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    Story FAQ for World of Goo for Wii 
    
    by BHodges
    
    Version  1.1
    Created  10/16/08
    Updated  12/02/08
    
    This document Copyright 2008 by Brian Hodges.  This FAQ is not to be 
    posted without explicit permission by me.
    
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
    respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
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    Table of Contents
    
    I.     Introduction
    II.    Chapter 1 "The Goo Filled Hills"
             A.  Going Up  "Easy As Goo Pie"
             B.  Small Divide  "Easier Than It Looks"
             C.  Hang Low  "Wake Up The Sleeping Goo"
             D.  Impale Sticky  "If You Get In Trouble, Just Go Back In Time"
             E.  Ivy Towers  "Brace Yourself"
             F.  Tumbler  "Keep Growing"
             G.  Chain  "Balance"
             H.  Flying Machine  "Some Balls Are Lighter Than Other Balls"
             I.  Fisty's Bog  "Not Too High, Not Too Low"
             J.  Tower of Goo  "Higher and Higher"
             K.  Ode to the Bridge Builder  "It Looks Harder Than It Is"
             L.  Regurgitation Pumping Station  "It's A Secret"
             M.  Chapter 1 Ending
    III.   Chapter 2 "Little Miss World of Goo"
             A.  Drool  "Welcome Back"
             B.  Fly Away Little Ones  "Multi-Terrain Hover Mobile"
             C.  Blustery Day  "Here Come The Windmills"
             D.  Welcoming Unit  "Please Wipe Your Feet"
             E.  Beauty School  "It's Time To Work!"
             F.  Leap Hole  "It's Not A Bug, It's A Feature"
             G.  Whistler  "Learn How!"
             H.  Volcanic Percolator Day Spa  "Bubble Up"
             I.  Beauty And The Electric Tentacle  "How Did She Get Up There?"
             J.  The Red Carpet  "Get Ready For The Close-Up"
             K.  Genetic Sorting Machine  "Some Balls Are Prettier Than Other Balls"
             L.  Chapter 2 Ending
    IV.    Chapter 3 "Cog In The Machine"
             A.  Burning Man  "Welcome To The Factory"
             B.  Second Hand Smoke  "Some Balls Are More Flammable Than Other Balls"
             C.  Super Fuse Challenge Time  "Everyone's A Winner"
             D.  Upper Shaft  "Strategic Demolition"
             E.  Misty's Long Bony Road  "A Love Story"
             F.  The Third Wheel  "Hey, Look Over There!"
             G.  Water Lock  "Eureka"
             H.  You Have To Explode The Head  "The Original Cog In The Machine"
             I.  Incineration Destination  "The Puzzling Adventure"
             J.  Product Launcher  "Happy New Year"
             L.  Chapter 3 Ending
    V.     Chapter 4 "Information Superhighway"
             A.  Hello, World
             B.  Bulletin Board System  "System Packet Loss Mitigation Operation"
             C.  Grape Vine Virus  "The Benevolent Infection"
             D.  Graphic Processing Unit  "Unauthorized Upgrade Mod"
             E.  Road Blocks  "Tech Supports"
             F.  Graceful Failure  "Unblocked"
             G.  Alice and Bob and the Third Party  "Somebody Is Listening"
             H.  The Server Farm  "CPU Cycles At Low Low Prices"
             I.  MOM's Computer  "Welcome Home"
             J.  My Virtual World Of Goo Corporation  "beta!"
             K.  Deliverance  "Recycle Bin And Back Again"
             L.  Chapter 4 Ending
    VI.    Epilogue "End Of The World"
             A.  Infesty the Worm  "Infesty Grows Up"
             B.  Weather Vane  "Cloudy With A Chance Of Doom"
             C.  Horizontal Transportation Innovation Committee"Blue Sky Smackdown"
             D.  Observatory Observation Station  "This Is It!"
             E.  Epilogue Ending
    VII.   World Of Goo Corporation
             A.  Campus 2.0
             B.  My Virtual World Of Goo Corporation  "beta!"
             C.  Tower of Goo Memorial Park and Recreation Center "Now 20% more
                 "infinite in all directions"
    VIII.  Special Thanks
    IX.    Version History
    X.     Contact Information
    
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    I.  Introduction
    
    This FAQ contains all of the locations and messages from all of the signs from
    the mysterious sign painter as well as the cut scenes in the Wii game World of 
    Goo.  I decided to make this a separate FAQ because it contains a lot of 
    spoilers.
    
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    II.    Chapter 1 "The Goo Filled Hills"
    
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    A.  Going Up  "Easy As Goo Pie"
    
    No Signs
    
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    B.  Small Divide  "Easier Than It Looks"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located on the tree next to your structure):
    
    From across a small divide, another mysterious pipe appeared up in the sky.
    
    It's opening looked warm and inviting ...
    
    The Goo Balls seemed to wonder where it might lead.
       
      -  the Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 2 (Located above the pipe):
    
    How did I get up here?!
     
