They're not talking a Free Market here...
@DeeBelle the twitter clue
has something to do with how I wrote you this.
I got them all today, so much better than yesterday....I never did get the main page one.
Kegan04 : i dont think this is hunt......more like the whole answer
xxerox : Sorry if I spoiled something for you. I was trying to end the Logical Ghosts frustration without just blatantly saying the answer. I did put in in 2 spoiler tags. :P
Or, maybe that was just in my mind. XD
Still, 1 spoiler tag.
I'm still confused about the Twitter clue. I've tried about 20 different keys to capitalism, but none of them have worked.
@Phoenix Think outside the box! Capitalism might not be what you think it is!
I got it. Thanks for the help, Xesdra.
For the twitter clue:
Read the clue out loud, "What is the key to Capitalism?"
Remember, keys come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
Sometimes keys don't open doors.
What? I already solved-
There are TWO of me?
This explains EVERYTHING!
thanks for the clue, xesdra. i understand what capitalism is now. i hope the rest of you can as well.
Tnx for the answers everyone if everything continue like this i wont be needing any more hunts :D
Kegan04: Thank you SO much for doing so. I was going a little insane.
tlsims's hint was the one that gave me the twitter clue. Although for a while I was convinced it should be Oligarchy and kept refreshing the page. :D
Ding! Suddenly the lightbulb came on in my brain. Thanks everyone for the subtle, but very helpful, hints!
Having trouble with the twitter hint. I know it doesn't have anything to do with economics in this case, but what ever I come up with as the key doesn't work...
Does anyone have a Facebook hint, maybe? It's screwing me up.
OMG I got the JIG one for today EPIC!!!! Love that game!!!! XD
Nvm, I got it. But it was tricky!! NOw I just need the Twitter one, which is harder than it seems.
Yay! now you can blame the other Phoenix if you do anything wrong =D
The twitter hint was easy today, got it in about 1 second!
Now for the other 2....
Just have to say, today's JIG clue is awesome.
twitter hunt is easy
got the main one
lol today the hunts were rly easy
I am completely stumped on today's homepage hint. I just cannot figure out what to search for. Anyone feel like giving me a hint?
i could use some help with both the home page and FB clue.
I've been watching too much Whose Line is it Anyways lately... All I could think of on the twitter clue for the longest time was Colin saying "Ni-yi-yiiice.... PANTS!"
Homepage hint is the only one I'm having trouble with today. Any subtle hints someone cares to drop?
it has bombs and falls down in a well what is it ?
it has hammer in its name
Thanks for the homepage clue. FB one was easy enough, but then I've got a thing for languages.
For everyone else:
It's a synonym thing again. "The X in the Y Z". The blanks should be easy enough to fill in with a bit of Googling. Just remember that the last word isn't Yahtzee's favorite - it's Indy's!
Anyways, it's the Twitter clue that's got me stumped today. Can anyone provide a helpful nudge?
The hints today so far helped me get the homepage and FB clues (I kept getting distracted on the second one precisely because of dear Yahtzee).
Also I want to apologize for having bugged everyone so much recently. That was unfair of me.
thanks for your help on the other two :)
I'm still not getting the JIG clue. Can anybody give any more hints?
BTW, Phoenix, I changed my name somewhat so it's not so identical.
For the facebook clue I have gotton
the wild goat in the gray hat
but I have no idea were to go from there.
can someone please give some kind of a hint?
this time of year i am in a festive mood... (there is part of a word in that sentence i just wrote that is a abbrv. version for another word meaning party). put that word with the above word xxerox gave above and do a search and i think you will find it.
I was about to ask about the homepage gem, when I got it! XD
Take it kinda literally.
The first part is Scientific something...
It's the scientific name of the Goat, which is part of the answer.
You're taking it too literally. Just "goat" will do. As for the hat, it's a particular kind of hat - both Indiana Jones and Carmen Sandiego are famous for it.
Dear Fellow Commenters,
Normally I am all for hints and walkthroughs and such - I use them all the time (more than I care to admit!). However, this is a contest in which each of us is pitted directly against everyone else. By helping out participants who would not otherwise find the gems, every hint that is posted also directly hurts all those participants who are able to find those gems without the hints; in other words, it evens the playing field unfairly.
