Custom Map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?

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on: August 30, 2012, 02:01:04 am
This topic is for discussion of map #1394: Challenges: Where's my LS?


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Rescue your liberation ship before you run out of time or energy!



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Reply #1 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.
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Reply #2 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.
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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.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2012, 03:36:33 pm by J »



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Reply #3 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?



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Reply #4 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.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2012, 12:49:49 pm by J »



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Reply #5 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!
« Last Edit: September 01, 2012, 07:15:03 am by SmileyCoder »

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Reply #6 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!



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Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 12:30:44 pm
I just don't get it at all
Nothing seems to be digging



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Reply #8 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!
« Last Edit: September 04, 2012, 01:21:40 pm by J »



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Reply #9 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

Best of luck with your game,
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Reply #10 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.



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Reply #11 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.



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Reply #12 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.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2012, 03:39:44 pm by J »



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Reply #13 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. ;)



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Reply #14 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.