Monday, January 23, 2017

Jamaa's Secret Languages Decoded!

Hey Jammers! 

Here are some relatively new discoveries that I think will interest you very much. Maybe they'll answer some questions you might have been hanging onto.

...For instance, have you ever wondered what kinda language is on the Chalkboard item? 


It doesn't look like English or any other real writing system. Is it just random scribbles? After staring at it hopelessly for an hour, that's the conclusion I had come to.

But now I know what language it is: English. Only it's coded into something called "Tiger Script"


Click the image to see the whole tiger script alphabet clearer. 

According to the handy key, the message on the chalkboard can finally be deciphered:

WELCOME TO 
CLASS.
THIS IS TIGER
SCRIPT.

Finally we can stop wondering about that dang chalkboard! But this discovery only brings up new questions...

The image looks like one piece of a larger article. It is labeled "Tiger" rather than "Tiger Script" which seems to imply that the full page contains more forms of script than just tiger script. In fact... It looks like just a small section in a list of many different animal scripts! It looks like someone over at AJHQ thought it would be fun to create code languages for each animal!

I wonder what other clues around Jamaa contain bits and pieces of secret code. I also wonder what Panda Script looks like. 

See you in Jamaa

Sunday, January 22, 2017

2017's Fortune

Hey Jammers! It's been a little too long since I last wrote a post for this blog. Final tests are soon at my school and I've been studying!!! 

...Actually, no. I've just been lazy. 

I have been working on a lot of school things, just neglecting to study for tests. And working on the end-of-semester projects has made me too lazy to do anything else. -_-

But I'm here now!!! And I'm very excited to tell you all about Jamaa's newest seasonal adventure! You don't hear me say that very often LOL

Normally I dislike all seasonal adventures, but this one seems a little different to me.


Yep, I'm talking about New Year's Fortune!

Seasonal adventures all have the same "go hunt for prizes" basis. Although and New Year's Fortune is no different, there's a different way to hunt for prizes than the typical maze:


You play hot-and-cold with a dragon!

The prizes you search for are enclosed within special red envelopes. Like typical adventure treasure boxes, there is a nonmember and member prize inside each one. Members can unlock both, nonmembers can only unlock one. Nothing out of the ordinary here...

But a few things are switched around. There is only one red envelope on the map at any given time, and your job is to find it in two minutes! You'll run around a little blindly at first, but when the dragon starts turning from blue to green to red, you'll know you're on the right path. :D

So what's inside these little packages? 

NONMEMBER PRIZES

28, 38, 66, 68, or 100 Gems. Either AJHQ is trying to combat Gem inflation with small gem prizes, or these numbers in particular were chosen because 0, 6, 8, and 9 are considered lucky in certain Chinese cultures. Or maybe they chose these numbers for no reason. You be the judge!

Rooster Wall Art 

Red Envelope

Fish Wall Art

Rooster Rug

Pagoda Lamp

Pagoda Window

Sky Lantern

Rooster Streamer

Red Peony

MEMBER'S ONLY PRIZES

38, 66, 68, 100, or 200 Gems

• Dragon Streamer

• Pagoda Couch

• Rooster's Roost

• Gong

• Firecracker Basket

• Pagoda Chair

• Pagoda Garden Lanterns

• Rooster Stepping Stones

• Hanging Firecracker Stand

They're all admittedly a little stereotypical, but still colorful and cute! My favorite is actually just the simple Red Envelope item with the rooster design. I dunno why. :)

Another thing I love about this adventure is that the villagers are all pandas and all have interesting facts to say!




The official Chinese New Year starts on January 28th and goes for 15 days! I hope everyone who celebrates it has a fun time. ^-^


You know, I kinda think I should do more things with this blog. More polls, contests, frequent posting, and other fun stuff. I've felt drained of energy as of late and it's hard to motivate myself to do anything, so if you've been around AJ Stream for a while and notice a decline in fun stuff, now ya know. I need my school projects to be over.

That's all for now, Jammers. I'll try to post tomorrow!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Phantom Fortress: Tips, Secrets, and Prizes!

Hey Jammers! Here's the more detailed post I promised about Jamaa's newest adventure.


I love the Phantom Fortress in particular because after such a long time full of seasonal and 2D adventures, we finally have a "real" one with the same kind of style as the original adventures, like Meet Cosmo.

In fact, even a few of the same characters:


Remember Eden? I think this koala was trapped in a phantom cavern in Meet Cosmo. 

The overall goal of this adventure is to make sure the phantoms don't move their mobile fortress because it leaves giant "footprints" of destroyed land in its wake:


Additionally, if you manage to unlock the secret room, you learn something interesting about the phantoms' plans regarding their fortress... they plan to land it right in the middle of Jamaa Township!

Obviously, that has to be stopped. So what do you do? 

You play this adventure, of course.


The Phantom Fortress consists of a few "stages" that you have to go through. 

Stage 1 – Find and post Sir Gilbert's different colored banners to their corresponding poles

The phantoms around a black banner pole drop a white banner.

There are 4 banner poles in 4 sections of the meadow, each surrounded by around 4 phantoms. In order to get the banners, you need to lure each phantom to a live chomper plant or a mechanical chomper plant. Once all 4 phantoms in a section are defeated, they will drop a banner for you to pick up. That banner probably won't correspond with the closest pole, so you'll need to move between areas a lot to match the right banner to the right pole. 

*TIP: Explore the secret paths through the forest trees. You'll know where the entrances to the paths are when you get close to a section of trees and the "hidden room" adventure music plays. Explore the trees to find treasure chests of gems and even secret items!*


Stage 2 – Disable the fortress "legs". Go west of the battleground to find Cosmo and his plant friends holding the first fortress leg in place. The plants will help you up to the control area of each leg if you water their buds! Conveniently, you can fill a water can in the puddles of destroyed land by each leg.




Once you reach the top, link up a circuit from the power source to the self-destruct lever using the lines:


It's a lot like the game Overflow in Crystal Sands.

*TIP: Avoid the squares on the floor when an electric charge is passing through them!*

Once you pull the lever, the computer will explode, giving you access to a couple paths. Look around them until you see a plant vine, then go down that vine to the next leg.

*And because the final two legs introduce metal panels that you need to break down to get past, here's another TIP: Wear a glove on this adventure!*

After you break down the second leg, you can explore some of the area:




A little below the cages, there's a circuit that appears to unlock a door.


If you complete the circuit as normal, the door opens, but you can't enter it. There's a treasure chest, though, that gives you a few gems.

But if you complete the secret configuration on the circuit, you unlock another gate to a secret room:


More information on this room and the stuff you can get from it is in this linked post.

After you disable all three legs, you can go back up to rescue the prisoners.


The prizes for completing the adventure go as follows:

Top Left Treasure Box

Top Center Treasure Box

Top Right Treasure Box

Bottom Left Treasure Box

Bottom Right Treasure Box

The all-animal hidden prizes go as follows:

Can sometimes be found in the meadow.

Can sometimes be found in the meadow.

Can be found in the secret room.

The prizes found behind one-animal-only areas go as follows:

Tigers Only area

Arctic Wolves Only area

Bunnies Only area

Wolves Only Area

There also exists a Sheep Only area, but because sheep aren't released yet, you can't go in. Once you can become a sheep, go on over there and see what's up!

That's all for now, Jammers. Happy adventuring!
~ DoomyPanda
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