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levik
2003-11-07 15:50:46
The new Scavenger Thread

So, as you know the scavenger game was beaten by a non-floobler (which ought to be humbling to us :)

I'm still kinda interested to see which of the members will be the first to get past challenge 8. To tell you the truth, I was beginning to doubt myself for the last couple of days, thinking that it was too difficult or trivial, but since somebody actually managed to beat it, I think the people here can do it too.

I'll stress again that I don't believe that the solution requires any specialized knowledge of in-depth programming, though you have to know some HTML, image editing and javascript basics and concepts. (I think that those who have made it to challenge 8 would agree that this is a fair assessment of the previous challenges as well).

Since games like this are not exactly re-playable any more than the puzzles on this site, I am interested in adding more challenge trails to the game. I would be very interested to know if you guys found this an entertaining excercise, and would like to see more such puzzles.

Sam
2003-11-07 20:25:26
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Levik, it was very entertaining, and I'd love to see more of them.
I especially like the ones that are rather more involved, like the dotMAC puzzle (I belive it was number 6 or 7), which required you to actually think a little bit more in depth. It would be good if the scavanger hunt involved more of the thinking that this site fosters (yes, I'm assuming puzzle eight requires that sort of thinking. Working on it, I swear!).

Perhaps people could submit ideas for new trails in the game? Perhaps either by making an actual webpage, or just emailing the idea. Of course, it would mean that your particular puzzle would be no challange for you if it were accepted, but if the different trails were long enough, with perhaps multiple branches coming off from each other, it wouldn't be a problem.
Just thinking out loud...

levik
2003-11-07 20:55:37
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Interesting you should suggest that, Sam, since I was thinking in that direction as well. I would happily accept email with suggestions for future challenges, be they actual HTML and images, or just descriptions.

However, I do not wish these challenges to be purely logical, since such puzzles can be submitted to this site directly. As you undoubtedly saw in the challenges you were able to solve, there is always some grounding in the practical setup of the way the web works. Nothing fancy, requiring in-depth knowledge, but if it forced somebody to give a tutorial a cursory look, so much the better in my book :)

Sam
2003-11-08 02:48:48
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

>> As you undoubtedly saw in the challenges you were able to solve, there is always some grounding in the practical setup of the way the web works

Indeed, that's why I liked the dotMAC puzzle so much, since it was the right kind of thinking, but put into a webpage structure.
Also, your comment has given me new hope about challenge eight. Maybe I'm trying to hard to see the shape representing some sort of code - one that could mean anything at all!! I think this was what SilverKnight was referring to in the other forum, the challenge doesn't seem to have any footholds like the others do. But of course, once we solve it we'll kick ourselves for not having seen what was right in front of us, I'm sure.

Popstar Dave
2003-11-10 19:10:56
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Can someone just give me one tip. Do I need to know anything about US politics to do challenge 4. Because if not, I've just been going off on a tangent for the past few days... bugger.

SilverKnight
2003-11-10 21:15:33
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Gamer, as mentioned in the previous thread. Don't use I.E. on #4.

Sam
2003-11-10 22:06:36
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Popstar, none of them assume any actual knowledge. Everything is always right there. And use Netscape.

Popstar Dave
2003-11-11 02:08:06
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

There we go... It wasn't the IE/Netscape thing. It was just that I'd been going in entirely the wrong direction for about a week. But once I got through challeng 4, check out my progress...

popstar - Challenge 6 (0m)
popstar - Challenge 5 (0m)
popstar - Challenge 4 (169h 17m)

Popstar Dave
2003-11-11 07:32:23
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

I got all gee'ed up and now I'm stuck on challenge 7. I've got the word (you'll know what I mean) and I've got "DOTmac" (and an idea as to what it means), but now I just can't seem to put them together. Now I know only 10 people have passes challenge 7, but I'm also assuming that most of them read this forum from time to time. So if you've got a word or two to push me along, I'd love to hear from you! (I'd rather not have a week next to a challenge again!)

Tristan
2003-11-11 19:45:03
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

I just finished challenge 8! I'll say nothing more than the fact that it was rather satisfying!

Whatever you're doing, Dave, it sounds like you're in the right direction. It's probably more obvious than you think.

