Custom Map: Nice Job 4: The Plumber

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on: April 23, 2010, 07:58:54 am
This topic is for discussion of map: Nice Job 4: The Plumber


Author: UpperKEES

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No tricks or luck required, just skill and persistence. Definitely the hardest map I've made (and will make). I hope you don't mind a few tries to pick up necessary items, find a good starting position and build up your initial economy. Your first attempt WILL fail. Tips on request (see comments).



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Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 08:35:58 am
Title:
Nice Job 4: The Plumber
Difficulty:
Expert Only
Creeper type:
Land only
Remarks:
No tricks or luck required, just skill and persistence. Definitely the hardest map I've made (and will make). I hope you don't mind a few tries to pick up necessary items (sacrifice some collectors), find a good starting position and build up your initial economy. Your first attempt WILL fail. Tips on request (see comments).
Description:
Today you are a plumber and you have been called for a job:

- Check the tab above the sink.
- Check the shower.
- Check the gooseneck of the toilet.
- Check all drains to the sewer.
- Fix the two leaks in the sewer.
- Mop the mess with Cillit Bang lime power cleaner.

Unfortunately you were clumsy and dropped your tool box, so your equipment is all over the bathroom.
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Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010, 10:29:16 am
Flying around to several points to collect the things before even getting started is a neat concept. I still say the athlete was harder though.

I enjoyed this!



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Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010, 10:42:33 am
Thanks! The Athlete was more 'tricky' though. I've stepped away from that, as many people seem to prefer playing straight forward instead of solving a puzzle.

I was just playing EFK-01 Ventil and already restarted 2 times after some nasty spores.... ;) Looking good, expect comments soon.

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Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010, 12:04:17 pm
I must say I didn't found it expert only.

But don't trust me, some of my medium maps are expert only for some.


But it was fun, challenging, fun, a nice map and more fun.



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Reply #5 on: April 23, 2010, 12:28:03 pm
I was just playing EFK-01 Ventil and already restarted 2 times after some nasty spores.... ;)

You think that's bad, wait til the Basin, #5. I manually entered many spore waves to make a pattern you need to memorize and shift all the SAM's around to stop them between waves, lol :)



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Reply #6 on: April 23, 2010, 12:39:22 pm
Too hard for me. Clearly an "expert-only"  map as indicated.

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Reply #7 on: April 23, 2010, 04:25:17 pm
@ Sqaz:

Yeah, I seem to misjudge the difficulty rating of my own maps easily. Maps that I find very hard are considered normal, and maps that I consider medium only get 3 scores.... Maybe this is because I want to do my maps 'my way' (to obtain a high score).

Glad you had fun though!


@ Vexsin:

No, not that bad (although I expected less), but 3 spores got to the same SAM.... Let's continue in your topic when I finish it; I got busy, but have it still running. Regarding the pattern: I might 'cheat' and write it down from the map editor. :P


@ Karsten:

I'm happy at least someone finds it's a tough map! Future maps will be a little less tough (if I can still judge that, probably not).

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Reply #8 on: April 30, 2010, 03:44:35 pm
I can't seem to get past the area by the blaster tech, once i get there, which is where i start, i cant expand out, but only hold the creeper back at a standstill..help please?



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Reply #9 on: May 01, 2010, 06:04:42 am
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« Last Edit: December 13, 2010, 03:14:32 pm by UpperKEES »

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Reply #10 on: May 25, 2010, 02:27:36 am
After skipping map 2 and 3 I gave this one a try, I lost quickly the first few tries, but then I tried what seemed to be a bad strategy.  I ignored everything and went for the Mortar Tech.  Stuck in the NW corner with nothing but Mortar's to defend me it was slow going.  It took a long time but eventually with I broke my way back to the blaster and away I went.

I can't imagine that's a normal way of finishing that map, but I guess whatever works ....



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Reply #11 on: May 25, 2010, 08:27:24 am
After skipping map 2 and 3 I gave this one a try

Besides a common theme there's no story line in my maps, so you can play them in any order. If you still like to finish NJ2 & NJ3 some day, you might wanna have a look at the old comments and/or my custom map thread for some hints how to solve them.

I lost quickly the first few tries, but then I tried what seemed to be a bad strategy.  I ignored everything and went for the Mortar Tech.  Stuck in the NW corner with nothing but Mortar's to defend me it was slow going.  It took a long time but eventually with I broke my way back to the blaster and away I went.

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I can't imagine that's a normal way of finishing that map, but I guess whatever works ....

Yep, that's true. I love it when a map can be won by applying different strategies and people posting about their approach, so everybody can learn for each other. Thanks for playing! :)
« Last Edit: December 13, 2010, 03:15:30 pm by UpperKEES »

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Reply #12 on: August 29, 2010, 08:58:11 am
Fun stuff!
(And, I beat Anonymous...who should be renamed ubiquitous.)



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Reply #13 on: September 02, 2010, 01:02:51 pm
He sure is. He played 863 maps (only Laguna2008 has played more). Anonymous even played this map 39 times! :o

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Reply #14 on: November 30, 2010, 02:04:54 am
Okay, I know my time is sad, but I enjoyed every minute of it!  ;)

Great map KEES!  :D

now that I know what to do, I'll probably come back and replay it later.

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