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[ADV/PUZ/PARK] The Labyrinth of Irritation (V1.3)


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#1

Shredster7
  • Location: Michigan
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:57 AM

Posted Image Please ignore the misspelled "Labrynth"...


A NOTE TO ANYONE PLAYING THIS MAP ON A SERVER:

Go into the Server.properties file and set SPAWN_MONSTERS to FALSE.


Welcome to the Labyrinth of Irritation, a combination of Adventure, Puzzle, and Maze into one illogical mess of a fortress. Why is this labyrinth here? Why are YOU here? More importantly: Who cares? This map has no backstory; only a bad habit of being a bit irritating.


THE GOAL: Break down the Obsidian Gate! Inside the Labyrinth's Foyer lies a path blocked off by Obsidian. Your mission is to find the ingredients to make a Diamond Pick and get through to the other side of the door. The madness doesn't end there... but that's for later. Throughout this massive maze lies multiple switches and gates marked as "Iron", "Gold", "Lapis", or "Floodgate". Flick the switch and find the corresponding gate, then complete the Parkour Puzzle to achieve your Diamond! But it's never that simple, now is it? There's more than switches to this bizarre labyrinth. For example, how does one get by a massive flooded tunnel without drowning?


THE RULES:

  • No placing or destroying blocks EXCEPT for Vines and the Obsidian Gate (once you have the Diamond Pick!).
  • No cheat-mods, I.E. Smart Moving or Single Player Commands!
  • Play on Peaceful. Creepers can destroy vital Redstone wires!
  • Turn up your volume, so you can tell when certain things are happening! (Optional!)
  • Have fun, and take frequent breaks!
THE MAP! Download V1.3 from MediaFire

PICTURES:
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FEATURED PLAY-THROUGH!
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#2

jokeypokey
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:01 AM

wow, looks great... downloading soon

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#3

Shredster7
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:28 AM

View Postjokeypokey, on 12 February 2012 - 02:01 AM, said:

wow, looks great... downloading soon
Thanks, mate :)
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#4

Azerk
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:47 AM

The ending appears to be broken...
The movies make apocalypse seem so... fun.

#5

milloy112
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:19 AM

Brilliant game :) Found 2 of the diamonds before dying :( oh well

#6

Shredster7
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:25 AM

@Azerk
What do you mean?

@millroy112
What killed you?
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#7

Azerk
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:42 AM

Having pulled the lever and turned around, nothing happened, that I could see.
The movies make apocalypse seem so... fun.

#8

Shredster7
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:12 AM

View PostAzerk, on 12 February 2012 - 03:42 AM, said:

Having pulled the lever and turned around, nothing happened, that I could see.

Should be fixed now. Sorry about that...
(Amazing how this map irritates even its creator)
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#9

Kays
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:17 PM

James & I did a play through:




It's a super fun map and we enjoyed it greatly! Really well done and thought out!

#10

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:09 PM

Tried your map out and thought it was great! It was constructed very well and I appreciate your hard work put into it! Some things I would do though is make some thing a little more apparent, I had a hard time finding out exactly what I needed to do in some situations... BUT! If that is what you were aiming for then you did a very nice job with it. The main thing I was confused with is the switches to get into the diamond room with the sticks inside the chests, I wasn't sure if I was supposed to get levers to place in the holes or what?! Haha! I figured it out in the end but it might be smarter to make it a little less confusing! Anyway, loved the map, especially the end realm part <3!!!  Cool map and good work!

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#11

Shredster7
  • Location: Michigan
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:26 AM

@iNNc
Thank you for the kind words, friend! I've taken your advice into account and plan to use it in the next (and hopefully last!) update.

@Kays
Awesome, Thanks! It was fun watching someone who had no idea what the map would throw at them.
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#12

Draco3232

Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:53 AM

Looks great, gonna play it and get back to you on how I did. Wish me good luck...... please.....


*update* meant to do this yesterday but here it is........IT WAS GREAT!!! I will recommend this to some of my friends and such. flew around and looked at the redstone and after all I've got to say is awesome. Thank you and please continue with your good work and i will continue to play and tell friends. Thank you.

#13

BlueClaymore

Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:25 AM

I played through it and the first time I did I got stuck at this area. Posted Image

Also it put me in the correct area the second playthrough

#14

tstorm823

Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:55 AM

I'm at two diamonds so far, I disagree with the name, this map is quite fun.

