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  • A Positively Puzzling Proposition Positing a Plethora of Problems


    Marcello

    Today, Ame made a puzzle. She wasn't sure if it was solvable.

     

    Being the maths nerd that I am, she asked if I would help figure out if and how it could be solved.

     

    I couldn't figure it out, so I wrote a program to do it instead.

     

    It took the program 3 minutes and 5 million 'moves' to solve the puzzle.

     

    We decided to put the puzzle in game.

     

    I hope you're all looking forward to E18.

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    As Ame would say; "If you suffered, i suffered first, for you"! Keep up the good work, really looking forward to it!

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    Can't wait to :

    1. Feel the excitement of playing a new episode again

    2. Discover every corner of that episode with great joy

    3. Stumble upon this puzzle at some point

    4. Try to solve that puzzle with excitement

    5. Try to solve that puzzle with boredom

    6. Try to solve that puzzle with anger

    7. Suffer to try to solve that puzzle

    8. Maybe solve that puzzle

    9. Catch every new obtainable pokémon with excitement, joy, boredom, anger and suffering.

    Keep up the good work guys! Can't wait to see that green marker on the scoreboard reach 100%!

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    EZ! I'll beat it in a minute! 

     

    (I'm ready to eat those words. I'll probably be hungry from the salt overload anyway.)

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    The question is: how did Ame come up with an unsolvable puzzle? How high is her IQ?

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    Aww man if i stumble into this puzzle either i solve it in 5 hours or i have to wait for someone to upload a video to solve it (╯‵□′)╯︵┻━┻    ○| ̄|_ =3

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    I'm scared, I'm actually afraid of a puzzle.

    I just recently got through the horror show Mirage Tower, and now you're going to give me this!

    ...

    I mean I'm gonna do it, but still...

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    None asks, what is the prize? Is it Dratini? Store Sticker? Or, I guess, something like PokeSnax or an Ultra Ball.

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    1 hour ago, example said:

    None asks, what is the prize? Is it Dratini? Store Sticker? Or, I guess, something like PokeSnax or an Ultra Ball.

    Probably, something big. I bet, Larvitar!

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    Meh, It could just mean that Marcello wrote an ineffecient algorithm. Still might be interesting to see if I can "beat his score".

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    20 hours ago, GS BALL said:

    Probably, something big. I bet, Larvitar!

    You get Larvitar in Tanzan Mountain, entrance by surfing west on Tanzan Lake, behind Rock Climb rocks

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    Let's put this into perspective: the train puzzle and the water type gym puzzle were already 2 very tedious puzzles in the last episode, so coming up with a puzzle that you seem to consider difficult and that was impossible before inserting that program doesn't bode well

     

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    The fact that E18 can be released (in theory there is a chance) on my birthday (16/07) keeps me on a really really really hyped up state hahahaha

    Keep up the good work

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    On 7/4/2018 at 12:42 AM, FrozenPhoenix said:

    That honestly doesn't sound like good game design.

    Exactly, hard and interesting puzzle isn't equal to tedious and repetetive (like tauros/heracross in aventurine woods and I'm bashing it at every opportunity, I know). But let's put pessimism and critique aside until we see it in action - I hope the programme used by Marcello used some kind of 'brute force' to try out random 'moves' until one combination works or something like that, instead of finding an algorithm or a key.

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    I love puzzles, and since Ame wasn't sure it would work, and you Marcello worked it out logically and still found it difficult, then wrote a program for it makes me even more excited to try solving it.

     

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    time to add about 20-40 hours to my playtime in reborn........ actually I bet that I will get through this puzzle in one try before youtubers put up the answer on youtube and if not I will reset my game progress to the very start

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    A few friends and I have  a bet on beating Reborn with the catch of only playing while hammered and no guides.

    So bring it on, you absolute madmen/madwomen/madxem

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    On 6/28/2018 at 9:04 AM, cybershell12 said:

    Not even Lostelle can save us now...

     

    no, have faith, Lostelle will save us(or else we are screwed)

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    It's probable Marcello's programme was semi-brute forcing it (meaning he gave the basic commands), but usually all non-tedius puzzles require some thinking outside the box. I can't wait to make a new playthrough during the beta and try it myself.

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    Can't wait to make Marcello look like mediocore mathematician.

     

    For reals tho, hope it'll be solvable with some effort... No idea how much time he spent trying

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    at the way the testing is going its gonna be another week at least since they only update the ep18 scoreboard once a day unless they change that all of the sudden.

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    The checks are dates, when we start looking over the bug reports from testing and shift our focus to fixing them, rather than just the fatal ones.

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    19 minutes ago, Marcello said:

    The checks are dates, when we start looking over the bug reports from testing and shift our focus to fixing them, rather than just the fatal ones.

    I think he was Joking, but whatever.

     

    First Check is tomorrow. It may not mark the community release, but it means we are getting closer.

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    On 9/25/2018 at 2:25 AM, padamoce said:

    So... Can anyone tell me where is this puzzle? I have been looking for it and can't find it, thanks in advance

    Magic square, Devon Corp.

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  • E19 Scoreboard


    Mapping - #################### | 40%

    Eventing - #################### | 35%

    Story ----- #################### | 60%


    Total ------ #################### | 45%

    [Post-game Scoreboard]
    (will unlock after above is completed)


    slow to update percents at first since several of the first maps i have to do are Big Boiz and it takes a bit of time to get through them all properly. 

    there's basically 9 sections i have to make, i'm on the 2nd rn

     

    (Updated 2/20)

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