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Okay, so I'm re-entering the room from the bottom right.

I'm also able to get to the mimic. But where to put it?

Should I somehow be able to light the fuse before getting the mimic? I can't manage to do it without getting overwhelmed... :(

A subtle hint would be much appreciated... :wacko

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02-07-2006 at 09:09 AM
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You can take the mimic before lighting the fuse. It just doesn't really make a difference in the solution, because you need to get into the center anyway. The mimic won't help you with that.

I went to the
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After all that, you need to find out where to put the mimic. There seems to be only one place that lets you advance further. I'll leave finding that to you ;)
02-07-2006 at 09:32 AM
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I went to the
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Oh, I knew all that. I just didn't figure out

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*slaps himself around with a trout*

Anyway, I've got it now... :)

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02-07-2006 at 11:25 AM
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Well I did this:

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I went to the
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But from there I didn't seem to find enough time to get to the centre. The earliest I could leave was
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So I didn't have enough time before the next hord came along. I'm afraid I need a much stronger hint!!
02-08-2006 at 07:53 PM
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centre. The earliest I could leave was
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So I didn't have enough time before the next hord came along.

Oh, but that's more than enough - I just tried it again and I left when I only had
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The rest is history, as they say. :D

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OK if I could get it down to
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I could see how it works but I am always left with
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I might be getting in need of a demo soon :?
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I'm having problems with the very end of this room. I've managed to light the fuse and make it to the mimic, but I can't kill the babies in the middle section with the 3x2 tar blob and trap doors.

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To make matters worse,

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I'm assuming you're on your second run through this room:
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02-08-2006 at 10:27 PM
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OK if I could get it down to
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I could see how it works but I am always left with
Click here to view the secret text


Ah, that's probably the same mistake I was making which was the reason I started this thread.
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The rest is left as an exercise to the reader... :D

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OK I can see how this works. Thanks. I just need to do the exercise left for the reader!!!

Whoever, devised this hold (Jacob) deserves some congratulations for devising something so evil. I have failed compeletely on the first 2 rooms - should I continue or will I have to keep calling the helpline?
02-09-2006 at 09:29 AM
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icon Re: Figure Or Ground : The Maze : 1 North, 1 East (0)  
i must go a few steps back, i have a big problem to survive in the center of the room (second visit):



i'm starting at 1 with the sword pointing N, walk as fast as i can to the orb at 2. after hitting the orb i'm facing E, so i have only a few moves to turn and reach the central area (at 3) before the second spawn. i could need a strategy hint...

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02-09-2006 at 05:57 PM
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Having just completed this myself I'll give a few hints, if that's not enough I can be more explicit. Firstly read all the previous posts they are very helpful, once you are in the central section.

Before you get there though I would suggest
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Now perhaps someone can help me with my own problem with the room.

I could find only one place to put the mimic that got me anywhere. That enabled me to enter the room for the third time. But then what do I do? as far as I can tell the only sensible thing is to
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. But then I am stuck I haven't killed everything off and I can't go anywhere. Doing anythign else is just the same as the 2nd time round (isn't it?). Have I done the worng thing with the mimic on my 2nd visit? Help!

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Regarding the third time through:

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That's the bit I didn't realise. If I had known that I would have been happy. As I am now having (finally) completed the room thanks to everyone's help. Does this hold get any easier?
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Does this hold get any easier?

Well, at least it doesn't get any harder, or so I'd say... :)

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Having just completed this myself I'll give a few hints, if that's not enough I can be more explicit. Firstly read all the previous posts they are very helpful, once you are in the central section.


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I have the same problem as masonjason & zaubberer. This demo is how far I get on my second run.

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I too am having the same exact problem.
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I don't know about Ezlo, but I'm still stuck...

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Yep, I'm still stuck as well. :|
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I have the same problem as masonjason & zaubberer. This demo is how far I get on my second run.

Well, you're rushing in too early.

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I tried, but I'm stuck in the open . . . I can light the fuse with the spawn timer on 3, my sword pointing southeast, and a tar baby two squares to the left. I can indeed kill that last baby OK, but by then newly-born tar babies are blocking all non-bomb squares. I don't see any oddities in the blast pattern that are at all attractive.

Where, then, might be the appropriate safe house?

Thanks -
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I tried, but I'm stuck in the open . . . I can light the fuse with the spawn timer on 3, my sword pointing southeast, and a tar baby two squares to the left. I can indeed kill that last baby OK, but by then newly-born tar babies are blocking all non-bomb squares. I don't see any oddities in the blast pattern that are at all attractive.

Where, then, might be the appropriate safe house?

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np: Egoexpress - Knartz IV (Hot Wire My Heart)

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Oddly enough, that worked only if I paused (struck "5") once after lighting the fuse. Who'd'a thought -

Also, where does one go from here? I can enter 1E from two different directions now, and blow up part of the room repeatedly, but nothing useful happens . . . I've been over all the trails I have access to, but I can do nothing besides unproductive travel.

Thanks -

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OK, sorry to be a pest, but I've gone into this hold repeatedly and scoured the available track space for something productive to do. Now that I've completed the Entrance, 1N, and 1N1E, only 1N1W and 1E look semi-promising . . . . but there's no way that I see to proceed. (In 1N1W I can access only the mimics, in 1E I can only blow up a portion of the monster population.)

If it's not polite to tell me outright, a cryptic hint will do.

Thanks -
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If it's not polite to tell me outright, a cryptic hint will do.

Well, it sure will be cryptic as it's been a long time since I solved this hold. :lol

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Got to 1W, thanks . . . certainly an easily-overlooked path.
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I'ms till stuck from the bottom-right entrance. Can I have a demo please? Pretty pretty please?

EDIT: Scratch that, I'm finally making progress. haven't finished it, but making progress.

EDIT: YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! ANOTHER NEW ROOM, HERE I COME!

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I have conquered the hold. But now I want to master it, and something about this room is still puzzling me. ...

Edit: Well, that was a pointless post. If you're in the above position, you don't really need a hint. It's easier than it might look.


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Hey you guys, after trying to find a way to the mimic potion im still baffled as to where I can put it. After clicking all orbs I am still confused about which one I should ake the mimic hit. A clue please?
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