That scavenger hunt was very exhilarating! We should definitely have more.

levik
2003-11-11 23:26:27
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Gamer, you fool! I Can't believe you unwittingly posted the answer to CH4 :)

I had to delete it to avoid spoilage.

levik
2003-11-11 23:29:21
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Oh, and also, congratulations, Tristan.

I'm glad that you were able to beat the challenge. Surely this ough to shame everyone else into following ;)

fwaff
2003-11-12 03:13:46
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Yes I feel suitably shamed. Yes I feel suitably humbled. Yes I'm still stuck on challenege 2.

I've tried everything I can think of that's obvious. I've tried everything I can think of that's obscure. I've even tried random URLs. All to no avail.

I can't sleep. I can't eat. I can't think about anything else.

AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cory Taylor
2003-11-12 11:30:14
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

well fwaff, at least you made it to #2!!! I couldn't even get through number one. I believe this qualifies as a "double AARRGGHH!!"

SilverKnight
2003-11-12 11:40:55
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Cory... try VIEW SOURCE, then scroll to the bottom...

SilverKnight
2003-11-12 11:43:08
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

fwaff... pay careful attention (in general on these problems) to ANY REFERENCE to something NOT on the page itself (HTML provides many ways to reference things not on the page).

levik
2003-11-12 19:25:18
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Well, looks like more and more people are beating the challenge trail!

Popstar Dave
2003-11-12 20:26:58
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

SK, maybe give a tip... not a walkthrough.
No one wants to be spoon-fed.

SilverKnight
2003-11-12 20:54:43
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

actually Dave... I met this one guy... this one time.... and he actually DID want to be given the answer...

But, in any case... since I certainly didn't give fwaff a walkthrough on any of them, I assume you are referring to the problem #1 "hint" I gave to Cory....

Since Levik (who obviously saw it... he posted afterwards) thought it appropriate for the first problem... and since no one seemed to mind (until you choose to honor us with your opinion), I think it's okay to give such a tip.

But, you keep posting!

Sam
2003-11-12 21:56:43
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

People that beat challange eight in 15 and 6 minutes. Does it really only take them that long, or are they getting the anser and restarting?

Just wondering... If someone can get it in six minutes I must be really dumb! :)

Victor Zapana
2003-11-13 19:23:12
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

blah i feel sad i cant get past challenge 2

Victor Zapana
2003-11-13 21:33:19
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

o.. wow... that took me a while thanks sk. now ew... hu the hell made that crappy pic in CH3. eww...

Victor Zapana
2003-11-13 21:44:52
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

hmm.. can i ask... (all of this is for CH3)


is the picture there just as a picture, and it involves the HTML ..


or does the picture actually need manipulation to get the answer?

SilverKnight
2003-11-13 21:48:22
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

you can ask... (and if Dave will permit me to say), it all seems to involve the html to some degree or other.

levik
2003-11-14 21:14:11
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

OK, guys, I had to delete some of Victor and SK's posts - too many clues for my tastes...

Let's all be a bit more careful.

Edwin Hong
2003-12-05 18:36:32
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

i feel stupid, i can't get past Challenge 1 -_-

Sam
2003-12-10 13:43:59
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

A number of small hints were in the first scavenger thread:
http://flooble.com/perplexus/forum.php?fid=5&tid=300

Happy
2003-12-11 16:40:37
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Welp, I'm now on CH8 and completely stuck, but at least it looks like I'm not alone. Btw, the page title for CH6 is mistitled as CH4.

Nick Oh
2004-04-13 05:32:41
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

I need help on CH7...What's dotmac?

Tristan
2004-04-13 12:32:19
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

I don't know if this will help, but try clicking on someone's name here in the forum. You might find a hint in the user's info. I suggest you try looking at several people's info. You probably won't see the hint in everyone's user info (you won't see it in mine or yours).

Juggler
2004-04-14 07:37:02
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Challenge one, I'm not seeing it.
the source is easy enought get to but whatever i try i keep getting the oopsie page, can someone offer some assistance it is really rather frustrating.
Thanks in advance, Juggler

Sam
2004-04-14 12:43:27
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

The point of each puzzle is for you to work out the URL of the next page. It sounds like you're most of the way there.

Juggler
2004-04-14 19:08:05
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Managed to get that far, stuck trying to "crack" the first address, i am not seeing any logical answer.

