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    Quote Originally Posted by TheYellowWatchdog View Post
    That video is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about. The promoters are acting like this is a book and game for sorority girls. There's no way that girl is going to ever even attempt to solve this thing. And people like her are the only people they care about promoting to. Did the people that run Tweleve or Quest4Treasure or MysteriousWriting get a promo pack in the mail? We're the kind of people that care about these puzzles and they're choosing to target valley girls instead of us. I don't get offended easily, but this whole thing is offensive.
    I don't know what to make of it.

    The story, social media, film .. etc., seem targeted to the teen-ish audience. Although I might get a kick out of watching the movie with my kids, it may be entirely different than the embedded puzzle. I really can't imagine tweeting my way through the puzzle, so hope it is heavily reliant on puzzle-solving, and not so much the social media aspect.
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    I think that will be a good thing. Maybe think of it this way:

    500 armchair treasure hunters @ $10/book provides 1/500 chance at a $5000 prize.
    (49500 likely non-treasure hunters + 500 armchair treasure hunters) @ $10/book provides 1/500 chance at a $500000 prize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheYellowWatchdog View Post
    That video is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about. The promoters are acting like this is a book and game for sorority girls. There's no way that girl is going to ever even attempt to solve this thing. And people like her are the only people they care about promoting to. Did the people that run Tweleve or Quest4Treasure or MysteriousWriting get a promo pack in the mail? We're the kind of people that care about these puzzles and they're choosing to target valley girls instead of us. I don't get offended easily, but this whole thing is offensive.

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    The ones who got the promo box and book are those with high viewer counts on social media (yes teenage girls) that can spread the word. It is simply a marketing ploy. I agree that actual treasure hunters and websites should of been included tho.

    As far as the posting of solutions it made sense once I read the rules. The puzzle is mulit-layered meaning when you solve a set of puzzles the next set is opened up so they don't want anyone getting ahead by copying others. They don't even want the puzzles shared and of course the solutions. It sounds like we are being tracked by our google accounts and progress is tracked on a website so they don't want anyone circumventing the process. They are trying to prevent exactly what occured in this thread - the video images being released from the event website before the set time same with the puzzles.

    Oh and to answer a question I posed earlier in this thread no the grand puzzle is not solvable the day of book release. They release the second and third set of puzzles at a time of their choosing.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheYellowWatchdog View Post
    That video is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about. The promoters are acting like this is a book and game for sorority girls. There's no way that girl is going to ever even attempt to solve this thing. And people like her are the only people they care about promoting to. Did the people that run Tweleve or Quest4Treasure or MysteriousWriting get a promo pack in the mail? We're the kind of people that care about these puzzles and they're choosing to target valley girls instead of us. I don't get offended easily, but this whole thing is offensive.

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    Is anyone making any progress on any of the sample stuff?

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    Error. Delete.

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    I solved Sarah Alopay's code, but i don't know what to do about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheYellowWatchdog View Post
    I solved Sarah Alopay's code, but i don't know what to do about it.
    What code are you referring to?

    ( for everyone's good, do not disclose any solution, but just interested in what you are talking about. My understanding is that all info that is out so far, are just placeholder )
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    That valley girl is gonna like, totally read the book. Like, right, dude. And how did she get a book in her mail box? Musta been delivered to her by mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astreeturover View Post
    What code are you referring to?

    ( for everyone's good, do not disclose any solution, but just interested in what you are talking about. My understanding is that all info that is out so far, are just placeholder )

    It's just a placeholder. The code in the middle of Sarah's second chapter in the sample download. The one with Arabic numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheYellowWatchdog View Post
    It's just a placeholder. The code in the middle of Sarah's second chapter in the sample download. The one with Arabic numbers.
    Ok, thank-you.
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