Custom Map: Nice Job 9: The Explorer

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on: May 14, 2010, 02:04:02 pm
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Author: UpperKEES

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Time to act fast! First defend your initial position before you will be able to advance. After that it will be tough, but pretty straight forward. I've tried to create a different look for this map; please let me know if you like it.



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Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 02:12:19 pm
Title:
Nice Job 9: The Explorer
Difficulty:
Hard
Creeper type:
Land only
Remarks:
Time to act fast! First defend your initial position before you will be able to advance. After that it will be tough, but pretty straight forward. I've tried to create a different look for this map; please let me know if you like it.
Description:
WOW! You've finally found it!

For many years you've been an explorer, searching in the dense forests of South America. This must be your lucky day!

You arrived at the outer walls of the ancient city you've studied for so long. Many treasures must be hidden here. And even more important: eternal fame!

Suddenly your hear a strange sibilant sound in the far distance. When you pay more attention, the sound seems to get closer every 15 seconds....

You quickly decide to take the two closest towers, before they take you. Damn! Why do you never get an easy job?
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Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 03:34:06 pm
edit: never mind....

Spooky map... very spooky.

Took me a few tries to get an opening strat that worked
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Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 05:25:57 pm
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Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 12:14:07 pm
This was actually the first long (I can't believe you managed to do this in 16 min) map, it has a nice theme, a carefully made terrain, and it stayed challenging untill the end.
However I didn't like the uncappable emitters in the small statues, you just have to build a lot of blasters to stop them and you won't even notice it in your energy.



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Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 01:21:45 pm
Nah, 16 minutes would indeed be unbelievable, so I did it in 18 and a half... ;)

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Reply #6 on: May 15, 2010, 01:43:01 pm
Only 8-9 energy?

Wow, then I overbuild a bit at the start, I built 11 and then while I was attacking the creeper I kept building reactors.
But I needed all that energy as I used 5 blasters to cap each statue.



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Reply #7 on: May 15, 2010, 01:56:51 pm
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Reply #8 on: May 17, 2010, 11:26:48 pm
heh this was a challenge, it took me a few tries to get going as well, starting with one reactor right away helped.  i'm not sure i've ever lagged so bad before from the number of blasters i had to build, i didn't find the mortar or drone upgrades useful by the time i got them.  my score isn't pretty but at least i beat it.  Oh yeah and Mrs. Jones, your husband loves you, lol.



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Reply #9 on: May 19, 2010, 03:57:45 pm
heh this was a challenge, it took me a few tries to get going as well, starting with one reactor right away helped.

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i'm not sure i've ever lagged so bad before from the number of blasters i had to build, i didn't find the mortar or drone upgrades useful by the time i got them.

That's exactly as intended. For some reason I love blaster battles, so I only provided them on this map to make finishing the map a little easier if needed. I don't use them myself at all.

my score isn't pretty but at least i beat it.

That's what counts. I rather finish a challenging map at spot #5 than being #1 on a map that I completed in less than 2 minutes without a serious fight.

Oh yeah and Mrs. Jones, your husband loves you, lol.

Heheh! I'm glad at least one person didn't forget about this poor lady.... ;)
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Reply #10 on: September 05, 2010, 05:27:15 pm
I gave up trying and read the comments - but still failing.
4 Collectors that run up the vertical walls near the towers.
Reactor.
Blaster @lower tower.
Blaster @upper tower.
4 more Collectors in courtyard .
Start second Reactor.
Connector to lower tower gets taken out at about 2:45 (by emitter in tower).
Toast.

Small hint would be appreciated (another great map!).



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Reply #11 on: September 05, 2010, 07:08:14 pm
Yep, this one has a tough start; you're not the first to have trouble with this one.

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Good luck! :)

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Reply #12 on: September 06, 2010, 05:49:19 am
Hmmmm - I'm going to have to move this one to the "Try it when you get better" list.
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(Good thing there are so many other "NJ" maps to work on.)

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Reply #13 on: September 07, 2010, 05:48:45 pm
Still beating on this one (or it is beating on me).
Attaching images of how I am trying to start - just in case you're feeling generous with advice.
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Reply #14 on: September 07, 2010, 07:03:45 pm
You're doing fine; I like the left screen. :) Some improvements:

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