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My screenshotting skills suck, so I couldn't get the clear the moment it happened, but this is clearly not a Sea Donkey under the cursor :P




I swapped the 3x3 after the water had dropped low enough for the crab to clear on its own. Since crabs don't get released until a swap occurs, it got released on that swap. But since crab clears have higher priority than regular clears, the crab clear occurred first, lining up the 5 3s underneath it. Then those 5 3s and the 3x3 cleared at the same time, which isn't in a cascade because nothing has cleared yet. Voila, 3x3x3x3x3x3x3! From the way the star meter filled, I think I got full points for it too.
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My screenshotting skills suck, so I couldn't get the clear the moment it happened, but this is clearly not a Sea Donkey under the cursor :P




I swapped the 3x3 after the water had dropped low enough for the crab to clear on its own. Since crabs don't get released until a swap occurs, it got released on that swap. But since crab clears have higher priority than regular clears, the crab clear occurred first, lining up the 5 3s underneath it. Then those 5 3s and the 3x3 cleared at the same time, which isn't in a cascade because nothing has cleared yet. Voila, 3x3x3x3x3x3x3! From the way the star meter filled, I think I got full points for it too.


I didn't get it in /cr, but now that I see it:


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ok now that's hot...and wow i can't type =p
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Ah interesting, but it is a pearl 3x4 plus a simultaneous blue 3 cleared with the same move, so perhaps we have been overly restrictive in saying it's only a donkey if it's 3x3x3. (I.e. it looks like you cascaded into a donkey.)
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The 3x4 pearls are not part of the Sea Donkey, but the Super clear right after. Like I said, I'm bad at taking screenshots, so I couldn't get an image of the clear itself. The clears that made up the Sea Donkey are the vertical 3x3 under the cursor and the horizontal 3x3x3x3x3 below the crab on the left.

Though yes, a 3x4x4x3 counts as a Sea Donkey.

/e wonders whether a 3x3x3x6 would crash the game...
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Did you get a 3x4 message after the Sea Donkey one? I guess I'm wondering if the message for your first clear got pre-empted by a subsequent donkey?
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The order in which messages appeared was "Crab Cleared", "Sea Donkey", "Super." The 3x4 cleared as a part of the Super.

Maybe I should retry this with video recording :P I don't like having to hit Fn+Alt+Prt Sc for a screenshot :P
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Question, how were you bilging while lazing?
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Canoneer (whose puzzle is the one pictured) is my alt; it was easier to set up with 6 colors :P
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Question, how were you bilging while lazing?


This gave me a VERY good laugh. Well done.
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Whoa. Is that a bug or an exploit? Because that is too cool.
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Whether or not it's a bug, I don't know; the game didn't explode when I set it off, so either OOO are really good coders and their code handles weird cases like this without them having to consider it, or they thought about it and decided that this was appropriate behavior (or both).

As for whether or not it's an exploit, I'd say the situations you can use it in are sufficiently rare and the setup sufficiently annoying that apart from the cool factor, it's not really a useful tactic. As such, there's not much to exploit.

Of course, I'd wait for a word from OOO on this before trying to pull this in the next bilging bake-off :P
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Of course, I'd wait for a word from OOO on this before trying to pull this in the next bilging bake-off :P


Bilging bake-offs have falling water levels?

Unless the people running the bake-off start the event off in a ship with lots of bilge, there's no way to use this exploit.
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