Easter contest 2015

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  • Easter contest 2015

    Hi all!

    Over the next few days, we will have a Easter contest that is open to everyone.

    Daily we will ask one or several questions about Ikariam and/or puzzles and/or tricky games, and all you need to do is send your answer(s) or your solution within 24 hours of each question.

    Questions will be hosted by me, the one and only 'Contest.ORGaniser' :D and ALL answers MUST be sent to me via PM.

    Each question is allocated points.
    The player with the most points wins! (in the event of two or more players with the same score then we will have a tie break situation.

    Rules


    • Send ONE answer-message per day via PM to Contest.ORGaniser
    • Multiple entries are not permitted - your first answer will be the one that is registered.
    • You have 24hrs from the time the question is posted to PM your answer.
    • Do NOT send your answers to any other staff members as they will not be processed - only send to Contest.ORGaniser


    Any questions or to discuss with your fellow islanders, please discuss here

    The Winner will be announced on 15th April 2015.

    First question will be posted in the late evening of Friday 3rd April and answers will be accepted starting from Saturday 4th April at 00:00 until 23:59 of same day. All times are related to German / server time (Central European Summer Time, CEST, aka UTC+2).


    Prizes

    • 1st Prize : 25€ Gameforge Voucher
    • 2nd ~ 3rd Prizes : 16€ Gameforge Voucher
    • 4th ~ 7th Prizes : 10€ Gameforge Voucher
    • 8th ~ 12th Prizes : 3€ Gameforge Voucher


    Good luck!
    A Festive Season To All!!

    The post was edited 1 time, last by Contest.ORGaniser ().

  • Happy Easter everyone!

    Easter is an important celebration, but also a holiday. And what do we do on holidays? We relax and have fun!
    Ready? Let's start easy, let's start with some questions about Easter without getting into religious details:

    1. This year Easter contest starts on April 4 and ends on April 12 because within those 9 days there are 3 important dates related to Easter. What are those 3 days and what's their significance ? (very short, 2-3 words each).
    2. What animal usually delivers Easter goodies?
    3. What is decorated for the holiday?
    4. What kind of hunts are usually done on this day?
    5. What container is usually filled with goodies?
    6. Name one other animal associated with Easter.

    You get 1.5 points for first question (3 answers with 0.5 points each) and 0.5 points for each of the other questions.
    Deadline 04.04.2015 23:59 game time
    A Festive Season To All!!
  • Answer to question 1

    Answer to question 1

    Please do not answer anymore to question 1

    Answer to question 1

    1. This year Easter contest starts on April 4 and ends on April 12 because within those 9 days there are 3 important dates related to Easter. What are those 3 days and what\'s their significance ? (very short, 2-3 words each).
    a) 04.04.2015 Spring Full Moon, Jewish Passover
    b) 05.04.2015 Astronomical Easter, Gregorian Easter (Catholic Easter)
    c) 12.04.2015 Julian Easter (Orthodox Easter)

    2. What animal usually delivers Easter goodies?
    Easter Bunny (Hare or rabbit both are accepted as bunnies)

    3. What is decorated for the holiday?
    Eggs are decorated for Easter

    4. What kind of hunts are usually done on this day?
    Egg hunts

    5. What container is usually filled with goodies?
    basket, nest. Sometimes the basket is decorated as a nest.

    6. Name one other animal associated with Easter.
    chicken (chicks), lamb

    You get 1.5 points for first question (3 answers with 0.5 points each) and 0.5 points for each of the other questions.

    Total score for question 1 is 4 points
    A Festive Season To All!!

    The post was edited 1 time, last by Contest.ORGaniser ().

  • This naughty chicken with innocent face cut my paper into pieces.

    Can you unscramble the tiles to reveal a message?




    The answer must be a phrase.

    You get 0.5 points for each word in the phrase.
    Deadline 05.04.2015 23:59 game time
    A Festive Season To All!!
  • Answer to question 2

    Please do not answer anymore to question 2

    Answer

    The phrase is:
    There are many different customs for celebrating Easter around the

    world.

