Inventory Full had a really great post on quests in EQ2 and GW2 A Quest By Any Other Name. This got me thinking that I really love questing, and that some games have really excellent quest writing and some are just sort of put out by the Quest-A-Matic Machine.
If I were a serious, analytical person (which I ought to be, but dang, it just isn’t me) I could write a nice post about, at the very least—my favorite quests or something. But no. I’m a buffoon from Buffoonville.
Instead, as I was working on a post on my other blog, making the first line of a book into a Cryptogram, something I used to do regularly, I thought BOINK! I can make Cryptograms from quest text in games I play.
Not only do you, the unsuspecting reader, get to try to solve the Cryptogram, but you get to try to guess what game the quest is from. OMG. Laff riot!
I’m a bit stressed, and this is the sort of thing that happens when I’m under duress. Not pretty. I’m only drinking ice water, fyi.
Let’s do this!
To get started, write out the alphabet on a piece of paper and look for recurring letters in the quest text below, then make educated guesses as to what the words might be. The words will soon form intriguing sentences.
The Answer will be posted Tuesday November 22.
UZBKRNRE HK UBX VTR XDBKRE UBX KBDJHCQ BSTYK, B LBC IBDDRW SRBYLTCK XRRLX KT ZBNR HK HC ZHX ATXXRXXHTC. ZR XKHDDRW KZR XTCQ BCW LTNRW KZR LGXKREHTYX HKRL KT B XBMRE ADBIR, SYK ZR IBC’K YXR HK GRK. ZR IBDDRW HK B JRG, SYK ZR ZBX GRK KT DTIBKR KZR DTIJ, BCW ZR IYEXRW KZR HDDYLHCBKH BCW KZRHE DBSGEHCKZX.