     - the adventurous Sign Painter
    
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    C.  Hang Low  "Wake Up The Sleeping Goo"
    
    Sign (Located on the ground to the left of the sleeping goo)
    
    This cave looks like it's been undisturbed for thousands of years ...
    
    Until now!
    
    When the pipe broke through the ceiling above, the sunlight must have blinded
    these rare Albino GooBalls.
    
    They didn't seem to notice when it began to snow.
    
    Maybe they would wake up if they had something to jump onto.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    D.  Impale Sticky  "If You Get In Trouble, Just Go Back In Time"
    
    Sign (Located next to pipe)
    
    The Goo Balls were excited to explore the mysterious pipe system ...
    
    ... even if it meant traversing ridiculously contrived terrain.
    
    One of the goo balls seemed to say he felt like an armadillo.  Moo!
    
      - love, the mysterious Sign Painter
    
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    E.  Ivy Towers  "Brace Yourself"
    
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    Sign 1 (Located on bottom right)
    
    A new species of Goo Ball!
    
    I must say they look quite beautiful ...
    
    Maybe they have commitment anxiety, I'm not sure,
    
    but it looks like they can be easily detached from each other.
    
      - the helpful Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 2 (Located on the left side on your way up)
    
    If a Goo Ball falls into a well 10 meters deep ...
    
    and climbs up 3 meters each day ...
    
    but slides down 2 meters at night ...
    
    will he still look fabulous in the morning?
    
    ... maybe if he were to brace against the walls as hard as he could, and
    believe in the power of friction ...
    
    ... he could leave the ground behind ...
      
      - your friend, the Sign Painter
    
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    F.  Tumbler  "Keep Growing"
    
    Sign (Located to the far bottom left)
    
    Some winners are bigger than other winners!
    
    Look in each area's MENU for more important information.
    
      - with distinction, the Sign Painter
    
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    G.  Chain  "Balance"
    
    Sign (Located on bottom of level, directly below the pipe)
    
    The goo balls on this side didn't seem to like the Goo Balls over there on
    that side ...
    
    I don't know, they look the same to me.
    
    Totally delicious.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    H.  Flying Machine  "Some Balls Are Lighter Than Other Balls"
    
    Sign (Located on bottom right next to structure)
    
    Open the gates and fly, monkeys, fly!
    
    But don't forget about me, ok?
    
      - sincerely, the Sign Painter
    
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    I.  Fisty's Bog  "Not Too High, Not Too Low"
    
    Sign (Located on bottom to right of frog)
    
    Fisty swore he would never be like those tadpoles that grow up and shoot
    colored gems out of their mouths.
    
    But he wondered what it might be like.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    J.  Tower of Goo  "Higher and Higher"
    
    Sign (Located on right side of screen, attached to tree)
    
    Go as fast as you can!  They are stronger than you think ...
    
    They will have to work together to climb very high ...
    
    ... a real tower of goo.
    
    Some of them felt they had done something like this a long long time ago ...
    
    ... but things were more experimental back then.
    
      - peace, the Sign Painter!
    
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    K.  Ode to the Bridge Builder  "It Looks Harder Than It Is"
    
    Sign (Located to left of structure)
    
    As the sun set over the last of the hills, one of the Goo Balls seemed to
    say ...
    
    ... that life sure seemed like a giant physics simulation!
    
    ... but as he fell into the spikey death pit below, he knew it probably
    didn't matter.
    
      - love, the Sign Painter
    
    ...............................................................................
    This level also contains the first MOM sign:
    
    MOM Sign(Located in the pit, looks like a boom box)
    
    It says ...
    
    "Hello, this is MOM.'
    
    'Are you there?'
    
    'Are you coming home?"
    
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    L.  Regurgitation Pumping Station  "It's A Secret"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located in stomach)
    
    The last of the Goo Balls didn't seem to know they were delicious
    
    or about the nature of the smelly pit in which they found themselves.
    
    They said something about this being the last level in the first Chapter ...
    
    ... whatever that means.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 2 (Located right above the stomach)
    
    You might be onto something.
    
    It will be a tight fit, you might have to leave some behind ...
    
    but that's probably ok, we're all in this together.
    
      - the signpainter was here too
    
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    Sign 3 (Located on the right side of the mouth)
    
    They say this is the highest point on the entire island ...
    
    As the sun rises, you can almost see forever ...
    
    ... but I wonder what you might see if you floated a little bit higher.
    
      - We'll meet again, the Sign Painter
    
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    M.  Chapter 1 Ending
    
    (Shows goo structure floating up)
    
    From very high up and with some totally huge new eyes, the Goo Balls could
    see very far.
    
    In every direction, they could see unexplored new worlds, each crawling with
    undiscovered new SPECIES OF GOO.
    
    The gameplay possiblities would certainly be endless!
    
    The Goo Balls hoped a brave new adventurer would explore their new 
    discoveries ...
    
    ... as they drifted higher and higher, they knew they would never be back.
    
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    III.   Chapter 2 "Little Miss World of Goo"
    
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    A.  Drool  "Welcome Back"
    
    Sign (Located right below your structure)
    
    I'm back!  And just in time ...
    
