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Hold Name:Odd Jobs Novice
Theme:Beethro performs odd jobs.
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Odd Jobs Novice


Beethro has exterminated every dungeon in the kingdom. He enters Sgt. Tark's Odd Job Agency in search of work. After retiring as drill seargent in the king's guard, Sgt. Tark opened his own odd jobs agency. You won't believe what jobs he has in store for Beethro.


This hold features:

Story line.
Voice acting.
Custom images.
Open play. Complete jobs in any order.
Puzzles that represent real life in look and play.
Humor guaranteed to make you laugh (or at least grin).


Credits:

Architect: Larry Murk
Voice acting: Doug and Allison Murk
Testing: Doom, Stefan, and Tim.

Special thanks to Doom who informed me that there are ways to allow multiple level holds to be solved in any order and suggested the specific method of having dual staircases that I used here.


WARNING: This hold is about 12 megabytes.
12-05-2005 at 04:51 PM
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Wow, three difficulties too. This should keep me occupied ;)

*downloads all three*

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12-05-2005 at 07:54 PM
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How can I go to level 17, when finished level 16. When I went down the stairs I go to level 15 og back to level 16.
02-17-2006 at 05:06 PM
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You need to go down the narrow stairwell to the right. Go down these stairs all the way to the first level and the stairs there lead to the final level.

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in my opinion, any hold by LarryMurk is fun and challenging. Now, the odd jobs series is sooooooooo fun. but i try the Expert level, and im stuck on Widget Factory. But then again, another score for LarryMurk!

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04-17-2006 at 12:03 AM
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UrAvgAzn wrote:
i try the Expert level, and im stuck on Widget Factory.

Have you tried Odd Jobs Medium?
04-17-2006 at 12:09 AM
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larrymurk wrote:
UrAvgAzn wrote:
i try the Expert level, and im stuck on Widget Factory.

Have you tried Odd Jobs Medium?

yes... but im stuck on widget factory there too.... yes, i know, im an extremely BAD drod player.

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Hi everyone! This is my very first post. Jeremy recomended me to come here. :D One of larrymurks Hold that i liked was Odd jobs novice. Its easy for beginners (yay, I spelt that right)and is really fun. :icecream

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01-07-2007 at 06:53 PM
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Brazilkid wrote:
Hi everyone! This is my very first post. Jeremy recomended me to come here. :D One of larrymurks Hold that i liked was Odd jobs novice. Its easy for beginners (yay, I spelt that right)and is really fun. :icecream
Yes, you did spell it right, but you spelt 'spelled' wrong. :)
:hi to the forums, then! :D
01-07-2007 at 07:04 PM
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Yes, you did spell it right, but you spelt 'spelled' wrong. :)
:hi to the forums, then! :D
But that would mean you spelled 'spelled' wrong. :)

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01-07-2007 at 07:12 PM
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Both ways are correct.
01-07-2007 at 07:14 PM
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Syntax wrote:
Both ways are correct.
Thank you :lol

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Actually, they have different uses. "Spelt" must have "had" before it. "Spelled" can have "have" or nothing before it.

I had spelt it wrong.
I have spelled it wrong.
I spelled it wrong.


Anyways, this will be interesting. An easy hold by Larrymurk . . . that's uncommon. I'll try it and see what I think.

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01-07-2007 at 11:05 PM
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ohhh thanks

:lol

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01-08-2007 at 12:01 AM
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Are we gonna keep this up until i spell it right?

:D

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Kwakstur wrote:
Actually, they have different uses. "Spelt" must have "had" before it. "Spelled" can have "have" or nothing before it.

I had spelt it wrong.
I have spelled it wrong.
I spelled it wrong.


Anyways, this will be interesting. An easy hold by Larrymurk . . . that's uncommon. I'll try it and see what I think.
I believe the only difference between spelled and spelt is very much the same as the difference between colour and color.

(and before you ask, this DEFINITELY has EVERYTHING to do with the hold "Odd Jobs Novice" by Larry Murk... :D)

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Kwakstur wrote:
Actually, they have different uses. "Spelt" must have "had" before it. "Spelled" can have "have" or nothing before it.

