Christmas Contest 2018

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  • Christmas Contest 2018

    Greetings to all Rulers of all Ikariam, ready for a Buzzzz…ing Christmas this year?

    Over the next few days we will be holding a Christmas contest here, on Ikariam EN board. The contest is open to everyone.

    Question(s) will be posted DAILY, at ANYTIME and you will have 48 hours to answer them. All answers must be sent via this mail address: gameteam@ikariam.org

    Each question carries a certain point value.

    A few rules:

    In other words, do NOT send 2 or more answers questions in one mail, please, please, please.
    • Multiple entries are not permitted - your first answer will be the one that is counted.

    • You have 48 hours from the time the question is posted.

    • Do NOT send your answers to any other staff members as they will not be processed - only send the answers to gameteam@ikariam.org

    • Put down your Board Name for each reply




    If you have something to discuss, feel free to do it here. I will be checking it too to answer any questions you might have

    The first question will be posted on Monday, December 10th. There will be a total of 10-day questions and the winners will be announced shortly after the end of the contest (usually within 48h).

    In case of ties, we will have a tie-break question. And if a tie persists, then we will look at the time when that last answer was sent :)

    And of course, prizes!

    1st Prize : 26€ Gameforge Voucher
    2nd ~ 3rd Prizes : 19€ Gameforge Voucher
    4th Prize : 13€ Gameforge Voucher
    5th ~ 7th Prizes : 10€ Gameforge Voucher
    8th ~ 10th Prizes : 6€ Gameforge Voucher
    11th ~15th Prizes : 3€ Gameforge Voucher

    1st Prize : 26€ Gameforge Voucher
    2nd Prize : 20€ Gameforge Voucher
    3rd Prize : 16€ Gameforge Voucher
    4th ~ 6th Prizes : 9€ Gameforge Voucher
    7th ~ 9th Prize : 6€ Gameforge Voucher
    10th ~ 15th Prizes : 3€ Gameforge Voucher

    Enjoy and Have Fun!!

    Your one and only ORG.
    A Festive Season To All!!

    The post was edited 2 times, last by Contest.ORGaniser: 1st edit: Re-wording answers -> questions. 2nd edit: Prizes edited. ().

  • The time has come, let's begin....

    Question 1 - Ikariam questions

    Santa put me to the test this year...
    Can you help me to answer correctly to these questions?


    1. When was Ikariam.Org released? (Month and year)

    2. When discussion with another player becomes aggressive and/or unwanted how can you end it permanently without sending him a message?

    3. What is the workshop level needed to fully upgrade the steam ram?

    4. While playing Ikariam, how can you go to your "Account Data" with one single click?

    5. How often can I see a comedy and drama at the cinetheatre?

    6. At some point in an account development it is possible to get a free town relocation. How and when?

    7. Few years ago, there was a turning point in Ikariam, when a new layout of the game was released. At that time the mayor was busy designing the new layout so he let his wife Kyra to lead your empire during his absence.
    How can you see Kyra in action as mayor in game again now, not only in ads business?


    You get 1 point for each correct answer.

    Deadline 48 hours from publishing date and time (10.12.2018 0:28).

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    1. February 2008

    2. You can stop discussions with another player by placing him on the ignore list.
    As one noted, this is only for "Messages", not for island "Agora".

    3. Level 25 workshop.

    4. In game, click on your name on the top left corner, just above the Amphora.

    5. You can watch the comedy and drama every 12 hours, or maximum 4 times a day (2 comedies and 2 dramas). Both answers acceptable.

    6. You get one free town relocation when you upgrade 11 governor residences to level 11

    7. Kyra can be seen by activating the "Adviser Pack: Female Advisers" in the Shop - decorations.
    A Festive Season To All!!

    The post was edited 2 times, last by Contest.ORGaniser: Edit: added answers. ().

