Portal 2

Portal 2

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Leap like a Gazelle

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Leap like a Gazelle

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Can you LEAP like a GAZELLE?

Difficulty: easy-medium

Tutorial and training for what I call the 'gazelle leap'. Requires some timing and reflexes, but are we men, or are we gazelles? Has a bit of a puzzle near the end, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

Hint (read if stuck):
By Jove Vapour Waterhandle dear Sir, I cannot for the life of me cross this gap!What kind of magic to you expect me to conjure from my very ordinary bowler hat?! Aye, only that you leap like a gazelle, good sir. Let your red instincts guide you, and put some ankles in those hind legs!


Update 1:
Added another section, so that the concept is teached more graduately.!

Update 2:
Done some more optimization for the trickiest part, so the difficulty is now easy-medium.

Update 3:
Two players gave feedback, wishing for one more jump for even more gradual teaching and I now have another section with that.

Update 4:
After watching a friend play I made a few significant changes on the flow and clarity of the map.
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LPChip Dec 11, 2012 @ 1:46pm 
@toncica: Oh come on... I didn't threatened you with my lawyer! I threathened you that I would send my lawyer after you. Wait, thats the same... eh, never mind... :P
toncica Dec 11, 2012 @ 1:42pm 
Apparently LPChip deserves credit for the idea I mentioned. He threatened me with his lawyer and I gladly comply. LPChip is also very handsome and smart. All I said is the truth.
LPChip Dec 11, 2012 @ 12:44pm 
toncica, you came up with that solution? tss tss tss :P
LPChip Dec 11, 2012 @ 12:44pm 
First I was unable to do this at all. I just didn't understand what to do. I see with the updates you made that its now actually understandable what to do and I managed to do the trick. Thanks for this great map! :)
toncica Nov 21, 2012 @ 2:04pm 
This time I did every jump on the first try. I was practicing this recently when playtesting my latest map. Now that I know about this I have to prevent the player from abusing that trick when I use speed gel on a map. It was giving me a lot of headache. In my puzzle you have to make a runway by transporting gel in a funnel. But with this trick you could totally skip that and use the little amount of gel that drops through a wall portal as runway. The solution I came up with was having a portalable 45 degree angled panel beneath the gel dropper, that way only half a tile is splatted with gel from a wall portal.
I enjoyed playing your map but I'm sure this exploit will haunt me again when I want to have speed gel on a map.
Mr Vapour Waterhandle  [author] Nov 21, 2012 @ 11:30am 
I finally updated the map with that new jump. I also stuck a glass wall next to the faith plate, in hopes of preventing being able to jump to the ledge with the cube button (well I can't pull it off anymore). It's not the most elegant solution, but moving the plate made the real solution harder and I chose for functional.
Mr Vapour Waterhandle  [author] Oct 31, 2012 @ 3:21pm 
Thanks. It's always nice to see someone comment on one of my maps with their thoughts, because the rating system is a bit inadequate for that. I also read your feedback in the LOOP thread. Seeing as now two people wished for another jump, I will probably try to add one in the near future, but probably after I'm done with another map.
toncica Oct 23, 2012 @ 4:31pm 
Your map worked pretty much on me as you described in the LOOP thread. I was still a slow learner, trying to leap from the faith plate back to the side with the button and the flip panel. It eventually worked and only later I saw the meaning of the laser. When I got back to the beginning I leaped like a gazelle to the exit on my very first try. :)
It took me 25 minutes to complete the map, which is a lot. But I always enjoyed it, even at the times I was acting silly. Good stuff. Thanks for mapping.