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#1 Ralis

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:06 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 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.

 

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 27: The Missing Link [ 3/18 - 3/24 ]

 

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The answer for this week is Potato! Without the exclamation mark at the end, of course.

 

...But this is awkward. It seems that I've misplaced the link of where to go to submit the answer. I know it's in this thread somewhere... Maybe you can find it?

 

Click Somewhere To Submit Your Answer

 

This week's prize:

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3x Battle Manual x10

 

The competition ends Tuesday, March 24th at 11:59 PM PST! Good luck!

 

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#2 Ralis

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:13 PM

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Week 26: Smart Darts [ 3/4 - 3/10 ]

 

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Since the Week 5 Conundrum, the owner of that bar in the southwest corner of Prontera has been getting a lot more patrons. So many, in fact, that he's come up with a new contest! On the back wall of the bar he's placed a dartboard (it's pictured above). The values of each space around the outer perimeter, as well as the center, have been marked on the board. Each space closer to the center acts as a multiplier (x1, or face value, for hitting a space on the outer ring, x2 for hitting a space in the middle ring, and x3 for hitting a space in the inner ring). The center circle is worth 100 points, but that's kind of pointless: the goal is to win a prize by scoring 91 points with three darts. However, there's a catch. There are three colors on the board, and you can only hit one of each color. In addition, the score from the red space must be the largest number while your score from the green space must be the smallest number (after multiplication).

 

What is the total value of the three numbers you must hit if they were added together at face value (before any multiplication from hitting middle / inner spots)?

 

Last week's prize:

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Succubus Egg

 

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The answer is 36.

 

(8)x3 = 24 (Green)

(11)x3 = 33 (Blue)

(17)x2 = 34 (Red)

 

24+33+34=91

 

Now just add up the base values for the answer!

 

8+11+17 = 36

 

There were 46 correct answers this week, and the five winners are:

Shomaye, Ripples, mic9010, Kalten and bunnywunny!

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 18 March 2015 - 03:24 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:

 

12 Bazookina
13 Volt88
15 Zeniachan
15 RalfShinon(VolkeSin)
16 Clericous
19 Cuppycakex
21 Esalis
21 k1ngrome
22 Charon
23 p4r4d0x99x (Z.inc)
 

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Week 26: Smart Darts [ 3/4 - 3/10 ]

Week 25: Reliable Unreliability [ 2/25 - 3/3 ]

Week 24: Commonality [ 2/11 - 2/17 ]

Week 23: Word Web [ 2/4 - 2/10 ]

Week 22: Follow the Rainbow [ 1/28 - 2/3 ]

Week 21: Nine Numbers [ 1/21 - 1/27 ]

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

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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Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:35 PM

Annnd we're back!

 

And it's time for a big change in how the puzzle operates:

 

Starting this week, there will be no random weekly prize winners. Everyone will simply gain points which they can then redeem for whatever the prize for that week happens to be.

 

The rotating prize may also be temporary: I'm going to sit down with Oda and discuss a list of prizes that either have similar values for the same amount of points, or make a 'tier' of sorts that you can trade 5 points in for a single Battle Manual, 20 for a rare pet egg, 30 for a slotted mid gear, etc.

 

Unfortunately the weekly prizes were a big cause of stress for both Oda and I, and I want doing these puzzles to be fun for me so that I can continue doing them. Also... Be honest, did you really feel that the effort put in for a single puzzle was equal to some of the other contests people put on that require cooking, crafting, etc.? :)

 

Lastly, everyone will still get their prizes from weeks prior to this one, including the winners from last week's Smart Darts puzzle.

 

Thanks for your understanding and hopefully this won't drive people away from continuing to send in answers!


Edited by Ralis, 18 March 2015 - 03:35 PM.

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#5 Necrohealiac

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:53 PM

Welcome back Ralis!! my offer still stands as far as me helping you get caught up on the points :x

 

then you can adopt Ren's system going forward.

 

additionally people who wanted to redeem their pts for prizes prior to this week will still get it too right?


Edited by Necrohealiac, 18 March 2015 - 03:54 PM.

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#6 MorseCoder

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:56 PM

Welcome back! This one was pretty funny. :)

 

EDIT: The name of the new survey still has "Smart Darts" in the title.


Edited by MorseCoder, 18 March 2015 - 04:00 PM.

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#7 LawrenzTyr18

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:59 PM

Oh god....Ralis is back! :D Welcome back Ralis! :D

I hope the exam went well for you! :D

Can't wait for next week's conundrum! :D

Please keep up the good work of these conundrum puzzles...because they are bloody awesome! ;_____;


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#8 Ralis

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:59 PM

Welcome back Ralis!! my offer still stands as far as me helping you get caught up on the points :x

 

then you can adopt Ren's system going forward.

 

additionally people who wanted to redeem their pts for prizes prior to this week will still get it too right?

 

Thanks. :D

 

And yes, I've already made notes of people that wanted to redeem points.
 


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 05:01 PM

Welcome back! This one was pretty funny. :)

 

EDIT: The name of the new survey still has "Smart Darts" in the title.

 

Fixed! Thanks!


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#10 bloodyrascal

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:53 PM

Also... Be honest, did you really feel that the effort put in for a single puzzle was equal to some of the other contests people put on that require cooking, crafting, etc.? :)


Absolutely. No pun intended, but every week you really leave me puzzled on how you come up with an interesting new puzzle everytime. It seems like it is more of a challenge to make a puzzle than actually solve it. Efforts you put in don't end at making the puzzle. What follows is even more tasking like maintaining the scoreboard. But despite all that, you keep coming every week with a brand new puzzle. Thank you for your dedication and keep up doing a great job.. :)

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 01:01 AM

Funny  :heh:

 

This is the first time i'm participating  :pif:

 

Agree with bloodyrascal. Keep it up man!


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 05:13 AM

This is so hard!


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 06:57 AM

Welcome back Ralis! Do you have an estimate on when people will receive the rewards from previous weeks?
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Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:26 AM

I knew I smelled something fishy!


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 01:30 PM

Welcome back. I hope you got good marks in your exams ;)

 

This one was quite easy. I won't give any hints, but it was piece of cake.

 

Also, I prefer the new reward system. Randomness was never my thing in RO.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

im not quite sure how, but apparently i got it right. im not sure if i did it the way it was intended to, lol


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:45 PM

oh wow, was selected for the last random gift run.. I believe in luck again, thanks Ralis (maybe Oda?)


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