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TCKaos
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(03-20-2017, 11:54 PM)
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So I've been watching a few videos and gifs from Breath of the Wild, and I've really quite enjoyed the silly things I've seen that I never considered.

Things like the Tao Pai Pai pillar launch - cutting down a tree, using stasis on it, and using the energy from hitting it to quickly travel down mountains and such. I also love how people have started using the shield surf as a double jump and how people have solved some electricity based puzzles by using a chain of dropped metal weapons as a make-shift wire from conductor to conductor.

What kind of neat stuff have you guys done?
Nosgotham
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(03-20-2017, 11:56 PM)
I was so weak on Eventide Island. I dropped metal stuff all around the hinox feet as I hid under camp until lightning slowly but surely took him down to dead
Blackquill
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(03-20-2017, 11:58 PM)
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I'm not a creative guy but once I used myself as a decoy to lure the thunder towards me in order to kill people around me
LotusHD
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(03-20-2017, 11:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nosgotham

I was so weak on Eventide Island. I dropped metal stuff all around the hinox feet as I hid under camp until lightning slowly but surely took him down to dead

I just... glided onto his belly.
Sniffynose
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(03-21-2017, 12:00 AM)
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I dragged a steel boulder all the way over to some rock boss thing, hid behind a tree and wagged the rock back and forth until he died. I didn't realize you could just climb it's back and hit it that way lol.
James Scott
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(03-21-2017, 12:01 AM)
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Used stasis and magnesis to create steps using just two boxes...it didn't work, but I'm sure it's possible, lol
Cerium
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(03-21-2017, 12:01 AM)
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There was a shrine puzzle with like, fans blowing wind everywhere and some metal blocks. The goal was to get one of those balls into the glowy bowl. I think I was supposed to redirect the wind by arranging the blocks or something? Whatever it was I didn't have time for that. I just stacked the blocks, ran up to high ground, tossed the ball onto the blocks and it rolled over the fence and into the bowl.
DecoReturns
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(03-21-2017, 12:01 AM)
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That one shrine that wanted me to use the Wind the guide the ball.

I just got on the platform that suppose to activate. Use Stasis and done. Way Easier.
Nosgotham
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(03-21-2017, 12:03 AM)

Originally Posted by LotusHD

I just... glided onto his belly.

Me too but I accidentally woke him up. Actually I didn't glide I stood in his hand and he brought me up to his belly when he scratched himself. But I woke him when jumping off and I was not ready for the fight with my 4 hearts
HandsomeCharles
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(03-21-2017, 12:03 AM)
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In one of the shrines there is a "ball-maze" puzzle that involves you using motion controls to tilt a maze, guiding a ball around it and eventually out of the maze into a corridor. Rather than navigate the maze, I simply flipped the controller upside down and allowed the ball to roll on the flat underside of it.

Furthermore, after you finish that particular puzzle you can orient the maze in such a way that you can jump into it and get a treasure chest. I did this, however, I had oriented the maze in such a way that it was impossible for me to successfully jump back to the main part of the dungeon. I was trapped. Untill I detonated a bomb just blow myself over the gap. Success!

I felt like Sherlock-motherfucking-Holmes in that particular shrine!
Suzushiiro
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(03-21-2017, 12:06 AM)
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I wouldn't call it creative, but there was this one shrine where the goal was to knock a giant stone slab over onto a switch. From what I saw you apparently had to statis-launch a boulder or maybe some of the clearly-would-have-respawned-if-I-broke-one barrels at it? I didn't really figure out what they wanted me to do since I just shot a bomb arrow a the slab to knock it over.
chaosblade
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(03-21-2017, 12:07 AM)
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There is a shrine where you had to use stasis to stop a laser so you could get a ball across to the other side of a treadmill. I don't think I had used stasis for anything before that and didn't even consider using it on the laser to stop it, so I was totally stumped.

I ended up using a bomb to blow the ball across the gap instead of using the treadmill, and then used an air attack to jump to the second treadmill and climb on a block to avoid the lasers, then jump back and "solve" it.

I knew it was 100% wrong so I looked up the solution afterwards and felt like an idiot.

