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Title: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on September 24, 2009, 05:40:13 PM
I was fooling around, and I learned some of these things...

-The Spelunky sign can be stood on via climbing the ladder, then hanging on the edge.
-The shopkeeper of the kissing booth says "Hey, only I can do that!" When you whip or hit her.
-The kissing booth emits a red light in darkness levels.
-Putting a ladder right on the head of the statue, then climbing it after grabbing the idol is NOT a good idea.
-Ball and chain is a great way to challenge yourself. Do it.
-Playing while dark and having the ghost is NOT fun.

So, what odd things have you discovered/encountered/etc...?


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: GreyMario on September 25, 2009, 03:17:46 PM
- Bombs hurt.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Anifanatic on September 25, 2009, 11:03:15 PM
- Don't mix your colored and your whites. And by that I mean laundry. Don't look at me like that!  :-\


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on September 26, 2009, 12:19:42 AM
Jetpacks are awesome.
Parachutes + Jetpacks suck.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Chainz on September 26, 2009, 09:53:59 AM
Jetpacks are awesome.
Heh heh. I'll second that one!! Jetpacks are PURE awesomeness!!
Oh, and...
- Reversing or changing your control scheme can be incredibly challenging... As well as frustratingly fun.
- Flares can be put out in water... Dammit!!
- The spectactles can be actually quite useful sometimes.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: pmprog on September 26, 2009, 10:20:19 AM
UFO's are the ultimate bane!


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Anifanatic on September 26, 2009, 11:52:29 AM
- Crates that take a bomb or rope to get to are always worth the risk. Sometimes, even up to two items wasted, as you typically find 3x rope or 3x bomb (but it sucks wasting 2 rope to find 3 bombs, and then you need rope)
- Rocks hurt.
- Arrows hurt. Twice as much as rocks.
- The damsel has 4 HP, but almost everything does only 1 point of damage. However, she is frail so don't be throwing stuff at her.
- Parachute is the least useful crate item. It has helped before, but not often enough.
- Web Gun can get you almost anywhere if you have the time.
- Machete cuts things, like webs, and enemies!


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on September 26, 2009, 12:36:13 PM
Huh, machete cuts webs, that's new to me


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on September 26, 2009, 02:17:52 PM
Huh, machete cuts webs, that's new to me

ORLY? I need to test that out.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: DirkRhyolite on September 26, 2009, 04:54:06 PM
Huh, machete cuts webs, that's new to me

ORLY? I need to test that out.

Just ran a quick test, and it is true. It doesn't work if you're actually stuck in the web, but if you're standing in front of the web the machete completely pulverizes it.



Things Spelunky has taught me:

-Yetis have excellent basketball skills.
-Never walk under a spider, especially if it's twice as big as you.
-Women are better at multitasking. They can simultaneously be your love interest and body shield.
-If you throw an arrow hard enough, it will stick into solid rock.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: GreyMario on September 26, 2009, 08:06:34 PM
- The Damsel makes for one hell of a good throwing weapon. Just don't throw her onto spikes.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on September 26, 2009, 09:03:00 PM
Don't get thrown by a yeti into an indestructible level boundary.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on September 26, 2009, 10:18:05 PM
The thing I posted about lamps a while back
Recap:
Lamps are handy in dark levels if you lost your flares to water and have an extra bomb to spare in order to bomb them loose, as they provide just as much light as do flares and are WATER-PROOF!


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on September 26, 2009, 10:50:22 PM
-Pistols are awesome and cheap when you're trying not to piss shopkeepers off but still need some form of firepower.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: fsk on September 28, 2009, 08:19:05 AM
-Pistols are awesome and cheap when you're trying not to piss shopkeepers off but still need some form of firepower.

Pistols can kill Area 1 and Area 2 non-bosses in one shot.  It takes two shots to kill a Yeti.  It only takes a handful of pistol shots to kill the giant Yeti and most mini-bosses.

A pistol is almost as good as a shotgun.  "Spam offscreen pistol shots", exploiting the "frozen zone", makes a pistol almost as good as a shotgun.

