Halloween 2014: Let's Go Emerald Hunting

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Cinossu, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Blivsey

    Blivsey

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    I found a target post! Radar's going crazy but I'm not seeing anything, what gives?

    ...d-do I need to find the Shovel Claw first? :psyduck:
     
  2. STJrInuyasha

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    Turn Member's Lounge into Aquatic Mine, because I swear that's what it really is.

    Whaddya mean Rank S is hacking? I just had to go fast! Really, really, really fast!
     
  3. Metal Knuckles

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    You know, when I suggested you guys do this for Halloween in the IRC a while back, I didn't expect that you could actually do it. :psyduck:
     
  4. Blivsey

    Blivsey

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    Well, I've been playing for about an hour now and I still can't figure out how to actually get at the Emeralds. Even inspecting the post element with Chrome's tool didn't turn up anything useful.
     
  5. Captain L

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    Well, I thought it was cool, until I spent 5 minutes in General Sonic Discussion with the radar never progressing past blue no matter where I moved the mouse.
     
  6. Beltway

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    I completed the game...and got an F rank. :v:/> FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU~

    Admittedly I started the thing earlier than I should have and didn't play it for at least 10 minutes, and I admittedly jumped the gun way too much with the first one (a full five minutes spent looking way too far from the goal).

    Still the entire thing took 15-20 minutes of searching the forums, though the tally ranked it as 32 min.)

    I won't lie, when the radar turns green, the game gets fun. BRB, playing it again for better score.

    EDIT: Completed it in roughly 1/6 of the original time (5 mins. 30 sec.)...got a C rank. Acceptable.
     
  7. Covarr

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    My second emerald was in page 41 of General Sonic Discussion. Way to screw me, RNG.

    It took me nearly ten minutes and got me a D Rank, but a large chunk of that was also spent reading the forums normally; I didn't really start taking it seriously until about 4 minutes in when I stumbled into my first emerald by accident.

    edit: Second run - 3:26:53, B Rank. I figured out a pro strategy about halfway through this run: Start from the last page of a forum and go backwards. You can save valuable time on mouse movement this way, as only the next page buttons ever move significantly, not the previous page buttons.

    edit again: Third run - Sub 3 minutes, B Rank. I was well on my way to a sub 3 minute run, and then I got one on page eighty-something of Members Lounge. The ranking requirements really ought to vary based on what forums the emeralds appear in, because some are much harder than others.
     
  8. flamewing

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    Well, finally something fun on Halloween :v: + - or April Fools  

    Is there as S rank? I managed to get all emeralds in less than 1:30, only one above 30 seconds, and it was still an A rank...

    Edit: the curse of the /> strikes again.
     
  9. STJrInuyasha

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    No. + - not unless you can get the emeralds in 0:35:49 or less  
     
  10. Yay A Rank! I really love this game! Was lucky to get around 2.30 min of all the emeralds, because they spawned in short topics and pages :D
     
  11. Beltway

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    Tried again and I failed. I can definitely blame the placement of the emeralds this time, the first two were located in the page 30s and 40s of their respective sub-forums (n fact, the first one was the very last page of the Sonic Discussion forum :u).

    I think there should be another indicator that tells you when you're in the "right" set of ten pages in a subforum (I.e. page is located in thread 56 of a certain subforum. The radar starts at gray or dark blue when you're in the proper subforum, then changes to blue when you hit the 50s pages of that subforum). Otherwise if a emerald is located in the page further away than the first 15-20 pages, you might as well kiss your chances of getting all three emeralds in time for a rank higher than F goodbye. You're better off forfeiting and trying again instead of searching up to page 38 or whatever.
     
  12. DigitalDuck

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    Finally managed a sub-10 minute run.

    It's definitely not fun scrolling through 80 pages, needs some work there.
     
  13. FollOw

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    I found all 3!......I also got an F. :argh:
     
  14. Dario FF

    Dario FF

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    Why would you make me search for Emeralds in the Trash forum, I don't like that place. :(

    This is amazing.
     
  15. TheKazeblade

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    My best non-cheating run is 3:10. This game is awesome!
     
  16. D.A. Garden

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    & Knuckles Member
    I'm loving this. I've played it a few times and it's great.

    I've encountered an issue with my last game though:

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    Where is it? The radar is red in this area, but the emerald is nowhere to be found.
     
  17. ICEknight

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    Seriously, what were the odds for this:

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  18. TheKazeblade

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    I encountered this as well. Go forward a page then then back. It should appear.
     
  19. Caniad Bach

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    Not using steroid Knuckles, Retro I am disappoint.
     
  20. Blue Blood

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    God damn it that was brilliant. Congrats.