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Flag code: idujcouichookuul

Redeem at: https://na.wargaming.net/shop/redeem/

The code was got using the message "thegatehasopened" and the keyword "fire" using the tabula recta.

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A lot of people will notice that there is a new flag.

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The code there is 7772672e616d2f70726f6d65746865616e2d66696c6573, you can use any hex-ascii converter (like http://www.rapidtables.com/convert/number/hex-to-ascii.htm) to get the url:

wrg.am/promethean-files

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That url is a redirect to:

https://worldofwarships.com/en/content/prometheantruth/

 

In that page, there's a link to the "PROMETHEAN TRUTH MAILING LIST", that's actually a google docs form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8cG_L0ApU4Q69kPw1v9_aApXmOrh1ZFtQaKxLKSWIhca72g/viewform

 

You have until 10/23 to get "more info".

 

Thoughts? ^^

 

For those wondering what's "Wargaming ID":

Observation: You can use your IGN instead of the ID (see EDIT3). The IGN should be easier for everyone.

A Wargaming ID is the unique identifier of an account. You can change your nickname, not your ID.

Is it bad if people know your WG ID? No. You can see anyone's WG ID at their API.

The API url is: https://developers.wargaming.net/reference/all/wows/account/list/?application_id=demo&search=PauloBR&r_realm=na

That URL will actually do this: https://api.worldofwarships.com/wows/account/list/?application_id=demo&search=PauloBR

If you see what's inside that, it's JSON and contains all related accounts with that name.

If you look more attentively, you will notice "{"nickname":"PauloBR","account_id":1006562801}" there.

That "account_id" is my WG ID.

 

EDIT: There's the possibility that they could mean WG IGN (if the one who did that form didn't know there is a WG account ID).

I did it two times, one with WG ID and the other with WG IGN (because I want what's there :p). Both works, read the edit above.

 

EDIT2: TheURLGuy appeared and confirmed this is legit (and time to read the documents!).

EDIT3: We don't need to use our WG ID, the IGN works as well.
Source: 

 
Clues
 
1) Words "contrast" and "credit" at the document "rasputinlives" (replacing letters from "rasputinlives", e.g. "casputinlives").
 
2) Grid of letters and numbers at the document "URGENT - RE: SEA OF FORTUNE Excavation Update" (bottom right).
By: @hoom

3) Post from "DarkSephiroth_96". The name is really similar to "dark_sephiroth96" (author from The Promethean Coverup blog).

Could be related with the "credit" word at the first clue (maybe consider the credit loss for TK too). And TheURLGuy quoted him (to make it more obvious perhaps?)

 

4) Tweet from WoWS containing a tabula recta (hint at https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/common/thegatehasopened/ with "seekthetabularecta" and using an autokey is easier [ https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/common/hint-autokey/  ]).

By: @ELDIFERENTE

Image: 

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5) New missions: "A Strange Message" (I-IV). They give small amounts of credits (clue 1) and together with the grid (clue 2).

By: @zdza

I)   60 - Sixth letter, first column.  F
II)  27 - Second letter, second column.  I
III) 48 - Fourth letter, third column - R
IV) 50 - Fifth letter, first column.  E

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Other stuff (not sure, just easter eggs?):

1) The operation name looks like "Hallow's Eve".

2) Some dates seem to correlated with real events (2017 = 1942).
Document date - What happened
10/05/1941       - ?
04/27/1942       - Mentions 04/13 when team aqua (Aquarion) attacks team fire (Promethean), strange coins = event coins
05/04/1942       - Team fire (Promethean) won vs team aqua (Aquarion)
06/12/1942       - ?
07/10/1942       - ?
08/24/1942       - ?
09/20/1942       - ?
10/18/1942       - Halloween event started (rasputinlives)

3) The same alien species (draconians) at the promethean truth is the bus driver at the "Back to school" news header (https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/common/seatbelts-everyone/).

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I don't think I'm going to be entering my e-mail address and Wargaming ID into a form on Google Docs. It may be legit but it could be a phishing site too. The code I entered from my flag didn't produce this address but another.

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Just now, Snargfargle said:

I don't think I'm going to be entering my e-mail address and Wargaming ID into a form on Google Docs. It may be legit but it could be a phishing site too. The code I entered from my flag didn't produce this address but another.

 

Why wargaming would do it?

If you don't trust my url, just open the url at "That url is a redirect to:" that is in worldofwarships.com domain and click the ""PROMETHEAN TRUTH MAILING LIST" like I said. 

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LOL, I just actually read that Google Docs page in its entirety. This is what it says in fine print at the bottom:

 

Spoiler

Never submit passwords through Google Forms.