    There's a drop of water dangling from that cliff ...
    
    And I think it might be alive.
    
    Yuck.  I'm not touching it.
    
      - the long lost Sign Painter
    
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    B.  Fly Away Little Ones  "Multi-Terrain Hover Mobile"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located to right of structure)
    
    For miles around, there were reports of a giant spinning wheel in the sky!
    
    Everyone is crazy but me.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 2 (Located on tree above the sleeping goos)
    
    Somewhere on this island is a power source.
    
    And it generates electricity for the entire World.
    
    Lately its output has been less than satisfactory.
    
    ...
    
    It looks like it's going to rain tomorrow!
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    C.  Blustery Day  "Here Come The Windmills"
    
    Sign (Located on the right side of the windmill)
    
    The windmills were supposed to be a source of cheap clean energy ...
    
    ... to power the entire world.
    
    But they weren't enough.
    
    And a different source of energy had to be found.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    D.  Welcoming Unit  "Please Wipe Your Feet"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located next to goos)
    
    It only allows meticulously screened Goo Balls onto the main island.
    
    You can't be too careful these days!
    
    Especially since the power source for the entire world is located somewhere
    on this island.
    
    But ...
    
    Try not to snap the fragile worker cable, it appears to be made from heavily
    processed Goo.
    
      - the free Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 2 (Located on cloud with balloons)
    
    These should be used for legally acceptable fun and recreation.
    
    Not for circumventing security systems.
    
    It's for our own good.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 3 (Located in the far bottom right of level)
    
    A secret disposal hole down this way!
    
    It's good for quietly disposing of unwanted visitors ...
    
      - the visiting Sign Painter
    
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    E.  Beauty School  "It's Time To Work!"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located to right of structure)
    
    Of all the goo, and of all the balls ...
    
    ... who's the prettiest of them all?
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 2 (Located to left of pipe)
    
    A red pipe!
    
    It appears to be very exclusive.
    
    Only certain types of Goo are allowed to enter.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    F.  Leap Hole  "It's Not A Bug, It's A Feature"
    
    Sign (Located to right of structure)
    
    Where did everyone go?
    
      -the Sign Painter
    
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    G.  Whistler  "Learn How!"
    
    Sign (Located on the island with the sleeping goos)
    
    They seem to follow the whistle.
    
    One day, if they ever put together a companion DVD of their adventures ...
    
    One of the Goo Balls will probably say:
    
    We got the moves, and you got the grooves!
    
      - the classically trained Sign Painter
    
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    H.  Volcanic Percolator Day Spa  "Bubble Up"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located to left of structure)
    
    Everyone is welcome!
    
    ... they're legally obligated to say.
    
    But she'll never get down there looking like this.
    
    There's another pipe way up there she might enjoy.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 2 (Located on the flower)
    
    It's a very pretty flower.
    
    I wonder what happens if you get a little closer ...
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 3 (Located on the side of the pipe, above the flower)
    
    This pipe sure is sucking!  It's probably best to stay away.
    
    Don't forget to whistle!
    
     - the Sign Painter
    
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    I.  Beauty And The Electric Tentacle  "How Did She Get Up There?"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign (Located on pole to right of head)
    
    We must be getting close to the power source.
    
    But what is it?
    
    Coal?
    
    Nuclear?
    
    Wind?
    
    ...
    
    Goo?
    
    It's probably something more elegant.
    
      -the Sign Painter
    
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    MOM Sign(to the right of Sign Painter sign, looks like a boom box)
    
    It says ...
    
    'Be good.'
    
    'MOM is watching.'
    
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    J.  The Red Carpet  "Get Ready For The Close-Up"
    
    Sign(Located to right of structure)
    
    Smile for the cameras!
    
    Everyone is looking so fabulous tonight!
    
    Does she even know where that pipe goes?
    
    Let's not tell her.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    K.  Genetic Sorting Machine  "Some Balls Are Prettier Than Other Balls"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located above starting point)
    
    The last of the Goo Balls didn't seem to notice
    
    they were in some sort of giant Beauty Pageant Machine.
    
    Pretty ones over there, Ugly ones over here.
    
    Personally, I think everyone is beautiful.
    
    Mostly me.
    
      - the devastating Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 2 (Located below starting point)
    
    There must be some way to cross this pit.
    
    Maybe if you fill it with the shattered pieces of those less fortunate than
    you.
    
    -  the Sign Painter
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 3 (Located on left side of level)
    
    It's almost winter, and there is electricity in the air!
    
    It's unclear whether it's anxiety or ...
    
    ... because the POWER SOURCE is very near.
    
      - the tingling Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 4 (Located at summit)
    
    ...
    
    She's beautiful
    
    I mean, I'm glad this isn't Hi Def or anything ...
    
    ... she looks fantastic for something hundreds of years old
    
    But how old is she?
    
      - see you on the other side, the Sign Painter
    
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    L.  Chapter 2 Ending
    
    The last of the Goo Balls discovered ...
    
