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#1 2015-02-12 21:50:52

Chimi
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N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

New and Improved List of Things People Hate

The old topic was unorganized and annoying to search through. Here's a new one.

Annoying World Names
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Naming a world in all capital letters with spaces between every letter will likely cause a lot less world plays then you might like. It will repel the sensible players who influence the EE community the most, causing your work to go unnoticed. Not a good idea to use a name like this.

Too Many Coins
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Using too many coins can be a problem. Using a lot of coins is often a strategy used by world creators to make the chance of magic higher, but, in truth, this doesn't work. Also, the sound of coins clinking over and over again gets really annoying. Limit coin placing to one coin per hard-to-reach objective.

Paths of Dots
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These minigames can and have gotten really old really fast. They were never fun and never will be, and they take too much time to play. Please don't use these.

Elevators
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These are okay in small quantities, but very long, thin ones can get very irritating after a while. I've seen ones that go all the way from the bottom of a level to the top, and those are hell. Use these as few and far between as possible.

Hookjumps
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Okay, no one likes these. They are extremely annoying and all the sensible players avoid them at all costs. I would limit these to one per level if possible.

Icicle paths
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I call these icicle paths because playing them is like tracing the outlines of icicles. They, like Elevators, are okay in very small quantities, but long rows of them will make a lot of players quit on sight.

Drop'n'jumps
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There really isn't a widely used name for these. They are overused and completely unoriginal. They are not quite as annoying as some of the other things in this list, but that doesn't make them fun. Don't use these at all.

Low Ceiling Jumps
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These are just as overused as Drop'n'Jumps, and are no fun. I'd limit use of these to three to four jumps per world.

Inescapable Traps
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Why would you make a world that players have to leave, then reenter when they make a mistake in? It's extremely annoying and when this happens to me, I leave but don't reenter. Don't use these at all.

Pixel Jumps
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There is no (good) excuse for using these. Everyone hates them, they are annoying, and they are extremely overused. Don't use these at all either.

Stairs
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No. Just, no. These have always been overused. It's even worse if you make the keys trollable. I suggest only using these if you have a new concept for them, such as an automated key system.

Sticky Jumps and Arrow Jumps
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These also are fine when used sparsely. But when used in rows of five or more they are a nuisance. Sticky Jumps (the image on the left) are not nearly as bad as Arrow Jumps (the image on the right). Use as few as possible.

Tightfits
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These are perhaps the most overused filler ever created. They take a long to time to get through and are extremely annoying. I would only use up to three of these per map, if they are incorporated into the art.

Pixel Drops
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These are very annoying also. They take many tries to complete successfully and are also overused. Do not use these.

Fake Codes
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Don't make promises that you don't intend on keeping. If you make it look like the players will get the code when they finish a level, make sure they do. Placing fake codes in a level is a cheap gimmick that nobody likes. Never use these.

Secret Mazes
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These are another one of those fillers that every minigame maker seems to love. They are annoying, especially when they fill a large space, sometimes even a whole level. Use these as sparingly as possible.

Thanks for reading, and be sure to let me know if there are any I missed!

Last edited by Chimi (May 20 2014 7:30:30 pm)

#2 2015-02-12 21:50:51

JadElClemens
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

*imaginary +rep #3*


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I hate tall signatures.

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#3 2015-02-12 21:50:50

Chewy
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

Changed the title for you. //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/smile

#4 2015-02-12 21:50:49

Chimi
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

Thank you. Lol, Maybe this should replace Sai's stickied one?

#5 2015-02-12 21:50:48

Greenzoid2
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

I agree with you completely. If I think of anything I hate I'll post it here //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/smile

#6 2015-02-12 21:50:47

EDJ
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

I personally love the pendulum thing

Stickied

EDIT: You missed deathtraps

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#7 2015-02-12 21:50:46

BEE
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

"Pendulum-Style Elevators"

Psh I LOVE these. //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/big_smile


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#8 2015-02-12 21:50:45

Tako
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

Chimi why have you been so obsessed with stickies lately?


Yeah, well, you know that's just like, uh, your opinion, man.

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#9 2015-02-12 21:50:44

musuki
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

I hate stuff like this
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There's no challenge at all, you just move through it. It's brainless filler that prolongs the time it takes to reach the next mini.

EDIT: Incidentally, I like dot path stuff //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/tongue

Last edited by musuki (May 31 2011 9:04:20 am)

#10 2015-02-12 21:50:43

Nou
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

Pendulum things aren't bad imo.

Either way, much better topic than the previous one //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/smile


No u.

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#11 2015-02-12 21:50:42

Tako
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

Musuki, to add to your collection:

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Last edited by Tako (May 31 2011 10:10:45 am)


Yeah, well, you know that's just like, uh, your opinion, man.

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#12 2015-02-12 21:50:41

D-rock2308
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

The funny thing is, this is what makes levels popular, but your saying not to do them.

Anyway if you want me to add anything, probably traps, and one space hook jumps.

inb4 musuki says one space hooks are awesome.

#13 2015-02-12 21:50:40

Betaguy
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

I agree, but SOME boring minis does it always have to be :/

#14 2015-02-12 21:50:39

Chimi
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

2 Stickies now. Hey, the old sticky wasn't even worthy of a sticky. See a problem, fix it.
Removed Pendulum-style elevators, added traps.

#15 2015-02-12 21:50:38

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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

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Thank you eleizibeth ^

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I stack my signatures rather than delete them so I don't lose them
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#16 2015-02-12 21:50:37

Chimi
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#17 2015-02-12 21:50:36

Kirby
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

you forgot smiley art, especially bad ones

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#18 2015-02-12 21:50:35

imgood9
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

You forgot about bad art. It's a major eyesore.


Go vote. Register here. Do it for America.

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#19 2015-02-12 21:50:34

dol257
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

bad art, but sometimes it can be fun to bother bad art makers spamming them tutorials //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/big_smile

#20 2015-02-12 21:50:33

Chimi
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

I think this is mostly for minigames. Art is too diverse to make into a What not to do guide.

#21 2015-02-12 21:50:32

The Red Troll
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

lol, 10/10

#22 2015-02-12 21:50:31

Rokstarr
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

You might want to add the one wherein you lie to get people to play for you.
Some thing like: Code is 1111, Free Code Inside, Troll code is 1234,helpers needed, and anything else that is just full of lies

#23 2015-02-12 21:50:30

Chimi
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

Added fake codes to the list.

edit: And secret mazes

Last edited by Chimi (Jun 9 2011 11:41:26 am)

#24 2015-02-12 21:50:29

EDJ
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

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This looks cleaner //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/tongue

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#25 2015-02-12 21:50:28

Chimi
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Re: N & I Tips On What NOT To Do

Thanks. TBH I thought mine looked messy too. I didn't think anyone would care though.

Changed the picture for Annoying World Names.

Last edited by Chimi (Jun 10 2011 3:56:59 pm)

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