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Pumpkin
08-06-2013, 06:00 AM
http://img-s3-01.mytextgraphics.com/sparklee/2013/08/06/10e12cdb5c5d960bebf6ccbb4e16e660.gif

Alright, we're almost ready to get started! First, let's go over the rules and how this is going to work:


http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/d/diamond-3286.gif There will be 12 rounds (more if there is good enough participation and I receive late picture entries).

http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/d/diamond-3286.gif Each round, I will post up a picture of a certain location. You try to guess the location.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2234/diamondfordates.gif Try to guess the town and where it is. Example: Ottawa, Ontario. Or Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. You don't need to be more specific than that.

http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/d/diamond-3286.gif You will be given points equal to the distance of your guess from the actual location.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2234/diamondfordates.gif This is like golf: the lower your score, the better.

http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/d/diamond-3286.gif In the interest of not having this take forever, participants will have 48 hours from the time I post up the picture to guess.

http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/d/diamond-3286.gif You can edit your post to change your answer, but do it before I see it. The first answer I see by you is the answer I'm scoring.

http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/d/diamond-3286.gif Once all of the guesses have been submitted, your scores will be given, and the next round will be posted. The sooner everyone answers, the sooner the next round will begin.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2234/diamondfordates.gif If you miss the 48 hour deadline twice in a row, you will have 24 hours to submit a guess.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2234/diamondfordates.gif If you miss the deadline 3 times in a row, you will be disqualified.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2234/diamondfordates.gif If you don't want to continue playing, let me know, and I will disqualify you. That way, the other players won't have to wait around for nothing.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2234/diamondfordates.gif For each missed round, you will be penalized points equal to the highest scoring guess (the worst guess) + 250. Remember, points are bad.

You will also be penalized if:

http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy232/PixKaruumi/Pixels/th_thed388096.gif You join late. If you decide that you want to participate and you didn't sign up, you will be given a score of + 250 for every missed round. This is to be fair to those who took advantage of the sign up phase.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2234/diamondfordates.gif Late entries will not be accepted past round 3.

http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy232/PixKaruumi/Pixels/th_thed388096.gif You guess the location of photos you submitted correctly. In the spirit of play, you can submit a wrong answer to throw off the competition. If you correctly guess your own location it will result in a penalty of +100 000 points.


http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/d/diamond-3286.gif This post will be updated with a scoreboard going from best score (lowest amount of points) to worst score (highest amount of points).

http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/d/diamond-3286.gifHAVE FUN!!!!


*If you would rather submit answers via PM fee free.

ROUND ONE INCOMING IN 3, 2, 1,


Scoreboard:

Endless - 0
Denmark - 72
sharkythesharkdogg - 990
Yerushalmi - 2405
Inferno - 5857
Pantz - 9611
Formalhaut - 13959
Raistlin - 20290
Cim - 20354
Vivi22 - 21927

Pumpkin
08-06-2013, 06:00 AM
Round One

This should be an easy one to start off with

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/H1.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/H9.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/H2.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/H7.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/H3.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/H4.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/H5.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/H8.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/H6.jpg

Start guessing!

CimminyCricket
08-06-2013, 06:05 AM
I HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO GUESS BUT I LOVE THE GEMS YOU USED THEY'RE SO PRETTY.

Also, the attachments aren't working for me :C

Pumpkin
08-06-2013, 06:08 AM
Thank you :3

Denmark
08-06-2013, 06:18 AM
yeah, attachments aren't working for me either. fix them before the morning so I have something to do at work tomorrow! :D

Pumpkin
08-06-2013, 06:18 AM
Pics fixed :3

Formalhaut
08-06-2013, 06:29 AM
45728

I'm going to take a wild stab and say "The Internet".

For some reason, the photos aren't photoing!

Pumpkin
08-06-2013, 06:30 AM
OKAY LET ME TRY AGAIN

geez louise

Formalhaut
08-06-2013, 06:31 AM
OKAY LET ME TRY AGAIN

geez louise

Louisiana? Sorry, completely wrong! You were way off with that one :p Only kidding, I hope you get the photos fixed Shion.

Pumpkin
08-06-2013, 06:35 AM
Does it work now?

Formalhaut
08-06-2013, 06:37 AM
The Photatoes are now working Shion, brilliant!

Pumpkin
08-06-2013, 06:39 AM
GOOD! Now I know what to do for next time xD

INSERT GUESSES HERE

Yerushalmi
08-06-2013, 06:41 AM
What, right here in the thread in full view of the public?

Pumpkin
08-06-2013, 06:42 AM
Yes. It's not like you're stripping :P

If you would rather send it via PM, you can.

Yerushalmi
08-06-2013, 06:43 AM
I feel so dirty....

Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Spoilering just in case anyone's answer is influenced ~ Vivi22

Ace Protorney
08-06-2013, 06:43 AM
Can I play even though I haven't signed up?

Pumpkin
08-06-2013, 06:45 AM
If you read the rules, I accept late entries until round 3.

You get a point penalty for this round, though.

Ace Protorney
08-06-2013, 07:25 AM
I'm probably going to be way off, but I'm taking a guess of Atlantic City, NJ, USA, because of the bottom two pictures. Also accept that penalty for signing up late, meh. :P

Inferno
08-06-2013, 04:33 PM
Missed the signup too, anyway, I'll go with Bournemouth, UK

Denmark
08-06-2013, 04:38 PM
people should really be spoilering their answers.

BOURNEMOUTH, UK.

Pumpkin
08-06-2013, 05:41 PM
Only 4 guesses so far. Come on guys!

Endless
08-06-2013, 06:31 PM
Bournemouth, UK.


I think starting from round 2, we should submit via PM and keep that round's thread for taunting/gloating/helping, otherwise it encourages waiting for the last minute to submit after double-checking others' entries to find the best guess.

Formalhaut
08-06-2013, 06:35 PM
I think starting from round 2, we should submit via PM and keep that round's thread for taunting/gloating/helping, otherwise it encourages waiting for the last minute to submit after double-checking others' entries to find the best guess.

Helping? Who would dare help the enemy!?

Either way, I've already sent in my answer to Shion via PM, because I knew such a thing would probably occur :p

Pumpkin
08-06-2013, 06:36 PM
You can submit via PM if you want. I think the spoilering your answers is a good idea, but if people want to take the answer of someone else and they're wrong, your answer would be wrong too.

This is actually an easy round. I randomized the order, but there's some coming up that people might not find so obvious and people would probably be much less confidence in their answers :greenie:

CimminyCricket
08-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Bournemouth UK bic

Yerushalmi
08-06-2013, 06:46 PM
If somebody intends on looking at the other submitted answers before submitting their own, spoilering won't stop them. And if they don't intend on doing it, there's no need to spoiler. It's PM or Public.

The Summoner of Leviathan
08-06-2013, 06:48 PM
Bournemouth, UK

Denmark
08-06-2013, 07:10 PM
i don't intend on cheating or looking at other people's answers before I answer, but when they're openly in the thread and inadvertently I see them, that's a different story. YOU SAW THEM. YOU CAN'T UNSEE THEM. that's the only reason I wanted them spoilered!

Slothy
08-06-2013, 08:47 PM
I wasn't really sure where exactly it was until my ability to read rep comments dropped a big hint by accident. To avoid feeling like I cheated though, I'll answer what I would have before:

London, England. I knew it isn't London, but fuck it. It's my go to random guess city.

sharkythesharkdogg
08-06-2013, 09:53 PM
Bournemouth, UK apparently! :monster:

Pumpkin
08-07-2013, 03:39 PM
TOMORROW MORNING

I am posting up the scores, the location, and beginning round 2!

Due to schedule, the guess time on this one is extended and you have about 23 hours left to guess if you haven't already.

Goldenboko
08-07-2013, 04:15 PM
Newport Wales. My post didn't go through before. Odd.

Pumpkin
08-08-2013, 02:22 PM
OKAY ROUND ONE IS OVER! The location was Bournemouth, UK, as many of you have guessed

Here are the scores for this round:
*The lower the score, the better.
*Late entrees received a 1000 point penalty.
*If you are signed up and didn't guess this round, you receive a score equal to the lowest scoring guess +1000 points.


Cim - 0
Denmark - 0
Endless - 0
Formalhuat - 0
sharkythesharkdogg - 0
The Summoner of Leviathan - 0
Yerushalmi - 0
Goldenboko - 77
Vivi22 - 94
Inferno 0+250 - 250
Agent Proto - 3484+1000=3734

If you missed this round you receive a score of 3734 + 1 strike


OP will be updated with scores each round.

Now that that's over with:

Round Two

Where am I?

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/G7.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/G6.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/G1.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/G3.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/G4.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/G5.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/G2.jpg

Start Guessing!

**You can submit guesses via PM, but if you would rather post in the thread, please spoiler your guess

Denmark
08-08-2013, 03:08 PM
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Inferno
08-08-2013, 03:23 PM
A thousand points just because I didn't sign up, you're a bit hard on us aren't you ?!

Edinburgh, Scotland

Pumpkin
08-08-2013, 03:26 PM
Okay due to some complaints, the point penalty will be reduced to 250 points.

Also, my apologies to Endless. I misunderstood your PM when you signed up xD

Yerushalmi
08-08-2013, 03:36 PM
I also propose that you only get the penalty in the first round you joined. In all other missed rounds (both for people who signed up late and people who miss around along the way) you should be equal to, not worse than, the lowest score.

