As we reach the halfway point in season 3 of Westworld, little in the way of viral marketing or ARGing has taken place. We do have one message though: Parce Dolores
Email – Parce Dolores
After the second episode, titles The Winter Line, we received a new message from Aeden at Guest Services.
This indicates that they’re winding down the park aspect (for the time being, at least). However, if you visit the Delos Destinations site you get a message confirming that things (in-universe) have stopped with the parks. Passing that, and talking to Aeden, you get the following message:
The odd capitalisation spells out GOODBYE. Telling that to Aeden gives you another message:
We now know where Aedan is, the otherside of the Door. Plus they give us a message of “Parce Dolores”. This has two meanings.
- It’s a reference to the first episode of season 3, Parce Domine, which is Latin for “Spare, Lord.” It’s also a chant, the translated lyrics being: “Spare, Lord, spare your people.Be not angry with us forever.”
- It translates itself to either “Spare pain” or “Spare Dolores.”
If it’s the former, who is asking to be spared? Humans or Hosts? If it’s the latter, who wants to avoid pain? Who wants Dolores to remain safe? We’re about halfway through season 3, and we don’t have any answers. Hopefully we’ll get answers in time.
The site now stands as a futuristic ad site, telling what products and services the company offers. In general it covers stuff you’ve seen in the show, and doesn’t offer much to see once you’ve looked it over. That being said though, I did enjoy having the “Cozy Fireplace” limbic mood (visit the Medical page, click on one of the buttons on the video and the central button that pops up will give you the option to check out a few audio track that loop, but are woefully too short).
While looking at the code of the Incite Inc site for the audio of the limbics, there’s code for a questionnaire and a login page. I wasn’t able to unlock anything, but hopefully this is indicative of something to come.
Lastly, the Delos Incorporated site has also been updated. Instead of being a one page job talking about the founder, James Delos, it’s now a professional looking website talking about what they do, and showing off their products. Again, nice to have a look at and browse their products (the Law Enforcement mech does kinda remind me of Warbot in Accounting), but there’s no game-y elements to be found.
There’s not really much going on. I’m imagining this is due to the Covid-19 pandemic going on. That being said, we’ve mostly moved beyond playing in the parks, so there’s less most of the sites to be used for. Overall, it’s good seeing the in-universe sites being updated but I kinda wish there was more to do.