Update 4:25 PM: Judging from the posts on Bioware's forums, the first day of the Mass Effect 3 space contest may have ended with a fizzle. Reportedly, each of the two packets have made ground in inaccessible locations. One is supposedly stuck in a redwood tree, and the other is on a cliff. My guess is BioWare will call off the contest before letting foolhardy gamers risk life and limb on a hunt for ME3. After all, it's just a game.
This whole early copies of Mass Effect 3 being sent into space thing is getting real. Here's the latest updates:
- Both payloads of Mass Effect 3 have long hit the ground. Neither flew into the ocean. Here's a google maps picture of where they are:
- As far as we know, neither cache has been located and claimed by a gamer.
- According to the twitter feed of Bioware's David Silverman,
"Balloon 1 is on a cliff somewhere or on top of a Redwood. Please do not kill yourself for these."
Have you heard that, gamers? Do not kill your self for the Mass Effect 3 copies, please. Those redwoods are some pretty tall trees, and you are not Donkey Kong, nor are you Crazy Climber, nor are you Donkey Kong Jr.