  • Question 2 11.12.2018

    Find the picture!

    picture example:

    Question2.png

    Answer: In game - Click on Cinetheatre

    I saw these pictures somewhere in Ikariam, but where can I find them?

    picture 1



    picture 2



    picture 3



    picture 4



    picture 5



    picture 6



    picture 7



    picture 8



    picture 9



    picture 10



    picture 11



    picture 12



    You get 1 point for each location of pictures found.

    Deadline 48 hours from publishing date and time.

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    This question has a total of 12 points.

    1. In game "Temple" or Island View, Go to miracle

    2. In "Help" -> "Forms of government" -> Ikacracy
    Or, in game "Palace" -> "Change form of government" -> Ikacracy

    3. In game "Military Overview"

    4. In “Help” -> Research -> Science
    Or, in game "Research Advisor”

    5. In game - "Troops in town". Select a dummy package
    Or, in "Barracks". Select a dummy package

    6. In "Inventory" or in "Shop" -> Military -> Barbarian cease-fire level 40-49

    7. In "Options" - Account Transfer

    8. In "Help" -> Barbarians -> Barbarian Fleet
    Or, after completing barbarian sea chart and finding barbarian fleet in world map

    9. In "Help" -> Barbarians -> Ships - Terror of the Deep

    10. In game “Museum" - Find partner

    11. In game "Black Market"

    12. In game - The Diplomat Adviser with Female Adviser Pack (from Shop)[/spoiler
    A Festive Season To All!!

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

  • Question 3 12.12.2018

    Reindeers are eager to start the journey around the world and in their rush they scrambled my words. Help me rebuild the final words.




    Unscramble each of the clue words.

    Copy the letters in the numbered cells to other cells with the same number.

    The answer must be a list of all words found, and the final arrangement.

    You get 0.5 points for each line solved, and 0.5 points for the final words arranged.

    Deadline 48 hours from publishing date and time.

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    6 points

    REINDEER
    TREE
    SNOW
    FAMILY
    HAPPINESS
    GIFTS
    ELVES
    CANDY
    COOKIE
    DECORATIONS
    ICE SKATES

    COLD HANDS, WARM HEART.
    A Festive Season To All!!

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

  • Question 4 13.12.2018

    I need some help from you: me and my brother, we both play Ikariam on an internet browser. He is an older player and he made 10 statements about the game.
    Are they true or false?

    1. The Friend List cannot be sorted.

    2. At the Trading Post, I cannot see which offers are from my alliance members.

    3. I need a lot of marble. I set 50 million marble request in my Trading Post so each member of my alliance can sell it to me without updating it too often.

    4. I declare a Gauntlet War on the boards and I start it immediately after it was accepted on the boards.

    5. I cannot see all building levels at once, I have to click on each and everyone of them.

    6. I can buy pieces of sea chart with ambrosia.

    7. When I request a new password, I receive a random generated one in my email.

    8. If I choose to transfer my account to another server, I need to wait 24 hours to leave my alliance.

    9. Palace and Governor Residence are the only buildings that cannot be accelerated with ambrosia.

    10. I can upgrade my temples up to level 35.


    The answer must be TRUE or FALSE for each of them.
    You get 1 point for each correct reply.

    Deadline 48 hours from publishing date and time.

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    Total points for this question is 10 points

    1. False
    ver. 0.6.11 - 02.10.2015
    Feature – The Friend List can now be sorted via a new screen which can be opened from a button in the list.

    2. False
    ver. 0.6.8 - 19.06.2015
    Community feature – Offers from alliance members are now highlighted at the Trading Post.

    3. False
    ver. 0.7.4 - 22.04.2016
    Modification – There is now a limit to the size of goods requests at the Trading Post. A maximum of 40 million units per resource can be set.

    4. False
    ver. 0.6.9 - 15.07.2015
    Feature – Gauntlet Wars must be declared and accepted like a contract in order to take effect. (this is activated in game, not on the board).

    5. False
    ver. 0.7.4 - 22.04.2016
    Feature – A new info button allows players to hide and display building names and levels in the town view. The buildings various states are marked through the use of colours.