Pumpkin
08-08-2013, 03:38 PM
Yeah they won't get the penalty anymore, don't worry.

But missed rounds will have the lowest score for the round to be fair to people who played.

sharkythesharkdogg
08-08-2013, 05:53 PM
Edinburgh, Scotland.

CimminyCricket
08-08-2013, 06:08 PM
Edinburough, Scotland

Formalhaut
08-08-2013, 06:17 PM
Damn, was mine THAT obvious. I thought most towns had a big balloon?

Oh, also Shion, I've come across a problem, that perhaps I've overlooked and is actually sorted and fine. Basically, in Round One I, for obvious reasons, couldn't guess my own location, therefore I was exempt from that round. I'm not even on the scoreboard. Furthermore, while many guessers also posted images, some people did not and are only guessing. This runs into a situation where a few people can answer all the rounds, and everyone else can answer all the rounds bar their own one. This effectively means some people can effectively have an additional turn because they don't have the burden of missing out their own round. Am I making sense? I hope so!

Basically, as in my case, would I score 0 points, or would there be some other arrangement? Maybe I'm not making sense. :p


Anyway, this is tough. The roads are British, as are the cars, but besides that, there's not much to go on. Knowing that there's not many members in the UK, and I've already taken my turn, I'll go with... Edinburgh, UK.

Denmark
08-08-2013, 06:22 PM
I would think if you submitted pictures, you'd get 0 points for that round (as in, you would obviously be correct in guessing). Folks who participate in some rounds but not others should be penalized for the rounds they missed, so that someone doesn't only guess once and get 0 points and win. I dunno though.

Pumpkin
08-08-2013, 06:24 PM
People who submitted images get a score of 0 basically as a reward for submitting pictures since this event wouldn't exist without them :P.

In the interest of making things competitive, as Jiro and Yeru pointed out to me, and as I put in the rules, I will penalize you if you guess your own location correctly so you don't give it away, but you can put on a "poker face" so to speak and guess a fake location so that the people who check other peoples answers can be thrown off course.

I have 7 guesses already :D. Keep em coming guys. Next round is posted up at midnight on Saturday EST.

EDIT: And yes, Rob is correct that missed rounds result in a penalty to keep things fair for those who participate.

Formalhaut
08-08-2013, 06:25 PM
People who submitted images get a score of 0 basically as a reward for submitting pictures since this event wouldn't exist without them :P.

In the interest of making things competitive, as Jiro and Yeru pointed out to me, and as I put in the rules, I will penalize you if you guess your own location correctly so you don't give it away, but you can put on a "poker face" so to speak and guess a fake location so that the people who check other peoples answers can be thrown off course.

I have 7 guesses already :D. Keep em coming guys. Next round is posted up at midnight on Saturday EST.

Ah good good. I sort of did a poker face by saying in thread that "I've already sent in my answer to you via PM". I like that competitive idea!

Endless
08-08-2013, 06:41 PM
This round's funny.

45914

Raistlin
08-09-2013, 04:21 AM
Damn, was too busy earlier this week and missed the first round.

East Kilbride, Scotland, UK.

Pumpkin
08-09-2013, 07:11 PM
9 guesses in so far! Less than 11 hours to get your guess in if you haven't already!

Slothy
08-09-2013, 08:52 PM
I have no real idea aside from it being in the UK so time for my default answer since google is for the weak: London, UK

Pumpkin
08-10-2013, 05:59 AM
Okay round two is over!

The location was East Kilbride, UK

Here are the scores for this round. Total scores will be added in the OP

Endless - 0
Raistlin - 0
Shauna - 0
Yerushalmi - 0
Cim - 40
Denmark - 40
Formalhaut - 40
Inferno - 40
sharkythesharkdogg - 40
Vivi22 - 337
41-Inches-Wide - 337 + 250 = 587 (strike x2)
Agent Proto - 337 + 250 = 587 (strike x1)
Bert - 337 + 250 = 587 (strike x2)
Goldenboko - 337 + 250 = 587 (strike x1)
LocoColt04 - 337 + 250 = 587 (strike x2)
The Summoner of Leviathan - 337 + 250 = 587 (strike x1)
Unbreakable Will - 337 + 250 = 587 (strike x2)


Okay now it's time for

Round Three

Where am I?

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/B11.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/B10.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/B9.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/B8.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/B7.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/B6.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/B5.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/B4.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/B3.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/B2.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/B1.jpg

Start guessing!

***Remember you can submit answers via PM or reply in this thread. If you reply in this thread, please spoiler your answers.

Shauna
08-10-2013, 10:17 AM
I think my favourite part about this round is how close, yet so far, you all were. Especially with reasoning such as this:


Anyway, this is tough. The roads are British, as are the cars, but besides that, there's not much to go on. Knowing that there's not many members in the UK, and I've already taken my turn, I'll go with... Edinburgh, UK.

It must be a member in UK... Gonna guess somewhere in Scotland? Welp, the only member on the list from Scotland has openly stated many times that they are not from Edinburgh. o u guiz. :heart:

Endless
08-10-2013, 11:03 AM
I think several people fell for "Princes Mall", since the first google result for it is Edimburgh's Princes Mall and not East Kilbride's. However, a quick street view check shows it can't be right.

Shauna
08-10-2013, 11:10 AM
That's part of the reason I threw that ol' pic in there. Princes Mall sounds like it would be somewhere fancy. xD

Rantz
08-10-2013, 11:16 AM
I'm too late to probably have much of a chance at a competitive score (if I can even still join) but I'm gonna take a stab at Toulouse, France

Pumpkin
08-10-2013, 04:22 PM
Yes, Pontus. Round 3 is the last round I accept late submissions, but you will receive a point penalty for the missed rounds :).

Formalhaut
08-10-2013, 04:30 PM
It must be a member in UK... Gonna guess somewhere in Scotland? Welp, the only member on the list from Scotland has openly stated many times that they are not from Edinburgh. o u guiz. :heart:

I didn't know that! Do you think I remember people's exact locations on here :p I just went 'screw' it, and went with the de facto Capital.

Formalhaut
08-10-2013, 04:45 PM
Sorry for the double post but I don't want to get in trouble for 'editing' anything but here is my answer for this third round:


I'm getting a French Theme with this, but more importantly more of a Mediterranean one as well. I can't see it being northern France, or anywhere around Paris. I imagine it would be near, or around the coast as well. Of course, this is all calculated guessing but it just looks like it'd be in Southeastern France. Now for a location... Hmm... *Looks at map*. I'll just take a wild stab at... Marseille?

Goldenboko
08-10-2013, 08:41 PM
Clearmont, FL

Yerushalmi
08-10-2013, 09:07 PM
I think several people fell for "Princes Mall", since the first google result for it is Edimburgh's Princes Mall and not East Kilbride's. However, a quick street view check shows it can't be right.

I had the same thing - spent a good while searching around and around the street views of the Edinburgh mall, suspicious because of the very different logo. Then I searched for "The Exchange", which is also visible in the photo, and eventually found this: http://goo.gl/maps/FbB9p


EDIT: I must say, I've learned more about church architecture in the last twenty-four hours than I ever thought I would need or want to know. Damn, this is a difficult one. I've been able to identify only one aspect of this building so far that isn't fairly standard church-building practice, and it's apparently so unique I can't find an example of it anywhere!

Slothy
08-12-2013, 02:03 AM
I'm sure that's some kind of well known landmark somewhere, but fuck me I have no idea. Best guess: getting an Italy vibe. Don't know why. I'll say Florence, Italy, but I'm prepared to be completely and utterly wrong. Watch it be California or some shit and my score will suddenly sky rocket.

Pumpkin
08-12-2013, 02:05 AM
Thanks for the guesses, guys!

A bit under 4 hours left before this round ends and the next round is posted up!

Denmark
08-12-2013, 02:25 AM
Provence, France

sharkythesharkdogg
08-12-2013, 04:57 AM
Well, I'm also getting a mediterranean feel, and the church looks like something very old Catholic so I guess I'm going with Blanes, Spain? Wherever it is, it's pretty.

Pumpkin
08-12-2013, 05:17 AM
45 minutes left guys!

I've got a hard one coming up too hehehehe

Formalhaut
08-12-2013, 05:23 AM
Oh great. Because that one wasn't hard at all. :whimper:

CimminyCricket
08-12-2013, 05:24 AM
I'm not feeling this thing at all. I don't have the slightest clue where this is. I'm going to just throw out somewhere in France

Pumpkin
08-12-2013, 06:00 AM
Okay so that concludes Round 3. The location was La Roque d'Anthéron, France

Here are the scores for this round (OP updated with total scores):

Endless - 0
Inferno - 0
Raistlin - 0
Formalhaut - 28
Denmark - 30
Yerushalmi - 152
sharkythesharkdogg - 190
Vivi22 - 296
Pantz - 193 + 250 = 443
Cim - 582
Goldenboko - 4755
Agent Proto - 4755 + 250 = 5005 (strike x2)
Shauna - 4755 + 250 = 5005 (strike x2)
The Summoner of Leviathan - 4755 + 250 = 5005 (strike x2)

Disqualified for not participating 3 rounds in a row:
41-Inces-Wide
Bert
Unbreakable Will


Now then, let the next round begin!

Round Four

Where am I?

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/C2.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/C1.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/C4.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/C3.jpg

Start Guessing!