Perhaps pistol bullets should disappear when they enter the "frozen zone", instead of waiting there?


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: ThreeLeafIvy on September 30, 2009, 04:28:47 PM
-If you miss an arrow shot with a bow and it didn't embed itself into a wall, you can pick up the arrow again. This goes for arrow traps too-- let off a dummy arrow in front of the trap, then pick up both the arrow you fired and the arrow the trap fired. :D I'm almost happy to see arrow traps when I have a bow on me.
-Jumping on small enemies Mario-style kills them with no damage to you!  :-[ I bet I'm totally the last person to have realized this.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on September 30, 2009, 07:04:22 PM
-Jumping on small enemies Mario-style kills them with no damage to you!  :-[ I bet I'm totally the last person to have realized this.
That actually took me like, 20 plays to realize when I first started this game. But it made me really happy to know I had yet another weapon in my arsenal (of one whip).


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on September 30, 2009, 08:22:39 PM
- Sticky bomb + damsel in hand = Bad damsel bomb.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on September 30, 2009, 08:55:41 PM
sticky bomb + damsel running around = walking time bomb


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: PadAbum on October 01, 2009, 07:33:11 AM
Giant spiders are easy, just get close and put/throw a bomb on the web underneath them. Do not hit the spider.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: fsk on October 01, 2009, 11:11:49 AM
Whenever I walk into a convenience store, I think about murdering the owner and stealing his shotgun.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 01, 2009, 12:46:33 PM
Whenever I walk into a convenience store, I think about murdering the owner and stealing his shotgun.

Convenience store owners have shotguns?


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: fsk on October 01, 2009, 01:04:05 PM
Whenever I walk into a convenience store, I think about murdering the owner and stealing his shotgun.

Convenience store owners have shotguns?

Are you playing a different version of Spleunky than me?


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on October 01, 2009, 05:05:14 PM
As long as you don't think about horribly abusing (or sacrificing) random women.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 01, 2009, 06:18:59 PM
Whenever I walk into a convenience store, I think about murdering the owner and stealing his shotgun.

Convenience store owners have shotguns?

Are you playing a different version of Spleunky than me?

No, but I call them shops, not convenience stores. When I think of convenience stores I think of 7-11 and all that.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Dragonsoul on October 01, 2009, 07:06:40 PM
As long as you don't think about horribly abusing (or sacrificing) random women.

But If I do, Kali will be nice to me.

-Aside: A3 alters=Kapala


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on October 01, 2009, 07:36:09 PM
As long as you don't think about horribly abusing (or sacrificing) random women.

But If I do, Kali will be nice to me.

-Aside: A3 alters=Kapala
And eventually crush your head.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Delmion on October 01, 2009, 08:45:54 PM
And eventually crush your head.

Just to be clear: am I gonna have to post this link again (http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&sa=1&q=Olmec+head&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g1&start=0), or were you in fact referencing something else?

--Delmion


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on October 01, 2009, 10:23:08 PM
And eventually crush your head.

Just to be clear: am I gonna have to post this link again (http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&sa=1&q=Olmec+head&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g1&start=0), or were you in fact referencing something else?

--Delmion
Added quotations for clarity


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Chainz on October 02, 2009, 10:17:31 AM
- Jumping on small enemies Mario-style kills them with no damage to you!  :-[ I bet I'm totally the last person to have realized this.
Just to add to that, you can also break a large fall by landing on enemies. That is probably something of commond knowledge, but it's still cool.

Oh, and...
 - Shotguns or pistols can also be used in dark levels as a light source. Pretty cool!!
 - The Kapala can be awesome if used properly.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 02, 2009, 02:48:51 PM
Yeah, the fall thing is good, but still, when are you going to get that lucky?


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Usernamehere on October 02, 2009, 06:48:24 PM
-Unless you die by getting hit by a single enemy, your death scene will be hilarious and ironic.