Sam
2004-04-15 01:49:35
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

I'd suggest you look back over what you found, and don't discount anything just because you believe you know what it means

Sam
2004-04-15 01:50:56
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

(Sorry if I keep giving rather cryptic answers, but too much if a hint would give everything away...)

Juggler
2004-04-15 08:38:41
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Thanks Sam, I'll Keep pluuging away.

Felix
2004-11-14 01:51:13
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

@#$%&*!! I can't get past #2!! will someone PLEASE give me a few hints? I'm at frodofrombagend on yahoo messenger or wiseone5 on AIM. thx.

Vanilla
2004-12-07 21:24:29
HELP!

Can someone give a teeny tiny hint on Challenge #8? I am totally stuck!! I've been trying to work on it for days, and just don't know where to start. I don't know what I am looking for. Am I looking for letters? A picture? A symbol? Is it in the HTML? Do I need an image editor for this? HELP! :(

Michael
2005-01-24 07:24:50
Finally! Finished #8!

I admire all the hard work you guys have been putting into this. These puzzles are very interesting. I just found out about the challenges about 36 hours ago, and I've spent much of that time working on them (especially the 8th one). I admit that I was tempted to try and find someone to give me a hint for the last challenge, because it was just so frustrating. Now that I figured it out, I'm glad I wasn't able to find any solution spoilers here. If you are tearing your hair out over the 8th challenge, take it from me; You'll be glad you figured this one out yourself. Just give it some time, and don't try to overcomplicate things. Puzzles this clever and challenging don't come around every day. Anyhow, I'd love to see some new challenges added. I might even try to put together one or two myself. =)

eric
2005-02-13 23:09:34
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

bah!

im completely stuck on #4
can someone give me a hint? i've tried using synoms of end but thats not yeilding anything

Dustin
2005-02-14 00:26:26
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Am I an idiot, or is it just me? Even after reading Gamer's hint, I can't figure out #1. I found what was hidden, but what do I do with it?

eric
2005-02-15 05:00:37
Finally

Yay!

After an hour of staring I finally finished it. Although I got a lot of help on #8 from Micheal I still feel good :D.

My advice: if you are really stuck get some help but make sure you are still doing it yourself ultimately. You feel much better once you do get it.

Alexzander Obenauer
2005-02-19 21:27:07
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

HELPP!! ..i know my html and java and plenty other languges.. and i can do image design quite nicely but what the heck is with challenge 2???? AIM: rebelyell2k5 hell a bro out.. or email curiousalex@gohylton.com thanks!!!!

levik
2005-02-22 19:30:21
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Good to know you guys are enjoying this stuff... I have been thinking of making new challenges, but haven't had many good ideas. If you have one (be it just an idea, or if you actually have the code/files to supply) feel free to email them to me (do NOT submit a help request here, use my email address).

If I get enough of them together, I'll put together a new challenge trail, and everyone will get credit for their submission!

ajosin
2005-04-06 15:04:59
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

I can't get passed challange #0, what are these Scavenger puzzles and where are they?.

Jer
2005-04-06 17:08:25
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

On the right side of any page on the site: Flooble's Webmaster Puzzle is a link.

ajosin
2005-04-06 18:48:20
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Thanks Jer, this flooble site looks really good.

Dustin
2006-02-26 18:03:08
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Here is a link to the other scavenger thread.

Joe
2006-03-07 19:47:08
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

I've heard the picture is worth a thousand words.gif thing hint for Challenge 2, but it doesn't help me. Please help!

tomarken
2006-03-29 09:41:30
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Hmm, I finally started this last night and I'm doing pretty well for a guy with little tech savvy. Plus I got the added bonus of finally switching from IE to Firefox, which I've been meaning to do anyway, so thanks flooble!

Anyway, now I'm stuck on #6. From what I can tell, nobody had too much trouble with that one, so I'm sure I'm missing something simple. Any small hints would be greatly appreciated. :)

Swift
2006-05-11 18:07:38
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

Woot! I just did 8! Only 10 minutes in total! I think I got lucky.

Look at it another way eh? Devious...

On to 9 next chance I get. How many challenges are there btw?

Swift

Joe
2006-07-27 14:27:41
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

There are only 8. :) I need a hint on #4.

Jack McBarn
2007-03-21 16:51:52
Re: The new Scavenger Thread

I need a hint on 8.

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