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Author: Livio
Game: Electric Box
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 12:00 am

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So I log in and I see Quirvy and Yaya talking about how there's only 5 minutes left in the comps before they end today. By the time I actually decide to make a last-minute level, I've only got 3 minutes. So I open Electric Box, and I get this super boring video ad that I have to sit through. But while the vid is playing I go in the other tab and load the Upload Level page, and I see that I've only got two minutes left, hence the name of this level.

By the time the ad finished, I was hit with another ad (actually a splash page for EB's parent site), so I load the comps page and get the "Join Comp" page in place. With roughly a minute left, I make a dumb level, beat it, and get the code.

So I refreshed the join-comp page to make sure I wasn't already late. Now here's where I messed up: at 11:59pm, I actually took the time to answer a question Quirvy asked me in the chatbox about the minecraft server. Why? D:

So once I put my level code into my already-prepared new level form, I hit submit, switch to the other tab, refresh, click on my level, and submit it to the comp. But then I get an error telling me that I'm too late. Then I look at the time I submitted this level and it's exactly midnight. Nooooo!!

Having failed to make it on time, this level lost all redeeming value, so I deleted it. Then Yaya complained and I found that I had left the level open in another tab, so here it is, back in all it's glory.

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Darvince
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Sunday, January 15 2012, 6:36 pm EST
sea level change

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There's a way to make an easier level.

I present to you, the easiest level ever:
Way too easy
terrain 1
background 1
water clear
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xx~xx
xxDxx
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"Time is a circuit, not a line; cybernetics instantiates templexity."

Isa
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Sunday, January 15 2012, 6:40 pm EST
No. I'm an octopus.

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Not an EB level though.
Harumbai
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Sunday, January 15 2012, 6:47 pm EST
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Yes, but if we try and keep ranking systems the same for all games then this level:

Code:
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x x x
x#xDx
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Should get a lower rating than Livio's since it isn't possible. Other than that, there isn't much worse.


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Quirvy
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Sunday, January 15 2012, 7:18 pm EST
  

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I still got harumbai's back on the EB levels.

Check this out, guys, I made an easier level, and worse level, all in the same:

{C2%M0&~-9/52.!-%(%2%~}
  



spooky secret
Darvince
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Sunday, January 15 2012, 7:35 pm EST
sea level change

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I took five seconds on that, ten seconds on the main level.


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Shavey Dave
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Monday, January 16 2012, 3:25 am EST

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I think this dose deserve 0/10. C'mon. Easier than tutorial 1. Rly?




shos
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Monday, January 16 2012, 4:23 am EST
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considering that this entry was not supposed to be a worst entry of all, I highly doubt it. if you trty tomake the best level you can in 2 minutes, you have to reaaaaally be like, a monkey, or something, to make it worse =\ no offense to livio of course..just making a point..


Kooler
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Tuesday, January 17 2012, 6:03 am EST
find me in your local trashcan

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I can make a worse level, and tomorrow, I will check out Quirvy's level, then I will make it and post it here.


go drink some water
Quirvy
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Tuesday, January 17 2012, 11:33 am EST
  

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You can still probably make a worse level than I did. I didn't try too hard, I just took the easiest path avaliable to making it worse than Livios.

shos said:
considering that this entry was not supposed to be a worst entry of all, I highly doubt it. if you trty tomake the best level you can in 2 minutes, you have to reaaaaally be like, a monkey, or something, to make it worse =\ no offense to livio of course..just making a point..
I can't tell if this is really serious, but it still feels like there's enough people calling out Livio for this level being so bad, that I'll defend him here:

Given 2 minutes to make this last second entry, he really probably only had about 45 seconds for level design and implementation. Yeah, he said he had 2 minutes left after getting the upload page up, but he still needs to stop making his level soon enough so that he has enough time to safely:
1. Play his level to retrieve the level code(or at least I believe that's how you get it)
2. Upload the level to the site(time for that is now minimalized since he opened up the window
3. Submit it to the competition

Additionally, he said that he had 2 minutes left, he was probably looking at the clock in the bottom right corner of his computer. He probably had 10-15 seconds less because it was likely 11:58:12 or something. Maybe it was even further down the line.

His goal wasn't to make the "best level he can" in 2 minutes, it was just to make a level in general, he didn't have enough time to think about what he was making. I don't think you can really afford to try to come up with a decent level design when you only have ~45 seconds to make a level, you're just kind of making a level without knowing what you're doing.

In conclusion: shos, put in Livio's position, you might be able to add 1 or 2 other things that you have to do to beat this level, but the chances that you'd be able to make a level so significantly better than the one Livio made... Doubtful. Although I'll admit it would probably be more respectable.



spooky secret
shos
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Tuesday, January 17 2012, 12:30 pm EST
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hmm, you have a point, lol. with my PC's speed, doing all that, will sum up to around 10 minutes, lol. so considering that, you're right


Shavey Dave
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Tuesday, January 17 2012, 12:38 pm EST

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I suppose it is easy to make a worse/easier level. But still.





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