―an excerpt from Call Log
This specific ARG (Alternate Reality Game) began with the March 26, 2014 blog post.
- (127) Call Log (3-26 19:40) from LL-TERMINAL43
- Posted by FX-CLIENT0001-HOME on March 26, 2014 07:45 PM
The following release notes from the update states:
- March 26, 2014 [ttr-alpha-g6dd31e9]
- • Issued recall on Trolley-bots
What happened in the update was that Doctor Surlee forgets to turn off the Trolley-bot's debug mode and asks Sir Max to deactivate them. Then Doctor Surlee faxes a blueprint of The Manufacturing Machine to Sir Max at his house, but then Sir Max says that a Telemarketer (Cog) was the one who installed the fax machine. Because of that, Doctor Surlee tells him to unplug everything at his house until he can get there.
All possible messages
|1||DS-DEBUG1:||Serial Suit||#0043 --||METHOD|
|2||DS-DEBUG1:||Serial Suit||#0052 --||USED|
|3||DS-DEBUG1:||Serial Suit||#0045 --||IS|
|4||DS-DEBUG1:||Serial Suit||#0041 --||THE|
|5||DS-DEBUG1:||Suit Serial||#0054 --||SAME|
|6||DS-DEBUG1:||Serial Suit||#0049 --||AS|
|7||DS-DEBUG1:||Serial Suit||#004E --||LAST|
|8||DS-DEBUG1:||Suit Serial||#0047 --||TIME|
|9||DS-DEBUG2:||Serial Suit||#0045 --||ALL|
|10||DS-DEBUG2:||Serial Suit||#0051 --||RECORDS|
|11||DS-DEBUG2:||Suit Serial||#0055 --||EXPUNGED|
|12||DS-DEBUG2:||Serial Suit||#0049 --||FURTHER|
|13||DS-DEBUG2:||Serial Suit||#004D --||INVESTIGATION|
|14||DS-DEBUG2:||Serial Suit||#0045 --||WILL|
|15||DS-DEBUG2:||Serial Suit||#004E --||BE|
|16||DS-DEBUG2:||Serial Suit||#0054 --||NECESSARY|
When the Toontown community pieced together all the debug messages in the correct order (with the help of community manager, Sir Max), it formed two sentences.
- "Method used is the same as last time
All Records Expunged, Further Investigation Will Be Necessary"
How the template works
This template uses <choose></choose> and <option></option> to randomly choose a message from the 16 available options.
The output for all that code is put inside NotificationquoteLegacy001 to imitate how Toontown notifications look within the game (and how they looked during this Alternate Reality Game, when Toontown Rewritten was in Alpha).
- Alternate Reality Game
- Decryption of the messages on MMO Central Forums. http://www.mmocentralforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4034573#post4034573
- Originally Posted by joey19982 (Sir Max) on 03-31-2014 on the Serial Codes Thread
- Originally Posted by Boota on 03-31-2014
- Yeah. It's a terribly constructed device. An all-in-one machine is never a good idea.
- The good or bad of an idea depends on the maker's purpose. It is one thing to undo a mistake, but fate cannot be altered.