Another CWoT Frequently Asked Questions


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You will have to download pictures and sound files from this site in order to complete the levels and you may have to download certain freeware or shareware programs from the internet to manipulate or adjust those files. Make sure you pay attention because not having the capability to complete these levels does not give you license to use cheat sites.

You must be at least 13 years old to join the CWoT forum. Although anyone is welcome to play this game, CWoT 2 is considered an adult site and adult behavior is expected and enforced within the forum community. We do not post or condone overtly offensive behavior, but we are not the personality police, so if you are easily offended you need to browse as a guest before you decide to join.

CWoT 2 is free to play. Our site is ad-free and we do not use spyware or adware. Off site searching and program downloads are not guaranteed by CWoT 2.

Most of the pictures used in creating levels are downloaded from open license or free-share sites like Pixabay. We have respected the copyright provisions where it was possible to do so. If you happen to come across an image that belongs to you and would like it removed, please contact admin with your request and proof of ownership. We will comply immediately. Any other content found on this site is considered copyrighted materials and may not be used outside CWoT 2 without our written permission.

Below are answers to other common questions that Team CWoT is asked on a daily basis. If you see a question below that you want answered, just select it and you will be taken to the answer.

Thank you,

Team CWoT




Level Specific Questions

1) What will I need to play this game?

2) What are egg pages?

3) Will I need to save all the level notes?

4) What is a source code and how do I view it?

5) I found a code, but I don't know how to decode it. Will someone tell me what it says so I can move on?

6) I don't know how to use [insert program name here]. Can someone tell me what I need to do?

Forum Specific Questions

7) Why are the hints in the forum so obscure?

8) Some of my forum posts now say "spoiler edit" in the place of some of my words. Am I in trouble for posting spoilers without meaning to?

9) I noticed my posts have disappeared and my post count has gone down. Why did my previous posts disappear?

Site Specific Questions

10) Is ACWoT hiring Moderators? How can I get a job at ACWoT?

11) Am I allowed to post links to other games in the ACWoT forum?

12) Is ACWoT going to be translated to other languages?

Miscellaneous Questions

13) Why do I see this site called ACWoT and other times CWoT 2? Which is it?

14) I made a level myself, will you include in ACWoT?

15) I tried playing on my smartphone and I can't progress, how come?

16) Where can I find hints or clues to levels?

17) I came to a page that says "Temp End" what does that mean?

FAQs Answers

What will I need to play this game?

In order to play, solve and complete the ACWoT levels, you will need several things. First you will need an internet connection and web browser. You will also need to know how to use search engines, think outside the box and identify clues. As far as software goes, you will need photo viewing and editing software (PhotoShop, GIMP, etc.), audio/video viewing and editing software (Audacity, Movie Studio, etc.), office software for spreadsheets, word documents, PDFs, etc (LibreOffice, MS Office, etc), as well as items to open zip files, and read text files. All of the required software can be found as freeware, shareware or open source software. We have gone out of our way to make sure the programs necessary are available to players for free. If you do not have the permissions necessary to download these programs or you simply don't want to put them on your computer then this game is not for you.

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What are egg pages?

Egg pages are web pages within a level that have additional information in them. Sometimes the information is helpful and sometimes the information is essential. Not every level will have egg pages, but you should ALWAYS search for them. You find egg pages by making educated guesses within the URL.

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Will I need to save all the level notes?

It is in your best interest to take notes on level solves, methods and ideas. A lot of the solving techniques are recycled, combined or referenced later in the game. Having proper notes will aid you in making faster solves. It is also recommended that you save all user names and passwords so you don't have to resolve an older level to progress. As a member of the site, you will have access to the Member Portal which offers a free notepad to type and store information as needed.

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What is a source code and how do I view it?

