Originally posted by MercuryPenny Originally posted by Skewer
Here's a great way to get high scores! ::: Do a better job.
Thank you for that enlightening and helpful comment that definitely has everything to do with the subject at hand
I like how that's the only thing you saw of my post even though there are several lines below giving you actual tips on how to do better.
Originally posted by SokobanSolver
In other words, DON'T MAKE A THREAD FOR YOUR LEVEL! So many people fall into that trap. In a way that also makes things harder cuz that means no beta-testing.
In the end, it's still advice and thus there's no obligation to follow it. Not that there's anything wrong with sharing a level, but you'd think for a contest people might actually want to keep what they got to themselves, test properly to ensure that they score as high as they can. When it comes to contests, you can't afford to be friendly, lest you put others higher than yourself in the end. There's no denying the possibility that, for example, had Frost kept his opinions on everybody's levels to himself, he might have ended up scoring higher; because I know for a fact that had he not have criticized my level like he did, I wouldn't have scored 13th place. For that, I am thankful that somebody else helped me score higher.
I'm sorry, but being nice can hurt you when it comes to contests. I am a pretty competitive individual.
I am so rude when it comes to stuff like this, I know it stings.
As far as coming up with an original idea, as always said, good luck. SBS is right when it comes to this, as it's hard to do. If you're creative enough though, which I'm obviously not as I made a level called Triangle Ship
of all things, it'll really pay off in the long run, and for lack of better phrasing, you might actually make something memorable like that Fulcrum Level.
If you focus on making the level fun, you should score very decently in the end.