Monday, 7 January 2008

Chapter 2 Where are you? / Billboard Graffiti

This post is in lieu of tonight's continuation of the story on Find815.com. When things get up and running on find815 we'll have a new post for you. -Ange

But for now...

SPOILER WARNING: It seems most people have no access and may not get access until much later maybe even tomorrow. However as there may have been a few things seen before the site went down, the comments section may well spoiler you. If you don't want this, please avoid the comments and come back when the new article is up. Namaste - Fenris

UPDATE 10:46pm: Winged_eel just sent us a picture of the NYC billboard with graffiti. THANKS winged_eel! -Ange


UPDATE: Hot off the presses from special agent Capcom! The Knoxville billboard has also been "vandalized". NICE WORK Capcom! -Ange


Dark UFO is also posting pictures of Tustin and Portland's (photo by Squid Vicious) billboards with the find815.com graffiti.


UPDATE Jess4ua 5:10pm: It has been brought to my attention (Thanks espiao!) that Darkufo has posted a pic of the Miami Billboard with a new look. Apparently it has graffiti on it that says find815.com. I am very curious to know if the other billboards are getting the same makeover!
Also, Ange brought up that the graffiti on the Miami Billboard is similar to the graffiti on Sam's Facebook. I put the two images together for your comparison and posted them in Photobucket. Tell us what you think.......In-game, or the work of misdirected artists.


138 comments:

Codysmom said...

LOL, first!

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memphish said...

I hope we get more tonight than we did last time the story continued. Better not be just the premature email in other words.

As for the billboard, I do think it looks photoshopped, but I don't think it's the facebook thing put on top.

I probably won't be here when the clue launches because I'll be watching football -- Geaux Tigers -- but I'll check in at half time.

Codysmom said...

Actually, I'm just glad I found you guys!

I didn't even find out about "Find815" until a few days after New Year's because of this awful cold I've had. I hadn't even been on the computer for a while.

So, I think I may be caught up, I've successfully finished Chapter 1 over at find815.com, have read all your great comments, now that I've found this site, and I've even checked over at Darkufo and DocArzt's blogs. Oceanic Conspiracies is great!! And you guys have done a wonderful, thorough job with it.

I enjoyed reading Ellen's theory and the chatter about evil twins. While I've been sick I have been watching my Season 3 DVD's (yes, got it for Christmas) and once again, the thing that stands out to me is that they took the time to show flashbacks which (IMHO) showed a more nasty side of our Losties.

Nothing new to add to the Find815 thing other than..... YAY!!!!! Another ARG!!!!! And, like you, I'm just looking at the countdown clock, waiting for Chapter 2 to start!

Codysmom said...

BTW, I think the graffiti on the Miami Billboard is in-game marketing and wouldn't be surprised if all the billboards get it added soon.

Ange said...

codysmom said...:I think the graffiti on the Miami Billboard is in-game marketing and wouldn't be surprised if all the billboards get it added soon.

I totally agree. I think that they have hired someone to mark them up in the logo style to get more traffic to the find815 site before the game ends in 4 weeks. I kinda think that's the mission of the billboards as well. Get people thinking about Lost and ready for Season 4, even if you're not playing the game.

That said, it's still making me nuts to try to find meaning in each slogan, and trying to keep up with all the images. On the main page there are little images of the billboards on the side with links to larger versions.

memphish said...

I agree that if it's real graffiti, it's in game.

Best Week Ever was making fun of the game today as a viral marketing tool for LOST because it never mentions LOST. Therefore you have to be some sort of fanatic to get it. (I don't know anyone fitting that description.) It makes me wonder if there are other fake billboards out there I'm not aware of.

experimentalfilm! said...

just so you know on this post it says 'flight 815.com' but the link takes you to 'find815.com' - wrong address, right link :)

Ange said...

Thanks EF, I'll go fix it now...

Also, HI EF!!! HIHIHIHI!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Hey memphish
OH IO
Just messing with you.
I live in Ohio.
It should be a good game but to be honest I don't look for Ohio State to win.
Good Luck to the Tigers

capcom said...

