October 20, 2017 HomeLong FormA Double Feature! Spoiler Warning vs the Jindosh Lock, and An Exercise in Unnecessary Futility A Double Feature! Spoiler Warning vs the Jindosh Lock, and An Exercise in Unnecessary Futility By Josh Long Form 8 Comments Today we bring you two episodes! First, our special attempt to solve the Jindosh lock, LIVE ON CAMERA for some reason: And then our attempt to solve the Dust District, which somehow goes even worse! 8 Comments silver Harloe What I love about this level set is that you can skip the Dust District with a logic puzzle that takes about 5 minutes with a piece of paper. You can skip the Dust District. That’s a level as big as any of the others (and maybe bigger than the last level we did, and certainly bigger than the sanitarium). And you can just skip it. Poof. Try to imagine any other AAA game putting as much time and effort into the Dust District and then making it optional. October 20, 2017 Reply Ps238Principal So let’s say the authorities (or whoever) catches you while you’re working on this lock. They get the drop on you, you’re finished. Will they let you solve it just to see if you could? I mean, if you’re going to be dragged off to prison or your execution, it’s the least they could do. It also presumes that the lockmaker got the puzzle correct in the first place. Imagine the annoyance if you find out later that the person who designed the puzzle got a key element wrong. October 20, 2017 Reply MichaelGC Has there ever been a necessary futility? Other than my love-life, I mean. October 20, 2017 Reply MichaelGC I … I don’t understand how Josh worked out where whiskey-lady was sitting. I mean, he was absolutely right, but he seemed to just use The Force? (I’d go back and quadruple check but I’ve been ‘watching’ that episode for about 90 minutes already, what with pausing and trying to do it all myself. That ‘absinthe/ring/Dunwall’ phrasing should have an elevator dropped on it if you ask me.) October 20, 2017 Reply silver Harloe I dunno how Josh did it – I can only comment on how I did it. I have the advantage of paper, so it takes only a couple of minutes. 1) I filtered the text to these statements: Contee = purple Marcolla = 1 green = 2 blue left of red blue = beer Karnaca = white Karnaca next to diamond Finch = snuff tin Fraeport = war medal ring next to Dunwall absinthe next to Dunwall Natsiou = whiskey Baleton = rum wine = 3 Winslow = Dabovka 2) blue left of red and green = 2 implies blue is either 3 or 4, but blue = beer and wine = 3, so blue = 4 (and red = 5) 3) Contee = purple and Marcolla = 1, so Contee = purple = 3 4) the only color not placed is white, so white = 1 5) white = Karnaca so Marcolla = Karnaca 6) Karnaca next to diamond so diamond = 2 7) Baleton = rum but Karnaca = 1 so 1 != rum Natsiou = whiskey but Marcolla = 1 so 1 != whiskey, therefore 1 = absinthe because that’s the only drink left 8) absinthe next to Dunwall so Dunwall = 2 9) Baleton = rum can’t be 1 (Karnaca/absinthe) or 2 (Dunwall) or 3 (wine) or 4 (beer), so Baleton=run=5 10) whiskey is the only drink not placed, so whiskey = 2 and Natsiou = whiskey so Natsiou = 2 11) Winslow = Dabovka can’t be 1 (Marcolla/Karnaca) or 2 (Natsiou/Dunwall) or 3 (Contee), or 5 (Baleton), so Winslow=Dabovka=4 12) Finch is the only name not placed, so Finch = 5 13) Fraeport is the only city not placed, so Fraeport = 3 14) Fraeport = war medal, so war medal = 3 15) ring next to Dunwall, Dunwall = 2, and 3 = war medal, so ring = 1 16) Finch = snuff tin, so snuff tin = 5 17) the only heirloom not placed is bird pendant, so bird pendant = 4 It took me a long time the first time because I didn’t assume blue was *immediately* left of red. October 21, 2017 Reply silver Harloe (which is also to say, I don’t know how Josh got to whiskey because that step didn’t require any thought on my part – the step before it, placing rum, was the step that required actually going back through the rules) October 21, 2017 Reply MichaelGC Very impressive! – mine was eventually something similar … if we can just ignore that in my case it took several hours and about fifteen pieces of paper. Aye – Josh didn’t seem to have gone through those necessary prior whiskey-placing steps, but perhaps it didn’t require any thought on his part either: maybe he just instinctively knows where the whiskey goes… October 22, 2017 Reply silver Harloe “It took me a long time the first time because I didn’t assume blue was *immediately* left of red.” also involved hours and lots of paper 🙂 October 22, 2017 Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.