I have solved the Dark Souls website glyph puzzle

#1 Edited by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

Huzzah! After an hour or two and a load of berating messages from From Software, taunting me every step of the way, I finished. Shortly after I received an email that gave me a random number and told me the following.

 Congratulations, great knight! You have proven yourself worthy by arranging the glyphs in the correct order.

For your perseverance, you are awarded this Key that will unlock a well-earned advantage during your journey toward reclaiming your soul! 

#2 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Can you share the code? Looks like its random each time

#3 Edited by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

nermin i appernly i was clikcing but iwas doing it wrong and have to try again
#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@slightconfuse said:
" where is this puzzle on the website "
The glyphs on the back ground

#5 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man: Yeah it's randomly generated.

 Tips:
Glyphs are random each time.
You get a few misclicks at first (up to 3), but eventually only one after you've found 7 or 10 glyphs.
If you refresh the page before you guess incorrectly too many times, then you can keep the same glyph order puzzle.
This lets you more or less go one at a time through process of elimination.
#6 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@benjaebe said:
" @The_Laughing_Man: Yeah it's randomly generated. Tips:Glyphs are random each time.You get a few misclicks at first (up to 3), but eventually only one after you've found 7 or 10 glyphs.If you refresh the page before you guess incorrectly too many times, then you can keep the same glyph order puzzle.This lets you more or less go one at a time through process of elimination. "
Just found out the refresh trick. Gonna work on this tonight after work. Need a pencil and paper. 
#7 Posted by Vestigial_Man (311 posts) -
@benjaebe said:
" @The_Laughing_Man: If you refresh the page before you guess incorrectly too many times, then you can keep the same glyph order puzzle.This lets you more or less go one at a time through process of elimination. "
You cheesed an online puzzle!? Surely this is the point when you realise it's gone too far?
#8 Edited by benjaebe (2783 posts) -
@vestigial_man: Probably has gone too far, yeah.

I've heard the keys might be limited, so best of luck to anyone going for it.
#9 Posted by Giacomito (208 posts) -

I was at around the 6th glyph... and firefox locked up....
I give up, I gotta get up early and go to work tomorrow

#10 Posted by Stonebubble (4 posts) -

I got to the 24th one and made a mistake yay 2 hours of my life ****

#11 Posted by Timing (619 posts) -
#12 Edited by Icemael (6321 posts) -

I did it. It took a long, long time and was tedious as hell, but I fucking did it.


Whatever that code unlocks had better be good.
#13 Posted by uniform (1835 posts) -

I finally solved it, then looked at the clock and realized I put over 2 hours into this. I'm a glutton for puzzles. I would have spent an insane length of time trying to solve it if needed.

#14 Posted by Klaptos (182 posts) -

Got it, any clue what it will it be for?

#15 Posted by xyzygy (9997 posts) -

where is the website?!?!

#16 Posted by Klaptos (182 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" where is the website?!?! "
Its www.preparetodie.com ;)
#17 Edited by Stonebubble (4 posts) -

 "Cheating way to solve glyph puzzle (skip if you want to solve through trial and error):

Using Chrome
Go to developer tools
Go to console tab type "mg" in console and press enter
One object will show up, open object, open settings, open solveKeys
Copy those keys to notepad
Go to elements tab in tool
Type gly-# in search
Hover over element it selects - element will also be highlighted on the page
Click that glyph on the page
Repeat for all 30 keys

You win first try.
This can also be done in firefox if you have the firebug plugin, have fun."  hope this helps you guys as I was screwed over by the puzzle before I tried this.

#18 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -
@Stonebubble: I knew about that method too, but that takes all the fun and challenge out of it. Where's your Demons Souls spirit!
#19 Posted by Stonebubble (4 posts) -
@benjaebe:  don't worry lol I solved it too but in order to get another code (my wife will play too) I cut to the chase and cheated.  Clearing a cache isn't in the spirit of Dark Souls and it's not fun.  My spirit of Dark Souls in stuck in the Nexus remember lol
#20 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -
@Stonebubble said:
" @benjaebe:  don't worry lol I solved it too but in order to get another code (my wife will play too) I cut to the chase and cheated.  Clearing a cache isn't in the spirit of Dark Souls and it's not fun.  My spirit of Dark Souls in stuck in the Nexus remember lol "
Your wife. Wants to play Dark Souls.
#21 Posted by Turambar (6786 posts) -

Now here's a silly question.  Where the hell is the site?

#22 Posted by onarum (2094 posts) -

This is not much of an puzzle and more of a pure luck thing... I don't see any way of beating this other than cheating (refreshing before tries run out).

#23 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -
@Turambar: www.preparetodie.com
#24 Edited by Grissefar (2842 posts) -
@Stonebubble said:

"  "Cheating way to solve glyph puzzle (skip if you want to solve through trial and error):Using ChromeGo to developer toolsGo to console tab type "mg" in console and press enterOne object will show up, open object, open settings, open solveKeysCopy those keys to notepadGo to elements tab in toolType gly-# in searchHover over element it selects - element will also be highlighted on the pageClick that glyph on the pageRepeat for all 30 keysYou win first try.This can also be done in firefox if you have the firebug plugin, have fun."  hope this helps you guys as I was screwed over by the puzzle before I tried this. "

Thank god for that. I messed up on the 20th glyph and it was getting real tedious.

I don't get it. Are we supposed to "cheat" by refreshing? Otherwise it will take years, but even with refreshing it takes hours.
#25 Posted by Terry_Bogard (303 posts) -

Woop! I did it.. It took like an hour, but I had nothing better to do anyway. 

#26 Posted by Rayeth (1045 posts) -

Chrome to the victory again!


Should be interesting to see what comes of it.  Day 1 Free DLC item maybe?  Who knows.
#27 Posted by Filthy_Man_DF (7 posts) -

Got my code today!

#28 Posted by pigmartyr (211 posts) -

is it sad that i installed chrome to get this done faster?

#29 Posted by Stonebubble (4 posts) -
@Grissefar:  yep, my wife, she plays God of War, Demon Souls, and DarkSpore.  She is the manager at Gamestop so yeah I won the wife lottery lol grats to all that solved the puzzle :D
#30 Posted by Juxt (6 posts) -

I got locked out at 24. Will the puzzle change next time I try?

#31 Posted by quicksand31 (72 posts) -

I got locked out yesterday and I went back to try again today, but I don't see any glyphs.  Did I do something terribly wrong?

#32 Posted by onarum (2094 posts) -
@quicksand31 said:
I got locked out yesterday and I went back to try again today, but I don't see any glyphs.  Did I do something terribly wrong?
yeah, same thing happened to me so I had to clear my browser cookies to be able to try it again, but by doing that it created another random combination of glyphs.. so I just used firebug to cheat and solve it already.
#33 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

You don't need to use Chrome to cheat the game. You can paste the following javascript into your address bar once the game loads, after the age verification:

#34 Posted by jamesisaacs (221 posts) -

I got it wrong so i will try again tomorrow!

#35 Edited by iDarktread (1206 posts) -

Never mind.

#36 Posted by Zithe (1045 posts) -

Just found this in one of the JavaScript scripts used on the page. Thought it was kinda funny.

#37 Posted by RageousX (29 posts) -
@louiedog said:
You don't need to use Chrome to cheat the game. You can paste the following javascript into your address bar once the game loads, after the age verification:

Just wanted to drop in and say I just noticed this glyph thing today, and louiedog's little javascript trick works wonders. They've actually since removed the solveKeys setting from mg.js, so this is really your only surefire way to get it done (and also the most convenient. Also, yes, codes are still being given out for whatever purpose. Thanks!
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