    6. True
    ver. 0.7.5 - 17.06.2016
    Feature – Barbarian Fleet
    Pieces of the sea chart can also be purchased for Ambrosia from the ‘Shady Merchant’ in the barbarian villages.

    7. False
    ver. 0.6.11 - 02.10.2015
    Modification – The way the password reminder system works has been changed. Instead of sending the player an altered password directly, they receive a link to a special page where they can set a new password.

    8. False
    ver. 0.6.10 - 25.08.2015
    Feature – Account transfers are immediate with no waiting time.

    9. False
    ver. 7.8.3 - 27.11.2017
    It is now also possible to accelerate the construction/expansion of the Palace and Governor`s Residence with Ambrosia.

    10. True
    ver. 0.7.0 - 08.12.2015
    Modification – Temples and Shipyards can now be upgraded up to level 38.
    Therefore level 35 can be reached.
    EDIT: I accept True and False! Due to the ambiguity of the question, the statement applies to both situations... that the building Shipyard CAN be upgraded to level 38, thus reaching level 35.
    A Festive Season To All!!

    The post was edited 2 times, last by Contest.ORGaniser: Added Answers Edit 2: reedited the answer to no. 10 ().

  • Question 5 14.12.2018

    I took a gyrocopter to see the island from above. I took a picture, but when I came home the elves cut the picture in 24 squares and scrambled them.

    Help me, put them in the correct order to rebuild the picture.



    The answer must be a list of numbers from 1 to 24 in the correct order to rebuild the island, from left to right and from up to down.
    You get 0.5 points for each tile correctly placed.

    Deadline 48 hours from publishing date and time.

    Answer

    12 points

    row 1 = 12 - 19 - 10 - 20 - 17 - 18
    row 2 = 2 - 8 - 15 - 16 - 23 - 6
    row 3 = 7 - 3 - 5 - 4 - 9 - 21
    row 4 = 13 - 22 - 14 - 24 - 11 - 1


    A Festive Season To All!!

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

  • Question 6 15.12.2018

    Your task is to find a list of Ikariam related words found ingame.
    All words have 5 or more letters, all words are singular (NO plural words), NO words within words (for example gunpowder is the normal word, but not gun and not powder) .



    You get +0.5 points for each word found and -0.5 points for each non-Ikariam related word found.
    For example:
    You noted down gunpowder, gun, powder. You will get -0.5 points in all.

    The answer must be a list of words. No picture.

    Deadline 48 hours from publishing date and time.

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    Answer

    66 words = 33 total points

    ACADEMY
    ACCURACY
    ALLIANCE
    AMBROSIA
    AMPHORA
    ARCHER
    BARBARIAN
    BUREAUCRACY
    CARPENTRY
    CARRIER
    CATAPULT
    CAULDRON
    CEASEFIRE
    CHART
    CITIZEN
    COLOSSUS
    DAMAGE
    DEMOLISH
    DEPOT
    DIPLOMACY
    DIRIGIBLE
    DOCTOR
    ESPIONAGE
    EXPERIMENT
    FORKLIFT
    FORTRESS
    GOVERNOR
    GUNPOWDER
    GYROCOPTER
    HOPLITE
    IGNITER
    IKARIAM
    INFANTRY
    INTERIOR
    KINGDOM
    LEADER
    LEGISLATION
    MARBLE
    MERCHANT
    MORALE
    MORTAR
    MUNITION
    NOMOCRACY
    OPTICIAN
    PADLOCK
    PALACE
    PILLAGE
    PIRATE
    POLYTHEISM
    POSEIDON
    PYROBOAT
    RELOCATION
    RESEARCH
    ROCKET
    SHIPYARD
    SHREDDER
    SLINGER
    SPEARMAN
    SULPHUR
    SWORDSMAN
    TAVERN
    TEMPLE
    UPKEEP
    UTOPIA
    WAREHOUSE
    WARFARE
    A Festive Season To All!!

