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Dropquest 2012!


---------------------------Dropquest 2012 Answer Guide-----------------------------
Chapter 1: 64529 38645 46637 24929 <- try one of these
Chapter 2: https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/crane
Chapter 3: SMUDGES
Chapter 4: SOMA
Chapter 5: MAD LIB
Chapter 6: https://www.dropbox.com/events?ns=false&n=0&d=3-21-2005 or
https://www.dropbox.com/events?ns=false&n=0&d=1-7-2003
Chapter 7: https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/LEADING
or https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/DEALING or
https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/aligned
Chapter 8: triumphant
Chapter 9: send invite to boxer@dropbox.com or savior@dropbox.com or
flash@dropbox.com from https://www.dropbox.com/referrals
Chapter 10: Mexico OR Argentina OR Korea
Chapter 11: SOUTHPOLE
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=======CHAPTER 1========>


46637 is working for me for chapter one! (by fnkr)
24929.txt variant also
38645 too
64529


"The future's an obnoxious place! Had to start some diagnostics on the computer to figure out
what parts we were missing." what's that? doesn't mean anything, not important... but what to
do next? thx



Where to put this damage report? (not in text file...) You don't need to put it anywhere. Follow
the instructions in the number.txt file you created. :P => thanks!


=======CHAPTER 2==========
Damage report:            <-- what to do with names ? how do you enter them in?


3 parts critically damaged:


- spectroscopic dielectric amplifier
- plasmonic hypercapacitor
- super-special, quantum, sapphire Dropbox core (55% intact)


Vehicle is still flight-ready.


To replace the core, please consult the engineering team staff directory
(http://www.dropbox.com/about) for further instructions.


1. Someone with six letters in their first name (including 2 capital letters).   ChenLi Wang - put
your knight here and start moving
2. Someone with an initial instead of their last name. Ramsey H
3. Someone who's a recruiter. Alison Davis
4. Someone who wears glasses. Naveen Agrawai
5. Someone who's next-door neighbors with an animal. Emily Zhao <--- how do we enter
these names? i also dont know how!! h3lp!!It`s not obligatory to write their names whats next?!
Help please!




Submit your password as dropbox.com/dropquest2012/password              <<<<----- where does this
line come from? how do you get there?


CRANE <---- pass - 1st variant of it, still ned 2nd.
<----------------------------------------------------------------


How DO WE CONTACT FOR GETTING THE URL ABOVE?
look at emily zhao's thing


Hm.. the URL doesn't work. :( You replace 'password ah thanks. :)


Password is: https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/crane
{"error": "Service unavailable, please re-issue request."} - < keep refreshing if you get this
ane (utzer in IRC) Capital worked fine, why change it?because i got the error below with caps
cheers ↑↑ you are welcome
gives {"error": "Service unavailable, please re-issue request."} to those who have different
conditions.
im also getting this error
stuck here also
same error along with
ErrorSomething went wrong. Don't worry, your files are still safe and the Dropboxers have
been notified. Check out our Help Center and forums for help, or head back to home.
s
Keep refreshing until it goes away!


Chapter 2: What's with the error?
Still have it, although I've got o


Press F5, dumbass don't call me a dumbass. it doesn't work Still not working... you are the
dumbass :)


{"error": "Service unavailable, please re-issue request."} (i think this error is meant) - how to
proceed then? dunno F5 (is correct keep refreshing) - after this password Chapter 1.txt
changed in folder captain logs to:
The future's an obnoxious place! Had to start some diagnostics on the computer to figure out
what parts we were missing. GUYS,
Still getting the error after 15 minutes of refreshing ._.; <------ same here


Cha
SMUDGES


Chapter 4
SOMA


Chapter 5
MAD LIB


Chapter 6
Invert your image, and then see which colors are still wrong. Input those month, day, and year
into this url: https:into this url//www.dropbox.com/events?ns=false&n=0&d=3-21-2005           -- by
invert, you mean what exactly? -open it in an image program (like pixelmator on the mac, or
photoshop or something else and invert the image) (on mac use ctr+alt+cmd+8)
three variants of it:
https://www.dropbox.com/events?ns=false&n=0&d=1-7-2003
https://www.dropbox.com/events?ns=false&n=0&d=3-21-2005
https://www.dropbox.com/events?ns=false&n=0&d=11-28-2001


Simply follow the link below, it will bring you
For ch 6. Invert your image, and then see which colors are still wrong. Input those month, day,
and year into this url: https:into this
url//www.dropbox.com/events?ns=false&n=0&d=3-21-2005             -- by invert, you mean what
exactly? -open it in an image program (like pixelmator on the mac, or photoshop or something
else and invert the image) (on mac use ctr+alt+cmd+8)
https://www.dropbox.com/events?ns=false&n=0&d=1-7-2003 - these aren;t working for me..?
NOT WORKING HEREDONT WORK HERE
Chapter 7


Can be either one:
https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/ALIGNED <-
thttps://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/ALIGNED
https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/LEADING
this is not working for me


