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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:48 pm

{Episode 04 Challenge}

Weight For Me

Hopefully by this point, you and your team have had ample opportunity to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of everyone on the team. Today is another normal challenge round, with the winning team being safe from elimination, and putting the right players on the right tasks here will be pivotal in earning your safety.

In "Weight For Me", two players from each team (called "runners") will race down a track on the beach as fast as they can. The catch? They'll be dragging a whole lot of sandbags behind them, thrown on by members of the opposing teams.

The challenge will work in 2 phases. For phase 1, everyone who isn't running will be piling as much weight as they can onto the opposing runners. We'll call everyone piling weight "carriers". Once your team designates everyone as runners and carriers, the carriers will attempt to collect as much weight as possible by solving anagrams. When a carrier is ready to begin, he or she will be privately sent 100 anagrams of 6-10 letters each. You have 10 minutes to reply with all the words you can figure out. If the 10-minute time limit is exceeded, you'll receive an undisclosed penalty for every second you go over. For every anagram you solve, you will earn 1 pound (453.6 grams) to place on a runner of your choice. If a team has more carriers than another team, the team with more people will only earn weight equal to (anagrams solved * carriers on the smallest team / carriers on your team).

For example, Team A has 4 carriers and Team B has 5 carriers. Since Team B has more carriers, each anagram will only count for 0.8 pounds. If this sounds like a disadvantage, it is not. If every carrier on Team A solves 50 anagrams, that's 200 pounds total for the team (50 * 1 * 4). Similarly, if every carrier on Team B solves 50 anagrams, that's also 200 pounds for the team (50 * 0.8 * 5). What truly matters here is the average number of anagrams solved on your team.

Once you've finished the anagrams, you are allowed to tell your team how many words you got, but no other information or advice can be given. By the end of phase 1, you must designate in your team thread which of the opposing runners you would like to pile your weight onto. Your weight can be split up however you wish.

In phase 2, all runners will race down the beach. They'll do this by transcribing a random series of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and various symbols on a standard keyboard. You can't simply copy and paste, however, as you'll be reading the characters off of an image given to you. The number of characters given to you will vary depending on the amount of weight attached to you. For every pound, 10 characters will be added to your sequence. Once a runner is ready to begin, he or she will receive their image, and must transcribe the characters as fast as they can. Every incorrect or missing character adds an extra 5 seconds to your final time. Both runners on a team will have their times added together; the team with the fastest cumulative time will win the challenge. Both losing teams will send in one player to the Fortress, where another person will be sent home.

You are not allowed to use outside resources for any portion of this challenge, nor can you discuss weight distribution with other teams.

You have 24 hours to designate your runners and your carriers, but if you get it done faster you can move onto Phase 1, which will also have a 24 hour deadline, including distributing your weights. Once all the carriers have finished, phase 2 will begin, lasting for a final 24 hours. This challenge may take up to 72 hours, but depending on completion, may take less time overall.

Team Designation (expired on 2017-06-30 17:00:00)

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:57 pm
Since the example has the calculations already done - Blue will have each carrier add 1.0 lbs for each anagram (like team A with 4 carriers). Yellow/Purple will have each carrier add 0.8 lbs for each anagram (like team B with 5 carriers).

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:59 pm

challenge tunes.

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:29 pm
before i scrolled down i thought pabs put that song in himself and i was impressed

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:21 pm
That sure is an Orlando United shirt.

I saw like 10000000 of those while I was down there.

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:42 pm
Blue Team
Runners (Typing): BROseidon • JDGA
Carriers (Anagrams): D3f3nd3r • Haschel • PEG • StD

Yellow Team
Carriers (Anagrams): Cheery • grumpy • racefan • randy • TWIE

Purple Team
Runners (Typing): Flameaxe • Kdowns
Carriers (Anagrams): Aura • KAces • McMenno • PrivateI • Summer

All carriers must notify a mod and privately attempt their anagrams within the next 24 hours. Please remember that you are only allowed to tell the remainder of your team how many anagrams you completed. No other advice or information can be given. Please also remember that carriers are also responsible for distributing the weight before deadline in their HQ thread. Failure to do so before deadline will mean that the player will not carry any weight onto a runner. Runners can "weight" until phase 2 begins.

When you are ready to begin, you will be sent a list of 100 anagrams via PM. Send your answers in a reply to that PM, with each unscrambled word to the immediate right of the anagram it's the solution for. This will make our jobs much easier, and we are petty enough to not count your answers otherwise. Since this is a word challenge, spelling is crucial. The timestamp of your reply can be no later than 10 minutes after the timestamp of the message containing the anagrams.

Phase 1 Deadline: (expired on 2017-07-01 17:00:00)

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:24 pm

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:56 am
Since most numbers multiplied by 80% don't result in a whole number, we won't be using rounding. As such, you can distribute weight by increments of 0.1 pound; since 1 pound adds 10 characters to a runner's sequence, 0.1 pound will add 1 character.