Greetings O-C HQ! Special Agent Campoop here, and I have just returned from a recon mission to the target area, and our BB has indeed been defaced as well! Although I can't for the life of me figure out how anyone would get way the he$$ up there with a can of paint! Maybe the billboard peeps just slapped up an overlay onto the main image. It did look like some of the paper corners around the graffiti were peeling up, as if it might have been a quicky job. But I didn't look for that the first time so it might have already been there before.

The thing is....wouldn't it be hilarious if we were not supposed to really know about the Find815 site before the graffit got put up???? If so, the lag time of ARGs between release and discovery still needs a lot of tightening up. :o)

capcom said...

P.S. I did send a note to the O-C Admins.

Ange said...

CAPCOM IS THE GREATEST! Thanks for the pic...it's on the main page.

Lost 2010 said...

Great job, Capcom! I was wondering if any of the others had the overlay / graffiti thing.

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shellma said...

Memphish: Sheesh, we BETTER get more than that! (but it wouldn't supprise me if we didn't...)
"Therefore you have to be some sort of fanatic to get it. (I don't know anyone fitting that description.) "
Yeah, I don't know any wierdos like that... :D
Holy Sh*t Campoop!!!! Cool! I really do wonder if they will do ALL the billboards?

capcom said...

Funny thing about the Knox BB, check out the strategically placed fakey dribbles like underneath the "dot", so that it looks like it's sprayed on. *snicker* Oh well, they're putting their heart into, that's for sure. :-)

Codysmom said...

memphish said...
"Therefore you have to be some sort of fanatic to get it. (I don't know anyone fitting that description.)"

Me either..... hee hee hee

Capcom, my hero! Yes, these guys are good.... they even changed the "handwriting" to make it look authentic.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Great job Capcom!!

capcom said...

Someone mentioned on DarkUFO that now that the whole world knows about Find815.com on the BBs, it will be harder than ever to get on it. Maybe most people will just check it out and leave.
:-(

memphish said...

One would hope they are learning from the server overload, but then again, it takes so little time to see what we need to see that staggering access isn't that difficult.

Sayid's Girl, I'm just an SEC homer, not actually a Bayou Bengal. I just hope it's a good game. I love college football.

shellma said...

I've already got my find815 window open. The clock updates live (or whatever you comp geekies say) So hopefully, I won't have that problem.....
Worth a shot.

Ange said...

I think they're getting mad at us on find815.com. I have it open and I'm logged in, I have zero e-mails, no web sites, and no voice mails. That'll teach us!

scoutpost said...

Interesting development with the billboards.

And before I go any further can I just say that no matter how many times we mention "campoop" it makes me giggle. :)

Welcome back codysmom!!! It's so good to see so many TLE'ers back!

shellma said...

Whoah, Ange!!! Me too! They must be updating!!!
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!!

capcom said...

Wow, I've been sitting at "0%" on the site for some time now. :-(

ib4uc said...

I'm trying to get on find815 now and man, is it slow. Everybody and their brutha must be trying.

ib4uc said...

Oh no... it just timed me out :(

jess4ua said...

Capcom- YAY, YAY, YAY!!! I almost asked you if you would go have a "peek" at it, but you've done so much so far, even being sick, I didn't have the heart to. So Thanks. I guess TPTB were waiting for us to find all of them first. I guess it is just promo though....but who knows, maybe we will get a surprise clue graffiti on one of the billboards. LOL

EF - Thanks for finding that error. So far I have done that twice.... eeeek.

capcom said...

No problem Jess, it's all for the Team! *cough!* :o)

Find815 just shut down all my internet windows with an error. I guess I'll just let everyone else go for it, and walk through it later.

shellma said...

Aw, sorry Capcom! I still look ok over here.

DiggityDirge said...

Hey everybody,

An hour to go and find85.com is already feeling it. Seems like it is taking forever to load.

Anyway, hope we get something good.

And totally off topic, GO LSU!

experimentalfilm! said...

hi everyoneeee, hi angee :) and its no biggie jess . still <3 you :)
im actually pretty excited for tonight . Im diggin this game, i like how we're in lost world instead of just observing it like the first lost experience !

experimentalfilm! said...

yoo find815.com - really crappy time to stop working .

