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#1 tatihana00

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 12:03 AM

ღ Tatihana00 & Pandiwi's Contest ღ

 

Hello & welcome everyone~

 

I’ve brought a wonderful person, Pandiwi, to help me host this new competition.

Each day will bring a new surprise, but being the nice people we are, we will say this, no puzzle will be the same, and the first day will be a cryptogram. We know there is a lot of wording and rules, but you guys are so smart and have really challenged us to want to make a bigger contest, so that we can reward all the brain power~

 

General Notes & Rules

  1. No posting hints or clues.
  2. Other randomness is fine.
  3. If there is a question about the rules please ask in the post, this will help others understand as well.
  4. None of the seven puzzles will be posted at the same time. So if one is posted at 4 pm ( PST ), none of the others will be posted at 4pm ( PST ). This is to allow for a twist in the competition, and to give some equity to people in other parts of the world.  There will be NO forewarning about times the puzzles will be posted. Simply follow the Post or have friends let you know.
  5. Please pay close attention to each of the puzzles rules
  6. Prizes are set for Iro - Renewal. I do not have enough knowledge about the other servers to award prizes, but should people from those servers join, I will be updating the Prize List.
  7. One reply will be sent to verify we have received your entry. No other information will be given. The only way you will know if you have answered correctly and it’s been accepted, is by a scoreboard we will update after the end of each puzzle time has ended and we have checked the entries.

 

Important Notes and Scoring Rules

This is a scoreboard event

  1. There are a total of seven puzzle to be posted, one per day.
  2. Each puzzle will have a 12 hour window from the time it is posted on to the actual forums, to be completed.
    1. You will be allowed to have a 30 minutes “Grace Period”** after the end of that day’s contest to submit your entry, with a small penalty.

  3. All entries must be sent to Speakeasy.iro@gmail.com
  4. The goal is to have the lowest score in order to win.

    1. Points that are awarded are cumulative.
    2. Best possible score is 1* per puzzle.
  5. All entries will be given a score based on ALL three requirements. Failure to do all three, will result in added points to your entry.  

    1. That the final answer is Correct.
    2. That the whole puzzle is complete ( as my math teacher has said, it doesn't count if you don't show your work ).

    3. Time that the completed entry is submitted to the event email.

  6. We will have an open scoreboard, meaning people will be able to see their standing in the game.

  7. Double entries ( entering two of the same IGNs or another character from the same account ) will not be allowed. Please don’t ask.

    1. If it is found that you are entered twice, the situation will be reviewed and possible disqualification for both forum names.

    • Best possible score is 1* per puzzle.

    • Grace period points are awarded to those who turn in within 30 minutes right after the contest ends. It MUST have the correct answer and show work, those are awarded +1 to the last correct entry.


      • **Each forum name is eligible for Grace period  only once during the whole competition, all other late entries will be considered missed.


* Should you answer incorrectly or incomplete , you will be awarded a score that is +3 to the last correctly submitted entry or awarded a base of 15 points, whichever is higher ( see example 1).

  Should you miss that day, be grossly incomplete,  or turn in pass the grace time, you will be awarded a score that is +5 to the last correctly submitted entry, or base of 17 points, whichever is higher. ( see example 2 )

Ex.1 -  If 26 people enter for day one, and only 10 people enter correctly, all other incorrect entries will be awarded 15 points, as that is higher than the 13 (10 + 3) total.

Ex.2 -   If 26 people enter for day one, and only 10 people enter correctly, all late (past grace period) or missed entries will be awarded 17 points, as that is higher than the 15 (10+5) total.

One day before we open the first puzzle is posted, we will ask that people please “sign-in”

This is to cut down on time needed for typing ( for me ). You can still enter the day of the first part or any part of the competition.

Please understand you can enter at any time in during the competition.

 
  • Forum Name:

  • Server:

  • In Game Name:


 


Prizes

 

Grand Prize - The 3 lowest numbers.

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Named Costume Gold Tiara

 

Raffle - In order to qualify, you must have completed at least 5 puzzles of the competition correctly [ meaning that at least 5 puzzles were done according to contest guidelines and within time frame allowed ( regardless if the answer was right or wrong ) ] and not have won the grand prize.

5 people will randomly win.

 

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Named Costume Emperor Wreath J

 

Participation Prize - Because we know a 7 day contest it's a lot of work, we want to give a small participation prize. The prize will be just for people who participated for 4 or more days [ meaning that at least 4 puzzles were done according to contest guidelines and within time frame allowed ( regardless if the answer was right or wrong ) ].

 

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Named Well-Chewed Pencil

( Normal / Red / Blue )

-Participants will only be allowed to pick ONE of the three-

 

 Good luck all 

 
Scoreboard
 
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Edited by tatihana00, 05 April 2016 - 07:59 PM.

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#2 Pandiwi

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 12:04 AM

 Sunday

 

Spoiler

 Saturday

 

Spoiler

 

♡ Friday

 

Spoiler

 

 Thursday

 

Spoiler

 

 Wednesday

 

Spoiler

 

 Tuesday

 

Spoiler

 

 Monday 

Spoiler

 


Edited by Pandiwi, 06 April 2016 - 08:19 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 01:29 AM

As much as I enjoy cryptograms, the potential to cheat is easily accessible. Participants can share with their friends their answer or just put it into a program to decrypt.