Had some others that I completely jury-rigged solutions for but that was the worst of them.
Brannon
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(03-21-2017, 12:10 AM)
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One shrine with motion controls had you flipping a platform to move spikes out of the way so you could cross, and the other side of the platform was all spikes, so you HAD to cross the right way.

Except I decided to turn the platform 90 degrees and walk on its side instead.

Then there was this shrine puzzle with the floating cube with an unlit torch on each face and an upside down torch above it which you use to light the other torches while avoiding the water flowing out of the pipes on the side. Which is a bit much because the motion is so wonky and floaty. So.

I made a campfire (wood + flint + hit with metal weapon), lit a normal arrow and shot the unlit torches until they were all lit. This was enough to solve the puzzle and move on.
thefil
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(03-21-2017, 12:11 AM)
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In the "speed of light" shrine. To get the hidden chest at the end, you need to get into the final room while the water is up, but the switch to open the final door requires the water to be down. You have a narrow window of 5-10 seconds to get into the last room while the water is rising. You're supposed to use a remote bomb to trigger the switch to raise the water while you're inside the last room, but I didn't figure that out.

Instead, I used an ice block to jump onto one of the torch sconces on the wall by the edge of the water, then hit the switch with an arrow, quickly jumping off and gliding through the door and into the final room in that 5-10 second window.
thrillho88
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(03-21-2017, 12:12 AM)
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There was a large tree with a platform all the way around it with enemies and chests on it.
There was no bridge to shoot down nor was there a way to climb up to it.

So I grabbed some flint and wood, dropped them on the ground and struck them with my metal sword which started a fire.
I used my Korok leaf to fan the flames into some dry grass which spread the fire further.

I then rode the up-draft created by the fire which lifted me high enough to then glide down onto the platform.
norm9
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(03-21-2017, 12:14 AM)
In the lizard divine beast, I had already gotten four of the terminals. THe last terminal is behind a wooden door with the eye symbol which lets you see into the next room which has a thingy that needs to be lit. Not knowing that you can light your own arrows on fire, I instead lit a blue flame with my torch, and then tilted the lizard back and forth until I was able to crawl through the eye hole space to get that last terminal
WordsintheWater
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(03-21-2017, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by TCKaos

So I've been watching a few videos and gifs from Breath of the Wild, and I've really quite enjoyed the silly things I've seen that I never considered.

Things like the Tao Pai Pai pillar launch - cutting down a tree, using stasis on it, and using the energy from hitting it to quickly travel down mountains and such. I also love how people have started using the shield surf as a double jump and how people have solved some electricity based puzzles by using a chain of dropped metal weapons as a make-shift wire from conductor to conductor.

What kind of neat stuff have you guys done?

This is one that I did in one of the shrines, really cool that it worked.
akidnamededdy
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(03-21-2017, 12:17 AM)
I had cleared an enemy platform from bottom to top, surveyed my surroundings and saw there was another platform nearby - near enough to maybe jump and glide to the second level, but not the third. There were some bokoblins sleeping on the third level. I wanted to take them out before I jumped over there, but I had no bomb arrows.

I did have some fire arrows, and some exploding barrels on my side...but too far to toss.

So I strapped one to a balloon, used a deku leaf to blow it across the gap and closer to the sleeping bokoblins, and shot it with a fire arrow.
stephen08
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(03-21-2017, 12:18 AM)
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There was a shrine in the Gerudo desert that required you to connect the power source to the terminals. I was short on components so I dropped a sword to connect two of the closer nodes. I'm still not sure if I was meant to do that or if there was just some aspect of the puzzle I was overlooking.
JoshuaJSlone
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(03-21-2017, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by chaosblade

There is a shrine where you had to use stasis to stop a laser so you could get a ball across to the other side of a treadmill. I don't think I had used stasis for anything before that and didn't even consider using it on the laser to stop it, so I was totally stumped.

If that's the one I'm thinking of, I didn't know you could use Stasis to stop the laser either. I threw the ball over the laser, quickly passed by the laser myself using a shield for protection, and picked the ball up. Took a few tries as the ball wouldn't get thrown far and would quickly get back to the wrong side of the laser.
eternalthree
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(03-21-2017, 12:21 AM)

Originally Posted by HandsomeCharles

In one of the shrines there is a "ball-maze" puzzle that involves you using motion controls to tilt a maze, guiding a ball around it and eventually out of the maze into a corridor. Rather than navigate the maze, I simply flipped the controller upside down and allowed the ball to roll on the flat underside of it.

