Room Key Confusion... is confusing

edited March 2011 in Hints and Tips
I am so totally lost on this one
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  • edited June 2010
    I am also baffled by this one.
  • edited June 2010
    hmm i thought it was spelling out the name on a cell and adding the numbers up but nope!
  • edited June 2010
    Think in between the lines ;)
  • edited June 2010
    That is not really helpful, especialy since that is what the in-game hints says.

    How about in the shaded red part in the in-game hint is supposed to be "what"? An number?
  • edited June 2010
    Oh, sorry I never read the hint!
    Perhaps try turning it sideways!

    Clue:
    It's a word, not an actual number
    Answer:
    The answer is 9
  • edited June 2010
    Awww ... now that is great hint :)

    Thanks!
  • edited July 2010
    Why would the hints mark a letter and then the space between the letters? That's more confusing than helpful, if you ask me. Didn't like this puzzle at all.
  • edited July 2010
    I had lots of trouble with this one too. Simply didn't make any sense to me even with all the hints. Imo there's cryptic & then there's vague outlines that aren't familiar at all unless you've seen that kind of stuff before (which I haven't). Could do with an 'example' system
  • edited July 2010
    This puzzle is interesting. I saw the answer immediately, but I hear a lot of people having trouble with it. Did anyone else find this puzzle rather easy?
  • edited July 2010
    [TTG] Yare wrote: »
    This puzzle is interesting. I saw the answer immediately, but I hear a lot of people having trouble with it. Did anyone else find this puzzle rather easy?

    I over-analyzed it. I was thinking the
    length and order of the squiggles was some sort of code, rather than just being an outline.
  • edited July 2010
    Yeah I was the same as Pale man (currently SHODANFreeman)....
  • edited July 2010
    I actually thought that the position of the blank spaces on the broken squiggles had someting to do with the position of the numbers on the keyboard...
  • edited July 2010
    Took me a while to get this one myself, but once I saw the shading hint I got it.
  • edited July 2010
    Yep, thinking too much some times.
  • edited July 2010
    This was the one I expect the iPad/iPhone users will likely get easier. There aree things you'd do to make things easier to visualize on a portable hand held with no moving parts.
  • edited July 2010
    [TTG] Yare wrote: »
    This puzzle is interesting. I saw the answer immediately, but I hear a lot of people having trouble with it. Did anyone else find this puzzle rather easy?
    Were you presented with the puzzle as a single thing or with the dialogue that preceeds it?

    The woman saying it was a code really led me astray.
  • edited July 2010
    I was staring at it for a few minutes before I got it, but I never used a hint!
  • edited July 2010
    Yup, also, thought about it as code.
    Even after using full hints I got it wrong twice, since only then did I found out the red stuff was supposed to form a "N".
  • edited July 2010
    I really liked this puzzle. My favourite so far. Makes you think in the obvious ways (coding, binary, etc.) before cottoning on to the correct answer and then being sure you're correct. That is the signature of a good puzzle that is - knowing you're correct when you've got it.
  • edited July 2010
    [TTG] Yare wrote: »
    This puzzle is interesting. I saw the answer immediately, but I hear a lot of people having trouble with it. Did anyone else find this puzzle rather easy?

    Yeah I found it easy, but I can see how people are overanalysing it.
  • edited July 2010
    I was like: /:{(
    But then i was like: (:{D
    In all seriousness, it took me two hints and falling out of my chair to get the solution. I thought the damn squiggle WIDTH and LENGTH were code to the position of the number on the numpad :{\
  • edited July 2010
    The main problem I had with this one was that it
    spells out HIHE instead of NINE. The other pieces on the N's really should have been triangles, not dashes.
  • edited July 2010
    My favourite so far too - I used up all my hints to get there. And even with the final hint it still took me a while to get it.

    Now of course I can't see anything else but the solution when I look at it.
  • edited July 2010
    I have spent two hints too, but that´s the great of this puzzle. The solution it was so obvious that you begin to over-analyze it.
  • edited July 2010
    [TTG] Yare wrote: »
    This puzzle is interesting. I saw the answer immediately, but I hear a lot of people having trouble with it. Did anyone else find this puzzle rather easy?