**As usual, send in your guesses via Mognet, or post them in the thread, hidden by spoilers, please.

I wont harass you guys everytime a new round is up, but I will harass you past the 24 hour point if you haven't replied yet.

Yerushalmi
08-12-2013, 06:44 AM
Three of you got it exactly? How?!?!?!?!

Endless
08-12-2013, 10:39 AM
Three of you got it exactly? How?!?!?!?!

Dunno how you did, but if you google image reverse-searched one of the pictures, it would find similar images of the right place (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvacane_Abbey). I had it right because I couldn't be wrong this round ;)

Yerushalmi
08-12-2013, 11:21 AM
Three of you got it exactly? How?!?!?!?!

Dunno how you did, but if you google image reverse-searched one of the pictures, it would find similar images of the right place (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvacane_Abbey). I had it right because I couldn't be wrong this round ;)
I had no idea you could google image reverse search! That might make things much easier in future rounds...

I didn't get it exactly; I was off by 152. But I paid particular attention to this one window that had a unique design. I spent hours reading and learning everything I could about church architecture and terminology, and got as far as determining it should be referred to as a "gable hexafoil (or sexfoil) clerestory oculus with surrounding trefoils". I searched EVERYWHERE for other examples of such a window, and eventually found one, which was stained glass and a lot more modern and looked nothing like it but was exactly the same shape, in the French city of Carcassonne. So I took a stab in the dark and figured I'd at least be close :)

Endless
08-12-2013, 03:58 PM
As for round 4 :

46136

Slothy
08-12-2013, 04:02 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again: using Google is for the weak! :p

I'm going to go with: Australia since it's winter and I'll just hope that no one took old pictures and sent them in. I'll specify Canberra to be different.

The Summoner of Leviathan
08-12-2013, 04:09 PM
I was away for the last two rounds. :(

Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Inferno
08-12-2013, 05:26 PM
wow that one is hard

Pumpkin
08-12-2013, 05:45 PM
Hehe, editing a few minutes before I see it :P.

I'm happy with the variety I'm getting in the guesses this time!

Formalhaut
08-12-2013, 06:08 PM
I didn't get it exactly; I was off by 152. But I paid particular attention to this one window that had a unique design. I spent hours reading and learning everything I could about church architecture and terminology, and got as far as determining it should be referred to as a "gable hexafoil (or sexfoil) clerestory oculus with surrounding trefoils". I searched EVERYWHERE for other examples of such a window, and eventually found one, which was stained glass and a lot more modern and looked nothing like it but was exactly the same shape, in the French city of Carcassonne. So I took a stab in the dark and figured I'd at least be close :)

What a trooper! Reputation point for perseverance.

Yerushalmi
08-12-2013, 06:13 PM
I didn't get it exactly; I was off by 152. But I paid particular attention to this one window that had a unique design. I spent hours reading and learning everything I could about church architecture and terminology, and got as far as determining it should be referred to as a "gable hexafoil (or sexfoil) clerestory oculus with surrounding trefoils". I searched EVERYWHERE for other examples of such a window, and eventually found one, which was stained glass and a lot more modern and looked nothing like it but was exactly the same shape, in the French city of Carcassonne. So I took a stab in the dark and figured I'd at least be close :)

What a trooper! Reputation point for perseverance.

Thanks! :)

Now wait until you see just what tortured train of logic I went through to obtain my guess THIS round.

I think it should be a rule that everyone, after the round, submits and discusses the logical basis behind their guess. I *love* seeing how chains of logic lead to (hopefully) correct conclusions. Plus it means the thread remains active during the guess period.

Heck, I think we should have another round in which we play cooperatively. That would be awesome.

Pumpkin
08-12-2013, 06:17 PM
I actually have a "Bonus" round after the 12 rounds are finished, if the thread is still active, where I will knock off half of your points if you get it right, and you guys can do it as a group effort if you want to.

People can feel free to share their logic if they want to when the round is complete, I encourage this!

Formalhaut
08-12-2013, 06:18 PM
Anyway, to avoid editing, here's my answer. DAMN is this a tough one. Who the hell could post three pictures of what is essentially 'snow' and think "Yup, that'll do nicely".


Getting a Canadian feel for this because of the snow. I know it snows in many places, but come on, Canada. We have members in Canada. Now, I know it does snow in America as well, but, eh. Heck, it's probably snowed in Australia one time as well. But I'm sticking with Canada, mainly because it's the obvious answer. As for where in Canada, heck I don't know the pictures don't exactly give much to go on! Looking at Google Maps, I'll just stab at... *Looks at map* New Brunswick. Don't ask me where in that, just aim for the center.


I hope that's the worst of them. Talk about non-specific.

Pumpkin
08-12-2013, 06:21 PM
Post edits are allowed Formy. I score the answer I see though, so if you get lucky enough to edit before I check then good for you. If not, I score the post I see first and your edit just becomes invalid :P.

I saw your post though so no take backsies.

Rantz
08-12-2013, 09:19 PM
My reasoning/guess: This one is tough. I don't know if submitting old pictures was within the rules but I'm hoping not! However, that assumption makes it even tougher, because as far as I can tell from my research, nobody on the list lives in a place that would have snow around this time. :p The closest is probably Vivi22, though (unless Cim is Canadian? I don't think so but I'M NOT SURE), so I'm gonna go ahead and say Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

shion: How do you measure when people guess countries/regions? I noticed some people said just "Provence, France" last round, which is a pretty large region. xD

Pumpkin
08-12-2013, 09:37 PM
I have a few distance calculators. I use distancecalculator.com, except last round because it was being fussy so I used a few different ones. I know Provence is a large region so I just input Provence, France and used the central location that they gave me.

Rantz
08-12-2013, 11:06 PM
Fair enough :}

Pumpkin
08-13-2013, 04:38 AM
Okay guys, a bit over 25 hours left to answer, if you haven't already! Trust me when I say this isn't the round you want to get the lowest score for.

CimminyCricket
08-13-2013, 04:47 AM
Kodiak Alaska

I couldn't get anything out of it.

Formalhaut
08-13-2013, 04:47 AM
Okay guys, a bit over 25 hours left to answer, if you haven't already! Trust me when I say this isn't the round you want to get the lowest score for.

OH COME ON.

sharkythesharkdogg
08-13-2013, 04:58 AM
I'm trying to think of members who live in snowy environments, and I'm going out on a limb and guessing that they are old pictures. I'm probably way off, but I'm going to say Oreans, Ontario, Canada

Formalhaut
08-13-2013, 04:59 AM
Wait, people used old photos? What! I went into Bournemouth centre 'specifically' to take these photos.

Denmark
08-13-2013, 05:22 AM
Glencoe, New Brunswick, Canada

LocoColt04
08-13-2013, 06:08 AM
I do agree that outdated pictures spoil the flavor of the game! I thought they were to be relevant to the time of year. :3

Yerushalmi
08-13-2013, 11:34 AM
Okay guys, a bit over 25 hours left to answer, if you haven't already! Trust me when I say this isn't the round you want to get the lowest score for.

You mean the highest score, don't you? :p

Jiro
08-13-2013, 12:01 PM
Using old photos is a great idea, and seasonal photos are also fucking brilliant.

Endless
08-13-2013, 01:11 PM
Mothersmurfing yes. I got you.

46155

Formalhaut
08-13-2013, 05:48 PM
I do agree that outdated pictures spoil the flavor of the game! I thought they were to be relevant to the time of year. :3

Oh no, I like that it adds challenge to the game. My only nag is that I spent the entire day taking photos (half of which I didn't even use, I just image dumped poor Shion and let her use the best ones) and some people spent the day clicking through old photos :p

LocoColt04
08-13-2013, 05:52 PM
Using old photos is a great idea, and seasonal photos are also smurfing brilliant.I mean, if that had been outlined, sure!

But I remember shion distinctly saying (well, this is paraphrasing) "go take photos and submit them to me" as in... go out and get current photos.

SNEAKY.

Though, in all fairness, I don't believe old photographs were expressly forbidden either. And I'm not even participating in the play half, so I've no real right to complain! :p

Pumpkin
08-13-2013, 06:16 PM
A bit under 12 hours left! Still waiting on a few members.

Raistlin
08-13-2013, 11:17 PM
GODDAMMIT THIS IS LIKE REGULAR GEOGUESSR ALL OVER AGAIN

I'll make my guess soon.

Pumpkin
08-14-2013, 06:01 AM
The location was Glen Levit, New Brunswick, Canada

Before I give the scores, I would like to make you all aware that there will be a *BONUS* round, which if you guess correctly, I will knock off half of your points. So if your score is getting high, don't be too discouraged, there is still hope!

The scores for this round (OP has been updated with totals):

Endless - 0
The Summoner of Leviathan - 0
Yerushalmi - 0
Denmark - 2
Raistlin - 40
Formalhaut - 138
Pantz - 162
sharkythesharkdogg - 446
Inferno - 829
Cim - 3389
Vivi22 - 10417
Goldenboko - 10417 + 250 = 10667

Eliminated for going 3 rounds in a row without guessing:
Agent Proto
Shauna


I would like to say good job, guys. There hasn't been one round yet where nobody guessed the location.

Now that that's done, let's proceed!

Round Five

Where am I?

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/L1.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/L2.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/L3.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/L4.jpg

Start Guessing!

**Same as usual, spoiler your answers or send them via PM please and thank you.

Yerushalmi
08-14-2013, 06:22 AM
So, Endless and TSoL, how did you figure it out?

