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"Conspiracy" follows our smitemaster's intriguing adventures after he had overcome and killed all slayers back in "Slayers' end". Now that he's done with major enemies, he'll just have to handle a few more levels in order to unlock a huge blue door which blocks the road back to Dugandy. However, Beethro has been walking and working for tons of weeks with no supplies and stop therefore his wits aren't obviously in his side now and epic failures are around the corner. Would be an easy job if someone hadn't been planning agaisnt him since his journey began...

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On 21/04/12, "Conspiracy" is 100% done. (New version released)
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06-25-2011 at 10:39 AM
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Well, it's good to have you back Neather2, looking forward for your new hold! :)

After I have a bit more time (which would be in about 3 days), I'll be glad to test the current version of your hold, if that is what you want.

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06-25-2011 at 12:24 PM
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Your choice. I may post it right now or wait until the last version. Thank you for your reply :)

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06-25-2011 at 12:30 PM
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Hiya Neather. Nice post.

Feel free to post your hold whenever you decide you want to:)
06-25-2011 at 12:50 PM
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All right, here's a first version of the hold. An introduction cutscene and a playable level. Thank you and please check out for unintended solutions. Some of the puzzles are complicated so I'm pretty sure there are some. Have fun. :)

EDIT: New versions released on the top post.

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06-25-2011 at 12:53 PM
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For convenience, I'd recommend attaching your hold to the top post. Each time you update the hold, simply replace the hold in the top post. This way testers can always find the hold easily and know it's your latest version.
06-25-2011 at 03:55 PM
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Thanks. Done.

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06-25-2011 at 07:54 PM
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Version 2 released.

New features:
•Another story/cutscenes level added
•Hold description added
•Two playable level ready soon (V3).

Have fun.

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06-27-2011 at 05:51 AM
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Just a reminder--though I'm unlikely to manage to test holds in Architecture, if you PM me when you're done with it (and if it's anyone-edit), I'm happy to print out all of the text (dialogue, scrolls, level entrances) and proofread it.
06-27-2011 at 11:56 AM
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Sounds awesome and helpful! Thank you for this. I think I'll do it.

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06-27-2011 at 12:13 PM
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New version released!

A new playable level has been added. It is short, but I think some of the rooms require much time to be completed. Comments are appreciated.

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06-29-2011 at 05:27 PM
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I'm hoping someone else will be able to help you testing this hold. The first 2 puzzle rooms I looked at had me stumped:(
06-29-2011 at 06:56 PM
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Feel free to ask anything you want and take your time :)

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06-29-2011 at 07:18 PM
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At this point, I've solved 2S1E, which is a nice puzzle. I think it has a lot of red herrings, but the room stands pretty well on its own.

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I'm still working on the rooms, but I have a question regarding 2S1W, which would be very helpful if you could answer:

How do you kill the mud mother? It doesn't seem possible to approach it without tripping the pressure plate at (12, 7). I've tried some odd things to keep it pressed, like leaving a mud baby on it, or killing a mud baby just as the mud mother spawns, or getting a roach queen into that area (which is impossible as far as I can tell), but I have no idea how to get Beethro onto the plate while it's still pressed down so I can kill the mud mother and drop the black doors.

I'm pretty sure the room will fall apart once I get that hint, but I have no idea how to make that work. The room's solvable, right?

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06-29-2011 at 07:37 PM
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One of the ideas you wrote is possible. Yes, all of the rooms are solvable. Please tell me with a PM how you solved that room, I want to check out for various solutions. Thank you for your time.

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06-29-2011 at 07:42 PM
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06-30-2011 at 06:42 AM
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I found some errors in the second playable level (Undone Empire Tunnels), so I'm going to upload a new version in a while. Just to let anyone know who played the level that there are some unintended solutions. Also, I think I'm going to change something 'bout the story.

EDIT: All right. New version attached. Main consequences:
•Undone Empire Tunnels removed and under test. The rooms are done, but there is something not working with them.
•Flashback added. The hold now starts with Beethro getting out of the Slayers' Academy and then it continues with the Unknown Complex plot.
• Some styles have been changed.


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07-01-2011 at 06:19 AM
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Did someone find any problems with my hold? Misspelling, backtracking, unintended solutions....Thanks.

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07-04-2011 at 06:20 AM
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I've played a little bit of your hold. Since Tahnan is going to help you polish up the English, I'll look at the puzzles. I've been enjoying "Elderly Workshops" so far. I've completed 2S1E, 1S1E, and 1S1W. These puzzles are rather tricky, but every time I do something wrong, I learn more about what should be happening, which is good.

In 1S1E, did you want me to
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Like Chaco, I am stuck on 2S1W and could use a hint. In my game, even though they do the same thing, the pressure plates at (11,9) and (12,7-8) are not connected to each other.

EDIT: I forgot to mention, I would much prefer your hold to be Anyone Edit while I'm testing it.

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All right.
First thing:
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Second thing:
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Also, I'm going to release an Anyone edit version in the future, but I don't think you need it now, 'cauz Elderly Workshops is the only released playable level for now.

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Thanks for your hints about 2S1W. I think I understand what your intended solution is, but I still can't do it. Did you remember to test this room again, after making your last changes to it?

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For the other rooms, I believe I found the intended solutions, because all parts of each room were used. I'd be happy to post demos if you'd like them.

Edit: deleted per request of OP.

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Yup, you got them.

So:
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And...
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Also...
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Just a curiosity...
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Oh, I see it now, you're right. Thanks very much for your help. I've solved it now. I must be getting too old for DROD.

I think I'm as far as I can get in your hold right now. Those were four very nice puzzles. After solving 2S1W, I didn't get an exit level message, so you must have other inaccessible required rooms on this level. I also can't use the stairs in the entrance, because I can't get to all the trapdoors.

I'll delete my comments if you want, but may I suggest you leave them there for a while? A hint or two might encourage some other players to try your hold.
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I thought someone would have had problems with that.
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Don't worry about your replies. You didn't give any important hints I think...leave them here.

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You're right again... I did find the last required room, and a bunch of interesting secret places.

I'm so sorry, but I think I broke 3S, as I killed the aumtlich right away, and all I did with the mirror is move it out of the way. Demo attached.
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Fact is I can't watch any Demo. Could you please elaborate?

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Thanks

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