Custom Map: Nice Job 16: The Speleologist

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on: June 09, 2010, 12:04:18 pm
This topic is for discussion of map: Nice Job 16: The Speleologist


Author: UpperKEES

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The creeper may flow a little differently than expected at first glance. You will have enough space to start building, but how many techs and upgrades are you able to collect before you have to set up your defences?



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Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 12:38:13 pm
Title:
Nice Job 16: The Speleologist
Difficulty:
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Creeper type:
Land & Air
Remarks:
The creeper may flow a little differently than expected at first glance. You will have enough space to start building, but how many techs and upgrades are you able to collect before you have to set up your defences?
Description:
Exploring caves has always been your passion. Now you're getting paid to study the biological life forms it even got better.

Today you've entered a cave with huge stalactites hanging down from the ceiling and enormous stalagmites raising up from the floor.

The cave doesn't seem to be very stable; big rocks might be falling down occasionally.

You wonder what kind of organisms you should expect here. Let's find out....
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Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 07:36:45 am
Hmmm, I guess this one is considered a bit tough, so here are some tips:

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Time to improve my own score now....  :P
« Last Edit: December 13, 2010, 04:00:44 pm by UpperKEES »

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Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 05:37:45 pm
hmm i'm surprised no one has commented yet, guess i'll kick it off then.

Pretty fun, nice only needing 2 to start up, i couldn't get the speed tech though so guess who had to do most the level without it.  That's ok progress was much faster than on grave digger, it reminded me of the teacher a lot.



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Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010, 07:07:38 pm
Thanks Alex! :)

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Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 09:42:44 am
Thanks UpperKEES,

I am going to scratch my head for a while figuring out how you did that time.

First time I took 40 minutes. Second 22 but I thought I was pretty tight on getting the energy together.

Anyway, hat tip sir.



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Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010, 07:22:31 pm
I didn't do anything special, as far as I know. I just follow my normal guidelines:

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My first try (after testing a few weeks ago) took me 17:32 if I remember correctly, so I shaved off about 5 minutes myself. When I would play again I would probably gain another minute. You took off 18 minutes of your first time, so I'm sure you would gain another 5 minutes when you would try again.

Maybe I'll install a video recording program one day and let people decide of which map they like a video. At the moment I rather let people find out themselves because I believe you learn most from your own experience (especially mistakes). Never hesitate to ask anything though, as I'm always willing to help, even if you already can finish the map but just like to improve yourself.

By the way: I'm waiting for your second map! ;)
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Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 08:31:33 pm
the only maps i think it would be useful to see a video play through are ones that only have 1 or 2 scores posted, otherwise the tips you write in here should be enough.  But I like seeing creeper world maps in general, it's always entertaining to me to see everyone's own approach to a level.



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Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010, 09:44:02 pm
In that case The Athlete is candidate number 1, as only Miss Melissa has been able to solve this one. This map is more a 'puzzle'-map however, so I would give away the solution completely by showing a video of that one. It's a good suggestion though, so I'll think about a map with not too many scores....

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Reply #9 on: June 12, 2010, 04:30:30 am
In that case The Athlete is candidate number 1, as only Miss Melissa has been able to solve this one. This map is more a 'puzzle'-map however, so I would give away the solution completely by showing a video of that one. It's a good suggestion though, so I'll think about a map with not too many scores....

yah, u dont wanna give away the athlete.. i musta restarted that one near a hundred times. if someones determined enough, they'll get it.  :D



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Reply #10 on: June 13, 2010, 12:55:19 pm
Near a hundred? Wow! You could have asked for a hint of course, but you have your pride I guess.... ;)

One thing is for sure: that pride combined with your perseverance makes you perform very well! I'm often pleasantly surprised by the very fast times you set for my maps (and often make me go for a second or even third run because you beat me badly). I love people that never give up (as I never do myself). :)

When I finished releasing all my maps I will create one video of the map that has been requested most. The really hard ones are yet to come.... :P

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Reply #11 on: July 29, 2010, 09:58:18 am
Def didnt expect the levels of High Ground / Low ground at first. Score was a lot lower than I would have liked, but at least I got through it



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Reply #12 on: July 29, 2010, 04:42:47 pm
Def didnt expect the levels of High Ground / Low ground at first.

Hence this remark: The creeper may flow a little differently than expected at first glance. ;)

Score was a lot lower than I would have liked, but at least I got through it

You can't have it all! ;D Very decent time though....

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Reply #13 on: September 05, 2010, 08:17:29 am
Excellent tips - thanks for the assist.
Great fun to play (and win!).

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Reply #14 on: September 05, 2010, 10:39:24 am
Ah, you got on track pretty quickly after my PM. :)

Which tip helped you best? I don't mind you posting that one here to help out future players....

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