[b][url=http://www.bungie.net/en-us/View/community/Forum/Post?id=59822063]Updated thread by Brandon Potts here![/url][/b]
[b]Note: I made this thread because of the sheer amount of chaos on Day 1 of the ARG. It will not be updated further. Instead I will update the EYNTKA Destiny thread once the ARG is over.[/b]
[u]12 Feb 2013[/u]
Forum account Alpha Lupi creates a thread titled Something is falling towards you. Or are you falling towards it? at 4.10pm PST. The original post contains a link [url=http://alphalupi.bungie.net/?day=0]7 - Only the trusted few[/url]. The account was made on 9 Feb 2013.
Users are linked to a page where they are prompted Begin by aligning the day’s pattern to the light. In order to solve the puzzle users must use [url=http://i.imgur.com/9KOO66M.png]this[/url] combination. The original pattern is the third one in the [url=http://halo.bungie.net/images/News/Inline12/BungieDay2012/particles.png]particles.png[/url] Geomancy symbols image posted during Bungie Day 2012.
The answer to the puzzle corresponds with the Geomantic Figure for Day on Monday Populus. It is assumed by many that the puzzle will change with each day leading to the reveal of Destiny on 19 February 2013.
[url=http://oi46.tinypic.com/11r4ok0.jpg]Chart for Geomantic Figures[/url]
The answer page consists of two images.
The one on the left is an image of the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Almagest_1.jpeg]Latin translation of Almagest[/url] with some text overlaid on top. Under it are the words [Note: (x, y) visibility limited. (u, v) analysis might prove useful.] It links to an instruction page. The image gets clearer as more users refresh the page every five minutes.
The image on the right are white dots. The more people who are looking at the page and refreshing every 5 minutes, the more white dots appear.
The text at the bottom of the left image links to an [url=http://alphalupi.bungie.net/Instructions.aspx]Instructions page[/url].
Our sky is filled with unseen signals. Radio-frequency emissions pulse and flit and dance all around us. Yet even a singing patch of sky can be observed, and transformed into a range of frequencies.
Can you hear it? No, not yet. It has not yet arrived. But together we can receive its call.
Imagine combining the observations of thousands across the globe on an object meandering through the heavens. The resulting array would be quite large. Quite powerful. This is your task.
Alone it will not be enough. Coordination and timing is needed. Observations must be made simultaneously.
Your window will be small. Five minutes at most. But windows may be reopened. And the distance between observer pairs will be key.
There will always be limitations in clarity, so the results must be archived for study. Highly technical observers may be required. Detailed frequency analysis is recommended.
Everything that belongs to us will be ours, but only if we create the capacity to receive it.[/quote]
[b][url=http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/18cfun/bungie_arg_is_up/c8do75q]Reddit user Techercizer has solved the puzzle!![/url][/b]
[quote]I used the Fourier transform filter you provided on a more recent version of the image. I also filtered out a lot of the unnecessary hues to clean up the picture. I noticed the high points of the image (the ones that stand out from the noise) seem to be symmetric around a 180 degree rotation; flipping the image confirmed this almost precisely, and since the noise was not symmetric it allowed me to get a much clearer picture.
[url=http://i.imgur.com/zqT1Itg.png]Here is the result[/url]
[url=http://i.imgur.com/XJzTl5Q.png]Here is the output before I cut it down further and merged it with its 180 degree rotation[/url]
It is nowhere near as clear as your green channel only cut, but it does contain data that might have been cut out when you filtered it as such.
[url=http://i.imgur.com/ww1O5b2.png]Here is said transform with R/B channels cut out, in true colour[/url] . It is getting clearer with time, presumably as word spreads and the picture develops.
The exciting bit is when you invert the left image and overlay it with the green channel of the Fourier transform of the right image; they match exactly, and you can use them to cancel out the noise and clean up the number significantly! [url=http://i.imgur.com/M5FDiL9.png]Here is the current overlay as I have compiled it[/url]
Interestingly enough is that an hour later the text is less clear. Either because less people are online, or because the image is fluctuating with time. If it is the former, we wait for Europe to come online and give us the resolution we need; if it is the latter, we may be able to clean up shots and overlay them with time to pick out the message. I am working on the latter in case things do not improve.
