"The present fray had turn'd my thoughts to Muse" - Dante Alighieri
27 minutes until new Muse website launches!
Originally Posted by HMXMister_Game:
"Well Thom, why haven't you gotten on board to straighten us out? Sounds like it's time to *** up or shut up."
^Yep, the new site is a go (and its really ****ing amazing, seriously the media player makes it all the worthwhile since it's a total F U to WMG and their "crusade" against people uploading Muse videos on Youtube). Also the new site has now officially confirmed that Plug In Baby will definitely be in GH 5. Also there is a new micro site (that has crashed hard because everyone is all ZOMG NEW SITE!) Speculation is that this micro site will serve as the basis for Matt's "Treasure Hunt".
Also the micro site lists the following message:
Also to note on the site it always lists the phrase "Gran Ajedrez" in bold in that message. Could be a vital clue/anagram for the treasure hunt (along with the phrase Indigo Alpha Shard). Get your thinking caps on kiddos!FLASH BRIEFING DECLASSIFIED AND APPROVED FOR GENERAL RELEASE
PREVIOUS CLASSIFICATION: INDIGO ALPHA SHARD
GEOPOLITICAL EVENTS NOW NECESSITATE ACTIVATION OF THE STANDBY PLAN BRAVO NINER PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS GRAN AJEDREZ.
MARKERS INCLUDE REALTIME ASSESSMENT OF POLITICAL AND PUBLIC SENTIMENT AT -2.57 (KNIGHT INDEX), SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS AT [REDACTED], ENERGY STABILITY INDICATORS AT [REDACTED], GLOBAL MARKET VOLATILITY MARKERS AT [REDACTED] AND SOVEREIGN STATE MILITARY EFFECTIVENESS AT [REDACTED].
FOR GRAN AJEDREZ TO BE FULLY ACTIVATED, APPROVAL HAS BEEN GRANTED FOR WIDESPREAD MOBILISATION OF INITIATED NON-CONVENTIONAL HUMINT RESOURCES.
GRAN AJEDREZ WILL BE ACTIVATED IN A PHASED PROCESS. SUCCESSFUL ACTIVATION OF EACH PHASE WILL RESULT IN THE UNLOCKING AND DECRYPTION OF AN AUDIO BRIEFING. THE FULL PROJECT EURASIA / GRAN AJEDREZ AUDIO BRIEFING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD UPON SUCCESSFUL ACTIVATION OF ALL PHASES.
PLEASE STAND BY AND COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FOR PRE-APPROVED HUMINT RESOURCE MOBILISATION.
EDIT: I'm getting crackin' on seeing if there is any code in the initial message and I'm already beginning to stumble upon possible clues. For instance the initial name of the plan "Gran Ajedrez" is Bravo Niner, in military terms this would originally mean an aircraft with the serial number of B99, this number happens to be the postal code for the postal district of the UK's Department of Work and Pensions and given the theme of The Resistance (especially the track Uprising since it deals with laborers and money woes of sorts) it could be linked in some way.
EDIT 2: Stumbled upon another vital clue, Ajedrez in spanish means chess, and Gran would mean Grand, IE: Grand Chessboard! Matt hinted at that with the quote he used about The United States of Eurasia!
EDIT 3: Just reading the message as is it would appear registering with the site will be key to being able to download some sort of "audio briefing". No telling if thats all you have to do. So anyways from the looks of it so far there is not much left to the message besides the phrase "Indigo Alpha Shard" and maybe the Bravo Niner bit.
Last edited by The_Little_Buster; 07-13-2009 at 08:22 AM.
Anyways on Muselive people are hypothesizing Gran Ajedrez literally means Grand Chess which is played on a 10x10 chessboard and that Bravo niner literally means B9 which would therefore be the position where you would place your Knight (Knights of Cydonia?!) when setting up the chessboard. Also to note Grand Chess was invented in the year 1984, again with the references to the novel. Muse have really thought this one out.
Muse.mu updated saying the micro site is having server issues. Interestingly enough it said there is no time limit on registration, that being said it can pretty much be definitely confirmed this is more or less going to be the site for the treasure hunt if it wasn't obvious enough already,