This was my thought process:
First impression: If there's snow right now, it's southern hemisphere. And in the last photograph, that street sign off in the distance *looks* like it might say 17. So I started going over route 17 in Australia (there apparently isn't one in Chile or New Zealand). Most of route 17 is concurrent with other routes, so I assumed that it must be one of the two stretches in which route 17 runs alone. And I found using Google Street View one place, a town called Moore, where the mountains look similar. But something felt wrong about this conclusion, not least because I couldn't find any signs along the route that actually said 17 on them.

In the first photo, the street signs are facing away from us on the left side of the road. This means that the people in these photos drive on the right. Australia drives on the left.

Well, maybe it's just a couple of signs on the other side of the street. You get that once in a while. Or maybe the picture was flipped horizontally by accident (one would assume doing it on purpose is against the rules). But still, just to be doubly sure, I looked up the last month's weather in Moore and the surrounding areas (too warm for snow), and accessed current satellite snow-cover maps (nothing in the entire southern hemisphere except the mountaintops of Chile), and sent an email to the Moore city website asking them if it snowed there recently (it hadn't). So I reluctantly concluded that it couldn't be a recent picture.

So I took a closer look at the picture of the road with the curve in it. Yellow stripe down the middle. Most European countries and their colonies, including Australia, have white stripes down the middle, and yellow on the sides of the road. Only Canada and the US and some random individual countries like Norway put a yellow stripe in the middle. That's three strikes against this being Australia.

Back to the drawing board. Zoom in on the Route Maybe-17 sign, it's black lettering on a white background, with black AROUND that white background. But there's significantly more of the black-around in the bottom right corner than there is in any of the other corners of the sign, which means that it's not, say, a number in a white circle or some other symmetrical shape, like most road signs are, but a number in an irregular shape, probably the shape of the state or province.

After consulting wikipedia's extensive list of road signage styles, I found that very few states are curved inward in their bottom right corners (or at least very few of the states that have that shape use it on their signs). Most are instead curved in the top right and jut out in the bottom. The only one I could find that was curved like that AND used the curve on their signs was New Brunswick. But New Brunswick's route signs are green, not black. Zoom in carefully on the sign in the image - is that a hint of green I see around the edges, or am I fooling myself?

So I go to Google Street Maps for Route 17 in New Brunswick, and quickly discover that underneath each 17 sign there's a white sign with black lettering that says NORTH WARD or SOUTH WARD. This removed all doubt: you can see a two-word illegible black-on-white sign underneath the maybe-17 sign in the picture.

Now the question is, where along Route 17? Wikipedia for New Brunswick Route 17 says that it's pretty flat in the southern part of the route through the province, and hilly in the northern part. Google Earth confirms this. So it's somewhere in the northern part of the area in which Route 17 travels. Going back to the picture of the curved road, that road is plowed. But the picture with the Route 17 sign is not plowed. So I operated under the assumption that the plowed road is route 17 itself, and the picture with the Route 17 sign is talking about the entrance to the route (because clearly Route 17 is the most important road to plow if you only plow one road in the area).

So, beginning at the north end of Route 17, I used Google Street Maps to zoom in on each curve in the road, each time looking in the direction in which the curve goes to the right (sometimes looking northbound, sometimes looking southbound), so I could look at the curve from the same direction in which the photograph was taken.

And after a relatively short time I found the same photograph Endless did: http://goo.gl/maps/1kSYk

It's the same sign on the left, the same distant white roof (it's not snow, it's the actual color of the roof!) on the right, and the same exact mountain shapes off in the distance. That's exactly the place!

So how did the rest of you figure it out? The same sort of thought process or were there other clues?

Pumpkin
08-14-2013, 06:28 AM
I dunno about Endless, but TSoL submitted the pics :P

Rantz
08-14-2013, 07:18 AM
University of the Sunshine Coase, Australia

Endless
08-14-2013, 10:14 AM
I zoomed in on the signs, saw it was 12 or 17, looked up to see what it could be. At first I thought it was US route 17/12 (the speed limit and danger signs are north american shape), so I google drove through all of route 12 from aberdeen to mid-montana, since that's where the similarity in landscape and vegetation stops. Since that didn't work (and it took me all of the first day) I looked more carefully, saw it wasn't a symmetrical sign and eventually found NB's route 17. I just drove through it both ways until I found the spot I took in picture.

Yerushalmi
08-14-2013, 10:21 AM
I zoomed in on the signs, saw it was 12 or 17, looked up to see what it could be. At first I thought it was US route 17/12 (the speed limit and danger signs are north american shape), so I google drove through all of route 12 from aberdeen to mid-montana, since that's where the similarity in landscape and vegetation stops. Since that didn't work (and it took me all of the first day) I looked more carefully, saw it wasn't a symmetrical sign and eventually found NB's route 17. I just drove through it both ways until I found the spot I took in picture.

I figured that the Route 17 sign was the only thing that could narrow this down at all. Sort of disappointed, though - I was hoping to learn a new trick from you like I did last round!

Endless
08-14-2013, 10:39 AM
The sky was too overcast to find the orientation on the pictures (no shadow) so I couldn't use that to get better bearings on where to look.

Also, found this round's already, it was surprisingly easy (and reverse searching isn't needed).

Pumpkin
08-14-2013, 10:42 AM
I randomized the order but after last round, I figure people could go for an easier one anyway ;)

Yerushalmi
08-14-2013, 10:55 AM
The sky was too overcast to find the orientation on the pictures (no shadow) so I couldn't use that to get better bearings on where to look.

Also, found this round's already, it was surprisingly easy (and reverse searching isn't needed).

Even if you had the position of the sun or of shadows, how would that help? You don't know what time of day it is, and the sun could be in the north or in the south depending on which hemisphere you're in.

Endless
08-14-2013, 11:29 AM
Even if you had the position of the sun or of shadows, how would that help? You don't know what time of day it is, and the sun could be in the north or in the south depending on which hemisphere you're in.

It doesn't really matter, long shadows would give me the east-west general direction, and short shadows north-south. It wouldn't be compass accurate, but it would save me a lot of time checking curves. For example long shadows crossing the road on the curve tell you it either comes from the north and turns west, or comes from the south and turns east, and you can ignore west-> south and east->north.
Of course, the closer near the poles you are, the less accurate it is.
However, regardless of where you are, it helps place each picture relative to the others when they are around the same spot (unless the submitter's evil and takes pictures spread hours apart) which can give info (a "U" shape building or half circle around a large courtyard, for example).

Yerushalmi
08-14-2013, 11:33 AM
Even if you had the position of the sun or of shadows, how would that help? You don't know what time of day it is, and the sun could be in the north or in the south depending on which hemisphere you're in.

It doesn't really matter, long shadows would give me the east-west general direction, and short shadows north-south. It wouldn't be compass accurate, but it would save me a lot of time checking curves. For example long shadows crossing the road on the curve tell you it either comes from the north and turns west, or comes from the south and turns east, and you can ignore west-> south and east->north.
Of course, the closer near the poles you are, the less accurate it is.
However, regardless of where you are, it helps place each picture relative to the others when they are around the same spot (unless the submitter's evil and takes pictures spread hours apart) which can give info (a "U" shape building or half circle around a large courtyard, for example).
Those are really good points! I never considered that sort of information.

Formalhaut
08-14-2013, 03:10 PM
With the way these two scrutinise pictures, I'm definitely pegging Yeru or Endless to win this.

Denmark
08-14-2013, 03:17 PM
maaaaaaaaan I was off by 2 miles. oh well at least I was close!

Yerushalmi
08-14-2013, 03:21 PM
maaaaaaaaan I was off by 2 miles. oh well at least I was close!

How'd you figure it out, Denmark?

Denmark
08-14-2013, 03:34 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IiaN5_e4dgY/UB7EuNNpGuI/AAAAAAAACIM/S2KMCYFWLp8/s1600/Shia-labeouf-magic.gif

looked at lists of what road signs look like and looked for a similar shape, NB was the closest (obviously correct). found NB 17, did some street viewing, got close enough with a guess. nothing too extraordinary.

Formalhaut
08-14-2013, 11:27 PM
At first I was clueless, but after some creative thinking, I 'might' have got this one. I could still be completely wrong, but I'll explain more in the tag.


Right, so I was stumped, then I saw that the second(?) picture had some writing on. Zooming in, it says "Buildcorp" or something. I google Buildcorp and find out the website address is AU, suggesting that it's Australian. I can't really tell if they have buildings overseas, but I'm not really good at this, so I just assumed to look around Australia. The other pictures strongly suggest that it's a university, and knowing that Dak went to university, I then got his Facebook and saw University of Queensland. I Google imaged the uni, and it looks awfully similar to the pictures. Therefore, I can infer that it is...

University of Queensland (I'm guessing the main campus), Australia.


I'm still probably wrong. Oh well. At least I used the 10 brain cells I have to use!

Slothy
08-15-2013, 01:50 AM
The closest is probably Vivi22, though (unless Cim is Canadian? I don't think so but I'M NOT SURE), so I'm gonna go ahead and say Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

I do not live in Moncton (too many french people) and I didn't send those pics actually. I'd guess Blays did but maybe there are some other NBers hiding here. I'm also slightly embarassed I didn't get that, but I assumed we weren't allowing old pics and jumped to the immediate conclusion that it'd have to be somewhere where it was winter now so I didn't look too closely. Ah well. Lesson learned.

