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Offline TheVampire100

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Need help with riddle
« on: November 14, 2016, 06:21:01 PM »
Recently I'm playing Tokyo 13. It is a mobile game about riddles. The game features a fake social networks where you comment ont he feeds of other users and solve riddles they present you. Every puzzle is presented as a picture and you have to tpye the answer either as word or as number. If you cannot solve it, you can ask for hints and after multiple hints you will eventually guess the right answer. Some riddles are easier, soem are more complex, eventually I solved even the very hard ones after begging for more hints.
However, there is one (virtual) user that acts like a dick and refuses to give more hints. However the way how he/she says that he7she won't give me more hints is most of the time a hint in itself. The last one fromt he same person was about coins and the hint was "If you ask for more hints I have to charge you money". The riddle shoed circles with a letter in it, I eventually found out that they represent coins and the letters stand for "Nickel, Dime, Quarter" and so on, the searched letter was H for Half.

Anyway, the next riddle from the same person is as always very hard and I asked for a hint but this time the person only says "a simple riddle maybe?". No matter how I look at it, the riddle is NOT easy for me.
Maybe someone that is smarter than me notices soemthign I didn't notice. Here is the picture anyway:

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Re: Need help with riddle
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 06:44:46 PM »
Have you gotten past this yet? I noticed that the first letter of every word is capitalized except the f in fingers, which probably means something . . .

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Re: Need help with riddle
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 08:05:12 PM »
Nope, still at it. Luckily you can follow multiple story lines at once, so I'm not stuck at the entire game, just at that particular storyline. Every character int he game has its own and they (most of the time) don't interact with each other.

Yeah, I noticed that they are capitalized. i tried to combine them, I tried to write fingers or finger as solution. I even tried Singer because it looks liek the S at the end is also capitalized but no chance. I'm really running out of ideas and it seems I'm not the only one with this problem. In the reviews of the game you can see that people are stuck at this puzzle and request better hints for it. Currently no response from the developers so far.

That's probably the worst riddle in the entire games. There have been soem very hard ones before but if you couldn't solve them, the game characters eventually gave you the answer. But this character gives you nothing and a rather vague clue (if it is a clue anyway, maybe he just mocks me).

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Re: Need help with riddle
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 03:30:28 AM »
The only idea that comes to mind is that maybe some letter parts can be seen as fingers to remove (e.g. to make I from F, or D from R).
« Last Edit: November 16, 2016, 03:32:53 AM by jenya »

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Re: Need help with riddle
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2016, 04:30:34 PM »
I solved it. The solution is the biggest bullshit I've seen in this game.

jenya, your tip was more useful than I excepted. but it wasn't that you had to eliminate lines (there have been riddles before that had that, so it made sense) but you litteraly had to "destroy" the letters of "fingers" in the three words above. You can then spell out "aloud". I didn't think that this would be the answer but it WAS.
Seriously, bullshit. BULLSHIT!

Anyway, I finally can progress. If people are interested, I can post more riddles when I encounter them.