Contest of the Century (in Contests)
April 5 2007 7:07 PM EDT
Pit_Spawn, G_Beee, and edyit are all disqualified from the start as they've had previous access to the information.
Everyone else, admins included, can win. Even Jon!
NO DISCUSSING ANY ANSWERS! This includes chat, CM, PM, AIM, whatever. Anyone who does help another with any answers will be disqualified from this and any future contests of mine.
Any complaints or questions, along with bug notification, should be sent to CM PM, or my e-mail. Please don't post here other than with any compliments, congratulations, or records of donations to the contest.
April 5 2007 7:52 PM EDT
Congratulations to who? Why?
April 5 2007 7:52 PM EDT
April 5 2007 8:00 PM EDT
Congratulations th00p on your 2.5 years of CB anniversary?
why: ive sent a pm
Congrats on creating a nifty puzzle for one, and for being th00p!
April 5 2007 9:31 PM EDT
Congratulations on your account being exactly 17 months old today?
April 5 2007 9:39 PM EDT
Congrats on bringing sexy back.
April 5 2007 10:19 PM EDT
Congrats to SNK3R for making it to 100k score with a *snicker* Halidon Familiar.
April 6 2007 2:14 AM EDT
Congratulations to th00p, for making a contest that I completely don't understand.
April 6 2007 5:22 AM EDT
Yeah, well done th00p
April 6 2007 8:49 AM EDT
For those that don't understand: Clicky
For those that already got that part (go novice!) think of it as a head start.
Aww you helped them...
Where is my email reply!
April 6 2007 11:45 AM EDT
Level 9 is a shot to the face for me.
Good Luck everyone else!
April 6 2007 12:47 PM EDT
Ha ha I got to the end and got the right answer! Too bad you won't let it count :'(
April 6 2007 2:29 PM EDT
Well, not quite the right answer... but you did get to the end, and that was only with a lucky guess skipping around. Sorry, that won't do it for ya!
April 6 2007 8:49 PM EDT
#15 - argh! Well #13 was really difficult, but #15?!? I have no idea what was going on in th00ps brain ;-) maybe later.
I'm still failing at 13 after a day of delay getting th00p to answer my email...don't feel bad PoisoN...
HAH, I got the answer to #15 trying to find the answer to #13...I hate you th00p, I'm going to end up spending the rest of my days trying to figure this out...I'm sending my angry girlfriend your way...
PoisoN having gotten #13 is driving me crazy...
April 6 2007 9:44 PM EDT
It seems I missed the possibility to skip a riddle. How did you do that?
I don't think it's going to work, th00p will likely want the answers to each and every one, so accidentally getting one from ahead isn't really that helpful...at least not unless I actually get #13 eventually...
all I know is that if I don't feel like an idiot for not getting #13 I'm going to storm th00p's castle and sack it...
April 6 2007 10:18 PM EDT
Got #15 =) finally. But #16 looks even more difficult. Lol, lets sleep.
April 6 2007 10:54 PM EDT
You guys stink. I'm still sitting on #9.
April 6 2007 11:07 PM EDT
Couldn't stop, at #20 now. I hope the riddle is solved when I wake up, have lots of other things to do ;-)
April 6 2007 11:31 PM EDT
I feel silly being stuck at #5... Nice work th00p!
I need to know what #13 is! I hope you solve this thing in the morning PoisoN!
April 7 2007 5:13 AM EDT
I'm stuck on #9 too, OB ;)
I'm stuck at #5 as well. :'(
April 7 2007 11:00 AM EDT
I'm unworthy. #20 is such a mean thing :D So the race is not over yet. Good luck to you all.
If 5 is something that only CB1 people will know, I'll be annoyed heavily...
April 7 2007 2:27 PM EDT
pity we can't buy hints...
I feel your pain NS. #5 is starting to become a big thorn in my side.
April 7 2007 3:05 PM EDT
Been at 5 since thursday...
<The_End_of_Days> I love your contest - i have the answer but hey let it run
Just thought I would say something :)
April 7 2007 11:36 PM EDT
Number 5 makes absolutely no sense.