Chapter 8


Hey there,
I can imagine this whole future thing is throwing you for a loop, but everything will start making
sense soon. There are people watching, so we have to speak in code. I know what parts you
need, and can point you to the first piece. Trust me on this one.
This is a clue that only someone from your time would understand.
https://www.dropbox.com/static/images/dropquest2012/mashup.png
miturilmuugalsugsuunlvufunccmit56
they are all universities, mit uri lmu uga lsu gsu unlv uf uncc mit
MIT URI LMU UGA LSU GSU UNLV UF UNCC MIT
silly costumes at universi
mascots -- ive been trying this.
triumphant beaver ram lion is the password<< not for me -- or meworked for me didnt work for
me <


MIT - Tim the Beaver
URI - Rhody the Ram
LMU - Iggy the Lion
UGA - Uga
LSU - Mike the Tiger
GSU - Pounce
UNLV - Hey Reb!
UF - A
UNCC -
MIT - Tim the Beaver


- gives {"error": "Service unavailable, please re-issue request."} again ='((<< dito << dito 2 <<
ditto3
^ REFRESH UNTIL IT WORKS. Servers overloaded



I think triumphant is the password, just the servers are down, like what happened with crane.
omg i hate the server! it's so laggy!! argh :@ maybe next ime they should ma - laggy!

Chapter 9
Well, it seems like we can trust our mysterious benefactor for now... we've got one plasmonic
hypercapacitor down, and a handful more parts to go. But there's no word from our helper on
where to head next. Luckily for us; it looks like we got an update back from our onboard
computer after putting the part in, so we've got ourselves a bit of a time extension. Let's check
out what's landed in our Dropquest folder. We may have to do a little bit of reordering of the
data to figure out what to do next though.



answer - send invite to boxer@dropbox.com or savior@dropbox.com or
flash@dropbox.com from https://www.dropbox.com/referrals


Chapter 10


Even after inviting our benefactor to Dropbox, we've still got no word from him. So after you
suggested we do some more exploring, we headed back into the city. It's kind of strange
seeing how some everyday places have evolved over time-- homes, businesses, and
supermarkets all look the same, just filled with things that neither of us recognized. But one
thing that I've noticed now that we're out here is that all the cars are gone. I don't see a single
vehicle at all. Does this mean that everyone drove away? Or maybe there's a smarter way to
travel (a mega carpool lane?).Sign out


While doing some more scouting, we came upon a museum that I used to go to all the time as
a kid. 40 years later, they have a featured exhibit on the 2010s. How convenient! While I don't
see any of the parts we need, the center of the exhibit has a strangely familiar locked box with
the following etched onto it.
https://www.dropbox.com/static/images/dropquest2012/l239nj4.png
https://www.dropbox.com/static/images/dropquest2012/23nm34k.png
https://www.dropbox.com/static/images/dropquest2012/9gf82ns.png




It is Argentina or Korea or Mexico!



                                         Chapter 11

As luck would have it, the box contained a spectroscopic dielectric amplifier (who keeps these
things laying around anyway?). Also, our benefactor (let's call him Benny) got back to us!


Hey, I've got directions to your next stop (and the last part you need), but you'll need to do a
little deciphering.
I've encoded this message using one of the early file encryption schemes that Drew Houston
and Arash Ferdowsi tried out before Dropbox was released. In this scheme, files are split into
equal-sized "blocks", and each block is encrypted with a different Caesar shift. The encryption
turned out to not be very secure, so you should be able to crack it!

            UEHVDQADRZWGJXFVFIWEJTWKSRBESAQADRZNXAOWGQTHP


Woah! I think that Benny means to say that our super-special, quantum, sapphire Dropbox
core is at our next stop.
length = 45 char, maybe 9x5. <- definitely 9x5, see below.



Here’s the cipher shifts (just not sure what to do with them)
UEHVDQADRZWGJXFVFIWEJTWKSRBESAQADRZNXAOWGQTHP
BLOCKXHKYGDNQEMCMPDLQADRZYILZHXHKYGUEHVDNXAOW (19/5)
     BLOCKHRUIQGQTHPUEHVDCMPDLBLOCKYILZHRBESA (22/4)
             BLOCKAKNBJOYBPXWGJXFVFIWESCFTBLVYMU (6/20)
                    BLOCKPZCQYXHKYGWGJXFTDGUCMWZNV (25/1)
                            BLOCKJTWKSISVJRFPSGOYILZH (15/11)
                                 BLOCKAKNBJXHKYGQADRZ (8/18)
                                        BLOCKYILZHRBESA (25/1)
                                               BLOCKUEHVD (23/3)
                                                      BLOCK (19/7)


I tried - nothing worked.
tried 542011118137 and 1922625158252319 - neither worked


For what?


