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Title: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: dissatisfied on February 08, 2010, 07:14:49 pm
I bought Creeper World today.  While playing this afternoon, I beat level Corvus and the game is saying that I lost, meaning that I have to start the level over again.  It said one of the pods was destroyed even though I collected and saved all of them.  I just spent hours on this level and now I have to start over.  You guys should look into this flaw in your game.  If possible, please tell me what I need to do to get past this level.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Karsten75 on February 08, 2010, 08:11:48 pm
You must have made a mistake. Corvus is one of my favorite planets and I've played it like 9 times and never had that problem. You only ever get that message if you miss a pod.

Check out there is a walk-through here somewhere, I think I might have written it, even though by now I've substantially improved on my time in that walk-through.
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Aurzel on February 08, 2010, 08:35:40 pm
indeed maybe people have had trouble with beating corvus but once you get down what you need to do it becomes much simpler
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Cheesecake on February 08, 2010, 08:43:13 pm
I spent several hours on corvus, but finally figured out that economy and blasters right away is totally not the way to go, and that it's impossible to make military units AND rescue survivors at the same time.
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: TheBuilder on February 09, 2010, 03:17:55 am
Try this walthrough:
http://cwstuffbytb.blogspot.com/search/label/Corvus

it might seem a bit odd as to the priority of things, but this is wat i came up with after playing it through the entire game and many custom maps, u'd be amazed at the difference between the 1st-time-through placement of 5 blasters, and the 5th-time-through placement of 2 motors.

Oh and by the way, if u do it fast enough, ull only ever need the 2 motors unless u want to cap the emitters, though im too lazy to update my pic walkthrough to show this
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: UpperKEES on February 09, 2010, 07:47:30 am
With just 3 blasters you can have 50% of the map to yourself to place collectors. They will cost you a lot less energy than 2 mortars and the collectors will supply you with all the energy you'll need during the rest of the game, so you don't need to build in starvation mode at all.

Just write down when the Creeper reaches every pod and make sure you rescue it just in time. Every second earlier means you have spent energy that could have been used for more important things (like generating even more energy).

And 17 speed nodes? :o Just for fun I guess?

Edit: when a pod gets destroyed your mission ends immediately. This is never evaluated after finishing the map.
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Aurzel on February 10, 2010, 05:12:01 am
upperkees you can win without ever descending onto the plains by just building a pair of mortars on the islands with the most in danger survivors and systematically bombing from island to island
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: UpperKEES on February 10, 2010, 07:34:14 am
I know, I use 2 mortars as well (besides a few blasters to defend my economy), but I'm going for the high score this week. Just got Siccles from his first spot, although it will only be for a couple of minutes, as I don't have more time to play now and he doesn't have to go to school (damn snow! ;)).

I have to admit that Corvus is one of the most difficult maps for me; I'm still a full minute behind Alwego, so there's a lot to gain here for me. :)
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Alwego on February 10, 2010, 08:11:47 am
Try... try...

imo <5:30 is possible, but you have 90% of the operations performed during the pause.
Interestingly, significantly (more than a minute) I improved my time after watching the movie Dwarf with YT ;O
(yep! THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgLR1LvWX5g) movie)
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Karsten75 on February 10, 2010, 11:33:47 am
My best time is 7:15 on this. I'd love to see a walkthrough that is better. How about it Alwego?
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Siccles on February 10, 2010, 01:25:28 pm
alwego has to beat my corvus score before he is allowed to make a walkthrough  :P
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Alwego on February 10, 2010, 01:56:58 pm
1   Siccles   9192   7
2   Alwego   9187   18

AAAAGGGRRRR :P
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Karsten75 on February 10, 2010, 02:01:12 pm
last night ALwego was 1st.  :D  LMAO.
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Alwego on February 10, 2010, 02:07:16 pm
1   Alwego   9204   19
2   Siccles   9192   7

