View Full Version : Yes, use F4F Small time creator

03-04-2011, 01:20 AM
I'm new here but have lurked off and on for a while (since lbp 1 days). I have worked very hard on this newest level I have published to zero result of plays, my first lbp 2 level has a whopping 22 plays but this newer one is way better. I leave great reviews on random levels I play but have never had the creator (and this on on levels with few plays) ever come to my levels from the level's recent activity stream.
Please don't comment in game "F4F" it makes the comment section look weak in my opinion. I like checking levels and player recent streams so by this I'll know you have played my level without you mentioning it and I'll visit your Earth.
Also, my first lbp 2 level is http://lbp.me/v/x-e0qd

I've been getting some plays and comments and reviews on my two LBP 2 levels, actually my other level 'A Grassy Platformer' seems to attracting more players.

This picture shows the current 6 happy face to none rating on 'Rigged To Blow?', awesome thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone again! Also, for every person that has played any of my levels I always view your planet and play your levels and I will continue to do so. 'Recent Activity' feed is one of my favorite features of this new LBP.

3/17 UPDATE (#2): I have added a cutscene (after figuring out how to do this finally took some tinkering) before the jump down with the bombs. Also something new after you drive the bus out the cave. Moved a checkpoint to a better location. These are the first major additions since publishing originally. Give it another go perhaps.
Thanks again everyone.

3/23 UPDATE (#5): "A Grassy Platformer" (http://lbp.me/v/x-e0qd) is 46/50 for a trophy, I wonder which one, but that's not the limit. I want to improve as a creator but isn't that everybody's goal? I have created a versus challenge, Beat the Clock! (http://lbp.me/v/z89eb-). It's challenging but meant for multiple players, however at the end is a tip to play the cooperative version of the level, queue it up here (http://lbp.me/v/z89bnp). The cooperative version has added checkpoints, grappling hook and some more.
Here are some pictures of my new challenge level to help entice you to queue it up for your next play session.




3/21 UPDATE (#4): Support here is great, I have asked questions in the create help section and have got great answers on my simple questions. I seem to be getting more plays on my first LBP 2 level which is 'OK' but not 'great!' Here are some images from 'A Grassy Platformer' to help you queue up this level.

That wasn't there a moment ago...
... must hold on...
... that sure is a crude, yet original, creation (or boss).

Is this a link? (http://lbp.me/v/x-e0qd)

3/19 UPDATE (#3): I continue to visit every person's planet that tries my level(s). Why don't others do this, especially when you have few plays on your level to begin with, promotes yourself in a way, but to each their own I suppose. Here are some pictures to help entice those that haven't queued up and play this level, it is quite fun though short.

strung with bombs...
...and simple switches.

03-04-2011, 05:45 PM

03-04-2011, 05:52 PM
I really respect and look up to creators like you, because Like me and alot around here, we know how you feel and what you go through, your not alone trust me. Ill give this level a trip and ill be back with constructive honest feedback for you.

Hang in there :)

03-04-2011, 06:13 PM
I like looking at recent activity on levels as well, mine and other random levels, don't others do as well? I leave comments or reviews in-game all the time especially on levels with the 20-200 plays amount thinking these are more likely to get noticed by the creator most. I'm also amazed how few people leave a rating. Also on my first level it got two frowny faces off the bat by people who have yet to publish a level or even put a picture up on their profile.

03-04-2011, 06:22 PM
I know what it feels like, but just stay positive, and dont let this get you dowm, just be yourself, This level you made, do you play it? do you enjoy it?
Did you enjoy making it?

You have to ask yourself those questions, just like alot of people did.
Look I still dont believe about my level, im only used to getting like 50 plays and thats it.

You will go through alot and learn alot, but all I can say is just hang around here in lbpc, you'll gonna alot and you'll feel better in no time, trust me.
Ill play your level when I get a chance and ill tell you what you can do to improve and what I liked in your level, just dont let this make you a grumpy person, stay positive just be you. Use the F4F, look at tutorials etc anything.

The Descriptcion of the level sound cool,
Ill check this out when Im on lbp2 next time, queued :)

03-04-2011, 06:24 PM
hey we share the same issue! just one play on our hard worked level!
plz go here: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?51868-Skunk-Bunny-Adventures-Swifown-Chronicles-%28long-single-player-english-german%29

i play your's atm! going to give you feedback soon! (as a !edit! on this post! so keep an eye open!)

03-04-2011, 06:25 PM
Queued! Queued! Why do I have to enter ten characters?-.-

03-04-2011, 06:33 PM
it was hard to jump at the beginning lol
i guess if people know it is about bombs they don't want to play it cause they think it is just a stupid bomb survival

flying spikes? speak about random? :P
the hole to jump in was a lot unfiar i must say

well i had 2 times game over x3 - the level is a bit hard and the opponents are way to looking like in the lbp1 story mode.
try to do something new hun. it's worth buiding it!

fazit: you are a little bit stuck on lbp1 - lbp2 got so many ideas and options you can not even dream from! just browse the newer mm pics a bit and see what others do!
make the levels not to hard and if it is a very tricky part do a infinitive life checkpoint that makes things not so depressing at the end :P

well. i enjoyed this level even if i hated the lbp1 story mode with the bombs. yes.