So please, hold back the hints for now and let the best casual gamer win! :)
I'm inclined to agree with DLand.
I'm inclined to agree with him as well. The mature adult in me realizes that it sort of goes against the spirit of the contest...it's not much of a contest if everyone is guaranteed the same chance.
The spoiled child in me, however, would like the hints to continue because there are at least 2 gems that I would not have gotten otherwise. :)
And of course we're all for community participation here at JIG, in fact we encourage it and offer prizes for well-written hint-throughs and walkthroughs, so asking people not to post hints kind of goes against what we're all about.
But this isn't just a game that's potentially being spoiled by spoilers, it's others' chances at winning. So, please keep that in mind, everyone.
I'm glad the general reception to the contest has been more cooperative than competitive. It's supposed to be a fun event where you solve riddles and collect things, but I can see where some of you are coming from. A netbook is on the line, after all!
Think of it this way: single gems aren't worth an entry, they're 1/3 of one. Hints haven't been given for every single gem, so nobody can really "cheat" their way to a ton of additional contest entries. And the gems vanish after 24 hours, so hints after the fact are almost pointless. Besides, some people are terrible at riddles, shouldn't they get to enter, too?
I know there's some incentive to get _all_ the gems, but I'd like to think the satisfaction of solving riddles and finding gems is as much of a driving force as being entered to win a netbook. :-)
When I saw today's clue on the JIG page, the styling
namely, photorealistic setting with cute, cartoonish embellishments
I thought it must be
Samorost, or one of the similarly-styled games (like Haluz), especially since so many of the clues have pointed to old favorites (still waiting for a Hapland reference -- the game that first brought me to JIG)
but alas, I was totally wrong. Still trying to figure out the JIG clue for today. The other two came in instant flashes.
As to the question of hints and help. I think if the clue is sufficiently obscure, just another angle, it should be okay. That said, some of the hints have been way too obvious lately. Hints and help are part of JIG culture, and good ones are more fun than a simple solution, even for games with no contest at stake.
I totally agree with DLand
And since im not participating in the hunt but im trying to take all jewels,im not a enemy to no one,thats why im one of the few who can add bonus hunts!
I take JIG is now leaving clues up for shorter periods of time and removing gems? Despite no new clues, it seems the old gems and some or clues are now down. That's disappointing that JIG's behavior is not consistent.
shelagh: We haven't changed how the gems work since the contest started. They're up for about 24 hours, then old ones are removed when new ones are posted. That would be consistent!
Hi JohnB, I would agree that they have in the past been up for about 24 hours. But yesterday's were less than that.
BTW, really enjoying the contest,
@shelagh: the only thing we haven't been consistent with is the time of day the hints and jewels change. And that is by design.
We purposely did not indicate a time of day the new hints would go up, because we wanted there to be a bit of randomness to it encouraging people to check the site several times throughout the day.
If the previous day's hints go up later in the day and the current day's hints go up earlier in the day then, yes, the previous day's hints (and jewels) could be up for less than 24 hours. That's just the way it works. It doesn't mean we have been inconsistent with our handling of the contest other than the time of day the hints and jewels change.
You'll just have to check the site several times throughout the day. ;)
So yesterday I got badly stuck and didn't get any gems and today I solved all the riddles in fifteen minutes. Very strange.
Thank you, JIG, for giving me something to do on the computer that does not involve Christmas shopping.
Even if I don't win the prize, it's still fun to play!
FB clue's got me stumped today. A friend had some insight into the homepage clue, and I solved Twitter on my own.
The one in the bottom left will only make sense if you get the connection between the other two.
What kind of trees might need to cheer up? And what are they doing if they're just walking about aimlessly?
Today's homepage hint has me completely stumped... I loved the twitter hint though! :D
YES it worked! As soon as I posted, I figured it out. Although I still don't see how the bird fits...
Oh no, I missed a few days, forgetting that the gems disappear after 24 hours! Oops. :(
I still solved some of them, but I have no colors because the gems were gone. Ah well. The fun is in the solving, right? Though I gotta admit, it's much more rewarding with a gem to prove you're right even when you know you're right anyway.