5:11

^_^

We have small replays from Gump ;)

Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: UpperKEES on February 10, 2010, 02:11:31 pm
Interestingly, significantly (more than a minute) I improved my time after watching the movie Dwarf with YT ;O
(yep! THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgLR1LvWX5g) movie)

Okay, you improved your score after that video, but was there a relationship between watching and your game play afterwards? ;)
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Karsten75 on February 10, 2010, 02:18:35 pm
Interestingly, significantly (more than a minute) I improved my time after watching the movie Dwarf with YT ;O
(yep! THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgLR1LvWX5g) movie)

Okay, you improved your score after that video, but was there a relationship between watching and your game play afterwards? ;)

I guess, in hindsight, after I have learned a lot from playing, that movie shows a lot of things NOT to do. But it has some interesting ideas about relay placement.
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Alwego on February 10, 2010, 02:29:10 pm
You see my friend ... Even the worst tactics can be an inspiration for something big :D

I used a lower terrain for collectors. I have not done this before because I knew that the buildings will be destroyed.

Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Siccles on February 10, 2010, 03:07:09 pm
1   Siccles   9211   9
2   Alwego   9204   19

your turn
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Karsten75 on February 10, 2010, 03:28:23 pm
1   Siccles   9211   9
2   Alwego   9204   19

your turn

Oh come on, that's barely 2 seconds?   :D
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Alwego on February 10, 2010, 03:56:13 pm
1   Siccles   9211   9
2   Alwego   9204   19

your turn

Will be done my lord...

1   Alwego   9220   20
2   Siccles   9211   9

:>
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Siccles on February 10, 2010, 05:38:40 pm
1   Siccles   9239   12
2   Alwego   9220   20

Beat that   ;)
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Alwego on February 10, 2010, 06:24:31 pm
Once again, I recognize the superiority of Siccles  :-)

You are great.
It is a pity that you did not record games :( I would gladly have looked like the best player playing CW.

One question - Did You put a mortar on the northwestern island (close by emitter)?
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Siccles on February 10, 2010, 06:33:59 pm
na I didn`t put a mortar there since i didn`t clear that island of creeper at all (used odin city to connect it).

If you wanna Ill record it some time later today, I think I can still improve it by 10 points
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Karsten75 on February 10, 2010, 07:01:59 pm
We all want to see you at work!
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Alwego on February 10, 2010, 07:50:58 pm
na I didn`t put a mortar there since i didn`t clear that island of creeper at all (used odin city to connect it).

oh.... ok =)

1   Alwego   9242   23
2   Siccles   9239   12

yep. That was very useful =)
Thx for hint :D
Tomorrow i upload my old video (5:11) and I'll try to record better

If you wanna Ill record it some time later today, I think I can still improve it by 10 points

13 or more :P
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Siccles on February 11, 2010, 04:41:17 am
used every single trick I know to get this score:

1   Siccles   9275   14
2   Alwego   9242   23

have fun  ;D
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: UpperKEES on February 11, 2010, 08:07:50 am
Wow! You guys are great!

Can't wait to see a video of this one (after all the useless walkthroughs of easy levels that get published every week).
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Alwego on February 11, 2010, 08:58:55 am
hehe

I didn't have time to write post... When I want update my record I saw this:

1   Siccles   9294   15
2   Alwego   9289   24

A little more and come down to less than 4 minutes =)

btw. You also changed the strategy (a weapon)?

well... I must push harder :D
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Siccles on February 11, 2010, 09:01:42 am
na I didn`t change the number of weapons I use (still 2 mortars) but the layout of my energy-network
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Siccles on February 11, 2010, 09:18:31 am
:P take this!

1   Siccles   9306   16
2   Alwego   9290   25
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Alwego on February 11, 2010, 09:27:32 am
:P take this!

1   Siccles   9306   16
2   Alwego   9290   25

sorry :P

1   Alwego   9310   26
2   Siccles   9306   16

Try one mortar (norh, later south) and one blaster. You will save +25 energy packet.

