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Gantic
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weirdlike
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I wouldn't be opposed to advantages or dis-advantages as long as were still having fun. Right? :P

MattEmAngel
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Did you enjoy it? Ultimately, yes.
What was the most/least fun? Most: making a connection. Least: waiting for feedback.
What was the most/least difficult? Most: figuring out what the point was initially. Least: admitting defeat.
What was the most frustrating? "You're forgetting something."
Would you participate again if given the opportunity? Yeah.
Would you participate in something bigger? Probably.
What should I call this thing? "Why don't you help us, you monster?"
Feel free to add any other feedback not covered by the questions above.

Some initial instructions would have been lovely. "Here is text." Okay, now what? Hello?

This would have worked if the first post was the sentence created from the first puzzle. "Solve this puzzle to find the reason why you're solving this puzzle" is not an encouraging incentive. I did it because you got lucky and managed to strike that OCD part of my artist brain where I get locked onto something and won't stop until I'm satisfied. Some kind of introduction was necessary, and the thread title is too vague to qualify.

Would you be opposed to the puzzle-solver (for individual puzzles or the overall puzzle) receiving special advantages (for another puzzle) or a special prize in future engagements (i.e. one that is different from those who participated and/or worked together, but did not come up with the answer first)?


Like I said before. It wouldn't be as exciting if someone had a special advantage, which I assume means a starting clue no one else gets. That would just require the person to work harder than everyone else and post their results (or do nothing until everyone else catches up to them). Or they would just post the clue right away to help everyone else out.

A prize or reward of some kind is in order. Heck, I'd be happy with just a Quest, as it is the standard for rewards on AG. The solver should be rewarded initially of course. However, it would be good if a few other people were rewarded as well, since some did a lot of work and some just built up from there. Rather than the judge selecting who they decided contributed the most, let the winner pick at least one or two people that helped them specifically. People would have to work harder to impress each other rather than the moderator by providing their work.

I was initially going to withhold my text from the first puzzle until I had solved the whole thing so I could post it all at once and show off. Instead I posted what I had, which led to a lot more development in much less time. I wouldn't want to have figured 90% of it out, only to have someone else solve the last bit and post the solution, earning all the credit from much less work. Granted, as of now I'm just glad it was solved, but I would want to know if my contribution was important. weirdlike was kind enough to give R2 and I a shout-out when he solved it. If prizes are awarded, they should be done in a similar fashion.
Ernie15
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and maybe sometimes the Knights as well


What? You called? I wasn't asleep. I was just....staring at my eyelids.
R2D21999
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Did you enjoy it?
What was the most/least fun?
What was the most/least difficult?
What was the most frustrating?
Would you participate again if given the opportunity?
Would you participate in something bigger?
What should I call this thing?
Feel free to add any other feedback not covered by the questions above.


I-is this another riddle? Oh dear... oh dear... I can't tell.
Gantic
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No, but people haven't realized that Count to 100 is another piece of the puzzle. :P Or is it?

MattEmAngel
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No, but people haven't realized that Count to 100 is another piece of the puzzle. :P Or is it?


I determined that as soon as it showed up. There's really no other reason you guys would allow a counting game, much less start one.

I've also been noticing this...

Count to 100 OP: "ADDiTiONAL CONSiDERATiONS"

and, in Legendaria Imaginaria, "LiST OF MEMORABLE THREADS"

You're deliberately leaving the "i" in lowercase when capitalizing titles. This is significant. I haven't searched elsewhere yet but I imagine I will need to.
Gantic
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That's just a stylistic thing I started three years ago when I notice the height of a lowercase i was the full height of a letter.

pangtongshu
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There's really no other reason you guys would allow a counting game, much less start one.


Well I mean, given how Forum Games is back to not contributing to post count and the mods are making sure no spam is involved with their active participation, I'm not surprised.
MattEmAngel
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Well I mean, given how Forum Games is back to not contributing to post count and the mods are making sure no spam is involved with their active participation, I'm not surprised.


With counting games having being strictly forbidden since I joined two years ago, suddenly the mods not only approve but are also hanging out around it makes me suspicious. I mean, come on. There's even a "Rule of Armor Games" rule about it.

Rule 27: COUNTING GAMES ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Now not only is it official but the mods are monitoring it? Suspicions aroused. If nothing else, the timing is too well-placed along with the puzzles to be a coincidence. Unless this is one of the "new and exciting changes," in which case, yay?
Gantic
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The mods and admin who post often in that threads never had a chance to post in the original Count to 100 threads so they're having their power-tripping fill.

The next "Rabbit Hole" will be more challenging and more adventurous with multi-layered puzzles and rewards. Yay! Get your puzzling hats ready.

R2D21999
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When will this rabbit hole be dug next?

Gantic
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The hole is currently being dug. When it will be open to the public, depends on the variety of factors, mostly wackiness, so sometime this month or next month maybe. These holes will eventually build up to a level of epicness that will make the "Way of Moderation" look like the average attempt to count to 100 and "Fire A Mod" look like Stilhaus Kitchens spam.

pangtongshu
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Whoa now...the Stillhaus Kitchens spam are the greatest thing on this face on the Earth. You sure you are ready to make such a promise of greatness?

Gantic
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Oh, so you're one of those. Anyone whose opinion is important knows that Kitchen Design Lancashire is superior to Stilhaus Kitchens.

MattEmAngel
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Hey, I liked the Stilhaus Kitchen thread. I put a lot of work into describing the things Stilhaus Kitchens may or may not be responsible for. I listed at least 50 things.

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