Furthermore, after you finish that particular puzzle you can orient the maze in such a way that you can jump into it and get a treasure chest. I did this, however, I had oriented the maze in such a way that it was impossible for me to successfully jump back to the main part of the dungeon. I was trapped. Untill I detonated a bomb just blow myself over the gap. Success!

I felt like Sherlock-motherfucking-Holmes in that particular shrine!

i did a variation of this. i turned the gamepad around to face me so that the ball would end up on the last 'corridor' that it neede to be on, and then i just rolled it onto the other platform. hehe. pretty cool.
Trey
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(03-21-2017, 12:21 AM)
There was a shrine where you had to navigate an ice block around fire plumes of various density and angles and get it to the stairs right before the guru. You're supposed to use a metal box to block the fire and progress the ice. I just set the ice on the metal box and used magnesis to fling it to the guru, then escorted myself easily through the rest of the shrine. Picked up the ice where it landed and completed the puzzle.
Nyoro SF
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(03-21-2017, 12:21 AM)
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There's one shrine where you need to use wind tunnels to push a small ball in a rotational pattern that falls into a hole in the center. In order for the ball not to get stuck you need to block off wind turbines with some metal boxes then wait on the platform to push you up once the ball goes in the hole.

I said fuck it and put some octo balloons on the metal box and just rode it to the top. Yeah, it worked. lol
Dreavus
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(03-21-2017, 12:23 AM)
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I wish I was that creative on Eventide. :(

Stories of people beating the (potential Eventide spoilers)Hinox to death with a crate are fantastic.

(cont.)I just worked my way through the camps with that initial Axe you find, stealing weapons as I went. You end up with 2 pretty nice bows and plenty of arrows by the end. The top camp has decent weapons and a spot to cook ATK boosting bananas for the Hinox fight. You can also steal a few more swords from around his neck, so there's enough durability available to finish him off the standard way. Not as cool but it works.
smoothj
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(03-21-2017, 12:25 AM)
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I moved a chest with kenises to move a block to get to another chest in that spinning wheel elephant guardian temple. Mouthful I know.

That was awesome though.
Gregtis
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(03-21-2017, 12:28 AM)
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I used magnesis on a metal boulder to whack the weak spot on a talus over and over until it died. Surprisingly effective and felt good to give him a taste of his own medicine.
lt519
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(03-21-2017, 12:31 AM)
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I'm convinced I solved quite a few shrines not in the way they were intended. The ice block, the motion controlled maze, the ball and wind, using stasis on lasers, multiple remote bombs to trigger switches, etc.

I haven't been too creative in the over-world though. Mostly using stasis on enemies and/or stealth sections.

Edit: In the Gerudo Divine Beast there was some electricity puzzle and I skipped the whole thing by just shooting a shock arrow at the switch, I was surprised it worked and stayed permanent. A lot of my 'solutions' in Divine Beasts didn't feel like the right thing, so great job by the game for making me feel really clever even if it was the intended solution.

Originally Posted by Nyoro SF

There's one shrine where you need to use wind tunnels to push a small ball in a rotational pattern that falls into a hole in the center. In order for the ball not to get stuck you need to block off wind turbines with some metal boxes then wait on the platform to push you up once the ball goes in the hole.

I said fuck it and put some octo balloons on the metal box and just rode it to the top. Yeah, it worked. lol

This is the one where I just dropped the ball on the lip of the hole and when it started rolling I put stasis on it and ran over to the platform before stasis ended. Subverted the whole puzzle.
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Kneefoil
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(03-21-2017, 12:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nyoro SF

There's one shrine where you need to use wind tunnels to push a small ball in a rotational pattern that falls into a hole in the center. In order for the ball not to get stuck you need to block off wind turbines with some metal boxes then wait on the platform to push you up once the ball goes in the hole.

