Author Topic: Treasure Hunt  (Read 45077 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline YtseJamittaja

  • Yub Nub
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 2071
  • Gender: Male
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #105 on: July 12, 2018, 02:28:38 PM »
Dammit Bosk!

So we can assume Freddy Jacobi and Pupp Socket may also be ciphers or clues themselves.

I think Pupp Socket = Sock Puppet (refers to the profile pic)
Do you even whahíbrido pickingant?

M Y  L A S T. F M  P R O F I L E

Offline Robo4900

  • Bacon Connoisseur
  • Posts: 125
  • Gender: Male
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #106 on: July 12, 2018, 03:03:04 PM »
As far as I know, no one else has done this yet, so I sent the Freddy Jacobi Reddit account a PM with the subject "GLASSPRISON".
Dunno if that's what we're supposed to do next, but it's something, right?
"If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."

Offline Salies

  • Posts: 13
  • Gender: Male
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #107 on: July 12, 2018, 03:10:09 PM »
Sinister Rectus from the Discord found out that some of the text in the first message might be related to Hamilton, the Broadway show. “Your Obedient Servant” is one of that album’s tracks, and that can be found at the end of the first post, along with “IHTB”. Previously, the message contained “IHTHTB” instead of “IHTB”, and that seems to be an abbreviation of “I Have The Honor To Be”, exactly as seen in the song:
 
“I have the honor to be Your Obedient Servant
A dot Burr”

So now we know what IHTB means - I think it could be "I'm Honored To Be", as "I Have The Honor To Be" in a shorter form.

Offline Cool Chris

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 6658
  • Gender: Male
  • Rest in Peace
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #108 on: July 12, 2018, 03:12:24 PM »
If that presumes we have social media accounts, that rules me out  :lol
"Nostalgia is just the ability to forget the things that sucked" - Nelson DeMille, 'Up Country'

Offline Robo4900

  • Bacon Connoisseur
  • Posts: 125
  • Gender: Male
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #109 on: July 12, 2018, 03:18:14 PM »
If that presumes we have social media accounts, that rules me out  :lol
Given the description on the site that contained the first puzzle piece picture, that kind of describes the whole idea, I think this is going to span a lot of things. If you don't have social media, I imagine there'll probably be a few puzzles out of the 16 total you won't be able to be part of solving every part of, but I get the sense this is supposed to be all-inclusive, if you're brave enough. :biggrin:
"If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."

Offline Bertielee

  • Posts: 2186
  • Gender: Male
  • RIP, Dad (1935-2017)
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #110 on: July 12, 2018, 03:30:40 PM »
Sinister Rectus from the Discord found out that some of the text in the first message might be related to Hamilton, the Broadway show. “Your Obedient Servant” is one of that album’s tracks, and that can be found at the end of the first post, along with “IHTB”. Previously, the message contained “IHTHTB” instead of “IHTB”, and that seems to be an abbreviation of “I Have The Honor To Be”, exactly as seen in the song:
 
“I have the honor to be Your Obedient Servant
A dot Burr”

So now we know what IHTB means - I think it could be "I'm Honored To Be", as "I Have The Honor To Be" in a shorter form.

Wow! You guys crack me up. I'm so slow at solving riddles that you will have solved this one before I even understand that it's JLB on the first pic... :biggrin:

B.Lee
"Life is divided into two sets of people : people who have lost and people who haven't yet." George Michael

Offline gzarruk

  • Posts: 1887
  • Gender: Male
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #111 on: July 12, 2018, 03:39:24 PM »
My head hurts trying to follow everything posted here, but I’m glad some of DTF’s best minds are up to task :hefdaddy
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

Offline Ben_Jamin

  • Posts: 8463
  • Gender: Male
  • Do a nice one for grandma
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #112 on: July 12, 2018, 06:34:09 PM »
If that presumes we have social media accounts, that rules me out  :lol

