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Secrets Inside the Box

by Wuzzy » Sat Oct 06, 2018 23:07

Inside The Box is one of my favourite servers. It also has a couple of nice secrets. In this thread I like to collect them. ALL OF THEM! :D

WARNING: For obvious reasons, this thread will contain a ton of spoilers. Do not read ahead if you do not want to get spoiled. You have been warned!

+ The Nexus
+ Soft spoilers: This only tells you what secrets there are
+ Hard spoilers: All the secrets I know of so far (part 1)
+ Hard spoilers: All the secrets I know of so far (part 2)


If you found any secret, please post them. :) If you think you have a clue to something, but did not yet quite solve the mystery, that's also nice. Wild speculations are also fun.

Maybe one day the collected secrets will be posted on the Minetest Wiki to make it all more readable. Maybe.
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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Lone_Wolf » Sun Oct 07, 2018 02:54

Big thanks to my slow internet. I caught a glimpse of this before a mapblock loaded
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activated nexus block, a few torches. and a tunnel that goes down and then stops. Possibly unfinished?

And about the meeting room: It says 'Erase the board after meetings'. It's not erased. So wouldn't that mean the meeting was still going on?
Something might be invisible...
 

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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by v-rob » Sun Oct 07, 2018 19:55

Actually, in the meeting room, there are three switches. If you look at your screenshot with the brightness, there is a switch next to the whiteboard. So that makes three switches: Two turned off, and one turned on.

As for the broken box with no entrance, the entrance does exist. Go to the tutorial and look straight up right next to the teleporter. It's not a very helpful entrance, but it is one nonetheless.

Another, rather useless, secret is that you can go to the buildings with the ratings above them in the Play section and go to the one with the flat eyes and mouth. From there, you can jump to the top of the tutorial area, although there's nothing on top of it.

Of course, something might happen if you toggle the correct switches in the library under the Build section, but I doubt it.
 

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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Wuzzy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 00:38

That is quite an amazing fine, Lone_Wolf. But I also guess it's just an unfinished section, especially since there is already a Nexus block placed.

As for the broken box with no entrance, the entrance does exist. Go to the tutorial and look straight up right next to the teleporter. It's not a very helpful entrance, but it is one nonetheless.

That path does not lead you to the huge broken box, however. You can replay the tutorial to get teleported to the place you went to after getting introduced to the Main Islands. You might remember … The downside is, you have to replay the ENTIRE tutorial. But you will not teleport to the large broken box, but something else. Look around carefully. From up there, you can see the broken box, too, but I have found no way to reach it.
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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by v-rob » Mon Oct 08, 2018 03:40

Wuzzy wrote:
As for the broken box with no entrance, the entrance does exist. Go to the tutorial and look straight up right next to the teleporter. It's not a very helpful entrance, but it is one nonetheless.

That path does not lead you to the huge broken box, however. You can replay the tutorial to get teleported to the place you went to after getting introduced to the Main Islands. You might remember … The downside is, you have to replay the ENTIRE tutorial. But you will not teleport to the large broken box, but something else. Look around carefully. From up there, you can see the broken box, too, but I have found no way to reach it.


Well, what I mean is the place in the nexus where you go to replay the tutorial, not after the tutorial. The entrance is straight up and impossible to get up, but it is the only path there that I can see.
 

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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Wuzzy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 15:46

Oh, now I understand! That's interesting. I never noticed that drop hole.

Speculation: Maybe you get teleported to The Broken Box after completing the tutorial in a special way, or finding a secret exit, or something. There are quite a few secrets in the tutorial, after all, and maybe not all of them have been discovered yet.

Hmmmmm …
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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Christian_Soldier » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:21

I think that the "entrance" to the broken box is actually an exit.
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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Christian_Soldier » Tue Oct 09, 2018 14:06

Lone_Wolf wrote:And about the meeting room: It says 'Erase the board after meetings'. It's not erased. So wouldn't that mean the meeting was still going on?
Something might be invisible...