I said fuck it and put some octo balloons on the metal box and just rode it to the top. Yeah, it worked. lol

If that's the one I'm thinking of, I just placed the ball on the hill at the end and then used stasis on the ball before it could roll into the hole. Then I ran onto the soon rising platform before stasis ended. Didn't even attempt to figure out what the deal was with all the wind turbines.
Insaniac
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(03-21-2017, 12:32 AM)
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I stasis'd a movable ramp in a shrine and hit it, and used it to catapult me into a locked room, which i trapped myself in cause I couldn't get out lol
TLZ
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(03-21-2017, 12:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nosgotham

I was so weak on Eventide Island. I dropped metal stuff all around the hinox feet as I hid under camp until lightning slowly but surely took him down to dead

This is awesome. Never occurred to me. What I did do similar though is I've used my metal weapons for current distribution in shrines.

I also lit the hinox feet on fire while it's asleep for giggles.

Also in one of the shrine puzzles that involved moving a ball in a maze using motion controls (ugh..), I used my football brain and just waited for the ball to drop down and "kick" it (moved the maze and hit it) so it flew straight into the far away hole :D
cr_blah_blah
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(03-21-2017, 12:45 AM)
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In the motion controlled maze I literally just flipped the controller over and it flipped the board. I then balanced the ball on the flat side and flipped it out. It was surprising how easy it was.
Mr-Joker
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(03-21-2017, 12:48 AM)
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There was a puzzle when I needed something to hold the switch down to open the door so I need to set the leaves on fire to drop the barrel which you could either do by shooting a fire arrow or standing on a switch and shoot the lanterns that fell.

I was like screw that I am not wasting a fire arrow or wear out my Bow so I went back to the other room and used Magnesis on the metal ball carried it back and placed it on the switch and carried on as normal.

Originally Posted by cr_blah_blah

In the motion controlled maze I literally just flipped the controller over and it flipped the board. I then balanced the ball on the flat side and flipped it out. It was surprising how easy it was.

There's actually an even more easier way, rotate it 90 degree anticlockwise, tilt it down and the ball will land on the end, then quickly tilt it back and then rotate it back to its original position tilt it down so the ball starts rolling and then quickly tilt it up at the end so the ball hops over to the other side.

The upside down method just wasn't working for me.
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Kain-Nosgoth
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(03-21-2017, 12:50 AM)
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never been really creative, just used normally all the power available to me

but there was one gyro puzzle where i needed to move a block with torch on it, and i needed to light every one of them on fire! There was water that put out the fire too... so i just tilted it diagonally to avoid the water!

don't even know if it was the right way to do it

i also used a tree to make a small boat on a river with cold water that hurts you
Jangowuzhere
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(03-21-2017, 12:52 AM)
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I didn't feel like actually trying to solve one of the shrines puzzles.

Instead, I positioned a metal box at the edge of a ramp and used time stop just as it was starting to slide down. I hit it a bunch to build up launch speed, and then I quickly ran around and climbed on top. It shot me just high enough to allow me to climb onto a ledge and skip the entire shrine puzzle.
exfatal
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(03-21-2017, 12:52 AM)
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Burn it all burn it too the ground..
jts
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(03-21-2017, 12:52 AM)
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Just today.

In the Divine Beast Vah Ruta it didn't occur me to open the gate with the Cryonis rune so I just used Magnesis and pushed a metal treasure chest in and out of the gate until eventually I managed to sneak through, LMAO.

I knew something was off. But it's brilliant how these solutions aren't necessarily pre-canned.
epicnem
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(03-21-2017, 12:57 AM)
I don't know how the shrine was designed to be completed, but in the Zara's domain shrine I just stasised the ball to knock it off the podium and when it rolled to the corner with the wall blocking it from the dimple it supposed to roll into. Once it hit that wall I made an ice pillar to stop it from sliding into the abyss and then an ice pillar underneath it to pop it over the wall and have it fall neatly into the dimple.
Phawx
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(03-21-2017, 01:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nosgotham

I was so weak on Eventide Island. I dropped metal stuff all around the hinox feet as I hid under camp until lightning slowly but surely took him down to dead

You're supposed to sneak on to his left hand and then he'll scratch his belly and carry you up.
Nyoro SF
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(03-21-2017, 01:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr-Joker

There's actually an even more easier way, rotate it 90 degree anticlockwise, tilt it down and the ball will land on the end, then quickly tilt it back and then rotate it back to its original position tilt it down so the ball starts rolling and then quickly tilt it up at the end so the ball hops over to the other side.

