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Puzzle 460: Streaming Content 32

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TheSubro said...

Nice simple puzzle. Thanks.

TheSubro

Grant Fikes said...

You lambaste a 14x24 Process of Illumination as being mindless and having no meat, yet this 10x10 Streaming Content, which is a lower-tier Medium at most on Nikoli's difficulty scale, is a "nice simple puzzle"? I'll never understand you. :P

TheSubro said...

In light of the fact I offended you, and you do spend such great effort to make fun and exciting puzzles, I decided that I wouldn't criticize any of them after I upset you with my comments on the 14/24 Akari.

This was designed to be relatively mindless and almost self-executing by the simple application of the rules of the puzzle, but I thought I would thank you for the effort you expended.

TheSubro

Grant Fikes said...

Don't be too upset about offending me. If anything, your comment on the previous Process of Illumination did motivate me to take an idea I'd had for a while and get to work on actually turning it into something, just so I could prove that I haven't gone soft or whatever.

Just remember that I want to appeal to solvers of all skill levels (or all moods, since even a skilled solver might not always have the time to solve a 31x45 giant puzzle), and while I try to make my easy puzzles fun or artistic in ways that maybe computer-generated puzzles are not, they are nonetheless still easy. :)

Anonymous said...

I see no contradiction in his comments. That huge Process of Illumination problem was huge for no good reason. It's not difficult, so it would have been improved by cutting it down to 10x10. This is precisely the size it needs to be.

Grant Fikes said...

Anonymous: TheSubro's comment on the Process of Illumination said nothing about the puzzle being "huge for no good reason", though, but said "it had no meat", which suggests that a smaller puzzle with no meat is just as dissatisfying as a larger one. Furthermore, having a larger canvas is often a very good reason to use a larger grid size. Even the giant puzzles in Puzzle the Giants vary in difficulty; Slitherlink 1 in volume 21 even has the givens arranged to spell EASY and KANTAN (Japanese for "simple") to drive home how easy it is. YMMV, but I really liked that particular puzzle. Nikoli does publish some extremely challenging giant puzzles, but they also publish more moderately difficult ones. Regardless of the difficulty, though, Nikoli's constructors treat the grid like a canvas.

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