I have yet to play Bits and Pieces (as a matter of fact, I can't find a download link. Doesn't seem to be on smwcentral anymore. Could you maybe help?) but levelengine's older hack Way of the M has plenty of that too, especially generators. It can be frustrating but it's good practice in the sense that you can't just learn all obstacles by heart but are actually forced to figure out strategies on the fly. I think playing hacks like that does help in getting better at dealing with unknown obstacles.ft029 wrote:Well Jolpe... looks like one person likes your works LUL
Playing through Bits and Pieces (by levelengine of course) may have helped. All of those levels are like 400 SMW seconds of sprite spam and other RNG obstacles, which is different from Depraved Stronghold's simple but deadly jumps. However, it's still basically endurance. I haven't completed that hack yet (currently at the postgame), as it's been breaking me mentally.
I think another bit of Depraved Stronghold is being able to calculate out your actions with care.
Anyways, with raocows newfound appreciation of levelengines work since Magl3, I really hope he doesn't go back and play Way of the M, he'd despise it.