Custom Map: Quagmire Quest 5: The CERN Concern

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on: October 03, 2011, 10:24:36 am
This topic is for discussion of map: Quagmire Quest 5: The CERN Concern


Author: UpperKEES

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This rather hard puzzle map will require you to build CERN's Large Hadron Collider. You'll need this particle accelerator to be able to build the only super weapon capable of stopping the Creeper.

Many thanks to MadMag for creating the magnificent graphics!



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Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 01:03:10 pm
Title:
Quagmire Quest 5: The CERN Concern
Difficulty:
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Creeper type:
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Remarks:
This rather hard puzzle map will require you to build CERN's Large Hadron Collider. You'll need this particle accelerator to be able to build the only super weapon capable of stopping the Creeper.

Many thanks to MadMag for creating the magnificent graphics!

Description:
The Creeper finally realized humans are a severe threat to its existence, so it decided to destroy our main research facility, because it brings us close to understanding the universe.... and the Creeper.

The CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), located in the Swiss Alps, has built the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). With a length of 26.7 kilometer this particle accelerator is the largest machine in the world. A few facts:

- More than 10,000 tonnes of liquid nitrogen and helium are used to bring the temperature down to -271.3 degrees Celcius (1.9 K), making it colder than outer space.

- Trillions of protons race around the LHC accelerator in 2 directions, travelling at 99.9999991% of the speed of light.

- When 2 beams of protons collide, temperatures 100,000 times hotter than the heart of our Sun are generated.

The LHC experiments will hopefully answers questions like:
- What gives matter its mass?
- What is the invisible 96% of the universe made off?
- Why does nature prefer matter to antimatter?
- How did matter evolve from the first instants of the universe's existence?

Unfortunately the Creeper doesn't want us to use this useful research data against it and tries to prevent scientists from finishing the LHC.

The scientists in their turn have designed a super weapon, called Thor, but they need the LHC to be able to build it at the right moment. Can you help them out?

Please note this is a very hard puzzle map. When you can't figure it all out by yourself, have a look at the tips and hints in the map comments at the KnuckleCracker forums.

Also note that my other maps are easier and require more fighting. Good luck!

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Quagmire Quest 5: The CERN Concern

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« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 02:18:19 pm by UpperKEES »

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Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 01:04:00 pm
Additional information:

Besides my thanks to MadMag for the great graphics I am grateful to both hi and Kithros for beta testing this map! :)

The CERN Concern is a tribute to (in my opinion) one of the best maps ever made for CW1: The Temple of Moloch by Kapoios (probably the best CW1 player ever).

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After already having finished this map the CERN appeared in the news last week. Apparently particles were found that seem to travel with a speed even faster than light! (Read more here.) Who knows what will be possible in the future?

To read more about the CERN and the Large Hadron Collider I recommend visiting their website: http://public.web.cern.ch/public/en/LHC/LHC-en.html

Their Flash time line also provides very interesting data: http://lhc-milestones.web.cern.ch/LHC-Milestones/Flash/LHCMilestones-en.html



Please note this map is not about setting a fast time. Being able to finish it is all that matters, which should only take you about 4 minutes of your time.... once you've figured out the solution! 8)

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As usual I'll be giving a few more hints over the next days.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 02:20:40 pm by UpperKEES »

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Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 07:11:04 pm
i built alot of relays all over the place and hoped for the best, sadly it didn't work out the way i wanted.



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Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 08:45:42 pm
i built alot of relays all over the place and hoped for the best, sadly it didn't work out the way i wanted.
It wouldn't be much of a puzzle if it did..



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Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 02:01:09 am
i built alot of relays all over the place and hoped for the best, sadly it didn't work out the way i wanted.

It's a good start, but of course there's a little more to it. Did you try to build Thor?

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Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 03:14:42 am

It's a good start, but of course there's a little more to it. Did you try to build Thor?

yep but i was too late, didnt even get half way



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Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 03:50:36 am

It's a good start, but of course there's a little more to it. Did you try to build Thor?

yep but i was too late, didnt even get half way


I got within 10 packets... I'll try again.  ;)



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Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 01:47:18 pm
yep but i was too late, didnt even get half way

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I got within 10 packets... I'll try again.  ;)

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Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 03:39:07 am
UGH!!!! I built Thor too soon!!!! Oh well, I will try tomorrow night  :'(



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Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011, 01:53:31 pm
UGH!!!! I built Thor too soon!!!! Oh well, I will try tomorrow night  :'(

Heheh! ;D Now you've reached the true problem of this puzzle....

After a chat with F0R about this map yesterday a general tip to others regarding applying upgrades:


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Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 03:07:33 am
Kees is evil,  ;)



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Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011, 02:39:30 pm
Nah, I just like using all game mechanics to the full extend, which makes you think a little more. Hence my love for puzzle maps, although I realize it's not everyone's cup of tea.

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Reply #13 on: October 08, 2011, 02:37:41 pm
By now you will have noticed that you can't finish Thor before Odin City has to leave.

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So what happens when you finish Thor just after Odin City took off?

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Reply #14 on: October 18, 2011, 05:05:55 pm
About the purpose of the SAM:

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