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« on: 04-24-2008, 14:41 »
Copied from FB, but people there are really slow to keep the chain going.

How to play: Get from one article to the next by clicking links within the article contents (i.e. no go/search button, etc., durr). No "List of...", category, or index page allowed. You have a limited number of clicks.

For example, one that I posted on FB is "Giant Enemy Crab to Carnegie Mellon in 3 clicks" and my solution was:
Giant Enemy Crab
Nintendo DS
Speech recognition
Carnegie Mellon

Once you get the answer, you have to post the next "quest" within 24 hours or the person who posted the previous one gets to do it.

The author of a "quest" has to know a solution with the stated number of clicks. 5 clicks is the maximum amount (otherwise it gets too complicated).

It's a pretty simple game, but it's easiest to get the idea from playing it, so here we go.

Giant Panda to Beatmania IIDX in 3 clicks.

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« Reply #1 on: 04-25-2008, 11:28 »
Yet another game I have lost... :(

WAIT
Black Market
Copyrighted Material
Video game

No, yeah, this is tough (And I thought I was on to something). If I wasn't forced to get off I'd look more!  X(
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J'aime faire des cracottes au chien

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« Reply #2 on: 04-25-2008, 13:51 »
I already tried Japan, Video games, Controllers || PS2, that's not it so far.

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« Reply #3 on: 04-25-2008, 14:32 »
I've made it to beatmania but not beatmania IIDX
I think I can get it though

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« Reply #4 on: 04-25-2008, 15:28 »
Isn't this awesome? :awesome:

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« Reply #5 on: 04-25-2008, 15:56 »
If by awesome you mean frustrating.  XD
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« Reply #6 on: 04-25-2008, 17:53 »
Haha, should've picked something less difficult, but I'm pondering instituting the "2-day rule" that I cooked up, where every 2 days something goes unsolved, you have an extra click available (making it that much easier).

If that sounds reasonable then tomorrow it's HST's win, haha.

EDIT: Alternative possibility (tell me which one sounds better overall), after 2 days, the first click in the sequence is revealed.

Also, in general, when someone solves yours, you have to reveal the original solution.
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« Reply #7 on: 04-25-2008, 19:42 »
Makes me wonder if this just isn't an exercise in optimization theory.  Web spiders to the rescue!

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« Reply #8 on: 04-25-2008, 19:45 »
The idea of the Wiki game is that it's edutainment, because you potentially learn something along the way :awesomD

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« Reply #9 on: 04-25-2008, 21:40 »
I have found something - once you make it to math, there's nearly no way of escaping.

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« Reply #10 on: 04-27-2008, 02:14 »
Okay! It's been 2 days, and the verdict is... you get the first click.

Giant Panda -> Bamboo --2--> Beatmania IIDX

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« Reply #11 on: 04-27-2008, 09:31 »
Got it. :awesomD
Giant Panda -> Bamboo -> Méi -> beatmaniaIIDX

Funny enough, I was trying to get to click on Mei on the Giant Panda page with the names and all :X
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« Reply #12 on: 04-27-2008, 15:26 »
:D

That's what I've got.

Next one's yours.

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« Reply #13 on: 04-27-2008, 16:37 »
Guitar to Bridget in 3 clicks.
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« Reply #14 on: 04-27-2008, 17:23 »
Guitar -> ??? -> Queen -> Guilty Gear -> Characters -> Bridget

I must learn how to optimize.  I was originally thinking I-No is the key.

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« Reply #15 on: 04-27-2008, 18:50 »
Yeah, I took a page out of k//'s book and made the solution as deceptive as VANESSA

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« Reply #16 on: 04-27-2008, 19:13 »
Guitar -> Rosette -> Rosette Christopher -> Bridget

NEXT: Play value --3--> Code Geass

This one isn't so much difficult as hilarious.
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« Reply #17 on: 04-27-2008, 19:38 »
Play value -> Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -> Pizza Hut -> Code Geass

haha good one there
Now I have to think of one...

EDIT: Okay, here is a lame one...
Cross --3--> Orange Range
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« Reply #18 on: 04-27-2008, 19:43 »
Same. Good stuff, yeah? XD

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« Reply #19 on: 04-27-2008, 22:13 »
Cross -> Multiplication sign -> Asterisk -> Orange Range

NEXT: Group Theory --4--> Code Geass

Time to show that icy is not entirely correct XD

(This one is rather tricky.)
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« Reply #20 on: 04-28-2008, 15:06 »
I started with G.T. -> Physics -> Space but couldn't figure out how to connect the bleeps and beeps.

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« Reply #21 on: 04-28-2008, 15:20 »
Cross -> Multiplication sign -> Asterisk -> Orange Range

NEXT: Group Theory --4--> Code Geass

Time to show that icy is not entirely correct XD

(This one is rather tricky.)

Group Theory *cries*.

NEVER AGAIN SHALL I LOOK UPON SUCH MADNESS.
Finals are done and I just finished up this horrid class so yeah.  Ugly.

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« Reply #22 on: 04-28-2008, 15:48 »
Surely you don't mean that - group theory is wonderful.  It's impractical for anything except for proofs but it's a good basis for a lot of recurring things.