I've seen shopkeepers get hit by a golden idol, shoot me to death while flying from being hit and falling into spikes, while a damsal is running back and forth.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on October 02, 2009, 11:07:44 PM
Yeah, the fall thing is good, but still, when are you going to get that lucky?
Snake pits.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 03, 2009, 09:11:52 AM
Well, there's always the chance that an ARROW TRAP will catch you when you're falling down. Then you're stunned with 5 snakes right next to you. Then what?


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: GreyMario on October 03, 2009, 11:48:37 AM
Well, there's always the chance that an ARROW TRAP will catch you when you're falling down. Then you're stunned with 5 snakes right next to you. Then what?

Rock first. Duh!


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on October 03, 2009, 06:58:15 PM
Well, there's always the chance that an ARROW TRAP will catch you when you're falling down. Then you're stunned with 5 snakes right next to you. Then what?

Rock first. Duh!
Rocks fall slower. Yay for spading!


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Delmion on October 03, 2009, 08:55:55 PM
Yeah, the fall thing is good, but still, when are you going to get that lucky?
Snake pits.
Moreso than that, landing on frogs is my preferred method of descending a level in the Lush area.  The distance off the edge of a cliff is sometimes right on the border of dangerous, so it's more comforting to have a soft target.  Also, the fact that a frog will have jumped a half-inch on the screen by the time you hit it is predictable, so it's even easy to do.

--Delmion


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 03, 2009, 10:29:13 PM
- When in doubt, shoot your shotgun like crazy off-screen.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: DirkRhyolite on October 04, 2009, 11:08:51 PM
I've only just discovered that water kills spiders.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 05, 2009, 04:53:59 AM
I've only just discovered that water kills spiders.

Yeah, they seem to drown frequently.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Arucard on October 05, 2009, 12:15:31 PM
That's funny, spiders drown in water, but the giant spider can pounce out of lava!


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 05, 2009, 01:49:10 PM
That's funny, spiders drown in water, but the giant spider can pounce out of lava!
:o

You serious? Record it and post a video, please!



Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Arucard on October 05, 2009, 03:49:00 PM
That's funny, spiders drown in water, but the giant spider can pounce out of lava!
:o

You serious? Record it and post a video, please!



OK! Here ya go, http://www.flickr.com/photos/gokris_tempouin/3984448903/in/set-72157622091099483/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gokris_tempouin/3984448903/in/set-72157622091099483/)

very short, no sound, custom level, but it shows the spider bath.  ;D


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 05, 2009, 05:16:33 PM
That. Is. Freaking. Awesome.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Chainz on October 06, 2009, 04:56:47 AM
You know, it's things
That's funny, spiders drown in water, but the giant spider can pounce out of lava!
:o

You serious? Record it and post a video, please!



OK! Here ya go, http://www.flickr.com/photos/gokris_tempouin/3984448903/in/set-72157622091099483/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gokris_tempouin/3984448903/in/set-72157622091099483/)
You know... It's things like that which make my wonder where Derek got the inspiration to add that design choice. Actually, most of the posts in this thread could be asked the same question.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on October 06, 2009, 03:53:43 PM
Jaws also can survive the lava, by the way.
And wow! This forum has ninja-proofness!
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Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on October 06, 2009, 04:25:28 PM
You know... It's things like that which make my wonder where Derek got the inspiration to add that design choice. Actually, most of the posts in this thread could be asked the same question.
Actually, I think he just didn't bother to make the giant spider die since the giant spider could never normally spawn in a standard level anyway.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 06, 2009, 05:13:32 PM
You know... It's things like that which make my wonder where Derek got the inspiration to add that design choice. Actually, most of the posts in this thread could be asked the same question.
Actually, I think he just didn't bother to make the giant spider die since the giant spider could never normally spawn in a standard level anyway.

Yeah, he doesn't expect giant spiders and lava to go together. Or giant piranha and lava to go together. Such an odd pair.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Arucard on October 07, 2009, 06:06:44 AM
So can giant piranha swim in lava too? And in case anyone wondered, I tried it out and the giant spider is in no way affected by water as his tiny relatives are.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 07, 2009, 01:14:40 PM
So can giant piranha swim in lava too? And in case anyone wondered, I tried it out and the giant spider is in no way affected by water as his tiny relatives are.

