Dunstan and the 'Short Cut' (Fixed?)

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Dunstan and the 'Short Cut' (Fixed?)

Post by JoeGrocottJames » Mon Jan 13, 2003 10:46 pm

I know this is old hat, but I am just saying that I am inclined to agree with Alan Boyd (the team captain) and what he said on the Teams page of Series 8. (Although it says in the History of Knightmare that the levels were self-contained. ASIDE: From what point does this hold true? Because in series 3, one of the 'step' clues was earned in level 1 and used in level 2). But if the 'factual' statements in Alan Boyd's e-mail (or whatever) are correct (about getting a harder level 3 going via the shortcut to compensate), then I personally agree with him. If this occurred when there was plenty of time left in the series, the chance of winning would probably be about the same whether or not the team chose to take the shortcut. But the shortcut gave more chance of a finished quest (as opposed to a quest that ends because the time in the series runs out), and would therefore give more chance of a winning quest. However, I think that the chances of winnning would be about the same as any other team (from what I have said above).

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Re: Dunstan and the 'Short Cut' (Fixed?)

Post by DavidNewton » Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:12 am

Sounds fair enough to me. I might remember this wrongly, but didn't one of the earlier teams find a 'short cut' as well?
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Re: Dunstan and the 'Short Cut' (Fixed?)

Post by Malefact » Tue Jan 14, 2003 12:26 pm

No, it was the team after - the last one of the series who had all of 8 minutes!
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Re: Dunstan and the 'Short Cut' (Fixed?)

Post by JoeGrocottJames » Tue Jan 14, 2003 3:38 pm

Also, Barry's team in series 7 had a shortcut - though they were already on level 3, it skipped a chunk of level 3, I presume.

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Re: Dunstan and the 'Short Cut' (Fixed?)

Post by Malefact » Tue Jan 14, 2003 3:54 pm

That's right. They got the Corridor of Blades instead (quite a rapid one too).
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Re: Dunstan and the 'Short Cut' (Fixed?)

Post by DavidNewton » Tue Jan 14, 2003 5:07 pm

While we're on the subject of floor puzzles, was the one shown at the very end of series 5 ever used?

It looked hideously complex - alternately black and white tiles with numbers on them, which reversed occasionally (i.e. 72 becomes 27, etc.), and five doors at the end.
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Re: Dunstan and the 'Short Cut' (Fixed?)

Post by Emii » Wed Jan 15, 2003 12:30 am

Yee! That looked scary I know!
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Re: Dunstan and the 'Short Cut' (Fixed?)

Post by JamesA » Wed Jan 15, 2003 1:30 am

While we're on the subject of floor puzzles, was the one shown at the very end of series 5 ever used?
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Re: Dunstan and the 'Short Cut' (Fixed?)

Post by DavidNewton » Wed Jan 15, 2003 12:21 pm

Just as well, really.
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