Hey, the giveaways have ended, so it's safe to give the solution to the super difficult ultra-puzzle...

Well, perhaps it's not quite that difficult. Actually it's so not difficult I can quote the solution verbatim from the puzzle guide:

IMGUR DESCRIPTION - when puzzle maker is posting image from IMGUR (or other image sharing hosting) he may sometimes hide some info in page description for the file, but post link to img file otself, not to this page. In imgur it's quite easy to get to the page itself. you just have to delete .jpg from the link. If you're seeing image posted on ITH or other pages different than SG forum instead of link you will see image itself - in such a case right click image and choose "Show Image" - it will lead you to the site it's hosted on, and then proceed normally. As a practice try to find a HIDDEN TEXT in this image original page :>

So, umm, in case it's still too many words for you to bother with, you take "http://i.imgur.com/hIweFqs.jpg" and remove the ".jpg" part, leaving "http://i.imgur.com/hIweFqs" ... Umm...

Visiting the super difficult ultra-solution would reveal:

Y 2 s T C

See? What a difficult puzzle!

Hopefully you know what to do with Y 2 s T C. :) If not, you're probably browsing the wrong forum category... :)

Thank you for all the interesting messages, and congratulations to the winners! :) Better luck next time! :)


Original message:

No way! Bloodlines 2!! Hooray!!! :)

Are you excited too? No? Well, you're in the wrong puzzle then, so would you kindly get lost? :) Thank you! :) Mostly kidding... :)


Ok, now that's out of the way, woohoo! :) Did you wishlist it already? Or maybe already preordered it? Yeah, me too. Couldn't help myself.

Well, for everyone else... Unless this disappears from Steam before next Saturday, one lucky person is going to win a copy. Maybe you!

Ehh, probably not. I mean, you would have to solve a super difficult ultra-puzzle, and ain't nobody got time for that. Oh well. At least there's a consolation giveaway for the lazy people!

Also, by popular demand, some distracting but completely irrelevant leftover Steam keys masquerading as a puzzle hint!

And finally, some Neil Young lyrics that have nothing to do with this game. Couldn't think of any Smiths songs, sorry.

CONSOLATION GIVEAWAY!!!!

PUZZLE GUIDE!!!!!

Good luck! :)

Oh, I just remembered, I might be slow commenting due to trying Sekiro, assuming I remember to play it this weekend... Don't worry, I'll be back whenever with inane replies for everyone... :)


Hey hey, my my
Rock and roll can never die

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Random Steam Bloodlines games, pick one! For no reason, just seemed fun. And don't worry, I'm not giving away one of those non-vampirey games to troll you. Didn't think of it... Oh well. :)

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Bloodlines of Prima
Day of the Dead: Bloodline
Sister’s Secrecy: Arcanum Bloodlines - Premium Edition
The Secret Order 6: Bloodline
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Vampire: The Masquerade® - Bloodlines™ 2
Witch The Bloodlines

I love the original Bloodlines and am looking forward to another one. Of course, some of the original devs (e.g. Leonard Boyarsky) are now at Obsidian and working on the Outer Worlds. I don't know who Hardsuit Labs are, hopefully they live up to the original game.

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Reading https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/03/22/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-preview/ made me think it's going to turn out ok. But anything can happen in a year... :) Or two... :)

Thank you! :)

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someone said he wanted a comment
so .. have a bump :D

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Thank you too! :)

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bump or something :P

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Thank you! :)

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Cute, don't suppose there's any cute little vampires in this thing, though... :)

Thank you! :)

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dɯnq ɐɹʇln ʇlnɔᴉɟɟᴉp ɹǝdns

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Show-off! :)

Thank you! :)

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Waddayaknow, I was able to redeem some keys! Thank you. Now I should take a look at puzzle too...