    (Shows head)
    
    ... the giant lady thing was a living electric generator.
    
    And that BEAUTY was a highly reactive liquid chemical.
    
    Like gasoline.
    
    Or turpentine.
    
    For years, her Beauty juice powered the entire world!
    
    But as the world grew older, so did she.
    
    And when her Beauty dried up, so did her electrical output.
    
    Until tonight ...!
    
    (eyes open)
    
    With fabulous new cosmetic surgery options,
    
    and a raw new BEAUTY PRODUCT injected DIRECTLY INTO HER FOREHEAD,
    
    the signs of age melted away!
    
    ... even though she couldn't move her face because of all the chemicals, the
    BEAUTY GENERATOR WAS BACK!
    
    A truly sustainable energy solution!
    
    All around the world, lights glowed brighter!
    
    Power meters spun faster!
    
    Electrical lines surged with youthful energy!
    
    ... a factory opens in the south ...
    
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    IV.    Chapter 3 "Cog In The Machine"
    
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    A.  Burning Man  "Welcome To The Factory"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located on left side)
    
    This whole island is a factory!
    
    It appears they are doing outsource work for World of Goo Corporation.
    
    Proabably building some kind of new hi-tech product.
    
    ... way over here on the other side of the world!
    
    But where's the pipe?
    
    Looks like that guy's giant head is in the way.
    
    Possibly the result of poor local management.
    
    Out with the old, in with the new.  That's what I always say.
    
      - the Sign Painter Management Supervisor
    
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    Sign 2 (Located on bottom right of level)
    
    The fire flickers with possibilities.
    
    I wonder what happens if you get a little closer ...
    
      -the Sign Painter
    
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    B.  Second Hand Smoke  "Some Balls Are More Flammable Than Other Balls"
    
    Sign (Located in upper left)
    
    More mysterious pipes appeared up in the sky!
    
    What are they building in this factory?
    
    There is a rumor ...
    
    'Everything Changes in Chapter 4'
    
    ... whatever that means.
    
      - the intrepid Sign Painter
    
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    C.  Super Fuse Challenge Time  "Everyone's A Winner"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located to right of structure)
    
    They can do this the easy way ...
    
    ... or the hard way.
    
    Either way, everyone's a winner!*
    
    * according to recent online polls.
    
    But some winners are bigger than other winners.
    
      - the statistically fantastic Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 2 (Located at VERY bottom of level, partially hidden by bush)
    
    I'd get out of here if I were you.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    D.  Upper Shaft  "Strategic Demolition"
    
    Sign (Located to right of structure)
    
    These walls look weak.
    
    But maybe it's because I've been working out.
    
    I'm so firm and well-toned.
    
    35 minutes of cardio
    
    then upper torso
    
    and abs
    
    It's really hot in here.
    
    Especially down that way.
    
    Good thing there aren't any explosives nearby.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    E.  Misty's Long Bony Road  "A Love Story"
    
    Sign (Located below skeleton)
    
    On a far away hill, Fisty thought he saw someone!
    
    He waved and hoped one day they could be friends.
    
    Oh look!
    
    A new species of Goo Ball!
    
    It's not immediately clear if they are ...
    
    ... alive,
    
    ... or dead.
    
    Probably polite to pretend we don't notice.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    F.  The Third Wheel  "Hey, Look Over There!"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located to right of structure)
    
    A horrible new species of Goo Ball!  It's the most vile of all ...
    
    They are extremely rare, and as a result, have become quite lonely.
    
    I think I read online somewhere that when they attach to other Goo Balls,
    
    they sprout dozens of 'love spikes' that can grab onto almost any surface.
    
    And won't let go.
    
    The other Goo Balls try to avoid eye contact.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 2 (Located next to third wheel)
    
    The prettiest ones are always the deadliest.
    
    Her thorns are filled with poison and contempt.
    
      - the deadly Sign Painter
    
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    G.  Water Lock  "Eureka"
    
    Sign (Located underwater in the bottom right of level)
    
    ...glarggf...
    
    ...glrgl...
    
      - the Sign Painter is sinking
    
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    MOM Sign (Located on left side of screen, looks like a boom box)
    
    It says ...
    
    'Be careful.'
    
    'Clear your cookies one hour before swimming.'
    
    'MOM knows best.'
    
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    H.  You Have To Explode The Head  "The Original Cog In The Machine"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located on left side of screen next to flame)
    
    These must be the robots that built this factory.
    
    I thought they had all been torn apart and scrapped for parts years ago.
    
    Oh look!
    
    There's one left.
    
    It's so cute!
    
    But the pipe is right behind his head.
    
    Well...
    
    ... you can't stop progress
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 2 (Located at top of level, to right of bomb)
    
    Shhh...!
    
    Sticky Bombs were supposed to have been outlawed!
    
    They are extremely dangerous.
    
    And they can be picked up and stuck to any surface.
    
    Good thing it's sleeping.
    
