I'm working on the Walzer challenge. From what I gather from the discussions, this challenge is a lot of guessing and brute forcing, and it seems that a lot of people in the community are pretty angry about that.
I'm not certain about the first step. I've looked at the ciphertext, and I can say that it's definitely base64. I don't recognize any ciphers within the text, so I started trying to brute force it.
I've thrown the ciphertext into a few 'easy' ciphers like rot13, rot47, and other variants on caesar and substitution ciphers. Nothing useful. I used dcode to try and find a substitution that would work. The 'best' one says 'M1TOCRB' "S3VENTY" towards the end. However, this does not look very promising to me, and I am afraid that I took the wrong direction here. Would you please help me with the steps?