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by rhaining
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: the hardest maps in set 2 (bonus pack #1)
Replies: 9
Views: 2983

Re: the hardest maps in set 2 (bonus pack #1)

I use both an iPhone and an iPad, which is sometimes painful when it comes to retaining game progress. Or rather, I wish I could play any game on any iOS device and always have my latest progress, even when those devices were offline. In short, I wish app data worked like OneDrive or Google Drive --...
by rhaining
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Caup (set 1, page 3, map 16)
Replies: 2
Views: 1781

Re: map discussion: Caup (set 1, page 3, map 16)

Here's a long answer to a short question. I read elsewhere on this forum (http://www.windowsgames.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4739&sid=f6622f164a759fb152a8f17ddffe730f#p17652) that the game author apparently updated the game to sort maps based on how long it took an experienced player to solve e...
by rhaining
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: the hardest maps in set 2 (bonus pack #1)
Replies: 9
Views: 2983

Re: the hardest maps in set 2 (bonus pack #1)

Not sure what you mean about not being able to transfer progress to a new iPad. I play solely on iPad and I upgrade my iPad every 1-2 years. I back up my iPad to a Mac then when I get the new iPad, I restore from backup onto the new iPad, and all my progress in all my games is there on the new iPad....
by rhaining
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: the hardest maps in set 2 (bonus pack #1)
Replies: 9
Views: 2983

Re: the hardest maps in set 2 (bonus pack #1)

Do you have any easy ones left in any of the 3 sets, or is it down to just the toughies in set 2? I'd hate to see you give up -- I might need your help! :)
by rhaining
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: iPad completed all levels in bonus pack but sauron
Replies: 8
Views: 10452

Re: iPad completed all levels in bonus pack but sauron

This doesn't help yet but I am still actively playing Slay, averaging maybe 2 maps per day. I hope to contribute solutions to more of the tough ones in the coming month or so.
by rhaining
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: the hardest maps in set 2 (bonus pack #1)
Replies: 9
Views: 2983

Re: the hardest maps in set 2 (bonus pack #1)

In set 2, I'm down to: Page 7: Mary Poppins Page 9: Scorpion Page 11: Grid Page 12: Razors, Sauron Page 13: Turtle, Windows Page 17: Guillotine I have less Slay cycles than I did a few months ago, but I'm still chipping away at them. But all of the above are still giving me problems. Mary Poppins & ...
by rhaining
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: String (set 2, page 13)
Replies: 4
Views: 2465

Re: map discussion: String (set 2, page 13)

Oh good! One less task on my plate. :^) And congrats!
by rhaining
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: String (set 2, page 13)
Replies: 4
Views: 2465

Re: map discussion: String (set 2, page 13)

Given how much detail I wrote before, I might be able to recreate this and take screenshots. Not sure when I can carve out time for it, but I plan to find time and give it a try.
by rhaining
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: interesting experience with Genie map
Replies: 3
Views: 1905

Re: interesting experience with Genie map

Congrats!

I wish I had screenshots of my playthrough, but it was so painfully difficult that I don't plan to go back and try to re-win any time soon. I still have ~300 maps to solve, most of which should be easy but ~10 of which are giving me real problems.
by rhaining
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: how the AI works and how to win on the hardest setting
Replies: 4
Views: 2404

Re: how the AI works and how to win on the hardest setting

Three new clues/thoughts about AI behavior: #1: Maybe the AI doesn’t have any fancy tie-break method, maybe it simply chooses the hex that is first in standard reading order when all else is equal. See these pics: https://postimg.org/gallery/czbccrx0/ . When placing a new town hall, the AI clearly f...
by rhaining
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Scooter (set 2, page 18, map 11)
Replies: 0
Views: 1399

map discussion: Scooter (set 2, page 18, map 11)

Here’s a solution to Scooter (set 2, page 18, map 11): https://postimg.org/gallery/3f80lwhn8/ I was able to keep my east base alive for a very long time, balancing 3 different, larger AI players against one another, but I eventually did lose it. I suspect there’s a faster/better solution that involv...
by rhaining
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Spiderman (set 2, page 7, map 19)
Replies: 0
Views: 1108

map discussion: Spiderman (set 2, page 7, map 19)

Spiderman (set 2, page 7, map 19) gave me a fair amount of trouble. I had planned to take screenshots and post them, but it's a PITA to take screenshots for every trial run and I ended up winning on one of my trial runs. Here's what I can remember about it in case this helps others. You start with 5...
by rhaining
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: how the AI works and how to win on the hardest setting
Replies: 4
Views: 2404

Re: how the AI works and how to win on the hardest setting

The mystery of AI defensive troop placement on the hardest mode gets curiouser and curiouser. See this image: https://s27.postimg.org/8jlykyr43/IMG_0791.png He is adding protection to his one border hex, but is that coincidence? He is adding 2 levels of protection (from L0 -> L2) on 5 hexes, includi...
by rhaining
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Pele (set 2, page 5, map 20)
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

map discussion: Pele (set 2, page 5, map 20)

Here’s a solution to Pele (set 2, page 5, map 20) on the hardest setting. Screenshots immediately before ending each turns: https://postimg.org/gallery/38xjsvyu6/ I did not enjoy this map at all. I could not find a way to beat it with superior strategy. Instead, I basically brute forced it. I tried ...
by rhaining
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Beyonce (set 2, page 4, map 5)
Replies: 0
Views: 1167

map discussion: Beyonce (set 2, page 4, map 5)

I finally found a solution to Beyonce (set 2, page 4, map 5) on the hardest setting. (I always play on the hardest setting, and all my posted solutions are playing on the hardest settings, in case that wasn’t obvious.) Screenshots immediately before ending each of my turns: https://postimg.org/galle...