Seriously? We gots some issues.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on October 08, 2009, 02:47:28 AM
WE GOTTA SHOTGUN THEM BEFORE THEY TAKE OVER THIS WORLD! ARRGH!
They're immune to spikes too.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 08, 2009, 12:32:11 PM
WE GOTTA SHOTGUN THEM BEFORE THEY TAKE OVER THIS WORLD! ARRGH!
They're immune to spikes too.

I know that. I found it out the hard way. The REALLY hard way.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on October 08, 2009, 11:14:44 PM
The M key turns off music. OMG.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 09, 2009, 04:37:21 AM
Seriously? Cool. Now I don't have to mute my music in the config.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on October 09, 2009, 04:53:05 AM
Seriously? Cool. Now I don't have to mute my music in the config.
Wait, there's a config?


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on October 09, 2009, 04:51:33 PM
Seriously? Cool. Now I don't have to mute my music in the config.
Wait, there's a config?
It's very very reassuring to know that someone as pro as eguee can miss the config.

It's in the same folder as the Spelunky exe, called config.exe


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 09, 2009, 05:55:06 PM
Seriously? Cool. Now I don't have to mute my music in the config.
Wait, there's a config?

 ;D ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on October 09, 2009, 05:55:55 PM
:(.
I'm a moron


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 09, 2009, 05:56:27 PM
More of "unsuspecting player," but moron is good, too.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on October 09, 2009, 05:57:17 PM
You enjoy insulting me, don't you?


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 09, 2009, 05:57:44 PM
Naw, when it comes to real things, you're cool. When it comes to the fora, I hate your guts.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on October 09, 2009, 05:58:30 PM
I thought I had no guts to hate.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 09, 2009, 05:58:48 PM
Oh, right. Back to the 12345 post thread.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on October 10, 2009, 01:51:20 PM
Maybe we should have a thread just for you two. That way we won't have about 8 different conversations throughout the forum. ;D


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 10, 2009, 02:26:04 PM
Which explains the 12345 post thread.  ;D


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: ipwnu1337 on October 12, 2009, 07:18:22 PM
Ropes are excellent anti-air weapons.  I've killed several shopkeepers and minibosses with it.  Including Jaws.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 13, 2009, 05:04:15 AM
Ropes are excellent anti-air weapons.  I've killed several shopkeepers and minibosses with it.  Including Jaws.

Wait, what? You can kill people with ropes?


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on October 13, 2009, 05:42:11 AM
1 damage weapons. For the noobs who can't use the backswing of the whip or the machete to take out aerial enemies.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Pun on October 13, 2009, 05:56:23 AM
Never think "woah, I'm doing so good!" when everything has gone fine before that thought.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on October 13, 2009, 06:19:07 AM
Never think "woah, I'm doing so good!" EVER in Spelunky.
 :-\ Fucking plants.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 13, 2009, 01:54:34 PM
Never think "woah, I'm doing so good!" EVER in Spelunky.
 :-\ Fucking plants.

Never think that shopkeepers can't burst out of a plant.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: strongbad on October 16, 2009, 08:05:17 PM
2 things.

1.When you're on level 4, and have one hp left, and see 2 spiders hanging low to the ground, never, ever, EVER try to just run.

2.Shopkeepers will buy the idol if you drop it by their feet. Just.... Don't drop it TOO close.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 16, 2009, 08:09:22 PM
I learned the second part the hard way.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Ninja_Zane on October 16, 2009, 08:46:31 PM
Me to the shop keeper attacks for any reason even if you don't cause it like a frog blowing up near him or his shop. also you can kill the shop keeper in the gamble house with just throwing bombs up at him i have done it three times now not sure how many it takes i think 3-4 i mean just the damage of the bombs hitting him not blowing up


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: DarkFalcon123 on October 17, 2009, 12:04:24 AM
Leading Idol spawned boulders into the shop is a crime


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Ninja_Zane on October 17, 2009, 01:27:17 AM
Screw it I was tired when posting this and can't remember what the hell I was trying to say  :-[ ??? :-\


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 17, 2009, 09:28:00 AM
What? Proper grammar, please?