As for the current round: I don't recall ever seeing trees like those in North America, and there's a barely visible flag which seems like it may be the Australian flag. I'm going to say Sydney Australia.

Pumpkin
08-15-2013, 05:08 AM
A bit over a day left to get your guesses in!

Rantz
08-15-2013, 07:11 AM
The closest is probably Vivi22, though (unless Cim is Canadian? I don't think so but I'M NOT SURE), so I'm gonna go ahead and say Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

I do not live in Moncton (too many french people) and I didn't send those pics actually. I'd guess Blays did but maybe there are some other NBers hiding here. I'm also slightly embarassed I didn't get that, but I assumed we weren't allowing old pics and jumped to the immediate conclusion that it'd have to be somewhere where it was winter now so I didn't look too closely. Ah well. Lesson learned.

Yeah, I only figured out your location as far as NB and then took a stab after that. :p shion mentioned that it was TSoL who submitted the pics, though.

Pumpkin
08-15-2013, 06:12 PM
A bit under 12 hours left!

The Summoner of Leviathan
08-15-2013, 06:25 PM
The closest is probably Vivi22, though (unless Cim is Canadian? I don't think so but I'M NOT SURE), so I'm gonna go ahead and say Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

I do not live in Moncton (too many french people) and I didn't send those pics actually. I'd guess Blays did but maybe there are some other NBers hiding here. I'm also slightly embarassed I didn't get that, but I assumed we weren't allowing old pics and jumped to the immediate conclusion that it'd have to be somewhere where it was winter now so I didn't look too closely. Ah well. Lesson learned.


I was born and raised in NB, the pics are from last Christmas when I went home. Also, I figured that since seasonally speaking Google Maps isn't always right (street view in winter gives you the same summery landscape) that it would be okay. Oddly enough the area in question is very English though the region at large is slightly more Francophone than Anglophone.

EDIT: ACU Campus, Brisbane, Australia

CimminyCricket
08-15-2013, 06:36 PM
There is a Buildcorp logo (which I googled and it is Australian) and it looks like a university, so I googled universities in Aussieland and I clicked on most of them, but there wasn't too much google earth help. I can only see the corner of a building at the university of queensland, but it looks like the other buildings. UNI OF QUEENSLAND

sharkythesharkdogg
08-15-2013, 08:50 PM
University of Queensland for the same reasons everyone else has stated.

Pumpkin
08-15-2013, 08:56 PM
9 hours and 2 people left to guess!

You know who you are

Pumpkin
08-16-2013, 06:00 AM
Alright, the location of the last set of pictures was The University of Queensland, St-Lucia, Queensland, Australia

That was a pretty easy round, after that difficult one :).

Here are the scores for this round (OP updated with totals):

Cim - 0
Denmark - 0
Endless - 0
Formalhaut - 0
Inferno - 0
sharkythesharkdogg - 0
Yerushalmi - 0
The Summoner of Leviathan - 2
Pantz - 54
Vivi22 - 453
Goldenboko - 453 + 250 = 703 (strike x2)
Raistlin - 453 + 250 = 703 (strike x1)


Now then, time to go to

Round Six

Where am I?

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/F1.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/F2.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/F3.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/F4.jpg

Start guessing!

**Same PM/spoiler rules

Jiro
08-16-2013, 06:19 AM
Poor Pontus guessed my old university. Nice try, though :shobon:

Surprised it was that easy for all of you, considering I don't even know where I am there half the time.

Yerushalmi
08-16-2013, 06:28 AM
The Buildcorp sign proved it was in Australia (contrary to what Formalhaut said, the company operates elsewhere, but with different logos) and the architecture was pretty unique.

EDIT:
*grumble* It's during rounds like this that I wish I was a botanist.

Rantz
08-16-2013, 07:34 AM
Poor Pontus guessed my old university. Nice try, though :shobon:

I saw Chemical on the sign-up list but not you, so that's why I guessed that (aside from the architecture being similar).

Denmark
08-16-2013, 03:13 PM
I was actually fumbling around the University of Western Australia for a long time trying to convince myself it was the right place (because one building has the same arch-type things), but I couldn't convince myself enough which is a good thing. Then I did some more looking and found U Queensland, and the rest is history.

Endless
08-16-2013, 03:33 PM
Round 6 found.

46248

Yerushalmi
08-16-2013, 03:34 PM
Round 6 found.

46248
I haven't looked and I won't, but I'm damn well going to ask you how the heck you did that after the round is over. I'm pretty much out of leads.

Slothy
08-16-2013, 04:59 PM
My guess would be a reverse google image search again. Some people just don't have what it takes to do it without, you know what I'm saying? ;)

Endless
08-16-2013, 05:47 PM
My guess would be a reverse google image search again. Some people just don't have what it takes to do it without, you know what I'm saying? ;)

You can try reverse searching, you'll get nothing :p

No, I found it the old fashioned way, with plain google, and only after did I go into street view to take the picture I posted. The trick is to know what to search for, of course.

Yerushalmi
08-16-2013, 06:11 PM
Some people just don't have what it takes to do it without, you know what I'm saying? ;)
And ypur score is? ;)


No, I found it the old fashioned way, with plain google, and only after did I go into street view to take the picture I posted. The trick is to know what to search for, of course.

I've searched for everything I could think of! Grumblegrumble.

Shorty
08-16-2013, 06:12 PM
Some of you people are incredible with your guesses. Golly me.

Rantz
08-16-2013, 08:02 PM
Hawley, Pennsylvania

Slothy
08-16-2013, 08:08 PM
Some people just don't have what it takes to do it without, you know what I'm saying? ;)
And ypur score is? ;)

Never said I had an amazing score, but I've also refused to use anything other than my eyes and my brain to come up with my guesses. I haven't searched for anything of any kind online to try and come up with the answer. I find it more fun that way. :p

Pumpkin
08-16-2013, 08:24 PM
Round 6 found.

46248

I'm starting to wonder if based on both pics, if that blue van is just always there or what.

Two guesses in!

Inferno
08-16-2013, 09:41 PM
I wouldn't want to have Endless stalking me. You sir are a professional

Pumpkin
08-17-2013, 04:07 PM
14 hours left!

Yerushalmi
08-17-2013, 08:21 PM
Some people just don't have what it takes to do it without, you know what I'm saying? ;)
And ypur score is? ;)

Never said I had an amazing score, but I've also refused to use anything other than my eyes and my brain to come up with my guesses. I haven't searched for anything of any kind online to try and come up with the answer. I find it more fun that way. :p

I'm kidding around :p I like to challenge myself that way too, but if it's a competition against others I pull out all the stops.

But still. I can't find anything. DAMN YOU ENDLESS! :p

Slothy
08-17-2013, 08:35 PM
Time for me to buckle down and make a guess. Narrowing it down a bit, I'll guess that it's the US rather than Canada. I think there might be some provinces that let places other than provincial stores sell alcohol, but most of the ones I've been to don't. The only one I think might off hand is Quebec, but there's no french signage anywhere so it's definitely not Quebec. And I'll guess US from all the Bud Light signs. Sure, we have Bud Light here too, but I don't know of too many 3 lane highways anywhere I've been, and fuck that piss water Americans call beer. Beyond that I have no fucking clue. I'll guess Kansas since it's pretty centrally located so I can try and minimize my potential point gain here. Feel free to just slap a marker somewhere roughly in the center.

Formalhaut
08-17-2013, 09:37 PM
Aw screw it. Roaming around aimlessly isn't going to help. I feel like such an idiot.


So I'm looking at a map of America. I have to say, for so many damn states, they all seem so damn similar in Google maps.

Gimme Missouri. That sounds central enough. I would have picked Kansas, but I have a feeling it's probably more towards the east of America (and even then, that itself is a HUGE expanse) so... yeah. Gimme the smack bang centre of Missouri.


If I weren't already out of a top half finish now, dear God this round will damn near ruin me.

sharkythesharkdogg
08-18-2013, 12:10 AM
For some reason, it looks coastal, southern, and flat. I'm going with Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Yerushalmi
08-18-2013, 01:09 AM
All right, time's almost up and I only have a vague idea. My guess is Charlotte, NC, USA

Pumpkin
08-18-2013, 04:39 AM
An hour and 20 minutes left and 4 people left to guess :)

Pumpkin
08-18-2013, 05:59 AM
Alrighty! The location of round six is Sandy Springs/Pendleton South Carolina We checked today and the van was still there

The scores for this round (OP updated with total scores):

Denmark - 0
Endless - 0
sharkythesharkdogg - 0
Yerushalmi - 116
Raistlin - 580
Formalhaut - 591
Pantz - 627
Inferno - 905
Vivi22 - 926
Cim - 926 + 250 = 1176 (strike x1)
The Summoner of Leviathan - 926 + 250 = 1176 (strike x1)

Eliminated for missing 3 rounds in a row:
Goldenboko


That round turned out harder than I expected it would be, considering how good at this you guys are. But next round might be easier, since you guys have PLENTY of photos to work with.

Let's get started!

Round Seven

Halfway point!

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J17.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J16.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J1.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J2.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J3.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J13.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J14.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J15.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J12.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J11.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J10.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J7.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J8.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J5.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J6.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J9.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J4.jpg

Start Guessing!

Denmark
08-18-2013, 06:14 AM
got it via Sub Station II and a very blurry "Springs" on the road signs in the same picture. how about you, Endless? (and I know sharky submitted it)

Yerushalmi
08-18-2013, 07:46 AM
got it via Sub Station II and a very blurry "Springs" on the road signs in the same picture. how about you, Endless? (and I know sharky submitted it)

I looked at that sign for HOURS and couldn't make out a word.

