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TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold

Challenge #767, Viewed 470 Time(s)

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Name: TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
Type: Misc
Moderator: France LeTotalKiller

Started: July 04, 2020, 06:40 AM
Expire time: July 25, 2020, 07:30 AM

EXPIRED
You can still submit your time. But you won't recieve the 4 points as it is not the current challenge anymore.

Challenge maps:
Scheme File(s): scheme TCB28

Description:
Mario is sick! Thank goodness the supersheep will save the day...

Rules and objectives:

- Place your worm inside the box with the number 1 (left bottom).
- Use a supersheep to hit the box with the number 2. When you succeed in doing this, teleport your worm inside box number 2 and try to hit box number 3 etcetera until you hit box 8 (left bottom).
- You must finish this with 50 supersheep.

Notable resources:

- 50 supersheep
- Infinite teleports

Ranking method:

- Fewer supersheep used ranks higher. (= Your score is the number of supersheep used.)
Name: SuperSheep Brothers by DarkOne
Best Record: 7 by orbik, Deadcode
Pending times: 0
Number of members participated: 3
Number of Records: 7

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Downloaded 6720 time(s)
Recorded Country Player Recorded Groups Record Replay Map Points Posted Overall Points Overall Rate Info
1st Finland orbik 7pts 20 July 08, 2020, 08:11 PM 1,138 Beginner
1st United States Deadcode DOS 7pts 20 July 24, 2020, 09:33 PM 1,189 Inexperienced
2nd Finland ScaredEwo b3 FAW 9pts 15 July 07, 2020, 04:51 PM 1,020 Absolute Beginner

Statistics of this challenge

Points Overall Points Overall Rate
Finland orbik 25 1,138
United States Deadcode 25 1,189
Finland ScaredEwo 20 1,020

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Offline TheMadCharles

Challenge #767, TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
« on: July 05, 2020, 11:12 AM »
what's the ranking exactly? how many super sheeps we have left? or how many we used? also are there crates with super sheep?


Offline Xrayez

Re: Challenge #767, TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2020, 04:26 PM »
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Place your worm inside the box

First attempt failed.  >:(

« Last Edit: July 05, 2020, 06:18 PM by Xrayez »

Offline Deadcode

Re: Challenge #767, TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 10:11 PM »
What counts as hitting a numbered box with a supersheep? Does the sheep's collision mask have to touch the box (in which case, does hitting the platforms above the box count?), or just the sheep's explosion radius?

As for the scoring, since it's not specified in any way, I'm going to assume for now that it's 50 minus the number of sheep used. I wonder if this is the method ScaredEwo used to self-score with 10pts.

Edit: Apparently lower scores rank higher in this, so I'm guessing the score is the number of Super Sheep used. That's what I entered for my score (17 sheep used, 33 remaining).

Also, why are the replays hidden in this challenge? I downloaded ScaredEwo's replay after I got 17pts, because I wanted to know if they too submitted a score equal to the number of sheep used, and it turns out they did (how they knew this, I have no idea) which is a friggin' amazing score given that the minimum score is 7pts, so congratulations ScaredEwo! I didn't watch the replay (in case there's a legitimate reason replays were hidden), only looked at the Export Log output.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2020, 01:35 AM by Deadcode »

Re: Challenge #767, TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 05:04 PM »
Thanks! GJ also, you improved your first score quite a bit. Grr, it's so hard to finish without stupid mistakes. And ye, this kind of scoring system seemed to make most sense to me, so I just went with it.

Offline Deadcode

Re: Challenge #767, TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 07:51 PM »
Wow, great job ScaredEwo.

I thought I wouldn't be able to get 9pts again let alone beat it, but finally managed to at least get it again. This time it doesn't depend on the answer to "does hitting the platforms above the box count?".

Offline LeTotalKiller

Re: Challenge #767, TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2020, 06:16 AM »
I should stop assuming TCB descriptions are self-sufficient :D

Yes, your score depends on the number of supersheep used, and I would say that a "box" includes the platforms. I am also unhiding the replays, I hid them by default because there are challenges where that actually matters (such as TCB13) and my thinking didn't go much further. Speaking of the replays, I'll check them soon enough!

Offline orbik

Re: Challenge #767, TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2020, 08:51 PM »
I guess there will be several perfect (7) scores. ;) I included also a full flyaround at 5:34 (turn around or near each checkpoint).

Offline orbik

Re: Challenge #767, TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2020, 09:04 PM »
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- Less Fewer supersheep used ranks higher. (= Your score is the number of supersheep used.)

Offline Xrayez

Re: Challenge #767, TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2020, 10:02 AM »
Makes me wonder what resolution you're playing on.  ???

I couldn't even get past the 6th box.  :(

Offline DarkOne

Re: Challenge #767, TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2020, 03:31 PM »
Rules were written with the thought in mind that people generally don't read long text. Also, exhaustive text that covers everything will mean that by the time you finish reading, the challenge is over  :-X
Added bonus is that gray areas are entirely up to the discretion of the mod, who will use the same criteria while checking every submission.

Offline Deadcode

Re: Challenge #767, TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2020, 10:18 PM »
LTK, I think you approved the wrong ScaredEwo replay. That 10pts replay is not valid, as the rules clearly say "Place your worm inside the box with the number 1", "teleport your worm inside box number 2", etc., but the second sheep in that replay is fired from outside the 2nd box.

And yet ScaredEwo's 9pts replay perfectly follows the rules and is not approved yet.

Offline LeTotalKiller

Re: Challenge #767, TCB28: The Sheepland Stronghold
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2020, 06:01 PM »
LTK, I think you approved the wrong ScaredEwo replay. That 10pts replay is not valid, as the rules clearly say "Place your worm inside the box with the number 1", "teleport your worm inside box number 2", etc., but the second sheep in that replay is fired from outside the 2nd box.

And yet ScaredEwo's 9pts replay perfectly follows the rules and is not approved yet.

Ohhh, well spotted! That's the sort of detail I didn't get to spot right away when watching the very first replay very fast. As to the other replay, I just needed time; it's now approved.

Also, congratulations to orbik and you on winning this challenge! Here's a TA replay by DarkOne for this one.