News:

Dreamtheaterforums.org is a place of peace.  ...except when it is a place of BEING ON FIRE!!!

Main Menu

Treasure Hunt

Started by Freddy Jacobi, July 11, 2018, 09:10:49 AM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Max Kuehnau

Quote from: Sebastián Pratesi on October 02, 2018, 11:23:30 AM
Quote from: Freddy Jacobi on October 02, 2018, 10:20:58 AM
Name's Freddy - short for Frederica. Or Frederic. Depending on the mood of the day.
Oh wow! Hi Frederic/a! :) Thanks for doing all of this - I've enjoyed it very much.
me too, thanks lots

YtseJamittaja

Oh hey Frederic. I think I know you, you're Finnish musician.  ;)

https://youtu.be/qkptrTkE49o

Elite

Let's hope DT's album will be better than that.
Quote from: Lolzeez on November 18, 2013, 01:23:32 PMHey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
Quote from: home on May 09, 2017, 04:05:10 PMSqu
scRa are the resultaten of sound nog bring propey

Robo4900

Hmm... So, the pirate puppet thing points to James LaBrie... And Freddie Mercury is one of James LaBrie's greatest influences... Freddy Jacobi, Freddie Mercury... Hmm...

Indiscipline

The names James and Jacob come from the same root

raggashaggas

No clues for the self-titled puzzle yet, eh?

Also, what's going on with the google doc? It looks as though people have tried to tamper with it.

Another_Won

Is there going to be any significance to the actual picture once it's complete?  Like we have to look for clues within it etc.

Max Kuehnau

Quote from: Another_Won on October 06, 2018, 07:43:46 AM
Is there going to be any significance to the actual picture once it's complete?  Like we have to look for clues within it etc.
I don't know.

Max Kuehnau

Quote from: raggashaggas on October 06, 2018, 07:27:15 AM
No clues for the self-titled puzzle yet, eh?

Also, what's going on with the google doc? It looks as though people have tried to tamper with it.
Yeah and I'm furious about that (furious as fuck really). I would have reverted the changes instantly but I'm not allowed to. No clues yet, you're right. On Sunday I guess.

Sebastián Pratesi

Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 06, 2018, 07:46:55 AM
Yeah and I'm furious about that (furious as fuck really). I would have reverted the changes instantly but I'm not allowed to. No clues yet, you're right. On Sunday I guess.
Would you like me to try doing something?

Max Kuehnau

Quote from: Sebastián Pratesi on October 06, 2018, 07:58:33 AM
Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 06, 2018, 07:46:55 AM
Yeah and I'm furious about that (furious as fuck really). I would have reverted the changes instantly but I'm not allowed to. No clues yet, you're right. On Sunday I guess.
Would you like me to try doing something?
Yes, that would be really nice of you. I've marked all the unnecessary changes as answers containing "no". (for easier reference.)

Sebastián Pratesi

Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 06, 2018, 08:15:38 AM
Yes, that would be really nice of you. I've marked all the unnecessary changes as answers containing "no". (for easier reference.)
OK, just rejected all those weird suggestions. I've accepted one, though, because I think the guy actually corrected something in a pic I posted the other day.

Max Kuehnau

Quote from: Sebastián Pratesi on October 06, 2018, 08:22:26 AM
Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 06, 2018, 08:15:38 AM
Yes, that would be really nice of you. I've marked all the unnecessary changes as answers containing "no". (for easier reference.)
OK, just rejected all those weird suggestions. I've accepted one, though, because I think the guy actually corrected something in a pic I posted the other day.
Yeah I think that seems alright. Cheers for that.

Max Kuehnau

Quote from: raggashaggas on October 06, 2018, 07:27:15 AM
No clues for the self-titled puzzle yet, eh?

Also, what's going on with the google doc? It looks as though people have tried to tamper with it.
Corrected now. We can thank Sebastiàn for that. (I did)

Max Kuehnau

Ok guys, puzzle 14 has started (see Freddy's twitter page for clues, or the Gdoc of course)

Another_Won

Klingon huh?  No wonder it didn't work in Google translate  :lol

gzarruk

Now I'm wondering, what if the last part of the picture shows JP using an 8 string guitar? :eek

Max Kuehnau

The code will be completed next week.

Bertielee

Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 07, 2018, 12:49:11 AM
The code will be completed next week.

Well, that sounds interesting.

Max Kuehnau

Quote from: Bertielee on October 07, 2018, 01:42:35 AM
Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 07, 2018, 12:49:11 AM
The code will be completed next week.

Well, that sounds interesting.
or rather complete. My mistake.

Bertielee

Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 07, 2018, 04:27:30 AM
Quote from: Bertielee on October 07, 2018, 01:42:35 AM
Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 07, 2018, 12:49:11 AM
The code will be completed next week.

Well, that sounds interesting.
or rather complete. My mistake.

No problem there, Bro, that made sense as well.

EDIT : 2112th post. Now, I'm a real proghead! :metal :biggrin:

RMGadelha

Oh, boy! Almost there! The puzzles are way too confusing for me, but I love following this. I can't wait!

