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Won Klueless 2 !! – Not klueless anymore October 30, 2006

Posted by Ragesh G R in Unleashed.
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Ok, long time since I wielded my virtual pen. Depressed that there was very little intellectual stimulation in my life, other than the small Java programs I did for labs lately (Thanks Java, without you, I would have died of loneliness), I was feeling lonely and idle. Recently, I went through some of the interesting chapters of the world’s most famous detective novel, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Boy! was I inspired!. Being a Virgo (hence having an uncanny nack for attention to details or ‘klues’), I always looked up to Sherlock Holmes. How he saw things that others overlooked!

Hence the setting was perfect when IIM Indore’s Klueless 2 arrvived as part of their event IRISING. It is an online logical puzzle, that requires shrewd, clever and out of the box thinking, almost of detective kinda. You have to find the answers hidden in the clues to move to the next level. I had a taste of Klueless 1 last year, but we were having our exams, so we started late, and I left it. I always like to be the pioneer. The fact the game was already solved kinda dissolved my intererest. This time though, with Klueless2, it was different. We were waiting for it be released.

On 25th Oct, 8:00 p.m my friend aptly called Logic, informed me Klueless 2 was released. We open the game, and Viola! I was elated to find it was based on the very story hat inspired me. Perfect setting, I thought, coz it is interesting and since I have read the novel, I wuld have an edge. I cracked Leve1 and 2 with ease. Still Level 1 was very interesting I thought. Then got stuck on Level 3. Went to sleep.

The next day, we saw that we had quite some ground to cover. Soon enough, Logic and I were joined by another formidable combo of Sidd and Nitin. Then the remaining 4 days were colossal fun. We 4 put a conference, and ideas started richo-cheting like fireworks. Superb team work, everyone contributed and we cracked one level of Klueless 2 after another. With Sidd cracking level 3, I cracked levels 4, 5 and 6. Then again with Sidd cracking 7, I cracked 8 in a breeze, being a hardcore car fanatic, esp the Italiano. Logic and Nitin joined a little late but came full throttle and joined us in Level 9. Sidd cracked level 9 with a bit of ’90 degree thinking’. We were stuck on level 10. We had the correct answer but a mis spell. I sat up late into the night and cracked that one, so that we could start with 11.

Next day was similar. Sidd cracked 11, 12 and 13. We cracked till 13 then again stuck on 14th. Again I went on a late night session and cracked 14. Oh boy! was I so elated. Actually I had entered the right answer before but I had spelt it wrong. Again stuck on 15 level for sometime. But with ithe the fresh thinking and logic of the Arian Sidd, the attention to detail and logical analysis of Virgoan me, the creative logic of Leonine Srik, and the fair judgement and balance of Libran Nitin,.. Sidd and I cracked 15 simultaneously.

Then came 16. We all tried different logic but no avail. Most of us were concentrated on planets, though Logic has a gut feeling its something else. He was right, then eventually some ingenious searching by Sidd cracked that.. We cracked 17 with help of Josh.. Then came 18, Logic gave the all important logic, then all the 4 of us developed it. Still a misslpelling prooved costly. Eventually I saw in the blog about the spelling error and corrected it. I enered the correct answer with the correct spelling and Viola! 18 was cracked.

On 28th oct, I and almost everyone played 20 hours of Kluelesss 2 from 6:00 a.m to 2:00 a.m. Then came 19. stuck on it for sometime, another searching by Sidd did it. Then came 20th. Sidd and I were thinking, we had browse through many of the previous levels to crack this one. We were getting new ideas, finally Sidd tried one and thats it! We won!!. The CSE B quadro cracked it..

I have hooked many of my friends on to the game. All have become addicted to it! By this time, D Pravin, our friend who started a little late, would have finished Klueless 2.

And what a pleasant surprise today(30/10/200), I found our names in the Klueless 2 Hall of Fame.!!

Siddharth – 12

Ragesh(Me) – 14

Srikanth L – 17

Nitin – 21

The pride, the joy, the intellectual stimulation was something incomparable. Will never forget. The best thing it did for me is I am very fresh now. I sharpened up my brain, its now as active as I wanted it to be. All the synapses are buzzing with Na+, K+ charges flowing through electrolites. Back to my project and looking forward to Klueless 3. Thanks all the guys! We Rock..