Yeah, I'm not gonna create social media accounts just to participate. Knowing this place, someone will figure it out and we'll all rejoice in the goodies.
I don't know how they can be so proud of winning with them odds. - Little Big Man

I Love You...Poppin Fresh

Online TAC

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 30727
  • Gender: Male
  • Just a decent, normal metal-head fellow
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #113 on: July 12, 2018, 06:50:22 PM »
If that presumes we have social media accounts, that rules me out  :lol


DTF IS my social media account!! :metal
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums................or WTF.  ;D

Offline erwinrafael

  • Posts: 2655
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #114 on: July 12, 2018, 07:25:50 PM »
Sinister Rectus from the Discord found out that some of the text in the first message might be related to Hamilton, the Broadway show. “Your Obedient Servant” is one of that album’s tracks, and that can be found at the end of the first post, along with “IHTB”. Previously, the message contained “IHTHTB” instead of “IHTB”, and that seems to be an abbreviation of “I Have The Honor To Be”, exactly as seen in the song:
 
“I have the honor to be Your Obedient Servant
A dot Burr”

So now we know what IHTB means - I think it could be "I'm Honored To Be", as "I Have The Honor To Be" in a shorter form.

confirmed, the Astonishing 2 is the next album

Online Podaar

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 6403
  • Gender: Male
  • My wife is a cabriolet
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #115 on: July 12, 2018, 08:22:55 PM »
Uh oh!

By a show of hands, who feels like they just got caught peeking under the parents bed the week before Christmas?!

*raises hand*

Offline deadwinged

  • Posts: 8
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #116 on: July 12, 2018, 08:33:40 PM »
If so, I hope there isn't some white knight effort to suppress knowledge of "unintended" progress put into place.

Online Podaar

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 6403
  • Gender: Male
  • My wife is a cabriolet
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #117 on: July 12, 2018, 08:49:11 PM »
My armor is thoroughly blackened (soiled?), I assure you.

There are a few mods roaming around here that have been known to wear white.

Offline Robo4900

  • Bacon Connoisseur
  • Posts: 125
  • Gender: Male
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #118 on: July 12, 2018, 09:50:58 PM »
If so, I hope there isn't some white knight effort to suppress knowledge of "unintended" progress put into place.
To be fair, I think this is a pretty clear cheat, and I'm kind of disappointed that it's happened. The reason ARGs like this are fun is that we get to go along with the clues, try stuff out, and collectively struggle to solve the riddles and such; a bunch of people brute forcing their way through finding hidden pages and such completely ruins the fun of this for me, and I doubt I'm alone on this. :-\

So, call it what you like, but I am strongly against this "Peeking under the parents' bed", as Podaar put it. Any time the solution used for a problem is most accurately described as "Brute force" is completely missing the point of ARGs like this.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 09:57:11 PM by Robo4900 »
"If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."

Offline Salies

  • Posts: 13
  • Gender: Male
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #119 on: July 12, 2018, 10:04:39 PM »
If so, I hope there isn't some white knight effort to suppress knowledge of "unintended" progress put into place.
To be fair, I think this is a pretty clear cheat, and I'm kind of disappointed that it's happened. The reason ARGs like this are fun is that we get to go along with the clues, try stuff out, and collectively struggle to solve the riddles and such; a bunch of people brute forcing their way through finding hidden pages and such completely ruins the fun of this for me, and I doubt I'm alone on this. :-\

So, call it what you like, but I am strongly against this "Peeking under the parents' bed", as Podaar put it. Any time the solution used for a problem is most accurately described as "Brute force" is completely missing the point of ARGs like this.

This is pretty pointless, really. They said we would need "computer skills", so there you go, we've got it. This was actually the first thing I thought about (indexing the pages, somehow) but I didn't have enough WordPress knowledge (this is, to know the attachment IDs and stuff) so I got nowhere.

