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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #490 on: September 07, 2018, 09:30:01 AM »
we're at the octave now... half way there!

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #491 on: September 07, 2018, 09:32:49 AM »
Yes, although we're at puzzle 10 already. 6 left, and number 10 will start today. Final puzzle on October 19th.
Edit: Puzzle 10 started on Sunday, September 9th.
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #493 on: September 11, 2018, 08:29:11 AM »
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #495 on: September 11, 2018, 12:08:08 PM »
It's solved already. Just use EnigmaMachine1928 as a password and you're there.
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« Reply #496 on: September 11, 2018, 02:00:12 PM »
Can't wait to get the whole thing already :metal
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #497 on: September 11, 2018, 02:13:06 PM »
Well, there are only 6 puzzles left (and 5 puzzle pieces) and the rate at which the puzzles are given out has increased. I'll guess two puzzles per week now. Do the mathematics for yourself now please.
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« Reply #498 on: September 11, 2018, 03:08:52 PM »
Well, there are only 6 puzzles left (and 5 puzzle pieces) and the rate at which the puzzles are given out has increased.
Not yet, really - we're still getting first clues on Fridays/weekends.

Max: have you checked out what I sent to your e-mail address last week? I've also put together the history of the band's official website. Whenever you are interested in reading it, let me know. ;)

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #499 on: September 11, 2018, 03:16:27 PM »
Well, there are only 6 puzzles left (and 5 puzzle pieces) and the rate at which the puzzles are given out has increased.
Not yet, really - we're still getting first clues on Fridays/weekends.

Max: have you checked out what I sent to your e-mail address last week? I've also put together the history of the band's official website. Whenever you are interested in reading it, let me know. ;)
I'd love to yes.
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #500 on: September 14, 2018, 06:40:21 AM »
Puzzle 11 has started. Here is the first clue: https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1040564816526671872
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #501 on: September 14, 2018, 08:49:33 AM »
Puzzle 11 has started. Here is the first clue: https://twitter.com/FreddyJacobi/status/1040564816526671872
there are 2 more clues now too

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #502 on: September 14, 2018, 09:01:07 AM »
Four in total as of now.
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #503 on: September 14, 2018, 10:16:50 AM »
Anyone know why the g doc is way outdated?
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #504 on: September 14, 2018, 11:32:36 AM »
We figured out the latest puzzle over in the DT Discord, so I'm going to post what we found here, so everyone's up to date. :)

Anyone who wants to remain unspoiled and solve it for themself before looking behind the curtain can find everything they need here, here, here, here, and here.

Here's an in-studio image of Mike Mangini from the tweet in the third link. Read on past this image for the spoilers on the puzzle and how we solved it.
(Click the image for the full-size original)


So, this Tweet contained some Webdings. The way to get those Webdings is to type "+ OR - X H F B H O" in that font.

This Tweet is of a shift key. At first, I thought this meant we had to take the Webdings and put them in lowercase, but in actuality, what it meant was that we were supposed to shift the letters.

This Tweet is a picture of Mike Mangini at his drums, but he has a piece of paper at the top of the drumkit.
Although the plus sign is written rather crudely, the paper says "+2731/-65".

Finally, this Tweet is telling us "Is the END the beginning, or the beginning the end? Are you looking at the result or the ingredients?" So, essentially what we have is that we're working on a puzzle backwards. We're looking at some cipher text, and we have to figure out what process this underwent to reach that point, and reverse it.

Also of importance is the blog post that prompts for the password screen. Note that the url says "webdings-is-the-final-result-how-did-we-get-to-it-add-four-digits", and the headline is "Protected: Webdings is the final result. How did we get to it? Then: -2000."

So, basically what we had to do was take the letters from the Webdings, "+ OR - X H F B H O". + OR - is telling us what to do with it, essentially, based on what the Mangini image's paper says; it says +2731/-65. If we take what this is saying for each letter, and shift it that much(+2, +7, +3, +1, -6, -5), we get... Nonsense. Because we're working backwards. This hint tells us how we got where we are, so if we apply this in reverse(-2, -7, -3, -1, +6, +5), we get "V A C A N T".

VACANT is not the password. We have to add four digits, as the blog URL suggests, and use the blog headline to do so. And once again, we return to the Mangini image; 2731 - 65 = 2666. Take away 2000 from that, put it on the end of "Vacant", and we get Vacant666. That is the password.
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #505 on: September 14, 2018, 12:26:16 PM »
Damn, y'all are quick! I saw the puzzle this morning, went to the gym, came back and it was solved hahahaha!