The source code is the raw data file sent to your browser from the server. It is the blueprint of the rendered page that you view. Every web page is written in various internet codes and scripting languages in a page called the source. There are different ways to view the source code of the page you are viewing. In Chrome for Windows, for example, you can use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl + U". You can also use the file view in your browser. In the top left corner of your browser window you have drop down menus such as File, Edit, View, etc. They may be slightly different depending on the browser you are using, but the principle is the same. Choose View, then from the drop-down menu choose View Page Source. Alternatively, there is usually a View Source option in your context menu (right click menu). You should do this to every web page you come to while playing this game, including error pages.

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I found a code, but I don't know how to decode it. Will someone tell me what it says so I can move on?

Absolutely not. Decoding is part of solving the level. If you don't know how to do something it is time to learn. Everything you need to know for this game is searchable on the internet. This includes tutorials and decoding information. Our Moderators are more than happy to check your progress for you and keep you from straying too far off the beaten path, but they will not solve the level for you or do the work for you. You will learn a lot of different things throughout the course of this game. If learning isn't your idea of a good time then this game is not for you.

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I don't know how to use [insert program name here]. Can someone tell me what I need to do?

Learning to use the programs required for solving the riddle is your job. We don't make our riddles dependent upon expert knowledge, so the basic skills covered in your individual programs' help feature will be sufficient. We also have a technical question and answer area within our forum and you may join and post program specific questions, but your posts must be spoiler free (also refrain from stating which level you need the program for) and you will have to wait until another interested member has the time to help you out.

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Why are the hints in the forum so obscure?

Hints are just that; hints. No one at ACWoT is going to give you the answers. Our forum is free to join and our staff is carefully picked and trained to help all our players work through the riddles on their own. In all the time we have been online we have never come across a valid reason to hand out the answers to any player. In order to expedite the help you're searching for you must always make sure you list your level number in your PM and include a link to the exact page you're working on (Do NOT post these items in the forum itself ONLY through private messages to admin or a moderator). You will have to explain what you've already tried and show your work. Posting or PMing "Please help me," isn't going to be enough.

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Some of my forum posts now say "spoiler edit" in the place of some of my words. Am I in trouble for posting spoilers without meaning to?

No. The nature of the game causes some players to have the answers or portions of the answers before they realize it. Often the level only makes complete sense to a player after the final solution is found. You are encouraged to post your questions in an open thread. Of course we want you to be careful not to blatantly post spoilers, and there are consequences for players who deliberately do so, but we recognize that most players simply don't realize what a spoiler is until after they have solved the level. Our Moderators simply go through and edit out the spoilers, then do their best to hint the player along.

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I noticed my posts have disappeared and my post count has gone down. Why did my previous posts disappear?

On a regular basis the Moderators clean out the threads. This means they go through them one by one and delete any posts that repeat a question already asked and answered in the thread. They also delete posts that are not relevant to hinting toward a solution, such as celebratory posts when someone completes a level or general comments on a level. This is not because your post was inappropriate or because we are mean. The sole purpose of the deletion is to keep the threads streamlined and less confusing for players. People are more likely to read through them and use them to help themselves if they are short and to the point. We encourage comments and celebrations. We have set up a General Discussion area in the forum where players are encouraged to create their own threads and hang out. These threads are not deleted regularly. They are Moderated, of course, but it is an area where you can kick back and be yourself. If you have your posts deleted due to a violation of some sort you will be contacted privately by a Moderator and the violation will be explained to you.

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Is ACWoT hiring Moderators? How can I get a job at ACWoT?

ACWoT is rarely actively looking for new Moderators. We are extremely well staffed and pride ourselves on fast responses to posts and PMs. Our Moderators are hand chosen by BLiZZ based on their level of riddle completion, their participation around the forum in the hint threads and general recreation areas, their ability to get along well with other members, and their geographical location and times of availability. We like to have the forum covered by staff from all the most common time zones and geographical areas. You're welcome to PM BLiZZ about becoming a Moderator, but for the most part your actions around the forum will tell him more about whether or not you're qualified and whether or not you would fit well within the current pool of staff. Being bossy, aggressive, opinionated, and rude is a sure way to avoid becoming a staff member.