Maybe the people that used to be there (in the story of Inside The Box) had to leave before they could finish...maybe because of an emergency...
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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by sofar » Tue Oct 09, 2018 18:30

This thread is awesome. It may just be enough motivation for me to add more content again - I've been really really busy with work, but we're headed into the darker winter months and I will have some more time to sit down soon, I hope.
 

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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Christian_Soldier » Tue Oct 09, 2018 20:35

sofar wrote:This thread is awesome. It may just be enough motivation for me to add more content again - I've been really really busy with work, but we're headed into the darker winter months and I will have some more time to sit down soon, I hope.

Awesome. :)
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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Christian_Soldier » Tue Oct 09, 2018 20:40

Hey, do you guys know how to get into all of the Tutorial secrets yet?
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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by v-rob » Tue Oct 09, 2018 23:13

Christian_Soldier wrote:
Lone_Wolf wrote:And about the meeting room: It says 'Erase the board after meetings'. It's not erased. So wouldn't that mean the meeting was still going on?
Something might be invisible...

Maybe the people that used to be there (in the story of Inside The Box) had to leave before they could finish...maybe because of an emergency...


Well, if you look at some of the later tutorials and the broken boxes in the nexus, that actually seems rather probable. There are quite a few things to support that claim.
 

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Tutorial Secrets

by Wuzzy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:56

I am starting to write down the first Tutorial secrets. But first, something about terminals:

+ Hints about Terminals
+ Secrets of Tutorials 1 and 2


Hint: To re-enter any tutorial, use the /enter command and the number in the list of boxes.
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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by v-rob » Mon Nov 12, 2018 07:35

Alright, everybody! I've noticed a few updates to Inside the Box! First off, the meeting room has changed. There are more lights behind bars inside, and the whiteboard now says "You forgot to erase the sign, again!"

Also, in the Create building on the very top floor behind one of the green create teleport panels, there is a pressure plate that doesn't seem to do anything. I listened when I pressed it but I didn't notice anything.

I haven't checked out the tutorials yet, but they also might have some updates.

It seems sofar kept his word when he said that he might start making some new content again ;-)
 

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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Christian_Soldier » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:49

v-rob wrote:Alright, everybody! I've noticed a few updates to Inside the Box! First off, the meeting room has changed. There are more lights behind bars inside, and the whiteboard now says "You forgot to erase the sign, again!"

Also, in the Create building on the very top floor behind one of the green create teleport panels, there is a pressure plate that doesn't seem to do anything. I listened when I pressed it but I didn't notice anything.

I haven't checked out the tutorials yet, but they also might have some updates.

It seems sofar kept his word when he said that he might start making some new content again ;-)

Awesome! I'll go back on Inside The Box again today, then.
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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by v-rob » Mon Nov 12, 2018 20:09

Actually, the pressure plate was removed, so it was likely a mistake.
 

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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Nore » Mon Nov 12, 2018 21:23

I so loooove this topic :). Things are being added, don't worry, and there is much, much you haven't found yet. Of course, we won't tell you what -- keep searching!
 

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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Wuzzy » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:05

I know there's a secret in box 260. But I'm not exposing it … yet. But I give a hint: When you have already finished the box, it should be rather easy to figure out … with an axe!

EDIT:
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The Scores Pressure Plate

by Wuzzy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 00:32

Guys! I just have huuuge news! This could change EVERYTHING!
Note from now on I will no longer use the spoiler tag, if you're that deep reading into the thread, you have seen tons of spoilers already. Now for the news:

On the Main Islands, on the island with the name “Scores”, I have found a hidden pressure plate!!! I will dub this “The Scores Pressure Plate”.

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Go to these coordinates: X=22, Y=-14.5, Z=-94

Now, what does it do? No idea! If I step on it, I hear no sound. And I don't see a change … So if this thing triggers something, it must be far away. I am almost certain this thing is no accident. It HAS to mean something …

Why is this huge news? Well, it's the first hidden mechanism that has ever been found on the Main Islands! Also, it strongly suggests the Forest Pedestal could actually mean something, and there really is a hidden nexus. Why? Because if there's a mechanism, there must be something that is triggered. And if there is something that is triggered, that could potentially open access to some secret. And that secret could be … the nexus cube that fits on the Forest Pedestal!