April 8 2007 8:47 AM EDT
Block the responsible servers, delete the cookies and your yahoo account, done. Or simply do not visit any Yahoo(or Google, MSN, whatever) page. Some companies even provide a good service for anonymous surfing the web. But don't use Google search, directly try wikipedia.org instead, they offer an interesting article about internet privacy. =)
<Lukey> Yeah, I got the answer, but you can just let it keep going.
just thought i'd say something :D
..yes im bored :(
April 8 2007 10:49 AM EDT
We have a winner! Congrats to PoisoN, the first to finish the contest! I'll send my share of the money and will let G_Beee know that he should send his share too. Don't forget there is still A Steel Familiar lvl 69,134 to be given out to the second person to finish, so keep on going!
Also, due to popular demand, I'll release a list of answers here after the contest is over because some people want to see how twisted my mind really is.
April 8 2007 11:13 AM EDT
How about a list of hints?
April 8 2007 12:53 PM EDT
My attention span is so short, I gave up at level 9.
Figure out what the level was about, tried to figure it out but no go.
So please someone else finish the darn thing so we can find the answers before I lose interest in this contest completely.
I got to 13 and gave up...
April 8 2007 1:28 PM EDT
Furthest No. 9 for me, I can't wait to see the answers so I can find out how I couldn't figure it out...too much PT for a SF imo.
April 8 2007 2:14 PM EDT
G Beee (Admin_Beee) 126.96.36.199 PoisoN (NWO) $900000 -- id=0024ha 2:13 PM EDT
Well done PoisoN.
Thank you PoisoN, I stopped trying for #13, I was so angry I couldn't stand it...
I was even more annoyed when I stumbled on the answer to #15 while guessing #13.
a title of Trivia Time!, page name cello.html and 7. weren't enough for me...I tried every think I could think of...and just gave up.
Where is the answer key th00p I want to see it!
April 8 2007 4:06 PM EDT
I'm afraid we need a second winner, Novice :-)
No way, I've got my sanity to think of!
I'm so sorry th00p, I got so excited when PoisoN won...8@(
April 9 2007 12:04 PM EDT
Still waiting for a second winner.
Hopefully people are still trying, because it would seem a shame that I spent my time making this contest and only one person finished it. Someone finish please so you can make me happy!
April 9 2007 12:10 PM EDT
Somebody please finish!!!
Maybe its time for some hints?
At least for level 5. I mean, I feel like I've been stuck here for a week now. XP.
April 9 2007 6:44 PM EDT
Indeed...I have a feeling it's something stupidly easy though (as the other ones were)
April 9 2007 6:51 PM EDT
I have given up at level 9. I guess sometimes a contest may be too hard for mere mortals.
PoisoN is no mere mortal.
April 9 2007 6:56 PM EDT
I gave up on lvl9 as well. I pretty much or partially know the answer, I just don't know what it wants me to do with it.
th00p, I found the page for your last few purely by chance... and could probably formulate the answer you want, but I'm still stuck at #13... I'll think about it a little more.
April 9 2007 7:57 PM EDT
Yeah I accidentaly stumbled upon the answers for # 18 AND # 15 in my attempts to go ahead with number 5.
April 9 2007 9:07 PM EDT
"<The_End_of_Days> I love your contest - i have the answer but hey let it run"
-> The real mystery master :)
Thx th00p and G Beee for the contest & the prize. I can't believe it took me so long to find the answers, I really hope you create a second contest of this quality :)
Thx Popsicle Man, I felt more like a common stupid mortal after almost 24h for #20 ;-)
th00p, stumping nearly all of CB is no simple feat, you should be proud!
Ok, so I figured out most all of them AFTER 13, but not 13 itself...........
ok, so I've got all the way to 13, 15, and 18 through to the end....
April 9 2007 10:38 PM EDT
Go Nightstrike Go!
We want answers!
I'm up to #16 right now... once I break through this barrier, I have most of the rest...... (unless th00p laid a trap)
ok, need some clarification here... the answer to #16 that I got (I deciphered the clue, but there are multiple possibiltiies) doesn't go to #17. Is this ok?
ok, figured that out... you've got a little bug in your game, th00p.
