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Author Name:Karipto
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Hold Name:Catacombs 2
Theme:Easy/Medium Monster Manipulation Puzzles
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Number of Levels:3
Number of Rooms:15
Number of Monsters:123
Version:DROD: The City Beneath (3.3)
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This is kind of a sequel to the original "Catacombs", except this time I tried to make puzzles without repeating ideas too much, a problem that plagued the original hold. A couple rooms are pretty repetitive (as I feel it is warranted in those cases to make the puzzle work), but generally, I opted to make slight variations in an attempt to make the rooms more interesting.

Most of the puzzles are probably on the easy side, though there's a couple of tricky ones as well. If you completed either "Journey to Rooted Hold" or "The City Beneath", this hold shouldn't be much trouble.

Thanks goes to "mxvladi" for testing the hold for errors/unintended solutions. Also, to "igusarov", "eytanz", and "Tahnan" for their criticisms of the original "Catacombs", which I did my best to keep in mind while creating this.

I hope you enjoy the hold!
02-05-2012 at 05:08 PM
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Nice quick set of themed levels, not overly hard. I thought the first level was the best of the three, although my favorite room of the hold was definitely the secret on level 2.

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02-07-2012 at 08:56 AM
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This is a decent little hold with some fairly straightforward monster manipulation. There are 3 distinctly themed levels plus a few secret rooms for a trickier challenge.

I'd have to agree with Dischorran about the secret room on level 2 as that was my favourite here as well.

Apart from that, there's not much else to say - if you're struggling with some of the harder monster manipulation puzzles in other holds then this is perfect for getting in a bit of practice.

My verdict:

Difficulty: 4.5
Fun: 7

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02-07-2012 at 10:50 PM
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This apparently requires build 3.3. Is this available to Mac users?
03-31-2012 at 11:42 PM
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No, not at this point. I'm in the same magically shiny smooth boat.

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04-01-2012 at 03:50 AM
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Even if you can't get 3.3 for Mac, you should be able to get 4.0 for it.

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04-01-2012 at 10:07 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion. After reading that, I downloaded the demo of the forthcoming new version. But when I try to launch it, after a momentary appearance of the window it always "quits unexpectedly." Is there any hope for me?

Edited later: Never mind. I bought the full version 4, and the excellent help line told me how to get that started on a Mac. All is well.

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04-01-2012 at 12:28 PM
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