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CamoDragoon 6 years ago
  Thanks OMG (and TM)! I have to admit the levels were very difficult for me to solve myself. :)

And sorry that I didn't post a score on them lol, typically I just test a level until I solve it and once I know it is possible I avoid trying to solve it again (as oftentimes it takes me another 15 minutes to resolve the level and I don't have a lot of free time).

Thanks for the support all, I'll continue to try and make levels of a similar caliber.

P.S. Hopefully the last one (Pink Portal) was the most difficult! I tried to make it so but White Portal also took me forever to solve ;)
oldmtnguy 6 years ago
  Thanks to CamoDragoon for his portal series. This is a great set of make you think levels.
Treazer 6 years ago
  I totally agree!
There should also be an award for Gis :)
ToughMan 6 years ago
  Special Thanks to OMR for his overall contribution. Like Harry Potter he uses his stick (and probably many hours from his time), updates the levels list and shares his achievement with the rest of the members. Amazing OMR. I am grateful and respectful.

P.S. There should be an OMR and OMG (and probably others too) award with the hours put into this community translated in Experience points.
Treazer 6 years ago
  Indeed, well done, omr! :)
oldmanrob 6 years ago
  thank you guys for your kind appreciation. :)
SuperMario 6 years ago
  they're pretty good :)
oldmtnguy 6 years ago
  Thanks to oldmanrob for a really cool Harry Potter series.
SuperMario 6 years ago
  (i think there will be a) levelflood incoming, yes another, again...
oldmanrob 6 years ago
  great job omg. you're (one of) the best we have.
oldmtnguy 6 years ago
  I have just updated eight levels that had duplicate names. What I have done is place a space and the number one behind the duplicate levels. This is just to let any of you designers know why the name was changed.
Maze 1 (BLockoban)
Pyramid 1 (BLockoban)
Two Boxes 1 (BLockoban)
Four Corners 1 (BLockoban)
Big Bang 1 (BLockoban)
Blue Cruise 1 (BLockoban)
Crossroads 1 (BLockoban)
S.O.S 1 (BLockoban)
SuperMario 6 years ago
  I still agree with toughman's advice, you don't have to get the exact category for a level, we also have wrongly categorized levels.
oldmanrob 6 years ago
  the difference between a hard medium level and a not that hard hard level isn't that big. so i think your chose is ok. there isn't any reason to change anything. don't bother about that and go on creating levels. thank you for the "levelflood". :)
AK 6 years ago
  Sorry to everyone for my inability to know categories for this game. Although I may be good at puzzles, it is very challenging for me to decide what the difficulties are for most levels.

Therefore, the difficulty of some of my levels may be a bit off. If you have ideas as to what a level category could be for one of my levels, post it in the comments, it'll probably be the best category.
SuperMario 6 years ago
  i smell levelflood. eh ak?
lmr 6 years ago
  Congrats AK. Good luck with your next challenge!
AK 6 years ago
  After 3 and a half years of battling this game, I have finally gotten in the top 50. This means I am now in the top 50 for every game! :DDD

Now, for the real challenge: Beat every official level...
Treazer 6 years ago
  Wow, that's pretty much, congrats thecat! :)
thecat 6 years ago
  yes 5000 level,s solved
SimonM 6 years ago
  I think it's possible to do OMR thing with code. But coding that would be a challenge though.
ToughMan 6 years ago
  Noted Simon. Thanks. I guess we should all be counting on OMR to keep updating the list. Out of curiosity again, isn't it possible to upload that list (that is to become an official BB feature or even a BL one) whereby only admins of let's say 'LvL 3' could edit them, one of them being OMR or whoever is chosen?
That way we will overcome the QuickSearch issue because we would all go to the list and search for whatever we want (name, category, etc) and find ALL the results instead of just 5 or 10, and b) we would see all the relevant info of each level. If, with the help of a software you can automatically link the highscore of each, then I think this could solve all my questions otherwise we can the highscore comparison aside (which is not so important).
SimonM 6 years ago
  @ToughMan 1) This only works for levels you can edit, in your case this is the levels you made, for admin lvl 1 it's all the level except officials. And for admin lvl 2 it's all the levels.
2) I probably said that because I didn't knew it properly, now I know for sure, it's only accessable by jp.
ToughMan 6 years ago
  I am honoured OMR because, seriously, your work is priceless. I tried once to make a Global Tournament Pack (when the levels were like 2-3000) and I stopped. I can't really imagine how much time and what sort of effort you have put into it to make this happen and be useful. Thumbs up and a Gents Bow for you!!

@Simon. 1) Although I am in the admin list as a Trusted Member I don't believe I have the ability to see the category on the 'more' list. Anyway, my remarks were just food for thought, probably just towards JP, in order to improve the game's quality and service to members. As the number of levels increases significantly it would be worth taking some action now instead of later, mainly to avoid the big fuss. 2) If I am not mistaken Simon (probably am but for the sake of the conversation lets assume I aint)you were the one telling me - some time ago - at PuzzleIt that it would be quite difficult (almost impossible) to code this (apart from the 'time consuming' factor of course).
oldmanrob 6 years ago
  btw. im adding the designers on my excel list. it will take some time to finish this. there is so many other stuff to do. solving all the new levels and some less important real life stuff too. anyway when im finished i will inform you and ask if you like to have the update.
Treazer 6 years ago
  I think you can also do it as a lvl 1 admin, because lvl 1 admins can also edit levels, so they also should be able to make a quick edit in the more tab (change title/category).
SimonM 6 years ago
  It's not hard to code such things, the problem is that Jp needs to find time to do it. Unfortunately other people can't do it, because they don't have the source code of the site. And for your 2 questions I'm afraid you can't. If you're admin lvl 2 you can check the category in the more page of the level though.
Treazer 6 years ago
  You should also put this into the topic for suggestions for the site :)
ToughMan 6 years ago
  Thanks TIMU and OMR for answering and special thanks to OMR for preparing that list. I already have it and its extremely helpful but this is a mitigation to the problem. It doesn't really solve it, i mean within the community. It requires OMR or anyone else to keep updating the list (including any recent changes to older levels) and keep distributing to everyone which as you understand is, the least, painful and time consuming whereas an addition of the category to any level's info would just be sufficient. As for the 10 levels at the homepage search it really is better than 5 but again we may reach a point (if not yet there) when thousands of levels are created and 10 won't be enough.

Coming back to each level's info, I am just posting an older thought - extensively debated within the community (I believe with Elizea, Simon, OMG, Jyxz and others) - where the key info that should appear (when the mouse is on the level's little square)in every level would be the following:
1) Status of Level (Accepted, to be edited, rejected, etc)
2) Designer
3) Category
4) Rating
5) Current Highscore
6) Your Score (to compare each time with the current HS
7) and a new item called 'Not Yet Rated by You' which will help a lot of designers getting their levels rated
I remember it was extremely difficult to code all this information but is there any progress (probably a new software or something).

oldmanrob 6 years ago
  1) you can ask for my excel list. it was lot of work so im pleased if many people can take profit of it.
ThisIsMyUsername 6 years ago
  1) It seems like that it's not possible to find category in a easier way, but look at the color of the C icon can help you identify its category.
Green: hard
Red: medium
Black: easy
Blue: kids
BTW, oldmanrob made a category list, you can get it by sending your e-mail to oldmanrob's inbox :)

2) The homepage's search can find 10 levels, but its result is by the game's publish date, form old to new, so it means it's easier to find more bb 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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