Custom Map #8717: 45x45. By: TrickyCorp Tiny Levels

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on: August 02, 2020, 07:39:52 am
This topic is for discussion of map #8717: 45x45


Author: TrickyCorp Tiny Levels
Size: 45x45

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On this world, a small piece of creeper AI has gone out of the loki's control. It produces creeper and spores in a rather agressive pattern. It can also move itself and manipulate wind. Do you have what it takes to win, or are you not Determined enough?



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Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 03:44:57 am
If you are struggling with the level, here are some hints:
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Maybe with these hints the level ratings will go up by 10%. Maybe not. Either way, I hope this refreshed some early game tactics.

Spoiler 2: Creeper patterns. Read them if you are too lazy to just figure it out yourself.
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Status update 6: Have a nice day.


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Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 11:24:13 pm
LOL! I love your second spoiler.  ;D

Regardless what anyone else may tell you, THIS is a cool map. It's like a very mild version of a Sorrontis map, so those of you who are reading this and think this is a difficult (therefore a "1" rating) map... please don't try any of Sorrontis' maps. Or JasonStevens, or a few others' either.

If you've been playing for a while and you at least know enough math to know how to evaluate basic cost-to-benefit ratios, then you can beat this map. All you need to do is build smartly in the beginning. Notice how long it takes the creeper to reach your base then build as much power as possible, then build weapons at the last minute. That's not just how you do this map... it's how you approach just about any challenging map (with a few exceptions) that gives you a minute or two before the creeper hits your base.

Here's what I think makes this a really cool map:
1) You don't need to pause or save if you're fast & know what to do. That's a nice bonus.
2) There are a lot of elements: Wind, spores, creeper that moves around... and it is
3) All packed together in a small bundle. This is a lot of stuff to cram in a small map! And it still gives you plenty of wiggle room to do your own thing.

Yes, there are no upgrades which may be a downer for some of you. And I love upgrades as much as anyone - but you don't need them for this small map.

Very nicely done, TrickyCorp! Thanks for the map!  ;D ;D
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You disagree with this sentence, don't you?


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Reply #3 on: August 04, 2020, 02:11:17 am
Here's what I think makes this a really cool map:
1) You don't need to pause or save if you're fast & know what to do. That's a nice bonus.
2) There are a lot of elements: Wind, spores, creeper that moves around... and it is
3) All packed together in a small bundle. This is a lot of stuff to cram in a small map! And it still gives you plenty of wiggle room to do your own thing.

50x50 is going to have a lot of features I have used earlier, and is supposed to be a mildly hard recap of some of my scripts. Thanks to your comment I will also add wind at the 15-minute mark.  At that point it should not really be able to do you much harm, but it might force you to retreat a little bit.

Thanks for the positive feedback  :)

Status update 6: Have a nice day.