AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

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AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby Arunion » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:22 pm

Welcome to the 309th AR2 A contest: Pyramid Smash

I am not exactly used to creating levels, but here's my go at a simple challenge.
No special rules, just get the dillo to the portal and you're good to go.

Some prices have been changed.


AR2 Version 2.1.3 Beta is used, make sure you use the correct version.

If you download this level please submit your solution even if you think it's not good. You help us keep the forum alive and we might be able to help you become a better player.

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Naming convention [DollarsRemaining]-[YourForumName]-[SolutionName]

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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby mark_man » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:48 pm

666 :twisted:
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Please for everyone don't believe ANY scores I post .... :D :twisted:
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby bythelee » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:51 pm

"Simple" challenge? Crikey! :shock:

It's big, and tricky, and I'm struggling to pick an option to develop.
Which is kinda exactly how it should be.

Haven't even got a solution yet. Never mind anything elegant. :(
Hopefully I'll make a breakthough soon.....
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby Arunion » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:00 pm

Well it is simple if you go for completing the level, difficult if you want to make it inexpensive. ^^
I tested it a few times while making it earlier in case I won a challenge, and I purposefully removed the easy routes that I found :twisted:
I figured multiple ways to go for a solution would make things.. interesting. ^^
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby mark_man » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:46 am

It is very easy I did 3 ways in an hour first took 15 min .Levels like this need a multi approach as this give more ideas and then the tweaking starts . :D
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby bythelee » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:22 am

I agree with everything you guys have said.

I'm just finding that everything I try starts out well, and then goes horribly wrong. :lol:

But it's much better to have multiple uncertainty, than a single obvious option.

I just haven't got anything to finish yet. 3 in one hour? I wish.
(OK, I could do that easily with something like anchoring the rocket sled permanently, but that doesn't feel... right)
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby mark_man » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:03 pm

Well I have top , middle and bottom completions and all within 20 points of each other .For me this is exactly what I try to achieve when I make a level (my own :oops: ) so congrats on a well balanced level .
Seeing as we are getting no scores posted I'm going to boos the scores up a bit 1616+ :twisted:
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby bythelee » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:53 pm

I've only just managed to get the first variants finished.

And your "boost" already eliminates my first solution.

But, I'm just in contention with the others....

1626+ :wink:

Gone "top" to start with. I did fancy a "middle" but couldn't quite thread the needle nicely. Going back to that next.
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby mark_man » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:54 pm

1666+ and nice to see you have mastered it :D
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby Arunion » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:09 pm

Thank you for the congrats for the level design :D I'm glad my level managed a variation in how to solve it. Means I did something right at least, although some of that is probably luck :lol:
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby bythelee » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:41 pm

Well, "mastered" is a pretty strong word. :lol: Not one I would use.....

Seeing as my other two solutions were 1668 and 1670, I don't have a lot of headroom above that last bid. :(

Got some time to have another go tomorrow. 20 hours and counting.
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby mark_man » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:23 pm

Ill give you a target and a clue!.
Out of my top middle and bottom a sole rocket and nothing else would draw with my weakest link :twisted: GL
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby bythelee » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:15 am

mark_man wrote:Ill give you a target and a clue!.
Out of my top middle and bottom a sole rocket and nothing else would draw with my weakest link :twisted: GL


Crikey!
So, between 1750 and 1770 from the "other" clues you've mentioned.
Thanks for the target.

I did think my top launcher was expensive. Now it's confirmed.
12 hours to find something competitive.
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby mark_man » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:09 pm

Well my first statement was pre tweak but as it stands now your findings are very accurate and within a 10 point margin :)
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Re: AR2 A 309 Pyramid Smash (ends 5 April @ 20h00 GMT)

Postby bythelee » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:03 pm

Well, I've secured a 1736 going through the middle.

There is a tantalising 1802 failure, but it just fails, and fixing the bit that causes the end fail will change how it gets there.....

"Frustrating" level. As in brilliant level. Because every little great idea is stymied somewhere along the way. :lol:
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