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When the kids were getting attacked couldn’t they just leave the game?

In the book on which the movie is based, it says: Logging out of your OASIS account while you were engaged in combat was the same thing as committing suicide. During the log-out sequence, your ...
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Why can't Parzival drive the car in forward in the first level?

I think the door wouldn't open if he tried to drive the car foward. If you remember, there is a scene where: After an argument with Art3mis, Wade visits a scene in Halliday's Journals where James ...
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Which level player is Parzival in Ready Player One?

It's not stated in the movie and, in that medium, the "levels" aren't explicit being more related to the amount of coin and artefacts held. In the novel however, Parzival starts the story on....
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Why did IOI not use bots to play the game?

Probably because bots would be banned. Even if they could use bots (which I doubt), the bots would be definitely banned. In all online games, from pokemon go to lineage, bots are identified and ...
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In Ready Player One, how could Parzival talk to everybody?

There are indications in the book that there is a common communications channel, as well as a linked pa/speaker type system. Add to that, there was very extensive media coverage, due to Parzival's 36 ...
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How could players move without some kind of rig to enable relative movement in the game?

From the wiki: Standard Immersion Rig: pair of virtual reality goggles and a pair of haptic gloves, given to all new OASIS users. The people on the street were using theirs. I believe you probably ...
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In Ready Player One, how could Parzival talk to everybody?

I agree with @Rafee: I thought that Parzival was broadcasting the message to his followers and because he was the top Gunter and his message was so important, it was being re-broadcast and linked to ...
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Was the glowing of Sorrento's avatar's eyes a reference to Superman's heat vision?

Probably not Sorrento's avatar's eye glow blue in their normal state... ..but when he get's angry, exited or has some other negative emotion, they change to a yellow/red glow. This is probably to ...
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How did Sorrento know Wade was using emotion suppressing software?

Because Wade's avatar didn't show a reaction to the outrageous amount of money that Sorrento just offered him.
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Why can't Parzival drive the car in forward in the first level?

James Halliday's clue was this: "Why can't we go backwards, for once? Backwards, really fast. Fast as we can. (laughs) Really put the pedal to the metal, you know?" If Parzival took that ...
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How do they charge/cool their equipment in Ready Player One?

This is skipped over in the movie but the novel indicates that there is some power to the stacks which is supplemented by solar pannels. Cooling isn't mentioned as a factor. The top level or “roof” ...
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Why was the character Shoto in the book renamed to Sho for the movie?

There's an entry in UrbanDictionary.com for shoto. This seems to be a fairly family friendly forum so I'll just say that the definition is sexually explicit and the makers may have wanted to avoid ...
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Why did IOI not use bots to play the game?

Because "bots" don't have intuition or advanced reasoning skills. The Sixers are real people contracted to work for the IOI to win the overall contest and find the keys. A "bot" might play one ...
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How does IOI make money accepting Oasis currency?

"Coin"/Credit is a stable currency in OASIS...but it seems valued outside of the OASIS. The IOI doesn't necessarily have to make a profit on these things, after all, they don't really exist ...
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Where do you begin when you enter in the OASIS?

The book suggests you return to the same spot you logged off: 0002: My avatar materialized in front of my locker on the second floor of my high school - the exact spot where I'd been ...
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