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December 27th Advent Challenge Options
For the days between the 27th and New Year's Eve, the community will receive options with each day:

A) To extend the deadline on any previous challenge (either to get more points, earn Bonuses or to get the numbers for Cryptic/Grand Challenge Clues)
B) To get an additional hint towards a failed challenge
C) For completed challenges that didn't earn the Cryptic/Grand Challenge, you may unlock them

These options will be taken day-by-day, with a majority vote of 3+ after each day getting the request. If no majority is reached, the vote is extended another day.

Any votes that are not decided by New Year's Day will be used towards the Grand Challenge by default, and deadline extensions will reach to New Year's Day.

All time after that until the 4th is dedicated to the Grand Challnge - a normal submission for a Challenge, but using hidden rules: each rule followed earns a greater medal chance and earns you more points towards the requirements (as listed on the Grand Challenge thread).

The deadline for the 4th is the standard 12.00 noon, CET, and this is the standard time for the daily choice votes as well (though due to late-posting for the 27th, it is extended to 13.00 CET on the 28th for the first vote check).

Please indicate in a reply here which you would rather get of A, B or C and for which challenge (only for the 27th's vote please, each day after it will go up in a seperate thread)

I would also recommend considering how best to use the lifelines the top-scorers have earned so far (the final one being announced on the 28th). Again, if not used by New Year's day, they will contribute to the Grand Challenge.
Last edited by The BlackVision; Dec 27, 2016 @ 9:30am
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Man-At-Arms Dec 27, 2016 @ 3:07pm 
I think we should use these for the Grand Challenge hints and not reactivations (as I understand it, reactivating with a lifeline gets you the effects of both A and B for the challenge).

Both the 17th and 18th are solved, but we did not get enough people for the clue. I suggest we use this to extend the 17th and tomorrow the 18th.
Dragalar Dec 28, 2016 @ 11:21am 
Doesn't option C simply unlock the Grand Challenge clues for completed puzzles (i.e. 17 and 18). Instead of extending the deadline I would vote to just unlock the Grand Challenge clues for them. So I vote to unlock the clue for Puzzle 17.
Welsh Dragon Dec 28, 2016 @ 11:46am 
I also think we'll benefit most from unlocking one of the major cryptic clues we are missing, either 17, 18 or 21.

So I vote for unlocking the Cryptic Clue for one of those, Puzzle 17 as Dragalar suggests.

All the Best,

Welsh Dragon.
Man-At-Arms Dec 28, 2016 @ 2:38pm 
If that's how they work, then I'm with you two and will change my vote accordingly.

Based on the original description, I didn't think we got to pick what clue to unlock, but, looking closer at this one, I think you are right.
The BlackVision Dec 29, 2016 @ 5:41am 
Absolutely right - the main puzzle was solved correctly, so this will unlock the clue required. Adding 17's Clue to the Grand Challenge now.
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Date Posted: Dec 27, 2016 @ 9:30am
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