And we didn't go anywhere, after all. We have the URLs but no keys, and some the links are not even active.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 10:11:20 PM by Salies »

Offline YtseJamittaja

  • Yub Nub
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 2071
  • Gender: Male
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #120 on: July 12, 2018, 11:52:36 PM »
Edit: I don't agree. I quoted wrong line
« Last Edit: July 13, 2018, 07:35:58 AM by YtseJamittaja »
Do you even whahíbrido pickingant?

M Y  L A S T. F M  P R O F I L E

Offline Freddy Jacobi

  • Posts: 29
  • Gender: Male
  • Pupp Socket
    • Fourth Puzzle
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #121 on: July 13, 2018, 12:42:05 AM »
I do not agree. I find this cheating despicable. Consider yourself punished. All progress is reset.
4: 40583312000000530000334000369999
00003699580058680068820047400040
33363600000000844782530047000040
00004000841899820099004047760000

Offline erwinrafael

  • Posts: 2655
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #122 on: July 13, 2018, 12:52:41 AM »
Arrrggggghhhh!

Offline Bertielee

  • Posts: 2186
  • Gender: Male
  • RIP, Dad (1935-2017)
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #123 on: July 13, 2018, 01:29:04 AM »
Arrrggggghhhh!

Seconded. And there is a big difference between wanting to advance and wanting everything immediately. I love it when people make progress but I hate it when they brutally force their way through a riddle (and I'm a big riddle fan). Hope everything isn't ruined now.

B.Lee
"Life is divided into two sets of people : people who have lost and people who haven't yet." George Michael

Offline SwedishGoose

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 1364
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #124 on: July 13, 2018, 01:30:51 AM »
Hope soo too.... as I just now found this....

Offline Hyrul

  • Posts: 7
  • Gender: Male
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #125 on: July 13, 2018, 01:42:35 AM »
I do not agree. I find this cheating despicable. Consider yourself punished. All progress is reset.

This is a bad way to cope with the community having more computer skills than you. You could've just change what will happen in the next weeks...
anyway where do we start now ?

Offline erwinrafael

  • Posts: 2655
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #126 on: July 13, 2018, 01:46:34 AM »
I do not agree. I find this cheating despicable. Consider yourself punished. All progress is reset.

This is a bad way to cope with the community having more computer skills than you. You could've just change what will happen in the next weeks...
anyway where do we start now ?

Yes, but when you manage to unlock the whole puzzle at once, it's a different game altogether.

It's the journey, not the destination, that makes this treasure hunt special.

Offline Freddy Jacobi

  • Posts: 29
  • Gender: Male
  • Pupp Socket
    • Fourth Puzzle
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #127 on: July 13, 2018, 01:49:16 AM »
^ exactly.

Where do you start now? You start by deleting the progress you've made. All the puzzle pieces are now invalid. You brute forced your way into the images that were not to be given out yet, and as such, I cannot allow that to exist. So all of those images are now invalid.
4: 40583312000000530000334000369999
00003699580058680068820047400040
33363600000000844782530047000040
00004000841899820099004047760000

Offline Indiscipline

  • Musidian
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 1170
  • Gender: Male
  • Apply IMO --->
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #128 on: July 13, 2018, 01:51:42 AM »
Better to save the mystery than surrender to the secret.

Offline erwinrafael

  • Posts: 2655
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #129 on: July 13, 2018, 02:26:57 AM »
Damn it. Because of how DTF developed my sleuthing skills, I think I stumbled upon Freddy Jacobi's secret.

Offline Bertielee

  • Posts: 2186
  • Gender: Male
  • RIP, Dad (1935-2017)
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #130 on: July 13, 2018, 02:37:44 AM »
Damn it. Because of how DTF developed my sleuthing skills, I think I stumbled upon Freddy Jacobi's secret.

Damn it as you say! For all we know, the initial riddle might have been fantastic and because of some guys with a hacker tendency, we are left with a void. Well, might as well go back to sleep now. No, just kidding, it's plain daylight here. I think I will go back and play another riddle.