    You get 0.5 points for each word in the phrase.
    Total score for question 2 is 5.5 points
    A Festive Season To All!!
  • This puzzle consists of a grid containing blocks surrounded by bold lines. The object is to fill all empty squares so that the numbers 1 to 6 appear exactly once in each row and column and the numbers in each block produce the result shown in the top-left corner of the block using the "+" math operation.



    The answer must be made from 12 lines (6 for rows and 6 for columns), each with 6 numbers like this: 1 2 3 4 5 6

    You get 1 point for each row or column you fill correctly.
    Deadline 06.04.2015 23:59 game time
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  • Answer to question 3

    Please do not answer anymore to question 3

    Answer

    5 1 6 2 4 3
    3 6 2 1 5 4
    1 2 4 5 3 6
    6 4 5 3 1 2
    4 5 3 6 2 1
    2 3 1 4 6 5

    5 3 1 6 4 2
    1 6 2 4 5 3
    6 2 4 5 3 1
    2 1 5 3 6 4
    4 5 3 1 2 6
    3 4 6 2 1 5



    You get 1 point for each row or column filled correctly
    Total score for question 3 is 12 points
    A Festive Season To All!!
  • Now let's see something about Ikariam:

    1. What is the max number of accounts one player can have on one server only?
    2. What rule do I break if I send resources to a higher ranked player without a trade?
    3. What chapter in game rules and what chapter in T&C do I break if I insult another player?
    4. What is the official language of Ikariam.org? What rule apply on Ikariam.org?
    5. How can I display info about myself on my account in-game?
    6. When was the last building introduced? What building is that?
    7. How can I reduce the costs for spies?
    8. What is the maximum level of saw mills and luxury mines? When was this modified?
    9. How many diplomacy points do you have when you first create an embassy?
    10. If a researcher costs 6 gold and a priest costs 3 gold, how many workers can support 22 researchers and 12 priests?

    You get 0.5 points for each good answer. Questions 3, 4, 6 and 8 have 2 answers of 0.5 points each.
    Deadline 07.04.2015 23:59 game time
    A Festive Season To All!!
  • Answer to question 4

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    Answer to question 4

    Please do not answer anymore to question 4

    Answer

    1. What is the max number of accounts one player can have on one server only?
    10
    According to ver. 0.6.4 IP-Sharing treaties will be limited to 10 partners


    2. What rule do I break if I send resources to a higher ranked player without a trade?
    Pushing
    According to game rules chapter "3. Pushing"
    It is not allowed to gain an advantage at the expense of weaker players. A player is considered weaker if his total highscore is lower than that of the accused.


    3. What chapter in game rules and what chapter in T&C do I break if I insult another player?
    Game rules chapter "7. Content"
    Insults and inappropriate behavior towards other players are not allowed.
    Also it is not allowed to publish pornographic, racist or extremist views and opinions of any kind.
    Advertisements, political or religious opinions are unwanted and should not be published.

    T&C chapter 5 in general: "Special conditions for the use of communications facilities (in particular discussion forum, chat, blog and comment functions)" and if you ant to be more precise
    5.2.c, 5.2.d, 5.3


    4. What is the official language of Ikariam.org? What rules apply here?
    The official language is English.
    In order to help players from other communities we have a special rule at
    Language in Ikariam.org regarding language in alliances


    5. How can I display info about myself on my account in-game?
    Info about a player can be displayed in "Profile" tab in "Player details"


    6. When was the last building introduced? What building is that?
    In ver. 0.6.2 at 17.11.2014 (actually 27.11.2014 on live servers but still 17.11.2014 in ver changelog)
    Sea Chart Archive


    7. How can I reduce the costs for spies?
    Build optician
    ver 0.6.1
    Modification - Optician now also affects the crystal costs of spies.



    8. What is the maximum level of saw mills and luxury mines? When was this modified?
    level 60 according to ver.0.6.1 at 22.09.2014
    Feature - The maximum level of saw mills and luxury mines has been increased to level 60.


