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  • Timecrest Master Trivia: How many teleport orbs can we use in a single run?

    Hello Timecresters! For those of you not familiar with them, Master Trivia questions test your knowledge of the story inside and out, with the reward going to the player who answered the question correctly and supplied justification for their answer. This question is one I've been wanting to ask for several months now, and it's a tough one. What is the precise amount of teleport orbs we can use in one run, and justify your answer completely. The first person to provide the correct amount and how you got to that answer will receive our grand prize of 500 Time Crystals. Each user gets three tries to answer this question, so choose wisely. We enforce an honor system about creating duplicate accounts to work around this limit, and thank you in advance for playing fair. So everyone, get ready to test your Timecrest knowledge, and without further ado, fire away!
    Last edited by Ben; 07-02-2018, 01:30 PM.

  • #2
    Using the number of void crystals I have over one completed play through, and 1 almost complete one on chapter 5, I have 38 crystals, and combined 17 of them, or turned into essence. Adding that together, I got 55.
    then I took into account that I have only gotten to the end of the door once, and the fact that the whole memory Oracle thing only come into play after the first time you get past chapter 5 (somewhere after that can’t remember specifically) . With that knowledge, I decided that the half play through would add up to about one whole play through, and then I added that hypothetical play through and my full play through together, and got two runs. So I divided the 55 hypothetical orbs and got 27.5 orbs per play through. Rounded up, 28 orbs.

    Tl;dr
    i got 28 teleport orbs by mathing.

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    • Ben
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      Excellent deduction, and congratulations on completing your first run! And good mathing as well 🙂 Unfortunately, that is incorrect, but my compliments on your logic and the detailed steps that you took to arrive at your conclusion.

  • #3
    So do you mean all possible uses of teleport orbs, or just one path?

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    • Ben
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      The maximum amount of teleport orbs that can be used in a single run from Chapter 1 to Chapter 10, e.g. if you chose to use a teleport orb whenever you are offered to do so, how many Void Crystals will you be left with at the end of Chapter 10?

  • #4
    Gotcha thanks

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    • #5
      I’m going to take a guess at 50 teleport orbs

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      • Ben
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        Not quite! But good guess!

    • #6
      By no means more than a random guess I'm going to go with 85

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      • #7
        Ummmmm....... is this referring to the total number of chances we are given to use one? or the amount used without missing any extra info in the scenes?

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        • Ben
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          If you used a teleport orb at every opportunity

      • #8
        It's been nearly a year, but I want to try answering this...
        I'm going to out on a limb here... and say that the answer is "infinite". Let me explain.

        In Chapter 4, Ash returns to their own time after the events of Chapter 3. A little talking with Ash afterward allows us the option to "Find Riley", and choosing this allows us the option to teleport to Aion. The options after that lead Ash to investigate a glow from the hallway, which is the huge pillar room where Riley is chained. All the options after this lead to Ash's death, at which point, we have to "Turn back time" in order to continue. This brings us back to the beginning of Chapter 4, where we're able to repeat these options over and over again in a loop.

        Now, in this loop, we always use a Teleport Orb in order to reach Aion. And if we repeat these options/events over and over again, we are essentially using a Teleport Orb over and over again. Now to explain a bit further about why the answer would need to be "infinite"...
        In order to finish the run, we have to stop the loop eventually to reach Chapter 10--so we can use a variable "x" to stand for the amount of Teleport Orbs we use in this particular run to finish that point. BUT, because of this... there's always the option for someone to use "x+1" amount of Teleport Orbs, or "x+2", or even "x+x" before they finish the run (depending on their patience of course). Which brings me to my answer.

        I'm pretty sure this answer can be debunked easily, since I haven't the time/patience to actually try this theory out (I've only repeated the loop like 4 times, and I also don't have enough gold to keep purchasing Teleport Orbs). It can also be refuted if we define "a single run" as a route in which Ash doesn't die leading up to the door. Either way, I just wanted to throw this answer out there.

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        • #9
          Well, it looks like there is only one thing wrong with your theory, Raexa. Its ability to be debunked. It's been quite a long time, and I wasn't even certain that someone would solve this riddle, but you did, successfully, with the correct justification. Not to mention that the scene and path to the place in the story where you are able to achieve infinite usage, and the exceptional proof that you provided from a logic and mathematical perspective. You hit every point, with the correct answer. Indeed, the amount of Teleport Orbs you can use in a single run, Prologue to Chapter 10, is infinite. There is also one more scene that you can die in, but it's more conditional. If you wanted to kill Ash after using the maximum amount of teleport orbs in Chapter 4, you can actually use more, but the answer is the same, since the degree of infinity is not important in the question. So, as a fun fact that I've figured out to a tee since I've written this question, you can actually use five (I think) teleport orbs in one go of Chapter 4, killing Ash again to reset to the beginning of Chapter 4. If you did not upgrade Levitas/Gravitas to Levitas/Gravitas Magnus with the Dragon Rider in Chapter 3, and did visit Lyall in Chapter 3 , you can teleport to the first location after the "Find Riley" option, teleport to Aion, hide twice, teleport back to ground level, teleport to Lyall to see Ash's parents again, teleport to Valdor, find Janus, leave him without killing him, encounter the Hooded Man and Guildmaster Petora, fight them instead of run, and you will be killed , and can do it all over again. If you do this, you can also both kill and not kill Janus, but most efficiently, just go to Valdor, don't kill him, get killed, then go back and kill him . However, what I was looking for was infinity, and the difference between 5x and x in this case is irrelevant, but I digress. My deepest congratulations to Raexa, and I am still working on how many Time Crystals we can award you, but I will update you via PM and the forum post with an exact number. We'll also be back soon with a new Master Trivia question, and hope to see all of you again! And once more, congratulations to our newest and current Master Trivia Champion, Raexa!!!

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          • Raexa
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            Thank you!! I didn't think I would be getting a reply since it's been over a year. I also used up all my Time Crystals testing this theory, so I'm looking forward to it!

        • #10
          Raexa, authorization just came in from up high. Your reward for such a great solution is 1,500 Time Crystals!!! I'll PM you with the secret code and how to redeem it. Congratulations one last time for being a true Master!!!

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