    I found it mid-way. At first I thought it was two numbers being made, then I realised it spelt a word(after a hint).
  • edited July 2010
    kksmith wrote: »
    The main problem I had with this one was that it
    spells out HIHE instead of NINE. The other pieces on the N's really should have been triangles, not dashes.

    Yeah, they looked a lot more like Hs than Ns. I couldn't first picture the I and E at all, so all I saw was H H or N N. Since there's no number that spells H as first character, it must've been N N. That led me to Nine Nine, 99.
  • edited July 2010
    I think this is a terrible puzzle... they look like H's
  • edited July 2010
    This is the only puzzle for which I got a 1 score because of severe over-analyzing.

    First I tried to interpret the long and short lines as binary code which didn't work. After using two hints I tried the same thing with the spaces in between.

    Even when it dawned on me that it could be letters, I didn't get it the solution because I too read
    HIHE
    and interpreted the letters as numbers and added them up...
  • edited July 2010
    I found it very easy. probably the easiest in the game
  • edited July 2010
    I also had trouble, I figured what to do, (after thinking about over complicated stuff) but
    the Ns look too much like Hs.
    so I had trouble getting it, even after I found the way to solve it.
  • edited July 2010
    I have to admit that I didn't get it at first (yup, tried binary), but with some hints I got it. It is a good puzzle.

    As for the complaint about the squigies not being triangles, I thought that they looked like triangles. It's hard to tell the difference, but they are triangular.
  • edited July 2010
    Yup, I didn't find it either, not without a hint on this board about it being a word.

    The red outline in the hint told me it was a Z or a 2. So that gives 22 + something below (11?) Nothing useful in any way :(

    It's the only puzzle that had me completely stumped with no way to get any further except for browsing this board.
  • edited July 2010
    When I did read it... It was "HIHE" so I ignored that and thought that maybe it is "88" as there is 8 and two strokes showing count of them.

    Then I thought it was submit count what I was intended to type so I typed "9" when it would be 9th submission attempt.

    Basically it was one of few puzzles I didn't fail because of too vague rules.
  • edited July 2010
    [TTG] Yare wrote: »
    This puzzle is interesting. I saw the answer immediately, but I hear a lot of people having trouble with it. Did anyone else find this puzzle rather easy?
    I guess if you see it, it's easy... :) I had more trouble with this than any of the earlier puzzles, but I managed without a hint. Maybe the most confusing thing, to me, was that
    you can enter two digits on the keypad, so I was looking for a two-digit answer
    .
  • edited August 2010
    I over-analyzed it.
    I think that was most people's problem, mine included.
  • edited September 2010
    I looked at this puzzle for a long time and I finally resorted to looking online to get the answer. The hints had me convinced the answer was twenty...

    If you look at the first section it appears to be an X, the pattern then repeats followed by an = sign.
    So you have X X which in Roman Numerals is 20.

    In addition to support the 20 theory there was:
    line, dot, dot, line
    line, dot, dot, line
    and then an equals sign so I figured Morse Code. I looked up line, dot, dot, line in Morse Code and guess what? The letter X.

    I thought the game had a glitch but it turns out: way too much thinking.
  • edited September 2010
    If you think that one's hard, try the Monkey Island 2 Hand puzzle.
    I just figured it out yesterday, and I've been playing the game for about 13 years.
    Just waited for a lucky strike the other playthroughs...
  • edited December 2010
    [TTG] Yare wrote: »
    This puzzle is interesting. I saw the answer immediately, but I hear a lot of people having trouble with it. Did anyone else find this puzzle rather easy?

    I actualy found this very easy. What is funny was my friend showed this to me on his Ipod touch saying it is the hardest one and I got it immediatly.
  • edited December 2010
    The fun part was over analysing it, I was expecting a room like 105 or 236, something big. So I kept looking at all the dashes and studying their positions relative to everything else, when really the answer sticks out like a sore thumb:
    nine
    Was strangely entertaining
  • edited December 2010
    GeorgeC wrote: »
    The fun part was over analysing it, I was expecting a room like 105 or 236, something big. So I kept looking at all the dashes and studying their positions relative to everything else, when really the answer sticks out like a sore thumb:
    nine
    Was strangely entertaining

    And then there is me who laughed and said 9 instantly.
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