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Old 10-31-2008, 12:08 AM   #1
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Default ***** Mystery Subsim Challenge 2008; Rules and Strategies *****

Got some Christmas goodies to give away, we are running the Mystery Subsim Challenge once again. The MS contest first came along in 2000, so it's been a while and a lot of folks here have changed!

How it works: Every day or so a Mystery Subsim image will appear in this forum. It will be stickied until it is solved, then it will be unstickied and after a day or so, the new one will appear.

Rules: Simple, you must guess what subsim or naval game the image comes from. And be the first to post it in that thread.

It may be an old subsim or naval game. It may be recent. It may be a shareware game, board game, a future game, or even a game that was never released. Each MS screen will be a different game until we hit MS#50. Then it is possible some screens will be from games that have been previously featured.

If you guess incorrectly, you use up one of your guesses. If you have three wrong guesses in the contest, you must sit out the rest of the game. Every member gets three wrong guesses FOR THE WHOLE CONTEST.

If you guess correctly, your name is added to the prize pool. You can have as many correct guesses as you can manage, they do not count against your three guess limit. If you reach five correct guesses in the contest, you are considered an Ace and will get a bonus entry into the prize pool.

You cannot EDIT your post in this contest. Any posts that have the edit or delete tag will be counted as wrong guesses, regardless of the accuracy of the guess. Do NOT edit or delete any posts in a MS thread. Does not matter what the edited content says, any "Edited by ..." or deletion and a wrong guess is registered.

Also, you must be a member with a join date on or before OCT. 31, 2008 to participate. Any members found using multiple forum accounts or starting a new forum account to play will be removed from the contest and the forum.

At the end of the contest period (end of December, before Christmas), 10 lucky names will be drawn from the pool to win glorious prizes. Subsim mugs, submarine books, mousepads, and calenders.

Some things to consider in playing this game (strategies)
  • Being first wins the round, but if you are not sure, be careful not to waste a guess.
  • The initial Mystery Subsim image may be a fragment of a screenshot. If no one guesses correctly after a few hours, the image will be expanded. So as you can see, waiting to get a good picture makes it easier to guess correctly, but the pressure is on.
  • If a MS image is up and several people have guessed, be careful not to make a duplicate guess. The first correct guess wins, incorrect guesses before and after the one first correct guess count against your 3 wrong guess limit.
  • If no one guesses correctly, the image will be expanded, this could happen a couple times a day. Be paitent, do your research, and strike when you know you are right, but don't dally.
Example:
Mystery Subsim #1


Jimmy Thresh: Das Boot!
Big snarky: Destroyer Command!
Pam: Pt-109!

All wrong, now Jimmy, Snarky, and Pam have only 2 more wrong guesses left before they are out of the game.

Mystery Subsim #1 expanded


Akula Camper: Save the Bismark game, board game!
Pam: Hunter sub!
Clint: Sh3

All wrong, Akula and Clint have only 2 more wrong guesses left before they are out of the game. Pam can only guess wrong one more time before she has to sit out the game.

Mystery Subsim #1 expanded again


Big snarky: Harpoon 97!
Johnny Test Depth: Akula Red Hunter
Pam: Jane's 688

Snarky is correct, he wins this round, his name goes in the pool. He still has two wrong guesses left. Johnny Test Depth used a wrong guess, he has two left. Pam has guessed wrong the maximum three times, she can no longer participate in the Mystery Subsim Challenge.

... time passes, a day perhaps, then... a new thread in the Sub & Naval Discussions: News, Books, Films, and Models forum



The contest has begun!

Questions?

Good hunting!
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Mystery Subsim winners
The following people have won a Mystery Subsim challenge and have had their name added to the prize pool.