The upside down method just wasn't working for me.

One of my friends got so frustrated with that motion control puzzle that he spazzed out with his Wii U gamepad and struck the ball so hard that it bounced off the opposing wall and it landed in the hole lol. He didn't even realize he had solved it until 6 seconds later after he had left the motion controls.
Magwik
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(03-21-2017, 01:11 AM)
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I don't sail. I just use ice cubes to hop across large masses of water.
Steejee
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(03-21-2017, 01:12 AM)

Originally Posted by Mr-Joker

There's actually an even more easier way, rotate it 90 degree anticlockwise, tilt it down and the ball will land on the end, then quickly tilt it back and then rotate it back to its original position tilt it down so the ball starts rolling and then quickly tilt it up at the end so the ball hops over to the other side.

The upside down method just wasn't working for me.

I did both - found the upside down method, but found that it didn't make anything easier.

Switched to the rotation method to land it in the 'final' path to go right to the launch, but was having issues lining it up (split joy-cons were giving me trouble on that one for some reason). Final solution? I rotated to land it in final path, flicked the controller, and launched the ball off screen. It managed to land in the path to the goal (due to high walls) and that was that.

Eventide I mostly stealthed, thoug I accidently lost the ball on the mountain to the water and couldn't figure out a way to get it back up top. Ended up restarting the island. Just glided on to the Hinox for his ball.

Most of my 'alternative' solutions have involved climbing up the absolutely worst wall available to reach a destination rather than taking the nice stairs available on the other side of the hill i was on.

Originally Posted by StaticJam

I don't sail. I just use ice cubes to hop across large masses of water.

Same. Ice cubes or zora armor all the way. Not wasting a slot on a korok leaf!
Ziocyte
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(03-21-2017, 01:19 AM)
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Mezza Lo Shrine - This was the point I realized that each bomb (round and square) have separate triggers. My friend who had already completed this shrine was laughing because of how convoluted my method was. He completely brute forced it (although, my technique taught him about each bomb having its own trigger).

I still like my way the best

https://youtu.be/vVlSe_KbyZs

We then checked out other youtube videos of the shrine to see if we could find the "proper" way to beat it. We found at least 5 different ways people were able to beat it.
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Mihos
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(03-21-2017, 01:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by LotusHD

I just... glided onto his belly.

yeah, I was surprise how weak that was. Grabbed the thing and ran, I was around 5 hearts at the time.

I did go back and kick his ass proper later, but the whole eventide thing was more annoying than challenging.
cmc`
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(03-21-2017, 01:22 AM)
For the notion control maze shrine, I got really frustrated with it after failing many times so I just waited for the ball to drop and flicked the controller so that the ball flew over in to the hole. (Seems like a few have done this actually)
Mihos
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(03-21-2017, 01:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr-Joker


There's actually an even more easier way, rotate it 90 degree anticlockwise, tilt it down and the ball will land on the end, then quickly tilt it back and then rotate it back to its original position tilt it down so the ball starts rolling and then quickly tilt it up at the end so the ball hops over to the other side.

The upside down method just wasn't working for me.

this is what I did too, I hate everything motion controlled in this game.
cheez124
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(03-21-2017, 01:26 AM)
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there's this spiral shaped peninsula in the akkala region, and in the center you have to bring a ball to a platform for the shrine to appear. the peninsula is full of enemies along the way though, so instead i just used stasis on the ball to hit it over the water and right next to the goal
NewGame
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(03-21-2017, 01:35 AM)
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Climb to some weird place and stack stuff up then glide there, look back at all the geometry, items and enemy placements I just brute forced past and laugh at the idea of the level designer crying in a corner.
Huge Succeeded
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(03-21-2017, 01:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by TCKaos

I also love how people have started using the shield surf as a double jump

well I just played around with this for a few mins and I'm gonna use it a whole lot
Sub Boss
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(03-21-2017, 01:42 AM)
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There are two shrines so far were i didn't even know how i beat
Tan
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(03-21-2017, 01:43 AM)
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I threw a metal boomerang at a hinox in a lightning storm to hit and zap him

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