How to solve the "What's my name" security question puzzle
There is a giant rectangle floating above me that says 2 things:
- Please answer this security question
- Security question hint: my first half is what it is my second half is half of what made it
And there are 8 blocks on the grounds I'm assuming I'm supposed to arrange into a word. I've got all the letters written down by block but nothing is jumping out at me. Any help?
It's just a bunch of letters. Here they are grouped by block: 1. G M S A 2. T N H B 3. Z Q E X/K (not sure on this last letter) 4. M S A G 5. T N H B 6. V O I C 7. N H B T 8. R L F Y
@Jarrod You can edit additional information into the body of your question by hitting the "Edit" link, located in the lower left of the question here. It'll make the additional info easier to see if it's there rather than in the comments. :)
Intriguing puzzle.. perhaps if you explained the rules for solving these, someone could help you. I can only make two words from the first half: STEM and AHEM. The second half half NITY? As in "ETER-NITY", or something.
I can't edit, but here's a link to an image of the room from another thread: http://i.imgur.com/S6Ydr.jpg
There are 2 cubes for "A G M S", 3 for "B H N T", 1 for "C I O U/V", 1 for "E K/Q X Z" and 1 for "F L R Y". We can rotate a cube by holding it and changing the perspective. I tried "NAMETRON" but it does nothing... >.<
The rules: there are eight cubes, each with a "letter" on all four visible sides (can't see top or bottom). Jarrod listed the sides of each cube. They need to be organized in a 3-D space to answer the two hints above. It's possible that the "halves" referenced mean that there is one eight-character word (made of two four-character halves), but it's also possible that the cubes need to spell another word when viewing from the side.
I really want the answer to be metatron. Each time I try spelling it though - no dice. It would make sense, given that there's a Metatron's Cube, and meta could be a meaning for 'it is what it is'. Spelling spread out, packed in tight - either way it doesn't appear to solve it.
There's also a thread on http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/961239-fez/62533971 for this puzzle. No dice yet. I'm wondering if the "halves" aren't even. 5 letter word, then 3 letter word or something?
There are 8! arrangements of cubes with one set of 3 identical cubes and another set of 2 identical cubes so 8!/3!2! so 3360 different arrangements of cubes. Each of the 8 cubes can have one of 4 rotations so 4^8 = 65536 possible rotation arrangements so 65536*3360=220200960 possible answers if I remember my combinatorial math correctly. Brute forcing this one seems unpleasant especially when we can't rule out non-words or be guaranteed of how this breaks down
Even throwing the possible letter sets into an anagram generator that does dictionary look-up against real words would still require 40960 separate entries into the anagram generator and then you'd have to sift through the results to find those that fit the hints and that assumes that we're looking for a real word/words here.
another red "heart" cube piece will appear. (image)
Confirmed multiple times @ http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/961239-fez/62544821. This is the answer. Upvote at your leisure.
Where does Metatron come from? Are we just supposed to find the answer or is it found by translating some text somewhere?
You need to translate the floating pillar. As per the hints in the question details, META "is what it is" and TRON "is half of what made it" (Polytron, the game dev). The trick was really reading the blocks vertically with your head tilted.
I can confirm that this worked for me, but only if I made "METATRON" face the door. The picture shows that but it is not clear from the answer that that is required.
I cannot spell Metatron with the blocks i have, no matter which way I rotate my head. I do not have the same symbols that are shown above!
@TomThorogood You may have to rotate some of the blocks individually, by rotating the camera while holding a block.
Man, the input on this is so picky. I got Metatron on my own, and then realized that it needed to be right-to-left, but wouldn't have ever gotten vertical or spin-to-back-to-submit on my own…
EDIT: Metatron is the correct answer, if it doesn't work right away, try rotating the screen.
I've tried both nametron and metatron without any luck (see pictures below).
Maybe there are several possible answer for this puzzle. I'll see if I can spell gametron next.
Turns out I had to rotate the screen and back to the answer for it to work. (Metatron is the right one)
You can actually find the awnser multiple ways. First is what @Sean said, the second way is to talk to all the owls. One of the owls says "the 64 bit god" and flys off. This was my thinking:
- 64 bit god translates to metatron.
- Obelisk looks like thing from 2001 space odesy.
- Monkeys worshiped obelisk in 2001.
- Obelisk = god
- God = metatron
Also, one of the owls sings something like "hexaedron, octaedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron", which in the end looks like to be a reference to Metatron's cube: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metatron%27s_Cube