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#1 Ralis

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 04:45 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.

 

Prizes are always subject to change based on Oda's discretion.

 

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 20: Mystery Monster [ 1/14 - 1/20 ]

 

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The above image shows an enlarged area of a certain monster that can be found in Rune-Midgarts.

 

What is the monster?

 

Click Here To Submit Your Answers

 

This week's prize:

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HE Bubble Gum x20

 

The competition ends Tuesday, January 20th at 11:59 PM PST! Good luck!

 

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 05:14 PM

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Week 19: Christmas Conundrum [ 1/7 - 1/13 ]

 

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It's been awhile! Sorry for the hiatus (and for the lateness of this conundrum). The holidays were a busy time for me at work, and I've also been taking a bit of a break from RO recently. Now that a new term of school has started, it seems like it's time for another round of conundrums!

 

Speaking of busy holidays... Do you know who else had a busy holiday? That's right, our favorite Ragnarok family... The Brandos!

 

Mr. and Mrs. Brando sat down with their three children on Christmas to enjoy a nice home-cooked dinner together. Each of them sat in a particular place at the table and each of them had a favorite item from the menu. Your job is to figure out who sat where and who liked what using these clues:

 

1. The person to the left of Cherice loved either the ham or beef.
2. Brando Jr. sat between Mr. and Mrs. Brando.
3. The person to the right of Cherice loved the roast beef.
4. Mrs. Brando made the mashed potatoes and pecan pie.
5. Cherice sat to the left of one of her brothers.
6. Mr. Brando cooked the ham and dinner rolls.
7. The person that loves pecan pie sat to the left of Kipp.
8. No one cooked their favorite dish.
9. The person to the left of Mrs. Brando loved the dinner rolls.

 

Who sat to the left of Mr. Brando and what was their favorite menu item?

 

Last week's prize (back by popular demand):

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Gangster Scarf

 

 

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The answer is Kipp and Roast Beef.

 

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The above gif shows my thought process of working through this puzzle. For the most part, you can knock some things off simply by reading the clues. Others are a little more complicated and require you to think about multiple clues at once (or to just be logical):

 

1. Obviously no one can be to the left of themselves.

2. Since Brando Jr. is between his two parents and Cherice is to the left of one of her brothers, she must be to the left of Kipp.

3. The person to the right of Cherice likes Roast Beef; since Cherice is to the left of Kipp, Kipp likes the Roast Beef.

4. As you get towards the end of the puzzle, you need to check each of the three sections to eliminate possibilities in other sections.

 

Eventually, you should be able to place every family member in their correct seat and identify their favorite foods.

 

There were 64 (ack) correct answers this week, and the five winners are:

Ripples, arypratama, jamdonutjam, MatsuTana and laksalot!

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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Posted 14 January 2015 - 05:23 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:

 

16 zerowon
17 ZeroTigress
18 mikumikurini
 

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Week 19: Christmas Conundrum [ 1/7 - 1/13 ]

Week 18: The Road so Far [ 12/17 - 12/23 ]

Week 17: That's a Wrap! [ 12/10 - 12/16 ]

Week 16: Back to Basics [ 12/3 - 12/9 ]

Week 15: Primal Instinct [ 11/26 - 12/2 ]

Week 14: Missing Monster [ 11/19 - 11/25 ]

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

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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#4 neko1231

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 05:33 PM

wondering when will my oca reward arrive...seems a long time past already


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 05:34 PM

Few notes:

 

1. Prizes are subject to change based on Oda's discretion. For instance, some prizes may just not be possible on Classic and may need to be substituted, or Oda may determine if a prize has a value that is too high. It looks like only one safe to 10 certificate was handed out to winners from a few weeks ago, for instance.

 

2. Please make sure you're giving me ONE answer, not possibilities of what it could be (I had quite a few answers for this last week that put Kipp's favorite food down as "either ham or roast beef" which doesn't count!)

 

3. I may need to start removing people from the points list after, say, 10 weeks of inactivity. It's getting pretty lengthy.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 05:35 PM

wondering when will my oca reward arrive...seems a long time past already

 

Week 15 prizes were the last to go out, I believe.


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#7 tsukinomori

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 05:36 PM

Another "tough for color blind folks" puzzle ...


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#8 arypratama

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:10 PM

wohoo, i won last quiz, and it seems like i know the answer for this quiz already, answer sent !


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 07:01 PM

Can you tell us which area of the monster got enlarged, please?


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 07:40 PM

Nope, sorry.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 07:43 PM

Not even upper/lower? Please~


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:26 AM

Answer sent! I still haven't won a single time... suppose I'll stay up top in the point list and wait for a good prize that I want and exchange my points for it. Sadly I didn't have enough points when there was something i wanted Q.Q


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:38 AM

3. I may need to start removing people from the points list after, say, 10 weeks of inactivity. It's getting pretty lengthy.

 

the conundrums have become like airline miles, complete with expirations and blackout dates :P


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:02 AM

Dammit...ive been watching forums for the return of the conundrums and missed last weeks :(

Answer sent for this weeks... was a nice easy one for the return :D

 

also, good to see the conundrums back ralis :D


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:03 AM

Dammit...ive been watching forums for the return of the conundrums and missed last weeks :(

Answer sent for this weeks... was a nice easy one for the return :D

 

also, good to see the conundrums back ralis :D

 

you've won enough anyway :P


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 08:36 AM

you've won enough anyway :P

hahah you are right xD he/she (idk really xD) has won a lot xD

 

btw answer sent ^^


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:29 AM

i suspect i dont know this monster since i havent really dwelved into the new world parts and stuff..


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:39 PM

hahah you are right xD he/she (idk really xD) has won a lot xD

 

btw answer sent ^^

 

 

you've won enough anyway :P

 

I've only won once o.O.... :D


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:27 PM

'twas a good reward /ok


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:20 PM

I've only won once o.O.... :D


Lol u are right, I got confused coz u answered almost all the puzzles :D
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Posted 21 January 2015 - 01:43 PM

So who got this/what was it? lmao RALISSSSSS HALPP


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 01:56 PM

(hint) question was unfair for ppl who don't play RG~

 

(also i had to program something to figure it out =.=)


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:05 PM

(hint) question was unfair for ppl who don't play RG~

 

(also i had to program something to figure it out =.=)

 

Lol I was about to give up and then I looked at my RG and got it, zoom in with paint pls.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:06 PM

There are only so many monsters.

(Also Ralis forgot to set the survey to close automatically, so maybe you shouldn't be giving away the answer yet.)
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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:08 PM

I think it time stamps when they send it in and he throws out any late responses? or so I thought that's how he did it.


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