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by rhaining
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Pele (set 2, page 5, map 20)
Replies: 2
Views: 2344

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: 1854

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...
by rhaining
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Snowflake12 (set 2, page 3, map 12)
Replies: 2
Views: 2414

Re: map discussion: Snowflake12 (set 2, page 3, map 12)

Yea, me too, I also loved the Snowflakes set. It inspired me to try to make cool, zen arrangements of castles on the maps. :^)
by rhaining
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Snowflake23 (set 2, page 3, map 23)
Replies: 2
Views: 2636

Re: map discussion: Snowflake23 (set 2, page 3, map 23)

I'm not aware of any quick way to do it, but I'd also like a feature like that. A miniature feature wish-list: * Game keeps track of both earliest surrender turn + earliest victory turn if available + lets you see both, so you can compare with others * Game lets you continue from surrender turn to s...
by rhaining
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: how the AI works and how to win on the hardest setting
Replies: 4
Views: 3268

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

https://postimg.org/image/nbfnl3bdl/4a2fe9a2/ A few quick updates. I know the doc isn't 100% correct -- it's a lot of guesswork. I'm not super inspired to update it yet, but I might become inspired if I (or others on the forum) have any brilliant new insights into how the AI works. If and when that ...
by rhaining
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Snowflake23 (set 2, page 3, map 23)
Replies: 2
Views: 2636

map discussion: Snowflake23 (set 2, page 3, map 23)

Here is a solution to Snowflake23 (set 2, page 3, map 23): https://postimg.org/gallery/y89v2r9m/ This solution seems reasonably fast. Anyone have a solution that’s much faster? Surrender offered on turn 20. Full victory on turn 26. Left a pleasing pattern of troops protecting my town hall at the end.
by rhaining
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Snowflake12 (set 2, page 3, map 12)
Replies: 2
Views: 2414

map discussion: Snowflake12 (set 2, page 3, map 12)

I failed Snowflake12 (set 2, page 3, map 12) many times but finally found a solution. Screenshots: https://postimg.org/gallery/k3la0by8/ I suspect there is a much better solution out there, as I suffered multiple setbacks and ended up relying on a massive gift from another AI player. I was doing OK ...
by rhaining
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: the hardest maps in set 2 (bonus pack #1)
Replies: 11
Views: 4623

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

In case this is of interest. I've re-tried almost all of the above, and was able to solve several. Here are the ones I'm still struggling with. Tips and solutions are most definitely welcome! Page 3: Snowflake12, Snowflake23 Page 4: Beyonce Page 5: Pele Page 7: Mary Poppins, Spiderman Page 9: Scorpi...
by rhaining
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Caup (set 1, page 3, map 16)
Replies: 2
Views: 2514

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

Caup (set 1, page 3, map 16) gave me a little trouble so I saved screenshots of one solution:
https://postimg.org/gallery/1ggt1l13e/
by rhaining
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: tree growth formula
Replies: 8
Views: 3583

Re: tree growth formula

Tested my last open question. Fir trees take priority over palm trees. Screenshots:
https://postimg.org/gallery/1tq728l9e/
by rhaining
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: tree growth formula
Replies: 8
Views: 3583

Re: tree growth formula

Confirmed: an empty hex adjacent to one old fir tree and one old palm tree and zero water hexes will not spawn a tree. I assume the exact age of the trees has no bearing, only whether or not they are old enough to spawn. I assume graveyards do not affect spawning in any way but only become trees aft...
by rhaining
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Elvis (set 2, page 4, map 19)
Replies: 0
Views: 1983

map discussion: Elvis (set 2, page 4, map 19)

This post has spoilers for one way to beat this map. As usual, it’s probably not the fastest solution. Screenshots: https://postimg.org/gallery/39yal8j1w/ In an earlier attempt at this map, I lost my N base almost right away, but this somehow lead other players to keep yellow in check a bit better, ...
by rhaining
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: Help with Regy, Please
Replies: 15
Views: 17968

Re: Help with Regy, Please

I found a solution to Regy, 29 turns for full victory. I was just messing around and expected to lose so I didn't take screenshots. I didn't end up taking the western light green hex that Fusion_power recommended. Instead, I took the light green hex at the far north of that same territory. I assume ...
by rhaining
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Clamshell (set 2, page 10, map 20)
Replies: 0
Views: 2054

map discussion: Clamshell (set 2, page 10, map 20)

This post contains spoilers for map Clamshell (set 2, page 10, map 20). Not sure why this map gave me so much trouble earlier. I failed it many times before moving on. But now when I came back to it, it was pretty straightforward. Since I saved screenshots, I’ll go ahead and post them. http://postim...
by rhaining
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Monster 11 (set 3, page 15, map 11)
Replies: 0
Views: 2001

map discussion: Monster 11 (set 3, page 15, map 11)

This post contains spoilers for one way to beat Monster 11 (set 2, page 15, map 11). Screenshots: http://postimg.org/gallery/31wji4op6/ I consider this map chaotic in the mathematical sense: tiny differences in initial conditions can result in wildly different outcomes. I suppose that could be said ...