On July 14, 2023 at 1:07PM EST BrianRipose wrote:
My notes on each puzzle (no idea how many people read these)
Magician: Don't overthink. Look for a simple method. There are several clues in previous comments that should be able to get you there if you wind up getting stuck.
Hacker: By far my favorite puzzle, and one I surprised myself by solving without reading too many hints. Be persistent, read everything, read files even if they're unnecessary (I would spend hours talking to M about his dreams and they're significance.
Navigator: Definitely spent too much time on this one and should have had it sooner. Study the symbols closely.
Musician: Struggled finding an app to help me with this, but got it eventually. Loved it that someone designed the final song to be unshazamable.
Soldier: Got this one on the first try, and no one else seems to complain about having trouble with it, so have to think that using a little bit of logic is the only solution.
Artist: The people at the library probably thought I was crazy for holding a sheet of paper up to the monitor and tracing, but that's what I did to help.
Scientist: Got this one because one or two people left useful comments behind.
Spy: Got it on the third try. You need to guess incorrectly once or twice to reverse engineer what's going on.
Solver: Got the first puzzle accidentally because something glowed. Brute forced my way through the second puzzle. Third puzzle, still working on it. Not sure if it's a giant Polybius Square, Checkerboard cipher, or something else entirely. Clicking on a question mark causes a grid to stop, but not sure what you're supposed to click on next. Will keep trying till something works.