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Author Name:Saul Glasman
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Hold Name:The Oversight
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03-12-2004 at 08:51 PM
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I like this hold very much. It is difficult enough to mantain you scratching your head, and the puzzles are so good planned that the joy shakes you increasingly with each level!

Pacotillo!!

However, there is a room that's driving me nuts..., it's "The Scream" (Ouroboros, 1S). How to manage the roach without killing it??

Regards!

[Edited by lanark on 03-14-2004 at 03:01 AM GMT]

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03-14-2004 at 12:09 AM
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I like this hold very much. It is difficult enough to mantain you scratching your head, and the puzzles are so good planned that the joy shakes you increasingly with each level!

Pacotillo!!

However, there is a room that's driving me nuts..., it's "The Scream" (Ouroboros, 1S). How to manage the roach without killing it??

Regards!

[Edited by lanark on 03-14-2004 at 03:01 AM GMT]

Lanark:
Look at this map.
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03-14-2004 at 10:37 PM
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Thank you mason!!
Nice tip, I've learned for the future, I guess =)

Regards!!

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03-15-2004 at 12:45 AM
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Well... I've found a second headache...
On Ouroboros 2S,
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I'm in the correct path or I must think of another strategy from the beginning?

Regards!

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03-15-2004 at 01:33 AM
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Now keep in mind that I haven't played the room yet but my advice would be
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03-15-2004 at 03:07 AM
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No catch!! It works!!

Thank you, Drizzo!
I must think a little more...

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03-15-2004 at 10:46 AM
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Heh, thanks to this thread I started playing The Oversight, a neat little hold, not quite as classy as Bad Evil Restaurant, but we can't always be at the top of our game, eh Masonjason? ;)
And I must say, Tormented Dreams is quite the puzzle, I'm currently making my second loop through, seeing if I can get the south side right this time... darn that roach... I can only assume the CT tribute room is unbeatable, as there's some tar blocks that aren't cuttable over the trapdoors... but if you know some trick that I don't, feel free to share.
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BTW Eyeball salvage was an awesome puzzle! :thumbsup

[Edited by Drizzo on 03-15-2004 at 11:55 AM GMT]

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03-15-2004 at 11:52 AM
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quote:
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I can only assume the CT tribute room is unbeatable, as there's some tar blocks that aren't cuttable over the trapdoors...
I can confirm that it is indeed beatable Drizzo
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03-15-2004 at 12:14 PM
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OOH NEAT! Thanks for the encouragement! I never knew that worked, but it was the only thing I could think of... Nice trick there Masonjason, and I will remember that one...

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03-15-2004 at 01:23 PM
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Ok, now for that CT Tribute

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What to do?

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03-17-2004 at 03:37 AM
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If you're talking about the southmost one:
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03-20-2004 at 03:16 PM
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Why is there a demo of Beethro stuck on the top-left corner of the wall in Lvl1:1E? It crashed DROD (I ran this on an uncorrupted DROD)
03-21-2004 at 06:48 PM
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Ah. That would probably be because my DROD was corrupted when I exported the final hold. Sorry about that.

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03-21-2004 at 07:41 PM
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Thanks!!

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03-22-2004 at 11:04 AM
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Well, mason

I went along all of your devil rooms, on the pace of weird music, as you recomend, but that "Ella's Attack", my friend, is a thoughtest fight... I'm almost crying, I have tried a bunch of movements and get killed once and a thousand times... What to do?

[EDIT] Ok, it's solved, forget it! :)

[Edited by lanark on 03-22-2004 at 11:24 PM GMT]

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03-22-2004 at 11:02 PM
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OH MY

I think I'll give up.

This thing is a nightmare came true.
This King Duel is the worst room I faced ever.

You're no funny anymore, mason ;)

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03-22-2004 at 11:56 PM
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And that, my friends, are the cries induced by a successfully designed hold... just nice enough to get you addicted, but hard enough to make you hate the creator by the end. Nice work masonjason =)

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03-23-2004 at 12:51 AM
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I think it is a TERRIFIC hold!!

I LOVE it, I enjoyed a LOT playing it, for sure it will become a classic.
More than this, the story is very entertanining and funny, I like the way you put the rolls over.

You, masonjason, are a very good Architect!!!

Thanks!! :thumbsup

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03-23-2004 at 02:17 AM
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Well if you like this, you should try his other hold creation, "Bad Evil Restauraunt" OMG LOLOLOLOLZ IT R0XX0RZ!!! |t'z l!k3 4 D20D \\/32$!0n of T3h 42f3Nh0u$e!

[Edited by Drizzo on 03-23-2004 at 03:21 AM GMT: Hadda 1337 it up]

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03-23-2004 at 03:18 AM
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Well Well Well

It's a shame, but I must give up almost finishing.

"That Room" (yes, that) is too much for me, I can't even figure out a strategy to make this thing.

I must continue my (almost) normal life, so, I congrat you mason for this terrific hold, but must say goodbye.

Regards!

[Edited by lanark on 03-30-2004 at 01:25 PM GMT]

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Lanark's remark inspired me to try and finish that room (
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) on which I too gave up a while ago. It was hard work but I finally made it through. :thumbsup

However, I was very disappointed to find that the stairs in the following room sent me back to the beginning of the same level.


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03-24-2004 at 09:09 PM
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Gds and Lanark, please secret that room name. It's a plot spoiler.
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I think it is a TERRIFIC hold!!

I LOVE it, I enjoyed a LOT playing it, for sure it will become a classic.
More than this, the story is very entertanining and funny, I like the way you put the rolls over.

You, masonjason, are a very good Architect!!!


Thanks. It's nice to be praised.
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The
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is too much for me, I can't even figure out a strategy to make this thing.


If you're having trouble with that room, then there's a technique which will make it a lot easier (although it's still pretty hard):
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03-26-2004 at 06:35 PM
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If you're having trouble with that room, then there's a technique which will make it a lot easier (although it's still pretty hard):
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Thanks!! But I'm affraid that approach is EXACTLY what I was trying to apply... I think I'll be back when I get myself more trained... I'm a beginer droder, I think, it takes more than Dugan's to get ready for this room! ;)

Regards!!

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03-31-2004 at 05:04 AM
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I just got round to updating this hold. The end stairs should now work.

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04-08-2004 at 10:42 PM
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This is a solid, fun hold with a detailed story involving Beethro, a king, and a cupabara named Ellen. Don't ask, just check it out!
10-12-2005 at 08:11 PM
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OK, let's be honest.

Can you think of a single thing that would not be improved by the addition of the world's largest rodent? Capybaras, man...

(OK, besides tacos.)

Even without the clever plot, this is a fun hold. The rooms are well-constructed and in several cases quite difficult.

But the plot kicks it up a notch.

I give this hold an 8 with 6 brains. That's an average -- most rooms aren't too bad, but at least two require some real effort.

Josh

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Are you sure tacos wouldn't be improved by the addition of one or more capybaras? I mean, really really sure?
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Are you sure tacos wouldn't be improved by the addition of one or more capybaras? I mean, really really sure?


Well, it's a matter of personal taste, but I generally try to keep rodents out of my food.

YMMV, though.

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This is one great hold that I think has been overlooked by most. It's very fun, and has solid AE puzzles. Give it a whirl!

8 with 6 brains.
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