to take a shot at winning a free Lost T-shirt! Details are at the bottom of the page.
Here is your chance to earn something for your Jacob-like Lost Theorizing abilities. Tonight and tomorrow we will be launching two different ways to earn your very own Shambala T-Shirt from the Lost Boys Project. While you are waiting for the next portion of the Find815 ARG to launch, tease your brain a bit. The good Doc has come up with a theory that Mr. Talbot does not actually work for the Maxwell Group. So if he does not work for the Maxwell Group, who does he really work for?
So head on over to the DocArzt.com Forums (comments do not count) and tell us your theories on Talbot’s employer, whoever gets it right will be put in a drawing to win a t-shirt! The contest will end with the ARG and the winner will be announced shortly after. Namaste and Good Luck.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the premiere specific contest tomorrow!
We rely entirely on the crack team at DarkUFO for today’s update. I’ve been finishing off a very cool project for UGO.com, which I hope you get to see by weeks end, and Koobie has been busy with some life stuff. We are on board and fully loaded for tonight’s release, so don’t forget to drop by.
This week has had some girth to it, and you may want to pick up on some of the things that you may have missed. Who is the man behind the glitch? What is the clue word to find my last clue? What do all those grayed out numbers mean in that mysterious email? Here is everything you need to know about chapter 2!
**UPDATE: Theory and FAQ Sections(Parts 6 and 7)**
Cartographer of all things Lost, Jonahadkins, has created an awesome map detailing Lost Find 815 game. The full size map, as well as many others related to the show, can be downloaded fron Jonahadkin’s MappingLost blog right here.
The end is approaching quickly, and the closer we get the harder the games seem to be. Tonight’s was probably the hardest yet. For those of you who haven’t attempted yet the rules are like this:
Sam has hacked out 8 characters of the password. Only 5 actually belong and the order is unknown. We have 10 attempts to get it right. Oh, and everytime you fail the 8 characters change. There may be easier ways to win and I definitely hope you’ll submit your strategy. Here is mine.
I started out with the strategy that I was going to lose, alot, but hope for the best. So what I did was enter only one letter at a time in each row. Odds are in your favor that you’ll have eliminated the negatives within five tries. You know they are a negative if all of the dots are black. One red dot and they are part of the password.
In your remaining attempts its all about the order. Lay out a random order them turn the letters in twos. The order of the dots do not mean anything. If you are luck, again prepare to lose many times, you will move a character into place, then use another group to try to determine which of the two is in place. When you move the one that is in place, you’ll lose a dot. When you move the others, if you are luck you will gain more. The more you have, the fewer moves it takes to figure it out. It took me about seven attempts to solve.