03-04-2011, 07:52 PM
It is a bit tough I know, I did put a double life checkpoint at the dropping part. I'm not very adept at logic, I just enjoy creating platforming style like lbp1.
Off topic, I read some on other forums people whining over the 1440 minutes of create trophy and their rubber banding controller to stay active junk. Making an average level like mine took me over the half way mark for this trophy by simply having fun creating.

03-05-2011, 02:36 PM
Was a little tough first of all, but thats not a bad thing, I liked what you did on the beggining, You gotta keep it going like that, get creative with layers like that.
The platforming was tricky, but you kep it interesting thats what matters. I saw you used the enemies from LBP1, you could try customizing them a bit, or making them look like your own.

All I gotta say is, I enjoyed the level, I liked the Concept alot, you just have to work a bit with the layers and a Bit more scenery adding some designs, and combining materials to make things stand out. The Bus was cool, You coul maybe add a bit more color to it, not color but I mean like, Like a all beat up realistic look, like Rust, etc you know what I mean?

but I Like your imagination, Just experiment more with Logic, pratice scenery etc and Im sure your gonna make alot of awesome stuff :)

03-06-2011, 11:49 PM
Working with layers is the toughest part of creating. I have changed some things, I moved a few weirdly placed bombs on string, added an infinite checkpoint at the dropping part. Using the LBP1 creatures towards the end was a cheap-o I know but at least I changed the material. Making the bus was very fun and a cool learning experience, I goofed a few times and rewinded a lot making it lol but I feel it turned out cool. I even made it a shareable prize if anyone can ace this level. My next endeavor is to make a level using all three layers constant throughout, a sort of goal for this one but I got side tracked halfway.
Also, anyone that has played any level of mine I always play yours.

03-16-2011, 04:34 AM
Updated see initial posting.

03-16-2011, 03:30 PM
I was getting frustrated with plays too...till i started using this site and it helped ALOT. My biggest pet peeve...someone rates my level with a frown without even finishing the level. lol. also do ppl really cheat like that with the create trophy...thats sad haha. im well on my way to 7500 mins. (i think thats my next milestone on it lol.

ok got your level up and ready to go so ill do feedback while i play.
So far running smoothly. Looks nice.
I didnt even realize for a few mins that i needed to grab those bombs to make it past the spikes LOL. neat idea
-This level is tough but nothing wrong with a challenge.
-i dont see a problem with using the story enemies, i do that too sometimes bc im not that great at making enemies. scenery is my thing >.<
-maybe make the bus ride a bit more exciting using some explosives that go off after you pass them..behind the bus, use some tag switches hooked to the explosives with a tag on the front of the bus would work. i did something similar on Resident Evil level i never thought polished enough to publish. lol Had explosions going off left and right after you exit "The Hive" on the train lol.
-your explosions at the scoreboard with the switch didnt go off when i hit the switch maybe they arent hooked up.
well done level, maybe go back add some more decor maybe some stickers...jazz it up. ;)
F4F try a level in my signature

03-17-2011, 09:48 PM
Actually that was intentional for the switch to do nothing at the end on the scoreboard, if you listen closely there is laughing as you pull the switch.

03-17-2011, 11:15 PM
Queued it, ill leave a review in the game
F4F- http://lbp.me/v/yz7bc2

03-17-2011, 11:27 PM
Queued it, ill leave a review in the game
F4F- http://lbp.me/v/yz7bc2

Queued up. I remember when the first LBP came out writing down level and creator names and then searching in-game to play, this is so much better.

03-18-2011, 03:48 AM
New update see initial posting.

03-20-2011, 03:52 AM
Even newer update to this topic, see first posting.

03-21-2011, 06:34 PM
OMG! Another update to the first posting. ps3power is weird.

03-21-2011, 06:55 PM
Got it qued up and ready to play when I get home in about 2 weeks :) Never hurts to know that you have a play ut the road somewhere.

Keep at it, bro!

- Advertise on other sites as well.
- Play other people's level(even by people who haven't played yours) and leave constructive feedback.
- Try to play and give feedback mainly on New Levels and not the levels on the Cool levels list as they get enough attention already.
- Add a lbp.me link in your sig. I see you've got that already, but add the title and maybe a thumbnail.
Like this: Rigged to Blow? By Cobrafang (http://lbp.me/v/yfzkz3)

03-24-2011, 03:34 AM
Oh that wacky ps3power he updated this thread again. We should check the first posting.