Max Kuehnau

Quote from: RMGadelha on October 07, 2018, 09:55:31 AM
Oh, boy! Almost there! The puzzles are way too confusing for me, but I love following this. I can't wait!
For me too half the time actually :D, but I'm part of the  Gdoc crew and we all manage to crack them in some ways. And somebody has to do it, so that's what it is.

gzarruk

Quote from: RMGadelha on October 07, 2018, 09:55:31 AM
Oh, boy! Almost there! The puzzles are way too confusing for me, but I love following this. I can't wait!

Same here, can't wait for this to end :lol

Max Kuehnau


Bertielee

Quote from: Max Kuehnau on October 07, 2018, 10:25:59 AM
Not long now.

It will have been an awesome way to hype the new album!

Max Kuehnau


Sebastián Pratesi

Quote from: Bertielee on October 07, 2018, 10:30:59 AM
It will have been an awesome way to hype the new album!
I was thinking about that a couple of days ago:

The first clue appeared on June 29th. That's 3 months and 1 week.

The album won't be released until January. That's 3 months.

We still have a lot of hyping to do!  :P

(Not that I'm complaining.)

Max Kuehnau

Quote from: Sebastián Pratesi on October 07, 2018, 12:58:53 PM
Quote from: Bertielee on October 07, 2018, 10:30:59 AM
It will have been an awesome way to hype the new album!
I was thinking about that a couple of days ago:

The first clue appeared on June 29th. That's 3 months and 1 week.

The album won't be released until January. That's 3 months.

We still have a lot of hyping to do!  :P

(Not that I'm complaining.)
Yeah no. Although Maddi (I believe, could have been another person) said that they were finished earlier than they thought. So the record may be released earlier than we were told. But yes, there will be more hype and it will expand weekly it seems :D

MirrorMask

Just out of curiosity, is there an endgame in sight for this? I mean, all the clues and solutions that you're getting, do they point to a "bigger picture", as in composing a puzzle where you start to understand the figures, or it's just one clue after the other that allows you to keep going?

Max Kuehnau

#590
Quote from: MirrorMask on October 07, 2018, 01:17:28 PM
Just out of curiosity, is there an endgame in sight for this? I mean, all the clues and solutions that you're getting, do they point to a "bigger picture", as in composing a puzzle where you start to understand the figures, or it's just one clue after the other that allows you to keep going?
Well, the way I've always seen it is that we get one final letter and picture fragment sometime this coming week. Once we have that, the code and the "bigger picture" as it were is completed. Then we have to input it somewhere. Once we know where and we've done that, we know the album title. It's a little bit of both (as good an answer I can give to your question)

Sebastián Pratesi

#591
Quote from: MirrorMask on October 07, 2018, 01:17:28 PM
Just out of curiosity, is there an endgame in sight for this? I mean, all the clues and solutions that you're getting, do they point to a "bigger picture", as in composing a puzzle where you start to understand the figures, or it's just one clue after the other that allows you to keep going?
Maybe this answers your question:



That's what we have as of today.

Each puzzle piece Freddy shared has a small letter hidden somewhere. If the next -and final- puzzle piece has an 'E', then we have some ideas of what words we can form with all 15 letters.

(Looking at the picture, and judging by the original first puzzle piece posted in the first page of the thread, it seems to me that Freddy had originally cut the bigger picture into 3x5, but then he divided it into 5x3.)

Sebastián Pratesi

Also: look at how many arms Mike has! He reminds me of this guy:


evilasiojr

Quote from: Sebastián Pratesi on October 07, 2018, 03:30:40 PM
If the next -and final- puzzle piece has an 'E', then we have some ideas of what words we can form with all 15 letters.

Could you share some of these ideas?

Sebastián Pratesi

Quote from: evilasiojr on October 07, 2018, 08:19:37 PM
Quote from: Sebastián Pratesi on October 07, 2018, 03:30:40 PM
If the next -and final- puzzle piece has an 'E', then we have some ideas of what words we can form with all 15 letters.

Could you share some of these ideas?
Well, I'll share one I came up with (which means the idea will likely be useless :P):

The letters from the 14 puzzle pieces obtained so far are:

D, S, Y, R, F, R, O, G, T, P, L, A, N, K

If the next and final letter is an 'E', then an anagram you can form is:

GRONSFELD KRYPTA

Freddy has said "I really enjoy Gronsfeld Ciphers", but so far we've only had one of that sort of ciphers to solve.
Plus, the guy who invented the cipher was German, and 'krypta' is a word in German - it translates in English as 'crypt', which is a term used not only for chambers and sarcophagi, but for computer science and passwords as well. See:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypt_(C)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypt_(Unix)

('KRYPTA' or an anagram of it could also be a word encrypted through the Gronsfeld cipher, which we'd need to crack.)

Of course, 'GRONSFELD' could be a coincidence; or, maybe we don't even get an 'E' in the first place!

My two cents, anyway.

(If we get an 'I', an anagram is 'DYSTOPIAN RFRGLK'.)