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#1 Ralis

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:24 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 clarifying questions you may have.

 

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Week 31: Tile Trouble Two [ 4/15 - 4/21 ]

 

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That little bar in southwest Prontera is back with another tile puzzle for you to solve!

 

"Business is booming," the owner tells you, "So I've ordered another set of tiles to put around the tables! This one asks a question, and I just need the answer for some fabulous prizes!"

 

The tiles, he says, should be arranged in one single row so that there are two lines of words. Hint: there will be no space between the first and second line of words.

 

What is the answer to the question?

 

Click Here To Submit Your Answer

 

This week's prize:

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Dullahan Egg

 

The competition ends Tuesday, April 21st at 11:59 PM PST! Good luck!

 

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Edited by Ralis, 16 April 2015 - 11:38 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:04 PM

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Week 30: Starving Sageworms [ 4/8 - 4/14 ]

 

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Last week we learned about Sageworms and their taste for Ridewords. While searching for that gigantic Rideword, you happen to come across a stack of the five smallest types of Ridewords (one of each), their covers all facing up and their bindings all facing the same direction. There's a Sageworm-sized hole going down the middle of the stack (from the front cover of the top Rideword right down through the last page of the bottom Rideword). The front and back covers of the Ridewords are 3 millimeters thick and each page is 0.1 millimeters thick.

 

How deep, in millimeters, is the hole? Round to the nearest whole millimeter.

 

Last week's prize:

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Mystical Card Album x2

 

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The answer is 704.

 

The five smallest page lengths (or, in other words, the five smallest item IDs) are 1006, 1097, 1553, 1554 and 1555. If each page is 0.1 millimeter thick, the thickness of the pages of each book are:

 

100.6

109.7

155.3

155.4

155.5

 

Now we just need to add the thickness of nine covers (3mm each for a total of 27mm), as the Sageworm only ate through the last page of the bottom book.

 

Our total is 703.5. Rounded up, we get our answer: 704!

 

There were 28 correct answers, so everyone that answered correctly earns 3 points this week!

 

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:07 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:

 

17 Chigikogou
17 SuzakuAniceto
20 MattXcheW
20 Baturiano
21 SidleyBear
 

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Week 30: Starving Sageworms [ 4/8 - 4/14 ]

Week 29: The Biggest Book [ 4/1 - 4/7 ]

Week 28: Diamond in the Rough [ 3/25 - 3/31 ]

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

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 15 April 2015 - 09:20 PM

Greetings all~

 

This will serve as very early warning that we **may** be nearing the end of these weekly puzzles, at least with me as the host. I simply don't play Ragnarok any more and I'm not sure if I'll be coming back, so I am thinking about calling it quits at the end of the school year (sometime in June).

 

We will see if someone else takes up the reins or not, and for now don't worry too much about it. We still have several weeks to go, and we'll think of something for people to turn in points when all is said and done!


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#5 Kelly

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 07:52 AM

How about letting us choose what to exchange our points for? :D Preferably one of the prizes from the past, maybe? :D?


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:01 AM

Greetings all~
 
This will serve as very early warning that we **may** be nearing the end of these weekly puzzles, at least with me as the host. I simply don't play Ragnarok any more and I'm not sure if I'll be coming back, so I am thinking about calling it quits at the end of the school year (sometime in June).


Ralis noooooooooooo

I am still waiting for the conclusion of the tome of the dark lord chain D:
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Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:23 AM

i only have 17 points now and i want to get a skul cappppppppppp

:sob: ralis, dont go


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#8 Franchu1991

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 08:40 AM

Well, if you don't feel like doing this challenge anymore, I respect your decision. You gave us one puzzle after another, and thus I thank you for working so hard and keeping us entertained outside of RO's world.

 

And now with this week's conundrum... Dammit, I hate it when we have to look for or make up a sentence in English xD I think even slower when it's not in my own language.


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 10:16 AM

This one is too difficult :p_swt:

Am I supposed to randomply slap dem tiles together hoping for a lucky word to give some starting ground? :hmm:

 


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Posted 19 April 2015 - 12:57 AM

Can you give us another hint Ralis? I can't even tell if the question is about a real life thing or something in game.  :p_swt:


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Posted 19 April 2015 - 07:03 AM

Can you give us another hint Ralis? I can't even tell if the question is about a real life thing or something in game. :p_swt:


There's a real-life Prontera? Where?
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 07:22 AM

I guess he meant if it's possible that the puzzle uses some game terms (which I don't mind to know too).

 

I wonder if anyone at all managed to solve it....


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#13 Ralis

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:43 AM

There are a few correct answers. :)


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Posted 19 April 2015 - 10:34 AM

I give up :) I put quite a lot of time but no positive results.


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 04:20 AM

There are a few correct answers. :)


Do you mean there are a few people who have answered already or that there are multiple answers to this question?
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Posted 20 April 2015 - 05:43 AM

According to the post placement after my question - likely the first one.


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 09:09 AM

Yep, people that have gotten it right.

 

It's not impossible. :P


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 09:44 AM

It's kinda frustrating  :wah: I even wrote some simple application to assist with this puzzle but... Unless I have a better idea about the puzzle, my approach is too general to do anything useful within reasonable time.

 

Well, I knew it for a long time that I'm not suited for puzzle-solving :)


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:54 AM

It's kinda frustrating  :wah: I even wrote some simple application to assist with this puzzle but... Unless I have a better idea about the puzzle, my approach is too general to do anything useful within reasonable time.

 

Well, I knew it for a long time that I'm not suited for puzzle-solving :)

 

IKR, 25! combinations xD


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:09 AM

the problem is, if its ragnarok related, there's so much weirdly spelled things in ro , im not sure if im actually spelling something or not D:.


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 12:32 AM

...Oh god it was Wednesday yesterday...

 

I'll post the new one when I get home from work.


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 06:51 AM

...Oh god it was Wednesday yesterday...
 
I'll post the new one when I get home from work.


You should just switch to biweekly conundrums. Then you'd only have to think of 2 per month instead of 4.
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