Hardest Tormented Space maps

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Reply #30 on: October 31, 2013, 01:17:33 am
I have updated the first post with all of the maps posted in this thread.

Also, I finally beat Kilnaleport. The screenshots LF posted were an incredible help, showing how much defense I needed a few minutes later. Because of that, I hardly needed any micromanagement (I almost never needed to disable a mortar or cannon), and could build up even a little faster than LF.



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Reply #31 on: November 01, 2013, 12:13:49 am
I want to say that
S200_44 (2,9): Midinverlo
is perfectly possible.

I've not completed it yet, but I've survived 13 minutes, achieved an energy generation of 14.2, and can start to slowly push back the creeper.

I'll post some screenshots this weekend.

EDIT: as requested by 4xC I've added to the opening post which maps are inhibitor maps (for the solar systems I've reached)

EDIT 2: LF, I like the fact that you post screenshots for "your" maps. Personally I'd like to see how the maps look after ~2 minutes (without landing a CN), because that gives a rough indication of the difficulty of the map.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2013, 01:40:15 am by florrat »



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Reply #32 on: November 01, 2013, 04:44:55 am
Nice one on Midinverlo. I'll have to try some harder, I guess.

I'll keep your request in mind for future hard maps.

Note that the current screenshots should allow you to determine if a map is an inhibitor map or not :).

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Reply #33 on: November 01, 2013, 12:42:20 pm
Note that the current screenshots should allow you to determine if a map is an inhibitor map or not :).

Good point



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Reply #34 on: November 04, 2013, 08:43:25 pm
Here are the screenshots of the map Midinverlo. Great, hard map! As always, I forgot to use the Artifact of Odin...




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Reply #35 on: November 05, 2013, 12:21:08 am
s200_153 : Sieioanu (south-west)
This is a very nice map, a great fit in the "very hard"-list. Good job on finding and completing it! I think it's a little easier than you make it appear to be, though. I think it isn't the hardest map in my first post,

On my first try (without reloads) I got a pretty steady hold, but I made some mistakes (which destroyed one of my reactors and a beam) which became fatal (after 8 minutes). Will try again later this week.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2013, 12:58:34 am by florrat »



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Reply #36 on: November 05, 2013, 05:32:39 am
As you stated in your first post, dificulty is quite subjective, and depends heavilly in your starting position and how you manage the first few minutes (see Auchcardensar).

Most of my strategies on that map usually failed around the 2nd wave of spore though, which is ~7mn in the map iirc (and once managed to survive till ~18mn before getting overwhelmed because of not aggressive enough gameplay, but my final strategy was just an optimisation on that one trying to save every possible energy packet for the first 10minutes). Would definitly be interested if you found a better starting position than mine though.



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Reply #37 on: November 06, 2013, 01:46:28 am
S200_178 Khanxis Damn near thought it was impossible, the creeper overwhelms so fast.  Ultimately had to terptle like never before.  But I was quite proud to be the first one to beat it.  Though at 4 hours game time someones eventually going to get it done faster.  Sry, didn't take any screenshots.  Hardest map I've ever completed

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Reply #38 on: November 06, 2013, 06:45:54 pm
I think we have the same starting position, because there's not much choice in this map. Yeah, you have to be careful with your energy, and the spores are a big energy drain. I messed up a few times when spores came at the same time (for the first waves I used 5 beams, after ~11 minutes there is a wave where I needed 6, and after ~22 minutes there is are 3 waves arriving practically at the same time, there I used (and probably also needed) 9 beams). That went wrong a few times. Attached you'll find screenshots how I did it. I'm very interested if you used a significantly different strategy than mine in some aspects.

@Godsbrother: I'll try that map out, sounds good!
« Last Edit: November 06, 2013, 06:49:04 pm by florrat »



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Reply #39 on: November 07, 2013, 03:08:41 am
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Reply #40 on: November 10, 2013, 11:46:23 pm
I tried S200_56 Shepmoium And I couldn't complete it. I seems like it should be possible. I thought I had a foothold and lasted about 15 minutes But then I lost a mortar and it went downhill quickly. There is one posted time of an hour and seven minutes. Either way I think this map would fall under the very hard category.



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Reply #41 on: November 11, 2013, 08:54:51 pm
@Wheatmidge: I will try it when I have time!

@Yalichenta: oops, I wanted to answer your post earlier. Very nice to see your screenshots. You definitely proved me wrong, there are multiple places to build up a base on this map. Great to see your strategy! I now completely understand your opinion about the almost-impossibility of that map, because it was much harder for you to build up fast... You have so few reactors after 20 minutes that the spore waves must drain a large portion of all energy you generate. If the bottom right wasn't available to build a base, I would probably agree that this map is nearly impossible, because the top right was overflown very quickly. I must say: great use of the Artifact of Odin!



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Reply #42 on: November 13, 2013, 09:43:29 pm
S200_138 Jupnale(I).    Either very hard, or impossible.  I've managed to last 9 minutes, but always get overwhelmed.  No one has finished it yet.

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Reply #43 on: November 14, 2013, 07:58:30 am
S200_183 (7,7): Langian (Inhibitor) deserves a place among the hard ones. Mind where you place those mortars!

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Reply #44 on: November 15, 2013, 03:01:22 pm
S200-107 Danmags goes in the hard list.

Two scores over 2 hours, and me flying through it at just over an hour.

Not too bad a spot to start; but it's a narrow strip of land and you'll have to fight your way out over some really rough ground or bridge a gap that's just wider than mortar range (and no totems until you've advanced quite a ways.)

(sorry; no screenshot.)

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