Okay so I am trying a new feature, one that I have working for Clans, but never implemented for the entire site. I am going to give it a try and see how it goes. So first off whenever you enter a "Talk about it" you will see this at the top before any posts:
If you click on it the icon will light up and you will see this:
Easy enough, you are now watching that particular post. No now up in the corner of the site where your usernmame displays when you are logged in, you will also see a little drop down arrow like this (I know...I'm rich in tokens, lol lucky for you I don't buy your prizes):
If you click the arrow it will drop down. If you are not following anything or if there are no recent posts in topics you are following you will see this:
You can refresh this little window using the little refresh icon without having to refresh your entire page, saving you time if you are waiting for a post.
When there is a recent post it will look something like this:
You can then click on the topic to be taken to that topics Talk about it Screen. Once you visit the topic they will no longer show up as new items in your "Watching List" (This means that if you have several items showing for that topic, once you visit it they will all disappear)You can also click on the "replied" or "posted" and be taken directly to that post instead of the topic.
Doing this however will NOT remove any items from your list as they are tracked at the topic level and not each individual post. Hope this helps some people, I know I will be using it. Use it to keep track of who made comments on your Fiction, etc or just to see if anything new is happening on the homepage posts.
This list in the corner also shows any Clan Topic you are watching without the need to visit your Clan Summary page.
I have not done too much as far as in-depth testing, so if you come across any errors be sure to let me know.
Update #3: Lol, now there are 2 unpicked numbers over 100, somebody shouldn't have moved. :) Update #2: Now only 1 unpicked number (and its over 100), and 6 that have only been picked once. Update: Now only 3 unpicked numbers, however there are 9 that have only been picked once.So currently there are only 6 numbers on the Don't Count on It game that have not been picked at all. Not sure how that information would be of help, but it will be interesting to see who changes their number because of it, lol.Last Edited on: 2014-03-5 at 08:11 pm
Okay, so I have had people asking many questions about the origin/history of the Site Riddles. I sometimes forget that some people are new here and I just assume everyone knows what I am talking about. So because of that I thought some of you might like some background information:
The Eye of Legend
This riddle was created back in November of 2012. Years before creating this website I had dabbled with the idea of a site called "Riddle Race" where people would need to use a combination of math, engineering, physics, art, critical thinking, geography, etc to solve a set of clues, however I never knew enough about any of those subjects to have that idea come to anything.
The inspiration for the eye of legend riddle contest came from a "Shenlong Dragon Riddle" that Kaito had hosted on a website called The Wizard101 Commons, which was a mixture of in-game and on-the-site type clues. The riddle was part of March Madness 2012! Wow it seems so long ago now. The Wizard101 Commons, last time I checked, looks deserted (that might be my fault since I stole Kaito...sorry). Months later took the idea of the riddles and expanded it into an entire month contest
The problem was that I jumped the gun. Originally there was no advertisement for the riddles, the background that month had some caveman paintings and there were a few "eyes", I changed the color of one and made it clickable, waiting for whomever would notice. And a few people did. So then I found myself stalling. Like the second page originally read something like this "forty time two, minus (some other numbers here)...on that date in November, two thousand and twelve a clue will be posted for those that will delve". That gave me a few days to get the next clue ready.
It kind of snowballed from there as I would work to create new riddles before people solved their way through the previous ones. The interface was thrown together (not in the nice pages like it is now) and it was easy to get lost as to where you were at in the riddle after taking a break as there was no way to go back and see what you had already done.
Over the next few weeks we posted several hints, I will include those here for those that are interested: SPOILER WARNING! [Click Here for hints to Pages #1-14]
[Hint for Page #1]
I told you to put on your Thinking Caps, so really! Pay attention to the CAPS (as in Capital Letters).
[Hint for Page #2]
Is that one bee or two bee? Well.....That is the Question isn't it. (2 bee oar...)
[Hint for Page #3]
So this guy must have been famous in one of ravenwood's schools.
[Hint for Page #4]
Keep an eye on those roots.