As for today, I got the other two, but I'm having trouble with the homepage clue...
Sorry for the double post, but I just realized why I missed them! The contest hint posts don't show up in my RSS feed even though all other game posts do!
I'm thinking the reason for that is because you don't want clues that will stay accessible, but isn't it enough to change the text of the post so it will at least show up to begin with, and then be edited to have no clue in it even though the post is still in the list after 24 hours? Please?
If you have multiple matches should they be sent in one email or is it one email per triplet?
This may have been answered already but my brain is glazing over...
shadowmaat: I think the answer was that they would prefer us to wait and send all our matches in at once.
Also, going crazy with the clues today! No jewels yet ...
I can't for the life of me figure out the Facebook clue. Can anyone help me out?
Hint for the Homepage clue:
I'm still not sure about the bird, but he and the other two all have something in common. For the top picture, you should be focusing on Mr. Nicholson. As for the dog, what is that breed called again? He looks like the dog on that show Wishbone, doesn't he?
Hint for the Twitter clue:
What's the most sorrowful tree you can think of? And what do you do if you can't stay in one place?
I'm still stuck on the homepage one (getting really close, I can feel it!), but I solved both the Twitter and Facebook ones.
It's all about perception. A ledge with a view may be something different to a little blue truck than it may be to a person.
What can you look out of, and has a ledge? Something that you can put a minuscule car on?
I'm trying to only stick within the confines of the given clue. (Just breaking it into smaller bites.)
I stumbled upon the answer to the JIG clue while searching random keywords associated with one of the images. And I'm really not seeing the connection, unless there's some kind of common knowledge of bird and dog species that I never learned.
Thanks so much, toxinbob! I got it now.
same here chojiro..... except I seen the connection after i stumbled upon it....well sorta.... these clues are for sure getting harder.... I would give others a clue except I can't think of anything to say that would not be a dead give away.
Wow, I got the JIG hint a little while ago, but the connection between the three just clicked now. Good clue. Here is a small hint:
The bird isn't just any old bird. Once you know what kind it is, free associate from there...
Hope this helps.
shadowmaat: You can send individual matches as you get them, but it'll be easier for us to tally if you wait until the contest is over. Plus, you'll feel more accomplished if you wait. :-)
curiousgeorgie: Hmm. Not sure about the RSS thing. Checking in to it. In the meantime, just know that JIG clues usually appear at noon EST.
I so got the last homepage one so wrong, but in my defence it was kind of misleading. I got "Johnny" as in here's johnny and Debt, as it was in a pawn shop = Johnny Depp, then jack (dog) and sparrow for the bird. I was looking for pirates for hours lol.
Okay, homepage has me stumped this time. Pretty sure it's got something to do with the "Op Ha" on the sign...maybe also the fact that "glacier", or part of it, seems to be underlined.
"Did you forget?" Why would you?
Ryusui, that FB hint was exactly what I needed! So here are a couple hints for the homepage:
Your post already mentions everything that's needed for the solution.
It may be necessary to shake up your thinking.
Read the sign. Which parts stick out? What is the significance of those words?
The clams "bred".
Seeing him in anger is "rare".
Should've guessed. Thanks a lot!
The Twitter & Facebook clues were easy enough to me, but I still have no idea what game the homepage clue is referring to...
The Twitter clue seemed to have an obvious answer, but when I went to that game, no gem was to be seen.
So, I searched and I searched and I tried various themes and subjects and words and plays-on-words, and still no gems found.
Frustrated, I went back to the drawing board. What had I missed? I restarted my search from the beginning, returning to the first game I thought of.
And there it was.
So my hint to everyone is this:
IF YOU HAVE A BAD INTERNET CONNECTION, MAKE SURE THE PAGE ACTUALLY FINISHED LOADING BEFORE YOU DETERMINE IF A GEM IS THERE OR NOT.
I got the main page pretty easily
I got so mixed up i had to use a another site to help me
I cant figure out the twitter or FB and seems like they should be so easy ugghhh
got the twitter one done... now just need the FB
The Facebook clue makes sense if you're familiar with a certain idiomatic phrase.
