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Old 2011-01-07, 19:33
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Treasure Hunter Institute quest recomendations, help and hints.

I've been enjoying THI a lot recently and thought it would be cool to have a thread where we can recommend quests and help eachother out where needed.
(as well as possibly organizing co-op playing to help get some achievements and such)

For general THI updates we should still use this thread.


Heres a few quests I've enjoyed;

Geometers Delight
Rebus Trail
Santa's Little Errand

Heres one I'm currently stuck on;

"A Special Job Offer"


I think I did the first part of the quest correctly, as I ended up next to some rocks here;

Spoiler:







Only I cant find where to go now. I thought the shape of the rocks might hide a set of co-ordinates but I just cant see it. Maybe a 1...3...but nothing clear
I also thought it might have been hieroglyphics, but that didn't help me either.

So if anyone helps attempts this quest and gets further give me a little hint.
Its probably easy and I'm just not seeing it....
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Old 2011-01-07, 20:49
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I'm going to log on now and see if I can work it out
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Old 2011-01-07, 21:28
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How did you even extract co-ordinates from the letter? It's completely useless writing to me. I found the highlighted X and Y in UV but it doesn't seem to point out any pattern... I guess I need to brush up on my treasure hunting skills.

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Hang on, I think I know where those stones are. I'll go there now and see if I can work out how you got the co-ordinates, and then I'll try and find out the next step.
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Old 2011-01-07, 21:46
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Sorry, probably should have explained how to do that bit in a spoiler....I liked that bit of the puzzle, however
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Old 2011-01-07, 22:02
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Well, I went to the rocks (south of Amon-Ra's Pyramid), used UV light all over, dug up everything I could find nearby with Satellite Scan, closely examined ancient artwork... and I'm none the wiser. Not sure where you're seeing numbers either. I have a feeling we're way off. Can you give me a hint on the letter?
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Old 2011-01-07, 22:36
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Well, its a bit hard to hint but heres the solution;
Spoiler:
Capital Letters = Roman numerals.


Thing is those rocks only exist in the quest so there must be something to them
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Old 2011-01-07, 22:40
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I should've seen that I'll blame it on my lack of sleep.
Hmm, which rocks are quest-only? All of them (including the Pharoh head with the two slabs next to it) or just the ones on the ground?
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Old 2011-01-07, 23:08
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Ok, I see that it's just the rocks on the ground. Once again I have no idea. This quest is hard.
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Old 2011-01-07, 23:29
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It is indeed.
At first I thought the Pharoh head might show the angle we are supposed to look at it

The other idea I had was maybe the rocks represent something on the map
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Old 2011-01-09, 22:34
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Did you manage to work it out? I've been a bit busy the past few days.
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Old 2011-01-10, 00:36
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Nope, been busy too.
I'll try to have another go that day after tommorow
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Old 2011-01-14, 01:27
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I gave it another go...still no luck.
I'm thinking perhaps the bit on the right says "/|\PET"
That is, an arrow then the word pet.
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Old 2011-01-14, 02:11
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I think the number of rocks is relevant. Maybe also the size. I don't think there's any hidden word / numbers personally... it just isn't obvious enough.

Maybe if you count the number of rocks and then stand in front of the pharoh head in the middle (in the direction the eyes are facing) and go forward that many steps or co-ordinates? In that case it would probably be in the water as it's nearby.

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Old 2011-01-14, 02:38
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maybe...or maybe its a hybred with the letters "X" and "Y" in the rocks telling you which co-ordinate is which?

I mean...maybe I'm seeing things, but suddenly my first screenshot has a Y in it upside down.
(that is, view it from the direction of the nearby statue)
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Old 2011-01-14, 07:09
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It's just your brain trying to find a pattern... like when you listen to Stairway to Heaven backwards and distinguish very little, but when you know what you're supposed to hear it suddenly seems very clear. Saw that in a TED speech by Michael Shermer Anyway, if we were supposed to see a letter or number it would be much clearer IMO.
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Old 2011-01-17, 13:45
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Hi guys!

Actually, DarkFlame is right, there are coordinates in the rocks.

But it seems that due to a nasty sand storm, some of those rocks got covered.

Thanks for discovering this, we will be sending out the THI crew to clear the site for you guys.

In the mean while, you can find the coordinates here :
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x: 1153, Y: 1734


Have fun figuring out the rest

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Old 2011-01-17, 15:30
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Well that's weird
Thanks for posting anyway, will continue the quest shortly
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Old 2011-01-18, 11:47
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Hi guys!

The THI crew did a great job clearing the site - now the rocks are visible and usable! You should give it a try and be able to complete that quest.

Thanks for helping us avoiding sand storms coming our way!

Good hunting guys and have a great week!

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Old 2011-01-18, 13:57
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hehe, thanks for the help, got the quest done, was quite a nice one too!
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