So if you are to go with that path, I'd suggest create maybe 5-10 unique cryptos and those who want to participate should PM you. Those who do will receive their own unique puzzle and the potential for cheating between friends are less likely to happen.
 


Edited by Demeris, 19 March 2016 - 01:49 AM.

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#4 ZeroTigress

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 07:44 AM

So by iRO Renewal, you're referring to both Chaos and Thor servers, right? There's only Classic server after those.
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Posted 19 March 2016 - 09:04 AM

Followed.


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 12:26 PM

my body is ready


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 05:50 PM

As much as I enjoy cryptograms, the potential to cheat is easily accessible. Participants can share with their friends their answer or just put it into a program to decrypt.

So if you are to go with that path, I'd suggest create maybe 5-10 unique cryptos and those who want to participate should PM you. Those who do will receive their own unique puzzle and the potential for cheating between friends are less likely to happen.
 

 

Thank you Aco for your suggestion, but for make it clear, just the first day will be a cryptogram. We can only do our best to stop the cheating. The idea of having 5-10 different cryptograms is nice and we might apply it to later contests.

 

So by iRO Renewal, you're referring to both Chaos and Thor servers, right? There's only Classic server after those.

 

As far as the prizes for Thor and Chaos, those prizes should work just fine. Classic is the only one, that we didn't actually assign prizes to, but we will assign prizes later this week, as this is really just an announcement for the contest.


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Posted 25 March 2016 - 03:08 PM

As much as I enjoy cryptograms, the potential to cheat is easily accessible. Participants can share with their friends their answer or just put it into a program to decrypt.

So if you are to go with that path, I'd suggest create maybe 5-10 unique cryptos and those who want to participate should PM you. Those who do will receive their own unique puzzle and the potential for cheating between friends are less likely to happen.
 

If the program was written by the participant is that still cheating? Following that logic, Cryptography is pointless then if it's cheating. Because I feel like if the participant knows cryptography well enough to write a program to solve it then they must be able to solve then cryptogram themselves.  :p_sleep:


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 02:13 PM

Hello everybody! just a friendly reminder, the contest is starting tomorrow!

 

 

 

One day before we open the first puzzle is posted, we will ask that people please “sign-in”

This is to cut down on time needed for typing ( for me ). You can still enter the day of the first part or any part of the competition.

Please understand you can enter at any time during the competition.

 

  • Forum Name:

  • Server:

  • In Game Name:

Speakeasy.iro@gmail.com

 

 

Thank you! and see you guys tomorrow!  :ok:


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 04:06 PM

I've signed in this forum 2nd time in a couple of years to post this.

 

Yesss

 


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:15 AM

We can use any email right? Id rather not use my WP account email for security reasons
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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:40 AM

We can use any email right? Id rather not use my WP account email for security reasons

 
That is fine as long at it is only one forum name. Keep in mind this:
 
 

 

 

Double entries ( entering two of the same IGNs or another character from the same account ) will not be allowed. Please don’t ask.
 
If it is found that you are entered twice, the situation will be reviewed and possible disqualification for both forum names.

 

 


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 09:03 AM

Are you going to edit the first post with the question or post it here as a post? I keep having to refresh, check first post, then scroll down check last post lol


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 09:27 AM

Are you going to edit the first post with the question or post it here as a post? I keep having to refresh, check first post, then scroll down check last post lol

 

All puzzles will be posted in the second post. We will be adding a "bump post" to simply state it is posted. Thank you for asking and hope this clarifies things.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 09:35 AM

For sure does, now I know where to look to win!!! lol


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 11:12 AM

First puzzle posted! ( second post ) Good luck everybody!

Remember you guys have 12 hours.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 11:28 AM

Crap I already figured it out but I wont be home for two hours to go in game!!! T_T

 

Although I have to say after decrypted I found it to be extremely odd lol And I like it.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 12:39 PM

there seems to be a mistake on third line down, first word... single SW at the end

 

nice puzzle <3


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 12:41 PM

there seems to be a mistake on third line down, first word... single SW at the end

 

nice puzzle <3

 

It definitely is not a mistake, it fits in with the theme.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:20 PM

Was a nice puzzle almost confused my sleepy self.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 06:23 PM

check in first  :p_idea:


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:10 PM

weeee~

 

so awesome! tati and pandi <3

cute, cute, very cute idea :D

 

really looking forward for the other days!


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:27 PM

Glad I got home in time to enter. Fun stuff. Keep it up!


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:59 PM

I'm very glad you are all enjoying the puzzle. We definitely worked hard to make sure it would be a challenging puzzle and one that is not easily solved.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:09 PM

Please do not ask if the answer is correct, we will not respond to that question.

 

Please refer to

General Notes and Rules ...

7.  One reply will be sent to verify we have received your entry. No other information will be given. The only way you will know if you have answered correctly and it’s been accepted, is by a scoreboard we will update after the end of each puzzle time has ended and we have checked the entries.

 

 This is to ensure we don't accidentally give clues or hints. We thank you for understanding.


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