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The Secret World: Win Win Investigation Quest Walkthrough Guide with Solutions

This quest is given by the console inside one of the vans inside The Orochi Group’s compound.
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Win Win Tier 1

The first step is to go outside to the Communication Station shown below.  Once there, it’s time for MATH PUZZLES!!!!

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At the following menu, hit 1 for “Abstracted Logic Scenario Interpretation”
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Base Line Logic Sequence:

The First sequence we have is 5, 25, 29, 85, 89, ___.  It’s our job to fill in the blank.  The way this one works is…

I took 85-29 = 56 which is the difference in number sets, and added it onto the last number currently in the sequence.  This makes the next line in the sequence became 145.

The Answer Is: 145

The next sequence is: 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, 36, 45, ___

Triangular Logic

To solve logic:

1 = 9×0+1,: 3 = 3×1,: 6 = 3×2,: 10 = 9×1+1,: 15 = 3×5,: 21 = 3×7,: 28 = 9×3+1,: 36 = 9×4,: 45 = 9×5,: 55 = 9×6+1

Better Solution Logic Credited to Commenter  Aedile

1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, 36, 45, ___
1+2 = 3
3+3 = 6
6+4 =10
10+5 = 15
15 + 6 = 21
21 + 7 = 28
28 + 8 = 36
36 + 9 = 45
45+10 = 55

The answer is : 55

The next sequence is 1011011001, 1000000000, 101010111

This is Binary Sequence

Taking these binary numbers and converting them to decimal, I saw that these are all cubes, specifically; 9³, 8³, 7³, etc… So the next logical number would be 6³. Take that and converty it to binary, you get 11011000.

The Answer Is: 11011000

Time for the final round to initialize the satellite up-link.
Final Logic Sequence:

312213 212223 114213 31121314 41122314 31221324

Each number is defined by the previous one.

We start out with 312213 >>> it has two 1’s , two 2’s and two 3’s, so the next number is 21 22 23.(minus spaces)
We now have 212223>>> it has one 1, four 2’s and one 3>>>so the next number is 11 42 13.(minus spaces)
Next we have 114213>>>>it has three 1’s. one 2, one 3 and one 4>>>>>so the next number is 31 12 13 14.(minus spaces)
and so on…

so after 31221324, we have 21 32 23 14 (two 1’s, three 2’s, two 3’s and one 4)

The Answer Is: 21322314

Win Win Tier 2

Moving onto Tier 2 of the investigation. We’re at the easy part/home stretch.  All the serious investigating was done in Tier 1.  Head on over to the van indicated on your map.  When inside, access the terminal.


Now you get to input 1 a dozen or so times into the system and you will be finished.  Here are pictures of all the things in case you fly through it and want to actually see what it says but yeah… Congrats, less thinking required because they COULD have made us figure out all these sequences as well, but they decided to be merciful.



Once you reach the end of the terminal dialog sequence, it’s time to go find the mole who conveniently had a gps tracking device on him.  You arrive at the specified location only to find out he is dead.  Go ahead and search the corpse to discover a USB pen drive.

Win Win Tier 3

Take the pen drive(in your inventory) and head back inside The Orochi Group base.  When inside, head to the giant tent in the back and access the Science Terminal.  It’s time to, once again, input 1 a bunch of times into the Science Station to acquire a lot of data and upload it to your boss.  Screenshots provided below in case you want to fly through it and re-read what it says later, but it’s nothing interesting.  Congratulations on finishing this Investigation Quest.











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  • Aedile

    Your answers are correct however some of the logic is not.
    For the first one the answer is the sum of the digits squares.
    52 = 25

    22+52 = 4+25 = 29
    22+92 = 4+81 = 85
    82+52 = 64+25 = 89
    82+92 = 64+81 = 145For second one the logic is like so
    1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, 36, 45, ___
    1+2 = 3
    3+3 = 6
    6+4 =10
    10+5 = 15
    15 + 6 = 21
    21 + 7 = 28
    28 + 8 = 36
    36 + 9 = 45
    45+10 = 55

    • Surprisingly, for the first one, I just looked at the numbers and did the most logical thing that came to mind and it worked!

      Your explanation of the 2nd is much clearer to people for sure!

      Thanks for the correction!

    • infinityc0r3

      Actully the logic is even more simple than that. if you look at the numbers they are all multiples of prime numbers
      1 is a multiple of 1
      3,6 are multiples of 3
      10,15 are multiples of 5
      21,28 are multiples of 7
      36.45 are multiples of 9
      following this logic the next set of numbers has to be multiples of the next prime number which is 11 which makes the next two numbers in the set 55,66 respectively

  • Akshun

    Thank you so much for this walkthrough. I don’t normally use such things but because I’m a complete maths dummy you saved me a lot of time.

  • Ben

    @Aedile and OP:
    Another take on second puzzle!

    Thanks for full details on first. Interestingly, I followed a completely different approach on forth puzzle than presented here: Solution presented itself under assumption there was a single digit typo in series. (Not unheard of, e.g. after Tier 1 Hell and Bach’s Latin… 😉

    Great quests, people should come here only AFTER solving them. :o)

    • Ben

      … there should’ve been a picture attached to that… next try.

      http://i.imgur.com/OcHAx.png

    • Ben

      Oh, and if you have some contact w/ command line gnu/linux, all the stuff they show you when you repeatedly hit 1) makes sense, and describes what is happening! Very cool, Funcom. 🙂

  • Trespassers missing from Kingsmouth quest list.
    If I recall, it’s from the sheriff’s office.

