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Lurker
05-27-2004, 02:53 PM
Petals around the rose.......eeevil.
Anyway, heres the game: http://personal.baker.edu/web2/cdavis09/roses.html .
I never got the answer. I looked it up :( . They say that the smarter you are, the longer it takes. Hints:

-The name of the game matters.
-The answer is ALWAYS even.

Don't post the answer!

EDIT: I might give you the answer in a PM if you give me reputation or something :D :D .

Jeremy G
05-27-2004, 02:56 PM
2 tries.

XSquared
05-27-2004, 03:05 PM
1 try.

Xterria
05-27-2004, 03:22 PM
two tries. it was four.

XSquared
05-27-2004, 03:27 PM
No, the answer's not 4. Also, Lurker asked us not to reveal the answer even if we do find it.

Thantos
05-27-2004, 03:35 PM
Ebil

The answer is not a number but a method of finding the right answer regardless of the throw

jverkoey
05-27-2004, 04:14 PM
finally figured it out, so simple! The name of the game does have to do with the answer, dont' let other people tell you that it doesn't :)

It took me a ton of guessing, writing down numbers, then i slammed my head in to the couch and tried to figure out how the name had to do with it, sat there for 10 minutes, and figured it out :D

Hammer
05-27-2004, 04:25 PM
>>They say that the smarter you are, the longer it takes.
I must be really, really stupid then, I got it straight away :(

Perspective
05-27-2004, 04:54 PM
i dont think the name is very good. I eventually figured it out but i only realized how the name relates after i noticed how to solve it. heh, that might not make much sense but thats the best i can explain it without giving away the answer :)

XSquared
05-27-2004, 04:59 PM
>I must be really, really stupid then,
Hey, you noticed! Congratulations!

JaWiB
05-27-2004, 05:00 PM
Took me a couple minutes...I don't see how people could take longer than maybe a day to figure that out unless you are a complete moron...Err I mean genius

Hammer
05-27-2004, 05:15 PM
>>Hey, you noticed! Congratulations!
Damn, where's that other smilie when you need it! :D

major_small
05-27-2004, 05:21 PM
two tries. it was four.
No, the answer's not 4. Also, Lurker asked us not to reveal the answer even if we do find it.
hahahahaha... that's funny... you guys are fighting over an answer that changes with every roll...

3 tries... I kinda got the idea teh second time, but put the wrong number

Thantos
05-27-2004, 05:37 PM
It actually took me a while to get it. I ended up looking it up. The problem is that people who are more analytical try to hard to solve it using pure math and don't take the visual approach. The name is important but for people who aren't as visual it is hard to make the connection.

Glirk Dient
05-27-2004, 05:55 PM
Wow, I was off. I did about 3 of these and got an equation that works for most of the answers. Ok, it isn't working too often anymore.

lol, this is eactually pretty clever. I end up founding the answer from hints in a few of your posts though, oh well I found out my answer was incorrect by doing so.

Xterria
05-27-2004, 06:02 PM
yeah, seriously, i just typed four and it said 'woo j00 won!'. so then i got happy and closed out. whats the big deal about the thing?

Thantos
05-27-2004, 06:05 PM
Try it a few more times and make sure you actually have it :)

major_small
05-27-2004, 08:23 PM
Wow, I was off. I did about 3 of these and got an equation that works for most of the answers. Ok, it isn't working too often anymore.that's why it's harder if you're 'smarter'...

linuxdude
05-27-2004, 10:27 PM
It took me about 30-40 minutes. I don't like that. It was hard for me to figure out. I stared at it over and over, then got the answers right sometimes, AH. Not cool

nvoigt
05-28-2004, 12:30 AM
With everything that is posted here, figured it out the second I saw the dice and the name.

I was dumbfounded when my second guess was wrong. Turned out that 2+4+4 add up to 9 in my brain... yeah... funny lol.

Maybe I'm playing to many roleplaying games for riddles of that kind *g*

Sang-drax
05-28-2004, 06:10 AM
I thought it was quite obvious, but perhaps I got into the right way of thinking through the 'visual'-hint.

vNvNation
05-28-2004, 06:33 AM
i have read absolutely every 'hint' on this thread and i have absolutely NO clue how to go about this and I am going to go crazy fairly soon :)

I guess I am a, erm, a "genius"

EDIT:
Oh man I just got it. Whew.

ober
05-28-2004, 07:49 AM
It took me a minute or two to get it until I looked at the title again.

joshdick
05-28-2004, 08:10 AM
Yeah, I only got it after you guys said that the name had something to do with it. I was wondering why I was getting so many zeros and even numbers.

Dissata
05-28-2004, 10:44 AM
I figured it out...at least the last 20 or so that I tried with my "method" works...but I don't get how the name has anything to do with it... maybe a pm from on of the "enlightened ones" ? :rolleyes:

you can formulate a kind of algorithm for it, and it is quite simple

Lurker
05-28-2004, 10:46 AM
If you have an algorithm, you're thinking WAAAAAY too hard. Especially if it doesn't always work.

EDIT: and dissata, if you really want a PM on it.....:)

RoD
05-28-2004, 01:02 PM
watever screw that game. I got 5 or 6 right after 60 or 70 tries but i dont know how, and dont care to find out.

deathstryke
05-28-2004, 05:35 PM
Seriously, just how is the name related to the problem? I'm one of the least visual people you'll ever meet, so this could take years for me to figure out!

Thantos
05-28-2004, 05:59 PM
We can't tell you that without giving you the solution.

RoD
05-28-2004, 06:18 PM
i finally figured out how i did it, good times

linuxdude
05-28-2004, 07:06 PM
I misinterpreted the title. Everyone told me to pay attention to it. I did, and I thought of the homonym rows and rose. That strayed me away :(

major_small
05-28-2004, 09:16 PM
I misinterpreted the title. Everyone told me to pay attention to it. I did, and I thought of the homonym rows and rose. That strayed me away :(
I had the same problem at first...

eth0
05-29-2004, 07:52 AM
At last. Took me an hour.

I can't belive how easy it is and I missed it.

KneeGrow
05-29-2004, 12:34 PM
omfg taht problem was scary, took about 3 mins and 20 tries and i realized it. but my hands were shakingi was afraid some monster would pop out

Dissata
06-01-2004, 12:26 AM
wtf? hehe, maybe you are a little too visual!...

I was gone for the weekend... just back in... I showed the game to a couple of my friends while we where in LV, now one of them wants to kill me! he spent about 2 hours on it, yelled some quite vulgar profanity and walked away :D

:edit: forgot smillie :)

khpuce
06-01-2004, 11:08 AM
I think the naming hint helped me. I solved it with less than 10 tries. I suppose I am not as smart as I think :(