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Would you like to have the hints be easier or harder?

Easier and shorter.
Easier, but about the same length.
Easier, but with more layered challenges.
The same difficulty, but shorter.
The same difficulty and the same length.
The same difficulty, but more layered.
Harder, but with shorter challenges.
Harder, but about the same length.
Harder AND with even more layered challenges!

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Answers!)
« Reply #60 on: August 06, 2018, 02:15:32 PM »
Completely forgot the specific pattern of the Cap Kingdom's floors, that picture in hint 6 didn't ring a bell. Sad.

Also didn't notice that that one beetle for hint 7 wasn't changed. Did get the location right.

Did get all the others :D

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Answers!)
« Reply #61 on: August 06, 2018, 05:18:07 PM »
I'll be honest...

I didn't give an answer for Hint 4.

I don't know why it confused me so much, but I wasn't confident enough to submit an answer for it, so I didn't.

Whoops.

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Answers!)
« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2018, 10:39:49 AM »
I got 5 right.

I feel smart now.

Difficulty is alright, no need to change anything for me on this side of the world.

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Answers!)
« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2018, 04:20:27 AM »
Round 2 is nearly ready- emphasis on nearly! It would probably be worth waiting just another few days so I don't send out a rushed set of hints. While waiting, perhaps you could have a go at the other scavenger hunt! Round 2 will run until August 30th no matter when it starts.

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Answers!)
« Reply #64 on: August 23, 2018, 05:26:20 PM »
Alright, here comes Round 2! Enjoy.

(Of course, a surprise Round 2.1 will come very soon.)

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Answers!)
« Reply #65 on: August 24, 2018, 01:45:28 AM »
Just a question if I may, can all of these be found on a beaten file? Or do they require me to start a new save file?


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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Answers!)
« Reply #66 on: August 24, 2018, 02:19:13 AM »
None of them require the game to be beaten or not. It might be easier to use a new save file for one of the hints, but it's absolutely possible on a beaten save file if you know what the hint's referring to.

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Round 2)
« Reply #67 on: August 25, 2018, 04:09:45 PM »
Everything's been sent out now. The hunt is on!

To clarify, it's the same rules as last time- you can submit individual answers or multiple, and you can resubmit an answer if you wish.

In a few days, I'll add some extra clues to some of the less popular hints so don't worry if you're stuck on some of them. Have fun! :shy:

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Round 2)
« Reply #68 on: August 27, 2018, 01:51:49 PM »
Here's some extra clues to help the hunters in need.

Spoiler: HINT 4 (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: HINT 5 (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: HINT 6 (click to show/hide)

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Round 2)
« Reply #69 on: August 30, 2018, 03:17:47 AM »
I'll give you 24 hours left, so last chance to get your answers in!

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Round 2)
« Reply #70 on: August 30, 2018, 05:28:44 PM »
Last chance to get things sent in!

Let's be specific. I'll close everything up on August 31, 2018, 03:00:00 AM. A lot of people still have a chance of winning if they get the right answers!

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Round 2)
« Reply #71 on: August 31, 2018, 03:24:13 AM »
And that's all. Thank you so much to everyone who participated.

Full numbers will be coming soon, but at this stage I can reveal the winner- Fawfulthegreat64! Congrats!

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Round 2)
« Reply #72 on: August 31, 2018, 08:08:08 AM »
Wow, was not expecting to be the winner, neat! :D


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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Round 2)
« Reply #73 on: September 05, 2018, 12:58:33 PM »
Here are those numbers that we all crave. The rule was, 1 point for nearly correct answers, 2 points for a correct answer, and 3 points for getting the answer first.




Congratulations to FTG, Luigi64DD and Nitwit for coming in the top three! But also, congratulations to everyone who got points- even the smallest of tokens can contribute to something. Either way, thank you to all the players! It was super fun making these and seeing what people came up with in response. I've been told that the puzzles were good, perhaps even great, but most importantly, they were puzzling. There's a couple of fixes I want to make for next year (which will likely be for a different game. We'll see.), namely removing any reliance on the English language to find answers. I didn't consider it for some hints, but now I'm perpetually considering it. All the time.

Another thing I'd like to do is what the crew did for the Odyssey Scavenger hunt, namely having the hints publicly posted rather than sent privately. However, you'll still have to sign up. Other ideas may arrive by next summer.

That's all from me. I'll be taking suggestions all year round, including which games to make puzzles from and any other specifics. Again, thank you for playing!

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Round 2)
« Reply #74 on: September 05, 2018, 01:41:44 PM »
WOAH

Sorry did not expect to rank this high

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Round 2)
« Reply #75 on: September 05, 2018, 01:50:10 PM »
Will you be posting the answers to the second round and which ones people had (partially) correct?

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Round 2)
« Reply #76 on: September 05, 2018, 01:53:31 PM »
It looks like I was the only one to get every answer at least partially correct (I'm guessing the one I only partially got right was Hint 7 of Round 1). Nice! Though FTG still beat me overall since he found 4 hints first while I found zero first. I should have known that always waiting till the last minute was a bad idea! :P

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Round 2)
« Reply #77 on: September 05, 2018, 02:10:34 PM »
Will you be posting the answers to the second round and which ones people had (partially) correct?

Yes to the first question, no to the second one. When I have the time I'll edit in the second answers, but attempting to format all the lists of answers and results and all has been unsuccessful and would probably take up more time than I'd like to give. Apologies!

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Re: Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Hunt (Thanks for playing!)
« Reply #78 on: September 05, 2018, 06:34:59 PM »
wow i didnt expect to be so highly ranked! i guess doing a whole bunch of hints early on in round 1 really helped with that
now im really curious to see what the answers are for the second round. going by the numbers of what i got right in the first round and overall, i guess didnt get any fully correct during the second round, so i'll be interested to see what i did wrong there haha (no hurry though, take as much time as you need tpg)

anyway this was a really fun game. the puzzles were indeed quite puzzling, and there was a good range of difficulty so that everyone would be able to at least figure something out, and it was also quite creative in the variety of ways that hints were presented.

one last thing piece of feedback though, is that i feel like the amount of points for finding something first should be lower. i understand that it is good to give a bonus for those who get it first, but when that bonus is worth more than a correct answer by itself i feel like thats a little too much, and it puts people who aren't online at the time the hints arrive at a disadvantage. like its nice to get third but knowing that it only happened because i was online when you sent the hints and basically everyone else was offline makes it feel a little bit unfair to me

but yeah, overall very fun, would definitely play again if it appears next year