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ToughMan 9 years ago
  Thnx J. Trying hard to design levels just for you guys (especially nelson lately) to sweep them and having me sweating to reach your scores...hehe. As long as you guys are happy I will keep designing. For the newcomers allow me to say that I always value comments more than unjustified good or bad rating and I would really appreciate and welcome all kind of comments (especially bad ones).

In a few words please comment at least for a bad critic spare some time to write it down. It makes me better and therefore improves the game.

Thnx for the good pass J.
Jyxz 9 years ago
  props to toughman for outstanding levels (AGAIN) these past few days.
chris3000 9 years ago
  I think i worry too much about the level ratings. Maybe i should take a break from making levels.
Jyxz 9 years ago
  I am not the best level creator but if any new creators are wondering what makes a level good I want to share my thought process when creating a level.

For every tile set size increase past 10x10: -1 point
For every tile set size increase past recommended: -2
For every block used past 4: -1
For every bind block (so they move together): -4
For every vulnerability (something in your level which if the player doesnt pay attention to he won't be able to solve it): +2
For common tricks like needing a block to stop another block on a target: +1 point
For every rarely seen TRICK it takes to solve a level: +20
For a new trick never seen before in blockoban: +250

I am not sure if these will help or not but just some things to keep in mind when your creating, don't worry about point values but just think, ok if I add 10 blocks here am I adding enough to the level to justify it? Or I know I can make my levels hard by attaching all the blocks but am I adding enough tricks to justify their usage?
gameinsky 9 years ago
  Most pro and old BL members have a good password, Mrmellons hacks by guessing password.
But he told he stopped, I belive he really did because no users have been hacked after he stopped.
And about hacking, the same things could happen to admins too, so why only saying that bout trusted users ?
I's not a big deal if users mess up with their levelpacks or such, levels can simply be deleted or fixed.
The situation is much more dangerous with admins.
Garygoh884 9 years ago
  Let's see... if Mrmelons22 made a successful attempt to hack a user who was trusted, he would most likely edit his levels and change the title to somewhat disruptive, or, add info bubbles that says something bad. I forgot, he was banished from BonusLevel, or not. Let's see if we can avoid the new hacker from the future...

Elizea can only add trusted ones that were very poilite to BonusLevel. Some are unaccepted because in this game, someone tries to edit their levels so that it would have a chance for treating the level to be impossible, or to cheat the scores.
Shiro 9 years ago
  Garygoh, when I added the Trusted Members in Jump Gear, I added them because I was sure they would only make their levels better, and not worse.
Elizea 9 years ago
  Once lost, it will be very hard to reachieve. But there are no useful limitations to situations like that.
gameinsky 9 years ago
  I am sure all trusted members are trusted, that's why they ere created too.
Admins will never add people that will make their level worse, and who would want to do that into the first place ?
Garygoh884 9 years ago
  If a trusted member do something bad by editing his own levels, even when he change to something, disruptive, Elizea will remove it from the list, but will he limit him?
gameinsky 9 years ago
  However Trusted members is a little underpowered, it wasn't mean for that.
It was meant to make them accept their own levels thus giving admins less work.
Shiro 9 years ago
  Chris, you become a trusted member if your levels are good and when you edit them, you won't make them worse.
ToughMan 9 years ago
  Chris, two things. Firstly, such a member can only edit his own levels not other ppl ones and most importantly I believe he is considered as 'trusted' for that reason only. To act in good will and faith and not cause anarchy. As for your unfinished ones I am available to give some tips, if you want me to.
chris3000 9 years ago
  So let me get this straight, a trusted member can edit anyone's level including their's, right? If that's so then maybe someone can work with me on my un-finished levels. Maybe one day when you guys aren't on here i'll try to steal all the highscores.
SimonM 9 years ago
  yup, do you already have checked my pack: Simon's Pack
how you do that just like levels?
gameinsky 9 years ago
  They excellent machines who have a big brain who is on "highscore-solve" modus.
Elizea 9 years ago
  Yeah, BB designers are machines. One reason might be that it takes less time to do a good BB level than for example JG2 or RT level =].
SimonM 9 years ago
  WOW, the designers are machines or something.
They make so much levels.
Jyxz 9 years ago
  AK just start cruising thru the easy and kid official levels, you will learn tricks that you need to even start thinking about the harder levels.
AK 9 years ago
  I am one of the worst players in this game..... I need help...
gameinsky 9 years ago
  Oh, remember was an unintended pun.
I am not such a Tough Man as you, and is you capital "i" missing from your keyboard ™-guy ?
ToughMan 9 years ago
  As oppose to other members?

I know what what you mean GiS. Was never my intention. If you feel this has happened during my membership, all i can say is that sometimes I may be TOUGH (with my flaws and ups and downs) but I'm always a MAN (aplogizing when I'm wrong and forgiving when i'm right).
gameinsky 9 years ago
  Thoughman, and remember! We do not eat members of the family!
oldmtnguy 9 years ago
  Thank you Elizea for including me on your list of trusted members. This is a great community. I'm proud to be a part of it and hope that we can all continue to improve and excel.
ToughMan 9 years ago
  LOL J. That was a good one!!
Jyxz 9 years ago
  paulo if u make streets of colors ezier when no one is looking i wont tell anyone!

(this is a joke btw)
Garygoh884 9 years ago
  Thanks for making me a trusted member, Elizea.
pauloalex 9 years ago
  Trust gained in the nearly two years of BonusLevel. Thank you. I feel a highly respected member.
ToughMan 9 years ago
  I know El. I was just kidding around.

It can be very helpful if you want to improve some things in a particular level or even make more significant changes based on other's ppl comments, vote and views. Following this small step towards improvement it becomes more necessary for players to comment on games mainly pinpointing flaws.
Elizea 9 years ago
  Well it can be mostly used to fix some minor things in your levels :)

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jp 12 years ago
  sound on / off added (burfy's feedback).
16 official levels now. All levels are great. I must say I'm a big fan of Psychotronic's levels (thx Psycho). When a level is "only" accepted, it doesn't mean it will not be official one day, it's just I'm not sure for now.
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