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Vinterbird
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(01-15-2011, 07:57 PM)
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Dropbox is having their Dropquest 2011, which is an internet scavenge hunt. I can't access their IRC channel for help, and the power of GAF far outweighs their community, I was hoping GAF could collectively get in on this, and while doing it score some free dropbox space. Here's the info posted:

The Details:

Who: You!
What: Dropquest is a multi-step scavenger hunt that will test your wits and knowledge. Expect to hop around the Dropbox site and the internet to find answers to easy and not-so-easy puzzles.
When: Saturday January 15, 2011 11:00 AM PST (7:00 PM GMT).
Where: Dropquest 2011 Official Starting Zone
Prizes:

Completion: 1 GB for life
Dropquest will also be timed, and the fastest finishers will be rewarded with even more fantastic prizes.

Platinum: (1) Dropbox hoodie (Psychobox), LIMITED EDITION Dropbox Hack Week t-shirt (actual design), Dropbox drawing signed by the Dropbox team, 50 GB for life!
Gold: (10) Dropbox hoodie (Psychobox), Dropbox print signed by the Dropbox team, 10 GB for life!
Silver: (20) Dropbox t-shirt (Psychobox), 5 GB for life!
Bronze: (50) 2 GB for life!
...and a few secret prizes too!

Starting zone - https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2011

So far I'm at step 4, and stuck there.
Man
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(01-15-2011, 08:00 PM)
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Just learned about Dropbox recently. Very handy.
firehawk12
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(01-15-2011, 08:04 PM)
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I'm not even sure what they want for step 1... I don't want to spam their forums.
Particle Physicist
between a quark and a baryon
(01-15-2011, 08:05 PM)
can't get past Step 2 since the forums are giving 500 errors. :(
AlexMogil
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(01-15-2011, 08:06 PM)
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I thought dropbox came with 2gb for free anyway?
vazel
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(01-15-2011, 08:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by quadriplegicjon

can't get past Step 2 since the forums are giving 500 errors. :(

This is step 2. http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=284

direct link to file. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/211024/Step4.zip
Vinterbird
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(01-15-2011, 08:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by AlexMogil

I thought dropbox came with 2gb for free anyway?

It does. But you can do different stuff for them and get even more space. This is one of those things.
K2Valor
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(01-15-2011, 08:08 PM)
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Got to step 4 but I have a Mac and my laziness kicked in
Particle Physicist
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(01-15-2011, 08:08 PM)

Originally Posted by K2Valor

Got to step 4 but I have a Mac and my laziness kicked in


All macs should have The Unarchiver installed. ;)
Doytch
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(01-15-2011, 08:10 PM)
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Can't figure out Step 8 =\
jayhawker
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(01-15-2011, 08:10 PM)
I'm on step 8. No idea what it wants.
slidewinder
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(01-15-2011, 08:11 PM)
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Stuck on step 8, too. https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2011/p

Bring your thinking cap for your next stop.
Let's remember to take things slowly though.
Often, it's best to look behind the obvious.
Go forth, to victory!

MNC
(01-15-2011, 08:12 PM)
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I love Dropbox, it's so awesome. Totally doing this to whore more GBs.
raphier
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(01-15-2011, 08:15 PM)
Apparently they already have a winner for this and are demanding people to stop stressing the forums (laughs)
DMPrince
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(01-15-2011, 08:15 PM)

Originally Posted by slidewinder

Stuck on step 8, too. https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2011/p
Bring your thinking cap for your next stop.
Let's remember to take things slowly though.
Often, it's best to look behind the obvious.
Go forth, to victory!

BLOG. Edit was wrong. lol
Last edited by DMPrince; 01-15-2011 at 08:20 PM.
dude
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(01-15-2011, 08:15 PM)
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I'm stuck at 8 at well...
Vinterbird
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(01-15-2011, 08:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by slidewinder

Stuck on step 8, too. https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2011/p

Could be a reference to the 100 year war?

(also, would you mind helping the rest of us up to speed with the other quests up to 8?)


Originally Posted by raphier

Apparently they already have a winner for this and are demanding people to stop stressing the forums (laughs)


I think they're referring to step 2, and everyone posting 284 on the forums forcing it to die.
slidewinder
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(01-15-2011, 08:16 PM)
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Solution to step 8 is: https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2011/b (you're spelling out dropbox).
dream
(01-15-2011, 08:16 PM)
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Fuck it, let's cheat.

Step 5?
DMPrince
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(01-15-2011, 08:17 PM)

Originally Posted by slidewinder

Solution to step 8 is: https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2011/b (you're spelling out dropbox).

what happened to step 9? lol.
DMPrince
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(01-15-2011, 08:18 PM)

Originally Posted by dream

Fuck it, let's cheat.