DiggityDirge said...

watch some football. It passes the time nicely :)

maven said...

Hi, everyone...just got on and caught up. Will try to log on to find815. I had a small surgical procedure today and I'm on pain meds, so I hope I'm slightly coherent later! LOL

capcom said...

Maven!! Get well soon and take it easy on the mend!

maven said...

This is so frustrating. All I get is black. Wouldn't they figure it out that all of us crazies would be logging on now? Hopefully, I'll get on sometime tonight, unless I get too drugged! LOL

I agree that the grafitti campaign was planned to spread the word more about find815 (more people to log on).

shellma said...

Oh, Mav! Sorry! Feel better!
20 minutes to goooooooo!!!

ib4uc said...

This is bothering me -- the website keeps timing out for me. Oh well, if I can't get on, I can always count on y'all everybody to post what's going on :)

maven said...

Now I'm logged on. My Progress So Far shows Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 2, 3, 4, 5! Glitch City again! LOL

shellma said...

Are you sure that's not double vision Mav? ;)

Ange said...

New graffiti pics on the main page...Portland and Tustin.

Try IE it seems to show find815 better than firefox.

And hugs for Maven.

maven said...

Thanks everyone, for your well wishes. I'll survive! Even if I can't make find815 work tonight!

experimentalfilm! said...

im on safari . i think they wont show anything till the game starts in a feww - or at least i hope . wooooo

maven said...

I can't get onto Sam's desk.

shellma said...

5 minutes!!!
We better get something!!!!

shellma said...

1 min!!!

experimentalfilm! said...

here we go !

experimentalfilm! said...

in my progress for chap 2 i see "Week 2 text text text" lol .. nd thats all

maven said...

I clicked Story so Far and got 2 screens that said text text text. One was the computor screen saying unknown sender and the other a shot of a hand and a "device" or phone and some wires?????? Nothing else works for me.

experimentalfilm! said...

make that "story so far", rather .

maven said...

EF: we're in the same boat!

shellma said...

CLicked on the video camera, and now I'm stuck.........

takes a village said...

Maven,I hope you are Ok.With those meds you may be the only one who gets to go places we've only imagined.

experimentalfilm! said...

i dont have those pics tho mavennn looks like youre half a step aheadd .

memphish said...

Nice Takes a Village. End of the first quarter. OSU 10 - LSU 3. I'm not even trying to get onto the site at this point.

Maven, I hope everthing went well, and enjoy the pain meds. If you have any extra, Dr. Jack is probably near you.

experimentalfilm! said...

hahaha takes a village .

memphish said...

everthing = everything

Slow fingers. I blame the red wine.

experimentalfilm! said...

nooooo ! i refreshed and completely lost everything, i can't even get on now :( ugh maybe a little TOO much marketing, TPTB . i'm takin a shower . be back when theres something to do .

maven said...

I tried refreshing and logging on and off. Now I get nothing but Error codes. This is such poor planning!

ChainSolo said...

Server crash?

shellma said...

Ditto.....
TPTFU.........(I think you can all decipher that)

maven said...

Well, at least we're not the only ones. Everyone on other sites are having the same probs and seeing or not seeing the same things we are.

At least I'm happily drugged! LOL

shellma said...

I could teel you what the peeps that are in are doing...........

Eugene said...

Getting nowhere again. Hope you guys have better luck! (now to pour some red wine myself, and ............wait.)

Sayid'sgirl said...

I'm on the site but I'm afraid to click on anything. I'm afraid it will freeze me out. The bar at the bottom of the page where the count down was out just keeps scrolling like it's trying to load so I'm just going to wait for that to say continue story.

Eugene said...

I get error messages at find815.com, flyoceanicair.com and the-maxwell-group.com. Can they be changing all 3?

FYSB said...

Shellma, I'll be using that acronym at work tomorrow!

I can't get in either, just getting an Apache Server test page.

Ah well, this gives me the opportunity to congratulate the internationally famouse PoopCam again for the great billboard updates. (not bad with the marketing TPTB)

ChainSolo said...

what are all these

tbpt?
tbtb?
whatever they are...lol

FYSB said...