Actually making great progress with overlaying these images; two alone is almost enough to clean up the number with my latest method. Is there a place I can post updates other than just constantly editing this post?
[url=http://i.imgur.com/pJEwoFN.png]Current cleaned up version after 3 images. The more I get with time, the clearer this will get.[/url] Note that I am going slow in order to minimize the buildup of interference as I overlay these; you can get a bit more suggestions of structure if you are less discriminating.
It is important to note that even with these developments, the image remains identical even when rotated 180 degrees; literally, right down to the spots where data is missing. There is really only half an image here, Fourier-speaking, though you would not know it from the face image.
The data is the name of an image. Used on the ARG site, it gives [url=http://alphalupi.bungie.net/98862748014.jpg]this[/url] . Good going guys!
My guess is it is a wait until the next Geomancy symbol and another puzzle to be decoded. In the absence of further changes, I would say it is breakfast for some, sleep for others, and hours of staring at the screen for still more. See you guys next day.
[url=http://www.mediafire.com/?8nnl0bikk4f2q78]Here is the .PSD of my overlays if anyone decides they care[/url] . Most of the processes I used were destructive, so you cannot work these backwards into much; PM me if you want something else analyzed or if you want some of the intermediate frames.[/quote]
The text on the image reads:
[quote]The best voices -- voices that truly matter -- never allow themselves be heard. This lesson is worth learning again and again.
Your voice moves as whispers, murmurs and urges inside larger winds. Only the trusted few can absorb what is necessary. Wise and sly and perfect, your instructions drop, leaving nothing but the hard sweet rime of enlightenment.
The path is set. Your voice is unleashed. Except now it is gone...
And maybe it never was.
[Populus Geomantic Symbol]
It appears that DeeJ has massively [b]trolled[/b] gestuart88 in the previous mailsack:
[u]Gestuart88[/u] Gestuart88 Tell us what the geomantic symbols mean.
The best voices—voices that truly matter—never allow themselves be heard.
[url=http://www.bungie.net/en-US/View/community/Forum/Post?id=59798057]Something is falling towards you. Or are you falling towards it?[/url]
[url=http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/12/bungies-destiny-arg-hints-at-monday-reveal]IGN - Bungie Destiny ARG hints at Monday Reveal[/url]
[url=http://www.bungie.net/en-US/View/community/Forum/Post?id=59798855]Official Destiny ARG[/url]
[url=http://www.bungie.net/en-us/View/community/Forum/Post?id=10738343]Everything You Need To Know About Destiny[/url]
[url=http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=512848]NeoGaf - Destiny viral marketing campaign/teaser begins[/url]
[url=http://misriahsolutions.com/arg/]Misriah Solutions - Planned mob attempt to make the image clearer[/url]
[url=http://misriahsolutions.com/articles/waiting-for-destiny/1/]Misriah Solutions - Very detailed guides and analysis of Destiny related info[/url]
[url=http://goo.gl/voB8t]Bnet Community IRC Chat(I'm cena btw)[/url]
[url=http://goo.gl/F0ywg]Countdown to Day 2[/url]
[url=http://www.bungie.net/en-US/View/community/Forum/Post?id=59799747]ARG images saved, gifs[/url]
[b]Special thanks to:[/b]
The users over at NeoGaf
[url=http://www.bungie.net/en-us/view/profile/index#page=index&mid=3739723]Brandon Potts[/url] for all the help and advice
[url=http://www.bungie.net/en-us/view/profile/index#page=index&mid=49550]Mike R Hammer[/url] for help too
Everyone in the IRC chat
Reddit /u/Techercizer for solving the puzzle
[url=http://www.bungie.net/en-us/view/profile/index#page=index&mid=17925]FoMan123[/url] for the Geomantic Figures chart
Various members of the Bungie Community
And of course Bungie for all their hard work and interacting with the Community!
SEC3OPDuranu|Away in the IRC Chat for contributing and the countdown timer
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Formatting edit 1: Cleaned up the amps so it is readable now. Original text has been changed slightly.
Formatting edit 2: Certain links are using shortened urls now so they are not butchered by amps
Please feel free to point out inaccuracies or mistakes. I will be here 24/7 to update the thread.