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Thread: Is there no more hints of walkthroughs?

  1. #1

    Is there no more hints of walkthroughs?

    Could you please tell me if anyone will be starting again hints, loot lists or
    Walkthroughs?. Like ricebug used to do?

    There are new missions with not much help.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2004
    Location: Germany
    So far, no one has stepped into Ricebug's shoes concerning walkthrus for Thief 2. Unless this changes, FM players have to use the forums again when stuck, like in ancient times.

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    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    We have a taffer who named himself after Alex Jones? Ugh.

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    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Fields of bluegrass
    Removed all caps from the title, resisted the urge to correct the grammatical error.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com
    There's Youtube walkthroughs, though written ones are easier obviously.
    Here's another site with a few dozen walkthroughs

    Quote Originally Posted by ZylonBane View Post
    We have a taffer who named himself after Alex Jones? Ugh.
    There's more than one Alex Jones on this planet I'm sure. Might even be the taffer's real name

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: May 2001
    Location: Boston MA
    The Ricebug walkthroughs were an absolute joy (thank you Terry if you are listening). We are back to using search or YouTube which is the way it used to be. I for one, give up on missions that have puzzles that are impossible to figure out for many of us. Terry’s walkthroughs made it easy to find the solution and finish the mission. I play FM’s in sequence and I am now beyond the Ricebug docs so I am back to search. Just means I have to do a little more work which is fine.

    The good news is we are still getting new missions although not at the pace or volume we have seen in the past. I do not look forward to the year where we have no new missions. Lucky most of us are not too old to remember all the gory details in Dromed!

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    Location: City Of The Angels
    If you are stuck, try asking for hints here with the spoiler tags?

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: Cambridgeshire UK
    Why not start writing them yourself? I was pretty much a newbie when I started writing walkthroughs because of that great FM Ominous Bequest - at the time the thread already had over 500 posts (21 pages) and it was hard work finding things out.

    See if you can find a co-author. Nightwalker and I wrote many walkthroughs together, and that worked well. One of us would produce the first draft and the other would play through following the instructions exactly, proof-reading and making suggestions when anything was slightly unclear or could have been done more efficiently. The agreed amended version went back to the originator who played through again, and so on.

    Another thing that will help is being a beta tester, because you really get to know a mission as it develops. Give it a try, it's a good experience.

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2012
    Location: On parole
    Quote Originally Posted by ffox View Post
    Why not start writing them yourself?
    I'm not volunteering as I have too many projects on the go atm, including writing up to date lootlists for all the T2 missions, which will take another 2-3 years to complete (so far have done 200+ in 6 months), and you'll rapidly discover doing lootlists and walkthroughs is highly addictive as well as being huge fun, so yes someone give it a go, your efforts will be very much appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by ffox View Post
    It was hard work finding things out.
    Once you have learnt your way around Dromed, you can find solutions for 98% of what you need to work out, with just a couple of right clicks on your mouse. If anyone does take up this challenge I'll happily give advise on what you need to do, as will a number of authors.

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: US
    In the past, I have written numerous walkthroughs mainly for myself as an easy way to remember how to replay my favorite Thief 2 missions without having to search through the forums again. I don't include loot lists because I consider that to be extremely tedious. I also do not include images. My walkthroughs however are not just hints like most of Ricebug's are. They are concise methods for solving the objectives. However, now that Ricebug has retired, I am seriously considering removing the link to my walkthrough website https://thief2fanwalks.weebly.com/. I really don't think anyone here was using it anyway.

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    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    That makes zero sense. Why would you remove the links when there's a bigger need for walkthrus now (because of Ricebug's retirement)?

  12. #12
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: US
    I just didn't think anyone was using the website. It's time consuming to upload my walkthroughs to a website. However, I will continue to do so if people actually use them.

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    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    I think with Ricebug gone, your walks would definitely be beneficial to the community. It's possible that people here just aren't that aware of the site.

  14. #14
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    cavador_8 - I agree with Brethren.

    I don't know if people use them or not but if you do give the site up, could you let me know so I can delete the entries in the Links thread.

  15. #15
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: US
    Sure thing Nickie. As long as there is interest, I'll keep it going. I'll let you know if I decide otherwise.

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    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    I can also host your files on Southquarter if you want and give you full access to add/delete/edit them as you choose.

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: US
    That would be cool. Or, could you perhaps include a link to my website or links to the individual fan mission webpages? If there are any changes that I make, I just make them to the website they are currently on (weebly). I wouldn't want to change two websites (weebly and southquarter).

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2004
    Location: Germany
    cavadior_8, I have used your walkthroughs, too. Not many of them, so far, but one for "Behind Closed Doors", for example. So they're not for naught, as some hammer-wielders of the Thief universe might say.

  19. #19
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    I've used them too, many times. There are always helpful. Thank you for hosting it for so long, and providing that resource for us. I'd hate to see the site go.

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: US
    That's great! I'm happy to hear that some people have found the website useful. I'll keep it going.

  21. #21
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2014
    Your walkthroughs are really well done, it is an important resource.

  22. #22
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: US
    Thanks piesel! I appreciate that.

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