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Author Name:Skell
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Hold Name:Narrow Perspectives
Theme:Raw puzzle experience and some custom scripting
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Number of Levels:1
Number of Rooms:53
Number of Monsters:652
Version:DROD: The Second Sky (5.0)
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Hold Karma:24 (+24 / -0)
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Completely devoid of plot this hold will make you remember good old times when games were real games, movies were real movies and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

It contains 41 (+1) required rooms and 6 special secret rooms which feature an unnamed being, a scripted monster which follows the player and devours everything it touches.

[Last edited by skell at 05-12-2015 02:21 PM]
04-21-2015 at 06:16 PM
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Once you get used to the command-key moving, it's really nice and saves time. Great idea skell.

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04-25-2015 at 10:25 PM
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Should 6N, 7S be marked non-scoreable?

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04-26-2015 at 06:26 AM
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quote:
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Should 6N, 7S be marked non-scoreable?

Yes, and the three 1S rooms. I've marked them all as unscorable.

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04-26-2015 at 11:08 AM
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After loads of anticipation it's finally out! For those who haven't been following along, Skell has been recording his design process for this hold and I highly recommend watching the videos (after you've conquered it as there are spoilers to the solutions).
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOyLLvNgx3FsPlYzZswyjIgsMqc00_qDg

It's fascinating to see the design process for this. And there's no mistake about it, the design is terrific. The puzzles are tight and the aesthetics are quite nice. I like the focus on smaller spaces where just about every tile serves a purpose. This hold also employs a rather ingenious mechanic that allows you to pretty much traverse the whole level in a few seconds, bypassing the usual complaint about large open format holds that require tedious traversal through already conquered rooms. That was much appreciated, definitely earns this hold a nomination for the user friendliness award.

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04-27-2015 at 04:24 AM
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This is an excellent hold and it is a shame only four people so far have played through most of the rooms.

Some rooms are relatively easy but some are quite hard.

I seem to remember that I volunteered as beta-tester.
Apparently I was too lazy to do my job :(

Anyway, at least I did my job as a player :)

Now come on guys and girls and play this hold!

Best regards,

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04-27-2015 at 10:24 PM
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Backtracking issue: If you go to 1S1W and clear the room, you can clear 1S before visiting 1S1E. If you do that, then you get stuck trying to leave 1S1E and have no option other than to restore.

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08-27-2015 at 09:41 AM
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