TPTB = The Powers that Be

(a holdover from TLE days)

Ange said...

YOU WOULD THINK THAT THESE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE THERE ACT TOGETHER. IT HAS BEEN 25 MIN.!
/yelling
phew, I feel better now.

Eugene said...

TPTB = The powers that be

Lostie108 said...

We can't find "http://www.find815.com/site/index.php"
Error - Request forbidden

Anybody else?

Eugene said...

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /site/index.php on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Apache/2.0.52 (CentOS) Server at www.find815.com Port 80

memphish said...

Since I can't get in on the game I decided to check Hubby's phone for the latest missing moment. It's a good one. Go check DarkUFO if you're bored waiting for this.

Lostie108 said...

well isn't this peachy? this is the problem with organized gameplay, as structured as this one. Everyone knows when the site's updates should occur, when the next clue should upload, hence EVERYONE clogs the server...and if that's not the case, and the site is still updating, then there will be many unhappy fans tonite!

jess4ua said...

Sayid's girl - I am doing the same thing you are. There had better be something good.

Sayid'sgirl said...

jess4ua
I know after having to wait all this time I hope it's worth it.

maven said...

Thanks for the heads up on the next mobisode, Memphish. At least we know a little of Doc Artz' backstory now.

Fenris said...

I'm so glad I got out of bed for this.... Lol.

Btw, I think we'll have a brand new post here when we actually know what is going on. To avoid comment lag. We have graffiti and stuff in this one so it's not just about not getting in to the website.

shellma said...

FYSB!!!!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! HI HI!

TPTB=The Powers That Be
TPTFU=The Powers That...well, you know

Ange said...

Medium is on in 20 min...I bet THAT won't give me an apache error screen!

pharmacopaeia said...

Boo, am denied access altogether. Bad internets!

capcom said...

Poopcam is duly honored by your appreciation, FYSB! :o)

shellma said...

Ugh...I give up.
Check in later. I know what it is anyway.......

Twinkle said...

Thanks, Memphish! I checked out the mobisode.

With all the billboards "vandalized" with the site address, maybe they've intrigued people who weren't playing the ARG before. Maybe they've been hoist on their own popularity? Maybe the directors and producers will stand up and notice how popular (i.e. potentially money making) web content can be and come to an agreement with writers? Maybe Find815.com is the beginning of the end of the strike?!! That's worth hours of site down time, right?!!!!

Whew! Ok, sorry, I just had to indulge my hopes for a minute. ;-)

scoutpost said...

Well darn it. I couldn't get on to find815 earlier and just thought it was something with my server- had to finish dinner etc. Just now trying again and still can't get on...getting the same error msg you all are getting. What is up?

scoutpost said...

Well poo!

Guess I'll try after the kids are in bed.

experimentalfilm! said...

so im rewatching the finale . idk what theyre so happy about to get off the island for . a lot of them have nothing to go home to . doesnt make much sense to me

memphish said...

Hey Twinkle, this is especially for you. Kristin at E! has some LOST spoilers. I am avoiding at all cost. She also mentioned all the sites for the game, so we can blame the site traffic on Kristin. :-p

Twinkle said...

P.S. There are some geeks somewhere who are frantic because it's a crucial moment and their site is down. I did a little web development and am giddy with relief it's not me. Here's a prayer for those geeks.

FYSB said...

Hiya Shell! I don't know if I've said it before, but your baybee is bee-yutiful!

maven said...

Well, if nothing else we have a new Medium and new Daily Shows and Colbert Reports tonight. I understand Jon Stewart ranted at the WGA.

capcom said...

EF, at the very least, what the Losties have to go home to are: toilets, toilet paper, shampoo, showers, soap of any kind really, normal non-island food, NyQuil when you are sick,new clothes, to name a few. :o) But I know what you mean.

jess4ua said...

OMG, except for me......my DVR/satellite box crashed tonight too!!! Hubby is pissed about not having the football game.....thanx for the updates Memphish, he appreciates it. LOL

Sayid'sgirl said...

I haven't waited for a site to load this long since I had dialup.

memphish said...

Halftime LSU 24 OSU 10

Now the site is likely to get even more busy.