It also helps if you know that a certain common piece of gaming equipment used to be fashioned from them. Tabletop games use them prominently, as does a certain fecal-sounding casino game.
Main Page is giving me fits. This is harder than the clue for
Caverns of Hammerfest
You mean "Op Ha Glacier"?
Well, Oak Rara, I know the clue might seem like a jumbled mess, but if you take the time to straighten it out...
Maybe a trip to some islands somewhere might help you.
Thanks for the hint, Ryusui, and I enjoy
how you made my name sound like Professor Oaks wife.
your awesome ryusui thanks.
And today, it's the other way around.
Nihongo ga hanashimasu koto de, kantan ni naru yo.
Twitter and Facebook have got me stumped. Anyone got any ideas?
Mothers everywhere tell their children not to do this.
As for the facebook hint, I have no idea.
Another clue for an IF I've played. I hate it when these stump me. It's a good one, BTW.
Also, I finally figured out the Facebook clue. Here's a hint:
Laughter, tears, hopes, fear.
Thanks Ryusui! I was totally on the wrong track with the Facebook clue. This makes me want to play that game again, actually - it's still one of my favorites.
And now it's stuck in my head, of course.
Aha! I finally figured out the homepage hint! It's the same concept as the last "Hidden within:", there are no tricks employed here.
The name of the game is in a language other than English.
(I actually ended up manually typing out every existing eight-letter word before noticing the answer :P )
I STILL don't get today's Facebook hint...
Japanese the right language
because I've tried every possible combination and still can't find it.
@Doctor? - You are on the right track. It's very straight forward, just like the earlier hidden within answer. I had to resort to
trying every set of 8.
I was feeling pretty good about myself for getting the mainpage and twitter clues, but then the facebook clue stumped me good.
Sore wa seikai da yo. :3
As for the Facebook hint:
The hint refers to a song you might hear on a certain famous amusement park attraction. If you're familiar with the chained-up globe that Sonic CD takes place on, the answer would be a synonym with its name...if there were more than one of them, of course.
Having finally gotten the FB clue after all the helpful hints, I have to admit that was REALLY obtuse.
I kept thinking the clue was referring to something there had to be two of, i.e. "it's one of this thing except it has to be two by definition." Of course, I couldn't have been more wrong.
The other two I managed to get without any help at all.
That facebook clue today would have been perfect for Word Sandwich. Just saying
I got all 3 by myself today with no extra hints......it's a christmas miracle
Seriously.... WTC?!?!?! (What The Crap)
I got ALL of them today in under 10 minutes! And the past two days have been practically unreasonable (For me, at least, and without any other hints)!!!!
...Of course, i'm not complaining. XD
One day left!!!!
Homepage was easy, Facebook was clever (I hate when I end up running around in circles only to discover the answer is a game I know and love), but Twitter's got me stumped. And I know I'm gonna be embarrassed when I finally figure it out.
This one's easy, so I'll just point out that while the clue is two words as the hint indicates, they all appear in a single nine-letter chunk.
It might also be a device for making U-boats.
GAAH! I was all around the FB clue...your hint finally clicked it for me, Ryusui, so thanks :D
Anyone got a hint or five for the Twitter clue?
what is left after you cut down a tree?
if i was a ant looking at what was left it would seem what, not high but ?
Ryusui, you make some pretty terrible puns.
Thanks. Solved it.
Ah, got it, thanks.
Interesting...the name of the game is precisely what this clue did to me. :)
I was thinking there'd be five of each color gem when the contest was done, but the front page today says there are two more clues, and I have three colors that are missing a fifth gem. Did I miss one?
I was wondering earlier...after the contest is over, will you post all clues with the answers? There are a few that I didn't get a chance to figure out, and I'd like to see the ones I missed. =)
Ah, nevermind. Looks like I misunderstood... it meant two more in addition to the first one posted today.
Neddo, you should have 22 gems by the end. Not sure yet what the extra one is for, I am thinking maybe a wild gem for people to fill in a hole they may have ?