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What If I Have Questions?

Started by BLiZZ, March 10, 2020, 08:24:10 AM

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BLiZZ

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Leveloneknob

Hey y'all! Happy this is starting up again.

I'm planning on dragging some of my puzzlehunt teammates along for the ride this time around, and we were thinking of sharing info between ourselves, sort of as a collaborative solving unit. Is this against the rules OR the spirit of ACWoT? I'm sure we'd be able to change our system to be hint-based collaboration if need be, but I just wanted to pop in before things kick off properly, and check if this is cool!
According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. The bee, of course, flies anyways. Because bees don't care what humans think is impossible.

Progress: Numerics 37 - Secrets - 1-2 Found, Unsolved.

MissIllusioned

Ariel and I usually work as a team since the original. We don't give the answers to each other as that's against the cwot spirit. We may be more generous with our nudging/clues for each other than we would be with another member. Team work I don't think is frowned upon. I don't think giving your team mates the answers is in the general cwot spirit. But I don't think anyone could stop you if you did it privately in a chat.... But really would you want someone to do all the leg work and then just hand you the answer on a silver platter?
In progress: Nada, nothing, zilch
Solved: Numerics 1-50, Alphabet A- K, Romans - 1-10, Decades 1-10, Secret 1-4

NinjaDucky

I agree with MissI.

The ONLY time I would ever consider giving an answer (or close to one) or begging (*cough*) is if a level has some kind of barrier to getting to it (audio files for me).  That situation is very rare though as I know BB (and CU in the past) was conscious and tried the best to be sure all levels could be accessed and solved easily.
Numerics: 20/40 (need to redo)
Decade: 5/10
Secret: 0 I have no clue...

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BLiZZ

Well, I don't know if we were sure they all solved easily. But we did ensure they are fair, and try hard to make sure there are alternate solve methods :wink6:

Leveloneknob

Thanks! I don't think we're going to hit too many points where we really gotta buckle down on teamwork time until we get late into the numerics or into the Alphabets, but I guess we'll see! Really looking forward to (hopefully) going further than I did last time :P
According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. The bee, of course, flies anyways. Because bees don't care what humans think is impossible.

Progress: Numerics 37 - Secrets - 1-2 Found, Unsolved.

mrmonster

Was late to the CWoT party last time and only made it through the numerics before the shut-down. Super excited that its starting up again.
Just out of curiosity, is the plan to release levels in batches of 5 going forward? Also, are some/most of the levels going to be the same as the original CWoT ones or is CwOT2 completely new?

BLiZZ

I currently don't have a release schedule. I may release one or two here and there, then release 20 in a single day.

I am doing my best to get as many levels posted as possible, in each of the current trails/side quests. The new format means that even if the levels are the same as the original game, they still need to be hand coded to meet current scripting requirements.

That being said, there are plans to reuse a lot of the older levels in the Roman trail, and some in the late Alphabets. Most of the Numeric levels will be brand new (hence the initial delay in posting new levels), and of course the Egyptian trail will be 100% brand new.

However, even if you recognize an older level, the egg pages, names and answers are most likely going to change. The solve methods, though, will be similar. Very few levels (if any) will be a direct copy/paste of an original CWoT level, though it will happen here and there.

linkinpark333

Good to know that my notes can be useful later on  :high5er:
Main Trails: Alphabets C, Romans I
Temp End: Numerics 51
Side Trails: Bookworm 69
Progress: Secret 1 (not solved)
Open: Decade 5, Crystal 5