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

  • Question 7 16.12.2018

    I'm confused, I have 2 pictures of the same town but they have small differences.
    Help me find the differences between the 2 pictures.


    You can download the picture for better view.

    The answer must be a picture with the differences circled.
    You get 0.5 points for each difference you find.

    Deadline 48 hours from publishing date and time.

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    There are 18 differences
    Total score 9 points


    A Festive Season To All!!

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

  • Question 8 17.12.2018

    It's winter ! It's snow !
    And with the snow it's the snowball fight !
    Watch the picture carefully and tell me how many snowballs did the boy use on each target in order to make his way to the middle?
    What is the total number of snowballs used?



    The answer must be a list of targets and number of snowballs on each, plus a total number of snowballs.
    You get 0.5 points for each correct target and 1 point for the total.

    Deadline 48 hours from publishing date and time.

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    Total points 6.5

    1 snowballs
    2 snowballs
    4 snowballs
    9 snowballs
    9 snowballs
    3 snowballs
    9 snowballs
    8 snowballs
    6 snowballs
    5 snowballs
    9 snowballs

    1 - 2 - 4 - 9 - 9 - 3 - 9 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 9
    = 65 total snowballs
    A Festive Season To All!!

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

  • Question 9 18.12.2018

    50 days ago I activated the Divine Ambrosia Fountain.

    1. How often can I collect ambrosia from the fountain?

    2. Something happened on day 40 and I could not login that day to collect ambrosia.
    How much ambrosia I gained until the end of day 50?

    Assuming no interruptions from day 1:
    3. In how many days can I recover my investment in the Divine Ambrosia Fountain?

    4. How much ambrosia can I collect on day 365?

    5. How much ambrosia will I have after 365 days of daily collect?

    6. On day 64 I was playing at midnight when daily bonus activates. I was building on the town I just created. I noticed that midnight passed and I wanted to collect ambrosia, but the fountain wasn't there. Where is my fountain?


    PS: For these questions you do NOT need to activate the fountain.

    You get 1 point for each answer.

    Deadline 48 hours from publishing date and time.

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    Total 6 points

    1. Daily
    2, 218 ambrosias
    3. 203 days
    4. 4 ambrosias
    5. 1811 ambrosias
    6. In my capital
    A Festive Season To All!!

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

  • Grand Finale - 19.12.2018 Revenge for Grandma Ikkie

    Note: Some answers repeat themselves.

    Example:
    Mary Pops took a ride on the (1)
    (1) Balloon-Bombardier

    ========================


    Grandma Ikkie Got Run Over By A (1)

    On Christmas Eve, walking home from our (2)


    You can say there's no such thing as a red-coated (3)


    But as for me and Grandpa, we believe


    She'd been drinkin' too much (4)


    And we'd begged her not to go
    But she'd left her medication and her bodyguard, Kevin CostaLot, the (5)


    So she stumbled out the door into the snowy (6)
    When we found her Christmas mornin'
    At the scene of the attack


    There were (7) prints on her forehead


    And incriminatin’ (8) marks on her back



    Revenge! Revenge! We shall take

    We sent James, our most loyal and faithful (9) out on a mission

    James gained access surreptitiously into the red-coated guy’s (10)

    He glanced into the kitchen and saw 12000 green-dressed (11) running


    around preparing (12)



    When Grandpa Ikka heard the news
    He was gobsmacked
    Grandpa Ikka wants to know how anyone can have 12000 of these green-dressed guys

    [Give 3 possible ways how one can have 12000 of these guys]

    (13) .............................................................................................................

    (14) .............................................................................................................

    (15) .............................................................................................................

