Huntinality 2

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Huntinality 2
Huntinality 2.0's founders (Clockwise from right: Fred Haring - CEO, Scarlet Tang - CFO, Brick Zander - CTO, Ruby Loach - COO)
Running TeamCardinality
No. of Registered Teams604
No. of Rounds5
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)39
Timeframe and Location
Start Time22-06-18, 10:00:00 A.M. PDT
Finishing Time (Winning Team)22-06-18, 6:54:16 P.M. PDT
Official End Time22-06-26, 7:00:00 P.M. PDT
Hunt LinkLink
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Huntinality 2, subtitled Huntinality 2.0, was the second iteration of Huntinality, run by Cardinality in June of 2022.

The hunt was themed around a beta test of a new web platform, which ultimately resulted in the internet rolling back to the era of GeoCities and other build-it-yourself websites of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Plot[edit | edit source]

When the hunt started, teams received a message from an intern (introduced as "Friemd") with Huntinality 2.0 welcoming to the beta test and telling them that the "features" they would be testing looked a lot like puzzles (of course, this was normal). However as solvers progressed through the beta test, they managed to force the new system to break things enough that the entire internet reverted back to the late 1990s.

When the breakdown occurred, teams received more messages from Intern Friemd, now telling them both that they messed up and that there was a possible way to fix things if they could find the Pigeon Messenger usernames of the three non-CEO members of Huntinality's board (Scarlet Tang, Brick Zander, and Ruby Loach). In order to do this, solvers had to explore their homepages and solve more puzzles.

Once solvers had each of the board members' usernames, they were able to contact them and convince them to help bring the internet back to modern standards. When all three were gathered, Friemd was revealed (partially by Brick) to be Fred (as Friemd is an anagram of I'M FRED). It was also revealed that Fred's webpage contains a device that can accomplish exactly what is needed. Fred warned solvers that it was locked behind an extremely difficult puzzle, and sent them off to wrap things up.

When solvers tried to input the answer to the final puzzle, however, they discovered that the site was so badly coded that the answer checker disappeared before they could submit. To get around this, the board members explain that they each have some of the components needed to build another version of the device. The problem was that these components were located on their personal Huntinality accounts, and none of them remembered their passwords.

If solvers managed to help them remember their passwords, they could then use them to log in as each of the board members, revealing a final set of mini-puzzles to solve, each resulting in a component that could be used to rebuild the device. When teams did accomplish this task, they were whisked back to the present-day internet, with absolutely nothing to show for it but a virus named Huntinality 2.0 on their computer (which was quickly removed by a more tech-savvy friend).

List of Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Beta Test[edit | edit source]

CFO (Scarlet Tang)[edit | edit source]

Scarlet's webpage is musical theatre-inspired, with curtains in the background, puzzle icons in the style of playbills, and marquee lighting around her name.

CTO (Brick Zander)[edit | edit source]

Brick's webpage is sci-fi inspired, with a black and blue color scheme and a circuit-pattern background.

COO (Ruby Loach)[edit | edit source]

Ruby's webpage is steampunk-inspired, with a page background of metal gears and parchment, spinning gears in the corners, and several balloon-based flying machines depicted.

Future Home of Haring Technologies[edit | edit source]

While this would theoretically be Fred Haring's webpage, it's just a solid grey background with an animated icon indicating it is "under construction".

Reviews and Write Ups[edit | edit source]

Leaderboard[edit | edit source]

Rank Team Solves Finish Time
1 ᦿ NEW TAI LUE WIRED MOUSE 44 2022-06-18 6:54:16 PM
2 Team Goomblor 44 2022-06-18 8:29:28 PM
3 Team Clue 44 2022-06-18 8:48:18 PM
4 internET MAnagers 39 2022-06-18 10:27:17 PM
5 We vote for entire messages that people say as team names 44 2022-06-18 11:02:01 PM
6 The C@r@line Syzygy 44 2022-06-19 3:11:25 AM
7 hello 👋 finally 😌 introducing ✨ Web 2.0 🌙 are ⭐️you 😍 girls 👭 ready 🙈 ? ok 👌 lets 🌚 go 🤩 44 2022-06-19 9:38:44 AM
8 Culms 2.0: The Munjening 44 2022-06-19 10:36:27 AM
9 Eggplant Parms 40 2022-06-19 10:54:21 AM
10 Ducky Charms 44 2022-06-19 5:47:20 PM
11 venture ca[pi]talists 44 2022-06-19 6:14:47 PM
12 enigMA TEch 44 2022-06-19 6:19:02 PM
14 The Flemish Giants 40 2022-06-19 8:08:30 PM
15 Frumious Bandersnatch 44 2022-06-20 12:15:41 AM
16 A Little Left Out 44 2022-06-20 1:39:45 AM
17 barbara kingsolver 44 2022-06-20 2:05:49 AM
18 Pluru 44 2022-06-20 4:34:40 AM
19 SLM Distributed Camelid Retail Innovations 44 2022-06-20 8:21:27 AM
20 Creative Operations & Design Executives 44 2022-06-20 8:40:23 AM
21 Tech Startup Beckoning Investors 44 2022-06-20 9:42:59 AM
22 🐱 44 2022-06-20 1:29:07 PM
23 Enterprising Campaign of /r/PictureGame 44 2022-06-20 1:30:56 PM
24 simplicissimus 44 2022-06-20 3:10:22 PM
25 plugh 44 2022-06-20 3:12:35 PM
26 Arithmancers Incorporated LLC 44 2022-06-20 5:59:05 PM
27 ghostbloods 44 2022-06-20 6:15:31 PM
28 The Blob Wizards 44 2022-06-20 6:33:54 PM
29 Yuki 43 2022-06-20 7:55:38 PM
30 Boar Dgamers Solving Mathpuzzles 39 2022-06-20 7:56:35 PM

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