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Kakuro

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:08 pm
by Chingis
First of all, not the thread to complain in. Make your own. Secondly, some are genuinely unsolvable, this sucks, but they are hard to generate and I can't catch ALL the issues without player testing. The unsolvable ones should be somewhat rare, but I can also see how, if you're struggling with the kakuro already, it's hard to immediately spot that your one is unsolvable. There is no penalty for pressing f5 if you are stuck, and you will get a new one.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:35 pm
by Verotopia
Well I'm too dumb for math games, so I asked AI which was even more confused than me. Then I googled for Kakuro solvers, and they all said my last 5 puzzles were unsolvable or had errors, so uh... how can I not complain? >:(

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:32 pm
by Torisakia
I mentioned earlier that I believe I came across some puzzles that were mathematically impossible, if I understood the rules correctly. I wasn't sure if these puzzles were randomly generated using something built in-house (i.e. by one of the gameside developers) or if they were all pre-made and chosen at random. If I come across any more that seem unsolvable I can take screenshots of them if that will help.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:33 pm
by Chingis
That's okay, I think I've tracked down the issue. I'll let you know when it's live on prod.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:35 pm
by Daphomir
Next time an event happens, just use something similar (more or less) to the N-Day setup -_-

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:39 pm
by Drew Durrnil
common combinations for kakuro:
24 in 3 slots=combination of 9, 8, and 7
23 in 3 slots=combination of 9, 8, and 6
30 in 4 slots=combinaion of 9, 8, 7, and 6
29 in 4 slots=combination of 9, 8, 7, and 5
17 in 2 slots=combination of 9 and 8
16 in 2 slots=combination of 9 and 7

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:08 pm
by Torisakia
Daphomir wrote:Next time an event happens, just use something similar (more or less) to the N-Day setup -_-

Roavin wrote:We wanted to use puzzles for several reasons, including that it makes sure it's a player experience and puppet masters can't dominate the event (like in other events we do).

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:59 pm
by Grand Britanny
Chingis wrote:Secondly, some are genuinely unsolvable, this sucks, but they are hard to generate and I can't catch ALL the issues without player testing.

Ohhhhh.... I thought I was genuinely stupid after pondering some of the kakuros for ages and not understanding how they could be solvable.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2024 10:45 pm
by Chingis
Right, unsolvable kakuro should be much much more rare now.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2024 10:30 pm
by Sireia
Drew Durrnil wrote:common combinations for kakuro:
24 in 3 slots=combination of 9, 8, and 7
23 in 3 slots=combination of 9, 8, and 6
30 in 4 slots=combinaion of 9, 8, 7, and 6
29 in 4 slots=combination of 9, 8, 7, and 5
17 in 2 slots=combination of 9 and 8
16 in 2 slots=combination of 9 and 7

is it really u