Monday, February 18, 2008

Calm Before the Storm update

Zack Black has given us a few more riddles, and clues to the coming news, here are the snippets:

While SHFF has been busy hunting pests, I have not been idle. I decided to try a different approach to perhaps bring the rats out of hiding. After much pondering, I recalled a trick a friend of mine showed me once, when he helped the townspeople of Hamelin. (Rat)

"It's called playing us a merry tune and having us follow along hypnotised. So as I said "
This is one possible interpretation. There is definitely another. (Rat) (Rat) (Rat)

"There are three of them following you now... Which way is the river?"
Lol. Ahem... Ah, but it is neither the river nor the rats that are of interest. I shall say no more, but rather hum quietly to myself as I read the posts.

So, again, take this how you will, and rack your brain for any possible solution to the riddles, and if you find anything, let me know with a comment!


Zack posted some more hints, along with a "hint.mp3"

"The Pied Piper? He's a pretty cool dude."
Very cool dude. We used to jam together back in the day. (rat)(rat)(rat)(rat)(rat)

"Every one of his posts refers to music. Even when he says he'll hum quietly"
(Whispers nonchalantly and stares at the ceiling...)

"Looking at the file info, it was encoded with Amadeus II, which is my audio editor of choice"

Methinks there will be much amusement over the riddles and secrets in RTDC. ;)

"Maybe Zack Black's so frustrated with the delays and not being able to say anything that he's done slightly mad and this is how he's venting."
This would seem to make the most sense since I did use A(mad)ues to encode the music.

In the end, it looks as though Zack Black has added music, though we don't have a confirmation at this point.

1 comment:

Don said...

I think he would really like to get all the bugs...err rats out, and be done with it... If it were only so easy as the pide piper made it seem.

He's been working so hard for so many years, I'm sure he will be the happiest of all of us, once it ships.

BTW- I'm waiting for this game for my mother, who became addicted to this game 10 years ago. She's 78 so I'm, (we're) really hoping it won't be another 5 years before it ships. Of course I'm also a fan, so they will have two sales here.

Don C