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03-20-2001, 05:00 AM
You have created a really unique and interesting world. You have some really good ideas. I was really going crazy getting through your world. I really enjoyed the rafts and the mine carts. I like using those but I never can get the tracks to go the way I want them to. You know I like the rafts because I'm sure that you have played my "Water World". This world took me longer than any other world to complete that I can remember. You are really getting the hang of the animating thing. Your bidges in the lava are really nicely laid out. That is another thing that I do not do well. It just goes to show that we can all learn things from each other. I think that you are really getting better. I can't wait to see the next one. Oh the other thing that I really hate is those Roly Polys. They are just something that you love to hate and hate to love when people use them in their levels. I think that your son's second effort it much better than his first. He must be really getting the hang of the editor. His first one was just way too many monsters. This one has some good ideas and I didn't want to pull my hair out like on his football level in the last one. If you haven't seen my post about his world please take a look at it. There is one thing that is troubling in his world that he should fix and see if we can get Mike to repost the fixed one.
Thanks for contributing to this fun and exciting game and keep up the good work!
03-20-2001, 06:00 AM
I must be missing something as I completed all the "bones" levels and the purple boxes and can't get to the last level (I did do the one behind the other barrier). Any hints? I have spotted a hidden level (or was i two so far) so I must have missed something. I agree. this latest Lisa World is very good and I did get into Ryan's and it was pretty good. Far better than I could do. There were a couple of levels that were odd but I have to say that he did some interesting work on there. Lots of bosses still but a bit more complex. He's doing fab. I managed to finish that one eventually.
03-21-2001, 01:00 PM
Lisa, my husband thinks that I am nuts! I have played Spooky Castle, Kid Mystic, Doc Loon and Eddie Galaxy. I think he enjoys my buying these games as he loves to play other types of games (Gothic style adventures like Lords of Magic and Heroes) and feels guilty if he spends time playing those over the weekend. So we had to get another computer so we could play games and then be able to spend time as a family! Sad, but true. Of course, with moving now and with the days getting longer we get to spend time outdoors and getting fresh air but during the winter these games are lots of fun.
OK, as for your world, I will go back and do all the bones levels again in case I missed something. Don't tell Wade (oh, by the way, he likes computer and real chess and cards too and he loves word games - ever played Jinky Pop?) as I am supposed to be packing boxes! If I can't find that third secret level I won't be able to finish the last blocked level and it will niggle at me so I'd better find it!
03-21-2001, 08:00 PM
Jinky Pop is a word game you can play online. Yes, we are making a big move. We moved to the US a little over 2 years ago and then we moved to VA last Sept and have been having a house built. We will be getting our stuff out of storage and moving all our stuff from here next week. I hate moving too. We always lived around the same area in Surrey, England all my life. Then I had to go and meet an American! Sheesh! We lived together in England for 7 years and are now here. I was the only one sad on the plane leaving England! It was filled with GIs who were on the way back home from the Middle East after months away from home! We still plan on going back one day. The school problems here kind of worry me quite a lot!
Thanks for the tips. I will go and try it out. We just stuck in more RAM in the new computer (my one) so I want to see how that will help with the games.
03-22-2001, 06:00 AM
We are currently living in Stafford and moving a whole mile to Stafford! Wade went down to Richmond a few weeks back and we both went down there (with the children) last Summer for a job interview (they put us up at a nice hotel). It seemed pretty down there. Small World, eh?!! What do you think of the SOLs (school)? I think Billy, our son, is totally jealous of Ryan and the way he creates Doc Loon worlds (so am I, for that matter!) as they are the same age!
03-22-2001, 04:00 PM
Lisa, Wade is working in DC (near the Pentagon) and it's a bear of a commute. He used the VRE till gas prices came down . We have a van so it's pretty costly to drive but still a bit cheaper than the VRE and less bothersome. Still, it takes him about an hour and a half (on good days) each way! We have been to Fredericksburg a few times (nearest stores!) and the old part is very nice. When we went down to Richmond he did look into working at Capital One but the pay (it would be a change in his career direction) was a lot less than he is making in the career he is in.
The SOLs are something that aren't taken all over the US, are they? I have asked friends in other States and they haven't heard of them. Billy's teacher has been teaching for about 30 years and says schooling has really changed a lot and not always for the better. They seem to concentrate on the SOL requirements an awful lot (all the time, actually) and don't get recess often. The lunch break is half an hour long and they have to be walked there and back and have to sit with their class and don't have the opportunity to mix with other friends. I kept telling Billy (I homeschooled him when we lived in MD) that school would be hard but also fun as he would get to interact with children lots more. That isn't happening. They have a heavy homework workload and that is pretty severe for children of this age. It's just not the same as back home and it's taking a lot of getting used to.
As for the Level Editor. I have used it to "help" in one of Ryan's levels (hehehe, I added some blue globes) but I have no idea on how to start! Wade did try to create a world but he hasn't played the game so he really doesn't know what he's supposed to do. I look forward to getting a look at the new website. Maybe that'll give me the boost I need to get into creating worlds. Have you tried the Loonyland Demo yet? It's fun.
03-22-2001, 10:00 PM
I have done it twice and have only managed to complete it to 89.5% both times. I have gone through the entire world and done the level I had missed (very sneaky keychain hiding place on Survivor Island!) but still not getting it up past the 89.5% mark. Any hints?
03-23-2001, 11:00 AM
Billy turned 7 on Sept 28th so he just got into 2nd grade. He was tested on his reading the first day he started school (3 weeks into the new school year and 2 days after we moved - he's very shy and homeschooling probably didn't help him with social skills) and they called me on Day 2 to tell me Billy's reading was sub-standard even for first grade! I was amazed that they had tested him on the first day and told them he was very shy and that I wanted him to be given another try after a couple of weeks. Wade and I had to go to a conference with the Principal too and had to convince them to let him stay in 2nd grade.
Anyway, by the second 6 week report card things had changed. He has consistently had 90+% on his weekly reading and spelling tests and his maths is very good. He has problems with his writing (he's messy!) but not a huge problem. I don't understand the need for cursive writing coming up in Third Grade. Billy is going to be very jealous of Ryan being a First grader and making Doc Loon worlds!
OK, I don't know what tree you are talking about. I have been through the secret door that appeared in some trees but I am sure that isn't the place you are talking about. I will have to go back. Not sure when I will get a chance as we really do need to do some major packing. We went to the walk through at the house today. It's so cool.
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