Custom Map #3003: Next Step 7

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on: July 08, 2019, 10:22:20 am
This topic is for discussion of map #3003: Next Step 7


Author: Binz

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This took me a long time to make. It will take you a long time to complete. #onescreenpuzzle



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Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 12:14:59 pm
Binz, do not rush to lay out a solution to this puzzle. I have come a long way in solving the puzzle, but I have not yet managed to complete this level. It will not be so interesting to find a solution yourself.
The task, as always, is complex and interesting.



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Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 12:18:24 pm
Binz, do not rush to lay out a solution to this puzzle. I have come a long way in solving the puzzle, but I have not yet managed to complete this level. It will not be so interesting to find a solution yourself.
The task, as always, is complex and interesting.

Duly noted!
I will refrain from posting any solutions until I see your name on the score board.  ;)



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Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 06:50:20 am
My mind just got blown. Is there any understandable logic that a blasted drone deals damage to the energy bar?



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Reply #4 on: July 23, 2019, 04:27:15 am
My mind just got blown. Is there any understandable logic that a blasted drone deals damage to the energy bar?

I'm not sure what exactly you mean, but I have an idea. Are you talking about the very beginning of the mission, as in the first minute?



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Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 11:27:52 am
I'm not sure what exactly you mean, but I have an idea. Are you talking about the very beginning of the mission, as in the first minute?
Yes, that's what I mean.  How can the energy bar gets consumed when the drones get killed?  What kind of mechanism is it?



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Reply #6 on: July 23, 2019, 11:31:50 am
Yes, that's what I mean.  How can the energy bar gets consumed when the drones get killed?  What kind of mechanism is it?
It's semi-intentional misdirection, caused by coincidental timing. It's not the drones that make the energy bar decline, it's something else.
But I'll refrain from spoilers.  ;)



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Reply #7 on: July 24, 2019, 06:33:50 am
This map is even frustrating than the previous one.  I always get stuck when the rift after the tricky maze becomes accessible.  I upgrade beacons once, then grab the two nanochips (one under a drone), then no more moves.

My speculation is that I have to destroy the drone 2 blocks below a rift to reach the beacon tech; for that, I need to move the ship 3 block right to reach the blaster; to move 3 blocks right, I need the nullfier tech inside the wall to destroy the gate on the way.  I see a deadlock between getting the nullfier and moving right.

It's semi-intentional misdirection, caused by coincidental timing. It's not the drones that make the energy bar decline, it's something else.
But I'll refrain from spoilers.  ;)
I've figured it out myself.  The energy are consumed by those Ore Rigs with perfect adjustment, and the drones are just timers for visual purpose.  I wouldn't call this a spoiler since knowing this doesn't help the game progress, neither it is an easter egg.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2019, 07:40:36 am by wbxshiori »



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Reply #8 on: July 24, 2019, 09:33:57 am
I finally passed this level. Could not get maximum points. Flooded this part of the level very much.



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Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 11:20:27 am
I finally passed this level. Could not get maximum points. Flooded this part of the level very much.

Congratulations on the clear!
I'm interested to know how you made it through without collecting the technytes in the blocks.

Now that your score is on the scoreboard, I can post the walkthrough for those who'd like a hint.  :)


Cheers!



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Reply #10 on: July 24, 2019, 12:38:22 pm
It seems to me that the speed of packages for 6 was not necessary for the final passage.
The volume of the energy bank for 1 is also not needed.
Therefore, even 8-9 left extra.
+7 left walled up.



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Reply #11 on: July 24, 2019, 12:45:48 pm
 ???

Looks like yet again, you've managed to find a completely different approach that what I had foreseen!
Cool job!



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Reply #12 on: July 24, 2019, 02:17:02 pm
Yes, I watched the video. My approach was quite different. If you're interested, I can send 250-300 saves of the game.



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Reply #13 on: July 27, 2019, 05:47:42 am
If you're interested, I can send 250-300 saves of the game.

I don't think that's worth your effort. :)
Thanks anyway.



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Reply #14 on: July 27, 2019, 09:35:31 am
By the way, does anyone know how user 'empty' has managed to get a clear time below a minute without cheating?