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 Post subject: "Guides contest": Get some guides up!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:38 am 
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>> Guides contest <<

This page is still lacking gameplay knowledge data. Most things that are discussed here are new ideas and bugs/balance issues. That is good for ME, it helps me keeping the game bug free and balanced, but not for YOU, i.e. new users that enter the page to seek gameplay and tactics information.

So I want to encourage everybody to try to write more user guides.
All of them which have a decent quality will be linked into the user guides thread, which will be ported to the documentation section when it contains enough guides.

At least one guide for each race would be nice, paired with some general strategy guides. Some other guide ideas:
-A "newbie guide" that tells the basic DOs and DONTs.
-When to buy which item?
-Explaining some gamemodes in more detail, and how they can make the game be more fun
-...

I would write these guides myself but to be honest, I suck at playing CF, I just have no time for playing it myself...
To encourage you:
All people that write a high quality guide will receive a special "reputation icon" in their profile (can be seen below their avatar).

Help us to make this page a knowledge database for users, not only for me!


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 Post subject: Re: "Guides contest": Get some guides up!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:05 am 
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Cool.


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 Post subject: Re: "Guides contest": Get some guides up!
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reputation icons also apply to video guides?

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 Post subject: Re: "Guides contest": Get some guides up!
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FlorWarrior wrote:
reputation icons also apply to video guides?


Maybe as an addition to a guide (a video at the bottom of a guide to show how to do the stuff in it is never a wrong idea), but not alone.


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 Post subject: Re: "Guides contest": Get some guides up!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:32 pm 
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wo0t i need to write a better guide now :D

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 Post subject: Re: "Guides contest": Get some guides up!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:20 pm 
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errr? how about the finished guide in the past? XD

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 Post subject: Re: "Guides contest": Get some guides up!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:17 am 
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kiraice wrote:
errr? how about the finished guide in the past? XD

I will reconsider them. If they are enough for that reputation, also they will suffice. However it is mainly meant to add new guides.


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 Post subject: Re: "Guides contest": Get some guides up!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:08 am 
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"Guides contest" is really a bit of a misnomer. This implies that there's a competition, but the "prize" is really just for participation.


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 Post subject: Re: "Guides contest": Get some guides up!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:13 am 
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lol wut? instead of getting a rep icon i lost my avatar lol :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: "Guides contest": Get some guides up!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:57 am 
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EMPerror wrote:
lol wut? instead of getting a rep icon i lost my avatar lol :mrgreen:

It wasn't me! :)

Okay ontopic again.
@monk: Well okay, the word contest is maybe a bit exaggerated, however, you can "win" something, so sorta contest.


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 Post subject: Re: "Guides contest": Get some guides up!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:16 pm 
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Hm, this topic seems to be forgotten. :)

I'll post one short YouTD guide. I've never seen anyone writing about that strategy and you can beat the game with it.

I beat the map with Astra/Ice and then Darkness at the late levels.

I spread my experience among 3 towers, which were in this case Ruined Sun Pedestal, Icy stone and Ice Mine. Soon after I built 3 Basic Knowledge towers and I upgrade them, sometimes all, sometimes not, depends on the amount of hobbits I get. 1-2 hobbits is enough for me to beat the game since I like to save gold and get interest, but I play Absolute Beginner mostly.
So I have 5-6 towers at least with very high level(20-25), 1 of them becomes Time Vault, I don't put any items on it, another becomes Frost Wyrm, this is the main damage tower of this strategy, since it is vulnerable to masses of creeps and later I get high level Soul Vault at a very good position. My other 3 highlevel towers are Icy Core, Ice Mine(My main spell damage tower, not that great spell dmg tower, but it's good in this strat since it owns masses), Chilled Spires and Burried Soul - so I guess I had 7 high level towers, Spires were only lvl 15 tho'. Damn those Elder Libraries gather lots of exp. :)
My primary focus throughout the game is Ice, so I managed to get 4 Icy Spires with lvl 25 Time Vault's aura(ouch) and that's very imba against bosses/champions and even normal units. Buffed Frost Wyrm takes care of the masses. I also make 3 Batteries to use my mana potions on(Ice, Dark and Magic Battery), I use my spell damage pots on ice mine, all others on the Frost Wyrm.
After I got all of the 3 Unique towers(around lvl 100-105) I didn't leak anymore. I had 1 hobbit(or 2, not sure) and almost no potions or low level ones, but I got the towers I want, so it was ok.
High level Icy Core simply owns with its slow aura.
Note: I go for Astral lvl 11(for Elder Library), Ice lvl 12-13 and then start to upgrade Darkness as soon as possible.

That's a screenshot I made, a bit bad, but it still shows all of the important towers. :)
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I've similarly reached lvl 117 with astral/darkness and then ice with the exception that I didn't get any Icy Core or Icy Spires and that was very unlucky. My main damage tower was Death Monument supported by magic vault's aura. I had A LOT of attack speed on it and it was instantly killing a lot. :). And burried soul boosted with all of the spell damage potions. The flaw was that I couldn't stop immune levels very well, had 4 Time Vaults, which I don't think it's a good idea, but I had nothing else to do and 3 Soul Vaults. Died with 50k gold. :) Also had few batteries and haunted mills.
I go for Astra 11, Darkness 12 and then Ice asap.


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 Post subject: Re: "Guides contest": Get some guides up!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:45 pm 
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Is the contest for youTD too?
Because i've created a nice newbie guide, i think :D


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I finally kept my promise and gave everbody with a valuable guide an icon below his avatar. If someone is missing, please contact me :). You can still submit guides to get your icons (but as you know, I don't have time to assign these trophies often, so it can take time until you receive it).


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