Hoaxer explains hows and whys of thesurvivor2299.com

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    In case you want to know exactly what possessed someone to run a fake advertising campaign for a fake Fallout 4, the guy that made thesurvivor2299.com has done an AMA on Reddit, explaining that his intention was to force Bethesda to release a trailer for the title at the VGX. Ehr.

    Anyway, here's a few notable snippet from the AMA:<blockquote>What made you come clean?
    Was it the Bethesda tweet?


    Yes.

    Did Bethesda ever contact you about the site?

    Yes, today. [note: December 8th]

    Why did you do this?

    Some men just want to watch the world burn
    I wanted to force Bethesda to reveal something during VGX/ on 12/11, and bring /r/Fallout community together (for at least 3 weeks) Unfortunately, this plan Failed.

    If you could redo all this, what would you change?

    1. Automate uploading process
    2. SWIP my IP pool
    3. Change RWhois
    4. Make clues more complex and entertaining.

    What did Bethesda say when they contacted you today?

    My lips are sealed.

    If Bethesda didn't shut you down, what else did you have planned?

    I'm one of these "selfish bastards with a lot of money" so I wanted to release a CGI Trailer. But Pete Killed my plans. Maybe i'll release it later along with the script, so somebody else can use it!

    Also, how big of a Fallout fan are you? Have you played them all?

    Almost :) Except Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.

    When did you first start planning this?

    Every morse code and every cipher message were taken from my "The Survivor" Script.
    I've created this script on March/April. (56 A4 pages), i wanted to make a big DLC for New Vegas, but i don't have any team so this project is dead.

    Why kill it with a Rick Roll? You could've done it in so many ways, and you chose to do it in the most idiotic way possible.

    I know. I was drunk.

    Couple of questions:
    1. The trademark was you as well, right?
    2. How many death threats have you received?
    3. Would you do it again?


    1. Yes
    2. At this moment 14.
    3. (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    How long did it take to actually set this diabolical plan into action?

    30 Minutes Excluding Cipher/Morse code.
    Site has been discovered way too early, I wanted to SWIP my IP adress so every IP check tools would say it's hosted In Bethesda's HQ.

    </blockquote>
     
  2. fred2

    fred2 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    476
    Nov 2, 2013
    He is half way to celebrity land ;)
     
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  3. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Can't say that if I had the money I wouldn't do this....
     
  4. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    I'm a tad surprised (s)he hasn't tried to parley some of that money and newfound notoriety into assembling a mod team. There's obviously a passion for the game there, and a not-insignificant amount of spare time.
     
  5. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Admin

    Aug 6, 2010
    What a heinous criminal mastermind... well played though.
     
  6. George32027

    George32027 First time out of the vault

    52
    Aug 31, 2013
    I'd love to see him posting on this forum.
     
  7. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Cool dude. Too bad he stopped early. And now we're all gonna be disappointed if Bethesda ever start their real Fallout 4 campaign, which will be nothing but a short announcement-trailer and bits of stuff every odd month at best.
     
  8. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Actually Hassknecht, I have the feeling that the tidbits this guy released would make up for a more interesting Fallout 4 than Bethesda's writers would come up with.
    As I wrote before, I actually became somewhat curious where this was getting at.
     
  9. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I wouldn't be surprised that he is actually posting. Maybe not the most active user, but it could happen.

    It did seem like he was following the feedback here, for a few moments, that is.
     
  10. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Admin

    Aug 6, 2010
    I actually have some speculative evidence that it was Brother None.
     
  11. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    The more I read about this guy the more I sympathize him, some of the posters on reddit and not to mention Youtube are absolutely nuts.
    I don't recall who said or wrote it but someone on the Internet described how the anonymity of the Internet allows people to be honest and themselves, and say what they really think without any social constraints or behavior. (hmm, that does mean I should have a good look at my own behavior)
    If that is true I would say that some of these people would probably be deemed psychotic by mental health specialists, and some of them should really be locked up as they pose a threat to others around themselves.
     
  12. fred2

    fred2 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    476
    Nov 2, 2013
    Another thing about the internet is that eventual your anonymity is hoax, I found BN personal info on my first hit in google...

    Thanks for the info, i'll make sure to check it out:
     
  13. Taskeen

    Taskeen It Wandered In From the Wastes

    191
    Jul 27, 2007
    And hints of bad Gamebryo animation in the trailer :-D
     
  14. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
  15. fred2

    fred2 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    476
    Nov 2, 2013
    Neither do I, but you can never be too careful with all those crazies who take things too personal. I mean death threats over this? what will they do when they get their first tax deduction in a mail?! from uncle sam with love:

    Btw, its unfair to call him MR FU, that message is for "PPS To real haters: if you really wish me dead IRL, go there" (per the death threats) the finial message on the http://thesurvivor2299.com(still playing) is really fine.
     
  16. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    14 death threats? Some people need to get a sense of humour.
     
  17. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    He posted a couple on reddit, one was pretty much conspiracy nut stuff (wonder if this guy played a little to much Deus Ex), while another claimed he was some psychotic ex-marine.

    After I read this kind of stuff I really started to like this guy more for what he did. Sure I love Fallout (everyone here knows my feelings on the franchise) but some of the rambling on reddit was really insane, as if he blew up a nursery school or a bus full of nuns.
     
  18. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I think fred2 is the guy.
     
  19. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    I heard he actually blew up a nursery school wing at the convent. The room next to it was holding a Lamaze class.
     
  20. gumbarrel

    gumbarrel It Wandered In From the Wastes

    159
    Oct 18, 2010
    Can't say that if you did it i wouldn't consider you to be as much of a jackass :D