-+




try SOUTHPOLE        works for me <- WORKS              -- works - worked.! Worked

how’d you get it? what’s southpole? <- hints here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_cipher
It might be lat/long coordinates



Chapter 12
We descended from the clouds into the harsh environment of the Antarctic. There
was ice as far as the eye could see, and we managed to fly by a few penguins on
our way in. Benny's directions led us straight to an empty patch of ice that was
eerily silent. In the middle of the clearing atop a stone pedestal was the
super-special quantum, sapphire Dropbox core! What was odd was that it seemed
like it was tampered with a bit, and there were fresh footprints in the snow. I didn't
give it much thought because the core was there, so I inserted it into the time
machine and it seemed to fire up just fine. Time to head home! Our journey is at
long last at its end. Peace out, future!

P.S. I've been keeping a captain's log of our trip in case you ever want to revisit
each step we've taken!

What do you do here??

“Something has gone wrong... but luckily I was so excited that I forgot
to bring you along as my passenger! Can you set the tracer log (this file)
back to the last time we met? I'm counting on you... you're my only
hope!”Turns out the core was tainted. Luckily, having a buddy does wonders.
I was plunged into a place between the fabric of time and space. The time
machine's communication gadget knows no bounds, and without it, I'd be
trapped in limbo and we'd never get down to the heart of this mystery.
So I sense some foul play. I have a feeling that Benny is trying to foil
our plans to return home, but why would he? Why would someone plant a
counterfeit super-special, quantum, sapphire Dropbox core in a place we'd
find so easily? I think something's definitely fishy here, and I think
it's on us to get to the bottom of it all.


I checked back in with the engineering team by examining our core's
reference guide for a shield from an old video game. It's our only link
to the past.
Here it is:
Turns out the core was tainted. Luckily, having a buddy does wonders. I
was plunged into a place between the fabric of time and space. The time
machine's communication gadget knows no bounds, and without it, I'd be
trapped in limbo and we'd never get down to the heart of this mystery.
So I sense some foul play. I have a feeling that Benny is trying to foil
our plans to return home, but why would he? Why would someone plant a
counterfeit super-special, quantum, sapphire Dropbox core in a place we'd
find so easily? I think something's definitely fishy here, and I think
it's on us to get to the bottom of it all.


I checked back in with the engineering team by examining our core's
reference guide for a shield from an old video game. It's our only link
to the past.
Something has gone wrong... but luckily I was so excited that I forgot
to bring you along as my passenger! Can you set the tracer log (this file)
back to the last time we met? I'm counting on you... you're my only
hope!Check the Ch. 12 file. It reads




core reference guide??


see: https://www.dropbox.com/help (shield is from zelda)



click the shield (   Security and Privacy)



Shield? - and after that?



YOU NEED TO SET THE CHAPTER 12.TXT FILE BACK FIRST

TO PREVIOUS VERSION


and? - click shield in help section. <- if all is working well, shield
should         redirect       to       something        like         that:
https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2012/chapter14?h=7d46c1770746572e




Chapter 14
f


Ooh sudoku? I’m good at this. Do we solve it or what??
where did you get that?
Good question where is the sudoku puzzle from?


http://www.google.com/goggles/a/sudoku?original=000270600500008004060009
500000700001780090042300006000008100050600900003004023000&solved=
1492756385736189248623495174957328617865913423214867952381674596
17954283954823176&solutionOnly=y




how do we use the solution? <- My guess: use number in the low-center of
each part of the sudoku /// Where should i use it?
Where’d you get the sudoku from?



Chapter 15
Upon solving the mystery of the ruins, giant stone walls moved aside to
reveal... my time machine?? No, wait. It's slightly different... more
refined. The parts seem a bit more sophisticated. Just then, a message
pops up on our computer. It's from Benny.
If you're receiving this message, then something has gone wrong. Let me
be upfront with you, because this means we are probably running out of
time.


I am you.


Well, a future version of the past you, to be exact. The only reason your
timeline is a bit different (and the reason why you're in this predicament)
is because the super-special, quantum sapphire Dropbox core is actually
brought back to your time from the future, my time. The truth is, I made
the time machine several years back (2038), but evil men who hoped to use
the power of the Dropbox core to alter the events of history were after
my research. Rather than forfeit the core to them, I used my own time machine
to land in 2006 to leave the core in your care. Without the core, I lived
only as an observer and watched as you built your very own time machine.
I didn't think you'd be dumb enough to hop into the future though ;).


Without the Dropbox core, the world went all sorts of crazy. There was
a huge cataclysmic event in the 2050s which I luckily survived.    Meanwhile,
I figured that you would probably hop to the future totally unprepared (the
altered ionosphere is actually what caused your crash landing). But you'll be
able to return home. Using parts from my own time machine, I planted the
critical parts you need across the world, and set in motion a program to make
sure you were guided there every step of the way. I don't have enough raw
materials to complete another Dropbox core; but if you add my pieces to your
pieces, you should have enough to get going.

But the reason you were led here is because the core I planted was moved.
Evil men exist in all timelines, and they're probably going to use the core again
for nefarious means. I have a script that can help us track down the core
though, but we need to move quickly. Share a folder with me
(boxer@dropbox.com) and we'll get moving.

Create a new folder in Dropquest and share to that email. You’ll get 8
txt files. 1-7 and notes.txt

				
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