Eugene said...

the-maxwell-group.com is back up but nothing new. It still doesn't work. I can't get into find815.com at all.

I will have to watch Jon Stewart. I have no dog in this fight but I have only found Stewart all by himself to be a bit too hammy. This is a guy who needs writers, I would think.

The_Ambster said...

Figured out the first circuit for Chapter 2 before it crashed! Make sure you have a pen and paper handy when figuring. Now if I only knew how to post a pic of my drawing ;)!

jess4ua said...

Memphish, Woah! That is a big turn around. YAY! We aren't Tigers fans (Bama actually) but of course want an SEC team to win!

Sayid's girl - ROFL!

*sigh*

memphish said...

Yep. 24 unanswered points. It's been a defensive struggle. (Not.) I'm actually an Auburn fan Jess. I grew up near there. Hubby's a Tennessee fan. When we lived in San Diego we went to the LSU crawfish boil every year. It was a blast. Also my sister and bro-in-law live in Baton Rouge and the bro-in-law is at the game right now. I told my mom, if they win, the road to Baton Rouge will be worse than Katrina traffic. He's already planning to spend the night in NOLA.

Sorry everyone else for the OT talk, but hey, what else is there.

takes a village said...

I get it;Chapter 2 is to find find815.com
I'm sure things will be better tomorrow.

The_Ambster said...

For those of you who were unable to access Find815.com. It continues with Sam on the Christiane 1. He is speaking the Captain, name Ockham. The electronic navigator fails. The Captain makes a deal. He gives Sam 3 mins to fix the circuits. If he fixes the navigator he is allowed to travel as a passenger on the Christiane 1. This then opens up the activity that needs to be solved. You have three minutes to align three circuit boards. I was able to complete one circuit before it crashed. There is another passenger on the Christiane 1 who is very impatient and states that his "employer" has paid big money for him to travel and travel on time!

Again, I recommend having a pen and paper handy when solving this puzzle!

memphish said...

Thanks Ambster. Anyone else sent an email to webmaster@find815.com as suggested by the error message page?

maven said...

Over at Dark's they mentioned the person on the Christiane is named Talbot.

jess4ua said...

OH Memphish, Auburn? LOL! We are actually both Alabama alumni, although hubby's fam is from Tuscaloosa. So you can imagine.......

And I am up for a conversation about anything at this pt. I can't believe I have been waiting for this site for an hour. I am laughing at myself.

The_Ambster said...

Also, only one thing..this task was loaded for this evening. It was the only red square in the progress report when i opened it up.

memphish said...

I've got Alabama relatives and friends too Jess. We're a mixed SEC race in my family.

Yeah Maven, I just saw that the person's name is Talbot as in the woman Anthony Cooper was scamming Talbot. Hey, I wonder if the woman is investigating Cooper's disappearance. That would be pretty amazing.

maven said...

Ambster: How did you get to be one of the few lucky ones to get on? Did you pray to the LOST god?

LostIt said...

I did it! I finally got into find815.com and I fixed all 3 circuits. It took me a few tries, but I did it! Unfortunately, as soon as I did, it changed the screen so I couldn't take a picture of it.

The_Ambster said...

Maven: I don't know?!? I guess I was due :)! I was just telling Shellma how I feel like I've been really "lost" playing this game. I got in and did as much as I could until it froze. Ever since I've gotten the forbidden screen like everyone else.

Was fun while it lasted though. Plus...I heart PUZZLES!

experimentalfilm! said...

i love TPTB but they are officially on my poop list .

Sara's Poop List:
1. exboyfriend
2. college stuff
3. TPTB :(

memphish said...

Videos are up on DarkUFO.

Twinkle said...

memphish: Thanks! Not a whole lot revolutionary about those spoilers. :-( Spoilers can never take the place of the real thing though. It's just good to be getting closer to new eps!

LostIt said...

I wonder if the Christiane I is Penny's boat...

LostIt said...

Sam's desk has been rearranged a little.

memphish said...

The Captain of the boat is named Ockham or Occam as in Razor! Talbot, who is the guy who's face appeared in the last video, supposedly has an employer. I wonder who that could be. Anyone remember if we learned about how the Talbot's got there money?

shellma said...