Literally a few hours before the deadline I realized that the "ion II" probably was "Station II", discovered the existence of the appropriately-colored "Sub Station II", and spent the rest of the time trying to find out which Sub Station II branch it was. But then it was 2:30 am here and I had to go to sleep. So during the last half hour before going to bed I eliminated those branches furthest from the geographical center one by one, and guessed the middle and hoped I'd be close.

How did you figure out which station it was? Because of the "Springs"?

(Gods damn Hats Unlimited has no web presence. But I'm guessing that "van that's always there" belongs to the owner or a worker in the shop.)

EDIT: The store was located in one of the places I already eliminated, because I went to the supposed location and couldn't find it. Now that I return to it, I discover two things:
1) Google Maps' estimate of where on the street the shop was located was WAY off (how the heck did you find it, then, Endless and Denmark?)
2) It's Hair Unlimited, not Hats Unlimited. No wonder I couldn't find it.

Endless
08-18-2013, 01:48 PM
I haven't looked and I won't, but I'm damn well going to ask you how the heck you did that after the round is over. I'm pretty much out of leads.

The first thing about these pictures is that when I saw them, I knew it was "The South". There's a particular feel to the South-East of the USA (MS->SC roughly) that's familiar enough for me to recognize. Finding "Sub Station II" took me a little time, but once I had that, it went fairly fast to find what country store (*) is next to a sub station II. In fact, google the two gave me a result named "Zeke's Country Store", and I was pretty sure before street viewing it that I was done.

(*) "try store" is readable, and there aren't a lot of words that end with "try" in 5 or 6 letters that make sense.

There was another way to do it using the last image, but it was longer: the road has 2*3 lanes, with a safety on the left, so it's most likely an interstate (and a bigger one at that, so a multiple of 5). The shadows are fairly short, and tell that the picture was taken aiming east or north east, which means you're on an interstate IX5 northbound or IX0 eastbound. I10 and I20 (using the fact it's "The South") are mostly 2x2 lanes and have only small sections on 2x3. There's also I40 (but it's a bit too up north), I65, I85, a bit of I95; I75 is out because it goes south-east. The picture has rolling hills and forest, so you can restrict the search a bit, and eventually you'll travel I85 and find the spot the picture was taken.

After I found the place, I checked one of the eoff member maps and I thought it was Shion who took the pictures, being the closest and all. >.>

Also, round 7 found obviously.

Rantz
08-18-2013, 02:04 PM
I had that gut feeling of the south as well and even had my sights set on the Carolinas for a while, but I went against it for some reason. :p

Yerushalmi
08-18-2013, 02:07 PM
I haven't looked and I won't, but I'm damn well going to ask you how the heck you did that after the round is over. I'm pretty much out of leads.

The first thing about these pictures is that when I saw them, I knew it was "The South". There's a particular feel to the South-East of the USA (MS->SC roughly) that's familiar enough for me to recognize. Finding "Sub Station II" took me a little time, but once I had that, it went fairly fast to find what country store (*) is next to a sub station II. In fact, google the two gave me a result named "Zeke's Country Store", and I was pretty sure before street viewing it that I was done.

(*) "try store" is readable, and there aren't a lot of words that end with "try" in 5 or 6 letters that make sense.
Damn! I got to the same point, and even did the same search ("Sub Station II" "Country store"), and I even spotted "Zeke's Country Store" in the first result. But I assumed it was just a list of stores in the area (from the title of the page), because I was (wrongly) certain from the pattern of the blur that the store was called "Roy's" or "Ray's".


There was another way to do it using the last image, but it was longer: the road has 2*3 lanes, with a safety on the left, so it's most likely an interstate (and a bigger one at that, so a multiple of 5).
I didn't even need to go that far - there's an Interstate sign visible in the picture, and I was able to tell it ended in a 5. But interstates are huge, and long, and I couldn't find any easy and quick way to get a list of which ones have how many lanes and for how long (it didn't help that it was Shabbat and I lost 25 hours of computer access for religious reasons, plus half of Friday that I spent cooking in preparation, so I wasn't going to waste time brute-forcing it).


The shadows are fairly short, and tell that the picture was taken aiming east or north east, which means you're on an interstate IX5 northbound or IX0 eastbound. I10 and I20 (using the fact it's "The South") are mostly 2x2 lanes and have only small sections on 2x3. There's also I40 (but it's a bit too up north), I65, I85, a bit of I95; I75 is out because it goes south-east.
Damn, you're good at this. I need to learn this shadow trick - I tried to use it but couldn't think of any useful narrowing.


Also, round 7 found obviously.
Yeah, this one's almost depressingly easy, but it'll give me two days to clear my head :p

Rantz
08-18-2013, 02:13 PM
Post Falls, Idaho


http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/J10.jpg
46333

Denmark
08-18-2013, 02:34 PM
it is nice to have an easy round every once in a while.

Jiro
08-18-2013, 07:08 PM
That looks like a nice little place. If nothing else, I'm enjoying this for the virtual holiday to visit you all.

Formalhaut
08-18-2013, 10:44 PM
The disadvantage with not being from America is that you don't get a 'feeling' that a place is Southern. That round damn near ruined me.

Yerushalmi
08-18-2013, 10:51 PM
Perhaps so, but the converse is also true: I didn't get a 'feeling' that the church was French. I was close to guessing several places in England (even as far north as Scotland!) which would have ruined me had I not found the window in Carcassonne.

Endless
08-18-2013, 11:04 PM
The disadvantage with not being from America is that you don't get a 'feeling' that a place is Southern. That round damn near ruined me.

For the record, I'm French ;)

Pumpkin
08-19-2013, 05:29 AM
12 and a half hours left!

sharkythesharkdogg
08-19-2013, 02:55 PM
I shall go with Post Falls, Idaho

Slothy
08-19-2013, 03:44 PM
Not sure. Getting a more westerly vibe though so I'll say wherever the hell Shorty lives. Somewhere in Idaho I think.

Formalhaut
08-20-2013, 02:43 AM
Thank goodness, an easy one with signs. THANK THE LORD.

Right-o, after some basic googling of avenues, I think I've got...


Post Falls, Idaho, United States


I have to say, that's the most beautiful set of location photographs I've seen so far (though Dak's university takes a close second).

CimminyCricket
08-20-2013, 02:55 AM
St. Charles, MO

Pumpkin
08-20-2013, 06:00 AM
Alrighty, the location of the last pictures was Post Falls, Idaho

The scores for this round:

Denmark - 0
Endless - 0
Formalhaut - 0
Inferno - 0
Pantz - 0
sharkythesharkdogg - 0
Yerushalmi - 0
Vivi22 - 9
Cim - 1458
Raistlin - 1458 + 250 = 1708 (strike x1)
The Summoner of Leviathan - 1458 + 250 = 1708 (strike x2)


Now it's time for

Round Eight

Where am I?

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/m1.jpg

Where am I?

Yep, sorry guys. One pic.

Rantz
08-20-2013, 06:12 AM
:stare:

Shorty
08-20-2013, 06:34 AM
I really didn't know you guys were allowed to google street names. Had I, I wouldn't have made it so goddamned easy. :colbert:

Yerushalmi
08-20-2013, 06:34 PM
It's in rounds like this that I wish I wasn't a botanist.

Slothy
08-20-2013, 06:38 PM
I really didn't know you guys were allowed to google street names. Had I, I wouldn't have made it so goddamned easy. :colbert:

Some of us are man enough to go Google free.

Rantz
08-20-2013, 06:54 PM
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Yerushalmi
08-20-2013, 07:32 PM
I have two candidate locations so far. Unfortunately they're on opposite sides of the world...

EDIT: Even more unfortunately, I've eliminated both.

Loony BoB
08-21-2013, 12:54 PM
Very late to this show but just wanna say that this is a cracking game. I, like Formy, assumed we had to go and take the pictures ourselves, so never submitted any. If I'd known we could have used old pics, I might've! But no bigggie. :)

Formalhaut
08-21-2013, 05:20 PM
Who...the...hell...submits... ONE PHOTO.

sharkythesharkdogg
08-21-2013, 05:29 PM
I'm thinking either Minneapolis, MN or New Taipei City, Taiwan.

I'll go with Taiwan, but I know both of these are wrong.

Pumpkin
08-21-2013, 05:53 PM
12 hours left guys!

Denmark
08-21-2013, 05:58 PM
fuck it, yolo

/me submits answer by PM

Slothy
08-21-2013, 06:07 PM
Okay, I really have no good idea based on the pic alone so here we go with some convoluted logic instead: Firstly, I'd say at a guess that most members are American, so just for the sake of pure statistics I'll guess this is in the US. I don't recognize any buildings or landmarks but it seems like a decent sized city and the trees give me an east coast vibe. But since that's about all I've got, time to pick a city in the eastern US at random. I'll try and hedge my bets a bit and go with New York. I've watched enough Law & Order to know it's not, but I don't want to go too far north or south on this one.

Pumpkin
08-21-2013, 09:32 PM
I have decided that since there was only one pic for this round, I will be knocking off half of this rounds points on your guess.

Yerushalmi
08-21-2013, 09:41 PM
Guess submitted.

And wow does my guess not resemble ANYBODY else's.