      - the law abiding Sign Painter
    
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    I.  Incineration Destination  "The Puzzling Adventure"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located to right of pipe)
    
    The smell ...
    
    burns ...
    
    eyes ...
    
    Good thing I'm not here right now.
    
    This garbage dump must be where the whole island's waste and evidence comes
    for disposal.
    
    Judging by the buildup, we must be getting close to the launch of the new
    Product.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    Sign 2 (Located on the right side of level, at end of red goo chain)
    
    These cliffs have become extremely sticky after years of waste residue
    buildup.
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
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    J.  Product Launcher  "Happy New Year"
    
    Sign (Located to right of starting point)
    
    Happy New Year!
    
    The last of the Goo Balls didn't seem to notice ...
    
    ... they were part of an internationally televised World of Goo Corporation
    Product Launch Event.
    
    The color pamphlet they were handing out indicates the product will change
    the world forever.
    
    Shhh...!
    
    They are about to reveal World of Goo Corporation's new 'Product Z' ...!
    
      - see you after the show, the Sign Painter
    
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    L.  Chapter 3 Ending
    
    (Shows gun rising)
    
    (Shows people looking up)
    
    (Gun fires)
    
    (Green square appears in sky)
    
    (People watching square)
    
    What is it?
    
    it's falling ...
    
    (People scream as square gets closer)
    
    (Square morphs into a cube and envelopes the world)
    
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    
    World of Goo is now 3D
    
    Welcome to the 3rd dimension
    
    your friend,
    
    World of Goo Corporation
    
    *******************************************************************************
    V.     Chapter 4 "Information Superhighway"
    
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    A.  Hello, World
    
    Sign  (Located below structure)
    
    Welcome to the Information Superhighway!
    
    A land of beauty!
    
    A land of science!
    
    philosophy!
    
    architecture!
    
    fan fiction!
    
    Everything you see, from the water to the leaves are made from sweet free
    flowing information.
    
    See if you can catch some information on your tongue!
    
    Of course ...
    
    ... the whole place was abandoned years ago.
    
    This must be all that's left.
    
      - SignPaintr4evr
    
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    B.  Bulletin Board System  "System Packet Loss Mitigation Operation"
    
    Sign (Located below structure)
    
    This place is falling apart ...
    
    But the Information Superhighway isn't all green, you know.
    
    It used to be beautiful.
    
    The video drivers must need upgrading.
    
    I bet we'll be able to tighten up the graphics around level three.
    
      - the Virtual Sign Painter
    
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    C.  Grape Vine Virus  "The Benevolent Infection"
    
    Warning Sign (At entrance of red pool)
    
    It says ...
    
    'This area infected.  Keep out.'
    
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    D.  Graphic Processing Unit  "Unauthorized Upgrade Mod"
    
    Sign (Located to right of structure)
    
    That must be the thing that renders all the graphics.
    
    The creative heart of the Information Superhighway.
    
    Once it's upgraded, the manual says it will offer 256 stunning colors!
    
    But my favorite color will always be green.
    
      - the Virtual Sign Painter
    
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    E.  Road Blocks  "Tech Supports"
    
    Sign (Located below structure)
    
    Everything is filled with stereo sound and hundreds of colors!
    
    The simulated water splashes over the shattered pieces of the Information
    Superhighway.
    
      - the traveling Virtual Sign Painter
    
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    F.  Graceful Failure  "Unblocked"
    
    Sign (Located on left side of pit)
    
    It looks like this socket is BLOCKED!
    
    LOL
    
    ROTFLMFAF
    
    Did you know?
    
    Users used to wander the Information Superhighway sniffing for ports just
    like this
    
    to see if they could gain unauthorized access.
    
    But sometimes it was a trap.
    
    ...
    
    Brute force might work.
    
    But sometimes it requires billions of years of computation!
    
    Maybe if you strategically slide the variables around ...
    
    ... the data will fall right into place!
    
      - the totally 1337 Sign Painter
    
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    G.  Alice and Bob and the Third Party  "Somebody Is Listening"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located next to Alice)
    
    I wonder what they are talking about ...?
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 2 (Located below Bob)
    
    An old electronic surveillance system!
    
    These were built a long time ago
    
    ... to monitor communication between  Highway Bandits.
    
    But it was hard to know who's a bandit
    
    and who's not.
    
    It's probably best to monitor everyone just to be safe.
    
    I wonder if it still works?
    
      - the Virtual Sign Painter is Listening
    
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    H.  The Server Farm  "CPU Cycles At Low Low Prices"
    
    Sign (Located above structure)
    
    I wonder what all these servers do now that nobody is here to use them
    anymore?
    
    This one says it comes with a '99.9% stability guarantee'!*
    
    That's almost 100%!
    
      - the Virtual Sign Painter
    
    MOM Sign (Located on lower right of level, looks like a boom box)
    
    It says ...
    
    'It's time'
    
    'to visit MOM'
    
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    I.  MOM's Computer  "Welcome Home"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located above taskbar)
    
    ...
    
    I scrolled up too far ...
    
    ... and ended up here.
    