No. Or more accurately, yes, but not universally. See, the "t" past tense spelling "spell" -> "spelt", "dream" -> "dreamt", "learn" -> "learnt" vary considerably in different English dialects. There is no one set of consistent rules which covers British and American English, or even all the different regions of America. Therefore, this is one of those cases where, in an international forum such as this one, it's best to just accept what other people wrote since you can't be sure if they are making a mistake relative to the spelling conventions of where they are from or not.

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That's some very....interesting...voice acting on Beethro. :D

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Right, the voice acting was really quite awful. But entertainingly awful. And frankly, having voice-acting in a user hold at all puts one ahead of the curve. It's definitely suited to beginners and I think probably teaches more about various enemies than the ostensible teaching hold by the same author (DROD Learning Zone). I was not really substantially challenged at any point (except the wraithwing room, and that was mostly because the puzzle relied on wraithwing behavior, a subject of which I knew nothing whatsoever. But the theme was very well done, and I had fun consistently throughout.

My particular favorites were probably the lost little girl levels. Managing two simultaneous tasks was trickier than most of the rest of the hold, and felt quite frantic despite the turn-based nature of the game.

Good show, all in all.

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I was not really substantially challenged at any point (except the wraithwing room, and that was mostly because the puzzle relied on wraithwing behavior, a subject of which I knew nothing whatsoever.
Wraithwing behaviour is actually pretty simple.

1 Wraithwing: Wraithwing stays 5 spaces away as best it can.

2 Wraithwings: Wraithwings stay away, except when they don't.

3+ Wraithwings: Beethro can no longer understand nature's harmonious 4-day Timecube, and the colorless green ideas sleep furiously while figgity fa shaw fa fo fa.

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Banjooie wrote:
1 Wraithwing: Wraithwing stays 5 spaces away as best it can.

2 Wraithwings: Wraithwings stay away, except when they don't.

3+ Wraithwings: Beethro can no longer understand nature's harmonious 4-day Timecube, and the colorless green ideas sleep furiously while figgity fa shaw fa fo fa.
Excellent :) I've always wondered how to explain the logic behind these winged creatures.

You just forget one scenario:

Brained Wraithwing(s) (doesn't matter how many): Imagine a field full of sheep. This field has farrows but every so often the tractor who created these farrows veered left or right for a while. Within each farrow is a rock spaced every 10 metres *in the direction of the tractor*. Well, wraithwings don't care about any of that as they fly above the lot. They do, however, behave very much like the sheep would if they were reduced to only following farrows whilst being chased by a dog who was scared of rocks.

Works for me...
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And yet somehow, you have some of the best Wraithwing demos I've seen, Syntax.

Were you a shepherd in a previous era? A sheepdog in a past life, who happened to be afraid of rocks?

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And yet somehow, you have some of the best Wraithwing demos I've seen, Syntax.

Were you a shepherd in a previous era? A sheepdog in a past life, who happened to be afraid of rocks?
lol I appreciate the compliment. I do seem to end up with #1 on a lot of WW rooms. Not sure why that is. I certainly haven't studied their movements in depth but I seem to get a feel for large swarms.

As for past lives, I was in fact a dog scaring rock stuck in a farrow and being occasionally trampled by sheep.

Maybe that's helped me in this life.
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UrAvgAzn wrote:
larrymurk wrote:
UrAvgAzn wrote:
i try the Expert level, and im stuck on Widget Factory.

Have you tried Odd Jobs Medium?

yes... but im stuck on widget factory there too.... yes, i know, im an extremely BAD drod player.
YOUR NOT A BAD DROD player!
Just i am stuck on the same one but i think you got it now!

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:? That post was made nearly a year ago...
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ok i said sorry!

looking forward to more

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Is there a problem with killing folks :P ?
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I think we've already delved deeply enough (oh man I'm clever) into the...individual uniqueness of Beethro's voice.
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What, and the various splats and Beethro screaming a horrible death aren't bad enough for your family?

Turn the sound off if you think it's that bad.

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ok,ok, sorry

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Question.
What are you sorry about, in the first place? I see no reason to be sorry in this thread.
... unless, of course, he is bearing the Wrong Topic gem...
... sorry, I'm mumbling...


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