Step 5?

huskies is the password for the zip. which links to http://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2011/r
dream
(01-15-2011, 08:19 PM)
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Feck, I was trying "wolf" and "husky." Thanks.
Phantast2k
(01-15-2011, 08:20 PM)
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Noo, goddamn Sudoku :(
vazel
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(01-15-2011, 08:21 PM)
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I hate sudoku. Someone please post a solved pic of it.
dude
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(01-15-2011, 08:22 PM)
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That Sudoku is so horrible.
dream
(01-15-2011, 08:23 PM)
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Fuck, sudoku? Seriously?

The only thing I hate more than slider puzzles is sudoku :(
giga
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(01-15-2011, 08:25 PM)
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Does everyone else have the same one?

dude
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(01-15-2011, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by giga

Does everyone else have the same one?

Same as I have, at least.
Phantast2k
(01-15-2011, 08:26 PM)
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Anyone got an Android phone/iPhone? Cause I don't ;(

use Google Goggles to solve sudoku :)
replace letters with numbers, solve it, then replace them back. and here you are :)

http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=30596&replies=3
giga
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(01-15-2011, 08:26 PM)
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Someone use google googles and post the answer.
dream
(01-15-2011, 08:27 PM)
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I can't even solve this slider puzzle.

:(
Jakfu
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(01-15-2011, 08:27 PM)
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Yeah i got that
DMPrince
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(01-15-2011, 08:27 PM)

Originally Posted by Phantast2k

Noo, goddamn Sudoku :(

1=a
2=f
etc.
use a sudoku solver.
Chichikov
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(01-15-2011, 08:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by dream

Fuck, sudoku? Seriously?

The only thing I hate more than slider puzzles is sudoku :(

Indeed.
I'm going to install live mesh and syncplicity out of principle now.
dream
(01-15-2011, 08:30 PM)
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I will love anyone who can finish this for me.
DMPrince
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(01-15-2011, 08:33 PM)
step 13

Good to have you back. I knew that you had more fight in you than that ;).
Here's your next hint:

I remember reading a book of haikus a few years ago. If I recall correctly, my favorite one was on page 18.

EDIT: thanks google "dropbox haikus page 18" http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?...8&replies=1173

Congrats on finding step 14 of Dropquest! This thread holds some special meaning to us at the team, because it showcases how great (and poetically talented) our community is. If possible, I'd like to feature more stuff like this in the future too :)

All of us here at Dropbox are really thankful for the forums because you guys seem to take care of yourselves awfully well, not to mention it's probably the friendliest forum I've come across on the internet. So thanks! You guys are awesome!

Anyway, here's your next hint, in haiku form!

There was a blog post
mentioning Asian cuisine
Next step awaits you

Last edited by DMPrince; 01-15-2011 at 08:37 PM.
K2Valor
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(01-15-2011, 08:35 PM)
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Sudoku solution

[img]http://i51.************/elcr52.png[/img]

Last letter is S

:D
Phantast2k
(01-15-2011, 08:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

1=a
2=f
etc.
use a sudoku solver.

Thanks.


/edit
*this posting has been rendered obsolete by K2Valor*
Thank you!
claviertekky
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(01-15-2011, 08:38 PM)
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Step 11?
Particle Physicist
between a quark and a baryon
(01-15-2011, 08:39 PM)
You know how on the top it says here is 50MB or whatever, is it actually adding that to your account?
Last edited by Particle Physicist; 01-15-2011 at 08:43 PM.
giga
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(01-15-2011, 08:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by claviertekky

Step 11?

dropbox.com/home
vazel
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(01-15-2011, 08:41 PM)
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People, please keep posting the answers! Let's help each other out here. I just want the free space not the joy of actually solving these riddles. Edit: Thanks giga.

Originally Posted by quadriplegicjon

Yo know how on the top it says here is 50MB or whatever, is it actually adding that to your account?

Yes, if you have the dropbox app running in your tray it should have notification pop-ups everytime space is added.
Vinterbird
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(01-15-2011, 08:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by quadriplegicjon

Yo know how on the top it says here is 50MB or whatever, is it actually adding that to your account?

Yup. Every completed step adds you more space.
K2Valor
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(01-15-2011, 08:43 PM)
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Can't figure out step 13. Trying to find something related to asian cuisine on their blog with no luck
coolcole93
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(01-15-2011, 08:43 PM)
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Same :(
claviertekky
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(01-15-2011, 08:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

step 13



EDIT: thanks google "dropbox haikus page 18" http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?...8&replies=1173

Found it: http://blog.dropbox.com/?p=18
aasoncott
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(01-15-2011, 08:44 PM)
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The sliding puzzle almost killed me.

Then...

http://analogbit.com/software/puzzletools
Particle Physicist
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(01-15-2011, 08:44 PM)

Originally Posted by vazel

Edit: Thanks giga.Yes, if you have the dropbox app running in your tray it should have notification pop-ups everytime space is added.


It hasn't been doing that. :/

Should I start from the beginning again?


EDIT

Never mind!
Jakfu
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(01-15-2011, 08:44 PM)
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Step 17? what does it mean by spell

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