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Old 05-11-2011, 09:57 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by TheGamingFilly View Post
I too am having an issue with this. Your guide is suited for people following it from the very beginning, which is fine, but those of us who started the game before you made this guide are prone to getting totally lost. I have a splitting headache from the confusion this has caused me. I have all of the marks but one. I looked through your maps and none stuck out to me as "oh, the last one is there," so for the past several hours I've been going through the areas, one by one, checking to see if I have all the ones in that area. Other than the teleports it's extremely confusing how to get from one area to the next. I'll end up spending 5-10 minutes getting to the other end of the map to see where X level transition takes me through complete trial and error, and it ends up being the wrong one, and by the time I've gotten there I've completely forgotten where I was trying to go or which levels I haven't tested, etc.

Leading to me going to the same areas over and over and over again without ever finding that last mark. I tried reading your guide but it still isn't clear where the transitions to each area are, perhaps because it's far more linear when you're going through the game as opposed to when you're almost through with the game and have opened everything up. Therefore someone who's going through the game as they read the guide doesn't need those explanations... but those of us who are almost done do. :\ I finally had to put the controller down because I'm so confused and mentally exhausted from trying to do this.
Alright, first, a question: are you using your in game map to see how many marks are in the level you're on? My maps aren't a replacement for that in-game feature. It just helps you find maps where you don't have all of the marks. It's how I found the marks without a guide. I understand the frustration, but if you're searching high and low on a map that has a big "2/2" in the lower left corner, I can't really help prevent that. When I made the guide, that's all I used. While I know it's a pain in the ass for a game this short, marking off areas you've been works best.

This isn't a free-roam game, so the directions are easier to interpret on a "first able to obtain" basis, since writing directions is not only inefficient, but the people having trouble with the written part of the guide probably won't gain too much from me adding a wall of text to each mark on "how to obtain it from the hub". I have a character limit that I've just met in the first two posts, anyway, so I really can't add a paragraph extra to each mark. The only way to fix this in a way that I can fit in to 3 posts (not really; I know people will still get lost after I do this again) is to redo the maps.

As I'm not home right now, you'll have to wait. The large TV that made taking photos of the maps possible isn't here, and I have a feeling that putting text near an empty area on the current maps that says "entrance to:" is just going to confuse people more by the sound of it. When redone, will only show all zones on each map, so keep that in mind. I honestly don't think that'll solve the problems here, but I'll humor the situation and redo all that work again.

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