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Old 09-30-2018, 10:52 AM
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Exclamation ARG seems to continue. Crashpunk receives a canister!

Hello,

It seems like it's about time the ARG starts again. This time Crashpunk got one of these elusive green canisters and we finally get to know their contents:



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/=.&.=/\x50\x6f\x73\x69\x74\x69\x6f\x6e\x20\x6d\x61\x74\x74\x65\x72\x73\x2e/=.&.=/NYSE:KO_ATL.GA/=.&.=/@SO1029_36:5=4:4_17:5_12:3_26:3_35:7/=.&.=/
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I began working on the code and thus find the following:
1. /=.&.=/ is a separator. There are actually three things to solve.

1. /=.&.=/ is not just a separator. OWI_Pete confirmed that's it's part of the message.

2. The first sequence of characters is actually a hexadecimally encoded string. Decoding it yields: "Position matters."

3. The second one was a bit trickier:
"NYSE" is the New York Stock Exchange.
"KO" is the codeword for Coca Cola stocks.
"ATL.GA" refers to Atlanta, Georgia, the location of the HQ of Coca Cola. (Atlanta, GA 30313)

The third code's meaning has not been found yet, but more users commented that they look similar to coordinates.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:55 AM
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The Fan Art badge is not apart of the ARG.

You know I just had to include it.
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:18 AM
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The Fan Art badge is not apart of the ARG.

You know I just had to include it.
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There might be another lead between those 3 points. Might be obvious, but there's my input.
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26:3 = r / c
17:5 = v / a
12:3 = h / r
35:7 = j / r
36:5 = r / o
4:4  = m / t
So as an attempt to solve the third part, I went to SO1029's Twitter and used the following formula:

tweet:character

The first column is counting from the newest towards the oldest and the second (much more promising alternative) is vice-versa. As you can see we got the word "carrot".

However, I have no idea what to do with it.
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we got the word "carrot".

However, I have no idea what to do with it.
I'd eat it, or save it for snowman season.
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a carrot is kind of like a pyramid
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a carrot is kind of like a pyramid
clearly a nuanced allegory for Oddworld's social hierarchy
or you know, just a vegetable fruit
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a carrot is kind of like a pyramid
Carrot is the red herring. Lycopene makes carrots red.
Lycopene is a form of Carotene. Carotene sounds identical to "carrot-in".
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