Eyewire Hero: Mystics Rising

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Mystics Rising

Seung Lab has been working on something special for well over a year now and we’re stoked to finally share it with you. For the first time, we’ll teleport into a new dimension of brain and reconstruct the strange, wild neurons of zfish Mystic! All Scythes who maintain at least 95% reaping accuracy and Scythe Complete 200 cubes per month are eligible for the promotion by request. The bar is high because in Mystic you own your own cell.

Not a Scythe? The path is open to you and thanks to crowdsourced player promotions your fellow Eyewirers can help get you there. Here’s all you need to know about leveling up.

We’re kicking off Mystic with a week’s worth of events in Eyewire: Trivia, Accuracy Happy Hours, Marathon, Versus and even a Hunt that will help train players who hope to become Scouts and Scythes!

Eyewire vets will know that these big competitions usually come with a storyline. We’re excited to share a new home for the Eyewire Heroes narrative at story.eyewire.org with a tale inspired by players like you and the real science of Eyewire. We’d love to hear your thoughts at support at eyewire dot org.

Swag’s Back

Huge shoutout to Eyewire player @susi who has graciously sponsored several rounds of Eyewire swag! Next week all players are once again eligible to win tees, mugs, and posters.

The full play-by-play of events plus detailed descriptions are outlined below. Or click here to add to your calendar.

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*All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

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AI Happy Hour

First session runs from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday 6/23
Second session runs from 10:00 PM to 11:59 PM on Friday 6/23

When AI and humans combine powers, amazing things are possible!  Show how well you can collaborate with your digital friends by letting your accuracy scores do the talking.

Swag: Most Accurate Player completing at least 20 cubes wins a tee!

1st Place Accuracy – 10,000 points
2nd Place Accuracy – 8,000 points
3rd Place Accuracy – 6,000 points
Achieve 95% Accuracy – 5,000 points
Achieve 90% Accuracy – 3,000 points
Achieve 80% Accuracy – 2,000 points
1,000 points for anyone under 80% who still plays at least 20 cubes in either slot.
(These bonus thresholds are non-cumulative, i.e. they will not combine. If you earn 3rd place, for instance, and presumably got over 95% accuracy, you still earn a 6,000 point bonus, not 11,000.)

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Merger Hunt

Begins at 12:01 AM on Saturday 6/24
Ends at 12:00 PM on Thursday 6/29

Swag: Raffle for one tee or one poster for 2 of the top 5 players based on accuracy and mergers found. 

The Hunt is back!  Search around this cell to find 12 sneaky mergers and prove you are the greatest merger hunter of all!

Uh..what’s a hunt? Watch this video for a demo. Hunts are great practice for Scouting and Scything, so if you have your sights on Mystic status, this competition is for you!

Game Bonuses:
Each merger found = 1,000 points
7,500 additional points if all 12 are found
200 point bonus available on each merger to the player whose guess is closest
250 point bonus available to any player who guesses within 10 voxels of a merger

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MSTY Trivia

Begins at 11:00 AM on Sunday 6/25
Continues until 11:00 AM on Tuesday 6/27
Finishes with Power Hour from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesday 6/27

Join us for a round of AI and science trivia, and meet MSTY herself!

Swag: Top Player wins a mug!

Game Bonuses:
For every question —
1st to answer – 300 points
2nd to answer – 200 points
3rd to answer – 100 points

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Water vs Electronics

Begins at 11:00 AM on Tuesday 6/27
Ends at 11:00 AM on Wednesday 6/28

One gives us life, and one is water!  Pick your team now, this competition is going to be electric.

Swag: Land yourself in the top 50% of players on the winning team and you’re in a raffle for a free tee or a free mug

Game Bonuses:
Earn 5,000 points – 2,500 bonus
Earn 15,000 points – 5,000 bonus
Earn 25,000 points – 10,000 bonus
Every additional 25,000 points – 5,000 bonus
Winning team – 10,000 bonus
Team winner – 5,000 bonus
#1 overall score – 10,000 bonus
#2 overall score – 5,000 bonus
#3 overall score – 2,500 bonus


Portal Marathon

Begins at 8:00 AM on Wednesday 6/28
Ends at 8:00 AM on Thursday 6/29

Imagine yourself transporting to new dimensions with this fantastic Marathon.  When this competition finishes some of our top players may be in store for a great surprise!

Swag: Land yourself in the top 25% of players (most cubes with highest accuracy) on the winning team and you’re in a raffle to win a tee, a mug or a poster!

Game Bonuses:
Complete 20 cubes – 2,000 point bonus
Complete 50 cubes – 5,000 point bonus
Complete 150 cubes – 20,000 point bonus
Complete 300 cubes – 40,000 point bonus
For every 150 cubes above 300 cubes – 2,500 points

If the cell is completed within 24 hrs, those mappers who:

  • Complete at least 50 cubes will win rights to vote on a new name for the marathon cell.
  • Complete at least 200 cubes will win rights to nominate a new name for the marathon cell.

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Mystic Closing Ceremony

4:00 PM, Friday 4/28 on Eyewire.org

Come celebrate the end of this competition, where admins will recognize everyone’s achievements. As always, we will include a round of promotions for Scouts, Scythes, Moderators, Mentors, and maybe more! If you’d like a promotion, you can request them here.

Artwork by Daniela Gamba. Mystic Poster by Daniela Gamba and Rob Hamill.