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by CluckyInventor
Jun 6th '18, 08:25
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

Level 17: No Artificial Colors Tour of Duty Link: http://forums.bungie.org/story/?read=63813 In my first playthroughs of this level, I thought that the name "No Artificial Colors" was a reference to the fact that every green BoB is an assimilated BoB, and that by this point we think green=exploding ...
by CluckyInventor
May 18th '18, 08:04
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

It's interesting that you have no complaints about making a non-vacuum level into a vacuum level but the moment someone mentions adding an uplink chip (or two or something), that's a big no-no. From a gameplay perspective, the level would be very similar. From a story perspective, it would change th...
by CluckyInventor
May 9th '18, 02:57
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

There's a lot to talk about here First, Respawning of enemies (infinite or just one time reinforcements) is a mechanic that can be used to good effect but one has to find the right balance. Having no respawning isn't bad, but for long levels where the player has to backtrack much it does leave thing...
by CluckyInventor
Apr 25th '18, 08:22
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

I had an inkling that infinite respawning enemies was a bad idea. I should have listened to myself. Perhaps I should revise #4 to read as follows: 4: Create pockets of lookers that get released into the map when the player is far away. This should repopulate the map and keep the player on his toes w...
by CluckyInventor
Apr 23rd '18, 17:24
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 109615

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

Here's a fun thing you could do if original normal -> Kindergarten, original TC -> normal, etc. Why not rename the difficulty levels so that the match this? Red added "Death Wish", but we have some room for creativity here. And on the off chance someone new does play redux, then it will communicate ...
by CluckyInventor
Apr 23rd '18, 16:55
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

Walking on lava in real life make me wonder if I should be (1) impressed or (2) questioning your intelligence/common sense. Seeing how you are alive, it should probably be the former, but given your later warning I can't but help shake the feeling that it is the latter. I love the idea of making Fir...
by CluckyInventor
Apr 13th '18, 08:03
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

@HelviusRufus Troopers are vacuum enabled though, and I don't think whatever vacuum chamber is just lying around in an engineering chamber is powerful enough to outright explode a trooper. Part of the fun with "I haven't killed anyone since 1845" is that the enforcers fly away, not just explode. The...
by CluckyInventor
Apr 9th '18, 06:52
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

Only 1-3? I think I saved like 4-5 not counting the ones in that side room which are safe unless you shoot them or let them out too early. Still nowhere near close to success though. Isn't the lower corridor of the main rectangle wider as is? I don't think it would make things look out of place to m...
by CluckyInventor
Apr 6th '18, 07:39
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

If I wrote up every excuse I have for not posting, then this would be a thread about my excuses and not about Marathon levels. I'll try to be better at posting at least once per week if not much more. I'd like to say that if you make BQ a rebellion level, my first thoughts playing the level would be...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 27th '18, 07:59
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

I'm just taking Perseus's word that wasps take more damage from fusion. I know hunters don't, though. Just because hunters don't take bonus fusion damage in M1 doesn't mean no enemy takes bonus damage. Level 09: Blaspheme Quarentine Tour of Duty Link http://forums.bungie.org/story/?read=63387 Hulks ...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 26th '18, 21:08
Forum: Projects
Topic: SPOILERS M1R Story Development Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 16675

Re: SPOILERS M1R Story Development Thread

I wouldn't want to break the greenscale theme that much... maybe if you follow Radix's suggestion to make it look less out of place to have the red, or if you make it mostly green but 10% of red also stays... I'd play around some, but it does look kind of odd to have the glaring red as is.
by CluckyInventor
Mar 26th '18, 02:02
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

Sorry. Things in Real Life took up far more time than expected. I made CLIQUE a secret since it sounded cooler that way. It's one of those secrets that everyone know about, like "open sesame". For the record, thanks, Treellama, you have done good work up to this point (time stop and many other featu...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 26th '18, 01:38
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 109615

