A Level Design Nitpick

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A Level Design Nitpick

Post by Casual Builder » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:49 pm

Sliding into 1-tile tunnels from ladders.

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For me, nailing it is always a matter of luck. Yet it's still quite a prominent feature amongst many Mega Man Maker levels... and I can't quite understand one thing: why level designers still use it? To provide a challenge factor / indirectly cause a little bit of frustration / make the player unleashing F-bombs left and right / [insert anything else here]?
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Re: A Level Design Nitpick

Post by 14Protoman » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:00 pm

Casual Builder wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:49 pm
Sliding into 1-tile tunnels from ladders.

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For me, nailing it is always a matter of luck. Yet it's still quite a prominent feature amongst many Mega Man Maker levels... and I can't quite understand one thing: why level designers still use it? To provide a challenge factor / indirectly cause a little bit of frustration / make the player unleashing F-bombs left and right / [insert anything else here]?
Just use slide button.

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Re: A Level Design Nitpick

Post by Casual Builder » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:10 pm

14Protoman wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:00 pm
Just use slide button.
Holy cow... :o it worked.

Welp... consider this topic officially SOLVED.
Heh... SunSwagger is kinda stupid for the username based on the avatar, so I'm back to being called Casual Builder full-time. Just finally got used to that nickname over the course of many months, that's all. ;)

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Re: A Level Design Nitpick

Post by 14Protoman » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:25 pm

Casual Builder wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:10 pm
14Protoman wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:00 pm
Just use slide button.
Holy cow... :o it worked.

Welp... consider this topic officially SOLVED.
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Re: A Level Design Nitpick

Post by D-Man » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:14 am

Now I wanna know... how many players use the slide button, and how many use down + jump to slide?
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Re: A Level Design Nitpick

Post by NMario84 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:20 am

I use slide button all the time. in this game It's just that the older games like MM 1-6 never had a 3rd button, so it's kind of hard to remember that newer games have more buttons? That's my only guess on this.
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Re: A Level Design Nitpick

Post by Casual Builder » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:46 am

D-Man wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:14 am
Now I wanna know... how many players use the slide button, and how many use down + jump to slide?
As you can see in the above GIF, I was doing it the old-fashioned way (Down+Jump).
That's a humbling experience knowing that you have an extra Slide/Dash button... :lol: Soooooooo I'm gonna join the Extra Button Club now.

Yeah... any level designer who puts this gimmick into their levels are totally aware (and fully using) Slide/Dash button, while others... not so much. I have no idea how many players would go with the extra button, and how many are don't.
Heh... SunSwagger is kinda stupid for the username based on the avatar, so I'm back to being called Casual Builder full-time. Just finally got used to that nickname over the course of many months, that's all. ;)

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