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Questions tagged [ready-player-one]

For questions about Ready Player One, a 2011 science fiction novel by Ernest Cline. Questions about the 2018 film adaptation should instead use [ready-player-one-2018].

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Why do people ask IOI tech support for general Oasis questions in Ready Player One?

In Ready Player One Wade manipulates his assumed identity in order to be arrested and placed in indentured servitude in IOI's tech support department. During his shift people ask him questions about ...
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In Ready Player One, Why didn't the Sixers empty the Giant Robot Inventory?

In Ready Player One, users that complete the second gate received a choice of a giant Robot: Then something strange happened—something that had never happened when I’d beaten the original game. One ...
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Do any current-day tech companies still exist in Ready Player One?

In Ready Player One, two huge multinational conglomerates control the internet: GSS and IOI. But are any current-day tech companies still in existence? Do Google, Apple, Facebook, etc, still exist, ...
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Why was Wade worried?

In the book Ready Player One, Wade purposely gets himself indentured to IOI in order to hack their database with backdoor exploits he bought However there are two competing quotes about this in ...
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What is the relationship between IOI and the police?

At the end of Ready Player One the police It seemed strange that the police were not involved before this, even when IOI was involved in large-scale labour camps and all sorts of shady business. ...
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What are the oldest and youngest works referenced by James Halliday in Ready Player One?

In Ready Player One, James Halliday has riddled the Oasis in general and the quest specifically with references to things he enjoyed in his youth in the '80s. Music, such as 2112. Films, such as War ...
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Dying after completing part of the challenge

In the movie Ready Player One, the challenge involved following clues in a sort of treasure hunt. If a player zeroed out (died in-game) after following all the clues, could they go straight back to ...
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How much time would it have taken Wade to watch and read everything?

Throughout the book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, most specifically in the first few chapters, Wade Watts mentions all kinds of movies, tv shows, book authors, video games, and more that he has ...
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In Ready Player One, why doesn’t Wade play game tournaments to earn money?

In Ready Player One, the main character Wade often describes how little money he has and how he lives in poverty. However, why doesn’t he play OASIS game tournaments or PvP for money? His friend ...
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How could the sixers enter the gate?

At the end of the book In chapter 36 When they disclose to Parzival that the sixers have entered the gate. Art3mis tells Parzival “The gate closed after you went in, but when the sixers arrived they ...
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Why did James Halliday hide the first key on a planet that seemingly had no connection to him?

In Ready Player One, James Halliday hid all the clues and gates - and nearly all the keys - in Planets which had an obvious connection to his upbringing and hobbies. But one key did not - the copper ...
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Is the song “World In My Eyes” ever mentioned in Ready Player One?

World In My Eyes, released by Depeche Mode in 1990 as part of their album Violator, is the song in the trailer for Ready Player One (2018). Given that Ready Player One (the book) is a veritable love ...
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What happened to the points from the WarGames movie?

We see that for the challenge at the first gate, the player is supposed to The player receives bonus points for performing well and loses points if they make mistakes. But after the challenge is ...
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In Ready Player One, How do Wade Owen Watts and the other Gunters have enough time to learn all the 80's stuff?

Wade Owen Watts is only 18 when Ready Player One takes place. He also attends school. Yet he somehow has enough time to memorize everything in James Halliday's atlas! Not only is he super-amazing at ...
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In Ready Player One, how was Wade Owen Watts able to complete a perfect game of Pac-Man in his first try when it usually takes years to do?

In Ready Player One, Wade Owen Watts completes a perfect Pac-Man game to earn the quarter artifact that turns out to be an extra life. Whats amazing about this is that he completes this in his first ...
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Why is IOI so scared of the feds in Ready Player One?

The book "Ready Player One" portrays a corporate dystopia where the feds have basically no power and no one respects the government. Yet seemingly, IOI, (the company that runs the sixers) while they ...
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What did the contest tied to Ready Player One entail?

The book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline contains an easter egg. That easter egg points to the URL When going there, we can enter the First Gate. After going through the First Gate, we're informed ...
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In Ready Player One, what happens if a student dies?

In Ready Player One, the Oasis has permadeath, with a person whose avatar died having to create a new avatar from scratch, with no XP, items, or anything else their old avatar might have had. What ...
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How is it Wade was able to do this?

I'm listening to the audiobook of Ready Player One, and I'm having a problem understanding something:
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Help for the URL easter egg in the book 'Ready Player One'

I already know the URL itself. I want to know which pages contain the typos that make up the URL for the Easter egg in the book Ready Player One.
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What was the URL for the Ready Player One competition website? [duplicate]

In the printed version of Ready Player One lies an "easter egg" hidden in some misspellings from which readers can deduce the site where a competition took place. I read the book last and then gave ...
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Did the Sixers hesitate in Ready Player One?

In Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, toward the end