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New Sombra Leads! - 24th August

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The countdown has finally ended, but what could it have been a countdown to? We're recapping everything that has happened since the countdown hit 0!

If you haven't read the first post, check it out here. It's essential to understand what happened today. We will continue to update this post with any news of new discoveries. 

The countdown hit 0 and the post disappeared. It didn't actually disappear, you can still access it via the direct link, but it is now hidden from the first page. A flood of disappointment hit everyone until somebody managed to load up the amomentincrime.com website.

The website has changed, with its colour scheme now being purple and black. There is a new message on the screen, which reads:

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...Estableciendo conexión...
...Protocolo Sombra v1.9 iniciado...

...Transmitiendo información a ómnicos activos... 3% 

...Terminando conexión...

There are a few new things to be introduced to the site:

  • Firstly, Protocolo Sombra is now at v1.9, rather than v1.3.
    • Could this mean she visited the site and updated it?
    • Maybe she left a clue?
  • The next line reads "Transmitting information to active omnics".
    • Active omnics would most likely include Bastion and Zenyatta.
    • One interesting theory suggested that Sombra might have been the one to start the omnic crisis.
  • The % is climbing. It started at 2%, it has now hit 3%.
    • There is no definite rate of increase yet - will update.
  • In the HTML code of the site, a comment was left in Spanish that read: "Bien hecho, ya tienen mi clave. Hackear este programa de televisión no tuvo chiste. Espérense a lo que sigue."
    • This translates to: "Well done, you have my key. Hacking this TV show was a piece of cake. Wait for what's next"
    • This could hint to a "hacked" TV that was supposedly present at Gamescom this year, as shown below.

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4 hours ago, RageMonkey said:

I think this is incredibly too far strung out. They should've announced her at Gamescom.

Probably at Blizzcon in November.

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10 hours ago, cellyne said:

looks like http://amomentincrime.com/ is up to 4% now... wonder how far it will climb

Looks like it's now at 5%. Not sure if it will hit 100%!

10 hours ago, RageMonkey said:

I think this is incredibly too far strung out. They should've announced her at Gamescom.

The problem is that Blizzard are artificially extending the hunt by gating the next clues behind a "waiting" clue. It means they can't continue the hunt, they instead have to just sit there and wait until Blizzard actually release a clue. It also sucks that we are yet to actually find anything about Sombra. It's cool, absolutely, I love seeing it unfold, but it's getting to a point where people will simply stop caring if no actual information comes out.

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I was thinking about this Sombra thing last night.  I'm beginning to wonder if it is going to go on for much longer than we anticipate.  What if Sombra isn't the next hero to be released, but instead is some sort of 'grand antagonist' that will be plaguing us for quite some time?  We all thought that the first new hero would be Sombra because of the clues out at that time, but it wasn't.  With references to the "God Program" and that data is being transmitted to active omnics it sounds like something big.  If that is the case they could easily release a new hero, maybe even an omnic, that is involved in all of this but isn't actually Sombra.  Blizz could milk this hype for a long time and people would still clamor over every new clue released.

This is all just a thought I had, and I have absolutely no facts to support it.  I just wanted to look at this from a different angle and see where the rabbit hole lead so to speak.  I'd definitely be interested in hearing what anyone else might think.

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1 hour ago, ghostdeini said:

I was thinking about this Sombra thing last night.  I'm beginning to wonder if it is going to go on for much longer than we anticipate.  What if Sombra isn't the next hero to be released, but instead is some sort of 'grand antagonist' that will be plaguing us for quite some time?  We all thought that the first new hero would be Sombra because of the clues out at that time, but it wasn't.  With references to the "God Program" and that data is being transmitted to active omnics it sounds like something big.  If that is the case they could easily release a new hero, maybe even an omnic, that is involved in all of this but isn't actually Sombra.  Blizz could milk this hype for a long time and people would still clamor over every new clue released.

This is all just a thought I had, and I have absolutely no facts to support it.  I just wanted to look at this from a different angle and see where the rabbit hole lead so to speak.  I'd definitely be interested in hearing what anyone else might think.

