Custom Map #409: Time Warp. By: Sorrontis

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on: December 04, 2016, 12:23:48 am
This topic is for discussion of map #409: Time Warp


Author: Sorrontis
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What have you done? Why did you enter another Red-listed SSDI:ADD sector? *Error Error* Systems AI compromised. Packets Undeliverable. Controls Unable to ..... tzzzt HINT: Assign tech before un-pausing. After you unpause for the first time, no tech will grow (choose your tech carefully). HINT: You have 12 minutes to beat the map. Good luck.



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Reply #1 on: December 04, 2016, 12:33:58 am
If you play this map. Do not save and load. The reverse time causes energy distribution issues on loading about 1 in every 5 loads (for me). I wasn't aware of this issue until after the uploading.

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Reply #2 on: December 04, 2016, 02:00:32 am
I have to give this a 1.

Hard time limit + cannot save + needlessly powerful bottom right corner that probably needs seven hours of micromanagement to lathe the final emitter = recipe for disaster.

The nap takers are here to... welp.

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Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 10:28:20 am
I have to give this a 1.

Hard time limit + cannot save + needlessly powerful bottom right corner that probably needs seven hours of micromanagement to lathe the final emitter = recipe for disaster.

I'm surprised PF.... that first you would assume to a map of mine takes micromanagement  ;) You know I'm all about that brute force. the Bottom right corner, takes about 1-2 minutes to clear with the following procedure:
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As for the lack of save, that was a mistake. There's a lot of things that can go wrong with a reversing timer. This was a cautionary tale of Sorrontis trying things he's not supposed to do :P
But don't feel bad, I gave it a 1 too! ::)

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Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 09:47:16 pm
But Y'll gave it one, someone gave it higher to make it a 2!

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Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 11:54:58 pm
There's some technical issues here, but it's a good map.

General thoughts:
This is certainly interesting.  Being locked into a tech choice adds to the challenge.  I'm curious what other people picked.  It's sad that this map has problems, but the problems are really PFE limitations.  The biggest issue is that the score board just doesn't really work.  As it is, svartmess has the best time and I will never be able to actually post a better score than him :(.

My Rating:
10/10

My times (higher is better):
On the first run, I ran out of time when the last emitter was at half health...
3:01 (second run)
3:14 (third run)

Difficulty:
Tough, but not extreme.


Spoilery stuff:
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Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 12:40:23 am
Glad you enjoyed it :)

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Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 11:22:21 am
Yeah, even for someone who doesn't typically save games, it hurts not being able to save in this game.

I was on track to finish in about 5 minutes - I'd cleared everything but the stunner & one lower right corner emitter - when I foolishly rushed the big lathe ship along with everything else to take the emitter. I timed it wrong and instead of the little ships taking the hit, I lost the lathe. AND dropped the amp gem right in the middle so I couldn't warp the HQ in and finish it off.

And I'm guessing if I replayed the map and finished it in 5 minutes it wouldn't post the new score since it would be (as the game sees it) an inferior score.

I agree with ColSanders about the tech - here's my 5-minute solution:
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You disagree with this sentence, don't you?


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Reply #8 on: July 01, 2019, 06:56:20 pm
Map is broken. Omnis would build only halfway through, omni reactor would stop working after a while.
No wonder this map is getting low scores.
(It's also hard, but losing to bugs that simply shouldn't be there is just frustrating.)



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Reply #9 on: July 01, 2019, 08:21:43 pm
Hi toolforger, I'm surprised people still poke around at my older maps.

It is a broken map - I was doing things I wasn't supposed to do.
Do try to enjoy the brokeness, you'll get more of that from me in future maps !

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