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Author Name:Ryan
Submitted By:RoboBob3000
Hold Name:Islands in the Sky
Theme:Sword manipulation (not necessarily your own)
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Number of Levels:1
Number of Rooms:11
Number of Monsters:166
Version:DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold
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This is Islands in the Sky, a hold I created in late 2005 that I never submitted to the holds board until now. It contains ten puzzles with no explicit theme. There are a couple of "room template" repetitions and a slight emphasis on swords-that-aren't-your-own.

Noteworthy about this hold is that 2N and 2N1E were lifted (not exactly, but in spirit) from my short unpublished DROD:AE hold Cerebella Archipelago, which will remain unpublished. I believe the rooms I took from it were the best rooms of that hold though, so you're not missing out on anything.

Thanks for playing!


Ryan Berry
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02-07-2007 at 06:49 PM
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Stephen4Louise
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WOOT!

We're on a roll today, hope these good holds keep coming.

Thanks Ryan. Keep up the good work.

Steve.
02-07-2007 at 07:51 PM
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I gave this one an 8, with 6 brains of difficulty.

Some very nice puzzles, a little harder than Compass Point...

Very good.

More holds from RoboBob3000, please!

Josh

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02-07-2007 at 08:54 PM
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Yes! You didn't let us down a second time, Ryan! I am enjoying it a tad big more than Compass Point. I tend to like decoy, mimic, bomb puzzles better than restricted movement puzzles, but keep up the great work!

I gave this a 9 with 6 brains. (This hold is also more difficult than Compass Point). I probably will rate this hold with a 10 once I finish it. And I don't give out 10's too often. :)
02-07-2007 at 09:39 PM
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Aww dangit, it looks like just about everybody found an unintended solution to 4n1e. It's still clever though, so I guess I'm okay with it.

In my intended solution, all the roaches are sword-kills. Has anybody gone that route yet?



Edit: And it looks like you guys beat me in 3n1e and 6n2e as well.
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02-09-2007 at 01:51 AM
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Solid, short hold.
02-13-2007 at 07:31 PM
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I think Larrymurk's review is excellent. The rooms were small but certainly not without their challenges. I enjoyed every room and didn't find anything that was frustrating. Sometimes (on a couple of the early levels) it amazed me how long it took to figure out because there were so few possible moves! Quite a nice idea and well executed. The themes were consistent and nice and overall was very enjoyable. Thanks!


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08-06-2011 at 10:14 PM
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My thoughts on this hold were nearly identical to west.logan's. The rooms were very tightly constructed and I enjoyed all of them. I did feel that 6N2E wasn't significantly different from the preceding room, but it was still a good room nonetheless. Nicely done! :)

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Very much enjoyed this hold. Nice and small with puzzles that made you think. If you're still around RoboBob, you should make some more holds someday.
05-13-2014 at 06:12 PM
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