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Please test and rate my second map as well. =) It's much smaller than this one, and a lot trickier. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=136418239

A true adventure designed for the most dedicated and patient testers. This is my very first test. I put a lot of thought and effort into it to ensure an above average challenge, though after playing through it a few times it seems it may actually not be that hard after all. You guys be the judges.

Revision #2

- Added speed gel to areas that required long, boring walks.
- Placed the companion cube in a more convenient location.
- Moved/removed some portalable walls that players could use to get to the top level instantly.

Revision #3
- Raised the wall to prevent players from using the lightbridge to cross the "runway."
- Moved the tractor beam switch to the speed gel platform so players actually have to get up there now.
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UFS FrostGiant May 4, 2013 @ 6:20am 
Nice map designed,liked it.Could u try my new map and comment.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=142987052.
Execuris  [author] Apr 6, 2013 @ 1:54am 
Thanks for the feedback! =) As I said with your previous comment on my other map, I really appreciate being able to watch the video of your blind run going through it. I had always wondered what it would look like to go through this particular puzzle for the first time. You did everything perfectly.

Except for the four switches activating the first staircases. Those were meant to be pressed in a certain order, but you went so fast you were able to ignore that haha. The placement of the lights on the wall was intended to be a hint as to which order to press them in. =)
toncica Apr 5, 2013 @ 5:14am 
I appreciate the fitting title. There are quite a number of switches. Usually those maps are boring when you press a switch to get to another switch which will lead to another switch and so on. This one wasn't bad at all as the switches are part of a greater puzzle. The crowd may dislike such puzzles but that's because the crowd wants it to have the easy way.
The chamber could have a better structure but for a first map the puzzle itself is really good. It's obvious you put thoughts and effort into it. Nice start into mapping.
Here is my blind run: http://youtu.be/hPRl6GGNJaw
Execuris  [author] Apr 3, 2013 @ 10:26am 
Please test and rate my second map as well. =) It's much smaller than this one and, in my opinion, much harder.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=136418239
Gemarakup Mar 28, 2013 @ 8:05am 
Yeah, I ment that this map kind has nothing to do with it's quality. It's just that people don't like the map kind I guess, but the map itself is good.
Execuris  [author] Mar 27, 2013 @ 8:46am 
Thanks for the comment. =) Upon running through it again I believe I found the last exploits you are referring to. Hopefully this last revision will force players to use all aspects of the map the way it was intended.

Also, I know that there are some people that don't like maps where it's not obvious what to do next. It's just that I found I had the most fun myself with maps like that. It's like an adventure, hence why I gave my map the name it has. =)
Gemarakup Mar 18, 2013 @ 8:07am 
I see what you're trying to do here with navigation, but people don't really like maps where it's not obvious what to do next. There are lot's of unecesary things in the map and the map is a bit glitchy I think because I didn't use everything, but overall, I liked this map and I believe it needs more appreciation. This map is a good map for being big because it's about navigation and makes it better than other giant maps.
Execuris  [author] Feb 6, 2013 @ 1:00am 
Thanks for the feedback. I took some of what you said into consideration with this latest revision. I wasn't sure what you meant by "white floors," and if you meant portalable floors, I didn't want to do that because there's so much room for exploitation if I did that. I find the lighting scheme I had to be sufficient.
odsemail990 Feb 5, 2013 @ 8:08am 
i did not like that map. there is too much empty space creating alot of pointless and boring walking. no one likes to walk. and the chamber lacks white floors. if the room is black it's dark and it gives the room a boring look.
Execuris  [author] Feb 4, 2013 @ 5:49pm 
Hmm, I'll have to see if I can figure out how you did it without the orange gel so I can fix that instead. I'm glad that you weren't able to figure out how to get to the orange gel switch; it means I made it challenging enough ;) I rather enjoyed designing that aspect of the map and it's probably my favorite part of it. Sorry, I can't remove that. =)