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Minimalist Art : averagemoe
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The Corridor : Crimson Moon
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The Amazing Hold : Lucky Luc
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Late entry to cheap tricks : averagemoe
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Troll submission : Dischorran
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A Subtle Hint : kieranmillar
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The Torments : Xindaris
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You just got trolled : Red-XIII
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Trolls : Jeff_Ray...
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Troll Trap : Kalin
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Alphabet Arsenal : uncopy2002
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Halls of Trolliness : bomber50
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From the Vauld of Erik Hermanson : LeoS
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Where can we download the entries all in one hold?

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03-17-2016 at 03:41 AM
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I voted 1 for everything.

Somebody had to do it.
03-17-2016 at 03:47 AM
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Where can we download the entries all in one hold?

Soon. When the moon and the sun meet again.

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03-17-2016 at 04:08 AM
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I guess I shall be the first to seriously comment on all the entries.

So, to begin with. What is a troll hold? They are the kind of trolling which are:

- Simple and easily accessible;
- deviously subtle until it hits you in full force, even in the context of troll holds;
- actually funny;
- and doesn't annoy its victim to hell.

In reality, however, some people just seems to think that troll hold mean "a hold which annoys people in the face in the grossiest way possible", which... Nope, just nope. I don't even want to touch anything in this regime. And then there are the ones which either have a incredibly obvious payload that stinks already from room 1, or require you to do something like coding a whole DROD before you'll even get to the troll part, which... isn't a good idea either. Anything that is too complicated simply isn't up to the job of trolling.
Basically, if your hold would look bad in the Cheap Tricks contest, it'll look bad here too.

(Also, I won't give bonus to entries that exploited a day-0 bug.)

Now, getting this aside, let's dive into each entry and my comments on each of them:

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03-17-2016 at 03:44 PM
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03-17-2016 at 09:37 PM
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03-17-2016 at 09:48 PM
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Voted by number of occurrences of most frequent letter in each entry's title.

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03-18-2016 at 12:42 AM
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03-18-2016 at 05:24 AM
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While I can very much see your points concerning my entry, just a little note that I still think the final stage is a more or less valid (meta)puzzle (more valid than the ones on the third level, at least):
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I have played some of the other entries and I thought many of them were pretty clever (and, unfortunately, much more enjoyable than mine), but I'll have to take a look at the others before commenting.
03-18-2016 at 09:57 AM
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Unfortunately, I'm stuck on the third level, so that's beyond my reach.

That brings out another problem, though - Some entries are just too complicated for the troll part to work. And since we're not having solution scrolls like Cheap Tricks contest, some people may never go through the whole entry.
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Maybe I'll just watch the LP of this compilation, if someone undertakes one.

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03-18-2016 at 03:25 PM
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Unfortunately, I'm stuck on the third level, so that's beyond my reach.


Ah, I see. I got the impression you were farther since you talked about experimenting with seeds. You don't have to do that for those rooms

I won't argue these "puzzles" are even remotely fair though, since the "clues" are just ridiculously cryptic. Basically, if you want to see the end:
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03-18-2016 at 07:29 PM
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uncopy2002 wrote: That brings out another problem, though - Some entries are just too complicated for the troll part to work. And since we're not having solution scrolls like Cheap Tricks contest, some people may never go through the whole entry.

I was wondering if I should post a walkthrough for my entry, since at least one person gave up early and missed some of the best parts.

But.... that's actually pretty intentional. One of the goals of that room was to trick the player into giving up early, and part of me is super pleased that it actually worked against a veteran smitemaster.

And I'm scared of even attempting the other entries, since I'm still a noob who has never seen many of these game elements yet.

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So, um, is there any deadline for this? Or is this another part of the troll?
03-24-2016 at 02:57 PM
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This is the contest that never ends
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03-24-2016 at 07:16 PM
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I gave each entry a rating equal to the number of vowels in its hold name.
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Where can we download the entries all in one hold?

Soon. When the moon and the sun meet again.

Wasn't that two days ago?

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No, that was "mun" ;)
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