If the pressure plate triggers anything, the thing that is triggered has to make a sound. So it's very important to keep listening. But the fact that I hear nothing when stepping on the pressure plate suggests that either the pressure plate is a decoy or the thing being triggered is very far away. Or maybe it's part of a more complicated mechanism.

Several hypothesis of what the pressure plate could mean:

- It's a decoy
- This is related to the Forest Pedestal and could help us finding the nexus cube that would fit on it.
- It opens a secret somewhere, once. Unlikely, that secret might have been found already. The pressure plate is not THAT well hidden and someone might already have stepped on it ages ago
- It opens a secret somewhere, but only for a limited time. I think this is much more likely. Given the huge size of the whole Main Islands, it's certainly possible the secret is very far away, and so far away that a single player couldn't reach it in time. In that case, we'd need to collaborate: One player keeps stepping on the pressure plate, and all other players run around, looking everywhere and looking and HEARING if anything happens around them.
- It triggers something, but not on its own. Maybe there are more pressure plates in the Main Islands, and each of them has to be stepped on by someone to actually open the secret.

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In other news, I also have noticed the text on the whiteboard in the Meeting Room has changed:

“You forgot to erase the
sign, again!”

Interesting … Are THEY mocking us? [EDIT: Oops, I just realized this is an old find, dating back to 2018 … My fault!]

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I have updated the first post and included both new secrets in the first post.
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Re: The Scores Pressure Plate

by Christian_Soldier » Tue Sep 10, 2019 00:59

Wuzzy wrote:Guys! I just have huuuge news! This could change EVERYTHING!...

Wow, this IS a huge find. I also found a pressure plate in the "Create" dome. It's behind one of the green teleporters on the top floor. There's also one in the "Play" building.

I think we need to activate all the pressure plates at the same time for something to happen. Though I might be wrong, or there might even be a fourth one.

We all need to join the server together at a scheduled time so we can try this (or other things) out.

I'm so excited! We may have found the key(s) to this whole mystery! :)
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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Wuzzy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 01:30

Wow, nice!
So that makes 3 pressure plates: One for Scores, one for Play and one for Create … So one pressure plate for each of the named islands. :-)

Yes, let's meet together someday. I will be there in IRC.

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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Lone_Wolf » Tue Sep 10, 2019 02:05

It's been a while but IIRC there were 4. I won't reveal the location of it though. There is a slight chance it was only the exit to the secret room though
 

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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Christian_Soldier » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:05

Wuzzy wrote:Yes, let's meet together someday. I will be there in IRC.

Umm... I'm a little confused about what IRC is. Is it some sort of chatting program or something?
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Re: Secrets Inside the Box

by Lone_Wolf » Tue Sep 10, 2019 16:12

Christian_Soldier wrote:
Wuzzy wrote:Yes, let's meet together someday. I will be there in IRC.

Umm... I'm a little confused about what IRC is. Is it some sort of chatting program or something?

Google it
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Re: The Scores Pressure Plate

by micheal65536 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 19:18

Christian_Soldier wrote:Wow, this IS a huge find. I also found a pressure plate in the "Create" dome. It's behind one of the green teleporters on the top floor. There's also one in the "Play" building.

I think we need to activate all the pressure plates at the same time for something to happen. Though I might be wrong, or there might even be a fourth one.

We all need to join the server together at a scheduled time so we can try this (or other things) out.

I'm so excited! We may have found the key(s) to this whole mystery! :)

Wuzzy wrote:So that makes 3 pressure plates: One for Scores, one for Play and one for Create … So one pressure plate for each of the named islands. :-)

None of this is new. Myself and a few other players have known about the pressure plates on the Scores and Create islands for ages, and more recently the one on the Play island. We have tried every combination we could think of from standing on all three at the same time to standing on each one in turn to jumping up and down or running backwards and forwards to toggle them quickly, and nothing happened.

Lone_Wolf wrote:It's been a while but IIRC there were 4. I won't reveal the location of it though. There is a slight chance it was only the exit to the secret room though

I only remember 3. The secret room (if we're talking about the same secret room, that is) had a pressure plate inside that didn't appear to do anything and a button to open the exit.
 

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