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:47 am
So 45.36g increments?

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:14 am
Sure

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:01 pm

D3f3nd3r solves 14 anagrams and gets 14 pounds. He puts 7 on Adorabebs, 7 on Kdowns.

Haschel solves 24 anagrams and gets 24 pounds. He puts 12 on Adorabebs, 12 on Kdowns.

PEG solves 55 anagrams and gets 55 pounds. He puts 27 on Adorabebs, 28 on Kdowns.

STD solves 32 anagrams and gets 32 pounds. He puts 16 on Adorabebs, 16 on Kdowns.

Cheery solves 18 anagrams and gets 14.4 pounds. He puts 14.4 on Flameaxe.

Grumpy solves 18 anagrams and gets 14.4 pounds. He puts 7.2 on Broseidon, 7.2 on JDGA.

Racefan solves 44 anagrams and gets 35.2 pounds. He puts 10.6 on Broseidon, 10.6 on JDGA, 7 on Flameaxe, 7 on Kdowns.

Racefan solves 34 anagrams and gets 27.2 pounds. He puts 8.6 on Broseidon, 8.6 on JDGA, 5 on Flameaxe, 5 on Kdowns.

TWIE solves 16 anagrams and gets 12.8 pounds. He puts 3.2 on Broseidon, 3.2 on JDGA, 3.2 on Flameaxe, 3.2 on Kdowns.

Aura solves 12 anagrams and gets 9.6 pounds. She puts 4.8 on Broseidon, 4.8 on Xalxe.

KAces solves 18 anagrams and gets 14.4 pounds. He puts 3.6 on Broseidon, 3.6 on JDGA, 3.6 on Adorabebs, 3.6 on Xalxe.

McMenno solves 13 anagrams and gets 10.4 pounds. He puts 2.6 on Broseidon, 2.6 on JDGA, 2.6 on Adorabebs, 2.6 on Xalxe.

PrivateI solves 26 anagrams and gets 20.8 pounds. He puts 5.2 on Broseidon, 5.2 on JDGA, 5.2 on Adorabebs, 5.2 on Xalxe.

Summer solves 11 anagrams and gets 8.8 pounds. She puts 4.4 on Broseidon, 4.4 on Xalxe.

Total Weight
Broseidon: 50.2 pounds (502 characters)
JDGA: 41 pounds (410 characters)
Xalxe: 20.6 pounds (206 characters)
Flameaxe: 29.6 pounds (296 characters)
Kdowns: 78.2 pounds (782 characters)

Very shortly, all runners will be sent a PM linking them to a google form. Upon filling it out, you will receive your image and your time will start. Fill out the form again, this time typing out your sequence in the space indicated. Submit to stop your time, keeping in mind that every wrong or missing character adds 5 seconds to your time.

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:33 pm
In post 435, CuddlyCaucasian wrote:

Racefan solves 44 anagrams and gets 35.2 pounds. He puts 10.6 on Broseidon, 10.6 on JDGA, 7 on Flameaxe, 7 on Kdowns.

Racefan solves 34 anagrams and gets 27.2 pounds. He puts 8.6 on Broseidon, 8.6 on JDGA, 5 on Flameaxe, 5 on Kdowns.

Uh...

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:58 pm
In post 435, CuddlyCaucasian wrote:Adorabebs: 73.4 pounds (734 characters)
Xalxe: 20.6 pounds (206 characters)
Flameaxe: 29.6 pounds (296 characters)
Kdowns: 78.2 pounds (782 characters)

aren't we all

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:21 pm
The possible characters with the font they will be given in are shown below.

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:24 pm
A) why do you hate me
B) will we each have our own image or do we have to count to 206?

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:27 pm
I hope you are forever tormented by a slight yet noticeable smell of dead skunks

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:29 pm
You each were given your own google form that leads to a different image. The image you have will contain all of the characters you need to type.

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:27 pm
jfc PEG

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:37 pm
I'm way more surprised that more people were closer to 10.

Did nobody else plan ahead on how they were going to look through everything? wowee.

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:24 pm
No discussion about the typing portion of the challenge is allowed

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:50 pm
Holy fuck guys

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:24 am
I don't know how planning things out ahead of time would help. I know I at least just barely managed to get through the whole list, but I just flat out couldn't solve them in that amount of time. Heck, if I spent an unlimited amount of time on that list I don't know if I'd be able to get over half of them. Some people are just way better at word things than other people.

EDIT: Okay, I think I did manage over half, but it took WAY longer than 10 minutes.

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:08 am
Challenge aside, let us all take a minute to wish CC a happy birthday!!!

Also pablito sucks

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:37 am
In post 447, grumpy wrote:Challenge aside, let us all take a minute to wish CC a happy birthday!!!

Also pablito sucks

concur on both fronts

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:37 am
Happy birthday pablito!!!

Also cc sucks.