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Because it's late, and I can't find a word that fully describes what I mean.

Okay, on the maze level, and have killed the cockroach. I reckon I can get to the exit okay, but what I can't do is get to N2 W2 - this one:



I've been following the maps, and I reckon that either every path loops in on itself, or goes into a dead end (the most notable into that flaming pit of mothingness a few squares east.)

As I said, it's late, so can any one prove me wrong? Thank you.

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06-10-2003 at 03:58 PM
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You do like these impossible rooms don't you? :)
Yes, 2N2W is impossible to reach in game. I don't know whether this was intentional when it was designed but you are right.

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06-10-2003 at 04:26 PM
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You're absolutely right. N2 W2 on level 13 is inaccessible. At least it was in Webfoot, and I doubt that this changed in Caravel. So basically, yep, you can't get there.

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06-10-2003 at 04:27 PM
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I want to see the big flaming pit of mothingness!!!

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06-11-2003 at 12:05 AM
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I want to see the big flaming pit of mothingness!!!
Yeah, that sounds pretty exciting to me too.

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06-11-2003 at 04:53 AM
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Hmmm... You're right.

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06-11-2003 at 10:11 AM
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Huh? How can you tell that there's a sealed off room?

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By using the "Insert DROD Room image" function on this board.

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06-11-2003 at 12:42 PM
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Which reminds me....

Erik, if there are any rooms like this in future holds you'd like to not show up in the "Insert DROD Room image", let me know...

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06-11-2003 at 12:48 PM
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Alright, whoever the smartass who was criticising my spelling at 2 in the morning, thank you. The m and the n are like right next to each other.

Right, so I'll visit level 14 then. I've been enjoying these last few levels - creative, but not 'you die over and over again' kinda nasty like the ones on floor 8.

Oh wait, level 14's the goblin level. Damn.

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He just answered that in the post above yours - it was originally a bug, and I guess he turned it into an easter egg now.

[Edited by eytanz on 06-11-2003 at 01:10 PM]

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He just answered that in the post above yours - it was originally a bug, and I guess he turned it into an easter egg now.



I thought he was talking about the level 13 room there. :huh

Anyway, let's see if I can get this right...
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Did I get that right, Erik?

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Anyway, let's see if I can get this right...


Yes, but...
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06-11-2003 at 10:22 PM
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Alright, whoever the smartass who was criticising my spelling at 2 in the morning, thank you. The m and the n are like right next to each other.



I apologize...but I think that mothingness turned out to be a much cooler word than nothingness could ever be. I suppose my complimentary thing turned out to appear almost disdainful...or something. I like your word.

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Woah. It took me this long to notice the typo. :eyes I just thought the phrase sounded cool, and I've never seen one of those before.

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I apologize...but I think that mothingness turned out to be a much cooler word than nothingness could ever be. I suppose my complimentary thing turned out to appear almost disdainful...or something. I like your word.

I agree. No joking around. "Mothingness" has a really good sound to it. Like you won't ever be allowed to know what is in this pit until it's much too late. Hey Mattcrampy, would you mind if I reused your accidental word for something in DROD? Not sure what yet.

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Oh - I mentally accompanied finding 'mothingness' with some sniggering behind your hand. If you like it, whee! New word!

In fact, that's probably how most new words start. Someone thinks they sound cool, and matches them to some concept.

Erik, feel free to use mothingness for something in DROD. It's not like I invented the word, I just missed the n.

And to think, if I had been coherant, what we would have missed... :D

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Oh, I might end up coming up with more words like mothingness someday...

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I could help you come up with more words, Matt (if I can think of them :D).

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08-18-2003 at 07:45 PM
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Wow, back from the dead...

Hey, maybe I should put 'mothingness' in the FAQ... but then it's not really an in-joke any more, is it?

Noah, 'mothingness' was purely accidental. If you feel like creating cool words, go ahead. Don't feel like you have to beat the raw power of 'mothingness', though.

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Create a mothingness monster for the next release!
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What does the inaccessible room on level 14 look like?

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Like this:



I believe an error in the editor used to construct Webfoot DROD's rooms resulted in this room, Thrice North, being lost. The game had been released by this point, so Erik and Lucas let it go.

Incidently, can anyone tell me what points in Webfoot DROD made the game impossible to clear? I know there was an error on level 13 and level 16, but in what rooms?

Also, what was the change made on level 8 to stop one room being impossible to clear if you went too far from the entrance? I know it's something about a door.

Enquiring minds want to know.

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In secret tags just in case.

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I know this thread's been dead a long time, but I have a suggestion that would fix the problem 2S3E in Level 8:



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08-24-2004 at 07:24 AM
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Especially for the people who get angry because of that room.
08-24-2004 at 07:51 AM
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A while ago I posted up a modified version of this room that had a green door at (1) and an orb at (2) that opened both yellow doors at the top right.

Edit: Whoa, I just realized how old this thread is. Now I know where that word came from, too. I'm going to use it in a story I'm writing, if you don't object.

And remember everyone, there are no such things as bugs -- there are only features.

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08-24-2004 at 03:18 PM
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This thing could be solved in many ways but I'd do it like this :

Remove both edges of the 4x2 tar blob.
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I always thought that it was intended! :huh
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