Custom Map #529: Quick & Dirty. By: Sorrontis

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on: January 09, 2017, 10:31:22 pm
This topic is for discussion of map #529: Quick & Dirty


Author: Sorrontis
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Boom! It's dirty! #NoPRPL



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Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 10:32:54 pm
This one is really easy, like, totally easy. I'm not going to give you any hints.

Edit: I made this map today because I'm taking a break on my PRPL heavy map. I need some ScriptVar definitions, and until then, well, I might as well work on other things!

Edit 2: So, original time of 18 minutes, brought it to 16; I believe I could bring it to 14. The best of you, I think 10-12 is possible, but very hard.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 11:46:07 pm by Sorrontis »

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Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 12:19:50 am
or maybe even 8 ? ;)



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Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 12:26:22 am

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."


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Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 02:31:01 am
General thoughts:
The lathes are interesting, but having used them, I don't think they're an improvement.  They have a tendency to run out of power in the field unless you turn off missiles and particle beams.  I never got to actually use the Gulag.  The other ships are good.  The custom HQ is a pretty nice upgrade, without changing the nature of the HQ too much.  The first problem I spotted is that the custom HQ gets replaced by the standard HQ if you lose it.  This might be a game limitation.

The second and by far the biggest problem?  You must pick up all items to finish the mission.  This is something I normally find annoying outside of campaign missions, but this mission takes it up to 11.  On my first run, it took me 9 minutes to activate the totems.  It then took me 7 minutes to fly around the map, clean up the strays, and collect all the crap that you just don't need.  On the second run, both times where much faster, but proportioned similarly.

My Rating:
8/10

My time:
15:55 first run.
9:15 second run.

Difficulty:
Easy



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Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 02:35:20 am
I think I see how svartmes did that 8:00 and I would have had a very similar second time if I didn't make a couple of dumb mistakes in execution.



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Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 03:59:04 am
Ok here's how I did it:
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One could probably shave off a couple of seconds of my time as I'm not much for doing perfect runs or frameadvancing. This was my second attempt, first try landed at about 10 minute mark iirc and I only retried after reading Sorrontis comment thinking "challenge accepted" :)  Fun times! I thank you for it!



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Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 05:51:02 am
Yeah, that was my approach as well.   Tried a third time and got 8:15.  I'm pretty positive that 30 or so seconds can be shaved off that with this approach.  I know I wasted too much time grabbing energy mines when I should have just been grabbing important pickups at the end.  I also screwed up and got one of my lathes destroyed and rebuilding him definitely slowed my time on that last segment.



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Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 09:18:08 am
How did you change HQ design?



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Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 09:56:11 am
How did you change HQ design?

It's a bug that will be fixed very soon. Enjoy it while you can :)

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Reply #10 on: January 10, 2017, 10:10:07 am
That was also my approach, but I was slower. Also, Colonel, I agree with the pickup thing, I don't know what I was thinking. Although, that only takes me 2 minutes to clear the board.

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Reply #11 on: January 10, 2017, 10:23:35 am
or maybe even 8 ? ;)
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Reply #12 on: January 10, 2017, 10:49:27 am

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Reply #13 on: January 10, 2017, 11:24:21 am
7 minute time probably possible. You can ignore ~ 75% of the map & not engage with any of the ships. Rate limiting step is building of the largest ship



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Reply #14 on: January 10, 2017, 11:28:26 am
Pretty fun to figure out without totems and rock burner.

=====> This is a moderately pointy stick. You need to poke me with it once in three days if you need PRPL from me