11/1 MS#1 - Mikekiller16 - Sub Battle
11/1 MS#2 - Fincuan - Wolfpack
11/1 MS#3 - Nisgeis - 688 Attack Sub
11/1 MS#4 - Mookie - Silent Service II
11/2 MS#5 - Contact - Steel Tide
11/2 MS#6 - To be - Destroyer Command
11/3 MS#7 - Fincuan - Enigma: Rising Tide
11/3 MS#8 - Molon Labe - Sub Command
11/4 MS#9 - Subnuts - Grey Wolf: Hunter of the North Atlantic
11/4 MS#10 - Subnuts - Iron Wolves
11/5 MS#11 - Danlissa - Navy Ops Warship Gunner
11/5 MS#12 - Fincuan - Silent Hunter II
11/6 MS#13 - gandalf71 - Pacific Aces
11/6 MS#14 -gandalf71 - Fighting Steel
11/6 MS#15 - SandyCaesar - Ship Hunt
11/7 MS#16 - Fincuan - Lost Admiral Returns
11/7 MS#17 - Subnuts - Danger from the Deep
11/8 MS#18 - D'biter - Tom Clancy's SSN
11/8 MS#19 - Subnuts - Salvo!
11/9 MS#20 - Subnuts - Command Aces of the Deep
11/9 MS#21 - MBot - Fast Attack
11/10 MS#22 - Subnuts - Silent Steel
11/10 MS#23 - Subnuts - Pacific Storm
11/11 MS#24 - Bort - Silent Hunter
11/11 MS#25 - ekempey - Dangerous Waters
11/11 MS#26 - Subnuts - Raging Thunder
11/12 MS#27 - Fincuan - Sea Dragon
11/12 MS#28 - Subnuts - Harpoon 4
11/13 MS#29 - Fincuan - SSN-21 Seawolf
11/13 MS#30 - Dowly - Akula: Red Hunter
11/14 MS#31 - Mikhayl - Das Boot
11/14 MS#32 - Subnuts - Battleship Chess
11/15 MS#33 - Subnuts - Battlestations: Pacific
11/16 MS#34 - Subnuts - Gato
11/16 MS#35 - Subnuts - Silent Hunter III
11/17 MS#36 - Hunter ICX - Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales
11/17 MS#37 - Seeadler - Deep Six
11/17 MS#38 - Raptor1 - Shells of Fury
11/18 MS#39 - Flakchak - Red Storm Rising
11/18 MS#40 - Sonarman - Up Periscope!
11/18 MS#41 -Sonarman - Drumbeat
11/18 MS#42 - VonDos - Silent Hunter 4
11/19 MS#43 - Sonarman - Navy Field
11/19 MS#44 - Sonarman - Hunt for Red October
11/19 MS#45 - roman2440 - Submarine Commander
11/20 MS#46 - Subnuts - Sub Chase
11/20 MS#47 - Fincuan - Battleship: Fleet Command
11/20 MS#48 - Subnuts - Carriers at War
11/21 MS#49 - Sonarman - Jane's Fleet Command
11/21 MS#50 - Rilder - Ship Simulator 2008
11/22 MS#51 - Ironclads - Schultzy
11/22 MS#52 - Subnuts - Jane's 688(I) Hunter/Killer
11/23 MS#53 - HunterICX - Irons Coffins
11/24 MS#54 - Molon Labe - Radar Mission
11/24 MS#55 - Sonarman - USS John Young
11/25 MS#56 - Sonarman - Gunboat: River Combat Simulation
11/25 MS#57 - Sonarman - Destroyer
11/26 MS#58 - Marcantilan - Imperial U-Flotilla 1914-1918
11/26 MS#59 - Sonarman - Hunter Killer
11/26 MS#60 - robbierob2005 - City of Abandoned Ships
11/27 MS#61 - Fire - PT Boats: Knights of the Sea
11/28 MS#62 - lesrae - Bismarck
11/28 MS#63 - j_o_nn_y - Silent Service
11/29 MS#64 - Sonarman - Advanced Destroyer Simulator
11/29 MS#65 - Subnuts - SeaLance: The Bernuda Triangle
12/1 MS#66 - Sonarman - Battlestations: Midway
12/1 MS#67 - LobsterBoy - Silent War
12/2 MS#68 - Sonarman - Sid Meier's Pirates!
12/3 MS#69 - Syxx_Killer - Torpedo Alley
12/4 MS#70 - Sheppard - Codename: Iceman
12/6 MS#71 - Sonarman - Task Force 1942
12/6 MS#72 - Subnuts - Privateer's Bounty
12/7 MS#73 - Subnuts - Aces of the Deep
12/11 MS#74 - Mookie Mookie - Seawolf (Xype)
12/13 MS#75 - Sonarman - Midway Sea Raider
12/14 MS#76 - robbierob2005 - When Submarines Attack
16-Dec MS#77- j_o_nn_y Naval Battles
17-Dec MS#78 - Mookie Mookie - Great Naval Battles IV: Burning Steel
17-Dec MS#79 - Mookie Mookie - Sea Dogs
17-Dec MS#80 - Ramius Midway - Seawolf
19-Dec MS#81 - Sonarman - Sea Battle
19-Dec MS#82 - Captain Vlad - Indiana Jones & The Fate of Atlantis
20-Dec MS#83 Ramius - Attack Sub (board game)
21-Dec MS#84 Sonarman - Steel Horizon (PSP)
22-Dec MS#85 HunterICX - Distant Guns
22-Dec MS#86 robbierob2005 - Midway Submarine
23-Dec MS#87 robbierob2005 - Holland microsim
24-Dec MS#88 JanMichaelWallace - Submarine (board game)
27-Dec MS#89 Rilder - Pirates of the Burning Sea
27-Dec MS#90 Sonarman - Modern Naval Battles: WWII At Sea (Battlefront)
27-Dec MS#91 Sonarman - Depth Charge/Sub Hunter
28-Dec MS#92 Subnuts - Strike Fleet
28-Dec MS#93 Subnuts - Subwolves
29-Dec MS#94 Subnuts - Seafight
29-Dec MS#95 No winner - Sub Roc
31-Dec MS#96 Subnuts - Mike Hense's Red Oktober
31-Dec MS#97 A Very Super Market - Jutland
31-Dec MS#98 Sonarman - Virtual Sailor
31-Dec MS#99 XabbaRus - Global Conflict Blue
31-Dec MS#100 timbob - Neal's Subsim Original