The guy in the video is the "green man"!!!!!

LostIt said...

I thought he looked like "the green man", but I wasn't sure.

memphish said...

When you solve the puzzle you get a 2nd scene between Talbot and Sam where Talbot mentions a "perfect girlfriend" like he knows something.

experimentalfilm! said...

soo .. i meann ...

anybody else think sam's kinda cute ? hahaha

winged_eel said...

Hi! I just sent a picture of the New York billboard in. I sent it to the oceanicconspiracies one, please let me know if it didn't make it. It had the graffiti on it.

Ange said...

Gang, your blog Admins are unable to get in to the site, but we'll do the best we can to get a new post up soon. At this point it may be tomorrow as Jess and I are frankly pooped. So shrug, either that or someone send us an e-mail with what all is on the update and a screen shot and we'll see what we can do.

experimentalfilm! said...

.. seriously, hes just precious . and that accentt ... oh, sam .

jess4ua said...

EF - Control yourself!!! ROFL!

Sayid'sgirl said...

experimentalfilm!
Ok I've got to admit it I think Sam is a cutie too.

Diablo said...

I just hope the site will be back up before it is time to continue with the story. Judging by their patterns, the story should continue no sooner than tomorrow at 6 PM Pacific. They should be able to solve all volume problems by then.

It sucks becasue I was really looking forward to continuing tonight.

maven said...

It's seems all the actors in this ARG are from Australia...even the Christiane I Captain in Jakarta. (I know that this is produced by Hoodlum in Australia, so that would explain it.)

At least we have Sam for us gals instead of Rachel for the guys!

Ange said...

Winged_eel's pic of the NYC board is up on the main page. THANKS WINGED_EEL!

Ange said...

Okay Friends, Ange has a 7:45 meeting and Jess has to get the family on their way and go to class tomorrow so we're hitting the hay.

If anyone gets in to the find815 site...we BEG you, send us screen shots and some steps to what the heck goes on there. I'll get up early tomorrow and try to put something together for you all in the morning before I leave.

memphish said...

End of the 3rd LSU 31 OSU 17.

I'm back to only the forbidden not the Apache message at Find815. Maybe things are slowing down.

scoutpost said...

Ok this has nothing to do with LOST but as I was catching up-

Jess- I'm TOTALLY an Alabama fan! ROLL TIDE BABY! I didn't actually go there- went to Troy State in Troy. But my heart is with Alabama.
Anyway...LSU has really taken control haven't they?!

scoutpost said...

Oh well now I see Jess has gone nighty night.

All I keep getting on the find815 is forbidden. Which of course makes me keep trying all the more!!! Don't tell ME I'm forbidden.

scoutpost said...

Bummer everybody's gone. I always miss the fun!

jess4ua said...

NEW POST!!!

Ange and I decided to make a new post for Chapter 2, despite the fact we can't see it. We will add the information to it as soon as we can access the site. We figure that as fellow gamers are able to access find815.com they will want to discuss it, which might make these comments a little long. Enjoy!

Scoutpost - ROLL TIDE!!!!

memphish said...

I'll post this here not to clutter up the pretty new post which will hopefully have real content.

I respectfully disagree Ange that it's too soon to email the game runners. If they are going to insist on announced roll-outs they've got to gear up to handle the traffic. It's been over 2 hours now and I've gotten nothing but error messages. That's nothing but poor planning in my book, and as things progress I can only anticipate it getting worse as it gets closer and closer to the premier date and more people are aware of what's going on. If you can't handle Ch. 2 how are you going to handle Ch. 5 much less a possible Feb. 1 launch of The Maxwell Group after 12 million or more people watch on 1/31? People are going to get fed up and drop out again if they keep this up and that reflects poorly on the entire franchise.

Ange said...

Hehe, actually brushing my teeth, but Memphish, you do have an excellent point. I just think that right now the only thing we have to go on for who created and/or is running the game is the whois registration...unless I missed something. I wonder if it wouldn't be wiser to e-mail ABC with our displeasure rather than the production company until it's confirmed who they actually are?