 

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13 minutes ago, Snargfargle said:

I don't think I'm going to be entering my e-mail address and Wargaming ID into a form on Google Docs. It may be legit but it could be a phishing site too. The code I entered from my flag didn't produce this address but another.

Mine did. Perhaps you misstyped your code.

 

Still weird to ask some of your account information indeed.

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8 minutes ago, Snargfargle said:

It's still weird that WG would have you enter your e-mail address and ID into a form on Google.docs.

 

4 minutes ago, Snargfargle said:

LOL, I just actually read that Google Docs page in its entirety. This is what it says in fine print at the bottom:

 

  Hide contents

Never submit passwords through Google Forms.

 

 

Your wargaming account id is NOT your password and there's no harm sharing it.

The max that could happen is WG spamming your e-mail but why would they (they already have it too)?

I don't share your concerns.

 

PS: I updated it with the hexadecimal code so you can see by yourself.

Edited by PauloBR

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4 minutes ago, Snargfargle said:

LOL, I just actually read that Google Docs page in its entirety. This is what it says in fine print at the bottom:

 

  Reveal hidden contents

Never submit passwords through Google Forms.

 

 

They don't ask for a password. Just email and IGN.

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2 minutes ago, Kapitan_Wuff said:

 

They don't ask for a password. Just email and IGN.

They ask for your Wargaming ID actually.

And that information is public. If you search your IGN at their API, they will send you your WG ID because thats unique (differently from your nickname that can change).

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I see it this way... if Niko tells us it is safe to participate in the website then sure. Until that moment, nope. 

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4 minutes ago, PauloBR said:

They ask for your Wargaming ID actually.

And that information is public. If you search your IGN at their API, they will send you your WG ID because thats unique (differently from your nickname that can change).

 

I didn't know they were different, good to know.

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8 minutes ago, PauloBR said:

 

 

Your wargaming account id is NOT your password and there's no harm sharing it.

The max that could happen is WG spamming your e-mail but why would they (they already have it too)?

I don't share your concerns.

 

PS: I updated it with the hexadecimal code so you can see by yourself.

 

I put in my email and my Kizarvexis WG ID and got the following.

 

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1 minute ago, Kizarvexis said:

 

I put in my email and my Kizarvexis WG ID and got the following.

 

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WG ID should be your in-game username right?

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For people that are afraid about some sensitive data leaking:

 

They ask 2 things at that docs: e-mail and Wargaming ID.

 

E-mail: well, they know your e-mail now... I would worry about that.

Wargaming ID: this is a public information. You can access their API and get yours (or from anyone).

API url: https://api.worldofwarships.com/wows/account/list/?application_id=demo&search=PauloBR

Just change the "search" to the nickname that you want and...

{"nickname":"PauloBR","account_id":1006562801}

There's my WG ID.

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7 minutes ago, Herr_Reitz said:

I see it this way... if Niko tells us it is safe to participate in the website then sure. Until that moment, nope. 

 

QFT.

 

It seems quite odd.  

 

Also, if you visit the other links in the worldofwarships page, instead of just the mailing list, and then go visit those links, you get into some wierd stuff rather rapidly.  

 

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10 minutes ago, Kapitan_Wuff said:

 

I didn't know they were different, good to know.

 

8 minutes ago, nickalaso123 said:

WG ID should be your in-game username right?

 

8 minutes ago, k55e5bd1 said:

is the WG ID = Wargaming.net OpenID?

 

I updated the first post with what's WG ID and one way to get it.

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And what do we get for all this running around?

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WG already has your email address, the ID is publicly available. Any script kiddie hacker of the noobish stage could get your Wargaming ID, the link came from WG.

I did it. If anything terrible happens I will let you know - but I doubt anything horrible will happen.

Thanks OP. I figured it was HEX but you already did all the work.

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Yeah, I went to the site, but I didn't subscribe to the newsletter. Is that all it does? Confused why WG would push an alien's are real blog. 

 

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Some people might think: "Why WG ID instead of our WG IGN?"

I can't answer to that since I'm not a WG employee.

 

There was a lot of ways for them like: use the same e-mail as your account, input your WG IGN, ...

But they chose ID for some reason.

 

4 minutes ago, Ace_04 said:

And what do we get for all this running around?

No idea. They didn't say anything or post anything until now.

Maybe it's a "hidden event"? That's what i'm hoping for.

 

1 minute ago, WarDemon1 said:

Yeah, I went to the site, but didn't subscribe to a newsletter. Is that all it does? Confused why WG would push an alien's are real blog. 

 

Like I wrote for Ace, my hope it's a hidden event.

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7 minutes ago, Ace_04 said:

And what do we get for all this running around?

It’s more than likely another scavenger hunt by the url guy like we had for the flag earlier in the year.

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