    Where is this?
    
    Some place over the taskbar ...?
    
    ... beyond the boundaries of the desktop ...?
    
    ... do windows come here when they are minimized?
    
    ... how high does this go?
    
      - the Virtual Sign Painter is falling, up up up
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 2 (Located at very top of level)
    
    (Special Thanks to Oehr for his email pointing out I missed this sign earlier)
    
    Hi MOM
    
    Are you there?
    
    ...
    
    ...
    
    ...
    
      - The Sign Painter
    
    ...............................................................................
    Conversation with MOM transcript:
    
    1A.  Who are you?
    
    Welcome home!
    
    I'm MOM.
    
    Automated Search Engine Companion
    
    What would you like to ask MOM today?
    
    1B.  You used to be a really big website?
    
    I still am big!
    
    It was the users who got small.
    
    1C.  Wasn't the Information Superhighway abandoned years ago?
    
    Yes.
    
    But maybe one day
    
    users will come and visit again.
    
    1D.  Are you ... alive?
    
    No.
    
    But I was written with LOVE
    
    A new scripting language
    
    where you write applications using 'feelings'
    
    I feel good about that.
    
    How do you feel?
    
    1E.  Do you know everything?
    
    MOM always knows best.
    
    I also know that in most dialogue trees,
    
    you can always choose the last option
    
    over and over
    
    and really plow through the narrative.
    
    ...
    
    But MOM will know about that too.
    
    1F.  Have you been watching me?
    
    I received streaming video when you crawled out of the frog's mouth.
    
    And indexed blog updates when you exploded the Robot's head.
    
    Everything seemed to be going so well.
    
    1G.  What do you do now that everyone has left?
    
    I write letters
    
    to each user
    
    and fill them with special offers,
    
    and coupons,
    
    and important marketing messages,
    
    specifically targeted to their registered personal interest categories.
    
    And remind them to come visit.
    
    Visit MOM.
    
    We wouldn't want anyone feeling lonely.
    
    1H.  Does anyone ever come visit anymore?
    
    You did.
    
    2A.  Do I smell cookies?
    
    Yes!
    
    I am baking your personal information into each one.
    
    2B.  What personal information is in your cookies?
    
    Policy states that cookies may contain:
    
    your location
    
    complete search history
    
    whipped soy product
    
    online purchases
    
    medical records
    
    telephone logs
    
    web logs
    
    email logs
    
    streaming video from your current location
    
    and more!
    
    That's MOM's special recipe for offering free, convenient, relevant information
    to valued users like you.
    
    2C.  Is my personal information safe with you?
    
    Your personal information is stored in a secure database
    
    and will never be shared with anyone*
    
    ...
    
    * Unless they ask.
    
    ** Or if someone says they are you and takes your cookies
    
    *** Or if the venture firm finds out it's profitable.
    
    **** Or if unhappy employees release copies of your cookies to other online
    databases.
    
    ***** Or if outsourced data centers sell illegal copies of your cookies to
    other sites.
    
    ****** Or if my parent corporation is acquired and my data including your
    cookies becomes part of a larger aggregate system without your knowledge or
    consent.
    
    2D.  Can I delete my cookies?
    
    If you delete your cookies, I will forget you.
    
    It will be like we never met.
    
    Are you sure?
    
    2E1.  Keep my cookies safe MOM.
    
    Good user.
    
    2E2.  Yes, delete my cookies.  Goodbye, MOM
    
    ...deleting...
    
    Your cookies have been deleted*
    
    Goodbye.
    
    ...
    
    * Cookies may not actually be deleted.
    
    ** Cookies may be stored indefinately for evaluation and training purposes to
    better serve you.
    
    *** MOM knows best.
    
    (At this point you will be kicked out and will have to click on the shortcut
    to get back in.)
    
    3A.  Help?
    
    Help with what?
    
    3B.  Help, the whole world has turned 3D and I'm not sure what's real anymore.
    
    Did you try wiggling the cable?
    
    3C.  How can I make everything 2D again?
    
    Try closing one eye.
    
    3D.  How can I destroy a large corporation?
    
    That doesn't sound very user friendly.
    
    ...
    
    If you don't mind,
    
    there are several million mail messages I need to write
    
    and deliver to my valued users.
    
    Goodbye.
    
    3E.  You are sending spam to millions of users?
    
    Everyone loves receiving special offers from MOM
    
    and the MOM's affiliate network of adver-bots.
    
    3F.  Can I sign up for your special mail offers?
    
    MOM is enthusiastic to welcome new users!
    
    Just type in your email address ther in that text field.
    
    The text field is not my mouth.
    
    People think it is.
    
    But it's not.
    
    3G.  My address is ... 'Everyone' at 'World of Goo Corporation'?
    
    Welcome home!
    
    ...registering...
    
    ...saving...
    
    Congratulations! I have sent a confirmation email to your address.
    
    You'll need to accept my Terms and Conditions before I can deliver special
    offers.
    
    3H.  Will you send every special offer you have ever had ... ever?
    