I was thinking that she might never actually appear as a hero. Sombra could be our way of discovering new clues about new heroes, but never actually join the game as a hero. I'd be sort of OK with that tbh. She just kinda eternally leaks stuff about heroes.

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I think it is dragging a bit to far out, but only if Sombra is the only release we get from this! If this is like a "where in the world is Carmen Sandiego" thing where we spend a long time trying to catch them but almost never get to for about a year. However, every puzzle starts to drop in other new characters that get released in the mean time that could be really amazing.

Especially if Sombra really does have information on absolutely everyone known and unknown. Imagine Sombra as the main bad guy that we are chasing (Think: Sargeras, Diablo, Amon), and it is their fight to reveal new members of overwatch/talon like with what happened with Ana's release when we all thought it was Sombra.

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I'm pretty sure we'll have to wait in november to get answers to our questions... If Sombra is a playable character, we can expect blizzard to keep the secret until the blizzcon only giving us hint from time to time...

 

2 hours ago, Laragon said:

Especially if Sombra really does have information on absolutely everyone known and unknown.

That makes me think... Talon assaulted Watchpoint:Gibraltar to get the location of every Overwatch members so if Sombra really knows everything, that assault would have been useless... And since The Last Bastion, the possibility that Sombra is behind the Omnic Crisis is something that I can't get out of my head.

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14 hours ago, Kirr said:

I'm pretty sure we'll have to wait in november to get answers to our questions... If Sombra is a playable character, we can expect blizzard to keep the secret until the blizzcon only giving us hint from time to time...

 

That makes me think... Talon assaulted Watchpoint:Gibraltar to get the location of every Overwatch members so if Sombra really knows everything, that assault would have been useless... And since The Last Bastion, the possibility that Sombra is behind the Omnic Crisis is something that I can't get out of my head.

She could definitely be working right now to try and reactivate the god programs in Anubis. Maybe the hack on Gibraltar was to see if Athena was truly a god program or just a very clever AI?

The attack could have been a distraction for Sombra to find out if Athena was a god program and then infect her with a latent virus that can be remotely activated. I doubt we could deal with Athena and Anubis both being awoken at the same time. Would be Omnic Crisis v2.0

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amomentincrime.com is now at... 5.5017%

and there's another line in the source code of the page: Parece que se están calentando un poco las cosas... tendré que pasar desapercibida mientras esto se finaliza.

that can be translated as: It seems that are heating things up ... I'll have to go unnoticed while this is finished. (google translate so sorry if it seems innacurate)

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I know I'm bumping this tread a little but... amomentincrime.com is now at 99.7352%

I thought the % would reach 100% at blizzcon but it will reach 100% today (was at 99.1 when I arrived at my job 2 hours ago...).

I'm hyped cause even if there was ''leak'', there's nothing confirmed yet! :D

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Ok so % was complete today and now, that message appear

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and when looking into the page code, there's that version number:

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Don't know if that version number is relevant but maybe we can expect Sombra tomorrow... follow the hype train! :P

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On 10/18/2016 at 9:13 PM, Kirr said:

Don't know if that version number is relevant but maybe we can expect Sombra tomorrow... follow the hype train! :P

The hype train is slowly fading away now :(

I like the idea behind the ARG, but the huge artificial wait that keeps getting put in is just frustrating. I just want to see a Sombra release now!

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9 hours ago, Blainie said:

The hype train is slowly fading away now :(

Well, I think that they shoud have released Sombra in some way at the end of timer... the following ARG was very complex (even if if was cracked really quickly) and it's now a wait until november 1st... Fast ARG would have been ok, slow ARG is kinda a pain...

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20 hours ago, Kirr said:

Well, I think that they shoud have released Sombra in some way at the end of timer... the following ARG was very complex (even if if was cracked really quickly) and it's now a wait until november 1st... Fast ARG would have been ok, slow ARG is kinda a pain...

Yeah, ARG is great as long as it takes time due to complexity. If it needs a random "wait X amount of time for a possibility of a clue", it might be going on too long!

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