    James glanced into the Level 40 (16) and Level 28 (17)


    With his super mobile he faxed in the amount of booty:



    It's not Christmas without Grandma Ikkie
    All the family's dressed in black

    Respectfully asked the great and mighty (18) for help


    With ingenium vehementi, the almighty one and his barbaric-elves scattered all 12000 green figures
    Pillaging and burning everything they pass


    (19)* …..…... (20) were needed to pillage (21)* .................................... resources
    (* a total number needed)


    Now the goose is on the table

    And the pudding made of cherry (22)

    And a blue and silver candle
    That would just have matched the hair in Grandma's wig




    I've warned all my (23) friends and neighbours


    Better watch out for yourselves
    They should never give their login password

    To a red-coated man who drives like mad on the snow

    and plays with 12000 green-dressed (24)

    You can say there's no such thing as a red-coated (25)

    But as for me and Grandpa Ikka, we believe!

    =========================

    25 answers in all
    0.5 point for each, except no. 19 and 21 give 1 point each = 13.5 points

    Please simply list your answers to allow me to read easily (do not copy/paste the story).

    Deadline 48 hours from publishing date and time.

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    Finale
    0.5 point for each, except no. 19 and 21 give 1 point each = 13.5 points
    (total 13.5 points)

    (1) Mortar
    (2) Palace
    (3) Steam Giant
    (4) Wine
    (5) Spartan
    (6) Island
    (7) Mortar
    (8) Steam Giant
    (9) Spy
    (10) Governor's Residence
    (11) Cooks or Chefs (1)
    (12) Wine

    (13) - (15) These are some POSSIBLE ways
    - Buy from the trading post (2)
    - Train in the Barracks
    - Alliance members stationing cooks in that town (3)
    - Buy large Dummies package (or 4 times medium Dummies package) (4)

    (16) Warehouse
    (17) Depot or Dump (5)
    (18) Barbarian King Ezekiel or Ezekiel the Legendary or Ezekiel (6)
    (19) 4970
    (20) Merchant Ships (I accept Cargo Ships)
    (21) 2,484,640
    (22) Wine
    (23) Barbarian Clubman
    (24) Cooks or Chefs
    (25) Steam Giant

    Some extra notes:

    (1) Some used 'Chefs'. I will accept that since this word was mentioned in the Culinary Specialities Research.
    (2) Troops are bought using the trading post, not the black market. The black market is used for offering troops.
    (3) I will not accept "moving 12000 cooks from his other towns". This does not explain how he got hold of 12000 cooks.
    (4) Same for Dummies. Only one answer concerning Dummies is acceptable.
    Similarly for the troop pack in Achievement. Not sure I want to achieve a large troop of 12000 cooks.
    (5) I won’t penalise those ancient Ikariam dinosaurs out there who still call a Depot, a Dump
    (6) And finally, concerning ole' Ezekiel. A lot of you failed to name the Barbarian King, Ezekiel. I will not give any points for that. And some of you found another name for him...
    A Festive Season To All!!

    The post was edited 3 times, last by Contest.ORGaniser: Added Answers ().

  • The Winners

    Winners of Christmas contest 2018

    1. Cassiopea 114 - 26 € Gameforge coupon
    2. Facelessmonster 113.5 - 20€ Gameforge coupon
    3. play 111.5 - 16€ Gameforge coupon
    4. Wisezone 108 - 9€ Gameforge coupon
    5. Paradox of Darkness 106 - 9€ Gameforge coupon
    6. cruiser 105.5 - 9€ Gameforge coupon
    7. Mermaid 102.5 - 6€ Gameforge coupon
    8. Sunrise 102 - 6€ Gameforge coupon
    9. Solar System 100.5 - 6€ Gameforge coupon
    10. MatatasHakuna 97.5 - 3€ Gameforge coupon
    11. Stevo 94.5 - 3€ Gameforge coupon
    12. geo 88.5 - 3€ Gameforge coupon
    13. DmTANanlon 84 - 3€ Gameforge coupon
    14. Ewa 81 - 3€ Gameforge coupon
    15. Pacific Ocean 80.5 - 3€ Gameforge coupon


    Congratulations to the winners and thank you all who have participated!

    Can the winners please contact me via PM (Conversation) and you will receive your Ambrosia Coupons.

    DO NOT send me messages via Email.


    I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and my very Best wishes for the New Year!
    A Festive Season To All!!