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by rhaining
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: map discussion: Snowflake12 (set 2, page 3, map 12)
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

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: 1095

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: 1768

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: 1095

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: 1023

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: 9
Views: 1934

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: 1096

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: 1930

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: 1930

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: 700

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: 14692

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: 739

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: 719

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 ...
by rhaining
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: how the AI works and how to win on the hardest setting
Replies: 4
Views: 1768

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

This was supposed to be a quick one-pager, documenting the tips and tricks I know now at what may be the peak of my Slay play. It ended up being 7 pages. I hope someone else finds this useful! Comments, questions, feedback, suggestions all welcome! https://1drv.ms/b/s!ApAatWNAqJ5vh4QCiMkrXI9ahgL_Jg
by rhaining
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: How to buy networking version?
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Re: How to buy networking version?

I can't answer any of your questions, just wanted to say hi. I've played Slay for years but am starting to play more seriously now, trying to go through and solve all the maps (~1500). I play on the iPad. It's single-player, and is very well-suited to the iPad. It's one of my favorite games on the p...