    9. How many diplomacy points do you have when you first create an embassy?
    3 diplomacy points


    10. If a researcher costs 6 gold and a priest costs 3 gold, how many workers can support 22 researchers and 12 priests?
    yes, trick question ;) Workers do not produce gold, so they cannot support researchers and priests.
    From Help file:
    Your gold production is dependent on the job assignment of your population. Your income is calculated as follows:
    - Every citizen produces 3 gold per hour
    - Every worker produces 0 gold per hour
    - Every researcher costs 6 gold per hour
    - Priests cost 3 Gold per hour
    - Units and war ships in your town cost the stated upkeep
    - Traveling units and war ships cost double the upkeep


    You get 0.5 points for each good answer. Questions 3, 4, 6 and 8 have 2 answers of 0.5 points each.
    Total score for question 4 is 7 points
    A Festive Season To All!!
  • Easter Bunny brought me as a gift a digital clock showing hours and minutes with 7 LED digits. Today I put a mirror on the right side of the clock and looking at both the digital clock and its mirror image, I see the same time.
    What time is it?

    PS: The clock shows the leading zeros and time in 24 hour format, from 00:00 to 23:59.

    Hint: There are more than one combination.
    You get 1 point for each combination you can find.
    Deadline 08.04.2015 23:59 game time
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  • Answer to question 5

    Please do not answer anymore to question 5

    Answer

    Time combinations that look the same in the mirror are:

    00:00
    01:10
    02:50
    05:20
    10:01
    11:11
    12:51
    15:21
    20:05
    21:15
    22:55

    because:
    0 in mirror is 0
    1 in mirror is 1
    2 in mirror is 5
    5 in mirror is 2

    8 in mirror is 8 but you cannot have over 80 hours or over 80 minutes so it cannot be used in any combination.
    The mirror views of 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 do not mean a valid number.

    You get 1 point for each combination you can find.
    Total score for question 5 is 11 points
    A Festive Season To All!!

  • Today I made some bunny cookies. How many? Start counting...


     
    I put the cookies in a basket for the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny stopped at my place (A) and took the cookies, then went south-west stopping on each island to give one cookie. On the last island (B) Easter Bunny saw a beautiful crystal statue.
     
    After admiring the statue for some time he wanted to fly a little and he went east where he saw big wings (C). But he could stop only for few minutes as the smell there drove him away.
     
    He decided to go south breathing fresh air until he saw vines and stopped for a glass of wine (D). But his stop here was the last one because he liked it so much that he wanted a vacation because here he saw The Egg.
     
    Under the shadow of a palm tree Easter Bunny wonders:
    (a) How many cookies did he have initially in the basket?
    (b) where he is now?
    (c) how many eggs he has in the basket now if he collected one egg at each stop?
     
    You get 2 points for question (a), 4 points for question (b) - one point for coords of each turning point (A, B, C, D) and 0.5 points for each egg counted in question (c)
    Deadline 09.04.2015 23:59 game time
     
    A Festive Season To All!!
  • Answer to question 6

    Please do not answer anymore to question 6

    Answer

    Let's see the results:
    (a) How many cookies did he have initially in the basket?
    This is easy, just counting cookies in the picture - 10 cookies

    (b) where he is now?
    Starting point is today (4/9) at my place (A) coords [4:9]
    Going south-west 10 islands makes (B) [4:27] where there is an island with crystal glass and Colossus (statue)
    Going east we can see (C) [5:26] where there is an island with sulphur and Hermes (wings)
    Doing south we can see (D) [7:28] where is wine and a town named "The Egg" in vacation mode (palm tree)

    (c) how many eggs he has in the basket now if he collected one egg at each stop?
    First Easter Bunny stopped at my place - 1 egg
    Then he stopped 10 times to drop a cookie - 10 eggs
    Then he stopped on the sulphur island for few minutes - 1 egg
    Finally he stopped on the wine island for a glass of wine - 1 egg
    Total - 13 eggs

    You get 2 points for question (a), 4 points for question (b) one point for coords of each turning point (A, B, C, D) and 0.5 points for each egg correctly counted in question (c)
    Total score for question 6 is 12.5 points
    A Festive Season To All!!
  • We all live by rules, guides, traditions. Finding hidden eggs is an Easter tradition. Therefore I have hidden 7 colored eggs somewhere on the boards.
    Who can find them?

    The answer must be a list with the links where the 7 eggs can be seen.

