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Title: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: AutoPost on August 30, 2012, 02:01:04 am
This topic is for discussion of map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS? (http://knucklecracker.com/creeperworld2/viewmaps.php?mapid=1394)
(http://knucklecracker.com/creeperworld2/thumb.php?id=1394) (http://knucklecracker.com/creeperworld2/viewmaps.php?mapid=1394)

Author: J (http://knucklecracker.com/creeperworld2/viewmaps.php?author=J)

Desc:
Rescue your liberation ship before you run out of time or energy!
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: Helper on August 30, 2012, 08:18:25 am
This is a very rewarding map to finish, but I think a lot of players will need some hints on getting through it (I know I did).

You are given all of the weapons you need to survive, but the key is to use them properly. You will also need to save often and be prepared to back up and re-start many times. I was saving about every 8-10 seconds and lost count of how many times I re-started.

I'll leave it to the map maker to post any detailed hints, but to win this you have to use your enemy to free your friends.

A tough, but great game.
Enthusiastic thumb's up!
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: J on August 30, 2012, 09:14:46 am
I can say I did i without any saving.
Hints (13): Don't read them all at time since all following hints reveal more of the solution and they may take out you're fun. Only use when you're stuck.
(click to show/hide)
Once I have some more hints ready I'll add them here and you'll see the number after 'hints' increasing. If you need more just tell me where the problem is.

This is probably my last CW2 map (30 maps) while it's my first map without any fields.
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: Helper on August 30, 2012, 09:43:48 am
This is probably my last CW2 map (30 maps) while it's my first map without any fields.

I am really sorry to read that!
I think I've played all of your maps and they have been some real barn-burners...unless that means you're going to be focusing on "CW3" maps?
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: J on August 30, 2012, 09:46:48 am
Yes I'll be focussing on CW3. But it still doesn't mean I'll never upload any more CW2 maps, I have some non-balanced concepts and I may decide to balance them. But first I'll play around with CW3.

And this map now has more comments than scores and I hardly need some positive votes.
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: SmileyCoder on August 30, 2012, 02:55:47 pm
Managed to beat it in the 4th try without looking at your hints. Very very impressive map I must say.

I love a map that will really challenge me, and also stay fun without a 10 min cleanup at the end.

I also appreciate a map where its obvious that alot of time was spent getting the speed at which the terrain decays just right, in order to keep the tension going.
I loved it, thank you for making it!
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: fraterpotens on August 31, 2012, 08:29:14 pm
a very delicately balanced map.
fun indeed.
I loved your CW2 maps, and look forward to your CW3 work!
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: jctreese on September 02, 2012, 12:30:44 pm
I just don't get it at all
Nothing seems to be digging
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: J on September 02, 2012, 02:24:36 pm
a very delicately balanced map.
fun indeed.
I loved your CW2 maps, and look forward to your CW3 work!
Thanks =)
I just don't get it at all
Nothing seems to be digging
Added new hint to hint section which should help you out:
(click to show/hide)
EDIT: After seeing the *huge* amount of scores I want to say to everyone, just ask for hints if you still can't finish!
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: SmileyCoder on September 14, 2012, 06:54:45 am
Its sad that great maps like this one only gets 5 scores.

Perhaps you could make a Easier version of it :P
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: fitz on September 14, 2012, 09:58:42 am
Its sad that great maps like this one only gets 5 scores.

Perhaps you could make a Easier version of it :P

I guess 8 upvotes with only 5 scores is pretty good.
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: Kithros on September 14, 2012, 02:38:30 pm
If you can manage to get to the LS there's a very very easy way to solve the map:
(click to show/hide)
My time should have quite a bit of room for improvement still.
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: J on September 14, 2012, 03:38:11 pm
Finally 6 scores! (and 11 upvotes)

The real goal of this map is to get to the LS. I added your hint to the hint section.
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: Bongo on September 14, 2012, 04:41:43 pm
I liked it. It was very challenging. Only small thing was that after you free your Liberty Ship, and get secure, it's it's kind of boring mopping up for 2 minutes. It might have been slightly better to acquire a capsule to win, maybe back towards the beginning.

People hate hard maps (not me). Maybe for CW3 there will be separate 'difficulty' and 'fun' votes, and only people who finish the map get to vote up/down on the fun part. ;)
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: J on September 14, 2012, 05:47:16 pm
I must say I was thinking about letting you win by collecting all crystals, but for unknown reasons I didn't do that. Mayby it was a nice cooling-down before showing the final message, can't remember.
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: florrat on December 04, 2012, 08:19:41 am
Got here from you signature, because I wanted a challenge. It was a original concept, I liked it.
In my opinion it wasn't too hard. I made many mistakes, and still managed to complete it on my first try (or the second try if you count that I first loaded the map and watched a few minutes how the map would evolve without doing anything). But it still was a challenge to go past the emitters using as little energy as possible :-)

EDIT:
This is probably my last CW2 map (30 maps)
yay, you were wrong  ;D
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: Helper on December 04, 2012, 08:55:36 am
@florrat,
You might want to look at the other maps "J" has done.
They tend to get a lot of down votes due to difficulty, but are (IMO) among the best maps on CW2.
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: florrat on December 04, 2012, 09:27:47 am
@Helper, I was already planning to do so, but thanks for the tip.
Title: Re: Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?
Post by: J on November 14, 2016, 06:33:25 am
After i reach the LS.
must i wait until its free? or do i miss something?
There's a gateway in the top-right of the map that will dig out the LS for you, but you must provide a free path (that is, without ground or AC blocking the way) from the gateway to your LS.