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Author Name:Vipul
Submitted By:VIPCOOL
Hold Name:The Secret of the Slayer
Theme:Different theme on each level
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Number of Levels:12
Number of Rooms:78
Number of Monsters:518
Version:DROD: The City Beneath (3.0)
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This hold is easier than my other holds but the puzzles are fun. You get to play as a seep, slayer, and wraithwing and there are some custom graphics.
Note: Read the level descriptions because in some levels it explains the scripting that will happen.
08-24-2007 at 09:49 PM
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Isn't this the sequel to The Forbidden Fortress?

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08-25-2007 at 12:36 AM
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Hmmm... when was this hold last updated? What I'm seeing could be from beta testing but you (VIPCOOL) have a 25 move demo for Pits of Darkness: 1S1E, which is impossible in my version as there are more dot creatures. I presume these were added later...

In fact there are several rooms on this level with this issue.

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08-25-2007 at 09:08 PM
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Hmmm... when was this hold last updated? What I'm seeing could be from beta testing but you (VIPCOOL) have a 25 move demo for Pits of Darkness: 1S1E, which is impossible in my version as there are more dot creatures. I presume these were added later...

In fact there are several rooms on this level with this issue.
Yes, as pointed out by Jason here.

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08-25-2007 at 09:14 PM
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Yes, as pointed out by Jason here.

Ah thanks... that's a shame :/
08-25-2007 at 09:15 PM
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Being a not very good DROD player, i thouroughly enjoyed this hold as it was easy enough not to get me frustrated, but hard enough to make me use my brain without straining it.

Playing in the different disguises was fun and a very nice break from using your trusty sword.

I'd very much like to see more of this kind!

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08-25-2007 at 09:31 PM
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The Cave of Eyes is another hold by me which is easy and fun and The Forbidden Fortress is also by me and it is the prequel to this hold.


Yeah. I highly recommend VIPCOOL's holds for an easy but not TOO easy play experience. (Though there does tend to be at least one frustrating wraithwing hunt per hold.)

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08-25-2007 at 09:38 PM
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Nice job, VIPCOOL!

This is indeed a quick and fun little diversion. The puzzles with the non-Beethro player roles are interesting, especially those in the Cave Traps level, where you play as a slayer. It's cool being able to kill with a hook, with body, or with both at once in the same turn. The Cave Traps puzzles highlighted these abilities nicely. 2N1E was my favorite puzzle on this level, because of the way you have to make the first kill. I don't usually try to optimize my demos, but the slayer behavior was interesting enough that I had fun trying to optimize these.

There are also new scripted monsters in this hold. I liked the stealth monsters in the Pits of Darkness level. It was easy and fun to figure out how they moved and defeat them. I didn't like the scripted "slayers" in the very last puzzle room as much. They killed each other off pretty quickly, but I would generally prefer things that look like slayers to move like real slayers. When I screwed up and died in the entrance of that room, I got about a dozen beeps and the game crashed on me.

I'm not sure I completely understood the story, but I guess, in your next hold,
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I'm looking forward to it. :)
08-26-2007 at 06:27 AM
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That was really fun! Thanks! The story could have been a little bit more worked... I just didnt understand it much, but the puzzles were fun for a quick break. Hope you keep making holds like this one.
08-28-2007 at 01:01 AM
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GREAT HOLD VIPCOOL!!!
the puzzles are very fun...It's fun to play as a slayer or wraithwing...
Good, Vipcool
I hope that this hold continues soon the story in another hold...
THANKS :D


08-28-2007 at 11:53 PM
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Solid, fun hold.

I had a lot of fun running around being "disguised" as different monsters.
09-02-2007 at 12:44 AM
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Finally able to play those last few rooms since the fix.

Captivating hold with a great atmosphere, themed levels, and fun challenges. Hope to see more of your work soon :)
10-17-2007 at 07:15 PM
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This hold has been updated so if you couldn't complete the hold before, you can now
Can you do that for some other holds? I've got this LarryMurk hold I can't complete...
10-17-2007 at 07:46 PM
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Nice! The story was a bit confusing, but the rooms where great!

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11-07-2007 at 02:57 PM
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Hay guys! I just confirmed that the kill-all-the-slayers room is solvable! It was actually kind of fun. But difficult.

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11-10-2007 at 05:56 PM
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