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NationStates Puzzle Challenge [OPEN]

Postby 0110110101100101 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:20 am

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Welcome to the NationStates Puzzle Challenge, this is a complex multi-stage puzzle that is open to regional teams, inter-regional teams, groups of individuals and indivividuals that want to be the first to find the final answer.

The puzzles will be posted on a schedule, once or twice a month, and they will be open for 5 days.

Once the challenge has ended, the teams or individuals that passed through the finnish line will be ranked and awarded here in this thread.
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Postby Davelands » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:50 am

Well, 28005... I'm intrigued.
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Postby The Church of Satan » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:24 am

I know this is meant to be recruitment for some region but I just like the challenge. :P
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Postby Kaystein » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:32 pm

Evil wolf?

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Postby Aivintis » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:20 am

Serious 3301 vibes here, but I'll bite. Allow me to retrieve my tinfoil hat.

~L
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Postby Sancta Romana Ecclesia » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:36 am

raises an eyebrow

Huh.
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Postby Darkesia » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:39 am

Poppy is the only other player I know that names a nation with Binary. This one is named "Me" so that's not much help. I love a puzzle. But I hate recruitment spam on the RMB.

So conflicted.
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Postby Sensorland » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:44 am

Darkesia wrote:Poppy is the only other player I know that names a nation with Binary. This one is named "Me" so that's not much help. I love a puzzle. But I hate recruitment spam on the RMB.

So conflicted.

Indeed. Intriguing, despite the adspam.
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Postby Sancta Romana Ecclesia » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:50 am

Darkesia wrote:Poppy is the only other player I know that names a nation with Binary. This one is named "Me" so that's not much help. I love a puzzle. But I hate recruitment spam on the RMB.

So conflicted.

They were doing adspam? :(
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Postby Xoriet » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:04 am

Darkesia wrote:Poppy is the only other player I know that names a nation with Binary. This one is named "Me" so that's not much help. I love a puzzle. But I hate recruitment spam on the RMB.

So conflicted.

I only suppressed because its's pretty clearly stated here as recruitment. Otherwise it would have been neat to keep up there. :p
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Postby 0110110101100101 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:09 am

Xoriet wrote:
Darkesia wrote:Poppy is the only other player I know that names a nation with Binary. This one is named "Me" so that's not much help. I love a puzzle. But I hate recruitment spam on the RMB.

So conflicted.

I only suppressed because its's pretty clearly stated here as recruitment. Otherwise it would have been neat to keep up there. :p


This is not spam, it's a game for everyone that wants to complete it and a recruitment method for everyone that wants to join at the end.

it's not just recruitment, it is written in the OP.
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Postby Evrigenis » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:11 am

Aivintis wrote:Serious 3301 vibes here, but I'll bite. Allow me to retrieve my tinfoil hat.

~L

The OP's author is "me" in ASCII. That must be the 0th clue. Allow me to retrieve my comp sci degree.

The first thing this reminded me of was notpron and Satoshi's treasure.

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Postby Darkesia » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:14 am

0110110101100101 wrote:
This is not spam, it's a game for everyone that wants to complete it and a recruitment method for everyone that wants to join at the end.

it's not just recruitment, it is written in the OP.
But see, that's the thing. It's stated in the OP that it is recruitment. Not just recruitment is still recruitment and therefore against most feeder standards.
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Postby Yokiria » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:59 am

Well, all I can tell right now is that your image is by Sara Blake, and you blurred the image. I assume you blurred it so that people wouldn't waste time looking at all the random background details, but it could also be symbolism for "blurred vision". Dunno.
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Postby Aivintis » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:26 am

Darkesia wrote:Poppy is the only other player I know that names a nation with Binary. This one is named "Me" so that's not much help. I love a puzzle. But I hate recruitment spam on the RMB.

So conflicted.

The binary translation was the first thing I did, too, but I didn't think of Poppy. What do the numbers in the flag say?
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It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!

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Postby Pacomia » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:28 am

Aivintis wrote:
Darkesia wrote:Poppy is the only other player I know that names a nation with Binary. This one is named "Me" so that's not much help. I love a puzzle. But I hate recruitment spam on the RMB.

So conflicted.

The binary translation was the first thing I did, too, but I didn't think of Poppy. What fo the numbers in the flag say?

Tried to figure it out, but the oceans are in the way.
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Postby Aivintis » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:30 am

Pacomia wrote:
Aivintis wrote:The binary translation was the first thing I did, too, but I didn't think of Poppy. What fo the numbers in the flag say?

Tried to figure it out, but the oceans are in the way.

This might be ye ole tinfoil hat talking, but maybe that's the point? To leave out some stuff? Or maybe it just skips over the ocean onto land.
It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!

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Postby Yokiria » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:58 am

Aivintis wrote:
Pacomia wrote:Tried to figure it out, but the oceans are in the way.

This might be ye ole tinfoil hat talking, but maybe that's the point? To leave out some stuff? Or maybe it just skips over the ocean onto land.

The flag is just a stock image. It has no meaning.

You can see the watermarks faded into the flag's oceans when you compare the two.
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I hope whatever Binary Mary is posting next, it's more interesting than the initial stuff.
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Postby 0110110101100101 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:00 pm

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Note: don't disclose the solutions, I will end it

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Postby Pacomia » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:00 pm

It has begun
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Postby Aivintis » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:17 pm

0110110101100101 wrote:
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Note: don't disclose the solutions, I will end it

This is basically 3301. Honestly.
It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!

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Postby Egg Amen » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:56 pm

Oh, is it obvious?
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Postby Raionitu » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:05 pm

Seems like almost also ARGs start with image analysis/manipulation these days.
You said don't disclose solutions, what are you thoughts on people working together to solve puzzles?
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Postby 0110110101100101 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:14 pm

Raionitu wrote:Seems like almost also ARGs start with image analysis/manipulation these days.
You said don't disclose solutions, what are you thoughts on people working together to solve puzzles?


Well I guess it depends on the individual, if you want to do it by yourself to test your abilities or if you want to use the internet hive mind...anyway, I can't stop people from working together on discord channels or other ways of communication.

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