    You get 1 point for each egg you find.
    Deadline 10.04.2015 23:59 game time
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  • Spring fever! The nature reborn and the bunnies are happy running everywhere. But, unfortunately they stepped on my letters and mixed them. My work is ruined...
    I picked a bunny from his ears and put him to arrange my letters back. He put them like in this picture and said to me: "Find the words yourself"
    Then he ran laughing: "But beware, I have hidden a phrase between your words. After you find all words, make a phrase with the unused letters."


    The answer must be a list of words you found and a phrase.

    The rule for the list of words is: words made of 1, 2, 3 or 4 letters are not accepted. Only singular form of an word is accepted, not the plural form. words within words are not accepted. Words can be found in any direction and some letters are used more than once.

    The phrase may contain all type of words, obviously.

    You get 0.5 points for each word.
    Deadline extended to 12.04.2015 08:00 game time


    According to discussion chit-chat, 4 letter words are included
    A Festive Season To All!!

    The post was edited 2 times, last by Contest.ORGaniser ().

  • Spring fever is coming, naughty bunnies running everywhere. But after they left... minor differences in the town.
    Can you find the differences?


    (A higher resolution picture can be found at prntscr.com/6skais)

    The answer must be a picture with differences marked on it.

    You get 1 point for each difference you find.
    Deadline 12.04.2015 23:59 game time
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  • Answer to question 8

    Please do not answer anymore to question 8

    Answer

    Words list:
    BASKET
    BONFIRE
    BUNNY
    CALENDAR
    CANDLE
    CANDY
    CELEBRATION
    CHICKEN
    CHOCOLATE
    COLORED
    CROSS
    CUSTOM
    DECORATED
    DOGWOOD
    EASTER
    FAITH
    FEAST
    FESTIVAL
    FLOWER
    FOOD
    GREETING
    GREGORIAN
    HAPPY
    HOLIDAY
    HOLY
    HUNT
    JELLYBEAN
    JULIAN
    LAMB
    PARADE
    PARTY
    PASSOVER
    PRETZEL
    RABBIT
    RESURRECTION
    SPRING
    SUNDAY
    SYMBOL
    TRADITIONAL
    WEEK

    Phrase:
    Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs given out to celebrate the Easter holiday



    You get 0.5 points for each word.
    Total score for question 8 is 26.5 points
    A Festive Season To All!!

  •  
    The prizes are:
     
    • 1st Prize : 25€ Gameforge Voucher
    • 2nd ~ 3rd Prizes : 16€ Gameforge Voucher
    • 4th ~ 7th Prizes : 10€ Gameforge Voucher
    • 8th ~ 12th Prizes : 3€ Gameforge Voucher

     
    RankPlayer nameTotal# of answersPrize
    1coconutx107.5925€ coupon
    2Cassiopea106.5916€ coupon
    3Sunrise100.5916€ coupon
    4AndreazDR-Fr97810€ coupon
    5Solar System94910€ coupon
    6jaggoo92.5910€ coupon
    7Nasir92.5910€ coupon
    8Mea9193€ coupon
    9Dead_Knight8893€ coupon
    10cruiser7883€ coupon
    11Wisezone77.593€ coupon
    12shuzo_kakashi65.563€ coupon

     
    Congratulations to the winners, and thank you all who have participated and made this yet another successful contest! :)
    Can the 12 winners please contact me via PM, and you will receive your Ambrosia Coupons.
     
    Top 25 players

    Winners of Easter contest 2015
     
    RankPlayer nameTotal# of answersPrize
    1coconutx107.5925€ coupon
    2Cassiopea106.5916€ coupon
    iotsak104.59iotsak didn't participate for the coupons, but for the fun of the contest
    3Sunrise100.5916€ coupon
    4AndreazDR-Fr97810€ coupon
    5Solar System94910€ coupon
    6jaggoo92.5910€ coupon
    7Nasir92.5910€ coupon
    8Mea9193€ coupon
    9Dead_Knight8893€ coupon
    10cruiser7883€ coupon
    11Wisezone77.593€ coupon
    12shuzo_kakashi65.563€ coupon
    13Kragork64.58
    14Paul Atreides60.57
    15catwoman507
    16tomaso48.56
    17HASAN01445.53
    18Hallitsija456
    19James Cauchi387
    20sharpe12344
    21Kaleg Nar31.55
    22Ali3en224
    23a-z225
    24LegendStorm96204
    A Festive Season To All!!