Descent of the Durtle into Madness


#4408

Spoilery, eh?


#4409

Basically, he found another clue, but we both feel he did so by bypassing the puzzle, which is not the intent of this game, so we’re gonna pretend we didn’t see anything until we reach that point by legitimate means.


#4410

Right, I was trying to stay consistent with your attempts to mask that by pointing out another instance that seems like something that gives away the information. I mean it has definitely changed what I’m doing, and I can’t unsee it. Myself and others have mentioned the durtle emote in the prayer kanji and that has the reading of き so as soon as I saw “き word” I knew there was a connection.


#4411

Wait… what is going on???


#4412

Nothing. You saw nothing.

Just weird alphanumeric codes.


#4413

ok… I didn’t see much… but the clue say start from death… which are between level 20 and 30 right? This article in Tofugu talks about what to do at that point…


#4414

doesn’t even know how to view those comments anyway


#4415

Could you unblur the link please? I can’t click on it.


#4416

Is that actually where we’re supposed to go? I do kinda feel like we need to solve the puzzle we’ve already got. Or is it possible that we were always intended to make that logic leap, and this page includes the key for the current puzzle?


#4417

hey guys how’s it goin’


#4418


#4419

Maybe???

Didn’t somebody said that 天国へ行きたかったら死から開始。is a weird way to said it?

Maybe it means “when you reach Death, what do you start?” Grammar… and you end on those 3 articles. And that helps to decrypt the AABQ…


#4420

The thing is, I don’t think they’re taking liberties with language in this case. I think they deliberately chose the word to mean precisely what they intend it to mean, as a clue.

Now, what’s all this about a spoiler? Does it directly solve the clue, or just lead to another step? If the latter, it’s not really cheating in my book.


#4421

I’m thinking it solves it. I think I’ve got 3 of the 4 words.


#4422

Wow. Well, you know what, we’d probably be weeks and weeks at this otherwise…


#4423

What’s going on here?! Something exciting?! :astonished:
I go away, come back at post 4395, but I haven’t read any edits or spoilers yet…
But I really have to wash the dishes before I can sit down and chew on the puzzle :tired_face:


#4424

If you’ve reached 4395, you’ve probably seen everything significant that’s been posted. I don’t think anyone that’s pursuing the spoiler is posting.


#4425

LOL, did they continuously play the movies Clue and Matrix in english class too? It’s all a product of the US education system!

Seriously, I thought “descendence” matched the meaning “the act of descending” and I didn’t read into a double meaning. Unless durtle is a typo for turtle, the english sounded fine to me. It is supposed to be fun and whimsical so I would expect some liberties, right?


#4426

Disagree with this thinking , if you know something, tell us what it is and how you found it. If it’s a mistake that’s fine, but we should all be playing with the same information. It’s not your fault you found it. Hell, you might have even been meant to.


#4427

Have you solved the puzzle and found the passwords or not? I’m not wasting my time doing busy work if it’s already solved.