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Author Name:BOINHE
Submitted By:goldenferret
Hold Name:The Long Quest, Part 1: A mysterious threat emerges!
Theme:Various, with a plot
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Number of Levels:11
Number of Rooms:76
Number of Monsters:1243
Version:DROD: The City Beneath (3.0)
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Thanks again to all my testers, the people who made this possible. I plan for this hold to be a trilogy or possibly a fourlogy, so keep your eyes peeled!
07-15-2007 at 08:22 PM
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Congrats to goldenferret on a great debut hold. Quite an easy hold, but it has a good story that has me looking forward to part two.

Keep up the good work!

Steve.
07-15-2007 at 08:30 PM
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Thank you... If there was at least one puzzle you found pleasing and/or satisfyingly difficult, let me know so I have an idea of what kind of difficulty I should put in my holds. ;)

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07-15-2007 at 09:53 PM
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Just wanted to say that I've also voted on this hold.

The main reason is that I think this hold is harder than 3.5 brains. Not because the hold contains difficult puzzles, but
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My overall score is based on the fact that 1) it's a first hold, 2) it's good, but not SmS quality yet, and 3) the various speelings in the hold.

On the other hand, it is much better than most people's first hold. :)

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07-16-2007 at 01:11 AM
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Thank you for your review, I will take it into consideration while building part 2.

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07-16-2007 at 05:16 PM
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This is a very good first hold. Some of the rooms in the hold I really like, but there are also some rooms I don't really like.

My favourite rooms were:
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Well, as a said, I didn't like all the rooms, and this is the rooms I didn't like:
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Well, maybe my taste is a little odd, but this is my personal opinions of the hold, I gave it 7/10 overall and 4,5/10 brains:)

Iím looking forward to see your next hold goldenferret:)

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07-16-2007 at 09:58 PM
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I'm estimating sometime in mid-August.
And thanks for the review Rheb, I can't get around to looking at the rooms right now but I'll take your advice into consideration.
By the way, part two will be called "Revenge of L'Eponge". :thumbsup
And what does that stupid sigma mean?

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07-17-2007 at 06:17 PM
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And what does that stupid sigma mean?


the standard deviation of user ratings. so you can tell if the ratings are clustered around the mean, or very spread out. smaller number = high clustering, which usually means "this is pretty close to what people think". larger number = very spread out, which usually means, "everyone loves it or hates it" :)



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07-17-2007 at 06:47 PM
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Ah, statistics saves the day again!

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Good job, I enjoyed this hold. :fun
07-22-2007 at 12:18 AM
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I suppose you didn't think it was all that hard, mr. Magic Show 2? ;)

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07-24-2007 at 12:09 AM
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I suppose you didn't think it was all that hard, mr. Magic Show 2? ;)


I went w/ 4 difficulty. Of course the important thing is that the hold is fun, which yours is. :thumbsup
07-24-2007 at 12:17 AM
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i'm having trouble with tar storage 1 east, with the gel
07-25-2007 at 02:47 AM
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i'm having trouble with tar storage 1 east, with the gel
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07-25-2007 at 02:58 AM
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I know it's been a while, but I am holding out hope for Part 2 coming out some day. I'd enjoy playing more holds by this architect if this is an example of what he's capable of his first time out.

The Long Quest, Part 1 is an enjoyable hold tied together by an interesting story with some very good puzzles. Overall, the hold is not that difficult, but there were some slightly tricky rooms that may stump you for a bit. (Well they stumped me anyway.) You know... those rooms where you wonder, "How the heck am I going to solve this one?" But then, after some -- but not too much -- pondering/experimenting, the "Ahhh, I see" moment hits you? I like those types of rooms : they makes me feel smart without giving me a headache.

Rating: Overall 8; Difficulty 4
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