Custom Map #872: Nebula. By: Sorrontis

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on: August 15, 2017, 08:41:13 pm
This topic is for discussion of map #872: Nebula


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Enter the Nebula; you may not come out the same. #PRPL #NoLand #Plasma #FewEnergySources #HotKeys



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Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 12:19:14 am
Still no completion?  :P I guess I'll give a few hints. 8)

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Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 01:04:48 am
Oh... "L", not "I". Actually hitting the right key might help!



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Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 09:04:10 am
Oh... "L", not "I". Actually hitting the right key might help!

Ha, I see that. I take full responsibility ;)

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Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 11:41:53 pm
This map was so good that it forced me to come out of lurking to post here =P



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Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 11:48:35 pm
This map was so good that it forced me to come out of lurking to post here =P

Woohoo! Thanks!

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Reply #6 on: August 19, 2017, 05:15:31 pm
14minute-ish. Tunnen, you're on a roll! My prediction was right!

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Reply #7 on: August 19, 2017, 06:53:46 pm
You managed to make a map where I actually wanted to replay it multiple times in order to try to beat my time.  Then I saw your prediction and felt I had to try to get there.  =P



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Reply #8 on: August 19, 2017, 07:03:47 pm
I have no clue if you can beat that time though :)

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Reply #9 on: September 26, 2017, 07:46:05 pm
Sorry, Sorrontis - I'd been putting this off after the first attempt, forgotten why, and decided to have a go. I found it was the frame rate.

For now, I'm wondering what I should have been doing about those three attack craft. The cannon can deal with one, but the others seem to be too strong for conventional weaponry. (Ramming would work, if the rammer wasn't torn apart by cannonfire. The defence grid doesn't recharge in time for the second wave.) So far the best I have done is a full complement of ships (not full charge) and the top area under control, with the Struc belt finishing. The second triplet then proceeds to wipe everything. The first fell to the defence grid and some ramming.

So, for my own benefit (and possibly some confused others) ... what have I missed at this early stage?

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Reply #10 on: September 26, 2017, 07:50:45 pm
First wave is defense grid. Second wave, look at the movement and prepare struc to be 100% in it's way, and add a couple side ramming for good measure. You should have been able to grab both sides of the map before the second wave hits the center. The type of struc is key.

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Reply #11 on: September 26, 2017, 08:12:59 pm
Ah. So I just need to capture the Struc faster.

I get the impression that only some of those flip-Emitters actually make Struc, while the rest consume lathe time and complete the pattern.

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Reply #12 on: September 26, 2017, 09:05:18 pm
Ah. So I just need to capture the Struc faster.

I get the impression that only some of those flip-Emitters actually make Struc, while the rest consume lathe time and complete the pattern.

Nope, all flips create struc ... unless I forgot to click one of them.

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Reply #13 on: September 26, 2017, 09:38:19 pm
Well, an near-complete, prepared, Struc-channeled fleet just got wiped. Those guns tear through a Struc net just as fast as through ships.

The first wave, the defence grid was there to distract the guns, so I didn't need to fire a shot. The second wave, the central ship was stopped by the block about the central mine. The other two survived.

What did you mean by "sides" previously? The top sections connected to the Struc, or the Ship/Emitter/Doppel groups further down? Or the particle bursts in the lower corners?

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Reply #14 on: September 26, 2017, 10:04:58 pm
I took the right side, down to bottom right and get the two shippickup and amp gems on the way. On the left, all the way down to the center left energy source. This I had done before the second wave started moving.

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