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Mandle

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Strawman Bombing Disposal Help-Line
« on: 29 Nov 2018, 15:25 »
Firstly, I'd just like to ask people to not post hints to the game just yet.

I will be working on a gentle hint system here over the next few days:

Here's the first nudge:

I can't complete the "countdown"

Slight Hint:
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There is a pattern to the eye bleeps that represents a countdown from ten.


Bigger Hint:
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Try writing down the numbers from ten downwards and then matching number of eye bleeps next to them.


Even Bigger Hint:
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There are many different ways to write down numbers.


Total Giveaway Hint:
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Try writing the numbers down as words.


The hidden section below concerns the next puzzle after the countdown has been completed:
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I don't know what to input into the readouts:

Slight Hint:
[hide]Listen to the phrase the villain repeats over and over.


Bigger Hint:
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Try to input the phrase the villain repeats with only the four available letters.


Even Bigger Hint:
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There can be many different ways to spell out spoken words.


Total Giveaway Hint:
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Each word in the respelling of "SO YOU KNEW" is three letters long and can be spelled with only the letters "NSEW". The middle word is probably the hardest but there is a way.

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« Last Edit: 01 Dec 2018, 11:48 by Mandle »

Mandle

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal Help-Line
« Reply #1 on: 01 Dec 2018, 11:56 »
The help-line has been updated with complete 4-level hints for the first two puzzles.

I do wish that you really try hard to solve the puzzles yourself before resorting to the hints as your reaction to solving the puzzles after hearing the hints will probably be about the same as having a joke explained to you after you didn't get it: Not a lot of fun.
« Last Edit: 01 Dec 2018, 11:59 by Mandle »

Wiggy

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal Help-Line
« Reply #2 on: 01 Dec 2018, 12:08 »
I quite agree, but the first 3 puzzles were logical, diabolical but solvable. The 4th is where I find no logic.
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Make an equation with the following, assuming all the laws of maths apply: 1,2,3,5,6,+,=,x
I tried 5x3+6=21, and commutative variations


This must be hard to code, and when the vocal clues helped in the past, I got nothing from this one. But then I don't watch Hollywood movies.

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal Help-Line
« Reply #3 on: 01 Dec 2018, 13:39 »
I quite agree, but the first 3 puzzles were logical, diabolical but solvable. The 4th is where I find no logic.
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Make an equation with the following, assuming all the laws of maths apply: 1,2,3,5,6,+,=,x
I tried 5x3+6=21, and commutative variations


This must be hard to code, and when the vocal clues helped in the past, I got nothing from this one. But then I don't watch Hollywood movies.

Thank you so much for this comment!

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I tried to go through all the variants in my mind of outcomes for the math and couldn't find any others, but you have found one!

I was too lazy to actually code in a maths engine for this puzzle because I thought there was only one outcome, possibly, but I will now go and plug this new one into the game.


Cheers!

Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal Help-Line
« Reply #4 on: 01 Dec 2018, 23:44 »
Firstly, I'd just like to ask people to not post hints to the game just yet.

I can't complete the "countdown"

Total Giveaway Hint:
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Try writing the numbers down as words.



I'm still stuck

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I get that the number of flashes corresponds to the number of letters in each word. i.e. RIGHT - 3 = TEN; LEFT - 4 = NINE and so on. Now what...?


Thank you

Wiggy

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal Help-Line
« Reply #5 on: 02 Dec 2018, 05:30 »
Hi Shadow1000!

You're almost there:

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The strawman is counting down from ten to zero, and you are required to input after "six" (three left flashes), so click the right eye 4 times for "five" then click the left eye to "enter", the next is 5 for "three" and so forth.
Hope that helps!

Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal Help-Line
« Reply #6 on: 02 Dec 2018, 06:35 »
Hi Shadow1000!

You're almost there:

Spoiler: ShowHide
The strawman is counting down from ten to zero, and you are required to input after "six" (three left flashes), so click the right eye 4 times for "five" then click the left eye to "enter", the next is 5 for "three" and so forth.
Hope that helps!

Thank you! I don't think I would have gotten that...hopefully the rest of the puzzles will be more solvable.