(The Letters the roots are touching are "T", "E", and "B")
If you click on somebodies name next to their post, you can view their profile. This includes Cards they have created using the card maker
[Hint for Page #7]
Just look around the page.
[Hint for Page #8]
One can only travel so far into something before they cease to travel in and begin to travel out. (Answer starts with an "H" and is a single word)
[Hint for Page #9]
Well, "when the compass rests atop the pyramid of the sun"
(looking at page #8 might help you as well)
[Hint for Page #10]
There is only one page that is telling the truth. (so what does that tell you about the number of pages that are not telling the truth?)
[Hint for Page #11]
Pi = 3.1415926 and the decimal point is not considered a piece of pi for this clue.
[Hint for Page #12]
**This used to be an interactive puzzle, however to fit the new riddle format it was changed to play on words riddle**
Pay close attention to the last sentence.
[Hint for Page #13]
Egyptology is your friend
[Hint for Page #14]
As this is the time that Pirate101 was in the process of being released and advertised (remember when they sent us that map in the mail, that was cool). Because of this I also wove into the last few riddles some of the Game Lore from Pirate101 that was available at the time, this information was and still is readily available on the Pirate 101 website and should not require you to go in-game on Pirate101 at all.
At the end of this riddle those who got to the end while the contest was going on were given several options for prizes they could receive and were able to choose from that list.
The Great Spiral Treasure Hunt
This one was quite a bit different from the eye one. After Pirate101 had started accepting official fansites, we submitted Stormgate Pirates as it was accepted as a fansite for Pirate101. So it was in March of 2013 that the sequal to the eye of legends was announced and was we decided to make the contest take place in both Wizard101 and Pirate101 to help include those players from this site who might not have tried Pirate101 yet.
Plus I tried my video making skills and put together this snazzy trailer :)
This set of riddles took a completely different direction taking the form of a guidebook that had clues contained in the pages. The solution to each riddle would have to be figured out using all the pages leading up to it rather than the entire riddle being contained on a single page. It also move into requiring a lot more in-game interaction to solve the riddles.
For this contest I built the riddle interface that you are using now.
There was also some unique things that happened during the original contest that are not there anymore. Such as on Page 29, Red Beard double crossed you and tried to sail away with the next page of the riddle (this page was hidden in the ship image at the top of the site). To avoid confusion after the contest was done, I removed the picture and slightly modified the riddle pages.
Last year I realized that there were some who did not have the chance of experiencing the Eye of Legend riddle. Because of this I re-created it using the new interface that was introduced for the Spiral Treasure Hunt. This required a few changes such as removing some of he interactive puzzles and searching for old posts, etc that did't make sense anymore.
In addition to this the last page of the Eye riddle was changed to flow into the Treasure Hunt, and the last page of the Treasure Hunt was changed to reveal a teaser about the "Mysterious Scepter"
Now with the addition of Spiral Tokens being rewarded for solving the riddles people have again become interested in them. I hope are finding them enjoyable, if you are not, I would highly suggest not doing them anymore, riddles are not enjoyable for everyone!
I have started, scrapped, and re-started several ideas since last year for the next riddle, and I think I have finally found the direction I wanted to go with it. We will see, maybe those of you that get through the other two will have something new to occupy you in the next month or so.Last Edited on: 2014-03-5 at 12:05 pm
DISCLAIMER: This is a participate at your own risk type of contest. The site has been known to crash during this game, and unfortunately while I try to re-schedule a round that has trouble, somebody is going to get left out. So if you choose to participate, please be aware that there is a risk that your round could be affected by lag and/or site outages.Last Edited on: 2014-03-1 at 10:19 pm
UPDATE: Apologies everyone. I was informed that with the new month, some of the contests and listing that should have been on the Contest page disappeared. I have fixed the script to show all contests that haven't ended yet instead of just those that started in the current month.
Sorry if anybody got confused about those listings disappearing.
Check out the new March Contests on the Contests Page. Keep checking back for more contests to come. Especially if Kaito can get his computer to work long enough to log on and add his infinite wisdom and contest creating skills to the list of contests!Last Edited on: 2014-03-1 at 04:40 pm