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Postby AC91 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:58 am

I have been starting to work on my scores today now that I can see the leaderboards... :P

I thought we needed a thread to discuss scores and strategies, like OKX and CC have. Mostly because I wanted to talk about them... I could care less about you all... :P


So today I started going through single player today in an attempt to get amazing scores. So far I have worked on levels 1-6, and have broken into the top 5 for every one of them. I don't have any first place scores yet though... :( SuddenFruitcake is tearing them up though! Looks like static has a couple #1s too.

I started looking at 7, but can't decide on a great strategy yet. First I am trying to decide whether to haste Maal or the archer. The archer has less health I believe and dies faster, which causes the biggest problem. What have you guys used on this level?
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Postby SuddenFruitcake » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:53 pm

Round 1

Haste archer and rush towards NE corner's stone shooting enemies along the way. Use maal and butterfly and try to kill an enemy.

Round 2

Haste Maal and head towards NW corner's stone attacking anyone if they're in your way. Continue to move archer still attacking a nearby enemy as you contunue. Use butterfly to either weaken an enemy or finish off a weakened one.

Round 3

Put Maal on NW stone and archer on NE one. Use healer to heal [If he's alive] and butterfly to kill a weakened enemy [If any].

Round 4

Use butterfly to kill a weakened enemy if any. If there isnt just move Maal to the center stone.

I got 14,000 ish with it but i seem to always lose the healer so it's not quite the best one out there.
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Postby staticwrap » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:34 pm

A tip:

Killing enemies is not important for the score in the early rounds. Speed is. Later rounds, killing as many enemies as possible is key.

As of now, I have 5,6,7,11,14,17, and 18 as #1 scores.

EDIT3: 20 is gone for now, but added level #11
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Postby AC91 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:50 pm

staticwrap wrote:A tip:

Killing enemies is not important for the score in the early rounds. Speed is. Later rounds, killing as many enemies as possible is key.

As of now, I have 5,6,7,14, and 18 as #1 scores.


A good combo is really key. Taking a few seconds to kill an enemy is better than not taking a turn with that person. You want to take the fewest amount of rounds, but within those rounds take as many kills as possible.
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Postby SuddenFruitcake » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:00 pm

Thing is the amount of points you get for killing on some missions vary.

Most give you about 500 a kill, but in mission 6 for example I can have maybe 7 kills and get only 1000 points. [Id get an exact number but as of right now my xbox is crashed]

Same thing with time though, improving by a couple seconds in some missions gives you more points than improving by the same amount of time in another mission.

Maybe it's just me but from what i can tell the above is true.
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Postby Zee » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:20 pm

Man I got lazy and didn't care about the leaderboards...... Again...........

although I will go back and try to get the top scores soon.
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Postby dezombie » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:26 pm

SuddenFruitcake wrote:Same thing with time though, improving by a couple seconds in some missions gives you more points than improving by the same amount of time in another mission.

Maybe it's just me but from what i can tell the above is true.


The fewer total rounds and the shorter overall game length the more inportant each second in scoring. It is a compounding situation as far as scoring goes. The formula is posted some where on here, but that is the jist of it.
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Postby staticwrap » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:25 am

I see Lunar has finally managed to get back to the game, with some impressive scores to boot.
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Postby LunarDuality » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:16 pm

Haha...thanks. Yeah, I *FINALLY* got back to it. And the sad thing is that I hadn't been lurking here for like a week (major withdrawl, let me tell you). And I booted up the game and discovered the update and got to working through the end of the story. Many of those scores are first runs through...I guess maybe I *can* compete with you guys! (^_^)
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Postby staticwrap » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:02 pm

I just wanna say I am having the best time competing for the number one spots. I completely sucked at OKX.

I wonder where the former #1's went...hmm...
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Postby AC91 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:25 pm

staticwrap wrote:I just wanna say I am having the best time competing for the number one spots. I completely sucked at OKX.

I wonder where the former #1's went...hmm...


Yeah, I sucked at OKX too. Thanks to many forum tips I got all golds. Lunar's number 1 strategies helped out a lot... :D


Sucks still that I can't get #1s yet. Of course I haven't gotten past level 7 yet for my good scores, so maybe I will get some higher up. So far on levels 1-7 I am still in the top 5 for every one of them. I just have to get through the rest now.
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Postby dezombie » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:28 pm

As much as I enjoy video games I have come to the conclusion that there are very few I am actually any good at.

I think I could actually get all platinum medals, but I am not even going to look at the leaderboards.
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Postby Konqrr » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:21 am

staticwrap wrote:I just wanna say I am having the best time competing for the number one spots. I completely sucked at OKX.

I wonder where the former #1's went...hmm...


I had #1 on the first 3 levels and am still in the top 3 on them now :) Only played level 4 twice and haven't played anything after that since the update due to my overwhelming desire to play CC :roll:
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Postby LunarDuality » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:24 pm

dezombie wrote:As much as I enjoy video games I have come to the conclusion that there are very few I am actually any good at.

I think I could actually get all platinum medals, but I am not even going to look at the leaderboards.

That's exactly how I felt until I found my niche with OKX. I played a scenario for the first time and checked the leaderboards and I was 1st overall. I couldn't believe it. I took a photo with my phone I was so amazed and figured it would never last. And then I started getting more and more of them. Good times.

I have a lot of work to do to get all platinums in BoB though.

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