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Ok, I did them all. Maybe I was just too lazy in the beginning.
1S was really a lot easier than it looked. Now I´ll just have to play them a little faster...

BTW, I´m going to have best total on 1E.
Try and beat me if you can. :greedy :)
07-07-2004 at 06:46 PM
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BTW, I´m going to have best total on 1E.
Try and beat me if you can.


darn now there is a reward involved I was really hoping to at least have the lowest score for a room

are you under 100 yet?
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darn now there is a reward involved I was really hoping to at least have the lowest score for a room

are you under 100 yet?


Ok, I am under 100 for 1E... But I don´t tell how much under that. You´ll see then.
07-07-2004 at 07:20 PM
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Ok, I am under 100 for 1E...

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Well, I feel it would be good to keep some mystery about my exact number, but I'll tell you all that my total is between 2000 and 2500 moves.


10 points guaranteed! :P
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So, you got below 2000? You beat me...

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DiMono wrote:Well, I feel it would be good to keep some mystery about my exact number, but I'll tell you all that my total is between 2000 and 2500 moves.
10 points guaranteed! :P
Yep, for me too! :P

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So, you got below 2000? You beat me...
Yeah, it's probably possible to cut 1N down to about 900 moves. I mean, I can't do it yet, but I haven't looked at it for about a week now... stupid incentive. Now I need to see if I can get it down to 900.

Note: Even if I can, it won't affect my move total, because my number is already locked in... as is Eytanz's.

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I have 2 completely different demos under 100
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it's probably possible to cut 1N down to about 900 moves
this is the room I really have to improve on :(
I have a total of less than 250 for the 3 easy rooms and I am still not under 2000 yet



[Edited by swann_88 on 07-07-2004 at 11:35 PM GMT]
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I got under 100 for 1E first try.
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Ah, you know what - my score is locked, I'm pretty certain I'm not winning anyway, and there will be a whole week for everyone to beat it anyway once it's posted - so here are my scores, for reference:

Entrance - 88
1N - 971
1E - 48
1W - 120
3W - 235
1S - 570

For a total of 2032.

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That was quite useful... Now i know which rooms i need to play more. Cool, we had one same total. :cool
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I am almost 100% sure 120 is the best possible score for 1w
so you are pretty sure of 5 pts anyways
and that 48 will be tough to beat the farthest goblin starts over 30 moves away from you
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Grr....

I can't seem to progress fast now. I keep only shaving off one or two moves each time I have a go, and with move totals like mine, it's going to take me ages to reach efficiencies of relatively respectable levels.

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Ah, you know what - my score is locked, I'm pretty certain I'm not winning anyway, and there will be a whole week for everyone to beat it anyway once it's posted - so here are my scores, for reference:

Entrance - 88
1N - 971
1E - 48
1W - 120
3W - 235
1S - 570

For a total of 2032.


:w00t That means there are about 40 moves I can still save on 3W!
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I am almost 100% sure 120 is the best possible score for 1w
so you are pretty sure of 5 pts anyways



It seems that you aren´t getting too many points for that.
Eytanz, you and I have all the same score in that level and yes, I think too that´s the best possible score. And if it is then there´s propably someone else too who has also that same score...

I think I still could have the best score for the entrance...
At least it´s better than Eytanz´s.
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That was the easiest score to get of the ones listed - so I'm not surprised if many people will share it.

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So would it surprise you all if I told you it's possible to get 119 on 1W, and 47 on 1E?

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So would it surprise you all if I told you it's possible to get 119 on 1W, and 47 on 1E?

Not really.

Given the frustrating fact that one's efficiency always seems to be able to be improved by some margin when you think you've done the best you can, this possibility is quite likely.

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So would it surprise you all if I told you it's possible to get 119 on 1W, and 47 on 1E?


the 119 would surprise me
although you are giving me an idea that might result in 118
but not 119
I only have 5 moves where I do not kill anything and 1 of them is entering the room
the 47 should be attainable
i can see where I could save those 2 moves of my score
just that the goblins keep going east instead of west on me

[Edited by swann_88 on 07-08-2004 at 11:06 PM GMT: changed 3 to 5 moves]
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I think I can make a good case for having the lowest possible total in the entrance.

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Here's a couple of hot move counts: 42 for 1E and 65 for the entrance. Both possible. See if you can work them out.

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I had only 67 for the entrance

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My progress seems to have slowed down a lot. I improved my total by two moves today. I'm quite happy with getting below 1900, though.
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*sigh* I would be happy to get below 2500. I think it's clear that I'm not going to win this contest. :)

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Man, I thought my move totals were pretty good, but everyone seems to be blowing me away in this contest! Remember, you get points just for defeating my score, so it's worth the time to keep trying. Best luck to everyone!

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Here's a couple of hot move counts... 65 for the entrance.


65?

Are you sure?

I did some counting, and 65 doesn't look possible. Did you check your demo file after you finished the room?

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Agaricus: I just did the room in 67, so I can see 65 being possible. And for those keeping track, my new score will not influence the number I'm using as my move total, I'm not allowed to get any lower totals than I already have. Your sanity remains safe.

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I have 65 too. It's possible.
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guess I have to find a new move the best possible score the way I am doing it is 66
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