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #506 on: September 14, 2018, 01:18:16 PM »
Yes that does happen every now and then.
Edit: updated now. Four puzzle pieces left. See here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S0TxEVmIlkI5EVDRuJ5nLaLpA09ngcT8G6N2bQ_HgqE/edit#gid=437004778
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #507 on: September 15, 2018, 01:40:41 PM »
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #508 on: September 20, 2018, 08:53:58 AM »
OK guys, puzzle 12 just started. One thing to keep in mind now: Freddy himself (yup, I'm not joking) contributed to our Gdoc and he published a hint there that's nowhere else to be found. It's another layout of a crossword grid.
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #509 on: September 22, 2018, 09:16:57 AM »
Puzzle 12 solved, see the Gdoc
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« Reply #510 on: September 22, 2018, 09:32:53 AM »
Only 3 more to go! :metal
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #511 on: September 22, 2018, 09:38:57 AM »
Puzzle 12 solved, see the Gdoc

Wow, you're awesomely fast! Congrats! The hype is high!

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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #512 on: September 22, 2018, 09:59:03 AM »
We are nearly there guys, it's only a matter of time...

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« Reply #513 on: September 22, 2018, 12:09:45 PM »
We are nearly there guys, it's only a matter of time...

Or is it?!
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #514 on: September 23, 2018, 04:21:20 AM »
We are the ones who will set the sun.. on this.. treasure hunt?
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #515 on: September 23, 2018, 05:12:54 AM »
Less than a month to get the secret (whatever it is) revealed! C'MON

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« Reply #516 on: September 23, 2018, 07:36:31 AM »
Less than a month to get the secret (whatever it is) revealed! C'MON
the album title I would think (at least)
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« Reply #517 on: September 23, 2018, 07:40:50 AM »
I was wondering, after the 15th puzzle is solved, do we automatically gain access to the final one? Or we have to wait another week to solve it?
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #518 on: September 23, 2018, 08:00:06 AM »
I was wondering, after the 15th puzzle is solved, do we automatically gain access to the final one? Or we have to wait another week to solve it?
I've been wondering this myself. In the solved page for the 1st puzzle, Freddy wrote that...
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There will be 16 puzzles all in all, including the final puzzle which will consist of the key to assemble the final passphrase.
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Only if you have gathered all of the puzzle pieces and are able to figure out the complete password will you be let in.
Taking this literally, Freddy is saying that all we will have to do after the 15th puzzle is solved, is "figure out the complete password" out of the 15 picture pieces - i.e., solved as soon as the 15th puzzle is done.

But, then again, we could also need to wait a week for a "key" on how to use the letters, or the final URL where to input the password.

I guess will see...
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Re: Treasure Hunt
« Reply #519 on: September 29, 2018, 01:16:57 AM »
Puzzle #13 done! We got an 'N'.  :)

GRONSFLD. :tup
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« Reply #520 on: September 29, 2018, 04:04:19 AM »
haha, good one. And an even more clever reference to Lord Nafaryus up there.
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« Reply #521 on: September 29, 2018, 08:30:35 AM »
When these puzzles are all solved, do we get the album title?

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« Reply #522 on: September 29, 2018, 09:02:34 AM »
Yes I think so, because that would be logical. (meaning: DT12 and The Astonishing are left for us to solve next week and the week after that, we will have the complete master code by then and once we enter that wherever we have to, then we will know the album title. Not long now.)
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« Reply #523 on: September 29, 2018, 01:12:08 PM »
Yes I think so, because that would be logical. (meaning: DT12 and The Astonishing are left for us to solve next week and the week after that, we will have the complete master code by then and once we enter that wherever we have to, then we will know the album title. Not long now.)

2 more weeks, 2 more f******g weeks!!!Can't wait! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrggghhhhh…

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« Reply #524 on: September 29, 2018, 01:17:57 PM »
Yes I think so, because that would be logical. (meaning: DT12 and The Astonishing are left for us to solve next week and the week after that, we will have the complete master code by then and once we enter that wherever we have to, then we will know the album title. Not long now.)

2 more weeks, 2 more f******g weeks!!!Can't wait! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrggghhhhh…

B.Lee

2 or maybe 3 weeks if the master puzzle comes a week after puzzle 15, but I feel the same way as you  :metal :metal :metal :metal
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."