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Old 09-16-2009, 10:12 AM
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Default Easy Endless

I picked up Swarm yesterday and made it through the easy levels. I'm actually enjoying open field TD much more than I expected. It's definitely more challenging than geoDefense classic, but not overly frustrating.

My best on Easy: Ouroboros (Endless) is 221,124,625 on wave 112. The yellow creeps are the only ones that manage to get past. Does anyone have any strategies they'd like to offer for getting further? I'll hold off on posting screencaps of my last arrangement to avoid spoiling for anyone who hasn't played yet.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:41 AM
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Is it me or do the thump towers seem to be a waste (unless you can get them to lv.7). I tried pathing the creeps with alternating thump and normal towers but the thump towers at levels >5 do hardly any damage and they don't slow so I might be missing something but what do these towers do. Also the area of effect for the thump tower looks large but I really only see it do damage when a creep is almost touching the tower, creeps not directly beside a thump hardly take any damage.

As an aside I wouldn't like to see the thump power bumped like the slow tower (which killed any challenge in the last GD) but I wouldn't mind hearing from the dev on what exactly a thump tower damage does and how best to use it...

Otherwise great game and I'll post some screens of my high scoring levels. There is definitely an art to when you build and where you build. Build too fast near the entrance and your score multiplier sucks, build too close to the exit (without enough dps) and you'll get pwn'd quick.
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:24 PM
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Thump towers are pretty worthless. The only reason to use them really (aside from the levels that pretty much force you to) is to kill the pulsar creeps if they come early and you don't have a good laser setup or sniper towers (the only things that can hit them).
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:33 PM
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Thump towers are pretty worthless. The only reason to use them really (aside from the levels that pretty much force you to) is to kill the pulsar creeps if they come early and you don't have a good laser setup or sniper towers (the only things that can hit them).
I was really hoping for a new tower to strategize with but the thump tower thoroughly disappoints. I though I might be missing out but I noticed all the screenshots on the finished levels above are curiously lacking thumps...

I actually don't want to see this fixed either ... when the slow towers were fixed last time the challenge of the game was killed.

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Old 09-16-2009, 06:28 PM
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A note from the developer on thump towers:

Thump towers damage creeps that are near them (next-door hex). Upgrade to make more powerful. Use at end-caps for max effect.

I'm confused why he left that giant area of effect overlay... these tower are really only hitting one creep at a time and not constantly ... so in a line of medium speed creeps you might only hit a few. I'm not sure these really need to be part of any strategy...
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:22 AM
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As far as I can tell if you want to get a highscore in the endless modes, you just have to keep looping the creeps around by building and selling towers. That's at least how I got third on the easy one (I just gave up after an hour + as it got too tedious..)

Basically you abuse the fact that the creeps will always go the path of least resistance, so you have one long road and one short road. Keep selling, building a tower at the short road, so that the creeps keep going back and forth between the two roads.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:51 AM
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As far as I can tell if you want to get a highscore in the endless modes, you just have to keep looping the creeps around by building and selling towers. That's at least how I got third on the easy one (I just gave up after an hour + as it got too tedious..)

Basically you abuse the fact that the creeps will always go the path of least resistance, so you have one long road and one short road. Keep selling, building a tower at the short road, so that the creeps keep going back and forth between the two roads.
That's called juggling and is usually considered cheating...
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:34 AM
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can anyone help me with medium 1? i tried about 30 times and still don't even get to wave 11/20 :/
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:57 AM
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That's called juggling and is usually considered cheating...
It's not actually. You should check out lvl 8 on medium...
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:07 PM
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Can someone please help me with M3 (Y Me?), I've been at it forever and just can't seem to figure it out.
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