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Goldbergian puzzle?

Postby Moondragon007 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:41 pm

Since the wiki is not likely to return anytime soon, can somebody please give me some hints on how to solve that goldurn Goldbergian Door puzzle????

I need more specific hints than "collect items and combine them". I already figured that part out, thanks.

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Re: Goldbergian puzzle?

Postby Kinak » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:51 am

Hmmmm, well, each of the items has an input and an output. You're trying to chain together enough to get a long gadget with the right output at the end.

For full spoilerage, I'm sure someone can post a chart of all the inputs and outputs, but I'd like to think there are enough clues on the items to piece it together.

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Re: Goldbergian puzzle?

Postby xKiv » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:12 pm

Worst case, you use each item once in first position to check its output, and a second time in second position to check its input. Not sure if you can just chain each item twice in a row. (you do *not* need to make a full chain to check just the first two items).
The most difficult part is deciding wich chain of items to go with in the end, assuming you still have plenty.

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Re: Goldbergian puzzle?

Postby Moondragon007 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:44 pm

I tested as many as I could, and plugged them into a spreadsheet..... As I suspected, the objects together run all the combinations of inputs and outputs. Since there's seven possibilities (crushing, heating, pulling, pushing. shooting, startling, and watering), that makes 42 total. Without a beginning and end point, I have no idea how to solve it.

Can somebody post a spoiler? I promise to use it as sparingly as possible.

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Re: Goldbergian puzzle?

Postby xKiv » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:15 pm

The beginning can be anything you want.
The ending must match whatever the puzzle says is at the end. I don't have spoilers for that.
Fit one chain long enough to reach the end (I think that's 5 or 6 items?) to see what output needs to be at the end.
Then fit another chain with that at the end.

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Re: Goldbergian puzzle?

Postby fallenkitsune » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:57 pm

I'm at level 30 and I'm at the door trying to figure out this Goldbergian's door but the option to construct something isn't there. What am I doing wrong??

I also know this is an old topic but its the only relevant one to my problem here.

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Re: Goldbergian puzzle?

Postby xKiv » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:55 pm

I see the option and I finished the quest long ago (without retconning in between, of course).
Do you have any of the applicable items?
Did you defeat all subbosses? (I don't know if defeating any number of them is necessary, but it can't hurt)
Are your normal quests complete?

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Re: Goldbergian puzzle?

Postby Cristiona » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:00 pm

I believe you need to kill all the sub bosses before you can access the door puzzle.
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