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Ninja_Zane on October 18, 2009, 05:15:12 AM
Always make sure you are going to land on a yeti they can kill you in one hit if you run into them just right! >:(

EDIT:Right after I died in one second from running into a yeti with 4 hp...... this happened!  :o >:( :( :'(

EDIT:Yes i was stunned forever! :-\


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 18, 2009, 05:37:51 AM
Alright, I'm really pissed off at his grammar right now. It may just be me, but I can't understand one damn thing that he's trying to explain.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Arucard on October 18, 2009, 05:41:35 AM
The last post he's talking about getting perma-stunned by being thrown onto a springboard, before that, can't help ya.  :)


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Ninja_Zane on October 18, 2009, 06:39:57 AM
 :-[
Sorry the first thing I was trying to talk about was I was in the ice part and I tried to jump onto a yeti but I missed and in one second he killed me and my body disappeared I didn't even leave his hands. Sorry if my grammar sucks maybe I shouldn't post anymore


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Arucard on October 18, 2009, 06:50:54 AM
:-[
Sorry the first thing I was trying to talk about was I was in the ice part and I tried to jump onto a yeti but I missed and in one second he killed me and my body disappeared I didn't even leave his hands. Sorry if my grammar sucks maybe I shouldn't post anymore
Come on, don't be like that, just try to proofread what you post no need to really hurry!  ;)


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 18, 2009, 07:00:06 AM
The last post he's talking about getting perma-stunned by being thrown onto a springboard, before that, can't help ya.  :)

Thanks.

And to Zane:

Proofreading doesn't take long. Just use proper grammar, and we won't have any problem not understanding you.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on October 18, 2009, 03:18:30 PM
Hey Zane, is English your first language? Just curious.
If so, then like everyone said. Take a quick second to proof-read. I always read over my posts after I'm done typing them and it doesn't take too long.
If not, then just try your best and I'm sure we can get the gist of it.

On topic:
I think what Zane is describing (not the perma-spring-stun) is when a yeti (or cultist) throws you so that your position is technically inside the wall, which obliterates you.

Also, on the perma-spring-stun: if you wait long enough, you will eventually come out of it.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 18, 2009, 04:05:55 PM
Wouldn't the ghost come out by then, if you didn't have the hedjet already?


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on October 19, 2009, 05:47:37 PM
I don't think it takes THAT long.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on October 19, 2009, 06:19:35 PM
I don't know if you'll come out of a springstun if there's a low ceiling. I mean, that's how I do my yeti blenders, and the rocks never spring out.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on October 19, 2009, 06:44:07 PM
No I mean, you'll eventually come out of the spring-stun without even having to leave the spring area.

BTW I just tested and confirmed this with the level editor


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 19, 2009, 08:16:19 PM
No I mean, you'll eventually come out of the spring-stun without even having to leave the spring area.

BTW I just tested and confirmed this with the level editor

Ah, okay. Thanks.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: strongbad on October 23, 2009, 07:32:12 AM
Unless you have some cover or a way to safely do this, never fight a mummy without bombs oranything other than the whip.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Arucard on October 23, 2009, 10:50:28 AM
What about shotgun?


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 23, 2009, 03:12:17 PM
Unless you have some cover or a way to safely do this, never fight a mummy without bombs or anything other than the whip.

He just said that.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: eguee on October 23, 2009, 09:30:12 PM
Well, you could always jump on the mummy's head.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 23, 2009, 09:38:21 PM
Only you can, eguee.

Everybody else would probably use the damsel as a shield.

>_> <_<


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: Kegluneq on October 23, 2009, 11:04:57 PM
I've pulled it off a few times, just need to stay towards the back of the head.


Title: Re: Some lessons...
Post by: AresRomanGod on October 24, 2009, 01:04:40 PM
Heh.

I always get caught between a cultist and the mummy.