Denmark
08-21-2013, 10:15 PM
I hope my guess is in the right half of the world and not the wrong half because these guesses are all over the place

Yerushalmi
08-21-2013, 10:17 PM
I hope my guess is in the right half of the world and not the wrong half because these guesses are all over the place

I almost guessed Moscow, Mexico City, and Singapore before settling on my guess (none of the above). You don't get much more scattershot than that.

Endless
08-21-2013, 10:43 PM
I'm still exploring possibilities, but I'm afraid I'll be opposite of the world and that I'll have to say smurf it to the game because of that round. It's not even high-res enough to make out the logo on the building.

Spuuky
08-21-2013, 10:48 PM
I dunno how this game works so I'm just going to put my answer in a spoiler tag here even if I'm not allowed to participate and those aren't the rules.

Atlanta, GA

Formalhaut
08-21-2013, 10:52 PM
I have decided that since there was only one pic for this round, I will be knocking off half of this rounds points on your guess.

Can we also get the name of the person who submitted it so we can personally do a pitchfork mob attack?

Pumpkin
08-21-2013, 11:06 PM
No :|

Yerushalmi
08-21-2013, 11:28 PM
I'm still exploring possibilities, but I'm afraid I'll be opposite of the world and that I'll have to say smurf it to the game because of that round. It's not even high-res enough to make out the logo on the building.

:confused: You're in first place! One bad round and you'll abandon the game?

Denmark
08-21-2013, 11:36 PM
seems like he wants a perfect score. speaking as the person currently in second, i'd be fine with him quitting :monster:

(jk don't quit)

Endless
08-22-2013, 12:09 AM
If I'm on the other side of the world, that's 5000 points right there. If either you or Den is in the right continent, you'll get 1500 at most. Even with the bonus round, I'll never catch up, so no point trying.

I went through thousands of diagrams, hundreds of images, and I can't find any of the high rise buildings nor towers. This round is such a gigantic waste of time.

Denmark
08-22-2013, 12:21 AM
is just game

Rantz
08-22-2013, 12:21 AM
It's only as much of a waste of time as the time you waste on it. ;)

Yerushalmi
08-22-2013, 12:31 AM
If I'm on the other side of the world, that's 5000 points right there. If either you or Den is in the right continent, you'll get 1500 at most. Even with the bonus round, I'll never catch up, so no point trying.


With three more rounds at least, you're so certain that neither of us is going to be on the wrong side of the world even once?

Come on. Look at Vivi, for instance. Sticking to his no-Google guns despite the incredibly high score he's accumulated. Play the game!

Formalhaut
08-22-2013, 12:35 AM
While I do admit this round is pretty pathetic (and while I did really hate the New Brunswick 'snowy landscape' one, it was actually astounding and interesting how you guys found out the location) I shall not give up! Even if I end up getting like a bazillion points. I've lost even a top five finish: What's the point not playing?

It's for fun. :) Although my petition to pitchfork raid this round's sender still stands.

Pumpkin
08-22-2013, 12:36 AM
I'm sorry you're taking this round so hard, Endless. You're doing great!

This is the only one picture round guys, not to worry.

Plus there's still the bonus round where you can get 50% of your total score knocked off ;)

5 and a half hours-ish left

Formalhaut
08-22-2013, 12:42 AM
Right right, I've been putting off answering this round for some vain hope that I lightning bulb will flash in my head, but...

Nothing. Seriously. And I thought the Snowy Landscape one was hard. But before I finally put down my answer, can someone supply me with a list of members who took a photo(s). It would, at the very least, give me a barely calculated guess as to the country.

Slothy
08-22-2013, 01:00 AM
Come on. Look at Vivi, for instance. Sticking to his no-Google guns despite the incredibly high score he's accumulated. Play the game!

Eh, it's about average for me for a no google run on the actual Geoguessr, but compared to the scores you guys have, yeah, it's really high. :p

Endless
08-22-2013, 01:25 AM
Sent my guess, but it pisses me off that I have to give what I'm 99% sure is a wrong answer.

Pumpkin
08-22-2013, 01:39 AM
Sent my guess, but it pisses me off that I have to give what I'm 99% sure is a wrong answer.

I received your guess.

Why did you guess Mars, Endless? That's just silly.

Formalhaut
08-22-2013, 01:42 AM
Smurf it, and smurf this effin round.


I was tempted to go for "Generic City, Generic Location", but I looked on Google Maps and that place doesn't exist. Therefore I will do the old standby and say Middle of America. Which in this game pretty much means Garden City, Kansas. That's about central right?

It's still WAY off the track, but to hell with this round.

Spuuky
08-22-2013, 01:45 AM
Sent my guess, but it pisses me off that I have to give what I'm 99% sure is a wrong answer.On the other hand, I feel like that's the point. It means that the photo-taker won. They took a photo with just enough evidence to make you dig, but not enough that you can find it. I don't understand why anyone would take photos with any other goal in mind.

Formalhaut
08-22-2013, 01:47 AM
They took a photo with just enough evidence to make you dig,

Wat. Even a CIA agent with all the technological tools at his disposal would probably struggle triangulating a location.

Pike
08-22-2013, 01:48 AM
I'm not playing but ahahahaha Sarah your photos are the most Pacific Northwest thing I've ever seen I love it :heart: Makes me miss WA, but only a little :shobon:

Mister Adequate
08-22-2013, 01:54 AM
I'd guess Hong Kong. I'm not playing, but :monster:

Jiro
08-22-2013, 03:32 AM
I am guessing just because I think everybody needs to cheer up a little. :jess:

Perth, WA, Australia

Raistlin
08-22-2013, 05:32 AM
So I miss the easiest one while I was out of town earlier this week, and come back to this nonsense. :mad2:

Sent in my completely random guess.

Spuuky
08-22-2013, 05:52 AM
They took a photo with just enough evidence to make you dig,

Wat. Even a CIA agent with all the technological tools at his disposal would probably struggle triangulating a location.You grossly underestimate modern technology :C

Pumpkin
08-22-2013, 06:00 AM
And that concludes this supremely difficult round. The location was Metro Manila, Philippines

The scores for this round (with 50% taken off)

Denmark - 0
Endless - 0
sharkythesharkdogg - 314
Yerushalmi - 2137
Inferno - 3833
Pantz - 3903
Formalhaut - 3955
Raistlin - 4068
Vivi22 - 4253
Cim - 4252 + 250 = 4205 (strike x1)

Eliminated for missing 3 rounds in a row: The Summoner of Leviathan

And a cookie for guessers not in the scoreboard:
Mister Adequate - 692 miles off :cookie:
Jiro - 3238 miles off :cookie:
Spuuky - 8709 miles off :cookie:

Okay, 4 rounds plus an optional bonus round remaining.

ROUND NINE


Where am I?
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/A5.jpg http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/A4.jpg http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/A3.jpg http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/A2.jpg http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/A1.jpg Start guessing!

Beowulf
08-22-2013, 06:07 AM
Looks nice :3 I wanna guess...

Raistlin
08-22-2013, 06:21 AM
Who the fuck is from the Philippines to take that picture? And how the fuck did Endless and Denmark get it right on the nose? You people are insane.

Denmark
08-22-2013, 06:23 AM
god damn it endless

mine was pure mildly educated guess, nothing more

edit: "mildly educated" meaning: it doesn't look like any western architecture but it's clearly a sizable city. manila was the first eastern city i saw that looked close enough. and i think aicha lives there?

Yerushalmi
08-22-2013, 06:39 AM
What.


HOW DID YOU GET IT.


I had guessed Yekaterinburg, Russia. There are quite a few red-striped buildings there with the same style of architecture.

BUT HOW.

Jiro
08-22-2013, 06:41 AM
Who the smurf is from the Philippines to take that picture? And how the smurf did Endless and Denmark get it right on the nose? You people are insane.

Uh, say, 41-Inches-Wide perhaps?

Raistlin
08-22-2013, 07:32 AM
I try to know as little about you people as possible. It keeps my medication requirements down.

Formalhaut
08-22-2013, 07:44 AM
Why didn't I go with the Philippines. I WAS SO TEMPTED TO GO FOR IT. "Oh but Formy, the majority of members are from America, just go with logic for this one".

Smurf you Formy. Smurf you and your stupid brain.

EDIT: I should probably clarify why I thought the Philippines in the first place. I don't know, I just got an Eastern vibe from the image (which makes me wonder why I didn't smurfing go for it in the first place). First of all, there's there sort of misty haze surrounding the photo, which you generally get in Eastern areas, I can assume. Also, some of the houses seem very low to to ground and not akin to something of a shanty town (it isn't, it's just that short of style of low to the ground house. I'm probably not explaining myself well). Either way, that, and the weird atmosphere made me think 'Philippines'.

The reason why I asked people for a list of submitters was because I really wanted to see Pitye/LonlyPaperStar's name on that list. She was the only person I knew who lived in the country. If I saw her name, I would have gone with it, but I didn't know Aicha lived in the Philippines (I barely know her), and so with the only real evidence for it being the Philippines being like a mildly calculated stab, I just went smurf it and went with America. Statistically, with only TWO members in the Philippines, and like 90% of members being American, I have a more than likely stab at it being at least that.

But no, of course not. I was wrong by like half the entire smurfing globe. How I am still barely clinging on to a 'barely passable' 5th place is beyond me. I can't even be mad at Aicha for taking one photo because she's so darn cuute!

Endless
08-22-2013, 11:50 AM
What.


