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Lix LemForum, feedback by Forestidia86
« on: October 16, 2017, 11:53:30 pm »
I solved all Cunning levels of the lemforum pack (as of v. 0.9.1) and attached the replays. 35 were done in 0.9.1 the other 5 in 0.6.36. I checked the older replays with 0.9.1 and they should work there. For "Lix Cannon" I happen to have two (quite similiar) solutions.
I played it mainly on my old laptop, so bigger levels were a bit laggy, which had its advantageous sides but also made certain sections more tedious. But that's my fault for using outdated technology there.
It was sometimes quite rough for me. On some occasions it had to do with finding the approach, on other it was the precision required and on some there was much to deal with at once. Some levels really seemed to require advanced knowledge of the game. But in total it was an interesting task to perform for me. Thanks for making these levels.

Some remarks on some of the levels:

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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 02:12:08 am »
I have played through Lovely difficulty (v. 0.9.1) and have only very few remarks:

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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 12:56:26 pm »
Thanks for the replays and feedback! A couple of responses:

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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 08:58:08 pm »
I'm a bit late to the party, but a few comments as well.
Btw, if you have solutions to the other ratings, or even the complete set for Lovely, feel free to upload so we can check for backroutes.
I remember seeing someone on stream (Flopsy or Arty?) solving Land of Rainbows and Unicorns with somewhat precise basher timing which is completely unnecessary but somehow easier to see and most people go for it. It's a bit sad, but hard to fix without sacrificing the aesthetics of the level. So for example I'm curious which solution you found there.

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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 04:16:04 am »
Since there seems to be interest in it I have attached the whole set of Lovely (0.9.1) and Quirky (0.9.1 + 0.6.x) replays.
Some levels have more than one replay. The 0.6.x ones attached should work in 0.9.x. Quirky still contains "The Runaround" there.

Some remarks to the Quirky levels:

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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 04:32:13 am »
Snowball Battle is intended, well done.

Another Lix in the Wall is not intended but very ingenious! Since it's in Quirky I don't mind it having multiple solutions.

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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 09:16:59 am »
Thanks for the feedback.

In course of the mobius levels I looked at some of the lemforum equivalents and I think I backrouted them:

Vicious 2: Conundrum (click to show/hide)

Hopeless 33: Eye of the Needle (click to show/hide)

Both solutions attached.

« Last Edit: November 24, 2017, 09:29:49 am by Forestidia86 »

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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2017, 02:24:55 pm »
Haven't looked at the Conundrum replay, but the description matches the intended solution. Most of us found it very difficult to spot this solution when the level was first released.

Eye of the Needle, I've uploaded a fix in the main "Levels for 0.9.x" topic.

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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 03:11:42 pm »
Haven't looked at the Conundrum replay, but the description matches the intended solution. Most of us found it very difficult to spot this solution when the level was first released.

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But maybe that's the quirk of the level.
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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 04:29:53 am »
I have solved the version of Nov 24, 2017 of "Eye of the Needle".

I'm not sure if it's intended but if it is then:

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Edit: Was backroute; level got fixed against this in the meantime.
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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 04:57:36 pm »
Sorry, but I have a solution to the v0.9.4 "Eye of the Needle". I think I will leave it at that no matter if it's backroute or not (since the beginning part is starting to drive me crazy). (There are indications that this is not fully intended but I have the impression I'm somehow closer to the intended solution than my other attempts. I'm at least more content with this one.)

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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2017, 04:37:30 am »
Yes, that's along the same lines as the intended solution, though unnecessarily messy in parts. I'd call it a variation and don't think it needs to be prevented.

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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 01:50:01 am »
Forestidia: Was there any one of the Cunning levels that you felt a bit easier than the rest, possibly deserving of being moved down? I am considering swapping some levels around.

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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 02:07:30 am »
First to my mind comes 6 - Tapestry. It was an amazing level but felt for me a bit easy for the rank.

When looking through the Cunning rank, the easier levels for me (apart from Tapestry) were I think:
8 - Leap of Faith
12 - Cry for Me
maybe 31 - Tick Toxic

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Re: Some impressions/replays concerning the lemforum levels
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 02:13:13 am »
Connundrum:

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I can take a look at these other backroutes and attempt fixes if you'd like. I seem to be getting better at that lately :lem-shocked:

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IMO: levels don't need to follow a super-strict difficult curve and I find nothing wrong with a breather or hard one once in a while.
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