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by Marksdad
20 Jun 2018 13:59
Forum: Review Forum
Topic: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?
Replies: 53
Views: 1061

Re: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?

To me the like/dislike feature is sort of useless. I don't even look.
Well,VonCory's comparatively easy manipulation of it would seem to back that up
by Marksdad
20 Jun 2018 13:57
Forum: Review Forum
Topic: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?
Replies: 53
Views: 1061

Re: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?

:blush: Put me in a corner,there! Ok,here's the story behind that.. my Son (the builder VonCory) did a school project some years ago (he's a science post-grad now) where he was tasked with creating an algorithm. He developed one for automatically increasing the hit rates on Internet sites. He was a ...
by Marksdad
18 Jun 2018 22:59
Forum: Review Forum
Topic: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?
Replies: 53
Views: 1061

Re: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?

A very interesting and valid point,Tolle. I agree with your points;but the problem with implementing an updated system is that you'll end up with (to all intents and purposes) two level indexes within the same one. i.e.the old reviews;and the post-revision reviews. I think we're just going to have t...
by Marksdad
18 Jun 2018 11:57
Forum: Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday The Tiger!
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Happy Birthday The Tiger!

Many happy returns!

Any news on Crystal Clarity?
by Marksdad
18 Jun 2018 11:55
Forum: Review Forum
Topic: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?
Replies: 53
Views: 1061

Re: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?

For a website that's been going strong for the past 18 years,and still maintains a solid amount of levels released per month (as well as having the most comprehensive TR Custom Level Listing on the web) I don't feel anyone need worry about it meeting its downfall any time soon simply because one dis...
by Marksdad
17 Jun 2018 20:49
Forum: Review Forum
Topic: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?
Replies: 53
Views: 1061

Re: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?

@Tolle87, I'm not sure I follow your logic. The custom levels themselves are built specifically by,and for, the TR Custom Level community - not the wider gaming world. Although once (fifteen,or more,years ago) I was a keen gamer of all types of genres,I no longer have the time nor patience to bother...
by Marksdad
17 Jun 2018 15:37
Forum: Review Forum
Topic: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?
Replies: 53
Views: 1061

Re: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?

In addition,there is also the herculean administrative issue of having to implement this brand new reviewing system. If the 'like/dislike' system were ever implemented (a purely academic theory; because it never will) then all the old score system would need to be deleted;the 'like/dislike' system s...
by Marksdad
14 Jun 2018 13:47
Forum: Review Forum
Topic: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?
Replies: 53
Views: 1061

Re: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?

@ceamonks, I've just had a look at your reviewing stats. For a total of almost 700 reviews,an average rating of 3.66 is some quite considerable distance below the average ratings of the other reviewers in the Triple Platinum category (which are all in the upper 6's or low 7's) I looked up my own ave...
by Marksdad
14 Jun 2018 10:38
Forum: Review Forum
Topic: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?
Replies: 53
Views: 1061

Re: Should the scoring system of level reviews be abolished on here?

Yes,this is a subject which is raised every couple of years or so. I think it basically comes down to the fact that we have a tried and tested system that,while perhaps not perfect,is something that most people here are very comfortable with. The 'fun factor' element is essentially reflected in the ...
by Marksdad
13 Jun 2018 20:16
Forum: Stuck In A Custom Level
Topic: Osvaldo - The Electric Crystal
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Osvaldo - The Electric Crystal

Thanks for that.
Gosh,that saved me a huge and fruitless backtrack! :2thumbsup:

I didn't get a stats screen at the end;did you?
I just had a black screen and a piece of standard TR4 music.
by Marksdad
13 Jun 2018 17:45
Forum: Stuck In A Custom Level
Topic: Osvaldo - The Electric Crystal
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Osvaldo - The Electric Crystal

Thanks for that,Vimmers.

Got quite a lot further,and have just acquired two music scrolls.
Any hints as to where they're supposed to be placed? (I don't recall seeing anything;but the area is so vast it's pretty easy to miss and/or forget)
by Marksdad
13 Jun 2018 00:24
Forum: Stuck In A Custom Level
Topic: Osvaldo - The Electric Crystal
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Osvaldo - The Electric Crystal

Is anyone else playing this behemoth? I'm in level two;I've lit all the sconces;shot all the vases in a small room (well..blew them up with the grenade gun,actually);raised a ramp allowing Lara to leap across a huge dark chasm...but she needs a star to place in puzzle receptacle.I have absolutely no...
by Marksdad
12 Jun 2018 15:49
Forum: Chat
Topic: Happy birthday EssGee!
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Happy birthday EssGee!

Many Happy returns!! :2thumbsup:
by Marksdad
01 Jun 2018 18:36
Forum: Stuck In A Custom Level
Topic: Noe - Accessing
Replies: 26
Views: 510

Re: Noe - Accessing

Thanks for that. Sneaky! OK,I'm afraid this is going to be a 'hold my hand' level: the Demi-god in the next room keeps dropping a key on the electrified floor. How do I switch off the power? I saw a trapdoor opening after I pulled one of the levers in the upper level of the Demi-god room. It looked ...
by Marksdad
01 Jun 2018 17:52
Forum: Stuck In A Custom Level
Topic: Noe - Accessing
Replies: 26
Views: 510

Re: Noe - Accessing

Thanks for that,Sylwia. :D Ok,I've now reached that room with the electrified half of the eye piece. There's a hang lever way up on a beam,but it seems impossible to reach. Can now access the large outside area;but I appear to have done everything there (the large double doors across the chasm are s...