HOW DID YOU GET IT.


I had guessed Yekaterinburg, Russia. There are quite a few red-striped buildings there with the same style of architecture.

BUT HOW.

[01:28:36] <Endless|Awayyy> There, sent my dumb guess for this round of geoguessr
[01:29:00] <Endless|Awayyy> If I get less than 200 points, remind me to play the lottery

Dumb luck and educated guess.
I had a gut feeling it was Asia from the start, possibly China. I was pretty sure it wasn't Vietnam. So I searched for high rise buildings and skyscrapers in Asia. When I say I looked at thousands of diagrams, it is no joke. Same with pictures, but I never found the buildings in the image, not one of them. So out of frustration last night I was ready to say some city in China or Thailand, so I did a last minute google earth flyover and realized most big cities in China are coastal, and have roofs the wrong color, so I had to change and flew over other countries around. I was ready to say Hanoi (I had it typed in my PM to Shion) but changed my mind for Manila because it has a very high number of high rise buildings and skyscrapers, and had roofs the right colors (red or green or white).


ROUND NINE[/SIZE]


Where am I? http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/A5.jpg http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/A4.jpg http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/A3.jpg http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/A2.jpg http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/A1.jpg Start guessing!

I thought we were supposed to submit our own pictures? As it stands, I can name at least two (possibly three) different locations for these pictures and source them.

Yerushalmi
08-22-2013, 11:58 AM
I thought we were supposed to submit our own pictures? As it stands, I can name at least two (possibly three) different locations for these pictures and source them.

Same here. They're from at least three different cities miles apart. What's up with that?

Endless
08-22-2013, 01:20 PM
Make it <s>three</s> four for sure. I know where picture 1 is from but not the exact position, I know where picture 2 is precisely (I can show it on google street), I know who took picture 4 and where (but there's no google street in that area). I know who took picture 3 but not the exact location. Picture 5 looks like it's from yet another location (I found the same bridge on another picture that's on the river on the other side of the state).

Edit: found the google street of picture 5. It's all over the place, seriously (picture 2 and picture 5 are 62 miles apart).

Denmark
08-22-2013, 02:47 PM
i say guess the state/province, everyone gets a 0 this round, we move on

CimminyCricket
08-22-2013, 05:41 PM
SWEDEN

Pumpkin
08-22-2013, 05:42 PM
Sorry guys, I was given an exact location, but if you can guess the state, I'll give you a zero.

Rantz
08-22-2013, 06:01 PM
Here and there in Vermont. The location you were given is probably Windsor. :p

Endless
08-22-2013, 08:16 PM
It just dawned on me that picture 5 was taken from the other side of the border, which means this particular round spans two territories. xD

Sent my "guess" by PM, but I'll leave a hint here for those who struggle : Two states separated by the Connecticut River

Denmark
08-22-2013, 08:19 PM
google reverse image search is very obvious with this one.

sharkythesharkdogg
08-22-2013, 10:45 PM
Well it certainly looks like Vermont to me. That's my gut feeling from simply looking at the pictures.

So I'll go with Lebanon, Vermont because it's centrally located, and also near a state park.

Shorty
08-22-2013, 10:48 PM
You people are insane. I don't even know how you can get these.

Pumpkin
08-22-2013, 10:56 PM
Remember guys, you just need to guess the state. Sorry about the confusion.

Spuuky
08-22-2013, 11:08 PM
The very depths of Hell

Denmark
08-23-2013, 05:47 PM
You people are insane. I don't even know how you can get these.

these pictures are actually VERY iconic of the place where it is, so if you know what that place looks like, it's a cakewalk. just like your pictures were VERY PacNW

Pumpkin
08-23-2013, 06:07 PM
A bit under 12 hours left.

Pumpkin
08-24-2013, 04:18 AM
Less than 2 hours left!

Slothy
08-24-2013, 04:58 AM
Hell if I know. I'll go with New Hampshire.

Pumpkin
08-24-2013, 06:00 AM
And that concludes round nine! The location was Vermont! ish

Scores for this round:

Denmark - 0
Endless - 0
Inferno - 0
Pantz - 0
sharkythesharkdogg - 0
Yerushalmi - 0
Vivi22 - 106
Cim - 3670
Formalhaut - 3670 + 250 = 3920 (strike x1)
Raistlin - 3670 + 250 = 3920 (strike x1)


3 rounds left!

Round Ten

Where am I?

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/N4.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/N8.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/N3.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/N9.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/N7.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/N2.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/N1.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/N5.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/N6.jpg


Start guessing!

Endless
08-24-2013, 10:42 AM
So previous round detailed solutions:

Picture 1: Newport, VT (http://www.newenglandmagazine.com/vermont/newport/).

Picture 2: Hancock, VT (http://goo.gl/maps/Qlj6l).

Picture 3: Vermont (http://fineartamerica.com/featured/vermont-summer-day-david-england.html).

Picture 4: Morgan, VT (http://www.michaelyamatrouta.com/blog/?p=60).

Picture 5: Bridge between Windsor, VT and Cornish, NH (http://www.michaelyamatrouta.com/blog/?p=60). For the record, the picture is taken on the NH side of the bridge.

And I have round 10 figured already. A nice, easy one (no reverse search needed, ftr).

Formalhaut
08-24-2013, 04:43 PM
Oh crap I forgot a round :p

Pumpkin
08-25-2013, 05:56 AM
24 ish hours left

Yerushalmi
08-25-2013, 06:04 AM
It's in rounds like this I wish I was a pilot.

Rantz
08-25-2013, 05:24 PM
Jerusalem, Israel

sharkythesharkdogg
08-26-2013, 04:55 AM
Well, with the POMA cable gondola system I'm going to guess Manara, Israel .

Pumpkin
08-26-2013, 06:00 AM
Okay, and that ends our Round Ten! The answer was Kiryat Shemona

Scores for this round:

Denmark - 0
Endless - 0
Inferno - 0
sharkythesharkdogg - 0
Yerushalmi - 0
Pantz - 101
Vivi22 - 5037
Cim - 5037 + 250 = 5287 (strike x1)
Formalhaut - 5037 + 250 = 5287 (strike x2)
Raistlin - 5037 + 250 = 5287 (strike x2)


Two rounds left!

Round Eleven

Where am I?

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/SDC00538.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/SDC00542.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/SDC00539.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/E1.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/SDC00541.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/SDC00540.jpg

Start Guessing!

Formalhaut
08-26-2013, 10:49 AM
I was SLEEEPING :crying:

Yerushalmi
08-26-2013, 11:55 AM
I was SLEEEPING :crying:

For two days? :O_O:

Formalhaut
08-26-2013, 11:57 AM
I was SLEEEPING :crying:

For two days? :O_O:

No, it's like, I look at the round, and go, "Right, I'll do that later". I then go bed for the night, and then.... well.

I'm very forgetful.

Rantz
08-26-2013, 12:53 PM
Arlington, Texas

Formalhaut
08-27-2013, 04:16 AM
I suppose I should answer BEFORE I go to bed!


Googled, literally "Superman Ride". Came up in one of the results. And here's I thinking this would be a tough one!

Arlington, Texas, surely. SURELY.

sharkythesharkdogg
08-27-2013, 04:38 AM
The SuperMan Tower of Power is located in two places that I could find. Since I also see a Texas flag, I'm going with Arlington, Texas.

Formalhaut
08-27-2013, 04:40 PM
I should also say that the Texas flag pretty much narrowed down the Tower of Power Ride to my location. I neglected to mention it before because it was so damn obvious :P

Rantz
08-27-2013, 06:29 PM
I just did an image search for the name of the ride together with the city names. They looked quite different. Looking up what flag it was would have been my next step, though!

Pumpkin
08-27-2013, 06:50 PM
11 hours and 10 minutes left

Slothy
08-27-2013, 10:00 PM
It's in Texas. That's good enough for my non-googling self.

Pumpkin
08-28-2013, 06:00 AM
LAST ROUND (NOT INCLUDING SPECIAL BONUS ROUND)

ARE

YOU

READY

But first:

The location of the pictures was your moms basement Or Arlington, Texas

Scores for this round:

Denmark - 0
Endless - 0
Formalhaut - 0
Inferno - 0
Pantz - 0
sharkythesharkdogg - 0
Vivi22 - 0
Yerushalmi - 0
Cim - 0 + 250 = 250 (didn't even need a calculator)
Raistlin - 0 + 250 = 250


Round Twelve

Where am I?

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/O1.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/O4.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/O6.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/O3.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/O2.jpg

Start guessing!

Rantz
08-28-2013, 01:31 PM
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

sharkythesharkdogg
08-28-2013, 02:37 PM
It appears to be Belfast, Ireland?

Pumpkin
08-30-2013, 04:54 AM
BONUS ROUND TIME

You have 25 hours to answer the round 12 question and the bonus round question.

***Bonus round must be answered via PM
***Bonus round will remove 50% of your score if answered correctly
***Bonus round is optional

Where am I?

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/D3.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/D1.jpg
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/D2.jpg

Aaaaaaaaaaaand go

Denmark
08-30-2013, 05:48 AM
i'm not putting effort into bonus round because scoreboard

Yerushalmi
08-30-2013, 06:40 AM
i'm not putting effort into bonus round because scoreboard

Same here, but less because scoreboard and more because Shabbat.

Pumpkin
08-30-2013, 07:13 AM
I am fining you both 2000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 points