But I paused for a moment to let you know that the feather boot section has the last checkpoint flipped already.

Edit: I finished the map now, I really quite enjoyed it. I should also mention that its possible to climb the vines right out of the map at spawn...

At any rate, I'm starting up a map rating thread. Would you mind if I wrote you in as the first one?

#15

Shredster7
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:48 PM

View Posttstorm823, on 15 February 2012 - 06:55 AM, said:

At any rate, I'm starting up a map rating thread. Would you mind if I wrote you in as the first one?

I would be honored. :D
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#16

LiekMudkipz
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:50 PM

Starting a series on it
STILL TRYING TO FIND THE STICKS T_T


#17

tstorm823

Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

Map Review: The Labyrinth of Irritation
by Shredster7
Thread- http://www.minecraft.../topic/1018953-

If you ask me, the Labyrinth of Irritation is a misnomer. As far as maps go, this one had less in it that irritated me than most of the maps I have played. The map has aspects of parkour and adventure, but its essence is that of a puzzle map. It is a series of loosely collected rooms and challenges that the player needs to weave their way through to eventually craft a diamond pickaxe and break through the obsidian wall in the grand lobby. It is played on peaceful difficulty with no mods.

- Function:

Pretty much everything in this map works flawlessly. It took a little over an hour for me to finish, and in that time I found only 2 bugs. Beyond that, all the content was well designed. The player needs to unlock areas as they go, but the methods to keep you out are mostly unique from each other and are paced extremely well. The pathways knot together nicely so that you are constantly close to the entrance without being able to easily keep track of where you are. The map rarely (only at the very end) punishes you drastically for failure, and the puzzles are just cryptic enough to make you think about what you're doing the entire time. And the mapmaker didn't miss an oppurtunity to incorporate more content; even finding the crafting table once you have your diamonds is its own little challenge.

9/10

- Form:

The visuals are ecclectic to say the least. A room 2 blocks away could have an entirely different decoration theme for no particular reason. Even then, the bulk of the map seems directed towards working nicely than looking pretty, so there are some ugly parts. BUT, I cannot recall a single instance where a stopped and noticed the seam between one theme and the next. It all transitioned smoothly enough to not be distracting from the gameplay. And there are some very nice rooms, like the main lobby, and some very entertaining rooms, like the room end of the map.

7/10

- Flavor:

The map is essentially a puzzle map, so it doesn't do much as far as plot. The goal of the map is stated at the beginning (collect the diamonds to craft a pickaxe and break through the obsidian door), and it carries that through until you get your diamond pickaxe. You understand your goal and the steps towards finishing are paced well enough that you keep that goal in mind the whole time. There are signs from the mapmaker sporadically, but they don't really add or take away from the consistent feel of the map, and that's a good thing. My big issue with the map is that once you have gotten through the door, the map continues without any real purpose. Up to that point it was "get the sticks and diamonds and break through the door." After that, the only answer to why I was still playing was "to get to the other side" and that makes me feel like either a chicken or the butt of a bad joke. The content after that was still good, but it felt purposeless. Even a sign saying "There are great treasures beyond here" could have helped that, if only a little.

7/10


- Uniqueness:

The map doesn't do a whole lot new. It is very much in the style of many classic custom maps. It does, however, have a very individual method of advancement and it keeps you involved in the map without any of the suspense brought on by difficulties above peaceful. And for what it is worth, has the best usage of armor enchantments that I've seen so far. For these, I give it  :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond:  

Overall Score: 23/30 and  :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond:  

Would I recommend it?
- To someone looking for a good puzzle map to play, absolutely.

#18

Shredster7
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:13 PM

@LiekMudkipz
I like your style; You talk almost exactly like I do. Awesome playthrough, bro.

@tstorm823
Holy Macaroni, that is one heck of a review. Thank you for the in-depth explanations, now I have an idea of what to do for the inevitable sequel-type thing.
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#19

jaicurry
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

cool map! loved the way you used the end and the tnt to open paths. really hated the last jump got me killed 2... really good job. i could only find one bug at the part where you get the falling boots the final checkpoint is on so you could just climb up there. all considered. it is a very cool map 8/10
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#20

tstorm823

Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

View PostShredster7, on 16 February 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:


@tstorm823
Holy Macaroni, that is one heck of a review. Thank you for the in-depth explanations, now I have an idea of what to do for the inevitable sequel-type thing.

That's the idea. Make other people make better maps for me to play! trollface.png