    • Volaric

      It’s been added, thank you

  • Conartist

    Found some missing quests from the Savage Coast:
    Jack’s Back (John Wolf)
    Bring it Bach (850,884)
    Dear John (662,984)
    Dear Reader (842,293)
    Fourth Degree (529,699)
    Hellscape (697,903)
    Infernal Vibrations (813,895)
    Science and the Arts (Hayden Montag)
    Send more cops (683,964)
    The Faculty (Hayden Montag)
    The Man in the Ebony Tower (593,135)

  • Conartist

    A few missing from Blue Mountain too:
    Detritus Prime (948,416)
    Dreamcatcher (Old Joseph)
    Hide-and-Seek (259,678)
    Homeland Insecurity (Sarge)
    Hunted (533,79)
    Jack of the Lantern (Joe Madahando)
    Know Thy Enemy (921,64)
    Last Will and Testament (143,219)
    Maine Chainsaw Massacre (956,724)
    Off the Menu (Joe Madahando)
    Open Season (Paul Gamelin)
    Points of Interest (268,932)
    Postmarked Atlanta (855,643)
    Room 502 (185,187)
    Scaredy-cat (955,461)
    Scavengers (Sasquatch Chief)
    Signs & Symbols (523,596)
    Skeleton in the Attic
    The Benevolent Conspiracies (Sarge)
    The Experiment
    The Filth (Marianne Chen)
    The Filth Amendment (674,822)
    The Haunting (Eleanor Franklin)
    The Scout (598,378)
    They Died so that Others May Live (582,550)
    Treasure Hunt (641,964)
    War of the Totems (Sasquatch Chief)

  • Anyone have an update to the numbers you need for Tier 2? Seeing as how you actually need the codes now, would be nice to see this guide updated.

    • Best we can do is try to get new characters to re-run the mission, unless somebody else reports or reposts updates. Is the problem with MMOs.. The companies keep changing the content on us 🙂 Since this guide is months old, and is not our new better guide format, maybe we should get a redo of some of the early investigation missions on the to-do list.

      • Kirt_L

        The numbers needed are the same as in the screenshots above, but you need to type them in now. Just did this mission.

  • Dracen

    For anyone who’s interested in the non-1-spam route for tiers 2 and 3, here’s the idea behind those puzzles.

    TIER 2

    Puzzle 1:

    42 66 70 78 102 105

    Each of these numbers is a multiple of three primes, in increasing order (of the product, not the primes):

    42 = 2*3*7
    66 = 2*3*11
    70 = 2*5*7
    78 = 2*3*13
    102 = 2*3*17
    105 = 3*5*7

    The next smallest number which is the multiple of three primes is 2*5*11 = 110

    Puzzle 2:

    2 3 3 5 10 13 39 43 172 177

    This one is neat it alternates between adding a number, then multiplying it, and then increasing the number and starting over. So:

    3 = 2 + 1
    3 = 3 * 1
    5 = 3 + 2
    10 = 5 * 2
    13 = 10 + 3
    39 = 13 * 3
    43 = 39 + 4
    172 = 43 * 4
    177 = 172 + 5

    Thus the next number is 885 = 177 * 5

    Puzzle 3:

    13 17 31 37 71 73 79 97 107

    Each of the numbers in this list is prime. In addition, the reverse of those numbers is both prime and a different number (thus 11 isn’t on the list, for instance). In fact, this is a complete list of such numbers (up to 107, obviously).

    The next such number is 113.

    Puzzle 4:

    377 610 987 1597

    This is a well-known sequence, it’s just further along than normal. It’s the Fibonacci Sequence where:

    f_(n+2) = f_(n+1) + f_n, with f_0 = 0 and f_1 = 1.

    Thus:

    0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597,
    2584, 4181, 6765, 10946, 17711, 28657, 46368, 75025, 121393, 196418,
    317811

    So, for our purposes, the answer is 2584.

    TIER 3

    If you select 2 (Key extraction system) instead of 1 you’re given a page that reads:

    Abstract logic engaged. Pass phrase encryption identified.

    If you then type hint, you get a page reading:

    rescrambling…

    New phrase generate – “light rings them unborn”

    100% probability that first word of phrase exists in decryption phrase.

    Enter passphrase:

    You can then enter “The Morning Light Burns” as the password. I’m not sure WHY that’s the password (I got it from the flavour text in the command line version), but there you go.

    • Thojira

      This is a phrase who comes from your first faction mission. Its written on the wall near dead bodies.

  • Keosu

    Up in Flames (side mission 995,732) is also missing from the Blue Mountain zone.

  • Brian

    To solve these, I recommend the Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences at oeis.org

  • Arcslayer

    Another missing mission not listed below.
    A Delivery for the Departed

  • toafarmer

    Just for a fast reference:

    1st terminal: 145 – 55 – 11011000 – 21322314
    2nd terminal: 110 – 885 – 113 – 2584
    3rd terminal: all answers are “1”

    Note: after the 2nd terminal, the fastest way to reach the X is gettin caught by an orochi or security cam. You will spawn right next to it.