Mystery Subsim Challenge Winner totals to date
Subnuts - 23 - Ace, IRON CROSS with oak leaves
Sonarman - 19 Ace, IRON CROSS
Fincuan - 7 - Ace

Mookie Mookie - 4
robbierob2005 - 4
HunterICX - 3
gandalf71 - 2
j_o_nn_y - 2
Molon Labe - 2
Ramius - 2
Rilder - 2
A Very Super Market - 1
Bort - 1
Captain Vlad - 1
Contact - 1
Danlissa - 1
D'biter 1
Dowly - 1
ekempey - 1
fire - 1
Flakchak - 1
JanMichaelWallace - 1
lesrae - 1
LobsterBoy - 1
Marcantilan - 1
Mbot - 1
Mikekiller16 - 1
Mikhayl - 1
Nisgeis - 1
No winner - 1
Raptor1 - 1
roman2440 - 1
SandyCaesar - 1
Schultzy - 1
Seeadler - 1
Sheppard - 1
Syxx_Killer - 1
timbob - 1
To be - 1
VonDos - 1
XabbaRus - 1









Wrong Guess Count
Dowly - 3 You are lost at sea, out of the contest, no more guesses for you.
FIREWALL - 3 You are lost at sea, out of the contest, no more guesses for you.
gandalf71 - 3 You are lost at sea, out of the contest, no more guesses for you.
kiwi_2005 - 3 You are lost at sea, out of the contest, no more guesses for you.
Marcantilan - 3 You are lost at sea, out of the contest, no more guesses for you.
Mikekiller16 - 3 You are lost at sea, out of the contest, no more guesses for you.
nikimcbee - 3 You are lost at sea, out of the contest, no more guesses for you.
Oberon - 3 You are lost at sea, out of the contest, no more guesses for you.
Raptor1 - 3 You are lost at sea, out of the contest, no more guesses for you.
Red Heat - 3 You are lost at sea, out of the contest, no more guesses for you.
Schultzy - 3 You are lost at sea, out of the contest, no more guesses for you.



Captain Vlad - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
Fincuan - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
Herr_Pete 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
Letum - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
Linton - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
Molon Labe - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
MR. Wood - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
Rhodes - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
rifleman13 - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
SmithN23 - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
Sonarman - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
SteamWake - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
SteveW1 - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)
Zachstar - 2 (one more wrong guess and you're out)


Buhring - 1
Chad - 1
danlisa - 1
Etienne - 1
FERdeBOER - 1
flareo - 1
Graf Paper - 1
Hitman - 1
HunterICX - 1
I-25 - 1
j_o_nn_y - 1
John Channing - 1
Kpt. Lehmann - 1
Lil' Subsim - 1
LobsterBoy - 1
Mikhayl - 1
mookiemookie - 1
NEON DEON - 1
Nikita - 1
pabbi - 1
Philipp_Thomsen - 1
Phoenix3000 1
Ramius - 1
RickC Sniper - 1
Rilder - 1
robbierob2005 - 1
rodan54 - 1
roman2440 - 1
SandyCaesar - 1
Stealth Hunter - 1
Subnuts - 1
The Enigma - 1
TLAM Strike - 1
VipertheSniper - 1
XabbaRus - 1




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Old 10-31-2008, 12:21 AM   #2
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It's a blue thingy :p :rotfl:
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Quote:
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It's a blue thingy :p :rotfl:
lol My mind was blank after seing that picture! had no idea!
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:02 AM   #4
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Let me guess...

....mmmh?!?


Shells of Fury

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Old 10-31-2008, 07:50 AM   #5
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Yeah, Shells of Fury is what i think to! I put it on just to make sure! im convinced it is lol
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1st is Horpoon 98

2nd is SOF
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:26 PM   #7
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Good practice, but this is not the first MS thread, just the rules and intro.

First MS thread will be posted in this forum, separately, soon. Like, any minute now
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:44 PM   #8
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It looks like Harpoon to me.
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I still think it was a BLUE thingy. :p :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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It is the original Harpoon!
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Ah.... one more time: that is just an example!!! Oh heck, I will be posting MS#1 now. Fire away! Mystery Subsim #1 is posted here.

Also, when the first MS is posted, remember: if you guess wrong, you lose one of your three guesses. Even if you guess after the person who guesses correctly.

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Old 11-01-2008, 04:52 AM   #12
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Hehe I like it, very interesting way to kill time waiting for GWX 3.0
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It's definitely Harpoon

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Will different screenshots from the same game repeatedly shown later ?
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:43 AM   #15
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Possibly but not until after MS#30
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