raidtombseveryday:

Tomb A Day #33 - Tomb Raider II, Level 7: 40 Fathoms

I’ve said before that I find swimming in Tomb Raider relaxing, but this level might be the exception. It starts you off in an inky abyss with no air pockets in sight. When your only refuge, a half-buried ocean liner, finally emerges from the darkness, a hungry shark appears to prevent you from feeling anything resembling relief!

I admire the developers’ choice to capsize half of the Maria Doria. It allowed them to create some interesting environments, but I bet it also made their work more difficult. Suddenly, everything that’s normally next to the floor (doorways, switches, etc.) had to be aligned with the ceiling. They even made the keyhole textures upside down! It’s the little details like that texture flip that made me fall in love with Tomb Raider’s design.

The beginning of this level was extremely difficult when I played it first. Darkness, no oxygen (you can only guess how Lara kept her breath while clinging to the submarine), no clear direction to a helpful air pocket and two very unwelcoming sharks. It’s nice that there’s a track of debris that leads you to the sunken “Maria Doria”, but when you’re eight or ten finding it is quite a challenge. And when you reach air in the ship, the sharks follow you.

After that it felt like a quite short level which is nice because you have to swim and dive a lot. You also have to open a trapdoor that makes loads of red dirt fall into the room below, thus creating a hill to climb on - a similar trick with sand was part of the "City of Khamoon" level in the first game.

At one point you get a forced view of the outside of the ship while you run past some portholes. Unfortunately it always distracts me while I try to pull a lever in time before a burner in front of it goes off and sets Lara on fire. But you get a nice view of the surrounding landscape.

adelesadkins:

Get to know me meme: [one/five] current celebrity crushes ■ Louis CK

As humans, we waste the shit out of our words. It’s sad. We use words like “awesome” and “wonderful” like they’re candy. It was awesome? Really? It inspired awe? It was wonderful? Are you serious? It was full of wonder? You use the word “amazing” to describe a goddamn sandwich at Wendy’s. What’s going to happen on your wedding day, or when your first child is born? How will you describe it? You already wasted “amazing” on a fucking sandwich.

(via theroning)

burntlikethesun:

It’s gone now. The oil’s faded.

But you’re still clever. More than a match for him.

(via cecilyacat)

keep-calm-and-read-fanfic:

winchester-kelly:

badgerdash-cumberquat:

the—superwholockian:

twistedthicket1:

trypophobic-canine:

perks-of-being-chinese:

heroscafe:

everyonesfavoriteging:

my-weeping-angel:

eatsleepcrap:

syd224:

eatsleepcrap:

wincherlockedintardis:

even with those four numbers there are countless possible combinations good luck with figuring out which one is the right one you punk

*straightens calculator*
It’s pretty likely that it’s a four digit number, and as there are four digits chosen there, that means that there cannot be any repetition. This mean that there are:
n!/(n-4)! possible orders. As ‘n’ is 4 (number of digits available). 4!/0! which becomes 4x3x2x1/1 which simplifies to 24. That means that there are 24 possible combinations of codes. This would take you about two or three minutes to input all possible codes.

Unless an alarm goes off if you don’t get it right in 3 tries

*straightens calculator again*
Kick the fucking door in

well ‘technically’ the code is most likley 1970. statistically, a majority of people, when told to choose a 4 digit code will choose their birth year. and this key pad is obviously a few years old to put it nicely, thats most likley it. 

some sherlock holmes shit just went down over here


No, no, no. Don’t base your deductions of psychology. Let’s talk chemistry. When you first press a button, there’s more of the natural oils on your skin, and therefore it wears down the numbers on the keys faster. Obviously 0 is the first one, then. Try 0791 first.

Sherlock out.

woah.

it got better

and this is why the sherlock fandom could either rule the world or end it….

Close, but not quite, I think. People will almost always choose a number they can remember. What’s memorable about 0791? Try 0719 - a birthday, 19th of July. That is more likely.

Those deductions are great and all, but unnecessary.
The light is green.
The door is already open.

And that’s why we have a John Watson.

This is probably my favourite post to ever come out of this fandom. 

keep-calm-and-read-fanfic:

winchester-kelly:

badgerdash-cumberquat:

the—superwholockian:

twistedthicket1:

trypophobic-canine:

perks-of-being-chinese:

heroscafe:

everyonesfavoriteging:

my-weeping-angel:

eatsleepcrap:

syd224:

eatsleepcrap:

wincherlockedintardis:

even with those four numbers there are countless possible combinations good luck with figuring out which one is the right one you punk

*straightens calculator*

It’s pretty likely that it’s a four digit number, and as there are four digits chosen there, that means that there cannot be any repetition. This mean that there are:

n!/(n-4)! possible orders. As ‘n’ is 4 (number of digits available). 4!/0! which becomes 4x3x2x1/1 which simplifies to 24. That means that there are 24 possible combinations of codes. This would take you about two or three minutes to input all possible codes.

Unless an alarm goes off if you don’t get it right in 3 tries

*straightens calculator again*

Kick the fucking door in

well ‘technically’ the code is most likley 1970. statistically, a majority of people, when told to choose a 4 digit code will choose their birth year. and this key pad is obviously a few years old to put it nicely, thats most likley it. 

some sherlock holmes shit just went down over here

image

No, no, no. Don’t base your deductions of psychology. Let’s talk chemistry. When you first press a button, there’s more of the natural oils on your skin, and therefore it wears down the numbers on the keys faster. Obviously 0 is the first one, then. Try 0791 first.

image

Sherlock out.

woah.

it got better

and this is why the sherlock fandom could either rule the world or end it….

Close, but not quite, I think. People will almost always choose a number they can remember. What’s memorable about 0791? Try 0719 - a birthday, 19th of July. That is more likely.

Those deductions are great and all, but unnecessary.

The light is green.

The door is already open.

And that’s why we have a John Watson.

This is probably my favourite post to ever come out of this fandom. 

(via tritonushh)