Done... fired off an email to th00p, and we'll see what happens.
April 10 2007 7:51 PM EDT
But it's so early... finally found the email the 2nd time 'round and sent it back, some people are getting very close!
What you corrected I already had in my list......... I clarified it in a followup email
April 13 2007 3:47 PM EDT
Do you guys want me to let you all know the answers so you can breathe easier or wait until someone finally solves it and wins a second prize?
April 13 2007 3:48 PM EDT
Just tell us the answers, but if others want to wait, can you email them to me at least.
Give the prize to NightStrike for trying!
Just CM me number 5 th00p, so I can try to carry on! ;)
th00p, did you respond to my latest emails?
April 13 2007 6:51 PM EDT
I am on #18 and the only answer I can come up with takes me to #20 not #19, so I am a bit of an impass.
That's what I had, and I just went with it.
April 15 2007 2:49 PM EDT
Since no one seems to be still continuing, I will post the answers here.
- Look in the title.
- Look in the dark for the hidden "ammo"
- Base 18 damage ammo is slayer arrow.
- Look at the image name to see Jonocracy.jpg
- Remember that it is lowercase only.
- Named Item worth $25,961,809.
- Look on named items page (weapons) and search $25,961,809.
- Item is a named VB (Callandor)
- Number 1 on CB2 is the first user.
- Take anyone's name and change the end ID number to 1.
- User is the system.
- Post by me on March 19 2007 9:51 PM EDT.
- Search my replies for that date, find "Help, I've fallen and can't get up!"
- Title is confusing, look at the --M--J--S--D part.
- Stands for the 12 months, and March, June, September and December.
- Those 4 months are the chanegmonths, the 4 most important times to a CBer.
- 16 + 9 = 25
- Rules say no numbers allowed, so change it to letters.
- Levels 6 and 8 never showed up.
- Send me an e-mail with the first 9 levels answers and get the next level code.
- Trivia time, 7. stands for the 7th question.
- Go to trivia wiki page, links to Shade's Trivia page, showing Trivia question lineup.
- 7th question is on literature.
- Watch for capitalization, Source is the capitalized word.
- Look in the source code, you'll find "he answer is ALPHABETSOUP.html"
- First picture is a pool stick (cue).
- Second picture is an insect (bee).
- Third picture are the numbers 406.
- Q+B+406 = QB #4 '06
- First picture is a submarine (sub).
- Second picture is a plus sign (add).
- Third picture is a Mini Cooper (mini).
- Sub + Add + Mini = Subadmini = Sub-admin.
- Source reveals "the one with a V"
- Sub-admin that started internships (Shade and SNK)
- Source reveals "at a national lab" (not shade, so SNK3R)
- Two letters for trivia, 80% of the time.
- Back to Shade's page, where it shows winning percentages of players.
- Only player with 80% wins is InebriatedArsonist.
- "O M God"
- Source code reveals "middle three"
- D is the only capitalized letter
- Source reveals to go to alleviate.html, and also that alleviate is no the actual answer.
- alleviate.html and D is the answer.
- Add the last three levels together.
- ia + mgo + d (not alleviate) = iamgod = I am God
April 15 2007 2:50 PM EDT
Any complaints are more than welcome so I can improve upon the next contest that I hope to run similar to this. Thank you!
April 15 2007 5:02 PM EDT
What's with the missing levels, i.e., 6, 8 and 19?
April 15 2007 5:05 PM EDT
Wait... I get it now :D
So the date given for number 5 was a red herring? :(
And here I was scouring the 'Crate and Barrel' website. :'(
April 16 2007 8:50 AM EDT
A member of Carnage Blender 2 since .
Last login at November 3 2000
3:52 PM EST.
Date is accurate GL. :D
th00p, you never replied to my last email where I sent those answers...
I think a good way to improve the contest is to have answers by chatmailed or something other than email, because you seem to have not received several emails I sent (perhaps they were blocked by the spam filter?)
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