congratulations 🎉🎉, I'm happy too..
Blind as **** thanks for this hints!!!!!
You need more than a single 7 character word, the numbers are important
i have read all the pages and im still not getting how you get the hidden character. and what does this vladimir have to do with this challenge?
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If you've already got the 15 numbers, you shouldn't dwell on the Vladimir part, as you're past that section for the most part.
As for the hidden number, something had to happen to start the sentence. Consider " this" and "this " but not "this".
I’m about 90% sure I have the right 16 char password with the correct keyword and suffix. The “hidden word” makes sense but when I try to enter it I get a statement “passcode circuitry is too hot...” not really sure if I have it or not now. Has anyone else had this problem or is my passcode still incorrect.
"passcode circuitry is too hot" means you have tried too many passwords in a short time. Wait a couple of hours and then try again.
Finally took the time to take another look at this after the holiday stuff and was able to figure it out. Better late than never I guess lol
Or, submit passcode via Android Ingress app. No limit on that one.
For those of you that found this challenge somewhat easy, congratulations.
For those of you that found this challenge difficult, congratulations. You've learned what a "challenge" is meant to be. Challenging.
Personally, I found the Visionary challenge easier than Dreamer and Interpreter because I had deciphered word puzzles in school, whereas I had no experience or knowledge of audio or barcodes. However, I don't think it's necessary to sound like a bit of a spoiled brat by complaining about how difficult a challenge was.
So for those of you who are running blind and need clues, no problem. That's all of us at some point. We're here to have fun, play, and help each other, of course without taking away the fun of it all, which is the mystery and the satisfaction of being able to eventually solve the puzzle on our own. We understand sometimes it literally drives you insane, that everybody is different and everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses.
But for those of you who insist on complaining about how "difficult" one particular week's challenge is for you, especially after you've already solved it... if you don't want to be challenged, then please don't engage in challenges.
Part of why I enjoy decoding so much is that it's a challenge and a learning experience. Everyone has different backgrounds which will make one code easier/faster for them to solve over another. Collaborating can speed up the process if you get trapped, also taking some time to reset your thoughts, or even studying ciphers in advance with practice.
Where lacking, I get a chance to deduce, adopt new tools, and discover a rabbit hole of information I wasn't previously aware of. Feeling clever for me comes from finding the path on my own before consultation. That, I believe, is where the most helpful learning happens. That is building problem solving skills as opposed to collecting information and applying it... which, to me, will be much more helpful in the long run. It is also much more satisfying, and addictive, when if/when I succeed.
My biggest complaint from the first two weeks' challenges were, they were unreasonably mobile unfriendly. With a really weird bit of wordplay that made "numbers" invisible to people wh hd nvr dn ths ngrss dcdng pzzls bfr.
This week's puzzle was finally mobile friendly, but the encode/decode algorithm was so very esoteric, and non-esoteric hints either didn't help at all or gave it completely away, depending.
My current fear is that these are the "easy" puzzles in the challengeset, and we're still leading up to even more convoluted encoding schemes and oblique algorithms. Rolling-Caesar ciphers, interlined text, reversed strings, anagrams. And those are just "normal" variations on text obfuscation.
I disagree about the “esoteric” nature of the “main” algorithm for this challenge. It is no more esoteric than what the previous challenges required. It is a bog standard, textbook algorithm. It can be and has been taught to college freshman learning to write computer programs for the first time. It is simple enough that you can feasibly carry it out by hand with paper and pencil.
The fact that some hints tried to describe it in the style of, “You can make a tasty thing by putting flour, water, and some other stuff into an oven,” just means that the hints were convoluted and oblique, not the actual algorithm.
Thanks, finally got it.
Okay I think I’m starting to understand this one a little bit, now that I’ve read through this whole thread.
I’m still confused on what people mean by “method” and “algorithm” though.
I'm still stumped, I've got numbers but no keyword
I would like to know what you've started to "understand," then.
Try converting them to letters
Method/Algorithm pretty much refers to a step of actions you have to execute in order to get to an end.
If you understand it a bit, you could have already found the algorithm you need.
The suffix will be common from previous challenges. How do you get the same suffix from the numbers you have?
Good grief...finally got it.
I am curious how anyone logically deduced the first character. With the 15 characters I had, and knowing I needed another one up front, I figured I'd make a 26 attempt run through the passcode server. Obviously this didn't take long but I was under the impression that there was a method used to derive the first character?
For those still stumped.....as I just solved after a week. (on and off, an hour here and there, holidays etc)
I never decoded the bottom right.
I never made sense of the bottom left. I used the format published here (although I do not understand how it was deduced)
I was assuming it would be much more complex and require much more decoding experience. It does not.
Be tidy and accurate when you make conversion charts, lists, matrices. This is key.
Feel free to message me.
Even a race needs to start from somewhere.
You didn't calculate from nothing to something?
The bottom left gives a hint that leads to the final part of the passcode you're referring to. You may have dismissed a detail in it by the end of the puzzle, but it is a subtle hint.
I still don't see it,, just looks like a old passcode format....
Well, this was not fun. The "hint" in the bottom right corner: it is because of one of the comments in this forum that suddenly triggered a vague memory that lead to the right clue, but for the life of me I can't turn that hint into the actual clue (then again, I immediately knew what to do with the Interpreter clue, so I guess there's something in it for everybody).
Finally getting caught up on these, I was retired and forgot they were doing them. I was successful once I applied the hint from the lower left to the solve instead of following it