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Hmm... Maybe taking a screenshot of the keys chased away all those silent bot feeding clowns... :)

Come back, clowns! I'll put the keys in a nice text file for you! :)

Thank you! :)

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Oh, don't worry, bot feeding clowns are here. After all, I'm one of them)

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Aha, in that case hopefully you got some with trading cards... :)

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Yep, I got cards. They'll invest in future purchases of decent games, I promise!

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I doubt you're getting more than 1 cent per card from these keys, it's leftovers after all... :)

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As a man who bought Divinity Original Sin 2 (two copies!) for the money from trading cards, I can ensure you that every cent matters.

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Maybe I should have done that with all my stupid cards, instead of making badges... :) Guess that ship has sailed... :(

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Oof, now that's a puzzle.

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Well, sorta. Barely. You'll see... :)

Thank you! :)

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WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? wait... who the hell are Hardsuit Labs.

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Were you hoping for Troika to develop from beyond the grave?

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i was hoping Obsidian :(

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If it's any consolation, they've got Brian Mitsoda (writer and designer of the original Bloodlines) as the narrative lead. In his own words, "This is the sequel you have been waiting for. It is going to be Bloodlines, as you remember it. But better."

They also have Chris Avellone (formerly of Obsidian) and Rik Schaffer, the composer for Bloodlines.

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I dunno, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt... :) Hopefully it's not being outsorced to Elbonia... :)

Thank you! :)

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Master requires a bump, a bump is given.

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Thank you! :) You know, he looks creepy enough to be in this game... :)

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Poor Smeagol all he wants is his precious, he's pretty harmless otherwise.

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Well, I guess he's just like Hobbit Judas or something, the story wouldn't end well if he didn't do his part... :)

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That was a nice puzzle! Thanks!
Also, because i want to play the first one at some point would anyone care to help me with which mods i should use to be enjoyable after all these years?

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Ahhh, I haven't finished a playthrough in a while, probably better if someone else tries to answer that question... :) I know there are a lot of mods out there, aside from the base unofficial blabla whatever it's called, but I dunno any specifics...

Thank you! :)

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Nosferatu rulez! 😀

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I wonder if any of that multiple-playthrough fun will be in the new game... Hope so! :)

Good luck! :)

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I thought Slayer is disbanding!

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Farewell tour still going on? Probably still going when this game is released... :)

Thank you! :)

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Bumperino!

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Thank you! :)

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Aha, you're right... :) Thank you! :)

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I. Give. Bumps.

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Thank you! :)

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bump

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Thank you! :)

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Or I just stupid or I'll take a brake xD
Thank you for giveaways

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Probably not stupid, this puzzle is pretty stupid though... :)

Thank you too! :)

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bump or whatever

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Thank you! :)

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= F | A | N | T | A | S | T | I | C | O =

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As puzzles go this one is pretty easy... :) Thank you! :)

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I'm just really bad at figuring out the puzzles on the forum. And no, Thank you~<3
I've not played the 1st Vampire Masquerade. I passed the generation of RPGs as 3D graphics like Mount & Blade caused me headaches and nauseous if I played it for extended hours so I've never liked RPGs. Witcher changed my point of view about RPGs been collecting RPGs since. I've heard alot and watched some streams for Vampire Masquerade.

The recent RE:2 remake really peaked the interest in remakes though this is the sequel. Looking forward however also worry about Paradox pushing DLCs, higher base price and max 75% discount. Still hopefully the title will not disappoint the fans on release. :D

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Yeah, I'm afraid that somehow Paradox will stink it up with 50 DLC... :) Maybe we can spend the next five years buying and re-buying the game, for $500 or so... :)

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bump for hard puzzle.

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Thank you! :)

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XD

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bump

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Thank you! :)

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number of entries is quite disappointing xD Bump for visibility!

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Lots of people voting, but maybe the puzzle is too tricky... :) Oh well... :)

Thank you! :)

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Bumpity Bump :D

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Thank you! :)

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bumpy

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Thank you! :)

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Thanks for another super difficult puzzle fiftykyu!

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Thank you! :)

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