B.Lee
"Life is divided into two sets of people : people who have lost and people who haven't yet." George Michael

Offline Freddy Jacobi

  • Posts: 29
  • Gender: Male
  • Pupp Socket
    • Fourth Puzzle
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #131 on: July 13, 2018, 02:38:47 AM »
Look, it's more fun if you guys try to solve the puzzles, not brute force your way into the solution. Unfortunately, wordpress had an unforeseen function where you could access pages and attachment even though they were not posted anywhere. So I have to use another deliverymethod. The puzzle pieces will change.

Here's where you stand now:

The first clue and solution is still valid. The image as part of that solution has changed.

The second clue is still valid. The password is still valid. The place to find the second solution is not.

That's all the adjustments I need.

The rest will be made available in due time.
4: 40583312000000530000334000369999
00003699580058680068820047400040
33363600000000844782530047000040
00004000841899820099004047760000

Offline erwinrafael

  • Posts: 2655
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #132 on: July 13, 2018, 02:47:00 AM »
Well, now you know the DTF skills which allowed members here to find clues to impending album releases.  :lol

Offline Freddy Jacobi

  • Posts: 29
  • Gender: Male
  • Pupp Socket
    • Fourth Puzzle
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #133 on: July 13, 2018, 03:07:21 AM »
Well, that was something I was aware of, and part of the reason why I thought you should try to solve this game. Unfortunately, technical limitations with the wordpress software ruined part of what I had planned :)
4: 40583312000000530000334000369999
00003699580058680068820047400040
33363600000000844782530047000040
00004000841899820099004047760000

Offline MirrorMask

  • Posts: 6226
  • Gender: Male
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #134 on: July 13, 2018, 03:49:54 AM »
I'm well aware that chances for this are basically none, but I would love if you Freddy were actually a band member, with you revealing it with your last post once the treasure hunt is over, and departing from the forums to never post again  :D

"OMG John Myung was among us and we didn't know!!!!!"  :lol ('cause if a band member comes up with a treasure hunt, I'd totally picture John Myung doing it)
I use my sig to pimp some bands from Italy! Check out Elvenking (Power / Folk metal), Folkstone (Rock / Medieval metal), Arcana Opera (Gothic/Noir/Heavy metal) and the beautiful voice of Elisa!

Offline Freddy Jacobi

  • Posts: 29
  • Gender: Male
  • Pupp Socket
    • Fourth Puzzle
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #135 on: July 13, 2018, 03:58:20 AM »
I mean... You've already seen a band member use reddit, with my user tab open. Just sayin'...
4: 40583312000000530000334000369999
00003699580058680068820047400040
33363600000000844782530047000040
00004000841899820099004047760000

Offline Bertielee

  • Posts: 2186
  • Gender: Male
  • RIP, Dad (1935-2017)
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #136 on: July 13, 2018, 04:01:36 AM »
I mean... You've already seen a band member use reddit, with my user tab open. Just sayin'...

Oooooohhhhhh...
"Life is divided into two sets of people : people who have lost and people who haven't yet." George Michael

Offline Freddy Jacobi

  • Posts: 29
  • Gender: Male
  • Pupp Socket
    • Fourth Puzzle
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #137 on: July 13, 2018, 04:08:06 AM »
Although, would you rather have band members write music, or do a silly puzzle game on the internet? ;)
4: 40583312000000530000334000369999
00003699580058680068820047400040
33363600000000844782530047000040
00004000841899820099004047760000

Offline MirrorMask

  • Posts: 6226
  • Gender: Male
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #138 on: July 13, 2018, 04:14:30 AM »
Although, would you rather have band members write music, or do a silly puzzle game on the internet? ;)

Dream Theater can do both  :hat
I use my sig to pimp some bands from Italy! Check out Elvenking (Power / Folk metal), Folkstone (Rock / Medieval metal), Arcana Opera (Gothic/Noir/Heavy metal) and the beautiful voice of Elisa!

Offline erwinrafael

  • Posts: 2655
Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #139 on: July 13, 2018, 04:17:16 AM »
Mr. Jacobi is not a band member.