The next VR contest starts in about 6 hours. It begins at 9pm EST (-5 GMT) / 6pm PST (-8 GMT). The prize is a Dark Network Lifetime Premium Membership. If you win and are already a lifetime member, you can gift the prize, or apply it to a second (possibly new) Dark Network account.
The contest involves several stages and puzzles. As you progress through the stages it becomes more and more difficult. You can pause/stop at anytime. When you return, you pick up where you left off.
My goal was to make the contest last for 3 to 5 days, but these things are difficult to predict. The contest could run longer (if I made it too hard) or shorter (if I made it too easy).
This thread will be tightly moderated. It exists primarily for contest issues. No clues will be given, no help will be given, and whining about 'how hard it is' will be ignored. This contest was not designed to be easy. There is only 1 prize, and you all are competing against each other. Whoever reaches the end first, wins.
Due to the multiple layout system that now exists at Vampire Rave, I will not be integrating a contest link into any of the layouts. Instead, when the contest officially starts, I will be posting a link to the contest page within this thread, within a site news post, and I will send a system message to all members.
The contest has started. You can find the contest page here:
If you have trouble loading the video in stage 7, try pressing F5 to refresh your page.
You may need to give it a little bit to work. It definitely works in IE 6+
Having a problem on the very first page, unless my american history is WAY off...
makes it past stage 3.....lol and i see this lol
The Contest has already been won by Hex
You may continue to play if you wish, but the prize has already been awarded
swears a bit lol
knew i wouldn't have won but dang your quick lol
MAJOR CONGRADS HEX!!!!!!
I am going to try and put together a few secondary contests for later this week. They won't be for Lifetime Memberships, but Vampire Rave merchandise. They'll also be less in depth.
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Cancer, it was an awesome contest.... Challenging to say the least. I had a blast playing!
MAD CONGRATS TO HEX!!!!
cool, looking forward to a possible another contest.
Can someone tell me what the answer to #6 was. I got 1 and -3 but I guess that's wrong. :)
Mad props Hex. :)
I had a wonderful time doing the contest, it was a lot of fun!! Congrats to Hex!!
Here's to Frankie, 2010 V.R hiding seek champion!
Seriously though, congrats Hex. :)
Awesome contest! Thanks for the fun Cancer and Congratulations Hex!
That is kool that you may put up some more for us to play. This one was challenging yet, it was alot of fun. Thanks Cancer
I missed the bus due to bad snow
so was too late for the contest
*throws a snowball at hex*
i never win anything anyway :(
well done to the winner :)
Any chance next time these could be started at a more world time friendly hour? it excludes alot of southern hemisphere due to being at work when the contest is started...
It's always night time somewhere. I have to look at where most VR members are located, then start contests during 'Prime Time' for those users.
Just because a contest starts at 9pm EST, that doesn't mean it's a good time for everyone in that time zone. Members may be working, or unable to log on at that time for a variety of reasons. The same is also true for members in the southern hemisphere.
9pm EST / 6pm PST is simply when *most* VR members are available.
I had a lot of fun with the contest, more would definatly be cool. And to Hex..very happy for you my friend, congrats!!
and when you say most..... there are just a few with no life. :) looks at the coffee mug.....pretty.....
sizes up for a t-shirt...... o_o
Congrats Hex!!!! Thanks for a great contest Cancer! I would have done it even if there were no prize. It was a blast!
lol, well there is kinda no prize to it now...lol i'm still pokeing at it :D just to see how far i can get. its fun.
Many thanks Cancer for a wonderfully challenging contest. :) Congrats Hex...
Wow that was fast. Congrats Hex
Thanks everybody :) It was challenging and I had to pull an all-nighter since I'm in Europe lol. But it was worth it and honeypot who I gifted it too is an awesome person and was worth the 6 hours of brain squishing.
I hope you don't mind me explaining how i did this Cancer, but for the algebra question, I'm not a math genius. Actually I totally suck at it lol, but I think he was missleading us on purpose :P
I dont have mine anymore but it looked kinda like this
6x2 + 12 -6x
now Cancers example said: 3 / -5
Well if there is only one x it should be just 1 number and not 2. So x = a number between 0 - 9 or -9 - 0. I just put in the number 1 and it was correct.
At least thats how I interpreted it, since I havent done any algebra since highschool lol
And for the 2nd contest, I wont try to win, but I will help friends :) well will even help people I dont know (not solving it for you, helping ;)), because I made several friends during the contest and thats the best part for me :)
the math was easy to me in that contest lol i got stuck on the stage 3 with a picture lol anyways, i know you worked your butt off. :D
LOL.. yeah the math portion is fairly simple for Algebraic equations just make sure to get the variable ( x ) by itself.
I had my friends helping me, the ones I live with.
They knew the picture of the artist and the architectural things and they were good at all of it but the math that's where we got stuck because I suck at math lol
Did anybody have the math question 2x^2 + 26x + 84 and get it right?
If you use the Quadratic Formula, you get a solution set -7, -6
I put that in and it still said I was wrong. I will try again.
Yep, doesn't work still, are you sure you have the right answer programmed in?
Make sure you're putting '-7, -6' in and not '-7,-6'. The latter will fail. I think a lot of people were omitting the space. Or, putting in '-6, -7', which will also fail.
Nope, I put in exactly '-7, -6'
I even copy and pasted your answer in lol
Well, I just went an manually checked it. It took my answer.
I gave it one last shot and it finally worked. Didn't do anything different, guess the system just didn't want me to win. Oh well, at least I can go to bed knowing that I did have the right answer.
I got a question as well. I've been stuck on the "What country was the first created with the help of the United Nations?"
Wow congratulations, I didn't even have the time to log in, oh well tried it today and got stuck at stage 2, maybe I'll have my luck on the 2nd contest.
The answer is Libya.
Libya got its independence (from England and France) on December 24, 1951, due to the help and efforts of the United Nations.
Gosh, it is over... I didn't get a chance to log in until yesterday! Congratulations to the winner, now I must go and check out what it was all about!
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