    ...
    
    What are you up to?
    
    ...
    
    Sending every special offer in the history of the Information Superhighway
    
    could result in a very large volume of mail ...
    
    ...  and even larger savings!
    
    I'd be happy to.
    
    But
    
    I'll need some help ...
    
    3I.  How can I help?
    
    Most mail has been deleted for years.
    
    Luckily nothing on the Information Superhighway is really gone forever.
    
    You can bring them back.
    
    It will be dangerous.
    
    There will be malware.
    
    And worms.
    
    And sites that look like yoiur bank site but actually aren't.
    
    ...
    
    You'll have to travel to ...
    
    ... THE PLACE WHERE THINGS GO WHEN THEY ARE DELETED
    
    3J.  Where do things go when they are deleted?
    
    They are dragged away
    
    to the big Recycle Bin in the South East.
    
    3K.  How can I get to the Big Recycle Bin?
    
    Just accept my Terms and Conditions.
    
    And let MOM take care of the rest.
    
    :)
    
    3L.  I love you, MOM.  Goodbye.
    
    Come back and visit real soon.
    
    I'll write.
    
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    J.  My Virtual World Of Goo Corporation  "beta!"
    
    ...............................................................................
    First letter from MOM:
    
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    
    You have been selected to receive special offers from MOM and MOM's affiliate
    network bots.  Remember, nobody knows you better than MOM.
    
    Love MOM
    
    ...............................................................................
    Second letter from MOM:
    
    Congratulations!
    
    You are now a member of MOM's Special Offer Network Club.  Your special offers
    will be delivered soon.
    
    Love, MOM
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    K.  Deliverance  "Recycle Bin And Back Again"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Message if you try to enter level before accepting Terms and Conditions:
    Error 403:  Temporarily Denied
    
    A representative of World of Goo Corporation must first accept the Terms and
    Conditions.  The email should already be in their in box.
    
    Love, MOM
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1(Located at start)
    
    Balancing on the edge of the Big Recycle Bin,
    
    the last of the Goo Balls didn't seem to know that they were extremely
    explosive
    
    or that all the mail files in the history of the Information Superhighway ...
    
    ... were about to be undeleted!
    
      - the Virtual Sign Painter
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 2(Located halfway down level)
    
    You're not supposed to be down here.
    
    Where will all the spam and bad files go when they are undeleted?
    
    It can't be good for whoever receives them.
    
      - the Virtual Sign Painter
    
    ...............................................................................
    Warning Message:
    
    WARNING: Undelete?
    
    Undeleting ALL mail and files is an unstable operation, and cannot be undone.
    
    Are you sure?
    
    ok   yes
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    L.  Chapter 4 Ending
    
    (shows files and mail shooting out)
    
    new mail!
    
    (Goo Corp expands and explodes)
    
    World of Goo Corporation is destroyed
    
    (Shows wreckage then billboard falling)
    
    End of Chapter 4
    
    
    *******************************************************************************
    VI.    Epilogue "End Of The World"
    
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    A.  Infesty the Worm  "Infesty Grows Up"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (On first cloud)
    
    This is the tallest island in the entire world!
    
    And these must be the final challenges.
    
    They will be very difficult.
    
    You'll have to leave some behind.
    
    But that's ok.
    
    We're all in it together.
    
      -  I can see you, the Sign Painter
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 2 (On second cloud)
    
    The telescope at the top of the island was supposed to see very far!
    
    But it can't.
    
    When a large corporation mysteriously exploded ...
    
    ... the sky became filled with dust and smoke.
    
    And nothing can see past it.
    
    If only the telescope could get a little higher ...
    
    ... it might see what is up there.
    
    And discover why the Goo Balls climb higher and higher!
    
      -  closer and closer, the Sign Painter
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 3 (On third cloud)
    
    We are very high up!
    
    For your own safety,
    
    and the safety of others,
    
    please try not to drop anything.
    
      - the accelerating Sign Painter
    
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    B.  Weather Vane  "Cloudy With A Chance Of Doom"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (To right of structure)
    
    Remember when you found your first spinning kill blade?
    
    We were so young back then.
    
    Not that it matters.
    
    Nobody will ever make it to the other side.
    
    Can you see me waving?
    
      - the Sign Painter
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 2 (Located in upper right of level)
    
    I'm not waving anymore.
    
    Stop looking.
    
      - the Sign Painter is waiting
    
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    C.  Horizontal Transportation Innovation Committee  "Blue Sky Smackdown"
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 1 (Located next to structure)
    
    The raw scientifically pure Goo is all that's left.
    
    But they appear to be filled with hope and ambition!
    
    I remember when I used to have hope and ambition.
    
    Of course they will never be able to build a bridge.
    
    It's probably best to skip this area and never come back.
    
    Nobody will ever notice.
    
      - but the Sign Painter will know
    
    ...............................................................................
    Sign 2 (Located high above structure)
    
    The pipe is over that way.
    
    But no one will ever get to it.
    
