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#1 Ralis

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:02 PM

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Welcome to the Ralis Conundrum!

 

Every Wednesday, at some varying point of the day, I'll be posting some sort of weekly challenge for you to figure out. Each week brings a new puzzle: it may be a math problem, a riddle or something else entirely. Whatever it may be, you'll have to use a little (or a lot of) brain power to figure it out. These puzzles may require knowledge outside of Ragnarok! Anyone is capable of finding the answer, but I cannot guarantee you will always know what to do if you have little to no understanding of Ragnarok, computers, math, science, etc.

 

The competition is open to both servers! Chaos Renewal and Classic Loki players may both enter their answers. It may help you to know, then, that the answer to each challenge will be something that can be found by players of both servers.

 

Correct answers may win a prize at the end of the week. However, only a certain number of prizes can be given out and all correct answers are entered into the prize pool. Please do not try and use multiple accounts to get better odds! We check account connections. If you're caught doing this, you will be automatically disqualified from present and future competitions... Including OTHER events on the forums as well.

 

Correct answers that are not chosen for the weekly prize will gain points depending on how many people get the correct answer! When you've saved up 20 points (points will be kept track in the 3rd post of each thread), you can PM me any time during the week to trade your points in for the current week's prize. You may only trade in points once a week for a single prize, so keep that in mind if you're trying to save up for a "better" prize. Winners of the weekly prize may PM me by the end of the week to opt out of the weekly prize, instead receiving the amount of points awarded as a participation prize for that week, up to a maximum of 20.

 

Please keep in mind that the theme for each week is not always a factor in figuring out the puzzle. This does not mean that it will never have an impact, but rather that you should not assume that you must travel to a location or that the answer must fit the theme given in that week's conundrum.

 

Please do not post or PM your answers. Use the link below the challenge to submit answers!

 

You may freely adjust your entry until each week's deadline.

 

Helpful links:

 

iRO Wiki

iRO Wiki Renewal Database

iRO Wiki Classic Database

Google

 

I don't consider search engines cheating. You will never find the answer directly, but always use your resources!

 

Please be cautious when asking questions about the puzzle of the week on the forums as they could end up being hints for others. You are always welcome to PM me with any questions you may have.

 

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Week 13: Mountains to Molehills [ 11/12 - 11/18 ]

 

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While trekking over Mt. Mjolnir, you stumble upon the home of a very crazy hermit. There's a storm brewing, and you need shelter, but he refuses to open the door unless you can solve his riddle.

 

"The clue's in the title! Answer my question and I shall let you in. BweeHEEhawHEEHEEbweeHA!*"

 

*This is my best attempt at translating his laugh. It's just too crazy to put into words. I seriously don't know why you'd want to share a cabin with this dude... I think I'd rather brave the storm, but whatever. He'll probably give you a reward if you get the answer right.

 

A page from what looks to be Chef King Orleans Vol. 1 is slipped under the door, along with a note with a slew of numbers written all over it:

 

3 1 4 1
4 2 12 5
4 4 4 3
2 3 9 2
3 5 3 1
4 2 7 6
3 1 4 1
2 3 1 5
1 2 12 6
3 4 5 5
4 1 13 4
4 1 1 1
4 1 1 2
2 2 2 1
4 4 13 3
1 1 11 1
3 3 9 4
1 2 1 4
3 2 15 2
4 1 2 2
1 1 4 8
3 2 1 1
4 1 7 2
4 1 3 11
2 1 2 5
1 3 2 2
3 4 10 3
4 4 9 10
4 1 5 4
3 3 14 1
4 4 4 3
2 1 14 7
1 1 1 1

 

What is the answer to the crazy hermit's question?

 

Click Here To Submit Your Answer

 

This week's prize:

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Adventurer's Trusty Towel [1]

 

The competition ends Tuesday, November 18th at 11:59 PM PST! Good luck!

 

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Edited by Ralis, 12 November 2014 - 02:29 AM.

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:48 PM

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Week 12: Wheel Difficult [ 11/5 - 11/11 ]

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Lately I've "spoke"n to a lot of people about puzzles being too easy and I'm getting "wheel" "tire"d of it, so this "round" is gonna be a little more difficult!

 

Starting on a specific letter, if you spin the wheel (pictured above) with the same amount of force every spin, you can form a 10-letter word, phrase or name from the world of Ragnarok. Assume that there is no variance in the strength of the spin, that there is no resistance to the spin and that all lettered sections are the same size.

 

What is the 10-letter word, phrase or name?

 

Last week's prize:

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Sunglasses [1]

 

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The answer is ODINSHRINE.

 

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Starting on the "O", you can either go nine spaces to the right or seven spaces to the left (depending on which way you wanted to spin the wheel) to get your next letter. Continuing the pattern by moving the same amount of spaces for each letter would eventually spell out the answer: ODINSHRINE.

 

I did not ask for a specific format for this week's Conundrum, so all of the variations that were submitted (Odin Shrine, ODIN SHRINE, etc.) were accepted as well!

