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Re: Extender Comp: Round 4!

Postby rlbabits on Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:36 pm

Error-QM wrote:Yup. I know of only one extender that can do this job. Problem is, I don't know how to build it yet...


Skippy, you need a pep talk. One with lots of unnecessary boasting.

I can think of 6 bases off the top of my head that will suffice, and each one of those bases can be equipped with probably 10 or more unique extending mechanisms, not including green or powered. There are another hundred or so bases waiting to be found, each with around ten undiscovered extending mechanisms that could be equipped to solve this level with the given requirements. you've got options. Just because nobody used them yet doesn't mean they aren't there...so pop the bubble, and explore the whole game instead of just the known realm. You might be happy with what you find- i am ;)

discovering new mechanisms takes time at first, but its the same as anything else..the more often you do it the better you get!
(its important to have a life outside of fc, i don't suggest getting too good :lol:)
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 4!

Postby zhyrek on Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:07 pm

This was probably the most annoying level yet... :|

From this, I do not have high hopes for level 5...
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 4!

Postby ken75 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:30 pm

Sorry Zhyrek, I'll try to make level 5 better...
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 4!

Postby zhyrek on Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:07 pm

ken75 wrote:Sorry Zhyrek, I'll try to make level 5 better...

It was a joke, ken... :P
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 4!

Postby Error-QM on Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:23 pm

rlbabits wrote:
Skippy, you need a pep talk. One with lots of unnecessary boasting.

Skippy. That's a first, I kind of like it :). Thanks mate.
rlbabits wrote:I can think of 6 bases off the top of my head that will suffice, and each one of those bases can be equipped with probably 10 or more unique extending mechanisms, not including green or powered. There are another hundred or so bases waiting to be found, each with around ten undiscovered extending mechanisms that could be equipped to solve this level with the given requirements. you've got options. Just because nobody used them yet doesn't mean they aren't there...so pop the bubble, and explore the whole game instead of just the known realm. You might be happy with what you find- i am ;)

This is the Babits I have come to know. Thing is, I'm trying to make the extenders look good. I had many options for making R1 work, and still plenty of ways to champ it, but I chose the quadrilateral because it looked better on skitters' Flyin' Triangles. And I modified his Giant for my under-hanging extender in R2 because I liked watching all the parallel segments unfold at the same time.

I sort of want to flavor my solves. Kind of the way Victor used to do, although I don't have as good a store of FC herbs :lol: .
rlbabits wrote:discovering new mechanisms takes time at first, but its the same as anything else..the more often you do it the better you get!
(its important to have a life outside of fc, i don't suggest getting too good :lol:)

But I like being FC's biggest copycat...:3 No, seriously though, I'm still trying things out. But most of my designs are based on the deltoid quadrilateral (that quad that looks like a boomerang) and the X-frame with connected sides that ~Jon~ loves to use, because I can't think of many better, inherently stable, unfolding structures.

That being said...I think I've figured this level out. Joint stretch is what's going to kill me though...
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 4!

Postby ken75 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:25 pm

10 hours and 35 minutes to go, get cracking people!
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 4!

Postby Error-QM on Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:38 am

No offense, Ken, the level is great and I like the idea. But...this "badge" is profoundly annoying. I've beaten the level and come close to achieving it, but not close enough that a little tweak will get me there. At this rate I may have to be eliminated...
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 4!

Postby ken75 on Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:36 am

Hey guys help me out. I really wan to include {???} but the contraption did touch the dynamic blocks after the win. He might not have know that they couldn't touch after winning. Should I eliminate?
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 5!

Postby rlbabits on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:44 pm

^ cool with me..but anyone else who got a victory & hit the blocks should be let in if you decide it..so i'd speak up or forever hold your peace if you solved it and whacked the blocks :P
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 5!

Postby Wafflekins on Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:23 pm

Sorry I couldn't finish it... at least I tried! http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11786357
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 5!

Postby lord_hamybal on Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:34 pm

omg i missed deadline :S 2 days go really fast xD

now i am out with the easiest level >.> super lame:P

ugh, good luck guys
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 5!

Postby ken75 on Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:49 pm

Oh no Remy, that's too bad. I was confused when I didn't get a solve from you...
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 5!

Postby schmittd on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:26 pm

rlbabits wrote:^ cool with me..but anyone else who got a victory & hit the blocks should be let in if you decide it..so i'd speak up or forever hold your peace if you solved it and whacked the blocks :P

i did it and hit the blocks... but honestly i dont think me or ??? should be let in. no offense, but thats just the rules
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 5!

Postby ken75 on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:36 pm

Okay Schmittd I agree. Sorry {???}
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Re: Extender Comp: Round 5!

Postby Error-QM on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:46 pm

Crap. I didn't know I couldn't hit the blocks after victory! :(
C'mon folks, let's see some awesome R5 solves!
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Re: The Great Extender Comp... Has ended!

Postby ken75 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:54 am

Good job Rlbabits
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Re: The Great Extender Comp... Has ended!

Postby jdccdj1 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:13 pm

thanks ken75 for the comp!!...sorry for not submitting this last round, but i have been sooo busy :(
besides, i would have been out on the Great Avoider level...insanity 4 me right there, haha

congrats rlbabits!!!...a fine extender there and ingenious use of the static!
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Re: The Great Extender Comp... Has ended!

Postby rlbabits on Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:21 pm

Thanks guys!! Fun comp and thanks for hosting ken75! Also jdccdj and zhyrek, what happened? I was hoping there would be a good fight for first place :P
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Re: The Great Extender Comp... Has ended!

Postby Error-QM on Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:31 pm

Now it's my turn. Who's up for a bridge comp? (Defaults, Brian3.14: yes, rlbabits: no)
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Re: The Great Extender Comp... Has ended!

Postby schmittd on Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:32 pm

Error-QM wrote:Now it's my turn. Who's up for a bridge comp? (Defaults, Brian3.14: yes, rlbabits: no)

carpenter elim comp...
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