Monster group :D

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« Reply #23 on: 05-01-2008, 03:10 »
Time for a hint :aw)

Group Theory -> Raman spectroscopy --3--> Code Geass

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« Reply #24 on: 05-04-2008, 19:33 »
Quantum Thread:

Onion -3-> Film grain

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« Reply #25 on: 05-04-2008, 20:50 »
Onion -> Eyes -> Aperture -> Film grain

Back to business :aw)

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« Reply #26 on: 05-05-2008, 08:20 »
:D

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« Reply #27 on: 05-10-2008, 18:30 »
Group Theory -> Raman spectroscopy -> Laser --2--> Code Geass

Time to make this fairly easy.

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« Reply #28 on: 07-06-2008, 16:56 »
Group Theory -> Raman spectroscopy -> Laser -> Maser -> Code Geass

:D

I hope i'm playing this game right.

Fixed-wing aircraft -(3)> Chord (Music)
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« Reply #29 on: 07-06-2008, 16:57 »
Yes. Good job, make the next one :D

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« Reply #30 on: 07-06-2008, 17:00 »
I did it already :P I modified the post, because i didn't want to double post x3

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« Reply #31 on: 07-06-2008, 17:18 »
Fixed-wing aircraft -> Pitch -> Absolute pitch -> Chord (music)

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« Reply #32 on: 07-06-2008, 17:19 »
That was different from the path I used x3

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« Reply #33 on: 07-06-2008, 17:26 »
Haha, yeah, that's one of the fun points of the Wiki game.

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« Reply #34 on: 07-07-2008, 01:23 »
So if we're keeping score, k// has 11 million, HST has 2 million, and newcomer has 4.

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« Reply #35 on: 07-07-2008, 02:16 »
Haha. I'll make up a new one later, time to do other things like play DDR.

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« Reply #36 on: 07-07-2008, 02:21 »
 :awesome:

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« Reply #37 on: 07-07-2008, 05:44 »
O_______o 11 million..... *shivers*

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« Reply #38 on: 07-07-2008, 08:49 »
It's okay, you'll catch up :awesome:

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« Reply #39 on: 07-07-2008, 15:26 »
Yea... catching up in posts is an entirely dif. question though.... 17.5 k posts.... dangggg....

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« Reply #40 on: 07-07-2008, 17:04 »
You're coming along quicker than most :3

It took a couple years, so yeah XD

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« Reply #41 on: 07-07-2008, 17:13 »
Yeah, obviously x3

I tend to post and stick around for a long time, and suddenly go on haitus for a while and post near to nothing. So if I don't show up for a while, I'm just off doing something ._____. 70% says i come back sooner than 20% says later.

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« Reply #42 on: 07-07-2008, 17:25 »
what's the other 10%?  Secret?

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« Reply #43 on: 07-07-2008, 17:27 »
I end up not coming back for a very very very very very long time.

And the last 5% is I don't come back at all.

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« Reply #44 on: 07-07-2008, 17:49 »
Well, we'll make pie. :D

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« Reply #45 on: 07-07-2008, 17:50 »
Pie? Pie for what? x3

And it has to be dutch apple pie :3

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« Reply #46 on: 07-07-2008, 18:04 »
Can arrange that :3

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« Reply #47 on: 07-07-2008, 18:10 »
WHOOOOOHOOOOO

but still, what is the pie for? x3

And aren't we spamming the thread with unrelated talk? I man, this is the wikipedia thread, right?

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« Reply #48 on: 07-07-2008, 20:53 »
And aren't we spamming the thread with unrelated talk? I man, this is the wikipedia thread, right?

Yes, of course. And?

Anyway, here is four tons of raw technojutsu the next one and the path I'm using is a little tricky, although you might find an easier one, who knows...

Suicide attack --3--> Manual of the Planes

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« Reply #49 on: 07-07-2008, 22:30 »
But it's a suicide mission?

Pie time comes twice a day, y'know.

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« Reply #50 on: 07-08-2008, 16:01 »
That sounds good.

And dang, that wiki path is hard ;;_____;;

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« Reply #51 on: 09-03-2008, 14:14 »
Suicide Attack-->Kamikaze-->?-->Manual of the Planes
That's what I have.
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« Reply #52 on: 09-03-2008, 15:18 »
It looks like the path I had before has been removed, unfortunately. Challenge has now been ezmodo'd as a result.

Suicide attack --4--> Manual of the Planes

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« Reply #53 on: 01-13-2009, 18:13 »
Omg still stuck on this one!?  8D
Come on, k//eterl, let us know how to do this! x3
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« Reply #54 on: 02-23-2009, 15:18 »
Okay, about time we get this running again. I guess I won't pull any of these evil tricks anymore, haha. (Originally there was a legit path, though, which started out as Suicide attack -> Afterlife, but there used to be a box regarding planes of existence on the Afterlife page.)

Suicide attack -> Editing Suicide attack (Edit this page) -> Template: Cite book -> Manual of the Planes

This one's less painful by far, but still tricky:

Voldemort --3--> ETAOIN SHRDLU
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« Reply #55 on: 05-30-2009, 09:34 »
6 clicks. I suck. Voldemort > Author > Duplicate Metadata Records > Typography > History of Western Typography > Linotype Machine > ETAOIN SHRDLU

Way off the requested number, but I believe I'm on the right track.