 

There were 50 correct answers this week, and the five winners are:

Tinatan, donJackson9999, Viri, JIGSAW and 1146140805101228910 (AKA Inane)!

Congratulations!

 

Everyone else that answered correctly but did not get selected for the weekly prize have earned 2 points this week!

 

Your prize will (eventually) be mailed to or in the inventory of the character you listed on the answer page. If you would like to opt to not receive this week's prize and instead receive points equal to the participation prize, please PM me before the end of the week.

 

Please note: the two-week guarantee thing wasn't working too well as Oda has a lot of other responsibilities that come before getting prizes out. I will try to post in the current week's thread what prizes have been given out, but please be aware that you will get your prizes eventually, it just might take a few weeks. If I've posted that prizes for the week you won have been given out and you don't have yours, then THAT would be the time to PM Oda or I. Sorry about the inconvenience!

 

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Edited by Ralis, 11 November 2014 - 11:10 PM.

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#3 Ralis

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:54 PM

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These are the points players have earned so far. If you do not want your points displayed, PM me and I will keep track of them privately.

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Happy Birthday to the Following Players:

 

13 D111
13 TheGull
14 estebin94
15 Raei
15 rinlen02
17 Ualxam
18 Hoeee
 

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Week 12: Wheel Difficult [ 11/5 - 11/11 ]

Week 11: Nightmare on Elf Street [ 10/29 - 11/4 ]

Week 10: Ice Bin Challenge [ 10/22 - 10/28 ]

Week 9: Paradox [ 10/15 - 10/21 ]

Week 8: Scavenger Hunt [ 10/8 - 10/14 ]

Week 7: Pyramid Scheme [ 10/1 - 10/7 ]

Week 6: Where in the World [ 9/24 - 9/30 ]

Week 5: Trouble With Tiles [ 9/17 - 9/23 ]

Week 4: A Colorful Conundrum [ 9/10 - 9/16 ]

Week 3: Unlock the Safe [ 9/3 - 9/9 ]

Week 2: As The Kasa Flies [ 8/27 - 9/2 ]

Week 1: Mystery Picture [ 8/20 - 8/26 ]

 

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:37 PM

Actually there's a small mistake in the riddle ralis.You should solve it again and see.

Anyways answer sent.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:41 PM

Thanks for the heads up, it's been corrected. :)


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:44 PM

I actually had to program last week's puzzle and used brute force x.x
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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:47 PM

It was one of those things that may not have been necessarily difficult, but it probably ate up a fair bit of time~


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:48 PM

Erm what does that towel do? What i found is that it's an accessory but doesn't actually do anything?


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:51 PM

It gives you the beach outfit, but you can't attack or use skills while doing it.

 

It's like a permanent version of the Santa Suit, except for summer. :D


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#10 tsukinomori

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:56 PM

I actually had to program last week's puzzle and used brute force x.x

 

Yeah, I wrote a program that printed out all the possibilities and then eyeballed the list to find the answer too.


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 12:26 AM

And this week's prize is liek the best one I've seen YET.

Oh RNG god pl0x.
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Posted 12 November 2014 - 12:59 AM

Are we supposed to use only THAT page from the book or are we supposed to use the entire book?
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Posted 12 November 2014 - 01:23 AM

Can't say, sorry!


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 02:10 AM

Kinda surprised if the old geezer could slip a whole book under the door.

At least the towel should keep you warm.
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Posted 12 November 2014 - 02:13 AM

Kinda surprised if the old geezer could slip a whole book under the door.


Could be a thin volume or a door with a lot of space underneath.
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Posted 12 November 2014 - 02:31 AM

It says a page is slipped under the door, not the whole book.
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Posted 12 November 2014 - 02:36 AM

It says a page is slipped under the door, not the whole book.


Ralis' comment makes me think otherwise.
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Posted 12 November 2014 - 05:58 AM

Am i the only one who doesn't understand this one at all? XD


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 09:59 AM

Figured it out that took a few minutes to get it lol


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 10:37 AM

Figured it out that took a few minutes to get it lol

 

Y U do dis, I feel even more dumb now :sob:


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 09:36 PM

i was always sad they never continued the story. it's actually a pretty hilarious read


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 09:43 AM

The list of numbers is confusing.

 

Is the answer supposed to be a word, phrase, or what.

 

I've never seen the reward item before & can't find it listed on any of the databases or Ragial. What is this?


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 04:13 PM

It gives you the beach outfit, but you can't attack or use skills while doing it.

It's like a permanent version of the Santa Suit, except for summer. :D

Thats what it does. As for the question, i still cant figure out anything. Im assuming we are supposed to figure out the question from the set of numbers and/or the paragraph and also the answer.

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 04:15 PM

Its definitely solvable. It took me like 15 minutes to figure it out
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Posted 14 November 2014 - 07:18 PM

I like the towel as a prize =o keeps it valuable for old players while still giving new players a chance. Is Oda just going to put one on their account?


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