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

Redux G4: I was seriously concerned about the difficulty of the level since I believe compilers have a weakness to fusion in Redux. I was not disappointed, however. Between added monsters and a steady stream of compilers teleporting in I was kept quite busy. Not to mention the challenge of the bosse...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 23rd '18, 07:28
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

Since we're all sharing, I'll just say that I'm not reading it as I have no interest in playing marathon 1 or anything based on it. I haven't been reading it. Original Marathon needs no improvements. Oh really? Then how did you know to speak up when I called for attention? :thinking: i opened the t...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 20th '18, 07:28
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

and you're providing most of the suggestsions at the moment. Hey, guys, I know you are reading this. Just because I start the topic doesn't mean I (or ravenshining) don't want to hear what you have to say too! This supposed to be a COMMUNITY thing, and having one or two people do most of the planni...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 19th '18, 07:32
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

LEVEL 07: Smells like napalm, tastes like chicken! Tour of duty link: http://forums.bungie.org/story/?read=63335 This level has one thing in particular in my mind: Major wasps There seems to be an infestation of the things with the number I run into. On the One True Difficulty, this level is quite a...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 19th '18, 01:39
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 109615

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

It's possible I didn't communicate my second paragraph well. I just wanted to point out that the manual makes clear that the Tech.50 is extremely expensive to produce, and it would seem logical that the Tech.10 or whatever is similarly more expensive than a traditional pistol. For this reason, you s...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 18th '18, 16:01
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 109615

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

My favorite feature of the latest release of redux is the thing where you go back to the beginning and find the save/charger disabled, but if you are desperate enough you can spam your action key and use them anyways. This makes me wonder: are there any other "disabled" items that can still be used ...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 18th '18, 08:05
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

I'm actually really flattered. I looked at the todo list and a surprisingly large number of my suggestions are on there. I figured I was the person who said a lot of decent things and a lot of bad things at the same time. (Remember when I edited out some of my own terrible ideas? Remember when I for...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 14th '18, 07:23
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

The issue may lie in the fact that Redux might employ chips in future levels, and if you have extras it wouldn't just be ugly decorations that you are stuck with for the rest of your playthrough, it might end up more like Aye Mak Sicur with the chip from the previous level. Level 05: Couch Fishing T...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 13th '18, 03:32
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Wanted: People who know more about Marathon than is healthy
Replies: 30
Views: 9029

Re: Wanted: People who know more about Marathon than is heal

Jumping already is a thing in the engine though? Ever heard of grenade jumping? Get good! I mean, just think about it, how high can you jump in real life? Most people can't jump very high (well, I can't). Admittedly, you are a battleroid and not a me (don't try being a me, that's not very interestin...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 11th '18, 19:14
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

Sorry, Real Life is a thing that has to take priority over Marathon. I'll try to keep things coming but if get busy (like the last week), I'm just not getting around to it. LEVEL 04: Defend THIS! Tour of Duty link: http://forums.bungie.org/story/?read=62504 What is the compactor for? Ever seen Star ...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 11th '18, 18:09
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 109615

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

I'm still running the 0.0.5 alpha version, but time doesn't pause when you read terminals. Does setting that flag change this as well? While you might want to drop the time-pause "feature", it might make levels like Arrival different in that the new player sees the terminal, starts reading it, but d...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 3rd '18, 04:26
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

LEVEL 02: Never Burn Money Tour of Duty link: http://forums.bungie.org/story/?read=62428 Seeing how I took some damage on BGN (yeah, I'm bad), I definitely appreciated the little health charger that was hidden away in one of the rooms. Why was it semi-secret in the first place? It reveals itself as ...
by CluckyInventor
Mar 2nd '18, 07:36
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them
Replies: 83
Views: 21175

Re: I will play every level in Marathon and comment on them

@HunterOfShadows I don't plan to spend time coming up with real world uses if I've spent enough time trying that I don't enjoy it anymore. I haven't reached that point yet. I'm looking at both versions, but I'm focusing more on the Redux side of things since (1) the tour of duty for this level is fa...