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Am I allowed to post links to other games in the ACWoT forum?

We support Internet Riddle games. If you have found another one and would like a link posted you may contact BLiZZ through PM with a link to the game. Once the game has been checked out and it has been confirmed that it is a valid web address and conforms to the expected standards of Internet Riddle games, he will post a link to it in the General Discussion area of the forum. Players of other riddle games are allowed to start threads in this area to hint each other on other riddle games as well. HOWEVER: We expect players using our forum to hint for other riddle games to respect the rules of those other games to the letter. In addition, no matter how lenient those other games are about spoilers, they are not tolerated at ACWoT, even for other games. If a Webmaster from another riddle game contacts us about posts by our forum members that violate the rules of their game the entire thread will be deleted immediately. We cooperate with game creators. ACWoT does not employ spoiler tags. You are expected to use the PM feature to share information that may be considered a spoiler for our game, or any other.

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Is ACWoT going to be translated to other languages?

ACWoT is written and played in English. More exact, your answers and hints will be in American English. From time to time another language may be used as a hint, clue or answer, but this is not expected. The site itself is currently only in English and there aren't any plans to have the site translated at this point. That doesn't mean it won't happen, but as of right now, the answer is no.

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Why do I see this site called ACWoT and other times CWoT 2? Which is it?

ACWoT is the standard acronym for Another Clever Waste of Time. This is why you see the game and site referred to as ACWoT. However, it is also the second incarnation of the game and was originally called CWoT Part 2. Because of the early stages of the remake's name, the acronym CWoT 2 stuck around. You will see CWoT 2 on your level pages, titles, descriptions and around the internet. ACWoT is also used, and they are interchangeable. Both are correct and you can feel free to use the one you like best.

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I made a level myself, will you include in ACWoT?

From time to time BLiZZ will open the site to level submissions. While this doesn't happen often, it does happen. During these times you are free to submit your level to BLiZZ for consideration. A forum announcement will be made when the opportunity comes up. You must follow all submission rules and provide the exact level details, methods and solves to BLiZZ before it will be considered. If you feel strongly about your level and submissions are not open, you can send the request to BLiZZ anyway. All submissions are kept private and in waiting until the next open submission is activated. You will be contacted at that point about your level submission.

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I tried playing on my smartphone and I can't progress, how come?

Unfortunately, as smart as some phones and tablets have become, they are still limited in their abilities. Most mobile devices do not have the capabilities to run the required editing and viewing software. For this reason ACWoT is NOT a "mobile first" website at this point. Though efforts are being made to make the forum, main pages and some levels responsive and mobile-friendly. However, the site is and (most likely) always will be dedicated to desktop and laptop computer use above all others.

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Where can I find hints or clues to levels?

Everything you need for a proper solve is located in the level itself. Through the use of file manipulation, hints and clues, all you need is in the level. This means that if you need a Google search, you will be hinted to search from within the level. If another site is needed to find specific information, that site will be hinted at for you to identify when you come across it. You can also get more hints and specific help through the forum. Level hints and clues can be posted anywhere ACWoT is located. That means hints can be found on the ACWoT Facebook page, the main site pages (such as this page) or ACWoT's mirror and shortcut sites (anothercwot.net and acwot.co). Anytime you need to leave the level you are working on to find hints in other places, you will get a hint or clue to do so, if you are paying attention.

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I came to a page that says "Temp End" what does that mean?

ACWoT is projected to have a total of 1200 or more levels. Each level is meticulously hand-crafted, tested and verified before being put up on the site for solving. Because this process takes time, it is impossible to have each and every level posted all at once. Each trail and side quest has a finite number of levels, and the final level is the end of that trail. Until each level for that particular trail or side quest is posted the current last level is marked as a "temporary ending point." If you reach a temp end, it means that you have beaten every level posted so far for that particular trail or quest. It also alerts you that more levels are coming and to check back later to continue the trail.

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