(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/3589/corvus.th.jpg) (http://img297.imageshack.us/i/corvus.jpg/)

Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Siccles on February 11, 2010, 10:25:32 am
thx for the hint  :-*

1   Siccles   9332   19
2   Alwego   9310   26
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Alwego on February 11, 2010, 04:15:18 pm
thx for the hint  :-*

1   Siccles   9332   19
2   Alwego   9310   26

I enjoyed steroids (a few beers with a friend) but it still to hard for me ;/

I thinking i'm out :(
I saw UpperKEES on 3rd places. Maybe He can beat you ;)
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Siccles on February 11, 2010, 04:27:30 pm
finally have been able to reach a time under 4:15 (4:14)

1   Siccles   9339   20
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Alwego on February 11, 2010, 04:58:53 pm
finally have been able to reach a time under 4:15 (4:14)

1   Siccles   9339   20


;O

edit:

If someone is interested in how to achieve a time below 5 minutes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niHvruI243k

Today I tried again (This is ridiculous - I dreamed of this game at night [ new strategy ;x]), but still I can not get close to the Siccles time ;/
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: hi on March 12, 2010, 08:42:37 pm
mh... this thread is old... but I finally played that one again a little more serious. Could easily get 2-3 secs less I guess (but not much more I think). I hope that someone will read this and beat the score. Sadly Siccles propably won't anytime soon. Anyone please do me a favor and beat it.

1   hi   9356   5
2   Siccles   9339   20
3   Alwego   9318   28
4   UpperKEES   9281   13
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Alwego on March 13, 2010, 04:56:24 am
mh... this thread is old... but I finally played that one again a little more serious. Could easily get 2-3 secs less I guess (but not much more I think). I hope that someone will read this and beat the score. Sadly Siccles propably won't anytime soon. Anyone please do me a favor and beat it.

1   hi   9356   5
2   Siccles   9339   20
3   Alwego   9318   28
4   UpperKEES   9281   13

;O
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Karsten75 on March 13, 2010, 08:03:35 am
Cowabunga... seems Corvus is now on the list of planets officially pwned.
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: UpperKEES on March 13, 2010, 08:05:32 am
Nice job hi! This is a map I've spent quite some time on and without success as you can see. Tried Alwego's and Siccles' approach but couldn't even reproduce that. I'll leave the victory to you as it would certainly cost me a few days that I rather spend on custom maps now.
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Siccles on March 14, 2010, 06:23:32 am
tt my score MY SCORE WHAT HAVE YOU DONE  :-[ :-[

ill not play a single match of starcraft2 till I have that monstrosity beaten.
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: UpperKEES on March 14, 2010, 07:36:13 am
:D

So that's the way to get you back here!  :P
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Siccles on March 14, 2010, 08:03:14 am
1   Siccles   9361   22
2   hi           9356   5
3   Alwego   9318   28
4   UpperKEES9281   13

my precious starcraft2, here I come :o
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Karsten75 on March 14, 2010, 10:19:57 am
This is TFF.
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: JACKL on March 14, 2010, 12:46:21 pm
wow,that is amazing high scores.

this thread made me laugh,i find this hilariuos
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: hi on March 14, 2010, 01:31:52 pm
4 mins. Your turn siccles

1   hi   9374   7
2   Siccles   9361   22
3   Alwego   9318   28
4   UpperKEES   9281   13
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: UpperKEES on March 14, 2010, 01:38:27 pm
Bye bye Starcraft!  ;D

I'm dying to see a video when you guys are done battling and are sure that improvements are not possible anymore.  (Hmmm, is that ever the case?  ???)
Title: Re: Problem with level Corvus in story mode
Post by: Siccles on March 14, 2010, 03:31:27 pm
1   Siccles   9391   23
2   hi           9374   7
3   Alwego   9318   28