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CLOSED - Find the 12 mistakes and Win 1.000 Drachmas.

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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
12 April, 2017, 3:45 PM UTC


Can you find the twelve mistakes in the above picture? Please submit these in a post below or PM me these. Contest ends April 23rd 12:00 noon (UTC).


Here is a link to a higher res zoomable version of the above image.

Good luck all! :-)
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Kakos
13 April, 2017, 12:55 PM UTC
Is that a Bofors up on the roof???
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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
13 April, 2017, 1:01 PM UTC
Kakos said:

Is that a Bofors up on the roof???
True, although more commonly referred to as an AM Gun, an Anti-Minotaur gun. ;-)
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Kakos
13 April, 2017, 1:18 PM UTC
The Irate Penguin said:

an Anti-Minotaur gun. ;-)
LMAO!!
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
13 April, 2017, 1:29 PM UTC
It's hard...How about 1000 Drachmas for the winner?
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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
13 April, 2017, 2:02 PM UTC

Alyona Kolomiitseva said:


It's hard...How about 1000 Drachmas for the winner?

Then we'll need some rules: the first person to find all 12 mistakes gets the pot. Should no one get all answers right, the sum will be given to the player with most correct answers at the end of the contest April 23rd 12:00 noon UTC  (in case of a tie, the 1.000 Dr. will be divided amongst all high scorers),

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Kakos
13 April, 2017, 2:29 PM UTC

What I see so far ( not even sure some of them count as mistakes)


1) The ant-aircraft gun

2) The flag on the roof, no flags back then.

3) The statue front-right is out of position

4) "Xerxes go home".. vandals! lol

5) No shadows for any of the soldiers 

6)The blue plant (not sure)

7) The pink cloth on the left (not sure)

8) The shadow of the right kneeling statue (not sure)

9) Half of the sentries hold their shields in the left hand (not sure)

10) The gardener holding the scythe behind him (not sure)

11) No shadow on the front-right tree (not sure)

12) The spike is missing on the top right corner of the temple (not sure)


Not looking very promissing, does it? heheh
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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
13 April, 2017, 2:48 PM UTC

Kakos said:


What I see so far ( not even sure some of them count as mistakes)

[...]

6 out of 12, a very good start :-)

And I'll add a clue for all: shadows were in no way changed or removed, neither from objects nor from people. Perhaps some additions to the picture come with their own shadows, but then the solution would be naming the newly introduced item, not simply its shadow. 

I've taken a look at the original and the above copy on a high res monitor and I don't recognise any differences in the shadows but depending on your monitor, resolution and colour depth, as well as the fact the images were screen-captured in jpeg and stored in png might conceivably have altered the colour palette ever so slightly. 

So I'm planting a flag here saying: forget shadows :-).


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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
13 April, 2017, 3:15 PM UTC
Kakos said:

4) "Xerxes go home".. vandals! lol

That's my favorite! 
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Wy San Luis
13 April, 2017, 6:00 PM UTC
"Those who seek to die will live, and those who seek to live will die."
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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
13 April, 2017, 6:43 PM UTC

Wy San Luis said:


You see me duly impressed, and a trifle saddened that I am forced to say ...

11 of 12, almost but not quite there yet.

Regrettably, the two small boats in the northern canal count as one mistake:-(. I hope you do not think this too unfair, but remember that life was a constant struggle in Hellas, always in danger of having The Fates meddle in mortal affairs :-).

I'm off for the evening but will check back in the morning, confident that we will then be able to crown a deserving winner.

Nighty-night
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Kakos
13 April, 2017, 11:41 PM UTC

The Irate Penguin said:


Wy San Luis said:


You see me duly impressed, and a trifle saddened that I am forced to say ...

11 of 12, almost but not quite there yet.

Regrettably, the two small boats in the northern canal count as one mistake:-(. I hope you do not think this too unfair, but remember that life was a constant struggle in Hellas, always in danger of having The Fates meddle in mortal affairs :-).

I'm off for the evening but will check back in the morning, confident that we will then be able to crown a deserving winner.

Nighty-night
P.




Great effort indeed but what is wrong about the boat(s), wrong shape for the period?

Also, I have a Samsung S27G500 monitor and all I see in 5,6 and 12 is just empty spaces!  

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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
14 April, 2017, 4:19 AM UTC

Kakos said:

Great effort indeed but what is wrong about the boat(s), wrong shape for the period?Also, I have a Samsung S27G500 monitor and all I see in 5,6 and 12 is just empty spaces!  

I'm afraid you might have misunderstood the task slightly: we are not looking for historical mistakes, but rather mistakes in comparison to the depiction of the War Council in-game; for example at position 5 stands a priest in the original.

Cheers
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Kakos
14 April, 2017, 7:36 AM UTC

The Irate Penguin said:

I'm afraid you might have misunderstood the task slightly: we are not looking for historical mistakes, but rather mistakes in comparison to the depiction of the War Council in-game; for example at position 5 stands a priest in the original.

Cheers
P.

I see said the blind man.. me make big boo-boo here, doh.. lol

Well the only thing that I can see is that (maybe!!) Athena's spear is missing but all credit should go to Wy San Louis I believe.
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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
14 April, 2017, 8:12 AM UTC

Kakos said:


[...]

I see said the blind man.. me make big boo-boo here, doh.. lol

Well the only thing that I can see is that (maybe!!) Athena's spear is missing but all credit should go to Wy San Louis I believe.

You found 6 mistakes, Wy added 5 more. IMO it's all very simple now: he, or she. who identifies all 12 mistakes correctly (or submits a drawing à la Wy) gets the dough :-)

On your marks, set, ... P. :-)

PS: Nope, it's not a missing spear. I did early on attempt to equip one of the guards with a Kalashnikov but later discarded that idea, the pixel depth is simply not there for such minute changes.

Final tip: The 12th mistake is perhaps difficult to spot, but is in no way particularly small, not some mean-spirited displacement of a few pixels.

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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
14 April, 2017, 2:02 PM UTC

And we have a winner: Kakos! (submitted by PM)


PS: Alyona, Kakos will be PM'ing you with his city coordinates :-)

Thanks all for playing!!
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Drag-Theseus
Moderator
14 April, 2017, 5:13 PM UTC
Congratz Kakos ! 
I'm just Time Lord....
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Wy San Luis
15 April, 2017, 2:41 AM UTC

LOL.. I overlooked one and 1,000 drachamas fly away from me.

Congrats though kakos..

Waiting for more contest penguin..
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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
15 April, 2017, 9:02 AM UTC

Wy San Luis said:


LOL.. I overlooked one and 1,000 drachamas fly away from me.

Congrats though kakos..

Waiting for more contest penguin..

Yes, a pity, you did so well. When I first glanced over your post I was sure you had it, alas one boat made the difference:-(.

There will be more contests, just have to get the rewards financed and approved :-).

Happy Easter!

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Kakos
15 April, 2017, 9:06 AM UTC

Thanks guys


.. and bring it on Wy..  hehehe
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