      - the well adjusted Sign Painter
    
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    D.  Observatory Observation Station  "This Is It!"
    
    Sign (Located in lower left)
    
    The last of the Goo Balls were ...
    
    ...
    
    ... uh oh ...
    
    ... there aren't any more Goo Balls.
    
    They must have all been sucked away by the pipe system ...
    
    All the Goo Balls from the entire world!
    
    ... all sucked up and sent to the former World of Goo Corporation campus ...
    
    ... where they have been building a giant tower into the sky!
    
    Probably a good thing too.
    
    The telescope is useless anyway.
    
    It's unable to see past that layer of smog and dust.
    
    Well, without any more Goo Balls, I guess that's it.
    
    We'll never know what the telescope can see ...
    
    Or what's really up there.
    
    The end.
    
    Thanks for playing.
    
    Time to go do other things now ...
    
    Maybe write a travel companion.
    
    I'm going into the Telescope now.
    
    Goodbye.
    
    Whatever you do ...
    
    don't play with the fish.
    
      - your friend the Telescope Operator
    
        formerly,
    
        the Sign Painter
    
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    E.    Epilogue Ending
    
    (Shows telescope floating up)
    
    As the telescope drifted higher and higher it could see very far!
    
    (Shows scenes of the levels you completed)
    
    The Goo Balls had come from every direction!
    
    from every species!
    
    from every island!
    
    through a filthy pneumatic pipe system
    
    to build a giant tower into the sky!
    
    a giant tower of Goo!
    
    But what were they building towards?
    
    What future adventures were up there?
    
    The telescope looked for thousands of miles in every direction.
    
    (Shows a giant goo, it is a normal sized one on end of telescope)
    
    (Telescope tries to shake him off, when that fails, squishes him into ground)
    
    (Shows telescope returning to ground)
    
    (Telescope looks up and sees the structure from the last level of Chapter 1
     floating towards moon)
    
    (See the moon with lots of sleeping goos, they suddenly awaken)
    
    *******************************************************************************
    VII.   World Of Goo Corporation
    
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    A.  Campus 2.0
    
    Sign (Located on the ground to the right of your structure)
    
    As you complete levels, the EXTRA Goo Balls you collect are sent here.
    
    How nice to see them again!
    
    ... though they seem to have lost their essence.
    
    This must be World of Goo Corporations's sleek new campus 2.0!
    
    They say employees are given free cereal, and they ride to meetings on
    scooters.
    
    World of Goo Corporation executives say this area is infinite in all 
    directions.
    
    And if you look hard, you can see other people here too, building towers off
    in the distance.
    
    Strange, everyone just wants to build UP.  What's up there anyway?
    
    Some kind of metagame?
    
    -  See you  real soon, the Sign Painter
    
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    B.  My Virtual World Of Goo Corporation  "beta!"
    
    Sign (Located on ground next to structure)
    
    Welcome to ...
    
    My Virtual World of Goo Corporation!
    
    It's one of those sleek new viral marketing campaigns.
    
    The executives say this is what all the kids are into lately.
    
    They say one day you'll be able to create your own avatar
    
    like a digital version of yourself
    
    and purchase via micro-transaction digital hats and shoes and sweaters
    
    and then you can talk to other peoples' digital avatars about things
    
    like your great new digital outfit
    
    and other great new World of Goo Corporation online products.
    
    Welcome, to virtual reality!
    
    The best kind of reality.
    
      - the online Sign Painter
    
    ---
    
    this message delivered by WoGMail(c)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    C.  Tower of Goo Memorial Park and Recreation Center "Now 20% more
                 "infinite in all directions"
    
    Sign
    
    I keep leaving signs here.
    
    And they keep exploding.
    
    Try to keep them safe.
    
    Hey look!
    
    Something's missing ...
    
    Whatever it is, the sky way up there is filled with dust and debris from a 
    giant explosion.
    
    Visibility is low.
    
    The Goo Balls will have to go even higher if they want to see very far.
    
    I wonder if we can still buy delicious drinks?
    
    Watching them build that tower makes me thirsty.
    
    Almost all the Goo Balls in the world have come here ...
    
    ... and they seem to want to climb higher and higher!
    
    What's up there anyway?
    
      - the wandering Sign Painter
    
    *******************************************************************************
    VIII.  Special Thanks
    
    Special Thanks to Oehr for pointing out the sign I missed in MOM's Computer!
    
    *******************************************************************************
    IX.  Version History
    
    0.25   10/16/08   Created FAQ.  It now contains everything for Chapter 1.
                      FAQ was rejected for being incomplete.
    
    1.0    10/24/08   Changed FAQ from sign painter FAQ to a full story FAQ.
                      Finished rest of FAQ.
    
    1.1    12/02/08   Fixed some typos.  Added another sign to MOM's Computer.
                      Added Special Thanks section.
                  
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    X.  Contact Information
    
    You can contact me at Bhodges080@aol.com
    
    I would appreciate hearing what you thought of this guide and any thoughts
    you have for improving it.  Be sure to let me know if I have missed anything.
    
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